Is Goku Really That Strong?

Goku is the main protagonist of the long-running Dragon Ball series and probably the most well-known anime character of all time, thus I really don’t need to give him an introduction.

Goku is depicted as this unstoppable beast of a martial artist. When the going gets tough, the Z-fighters go to Goku to solve their problems. He’s typically the only one who can stand up to the ever more powerful villains that seem to want to kill him all the time. And even when he’s not strong enough to take them down, he pushes himself until that becomes possible.

So in the Dragon Ball universe, Goku is pretty much the top tier ass-kicker. Compared to all his companions, he is leaps and bounds above them in power. Even Vegeta, Goku’s rival Saiyan and second-most powerful fighter, always seems to be miles and miles behind Goku.

But I gotta wonder. Is Goku really as strong as the shows make him out to be? Because for the most part. Goku gets huge advantages over his comrades, mainly because he let’s them do all the hard parts, while he sits back and watches from a safe distance. So despite usually being the hero that comes out on top each story arc, he really isn’t all that deserving of it.

Allow me to explain, by going through a large amount of Goku’s battles.

Pilaf:

Goku is captured by him and only breaks loose by turning into a giant ape. Granted he beats Pilaf multiple times in the future, but their first run in he nearly dies by the shrimp.

pilaf ape

Jackie Chun:

Goku loses to him in the World Martial Arts Tournament

jackie beats goku

General Blue:

Goku fails to actually defeat him. The only things that save him from death are Bulma’s advances on Blue and a collapsing cave.

general blue bulma

Mercenary Tau:

Goku gets obliterated, and only lives by a stroke of luck. Sure he beats him later, but only after some hard training.

goku vs tau

Red Ribbon Army:

I’ll give him that one. Though that was like the equivalent of Bruce Lee knocking down a beehive with a bee suit on and armed with bee spray.

goku vs red ribbon

Tien:

Goku loses to him at the World Martial Arts Tournament

goku lose against tien

King Piccolo:

Goku gets beaten up by him a few times, and only barely manages to defeat him in the end, even after going through great lengths to gain a lot of strength.

goku losing to king piccolo

Piccolo:

Goku barely manages to win this fight in the World Martial Arts Tournament, so I guess he’s not a total wuss. But Piccolo had to fight Krillin and Kami before taking on Goku. While he was able to defeat them easily, they gave him more trouble than expected, thus he had to use up more energy, especially when reversing the Evil Containment Wave.

Goku had to fight Tien, who he beat easily, but with some effort, and then had a nice break against Chi-Chi, who posed no challenge at all. So Piccolo was clearly the more fatigued fighter going into their match.

goku vs piccolo

Raditz:

Goku flat out loses, and only manages to actually help kill Raditz by holding him down while Piccolo deals out the only attack between them powerful enough to kill Raditz. And Goku dies. So yeah. Weak.

goku dying against raditz

Nappa

Goku wins this fight easily, but only because Nappa had been fighting for a very long time, taking many attacks from a whole lot of fighters and using up a lot of energy in the process.

goku beats nappa

Vegeta:

He loses spectacularly. Only with the combined powers of himself, Krillin, Gohan, and Yajirobe, and extreme luck, does Vegeta finally go down.

goku kicked by vegeta

Ginyu Force:

Goku beats Recoome in one shot. Like Nappa, Recoome had taken a lost of abuse and expelled a large amount of energy, so sorry Goku, not that impressive.

Sure he managed to defeat Burter easily enough. But was he really all that strong? They always boasted how fast he was, so he probably wasn’t very strong. So as long as Goku could catch him, knocking him out shouldn’t be too difficult.

Jeice, well, he just seems like a big wuss, and is easily defeated by Vegeta later on, so that just shows Goku’s not so great.

And Captain Ginyu? Goku loses to him without them practically even fighting.

goku after body change

Frieza:

Frieza barely even tries in this fight, and completely obliterates Goku. And this is after Frieza has been fighting for a very long time, getting beat up a whole lot, and transforming three times, something that takes up a whole lot of energy.

Even after turning Super Saiyan, which only happens because the ones who counted on him to protect them die, Goku still barely manages to win, and only does because Frieza’s cut down by his own attack. So his own power could destroy him. Not Goku’s.

