dragon ball is a much better show when everyone is motivated by beating each others ass at first
i think by omitting the drive to beat a more powerful opponent from certain characters really helps undersell their transformation into good people: this is literally the core of vegeta's character and central to why so many people love him. he's not softened by goku because goku's just that good a dude: by wanting to surpass goku he eventually learns that part of what makes goku so strong is the way he interacts with the world around him and treats other people, and so by learning from that vegeta also becomes a better person in trying to surpass goku
to put it in a more pithy way: vegeta's desire to surpass goku is what makes vegeta a better dad than goku
anyway back to this volcano situation
yeah good ideas guys, blast the magma with energy beams. works like a charm
that was a nice conclusion to see them all combine their strength to beat the magma like that
next time: the 23rd tenkaichi budokai
i'm actually really excited for this. it's the last arc of dragon ball so it's bound to be super good and tie up all the loose ends so far. hoping for a satisfying conclusion to a fuckin great show
tenkaichi bootykai, the best booty under heaven
strap in, its the hottest tournament arc yet. we got:
it's been three years since king piccolo died, and we haven't really seen much of goku and pals since leaving them in their training just after piccolo died. so it'll be cool to see how everyone's grown up
the title cards for the budokai episodes are always so badass. i love it
really didn't need to see roshi thirsting over bulma
seeing goku all grown up for the first time is incredible. my beautiful baby boy 😭
everyone's shown up! i was getting worried
damn, the first appearance of grown up piccolo is terrifying
fuck yeah. this arc is gonna be so good
i am so ready
goku vs tenshinhan rematch is gonna be awesome. same with goku vs piccolo
"we were just talking about how strong [piccolo] looks!" yeah good lie tenshinhan
damn poor chi chi, getting forgotten by her future husband
wow, tournament enrollment is actually down this time
having chaozu there to fix the numbers is a really great writing decision. easy explanation as to why everyone is in different blocks
poor chapa-o. he's about to get his ass beat
lmao. knocked out in one chop
OH FUCK I FORGOT TAO PAI PAI IS HERE TOO
so the main tournament participants after the qualifier will probably be: goku, tenshinhan, piccolo, tao, yajirobe, and chi chi. thats my guess
maybe krillin instead of yajirobe or chi chi, idk
this episode is called the chosen eight, so we'll see if my predictions come true
damn, piccolo and tao are brutalizing people
goku, ten, krillin, yamcha, piccolo, tao pai pai, chi chi, and... some rando??? really thought yajirobe couldamade it
oh my god, these matchups are gonna be so good
tao vs tenshinhan
goku vs chi chi
krillin vs piccolo
and that random guy vs yamcha
i hope we get yamcha vs piccolo. it would be a shame for him to get eliminated in the first round
krillin is a short king but unfortunately there's no way he's winning against piccolo
it would destroy the inevitable goku vs piccolo matchup
next time: tao vs ten. super excited to watch this
its time for dragon ball
"What are they doing" why, oolong, they're saving on the animation budget
what a fuckin fight. incredible
i wonder how tenshinhan's arc is going to develop as the tournament goes on tho. that seemed like a really unsatisfying conclusion to all the crane hermit stuff
"what's a bride?"
goku continues to be a goofball
also chi chi could absolutely hand ass to people, god damn
what the fuck? how come we never get to see goku punch the air like that again?
i always thought a bride was some kind of food
"i love you"
"what's that mean?"
i am LOSING IT
oh yeah, the next fight is krillin vs piccolo
pretty sure this is the only time this ever happens
i love how piccolo uses the cape against krillin here
shen is fucking terrifying dude
having your attacks look like clumsiness is wild
damn, yamcha got his ass beat by shen
it's time for goku vs tenshinhan
the fights epic but i gotta go to bed, so next time we'll start with the fight in earnest
and we're back. i'm getting rather tired of doing live commentary because i don't really have much of anything interesting to say tbh
goku is absolutely toying with tenshinhan right now. ten is going all out and breathing super heavy while goku is just chill and relaxed
just ONE of goku's shoes is FIFTY POUNDS
i'm seeing double! eight tenshinhans!
clever of them to put the ad break just as goku is knocked out after getting hit by ten's eye beams
> "what's a bride?"
Goku: *teleports into the room* *panics* BULMA! SEX MAKES BABIES!
Bulma *nursing baby Trunks* I'm well aware.
- DBZA Abridged
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