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Magic Carpet
09-17-2012, 05:20 PM
Aaroniero Arruruerie takes the cake when it comes to wasted potential, I mean 33,650 different ability and he didn't do shit... and even worse, he gotten offed by meltface.

So besides him, who else do you consider among the worst wasted potential?

V
09-17-2012, 05:33 PM
Yammy

Z
09-17-2012, 06:11 PM
Bane

Imagine
09-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Rocklee from Naruto is wasted potential for sure. Hell the whole Konoha 11 beside Naruto of course are wasted potential. I didn't expect much from characters like Ino and TenTen but Jesus, if they was ever a stand around and do jackshit award, there would be plenty to pass around in Naruto.

Pacifista
09-17-2012, 06:24 PM
Yeah, definitely those guys. Orihime was wasted as well.

I'd also say that the General Zombies from Thriller Barks were all horribly wasted. Some had some really sweet designs but they barely did anything before Oars smashed them flat.

Vegeta
09-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Hiatus x Hiatus.

Minty
09-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Hunter X Hunter has the most interesting abilities I've read in a manga. In HxH, if you're way stronger than someone, you can still lose if you go in a fight recklessly. A smart fighter will make you look like a fool. Yeah, the manga itself is wasted potential and there are many characters who died too soon or left before we got to see their ability.

MM
09-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Isley from Claymore. Commander of a large army of awakened beings, conquered the southern lands, guardian of the strongest being in Claymore and the mentor of Raki. All that amounted to after the timeskip was that he was killed by nameless minions of the Organization.

Kabuto from Naruto. He could have been an interesting villain for Naruto if you consider that he knows the pain of loneliness and wanting acknowledgment. Even barring that, Kishi wasted a huge opportunity by not having Kabuto go with Sasuke on his trip to self-discovery. Not only is Kabuto more capable than Orochimaru, he fits better in the Taka group and would be interested in going with Sasuke considering after Izanami that he might want to evaluate his own path.

Imagine
09-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Isley from Claymore. Commander of a large army of awakened beings, conquered the southern lands, guardian of the strongest being in Claymore and the mentor of Raki. All that amounted to after the timeskip was that he was killed by nameless minions of the Organization.

Isley's death was just terrible! :pek

Its funny actually, a abyssal being being killed by nameless fodders. I felt for Isley when he was being devoured.

Minty
09-17-2012, 07:18 PM
Yajirobe.

The Gaddess
09-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Isley from Claymore. Commander of a large army of awakened beings, conquered the southern lands, guardian of the strongest being in Claymore and the mentor of Raki. All that amounted to after the timeskip was that he was killed by nameless minions of the Organization.

The abyssal ones by themselves were wasted potential. Riful was better, but nowhere near as good as she should have been.

DoflaMihawk
09-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Mr.5 from Baroque Works. More specifically his Devil Fruit.

Halaros 536
09-17-2012, 09:15 PM
I'm surprised that no one mentioned Chad.

Pacifista
09-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Probably because he's not even potential at this point.

White
09-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Scars brother? I forget his name, but he was a genius in his own right.

V
09-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Probably because he's not even potential at this point.

Like the entire manga

Minty
09-17-2012, 09:59 PM
Scars brother? I forget his name, but he was a genius in his own right.

Too bad he met Solf J. Kimblee :maybe

Rim
09-17-2012, 10:03 PM
Fairytail's dragon slayer fight in the arena. So much buildup, so much waste.

pizzadust
09-17-2012, 10:36 PM
Fairytail's dragon slayer fight in the arena. So much buildup, so much waste.

Thats Fairy Tail

Rim
09-17-2012, 11:02 PM
Thats Fairy Tail

That's Fairy Tail, you mean.

Minty
09-17-2012, 11:35 PM
Fairytail's dragon slayer fight in the arena. So much buildup, so much waste.

No, Natsu and Gajeel were just overpowered.
Look what a 10 Wiz Saint could do with his strongest attack:
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-285.0/compressed/q019.jpg

Look what Cana could do with an even stronger Fairy Glitter attack:
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-285.0/compressed/q022.jpg

Notice how neither of them could destroy the ground on the tournament.

