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Why were people making fun of me here? I literally haven’t been here for days because I’ve been recovering from my leg injury. Why were people making fun of points I made like a month ago?
I've thought about this for a while, and it's really the same thing. Agree or not?
I’m sure most people here don’t know this, but I’m a major weeb when it comes to calculating how powerful or how fast a feat is for any character of any show. Surprising as it may be, despite being a Dragon Ball Fan for about 2 or so years now, I’ve never done any Dragonball calculations until recently. So yesterday, I just started binging Z and calculated every feat I saw.
One thing people always bring up is the faster than light Saiyan saga characters, but when I calculated the feat. It didn’t seem to be true.
The time frame was 1.10 seconds. The distance from Earth to Luna is 238,900 miles.
This would put the speed of Piccolo’s blast at 781.854545 Million mph or 1.16764418377x the speed of light. Which should scale to the speed of all of Piccolo’s blast attacks.
In order to continue, we need to know the distance Raditz moved. For this, I would be assuming Piccolo tried to hit Raditz somewhere in his middle area, because that would be a sure-shot takes all the damage of the blast if it hits, and why wouldn’t Piccolo want Raditz to take all the damage. Also, later on, when Piccolo landed the beam killing Goku and Raditz, Piccolo shot them right in the middle of their stomaches. So the above theory has some depth behind it.
We saw a that the first beam barely glazed Raditz’s right shoulder. So the distance I will be using is the distance from the middle of Raditz to his right shoulder.
Now I need Raditz’s height. In a scene, where he’s standing face to face with Goku, Goku’s head is about 170 pixels tall and Raditz is 130 pixels taller than that.
Using a picture of Goku as a reference, Goku is around 1,705 pixels tall and his head is 200 pixels tall. Goku’s confirmed height is 175 cm. Meaning his head is around 20.5278592375 cm tall.
This would mean Raditz is around 15.697774711 cm taller than Goku. Putting Raditz height at roughly 190.7 cm or around 6.25 feet tall.
In an image of Raditz, we see Raditz is 1,075 pixels tall and his shoulder is 210 pixels from the middle of his body.
This would mean the distance Raditz moved was around 1.22093023256 feet or 0.000231236786469697 miles.
Now we need to know the distance Piccolo’s beam was moving and how long it would have realistically took. I will be doing this part of the calculation using the above calculation for Piccolo’s beam speed.
This is kind of a tricky one, because the angles we get for the distance aren’t exactly perfect. Nonetheless, we still get a good enough frame to go off of.
In this frame, Raditz is around 820 pixels tall and he is about 1,170 pixels from Piccolo. This would be a rough distance of 8.91768292683 feet or 0.001688955099778409 miles.
0.001688955099778409 / 781.854545 Million = Raditz only had 0.0000000000021601909 hours to dodge Piccolo’s blast.
0.000231236786469697 / 0.0000000000021601909 = Raditz would have been moving at a speed of 107.044607 Million mph in order to dodge the blast. This the equivalent of around 15% - 16% the speed of light.
Piccolo did state, “He... he dodged it... he’s faster than the speed of light”
This is likely because the writers didn’t know that dodging something doesn’t mean your directly faster than what you dodge. You see, in order for Raditz to have been faster or as fast as the blast, he would of needed to move the same amount of distance that it moved or more, but he didn’t. It moved a greater distance than him, and even then, he just barely dodged it as we see it grazed Raditz’s shoulder and pierced his armor.
Do I think Raditz is faster than this calculated speed? Maybe so. I mean, kid Goku was shown dodging lightning (33% light speed) post King Piccolo - pre Piccolo jr which now I want to calculate that now that I think of the feat. But it doesn’t seem like Raditz is faster than light. If I had to guess, I haven’t made it that far in the episodes to calc yet, but if I had to guess. I’d say the most powerful guys at the end of the Saiyan Saga like Vegeta and Kaioken Goku are the ones that reached that speed, maybe a little weaker than that like Nappa, idk. But it doesn’t seem like Raditz is/was.
