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Dragon Ball Fighterz: 10 Pieces Of Android 21 Fan Art That Eat Us Up

Android 21 is one of Dragonball Z's best creations. Here's a look at some fan art of this beautiful and powerful character.

Android 21 is one of the best Dragon Ball creations from a game, topping both Towa and Mira from Xenoverse fame. She first showed up in Dragon Ball Fighterz, a more Marvel Vs Capcom style fighter rather than one that was free-roaming, as the Xenoverses are. It helped add a new dynamic for a franchise that feels like it releases the same type of game every other year.

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What makes her such a fan favorite is the split personalities the character has, how she fights in the game, and her looks play a role as well (both forms looking cool). We are going to take a look at some fan art that Android 21 would even love.

9 You Look Tasty

This is one of the least malevolent looking Android 21 pictures, especially of her in her Majin form. She doesn't look threatening at all, looking like someone who's going to flirt with you at a bar. That look on her face is both alluring and deeply introspective. On the outside, she looks playful, but you know the thoughts going through her head are the opposite. Given what we know about the character, those thoughts center around what you taste like. Some guy will go in thinking he's getting lucky, only to get turned into a cupcake. CooliSushi does a really good job of capturing her playful and seductive side in that way.

8 Majin Pin-Up

Android 21 looks like she's a pin-up on a poster or in a calendar here, Esther-Shen focusing on the character's sexuality over everything else. This isn't a bad call considering who we are talking about. She looks like someone who could lure any guy or girl into her vicinity, turning them into a delicious treat with ease. Just look at that smirk she has, look of someone who knows what they are doing. It's the little things about the piece that we love though. The way the light reflects off her bracelets and earrings is incredible. The added pink coloring to her hair is a really nice touch too, making it look like it's layered. The extended nails are yet another nice addition, making her look like she could rip you apart if she wanted to.

7 Scientist

Here's Android 21 in her good state, or human form, looking like the scientist she is. She looks like she's patiently listening to someone here, possibly one of the Z fighters. From the look on her face, it doesn't look like she necessarily agrees with what they are talking about, feeling like she knows best.

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What's really neat here is how FlamexSilver includes a shadow in his work. It's something few artists add, instead of drawing as if their body parts don't cast a shadow. You have to respect them not drawing this side of her as some model, as that doesn't fit her character at all. She's more of a mother who never got to experience adulthood.

6 Delicious

This is the first piece that has Android 21 holding one of her beloved sweets, this time being a cupcake with a whole strawberry on top. She's looking at it like she could eat the whole thing up, wrapper and all. Papermoon92 is also the first person to include her tail, something that's pretty intricate to her character, making her more than just a Buu with boobs. The coolest part of the art is that it's drawn in a way that makes it seem like a Valentine's Day card. From how the background is a square, to the grin on her face, and how the words are phrased, making it seem like she's talking about the person holding the card.

5 Come Into My Parlor

Full body pictures of Majin Android 21 where she isn't nearly naked are rare, that's why we have to give special credit to JuneReito. While having the watermark to his deviant art page being plastered everywhere is a little extreme, distracting from the image itself, it doesn't take away from the quality. This image looks like something that would be used for promotional art, exuding the exact personality of the character. The way she's pointing towards the person looking at the art is perfect, making it seem like she's challenging them to a fight. Wanting to make sure they are worthy of being eaten by her.

4 Angered

That look in her eyes is something anyone who's been in a relationship with a woman has seen. It's the glare telling you that you screwed up now, only resort being to apologize or get out of dodge as fast as possible. It's the perfect glance for a character that can get overtaken by her evil side the longer she goes without feeding, especially with the all-red background.

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While not overly sexual, the only downside to this art is that Sanefox felt the need to enlargen her breasts just a bit too much. It isn't awful, just a bit distracting from the rest of the piece.

3 Weakling

While she's a character that doesn't hide her sexuality, it isn't the only trait that she has. So few fan arts seem to go beyond that, an unfortunate by-product of most female characters. Alas, Kasai helps capture more of the arrogant and dismissive side of the character. There are a great many times during the game that she makes Cell look humble by comparison. That look on her face says all you need to know, whoever is challenging her isn't worth her time, not even worth being a snack, let alone a full-blown meal. You can just picture that person being someone like Krillin, Dragon Balls resident punching bag.

2 Pure Power

Speaking of rare things, action shots of Android 21 are in short supply. There's such a scant few considering how powerful she is in the games universe and how aggressive she can be in her Majin form. Nyusho tries to fill some of that void, providing this excellent piece of her ready to hurl a growing ball of energy at her foes. That energy is the true star of the piece, overshadowing even Android 21. The way the energy is crackling around her is so like the show, giving it such an authentic look. The energy ball looks like it's glowing, slowly expanding the longer you stare at it. The layers used within it are truly incredible.

1 Good And Bad

The contrast between both sides of Android 21 is on full display here. You have the more motherly and sweet human side, sitting cross-legged, casually eating her favorite treat, a macaroon. Way it's glowing let's you know that likely isn't a treat you'd get down at your local bakery. On the other side, you have the destructive Majin, energy balls in both of her hands, ready to destroy whoever dares get in her path. That look of psychotic glee on her face is incredible too. The way the energy is sparking off from her hands is awe-inspiring, blending so seamlessly into the background. Aldgerrelpa does a fantastic job with the art.

This piece encapsulates the hunger of Android 21 in the most humorous way possible. Could you imagine her having just finished a fight with a fully powered Goku, defeating him by the narrowest of margins, but rather than finishing him off, she takes the time to consider what treat he'd taste best as? It makes the process seem almost cute, especially with the small crumb on her breast and the frosting on her cheek. Beyond just the humor of it, the way iVorare designed her hair is out of this world. It's so flowing and detailed, said to have taken them 3 hours to do. Those hours paid off in spades, creating one of the best fan art pictures of the characters you'll find.

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I've never played Guilty Gear, but Jack-O is f***ing hot, and I would ravage her booty like no tomorrow.

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tfwnolife posted...
I've never played Guilty Gear, but Jack-O is f***ing hot, and I would ravage her booty like no tomorrow.

holy crap she's cute.


You should think twice before crossing me.

Iunno man, but i'm feeling the same. Not sure if i should feel ashamed. Her boobs are so large and so perfect

She's scientifically designed to be "waifu" material. It's manipulative.

Something about a Plague of Stars...

Eh...what I don't like is that we don't know which version is the 'real' version.
The basically Super Buu knock off who was kinda an even bigger threat for a hot minute.
The completely deranged manic fairy (TV Tropes is your friend) that eventually went insane from the villain warrior arc.
The one who pulled a Piccolo and split her normal and evil self (non consensually!) and actually is a good person because I happen to make all the right choices in the dialogues.

Personally if I had to pick a timeline, probably the 21 arc, cause that means I can bone an actually sexy majin, and have a waifu scientist who loves to snuggle. Best of both worlds!

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Varies, Bulma, Helles, Lunch, Chichi, and 18 are all more attractive than 21.

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Varies, Bulma, Helles, Lunch, Chichi, and 18 are all more attractive than 21.


"This is your last dance."

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MysticKnives posted...
Varies, Bulma, Helles, Lunch, Chichi, and 18 are all more attractive than 21.


