Film Theory: Dragon Ball Z, Frieza's 5 Minutes Was NOT A Mistake!

Objavljeno 23. dec. 2020
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We all know how WRONG Frieza was in Dragon Ball Z about it taking 5 minutes for the planet to blow up. We've laughed about it, we've made memes about it - you get the picture. Guess what Theorists, it wasn't Frieza who was wrong it was US! Frieza was actually a tactical GENIUS! Charge up your special attacks, because I am about to blow your mind!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Alan Baker
Editors: Dan "Cybert" Seibert, Pedro Freitas, Josh Langman, and Koen Verhagen
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  • I'll just leave this here:

  • 9:56 i think thats the only part you got wrong

  • ...Kameaea...KAMEAEA...BRUH

  • Why they all look the same

  • No it was 3 wishes

  • Why over look it smh

  • Before I get to the theorizing part, let me guess, time dialation

  • why does no one refer to dbz kai

  • What about the part in Hunter X Hunter where 3 in universe minutes turn into.... multiple episodes I forget how many

  • Did the manga have the same problem?

  • The Flash is capable of producing sound faster than the speed of light and so is Superman why is it impossible for Goku and Frieza to have similar capabilities

  • you got the wrong drargon its suposed to be parunga not shenron

  • Hol' up, if Namek's atmosphere (theoretically) is denser, wouldn't sound have a different speed on it? Moreover, if it's denser, but smaller in size, it's Gravity should be greater than Earth's, and so, time should relatively travel at a different speed there .....

  • I remember when my dad showed me dragon Ball when I was 4

  • So frieza was just capping?

  • Didn't know my boi seth was in here.

  • like yeah he lost half of his brain

  • I always had a similar theory about Han Solo and the Kessel Run. When he said he made made it in 12 parsecs, he was just bullshitting Luke and Obi-Wan to try to make the Falcon seem faster than it actually was. I mean, he’s a major bullshit artist, and those two rubes from the desert wouldn’t know any better, right?

  • Heh... You should've saw the tournament of power...

  • The answer is actually quite simple. When Yamcha first fought the Saibamen, they were moving so fast that Gohan couldn’t keep up with them. Piccolo had to teach Gohan how to see people at such high speed. Same thing happened with Goku vs. Cell. Mr. Satan’s cameraman couldn’t get footage of the fight because Goku and Cell were moving too fast for the camera. The reason why Frieza saying 5 minutes works is because Goku and Frieza are moving so ungodly fast. Time for them must feel extremely slowed, which was the same effect it had on the viewer. Obviously the fight had to be drawn out for dramatic effect, but there are plot elements in place to explain why 5 minutes can feel like an eternity for them and us. After all, the tournament of power only lasted 48 minutes, but for the other fighters, it had to have felt like a century.

  • He made a tfs reference no way bruh

  • Frieza doesn’t get a lot dummer as the series goes on he just gets more narcissistic and arrogant, like gohan.

  • 9:13 People that don't watch dragonball: ITS OVER 9000 (Explanation: People who don't watch the show know the meme so they would expect that 9000 is a high power level)

  • 8:30 AMOGUS

  • For those who want the real world explanation its because the anime was being made from the Dragon Ball manga, but for some reason Toei Animation was working and making episodes faster than when the manga was coming out. So they decided to make a bunch of filler episodes so that Toriyama could get further ahead in the manga.

  • my theory: frieza used monkey maths

  • referencing sun zu?!? TECHNOBLADE IS THIS YOU?!?!?

  • The real answer is cause the anime caught up to the manga and they didn't have any story left so they just waited until the next chapter came out by drawing out the episode time lmao

  • In other words, what happens when you have too LITTLE exposition.

  • Super Man beats Goku, on Namek at least with it having three suns lol. Before any of you clowns uselessly have a flame war, IT WAS A JOKE

  • Freeza couldn’t have just lied. It’s not like he’s a strangely effeminate super villain or anything.

  • "Whatever you do, don't show all your techniques on a SLcd video. You fool, you moron." Sun Tzu, The Art of War

  • 4:07 "daddy"

  • i just thought it was an empty threat. like when someone waits for you to throw the first punch but they egg you on " come man you want to go let go ."

