In his duel against Goku in Planet Namek, Frieza realizes he’s not winning his fight against Goku, so he say he’s going to make the planet self-destruct, and that the planet has five minutes before it explodes. Since Dragon Ball Z is a TV show, we could be nice and say the timing was off by a few minutes. Frieza’s timing is off: from 5 minutes to 5+ plus episodes. Why did his countdown take so long?
Is it because he was weakened in his 50% form that in his 70% form, he lost a certain percentage of his full power?