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Thread: Jab's Builds!

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    Android 19



    ANDROID 19 -- (ANDROIDS SAGA)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Cell Saga)
    Role: Dumb-Looking Villain
    Group Affiliation: Dr. Gero's Androids
    PL 12 (212)
    STRENGTH
    7 STAMINA -- AGILITY 5
    FIGHTING 10 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 3 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 0

    Skills:
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 2 (+12)
    Perception 9 (+10)
    Stealth 3 (+8)
    Ranged Attack (Energy Blast) 4 (+11)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Improved Critical (Energy Absorption), Improved Defense, Improved Initiative, Ranged Attack 4

    Powers:
    "Android Body"
    Immunity 30 (Fortitude Effects) [30]
    Protection 12 [12]
    "Extra Hitting Power" Strength-Damage +3 [3]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 16 (125,000 mph) [32]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Ki Detector" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    Features 1: Can Double Area Attacks With an HP Spent [1]

    "Energy Absorption" Weaken Ki Powers 14 (Extras: Broad, Simultaneous) (42) -- [45]
    • AE: Energy Blast 12 (Feats: Precise, Extended Range 15) (40)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry/Rapid Sword Stream" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 13, +15 with Sword) (15)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 8 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst +2) (24)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +12 (+10 Damage, DC 25)
    Energy Blast +11 (+12 Ranged Damage, DC 27)
    Energy Absorption +10 (+14 Weaken, DC 24)
    Initiative +9

    Defenses:
    Dodge +11 (DC 21), Parry +11 (DC 21), Toughness +12, Fortitude --, Will +4

    Complications:
    Motivation (Killing Goku)- Android 19 is loyal to Dr. Gero, and plans to kill Goku and his friends.
    Responsibility (Overconfident)- Android 19 has been given information on the Z-Fighters only up to the Vegeta Saga- he is unprepared for their eventual Fighting Strength when he finally encounters them.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 48 / Skills: 18--9 / Advantages: 8 / Powers: 137 / Defenses: 10 (212)

    -Android 19 is a complete butthole failure of a design, looking like a big, fat pale clown compared to a force of ultra-muscular good guys. I agree wholeheartedly with the Editor who convinced Toriyama to change his plans for the Androids if THIS loser was expected to be one of the Big Bads. He teams up with Android 20 (a cybernetic Dr. Gero) as his loyal henchman, and the two maim Yamcha together. Unfortunately for them, the Z-Fighters arrive and, having prepared for this battle for three years (getting a warning from Future Trunks and training in advance), are a lot stronger. Goku is beaten when his heart disease gets the better of him, but Vegeta is under no such condition. He nearly gets his Ki drained along with the others, but he slowly pulls 19's arms off, then finishes him with a Big Bang Attack.

    -At PL 11-12, Android 19 is a somewhat-effective fighter, but really only able to overpower someone like Yamcha or Krillin, or perhaps a dying Goku, after heart disease has brought him low. Once he challenges a PL 14 Super-Saiyan Vegeta, even his Energy Absorption can't help him. The Absorption is really the only thing making the Androids contenders- it can weaken the full spectrum of the Z-Fighters' abilities, which is rather devastating. Their Android nature is a further wrinkle- their powers aren't derived from Ki, meaning they're invisible to the detection of the Z-Fighters.

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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Interesting how as soon as the Cell Saga starts, the series starts jumping to some odd powers once again, after doing two whole arcs of JUST Flying Super-Strong Blasters. You've got Androids 19 & 20 with their Ki Absorption powers, Cell with his ability to absorb PEOPLE, Perfect Cell splitting off a ton of Cell Juniors, Dabura's "Stone Spit", and Buu's transformation abilities. It was like Toriyama got bored with doing the exact same power-set on every single character.

    Here's the bit on the Android designs:
    Akira Toriyama: At that time it began to be more fun to think up the story than to draw the pictures. But with the story, I basically only thought of each chapter. That’s why I end up getting caught in these quagmires. (laughs) Around the time of Trunks’ time travel, it was dreadful. I kept drawing, and it just got more and more incoherent.

    Kazuhiko Torishima: You only got away with that because Kondō was your editor. I can’t stand that kind of troublesome stuff. (laughs)

    Akira Toriyama: You’re terrible to say that, Torishima-san. Right around then was when the Androids No. 19 and No. 20 appeared. You weren’t my editor or anything anymore, but you specifically called me to say “I thought that the enemies had finally come, but aren’t these just a geezer and a fatso?” (laughs) In truth, I hadn’t had plans for anyone but No. 19 and No. 20 to appear. But there was no helping it, so I brought out No. 17 and No. 18. Then you called me up and said “What, this time it’s just some brats?” So I brought out Cell. (laughs)

    Fuyuto Takeda: So you hadn’t planned on Cell appearing at all?

    Akira Toriyama: That’s right. I liked No. 19 and No. 20 just fine. And I liked the initial Cell fine as well.

    Fuyuto Takeda: The bug-like one?

    Akira Toriyama: But Kondō-san said “He looks ugly. Of course, he can transform.”, so I had no choice but to transform him into his second-form.

    Yū Kondō: Was that how it was?

    Akira Toriyama: And then you were really awful, Kondō-san. “This time he looks like a moron, doesn’t he? Hurry up and make him into his perfect-form.” you said.

    Yū Kondō: But he really did look like a moron. (laughs)

    Akira Toriyama: With second-form Cell as well, I liked him well enough. Actually, I had wanted him to play a more active role. But since I was told he looked stupid, I had no choice but to change him. (laughs) So I made him into his cool-looking perfect form, which was to Kondō-san‘s liking.

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    Android 20



    ANDROID 20 (Dr. Gero) -- (ANDROIDS SAGA)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Cell Saga)
    Role: Mad Scientist
    Group Affiliation: Dr. Gero's Androids, The Red Ribbon Army
    PL 13 (247)
    STRENGTH
    7 STAMINA -- AGILITY 5
    FIGHTING 12 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 10 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 0

    Skills:
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 2 (+14)
    Expertise (Science) 8 (+18)
    Perception 9 (+10)
    Stealth 3 (+8)
    Ranged Attack (Energy Blast) 6 (+13)
    Technology 8 (+18)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Improved Critical (Energy Absorption), Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 2, Inventor, Ranged Attack 4, Ultimate Technology Skill

    Powers:
    "Android Body"
    Immunity 30 (Fortitude Effects) [30]
    Protection 13 [13]
    "Extra Hitting Power" Strength-Damage +3 [3]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 16 (125,000 mph) [32]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Ki Detector" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    Features 1: Can Double Area Attacks With an HP Spent [1]