  • Why did it take 15 minutes to explain that 5 minutes wasn't a mistake?

  • Speaking of Dragon Ball Z.... Here is a big question for a Theory. Exactly, how long is Snake Way? There are rumors in the anime and manga saying it's 1 million Kilometers, but that doesn't add up with Goku's speed in previous chapters/ episodes.

  • Simpler theory: they’re talking like a rap god and the animators have also slowed this down for us

  • Wait.. HOLD UP!!! Plant Vegeta also existed inside of a multi-star system, so your Namek arguement completely falls apart. AND FREEZA WAS IN BASE FORM. Other than Vegeta, we haven't seen Freeza blow up another planet, so you have no evidence as far as how difficult it would be for him to blow up a planet

  • How many Saiyans does it take to screw in a light bulb? The whole race! One to screw in the light bulb and the others to die. And then the other one dies too. Stop ignoring me.

  • If namek was that dense bulma would have die pretty fast due to higher gravity then earth.

  • What if beerus didn't sleep for many years

  • Whenever we see an image of Namek, we always see that it has a night side. The idea that the planet never has a night has been wrong since Dende first explained it.

  • Based on that theory, it could be that they’re “speed talking” from that whole 5-minute battle. The example being, which you’ve overlooked, is the fight between Krillin and Jackie Chun (Master Roshi in disguise) in the 22nd World Tournament, who they not only fought faster than the audience can perceive, but can counter their incoming attacks snots and spits along with thinking of what to do next and play a game of rock-paper-scissors in the middle of that instant, which they re-enacted the fight for the audience to see what happened. Think of that one clip from the outside media like DC’s Young Justice, when Flash (Barry) and Impulse (Bart) was talking to each other back-to-back, they’re speaking so fast to where the fellow speedster Kid Flash (Wally) kept up with little bit of information after a normal joe without access to the Speed Force asked him what they were saying. Since both Goku and Frieza are not only more powerful than the previous characters I’ve mentioned, but they’re way faster than that. The combat speed between Krillin and Jackie Chun are faster than the eye can see, Goku and Frieza are moving faster than light, which you have mentioned. Pretty much to the point where a normal person wouldn’t notice since it’s beyond their five senses. There you have it.

  • in dbz's defense the anime made all that filler because they were making the anime around the same time the manga was coming out so they had to add extra scenes to stretch it out so they don't catch up and have to wait for the next manga chapter. if you go and read the manga the 5 minutes seems more plausible.

  • The answer is actually even more simple: talking mid-fight in an anime stops time so the 35 minutes is void

  • I mean five minutes to Freeza’s race could mean 2 and a half hours to humans. Just because they seem to use the same system as us doesn’t mean the measurements are the same. Like comparing solid mass to liquid mass.

  • Boss 5mins by Frieza? Try the "48 earth minutes" in the Tournament of Power. The hours that were spent in there.

  • Uhhh ok heres my theory he ment minutes In namekian time let me explain after the saga a namek year is shorter than a earth year because how the time moves on diffrent planets and he might also mean 5 minutes from some ice demon planet

  • I just finished watching Frieza saga, and I see this uploaded

  • bruh the fight in DB Super with other universes took lots of time just for 46 mins

  • Watching this video actually taught me how to deal with bullies

  • My dad was the reason I watch dbz so he knows about the screaming so it was kinda awkward

  • Actually the sayin saga is right before the freaza Saga

  • I watched all of the shows, but I don't want to watch the dbz movies except the Broly movies.

  • tl;dr, he lied.

  • 5 min ago

  • People can give DragonBall Super all the smoke they want, at least it has better time management

  • For reals another video about this....sigh

  • Akira Toriyama after watching this: 👁👄👁

  • I´ve always thought Freezer only shoots ki blasts using his finger as a means of inspiring fear on his enemies, like saying "if I can throw so much energy at you with just one finger, imagine what I could manage to do using my whole hand". It added to his fear inspiring personality, at least for me

  • I love the radio in Kirlian

  • Its because they fight at super speed. maybe if the animator show us they fight at super speed, it could be 5 minutes

  • the bad guy...... lied?

