Gotei 13 leads 4-1 and Seirin leads 3-2.
Gotei 13 leads 4-1 and Seirin leads 3-2.
@Saladking: I haven't been enjoying the series in years, not since the Pain arc. I finally stopped reading the series as the Great Shinobi War arc started up and I only kept tabs on it through the chapter reviews on this site and any discussion on character feats brought up in the Battle forum.
@katmic: Some of us don't, but many folks started off their anime fandom with seeing DBZ (myself included) and our thoughts on it changed as we became exposed to more anime and manga titles.
@CerusSerenade: Congratulations, you've found something to persuade me that I can't find a definite argument for. Still don't see the team surviving against Itachi, but that video leads me to have to reevaluate my assumptions on Avatar characters trained in martial arts of some sort within the series for strength feats.
Things in the Battle Forum have mellowed out considerably since late last year when you and Sonata started to become less lax with enforcing the Battle Forum Rules, even before I gained mod status. There were some bumps in the transition to this, but this was for the better since we were usually attracting the worst of some battle forum communities due to how lax the rules were enforced prior. You need to find that balance between being lax and strict, as well as having enough understanding on whatever part of the community you plan to take involvement in with moderating so you know how to better respond to the regular members of the forum with any concerns or suggestions they would have. If you're planning to continue involvement with the Battle forum, those would be the two major things I would advise you on.
Even you should know that plot convenience is the biggest obstacles to consistent power showings.
That's mostly the case with comics due to different writers involved with making a comic book series. Avatar and many anime/ manga titles, not so much since they maintain much of the same staff involved and know how to maintain consistency with their plots for the most part. In Rogue's case, her powers and attributes tend to fluctuate depending on whose abilities she absorbed and how long she maintained physical contact with them (her Ms. Marvel power set being the most well-known aspect since she maintained those powers for years).
Remember Iroh doing the same with chains when he snapped them with his feet.
Or when Sokka cut through a huge piece of metal.
I seen this as more because of the unique properties of Sokka's sword than superhuman strength from the boy since Sokka's sword was forged from a meteorite.
I'm an underdog debater. I debate for the weaker characters or the unpopular ones. I win for the most part, but if they equalize this stuff energy. Then this simply because a strength vs . Rather than abilities. Because now we can start pulling the "oh he's a planet buster or island buster this attack won't work on them" bull shit. There's many lower characters that have the ABILITY to technically defeat stronger characters, but the moment we throw this up. They will be shot down to the bottom.
We've had cases in the past where a character notable for hax abilities of some sort could beat an opponent with superior destructive capacities as they have equal or superior speed, so I wouldn't worry much about this issue happening since a good number of folks in here are sensible enough with knowing when hax could prevail over better destructive potential.
As for determining how to implement verse equalization rules of sort, I think it might be a better idea to involve the major debaters in the forum in a separate discussion thread on the matter to see if they support this and how it should be implemented. Would anyone be okay with this?
@CerusSerenade: Then here's a question: where was this so-called superhuman strength whenever Aang and other past Avatars seen in the series went into the Avatar state? Other then amassed knowledge of the prior Avatars and high levels of elemental manipulation, there were no other Avatars that demonstrated superhuman levels of strength.
@flashback180: Lelouch's origins being British are debateable. The Britannian empire consisted of the Americas, New Zealand and the Philippines before Japan got taken over; implying that Code Geass is yet another anime making Americans into the irredeemable villains. XD
@CerusSerenade: Either the boulder she was swinging around wrecked havoc enough on her surroundings to weaken the restraints enough on the ground or the lava she sprayed onto her attackers got onto the chains and melted them away. We only got an up-close shot of Korra getting loose from her leg shackles, so any one of those would be possible. The creators of Avatar made the series in mind for the characters physical abilities to be peak human based off Eastern martial arts. Even as a peak human, breaking those chains through sufficient strength wouldn't be possible.
New month means a new poll for Ani-Crap is now here. Let us get into our next list of offerings you can vote on for me to suffer through:
You have until September 19 to make your votes. Have fun! XD
"It is impossible to earthbend/metalbend platinum."
Yes, but that wasn't how she broke free. Korra's clearly shown manipulating the slabs of earth that the platinum chains were bound to via her Earthbending to break free while in her Avatar state in the video you showed from earlier. She didn't do it from raw strength.
"Mind you, Bumi still couldn't get out of his steel cage, he could only earthbend slightly to block Azula off"
Bumi could escape from his coffin-like cage anytime he wanted via use of his Earthbending. He was just awaiting an open opportunity to escape since he didn't want to jeopardize the safety of the populace with the Fire Nation present. When the Fire Nation lost their firebending through the events of the Day of Black Sun, it was his perfect opening to use Earthbending to free himself.
Either you don't recall those key points or you are conveniently ignoring them to try better justifying the side you favor.
Won't dispute durability. However beyond that and reaction speed, the series isn't notable for having other attributes at superhuman levels.