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Interesting Myth

Post by Freeza Heika » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:56 pm

I recently found a Chinese Myth that, to me, seems to correlate pretty strongly to the end of GT. Whether or not the creators were aware of this story is debatable. Here is a version (I've found several but this version is the shortest while still maintaining the important parts):

For those too lazy to ready it, here is a synopsis: A boy named Xiao Sheng, finds a pearl (Dragonball?) that appears to grant good luck. He ends up swallowing it (remember Si Xing Qiu?), in order to protect it. It burns him (reminiscent of Si Xing Long's attribute) Eventually, he ends up becoming a dragon. Before leaving, as his "final farewell", he brings rain the people had needed and carves the riverbeds. Then, he flies off into the unknown.

To me, the pearl reminds of the Dragonballs in general, and when he swallows it, it more specifically reminds of when Goku swallowed Si Xing Qiu. The last good deed before disappearing reminds of Shenlong's last granted wish.

In the boy we seem to have a combination of Goku and Shenlong, but it really appears to me as some plots points in GT correspond to this.

It could be a coincidence and I am reading too much into it. What do you guys think?
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Post by Bussani » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:38 pm

Interesting comparison. It does sound very similar to the end of GT. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a connection.

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Post by Kaboom » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:42 pm

Even if that is a coincidence, it still blew my mind.
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Post by Chuquita » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:07 pm

Wow, that's really cool of Toei if they pulled it from a myth like that. :3
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Post by Tenshinhan-san » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:10 pm

Amazing! Maybe that's why I always thought the end of GT was wonderful.

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Post by Wojak » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:53 pm

Well, I guess that Dragonball started with a legend and they wanted to end it with a myth. :wink:
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Post by Kuhan » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:20 pm

That's an interesting find. Someone at Toei probably heard it as a kid and used it for GT unwittingly.
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Post by jda95 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:16 am

Wow. Just wow.

I have always believed that Goku became some sort of God-like Shenron dragon thingymajig.

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Post by saiyanprincess » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:50 am

Amazing... It actually does ring so true... I LOVE IT! :P
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