Top Ten Reasons Why Frieza is a Better Dragon Ball Z Villain Than CellThis list is endless but the most prominent reasons shall be outlined here.
Some of which happen to be the best plot devices in the entire program; The major generals, elites, mercenaries, and commanders are as follows:
1. Zarbon (Commander-General)
2. Dodoria (Commander-General)
3. Cui (Elite Squad Leader)
4. Jeice (Mercenary Squad)
5. Burter (Mercenary Squad)
6. Recoome (Mercenary Squad)
7. Guldo (Mercenary Squad)
8. Captain Ginyu (Mercenary Squad)
9. Nappa (Elite Saiyan Platoon)
10. Raditz (Elite Saiyan Platoon)
11. Appule (Elite Foot Soldier)
12. Orlen (Foot Soldier)
13. Banan (Foot Soldier)
14. Sui (Foot Soldier)
15. Frog-Face (Foot Soldier)
16. Namole (Foot Soldier)
17. Iru (Foot Soldier)
18. Shisami (Elite Soldier)
19. Sorbet (Staff Commander)
20. Tagoma (Elite Soldier)
Plus there's his father King Cold, his brother Cooler; and by extension Cooler's armored squadron of Salza, Neiz, and Dore.
Cell has no one... and that really sucks.
By the way, not the biggest fan of Zarbon, but I do like his personality and his quotes are really interesting. Personally my favorite of Frieza's soldiers.
He has conquered over 79 known planets and enslaved countless civilizations!
Cell conquered nothing.
He rules entire galaxies with an iron fist and does so with discipline and strict behavior. It's called the Galactic Frieza Army and Frieza Force with numerous sub-divisions and platoons.
Cell does not, he's just a bio android with genetics of other fighters.
As stated by King Kai, he is the deadliest tyrant in the north quadrant of the universe.
Cell's reign of terror lasts ten days and only on Earth.
Including but not limited to Dende, Krillin and Vegeta. And he wounded Piccolo and caused Goku to turn Super Saiyan.
Cell's explosion just killed Goku and that wasn't by his hand but by Goku's instant transmission technique.
First a threat against Bardock and the Saiyan uprising.
Frieza returns against Goku and Vegeta on Namek.
Against Future Trunks as Cyborg Mecha Frieza.
Against Gohan (Great Saiyaman) in Fusion Reborn movie and leading an army of all deceased villains.
Against Goku in DBGT in Hell.
Against Goku and Vegeta again in the Resurrection F movie. And they have to cheat with the help of Beerus and Whis to stop him.
Against Goku and Vegeta in Dragon Ball Super. He obtains Golden Frieza form after minimal training.
Cell returns only once in GT and is secondary.
As seen in his calm and sarcastic behavior as well as his wine-drinking classy attributes along with father King Cold and brother Cooler.
Cell is just a brick wall character without any devious attributes; he's just a genetic creation and a parallel to the evil seen in Frieza.
By eradicating the Saiyan planet and setting the story in motion; taking Zarbon and Dodoria's advice to annihilate the Saiyans and inherently create his own fear of Super Saiyans in the future. He also goes to search for the Dragon Balls, which are the primary plot of the series; Cell just appears as a stepping stone for Gohan (not even for the primary two protagonists, Goku and Vegeta) and has nothing to do with the actual plot of the series run.
Including the Saiyans and Namekians amongst thousands of countless others!
They're awesome and so cool.
Cell only lived for maybe ten days...
Frieza doesn't incorporate the essence of others; he's his own entity.
Cell gains his power and his persona as well as his very being from the genes of others.