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She's perfection. Theres nothing wrong with you brother

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Thanks but I'm not sure that looking at you suppresses my urges any at all. If anything it makes
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*Sigh.* I really wish they'd have done a better job with the text. Or at least TRY not to sound like they're trying to pass off 21 as some sort of sex-crazed person.
I was thinking the same thing myself. Ever since she stated that this very special, I was move to think “she may of fallen of her link partner.” 
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Me: Well I mean I didn’t wanna leave you so, I’ll stay as long as you don’t feel lonely...

Android 21 (Good): *Smiles*

Me: W-What!?
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21: *turns into her Majin form and wraps you in her tail* I think you're a really nice person, you're one of the few people who understands me. Please, just stay with me for a little longer? *she looks at you with cute puppy dog eyes*

Android 21 (Good)


Jinzōningen Nijūichi-Gō

Android 21 (Good) (人造人間21号,Jinzōningen Nijūichi-Gō) is the true persona of Android 21. She, along with Android 18, are the main protagonists in the Android 21 Arc.


Before the split and transformation to her true form, Android 21 (Good) looks identical to her original self: she has auburn hair, wears glasses, a blue and red dress with black sleeves and a lab coat, and blue and red heels.

When in her true form, she has pink skin, her ears become pointed and she gains a tail. Her attire changes to a black tube top, keeping the black arm sleeves, and also gaining white baggy pants. However, she retains the blue eyes of her human form. Android 21 is also a rather tall woman, as she is shown to be slightly taller than Gohan.


The good Android 21 represents her original self's good side, similar to how Good Buu represents the good aspects of the Innocent Buu. Though she retains her hunger she is better able at controlling it due to the removal of her evil half and her link with the human soul that had been bonded with Android 18.

After splitting into two halves, she seems to be incredibly apologetic, even apologizing as she attacks mid-fight, and chooses to work with the heroes to fix her wrongdoings. Though she mourns the loss of Android 16, his death and her resulting fission have made her determined to stop her evil half as a way of honoring his memory. As such, her good self was willing to sacrifice herself in order to help stop her evil self, much to Android 18's reluctance, while also thanking the soul in her for everything it had done for her. In the same setting, Android 21 was shown to trust 18, passing on the soul to her. In spite of this, she is still ravaged by her hunger and has a natural desire to eat her allies, leading 21 to fear herself. This fell to reason why she chose to sacrifice herself, not only to protect the allies she grew to care for, but to prevent anyone else from getting hurt which is presumably born from her guilt over the death of Android 16. Interestingly, she shares this self-sacrificing aspect of her personality with her adoptive son, Android 16. Additionally like Android 16, she is a gentle soul who dislikes fighting in general, though will stand up to protect innocents, as well as her friends and loved ones. It is implied by Beerus and Whis that had she survived the destruction of her evil half, she would have ultimately succumbed to her hunger. Thus, her sacrifice was ultimately for the greater good, though it is possible she could have learned to suppress it completely, though simply chose to not risk even the slightest possibility of her losing control, for fear of destroying her allies as her original self-had with Android 16.

She shares a strong bond with Android 17 and 18 due to their friendship with 16 and them sympathizing with her plight and her situation as being due to 21's human self-being converted into an Android which Android 17 and 18 understand all too well. She views Majin Buu as a kindred spirit due to their similar backgrounds and love of sweets (those not made from living people) though she is not as focused on eating as her evil counterpart as she suggests to Majin Buu to defeat the enemy clones before eating the candy he offered to share with her, showing she is able to focus on the task at hand even when normal food is involved. She also retains her intelligence and knowledge of Dr. Gero's research as she was aware of the location of the remote capable of turning off the power-suppressing wave machine, though her evil half managed to acquire and swallow it to prevent her from turning off the machine.

During one discussion with the soul, she reveals that she is technically "not even ten years old" and was built in the image of a human woman with the IQ of an adult, noting that she feels as though she missed out on her adolescence. She is also shown to be wary of Vegeta's temper as shown in a special dialog between her, Vegeta, and Gotenks when Vegeta admonished her along with Gotenks when they had become distracted, causing them both to fearfully do as he instructed and focus on the enemy.



Android 21's good side is her true persona and was the only persona that she had as a human. However, upon the addition of Majin cells to her, she began to develop an evil side. The two sides would fight for control over their shared body, with her hunger usually and mostly being the most dominant, even though 21 would often fight against her urges, not wishing to bring ill to anyone. Unfortunately, in the Super Warrior Arc and Enemy Warrior Arc it is implied that her good side was completely overcome by her hunger causing her evil nature to take over completely. As a result, her fission never occurs in these arcs and her original self is destroyed (by the Z Fighters in the Super Warrior Arc and by Goku, Frieza, and Cell in the Enemy Warrior Arc).

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Android 21 Arc

Main article: Android 21 Arc During the first half of the story, 21 struggles to resist her evil side, who begins to grow even after the resistance from the waves. While she lost at first, the soul inside 18 saved her and as the story progressed, was motivated by the soul to keep on fighting to make peace with herself and become a family with the android modeled after her son, Android 16. However, her evil side begins to gain control once more and after her fight with Cell breaks free from her. Killing Android 16, 21 finally pushed her evil self out of her body. Doing this, however, only caused most of her power being absorbed by her evil half, who also absorbed Cell, gaining more power than anyone would've imagined. Android 21 (Good) sacrifices herself to force Android 21 (Evil) into the Spirit Bomb, allowing it to obliterate them both. Goku says he will request King Yemma to reincarnate her. After hearing this Beerus steps in and says he can ask for them if they wish.


After her evil half is split from her she becomes much weaker, as her evil half took most of their power, in which her attacks are highly ineffective. As she refuses to give into her hunger for moral reasons, she does not absorb clones or other people to grow stronger. Though in its place, she relies on soul linking to sync with the human soul to fight alongside her allies and grows stronger by observing them fight to improve her own fighting skills. After becoming much stronger and no longer inhibited by the waves, she is able to hold her own against her evil side (who has absorbed Cell and many clones) in a one on one fight for an extended period of time, but is unable to defeat her (though prior to their fight, Goku was involved in a previous fight, as she stalled for time for the Spirit Bomb). Even alongside Goku and the others, 21 was still considerably weaker than her evil persona though her drive to protect her friends gave her the fighting spirit to continue fighting and was strong enough to hold her evil fission down long enough for the Spirit Bomb to kill them both.

