Piccolo died when he jumped in front of a blast that was meant for Gohan in the Golden Frieza Saga . There have been countless mortals like him, and there will be many more. Out of universe, probably a goof. Frieza is one of the main antagonists of the Dragon Ball franchise. Prior to Goku's long-awaited arrival, Vegeta was tragically killed by Frieza, who had achieved his final form. He is a powerful tyrant who was responsible for the destruction of Planet Vegeta and is the archenemy of the main protagonist, Son Goku. In the Frieza Saga, Vegeta served as a reluctant ally who was motivated by self … Vegeta … He would attempt to escape from the Afterlife on several occasions, before being thwarted by one of the Z-Fighters (who had mostly become way stronger than him in the intervening years). Frieza killed Krillin afterwards, angering Goku so much that he transformed into a Super Saiyan. What seems like a sensible decision just doomed everything Piccolo ever loved. Piccolo was killed again when the Earth was destroyed by Kid Buu. This was undone when Whis turned time back. King Cold would have only gone to Earth at Freeza's behest. Goku angrily tells Frieza that he did not have to kill Vegeta, but Frieza sarcastically replies that he killed Vegeta because he was repeating himself. Ironically, Frieza had created the very thing he had so long feared and gone to such great lengths to eliminate. And with Freeza dead, King Cold would have had no idea who killed Freeza or from what planet. Frieza … In this form, Goku gained the advantage over Frieza, so Frieza shot a Death Ball at the core of Planet Namek, which would … As Frieza launched an energy beam that was meant to end Gohan’s life, Piccolo dove in front of it to save … Everyone else up until that point had died. In universe, I'd say he got them from Trunks later, but it's just Cell incorrectly synthesizing information he got from the spy robots and his home computer: He knows he has cells from Trunk from his home computer briefing him, he knows Trunks showed up to kill Frieza … Also, Piccolo holds the distinction of being the only main hero to die and be restored by the Dragon Balls in Dragon Ball Super . He also serves as the overarching antagonist of the entire franchise. If he managed to kill him in his second form,, then the heroes would be free to head on back home and wish the Namekians back. Goku killed Cell's Frieza/Cold. Having been mortally wounded by Frieza's Death Beam, Vegeta lies dying on the ground. When Frieza returned in the new series he quickly proved too much for the majority of the heroes. When Frieza returned, he was killed by Future Trunks (though technically, Goku did kill Frieza in the original timeline). Sorbet - Killed when Vegeta deflected Frieza's energy wave at him; Everyone on Earth except Goku, Gohan, Krillin, Piccolo, Tien, Master Roshi, Bulma, Jaco, Beerus, Whis, and Frieza - Killed when Frieza blew up the earth. An enraged Goku initiates a Kiai with the use of his eyes to build Vegeta a resting place. Gohan was one of the few to step up to Frieza, but wound up getting tortured and nearly killed by the tyrant. The only person who knew the team was from Earth was Freeza. He is the self-proclaimed "Emperor of the Universe" whose goal is to conquer the universe and achieve immortality. After appearing in the Saiyan Saga as the main villain, Vegeta went through a long process where he evolved into a more heroic character. A mortal abusing their position of authority is not unique or notably evil. Think about it. Frieza was a tyrannical emperor who just happened to have the strength to blow up planets. Frieza - Destroyed by Goku with a Kamehameha. 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