Android 17 (人造人間１７号), originally Lapis (ラピス 'Rapisu'), is a character from the Japanese manga and anime series Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. He is an antagonist in the Androids/Cell story arc.
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Android 17 has a very cocky and somewhat cruel personality as he delights in overpowering others with his incredible strength. However, his main desire, along with Androids 18 and 16 is to defeat and kill Son Goku. This goal is interrupted by Cell who wishes to absorb both him and 18, which 17 greatly opposes as he values his continued independent existence. However, 17 is ultimately absorbed, futilely resisting as he is sucked into Cell's body. After later being freed from Cell, he reforms and lives a peaceful life.
Android 17, along with his twin sister Android 18, were originally normal humans before being kidnapped and experimented on by Dr. Gero. The two were turned into powerful androids for the purpose of destroying Son Goku. They were also designed to be absorbed by and become bio-matter components of the bio-android Cell so that it may become the perfect life form.
During the Androids/Cell story arc, Android 17 and his sister are awoken by Dr. Gero to kill Goku and his comrades. After turning on and killing Dr. Gero and awakening Android 16, the three androids begin their search for Goku. Their search is preempted, however, as the three are confronted by Cell, who is intent on absorbing 17 and 18. Though they attempt to resist him, Cell manages to sneak up on Android 17 and absorb him. Android 17 is engulfed by Cell's tail and absorbed into his body, allowing Cell to reach his second form.
Android 17 remains trapped inside of Cell for most of the rest of the arc. Ultimately, Android 17 dies when Cell detonates himself, thus destroying Android 17 as well. However, Android 17 was later brought back to life with the Dragon Balls.
"Stop! Let me out of here, you freak!" (said while being absorbed by Cell, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Funimation dub)
- According to the Dragon Ball Super manga/anime, Android 17 was conscious and aware while being trapped inside of Cell