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What if Cell went back to the present after Trunks killed the future Androids?

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4 years ago#1
Trunks: I already killed the Androids.
Cell: What?

Cell: (He already killed them and went back in time...he knows about me...could there have been a past Cell? What is this boy hiding?)


*blinds Trunks and steals the time machine*

Then Cell studies everyone, carefully evading their gaze and aware that Perfect Cell had already been defeated, knowing he would be overwhelmed in his current state by Vegeta or Piccolo. He has no idea Goku is dead for a while, and has no idea Gohan was the one who killed him before. Eventually, he does track down Android 17 and absorbs him. Does he spend his time waiting and watching carefully, or moving immediately on 18 to become Perfect once more, likely losing to Gohan in the process if he's discovered?

He has no idea that blowing himself up will ascend him to SSJ2 levels of power, and has as much time to bide till around the Buu Saga.
4 years ago#2
Uh, dude...Cell did go back to the present after Trunks killed the future Androids. That happened in the show already.
4 years ago#3
4 years ago#4
So I guess you meant if it happened again, a second time.
4 years ago#5
And I don't think blowing himself up would make him Perfect Cell if he had never absorbed both Androids before.
4 years ago#6
I mean blowing himself up after he went Perfect and fought Gohan.

Depending on how long he waited, maybe Vegeta instead.
4 years ago#7
I'm confused. You're wondering what would happen if Cell went back in time to after Cell had already been defeated. This would defeat Cell's overall objective, as 17 and 18 had already been absorbed by Cell in that timeline. Even if he had Solar Flare'd Trunks at that point, he would've only gone back into a time period with either another Imperfect Cell, or no Androids, both of which would be detrimental to himself.
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4 years ago#8
If he went back into the time where Cell had just been defeated by Gohan, Android 17 was wished back and Android 18 is very much alive. The only difference is he wouldn't have Goku or Trunks to deal with.
4 years ago#9
Cell would attract attention and be killed by Piccolo. That or Dende would let Piccolo know unlike Kami who stood around with a big stick for 4 years and let it go. It's back
4 years ago#10
Why would Cell have landed after the Cell Games had ended? The original Cell did what this other Cell was going to do, and he landed 1 year before Trunks ever appeared. So in all likelyhood the Trunks that killed Cell in the future had the time machine set for that time, for whatever reason. Maybe he wanted to go back and destroy the larva Cell just after he landed or something, I dunno. If he did have it set for just after the Cell Games, then he might well have arrived when his other self was still there in past.

And who knows if he ever took that journey in time anyway? Maybe he just set it up to look like he was going into the past to lure Cell out, since he knew that's what Cell wanted.
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