What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

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What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by Tavarano » Tue May 28, 2019 9:20 pm

Neither a gag, neither a worf effect, doesn't give any informations, seems weird to give him so much exposition.
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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by Danfun64 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:06 pm

Was it in the manga? If not, the obvious answer is that it's filler and doesn't mean anything.
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Post by Fionordequester » Tue May 28, 2019 11:30 pm

His name is "A Giant Man". You can see that in the title here:

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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by MasenkoHA » Wed May 29, 2019 12:10 am

Tavarano wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:20 pm
neither a worf effect
A what?

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Post by Fionordequester » Wed May 29, 2019 12:18 am

MasenkoHA wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:10 am
A what?
You take someone who's supposed to be a skilled fighter, and have them lose to whichever you're trying to hype up that day. For example, Vegeta ends up doing this a lot.
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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by coola » Wed May 29, 2019 5:42 am

Tavarano wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Neither a gag, neither a worf effect, doesn't give any informations, seems weird to give him so much exposition.
In manga, he just show up after Piccolo entered castle and killed couple guards, he was supposed to be last line of defense.
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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by MasenkoHA » Thu May 30, 2019 3:42 pm

Fionordequester wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:18 am
MasenkoHA wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:10 am
A what?
You take someone who's supposed to be a skilled fighter, and have them lose to whichever you're trying to hype up that day. For example, Vegeta ends up doing this a lot.

Oh, it’s one of those asinine tv tropers invented terms that plagued the internet. Got it.

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Post by Metalwario64 » Thu May 30, 2019 6:16 pm

MasenkoHA wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Fionordequester wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:18 am
MasenkoHA wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:10 am
A what?
You take someone who's supposed to be a skilled fighter, and have them lose to whichever you're trying to hype up that day. For example, Vegeta ends up doing this a lot.

Oh, it’s one of those asinine tv tropers invented terms that plagued the internet. Got it.
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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by MasenkoHA » Thu May 30, 2019 7:04 pm

Metalwario64 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:16 pm
MasenkoHA wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Fionordequester wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:18 am


You take someone who's supposed to be a skilled fighter, and have them lose to whichever you're trying to hype up that day. For example, Vegeta ends up doing this a lot.

Oh, it’s one of those asinine tv tropers invented terms that plagued the internet. Got it.
I absolutely hate how 90% of the internet uses that site as an authority on terminology, and if you don't religiously browse that site up and down it just gets confusing when people bring up terms they coined so often.

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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by KBABZ » Thu May 30, 2019 8:31 pm

I like TV Tropes.

Oh, sorry, thought this was the Unpopular Opinions Thread.

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Post by MasenkoHA » Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 pm

KBABZ wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 8:31 pm
I like TV Tropes.

Oh, sorry, thought this was the Unpopular Opinions Thread.
Pretty sure on this forum liking tv tropes is the popular opinion.

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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by KBABZ » Thu May 30, 2019 9:45 pm

MasenkoHA wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 pm
KBABZ wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 8:31 pm
I like TV Tropes.
Oh, sorry, thought this was the Unpopular Opinions Thread.
Pretty sure on this forum liking tv tropes is the popular opinion.
Not in my experience! Despite that though I try to at least explain what the trope is just in case, especially if it isn't obvious. Worf Effect is named after the character from Star Trek: The Next Generation for example because he was often put in that role, being the tough guy who gets defeated to show the opposition means business. Dragon Ball also is the "trope namer" for a few examples too, such as From a Single Cell (being able to regenerate from, well, a single cell).

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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by TrunksTrevelyan0064 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:42 am

I'd say the point of the character is to make the King realize that fleeing - something he'd really rather not do - is his only option because neither guns nor big brawly dudes can stop Piccolo.
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Post by Fionordequester » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:50 am

Dude, I LOVE TV Tropes! I spend a lot of time looking over it, and seeing what tropes it could fall into. I don't always agree with the tropers' decisions, but, they usually DO at least help me look at things in a different way.

Anyway, I think A Giant Man was there mostly for filler. His section in the story is somewhat odd, as far as storytelling goes.
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Re: What was the point of the large guard that Daimao kills inside King's castle?

Post by KBABZ » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:41 am

Fionordequester wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:50 am
Dude, I LOVE TV Tropes! I spend a lot of time looking over it, and seeing what tropes it could fall into. I don't always agree with the tropers' decisions, but, they usually DO at least help me look at things in a different way.
I've actually gone through and added a fair few things to the various Trope pages it appears on, usually providing more accurate/authentic quotes, or providing the Japanese name alongside the English one. I'm also the reason why Dragon Ball's section on Edible Theme Naming is so long!

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