|Other Names||Changeling, Ice-jin, Icen, Glaeris, Arcosian(?)|
|Height||5 to 10 feet, depending on form|
|Diet||Wine, Humans, shellfish (either omnivore or carnivore)|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||Dragon Ball Universe|
Frieza's race, also known as Frost Demons, are a mutated species of aliens. They are Transforming-type aliens.
Frieza's race are a mysterious species, and not much is known of their origins. The main known Frieza's race, Frieza's family, are employed under the Planet Trade Organization, which they also run. As they gain in strength, they create for themselves new forms to guise their actual power levels from opponents and allies alike, possibly hinting at an untrusting civilization. Frieza and Vegeta implied that these forms were used as "buffers" to conserve power and to keep it in check.
Cooler had the most transformations - up to 5 forms. Transforming up into their next form would greatly increase their power level, leading to the idea that the forms work like buffer zones to hold in such intense levels of energy. It is possible that they, and the Arcosians, are the same race. The Meatians also bear a resemblance to Frieza in his third form, so its possible that Frieza's race and Meatians are related.
Definitely one of the strongest races in the Northern Galaxy, Frieza's race are or were space pirates, collectively running a group known as the Planet Trade Organization. They would hire other species (mainly the Saiyans) to eradicate a planet's population, and then they would sell the planet to the highest bidder.
The royal members of the race have been incredibly arrogant, to the point that it serves as a combat weakness. Frieza has far more screentime than any other member of his race and could be used as a model for how the rest behave, but he appears to be crueler than either his father or his brother, often prolonging battles he could easily win in order to torture his foes. Like his arrogance, this also serves a weakness in battle and resulted in his defeat.
The three heroic members appear to be very unfriendly but kind and helpful. Jiroa also appears to do what is right even if he is manipulative.
It was stated by Akira Toriyama that Frieza and King Cold are both mutated members of their race. Their mutation causes them to have far higher power levels than any other member of the race.
It is unknown what the appetite of Freiza's race is, though Freiza was shown drinking wine in a flashback (King Cold was also shown drinking wine) and also ate a crab that crawled onto Vegeta, meaning that they eat meat. While Frieza was in his second form he also decided that he would eat Krillin, showing that Frieza's race are willing to eat Humans, and when Krillin goes under water Frieza makes jokes about fishing, showing that Frieza's race eat fish.
When Goku manages to hurt Freiza in his Fourth Form he states that the only people who ever hurt him in that form were his parents (in the original japanese version, he just says father), this likely means that Freiza's race may reproduce similar to Humans. It is implied that Frieza's race are capable of reproducing with humans as Bulma finds Frieza attractive, and Frieza is later implied to show attraction towards Android 18 in Shin Budokai.
Frieza's species were claimed to not be asexual in the Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game, where Frieza and his family are said to be the males of their species (in contrast to the Namekian characters who do not have a listed gender). However, this has been confirmed as non-canon by Akira Toriyama himself, who stated in an interview that King Cold gave birth to Frieza by himself.
Racial Abilities Edit
Frieza's race had the ability to transform into several forms, each holding a different power and speed, and it is known that the members of the race don't even need to breathe to survive in the void of space. They are also capable of projecting ki blasts, some of which can destroy whole worlds, something which Frieza did at least twice. Their metabolism appears to be incredibly slow, as Frieza spent nineteen months in the void of space while missing his lower body and much of his torso and head, without any food and water. Members of Frieza's race are very long-lived and may not die of old age (Frieza wanted immortality, but immortality in the Dragon Ball universe means the inability to die of any cause, not just old age). It could be said that they are to Saiyans as Saiyans are to humans.
Frieza also mentions the ability to copy powers when fighting Nail, stating that he is making a copy of his regenerative capabilities.
The first form is very short, not very muscled, and arguably looks quite feminine, especially with the facial expression and voice. Even in this form they are far more powerful than most beings: when first introduced Frieza's power level was over twenty times that of any other character seen up to that point (530,000), and in flashbacks he was shown to kill several elite Saiyans (power level perhaps 3,000-4,000) effortlessly, even killing their king (the strongest Saiyan alive at the time) with a single punch to the jaw.
Members with a 1st FormEdit
The second form looks a lot like the first, except extremely tall, extremely bulky, and looks a lot more menacing overall with a much lower voice and more evil facial expression. While in this form, the power and strength of an Icejin increase significantly.
Members with a 2nd FormEdit
Next is the third form, which overall looks a lot more monstrous, with a look extremely reminiscent of the designs of the Xenomorphs, commonly known as the iconic creatures featured in the movie Alien, with the reformed mouth, elongated head, and spikes sprout from one’s back.