  • Referencing 'The Art Of War' was a great way to get your point across and teach your viewers something new.

  • The Frieza fight wasn't the most destructive fight? Didn't it destroy a whole planet?

  • This is the last time i acknowledge a non canonical moo-stache. Can we be done, please?

  • That was actually five minutes all those episodes when you said the plan all blow up in five minutes it was actually five minutes

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  • Watching this why’ll I’m playing xenoverse Poggers

  • Welcome back to my theory where I’ll describe this in two words: PLOT ARMOR

  • Sun zu art of war Me: TECHNOBLADE?

  • MatPats logic with the talking is flawed though. Because there isn't that much talking during that fight post deathball.

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  • u made me scared

  • ugh u

  • mat frieza meant namekain minutes

  • They just comprehend time faster lol stay out of power scaling bro

  • Also, time is relative to the planet you're on. 5 minutes on earth isn't the same as 5 minutes on Mars, etc.

  • 5+2=7 5 initial, then Frieza notes the planet is tougher than she (I know its a he but would have been better if TFS did it like this) thought and give it 2 more...

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  • one hole in this theory: if namek is dense, wouldnt the gravity be much stronger? Bulma wouldn't have been able to stand then.

  • The 60 episode Tournament of power is told to us by vegeta, to be roughly 48 minutes long

    • It was 33 eps idiot

  • Just for the sake of history: The production-side reason DBZ dragged so much was because the anime blew through the whole manga when the manga was still in progress. An ongoing monthly comic strip with a weekly anime schedule that the author was famous for not planning out stuffs, means you need to stretch a 20-something pages into roughly 80-84 minutes or so of animations every month, and that's definitely tough especially when sometimes that chapter was 100% punchy-punches. And they couldn't stop the anime either when that show was literally the hottest merchandise in history. You kinda have to appreciate the anime-production for able to come up with all those stuffs pretty much on constant sudden-death for years.

  • We just appreciate the fact that MattPat puts a meme at the end of every video ? They’re even on topic

  • As cool as this video is Toriyama doesn't put this much thought into his work trust me. Id buy it if this was super.

  • Here’s art of war is that jojo reference I smell

  • For anyone wondering, the real reason is just plain and simple filler. In the manga, the planet blows up in a just a few chapters (Freeza says the "5 minutes" line in chapter 320, Goku kills him in chapter 327 and Namek blows up in 328, which should be roughly equivalent to 2 episodes. Still more than 5 minutes but way less than 9 episodes). The anime had caught up to the manga and so it had to pad time until there was more source material avaible. In fact, in DB Kai, the more or less "fillerless" version of DBZ, Freeza tries to blow Namek up in the middle of EP 49, and it actually does by the end of EP 53, so they basically cut 5 whole episodes of pure filling. Not saying the complete theory is bullshit, in fact I agree with most of it since 4 episodes is still more than 5 minutes!

  • Finally for once he does not ruin our child hood and instead makes it better

  • You need to check out one piece if you enjoy dbz so much

  • ZANNY did this guy just mention SUN TZU?!

    • @AKTA! its a youtuber who has a meme of saying that sun tzu made certain stupid advice

    • Zanny? What is that

  • Wait until he finds out about the TOP arc in DBS lol

  • Everybody knows the original DBZ series sucks, you either read the manga or watch the Kai remake. Also english dub 🤦‍♂️

  • DBZ is okay, but you should watch the Kai version of this saga, it's so much better.

  • You want a laugh? Take the Trunks scream. And pause and unpause it. You're welcome.

  • It could just be that 1 minute on Friezas clock is equal to 6 minutes on ours.

  • Of course it was accurate. They're super beings fighting at sonic speed. A 5 minute battle probably felt like 6 hours to them.

  • Technoblade is proud

  • YOU SHOULD DO SOMETHING ON ATTACK ON TITAN!!!!!! I think that would be really fun!!!

  • Dragon Ball is what popularized anime in the west. You don't have to be soft about it.