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Hell's Flash (ヘルズフラッシュ) is a powerful energy wave technique that is one of Android 16's most powerful attacks.



Android 16 attempting to kill Imperfect Cell with his Hell's Flash attack

Android 16 lifts his opponent and tosses them to the ground, then he removes halves of each of his arms arm, tucking them beneath his armpits and revealing cannons within the remaining limbs of his arms. These cannons take a brief moment to charge, before Android 16 shouts "Hell Flash!!" while igniting a giant explosion from which hundreds of small beams are shown sprouting from the crater.

Android 16 uses this attack during his fight against Cell in his Imperfect form. After punching Cell with his Rocket Punch, Android 16 proceeds to punch Cell to the ground, following by throwing him deeper into the ground. Then, Android 16 fires his Hell's Flash attack, creating a huge shockwave around the entire island they fought on. Cell is severely injured by the attack, but he moves underground to where Android 17 is watching in shock, and absorbs him, much to Android 16's and Android 18's surprise.

Appearances in games


Meteo Hell Flash Combo in Ultimate Battle 22

Hell's Flash appears as Android 16's ultimate attack in the Butōden series (in this game series, he also uses a similar sphere attack called Mega Energy Bomb), Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, the Budokai series, and Super Dragon Ball Z. It is one of Android 16's super attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu, the Budokai Tenkaichi series, the Raging Blast games, Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.

Android 16

Hell's Flash in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Android 16 has two versions of this technique in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 and Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit: one where only uses the energy blast (called Hell's Beam in Burst Limit), and the other one where he uses the rush attack he used against Cell before firing the Hell's Beam (his meteor attack in Ultimate Battle 22, called Meteo Hell Flash Combo). He also has several versions of the move in the arcade game Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle.

Android 16 Blast Zenkai Royale

Hell's Flash in Zenkai Battle Royale

In Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, he fires the energy wave from one hand only. In the Supersonic Warriors series, Android 16 performs the Hell's Flash when he is summoned as a support-type character.

Hell's Flash is also Android 16's ultimate attack in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2.


  • This attack is called the Inferno Blast (to avoid religious references) in the English manga, while Android 16 only says the command "Blasters Fire!" to use it in the English anime. Ironically Inferno is a common euphemism for Hell. In the Spanish Dub, it is called Sonic Arm. In the censored cut of Dragon Ball Z Kai, 16 names the attack Burning Flash.


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