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14th Jul '16 9:35:41 PM Foxtrot
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***To add to the immediately above, Bulma and Yamcha just had frictiony personalities anyway, and would likely be the sort of couple that would just not get along after so long; also there's the matter of Yamcha being something of an underachiever, which is something which would bother Bulma. Perhaps Yamcha showed interest in another girl (whether misinterpreted or not), giving Bulma an excuse to dump his sorry ass. Then along comes Vegeta, who is now staying at her house (despite the fact that the first time they met, he [i]threatened to kill her[/i] - but in the anime, he came off as pretty pathetic when he came back to Earth after dealing with Freeza's forces. In fact, he came off as a stray. They would have eventually gravitated to one another, eventually. Bulma already thought he was cute (and discovered he was a prince); as for Vegeta, Saiyans _are_ at least semi-social creatures. They seem to do fine on their own, but appreciate and perhaps prefer company.
14th Jul '16 9:01:18 PM Foxtrot
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*** Namekians are utterly sexless; Dende (at least in the manga) seems to be utterly confused at the concept of "male" and "female". Given that they can seem to reproduce _at will_, it would likely be a good survival method to culturally limit breeding to just the one in charge at the moment, with no one else being _allowed_ to breed (as in wolf packs, where only the alpha pair is allowed to breed), so as not to overpopulate their world too much. This one is not sure whether or not if the reason for their planet having an environmental collapse was mentioned or not, but even if they don't eat, they may have overpopulated themselves, leading to a disaster. Given that this would have happened in Guru's lifetime, as the last Namekian (that he knew of, The Nameless Namekian already sitting on Earth wondering what to do) this "cultural rule" might be brand new with him. Given how much control they have over the creation of their offspring (as evidenced by Demon-King Piccolo's kids), it wouldn't be hard to make them kind of automatically realize the need for this kind of rule. Dende follows it, because he doesn't see himself as having authority/permission to reproduce, while Piccolo, well, he probably remembers what his previous self spawned. Also, he had Gohan, which might be good enough for any desires of having progeny.
14th Jul '16 5:53:21 PM Foxtrot
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*** Super establishes that there are multiple universes, and multiple Earths. Earth 7 is obviously not OUR Earth in any timeline; who is to say that only ONE species can become sapient at once per planet? Perhaps Earth 7 had several different species come to sapience, without humans interfering with it, or killing off what they might have seen as intelligent rivals, as our Earth's humans would undoubtedly do (what do you think would happen if someone caught chimps or raccoons or even, say, rats - creatures with hands - making tools? It would not end well for the new tool users.)
7th Jul '16 7:10:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Which is exactly what plants do. And of course, this is coming from the same guy who said [[ArtisticLicenseBiology tails are a recessive trait]] [[TheyJustDidntCare even though Gohan had one, and the fact that he has a daughter demonstrates he doesn't have a monosomy disorder.]]

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** Which is exactly what plants do. And of course, this is coming from the same guy who said [[ArtisticLicenseBiology tails are a recessive trait]] [[TheyJustDidntCare even though Gohan had one, and the fact that he has a daughter demonstrates he doesn't have a monosomy disorder.]]
disorder.
4th Jul '16 7:40:28 PM Discar
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Perhaps Dr. Gero found Buu years before Babidi, and based Cell's programming on that. Neither Gero nor Cell himself could ever comprehend [[OutsideContextVillain exactly what]] was Buu supposed to be, and they Cell assumed that everything he had was inherited from the aforementioned warriors.

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Perhaps Dr. Gero found Buu years before Babidi, and based Cell's programming on that. Neither Gero nor Cell himself could ever comprehend [[OutsideContextVillain [[OutsideContextProblem exactly what]] was Buu supposed to be, and they Cell assumed that everything he had was inherited from the aforementioned warriors.
25th Jun '16 8:42:44 PM xXwindsofchangeXx
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* To where a good hit to it, even by someone not as powerful, can end up severely affecting, if not neutralizing altogether, the ability to fight. There’s a repeated pattern of this – Vegeta ends up dying when Frieza Death Beams him right through the heart (which, to be fair, would probably happen to anyone), Raditz’s end comes when Piccolo’s Special Beam Cannon hits him in the stomach – only after Gohan’s headbutt dents his armor. Broly, who for all intents and purposes was Dragonball Z’s PhysicalGod before Physical Gods were cool, dies once when a well-targeted punch from Goku hits him directly in the torso, and then again when his heart explodes when he is launched into the Sun. In ‘‘Resurrection F’’, Goku, who is in Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form, and even when fatigued, obscenely powerful, gets knocked out almost instantly by a ray gun to the heart by Sorbet, who was several magnitudes weaker and using the equivalent of a pea shooter against a tank. Cell, given his Saiyan genetics, may have had this same issue to some degree. He reacted noticeably badly to most body shots – particularly in his final form. This may have been the reason that Saiyan armor was invented in the first place – so that a lucky shot to the right spot by a weaker enemy couldn’t put Saiyans completely out of commission in a battle.

