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>You are one of two young Tuffle twins, thrown at Earth starting in early Dragon Ball by your "father"

>"Canon" has already taken a sharp turn from the "norm," as you'll readily see, and can take even sharper turns depending on the thread's action/dialogue choices and ideas

>Stats and dice mechanics will be used, and explained when needed as the quest progresses

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

Previously on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest: you defeated Piccolo Jr. and had an encounter with Towa again. The Tournament continued, though in attempting to stop Garlic Jr., Kami ended up trapped, and "outed" as "King Piccolo!" Goku then faced off against Magil, managing a victory by drawing out his hidden strength, and when Towa's creation attempted to blast him when his guard was down, you managed to save Goku just in time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8JwUGR9Sok
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>>42682213
You take a moment to let that really sink in. You did it. You really did it. Goku's saved.

...and then the pain kicks in. Ow. OW. OW! Gods, gah! Hand hurts, hand really hurts! You look down at it and... egh. Ow. Oww...

"Uh... w-while I think we're all still a little lost as to what happened, it would seem that Maple has prevented Magil from his attempt on Goku's life, and... can we get a medic here?" the Announcer guy asks, then turns to the crowd. "Can't start the match just yet. Apologies folks! We'll get this done as soon as she's fixed up."

Goku walks with you as you head out of the arena, a concerned look on his face. "That... uh... was a close one. Thanks, Maple, but, how'd you know Magil was going to try to cheat like that?"

>A. The truth is, Goku...
>B. Just... had a flash of Foresight
>C. Talk later, heal now! Ow, ow, ow!
>D. Something else?
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>>42682213
>A. The truth is, Goku...
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>>42682247
>>A. The truth is, Goku...
Been seeing this shit for two years, finally stopped it.
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>>42682247
>The truth is, Goku...
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>>42682247
>A. The truth is, Goku...

I CAN SEE THE FUTURE
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>>42682247
>C. Talk later, heal now! Ow, ow, ow!
>D. You promised me you wouldn't let your guard up! What the Helllllll, man?
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>>42682247
>A. The truth is Goku... you forgot to keep your guard up! Now my hand is broken and singed and junk!
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>>42682647
At least delete your old vote anon.
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>>42682675
You don't have to when you vote for different things in different posts.
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>>42682708
I dunno man, I now see 2 votes advocating blaming Goku for not keeping his guard up even though Maple was up there with him congratulating him, putting him in a sense of security. Just Saiyan.
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>>42682755
It's even worse that being in proximity of us didn't remind him of what he promised us.
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>>42682247
You look down sheepishly, rubbing your hand. Gah, still hurts... well, time to tell him. He's gotta know. "Truth is, monkey boy... I've been seeing... something like that for almost two years now."

Goku's eyes go wide. "T-two years?"

You nod slowly. "Yeah... during the Mifan Tournament, I had this... flash of foresight, saw you when you were older, in the Tournament. And..." You stop and hold your arm a little defensively. "I... saw you... I saw someone blast you, right through the chest."

Goku stops, the pieces finally falling into place for him. "Then... you did that for..." Your friend sighs and slouches a little. "You... wow, I don't really know what to say..."

"Told you to not let your guard down." you tell him with a bit of a faked pout on your face.

"Sorry..." he sighs out. "You got yourself hurt because of me..."

Your conversation is interrupted by Nam, who starts healing your hand. Looks like you didn't have to worry about him trying something like Ginger did, at least. When it's all healed, Tien approaches you both. "Seems we'll be starting soon. I'm not going to back down from this, Maple. You better not disappoint me." the triclops tells you with a bit of a haughty smirk.

>A. I'll be the one facing Goku next round, Tien
>B. YOU better not disappoint ME!
>C. Don't fret over what happened, monkey boy, I'm just glad you're okay...
>D. Something else?
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>>42682835
>>C. Don't fret over what happened, monkey boy, I'm just glad you're okay...
>B. YOU better not disappoint ME!
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>>42682835
>A. I'll be the one facing Goku next round, Tien
>Double peace sign with arms crossed
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>>42682835
>B. YOU better not disappoint ME!
"I've been looking forward to this, this is the first time we've fought seriously."
Cheeky grin

Then
>C. Don't fret over what happened, monkey boy, I'm just glad you're okay...
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>>42682835
>B. YOU better not disappoint ME!
>C. Don't fret over what happened, monkey boy, I'm just glad you're okay...
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>>42682835
>C. Don't fret over what happened, monkey boy, I'm just glad you're okay...
And give him a little smile. He knows why we did it, and he likes us when we're strong and when we're a little sheepish. Let's combine the two.
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Pain is the best teacher. If we forgive him now, he'll fail to retain this lesson in the future.
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>>42683054
Bored aren'tcha?
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>>42683083
He gets taken out by a ray gun even when he is one of the strongest beings in the universe, I think we should hammer this home.
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>>42683097
He gets taken out by a heart condition in his adult years, too. Let's infect him with measles to teach him the value of good health.
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>>42683176
Has he been vaccinated yet? I don't think he has. Good thinking, anon.
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>>42683097
But he isn't one of the strongest beings in the universe, not yet anyway.
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>>42683206
I posted that with the intention of being fascisious, but I can't actually be upset about the direction this conversation is going.
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>>42683176
That strawman isn't applicable because we prevented him from getting shot with a laser beam, and would get your hypothetical measles from protecting him from measles. The point is, he should feel bad.
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>>42683261
And he does anon. But do you really think Maple would just think 'Yeah stay feeling bad and learn your lesson.'? No, she wouldn't.

And regardless of what she says here, he'll remember that she got injured because of him, its not going away.
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>>42683300
It's important that promises be kept, or else...
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>>42682835
"YOU better not disappoint ME, Tien!" you tell him with a confident grin. " I've been looking forward to this, this is the first time we've fought seriously."

"Indeed it has." the triclops nods. "To think, three years ago my mind was set on humiliating the Turtle School's warriors. Things have changed quite a bit."

"All of us are stronger now. But just so you know, I plan to be the one facing Goku next round." You crack your knuckles. Ah, so much better now that your hand's healed. You flash a double V-sign, then turn to Goku. "Don't fret over what happened, monkey boy, I'm... just glad you're okay." Your face goes a little red, but you keep that confident grin on your face, placing your fist forward. "Just keep it as a reminder of what I said."

"Right!" Goku shouts excitedly, bumping his fist against yours. "Good luck out there. And you too, Tien!"

As you and the Triclops approach the ring, the Announcer guy seems to have gotten the crowds under control. "All righty, ladies and gentlemen, the second round's second match, returning competitor Tien Shinhan against Champion Maple Mahogany will start shortly!" Tien takes his stance as you take yours. "Fighters ready? BEGIN!"

>A. Let's test the waters a bit, balance it out but don't try any tricks just yet
>B. Let's start this off with a bang! No holding back!
>C. Stay on the defensive, make him come to you
>D. Energy attack!
>E. Something else?
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>>42683363
>>B. Let's start this off with a bang! No holding back!
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>>42683363
>B. Let's start this off with a bang! No holding back!
Come at him hard with a Izumi Combo with...
>D. Energy attack!
Lightning Spirit Bit Support.
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>>42683363
>B. Let's start this off with a bang! No holding back!
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Rolled 9, 2, 9, 4, 10 + 6 = 40 (5d10 + 6)

1d20, best of 5, try to beat this roll.
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>42683603
pls
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>42683603
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>>42683603
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>42683603
:3
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>42683603
DC 16, might be a little tough.
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>42683631
This works in every other thread. Why can't I get it to work here?
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>>42683639
Well okay then, I guess I'll just prove myself wrong.
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>>42683639
Welp.

Writing...
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>>42683639
Get wrecked, Tien.
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>>42683639
RABU RABU TENKYOKEN
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>>42683363
Tien seems like he's ready for you, he's not going to be holding back here. Well neither are you! The two of you lunge at each other, Tien's first strike barely missing your head as you duck under it. You grab on to his arm and strike him in the gut, then follow through by throwing him to the ground. Before he has time to get up, you pop out your Spirit Bits, a little Lightning added to give it that extra kick, and continue with your attack. Tien tries for his Machinegun punch, but you stop him right as he's about to strike with a few blasts from the Spirit Bits, stunning him in place and letting you throw out a Machinegun punch of your own!

Tien falls backwards as your Spirit Bits start to pummel him alongside you, an elbow to the chest sending him down hard. To his credit, though, Tien's able to get up from that fairly quickly, grinning wide at you. "Th-that was a good one... heh, guess there's no need to hold anything back now." He stands tall, his aura flaring up, and then becoming a blazing red color. "KAIO-KEN!"

>A. KAIO-KEN!
>B. RAIO-KEN!
>C. Combine them! See if Tien can keep up!
>D. Defense, weather through this and wait until it ends!
>E. Energy attack!
>F. Something else?
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>>42683894
>B. RAIO-KEN!
Red versus Blue!
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>>42683894
> C. Combine them!
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>>42683894
>>B. RAIO-KEN!

GOTTA GO FAST
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>>42683894
>B. RAIO-KEN!
Play keep away until his Kaio-ken ends. TK enhanced reflexes. Maybe activate conscious foresight if you feel its needed.

>E. Energy attack!
Start charging Galvanic Volt Charge Hammer in the meantime to strike when he flares down.
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>>42683894
>C
THINK FAST, DOUCHEFAG
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>>42683894
>>42683999
Seconding getting together an Electric Boogeyman
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>>42683894
Okay, so, here's what I'm thinking: Goku has a naturally higher power level than we do, and that's probably always going to be the case. This is the point where it's likely to matter most for a while now, since this will at least be the last world tournament we participate in for the next three years. We can't close the power gap completely, so we need to adapt in a way that he can't immediately counter.

