In Dragon Ball Super Episode 86, Android 17 will finally make his return, and will fight Goku!
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Dragon Ball Super Episode 86: “Trading Blows For the First Time! Android 17 vs Son Goku!!” April 16th
Goku and Android 17 have their first meeting! What will be the result of this scouting attempt?
Goku visits Android 17 in order to recruit him as a team member for the “Tournament of Power” No.17’s been living as an animal reserve ranger, and his answer is…?
Goku This Week: How will he face this Android?
As Goku and Android 17 talk about old times, they end up fighting a match together. How will Goku fight against the now more powerful Android 17?
As you know 17 was revived back with everyone else, but that happened off screen, but we did see him in Dragon Ball Z as a park ranger. Also, he was seen giving his energy to Goku’s Spirit Bomb, which also tells us that he is a good guy now. He went on to live peacefully and also has a family now.
We never actually see Android 18 train or engage in any serious fight after Android- Cell Saga. So, I always wondered, and I am really interested to know how fast they can increase their power if they train. You know both 17 and 18 were originally humans, and Dr. Gero enhanced or developed them as per requirement. Which means they are basically what we understand by Cyborgs; so most likely, provided they get the training they can power up faster than just normal humans.
The interesting thing from the spoilers, Android 17 is now more powerful than before. That probably means he did train by himself from time to time. He works as an animal reserve ranger, and I imagine he still has a warrior’s heart and desires more than that.
In Episode 85 and 86, Goku fought Krillin and Majin Buu. So, basically, Goku is sparring with everyone he is inviting for the battle. This is going to be an interesting meetup, because Goku and 17 never met. Especially, it would be cool to see how 17 feels after finally seeing him. Goku will find out 17 with the help of Dende. Since Goku fought Krillin and Buu before, 17’s performance against Goku will give us an idea where he stands currently in terms of power. If we were to rate, most probably he will be more powerful than Android 18.
We haven’t seen much of 17 yet, but he’s quite prominent in the opening, and I am already liking his new look and outfit better than the one in Dragon Ball Z. 17 is not one of my personal favorite characters, in fact, if I were to make a top 10 list of the Universe 7 team I would put 17 in the 9th position. Android 18 will get the 8th position while Majin Buu would get the 10th. Anyways, I am looking forward to seeing him in action, it will be refreshing, and hopefully, we will see some intense tag team attacks of 17 and 18. Also, I really liked that Piccolo vs 17 fight back in DBZ days, it was a raw battle; I quite haven’t seen anything like that afterwards. So, It would be interesting to see a little inside rivalry between them, I actually want them to train together. That way we can have an epic throwback to that battle, and in a way that would fit in the plot and make sense.
Do you think Android 17 could have a new transformation? Can they even have a transformation?
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