And that in no way explains Vegeta who was a colossal prick most of his life and still became a Super Saiyan, but only did so after knocking up Bulma. So once again, the flaws in this argument are exposed.AnimeNation101 wrote: No. Reading up on the interview tells you that only having a gentle spirit can increase your S-Cell number. So even if Bardock didn’t have that many S-Cells (but it can be assumed Gine did have more than the averge saiyan due to her gentle nature), Goku built up S-Cells due to his gentle nature. So by the time Gohan was born, he inherited many S-Cells from his father and due to his already gentle nature plus the S-Cells from his father, he got SSJ quicker. And the same thing with Goten.
And once again, that's still not the case. Toriyama isn't his own boss, because he's not self-employed. And he didn't get to do whatever he wanted with Super. Toei set him up with a team of writers and directors so Toriyama could work off them and they could keep him on point and help keep things relatively smooth throughout DBS' run.AnimeNation101 wrote: At the time he’s been contradicted by editors was at the time he wasn’t the boss of his own story. He had to get his ideas checked. Now he’s the top boss of his own story and can add whatever lore bits he wants. Sure, people still go over what he writes and edits it a bit to fit something like a tv series or movie, but for stuff like writing manga like DBMinus, no one could change or edit it. It was only Toriyama’s thing. And as we all know, its canon. Its the same with how he’s speaking. He doesn’t;t have to create a whole story just to add lore bits and editors and such can’t check or change what he’s saying because he isn’t making a story. He’s outright tell people how certain things work in his own story.
So in the context of S-Cells, they’re canon until retconned.
And actually, Toriyama does need to add it into the series lore itself for it to be part of the canon. Just him speaking of the concept in an interview doesn't hold any meaning nor any weight within the series itself. Until it's actually introduced into the series, then it's just a thought he was having and nothing more.