We need to be able to withstand Kaio-ken without being in it ourselves, at least for a short time. If we can do that, we should be able to at least wear him out before we run out of steam. Kaio-ken takes a lot out of its user, relatively quickly. Even forcing him to use it more often than we do could work for us.

So, with that said, I say we defend for now. Let Tien wear himself out, while gauging whether or not we actually CAN weather something like this in our base form. If not, Kaio-ken him right back. If we can, wearing Goku down like this might be a viable option once we fight him.
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>>42683894
>>42683999
Thirding this, trips tell me it's the right option!
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>>42684076
Thankfully Raio-ken doesn't take as much out of us since we mastered it and is a viable way to stay away from a Kaio-ken user.
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>>42684076
I think Raioken will wear us down a lot too.
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Rolled 6, 3, 10, 10, 10 + 2 = 41 (5d10 + 2)

1d20, best of 5!
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>42684139
Sorry, Tien.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>42684139
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>42684139
pls
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>42684139
pancake captcha!
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>>42684158
Liam is lulling us into a false sense of security. Don't be fooled!
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>>42684158
Haha
Hahahhaha
BWHAHAHAHAHA
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>>42684139
He just rolled three criticals, but then again, >>42684158
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>42684139
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>>42684139
That actually could have hurt if it connected, but...

>>42684158
Twice in a row. Wow.

>pancake catchpa
Indeed.

Writing...
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>>42684202
I don't he can crit or critfail since he is using a d10. Thats like a 40+% chance to get a 1 or a 10 on a best of 5.

Still getting 3 10s is impressive.
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>>42684188
Seriously, remember anon from last thread jinxed us on this fight. We have something coming our way.

But come to think of it, two critical successes should be enough to beat Tien.
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>>42684451
Poor Tien...
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>>42684463
Maple didn't underestimate him and didn't hold back. Its the fight he wanted.
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>>42683894
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbbwXA6zkiU

Tien's stronger than you are now. That's for sure. However... "RAIO-KEN!" You're faster. Tien bursts forth at you, putting a LOT of power into his attacks. The problem for him is, however, he just can't hit you. You start charging up an attack, moving out of the way of a Dodonpa, using your Telekinesis to keep up your skillful dodging.

"Unbelievable, ladies and gentlemen! Sparks are literally flying as this match kicks things up a notch! Tien's putting a lot of strength on display here, but he just can't seem to keep up with Maple's incredible speed! Our cameras can't even follow this!"

Tien's frustrated at his poor performance, but right as he tries to match your speed with a Raio-ken of his own, you get a flash of foresight, your charge reaching full right in the nick of time as you fire your blast point blank at Tien, doing some serious damage and stunning him in the process. He's down on one knee, trying to shake it off, but he's completely vulnerable now...

>A. Try to finish this quickly, get Tien out of the ring!
>B. Attack while Tien's vulnerable, but don't try to throw him out just yet
>C. Start something else, Tien might have something up his sleeve...
>D. Something else?
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>>42684540
>A.
Maple's got him on the ropes, and she's got to be feeling confident about this. Lucky hits or no, she's the sort who would press this advantage.
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>>42684540
>A. Try to finish this quickly, get Tien out of the ring!
Kaio-ken and charge him, but use an afterimage feint in case he has something prepared then knock him out from behind. Keep up Foresight too just in case.
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>>42684540
>A. Try to finish this quickly, get Tien out of the ring!
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>>42684540
>A. Try to finish this quickly, get Tien out of the ring!
Nice try, Tien, but not good enough
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Rolled 9, 4, 7, 8, 6 + 3 = 37 (5d10 + 3)

You know the drill, 1d20, best of 5!
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>>42684540
>B. Attack while Tien's vulnerable, but don't try to throw him out just yet
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>42684733
pls
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>42684733
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>42684733
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>42684733
Rolling

>>42684766
Tien might still be in this if we can't beat a 12.
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>>42684766
I regret everything.
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>>42684766
Dang, we were SO close to Flawless Victory
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>42684733
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>>42684743
>>42684766
>>42684781
>>42684784
>>42684827
...WELP.

Writing...
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WELP. I suppose we still passed, but Tien is at least going to get a damn good hit in.
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>>42684766
>>42684827
...Oh this is gonna hurt. Probably pass, but hurt.
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>>42684766
Damn!

>>42684827
Damndamn!
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Well at least our Karma reset. Two 1s for two 20s.
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>>42684853
I dunno, our successes could still be eaten up by those 1s.
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>We get Tien out of the ring
>We are also out of the ring
>HEAVEN or HELL decided next post
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Name ourselves the E warriors. Its still Gohan.
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>>42684984
Get back to class Pat.
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>>42684984
3rd Rock Saints roll everywhere.
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>>42684853
Hey, good news is that Tien isn't totally jobbing here. He's a cool dude, and he's been pretty consistently just as strong as us for a while now. Also, we did just charge in headfirst. This outcome makes sense.
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>>42685073
Hey, I said afterimage feint along with foresight. We are still using tactics. Just you know...1s.
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I wonder if Tien's going to blow up the ring again?
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>>42684540
You're feeling confident. Perhaps too confident. Still... "Kaio-ken!" Your blazing aura flares around your body as you dash at your opponent, feinting an Afterimage and going for an attack behind him.

Tien spots his opportunity, though. "SAMMA SANKAPPA!" Right as your kick connects... it's like he doesn't even feel it. You keep up your attacks, trying to get through his now incredible defense, but Tien weathers through it all, finally shaking off the stun and revealing that he too has the Explosive Wave.

You're pushed off him, your Kaio-ken fading, Tien now with his second wind. You're both smirking at each other, and you can hear your friends cheering you both on. You can't help but smirk at him. "That was smart."

"I'm not done yet, Maple." The triclops crosses his arms, energy building up around him... and suddenly, there isn't just one Tien here. There are FOUR. You feel the power of each of them drop to a quarter... but that ends up not mattering as much. "I've got something special in store for you. KAIO-KEN... TIMES THREE!"

>A. Turtle up! Weather through it!
>B. Raio-ken again, try to out-speed them!
>C. Kaio-ken x3 yourself! Overpower them!
>D. 12 eyes? That's not gonna help you against a SOLAR FLARE!
>E. CLOTHES BEAM!
>F. Energy attack!
>G. Something else?
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>>42685026
Hey I've got something cool to show you.
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>>42685119
>D. 12 eyes? That's not gonna help you against a SOLAR FLARE!

Try to knock each of them out of the ring, while they're stunned.
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>>42685119
C.
Tien deserves our very best.
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>>42685119
>B. Raio-ken again, try to out-speed them!
>D. 12 eyes? That's not gonna help you against a SOLAR FLARE!
Let's just play keep away for a bit, no need to risk getting grappled and pummled
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>>42685119
>D. 12 eyes? That's not gonna help you against a SOLAR FLARE!
Then
>C. Kaio-ken x3 yourself! Overpower them!
Knock them together like we did with the Saiyans back at Planet Plant.
Then
>F. Energy attack!
Phantom Shotgun them as a group.

>>42685127
Quiet you.
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>>42685119
>D. 12 eyes? That's not gonna help you against a SOLAR FLARE!
>E. CLOTHES BEAM!
Clothes Beam to distract them, then Solar Flare from above.
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>>42685148
E is our best
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>>42685119
Does clothes beam not count as using a weapon?
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>>42685229
Never has, we've used it before.
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>>42685119
>D. 12 eyes? That's not gonna help you against a SOLAR FLARE!
>C. Kaio-ken x3 yourself! Overpower them!
>B. Raio-ken again, try to out-speed them!
>A. Samma Sankappa!
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>>42685187
Ok
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Can we make sweaters out of fiberglass?
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>>42685187
>>42685119
Also if for some reason something goes wrong and we start getting pummeled, break out with Explosive Wave.
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>>42685119
>D. 12 eyes? That's not gonna help you against a SOLAR FLARE!
>B. Raio-ken again, try to out-speed them!
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1d20, best of 5, this could make or break the fight!
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>42685353
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>42685353
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>42685353
pls
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>42685353
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Rolled 3, 9, 2, 3, 7 + 4 = 28 (5d10 + 4)

>>42685353
Damn it capitalized the first letter...
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5% chance to fuck it all up. Who wants to take the shot?
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>42685353
>53 ▶>>42685366 >>42685367 >>42685369 >>42685377
>1d20, best of 5, this could make or break the fight!

For goku!
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>>42685369
>>42685423
Guess it didn't matter after all. Well well...

Writing...
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>42685401
I'll take this dance.
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>>42685448
Too late Sam, but I appreciate the effort.
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>yfw this Kaioken wears him out 12 times as much and he needs some serious medical attention
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>>42685119
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDGUJgk9pTE

That's a clever technique if you've ever seen one. But that looks like it'll take too much out of him to continue... and you're still at close to full strength! You combine the Kaio-ken x3 with the Raio-ken and let out a mighty roar, taking to the sky just in time for the four Tiens to end up crashing into each other as they try to take you down. They all look up, which is exactly what you wanted them to do. "SOLAR FLARE!"

The four opponents let out cries of pain, covering their faces. You bolt to the ground, CLOTHES BEAMing a ribbon around them all and getting them into one tight group, and without time to even react, you dash in front of them, firing a point-blank Phantom Shotgun at them all. The four Tiens fly out of the ring, each one landing at the wall to the side of it, clearly completely exhausted. You smile, and do a little victory pose.

"Tien, all four of them, are out of bounds! Maple Mahogany will advance to the next round!"

Launch, Chi-chi, and Nam hurry over to Tien, with him managing to return to one person. They heal his injuries, but Tien's still clearly worn out. Still, he looks up, smiling wide. "You gave me your best, and didn't hold back. I thank you, Maple. Now I know just how much harder I'll have to train."