Techniques and Special Abilities

  • Flight - The ability to fly utilizing ki.
  • Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy attack.
  • Tail Attack - In her true form, Android 21 can attack enemies with her tail as part of certain combos. She can also thrust her tail into the ground, then have it erupt from the ground to deliver a surprise attack, taking advantage of her ability to extend her tail which can presumably be attributed to either her Frieza Race, Namekian, and Majin cells or a combination of all three.
  • Hungry Beam - A move Android 21 can use to turn people into food, she chooses to never use it and as a result, it does not appear in her move list.
    • Absorption - She possesses the ability to absorb others, but is never shown using it.
  • Connoisseur Cut - A move that lets Android 21 absorb an opponent's energy and use up to four of her opponent's moves. There is a pool of eight moves she can copy with their availability depending on the enemy she took ki from. Notably, ki attacks copied with this move are red and black in color.
    • Solar Flare - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. It is functionally identical to Krillin's version but can be used in the air. Obtained from enemies somewhat connected to Goku. Also appears as her Special Quirk Skill Arts in Dragon Ball Legends.
    • Kamehameha - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. Obtained from enemies somewhat connected to Goku.
      • Majin Kamehameha - Due to possessing Majin Buu's cells, she is capable of using the imitation of the Kamehameha used by members of the Majin Demon Clan. Appears in Dragon Ball Legends as her Special Move Arts under the name Kamehameha.
    • Homing Energy Blast - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. It is similar to Piccolo's version, but she can only conjure a single orb at a time. Obtained from alien or godly enemies.
    • Ki Blast Rush - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. A series of rapid-fire blasts. Obtained from enemies connected to Vegeta.
    • Sticky Energy Blast - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. It is a command grab where she throws the opponent across the arena. Obtained from enemies connected to Vegeta.
    • Android Barrier - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. Obtained from enemies connected to androids.
    • Explosive Energy Blast - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. it is a pair of energy blast fired at the ground. Obtained from enemies connected to the Androids.
    • Instant Transmission - One of the moves Android 21 can use after using Connoisseur Cut. Obtained from alien or godly enemies.
      • Cover Change (Instant Transmission) - In Dragon Ball Legends, Android 21 can teleport her allies to safety if she is swapped in while her teammate is under attack before teleporting back to fight the enemy.
  • Hors d'Oeuvre Stab - Android 21 flies down towards the opponent from the air and strikes them into the ground.
  • Total Detonation Ball - Android 21 launches a ball of ki that flies across the screen and explodes on impact. The heavy version of this move will discard all her acquired moves in exchange for extra power.
    • Absolute Release Ball - A larger version of Total Destruction Ball used by Android 21 as her Super Attack in her human form in Dokkan Battle. When using the technique in Dokkan Battle her good personality is in control thus it counts as one of Android 21 (Good)'s techniques. Ironically this technique is used by Android 21 with her evil personality in control to kill Android 16 in the Super Warrior Arc.
  • Photon Wave - A move where Android 21 produces a Death Beam-like attack that explodes where it hits along the ground.
  • Excellent Full Course - Android 21's Level 3 Super, where she flies into the opponent, hitting them with a flurry of dash attacks, before striking them to the ground and fires a ki blast from on top of them. Also appears as her Ultimate Move Arts in Dragon Ball Legends.
  • Survivability - Thanks to possessing cells from Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu (all of which are capable of surviving attacks that would kill a normal person), Android 21 possess great survivability and endurance.
  • Regeneration - Thanks to possessing cells from Piccolo, Cell, and Majin Buu, Android 21 possess one of the greatest regenerative capabilities in the series.
  • Fission - After destroying Android 16 in the Android 21 Arc, Android 21's good half forces out her evil hunger persona, splitting into two. This ability was apparently inherited from her Majin cells instead of her Namekian Cells, as the good and evil halves are not life linked which she reveals during a special conversation with Piccolo and Tien. As a result, her fission ability is likely derived from Majin fission, as Namekian Fission results in the two halves being life linked. However, she ultimately chooses to die with her evil self, to prevent the possibility of her succumbing to her hunger.

Forms and Transformations

Transformed, Good

Android 21 is able to transform into a form that resembles a Majin in body color and attire, though she also possesses white hair and spiked ears similar to the Namekians and a tail similar to final form Frieza. Depending on which side of her personality is dominant at the moment, her eyes in this form will vary. In her evil state, she has red and black sclera and having pink-white hair while her good state retains her blue eyes and white sclera with her hair completely white. As a result of her fission, the Good 21 retains her blue eyes and white sclera and white hair permanently. It is unknown if her good half can revert back to her human form as she is never shown doing so. In Dokkan Battle this form is referred to as her Transformed, Good state.

Video Game Appearances

Android 21 (Good) is playable in her true form under the name Android #21 (Transformed, Good). Additionally Android 21 in human form with her good personality in control also appears as a playable character under the name Android #21 (Normal). Additionally her human form's Conflicting Mind Android #21 (Normal) card can be Transcended Dokkan Awakened into her Good Versus Evil Android #21 (Transformed, Good) card.

Android 21 (Good) appears as a character in her true form in Dragon Ball Heroes. She was added in Universe Mission 3 as a playable character during a mission in "Android 21 Saga: Completion", and can be summoned by Fu using one of Android 17's CAAs. She received a playable card in Big Bang Mission 8.

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Characters / Dragon Ball - Android 21

Android 21 (Good) (人造人間21号, Jinzō Ningen Nijūichi-Gō)

Voiced by:Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

"I'm running out of time here...there isn't much left...We need to hurry...or I...can't stop..."

A purely good version of Android 21. She is revealed in the final arc to be the Android's "true" persona, and manages to retake control after expelling her Evil half.

  • '80s Hair: Sports a head of large, curly hair, which certainly fits her into the Z-era aesthetic the game is going for.
  • Action Mom: She is based on the mother of Dr. Gero's son Gebo, who served as a basis for Android 16.

    Android 21: There was a time... before I was turned into an android... when I was a mother and had a son. Later...he became the model for 16... and all that it would achieve. When I realized that... I wanted so badly... to see him and have him by my side... After that, I repaired him and explained that... I wanted to treat him like family.

