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>You are Son Peppa, the Tuffle-Saiyan hybrid daughter of two of Earth's Champions, Maple and Goku

>"Canon" has taken a radical shift from the series' norm, you’re just one part of it, and things could go even further off the rails from here

>Mechanics in the pastebin here: https://pastebin.com/LykQSPNf

>Let's all try to have some fun, ok?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5PGIqnaFs

Last time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Kai! You face off against the fusion of the Herans Bojack and Kougeki with everyone and manage to stop them once and for all, saving the Earth! Meanwhile, Gohan and Maple work with the Supreme Kai and other allies to confront the dark wizard Babidi, managing to prevent the revival of Majin Buu... though with Gohan himself nearly falling to Babidi’s control. The World Tournament is coming to a close, and with 19 admitting defeat, Goku revealing Super Saiyan 3, and Vegeta launching up a false moon, will you be able to claim the title of Champion? Good luck, Peppa!
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>>3170338
“BURST OPEN AND MIX!” Vegeta roars out. A small white sphere explodes into the sky, Vegeta staring up at it and laughing. You watch as dad forces his eyes shut, taking a defensive stance... wait no, he’s prepping a Ki blast. Is he going to try and destroy it before Vegeta finishes transforming?

Your mind then turns to the crowds, seeing Nappa and Raditz cover the eyes of Baozi and Daikon, they themselves shielding their eyes from the light. Even Tarble keeps himself from looking directly at it. Thinking quick, you telepathically contact Bulma. ‘Do these goggles block out Blutz Waves?’

‘W-wha-? Uh... well, I never tested them for it but given they block out the intensity of a Solar Flare, it should be able to. Wait, what are you planning, Peppa?’

>A. Tell mom the exact materials you used and have her make some sunglasses for the Saiyans in the crowd
>B. Perfect. Vegeta won’t know what hits him. Teleport in and deck him!
>C. I’m going to try to absorb some of the Blutz Waves to recover my strength
>D. Keep dad from destroying the false moon
>E. Something else?

Think over this carefully.
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>>3170339
>A. Tell mom the exact materials you used and have her make some sunglasses for the Saiyans in the crowd
>B. Perfect. Vegeta won’t know what hits him. Teleport in and deck him!
Hey Kato.
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>>3170338

>D. Keep dad from destroying the false moon
>E. Something else?
Tell Vegeta we won't take his tail off/blow up the false moon for an insta-win if he agrees to our bet.

Stay on Earth and be a Dad to Baozi for one full year of real time (No using the Hyperbolic Time Chamber to cheat).

We can make this 2 vs 1 too if Vegeta wants, play on his pride!

"You could totally beat Dad, and I at the same time right Prince Vegeta?"
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>>3170339
>A.

And this >>3170348
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>>3170339
>C. I’m going to try to absorb some of the Blutz Waves to recover my strength
19 took a bit out of us.
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>>3170348
Sounds cowardly, I don't support this.
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>>3170339
>C. I’m going to try to absorb some of the Blutz Waves to recover my strength
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>>3170354
Let's at least call him out for not really raising Baozi all that much.
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>>3170358
That's not important right now, we need to focus on winning. Fatherly attachments are secondary in this ring.
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Rolled 12, 9, 20 = 41 (3d20)

Interesting. Okay! Roll me 3d20, best of three! DC is 12 for the first two, 14 for the last one!
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Rolled 15, 13, 16 = 44 (3d20)

>>3170377
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Rolled 17, 12, 6 = 35 (3d20)

>>3170377
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>>3170379
https://youtu.be/Mi-pFsONRpg
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Rolled 6, 20, 12 = 38 (3d20)

>>3170377
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>>3170385
Nice job Swordanon!
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Rolled 10, 3, 10 = 23 (3d20)

>>3170379
>>3170380
>>3170385
Very nice! Passed all of them! Writing...
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>>3170339
‘Bulma, tell mom exactly what you used to make these so she can materialize some glasses for the Saiyans in the crowd. I’ve got a plan for Vegeta.’

‘O-okay?’ she responds in a hesitant voice.

You teleport next to your father. “Dad, wait!”

He stops, eyes still closed but head turning in your direction. “Peppa? What are you-?”

“Vegeta!” you call up towards the Saiyan. “Listen up! That form has one major weakness. But neither dad nor I will use it against you if you’ll hear us out. Just one condition.”

He looks back down at you as he transforms, growing more and more massive. “If it’s another one of those stupid bets-!”

You casually lift up your goggles, letting just a little of the Blutz Waves enter your eyes, but not enough to get you to transform, enough to help you recover some of your lost strength, and do so in such a smooth manner that nobody really notices, then snap them back down on your face. “You sure you want to risk losing your tail?” That gets him to listen, if just for a moment. “No tricks. No tail removal. But if I beat you, you’re going to stay with your son here on Earth. One year. Got it?”

Vegeta... clearly wants to say no. But he seems intrigued. He finishes transforming... and then a golden aura surrounds him as he powers up further. In a deeper, more primal voice, he simply states. “You’ve just guaranteed your defeat.”

“Doubt it.” you reply with a cheeky grin.

“Sorry Peppa. But I’m winning this my way.” Goku responds, firing upwards before you can stop him... only for Vegeta to deflect his blast. “...That didn’t hit did it.”

“Afraid not.” Vegeta’s fur goes golden as his power skyrockets. A massive fist rockets down to where you and dad are standing, with you getting out of the way just in time, though Goku is forced to block it, still getting pushed back.

Well, he’s at full power... and it’s much more stable than you recall. How long can he keep this up? And even with your strength restored, you’re at a disadvantage... or are you?

>A. Raio-ken! He’s bigger but he’s too bulky to keep up!
>B. Work with dad in fighting Vegeta! The two of you can overpower him together!
>C. Keep your distance and wear Vegeta down with attacks from afar!
>D. Drill under Vegeta and set traps for him to trip on!
>E. Something else?
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>>3170421
>A, D, E.
Raioken, Drill, set Ki mines.
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>>3170421
>A. Raio-ken! He’s bigger but he’s too bulky to keep up!
>D. Drill under Vegeta and set traps for him to trip on!
>E. Set up Ki mines all under Vegeta's feet.
>F. Keep an eye on Goku. He may be our dad but he still could take advantage of the chaos and ring us out.
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>>3170421
>D. Drill under Vegeta and set traps for him to trip on!
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I'm not sure Raioken will work underground, what with grounding the lightning.
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>>3170428
Kato, does Raioken work that like that?
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>>3170428
>>3170432
Raio-ken will still work if you're underground because you're outputting that energy, not getting it from another source that it has to travel through.
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>>3170433
And that energy goes into the ground where it won't drive apart air to lessen air friction.
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>>3170434
Not how it works.

Anyway, roll me 4d20, best of three! DC is 13 for all!
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Rolled 18, 15, 15, 5 = 53 (4d20)

>>3170439
Lightning's sheer heat and energy breaks a pathway through air, which is why it goes fast.
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Rolled 7, 19, 6, 2 = 34 (4d20)

>>3170439
Here we go...
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Rolled 19, 20, 1, 15 = 55 (4d20)

>>3170439
This is magic lightning so it probably doesn't work on the rules of real lightning.
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>>3170444
Good work.
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>>3170445
Thank you! Good job yourself.

>>3170443
You too anon!

We did our best!
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>>3170441
>>3170443
>>3170444
>Lightning's sheer heat and energy breaks a pathway through air, which is why it goes fast.
That's never been how it works.

And okay, passed all of them! Writing...
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>>3170421
https://youtu.be/f00XP9A4C-E

As Vegeta spots you trying to escape, he fires a mouth beam up towards you. But you predict it, and yell out, “RAIO-KEN!” as you dash around the beam and knee Vegeta in the eye, causing him to stumble backwards. You then form a Ki drill and backflip away from him and bolt right into the ground, digging under it and setting up some shallow tunnels, ones Vegeta will trip under as he tries to follow you. In addition, you set up a few Ki mines for him when he does, then finally burst out of the ground and fly up to a building. You cross your arms and stare down Vegeta, tail swaying behind you as your aura sparks furiously.

Once he’s done rubbing his eye, Vegeta growls out in your direction. “You’re a real brat, you know that?”

“You left yourself wide open. Your fault.” you taunt back at him.

“YOU LITTLE-!” He steps forward and stumbles, his massive foot falling through one of the traps you made. He tries to fly up and land nearby, and not only does he trip in the next one, he detonates one of the Ki mines. And he does it again. And again. Aaaand again.

You start giggling. “Heeheehee, all that power and you fall for something like that? Come on Vegeta, I thought you were better than that!”

He flies up in rage. “YOU THINK THIS IS A JOKE?! THEN HERE, LET’S SEE YOU KEEP LAUGHING AFTER THIS!” Vegeta holds his hand forward. “BIG BANG ATTACK!”

You’re able to dodge the blast itself, but once it contacts the ground it sends out a powerful explosion that still manages to knock you away. You crash through another building some distance away from him, then look down to see a huge crater left behind from the blast. Crap, that could’ve done even more damage if it hit you directly. Need to focus on never getting hit, at least until you wear him down.

“RAIO-KEEEEN!” Goku yells out, blasting towards Vegeta and kicking him in the back. The massive monkey stumbles forward, with Goku then bolting around him and delivering blow after blow, leaving some real damage on Vegeta. He finishes this Meteor Combo by dashing back and blasting forward a Kamehameha that hits Vegeta between the neck and shoulder, blasting him down... and travels right towards you. You’re able to dodge in time as the beam breaks through the dome’s ceiling, causing another chunk of it to crumble down. Dad seems... proud that you were able to see that coming, but focused, ready to keep battling. So he really is intending to fight both you and Vegeta at the same time.

But how long can he hold the power of Super Saiyan 3?

>A. Get dad and Vegeta to keep attacking one another
>B. Focus your efforts on Vegeta, that did some damage but he’s not down yet!
>C. Force dad to use up some of his energy, he’ll go down before you do
>D. Do your best to finish this quickly! Super Saiyan 3!
>E. Something else?
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>>3170475
>B. Focus your efforts on Vegeta, that did some damage but he’s not down yet!
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>>3170475
>A. Get dad and Vegeta to keep attacking one another

Get them to beam struggle a Galick Gun vs Kamehameha. C'mon, Kato you know you waaannaaa

>E. While they struggle, send the false moon into Goku for him to absorb and power up with like Mom's Lunar Siren
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>>3170475
>C. Force dad to use up some of his energy, he’ll go down before you do
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>>3170475
>A & B.
Don't ignore Goku's attacks, but focus on Vegeta being the recipient of the damage. Also keep up the attacks to Vegeta's face, biggest area of vulnerability.
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Rolled 13, 14, 9 = 36 (3d20)

Okay! Roll me another 4d20, best of three! DC is 14 for all!
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Rolled 2, 20, 10, 19 = 51 (4d20)

>>3170503
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Rolled 9, 17, 6, 8 = 40 (4d20)

>>3170503
Rollan

>>3170506
Damn, Sword.
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Rolled 9, 13, 11, 2 = 35 (4d20)

>>3170503
BLAZE IT
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>>3170506
>>3170510
>>3170511
Passed two of them! Writing...
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>>3170514
I failed Liam and my fellow Tuffle Anons!

Just like I failed Rainbow...
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>>3170475
Kato, what are Peppa's stats at right now?

We good on energy and health?

I just realized I've never asked for this before, huh.
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>>3170548
She refused to tell us in the past, IIRC.
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>>3170475
https://youtu.be/SQCL0odju7M

You take a defensive stance as you see Vegeta start to get up. You’re not going to let dad get the upper hand, and you want to make sure Vegeta takes a majority of the damage. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Goku blasts towards you, and before you can dodge you realize he’s outsped you and is right behind you, kicking you in the back and then blasting you as you’re pushed forward. He chases after you, yelling out, “Come on Peppa! You’ll never be Champion if you don’t take this seriously! You want to settle for third place?!”

“HECK NO I WON’T!” you yell back, guarding against his blows as he increases the pressure. While he’s got a power advantage right now, you can feel him start to lose strength. He’s still taken quite a beating from before. He feints a kick that gets you to block wrong, hitting you with a chop and letting out an explosive wave that sends you flying towards Vegeta. Dad follows you, ready to land a devastating punch.

And right into your trap. You teleport behind Vegeta at the last moment and let the massive monkey take the blow. Vegeta swats back at Goku, knocking him away. “You’re not going to be able to keep this up for long, Kakarot! You and your brat of a daughter are running on fumes! And I’m able to take MUCH more than either of you!”

“Is that a fact?” you question, appearing in front of Vegeta’s face. He tries to headbutt you, but you let out a Wind-boosted Kiai that hits his eyes again as you get some distance. Vegeta follows, and you have trouble dodging his blows as you realize that for as much bulk as he has, he’s still fairly quick. You fly away, dad following, until you reach the false moon Vegeta made. Vegeta fires off a mouth beam at the two of you, both of you dodging, as you take hold of the massive white sphere. You prepare to fling it towards Goku, but...

“GEIST MAGNUM!” he calls out, stopping you before you can fling it at him, and successfully destroying the sphere. Welp, so much for that plan. Dad finally opens his eyes, smirking.

(cont.)
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>>3170568
But even without that part of the plan, your other plan’s still in motion. Vegeta’s energy surges around him. “Perfect! I can take the both of you out in one blow!” He pulls his hands back, like he’s about to fire one of his Galick Guns... except this one is a little different. The sides of his palms touch one another instead of him putting one behind the other. Vegeta laughs. “You know, I actually should thank you for this one, Peppa!”

Oh you don’t like this. “Thank me for what?”

“That little technique of yours has some advantages over normal beams. You, however, need your Magic to apply its effect. I’ve learned how to do so without that!” The beam starts to charge, spheres of purple energy building up in both of his palms. “LET’S SEE YOU SURVIVE THIS ONE!”

Goku powers up as much as he can as he realizes that even a grazing blow from that could put the audience at risk. He pulls his hands back. “You’re asking for this, Vegeta! HYPER!”

“FALL! HELIX...!”

“KAMEHAMEHAAAAA!” Dad thrusts his hands forward, blasting down a very focused beam at Vegeta.

“GALICK GUN!” the giant monkey roars back at him, a spiraling beam of energy clashing with Goku’s attack.

Dad’s getting pushed back. He’s starting to lose his hold on Super Saiyan 3. Vegeta... still really does have some substantial reserves left. Letting him take out dad could help a lot, but he’d still be able to fight fairly well. But if you help dad, you can do some real damage to Vegeta with a combined attack...

>A. Attack Vegeta directly! Warp Rasen Kamehameha!
>B. Let Vegeta and dad exhaust each other, take a moment to charge up your Ki
>C. Combine attack with dad! Father-daughter Kamehameha!
>D. Fire a blast at dad! Make sure he ends up out of the ring!
>E. Something else?

>>3170548
At a bit above half health and Ki, and 2/3 Stamina.
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>>3170569
>C.
Rasen Kamehameha to go with Goku's attack.
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>>3170569
>C. Combine attack with dad! Father-daughter Kamehameha!
Grab onto Goku with our tail, onto his tail so we instant transmission Rasen Kamehameha

Then we throw Goku out of the ring.

Or atleast away from us so he can't kick us out, hehe.
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>>3170569
>B. Let Vegeta and dad exhaust each other, take a moment to charge up your Ki
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>>3170585
>Grab onto Goku with our tail, onto his tail so we instant transmission Rasen Kamehameha
>Then we throw Goku out of the ring.
I don't see that going well, Goku is massively taller than us, so he can get a better hold on us. Also, he will have time to reorient himself in the IT Zone.
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>>3170589
Okay dokay, Father-daughter kamehameha then we IT away as soon as things go south.
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>late again
AHHHHHHHHH
>>3170569
>C
Bet first, dad second
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KATO, KATO, KATO, ARE ANY FANS WATCHING THIS FROM DOG-HOLES?
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Rolled 2, 5, 14 = 21 (3d20)

Okay! Roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 14 for both!
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Rolled 12, 2 = 14 (2d20)

>>3170607
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Rolled 9, 2 = 11 (2d20)

>>3170607
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Rolled 12, 12 = 24 (2d20)

>>3170607
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Rolled 10, 3 = 13 (2d20)

>>3170607
But can Vegeta the Fourth use a Galick Gun, ONE HANDED!?
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>>3170608
>>3170613
>>3170615
Well, no 1s. Writing...
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>>3170569
You fly next to dad. “RASEN...!”

“OH NO YOU DON’T!” Vegeta roars out, firing off a mouth beam before you can combine yout attack with Goku’s, hitting you solidly and knocking you away. You crash to the ground hard, panting out loudly as you try to stand back up.

But, this was just the distraction dad needed to finally push Vegeta’s attack. “HHHAAAAAAAAA!” he roars, pumping most of his reserves of energy into the attack. It overwhelms Vegeta’s blast and blasts down around the Saiyan, a titanic explosion following that tears apart more of the remaining city landscape.

Dad promptly crashes to the ground a short distance away from you. You notice his power’s fading. That might be the last real attack he could pull off in Super Saiyan 3. What’s more... Vegeta’s definitely damaged, but he’s not out yet. Though even his massive power seems to be draining away. He holds one of his massive arms, Goku’s attack clearly stunning it. “Haa... haa... nice... nice try, Kakarot... but I’m more than capable of going on after that. You... you’re no match for me!”

“H-heh heh... man, you really have put yourself through a lot, Vegeta. Your training must have been something else...”

https://youtu.be/6NC1FVgvSwg

“I trained as a SAIYAN should. You and your brat daughter could never hope to match what the warrior race’s rightful ruler, the mightiest of the Saiyans, can do. Your form is impressive, yes... but it’s not enough. You’re still soft! SOFT! This Tuffle influence is only holding you back!”

“Oh would you shut up...” you groan out, finally standing. Agh, legs, come on, work now. Need to work. Need a moment to recover...

“No, YOU keep your mouth shut when your betters are speaking you arrogant little twerp!” Vegeta growls out. “You stand as the prime example of what I’m talking about! Look at you! Arrogant and self-righteous! You stand between two worlds that are in opposition, prancing between them like some noisy little animal, acting like you deserve a pat on the back for just existing! Your very blood is in conflict, and whenever you see what a TRUE Saiyan is like, you lash out against it because you can’t handle the truth!” Vegeta lets go of his arm and points down at you. “You’re a hypocrite! A contradiction! And that’s all you will EVER amount to!”

>A. Oh will you SHUT UP?! Are we fighting or are we going to sit here whining?
>B. You know... I think I get it. You hate me because you see some of your “worst” traits in me. And you know what, maybe I see some of the worst of mine in you
>C. You just don’t get it, do you Vegeta? Saiyan? Tuffle? I’m both, but most importantly I’m an EARTHLING, and that’s the real difference between us. That’s why I’m going to stand as Champion!
>D. Time to end this! Super Saiyan 3!
>E. Something else?
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>>3170704
>E. I dunno man, Tuffles just seem to be short and stout enough to survive ten times gravity.
>E. Charge up a kamehemeha, keep ITing out of the way until you have a great deal of energy.
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>>3170704
>E. I know you are but what am I?
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>>3170704
>A. Oh will you SHUT UP?! Are we fighting or are we going to sit here whining?
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>Arrogant and self-righteous!
fits our monkey prince
>You stand between two worlds that are in opposition, prancing between them
prancing between PTO and Earth life
>like some noisy little animal, acting like you deserve a pat on the back for just existing!
uh huh, talk more Mr. Ape
>Your very blood is in conflict,
troubles with his family and a new life
>and whenever you see what a TRUE Saiyan is like, you lash out against it because you can’t handle the truth!
doesn't like new saiyans not going through what he did, just doesn't like change
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>>3170704
>B, C, E.
"You know what? You have some fair points. I am a little harsher towards you. Maybe more than I need to be. Because you know what? Your behavior does piss me off. Especially your antagonism towards my mom, after every chance she gave you to turn things around for the better. But that's no excuse for antagonizing you. I guess we both see some of the worst in each other. So... I'm sorry for yelling and swearing at you. But I'm not going to deny what I am. I'm a Saiyan, a Tuffle, but most importantly I'm an Earthling. I wouldn't exist if it weren't for this planet. I don't deserve a "pat on the back" for existing. I want to earn it. So I'm here to prove what an EARTHLING can do!"

