NOTE: I will only be covering the Dragon Ball Z version of Videl; my following of and interest in Dragon Ball ends with Z. Dragon Ball GT sucked, and the franchise just lost its’ way after that. Dragon Ball started out as this fun comedy/adventure show set in a unique fantasy world, and it was great, but as the show (s) progressed, the emphasis on the fighting kept getting bigger and bigger, to the point where now Son Goku is traversing other universes and dimensions to battle chaos gods and the like, it’s just way too convoluted and far removed from what I enjoyed about the show. There won’t be any references to Dragon Ball Super here because I haven’t watched that show and have no plans to start. I’m selective with my fandom; call it a quirk. With that out of the way, on with the fun.
- She’s the daughter of Mr. Satan. Yeah, the guy’s a blowhard, a liar and a con man, but the dude’s stinking rich and has an entire city named after him, so he’s clearly doing something right.
- She’s arguably the strongest non-Z Soldier human.
- She rocks that jet black hair. (I prefer it long personally, but she looks decent with it short as well.)
- She managed to snag the DBZ world’s most eligible bachelor.
- She attended Orange Star High School. Orange Star sounds like a delicious brand of soda.
- How many girls do you know have their own helicopter?
- She faced off against Chi-Chi, and lived to tell about it.
- Blue eyes, baby’s got blue eyes.
- She learned how to fly, without the aid of pixie dust.
- Who would you rather have for a father-in-law, Son Goku or Mr. Focker?
- She fights crime in Satan City as the Great Saiyaman 2, aka Great Saiyawoman. Power Rangers beware!
3 thoughts on “Why Videl is Awesome!”
Thanks for giving Videl some love. While I would’ve really liked to her seen her do more, she is definitely one of my favorite DBZ characters. As for the Dragonball franchise as a whole going bonkers, I agree with you there. I am giving DBS a shot, but I’m only a few episodes in, and I’m really not looking forward to all the god stuff. Remember when people thought they were getting too convoluted with SSJ3? But now, just geez.
You’re welcome. I’ve liked Videl since she first started appearing on the show. In fact, while the Z Soldiers are cool, a lot of my favorite characters in the franchise are the females (Videl, Bulma, Chi-Chi, Launch).
As for DBS, my younger brother is the resident anime/manga expert in the house; I’ll ask him and his friends what they think about the anime. I could be persuaded to check some of it out, but as I said, I prefer the earlier series/episodes. They had a sense of whimsy and wonder to them that I just find lacking in the later installments.
I’m currently working on an Unpopular Opinion concerning Chi-Chi. Mainly the DBZ version, but I may mention her Dragon Ball incarnation in a sentence or two. That’ll be up in the next week or so.