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Jimmy Firecracker, known simply as Cell Games Announcer (セルゲームアナウンサー Seru Gēmu Anaunsā) in the original Japanese version, is the ZTV announcer who gave a play-by-play of the Cell Games.


Jimmy Firecracker being a Television announcer is naturally well groomed and well dressed, sporting a black suit and pants along with a white shirt, a tie and glasses. He is almost never seen without his microphone.


Jimmy Firecracker is presented as an extremely biased and partisan interviewer, as at the start of the Cell Games, he staunchly believes that Mr. Satan is the strongest being on the planet and downplays the Dragon Team as though they are nothing, particularly Goku, after he tries to warn Mr. Satan that he might get killed by Cell. He continues to ridicule both Goku and Gohan during their fights against Cell, even when it becomes perfectly clear that they are far stronger than Mr. Satan, who is easily swatted aside after trying to challenge Cell, although this could be attributed to the fact that since he is such a staunch supporter of Mr. Satan, he very easily believes that Goku, Gohan and Cell are performing magic tricks instead of fighting normally.

In spite of his flaws, however, Firecracker is also a rather brave man, shown when he is virtually the only man with enough courage to cover the Cell Games despite the danger of merely being present, and even attempts to interview Cell personally, backing off only when Cell refuses to speak to him. Though gullible like the rest of the majority of the Earth's populace, Firecracker appears to change his opinion about Mr. Satan and the Z Fighters after the tournament, since it took him a while to believe Mr. Satan when the latter claimed he beat Cell single-handedly.


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Jimmy Firecracker

At the start of the Cell Games, Jimmy Firecracker tries to interview Cell, but he refuses to answer his questions. He also constantly favors Mr. Satan at the Cell Games, and completely writes off the Dragon Team when they appear, even after Mr. Satan loses pathetically to Cell.


Mr. Satan and Jimmy Firecracker during the Cell Games

Later in the fight against Cell, when Goku holds his own against the latter does he change perspective. He is particularly thankful that Goku deflected a planet destroying blast from Cell. Gohan turns Super Saiyan 2, Firecracker finally realizes that Mr. Satan cannot be stronger than them. He appears to temporarily lose his mind near the conclusion of the Cell Games; not only does he continue to give commentary when they cannot even see the fight or film it, but towards the end he starts talking into a stick as though it were his microphone.

Following the tournament's conclusion after Cell is destroyed by Gohan, Mr. Satan claims that he beat Cell single-handedly after Cell defeated the others (the Z Fighters simply left for The Lookout). Though Mr. Satan's pupils easily believe the story, Firecracker, having seen Gohan's fight against Cell, demonstrates skepticism at first until Mr. Satan finally convinces him.

After the Cell Games, Firecracker and his cameraman Lionel are seen at Mr. Satan's victory parade. Lionel informs Firecracker that all of Cell's victims have returned to life, and Firecracker blindly hails Mr. Satan as the world's savior.


  • Taunt - He flips Cell off during one of the episodes in the Cell Games Saga.

Video Game Appearances[]

In Budokai, Jimmy appears in the "Legend of Hercule" mode.

In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Jimmy comments the Cell Games.

In Supersonic Warriors 2 and Ultimate Butōden, Jimmy makes a cameo appearance with Lionel in the Cell Games Arena battle stage.

Voice Actors[]



The School interviewer



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