Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball character Freeza is based on Japanese real estate speculators

Freeza is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Freeza makes his debut in chapter #247 Dark Clouds Swirl Over Planet Namek  first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump on November 6, 1989

Freeza, a broker who forcibly took over planets to resell them, was created around the time of the Japanese economic bubble and was inspired by real estate speculators, whom Toriyama called the “worst kind of people.” His physical appearance is an amalgamation of what Toriyama thought monsters looked like in his childhood. His name is a pun on freezer, and because of this the members of the Ginyu Force are named after items one would normally put in a refrigerator.


Freeza is one of the supervillains in the series who possesses an entire range of transformations, each one being quite different from the others. It is implied by Vegeta in the series that Freeza’s fourth, most powerful form is actually his basic form, with the other three being transformations that suppress his power in order to conserve it. Freeza later confirms this while fighting the series protagonist Goku. Freeza is capable of amazing power and changing into a wide array of forms, looking more menacing each time. Although his fourth and final form is not as menacing or as large as his previous forms, he is still stronger than his three previous forms. Freeza is capable of boosting his power to the max, bulking him up, though he is still no match for Goku after transforming into a Super Saiyan.