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by lancerman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Boo?
Replies: 87
Views: 2660

Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Forget for a second you know the backstory of how Toriyama came up with Cell, how does the arc not feel like it's leading towards something bigger than 19 and 20? Cell doesn't come out of nowhere. He feels planned. From the outset of the arc, things are constantly different than what Trunks knew. I...
by lancerman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Seeing the success of dbs broly i wonder if...
Replies: 53
Views: 2023

Re: Seeing the success of dbs broly i wonder if...

If all these comic book characters can have faithful and successful live action films, so can Dragon Ball
by lancerman
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should I let my 9 year old watch DBZ?
Replies: 109
Views: 5604

Re: Should I let my 9 year old watch DBZ?

It's a kids show.... He's like the ideal target demographic
by lancerman
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 4/23/19!)
Replies: 1880
Views: 176817

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

Vegeta fought against Boo on his own , and lost. Strength in numbers, maybe? As Vegeta and Goku muse earlier in the arc, they're basically the strongest beings in existence now. Why would you not keep as many of those dudes around as you can while shit's hitting the fan? The strength in numbers wou...
by lancerman
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 4/23/19!)
Replies: 1880
Views: 176817

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

But a whole day had passed since Vegeta bit the dust against Majin Boo, so it was really more like special treatment for Enma to give Vegeta a body which Vegeta didn't fucking earn, as supposed to Vegeta going through the same soul reincarnation and memory wiping phase that every other deceased per...
by lancerman
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 4/23/19!)
Replies: 1880
Views: 176817

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

Going out on a limb but I'm guessing it's fair to say we will get a part deux to this episode when Majin Vegeta shows up.

Also looking forward to the analysis when Vegeta IS GIVEN HIS LIFE BACK BECAUSE THE DRAGON DEEMS HIM A GOOD GUY
by lancerman
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 4/23/19!)
Replies: 1880
Views: 176817

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

Cell's ability to regenerate things the Piccolo couldn't seems to come from having Frieza's cells. That's what I think, too. Freeza's cells made him really hard to just kill outright and the Namekian ability to regenerate combined very well with that. But how exactly Freeza's cells make regeneratio...
by lancerman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: ToP Arc: The Worst and most boring Arc of Super so far?
Replies: 74
Views: 3998

Re: ToP Arc: The Worst and most boring Arc of Super so far?

It's the only arc of Super I find worth rewatching
by lancerman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14046
Views: 718052

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

The last words in the original manga are literally "I will surpass you one day, Kakarot." If you think after the Buu arc Vegeta has no desire to surpass Goku, then you misinterpreted his development. Actually, that depends on whether I like how Toriyama handled his own ending too. Which (gasp) I re...
by lancerman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14046
Views: 718052

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Well, regarding this whole Superman thing, we're still in a reversal of sorts. If it were Broly origins + FUNi characterization, then Goku would have been Superman straight up. But Goku is in reality not as noble as many think him to be, so his origins - whatever they are - neither add to or detrac...
by lancerman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: [spoilers] What do you think is the narrative reason for Beerus being kept ahead of Goku?
Replies: 26
Views: 1863

Re: [spoilers] What do you think is the narrative reason for Beerus being kept ahead of Goku?

Because it gives Goku one constant target to strive to instead of just changing the goal with a new villain. The benefit to this is that the primary hook of the villains now isn't that they are stronger than everyone else, but that they provide a compelling narrative reason to challange the characte...
by lancerman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Anyone Miss When the Arcs Used to Connect Swiftly?
Replies: 29
Views: 1939

Re: Anyone Miss When the Arcs Used to Connect Swiftly?

Honestly they haven't done this for awhile. Hunt for the Dragon Ball arc goes into the Tournament arc which goes into the Red Ribbon arc (though both are clear breaks in the story) and it's just Goku redirecting his adventure. There is a clear gap after the Red Ribbon arc of Goku going off for a few...
by lancerman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which Would Be The Better Ultimate Saiyan Form? SSJ4 or PSSJB?
Replies: 100
Views: 5208

Re: Which Would Be The Better Ultimate Saiyan Form? SSJ4 or PSSJB?

Super Saiyan Blue KK, the most aesthetically pleasing and potentially the most powerful state bar Ultra Instinct. SSJ4 has a good concept but the execution looks terribly bad, eye liners, fur coat, magical clothes appear out of nowhere when transforming and that annoying tail are simply a joke. I c...
by lancerman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which Would Be The Better Ultimate Saiyan Form? SSJ4 or PSSJB?
Replies: 100
Views: 5208

Re: Which Would Be The Better Ultimate Saiyan Form? SSJ4 or PSSJB?

SSJ4 is a decent concept that looks stupid. Okay you want to go for a monkey motif to harken back to Oozaru? Sounds sensible. Red fur, magic pants, eyeliners and 80's hair metal mane. Yeah it looks like someone was listening to too much Motley Crue
by lancerman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14046
Views: 718052

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Therefore, by the power of the dictionary, Gogeta is “Canon”. Wether you, or Toriyama, likes to use that word or not. What!? So it does not matter what Toriyama thinks, there is a canon because you, GodVegetto91 from an American forum, want the franchise to have? :crazy: No. It’s whats official. If...
by lancerman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14046
Views: 718052

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Japan are horrendous at marketing their own movies. They're just giving away exactly what's gonna happen in the movie. So... Like we all knew what SSG was before that movie and SSB and Golden Freeza before that one. Go back to the 90's and the last Gogeta movie was marketed around Gogeta despite th...
by lancerman
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku Blasts In! ...to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Replies: 28
Views: 1645

Re: Goku Blasts In! ...to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Al Roker pronounced Saiyan better than the American translators. Nominate him into the Kanzenshuu HOF
by lancerman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14046
Views: 718052

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Beerus and Whis do kinda kill all tension when they're around. And while I love the idea in theory of Gokû and Vegeta training together under Whis they really haven't done enough with that imo to make me say I'd miss that so.....I think I'd be ok with them writing Beerus and Whis out. (It'd be sad ...
by lancerman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was Vegeta "third time's the charm" for a rival?
Replies: 36
Views: 950

Re: Was Vegeta "third time's the charm" for a rival?

Tenshinhan and Piccolo became allies with the heroes immediately in the next arc and didn’t have time to develop into rivals. Vegeta was an antihero in the arc following his and it always felt like a marriage of convenience. Vegeta also was never on anything resembling good terms with Goku until the...