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Universe of Origin Dragon Ball
Androids (人造人間, Jinzōningen, lit. "Artificial Humans") are robotic or cybornetic 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.


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 timeline, the androids succeeded in their plans for world destruction, managing to kill all of the main fighters until finally being killed by Trunks almost 20 years later.

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

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

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

  • "Cyborgs", androids made from an original human as a base (such as #17 and #18.)
  • "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.
  • 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
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Cell in his perfect form


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.