As I get older I find myself being more invested in things such as politics, and with the caucuses in full swing (and Donald Trump just winning the New Hampshire primary) it really got me thinking what it would actually be like if Donald Trump manages to take home the highly sought after prize of the Presidency. By now we all know the running jokes within the Anime community ever since the Politician Rick Wilson had this to say about Donald Trump supporters:
“Most of them are childless single men who masturbate to anime. They’re not real political players. These are not people who matter in the overall course of humanity.”
Now this narrow minded Otaku-ist statement aside, I think I finally found a good Anime parallel to Donald Trump. Now with his whole persona being what it is, it was really hard to find anyone that even came remotely close to fitting the bill–then it hit me who he reminds me of… Hercule Satan from Dragon Ball Z. Once it crossed my mind the the parallels between them just kept flooding in one after another.
Naturally the biggest being their overall attitude. All through Dragon Ball Z Hercule is shown as this larger than life man who is one more arrogant statement away from being a full blown narcissist. I don’t think I need to tell you how it is that this compares to Donald Trump.
In Dragon Ball Z Hercule Satan is world renowned for having “beaten Cell” and “saved the world”, which as any fan of the show knows is simply not true. Donald Trump as you know is world renowned for being this “self made” billionaire and “financial guru”, which is again simply not true. Both have made these legendary names for themselves piggybacking on other people’s hard work and lies.
Another parallel that is spot on is they both have this nasty habit of making egregious claims that they know little to nothing about. Hercule is constantly trying to explain how it is the Z warriors “tricks” and “light shows” work, and Trump is always going on about foreign policy or building a wall spanning our border–and Mexico footing the bill. With both of them semi-dodging questions while rambling on without actually answering anything.
While neither are qualified to hold the highest position of power in their respective universes, at the end of the day, I think I’d rather have Hercule Satan leading my country. While he may be a fool I feel his intentions are pure, and he really does care for the people of planet Earth. Moral of the story: make sure to register to vote, and when you do vote for the future President of The United States of America Hercule Satan so we can make Anime Great Again!