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* To where a good hit to it, even by someone not as powerful, can end up severely affecting, if not neutralizing altogether, the ability to fight. There’s a repeated pattern of this – Vegeta ends up dying when Frieza Death Beams him right through the heart (which, to be fair, would probably happen to anyone), Raditz’s end comes when Piccolo’s Special Beam Cannon hits him in the stomach – only after Gohan’s headbutt dents his armor. armor. Broly, who for all intents and purposes was Dragonball Z’s PhysicalGod before Physical Gods were cool, dies once when a well-targeted punch from Goku hits him directly in the torso, and then again when his heart explodes when he is launched into the Sun. Sun. In ‘‘Resurrection F’’, Goku, who is in Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form, and even when fatigued, obscenely powerful, gets knocked out almost instantly by a ray gun to the heart by Sorbet, who was several magnitudes weaker and using the equivalent of a pea shooter against a tank. tank. Cell, given his Saiyan genetics, may have had this same issue to some degree. degree. He reacted noticeably badly to most body shots – particularly in his final form. form. This may have been the reason that Saiyan armor was invented in the first place – so that a lucky shot to the right spot by a weaker enemy couldn’t put Saiyans completely out of commission in a battle.
25th Jun '16 8:42:43 PM xXwindsofchangeXx
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[[WMG: The heart/general torso area is a biological weak point for Saiyans.]]
* To where a good hit to it, even by someone not as powerful, can end up severely affecting, if not neutralizing altogether, the ability to fight. There’s a repeated pattern of this – Vegeta ends up dying when Frieza Death Beams him right through the heart (which, to be fair, would probably happen to anyone), Raditz’s end comes when Piccolo’s Special Beam Cannon hits him in the stomach – only after Gohan’s headbutt dents his armor. Broly, who for all intents and purposes was Dragonball Z’s PhysicalGod before Physical Gods were cool, dies once when a well-targeted punch from Goku hits him directly in the torso, and then again when his heart explodes when he is launched into the Sun. In ‘‘Resurrection F’’, Goku, who is in Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form, and even when fatigued, obscenely powerful, gets knocked out almost instantly by a ray gun to the heart by Sorbet, who was several magnitudes weaker and using the equivalent of a pea shooter against a tank. Cell, given his Saiyan genetics, may have had this same issue to some degree. He reacted noticeably badly to most body shots – particularly in his final form. This may have been the reason that Saiyan armor was invented in the first place – so that a lucky shot to the right spot by a weaker enemy couldn’t put Saiyans completely out of commission in a battle.
7th Jun '16 6:19:30 PM ZoeyPosthuman
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*** His dad is dead, he looks EXACTLY like his dad, and Chi-Chi was training him. Of course he'd be enraged.
7th Jun '16 6:04:47 PM ZoeyPosthuman
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* It actually still works with the Super Saiyan God transformations. Red hair, blue hair.
7th Jun '16 5:47:43 PM ZoeyPosthuman
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** I'd say canon is more of a personal concept rather than a solid truth. Sure, the IP owner has their official canon, and official canon works will follow it, but that's hardly the end of the works in the fandom. Firstly, there's some fandoms that have multiple canons due to reboots/multiverses/IP owner + creator disagreements and other things. For example, Star Wars Legends Canon vs. new Canon. The fandom and fanworks don't fall in line behind the canon. Everyone brings their own personal opinions of what should and shouldn't be canon to the fandom, and helps create other people's. Furthermore, since people, including those of a fictional nature, can be viewed vastly differently by different people, it's hard to establish a "canon" personality just from that. Sure there's some things people tend to agree on, but, to use another example, some people see Snape as hero, and other as basically a wizard MRA who just so happened to join the good guys in guilt, but was still a dick. Furthermore, if a franchise lasts long enough, fans can end up running the canon, like in comic books or Doctor Who. And, of course all of this can overlap. Rather than interpreting canon as a solid thing, I see it as far more fluid, evolving, changing and very subjective.
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