First Time Readers:

Unguarded is a Dragonball Z fan-created webcomic focusing on a fabricated backstory for the character of Freeza. It is produced purely for entertainment purposes. While a genuine effort is made to follow canon, some changes have been intentionally made for reasons ranging from creative preferences to narrative necessity. For more specific information regarding these choices, please check out the FAQ section.

The comic itself attempts to paint one of DBZ’s most noteworthy villains as a more rounded and dynamic character by exploring his story from his birth until well past the years of the actual series. While I had originally planned to end the story once it caught up to the canon, i.e., Planet Vegeta’s destruction, this made for an especially morose ending. I decided that perhaps it would be better to continue on as there was so much potential to explore than simply allowing his story to end in the way that the canon does. That said, this story is written with an intentional ending in mind.

I suspect that this interpretation will be hit/miss for my fellow Freeza/DBZ/DBS fans. While it is a DBZ fancomic, it is not written with the same accessibility as the canonical series on which it is based. I don't actively attempt to recreate Toriyama's style, neither visually, nor tonally, nor thematically. It is a drama rather than an action series. It focuses heavily on relationships between the characters. It is intended for an adult audience rather than teenagers.

The comic, as it is being published here, isn't what I would consider to be overly explicit, i.e., there are some sex scenes and violence but I wouldn't say they're overly gratuitous. . .yet. I'll post a news update if I decide to venture into that territory later. If you are especially sensitive to that sort of thing, this probably isn't the comic for you.

Ultimately, I am writing this series because it's fun and I have a handful of readers who seem to enjoy it too. If you like it, great! If you don't, that's fine too.
Dragonball Z© Akira Toriyama, Toei Animation, and Bird Studio.
Characters created for Unguarded © 2024 by Lady Tygry Comics.