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by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6102

Re: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread

To argue that Goku was ever smarter or more mature at any point in the franchise is pure nostalgia. To argue otherwise would be a pure lie to justify Super's shortcomings which is pretty popular to do at this point. Its an objective fact that Goku overall was never any smarter or mature than he is ...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which did it better, GT or Super?
Replies: 597
Views: 35287

Re: Which did it better, GT or Super?

No, it's clear that the writers wrote that scene for the sake of fanservice to Broly fans without any any regard for powerscaling. No mention of Goku testing Kale or holding back at all, especially when he goes SSG like four episodes later to 'save stamina.' Poorly written narrative that was swept ...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which did it better, GT or Super?
Replies: 597
Views: 35287

Re: Which did it better, GT or Super?

Goku and Vegeta absorbing SSG into their base has either been retconned or disproven in the manga. It is also not present in any form of narrative in the manga at all because Toyotaro had a narrative to lay out, which included using SSG in future events. False. Goku and Vegeta absorbing the power o...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6102

Re: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread

How is Goku any different in Super when he has always been written as an eternal manchild ? Goku matured over the course of the original manga. He always kept his fun personality and at times acted like an idiot but that's not the same as his character being regressed like it was in most of Super. ...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: i'm not pissed about super's powerlevels
Replies: 63
Views: 3598

Re: i'm not pissed about super's powerlevels

I used to seriously dislike Super's power-scaling inconsistencies, but I've stopped to care about those as they didn't really "ruin" the show for me. For example, I remember many people being disappointed about how Future Trunks was able to kick Rosè Black in episode 57, but that's a case where the...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6102

Re: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread

Gohan's characterization sucks. He's weak and pointless and boring, and his "return" in the ToP arc amounted to absolutley nothing of worth. He did nothing impressive and disapointed everyone. I don't care if the writers tried to make it seem like his "feats" somehow made him earn Beerus respect or...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: DBZ had better choreographed fights with more martial arts compared to Super...
Replies: 107
Views: 22131

Re: DBZ had better choreographed fights with more martial arts compared to Super...

Overall in any series if a fight does not include a Saiyan then the fight choreography will generally be better so if it has 2 then it is generally bad. Just look at Goku vs Caulifla on episode 113 and it is easily one of the worst of the tournament. This is because Saiyans have very little variety...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: DBZ had better choreographed fights with more martial arts compared to Super...
Replies: 107
Views: 22131

Re: DBZ had better choreographed fights with more martial arts compared to Super...

Overall in any series if a fight does not include a Saiyan then the fight choreography will generally be better so if it has 2 then it is generally bad. Just look at Goku vs Caulifla on episode 113 and it is easily one of the worst of the tournament. This is because Saiyans have very little variety...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which did it better, GT or Super?
Replies: 597
Views: 35287

Re: Which did it better, GT or Super?

Appeal to Subjectivity fallacy. When you deny the existence of objective standards of what makes a good work of fiction (regardless of genre of medium) you forfeit any chance of your views being taken seriously. There is no such thing as an objective standard of what makes a good work of fiction. M...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

Overall, the anime version is simply poorly thought out and poorly structured. The craftsmanship of the narrative is absolutely amateurish, and there's no way that the assembly-line nature of its creation, with too many cooks in the kitchen, isn't a large contributing factor. You're free to be bore...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

Considering how the anime ToP is. There is 0 chance Toyo can make it worse. For me, i found the manga versions of each Super arc as better. For example, seeing 17 duking it out with ssj3 Goku felt very impressive. While his fight with blue Goku in the anime, didnt feel all that impressive. The mang...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

Tien and Krillin would have lost to fodder, so Frieza put them to good use. Old Kai even says he's thankful that Frieza did this. It's stated in-universe that the plan was beneficial, so this isn't real a rationalization or fan explanation. I said its a bad decision from a writing standpoint, not a...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Sexy Fan Art Thread (No porn!)
Replies: 6559
Views: 1256767

Re: Sexy Fan Art Thread (No porn!)

Tastiest jailbait ever. :P She’s a wife and mother. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/nsd_FFo1Ta0/maxresdefault.jpg Perhaps the woman she was originally based on is or was a wife and mother. But the majin form applies to my statement. Are people still arguing about this? She said technically because she was r...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

Frieza doesn't care about his teammates. He recognized that Krillin, Tien, and Roshi were likely too weak to significantly benefit his team, so he sacrificed him to eliminate 1/7 of the competition and save Gohan's stamina. This is extremely consistent with Frieza's character and the human's limita...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6102

Re: DB Super Character arcs and Characterization thread

To all the people claiming Goku is dumber in Super, isn't this the same guy who thought marriage was a type of food, who didn't know how to drive, who would be easily conned by strangers (yes Toriyama wrote much of the filler), who tired to pimp-out his son's girlfriend without knowing why that's wr...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

I don't get what you don't understand about the concept that they were useful even if they didn't get eliminations. Not only were they useful to the plot, but if it wasn't for Frieza's plan than Gohan would have used up all of his energy fighting U9. Getting your own teammates eliminated is a dumb ...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

I think what is not being understood is that the manga is a story told in discrete parts. We won't have an elimination count in the manga like we did in the anime, because Toyotarou isn't trying to show each and every fighter and their "moment", but instead, he's telling a story. Krillin and Tien w...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

Toyotaro will earn my respect if he quickly eliminates the fodders and gets to the main fight without wasting time. Instead of wasting characters like that, why not take the opportunity to rewrite the cast to not be fodder in the first place? It would give them more of a reason to actually be in th...
by blain218
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion
Replies: 954
Views: 70179

Re: Super's Manga vs Super's Anime Discussion

What's the point of having Tien and Krillin around if they are not gonna accomplish anything? This isn't even about fanservice, its about properly using and investing in a character, a problem that the original manga had with the non-saiyans, that GT had with anyone who isn't Goku and that the Supe...