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Nim (ニム Nimu),[4] the Android Hero (ヒーロー), is a Earthling who utilizes the advanced time travel technology of the Dragon Ball Heroes machines, allowing him to become an Android.

Android Hero is one of the Android classes in Dragon Ball Heroes.


The Android Hero's overall appearance resembles Android 17, the main differences are that he is younger, has his hair tied back, and has the Red Ribbon Army logo on his belt. In his first two outfits, his overall appearance resembles Super 17. In his Super God Class-up outfit, he wears a black jumpsuit, and wears golden mechanical armor on his right leg and left arm. His left boot is now completely blue, and a long yellow cloth flows from his belt. Nim's hair is also tied back in a ponytail, and his scarf seems to be a bit bigger.


Victory Mission

Main article: Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission

Nimu in Victory Mission

In Victory Mission, Nimu is a Human who uses the Android Hero as his avatar in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes. He is first seen with his two comrades, a boy named Genome and a girl named Nico. In chapter 9, Nimu faces Tsumuri in the first round of a tournament. Tsumuri tries to win using a Super Saiyan 3 Broly card, but Nimu makes a counterattack using his Android 17/Android 18 card. After that, Tsumuri fuses with Piccolo and Nimu brings out Super Android 13. Nimu eventually defeats Tsumuri, and he is then put against Beat for the second round of the tournament. When his grandfather Dr. Auto summons Black Smoke Shenron, Nimu is kidnapped and brainwashed by Oceanus Shenron. Beat faces him and eventually frees him from Oceanus Shenron.

Other Dragon Ball stories

Dragon Ball Heroes

Main article: Dragon Ball Heroes In the Galaxy Mission 9 promotional trailer, the Android Hero and the two other Android avatars are shown floating above the battlefield, watching the battle of GT Goku, Super Saiyan 3 GT Vegeta, Super Saiyan 3 Future Gohan, and Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks against Super 17, General Rilldo, Cell, and Frieza.

World Mission

Main article: Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission

Chapter 2, Sub Chapter 2 - "Hero Town in Danger!"

After recruiting Froze to the Dragon Ball Heroes Team in Chapter 2, Sub Chapter 2: "Hero Town in Danger!", Yuto and his friend Bocacchi manage to follow Beat, Note, and Froze to the Hero Lab in search of Great Saiyaman 3 having overheard Beat and Froze mention they were going to meet the Hero Master. The security guards Kang and Kong attempt to remove the boys as the Hero Lab's existence is a secret, but Great Saiyaman 3 tells them to let the boys go as they seem to have a reason for wanting to be there. The boys ask if they've seen Nim though they have no idea who he is. Bocacchi thinks some happened to Nim. Beat assumes another anomaly is involved with Nim's disappearance but stops himself from revealing to much and says the world hasn't been safe lately and Note adds to Beat's cover story of rampaging cosplayers to explain away the recent incursions by game world enemies into their reality such as Cooler, Dabura, Spopovich, and Yamu. Beat is certain it is definitely the work of a game character but decides its better to feign ignorance to prevent creating a panic among the Town's civilian population. Yuto reveals that in addition to Nim, more kids have gone missing. Yuto also reveals Nim hasn't been home in ages and his mother is worried sick. Bocacchi says though Nim likes to go out he always comes back home and it is unlike him not to. Great Saiyaman 3 notes it is likely not just a runaway case and Beat agrees saying they better look into it. Great Saiyaman 3 assures the two boys they will help find their missing friend. Bocacchi thanks the Hero Master as he doesn't think they can find Nim on their own. Great Saiyaman 3 says if they work together he'll turn up eventually. He asks Beat, Note, and Froze if he can count on them and they all agree. Beat suggests they hit the Hero Stadium first, while Great Saiyaman 3 covers the town and to let him know if they find something.

However they find no sign of Nim besides Beat saying that a couple of kids told him they battled Nim the other, but no other leads. Froze says staying where they are would just be a waste of time and Beat agrees saying they should report back. He contacts Great Saiyaman 3 and he asks if they found anything and Beat is about to tell him when Note points out another tear in space like the one Dabura, Yamu, and Spopovich flee through previously. Froze has never seen one and asks what it is. Beat says he wishes he could tell him but before he can finishing explaining why he can't he notices they are being sucked in. Note asks if they have any suggestions how to escape point out that at this rate they will be sucked in but before she can finish all three get sucked into it.

Chapter 2, Sub Chapter 3 - "An Unthinkable Appearance"

In Chapter 2, Sub Chapter 3: "An Unthinkable Appearance", Beat, Note, and Froze are transported to the game world Earth in Age 764. Froze is amazed by their surroundings as this is his first time in the game world. They are soon approached by another kid around their own age that they don't recognize and wonder if he's a game world inhabitant. However the kid asks if they are from Hero Town and reveals he's an SDBH player. However they're conversation is interrupted by the appearance of an anomalous Dodoria and Zarbon who had been sent to invade Earth by Frieza due to an anomaly.

Dodoria and Zarbon are looking for the Earth Dragon Balls ans try to force them to tell them wear they are though they try to play dumb but this leads to a fight. However the DBH Team is able to kill the pair. After the battle, they ask the kid his name and to they're disappointment he says his name is Kagyu as they were hoping they had found Nim. However Kagyu turns out to be Hero Switch-compatible and was one of the other missing kids, though Nim remains missing. Unfortunately the DBH Team is sidetracked by the anomaly in Age 764 which results in Future Trunks being a no show and they also discover that the anomalous Dodoria and Zarbon were working for an anomalous Frieza who had not come into conflict with Goku and had invaded Earth for its Dragon Balls which leads him and his Ginyu Force to team up with Mecha Frieza and King Cold. Fortunately, the DBH Team is able to defeat the villains and with some help from the Dragon Team (including the recently arrived Goku) they are able to kill Mecha Frieza and King Cold, with Goku and Beat killing the anomalous Frieza with their Ancestor-Descendant Kamehameha to save Froze when his attempts to convince Frieza to leave Earth fall on deaf ears. After the battle, the DBH Team returns home to let the team recover from their recent battles.

