Android 17 was created by Dr. Gero to kill Goku. He was a human but became a cyborg. In the game, 17 assists his sister, Android 18, and also fights as a separate character. He is quick and can deal significant damage. His effective range is rather small, and his special moves are a bit complicated.Know more
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A long time ago, he was a normal human being, a boy named Lapis. And he had a twin sister, Lazuli. Who knows what their life could be like if they weren’t spotted by Dr. Gero. This genius but obviously mad scientist kidnaped the siblings and turned them into cyborgs, known as Androids 17 and 18.
The purpose of this pretty cruel act was the same as for the other creation of Dr. Gero — Android 16. The scientist wanted to avenge Goku, who destroyed the Red Ribbon Army (that happened in the very first Dragon Ball anime when Goku was just a small kid). Unlike with 16’s situation, Dr. Gero wasn’t emotionally attached to 17 and 18. He activated them with no doubt and tried to make them kind of bloodthirsty killers. But something went wrong with that plan.
Android 17 rebelled against his “creator” and killed Dr. Gero. This did not change his internal desire to destroy Goku as well, but Android 17 (obviously) did not succeed here.
The guy participated in the fights against Cell but was absorbed by that powerful being. Only Dragon Balls helped Android 17 return to life.
Technically, Dr. Gero did not convert Lapis and Lazuli into robots. Bulma did research once, which proved these both Androids to be rather superhumans, with modifications on the cellular level.
Thanks to keeping his human nature, Android 17 has a wife and kids. He cares for the wild environment and works as a ranger in a National Park. Quite often, he is rather selfish, not bothering about anyone else except for his sister and family.
You don’t often see this character in the story mode of DBFZ. He assists his sister in the fights and participates in the dialogues — but this is a side role.
As a playable character, Android 17 was added to Dragon Ball FighterZ with the first FighterZ Pass. He is the 8th DLC character.
Android 17 is very fast with a great combo and mix-up potential. His attacks deal good damage, but their range is not the best. This character may struggle to approach the victim and then “open” their blocks.
The speed makes him a bit tricky for beginners. You should master the controls to be effective and not face bitter punishments. Also, Android 17’s Special Moves are a bit complicated and require proper practice.
His ki blast (5S) is one of the best projectiles in the game, effective from a big distance. Driver Moves are great for pressuring the opponent. Android 17 gains meter quite easily.