Piccolo Daimao Question

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Piccolo Daimao Question

Post by Tyro » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:20 pm

One simple question. Why did he blow up after Goku punched through him?

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Re: Piccolo Daimao Question

Post by Maker777 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:31 pm

Tyro wrote:One simple question. Why did he blow up after Goku punched through him?
Because its a cartoon.
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Post by caejones » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:24 pm

Umm... kamikaze? Creating his egg required that his body be destroyed? ... ... dramatic effect? If it was an attack, it wasn't expected to kill Goku, I think... umm... pyrotechnics?
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Post by Lobster_Rage155 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:06 pm

Goku must have tried using a Hokuto Shinken technique as his last resort. :P

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Post by tarsonis » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:11 pm

Probably for the same reason Freeza blows up when Gohan punches him in movie 12. :)

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Post by Tyro » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:29 pm

caejones wrote:Creating his egg required that his body be destroyed?
I like that option. Making a reincarnation of himself somehow related to his exploding death.

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Post by Bardock the Mexican » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:58 pm

Could be that Toriyama had the idea after seeing Return of the Jedi and thoght the whole idea of the villan exploding to be a cool thing. Or not. Maybe he just thought that it would make the whole ¨piccolo is still alive¨ all the more shocking to the audiance.
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Post by Dragon Ball Daisuki » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:54 am

I like this idea a lot. After all, Daimao wasn't simply cloning himself, or copying himself, he was transferring himself, from one body to the next. I suppose when the ghost goes out of the shell, so to speak, the body (especially one with a gaping hole) would have trouble keeping all that ki together? I mean, if Goku was worried about Kaiou-ken blowing him up, because he couldn't control it... imagine someone without a freaking soul, am I right? The idea has merit.

The common theory, I'm told, is that Goku's technique (typically referred to as "Ozaru-ken") could be considered an early version of the technique he used in Movie 13 (whatever the hell it was called ... I don't want to risk calling it something ridiculous like say... Wrath of the Dragon :wink: ). The two moves are aethsetically similar: leaping forward with one fist, accompanied by the image of an immense monster (meant to represent ultimate power?), resulting in the penetration and ultimately, spontaneous combustion of the enemy. Is the explosion a side-effect, or part of the attack? We may never know.

What we do know is that these attacks are strikingly similar and differ in one major way. In the case of the latter, Goku actually seems to become a golden dragon; whereas in the former, Goku is more or less accompanied by the Ozaru. But this could be a stylistic choice.

Unless of course, you are of the train of thought that when Yamucha uses Rougafufu-ken, he transforms into a literal wolf. :D
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Post by desirecampbell » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:01 am

Dragon Ball Daisuki wrote:The common theory, I'm told, is that Goku's technique (typically referred to as "Ozaru-ken") could be considered an early version of the technique he used in Movie 13 (whatever the hell it was called ... I don't want to risk calling it something ridiculous like say... Wrath of the Dragon :wink: ).
It was 'ryu-ken', literally, 'dragon fist'.

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Post by Dragon Ball Daisuki » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:16 am

A lot of people seem to include the Japanese word for 'explosion' in there as well, though this may have developed from the title of the film? At any rate, "Ryu-ken" is infinitely more convenient, and its slight nod to Street Fighter makes me smile.

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Post by gohanku » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:32 am

Maybe Piccolo Daimao exploded due to the fact that the punch Goku gave had a heck lot of ki in it...
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Post by Casual Matt » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:48 am

Dragon Ball Daisuki wrote:A lot of people seem to include the Japanese word for 'explosion' in there as well, though this may have developed from the title of the film? At any rate, "Ryu-ken" is infinitely more convenient, and its slight nod to Street Fighter makes me smile.

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Well, sometimes he actually says "Ryu-Ken Bakuhatsu", in GT anyway.

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Post by The S » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:58 pm

Lobster_Rage155 wrote:Goku must have tried using a Hokuto Shinken technique as his last resort. :P
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Anyway, the thirteenth movie was called Ryuken Bakuhatsu!! Goku ga Yaraneba Dare ga Yaru
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