A tyrant who has conquered most of the known galaxy. Also a prissy manchild who wants the universe for himself. Freeza's actions have directly or indirectly impacted the plot of the series in many ways.
- Adaptational Badass: Goku beats him like in the manga, but Freeza was actually able to hold his own against the Saiyan without gradually losing power this time around. Plus Freeza didn't put any effort with deflecting Gohan's strongest attack when he was in third form, or Vegeta's strongest attack when he was in fourth form, whereas he was visibly shocked both times in the manga and anime.
- Appeal to Obscurity: He often drops the names of races that don't exist anymore, to demonstrate the fate of any that he wipes out:Freeza: Tell me, have you ever heard of the planet Vegeta?
Freeza: Funny. Because I expect to hear the same from the next person when I ask them about Namek.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: His insistence of calling Christmas "Freeza Day" really annoys Cooler in Plan to Eradicate Christmas.
- Arc Villain: Of both the Namek and Freeza Saga, further supported by the fact Word of God confirmed that they will not do the Resurrection of F movie because they're afraid of what Funimation would do to them if they defy copyright law.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
- A minor example, but while Bardock gives him a heroic speech, he stops paying attention and thinks about how often he hears such speeches, wine and how much a prick Cooler is. So much so that he almost forgets that he was going to destroy Planet Vegeta.
- He also gets distracted by Goku's abdominal muscles during the middle of the beatdown.Freeza: Oh, my God! You could grind meat on those!
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the supreme ruler of the galaxy (at least until his father is introduced), and is considerably stronger than all of his men. Put it this way. When he first arrived on Earth Raditz annihilated the Z-Warriors. When Vegeta showed up, he claimed to be as strong as "Fifteen Raditzes". Gohan describes Freeza's weakest form as comparable to "A hundred Vegetas".
- Ax-Crazy: He's every bit as violent and sadistic as in the original series.
- Back from the Dead: Santa brings him and Cooler back as ghosts in "Plan to Eradicate Christmas" to fight those on the naughty list. It's the first time we see them interact with each other.
- Bad Boss:
- Kills his soldiers at the drop of a hat; reasons vary from "needing an example" to avoiding an awkward conversation.
- The mooks actually form a union due the rising number of their personnel exploding. Freeza's response is predictable.
- According to Zarbon, he doesn't pay his minions since he thinks allowing them to live is payment enough.
- He kills his last remaining henchman for no reason other than he was the only survivor of Trunks (and then only because Trunks decided to pull a humiliation move on him instead of a kill move).Freeza: You missed one. [rams his hand through his henchman's back until it comes through his chest]
Henchman: Lord Freeza... the f**k? *dies*
- Note that he does seem to care for his stronger mooks, though. While fighting Vegeta, his Internal Monologue shows that he's trying to decide what gifts he should give to help break the news of the Ginyu Force's deaths to their families, and when Goku lets out a Double Entendre during their fight, Freeza says out loud that he misses Zarbon.
- Benevolent Boss: Appears to be one towards his more high ranking lieutenants. Even going so far as to contemplate sending flowers to the Ginyu's families. note However, this is shown to be merely an extension of his Faux Affably Evil persona, and he will gleefully murder even his most loyal lieutenant's with the same indifference as his underlingsFreeza (After incinerating a random underling) "See that, Zarbon? That's YOU if Vegeta is not in front of me in the next ten minutes."
- Berserk Button:
- Don't mess with his tail.
- Goku's idiocy does the job nicely.
- Later, when facing Goku:Freeza: There you go again! Throwing your hands in the air, like you just don't care! CARE, DAMN IT!
- In particular, mocking his lips will immediately shatter his composure, and set him off into a murderous rage.Freeza: I WILL F*CKING MURDER YOU!!!
- Calling him names can annoy him. And hearing Vegeta's Super Saiyan speech also gets under his skin.
- Seeing Trunks turn Super Saiyan is enough to send him into a blind rage in which he's reduced to simply uttering synonyms of "KILL".
