History DragonBall / TropesAToD

17th Apr '17 5:18:13 AM rafi
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* TheCameo: Akai Tomato, a character from Toriyama's 1979 one-shot ''Tomato, Girl Detective'', can be seen walking in the streets of West City in episode 44.
18th Feb '17 5:26:44 PM ElectroKraken
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** PlayedWith. When Goku was a kid he was often hailed as a prodigy for not only his natural strength and talent for fighting, but his ability to learn advance techniques after only seeing them once and being able adapt quickly while fighting. Then, it's {{Subverted}} when he learns that he's an alien from a super strong alien race that was born for battle and his abilities are considered normal. In fact, he's on the low end of his race. However, this trope is PlayedStraight again when Goku's quick adaptability and natural talent far surpasses any in his race, even the Saiyan Prince who really was a child prodigy, to the point that his low power level compared to other Saiyans at the start of the series could easily be chalked up to being raised on Earth and not fighting strong opponents in space like the other Saiyans.
** A DownPlayed exampled. Krillin never was as talented as Goku, who's is a HumanAlien from a fighting race, but compared to other humans he was an exceptional strong child. He was able to [[TrainingFromHell survived Master Roshi training regiment]] and would have been second only only to Goku in the 21st Martial Arts Tournament if Master Roshi didn't entered. He also learned the Kamehameha on the fly with no prior training at the age of sixteen when it took his master fifty years to developed it. The only things that really held Krillin back was his lack of self-esteem, which was an effect of the bullying he received from the monks at his former temple, and his occasional bouts of arrogance.

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** PlayedWith. When Goku was a kid he was often hailed as a prodigy for not only his natural strength and talent for fighting, but his ability to learn advance advanced techniques after only seeing them once and being able adapt quickly while fighting. Then, it's {{Subverted}} when he learns that he's an alien from a super strong alien race that was born for battle and his abilities are considered normal. In fact, he's on the low end of his race. However, this trope is PlayedStraight again when Goku's quick adaptability and natural talent far surpasses any in his race, even the Saiyan Prince who really was a child prodigy, to the point that his low power level compared to other Saiyans at the start of the series could easily be chalked up to being raised on Earth and not fighting strong opponents in space like the other Saiyans.
** A DownPlayed exampled. example. Krillin never was as talented as Goku, who's who is a HumanAlien from a fighting race, but compared to other humans he was an exceptional exceptionally strong child. He was able to [[TrainingFromHell survived survive Master Roshi Roshi's training regiment]] and would have been second only only to Goku in the 21st Martial Arts Tournament if Master Roshi didn't hadn't entered. He also learned the Kamehameha on the fly with no prior training at the age of sixteen when while it took his master fifty years to developed develop it. The only things that really held Krillin back was were his lack of self-esteem, which was an effect of the bullying he received from the monks at his former temple, and his occasional bouts of arrogance.
5th Feb '17 8:50:04 PM Ramona122003
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* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** In the 8th chapter of the manga Son Goku sends Yamcha in the air with his punch but Yamcha bounces off the frame's border back to the ground.
** In later chapters there are a few instances, where different characters refers to the fact that it's a manga, such as discussions of acceptableness of dirty jokes in a manga for children.
-->'''Krilin''' Hey, Wait a minute! What's Toriyama pulling? These panels have gotta be photocopies!
** The most blatant breaking of the fourth wall occurs when Gohan turns to the audience (there's no one else he could be talking to) and explains that Krillin stopped shaving his head after the Cell Games.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall:
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BreakingTheFourthWall: In the 8th chapter of the manga Son Goku sends Yamcha in the air with his punch but Yamcha bounces off the frame's border back to the ground.
** In later chapters there are a few instances, where different characters refers to the fact that it's a manga, such as discussions of acceptableness of dirty jokes in a manga for children.
-->'''Krilin''' Hey, Wait a minute! What's Toriyama pulling? These panels have gotta be photocopies!
** The most blatant breaking of the fourth wall occurs when Gohan turns to the audience (there's no one else he could be talking to) and explains that Krillin stopped shaving his head after the Cell Games.
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5th Feb '17 1:26:06 PM MoPete
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* BarredFromTheAfterlife: Those killed by Piccolo and his minions are forced to spend the rest of eternity in limbo unable to crossover to the afterlife. Reviving Piccolo's victims to spare them from this fate is part of the reason why Goku is so desperate to restore the Dragon Balls after Piccolo destroyed them.

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* BarredFromTheAfterlife: Those killed by Piccolo and his minions are forced to spend the rest of eternity in limbo unable to crossover to the afterlife. Reviving Piccolo's victims to spare them from this fate is part of the reason why Goku is so desperate to restore the Dragon Balls after Piccolo destroyed them. The fact that Raditz isn't stuck in limbo after being killed by Piccolo's reincarnation is the first sign of his HeelFaceTurn.
5th Feb '17 1:13:37 PM MoPete
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** The most blatant breaking of the fourth wall occurs when Gohan turns to the audience (there's no one else he could be talking to) and explains that Krillin stopped shaving his head after the Cell Games.
16th Jan '17 4:13:47 PM Daefos
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*** Even in ''Super,'' decades after every non-Saiyan has been DemotedToExtra and Goku has literally become a god, Chiaotzu's telekinesis still manages to hold him in place longer than the efforts of the rest of the cast combined.
25th Dec '16 1:47:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In the manga, there's a scene where a female Red Ribbon officer, Colonel Violet, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple (and apparently the only one in the whole army)]] presents Commander Red with a Dragon Ball. In the anime adaption of that episode, not only do you see her retrieve it, but later, [[GenreSavvy upon realizing that Goku's attack is going to spell the end of the Army]] she loots Red's riches and gets out of Dodge.

