Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

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Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by coola » Sun May 05, 2019 6:17 am

In Dragon Ball Evolution, Mai was one of major antagonists, helping Piccolo in his quest. In Super she returns along with Pilaf gang, she developes crush on Trunks, and in Future Trunks future she is very important character. I can't help but think it is thanks to Evolution Mai role became bigger in Super.
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Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by Cipher » Sun May 05, 2019 12:18 pm

Feels more like something born coincidentally out of the Pilaf gang's role in Battle of Gods, and Toriyama just continuing to run with the gags he wrote for her and Trunks in that film.

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Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by Tai Lung » Sun May 05, 2019 12:31 pm

coola wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:17 am
In Dragon Ball Evolution, Mai was one of major antagonists, helping Piccolo in his quest. In Super she returns along with Pilaf gang, she developes crush on Trunks, and in Future Trunks future she is very important character. I can't help but think it is thanks to Evolution Mai role became bigger in Super.
it's something very different to relate it, more it seems a reference to GT with goku returning to make a child because of pilaf.

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Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by Rakurai » Sun May 05, 2019 2:02 pm

Tai Lung wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:31 pm

it's something very different to relate it, more it seems a reference to GT with goku returning to make a child because of pilaf.
Well... the old Pilaf gang design (before they reverted to kids) is actually based on their GT designs.

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Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by wolflonnie » Tue May 07, 2019 3:23 am

My impression is that he either liked the character and wanted to write more for her, or he wanted to return to a more DB-esque feeling so he stumbled upon Mai.

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Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by TobyS » Tue May 07, 2019 9:07 am

Well DBE was So bad it made him return to writing DB for BoG.

He included the pilaf gang in BoG.

So their later appearances are obviously just follow on from that, but as for why he included them in BoG in the first place, it's very plausible that DBE was what reminded him of them be that consciously or not.

However when working on BoG he mistook SS3 for 2 and embarrassedly went and reread the manga, so by rereading it of course he'd see the whole pilaf gang in the first chapter...

So in a roundabout way... Kinda...?
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Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by Tai Lung » Thu May 09, 2019 12:42 am

Rakurai wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Tai Lung wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:31 pm

it's something very different to relate it, more it seems a reference to GT with goku returning to make a child because of pilaf.
Well... the old Pilaf gang design (before they reverted to kids) is actually based on their GT designs.
well technically the movie does this before that in the manga but if that is basically the idea.

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Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Post by DragonBallFoodie » Thu May 09, 2019 5:33 pm

No, I think it was the gag in Battle of Gods with Mai and Trunks that enabled her to appear in Super.
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