Toriyama stated that he was pleased with Android 18 because she was a type of girl he had not drawn before, and that he liked her slanted eyes.
33 Facts About Android 18
In English, Android 18 is voiced by Meredith McCoy in the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT except for Dragon Ball Z Kai, where she is voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard.
Piccolo is dispatched by Cell and Android 17 is absorbed, Android 18 nearly being convinced to be absorbed as well by Cell's impersonation of Android 17 until he mistakenly mischaracterizes him.
Android 18 destroys it, realizing his love for her, and Android 18 is soon afterwards absorbed by Cell who blinds everyone with Solar Flare, allowing him to reach his final form.
Android 18 convinces Krillin to participate in the 25th Tenka'ichi Budokai for the money along with her.
Android 18 is later brought back to life and gives energy to Goku's Genki-dama, successfully destroying Majin Boo.
Android 18 later wants to get a gift for Krillin and unsuccessfully tries using the Dragon Balls.
Android 18 scolds Krillin for being injured by a bullet while he is reluctant to train with Goku, later citing her as a factor in his choice to resume training.
Android 18 concedes that she is finished before hearing Krillin screaming her name from the sidelines and breaking through Ribrianne's trap.
Android 18 apologizes to Universe 7 for being eliminated and tells Android 17 he better not lose.
Android 18 appears in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero alongside Krillin, to assist Gohan and company in countering the resurrected Red Ribbon Army.
Android 18 appears in two non-canonical Dragon Ball Z films; she briefly appears at the beginning of the seventh; In the eleventh, Android 18 tries to retrieve money from Mr Satan that he owed her from their deal that she would lose the tournament so she would not publicly upstage him, later fighting against Bio-Broly along with Krillin, Goten and Trunks and saves civilians from being killed by him.
Android 18 is freed of his control with the use of the Sacred Water, though has to abandon Earth the following year to avoid the planet's explosion thanks to a wish he made with the unstable Black Star Dragon Balls.
Android 18 tries to fight him, but is defeated and left for dead.
Android 18 comes to Goku's aid when he is fighting Super 17, the combination of Android 17 and Hell Fighter 17, a clone of her brother, in retaliation to Krillin's death which Goku was unaware of until she mentioned it.
The American soundtrack had a 2003 release titled Dragonball Z American Soundtrack Best of Dragonball Z: Android 18, dedicated to the character.
The band Seraphim has a song titled "Android 18", describing her mixture of human and machine.
Android 18 is referenced in the song "Blessing" by Chance the Rapper when the lyricist raps that he laughs when Krillin mentions blonde hair.
Android 18 made a guest appearance in an episode of the hit YouTube show "Death Battle".
Android 18 is one of the main villains in the video series "Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope", portrayed by Amy Johnston.
Android 18 is a playable character in most Dragon Ball Z fighting games, including the Budokai series and Raging Blast series.
Android 18 is the only playable android in both Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai and Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, having an original story in Shin Budokai where she defeats Freeza, who intended to kidnap her so she could assist him in his acquiring of the Dragon Balls on Namek and has her programming to terminate Goku erased after summoning Shenlong.
Android 18 can be a mentor to the player character and teach Power Blitz, Endless Shoot, Deadly Dance and Dual Destructo-Disc She explains her motives for helping out are only due to Supreme Kai of Time having agreed to pay her in exchange for training the player.
In downloadable content, Android 18 assist Dabura in his fight against Krillin and the player after Dabura admits that he cannot fight the two by himself.
Android 18 says that she is surprised to see Krillin there as she had ordered him to look after Marron, leading Krillin to state his intent to leave the battle before realizing that he had said the same thing to 18, and Android 18 reveals that she purposely said that to trick him.
Android 18 21 pleads for Cell to spare 18, and Goku decides to fight Cell while Krillin checks on 18.
Android 18 wakes up in a laboratory with Androids 16 and 21 hoovering over her, Android 16 revealing that the player is in control of 18's body while the latter's actual soul is internally deep inside.
Goku fires a Spirit Bomb at the evil half, and Android 21 requests Android 18 look after the player before the player returns to Android 18 and 21 sacrifices herself to kill her evil half.
Android 18 is a generally well-liked character, praised for her status as the sole female character to physically compete with the male cast for a time as well as her personality.
Chris Homer of The Fandom Post felt Android 18's "getting in the spotlight" was one of the decent moments in the Super 17 storyline.
Android 18 is a popular subject for cosplay activities by Dragon Ball fandom.
Android 18 was the visual inspiration for the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters character Blue Mary.
American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey revealed in 2015 that she wanted to be Android 18 when she was a child.