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Android 21

Android 21

Android 21 is the main antagonist of the Dragon Ball FighterZ. She’s an original character designed by Akira Toriyama specifically for this video game. She’s a Bio-Android like Cell and was created from the cells of Majin Buu.Know more

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Win rate


Pick rate


Total players



The chart shows this character's most frequent matchups, and also the most favorable ones based on win rate.

Android 21 matchup chart

Win rate

CharacterWin rateTotal usage
Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta54 %76
Super Saiyan Blue Vegito38 %74
Kid Buu55 %62
Android 2150 %62
Ultra Instinct Goku54 %59
Super Saiyan Blue Goku45 %40
Vegeta51 %39
Broly38 %34
Adult Gohan37 %30
Beerus33 %30

Android 21 matchups

Matchups based on at least on 50 games.


41-35 (54%)

Best vs:

Teen Gohan
Teen Gohan


10-0 (100%)

Worst vs:



0-5 (0%)

top Android 21 mains

PlayerGamesWinsLossesWin rate

Character abilities

  • Power: 5

  • Speed: 7

  • Range: 8

  • Technique: 9

  • Energy: 6

  • Accessibility: 8


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Android 21 is a tall bespectacled woman that wears a striking bicolored dress and a scientist uniform. This is her good side, and in it, she’s beautiful and smart. But behind this guise hides her evil side, a villainous Bio-Android created from the cells of Majin Buu, Cell, and Frieza. She was made by the Dragon Ball author Akira Toriyama specifically for this fighting game, and she serves as the primary antagonist of the title.

Much like Cell, she’s a Bio-Android, and therefore possesses insatiable hunger. Android 21 can’t really control her hunger and constantly tries to keep herself from devouring anyone and everything in her path. This hunger damaged her psyche and made her manifest split personalities. If she goes too long without satisfying her appetite, her evil side gains more and more control. The contrast between her two personas is striking – her good side is kind, caring, and gentle, while her evil side is sadistic, sociopathic, and completely insane. It longs to devour all the powerful fighters and gain more and more strength.


Pros & Cons

The most notable trait of Android 21 is her ability to steal the moves of the other fighters: Connoisseur Cut grants her single use of any stolen move. The majority of the steals are much more powerful versions of the originals, and she is even able to chain the copied abilities. This alone makes Android 21 incredibly strong, but her neutral game and mixups are even more terrifying. She can decide how to fight – keep away from the opponent, or close in and mix them up to no tomorrow. The only notable downside, even if it can be called that, is that she needs to spend her meters to perform the best combos. She’s extremely strong if a bit unusual to use.


8-Way directional Inputs:

  • 1 Down Back

  • 2 Down

  • 3 Down Forward

  • 4 Back

  • 5 Standing

  • 6 Forward

  • j Jumps

  • 7 Up Back

  • 8 Up

  • 9 Up Forward

6 Attack Notations:

  • L Light

  • M Medium

  • H Heavy

  • D Special

  • A1 Z Assist 1

  • A2 Z Assist 2

Basic Attacks

  • 5L - Good frames, but short-ranged.

    • 5LL - Just a combo filler.

    • 5LLL - Also nothing more than a combo filler.

  • 5M - Probably the best ranged stagger tool in the game.

  • 5H - Good combo filler. Reaches the opponent at round start.

  • 5S - Stagger, zoning, pushback, great frames.

  • 2L - Incredible low, nice stagger, chains with itself.

  • 2M - Good tracking, crucial in some strings.

  • 2H - Android 21’s main anti-air.

  • 2S - Her best zoning ability. Great frames, good recovery.

  • 6M - A regular overhead.

  • j.L - Decent air-to-air, but whiffs on crouches.

  • j.M - One of the best air-to-air poke moves.

  • j.H - Doesn't have Smash property, so mostly a filler.

  • j.S - Good ranged tool, but can be superdashed through.

  • j.2H - Present in every combo.

Special Attacks

  • 236L/M/H - Total Detonation Ball

  • 214L/M/H - Hors d'Oeuvre Stab

  • 236S - Connoisseur Cut

  • 214S - Aerial Connoisseur Cut

Absorbed Abilities

  • 236S

    • Kamehameha

    • Consecutive Energy Blast

    • Explosive Energy Blast

    • Homing Energy Blast

  • 214S

    • Solar Flare

    • Sticky Energy Blast

    • Barrier Sphere

    • Sonic Warp

Z Assists

  1. Total Detonation Ball

  2. Hors d'Oeuvre Stab

  3. Snack Time

Super Moves

  • 236L+M or 236H+S - Photon Wave

  • 214L+M or 214H+S - Sweet Tooth

  • j.214L+M or j.214H+S - Excellent Full Course

Key Information

Key Information

First Manga Appearance: None.

First Anime Appearance: None.

First Game Appearance: Dragon Ball FighterZ January 26, 2018.

Dragon Ball FighterZ introduction: Original release, January 26, 2018.

Availability: Base game.