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by johnboy1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3840

Re: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...

ABED wrote:But Goku isn't a hero in the western sense.
You don't have to be a hero to decide that letting an extinction-level threat go willfully unchecked is the wrong thing to do. You just have to be a non-sociopath.
by johnboy1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3840

Re: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...

Really, when you get down to it, Goku is an awful person who just happened to do some good things. I mean, he and Vegeta are indirectly but deliberately responsible for the entirety of the Android/Cell arc by stonewalling the idea of hunting Gero down immediately after Trunks leaves. I know people h...
by johnboy1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3840

Re: Was the dub right to alter Goku's character?

Kamiccolo9 wrote:Is "almost gave him character depth!" really that good of a recommendation? That's damning with faint praise if I've ever seen it.
Except it damns Toriyama and Toei along with FUNi. Not a very charitable assessment all around.
by johnboy1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3840

Re: Was the dub right to alter Goku's character?

Yeah, the use of "was the dub right?" in the thread title was, unfortunately, going to raise some intense responses. It implies that a singular view must be correct, and thus implies that an argument needs to be had on which view that is. And then, more subtly, some people could easily see an implic...
by johnboy1
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3840

Re: Was the dub right to alter Goku's character?

One also has to take into account cultural translations. Not every bit of dialogue can be appropriately conveyed when translating to another country's audience; some examples come from attempts to translate some of Rooster Teeth's properties for audiences in Japan. That's why I said "as practical",...
by johnboy1
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 3840

Re: Was the dub right to alter Goku's character?

Ultimately, this question comes down to one's individual viewpoint on the nature of adaptation. Do you believe that a dub's sole job should be to reflect the original language as accurately as is practical? If so, then no, Goku's characterization in the dub is an inexcusable transgression. Any willf...
by johnboy1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: A critical ranking of 39 Dragon Ball games: Celebrating FighterZ's success!
Replies: 8
Views: 701

A critical ranking of 39 Dragon Ball games: Celebrating FighterZ's success!

For those who follow such things, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a rather important game: It is the most critically-acclaimed game to come out of the franchise, and by a wide margin. Not only that, but even in the larger context of video games in general, its reception is notably positive. It's not just a ...
by johnboy1
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 5710

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

ABED wrote:Baba Yaga Saga? I hope this doesn't catch on.
I do. It's hilarious.
by johnboy1
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 5710

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

Oops, I forgot something for my watch-through list: Between Battle of Gods and DBK 99, I would read the Viz release of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman , since it hasn't been adapted into animation (yet?). And kudos to Sani for making a Japanese equivalent. The inclusion of officially untranslated media ...
by johnboy1
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 5710

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

Personally, the best watch-through order for me is by release date. Specifically, this is a list of all officially dubbed/subbed material prior to Super in the proper order... [spoiler]DB 1-43 Curse of the Blood Rubies DB 44-70 Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle DB 71-118 Mystical Adventure DB 119-...
by johnboy1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I tried to make sense of the complicated and convolluted Dragon Ball Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 1559

Re: I tried to make sense of the complicated and convolluted Dragon Ball Canon

First, what would it mean for a story to not be its own canon? Second, look back at where the term originates. There's Biblical canon and from my research, the first time it was applied to a work of fiction was Sherlock Holmes. SAC Doyle never used the term. It was applied after the fact. It's safe...
by johnboy1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I tried to make sense of the complicated and convolluted Dragon Ball Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 1559

Re: I tried to make sense of the complicated and convolluted Dragon Ball Canon

Have any of Toriyama's stories ever acknowledge anything not written by him ? Did anyone say Kale looked like Broly when she transformed ? did anyone say that u6 Namakian looked like Slug ? Did anyone ask Sorbet why he didn't bring back Cooler ? Toriyama has said time and again that his new stories...
by johnboy1
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Toyatoro continue "AF" after "Super", will he connect both manga?
Replies: 20
Views: 1152

Re: If Toyatoro continue "AF" after "Super", will he connect both manga?

His AF manga is not very good in my opinion expect for the art work. He made West Kaioshin into the mother of Freeza and Coola which is probably the dumbest idea ever in my opinion. I sorta liked the idea. Freeza being a demigod combined with his family's despotic lifestyle would lead to exactly th...
by johnboy1
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you think the unseen androids were dressed?
Replies: 4
Views: 457

How do you think the unseen androids were dressed?

Looking at the designs of Androids 8, 9, and 13 through 20, it's safe to say that Dr. Gero's fashion sense was... eccentric, to say the least. So, that poses the question: What travesties were the unseen androids forced to wear? Personally, I see Android 12 in a red pirate-style getup, complete with...
by johnboy1
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist
Replies: 122
Views: 9435

Re: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist

But here's the thing. If there are 15 npc's that are easy to kill, then a time limit shouldn't matter. If you have to defeat 6 relatively difficult NPC's, then a time limit should matter because it forces you to not only be smart about fighting, but to develop your strategies against such enemies a...
by johnboy1
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist
Replies: 122
Views: 9435

Re: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist

If you have infinite time to kill 15 easy npc's, then there's no agency to it, and you shouldn't be reward much for doing that. Beating, say, Piccolo, GOku and all them within a limited time is supposed to be a challenge. Having infinite time to get it done won't be any challenge at all. I don't ca...
by johnboy1
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist
Replies: 122
Views: 9435

Re: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist

Time Limits in Patrol Quests are just a given. Having infinite time to complete a side thing just seems pointless. No, that's specifically what I want removed. Giving us a time limit when we've got to defeat 15 characters is just another example of fake difficulty. You're fighting the same terrible...
by johnboy1
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist
Replies: 122
Views: 9435

Re: Xenoverse 2 Wishlist

I only have two wishes for XV2: 1.) No super armor. Ever. For any reason. If I hit you with a strong attack, you will stagger. End of. 2.) No time limits, or if there are time limits, running out doesn't cost you the match. Instead, it results in a score penalty and/or no Ultimate Finish. Basically,...
by johnboy1
Thu May 28, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11206
Views: 701136

Re: The Official Unofficial Power Levels Thread

Yeah, the way battle power accrues over multiple opponents is clearly not linear. The probability of any number of fighters beating a single opponent decreases vastly as the gap between their (strongest) battle power and the opponent's grows. Really, it would appear that a higher battle power render...
by johnboy1
Thu May 28, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Resurrection F Box Office - $64.8 million Worldwide
Replies: 755
Views: 56939

Re: Resurrection F Box Office Thread

That fear is less likely partially BECAUSE the ratings system is a 'self policing' system which gets the government off their back. And remember, the group that gives out the ratings is not a third party. The MPAA is a trade association specifically setup to advance the goals of the six major studi...