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    Re: Ducktales- new series! Woohoo!

    Yeah, that is, what became of the Air Pirates?
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    Re: Ducktales- new series! Woohoo!

    I agree. The problem in this case, however, is the executive meddling, as DuckTales didn't get another one or two seasons to properly wrap up everything - including the aforementioned huge deal...
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    Re: Ducktales- new series! Woohoo!

    What bothers me the most is the Don Karnage subplot.

    I don't really care whether he survived or not, but what became of his crew? So do the body-fused abominations really stay that way for all...
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    Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    Exactly, or as DoctorPhil said the Strawhats' victories don't feel earned.

    Starting with Dressrosa, where we actually go for the big shot with 30-40+ volumes build-up, the villains are just...
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    Re: Chapter 1,004: Millet Dumplings

    The real problem with Tama and her dangos is that, at the end of the day, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

    Nowadays the overall writing quality of One Piece is nothing more than mediocre - with...
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    Re: One Piece 987: Vassals of Glory

    My feelings of that aura started to crumble at the time Kaido showed his dragon form, albeit very slowly. Because I felt the form was a little bit wasted. (kouch explains it more detailed somewhere...
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    Re: One Piece 987: Vassals of Glory

    That's exactly the problem with Kaido. A good major villain needs to have this kind of "aura of invincibility". Actually I don't really care anymore whether the scabbards inflict a wound because that...
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    Re: Time Paradox Ghost Writer

    A villanious main character is perfectly fine, if only the narrative fully acknowlegdes it.

    Like I sympathized with Walter White to the very end. As Breaking Bad knew to never try to sell me...
  9. Re: Bart Simpson Thread XI: The Movie - The Manga Adaption - The Animation

    After Sarada asked some uncomfortable questions, she punched their house which completely crumbled down to earth.
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Am I the only one who actually is completely apathetic about Oden?
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    This is a strawman which completely misses the point - which is:

    Completely independent from any power level debate, Kaido on a narrative level is not a well-written character. And because of...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Nope, Oda completely messed up the Oden vs. Kaido fight. It isn't even the fact that Kaido lost by itself. That'll actually be okay, if executed properly. Instead it's because Oda completely ignored...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Joy Boy is no troll, though. Whereas I don't agree with everything, it's not that his complaints are completely baseless.

    I'm okay with this very scene here. But I overall agree that Oda messed up...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    I think at the end Law will betray Luffy - by trying to perform the immortality operation on Luffy against his will.
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    It also doesn't help that Law has one of the worst DF-abilities in regards to brokenness - second only to Sugar.

    It's so broken that Oda had to limit the powers by adding an MP/stamina bar.
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    Re: Time Paradox Ghost Writer

    I'm still interested, however, this series really has some serious pacing issues. And it lacks a proper thematic focus which series like One Piece and Naruto managed to perfectly establish in their...
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    Re: Chapter 985: The New Onigashima Project

    He should be molesting the oiran.
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    Re: Time Paradox Ghost Writer

    Is this some timeloop scenario like in Final Fantasy 1? So Anima beat White Knight and in the next loop iteration he will get the Shonen Jumps with Anima as the #1 manga (maybe blurring out Teppei's...
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)

    That's actually the best argument AGAINST Yamato joining. Assuming Oda intended her to be Strawhat material, shouldn't there be at least some kind of interaction with her in the Oden flashback? Or,...
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    Re: Time Paradox Ghost Writer

    Wow, that jumped the shark very quickly. And let's be real, the cause for what happened here is
    Aino committed suicide. Because she was depressed and her masterpiece manga in fact was a final...
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    Re: Chapter 983 - Thunder

    About power levels and power scaling, it actually is a very important component - considering basically the only way to resolve any major conflict in a shonen series is to do battle.

    However, you...
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    I don't get your problem, really. Go Super Saiyan Super God Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan 3 Goku!
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    Re: Time Paradox Ghost Writer

    I'm perfectly fine with him as a character. As long as the narrative itself never ever will try to sell him as anything other than a heavily flawed character.
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Nah, I'd say it's more related to something like thematic cohesiveness. There is some drop of quality regarding how the core themes and values of the specific arcs are presented and executed.

    An...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    The way I see it is that Oda sacrificed these recent arcs in place of the grand finale.

    I still think OP will have a good and compelling finale, but the way towards it becomes more and more some...
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    It may not be a plot hole on a textual level, however, it completely falls flat on a subtextual level. Because the subtext told us about these standard mafia methods which Daz nailed perfectly.
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    Sticky: Re: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !

    Daz is completely right on this issue. It wouldn't even be that hard to write a better solution to this dilemma. The Strawhats could have tamed BM by baking the best cake that BM even had eaten in...
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    Re: One Piece 981: Joining the Fight

    So the implication now is that when Kaido appeared in front of the Kidd alliance, he in fact knew about their position from Apoo and therefore didn't try to suicide solely for shit and giggles, right?
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    Poll: Re: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 7 - Wano)

    Honest I'd easily put Vivi over any of the other alternatives. As for combat style, there's also the possibility of Vivi having solved some kind of hardcore training in military matters over the 2...
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    Poll: Re: Who is the final villain 3.0

    Exactly therein lies the crux. The antithesis actually is NOT the measure of all things. There is something way more fucked up. In his book "Story" Robert Mc Kee calls it the negation of negation....
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