Well, that’s what I wanted to share with everybody. Have a great day.
THIS is just to help people who are having a bad time making a good OC.
Appearance.Make your OCs look unique. It's okay if they remind of a canon character, but don't outright steal their appearance, make small changes and claim them yours. However, when designing a character, make them appropriate to the series. Don't make it look TOO edgy or gaudy. You can give them wicked hairstyles that you don't see every day, but there had to be a limit. On the other hand, don't make them look to plain. If their character's appearance can reflect their personality, then it could make your characters quite memorable.Vegeta's appearance would be taken for his arrogant and Saiyan prince attitude.Goku's appearance would be taken for a kind-hearted martial artist.This is Braca. His appearance resembles a demon that wants to do despicable things, but his blue eyes represent a change of heart.
Personality.In my opinion, personality is the CORE of every character in a book, tv show, movie, anime, and so much more. First off, let me tell you about character depth. This explains what the character does, why the character does it, what the character thinks, feels, believe's, backstory and how the character sees the world. Whenever DragonBall fans construct a character, they need to flesh out that character. There are these levels of dimension that people need to know of: One-dimensional, two-dimensional, and last but not least three-dimensional.For those of you that don't know what this means, a "one-dimensional" character means a character that only has one defining trait and only that trait. If you watch any cartoon that involves heroes, you'll often see the leader, the serious one, the nerd, the jock, and those kinds of characters.Of course, you could say, "So, Camperor. How does one-dimensional work in stories?"Well, one-dimensional depends on what's being used on. Generally, it works if you need a cast of multiple one-dimensional characters to form your world( an example would be Homestar Runner.). But, in SERIOUS works like DragonBall, being one-dimensional is actually frowned on. I mean, look at the other characters, they all have so much depth to them!If you're character continuously does something that adds a question to the audience, HIGHLIGHT THAT. You need to show the audience why you're character does that, how the character feels, beliefs, motivations/desires, hates, backstory, and how the character sees the world. Once you set those things up, emphasize that in the story. Just don't throw Goku in or some random rival in just to make it their only foe.
Another tip I give all of you is to make the conversations feel organic. Make it feel natural. Like, you want to have a talk with this said person.Think about the God of Destruction Beerus, for example. If he always a nasty god that only cared about destruction and wanted only everything in the universe to be destroyed, then he would be a one-dimensional character.So, Toriyama has given him multiple facets to his personality:-Despite his laziness, he is the smartest God of Destruction in Universe 7.-Despite being a God of Destruction, he will always help with Goku & his friends when the time counts.-Despite his destructive temper, he'll sometimes be nice and will display a good attitude when served good food.These facets give Beerus more depth and show the audience that he is more real. It makes him more interesting to follow, as we watch him struggle with these varying factors, unsure what will finally happen.Finding motivation can also help you create dimension. If your character has slipped into the stereotype of the angry, demanding boss, take a step back and ask yourself why he's angry and demanding. Perhaps his son is in prison and that has made him feel like a failure, so he overcompensates at work. Tracing a trait back to its origin, whether it's one specific moment, a circumstance, or an upbringing, can help you see the other facets of your character. You likely won't use those exact scenes in the fiction, but being aware of them will enable you to better illuminate that character's other facets within the scenes you do include.This is how character's gain dimension/depth. The writer allows the player/reader/viewer to see the whole personality of the character, not just one part of it.No character is perfect, so it's important for us to let your character have flaws and make their relationships with other characters have flaws. BUT it's important to not make your character TOO flawed (in a lot of cases) because you do want your audience to connect to your character. In fact, some of the traits of the characters can be a strength or a weakness depending on the situation.-If your character is a traditional DragonBall villain, it is very important to know what drives them to commit their actions and have a very solid motivation. Their motivation isn't just to cause destruction, but why they do things in a certain way, etc.-If your character is a martial artist, there is nothing wrong if your character uses similar tactics like what the other canon characters use. Things such as Goku's bluffing, Vegeta's tactical approach, etc. But you have to know that you have made that character your own rather than being a carbon copy.