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by TheMikado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 33215
Views: 2546123

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

No GT Vegeta was much better. If you’re a true Vegeta fan then you would understand him being a stubborn prideful Maverick is much more central to the character than any empty win or new technique. I have no issues with the way he's written character wise in GT, but you can't have someone that impo...
by TheMikado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 33215
Views: 2546123

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

Definitely, but when it came to fighting and overall importance, he was basically what Yamcha was in Z. Super has done so many great things with him, yet all his fans do is complain. No GT Vegeta was much better. He moved on from being Gokus sidekick and found his own identity independent of Goku. ...
by TheMikado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 33215
Views: 2546123

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

Considering Vegeta trained with this ability by using it on the Yardratians and everybody has Spirit, not just Ki, this doesn't mean the technique is only good for Moro. It will probably work on anyone, but it's just very effective here. Androids probably don’t have spirit, so this fusion will like...
by TheMikado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 33215
Views: 2546123

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

If you want to see Vegeta done wrong as you put it, go watch GT. His personality was great there though. Definitely, but when it came to fighting and overall importance, he was basically what Yamcha was in Z. Super has done so many great things with him, yet all his fans do is complain. No GT Veget...
by TheMikado
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Thinking of giving up Dragon Ball
Replies: 16
Views: 7445

Re: Thinking of giving up Dragon Ball

I’ll give my two cents sense I actually did quit DB after the ToP as evidenced by me not even coming to this site anymore. To be honest I was already disconnected and forcing myself to be aware of what was going on in DB. I’ve decided modern DB is not for me and I completely ignore any and all post ...
by TheMikado
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who Should Return Or Be Canonized Next?
Replies: 107
Views: 14349

Re: Who Should Return Or Be Canonized Next?

In 2016 on this very same forum, I made threads on how Super would canonize LSSJ and Broly. The fandom claimed Toriyama would never do that, hes too "original". And doesnt remember anything thats not his. Not to mention the constant claims of them being "garbage"... Fast forward to 2019 and suddenly...
by TheMikado
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?
Replies: 94
Views: 9380

Re: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?

Where in DB was it ever established 16 was made in the image of Dr. Gero's son? Making 16 designed in the image of his son isn't depth. It's hacky. In one of many Toriyama's interviews post DB ending. Didn’t he first say that in 2014? And this is a good example of paratext where “Word of God” autho...
by TheMikado
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?
Replies: 94
Views: 9380

Re: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?

I’m not sure if you understood what I said, but since “death of the author” is a theory, people are not obligated to dismiss what is not in the original work. The owners decide whatever they want about their products, including expanding-lore-stuff, and they have the law to back them up. It's nothi...
by TheMikado
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?
Replies: 94
Views: 9380

Re: Are all these retcons ruining Dragonball ?

I subscribe to the “Death of the Author” literary view. Where a work should be viewed primarily as it was originally intended during its original time period. Paratext and sequels 20 years after the original work lack consistency and relevance this should not be considered a true nor equal work. Exa...
by TheMikado
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 33215
Views: 2546123

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

So why would they entrust the Galactic police with keeping tabs on and tracking down this guy but that have no involvement that we know of with Dabura, Bobbidi, or Buu? There’s a reason why we have multiple “reboots” of character universes in American comics.
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: If Toriyama had written Super in 1995
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: If Toriyama had written Super in 1995

Imagine a parallel universe where Akira Toriyama, approaching his conclusion to the Buu arc in the manga, feels like he wants to keep going. He's enjoyed his time without editors coming down on him so hard and his return to a more comedic style of Dragon Ball. He's found a newenergy and he has some...
by TheMikado
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Just What Was Jiren's Reasoning For Not Eliminating Goku & Everyone Else Right Off The Bat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1504

Re: Just What Was Jiren's Reasoning For Not Eliminating Goku & Everyone Else Right Off The Bat?

How so? He was getting angry and frustrated that Goku was beating him, and acting so irrational that he even attacked the audience. Cell was the same way. He wanted to fight somebody worthy and who would give him a fight, but then when Gohan started kicking the shit out of him he got angry and frus...
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?
Replies: 87
Views: 4750

Re: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?

snip God damn, now that's an interesting analysis of the Saiyans (which I guess it's funny how Turles is more cunning than a fighter). How would Broly, from the original films, fit into the concept of your average Saiyan? I wouldn’t call it interesting it’s how it’s original was written. I’ve gone ...
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?
Replies: 87
Views: 4750

Re: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?

Echoing GT sentiment.

Dragonball starts with Goku and the Dragonballs, ends with Goku and the Dragonballs. Permanent consequences ensue.

Whatever happens before or after are just side stories.
by TheMikado
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1107
Views: 91545

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

I think the lamest this to come out of Modern DB is justifying/defending one insanely garbage power boost vs another. Broly, Cumber, Kelifa, much of the ToP power ups, all belong in the same trash bin if we’re going to talk about power disparities in modern DB. It’s all bad and I don’t see how it’s ...
by TheMikado
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1107
Views: 91545

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

Freeza is an objectively better character with a better narrative connected to him than 98% of the cast and is easily the best villain in the franchise. The only 4 characters undeniably better written/characterized than him are Goku, Vegeta, Future Trunks and Bulma (Piccolo and Gohan are debatable,...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1107
Views: 91545

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

By that logic the franchise should have ended with the Namek arc, because no story arc before nor after it has ever close in quality. Aside from the Tournament saga, Tenshinhan saga, Piccolo Daimou saga, Piccolo Jr saga, Saiyan saga, Android saga The Piccolo/23rd TB, Saiyan and Namek arcs are the o...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1107
Views: 91545

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

By that logic the franchise should have ended with the Namek arc, because no story arc before nor after it has ever close in quality. Aside from the Tournament saga, Tenshinhan saga, Piccolo Daimou saga, Piccolo Jr saga, Saiyan saga, Android saga Pretty much. IMO Nameck was no where near the pinnac...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Future of Dragon Ball Super
Replies: 31
Views: 2747

Re: The Future of Dragon Ball Super

I would like the main story with Goku & co. to end, close it up with the EoZ. They are milking the Toriyama cash cow as much as possible and it's ruining the series imo. Instead, I'd like the rest of the DB universe to be explored from different POVs and with a different cast. I don’t care what any...
by TheMikado
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 1107
Views: 91545

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

In the original series, Vegeta has no one to blame for his sadism and barbarism other than himself. I would extend this last sentiment to the entire species: the Saiyans were always ruthless bastards, they are by default bad people who enjoy morally reprehensible behavior. Hence why any attempt to ...