And krikey! Goku wasn’t even strong enough to kill him with a final blow. Frieza lived through that, and a planet exploding, while cut in two. So Goku, you don’t impress me.

goku vs frieza

Android 19:

Goku loses. Blame his heart condition all you want. But he fought first, which he hardly ever does, and just couldn’t win.

goku vs android 19

Cell:

Goku fights first and loses. He can’t even beat a Cell Jr.

goku vs cell

Pikkon:

They tie in Other-World Tournament. Jeez, the guy can’t even legitimately beat some no-name dead guy in a filler episode.

goku other world tmt

Yakkon:

So Goku wins this fight. But that’s because Yakkon isn’t all that strong. Like at all. He just hides in the dark, and uses his opponents blindness against them, which obviously means he’s compensating for his lack of strength.

yakkon

Majin Vegeta:

He loses. Sure he was holding back, but that’s his problem.

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Majin Buu:

This one’s a little complicated, as he fights he so many times in different forms.

He draws against fat Buu but later claims he could have beaten him, but wasn’t trying to. Yeah, keep telling yourself that, Goku.

He beats Buu viciously when fused with Vegeta, so that doesn’t count.

And he gets wrecked against Kid Buu, though again claims he could have beaten him if he had gone all out at the start of the fight.

He eventually does beat Buu, only after Vegeta and fat Buu hold him off for him so he could gather energy. But Goku can’t take credit, because the brilliant stategy to beat Buu was orchestrated by Vegeta, the butt-ton of energy required to destroy Buu did not belong to Goku, and he only managed to successfully overpower Buu with said energy after being healed by the eternal dragon. So yeah, not really Goku’s win.

goku vs kid buu

Beerus:

Goku loses. But he puts up the best fight among all the Z-fighters because he hides in the shadows while he watches all his friends get the hell beat out them so he can develop a strategy that he fails to come up with anyway. He also needs the power from five other Saiyans to become a Super Saiyan God to be able to stand up to Beerus, so not his own doing. And he still loses.

And let’s face it. Beerus was only ever hit by Goku because Vegeta punched him so damn hard that it shook up the Egyptian cat so much that he couldn’t focus when it came time to fighting Goku. Also, Beerus wasn’t even trying.

goku vs beerus

Golden Frieza:

He loses. The only hope he had of winning was because Frieza ran out of energy. Before that, he was in big trouble. And he still lost. And he would have died had Whis not saved the day, giving Goku another chance to save the world.

golden frieza vs goku

Frost:

He loses.

goku lost

Hit:

The only reason he does well against Hit is because Vegeta is used as a guinea pig. Watching Vegeta fight him allowed him to learn his Time-Skipping technique, but only after Whis explained it to him. Something Vegeta did not have the luxury of. And Goku still loses.

And Hit kills him immediately in their second fight.

hit vs goku

Goku Black/Zamasu:

He gets repeatedly destroyed by this pair. He actually never even manages to defeat them.

goku black zamasu goku

Bergamo:

Okay, so Goku wins this one. Big deal. They aren’t even in the same league. It’s like a 20-year-old punching a 10-year-old in the face.

goku vs bergamo

Jiren:

Goku fights and beats a lot of fighters in the Tournament of Power, but we’ll just focus on the main antagonist, Jiren. Long story short, Goku loses to him several times.

jiren beats goku

So I covered a lot of his fights, but not nearly all of them. These were mostly some of the bigger, more noteable ones.

The fact is, Goku only wins by joining the fight late, to take on fatigued fighters or else watching others fight first, and usually can only win with help of a handful of others.

So you are a great big wuss Goku!

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls, Finals

At long last, we have reached the finals! Due to an uneven amount of girls, we have three incredibly sexy finalists instead of two. But no one would ever say no to 3 women, am I right? Especially when they look like this. Check out the rest of the tournament listed in these links and now, let’s see who the hottest Bond girl is once and for all!

 

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

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One of the first Bond girls, all the way back from the first movie has fought and clawed her way to the finals. But let’s face it, she didn’t have to try too hard, seeing as how incredibly gorgeous she is. But don’t take my word for it…here ya go!

 

 

Man she is gorgeous…even when she is older. She has such a beautiful face and sexy body. I can’t help but feel jealous of Bond. As a bonus, she is not shy and shows off her body quite a bit, both in revealing clothing and no clothing if you want to look into that…have at it!

 

 

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

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Moving away from blonds, we have the beautiful, innocent, yet unbelievably sexy brunette named after an okay card game. Let’s see how she plays out!

 

 

 

This is another woman who you could bang the heck out of her whole life. She’s so sexy even when she is much older. Her long hair is so beautiful, her body tight, she has an innocent cute side to her and absolute wild side. In short, her whole life, she has been an irresistible woman.

