|Reviews for Who would have thought?|
| The Anguished One chapter 24 . 1/28
Great story. I loved the surprises and watching all the heroes become stronger. The best scenes showcased 17's and 18's feelings towards each other.
| Einsieg chapter 24 . 8/19/2013
I kinda felt bummed about 17 and 18 at the end. You went through multiple chapters trying to portray sympathetic qualities for them, have them temporarily team up with the heroes, have 17 (sort of) realize how much of an ass he is and almost come to terms with his humanity but promptly fail to hold to it because of his grief, and even expose some of the tragic elements of their characters. They couldn't really be redeemed for the crimes they've committed. They were in way too deep. But they still had redeeming qualities.
Now they're stuck with Cell. Forever. They weren't even allowed to die because of him and his damn dragonballs. On top of that, there is no alternate timeline to this universe because of the very 'what if' that caused this story. So there is no alternate past where they turned away from evil before they went too far. That was especially a bit of a bummer.
This is how I felt at first.
But then I remembered Cell's claim of them being stuck in some eternal blissful dream state where they aren't even aware that anything happened to them. Hell, maybe the dream they're in IS the alternate timeline. Now they get the heaven they don't even deserve and it's at Cell's expense. The twin terrors got the last laugh in the end after all. HAHAHA! SUCKERS!
| Tepheris chapter 24 . 5/23/2013
I loved this series, it's criminally underated and under-reviewed… sorry I didn't help much in that regard. m(_ _)m
I loved the wrap-up… although I have to say making the Serene State of Mind a match for Super Saiyan III seems a bit of a stretch.
Hats off to you on writting a thoroughly enjoyable series. Your wordsmith level is OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAND!
| Tepheris chapter 23 . 5/23/2013
I should have posted a review back when Cell first got immortality giving my prediction that he would be stopped by Mafuba and that they'd have Cell's Dragonballs. Then I'd be telling you to pick up the phone, because I called it.
| Tepheris chapter 20 . 5/23/2013
What happened to the stockpiled Senzu? I thought they had hundreds. Did they all get used up TRAINING?
| Tepheris chapter 15 . 5/22/2013
I feel the need to quote Team Four Star Episode 33(?)
Gohan: "Guys, I think that person is a Super Saiyan!
Vegeta: "Like h- he is! Maybe he's super human. Maybe you morons haven't been trying hard enough!
| Tepheris chapter 10 . 5/22/2013
Who Would Have Thought that Yajirobe would have turned into a real fighter with a year in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
Mr Popo: Korin, where did you send Roshi?
Korin: I'll tell you where he's not… safe!
["There's no way he can get any stronger. I bet that he's just bluffing to get me scared. Young whipper snappers think they can frighten old men like that with empty threats. That's psychological abuse of the elderly!" thought Roshi.]
Funny! … Hmm, maybe I have a sick sense of humor, but I find it humorous that Roshi would be talking about psychological abuse in the middle of a battle.
| Tepheris chapter 9 . 5/22/2013
Who Would Have Thought that Korin had been a warrior with that much power?
Chi Chi: Roshi, what does your Ki sense say about his power level?
Roshi: IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAND!
| Tepheris chapter 7 . 5/22/2013
Android 8's sacrifice was quite well written. It was a touching scene.
So far I am hooked on this story, the premise of the minor characters having to step up is intruiging and exciting.
| Guest chapter 24 . 4/11/2013
This has easily taken a spot among my favorite stories ever. Not just fan fictions either but all the stories I have read. I loved the focus on the humans and the heart and feeling you gave all the characters. I loved roshi and really enjoyed Daburas backstory. I could go on and on but I won't, so just know that this story is amazing!
| Zengame chapter 24 . 2/3/2013
Took two whole days but I finally finished reading your fantastic story. Indeed, who would have thought that this band of warriors could have risen to the challenges before them? I deeply enjoyed reading this and hope to see more of your work in the future.
| Blizzaga Saga chapter 24 . 11/8/2012
You are my God damn hero. This is the first DBZ fic to...excite me so much. I'm pleasantly surprised that you combined so many aspects of the show in such a coherent and sensible way. I always wondered what would happen if the villains actually showed up at the same time, and yours is the first fic I've read that has answered that, so thank you. While I personally take issue with certain aspects of this, such as Roshi et all reaching such high levels with only two years of training in the hyperbolic time chamber, I profoundly appreciate you for penning a story that gives the earthlings the spotlight in such a believable manner. In particular, I respect you for your treatment of Tao. Frainkly, it's astonishing to me that an ffnet writer has brought these wonderful characters together for such an exciting adventure.
My complaints with your fic are few. I do wish the phrase "Imagine blank's surprise" had been used less often, but that's my biggest issue. I never thought an action-based fic would entertain me, but you've surprised and surpassed me. Thank you for sharing this.
| Shenron I wish for a cabbage chapter 24 . 7/25/2012
I loved this story... The relations to the original Dragon Ball were great! Although, you made a few mistakes, such as Tao actually met Korin before. This is one of the best Dragon Ball Z stories out there, and I plan to read your other stories! :D
| FinalFlashX chapter 24 . 7/11/2012
This is easily one of the best what-if stories on this site. It's so creative, I mean the way you pull all of these fighters from the obsuricity of Dragonball and make them into a force to be reckoned with. It was simply pure genius this story of yours. I loved seeing Master Roshi fight again, I was recently watching the orginal Dragonball, doing research for my own story and I continued to watch the Tien vs. Jackie Chun fight over and over again and I loved how you captured the essence of those kind of fights in this story. This story is simply one of the best I've ever read on this site and easily the most orginal I've ever read on this site. Your story helped inspired me to write about the real Earthlings as well and I just wanted to thank you for writing this incredible story.
| RaiStar chapter 24 . 3/29/2012
Epic story. I Loved it.