Poor, Poor Yamcha..... . wau. Obligatory dbz
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#36 - poontanglife (11/30/2013) [-]
You know.. i love DBZ, i however miss the times when other Z-Fighers were relevent instead of just the Saiyans.
#56 to #36 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
I got excited when they made android 18 part of the Z crew only to be forgotten and left as background character
I got excited when they made android 18 part of the Z crew only to be forgotten and left as background character
#200 to #70 - Rascal (12/02/2013) [-]
TFS - Vegeta Finds Out That Future Trunks Is His Son
#31 - thosewhofight (11/30/2013) [-]
Pic super related.
#Krillinandyamchafavdbagzcharacturz

Not really. Krillin's Destructo Disc was one of my favorite moves, though.
User avatar #115 to #31 - iamaniceperson (11/30/2013) [-]
but... people forget your "sins" if you are loved... And they don't if you aren't...
#138 to #115 - thosewhofight (11/30/2013) [-]
You're absolutely right, and it's an endless 			*******		 cycle. You're loved because everyone forgets your sins; your sins are forgotten because everyone loves you.    
This applies just as much in real-life as it does in tv-shows, as we've long ago begun to dissociate from the black/white view on good and evil in the world. Once cruel and senseless characters like Vegeta, Deadpool, Bullseye or Dexter are now categorized as anti-heroes - and people worship them, thus making them loved and their sins forgotten.    
What this really goes to show, however, is that we've always distanced ourselves from the "weak" characters. Most shows teach us, that everyone is suspectible to a sudden rise in power, a physical development; the hero gets stronger. However, those who don't are simply left behind, like Krillin or Yamcha, even though their development as characters (or lack thereof) would be far more realistic and in the end add a certain degree of variety from the cliché.    
   
Yeah... Just a continuation of your comment, really. What I wrote was highly superfluous, but y'know, chains of pretty words get me excited.
You're absolutely right, and it's an endless ******* cycle. You're loved because everyone forgets your sins; your sins are forgotten because everyone loves you.
This applies just as much in real-life as it does in tv-shows, as we've long ago begun to dissociate from the black/white view on good and evil in the world. Once cruel and senseless characters like Vegeta, Deadpool, Bullseye or Dexter are now categorized as anti-heroes - and people worship them, thus making them loved and their sins forgotten.
What this really goes to show, however, is that we've always distanced ourselves from the "weak" characters. Most shows teach us, that everyone is suspectible to a sudden rise in power, a physical development; the hero gets stronger. However, those who don't are simply left behind, like Krillin or Yamcha, even though their development as characters (or lack thereof) would be far more realistic and in the end add a certain degree of variety from the cliché.

Yeah... Just a continuation of your comment, really. What I wrote was highly superfluous, but y'know, chains of pretty words get me excited.
#10 - amonamonamon (11/30/2013) [-]
Yamcha and Krillin are highly underrated characters, in my opinion   
   
Yamcha especially, because I really liked his role in Dragonball
Yamcha and Krillin are highly underrated characters, in my opinion

Yamcha especially, because I really liked his role in Dragonball
User avatar #20 to #10 - murrlogic (11/30/2013) [-]
People forget that Krillin survived the longest out of Frieza's victims
#11 to #10 - saiyajinwarrior (11/30/2013) [-]
Yamcha's role in Dragon Ball was basically to make an idiot out of himself as much as he could.
#24 to #11 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
it seems that people forget that, that man with the glasses was actually controlled by Kami.
Who, in the original Dragonball was a ******* badass
User avatar #84 to #24 - saiyajinwarrior (11/30/2013) [-]
I knew that, anon.