The two of you flash a thumb's up, to the crowd's cheers. As you all walk back, Goku is smiling wide at you both. "Awesome! That was amazing! You guys were great, really!"

>A. Don't let that get to your head, Goku, remember you'll be facing me tomorrow!
>B. Say... want to make a wager, monkey boy?
>C. Compliment Tien on his techniques, that all could have seriously hurt if you were just a little too slow
>D. Tien, you sure you're fine? That was risky
>E. Something else?
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>>42685827
>>A. Don't let that get to your head, Goku, remember you'll be facing me tomorrow!
>>B. Say... want to make a wager, monkey boy?
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>>42685827
>D. Tien, you sure you're fine? That was risky
"I mean, if it works like I think it does, as soon as your bodies join back up it's twelve times as taxing."
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>>42685827
>A. Don't let that get to your head, Goku, remember you'll be facing me tomorrow!
>B. Say... want to make a wager, monkey boy?
>C. Compliment Tien on his techniques, that all could have seriously hurt if you were just a little too slow
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>>42685827
Didn't we already bet Goku dinner if he wins?

>C. Compliment Tien on his techniques, that all could have seriously hurt if you were just a little too slow

We totes gotta get that Sankappa.
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>>42685827
>C. Compliment Tien on his techniques, that all could have seriously hurt if you were just a little too slow
>A. Don't let that get to your head, Goku, remember you'll be facing me tomorrow!

I thought we already made a wager, but fuck it double down.
>B. Say... want to make a wager, monkey boy?
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>>42685887
We already have Sankappa. We just haven't used it yet.
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>>42685911
If we learn 100% mode and Sankappa then we'd be a MAXIMUM TANK.

Wait, are girls allowed to learn 100% mode?
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>>42685827
>C. Compliment Tien on his techniques, that all could have seriously hurt if you were just a little too slow
Then
>A. Don't let that get to your head, Goku, remember you'll be facing me tomorrow!
>B. Say... want to make a wager, monkey boy?
Kissu, if we win
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>>42685935
Our Denjin is already better, theres no need.
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So, what DO we want to wager?
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>>42685935
Think Kato's mentioned that the problem with it is it's too slow. Don't know how that would work with the Raio-ken, though. To be completely honest I don't think we really need it, though.
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>>42685949
but, muscles maple?
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>>42685981
I assumed Kato had something in mind. We already have a dinner bet on who's paying.
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>>42685949
100% Denjin Kamehameha.
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>>42685981
He has to help build us a flying school of our own.
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>>42685981
If we win, we both head back to Goku's grandpa's house with a picnic basket for a proper date.
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>>42686003
>somewhere in the galaxy, a planet was destroyed from the shockwave of the attack being used

GG.
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>>42686003
>100% Denjin Kamehameha through Spirit Gate
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>>42686015
A school that flies, or a school for teaching people to fly?

Because for the first Pilaf is a better bet.
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>>42686056
>On a Kaioken x3
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>>42686059
whynotboth.jpg
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>>42686028
Or the moon gets reduced to rubble again.
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>>42686003
>>42686056
>>42686075
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>>42686101
>"Thanks for agreeing to teach me Master, but this school is a little, I mean, what with my fear of heights and all"
>"YOUR TRAINING BEGINS NOW!"
>push
>"AAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa"
>"You weren't ready."
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>>42686103
Anyone and their grandma can blow up the moon, anon.

Try harder.
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>>42686147
You know Frieza's ranting about "monkeys" is going to be kind of awkward in this timeline when we meet him, considering we've kind of turned "monkey" into an affectionate term for Goku.
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>>42686255
>Goku: "Why does it make me feel funny when he says it, too, Maple?"

>Maple: Blushing and trying to curl into a ball.
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>>42686290
>Frieza status: confused, disturbed, possibly scarred for life
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>>42686290
>bad thoughts involving Freiza and Goku all sweaty and muscley
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>>42686290
>>Maple: Blushing and trying to curl into a ball.
I bet you that makes Towa even more jelly. I mean she's pretty much stalker-level obsessed with Maple now, and that whole spiel with Piccolo DID start to seem like she acting out of jealousy.
>No you can't have another demon rival in your life I'M your demon rival you belong to ME!
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>>42686421
So she took away Piccolo's demonic Ki and made him a normal Namekian.

>"Now I am your only demon rival!"
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>>42686290
I want to see that now, if only because
>Maple: Blushing and trying to curl into a ball.
Is adorable.
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>>42686459
y cant maple crawl ?
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>>42686459
>Maple: Blushing and trying to curl into a SUPER MONKEY BALL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtsnNNYxpnw
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>>42686498
Even better. We've just created our first double-tech with Goku.
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>>42686556
>"Thats it. Killing you both!"

I loved that DBZA Movie for the Goku and Vegeta interactions.
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>>42686556
>>42686585

>what works? Team-work!
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>>42685827
You thrust your fist forward, smiling wide. "Don't let that go to your head, Goku. You'll be facing ME tomorrow!"

Goku's excited grin only grows wider. "Not gonna back down, Maple. Gonna give it my all!" He thrusts his fist forward as well.

"Damn right you are!" you shout, tapping fists with Goku. Chi-chi and Launch giggle softly as Tien starts to laugh, though winces in pain. "H-hey, you okay there? If that works like I think it does..."

"My body's endured worse. All I need is time to recover my strength." the triclops responds. "J-just don't make me laugh, please."

"Well, that was a really amazing move, then. Against anyone else, or if I'd been just a little too slow, I don't think you'd end up with the same result. You keep getting better and better."

Tien smiles and nods. "And I'll keep improving."

As you all start walking into the waiting area, you turn to Goku. "Uh... say, monkey boy... want to make another wager, for tomorrow?"

That catches his curiosity. "In addition to dinner?"

You nod. "If you win, I'll teach you something else in addition to the telepathy we're working on. If I win..." Your face goes red again and you coyly tap the ground with your foot. Goku tilts his head, arms crossed. You look at him sternly, trying to seem as confident as you can while you ask this... "A kiss. On the lips."

"Uh... o-okay." he responds. He's confused... but something about his expression makes him almost seem intrigued by it. "It's a deal then."

>A. ...uh, um, g-good! Good
>B. Hurry over to Chuu Lee, before you embarrass yourself again
>C. Try to check up on Krillin's group
>D. Something else?
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>>42686724
> If I win..." Your face goes red again and you coyly tap the ground with your foot. Goku tilts his head, arms crossed. You look at him sternly, trying to seem as confident as you can while you ask this... "A kiss. On the lips."
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>>42686724
>B. Hurry over to Chuu Lee, before you embarrass yourself again
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>>42686724
>A. ...uh, um, g-good! Good
>B. Hurry over to Chuu Lee, before you embarrass yourself again

Aww~
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>>42686724
>>B. Hurry over to Chuu Lee, before you embarrass yourself again
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>>42686724
>A. ...uh, um, g-good! Good
>>B. Hurry over to Chuu Lee, before you embarrass yourself again
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>>42686724
Q. Kato, in your opinion of Maple's characterisation, how would she react if a stranger, of roughly her power level, appeared out of nowhere and >implied that Maple was 2/10 not sexy would not bang?

>D. Something else?
Who's up in in the other bracket?

We might see if we can telepathically communicate with Kami, and ask if he, in his wisdom, has a better plan than "fight Garlic Jr in the tournament, kick his ass, hope that fixes things"?
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>>42686724
>>A. ...uh, um, g-good! Good
>>B. Hurry over to Chuu Lee, before you embarrass yourself again

Wow. Didn't expect that. Alright then we got a semifinal to win.
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>>42686724
>D. Raioken + autographs
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>>42686825
>Q. Kato, in your opinion of Maple's characterisation, how would she react if a stranger, of roughly her power level, appeared out of nowhere and >implied that Maple was 2/10 not sexy would not bang?
Much confusion. Little offended, mostly confused.
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>>42686825
Chuu Lee vs Giran
Garlic Jr. vs Yaji
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>>42686825
Doesn't Magil do that?
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>>42686878
200Z on Giran.
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>>42686877
Assuming of course it's someone reasonably humanoid, and not some kind martial arts starfish alien, I guess.
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>>42686877
Makes sense.
I guess I'm just a bit confused myself .
Oh well, I'll get over it, given time.
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Rolled 9, 13, 4, 18, 3 = 47 (5d20)

>>42686914
Of course.

Ignore this. Maybe.
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>42687047
pls
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>42687047
pancake captcha, I'm feeling good about this one
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>>42687053
>>42687065

He didn't say roll, ya walnut.
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>42687047
PRAISE MOO2
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>>42687087
>he
reverse trap lesbian?
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>>42687087
Not like it hurts anyone to roll without reason
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>>42687087
Mom's a chick, elderberry.
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>>42687087
Kato's a girl. (^.^) /
Despite this, Kato seems to write men more accurately than she writes women

>>42687114
I convinced a girl to pretend to be a sissy trap and pranked a bunch of people on 4chan by revealing her cisgendered nature.
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>>42687114
>>42687120
>>42687123
>>42687142
I knew Kato was a girl, don't really know why I said he.
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>42687202
Who cares, roll some dice.
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>>42687142
I think that's because Maple's controlled by a bunch of men.
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>>42687202
The patriarchy
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>42687254
A good a reason as any, I suppose.
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>>42687142
>Despite this, Kato seems to write men more accurately than she writes women
To be fair we don't exactly act all that girly, and most of the rest of the other girls are all pretty tomboyish. Bulma's a bit more feminine, but less bitchy and a bit more active than she was in canon.
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>>42687254
What's the patriarchy even DO?

I understand that it makes a lot of women feel very upset but what does the patriarchy -DO-?

