Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

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Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by DragonBallFoodie » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:38 pm

He is a pile of shapeshifting pink goo that covers and possesses people and takes their abilities. And who also loves sugar.

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I don't know the influences on the concept of Buu, but he could be the closest to a symbiote, if the symbiote was stronger than its host.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Polyphase Avatron » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:06 pm

Buu doesn't require a host or someone to absorb in order to live, move, and fight, though.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Saiya6Cit » Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:40 am

From the wikipedia: "The symbiotes are an alien species of inorganic, amorphous and multicellular symbiotic parasites"

Ok let's see: alien yes, inorganic I don't think so as he has organic living tissue as we got to see the insides of Buu, amorphous... yes, multicelular parasites no.

that is two out of four so...

In a 2007 interview printed in Shonen Jump, Akira Toriyama stated that Buu's design was inspired by adaptations of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights) so he more like a genie.

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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by WittyUsername » Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:20 pm

I would think Baby would be a better example of that.

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Post by Zillamon51 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:18 pm

By definition, a symbiote is two organisms that join together for mutual benefit.

Whoever Buu absorbs, gets no benefit from the situation. They sit around, inert, inside Buu. After some undisclosed time, they are completely digested, and cease to exist (Grand Supreme Kai).
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by theherodjl » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:35 pm

Zillamon51 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:18 pm
By definition, a symbiote is two organisms that join together for mutual benefit.

Whoever Buu absorbs, gets no benefit from the situation. They sit around, inert, inside Buu. After some undisclosed time, they are completely digested, and cease to exist (Grand Supreme Kai).
Are you confusing DBS with DB Multiverse by any chance? Because people do not get "digested" by Boo and then fade away in the official series like they do in Salagir's fanfic. Dai Kaioshin still very much exists physically in Boo but merely lies dormant.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by blacksymbiote » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:53 pm

Buu's absorption is more parasitic than symbiotic.

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Post by Desassina » Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:26 pm

Majin Boo, Venom and Carnage, Ivan Ooze... Were people in the 90s addicted to goo? I remember there being toys shaped like that to play with.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Polyphase Avatron » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:58 pm

Desassina wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:26 pm
Majin Boo, Venom and Carnage, Ivan Ooze... Were people in the 90s addicted to goo? I remember there being toys shaped like that to play with.
Technically Venom debuted in 1988.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Shintoki » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:24 am

I think Boo is a more of a dimensional parasitic demon than a symbiote, tho i can see the similarities.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Zillamon51 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:50 pm

theherodjl wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:35 pm
Are you confusing DBS with DB Multiverse by any chance? Because people do not get "digested" by Boo and then fade away in the official series like they do in Salagir's fanfic. Dai Kaioshin still very much exists physically in Boo but merely lies dormant.
I'm only familiar with the anime canon, and the DBS manga. In DBZ, everyone Buu absorbed recently was cocooned inside his body. The Kai was nowhere to be seen. Since that happened millions of years ago, I assume he was digested. His consciousness resurfaced in DBS, but there was no indication his body still existed.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Zillamon51 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:57 pm

Now, some people are saying Buu is a parasite. That is also incorrect. By definition, a parasite is an organism that invades the body of another, which it typically does harm to, for its own benefit. Baby fits this description; Buu does not. His absorption is more like simple eating, except he takes on some traits or abilities of his victims. The closest thing I can think of in the natural world are poisonous frogs, that absorb and concentrate the venom of insects that they eat.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Shintoki » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:57 pm

Shintoki wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:24 am
I think Boo is a more of >a dimensional parasitic demon< than a symbiote, tho i can see the similarities.
i'd like to elucidate that what i posted specifically says ''a dimensional parasitic DEMON''. not a parasite, no idea if people may think boo is a latter rather than the former. :eh: just that boo is a walking living dimension-demon that leech on the energy and characteristics upon the ones he absorbs and warp up inside his body dimension as his power sources. a particular description used to refer to what he does rather than what he is. which is a demon after all.
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You could also, y'know, become a real buddhist
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by theherodjl » Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:42 pm

Zillamon51 wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:50 pm
theherodjl wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:35 pm
Are you confusing DBS with DB Multiverse by any chance? Because people do not get "digested" by Boo and then fade away in the official series like they do in Salagir's fanfic. Dai Kaioshin still very much exists physically in Boo but merely lies dormant.
I'm only familiar with the anime canon, and the DBS manga. In DBZ, everyone Buu absorbed recently was cocooned inside his body. The Kai was nowhere to be seen. Since that happened millions of years ago, I assume he was digested. His consciousness resurfaced in DBS, but there was no indication his body still existed.
The Fat Boo is Dai Kaioshin. He just got physically altered to resemble Pure Boo after being absorbed.
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Re: Would you classify the Buu as a symbiote?

Post by Darkprince410 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:17 am

Zillamon51 wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:50 pm

I'm only familiar with the anime canon, and the DBS manga. In DBZ, everyone Buu absorbed recently was cocooned inside his body. The Kai was nowhere to be seen. Since that happened millions of years ago, I assume he was digested. His consciousness resurfaced in DBS, but there was no indication his body still existed.
Because you were looking in the wrong Buu. Mr. Buu, the one that was also cocooned, held the Dai Kaioushin and the South Kaioushin's bodies within him. So it was, in essence, an absorption within an absorption.

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