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I was a normal man, in a normal world. Now I am Frost, son of King Cold. Will Frost be powerful enough to withstand the forces that would wish his end? Follow his adventures in the Dragon Ball universe.

—Fanfiction.Net summary

Written by marsolino on Questionable Questing, Frost is a Self-Insert Fic taking place in the world of Dragon Ball.

The plot revolves around a man from our world inserted into Dragon Ball Universe 7 as the OC second son of King Cold.

Can be found here, and is mirrored for members at Fanfiction.Net.

This work provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: Frieza in the series proper makes a comment implying this in regards to himself. Yet Cooler thinks of Frieza as having been spoiled rotten. The only hint we have here is when Frieza is getting out of control and Cold makes the following statement. "I will remind Frieza of his place, he isn't strong enough to oppose me."
  • The Ace: Frost learns techniques just by watching them once or twice, and becomes immune to them since he knows how to counter them. Within a few years, his martial art skills surpasses his teacher, Cooler, and a few years after that his power surpasses their father. This doesn't stop him from putting himself through intensive training inside a gravity chamber.
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  • Adaptive Ability: Frost is shown to gain immunity if a technique is used on him more than once since he knows how to counter them thanks to his supreme observation. This can best be seen in his battle against Guldo.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • Frost is aware of Beerus and knows that even asking him for a fight is tantamount to suicide depending on his mood.
    • Cooler feels this way about his brothers.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Downplayed: Cold is far and away more powerful than any soldier in his empire, but he's not as strong as his sons, even though they acknowledge his position.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Frost learns Time Freeze by watching it used once after Guldo had first used it on him when he wasn't paying attention, and manages to improve upon it by using sheer willpower rather than holding his breath.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Jotunn can survive in a vacuum.
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  • Big Brother Mentor: Cooler is one to Frost.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Cold, Cooler and Frost are implied to feel this way about blowing up planets.
    Chapter 6: "The difference, my son," Started my father, "Is that we don't destroy planets at random or just because of a minor provocation. Worlds capable of supporting life are abundant in the universe, that is true, but we do not diminish their number without serious forethought and motivation." Cold paused before adding, "Also, our business is selling planets, not blowing them up."
  • Challenge Seeker: When King Kai contacts Frost about Bojack, Frost wastes no time in travelling to the location of the star Bojack is trapped within.
  • Chessmaster Sidekick: Cooler and Frost are similar in this regard. Not only are they both much stronger than their father and littlest brother, but they can control their power enough to be in their final form all the time (contrast Frieza, who had his first three forms specifically to limit his power, because he couldn't properly control and sustain it). Either could easily overthrow them, yet doesn't.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Before his Saiyans fight the Galaxy Soldiers, Frost kills Kogu to even up the numbers.
  • The Emperor: Cold, in his capacity as overlord of the Planet Trade Organization.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the prologue, Cold oversees the birth of Frost. When Frost breaks his mother's bones during the birth, Cold is pleased. The mother is then disposed of after Frost is deemed an adequate heir due to his high power level.
  • Evil Overlord: Cooler, Frost and Frieza.
  • Faux Affably Evil:
    • Cold is a soft-spoken individual, who is mostly polite. However, he's not a pleasant person and he can easily drop the mask when he wants to.
    • Cooler is usually polite, but it only takes one wrong word for his pleasantries to become laced with threats. Threats he has no qualms in carrying out.
    • Frost is quite polite, even during his confrontation with Bojack. In reality, however, he has no true concern for anyone but himself.
    • Frieza is fairly polite, when he's in a good mood... and an Omnicidal Maniac Evil Overlord, who will blow up planets just because he feels like it.
  • Foreshadowing: Frost soothes Cooler's ego when he becomes jealous of Frost's power and Frieza's potential.
    Chapter 4: I patted him on the shoulder as I passed him heading for the exit of the medical bay, Cooler joining me soon after, "Don't worry too much, brother. I am sure you'll find a way to get stronger on your own." And I meant it. I knew Cooler could do it, I knew he managed to discover a transformation that made him more powerful than Frieza.
  • Genre Savvy: As a self-insert Frost has metaknowledge of the setting.
  • It Amused Me: Frost sends Guldo to Frieza as a gift. He does this for two reasons. The first is that he wants the Ginyu Force to be created. The second is because it will provide headaches to spare for his proud sibling.
  • Mind over Matter: Frost nearly shook the planet he was on at the time apart with his power.
  • No Name Given: Frieza's race do not have an official name. Here they are called Jotunn. At least, that is what marsolino calls them in the comments section.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Everyone in the Jotunn race has red eyes.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: His father is King, thus making Frost a Prince, but he still steps into the fight almost immediately to deal with those who defeat his troops or threaten the universe.
  • The Stoic: For the most part, Frost tends to be calm and somewhat expressionless.
  • Strong and Skilled: What makes him more dangerous than Frieza is not only his higher power level, but also the fact Frost is much more conventionally skilled at combat than his brother. Frost can control his energy at full power with no issue, sense power levels, and has enough mental and physical discipline to train in a gravity chamber.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Only Frost being taller and more muscular, as well as the colour of their gem plates being different, keeps Frost and Frieza (in his Final Form) from being identical.
  • Stronger Sibling: Frost, to both Cooler and Frieza.
  • Teleportation: Making use of his future knowledge, Frost travels to Planet Yardrat in order to learn Instant Transmission.
  • Theme Naming: All known members of Frost's clan have names associated with the cold.
  • Time Master: Guldo and Frost with the Time Freeze ability, which stops time for the entire universe.
  • Time Stands Still: Guldo, but only while he holds his breath. Frost doesn't need to hold his breath, but the one time he has used this technique time stopped for only a single instant (though this was his first time attempting it and years have passed since then).
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: The reason Frost let Frieza live instead of killing him as a baby was partially due to fear of Cold's wrath, and partially due to this trope.

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