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CC Comic Zone - They're Our Only Hope

Frank Inglese Writes:

Here we are, we’re back again for another round of CC Comic Zone! This is the place where we come to talk about all things Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels and, pretty much, all illustrated media! Once again I’m Frank Inglese and this week I want to get into the nitty gritty of a topic that doesn’t essentially divide people but it does definitely get them thinking. This weeks article is called “They’re Our Only Hope” and what I want to talk about here are all those characters who snatch the spotlight and are the only ones who can ever seem to save the day. Like everything else there is both a good and a bad side to this “trope” and I’m here to sort it out.

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militissanctus1744d ago

Pretty interesting take on Heroes in comics! I love stuff like Bleach and DBZ, but they constant power increases and ridiculousness of it all is so hard to stay interested in :(

F-Inglese-941744d ago

It just tends to get a little overboard at points. Doesn't mean they're bad, just little things can make a difference.

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Subby1744d ago

I wish more stories had a generational set of heroes, so they wouldn't rely on crazy plot holes and "wishing everyone back" get out of jail cards.

F-Inglese-941744d ago

A lot of series' need to take a leaf out of JJBA's book.

Simon_Brezhnev1740d ago

I guess you should try out more Seinen genre heroes. Not a lot of them do that but some reason people dont sub to many of them.

mp12891744d ago (Edited 1744d ago )

"Goku has been revived so many times throughout the series and while we all loved it because our favourite, spikey-haired, hero was back it also makes us care less about every other character in the series."
-Based on votes from many websites, you could argue vegita is the favorite character. Not saying he is, but clearly goku is not hands down the favorite.

"Gohan is Goku’s son and, after what happened in the Buu Saga of the series, he is infinitely more powerful than Goku"
-okay, not sure where you got this from but its not true.

problemchild841744d ago (Edited 1744d ago )

Actually Gohan is technically the most powerful character ( He has the potential to be ) however because ChiChi insists that he study and not train he never developed fully.

OmegaShen1744d ago

I don't think so, look at Goten and Trunks. They learn be become Super Saiyan in no time and fuse and reach Super Saiyan 3.

That and Goku has is Super Saiyan God form now.

problemchild841743d ago

Yeah, you are technically correct as well, the Saiyan race gets stronger each passing generation as well as surviving brutal beatings.

If you recall early in the show they speak of Gohan having this untapped power inside him (You see flashes of it when he is younger, like in the Ape/Vegeta battle).

According to Toriyama Gohan was supposed to take over as the lead when Goku dies fighting Cell and be the strongest character in the series, however I guess there was some backlash about Goku being gone that Toriyama had to bring him back.

Which is why Toriyama made Gohan become Saiyaman

OmegaShen1744d ago

I think Superman is the only character that seems boring now a days, back in the late 30's his powers were so low that kid goku could beat him.

But now new writers add more powers to him, but add some weakness like magic and all. This is why I like Batman, his power is money, brains and the tech he has. Plus he plan how to take out Superman in case he got out of control.