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by LoganForkHands73
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Non-thread-worthy discussions
Replies: 3919
Views: 386163

Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

I think Gohan Black, much like Goten Black, seems like a good alternative, but when you stop and think about it for 1 minute, you quickly realize it doesn't make sense. Zamasu switched bodies with Goku because Goku challenged him to a fight and completely humiliated, Bulma even notes that this whol...
by LoganForkHands73
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which non-combatant character would you like to see throw hands?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Which non-combatant character would you like to see throw hands?

It feels like everyone involved in Bra's creation either forgot or preferred to ignore the fact that she's half-Saiyan.
by LoganForkHands73
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which non-combatant character would you like to see throw hands?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Which non-combatant character would you like to see throw hands?

As you may know, many powerful characters in Dragon Ball do not ever get to demonstrate their fighting skill on page or screen. Many of the mentor characters, especially. Here are a few I would be interested in seeing jump into a fray once in a while. If not in a major battle, maybe in a lighthearte...
by LoganForkHands73
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is Trunks as beloved as Hercule in the Future?
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Is Trunks as beloved as Hercule in the Future?

This is a pretty interesting thread, actually. It hadn't really occurred to me that Trunks is the only other person besides Mr. Satan to successfully convince the people of Earth to donate to a Spirit Bomb, albeit he had an easier job considering that hardly anyone was left in his timeline. While Tr...
by LoganForkHands73
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favorite Trunks design?
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Favorite Trunks design?

I like sharp and mature Trunks from the very end of the Cell arc. It's a shame that he goes back to looking short and boyish (and blue-haired, for reasons only Zamasu knows) in Super.

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by LoganForkHands73
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Japanese vs English names
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Japanese vs English names

It's not how I spell or pronounce them either--I just imagine the Japanese voices saying the names and in my head, Nozawa says "Bejita" and "Piccoro" instead of "Vegeta" and "Piccolo" because that's just how it is. It is funny to think about the scenario you laid out, though. The best example that ...
by LoganForkHands73
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Japanese vs English names
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Japanese vs English names

A pretty recent development is that I pronounce the names in Japanese (in my mind) whenever discussing them. So, even though Vegeta is Vegeta, in my mind, I'd legitimately have it as "Bejita." I would caution that you're not being faithful at all with this kind of mindset. This is something I see s...
by LoganForkHands73
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 11/22/21!)
Replies: 2286
Views: 346718

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 11/22/21!)

Gotenks is truly a love-it-or-hate-it kind of character. I love how Gotenks deconstructs the old "Chosen One" and "Idiot Hero" tropes with how he was created specifically to defeat Majin Buu, but because Gotenks is an immature, egotistical fool who's far more concerned with showboating and looking ...
by LoganForkHands73
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should non canon characters become canon?
Replies: 97
Views: 1475

Re: Should non canon characters become canon?

If they decided to have Toriyama recreate Coola, I want to see him as a good guy. We never had a good guy in Freeza's race outside of Heroes. A lot of fanmade pitches I've seen for a Cooler reboot emphasise him being the black sheep of the clan, which I might be on board with if it's done well. Mak...
by LoganForkHands73
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: Manga Chapter 78 - Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 9221

Re: Dragon Ball Super: Manga Chapter 78 - Official Discussion Thread

One of the most economically-paced chapters we've had so far. Felt like almost twice the length of a normal chapter, though unfortunately that may say more about the pacing of past chapters. Excellent artwork, great action, funny gags. Can't fault it on its own. Stand outs have to be Macki and Oil p...
by LoganForkHands73
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT vs Super
Replies: 182
Views: 3831

Re: GT vs Super

In terms of presentation (ie. art style, animation style, hand-painted cels), Dragon Ball GT feels more in-line with Dragon Ball Z, although that has to do with it being made on the tail-end of Z's original run when that style was predominant. But some of the people who prefer GT to Super, or who j...
by LoganForkHands73
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should non canon characters become canon?
Replies: 97
Views: 1475

Re: Should non canon characters become canon?

I mostly agree with this, although the Red Ribbon connection feels more of natural story point to me, and less of a "Hey, everyone loved these guys, right? So let's bring them back!" But yes, all of the talk of Cooler, Janemba, etc. being made canon feels like the Dragon Ball fandom is setting a ce...
by LoganForkHands73
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should non canon characters become canon?
Replies: 97
Views: 1475

Re: Should non canon characters become canon?

The problem I found with the "making non-canon characters canon" thing was that, in light of the new movie's announcement, it became an extremely predictable discussion and showed a severe lack of creative ambition in the fandom at large. 98% of discussions about predicting the next Super movie revo...
by LoganForkHands73
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Dragon Ball: The Breakers (PS4/Switch/Xbox One/Steam)
Replies: 81
Views: 1923

Re: Dragon Ball: The Breakers (PS4/Switch/Xbox One/Steam)

I'm hyped, it's about time we got something other than a plain fighting/action game. I love both genres but Dragon Ball has so much more to offer in gameplay variety. A survival horror game themed around Cell's rampages makes too much sense (plus it's nice to have him be the star attraction). Also c...
by LoganForkHands73
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 13988
Views: 1081388

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Don't understand why hate a character who is rarely remembered in the franchise, but anyway I think Rildo is kinda decent and the only think I dislike about him is that when he is introduced in videogames they only include this form when that and this one are more interesting design wise for me. Ye...
by LoganForkHands73
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: GT vs Super
Replies: 182
Views: 3831

Re: GT vs Super

"It really makes you feeeeeeeel like a Dragon Ball GT."

-- IGN
by LoganForkHands73
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Making a Good DB Story v. Making a Good Story
Replies: 76
Views: 1535

Re: Making a Good DB Story v. Making a Good Story

Cool thread. I'm kinda burned out from the Super manga thread but there's plenty more to discuss and question. :wink: I kinda made my position clear that although Toriyama is The Guy and always will be, he's not the sole voice in Dragon Ball, especially now that he's willingly taking a back seat whi...
by LoganForkHands73
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41505
Views: 3954086

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

For what it's worth, it's not just you. I've seen all too many internet users anguish over the particulars of what defines Dragon Ball's genre while sometimes missing the broader point being made. It's an easy trap to fall into, I think. It happens. But let's be clear: I don't need to invoke the wo...
by LoganForkHands73
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41505
Views: 3954086

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

That is the point, though. Nobody's claiming it didn't take inspiration from other works or that it invented a whole demographic, but its status as the father of modern battle shonen is nigh indisputable. Your Narutos, One Pieces, Gintamas, etc. all have a wealth of tropes and character derivatives...
by LoganForkHands73
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 41505
Views: 3954086

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

It's not pedantry. Saying "Toriyama created shonen" is about as absurd as saying "Tolkien created English literature", it's just plain wrong whichever way you slice it. There's no value in romantically deifying people this way and it's ironically more disrespectful to everyone that pioneered before...