Then

>D.
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>>3170704
>E. "I could say the same about you. You cling to an old world, but can't accept Earth. I used to fear you but now I'm just trying to understand you. We learned everything about Saiyan Elites from you after all. I'm gong to make sure Baozi gets that chance too. I am Saiyan and Tuffle but my soul shouts champion of Earth!"

>SSJ 3 + Limit Breaker mode.
>Warp Cyclone
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>>3170704
>>3170753
Sprinkle some fists in that speech, that's how these things go.

>>3170763
Heh, that's so cheesy, I like it.
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Can we IT into Vegeta's mouth-hole?
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Rolled 2, 6, 15 = 23 (3d20)

Interesting. Okay, roll me 3d20, best of three! DC is 11 for all!
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Rolled 12, 6, 19 = 37 (3d20)

>>3170772
AAAAHHHH
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Rolled 3, 18, 16 = 37 (3d20)

>>3170772
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Rolled 12, 1, 15 = 28 (3d20)

>>3170772
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>>3170784
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>>3170780
>>3170784
Passed all of them! Writing...
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>>3170789
Make sure to tell him he's not dealing with your average Saiyan Warrior anymore.
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>>3170803
No memes, people don't like it.
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>>3170753
On the other hand, would Peppa, a teenager, be self aware enough to admit fault to the man who stomped on her mother's head, an act she witnessed at a young age?
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>>3170825
Oh wait, it was just a stomp on her torso, ribcage, stomach, kidneys, etc...
https://youtu.be/3lOs6gBILS0
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Kato, which leg did Vegeta break and get healed?

Was it the same one that he did the beatings with...

>>3170825
>>3170829
?
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Eh, if the speeches are from too mature or detached a viewpoint, maybe we shouldn't do those parts?
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>>3170704
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB0QCHxzl1s

You glare down at him, your power starting to rise. “All right.”

“All right? What do you mean ‘all right’?!” Vegeta roars back at you.

The ground shakes as you reach deeper inside you, letting your power build. “Your points are fair. I get pretty mad at you whenever you act out like that. Maybe- ...no, definitely more than I should. I’ll admit that it pisses me off seeing how antagonistically you act towards my mom. But that doesn’t give me the right to behave the way I do towards you. So... I’m sorry. I’m sorry for yelling and swearing and snapping at you.”

Vegeta looks to you curiously. “What, do you think THAT is all it takes? Oh good, you’re SORRY. Listen to yourself! My point still stands, you’re a contradiction, a hypocrite!” Goku flies up towards him, using the last bits of his strength to engage with Vegeta, the two Saiyans clashing as you keep powering up. He’s able to land one final solid blow before he drops out of Super Saiyan 3, dropping to the ground like a rock as he knocks Vegeta through a building.

Finally you finish transforming to Super Saiyan 3, tearing the ground up under you... and then, you power up just a little further, catching dad’s attention as he lays prone on the ground. “Maybe I could say the same about you.”

“What did you just say?!” Vegeta roars out, lunging forward. You fly up and stop his massive fist, your golden, sparking aura taking on a slightly orange-ish tint, as if it were flaring around you.

“You heard me loud and clear. We infuriate each other because we both know deep down, we can see the worst of ourselves in one another!” You flip up and run across his arm, kicking Vegeta in the face hard enough to send him down. “All of that speech of yours, you know it can apply right back to you!”

“SHUT UP!” Vegeta yells, swiping in your direction.

You teleport to him and strike him in the gut, then start barraging him with teleporting strikes. “You cling to an old world and can’t accept Earth for what it really is! You look at it only as a way to get stronger! It’s more than that!” Tail strikes to his jaw, kicks to his ribs, emphasizing every bit physically as you give him your retort. “I used to fear you! I used to hate what you were! But now, I just want to understand why you shoving people away when they genuinely try to help you! When you have a wonderful kid whose mother still cares about you!”

“SHUT UUUUP!” Vegeta lets out an explosive wave that knocks you away from him and lunges at you, punching you through a building. But you’re able to stop his fist. That hurt. But it’s not keeping you down.

(cont.)
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>>3171016
“I want to make sure Baozi gets his chance to actually spend time with his dad, Vegeta!” Your fist rockets into Vegeta’s face, and to follow up you teleport around him and grab him by his tail, picking him up and flinging him down. Finally you bring your hands together, charging one last attack. “And as much as you might hate it, I won’t deny what I am! I don’t deny either side of my heritage! Saiyan, Tuffle, I’m both! But most importantly of all, I’m an Earthling! I don’t want a ‘pat on the back’ for existing, I want to make my home proud! That’s what I’m in this for! My soul shouts for me to stand as Earth’s Champion!”

“FINE! THEN YOU CAN SHOW JUST HOW FRAIL THAT UPBRINGING IS, ‘CHAMPION!’” He brings his hands back. “HELIX GALICK GUN!”

“RASEN! KAMEHAMEHAAAA!”

The beams clash, but it’s clear that both of you are about to run out. With the last of your strength, you give one final push... and your attack overwhelms Vegeta. He’s blasted right out of the ring and into the ocean. You... you did it...

“V-VEGETA IS COMPLETELY OUT OF BOUNDS! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FINISH!” Ken calls out.

Huh... funny, you can barely hear him... or the cheering of the crowds. Woah were you always this dizzy? Haha... w-where’s dad? He... he’s still prone on the ground. Wait why is the ground getting closer-

THUNK.

You fall to the ground face-first. Ow. Ow you’re out of energy. Oww EVERYTHING hurts...

“G-Goku and Peppa are still in this, but both look like they’re unable to stand! We’ll start the count! One... two... three...!”

>Roll me 1d20, best of three! DC is 10!
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Hell yeah!
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You passed!
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Too late to roll, but GET UP PEPPA!
Kato I'm crying that's not fair.
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Cocoa's cheering for Peppa, she can't lose.
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“Four...!”

Get up.

“Five...!”

You made it this far.

“SIX...!”

Stand and face them all.

“SEVEN...!”

As... Champion.

“W-wait, folks, do my eyes decieve me?! SHE’S UP! SON PEPPA STANDS! But... Goku is still down! EIGHT...!”

Your mind is hazy. Clouded. But... you’re able to stand. Everything still feels like it’s spinning. Where... where’s dad?

“NINE...!”

Your eyes finally find him... still laying prone on the ground. Prone... but smiling. Weakly he turns his head and in a pained voice, calls out to you, “C-congrats... Champ.”

“TEN!”

You smile back, and in an equally weak voice, tell him, “Thanks dad.”

“SON PEPPA HAS DONE IT! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OUR JUNIOR CHAMP IS JUNIOR NO MORE! THE STRONGEST UNDER THE HEAVENS! SON PEPPA IS THE NEW WORLD MARTIAL ARTS CHAAAMPIIIOOOON!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhScFOYNEoM

“PEPPA! PEPPA! PEPPA!” the crowds chant and cheer in celebration. You merely thrust your fist into the air in reply. You’ve really done it.

Mom is the first to fly down and hug you, followed by Chuu Lee. You see dad helped up by 19, the two of them with proud smiles on their faces. Raditz hands dad a Senzu Bean, and mom gives you one too. Your mother hugs you as tight as she can. “So proud of you. My little Champion.”

“Well, you know what this means.” Goku calls out. Chuu Lee laughs as you tilt your head, a little confused... then mom picks you up and places you on her shoulders. Chuu Lee does the same for Maple, and Goku finally picks her up.

“W-wha!~” You call out, wobbling on top.

“THREE CHEERS FOR THE CHAMPION!” they yell out.

“G-guuyyysss!”

Once things settle, and you’re cleaned up a bit, King Furry, the King of the Galaxy, Lord Kuriza, Prince Tarble, and even the Supreme Kai all gather around a platform overlooking the crowds. Mr. Cash and his son... who you notice seems to giving you an awkward smile, walk forward with Ken. The Announcer holds out the Champion belt. “Son Peppa, after battling through some of the best fighters on not just Earth, but among the whole cosmos, it brings me great pride to present you with the title of... ‘Strongest Under the Heavens.’ Congratulations, World Champion.”

>A. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my friends and family
>B. I do mean what I said to Vegeta. I did this because above all, I’m an Earthling, and I’m proud to be this planet’s Champion. Thank you, everyone!
>C. ...Check the crowds for Gohan. Just to make sure
>D. Something else?

If y’all have any write-ins you’d like to add, please, feel free.
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>>3171134
>B. I do mean what I said to Vegeta. I did this because above all, I’m an Earthling, and I’m proud to be this planet’s Champion. Thank you, everyone!
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>>3171134
"Someone should go get Vegeta out of the water before he drowns..."

>A. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my friends and family
>B. I do mean what I said to Vegeta. I did this because above all, I’m an Earthling, and I’m proud to be this planet’s Champion. Thank you, everyone!
>C. ...Check the crowds for Gohan. Just to make sure
>D. Something else?
"I look forward to the next tournament and hope to see you all there and more, - interruption free!"
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>>3171134
>Champion totem
You're the best, Kato.
>B.
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>>3171134
>D. Oh no, sir. We prefer doing things our own way.
>Run off into Sunset.
jk
>B. I do mean what I said to Vegeta. I did this because above all, I’m an Earthling, and I’m proud to be this planet’s Champion. Thank you, everyone!
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>>3171134
>D. I'll be honest Ken, this almost doesn't feel real, but everybody put on a heck of a show, didn't we? Family, friends, rivals, enemies, and even strangers, we all came together and helped to make this an amazing event. And a special thanks to Mr. Cash for making all this possible. I hope everyone watching all across the galaxy is enjoying this moment as much as I am!
>C.
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>>3171187
Also this too
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>>3171187
This
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https://youtu.be/DTXFknz4J88
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You smile humbly. “I’ll... I’ll be honest, Ken. This almost doesn’t feel real. But... it is. And I happy, not just for myself, but for everyone else who entered. We all gave one heck of a show, huh? Family and friends, rivals and foes, even complete strangers, we all came together to test ourselves, and we all made this an amazing event.” You give a bow. “And I’d like to thank Mr. Cash and his family for sponsoring this and making this all possible. I hope everyone watching across the cosmos enjoyed themselves. Thank you all.” As you take the Champion belt, you then turn to face tha audience. “But also, I meant what I said to Vegeta. I did this because above all else, I’m an Earthling, and I’m proud to be this planet’s Champion. Thank you, everyone!”

An uproarious cheer comes from the crowds, hundreds, maybe thousands of people chanting and cheering your name. There’s Erasa and Sharpner, with a few of your classmates at school. You again see Lime and her grandfather, both of them cheering for you. A smile and slight blush appears on your face as you see Cocoa waving her banner wildly for you. And...

You don’t see your brother anywhere. You don’t sense him anywhere nearby either. But you do manage to hear something telepathically. ‘Congrats, sis.’

Seems... he’s way on the other side of the planet. But at the very least, you know he’s okay. ‘Thanks, bro. See you at home?’

‘Trying to do something at the moment. But I’ll see you again soon.’

‘Stay safe.’ You bring the belt down, then, taking the mic one more time, tell everyone, “I look forward to the next tournament, and hope to see you all there! ...Interruption free, of course.”

Mr. Cash next brings out an oversized check. “And of course, the prize money for our Champion. One hundred million Zenni. You’ve earned it.” Monty makes a soft coughing noise to catch his father’s attention. “Ah, and if you would like, we can arrange a feast for everyone who helped stop those dreadful villains earlier. It is the least we can do to thank you all for saving our lives.”

Raditz and dad both look like they’re about to start drooling. Mom giggles softly, then looks to you. “Well? Want a meal fit for a Champion?”

>A. Heck yeah! I’m starving!
>B. Before we do, I think we should at least offer it to Gohan
>C. Can... um, can Lime and Cocoa’s families come with?
>D. Something else?
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>>3171303
>>B. Before we do, I think we should at least offer it to Gohan
>>C. Can... um, can Lime and Cocoa’s families come with?
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>>3171303
>A. Heck yeah! I’m starving!
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>>3171303
>A
Let Gohan be Gohan for a little while.
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>>3171303
>A & C.
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>>3171321
This

I'm sure mom will say something to him anyway.
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>>3171303
>A. Heck yeah! I’m starving!
>C. Can... um, can Lime and Cocoa’s families come with?
>D. Something else?
"Power Pole EXTEND!"
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>>3171348
Only suggesting that, because - as far as I know we never got it back.
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>>3171303
>A. Heck yeah! I’m starving!
>Eh, you'll get leftovers for Gohan.
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Actually, can we save him a plate? He did part of the whole saving the world thing after all.
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>>3171366
One plate isn't much for a saiyan, but it's mostly symbolic anyway.
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>>3171348
fuck I forgot about power pole
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>>3171348
>>3171351
>>3171404
Peppa picked up after the Heran battle.

>>3171303
“Ahh, I am starving! Oh, but, um... before we do...” You lower your head sheepishly, smiling. “Would it be possible to invite Lime and Cocoa’s families too?”

Mom laughs. “Of course, sweetie.” She then seems to look off into the distance for a bit. Hmm... you think you know why.

“Then it’s settled! We’ll have it ready shortly, right down at the bottom of this tower...”

Once that’s settled, and everyone’s brought down, you all head off to the underwater restaurant. Cocoa looks around in amazement once the elevator door opens. “Wow! It’s so pretty!”

“Little... different seeing sharks swimming around during dinner. Certainly fancy.” her father comments, his wife chuckling.

“Looks expensive.” Lime states, walking rather casually into it. “Wonder where they get all this stuff...”

Dad and Raditz almost immediately bolt to the buffet, Vegeta... walking slower, staying near Baozi. His mind is a swirl of emotions at this point, and probably would be best to just let him be. You do notice, though, Shao holding his hand as they walk. You smile, then walk with Cocoa and Lime. “So girls, what looks most appetizing? That bombus steak is pretty good.”

“What even is a ‘bombus’ anyway?” Lime questions, watching as Goku piles a few onto his plate, Maple taking one herself.

“It’s a creature native to planet Monmaasu.” Jeice tells the two of you. “Rather large critters, big as an average person. Used for their meat and their honey.”

Cocoa blinks. “...Honey? This is... bee steak?”

“Huh. Well what do you know. Still really good! Tryyy iiiitt.” You take a plate and put one on it.

“I can vouch for it.” mom adds in. “And hey, Jeice? Ginyus, guys? Can we talk for a bit?”

“Hm? Ah, sure Maple. Something wrong?”

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She just nods her head in the direction of Kuriza, the five aliens following her. With your plate filled up, Lime and Cocoa agreeing to try the bombus steak along with a few other things, Lime being the more adventurous type while Cocoa sticks to some more familiar foods, the three of you spot Izumi sitting with Videl and Pantea... and Monty, who actually waves to you. The three of you sit by them, and once you place your plate down Videl pulls you close to her and into a headlock, giving you a friendly noogie. “There’s the little Champion! Congrats, Peppa!”

“Heeeey! Come on, lemme get a few bites in before this!” you call out, giggling.

“I must admit, you surpassed even my wildest expectations.” Monty tells you with a friendly smile. “You deserve that title.”

“Don’t let it go to her head, people.” Izumi teases.

“You did look really cool out there.” Cocoa states.

Once Videl lets go of you, Monty asks, “So... what are you going to do with all that money?”

>A. Only keeping a quarter of it at most. The rest I’m going to be using to help some places like the village that had the Dragon Ball in it
>B. Thaaat’s a secret~!
>C. Well I did want to spend some of it on my friends. You guys did help me get this fat, after all
>D. Something else?

Feel free to add in any questions or comments y’all might have.
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>>3171436
far, not fat
damn it
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>>3171436
>A. Only keeping a quarter of it at most. The rest I’m going to be using to help some places like the village that had the Dragon Ball in it
"It's a charity I'm starting for villages cut off from the major civilization."
>C. Well I did want to spend some of it on my friends. You guys did help me get this far, after all.
Let's go the mall, everybody!

I guess keep the rest for impulse buys? Can't be much after that.
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>>3171436
>>B. Thaaat’s a secret~!
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>>3171440
Peppa's already living the BIG LIFE huh?
>>3171436
>A
>D. As for the rest, I don't know. Apparently the winner bought a meal, but it looks like you have taken care of that too.
Ask about the spread too. Is the Cash family striving to become an intergalactic business, or are they just shipping it in for the tournament?
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>You guys did help me get this fat, after all
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>>3171436
>A & C.
>D.
Ask Line if she's up to anything. See what Videl and Pantea are going to be doing. Ask Monty if there were any fights he really enjoyed. Ask Cocoa if she's doing anything later.
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>>3171436
Can we ask Shin what Buu looked like.

We never got to see him unless he showed Maple telepathically.

Making the Buula connection and relaying that to Shin could ease his mind about Majins.
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Does Shin get triggered by Majins?
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Y'know, our family and friends didn't do that much for us in this tournament.
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>>3171619
A lot of them were opponents, mind you. The rest supported us long term as well.
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>>3171626
Jeice's Crusher Ball is always useful, I'll admit.
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>>3171630
Yamcha should learn that.

Those two should really talk baseball.
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>>3171633
Maybe they have?
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>>3171619
But they made the tournament exciting.
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>>3171638
Yeah, they made another tournament more likely. Hope the next one is a Tag thing. Maybe 3v3?
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>>3171641
Team tournaments!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur_mV3-TYUg

“I’m only really keeping a quarter of it at most, actually.” you tell Monty. “I want to give the rest to help some poorer villages. There was one I’d encountered a while back, they were mostly cut off from civilization, struck with crop failure, and... started listening to a mad priest to appease a large dinosaur. I don’t... I want to do what I can to keep that from happening as best I can. Maybe I could get Bulma to set up some kind of charity. Something that can help in the long term, you know?”

Monty’s genuinely surprised by your response. “You’d... really give away 75 million Zenni like that?”

“About that much, yeah. The rest? I... kinda wanna just keep around for some spending money, maybe get some stuff for my friends. It should be more than enough for that. Maybe a couple mall trips.” You take a bite of the bombus steak, but then point your fork around critically. “But don’t you guys start asking for anything crazy. No yachts. No impulse buys.”

The girls giggle, Lime giving you a cheeky smirk. “You suuuuure you don’t wanna spend some more on us?~”

You roll your eyes. “I’m sure I can help you with whatever stuff you’re going to try to stock in your grandpa’s store. Actually, what will you be doing after this, Lime?”

“Kinda want to take a trip to space during summer break, actually. Or maybe explore a few of the ruins of ancient Nemuria. Bet there’s some antiques out there worth a pretty penny~”

“Sure you would, Indiana Lime.” Cocoa sticks her tongue out at the older girl.

“Or would it be more a ‘Lima Croft?’” Pantea asks her jokingly.

“Hah. Well what about you Pantea? Or you, Videl? You two are gonna have to work extra hard to be able to claim the title from me~” You take another bite of your steak. Mmm~ juicy and just a little sweet.

“The mystery of Giru is still on my mind. Wish we could figure out something more about him. Plus I want to work on Robo some more. Though mom did tell me she had a fun new idea pop in her head.” The purple-haired girl sighs. “...In the tone I usually expect from an even more mad scientist than her.”

“I’m getting back to training. I’m not gonna let up any time soon. Maybe see if I can get dad to take this a bit more seriously too. Say, you up for some training some time, Peppa? Could help us shore up our weaknesses.” she asks cheerfully.

“That’d be fun. Sure.”

Monty tilts his head. “You just got done with this exhausting tournament and you’re already thinking on doing more training?”

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Giving Monty an affirming nod, you tell him, “I mean, not immediately, but yeah! Need to keep things up if I want to win the next Tournament! Plus, well... it’s just fun, you know. Actually were there any fights you enjoyed out of all of them?”

“Um... I-I, well...” You notice his cheeks redden slightly.

You raise your hands. “Hey, if not don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you.”

“W-well no, but... yes, I... did think your fight against Videl was rather exciting, Peppa. And your fight, Izumi, it was really creative and... kinda funny at times. Especially when you and 19 were fighting that alien.” He sinks into his seat shyly. “Y-you did look really cool, Peppa.”

That causes a few eyebrows to raise, Izumi grinning deviously. You don’t really care though, and decide to change the subject. “Thanks! Say, you own a planet and everything, but what about the rest of your family? Are they going into business with Kuriza or something, or like, what’s your family planning on?”

“My father’s diversifying his assets, actually. He plans on helping Earth’s space programs get off the ground, eheh. I think he might be working with Capsule Corp. on that, actually...”

“My grandpa’s really the one who’s focused on that. Mom still helps him, but she’s got dozens of different projects she’s working on, especially some stuff looking into energy.” Pantea comments. The two of them start to converse, Lime joining in as they talk business.

