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Ginyuu's veins

Post by Piccolo Daimao » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:54 pm

Why does Captain Ginyuu have all those veins on his forehead, even when he's not stressed? Is it part of his mutation, perhaps related to his body-swapping ability? Or simply a stylistic pattern choice by Akira Toriyama?
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Post by Gonstead » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:07 pm

Possibly just a stylistic pattern choice to make the character appear more interesting.

Besides, we have enough bald people as it is in the show.
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Post by DarkPrince_92 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:24 pm

Ginyu is a strategist. If you had to think as hard as Ginyu, you too wold have your brain trying to burst out of your head! :lol:
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Re: Ginyuu's veins

Post by Son_Gohan » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:49 pm

They don't transfer over to Goku's body or leave his previous one, so it is just a physical trait from that body.

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Post by DBZGTKOSDH » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:55 pm

He just has them because that's how he looks like. He is an alien, and aliens can look like anything in fiction.
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Post by Gokuden » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:04 pm

Was that Ginyu's original body, or did he have to swap bodies to get to the rank he currently holds today?
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Post by DBZGTKOSDH » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:07 pm

Gokuden wrote:Was that Ginyu's original body, or did he have to swap bodies to get to the rank he currently holds today?
It's not his original body.
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Superman is, and always has been, a symbol for truth, justice, and upstanding moral fortitude–a role model and leader as much as a fighter. The more down-to-earth Goku has no illusions about being responsible for maintaining social order, or for setting some kind of moral example for the entire world. Goku is simply a martial artist who’s devoted his life toward perfecting his fighting skills and other abilities. Though never shy about risking his life to save either one person or the entire world, he just doesn’t believe that the balance of the world rests in any way on his shoulders, and he has no need to shape any part of it in his image. Goku is an idealist, and believes that there is some good in everyone, but he is unconcerned with the big picture of the world…unless it has to do with some kind of fight. Politics, society, law and order don’t have much bearing on his life, but he’s a man who knows right from wrong.

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Re: Ginyuu's veins

Post by Gokuden » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:33 pm

DBZGTKOSDH wrote:
Gokuden wrote:Was that Ginyu's original body, or did he have to swap bodies to get to the rank he currently holds today?
It's not his original body.
Wow, there were some pretty decent warriors out there before Goku and Company.
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Re: Ginyuu's veins

Post by Dorexx » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:48 pm

DBZGTKOSDH wrote:
Gokuden wrote:Was that Ginyu's original body, or did he have to swap bodies to get to the rank he currently holds today?
It's not his original body.
There are some instances where he's shown in the afterlife with that body, and he presumably died as a frog during the Buu Arc. This implies that it must've been his original body.
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Post by DBZGTKOSDH » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:57 pm

Dorexx wrote:
DBZGTKOSDH wrote:
Gokuden wrote:Was that Ginyu's original body, or did he have to swap bodies to get to the rank he currently holds today?
It's not his original body.
There are some instances where he's shown in the afterlife with that body, and he presumably died as a frog during the Buu Arc. This implies that it must've been his original body.
It don't remember if it was stated in the manga, but in the guidebooks, it was stated that this was not his original body. Besides, his appearances in AfterLife were anime-only, and my theory about the whole "why do everyone has bodies in the anime" is that as spirits, they can shape-shift into their bodies (or just their upper part, like Chi-Chi & co. did), but they can't get any stronger.
James Teal (Animerica 1996) wrote:When you think about it, there are a number of similarities between the Chinese-inspired Son Goku and that most American of superhero icons, Superman. Both are aliens sent to Earth shortly after birth to escape the destruction of their homeworlds; both possess super-strength, flight, super-speed, heightened senses and the ability to cast energy blasts. But the crucial difference between them lies not only in how they view the world, but in how the world views them.

Superman is, and always has been, a symbol for truth, justice, and upstanding moral fortitude–a role model and leader as much as a fighter. The more down-to-earth Goku has no illusions about being responsible for maintaining social order, or for setting some kind of moral example for the entire world. Goku is simply a martial artist who’s devoted his life toward perfecting his fighting skills and other abilities. Though never shy about risking his life to save either one person or the entire world, he just doesn’t believe that the balance of the world rests in any way on his shoulders, and he has no need to shape any part of it in his image. Goku is an idealist, and believes that there is some good in everyone, but he is unconcerned with the big picture of the world…unless it has to do with some kind of fight. Politics, society, law and order don’t have much bearing on his life, but he’s a man who knows right from wrong.

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