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Cell
Dragon Ball character

Cell by Akira Toriyama
First appearance Issue #30
(DBZ Issue #14)
Created by Akira Toriyama
Profile
Aliases Imperfect Cell
Semi-Perfect Cell
Perfect Cell
Super Perfect Cell
Known relatives Dr. Gero
(creator)[1]
Cell Juniors
(offsprings)[2]
Son Goku
(cloned from cells)[1]
Vegeta
(cloned from cells)
[1]
Piccolo
(cloned from cells)[1]
Freeza
(cloned from cells)[1]
King Cold
(cloned from cells)[1]

Cell (セル Seru?) is a fictional graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is the ultimate creation of the scientist Dr. Gero, cloned from the cells of several characters from the series.[1] In the anime, the characters of whom he is cloned from is drastically increased. As a result of the cloning, Cell is labeled the "perfect warrior", possessing genetic traits from Dragon Ball characters such as Piccolo and Freeza.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... Chichi redirects here. ... This is a list of Androids who appear in the fictional Dragon Ball manga and anime ( ), including the Dragon Ball Z movies ( ). Following some characters bio are external links that focus on that character. ... Goku redirects here. ... For the condiment, see Vegeta (food). ... Piccolo ) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries. ... Freeza , Frieza in the FUNimation Dub) is a graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z. Freeza also appears in the television special Bardock: The Father of Goku; a few Dragon Ball Z movies and in Dragon Ball... This is a list of fictional extraterrestrials (excluding the Saiyan race) who first appeared in the Dragon Ball manga, followed by the anime series, including the Dragon Ball films. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... “DBZ” redirects here. ... Original run February 7, 1996 – November 19, 1997 Episodes 64 Sagas Black Star Dragon Ball Saga Baby Saga Super 17 Saga Shadow Dragon Saga TV Special Dragon Ball GT: A Heros Legacy Dragon Ball GT ) is an anime sub-series of the Dragon Ball franchise created by manga artist... Chichi redirects here. ... For other uses, see clone. ... Drawing of the structure of cork as it appeared under the microscope to Robert Hooke from Micrographia which is the origin of the word cell being used to describe the smallest unit of a living organism Cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) and DNA (green) The cell is the... Piccolo ) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries. ... Freeza , Frieza in the FUNimation Dub) is a graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z. Freeza also appears in the television special Bardock: The Father of Goku; a few Dragon Ball Z movies and in Dragon Ball...


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Contents

Appearance

Early concept art of Cell

Series creator Akira Toriyama went through a plethora of drawings before settling on the design used in the series.[3] Cell's appearance varies depending on which form he is in. Cell evolved from a cocoon-like form and his first form is insect-like in appearance. Both Cell's first and second forms have a tail that ends in a stinger-like appendage and allows him to absorb other organisms.[4] His final form has a tail, which is shown to absorb in the same way as his previous forms, when he tries to take Kid Goku in Dragon Ball GT. All forms have spots. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 457 pixelsFull resolution‎ (906 × 518 pixels, file size: 172 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 457 pixelsFull resolution‎ (906 × 518 pixels, file size: 172 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera...


Personality

Cell's demeanor changes substantially throughout his appearances in the series; he initially is single-minded in achieving his perfect form, even going as far to travel back in time.[1] After absorbing #17, Cell's personality remains mostly the same save for the presence of a slightly more arrogant behavior. Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Artificial Human #17 (人造人間17号 Jinzōningen Junanagō) in Japanese is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, as well as Dragon Ball Z and in Dragon Ball GT. 17 is referred to in the original Japanese as a Jinzōningen, which is...


