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by Akira
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Piccolo technically still the Guardian of the Earth, after he fused/reunited with Kami, but before Dende became it?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Was Piccolo technically still the Guardian of the Earth, after he fused/reunited with Kami, but before Dende became

You can also look at it another way too. There were questions in the past why Goku was the one to choose Kami's successor. The answer is simple, it was his duty to do so. Way back at the end of the 23rd Budokai, Kami chose Goku as his successor. Goku flew off with Chi-chi to get married and blew off...
by Akira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What happened to the third Dragon Radar? And is there a fourth??
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: What happened to the third Dragon Radar? And is there a fourth??

Ah, okay, that makes sense on the Cell Arc hunt, because Bulma had flown her air car up there to deliver the Saiyan Battle armor to everyone. Explains how the Radar from Freeza arc was used. So, the one Goku had might still be at his house then.
by Akira
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What happened to the third Dragon Radar? And is there a fourth??
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: What happened to the third Dragon Radar? And is there a fourth??

This is a very interesting topic, because it brings up a neat discussion that I had never really through of before. It has been a few years since I watched Dragonball last, but I always assumed the Radar Goku had was his and he still had it. Although, maybe he didn't leave it with Yajerobi, Korin or...
by Akira
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is base Goku always with Ōzaru power after UDivineWater?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Is base Goku always with Ōzaru power after UDivineWater?

Karin said that everyone else who had drank the water died from it. Yajerobi tried just a drop and it almost killed him. Goku writhed in agony and it very nearly killed him. What transpired, even though it wasn't known yet at that point in the story, is that Goku had a near death experience, and the...
by Akira
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Nappa & Vegeta final attacks power boost?
Replies: 12
Views: 10250

Re: Nappa & Vegeta final attacks power boost?

I don't think it was ever stated that they couldn't increase their power, was it? Because I have long thought the same thing, that their ki attacks carried an extra punch that lined up with Goku. Even if Goku didn't have time to charge the Kamehameha, he'd already gotten mad and powered up to "over ...
by Akira
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What happened to the New Planet Vegeta(GT)?
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: What happened to the New Planet Vegeta(GT)?

It is one of those things that just never gets explained. Next episode Trunks gets beat up by #17, and the next arc starts, with no mention of the new planet ever being brought up again for the rest of the series, if I recall correctly. I did re-watch GT a few years back before Super came along. The...
by Akira
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How DBZ on Cartoon Network worked? Please help explain
Replies: 29
Views: 10725

Re: How DBZ on Cartoon Network worked? Please help explain

I don't know if it pertains to the original questions directly, but I skimmed through the topic and figured I would share a few things I remember from when cartoon network very first started airing Dragonball Z. In 1999, I was a senior in high school, and had a job flipping burgers for a local fast ...
by Akira
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: There is a chance of Funimation fix the errors in the 30th anniversary set?
Replies: 17
Views: 7478

Re: There is a chance of Funimation fix the errors in the 30th anniversary set?

No chance of those Selectavision releases having english subs is there? I wouldn't think they would, but if they did, they might be worth a consideration if their quality turns out nice.
by Akira
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?
Replies: 24
Views: 9423

Re: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?

The Tambourine and Piccolo stuff was where he went off in a fit of rage, without preparing properly first. He learned his lesson, and any time after that, he rages momentarily, but realized that keeping his head meant a better chance at devising the winning strategy. There are times when he gets sup...
by Akira
Sun May 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What are your top 10 favorite DB films, TV specials and OVAs?
Replies: 39
Views: 2569

Re: What are your top 10 favorite DB films, TV specials and OVAs?

Hrmm, my top ten favorites huh? Okay, let's see here.. 1. DBZ Movie 1 The Dead Zone (Second Dragonball Movie I ever saw, and still my favorite as it carries over a lot of End of DB era stuff.) 2. DB Movie 2 Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle (First DB movie I saw, and I love it for being unique and...
by Akira
Tue May 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: List of Dragonball media releases by region.
Replies: 16
Views: 3834

Re: List of Dragonball media releases by region.

I'm necroposting my own topic back from the grave. Rather than create a new similar thread, I remembered this one had a lot of interesting information already, and wanted to continue where we'd left off. How is the release structure looking in your part of the world everyone? Has anyone had any of t...
by Akira
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best looking Dragon Ball movie: The Path to Power or Super Broly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: Best looking Dragon Ball movie: The Path to Power or Super Broly?

Is this just a direct comparison between these two films, or are any of them open to interpretation? Broly has some nice art direction going for it that I really liked in a lot of scenes, however, the last ten minutes of the film looked like they were trying to set a record for fastest animation in ...
by Akira
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Legendary Super Warriors - gameplay mod
Replies: 2
Views: 5109

Re: Legendary Super Warriors - gameplay mod

I remember that game fondly, it had a rather steep learning curve, but was a very rewarding experience once you got a handle on what was going on. I spent many hours leveling up my guys and unlocking all of their attacks. The thing I remember most frustrating early on was learning to be lightning qu...
by Akira
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: (Dragon Box) Vegeta got stronger after reviving?
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

Re: (Dragon Box) Vegeta got stronger after reviving?

I gave this some thought, and I have a theory I'd like to share. The Zenkai boosts did indeed seem to fade from the scene once a saiyan reached the threshold of power for Super Saiyan to be a possibility. It may be possible that a new variant replaces it at such a point that we do see throughout the...
by Akira
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Saiyan tails were kept, would the narrative have been more cohesive?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: If Saiyan tails were kept, would the narrative have been more cohesive?

Goku no longer had the tail weakness, he specifically trained it after his grandfather pointed it out to him at Baba's arena. When he and Krillin fought at the 22nd World Tournament, Krillin tried to grab Goku's tail, to no avail, as it was no longer his weak point. He'd spent three years training i...
by Akira
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Disappointing ending to Goku black arc?
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Disappointing ending to Goku black arc?

The things everyone else mentioned did bother me to one extent or another, but ultimately they were all things I could hand wave away for one reason or another and just accept. Although there is a single exception that just really annoyed me. The entire arc is supposed to show that time traveling, a...
by Akira
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Can Roshi read minds?
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Can Roshi read minds?

Roshi wasn't just the strongest man in the world at the beginning of the series, he was also one of the most cunning warriors with a massive arsenal of techniques of all kinds. Mind reading being one of many techniques at his disposal. Real explanation is what others have mentioned, it would be too ...
by Akira
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Does King Kai hate Goku?
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Does King Kai hate Goku?

No, Goku was his student, and as such he cares very much for him, despite his occasional negative comments. Of course, I'm sure it irks North Kaio that Goku took so long to revive him, but that doesn't stop him from watching out for his star pupil. Only to Goku did he teach his most devastating desp...
by Akira
Sun May 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favorite dragon ball minions?
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Favorite dragon ball minions?

Tambourine was a really cool minion that really drove Goku's saiyan instincts for life or death combat to new heights. Goku seriously had bloodlust for killing that guy. The battle where he kills him is really awesome. All of Piccolo Daimao's offspring are really cool in their own ways. Piano loyal ...
by Akira
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: A Discussion about Kaioken
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: A Discussion about Kaioken

Upon catching Bubbles in the manga, and hitting Gregory with the hammer in the anime, Kaio is filled with excitement because of how fast Son Goku completed the initial phase of his training. He thinks to himself that this student, this resilient saiyan, may be the one who can master the Kaio-ken or ...