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by zDBZ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 7/1/19!)
Replies: 1911
Views: 184174

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 7/1/19!)

While I can see why you're not particularly moved about the 16 sutff, one thing that surprised me was that you didn't bing up Mr. Satan's roll in getting the head there. It is something I plan to bring up later. This script was so tightly focused on Gohan it did not flow at all to shift gears to Mr...
by zDBZ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball really all about fighting and would it be popular without it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Is Dragon Ball really all about fighting and would it be popular without it?

I mean, fighting is a great emphasis, especially when the protagonist has it as his main hobby and focus in life, but at the same time the series is much more than that, which is shown in the earlier stories. Goku's fighting ability is not a huge emphasis in the early episodes and is more "he knows...
by zDBZ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread
Replies: 3041
Views: 172848

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

What if...instead of Old Kai, the Z-Sword itself was sentient? In a way similar to the Byakko sword from Dairanger, it could talk or telepathically communicate with Gohan, and it's through training with and under the sword that Gohan achieves the Ultimate power-up. The Z-Sword never breaks in this s...
by zDBZ
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 7/1/19!)
Replies: 1911
Views: 184174

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/25/18!)

Because I saw the anime first, and because I can't recall anything in the manga that would make the anime's solution (a year in space) impossible, I can ease any unsettled state of minds by imagining that that's what happened off-page :D Leaving that aside...if you accept the logic that Vegeta is cr...
by zDBZ
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11563
Views: 841911

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

I've been surprised throughout this list, and this one especially so. I would submit that the reason that Goku vs. Kid Buu isn't a widely-shared favorite, at least for some people, is that the technical skill behind it doesn't compensate for how poor a climax it is for the Buu saga as a story. They...
by zDBZ
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11563
Views: 841911

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

I've been surprised throughout this list, and this one especially so. I would submit that the reason that Goku vs. Kid Buu isn't a widely-shared favorite, at least for some people, is that the technical skill behind it doesn't compensate for how poor a climax it is for the Buu saga as a story. They ...
by zDBZ
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11504
Views: 528416

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

This is another big reason why the crying bit, silly though it is, doesn't bother me. The meat of Broly's story lies, really, with Paragus - his efforts to save his son, then to control his son, and finally, his doomed attempt to abandon his son, is interesting and well-written, IMO. The glimpses t...
by zDBZ
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11504
Views: 528416

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Again, I agree that the Goku crying thing is stupid, but when I said that Broly had an interesting backstory, I was referring to the fact that he was someone who was utterly rejected by his own race when he was an infant due to his high battle power, and whose mental instability led to his father d...
by zDBZ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11504
Views: 528416

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I guess I’ll go ahead and say that I don’t understand the hate bandwagon that the original Broly movie has gotten for the past 10 or so years. It isn’t my favorite of the original Dragon Ball movies, but it’s hardly one of the worst. It did have an actual story beyond just the fighting, and while B...
by zDBZ
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 7/1/19!)
Replies: 1911
Views: 184174

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/11/18!)

Another reason the whole tennis thing might not have bothered people is because of something Gaffer Tape mentioned in the Freeza videos: in serialization, not knowing where things are going, it's exciting to read and/or watch. And, seeing this the first time, it's not a given that any of these chara...
by zDBZ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3751
Views: 187838

Re: Things that grind your gears

[ Goku desiring fights to test his skills isn't compatible with him being a basically good person And yet his desire to test his skills and him being a good-natured person have been part of his character since the very beginning. I...never denied that. But wanting to test his strength by fighting s...
by zDBZ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3751
Views: 187838

Re: Things that grind your gears

It's after the revelation of his Saiyan heritage that his desire for a fight starts to supersede larger concerns, and only well into the Buu saga (and now Super ) does that become a consistent trait. Goku vs Piccolo Ma Junior has Goku risking the fate of the world constantly for the sake of his tou...
by zDBZ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3751
Views: 187838

Re: Things that grind your gears

It's like they didn't have self-preservation instinct, they know what happened when Nappa and Vegeta arrived the last time so basic logic dictates that they would not want to go through the same thing again. I assume that their attitude has been impacted by them all learning that death is quite mea...
by zDBZ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What to do about Yamcha's characterization? Be Peaceful.
Replies: 36
Views: 1640

Re: What to do about Yamcha's characterization? Be Peaceful.

So I could totally go for a plucky underdog route with him, as long as it's balanced with a relative amount of respect. I mean, Charlie Brown is a lovable loser character, but what they seemed to forget with Yamcha in the ToP stuff is that half of lovable loser is "lovable," not "pitiable." It's fu...
by zDBZ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3751
Views: 187838

Re: Things that grind your gears

- Goku's not being a superhero does not mean that these all make sense for his character - the last one is highly questionable, for Goku as well as for the rest of the cast. Goku is a guy who constantly wants to find stronger and stronger opponents to test his own strength and improve. himself. How...
by zDBZ
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3751
Views: 187838

Re: Things that grind your gears

^ Case in point Goku not actively giving a shit about the Red Ribbon Army until he needed all the Dragon Balls to revive Bora Goku requesting Kurilin to spare Vegeta not because of some super hero code but because he wanted a rematch with a genocidal maniac Goku letting Freeza power up to 100 perce...
by zDBZ
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 96
Views: 7173

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

Certain changes to the dub just make for a better line in English, so I'm perfectly comfortable with a dub script that's more loose on the translation so long as the meaning of the lines remains the same. The best example I can think of is when Goku first turns SS3. Compare Funi's "this is to go eve...
by zDBZ
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3751
Views: 187838

Re: Things that grind your gears

The "but they're not superheroes!" argument, or at least when it's used to deflect reasonable critique, excuse flimsy storytelling, or dismiss other fans' "what-if" fantasies, which shouldn't even be subject to such unless they're offered up for debate. The Dragon Ball Dissection series does a bett...
by zDBZ
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3751
Views: 187838

Re: Things that grind your gears

The "but they're not superheroes!" argument, or at least when it's used to deflect reasonable critique, excuse flimsy storytelling, or dismiss other fans' "what-if" fantasies, which shouldn't even be subject to such unless they're offered up for debate. The Dragon Ball Dissection series does a bette...
by zDBZ
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11504
Views: 528416

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

- While it makes little to no sense given the rules of the afterlife (at least at that point in the series), King Kai's bringing the Ginyu Force to his planet to test Yamcha, Tien, and Chaoutzu was a lot of fun and some of the best filler in the Freeza saga. - I kind of like the filler subplot of Bu...