Jinzōningen Jū Hachi
|Anime name||Android 18|
Artificial Human 18
|Appears in||Dragon Ball New Age|
|Date of death||774 Age (Revived)|
|Affiliations||Dr. Gero (creator)|
Android 17 (brother)
Android 18 (人造人間18号, Jinzōningen Jū Hachi Gō) is Dr. Gero's eighteenth creation, designed to serve Gero's vendetta against Goku, who overthrew the Red Ribbon Army as a child. She has since given up this goal, and has become an on-again off-again core member of Earth's Super Warriors in the online doujinshi Dragon Ball New Age.
Despite taking place in an alternate timeline, the history of DBNA's 18 differs in no way from the mainstream timeline's 18.
Android 18 is the second artificial human designed by Dr. Gero to be created by fitting a human being with cybernetics. As a mortal woman, she and her unnamed brother (the eventual Android 17) were runaways whom Gero kidnapped and conducted experiments on, resulting in their transformation into cyborgs. However, her ability to procreate was not impeded by these experiments, as evidenced by her giving birth to a healthy daughter, Marron.
Initially cool and confident, 18's sarcastic humor later becomes the most striking trait of her personality. One example of her sarcasm is demonstrated when she is asked if her real name is legitimately "No. 18", to which she responds, "My father was pretty dull." Shortly before this conversation at the World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku takes notice of her assembly with the Super Warriors, leading to the retort, "Look, he noticed. How cute."
Android 18's birth name is never revealed, and following her allegiance to Earth's Super Warriors after the defeat of Super Perfect Cell, she is referred to as simply "18" or "No.18".
Joining the Super Warriors, MotherhoodEdit
Seven years after the defeat of Super Perfect Cell, No.18 married Kuririn and had a daughter named Marron. Gohan tells No.18 and Kuririn that Goku will return to earth to enter the 25th World Tournament. 18 convinces Kuririn to enter to win the prize money. Later, Android 18 is matched against Mr. Satan in the World Martial Arts Tournament. Not interested in the attention that becoming tournament champion (and in addition, prevailing over Satan, who Satan City are generally under the impression is the most powerful martial artist alive), No.18 allows Mr. Satan to defeat her and retain his somewhat misappropriated title, provided that he reimburses her an amount of money greater than the prize money that he would be receiving as tournament champion. She must later take refuge from Majin Boo on Kami's Lookout.
A day later, No.18 is killed, along with her family, by Super Boo, who turns her into chocolate and eats her (interestingly making this the second time that she is ingested by a super-villain in Dragon Ball). Her life is restored through a wish from Porunga, and she later supplies Goku with her energy to fuel a Spirit Bomb, in an effort to defeat Kid Boo. Though peace has returned, Android 18 still maintains a cool and distant attitude toward Goku, as she was originally "created" to kill him, but she still can't resist smiling when Goku returns and has a tearful reunion with his family, showing a softer side to her personality. She is later seen at a party at Bulma's house.
Five years later, she attends Bulma's birthday party with the rest of the Super Warriors, eventually coming to blows with the God of Destruction, Beerus, with the rest of Earth's protectors.
Five years after the confrontation with Beerus, she attends the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament with her family and the other Super Warriors at the end of the DBZ series.
Possession, and the return of Android 17Edit
Years later, In her first appearance in Dragon Ball GT, No.18 is a servant of Baby. During the battle between Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Baby Vegeta, she, Kuririn, and Marron are caught in the destruction of Satan City by Baby's Super Galick Gun. However, all of them appear to have avoided the blast. She is cured with the Sacred Water. She must later go to the Tuffle planet before the earth explodes because of the wish by Baby to restore his home planet. Afterwards, she attends a party at Bulma's house.