  • Adorable Abomination: She's an augmented human with the cells of countless fighters from across the series, many of which stand at the level of gods or beyond, including Buu, with a Horror Hunger that compels her to consume everyone. Her true self is also a sweetheart with a heart-melting smile, with a story that puts her through the wringer so much you just want to give her a hug.
  • Adult Fear: Several of 21's traits are realistic and terrible things that have disturbing parallels to tragedies many people face in their lives. First, her son goes off and dies in a war that ended in defeat. It's implied that Dr. Gero was her husband, and after the death of their son, he (or perhaps they both) underwent Sanity Slippage that would result in both of them becoming dangers to the entire universe. Then, after she awakes as an android, she lacks any memory of her past or any clear reason for living, only saddled with a monstrous urge to eat others. She slowly succumbs to the Horror Hunger inside her much like a drug addict and then accidentally kills a loved one during a psychotic episode. At the end of it all, 21 still has conflicting emotions about Gero, not knowing who he was to her and only hearing that he was an unpleasant man, but still feeling some sorrow for his death. She also basically adopts Android 16 as a replacement for her son, even though she loves him she is pained that he isn't the genuine article, she's aware she's only making a facsimile of a life she lost that she doesn't remember.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: According to producer Tomoko Hiroki, the creative team felt a female fighter would help liven up the cast, as the Dragon Ball franchise has a reputation for not having very many women, and even fewer who are active fighters.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her true form turns her skin pink like Buu, though with her pointed ears and white hair, she resembles a Demon or a Kaioshin. She has Buu's cells, explaining the skin color, something Buu himself notes.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Even with a clearer head on her shoulders and more of her memories readily available to her, it's left up in the air if 21 is a completely original being like Cell, or was Gero's partner (possibly wife) that had been modified against her will.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Her final Link Event with the Earthling Soul has been noted to sound quite Ship Tease-y. That said, outside of a single instance that was more than likely a translation error, the Earthling Soul is not given a canonical gender. Her first interaction with 18 in her story mode also has 21 calling 18 beautiful while having painstakingly recreated 18's original battle outfit, enthusing over how cute it is. 21 later expresses adoration for how 18 motivates herself in regards to her family, expressing that she would like to be part of a family that is cared for like 18 cares for hers (prompting 18 to ask 21 to stop swooning over her).
  • Anti Anti Christ: Played straight and subverted. Android 21 was originally created by Dr. Gero's supercomputer as the ultimate android to re-invigorate the Red Ribbon Army and lead it back to world domination. However, 21 was a sweetheart and wasn't interested in that, and just wanted to conduct benevolent scientific research and live with a family. However, because of her design flaw due to the Majin cells used to create her, 21 also develops an evil persona with ravenous Horror Hunger, and a one track mission to eat and consume everything in sight. Good or Evil, neither 21 is particularly interested or helpful in serving their intended purpose.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She does this frequently when she fights because she really is remorseful for her actions. When using her Super Attack, she can say "please rest a while!" and "don't hold this against me!"
  • As Long as There is Evil: Even after the defeat of her evil half, Good Android 21 realizes the Fatal Flaw that by her design alone, her Horror Hunger will return to menace the world once again. Not willing to see others suffer because of her anymore, she runs into the path of Goku's Spirit Bomb to sacrifice herself as well as destroy the Evil 21.
  • The Atoner: After the death of 16 and the creation of her evil form, the new, good Android 21 makes it her mission to fix everything.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a sweetheart who is also leagues of power above her predecessor, Cell, and one of the most potentially dangerous people in the franchise.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's, allegedly, as smart as Dr. Gero. She's also strong enough to fight any of the Z Fighters.
  • Badass Longcoat: She wears a white Red Ribbon Army lab coat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When she transforms into her true form, she reveals a tube top and switches out her tights for a pair of baggy pants, leaving her abdomen bare.
  • Battle Strip: She transforms into her true form by ripping her dress off. She's also seen wearing pants, however.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: Though nobody blames her for the situation, Good 21 really hates herself for what she is, and is quite frankly surprised as to why anyone would bother volunteering to help her. She is very appreciative of it, though.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: In comparison to her evil half, Good 21 is very pretty herself with Innocent Blue Eyes, and has the benevolent personality to match. She still has her Horror Hunger, but willfully refuses to indulge in it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Good 21 might be a sweetie, but she is still not only an Android (all of which were designed with the purpose of killing Son Goku), she is an improved version of Cell who has all of Buu's power plus the intelligence made from a combination of Earth's best scientists to back it up. Even the Good 21 is still a danger to everyone around her because has trouble holding back her biological urge to eat them all.
  • Big Eater: She loves sweets even if they aren't made from people and she can scarf them down like no one else. This is expected when she's genetically related to both the Saiyans and Majin Buu. In a link event, she talks about how Bulma gave her a new food she hadn't encountered before, string cheese, and she gushes about how tasty it was before admitting, embarrassed, that she ate about a hundred of them and Bulma wasn't happy about it.
  • Birds of a Feather: She bonds very well with Gohan, Android 18, and Krillin, due to all of them having similar motivations for fighting—protecting their families from harm.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's a busty woman who can fight head to head with the most powerful fighters on Earth. Although she's an Android, this is not literal, as she points out she's not a mecha-type when Cell threatens to turn her into scrap metal. In truth, she's more in line with Cell, who is implied to be the testbed for most of the genetic technology that was used on her.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her ki in her true form has a black and red coloration.
  • Combat Stilettos: Though she's wearing rather tall heels in both forms, it only applies to her true form (as she doesn't fight in human form). They don't inhibit her in the slightest.
  • Commonality Connection: Good 21 becomes good friends with Majin Buu because of this. Buu notices that 21 looks like him, to which she responds that they're matching in pink. Buu of course doesn't know what "matching" means but 21 simply explains that it means they're friends. With both of them being big eaters, they both enthusiastically agree to have a party with lots of candy after the whole ordeal is over, which unfortunately doesn't happen.
  • Composite Character: She is a female android (Android 18) who gets stronger through absorbing others into her being (Cell) by turning them into sweets and devouring them (Majin Buu) and who is able to learn new techniques after observing them just once (Buu again) and splits into two halves, a good half and an evil half (Buu, yet again, though comparisons are also drawn to Piccolo). Her true form also resembles a female Majin, not dissimilar to those from Dragon Ball Xenoverse.
  • Confusion Fu: Much like the Majin characters she resembles, 21's normals have confusing animations. Her tail, in particular, can stretch and go underground like Kid Buu's feet. Her ability to gain four new moves out of eight different possible moves also makes her tricky, but it is easier to read what kind of moves she can get since it depends on what characters are opposing her. As she's not a fighter at heart, this seems to come more from a place of genuinely not knowing how to fight and making it up as she goes, relying on the muscle memory of those who constitute her cellular makeup, than Buu's chaotic violence.
  • Cool Big Sis: After expelling her repressed hunger as Evil 21, she takes this demeanor with 17 and 18, kindly and matronly supporting them, albeit with some endearing tendencies. Most apparent in a scene where 18 becomes infuriated at seeing a Frieza clone, knowing how he once killed Krillin and wants some cathartic payback for her love, 21 tries to get in on the spirit of it. Given she'd just lost 16, the two androids may be Replacement Goldfish for her somewhat.
  • Cosmic Plaything: To say she hasn't had an easy life is really understating it. Starting off with losing her son and being turned into a bioandroid by her husband, she's activated long after Gero's death with no memory of who she was before. Trying to make the best of things, she rebuilds 16 after hearing he's modelled after the son she had when she was human, to try and live peacefully as a family with him. Then her Horror Hunger begins getting worse, starting a long Sanity Slippage, which ultimately culminates in every route with her killing 16, either because she succumbed to her hunger and jumped off the slippery slope or if she's kept from succumbing, attacking him in hunger-induced rage. In the latter case, on realising what happened, she hits the Despair Event Horizon, driving her dark side out of herself. After that, things briefly begin looking up, her true personality is at no risk of being overwhelmed and she begins forming new friendships with the Z-fighters. However, she's still denied a happy ending, as she's still plagued by her Horror Hunger, meaning she's still a danger to people, and 21 eventually decides to make a Heroic Sacrifice to defeat Evil 21 and prevent either of them from ever being a danger to anyone ever again.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has them in her true form.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Her true form doesn't make her any less attractive. If anything, it makes her more attractive. She's especially this when she's in her true form and still sane - which is the same appearance her good self takes - as she retains her Innocent Blue Eyes.
  • Darker and Edgier: 21's story is quite possibly the darkest and most depressing tale of any of the DB villains so far. Plenty of Adult Fear, "Shaggy Dog" Story, Horror Hunger, and My God, What Have I Done? makes sure of that.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her good self keeps her Red and Black and Evil All Over aura, even after she's been split away from her evil self.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In 18's route, having not succumbed to her hunger as early, she kills Android 16 in a fit of hunger-induced rage. When 17 calls her out on this, she hits this hard, practically exploding, in the process splitting the persona that had been causing her Sanity Slippage and drove her to attack 16 out of her body.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Downplayed, but it's there. She doesn't know why she's so different from the other androids; she's not a mecha-type like 16, nor is she augmented with technology like 17 and 18. She's even different from Cell, in that while they're both composed of the cells of powerful warriors (and brilliant researchers in 21's case), she is still an augmented human as opposed to an entirely new organism. Due to her amnesia, she doesn't know what the purpose behind her creation was, and her more pressing issues with her hunger have halted her attempts to find out. She resolves to find out more once the problem has been dealt with. She never gets that chance.
