In new Alien crossover art, Dragon Ball villain Frieza transforms into a Xenomorph in the aftermath of the franchise's big-screen return. Frieza, the iconic and overpowered villain from the Dragon Ball franchise, nearly destroyed the Saiyan race.
Frieza, the antagonist who murdered Goku's childhood best friend Krillin, instigated Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation. Frieza has taken four different forms throughout the franchise, increasing in power with each.
The Alien franchise was founded by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shussett with __Ridley Scott'__s eponymous 1979 sci-fi horror film, in which the crew of a commercial space tug ship was attacked by the deadly extraterrestrial threat known as the Xenomorph.
Alien is a formidable franchise in its own right, with video games, sequels, and an upcoming TV show from Fargo creator Noah Hawley.
Though not quite as numerous as Dragon Ball's films, animated series, manga, short films, and video games, the terrifying alien species of Xenomorphs is a pop culture staple.
Frieza gets yet another transformation, this time across franchises, in new crossover fan art from artist Jackson Caspersz via Instagram. Frieza appears as a curled-up Xenomorph from the Alien franchise with a sinister grin, ready to strike on anyone who crosses his path. Look at the image below:
In the Dragon Ball and Alien crossover fan art, Frieza's signature purple and white colors are seamlessly blended into the Xenomorph silhouette.
Rather than the bared teeth of Alien's Xenomorphs, the image depicts the iconic anime villain with a smug expression, while his outstretched hand adds an unsettling element to the Xenomorph's usually more feral movements, fusing more intelligent features with the animalistic Alien creature.
The text above the fan art reads, in amusing fashion, "this isn't even my final form," a phrase popularly attributed to the popular Dragon Ball villain on the Internet.
Frieza appeared to be alive and well in the latest Dragon Ball franchise installment, 2022's Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, despite having died and returned to life several times.
Frieza appeared briefly in his ship's command room and was mentioned by Goku in the Gohan and Piccolo-centered film.
Fortunately for fans of the franchise, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was a huge success, with the best anime box office opening of all time, and with the show set to return with new episodes in 2023, Frieza appears to be returning in some form in the resurrected series.
Source: Jackson Caspersz via Instagram