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Photon Strike (フォトンストライク) is an energy wave barrage used by Androids. The user raises his hands and leans backward as he produces a bright light around his body, and then he leans forward to fire several yellow energy waves, inflicting a great deal of damage.



Androids 18 and 17 charging Photon Strikes

Dr. Wheelo used this attack to prevent Goku from firing the Spirit Bomb in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest, firing the energy waves from his robotic arms and mouth.

Future Android 18 and Future Android 17 use this technique to finish their Accel Dance team attack in the TV special Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, killing Future Gohan. Future 17 & Future 18's variations where named Dead End Bullet and Dead End Rain respectively in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

Appearances in games

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Photon Strike in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

The technique was named Photon Strike in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 as one of Dr. Wheelo's Blast 2 attacks, and in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 as one of Android 18's super attacks finished with a powerful energy sphere.

Used by both Android 18 and Android 17, it is called Power Falling Star in the Budokai series, Full Power Energy Blast Volley in the first Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, and Ultimate Blaster in Super Dragon Ball Z. It is called Positronic Beam in Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu. A similar orange barrage of energy blasts appears in Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale. It also appears as Dr. Wheelo's special attack in Dragon Ball Heroes and was named Madness Cannon (マッドネスキャノン).

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 17 & 18's version appear as two separate Ultimate Skills, Dead End Bullet & Dead End Rain, both of which can be obtained by the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2). Dead End Bullet can be obtained in Expert Mission 08: "Ominous Androids" and Dead End Rain can be obtained in Expert Mission 13: "A History of Mixed Battles!".


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