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by Jord
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Asian characters in Dragon Ball
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Re: Asian characters in Dragon Ball

Why do Westerners love to consume Asian media like Dragon Ball but cannot accept the fact that their childhood favorites such as Son Goku and his friends are Asians? It is obviously a huge problem in anime in general and even in Avatar the Last Airbender. I actually have never read or heard people ...
by Jord
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 7923
Views: 744455

Re: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread

There has to be some kind of Covid-related reason for not having GT Goku interact with Baby. He would be the number one choice for any interactions with him. Perhaps that is also the reason for the lack of a Dramatic Finish since Baby's ending would lend itself extremely well for it. Interesting ho...
by Jord
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Everything Wrong with Dragon Ball Super
Replies: 124
Views: 1671

Re: Everything Wrong with Dragon Ball Super

The biggest problem is....it's just boring. There are no stakes. We know who will survive. Takes away all of the tension. I really don't get this criticism, either. In all of Dragon Ball, how many of the good guys have died and actually stayed dead? Good point but since people have died and not com...
by Jord
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 7923
Views: 744455

Re: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread

There has to be some kind of Covid-related reason for not having GT Goku interact with Baby. He would be the number one choice for any interactions with him. Perhaps that is also the reason for the lack of a Dramatic Finish since Baby's ending would lend itself extremely well for it. Interesting how...
by Jord
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Everything Wrong with Dragon Ball Super
Replies: 124
Views: 1671

Re: Everything Wrong with Dragon Ball Super

The biggest problem is....it's just boring. There are no stakes. We know who will survive.
Takes away all of the tension.
by Jord
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 355
Views: 8059

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

All series that have been around for a while tend to recognize that there's a lot of nostalgic adults there's money in appealing to. Sailor Moon in particular has been pretty heavily aimed at adults for quite a while now - this isn't because it's not a childrens' show at heart, but because they rec...
by Jord
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 355
Views: 8059

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

Even though Shonen is typically aimed at young boys I'm curious what the target audience for current DB is, since it relies a lot on nostalgia.
by Jord
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?
Replies: 355
Views: 8059

Re: What would a reboot have to do in order to comply to today's standards?

JulieYBM wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:22 pm
I, a woman, do not want to have children exposed to women being victimized by men, especially when played for laughs. This shit is offensive.
No. You find it offensive. If you don't like it, that's fine. Don't watch it then and don't let your children watch it.
by Jord
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The new Dragon Ball room for 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 677

Re: The new Dragon Ball room for 2021

The only way we can have actual stakes is taking characters that are not available in EoZ and put them in danger since we don't know if they'd survive or just skip forward to EoZ. I don't actually see Beerus and Whis getting into danger so the best bet for the first scenario would be Future Trunks b...
by Jord
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Mr Popo an alien too?
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Is Mr Popo an alien too?

Popo is a genie, no? At least that's what I remember reading somewhere. Either way, we've given enough sci-fi backstories to characters. I'd rather keep the mystic roots in tact for some of the cast. Also, Kami is a god/deity. The theory I read somewhere (can't remember if it's canon but I think it...
by Jord
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which other story would you like to see re-imagined by Toriyama?
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Which other story would you like to see re-imagined by Toriyama?

None, as if I want to see those concepts, I'll simply watch the material they originally appeared in. I'm interested in new content for new content, not repackaged old content pretending to be new. It also doesn't help that the 4 times Toriyama revisited old concepts (Bardock, Freeza, Future Trunks...
by Jord
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Mr Popo an alien too?
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Is Mr Popo an alien too?

I meant I thought he was either supposed to be a black man (since I first saw him in DBZ) or a caricature of one.
by Jord
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Mr Popo an alien too?
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Is Mr Popo an alien too?

The Daizenshū states that Mr. Popo, along with Karin, are beings originating from the Next World who were sent to Earth to be God's assistants. Mr. Popo has never been a Black man. God/Kami was never supposed to be a demon. That's interesting but talking about Kami... When he was introduced in DB h...
by Jord
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Mr Popo an alien too?
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Is Mr Popo an alien too?

At first he was just a black man but once I dove into the original DB I learned that black people were drawn differently and also talked more eloquently (General Black from the RR Army for example) I believe that during DB, when Kami and Popo are introduced Kami is simply a demon but has it been sai...
by Jord
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: How Would You Have Written Dragon Ball Super?
Replies: 30
Views: 603

Re: How Would You Have Written Dragon Ball Super?

I don't have a problem with the whole "48 minutes" plot point because ultimately it is classic anime logic. Goku vs. Frieza was 5 minutes, the Cell Games was one morning, the Buu saga was like 2 days, the Future Trunks arc was a few days (less than a week), etc. It's just how anime works. These peo...
by Jord
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?
Replies: 65
Views: 1070

Re: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?

Revival F set the precedent for divine intervention when the heroes can't beat the bad guy. Why should we worry when they know a guy that can rewind time or can just press a button to call a guy to erase the bad guy? What they should've done is have each intervention result in the Heroes losing som...
by Jord
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?
Replies: 65
Views: 1070

Re: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?

Revival F set the precedent for divine intervention when the heroes can't beat the bad guy.
Why should we worry when they know a guy that can rewind time or can just press a button to call a guy to erase the bad guy?
by Jord
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Why are they refusing to create a female main villain?
Replies: 53
Views: 1457

Re: Why are they refusing to create a female main villain?

"Poor depictions of women in media is okay if its financially successful, LOL" it's capitalism, baby. and I would argue DB doesn't do much of a good work depicting men, either. Yeah, Toriyama can't write men and more men--especially cishet men--should probably give a shit about that. Most men have ...
by Jord
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?
Replies: 65
Views: 1070

Re: What would be the breaking point Super would do that would make you feel like it jumped the shark?

Letting the villain win.....only for someone to turn back time and give the heroes another chance to beat the villain.
Oh wait...
by Jord
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 75081
Views: 5530755

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread

"Modern" Dragon Ball thrives on nostalgia so I'm fully expecting Cell, Baby and SSJ4 to show up sooner or later. Heck, Super 17 will probably return as well. Just look at what Super did: --Beerus: fairly original for Super standards --Frieza arc: resurrected old villain --Universe 6 Tournament arcs...