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* When the Z Fighters were getting beaten by the Cell Jrs, Gohan said that other than Trunks, none of them could be revived with the Dragon Balls. While this is true for Goku, Vegeta and Krillin who have been revived by Shenron once already, this is not the case for Piccolo, Tien and Yamcha as they were revived by Porunga. So , shouldn't Shenron be able to revive them as well? Or can Shenron cannot revive anyone who has died and be brought, even if they were not brought back him?

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* When the Z Fighters were getting beaten by the Cell Jrs, Gohan said that other than Trunks, none of them could be revived with the Dragon Balls. While this is true for Goku, Vegeta and Krillin who have been revived by Shenron once already, this is not the case for Piccolo, Tien and Yamcha as they were revived by Porunga. So , shouldn't Shenron be able to revive them as well? Or can Shenron cannot revive anyone who has died and be brought, even if they were not brought back him?him?
** The restriction is that Shenron can't bring back someone who's already been wished back to life; it doesn't matter by whom.


* When they wish back everyone killed by Cell, should Android 17 have qualified? Android 18 was alive and relatively unharmed when Cell spit her out, and that's after he's endured a chunk of his body being torn out by the Final Flash, and the top half of his body destroyed by Kamehameha. If that didn't kill the androids inside of him it suggests they're bonded on the cellular level. So shouldn't that mean Android 17 would be alive as long as Cell was, meaning he would've been killed by Gohan instead of Cell?

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* When they wish back everyone killed by Cell, should Android 17 have qualified? Android 18 was alive and relatively unharmed when Cell spit her out, and that's after he's endured a chunk of his body being torn out by the Final Flash, and the top half of his body destroyed by Kamehameha. If that didn't kill the androids inside of him it suggests they're bonded on the cellular level. So shouldn't that mean Android 17 would be alive as long as Cell was, meaning he would've been killed by Gohan instead of Cell?Cell?
** My guess best guess is, that when Cell self destructs, he killed Android 17 in the process. Remember, he was reduced to nothing but a lump and he was able to regenerate back to his Perfect form, even without Android 18, so it's possible 17 was gone too.

* When the Z Fighters were getting beaten by the Cell Jrs, Gohan said that other than Trunks, none of them could be revived with the Dragon Balls. While this is true for Goku, Vegeta and Krillin who have been revived by Shenron once already, this is not the case for Piccolo, Tien and Yamcha as they were revived by Porunga. So , shouldn't Shenron be able to revive them as well? Or can Shenron cannot revive anyone who has died and be brought, even if they were not brought back him?



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** Android 8 is a not-so-subtle reference to Frankenstein, right? Maybe, like the real thing, he's made of dead body parts. Thus, perhaps he qualifies more as a living thing than the purely machine 16?



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** Maybe they were like Ascended Super Saiyan, great boost in power but otherwise not very fast, his Xenomorphesque form was slightly fast but much more powerful, perhaps his final form compresses his power, focusing it.



** There's also the fact they were created to fight Goku and the rest. In Trunk's timeline, the gang had no knowledge of an upcoming threat so any training wasn't as motivated or intense so they would have had more off time and wouldn't have gotten as stronger. Old Time Line Z-Fighters simple weren't as powerful as New Timeline Z-Fighters. Thus Old Timeline Androids were weaker than New Timeline Androids

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** There's also the fact they were created to fight Goku and the rest. In Trunk's timeline, the gang had no knowledge of an upcoming threat so any training wasn't as motivated or intense so they would have had more off time and wouldn't have gotten as stronger. Old Time Line Z-Fighters simple weren't as powerful as New Timeline Z-Fighters. Thus Old Timeline Androids were weaker than New Timeline Androids
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*** That's in the ''present''. That has nothing to do with how old he is ''in the future''.




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*** If that's what the reason was, why not collect the Dragon Balls (or rather, send 19 to do it for him) and wish for his youth to be restored first? He was in the Red Ribbon Army, after all, so he should know all about the Dragon Balls and probably knows how to make a Dragon Radar (since the RRA had one).



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*** More like they can't kill more powerful beings, but they can still resurrect them. Otherwise Vegeta wouldn't have been resurrected at the end of the Buu saga.




