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by Cursed Lemon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1890

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

That could be interesting but what kind of exploration? In DBZ, they only left the Earth to search for DBs on Namek. Other than that, Goku only visited Yardrat because that's where the Ginyu ship was headed and New Namek to find a new guardian but he never had any interest in exploring the rest of ...
by Cursed Lemon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1890

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

It is already too long as is. There are 111 anime with more episodes than Super. DBZ itself is over twice as long. Not sure how it doesn’t rebuke anything you said. You don’t need several arcs to establish all the things you talked about before throwing them all in a tournament. Good writing accomp...
by Cursed Lemon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1890

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

I'm pretty burnt out on anything resembling a tournament/placement scenario. That's one reason I've balked exceedingly hard on even giving My Hero Academia a shot because I am fairly confident that I cannot physically sit through another one. One very easy way to make exploration interesting is to a...
by Cursed Lemon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1890

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

It's already 130+ episodes. "Needs to be" is so vague. There's such a thing as too long. Well gosh. Maybe they shouldn't have spent 30 episodes rehashing two different movies , for starters. And I stand by my statement that you can establish story, character, stakes, backstory, etc. during the acti...
by Cursed Lemon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1890

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

ABED wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:06 pm

How long do you want Super to be?
As long as it needs to be.
All of that can be done at the same time.
wat
by Cursed Lemon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?
Replies: 113
Views: 1890

Re: Which character and/or plotline in the franchise is the biggest waste of potential?

The Tournament of Power was literally the laziest possible way to introduce multiple universes into the DB story. The ToP should've come after several arcs involving the other universes, which would've worked to build suspense for the inevitable conflict by having characters, their histories, their ...
by Cursed Lemon
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What Would It Take For Krillin, Tien, Piccolo, and Yamcha to Catch up to Goku and Vegeta in a Satisfying Way?
Replies: 87
Views: 4340

Re: What Would It Take For Krillin, Tien, Piccolo, and Yamcha to Catch up to Goku and Vegeta in a Satisfying Way?

The answer is simple. LORE. Saiyans have tons of lore. Hell, half-saiyans have lore - Gohan, Goten, and Trunks are all described as prodigies specifically because of their mixed blood. Give humans special innate fighting characteristics and focus on them. Build human bad guys. Explore human fighter ...
by Cursed Lemon
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about SS4 Gogeta nowadays?
Replies: 30
Views: 706

Re: How do you feel about SS4 Gogeta nowadays?

I was annoyed by SSJ4 Gogeta because it proved to be so embarrassingly inconsequential. Gogeta in Movie 12? Baller. Gogeta in Super Broly? Kickass. Hotel? Trivago. But in GT it was just a dumb tease, they actually set him up to do attacks that they didn't even have to animate . EDIT: Also, given the...
by Cursed Lemon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?
Replies: 84
Views: 1090

Re: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?

Ash57 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:49 pm
In other words, the Daizenshuu is basically flat-out stating here that Cell turned the situation upside down and become even more powerful than Gohan.
Or by fucking up Gohan's arm.
by Cursed Lemon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?
Replies: 84
Views: 1090

Re: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?

I want someone to show me any precedent in DB where Character A is stronger than Character B, but Character B completely obliterates Character A - to the molecular level - at 50% power.

Vegeta's distraction cannot possibly be enough. Gohan was grinning like a madman when Cell came back.
by Cursed Lemon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Florida Politician Calls Dragon Ball Z Porn
Replies: 60
Views: 1518

Re: Florida Politician Calls Dragon Ball Z Porn

Could there possibly be a more blatant example of being out of touch than complaining about porn (with a public tweet) on a social media service that is about 50% porn at this point?
by Cursed Lemon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 4947

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I feel like I just got done complaining about people who have no sense of nuance/discretion when it comes to topics like these.

In true Murphy's Law fashion though, not only was this a self-fulfilling prophecy, but I'm also being second-guessed by people who haven't even viewed the source material.
by Cursed Lemon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 4947

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I haven't seen the show, but based on your description, it seems that Diane's race does in fact have something to do with her character. Her name, appearance, a trip to Vietnam. Those are all aspects of race and ethnicity. I thoroughly explain how race does not factor into Diane's character, and yo...
by Cursed Lemon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 4947

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

There's been a big hooplah about the VO of Diane from Bojack Horseman being white while the character of Diane is Vietnamese. I contend that if we were speaking of a character from the Boondocks, where not only is the cast majority black but the show itself is a direct commentary on the experience o...
by Cursed Lemon
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 1734

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

To "scratch that itch", so to speak, I feel like Dragon Ball in some way has to make it back into the relevant zeitgeist of anime, because that's what I remember most about being a fan of DBZ - that it was the thing.

Super Broly was awesome though.
by Cursed Lemon
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which character in which saga would you say is the best written character in the Franchise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1180

Re: Which character in which saga would you say is the best written character in the Franchise?

I think Vegeta's transformation over the entirety of DBZ is the most complete, dedicated, and reinforced character transformation in the entire series (although there's no fixing stupid). Piccolo in the saiyan arc is second I'd argue. Gohan's moment to shine was incredible and it has multiple moment...
by Cursed Lemon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, have you finally accepted that this is Saiyan show now?
Replies: 23
Views: 920

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

If by "finally" you mean "15 years ago" then yup.
by Cursed Lemon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball creatively bankrupt at this point?
Replies: 304
Views: 8368

Re: Is Dragon Ball creatively bankrupt at this point?

I don't know how the answer could possibly be anything other than, "yeah mostly". That doesn't mean that everything Dragon Ball has done since the Cell Games is bad , it means that stuff is getting rehashed a lot. Tired doesn't automatically mean bad. Super Broly was a great way to bring the Broly s...
by Cursed Lemon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's long absences in the story
Replies: 80
Views: 2690

Re: Goku's long absences in the story

The problem is that all Goku does while he's gone is either train or do literally nothing. Died and went to Kaio's? Train. Waiting to arrive at Namek? Train. Post-Ginyu battle? Sitting in a pod. Androids? Dying. Cell? Stand around for a while doing nothing, then go into the ROSAT and train . And the...