 

 

Dr.Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

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Back to blond again or uhh dirty blond? This woman is the definition of sexy. The way she talks, moves, frickin’ just stands there. She is just stunning. Look at those big open lips up there…mmm.

 

 

 

Whew, she is gorgeous. But of the three she is the only one whose looks shattered as she got older, in a bad way too. But at least her body is still sexy!

 

Alright, now it’s time for the decision. The winner is easy, but the runner ups are a little tougher, but for third place…

 

Second Runner Up

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

This one was really close. Both her and the next girl were literally neck and neck, or should I say boob and boob?

So who is the runner up?

 

 

Runner Up

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Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

There’s just something about her…

 

And that of course leaves the hottest Bond girl to ever exist!!!

 

Winner

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

That’s right, the hot and sexy doc is the winner. This becomes evident immediately in the movie the first time you see her. They tease you, thinking she is a nerdy doctor in a hazmat suit or something, and then when Bond first sees her (out of the hazmat suit) it’s BAM! The movie knew they had a hot one, and they showed her off every second they could.

There really was no contest for this beauty. She obliterates every other Bond girl. Though her victory should come as no surprise, for her actress, Denise Richards, was in the Impossibly Hot Woman Tournament, in which 16 of the hottest girls on the planet faced off.

So congrats to Dr. Jones, you earned it!

Normally I rank all the women to how I personally find them at the end of the tournament, but since there is so many of them, I might just make another post doing it…if at all…

 

We shall see!!

Tournament Of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 3

Welcome to round 3! Things are really staring to heat up now! Catch up through all the links listed here, and now, for the hottest Bond girls the secret agent has ever shagged shall continue to face off…

 

Bout #1

 

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

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VS

 

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Tatiana Romanova

(From Russia With Love)

 

Phew…Two beautiful blonds…but one of them is clearly hotter than the other…

 

Victor

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

 

Bout #2

 

Domino (Thunderball)

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VS

 

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Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

 

Again, two absolutely beautiful/hot women, one young, one a bit older. There is a clear winner yet again…

 

Victor

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Domino (Thunderball)

 

 

Bout# 3

 

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

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VS

 

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Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

The first two bouts in this round had clear winners despite each woman being gorgeous. This one, there is not a clear winner. Both women are sexy as heck. Mary even spends a good amount of time during the movie in a bikini, showing off her flawless bod. Even with the silly face she makes in this photo of her, she is still evidently beautiful.

Solitaire has an innocent, yet sexy vibe going on, and just looks to have amazing skin that you just want to slip inside…if you catch my meaning…

This is a tough call but…

 

Victor

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Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

 

Bout #4

 

Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

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VS

 

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Octopussy (Octopussy)

Old versus young here, but again, we are back to both being beautiful but with a clear winner.

 

Victor

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Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

 

Bout #5

 

Pola Ivanova (A View To A Kill)

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VS

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Pam Bouvier (License To Kill)

 

To short haired beauties, with hot, sexy bodies. But once more there is a clear winner.

 

Victor

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Pola Ivanova (A View To A Kill)

 

Though being wet and naked really helps her.

 

Bout #6

 

Professor Inga Bergstrom

(Tomorrow Never Dies)

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VS

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

Oh boy. These are two hotties if I ever saw some. Inga is a quick lay at the beginning of a movie, but she is such a smoking blond with a perfect body.

But Christmas just oozes sexiness, to the point that she looks way better in that sexy purple dress than Inga does naked.

 

Victor

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

 

Bout #7

 

Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)

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VS

 

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Severine (Skyfall)

 

This is a tough one. Both of these women are very hot, and even more sexy. They have tough attitudes and dirty thoughts, not to mention flawless bodies. But there is one that does have an edge. She has some kind of sexiness to her, yet innocence that just draws you in.

 

Victor

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Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)

 

 

That’s it for now. See you in the semi-finals!

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 2, Part 1

Welcome back to the Tournament of Hotties showcasing all the babes that Bond banged. A ton got eliminated in Round 1, but we’ve still got plenty to sift through. See everything you missed in round 1 and let’s hit it off!

 

Bout #1

 

Miss Taro (Dr. No)

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VS

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

Despite the beauty both women bring to the table, there is a very easy winner here.

 

 

Victor

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

Bout #2

 

Tatiana Romanova

(From Russia With Love)

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VS

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Jill Masterson (Goldfinger)

 

Two beautiful blonds at Bond’s disposal? Tough choice here, but I believe age will win this one out.

