Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Theory Points to Android 21's Arrival

The latest trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is now out, and it teases a climax that will see a major final boss battle go down! Not only that, but a lot of fan theory is now speculating that a fan-favorite villain could be making a debut! That villain would be none other than Android 21, the evil female android that serves as the main antagonist of the popular Dragon Ball FighterZ video game!

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Android 21’s exact origin was left to Joker-style speculation, as she has delivered several different versions of it (as has the franchise). In some versions, No. 21 was a human researcher for the Red Ribbon Army that Doctor Gero turned into an android after they had a son together (who inspired the model of Android 16). Other times she’s described as a cutting-edge bio-android designed to be superior to Cell.

Either way, the resulting Android 21 is a powerful fighter with both human and Buu-style forms. In the storyline for Dragon Ball FighterZ, No. 21 consumes the cells of the other Z-Fighters and villains to increase her own power, just like Cell or Buu. As you can see in the tweet above, a lot of Dragon Ball fans think that the creature in that mechanical egg the Red Ribbon Army is hatching will be Android 21 – and not Cell.

It makes a certain amount of sense to introduce Android 21 in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. The previous movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, was a fan-service vehicle to bring a popular extraneous character (Broly) into the Dragon Ball Super canon. Android 21 has become a big breakout character since debuting in 2018; fans would love to see Cell’s successor step into the spotlight and offer the next level of battle for Gohan, in a direct echo of the Cell Games climax.

Then again, a lot of Dragon Ball fans would arguably love to see Adult Gohan go for a round 2 fight with a new version of Cell. It has direct connections to Gohan’s epic Dragon Ball Z moment of reaching Super Saiyan 2 and taking down Cell – arguably the most iconic moment in Dragon Ball.

Either way: we know Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has a fun boss battle coming our way!


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