It's still pretty embarrassing how Yamcha got his ass kicked, though.
#30 to #11 - amonamonamon (11/30/2013) [-]
I guess, but there's nothing wrong with liking the 'likable idiot' character, is there?
I guess, but there's nothing wrong with liking the 'likable idiot' character, is there?
#38 to #30 - fingercramp (11/30/2013) [-]
That's why we have Kirllian though
#16 - I Am Monkey (11/30/2013) [-]
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#86 - kanatana (11/30/2013) [-]
I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that after Yamcha retired from fighting professionally, he became a baseball player in the major leagues. Aside from Vegeta's family, he is literally the most successful, professionally, of any of the major cast.
User avatar #154 to #86 - admiralen ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
well, the other z warriors probably didnt think it was fair to make money of their strength considering they were all several thousand times stronger, faster and generally fit than the rest of the human race
User avatar #155 to #154 - kanatana (11/30/2013) [-]
Besides his inhuman powers, what marketable skills did the guy even have?
User avatar #157 to #155 - admiralen ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
just saiyan, youre kind of ruining baseball if you could play alone versus all the other teams on the planet combined
User avatar #158 to #157 - kanatana (11/30/2013) [-]
Ain't no rule against super speed in baseball. Or flying. Or half-mile home runs. Or surrounding a pitch with a Kamehameha.

Just saiyan.
User avatar #159 to #158 - admiralen ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
not rules against it, but if you take away all the competition its kind of pointless, he would be better of making a career as a superhuman who can beat anyone in pretty much anything
User avatar #160 to #159 - kanatana (11/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, but then Goku would try to join in on the fun. Then Yamcha would be out of a job, again.
User avatar #161 to #160 - admiralen ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
dont think goku even cares about yamcha, hes pretty oblivious and is only out for a challenge
User avatar #162 to #161 - kanatana (12/01/2013) [-]
After all of the friendship speeches in DBZ, I kinda doubt Goku would treat his buddies like that.
User avatar #163 to #162 - admiralen ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
its not that he treats yamcha bad, i just dont think he cares about yamcha at all, in the later seasons i doubt he even remembers that yamcha exists
#167 to #163 - kanatana (12/01/2013) [-]
Goku is afraid of needles. He can be forgiven a little ditziness.
Goku is afraid of needles. He can be forgiven a little ditziness.
User avatar #168 to #167 - admiralen ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
i dont think he needs to be afraid of needles, i doubt theres a needle in the world that can pierce his skin
User avatar #169 to #168 - kanatana (12/01/2013) [-]
It's called an irrational fear for a reason, my friend.
User avatar #87 to #86 - saiyajinwarrior (11/30/2013) [-]
That was filler. Never actually happened.
User avatar #89 to #87 - kanatana (11/30/2013) [-]
"Series creator Akira Toriyama suggested that Yamcha would be a baseball player in anime filler material for Dragon Ball Z."

From the DBZ wiki page. If Toriyama did it, it's canon.
User avatar #94 to #89 - saiyajinwarrior (11/30/2013) [-]
True, but it was only a suggestion to Toei for filler material. Toriyama himself never actually wrote it into the story.
User avatar #96 to #94 - kanatana (11/30/2013) [-]
Meh, in my opinion, word of god is word of god, mate.
User avatar #124 to #86 - leonhardt (11/30/2013) [-]
Cat loves food yeah yeah yeah yeah
User avatar #64 - crimsonkev (11/30/2013) [-]
Dragonball: Yamcha is one of the strongest
Dragonball Z: Yamcha is one of the weakest
Dragonball GT: Yamcha doesn't even exist
User avatar #78 to #64 - saiyajinwarrior (11/30/2013) [-]
Well, GT doesn't exist either, soooo....
User avatar #107 to #78 - taintedangel (11/30/2013) [-]
Toriyama made it, so it does exist.
User avatar #61 to #57 - zeroqp (11/30/2013) [-]
notice the improvised Hitler 'stasche...
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User avatar #125 to #123 - sanguinesolitude (11/30/2013) [-]
she's just an advanced blow up doll
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User avatar #141 to #125 - nevrit ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
Actually despite the fact that they are called "androids" they are actually more akin to cyborgs being that they are majoridly part human.
User avatar #166 to #141 - cormy (12/01/2013) [-]
From my personal dictionary, androids are robots who are made to look human, typically actually featuring human body parts whereas a cyborg is a human with robotic parts.
i.e. cyborg = human brain, robot body
android = computer mind, human body
User avatar #188 to #166 - nevrit ONLINE (12/01/2013) [-]
Once more, despite the namesake in the show, the "androids" are more akin to cyborgs than they are actual androids. Being a cyborg doesn't necessarily mean that all your body parts are replaced, but rather that a portion (even small) have been replaced.
#150 to #123 - romeosdistress (11/30/2013) [-]
I think the most impressive part is that Krillin knocked her up. His sperm is so powerful he can impregnate a ******* robot.

