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"Cell vs. Android 16" (動き始めた16号! Ugoki Hajimeta Jūroku-Gō!, lit. "No. 16 Stirs!") is the one hundred seventy seventh chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the three hundred seventy-first overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The cover of this chapter shows the Dragon Team on one side, the Red Ribbon Androids on the other side, and Cell in the middle. Half of the Z Fighters, specifically Tien Shinhan, Yamcha, Krillin, and Future Trunks, also proceeded to flip the bird at Cell. This cover art is also featured in Daizenshuu 1.


Android 16 approaches Cell, much to the astonishment of Tien Shinhan and Android 18. After Android 17 is beaten and nearly absorbed by him, Cell is punched into the air by Android 16. Figuring that he and Cell are about equal in power, Android 16 charges at him, but is knocked to the ground. He then resists Cell's attempt to attack him with his stinger, and pulls his tail out, hoping to prevent Android 17 from being absorbed. However (due to the presence of Piccolo's cells), his tail grows right back. Android 16 realizes that he must kill Cell so he will not achieve his perfect form, and attempts to kick him, only to be knocked back when Cell counters with two punches. 16 then launches his fist at Cell to retaliate.

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Ginger Town Showdown · A Farewell to Arms · Cell Laughs Last · Son Goku Awakens · The Super Saiyans' Training · Piccolo vs. Android 17 · Waiting in the Wings · Cell vs. the Androids · New Piccolo...Last Piccolo? · Cell vs. Android 16 · #16 Summons His Power · The New Cell