 

Victor

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Tatiana Romanova

(From Russia With Love)

Bout #3

 

Fiona Volpe (Thunderball)

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VS

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Domino (Thunderball)

 

Two gorgeous women yet again, this time a red head and brunette. It’s hard to tell the age of Miss Volpe. Sometimes she looks 30, sometimes 45. Either way, she’s sexy, and if she’s older, that makes her all the hotter.

Domino is also incredibly beautiful and looks slammin in that bikini.

Victor

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Domino (Thunderball)

 

Bout #4

 

Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

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VS

 

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Nancy (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

 

This is an easy one. There’s a beautiful woman here, and a not so beautiful one.

 

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Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

 

Bout #5

 

Miss Caruso (Live and Let Die)

Caruso

 

VS

 

solitaire

Solitiare (Live and Let Die)

 

Both women are attractive, but there is one vastly more so.

 

 

Victor

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Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

Bout #6

Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

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VS

 

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Arab Beauty (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

Okay now this is a tough one. Both of these women are gorgeous, and that’s really because they both are showing off a whole lot of skin, revealing tight, sexy bodies. It is most difficult to choose which is hotter, but I think I am leaning to the no named hottie who is in the movie for 10 seconds. Trouble is, aside from the 3 pictures I’ve shown, there really isn’t anything else out there, so that we may gaze upon her endless beauty. And because Mary can compete with her in hotness on all levels, I really must choose…

 

Victor

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Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

 

Bout #7

 

Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

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VS

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Holly Goodhead (Moonraker)

 

Two very hot women in this bout. But one just has the age, beauty and sexy look that the other does have…but just falls short a bit.

 

Victor

 

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Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

Well there you have it! 7 of the hottest Bond girls have just moved on to the next round! Check out the next part to see the rest of the women who will continue on as well!

 

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 1, Part 1

James Bond is the reason STD’s exist. In the 24 movies he’s in, he’s banged a lot of women. He doesn’t even have to try usually. He just looks at them and they open up their legs. This gets a little ridiculous and almost comical at times. And if a woman turns him down, he just forces himself on her until she gives in, making for some rather uncomfortable scenes.

But anyway, we would all like to know if these chicks he’s doing are hot, and who are the hottest. It should be fun to flesh the women he’s done over the decades.

I will only be listing women he has done on camera or it’s been implied they had sex. Believe it or not, he still does a lot of sexual things with women but does not manage to go all the way for some reason. These girls shall not be included.

As I’ve said, he’s banged a lot of gals, so this is going to be the biggest tournament yet. And I have a feeling I missed a few girls, cuz there is so many it was getting hard to keep track.

But away we go!!!!

Bout #1

Sylvia Trench (Dr. No)

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VS

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Miss Taro (Dr. No)

Neither of these girls are particularly wowing, but they are attractive nonetheless. Trench looks great in the gorgeous red dress and Taro looks amazing glistening wet in a towel that just covers her tatas.

After some hard consideration, I think if Miss Taro dolled herself up in the way that Sylvia is, she would come out looking much better.

Victor

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Miss Taro (Dr. No)

 

Bout #2

 

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

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VS

vida

Vida (From Russia With Love)

Both of these women are stunning and scantily clad, but it’s almost unfair that one shows up in a wet bikini, her long, wet hair flowing down her back and front. Vida is absolutely beautiful and has great body, but the girl with the sexy name and body to match it takes the cake.

Victor

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

Bout #3

 

Zora (From Russia With Love)

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VS

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Tatiana Romanova (From Russia With Love)

This is an easy one. Despite the fact that Zora has a super skimpy top, she just cannot compare to the glowering beauty that is Tatiana.

Victor

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Tatiana Romanova (From Russia With Love)

 

Bout #4

 

 

Jill Masterson (Goldfinger)

Jill Masterson

VS

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Pussy Galore (Goldfinger)

Both women are attractive and both times they get banged is ridiculous. Bond breaks into Jill’s apartment to spy on Goldfinger and runs into her sun bathing on her balcony. Her first instinct is to F him. Whatever. She’s hot and has an amazing body.

Pussy, Bond pretty much rapes and it’s kind of weird, especially since they are in a barn. She’s hot too though and looks great with her shirt unbuttoned like that.

It’s a tough call, but this one seems to glow a bit more with radiant beauty.

Victor

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Jill Masterson (Goldfinger)

 

Bout #5

Patricia Fearing (Thunderball)

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VS

fiona

Fiona Volpe (Thunderball)

Both of these women are very beautiful, especially since they both appear to be on the slightly older side.

