..is by far the weirdest thing on Dragon Ball Earth.
What is he, anyways? There's nothing quite like him on the planet, or anywhere else.. Kami, Dende, and Piccolo are aliens. Talking animals are fairly common place. Buu, he's a magical being, and demons and other weirdo's are from hfil/otherworld.
If I didn't know better, I'd almost think Popo was Toriyama playing a "blackface" stereotype, but maybe there's a cultural reference I'm missing?
But yeah, the racist overtones are rather blatant.
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."
Watch much Godzilla? They had a HILLARIOUS rendition of New York city that had a black pimps driving around shooting at cops, like it was an everyday thing. Japan could totally import other cultures racist memes.