Yes, I know, technically a cyborg, but still, you gotta imagine her lady parts were all kinds of **** up in the androidification process.
User avatar #172 to #150 - kschmidty (12/01/2013) [-]
At the end of the cell saga Krillin wishes for her to become human.
User avatar #182 to #172 - romeosdistress (12/01/2013) [-]
Except Shenron doesn't grant that wish, saying it's impossible even for him for god knows what reason. So he instead has Shenron remove the self-destruct devices implanted within her and 17.
User avatar #183 to #182 - kschmidty (12/01/2013) [-]
Oh I don't remember that.
#106 - qballextraction (11/30/2013) [-]
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User avatar #23 - TwiztidNinja (11/30/2013) [-]
That is kinda why i like dragon ball better than DBZ. it actually has half a story line to it and everyone is pretty tough.
#82 to #23 - saiyajinwarrior (11/30/2013) [-]
I like DBZ more because the side characters and villains introduced were helluva lot more memorable than the ones introduced in DB.   
   
Plus, I consider the Saiyan, Freeza, and Cell sagas better than anything in Dragon Ball.   
   
I know people like to act like Dragon Ball was the only one with a story attached to it, but the reality is, it had no more of a story than Z. Most of DB was gags and tournament fights.   
   
Don't get me wrong, I love Dragon Ball, but lord, do people like to pretend it's some God compared to DBZ.   
   
(I'd also like to add that the humans being shafted in Z didn't really bother me, as the Saiyans/Half-Saiyans were much more engaging characters, IMO)
I like DBZ more because the side characters and villains introduced were helluva lot more memorable than the ones introduced in DB.

Plus, I consider the Saiyan, Freeza, and Cell sagas better than anything in Dragon Ball.

I know people like to act like Dragon Ball was the only one with a story attached to it, but the reality is, it had no more of a story than Z. Most of DB was gags and tournament fights.

Don't get me wrong, I love Dragon Ball, but lord, do people like to pretend it's some God compared to DBZ.

(I'd also like to add that the humans being shafted in Z didn't really bother me, as the Saiyans/Half-Saiyans were much more engaging characters, IMO)
#25 to #23 - glaciel (11/30/2013) [-]
DBZ is okay untill Cell Game. It was originally going to end with the destruction of Namek, but because of fan demand Akira Toriyama continued with the series. I'm glad he did, but I treat everything after Frieza as "fan-service" rather than actually planned story.
User avatar #41 to #25 - mustlol (11/30/2013) [-]
You know originally Goku was supposed to stay dead in the Majin Buu saga. Goten was intended to be the main character after Goku passed.
#45 to #41 - glaciel (11/30/2013) [-]
I believe I read that somewhere yeah. It would explain why he looked so much like Goku when he was young. I'm glad they didn't do that, because I really liked the Buu Saga in the manga (the anime, not so much).
User avatar #46 to #45 - mustlol (11/30/2013) [-]
Yeah I felt like Goten was kind of tacked on to be honest. Even now I still feel like he isn't really a main character. He's strong by himself but needs Trunks because he's his best friend and they can fuse. Gohan overshadows him when it comes to strength too (Even though he got considerably weaker in the Majin saga).
#47 to #46 - glaciel (11/30/2013) [-]
Waaait no. I remember now- it was Gohan who was supposed to be the main character, not Goten.
User avatar #50 to #47 - mustlol (11/30/2013) [-]
I forgot where I originally read it but I found this just now. I'll keep looking for what I saw before though.

