DBZ Ideas is a blog for all ideas around DBZ, from headcanons to FF plots. Ideas that stray from canon are welcome as well! Submissions are appreciated.
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One thing that always botheres me in SciFi and of course in DBZ as well, everyone speaks the same language in all of the universe. I understand, for books, movies and TV shows, comic books, video games etc that have an emphasis on action, it is simply easier to assume everyone speaks the same language to avoid adaptation and problems of the characters during travels.
It is also super boring and unrealistic. Now, in DBZ we have to assume a lot already, assuming that basically every alien is humanoid with variations (brow ridge, skin colour, more or less arms, more or less eyes, scales) and that all of them have the same senses, the same vocal chords and probably even the same moral standards.
What would make more sense is that there is a standard language, maybe only for the quarter of the milky way that Freeza reings over, maybe for the whole milky way, maybe splitted into areas. Think about how many languages Earth alone has.
Now, Earth in DBZ is already united under one government and they all speak the same language, and I could accept that by chance the standard Earth language is the same as the standard intergalactic language to make the series work.
Ignoring that, to make sure Vegeta could speak standard Earth language (is it Japanese? Earthian?), I guess that if neccessary for a mission, the soldiers/personell in question could learn the needed language during their hibernation. Space travels are long in DBZ.
So, what do you all think? Submit or reblog!
My heart as a SciFi writer and avid reader always bleeds with this language nonsense in popular SciFi. At least Star Wars cleared it up in the novels, I really like the idea there, so why not use it on DB as well? With all the magic and stuff going on, a bit realism wouldn´t hurt.
So, I noticed there was some interview with Toriyama where he talked about some stuff regarding Saiyans and Bardock. I haven´t read it yet, but I´m sure most of you have.
My question: What do you think of it? What ideas/headcanons did you have about Goku´s mum or Bardock or the Saiyans in general? Do you like the new ‘canon’ or do you prefer to ignore it? Submit your opinion!
(I´ll be back at the weekend, but this is still an interactive blog;)
Come on, submissions are welcome, I won´t bite.
Besides, I only skipped through some posts about this interview and I honestly don´t care. I don´t know, sometimes it´s interesting to know what the creator thinks, but most of the time I don´t want to know any hidden secrets, I prefer to make up my mind from the story itself.
But that´s just me. How are you all seeing it?
I had to think of this today and fortunately, I reblogged my ideas about the general structure of the Saiyan society yesterday.
Genderbending! That´s a fun thing that is hardly handled right or good, but fun nonetheless. And of course I have planned one or two genderbend FFs myself already. Now, considering yesterday´s post, I wrote about how royal babies were made and that basically, every single one of them was replacable. My idea of Vegeta´s departure to Freeza is simply that Freeza wanted him, to show his power and keep the important heir of the Saiyan throne as a slave, while on Vegeta-sei, they were already making sure more babies were made to replace this one. Of course Vegeta was good material, but he sure wasn´t the only option.
And then I transferred this idea to a female Vegeta. I think Vegeta would´ve had immense potential as a girl! Think about this: Instead of replacing the potential heir, she would´ve never been considered and Freeza would´ve been lied to ‘oh she´s the princess what should we do you weaken us so much!’ when in reality the Saiyans just gave away some not so important child anyway.
Vegeta figuring out that he was not so important as he thought he was is traumatic, especially considering the circumstances. Female Vegeta figuring out that she was indeed never important enough to even be wasted a second thought on would be much worse.
Besides that, I wouldn´t change much. Same strengths, same behaviour, I would give female Vegeta some nervous behaviours, since she as a woman would probably be treated worse (not thinking of rape here. Think of the simple fact that we hardly see any female soldiers, like one, and now figure out what that means how the few that exist are treated) I thought of some forms of self harm, she would be very irritable, nervous.
What do you think? Any ideas about other characters being genderbend? Submit or reblog!
Reblogging this here as well, since I really like the idea and one day, haha, I will write a story about itXD Although I have to say, I already started writing a genderbend Vegeta FF, though that one is taking place way after Buu and more of a relationship introspective between Vegeta and Bulma… anyway, that´s that. Anyone got other ideas?