Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

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Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by DBFanTalk » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:43 pm

Dragon Ball Super revealed, upon Future Trunks' reintroduction, that he had become an apprentice to the Supreme Kai. The manga explored this by the exposition that he underwent a ritual. At best this acted as a plot device for the character's newfound healing powers. However, this minor and overlooked detail could have added potential lore-building.

Future Trunks' undergoing a ritual to become a Supreme Kai apprentice sets up the opportunity for him to recieve god ki, in addition to healing powers and possibly the Kai-Kai technique. What if the apprentice-ritual bestowed Future Trunks with god ki, effectively making him an artificial Kibito/Core Person? What if the apprentice-ritual indirectly acted as a shortcut/variant for the Super Saiyan God ritual?

Did the series just miss an opportunity by not giving Future Trunks Super Saiyan God?

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by JewyB » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:49 pm

I'd rather they didn't because in Heroes he just looks silly.

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by Lionel » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:03 pm

Doesn't really appear like Kami received god ki when he took on his position in the original Dragon Ball. I could be wrong and frankly I hope I am because it would go a long way to explaining how he wound up being so much more powerful than his evil counterpart -- despite his advanced age compared with Daimou's once the latter used the Dragon Balls.

I wouldn't expect Trunks to receive god ki unless him becoming a Kaioshin apprentice bestows it unlike that of Kami's position. If he wanted to receive the transformation then what was stopping Goku from bringing everyone together to perform the ritual? It would have been easy enough.

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by Aim » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:07 am

I personally don't like the idea, it might have been...sorta cool? But story wise it makes no sense, there weren't 6 Saiyan's in the future capable of lending Trunks the energy he needed when Goku Black and Zamasu beat him down after taking care of Son Goku and Vegeta.

Even in the present, I don't think it's Toriyama like.

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by DragonBallFoodie » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:05 pm

Maybe, because he could have used it against Zamasu as thematically an idea that a mortal can assume divinity.
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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by precita » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:45 pm

No, just like I'm glad nobody outside of Goku/Gotenks ever went SSJ3, I'm glad most of the other characters aren't going God or Blue either.

Same for Gohan. Keep him as is, and Trunks/Goten if they ever fight again. Not every character has to go through the same Super Saiyan stages.

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by TobyS » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:51 am

I wish he got at least SS3, which would be stronger than Goku and hypothetically Vegetas due to his hybridness.

This would at least explain why he's strong enough not to get speedblitzed by Black when shit gets serious.

It was too soon after his reintroduction to get to godly levels without training for it imo despite being a prodigy.

I wouldn't want to see him bought back to immediately skip two levels.
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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by Matches Malone » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:55 am

Either that or Ssj3 would've been far better than...whatever it is he ended up getting.

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by Thanos » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:36 am

Is "god ki" even accessible to Kaioshin of that level in Universe 6? No one even knew about it until Beerus, and I'm sure he would have mentioned something about it (as well as SSJ God itself) during the Buu conflict if he did. Piccolo was able to sense East Kaioshin's ki during the Tenkaichi Budokai, something a mortal should not be able to do for someone with actual god ki.
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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by Mad Swami » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:33 am

Big time. I don't get why he didn't receive god ki and the arc didn't become Vegeta teaching him to control it. Like they have enough Saiyans. I get they want to make the God forms unique to Goku and Vegeta, but just have Trunks use the red form. Hell have him like build off of it and make his own or something. Maybe he makes it orange due to some hybrid shinanigans. I don't care about Super Saiyan but better.

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by BWri » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:39 am

Mad Swami wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:33 am
Big time. I don't get why he didn't receive god ki and the arc didn't become Vegeta teaching him to control it. Like they have enough Saiyans. I get they want to make the God forms unique to Goku and Vegeta, but just have Trunks use the red form. Hell have him like build off of it and make his own or something. Maybe he makes it orange due to some hybrid shinanigans. I don't care about Super Saiyan but better.
I also thought it was a missed opportunity. It's even worse that his strange new form was entirely based on rage instead of being a mutation of a god form, because artistically, it very much so looked like a mutation of a god form. Not to mention Vegeta literally showing him SSB and training with him in the form. I was calling him a Demi-God Saiyan for a time until the official Super Saiyan Ikari moniker was unveiled.

I think him unveiling SSG and using it in the final battle with Zamasu along with a flaming sword made of SSG ki would have been a better moment than the Spirit Bomb sword made from the pitiful remnants of the future who get wiped out and erased from existence an episode later.
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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by LoganForkHands73 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:35 pm

In a sense, yeah, it would have been the most logical way to keep him relevant and in hindsight it's rather baffling that they never thought of it. Simply get Goku, Vegeta, Present Trunks, Goten and either Gohan or Pan (considering that Trunks purposefully keeps Gohan out of the loop, probably Pan) to perform the ritual, and bish-bash-bosh, Future Trunks can now keep up with his dad and there's no need for that ridiculous Rage transformation later. They might have decided against it because they were still unsure of exactly how Super Saiyan God worked as a transformation and were pretty much trying to push it under the rug to avoid answering those questions. After Toyotaro brought it back for Vegeta, it suddenly became fair game for Toei again.

However, Super Saiyan God Trunks from Heroes ended up looking less than pleasant so it's a double-edged sword. Though there was no need to give him the full curtain haircut, if they kept him with his usual undercut it probably would've looked fine.
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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by Jackalope89 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:54 pm

Had to look up SSG Trunks.

...Yeah. That did not turn out well. If it was his normal bowl cut, I think it may work better. But not...that. And I say that as a huge fan of Future Trunks.

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Re: Was Future Trunks: Super Saiyan God a missed opportunity?

Post by Mac » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:58 pm

As one of the few people that loved the look of SSJG Trunks, I'd say absolutely.

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