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Stupid but believable and in character

Post by matt0044 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:24 pm

We all make mistakes and the characters of Dragon Ball are no exception. Like Vegeta getting arrogant enough to let Cell reach his perfect form. It was unbelievably dumb but it's like Cell said, he's a Saiyan and craves challenges to test his skills and overcome so he may get stronger. And hey, this is the same Vegeta that was hardheaded enough to take on Freeza's final form and find out the hard way that he couldn't win. Plus, he was an anti-hero then.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by OzzyApu » Sun May 27, 2012 4:27 pm

Kuririn not destroying the controller because he mistook a demeaning kiss for anything but that. Despite her attractiveness, nothing good aside from Kuririn's own happiness and a daughter that did nothing was gained by letting her live. However, his horn-dog mentality in conflict with his buddy-buddy personality was completely in-character. The dumb side just ended up winning this time around. If he really gave a crap about her that much, he could have destroyed her with the controller, thus preventing Cell's perfection, and then just revived her with the Dragon Balls after.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by matt0044 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:49 pm

OzzyApu wrote:If he really gave a crap about her that much, he could have destroyed her with the controller, thus preventing Cell's perfection, and then just revived her with the Dragon Balls after.
I guess the idea of killing her alone was too terrible to even consider. Honestly, I'd have him put the controller in his gi's pocket and it'd get destroyed when Cell came for them like it falls out and Cell destroys before anyone else can get it.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by Hades » Sun May 27, 2012 5:17 pm

Vegeta letting cell become perfect.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by hleV » Sun May 27, 2012 5:28 pm

Goku trusting the world's safety to 7 & 8 year olds.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by mysticboy » Sun May 27, 2012 7:29 pm

Gohan not killing Cell when he had a perfect shot.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by vegetaslegacy15 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:26 am

zarbon and Freeza not killing vegeta when he was unconcious in the pod.
vegeta letting Cell reach his perfect form
vegeta knocking Goku out so he can fight Fat Boo alone.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by matt0044 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:47 am

Goku rushing off to get Tambourine (was that him?) after Krillin was killed. He didn't know who it was or how strong they were but damn it, he would never let them get away with killing his best friend.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by Insertclevername » Mon May 28, 2012 11:34 am

mysticboy wrote:Gohan not killing Cell when he had a perfect shot.
Unless your referencing his pussy-ness from the Nappa fight, I'd say this really isn't in character, as he did it for his own sadistic pleasures. That really isn't Gohan's character.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by Rostir » Mon May 28, 2012 11:39 am

Vegito not killing Buu.

Gogeta not killing Omega Shenron.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Mon May 28, 2012 11:41 am

Rostir wrote:Vegito not killing Buu.
Justification: He couldn't kill Buu because people were inside of him and the Dragon Balls were inert.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by OzzyApu » Mon May 28, 2012 11:44 am

DBZAOTA482 wrote:
Rostir wrote:Vegito not killing Buu.
Justification: He couldn't kill Buu because people were inside of him and the Dragon Balls were inert.
Hmm... not a bad explanation, and one that he used, but he really couldn't have just eviscerated Boo and gone to New Namek? I'm pretty sure with Dende alive that this would be a possibility, especially considering that the Kaioshins would have probably showed up to congratulate or something. Kill Boo, go with Dende and Kaioshins to New Namek, wish for Earth back to the way it was, boom - problem's already solved for the most part. Though if his decision was in-character then I can't just bring in more reasonable explanations.
vegetaslegacy15 wrote:zarbon and Freeza not killing vegeta when he was unconcious in the pod.
As much as they really, really wanted Vegeta dead, they only kept him alive so that they could squeeze the life out of him in order to find out where the Dragon Ball he hid was.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by Jackal puFF » Mon May 28, 2012 1:34 pm

Krillin not using a kienzan on Frieza right after a Taiyoken..

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by coola » Mon May 28, 2012 2:22 pm

Coola: Not killing Kakarotto, while his space pod left Planet Vegeta
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by Godo » Mon May 28, 2012 3:50 pm

hleV wrote:Goku trusting the world's safety to 7 & 8 year olds.
To be fair, Goku alone as a 14 year old, as well as Gohan as a 9 year old managed to take care of the world's safety.
The kids needed guidance, which they got, and he left them with Piccolo (IMO the best decision).
mysticboy wrote:Gohan not killing Cell when he had a perfect shot.
If I were him, I'd do the same (especially since I had been forced to watch him torture my friends just moments before).
vegetaslegacy15 wrote:zarbon and Freeza not killing vegeta when he was unconcious in the pod.
First of all, they didn't know at first that he was dead. Second of all, Zarbon acted out of Freeza's orders.
Third of all, Freeza was an idiot.
Insertclevername wrote: Unless your referencing his pussy-ness from the Nappa fight, I'd say this really isn't in character, as he did it for his own sadistic pleasures. That really isn't Gohan's character.
It was in character in some way. The Gohan who always needed to be saved from these evil and ruthless guys finally became much stronger than the enemy, and took out all of his repressed aggressions on Cell.
In real life, Gohan's actions are very plausible at least.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by matt0044 » Mon May 28, 2012 7:55 pm

Godo wrote: Third of all, Freeza was an idiot.
Well, he was trying to get Vegeta to tell him where the DB he hid was and was going to beat it out of him. He didn't expect Vegeta's fast recover, a bit of an oversight.

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:30 pm

Goku letting Gero go. Would have saved A LOT of trouble.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by matt0044 » Mon May 28, 2012 10:35 pm

DarkPrince_92 wrote:Goku letting Gero go. Would have saved A LOT of trouble.
When did he let him go?

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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by Saiga » Mon May 28, 2012 10:37 pm

Piccolo's brilliant plan of letting himself get shot by #20 and lying around on the ground until Vegeta showed up.

Also Piccolo thinking that his weights would make a difference against Freeza.
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Re: Stupid but believable and in character

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Mon May 28, 2012 10:42 pm

matt0044 wrote:
DarkPrince_92 wrote:Goku letting Gero go. Would have saved A LOT of trouble.
When did he let him go?
Apparently as a boy when the Red Ribbon Army was destroyed. (Don't remember that). If he killed his ass like he was supposed to, you wouldn't see any Androids coming back to haunt the damn place. But then we wouldn't have cool characters like Trunks running about (well maybe/maybe not). Either way Trunks would serve no purpose.
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