RandomGuy96 wrote:Explosion size doesn't mean anything due to the whole power compression thing. Going by explosion size, Roshi > Vegeta. Have you been paying attention? It's repeatedly stated, and then explained further in the guidebooks, that all these attacks have the raw power to destroy planets, but the fighters compress that power to only harm something in a small range (see the Daizenshuu descriptions for the Super Kamehameha and Big Bang Attack).
It goes without saying that not only should the explosion be big, but also powerful. The attack must be powerful enough to destroy the planet, but it also has to be able to go deep inside the planet, and make a huge enough explosion to make the whole planet go boom.
As we're never told that's how it works in DB. That's just how it worked with one specific attack on one specific planet in another galaxy. Pure Buu's planet buster clearly didn't work like that, given its quickness and how massively overkill the explosion was (calculating the explosion based on size and how it scattered the debris puts it at red dwarf star level IIRC).
Ki blasts are very fast. Look how fast the moon was destroyed when Kame-sennin & Piccolo destroyed it, or how fast Namek's core was destroyed, or how quickly U. Gohan's ki blast pierced the Earth. Or how fast Boo's blast destroyed the Earth.
No, because he compressed all the ki into a tiny area to increase its effectiveness.
Can Freeza's finger ki blast destroy a planet? No, it can't. Does it make it weaker than Vegeta's Gyarik-Ho? No, it doesn't. Can Vegeta's Gyarik-Ho destroy a planet? Yes, it can.
See my point?
FoolsGil wrote:Guys guys guys guys guys, if the Kikoho was a kiai, why would Tenshinhan use it as an attempt to kill Nappa?
Because it's not a normal weak kiai, it's a special powerful kiai. More deadly than a Kamehameha, and more risky than most techniques, since it could kill the user due to the huge energy consumption.
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.