DBZ Episode 143
From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia, the ''Dragon Ball'' wiki
It starts off with Cell using the Kamehameha attack on Piccolo, the Super Namek. Piccolo is shocked but easily avoids it. When wondering what happened, Imperfect Cell comes from behind, grabs him, and starts sucking his energy with his tail. At Kami's floating home, Mr. Popo senses Kami's pain and drops a pot feeling sad for his friend. Meanwhile Gohan and Chi-Chi watch Goku and Chi-Chi says Goku's getting better. Gohan runs down to tell every one but they are all staring at the TV, where the military were going to attack the monster. You see Future Trunks and Krillin heading to help Piccolo and wonder what the monster is. Meanwhile, the army opens fire on the beast. It easily destroys the tanks and then Piccolo breaks free but his left arm is all shriveled up
Android 16, Android 17, and Android 18 are riding in a truck and Android 16 says one of the powers he felt earlier was losing energy . Android 17 goes all cocky and says that he was right and no one could be as strong as him. He also says 16's sensors need to be recalibrated. Then, Piccolo says he gives up and asks for one more thing, to know about this beast. He agrees and says his name is Cell. He is an Android created by Dr. Gero and comes 24 years from the future. Piccolo ask how because the lab was destroyed. Imperfect Cell says that the computer that created him was under the lab. He then says that when all these important battles on Earth were going on Dr. Gero had some micro cell extractors took DNA from Gohan, Raditz, Nappa, Vegeta, Frieza, King Cold, Goku, and Piccolo himself had cells removed. He says he came back to this time when he was made by killing the Future Trunks and taking his ship. He turned himself into larvae and waited for four years until all the power came back. Piccolo ask why he came back here and Imperfect Cell said it was to get Android 17, and Android 18's DNA to become complete. Piccolo says thanks and rips off his arm! A new one replaces it and he says he was just stalling to heal and was now was ready to fight...
- When Cell describes how Dr. Gero gathered cells from Frieza and King Cold, he mentions Frieza's death at the hands of Trunks (and even that Dr. Gero had the opportunity to collect cells from Trunks but decided not to). However, in Cell's timeline Trunks never came to warn the others about the androids, as Trunks's and Cell's timelines were very similar. So it was really Goku who would have killed Frieza in Cell's timeline, and no decision regarding Trunks's cells should have ever been made.
- The tanks that attack Cell do not seem to notice Piccolo at all.
|Imperfect Cell Saga|
|Seized with Fear • The Reunion • Borrowed Powers • His Name is Cell • Piccolo's Folly • Laboratory Basement • Our Hero Awakes • Time Chamber • The Monster is Coming • He's Here • Up to Piccolo • Silent Warrior • Say Goodbye, 17|
|Brief summary||With the element of surprise, the creature … With the element of surprise, the creature gets a hold of Piccolo and begins to absorb him, but Piccolo manages to break free. With his arm weakened, Piccolo surrenders, but the Super Namekian asks for one last request to know who this creature is. His name is Cell, an Android made of the strongest fighters in the universe and he's hungry for more power, thanks to Dr. Gero. hungry for more power, thanks to Dr. Gero.|