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Android 16

Original Airdate: July 2, 2019

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Forget Android 17's threat. We already know they're totally gonna do it.
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The story races through the Android Saga to the appearance of Cell.


This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Distillation: Cuts Episodes 32-42 down to around 5 minutes.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Right before merging with Kami, Piccolo says they're going out to kill some teenagers. His reply?
    Kami: You had me at killing teenagers.
  • Book-Ends: Begins and ends with discussions about song covers. Opens with Yamcha, Krillin, and Bulma discussing them; closes with Piccolo, Kami, and Nail discussing them. The ending is interrupted by Cell whistling the song "All-Star" by Smash Mouth.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: invokedThe franchise's Sequel Displacement is joked about once again when Trunks warns Goku about Dr. Gero, name-dropping the Red Ribbon Army. Goku expresses his confusion with "Only saw Z, who dat?" Later turned on its head when Dr. Gero is confronted by Vegeta, only to ask "Only saw Dragon Ball, who dis?"
  • Call-Back:
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    • Just like when he fused with Nail and said "I'm two guys now!", Piccolo says "I'm three guys now!" after he fuses with Kami.
    • The "Yamcha's here! Yamcha's dead!" from Kai 1 returns.
  • Character Development: Piccolo says he needs character development when he flies off to fuse with Kami. All the other Z-Fighters say Gohan needs it.
  • Country Matters: Vegeta has to be censored for the c-word eight times, then at the end of his rant, says "vagina". 18 promptly breaks his arm.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: Trunks' sword gets stuck while slowly cutting Freeza in half. And Dr. Gero gets his hand stuck in Yamcha's chest after impaling him; he says his sleeve is stuck on a rib.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: How they allude to Krillin and 18.
    Android 17: Hey. Don't bang my sister.
    Krillin: Oh.
    Android 18: (kisses his cheek) He might.
    Krillin: Oh!
    Android 17: But don't.
    Krillin: Oh...
    Android 16: He wants pussy like I want Goku.
    Android 17: That sounds a little gay, dude.
    Android 16: It is a little gay, dude.invoked
  • Running Gag:
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    • "I feel like I/we underprepared for this." Dr. Gero says it after Vegeta turns Super Saiyan, and Krillin says it after Android 18 breaks Vegeta's arm.
    • People exclaiming someone's dead when they're not. Goku for Yamcha when he's impaled, and Gohan for Goku with his heart attack.
  • Running Gagged: Android 16 gets the line from Nappa and Guru, but malfunctions on it.
    Android 16: Hello, I am Android 16. I am hilarious, and you will birds-birds-birds Goku.
    Android 17: Hmm. I like him.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Android 19's death references Pinocchio:
      Android 19: Father, I wish to be a real boy.
    • The Pirate Dream and Ninja Dream are replaced by a Superhero Dream, with Goku taking the form of Izuku Midoriya, or "Dekurot". Vegeta makes a cameo as Katsuki Bakugo, or "Bakugeta".
      Dekurot: God, you're such a deep character.
      Bakugeta: F**K ME!!!
      Goku: (mumbling in his sleep in the 'real' world) I wish I was All Might.
      Gohan: I wish my dad was All Might.
  • The Stinger: After the ending, it shows an animated Nappa!All Might saying he's gonna go bang Dekurot's mom, in reference to the Fan-Preferred Couple of All Might and Inko Midoriya.invoked
    • Nappa!All Might is a Super Saiyan when flexed, much like how All Might looks completely different when he flexes.
    • His adding that it was "straight up Professor Oak-in' that bitch" is a reference to the popular Pokémon theory that Professor Oak sending the player off to catalog all 150 original Pokemon is just an excuse so Oak can get together with the player's mother.
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