He clearly cares about some characters way more than others.Michsi wrote:]
I disagree, because I don't think Toriyama particularly cares that much about any character, despite claiming he has favorites. If he comes up with a compelling story for Piccolo, I think he'll use it, but if not, he won't rack his brain to develop one.
17 being written out makes little difference since we also have Roshi as a similar example. He's been put on the bench since the Piccolo arc but he hasn't disappeared. Yet there he was, in a tournament with the universes strongest fighters and outlasting Krillin and Tenshinhan.
I doubt Toriyama thinks a story and Goku and Vegeta just happen to fit in it for example,they are by defaut involved because Toriyama wants them to be involved,not because they fit in the story or anything like that.
17 was Piccolo's last relevant fight so that clearly shows how little he cares about Piccolo when his last relevant opponent gets plenty of spotlight while he goes out of his way to hummiliate Piccolo.
Eh thats an exaggeration he got one moment with the SBC and that was it,he was even sidelined in the majority of the fight,i am sure people are asking to return to the status he had during the Freeza and Cell arcs.Granted considering that he was pretty much a joke character in the Buu arc,i guess thats an upgrade in this case.Marlowe89 wrote:
I'm not sure what's typically requested from the character in these discussions myself. I personally love Piccolo, and if people are asking for flashy spotlight moments, they got plenty of that in the Universe Survival arc. His treatment in general was much better compared to the Buu arc.
Strength-wise, I don't think the guy needs to be rivaling the show's top dogs to have prominence. That could certainly be interesting if done well, but it's another one of those things that isn't exactly necessary by itself.
Of course this topic has been made and being talked about a lot of times already and its already been said what can be said about the matter but i don't see why they something that will most likely never happen is being talked about outside of the sake of discussion.