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      Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Android#18 FAQ <Version 0.75> (PS2)
    
                              Written by Daniel Byrne
    
                          (c) Copyright Backtrack 2007/2008
    
                                 Developer: Spike
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    ->Version history<-
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    <V 0.75>
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    15/01/2008- Character FAQ ready for submission, awaiting to expand further
                FAQ section.
    
    15/01/2008- Character FAQ revised & checked for errors.
    
    
    
    <V 0.50>
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    14/01/2008- A revision/re-edit of Character FAQ thus far.
    
    14/01/2008- Added all information to other sections on FAQ
    
    13/01/2008- Added #18's red potara password to the FAQ
    
    13/01/2008- Added moves section to FAQ
    
    13/01/2008- Began character FAQ for Android#18.
    
    
    
    
    
    Contents
    
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      1) Introduction                                                
                                                                   
      2) Character profile Android#18                                    
                                                                   
      3) Why choose #18?                                          
                                                                    
      4) Move list                                                     
                                                                     
      5) recommended Z items                
                                          
      6) Tips & stratergies                 
                                          
      7) #18's red potara password       
                                                                    
      8) FAQ (Getting to know you)                                 
                                                                    
      9) Character quotes                                             
                                                                    
      10) CreditZ                                                     
                                                                    
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    1) Introduction
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    The legendary Z fighters & the most evil of villans in the galaxy return in 
    spike's latest creation in the Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 
    Tenkaichi 3 on the ps2. New moves, new stages, new characters, & a whole new
    soundtrack to boot, what more could you want from the latest DBZ game? I've 
    decided to get some character FAQ's done due to my recent haitus period from
    walkthroughs (many of which still need to be finished!) whilst i've also been
    doing other projects & getting chance to enjoy some awesome & dare i say 
    classic retro gaming ^_^
    
    This walkthrough is a character FAQ & due to the numerous new moves, & tweaks
    to the tenkaichi combat system, the FAQ has been primarily composed for the
    purpose of getting the most if not the best out of your chosen character/s.
    
    The character FAQ is for newcomers, beginners, & experts alike & I do hope you
    will find it a useful resource for this amazing game, so let's get started
    
                              KAME-HA-ME-HAAAAAAA!!!
    
    
    
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    2) Character profile:- Android#18
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    (Note:Character profile is taken from the character reference libary)
    
    
    Android#18 was created by Dr. Gero.
    
    She is the only female type among androids, but she displays a strength that
    will overpower even a Super Saiyan opponent. Thanks to a built in eternal 
    energy core, no matter how long she fights, she will not tire.
    
    Originally she was just a delinquent girl, but because she was kidnapped and
    reconstructed into an ansroid by Dr. Gero, she hates him and will not follow
    orders. She was sealed in the lab because of this, but when Dr.Gero was in 
    trouble he unsealed & rebooted her.
    
    After the cell games, she marries Krillin, who in the beginning she had 
    absolutely nothing to do with, and has a daughter named Marron.
    
    In DragonBall GT, she fights with Goku against Super Android#17 to get
    revenge for Krillin.
    
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    3) Why choose #18?
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    If you asked a few of my fellow DBZ buddies they'd tell you they like Android
    #18, at the same time they also hate 18, not because of the character but 
    because she has deadly moves & techniques that are painstakingly annoying to
    be on the recieving end of! #18 is powerful, very powerful & the only small
    chink in her armour is a tiny little less then average base defense & that due
    to her being an Android she cannot manually charge her own Ki (although this 
    is recovered automatically but very slowly) the most tactical way to use #18
    is to put the emphisis on hit & run tactics however, her combo's & smash 
    attacks should keep your opponent so busy they won't even have a clue what hit
    them! #18 is easily one of the top tier female characters up there with the 
    likes of Fasha, Videl & even some of the stronger male characters like Adult
    Gohan. She's well worth a few tries & failing that if you still don't like her
    then it might be safe to stay away from other Android characters but having 
    said this i'm sure she won't let you down!
    
    
    
    >->->->->->->->->->->
    4) #18's Move list
    >->->->->->->->->->->
         _
    Key:|_|= square button  /\ = Triangle button  O= Circle button  /\= Up  (d-pad)
                           |__|                                     \/= Down(d-pad)
    
    ______________
    Special moves |
    ______________|
    
                               Ki/blast required      Command
    
    Android barrier:             1 level blast stock  L2 + O
                            
    
    Super unyielding spirit:     3 levels blast stock  L2 + /\ + O
    
    
    Infinity bullet:             3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\
                                                           |__|
    
                           
    Destructo Disc:(Unblockable) 3 levels Ki gauge  L2 + /\ + /\
                                                             |__|
    
    
    Sadistic #18:                4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + \/ + /\ (max power)
                                                                |__|
    ____________
    Rush combos |
    ____________|
          _
    Key: |_| = Square button  /\ = Triangle button  X= x button
                             |__|
    
    
    
    
    Command/s                                                  Damage    Hits
    _________                                                  ______    _____
     _ 
    |_|                                                         250       1
    
     _    _ 
    |_|, |_|                                                    500       2
     _    _    _
    |_|, |_|, |_|                                               750       3
     _    _    _    _
    |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                          1090      4
     _    _    _    _    _
    |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                     1560      5
     _    _    _    _    _    _
    |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                1870      6
     
    
     _    _    _    _    _         _    _    _    _    _
    |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,  X , |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|       4510      11
    