Is it some kind of feelings ghost that possesses people, and make them see sexual predation and selfish lust everywhere, like some kind of extremely selective black water mist?

Oh shit. And Male tears must be the SACRED WATER.
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>>42687284
We enjoy playing dress up, I guess.
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>>42687307
Nah, Male Tears make up the mist, pussy is the source of the sacred water.
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>>42687307
>What's the patriarchy even DO?
Oversee the Orthodox Church.
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I wonder if she is writing up the Yaji vs Garlic fight as well.
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>>42687868
Probably cooking dinner with her wife.
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>>42687885
The pussy wagon waits for no man
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>>42687868
Needed lunch, actually, apologies.

>>42686724
You start to freeze up a bit, but force yourself not to. Deep breath. He... agreed to it. " ...uh, um, g-good! Good. Th-thanks."

Goku just smiles at you in return. "This is gonna be fun!"

"Y-yeah..." You turn around and quickly walk over to Chuu Lee before you make a scene. Again. Gods... okay, deep breath...

"...Master, you all right? Your face is red." she inquires, playing with her ponytail.

"Y-yes! Fine! Uh... so, Giran's your opponent next..." You look over and notice the monster walking your way, smirking to himself, sure he's got an easy victory. Power... seems to be a bit higher than you and Goku were when you got to the Tournament. "Watch out for his tricks, he'll-"

Chuu Lee's already at the ring, smiling wide, a confident, almost overconfident grin on her face. "I'll make you proud, Master!"

"And the third match of the quarterfinals is about to begin! Newcomer Chuu Lee has made quite a show for herself, but can she hold herself against two-time competitor Giran? Fighters ready? BEGIN!"

(cont.)
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>>42687868
I don't know what's going on in the second bracket.

>>42687885
It's half past three there.
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Giran tries to rush your student, swinging giant his fist at her. She dodges gracefully, standing on his hand with one foot. Giran tried to continue his assault, headbutting, kicking, punching, chopping, and even swinging his tail and trying to strike the girl with his wings. "HOLD STILL YOU BRAT!"

She sticks her tongue out at him, at this point just toying with Giran. You and your brother both eye the increasingly frustrated monster carefully, recalling what happened last time he was here. And you don't have Arale around to break that again... 'Sis, did you make sure to warn her about the-'

"BLAGH!" Before you know it, Giran's used that ...gum technique again, and Chuu Lee's trapped in it! She tries to break herself free, but can't manage it. Giran takes his opportunity to try and pick her up and throw her out of the ring, not wasting time like he did against your brother. Your student manages to stop herself in midair and floats back, only for Giran's fist to land right in her face. He laughs, believing her helpless... but when he pulls his fist back to reveal a... less than happy redhead glaring at him, he shrinks back. That didn't really hurt her. Before Giran can respond, she dropkicks him in the gut, Giran going down hard. The count doesn't even really need to happen, it's clear he won't be getting up any time soon.

"Eight... nine... ten! Giran is out cold, Chuu Lee advances to the next round."

Your student continues to try to struggle free as she flies over to you. When it's clear she can't, she gives you a very apologetic look. "...I was careless, wasn't I?"

>A. Yes, but I should have warned you...
>B. Well, you're not the only one who needs to learn not to drop their guard
>C. Hey, it happened to brobro once before
>D. Something else?
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>>42687938
>>A. Yes, but I should have warned you...
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>>42687938
"Never underestimate an opponent. And always listen to what someone has to say before you leave in the middle of their sentence."
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>>42687938
>all three, why not
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>>42687938
>C. Hey, it happened to brobro once before
>D. Something else?
"But yeah, don't get overconfident. In fact if Yajirobe doesn't beat Garlic, using his smug overconfidence against him will be key to beating him in the semifinals. Remember that."

Telepathy that last part if we are in earshot of Garlic.
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>>42687938
>C. Hey, it happened to brobro once before
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>>42687938
>>B. Well, you're not the only one who needs to learn not to drop their guard
>>C. Hey, it happened to brobro once before
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>>42687938
>>A. Yes, but I should have warned you...
>>B. Well, you're not the only one who needs to learn not to drop their guard
>>C. Hey, it happened to brobro once before
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>>42687938
Gonna go with >>42687979
and >>42687996
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Rolled 16, 7, 18, 6, 14 = 61 (5d20)

Let's see...
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Rolled 20, 15, 17, 11, 6 = 69 (5d20)

>>42688241
One more...
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>>42688279
Chu lee doesnt mess around
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>>42688279
...Well then.

Writing...
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>>42688308
That was Yaji. If he was both those rolls...

>I just went through 15 fucking captchas, fucking street signs.
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I feel like yajirobe and tao have a friendship we haven't yet seen. They were milfan partners, after all.
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>>42688470
Does it matter if I choose both street name signs and other street signs if it asks for street name signs?
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>>42688470
I know your pain, street signs haunt me after 10, they're the purest form of evil.
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>>42688514
Thats the problem. I have no idea and I don't think Captcha knows either.

It once made me choose Chinese Checkers for a candy selection.
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You rub the back of your neck. "Well... yeah, but I shoulda warned you quicker. I mean, I tried to warn you, but you were already in the ring before I could finish my sentence."

She sinks back a bit. "Sorry..."

You cross your arms and think back... "H-hey! Don't let it get you down too hard, happened to brobro too." You notice Yajirobe and Garlic Jr. heading into the ring, the young samurai seeming a bit worried about his opponent. When they're out of earshot... "But yeah, don't get overconfident and drop your guard. In fact, if Yajirobe doesn't beat Garlic, using his smug overconfidence against him will be key to beating him in the semifinals. Remember that."

"All right, Master!" she states, determined, both of you moving out of the way as two people pull Giran away with a stretcher, Nam moving over to heal him up. Your student again tries to struggle free of the gum, but can't manage it. "Um... how did you break this last time, again?"

...shit, right. "Well, last time there was this really strong robot girl, Arale, but..." Uh, crap, crap... Gonna need to figure that one out...

"BEGIN!"

For a moment your attention is turned back to the ring, spotting a bulked out Yajirobe trying to hold his own against Garlic Jr. To his credit, he's actually fighting fairly well, even better than you remember him doing back at the Mifan Tournament. Still...

(cont.)
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>>42688610
"Oh you poor man, you don't really seem to grasp the difference in our power, do you? Please, don't continue this any longer, I don't wish to hurt y-" Yajirobe's fist slams into Garlic Jr's face as you feel his power drop substantially. It's down to maybe... 3000? Garlic staggers for a moment, Yajirobe surprised that such a thing actually worked. His confidence regained, the young samurai is ready to keep this up. Garlic glares at him. "That. Hurt." You hear Tao actually cheer for the young man as Garlic starts to power up.

"Master... what happened to his energy?" Chuu Lee asks, trying to look around.

>A. If my bet's correct... looks like we have someone who doesn't want Garlic Jr. to win this
>B. ...can't say I like this
>C. Enough about this, we need to get you free
>D. Something else?
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>>42688636
>>A. If my bet's correct... looks like we have someone who doesn't want Garlic Jr. to win this
>C. Enough about this, we need to get you free
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>>42688636
>A. If my bet's correct... looks like we have someone who doesn't want Garlic Jr. to win this
>C. Enough about this, we need to get you free
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>>42688636
>A. If my bet's correct... looks like we have someone who doesn't want Garlic Jr. to win this
Maybe we should samma someone. Its cheating, sure, but garlic a threat man.
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>>42688636
>>A. If my bet's correct... looks like we have someone who doesn't want Garlic Jr. to win
this
Obviously its Liam
>C. Enough about this, we need to get you free
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Rolled 5, 2 = 7 (2d20)

>>42688636
Free the sticky redhead from her gummed-up situation.

Yo, Chiaotzu. See if your ice magic will fix this.
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Rolled 15, 5, 7, 10, 16 = 53 (5d20)

Let's see...
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Rolled 16, 15, 1, 10, 9 = 51 (5d20)

>>42688952
Interesting...
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>>42688972
Damn he was doing so well.
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Rolled 19, 4, 6, 3, 16 = 48 (5d20)

>>42688952
>>42688972
Whatcha rollin for mom?
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>>42688952
>>42688972
...weeeeelp.

Writing...
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>>42688989
Yaji and maybe his mystery helper.
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Rolled 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 15 (15d1)

Did I do it right?
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>>42688992
What, didnt we switch to the "ones eat a success"?
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>>42689056
No its still the 1s add a penalty if you pass, critfail if you don't.

Besides a 15 probably wouldn't have been enough.
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>>42689086
A fifteen is still pretty good anon

I really think we should switch to the other though, its much better sounding.
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>>42689142
Nah, the 1s add to the back and forth flow of combat. Its annoying sometimes, but Kato makes it work well.
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>>42689165
Disagreed.
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>>42689142

I kinda like the current system. There's still the risk of critfails, but it can be mitigated if you still pass the DC. Likewise, it can also give an opponent a chance to come back if you succeed but also roll a 1.
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I get that critfails can be annoying, but I think the fight with Tien just now pretty nicely demonstrates how the system can work really well. It made for a really tense, back and forth fight that felt a lot like how DB fights tend to go.
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>>42689186
>>42689165
I personally hate the system, at least in relation to characters with builds that are specifically meant to severely reduce the odds of hardcore fuckups. Like maple. What good is having honed foresight if we have a phenominally huge chance of rolling ones every time we gotta roll?
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>>42689231
While I like the system, that's a fair point. Kato seems to have been experimenting with other systems a bit recently, so maybe some revamping could happen once the tournament is over, if enough people want it.
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>>42689231
Cause we have the same phenomenally huge chance of rolling 20s.
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>>42689228
>>42689186
>>42689165
>trying to legitimize a system where you have such a high chance of failure all the time
Noooo thank you, eggheads
Ill stick to much safer systems
Like ones with d100s
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>>42689276
>eggheads
Are we in 1955?
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>>42689231
I personally have no strong opinions on the system, but believe you're waifu a shit.

