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WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« on: June 08, 2012, 07:31:00 AM »
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Re: WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 12:05:31 PM »
<grabs some popcorn with extra buttery sauce! & waits for the show>

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Re: WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 01:30:06 PM »
Given Superman's weakness to magic...I'd reluctantly give this one to Goku.
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Re: WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 01:55:41 PM »
I fucking HATE dragon ballZ, so I will give nothing to goku. the guys head looks like an artichoke.
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Re: WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 03:18:02 PM »
Goku doesn't use magic.

Given the massive power level inflation that happened in DBZ, I think we would reasonably have to consider where in the series we're talking about.

Also, Superman's powers are seldom really tested.  He's so much more powerful than most everyone else in his universe (Darkseid is a notable exception, but there just aren't that many others) that he has no way to really train.  Give him the opportunity to train like Goku did, and to fight opponents who can actually give him a challenge, and it's a whole new ballgame.  Even if his powers are charged by sunlight, there's still skill in how to use them.

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Re: WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 03:28:13 PM »
Goku doesn't use magic.

But he does use some sort of mystical power.  So it's an open question, then, as to whether Superman is vulnerable to them in the same way that he is vulnerable to magic.  I would expect that he is.

I've never actually watched DBZ, btw, I was just going by the Wiki article.

Given the massive power level inflation that happened in DBZ, I think we would reasonably have to consider where in the series we're talking about.

Fair.  Though to be fair, we need to apply that to Superman as well:  Which incarnation of his character are we talking about, here?  In some cases he can be thrashed by a big robot, in others he can be chucked at the moon so hard it cracks in half without him suffering injury.

Also, Superman's powers are seldom really tested.  He's so much more powerful than most everyone else in his universe (Darkseid is a notable exception, but there just aren't that many others) that he has no way to really train.  Give him the opportunity to train like Goku did, and to fight opponents who can actually give him a challenge, and it's a whole new ballgame.  Even if his powers are charged by sunlight, there's still skill in how to use them.

True.  When it comes to Superman actually fighting, he's not all that skillful - which really comes up against folks like Darkseid, or Mongul, or Doomsday.  Or, presumably, Goku.  This ties in with your other point about different incarnations and points along storylines - some have practiced more than others.
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Re: WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 12:24:27 PM »


Goku?
Dragon Ballz?
Superman?
Darkseid?

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Re: WeZzZzRURR and Screwtape commentary thread
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 05:48:13 AM »
What's Screwtape's power level? It's over 9000!!!

Yeah, I'm sorry about that.

Not a DBZ fan here, but the abridged series somebody did on YouTube is pretty funny.

However, I like to think Screwtape more like an Evangelion Unit, they murder angels (and are the good guys). And look, Screwtape has dropped by for an evening snack:



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