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by Yuli Ban
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I believe Super Saiyan 4 started a trend of over-designed, fan-fictiony forms
Replies: 39
Views: 4788

Re: ss4 started trend of overdesigned fan fictiony forms

SSJ2 was lazy SSJ upgrade that is completely forgotten by staff and was never memorable except for one fight in Cell saga I find it odd how people say that SS2 was forgotten because of Toriyama's comments back in 2013, especially considering in the Super anime, SS2 is actually the most prominent "c...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball Get Lucky?-The Good Faith Version.
Replies: 21
Views: 3201

Re: Did Dragon Ball Get Lucky?-The Good Faith Version.

Did Star Wars get lucky? What about Harry Potter? In these cases, they were in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. What's more, they weren't doing it quite the same as some others. In the mainstream (and we're talking lowest common denominator mainstream), having that extra elem...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku and Gohan should've been Vegans
Replies: 38
Views: 5568

Re: Goku and Gohan should've been Vegans

So in your opinion, people who eat meat enjoy watching the mass murder of innocents? Guess I am a madman in real life, then... No, what I said was that Goku and Gohan have no problem with innocent animals getting killed and turned into food, heck they were seen killing a lot of them in the show the...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14274
Views: 921463

Re: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread

I've been playing through Xenoverse 2 lately, and while it is addicting, it's also so incredibly shallow. Every PQ is the same now: start with full ki, go Super Vegeta, start spamming Gigantic Roar and Supernova Cooler, and then close to the end, start using Z capsules for health regen and power, an...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?
Replies: 128
Views: 14219

Re: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?

I mean that you have to wait weeks for the episodes to air. I know how a DVR works. The economics of watching on cable are silly. It costs how much for a small cable package for a single month? Now compare that with a single month of FUNi's service which has the entire back catalog. With a cable pa...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 73925
Views: 4437266

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" On-Going Discussion Thread

Fans are now not needed to keep the franchise alive. I don't think it works like that. DBS: Broly literally exists because of the Internet and Broly's sheer popularity on it, and to some that movie is the best part of Super. DBS: Broly is literally proving my statement, though. The official company...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of Mai being paired up with Trunks?
Replies: 34
Views: 4171

Re: What do you guys think of Mai being paired up with Trunks?

I remember my thoughts in Battle of Gods. "I dunno, man, it's gettin' pretty hokey." Oooooh, that relationship doesn't work. Ask me who Trunks ought to go with, or at least what type he'd work with, and Mai is not the person I'd ever suggest. I don't particularly ship Trunks and Goten because I've a...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 196367

Re: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread

Here's a classic what-if:
What if Son Goku utilized the power of the 7 Chaos Emeralds?
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by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 73925
Views: 4437266

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" On-Going Discussion Thread

Can't wait to see how they fuck it up. More recolors? Return of Bardock? A vast expanse of bad ideas awaits. Maybe Broly becomes canon, wouldn't that just be great ? Gee, I wonder if anyone has quoted this yet. Ah, I love reading through the first few dozen pages of this thread. Such wide-eyed opti...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?
Replies: 128
Views: 14219

Re: Will Toonami survive without new Dragon Ball Content?

I mean, they could always start airing Dragon Ball. Just run through the OG series to hold them off until something comes up.

"But Yuli Ban, that's not new content."

It is for a distressingly large number of people.
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life
Replies: 50
Views: 4759

Re: Does Dragon Ball takes priority

Why would I let a children's comic serial take priority over my life?
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Concept: "Strongest Under Heaven"
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: I've been toying around with a story concept that takes up a lot from Dragon Ball

I see ... have you borrowed some concepts from the original series like the Saiyan race ... but in any case ... what makes a Saiyan a Saiyan? I guess that monkey's tails, power, ruffled hair and interest in battles in that sense are the same but anyway you have worried about giving it its own chara...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 196367

Re: The All-Purpose "What-If " Thread

I've had some what-ifs on the brain. Several of them are rooted in "Shen" versions of characters, which just means they arbitrarily have strength from a later point in the story. I.e. "Shen Gohan" circa Ginyu fight is Son Gohan post-Freeza. This means Gohan after he recovered from the battle with th...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Broly ranked by CBR as most berseker self-destructive anime heri=o
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Re: Broly ranked by CBR as most berseker self-destructive anime heri=o

But I don't think a Saiyan has nearly destroyed himself from power overload as far as I know. The most prominent Saiyan of the series did. Twice, in fact. The thing is, he did so via kaioken rather than any Super Saiyan transformation. First time, however, he didn't exert his body so far that he wa...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 70
Views: 3467

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

Movie 11 is subpar for me, but not for the reasons people think. In fact, a couple years ago, I even ran down the reasons why Bio-Broly is a lot of things that Dragon Ball fans had been asking for (and, to an extent, are still asking for). The biggest reasons why it's a let-down is because of the ti...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 3626

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

This is something that was touched upon in the series itself, but never expanded because the whole ordeal about power levels had long since passed: does power level only mean "of that whole person?" Like, does the Farmer with a power level of 5 Freeza Paps have that power because of his shotgun or ...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 3626

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

Or worse, they treat everything like a card game and act like any attack from a weaker character is negated in the long run. Related: the 90s version of these was REALLY popular in my school back in the day. It probably didn't help. https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-0kvv9/images/stencil/1280x1280/pro...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB
Replies: 45
Views: 2847

Re: Nostalgia for the so-called dark ages of DB

I feel a similar way. I got into DB the "era" before you, midway through its OG FUNimation dubbing, so I experienced the series as if it were a new thing still happening (as far as I knew). The period after that between 2005 and 2012 was initially disappointing. At first, I didn't really care. I had...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Petition to use SS, not SSJ, as an abbreviation for Super Saiyan
Replies: 60
Views: 2418

Re: Petition to use SS, not SSJ, as an abbreviation for Super Saiyan

The general gist I'm getting from this thread is that the 90s dub wrecked a lot of stuff.
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 3626

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

In Dragon Ball fandom of the early through mid-90s, Power Levels were INSANELY apocryphal, at best. They in NO way dominated the discourse around the series NEARLY to the extent that they did, hell even by the late 90s, much less today. This is something that ought to be hammered home, especially w...