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. ido Shmuely

    ido Shmuely19 klukkustundum síðan

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

  2. Triiodide

    Triiodide19 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  3. Android 000001

    Android 000001Degi Síðan síðan

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

  4. Linkin2603

    Linkin2603Degi Síðan síðan

    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

  5. RadicalxEdward

    RadicalxEdward2 dögum síðan

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

  6. Cyrus Ambrose

    Cyrus Ambrose2 dögum síðan

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

  7. LunaModz

    LunaModz2 dögum síðan

    4:07 "daddy"

  8. Matt Schroeder

    Matt Schroeder3 dögum síðan

    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 ."

  9. StarwasterPrime

    StarwasterPrime3 dögum síðan

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

  10. PikaMeia_32

    PikaMeia_324 dögum síðan

    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.

  11. Richard Russell Fan account

    Richard Russell Fan account5 dögum síðan

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

  12. JSRhedgehog 99

    JSRhedgehog 995 dögum síðan

    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

  13. dayneplaylogic

    dayneplaylogic5 dögum síðan

    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.

  14. HexaRecter

    HexaRecter5 dögum síðan

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

  15. paul Damaso

    paul Damaso7 dögum síðan

    What if beerus didn't sleep for many years

  16. Aaron Grimes

    Aaron Grimes7 dögum síðan

    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.

  17. SunWukong1984

    SunWukong19848 dögum síðan

    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.

  18. Captain Hindsight

    Captain Hindsight8 dögum síðan

    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.

  19. Graeme Tang

    Graeme Tang9 dögum síðan

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

  20. Cesar Victoriano

    Cesar Victoriano9 dögum síðan

    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.

  21. Hirak Mathur

    Hirak Mathur10 dögum síðan

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

  22. A Door

    A Door10 dögum síðan

    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

  23. Atomic Superior

    Atomic Superior11 dögum síðan

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

  24. VaLesGo VN

    VaLesGo VN12 dögum síðan

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

  25. English POP

    English POP13 dögum síðan

    Watching this video actually taught me how to deal with bullies

  26. Brayden Lowery

    Brayden Lowery13 dögum síðan

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

  27. Action figure collocations

    Action figure collocations13 dögum síðan

    Actually the sayin saga is right before the freaza Saga

  28. TOml0l3 [Thomas Aguilar]

    TOml0l3 [Thomas Aguilar]14 dögum síðan

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

  29. Uige

    Uige14 dögum síðan

    tl;dr, he lied.

  30. Yule Pan

    Yule Pan14 dögum síðan

    5 min ago

  31. Alexios

    Alexios16 dögum síðan

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

  32. Dale Jennings

    Dale Jennings16 dögum síðan

    For reals another video about this....sigh

  33. Oska Ivanovich Smirnov

    Oska Ivanovich Smirnov16 dögum síðan

    Akira Toriyama after watching this: 👁👄👁

  34. Christian Blasco López

    Christian Blasco López16 dögum síðan

    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

  35. Jim Lazar

    Jim Lazar16 dögum síðan

    I love the radio in Kirlian

  36. Veyron Sir

    Veyron Sir17 dögum síðan

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

  37. Skyler Tha Creator

    Skyler Tha Creator17 dögum síðan

    the bad guy...... lied?

  38. Mujahid Faruq

    Mujahid Faruq17 dögum síðan

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

  39. Alex Qualls

    Alex Qualls18 dögum síðan

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

  40. IoI wut

    IoI wut19 dögum síðan

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

  41. Fatal Ward

    Fatal Ward19 dögum síðan

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

  42. cikha sexy

    cikha sexy19 dögum síðan

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  43. Fnafexplorers 287

    Fnafexplorers 28720 dögum síðan

    Watching this why’ll I’m playing xenoverse Poggers

  44. YTM Beast

    YTM Beast20 dögum síðan

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

  45. MasterChef of Building supplies

    MasterChef of Building supplies20 dögum síðan

    Sun zu art of war Me: TECHNOBLADE?

  46. Comrade Everclear

    Comrade Everclear21 degi síðan síðan

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

  47. Ezequiel Ramirez

    Ezequiel Ramirez21 degi síðan síðan

    The goat Seth the programmer

  48. Delbert Boyles

    Delbert Boyles21 degi síðan síðan

    The hoc stage acutely sneeze because stepson bioinformatically twist given a nasty range. homely, bouncy timer

  49. Chad's Gaming

    Chad's Gaming23 dögum síðan

    u made me scared

  50. Chad's Gaming

    Chad's Gaming23 dögum síðan

    ugh u

  51. The ultimate form

    The ultimate form24 dögum síðan

    mat frieza meant namekain minutes

  52. Josh Mendez

    Josh Mendez24 dögum síðan

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

  53. Chinedum Ahanotu

    Chinedum Ahanotu25 dögum síðan

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

  54. Charles Daugherty

    Charles Daugherty25 dögum síðan

    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...

  55. Georgia Mendez

    Georgia Mendez25 dögum síðan

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  56. Ayaan Khan

    Ayaan Khan26 dögum síðan

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

  57. Chien Kelleher

    Chien Kelleher27 dögum síðan

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

  58. AKTA!

    AKTA!13 dögum síðan

    It was 33 eps idiot

  59. Charles Martins

    Charles Martins27 dögum síðan

    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.

