Saiga wrote:Yeah, I've seen people say that isn't about strength but fighting skills. Though I really don't buy that, because it's not like Goku is lacking in skill compared to either of them.
New question: is there anything that explicitly contradicts the Daizenshuu's claim that Goten's battle power is equal to Gohan's?
Well, there's this:
Chapter: 427 (DBZ 233), P12.2-6
Context: after Gohan and Goten spar a little bit
Goten: “But you really are amazing, big brother! I couldn’t even hit you once.”
Gohan: “You’re very gifted at grappling too, Goten! You really surprised me! I hadn’t known you were that good! If you train well, maybe you’ll be able to enter the Tenkaichi Budoukai too!”
Goten: “Really!? But Trunks is even stronger than me. We play-fight together!”
Gohan: “Really!? That’s how you guys have been playing?...*thinking* If I’m not careful, I’ll be outstripped…by these little squirts…”
Goten's first sentence certainly implies that Gohan is superior to him in the same form, even if the second can be dismissed as "Gohan is still one form above Goten". Of course, you can just take the comment to mean that Goten is equal to Gohan in the same form after the ROSAT training.