Why is Dr. Rota called doctor?

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Why is Dr. Rota called doctor?

Post by hold3n » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:25 pm

His ability is...
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Re: Why is Dr. Rota called doctor?

Post by Yomi » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:49 pm

Maybe he has a Ki scalpel of some sort? :? That can cut up people's organs without them knowing it.
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Post by Polyphase Avatron » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:50 am

He can heal people.

But his ability is bugged like in Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, where when he uses heal on his opponents it kills them instead.
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Post by Lionel » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:04 am

We don't know. He latched himself onto Prum to restrain him while exclaiming how he would finally show why he's called "doctor". If I had to guess, his ability likely had something to do with biology or science. Off the top of my head, the only other doctor type fighter in the show was Gero, and he was more of a scientist than a physician. Maybe the scalpel idea wasn't too far off from the truth; a combination of that with some biological agents like what Lavender used might have been what Rota specialised in.

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Post by gohan_black » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:38 am

his ability is to being one less fighter for toei to invest on

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Post by BlueBasilisk » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:42 am

He has a doctorate in pain and a Ph.D in dance.

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Post by GodKaio-Ken » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:25 am

Ill tell you why he's called Dr. Rota!!! *keyboard breaks*

We may never know. When the season is released on video there should be an extra feature explaining why he's Dr. Rota lol
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Post by apex_pretador » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:36 am

Because he has a special ability Ph.D.
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Post by Kanious » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:19 pm

his ability was to piss everyone off because many of us were curious and hyped about this character and he ended being a bluff.

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Post by Doctor. » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:56 pm

He can heal himself. Explains how he got up after he got sniped.

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Post by Whatever » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Doctor. wrote:He can heal himself. Explains how he got up after he got sniped.

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Post by Arugela » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:58 pm

Considering the proverbial statement is, "doctor heal thyself," indicating he can't or doesn't, it's suspect. Although it could be they actually let him to be ironic. That or he just heals others. Or he's a doctor in some sort of study... Maybe he's a doctor in saiyan and namek culture?!

Stil have no idea why they didn't just use him and let him use his abilities in combat... It's kind of stupid to introduce him and not do that much. They do that way too much atm. It's kind of annoying as it's a massive waste for something that shouldn't be that hard.

Maybe it's like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKuzwPOefs For some weird reason this song came into my head while reading this. I don't know why but there is usually a connection to something...

They should take old songs like this and use them for inspiration for episodes and powers on some level(Although I'm sure they do to some extent.) Could be interesting and make good pacing for a martial arts show. This could have been tien and krillin in an episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcWVL4B-4pI Would have worked perfectly with all of the female characters and the quickly rotating sun.(Maybe they could use this for the jiren take down!) They could have actually highlighted that instead of just it getting stood on... Or did I miss something obvious.

The 70's feel would go amazing with Dragon ball. Most of the bigger anime series originated in this period.

Edit: Maybe the tournament will suddenly empty too quick and they will let everyone back in for a final finale with more intense fighting.
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Post by Torturephile » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:02 pm

Doctor is his first name. Rota is his middle/second name.

There was a dentist called Dr. James E. Rota in L.A.
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Post by GodKaio-Ken » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:23 pm

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rota

He's an island in the Pacific used to attack Guam apparently. I was trying to find out if "Rota" had any special meaning lol
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Post by KingKaash » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:54 pm

I'm not gonna lie, I cracked up when I saw Dr. Rota get sniped :lol: I thought he might be dead. I truly do wonder what his ability is. Maybe he was about to self destruct on Prum. And then somehow he can regenerate himself back to life

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Post by Arugela » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:02 pm

Maybe we all missed the obvious and his ability is to magically get hit by any and all abilities in the area while trying to state his ability! It's not uncommon in games to have a draw all fire ability..
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Post by TekTheNinja » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:10 pm

Because he didn't get his P.H.D. just to be known as "Mr. Rota", now did he?
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Re: Why is Dr. Rota called doctor?

Post by Arugela » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:22 am

Is there anything that would help deduce any powers he might have.

1. He's a red warthog with a brown Mohawk(Mohawk's are normal for a warthog though. Or is that not a normal warthog hairdo?)
2. He has a black cloak with a white string around it. It looks like a white or black mages possibly.(Or is that based on something Asian like a specific martial arts garmet?)
3. He has yellow glasses that look like they are from the 60's. (interestingly they actually drew his glasses with strings all the way around his ears instead of just normal glass frames. don't know if that matters. BTW, I'm not sure if they drew his glasses the same way in every scene. It looks like they did for the most part though.)
4. He has plane green pants with brown shoes..
5. In one scene he has white hair.
6. He has a blue mouth and/or tongue as far as I can tell.
7. He possibly has a thing for giving his enemies hugs.(not sure about lolipops though. I suspect those would normally be given after he's done.)
8. He has 5 fingers on each hand, although that might not matter in the anime, and oddly normal looking feet or shoes.. You might almost suspect he should have hooves.
9. When hit hard enough he gets red veins in his eyes. So we know he likely has red blood.

