Considered one of Dragon Ball’s largest dilemmas, the androids, might have simply been skipped. When Trunks comes from the long run to warn the Z Fighters in regards to the imminent menace of Dr. Gero and his killer androids, Bulma comes up with an apparent answer: She proposes that they collect the Dragon Balls, want for Dr. Gero’s location, and cease him earlier than he has time to make the androids.
Regardless of how simple this answer sounds, the Z fighters vote in opposition to it. They determine that they’d somewhat simply prepare to get sturdy sufficient to beat the androids. It sounds virtually foolish, however this alternative might have been for the higher in the long term, though correctly assessing the choice requires a tough have a look at the details.
The very first thing of be aware is Trunks’ warning. He arrives from the long run three years earlier than the androids are scheduled to make their first appearances. He tells Goku who they’re, when and the place they’ll first seem and what they’ll do, together with killing the Z Fighters. After Goku relays the message to the others, all people has practically all the data they should prepare for the androids.
Naturally, the Z Fighters’ answer is to coach to battle the androids, however Bulma has a a lot easier answer. In the event that they use the Dragon Balls to summon Shenron, they will ask for Dr. Gero’s location and cease him earlier than he even has an opportunity to construct any androids. This answer would require far much less effort than going through the androids instantly.
All of the Z Fighters have their very own causes for opposing Bulma’s concept. Vegeta refuses to be denied the problem of combating the androids. Goku doesn’t wish to take initiative as a result of Dr. Gero technically hasn’t executed something flawed but. Tien would somewhat take the chance to enhance himself, a sentiment the opposite Fighters doubtless share. Not one of the warriors wish to take the straightforward approach out, although they’re all scheduled to die.
Nonetheless, in hindsight, the choice to battle the androids might need been the appropriate one. If the Z fighters hadn’t educated, they’d have been woefully unprepared for the threats that come after the androids, particularly Cell. Whereas Cell can’t obtain his Excellent Kind with out absorbing the androids, he can nonetheless develop sturdy by absorbing harmless civilians. Even within the Android Saga correct, Cell is ready to use this alternate methodology of buying energy to overpower Piccolo, who had not solely educated but in addition merged with Kami to amplify his power. That is to say nothing of the threats past Cell like Majin Buu or something from Dragon Ball Tremendous.
Apart from new threats, there are a variety of unexpected penalties of stopping the androids earlier than they get constructed. Krillin would by no means have met his spouse Android #18. Gohan would by no means have a cause to surpass his father — a significant a part of his character arc. Piccolo and Kami would by no means have settled their variations by merging. Dende would by no means have been made the brand new Guardian of Earth. The Z Fighters would by no means have met Mr. Devil. These are among the many many situations that Bulma might by no means have predicted primarily based on her suggestion.
As simple as making a preemptive strike would have been for the Z Fighters, the characters prove nicely sufficient on their chosen paths. They get stronger and develop into higher individuals due to the trials that the androids put them by. There are additionally loads of different good issues that come about due to their option to battle. Taking the straightforward approach out is normally a great way to cheat oneself out of a worthwhile expertise. The Z Fighters do not have regrets for the choice they make — nor ought to they.