The Dragon Ball franchise often focuses heavily on constantly increasing the power levels of its characters and villains, which has caused some criticism in recent Dragon Ball Super installments.
However, Black Frieza’s appearance in the manga immediately made a strong impression with his formidable new form.
Although the Dragon Ball Super manga has yet to fully describe Black Frieza’s abilities and limitations, he quickly and decisively defeated both Ultra Instinct Goku and Ultra Ego Vegeta.
This clearly shows his great strength. However, it’s unclear exactly how he stacks up in power compared to other high-level characters in the wider Dragon Ball multiverse.
It will likely take more feats from Black Frieza to confirm his place among the strongest warriors.
Black Frieza’s unparalleled power
Black Frieza has proven himself to be the most powerful mortal warrior currently in the Dragon Ball saga. His decisive victories over Goku using Ultra Instinct and Vegeta using Ultra Ego – two highly amplified forms – clearly demonstrate Black Frieza’s abilities.
This is especially impressive given that Goku and Vegeta have increased in power significantly throughout the series.
Additionally, Frieza said he was not present in Universe 7 when Granolah made her wish to become the strongest mortal. This strongly implies that Black Frieza has now surpassed Granolah’s power.
Of course, fans will debate whether or not Gohan, after unlocking his Fury Monster transformation, can hold his own against Black Frieza. Gohan has reappeared as one of Dragon Ball’s top fighters.
Although creator Akira Toriyama has suggested that Gohan’s potential abilities are superior to anyone’s, it is currently unproven whether he can match Black Frieza’s.
It will likely take more feats to determine whether other characters can access Black Frieza’s higher power levels. Currently, he seems to be sitting firmly at the pinnacle of mortal warriors in the story.
There are also greater beings to consider beyond mortal warriors – Angels and Gods of Destruction are described as extremely powerful. At least in Universe 7, Beerus retains his status as the most powerful warrior as hinted in the story.
Likewise, Whis appears to be far superior to all other warriors from the 7th Universe. However, it has been established that restrictions prevent Whis from interfering in events occurring within the jurisdiction assigned to him.
So while Black Frieza sits at the forefront of mortal warriors by far, there is still scope for angels and gods to still overpower him. How he can counter the full capabilities of Beerus or Whis is unknown.
The story could reveal the limits of creatures like Angels and Destroyers at the right time. Currently, Black Frieza is the ultimate mortal warrior based on his performance.
But the gaps may still prevent him from reaching the powers of Beerus, Whis, and perhaps Gohan’s hidden potential.
The controversies and victories surrounding Frieza
Frieza’s resurrection and continued role in Dragon Ball has caused mixed opinions among fans over the years. Although his performance in the Tournament of Power delighted many, debates continued about his continued use in the story.
Likewise, the concept of Frieza quickly gaining extreme strength through training raised some doubts when introduced in the Granolah arc. However, his decades-long intense treatment regimen appears more reasonable.
Regardless, Frieza regained his ultimate mortal combat power in the series, being especially persistent as a villain despite his recurring character status.
After easily overwhelming Goku and Vegeta, the heroes may need more than powerful enhancements to topple Frieza. The manga’s sequel may focus on a complex strategy to defeat him.
Frieza occupies an uneven position – extremely formidable but one that invites skepticism about his narrative purpose. His crushing victory may force the protagonists to push through instead of simply outsmarting him next time.
The broader fan base remains divided on whether Frieza’s continued presence will enhance or detract from the Dragon Ball tapestry.
Origin of Black Frieza
Frieza achieved an extremely powerful new form named Black Frieza after 10 years of training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber on a planet he took over.
The room allows time to pass much faster, facilitating extended training. Through great effort, Frieza unlocked this new pinnacle transformation for his race.
Black Frieza demonstrates Frieza’s complete mastery of the ability to wield immense power in this enhanced state without any stamina issues, unlike his previous Golden Frieza form.
The V-Jump guide shows that Black Frieza is capable of rivaling the God of Destruction in terms of strength, with abilities that far surpass what Goku and Vegeta can currently achieve, even reaching levels of strength himself divinely strong.
Frieza debuted his Black Frieza form by instantly defeating the powerful Awakened Gas.
He then quickly defeated both Ultra Instinct Goku and Ultra Ego Vegeta simultaneously with a single blow, demonstrating this form’s immense power.