Goku Is Not A Good Father (aka The Official DBS Liveblogging Thread)

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:02 pm

Possible spoilers. (DBS episodes 50-53 titles)

July 31st.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:16 pm

I

I LEGIT STARTED TEARING UP AT THE TITLE FOR EPISODE 52
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:10 am

[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE POKEMON!, post: 1598589, member: 18119"]I'm still curious where Majin Buu is in Trunk's timeline. Babidi should've already attempted to resurrect him but there was, as I assumed, no mention of it.[/QUOTE]
Well, I guess we know now.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:49 am

I am glad they covered that. I knew they should but didn't think they actually would.

btw this episode is perfect

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:44 pm

I'm laughing bc my crack explanation for Majin Buu in the future was exactly what apparently actually happened.

[spoiler]I had made it up as an excuse to give Future Trunks and Kaioshin someone to be gay with (since Goten and Gohan respectively aren't there in that timeline) and OH LOOK #CANON[/spoiler]

um so basically this entire episode was a dream come true????? FUTURE AND LITTLE TRUNKS INTERACTING HELL Y E A H ???????????
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:08 pm

[QUOTE="CuccoLady, post: 1600081, member: 30977"][spoiler]I had made it up as an excuse to give Future Trunks and Kaioshin someone to be gay with (since Goten and Gohan respectively aren't there in that timeline) and OH LOOK #CANON[/spoiler][/QUOTE]
[spoiler]Now Future Trunks/Kaioshin is my OTP. Look what you've done, CL.[/spoiler]

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:36 pm

Thinking back to the Goku VS Trunks fight, it was cool, I liked how Goku did his finger block thing again, but the power scaling was off. SSj3 Goku was nothing compared to Beerus in their first fight but after attaining SSjG he was able to keep up with him after it wore off as just SSj/SSj2. So if they now have SSj2 Trunks on par with SSj2 Goku it doesn't really make sense because that would put Trunks over SSj3 Goku (pre-SSjG). Trunks had a hard time against Dabura by his own admission, someone Goku should be able to easily beat in base form or SSj1 so it just doesn't add up.

I guess it can be brushed under the rug as Goku not trying despite the transformation he was in, that's the only way that makes sense.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:25 pm

^ SSJ3 Goku beat up SSJ2 Trunks, though, didn't he? He didn't even go SSJG.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:05 pm

[QUOTE="CuccoLady, post: 1600107, member: 30977"]^ SSJ3 Goku beat up SSJ2 Trunks, though, didn't he? He didn't even go SSJG.[/QUOTE]

But that's the thing, he shouldn't need to go past SSj1, and certainly not SSj3.

SSj3 Goku (before he got the SSjG boost) was helpless against Beerus like Mystic Gohan and everyone else was (SSj2 Vegeta at least did something but it wasn't much despite being more than anyone else could do). So the tiers pretty much went like this before the SSjG Ritual:

Beerus > SSj2 Vegeta > Everyone else (Goku & Gohan included)

Goku fought Beerus a second time after the SSjG Ritual as a SSjG. He was on par with him (while he was still secretly holding back) in SSjG but then the form expired. However, despite that he retained the power of the form which allowed him to still fight Beerus as a SSj1. This means current Goku's SSj1 trumps even his own SSj3 form from just a few episodes prior, as well as Gohan and Vegeta, all of whom should be able to kill Dabura with zero effort (even SSj2 Gohan was on par with Dabura and he was basically regarded as a weakling by Goku and Vegeta at that point) but yet SSj2 Trunks had trouble with him.

So the question becomes, if SSj2 Trunks is equal to SSj2 Goku who is vastly beyond Dabura's level, then why did Trunks have any difficulty with him? It's something you'd really have to analyze to see it, but at least Goku looked like he was toying with him so it can just be chalked up to that.

DBZ has always done a pretty damn good job of keeping the Power Levels balanced but ever since Resurrection of F and its Dragon Ball Super arc things have been sort of muddy. It's mostly just me being in nerd overdrive mode but it is somewhat irksome.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:54 pm

[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE POKEMON!, post: 1600109, member: 18119"]DBZ has always done a pretty damn good job of keeping the Power Levels balanced[/QUOTE]
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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:56 pm

I'm pretty sure Toriyama doesn't actually care.

