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by Regarder
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38722
Views: 3243056

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

We've seen energy stealing before from Yakon and the Androids, but we've never seen anyone using energy steal on such a mastered level before. So Moro has OP Lvl.100 energy stealing in the same way that Goku and Vegeta have OP Lvl.100 fighting power. The energy drain is a nice touch but please let h...
by Regarder
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/29/21!)
Replies: 2216
Views: 295364

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/18!)

So from the perspective Tavarano is promoting, is Dragonball a secretly cynical work or a secretly nihilist work? Stuff from Toriyama about their being "no message" clearly conflicts with other stuff from Toriyama about "poison", or maybe we have to just take this one level up, and get meta, going f...
by Regarder
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: All Systems Goku (Giant Bomb side podcast)
Replies: 107
Views: 24213

Re: All Systems Goku (Giant Bomb side podcast)

What makes you think that? They love the humor the most in DBZ. I feel like they have trouble getting used to the different tone in the Buu saga, compared to the rest of Z. And I'd argue that tonally Dragon Ball is a lot more like the Buu Saga, than the rest of Z, don't you think? Yeah but if you'v...
by Regarder
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 29147
Views: 2306641

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

Kamiccolo9 wrote:"Oh now you won't! "


Sigh....
It's weird because there are tons of english speakers who would be willing to correct the translations for free.
by Regarder
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did Whis Actually Help Against Broly?
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

Re: Did Whis Actually Help Against Broly?

they're incapable of busting the Earth even though they're both as strong as Hakaishin in raw might. In Dragonball attacks can get stronger without blowing up more stuff. I wouldn't use real world reasoning. An attack from Gogeta that only creates a 10 meter wide explosion is vastly more lethal tha...
by Regarder
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Anyone see Geekdom's ssj3 Goku couldn't beat Buu video?
Replies: 11
Views: 3440

Re: Anyone see Geekdom's ssj3 Goku couldn't beat Buu video?

The thing about those two reasons are that they are placed there to prevent Goku from defeating Buu. If ssj3 couldn't handle Buu on it's own there would be no reason to place weakness on the form. In the three times ssj3 confronts Buu a new weakness is created to prevent the person from killing Buu...
by Regarder
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Anyone see Geekdom's ssj3 Goku couldn't beat Buu video?
Replies: 11
Views: 3440

Re: Anyone see Geekdom's ssj3 Goku couldn't beat Buu video?

Toriyama makes two statements in the manga that FP ssj3 would have beat Buu and neither are contradicted seems open and shut to me But isn't the question whether Goku could go full power? Wouldn't he have used up all his time on Earth considering he was already burning through it super fast just pl...
by Regarder
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/29/21!)
Replies: 2216
Views: 295364

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/18!)

Something I just noticed while re-reading through a small bit of the Buu Arc (Chapters 442 and 443): So, while they're at the Tournament, Videl is getting destroyed by Spopovich, which causes Gohan to rage out and become a Super Saiyan next to all of the other fighters (destroying his bandana in th...
by Regarder
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Mr. Master Roshi Chucking The Electric Rice Cooker Containing Piccolo Daimaō Into A Volcanic Pit...
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Mr. Master Roshi Chucking The Electric Rice Cooker Containing Piccolo Daimaō Into A Volcanic Pit...

Molten lava's temperatures are too extreme for anything to survive short of having an insulator protecting you and only being in momentary contact with the substance. Piccolo Daimou's flesh and muscles would quickly carbonise before he even realises where he is. Best case scenario for him is that h...
by Regarder
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Goku able to beat Freeza before he turned Super Saiyan?
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: Was Goku able to beat frieza before he turned super Saiyan?

To take this further, if Goku and Vegeta were totally out of character and teamed up then Goku could have taught Vegeta Kaioken. The point is: Vegeta with only the powerlevel of 18,000 from his first appearance could boost up past first form Frieza with Oozaru using Kaioken x4, which would be 720,00...
by Regarder
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Goku able to beat Freeza before he turned Super Saiyan?
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: Was Goku able to beat frieza before he turned super Saiyan?

With the way the story went there's nothing he could have done. If you allow for the same power he was then but a somewhat altered scenario then there is a small chance to beat Frieza without Super Saiyan. The only way a Goku of that power could beat Frieza would be if A: he had the Dragonballs wish...
by Regarder
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Mr. Master Roshi Chucking The Electric Rice Cooker Containing Piccolo Daimaō Into A Volcanic Pit...
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Mr. Master Roshi Chucking The Electric Rice Cooker Containing Piccolo Daimaō Into A Volcanic Pit...

If in an alternate reality of Dragon Ball , the Turtle Hermit had thrown the Electric Rice Cooker housing the likes of the infamous Piccolo Daimaō into a pit full of lava, would Piccolo Daimaō have survived? It would have melted the container freeing Piccolo from whatever dimension is inside, and t...
by Regarder
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - Dragon Ball New Age
Replies: 2737
Views: 345394

Re: Fanmanga - Dragon Ball New Age

I just want to reiterate how glad I am this is coming back.
by Regarder
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 29147
Views: 2306641

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

Cell's absorption is non-linear at least, because absorbing all of those humans took him from being weaker than Piccolo to being on par with Android 16, but it can't be that non-linear otherwise there'd be no point absorbing the Androids in the first place. It's either Cell is being dumb (villains a...
by Regarder
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 29147
Views: 2306641

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

First, without their suits, Heliotes are likely just as strong as a normal human so let's be honest, Your point about Cell still stands, as Cell is so far above them, but I just want to point out that although the Heliotes are relatively weak in terms of the other characters, in human terms they sh...
by Regarder
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Character interactions are stale
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: Character interactions are stale

I definitely feel that staleness in regards to Goku and Vegeta. They've been circling the same beats since the end of the Boo arc, but with none of Vegeta's end of arc acceptance that actually made said dynamic interesting. Broly just plays the same old beat all over: they don't want to team up, bu...
by Regarder
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Character interactions are stale
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: Character interactions are stale

I feel like the Vegeta and Goku relationship is interesting because we've got to see a Vegeta that is comfortable hanging around Goku now that he's mellowed out enough. In the original manga there's no way he would have ever trained with him but now he does. Obviously there's only so far you can tak...
by Regarder
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 29147
Views: 2306641

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

I wonder how often Ginyu has done this "Ring a Ring o' Roses" move where he ends up back in his original body.

"A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down!"
by Regarder
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 29147
Views: 2306641

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

I'm just scratching my head while wondering "How?", at no point in the previous page is looks like he used the "Change" ability... Fake-outs like that are quite typical in manga, where the characters don't see something so the audience doesn't either, but... it's hard to imagine how you'd miss the ...
by Regarder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was a statement just put out that SSJ3 Goku = Boohan!?
Replies: 70
Views: 6821

Re: Was a statement just put out that SSJ3 Goku = Boohan!?

This entire situation is why when you have a story that depends on power escalation, power scaling actually is important (not fake fan powerlevels, but a clear and consistent power hierarchy by the author), and getting it wrong fucks up the story. Goku's actions are more or less forgiveable based on...