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Android 19
Jinzōningen Jū Kyū-go
Anime name Android 19
Alternate names #19
Artificial Human No. 19
Cyborg 19
Debut Manga: Issue 28
Anime: "The Androids Appear"
Appears in
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Race Android
Date of death May 12th, Age 767
Allegiance Red Ribbon Army (Red Ribbon Androids)
  • Dr. Gero (creator)
  • "Do not try to escape. Yes, it is useless. Until I have all your energy, I will never let you go."
    — "The Secret of Dr. Gero"

    Android 19 (人造人間19号, Jinzōningen Jū Kyū-go) makes his debut in "The Androids Appear", the 126th episode of Dragon Ball Z, which premiered on February 12, 1992. He makes his first manga appearance in "Slaughter in South City", the 338th chapter of the Dragon Ball manga, issued on March 10, 1992. Dr. Gero's nineteenth creation, Android 19 was designed to serve Gero's vendetta against Goku, who overthrew the Red Ribbon Army as a child.


    Android 19's appearance consists of completely white skin, two dangling earrings, extra large orange pants, an extra large banana white strap-on vest, a broad red sash, and an orange pointed hat with a Red Ribbon Army logo on the front. He is overweight, and has pointed, light blue cold eyes. Underneath his hat is a domed glass cranium similar to that of Android 20, only with a pinkish color.


    Dragon Ball ZEdit


    Android 19 tries to punch Vegeta

    Android 19 is the final android designed by Dr. Gero to be created exclusively from synthetic technology (although in some alternate timelines this respect goes to Android 16). He, accompanied by Android 20 (in reality, a reformed Dr. Gero), first appear during an assault on an island nine miles southwest of South City. Since they were mechanical beings, with no ki, the Z Fighters are unable to sense their presence, which culminates in Yamcha's tragic run-in with the pair. Gero grips onto Yamcha's face and lifts him off of the ground. As his energy is sapped through Gero's gripping hand, Gero uses his other hand to impale Yamcha's chest. Detecting that Yamcha's energy was dropping fast, the Z fighters manage to find him along with the two Androids.


    Android 19's struggle against a Super Saiyan Vegeta

    After Android 20 destroys half of the city and Goku requests to fight somewhere else, Android 19 challenges Goku who proceeds to transform into Super Saiyan, shifting the fight in his own favor. Shortly after though, the heart virus foretold by Future Trunks begins affecting Goku sooner than expected, who collapses and is powerless against Android 19's attempt at energy absorption. Suddenly, before Android 19 could execute the finishing blow, he is sent flying aside by a surprise kick to the face. Fuming, 19 rises and looks upon his assailant, revealed to be Vegeta. Believing Vegeta is of roughly the same power level as Goku, the android arrogantly challenges the Saiyan, but, along with everyone else present, is shocked when Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan as well.


    Android 19 destroyed by Vegeta's Big Bang attack

    Android 19 battles Vegeta, but with Vegeta's mercilessness, Android 19 is beaten badly by the Saiyan prince until he finally grabs hold of Vegeta's arms, claiming that he will not release hold of Vegeta until he has sapped dry all of his energy. This prompts Vegeta to prop his feet onto 19's face, before slowly tearing off his arms. Now terrified, Android 19 desperately attempts to make an escape, however Vegeta blasts him with his Big Bang Attack, and 19's fate is made clear when from the explosion emerges his smoking head. Shortly after the battle, Future Trunks arrives at where the battle took place, but when he sees Android 19's head, he does not recognize it, realizing that the Android that the Z Fighters destroyed was actually a different Android from the ones that were from his future.

    Dragon Ball GTEdit


    Android 19 and Pui Pui unleash their blasts in Dragon Ball GT

    Android 19 is shown with Pui Pui using their energy blasts after they escaped from Hell in the Super 17 Saga. He is destroyed when Goten and Trunks launch a barrage of ki shots into an alley, comically resulting in his head flying off once again. He is also seen firing energy blasts in a flashback during the final episode of GT.

    Special abilitiesEdit

    • Built in Scouter – A scouter embedded within the android's eyes as sensors that can detect energy level and location.
    • Energy Absorption – A technique where Android 19 takes hold of an opponent with his hands and proceeds to drain their energy through his palms. In the Androids Saga, 19 uses this as a last resort against Vegeta, who spends the duration of their battle outclassing him, but is yet again overpowered when saiyan prince tears off 19's arms.
    • Flight – The ability to fly without the use of ki.
    • Energy Attack – The most basic form of energy wave used by androids.

    Android 19 firing the Eye Beams

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    Android 19000

    • Android 19 was the first character to defeat a Super Saiyan in his fight with Goku, though Goku was at a severe disadvantage with his heart disease and initially unaware of the Android's energy absorption.
    • Interestingly, according to Akira Toriyama Android 19 and Dr. Gero were originally meant to be the androids which Future Trunks foretold of, however his editor decided that the two looked outdated and ridiculous, and so rather than make them the final androids he opted to continue the saga in favor of androids 17 and 18.[1]
    • When Vegeta rips off Android 19's hands, red liquid spews from his arms, making it look like he is losing blood, but for a purely synthetic android, he should be losing oil. In fact, Vegeta even refers to it as oil when he mentions that he has an oil leak.
    • Android 19 has what looks like an electronic brain under his hat, much like Android 20 has a real brain.
    • Despite him not having a soul, he somehow comes back when Super Android 17 breaks out of Hell.
    • Android 19 is decapitated on both occasions that he was defeated (Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT).
    • The effect used for Android 19's voice varies with each dub. In the original Japanese version of the Dragon Ball Z, as well as most other dubs including the Ocean dub, he has the voice of an ordinary human. In the Funimation dub, he has a nasally animatronic voice, save for the remastered season box sets released by the studio which see the voice filter removed.
    • In the American Budokai series, Android 19's voice is greatly similar to that of Majin Buu's.
    • In the Raging Blast series, there is a special dialogue between 19 and Chiaotzu in which 19 will accuse him of copying his looks and Chiaotzu responds by saying "copy you, why would I?".
    • A new design for an android character believed to be called Android 19000, this number shown on its armor plating if you look closely, in Dragon Ball Online has a similar design to Android 19. The character's clothes are almost exactly like that of Android 16.


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