- Big Bad: In Season 2 and of the Bardock: The Father of Goku abridged special.
- Big Bad Wannabe: In Season 3. He makes a grand arrival to Earth... only to be defeated and killed by Future Trunks in a matter of minutes.
- Big "NO!": In a deleted scene showing his reconstruction as Mecha-Freeza, parodying the creation of Darth Vader, this is his reaction to King Cold telling him he destroyed both Namek and the (Namekian) Dragon Balls.
- Blasphemous Boast: It's subtle, but it's there when he tells God to strike him down if he's really as evil as Goku says he is.(Gets struck by lightning)
Freeza: Ha! Nice try, jackass! Next time, give it your A-game!
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday:
- Big time. He has wiped out so many planets and races that he has invented a hobby of counting the number of times he has heard various cliched heroic Stock Phrases delivered against him by his eventual victims.
- In the midst of destroying Planet Vegeta, he is more preoccupied with deciding what type of wine he should have for dinner than with Bardock's valiant rebellion.
- Came Back Wrong: Cyborg Freeza is more powerful, sure, but his brain has a habit of gli-gli-gli-messing up.
- Comedic Sociopathy: His Ax Crazyness is generally played for laughs.
- Cyborg: A mortally wounded Freeza is reborn as one as of episode 30.
- Deadpan Snarker: Turns against him with a vengeance in the fight against Goku, who horribly misinterprets every single one of his clever one-liners.
- Dissonant Serenity:
- He is very calm and collected in his final form... at least until Goku shows up.
- He seems to default to this whenever he's undergoing an overwhelming amount of hatred, shock and amazement.Freeza: [horrified, but still calm] Oh. Somehow I completely forgot about [the spirit bomb]. [Freeza's Earth-Shattering Kaboom gets "eaten" by the spirit bomb, complete with "OM NOM NOM" sounds] [Still calm] Oh my God.
- The Dreaded: Much like in the original series, anybody that knows him is terrified of him, and with good reason.Trunks: Consider that a warning. Either leave here or die.
Freeza: Oh, is that an ultimatum? I love ultimatums! Here's mine: Either die to him or die to me!
(soldiers scream and charge to their deaths)
- Electronic Speech Impediment: After becoming Mecha Freeza, a lack of RAM causes him to malfunction every so often and repeat words over and over again.
- Enraged by Idiocy: Much of his Villainous Breakdown is triggered by Goku's stupidity.Freeza: That's stupid! You're stupid! STOP BEING STUPID!
Goku: Or...maybe I'm just being rhetorical.
Freeza: NO!!! NO YOU'RE NOT! God, it's like you just use words you hear randomly to try and sound smarter!
Goku: Heh, well now you're just acting transcendent!
Freeza: *growls and knees Goku in the face*
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: He's definitely evil, but hey, not many villains would have some of their highest enforcers include women and homosexuals. And he finds them all equally expendable. What a guy!
- Evil Brit: LittleKuriboh gives him one that sounds pretty similar to Yugi from that particular abridged series.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Not much, but he seems to avoid trying to sound homophobic around Zarbon when he finds out the latter had a girlfriend. (Consider how Zarbon would be unable to retaliate against Freeza, yet Freeza went out of his way to be civil).
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor:
- In addition to finding his personal beating of Nail funny and his killing of Goku's best friend Krillin hilarious, he tells jokes about Namekian genocide.Freeza: How many Namekians does it take to change a light bulb? The entire race. One to change the bulb, and the rest to die! And then that one dies as well.
- He loves taking cracks at his would be victims with Black Comedy. He even finds other people's grief and distress to be hilarious.Freeza: Oh what's wrong monkey? Come on now, give me something funny.
Goku: You.. killed my best friend!
Freeza: Ha! That is pretty funny! Hilarious, actually.
- In addition to finding his personal beating of Nail funny and his killing of Goku's best friend Krillin hilarious, he tells jokes about Namekian genocide.
