"Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread

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Post by hardcorefakes » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:21 pm

HeroR wrote:Goku doesn't fit the definition of a Sue unless you're really loose with it.
Correct. The only sue in Dragon ball currently is Caulifla. :wink:

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Post by Kinokima » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:26 pm

hardcorefakes wrote:
HeroR wrote:Goku doesn't fit the definition of a Sue unless you're really loose with it.
Correct. The only sue in Dragon ball currently is Caulifla. :wink:
A sue is a self insert character. Perhaps Toriyama sees himself in Caulifla lol

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Post by Chuquita » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:37 pm

If Toriyama's got a self-insert anywhere it's Senbei Norimaki from Dr. Slump. He's the Toriyama to Mashirito's Torishima.
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Post by Miracles » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:45 pm

HeroR wrote:Oh look, another misused of Sue. This going to be standard this week, isn't it?
lol

What is a "Sue?"
Let me in on the geek terms please.
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Post by Chuquita » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:54 pm

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HeroR wrote:Oh look, another misused of Sue. This going to be standard this week, isn't it?
lol

What is a "Sue?"
Let me in on the geek terms please.
A flawless character who wins everything without any effort and is loved and fawned over by everyone in the cast. May have unique over the top special features about them. They're the ultimate in self-insert over indulgence.
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Post by precita » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:06 pm

Jiren is a Sue. He has no flaws.

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Post by Chuquita » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:14 pm

Based on what we currently know about Jiren, yeah I can see that.

If there's anywhere Jiren's lacking to complete the role it's his bland design. His physical appearance has no pizzazz to it. A Mary or Gary Sue usually looks "sexually attractive" on sight.
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Post by Hellspawn28 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:15 pm

I'm surprise that Potara is being allowed. I thought Goku would teach the fusion dance to them because Goku would want a good fight.
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Post by mfwlegend3 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:19 pm

Luso Saiyan wrote:I don't see the problem with Caulifla. I don't mind the character at all and in terms of attitude she makes a nice counter part to Cabba. It's only a pity that's she's 'tied' to Kale, a character that (just like the one she's based on) I can't stand at all.
This. From here on out, unless things change, whenever we see Caulifla, we're sure to see Kale along side her. I'd like to see both characters fleshed out more and not always seen as a set. Wishful thinking.

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Post by Luso Saiyan » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:22 pm

I just wished they had never made Kale a female Broly. It feels forced and pointless... Cheap pandering.

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Post by Chuquita » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:24 pm

Re: stuck

I think it's a Toriyama problem. They're stuck with each other the way Beerus and Whis are. The way Kid Trunks and Goten are. The way Gohan and Piccolo are.
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Post by Miracles » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:26 pm

Chuquita wrote:
Miracles wrote:
HeroR wrote:Oh look, another misused of Sue. This going to be standard this week, isn't it?
lol

What is a "Sue?"
Let me in on the geek terms please.
A flawless character who wins everything without any effort and is loved and fawned over by everyone in the cast. May have unique over the top special features about them. They're the ultimate in self-insert over indulgence.
Ah, gotcha. Thanks.
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Post by mfwlegend3 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:29 pm

Luso Saiyan wrote:I just wished they had never made Kale a female Broly. It feels forced and pointless... Cheap pandering.
Yeah, especially with how they rarely use her Broly mode to begin with. Had it just been her Controlled SS mode and her outfit didn't mirrior Broly's, I wouldn't have had much of a problem. But her whole appeal was intended for Broly fans, but even they despise her character.
Chuquita wrote:I think it's a Toriyama problem. They're stuck with each other the way Beerus and Whis are. The way Kid Trunks and Goten are. The way Gohan and Piccolo are.
Even those characters, excluding Goten and Trunks, have times where they separate from each other, though.

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Post by hardcorefakes » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:36 pm

Kinokima wrote:
hardcorefakes wrote:
HeroR wrote:Goku doesn't fit the definition of a Sue unless you're really loose with it.
Correct. The only sue in Dragon ball currently is Caulifla. :wink:
A sue is a self insert character. Perhaps Toriyama sees himself in Caulifla lol
They aren't only self inserts, btw. They tend to be, but not being a proper self insert does not completely invalidate sue-ness.

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Post by Kinokima » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:48 pm

hardcorefakes wrote:
Kinokima wrote:
hardcorefakes wrote:
Correct. The only sue in Dragon ball currently is Caulifla. :wink:
A sue is a self insert character. Perhaps Toriyama sees himself in Caulifla lol
They aren't only self inserts, btw. They tend to be, but not being a proper self insert does not completely invalidate sue-ness.

There is nothing Sueish about her you just don’t like the character. Mary Sue has got to be one of the most overused terms in fandom.

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Post by Tombstone1988 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:55 pm

Chuquita wrote:Based on what we currently know about Jiren, yeah I can see that.

If there's anywhere Jiren's lacking to complete the role it's his bland design. His physical appearance has no pizzazz to it. A Mary or Gary Sue usually looks "sexually attractive" on sight.
What? Are you saying you don't find his Arnold Schwarzenegger muscles, classic alien-like eyes and deadpan expression arousing? Clearly he's the Universe 11 equivalent of Adonis.
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Post by Chuquita » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:12 pm

Tombstone1988 wrote:
Chuquita wrote:Based on what we currently know about Jiren, yeah I can see that.

If there's anywhere Jiren's lacking to complete the role it's his bland design. His physical appearance has no pizzazz to it. A Mary or Gary Sue usually looks "sexually attractive" on sight.
What? Are you saying you don't find his Arnold Schwarzenegger muscles, classic alien-like eyes and deadpan expression arousing? Clearly he's the Universe 11 equivalent of Adonis.
Haha, seeing as 11's counterpart Universe 2 is all about beauty in the eye of the beholder I'm sure Jiren does have his in-universe and out of universe fans.

But man, it feels like he was designed to be the opposite of the handsome newcomer in both looks and personality.
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Post by Doctor. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:13 pm

precita wrote:Jiren is a Sue. He has no flaws.
His flaw is having no personality.

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Post by namekiansaiyan » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:15 pm

Doctor. wrote:
precita wrote:Jiren is a Sue. He has no flaws.
His flaw is having no personality.
He does have a personality but you don't like it.

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Post by perucho1990 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:15 pm

mfwlegend3 wrote:
Luso Saiyan wrote:I just wished they had never made Kale a female Broly. It feels forced and pointless... Cheap pandering.
Yeah, especially with how they rarely use her Broly mode to begin with. Had it just been her Controlled SS mode and her outfit didn't mirrior Broly's, I wouldn't have had much of a problem. But her whole appeal was intended for Broly fans, but even they despise her character.
Her slim ssj form basically saved Kale from becoming a failure, she is slowly becoming likeable, and I wont mind if she gets to survive Freeza due Caulifla sacrificing herself in the process and then moves on to the Final 10.

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