Some months later, No.18 later appears in the city with her family, until Android 17 attacks. 17 attempts to control her, however Kuririn intervenes, pointing out that 18 is now married and has a child. He also reminds Android 17 that he killed Dr. Gero himself, but 17's artificial clone, Clone 17, contacts him and regains control, causing him to kill Kuririn. Kuririn's death brings No.18 back to reality causing her to attack her own brother. Seeing what he's done, 17 then targets Marron so he can gain full control of No.18, but No.18 defends her from 17's energy wave, leaving her in a critical condition. Android 17 flies off to merge with Clone 17, and No.18 crawls over to Kuririn, taking his hand as she appears to die with him. Later during the Super 17 Saga however, No.18 reappears, and in an attempt to avenge her husband's death, she joins Goku in the struggle against Super 17, leading to the super-android's death.
Dragon Ball New AgeEdit
Before the beginning of Dragon Ball New Age, No.18 has been widowed by the death of Kuririn, and her daughter Marron has moved away to attend school. Before his death, Hercule Satan named No.18 as his successor to the title of World Champion, allowing her to take control of his finances, sponsors, and estate.
Her first steady appearance in DBNA is scheduled to occur during the New World Tournament Saga, where she is to make her first title defense.
- High-Pressure Energy Wave, a monstrous beam attack similar in execution to the Masenko.
- Destructo Disk, a powerful razor-sharp disk of ki capable of slicing through nearly any opponent. This is the signature technique of her husband Kuririn, who more than likely taught it to her.
- Android Barrier, a technique where energy is thrust out from the body in the form of a barrier with great force. The barrier can be used to both defend against oncoming projectiles and to expand and damage its surroundings.
- Hell's Beam, a barrage of narrow rays emitted from the index finger of its user, similar in execution to the Death Beam, which Future Android 17 and his sister use in The History of Trunks special.
- Ki Blast/ Energy Attack, the most basic form of energy wave used by androids.
- Android Kamehameha, an attack 18 uses to attempt to finish off Super 14. Executed just like the regular Kamehameha, but a different color, and on a level of power equal to the Super Androids.
- Flight, the ability to fly without the use of ki.
- Power Blitz, a strong energy wave fired from the palm of her hand. It can be launched as a single energy wave, concentrated into a ball of ki or volleyed in a rapid barrage of energy waves called the Infinity Bullet. Android 18 debuts this technique with the concentrated method, while struggling not to be absorbed by Cell. Future Android 18 uses the energy wave and Infinity Bullet methods many times before being killed by Future Trunks.
- Super 18 - No.18 has been confirmed to become Super 18 in a future DBNA Saga. This form, however, has yet to appear in DBNA and its strengths and powers are currently unknown.
PowerEditAs a cyborg, 18 is extremely powerful, able to easily overpower the typical Super Saiyan. This is first demonstrated when she fights Super Saiyan Vegeta during the highway sequence, and is able to break his arm with a single kick and walk away almost completely unscathed, except her clothes which have been burned by Vegeta's ki attacks. Her replacement clothing is what visually separates Android 18 from her future timeline counterpart. 18 has also shown that she can hold her own against two Super Saiyans simultaneously, when both Trunks and Goten, who in Dragon Ball Z disguise themselves as Mighty Mask to fight in the adult division of the World Martial Arts Tournament, continue trying to fight her even after she exposes them.
Android 18 is fitted with a power cell that gives her a continuous and virtually infinite energy supply. This prevents her from becoming exhausted while fighting, and augments her power enough to make her a formidable opponent even for any of the surviving Saiyans. A skill which she shares with other android models is the ability to go undetected by ki signatures, as her power is substantiated by mechanics. Just like her brother, her cybernetic implants do not affect her ability to gain new skills and power levels through training, as shown by her ability to learn Kuririn's signature attack and also her being able to match up to two Super Saiyans (Trunks and Goten) in the Boo saga. While she may have grown stronger throughout the events in Dragon Ball Z and GT, and is supposedly roughly equal to her brother in terms of power as per their original programming, Android 17 has visibly outclassed her by quite a significant margin in GT, seeing as how his ki blast overpowered hers in their brief fight.