Kataphrut wrote:It seems like there is a lot of controversy over Ribrianne. Personally, while I like her and enjoyed a lot of her first appearances, I think it's safe to say she wasn't used well in these last few episodes. She had no business getting involved with Goku when she still had unfinished business with 17 and Vegeta that would've been more compelling.
A lot of the hate for her does feel like it's rooted in macho bullshit (how dare they put this girly character in my manly man show!) which isn't constructive. However, it can't be denied that they mishandled her here, which is what's causing these arguments to flare up. Though the animation in her fight was fun, there was no dynamic with Goku and she just felt like she was there to give him something to do before Jiren showed up. That's another thing; by all objective measures, she's a way better character than Jiren, and yet who wasn't breathing a sigh of relief when it looked like he was going to take over the fight?
Honestly it seem to much rooted in looks and her character having a goofy side, that is why some of the Dislike I don't take to seriously, those that don't like her at an over the top level.
If these are her only really sins those are easy to get over, Time and Story usually heals that, I just think many fans are on the edge to see crazy overly powerful fights and want very little else right now being a Tournament, I think that is what roots in this too.
I just keep saying I think Fans need to have give more, not just ask more form Toei. We need to have patience and give the storytellers a Chance with Ribrianna like fans need to give that same chance to other New characters "Seem" have problems like Caulifla, Kale, Jiren and the Pride Troopers. If Not, then when will we give New Characters a chance?! Only when they are the Ideal of Perfect right off the bat?
Really they are infancy in character development going against Titans that have been around Hundreds of episodes and been with us for Decades.
Maybe We are the ones that need to have alittle Humility, Remember those times in the past watching Dragon Ball as kids and just asking the show to throw whatever Weird it can at us, we will enjoy it and give it time to progress. We seem to on edge all the time, everyone moment, to much to have fast and done facts to settle characters, Story needs to be honored.
But I feel that time is coming for many of them, the Special was the Hurtle that we had to get beyond. This is Because in the Special we Knew before then Goku or Jiren could no be ringed-out until they had their Big Fight. But NOW that is done, it is Free Reign and now every character is Up for Grabs to go or not. It is not just stalling until the fight happens anymore, the final act is here and I believe Ribrianne, Caulifla and Kale and others will have their Major Moments to develop more.
I Predicted that Ribrianne would survive the Special when many said No........I was RIGHT on that!
So with that, I feel with that Hurtle of the special finally out of the way, the next stage of her character will begin soon. I can always be wrong, but I feel the next few episode Ribranne will undergo some major character moments that will change her up cause now the stalling until the Goku-v-Jiren fight is over, the limits are now gone.
We will see but I have a decent belief in this.