Lord Frieza is the self-proclaimed greatest fighter in the universe. It must come as a massive blow to his enormous ego every time he ends up losing a battle or getting killed. Frieza has done his fair share of killing( RIP Planet Vegeta and the Saiyans) but just who killed Frieza?
Frieza was killed 2 times! He was first killed by Trunks in Dragon Ball Z, and then killed a second time by Goku in the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F movie. Frieza has been killed a total of 2 times.Click here to take our Dragon Ball Z quiz!!!
1st Defeat – Goku – Pride comes before a fall
While it is true that Goku turned into a Super Saiyan, kicked Frieza’s butt, made him get cut up by his own Destructo Disc and blew him to pieces… Goku didn’t actually kill him.
I mean, How Goku’s Spirit bomb alone didn’t kill Frieza is a miracle, but you can read about that in another one of our articles here.
After Planet Namek was destroyed Frieza was left to drift throughout space until he was found by his Father King Cold, who gave him some nifty cybernetic upgrade.
So sure Frieza was defeated, but not killed by Goku…this time.
1st Kill – Trunks – The first cut is the deepest
It wasn’t until Frieza came to Earth for revenge that he met Future Trunks who proceeded to cut him up into a million tiny pieces and then blast away the leftovers.
So Future Trunks gets the award for being the first character to actually kill Frieza. This happened in Episode 120 of Dragon Ball Z, titled – Another Super Saiyan?, and in chapter 331 of the Manga named The Young Man of Mystery.
2nd Kill – Goku – Killing in the name of – Resurrection F
The Dragon Balls are very useful for the Z gang, but they are a double-edged sword. Not only can the good guys be brought back, but the bad guys can be brought back as well, and that’s exactly what happened with Frieza.
In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, His crew wished him back together, and he thought he’d try the same plan again of invading Earth, rather than blowing it up from his spaceship.
Luckily Goku was there this time to blast him away, with the help of Whis and kill him for the second time with a Super Kamehameha.
1.5th kill? Non-Canon Frieza Death
Although we love the movies, most of them aren’t canon, so we don’t count the deaths and killings.
But if you feel like watching another death scene, you can see Gohan punch Frieza so hard he explodes in Fusion Reborn. What a punch!
Who killed Frieza? – Final Thoughts
Despite being killed by Goku, Frieza was allowed to compete, and do rather well, in the Tournament of Power. Frieza’s reward for this was that Whis bought him back to life. Hopefully, there will be a sequel to Dragon Ball Super, and hopefully, Frieza can get his revenge on those pesky monkeys! Maybe Frieza will make an appearance in the new Dragon Ball Super movie coming out in 2022.