I’m not the power level guy. Very quickly, I learned to stop caring about power scaling, relative strength and characters getting inexplicable power boosts during my time watching Dragon Ball Super. I just sat back and enjoyed the ride. The jump in power levels is much less extreme in Dragon Ball GT, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to get a whole lot of nonsense for our trouble.
In this final day talking about Dragon Ball GT before I dive into the Baby Saga, I have a question for the three or four people actually reading this. What do you think of this format? When I start watching the Baby Saga, do you this again and break it down after I’ve finished it all? Or should I just start reviewing the episodes one at a time instead as I go through them.
Let me know in the comments. I can make a choice eventually when I pick up GT again.
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Contrary to popular belief, Son Goku does has a character. Not a deep or complex one mind you. Goku likes two things: to fight strong guys and, to a slightly lesser extent, food. That first major character trait had ended up being the cause of a great number of events throughout Dragon Ball. Hell, two thirds of Dragon Ball Super came as a direct negative result of Goku’s innate, uncontrollable lust for battle.
Toriyama’s Goku isn’t a hero in the classic sense, there no doubt he’s a good guy, but still a selfish one who readily endangers those around him if it gets him what he wants. With Super still seared into my mind; The Goku seen in Dragon Ball GT, thus far, he doesn’t seem like Toriyama’s Goku to me.
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Pan has been one of the biggest points of contention amongst Dragon Ball fans. Ever since Toei took the liberty to alter her character since her introduction in the final pages of Dragon Ball’s manga. The daughter of Gohan and Videl and the granddaughter of Goku, the battle loving little girl seemed like a post-Goku future of series along with Uub. The Pan seen in Dragon Ball GT is the furthest thing from that.
Today, Dragon Ball Super exists, and Goku has still has many more fights to have compared to when he was still trying to pawn off his “guardian of Earth” moniker during the later half of Dragon Ball Z. In Super, Pan seems a lot more like the character we knew from the end of Z, despite only being a baby. One of the most painful things about going back and watching GT is my huge problem with Pan.
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