But if one must move on, Fiona takes it. Her large breasts, beautiful face and hair are just too irresistible.

Victor

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Fiona Volpe (Thunderball)

 

Bout #6

Domino (Thunderball)

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VS

aki

Aki (You Only Live Twice)

It’s really hard to find good pictures when they all come from movies, cuz so far I feel none of them have done them justice. But you don’t need great pics to realize how hot these two are. This is probably the toughest match in part 1 so far. Both of these women are stunning, but the bikini shot reveals a truly amazing body.

Victor

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Domino (Thunderball)

 

Well that’s 12 girls down. There are tons more to come! See you there!

Dragon Ball Sagas Ranked

With the conclusion of Dragon Ball Super this week, I’m feeling all sad, so I decided to rank all the sagas from all of the series, including GT. Dragon Ball has been one of my favorite things in life since the mid 90’s, so it is exciting to write this out and actual figure out my favorite stories and what not.

Note that I love the show primarily for the action, the flashy fights and power ups, and humor. I will not be ranking them by story, for in this show, it’s not all that important, and some are far more fleshed out than others, so it’s hard to compare long stories against short ones.

I will be grouping some of the sagas together to keep the list shorter and make it a bit easier. They will be listed from worst to best.

#20

Emperor Pilaf Saga (Dragon Ball)

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The saga that started it all is understandably the worst. It introduces many of the main characters and is a very typical anime, with tons of little boy wiener and pervy jokes, rather than the intense action that the series is known for. Goku pretty much beats everything in one hit. Not that great, but pretty short.

#19

Black Star Dragon Ball Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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This one seems to take influence from the Pilaf saga. Both focus on going around on different adventures each episode, looking for dragon balls. It’s got better action, but barely. And there’s Pan. It probably wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t involved. This and the Pilaf saga are the only two on this list that I can say I don’t like. Though the end of the saga picks up a lot.

#18

First World Tournament (Dragon Ball)

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This saga really steps up from the first one. We meet Goku’s best friend and rival for the first time, and watch as they train for the martial arts tournament and rise up the ranks.

#17

Red Ribbon Saga (Dragon Ball)

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Goku is again in search of the Dragon Balls, but this time he takes on an entire army. There are some cool villains and it is fun enough to watch, though it gets a bit dull at times. Very good overall though.

#16

Baby Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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This is a neat story that brings up the Saiyan race’s past and how that comes to haunt the survivors. Baby is a cool, unique opponent who gives the Z fighters a run for their money.

#15

Second World Tournament (Dragon Ball)

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This is where I really start to love the sagas. The first fight between Yamcha and Tien set the bar for the action that we will see from every saga made after this one. It is a great saga, with lots of intense fights. Really good stuff.

#14

Garlic Jr. Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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For this being filler, it is quite phenomenal. For once, the center of attention is in the hands of someone other than Goku. The fights are great and the stakes are high. Very good saga.

#13

Golden Frieza Saga (Dragon Ball Super)

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I was a bit disappointed with this one, for the movie, Ressurection F, I found better. I wasn’t thrilled with the use of Frieza as an enemy again, but it is a blast to watch nonetheless. And I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more if I didn’t see the movie first, for nothing was surprising in this saga because of it. Though to be fair, the movie is  my favorite DB movie ever made.

#12

Super 17 Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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This was an interesting villain to use and provided us with some good action and use of characters other than Goku (sort of). This saga really stepped up the GT series in my eyes.

#11

Battle Of Gods Saga (Dragon Ball Super)

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This as well is dampened by releasing a movie first, though this time, the series is better than the movie. This introduces some truly great characters that stick with the entire series, not to mention shows us a whole new scale of how big the world(s) are and how pitiful Goku, with all his might, really is.

#10

Majunior Saga (Dragon Ball)

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This shows Goku as an adult beating down the off spring of an old enemy. Both Goku and Majunior rise to the finals in an awesome World Tournament, and give us the best fight in the Dragon Ball series.

#9

King Piccolo Saga (Dragon Ball)

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This is the first truly menacing villain we see in the entire franchise, and it is awesome to watch. Finally we see Goku get beaten easily (well, for the second time, actually), making us wonder how anyone will ever stop Piccolo from taking over the world. A great saga.

#8

Saiyan Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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The first saga of the new DBZ series really takes it a step beyond Dragon Ball. Impossibly strong villains show us that Goku and friends have a lot of catching up to do. We at long last learn the truth about Goku’s past as well. We are also introduced to his son for the first time.