If anything power levels only existed to throw the idea that they are the strongest back in the enemy's face narrative wise (and also foreshadow something about Frieza).

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:50 pm

^^^ to humor this argument (rather than just saying "clearly the writers don't give a **** so we shouldn't either"), I think we can assume he struggled against Dabura years prior, and his exponential growth began when facing Black. He said Black became stronger with every fight, so I think over the year of fighting him Trunks also must have gotten stronger. It looks like there's a large time gap between Dabura and Black, it's safe to assume he got (significantly, evidently) stronger between fighting Dabura and coming back to the main timeline.

((You can't call it "back to the past" anymore because at this point he's not just going to the past, but a different past than his, since the two timelines have LONG since diverged at this point))
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:41 am

^ While it's possible Trunks has become that much stronger it is very unlikely. Such a huge, unexplained boost would be odd. It's one thing for Cabba to come out of nowhere with great power, we don't know anything about him, but Trunks was comparatively weak last we saw him and even during his flashback with Dabura his power was still low. Why he'd suddenly get so much stronger with the SSjG Ritual is strange. Even fighting against Black can't really explain it since fighting the Androids didn't yield such a power boost.

Probably comes down to the writers caring less than us about it, haha.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:22 am

So Episode 50 was good. Vegeta is being a bit if a softie, it's kind of funny to see.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:44 pm

I was distracted by being IRL Trunks at an anime convention all weekend and have thus far failed to watch the new episode. TIME TO GET ON THAT???? VEGETA IS BEING A SOFTIE????????/ i need
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:39 pm

Yeah and it's cute how encouraged Trunks is by it.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:17 pm

im going to throw up im having an aneurisum i havent even seen the episode
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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:16 pm

[spoiler=AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHGHGHHGHGHGHGHHGHH]
HHHGHHDFKJDFDXMC,XMJFKLFSDMXZ Y'ALL............. I...................

First of all, L EAVE FUTURE TRUNKS ALONE OH MY GGOOODDDDDDD?????? The entire Cell Saga was just him feeling guilty for having helped Cell come to his full potential via time travel even though his time travel ended up saving the timeline he traveled to, and NOW the gods are making him feel guilty about that **** ALL OVER AGAIN, and *THEN*.... ****......... HIS TIME MACHINE WAS REKT TO HELL SO EVEN THOUGH HE CAME TO THE PAST TO GET HELP, HE WAS MADE TO FEEL THAT HE ABANDONED HIS FUTURE AND LEFT EVERYONE ALONE TO DIE!!!!! EVERY SINGLE TIME HE DOES ANYTHING (which btw is like always bulmas idea) BY NO FAULT OF HIS IT GOES TO ABSOLUTE HELL AND THEN HE FEELS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING BAD THAT HAPPENS AND HE FEELS LIKE EVERYTHIGN IS HIS FAULT AND,,,,,

AND THEN!!!!! VEGETA!!!!!!!! WHO SPNENT THE ENTIRE CELL SAGA BEING A HUGE DICK ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!!!!! BUT WHO ONLY AFTER ALL OF THAT, AFTER FUTURE TRUNKS LEFT, CAME TO REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT HIS FAMILY IS!!!!!!!!! TELLS HIM "DON'T GIVE UP, WE'LL FIND A WAY."

ANDNDFNFDNDNDNND/?????????????@@?@?@

VEGETA LOVES TRUNKS SO MUCH HE LOVES EVERY TRUNKS AND SO DO I AND I'M JUst gonna go lie down bye[/spoiler]

this episode was So Good i cant deal

[[ok but like that whole shtick with black being like "IM CLOSER TO BEING PERFECT" im just like. yo. cell wore it better like 20 years ago find your own Thing]]

[[[go back to being hot topic trash i can get behind that]]]
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:40 pm

That's basically every villain, though, lol.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:41 pm

in b4 he starts absorbing people
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