    "Energy Absorption" Weaken Ki Powers 14 (Extras: Broad, Simultaneous) (42) -- [47]
    • AE: Energy Blast 12 (Feats: Precise, Extended Range 15) (40)
    • AE: "Ruthless Blow!" Strength-Damage +2 (2)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry/Rapid Sword Stream" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 13, +15 with Sword) (15)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 8 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst +2) (24)
    • AE: "Photon Wave!" Damage 13 (Extras: Area- 120ft. Cone +2) (39)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +14 (+10 Damage, DC 25)
    Ruthless Blow +14 (+12 Damage, DC 27)
    Energy Blast +13 (+12 Ranged Damage, DC 27)
    Energy Absorption +12 (+14 Weaken, DC 24)
    Photon Wave +13 Area (+13 Damage, DC 28)
    Initiative +13

    Defenses:
    Dodge +13 (DC 23), Parry +13 (DC 23), Toughness +13, Fortitude --, Will +5

    Complications:
    Motivation (Killing Goku)- Dr. Gero wishes to punish Goku for his destruction of the Red Ribbon Army.
    Responsibility (Overconfident)- Android 20 has information on the Z-Fighters only up to the Vegeta Saga- he is unprepared for their eventual Fighting Strength when he finally encounters them.
    Relationship (Android 16)- Gero built Android 16 to look like his deceased son, and made him gentle in order to protect him from violence.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 66 / Skills: 36--18 / Advantages: 11 / Powers: 139 / Defenses: 13 (247)

    -Depicted via Retcon as part of the Red Ribbon Army (an army of baddies that Goku faced in Dragon Ball), Dr. Gero swore vengeance after the Army's destruction and created a series of Androids meant to kill Goku and his friends. He also turned himself into a cyborg (... also called an Android). However, as he'd only planned on some lower-level, Vegeta Saga-era fighters, he was unprepared for the Super-Saiyans. When 19 was killed, Gero/20 ran away. Appearing as a wrinkled old man with an exposed brain, he was pretty dumb-looking, and was pretty much slaughtered by Androids 17 & 18 as soon as he activated them to take down the Z-Fighters- of all his Androids, only 19 was particularly loyal.

    -Android 20 is a bit tougher than 19, and was able to take out Krillin & Yamcha (and Piccolo said he was too much for Gohan). However, he was swiftly beaten back by Piccolo, and faltered BADLY before Androids 17 & 18.

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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    One interesting note about Future Trunks is that if Xenoverse is considered "canon" then he's now serving the Time Police with some Kai of Time of something.

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    Gohan




    GOHAN (Son Gohan) -- (CELL SAGA, BOJACK UNBOUND)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Vegeta Saga)
    Role: Would-Be Main Character, Scholarly Hero, Friendly Kid
    Group Affiliation: The Z Fighters
    PL 16 (378)
    STRENGTH
    8 STAMINA 8 AGILITY 8
    FIGHTING 12 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 4 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 3 (+11)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 5 (+17)
    Deception 2 (+5)
    Insight 3 (+7)
    Intimidation 3 (+6)
    Perception 4 (+8)
    Persuasion 6 (+9)
    Ranged Combat (Ki) 8 (+14)
    Technology 4 (+8)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Diehard, Evasion 2, Great Endurance, Improved Aim, Improved Critical (Unarmed) 2, Improved Critical (Ki) 3, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 4, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3, Seize Initiative, Startle, Takedown 2

    Powers:
    "Ki-Powered Warrior"
    "Martial Arts Strike" Strength-Damage +7 [7]
    "Raw Toughness" Protection 8 (Extras: Impervious 11) [19]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 20 (2,000,000 mph) [40]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Detect Ki" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    "Hide Ki" Concealment (Ki Sense) 1 (Flaws: Limited to When Not Using Full Power) [1]
    Features 1: Can Double Area Attacks With an HP Spent [1]

    "Kamehameha Wave!" Damage 16 (Extras: Area- 1/2 mile Line +8) (Flaws: Distracting) (128) -- [135]
    • AE: "Masenko!" Ki Blast 18 (Feats: Extended Range 15, Split) (Extras: Penetrating 14) (66)
    • AE: "Blaster Meteor!" Ki Blast 18 (Extras: Multiattack) (54)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 15) (15)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 10 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst) (20)
    • AE: "Energy Wave" Damage 16 (Extras: Area- 120ft. Burst +3) (64)
    • AE: "Energy Barrier!" Force Field 10 (Flaws: Affects Others Only) (5)
    • AE: "Telekinesis" Move Object 8 (16)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +17 (+15 Damage, DC 30)
    Ki Blast +14 (+18 Ranged Damage, DC 33)
    Kamehameha +16 Area (+16 Damage, DC 31)
    Initiative +24

    Defenses:
    Dodge +16 (DC 26), Parry +16 (DC 26), Toughness +16, Fortitude +8, Will +9

    Complications:
    Relationship (Goku)- Gohan loves and worships his father, though often doesn't get to spend a lot of time with him, as Goku is pretty terrible at being a dad.
    Relationship (Piccolo)- Piccolo is a foster-father of sorts to Gohan (who wears Piccolo-themed clothing more than Roshi-themed stuff), and frequently saves his former student's life. Gohan looks up to Piccolo and respects him as much as his father.
    Relationship (Chi-Chi)- Gohan is a dutiful son, usually studying like his mother asks.
    Relatoinship (Videl)- Gohan hangs out with Mr. Satan's daughter a fair bit. In Dragon Ball GT, the two are married and have a daughter named Pan.
    Relationship (Others)- Gohan is a friendly boy, making allies quickly with odd sorts of people. He was close with Android 16 in the Cell Saga, for instance.
    Responsibility (Doesn't Love Fighting)- Unlike most of the Z-Fighters, Gohan's life doesn't revolve around fighting. He gives enemies the chance to surrender peacefully, and even spends the "Off-Season" actually doing regular-people things and studying instead of light-speed sparring!
    Responsibility (Too Weak)- Early on, Gohan is weaker and must be saved by others- in the Cell Saga, this convinces him to stop letting others down and finally try to reach his potential as a fighter.
    Weakness (Power-Ups)- In later Sagas, Gohan must use Super-Saiyan forms in order to do gain his full Power Level. Super-Saiyans are extremely powerful, but are often egotistical, bloodthirsty and sadistic warriors. Long-term use of Super-Saiyan transformations will lead to long periods of exhaustion. This rarely actually matters to the story, but it's worth noting.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 100 / Skills: 38--19 / Advantages: 25 / Powers: 217 / Defenses: 17 (378)

    -Gohan always felt like he was supposed to be a bigger character than he ended up being- the REAL main character that would soon get the baton passed to him by his father. However, things never really worked out.