  • Doomed by Canon: She is not mentioned in any other Dragon Ball series and is Too Cool to Live for the Tournament of Power arc to make any sense, and thus she is doomed to die. The developers wish it were possible to make 21 canon.
  • Energy Absorption: Just like Android 20 and Cell, with the added bonus of Power Copying. It's a biological compulsion for her to do it, and she hates it.
  • Enemy Without: She's this to her evil half. For a while, she laid dormant on the inside while the evil half took complete control and resurrected the villains. However, when Evil 21 activated the power suppressing waves, Good 21 was re-awakened, but not enough for her to get full control (Evil 21 acting as her Enemy Within, and in the first two routes, succeeding in taking control back). The final straw was when she kills Android 16 after Evil 21 takes advantage of a moment of weakness. The two split apart, and Good Android 21 returned.
  • Energy Weapon: Photon Ray.
  • Expy: 21 shares a pointed number of similarities to Arc System Works' Justice from Guilty Gear. They're red-haired, big-haired female characters with artificial bodies who serve as the first game's Final Boss, with lots of reach thanks to a tail. 21's Photon Ray works just like Justice's Imperial Ray. Moreover, her being an often-violent Omnicidal Maniac due to Sanity Slippage but having a "child" who loves nature and hates violence but is torn about his creation and his place in the world heavily mirrors the relationship between Justice and Dizzy in Guilty Gear, just with "Dizzy" (16) actually getting to interact with "Justice" (21) this time around. Furthermore, getting literally split in two, into an Evil 21 and a Good 21, is highly similar to the situation with Justice & Jack'O in Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, and 21's origin as a human woman who was extensively modified into a life-form no longer entirely human heavily mirrors the origins of Justice as revealed in full in REV.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As a result of her checkerboard color scheme, which extends to her shoes. Her left one is blue while her right is red. Does not extend to her true form. The red and blue may actually serve as Foreshadowing for her two personalities, as when in her true form, her good self retains her natural blue eyes, while her evil self has red eyes.
  • Failure Hero: Because of her status as a Cosmic Plaything, she shares this trait with Evil 21. Her plan to build the second 16 to hold her back using her maternal instinct almost completely failed; she caves in and kills him in all three story routes, the only benefit being that he went behind her back in two routes to stop her and in the last route, His death caused her to use Buu's power to personify and split emotions, creating an even stronger evil 21. Her plan to use the soul link system to control her hunger falls apart and isn't even a permanent fix, which means she will eventually go insane again. Plus, her good side was too scared that the Z fighters would attack her to ask for help, and had 16 kidnap 17 and 18 instead, which results in everything going much worse than it should have. And even then, her fears result in her keeping 17 and 18 in the dark, which almost leads to Krillin becoming her snack. She can't defeat the evil 21 on her own and ends up having to get herself killed to finish her by Goku's spirit bomb. It all drives home how sympathetic she is, because she really tries not to hurt anyone but reality just won't let her.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Very powerful and a total sweetie, but due to her design alone, Good 21 realized her hunger will always be a part of her, and decides to sacrifice herself to stop Evil 21 and to prevent herself from hurting anyone, particularly her new friends ever again.
    • Her good side's flaw is that she hides vital details from her allies, resulting in a lot of pain and suffering. While some of it is out of guilt over causing the situation in the first place, Good 21 is consistently surprised that anyone would want to help her, and so keeps quiet about vital details that may have helped solve the problems she caused faster.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Android 21's true personality is constantly battling with her evil persona and for the most part was losing. The battle eventually escapes into the outside when both sides split away from each other.
  • Flawed Prototype: Inverted along with Psycho Prototype. 21 is the finished product but suffers from extreme mental and physical instability due to Majin Buu's DNA being too beyond understanding or control. Her prototype, Cell, is a fight-happy monster who hates all life, but he works exactly as Gero intended him to.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Went from being a normal human being whose only claim to fame was being related to Androids 16 and 20 to the single most powerful and dangerous monster Gero ever created, long long after he died. And as mentioned under Gone Horribly Right, this was likely accidental.
  • Foil: She is one to Cell. Both were created from the genetic material of the greatest fighters, and in 21's case, researchers, but Cell is a monster without empathy while 21 is a Tragic Villain. Also while Cell is a giant narcissist and believes himself to be the ultimate lifeform, 21 has more inherent raw potential than him in terms of both power and intelligence, but is timid and hates herself for being a monster.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: After Good 21 and Evil 21 become a Literal Split Personality, Good 21 tries to fight off her Horror Hunger at all costs. To this end, Good 21 can't use the Sweet Tooth Level 3 super move, since that involves turning her opponents into food and eating them.
  • Genius Bruiser: 21 is so powerful that when she cuts loose and reveals her true form, she steamrolls the Z-Fighters to the point that it’s only because she wants them stronger that they walk away alive (and only gets stronger as she binges). She also has a mind that may very well be on par at the very least with the late Dr Gero’s.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: A very dark twist on this trope, she's a brilliant scientist (thanks to having the cells of a number of researchers, though she may have been this before if she was anything like her supposed husband, Dr Gero) who turns those she defeats into sweet treats in order to eat them.
  • Gollum Made Me Do It: After splitting, she blames Evil 21 for the death of Android 16, but Evil 21 mockingly reminds her that they were still the same person at the time. (The truth is a bit more complex, as Evil 21 had definitely manifested as a separate persona by that time.)
  • Gone Horribly Right: Gero set the basic blueprints for Android 21's design in motion, letting his supercomputer handle the details just as he did with Cell. Unfortunately, the supercomputer collected some of Buu's cells, combining Cell's absorption abilities with Buu's, essentially making her a Cell/Buu/Saiyan hybrid. All three of these species are ravenous eaters that even gain power from being full, with Buu's appetite being endless. This mutates her programmed compulsion to consume the cells of other creatures to fuel her regeneration into a Horror Hunger which takes such a toll on her sanity it manifests another persona that gleefully enjoys turning people into candy and eating them.
  • Good All Along: Goku and Frieza's arc hint but never reveal that Android 21 is actually a good person being taken over by an evil side. It isn't until the Android route that we even learn her evil side is something she fights against. Android 21 legitimately isn't an evil person; she's actually a very sweet and benevolent researcher/android who wants to help others, unfortunately she is struggling with an evil persona inside of her who is driving her insane, created from a critical design flaw that gives her Horror Hunger. Once she expels this evil from her body, Android 21's true personality comes out and makes it her personal mission to destroy the Evil 21.
  • Good Counterpart: Is essentially this to Cell. She's a bio-android made by Dr. Gero from the cells of others, but she doesn't want to hurt people, and is a genuinely kind and loving person when she's not being attacked by her hunger. After she splits in two, her evil half becomes the true Big Bad of the game, while she becomes the true protagonist.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Android 21 enforces this, as after the death of Android 16, she finally loses it and splits away from the hungry evil within her. Unfortunately, the evil takes on its own form and becomes the Evil Android 21. Subverted however in that she was always a good person, and her evil persona is still as callous and horrible as she's ever been.
  • Heroic Resolve: While suffering from a particular bad pang of her hunger, she asks the Earthling soul how humans fight off their evil urges (as she doesn't remember being human and so has no experience to draw from). They can tell her that having a strong will helps, which has her resolve to strengthen her spirit to be able to overcome her urges, in an attempt to invoke this trope. Unfortunately, her dark side is still able to overcome her, which results in 16's death.
  • Horror Hunger: She physically can't stop her urge to turn people into snacks and eat them. She decides to sacrifice herself at the end of the story mode so she isn't a danger to anyone anymore.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A genetically engineered amalgamation of various powerful beings, one a certified abomination in his own right, that devours others in order to grow stronger and is terrifyingly powerful.
  • Hot Scientist: Described as being as intelligent as Gero. The pre-release screenshots of her in story mode even show her in a lab coat. Makes sense for the woman implied to have been Gero's wife.
  • Human Popsicle: She's the last Android that Dr Gero worked on (that we know of). Gero died in Age 767, the game is set around 779 or 780, with her being activated some time before that. This means the time between her creation and activation is at least twelve years. Avoids being a Fish out of Temporal Water however, due to her not remembering her life when she was human, meaning she essentially had to start over.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: She rebuilt 16 partially to help her find a way to control or get rid of her hunger, partially because she wanted a sense of the family she'd had in her human life that she doesn't remember, and partially so he'll destroy her if her hunger consumes her. Sadly, she ends up destroying him instead, as he's not powerful enough.
  • Identity Amnesia: She doesn't remember who she previously was as a human, though she later finds out she was the mother of the man who became the model of Android 16 and so rebuilt him to try and live peacefully with him as a family. However, she doesn't remember her former life, and when talking about the scientist who made her - Dr Gero, who in all likelihood was her husband - she feels like she's about to cry but doesn't know why. She doesn't let her lack of memory bother her too much though.

