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** Likewise, [[https://curiouscat.me/MistareFusion/post/817220811 he]] "likes Ribrianne and her stick well enough", despite the character being widely disliked by the community.

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** Likewise, [[https://curiouscat.me/MistareFusion/post/817220811 he]] "likes Ribrianne and her stick well enough", despite the character being widely disliked by the western community.

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* EnsembleCast: Lance mocks this line of thought about the Artificial Humans arc, since even while it has many characters, none of them actually advance the story forwards. Is only Goku who does. The only time ''Dragon Ball'' has an ensemble cast, in Lance's words, is in the Pilaf arc.


* MagnumOpusDissonance[[invoked]]: The Red Ribbon Army Arc isn't often well-regarded among fans, but is nonetheless ranked the highest in Lance's scores at 10/10. Conversely, the Piccolo Daimao Arc (typically seen as the best pre-''Z'' arc) received a 2/10, the even more popular Freeza Arc got a 5/10, and the equally popular Cell Arc can only receive either a 3 or a 1 at this point.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance[[invoked]]: The Red Ribbon Army Arc isn't often well-regarded among fans, but is nonetheless ranked the highest in Lance's scores at 10/10. Conversely, the Piccolo Daimao Arc (typically seen as the best pre-''Z'' arc) received a 2/10, the even more popular Freeza Arc got a 5/10, and the equally popular Cell Arc can only receive either received a 3 or a 1 at this point.3/10.


The series began on January 12, 2012, and is currently covering the Cell Arc. New episodes are released on Monday on a roughly biweekly basis.

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The series began on January 12, 2012, and is currently on the cusp of covering the Cell Majin Boo Arc. New episodes are released on Monday on a roughly biweekly basis.



* 3. ''Undecided''

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* 3. ''Undecided''The Cell Arc



* 1. ''Undecided''

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* 1. ''Undecided''The Majin Boo Arc (by process of elimination; not yet "officially" ranked)


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* ForegoneConclusion: Because of how he reveals each arc's ranking, whatever he gave the Cell Arc would inevitably reveal what he'd give the Majin Boo Arc; hence, it has the lowest ranking despite not being "officially" covered yet.


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** As the series goes on, his distaste for ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' and Freeza's numerous post-manga comebacks becomes more evident.

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** The name of the mountain where Goku used to live (Mount Paozu) was the creation of Creator/ToeiAnimation, and so was the idea that Goku lived there with Chichi when they got married. Since this contradicts the manga (where Goku's home is never seen until ''Cell'' and being completely different in design) this annoys Lance well enough he jumped into a rant on Facebook the moment the anime-only name was referenced in the manga of ''[[Manga/DragonBallSuper Super]]''.


* PetTheDog: Despite his hatred of the [[Recap/DragonBallSuperUniverseSurvivalArc Universal Survival Arc]], he does consider Caulifla and Kale to be interesting characters, if a bit poorly handled like everything in the arc.

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Despite his hatred of the [[Recap/DragonBallSuperUniverseSurvivalArc Universal Survival Arc]], he does consider Caulifla and Kale to be interesting characters, if a bit poorly handled like everything in the arc. arc.
** Likewise, [[https://curiouscat.me/MistareFusion/post/817220811 he]] "likes Ribrianne and her stick well enough", despite the character being widely disliked by the community.


* 3. Undecided

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* 3. Undecided''Undecided''



* 1. Undecided

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* 1. Undecided''Undecided''


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter[[invoked]]: Chaozu is frequently pointed out as having little to no role past his introductory arc, and is either a MauveShirt or a background character. [[RunningGag Because Toriyama doesn't care about Chaozu]].

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Chaozu is frequently pointed out as having little to no role past his introductory arc, and is either a MauveShirt or a background character. [[RunningGag Because Toriyama doesn't care about Chaozu]].Chaozu]].
** Though he has yet to cover their appearances in the series itself, [[https://curiouscat.me/MistareFusion/post/797729936?t=1551052585 Lance has gone on record]] as finding [[FusionDance Vegetto and Gogeta]] uninteresting for ignoring the potential characterization that would come from fusing together two people with conflicting personalities (of whom one holds a deep dislike for the other), instead existing just to beat people up.



