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by UltimateHammerBro
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Explain why you dislike retcons and want everything be unchangeably set on stone
Replies: 28
Views: 1059

Re: Explain why you dislike retcons and want everything be unchangeably set on stone

I may be reading too little into this, but it seems really obvious to me. If I get some information, I expect it to stay it that way unless there's a good, in-story, explainable reason to change it. An out-of-universe retcon, contradicting something already established for no particular reason, does...
by UltimateHammerBro
Mon May 15, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Krillin's death is still sad
Replies: 21
Views: 1472

Re: Krillin's death is still sad

I think it's a testament to Toriyama's abilities as a writer that he can make us mourn for characters in a world where 1) the afterlife is a pretty sweet place and 2) death isn't at all permanent. Well, at that point we didn't know much about what the afterlife was like in the Dragon World. Plus, g...
by UltimateHammerBro
Thu May 11, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is the Jaco manga good but Dragon ball Minus bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: Why is the Jaco manga good but Dragon ball Minus bad?

I personally think they tried to make Goku's backstory slightly more palatable to a Western audience, or at least turn it into what they think is more palatable. Not that I agree with this, but I find it likely. They (Toriyama, his editor, or whoever dictated the story) may have thought that the who...
by UltimateHammerBro
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?
Replies: 136
Views: 6715

Re: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?

I'm not sure right now, but did Vegeta ever mention it? I don't find it hard to believe that Radditz didn't know about Tarble (weakling and everything), but Vegeta stating it would turn Tarble into a plothole. He did say that [spoiler] http://englishfortamils.com/comics/albums/Manga/Dragon%20Ball%2...
by UltimateHammerBro
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?
Replies: 136
Views: 6715

Re: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?

I can't recall exactly, but wasn't it stated explicitly at the start of DBZ that there were only 4 remaining Saiyans? I find Tarble to be a stretch just like Bulma's sister. What does this long lost sister bring to the show anyway? I'm not sure right now, but did Vegeta ever mention it? I don't fin...
by UltimateHammerBro
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?
Replies: 136
Views: 6715

Re: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?

Bulma's sister, and Bulma knowing her sister went off somewhere with a spaceman. I don't dislike Tights, but that is a bad retcon. Bulma having a sister is definitely a retcon but not an unbelievable in my mind at least. I personally find it quite unbelievable. I wouldn't have minded it if Bulma ha...
by UltimateHammerBro
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?
Replies: 136
Views: 6715

Re: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?

Really, it's how writers use retroactive continuity that makes or breaks them. Bucky being alive and used as a Soviet spy/assassin while Cap was on ice was great, the Xorn.... everything is a hot mess that remains a mess no one can untangle. Xorn is a perfect example of several type 2 retcons on to...
by UltimateHammerBro
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?
Replies: 136
Views: 6715

Re: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?

Let's remember that retcons are not necessarily logical impossibilities. Goku and Piccolo being aliens instead of a human and a demon, respectively, is still a plausible idea. Now, maybe it was not obvious enough during the early days of Dragon Ball, but there were always hints that most of the mai...
by UltimateHammerBro
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a "Dragon Ball Next Generation" series?
Replies: 43
Views: 2054

Re: How would you write a "Dragon Ball Next Generation" series?

Can it be done well? Sure, but I don't have any interest in it. I prefer seeing the aging gunfighter's last ride to seeing the new generation take over. It's fine as a coda, but I don't want it as the focal point. This. The series was so focused on Goku that I doubt that taking that focus away woul...
by UltimateHammerBro
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a "Dragon Ball Next Generation" series?
Replies: 43
Views: 2054

Re: How would you write a "Dragon Ball Next Generation" series?

Can it be done well? Sure, but I don't have any interest in it. I prefer seeing the aging gunfighter's last ride to seeing the new generation take over. It's fine as a coda, but I don't want it as the focal point. This. The series was so focused on Goku that I doubt that taking that focus away woul...
by UltimateHammerBro
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?
Replies: 46
Views: 3227

Re: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?

It's already been mentioned above but seriously in the Japanese version they pronounce Satan as "Sat-Ann" which sounds a lot more like Saturn than Satan, the only way it could have been more perfect would have been if Saturn was God of the underworld. Well, the Roman God of the Underworld was Pluto...
by UltimateHammerBro
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?
Replies: 46
Views: 3227

Re: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?

Bajosexto wrote:I'm not trying to excuse Chi-Chi's name change. Regardless if it was changed by the client, the dub director or the translator, I still see it as a censorship.
Oh, no! I was referring to YonedgeHP. Sorry for not being clear enough :lol:
by UltimateHammerBro
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?
Replies: 46
Views: 3227

Re: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?

Naming Chi-Chi as Milk was not a censorship decision, it was the client who made up those terms based from the Zero y el Dragón Mágico script, which was based on the Harmony Gold dub. But they kept her name, like Ox-Satán, when his name is Rey Gyuma. I taught Gloria Rocha was the one who came up wi...
by UltimateHammerBro
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Sounding cool and tying with the concept of a Messiah? :lol: I wouldn't give too much thought to Biblical references in anime unless I'm certain that they're used as such and not for effect. I don't know, the bottom of the page says that it's a reference to this specific verse: Mark 1:15 : “The tim...
by UltimateHammerBro
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: What was the purpose of the biblical reference in this DBZ song?

Sounding cool and tying with the concept of a Messiah? :lol:
I wouldn't give too much thought to Biblical references in anime unless I'm certain that they're used as such and not for effect.
by UltimateHammerBro
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?
Replies: 46
Views: 3227

Re: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?

Mr. Santa was the way to go :lol: If they had at least gone with a Devil pun or variant, I wouldn't have minded. That said, I don't know of a good one they could have used. Videl and Lucifer are taken, Diablo would be too obvious. I'm sure they could have thought of something decent, but Savage nor ...
by UltimateHammerBro
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super coming to Spain... controversy included.
Replies: 134
Views: 12957

Re: Super coming to Spain... controversy included.

Gafonso6 wrote:Looks like you guys have the same relationship the Portuguese and the Brazilians have when it comes to DB.
Pretty much. That's why I can look at YouTube wars between Funimation and Ocean fans and say "you guys are so cute" :lol:
by UltimateHammerBro
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super coming to Spain... controversy included.
Replies: 134
Views: 12957

Re: Super coming to Spain... controversy included.

Jesus, thank God Spain has DVD and Blu-Ray releases because if not you guys would be screwed! How the hell can they censor this show that much?! Well, the hopes are not too high. The company in charge of the home video releases has said that they have no intention to pay for the dubbing of the seri...
by UltimateHammerBro
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super coming to Spain... controversy included.
Replies: 134
Views: 12957

Re: Super coming to Spain... controversy included.

I'm not following the dub, but I'm reading comments and anecdotes about it, and it's baffling, to say the least. They're saying that since the dub is uncut, and there's no video editing nor alternate lines involved, just cutting bits of the video, the censorship is incredibly jarring, even cutting s...
by UltimateHammerBro
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All purpose headcannon's
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: All purpose headcannon's

I like to think that Freeza's torture in Hell, as seen in RF and Super, is something he can escape any time he wants. That's why all the fairies are saying "Smile!" to him: if he actually learned to smile and be happy, he'd be reformed and allowed to reincarnate. But, being Freeza, this isn't happen...