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DR GERO

A android named Android 20(Dr.Gero).

Androids (人造人間, Jinzōningen, lit. Artificial Humans) are robotic/cyborg humans, most of them created by the evil scientist Dr. Gero. Most of the androids are said to have unlimited energy and have eternal life as well as having no aura unlike Saiyans, Humans, and others. There are at least 8 android models shown to have been fully functional (out of the Red Ribbon Army Series) throughout the series (11 if Cell, #20 who is really Dr. Gero, and Super 17 who is his half android half machine mutant, are all counted).

BackgroundEdit

The androids served as main villains during the Android Saga and the Imperfect Cell Saga, each serving a purpose of their own. Originally, all of the androids were plans used to kill Goku, however, most of the androids turned to the good side or were killed. However, in the Future Trunks time line, the androids succeeded in their plans for world destruction, managing to kill all of the main Z Fighters (except for Goku, who died of a heart virus, and Gohan, who survived but was killed 13 years later) until later being finally killed by Trunks almost 21 years later.

There are three types of androids seen in the series, according to their power supplies:

  1. The kind with no drawbacks and an unlimited power supply (such as #16, #17 and #18).
  1. The kind which requires constant intake of energy, usually stolen from victims, to keep their power reservoir from draining, which would cause the android to malfunction (such as #19 and #20).[1] Curiously, Dr. Gero oversees his configuration into the latter, rather than the type with no apparent limitations (though it's implied by 18 that this was because the energy-absorbing model was easier to control).
  1. Cell. See below.*

There are also three types of androids seen in the series, according to their "base" or materials:

  1. . "Cyborgs", androids made from an original human as a base (such as #17, #18 and #20).
  1. "Total artificial construct types", androids which were made up completely from mechanical parts (such as #13, #14, #15, #16, and #19). For some reason, the totally artificial ones have a blood-like liquid crimson substance, presumably a kind of power oil.
  2. Cell. See below.*


Cell is the only example of the third kind of android depicted in the series known to exist, both based on base material and power supply. He is a bio-mechanical android, constructed bio-artificially rather than from machine parts and/or a human base. Also, his power runs on some form of cross-organic ki based on cells from different humans, Saiyans and other species, which makes it generally circulate the same way as that of organic warriors.

His cells also possess elements of the first two power supply types as well. For one, he is able to absorb the energy of others and integrate them into his being through his tail, either by sucking them up or swallowing them whole. The latter method actually transforms him into a stronger state, and if he absorbs both #17 and #18 this way, he enters a form of evolution he describes as "perfection". Also, his cells can store memory of any form of power they ever taste, allowing him to return to that form if he should ever nearly become vaporized after losing it. Thanks to this and combined with the Zenkai healing factor of his Saiyan cell properties, he can in fact return from near death even stronger than ever before no matter how severely he should be weakened beforehand. [edit] Red Ribbon Army Series The android ABC guide explains the origin of all the androids canon to the storyline. This was originally the cover of Dragonball #367 RodAdded by Rod

  • Major Metallitron (Created by the Red Ribbon Army, destroyed by Goku and again by Pan, and may have not been made by Dr. Gero)
  • Dr. Gero's Prototype Androids (considered early test models)
  • Android 1 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 2 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 3 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 4 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 5 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 6 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 7 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 8 (Created by Dr. Gero (and Dr. Flappe in the anime), considered failure, living in peace with Suno)
  • Android 9 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 10 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 11 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 12 (Considered failure and destroyed)
  • Android 13 (Created by Dr. Gero's supercomputer, considered failure and destroyed in manga, although the Androids ABCs section implies that they were nearing completion) o Super Android 13 (Fused with Androids 14 and 15, killed by Goku in Movie 7)
  • Android 14 (Created by Dr. Gero's supercomputer, considered failure and destroyed in manga, although the Androids ABCs section implies that they were nearing completion; killed by Future Trunks in Movie 7)
  • Android 15 (Created by Dr. Gero's supercomputer, considered failure and destroyed in manga, although the Androids ABCs section implies that they were nearing completion; killed by Vegeta in Movie 7)
  • Android 16 (Pure robotic, considered failure, killed by Perfect Cell, possibly resurrected)
  • Android 17 (Half-human and half-android (correct term cyborg), considered failure, fused with Hell Fighter 17, resurrected, living in peace by himself) o Future Android 17 (Half-human and half-android (correct term cyborg), considered failure, reigned terror on Earth for nearly 20 years, eventually killed by Future Trunks) o Hell Fighter 17 (Machine mutant, fused with Android 17) + Super 17 (Fusion of Android and Hell Fighter 17, half-cyborg and half-machine mutant, killed by Goku and Android 18)
  • Android 18 (Half-human and half-android (correct term cyborg), considered failure, living in peace with Krillin) o Future Android 18 (Half-human and half-android (correct term cyborg), considered failure, reigned terror on Earth for nearly 20 years, eventually killed by Future Trunks)
  • Android 19 (Pure robotic, considered success, killed by Vegeta)
  • Android 20 (Robotic body of Dr. Gero, killed by Android 17 and again by Super 17)
  • Cell (Bio-mechanical, distractedly killed by Gohan, Krillin, or Trunks, depending on timeline)

Other Androids New androids designed for Dragon Ball Online.

  • Arale Norimaki (Created by Senbei Norimaki in Dr. Slump)
  • Obotchaman (Created by Dr. Mashirito in Dr. Slump and is based off of the same design plans that made Arale)
  • Dr. Kochin (Movie character, accidentally killed by Dr. Wheelo (knocked him into a chasm where he exploded))
  • Dr. Wheelo (Movie character, killed by Goku in The World's Strongest)
  • Android 8000 (In the computer game Dragon Ball Online, based off Android 8)
  • Android 19000 (In Dragon Ball Online, based off Android 19)

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