Search found 13577 matches

by Kaboom
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: So Piccolo can heal people like Dende?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: So Piccolo can heal people like Dende?

Maybe it's because he merged with Kami, but Kami himself never healed anyone as far I know. I believe Piccolo being warrior type is a trait of the original nameless Namekian, so Kami was an warrior as well It's the other way around. Dragon-types are the only ones who can reproduce and make Dragon B...
by Kaboom
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Gohan saying Trunks does have the same chi as his father
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Gohan saying Trunks does have the same chi as his father

How do you take it? Do you think it means just the same type of chi, the same amount, both? Well, given the term that Gohan used... Chapter : 331 (DBZ 137), P13.3 Gohan: “It’s fa-father!!! It’s the same ki as father back then!!” Note : Gohan says it’s the ‘same ki’ (onaji ki), rather than the ‘same...
by Kaboom
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super Episode 95 (18 June 2017)
Replies: 235
Views: 12667

Re: Super Episode 95 (18 June 2017)

Goku fan boy at it's finest right here. There is a distinct line between appreciation of a character and blind fanboyism, and a somewhat enthusiastic and glowing appraisal of a character's abilities doesn't necessarily constitute the latter. But whether it did or not, there's no reason to make cond...
by Kaboom
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When will FUNimation re-release dbz again?
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: When will FUNimation re-release dbz again?

If anything, I'd expect a new release of the DBZ movies and specials before the series again. Hopefully in Dragon Box (or approximate) footage, with some much-needed re-dubbing to really make it worthwhile.
by Kaboom
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?
Replies: 51
Views: 854

Re: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?

I'm going to cast my vote for the names of all Bardock's teammates as a collective whole. Saiyan names are so difficult to screw up with the obvious vegetable puns and all, yet somehow Funimation managed it. You'd think maybe they just had nothing to go by and had to guess, but they still got sorta ...
by Kaboom
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: A discussion of "power weighted" forms.
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: A discussion of "power weighted" forms.

Don't forget that Broli also seems to somehow gain a few extra feet of height along with all that bulk.
by Kaboom
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why Don't U6 Saiyans Have Scouters?
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Why Don't U6 Saiyans Have Scouters?

Scouters were presumably originally Tsufrian technology, which ended up widespread when the Saiyans conquered Planet Plant and soon after joined up with Freeza. That never happened in Universe 6 since the Saiyans are still on Planet Sadla, so I guess if scouter technology was still a thing, then it ...
by Kaboom
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What did old Kaioshin mean here?
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: What did old Kaioshin mean here?

I don't think the so-called "rivals boost" is anything mathematical. There's no formula or whatever for Potara Fusion where there's an extra "x5" automatically tacked on the end if the two people happen to be rivals, or something like that. Rather, I more or less agree with chedd...
by Kaboom
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: SSj G3 10x SSj - lol
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: SSj G3 10x SSj - lol

That comes from a bit in a particular Spanish guidebook, and has been recently discussed before (that thread's a bit old now, so please don't bump it) . We were never able to track down anything saying the same in any original Japanese publication direct from Shueisha, so it's most likely something ...
by Kaboom
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 9872
Views: 418697

Re: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread

I prefer using creative explanations for these pre-Raditz numbers (and most other "controversial" ones) rather than just dismissing anything outright. For Goku's 10, it's easy to assume that while his power level (i.e. "ki amount") is only 10, he has a substantial extra edge over...
by Kaboom
Tue May 30, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Should Super Have An Episode About Kuririn Regaining His Confidence?
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Should Super Have An Episode About Kuririn Regaining His Confidence?

KRILLIN should have an episode having an introspective look at KRILLINS own life asking KRILLINS self whether KRILLIN should get stronger and keep fighting so that KRILLIN can protect KRILLINS own family, or whether KRILLIN should retire and be the newest Yamcha of the group and probably having and...
by Kaboom
Tue May 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Help with a Saiyan name
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Help with a Saiyan name

What counts as a "normal human name" in your fanfic's context? Because in the Dragon Ball world, we have Earthlings named after things like underwear, Chinese food dishes, and literally just a Japanese slang term for "boobs."
by Kaboom
Mon May 22, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500
Replies: 45
Views: 1216

Re: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500

Y'all are aware that Yamcha's 1,480 also comes solely from the guidebooks rather than the manga, right?
by Kaboom
Sat May 20, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500
Replies: 45
Views: 1216

Re: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500

I think Kaboom's point is not about putting official statements and fan theories in different standards. He is focusing on individuals who have their own theories in higher regard in relation to official statements , which contradicts the idea that they should be even. Exactly. There's nothing wron...
by Kaboom
Thu May 18, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500
Replies: 45
Views: 1216

Re: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500

I just want to reiterate the important message that sentiments of "I don't think this fits" or "that's not the way I see it" do not equate to the tidbit in question actually being wrong. If Toriyama wrote Nappa's line as, "but the Saibaimen have powers of 1,200 each! Even Ra...
by Kaboom
Tue May 16, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500
Replies: 45
Views: 1216

Re: Why I believe Raditz's level is 1200 instead of 1500

- The Japanese word that Nappa used to compare the Saibaimen to Raditz doesn't really mean "exactly, mathematically equal," it means more along the lines of "comparable" or "on the same general level." Toriyama himself said in his notes to the anime staff that Raditz's ...
by Kaboom
Sat May 13, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did the Daizenshuu contradict itself regarding which form Gohan was using?
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Did the Daizenshuu contradict itself regarding which form Gohan was using?

I dunno about that. Even before Goku applied the specific names to them, there was still plenty else that labeled SS2 as a distinct and separate state above regular Super Saiyan. When Gohan used it at the tournament for Kibito, he specifically said he was going to "become a Super Saiyan that ha...
by Kaboom
Sat May 13, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread
Replies: 29440
Views: 725354

Re: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread

I'll assume "BOD" means "Beginning of DragonBall" a.k.a. their first appearances, and my gut says that Kuririn would win. He was more of a contender compared to Goku and had more in the way of proper training even before Muten Roshi took him in. Really? 'Cause I remember Yamcha ...
by Kaboom
Sat May 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread
Replies: 29440
Views: 725354

Re: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread

Current Roshi (DBS) vs King Kai? Who wins? I don't care about Super, but when I finally got around to adding Resurrection F to my movies power levels list, I gave Muten Roshi a PL of 5,000. That's comfortably over Kaio's 3,500, so I guess Roshi would win that one. BOD Krillin vs BOD Yamcha I'll ass...
by Kaboom
Sat May 13, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did the Daizenshuu contradict itself regarding which form Gohan was using?
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Did the Daizenshuu contradict itself regarding which form Gohan was using?

I don't believe so... After recently putting everything together, I think it's actually just a manga/anime difference. While the original manga's artwork pretty clearly portrayed Gohan as just a Super Saiyan 1 against Dabra, the anime kind of did its own thing and seemed to intentionally make him a ...

Go to advanced search