You then turn to Cocoa and ask her, “Are you up to anything later? Or just gonna head home and sleep off all the craziness you’ve been involved in?”

“Too much excitement for me to sleep all that easily. Just saw my best friend get titled World Champion. Figure I might as well stick around for that. Maybe keep her from getting too full of herself.” She sticks her tongue out at you.

“Yeah well... your banner was super cute.” you tell her with a sweet smile. “Did kinda help me out there in the end.”

Cocoa blushes a little, then laughs. “Thanks Peppa. So... yeah. If it’s okay with you, I’d like to hang out a bit.”

Out of the corner of your eye, you see that Shin guy and Kibito talking with mom some more. Telepathically, you ask her, ‘Ghost Pepper to Momma Bird. They still on that Majin Buu thing?’

‘Momma Bird here, affirmative. While he’s still sealed, we’re trying to figure out a way to keep him that way.’

‘What’s it look like anyway? Over.’

‘...They gave me a rough description, but... lemme check. Over.’

You look back to Cocoa. Spend some time with her today, huh?

>A. Just the two of us would be fun, if you’d be up for that
>B. Mall trip it is! How about it, girls?
>C. Say, how’s the practice for your play going?
>D. Something else?
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>>3171689
>A & C.
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>>3171689
>get told you're the hypest thing ever
>deflect to a topic that interests half the table
Are we sure Peppa's name isn't Peanut Butter? Because that was smooth.

>C. Say, how’s the practice for your play going?
Avoid further suspicion.
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>>3171689
I wonder what the look on Idasa's face is right now that we kept our bet and we invited him to the after party too!

>A. Just the two of us would be fun, if you’d be up for that

>C. Say, how’s the practice for your play going?
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>>3171689
>>A. Just the two of us would be fun, if you’d be up for that
>>C. Say, how’s the practice for your play going?
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>>3171689
"Thank you Cocoa. Without you, I would've never learned how to hide my ki if you hadn't learned how to use the ninja's ki trick. I'm just sorry it had to happen the way it did. I don't regret teaching you how to sense ki though, or learning acting."
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Supporting.
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https://youtu.be/Qz-OOweIo-Q

“Just the two of us would be pretty fun, if you’d be up for that.” you tell her innocently.

Cocoa nods. “Sure! You got an idea on what?”

“There’s still a whole festival going on. Bound to be some fun stuff there. Plus it’d be nice to see some new sights, you know?”

“You’re not saying that because you want more food, are you?” Cocoa pokes your bare tummy, causing you to giggle.

“H-heey~! I’m serious.” Well, guess that’s one reason downside to the midriff outfit. That and the sword that narrowly missed you. Wonder if Piccolo still has that. “So, really, you up for it?”

She nods. “Ah sure. Just keep me away from the junk food, not everyone has a metabolism like you, monkey girl.”

“Yeah yeah, watching your figure for your play still? Say, how is practice going for that? Well still, no snags?”

She sits back a little. “Yeah. Director’s been working us all overtime, but it’s really getting us to cooperate. Plus lots of the crew say they’re happy with my performance, but I still think I could do better.”

“Always the perfectionist.” you reply with a giggle.

“You... think you can still make it?” Cocoa asks shyly.

In a cheery tone, you affirm, “Wouldn’t miss it~! Videl did tell you the next World Champ would be attending, and I intend to keep that promise.”

“Thanks, Peppa. Means a lot.”

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“Oh make out already.” Izzy teases, causing Cocoa to pout at her. “What? The two of you were talking like there was no one else around. You’d need a room if this kept up. Hohohoho~”

As she laughs, you notice Cocoa about to fling a pea at her. You shake your head, Cocoa backing down. Mostly because she knows a food fight is not a battle she could win, even if she started it. But the both of you know better. Dad might appreciate it though. His two favorite things in the world after family. Looking around you see him and Raditz engaged in an eating contest almost, a few of the other guys, and Launch, around them chanting “GO! GO! GO!” while Suno and Chi-chi shake their heads.

You then spot that blonde kid, Idassa, with a younger boy and a large, round woman who seems to be his mother. Huh, neat, they made it too. He sees you glance in his direction, giving an awkward double thumb’s up... aaaand then his mother grumpily pulls him away. The younger boy just follows with a chunk of meat in his mouth hanging over a plate. Baozi and Daikon look like they’re having fun too, at least. Your attention turns to Lao... and you recall something.

Turning your head back to Cocoa, you smile wide. “You know, I don’t think I ever properly thanked you for it... so thanks, for helping me learn that Ki hiding trick. Do wish it happened under... you know, better, less ninja-y circumstances, but I think I owe a lot to learning that trick from you. That and learning some acting is pretty fun.”

She winks at you. “Well... you did save me, and teach me how to sense Ki and everything. So think we’re even on that.”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #8... Paused.
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~4:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?
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>>3171802
Good, good run.
You did have me legit bawling when Peppa and Vegeta had their shouting match. Peppa's such a great kid.
Curious to see how this arc will wrap up, and where we go next. So many choices!
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>>3171802
Definitely had fun, Kato! Thanks for running! Was a thrilling conclusion to the Tournament, edge of my seat at the end there. Looking forward to Peppa's first date~
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>>3171802

A wonderful session!

I had a lot of fun, and the dice agreed with me today for the most part.

I think its time Vegeta's visit on Earth has him meet the legendary Super Saiyan to show him what a true Saiyan is. Yazai/Yamoshi!

I'm glad we got Peppa to champ.

So far Izzy feels the most well rounded, Peppa's got some stuff to learn (like how Vegeta did that Helix move so she add magic too it) but deserves some 'off' time to focus on resting and socializing.

While Gohan seems to have the most to learn from all of this. I think he just needs to find himself, and discovering his own path in life and finding his way.

Maybe a new master, or perhaps a change of perspective?

Perhaps a red lightsaber, or a sharingan if he continues down the path of the dark side!
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>>3171829
>Perhaps a red lightsaber,
Laaasaser swoooord
Press F to pay respects to Arctus
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>>3171802
>you notice Cocoa about to fling a pea at her. You shake your head, Cocoa backing down. Mostly because she knows a food fight is not a battle she could win
Her forehead exposed!
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>>3171802
What would have happened if neither us nor goku could stand back up at the end, there?
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>>3172035
First one to stand wins.
https://youtu.be/5gWz46t50rU
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So I have to wonder, Kato, how does Goku's Hyper Kamehameha thing work? Is it like Freeza's beams or something else?
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>>3171827
>>3171829
So glad to hear that y'all enjoyed this.

>I think its time Vegeta's visit on Earth has him meet the legendary Super Saiyan to show him what a true Saiyan is. Yazai/Yamoshi!
For sake of reference, I'll say that Yazai and Yamoshi are two different individuals. And that may be a good idea, but we'll see how that goes down.

We may get back to Gohan tomorrow or Monday, depending on how y'all are feeling about it, or we could leave him be. We'll see.

>>3171843
Hahaha.

>>3172035
>>3172141
If both Goku and Peppa failed to stand by the 10 count, it would be another roll to determine if you could stand and declare yourself Champion first. If Goku managed to pass, the fight would continue, though with the both of you extremely exhausted and unable to really manage any flashier moves.

>>3172946
It's a more focused technique that he designed specifically for beam struggles, allowing him to hold off enemy beams with less strain, compared to normal beam attacks.

And okay, with all that said, we are back!

>>3171802
You look yourself over in the mirror. Okay Peppa. You look good, right? Yeah. All showered up, cleaned up, rested and recovered, you look fine. Aheh and hey why are you worrying? You’re just hanging out with her for a bit, right? You deserve something more relaxing, you just became Champion! Just spending a fun, chill evening with Cocoa. You’ve done this plenty of times before, just... hanging out with her.

...

Right?

...

M-maybe you could ask someone for some advice. You’ve got a good... 20 minutes before you’re supposed to meet her. Agh, no, calm down! Making a big deal out of this will just make everything worse. You sigh as you push away the silly little worries. You can handle yourself. Still... maybe you should ask for a little advice. Just a little.

>A. No, no, you’re fine. You’re not making a big deal out of this
>B. You... should ask mom for some advice, just in case
>C. Keli’s got more experience with this, see if she can help you
>D. Maybe... ask dad? Dad’ll give you a different point of view on this
>E. Something else?
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>>3173790
"Mom, Dad..what was your first date like?"

>B. You... should ask mom for some advice, just in case
>D. Maybe... ask dad? Dad’ll give you a different point of view on this
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>>3173790
Ah, that's cool. Neat way to go about that.

And I say...
>C.
Keli's more directly been in this situation. Would help to ask her.
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>>3173790
>E. You're good as you are, just put on some foundation to cover up the wrinkles under your eyes that pop up when you smile, >>3171802 they're not flattering.
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>>3173826
Actually a little bit of makeup wouldn't be too bad...
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SAFE
>>3173790
>A
Inherit your father's will, Peppa.
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Ooh, light makeup and some pearl earrings gotten from a quick clamming on this island's harbor?
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>>3173888
Ooh, don't forget the pearl scrunchie! Also a pearl necklace, that's something couples like, right?
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>>3173888
That'd look cute.

>>3173898
Probably be too much.
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>>3173888
>>3173898
Ask Lazuli?
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>>3173905
So pearl earrings and scrunchie, no necklace?
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>>3173920
Yeah. Look cute but don't go overboard.

>>3173906
Still think Keli would be the best bet. She'd know if Peppa's coming in too strong.
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>>3173943
Coming on, damn butterfingers
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>>3173947
Well, which is it? are we coming in, or coming on?
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>>3173951
Coming on. I think.
>and now Peppa is an indecisive mess
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Which movie should we go see?
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?year=2009&title_type=feature&
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>>3173991
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Japanese_films_of_2009

Has Evangelion 2.0 come out yet?
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Cocoa might appreciate something that's Oscar Gold material, but it's the Summer, and that means it's Blockbuster time.
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>>3173991
>>3174002
Okay, if we take all these, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_films_of_2009, and the current date, May 7th...

Would Cocoa be okay with animated or real? Is animated just real in this universe?
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>>3173790
https://youtu.be/0I12hvSsz2E

Okay! Okay! You’re good, you’re fine, you can handle this on your own! You’re the Champ, this is nothing to worry about! You turn around and are ready to march out the door! Come on, dad wouldn’t let this bother him! ...Right? W-well... how did mom and dad have their first... first d-d-d- ...Okay maybe you’re not ready. Uuggghhh. You... definitely could ask mom and dad how their first date went, but you do remember them talking a bit about it. Something about a really good sandwich. Monte Cristo? Yeah, that’s what it was called. Mom’s favorite sandwich...

So... a dinner date? Or... no, no no there was more to it than that. Mom was trying to find something they’d both enjoy... and, well, dad LOVES food. You like food too. But maybe it’d be better to try something she likes. Like... like a movie? A MOVIE! Perfect! You could take her to a movie! Something she’d like. Something the both of you would like? Agh, is that coming on too strong?

You grumble and groan lowly. Coming on too strong is something you should avoid at all costs. Keli’d probably be able to help you with this, she has tried to help you before. She could give you some advice, show you how to keep things a bit more subtle and not too forward. But... well, maybe she’s busy right now. You wouldn’t want to interrupt her if she’s doing something important, especially with all the Crane School stuff and with Melee and... agh, damn it Peppa, you’re just worrying yourself too much.

You look in the mirror again. You force a smile. Come on Peppa, what are you doing? Are you really going to get butterflies in your stomach over this? ...Might not hurt to look a little more presentable. Hmm... okay, not too strong. Just a bit of makeup... maybe some cute earrings. Taking a bit to be just a little more presentable, you try to calm your nerves. There. You’re not trying too hard, and you look a little more presentable. Not really as tomboyish as your norm, but not trying too hard.

Are you ready?

>A. You’re ready. Teleport to her
>B. ...Yeah asking mom and dad
>C. Agh, really should ask Keli for some advice...
>D. Something else?

Pick one.
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>>3174184
>C.
>D. Ask her with telepathy first.
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>>3174184
Peppa a cute.

>C & D.
Telepathically ask Keli if taking Cocoa to a movie is coming on too strong.
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>>3174184
>A.
>D. Remember that you got Cocoa abducted by ninjas last time. This encounter is bound to go better.
Peppa needs to calm down. Cocoa knows that we're weird, it's too late to pretend otherwise. Just, go be normal.
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Deep breath. Okay. Cocoa got kidnapped by ninja and she was able to hold her cool. Scared the heck out of her but she was able to keep her cool. Besides... she knows you’re a little weird. And that’s never pushed her away before. Calming down a bit. Still... it might be worth getting just a little advice. You lock on to where Keli is and telepathically ask her, ‘H-hey, um... it’s Peppa. Do you... have a little bit? I need your advice?’

‘P-Peppa? What’re you- ...wait, advice?’

‘Just, really quick. Won’t take up too much of your time. Please?’

‘...Okay, okay. What’s up?’

You gulp. ‘How do I... avoid coming on to strong?’

Keli’s quiet for a bit. That... doesn’t help with your nerves. But when she finally replies her tone sounds a good deal more kind, friendly. ‘Respect her boundaries. Do stuff she likes but don’t force yourself into trying to appease her. It’s fine to butter her up, but do so within reason. Make sure there’s a good back and forth, and if she’s giving any hints that she’s not interested, don’t keep pushing. And no, don’t write this down, that’ll only make you look worse.’

‘I wasn’t!’ You crumple up the paper. You didn’t write anything down. You... might have, but you didn’t. ‘Is... um, is a movie a little too strong?’

‘Try something you both will enjoy. No scary movies until you know she IS interested though.’

Okay! Okay, good, good. You can manage this. ‘Thank you, Keli.’

‘No problem, Champ. You gonna tell me the name of this lucky girl that caught your eye?’

You giggle. ‘How about I don’t mess this up first?’

‘Good luck.’

You take one more deep breath. You’re ready now. You tap two fingers to your forehead, and teleport to Cocoa, appearing outside her hotel. She gives you a friendly wave, then raises an eyebrow. “Trying to look a little fancier now that you’re the Champion?”

With a casual shrug, you tell her, “Hey, I thought I looked cute. Is that so wrong?”

She laughs. “Goof. Ready to be off?”

“Yeah. Still just wanna go through the festival?”

“So long as you don’t empty the vendors’ inventories.” She sticks her tongue out. “Why, got anything else you wanna do?”

>A. Festival first!
>B. Belly may not be full yet, so I make no promises. Nyeh~!
>C. Actually, was wondering about some movies...
>D. Something else?
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>>3174455
>B
RELAX
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>>3174455
>B.
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>>3174455
>B. Belly may not be full yet, so I make no promises. Nyeh~!
>D. Something else?
Anything special you wanna do?
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>>3174488
This, but make it sound casual
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>>3174455
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiWS8T6Xr4Q

“Belly may not be full yet, so I make no promises. Nyeh!~” You stick your tongue out, and the two of you giggle. “But really, anything special you might wanna do?”

“Ah, maybe. Let’s just have some fun for now.” Cocoa starts off, the two of you running towards the festival. You walk a bit more casually as you look at all the vendors and attractions set up. Lots more alien foods out now, some tasty ones too. You do notice, however, that you yourself are attracting a good deal of attention. A number of people, Earthling and alien alike, but definitely more Earthlings, asking for your autographs, some vendors even handing you out some foods for free.

Curiously not as much paparazzi as you might expect, but you do sense that some of your friends are nearby. Videl especially seems like she’s trying to hold them off. Gonna need to thank her for that later. You see a few games set up with some really cute prizes. The vendors try to keep a calm, smiling face, but you can tell that they’re just a little nervous as soon as you walk by.

Cocoa does show a little interest in some of the prizes. There’s a large, life-sized plush deer that she seems to like, but also a trio of smaller animals, a plush snake, pig, and otter, as one set. There’s also a feathery dinosaur plush, oh hey and a mole one that looks pretty cool. Huh... actually looks a little familiar. Ah, but there’s a beautiful flower brooch as one of the prizes too...

>A. Actually, encourage Cocoa to give it a try! She can do it!
>B. Get her one. No sense in bullying the poor folks
>C. All of them look so cute... clear ‘em out!
>D. Might not be bad to get one for yourself, actually
>E. Something else?
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>>3174660
>E. Getting your face painted would be a good disguise!
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>>3174660
>A. Actually, encourage Cocoa to give it a try! She can do it!
>B. Get her one. No sense in bullying the poor folks
>C. All of them look so cute... clear ‘em out!
>D. Might not be bad to get one for yourself, actually
>E. Something else?
Sacrifice the dino to Cocoa! So Peppa can make a bad memory into a good one!
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>>3174683
Oops, you can remove B, gonna stick with clearing'em out.

Then share all the others with people that Peppa and Cocoa don't wanna carry.
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>>3174660
>E. Dag, you always break these things and get kicked out.
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>>3174660
>A.
>D.
Get the mole. Get the moooole.

>>3174680
Supporting. Face painting is fun anyway.
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>>3174660
>>3174680
Or we could get a mask. Kitsune?
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>>3174660
>D
>A
I'm not dead set on Cocoa, but doing carnival games together is fun. We can always consider giving her a prize if we win one and she doesn't. Or maybe it's going to be the reverse?
WHAT KINDA GAME IS IT?
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>>3174701
face paint and a mask!
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Rolled 13, 20, 10 = 43 (3d20)

All righty. Roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 10.

>>3174728
>WHAT KINDA GAME IS IT?
Ring toss.
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>>3174736
mole face paint

ninja mask
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3174736
>20
Um. I think Cocoa just broke the stand.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3174736
Consarn it, we broke it again!
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3174736
damn, Cocoa is a ring-toss boss!
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>>3174741
...well my rolling streak had to end...
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Rolled 18, 6, 9 = 33 (3d20)

>>3174741
>>3174743
>>3174745
...Pffttahahahaha.

Okay, that's amusing me to no end. Y'all want another shot?
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>>3174760
Hrmmm
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>>3174760
I'll pass. This is what you get for being TOO TENSE Peppa.
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>>3174760
Eh. She can love with it. Pass.
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>>3174763
>>3174766
>>3174769
All righty. Writing...
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>>3174780
Oh boy.
I have a slight regret about Gohan not being able to witness this.
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>>3174766
We could go to the foot massager.
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You smile at Cocoa. “Hey, you know what? You should give it a try!”

She blushes a little, waving her arms in protest. “W-wha? Come on, I’m no good at these games...”

“Nonsense! Come on, give it a try! Find one you really like and go for it!” You thrust your fist into the air.

Cocoa rolls her eyes. “Fine, fine...” She takes the three rings, eyes focused on the pegs. Cocoa takes a deep breath, then tosses the first... and it lands perfectly! She’s surprised, looking back at you. You give her a thumb’s up. Cocoa tosses the second. Perfect again! More confident now, she readies for the third.... Perfect! The people around clap, Cocoa rubbing the back of her neck and smiling bashfully.

The game’s operator, a tall bird person, whistles softly. “In all my years... well, you won it, kid. Pick your prize.”

She looks over them, and decides on the packaged trio of plush animals. She picks them up, grinning at you. “That was... fun. Thanks, Peppa.”

“Aha, but it’s my turn~!” you inform her, marching to the stand. You decide you’ll be a little fancy, taking all three in one hand. Not even looking, you grin back at Cocoa as you give the rings a toss...!

And they go right through the fabric roof.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_asNhzXq72w

Your grin slowly fades as soon as you hear it. The operator glares at you. Apologetically you lower your head and give him some money to repair it, then, sulking, walk back to Cocoa... who’s barely able to contain her laughter. “P-Peppa what were you doing you dork? Hahahaha! What was that?”

“Was tryin’ t’ be cool...” you grumble in defeat. “Rasslefrassle... gotta be a trick with the rings. Bugged. Ninja did it.”

“Or maybe our little Champion is still fallible.” she tells you, her giggling dying down.

“Now I’ll never get that cool little mole...” You keep your head lowered, grumbling. Well, clearly, your nerves have gotten the better of you now. This is what you get for stressing out like that. You sigh loudly, ready to walk off... only when you lift your head up, Cocoa’s not in front of you anymore. Oh no, didn’t scare her off did you? Agh this is what Keli warned you about! You gotta find her and ap-!

(cont.)
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“Boop.” Something fuzzy pokes you in the cheek. You almost fall back, instead awkwardly sidestepping... and see that mole. In Cocoa’s hand. “Here.”

“...Y-you won it again?”

