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by Super_Divine_Genki
Thu May 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?
Replies: 208
Views: 5822

Re: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?

I am so confused as to what's going on with these kinds of topics. I miss the simple and innocent times when Tenshinhan was viewed as a character with strict disciplines as he went down a path to heightening/improving himself through martial arts. And Chaozu was his vertically-challenged 'little bro...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Wed May 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Characters you like but everyone else hates
Replies: 41
Views: 1504

Re: Characters you like but everyone else hates

Artificial Human/Cell Arc Vegeta. And Chi chi in general. And to a lesser extent, present-timeline Zamasu. Zamasu-in-Goku's-body was cool and all, but I was more of a fan of Kaioshin apprentice Zamasu as he contemplated existence and questioned the realities around him. It could've gone a little fur...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you have any nitpicks about the Dragon Ball franchise?
Replies: 40
Views: 1297

Re: Do you have any nitpicks about the Dragon Ball franchise?

I agree, sintzu 's list is a bigger deal than just being nitpicks. Off the top of my head, and in-universe, it's always bothered me how #18 "sold" Tenshinhan's Kikoho!! as he was attempting to hold back Cell. She seemed not only completely overwhelmed by the attack (which wasn't even directed toward...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?
Replies: 208
Views: 5822

Re: Are Tien and Chiaotzu a romantic couple?

gokaiblue wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:46 am
I think it's more like a brotherly bond. Also, for all we know, Chaozu can't take care of himself and needs Tenshinhan.
This is the correct answer. Tenshinhan won't allow Chiaozu to be bullied out there in the world!
by Super_Divine_Genki
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ever got sick of Dragon Ball?
Replies: 32
Views: 1550

Re: Ever got sick of Dragon Ball?

I... had been doing a re-watch of the series (not Kai , and w/original audio) from the start of this year from DB #1 through into Super , made it up until just before the ToP began (Episode #94?)... and hit a wall. That was back around May, and I haven't checked on anything DB related or visited the...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Fri May 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the Fusion Saga the worse part of Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Is the Fusion Saga the worse part of Dragon Ball Z?

that bit in the Namek/Freeza arc where the anime caught up way too close to the manga. I'm still of the opinion that this is where the show's reputation for its poor pacing comes from; I will defend every other part of the show, but that stretch is agony. From an execution standpoint, I'd have to a...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Fri May 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the Fusion Saga the worse part of Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Is the Fusion Saga the worse part of Dragon Ball Z?

If we're referring to Z Episodes #240-#277, then I have to agree that it's the low point of the entire DB story being that it's not just a few episodes. It's got some really nice individual moments here and there (Goku leaving for the afterlife and finding Gohan alive with Kaioshin, Satan befriendin...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Fri May 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would the Z half of the series been different without the interference of Toriyama's editor?
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: How would the Z half of the series been different without the interference of Toriyama's editor?

^Ah, thanks for the explanation. I'm under the impression that the anime does a fair bit better to fill in the gaps with the progression and build-up with the narrative. Sometimes I'm not sure what page we're all on, because I don't know if a particular viewpoint is coming exclusively from the manga...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would the Z half of the series been different without the interference of Toriyama's editor?
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: How would the Z half of the series been different without the interference of Toriyama's editor?

Whatever , I agree with most of what you're saying, but I don't get this: The only other part that did not feel very natural was Gohan graduating from fodder status to strongest of the group to beating the main vilain out of nowhere. Is this about the manga or the anime? (I'm not versed with the ma...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonball helps with my depression.
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: Dragonball helps with my depression.

Kanzenshuu . Not just a place to discuss and to get educated on some DB, but an educational hub for all sorts of things. Look at that recent tax evasion thread. Amazing stuff to be found around here. In addition to the Dragon Ball story aiding in lifting your spirits, may I suggest pointing anyone ...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Re-watching the entire anime, do you get bored?
Replies: 79
Views: 3710

Re: Re-watching the entire anime, do you get bored?

As noted a few weeks ago, I've been doing a big re-watch of the entire series. I've now just started the Pure Boo fight nearing the end of Z before I *gulp* go on to do my first re-watch of Super (really wasn't planning on re-visiting the series anytime soon :| ). So, I ran into some bumps, and foun...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11769
Views: 584366

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Regarding the Piccolo VS Shisami discussion, the exact word from the film that was used is "comparable". Sorbet says something about the two being excellent fighters comparable to Zarbon and Dodoria. That would lead me to assume that he's referring to fighting ability, and not character traits or ra...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11769
Views: 584366

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

^ Alright, I vaguely remember that now. Still, Piccolo should've had no problems at all when it came time for dealing with Shisami if it's been explicitly stated that he was around Zarbon/Dodoria level, even if he (Piccolo) had been "holding back" considerably. I don't seek out much in the way of po...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11769
Views: 584366

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

It's been a while since I've seen RoF, but I remember that little guy (Sorbet?) mentioning to Freeza that the current two big henchmen (Shisami and Tagoma) were around Zarbon and Dodoria's level. If we apply base logic to this, Piccolo honestly should've been able to blow all of Freeza's thousand he...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku and Bulma
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Goku and Bulma

Yeah, even though the interactions become more infrequent as the series progresses (very much limited during the Boo arc for understandable reasons), I like how there's always that mutual understanding between the two. No matter how much time passes, they seem to understand each other better than an...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favourite Character introduced in the Original Dragon Ball
Replies: 41
Views: 1610

Re: Favourite Character introduced in the Original Dragon Ball

Piccolo Jr.. who continues to be one of my all-time favorite characters in anything really (not that I consume much media to begin with :shh: ). That's if I'm disqualifying Goku for obvious reasons. Goku and Piccolo's fight remains an all-time classic. I also really enjoy the Goku/Piccolo relationsh...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why was Super Saiyan 3 introduced?
Replies: 37
Views: 1639

Re: Why was Super Saiyan 3 introduced?

I thought of that and I don't recall, but are normal humans, even ones he has met, too weak for him to sense? I don't think so. When Goku first demonstrated the Instantaneous Movement ability, he locked on to Muten Roshi without really taking the time to search him out. If that isn't enough, he the...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3754
Views: 204442

Re: Things that grind your gears

But he never looked down on the "battle maniacs" or put up a fight when Goku and the others made plans to fight the cyborgs. He was enthusiastic to help out. If it was about avoiding death as someone suggested, there are more expedient ways to stop the cyborgs than waiting and training three years....
by Super_Divine_Genki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3754
Views: 204442

Re: Things that grind your gears

Strange. My Gohan signal went off, and then I immediately stopped what I had been doing and somehow found myself at a computer. :p He's had a year of Growth in that 11 day span That wasn't dramatized! Did it have to be? The dramatization event that someone would have liked shouldn't have been needed...
by Super_Divine_Genki
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Re-watching the entire anime, do you get bored?
Replies: 79
Views: 3710

Re: Re-watching the entire anime, do you get bored?

I've been re-watching the original series (not Kai) from the start in full for the first time in years. I'm seeing it at 1.2X speed and have just got passed the Trunks/Goten match in the Boo arc. It's been a lot of fun... so far. I know that some hijinks will be incoming soon.