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by Muffin Man
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What happened to Oob?
Replies: 36
Views: 6125

Re: What happened to Oob?

You say that as though other stories haven't successfully replaced the hero with a successor. The reason it wouldn't work for DB is simply because Goku himself is too popular, not because a story focusing on characters other than Goku wouldn't work. Yeah, it would have a different emotional core, a...
by Muffin Man
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What happened to Oob?
Replies: 36
Views: 6125

Re: What happened to Oob?

You say that as though other stories haven't successfully replaced the hero with a successor. The reason it wouldn't work for DB is simply because Goku himself is too popular, not because a story focusing on characters other than Goku wouldn't work. Yeah, it would have a different emotional core, a...
by Muffin Man
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What happened to Oob?
Replies: 36
Views: 6125

Re: What happened to Oob?

Kuririn brought his antagonism that turned into an eventual best friendship. Videl brought an outsider's perspective to the group as well as the madcap "will they, won't they" romance aspect to the show that it didn't have before. Pan is Goku's granddaughter so there's a built in emotional connecti...
by Muffin Man
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What happened to Oob?
Replies: 36
Views: 6125

Re: What happened to Oob?

Kuririn brought his antagonism that turned into an eventual best friendship. Videl brought an outsider's perspective to the group as well as the madcap "will they, won't they" romance aspect to the show that it didn't have before. Pan is Goku's granddaughter so there's a built in emotional connecti...
by Muffin Man
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The arrogant entrance of Future Trunks and Shin to DBZ
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: The arrogant entrance of Future Trunks and Shin to DBZ

Well, the whole point of Shin was to show off the fact that the Saiyans had surpassed the supreme god of the universe without even realizing it (basically, AT had the complete opposite approach to divinity in DB/Z as he does now). So Shin was made out to be super confident around mortals so that he'...
by Muffin Man
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I Prefer the Dragon Ball Super Trilogy to Nolan’s
Replies: 41
Views: 6457

Re: I Prefer the Dragon Ball Super Trilogy to Nolan’s

I haven't seen the Broly movie yet, but BoG and RoF have such barebones plots that it baffles me that anyone would compare them to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. BoG is literally just "Beerus shows up out of nowhere and demands to fight the Super Saiyan God, Vegeta tries to keep him entertained ...
by Muffin Man
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is young Chi-Chi problematic?
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Is young Chi-Chi problematic?

Yeah I don't think she's sexual any more than, say, young Tarzan is sexual. Her design is meant to evoke a sort of wild barbarian feel. Only difference is that she's a female and men's brains are wired to automatically sexualize the female body no matter what.
by Muffin Man
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is Ultra Instinct The *Final* Or *Ultimate* Powerup For Goku?
Replies: 23
Views: 1018

Re: Is Ultra Instinct The *Final* Or *Ultimate* Powerup For Goku?

They can only recolor Goku's hair so many times. How many colors are even left? We just need green and we'll have one for all of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
by Muffin Man
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Piccolo needs a new power-up
Replies: 59
Views: 7703

Re: Piccolo needs a new power-up

He never accepted his inferiority. You do realize that the last words in the entire manga, are Vegeta saying "I will surpass you one day Kakarot", right? Super is staying consistent with the character. He wants to surpass Goku, but it isn't the top priority to him. That's Vegeta's character. That w...
by Muffin Man
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What if Buu absorbed Gohan first?
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: What if Buu absorbed Gohan first?

Buu doesn't really need to surpass Vegetto, he just needs to be close enough that his candy beam will render Vegetto helpless. I assume the only reason that Vegetto maintained control of himself after being turned to candy was because of their immense difference in power, so if the difference was co...
by Muffin Man
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Piccolo needs a new power-up
Replies: 59
Views: 7703

Re: Piccolo needs a new power-up

Piccolo has been irrelevant since Imperfect Cell absorbed 17, and that is for a reason. Only reason to make him relevant again would be for the sake of fan-service and not for any real narrative purpose or compelling story. Unless they can come up with something that doesn't feel forced, I think he...
by Muffin Man
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Piccolo needs a new power-up
Replies: 59
Views: 7703

Re: Piccolo needs a new power-up

Piccolo has been irrelevant since Imperfect Cell absorbed 17, and that is for a reason. Only reason to make him relevant again would be for the sake of fan-service and not for any real narrative purpose or compelling story. Unless they can come up with something that doesn't feel forced, I think he...
by Muffin Man
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Piccolo needs a new power-up
Replies: 59
Views: 7703

Re: Piccolo needs a new power-up

Piccolo's treatment after the Cell saga has always been the weirdest thing. I mean...they obviously realize he's one of the most recognizable and marketable characters. He's always been heaviliy utilized in merchandise and promotional material and whatnot, yet they do nothing with him in the actual ...
by Muffin Man
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Cell's core really a plothole?
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Was Cell's core really a plothole?

I don't see that as a logical resolution, I see no reason why his core's location would have changed. And no, he didn't lose 17, he only lost 18. It's just a plot hole. Plain and simple. Cell states that the nucleus necessary for regeneration is located in his head, present tense. He never says tha...
by Muffin Man
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: One thing I don't get about fusion!
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: One thing I don't get about fusion!

The programming analogy is how I've always assumed magic spells work in general. The universe is like software, and the magic user in question has programmed a certain outcome into the software that is accessed via a certain command. In this case, the metamorans used magic to make it so that dancing...
by Muffin Man
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Cell's core really a plothole?
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Was Cell's core really a plothole?

The simplest and most logical resolution between what we see and what Cell says is that the nucleus is inside Super Perfect Cell's head but not inside Perfect Cell's head. Maybe the lack of Android 17 and 18 caused Super Perfect Cell to regenerate with an altered internal physiology. I don't see th...
by Muffin Man
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Whatever Happened To The Concept Of A SSJ Being The Strongest Fighter In The Universe?
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Whatever Happened To The Concept Of A SSJ Being The Strongest Fighter In The Universe?

After SSJ was introduced, the suits behind DB no doubt realized that new forms = new toys and other new merchandise.
by Muffin Man
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Cell's core really a plothole?
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Was Cell's core really a plothole?

The simplest and most logical resolution between what we see and what Cell says is that the nucleus is inside Super Perfect Cell's head but not inside Perfect Cell's head. Maybe the lack of Android 17 and 18 caused Super Perfect Cell to regenerate with an altered internal physiology.
by Muffin Man
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The one way Minus could be turned into an interesting story: Raditz
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: The one way Minus could be turned into an interesting story: Raditz

The best way to make Dragon Ball into an interesting story is to ignore everything that came out after the Buu saga.
by Muffin Man
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What if Broly was the Saiyan from Beerus’ dream?
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: What if Broly was the Saiyan from Beerus’ dream?

It would be a better plot development than most of what we've gotten since the Buu saga, so I'm all for it.