* YouSayTomato: In keeping with the etymology of the Saiyan name (it being an anagram of the Japanese ''yasai''), Lance pronounces the race as "SIGH-yan", in contrast to the more well-known Funimation pronunciation ("SAY-yan").

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* YouSayTomato: In keeping with the etymology of the Saiyan name (it being an anagram of the Japanese ''yasai''), Lance pronounces the race as "SIGH-yan", like "cyan", in contrast to the more well-known Funimation pronunciation ("SAY-yan").("SAY-yun").

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* FanDislikedExplanation[[invoked]]:
** At the end of ''The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai Arc Part 3'', he discusses Tenshinhan's alien background [[AllThereInTheManual as claimed by one of the Daizenshuu guidebooks]], and flat-out rejects it since it dilutes the uniqueness of ''Dragon Ball'''s Earth, and (since nowhere else in the series is it ever brought up) adds nothing to it unlike Piccolo and Goku's alien backgrounds.
** ''Dragon Ball Minus'''s take on Goku's background (that he was sent to Earth for his own safety by his loving parents, and not to destroy it by his barbaric race who saw him as a weakling) diminishes the significance of Goku's character arc in the series, as he details in ''The Saiyan Arc Part 6''. He outright considers ''Minus'' the worst installment in the franchise for this rewrite.


* CounterpartComparison: Lance tend to compare characters and plots with american sitcons and cartoons, which make him stand out from other reviewers that talk about ''Dragon Ball''
** In a video, he compares Yamcha with Fred from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', due to them being [[TheGenericGuy pretty unremarkable]] in the cast.

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* CounterpartComparison: Lance tend to compare characters and plots with american sitcons and cartoons, which make him stand out from other reviewers that talk about ''Dragon Ball''
** In a video, he compares Yamcha with Fred from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', due to them being [[TheGenericGuy pretty unremarkable]] in the cast.


* AnachronicOrder: Though the series updates in chronological order based on when each chapter or movie came out originally, the TV versions of arcs are only covered in between main manga arcs (and didn't start until after the Piccolo Arc was finished). Likewise, ''Episode of Bardock'' and ''Dragon Ball Minus'' are covered directly after the Bardock special despite all three being years apart from each other, and the Trunks special is covered in the same video as ''Trunks The Story'' despite both being separated by six months.



* AuthorAppeal: When it comes to discussing the movies, Lance has stated that he tend to prefer the SliceOfLife scenes more than the action itself. He finds [[ExcusePlot action for the sake of action]] to bore him, as he is not emotionally invested enough to care.

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When it comes to discussing the movies, Lance has stated that he tend to prefer the SliceOfLife scenes more than the action itself. He finds [[ExcusePlot action for the sake of action]] to bore him, as he is not emotionally invested enough to care.
** Fancy and/or cute clothes are something he likes, particularly those of female characters.


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* HypocriticalHumor: Lance briefly bemoans #18 having a scene devoted to [[TheFashionista her shopping for clothes]] in the animated Trunks special as if shopping is all girls care about, before wanting two outfits she wears in the very next breath.


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* InvincibleVillain: Lance can't stand villains who are invincible due to [[GoodThingYouCanHeal overpowered regeneration abilities]] that nullify damage over and over until an arbitrary ending attack, but implacable foes who serve to ramp up desperation as the heroes struggle to hold their own (such as Nappa and the #17 and #18 in the Trunks special) are a better use of the trope in his eyes.


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* ToughActToFollow[[invoked]]: With the Red Ribbon Army Arc being his overall favorite ''Dragon Ball'' arc, and the Saiyan Arc being right behind as the top "''Z''" arc, it's difficult for later arcs to recapture the same sense of adventure or action they had (particularly the latter, as the raw brutality of the final fight is lost in favor of {{Super Mode}}s, [[OneWingedAngel transformations]], [[FromASingleCell regeneration]], and numerous "ultimate" trump cards that don't matter).


