Android 17
Jinzōningen Jū Nana
Alternate names #17
Artificial Human #17
Artificial Human No. 17
Cyborg #17
Debut Page 36
Race Human (formerly)

Biotechnological-type Android

  • Dr. Gero (creator)
  • Android 18 (twin sister)
  • Cell (intended component)
  • Babidi (master)
  • "Kill Gokū... I don't do it for Gero, I do it for me!"
    — Android 17, in "A good night's sleep"

    Android 17 (人造人間17号 Jinzōningen Jū Nana-Gō, lit. "Artificial Human No. 17"), Lapis (ラピス, Rapisu) when he was an ordinary Human, is the twin brother of Android 18 and one of the Androids responsible for the near extinction of the Human race in Universe 14. He is an Android created by Dr. Gero in order to kill Gokū. Unlike his Universe 12 counterpart, he was not killed by Trunks, as Trunks was killed by Cell in Universe 17.


    In terms of personality and appearance, this incarnation of Android 17 is basically the same as that of Universe 12. The only other difference is the fact they could possibly be weaker, due to the fact they have been around longer than that of their counterparts of universe 12, prior to their annihilation at the hands of Future Trunks. Android 17 continued to dominate the Earth with his sister until they were offered a chance to compete in the Multiverse Tournament, several years later. 


    First Round

    Android 17 was matched up in his first round against I'k'l from Universe 15. However, I'k'l could not participate in the match because he had not been born yet. I'k'l's mother pleaded to the Vargas for just a few more hours for her son to be born. However, the Vargas declined her request and Android 17 won via forfeit.

    Later Appearances

    Android 17 later watched in amazement as his sister fought a losing battle to Yamcha. During the battle, Yamcha was revealed to be the Android 17 of his own universe and also informed #18 that her "infinite power" had regressed over time, making her weak. Android 17 could do nothing but stand aside and watch the fight uneasily until Yamcha eventually forfeited.

    Future Lapis dies

    Android 17's brutal death

    Second Round

    Despite his cockiness, Android 17 was easily defeated by Gokū as a Super Saiyan. Instantly transforming, the Saiyan only gave one punch to the Android's face. It was enough to knock him out, allowing Gokū to proceed to the second round.

    Third Round

    During the Third Round, #17 is possessed by Babidi and assists the wizard in holding the stadium hostage. He was killed brutally by Piccolo of either Universe 16 or Universe 18 when attacking Videl of Universe 16.



    During the Third Round, #17 was possessed by Babidi off-screen.