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by BWri
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Why isn't Piccolo as strong or even stronger than Android 17 currently is?
Replies: 41
Views: 2101

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

Honestly, how strong characters get in Dragon Ball is to the whims of the plot and pure convenience from Toriyama. All Toei and Toyotaro have done is take that mindset and stretch the liberty of it to such an absurd degree. This, of course, is the real answer. But the other things you said are more...
by BWri
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Why don’t we have a Guidebook so far for the show
Replies: 29
Views: 1199

Re: Why don’t we have a Guidebook so far for the show

I have this feeling that a guidebook would only introduce more confusion into things. Everything is already confusing enough. There's not even a single canon anymore. There would inevitably be errors in such a production just due to the web of information (both conflicting and conjoining) scattered ...
by BWri
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: How did Gohan get that much weaker between Z and Super?
Replies: 32
Views: 1538

Re: How did Gohan get that much weaker between Z and Super?

I've often said that I feel like they forgot they made Piccolo stronger than a Super Saiyan in the Cell saga. The fact that Dabura dismissed him, the fact that Frost was considered too much for him, struggling against Shisami/Tagoma. He gets a raw deal. As for Gohan, he got lazy and didn't train. T...
by BWri
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Super Saiyan 4 Evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 1055

Re: Super Saiyan 4 Evolution

I wish they would create a new evolved form for Super Saiyan 4. Like Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolution. I'm still a fan of Super Saiyan Primal, which someone coined over in on the DBS boards. The fact that Saiyans evolve based on different stimuli is fascinating to me. I'd rather they go more...
by BWri
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Super Saiyan 4 Evolution
Replies: 28
Views: 1055

Re: Super Saiyan 4 Evolution

I wish they would create a new evolved form for Super Saiyan 4. Like Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolution. I'm still a fan of Super Saiyan Primal, which someone coined over in on the DBS boards. The fact that Saiyans evolve based on different stimuli is fascinating to me. I'd rather they go more...
by BWri
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?
Replies: 29
Views: 1180

Re: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?

Se the above. In the manga, I don't believe it was ever said ki control is necessary for Blue. The rest is really just head canon since it was never said anywhere, manga or anime, that keeping your ki in your body gives you god ki. How else do you explain, when in the mange they go MSSB, a form whi...
by BWri
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?
Replies: 29
Views: 1180

Re: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?

Spirit Control is _JUST_ Ki Control with another name. That's it But if that's the case, why is this all new to Vegeta? Because it's a different APPLICATION of Ki Manipulation. He'd probably have similar issues in learning Mafuuba or Tenshinhan's four-arms technique. That's how it should be explain...
by BWri
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Broly's Outfit
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Broly's Outfit

Definitely the new one. I really like the color scheme on the new design's armor, and I think that adding the pelt around his waist contrasted with the polished looking armor makes for an interesting design. Whereas I've always thought that the old one was a bit overdesigned and kind of ugly. I lik...
by BWri
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?
Replies: 29
Views: 1180

Re: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?

This! The idea that Spirit Control is the same is Ki Control is utter bullshit. They should’ve left that quote out in the manga, since it was totally unneccesary and causes way more confusion than clarification. They are clearly not the same. Since “Ki control” is exactly what Vegeta has learned fr...
by BWri
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?
Replies: 29
Views: 1180

Re: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?

Every fighting skill, technique or seemingly magic ability in the Dragonverse operates by Ki-manipulation IMO. I would say that magic is it's own thing, at least it has seemed like that so far. This new definition of Spirit Control is beginning to make me (sort of) think otherwise, but I still see ...
by BWri
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?
Replies: 29
Views: 1180

Re: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?

Spirit Control is _JUST_ Ki Control with another name. That's it But if that's the case, why is this all new to Vegeta? Shouldn't he have some degree of mastery of ki control, at least enough to more easily understand and perform techniques Goku had just as much difficulty with before learning Ki c...
by BWri
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?
Replies: 29
Views: 1180

Is Spirit Control now the "catch-all" for the strange unexplained DB techniques?

Hey folks! I have a few questions for you all. Please, answer whichever questions catch your fancy. If you have theories, please share them as well. 1. The Topic Question. 2. How good are these techniques really in the grand multiverse? 3. Do you think even techniques like Tien's Four Witches were a...
by BWri
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31636
Views: 2362170

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

This is DB we're talking about (especially Super). Usually the most convenient path is the one that's taken. Making a character related to one of the most mysterious and powerful species of beings is the easiest way to get them over with the audience. Honestly, I'll take that over more random alien...
by BWri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31636
Views: 2362170

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

This chapter confirmed a long running gag I had with my friends, that the heroes will never get to use their cool villain powers again but villains sure can. No gigantification for Piccolo, even when it would have been cool in the ToP, but villains like 73 get to do it willy nilly. I did overall enj...
by BWri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread
Replies: 31267
Views: 1668504

Re: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread

I'm pretty sure it's was stated in the manga that Beerus along with the mouse GoD(whose name escapes me atm) were the stronger GoDs. I think it's just predicated on feats but not statements. Those were the last two standing in the exhibition match. Before that, Beerus was styling on all the other g...
by BWri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is DBS: Broly overrated?
Replies: 87
Views: 31048

Re: Is DBS: Broly overrated?

Overrated? Don't know. Incomplete? Yes. On re-examination of it, it feels like entire chunks of the story is simply missing. Maybe it was knowing Toriyama's original script would have made it about 3 hours, but yeah. The first part, on Planet Vegeta, was fine. Its after that where it feels rushed o...
by BWri
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did Goku Unintentionally Sabotage The Strength Gains Of The Z Senshi Against Cell?
Replies: 9
Views: 6490

Re: Did Goku Unintentionally Sabotage The Strength Gains Of The Z Senshi Against Cell?

Sorry for the late response. Please, tag me at least once next time so I know if you've responded :thumbup: . They are only so ineffective with their training because the author wants them to be Well, obviously. Everything that happens in any story happens because the author wants those things to ha...
by BWri
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What if all Angels are absolute masters in “spirit control”?
Replies: 4
Views: 6392

Re: What if all Angels are absolute masters in “spirit control”?

I look at it like this. Spirit control = all that Dragon Ball s*** we couldn't explain before. Mystical s*** that's not at the god-level. Four witches, multi-form, gigantification, and afterimage (which I always just thought was extreme speed and technique). I see the Instant Transmission, Shunkan I...
by BWri
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31636
Views: 2362170

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

Again, the guy was already dead by the time Cell started draining him and his reaction to seeing what it was doing clearly indicated he was too shocked and horrified to respond. I'll grant you that the stab was likely very fast, but the draining was not so fast that Piccolo couldn't react to it. I ...
by BWri
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31636
Views: 2362170

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

He didn't allow it - it happened faster than he expected and he witnessing something that made him freeze. How do you figure that? He watched Cell drain the guy. Cell didn't drain the guy faster than light speed. He could've interrupted at any time ... but he didn't. When he has a plan in mind the ...