The Dragon Ball Super manga finally gives Goten and Trunks their time to shine and begin to separate themselves from the Super Hero movie.
Warning: spoilers for Dragon Ball Super Chapter #97 Current story arc of Dragon Ball Super Super Dragon Ball The manga is a fairly straightforward adaptation of the film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and has been criticized by Dragon Ball fans for being too much of a direct adaptation of the film and not doing enough to differentiate itself. However, with some welcome changes to the story and larger roles for Goten and Trunks, the Dragon Ball Super manga finally responds to this criticism.
The roles of Goten and Trunks are a particular sore spot for the fanbase. In the Superhero movies, Goten and Trunks appear to be too stupid to be taken seriously and appear to be incompetent, useless, and not really contributing to the heroes’ efforts in any meaningful way any. Luckily, Dragon Ball Super Chapter #97 does a lot to address both of these fan criticisms, giving Goten and Trunks their time to shine and begin to differentiate themselves from the Superhero movie. In addition to Cell Max himself being a more impressive enemy and more capable fighter in the manga adaptation of the story, Goten and Trunks are more prominent in battle scenes and are portrayed as serious characters. better and more capable warriors.
The Dragon Ball Super manga makes some welcome changes to the superhero
Fighting in their Saiyaman X-1 and X-2 costumes, Goten and Trunks have more shining moments in their fight with Cell Max. Most notably, Goten and Trunks launch a combined attack against Cell Max using the androids Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 after they join forces with the heroes. While this involves putting on some goofy superhero pose, it’s an established aspect of Saiyaman’s personality, so it’s at least characteristic of Goten and Trunks. Additionally, it is effective as an attack that visibly damages Cell Max and at least slows him down momentarily.
Goten and Trunks’ contribution to the manga version of the fight scene finally addresses lingering criticisms of the Superhero storyline. The current manga arc is a fairly straightforward adaptation of the Superhero movie and has been criticized by Dragon Ball fans for not doing enough to differentiate itself. Chapter #97 shows some notable differences from the way fights are presented in Superhero movies, and one that gives Goten and Trunks’ roles a much-needed redemption. It also helps address criticism that the Super Hero manga arc is just a reimagining of what fans saw in the Super Hero movie.
Goten and Trunks receive redemption in the Manga
Goten and Trunks’ expanded roles have been welcomed by the fan community. To give Goten and Trunks their moment to shine, the characters are portrayed as more serious warriors and the plot itself is finally allowed to do something new. Even if they come a little late, as the Superhero arc comes to a close, these changes to the plot and especially the roles of Goten and Trunks are helping to address some long-standing criticisms of Super Dragon Ball.