Lemme elaborate. I know who Goku is. I'm just confused about his 'butchered character.' I always thought he was consistent.
Ok, here goes..
DBZ Goku vs DBS Goku
You might want to watch the series or read the manga to decide for yourself… But, the best way I can describe it? The original Goku grows up, still has some silly manchild fun and naive simplicity, but also had an air of maturity, seriousness and even a detached nuance that was at times rather difficult to place–introspective and quiet, even. Particularly in the Japanese version. He also had a more layered relationship with Chichi and was more “knowed” and affectionate than his hardcore childish ignorant DBS counterpart. Goku made mistakes sometimes too–flawed, a bit oblivious and even a bit of a trickster–but despite his moments of selfishness and honest desire to fight above all else, he was also a man who was led by his morality.
The current Goku in DBS? Is a slapstick parody of his silly, naive, and socially crude traits, which are played up to the point that he’s a senseless, forgetful dumbass, way too rude/inconsiderate and on a consistent basis to really be “him”, because he’s not rounded out anymore–and he’s lost all of his maturity and nuance. Even by the end of DB, he was more mature than he is in DBS. By the end of DBZ, Goku was a fully fleshed out, albiet “simple” soul with a surprising depth of character. The anime goes further in all these traits than the manga does, tho the main themes of his personaliy remain. In DBS, he’s just an unlikeable piece of shit and I wouldn’t cry if he got sucked into a jet turbine and died for good
Omg that “Supergirl gets something Zack Snyder doesn’t” post has taken 15 years off my life. I’m gobsmacked that the arrogant, preachy, violent “Hero” the CW gave us is apparently a better adaption and deserves so much praise.
The Superman Snyder gave us in the DCEU is kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and passionate. In MOS and BvS we see he is introverted and soft spoken. In BvS we see his fear and depression in light of people arguing his very existence. To me this Clark isn’t just a character, he feels like a real person.
Do you know how disappointed and angry it makes me to see people dismiss this as grimdark and gritty over and over again? (Not to mention the extremely ableist undertones of disliking someone who isn’t happy or sociable 24/7). I’m also so disappointed in the CW for propagating this anti DCEU/anti DCEU superman mentality, when they can’t even pay proper respect to Lois Lane, a key character in the Superman mythos.
I’ll be honest, the stupid bullshit I keep seeing about how TV Superman is the ‘’REAL Superman’’ compared to Henry Cavill’s because Tyler Hoechlin does an extended Chris Reeve impression is making me want to never watch Supergirl again out of spite.
I used to look forward to seeing how the DCEU films would get lighter in tone as time goes on but now I really want Snyder and WB to double down on the ‘’gritty’’ nature. I want all of the purists to know just how little influence They have over these films.