Dragon Ball Super Reveals Canon Details About Android 21 and Android 16

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Dragon Ball Super recently made its major anime comeback, thanks to the theatrical release of its latest movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, in Japan, and while fans from other regions, including North America, are waiting for the highly-anticipated shonen film to arrive in theaters close to them, Toei Animation already released the opening of the movie, revealing major information about two familiar androids.

The first five minutes of the movie showed a special flashback before the focus shifts to the Red Ribbon Army. During this prologue, the film introduces Dr. Hedo, one of the major villains of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. In this opening, we learn about his family tree.

According to the family tree, Dr. Hedo is the grandson of Vomi, the name of the woman who inspired Android 21. The movie reveals that the woman was married to Dr. Gero in canon, and she worked with the Red Ribbon Army sometime before Goku ended it a long time ago. After Gero and Vomi married, they had a son named Gevo who became the model for Android 16. However, at some point, the mother and son died, and this motivated Gero to recreate his family as androids.

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Check out the official synopsis for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero from Crunchyroll:

"The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves "Super Heroes". They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan... What is the New Red Ribbon Army's objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero."


Related: Dragon Ball Super Season 2: When Will New Episodes Come Out?

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was released in Japanese theaters on June 11, and it's set to arrive in the U.S. and the U.K. on August 19. Crunchyroll already announced the official theatrical release dates for other regions.

You can read more details about Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in our dedicated article.