She giggles. “Noooot gonna push my luck any more, but hey. Something I’m definitely better than you at~”

Blushing, you take the plush mole and smile at her. “You’re spoiling me.”

“You looked too pathetic for me not to. But this is the only one you get tonight~” she teases.

You hug the little plush mole and keep walking with her. “Thanks.”

“Heehee. That was fun. Wanna try any more games?”

“Nnnnah. Not until I shoo away the bad luck gremlins.” You wave your arms in the air, holding your mole with your tail. “Shoo! Shoo! And no food after midnight!”

“You dork.”

Out of the corner of your eye you see a face-painting station. Eh... you do have makeup on already, but bah, why not? “How about that?”

“Hee, sure!~”

The both of you get your faces painted, you going for a mole look, while Cocoa decides to have her cheeks given red dots, and nose tip with a black one. She flashes up a V-sign after, and the two of you even find a matching pair of ninja masks. You’re finally feeling... really relaxed. Heh, you were worried about nothing. Sun’s starting to set though. Hmm... maybe it might be best to call it a night, or... well, you could see if she wants to have a little meal with you. Or maybe you can still try for that movie...?

>A. Actually, movie might be fun
>B. Best to call it a night, maybe walk her back to her hotel
>C. Cocoa, wanna get some proper grub before we head back?
>D. Something else?
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>>3174953
Perfect. Cocoa is a very, very good friend.
>D. See if there's a closing ceremony kind of performance
otherwise, there's always time for more food.
>C.
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>>3174953

>C. Cocoa, wanna get some proper grub before we head back?
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>A. Actually, movie might be fun
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>>3174953
Backing >>3174966
But nothing too fancy or forward. Also, maybe talk movies with her during it. See if there's any she might want to see another time.
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>>3174966
Carnie food could be fun too.
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>>3174980
https://www.tsunagujapan.com/japanese-festival-food/
Takoyaki sounds good.
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>>3174953
Eh... movie can come another time. You’ve got a good flow going with her. “Wonder if there’s any special ceremonies going on around here... oh wait, yeah! There is! It’s something closer to the old Tournament grounds. Wanna go watch it together, Cocoa?”

“What’s it about, exactly?” she asks.

“Well, the Tournament itself comes from an ancient festival held on these islands, think it dates back to before King Piccolo’s reign of terror. It originally marked... hmm, ah, right! A ‘victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good spirits over evil spirits,’ with the Tournament itself displaying martial prowess granted by those good spirits and that knowledge and everything. Should be some fireworks and stuff along with the closing ceremony.”

Cocoa taps her chin for a moment. “Fireworks does sound fun... yeah, let’s try that.”

“Wanna get a bite of something as we watch?” you question, looking over all the carnival food still up.

She looks to you critically. “You have a bottomless stomach, Peppa. You’re gonna need to keep half your money for food alone.”

“Not hearing a noooo~”

She pouts. “Ugh. This is gonna go right to my thighs...”

“You’ll be able to work it off, don’t worry~”

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The two of you get some more familiar foods, takoyaki and funnel cake, alongside some more exotic ones, deep fried octopus hotdogs (made with real octopus), and even an alien dish made with some kind of fried jelly. To get a better view of the fireworks, you help Cocoa up to the old Tournament roof, and watch as the head priest approaches a platform... then lets out a single “WOOF” that signals the gong to ring. Fireworks shoot into the air, Cocoa smiling up as they explode into fanciful little patterns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19jBBilusdE

She sits back for a moment, turning to you. “This was fun. You really should take more time to just... you know, relax, Peppa.”

“Eh, you’re right, but I wanna stay vigilant in my training still. Plus, well, you know... it’s still fun to me. I like finding my limits and breaking through them, and... it’s nice to have an outlet for all that training.” You smile sweetly at her. “But this was definitely fun. Should do it again some time. And... thanks for putting up with a weirdo like me.”

She elbows your arm gently. “You’re a fun weirdo, at the very least. And one who I can depend on.”

After the first few fireworks go off, you and Cocoa watch quietly for a few moments. Heh, never did take her to a movie... though, maybe... “Say, you have any movies you’re looking forward to?”

“Well... maybe. Would be nice to see some with friends... there’s that really expensive one they actually went off-planet to film. One of the first genuinely extra-terrestrial movies to hit Earth cinemas, still done by an Earthling crew. Ahh, but there’s also the big pop-star movie coming out in October... what about you, Peppa?”

You rub the back of your neck. “Ah, you know me, I’d probably settle for some action flick. Something cool and flashy... but I guess I could try something other than the usual for once.”

“Well... yeah, I guess I’d be up for seeing something with friends again.”

>A. Sounds like a plan!~
>B. Maybe... just the two of us?
>C. Probably should think of a movie the two of you would like...
>D. Something else?
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>>3175166
>B. Maybe... just the two of us?
Courage Peppa!
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>>3175166
>C. Probably should think of a movie the two of you would like...
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>>3175166
I didn't want to say fireworks. But I thought fireworks. Quite hard.
>A.
>C.
>D. Do you have any tricks for slowing down and taking time to relax between practices?
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https://youtu.be/_B13yISVHWI
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>>3175166
>B.
>C.
Don't make it too forward, but drop the hint.
Also definitely should think of a movie. I'm guessing that's the DB world equivalent to Avatar? What's the other one?
According to >>3174002 there's Eva 2.0, TTGL, 20th Century Boys, and a bunch others.
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>>3175207
20th century boys came out in the winter of last year and then came out every few months. This day is May 7th, so a summer blockbuster seems more likely. Maybe we could go see the highest grossing movie of all timelines?
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>>3175216
Hey, y'all wanna do a buzzfeed quiz real quick?
https://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/avatar
It's over what you can remember of Avatar.
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>>3175216
Avatar is/was a winter release, so thats a ways off
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>>3175236
Fuck, I don't remember shit about that movie.

Ooh, Up comes out at the end of the month!
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You wait a bit for the next round of fireworks go off before adding, “Seeing a movie together would be fun. Might be nice to try one coming out soon though, one the two of us will like.” Smooth. Subtle. And not too pushy. You- ...huh, you feel warm. Why’s it warm? Why are YOU warm?

“Heh, I’ll keep an eye out then. Summer does tend to-” Cocoa turns to you and stops. “...You okay Peppa?”

“Y-yeah! Yeah, fine, fine. Totally fine.”

“Yooour face is red.” she comments with a raised eyebrow.

Oh. Oh good you’re blushing. You shake your head and look away, giggling a little. “I’m fine, really. Sounds like a plan. Summer movie, school’s out, should be great.”

Cocoa looks at you quietly as the fireworks go off again. You can tell she’s processing some... complex emotions right now. And from how you’re feeling, you’re kinda doing the same. Hoo... great. This silence is starting to get awkward. You’re about to try to force yourself to say something when you see Cocoa smile, then look forward. “...Give me some time.”

“...I think we both need that. But, yeah, as much as you need. And just... thanks, for being there for me.”

She winks. “No problem... Champ.”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #8... Paused.
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?

Also, a quick vote: Continue with Peppa, switch over to Gohan, or have Gohan do things without player involvement?
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>>3175309
>Cocoa looks at you quietly as the fireworks go off again. You can tell she’s processing some... complex emotions right now. This silence is starting to get awkward. You’re about to try to force yourself to say something when you see Cocoa smile, then look forward. “...Give me some time.”
Seems a little fast for that reaction.
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>>3175309
Think I got diabetes from how sweet and cute this session was. So definitely had fun! Like how this is progressing, and hey we didn't scare her off! I think. Thanks for running Kato.

As for vote, I say switch to Gohan. Let's see what he's up to and if he's gonna save any lost puppies or blind kids.
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>>3175309
Sure, let's play Gohan.
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>>3174184
>Something about a really good sandwich. Monte Cristo? Yeah, that’s what it was called. Mom’s favorite sandwich...
Heh, brings me back. Really cute seeing her fret over her big night.

>>3174941
>You decide you’ll be a little fancy, taking all three in one hand. Not even looking, you grin back at Cocoa as you give the rings a toss...!
Why'd you make Peppa look like an ass tho? Failure's one thing, but tempting fate like that is another. Doing it genuinely and failing would have been good, like throwing too hard, cutting off bottle necks, ricocheting one into her forehead, or throwing too lightly so it floats towards the bottles like a Goku slowball, lots of things.
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>>3174953
>The both of you get your faces painted, you going for a mole look,
...how would they go about making her look like a mole? Without her having to go, "No, see, I'm a mole" to anyone who asks or calls her a dog, cat, or fox?
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>>3175462
Painted on buck teeth
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>>3175575
Oh cool, a squirrel/gopher/beaver/hamster/rat.
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>>3175309
>“Yooour face is red.”
Wait a sec, if we got our face painted at a good kiosk, she shouldn't be able to tell! And it's dark out, besides the fireworks. Our face could be red, white, blue, green, all of the above. This development comes out of left field.

The rest of the date is fine, despite some odd choices in ring tossing and face paint, but the ending doesn't fit, it's too sudden and unsupported.
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>>3175628
It probably wasn't full face paint but some details. A hard enough blush should be noticeable.
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>>3175798
It was facepaint that aimed to be a mole. Pink nose, grey face, or maybe we simply pointed to the plushie. Something that could make people go, "Huh, is that rhe Champ? Can't really tell..."

I don't think Cocoa should have noticed something was off just from our face, so I would like Kato to not go down that route what with it blocked off.
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>>3175309
Cocoa sensed Peppa's ki, and is now an empath!
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>>3176217
So our aura's red?
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>>3175388
Think that's just overconfidence.

>>3175628
>>3175846
It was between the fireworks. Or could be subconsciously sensing a difference in Ki that she interpreted as blushing. Mind and mental state is a part of Ki, after all.
>We trained her too well and Cocoa can sense emotional changes
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>>3176251
Peppa's root chakra is showing.
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>>3176260
Damn hormones!
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>>3176253
>It was between the fireworks.
It would be dark out then, it's a fireworks show.

I just don't want to neglect details like this. A date is just as much a battlefield as a fight: Our freshening up is gearing up, the face-paint is camouflage, and the fireworks are an artillery barrage!

So it would not do to have our position given away and get bogged down in a stalemate when we could easily sneak past her defenses to a better vantage point (the movies)!
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>>3176282
>We are strong
>No one can tell us we're wrong
>Searching our hearts for so long
>Both of us knowing
>Love is a battlefield

We should do karaoke.
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>It was all in Peppa's head, she passed out after asking Cocoa to go to the movies with her
>Videl had to help Cocoa down and carry Peppa back
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>>3175309
Switch to Gohan.

Need to see how he's doing.
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So, on top of the Darkness, Fireworks, and Face paint, Peppa was also wearing a ninja mask! This could be worn on the side, but there's a chance it could still obscure Cocoa's view of Peppa's face.

Ergo, to determine that Peppa was blushing, there's two things of Peppa's which Cocoa could have been staring at where the blush could have made glowing red: Peppa's Ears! I mean, not like I can blame Cocoa for staring, Peppa has a big pair for a girl her age, I blame the monkey hi-gene-ks.
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>>3176855
She does say "your face is red" and not specifically that she's blushing. Wasn't specifically looking at the cheeks. Ears are generally part of the face. It checks out.
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Y'know, Cocoa is an actress, and she does have a good throwing arm. She also has some ki control. We got honeypotted!
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>>3175328
Glad to hear, anon!

>>3175312
>>3175388
>>3175462
>>3175628
>>3175798
>>3175846
>>3176251
>>3176253
>>3176260
>>3176268
>>3176282
>>3176292
>>3176309
>>3176855
>>3176929
Okay then.

>>3176217
Hah.

>>3176567
>>3175354
>>3175328
And okay, we're going over to Gohan tonight! We are back!

>>3171134
“SON PEPPA HAS DONE IT! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OUR JUNIOR CHAMP IS JUNIOR NO MORE! THE STRONGEST UNDER THE HEAVENS! SON PEPPA IS THE NEW WORLD MARTIAL ARTS CHAAAMPIIIOOOON!”

Well. There it is. She’s done it. You walk away from the little pub’s window, from the cheering crowds inside it. Your sister really managed what she set out to do. And... you’re just out here, trying to find where you messed up. You take to the air again, flying around for a little while, looking down at some of the people below. The mood just seems so... upbeat, celebratory.

You leave civilization and head out into the mountains, to help clear your head. So. She won. And you chose to not return. But truly... if you did, would it have made all that much a difference? Given how today went, you can’t say for certain it would. Maybe... you should just start small. Help people. Try to find your center again.

As you fly into the mountains, out of the corner of your eye you see a young boy in tattered clothing walking... almost aimlessly. You fly a little closer and see that’s not quite true, he’s got a walking stick... with his eyes closed. Is he blind?

>A. Hey! You all right over there?
>B. See where this kid is going, kinda weird that he’s all alone up here
>C. He’s probably fine, leave him be
>D. Something else?
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>>3177438
>B. See where this kid is going, kinda weird that he’s all alone up here

Is he Daredevil, better check if he's Daredevil.
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AHHHHHHHHHRIGHT
>>3177438
>B.
>D. Keep a watch in case he gets unsteady around the edge
He might be concentrating, best not to interfere unless it's necessary.
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>>3177438
Supporting >>3177444
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>>3177438
>B. See where this kid is going, kinda weird that he’s all alone up here
> He wouldn't be on his own out here if he were really helpless, probably?
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>>3177438
You keep watch over the boy, seeing where he’s going. Strange that he’s out here all on his own... is he an orphan? Or is he off somewhere to help his poor family? Or is he like you, avoiding facing- ...no, no projecting any feelings on to other people. He seems to be heading towards civilization, at least. Watching how he moves his cane around confirms he is, at the very least, genuinely blind.

He’s avoiding edges pretty well, at least. Moving slowly and steadily... though at this rate, he’s not going to reach civilization before sundown. He does look pretty thin, too, like he hasn’t eaten much recently. But... well, maybe he knows what he’s doing. Still, would he be out here on his own if he were really helpless?

You wait a few minutes and watch him descend. Yeah, could be doing fine... ugh, okay is this weird? This feels a little weird. Maybe you should approach from a ways away and say hi or something, at the very least be friendly with him. And not fly around him like a weird monkey bug.

>A. Say hello a short distance away, so you don’t surprise him, and ask if he needs any help
>B. Nah... he’s fine, let him be
>C. Eeeehhh... keep watching, see where he’s going. Not hurting anyone
>D. Something else?
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>>3177557
>D. Sense around for any game, go prepare something for the boy.
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>>3177557
>A.
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>>3177557
>A
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>>3177557
>A. Say hello a short distance away, so you don’t surprise him, and ask if he needs any help
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How old was Maple when she took on a pupil, 13?
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>>3177557
Hmm... could probably prep something along his way, but... really should just drop down and say hello. Landing far enough that you won’t surprise him, you call out to him, “Hey there! You doing okay, kid?”

He stops, surprised when he hears your voice. “Oh, hello! Didn’t know anyone else was heading this way.” The boy heads in your direction, smiling. “Are you off to get milk too?”

...Milk? “Eh, not really. You’re heading all this way for milk?”

He holds out a 100 Zenni coin. “Yeah. I found enough to get some now! Gonna finally have some nice fresh milk.”

...That’s. Well, he COULD get some cheap milk with it. But he REALLY came all this way for milk? “Where are you from?”

“Used to be from a town a long ways away from here. But then everyone moved out... so I guess I’m not really from anywhere now!” He replies almost too cheerfully for how that sounds. He starts walking again.

You walk with him. “No... parents or anything? Family, friends?”

“They all went away. But I’m doing okay! Gonna get me some milk!” Again, he says it in such a cheery way that it’s almost uncomfortable. He’s all alone? No family, no place to return to... “What about you? Are you lost? You say you’re not going for milk. Are you looking for something else? Ooh, where are you from?”

Heh, he’s a bit of a chatterbug. “I’m not lost, just... I’ve had a pretty rough day.”

“Aww, that’s too bad.” He turns his head and smiles. “My name’s Tommy, what’s yours?”

>A. Gohan
>B. Give him an alias
>C. You’re not going to reach any convenience stores any time soon at this rate, Tommy. You want some help?
>D. You... really don’t have anyone? Nowhere and nobody to go home to?
>E. Something else?
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>>3177678
While I'm certainly not opposed to the theatrics of a blind warrior, I'm afraid my desire for Cool would override Kindness. let's just see for right now.
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>>3177707
Looking before you leap? How cruel~
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>>3177704
>A. Gohan
>C. You’re not going to reach any convenience stores any time soon at this rate, Tommy. You want some help?
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>>3177704
Backing >>3177712
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>>3177704
>A
>C
See if he can ride the Nimbus otherwise give him a lift if he's okay with the help.
>E. See what he plans to do after getting the milk.

>>3177710
Caution is my middle name
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>>3177715
Oooh that's a great idea
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>>3177704
>>3177715
Sure, Nimbus ride!
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>>3177704
>A. Gohan
>E. Need a ride?
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>>3177704
>E. Want some candy, little boy?
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>>3177704
“My name’s Gohan.” Eh, no sense in lying to him. “You’re not gonna reach any convenience stores any time soon at this rate, Tommy. You want some help?”

“Oh wow! Sure, thank you! Do you have a Capsule bike or something?” he asks with a friendly smile.

“Well... something a little better.” You bring your hands to your mouth and call out, “Flying Nimbus!” Tommy tilts his head curiously in your direction, the yellow cloud flying out near you. It parks a short distance away from you, wary. “Here, Tommy, hop on!”

He walks in the direction of your voice, and you motion for the Nimbus to come closer. Tommy finally bumps into the cloud, then slowly climbs onto it... and he doesn’t pass through. Whew! “Oh wow, it feels like the comfiest bed in the world! It must be magic!”

“Well- ...actually yeah, guess it kinda is.” You laugh. Never really thought of how the Nimbus works. “Here, let’s go.”

You fly off with him, the Nimbus following you as Tommy laughs happily on it. “Woooow! It’s so cool! Are you some kind of magician or wizard, Gohan?”

“Nah. Only know a few kinds of magic.” Well, technically true. You’re not really much of a wizard or anything. More of a multi-class. Mostly martial arts focused. Ah, whatever. “So like, are you just out here for milk? Where you going after that?”

“Guess I can try to find somewhere else to stay for a while. Ooh, maybe I’ll find another coin and I can have some more food! Last thing I got to eat was an onion...” He turns his head as the Nimbus flies him with you. Not really looking around, but you guess... hearing around? Is that a thing? “What about you Gohan? Do you have any friends or family?”

“Yeah... but I maybe did some dumb things earlier. And I’ll see them again soon, just... need a bit to get some fresh air.” Are you telling him that or are you saying it aloud to convince yourself? Bah. Stop that. “...You sure you’re okay like that?”

“Yeah! I’ve been through worse, and I make sure to behave like my mom used to tell me!” He gives you a sweet smile. So... used to, huh?

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>>3177827
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB8WDmAI9jA

As the two of you reach civilization, you notice some more people gathered around TVs outside. Out of the corner of your eye... you see it’s the Tournament again. Looks like sis’s formal reception of the title. As you get Tommy to a convenience store, the owner, a short fox man, looks at him curiously. He makes his way around, navigating the place until he finds the refrigerated section, and gets a carton of milk out. Over in the corner you see another TV with the Tournament on.

“...brings me great pride to present you with the title of... ‘Strongest Under the Heavens.’ Congratulations, World Champion.”

The fox man smiles. “So another young’n wins this one, huh? Guess I owe Sal for my bet. Was sure that Goku fella’d be the one again. Guess that kid of his is something else.” He turns his head and raises an eyebrow. “...Hey, haven’t I seen you before, kid?”

>A. Yeah. That’s my dad
>B. I’m just someone helping this boy out
>C. Probably should congratulate sis...
>D. You know, wouldn’t hurt to get Tommy something else. Some actual food
>E. Something else?
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>>3177834
>B.
No need to draw attention.
>C, D.
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>>3177834
>B. I’m just someone helping this boy out
>C. Probably should congratulate sis...
Don't want to cause a time paradox.
>D. You know, wouldn’t hurt to get Tommy something else. Some actual food
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>>3177834
>Yeah probably, but don't worry about it
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>>3177827
>“Nah. Only know a few kinds of magic.” Well, technically true. You’re not really much of a wizard or anything. More of a multi-class. Mostly martial arts focused. Ah, whatever.

