Android 18/Power and Abilities (2024)

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Manga and Anime
Android 18/Power and Abilities (1)

During the Android Saga, Android 18 is extremely powerful, able to easily overpower the typical Super Saiyan. Her raw strength is able to casually break free from confines like handcuffs and just as effortlessly lift and toss large vehicles. Her most noteworthy and beneficial trait in battle is her continuous and virtually infinite energy supply, which prevents her from becoming exhausted while also augmenting her attacks.

Her augmented might was first demonstrated when she fights Super Saiyan Vegeta. Despite Vegeta's power being far greater than expected thanks in part to Vegeta losing stamina while she did not, Android 18 quickly overwhelmed Super Saiyan Vegeta once getting serious. Despite the Saiyan Prince landing some blows of his own, Android 18 emerged basically unscathed. Even more, she casually blocks Future Trunks' sword strike with her bare wrist, causing the mighty steel blade to shatter upon contact. Ultimately, in addition to Android 18 being far too strong for the Earth protectors, Future Trunks even noted that her power is considerably greater than her future counterpart, as the future warrior could hold his own for a period of time against the future androids. However, Android 18 is considerably weaker than Android 16 and Imperfect Cell (who had absorbed several thousands of humans).

Seven years later in the Majin Buu Saga, despite having settled down, 18 has seemingly trained as she is now capable of using the Destructo Disc. She proves strong enough to fight on par with and eventually defeat Super Saiyans Trunks and Goten simultaneously, who were disguised as Mighty Mask.

In the Golden Frieza Saga, during Frieza's resurrection and second assault, 18 initially insisted on helping on the front-line against Frieza's army, noting that that she was still much stronger than the non-Saiyan members of the Z Fighters, to which Krillin talked her out of it as he felt more confident in her ability to protect their daughter than he could.

During the Universe Survival Saga, Android 18 was selected to join Team Universe 7 for the Tournament of Power. In the anime she displays her power by kicking away Super Saiyan Blue Goku's Kamehameha away when he clashed with Krillin.

During the tournament, in the manga, she was able to quickly overwhelm Prum, ultimately launching him off the arena to eliminate him. Simultaneously, her launching of Prum also hit Jimizu, eliminating the second foe as well. Against Ribrianne, 18 initially was pressured by the vain foe. 18 managed to evade and resisting her various attacks, until Kakunsa and Rozie jumped in to hold 18 down. However, when shocked that "ugly" 18 was married to the "gorgeous" Krillin, the knowledge rattled Ribrianne, making her power waver too much to harm Android 18. This ultimately let 18 break free and overpower the trio. As she was prepared eliminate the trio, 18 was eliminated by a sneak attack from Gamisalas.

In the anime, she is able to fight evenly with Cocotte and easily defeated Sorrel. She and Krillin were able to knock Shosa out of the arena with their team tactics. She was able to easily dodge Kahseral's Justice Saber. Her ki blasts were strong enough to damage Tupper's stone form, and she was also able to effortlessly lift Tupper with one hand, something base Goku wasn't capable of doing even with both hands. During her fight with Ribrianne, 18 largely held the advantage, mostly dominating her long enough to force the opponent back into her base form. Against Lovely Love, Love Ribrianne, 18 was still able to overpower and eliminate the Universe 2 fighter. She also appears to be significantly more powerful than Shin, the Universe 7 Supreme Kai, as a mere scowl and nick on his face from a small beam made Shin cower in fear of her. Later on, Android 18 was overwhelmed by the intense gravity of the Pretty Black Hole. Android 18 was pressured by Gamisalas, as the latter was invisible. Alongside Android 17, Android 18 was able to break Biarra's armor and was also able to kick him out of the arena. Against Agnilasa, Android 18 was overwhelmed by the giant warrior, almost being eaten, however, she was saved by Goku. When Android 17 almost fell out of the arena, 18 jumped pushed 17 back towards the arena, letting herself be eliminated in the process.

In the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, Android 18 is able to overwhelm Shimorekka. When faced with the empowered Saganbo, Android 17, Android 18 and Jaco choose to retreat from the fight. Even fighting together Android 17 and Android 18's heaviest attacks are barely enough to make Moro flinch, though he is impressed by their power and wishes he could steal it.

