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by Polyphase Avatron
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball's canon, and the thermian argument
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Dragon Ball's canon, and the thermian argument

There is another group that has a different interest in what is "canon": The versus debaters/powerscalers. If there is no clear consensus on which feats, fights, statements, and power levels are 'legit' and which ones aren't, then they can't do their thing and even begin to try to answer questions l...
by Polyphase Avatron
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goku loves food so much, he could get targeted through poisoning
Replies: 13
Views: 142

Re: Goku loves food so much, he could get targeted through poisoning

Yeah, but who would want to do that? It doesn't seem like the MO of any of his typical enemies like Freeza. And what would they gain from it? Even if it worked, there are tons of other people protecting Earth, and about 5 different ways for him to be brought back to life. And that's assuming that it...
by Polyphase Avatron
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Poll about your preferences (manga, anime, games, music...)
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Poll about your preferences (manga, anime, games, music...)

I think it's kind of odd that so many people were against the idea of a novel, because I know a lot of people here read/write fanfics, and those are the same kind of thing (Dragonball in text form).
by Polyphase Avatron
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Most underwhelming character death in the franchise?
Replies: 22
Views: 440

Re: Most underwhelming character death in the franchise?

Roshi's 'death' in the ToP was pretty forgettable.
by Polyphase Avatron
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Girl dresses up as Master Roshi and does teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Girl dresses up as Master Roshi and does teaching

I saw something similar in another manga once.
by Polyphase Avatron
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: If characters from Dragon Ball appeared as Guest Characters in Mortal Kombat or Injustice
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: If characters from Dragon Ball appeared as Guest Characters in Mortal Kombat or Injustice

How about Majin Buu? He could do the fatality where he becomes liquid and flows into the opponent's mouth and they explode.

Although doing various fatalities on him might look weird because of how his body works.
by Polyphase Avatron
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

You're hearing them. You looking into and learning about them. People inevitably learn this shit. It inevitably comes down to "oh, this character I identify with is played by a person completely different from them. I guess they don't exist in real life or get to portray themselves in media!" The c...
by Polyphase Avatron
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

Yes. Representation leads to inspiration. Positive media images re-enforce self-confidence. This applies to all minorities. If I have to see one more cis man playing a trans woman and talking about their experiences or accepting accolades I am going to scream. But you're not seeing them. That's the...
by Polyphase Avatron
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

Does representation really matter when it comes to voice actors for animated shows? It's not like you ever see the people behind the voices. Yes. Representation leads to inspiration. Positive media images re-enforce self-confidence. This applies to all minorities. If I have to see one more cis man ...
by Polyphase Avatron
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

Does representation really matter when it comes to voice actors for animated shows? It's not like you ever see the people behind the voices.
by Polyphase Avatron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB and Nostalgia
Replies: 31
Views: 863

Re: DB and Nostalgia

I like it for the nostalgia, but I also enjoy a lot of the new stuff (BoG and onward).
by Polyphase Avatron
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: DBZ Alien Races: Brench
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: DBZ Alien Races: Brench

That’s a big RIP. It sounds like I have to fill in the blanks as I write, which won’t be easy. I want to give my Brench hybrid psychic abilities — would that seem too far-fetched? Maybe if I give her the ki-blade, she’ll seem more believable. :P Picture for reference: https://vignette.wikia.nocooki...
by Polyphase Avatron
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: DBZ Alien Races: Brench
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: DBZ Alien Races: Brench

Salza used a ki blade much like Goku Black and Vegeto, but that was the only real distinct thing about his fighting style.
by Polyphase Avatron
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4155

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Gargoyles is certainly indeed a massive, massive central focal point for many of the folks that I'm talking about here and has been for a long, long time now. Similarly so is Batman: The Animated Series and the DCAU/Timmverse as a whole, which are likewise perfectly serviceable children's action sh...
by Polyphase Avatron
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4155

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

I don't see what's wrong with liking 'kids' media. The following quote comes to mind: “Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush a...
by Polyphase Avatron
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is InuYasha A Shojo Dragon Ball?
Replies: 28
Views: 577

Re: Is InuYasha A Shojo Dragon Ball?

Isn't this just a punchline from an old VGCats comic?

https://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=190
by Polyphase Avatron
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread
Replies: 35047
Views: 1667048

Re: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread

The Red Ribbon Army vs. King Piccolo and his minions Before you answer, read the following conditions: - The RRA has one year of prep - Dr. Flappe and Dr. Gero are working together (but they only have access to the technology they did at the time of the RRA saga) - Taopaipai has been hired permanent...
by Polyphase Avatron
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you think the Cyborgs should have looked more mechanical
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Do you think the Cyborgs should have looked more mechanical

Dr. Gero had a transparent brain case under his hat... which is a pretty interesting choice from an aesthetic standpoint, considering he could have made himself look completely human if he had wanted to.
by Polyphase Avatron
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: If Goku joined the Justice League...
Replies: 88
Views: 9607

Re: If Goku joined the Justice League...

The same thing. Except that the Time Patrol won't have to worry about a member from the Avengers as none of them has the urge to keep screwing up with the timeline. However, things won't work at all if the Time Patrol goes to/is set in Marvel. By the decree of One Above All, every action (or lack t...