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by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 181489

Re: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread

Here's a classic what-if:
What if Son Goku utilized the power of the 7 Chaos Emeralds?
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by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 73719
Views: 4247638

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" On-Going Discussion Thread

Can't wait to see how they fuck it up. More recolors? Return of Bardock? A vast expanse of bad ideas awaits. Maybe Broly becomes canon, wouldn't that just be great ? Gee, I wonder if anyone has quoted this yet. Ah, I love reading through the first few dozen pages of this thread. Such wide-eyed opti...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?

I mean, they could always start airing Dragon Ball. Just run through the OG series to hold them off until something comes up.

"But Yuli Ban, that's not new content."

It is for a distressingly large number of people.
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Dragon Ball takes priority
Replies: 25
Views: 1330

Re: Does Dragon Ball takes priority

Why would I let a children's comic serial take priority over my life?
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Concept: "Strongest Under Heaven"
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: I've been toying around with a story concept that takes up a lot from Dragon Ball

I see ... have you borrowed some concepts from the original series like the Saiyan race ... but in any case ... what makes a Saiyan a Saiyan? I guess that monkey's tails, power, ruffled hair and interest in battles in that sense are the same but anyway you have worried about giving it its own chara...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread
Replies: 3092
Views: 181489

Re: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread

I've had some what-ifs on the brain. Several of them are rooted in "Shen" versions of characters, which just means they arbitrarily have strength from a later point in the story. I.e. "Shen Gohan" circa Ginyu fight is Son Gohan post-Freeza. This means Gohan after he recovered from the battle with th...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Broly ranked by CBR as most berseker self-destructive anime heri=o
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Broly ranked by CBR as most berseker self-destructive anime heri=o

But I don't think a Saiyan has nearly destroyed himself from power overload as far as I know. The most prominent Saiyan of the series did. Twice, in fact. The thing is, he did so via kaioken rather than any Super Saiyan transformation. First time, however, he didn't exert his body so far that he wa...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 59
Views: 1182

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

Movie 11 is subpar for me, but not for the reasons people think. In fact, a couple years ago, I even ran down the reasons why Bio-Broly is a lot of things that Dragon Ball fans had been asking for (and, to an extent, are still asking for). The biggest reasons why it's a let-down is because of the ti...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2186

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

This is something that was touched upon in the series itself, but never expanded because the whole ordeal about power levels had long since passed: does power level only mean "of that whole person?" Like, does the Farmer with a power level of 5 Freeza Paps have that power because of his shotgun or ...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2186

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

Or worse, they treat everything like a card game and act like any attack from a weaker character is negated in the long run. Related: the 90s version of these was REALLY popular in my school back in the day. It probably didn't help. https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-0kvv9/images/stencil/1280x1280/pro...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB

I feel a similar way. I got into DB the "era" before you, midway through its OG FUNimation dubbing, so I experienced the series as if it were a new thing still happening (as far as I knew). The period after that between 2005 and 2012 was initially disappointing. At first, I didn't really care. I had...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Petition to use SS, not SSJ, as an abbreviation for Super Saiyan
Replies: 60
Views: 1497

Re: Petition to use SS, not SSJ, as an abbreviation for Super Saiyan

The general gist I'm getting from this thread is that the 90s dub wrecked a lot of stuff.
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 2186

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

In Dragon Ball fandom of the early through mid-90s, Power Levels were INSANELY apocryphal, at best. They in NO way dominated the discourse around the series NEARLY to the extent that they did, hell even by the late 90s, much less today. This is something that ought to be hammered home, especially w...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?

I think RB2 debuted the kai cast Raging Blast 2 debuted the Kai cast. Raging Blast 2 also sent off the OG FUNi cast. Often times within a sentence of each other. It was indeed an embarrassing shitshow. I thought it was Ultimate Tenkaichi that issue? Ah, that's right. I knew there was another reason...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?

This is the only DBZ Game I have returned since the Budokai 1 days and I barely return any game (also Sonic Forces). I just have to say no. Hero mode was so limited. Only thing this game is remembered for in my opinion is the destruction (which was all pre determined) being the first character cust...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Saiyan Family and Friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Re: Saiyan Family and Friends

Toriyama's original ideas for the Saiyans are much simpler than my own— from what I can ascertain, Saiyans were made to be different from Humans. Or Earthlings specifically. In Dragon Ball, Earthlings are written be generally good people with empathy and kindness but also dark tendencies that lead t...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!
Replies: 47
Views: 1217

Re: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!

You know, I get most of the sentiments expressed in this thread. I only have one question... What's everyone's deal with the music? I thought that, aside from the instruments themselves, it was an improvement in virtually every way! It's my favorite anime soundtrack to date; It's even inspired me t...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1883
Views: 167538

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread

Considering how even more inconsequential things have become famous for dumber reasons, I'm surprised "Dragon Ball Super Continuation Confirmed" hasn't become a meme yet.
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!
Replies: 47
Views: 1217

Re: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!

A dark day for the series. I don't think anything has ever done as much damage to the integrity of this franchise as the Funi dub did. In retrospect i feel kind of sad about the people who grew up with this version of DBZ. It robbed so many new fans of a far more accurate representation of the show...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!
Replies: 47
Views: 1217

"Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!

One of the important events in DBZ history in the West besides its first airing, for better or for worse. Just about everything surrounding how Dragon Ball Z is perceived today in America all truly started on September 13th, 1999. Sean Schemmel as the "true" voice of Son Goku, of Bruce Faulconer bei...