Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Krillin

Over the years, I've heard a lot of people make fun of Krillin from DragonBall Z.  The joke is that Krillin is weak, useless fighter.

This is not true.  Krillin is the strongest human fighter in the entire series.  He only gets outclassed as a fighter, when the super-powered aliens show up.  How is a human supposed to compete against aliens with super powers?  Especially the aliens with the super power of "automatically get healed after every single attack".

The aliens with super powers show up towards the end of the first episode.  So until that happens, Krillin is one of the best fighters in the show.  Can we all agree to stop making fun of him for being a bad fighter, now?

2 comments:

GameOverTown said...

The best fighter is Bruce Lee.

James said...

I actually wonder if Krillin is the strongest human. I always supported the idea Yamucha was. Krillin definitely has more experience in battle, but Yamucha has better training. Yamucha is probably the first human ever to train with King Kai, and probably will always be.

Regardless, if we are talking pre-DBZ, Krillin was one of the best fighters, but everybody kind of was, you know? Even Yajirobe was kind of difficult contender for Goku and Krillin to deal with in DB, when in DBZ he’s just a fat slob. Oolong outsmarted Goku a few times, although granted that isn’t a very hard thing to do. In DB, unlike DBZ, everybody had a special power that made them strong. Bulma had her brains and her looks, Goku, Krillin, and Yamucha were fighters, Ooolong and Purr were shape shifters, and Yajirobe was just sneaky and mischievous. Everybody had something that made them powerful, but the focus changes in DBZ where you are only considered powerful by your fighting. That right there knocks everybody who was a player in DB out except for Goku, Krillin, and Yamucha, and then out of those 3, Goku clearly took off. I think people consider Krillin the weakest just because how different the focus is between DB and DBZ. By the same token, one could argue like Krillin, Bulma wasn't really needed for her power anymore, her brains, because Vegeta is just as smart, if not smarter, then she is. Everyone except Goku (and maybe Piccolo), went down a peg from DB to DBZ.