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Android Bombs () are self-destruct devices created by Dr. Gero and used by the four androids that appear in the manga.

Overview

Android8Bomb

The bomb on Android 8's heart

The bombs are implanted in the chest areas (apparently on the heart) and can be triggered either by the android themselves, or via a remote control. They were originally intended to keep control of the Androids, ensuring that they could easily be destroyed if they turned against their creator. The strength of the bombs seems more than that of a nuclear bomb, as Bulma is very amazed to see an abnormally large "Neutron readings" when she exclaims this to her father.[1] It can be assumed that the bombs have the strength to destroy even Perfect Cell, as implied by Android 16's attempt at using, though Cell himself seemed to scoff at the idea a mere bomb could destroy him.

Usage

Ninja Murasaki attempted to activate Android 8's bomb for disobeying orders but was stopped by Goku. The bomb was then removed Android 8's body by Dr. Flappe.

Android 18 threatened to activate her bomb against Cell when he tried to persuade her to be absorbed by him.

Android 16 tried to activate his bomb against Cell at the Cell Games, but was unable to due to Bulma and Dr. Brief removing it from his body.

Androids 17 and 18 had their bombs removed from their bodies by Shenron due to Krillin's wish.

Video Game Appearances

The bomb activates whenever Android 16's Ultimate Blast is used.

References