Chapter 3, Sub Chapter 1 - "Great Saiyaman 4"

In Chapter 3, Sub Chapter 1: "Great Saiyaman 4", an attack on Hero Town by the Organization of Babidi forces the DBH Team to put the search for Nim on hold to deal with the current crisis threatening Hero Town using a new feature added to the Hero Switches by Leggings and Anne that allows Beat, Note, Froze, and Kagyu to tap into their latent power to allow them to use game world abilities in the real world. Additionally Beat requests a Great Saiyaman Suit and Great Saiyaman 3 permits Leggings to tell the team about the Hero Switch's built in feature that allows it to materize the suit which Beat uses to become Great Saiyaman 4. During the ensuing conflict with Babidi's Forces, it is discovered that Babidi had brainwashed another missing SDBH player named Kabra who the team is forced to defeat to weaken Babidi's spell and force the wizard to come out of hiding. Babidi reveals himself and summons either Kid Buu or Neko Majin Z, Neko Majin Mike, & Neko Majin Mix from the sealed ball depending upon the anomaly (Kid Buu is encountered on the main map while the three Neko Majin are encountered in the extra dimensional space map. Regardless in both scenarios, Great Saiyaman 4 kills Babidi freeing Kabra who reverts to his human form. Like Kagyu, Kabra is revealed to be Hero Switch-compatible and the DBH Team convince him to join as a way to atone for his actions while under Babidi's control. However Leggings informs the team there has been another attack and Hero Town can't handle much more of these attacks. The DBH Team set off to defend the town.

Chapter 3, Sub Chapter 2 - "Sealas Arrives!"

In Chapter 3, Sub Chapter 2: "Sealas Arrives!", due to the recent attacks on Hero Town by game world enemies due to the anomalies, Chronoa recruits Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta to backup the DBH Team who have put off their search for the missing Nim again due to another attack on Hero Town.


  • Hikou – A device which gives Androids the ability to fly.
  • Energy Attack - The most basic form of energy wave used by Androids.
  • Absolute Release Ball - A powerful energy sphere Super Attack used by Android 21. One of the Android Hero's learnable Super Attacks which can be learned by raising Android 21's Camaraderie to its max Lvl 1 in World Mission.
  • God Slicer - An Energy Blade technique originally used by Zamasu. In World Mission, it is a Super Attack that can be learned by all Hero type Avatars (including the Android Hero) after Zamasu's Camaraderie reaches Lvl 2.

Nim performing Whirlwind Blade while possessed by Oceanus Shenron in Victory Mission

  • Spirit Sword - An Energy Blade technique originally used by Vegito. In World Mission, it is a Super Attack that can be learned by all Hero Avatars regardless of type (including the Android Hero) via a wish to Shenron.
  • Shocking Death Ball - An Energy Sphere technique originally used by Super 17. In World Mission, it is a Super Attack that can be learned by all Hero Avatars regardless of type (including the Android Hero) via a wish to Shenron.
  • Whirlwind Blade – Used by Nim when he becomes fully possessed by Oceanus Shenron. In World Mission, it is a Super Attack that can be learned by all Hero Avatars regardless of type (including the Android Hero) via a wish to Shenron.


Nimu's primary character is Super 17 in both his base and Cell Absorbed forms.

Nimu uses an Android-based set of characters. When facing off against Armadillo he uses Android 17, Android 18, Super 17, and Perfect Cell, and later has his Super 17 absorb Perfect Cell to become Super 17 (Cell Absorbed). While possessed by Oceanus Shenron he uses once again uses Android 17 but this time also uses Hell Fighter 17, Semi-Perfect Cell, and Super Android 13. During the battle he has his Android 17 and Hell Fighter 17 fuse into Super 17, and after being freed from possession uses his Super 17 (Cell absorbed) again.

Forms and power ups


Main article: Class-up

Class-up Nim

Thanks to gaining this state when take over by Oceanus Shenron, Nimu possess the Class-up state throughout most of his appearance in Victory Mission.

The Android Hero can use the Class-up state in-game of Dragon Ball Heroes. This state is comparable to the Super Saiyan 2 level of power.

Super Class-up

Main article: Super Class-up

Super Class-up Nim

After breaking out of the control of Oceanus Shenron thanks to Beat, Nimu takes on the Super Class-up state, he then proceeds to attack and easily knock around Oceanus Shenron.

The Android Hero can use the Super Class-up state in-game of Dragon Ball Heroes. This state is comparable to the Super Saiyan 3 level of power.

God Class-up

Main articles: Android#Super Android and God Class-up

God Class-up Nim

The Android Hero can use the God Class-up state in-game of Dragon Ball Heroes. This state is comparable to the Super Saiyan God level of power and grants him something similar to the Super Android form taken on by Super 17.

Super God Class-up

Main article: Super God Class-up

Super God Class-up Nim

The Android Hero can use the Super God Class-up state in-game of Dragon Ball Heroes. This state is comparable to the Super Saiyan Blue level of power.

Ultimate Class-up Sign

Main articles: Ultimate Class-up Sign and Ultra Instinct Sign

Ultra Instinct Sign Nim

The Android Hero can use the Ultimate Class-up Sign state in-game of Dragon Ball Heroes. This state allows the Android Hero to achieve Ultra Instinct Sign and is the only Class-up state that doesn't change his appearance.


  • According to Toyotaro, the Android Hero is Android 26.[1]



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