Michsi wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:00 pm
BWri wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:46 am
Zamasu55 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
Piccolo better not job...
Not only did he job out, but he also made mistake after mistake after mistake after mistake, the worst one being leaving all his friends unprotected on the lookout (half of which have no powers) to save Jaco when he knows at minimum Jaco was strong enough to survive a fight with Freeza soldiers so likely strong enough to survive a fall from the lookout. It was overall the most sloppy showing for Piccolo yet, but the deck was also stacked against him with 7-3's cornucopia of buffs. I was hoping after the last chapter that he'd stop making pointless errors, but Toyotaro and Toriyama doubled down on Piccolo being an idiot.
As someone who's really invested in this character and painfully aware of how unfavorably he's been written, I don't see how this chapter was so bad for him. The only mistake he made was not being more careful with getting grabbed by the neck, which can be chalked up to 73 being faster than he suspected- he was distracted at the time.
What exactly made you think he was written like an idiot.
He turned his back on 73 to get the drop on Shima thus opening himself up to getting grabbed after being told one of them copies powers by grabbing. He did that to save the other bad guys, but leaving himself open like that puts his own friends in danger and we see the results of that, his abilities were stolen and he created an impossible situation for himself, one he wouldn't survive without Gohan's intervention. For Piccolo to be such a careful and cerebral character, that was quite dumb.
Also, he didn't abandon his friends,
He did. He left them with someone stronger than he was who could've wiped them all away in one shot. That's dumb.
he went after Jaco because he thought he was in immediate danger of falling to his death, and two of the attackers followed them down- if anything, this drew danger away from the Lookout so it would've been worse if he went back up there .
That's just a lucky happenstance. He had no way of knowing that those two wouldn't just wipe out Dende, Bulma, Satan, Krillin, and the Macareni gang. He knows that they're low down killers, as evidenced by Shima attempting to murder Pasta.
Guess he trusted Kuririn enough to handle one .
Handle a guy stronger than himself and an additional fighter he has no data on? The smarter move is to yell, "Krillin, Jaco, NOW!" Krillin goes to get Jaco and Piccolo gets to keep his eyes on the threats. He was much more tactical in the Garlic Jr. filler arc. This is just ... bad.
Then he flung himself
Yeah, foolishly, leaving everyone including himself vulnerable to attack. It was piss poor decision making. Piccolo's decision making has always been a little bit flawed where he makes these big miscalculations and oversights but they leaned super hard into that in this chapter. I liked the action and the spotlight he received, but man, just let him finish what he starts and not look like a bumbling idiot. Not only that, but he tries to match, move for move, a guy who he knows has infinite stamina.
Big fan of the characters of Dragon Ball, all of them, especially formerly prominent sub-characters. -__-