Plot overview

Cell's existence is first hinted at when Future Trunks, Son Gohan and Bulma discover Cell's shedded skin. He is first seen when confronted by Piccolo, who learns of the creature's history, as well his goal of absorbing #17 and #18.[1] For the same Dragon Ball character from an alternate timeline, see Trunks (Dragon Ball). ... Gohan redirects here. ... Bulma ) is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by an identical anime, including Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. She is originally a secondary main character, but her role is quickly downplayed as the series continues, even though she... Piccolo ) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries. ... Artificial Human #17 (人造人間17号 Jinzōningen Junanagō) in Japanese is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, as well as Dragon Ball Z and in Dragon Ball GT. 17 is referred to in the original Japanese as a Jinzōningen, which is... Artificial Human 18 (人造人間18号 Jinzōningen Jūhachigō) is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, as well as Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. Her seiyū is Miki Itō. In the FUNimation dub, she is voiced by Meredith McCoy, and...


After absorbing a sufficient amount of beings, Cell then found #17 and #18 and nearly absorbed #17, if not for #16 who was able to fight Cell one on one.[5] He eventually manages to absorb #17 and changes into his second form.[6] This second form would have absorbed #18 as well if Tenshinhan did not intervene. Tenshinhan is able to stall him long enough for #18 and #16 to escape. Cell gives chase to the two artificial humans and tries to flush them out of an island they were hiding in until Vegeta arrives to challenge Cell.[7] Vegeta easily defeats Cell by utilizing his new Super Saiyan 2nd Grade abilities. However, Vegeta, wanting to battle a more challenging opponent, assisted Cell in absorbing #18.[8] In this new form Cell easily defeates Vegeta and Trunks (who comes to assist Vegeta).[9] Instead of killing the pair, Cell abandons the battle and announces that he would revive the Tenkaichi Budokai, a martial arts tournament not held since the end of Dragon Ball.[10] Chichi redirects here. ... Tenshinhan (天津飯) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries and its franchise equivalent created by Akira Toriyama. ... For the condiment, see Vegeta (food). ... All Super Saiyans that have appeared in the original manga series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Called the "Cell Games" the tournament would pit any fighters Earth could muster against Cell. Many of Earth's heroes enter the competition. The so called "World Champion Martial Artist" Mr. Satan is the first to fight Cell and the first to lose. The series protagonist, Son Goku, battles after Mr. Satan. Though he had become very powerful from training in the Room of Spirit and Time, Goku is not powerful enough to defeat Cell. However, Goku's child, Gohan, is thought to have latent abilities greater than that of Cell's.[11] However, Gohan looks to have no chance at defeating Cell until Cell destroys #16, filling Gohan with rage that transforms him into a Super Saiyan 2. Instead of losing gracefully, Cell decided to blow himself up, a feature that many of Doctor Gero's creations possessed.[12] Before Cell could kill himself, Goku uses his ability to teleport to transport Cell and himself to the planet of the North Kaio, saving Earth but killing Goku. However, Cell was able to regenerate and teleport back to Earth, and upon arrival killed Future Trunks. Gohan mangages to destroy Cell with a Kamehameha that obliterates Cell completely.[13] The Earth of Dragon Ball[1] Earth (also known as the Dragon World) is a fictional planet inhabited by humans, demons, extraterrestrials, and the like being the main setting for the bulk of the plot of the Dragon Ball manga, the Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Z, as well as... Chichi redirects here. ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ... Goku redirects here. ... The Earth of Dragon Ball[1] Earth (also known as the Dragon World) is a fictional planet inhabited by humans, demons, extraterrestrials, and the like being the main setting for the bulk of the plot of the Dragon Ball manga, the Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Z, as well as... All Super Saiyans that have appeared in the original manga series. ... In biology, regeneration is an organisms ability to replace body parts. ... Teleport redirects here. ...


Cell also appears in Dragon Ball GT a series that takes place at the end of the second part of Dragon Ball. Original run February 7, 1996 – November 19, 1997 Episodes 64 Sagas Black Star Dragon Ball Saga Baby Saga Super 17 Saga Shadow Dragon Saga TV Special Dragon Ball GT: A Heros Legacy Dragon Ball GT ) is an anime sub-series of the Dragon Ball franchise created by manga artist...


