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Former Dragon Ball editor says manga should have ended with Frieza saga
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The villains after Freeza in the original series were all artificial beings and now we have Beerus, who is pretty much Galactus.
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iishenron wrote:

To be fair, we always would've wondered why no one else in that world had a tail and turned into a giant Ape like Goku. But yeah, besides that there were no other mysteries. Even Piccolo wouldn't have been thought much about since Pilaf is a weird ... thing in that world as well.


No one has wondered that because they showed every Saiyan that survived Planet Vegeta being blown up, half of them now dead. Broly and Goku I think were the only kids who got away.

If it stopped at Frieza that would have been a stupid move. As an editor he should know that. You don't just stop that amount of potential with Gohan and Vegeta getting into their prime. If anything it could have stopped at Cell, but I also liked the Buu saga because it gave everyone a good shot and training and fighting Buu.
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I disagree with that.

While I could see it ending with Frieza, the Android/Cell saga added a whole hell of a lot. It called back to Red Ribbon and brought the series full circle. It established Gohan as the successor, after hinting at his potential since like episode 1. Vegeta gained a new level of development with the existence of Trunks. It explored the crux of Saiyan pride beyond Vegeta (Gohan gets his own father killed, for example). And so on.

Frieza's arc is a very simple revenge story. He killed the Saiyans because he was afraid of Super Saiyans, and a Super Saiyan gets justice. The end. There are some powerful moments (Vegeta crying, Krillin dying, etc.), and Frieza's character is top notch, but there's not much to it.

Cell's arc adds a depth of family, hubris, and legacy within the scope of surpassing the past and future of the series. It completes the story, and without it, a bunch of previous character development (particularly in Gohan's case) goes to waste.

Buu saga can eat it, though.
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Posted 8/12/15

drake3716 wrote:


iishenron wrote:

To be fair, we always would've wondered why no one else in that world had a tail and turned into a giant Ape like Goku. But yeah, besides that there were no other mysteries. Even Piccolo wouldn't have been thought much about since Pilaf is a weird ... thing in that world as well.


No one has wondered that because they showed every Saiyan that survived Planet Vegeta being blown up, half of them now dead. Broly and Goku I think were the only kids who got away.

If it stopped at Frieza that would have been a stupid move. As an editor he should know that. You don't just stop that amount of potential with Gohan and Vegeta getting into their prime. If anything it could have stopped at Cell, but I also liked the Buu saga because it gave everyone a good shot and training and fighting Buu.



We would never know about saiyans or Planet Vegeta if it ended at Piccolo Jr, which was what I was referring to. Sorry.
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