    -Gohan was introduced as a tiny boy, incapable of fighting. Kidnapped by Raditz, he nonetheless managed to show a glimmer of potential (by Powering-Up and headbutting the villain, disabling him briefly) before watching his father die stopping his uncle. Gohan was thus trained by Goku's arch-nemesis Piccolo, in order to meet the threat of Nappa & Vegeta. After many months together, Gohan's kind-hearted personality and agreeable nature actually wore the villain down, turning Piccolo to the side of the heroes once and for all. However, all that training was largely for naught, as Gohan kept panicking during the battle, ruining the Z-Fighters' plans. Eventually, Gohan was saved by the heroic sacrifice of Piccolo, who jumped in the way of an Energy Beam from Nappa. This shocked Gohan permanently into being a serious fighter.

    -Gohan spends the rest of the Vegeta Saga, and all of the Frieza Saga, in this permanent state of Krillin-Level Heroism. He shows potential, but is one-upped by Vegeta, Dodoria, Guldo, Recoome then Frieza, only managing to matter as a distraction, and the one time he turned into a Great Ape while fighting Vegeta (this is what finally stopped the villain). However, when the Cell Saga began, he finally hit the potential they'd been hinting at all along- he ends up finally being trained by his father (death and off-planet adventures had prevented this beforehand), and within a few years, he's a full-fledged bad-ass, able to go Super-Saiyan along with Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks.

    -And, in the climax of the Cell Saga, Gohan watches his friend Android 16 go down to Cell, and freaks the hell out, thus breaking his limits once and for all by going Super-Saiyan Level 2! Of course, this being DBZ, the fight goes on for like three more episodes, Gohan toys with him too long, Cell blows up (killing Goku), Regenerates, kills Future Trunks, and fights on until Gohan (assisted by Goku in the Spirit World, and a distraction from a grieving Vegeta) fires a Kamehameha that vaporizes the enemy. Because OF COURSE DBZ couldn't just do the simple thing and have the hero win after getting his Power-Up- he's gotta struggle and FIGHT for like eight more convoluted freaking chapters!

    -Gohan, without Goku kicking around, seemed primed to become the series' major hero. He was a different kind of Shonen hero- a kind-hearted, thoughtful boy instead of a brash, stupid fight-seeker like Goku was. An online friend of mine considered Gohan his favorite character, and always wanted his heroes to reflect this. Unfortunately... Toriyama just couldn't keep it going. In the Buu Saga, Gohan was depicted as having fallen back on his martial arts training (absolutely unforgiveable to Shonen fans, who watch Fighting Strength carefully), dressing up like the goofy Great Saiyaman as a superhero, and hanging around with a girl named Videl. He was given a big arc in which he trained with a Z Sword (which then broke before he could fight with it) and had his "Potential Unlocked" by Old Kai (I guess furthering his potential compared to what the Namekian Guru did??). Gohan trounces Super Buu, but once the villain absorbs Piccolo and Gotenks, he himself is overwhelmed, and later gets absorbed by the villain! Thus, he's surpassed AGAIN by his father and Vegeta, who return to being #1 and #2 as they fight the villain in a fused form, and then Goku finishes him with a Super Spirit Bomb. So ALL OF THAT WORK, only for Gohan to turn into the #3 guy again.

    -No DBZ character's PL shifts around more than Gohan's- he starts off as a baby with hidden potential, turns into a standard PL 8-9 guy in the Vegeta Saga, keeps that up in the Frieza Saga, and then suddenly upgrades to equal the other Saiyans in the Cell Saga. Then he turns out to be the most-powerful of them ALL, until he isn't anymore. He fights more or less similar to Vegeta & Trunks, but is a bit less-versatile with his attacks- generally they're all Standard-Issue Blasts. He's a fair bit brighter than most other Z-Fighters, but he's like, REGULAR person smart, not Comic Book Smart- he doesn't invent anything. He's just a bright kid. He has more Presence and Persuasion like his father.

    -Gohan during the Cell Saga is a PL 16 fighter- he matches this in Bojack Unbound, the movie in which he's responsible for taking out the main villain instead of Goku. This puts him a couple notches higher than Vegeta and Future Trunks, which is rather impressive considering he's all of eleven years old around this time!


    GOHAN (Son Gohan) -- (THE CELL SAGA- SUPER-SAIYAN LEVEL 2)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Vegeta Saga)
    Role: Would-Be Main Character, Scholarly Hero, Friendly Kid
    Group Affiliation: The Z Fighters
    PL 19 (426)
    STRENGTH
    9 STAMINA 9 AGILITY 8
    FIGHTING 14 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 4 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 3 (+11)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 7 (+21)
    Deception 2 (+5)
    Insight 3 (+7)
    Intimidation 3 (+6)
    Perception 4 (+8)
    Persuasion 6 (+9)
    Ranged Combat (Ki) 12 (+18)
    Technology 4 (+8)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Diehard, Evasion 2, Great Endurance, Improved Aim, Improved Critical (Unarmed) 2, Improved Critical (Ki) 3, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 5, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3, Seize Initiative, Startle, Takedown 2

    Powers:
    "Ki-Powered Warrior"
    "Martial Arts Strike" Strength-Damage +8 [8]
    "Raw Toughness" Protection 9 (Extras: Impervious 15) [24]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 20 (2,000,000 mph) [40]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Detect Ki" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    "Hide Ki" Concealment (Ki Sense) 1 (Flaws: Limited to When Not Using Full Power) [1]
    Features 1: Can Double Area Attacks With an HP Spent [1]

    "Kamehameha Wave!" Damage 19 (Extras: Area- 1/2 mile Line +8) (Flaws: Distracting) (152) -- [159]
    AE: "Masenko!" Ki Blast 20 (Feats: Extended Range 15, Split) (Extras: Penetrating 14) (70)
    • AE: "Blaster Meteor!" Ki Blast 20 (Extras: Multiattack) (60)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 16) (16)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 10 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst) (20)
    • AE: "Energy Wave" Damage 19 (Extras: Area- 120ft. Burst +3) (76)
    • AE: "Energy Barrier!" Force Field 12 (Flaws: Affects Others Only) (6)
    • AE: "Telekinesis" Move Object 8 (16)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +21 (+17 Damage, DC 32)
    Ki Blast +18 (+20 Ranged Damage, DC 35)
    Kamehameha +19 Area (+19 Damage, DC 34)
    Initiative +29

    Defenses:
    Dodge +20 (DC 30), Parry +20 (DC 30), Toughness +18, Fortitude +9, Will +9

