Dragon Ball Super Art celebrates Cell with a classic makeover

Cell was the combination of cells from the Z-Fighters and several of their enemies, created by the infamous Dr. Gero of the Red Ribbon Army. With the return of the criminal organization this year via Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes, fans debated what role Cell would play, if any. Now, a fan artist has taken the opportunity to recreate all forms of the villain who ate Androids 17 and 18 in classic style.

Without going too far into spoiler territory for the next one. Dragon Ball Super movie, the return of the Red Ribbon Army is sure to come back to bite the Z-Fighters in different ways. Cell as a villain was fairly absent from the sequel series, Dragon Ball Super, with the latest series arcs focusing on villains such as Frieza and Majin Buu. With the current arc of Dragon Ball Super manga delving into the past of the Saiyans via the Granolah The Survivor arc, it doesn’t look like the original cell is returning from the afterlife.

Fan artist Justin96636 has added another classic makeover to his list of reimaginings within the dragonball universe, creating a wild new scene that combines all of Cell’s forms while giving Dr. Gero’s creation a major new aesthetic in the process:

As it stands, Piccolo and Gohan have been confirmed to receive new transformations in this upcoming film, proving that the film is set to change the power structure in the Z-Fighters universe. Although the manga’s next arc hasn’t been confirmed at this point, we’d be surprised if the events of Super Hero had any effect on the upcoming stories of Goku and his friends.

Whereas Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes expected to arrive in North America next August, the future of Dragon Ball Super the TV series are still anyone’s guess, though they certainly have plenty of material to shoot whenever they decide to return to the small screen.

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Christopher S. Washington