- Evil Is Hammy: During his Villainous Breakdown, believe it or not.Freeza: [to Goku] You think that you're this so-called Super Saiyan, that you're better than me?! Lord Freeza?! ...WELL, YOU'RE NOT!! I OWN YOU! I OWN YOUR PLANET! I OWN THIS PLANET! In fact [powers up Death Ball] F*CK THIS PLANET!!!
- Evil Laugh: As he finally loses it and is about to blow Namek to smithereens he lets out a maniac giggle... which he soon loses when he suddenly remembers there's a fully charged Spirit Bomb about to hit him.
- Evil Overlord: Freeza conquers planets, names them after himself, subjugates or exterminates their native peoples and he does so enjoy it.
- Evil Sounds Deep: LittleKuriboh gets a really deep voice for a transformed Freeza that is reminiscent of his other sadistic and evil roles such as Yami Yugi of Season 1 of YuGiOh Abridged.
- Fantastic Racism: Even moreso than in the original series.Freeza: I can't believe we came all the way out here and spent a week in the space boonies for nothing! Seriously, I'm surprised we didn't hear banjos on the way in, because everybody's inbred and looks the f**king same!
Nail: This is my people's sacred battle ground.
Freeza: We flew over an hour for this? It looks exactly the same as everywhere else on this godforsaken rock!
Nail: [annoyed grunt] Racist.
Freeza: Well, maybe so, but I can't quite be a racist against a race that doesn't exist. Like the Clorfours. Dirty money-grubbing Clorfours. Tried to Clorf me right out of my money. Blew those little bastards up is what I did.
- Faux Affably Evil: Big time. He is perfectly capable of being quite polite as he horribly beats you up, murders your neighbors and possibly destroys your entire race and planet.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Cooler's responsible, given that he's the Psychopathic Man Child to Cooler's No-Nonsense Nemesis.
- Go Look at the Distraction: Blows up a minion (who was bringing somewhat important information) to save himself from an awkward conversation with Zarbon.
- Greater-Scope Villain:
- In Season 1 to Vegeta, during which he was mentioned quite frequently. Freeza's presence is especially felt throughout most of the abridged movies as well; Turles' Freudian Excuse was getting "Freeza Day" instead of Christmas; a "special holiday" when Freeza blew up a victim's planet, and that "holiday" was even brought up by one of Lord Slug's minions. Cooler's actions throughout the two movies are the result of his hatred for Freeza, and even the devolving psychopath Broly acknowledges Freeza as a powerful figure, mentioning he's disappointed in Goku because he killed Freeza, and was even aroused by Trunks when he brought up that he technically killed Freeza. Makes some sense considering Broly survived "Freeza Day" as a baby.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: At the end of Episode 30 part 2, he gets sliced in half by his own disk, just like in the original anime.
- Hulk Speak: Upon going to 100% power in his fight against Goku in episode 30.Freeza: Smash monkey! Smash monkey!
- Ignored Epiphany: After Goku spares his life, Freeza considers changing his ways. This lasts about as long as you'd expect.Freeza: He's... really just leaving me here! He gave me his energy and... left me! Maybe this is a sign... Maybe I should change... Maybe this is my second... and last... chance... Maybe... I was wrong. [beat] NAAAAH!!
- Insistent Terminology: Freeza would like to remind anyone of his station.Freeza: I am Lord Freeza, yes.
- Intercontinuity Crossover: In "Seto Kaiba's Real Father - CONCLUSION". He's the "father" of Kaiba, AKA, the Seto-bot 5000. Or not.
- Interface Screw: Apparently his Destructo Disks work on inverted controls.
- It's All About Me:
- In Episode 29, he sums it up quite well when fighting off the Spirit Bomb:Freeza: If I had any single regret for the countless horrific events that transpired in my wake, it's that I'm dying.