Sting destroyed the floor with a simple breath attack which isn't even the strongest in a DS arsenal:
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-295.0/compressed/ofairy-tail-3529931.jpg
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-295.0/compressed/ofairy-tail-3529933.jpg

Erza and Gray even commented on that. Natsu and Gajeel tanked easily which means they would tank Jura's and Cana's attacks easily too. THEY are overpowered. Sting and Rogue are not underpowered.

Rim
09-18-2012, 12:06 AM
No, Natsu and Gajeel were just overpowered.
Look what a 10 Wiz Saint could do with his strongest attack:
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-285.0/compressed/q019.jpg

Look what Cana could do with an even stronger Fairy Glitter attack:
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-285.0/compressed/q022.jpg

Notice how neither of them could destroy the ground on the tournament.

Sting destroyed the floor with a simple breath attack which isn't even the strongest in a DS arsenal:
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-295.0/compressed/ofairy-tail-3529931.jpg
http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/246/26-295.0/compressed/ofairy-tail-3529933.jpg

Erza and Gray even commented on that. Natsu and Gajeel tanked easily which means they would tank Jura's and Cana's attacks easily too. THEY are overpowered. Sting and Rogue are not underpowered.

1. smaller aoe
2. floor was already weakened
3. it's irrelevant how powerful the attacks were, the fight was terribly anticlimatic and was filled with what would be meaningless hype for the two 3rd generation dragon slayers.

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That said, I'm glad for the recap, badass drawings there.

Minty
09-18-2012, 12:06 AM
1. smaller aoe
2. floor was already weakened
3. it's irrelevant how powerful the attacks were, the fight was terribly anticlimatic and was filled with what would be meaningless hype for the two 3rd generation dragon slayers.

They still displayed greater power than anyone in the tournament other than Natsu and Gajeel.

Rim
09-18-2012, 12:27 AM
They still displayed greater power than anyone in the tournament other than Natsu and Gajeel.
Not really, no.

Minty
09-18-2012, 12:34 AM
Not really, no.

Sting destroyed the floor with a basic attack. Jura, who's probably the strongest fighter present, couldn't do that.

Rim
09-18-2012, 12:43 AM
Sting destroyed the floor with a basic attack. Jura, who's probably the strongest fighter present, couldn't do that.

A basic attack? Well sure, but it's also one of the strongest. And you're forgetting that jura broke the floor too, while even fairy glitter failed to do that much. Granted sting's attack did more apparent damage, but it might very well depend on the type of magic, and on how weak the floor was at the time.

Minty
09-18-2012, 12:46 AM
A basic attack? Well sure, but it's also one of the strongest. And you're forgetting that jura broke the floor too, while even fairy glitter failed to do that much. Granted sting's attack did more apparent damage, but it might very well depend on the type of magic, and on how weak the floor was at the time.

Jura didn't break the floor. That was the after effect of his attack since he attacks with iron rocks. The floor wasn't that damaged for Sting to completely destroy it far enough down for them to have to use video lacryma just so the crowd can see what's going on if he was weaker than Jura.

The Gaddess
09-18-2012, 12:50 AM
Timmy, FT has the worst power standings ever. Just cause the Dragon slayer attacks were stronger and surprised people like Erza, it doesn't mean they're as strong as Erza's attacks. Yes, I notice what's wrong in my statement and that's exactly what's wrong with FT.

Minty
09-18-2012, 12:55 AM
Destructive capability isn't everything. Look what happened when Cobra fought Natsu. Natsu has stronger attacks, but Cobra was a lot more lethal. Same with Aria vs. Makarov. But, to say Sting and Rogue were wasted potential is just wrong because they were clearly strong.

Lady Mint
09-18-2012, 12:56 AM
Minty...the size of the attack doesn't determine how powerful it is...

Minty
09-18-2012, 12:58 AM
It broke through the floor when no one else showed the power to do so.