    Android 21: There's no point in getting depressed, just because I have no memories. I can easily fix that making new memories.

  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Good 21 doesn't remember what her past life was, but it intrigues her, and even though she is built to be the ultimate killer android, she isn't overly interested in strength and fighting and just wants to conduct benevolent research to help others as well as have a normal life with a family and friends. Unfortunately, higher ups have other ideas for her.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Not so much normally, but 21 retains her Android form's blue eyes when she assumes her true form while not consumed by her hunger, which continues into her Good self, as opposed to having red eyes with her evil side influencing her.
  • It's All My Fault: Says this verbatim, blaming herself for not being strong enough to prevent 16's death and the birth of her evil side. She says it again after 17 tries to reassure her that she'd done all she could, responding with it being the reason why she has to take responsibility and deal with the threat of her evil self.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: She is the Jekyll half of the trope, being the original, meek personality of Android 21 before her Horror Hunger began to take control. After expelling her evil half, she is temporarily freed from the Split-Personality Takeover, but knows that a new evil persona will eventually emerge.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In the first two routes, she succumbs to her hunger and sadistically kills 16, her Morality Pet shackles finally loosened for her to go wild and beginning devouring everyone she pleases in one way or another. In 18's route, she doesn't do this, instead lashing out in hunger-induced rage when the dark side of personality created by her hunger takes advantage of a moment of weakness - upon realising what she'd done, 21 hits the Despair Event Horizon and her dark side splits off, who behaves similarly to the post-slippery slope iterations of herself in the other routes.
  • LEGO Genetics: Like Cell, she's got the cells of all of the greatest fighters to have been on Earth, up to Majin Buu at least (and possibly as recently as Golden Frieza, given her tail and the fact that no trace was left of him when Future Trunks dispatched him the first time, meaning she'd have a lot more alien cells due to the presence of the Frieza Force) and amusingly enough including Cell himself. Unlike Cell however, due to having Buu in her cellular makeup she can continue to add the power and abilities of other warriors to herself. In gameplay this manifests as her Power Copying abilities, but in terms of story this means there is potentially no limit to how much she could grow, which is part of the reason she's such a dangerous threat.
  • Loss of Identity: She doesn't remember anything from when she was human, even her own name. Whoever she was is dead, for all intents and purposes.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It's eventually revealed that the human Android 21 was modified from and the human that 16 was based on were son and mother, respectively, Dr. Gero's son and likely wife. After learning of their connection, 21 rebuilt 16 because she wanted them to live together as a family (although thanks to her Identity Amnesia, she has no memories of her real son), but in every route her dark side overtakes her and she ends up killing him.
  • Magitek: The first of the androids to play this trope completely straight. Majin Buu is more akin to an Eldritch Abomination who can morph anything into what he wants and do things that should be impossible even in Dragon Ball's world. She inherited all of it from him.
  • Meganekko: She's a female android that wears glasses to attribute her intelligence, and plays it more straight when she's not being insane, as she looks significantly cuter with them when she has not the Four Eyes, Zero Soul thing going on. She doesn't wear them in her true form.
  • Mix-and-Match Man: She's a genetically augmented lifeform enhanced with cells taken from many successful scientists, all of the Z Fighters, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: She's a biologically engineered horror beyond even Cell's capacity...and she's also Gero's amnesiac spouse, and consequentlynote "recreation" technicalities and semantics aside 16's mother, whom she loves dearly.
  • Mood-Swinger: Inherits this from Buu. She can switch to-and-fro from calmly assessing the situation, hunger-fuelled Ax-Crazy and childish glee. She loses this in her story when her evil side becomes an Enemy Without.
  • Morality Pet: She has one in the form of 16, who only manages to hold her hunger at bay in being so dear to her as, for all intents and purposes, he's her son. Tragically, in every route her hunger will eventually push her to a point where she'll kill him for getting in her way, though in the route we learn about their connection, she's far less sadistic about it.

    Android 21: Above all else.... having him by my side means the entire world to me.

