I agree with that. The series had just done a completely straight example in the from of Frieza, so I think they were trying to mix it up a bit so he wasn't just a carbon copy of the previous villain. He fits the trope in terms of how powerful he looks (weak, stronger, then weaker again) but not in how monstrous he is.
But I was never trying to say that Cell doesn't count as an example - just that he's not the most traditional one.
At some point I'll try to put together a collage, either of Sephiroth or Frieza, whichever looks better once it's put together.
edited 21st Apr '12 8:53:52 AM by abk0100