>When the MC meets a rival
>When the rival magically stops progressing
>When the rival is now just a joke
MC just needs a better class of rival.
I think a lot of DBZ villains could have been defeated easily if they just used team work. Solar Flare + Destructo Disk = off with their head
Kurama's deadly seeds are never used on the main baddies just the midtier enemies.
I know like there are a lot of examples of this but these are the only ones I can think of.
It happens to everyone who's not goku sooner or later. given enough time Toriyama will find a way to make Lord Beerus unimportant
Vegeta has struggled to keep up since he was introduced
>Vegeta takes one step forward
>Kakarot takes 2
>Vegeta takes 3 steps forward
>Kakarot takes 4
Bulma gets slapped and then vegeta is stronger for about 5 minutes until goku becomes a god
Kuwabara was too manly for the Demon World tourney anyway. He had priorities with keeping up with his studies. As much I hated him getting the shaft in the final arc. He still ended up getting the girl, going to a decent college, and still having a best friend who is also his rival.
Hiei and Yusuke both faced demon kings in the same round of the tournament and they both got rekt. The only time Yusuke is significantly stronger than the others is when he gets Genkai's spirit orb, and when he first comes back to life as a demon.
This is another reason I love Gash Bell. Brago was a rival done right.
Well now they're really equal and official word says it's over with Vegeta's jobbing. I won't be surprised if, after 300+ episodes of Super both Goku and Vegeta are going to end up either as Gods of Destruction or their mentors, like Whis and Vados.
Primaries, is this the same case for miyata-kun?
>tfw Smoker used to be one of the guys Luffy could never hope to beat in a 1 on 1 fight and mirrored him in the sense that his strength far outclassed his actual ranking/reputation
>now he is nigh useless because of LOLHAKI and is a prime example of being a jobber
If only this wasn't a children's manga and he could use smoke to fuck up people's lungs or eyes or something.
Happened in Fairy Tail with Gray. He was Natsu's rival in the guild, and then he got shafted for Gajeel. Thankfully, the mangaka seems to have seen the error of his ways and made Gray the rival again instead of Vegeta 2.0.
He was stronger, the only reason he got his book burnt is because it was sniped.
Wasn't Yoh like the 4th/5th weakest?
Also it was interesting to note how similar Yoh and Hao's teams are. Hao had loyal followers who saw him as a god and Faust and Ryo practically worshiped Yoh and Anna since they brought them happiness
>a girl has on MC romantic interest
>MC friendzones her without any explanation