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by Michsi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

It's interesting to look back and see how often authors recycled material from before. Toyotaro does it a lot but Toriyama shouldn't be exempt from accusation as he's taken shortcuts himself. https://i.imgur.com/i1RihS4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ut0Oym0.png https://i.imgur.com/208jpwQ.jpg https://i.i...
by Michsi
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favourite self-aware Dragon Ball moments?
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Favourite self-aware Dragon Ball moments?

The "second fiddle" retort from Toppo to Vegeta.
by Michsi
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kuririn Should Have Proactively Died to Protect Gokuu from Freeza
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Kuririn Should Have Proactively Died to Protect Gokuu from Freeza

I was thinking yesterday that when Kuririn dies on Namek he is once again playing a passive role in his death. This felt very repetitive of his first death. It occurred to me that it would have been more fulfilling if Kuririn had taken a blast for Gokuu's sake, rather than just being killed intenti...
by Michsi
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kuririn Should Have Proactively Died to Protect Gokuu from Freeza
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Kuririn Should Have Proactively Died to Protect Gokuu from Freeza

I was thinking yesterday that when Kuririn dies on Namek he is once again playing a passive role in his death. This felt very repetitive of his first death. It occurred to me that it would have been more fulfilling if Kuririn had taken a blast for Gokuu's sake, rather than just being killed intenti...
by Michsi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

What I wish regarding the cyborg siblings was that Toyotaro had bothered to show some kind of reaction to their learning of #16's death. You would think that such an important detail regarding the fate of someone they befriended and tried to protect them would be at the forefront of their minds aft...
by Michsi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

Definitely don't agree. Going back to the Piccolo outfit just screams "Hey, remember the Cell arc?" instead of continuing Gohan's development of wanting to honor his father. But then, Toyotarou seems to struggle with writing Goku and Gohan's relationship to begin with so... To be fair, now that Gok...
by Michsi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

I don't know what problem people have with character reactions... People these days are like ''man, they are doing new stuff, they destroyed my childhood because blah blah...'' vs ''man, they are doing the same old stuff, I am bored because bla bla...'' Myself, I did find hilarious No. 18's comment...
by Michsi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

I keep thinking that UI Omen (I don't like "Sign", but I think I'll have to convert eventually) becoming a form is our fault. It's nobody's fault. If folks are displeased with the form having two stages, that ship has long sailed. I don't see the problem, and I think it's a far better alternative t...
by Michsi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

I'm curious to see if my prediction of splitting this form in two is just so that Vegeta can have his moment between Goku's first attempt and possible second and final one? I was started to agree that they might actually lead up to Vegeta having the final battle, but now I'm not so sure. This is a ...
by Michsi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

I keep thinking that UI Omen (I don't like "Sign", but I think I'll have to convert eventually) becoming a form is our fault. Most people openly stated that they liked this stage more than the full version, myself included, and now here we are. I'm curious to see if my prediction of splitting this f...
by Michsi
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

Does anyone here have a problem with this scene? I've read complaints about it on other websites: https://i.ibb.co/8MjY7B9/D793-F2-FC-7-F68-42-AC-B5-F7-E3-EF68034-EAD.jpg A bit, but not as much as others have focused on it. Goku was otherwise pretty well written in the chapter. (I have to read it a...
by Michsi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

Gauge Goku's strength? Do we really need to see him defeat Saganbo to know he is at another level? He was just training with an Angel, whereas Gohan&co just did your regular Earth training. This isn't anything like Nappa, where him steam rolling the Earth fighters and then getting easily beaten by G...
by Michsi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

Really, what would be the point in Gohan and Piccolo defeating him? It would have added absolutely nothing to the story, it would have been just fanservice. Which is fine?! The entire franchise hinges on fanservice, they are not even subtle about this. It would just been satisfying to see, is all. ...
by Michsi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

Really, what would be the point in Gohan and Piccolo defeating him? It would have added absolutely nothing to the story, it would have been just fanservice. Which is fine?! The entire franchise hinges on fanservice, they are not even subtle about this. It would just been satisfying to see, is all. ...
by Michsi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, have you finally accepted that this is Saiyan show now?
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: So, have you finally accepted that this is Saiyan show now?

Eh, it's the Goku show, with a side of Vegeta. Saiyans are important only because they boost Goku's (and Vegeta's) characters, but at this point "saiyan strength/pride/transformation" is just background noise. Look at the saiyans from U6. They were not the final boss in either arcs they appeared in....
by Michsi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

After giving it a little more thought, I actually realized I've been a bit unfair to the DBS manga when it comes to Piccolo/Gohan dynamic in fighting. I keep saying they're pair-up is overused, because the anime had them attached to the hip, but aside from the TOP they never actually really got to ...
by Michsi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

After giving it a little more thought, I actually realized I've been a bit unfair to the DBS manga when it comes to Piccolo/Gohan dynamic in fighting. I keep saying they're pair-up is overused, because the anime had them attached to the hip, but aside from the TOP they never actually really got to f...
by Michsi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

He told Cell he doesn't like fighting "like dad does". He found the death match meaningless but still stepped up when Cell wasn't going to back down. Even in the Boo arc Gohan still wasn't being forced, making his own decisions to fight. Taking the initiative even, in many of the cases. I agree tha...
by Michsi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

He told Cell he doesn't like fighting "like dad does". He found the death match meaningless but still stepped up when Cell wasn't going to back down. Even in the Boo arc Gohan still wasn't being forced, making his own decisions to fight. Taking the initiative even, in many of the cases. I agree tha...
by Michsi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 31655
Views: 2364826

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

Goku never forced him to fight, ever, though. Each time Gohan fought it was his own choice with the exception of *Piccolo* forcing him to fight the Saiyans at the start of that battle. Gohan vs Cell and everything that lead up to that. Gohan agreed to train (he was excited to do so) and he agrees t...