    Complications:
    Relationship (Goku)- Gohan loves and worships his father, though often doesn't get to spend a lot of time with him, as Goku is pretty terrible at being a dad.
    Relationship (Piccolo)- Piccolo is a foster-father of sorts to Gohan (who wears Piccolo-themed clothing more than Roshi-themed stuff), and frequently saves his former student's life. Gohan looks up to Piccolo and respects him as much as his father.
    Relationship (Chi-Chi)- Gohan is a dutiful son, usually studying like his mother asks.
    Relatoinship (Videl)- Gohan hangs out with Mr. Satan's daughter a fair bit. In Dragon Ball GT, the two are married and have a daughter named Pan.
    Relationship (Others)- Gohan is a friendly boy, making allies quickly with odd sorts of people. He was close with Android 16 in the Cell Saga, for instance.
    Responsibility (Doesn't Love Fighting)- Unlike most of the Z-Fighters, Gohan's life doesn't revolve around fighting. He gives enemies the chance to surrender peacefully, and even spends the "Off-Season" actually doing regular-people things and studying instead of light-speed sparring!
    Responsibility (Too Weak)- Early on, Gohan is weaker and must be saved by others- in the Cell Saga, this convinces him to stop letting others down and finally try to reach his potential as a fighter.
    Weakness (Power-Ups)- In later Sagas, Gohan must use Super-Saiyan forms in order to do gain his full Power Level. Super-Saiyans are extremely powerful, but are often egotistical, bloodthirsty and sadistic warriors. Long-term use of Super-Saiyan transformations will lead to long periods of exhaustion. This rarely actually matters to the story, but it's worth noting.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 108 / Skills: 44--22 / Advantages: 26 / Powers: 247 / Defenses: 23 (426)

    -Gohan becomes the true Heir Apparent at the end of the Cell Saga, becoming the first fighter to unlock Super-Saiyan Level 2 when his friend Android 16 is murdered by Cell (who, in true DBZ fashion, was deliberately trying to provoke Gohan in anticipation of fighting this "True Potential" version- like Goku, he wanted to have the best fights). He beats Cell up and down the arena, but the savagery of the Super-Saiyan state makes him try to prolong Cell's suffering. So he wastes a ton of time instead of finishing the villain, which results in Cell having time to try a Suicide Attack. Goku saves the Earth by teleporting Cell away at the cost of his own life, but Cell returns, having Regenerated... and thanks to having Saiyan DNA in him, is now STRONGER! Thus Cell & Gohan are now evenly-matched, and Gohan needs to borrow the spiritual power of his dead father in order to finally vaporize Perfect Cell with a huge Kamehameha!

    GOHAN (Son Gohan, aka The Great Saiyaman) -- (BUU SAGA- ULTIMATE POTENTIAL)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Vegeta Saga)
    Role: Would-Be Main Character, Scholarly Hero, Friendly Kid
    Group Affiliation: The Z Fighters
    PL 18 (409)
    STRENGTH
    9 STAMINA 9 AGILITY 8
    FIGHTING 15 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 4 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 3 (+11)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 5 (+20)
    Deception 2 (+5)
    Insight 3 (+7)
    Intimidation 3 (+6)
    Perception 4 (+8)
    Persuasion 6 (+9)
    Ranged Combat (Ki) 10 (+16)
    Technology 4 (+8)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Diehard, Evasion 2, Great Endurance, Improved Aim, Improved Critical (Unarmed) 2, Improved Critical (Ki) 3, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 5, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3, Seize Initiative, Startle, Takedown 2

    Powers:
    "Ki-Powered Warrior"
    "Martial Arts Strike" Strength-Damage +7 [7]
    "Raw Toughness" Protection 8 (Extras: Impervious 11) [19]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 20 (2,000,000 mph) [40]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Detect Ki" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    "Hide Ki" Concealment (Ki Sense) 1 (Flaws: Limited to When Not Using Full Power) [1]
    Features 1: Can Double Area Attacks With an HP Spent [1]

    "Kamehameha Wave!" Damage 18 (Extras: Area- 1/2 mile Line +8) (Flaws: Distracting) (144) -- [151]
    • AE: "Masenko!" Ki Blast 20 (Feats: Extended Range 15, Split) (Extras: Penetrating 14) (70)
    • AE: "Blaster Meteor!" Ki Blast 20 (Extras: Multiattack) (60)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 16) (16)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 10 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst) (20)
    • AE: "Energy Wave" Damage 18 (Extras: Area- 120ft. Burst +3) (72)
    • AE: "Energy Barrier!" Force Field 12 (Flaws: Affects Others Only) (6)
    • AE: "Telekinesis" Move Object 8 (16)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +20 (+16 Damage, DC 31)
    Ki Blast +16 (+20 Ranged Damage, DC 35)
    Kamehameha +18 Area (+18 Damage, DC 33)
    Initiative +29

    Defenses:
    Dodge +19 (DC 29), Parry +19 (DC 29), Toughness +17, Fortitude +9, Will +9

    Complications:
    Relationship (Goku)- Gohan loves and worships his father, though often doesn't get to spend a lot of time with him, as Goku is pretty terrible at being a dad.
    Relationship (Piccolo)- Piccolo is a foster-father of sorts to Gohan (who wears Piccolo-themed clothing more than Roshi-themed stuff), and frequently saves his former student's life. Gohan looks up to Piccolo and respects him as much as his father.
    Relationship (Chi-Chi)- Gohan is a dutiful son, usually studying like his mother asks.
    Relatoinship (Videl)- Gohan hangs out with Mr. Satan's daughter a fair bit. In Dragon Ball GT, the two are married and have a daughter named Pan.
    Relationship (Others)- Gohan is a friendly boy, making allies quickly with odd sorts of people. He was close with Android 16 in the Cell Saga, for instance.
    Responsibility (Doesn't Love Fighting)- Unlike most of the Z-Fighters, Gohan's life doesn't revolve around fighting. He gives enemies the chance to surrender peacefully, and even spends the "Off-Season" actually doing regular-people things and studying instead of light-speed sparring!
    Responsibility (Too Weak)- Early on, Gohan is weaker and must be saved by others- in the Cell Saga, this convinces him to stop letting others down and finally try to reach his potential as a fighter.
    Weakness (Power-Ups)- In later Sagas, Gohan must use Super-Saiyan forms in order to do gain his full Power Level. Super-Saiyans are extremely powerful, but are often egotistical, bloodthirsty and sadistic warriors. Long-term use of Super-Saiyan transformations will lead to long periods of exhaustion. This rarely actually matters to the story, but it's worth noting.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 110 / Skills: 40--20 / Advantages: 26 / Powers: 233 / Defenses: 20 (409)

    -Gohan during the Buu Saga actually starts off WEAKER than he was at the end of the Cell Saga, owing to his lack of training over the intervening seven years! However, when Buu arrives and wrecks house on Earth, he trains out in space. He trains with the Z Sword, but when it's broken, Old Kai comes out and unlocks his "Ultimate Potential". In this form, he proves superior to Gotenks (a powerful Fusion of Goten & Trunks) and even Super Buu, but loses thanks to Buu's numerous esoteric techniques. Eventually, he himself is absorbed by the monster, who then blows up the Earth.