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*** Which still doesn't explain why Goku wasted time talking to Gohan and the other before teleporting Cell away. If he had skipped that, he would have had time to save himself, King Kai and his pets before Cell exploded.


*** Why not? Just because the sleek ice-lizard like design is a standard doesn't mean there can't be exceptions. Hell, Freeza even states that he can choose what a form looks like, even if it's his natural form due to their bio-suit/bio-armor- take Ressurection F; he purposely chose to make Golden Freeza, well, [[ExactlyAsItSaysOnTheTin Golden]] in order to make a mockery of the super saiyan transformation.

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*** Why not? Just because the sleek ice-lizard like design is a standard doesn't mean there can't be exceptions. Hell, Freeza even states that he can choose what a form looks like, even if it's his natural form due to their bio-suit/bio-armor- take Ressurection F; he purposely chose to make Golden Freeza, well, [[ExactlyAsItSaysOnTheTin [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Golden]] in order to make a mockery of the super saiyan transformation.

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** Maybe the pod had some sort of repulsorlift tech inside it for lab crews to move it if needed. So it reduced the weight of the assembly.

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** As an additional thought, perhaps that particular "limit" was created to prevent uprisings and power hungry individuals. Saying "it doesn't work if you do it to yourself" would prevent weaker Saiyans from deliberately hurting themselves in order to push themselves to a point they could rise up against the aristocracy, and keep unstable aristocrats from madly raising their own levels or accidentally offing themselves.

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**** I'd guess this is the biggest reason. The more you alter the past, the bigger the risk of the future changing dramatically.

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** Gero's gimmick, for the most part, is "mad scientist", not "mad guinea pig". He builds androids to kill Goku for him because they can absorb all the risk; he's pragmatic that way. The problem is, androids have an extremely lopsided failure-to-success ratio. The first sixteen androids, all built from scratch? Don't work. Androids 17 and 18, made from human bases? ''Really'' don't work. It takes until Android 19 to get an android that does work, and even he's probably a bit of a let-down, all things considered. Gaining immortality from putting your own brain into an android body and fighting your nemesis on the front lines might sound cool, but it's also very, very, dangerous for Gero, and he has to rely on 19's help for almost all of it. Becoming Android 20 isn't actually a good plan; it's a Hail Mary.


** Even if they ''did'' know where New Namek was, how were they going to get there? It would have taken more than 4,000 years to reach Old Namek with the fastest human spaceships, according to Bulma, and the only ships that went any faster that were on Earth were Goku's leftover space pod, which Dr. Briefs modified, and Kami's ship. None of those were on Earth anymore when the Androids showed up. Even the pod Goku returned in was wrecked when he landed it. So, strange as it sounds, it might have actually have been easier for Bulma to build a time machine than a spaceship.

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** Even if they ''did'' know where New Namek was, how were they going to get there? It would have taken more than 4,000 years to reach Old Namek with the fastest human spaceships, according to Bulma, and the only ships that went any faster that were on Earth were Goku's leftover space pod, which Dr. Briefs modified, and Kami's ship. None of those were on Earth anymore when the Androids showed up. Even the pod Goku returned in was wrecked when he landed it. So, strange as it sounds, it might have actually have been easier for Bulma to build a time machine than a spaceship.



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** Killing Freeza also has the benefit of showing Goku and the others that he's on their side, and gives them a reason to trust him enough to speak to him.



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*** Considering his warnings about Beerus and Majin Buu, Cold is heavily implied to be wiser and more careful than Freeza. It could just be that Cold was being {{WrongGenreSavvy}}, and assumed Trunks would have simply killed him during the lengthy transformation process. ... then again, considering this is [[PragmaticHero Trunks]] we're talking about he was probably right. In which case, going for the sword was a pretty reasonable strategy given the information he had. He just didn't realize he was screwed regardless. If he ''could'' transform just imagine how screwed Earth would have been if he'd been fighting Vegeta or Goku instead. They probably would have flat out told him to do it before he even mentioned anything about it.



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** I just figured Trunks did his research, learned about Freeza’s attack on Earth and decided he’ll just go ahead and take care of that little bug first, then chill for a few hours for Goku’s arrival.

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