>Have to solve 40 Captchas in a row before it gives me the tick
>You seem to have mistyped the captcha
Eat a goddamn penis, Google.
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>>42689298
Whatever, geek
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>>42689316
Go soak your head, bozo
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>>42689276
>high chance of failure all the time
Anon would you like to know the odds of getting over something in a best of 5 d20? Cause we have pretty good odds all the time other than the high chance to get a 1.
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>>42689335
Im gonna roll up my sleeves, and when i finish with that, ill pound the snot outta you
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>>42689377
Kato, can I petition you to make all the fight dialogue based on the conversation the two of us have been having?
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>>42689401
Camels fighting dialogue.txt
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>>42689401
More Ocean dub-tier dialogue with terms like "Super Fly" and "That Gizmo of yours" and "That's right, boys. MONDO cool" would just be the bee's knees.
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>>42689501
Goku calls us a dynamite gal
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>>42689481
>>42689501
...this may give me ideas.

>>42688636
"Well, if my bet's correct... looks like we have someone who doesn't want Garlic Jr. to win this. Might be for a good reason, or..." You sense around, trying to determine something and- ...yep. Trip. "...okay, enough about this. We need to get you out of this sticky situation!" Your student groans at that one. "Hey, that was a good one!"

"Master..." she mumbles. The two of you head off, you bringing her to try and find Chiaotzu. You're not sure if any of you are as... strong as Arale was, but there was one thing that you didn't try before that you wanted to! Upon meeting the pale boy, you explain what you want to do...

"Ice magic? Are you sure?" he questions, Tien and Launch giving you confused looks.

"Look, freezing it might be the only thing that works. If not she'll be stuck like this for a week-"

"A WEEK?!" Chuu Lee shouts in a panic.

"So, we try this out!" you state with a smile on your face. This will definitely work. Yes.

Chiaotzu seems... hesitant. To say the least. But he feels like it's worth a shot. He approaches your student, palms out. Chuu Lee tries her best to stand still. The air around Chiaotzu's hands starts to visibly cools and a short, quick burst of magic flies at the gum. It connects... and the gum visibly cracks where it hit. Chuu Lee's expression changes to one of pure joy as she breaks free of it. She quickly hugs Chiaotzu and then you, thanking the both of you and COLD, COLD! ARMS ARE COLD!

She sinks back, a little embarrassed, when suddenly...

"WAAAAH!" A loud crash greets you all with Yajirobe's form landing through a wall. To his credit, he gets up from that and dusts himself off, taking crashing through a building fairly well. "...hey. Guess I lost that one."

>A. ...not sure I want to ask, but
>B. Check in with Trip, see what happened
>C. Sense for Power Levels again
>D. Something else?
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>>42689657
>Check power levels and ask what happened

>Check on Trip
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>>42689657
>D. Something else?
"Damn nice try, Yajirobe."
>B. Check in with Trip, see what happened
>C. Sense for Power Levels again
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>>42689657
>>B. Check in with Trip, see what happened
>>C. Sense for Power Levels again
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>>42689657
>B. Check in with Trip, see what happened
>C. Sense for Power Levels again
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>>42689657
I'll go with >>42689706
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>>42689706
That sounds good.
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You sigh and help him up with Launch. "Damn nice try, Yajirobe."

"Yeah, yeah..." he grumbles out.

You sense for Power Levels and WOAH. Garlic Jr.'s just... jumped up to over 20,000. It's dropping back down now, though... how did he hide that all? Okay, next stop, checking in with Trip. 'So, what was all that about?'

'Ah... I am sorry, Maple, but I couldn't keep that up, I was... distracted for a moment.' She thinks. You read her mind on that and... oh. Seems a vendor was distracted by... Garlic Jr. transforming. Trip ended up with... well, hope soda washes out of that easily.

"And that concludes the second round and quarterfinals of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament! That's it for today, folks, the next round will start up tomorrow! Thank you all for coming!"

You and your friends start to gather as the Tournament clears out, you offering to Clothes Beam up a new outfit for Trip. Roshi and the Ox King mention getting a nice meal in, and bring you all to a fancy, but at least affordable diner. Krillin, Lapis, and Lazuli aren't back yet, but everyone else seem to be enjoying themselves. Tien, Tao, Chiaotzu, and Launch are talking amongst themselves, Roshi, the Ox King, Chi-chi, and your brother are discussing things together, Chuu Lee is sitting with you, quietly trying to enjoy her meal, though growing increasingly worried by the number of plates that Goku, adjacent to you, and Yajirobe, across the way, are clearing through. It's less than usual, but... boy are they hungry. Trip has already eaten her fill, and is merely making conversation now.

>A. Get Goku's mind off food, at least, talk with him
>B. Ask Chuu Lee how she feels about this Tournament so far
>C. Talk with your brother's group
>D. Check on Tien's group
>E. See what's taking Krillin so long
>F. Talk with Trip
>G. Something else?

Try to pick 3 at most.
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>>42690596
>>A. Get Goku's mind off food, at least, talk with him
>>B. Ask Chuu Lee how she feels about this Tournament so far
>>E.See what's taking Krillin so long
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>>42690596
>>A. Get Goku's mind off food, at least, talk with him
>>B. Ask Chuu Lee how she feels about this Tournament so far
>E. See what's taking Krillin so long
Hope they are alright.
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>>42690596
C, e, f
I want to work out a plan with trip for garlic
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>>42690596
>B. Ask Chuu Lee how she feels about this Tournament so far
>F. Talk with Trip
>E. See what's taking Krillin so long
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>>42690596
A
F
E
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>>42690668
Simple.

Throw him in the pot with some nice spaghetti.

Maybe some lasagna, if you prefer.

Bread, the easiest choice.

Loric would fit nicely, there.
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>>42690596
>A. Get Goku's mind off food, at least, talk with him
>B. Ask Chuu Lee how she feels about this Tournament so far
>E. See what's taking Krillin so long
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Wait did Trip cheat in the tournament by trying to supress Garlic Jr.'s power?
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>>42690992
Looks like she did, even if it ended up not working out for Yajirobe.
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>>42690992
I don't know how I feel about that. On one hand, Garlic had it coming for what he pulled, on the other hand, that WAS cheating...
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>>42691139
She's probably understandably pissed about Kami's capture.
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>>42691164
Well yeah, but do we want that to go on during the Tournament again, or wait until we beat him?
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>>42691259
Mmm. I think Chuu Lee, Maple, and Goku want a fair fight with him so she shouldn't use it the tournament. However outside the tournament/trying to rescue Kami all bets are off. Samma Vaca, demonbane blade, the entire crew vs him.
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>>42691139
This is an as of yet unseen side of Trip. I'm 100% in favor of her getting more development.
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>>42691317
One of the best things about this quest. Even if we somehow lose 1v1, we have an entire crew around our level ready to go and kick his ass.
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>>42691317
Maybe that'll be the new Dead Zone arc: Operation Rescue God.
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>>42691390
Do Makyans sleep? We can do Operation Garlic Eater tonight to steal Kami back.
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>>42690596
You're getting a little worried about Krillin and his students, so... worth a check-in. You ask about the delay, and...

...wow.

They felt obligated to stay behind and help. It's happened. Yamcha and Bulma are parents now, with a healthy if small daughter. Little Pantea Briefs. You immediately telepathically tell your brother about it, and while he's ecstatic, he thinks it's better to wait to tell everyone, at least waiting until things here settle down first. Krillin's group should be back tomorrow morning. Next up... you turn to Chuu Lee. "So, how do you think about the Tournament? Have you been having fun, learning a lot?"

She nods respectfully. "I guess I have been getting a bit overconfident about this, though. Sorry about earlier, Master."

"Hey, most opponents we've faced before have been stronger than us. While I know it's tough sometimes, you have to try hard to not underestimate opponents that aren't as strong as you are." She nods again, a wide smile on her face. The sound of chomping is starting to get distracting, so... best to try to get Goku to stop stuffing his face, if for just a little bit. "Monkey boy, how about you? I know you probably have some kind of plan to beat me this time around, but what do you think about Chuu Lee, or Garlic Jr.?"

Goku stops for a moment, placing his food down and contemplating things. He then realizes what you're trying to ask by including your student in there, and starts with her first. "Well... Chuu Lee, you're a really good fighter, especially with how far you've come. But I won't be holding back in a real fight, and I can do a lot more than you can. I'm stronger, faster, and have been fighting for a deal longer. But... I'd have to be most cautious about your Wind magic, though. That's some tricky stuff. Maple's beaten me by using hers skillfully before."

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>>42691964
That really gets her thinking, and you nudge Goku in the arm and telepathically tell him "Thanks" in appreciation.

Goku starts up again. "But if Garlic manages to beat you, well, I've got a few things I think I can do. I'd have to be worried about that Shadow magic stuff he said he has, and so would you. Still, as strong as he's gotten, I might be able to manage to overpower him if I try hard enough. Brute force might not be an option for you, though... hrm... there was that thing that happened earlier, where his power dropped. Don't know if you can rely on that..."

"Ah, he just got scared when he saw what I could do to him!" Yajirobe comments. "Too bad it didn't last for long."

With that in mind, you turn your attention to Trip, talking to her telepathically. 'So... that was you after all, right?'

'Of course. I'm not going to sit by and let him do what he wants, especially with Kami as his hostage.'

>A. As much as I appreciate it, you don't need to do that again
>B. Keep it up for Chuu Lee, but Goku and I can handle him ourselves

Pick 1, then

>C. I'm thinking it'd be best to try and rescue Kami tonight, but we'll have to be careful
>D. We should wait until after the Tournament to try and do anything, see what his plans are
>E. Okay, this might sound crazy, but I have something that could work for all of us, and all I need is Piccolo Jr.'s cooperation...
>F. Something else?