Anything that looks like it should mean anything in dragon ball lore or in general? Anything we should be understanding from his appearance or voice or actions about his perceived character?

I'm assuming the way he dies is a reference to something or another, but I have no idea of any specifics. What makes him what he is? Is this a joke about a specific character in another anime or some trope type thing about a character? Or is there more too it?

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Is it possible his power is to analyse a characters abilities somehow? Maybe he has to hug them and give them a physical... Or is he there just to annoy people with his doctor like mentality?

This article came to a similar conclusion:
https://otakukart.com/dragonballsuper/d ... ty-theory/
Champa might’ve seen Dr. Rota’s potential when he’ll be paired with Hit. Hit is an assassin, but it is impossible that Hit will know every creature’s body and their weak spots. Unluckily for Dr. Rota, Hit likes to work alone. It was also seen that Gohan was hurt after he fought with Dr. Rota. (It was not shown, but it was implied). The fight was not shown to make things more interesting. But…yeah. Whatever.
I didn't think about using him with Hit. That potentially makes sense. Maybe later when Hit is potentially paired with someone this will be brought out when or if he can't figure out an unusual enemies weak point for using his techniques.

Interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-yD8yUMzv8
In this clip, after Dr. rota was hit it is shown a hole was formed in the ground. Was this deflection of the sniper bullet thing? If so did this happen with any other attack with the sniper thing?! Maybe his ability is deflection in some way... That could explain how he survived. He deflected and acted like he was dead(Actually I think it nearly killed him and injured him by looking at his red veiny eyes afterwords). I'm assuming it's like that final fantasy spell that gives you x rounds to deflect all magic attacks(The spell is called, "Reflect."). Maybe he could deflect attacks for the group or those he's around on top of himself if this is true. Actually, watching it more closely I think the sniper bullet almost overpowered any such deflection,which could explain why he's made it this far, and Vegeta's blast simply overpowered it completely. But he could still have analysis abilities. Maybe he's like a Tien with more focused skills sets.

Edit: I've rewatched the entire episode and haven't seen anyone else do this. Lots of rocks are shot but no mysterous holes in the ground after a person is hit directly. Was Dr. rota near any other of his team mates when they mysteriously had any attacked miss or be deflected in an odd way? I'm uncertain which episodes he was in thus far. There might be subtle hints as to his powers. I would imagine healing is one as he healed from the hit potentially. The original rules in english are only, "No weapons that are not techniques, and no healing items!" I'm assuming this means no use of healing items as Krillin may have had someone him the entire time if he had some to heal roshi. Or he got them back after he returned to his seat after being defeated.
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Post by sintzu » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:59 am

I think it might be some plot point being saved for later, maybe as a joke at the end of the tournament.
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Post by Arugela » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:37 am

I was just reading this:
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HolyKnightPrime 0 points 11 days ago

Sucks that Vegeta did that. At least let another char from another universe that isn't u6/u9 shine.

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[–]netrunui 5 points 11 days ago

Rota is U6 though...
A little of topic, but it made me think. Are U6 and U7 working together. And if so maybe they are very consciously trying to force a tie for some reason to extend the tournament and buy everyone more time to get zeno to change his mind. He seems to be doing this out of boredom as a child. So maybe goku and them think they can entertain them enough to undo or stop the destruction in an official way and convince zeno it's not needed. Did the Dr. Rota elimination even the numbers? They seem to be tied consistently. Maybe this is very much on purpose. Or on the extreme end maybe rota positioned himself on purpose to get eliminated... It's odd the two universes with the most are the most connected from the viewers standpoint and we know to some extent are helping each other and it is being hinted constantly they are doing this. Maybe they are making a team effort believable and even taking out themselves in order to keep up the appearance. And possibly in a way leaving themselves open with the best team mates left to finish. Roshi was observing attacks to collect enemy abilities. Maybe they already finished doing this and he left after not being needed anymore for his tasks. I for some reason won't be shocked if in the end this all turns out to be highly coordinated and planned off screen per say or in an unspoken way between most of the fighters. They all know each others abilities and how they work and have done this in the past. And goku literally can read minds.

On the other note there is the whole zeno being child like. When he was annoyed by one of the GoD he stopped acting like a child for a second. How much of this is an act and how much is just him?!

And I think I might be correct about rotas ability to deflect techniques thrown at him. He's the only one who actually had a shot clearly deflected. Even vegeta and goku were hiding.
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