    GOHAN (Son Gohan, aka The Great Saiyaman) -- (MOST POST-CELL MOVIES)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Vegeta Saga)
    Role: Would-Be Main Character, Scholarly Hero, Friendly Kid
    Group Affiliation: The Z Fighters
    PL 14 (344)
    STRENGTH
    7 STAMINA 7 AGILITY 7
    FIGHTING 10 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 4 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 3 (+11)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 5 (+15)
    Deception 2 (+5)
    Insight 3 (+7)
    Intimidation 3 (+6)
    Perception 4 (+8)
    Persuasion 6 (+9)
    Ranged Combat (Ki) 6 (+12)
    Technology 4 (+8)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Diehard, Evasion 2, Great Endurance, Improved Aim, Improved Critical (Unarmed) 2, Improved Critical (Ki) 3, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 3, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3, Seize Initiative, Startle, Takedown 2

    Powers:
    "Ki-Powered Warrior"
    "Martial Arts Strike" Strength-Damage +6 [6]
    "Raw Toughness" Protection 7 (Extras: Impervious 9) [16]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 20 (2,000,000 mph) [40]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Detect Ki" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    "Hide Ki" Concealment (Ki Sense) 1 (Flaws: Limited to When Not Using Full Power) [1]
    Features 1: Can Double Area Attacks With an HP Spent [1]

    "Kamehameha Wave!" Damage 14 (Extras: Area- 1/2 mile Line +8) (Flaws: Distracting) (112) -- [119]
    • AE: "Masenko!" Ki Blast 16 (Feats: Extended Range 15, Split) (Extras: Penetrating 10) (60)
    • AE: "Blaster Meteor!" Ki Blast 16 (Extras: Multiattack) (48)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 13) (13)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 10 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst) (20)
    • AE: "Energy Wave" Damage 14 (Extras: Area- 120ft. Burst +3) (56)
    • AE: "Energy Barrier!" Force Field 10 (Flaws: Affects Others Only) (5)
    • AE: "Telekinesis" Move Object 8 (16)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +15 (+13 Damage, DC 28)
    Ki Blast +12 (+16 Ranged Damage, DC 31)
    Kamehameha +14 Area (+14 Damage, DC 29)
    Initiative +18

    Defenses:
    Dodge +14 (DC 24), Parry +14 (DC 24), Toughness +14, Fortitude +7, Will +9

    Complications:
    Relationship (Goku)- Gohan loves and worships his father, though often doesn't get to spend a lot of time with him, as Goku is pretty terrible at being a dad.
    Relationship (Piccolo)- Piccolo is a foster-father of sorts to Gohan (who wears Piccolo-themed clothing more than Roshi-themed stuff), and frequently saves his former student's life. Gohan looks up to Piccolo and respects him as much as his father.
    Relationship (Chi-Chi)- Gohan is a dutiful son, usually studying like his mother asks.
    Relatoinship (Videl)- Gohan hangs out with Mr. Satan's daughter a fair bit. In Dragon Ball GT, the two are married and have a daughter named Pan.
    Relationship (Others)- Gohan is a friendly boy, making allies quickly with odd sorts of people. He was close with Android 16 in the Cell Saga, for instance.
    Responsibility (Doesn't Love Fighting)- Unlike most of the Z-Fighters, Gohan's life doesn't revolve around fighting. He gives enemies the chance to surrender peacefully, and even spends the "Off-Season" actually doing regular-people things and studying instead of light-speed sparring!
    Responsibility (Too Weak)- Early on, Gohan is weaker and must be saved by others- in the Cell Saga, this convinces him to stop letting others down and finally try to reach his potential as a fighter.
    Weakness (Power-Ups)- In later Sagas, Gohan must use Super-Saiyan forms in order to do gain his full Power Level. Super-Saiyans are extremely powerful, but are often egotistical, bloodthirsty and sadistic warriors. Long-term use of Super-Saiyan transformations will lead to long periods of exhaustion. This rarely actually matters to the story, but it's worth noting.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 90 / Skills: 36--18 / Advantages: 24 / Powers: 197 / Defenses: 15 (344)

    -Gohan fights like this is most of the movies- falling around where Vegeta & Trunks are, but being behind his PL 16 father. A good example is the first Broly fight, where he goes down just as easily as the others do.

    GOHAN (Son Gohan) -- (VEGETA SAGA, FRIEZA SAGA- PART ONE, EARLY MOVIES)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Vegeta Saga)
    Role: Would-Be Main Character, Scholarly Hero, Friendly Kid
    Group Affiliation: The Z Fighters
    PL 8 (168)
    STRENGTH
    6 STAMINA 6 AGILITY 5
    FIGHTING 8 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 1 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 2

    Skills:
    Athletics 5 (+11)
    Insight 3 (+4)
    Perception 4 (+5)
    Persuasion 5 (+7)
    Ranged Combat (Ki) 3 (+8)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Diehard, Great Endurance, Improved Critical (Unarmed), Improved Defense, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3, Takedown

    Powers:
    "Ki-Powered Warrior"
    "Martial Arts Strike" Strength-Damage +2 [2]
    "Raw Toughness" Protection 2 (Extras: Impervious 3) [5]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 10 (2,000 mph) [20]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Detect Ki" Senses 7 (Detect Ki- Ranged 4, Acute, Radius) [7]
    "Hide Ki" Concealment (Ki Sense) 1 (Flaws: Limited to When Not Using Full Power) [1]

    "Masenko!" Ki Blast 8 (Feats: Extended Range 15, Split) (Extras: Penetrating 4) (36) -- [39]
    • AE: "Blaster Meteor!" Ki Blast 8 (Extras: Multiattack) (24)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 8) (8)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 5 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst +2) (15)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +8 (+8 Damage, DC 23)
    Ki Blast +8 (+8 Ranged Damage, DC 23)
    Initiative +9

    Defenses:
    Dodge +8 (DC 18), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +8, Fortitude +6, Will +5

    Complications:
    Relationship (Goku)- Gohan loves and worships his father, though often doesn't get to spend a lot of time with him, as Goku is pretty terrible at being a dad.
    Relationship (Piccolo)- Piccolo is a foster-father of sorts to Gohan (who wears Piccolo-themed clothing more than Roshi-themed stuff), and frequently saves his former student's life. Gohan looks up to Piccolo and respects him as much as his father.
    Relationship (Chi-Chi)- Gohan is a dutiful son, usually studying like his mother asks.
    Relationship (Others)- Gohan is a friendly boy, making allies quickly with odd sorts of people. He was close with Android 16 in the Cell Saga, for instance.
    Responsibility (Doesn't Love Fighting)- Unlike most of the Z-Fighters, Gohan's life doesn't revolve around fighting. He gives enemies the chance to surrender peacefully, and even spends the "Off-Season" actually doing regular-people things and studying instead of light-speed sparring!
    Responsibility (Too Weak)- Early on, Gohan is weaker and must be saved by others- in the Cell Saga, this convinces him to stop letting others down and finally try to reach his potential as a fighter.
    Involuntary Transformation (Great Ape)- Saiyans will transform into a Great Ape under the light of a full moon. These are mighty forms, but can be uncontrollable. The state will be ended if their tail is cut off, or the source of the moonlight disappears.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 64 / Skills: 20--10 / Advantages: 11 / Powers: 76 / Defenses: 7 (168)

    -Poor Gohan fights like this during the early half of the series- the unfortunate kid is usually in WAY over his head, and is forced to fight against the Saiyans and Frieza's army. His potential is seen in the occasional flare-up that does major damage, but he's generally way below the true powerhouses: Nappa, Vegeta and Recoome. Considering Piccolo got him to this level (he was chasing around and eating pieces of T-Rexes!) from being basically an infant is a testament to his talent as a trainer.