Rim
09-18-2012, 01:13 AM
Jura didn't break the floor. That was the after effect of his attack since he attacks with iron rocks. The floor wasn't that damaged for Sting to completely destroy it far enough down for them to have to use video lacryma just so the crowd can see what's going on if he was weaker than Jura.

There was also an undergound mining tunnel, so no, his attack didn't have to carve out that depth.

AS to jura's 8000mp whatever, it looks like the rocks are broken outside of the blast radius. It'd be rediculous to assume these attacks didn't somehow weaken the base of the stadium.

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Destructive capability isn't everything. Look what happened when Cobra fought Natsu. Natsu has stronger attacks, but Cobra was a lot more lethal. Same with Aria vs. Makarov. But, to say Sting and Rogue were wasted potential is just wrong because they were clearly strong.

But, I never said the bold...

Marimo
09-18-2012, 02:43 AM
Son Gohan from Dragonball. 'Nuff said

Bold
04-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Gremmy from Bleach was just :giogio

Oh, and the whole of Naruto comes to mind as well.

blackdragonstory
04-26-2014, 10:17 AM
I'd say Zoro.
Cuz he cant orientate himself,and gets lost all the time.
What kind of swordsman is that...

It makes him less awesome...

Ichiryuu
04-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Yamcha :cry

awesome character, yet so abused by author.

Brohan
04-26-2014, 09:16 PM
Yamcha is awesome because he was a loser though.

SaiyanZ
04-30-2014, 04:07 PM
Gohan and Yajirobe were good enough. Yamcha could've won more significant fights though. Ryuga from Fist of the North Star could've been better imo

Lanicard
04-30-2014, 04:57 PM
Tenshinhan, Yamcha, Kame Sennin, Chaos, etc. All the humans, except Krillin should have been more usefull during the 2nd part of the manga.

Shikamaru, Lee, Kanjuro, Shino in Naruto.

I don't remember more characters for now. Later, I'll update my post.

Bold
04-30-2014, 05:01 PM
Most of the Konoha 11 should have become beasts to be perfectly honest. With Lee, Naruto, Sasuke & Neji being the cream of the crop, and guys like Shino, Shikamaru, Hinata and even Sakura (if Kishi would ever have managed to make her a good character) being close behind.

Lanicard
05-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Most of the Konoha 11 should have become beasts to be perfectly honest. With Lee, Naruto, Sasuke & Neji being the cream of the crop, and guys like Shino, Shikamaru, Hinata and even Sakura (if Kishi would ever have managed to make her a good character) being close behind.
Yeah, I only mentioned those because I was in a hurry, but frankly all Konoha's talents could have been more useful, besides Naruto & Sasuke.

X
06-17-2014, 12:55 AM
What are some of the characters that you have come across that you believe deserved more attention since they had great potential?

DoflaMihawk
06-17-2014, 12:57 AM
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130416232331/toonami/images/2/2e/Rock_Lee.jpg

Bold
06-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Rock Lee, Neji, Shikamaru & Hinata spring to mind.

Great Potato
06-17-2014, 01:09 AM
With Naruto it would be easier to ask which characters weren't wasted potential.

The humans from Dragon ball got the shaft by the time the Saiyan Saga rolled around.

X
06-17-2014, 01:09 AM
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130416232331/toonami/images/2/2e/Rock_Lee.jpg


Rock Lee, Neji, Shikamaru & Hinata spring to mind.

Did I make this in the Naruto section?

DoflaMihawk
06-17-2014, 01:10 AM
Did I make this in the Naruto section?

You might as well have.

Bold
06-17-2014, 01:15 AM
Naruto's an encyclopedia of wasted characters so they're the easiest. A good chunk of the Dragonball cast like GP said as well.

Regarding other stuff, I dunno, maybe L from Death Note since I enjoyed his presence the most there. I also found the defeat of Nakiri Alice in Shokugeki pretty underwhelming since she seemed like one of the big bads at first.

There's also the Uncrowned Generals and pretty much anyone not Kagami or a Generation of Miracles player in Kuroko no Basket.

