ABED wrote:It's not they don't have an instinct for self preservation, it's that they love combat. That's always been the case. It has nothing to do with death being meaningless and everything to do with their goal - to get stronger and fight strong opponents that challenge them. I don't see how that goes against their characterization. This isn't new. They experienced world ending stakes prior to the Saiyans.Tavarano wrote:ABED wrote:How does it not make sense for their characters?
It's like they didn't have self-preservation instinct, they know what happened when Nappa and Vegeta arrived the last time so basic logic dictates that they would not want to go through the same thing again. I assume that their attitude has been impacted by them all learning that death is quite meaningless, it becomes more obvious in Buu arc where death is a casual thing.
Don't you think it's weird that Chaozu's sacrificial death in saiyan arc ends up being a very intense and touching moment for Tenshinhan, but then he has no problem letting androids come potentially damning his dear friend to the same fate again? I doubt that they would be so lax about threats to their lives without dragon balls and afterlife, when Daimao was threatening to kill Tenshinhan if Goku moved, Goku was initially fine letting him die because he could ressurect him later, but changed his mind once Daimao told him that he killed Shenron, dragon balls and nature of death in DB universe do affect decision making of the characters.