-Try giving your characters some hobbies outside of their profession. They don't need to be extremely passionate about each and every hobby of theirs (unless they tend to be a super passionate person) but giving them something they do for fun in their spare time really adds to them but makes sure it's something that makes sense.A good character is someone that changes and develops. They don't need to do an 180, but they should be influenced by the people they meet and events they experience. When something happens to your character, try to think how it'll or has influenced themTip: When writing the bio page of your character, when describing the personality don't just mention a bunch of characteristics with no rhyme or reason. ELABORATE on HOW the OC shows those traits. This could help you to get a better idea of your character and how to exactly portray them.Connections with the Canon cast.1.Think about how your OC influences the canon character and how they're influenced by them. For example, let's say your OC is a close friend of Zarbon. There is a lot of interesting questions that can come out of this relationship: How did your OC meet with Zarbon when he/she worked for an intergalactic Tyrant? Why did Zarbon choose to bond with that OC? What does Dodoria think about the relationship? What does Frieza think about the relationship about the close relationship despite his circumstances? Do they have common hobbies? Does your OC get motivated for revenge for Zarbon's death by the hands of Vegeta or does he/she forget it? The possibilities are ENDLESS as long as both sides are in a relationship.2. Make sure your character isn't completely dependent on their relationship to the canon character. When you take away the involvement of the canon character, the characters should still stand on their own and be interesting. If you have a character that's just meant to be a plot device or a relative or something, they can be really boring if they don't have anything more to them than just that. 3. The canon characters should still be in character. I know I said the canon characters should be influenced from your OCs but said influence needs to make sense. Let's say that your OC is one of Frieza's henchmen, understand that Frieza won't care about his henchmen's well-being and prefers to use them as tools for his bidding. It would be contradictive if he'll start picking favorites because that's not him. But if they do start to show more admiration for your character, think of WHY they might show it and that the reasons will fit the character.If your character is a member of the Z warriors, why did that character chose to join the Z warriors? Was it because of fame? Did they believe the world should be protected for truth, justice, and honor? Was it because of their change of heart? The list goes on.If your character is a member of the Time Patrol, why did that character choose to join the Time Patrol? Avoid bland reasons to protect history. There needs to be MORE to that. Perhaps, maybe it's because of the endless opportunities? To become a hero? Because of fame? To please their parents? To prevent history from being altered in order avoid their loved ones from being erased in time? That list also goes on.Backstory.The backstory of a character is how a character should become a character. And that backstory should NOT be more important to their personality. When you are writing a backstory for your character, here are some considerations.-There is nothing wrong if they lived a decent life for the majority of their story.-If something tragic happened in their past? If so, then what is it? Don't make it too tragic, edgy, or over-the-top. -Most importantly, how did it affect them? Did they get PTSD like Trunks from the future? Did they recover? In fact, how did they recover? Or, did they just forget about it?Try to avoid the Vegeta syndrome. A case where a character is a prince of a race and the race gets exterminated by a galactic tyrant. Therefore, the OC works under that said tyrant. It only works for Vegeta because he is well constructed.Make the events accurate and don't make them intervene with the current DragonBall events. Follow this timeline right here: dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Drag…Other notes.-If your character has a "special" weapon or unique talent they keep using, (ex. Goku's Instant Transmission, Sword, or an original concept) don't make it too overpowered, Inappropriate, and it needs to make sense! Also, don't make them rely on it too much.Character names:Saiyan's: Names of VegetablesNamek's: Pun's on snails or instrument names.Humans: Based on their personality and food puns.Majin's: Incantations and Candy.Demon's: Based of off French Sauces.Frieza's Race: Puns on the cold.
Well, I am just asking.
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I got triggered after seeing so many people not just on here insulting GT and saying Super is amazing. So I made a troll post as a way to mention the stuff i was hearing. I mentioned multiple things, but that someone thinks that I was targeting him. Now he is trying to a fight back up that I already ended before he got here. Now this needs to just stop. This is an off topic post so its fine if this gets deleted.
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Not mine but a cool concept regardless.
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