* BetterThanCanon: In ''The Cell Arc Part 12'', Lance comments that ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' handles Vegeta's [[EasilyForgiven sudden acceptance among the group despite his past deeds]] better than the manga, due to Goku [[AdaptationalDumbass being more naive than his counterpart]] and thinking they're best friends, despite Vegeta openly hating him.

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* BetterThanCanon: BetterThanCanon[[invoked]]: In ''The Cell Arc Part 12'', Lance comments that ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' handles Vegeta's [[EasilyForgiven sudden acceptance among the group despite his past deeds]] better than the manga, due to Goku [[AdaptationalDumbass being more naive than his counterpart]] and thinking they're best friends, despite Vegeta openly hating him.


* BetterThanCanon: During his discussion of Vegeta during the Cell saga, he states he finds [[Idiotplot idiotic]] how many of the characters allow [[LooseCanon Vegeta]] to stay around despite all the evil deeds he has commited, expecially as every character has stated to disliking him and yet they allow him to stay around, feeling it was Out of character for them and just an excuse to keep him around and have Bulma and him hook up so Trunks can exist. Despite this, he states he finds ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' rendition of the events better due to Goku [[AdaptationalDumbass being more naive than his counterpart]] and thinking they are best friends despite Vegeta openly hating him.

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* BetterThanCanon: During his discussion of Vegeta during the In ''The Cell saga, he states he finds [[Idiotplot idiotic]] how many of the characters allow [[LooseCanon Vegeta]] to stay around despite all the evil deeds he has commited, expecially as every character has stated to disliking him and yet they allow him to stay around, feeling it was Out of character for them and just an excuse to keep him around and have Bulma and him hook up so Trunks can exist. Despite this, he states he finds Arc Part 12'', Lance comments that ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' rendition of handles Vegeta's [[EasilyForgiven sudden acceptance among the events group despite his past deeds]] better than the manga, due to Goku [[AdaptationalDumbass being more naive than his counterpart]] and thinking they are they're best friends friends, despite Vegeta openly hating him.


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* EasilyForgiven: ''The Cell Arc Part 12'' goes deep into how Vegeta is let off the hook by just about everyone despite being a murderous bastard all his life, even after he proves himself an active liability by letting Cell become complete. He even compares Vegeta's evil acts to those of the other reformed antagonists (albeit excluding Piccolo's actions as Piccolo Daimao), and he still comes out worse than all of them.


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** He notes that while Yamcha and Tenshinhan are entertaining as antagonists, they mostly become blank slates once they [[HeelFaceTurn pull an about-face]] and lose the antagonistic traits that made them interesting (compared to Vegeta, who still remains himself even after he stops being an active villain).


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** Villains who [[GoodThingYouCanHeal have regeneration abilities]]. He's OK with Piccolo and Metal Coola, noting that the former's regeneration went as far as limbs and still required a lot of energy, whilst the latter's could be overcome via strategy and overtaxing it. The likes of Cell, however, don't even feel pain from wounds, making them "[[InvincibleVillain wanked-out invincible]]" in his opinion.
--> '''Lance:''' I miss the Saiyan Arc, where damage seemed to actually matter. Where's the fun in watching people punch an invincible brick wall?!


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* StrictlyFormula: The early ''Dragon Ball Z'' movies' similar story beats to one another do not go unnoticed by Lance. By ''Extreme Battle!! The Three Great Super Saiyans'', he has far more to say about how the old, worn-out, repetitive formula and how strangled by it the movie is, than he does about the movie itself.

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* BetterThanCanon: During his discussion of Vegeta during the Cell saga, he states he finds [[Idiotplot idiotic]] how many of the characters allow [[LooseCanon Vegeta]] to stay around despite all the evil deeds he has commited, expecially as every character has stated to disliking him and yet they allow him to stay around, feeling it was Out of character for them and just an excuse to keep him around and have Bulma and him hook up so Trunks can exist. Despite this, he states he finds ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' rendition of the events better due to Goku [[AdaptationalDumbass being more naive than his counterpart]] and thinking they are best friends despite Vegeta openly hating him.

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