In Dragon Ball GT Android 17's power appears to have greatly surpassed 18, as he quickly defeated her in an energy clash. However, during their fight, 18's initial assault managed to damage him.

Films

In Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, it is shown that Android 18 is no match for Bio-Broly.

In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, 18 challenges the God of Destruction Beerus alongside other Z Fighters but she is no match for him.

In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, in response to Frieza's invasion, 18 says to Krillin she will tag along, as her "battle power is higher than all of yours."

Statements by guidebooks and authors

Android 18's power is described to be suppressed compared to her brother, Android 17.[1]

Despite her body being modified enough to be labeled an "android", she is still completely organic, and a human-based model, she can still grow in skills and power level through training. At the same time, her amplified physiology makes her cells deteriorate much slower, enabling her to keep up her peak nature without training while still able to grow stronger through also vastly extending her youth and longevity. She also requires no nourishment beyond water.[2]

Video games

In Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Android 18 is able to fight against an angry Future Trunks for enough time to convince him that she is not evil but gets exhausted when fighting Legendary Super Saiyan Broly despite her apparently unlimited energy supply and she is unable to do any damage whatsoever to him.

In the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 What-if Saga Destined Rivals, after allowing Mr. Satan to "beat" her in exchange for the prize money, she off-handedly mentions that even if she did go all out and beat Mr. Satan, she'd still have to contend with two other fighters (heavily implied to be Goku and Vegeta) and admitted she might not be a match for them.

In 18's profile in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, it states that she is not as strong as Android 17.

Her power level is 30,000,000 in Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, she is classified as a B-Rank fighter putting her power on par with Android 17, Android 19, Android 20/Dr. Gero, Android 33, Android 44, Android 76, Dabura, Dodoria, Jaco, Kid Goku (DB), Kid Trunks (base), Young Gohan (base), Goten (base), Kibito Kai, King Piccolo, Krillin, Nuova Shenron, Pan, Pikkon, Tien Shinhan, Turles, and Zarbon who are all B-Rank.

Abilities[]

