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Shut Down Remote (リモートのシャットダウン), also known as the Emergency Stop Controller[1][2], is a device originally created by Dr. Gero to shut down Android 17 and Android 18; it is usually kept next to the main gate of his lab, doubling as the light switch.


After being reactivated, the two androids feignes obedience to get Dr. Gero to lower his guard, which then allows 17 to swipe the remote out of the doctor's hand and crush it. When 17 mocks Gero for not having the device to stop them anymore, the latter laughed at the fact he could just build another one.

Bulma and Dr. Brief uses the schematics retrieved by Future Trunks and Krillin to construct a new remote. It is revealed by Bulma that the user of the remote must be within ten meters (10 feet in the FUNimation dub) of the target for the remote to be effective. Krillin plans to use it to shut down Android 18 on the Tropical Islands, to make sure Cell does not achieve his perfect state, but because of his infatuation with her, he is unable to go through with it, and instead destroys the remote to give her a chance to escape.

In an alternate timeline, Future Trunks uses the remote to shut down Future Android 17 and Future Android 18, and then destroys them.

Appearances in Video Games

It is called Stop Device in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors.


  1. Chozenshu 1
  2. Daizenshu 4