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Yuli-Ban

Drawn by [**Fiztaart**](https://sketchmob.com/user-profile/Fiztaart/) When Yulaan goes back to the 1960s in *Little Miss Savage: Middle American Mythology*, she makes a side-mission out of a desire to find an average boy and raise him to become a warrior. Raymond Miller is that average boy. He's even average by his own admission, not being more than a B student or having high aspirations in life. But that's why Yulaan wants to cultivate him. Raymond and his sister Linda Miller are about as "1965" as you can get, both being Baby Boomer kids. Plus, 1965 in America is not that much different from the mythologized 1950s— indeed, in many ways, the early/mid 60s are what America remembers the 1950s as being— a post-war pre-counterculture, highly stable, highly affluent WASP utopia where teens bop to rock and roll. This era of Modesto hives with Stepford wives; capable fathers, stay-at-home mothers, two and a half kids, and the family dog, of Silver Age comics and TV westerns. To Yulaan, it's a fascinating time, the absolute barest possible version of the 2020s that's still recognizably such. Now about the Miller household. It’s a classic WASP suburban household, perfectly attuned for the 1950s and ‘60s, to the point it’s actually cheesy. Raymond loves movies as well as pulp fiction. He loves Doc Savage and Conan the Barbarian, and he loves sword and sandal movies and sci-fi B movies and adventure serials. His sister Linda hates them, but she loves romantic comedies and big historical drama pieces. They only share a love for gangster flicks. But while she loves the glamorous lifestyles and set pieces, he loves the violence and manly characters. They're almost like a parody of WASP suburban gender roles, Raymond and Linda. Raymond is a Boy, Linda is a Girl. Raymond likes comic books, jet planes, adventure comics, war planes, and sports. Linda likes fashion, talking to her friends on the phone, romance, and pop idols. Raymond annoys Linda with gross stuff like the Rat Fink, while Linda annoys him just by talking. Raymond plays with science kits and obsesses over baseball icons. Linda used to play with dolls and is in love with the Beatles. Raymond has a pet dog. Linda has a pet cat. The two animals get along better than they do. Raymond is a little troublemaker who stops short of wearing a slingshot in his pocket. Linda is a model big sister. They get on each other’s nerves, but they do still love each other as all-American siblings would. This is early 60s suburbia distilled into actual humans. You couldn't write a more cliché set up if you tried. Hence why Yulaan blows their minds. Especially Raymond. Linda finds her gross and toxic, while Raymond finds her to be the antithesis of everything he ever knew girls to be. Girls aren't tough and aggressive like this! Girls aren't blunt and brutal. Girls cry easily and only think about boys. He sees her casually kill a deer and not flinch. But aren't girls supposed to freak out and cry about this stuff? She sees a rat on the floor and pounces on it. She grabs it, bites its head off, and eats the rest. That's not how girls work! Girls scream in fright at rats! Yulaan says she can't speak for all females. But he's talking about human girls, isn't he? A bolloi who screams over a fuckin' rat is getting lynched. She's not special. She's just a common bolloi, no different than the billions of others like her who infest her home universe She is absolutely a Top Gun macho vroda, one who wears the blood and bruises of a brutal fistfight with pride. That's just what they are. That's probably the hardest thing to really communicate to people— the sheer raw machismo latent in Yulaan and the vrodas. It's not just that Yulaan is a tomboy, a lady who can keep up with the boys while maintaining some feminine energy. I mean Yulaan just totally lacks feminine energy altogether. Most bollois seem to. There's a reason Planet Kollidor is considered to be so hypermasculine— though you do have yenois, nagois and bollois are just so macho that the stench of their nexcidium overpowers the planet. It's almost like yin and yang between Kollidor and Sarrat, with the far more feminine-oriented Gosamyrs. That's not to say she disrespects femininity. Indeed if anything, she's always been far more tolerant of it than some of her vroda mates. She recognizes fully the need for womanliness and femininity and doesn't trashtalk it as something unnecessary for women to cultivate. Then again, she is a bolloi who has no stake in our human game of life. And yet that's literally just the surface reality of Yulaan's life. He's not even scratched the surface of the tip of the iceberg because of the depths of Kollidorian lifestyles, mythologies, cultures, and Yulaan's own personal history that drives her. And to some extent, he literally can't understand her. Much like Sgt. Buck Roosevelt, he's a product of his environment, and the closest analog he might understand would be Amazons. Actually, considering her bioelectricity, Raymond thinks of Yulaan as the Female Zeus. Knowing who Zeus is and how he behaved, Yulaan finds this ironic considering the sexlessness of Yabans. Though that does bring up a funny thought: imagine a Yabanfied Zeus... would that basically be Thor with a monkey tail? ___________________ On that note, just like [Roosevelt](https://old.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/comments/sco4re/yabanverse_sol_yulaan_and_sgt_buck_roosevelt_1965/) and everyone on the planet, there is no understanding of Saiyans. A godlike battle-obsessed monkey-tailed space warrior is 100% novel to him. As an American boy who isn't particularly well-read on world literature, he also has no knowledge of the likes of Sun Wukong or Hanuman. Say "Sun Wukong" to him and he'll either say "Bless you" or think you're talking about some spinoff of King Kong about an ape named Sunwu.


