However, Dragon Ball Z has established that 17 and 18 are not robots, confirming that they were born as ordinary humans called Lapis and Lazuli. Only after Dr. Gero kidnapped them and experimented with them, did they become known as Androids 17 and 18.It turns out that before Goku's enemy, Dr. Gero transformed them into monstrously powerful cyborgs, Android No.
Their names come from the deep blue semiprecious stone known as lapis lazuli, meaning that their names are essentially stone and blue, respectively. Along with Android 17, Android 18 was able to break Biarra's armor and was also able to kick him out of the sand. Android 18 mockingly tells her that she can leave, but Vegeta says that he is about to put an end to her and that he would rather die alone than accept the help of Goku and his friends. Android 18 proceeds to fight and overcome Shimorekka in his battle until it is canceled with the arrival of Moro and Saganbo.
Even fighting together against the strongest attacks of Android 17 and Android 18 is barely enough to make Moro shudder, although he is impressed by its power and wishes to be able to steal it. Against Agnilasa, Android 18 was overwhelmed by the giant warrior, almost being eaten, however, it was saved by Goku. Cell makes fun of Android 18 and Android 16, saying that they can't escape it and that, thanks to the absorption of Android 17, he surprised even himself with its new speed. Then he found Android 17, which was reborn in the same place where Cell was destroyed and told him that the bombs had been removed from Krilin.
They are identical in appearance to the versions of the two of the current timeline, Android 18 carries the set it used in the main timeline when it was activated by Dr. Although Android 18 loves her husband, in a special conversation between Krilin and Yamcha in which Yamcha wrongly assumes that Krilin has feelings for female androids because Krilin agrees with Yamcha that 21 is attractive, Android 18 hears Yamcha's negligent comments, causing her to comically hurt with anger and look ominously at Krillin and Yamcha, who are so terrified, dare not turn around and instead focus on fighting the enemy, hoping that 18 will be easy for them later. Piccolo is happy to see them there because the androids don't have Chi, who can be absorbed by Seven-Three with Moro's ability. In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Android 18 is emotionally torn when Android 21 (when she is overcome by her evil character) orders her to fight with Krilin, although she agrees to prevent Android 21 from attacking him.
Gero arrives at his laboratory (after he and Android 19 are unable to combat Team Dragon, with 19 being destroyed by Vegeta), activates Android 17 and Android 18.After the defeat and the erasing of Universe 9, he found Android 17, where they discussed the advantages of its infinite resistance. Anyone who is a Dragon Ball fan should know how Trunks travels back in time to warn Goku about the android brothers who will create chaos on Earth soon after. Even though her body has been modified enough to be labeled an android, she is still completely organic and a human-based model, she can still grow in abilities and level of power through training. Gero and Android 19 would begin as the main antagonists of the Android saga, the role would become Androids 16, 17 %26 18 before finally deciding on Cell shortly after its presentation.