Members with a 3rd FormEdit
True Form (Fourth Form)Edit
Here, the appearance has become a lot like the very first one in terms of size and bulk, but with smoother skin structure. Frieza’s version of this form is completely white except from purple plates on the chest, head, shoulders, lower arms and lower legs. However, Cooler's version is significantly different; the reasoning behind this is not understood. While in this form power, speed, and strength increase drastically. This is their natural form. Even in this form, Frieza's race naturally hold back the vast majority of their power, and Frieza uses various increments of power against Goku. When using 100% of their power, members of Frieza's race become engorged with muscle, which does not hamper their speed in any way. Members of Frieza's race cannot maintain 100% power indefinitely without training, however, and eventually return to their base power level, which is 10% of their maximum.
Members who display True FormEdit
Here, the member of Frieza's race becomes much taller and bulkier again, but with the external shoulder plates separating and rising up, the head set reforming spikes, and even a cover for the face coming into being. While in this form, their power and abilities increases even further. The exact nature of this form is not known, as it has not appeared much, but it is possible that it is the Frieza's race equivalent of a Super Saiyan. Similar to how the third form resembles a Xenomorph, The Fifth Form bares some resemblance to the Predators.
It is unknown how the form is attained, but it is likely through either age or the need to become stronger. If it is through age, then King Cold can also use the form, and Frieza would have attained it by the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z.
Members with a 5th FormEdit
Both Frieza and Cooler take on a Bio-Mechanical form, after Frieza is defeated by Goku he is transformed into Mecha Frieza by King Cold's scientists, Mecha Frieza's power is nearly six times Frieza's, in one game Frieza is given a further mecha form named Cyborg Frieza, which gives him a huge gun on his shoulder and increases his power to almost seven times. Later, after Cooler is launched into the sun by Goku, his body is picked up by the Big Gete Star, it gives him the power to create Meta-Coolers who are far more powerful than Cooler, Cooler also has a second form named Metal Cooler (nucleus) which is Cooler as the Big Geta Star's core.
Members with a Bio-Mech formEdit
In Shin Budokai - Another Road, Future Babidi resurrects Frieza to help him and transforms him into Majin Frieza, the only difference is that he has the M (Majin symbol) on his head and his power also increases to be able to fight against Super Saiyan 3 for a short time.
Members with a Majin formEdit
Midway formsEditFrieza takes a few forms midway through transformation, he takes on a much larger version of the first form just before transforming into his second form, and also a version of third form with second form's head for a few seconds. Cooler also takes on a form resembling Frieza 100% while transforming into fifth form.
Members with a mid formEdit
In Shin Budokai, Frieza absorbs large amounts of evil energy and takes on the form of Super Janemba.
Members with a demon formEdit
Transformation power multiplicationEdit
- Second Form - 2x First Form
- Third Form - 2x Second Form
- Fifth Form - 30x True Form
Notable Members Edit
- King Cold - Apparent king of Frieza's race
- Cooler - King Cold's oldest known son
- Frieza - King Cold's youngest known and by far his most spoiled son
- Fake Frieza - Frieza's scapegoat
- Kuriza - Frieza's son
- Chilled - The member of the race who originally discovered Planet Plant.
- Meta-Cooler - robotic copies of Cooler created by the Big Gete Star
- Froze - the hero member of the race
- Berserker (Frieza's race) - the berserker member of the race
- Elite (Frieza's race) - the elite member of the race
- Deita - a member of the Gadget Super Lovers
- Frost - The Emperor of Universe 6 and Three times winner of the Universal Peace Prize.
- Frieza's race are first witnessed in the Frieza Saga.
- Their lifespan is known to be longer than that of humans, as Frieza did not visibly age over 25 years and is at least 70 (generally assumed to be a few centuries old) by the time he arrives on Namek, meaning that King Cold is at the very least a century old.
- Fan names include Changeling, Icejin, Icer, Icen, and Frost Demon, and it is possible that the races official name is Arcosian.
- A Character named Jiora from one Akira Toriyama's lesser known series, Cashman - Saving Soldier, bears a large resemblance to Frieza's race's true form.
- In the Malaysian dub of Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Frieza's race is named as Glaeris.
Jiora and his SpeciesEdit
Jiora is a character from Cashman - Saving Soldier and is from planet Biretojin, many of Toriyama's works reference each other and sometimes take place in the same continuity (as Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump, and Nekomajin do). Jiora heavily resembles a member of Frieza's race and has the ability to take on other peoples forms.
Jiora himself appears to be in the fourth form of Frieza's race if he is in fact one.