Yuli-Ban

If you ever wanted to know how a Saiyan would fare in early/mid-1960s society (and I know you don't!!), [now you know](https://www.deviantart.com/yuli-ban/art/A-Polite-Discussion-at-Sea-895093926). Probably my favorite little sideplot in this story is where Yulaan goes to [Hong Kong circa 1969](https://www.deviantart.com/yuli-ban/art/Hong-Kong-69-A-Post-Fight-Gathering-896407639) with a bunch of other Yabans for the sole purpose of beating each other up. That's just everything coming full circle. A Pseudo-Saiyajin getting in fistfights in the same place around the same time that gave birth to the Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest kung fu shlock that gave birth to *Dragon Ball*? If I missed that one, I'd never be able to live it down. I'd die with shame, some old crippled gray-haired loser. "Why didn't I make my Saiyan ripoffs fight in Hong Kong in 1969?" And then I'd weep and die. And then I'd go those pearly gates and an enraged Bruce Lee would roundhouse kick me straight to Hell.


qboz2

Pls get them to run into some young scientist named Brief and tell him "Oi pal, my house is a pain to carry it should be small like a tablet ya dig" Or deck a dude named Wheelo so hard he needs life support, or laugh at some little Hitler dude for being so tiny and wearing a red ribbon to give him a complex


qboz2

"Imaging a Yabanified Zeus" Sun Wukong was like 5 seconds from taking over heaven. So that, heaven if the Buddha didnt step in


Yuli-Ban

In her home universe, Yulaan is nowhere near that level. She'd barely be mid-DBZ tier, and DBZ, despite all the fan wank, is extraordinarily far from the "top tiers" of power in fiction and mythology. But in *our* universe? Yulaan literally kills and eats Satan in the 2020s, and she could erase Earth with the flick of her wrist. As far as little Raymond knows, she might as well be *exactly* that because it makes no difference to humankind. Actually, that's a genuine plot point I wanted to play with, about how if a real-life superhuman appeared on Earth, [there's *nothing* we could do.](https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/800j9t/the_most_unbelievable_part_of_any_superhero_movie/dus2i7g/) Like full-stop, fuck "insurance companies would be screwed and people would be angry that their daily commute gets ruined by a superpowered battle." There'd be full-fledged billion-man cults worshipping these people, the legal system would collapse or at least have to give copious leeway to whatever the superhuman wants, the global economy would be redirected to account for a godlike person's will and whims, etc. It's only because Yulaan is a very spartan and reclusive person who lacks a god complex that she doesn't become God-Emperor of mankind. But otherwise she is the new status quo. Status quo is god, and she walks God like a dog.


qboz2

Hmm idk I think that a mid tier saiyan should hold up pretty well to Wukong, other than his 'jump to the edge of the universe' thing. So whats her power level, like elite saiyans at 10k are nothing compared to even mid freeza saga, but they were still very capable of wiping life from planets and conquering advanced civilizations with small teams