Pick 1.
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>>42691988
>>A. As much as I appreciate it, you don't need to do that again
Honor is go

>>E. Okay, this might sound crazy, but I have something that could work for all of us, and all I need is Piccolo Jr.'s cooperation..
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>>42691988
B
D

We'll go after Garlic after the tournament.
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>>42691988
>A. As much as I appreciate it, you don't need to do that again
This is a tournament, we still have to fight fair.
>E. Okay, this might sound crazy, but I have something that could work for all of us, and all I need is Piccolo Jr.'s cooperation...
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>>42691988
B
E
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>>42691988
>>A. As much as I appreciate it, you don't need to do that again
"Beating Garlic in a tournament won't help rescue Kami. Its not like he would give him up if he got knocked out of bounds. That said..."

>E. Okay, this might sound crazy, but I have something that could work for all of us, and all I need is Piccolo Jr.'s cooperation...

You've got my interest Kato.
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>42691988
I'm conflicted on the first part. On one hand A is totally in-character, but B is the more responsible thing to do given what we've seen of Garlic. I don't trust Garlic any farther than I can throw him, so letting the dice decide

1: A
2: B

>E. Okay, this might sound crazy, but I have something that could work for all of us, and all I need is Piccolo Jr.'s cooperation...
Crazy schemes are the best schemes.
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>>42691988
>>A. As much as I appreciate it, you don't need to do that again
>>E. Okay, this might sound crazy, but I have something that could work for all of us, and all I need is Piccolo Jr.'s cooperation...

Hmm where is this going?
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>>42691988
>B
>E
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>>42692306
But what would beating Garlic in a tournament do? Say Trip weakens him and Chuu Lee knocks him out of the ring. He wouldn't just give up the hostage.

All B does is give Chuu Lee a handicap and I'm not sure if she would appreciate it.
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>>42691988
E seems a shoe-in, so im just going to vote on the first one to tiebreak.
B, because garlic's men cheated themselves, almost certainly by his order. Just making it fair.
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>>42691988
>A. As much as I appreciate it, you don't need to do that again
>E. Okay, this might sound crazy, but I have something that could work for all of us, and all I need is Piccolo Jr.'s cooperation...
Crazy schemes sound like something Maple would come up with. Getting him to actually help us might actually work, too, seeing as it's in his best interest to keep Kami safe.
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>>42692093
>>42691988
I'll second this.
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>fighting fair when he definitely wont
Well, guess you guys really dont like chu lee
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>>42692473
I do like Chuu Lee. Actually how bout we ask her if she wants Trip to debuff Garlic. What do you think she'll say anon?
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>>42692473
I totally believe in her that she can win without it if she plays it smart.
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>>42692525
Sure, anon
And baby gohan could beat broly
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>>42692549
You know what would probably be easy to get broly in?
Evil containment wave.
Well, that and garlic's sealed light shit.
Broly never dodges shit, biggest mistake.
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>>42692549
You are talking out of your ass. She can win by technicality if she uses wind magic at the right time for a ring out. He is an overconfident shit and only transformed when Yaji hurt him.

Your lack of faith in our student fucking disturbs me anon.
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>>42692599
Do you think baby gohan COULDNT beat broly?
Fuckin disgraceful
Get outta here, everyone knows baby gohan op
Kid breaks space armor and space pods with his head
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You know, I'm kind of okay with Chuu Lee not winning another enemy she really has no business beating at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I like her, but I feel like she shouldn't be able to hold her own against the same sorts of things our A-list guys can; in time, sure, but at this point, she's kind of gotten unrealistically strong in relatively little time. It either makes Maple look like a way better teacher than someone her age really should be, or it makes Chuu Lee look like a prodigy the likes of which don't even make sense.

So yeah. I like Chuu Lee, but she's kind of gotten out of control in terms of her power. A couple months ago, she could barely win against Lapis or Lazuli. Now, she's beating the same kinds of opponents that we have to be called in for. Maybe dial her back a little or limit her successes until she's gained a more reasonable amount of experience.
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>>42692681
Chu lee is canonically a prodigy with innate ability in stuff that most have to traine extensively to utilize.
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>>42692681
She is a prodigy, she had exceptional ki sensing and control with no training.

As for her gains we have the fucking Gravity Chamber set to x10. You know the same gravity that took Goku from 400 PL to 8000 in less than a year?

Also her lack of experience is showing, Goku just commented on it.
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>>42692701
So, she is a canon mini-Kaguya?
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>>42692701
Her canon ability to sense people's energy really doesn't compare to the stuff she's able to do now.

Again, I don't mind her being a prodigy. But she could stand to be dialed back a fair bit for the time being.
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>>42692681
I kinda agree with this. I don't think it's THAT unreasonable, but at the same time if she loses this it's a better learning experience for her, and perhaps something that'll help her see something WE'VE been working on, knowing that even if you lose others will have your back. Either us or Goku can take down Garlic to show her that.
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>>42692681

She has innate talent and a great teacher. But she lacks experience.

>>42692733

No, Kags is almost like a mythical figure, as there were Superhumans before him. Though the status of superhuman doesn't appear to be genetic.

Chuu Lee is just innately gifted and has a good teacher.
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>>42692742
Your concerns have been noted.
AND DISREGARDED.
If you are dissatisfied with your service, please file a complaint within thirty days.
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>>42692754
This guy gets it.
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>>42692742
>dialed back
To be fair she hasn't faced really strong opponents. Her bracket has been easy modo up until Garlic.

That said I think she CAN win this if she uses his overconfidence against him. Get him close to the edge of the ring somehow and give the biggest Wind Blast she has at him.
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>>42692791
Inb4 she rolls 2 20s
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>>42692857
Don't jinx it. Liam is always watching.
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>>42692757
>She has innate talent and a great teacher. But she lacks experience.

I think Maple's teaching ability has been oversold a bit, but that's not really that big a deal. A lot of that has to do with Chuu Lee being naturally good at ki things.

As long as her inexperience and lack of real power compared to the main fighters is actually demonstrated (which, to an extent, is up to the dice), then it's fine. It's just something that's worth mentioning, especially since Kato asked last thread what criticisms people had for her characters. This was mine.

Also, as for her being able to beat Garlic Jr., you're right that she probably could, if she played to his weaknesses, but then that would make for a much less interesting finals match.
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>>42692897
What could be more interesting then Goku vs. Maple again? It's gonna be hype anon
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>>42693000
Maple vs Garlic.
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>>42693000
It's happening no matter what, we're against him in the semi-finals.
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>>42692897
>As long as her inexperience and lack of real power compared to the main fighters is actually demonstrated
But thats whats been going on anon. She's been getting overconfident, almost lost to Giran cause she was toying with him, and was lectured by Maple afterwards. Its showing, its there. She's just been lucky to fight weaker opponents than her up until now. Lazuli was the only one that came close.
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>>42693018
Oh right, shit
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>>42693022
Right, exactly. And as long as that continues being demonstrated, then it'll be fine. I think Chuu Lee learning some life lessons and growing stronger as a result of that is a good direction for this to go.
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>>42691988
'As much as I appreciate it, Trip, you don't need to do that again. We can stop Garlic.'

Trip looks at you with an uneasy glance. 'That... is not a wise decision.'

'This is a Tournament, and we have to fight fair.'

'Maple he ISN'T fighting fair. He's gotten help, using strength that is not his own. And what would happen to your student? There is no guarantee he will be merciful.' She seems a... bit more agitated than you're used to her being. Almost upset with you.

'Trip... this won't rescue Kami.' She is DEFINITELY upset with you now. 'Okay, let me explain. This... is going to seem a bit crazy, but the way things are set up now, if we try anything with Kami, we'll look like the bad guys, right? And it's not like he'll just hand over Kami if he loses.'

Trip... can't argue with that, though her expression doesn't lighten. 'You better have an idea on how to fix this, then.'

'You see... it requires the cooperation of the other Namekian on this planet.'

She isn't upset anymore, but she's certainly... confused, and more than a little worried. And her patience is running thin. 'Explain.'

'They think Kami is King Piccolo, right? SO! We keep up the illusion, and have Piccolo Jr. arrive to "rescue" Kami.'

'...you honestly believe he will work with you?'

'I have to try.'

'I do not like this, Maple... but you make a fair point. I will respect this decision.' Trip stands up, explaining she needs to use the restroom. "But if this fails, I will not allow Garlic to continue his charade."

"...got it."

Goku gives you both a curious look. "Is everything okay?"

Trip nods. "It will be, Son Goku. Excuse me..."

After dinner is over, everyone starts getting ready to turn in for the night. You...

>A. Think it's time to have a chat with Piccolo
>B. Will wait until tomorrow to talk with Piccolo
>C. Have something to talk with Chuu Lee about
>D. Want to talk with Goku for a bit
>E. Something else?
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>>42693140
>A, make sure we warn him about Garlic's sealing technique
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>>42693140
>A. Think it's time to have a chat with Piccolo
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>>42693140
>>A. Think it's time to have a chat with Piccolo
also this>>42693178
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>>42693178
This.
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>>42693140
>>42693178
This.
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So all this begs the question. What is Garlic's goal here? Junior was here for vengeance, Magil was here cause Towa wanted information and to fuck with us.

What the hell is he getting out of this?
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>>42693416
Screen time.
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>>42693451
I'm not proud of this, but I laughed.
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>>42693451
Hah, but seriously. Say he wins the tournament somehow? What then? We will literally jump him with the whole party to get Kami back after this is over.