  60. Avatar yangchen BL

    Avatar yangchen BL27 dögum síðan

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

  61. Knives77

    Knives7727 dögum síðan

    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.

  62. Jhon Bravo

    Jhon Bravo28 dögum síðan

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

  63. Lucas Miller

    Lucas Miller28 dögum síðan

    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!

  64. Idkisrandom

    Idkisrandom29 dögum síðan

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

  65. Jorden Powell

    Jorden PowellMánuði síðan

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

  66. Judah Buxton

    Judah BuxtonMánuði síðan

    ZANNY did this guy just mention SUN TZU?!

  67. Judah Buxton

    Judah Buxton13 dögum síðan

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

  68. AKTA!

    AKTA!13 dögum síðan

    Zanny? What is that

  69. R.I.P. Link

    R.I.P. LinkMánuði síðan

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

  70. Tripple-A

    Tripple-AMánuði síðan

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

  71. Io Gamer

    Io GamerMánuði síðan

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

  72. AKTA!

    AKTA!13 dögum síðan


  73. Tall Myster

    Tall MysterMánuði síðan

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

  74. Deadeye

    DeadeyeMánuði síðan

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

  75. xCyth Gaming

    xCyth GamingMánuði síðan

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

  76. shibe drill

    shibe drillMánuði síðan

    Technoblade is proud

  77. Ember Imboden

    Ember ImbodenMánuði síðan

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

  78. Squall Leonhart

    Squall LeonhartMánuði síðan

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

  79. Ian Jones

    Ian JonesMánuði síðan

    Frieza really be watching Technoblade huh

  80. Kathy Taylor

    Kathy TaylorMánuði síðan

    Maybe FREEZA was talking about namekian minutes

  81. OVO

    OVOMánuði síðan

    i could listen to freizas peotry for a million hours

  82. Nicolas McGee

    Nicolas McGeeMánuði síðan

    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

  83. georgeterz terz

    georgeterz terzMánuði síðan

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

  84. Skoll Fenrirson

    Skoll FenrirsonMánuði síðan

    JFC the English dub is trash

  85. Jan Raissal Barbado

    Jan Raissal BarbadoMánuði síðan

    This video is OVER 9000

  86. TWL_ICEBOY 112

    TWL_ICEBOY 112Mánuði síðan

    Can you make a theory about Jujutsu kaisen how Dojo sees with his blindfold on

  87. DarkNovirst 05

    DarkNovirst 05Mánuði síðan

    Funny I just finished season 3 last night

  88. Jordane Nogue-Ouellette

    Jordane Nogue-OuelletteMánuði síðan

    That's a big and impressive theory to explain what every fighting anime basically do to save money on complicated animation sequences

  89. MadManMaxx

    MadManMaxxMánuði síðan

    Wait a minute why doesnt matpat make theories on One Piece? Its a perfect franchise for theorising Its long and it has a loooot of mysteries.

  90. Pratik Raut

    Pratik RautMánuði síðan

    Its over 9000......

  91. Campbell Murphy

    Campbell MurphyMánuði síðan

    What do you call a vegan in dragon ball Veggie eater

  92. sawcon

    sawconMánuði síðan

    I hope your body can take it ,FBI OPEN UP

  93. june bugg

    june buggMánuði síðan

    Or dbz time moovs faster

  94. decadan32

    decadan32Mánuði síðan

    MatPat, you are forgetting that Jackie Chin (Master Roshi) and Krillin had a full conversation, played games, and a fight in 1 second in dragon ball episode 24. This kinda kills your argument of “sound only travels at one speed so it has to be this”

  95. AKTA!

    AKTA!13 dögum síðan

    I see, so you’re a man of knowledge like myself

  96. Riptide Anomy

    Riptide AnomyMánuði síðan

    Simple theory: frieza didn’t want Goku to get his two stuffed crust pizzas

  97. Takashi Kamiyama

    Takashi KamiyamaMánuði síðan

    One thing Frieza was not aware of, was that Goku has been to space as a child. When he took Boss Rabbit to the moon.

  98. whitewolf senpai

    whitewolf senpaiMánuði síðan

    Oof just a small thing and me nitpicking but porunga grants 3 wishes XP

  99. mideee

    mideeeMánuði síðan

    He haven’t watched one piece

  100. sean mckelvey

    sean mckelveyMánuði síðan

    Bold move dissing UI Shaggy

  101. Carlo Mercado

    Carlo MercadoMánuði síðan

    Dont try to make sense on anime, it has different logic. Everything works differently here lol. In slam dunk, they can catch up on 30points advantage, in Ippo, broken rib cage, kuncles and they will still win the fight.

  102. Flamesyte

    FlamesyteMánuði síðan

    Thanks for opening my eyes Matt Patt

  103. HERMIT

    HERMITMánuði síðan

    I don't know that you know this fact or not but this is the problem of original anime which try to drawn out this fight because of release rate of manga and anime release date. In manga, this fight is actually very short. A fight of 5 minutes only.

  104. Ma’Shante Coleman

    Ma’Shante ColemanMánuði síðan


  105. Ma’Shante Coleman

    Ma’Shante ColemanMánuði síðan

    So they where moving fast🤣🤣