Yuli-Ban

If she was in Dragon Ball Z? Without her Satvyan Eye opened, probably 18,000-30,000 or somewhere in that area. With her third eye opened, she's opening a galaxy-wide can of whoopass on Freeza and Super Saiyan Goku, and that's without the ability to conjure a Black Hole added. Even if she isn't as powerful as, say, Super Boo, Third-Eye Yulaan could kill just about anyone in DBZ because black holes just don't give a fuck what you are; they just assimilate you all the same. There aren't that many "special techniques" in Dragon Ball after the Demon King Piccolo arc that aren't just some variant of "explosive ki wave", so it's hard to make that call. I'd imagine that Super Saiyan God could withstand a black hole, but I don't know. You never know. Completely secularized, with no qi flowing? Probably around 50-60.


qboz2

A very powerful saiyan, other than vegeta and goku shed be just about the strongest of universe 7. DBS gets back into abilities a little more but yeah, in dragon ball it kind of feels like powerlevel is all that matters and even broke abilities sometimes fail to really do anything if youre outmatched (cept solar flare, always useful) Has she had Nappas thought about how half saiyans are actually stronger and they could breed up a new super race by mating with humans?


Yuli-Ban

Yabans can't breed with humans. The best they can do is, very very very rarely, a sterile half-breed.


qboz2

Aw no gohans or trunks


Yuli-Ban

Theoretically, they could happen. It's more "No Pan or Goku Jr." than anything. The hardest part would be getting a Yaban to actually breed in the first place. Damn near impossible.


qboz2

Any of her personality based on Caulifa? Only asking because shes kind of the only normal female saiyan shown, Gine and Kale are both noted to be weirdly feminine for saiyan women. Also haha at Gine being so feminine she has to get work as a butcher, like "My god bardock, your wife is such a chick chick in their cutting up raw meat all day"


Yuli-Ban

Sol Yulaan? Couldn't be any different from Caulifla other than the fight-happiness. Yulaan's personality is pretty strange all things considering. In Dragon Ball, the closest I'd put it at is somewhere between late-Vegeta's and Super: Broly's, but even that's not a perfect summation.


Hamon_AD

I'm giving a like mostly for that "Never Knows Best" button. Nice FLCL reference. If it's not a reference, well the art is still pretty.


SnooHedgehogs1684

I just realized something: what happens when you do something to their tails (i.e. pulling or stroking) aside from potential death?


Yuli-Ban

Oh! Well that's a whole fun discussion all its own. Since their tails are part of their spines technically, I imagine they'd be pretty sensitive, but since Yabans are so hardy, they'd not be as paranoid about them as humans would be. [Otherwise, I basically just stole this](https://i.imgur.com/QLKzwx7.jpg). Everything there would qualify here, except obviously Oozaru/SSJ transformations. So pulling their tails would be annoying and get them angry; squeezing their tails would incapacitate them; stroking their tails in a way that's not annoying and with their permission would make them purr and endear them to you.


SnooHedgehogs1684

For first part: yep, death it is then! For the second part: wait, what? For the third part: that's actually quite wholesome especially in this sort of setting, to be honest with you...


Yuli-Ban

Second part: That one's just straight-up lifted from Dragon Ball and an old angst I had that squeezing tails stopped being a weakness. Though eventually I realized why that was the case. I figured that if tails are also extensions of their spines, then squeezing one's tail would put a Yaban down unless they were exceptionally adept at qi control, which not all of them would be.


SnooHedgehogs1684

Huh, make sense then.


Toon_Lord

Okay, first of all. If this is a book or something. I demand a link to it. RIGHT. THE FUCK. NOW. Second, this looks extremely interesting. I would comment more, but I’m gonna deep dive to learn more about this 😛


Yuli-Ban

There's *some* writings I've done, but this is largely just pure worldbuilding or in-my-head stuff right now. [And the best place to get started on a deep dive through the Yabanverse is DeviantART](https://www.deviantart.com/tag/yabanverse)


Toon_Lord

HOLY FUCK. Your art is so good! And their’s so much! You’ve obviously put so much time and thought into this. YA’LL’VE EVEN GOT A WIKI.


Yuli-Ban

Almost all of these are commissions. I paid a pretty penny to get it all done.


OtterThatIsGiant

I enjoy your hair.


YoungSoldjahJPEG

one looks rather timely and the other looks like they destroyed the timeline and blew up the versi to get there