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

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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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  1. tenisha evans

    tenisha evans9 hours ago

    Why over look it smh

  2. Elrohir Shoulder Cheap Trick

    Elrohir Shoulder Cheap TrickDay ago

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

  3. KBoxTV

    KBoxTVDay ago

    why does no one refer to dbz kai

  4. SaltyOwl

    SaltyOwlDay ago

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

  5. Diego Barreto

    Diego Barreto2 days ago

    Did the manga have the same problem?

  6. Rev.Squatch Fultz

    Rev.Squatch Fultz3 days ago

    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

  7. poke23 !

    poke23 !3 days ago

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

  8. Animisha Alagappa

    Animisha Alagappa3 days ago

    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 .....

  9. Gaja Skowronska

    Gaja Skowronska4 days ago

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

  10. Century

    Century4 days ago

    So frieza was just capping?

  11. JaxWolf4

    JaxWolf44 days ago

    Didn't know my boi seth was in here.

  12. Jolibois Samuel

    Jolibois Samuel5 days ago

    like yeah he lost half of his brain

  13. Keith Hannah

    Keith Hannah5 days ago

    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?

  14. Christian's Gacha Galaxy

    Christian's Gacha Galaxy5 days ago

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

  15. Floch Forster

    Floch Forster5 days ago

    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.

  16. Err0r

    Err0r5 days ago

    He made a tfs reference no way bruh

  17. TGMozart 12

    TGMozart 126 days ago

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

  18. Driggs Cobian Wu

    Driggs Cobian Wu6 days ago

    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)

  19. gwarranty !

    gwarranty !6 days ago

    8:30 AMOGUS

  20. Jacob Peacy (SSJVocaloid201X)

    Jacob Peacy (SSJVocaloid201X)6 days ago

    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.

  21. toula omar

    toula omar7 days ago

    my theory: frieza used monkey maths

  22. ido Shmuely

    ido Shmuely8 days ago

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

  23. Triiodide

    Triiodide8 days ago

    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

  24. Android 000001

    Android 0000018 days ago

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

  25. Linkin2603

    Linkin26039 days ago

    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

  26. RadicalxEdward

    RadicalxEdward9 days ago

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

  27. Cyrus Ambrose

    Cyrus Ambrose9 days ago

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

  28. LunaModz

    LunaModz10 days ago

    4:07 "daddy"

  29. Matt Schroeder

    Matt Schroeder10 days ago

    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 ."

  30. StarwasterPrime

    StarwasterPrime10 days ago

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

  31. PikaMeia_32

    PikaMeia_3211 days ago

    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.

  32. Richard Russell Fan account

    Richard Russell Fan account12 days ago

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

  33. JSRhedgehog 99

    JSRhedgehog 9912 days ago

    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

  34. dayneplaylogic

    dayneplaylogic13 days ago

    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.

  35. HexaRecter

    HexaRecter13 days ago

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

  36. paul Damaso

    paul Damaso14 days ago

    What if beerus didn't sleep for many years

  37. Aaron Grimes

    Aaron Grimes14 days ago

    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.

  38. SunWukong1984

    SunWukong198415 days ago

    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.

  39. Captain Hindsight

    Captain Hindsight15 days ago

    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.

  40. Graeme Tang

    Graeme Tang16 days ago

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

  41. Cesar Victoriano

    Cesar Victoriano16 days ago

    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.

  42. Hirak Mathur

    Hirak Mathur17 days ago

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

  43. A Door

    A Door18 days ago

    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

  44. Atomic Superior

    Atomic Superior18 days ago

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

  45. VaLesGo VN

    VaLesGo VN20 days ago

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

  46. English POP

    English POP20 days ago

    Watching this video actually taught me how to deal with bullies

  47. Brayden Lowery

    Brayden Lowery20 days ago

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

  48. Action figure collocations

    Action figure collocations20 days ago

    Actually the sayin saga is right before the freaza Saga

  49. TOml0l3 [Thomas Aguilar]

    TOml0l3 [Thomas Aguilar]21 day ago

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

  50. Uige

    Uige21 day ago

    tl;dr, he lied.

