Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

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Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by DestructoDisc » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:40 am

Hair turns blonde
Eyes turn green
Becomes way angrier, aggresive and stronger

The only difference is that saiyans don't sneeze to transform.

When you think about it, this is probably why Toriyama removed Launch from the story and refuses to bring her back.

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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by VegettoEX » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:41 am

This is brought up fairly often, but the fact is that Lunch was written out of the story looooong before Toriyama would have any plans for the Super Saiyan transformation. Plenty of characters were created and discarded over the course of the series, so there’s nothing there that should or could suggest anything more than the simplest answer: he was done with her.
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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by sunsetshimmer » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:12 am

Interesting theory although super saiyan hair color was changed to make drawing easier, as for manga artist you only have to draw outlines instead of filling it with black. I don't think it has anything to do with Lunch.
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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by Gogeta SSJ Blue » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:05 pm

Not necessarily related.

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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by DragonBallFoodie » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:55 am

Launch's gimmick is a split personality. The Super Saiyan transformation is a power glow, at most a visual copy of Launch's flip-outs.
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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by Nagyzöld » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:30 am

As someone said before me, officially it was all just a matter of saving ink and time. Basically the whole SSJ rainbow frenzy started from a lazy day.

But to cover the silliness of that, I've read some fan-theories on the internet that going blonde and light-eyed, as opposed to the traditional dark eyes and dark hair, is seen as some kind of rebellion in their culture. So in both Launch's and Goku's case, they go fully heathen on enemies' asses.
DestructoDisc wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:40 am
The only difference is that saiyans don't sneeze to transform.
Ehh, no indeed. Instead they climax in their backs. As we'll later find out in DBS. :wink:

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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by DestructoDisc » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:03 am

Nagyzöld wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:30 am
As someone said before me, officially it was all just a matter of saving ink and time. Basically the whole SSJ rainbow frenzy started from a lazy day.

But to cover the silliness of that, I've read some fan-theories on the internet that going blonde and light-eyed, as opposed to the traditional dark eyes and dark hair, is seen as some kind of rebellion in their culture. So in both Launch's and Goku's case, they go fully heathen on enemies' asses.
DestructoDisc wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:40 am
The only difference is that saiyans don't sneeze to transform.
Ehh, no indeed. Instead they climax in their backs. As we'll later find out in DBS. :wink:
Off topic but it's nice to see another hungarian DB fan in here :thumbup:

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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by Nagyzöld » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:16 am

DestructoDisc wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:03 am
Off topic but it's nice to see another hungarian DB fan in here :thumbup:
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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by Yuli Ban » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:32 pm

This is absolutely something Toriyama would say for a joke in some interview, but clearly not true.
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Post by PurestEvil » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:36 am

The only gimmick of Super Saiyan was that it saved ink.
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Re: Isn't the Super Saiyan transformation just a rip-off of Launch's gimmick?

Post by Big Boss » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:16 pm

It was purely coincidental. Toriyama wanted to put less pressure on his assistant (who colored Goku's hair black) so he decided to make Goku's hair blonde, which, in the black white manga, would look white. I guess it's possible he subconsciously thought of Lunch and her blonde form, but knowing how forgetful Toriyama is that is doubtful.

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