Super Dragon BallCo-author, Toyotarou, explains the design of Frieza’s scary, new shape: black relief. According to the mangaka, the form’s name comes from the world of banking, perfectly fitting the character of Frieza, a ruthless conqueror who built a galactic empire out of shady business dealings.
One of the most shocking manga moments of 2022 is the return of Frieza in chapter #87 of Dragon Ball Super, in the epilogue of the two-year Granolah Arc. The galactic tyrant’s presence was revealed throughout the entire story, but his appearance still shocked fans, especially after Frieza revealed his new transformation, called is Black Frieza. Acquired after ten years of training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, this form completely surpasses even Goku and Vegeta’s most powerful transformations, Ultra Instinct and Ultra Ego, proving that Frieza is the most powerful villain. appeared in the story.
Black Frieza is inspired by credit cards
Frieza’s return to Dragon Ball Super was planned from the beginning of the Granolah Arc, so both Toyotarou and Toriyama spent a lot of time thinking about the character’s new transformation, to make it as impressive as possible. body. The concept behind Black Frieza was revealed by Toyotarou in an interview for the official Dragon Ball website series, “Dragon Ball Weekly News”. In it, the mangaka explains why he chose “Black” as a step up from his previous form, the Golden Frieza. For credit cards, “black” is considered the ultimate level, followed by “gold”. While Toyotarou says this explanation is half-joking, it actually makes a lot of sense in the context of Frieza’s character.
Black Frieza shows the character’s connection to the greed of capitalism
Frieza is more than just a powerful, evil warrior who enjoys indiscriminate destruction. Frieza is actually more of an unscrupulous galactic businessman, selling planets to the highest bidders (except a few times he actually destroys them) with absolutely no regard for the inhabitants of the planet. them, all to build a vast empire for themselves. This is quite in line with classical depictions of greedy, destructive capitalism, and the Granolah arc really helped strengthen this image of Frieza by revealing new elements of past dealings. his. His new and strongest form of Black Frieza, then, named after the most valuable credit cards, then, makes complete sense.
Black also has obvious ominous connotations, so it’s a natural choice for Frieza, the biggest villain Goku and his gang have ever faced. Frieza’s return was an epic, shocking moment, and Toyotarou himself admitted in the interview that it was his favorite scene of the entire Granolah arc. black relief is the scariest form ever to appear in Super Dragon Balland the explanation behind it reinforces the image of Frieza as the embodiment of greed.
Source: Dragon Ball Official Website, “Weekly Dragon Ball News”, Jan 2