  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she kills 16 in 18's route in a hunger-induced rage - this being the route that reveals that part of the reason she rebooted him was to have a peaceful life and a family because he's based off the son she had when she was human - she has this reaction, which pushes her off of the Despair Event Horizon so hard she splits into her good and evil halves like Fat Buu did when he hit his own DEH after Mr. Satan was shot.
  • Nice Girl: When her dark side isn't affecting her actions and especially after they've split apart, she's a very kind and genuinely sweet person who doesn't want to hurt or eat the people around her. She doesn't view herself as this, however, expressing surprise that the Z-fighters would help someone as selfish as her, as she views taking down her evil half to be her own problem, so the others voluntarily helping her when she believes she's done nothing to earn it comes as a shock to her.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: After her My God, What Have I Done? moment, 21 expels her evil half. While this does free her from the overpowering evil persona brought on by her Horror Hunger (though not freeing her from the hunger itself), it also unleashes a version of her that has no restraint or remorse whatsoever that stole most of the power she possessed before separating. This is played with however, as while 21 blames herself for Evil 21, the separation was caused by 21 hitting the Despair Event Horizon, and was not something she did intentionally.
  • No Name Given: Whoever she was when she was human (although likely Gero's spouse), we're never told her name, she's only ever known as Android 21. Even shedoesn't remember it, and apparently found it fun imagining what her name was and what her human life was like.
  • No Social Skills: Android 21 really means well, but her social skills are... questionable. 21 gets embarrassed when Goku offers to have a sparring match with her, she indulges in string cheese, but gets too carried away and eats all of it and upsetting Bulma, she likes to make a game out of imagining what her past name is, and her banter with Gotenks gets Vegeta annoyed with her. The only character 21 has a reasonably comfortable time socializing with is Majin Buu.
  • Offing the Offspring: Being the one thing keeping her predatory nature at bay, 21's dark persona recognizes that her gentle-hearted child has got to go. No matter what story occurrence she's in, Android 21 will murder Android 16, either because she's given up resisting her hunger or because her Evil side capitalizes on a moment of weakness.
  • Older Than They Look: She generally strikes the air of a bookish post-doc when not transformed, if not maybe a bit younger, and in English she's acted by the bell-voiced Jeannie Tirado who was 27 at time of recording, but given how her history lines up and her relationships, she (or at least, the human she was originally) has to be closing in on one hundred years old due to having an adult son during the events of Dragon Ball, during the Super-esque timeframe of FighterZ... However, this is heavily subverted in her being a bio-android, one that was in stasis long past Cell and even Buu, so in all likelihood her physical age in no way reflects the actual length of her existence, especially given she was designed with the ability to regenerate perpetually, meaning any signs of aging past her prime would be undone and she likely would never age past that.
    • Late into her link events she seemingly contradicts her earlier statements about her origins, saying that despite looking like an adult and having been provided the appropriate level of intelligence, she's less than ten years old. However, she could just be counting the time since she was activated, as she is very clear that she doesn't remember her life as a human.
  • Our Demons Are Different: She is an artificial human whose true form seems like a cross between the series regular Demons and a Majin-like Buu. Being a bio-android like Cell with Buu's genetic material will do that, though.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: She's advertised as a dangerous enemy in a setting as of the godly-power Super era. However, even in that timeframe, she stands out in a class of her own. In story, she's displayed to be a Lightning Bruiser of absolutely tanky proportions, and filled with ridiculously explosive raw power. This is due to her being a bio-android composed of genetic material from the Buu Saga and beyond, of which she's confirmed to have Cell's DNA, Buu's, the usual suspects of the Z-Fighters, and Frieza. That being said, during the game proper she only battles the cast at a time where their power is being suppressed, which is something her evil persona had done because she didn't want to bother with the fighting and was trying to skip right to the main course.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: She's referred to as the new leader of the Red Ribbon Army—no other member of which appears aside from Android 16. It's implied that the cloned fighters make up the entirety of the new RRA, but they're mindless copies.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her true form has pinkish-white hair. When she's in control of herself, and in her good form, her hair is instead fully white.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Goes without her glasses in her true form, hinting that she doesn't really need them.
  • Reality Warper: Like Buu due to having his cells, she's able to turn just about anything organic into candy.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. Her aura and her energy moves, even the ones she copies (including the usually blue-white Kamehameha), are a mix of red and black coloured energy, exactly like her evil half.
  • Reincarnation: After her Heroic Sacrifice, Goku says he'll ask King Yemma to try and get this for her, after refusing to use the Dragon Balls because undoing her sacrifice wouldn't feel right.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Despite her immense strength, Android 21 really isn't into fighting as much as the other Z Fighters in addition to being rather dorky and timid, as evident from her very surprised and nervous reaction to Goku wanting to have a good sparring match with her as well as her comical interactions with Vegeta, but when someone she loves is in trouble or is confronted with evil, she will throw down the gauntlet with the best of them.

    Android 21: I'm very scared of my hunger... losing control... but I'm more scared of seeing... someone I love get hurt or much worse!

