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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 their hands and leans backward as they produces a bright light around their body, and then they 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.


  • Dead End Bullet - Future Android 17's version which focuses on assaulting concentrated points and was named in Xenoverse 2.
    • Dead End Rain - Future Android 18's version which focuses on assaulting wide areas and was named in Xenoverse 2.
      • Accel Dance - A team attack performed by Future 17 & 18 in which they use their Dead End Bullet and Dead End Rain techniques together as a finishing blast.
  • Madness Cannon - Dr. Wheelo's version which was named in Dragon Ball Heroes.

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 (Android 17's version) and Dead End Rain (Android 18's version), both of which can be obtained by the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2).

"Jump straight up and rain Ki Blasts down upon the ground! This move excels at assaulting concentrated point!"
Xenoverse 2 Dead End Bullet Skill description

Dead End Bullet can be obtained in Expert Mission 08: "Ominous Androids". It excels at assaulting concentrated points.

"Jump straight up and rain Ki Blasts down upon the ground! This move excels at assaulting wide areas!"
Xenoverse 2 Dead End Rain Skill description

Dead End Rain can be obtained in Expert Mission 13: "A History of Mixed Battles!". It excels at assaulting wide areas.

Technically it is possible (albeit tricky) for one to perform the finishing blast portion of Accel Dance in Xenoverse 2 with the assistance of another player (with one player performing Dead End Bullet while the other uses Dead End Rain).