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.