Why Videl is Awesome!


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.

  1. 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.
  2. She’s arguably the strongest non-Z Soldier human.
  3. She rocks that jet black hair. (I prefer it long personally, but she looks decent with it short as well.)
  4. She managed to snag the DBZ world’s most eligible bachelor.
  5. She attended Orange Star High School. Orange Star sounds like a delicious brand of soda.
  6. How many girls do you know have their own helicopter?
  7. She faced off against Chi-Chi, and lived to tell about it.
  8. Blue eyes, baby’s got blue eyes.
  9. She learned how to fly, without the aid of pixie dust.
  10. Who would you rather have for a father-in-law, Son Goku or Mr. Focker?
  11. She fights crime in Satan City as the Great Saiyaman 2, aka Great Saiyawoman. Power Rangers beware!

Super, man!

Why Vinnie Terrio is Awesome!

Vinnie Terrio

  1. He’s a gecko, but he doesn’t shill insurance.
  2. He’s the shortest LPS pet, but he’s got a reflex strut.
  3. His sail-fin is shaped into a Travolta-styled coif.
  4. He’s the only LPS pet who’s not a mammal. He knows the struggle of being a minority.
  5. He’s just a dancin’ fool.
  6. He’s voiced by Kyle Rideout, who not only has a cool name, but does an amazingly hilarious voice!
  7. He finds it quite easy being green.
  8. He’s not that bright, but his swagger makes up for it.
  9. He’s often in pursuit of fly honeys, OK, just flies.
  10. He can lose his tail and grow it back. Modular.
  11. He’s best friends with Sunil Nevla the mongoose. Together they form a Dynamic Duo of funny!
  12. He’s named after Denny Terrio, the host of the disco dance competition show Dance Fever. (Look it up.)
  13. He’s bringing scaly back.
  14. He once performed on a TV dance show in a trench coat while balancing a teenage girl on his back. Hey, you try doing that!

Why Reptil is Awesome!

Reptil 3

(NOTE: I’m only talking about the Super Hero Squad Show version.)

  1. He has the power to morph into dinosaurs. That’s win for uniqueness alone.
  2. He’s a rookie Animal Factor hero. Represent!
  3. His Sun Stone amulet is an Infinity Fractal which fell backward through time. I got my meditation crystal from a booth in front of an Orange Julius.
  4. He has his own room inside the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
  5. He gets to be mentored by Wolverine.
  6. He can turn into a mother@#$%in’ T-Rex.
  7. He’s a Latino superhero, but he doesn’t have a generic, stereotypically ethnic name, like “El Muchacho” or something.
  8. How many superheroes also live with their parents in a cozy suburban house on the outskirts of Superhero City?
  9. He got to run on the Bifrost Bridge. (He could’ve sprouted pterodactyl wings and flown, but it’s still cool.)
  10. He makes red and scaly look fashionable.
  11. Two words: raptor claws.
  12. He gets to fight crime in bare feet.
  13. He can kick bad guy butt and make a killer tortilla.
  14. He’s classmates with Firestar.
  15. He can theoretically transform into an Indominus Rex.
Indominus Rex

Bloody Roar, baby!

Why Penny Ling is Awesome!

Penny Ling 2

  1. She’s a panda. Who doesn’t like pandas?
  2. She’s half indigo, my favorite color.
  3. She’s as cute as a fairy having a tea party with a teddy bear and a unicorn.
  4. She’s of Chinese ancestry. Anyone who’s shopped at Pier 1 knows how Eastern translates to exotic.
  5. Out of all of the Littlest Pet Shop pets, she’s ‘the sweet one.’
  6. She knows she’s as cute as a fairy having a tea party with a teddy bear and a unicorn.
  7. She performs gymnastic rhythm dancing. No small feat for a panda.
  8. She enjoys a TV show about anthropomorphic pickles.
  9. As a giant panda, she’s large and in charge.
  10. Despite her extreme cuteness, she’s freakishly strong.
  11. She’s sweet in temperament, but cross her, and you’ll get the teeth and the duclaws.
  12. She subsists on a healthy diet of imported bamboo.
  13. She’s an indigo panda who paints her toenails. ‘Nuff said.


Why Sunil Nevla is Awesome!


  1. He’s a mongoose, an animal that’s not commonly depicted in cartoons.
  2. He sports a styling teal colored coat.
  3. He’s Indian American. You’ve gotta love the accent.
  4. He dabbles in black magic. OK, it’s mostly parlor based magic tricks, but give him time.
  5. He’s got several neuroses and anxieties. I can relate.
  6. He’s not afraid to show his sensitive side. Now that’s manly!
  7. He manages to be neurotic and sarcastic at the same time.
  8. He’s voiced by Peter New.
  9. He’s bromantically involved with a dancing gecko who sports a John Travolta hair style.
  10. He thinks that Penny Ling is cute. The dude’s got good taste.
  11. He can go medieval on cobras.
  12. Like Thor on The Super Hero Squad Show, nearly everything that comes out of this guy’s mouth is a stitch!