The android saga begins with Future Trunks, Gohan and Bulma living in a
horrible desolate world. There are two androids, both about as powerful as a
Super Saiyan. Future Trunks is about 10 or 11 and Gohan is about 17 or so.
Trunks decides to have Gohan train him since androids 17 and 18 have killed
all of the Z-Team and Goku died of a heart disease. Gohan wants Trunks to
become a Super Saiyan at a very early age, and Trunks is very good at
powering up, but he can never quite reach the Super Saiyan stage. Eventually
Gohan goes to fight the androids and he is beaten but he gets away. He tries
again later and Trunks wants to join in, but Gohan knocks him out for his
In the fight with the androids, Gohan seems to be doing fairly well, but
then both androids fight him together and Gohan gets killed. Eventually it
begins to rain and trunks wakes up, he then looks for Gohan and finds him
dead. He begins to cry and goes through so much anguish he goes Super Saiyan.
The time jumps to later in Trunks' life and he is now about 16 - 17. He has
become much stronger and wishes to fight the androids once more before he
takes the time machine which Bulma has built for him. Bulma could not test
the time machine because it takes 6 months to charge. Trunks fights the
androids and is surprised to learn that they have a never-ending KI power.
He is beaten badly. Trunks wakes up in a bed with Bulma supervising him.
They say their good-byes and he takes the time machine back to the time in
which the legendary Goku was still alive.
The Z-teamers are all in one area, or most of the Z-team anyway. Vegeta is
beginning to get along with the Earthlings a little now, and Yamcha is OK
with his presence. Tienshinhan hates him though. Vegeta is still feeling
enraged that Goku has the ability to become Super Saiyan, though and hates
him for it. Trunks comes back from the future in the time machine. Frieza,
new and improved is also coming to Earth with his father, King Cold.
They land on Earth and Cyborg Frieza is anticipating his meeting with the
legendary Super Saiyan, but is also scared. King Cold is unknowing of the
extreme power of the Super Saiyan. Trunks arrives and sees Frieza and King
Cold, they talk and insult each other ect... And Trunks eventually goes
Super Saiyan and kicks the crap out of Frieza, slicing him to hell with his
sword. King Cold sees this, and his son's futile attempts to defend himself,
but since his pride is so high, he will not admit to himself that his son
could be killed by a mere "monkey." He assumes that Trunks' sword is the
reason for his success. He tricks Trunks into giving him the sword and then
strikes Trunks. Trunks merely catches the blade and proceeds to kill King
Cold, despite his pleas.
Shortly after Trunks returns from killing Frieza and King Cold, Goku arrives
in a Saiyan pod. Meanwhile, Vegeta is stunned, horrified and blazing with
rage, after realizing there is yet another Saiyan who has surpassed him.
Trunks almost instantly asks Goku to talk to him, and Goku agrees. They
talk, Trunks tells Goku that in three years he will die of a heart disease,
and two androids will destroy the world. Goku is upset, not because he is
going to die (been there, done that), but because he won't get to fight the
androids. Trunks then tells Goku that he has an antidote to the heart
disease. Trunks processes this statement, and realizes that the legendary
Goku is all that the legends made him out to be, and possibly more.
While he and Goku are talking, he goes Super Saiyan. Suddenly, out of
nowhere, he lunges at Goku holding his sword in front of him, much
resembling the strike he hit Frieza with. This is to see if Goku is strong
and fast enough to stop him. Goku simply doesn't budge. Trunks stops, inches
before Goku's forehead makes contact with the sword. Goku tells Trunks he
didn't move because he knew Trunks would not strike him. Trunks then tells
Goku that next time, he won't stop. Trunks strikes again and again and
again. Each time Goku stops the sword using two fingers. Trunks decides that
Goku is possibly strong enough to defeat the androids.
Trunks gives Goku a specific date and time for them all to meet, and at that
time they will face the androids. Then he leaves, but not before telling
Goku who his father and mother are (Bulma and Vegeta) and not to say
anything that might endanger his existance (if they found out, Bulma and
Vegeta might never fall in love!). Goku agrees saying "Don't worry, I don't
talk much." Goku goes to the group who have been watching the whole thing,
and tells everyone what happened (leaving out anything about Trunks'
parents) but forgets the date to meet. Fortunately, Piccolo, with his Super-Namek-Auditory-System
overheard the whole thing and tells everyone the date, but mentions nothing
about Trunks himself. They all go their separate ways, in order to train as
hard as they can for the next three years. Goku, Gohan and Piccolo go to
train, Tienshinhan and Chautzu go off with each other, and Krillin and
Yamcha each go their separate ways.
THIS IS WHERE THE 'ANDROID SAGA'
COMES... THE EARLIER WRITINGS ABOVE ARE THE 'TRUNKS SERIES'
There are a few things of notice, such as the time when Goku and Piccolo are
forced to get driver's licenses by Chi-Chi. After the three years have
passed, everybody goes to meet at the specific point given to them by Future
Trunks. As it turns out, the island they were supposed to meet on contains a
The Z-Warriors are surprised to find Bulma there holding a baby (Trunks) in
her hands. Goku mistakenly calls him Trunks before Bulma gives him the name,
but since Trunks has already been born, there is no danger in revealing who
he is. Since the Z-warriors cannot sense the KI of an android, they must
look for the androids with their eyes and ears, and that may take a while.