  51. Yule Pan

    Yule Pan22 days ago

    5 min ago

  52. Reeeman765

    Reeeman76523 days ago

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

  53. Dale Jennings

    Dale Jennings23 days ago

    For reals another video about this....sigh

  54. Oska Ivanovich Smirnov

    Oska Ivanovich Smirnov23 days ago

    Akira Toriyama after watching this: 👁👄👁

  55. Christian Blasco López

    Christian Blasco López23 days ago

    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

  56. Jim Lazar

    Jim Lazar24 days ago

    I love the radio in Kirlian

  57. Veyron Sir

    Veyron Sir24 days ago

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

  58. Skyler Tha Creator

    Skyler Tha Creator24 days ago

    the bad guy...... lied?

  59. Mujahid Faruq

    Mujahid Faruq25 days ago

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

  60. Alex Qualls

    Alex Qualls25 days ago

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

  61. IoI wut

    IoI wut26 days ago

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

  62. Fatal Ward

    Fatal Ward27 days ago

    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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  64. Fnafexplorers 287

    Fnafexplorers 28727 days ago

    Watching this why’ll I’m playing xenoverse Poggers

  65. YTM Beast

    YTM Beast27 days ago

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

  66. MasterChef of Building supplies

    MasterChef of Building supplies27 days ago

    Sun zu art of war Me: TECHNOBLADE?

  67. Comrade Everclear

    Comrade Everclear28 days ago

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

  68. Ezequiel Ramirez

    Ezequiel Ramirez28 days ago

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  69. Delbert Boyles

    Delbert Boyles29 days ago

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  70. Chad's Gaming

    Chad's GamingMonth ago

    u made me scared

  71. Chad's Gaming

    Chad's GamingMonth ago

    ugh u

  72. The ultimate form

    The ultimate formMonth ago

    mat frieza meant namekain minutes

  73. Josh Mendez

    Josh MendezMonth ago

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

  74. Chinedum Ahanotu

    Chinedum AhanotuMonth ago

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

  75. Charles Daugherty

    Charles DaughertyMonth ago

    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...

  76. Georgia Mendez

    Georgia MendezMonth ago

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  77. Ayaan Khan

    Ayaan KhanMonth ago

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

  78. Chien Kelleher

    Chien KelleherMonth ago

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

  79. AKTA!

    AKTA!21 day ago

    It was 33 eps idiot

  80. Charles Martins (Mounrou)

    Charles Martins (Mounrou)Month ago

    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.

  81. Avatar yangchen BL

    Avatar yangchen BLMonth ago

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

  82. Knives77

    Knives77Month ago

    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.

  83. Jhon Bravo

    Jhon BravoMonth ago

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

  84. Lucas Miller

    Lucas MillerMonth ago

    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!

  85. Idkisrandom

    IdkisrandomMonth ago

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

  86. Jorden Powell (Powell789)

    Jorden Powell (Powell789)Month ago

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

  87. Judah “Stryper Nexus” Buxton

    Judah “Stryper Nexus” BuxtonMonth ago

    ZANNY did this guy just mention SUN TZU?!

  88. Judah “Stryper Nexus” Buxton

    Judah “Stryper Nexus” Buxton21 day ago

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

  89. AKTA!

    AKTA!21 day ago

    Zanny? What is that

  90. R.I.P. Link (R.I.P. Link)

    R.I.P. Link (R.I.P. Link)Month ago

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

  91. Tripple-A

    Tripple-AMonth ago

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

  92. Io Gamer

    Io GamerMonth ago

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

  93. AKTA!

    AKTA!21 day ago


  94. Tall Myster

    Tall MysterMonth ago

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

  95. Deadeye

    DeadeyeMonth ago

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

  96. xCyth Gaming

    xCyth GamingMonth ago

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

  97. shibe drill

    shibe drillMonth ago

    Technoblade is proud

  98. Ember Imboden

    Ember ImbodenMonth ago

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

  99. Squall Leonhart

    Squall LeonhartMonth ago

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

  100. Ian Jones

    Ian JonesMonth ago

    Frieza really be watching Technoblade huh

  101. Kathy Taylor

    Kathy TaylorMonth ago

    Maybe FREEZA was talking about namekian minutes

  102. walter make memes

    walter make memesMonth ago

    i could listen to freizas peotry for a million hours

  103. Nicolas McGee

    Nicolas McGeeMonth ago

    Remember in DC comics superman and flash had a full blown conversation as a lady was falling so it's definitely possible to talk in that amount of time in fiction anyway

  104. georgeterz terz

    georgeterz terzMonth ago

    In dragon ball super the tournament of power later 48 mins while the entire saga lasted more than 5 hours