- Cooler calls him out on this in Plan to Eradicate Christmas, where Freeza calls Christmas "Freeza Day" and proclaims that it's all about him getting revenge on the monkeys.
- In Episode 29, he sums it up quite well when fighting off the Spirit Bomb:
- Knight of Cerebus: While not nearly as much as Cell, he was far more competent and deadly than Nappa and Vegeta and had his fair share of dark moments.Vegeta: That doesn't matter! Don't you understand?! If I didn't get my wish, then I'm not immortal! And Freeza's going to-! Going to...
Freeza: Oh, hohoho, no! Don't mind me. By all means... give me some ideas.
Gohan: Dende... no...
- However, a lot of his threatening moments are immediately downplayed by the main cast not entirely understanding his threats.
Freeza: Oh, don't cry for the poor thing. I've saved him the fate of seeing what I'm about to do to you.
Vegeta: Jokes on you, he hated the bald one.
Krillin: Hey, that's not fair! He just met Piccolo!
- Laughably Evil: Basically the main difference between him and his canon counterpart is that Abridged!Freeza has much more of a sense of humor.
- Laughing Mad: When he summons his death ball to destroy Namek before getting hit by the Spirit Bomb.
- Mistaken for Gay: Bonus points for it coming from Goku of all people.
- Nested Mouths: He has one in his third form, highlighting its similar appearance to a Xenomorph.
- Never Heard That One Before: He has a mental list of every heroic phrase he's heard in his time wiping out planets. The only ones he's genuinely never heard before were "Imma deck you in the schnoz" and "I'm going to break you, like a Kit Kat bar".
- Nigh-Invulnerability:Freeza: By the way? Not dead. KthxDIE!note
- Non Sequitur, *Thud*: Right after he gets bisected by his own attack he has this to say.Freeza: Daddy I don't want to be on Namek anymore.
- Noodle Incident:
- While explaining how he tallies up certain lines in heroic speeches, he implies that he's heard the line "We're going to f*ck your face!" on eleven occasions prior to Namek.
- He also has knowledge of the "Jock Strap Inicident".
- Not So Stoic:
- When Vegeta makes off with the Dragon Balls.Freeza: [to Zarbon] Vegeta! Dragon Balls! Now!!!
- Also when Nail was taunting him.Freeza: I WILL F*CKING MURDER YOU!
- After trying to contact the Ginyu Force, he finds out they're dead.Freeza: Oh, they're dead... WHY ARE THEY DEAD!?
- Appears to be evolving into a Villainous Breakdown as of episode 25.Freeza: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm usually far more composed. I'm just a little bit ABSOLUTELY LIVID.
- When Vegeta makes off with the Dragon Balls.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Played for Laughs. One of the first signs of how much Goku's inane stupidity is slowly breaking Freeza, is that he states he's starting to miss Zarbon, despite honestly contemplating KILLING Zarbon only a few hours prior.
- Oh, Crap!: Freeza, after he completely forgot about it and leting it slowly descend onto him, is actually shocked that a filthy monkey could get so much energy that it absorbs his Death Ball, his strongest attack.Freeza: Oh. Somehow I completely forgot about that.
Spirit Bomb: [As it absorbs Freeza's Death Ball] OM NOM NOM
Freeza: [softly in shock] Oh my god!
- Pet the Dog: Intended to send gifts to the families of the deceased Ginyu Force.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He retains his racist jokes towards Saiyans from his source counterpart, and takes pleasure with insulting them in the most creative way possible. Averted in the case of gays, which he seems to avoid trying to sound offensive in front of Zarbon.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: His second form has a much deeper voice than his first. This is subverted in his later forms.
- Pragmatic Villainy:
- At one point decided to try showing mercy to children just to get everyone to stop complaining. He soon decided that this wasn't worth the trouble, and went back to killing them. Given the sadistic glee he shows when torturing and murdering children (Or ordering others to do so), he almost certainly didn't spare them out of the kindness of his heart.
