Very good post.Shaddy wrote:I think the more important distinction... and to the intelligence of the people you're arguing with.
What happens in Heroes isn't a story so much as just a collection fights and things happening. It's not even a sequence of events, since that implies moving from point A to B to C. In Heroes, it's more like you move from point A to Z to G, to Q etc. Just random "cool" things happening.
I think what you might be getting at, truly getting at, is the fact that this is all so straightforward. There haven't been forks in the road or any twists. It's just "there's a bad guy, he uses magic, let's fight the bad guy, bad guy uses magic". I don't really care about the type of magic he's using like so many others seemingly do; I care that the story just isn't doing anything interesting. He's not interesting. I don't think this arc has even stated its thesis yet.Miracles wrote:So far I'm not liking this arc. This chapter especially...Doesn't seem Toriyama-like. Correct me but the magic doesn't seem to have that goofy Toriyama flavor. Just absorbing and flinging the energy back does seem like Toyotaro is writing this arc. There is no diversity, Vegeta is talking a little too much for me about being a hero; caring for the well being of Namekians. Vegeta using a feint on Moro could be a call back to his classic Android 19 heyday where he pretended he had no energy. Or maybe Piccolo goading Cell to talk...Still I'm not feeling this.
With the Universe Survival Arc, we got it pretty quickly. Teamwork vs Solitude. Trunks arc was God vs Man. Etc. I have no idea what this arc is doing, and after these first 3 chapters, I don't really care what it's doing either.