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by Desassina
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vegito vs Gogeta I
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Vegito vs Gogeta I

Let's face it: when Vegetto showed up in the manga, neither Goku nor Vegeta were complete SSJ Blue, but the movie made no reference to this form either, only that it's one step above SSJ God through its showings, and Blue went lower than the latter against Hit and Goku Black, until Goku and Vegeta u...
by Desassina
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 35
Views: 646

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

I would like to consider the first Dragon Ball movie. There was no reason to watch Curse of the Blood Rubies over the manga arc that it took inspiration from due to how similar they were (akin to Sonic the Hedgehog on the Master System compared to the Genesis title). Things got different by the seco...
by Desassina
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB
Replies: 9
Views: 317

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

Simpler were the times when I didn't know that Dragon Ball was a Japanese show and that it used filler because there was an original publication in the form of grey scale images. I regret having come to the internet to find out that the manga whose copies became available in my country and whose pur...
by Desassina
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?

Somebody else will. Don't worry. Is there anything that you would like to correct me about? Because I could be wrong and learn nothing due to the lack of clarification. Just don't contradict for the sake of it, please.
by Desassina
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?

It's not unusual, but again, DBS continued from this point in time when the characters were at their most loved appearances, in case it wasn't just about the sheer number of them, when it could have continued from Uub's tournament before GT.
by Desassina
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?

Good points. What I wrote was more like a hindsight exercise without historical accuracy because we also don't know what happened between him and his editors. Wouldn't they have opposed the idea of yet another timeskip after a new arc had Toriyama not given them a reason in the face of TOEI wanting ...
by Desassina
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Zamasu's arc -- anime vs manga
Replies: 52
Views: 1233

Re: Zamasu's arc -- anime vs manga

I dislike the anime plot concerning Zamasu on the same basis that I dislike Kale in the Tournament of Power. They attempted conflicting emotions, which is not the same as being grey, but in an equilibrium between opposing forces, which broke loose to assume an identity that the manga characters alwa...
by Desassina
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?

As I recall I think the second-to-last Chapter said at the end that the next Chapter would be the last one. There's this. Toriyama knowing that he would not continue, but provide a final chapter with a time skip, and it worked out well in hindsight, because GT can be considered to the side, instead...
by Desassina
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?

I believe the case to have been how Toriyama postponed his plans for the future of the franchise by skipping time so that TOEI could create their own series without interfering and that helped the audience's perception of what happened in those ten years or its lack thereof.
by Desassina
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 8839

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

I'm going to be a minority in this, but I didn't mind Goku identifying himself as "Cachalote" in the Portuguese dub of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, even though Kakarotto was well assigned by his father in the same movie, because there's no instance when Vegeta called him by that - it was "Cachalote" al...
by Desassina
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Petition to use SS, not SSJ, as an abbreviation for Super Saiyan
Replies: 60
Views: 1463

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

Perhaps we shoud call them SJW to include the countries whose language had them be "warriors from space". Saiya-jin Warriors.
by Desassina
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 699

Re: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?

It's the beginning of Goku and Gohan's journey, in Dragon Ball and Z, respectively. The adventures of Goku were quick paced while Gohan's were filled with worthwile waiting. There's an interesting contrast between somebody who starts so strong, that there's no opponent except for the vast land to co...
by Desassina
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goku Black and Zamasu split because one of them wasn't a Kaioshin.
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Goku Black and Zamasu split because one of them wasn't a Kaioshin.

Shin and Kibito didn't split, but the latter was an apprentice, because the old Kaioshin didn't as well. Was merged Zamasu an oversight by Toyotaro or is there something else to be explained? Could there be a special relationship between Shin-jins not yet Kaioshins that backfired once Zamasu became ...
by Desassina
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga vs Anime: Story Arcs
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Manga vs Anime: Story Arcs

I can't remember most of their differences, except for Dragon Ball Super's, due to its split production: 1. Battle of Gods - neither the manga nor the anime stacked up to this arc's movie, from the drawn out fights between Goku and Beerus, to its fun moments lacking in humour to be taken as such (su...
by Desassina
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Pure Boo was definitely Stronger than Gohan
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Pure Boo was definitely Stronger than Gohan

Gohan and Evil Boo (Super) being stronger than Goku and Pure Boo (Kid) is something that came from bad translations and scans during the early days of the internet. Herms had then conformed to the idea even when he translated the manga more accurately and decided to add a few notes for context. You ...
by Desassina
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Could the Z fighters become as strong as they are now without meeting Beerus and Whis?
Replies: 20
Views: 554

Re: Could the Z fighters become as strong as they are now without meeting Beerus and Whis?

It depends on whether we're talking about the manga prior to its new ending (the one with Vegeta promising to take on Goku once more after he leaves the tournament with Oob) or with the latter included. I always felt that Vegeta accepted his place and decided to fight for sport in a similar realm to...
by Desassina
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time GT gets recognized as an alternate timeline rather than just "not canon?"
Replies: 139
Views: 5452

Re: Is it time GT gets recognized as an alternate timeline rather than just "not canon?"

To me, the whole situation is like magenta, the color that exists, but doesn't have wavelength, and is therefore outside the spectrum. It can be stimulated by both ends of the latter, with wavelengths that we perceive as being red and blue, because color is also a product of the mind. Dragon Ball GT...
by Desassina
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku
Replies: 82
Views: 6226

Re: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku

https://66.media.tumblr.com/ef3acb5cde26569c6950eccfbeb6bbd6/tumblr_inline_p2f5oyaCAP1r15usg_500.jpg https://66.media.tumblr.com/261bd932f3fc6404d38f223f43bbbfb2/tumblr_inline_p2f5tnK1dV1r15usg_500.jpg I'm all for characterization and depicting Goku as a fighting enthusiast, who mourns at the loss ...
by Desassina
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Do you think Super would have benefited by holding off on Super Saiyan Blue?
Replies: 40
Views: 1686

Re: Do you think Super would have benefited by holding off on Super Saiyan Blue?

You should never hold off doing anything when you are at your most fluid and exciting stage. Once your head is in a deep state of warmth and darkness, cooling it off and coming into the light might just kill the offsprings of your hard work, and thus the creation shall never take place. Dragon Ball ...
by Desassina
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time GT gets recognized as an alternate timeline rather than just "not canon?"
Replies: 139
Views: 5452

Re: Is it time GT gets recognized as an alternate timeline rather than just "not canon?"

I usually compare Mr. Toriyama to James Cameron and his canon entries to the Terminator movies. Dragon Ball <=> The Terminator Dragon Ball Z <=> T2: Judgement Day Dragon Ball GT <=> T3: Rise of the Machines Dragon Ball Super <=> Terminator Genisys The last two were obviously not by them, but whether...