wiki.answers.com/Q/Was_gohan_supposed_to_replace_goku_as_the_main_character?#slide1
#51 to #50 - glaciel (11/30/2013) [-]
Well I wouldn't be surprised if they changed their mind again to make Goten the main, and then again. I mean in terms of story, Dragon Ball is not the most consistent show ever
User avatar #53 to #51 - mustlol (11/30/2013) [-]
There might be a new series coming in the next 2-3 years since Battle of Gods was such a huge success. Seeing how GT isn't canon i've pieced together some possibilities of what might happen. Like in recent DBZ games they've added characters like SSJ3 Vegeta and Broly. I'm sure you could see that happening if a new series was made. Considering all the what-if fusions that Akira made some of them could actually be canon.
User avatar #43 to #41 - paradox (11/30/2013) [-]
that is interesting.thanks for that fact
User avatar #26 to #25 - TwiztidNinja (11/30/2013) [-]
Ehh i thought that more so about DBZ GT to be honest. They ****** up super saiyan 4 too, it should have been white.
#27 to #26 - glaciel (11/30/2013) [-]
GT was fan-fiction. Toriyama had little, if anything, to do with it. I still liked it, but yeah- it was very silly.
#28 to #27 - TwiztidNinja (11/30/2013) [-]
Hmm i had no idea it was fan fiction.
Hmm i had no idea it was fan fiction.
User avatar #54 to #28 - Bion ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
It's not "entirely" fan fiction. Toriyama didn't help with the plot, but he found it very interesting, and allowed them to make the series of GT. Which, for the time being, makes GT completely cannon. However, if Toriyama decides to make a true sequel, then GT will lose its cannon status.
#198 to #54 - Rascal (12/02/2013) [-]
Battle of the Gods movie
#153 to #54 - glaciel (11/30/2013) [-]
Depends on how You look at it I guess. If he didn't work on the story himself than I think it can be called fan-fiction. Don't get me wrong- I'm not saying that in a derogatory way. It was great fan-fiction. Just like there are great game-mods out there that get the main developer's approval.
User avatar #32 to #28 - spyisspy (11/30/2013) [-]
same here
#29 to #28 - glaciel (11/30/2013) [-]
Yeah it was made straight to TV, which is why there is no DragonBall GT Manga. I also think there were some legal issues there by the end of the series because of some audio property.
User avatar #42 to #26 - mustlol (11/30/2013) [-]
I think it would've been cool keeping the gold that the Great Ape gets.
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User avatar #77 to #25 - RoyalNightmare (11/30/2013) [-]
If I recall, Akira said it was supposed to end with the Cell Saga, leaving Gohan as the "Main Character". Either way, regardless of why he extended it, I wouldn't call it "fan service". The decision to extend it could be called fan service, sure. But the story itself still needed to be planned and written.
#92 - technosauce **User deleted account** (11/30/2013) [-]
And this dude gets made fun of for dying ALL THE TIME ,but i believe he only died 1 time during the frieza saga
User avatar #113 to #92 - pooplol (11/30/2013) [-]
he died 3 times total. its still more than eveyone else, with goku and vegeta dying 2 times each and others
User avatar #156 to #113 - admiralen ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
think chiaotzu died the most, i mean, like every time earth was destroyed so was he
User avatar #165 to #156 - pooplol (12/01/2013) [-]
you're right he did die 4 times. 1 in dragonball and the rest in dbz
User avatar #140 to #113 - sexwithyourwife (11/30/2013) [-]
he died in the dragon ball series as a kid and frieza impaled him with his horn..what was the third time though?
User avatar #142 to #140 - maton (11/30/2013) [-]
Died by sacrificing himself to Buu.
User avatar #193 to #142 - technosauce **User deleted account** (12/01/2013) [-]
When Buu eats you you don't Die you become a part of him so technically he didn't die.
User avatar #194 to #193 - maton (12/01/2013) [-]
Then why do we see him in the other world?
User avatar #143 to #142 - sexwithyourwife (11/30/2013) [-]
right right
#202 to #143 - Rascal (06/19/2014) [-]
you cant stop me
User avatar #146 to #140 - pooplol (11/30/2013) [-]
the impaling on the horn didnt kill him, almost. He died by frieza blowing him up, which is what made goku a ssj
User avatar #67 - ronyx (11/30/2013) [-]
Are we all forgetting that Yamcha is a famous baseball player, has a ******** of money and is drowning in pussy?
#62 - zeroqp (11/30/2013) [-]
#65 to #63 - zeroqp (11/30/2013) [-]
Deal with it.
#79 to #65 - saiyajinwarrior (11/30/2013) [-]
Did you just make the Great Saiyaman look badass?
Did you just make the Great Saiyaman look badass?
#80 to #79 - zeroqp (11/30/2013) [-]
Is that even humanly possible?
Is that even humanly possible?
#88 to #80 - kanatana (11/30/2013) [-]
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#91 to #88 - zeroqp (11/30/2013) [-]
Dude, I'm totally tripping balls...
#199 to #91 - Rascal (12/02/2013) [-]
that is the greatest pic ever
User avatar #111 to #80 - pooplol (11/30/2013) [-]
the only time saiyaman was badass. albeit he is not wearing the helmet but he was dressed as saiyaman Gohan Goes Super Saiyan 2 [1080p HD]
User avatar #14 - nanako (11/30/2013) [-]
it's kind of fun that yamcha and krillin are basically stronger than the majority of superheroes in marvel/dc comics.