Abilities

Cell has a large set of powers due to the fact that he has the cells of many different beings.


Cell has been shown to be able to do the Kamehameha, a technique that he gained from the cells of Son Goku.[14] After self destructing, Cell also is able to use Goku's ability to teleport.[15] Goku redirects here. ...


Since he possesses Freeza's cells, Cell is able to survive in space as well as use several of Freeza's techniques.[16] Freeza , Frieza in the FUNimation Dub) is a graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z. Freeza also appears in the television special Bardock: The Father of Goku; a few Dragon Ball Z movies and in Dragon Ball...


Due to his Saiyan cells, Cell is able to become more powerful after a near-death experience.[15] Saiyans ) are a nearly extinct alien race in the manga series Dragon Ball, its three adaptations to anime and the self-parody Neko Majin Z. They are a powerful warrior race who play a central role in Dragon Ball Z once it is revealed that the main character, Goku, is...


From Piccolo, Cell gained the ability to regenerate. Unlike Piccolo, Cell is able to regenerate even when microscopic particles of him remain.[15] Piccolo ) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries. ... In biology, regeneration is an organisms ability to replace body parts. ...


Asides from these abilities, Cell is able to absorb the life force of other organisms through his tail. This ability is used by stabbing the victim with the end of his tail.[4] After absorbing life force, Cell becomes more powerful.[17] Cell's first and second forms are capable of this ability. Cell's final form, while possessing a tail in his final form, his tail is capable of creating smaller and weaker versions of Cell called Cell Juniors.[18] His tail is also seen absorbing Goku in Dragon Ball GT in the fashion he used in Dragon Ball Z to absorb the Androids. Energy in spirituality, refers to a widespread belief in an interpersonal forces that are not recognized by scientists engaged in physical sciences. ... Chichi redirects here. ...


Video games

Cell after absorbing Kuririn as seen in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

Cell appears in various Dragon Ball video games. He is mostly a playable character in his final form, though newer games such as Budokai 3 and the Budokai Tenkaichi series feature Cell in other forms. He is also featured in many what-if scenarios in those games. In one instance in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, a scenario depicted what would occur to Cell had he absorbed Kuririn. Image File history File links Cell_kuririn_2. ... Image File history File links Cell_kuririn_2. ... // Dragon Ball Z: Shin Saiyajin Zenmatsu Keikaku - Chikyū-Hen Dragon Ball Z: Shin Saiyajin Zenmetsu Keikaku - Uchū-Hen Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 (Dragon Ball Z: Bukū Ressen) Jump Superstars Jump Ultimate Stars Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden Dragon... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kuririn , Krillin in most English adaptations) is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and the anime for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. In the original Japanese version, he was voiced by Mayumi Tanaka. ...


Biblography

  • Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 15 — ISBN 978-1-59116-186-8
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 16 — ISBN 978-1-59116-328-2
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 17 — ISBN 978-1-59116-505-7
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 18 — ISBN 978-1-59116-637-5
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 19 — ISBN 978-1-59116-751-8

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 15, chapter 169
  2. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 18, chapter 212
  3. ^ Early character drawings at http://www.daiex.com/
  4. ^ a b Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 14, chapter 167
  5. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 15, chapter 177
  6. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 15, chapter 178
  7. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 16, chapter 182
  8. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 16, chapters 186 and 187
  9. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volumes 16 and 17, chapters 191 and 194
  10. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 17, chapter 195
  11. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 18, chapter 209
  12. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 19, chapters 212 and 224
  13. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 19, chapter 222
  14. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 15, chapter 169
  15. ^ a b c Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 19, chapter 219
  16. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 18, chapter 211
  17. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 15, chapter 170
  18. ^ Dragon Ball Z manga, volume 18, chapter 212

External links

  • Guide to Cell's transformations at http://www.daizex.com/
  • Profile at http://www.absoluteanime.com/

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