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"Krillin's Decision" (オレなやんじゃう!! クリリンの18ごうかいこうさく Ore Nayanjau!! Kuririn no Jūhachi-Gō Hakai Kōsaku, lit. "I'm So Distraught!! Kuririn's Handiwork in Destroying No. 18") is the sixth episode of the Perfect Cell Saga and the one hundred fifty-eighth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on September 23, 1992. Its original American airdate was October 30, 2000.


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Future Trunks enters the battle

As Krillin continues his search for Android 18, a furious Cell rages after finding himself largely outmatched. He once again reiterates that if he were to become perfect he'd be the most powerful being in the universe as Vegeta continues to pummel him around. Krillin soon spots Android 18 along with Android 16 and quietly lands nearby, intending to get within 10 meters.

Vegeta begins to become curious at the possibility of facing the more powerful Cell due to the challenge it would present. As Krillin gets in range of being able to press the button he begins to have severe doubts, realizing that he has fallen in love with Android 18

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Cell spots Android 18

Meanwhile in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Goku and Gohan have a nice relaxing bath after having a hard training session with Goku telling Gohan that it is just as important to rest as it is to train. Back at the Tropical Islands, Krillin makes his decision, letting his presence known before the Androids as they notice the Shut Down Remote which Krillin destroys. Vegeta meanwhile also makes his decision, allowing Cell to go and absorb Android 18 so that he can grow stronger instead of being so pitiful. However Future Trunks knowing that his father is being played, steps in and blocks Cell intending to finish him off. As the two clash, Cell finally spots Android 18 at last.

Major Events

  • Krillin destroys the Shut Down Remote realizing that he loves Android 18.
  • Vegeta allows Cell to absorb Android 18.
  • Cell finds Android 18.


  • Vegeta (Super Saiyan Second Grade) vs. Cell (Semi-Perfect)
  • Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) vs. Cell (Semi-Perfect)






Differences from the manga

  • Goku and Gohan having a bath in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is exclusive to the anime.



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