- He is furious when his most loyal minions are killed. ...Because good minions are hard to come by and NOW he has to send their families something and it's such a hassle, you know?
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: A passion of his. Gets annoyed when Goku doesn't understand and/or pay attention to them.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Unlike the sophisticated tyrant he was portrayed as in the original (Linda Young notwithstanding), Abridged!Freeza's personality is more like that of a bored rich kid who gets off on shooting civilians.
- Royal "We": During his suddenly reappearance in the 2017 Christmas Special.Freeza: That's right, monkeys. We have returned for our revenge!
Gohan: Is that, like, the royal we, or...?
Freeza: Yes! Also, no.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Cooler's Manly Man. When it comes to their father, however, he's the Manly Man.
- Shoot the Medic First: First thing he does when he hears Dende calling himself the White Mage? Shoots the White Mage.
- Shout-Out: Freeza brags about killing puppies because they're cute. This is a nod to episode 79 of LittleKuriboh's Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series.
- Sibling Rivalry: He has this with Cooler. Whenever Cooler comes up Freeza is very quick to claim that he is a prick.
- Sissy Villain: Downplayed. Compared to the canon version, he is less flamboyant, has a slightly deeper voice, and becomes enraged whenever someone mistakes him for wearing lipstick.
- On the other hand, he did enjoying playing "Pretty Pink Princess" during his childhood.
- Smite Me, O Mighty Smiter!: Freeza invokes this, but it doesn't take.Freeza: If I'm really as evil as you say I am, then let God strike me down where I stand.
[Gets struck by lightning]
Freeza: Ha! Nice try, jackass! Next time give it your A-game!
- Smug Super: He's stronger than the heroes during the Namek Saga, and clearly enjoys showing off his transformations.
- Snake Talk: He devolves into this upon transforming into his third form. With even more of a Marik-like inflection and a German accent to boot.
- The SociopathFreeza: [while torturing Gohan] So, Vegeta, does this get you angry?
Vegeta: Not really, kind of a smartass.
Freeza: Well then, why am I even bothering?!
Vegeta: Because... you get off on it?
Freeza: Oh, unbelievably.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: At least until he gets angry.
- Son of an Ape: As in the source material, "dirty monkey" is his go-to insult for Saiyans.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Discussed:Future Trunks: So, you must be Frie-za.note
Freeza: Actually, It's Lord Freeza.
Future Trunks: Really? Then why is there an "I" in it?
Freeza: There isn't.
Future Trunks: Huh, gonna have to fix that when I get back then.
- Goku calling him "Freezer" may be referring to how some older fansubs called him that.
- Spoiled Brat: According to Cooler. It's not hard to believe based on how much his father dotes on him.
- Stock Phrases:
- Keeps a mental list of how many times he's heard certain lines.
- He finally hears a new one in episode 27. From Goku, no less.Goku: So, are you that Freezer guy?
Freeza: I am Lord Freeza, yes.
Goku: Awesome! Imma deck you in the schnoz.
Freeza: I-I'm sorry, that's a new one.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He quotes this trope verbatim. Being around Goku, who can blame him?
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: After failing to blow up Namek, Freeza instead swears that would instead totally blow up in five minutes.
- Transformation Is a Free Action: Gleefully lampshades the fact that the heroes have allowed him to power up and transform multiple times in Episode 30.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Much like in the original, Goku gives him energy to escape Namek, yet Freeza still attempts to kill him.
- Viewer Gender Confusion:
- Seems to cause this in-universe, especially with Krillin;Krillin: Looks like a total F.A.G.
Krillin: What? A Freaky Alien Genotype. What did you think I meant?
Gohan: Ohhh... I thought you were calling him a derogatory term to refer to a homosexual.
Krillin: THAT THING'S A GUY??!!
- Turns into a Brick Joke in Episode of Bardock where Chilled, Freeza's ancestor, has this to say when he hears Freeza's name.Chilled: I don't know who this Freeza is, but he sounds like a classy lady!
