Freeza can't sense Ki, so there is no way he knew exactly how strong Goku was nor if he had more to give if he wasn't damaged during the battle previous to his transformation.Savage68 wrote:That's another reason why I think Cold couldn't have gotten much stronger than he was (or stronger at all). Freeza was almost Goku's equal back on Namek, and after receiving a power-up, he still even entertains the idea of needing back-up?
He already knew his own full power though, and knew how much stronger he had got, and with his experience, he took a cautionary approach. You know, since he was nearly killed by being careless the last time.
I don't think so. If the power boost was minimal at best, then he wouldn't for the world think of having a chance of beating Goku, even with some backup.Savage68 wrote: Not only did Freeza's augmentations provide a minimal power boost
I think that Cold would act as Jheese did during the Goku vs. Ginyu fight. Fire a huge energyball to distract him if Freeza got trouble, and then Freeza could deliver a fatal blow to Goku/catch Goku. Or to take care of Goku if Freeza got defeated, and Goku was severly wounded. Like some kind of fight-maintenance.Savage68 wrote:and on top of that, Cold couldn't have been that powerful in comparison. He was only regarded as being a helping hand. If his max were comparable to Freeza's 50% (at the most), his very presence would ensure Goku's defeat - one way or another.