His Name is Cell
Today’s episode pick up with the mystery guest performing
the Kamehameha (“Kamehamehawe”) with Piccolo wondering how this guy
could have the energies of Goku, Vegeta, Frieza and King Cold. As the blast explodes, and the smoke clears (remember DBZ fans,
as Kaervek so intelligently pointed out “smoke means life”) Piccolo
dodges the shot and looks at the smoke below.
Just then, our guest appears behind Piccolo and grabs locks
onto him with both his hands and legs.
Then that tail of his spikes into Piccolo’s arm, and begins
to drain his energy! We
see his arm beginning to shrivel with Piccolo screaming in pain….
Looks like the super Namek is finished…
We then cut to the Kame House where Goku
is sleeping peacefully with Gohan and Chi Chi looking on.
Goku actually stretches out as he is sleeping, which is a nice
change. Gohan runs downstairs
to tell everyone how his dad is going to wake up while the gang is
watching a news report of the destruction in Ginger Town.
The report shows that a troupe of tanks is on the way to dispense
of the threat. As they
arrive, they a fire shots at the guest who still has Piccolo in his
clutches. In the explosion,
it seems as if the army destroyed the threat.
Sorry, but thanks for playing.
The green guest appear behind the tanks and destroys one of
them. The tanks then return fire, but the guest creates an air blast
that puts out the rockets and causes them to hurtle towards the tanks,
destroying them all.
After the tanks are destroyed, the guest finally
gets back to Piccolo. However,
in a final desperate attempt to escape, Piccolo head butts the guy
and manages to escape to the ground. As he lands we see Piccolo with
a brown, shriveled left arm from the green guests tail. The evil green guy (I’ll use his actual name shortly) tells
Piccolo that with only one arm, he won’t be able to keep him back
So Piccolo surrenders.
Yep, you heard me.
But before conceding,
Piccolo asks who this guest is and where he came from.
The guest decides that since Piccolo is “dying to know” he
will answer his questions.
So here we go.
His name is Cell.
He is the result of years of work to create the perfect fighting
organism by his creator, Dr. Gero.
Cell is an android. Cell
was actually Dr. Gero’s first android project, the concept behind
cell was to combine the cells of the most powerful fighters in the
universe and integrate them into one organism, but the process was
too complex for Dr. Gero to complete at the time, so he postponed
the project and turned to more immediate projects (the other androids).
However, the computer continued to gather cells from the various fighters
using a tracking device the size of a fly. Cells were collected from
Vegeta, Goku, Gohan, and even Piccolo, to name a few. Then a fortunate
incident occurred, Frieza and his father arrived on the planet earth,
and though Frieza was mostly machine, there were enough organic cells
to collect after Trunks defeated him. Cells were also collected from
his father, King Cold. The device would have also collected cells
from Trunks, but the computer had determined that there was an adequate
amount of Saiyan cells for the computer. So throughout the years the
computer tirelessly worked on completing the project until 24 years
from know, Cell emerged. However, in cells time, there was not enough
fighters for him to reach his "perfect" fighting power. So cell learned
that trunks had a time machine and decided to "borrow" it from him.
After taking care of Trunks (yes, he killed him) he had to devolve
into his larval state to get inside the machine. Cell only pushed
a button and hoped that the machine would take him to a time when
17 and 18 were alive. Without the power of 17 and 18, Cell would not
be complete and achieve his perfect final stage. It was only by luck
did cell arrive at the time he did, because he only pressed a button.
However, when he arrived at the present (4 years ago) he had to re-evolve
from his larval state before he could search for them, and burrowed
into the ground gathering strength until his recent emerging.
After this lengthy explanation,
Cell asks Piccolo if they are done talking. And Piccolo replies he
has heard all he needs to know. With that, he rips off his shriveled
arm and out pops a new Namek arm (I wish I could do that!). And now
that he has heard all he needs to know, he is determined to prevent
Cell from being completed. And our episode concludes here.
Oh yes, some minor cut
scenes with Trunks and Krillin, as well as the Androids and 17 insisting
that 16's sensors will have to be recalibrated. Yadda Yadda Yadda.
Well, no action today,
and a lot of plot explanations. I know this is fairly necessary, but
this seems like the Frieza saga all over again, a day of action, a
day of talk. A day of action, a day of talk, etc. I really hope this
doesn't happen, otherwise this saga is going to DRAG ON AND ON. Which
is what pissed me off about the Frieza saga the most.
Music, not mentionable,
I was so busy soaking up the information I didn't even notice. The
voice acting was well done. And the animation was pretty good too.
My review is short,
because not much new has been seen. I can talk about music and action
and plot until my teeth turn blue and your ears fall off, but a lot
of it is the same stuff we have been talking about for weeks.
So here is my final word: Shut the F--- up and fight
-The Celestrian DBZN
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