    GOHAN (Son Gohan) -- (FRIEZA SAGA- PART TWO, ANDROIDS SAGA)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball Z (Vegeta Saga)
    Role: Would-Be Main Character, Scholarly Hero, Friendly Kid
    Group Affiliation: The Z Fighters
    PL 11 (238)
    STRENGTH
    7 STAMINA 7 AGILITY 7
    FIGHTING 8 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 3 AWARENESS 3 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 3 (+11)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 3 (+11)
    Deception 2 (+5)
    Insight 3 (+7)
    Intimidation 3 (+6)
    Perception 4 (+8)
    Persuasion 6 (+9)
    Ranged Combat (Ki) 4 (+10)
    Technology 4 (+8)

    Advantages:
    Accurate Attack, Diehard, Evasion, Great Endurance, Improved Critical (Unarmed) 2, Improved Critical (Ki) 3, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 2, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3, Seize Initiative, Takedown

    Powers:
    "Ki-Powered Warrior"
    "Martial Arts Strike" Strength-Damage +4 [4]
    "Raw Toughness" Protection 4 (Extras: Impervious 7) [11]

    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 16 (125,000 mph) [32]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Detect Ki" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    "Hide Ki" Concealment (Ki Sense) 1 (Flaws: Limited to When Not Using Full Power) [1]

    "Masenko!" Ki Blast 12 (Feats: Extended Range 15, Split) (Extras: Penetrating 6) (46) -- [49]
    • AE: "Blaster Meteor!" Ki Blast 12 (Extras: Multiattack) (36)
    • AE: "Attack Flurry" Strength-Damage +0 (Extras: Multiattack 13) (13)
    • AE: "Power-Up Kersplosion" Damage 8 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst +2) (24)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +11 (+11 Damage, DC 26)
    Ki Blast +10 (+12 Ranged Damage, DC 27)
    Initiative +14

    Defenses:
    Dodge +11 (DC 21), Parry +11 (DC 21), Toughness +11, Fortitude +7, Will +7

    Complications:
    Relationship (Goku)- Gohan loves and worships his father, though often doesn't get to spend a lot of time with him, as Goku is pretty terrible at being a dad.
    Relationship (Piccolo)- Piccolo is a foster-father of sorts to Gohan (who wears Piccolo-themed clothing more than Roshi-themed stuff), and frequently saves his former student's life. Gohan looks up to Piccolo and respects him as much as his father.
    Relationship (Chi-Chi)- Gohan is a dutiful son, usually studying like his mother asks.
    Relationship (Others)- Gohan is a friendly boy, making allies quickly with odd sorts of people. He was close with Android 16 in the Cell Saga, for instance.
    Responsibility (Doesn't Love Fighting)- Unlike most of the Z-Fighters, Gohan's life doesn't revolve around fighting. He gives enemies the chance to surrender peacefully, and even spends the "Off-Season" actually doing regular-people things and studying instead of light-speed sparring!
    Involuntary Transformation (Great Ape)- Saiyans will transform into a Great Ape under the light of a full moon. These are mighty forms, but can be uncontrollable. The state will be ended if their tail is cut off, or the source of the moonlight disappears.
    Responsibility (Too Weak)- Early on, Gohan is weaker and must be saved by others- in the Cell Saga, this convinces him to stop letting others down and finally try to reach his potential as a fighter.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 82 / Skills: 32--16 / Advantages: 18 / Powers: 111 / Defenses: 11 (238)

    -A lower-level Gohan is essentially a completely different animal- he fights like this during the Androids Saga, having "Leveled-Up" on Namek a few times (enough to briefly attack and hurt FRIEZA), but it isn't until he enters the Time Chamber with his father that he truly equals the other Saiyans. This is before he gains a lot of Area Attacks.
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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    I'll just say it, I actually liked this look for Gohan:



    I'll also say that he and Tenshinhan were my two favorite characters in the show . . . which basically amounted to a few moments of amazement for the duo, and a lot of them being second bananas. So yeah. I also enjoyed the Kaioken technique more than Super Sayian mode, if only for look and the risk/reward factor.

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    Bulma



    BULMA (Bulma Briefs) -- (DRAGON BALL)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball
    Role: Miss Fanservice, The Grouch
    Group Affiliation: The Z Fighters
    PL 3 (68)
    STRENGTH
    0 STAMINA 1 AGILITY 3
    FIGHTING 4 DEXTERITY 4
    INTELLIGENCE 7 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 1

    Skills:
    Athletics 5 (+5)
    Deception 4 (+5, +7 Attractive
    Expertise (Science) 5 (+12)
    Intimidation 6 (+7)
    Perception 2 (+3)
    Stealth 1 (+4)
    Technology 6 (+13)
    Vehicles 3 (+7)

    Advantages:
    Attractive, Inventor, Ranged Attack 2

    Offense:
    Unarmed +4 (+0 Damage, DC 15)
    Initiative +3

    Defenses:
    Dodge +4 (DC 14), Parry +4 (DC 14), Toughness +1, Fortitude +2, Will +5

    Complications:
    Responsibility (A Woman Through The Eyes of Young Boys)- Bulma has pretty stereotypical "Girl Behavior" as seen by little boys- she's fussy about her appearance, is totally man-crazy, freaks out over the tiniest thing, is physically-useless, and tries to flirt to get her way.
    Relationship (Yamcha)- The two dated off-and-on for years, frequently torn-apart by his stupidly wandering into flirtacious events, and Bulma's mercurial nature. Eventually, they split up for good- it seems mutual (though some sources say that Yamcha started sleeping around).
    Relationship (Vegeta)

    Total: Abilities: 42 / Skills: 32--16 / Advantages: 4 / Powers: 0 / Defenses: 6 (68)

    -As the first (and, well, only) major female character in Dragon Ball Z, Bulma (close Japanese approximation of "bloomers"- her family is given names indicating underwear) is fairly-typical of the type, at times. As it's a manga meant for young boys, the main female primarily serves as a "HAW HAW GIRLS ARE GROUCHY!" archetype, as well as Miss Fanservice for the older boys. She meets Goku right in the first chapter- a rich inventor's daughter finding a wild-child in the wilderness, and the two go off on a crazy, comedic adventure (she plans on using the Dragon Balls to "create the perfect boyfriend"). A lot of mileage was gotten out of Bulma freaking out over various things, getting captured, wearing sexy outfits (at one point she's in a Playboy bunny costume for several episodes; in another, she "flashes her panties" at Master Roshi to earn his help, but doesn't realize she's not WEARING ANY that day, and so the old man nearly dies of a heart attack!), and arguing with the wide-eyed innocent that is Goku.