Eventually, Yamcha finds the androids, and is surprised to see what they
look like, since no one ever got a description from Future Trunks. The
androids quickly absorb Yamcha's energy through red orbs in their hands then
promptly punch a gaping hole through Yamcha's stomach. The other Z-fighters
eventually find Yamcha and fight a little with the androids, but soon give
up, realizing that the fight is causing too many casualties. Yamcha is
taking back to the original meeting place on the island (on a hill) and
given a senzu bean, which revives him.
The androids and the Z-fighters all go to an island. Surprising, Goku is
winded just from flying. Something is noticeably wrong with him. He begins
to fight with android #19 and is whooping him up, but seems to be in worse
and worse shape. Eventually the android overpowers him, and begins to absorb
his energy. Piccolo is about to rescue him, when Vegeta rams into android
#19 with a flying kick. The Z-warriors realize that the reason Goku is in
such bad shape is because his heart condition is hurting him. As it turns
out, he has never taken his medicine, because the symptoms never came.
Yamcha takes him back to his house, where he is given the medicine. However,
it seems to have little effect.
Meanwhile, back at the island, Vegeta has a few surprises of his own.
Unbeknownst to the Z-fighters, Vegeta has acquired the ability to go Super
Saiyan. He explains how ironic it was that his very anger at not being able
to go Super Saiyan was the thing that caused him to go.. Vegeta and Android
19 fight around a bit, and it becomes clear that Vegeta has the upper hand.
Eventually, Vegeta lets the android grab onto his arms, the Andriod begins
to drain his energy saying "I'll never let go!" Vegeta asks "Never?" He
places his feet on the android's chest and pulls its arms from their
sockets. Vegeta then proceeds to destroy android 19.
Meanwhile, #20 is astonished that there can possibly be anybody this strong.
He flees into a giant mountain, using the cracks to conceal himself, since
the Z-fighters cannot sense his Ki. Vegeta is given Senzu and follows the
android. The rest of the Z-fighters follow Vegeta. Android 20 is
contemplating what to do. He decides to pick off the Z-fighters and steal
their energy, then move on to Vegeta. He tries to steal Piccolo's energy,
but since Piccolo has a supreme auditory system, he knows the attack was
coming. Unbeknownst the android, Piccolo was actually destroying his energy
while he thought he was absorbing it. Piccolo then takes a senzu and
challenges #20 to a bout. 20 agrees, assuming he should be at least as
strong as Piccolo after absorbing his energy. He gets the crap kicked out of
him. He flees into the cracks of the mountain again and is going back to the
Once Gero returns to the lab and attempts to persuade #17 and #18 to fight
the Z teamers. The androids disagree, and don't like being commanded, and
say so. The two androids decide to activate #16 despite many warnings from
Dr. Gero. #17 and #18 kill Dr Gero. Vegeta states that that's not unusual,
and that it is perfectly normal to kill anyone you don't like. Trunks shoots
a blast into the cave which the lab is in, but it has no effect, #16 is
activated. They ask him if he was made to kill Goku, and he replies to the
affirmative. #18 says it makes her sick to think of Dr. Gero's goals for
The androids fly away, and the Z teamers realize they are heading towards
Goku's house. Vegeta is mad the androids paid him no notice, and insists on
following them despite numerous warnings from Trunks. Meanwhile the androids
decide to touch down for a while. In a debate about taking a car, #17 asks
#16 if he was made from a man like they were. #16 calmly states that he was
made from nothing. The androids are puzzled over this for a little while,
then Vegeta confronts them. #18 tells #16 to fight Vegeta, but he refuses.
#18 and Vegeta begin to duel, and #17 is surprised that the Saiyan is much
stronger than Dr. Gero told them he was. All of the Z teamers return, and
Vegeta comments on how stupid they are. #16 refuses to fight again. Trunks
tells Vegeta to run, and the androids say they won't fight people who run
away because they have no interest in them. Vegeta asks Trunks if he could
use another slap. #17 complements Vegeta's fighting skills, but Vegeta just
insults him in return. Piccolo notices that the android has infinite
stamina, and Vegeta is getting weaker by the minute.
Vegeta never stood a total chance
against #18 and she teaches him that as she kicks him in the arm... breaking
it. Trunks yells out and rushes at #18. #17 had said earlier that if
anyone else jumped in, he'd be forced to come in. Trunks goes super saiyaan
and pulls his sword out on #18. But 18 only blocks Trunks's sword, chipping
his sword. #17 and 18 make a total fool out of Vegeta, Piccolo, Tien, and
Trunks. Krillin is frightened and stands there. After the androids have
taken care of the other warriors, they walk to Krillin. #17's plan is to
find Goku, but he wants to make sport of it so doesn't force Krillin to tell
him. #18 kisses Krillin on the cheek and tells him good luck. Krillin is
frightened and tries to talk the androids out of their so called 'game'.
Their game plan is to destroy Goku. But the androids tell him they will not
back down and leave Krillin. Krillin gives senzu' beans to the other downed
Piccolo goes off to combine with
Kame, Vegeta heads off to train to reach a stronger level then a super
saiyan, and Tien goes to train. Now Goku is healed and realizes what Vegeta
is going to do. Piccolo has merged with Kame and is a Super Namek. He
maintains as the strongest warrior on Earth for a little while. Goku gets
Gohan, Trunks, and Vegeta and heads to the Time and Spirit Room to get a
days training which will get you years worth of training. They already know
about Cell and his diabolical scheme...
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