>>3177834
>E. Your clothes are pretty ragged, no wonder he didn't recognize you.
>C. Probably should congratulate sis...
>D. You know, wouldn’t hurt to get Tommy something else. Some actual food

>>3177846
>Don't want to cause a time paradox.
Man, what if that was a demon impersonating us?
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>>3177834
>A
>C
>D
>E. Ask if the clerk knows anything about any communities nearby that have collapsed lately
Let's see if there's anyone who remembers Tommy
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>>3177865
That's a great idea. Backing that last one.
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“Eh, probably. Don’t worry about it, not here to cause any trouble, just helping this kid out.” You nod your head in Tommy’s direction. “...Say, um. Was there once a town nearby? Thought I saw something close to here but it looked abandoned.”

The fox man nods. “Used to be. Ol’ coal town, but then the coal mines caught fire. Residents forced to evacuate, some stubbornly refused. Still burning to this day, toxic fumes and stuff keeping people from returning.”

You look over to Tommy. “Ah... so, do you know anyone who used to be there? Anyone who might’ve come from there?”

“Nah. They all left years ago. After that Ozotto thing got beat. Few residents that stayed behind probably either bled out of there over the years or passed on.” He tilts his head, looking you over. “There’s a public place down the way if you need t’ freshen up. Shelter off Baker street.”

You look over your clothes. While not really as bad as Tommy’s, you guess they are a little... ragged, still. “Th-thanks...”

As Tommy reaches the counter, handing the fox man his 100 Zenni coin, he smiles innocently. “Is this enough?”

The clerk raises an eyebrow, then checks the coin saver and takes some change from it to pay for the tax. “Yeah. Enjoy, kid.”

Tommy takes the carton and walks out happily, and before you follow you dig out some change you had and buy a couple bananas and apples, then hand one to Tommy. “Here. I got myself one too.”

“Wow, thanks! You had enough for two? Does your family mind?”

“N-no, don’t worry.” You glance at the TVs again... and see Peppa giving a big speech. Planet’s Champion, huh? You... guess you missed a lot. Agh, come on, is this really right? The least you could do is suck it up and give her some acknowledgement. ...Yeah. Yeah you’ll do just that. You sense out her Ki, and then telepathically tell her, ‘Congrats, sis.’

‘Thanks, bro. See you at home?’ She seems relieved to just hear from you again.

Home... are you heading home yet? No. No not yet. ‘Trying to do something at the moment. But I’ll see you again soon.’

‘Stay safe.’

Heh. Classic Peppa. Still trying to watch out for you. Tommy munches on his apple happily, walking with you as you sort of lead the way. Though... where even are you going?

>A. Get him to the shelter, at the very least. They’ll be able to help him
>B. Eh... maybe you could take him to your house. Groucho won’t bite him or anything
>C. Just find some place to sit and process this, how you feel about sis becoming Champ
>D. Something else?
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>>3178019
A coal town? We near Mifan?

>C. Just find some place to sit and process this, how you feel about sis becoming Champ
>D. So Tommy, what's the story? How long you've been wandering?
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>>3178019
>A. Get him to the shelter, at the very least. They’ll be able to help him
>D. Promise we'll visit him from time to time.

Afterward
>C. Just find some place to sit and process this, how you feel about sis becoming Champ
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>>3178019
Wonder if it was the toxic fumes that got Tommy's sight. Wonder if there's anything else wrong with him.
... Anyone in favor of having someone look at Tommy? Maple or an actual physician?

>B.
>C.
Time to think while we fly. Maybe ask Tommy for some insight (heh)
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>>3178019
Backing this>>3178042
But don't immediately just dump him there, maybe sit and talk for a bit. See if he's okay with that.
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>>3178019
>D. Ask him if he's heard about ki before. There's a chance he might pick up the sensing part.
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>>3178050
>Anyone in favor of having someone look at Tommy? Maple or an actual physician?
Probably a good idea.
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>>3178019
>>3178064
With our no money, we're probably gonna have to go find a back-alley doctor... or something worse... no we're not desperate enough for Penguin Village yet.

Also,
>>3178064
>>3177875
>>3177720
Link to Kato's posts if you're supporting.
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>>3178073
Not immediately, but keep the idea in mind.

Also fine, fine. Not like she can miss the posts.
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>>3178073
We might not have money, but we do have friends. Maybe cash in, or give out, a few favors?
I know the kid's a stranger, so it's a little weird.
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>>3178090
>Maybe cash in, or give out, a few favors?
I wonder if Shadman's done anything with Chrono Trigger?
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>>3178091
>Winslow_leaving.webm
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>>3178091
No and shut up
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>>3178050
Does regular healing magic work on that? Even if we can't do it, we should know something. Or at least ask someone who does.
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You look back at the boy. “So... you sure you don’t have anywhere to go, Tommy? I mean, at the very least you could have a roof under your head. Some place warm when it gets cold, too.”

“I’ve been like this for a while... but I guess that wouldn’t be too bad.” He takes goes back to the apple you gave him... and even eats the core, seeds and all.

“...Would you be okay spending some time at a shelter, then?” you ask hesitantly. “Just, you know, until you could find another place.”

He smiles, to your relief. “Used to spend a lot of time at one, but then everyone went away...”

You wince. Was... was he abandoned? Or did the people there all... agh. This is depressing. “So... that’s your story huh? Is that how long you’ve been wandering like this?” Tommy nods. Pieces are starting to fall into place. “There’s, uh, one down the street here. Think you’d be okay with that?”

“I guess. Are you gonna stay there, Gohan? Does your family stay there?”

You look down. “N-no... they don’t...”

Tommy stops and tilts his head curiously. “...Are you mad at them?”

Ow. Kid’s more perceptive than you were giving him credit for. “Not... mad, but I did something that I know disappointed them. I got mad at someone else... and I got mad at myself. I almost did something a bad person was trying to get me to do... and I feel like I let them down.” You recall the look mom gave you after she sealed Broly. “...I want to make sure I don’t end up disappointing them. Plus I probably need to wash my mouth out with soap for saying some really bad things.”

“Ohhh... well, are you sorry?”

Heh. Sorry to some degree, but it’s more than being sorry that you’re trying to do. “I guess... but I know I need to do more than that. I... wanna be a good kid. And I don’t really know if I’m on the right path anymore.”

Tommy stands beside you and smiles up. “I think you’re doing well so far.”

“Thanks.” You get him to the shelter, and then explain the situation to the folks inside. They have the two of you sit on a bench near the front office, and prepare some paperwork.

(cont.)
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As Tommy finishes his milk, you think to ask, “Um... have you always had trouble seeing?”

“Mhmm. Ever since I was born. But it’s okay! I don’t really worry about it.” He sits up and politely asks someone nearby where the trash can is, and tosses the empty carton away, before coming back to you. “...You think you’ll come visit again, Gohan?”

“Yeah. Could probably see if some of my friends and friends of my family could help you, too.” You sit back and turn your eyes over to a TV again. They’re running some highlight reels from the Tournament... oh wait, no, this is a news broadcast. About... a group of aliens invading. Ah, those guys were Babidi’s minions. You see dad and sis fighting them... huh, and Izzy and 19 were doing really well against one of them. They show a clip of Peppa getting knocked into the air, only for her to recover and go Super Saiyan 3.

And unlike you, she didn’t mess this one up.

Sighing loudly, you try to process this. Are you... jealous of how she handled herself, how she got to save the day and win the Tournament? Or... do you really think you could have handled it as well as she did? You did help mom and the Supreme Kai stop Babidi, but you also let Towa get away. Would Peppa have stopped Towa? Would she have let the anger take over like you did? ...Does this even really matter? Peppa’s her own person, and you... you’re your own person too. Maybe the only reason you worry about staying in her shadow is that you’re never moving to see her in a new light. And let a little of that light shine on you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mKpp_CLlm8

“We interrupt this program to bring you all a special report. We have confirmed reports of several deaths in Gingertown, the work of what appears to be several shooters traveling through the town by car. They have opened fire on crowds and are headed due east, in the direction of Yahhoy. Police are on the lookout of the supposed ringleader of this mass killing, one Van Zant of the Zant family. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Any who encounter the individual are asked to not engage and report him to the authorities. I repeat, any who encounter the individual-”

The screen goes on with the report but your mind just... stops hearing it. You bolt up from your seat. There’s... there’s some maniac out there going around killing innocent people!

>A. You’re going to stop him! You need to do something!
>B. ...No. You’ve messed up enough already, don’t need to keep adding to this
>C. Yahhoy... why does that sound familiar? ...Couldn’t be... could it?
>D. Something else?
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>>3178242
>>A. You’re going to stop him! You need to do something!
>C. Yahhoy... why does that sound familiar? ...Couldn’t be... could it?

Enough brooding. Time to act.
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>>3178242
>A. You’re going to stop him! You need to do something!
>C. Isn't that where that spooky forest is?
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>>3178242
>A & C.
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>>3178242
>A. You’re going to stop him! You need to do something!
>C. Yahhoy... why does that sound familiar? ...Couldn’t be... could it?
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>>3178242
>A. You’re going to stop him! You need to do something!
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>>3178242
>A
>C
>D. Apologize to Tommy, say you need to take care of something and will make sure he's settled in later.

Good kid.
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>>3178242
https://youtu.be/AsJwVGOMy8g

Your face is filled with determination and resolve. You’re going to stop this. The time for moping is over. “Tommy, I need to go. I’m really sorry. But I promise I’ll see you again some time soon.”

“Wuh? Where are you going?”

You look back and tell him confidently, “I’m going to stop someone from hurting people. I promise I’ll be fine. Take care, okay?”

“Okay. Good luck, Gohan!”

You rush out of the shelter and take to the air. You bolt across the sky, powering up a bit as you head in the direction of Gingertown. Let’s see, heading towards Yahhoy, huh? ...Yahhoy. Yahhoy. Why does that sound familiar? Wasn’t that where there was a spooky forest mom told you about? And... wait. Wait it couldn’t be? ...Could it? No, no those ninja weren’t like this, this might be different.

“...It doesn’t matter. I’m going to stop them. I WILL stop them! Normal human or not, I won’t let them hurt anyone else!”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #8... Paused.
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?
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>>3178296
Hard to say we're having fun when we're only building towards stuff, but I do enjoy my time playing.

So can Cocoa sense auras or is she familiar with Peppa's tells and quirks?
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>>3178296
Fight, Gohan, for everlasting peace! Liked seeing Gohan take it easy, and pretty excited for tomorrow! So definitely had fun, Kato.
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>>3178296
I hope we can luck into another Chuu Lee if we can develop Tommy's ki sensing and control.
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>>3178296
Good run, glad to see Gohan beginning to deal, and maybe shape up a little. Glad we didn't end up going home though and miss this opportunity for JUSTICE.
I liked Tommy. Curious about what caused the fire. Maybe some ice-cold revengance is the future.
>>3178327
I have to wonder if Chuu Lee was a luck of the draw situation. Again, having a blind fighter would be neat, but I'm concerned it might be too gimmicky.
But gosh it would be cool.
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>>3178327
He'd need more than that against anything that can hide ki, or doesn't properly have any.
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>>3178342
Water magic! He can feel ripples/vibrations, and lash out!
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>>3178344
Before the problem of teaching him book-learning comes up, we could probably do a good job just doing the forehead-palm thing.
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>>3178344
Would it be racist to ask Undine about water magic?
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>>3178344
I think that idea would be better served with wind?
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>>3178356
Variety is the spice of life, and a jojo reference.
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>>3178358
Hmm. Well, in any case a combination of earth, wind and water would probably best serve a blindsense fighter. Assuming we can't just fix the blind thing.
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>>3178368
>earth,
https://youtu.be/P5sfGD4TxG4
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>>3178373
Yeah yeah
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>>3178351
Already asked Kato about this.

Her using water magic is natural to her, like breathing. She can give you basic stuff but can't really teach you what she knows.

Teaching her ice or wind magic or more types of water magic would help.
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Sorry for the delay! Traffic was pretty bad.

>>3178302
>>3178315
>>3178336
Glad to hear!
>So can Cocoa sense auras or is she familiar with Peppa's tells and quirks?
Peppa does have some tells that an actress who's familiar with her could pick up on.

>>3178327
>>3178336
>>3178342
>>3178344
>>3178345
While you could, he doesn't quite have any drive for it yet.

>>3178351
>>3179071
Indeed.

Okay! We are back!

>>3178296
You fly for quite a while before you even get to the outskirts of Gingertown. Below, you can see the panicked rush of police cars, ambulances, fire engines, and a few medical airships. You continue on your way, trying to trail where that guy went. Shouldn’t be too hard to spot... though even that makes your stomach turn. You realize that for all the threats that’ve come to the Earth, all the alien invaders, ancient monsters, and devilish demons that have threatened the world... doesn’t change the fact that there are still people like this. Awful, evil people.

And you won’t let them hurt anyone else.

But first thing’s first, you need to find them. But... how? How are you going to locate them? Can you sense them out? They might be traveling rather quickly, but locating them through that will take time. You could head further in the direction you heard they were headed, but cutting them off successfully could be difficult. You could maybe follow police on the way, listen to radio chatter, but that might risk more people getting hurt. You could try Great Auntie Baba, but that also might take too long getting her to agree to help.

Agh, what to do?

>A. Focus all your efforts on sensing them out
>B. Intercept them, you have a good idea on where they’re headed
>C. Try to listen in on some police radios, then get to the criminals first
>D. Baba might be able to help...
>E. Something else?
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>>3179556
>A. Focus all your efforts on sensing them out
Take a page from Tommy. Use our headband as a blindfold and sense out Van Zant's malevolence.

We are the zatoichi.

Kato, can we adopt Tommy?
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>>3179556
>A
Start by staying focused. We need to put aside the bad feelings right now and focus on the task at hand.
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>>3179556
>Traffic
Knew it. Nobody down here can handle the damn rain. Good that you're okay though Kato!
>A.
For justice!
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>>3179564
>Kato, can we adopt Tommy?
Gonna need to ask Maple and Goku about that.

>>3179573
I swear some people can't even operate their windshield wipers...

Anyway! Roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 12 for both!
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Rolled 2, 6 = 8 (2d20)

>>3179596
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Rolled 7, 3 = 10 (2d20)

>>3179596
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Rolled 19, 7 = 26 (2d20)

>>3179596
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Rolled 13, 16, 17 = 46 (3d20)

>>3179599
>>3179600
>>3179601
Well, passed one! Writing...
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>>3179556
You calm your mind, closing your eyes as you try to sense out the pair. You know they’re weak, probably around average for a normal person, but there should be some tells. The speed they’re going at, the isolation, and... the sheer malice coming from them. You can’t let anything distract you. Where... where...

THERE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muatZE3Pvxk

About five people, you think, traveling together, some of them giving off pretty bad vibes... one of them feeling especially malevolent. You power up and burst forward, going after them. Don’t sense anyone else around just yet, but there do seem like there are some police searching for them. You head past a mountain and in the direction of a forested area... one that gives you the creeps. As you fly towards them, locked on to the five, you sense two more people some distance away from them... with the maniacs driving closer. No... no! You’re not going to reach them in time!

A pair of cars come into view, and you see one person poke out from the back passenger’s side. With a sniper rifle drawn. Agh, come on! COME ON! They take aim at the two innocent bystanders, still a good distance away. You’re about to use the Raio-ken to overtake them and stop them, you can’t let them hurt anyone! You can’t! Almost... almost...

Then something happens. Before you yell out the words, before your aura sparks up and you burst out to stop them, you sense it. You see it. A third Ki signature spikes up, and a beam shoots into the person with the sniper rifle. Right through their head. The shooter slumps over, dead, dropping his weapon.

What... what the hell?

>A. Doesn’t matter, stop them! Stop them right now!
>B. Who was that? Who killed that person?
>C. Calm down, lower your Ki, and don’t let whoever that was spot you
>D. Something else?
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>>3179659
>C. Calm down, lower your Ki, and don’t let whoever that was spot you

We're the superhero boy, we're the one who vigilantes!
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>>3179659
>A. Doesn’t matter, stop them! Stop them right now!
>D. What would the princess say? Oh wait, that's right! <Good!>
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>>3179659
>A. Doesn’t matter, stop them! Stop them right now!

They are about to be doubly reckless now that their friend just got shot. Stop the car and incapacitate them.
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>>3179659
>A. Doesn’t matter, stop them! Stop them right now!
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>>3179659
>B & C.
Calm down, sense where that came from, and find out what's going on
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>>3179669
That old couple is still in danger, just keep that in mind.
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>>3179659
>A
>D. Keep a wary eye out for energy spikes and be prepared to evade
No time to consider if the attacker is friend or foe. Stop the crooks, then deal with the beam spammer if necessary
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>>3179673
Fffff-fair point.

>>3179659
Switching to A.
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Rolled 5, 8, 10 = 23 (3d20)

Okay! Roll me 4d20, best of three! DC is 11 for all!
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Rolled 6, 16, 16, 12 = 50 (4d20)

>>3179689
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Rolled 19, 15, 1, 6 = 41 (4d20)

>>3179689
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Rolled 17, 14, 20, 13 = 64 (4d20)

>>3179689
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Rolled 20, 13, 2, 15 = 50 (4d20)

>>3179689
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Rolled 11, 10, 6 = 27 (3d20)

>>3179694
>>3179695
>>3179700
Perfect! Writing...
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>>3179695
>>3179700
phwew
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>>3179704
Ooh, so close...
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>>3179708
It's fine, the 20 we got covers up the 1, and the second roll passed the first.
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>>3179710
Yeah it's probably for the best. Decent rolls all around.
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>>3179659
https://youtu.be/9llfengdV_U

Whoever that was, they just saved some people’s lives, but the shooters are bound to be even more dangerous. You can’t... you won’t let them hurt anyone else! “HRRAAAHH!” You bolt in front of the first car and give it a kick, enough to start to force it to stop, as you fire a Ki blast that takes out the tires of the second one. Both of them crash into one another, and you flip back. The four remaining shooters step out. A large, round man with a machinegun, a more burly individual with a rocket launcher, a wolf man with what looks to be two ray guns, and... that face you saw on TV. Van Zant.

“Well well well boys, we got ourselves a would-be vigilante!” the blonde man exclaims, laughing maliciously. “Hahahahaha! Was a nice shot there... you enjoy killing too, kid? Or you-”

You don’t let him finish as you let out a Kiai and knock them all down. You see a second beam, aiming at Van Zant, miss his head as you knock him down. The round man tries to get back up and fire at you, but you quickly fire a Ki blast at his weapon, causing it to explode in his hands, hurting the man badly. The larger individual fires his rocket at you, only for you to catch it and crush it, the blast exploding around you... and when the smoke clears, it doesn’t leave a scratch. As it clears though the wolf man tries to roll and fire at you from the side, one beam hitting the side of your head. You mearly turn to look at him, the wolf staring in disbelief. You let out another Kiai that blasts him away, with him hitting a rock hard enough that his leg bends the wrong way.

Van Zant looks up at you with... a face that unnerves you. It isn’t fear or malice... it’s approval. “Straight to the point. Say... we could use someone with bloodlust like yours. How about it, wanna cause some mayhem?” You glare harder at him. “Eh, worth a sho-DIE!”

He fires his rifle, then fires again and again at you, only for you to catch the bullets, letting them fall from your hands once he’s out of ammo. The approving smile on his face slowly starts to disappear. As he reloads his rifle and takes aim once more when another beam fires out, hitting him through the hands and destroying his gun. He crumbles to the ground, screaming in pain.

You finally realize what those beams were. Shots of the Dodonpa. You’d know that technique anywhere. And you can guess who’s using it, at least two individuals, maybe more. Van Zant looks up at you, aware that someone’s now trying to take his life. He starts to shake with fear.

>A. Take them to the police
>B. Leave him to his fate
>C. Oh what, you going to beg for mercy now? Did the people you murdered get any mercy from you?!
>D. Locate the ninja first
>E. Something else?
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>>3179767
>E. "Hold up, whoever you are, there's a better way to ensure they'll never lay their hands on another again," get out sword, "Watch."
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>>3179767
>E. Something else?
Knock his ass out. Life in prison is what he deserves.
>D. Locate the ninja

Then
>A. Take them to the police


>>3179771
No
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>>3179773
Please, only voting to disarm them. We could do it without the sword, but best not to get to fancy.

