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by Lionel
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What Would It Take For Krillin, Tien, Piccolo, and Yamcha to Catch up to Goku and Vegeta in a Satisfying Way?
Replies: 64
Views: 1836

Re: What Would It Take For Krillin, Tien, Piccolo, and Yamcha to Catch up to Goku and Vegeta in a Satisfying Way?

I've heard the proposal of making the humans and Piccolo into technical specialists who excel and contribute through their unique abilities. On paper it sounds nice but execution wise - magical fighters, psychic users, technique reliant experts - have consistently been treated as bizarre yet fleetin...
by Lionel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

What I wish regarding the cyborg siblings was that Toyotaro had bothered to show some kind of reaction to their learning of #16's death. You would think that such an important detail regarding the fate of someone they befriended and tried to protect them would be at the forefront of their minds afte...
by Lionel
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Would Gohan have chosen Cell for the Tournament of Power?
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Would Gohan have chosen Cell for the Tournament of Power?

Agree with the others' reasoning. Gohan doesn't have the same twisted priorities or eagerness to compromise like Goku when it comes to enemies. While he doesn't like shedding blood, at the same time he should understand the enormous glaring liability that Cell presents with getting such a monster in...
by Lionel
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

You have a few examples of seemingly non power related teamwork appearing to contribute to the defeat of a stronger opponent. Puar and Upa handled Dracula Man through exploiting weakness tropes regarding vampires. In addition, I think the Pride Troopers were starting to get the upperhand against Kal...
by Lionel
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I find the dinosaur/ant comparison a little odd. There's whole multitudes of varieties of both creatures. One of the smallest types of dinosaur, the Microraptor, is estimated to be only 40 cm long. Alternatively, the bulldog ant is considered to be one of the most dangerous, most aggressive, and lar...
by Lionel
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread
Replies: 34728
Views: 1559592

Re: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread

Two Kaioshins together like this should easily bring down Kid Buu. I might be inclined to question if they could take Super Buu, honestly. Fusions not having to do with the Saiyans were always scarce. It's not easy to determine what their expected amplifier is because of the Potara earrings' unique ...
by Lionel
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Why isn't Piccolo as strong or even stronger than Android 17 currently is?
Replies: 39
Views: 1889

Re: Why isn't Piccolo as strong or even stronger than Android 17 currently is?

Dragon Ball Super's manga chapter #58 strongly implies Piccolo has at least reached 17 level. So, perhaps Piccolo wasn't motivated enough? I very much hope he reclaimed that stronger position. Piccolo is the reembodiment of the Child of Katatz, someone that was hailed for his "genius" potential. As...
by Lionel
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Zamasu55 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:03 pm
73 and that Shiromekka guy are still around anyway.
I'm hoping they still have fight left to give here. It's the best remaining opportunity for the second-liners to engage somehow.
by Lionel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I was under the impression that Goku's performance against Moro directly could have spoken for itself. I don't agree. At best, this sort of hypothetical situation presents a circumstance wherein (improved) Goku might momentarily show the fruits of his labor against (also improved) Moro, but there's...
by Lionel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

They didn't need to pedestal Goku yet again at that moment when we know he's going to predictably shine against Moro. They absolutely did. Moro is the main antagonist. Moro is also a lot stronger than in his previous encounter with Goku. It's obvious that Goku won't be "shining" against him right a...
by Lionel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

It's crazy to me that the series hasn't done a proper, lengthy Goku and Gohan team up yet. There's been plenty of chances, teases and whatnot but still we've yet to see it. Meanwhile, Goku and Vegeta have done their song and dance what... 6-7 times now if we count everything in the anime? Boring. I...
by Lionel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I wholeheartedly agree with you. Goku appearing could have offered some interesting threeway teamwork dynamics that you don't normally see in the manga. They didn't need to pedestal Goku yet again at that moment when we know he's going to predictably shine against Moro. Speaking of the centrality o...
by Lionel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

He told Cell he doesn't like fighting "like dad does". He found the death match meaningless but still stepped up when Cell wasn't going to back down. Even in the Boo arc Gohan still wasn't being forced, making his own decisions to fight. Taking the initiative even, in many of the cases. I agree tha...
by Lionel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Is it wrong that I gleaned more enjoyment from Gohan and Piccolo's amazing teamwork than I did Goku pummelling all the minions into submission with no exertion? The clichéd trope of ascensional dazzlement only works for so long before it grows uninteresting. What was probably most remarkable about ...
by Lionel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Is it wrong that I gleaned more enjoyment from Gohan and Piccolo's amazing teamwork than I did Goku pummelling all the minions into submission with no exertion? The clichéd trope of ascensional dazzlement only works for so long before it grows uninteresting. What was probably most remarkable about G...
by Lionel
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What would happen if a Human had gotten Ultra Instinct "Omen"?
Replies: 28
Views: 1682

Re: What would happen if a Human had gotten Ultra Instinct "Omen"?

Most Shinjin seem to be inclined towards magic and psychic abilities. Kaioken is primarily a power amplification technique. I think if anyone from their species was going to use it then it would have been Merged Zamasu thanks to the knowledge of it gleaned from Goku Black. Ultra Instinct needs to be...
by Lionel
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I think the story encouraged an expectational hope in its readers when it decided to induct the humans for the fighting. It took things a step further by having its characters internally propose the idea of training. Knowing how Dragon Ball has traditionally operated, you expect earnest training to ...
by Lionel
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

These developments cited in the spoilers sound uninspired and vacuous, if you want my honest opinion. So Goku is predictably set up to dazzle everyone with his amazing progress, compelling them to draw the conclusion that he's in yet another dimension of power. Really? At this point it sounds like a...
by Lionel
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31611
Views: 2355693

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

There are drafts out for this month's chapter on dragonball.news now. Looks like the chapter starts out with Goku taking on, or rather taking out, prisoners. He deals with the girls and with the lizard guy. I guess we'll see if he handles everybody except Moro himself or if some of the battles get ...
by Lionel
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Can UI Be Beaten By A Fighter Who Is Faster?
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Can UI Be Beaten By A Fighter Who Is Faster?

Apparently Ultra Instinct also has the benefit of enabling the fighter to still operate using whatever passes as codified martial arts in the DB universe. I'm guessing muscle memory has allowed for that. Otherwise, the fighter would have lost all their finesse and devolved back into savage primacy w...