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by the_abberration
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Post your best/cheesiest DB Jokes.
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: Post your best/cheesiest DB Jokes.

Q: Why didn’t Gohan celebrate his birthday yesterday? A: It was forGoten. #19: Why are all of us artificial humans afraid of #7? #20: Because 7,8,9! Chi Chi: Why won’t Goku talk to Vegeta? Bulma: He’s mad because Vegeta got to swim in the pool and he didn’t. Chi Chi: Why is that? Bulma: Vegeta broug...
by the_abberration
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did anyone like the Garlic Jr. Saga?
Replies: 41
Views: 4324

Re: Did anyone like the Garlic Jr. Saga?

As fillers go, I liked it. It works fairly well as a stand alone "miniseries", and as a followup to the Dead Zone movie. You're not locked into having to watch it, as part of the DBZ series if you choose not to. Also, now that the zombie genre is popular today, it works as a DBZ version of "The Walk...
by the_abberration
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Adult Goku - Is He Even A Hero?
Replies: 32
Views: 5672

Re: Adult Goku - Is He Even A Hero?

Goku is not a hero. He is just a guy with a past that came back to haunt him, and happenstance. In protecting himself and others, saving the world and other heroic acts were a by product. - Raditz came looking for him. - Vegeta came looking for him and the dragon balls. - The gang were looking for t...
by the_abberration
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Costumes or Halloween Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: Dragon Ball Costumes or Halloween Stories

True Story Of My Life One time I dressed as Goku for a Halloween costume party. The party was majority adults, with few children. A few of the guesses as to whom or what I was dressed as, ranged from a candle to boxing promoter Don King. Finally as kid shouts out "It's Goku!", to which his father re...
by the_abberration
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Proof of the "Mr. Savage" Name!
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: Proof of the "Mr. Savage" Name!

Mr. Savage would have still fit with the 'wrestling' motif that FUNi's dub gave him Considering there was a wrestler by the name of "Macho Man" Randy Savage, it's possible they didn't go with the name to avoid being sued by Vince MacMahon (owner of the WWE). He already sounded like Hulk Hogan, nami...
by the_abberration
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku in da House (of Mouse)
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Goku in da House (of Mouse)

If this question or topic has already been posted or addressed, please feel free to disregard this post, direct me to the original post, and lock this one. This has been something I have been meaning to ask in the forum for a while now. With the “house of mouse” buying properties that were either a ...
by the_abberration
Sun May 18, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB, DBZ scenes/moments/jokes that had you truly LOL
Replies: 40
Views: 2304

Re: DB, DBZ scenes/moments/jokes that had you truly LOL

The Fortune Teller Hasky (Husky) scene from DB always gets a chuckle out of me. It was also one of the few times, the dub lines worked and the adult innuendo was left intact. Goku's "I still don't know what breatfiss is!" line when he first met Yajirobe was funny too. But then again, that whole epis...
by the_abberration
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does the whole Bulma/Vegeta/Yamcha thing make any sense?
Replies: 48
Views: 16571

Re: Does the whole Bulma/Vegeta/Yamcha thing make any sense?

In DB before Yamcha met Bulma, he was scared of girls. Their adventure together is what brought them together. Long before Vegeta came on the scene, Yamcha was portrayed as a serial cheater (at least by Bulma). At the beginning of DBZ, they had broken up remember? So you could say that after Yamcha ...
by the_abberration
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Has TFS damaged the reputation of the franchise in the U.S.?
Replies: 483
Views: 40272

Re: Has TFS damaged the reputation of the franchise in the U

The only way I can see the franchise being damaged by TFS, is if there is a point where the abridged series becomes so popular that the newer fan base doesn't bother to try to seek out the source material. Case in point, I know of someone who absolutely disliked DBZ but liked The Abridged Series. "I...
by the_abberration
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Goku get the heart virus?
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Re: Why did Goku get the heart virus?

