Were the Androids really that evil?

Topic started by dbzmeister on Oct. 6, 2012. Last post by Petiew 2 years, 5 months ago.
Post by dbzmeister (45 posts) See mini bio Level 6

When Trunks comes back from the future he speaks of machines of pure evil, who basically wipe out all civilisation on earth. We see this is true in his own timeline through his flashbacks and the History of Trunks movie special.

Yet when the present timeline androids actually arrive they don't seem to do an awful lot wrong. They want to kill Goku of course but don't really kill anyone else unless they can help it even sparing police officers etc who challenge thems lives as well as a lot of the Z fighters. Indeed they were't even interested in fighting anyone minus Goku with the Z fighters being the ones constantly attacking them and being allowed to live to tell the tale. 17 even tries to persuade Piccolo to leave during their own battle saying he doesn't want to hurt him and appears to show genuine concern for him during their battle with Cell.

To me they seem more preoccupied with having fun and just enjoying being alive than doing any serious damage in the present timeline. The fact that the Z fighters allow 17 to just wander unattended after they are restored to life supports the view that perhaps they were never really much of a malevolent threat on a large scale a least. Some people would argue that after a while they may have gotten bred and turned to killing for their amusement thus becoming the monsters in Trunk's timeline but I doubt it.

What do you guys think, evil or not?

Post by Petiew (245 posts) See mini bio Level 14
The androids in Trunks' time seemed pretty evil, wiping out most of humanity.
The ones in the present timeline certainly weren't, even more evident since 18 went on to marry Krillin. Like you said 17 and 18 just wanted to have fun. It'd be interesting to find out what made them act so differently between the two timelines, but we'll never find out.
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,513 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Well, I believe that Dr.Gero said that the androids wasn't complete in the current timeline. That why they wasn't evil

Post by Petiew (245 posts) See mini bio Level 14
@Destinyheroknight: Yeah that makes sense. He hadn't had time to perfect them into killing machines yet.
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