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by Zillamon51
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 4:3 vs 16:9 poll
Replies: 40
Views: 3811

Re: 4:3 vs 16:9 poll

DB/Z/GT shows: 4:3 OAR, so no picture is cropped. Movies: 16:9 OAR, as they were intended to be seen in theaters. DBZ Kai: 16:9. Since the whole point of the show is to refresh it for modern sensibilities, I actually wish Funi released the widescreen version. DB Super: 16:9. As a new production, I ...
by Zillamon51
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Could Majin Boo's Origins come from Universe 6?
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Could Majin Boo's Origins come from Universe 6?

Buu got jobbed to Beerus in BoG, and was completely absent in RF. He's a secondary character now, and we know what happens to them in DB. I wouldn't expect any further exploration of Buu going forward. He's just a speed bump now for super-strong villains, same as Krillin, Piccollo, Gohan, etc.
by Zillamon51
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Where did Kaio get Bubbles from?
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: Where did Kaio get Bubbles from?

He doesn't have to originate from Other World. King Kai could have acquired him from Earth or some other planet in the mortal realm that has monkeys.

As far as symbolism or whatever, perhaps he has something to do with the Chinese zodiac?
by Zillamon51
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The popularity of Freeza and catalyst for future villains
Replies: 41
Views: 2396

Re: The popularity of Freeza and catalyst for future villain

I don't get why people bitch about Freeza. Everyone's always clamoring for the Joker to come back, people are going to lose their shit when Darth Vader comes back, but Freeza reappearing every so often? "HE'S OLD, HE'S OVERUSED, WA HA HAAAAH!" You'd think he never left, and that there were no other ...
by Zillamon51
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Lets end this once and for all! Question to the BoG/FnF fans
Replies: 34
Views: 2153

Re: Lets end this once and for all! Question to the BoG/FnF

Yes. I don't care how or whether things fit in continuity, whether something originates with Toriyama or Toei, or endless canon debates. It's just a show, so I sit back and relax.
by Zillamon51
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone else not give a shit about the canon?
Replies: 66
Views: 4174

Re: Anyone else not give a shit about the canon?

DB is a franchise originally made for children, years ago, half a world away. I enjoy it for the action, fantasy, and quirky characters. But it was very obviously made up on the fly. Therefore, over-analyzing canon / continuity, power levels, inconsistencies in the fictional world, out whatever is a...
by Zillamon51
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Do you feel cheated?
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Do you feel cheated?

I felt cheated when I found out DBZ Kai would end with the Cell Saga, well after I had already begun buying the Volumes on Blu-ray. And I'm very disappointed it's taking so long to get the Buu Saga released Stateside. Funi really should have fast-tracked this. At this point, I may just say "Fuck it"...
by Zillamon51
Tue May 26, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Shouldn't Saiyans be Breatherians?
Replies: 15
Views: 1264

Re: Shouldn't Saiyans be Breatherians?

Ki is not an external power source to draw upon, like the sun is to Superman. It comes from within one's own body. If anything, people who generate that much power should have to eat a lot more. ALL the Z-warriors should scarf like Goku. Ki comes from the spirit as much as from the body. It's erron...
by Zillamon51
Tue May 26, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Shouldn't Saiyans be Breatherians?
Replies: 15
Views: 1264

Re: Shouldn't Saiyans be Breatherians?

Ki is not an external power source to draw upon, like the sun is to Superman. It comes from within one's own body. If anything, people who generate that much power should have to eat a lot more. ALL the Z-warriors should scarf like Goku.
by Zillamon51
Thu May 21, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Gohan beat the crap out of Vegeta
Replies: 63
Views: 5225

Re: Why didn't Gohan beat the crap out of Vegeta

Death in DBZ isn't ceasing to exist like in the real world, it's more like just moving really far away. Gohan knows Goku is off training with King Kai, having the time of his (after)life, and that if he remains good and strong they'll see each other again some day. Of course he'll miss his father, b...
by Zillamon51
Tue May 19, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Villain Fodder
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Villain Fodder

While I understand the story purpose of a former threatening figure "doing the job" to build up other characters that are beyond them, I don't care for how it's been used in DB. One of the reasons I'm excited for Resurrection F is the return of Freeza as the main antagonist. Hopefully it will wash a...
by Zillamon51
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why do fans prefer 4:3?
Replies: 30
Views: 3195

Re: Why do fans prefer 4:3?

I think Funimation did things bass ackwards. The original shows should be presented in 4:3, as they were originally made. I would have no problem with them panning & scanning DBZ Kai for 16:9 presentation, since that version of the show is altered / modernized anyway.
by Zillamon51
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why did Vegeta turn to stone when he self-destructed?
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Why did Vegeta turn to stone when he self-destructed?

I never got that. Not stone, but ash. He converted all of his ki into external energy, creating a nuke-like inferno. His body was rapidly burned to a cinder, then fell apart, like Sarah Connor in the T2 nightmare scene (which is regarded as the most scientifically accurate nuclear explosion ever pu...
by Zillamon51
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: For dub fans, how much of a deal breaker is Nozawa's Goku?
Replies: 146
Views: 9980

Re: For dub fans, how much of a deal breaker is Nozawa's Gok

I'm an English / dub fan. The two biggest hurdles to me enjoying the Japanese version are Goku's high-pitched, shriek-y voice; and the subtitles being written in hillbilly dialect. I also prefer the English voices for being more stylized and distinct, "cartoony" for lack of a better word. In Japanes...
by Zillamon51
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you like Freeza to survive FnF?
Replies: 80
Views: 3822

Re: Would you like Freeza to survive FnF?

Freeza is the iconic villain of the DB franchise. He's the Joker, the Lex Luthor, the Darth Vader of the story, even though later villains surpassed him in power and the writers resorted to using him as a jobber. I'm looking forward to seeing him retake his rightful place. While he must certainly be...
by Zillamon51
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Language Survey 2014 [COMPLETE]
Replies: 140
Views: 9377

Re: Language Survey 2014

English for me. I've tried watching the Japanese, but could never get into it.
by Zillamon51
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: 18 and 17's cybernetic design
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: 18 and 17's cybernetic design

It makes sense that their modifications were done very intrinsically, on a cellular or even genetic level, because Shenron couldn't reverse the process. As for their emotional states, Gero says he had recently modified them to make them easier to control. Of course, this didn't really work. When the...
by Zillamon51
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why do the Z-fighters never use King Kai's techniques?
Replies: 26
Views: 3866

Re: Why do the Z-fighters never use King Kai's techniques?

Not only does it make no sense that King Kai didn't train the other Z-Fighters in advanced techniques, it makes no sense that Goku himself never passed on any of his special moves. While training to face the Androids, or in the Time Chamber, he certainly should have taught at least Gohan to use Inst...
by Zillamon51
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Battle of Gods plothole?
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Battle of Gods plothole?

Based on a single viewing of BoG : - According to Whis, Beerus has a very poor track record when it comes to seeing the future, so this covers any plot holes. - Beerus' reason for setting his alarm: Wasn't he planning to kill Freeza? - When Beerus settled down for his nap, the original, unaltered ti...
by Zillamon51
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How Many Plan to Watch "Battle of Gods" in Theaters?
Replies: 126
Views: 10866

Re: How many plan to watch BOG in theaters?

Definitely. I haven't seen the movie yet. I always figured on either a U.S. Blu-ray or theatrical showing, so I'm thrilled it's going to be the latter. I'm glad it's going to be dubbed, as that's what I'm used to (I never could get into subbed DBZ).