Vegeta is brutally beaten, while, powerless to stop Frieza, Gohan, Piccolo and Krillin watch in horror. Vegeta is thrown down to the ground, and Frieza prepares to deliver the final blow, but, Goku steps in, and Frieza diverts his attention to the renewed Saiyan. Vegeta then explains to Frieza that Goku must be a Super Saiyan, and that Frieza stood no chance against this new threat. Frieza fires a finishing ray through Vegeta’s heart, rendering the proud Saiyan warrior helpless. Vegeta explains to Goku how Frieza was responsible for the man he had become, and he begged him to not let him exert the same catastrophic deed to anyone else. Vegeta cries his last tears, and dies. Goku promises he will carry out Vegeta’s wish to the best of his abilities, he then buries Vegeta in a shallow grave. The fight between Goku and Frieza is about to begin.