  • Replacement Goldfish: She rebuilt Android 16 because he was programmed and modeled after her late son, and intended to treat him like her real child despite knowing it wasn't true. Unfortunately, her maternal instincts aren't enough to stop her hunger leading to her killing him on every route.
  • Sanity Slippage: Is revealed in 18's route to have undergone this in every route; the audience just only ever see her post-slippage before that point. She's trying to suppress her Horror Hunger, but it keeps getting worse and causing her physical pain. 16 has been trying to help her, but eventually, she's overcome by it and becomes the Ax-Crazy version seen in other routes. 16 theorizes that the hunger is a result of some of the cells constituting her body are going 'berserk', and the hunger takes on a persona, the evil side of her, opposing her true nature. This is taken Up to Eleven in the heroes' story mode as, when she follows them to the Sacred World of the Kais, only to find her dreamed of prey now standing beside gods, she goes absolutely wild and raving with rampant desire, screaming delightedly about how they all belong to her.
  • Secret Character: Unavailable at the start and must be unlocked through beating all three arcs of Story Mode. And even then, this version of 21 is only playable in Story Mode.
  • Self-Deprecation: She thinks very little of herself even after parting with her evil half. This is somewhat Justified though as it is revealed in the third route that she planned on linking a living soul, potentially forever. In other words, she selfishly tore someones soul out of their body so she could have some peace of mind. This is more a case of how desperate she'd gotten in looking for a solution to control her hunger than an act of deliberate malignance however - especially as being linked doesn't work to ease the hunger pangs like she'd initially hoped.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The existence and struggles of Android 21 ultimately amount to absolutely nothing. Dr. Gero created her as a weapon against Goku, and aside from being driven by Horror Hunger, she has absolutely no interest in that. She herself just wanted to live with the the Android version of her son, cure her hunger, and perform benevolent research in peace. None of that gets to happen, either. Even defeating her Evil side doesn't really accomplish anything, since said Evil side never harmed or killed anyone except the clones and villains she herself created or wished Back from the Dead. She winds up dying without having any real impact whatsoever; which was, unfortunately, predictable.
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Averted. Shifting to her true form, while removing her lab coat and dress, replaces her tights with baggy pants similar to Buu's (while the dress and lab coat just disappear), as well as the addition of jewellery and changing the colour of her boots. Like Buu, she may be a Technically Naked Shapeshifter, and able to generate clothes in any situation. As she's also a lot smarter than Buu, this may be why she's able to disguise herself as wholly human and generate clothes without absorbing others like Buu does - she's able to exert greater control over Buu's natural shapeshifting ability.
  • Ship Tease:
    • She gets tons with Goku, as her evil side constantly squeals about how delicious he looks and once the two separate, Goku immediately gives her a look-over and asks 21 for "some 1-on-1 time". Goku, of course, meant fighting, but even she didn't know what he was asking at first.
    • In a conversation, Yamcha teases Krillin about having a fetish for female androids. Krillin is flustered at the accusation and staunchly denies it, but just the suggestion makes Android 18 so angry that the two of them can feel her Killing Intent without even turning to look at her.
    • Has some with Android 18 as well, complimenting her on how attractive she is and how cute her original outfit was. She later gushes over the way 18 cares for her family and that she'd like to be part of a family cared for in the same way, prompting an embarrassed 18 to ask her to stop swooning over her.
    • As her Link Events continue, 21 grows more and more comfortable with "you" (the Earthling Soul) and confides things in you that she's never told anyone else. It eventually concludes with her telling you how much she's glad to have met you and how much you've done for her. Hard for a player not to feel a little flutter in their heart after hearing that.
  • Sliding Scale of Gameplay and Story Integration: After splitting into two, the Good Android 21 cannot use her Meteor Attack "Sweet Tooth", as she refuses to indulge in her Horror Hunger. If you try it, she will do a short jump to use her airborne Meteor Attack. Also, while her in-battle quotes are much more apologetic than her evil half, she still gets the same Slasher Smiles on some of her moves, like her Level 3 "Full Course" attack.
  • Split Personality: There are three distinct personas that exist within 21 throughout the story. In Goku's story, Frieza's story and controllable gameplay, she's in control of her actions but is still effectively a villain as she embraces her person-craving hunger. Before reaching that state where her conscious mind and predatory instinct mesh, however, there are two distinct selves. Her human soul implied to be the wife of Gero, and her hunger, gone Kid Buu levels of feral, becoming its own persona when she suppressed it so long much like Majin Buu did his own evil.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Despite her initial appearance and often looking smaller in being paired with 16 or away from the comparable scale in cutscenes, she's actually quite a bit bigger than she first appears. When she drops her Earthling facade and assumes her Majin form, it becomes much more apparent that she's around Goku's height, who historically has towered over most everyone else. This is easiest to see when she's around 17 and 18, making them both look tiny in comparison. Her heels may also add a few inches to her height. And, of course, she's still very easy on the eyes, especially with her blue eyes.
  • Superior Successor: She's this to Cell, who is implied to have been a test-bed for the cellular technology used on her. A bio-android made from all of the cells of the world's strongest warriors and smartest scientists, up to and including Majin Buu. Unfortunately, the cells from Buu are completely uncontrollable, resulting in an exceptional urge to feed.
  • Supporting Protagonist: In the Android Arc, the story focuses almost entirely on Android 21, but she takes a back seat to Android 18 and then Goku, respectively. Even during the final battle, Goku is the one who comes up with the plan to defeat Evil 21 and creates the Spirit Bomb to seal the deal. Good 21 simply keeps her other half too distracted to stop him or defend herself from it.
  • Sweet Tooth: Just like Buu, her true, Majin-like form allows her to turn people into food, it's all but directly confirmed she has Buu's cells, which may also be the source of her uncontrollable Horror Hunger. Her preferred human-candy treat is baked goods, which includes macarons, cupcakes, and doughnuts.
    • After separating from her evil self, a conversation with Buu reveals she has this in general, as they plan to gather a lot of candy and have a party after the fighting is done.
  • Taking You with Me: Her Heroic Sacrifice involved her doing this to herself - stopping her evil half from blocking the Spirit Bomb and destroying them both so their hunger won't be a danger to anyone anymore.
  • Tragic Dream: Just wants to live a peaceful life and have a family. Unfortunately, the dark persona created by her hunger makes that impossible for her, as it eventually drives her to destroy what she'd been trying to build, and even after splitting her dark side away she's still plagued by her compulsion to eat people. She also intends, after the fighting against her evil self is over, to find out the reason she was made, and figure out how to cure her hunger and work out how her healing ability works in order to grant a Healing Factor to people, believing it may be of great benefit. She eventually sacrifices herself so she won't be a danger to anyone ever again, and never gets the chance to find out why she was made or use the science that made her for good.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Baked goods. She also develops a massive taste for String Cheese after Bulma introduces her to it. 21 got so caught up in how much she enjoyed it that she ate about a hundred, which made Bulma rather angry at her.
  • Tragic Monster: After Evil 21 is expelled from her body, she's a very kind person who can't help but try to eat her new friends. She ends up pulling an Heroic Sacrifice to make sure she never hurts anyone else.
  • Tragic Villain: In some routes, she’s only really a villain because her Horror Hunger acted up to such a horrendous degree that she had to give in to get out. It’s made even more so when her good and evil halves split in the last route, where she’s an utter sweetheart after being freed from her Horror Hunger, and ultimately gives her life to help slay her crazed other half in order to prevent herself from spiralling back into madness and going after her new friends.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Something she shares with some of the other Androids.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Is implied to possibly have been Gero's wife when she was human (or simply based on her), though she doesn't remember it. Now look at her, and remember how Gero looked even without the cybernetics. Justified by her being kept young by the biological engineering, no one has ever seen what Gero looked like in his mid-twenties.
  • Ultimate Lifeform: Both 21's are this, but Evil 21 is far more aware of her power and doesn't hesitate to rub her superiority in the faces of others. Good 21 on the other hand isn't proud of who she is and is far more reluctant and timid.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Whoever she was before she was augmented was fully human; now she has the cells of aliens such as Saiyans, Namekians, Frieza, as well as whatever Cell counts as, and otherworldly creatures such as Majin Buu. She may also potentially have the cells of demons, Kais, and possibly even Beerus.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She admits to not knowing much about fighting, but she was created with an abundance of powerful abilities as well as the capability to grow even stronger. The only reason she struggles in battle more than her evil counterpart, in fact, is because she refuses to eat anyone to grow stronger.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Reveal that there even is a good version of 21 drastically alters the plot of the game and turns the character from a one noteexpy of Buu into a Tragic Monster.
  • Warm Bloodbags Are Everywhere: This feeling is what drove her insane before the game's plot even started; there were so many strong fighters around that she had to constantly fight to not indulge in her hunger. This resulted in her Majin ability to give her evil half its own existence, creating a Split Personality that physically splits from her body. The evil 21 becomes the true villain of the story. Even after she splits, she temporarily gains relief but it doesn't last. Horrified that she still has the instinct to eat everyone gnawing at her and knowing that she will eventually lose control again, she decides to sacrifice herself to kill the evil 21 at the end of the game.
  • Willfully Weak: She chooses not to eat people to get stronger, which her evil side mocks her for. Goku, however, tells her that she has the potential to be just as strong through regular training. And, judging by how even the battle between two androids at the end was, he had a point.
  • Wistful Amnesia: Doesn't remember her life before she was an android, but she essentially adopts Android 16 after learning he was based on her son from when she was human, feeling compelled to rebuild him. She also doesn't remember her creator, Dr Gero, who is highly implied to have been her husband. She knows he was a horrible person based on what she's found out since being reactivated, but feels like crying when talking about how he's long dead.
  • Worthy Opponent: Goku thinks that if she trained hard enough, she'd be able to give him a challenge at his full power. In fact, he thinks it'd be an even more fun fight than her evil side because he always enjoys a friendly fight better than a battle between good and evil. She probably would have the potential to do it too, considering that she's a mix of Saiyan, Cell and Buu DNA, all three being opponents that Goku couldn't originally defeat on his own.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: She had hoped her problem would be solved after she disposed of her Split Personality, but she finds out to her horror that her hunger is still there and will eventually lead her back to square one. She decides to die instead of going through it again.
  • Younger Than They Look: Played with. As discussed under Older Than They Look, she could be pushing a century, however, due to her not remembering who she was as a human, she's essentially starting fresh. Her activation would essentially be the 'birth' of the person Android 21, so while she has the appearance and demeanor of a young adult woman with adult intelligence, she has only lived as the person she is for a short time, points out she's not even ten years old, and finds it weird when children call her "ma'am".
  • You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry: Though in this case, it's "You Won't Like Me When I'm Hungry", as the longer she's denied her urge to feed, the more she slips into a maddened Buu-reminiscent Unstoppable Rage.
Dragon Ball FighterZ Secret Ending!! Good Android 21 vs Evil Android 21

I took him by the hand and led him into the corridor. He tried to go back to his pants, but I didn't let him do it. I opened the door, pushed it out and, laughing, immediately flooded it and closed it behind the lock, looking through my peephole. He fought in the door, but no one could shout.

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