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Revelation 'F' is a fan-made Audio Play based on Dragon Ball, as a sequel to MasakoX's popular What If Freeza Turned Good? saga of his greater what-if series.

In this timeline, a Freeza left with nothing eventually decided to give up his evil ways and gained some allies, along with disposing of the utterly psychotic Trogen, King Cold's third son and attempted successor to his empire. With his older brother Cooler now taking care of the empire in his place, Freeza (under the alias "Captain F") and the crew of the Zinfaandel— Cuit the rugged mechanic, Cheelai the street-smart scout, Yamcha the extra muscle, and the ship's very playful AI— proceed to go on adventures across the cosmos, possibly to do some odd jobs or clean up some of the messes Freeza's old empire made.

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However, one little excursion leads to them discovering the "Frigidarian Empire", a Trogen-worshipping cult with a recent history of stealing cloning tech and the like. Determined to prevent them from doing something especially bad with these resources, Freeza and his crew set off to learn more about this organization, running into a few choice characters and obstacles along the way.

The playlist for Revelation 'F' can be found here or on other digital audio platforms.

See Masako X - Dragon Ball What-If for MasakoX's other Dragon Ball stories.

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Revelation 'F' contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: In addition to those already in the original page, there are also Yamcha and Cheelai, who get training on Yardrat.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: An unmajinified Pui Pui shows up on his home planet in the third episode, and indirectly mentions that Babidi and his "cult" are currently recruiting.
  • Amazon Chaser: When Cheelai explains about her sister in S2 E5, Yamcha remarks about how hot it was that she's so strong.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Moraine and Drumlin don't seem to have been too aggressive to begin with when they are introduced in Episode 3 of Season 2, but Frigid's gentle treatment of them, combined with their existing affection for their brother "Little Frigee", immediately cements their loyalty to him.
  • Berserk Button: Freeza doesn't like being compared to Goku, as seen when Yamcha presses the "Goku button" in episode 11.
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  • Big Damn Heroes: In episode 2, Cheelai looks like she's alone and about to be captured, by ten guys against one "itty-bitty thief" before she says "Well, I guess that's not quite accurate."
  • The Brute: Moraine and Drumlin are characterized as powerful but stupid. To emphasize this, according to the thumbnail of season 2 episode 3, their baseline form is based on Freeza's 2nd Form, the tallest and most muscular of them all, whereas Freeza and Frigid are both normally found the small, surprisingly delicate-looking Final Form.
  • Call-Forward: In the third episode, Pui Pui tells one of his minions that he's not interested in any cults or offers by potato-headed wizards. He changes his mind after Freeza makes a monkey out of him.
  • Catch and Return: Parodied in Episode 8. While being chased by the Graspovs, one of their chakrams hits a nearby tree. Yamcha says "Maybe it's time to start returning the favor!" and picks up the tree and smashes one of the Graspovs.
  • Clone Degeneration: Moraine and Drumlin were failed clones of Trogen that were strong, but very lacking in mental faculties. General Magnet used them to help build the Frigidarian asteroid ship and then put them in stasis. When Frigid learned of them, he had them released and took them under his wing as his siblings.
  • Computer Voice: The Zinfaandel's computer has a voice like a British woman. She later gets named Shiraz.
  • Cult of Personality: Trogen has a posthumous one called the "Frigidarian Empire".
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • In episode 3, Freeza is on the receiving end of one, from Pui-Pui, because an EMP fried his electronics.
    • In episode 4, after being repaired by Cuit, has Freeza immediately going Golden and beating the tar out of Pui-Pui, forcing him to give them the parts they need to fix the Zinfaandel.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Cheelai and Yamcha get captured by Pui Pui's group, but they escape after Cheelai pickpockets a key.
  • Darkest Hour: Season 1's finale ends with Freeza captured, Yamcha and Cheelai on the run and Cuit fighting for his life as he's under attack by Frigidarian ships while in the Zinfaandel.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When the Frigidarians unleash Frigid, they expect him to kill Freeza. However, being newly born, Frigid has no active hatred of Freeza, so Frigid releases him after a bit.
  • Double-Meaning Title: Whereas "Revelation 'F'" could easily just refer to Freeza's own revelation that there's more to life than being evil and alone, it also refers to the continuous revelation of what the Frigidarian Empire is planning behind the scenes.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Freeza's ship is named the Zinfaandel in episode 1, and her AI Computer Voice is later named Shiraz by a flirting "Spades". Both names refer to dark-skinned grapes used to make red wine.
  • Four-Man Band:
    • Only Sane Woman: Cheelai, being the most street-smart and more often than not the voice of reason for the crew. Doesn't stop her from being especially playful, though, since she's still a kid.