    -Bulma was a fair bit annoying, made doubly-so because my old Writing Community had a guy (pretending to be a girl) who was not only an IMMENSE Power Geek (and thus a huge fan of DBZ), but was infatuated with Bulma. He was so obsessed he'd even make up stuff about how Vegeta beat her (leading to Vegeta Fans arguing with him... the internet is a mad, stupid place). And really, there's nothing like an obsessive fan of something to make others hate it (that's why I'm always so quiet and withholding about the things I like with the lot of you ).

    -Bulma is the second most-important character in Dragon Ball at first, but eventually takes a backseat to the thing shifting into a Martial Arts Duel-based series. During the Vegeta Saga, she doesn't get up to much, but she's in a whole TON of the "Filler" on Planet Namek during the Frieza Saga. Her role in the Cell Saga is rather unexpected- when this mysterious Super-Saiyan arrives from the future, it turns out that he's Bulma's SON. With VEGETA. The BAD GUY! Alas, at this point I wasn't watching, so I can't tell you how the relationship began or how it was written- though given Toriyama's obvious distaste for romance in his comic (Goku & Chi-Chi get engaged practically because Goku accepted without knowing what that meant), I don't have high hopes. It DID put the kibosh on her relationship with Yamcha, though that hadn't been a major plot element for an eternity (they had many break-up/make-up moments in Dragon Ball, usually around Whacky Misunderstandings or Yamcha accidentally flirting with someone). The two are estranged at first, due to Vegeta's passion (and semi-evil tendencies that remain) and Bulma's... Bulma-ness, but eventually form a real relationship, at which point she's usually seen as a de-sexualized "Mother Figure", usually holding a baby (she & Vegeta have a daughter, Bra/Bulla) or being a background person.

    -Bulma, for all her flaws (and oh, they are numerous), is a very competent inventor (she built the tracker that can detect Dragon Balls), and could be dangerous with some proper gear. This build represents more her Dragon Ball self- as once the series his Cosmic levels of power, her stats would basically be into the negatives- she'd be more of the player who either quit and became the GM PC, or the poor bastard who decided they'd rather Role-Play than fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    I'll also say that he and Tenshinhan were my two favorite characters in the show . . . which basically amounted to a few moments of amazement for the duo, and a lot of them being second bananas. So yeah. I also enjoyed the Kaioken technique more than Super Sayian mode, if only for look and the risk/reward factor.
    well, he got some extra awesome in this week's dragon ball super before Frieza used him for target practice by beating the piss out of the top goon. unfortunately, they go back to the "has an actual life now, so he's gotten a lot weaker since he's not training all the time"

    the manga, which skipped over Rez F, actually makes it worse when we get the buildup to the obligatory tournament arc

    Goku" okay, so this team has me you, buu, can't forget him."

    Vegeta: "What about Gohan?"

    Goku: "all he does now is study. let's get piccolo."

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    Kami-Sama & Mr. Popo



    KAMI (aka God) -- (VEGETA SAGA)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball
    Role: Guardian of Earth
    Group Affiliation: Earth, The Z-Fighters
    PL 4 (263)
    STRENGTH
    3 STAMINA 3 AGILITY 3
    FIGHTING 5 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 5 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Deception 3 (+6)
    Expertise (History) 9 (+14)
    Expertise (Martial Arts) 7 (+12)
    Insight 8 (+12)
    Perception 6 (+10)
    Persuasion 5 (+8)

    Advantages:
    Ranged Attack 1

    Powers:
    "Ki Speed"
    Flight 8 (500 mph) [16]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Sense Ki" Senses 12 (Detect Ki- Ranged 9, Acute, Radius) [12]
    "Godly Being" Senses 1 (Godly Ki Awareness) [1]
    Immunity 2 (Aging, Disease) (Flaws: Limited to Half-Effect) [1]

    "Namekian Physiology"
    "Big Ears" Senses 1 (Extended Hearing) [1]
    "Mystic Attack" Elongation 2 (Flaws: Limited to Arms) [1]
    Features 2: Regrows Lost Limbs, May Fuse With Other Namekians [2]
    Regeneration 2 [2]

    "Instantaneous Movement" Teleport 20 (Extras: Extended, Easy, Accurate) (100) -- [107]
    • AE: Movement 4 (Space Travel 2, Dimensional Travel 2) (8)
    • AE: "Far-Seeing Arts" Remote Sensing (Vision & Hearing) 20 (Flaws: Limited to While on Kami's Look-Out) (40)
    • AE: Ki Blast 4 (Feats: Precise, Extended Range 15) (24)
    • AE: "Telepathy" Communication (Mental) 3 (12)
    • AE: "God Wave" Damage 4 (Extras: Area- 120ft. Cone +2) (12)
    • AE: "Summon Shenron" Healing 14 (Extras: Resurrection) (Flaws: Limited to Shenron, Source- Stone Shenron Statue) (14)
    • AE: "Possession" Mind Control 5 (Extras: Possession) (25)

    "Magic Materialization" Create 10 (Feats: Subtle, Innate) (Extras: Continuous) [32]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +5 (+3 Damage, DC 18)
    Energy Blast +4 (+4 Ranged Damage, DC 19)
    God Wave +4 Area (+4 Damage, DC 19)
    Initiative +13

    Defenses:
    Dodge +5 (DC 15), Parry +5 (DC 15), Toughness +3, Fortitude +5, Will +8

    Complications:
    Responsibility (Guardian of Earth)
    Responsibility (Linked With Piccolo)- Piccolo is the spawn of King Piccolo, who was once one with Kami. If Piccolo dies, so does Kami, and vice-versa.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 58 / Skills: 38--19 / Advantages: 1 / Powers: 177 / Defenses: 8 (263)

    -A quirky bit of Dragon Ball was the revelation of "Kami-Sama" (aka God, the Supreme Being). But not some big, beareded guy- he's a wrinkled, green, antennae-headed old man! And he's the Good Side of King Piccolo, having split all evil off of his body so that he could take the role of "Guardian of Earth" from his predecessor. When Piccolo is unleashed and starts wrecking house, then spawns a son after his death, Kami is revealed (and they ALSO reveal that he's the one who created Earth's Dragon Balls). He offers to train Goku to defeat Piccolo Jr., and is therefore Goku's final teacher of the Dragon Ball portion of the story. He tries to trap Piccolo inside a bottle, but it's reversed and he's trapped himself- Goku is thus left to save the day.

