Android 21 was introduced in the video game Dragon Ball FighterZ, which is considered by many to be far and away the greatest Dragon Ball fighting game. With the new story came a new character in the role of this female android that held the power of the cybernetic organisms while being a super intelligent scientist to boot. In the fighting game, 21 found herself merging with Majin DNA to give her a closer look to that of the villain Majin Buu, and it seems that Akira Toriyama is giving her an in-continuity role with the latest game of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Needless to say, spoilers are incoming!
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The latest Dragon Ball Z game isn't just retelling the story of Son Goku and the Z Fighters as they fought against the likes of Freeza, Cell, and Majin Buu, but it is also adding entirely new stories and including characters that didn't appear in the television series into the main continuity. Such is the case with Android 21, who has been included in a scene that shows Dr. Briefs and Android 21 working on Vegeta's Gravity training room.
Twitter User DBSChronicles shared images from Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot that show off the tag team of braniacs with Dr. Briefs, Bulma's father and creator of the Capsule Corporation, working with the intelligent Android 21 to give Vegeta some added features to his trademark gravity training room:
Needless to say, this is a BIG change to the continuity of Dragon Ball Z, and we'll be keeping an eye out for any other changes that may have been made to Akira Toriyama's franchise via Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot!
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The Japanese-language and English dub releases of Dragon Ball Super are now complete and available to stream with FunimationNOW and Crunchyroll. Viz Media is releasing new chapters of the manga at a monthly rate that can be read entirely for free through the Shonen Jump digital library, and Dragon Ball Super's big movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Fans in Japan are also able to enjoy fresh non-canon adventures from the franchise with new episodes of Super Dragon Ball Heroes' promotional anime series.