    • The Smart Guy: Cuit, being the mostly laid-back and stoic mechanic for the crew with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things space engineering.
    • The Casanova Wannabe: Freeza, despite genuinely turning over a new leaf, is still rather smug and ego-driven.
    • The Butt-Monkey: Yamcha. Besides his usual luck, he's the Naïve Newcomer of the crew, and has never been to space before.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Haba in Season 2 Episode 4 is described by Yamcha as having green skin and white hair and purple eyes by Yamcha as to why he is attracted to her. He's not attracted to Cheelai, presumably because he sees her as more of a friend and she's implied to be pretty young, not like she is 15 or so years later in the Broly movie. Justified in Cheelai and Haba looking the same, though, since Haba is Cheelai's older sister.
  • Hidden Depths: Yamcha is a good cook, apparently, according to episode 10.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: The Graspovs in Episode 8 hunt Freeza, Cheelai and Yamcha.
  • I Did What I Had to Do:
    • Even after turning good, when talking about blowing up planet Vegeta, Freeza says he has no regrets blowing up the Saiyans and would do it again without regret, since they were a bloodthirsty Proud Warrior Race and that Goku is an anomaly.
    • Freeza blows up planet Ronka 8 in episode 11, killing a few thousand people, but not blowing it up would have killed billions possibly.
  • Just a Machine: Langoo has this opinion of Shiraz, as does the rest of the Galactic Patrol.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Langoo's ship gets stuck in a constant turn after he tries to delete Shiraz.
  • Miles Gloriosus: "Spades"/Otiose in episode 5.
  • Morally Superior Copy: Frigid is a clone of Trogen, however, since he's newly created, he has no active hatred for Freeza and lets him go, and doesn't listen to Trogen's posthumous instructions, wanting to be his own man and rule the Frigidarians as he sees fit.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Trogen planned for his own death, surprisingly, and left his DNA behind to resurrect him if he died.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The title itself is one to the Resurrection 'F' movie.
    • After getting fried by an EMP in the third episode, Freeza's voice starts glitching out much like in Abridged.
    • Another Abridged reference is in episode 10, where Yamcha and Cheelai start talking about "the jockstrap incident".
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat:
    • The Galactic Patrol are depicted as this in Episode 9.
    • Episode 11 depicts the lead scientists of Ronka 8 as lazy bureaucrats who would rather do nothing than listen to warnings about a comet about to hit the planet.
  • Shout-Out: Just like the prior video series, nearly every episode starts with a "Freeza Log..."
    • Similarly, habitable Earth-type planets are called Class-M planets and marginally habitable planets with mostly vegetation are Class-L.
    • The intro to Season 2 has Freeza giving a full on full length shout-out to the intro of Star Trek: The Original Series.
    • The Graspovs in episode 8 are expies of the Predator aliens.
  • The Starscream: General Magnet is undermining Frigid since he doesn't approve of how different he is from Trogen.
  • Strong and Skilled: While Yamcha isn't much compared to Freeza and some of the others of the Z-Fighters, he's light years ahead of regular mooks that they encounter on their missions. It's even frequently mentioned that he's the second strongest person on the ship.
  • Sticky Fingers: In episode 4, Cheelai pickpockets a guard's key so she and Yamcha can escape.
  • Take a Third Option: Shiraz because of a virus from the Frigidarian Empire, refuses to power up and escape the path of comet Komoori, Yamcha puts on a spacesuit and starts moving the ship, with Freeza joining him.
  • Theme Naming:
    • Frigid shares Freeza, Cooler and Cold's theme naming.
    • Moraine and Drumlin both differ in that they are named after remnants of glaciers, to signal their status as failed clones of Trogen.
  • Walking Disaster Area: Spades/Otiose from episode 5 of Revelation F. Apparently he somehow started 25 wars and became legendary in the North Galaxy for being a disaster area and time waster.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Due to Freeza having Story-Breaker Power by the finale of the What If Freeza Turned Good story, he's on the end of this several times for dramatic tension.
    • Freeza gets defeated by Pui Pui after being fried by an EMP, making his mechanical parts nearly useless.
    • The Graspovs in episode 8 have a dampening field that prevents enemies from using ki-based attacks or flight. Freeza lampshades the fact that that keeps happening.
    • Once again, Freeza is poisoned in the finale of season 1 and captured, getting all of his mechanical parts removed.
      Freeza: One way or another, losing the ability to fight properly is getting rather old!

"With their tropes finally described, our heroes continue on their epic quest across the galaxy! But will their journey be without obstacles? Will further adventures lead to greater tropes, and thus more opportunities for unsuspecting lives to be ruined? Find out in the next exciting installment of the chronicles of Good Freeza and the Zinfaandel crew in… Revelation 'F'!"
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