#7

Universe 6 Tournament (Dragon Ball Super)

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This is a lot of fun. This is the first saga that Super gives us that wasn’t a movie, and it’s just awesome. A bunch of new characters are introduced, with amazing powers. The Saiyans also face off against their most dangerous (and coolest) villain to date. Lots of good fights within this tournament. Awesome stuff.

#6

Namek Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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This one is really long and drawn out and the famous clash between Goku and Frieza isn’t all that great. But soooooooo much stuff happens in between the first landing on Namek to it’s demise that helped push this up the list. Many great fights, power ups and revelations happen that make this one really cool to watch.

#5

Shadow Dragon Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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The last and best saga in GT and the last saga fans would get for over a decade. It is really a great saga, with a lot of cool enemies, the return of old ones and the fiercest enemy to ever grace the series up to that point and still after Super, is quite formidable. And he’s cool. This saga has some new surprises in it that make it really fun to watch.

 

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Majin Buu Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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This saga gives us a ton more characters, lots of new surprises, an invincible enemy and just so much more cool stuff. It is a lot of fun to watch, though it drags on like the Namek Saga.

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Goku Black Saga (Dragon Ball Super)

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This has an interesting, dangerous enemy, with a deeper story than the DB franchise has seen so far. There is a lot of twists and turns that make way for some of the best fights that have been in the franchise so far. The last fights are very different from what we come to expect, which was a cool surprise.

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Cell Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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I am including everything with Future Trunks and the androids in this saga as well. This has some of the best action, some amazing transformations, a great suspenseful story, and the use of mostly every character in the DB universe. It is really awesome. And the Goku vs. Cell fight is my favorite one in the whole DBZ series.

 

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Tournament of Power (Dragon Ball Super)

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This is what the series is all about. Just awesome action with tons of characters, one episode after another. So many surprises happen during the 48 minutes of fighting, and the fights far surpass anything seen in the franchise. The conclusion is really good. The Goku vs Jiren fight is the best in the franchise, and tops off the end well. Speaking of the ending, it it just fantastic and ends the series on a happy, positive note, much more so than DBZ did, in my opinion.

 

Well there you have it.

Dragon Ball is something I have watched almost my entire life, and I expect to continue rewatching them for the rest of my life. I love all 4 series. They have brought me so much joy. I just hope they come out with more series’. Super showed that they can still make an amazing show and I want to see more.

Though for the past 3 years or so, I have been looking forward to watching the new DBS episode every week, but now that is gone and I will not be able to handle it for a while…sniff… It’s very sad. At least I have the dubbed versions to look forward too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warcraft Movie: My Thoughts (Spoiler Free)

I finally got out to see Warcraft earlier in the week. Going in, I did not really expect much. The trailers all looked awesome, but I was weary from how long it took to make the movie, which really just hints at production nightmares, usually resulting in a frustrated and rushed out finished product.

The reviews for the movie confirmed my suspicions, as I have yet to see a good one. My brother saw it when it first opened and he and a few buddies of mine all loved it, claiming it was “the best movie ever” or “its better than Lord of the Rings.”

So here are my thoughts.

It was good. It was far from great, but far from bad too. If you are not familiar with the games and the Warcraft lore, you definitely will not appreciate the movie as much, but you could easily understand and follow the movie, with no problems. Fans of the game just get the added bonus of say “Oh hey, it’s him!” and “Oh wow, the cities look so accurate!”

Which they really did. Any location pulled from World of Warcraft looked incredible, down to all the buildings. The orcs looked great too, making them look like the Grunts from all three games, which is great fan service. They also had many other different looking ones as well.

The action scenes were really fun to watch as well, though I felt there weren’t enough of them.

The acting at times wasn’t all that great, but is easy enough to look past.

The story was decent, though not really as deep as it should have been.

Overall, it was enjoyable and really made me want to go back and play all the games again.

Is it the best movie ever? Not at all. Is it better than Lord of the Rings? Good lord! Not even close! I wondered why everyone I knew was comparing this movie to those, but upon watching I did pick up on a scene or two that would definitely remind you of LotR. That and the whole orcs vs. humans conflict and the same mythical world that they take place in, so it does make sense.

But the movie definitely does not deserve all the bad ratings it has received. I would certainly recommend it to any Warcraft fan. To those who don’t know the games, I would wait until it comes out on DVD so you could just rent it or buy it for a cheap price eventually.