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Prototype Android hangs on up on the cieling.

Prototype Android (原型人造人間; Genkei Jinzōningen) are a type of early model Android created by Dr.Gero.

1 OverviewEdit

In the DBZ: Sagas, the player as Goku engages Prototype Androids in battle.‎

Prototype Androids only make one appearance in the series which is a flashback that Future Trunks has about Dr. Gero, showcasing what his laboratory might look like. In his lab, strange robotic humanoids are seen on the wall, which are presumably Prototype Androids. In DBZ: Sagas, a Super Prototype Android prepares to attack the player.They are most heavily featured however in the 2005 video game, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas. In the game, Prototype Androids are antagonists that appear to battle the player just as the Saibamen do in the game. They are the main "mini villains" during the chapter that tells Future Trunks story. They also make an appearance in the early part of "The Androids" chapter that portrays the Android Saga, and are opponents when the player uses Goku (and Piccolo if 2 player) to defend the Capsule Corporation building, and later with Vegeta while hunting down Android 20. Other than basic android, there are also "Super" Prototype Android, which are much larger and stronger than the basic ones. They spawn very small androids that are nothing more than walking bombs. These small androids will track the player and explode if close enough for a given amount of time.A Super Prototype Android unleashes his spawned mini androids to attack the player.

2 Appearance and TraitsEdit

Prototype Android take a very basic model, they are completely robotic in appearance and are a white in color (gray and brown as well in DBZ: Sagas). In Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, they nearly match the appearance of the Prototype Android seen in the image above, including the large extended head. In the game, they do not speak any words but make a strange synthesized robotic noise at time, usually after struck or when on the attack.

The "Super Prototype Android" are much larger and considerably more difficult for the player to defeat. They have a large upper-body and no head, instead having some sort of eye on their chest. They do not take a humanoid shape however, and appear to be nearly all robotic. They have two chutes where their heads would be located, used for spawning the mini androids. The mini androids are very small, have a round body and only legs, no arms or head. They are essentially walking bombs, and will flash red lights when close enough to explode. &nbsp