But then Goku comments on Buu suddenly reaching a state in which they now might be able to do something, relating back to he and Vegeta weakening Buu by removing absorptions.MisterNiceGuy wrote:Vegito could have easily defeated Buu but opted to abuse him just so he could save everyone. So obviously saving everyone is preferable to just beating Buu and letting everyone die. But as a worst case scenario you can't prove it one way or another. That's the point. I could also use that logic to say that Goku notes that Buu's power is getting larger when they escape and there's no indication after that of it ever decreasing.
Goku: “Hehhe~~eh! With this, Boo’s power should have fallen significantly! We ’re almost there! See, see: the size of his ki is completely different than before!”
This indicates a significant power drop. If Buu was "almost there" when in his Evil Buu state, but still too strong for them, and suddenly now at a level where they might be able to do something (on top of Goku exclaiming "We did it!" to indicate success), that would point to Buu being weaker than where he was before.Goku: “We did it! This way, we might be able to manage something.”
Except that actually proves that Goku didn't notice any change in his power, therefore his comparison of himself to Buu would be no different inside than it would be outside of Buu's body.And yes, there is evidence Goku was underpowered. He says he'll make a big hole inside Buu, fails after firing a blast and Super Buu explains it's because they're so small.
The Daizenshuu speaks of Buu as a whole (as in it's the same Buu from the moment Mr. Buu expelled him to the end), and doesn't differentiate between forms. So, when it's speaking of Buu being the strongest, it's just meaning him in general being the strongest (especially when you follow the other information provided in the same entries). Likewise, remember that the Daizenshuu uses the manga and anime for reference, not just the manga, so part of what it says is going to be skewed by filler content. DBS episode #2 is contradictory, as it's saying that because he beat Buu, he's the strongest, even though he beat Buu through an ability that didn't use his own strength at all. Additionally, this is Vegeta acknowledging him as the strongest, which doesn't necessarily mean he's the strongest.It should be clear that once Kid Buu appears, everything points to Kid Buu being stronger. The entire last fight only makes sense if he can beat Gohan. Daizenshuu supports this narrative in severa excerpts too. The second episode of DBS labels Goku the strongest only after Buu is defeated. The DBS manga says Earth was facing inevitable destruction except the Genki Dama. The anime version of the ToP shows us that Gohan donating to a Genki Dama multiplies is power. Now we have VJump magazine telling us that at least in the manga version of DBS Kid Buu is strongest of the unfused characters as well. Note that the DBS manga version is created first and foremost for VJump so now both versions of DBS agree at least on this point.
The Daizenshuu doesn't emphasize the Pure Buu narrative, the BoG movie doesn't say either way (and it should be noted that the character bios for said movie puts Gohan stronger than Goku), the DBS manga and anime do not concretely support it at all, etc.To emphasize the point the statement that Goku makes while inside Super Buu was in Chapter 508. That released 24 years ago! Since then we have the Kid Buu fight, Daizenshuu, the BoG movie, the DBS anime and the DBS manga all emphasizing the Kid Buu narrative. We might as well argue that Vegeta was stronger than Frieza in Saiyan Saga or Burtur was faster than Frieza on Namek if we're going to keep ignoring new informaiton.
There's a difference between ignoring new information, and analyzing that new information in comparison to what is provided to us originally. The "points" you make are vague and open to interpretation, whereas the points I made are clear and pretty much concrete.