Soft spot for minor/short screentime characters?

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Soft spot for minor/short screentime characters?

Post by Piccolo Daimao » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:39 pm

What minor characters or ones with short screentime do you have a soft spot for?

I've always liked Cymbal. He's my favourite of Piccolo Daimao's underlings, and I like his dragon-resembling design and his electric waves. Plus, I've always felt a bit sorry for him that he was killed only a few hours after his birth.
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Post by Cipher » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:39 pm

Uranai Baba's ghost.

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Post by Brohan » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:40 pm

Nam, he just didn't get enough screen time imo

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The Head Priest from the Tenkaichi Budokai. He's my dawg.
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Post by Zarathustra » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:02 pm

Nam and Android 16.

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Post by .:PoetikaL:. » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:14 pm

King Chappa. I like to think he's a distant relative to Mr. Satan somehow.
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Post by Codarik » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:15 pm

I will have to go with Ranfan.

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Post by ShiningMoon » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:54 pm

Guess he's probably a bit more major than most of the characters listed so far, but all my love goes to Raditz.
(Okay, not all of it, because there are other minor characters I have a soft spot for as well, but the for me personally his love received:screentime received ratio is off the charts so I figured it was worth mentioning. Plus, I mean, it's gotta be mere hours between him showing up and him dying, right?)

Also, yeah, Nam.

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Post by StarRot » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:59 pm

The worm things inside Buu. So cute. <3

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Post by astrallite » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:10 pm

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Re: Soft spot for minor/short screentime characters?

Post by Makaioshin » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:23 pm

The Tenkaichi Budokai Announcer, if he counts.
He's awesome.

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Post by Zarathustra » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:42 pm

Makaioshin wrote:The Tenkaichi Budokai Announcer, if he counts.
He's awesome.
Ah, totally agree. That dude was absolutely hilarious in Dragon Ball.

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Post by KKZ » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:45 pm

My favorite underutilized character is Tien. The guy is seriously badass, I fist pumped hard when he held off Semi-Perfect Cell. I also like Krillin (Namek aside), Yamcha, Yajirobe, Tenkaichi Budokai Announcer, Raditz, Nappa, Zarbon, Dodoria, Yakon, Dabura, Cacao, Daiz, Medamatcha, Kogu/Gokua, Android 16, Arqua, Nam, and Arale just off the top of my head. There are probably more I like but I don't feel like pulling up a character list.
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Post by Kaboom » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:38 am

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Post by Turtle Marked Stone » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:06 am

I really like Ghurd (he's minor...right?). I love how in the cartoon he has this unusually fleshed out back story and he's actually developed to be pretty sympathetic, at least in my book. You just know he's caught shit from everyone his entire life, I just can't help but to cheer on the little guy.

Edit: The Tenkaichi Budokai Announcer is pretty awesome too. It's so cute to see how he's so excited to see everyone in the Boo arc. That's as close as I've ever felt to the heroes having a "good acquaintance" in any manga. Not best buddies but still very friendly and memorable to one another.

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Post by Snail » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:31 am

Kaboom wrote:Image
Agreed.

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Post by Goku100xKamehameha » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:48 am

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Post by kaialone » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:48 pm

Eraser and Sharpner :D Also Piccolo Daimaos Sons/minions ,and Upa and Bora,Lunch in DBZ,Bubbles,the other Kaios,The Announcer,...you know what?All of them,I dont care who,There is no character that I abolutely didnt like
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Post by Nazi Cola » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:15 pm

The TB announcer, Pocus, Nappa, and Nam.
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Re: Soft spot for minor/short screentime characters?

Post by Scarz » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:17 pm

Suno (or is it Snow?) is my favorite minor character. I also like to think she grew up to be a hot red head (yes I know we see her briefly as an adult in the Buu saga but she was all bundled up so it doesn't count).

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