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Android 19 (人造人間19号, Jinzōningen Jū Kyū-go) is Dr. Gero's nineteenth creation, designed to serve Gero's vendetta against Goku, who overthrows the Red Ribbon Army as a child. He makes his debut in "Slaughter in South City", the 338th Dragon Ball chapter, issued on March 10, 1992. He makes his first anime appearance in "The Androids Appear", the 126th Dragon Ball Z episode, which premiered on February 12, 1992.

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AppearanceEditEdit

Android 19's appearance consists of completely white skin, two dangling earrings, extra large orange pants, an extra large banana white strap-on vest, a broad red sash, and an orange pointed hat with a Red Ribbon Army logo on the front. He is overweight, and has pointed, light blue cold eyes. Underneath his hat is a domed glass cranium similar to that of Android 20, only with a pinkish color.

BiographyEditEdit

Dragon Ball ZEditEdit

Android 19 tries to punch VegetaAdded by BeadtmdcAndroid 19 is the final android designed by Dr. Gero to be created exclusively from synthetic technology (although in some alternate timelines this respect goes to Android 16). He, accompanied by Android 20 (in reality, a reformed Dr. Gero), first appears during an assault on an island nine miles southwest of South City. Since they are mechanical beings, with no ki, the Z Fighters are unable to sense their presence, which culminates in Yamcha's tragic run-in with the pair. Gero grips onto Yamcha's face and lifts him off of the ground. As his energy is sapped through Gero's gripping hand, Gero uses his other hand to impale Yamcha's chest. Detecting that Yamcha's energy is dropping fast, the Z fighters manage to find him along with the two Androids. [1]Android 19's struggle against a Super Saiyan VegetaAdded by BeadtmdcAfter Android 20 destroys half of the city and Goku requests to fight somewhere else, Android 19 challenges Goku who proceeds to transform into Super Saiyan, shifting the fight in his own favor. Shortly after though, the heart virus foretold by Future Trunks begins affecting Goku later than expected, who collapses and is powerless against Android 19's attempt at energy absorption. Suddenly, before Android 19 could execute the finishing blow, he is sent flying aside by a surprise kick to the face. Fuming, 19 rises and looks upon his assailant, revealed to be Vegeta. Believing Vegeta is of roughly the same power level as Goku, the android arrogantly challenges the Saiyan, but, along with everyone else present, is shocked when Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan as well. [2]Android 19 destroyed by Vegeta's Big Bang attackAdded by Kill YouAndroid 19 battles Vegeta, but with Vegeta's mercilessness, Android 19 is beaten badly by the Saiyan prince until he finally grabs hold of Vegeta's arms, claiming that he will not release hold of Vegeta until he has sapped dry all of his energy. This prompts Vegeta to prop his feet onto 19's face, before slowly tearing off his arms. Now terrified, Android 19 desperately attempts to make an escape, however Vegeta blasts him with his Big Bang Attack, and 19's fate is made clear when from the explosion emerges his smoking head. Shortly after the battle, Future Trunks arrives at where the battle took place, but when he sees Android 19's head, he does not recognize it, realizing that the Android that the Z Fighters destroy is actually a different Android from the ones that are from his future/time.

Dragon Ball GTEditEdit

Android 19 and Pui Pui unleash their blasts in Dragon Ball GTAdded by BeadtmdcAndroid 19 is shown with Pui Pui using their energy blasts after they escaped from Hell in the Super 17 Saga. He is destroyed when Goten and Trunks launch a barrage of ki shots into an alley, comically resulting in his head flying off once again. He is also seen firing energy blasts in a flashback during the final episode of GT.

Special abilitiesEditEdit

  • Built in Scouter – A scouter embedded within the android's eyes as sensors that can detect energy level and location.
  • Energy Absorption – A technique where Android 19 takes hold of an opponent with his hands and proceeds to drain their energy through his palms. In the Androids Saga, 19 uses this as a last resort against Vegeta, who spends the duration of their battle outclassing him, but is yet again overpowered when Vegeta tears off 19's arms.
  • Flight – The ability to fly without the use of ki.
  • Energy Attack – The most basic form of energy wave used by androids.

[3]Android 19 firing the Eye BeamsAdded by Android18!*Photon Shot – A Full Power Energy Wave fired from the palm of 19's hand.

  • Cybernetic Pain – A High Power Rush used by Android 19. Also called Yahoo!
  • Eye Beam – Android 19 uses this move in the anime, as well as in the Raging Blast series.
    • Bionic Punisher – A synthetic form of Eye Laser used by Android 19, as well as Android 20.
  • Rolling Crush – Android 19 kicks the opponent up and grabs them in mid-air to perform a spinning piledriver. Used in the Budokai series.
  • Power Break – Android 19 kicks the opponent up in the air, and then he kicks and punches them down again. Used in the Budokai series.
  • Pump Up – A move Android 19 used in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Raging Blast series.
  • False Courage – A move Android 19 used in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Raging Blast series.

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TriviaEditEdit

Android 19000Added by Jeangabin666*Android 19 is the first character to defeat a Super Saiyan in his fight with Goku, though Goku is at a severe disadvantage with his heart disease and initially unaware of the Android's energy absorption.

  • According to Akira Toriyama, Android 19 and Dr. Gero were originally meant to be the androids which Future Trunks foretold of, however his former editor Kazuhiko Torishima said that the two looked outdated and ridiculous. So, rather than make them the final androids, Toriyama opted to continue the saga in favor of Androids 17 and 18.[1]
  • When Vegeta rips off Android 19's hands, red liquid spews from his arms, making it look like he is losing blood, but for a purely synthetic android, he should be losing oil. In fact, Vegeta even refers to it as oil when he mentions that he has an oil leak.
  • Android 19 has what looks like an electronic brain under his hat, much like Android 20 has a real brain.
  • Despite him not having a soul, he somehow comes back when Super Android 17 breaks out of Hell.
  • Android 19 is decapitated on both occasions that he was defeated (Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT).
  • The effect used for Android 19's voice varies with each dub. In the original Japanese version of the Dragon Ball Z, as well as most other dubs including the Ocean dub, he has the voice of an ordinary human. In the Funimation dub, he has a nasally animatronic voice, save for the remastered season box sets released by the studio which see the voice filter removed.
  • In the American Budokai series, Android 19's voice is greatly similar to that of Majin Buu's.
  • In the Raging Blast series, there is a special dialogue between 19 and Chiaotzu in which 19 will accuse him of copying his looks and Chiaotzu responds by saying "copy you, why would I?".
  • A new design for an android character believed to be called Android 19000, this number shown on its armor plating if one looks closely, in Dragon Ball Online has a similar design to Android 19. The character's clothes are almost exactly like that of Android 16.

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