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by Hades
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 8819
Views: 785734

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

AjayLikesGaming wrote:Image

C'mon Bubbles...really!
In Soviet Russia, monkey spanks you.
by Hades
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread
Replies: 34567
Views: 1472374

Re: The All-Purpose "Versus" Thread

Yog Sothoth appears on Earth 5 years after Cell.
by Hades
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fan Works Explosion
Replies: 14109
Views: 1335509

Re: Fan Works Explosion

by Hades
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why Were Villains Handled So Poorly in DBZ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2756

Re: Why Were Villains Handled So Poorly in DBZ?

Givent hat the Saiyans were Kid Buu Lite, I suspect "profit" was a secondary motive.
by Hades
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Besides, wasn't Dragonball ALREADY quite dark anyway with the main villains from Piccolo Daimao onward being utter sadists, with Buu Himself being a cosmic horror?
by Hades
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Before 9/11 people were cynical because of the cold war. At most, there was a brief optimistic period in the 90s in the western world thanks to the end of the cold war, that's all. None if this is true. At best it's pop psychology, and a reach at that. Back in the 30s, there was an even worse econo...
by Hades
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Thanks for the info. Besides, isn't Dragon Ball already "darker and edgier", with Piccolo Daimao, Freeza, Cell and Buu (the sort of thing that wouldn't be out of place in R'lyeh's depths)
by Hades
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why Were Villains Handled So Poorly in DBZ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2756

Re: Why Were Villains Handled So Poorly in DBZ?

I'd say Buu was handled best out of the lot: Ancient Horror that would have Freeza shit himself and actually lives up to that reputation (though were it up to me, I'd have had Buu's backstory be that it was created to be a weapon in DB's equivalent of Ragnarok)
by Hades
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

How old are you? Anti-heroes have been popular going as far back as the 70s. 9/11 didn't make people more cynical. Regardless, that wasn't my question to you, why do YOU want DB to be darker and edgier? If 9/11 didn't make people more cynical, the entire Bush Administration and the economic crisis ...
by Hades
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

@Abed As to the rise of cynicism in western popular culture, I suspect it's largely down to us living in a post-9/11 world and we have seen western governments betray their ideals in the name of national security, and this sort of view has only been compounded with the economic crisis and large sca...
by Hades
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Cards Against Dragonball
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Cards Against Dragonball

New one:

Freeza's one true wish is for _____
by Hades
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

@Abed As to the rise of cynicism in western popular culture, I suspect it's largely down to us living in a post-9/11 world and we have seen western governments betray their ideals in the name of national security, and this sort of view has only been compounded with the economic crisis and large scal...
by Hades
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Cards Against Dragonball
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Cards Against Dragonball

dbzfan7 wrote:Sounds awesome
Any other ideas for Cards Against Dragonball?
by Hades
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Speaking of Cosmic Horrors and BoBW, I'd have liked it if Freeza wasn't "the most powerful being in the universe", but a title he claimed for himself in his section of the universe, while it's implied that he's NOTHING in the grand scheme of things compared to other horrors of the universe that coul...
by Hades
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

That doesn't sound DB at all. Also Goku is legally retarded? How? Well, it could be argued that Q Who and BoBW "didn't sound trek at all", but they were some of the best ST episodes ever. Meanwhile, Goku took one hell of a hit to the head as an infant. Not really. I doubt Gohan has any resentment t...
by Hades
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

^That's really evil. I like it. But it might be too dramatic for Dragon Ball. Regardless of all the crap he had to take during his whole childhood, Gohan isn't resentful at all (even Nozawa comments on this character trait of him in an interview, saying that she thinks it's amazing that he doesn't ...
by Hades
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

What does "pure hearted" mean? Gohan is far from any definition, since he knowingly and sadistically tortured Cell, and Pure of heart is taken to mean severely mentally challenged (Goku thought marriage was food), which Gohan isn't. He has had to put up with being a living weapon since he was 4, an...
by Hades
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Cards Against Dragonball
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Cards Against Dragonball

Anyone interested?
by Hades
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Gohan would have been a better Majin than Vegeta. Come on, it would have been one hell of a twist where Babidi manipulate's Gohan's resentment towards his father for using him as a living weapon while abandoning him to the horrors of the universe (Namek, Cell) and ignoring him outright for 7 years ...
by Hades
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12079
Views: 636030

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Gohan would have been a better Majin than Vegeta. Come on, it would have been one hell of a twist where Babidi manipulate's Gohan's resentment towards his father for using him as a living weapon while abandoning him to the horrors of the universe (Namek, Cell) and ignoring him outright for 7 years a...