Rax
06-17-2014, 01:17 AM
My good friend the Drunk Falcon :-(

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120330014725/fairytail/images/9/90/Bacchus_GMG_PP.jpg

Crispinianus
06-17-2014, 01:21 AM
My good friend the Drunk Falcon :-(

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120330014725/fairytail/images/9/90/Bacchus_GMG_PP.jpg

What a ripoff of Ideo.

Rax
06-17-2014, 01:30 AM
Bacchus came first :lmao

Ichiryuu
06-17-2014, 01:30 AM
Wasn't this thread made before? o.o

Zoro
06-17-2014, 01:30 AM
Bacchus came first :lmao

nah

Crispinianus
06-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Bacchus came first :lmao

Bacchus first appeared in 2012 and Ideo appeared back in 2005 at the Shichibukai meeting.

Rax
06-17-2014, 01:35 AM
No he didn't

Zoro
06-17-2014, 01:36 AM
Ideo came first

Mashima copied Oda

Rax
06-17-2014, 01:40 AM
Ideo came out like a year later.

Zoro
06-17-2014, 01:42 AM
What are you reading? This explains everything. YOu don't even read One Piece. You just bash it because everyone with a brain says it's better than Fairy Tail.

Crispinianus
06-17-2014, 01:44 AM
No he didn't

He was disguised as Mihawk. I thought Oda made it obvious.

Ichiryuu
06-17-2014, 01:45 AM
Bacchus was introduced 113 chapters ago in Fairy Tail.

Ideo was introduced 43 chapters ago in One Piece.

Zoro
06-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Bacchus was introduced 113 chapters ago in Fairy Tail.

Ideo was introduced 43 chapters ago in One Piece.

You fail to understand what we're trying to explain here. Idea was introduced 43 chapters ago, but appeared during the Shichibukai meeting which was like 400+ chapters ago, 300+ chapters before Bacchus appeared.

Get it right.

Crispinianus
06-17-2014, 01:55 AM
I heard at one point in his career, Mashima tried to break into Oda's house to steal notes but was arrested.

Ichiryuu
06-17-2014, 01:55 AM
You fail to understand what we're trying to explain here. Idea was introduced 43 chapters ago, but appeared during the Shichibukai meeting which was like 400+ chapters ago, 300+ chapters before Bacchus appeared.

Get it right.

I know you're trolling but I don't really care, I should've worded it differently, Ideo's debut was 43 chapters ago AKA his first appearance in the manga.

Rax
06-17-2014, 01:58 AM
They're just trying to troll because Ideo is ripped off from Bacchus.

Bold
06-17-2014, 01:59 AM
Stay on topic, please. :distracted

Riki
06-17-2014, 02:04 AM
pretty much the entire cast of Naruto except like Naruto/Uchihas, especially the original Konoha 12

looking like the same is going to be true for the entire cast of Bleach as well, the Vizards especially

in One Piece, probably like half of the post-TS Strawhats so far

Bold
06-17-2014, 02:07 AM
Yeah. To be honest all the major timeskips I've come across have been let downs.

Brohan
06-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Komatsu is wasted potential. Don't want to explain at length, because itll seem like bitching.

Makenzye
06-17-2014, 02:04 PM
pretty much the entire cast of Naruto except like Naruto/Uchihas, especially the original Konoha 12

looking like the same is going to be true for the entire cast of Bleach as well, the Vizards especially

in One Piece, probably like half of the post-TS Strawhats so far

Riki beat me to it.

Piccolo of Dragon Ball had some of the most wasted potential in the series. He was being hyped as almost being able to keep up with Goku as late as the Android Saga, and then flatly let us know in the Cell Saga he was trash. Despite being a tactical mind, good at training, and a weird bevy of powers that weren't simply "TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL AAAAAAAAAAAAARRGGGHH!!"

Also, I don't think some people understand the difference between rip-off, inspirations, coincidental design, and homages.

Dog Tickler Jr.
06-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Hagya from HxH. He's the strongest character to get fodderized that I've ever seen.