Vegeta intervenes, using his newfound power and speed to rescue Gohan from Frieza’s blast. While Gohan is grateful, Vegeta tells him he doesn’t care about him and only did it as a demonstration of his abilities – now that he has declared himself a Super Saiyan. The Saiyan prince powers up to unbelievable levels of strength, which leave Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo in awe – but no matter how much he powers up, and how many deadly attacks he dishes out, Frieza dodges and deflects everything. Vegeta quickly finds himself on the wrong end of the tyrant’s attacks, and is quickly slaughtered. Gohan attempts to help but is stopped by Piccolo, who claims he wouldn’t be able to do anything anyway. As Vegeta continues to get massacred by Frieza, Goku finally recovers, blasting his way out of the rejuvenation chamber and flying to meet his friends on the battlefield.