- Seems to cause this in-universe, especially with Krillin;
- Villain Ball:
- As per Rule of Funny, Freeza really needs to lay off the SpaceTwitter:
- He forgot about Goku's humongous Spirit Bomb because Piccolo provoked him into a fight whilst Goku charged it. He only gets reminded of it when it's far too late to actually do anything about it.Freeza: Oh. Somehow I completely forgot about that.
- Villainous BSoD: When Future Trunks kills him, he has a literal blue screen of death as he dies. Said BSOD also reveals he's running on Windows '95, which explains his lack of RAM and his Electronic Speech Impediment.
- Villainous Breakdown:
- Freeza had a few brief moments of this, but it really started when he met Goku and it snowballed from there. After he finishes beating down Piccolo, Freeza is clearly off the deep end.
- The really amazing thing is that it's not because Goku is beating him or managing to No-Sell his attacks, though that's not helping. It's simply trying to make sense of Goku's mind.
- And he's finally snapped as of 30 in facing a Super Saiyan.Freeza: I OWN you! I own your planet! I own this planet! In fact, F*CK THIS PLANET!
- And in the second part:Freeza: Daddy, I don't want to be on Namek anymore...
- Once Future Trunks goes Super Saiyan.Freeza: No. No. No! NO!! NO!!! Kill!!! Murder!!! Destroy!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!
- Villainous Crossdresser: According to his Father he likes playing "Pretty Pink Princess".Freeza: I haven't done that since I was eight-eight-eight-eight- *Bzzzt* -my quinceañera.note
- Villain Has a Point: Of all villains, you'd never expect Freeza of all people to explain why Wouldn't Hurt a Child isn't really a good trope to use when you're an evil ruler.
- Villain's Dying Grace: In Kai Abridged Episode 2, he tells Goku where his ship is after being cut in half. Subverted, since he actually survives the events of Namek.
- Villain Song: Just Give Up, a parody of "You'll Be Back" about what a brutal tyrant he is.
- Vocal Evolution: At the end of Episode 26 when he reaches his final form, his voice becomes somewhere in-between his first and second forms. He has the tone of the first form, but the smooth sound of the second.
- Volleying Insults: Any conversation he has with Cooler will inevitably turn into this.
- Wicked Cultured: Briefly gives a Dark Reprise of My Favorite Things after he transforms. In Bardock: Father of Goku, he tunes out Bardock's speech wondering what kind of wine to have with dinner.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Simply biting his tail will cause him unbearable pain.Freeza: Ow, son of a...mother-! [punches Goku in the face]
- Wiki Vandal: Freeza is pretty petty about his treatment of the Saiyans.
- "Stupid monkeys hit by falling rocks. Ha Ha Ha Ha.note "
- "P.S. Freeza rules you."
- Would Hurt a Child:
- Freeza claims to have spared children in the past, but they in turn either want to kill him out of Revenge (which obviously will get them killed) or grow up under his rule. Usually both, apparently.Freeza: Oh please, everyone's always on about the children. I already tried leaving them alive, but all they do is grow up under my rule or dedicate their pathetic lives to revenge. Usually both. Really, killing them is a kindness. I can retract that kindness if you wish, but then who's the villain?
- When Vegeta told him Gohan didn't mean anything to him, Freeza asked why then was he bothering torturing him. Vegeta suggests it's because he gets off on it.Freeza: Oh, unbelievably.
- Freeza claims to have spared children in the past, but they in turn either want to kill him out of Revenge (which obviously will get them killed) or grow up under his rule. Usually both, apparently.
- You Are Number 6:
- Youngest Child Wins: He is spoiled rotten by his father King Cold, pretty much being allowed whatever he wants and sees ruling the universe as a game to play instead of a responsibility. Meanwhile, the older son Cooler doesnt get any of the special treatment that Freeza does, despite being the true heir to the empire and being stronger and more responsible than his little brother.