>Knock his ass out. Life in prison is what he deserves.
Deserves, sure. He's from a family however, so he's probably gonna skate the legal system on outta there.
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>>3179775
He has multiple first degree murders on camera. If he gets out of that somehow then we get Launch and clean out the corrupt legal system.
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>>3179784
How big do you think Launch's jurisdiction is if she's living in Mifan and we're over in Yahhoy?
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>>3179773
>Life in prison is what he deserves.
You know what he could also use? Death in HFIL.
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>>3179786
But, killing people outside the law is bad, so that's why I vote to only disarm them for stealing other people's lives, as is lawful.

We're in an Arabic territory, no? I mean, that old man's wearing a turban.
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>>3179767
>A
>E. make sure the civilians are okay
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>>3179767
Backing this >>3179773
At least ask the ninjas to let us hand him over. See if we can work out a deal.
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>>3179791
"Knock it off and I'll let you walk away, for now."
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>>3179798
Wow, you want to let a mass murderer walk away for knocking it off?
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>>3179798
But not so the criminals in front of us are confused who we mean.
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>>3179801
Who do you mean? The ninjas have been helpful, they saved those old people, why should we be antagonistic towards them.
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>>3179800
The vigilante assassin
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>>3179798
Yeah, ninja need to know we're not playing games here.
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Okay. Roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 10.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3179806
Yes you are, you want to make sure scum of the Earth live another day when they're the ones who've saved people.

>>3179808
rolling


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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3179808
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3179808
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>>3179810
>when they're the ones who've saved people.
The Ninjas saved that elderly couple, and it seems like y'all want to throw that in the Ninjas' faces cuz they did it with lethal force even though these criminals deserve no mercy.
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>>3179810
>>3179813
>>3179815
Okay, you passed! Writing...
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>>3179816
Lethal force when there is no other safe option is one thing, bullets aren't a threat to the ninjas, and they have plenty of non lethal options.
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>>3179820
>bullets aren't a threat to the ninjas
Sure they are, especially when ninjas are hiding ki.
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>>3179816
Not real sure a fourteen year old should be going full Judge Dread. But the ninjas probably should be left alone until they approach Gohan, or if the beef continues
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>>3179826
Please, we have a sword, and swords cut. Disarming a foe with one would be a deescalation, and wouldn't be fatal if given medical attention.
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>>3179767
You look down at him with disgust. A part of you is filled with a fury that almost makes you want to reach for your sword... but no. Not this time. “You know, you probably deserve worse than prison. Maybe lose a hand or two. But that’s not really up for me to decide.” You kick him in the head to knock him out, having to hold back so you don’t kill him in anger, and stopping him from trying to pull out a pistol. What a despicable person. You then look in the direction of where the Dodonpa came from. “...I’m taking them away. They’ll face the authorities. I don’t really have any beef with you guys, in spite of how my sister’s interactions with you have gone. We can both walk away from this without causing any more trouble. I promise.”

There’s silence. Your body’s tense as you try to feel out where they are. Telepathically you hear someone contact you. They ask a simple question. ‘Why?’

You close your eyes. “...You saved innocent people. I... I might not have made it in time. Thank you.”

‘...Make it quick.’

You nod, silently gather the rest of them up, and bolt off in the direction of where you sensed the police were last. You manage to fling the shooters down at a point where the police can see you do it, but can’t see you all that clearly. You fly a short distance away, making sure they’re apprehended. You... you guess that’s for the best. A softer smile appears on your face. You did good. ...Right?

‘Son Gohan?’ the ninja’s voice contacts you. ‘Return to where we confronted them. We have something to discuss.’

>A. Fine. No tricks, but we can meet
>B. No. Bye
>C. Tell me what it is here, and I’ll think about it
>D. Something else?
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>>3179850
>A. Fine. No tricks, but we can meet
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>>3179850
>A. Fine. No tricks, but we can meet
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>>3179850
>A.
And then Gohan becomes Sasuke
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>>3179850
>A. Fine. No tricks, but we can meet
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>>3179850
https://youtu.be/xGcoY5EmMMo

You take a deep breath. “Fine. No tricks. But we can meet.” Flying back to the wrecked cars, you touch down and look around. You don’t see anyone around. Don’t sense anyone either. You wait for them to make the first move.

The voice calls back again. ‘Why are you here?’

You look towards the ground. “...I couldn’t sit by and watch as some maniac ran around killing people. I just... I needed to do something.”

‘...That is not the only reason, is it?’

“That doesn’t matter.” you reply quickly. “You went out of your way to stop them too! You saved innocent people! And... look, what do you really want?”

‘I want to know the other reason, boy. Why you’re off on your own, why you’re playing vigilante, why you aren’t celebrating with your family.’

Your fists clench. “...Because I can’t stand seeing any other innocents die today when I have the chance to prevent it.”

‘The Tournament was relatively bloodless in terms of innocents. Does this have something to do with the aliens you left with?’

“What does it matter to you?” Your eyes narrow. “What do you want?!”

‘...You are able to make two wishes on the Dragon Balls, correct?’

Your body freezes, your swaying tail stiffening. “...You’d use a wish to bring them back?”

‘We need to know where the last one is. The real last one. Our Lady was... not pleased when we brought back the fake. You help us, and we can undo this injustice. We will even make it first.’

>A. ...Deal
>B. I... can’t. I’m sorry
>C. Contact my mom. Explain it to her
>D. You still intend to bring back your Warrior or whatever?
>E. Something else?

Think this over carefully.
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>>3179915
>A. ...Deal
>D. You still intend to bring back your Warrior or whatever?
Before anything, I need an answer from you, “...You’d use a wish to bring them back?” what does 'them' refer to, please don't make us play the pronoun game with the POV.
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>>3179915
>convince me that this is justice
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>>3179915
>E. Something else?
"It's not just up to me."
>C. Contact my mom. Explain it to her
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>>3179919
Given the conversation "them" referrs to the innocents that were lost, like those Van Zant killed. Also just remembered that family that Babidi killed...
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>>3179919
Innocents who were killed recently.
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>>3179926
Ugh, they are Just, they killed a killer before he could kill again.
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>>3179929
>>3179930
Alright then, my choices remain the same.
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>>3179933
Sorry misread which injustice they meant.

We need to know who this warrior is.
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>>3179915
>B.
The ninjas don't care about the people. Gohan is being played. It sucks, but running the risk of destroying the world has to be taken into account.
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>>3179939
>We need to know who this warrior is.
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>>3179915
Also
>B. I... can’t. I’m sorry
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>>3179915
Okay, two things. I do support >>3179926 in that I want the ninja to explain himself. Give his point of view, then, once he's done
>E.
Ask to make the wish first, in-person. Judge the reaction to that. Let's get some information out of them before agreeing or disagreeing.
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>>3179915
>>3179946
Supporting.
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>>3179946
The issue is that unless you plan on stealing the last one from Maple and Peppa we aren't making the wish without their knowledge.

And then things start spiraling even more out of control for Gohan.
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>>3179962
But they don't know that. Besides, the Dragon Ball is still with Trip. I say make the statement to judge their intentions.
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>>3179962
Why would we be stealing it?
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>>3179966
'Ask to make the wish first, in person' sounded like he was advocating going full on going along with it for a minute, but I didn't read the rest of the sentences.
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>>3179968
Yeah, I'm not saying do it outright. I want to see if they are receptive to the idea, because that will show their true intentions.
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>>3179915
“...Look, I... I can’t. I’ve already put the world at risk once. I’m not going to do your dirty work and make a bigger mess.” You... aren’t really sounding all that convincing as you say it.

‘You’d let innocent people stay dead because you don’t trust us?’ the ninja responds... more curiously than you were expecting. ‘Even though they did nothing to deserve such a fate?’

You glare angrily at... well, nothing, really. But you still do it. “Is your other wish truly just, though? How do I know that this ‘Warrior’ won’t be another Ozotto? It’s not like you guys have done a lot to really get on our side. I still don’t have beef with any of you, but I can’t put the world at risk without knowing the truth.”

‘The Warrior is nothing like Ozotto! He is the antithesis to such a dangerous being!’ The ninja seems just a little offended. He calms down as he continues, ‘The Warrior knows of a way to stop beings like him. He’s done so before. But his power has been quenched and sealed. The Warrior is a hero. We wish to learn from him. This is what the Earth needs to stay secure, not greater and greater powers the light up the planet like a beacon for the monsters that lurk in the cosmos! Do you not remember what happened but a few hours ago? Aliens demanding the energy of powerful fighters!’

You... think you’re starting to understand this a bit more. But you also take note of what he’s leaving out. Firmly, you ask him, “Let’s say I agree to this, on one condition. You let me be the one to make the first wish. In-person. Would you accept this?”

He... seems relieved. ‘We can arrange for that. How soon can-?’

“I didn’t say I did agree to it.” you cut him off. “What happens if I refuse to help you?”

‘Then we have nothing further to discuss. You stay out of our way as we search for the last Dragon Ball and we will not bother you.’ The ninja asks you simply, ‘Will you help us or not?’

>A. I’ll help, on my condition
>B. Sorry, the answer is still no
>C. Tell my mom what you’ve told me. She’ll be the one to decide
>D. Something else?
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>>3180014
>If you want to have my help, I need to know everything about who this warrior of yours is. And your lady.
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>>3180014
>A. I’ll help, on my condition
>D. My sister's been holding onto it too long anyway, it's my turn.
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>>3180014
>D. Sounds like you don't even know his name, fat chance of reviving him. Tell me his name, if you can do that I'll help you, however insignificant his name would be to me.
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>>3180014
>C. Tell my mom what you’ve told me. She’ll be the one to decide
"There is no reason we can't be on the same side. I think we both want the same thing. You're distrustful of aliens, I get it. My parents had a lot of bad people follow them here and Earth was in jeopardy because of it. But you know they'd give their lives for this planet they decided to call home. We can safeguard Earth better by working together, you from the shadows and us a little more overt."
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>>3180014
>D. You know, there's a way for you to meet this warrior without the dragon balls. Would you like me to show you? I promise on the honor of my lucky headband. You'll have to trust me.
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>>3180017
Another idea: they hero worship this guy so hard, if we bring one of their members to the pendulum room they can meet him in the past and confirm their impressions. Maybe we or they gets their mind changed about this guy.
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>>3180014
>>3180018
>>3180030
>It's on the way to the dragon ball anyway, won't take up much time. Do you have a general idea of when this warrior lived?
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>>3180014
Backing these:
>>3180017
>>3180021
>>3180029
>>3180030
>>3180036
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>>3180014
>The Warrior is nothing like Ozotto! He is the antithesis to such a dangerous being!
>The Warrior knows of a way to stop beings like him.
>He’s done so before. But his power has been quenched and sealed.
I may be a scorpion but I would never dream of stabbing you brother frog. Might you help me across the river now?

>B
DECLINE
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>>3180055
>I may be a scorpion but I would never dream of stabbing you brother frog. Might you help me across the river now?
A wolves and sheep puzzle, huh?
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>>3180071
It's probably much simpler than that. We know nothing next to nothing about the Warrior and they have been reluctant to reveal anything.
It's a cult.
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>>3180080
Huh, is it a technique to not say your deity's name when you're inducting someone?
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>>3180085
Of course, the true warrior! Liam Ultima!
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>>3180014
https://youtu.be/pW5XFJbWwrs

With a determined look (still not sure where he is), you tell the ninja, “I need to know more. A name to this warrior, who your lady is. How can you even bring him back if you don’t know his name? I can help, but I need to know more.”

The ninja seems to let out a sigh of frustration. ‘Gohan, why would I agree to that? You are not the only one being cautious here. I am putting myself at great personal risk by agreeing to meet with you like this. If I give you everything, what’s to say this won’t leak out? You know the foes your family has faced since your mother and father were but children. The Warrior is an unknown to them, for now.’

“A name can also give you a chance to meet with them before using your wish. I know of someone who can help you guys with that. Two people, actually. One could call his spirit, another could let you see him as he was when at full power. And... look, what’s preventing you from seeking my mom out on this? I know you guys aren’t fans of aliens but look at me, you’re talking to me and I’m two different types of aliens.” You place your hands on your hips. “Yes, I realize that some awful aliens and demons and whatnot have followed them here, yes the Earth’s been placed in jeopardy a few times. But this is home to us. You know we’d all put our lives on the line time and time again to defend it. We could work together on this. Safeguarding the world both in light and shadow.”

‘There are... too many differences between us currently.’ Another frustrated sigh. ‘Is this what it will take to convince you of our intentions?’

“That’s my final offer.” you affirm.

‘...I will talk with our Lady. Perhaps she can meet with you personally, and you can convince her that this would be of our best interests.’ He seems to make a notable pause. ‘...You must speak this name aloud to anyone until she has agreed to it. Do I make myself clear? Or else this breach of trust will never be healed.’

Well... this is it. “I’m ready to hear it.”

‘The Warrior’s name is... Gattapila.’

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #8... Paused.
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for this thread. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?

Further, I have something for y’all to vote on for tomorrow. Have Gohan meet with the Lady first, or have him return to Maple?
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pfffffffffffffffffft hahahahahhaha
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>>3180114
>Have Gohan meet with the Lady first.
We can have her agree to our arrangement, and then we can tell that name to Maple without breaking trust.
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>>3180114
>Have Gohan meet with the Lady first, or have him return to Maple?
How about some teleconferencing with mom as we go along to see the Lady.
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>>3180123
We promised to not to speak a word of this to anyone on threat of breaking trust between our outlooks forever. This demands secrecy.
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>>3180126
We don't say his name, is all. Actually he made us promise not to say it ALOUD so telepathy is still fine.
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>>3180128
The ninjas are going to get sick of our shit if we keep that up, don't be an ass.
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>>3180130
Honestly I just wanted to tell maple that we're dealing with ninjas, we don't need to let names slip.
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>>3180114
So this is an interesting turn of events. And I think I've figured out your pun there, Kato! Still, good times were had.

I say we meet with the Lady.
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>>3180138
>And I think I've figured out your pun there, Kato!
Small wonder they've been tight-lipped.

Maybe the Za Wariya has a fuzzy moustache that looks kinda like one!
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>>3180114
>‘The Warrior’s name is...
https://youtu.be/h9o5_W6hn9k
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>>3180114
Also yeah sure, take us to their leader and all that.
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>>3180138
Glad to hear!

>>3180904
Hah.

And okay, since it's unanimous, we are back!

>>3180114
You’re directed to wait, and wait you do. For about an hour. You don’t like being forced to wait like this. Mom probably knows where you are, and... you guess she knows what you’re up to. At the very least, vaguely aware of it. Well... if she isn’t saying anything, you guess that she’s not against this. You... you’re going the right thing here. ...Right?

Someone touches down a short distance away, a man in a blue ninja outfit. You... think you recognize him. He places down a large pot, similar to the ones you’ve seen over at Korin’s place. He opens the lid. “In.” he demands in a rather gruff and unhappy tone. “Our Lady is ready to meet with you.”

You raise an eyebrow. “Um... carrying me in a jar isn’t going to keep me from sensing where you are, if you’re worried about security.”

His eyes narrow. “Don’t be smart. We don’t need to waste any traps on you. Now, in.”

You walk over to the jar. Wait... this thing’s like that wormhole jar over at Korin’s!

>A. All right, all right, sheesh, I’ll go in
>B. ...This seems awfully suspicious
>C. How’d you guys even get something like this?
>D. Let mom know, just in case
>E. Something else?
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>>3181355
>A. All right, all right, sheesh, I’ll go in
>E. I've heard about this one jar that sucks you right in if you don't repeat your name when asked. That'd be pretty handy against demons if having their true name binds them to you.
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>>3181355
>C. How’d you guys even get something like this?

While he is talking
>D. Let mom know, just in case

>A. All right, all right, sheesh, I’ll go in
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>>3181355
>E. Jump in
Can't keep double checking with Maple forever.
Time for initiative!
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>>3181355
Supporting this >>3181366
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>>3181369
We've had time to be cautious, no need for it now.
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>>3181404
It's in the principle of letting her know.
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>>3181421
It's in the principle of having her wipe our ass for us.
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>>3181423
I can't really give a shit about Gohan's insecurities you guys like to play up to the nth degree. We are about to jump into the deep end with an organization that's both crafty and previously hostile and I'd like to tell someone we are about to be warped.

But whatever, do what you guys want.
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>>3181442
You know who didn't wait for a parent to hold their hand before crossing the street? Maple and Acer. Though to be fair she didn't have one.

You should be more adventurous instead of analytic, might take the edge off.
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>>3181458
>they didn't have one.*

Included Acer in there as an afterthought which is fitting.
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Rolling your eyes, you mumble out “Okay, okay, sheesh... I’ll go in.” You for a moment consider letting mom know. But... you know what? She’s fine. She knows if anything bad might happen, so no need to worry. Still... no, no you’re fine. You can do this. “...Hey how’d you guys even come up with-”

“Get in. The jar.” His patience is wearing thin.

“Fine! Just, you know, there was this thing I remember about a jar that’d suck things up if you spoke its true name. Might be useful to you.” ...Yeah he’s glaring at you. You hop on in the jar, and much like the time you went to Darkness’ land, you fall through into a completely new environment. A... stone castle of some sort, in a deep, thick forest. Fairly foggy too. You glance around, noticing about a dozen ninja of various types expecting you. You see a fox-like one, a tall woman with darker skin and an oddly friendly smile on her face, a chubby man with wild hair that looks like a tanner Yajirobe, a dog man who reminds you of King Furry, and a few other peculiar ones. A frog ninja approaches you, then motions for you to follow.

“Our Lady will meet with you. Make your case with her. Do not give us reason to regret this meeting.” he states bluntly.

“Yeah yeah...” Huh. Strange. You know you’re still somewhere near Yahhoy, but... it’s kinda hazy, sensing where you are. Weird.

You’re brought to an ornate pair of doors flanked by images of Shenron, the ninja frog opening them slowly. “My Lady, he is he-” He’s interrupted by a loud crashing sound. Out runs a strange pink man in similar garb, apologizing in a panic as he bolts out of there.

https://youtu.be/4wVhc6gGJjA

Whatever you were expecting of this supposed leader of the ninja, with how reverent they were speaking of her, you... were not expecting this. “-AND DON’T COME BACK UNTIL YOU FIX IT! UUUUGH!” screams a woman in a blue eastern dress, probably about the age of Chuu Lee, tall and lithe with looped black hair done up like a bow and... a humorously pouty face that you have to force yourself not to giggle at. “Why is good help so hard to find these days?!” she asks aloud, turning around and stomping her feet.

“...My Lady. Son Gohan is here.” the frog ninja tells her politely, bowing.

She stiffens, swiftly turning back around and looking at you. “...AHEM! Yes. Well. Hello.” She tries to make a serious face that you have to force yourself not to laugh at. She calmly walks towards you. “So. One of our number claims you are willing to help us, so long as we can reach a certain agreement. Tell me, Gohan, is this truAGH!” She trips over one of the Dragon Balls laid out among a structure on the floor, landing face-first on the rug leading from the door. “Rrrrrrggghhhh.”

>A. ...Am I being pranked? You guys better not be pranking me
>B. ...Back out of there slowly
>C. Just... just tell her what your conditions are
>D. Do... you need help up?
>E. Something else?
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>>3181483
>D. Help her up.
>"Please, one of your reverence need not be tripping balls."
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>>3181483
>D. Do... you need help up?
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>>3181483
Hahahahaha
>D & C.
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>>3181483
>D.
>C.
Let her speak her peace.
I like her already. But I really want to know about this design in that floor
Kato! Anything unique about it?
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>>3181483
>>3181501
>E. Get on floor next to her, head propped up with hand while other feels the rug.
>"Nice rug, what style is it?"
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You approach cautiously. “Do... do um, you need help back up?”

“Mnnngggh.” she grumbles into the rug, then holds her hand out. You take it and pull her back to her feet, the woman dusting herself off, taking extra care around her rather large chest. She squints at you, then states, “...You didn’t see that.”

You blink twice. She’s... funny. You bow your head respectfully. “It is nice to meet you.”

A... frankly cute smile erases her pouty frown. “How polite. Thank you, young man.”

“...So, um. Listen, I know you guys aren’t exactly big fans of us, but I also know that we... don’t need to be enemies. Yes, I can get that there are things you don’t agree with my mom on, and I can tell that you guys aren’t fans of aliens. But... both of our groups want to protect the Earth, right? We could find ways that benefit us both. You could even get help meeting the Warrior you all have been talking about without using the Dragon Balls. Isn’t that better? Both of our groups protecting the world?”