Dragonballs? Can't really do that if you are threatening to kill Kami. And unless Towa gives them to him he'll always be short (heh).
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Should we give Chuu Lee the mission to Save God?
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>>42693593
All joking aside, that's a good question. Hell, maybe he's being set up as the next arc's main villain. Maybe getting Kami back will take some time. Maybe we won't even beat him in the tournament.

The possibilities are endless~
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>>42693604
Nah too important for one person. We'd bring everyone.

Seriously he does that shit where he holds Kami in front of him, we'll have everyone with Telekinesis hold him in place while someone else just grabs it.
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You fly off, letting your brother know what you're about to do and asking for him to explain in case anyone asks. While he's hesitant towards letting you head off on your own again, you reassure him. You'll be back soon. Flying off into the night sky, you search for Piccolo, finding him in a mostly empty wasteland. There's an uneasy silence in the air as you both stare each other down.

"...What do you want?"

You take a deep breath. "We... need your help."

The Namekian grunts dismissively. "'My help?' Please. What makes you think I'd help you right now?"

...as much as he might not like this, there's a point to it. Sorry, Kami. "I know how much you dislike your other half."

That gets his attention. "I'm listening."

"Well... Kami has been captured by Garlic Jr. and 'outed' as your father. Now people believe him to be King Piccolo."

The Namekian crosses his arms. A mixed expression appears on his face, annoyed by what he probably perceives as an insult to King Piccolo, but greatly amused by the ironic situation. "The fool ended up captured by him. Hah! That's rich."

Now comes the hard part. "We... need you to save him."

"Excuse me?"

"You're the only one who can do it." Piccolo glares at you. He's... not buying it. "Kami will owe you. We'll owe you too."

"...not good enough." Piccolo growls out.

>A. ...I'll teach you the Kaio-ken
>B. ...I'll teach you some of my best skills
>C. What would you want?
>D. Something else?
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>>42693796
>>C. What would you want?
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>>42693796
>B. ...I'll teach you some of my best skills
CLOTHES BEAM!
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>>42693834
He already knows it.
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>>42693796
"If he has your other half, who knows what he could do with it. You might end up controlled again, with the right application of magic."
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>>42693796
>D. I'll show you where all my vital organs are.
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>>42693796
>C. What would you want?
>D. Something else?
"Also Garlic hates Kami, if he ever decides to kill him out of spite, and you know the little imp would do it too, you'd pass away too."
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>>42693853
Mention this.
>>42693796
And >B, mention our belief in equivalent exchange
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>>42693884
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biX-jh_BNEI
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>>42693864
ALL OF THEM!? What about are glubarb?
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>>42693897
damn it i messed up meant to link to >>42693864
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>>42693897
You missed my post.
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>>42693926
ALL OF IT!?
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>>42693796
>>A. ...I'll teach you the Kaio-ken
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>>42693796
>A. ...I'll teach you the Kaio-ken
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>>42693796
>B. ...I'll teach you some of my best skills

Explain Equivalent Exchange. Help us free Kami and ensure both your freedom and survival, and we can show you some neat tricks.
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You take a moment to think this through. Okay, here goes... "My brother and I have a philosophy to our martial arts. Equivalent Exchange. You help us, and I'll teach you some of my best moves, including the Kaio-ken."

Piccolo's intrigued... but not impressed. "Not enough."

Urgh! "If he has your other half, who knows what he could do with it. You might end up controlled again, with the right application of magic. Garlic Jr. might even try to kill Kami out of spite, and you probably know what happens then. You'll have both your freedom and survival guaranteed."

Piccolo's eye twitches at the thought of that. "...a fair point. But not enough."

You throw your hands into the air. "Then what DO you want?!"

Piccolo slowly, menacingly floats down towards you. A malicious smirk comes across his face. "Kami will defer to me as the superior half. He will admit that for all the good in his heart, it was my ruthlessness, my power, my vile heart that proved to be the thing capable of doing what he can't do. Therefore... at the time of my choosing, he will step down as God of the Earth. Mine, not his. He refuses... he stays trapped in his little prison, ineffectual in there as he has been at that Lookout of his."

...that's an odd request. And... not exactly one you can make on your own, you think. "Why are you asking me this?"

"You're not the only one of your party negotiating here. As helpless as he may be right now... I know he's in my mind. Listening in. You will bare witness to this agreement. He can't back down from it, in addition to the things you've promised me." Piccolo places his hand forward. "Do we have a deal, Maple and Kami?"

>A. ...try to telepathically contact Kami to confirm this
>B. If that's what it takes... deal
>C. No! That... no! No deal!
>D. Something else?
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>>42694526
>A. ...try to telepathically contact Piccolo as a quick route to Kami to confirm this
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>>42694526
D. ...first, tell us something that only Kami and we would know.

If he passes the test,

B.
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>>42694526
>B. You get your title, he loses his title, you both go on living free, no Kaioken and techniques, I believe we have a deal.
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>>42694526
C.
Too risky, and Trip might never forgive us for making this kind of deal while Kami is under duress. We can find another way.
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>>42694526
>>A. ...try to telepathically contact Kami to confirm this

This>>42694584
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I knew we should have done a sneaking mission or just jumped him after the tournament but the mystery box damnit.
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Why do we need this guy's help/Why are we even here?
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>>42694584
>Do this
>Try not to get distracted by minesweeper
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>>42694726
Because people like Piccolo being relevant?
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>>42694663
Trip doesn't decide things for Kami until she's the Kami.

>>42694742
Except he's not relevant, we could totally pull this off on our own.
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>>42694526
>C. No! That... no! No deal!
You know on second thought, fuck this.

We can handle Garlic Jr. even with his stupid public stunt.
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>>42694526
>A, then B, "but no techniques as your price is pretty steep."
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>>42694526
A
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>>42694723
We still can, and should. If Picollo can make a power grab for Kami's position whenever he wants, then rescuing Kami becomes significantly less of a victory for us.
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>>42694762
Of course she doesn't. But we like her and would like for her to continue liking us.
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>>42694526
>C. No! That... no! No deal!
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I'm okay with confirming things with Kami, but I advise you guys not to take this offer. We have so many more options. Piccolo should honestly be a last resort considering his price tag.
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>>42694776
Obviously this is if Kami actually agrees.
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>>42694526
>C. No! That... no! No deal!
"Kami, if you can hear this then I'm sorry. We'll find another way. Believe in us, please."
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>>42694733
>minesweeper
We should challenge him to it. Or just surf the Internet.
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All we have to do is work with Trip and do the Samma Vacca thing on Garlic until Kami is saved, and then him and our student can fight. We are way too prideful of our student having a fair fight. You know what we could be doing? Preparing our student for her big fight instead of this Wrestling Face/Heel shit.
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>>42694859
I know I know, the crazy idea option intrigued me but I am regretting it now.
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>>42694526
>B. If that's what it takes... deal
>>42694762
>Except he's not relevant
We're now making him relevant.

We not exactly making a deal with Towa, are we?
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>>42694893
You're making a deal with God's dark half when God is being held hostage.
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>>42694893
But we have sooo many more options then playing ball with this crap. I don't like making decisions just cause you want 'X to be relevant'.
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>>42694912
Actually God's dark half's son.
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>>42694893
>We're now making him relevant.
What do you think will happen to Chuu Lee's fight with Garlic? He's going to interfere in some way, so we might as well do the interfering with Trip's plan she's already thought up.
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>>42694526
>C. No! That... no! No deal!
"Gee, and here I was thinking the Kaioken and the techniques were such a good deal. Well, have a nice life, however long that lasts."
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Where is Garlic keeping Kami? This is important. On his person?
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>>42694931
Okay, so making a deal with Damien then.
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>>42694859
Maple's prideful when it comes to matters of martial arts justice and fair play, like all the other DB heroes. It's not the smartest way to be, but does she ever belong with these guys.
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>>42695003
We don't know. We could try reading Garlic's mind to find out.
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>>42695003
>inb4 he executes his followers so we can't read their minds.

>>42695013
Trip's right though, Garlic is not stronger from his own power/knowledge right now. He's getting it from somewhere else. Right Voice makes everything as true as can be.
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>>42695020
We really need to find out. Hell telepathically as Kami where he is.
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>>42694526
>>A. ...try to telepathically contact Kami to confirm this
Lets see what Kami has to say before we decide anything, if he says fuck piccolo we go stealth out kami.
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>>42694526
>Day's been saved
>And now it's time for Piccolo's due
>However, Kami oddly doesn't seem bothered by it
>He seems...happy
>Turns out that somewhere along the way Piccolo inadvertently accomplished quite some good deeds while helping free Kami
>"As such, I am more than happy to relinquish my title as God of Ea--
>"NO. FUCK THAT NOISE! I WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH AN ASSHOLE I CAN BE! AHAHAHAHAHA!
>Flies away to utterly wreck shit, unaware that Kami was also going to willingly fuse with him
>Oh well
>His loss
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>>42695013
Maybe that was true when our friend wasn't being held prisoner, and when things become life-or-death, we use that Samma Vacca, just like with Shura.
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>>42695003
Under his robes

Hopefully, Garlic didn't just swallow the bottle ala Piccolo in an attempt to be genre savvy, but I would put it past Kato to have him pull a Wheatley on us.
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What's keeping Kami from doing the Super Explosive Wave? Is it Garlic's power? Why don't we just Samma Vacca Garlic?
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>>42695033
I'm not saying she is wrong; she isn't. But Maple isn't as wise as Trip is, which is partly why she's so stubbornly prideful when it comes to beating cheaters with fair play.