Possibly, Goku contracted the virus from Ginyu, or rather the pod he was using. He was probably using the life support/breathing apparatus for those trips (Namek-Yardrat-Earth). Although the air was breathable for Goku, there may have microbes that while not harmful to Ginyu, resulted in the heart v...
by the_abberration
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you think the Anime did better than the Manga?
Replies: 42
Views: 2664

Re: What do you think the Anime did better than the Manga?

The way they handled Krillin's first death in Dragon Ball. Just seeing this scene played out resonated and connected more with me than reading it. The filler possibly filling in the gaps on how Bulma and Vegata got together (a'la Florence Nightingale), was better than Bulma "just seeing Vegeta sitti...
by the_abberration
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How SSJ4 Should Work
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: How SSJ4 Should Work

I agree with Rocketman's opinion, and feel that falls in line with anime Vegeta's account of the LSSJ somewhat. SSJ4 (in addition to the original SSJ form) should have them behaving as they would in Oozaru form....save for Vegeta (who could always control the form). That would explain why he would t...
by the_abberration
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Goku's bump on his head more then a coincidence?
Replies: 24
Views: 2092

Re: Was Goku's bump on his head more then a coincidence?

and that there were greater forces at work? I fail to fathom a coincidental bump turns Goku into Earth's greatest hero and one of the strongest fighter in the 7th universe. Yes it was just coincidence. The bump only gave Goku amnesia. Gohan just happened to be a good person, who taught Goku how to ...
by the_abberration
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Self-Inflicted Zenkais
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Self-Inflicted Zenkais

Maybe they can't generate enough ki to nearly kill themselves, but Gokus exhaustion from training in intense gravity coupled with him inflicting damage on him self tipped the scales enough to give a Zenkai. It could also be that his level dropped that much that he may not have been able to handle 1...
by the_abberration
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Garlic Jr. get his own arc?
Replies: 29
Views: 2162

Re: Why did Garlic Jr. get his own arc?

Since Gohan beat Garlic Jr the first time. it would make for a good opponent for the now stronger Gohan. It would make sense for Garlic Jr. to want to avenge on Gohan. Besides, it was either that or some wacky "Goku's adventures on crazy different planets filler" I guess. I would like to piggyback ...
by the_abberration
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Emotional Moments in DB
Replies: 20
Views: 1246

Re: Emotional Moments in DB

Gohan vs Recoome on Namek was very emotional for me. Recoome laughing off all of Gohan's attacks. Gohan wishing that Goku would arrive. Krillin looking on helpless. All leading up to that final moment. The way the scene just stops as Recoome lands the final blow on Gohan, that sinister laugh of his,...
by the_abberration
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Songs that remind you of DBZ & characters
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Songs that remind you of DBZ & characters

Saliva's "Superstar" always reminds me of Bardock and the special. Fort Minor's "Remember the Name" makes me think of when Gohan faces off against Buu. Queen's "Princes of the Universe" and "Gimme the Prize" remind of Vegeta and his rivalry against Goku But at the end of the day, I could see DBZ set...
by the_abberration
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why Is Toei So Unoriginal?
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Why Is Toei So Unoriginal?

We should consider ourselves lucky. Sometimes with anime, the movie is just a truncated recap of the arc or storyline that we've already seen. I think I would rather see a Fusion Reborn vs a condensed version of the Buu arc told in 60 - 90 minutes.
by the_abberration
Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What is Gohan's Job?
Replies: 30
Views: 5770

Re: What is Gohan's Job?

mysticboy wrote:
penguintruth wrote:He runs a meth lab in downtown Satan City.
With his buddy, Walter.
Couldn't resist

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by the_abberration
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why does Tao Pai Pai charge so much?
Replies: 19
Views: 1242

Re: Why does Tao Pai Pai charge so much?

He's the (evil) Black Jack of the dragon world (a subtle nod by Mr. Toriyama to Mr. Tezuka perhaps?). He is a mercenary that is the best at what he does, so he charges a lot. Not only does it keep up appearances as the world's greatest assassin (since he doesn't come cheap), but it also gives him th...