Your ranking of the various arcs

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Re: Your ranking of the various arcs

Postby ABED » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:09 pm

Yes it's different. I mean it has diferent atmosphere. King Piccolo saga is something that would fit rest of franchise the most.
It's not different. The difference between Z and GT is greater than DB to Z, especially given that it's all DB.
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Re: Your ranking of the various arcs

Postby Asura » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:16 pm

1. Buu Saga
2. Freeza Saga
3. 23rd Budokai Saga
4. Tournament of Power Saga
5. Baby Saga
6. 22nd Budokai Saga
7. King Piccolo Saga
8. Cell Saga
9. 21st Budokai Saga
10. Saiyan Saga
11. Future Trunks Saga
12. Universe 6 Saga
13. Battle of Gods Saga
14. Shadow Dragons Saga
15. Garlic Jr. Saga
16. Black Star DBs Saga
17. Pilaf Saga
18. RoF Saga
19. Red Ribbon Army Saga
20. Super 17 Saga

I think that’s all of them... or at least the ones I care to remember. I said before that I’d probably only rank ToP above the Cell Saga in terms of Z arcs but now that I think about it I wasn’t that crazy about the Saiyan Saga. Super 17 is something else entirely, that arc is far below the rest, but I skip the RRA arc whenever I rewatch DB since I find it so boring and I don’t care for the RRA as antagonists.

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Re: Your ranking of the various arcs

Postby PacificOceanDub » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:42 pm

1. King Piccolo
2. Androids/Cell
3. Saiyan
4. Buu
5. 21st Budokai
6. Emperor Pilaf
7. Garlic Jr.
8. 23rd Budokai
9. Fortuneteller Baba/22nd Budokai
10. Namek/Freeza
11. Red Ribbon Army

As for GT
1. Super 17
2. Shadow Dragon
3. Black Star Dragon Balls
4. Baby
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Re: Your ranking of the various arcs

Postby Soppa Saia People » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:19 pm

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Re: Your ranking of the various arcs

Postby DiegoBrando » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:40 pm

22nd tournament
Pilaf arc
Saiyan arc
Red ribbon arc
Piccolo daimao arc
Freeza arc
23nd tournament
21nd tournament
Boo arc
Cell arc

Those in the middle could be mixed up a bit, but I am certain of my top and lowest spot.

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Re: Your ranking of the various arcs

Postby Doctor. » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:49 pm

Doctor. wrote:I'll try to leave my personal preference and favoritism out of this, and try to judge them based on their quality compared to your average Shounen battle series.

1/2. Saiyan arc/Namek arc - 10/10
Going back and forth about this one, I think both are fantastic. The Namek arc's climax is far more cathartic, but the Saiyan arc is slightly better written in retrospect (mostly because the power levels weren't so crazy back then, and the zenkai boosts weren't ridiculous to the point you couldn't buy them anymore; also Freeza had an unnecessary amount of transformations, two or three would suffice and still give him the imposing and terrifying aura he's known for, 4 transformations was overkill). But I guess a big detriment to the Saiyan arc is that it's pretty much fighting 24/7, whilst the Namek arc's plot is more interesting and varied.

3. 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai arc - 9/10
4. Red Ribbon Army arc - 8/10
5. Black Goku arc (so far) - 7.5/10
6. 21st Tenkaichi Budokai arc - 7/10
7. Hunt for the Dragon Balls arc - 7/10
8. Majin Boo arc - 6.5/10
9. Universal Tournament arc - 6/10
10. Artificial Humans arc - 6/10
11. Piccolo Daimao arc - 5.5/10
12. Battle of Gods arc - 5.5/10 (the movie would be about a 7)
13. 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai arc - 5.5/10
14. Baby arc - 4.5/10
15. Resurrection 'F' arc - 4/10 (the movie would be about a 3 or 3.5)
16. Shadow Dragons arc - 3.5/10
17. Copy Vegeta arc - 2.5/10
18. Black Star Dragon Balls arc - 2.5/10
19. Super #17 arc - 2/10

Something like that, I didn't put that much thought into it. I don't remember the Garlick Jr and Otherworld Tournament filler arcs well enough to put them on the list.


1. Freeza arc
2. Saiyan arc
3. 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai arc
4. Red Ribbon Army arc
5. Majin Boo arc
6. 21st Tenkaichi Budokai arc
7. Hunt for the Dragon Balls arc
8. Goku Black arc
9. Artificial Humans arc
10. Champa arc
11. Piccolo Daimao arc
12. 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai arc
13. Battle of Gods arc
14. Resurrection 'F' arc
15. Tournament of Power arc

Removed the GT arcs because they're not very fresh on my mind considering I eventually drop GT whenever I try rewatching it. Solidified my position on numbers 1 and 2, I think Freeza's better because of the Goku v Freeza fight and the nice chase dynamic of the first third of the arc. The Boo arc rose a couple of ranks due to its entertainment value and the Goku Black arc went down a couple of spots due to how bad its last third was. Cell arc was more exciting than the mediocrity that was the Champa arc so it goes above it and I've been pretty vocal about how much I hate the Tournament of Power so the last position should be of no surprise. And the major change, I hate numerical ratings now.

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