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Dragon Ball Super Episode 26 Review; Goku vs Frieza Reaches Its End

by Damian Seeto

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Dragon Ball Super episode 26 is here after the TV series took a one week break over the New Year’s. The Goku vs Frieza fight finally reaches its conclusion.

First of all, I’m going to say that this episode of Dragon Ball Super is my favorite from the Resurrection F saga. It was all about Goku vs Frieza so it was all action-packed. This episode did not waste too much time on the other characters.

From the get-go, this episode had a lot of in-your-face style of action. Goku and Frieza went all-out in this episode and held nothing back. Every punch, kick and laser blast felt really powerful.

There was also a humorous moment where Goku bit on Frieza’s tail. This is reminiscent of Dragon Ball Z when Goku did the exact same thing. This was a nice touch to older fans that grew up watching the anime.

As the Dragon Ball Super episode goes by, Vegeta grows impatient and wants to get in the fight. It’s at this point that Goku and Vegeta find out Frieza’s weakness. Frieza cannot sustain the Golden Form for a long period of time. He uses too much power.

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I do like the pace of the episode. At the start of the episode, we see Frieza getting the upper hand. As the episode goes on, we see Goku grow in confidence and the fight feels more even. By the end of the episode, things shift again. I like how the episode shifted dominance between the two characters.

The fight nears its end when Frieza uses all his might to punch Goku in the face, but Goku just stands there. This is the point where Goku highlights Frieza’s weakness. However, Frieza is not going down that easily.

The big change in Dragon Ball Super to Resurrection F is that Goku powers down to his base form. Goku thinks the fight is over and tries to tell Frieza to give up. This is the part where Sorbet (Frieza’s henchman) shoots Goku with his ring and Goku is weakened.

A lot of fans thought it didn’t make sense that a weak laser blast could take down Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form in Resurrection F. Making him power down to his base form in the TV series made more sense to me.

When Frieza is about to kill Goku, Vegeta intervenes by shooting a laser at him. That ends episode 26 of Dragon Ball Super. Next week, it is now Vegeta vs Frieza. This episode also had a new ending credits which you can watch below too.

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