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by Kaboom
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Akira Toriyama on Saiyan Hairstyles - Lost Article Translated

Maybe it's both. Maybe Nappa was already going bald and decided to just cut his losses and shave the rest of it? :think:
by Kaboom
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: About Dragon Clan Namekian
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: About Dragon Clan Namekian

There's a difference between "a Dragon-type Namekian who knows how to fight" versus an actual "Warrior-type Namekian." They're treated like not just job descriptions or clan divisions, but as an actual biological difference, like the closest thing Namekians have to two different sexes. Dragon-types ...
by Kaboom
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11591
Views: 936917

Re: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread

As much as I would like for the fusions to have a smaller multiplier for transformations, not a single instance exists where that is implied. Well there's no instance where it's definitively disproven either (no "wow, [Gotenks/Vegetto] is dozens of times stronger than before now that he's gone Supe...
by Kaboom
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11591
Views: 936917

Re: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread

Whoops, these additional replies somehow escaped my notice for a few days. Here we go... A couple of questions: what's a "perfected" fusion dance and what sets it apart from the imperfect version? Are you referring to the failed fusions of skinny/fat Gotenks/Gogeta, or are you referring to a specifi...
by Kaboom
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11591
Views: 936917

Re: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread

Thanks for the insightful and helpful reply (compared to the reactions I received in another community that's somewhat more... myopic) . I was hoping that someone more familiar with the Fusion-involved fights from Super would comment on them, since I had a feeling this theory also lends itself well ...
by Kaboom
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11591
Views: 936917

Re: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread

Powar Levuls with Kaboom: The "Super-Strong Base Fusions" Experimental List Can't remember the last time I actually shared some power levels in a forum post, especially since I've just kept my main lists in my signature for so long now... but whatever. This is a little experiment I felt like puttin...
by Kaboom
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 28943
Views: 2200121

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

Matches Malone wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Why can't we get this Gohan in Super?
Because this Gohan is stronger than Goku and Vegeta.
by Kaboom
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Cell saga power level
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Cell saga power level

Two things... 1) We have a long-running dedicated thread over in the FanWorks subforum for the sharing and discussion of fan-made power levels, and these types of "scale" setups count as such. 2) That "3 times stronger" line is a dub-ism, not present in the original actual dialogue and so not counti...
by Kaboom
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you pay Funimation via Kickstarter for a redub of the full Dragon Ball media
Replies: 95
Views: 2898

Re: Would you pay Funimation via Kickstarter for a redub of the full Dragon Ball media

Given Funimation's track record over the latter half of Kai and now through Super... I doubt the resultant new dub would actually be good enough to be worth it. Even if the underlying translation was largely more faithful, you know they wouldn't be able to resist "punching up" their script like they...
by Kaboom
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11960
Views: 1125391

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

LoganForkHands73 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:29 pm
I get the feeling that TFS returning to DBZ Abridged for the Buu arc is an inevitability at this point.
Don't jinx it.
by Kaboom
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Deploy the Headcanon!
Replies: 88
Views: 2458

Re: Deploy the Headcanon!

Here's a few headcanon blasts from my direction, most of them the result of brainstorming for fanfic writing. Super Saiyan 3 is an unnatural transformation beyond the normal capabilities of the Saiyan's body, and it requires special circumstances to obtain. Goku got it by training in the afterlife w...
by Kaboom
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?
Replies: 49
Views: 1056

Re: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?

Okay, okay, point taken. Your entire goal here is to check out the English dub after already watching a good dub, because you want to compare the two out of curiosity. Fair enough, I can appreciate the "FOR SCIENCE" angle at work here. So in that case, my suggestion on how to watch the English dub i...
by Kaboom
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?
Replies: 49
Views: 1056

Re: Best way to watch the English Dub for the first time?

Question : What is the best way to watch English-dubbed Dragon Ball? Answer : Don't. That's my honest advice. Just don't. The overwhelming majority of English-dubbed Dragon Ball material is just plain awful in every objective and measurable sense. There is essentially nothing to gain by watching it...
by Kaboom
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did Trunks, Son Goten, & Gotenks Ever Master Super Saiyan?
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Did Trunks, Son Goten, & Gotenks Ever Master Super Saiyan?

Personally, I don't think they quite "mastered" it to the same extent that Goku and Gohan did in the Cell Arc (and that I believe Vegeta and Future Trunks likewise did soon after) . But I do think it comes more naturally to them by default, since they were basically born with the ability. Like, ther...
by Kaboom
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?
Replies: 84
Views: 1728

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

As I already stated, I'm only participating to show how pointless a thread like this is. Well as a moderator, I'm asking nicely for you to not do that. It isn't having whatever effect you hoped for, and ultimately serving no purpose but to make the discussion bitter and make you look like a jerk. S...
by Kaboom
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?
Replies: 84
Views: 1728

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

Incarnate , you're allowed to believe whatever you want about the subject. But this belligerent "you're all just in denial for disagreeing with what I've decided is true" routine is NOT going to fly, neither here nor in any other topic. Consider this a free, friendly, early warning to take it down ...
by Kaboom
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you still enjoy non-canon Dragon Ball content?
Replies: 112
Views: 2704

Re: Do you still enjoy non-canon Dragon Ball content?

"Canon" is almost entirely irrelevant to me, and it doesn't affect my enjoyment or consideration of things whatsoever. Inversely, if I've determined for myself that something is steaming garbage (like Super) , then I have no qualms about completely disregarding it, no matter how current it is or how...
by Kaboom
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?
Replies: 84
Views: 1728

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

Could it be that Gohan's hesitation and the loss of his confidence prompted the decrease? Mindset and fortitude are described as being aspects of ki according to one Toriyama interview iirc. Yeah, I'd definitely say that's a big part of it. Ki is just as much of a mental power as it is physical. Wh...
by Kaboom
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: When all is said and done, who was stronger: Super Perfect Cell or SSJ2 Gohan?
Replies: 84
Views: 1728

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

One important thing to remember is that Gohan didn't use only half his power to defeat Cell. When their Kamehameha clash started, Gohan was losing , badly and quickly, and there's even a direct line from Piccolo saying, "Gohan can't win, his ki is too weak." No, ultimately Gohan won by managing to s...
by Kaboom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where can Saiyan transformations go from here?
Replies: 40
Views: 1179

Re: Where can Saiyan transformations go from here?

If the best that even Toriyama can come up with anymore are cheap, lazy, unoriginal recolors of past forms, then I hope this is the end of new ones for a very long time. I'm fairly convinced that Toriyama used up the last of his form-designing creative juices with Super Saiyan God, since that was th...