How durable are the Dragon Ball Characters?

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#1 Posted by Perpetr8rMike (705 posts) - - Show Bio

Durability in Dragon Ball characters is always an issue because we have different displays that seem to imply there is some tomfoolery to do with it. Like Goku being shot with an energy shot during Resurrection of F. But also being able to take punches from people like Beerus, Golden Frieza, and Jiren without imploding or exploding from the force of it. So what gives?

My theory is that Ki Control is the factor we are missing out on. Though its never to my knowledge been stated. That while a fighter is conscious and on guard his body can withstand a lot more punishment without lethal damage as his Ki is hardening his body and making it far more durable. But when knocked unconscious or if they drop their guard they are no more durable than a normal member of their species.

This could also explain why they transform back to base form when knocked unconscious or badly stunned. As this would essentially turn off their Ki Control or at least cause them a momentary distraction from it.

This would also explain why people with better Ki Control and more Ki output can vaporize opponents who are also powerful being capable of taking a massive beating like it was nothing. Their combined control and output simply overwhelms the weakers ki control and output and destroys them.

People ask why Vegeta would be killed by Earth exploding in RoF even as a SSB. Well if the denotation of Earth produced a shockwave and that shockwave either knocked him out or stunned him Vegeta could have lost ki control and been vaporized by the expanding super heated material of the planet before he could react to it and bring back up his Ki Control to enhance his durability.

If this is true would measuring their durability be near impossible?

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#2 Posted by Dession_Viper (573 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Planet to multi planet level.

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#3 Posted by DrPepperMan (3035 posts) - - Show Bio

Well SSJ Namek Goku was tanking to no selling energy beams from Frieza, a casual planet buster, so SSB Goku would easily have multi solar system durability at least.

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#4 Posted by Perpetr8rMike (705 posts) - - Show Bio

@drpepperman: The question becomes. Do we know for a fact those are planet busting attacks? I mean Gohan is a planet buster, but if he is training videl or Pan would he be throwing anywhere close to that level of power?

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#5 Posted by camilopezo (1383 posts) - - Show Bio

Durability = Destructive power

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#6 Posted by camilopezo (1383 posts) - - Show Bio

Durability = Destructive power

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#7 Posted by DrPepperMan (3035 posts) - - Show Bio

@perpetr8rmike: Frieza planet busted. His final form >>> his first form. Goku was deflecting his death beams in his base form.

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#8 Posted by crash_ (6600 posts) - - Show Bio

Frieza survived Hakai energy, Vegeta survived Hakai energy. Top tier DBS characters will only get killed/knocked out from characters that are universal+.

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#9 Posted by Perpetr8rMike (705 posts) - - Show Bio

@drpepperman: That is true he was firing his death beam but those are piercing blasts and he was smacking them aside. Not sure if thats durability. But you do have a point.

@crash_: True

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#10 Posted by Mortein (5938 posts) - - Show Bio

Their durability is slightly lower or equal to their destructive capabilities. This has been demonstrated so many times.

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#11 Posted by death2heretics (4944 posts) - - Show Bio

Wall level durability.

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#12 Edited by Shenron007 (1783 posts) - - Show Bio
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#13 Posted by death2heretics (4944 posts) - - Show Bio
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#14 Posted by Standardized (603 posts) - - Show Bio

been known this

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#15 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (16459 posts) - - Show Bio

Wall level durability.

Stop wanking, they're barely rock level.

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#16 Posted by Shenron007 (1783 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (16459 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_legendary_supersaiyan_hulk: Pffft.

Wall>>Random rock > Goku:

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Both Goku and Vegeta acknowledge the power of rocks, deciding to use them over their own energy:

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Toph>>>DB-Verse

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#18 Posted by Shenron007 (1783 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Posted by Galactic_1000 (4670 posts) - - Show Bio

Extremely Incosistence

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#20 Edited by cromulor (521 posts) - - Show Bio

Frieza threw a huge planet busting attack (he stated it was and we have no reason to believe otherwise since Frieza has busted at least 3 different planets before with no trouble) at Toppo who then fired a TINY Hakai orb, no larger in size than a baseball, and it completely destroyed Frieza’s attack the moment it made connect no difficulty at all. Toppo hit Frieza himself with a much larger, and more charged Hakai orb, and he survived it. So their durability is at least substantially beyond planet level.

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#21 Posted by slimj87d (15134 posts) - - Show Bio

Very durable. They can take FTL hits from Dyspo.

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#22 Posted by 03S7 (1871 posts) - - Show Bio

On guard SSG and up= multi-galactic to universal DC and Durability

Off guard= Solar System

BTW this only applies to saiyans, Im sure the Androids and other aliens have higher off guard durability

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#23 Posted by Shenron007 (1783 posts) - - Show Bio

@slimj87d: the Dyspo wank lol, no evidence he is ftl never travelled interstellar distances on panel.

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#24 Edited by slimj87d (15134 posts) - - Show Bio

@shenron007 said:

@slimj87d: the Dyspo wank lol, no evidence he is ftl never travelled interstellar distances on panel.

How do you expect people to take your post seriously? You don't even understand what FTL means. It means "faster than light."

#Shenron007DumbPost

I literally ignore 90% of your responses most of the time. This was one of those responses that should have been ignored.

The whole point of Dyspo is that he's faster than light. Faster Than Light. Faster Than Light.

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#25 Edited by MainJP (4346 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, let's see...

They're hurt by bullets:

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They're hurt by rocks:

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They're pierced by generic brand lasers.

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And hurt by elephants stepping on their hands:

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They also have an intolerance to sharp things:

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I'd say their durability is shit tier.

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#26 Posted by GokuAndSuperman (397 posts) - - Show Bio

@mainjp: Hopefully you are joking. If not then you are dumbest lowballer ever. Here comes a moderator to tell me stop being mean or get banned for over bs. While someone in this site says n word and gets deleted within a day.

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#27 Edited by MainJP (4346 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuandsuperman: I'm obviously joking. And I just remembered that elephant one (just made that gif) which is what drove me to this shitpost.

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#28 Posted by MainJP (4346 posts) - - Show Bio

But you have to admit that Elephant must be at least Freeza to android tier. It made blonde Goku shout.

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#29 Edited by AlexTheBoss (11612 posts) - - Show Bio

My thoughts on durability/destructive output as of now

early dragon ball: building level

King Piccolo saga: city level

23rd budokai saga: island level

weaker saiyan saga characters: country level

stronger saiyan saga characters/weaker namek saga characters: continent level

suppressed Frieza tier: planet level

final form Frieza/android/low ssj tier: multi planet level

super perfect Cell/good Buu/ssj2 tier: star/solar system level

kid buu/super Buu/ssj3 tier: multi star/solar system + level

buu saga Vegito/SSG Goku: multi solar system to galaxy level

SSB tier: around galaxy level

SSB kk/SSBE/Anilaza/ssj2 Kefla/GoD Toppo: galaxy+ to multi galaxy level

UI Goku/Jiren/GoD: galaxy cluster to universe level

Angels: universe to universe + level

Zeno: multiverse level

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#30 Edited by kyrees (13078 posts) - - Show Bio

@camilopezo said:

Durability = Destructive power

explain pre-super android 18 and 17 then.

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