Should DBZ have ended with Frieza's defeat?

Topic started by dbzmeister on Oct. 19, 2012. Last post by DBZ_universe 1 year, 9 months ago.
Post by dbzmeister (45 posts) See mini bio Level 6

As most of you probably know DBZ was originally planned to end with Goku's defeat of Frieza. He would have been the only super saiyan and had have brought peace to the universe. Toriyama reportedly chose to carry the saga on due to it's overwhelming popularity, the question is do you think he should have?

I personally feel that there were many good and bad points which stemmed from carrying the series on. The good came in the form of Cell who was in my view a fantastic bad guy, the future Trunks/Androids story arc and the opportunity to watch Vegeta's character/ relationship with Goku fully develop.

The bad for me was the over saturation of super saiyans (I love kid Trunks and Goten but c'mon), the de-valuing of the SS legend through ssJ1 quickly becoming insignificant and the further degenaration of the human characters to the point they didn't even bother to even try to fight during the Buu saga.

Overall I think they were right to continue and to produce two sagas in the Androids/Cell and Buu that I really enjoyed if notquite as much as the Namek, what do you guys think?

Post by sickVisionz (4,332 posts) See mini bio Level 24

No, no, no for me. The Cell arc is my favorite arc by a long shot. I can't see any good coming from the series ending right before the best part.

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,512 posts) See mini bio Level 21

It should have ended at Cell, since Goku die at the end and Gohan take up his row as Earth protector. But I still like the Buu Arc, since Mr.Satan save the day :)

Post by Sonata (36,369 posts) See mini bio Level 20
I am in agreement with most it should have ended with Cell. The saga as a whole was very good, though IMO Frieza was the best villain in the series. I dont want to get started on how much I hated the Buu saga.
Post by takashichea (16,552 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Yeah, I agree with everyone that it should have ended at the end of the Cell saga. You got everyone doing something, and we get cool characters: Trunks and Android 17, 18, 16. In my opinion, the Cell saga was the best.


Also, Cell was more interesting than Frieza with his evolutions that have different personalities.

Post by NoOne_13 (61 posts) See mini bio Level 9
While I don't like sounding like a parrot ending DBZ after the cell saga would have of been the best thing thing to do. While the Buu saga did have some interesting moments, it dragged on more than it had to and after that was GT which nobody I know likes.
Post by sickVisionz (4,332 posts) See mini bio Level 24
I would have loved to see a Kai version of the Buu saga. Take out the feet dragging and it might have been as good as the others.
Post by mypasswordis1234 (196 posts) See mini bio Level 8

No, it shouldn't have. There are a lot of cool event after the Freeza saga. But AT should have know he continue it, so there would be less inconsistency now.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,295 posts) See mini bio Level 12

I enjoyed Kid Buu as a villain. I enjoyed the Mystic thing. I enjoyed seeing Vegito. That was it for the Buu saga. I would have liked to see it end at the Cell saga with Gohan taking over.

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Post by Supreme Marvel (5,295 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@eddz99: Hated it. The only time I liked that was when Goku transformed into it against Janemba. I should point out, I only like Dragon Ball version of Goku. Not Z version.

Post by nisemonokatara9 (23 posts) See mini bio Level 5
If they ended at The LEgendary SUper Saiyan,most people would agree that Goku can destroy a planet with one blow
Post by DBZ_universe (15,990 posts) See mini bio Level 17

They should had ended in the Evil Kuririn saga...

Post by eddz99 (2,662 posts) See mini bio Level 11

I say it should have ended with buu saga, bog is just overrated, it has worse execution as the continuation of dbz than dbgt.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,322 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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From a story point of view, you could definitely argue that it should have ended with Frieza's defeat. On the other hand, I think they did a really good job with the Android and Cell stuff. Maybe they could have taken the time travel stuff a bit further than they did, that could have been cool.

Post by DBZ_universe (15,990 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Well it was supposed to end in the Cell Saga... so I guess it would had been good to end it there, but then we would not had Mystic, Kid Torankusu, Goten, Gotenkusu, a married Kuririn.... ect

So I think it was good they ended in the Buu sa.. I mean Battle of Gods. Tho I do wonder if Akira will actually make a new series or not?

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