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by Cipher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0471 (21 April 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Episode #0471 (21 April 2019)

Oh man! I've been raving about Victory Mission for so long, despite still not being able to read past about issue 15 due to no translation being available. It's nuts, and I'm glad to see it getting some coverage! :) I really like Victory Mission and think it's accidentally(?) the only take that's m...
by Cipher
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 65493

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

A belated summary of Episode 10: Goku, utilizing Ultra Instinct (Omen) flies toward Hearts. After a brief verbal exchange, Kamin and Oren open fire. Goku effortlessly combats the two artificial lifeforms as Jiren fires an enormous ball of energy toward Zamasu. Both Jiren and Toppo are certain the at...
by Cipher
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

A belated Universe Mission Chapter 7 summary: On an unnamed planet in Universe 11, Dyspo reports over intercom that he's successfully lured the enemy into the southwest battle area. Kahseral reports that the evacuation of citizens from the damaged area is complete. Dyspo and Toppo attack Super Saiya...
by Cipher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

So there is no recognition of Xeno Gohan seeing Pan? That would probably serve as an indication as to where Xeno Gohan comes from. But if there's nothing about it, it may seem like he's the only one who do not come from (a point after) Dragon Ball GT. He recognizes her and calls her by name as she ...
by Cipher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

Dark Demon Realm Mission! Chapter 12 summary: Somewhere between the cracks of time, the seal the Kaiōshin of Time placed around herself and the Dark Demon Realm comes undone. Mechickaboola, undergoing a further transformation from his youthful self, proclaims that the complete revival of the Dark D...
by Cipher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball cynical at its core?
Replies: 133
Views: 6510

Re: Is Dragon Ball cynical at its core?

Ayn Rand wasn't a cynic. Just felt that needed to be said. No indeed. I usually just build that in there to avoid implying that it's building up rugged, selfish individualism against the ills of collectivism in the way she does, which is what the argument that it's optimistic about its mostly selfi...
by Cipher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball cynical at its core?
Replies: 133
Views: 6510

Re: Is Dragon Ball cynical at its core?

Dragon Ball , like most Toriyama stories, is cynical about the systems of the world--the Boo arc opens on narration about more and more people getting up to no good as they became too use to peace, because "that's just the kind of beings humans are"; Mr. Satan sells the world a continuous lie; the ...
by Cipher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 29223
Views: 1775944

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

This reads like fanfiction. When Toriyama writes Dragonball, he introduces a bunch of new shit, paying no reverence to the established lore. He, of course, tries to tie things in so that it makes sense, but he brings in new ideas. This is all really self-referential stuff with nothing new. Remember...
by Cipher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 29223
Views: 1775944

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

Found the chapter fun. Maybe even more than last month's action-heavy one, despite some misgivings. Art-wise, the paneling has indeed gotten better recently, though there's the usual lowering of heads when it becomes obvious there'd be no other way to get both head and body into Toyotaro's chosen fr...
by Cipher
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How Scooby Doo's Shaggy joined DBZ
Replies: 26
Views: 1216

Re: How Scooby Doo's Shaggy joined DBZ

I was hoping this thread might have been an actual exploration or history of the development of this meme, which I would have been down for, because weird internet fandom/meme development is always interesting, but apparently that wasn't the intent?
by Cipher
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is manga Kale and Kefla's hair supposed to be green?
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: Is manga Kale and Kefla's hair supposed to be green?

Doesn't Freeza wonder if Kale's showing yet another variation of Super Saiyan in the manga? (I can't recall the exact line off the top of my head.) I thought that was indication that there was something visually different about her--presumably the green hair.
by Cipher
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

How would Fin absorbing Gogeta from GT put him on the level of Goku: Xeno and friends? Aren't they dozens of times stronger than their GT selves at this point? Some are, like Goten and Trunks, and possibly Gohan. Unless you get really pedantic about the implications from a handful (or less) of dial...
by Cipher
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

I don't see anything wrong with Rakurai 's bullet points last page, but here's another full text summary anyway, since I updated what I started the other day: Trunks (“ Super ” version; the arcade game’s current main menu narrator) laments that Mechickaboola has been completely revived. Somehow they...
by Cipher
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

You know how there's a Goku and a Goku Xeno? Is the Trunks that's in Dark Empire Saga and the who fused with Vegeta Xeno and Gohan Xeno supposed to be the same Trunks from the Prison Planet Saga and Dragon Ball Super? Or is that a Trunks Xeno? Is there two different Trunks like the others essential...
by Cipher
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

Soo Finn with Gogeta absorbed is an instant death??? that's freaking hilarious!!! i always though the people who play the game were already so acostumed to it with knowing all the abilities and perks of the game, you could tell it was a breeze to play for them, well is still probably but at least i...
by Cipher
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 65493

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

Here's a full episode summary because it's vital to the thread at this point and not at all because Terez needs something to link to on r/dbz: Super Dragon Ball Heroes Episode 9: "Goku Revived!! Strongest vs. Strongest Collide!” Trunks and Vegeta find themselves in Universe 11, floating above a deva...
by Cipher
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

While it's even written in upper left corner of the screen "Jiren vs Cumber", when you fight Cumber, the game doesn't provide you Jiren. Unlike when you fight Fin, the game does give you Gogeta. Up until now, this was how we knew when someone fought someone, but in this case, I don't think Jiren vs...
by Cipher
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13471
Views: 1151201

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

Translation round-up: Lagss strategy guide image: “The final Core Area warrior is a young woman with a translucent body. It seems she hails from the Glass Tribe, who possess the power to seal the Universe Seed!” -The page also teases that she’ll participate in the battle in Universe 3. UM7 "Universa...
by Cipher
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: How would you improve DBS' antagonists?
Replies: 34
Views: 2424

Re: How would you improve DBS' antagonists?

Zamasu The problem many people have with Zamasu is that his fall from grace wasn't believable. It just sort of happens without much prompting and we're meant to think it was this tragic figure. I actually don't think that's a problem. I think the idea that he always was self-righteous, petty and hy...