“We are trying to protect the Earth. However, there is a fundamental disagreement on how we go about this.” She closes her eyes and crosses her arms. “Your group gets stronger. They want to fight whatever foes come to the world. Which leads to the problem. Fighting, fame, notoriety, our little blue planet will always be targeted. It happened again at the Tournament... and you stopped something worse, didn’t you? Something connected to them?”

You look away. “...I did help stop another being trying to bring harm to the world, yes. It was still mom who really stopped it, but I did what I could to help. Even if I made mistakes along the way.”

“And yet that being still came here for the strong fighters, did they not?” she questions you, bringing her hands behind her back, standing up tall and looking down at you. ...Can she even see you with those huge-? Hey, no, bad thoughts! “We... see something different as the key to keeping the world secure.”

“How? Sealing things away?” you ask.

“That’s part of it. See, the true key is not merely power, not putting a big neon sign that says ‘STRONG FIGHTERS HERE!’ over the world. The true key to keeping the Earth safe...” Her tone takes on a noticeably heavier weight to it as she raises a finger. “...is Fear.”

(cont.)
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>>3181629
“...Fear?” you repeat.

“Fear does something that strength alone can not. Fear keeps things away. Fear forces foes to take pause. A reputation for danger can bring out thrill-seekers... but only if the danger seems ‘appealing.’ Fighting strong foes can bring out a feeling of excitement. Fighting foes that don’t play fair, that bring out dread and terror, that just aren’t ‘fun,’ that keeps threats at bay.” she explains calmly. It’s a sharp turn from her... introduction.

“...Does your Warrior know how to cause fear? Is that why you have gathered the Dragon Balls?”

“To an extent. The Warrior knows of a power that has stopped dreadful monsters. He saved his world. But more importantly, his world was able to bring about fear to those who would challenge its peace. And this is one reason we know our philosophy is incompatible with your mother’s. Because she will never accept a rule of fear on the world. She wants redemption. She wants challenges. She takes risks, and so does everyone allied with her.” She kneels down to your level, her friendly smile returning as she notices you tensing up. “...Eheh. Sorry for getting so serious on you. But this is our path. Knowing this, do you wish to help us find the last Dragon Ball?”

>A. All right. I’ll help
>B. I... I’m sorry, this isn’t right
>C. Are you certain mom wouldn’t help you? Can you at least talk to her?
>D. What happens if I say no?
>E. Something else?
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>E. Towa sees the Earth as nothing but a plaything, every step we take in trying to stop her on our current path is one two steps behind her. If we can scare her down to the dark pit she crawled out of, that'd just be fine and dandy. Plus, winning through intimidation is a nonviolent way, no?
>A. All right. I’ll help
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>>3181635
So is it just me or anyone else getting a vibe of...

https://youtu.be/K3H_SrfQ4v4

from that speech?
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>>3181501
>Kato! Anything unique about it?
It's structured in a way purposefully designed to hold the Dragon Balls. Note how she tripped over it, but I didn't make any mention of the Dragon Ball she tripped on moving.
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>>3181635
>E. Something else?
"Fear is a temporary solution at best and what we as Earthlings might feel as fearful maybe nothing to entities of the other planets, your main threats. Hell, it may be seen as a challenge just like we are.

Ruling through fear also has a habit of turning into hate by those being ruled over. Tyrants don't last very long."

>B. No
"Unless you think of a better solution this isn't going to work."
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>>3181635
>E. What about the people here on earth? Will they need to be afraid too? Would you turn that power on my friends and family?
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>>3181635
>The dangers to the world were actually threats to the entire universe and the gods themselves, it didn't matter where we were or they were and they wouldn't be swayed by any sort of fear you'd make use of. And in any case having the dragon balls alone will always attract trouble.
>In any case, a god possesses the last ball, knowing it's location won't help you.
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>>3181651
I mean that wasn't specifically my intention but... interesting.
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On one hand, a blazing fire would be a deterrent, but on the other it would attract galactic moths. A ball of ice would not attract any moths that don't want to be frozen.

Besides, scaring threats off would make fights with planet busters a lot rarer.
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>>3181656
Interesting. It might not be bad to fish here for a while and pick up some clues. There's some juicy deets already.
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>>3181635
Also
>ping mom and see of she can determine where we are
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>>3181635
>D. What happens if I say no?
>E. You might want to workshop that a bit. A little shortsighted.

>>3181670
I wouldn't put it past these ninjas to swipe something from a god so I don't think we should give any clue to it's location
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Guys, we have a chance to save the planet for good here. Planet Busters will stay the hell away once they get the memo that Power on its own won't do well in a fight on Earth. That means potentially very few wishes to mass rez people, and less ki buildup in those dragon balls.
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>>3181688
We could imply some of the kais in heaven have it. Say that some gods stopped in our realm to watch the tournament.
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>>3181695
Oh yeah, saying the the dragon balls might overload and be too powerful for even the God slayers to take down might help.
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>>3181704
It's rezzing one dude, what's the worst that could-
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>>3181700
Or just not say anything at all. Real simple.
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>>3181695
>Planet Busters will stay the hell away
Maybe. We're dealing with radically different times and conditions may have changed. We also don't know what the cost will be after using the wish.
Not that we shouldn't at least consider it for the reasons you mentioned.
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>interesting
Fug. Should have kept my mouth shut.

>>3181700
>lead them on a wild goose chase while telling the truth
How devious.
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>>3181708
He does have a bit of a point on that, I'll admit.

>>3181705
>[distant freeza "OHOHOHOHO"-ing]
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Thank you. Fear isn't a bad thing in itself, it warns you of danger and keeps you alive. Deterrence can be powerful if used right, and I think the story of Fenrir can best show this: http://web.mit.edu/norvin/www/somethingelse/fenris.html

A powerful person will want to climb walls or break chains, but they will not bother with a bamboo pit or magic cord.
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Mentioning specifically that the threat we ended would have been a existianal danger to the supreme god of gods might help put things in perspective.
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>>3181721
Who is going to be scared of ninjas, and not of people who can blow up planets?
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>>3181724
Who is going to care about ninjas when there is people who can blow up planets?

It's like the pawn who captures your queen when you tunnel-vision into some other objective.
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>>3181635
>>3181670
Gonna vote no on this one, not because I want A to win, but because I feel it tips our hand too much.
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>>3181724
If people sense or take note of strong people going to the Earth, and then that strong, ornery person ceases, and there wasn't a great struggle, that's going to spook people.
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>>3181721
Like you said, the question is the type of fear used. Caution can be instilled without fear, but even the bold will try to take it on eventually. It's not a permanent fear, but it may deter a number if threats. Consequently, I don't believe the Warrior would use that kind of fear.

Then there's tyrannical fear, a la Freeza. It may last longer, but there's no assurance that a bigger, or more creative, power might eventuality come to swallow it up. The Warrior was beaten in the past, so it's clear he's faliable and does have weaknesses. I'm thinking this is the most likely fear.

Another impression could be godly, as in fear and trembling. Maybe there's a blinding magnificence involved?

The last type I could think of would be a Damoclesean threat, like a bomb around the neck of every creature.
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>>3181635
Okay, I'm going to back:
>>3181666
And
>>3181688

Also include a bit of >>3181670 But let's not top them off on the Dragon Ball. Even if they do go on a wild goose chase, it feels a bit too risky.
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>E. There's one tale you may not have heard of my mother that struck a chord with me. You remember those Cell beings that rampaged seven years ago? Before then, there was a baby one, a mere bean of malice. That bean made its thoughts clear on interstellar immigrants, and wanted to make them all dead. My mother had enough of that and vaporized that before it could make anyone dead. She feels bad about it, but her decision resounded with me. It taught me to never let anyone hurt my friends and family, and if your way can make that happen, then I'm on board.
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>>3181754
>It taught me to never let anyone hurt my friends and family, nor let it get into their hands that they can even threaten to do so*
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>>3181761
>hands
I meant heads, damnit. Both my hands and heads are at odds today!
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https://youtu.be/QgFpDnECTgs

You have to admit. There’s a good deal of logic behind this. They aren’t doing this out of pure villainy or anything like that. They want to help the world. But... is this the right way to go about it? “I have some reservations.”

She pats your head. “I can listen.”

Well, at least she’s humoring you. “Look, like... I get that. I do. I get what you’re trying to do, but... the fear people here on Earth have isn’t a universal kind of feeling.”

“Maybe so. That is why we’ve had agents on other worlds.” she replies calmly.

“But it’s more than that. Look... the danger my mom and I and our friends faced was bigger than just a tyrant coming to conquer us or anything. It was a threat to the gods themselves. And if that foe succeeded, fear might not have been able to stop the thing he’d unleash.”

“Note what you say though. Would it have worked on him?” she asks.

You... remember Babidi screaming out as Beelzebub finally stopped him once and for all. Majin Buu may not have been able to feel fear, but... Babidi did show some of it. “Okay, but what about the rest of Earth’s populace? Would they have to live in constant fear? Would you turn that power against my friends and family?”

The woman hesitates, trying to find the words to explain herself. “...In a word, ‘no.’ But we would not simply sit by when threats from Earth arise. Those who endanger innocents without remorse... we will do what we can to stop.”

“...Like Van Zant?”

The lady tilts her head curiously. “You yourself sought out to stop him, did you not?”

“I did. I didn’t end his life though.” Even if a part of you felt he deserved worse than what you did to him.

(cont.)
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“And as far as your friends and family are concerned, we do not seek to confront them. Your sister has been the one going against us, targeting us, hasn’t she?”

“You kidnapped her best friend.” ...Though does your sister really only think of her as a friend? ...Do the ninja see it that way too? Is that why they kidnapped her?

She sighs regretfully. “We did. But we did not bring harm to her, and the both of us kept up our ends of the bargain. We have no reason to bring further harm to them. Your sister stays out of our hair, we stay out of hers.”

“I don’t know. This just seems... shortsighted. Yes, I get what you’re doing, and if it did really work and it could keep demons like Towa from ever threatening the people I care about again, I might be willing to agree to this. And... we can’t keep using the Dragon Balls to fix things when they go south. But I just can’t see this kind of tactic working consistently. Does fear really work against larger threats?”

Her head lowers. “I will be blunt with you. With the power and abilities we have currently... I do not think we could hold off something like Majin Ozotto. But with the Warrior on our side, I know we would.”

You close your eyes and think hard. Still kinda hazy trying to sense out, no one else to really discuss this over with. This... can you accept this? What... wait. “What happens if I refuse?”

“Then we will not bother you again, and we set you on your way. So long as you stay out of our way, we will stay out of yours. We don’t need to be at odds with you, true. And if you wish to tell your mother about our meeting... so be it. But we know she will disagree with us. We don’t need to fight her or anyone else. But we will respond if she opposes us directly.” The lady stands and offers her hand, a warm smile on her face once more. “So please, I ask, one last time, will you help us?”

>A. Okay. I will
>B. Sorry. I won’t
>C. Something else?

Also I just wanna say I’m glad y’all are thinking this out so carefully.
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>>3181635
>>B. I... I’m sorry, this isn’t right
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>>3181863
>A. Okay. I will

>>3181865
What reservations do you have?
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>>3181863
>B. Sorry. I won’t
>I really don't think this warrior I've never heard of can even do what you expect him to, for that matter. Sounds like a lot of hero worship. I keep open my offer to investigate him, peer into the past or whatever. A real hero might be worth brining back, to my mother and my friends.
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>>3181863
>B. Sorry. I won’t
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What is wrong with bringing this Warrior back? I fail to see it.
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>>3181866
Like has been said it's shortsighted. I think this warrior may make more bodies when people resist it's rule in the name of protecting them.

>>3181863
>B
>C
Investigate the Warrior
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>>3181876
>Like has been said it's shortsighted. I think this warrior may make more bodies when people resist it's rule in the name of protecting them.
It seems like it could be a longterm solution by the sounds of it. How is it shortsighted?
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>>3181880
It's subjugation and we don't know how it rules other than it uses fear to get it's way. It's a solution born of desperation.
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Maybe we should be painting it more as "I'll convey your arguments to get this done with approval" instead of, you know, betraying our family and friends.
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>>3181881
We're not desperate right now, this seems more like a deterrent than a last resort.

>>3181885
Painting what? Saving the world? We can't have the fate of the world hinge on outliers who can withstand a blast that can destroy a planet. A strong person can't defend the earth every time, they could be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or they could get old. A new way might protect all life on the earth that can't withstand a Death Ball.
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>>3181870
An unknown entity from another world that for all we know doesn't give a shit about humans that rules through fear. An entity that will be in direct conflict with our friends and family's ideologies and will come to blows.

It's ironic that the people complaining about aliens want to summon another alien.
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>>3181890
>An entity that will be in direct conflict with our friends and family's ideologies and will come to blows.
It doesn't have to come to that, we could go with this new way for a while.
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>>3181863
>C. I need to think. I want to believe you, that we can keep everything and everyone I care about safe, even if that is through fear. But I'm afraid that someone that strong might turn their back on us, willingly or through force. If we let the Warrior out, is there any hope to put it back if things go wrong?
Can't agree in good conscience, even though birth arguments are solid.
At least seem receptive to the idea and keep the door open for dialogue.
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>>3181893
We both know that isn't going to happen.
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>>3181889
Painting the "no" that we're mostly agreeing on
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>>3181897
We won't know if we don't try!
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>>3181900
Ah, okay. Yeah, I get antsy when I'm alone in wanting something. I snap at people. Sorry.
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>>3181863
Supporting >>3181894
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>>3181863
I'm can't say yes, for one reason:
>“You kidnapped her best friend
Even if it was what they thought was necessary to get the Dragon Balls, even if they didn't hurt her, even if they regret it, they still involved someone who was no threat to them to get back at Peppa. Taking advantage of her good nature and potential feelings for Cocoa to get the Dragon Balls. That said, I'll back,
>>3181894
Maybe we just need a night to think it over.
...Spend the night in the ninja fortress? See if they will respond well to that idea, as a show of trust? If not we can just go back to Maple.
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>>3181863
>>3181924
Supporting.

Anyone else think it's kinda weird that Peppa made the trade for Cocoa knowing that the ninjas would end up with a fake ball? What would she do if they retaliated?
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AND if this is the end of talking to them, that we warn them against needlessly fatal sorts of vigilantism, or they'll have a lot more coming down on them than our sister.
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>>3181929
Who's to say Peppa knew?
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>>3181933
Because she suggested the fake ball ya bonehead.
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>>3181929
Ninja don't know that it's her that made the fake, do they?

>>3181930
Raiden Gohan.
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>>3181937
>Ninja don't know that it's her that made the fake, do they?
They might?
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>>3181930
>against needlessly fatal sorts of vigilantism,
Like what? shooting a maniac before he can kill people?
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>>3181945
Is immediate stunning beyond the ken of ninja or ki techniques?
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>>3181948
Yes, even lightning flash surprise takes time to do and one slip up with a stun can make the sniper pull the trigger anyway.
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Okay, can we compromise to go see the Pendulum Room with this lady before we give an answer on not helping her?
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>>3181953
Someone who knows what they're doing can judge if that is the case or not. I'm not convinced these people are even trying.
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>>3181958
Anything that involves us doing things above board has my support.
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Next B or C calls it.
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>>3181961
Will you support C with the intention of getting the Ninjas to cooperate?
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>>3181924
>Spend the night in the ninja fortress
I'd be agreeable to that. Plus we have time to spat about the ethics of tyranny.
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>>3181974
While I like your support, I'm not sure a 14 year old has anything to say or lecture his elders on.
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>>3181979
I meant among the thread.
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>>3181983
Ah, I see. I was envisioning that part of FF6 where you go around the Emperor's place fighting people who don't wanna stop fighting.
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>>3181968
Sure.
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>>3181863
>>B. Sorry. I won’t
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>>3182030
Oh. Oh well, shows what I get for being late/early.
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>>3182030
If that's a switch over to C, then we'll be going with that. Sadly I still have work tomorrow, so...

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #8... Paused.
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

All right folks, that's all for tonight. We’ll continue tomorrow starting ~5:30 pm PST. I’ll be around for a bit for some questions if y’all have any. Did y’all have fun?
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>>3182042
Yes. Good run. Interesting twist possibly pairing Gohan with the ninjas. Yurin amuses me to no end, from her name to her attitude. Excited about tomorrow.
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>>3182042
Haha, and here I was hoping I could make the final decision for once. Oh well. Was good, Kato.
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>>3181863
Is Yurin, actually Paopao's older sister?

Can we help them if they give us proof this Warrior isn't malevolent?

Someone who rules through fear isn't always seen as the good guy.

Isn't that right...Sinestro!
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So, I guess now's as good a time as any.

Seems like we have a lot of reservations about the Warrior, as there should be. We've learned a pretty good deal about the Warrior so far and it looks to be a tyrant-type of leader. On top of that, it's still unclear what, if anything, the cost would be to make said tyrant effective. But we can guess on a couple of thing

>submission
Yurin has hinted at this already, but there's an expectation that everyone will fall in line, either through coercion, force, or because they've been removed. Joining Gohan with Yurin will most likely put us at odds with Maple, Peppa, and very likely Goku. To say nothing of the other high-level fighters. Granted, there may be an option to coerce Acre, Chi-Chi, Izzy, and others on lower strata, but even that is a stretch. Outside of the Warrior, it might fall on Gohan to serve as the Champion/Dragon. That's quite a demand.

>authority
The Warrior is consistent. While a tyrant, it does seem to have a set of expectations. If individuals meet said expectations, they have nothing to be afraid of and can live a life of peace. What's being offered here is a clearly defined set of rules that, when followed, result in a life free of planet destroyers. But we also don't know if Earth as a whole would be compatible with the Warrior's expectations. The people, or the planet itself, may need to be changed in order to meet them.

>power
This is still a little fuzzy, we'll probably know more in the first post tomorrow. But what makes the Warrior so great? Previous encounters have led to the belief that the Warrior may be a teacher, but it seems now that it is a direct actor in bringing about peace. Moreover, we know nothing about how the Warrior achieves peace. Is it through strength of arms? A secret technique? Magic? And, after Babidi, could control ever be wrested from the Warrior without their consent?


To wrap up, there are a lot of unknowns that deserve pause. But I guess the big question that a lot of people are working with is:
>Do you want to bring about cataclysm to install a new god for the greater good?

It's an interesting position.
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>>3182450
>Do you want to bring about cataclysm to install a new god for the greater good?

Absolutely not, specially when said greater good is dubious at best with all the unknowns.

This plan is born of desperation and our group ultimately has been doing fine.
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>>3182454
You're not wrong. But what happens after the first generation is gone or not strong enough to keep going anymore? There are maybe 9-12 viable young characters at this time, which is only holding even with the last group, at best.
They may have a higher potential power, but a decline in manpower is something to worry about. Granted, having one very powerful planet protector is a risk for the same reasons.
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>>3182472
If it comes to that then that generation can revisit that question. And with all the stuff in Super with Beerus and those above him things get shaken up so much that this 'Warrior' probably pales in comparison.
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>>3182477
And as someone ignorant of Super beyond Yamcha's baseball clips and a couple odds and ends, that means nothing to me. I also doubt Gohan's considering multi-dimensional tournaments when weighing his options.
Not that I mind keeping an eye towards the future, I'm just using what we know here and now.
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Hey Kato, whats Yakra and Heckran been up too?

Also for the new folks here!

We got a discord to come chat about this stuff if ya'll are interested!

https://discord.gg/z8CcgTN

We'd love to discuss your thoughts, theories, and well...anything related to Tuffle Quest!
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>>3182503
Discords take discussion out of the threads so I'm going to pass.
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>>3182516
Ironically, this is so we can have discussions in the thread without everything getting bogged down.

Especially when anons argue.
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>>3182523
Speaking of arguing I'm going to rant for a minute so excuse my autism. I've been catching up on the latest few threads and I have to ask:

What the fuck happened with Gohan?

The dude went from the collected sibling to the most insecure, emo bitch I've seen in a long time, who prioritizes a fucking sword over his mother's bleeding out body. Complete with cringy write ins that I don't know how the fuck passed.

>I guess I'm only good at cheating death
He says as he is literally the only one who won his fight 10 minutes ago. Yes you can play medic too you whiny cunt.

>Am I good kid Mommy? I had an angry thought.
Like where did this come from? This is such a 180 from how he's acted in the past and huge departure from his future self who has it worse than him. It's almost OOC in my eyes.

So I don't know what the deal is with you guys. Is your plan to make Gohan the bad sibling and have them fight later or something? Cause all of these developments feel rather forced. Or just want to watch him spiral out of control cause it's funny and you have a spare MC or two? I wouldn't put it past >>3179771 considering his past autism with Acer and his admitted inclination to stir shit.

