Cell (セル) is a character from the Japanese manga and anime series Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. He is the primary antagonist of the Androids/Cell story arc.

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History Edit

Cell is a bio-android created by the scientist Dr. Gero, intended to be the perfect life form. His mission is to absorb two of Dr. Gero's other androids, Android 17 and 18, in order to achieve his perfect form.

During the Androids/Cell storyline, Cell arrives from an alternate timeline seeking Androids 17 and 18 as they had been destroyed in his timeline. After absorbing countless people to increase his strength, Cell confronts Androids 17 and 18. He first fights Android 17 and easily overpowers him. Another android, Android 16, intervenes, but Cell manages to sneak up on Android 17 and absorb him, reaching his second form.

He then pursues Android 18, but is interrupted and nearly defeated by the Saiyan warriors Vegeta and Trunks. However, upon hearing of the potential of his perfect form, Vegeta allows Cell to absorb Android 18. Trunks, Android 16, and the human warrior Krillin still attempt to stop him, but Cell uses his Solar Flare technique to blind everyone and absorbs Android 18, finally reaching his perfect form.

Later in the storyline, he battles Son Gohan who hits him so hard that he vomits up Android 18 and ultimately destroys him.

Method of Consumption Edit

Cell is able to swallow and absorb people whole with his tail. Though normally having a pointed tip, his tail is able to open up and become a large funnel by which he can engulf his victims and swallow them whole into his body. This method was used on Androids 17 and 18, whom he needed to absorb whole in order to reach his perfect form.

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  • Cell is also able to absorb his victims by piercing their bodies with the tip of his tail, after which he liquefies them and sucks them into his body. However, since this method dissolves his victims before consuming them, it does not meet the criteria of "swallowed whole".