  • Techniques

  • Forms and Transformations

  • Fusions

  • Flight – The ability to fly without the use of ki.
  • Energy Attack – The most basic form of energy wave used by androids.
  • Ki Sense - While she was unable to do this originally due to lacking a ki sensing device in her functions, she is shown to have learned to sense ki naturally by the time of Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!, when she senses Tarble's ki.
Android 18/Power and Abilities (2)
  • Destructo Disc – An energy-based attack that consists of form a powerful razor-sharp disk of "ki" capable of slicing through nearly any opponent.
    • Dual Destructo-Disc - A team attack used by Krillin and Android 18 in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.
    • Double Destructo Disc - 18's Ultimate Skill in Xenoverse series.
    • Super Destructo-Disc - A larger and stronger version of the Destructo Disc. Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization.
  • Explosive Wave – A technique on which the user bursts out "ki" from all over its body in order to repel the opponents around it.
  • Finger Beam – The user holds out their index finger and releases an energy beam from their fingertip.
  • High-Pressure Energy Wave – 18 puts her hand forward and charges a yellow energy sphere. Then, she fires the sphere in the form of an energy wave at the opponent, inflicting a great deal of damage.
    • Energy Cannon - A two-handed variation fired in a manner similar to a Double Axe Handle. One of Android 18's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
      • Super Energy Cannon - A stronger version of Energy Cannon. One of Android 18's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
        • Hyper Energy Cannon - A version of Energy Cannon even stronger than Super Energy Cannon. One of Android 18's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
Android 18/Power and Abilities (3)
  • Infinity Bullet – First, Android 18 raises both of her hands in front of her and charges a pink swirling energy sphere. Then, she fires many pink energy blasts out of the energy sphere at the opponent, inflicting a massive amount of damage.
    • Infinity Missile - A stronger version of Infinity Bullet. One of Android 18's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
      • Infinity Cannon - A version of Infinity Bullet even stronger than Infinity Missile. One of Android 18's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Quick Blast – Android 18 charges energy spheres similar to her Infinity Bullet, but fires a smaller amount of Ki Blasts.
  • Power Blitz – The user draws their hand back and charges a swirling pink/blue energy sphere. They then brings their hand forward and fires the sphere in the form of an energy wave at the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.
  • sad*stic 18 – As she says "I'll enjoy this", Android 18 charges at the opponent and punches them up into the air. Then, she flies after the opponent to elbow them in their face and roundhouse kick their arm, before sweep kicking them. Next, she grabs the opponent by their leg and throws them down to the ground, where she teleports beside them and kicks them in the stomach. Finally, Android 18 shouts "It's over!" as she turns around to blast the opponent with a yellow Finger Beam, inflicting a massive amount of damage.
    • Arm Breaker – The signature leg kick she uses to break her opponent's arm. Named in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
    • Buster Swing – The grapple toss that Android 18 uses. Named in the Budokai series.
  • So That's How it Has to Be! – Before the opponent attacks her, Android 18 says "That's the spirit." as she attacks the opponent with a right knee strike to their stomach. Then, she backs away and moves back in to knock the opponent to the side with a left open palm strike to the side of their head, inflicting a massive amount of damage.
  • Accel Dance – Used in video games.
  • Android Barrier – Used in video games.
  • Dead End Rain – Used in video games.
  • Deadly Dance – Used in video games.
  • Triple Annihilation - A team attack where she and her brother rush the opponent with 18 kicking them to the ground with Android 16 grabbing the opponent's shoulder as they get up before punching then away, with 17 and 18 finishing the attack with a double Power Blitz from both twins. Android 18, 17, and 16's Ultra Super Attack in Dokkan Battle.
    • Triple Annihilation Max - A team attack where Android 16 rush attacks the opponent before knocking them to the ground with a punch, allowing 17 and 18 to attack with Accel Dance, before Android 16 finishes the attack by detonating his Android Bomb. Android 16's Ultra Super Attack in Dokkan Battle.
  • Energy Jet – A ground shave energy blade used in the Butōden series. Android 18 throws this ki blast down at the ground, and it travels along to ground towards the enemy.
  • Flash Beam – An explosive energy sphere Androids 18 throws on the ground to attack her opponent. One of her super attacks in the Butōden series.
  • Flying Head Grab – A flying headbutt used in the Butōden series.
  • Flying Hip Attack – 18 jumps in the air and then comes down at a 45-degree angle, hitting her opponent with her hip. Used in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3.
  • Graceful Orbit – Turn around kicks used in the Butōden series. Android 18 performs a crescent kick, followed by a low spin kick.
  • Graceful Revolution – A low spin kick used in the Butōden series.
  • Triangular Kick – She comes back a bit, then hops up-forward, and comes down-right at a 45-degree angle with a kick. Used in Butōden series.
  • Slap Attack – Android 18 swings her arm out attempting to hit the opponent with the back of her hand and if she connects, she goes into a slapping frenzy and finally slaps them away. It appears in the Butōden series, as well as in numerous other video games as her grapple throw.
  • Meteo Bloody Drive – Android 18's Meteor Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22.
  • Power Strike – Android 18 kicks the opponent up in the air, and then she kicks and punches them down again. Used in the Budokai series.
Android 18/Power and Abilities (4)
  • Destructo Missiles – Android 18 fires three missiles out of her back, and they home in on the opponent, causing major damage. Used in Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu.
  • Super Energy Blast – A powerful energy wave used by Android 18 in Supersonic Warriors.
  • Energy Mine – Android 18's ultimate attack in Supersonic Warriors 2.
  • Hell Spiral – A team attack used by Android 18, Android 17, and Android 16 in Supersonic Warriors 2.
  • Savage Combo – A powerful kick combo used in Super Dragon Ball Z.
  • Violence Hold – One of 18's techniques in Super Dragon Ball Z.
  • Infinity Hold – Android 18 charges at the enemy, attacks them, then flips them down into the ground. Used in Super Dragon Ball Z.
  • In Shin Budokai, Android 18 reveals that she is capable of detecting other Androids, as she does so when trying to get back up against Broly, though she is unsuccessful in locating any nearby. She also reveals that she can detect the waves emitted by Dragon Balls.
  • Back Dash - Android 18's signature attack in the Raging Blast series.
  • Non-stop Violence – Used in Raging Blast 2.
  • Power Regen Kiss (気力回復キッス) – Android 18 blows a kiss which stuns her opponent. Used in Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle.
  • 2x Photon Buster - 18's Ground Ultimate Combo in Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden.
  • Photon Rain - 18's Final Ultimate Combo in Extreme Butōden.
Android 18/Power and Abilities (5)
  • Energy Absorption - In the Xenoverse series, 18 is capable of absorbing an opponent's ki and stamina depending on the Energy Absorption Super Skill being used.
    • Drain Charge - 18's ki absorption skill.
    • Hyper Drain - 18's ki and Stamina absorption skill.
    • Super Drain - 18's Stamina absorption skill.
  • Meteor Crash - One of the Meteor Attacks which 18 can use in Xenoverse.
  • Super Back Jump - One of 18's Evasive Skills in the Xenoverse series.
  • Full Power Energy Wave - One of Android 18's Ultimate Skills in Xenoverse 2. Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Super Front Jump - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization.
  • Rolling Bullet - One of 18's Evasive Skills in Xenoverse series.
  • Spread Shot Retreat - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization.
  • Ki Explosion - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization.
    • Super Ki Explosion - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization.
  • Super Electric Strike - An Ultimate Skill used by non-playable versions of her in the Xenoverse series.
  • Rise to Action - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization.
  • Charged Ki Wave - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization in Xenoverse 2 after the 1.09.00 Update.
  • Energy Charge - Available via Partner Customization in Xenoverse 2 after the 1.09.00 Update.
    • Full Power Charge - Available in Partner Customization in Xenoverse 2 after the 1.09.00 Update.
      • Maximum Charge - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization in Xenoverse 2 after the 1.09.00 Update.
  • Solar Flare - Can be added to Android 18's custom skillset in Xenoverse 2 after purchasing it via Partner Customization.
  • Afterimage Technique - Used by 18 in Xenoverse series.
    • Super Afterimage - After the 1.09.00 Update, it can be added to Android 18's custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Arts Rush - A rush attack and ki blast technique used by 18 as one of her Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Arts Rush EX - A stronger version of Arts Rush that 18 can learn after reaching Lv. 30 in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • EX-Fusion - An unnatural Fusion technique created by Capsule Corporation through Bulma's development of the Metamo-Ring.
  • Bloody Succession (ブラッディーサクセッション, Buraddī Sakusesshon) - A one-handed energy blast barrage used in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend.
Infected