The fact that we are now even entertaining the option to summon an alien dictator that rules via fear that will be at odds with our friends and family shows how bad this has gotten. It's a major slap in the face of them too since it shows a lack of trust.

So I ask again, what the fuck happened?
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>>3182450
I still don't know how much I'd put behind the warrior being an actual tyrant or actively involved in peacekeeping. It's ambiguous, perhaps purposefully so, but ambiguous nonetheless. What power they have that could stop Ozotto is worth looking into for certain.

I think the best way forward is to convince Yurin that she needs to meet with Trip and we take a look into the pendulum room. See for ourselves how the Warrior behaved, and why exactly their power was quenched. First time we get the chance.
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>>3182607
>Like where did this come from? This is such a 180 from how he's acted in the past and huge departure from his future self who has it worse than him. It's almost OOC in my eyes
There was a christmas special with goat in it?
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>>3182610
If the Warrior is so great.

Then why does he need to be wished back?

>>3182607
The Christmas Special did show some internal doubts Gohan has, but nothing quite to the degree we saw with the Majin situation.
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>>3182607
>The dude went from the collected sibling to the most insecure, emo bitch I've seen in a long time, who prioritizes a fucking sword over his mother's bleeding out body.
Ah, the Red Oni Blue Oni dichotomy. The Red Oni a bashy brute who's outgoing, and the Blue Oni is the calm cool guy who's standoffish. The Red Oni is actually more stable while the Blue Oni has issues.
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>>3182607
You bring up some good points. Times like this I wish my schedule fit better with when Kato runs her threads. That anon in particular seems to want to force him down the Sasuke path, and really, it doesn't sit well with me.

>>3182622
Oh bullshit. Getting a little upset at that is nothing like what you've been proposing. You've been almost gleefully trying to get him to act like an edgy ass.
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>>3182523
>>3182503
Unfortunately I don't have the time to keep up with a discord and would need to drop in and out of conversations regularly.
>>3182610
Not opposed to this at all. There's probably more to be learned by watching than doing.
>>3182607
A benevolent dictatorship can be argued to be the best form of governance. The issue is that no dictator is perfect, so it's hard to make the decision. And you're kind of deciding for everyone else here too.
You're not wrong about Gohan going completely off the rails, especially since he went in around the same level as his sister. But he's just had a bad time since then. Not really a reason to regress to the point of doubting himself to the degree he has.
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>>3182607
>I guess I'm only good at cReating death
Gohan was in a temper and he trusted Kibito to heal his mother, and I got that line from here: https://youtu.be/zBnfvWdwi7M?list=PLoHFA3mnE7J1j4YSmofAs4oRau69WTsjt&t=1179
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>>3182623
>Then why does he need to be wished back?
This is the big one. It's pretty clear the Warrior got curbstomped/tricked at some point. It's not infallible.
That's reason enough to keep the idea at arms length and look into it more, even if the ninjas are doing this, supposedly, out of concern for the planet.
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>>3182631
>Oh bullshit. Getting a little upset at that is nothing like what you've been proposing. You've been almost gleefully trying to get him to act like an edgy ass.
Hey now, I've been wanting Gohan to get over being a kid in general ever since that came up.
https://youtu.be/s7u8xvGBIqU
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>>3182654
You're trying to get him to act like a juvenile edgelord.
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>>3182636
>A benevolent dictatorship can be argued to be the best form of governance. The issue is that no dictator is perfect, so it's hard to make the decision. And you're kind of deciding for everyone else here too.

We don't need this dictator though and without information about it going forward is an objectively bad decision, specially if we don't bring it up with our friends and family. It's a shortsighted plan that comes from Yurin's hero worship and desperation.
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>>3182654
You tried to have him mutilate a guy and then wanted to unconditionally summon the Warrior. I have trouble believing a word you write.
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>>3182636
>Unfortunately I don't have the time to keep up with a discord and would need to drop in and out of conversations regularly.

That's okay anon. I get it. Just figured it's a better way to keep from bogging the thread down or work on battle plans together that'll actually work.

>who prioritizes a fucking sword over his mother's bleeding out body.

I wasn't even here for that but SwordAnon's influence is felt even when I'm not here! Huzzah!

>>3182666
I'd say Gohan should be allowed to feel abit 'edgey'.

He didn't get the sort of toughening up training that Canonhan got with Piccolo. He's had a relatively easy life compared to even his future self.

He's also at a weird place in his life like most teenage boys. Problem is, most teenage boys his age also don't have the power he has. It's a confusing time for him.
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>>3182627
The Red Oni is associated with passion, wildness, and defiance. A Red Oni character is often more brawny than brainy, extroverted, enthusiastic, determined, and filled with a zest for life. They are also much more likely to break conventions and rules than their counterpart. Often an Idiot Hero or, in more mature pieces, a Boisterous Bruiser. If a Red Oni is indeed noticeably intelligent, they will still be much more wild and impetuous than the Blue Oni and/or with less sophisticated thoughts, feelings, or goals. Generally speaking, they're more people-oriented than goal-oriented (although both Oni's can be either). They may or may not shrug off criticism about themselves or their aims and goals, but say or do something nasty to their closest friends and you've just guaranteed yourself a world of pain.

The Blue Oni is associated with serenity, control and observing authority. A Blue Oni is more intellectual, proud, traditional, introverted, and cultured (sometimes more spiritual, although that's not guaranteed). Blue Oni personalities are often respected by others, but also likely to puzzle or confound their peers because they are difficult to read and have a mysterious quality to them. Personality subtypes include The Stoic, The Quiet One, and Aloof Big Brother. It's worth noting that while blue types appear tremendously calm and composed, sometimes, this is just the surface, and scratching that façade may show that they are, if anything, wound far too tight beneath their calm and unemotional appearance.
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I think we as a group, want to see the Warrior with our own eyes, yes?

We know nothing about this guy through our regular historical knowledge. No one seems to know who he is, which either means he existed even before Olibu or his history was always hidden.

If it was always hidden, then who was responsible for that? His enemies, his followers?

There's just too much information missing to go forward on blind faith alone.
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>>3182676
Now, now, I didn't try to have him mutilate a guy, I wanted him to chop off a murdering psychopath's hand or two so that psychopath would have difficulties going on such a rampage in the future.
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>>3182679
See >>3182676 Like, the fuck, dude? That's way too far.

>>3182678
There's a difference between having some insecurities and darker feelings and THAT.
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>>3182679
Sorry man. I really don't care about the themes you take from other media and force it on the characters like some dropout film student
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>>3182689
That's fucked up dude.
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>>3182691
Those aren't the themes I force onto the two characters, that's how we play them. It's been that way since Maple and Acer, or any sibling, there's always one who's boisterous and easygoing, and another who's more considering and reserved. Hey, like Goku and Raditz as well.
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>>3182699
How so? He's not losing his life, he's being forcibly rehabilitated so he can't bring violence to others.
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>>3182670
>It's a shortsighted plan that comes from Yurin's hero worship and desperation.
Bingo. I'd go so far as to say it's a response to something so awesome that you can't comprehend it. The heroes of earth are on an entirely different level, and their fears are the same ones we're expressing now. The only difference is that our heroes occurred by accident, and the Warrior would be purposeful. A chance to take control of a world that is, by natural measures, out kilter. I'd like Gohan to help Yurin, or at least some of the ninjas, understand that their concerns are ours too, from top to bottom.

Having enough information to make a good future decision if things get truly bad would be best. I'm 75/25 on 'no' already, but keeping a card in the back pocket, just in case would be nice insurance.

And besides, the more information we have now, the better we can negotiate in the future. The ninjas aren't going to go away, and positioning Gohan at least as mildly sympathetic to them opens up a lot of avenues we would close off by telling them to sit and spin.

And Gohan is the ideal one to do it too, because he has shown himself to be big picture focused (usually). I think this incident could help get him on an interesting development track as a defensive intermediary. Some sort of bouncer-negotiator.
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>>3182700
>>3182703
Mate, at what point has either Maple or Acer tried to chop off the hands of a defeated foe? Retaliated in such an over the too manner? You go too far and you don't see the consequences for such actions.

You want Black Mantas? Because this is how you get Black Mantas. And Gohan is no Arthur.
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>>3182689
The Kenshin Himura method would work better.

Take care of a digit that lets him wield a gun/knife/sword.

If he acts up again, take out the other one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E58jlYJ6Ipo

I am a-okay with Gohan going the Kenshin route.

He can remain a good person, without needing a huge body count.

Just because you have the power to take a life or maim others, doesn't mean you should.

>>3182706
Is there a time limit on wishing back the Warrior?

Because if they need to wish him back, then realistically they can do it whenever we need it.

The optimist in me hopes that'd he'd be a good alley. One we can convince him that fear to rule isn't the right option. The realist in me however knows we'll just get another Bro-zotto attempt...
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>>3182713
ally*
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>>3182712
>Mate, at what point has either Maple or Acer tried to chop off the hands of a defeated foe? Retaliated in such an over the too manner? You go too far and you don't see the consequences for such actions.
When she's not playing Redemption, Maple has been known to punch stomach plugs out of people. Hell, 15 and 16 are still heads.

If you w
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>>3182713
The problem is that this is a world where such things can get replaced, with the right connections. Which means the only lesson he learns is that he needs to seek revenge.
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>>3182718
>>3182712
If you want to practice mercy on a foe, Van Zant's the wrong person for it.

>>3182719
Fair point.
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>>3182718
She fixed Vegeta's leg.
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>>3182722
Vegeta didn't kill any Earthlings either.
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>>3182724
He intended to kill her and was a mass murderer. She still saved him and showed mercy.
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>>3182719
That is true. Van Zant would just get androidified and be even stronger next time.

Perhaps there's a way to expel all that negative energy inside of him without killing him? Make him see the error of his ways and be forced to face his old life with compassion and empathy.

I'd say that'd be a real punishment. Make him feel bad for the things he's done by making it possible. We may need to connect some wires in his brain to do so...

>>3182724
He did slaughter a lot of people under Frieza's name though. Or to satisfy his own Saiyanistic lust for battle.
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>>3182676
>and then wanted to unconditionally summon the Warrior.
What's wrong with helping out unconditionally? Is that what you got from Equivalent Exchange, that should you always be miserly with your assistance? Do you need a reason to help someone?

The Ninja's intentions are good, and if that's a road to hell it leads to, we can handle it because that's what we do with every obstacle.
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>>3182732
>He did slaughter a lot of people under Frieza's name though. Or to satisfy his own Saiyanistic lust for battle.
Maple also didn't care too much about Gine literally chopping her people up and preparing them for dinner, due to the fact that it was nobody she knew.
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>>3182733
Their logic is flawed and Yurin is putting too much faith in someone that may be a tyrant who will backstab her. Hence why I say Pendulum Room.
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>>3182741
I'm not saying no to Pendulum Room, I fully endorse that, that's how we can be 101% sure this is a good plan.
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>>3182741
Also we need to talk about her jiangshi talismans...
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>>3182733
Because I think you know it will most likely lead to hell and you want to do anyways.

Or am I giving you too much credit and you're just a fundamental idiot?
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>>3182713
The Warrior has been locked away for a little while. I don't believe that it's dead. That's my concern that it might be related to the Majins. But that also means it can be released at any time, with the wish. There may be a recovery time to build up power though.

I also want to believe it's done with good intentions. The fact that the Dragon Ball didn't move when Yurin tripped over it suggests that they might have considered the destruction of the world too, and have set something up so that the balls can't be removed once placed. So they wouldn't scatter. So, that can be used for good and for ill.

Ultimately I think a best practice would be for Gohon to say that the Ninjas should stop gathering the Dragon Balls, and that, when the time comes, you'll get the last one for them. Throw in an offer to first try to deter, then outright oppose Peppa's continued ninja hunts, and you might be able to strike a deal. That gives more time to focus on any upcoming threats, and investigate the Warrior independently.
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>>3182760
>when the time comes
When/if
They need to feel safe. Help them do that.
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>>3182760
>I don't believe that it's dead. That's my concern that it might be related to the Majins.
...
I think I figured it out. What's a Majin that behaves like a caterpillar?
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>>3182773
This is a Hoi/Tapion thing isn't it?

We're releasing the true demon god the phantom majin Hirudagarn is based on I bet.
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>>3182753
So you wouldn't follow someone to hell and back?

Though, Yurin could just be giving us the warm sun now that the cold wind's over.
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>>3182791
Getting to Hell and out of it is easy.

Just got through King Yemma's desk.
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Onto the next topic of business: Should there be more furry characters?
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>>3182862
Also, https://youtu.be/AvkvoljlLEI
Gohan's class doesn't have one furry or scalie in it. They let a baby in over any of those. Did we accidentally go into the racist school?
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>>3182607
Nah it ain't autism dude, you bring up some valid concerns. I'll say this, I am still okay with Gohan going a little overboard, but only because it was just that, a little. He saw that he isn't perfect and can learn from this mistake. I don't want him going all emo, but I would like him to learn and grow. If that makes sense.

I'm still not 100% behind Yurin's idea because like a lot of people said, there are some pretty big holes in her plan. Plus they still kidnapped Cocoa to get to Peppa, and that's a dick move, leaving her unharmed or not. But I'd like to give them a chance to come to an understanding with us and settle this without need for further conflict. Pendulum Room is probably the best bet anyone has to reach that without conflict.
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>>3182773
...fug. I just saw this post. Now 100% going to say we need the Pendulum Room.
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>>3182516
>Discords take discussion out of the threads so I'm going to pass.

>>ALL THIS SHIT
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>>3183050
Well, we've figured out who the Warrior is and who:

>Out runs a strange pink man in similar garb

is as well.

Hello, Opan's friend. Hoi.
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>>3183124
Did we? I'm lost, but glad we figured some stuff out? Good job, team!
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>>3183403
Well we've narrowed it down.

Just depends on what Kato's plans are.

But this is been hinted at since the first day we met Beelzebub.
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>>3183411
Alright, so can we use this information gleaned from media and Maple's experiences for Gohan?
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>>3183415
Once we talk with Maple, I don't see why not.
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>>3183421
But if we do talk with Maple, that might set Earth's underworld against us forever.
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>>3183422
Then we talk to Beelzebub. He's over 3,000 years old. He should know something about this Warrior.
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>>3183433
Why would we talk to Beelzebub, and where would we talk to him?
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>>3183411
Neat. I'm not exactly knowledgeable about this stuff anymore, but it sounds like good drama.

>>3183415
I still think agreeing to help deal with Peppa (hopefully by deception rather than combat) might be the way to go, if only to get more time. It could also set up an interesting dynamic where Gohan embraces his more alien traits, while Peppa plays the role as the hero of earth.
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>>3183436
>Why would we talk to Beelzebub, and where would we talk to him?
Rock-Off favor.
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>>3183452
>Rock-Off favor.
I don't get it.
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sorry for the long read of our nonsense Kato!
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>>3183446
>It could also set up an interesting dynamic where Gohan embraces his more alien traits, while Peppa plays the role as the hero of earth.
I think Peppa does embrace her more alien natures as well as her Earthling nurture, and comes out more Pepped from it.

Gohan, I'm not sure about. He has to deal with shadow, both external on him and internal within, so he could be a negative, but not necessarily evil version of her that seeks out other ways than the well-traveled.
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>>3183473
Peppa generally thinks of herself as an earthling first though. Same as Maple and Goku. She even said as much.
Recognizing that you are a guest from another world, is a different matter. You aren't entitled to the same things, and it can provide a different perspective. Just thinking it could encourage Gohan to allow for an approach that allows for more individual agency of the humans compared to most of the other cast.
It might go over well with the ninjas too if they're feeling powerless, that someone is willing to go to bat for them.
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>>3182045
Glad to hear!

>>3182049
Sorry that I can't really run for any longer than I do, but thank you!

>>3182631
>Times like this I wish my schedule fit better with when Kato runs her threads.
My apologies. Again, if I'd like to run these a bit longer, but I've still got my own obligations.

>>3182292
Indeed. It's Yurin.

>>3182607
Thank you for voicing your concerns. It isn't autistic to want things consistent, your concerns are valid. Or, at the very least, if it is, know that I have about 80 pages and counting of it. I have been trying to keep things together but I must admit that it is a bit more of a challenge juggling the three of characters and keeping them consistent. If y'all think I should take a bit more scrutiny in the write-ins, please, let me know. I want to make sure that everyone's having fun, not just a few folks.

>>3182773
>>3182776
>>3182977
>>3183124
>>3183403
Interesting.

Okay, sorry for the delay, I wanted to make sure I didn't miss any of the discussion from this. Thank you all for keeping it relatively civil, at least.

>>3183471
Again, it's fine.

Okay, we are back!

>>3181863
“I... I need to think. I want to believe you, that we can keep everything and everyone I care about safe... even if it is through fear. But I’m afraid that someone that strong wouldn’t necessarily have our best interests in mind. They could turn on you, then end up one more threat. Is there at least a way to... I don’t know, seal this warrior up again should he end up like that?”

“A reasonable concern.” She brings her hand back, then pats your head again, leaning down and smiling. “I can say however that we are prepared for that. Yes, he could pose a risk to us...” As she pulls her hand back from your head, you notice there’s a talisman in it. One that you swear wasn’t there before. Did she use some sleight of hand trick? Did she materialize it with magic? ...Were you distracted by- agh, no! No you weren’t! Bad thoughts! Shoo! Focus here! “...But we have our ways. Fear doesn’t just mean direct assault. Disorienting a foe, even tricking foes into attacking each other. And beyond that... he is still a hero who worked tirelessly to protect his people a long, long time ago. Just as you are willing to give us a chance, we are willing to give him a chance.”

Your eyes catch the setting sun. “...I need time. Time to think this over. Can you give me that? At least one night?”

(cont.)
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She seems... disappointed, but understanding. “One night. If you would prefer, we can give you a place to sleep. Or if not, we can let you return you outside. In morning though, we would like a definitive answer.”

Well. That’s an offer. “...Heh. I was actually going to ask if I could spend the night here. So...”

“Of course. We can prepare a place for you.”

“Thank you-” You pause then rub the back of your neck. “Um... it seems a little rude to just call you ‘lady,’ and I mean I’m not really part of you guys... so, er, what is your name?”

“It’s Yurin.” she tells you in a sweet voice. Well. So this is that girl they mentioned... what an unfortunate name.

“Thank you, Yurin.” The two of you bow, and she turns to head back to her desk she... again trips over one of the Dragon Balls, faceplanting. You hear her groan and grumble, then start to hit her fists on the carpet for a bit before pushing herself back up, pouting. The frog ninja hurries you away from her and guides you through the fortress.

“Our Lady is putting a substantial degree of trust in you.” he comments, turning his head and squinting. “I hope it is not misplaced.”

“I want all of us to make the right choice.” you respond calmly. Finally you’re shown a small but relatively cozy room. You see the bed and immediately collapse into it, letting out a loud sigh. What a day it’s been. But.. this is at the very least could help everyone out. Right?

>A. ...Maybe you can walk around for a bit, talk with a few folks
>B. Best to finally get some shut-eye. You’re exhausted
>C. Contact mom. Let her know that, at the very least, you’re safe
>D. Need to devise a plan for tomorrow first...
>E. Something else?
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>>3183533
>A. ...Maybe you can walk around for a bit, talk with a few folks

Ask what that pink guy was in such a rush for.

Also ask how they got crane members to their side so easily.

>D. Need to devise a plan for tomorrow first...
Learn more about this warrior and these ninjas...

>C. Contact mom. Let her know that, at the very least, you’re safe

BUT LET YURIN KNOW, that way we can explain so our mom doesn't get suspicious why we're gone over night.
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>>3183533
>A. ...Maybe you can walk around for a bit, talk with a few folks
>C. Contact mom. Let her know that, at the very least, you’re safe
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>>3183533
>B. Best to finally get some shut-eye. You’re exhausted
Ninjas work at night, but it might be night time wherever we are. Maybe?
>C. Contact mom. Let her know that, at the very least, you’re safe
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Thanks for being so understanding, Kato.

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>C & D.
Pendulum Room.
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>A
I want some ninja buddies!
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>>3183533
>A. ...Maybe you can walk around for a bit, talk with a few folks
>C. Contact mom. Let her know that, at the very least, you’re safe

What I wanted to see was convincing the ninjas to work with us to some degree, at least enough so we're all on the same page on the nature of this warrior.
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