Goku has undergone many transformations over the decades of history that make up dragonball. Currently, the Saiyan Brawler has transitioned from the ability to transform into Super Saiyan Blue to the godlike form known as Ultra Instinct, as Son continues to learn the intricacies of transformation. Now a fan animation has gone viral taking fans back to the early days of Dragon Ball Zshowing Goku’s martial arts in his fight against the infamous Frieza.
The battle between Goku and Frieza initially ended on Planet Namek, with the Super Saiyan managing to defeat the evil tyrant after Vegeta and Krillin died. Frieza would first return to threaten the world shortly after being sprayed on Namek, but was quickly dispatched by the time-traveling Trunks, only to Dragon Ball Super to give him another chance at life via Earth’s Dragon Balls. As the Despot was once again destroyed, he would return to aid Universe Seven during the Tournament of Power Arc, in which he was promised to be brought back to life if he fought alongside the Z-Fighters. While Frieza has been missing for some time after the tournament ended, rumors begin to swell that the creature responsible for Namek’s destruction is preparing for his return.
Twitter user King_Sukunaaa shared this brawl that feels much more like a bare-knuckle boxing match than the planet-destroying battle responsible for the original decimation of Piccolo’s homeworld, after the first time Goku became a Super Saiyan:
Goku in this fan animation was much cooler than usual pic.twitter.com/NWPWw3mudH
— 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐮𝐤𝐮𝐧𝐚 ☢ (@King_Sukunaaa) August 10, 2022
Throughout the history of dragonball, there have been a ton of villains that have gone from the dark side to the light side. Piccolo, Vegeta, Majin Buu and Androids 17 and 18 are just a few examples, but Frieza is a special case. While the goals of Frieza and the Z-Fighters aligned during the tournament, it doesn’t look like the antagonist Shonen will join the heroes in the future as he still has a desire for revenge against the Saiyans while still seeking to rule the universe.
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