There's always the chance that she'll grow out of it somewhat, but right now, it's a choice that makes sense for Maple, which is why I supported talking to Picollo, even though Trip's plan was the simpler, better one, and still is. And Maple still might not go with it, because beating villains by playing fair us just something Maple and Goku do. It's all they know, really.
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>>42695146
This is a point where Maple can reconsider her decisions.
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>>42695078
OK I have an idea. We change our mind on the fair play stance and triple Samma Vaca Garlic with Trip and Chi Chi. Chuu Lee during his moment of weakness gets into his robes and pulls out Kami. She then throws him at us saying something along the lines of "We don't want this to break during our fight and release Piccolo now would we."

>>42695146
>And Maple still might not go with it, because beating villains by playing fair us just something Maple and Goku do. It's all they know, really.

Not true, we fight villains as a group constantly. In a tournament maybe though.
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>>42695056
Shura wasn't an explicitly one on one fight. If Chuu Lee were to use Samma Vacca, that would be fine.
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How were we able to find Piccolo so quickly? No one could find him so quickly before now.
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>>42695175
Actually, that can just be done before the fight. If he refuses he looks suspicious.
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>>42695179
Have we taught her that yet? Could we be teaching her that right now instead of making Devil Deals?
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>>42695146
>And Maple still might not go with it, because beating villains by playing fair us just something Maple and Goku do.

Its mostly cause of the tournament. Maple has no qualms with beating an opponent not 'fairly'. Look at Shura and Kings Piccolo and Vegeta.
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>>42695199
He might do the Yuugi Hoshiguma thing to mock Chuu Lee.
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>>42695221
That's what I meant by fairly, yeah.
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>>42695221
Maple wants a fair fight for her disciple, Garlic's not playing fair, so we'll cut off his 'roids.
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>>42695242
You are correct. My earlier stance on not Vaca'ing him was cause I didn't think him losing the tournament would change the hostage situation but I've changed my mind on that.
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Idea: We meditate and telepathize all our knowhow with Samma Vacca to Chuu Lee while she sleeps.
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>>42695275
We'll Vaca Garlic. She can focus on fighting and rescuing Kami.
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>>42695175
Heavily relies on Kami being in the robes.
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>>42695299
Like I said. We need to pinpoint Kami's location. That is extremely important. If he is on his goons we can sick ChiChi and Acer on them.
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So, say we're caught weakening Garlic. Say he notices and calls us out in front of the crowd, like he did when he framed Kami. What happens then? I feel like getting Kami back can be done much more effectively if we aren't in front of a crowd.
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So, does Samma Vaca restore a demon's power level to what if would be without foul magics, with the rate of decrease upping the more it stacks, or does it just lower the power of demons indefinitely?
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>>42695322
Which is why a sneaking mission tonight would preferable if possible.
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>>42695322
Actually if we're the ones doing it I don't see a problem. Trip was interfering in a match she wasn't participating in
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>>42695322
Simple: We paint this heroic blue person as Demon Lord Garlic.
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>>42695326

I think it lowers demonic PL by a certain amount/percentage as long as it's being maintained by the person doing the Samma Vaca. Hence why Yajirobe lost rather quickly when Trip got interrupted by that clumsy soda vendor.
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>>42695342
I would rather fight Chuu Lee than a man who relies on cheap tactics to win.
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>>42695322
"Demon King Piccolo is taking control of his mind! Quick Chuu Lee, remove Piccolo from his person and give him to Trip for safe keeping!"
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>>42695346
He turns around and calls us King Piccolo's former Dragon, pretending to have beaten Piccolo so he could lay low and scheme in secret.
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>>42695372
>Oh no! Too much of Piccolo's blood has produced nanomonsters which are TAKING OVER HIS BODY!!! We must get to Capsule Corp to perform an operation involving a shrinkable submarine right away!
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>>42695336
>>42695342
Both of these things are correct. As long as the person weakening Garlic is the one who's actually meant to be fighting him, it's fine. Otherwise, Operation Garlic Eater is the way to go.
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>>42695399
Eh he's some nobody while we are the ones who killed Demon King Piccolo. Crowd would believe us over him.
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>>42695399
Let's just say that "we're no longer the Demon King's Hand" in response.
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This... isn't an easy choice to make. You go through Piccolo, trying to read his mind in order to see what Kami really thinks... and in your attempt, you see... doubt. Doubt from Piccolo. Fear. He's trying his best to put forth his most menacing appearance. All you hear from Kami is... 'Do what you think is right.'

"Piccolo. No. No deal." You turn away. "And here I thought I was giving you a good bargain on the techniques, but..."

Piccolo grunts angrily at you. You can feel him raise his Ki. "You're making a mistake."

"YOU are the one making a mistake!" you shout back at him. "Kami... I'm sorry. We'll find a better way."

As you take to the air, Piccolo tries to stop you, dashing in front of you. "You leave and you lose your 'safe' bet."

You float forward, pointing your finger at the Namekian. "You played your hand too hard." Piccolo tries to swing at you, you dodging aside easily. From his movements... you can tell there's far more turmoil going on in his mind. "You know what you are, Piccolo? A child. A child that's trying to hide his fear, put up the tough act. You want to be in control without really realizing how hard it is. The choice I'm making here? Remember it well when finally decide to try to grow the fuck up!"

Piccolo stops. He's enraged... but he says nothing. He does nothing else. "Go." he grumbles out.

"...you're not your father. That cinched it."

"GO!"

You take a deep breath and finally fly off. You'll find a better way. And now, he knows you will. He thought you were at a disadvantage by coming to him. Now he knows otherwise.

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST #47 END
>Twitter account is @KatoQm, will have status updates there
>Got some questions for the QM? Characters? Suggestions? Throw them at ask.fm/QMKato and I'll try to answer them as best I can

That's all for now, folks. I'll be around for a while like usual for questions and stuff. Did y'all have fun?
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>>42695406
This Summer...Mark Satan stars in what's being called the number one action thriller of the year: Operation Garlic Eater.
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>>42695448
Thanks for the run Kato.

Is there still time tonight for Operation Garlic Eater tonight?
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>>42695448
How hard would it have been for yajirobe to actually beat garlic?
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>>42695448
Why do you ask Kato? My answer is always yes.

Thanks for running boss, I'm curious though, why Wednesday? If it's not too personal.
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>>42695465
>"And this earned HOW MUCH at the box office?!"
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>>42695448
I liked it. Thanks for running, Kato. I like what you did with Trip and Chuu Lee this time.
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>>42695448
Can we pinpoint Kami's exact location?
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>>42695448

I'm very excited that Maple gets to fite Goku.

Also pleasantly surprised at the internal conflict that Garlic is causing by holding Kami hostage. I dunno if he even knows what's going on, but whatever he's doing, it's working.
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spices are the #1 enemy of snails and slugs
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>>42695544
I agree. The fact that an otherwise assumed alliance is being tested because of Kami being kidnapped is a nice side effect.
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>>42695478
There might be something to it. Even better, I might actually get to have Oolong do something important!

>>42695490
If Trip didn't get distracted, he'd have struggled, but it's entirely possible that he'd have won.

>>42695502
I took the day off, needed some time to rest up. Knee's been healing, but I kinda wanted to make sure that it's getting a proper chance.

>>42695521
I did feel that things were appropriate here, given what all has happened. Didn't want to make any huge swerves into trying to see more into their characters, just trying to work in what fits.

>>42695535
On Garlic's person, not quite. But he's with Garlic.

>>42695544
It's presented some fun opportunities, that's for sure. I'm using maybe a third of my original notes when things started at the Tournament given how certain decisions and dice rolls have gone.
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>>42695670
>There might be something to it. Even better, I might actually get to have Oolong do something important!

Cool, can't really plan for it until we see the situation, but its good to have the option.
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>>42695670
So when you offered the wager choice with Goku, did you have something in mind or was it always the kissu choice?
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>>42695904
Cash Money
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>>42695670
Man, why did Kami have to roll that 1 along with the 19 he got for the Mafuba? Things would be so much simpler.

Though this has made things interesting.

But I can't for the life of me figure our Garlic's goal at this point. What is he trying to accomplish by being in this tournament?
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So, do we have any suggestions for potential apprentices?
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>>42695820
If Oolong doesn't do something important there, then he'll potentially get a chance later.

Or maybe General Blue will...

>>42695904
It was one option among a few, but I kinda felt it was an appropriate request at the time. Time to try to take a step closer. Initial reaction seemed positive, but wanna make sure, you guys feel that was okay? Not pushing too hard for things to... progress?

>>42695979
He's actually had a number of goals. Most of them have ended up backfiring for him, amusingly enough. In fact the first time things really DID turn in his favor was by complete accident. Garlic's been trying to play things cool when in reality things have only really gone his way via other people's failures.
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>>42695979

Well, it was hinted that the poison that Tien was hit with was intended for Maple. Maybe he was trying to thin out some competition or get an idea of how strong he is compared to his potential enemies in a safe environment.
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>>42696113

I thought the kissing bet was okay. Even more so when Goku readily agreed and acted like it was ain't no thang.
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>>42696113
>Initial reaction seemed positive, but wanna make sure, you guys feel that was okay? Not pushing too hard for things to... progress?

S'all good. Goku's reaction helped.
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>>42696113
It was spot on d'aww kato, don't worry about it
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>>42696193
Okay, that's good to hear.
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Since Gundam is an actual show in universe, what are the chances of the writers taking inspirations from events currently happening on Earth?
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>>42696525
You might find some very interesting parallels some time in the future.
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>>42696552
Shame we don't have a Ki-attack that's powered by love.
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>>42696617
Your brother and Chi-chi do, sorta...
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>>42696617
ChiChi and Acer do. They used it at Wheelo's.
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So, on a scale of one to "oh god oh god keep it together just play natural it's gonna fall apart around me", how panicked is Garlic currently?
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>>42696702
Garlic is hoping that his "bargaining chip" will be enough to deter you. He knows full well that it might not be. Everything might come crashing down around him at any moment.



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