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Android 18


Android 18 is the twin sister of Android 17 and Dr. Gero's eighteenth android creation, designed to serve Gero's vendetta against Goku. While her interests do not initially deviate from this expectation, her curiosity to activate Android 16, in spite of Gero's orders not to do so, leads Android 17 to take it upon himself to murder Gero. Eventually, Android 18 becomes a member of the Z Fighters, as well as the wife of Krillin and the mother of their daughter Marron.

Android 18 was originally a human named Lazuli, and the elder out of her and her twin brother, Lapis. The twins were notorious delinquents, who Dr. Gero would meet by chance while looking for fresh material for his experiments. He then kidnapped them and restructured them into Android 18 and Android 17. However, despite being referred to as androids or cyborgs and commonly regarded as such, both Android 18 and her brother are practically neither. Bulma stated while looking at 17's blueprint that he was human-based, but just about everything has been enhanced with bio-organic components. Their only mechanical parts are the emergency deactivation controller and self-destruction device (removed). Dragon Ball Super reaffirms this, with Gohan stating that the androids have been modified on cellular level to be superhuman.

She is the second artificial human, between her and her twin brother, designed by Dr. Gero to be a biologically modified human as well as being an infinite energy model. The nature and mechanism of their infinite energy source has not been made clear. Gero's experiments on her do not impede her ability to reproduce, as evidenced by her giving birth to a healthy daughter, Marron. Since they are human-based, she and her brother can become stronger if they train. Though they do not need to eat, they do need to hydrate. Also, their cells deteriorate slowly, so they age slowly too.
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Page Updated:  June 5th, 2020

I remember being in high school in the late 90's. In school, I had some artistic drawing friends telling me how cool Dragon Ball Z was... and especially how cool Android 18 supposedly was. 17? "No, 18!" They told me. I always confused the DBZ Android numbers. Anyhow, is Android 18 cool? Hell yeah I remember using her in KOF / Fatal Fury... Blue Mary, right? xD 

(Of course, Blue Mary's design is visually-inspired by Android 18, I later learned.) Considering some of the fairly-monotonous male characters of Dragon Ball Z, Android 18 is refreshing and badass that she can beat up guys too. In closing, Android 18's moveset and animations are badass, for sure. ;) Lot's of great references that even a casual DBZ fan like myself can recall.

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