    -Kami shows up again in Dragon Ball Z, extending his training to the other Z-Fighters once Goku is killed fighting Raditz, in preparation for the arrival of the Saiyans. And... it's kind of a failure. Okay, so Krillin, Tien, Yamcha & Chiaotzu were way outclassed, but c'mon, he had a year. After this, he largely doesn't matter to the series- he fades away when Piccolo is killed by Nappa, and doesn't reappear until late in the Frieza Saga. In the Cell Saga, he makes his last move, as Piccolo pleads to engage in the "Namekian Fusion" with him (is that what they're calling it these days?), so that the two can become one once more (well, Piccolo is technically the SON of the guy who split off from Kami years ago...). This ends up giving Piccolo a HUGE power increase (way beyond Kami's mere 400-ish Fighting Strength score), but negates Earth's Dragon Balls. It's later that Dende, another Namekian, is charged to become the new Guardian, and creates a new set of Dragon Balls.

    -Kami is one of the Roshi/Goku/Piccolo-level beings when he first appears, but of course does not gain in power as time goes on. This has the odd effect of making someone called "GOD" one of the weakest heroes in the series. And yet, when he merges with Piccolo, Piccolo's power increases by a TON (explained away as him "becoming whole" once again). Of course, despite being only PL *4* as of the Vegeta Saga (he hits full PL 12 in the Dragon Ball portion, but only fights one time- possessing a man's body in order to fight in the tournament and take on Piccolo Jr.), he costs nearly TWO-HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO POINTS thanks to a combination of Teleport, Continuous Create, and a buttload of Skills.



    Hahahahahaah... Good LORD.

    MR. POPO -- (VEGETA SAGA)
    First Appearance:
    Dragon Ball
    Role: Assistant to the Guardian of Earth
    Group Affiliation: Earth, The Z-Fighters
    PL 4 (90)
    STRENGTH
    4 STAMINA 4 AGILITY 4
    FIGHTING 4 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 3 AWARENESS 3 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 4 (+8)
    Expertise (History) 10 (+13)
    Expertise (Martial Arts) 4 (+7)
    Expertise (Servant) 8 (+11)
    Insight 3 (+6)
    Perception 3 (+6)

    Advantages:
    Equipment 2 (Flying Carpet)

    Powers:
    "Levitation" Flight 1 (4 mph) (Flaws: Low Ceiling) [1]
    "Afterimage Technique" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (Flaws: Limited to Versus Lower-PL Opponents) [2]

    "Sense Ki" Senses 7 (Detect Ki- Ranged 4, Acute, Radius) [7]
    Immunity 2 (Aging, Disease) (Flaws: Limited to Half-Effect) [1]

    "Swallow Ki" Deflect 4 [4]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +4 (+4 Damage, DC 19)
    Initiative +4

    Defenses:
    Dodge +4 (DC 14), Parry +4 (DC 14), Toughness +4, Fortitude +4, Will +6

    Complications:
    Responsibility (Guardian of Earth)- Mr. Popo is Kami's assitant, and later Dende's. He has been serving Guardians as a helper for hundreds of years.
    Responsibility (DBZ Character)- All DBZ characters, when fighting a more-powerful opponent, must throw one useless Blast at them, then smirk at the ensuing explosion. Then, they must appear absolutely shocked when the opponent walks out of the smoke, completely unharmed. All this ever does is waste a round for both characters.
    Addiction (Stalling)- All DBZ characters automatically fail all checks to resist the enemy using stalling tactics. They will never take one minute to do something when thirty will do.

    Total: Abilities: 54 / Skills: 32--16 / Advantages: 2 / Powers: 15 / Defenses: 3 (90)

    -Among the more, uh, NOTORIOUS Dragon Ball characters in the West would be Mr. Popo. Because, as you can see, he looks pretty much identical to the way cartoonists exaggerated black people's features in older, largely-racist cartoons, right down to the "ethnic" clothing those characters sometimes wore (an old collection of Bringing Up Father strips from the 1910s showed artists even drew people from INDIA like that at times). Naturally, the idea of drawing someone with pitch-black skin and big pink lips isn't as offensive in Japan as it comes across here, but it still reeks a little bit of "HAW HAW- aren't those foreign people FUNNY LOOKING?" The similar-looking Pokemon Jynx actually drew protests for this, but I've heard little about Mr. Popo getting the same (though he was recolored blue in the American version of the Dragon Ball Kai remake). Toriyama just seems to like the "Big Lips" design concept- one of Cell's forms has this feature, as does Pikkon and one of the Movie Androids (who's a much bigger stereotype than Popo is).

    -Popo is a bit hard to place, as he rarely fights. In Dragon Ball, he effortlessly defeated Goku (swallowing the Kamehameha Wave), while all the way forward in Dragon Ball Z, he blocks the attacks of Super-Saiyan Goten & Trunks! This should make him WAY beyond what we'd assume he was, but it's silly, because then he would have easily crushed Vegeta & Nappa when they arrived on Earth. Considering how broken up he was when Nappa killed Piccolo (thus causing Kami to die), it doesn't make much sense- it's not like he's forbidden from acting.
    Last edited by Jabroniville; 12-08-2015 at 10:59 PM.

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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    It's kind of funny that a man with such limited versatility in character looks created so many characters- Toriyama definitely showcases similar design elements among most of his line:

    * Spikey hair. He's most-famous for this. Goku, Gohan & Vegeta, plus ALL of the Saiyans. His art for Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest is often packed with this element as well.
    * Big, baggy pants. Parachute-like in form- it comes off like he was trying to mimic Asian martial arts uniforms in some cases, but he goes full "Arabian Nights" with most of them- the crotch in the pants is often halfway to the ground. I think he just has a fetish for drawing "folds" in clothing, because even Gohan's superhero uniform has these elements in it.
    * Guys, even serious villains, wearing short-shorts.
    * The exact same muscular figure on just about every male character.
    * The "Battle Armor" of similar appearance. Okay, so the Saiyans, Frieza's forces and Cooler's men are all of the same army, so it fits... but even OTHER Movie Baddies have guys with these kinds of clothes on.
    * The "Smug Smirk" shared by Frieza & Cell, plus most of the Saiyans in certain pieces of art.
    * Big, caveman-like brows- The Super-Saiyan Level Three, Piccolo, EVERY Namekian later seen, Garlick Jr. (who's of a different race than Piccolo but looks the same), Pikkon and more.
    * Big, thick lips. Toriyama controversially draws Mr. Popo and black background characters like this, but likes the design element enough that he replicates it for Pikkon, one of the Movie Androids, and other backgrounders.

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