“Well, as you can imagine, I had quite a difficult time convincing the poor fellow to see me as worthy. I was told flat-out I’d never obtain a single Dragon Ball. And since I’ve never been one to take bad news well, I’m afraid I killed him.“
According to Akira Toriyama, Freezer’s design is an amalgamation of what he thought monsters looked like in his childhood. According to the Daizenshuu, Freezer was also inspired by Toriyama’s second editor, Yū Kondō. According to Daizenshuu 2, Toriyama was also inspired to create Freezer due to the events of the Japanese economic bubble that had occurred at the time he was writing the Saiyan Saga, with Freezer specifically being based on real estate speculators, which Toriyama claimed were “the worst sort of people.”
Freezer regenerated storyboard Art of first form Freezer in the Resurrection ‘F’ original storyboards without any Battle Armor Freezer is one of the villains in the series who possesses an entire range of transformations, each one being quite different than the others. It is implied by Vegeta and Freezer himself in the series that Freezer’s fourth, most powerful form is actually his original form, with the other three being forms that suppress and conserve his enormous power.
Freezer later confirms this while fighting the main protagonist, Goku. His forms seem to revolve around both western and Japanese concepts of demons. According to an interview done by Shonen Jump with Toriyama, Freezer’s final form was purposefully made to look small and less menacing: Toriyama wanted to go against the expectation that villains and monsters become bigger and meaner looking the stronger they are. Ideal Boss Freezer Freezer in a tuxedo In his first form, Freezer usually wears battle armor with a purple chest plate. When in his true natural form and also his golden form, Freezer wears his race’s ultimate Bio Suit, the Z Fighting Suit. When in his Mecha form his body is equipped with a permanent Cosmic Suit.