Frieza's Similarities to Apocalypse in X-Men
While watching X-Men and Dragon Ball Z, I started to notice how often ideas fly from area to another. I mean Super Sentai even copies ideas from its adaptation, Power Rangers. So I thought for Frieza, what are his possible similarities to Apocalypse?
Both believe that only the strong survive, the weak will perish. Apocalypse lived with the doctrine of survival of the fittest weeded out the weak and got the strong. Frieza conquered planets, spared the strong to serve him (most of them are just disposables) and he also fears to be usurped. If Apocalypse wanted to get rid of any powerful mutant, Frieza feared the prophecy of the Super Saiyan that would destroy him. Apocalypse infects the infant Nathan with the techno-virus, Frieza destroys the Planet Vegeta hoping none would oppose him but failed to notice the infant Goku.
Both have their backup forces. Apocalypse has his Four Horsemen. In Frieza's case, he has Ginyu Forces.
Their fall was prophesied. Apocalypse' fall was prophesied by the Askani at the hands of Nathan Christopher Charles Summres who would later be known as Cable. Frieza's fall was prophesied by the Kanassans that one day a Super Saiyan will emerge to get rid of him. Frieza goes as far as to destroy the whole Planet Vegeta. Goku emerged as THAT Super Saiyan and defeated Frieza. Later, a cybernized Frieza was destroyed once and for all by Future Trunks, Cable's closest counterpart in Dragon Ball Z.