but they're ridiculed because they're relatively weak compared to the likes of vegeta who was able to destroy planets with his hands before dbz's time started, and has since become about 50x that power.

dragonball was a pretty insane game of math. not very consistent though.
User avatar #15 to #14 - vegeta (11/30/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure toriyama just made up numbers on the spot that sounded like it fit. he didn't really care about what the number was, just the fact that goku would go past it. it could have been googleplex and he'd have found a way.
User avatar #55 to #14 - Bion ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
Actually, comparing them to superheros, they lose their "still OP"-ness. Especially compared to superman, who is many times stronger than Goku (I think like roughly 10 times? maybe 100? Can't recall). The other OP superheros, like the Flash, can prolly stand up to them pretty easily, too.

The power levels actually lasted through the entire DBZ series. Even up at the end, their powers are still recorded. But, Toriyama stopped them from being shown all the time, to show that the numbers could be ignored through effort. That even if Goku is weaker than someone, he'd still win. Or any other character, for that matter.
User avatar #33 - hybridchaos (11/30/2013) [-]
I agree. imho they should have made fillers with minor villains for Yamcha to win and show off. It's not Yamcha's fault how story treats his character.
User avatar #148 - chrislyles (11/30/2013) [-]
The other day, I was just thinking about how bad I feel for Yamcha because he was with Bulma for like 15 years and then she left him for Vegeta. A psychotic, murderous asshole. Poor guy.
User avatar #122 - angreif (11/30/2013) [-]
seriously? look at krillin. He's better, and gets an even worse rap because he's alive longer than him.
#108 - medewu (11/30/2013) [-]
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#174 - basichaharemix (12/01/2013) [-]
Yamcha is actually my favorite DBZ character. It's unfortunate he always gets killed. I think he gets killed more than Krillin
User avatar #189 to #174 - darkdragonswrath (12/01/2013) [-]
Nah they died the same amount. I think Chiaotzu died the most.
User avatar #191 to #189 - medewu (12/01/2013) [-]
Yeah, but he got a free sundae though...
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