Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Boo?

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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by Gligarman » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:45 pm

I don't see why not. He's one of the best villains in the entire series.

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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by Kunzait_83 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:53 pm

First of all, a quick reminder that back in the 90s (at Z's pinnacle) there was a LOT of promotional art that was very much along these lines:

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Take note of who's featured there along with Cell and Freeza.

Secondly, even as recently as the new Broli movie, there's a quick flashing montage of past series moments at one point, highlighting major antagonists of previous arcs.

They go:

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But there are tons and tons of countless other instances where when the series flashes back to its major villains, Daimao is very much included right up front.

Put simply: Daimao has ALWAYS been counted for a very, very, very long time as among Dragon Ball's major, noteworthy antagonists. Oftentimes, so has Tao Pai Pai and Tenshinhan as well.
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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by MasenkoHA » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:34 pm

I think Piccolo Daimou is only ignored as a major villain by fans who have the mentality that Dragon Ball doesn’t REALLY start until Z

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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by RandomGuy96 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:19 pm

Many, many video games only cover Raditz to Buu (as the podcast crew constantly notes), among other bits of franchise media (like the recut and reairing of the series that was Kai), so the mental perception of only starting there is not limited to the fandom. That may contribute to why Piccolo Daimao isn't often counted as one of the "big four" so to speak.
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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by Rebel_Yeh » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:39 pm

Kunzait_83 wrote:First of all, a quick reminder that back in the 90s (at Z's pinnacle) there was a LOT of promotional art that was very much along these lines
Including in one of Shueisha’s Dragon Ball guidebooks:

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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by Super Sayian Prime » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:43 pm

No, because then the hack frauds at Shueshia and Toei would exhume his corpse for the latest shameless story arc.
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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by Goe » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:13 pm

Of course. He is the first main villain since RR were an army, and General Red acted like an extra even he was the leader. In addition, Piccolo killed Krillin and Chaoz so is the first guy who killed Goku’s friends

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Re: Should King Piccolo be recognized as one of classic Dragon Ball’s main villains alongside Freeza, Cell, and Majin Bo

Post by AloversGaming » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:52 pm

The King Piccolo arc may be the best arc in the entire franchise.

King Piccolo's design is also amazing. Always been annoyed Piccolo didn't get his dads awesome shoulders :lol:

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