04:22:32 PM Mar 12th 2011
As the natter indicates this is probably not an example. But please Repair, Don't Respond.
- Cell from Dragonball Z, actually literally.
- On the contrary; Cell was supposed to be the ultimate creation of Dr. Gero, superior to all of his previous creations. Even the fact that he starts out in an inferior state does nothing to diminish his feelings of superiority to the other androids. This trope is played straight with how Androids 17 and 18 react to the vastly stronger Cell, who is designed to replace them. The trope is subverted earlier in that 16, 17, and 18 are far stronger than 19 and 20, but the former three were taken out of order to be replaced by the latter two. And the trope is thoughtfully subverted in that Android 16, the strongest of the androids (not counting Cell), at no point is jealous or resentful of the fact that 17 and 18 think they are stronger than him or that Dr. Gero kept him deactivated.