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** In the manga, there's a scene where a female Red Ribbon officer, Colonel Violet, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple (and apparently the only one in the whole army)]] presents Commander Red with a Dragon Ball. In the anime adaption of that episode, not only do you see her retrieve it, but later, [[GenreSavvy upon realizing that Goku's attack is going to spell the end of the Army]] Army she loots Red's riches and gets out of Dodge.
19th Dec '16 2:21:11 AM Morgenthaler
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** King Piccolo started off as an aging villain who went on to kick everyone's butt. He completely tears Goku a new one without even trying and Master Roshi outright refuses to fight him. He becomes even more BadAss after regaining his youth.

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** King Piccolo started off as an aging villain who went on to kick everyone's butt. He completely tears Goku a new one without even trying and Master Roshi outright refuses to fight him. He becomes even more BadAss badass after regaining his youth.
6th Dec '16 2:29:43 PM username2527
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* ComedicSociopathy: All the main characters, especially in the first story arc, except for Goku. Bulma is a [[SpoiledBrat spoil, rich brat]] who often uses people to get her way. Oolong is a perverted pig who actually drugged Goku and Bulma so he can feel on Bulma while she's unconscious (this was changed in the dub to him wanting to steal the Dragon Balls). Yamcha is a desert thief who has no problem trying to kill a 12 years old Goku. Master Roshi is also a pervert who blackmails Bulma to show him her panties and tries to watch Launch undress. Krillin is a DirtyCoward who cheated Goku out of his meal after he fairly found Roshi's rock, and Launch's evil side is an infamous bank robber who regularly shoots people. So, the audience don't feel sorry for them when misfortune hits. This eventually gets {{Downplayed}} as the series moved on.

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* ComedicSociopathy: All the main characters, especially in the first story arc, except for Goku. Bulma is a [[SpoiledBrat spoil, rich brat]] who often uses people to get her way.way and shot a 12-year old Goku. Oolong is a perverted pig who actually drugged Goku and Bulma so he can feel on Bulma while she's unconscious (this was changed in the dub to him wanting to steal the Dragon Balls). Yamcha is a desert thief who has no problem trying to kill a 12 years old Goku. Master Roshi is also a pervert who blackmails Bulma to show him her panties and tries to watch Launch undress. Krillin is a DirtyCoward who cheated Goku out of his meal after he fairly found Roshi's rock, and Launch's evil side is an infamous bank robber who regularly shoots people. So, the audience don't feel sorry for them when misfortune hits. This eventually gets {{Downplayed}} as the series moved on.
6th Dec '16 10:02:25 AM Ramona122003
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* ContinuitySnarl: The ''Manga/OnePiece'' x ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' x ''Dragon Ball'' special, being a crossover special, brings out a truckload of these.
** Zoro and Zebra stalemating with Vegeta's Galick Gun. [[note]]Zebra's case would make more sense, but even then Vegeta's Galick Gun has enough power to ''obliterate'' an entire planet.[[/note]]
** Luffy and Toriko able to fight with Goku on even footing.
** Gohan being [[TheWorfEffect worfed]] before he gets to do anything.
** Luffy and Toriko and their allies able to last against an enemy Goku and the Z-Fighters had difficulty against.
** Luffy and Toriko being able to damage the Akami whereas Goku needed his Super Saiyan forms to do so.

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* ContinuitySnarl: ComedicSociopathy: All the main characters, especially in the first story arc, except for Goku. Bulma is a [[SpoiledBrat spoil, rich brat]] who often uses people to get her way. Oolong is a perverted pig who actually drugged Goku and Bulma so he can feel on Bulma while she's unconscious (this was changed in the dub to him wanting to steal the Dragon Balls). Yamcha is a desert thief who has no problem trying to kill a 12 years old Goku. Master Roshi is also a pervert who blackmails Bulma to show him her panties and tries to watch Launch undress. Krillin is a DirtyCoward who cheated Goku out of his meal after he fairly found Roshi's rock, and Launch's evil side is an infamous bank robber who regularly shoots people. So, the audience don't feel sorry for them when misfortune hits. This eventually gets {{Downplayed}} as the series moved on.
* ContinuitySnarl:
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The ''Manga/OnePiece'' x ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' x ''Dragon Ball'' special, being a crossover special, brings out a truckload of these.
** *** Zoro and Zebra stalemating with Vegeta's Galick Gun. [[note]]Zebra's case would make more sense, but even then Vegeta's Galick Gun has enough power to ''obliterate'' an entire planet.[[/note]]
** *** Luffy and Toriko able to fight with Goku on even footing.
** *** Gohan being [[TheWorfEffect worfed]] before he gets to do anything.
** *** Luffy and Toriko and their allies able to last against an enemy Goku and the Z-Fighters had difficulty against.
** *** Luffy and Toriko being able to damage the Akami whereas Goku needed his Super Saiyan forms to do so.
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