Main article: Tuffle Parasites

Android 18/Power and Abilities (6)

During the events of Dragon Ball GT in the Baby Saga, Android 18 (along with almost everyone else on Earth) is taken over by a tuffle parasite from the evil machine mutant, Baby. While infected she retains most of her original personality, though she is still an evil follower of Baby like the other infected Earthlings.

Brainwashed
Android 18/Power and Abilities (7)

A form taken on by Android 18 in Dragon Ball Heroes, it is the result of 18 falling under the control of Android 20's Strengthened state. In this state Android 18's eyes glow red with green pupils.

Android 35

Main article: Android 35The hypothetical Potara Fusion of Android 17 and Android 18 that was proposed by Shin to be formed during the Tournament of Power as being twins, Android 17 and Android 18 were considered ideal candidates for Potara fusion. However, the idea was scraped as Whis realized the dangers of fusion as if Android 35 were eliminated then both 17 and 18 would be eliminated leaving Team Universe 7 down two fighters. As a result, the fusion never materialized.

Android 1718

Main article: Android 1718The EX-Fusion of 18 and her twin brother Android 17, who was introduced in Dragon Ball Fusions.

Arale 18

Main article: Arale 18The EX-Fusion of 18 and Arale Norimaki, 18 who was introduced in Dragon Ball Fusions.

Tekka (fused w/ Android 18)

Main article: Tekka

By select Tekka as Fusion Target 1 and Android 18 as Fusion Target 2, they can perform EX-Fusion. Like all of Tekka's EX-Fusions, the resulting will retain Tekka's selected name, race, gender, voice, and their profile description will remain the same, though they will gain 18's hairstyle and access to her Skills and Special Moves. Appears in Dragon Ball Fusions.

References[]

  1. Daizenshuu 4, 1995
  2. , Dragon Ball Full Color Androids Saga volume 6, 2014
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