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by Cipher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball cynical at its core?
Replies: 132
Views: 1619

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: 132
Views: 1619

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: 28865
Views: 1713543

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: 28865
Views: 1713543

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: 1032

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: 380

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: 13126
Views: 1103855

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: 13126
Views: 1103855

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: 13126
Views: 1103855

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: 13126
Views: 1103855

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: 1059
Views: 57360

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: 13126
Views: 1103855

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: 13126
Views: 1103855

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: 764

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...
by Cipher
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13126
Views: 1103855

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

I'm going by Google translate, but this guys is going on a tirade because UM7 reveals? that Base Goku Xeno is as strong as GT Goku SSJ4 https://twitter.com/VXZeTilkvBw2TGd/status/1100385234640498688 He's just drawing some nitty-gritty power-scaling comparisons from the game, saying he wishes they'd...
by Cipher
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1059
Views: 57360

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

Well he admits he's a hypocrite. Maybe he's going to go the whole 'if you're dead you're technically free' route. In the manga he expresses some dissatisfaction with Zamasu killing mortals unnecessarily, but shrugs Hit's seeming death off as simply another sacrifice on the path to utopia, so my rea...
by Cipher
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1059
Views: 57360

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

Full summary for Super Dragon Ball Heroes Episode 8: “The Ultimate, Worst Warriors Invade! Universe 6 Demolished!” Trunks and Vegeta continue their battle against Kamin and Oren. Oren looks down on Caulifla and Kale, and muses that maybe he’ll use one of the girls. Kamin thinks that’s a good idea, a...
by Cipher
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13126
Views: 1103855

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

New Time Patrol/Demon Realm arc (or at least its first campaign) is called the "Descent of the Demon Gods" arc (魔神降臨編). Tucked away at the bottom of the page above. Towa and Dabra's new forms aren't given new names. They're still just "Demon God" (魔神). Apparently it's going to take place in both the...
by Cipher
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 13126
Views: 1103855

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

Can Hearts read everything (when I say everthing its EVERYTHING) that's going on people's mind? or do you have to think of something precisely so that he can read what you're thinking? It appears to be just whatever is specifically on the target's mind at the moment, as in both the game and manga h...