    
    Ki blasts
    _________
    
      /\
     |__|  (Chargeable)              180 damage
    
     
     /\    /\
    |__|, |__|                      360  damage
    
     /\   /\   /\
    |__|,|__|,|__|                  540 damage
    
     /\   /\   /\   /\
    |__|,|__|,|__|,|__|             720 damage
    
     /\   /\   /\   /\   /\
    |__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|        900 damage
    
     /\   /\   /\   /\   /\   /\
    |__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|   1080 damage
    
    
    
    
    Throw
    ________
    
    X, X                 710  damage    Hits 11
    
    
    
    
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    Rushing technique|
    _________________|
    
                                _   /\
    Heavy finish (chargeable)  |_|,|__|
                               _   _   /\
    Heavy finish (chargeable) |_|,|_|,|__|
    
                 _    _    _    /\
    Flying kick |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|
                 _    _    _    _    /\
    Flying kick |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|
    
    Lift strike  (chargeable) (during rush) /\ + /\
    
    Ground slash (chargeable) (during rush) \/ +  /\
                                                 |__|
    
    Body strike               (during rush) O button
    
    
    
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    Signature technique |
    ____________________|
                                               
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    Key:    X= X button  /\ = Triangle button |_|= Square button  O= Circle button
                        |__| 
           /\= up(d-pad)      \/= down(d-pad) <- = left(d-pad)    -> =right(d-pad)
    
    
    
    
    
    Step in flying kick              X,  /\
                                        |__|
    
    Step in lift strike (chargeable) X, /\,    /\
                                            + |__|,
    
    Step in ground slash             X, \/, /\  
                                           |__| 
    
    Step in strike                   X, O
                                                                    _
    Dragon smash (after full power smash hit)   /\, \/, <- or -> + |_|
    
    Vanishing attack After full power smash hit /\. \/, <- or -> /\
                                                                |__|
    lightning attack (after full power smash hit) O
    
    
    Sonic sway (before opponents rush attack hits/connects) O + /\
                                                               |__|
    
    Sonic sway attack  /\
                      |__| (immediately after sonic sway)
    
    Giant throw (Near stunned opponent) /\ + /\  (must be facing front side)
                                            |__| 
    
    High speed rush movement (during rush) /\,\/, <-, or -> + O button
    
    
    Counter- High speed rush movement (whilst opponent is in high 
                                       speed rush movement)
                                              
                                           O button
    
    Z counter O button (immediately after vanishing attack)
    
    
    Counter- Z counter O button (immediately before Z counter hit)
                                                                      
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    Burst smash (while attacking with z burst)   /\, \/,  <- or -> + |_|
    
    
    Super movement /\, \/, <- or -> + O button (max power)
    
                                                 _
    Hyper smash (chargeable) /\, \/, <- or -> + |_| (max power)
                             
    
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    Combo    |
    _________|             
          _
    Key: |_| = Square button, /\  = Triangle button  X= X button 
                             |__|    
         /\= up (d-pad)           \/= down (d-pad) 
    
    
    *(Max power)= Must be in maximum power mode achieved through charging Ki
    
    
    
                 _    _    _    _    _   _
    Rush finish |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|
                 _    _    _    _   _
    Rush in     |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|,  X
                      _     _     _    _     _                  _ 
    Rush in attack   |_|,  |_|,  |_|, |_|,  |_|, X, /\ or \/ + |_|
    
    Delta storm   (after heavy finish) /\ + /\
                                           |__|
                                                      _
    Ariel barrage (after ground slash hit) /\ + /\ + |_|
                                               |__|    
    
    Sonic impact  (after smash hit)   /\    _
                                     |__|, |_|
    
    
    Raging impact (after dash smash hit)  /\ +  /\    _
                                               |__|, |_| 
    
    Spiral slash (charageable) (immediately after jump smash hit)
    
                        /\
                       |__|
    
    
    Auto smash counter  /\
                       |__| (immediately after auto counter hit)
    
    Burst meteor (while attacking with Z burst) /\    _
                                               |__|, |_|
                                     _
    Violent rush (rapid pressing of |_| button during max power mode)
                 
                 _   _   _   _                _   _   _   _   
    Air combo 1 |_| |_| |_| |_| /\, + /\  X, |_| |_| |_| |_|
                                     |__|
    (Chargeable)
                 _    _    _    _                 _    _    _   _
    Air combo 2 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|, /\ 
                                         |__|,                     |__|
                 _    _    _    _                 _     _    _    _   _
    Air combo 3 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|,  |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|
                                         |__|,
                 _   _   _   _                       _   _   _   _  
    Air combo 4 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\, + /\   X, /\   |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\
                                      |__|,   |__|,                 |__|
    
    
    (Must be in max power mode to use the following blast combos)
    
    Blast combo 1   /\
                   |__|
    
    Blast combo 3   /\    _    /\
                   |__|, |_|, |__| (while attacking opponent with Z burst)
                    _   _   _   _               _   _   _   _
    Blast combo 4  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_| /\ + /\  X, |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\    /\
                                       |__|,                   |__|, |__|
                   _   _   _   _                     _   _   _   _
    Blast combo 5 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\ + /\   X, /\  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\   /\
                                       |__|,   |__|,                |__|,|__|
     
    
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    5) Recommended Z items==
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    You are very welcome to choose your own potara's to equip, here i've simply
    given a recomendation of how #18 should be equipped to make full use of
    her moves & abilities.
    
    
    
    Custom 1
    
    A) Attack up 2
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    B) Master Roshi's Training
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    C) Super up 2
    ------------------------------------
    D) Active heart
    ------------------------------------
    
    This setup boosts #18's already impressive attack power even further &
    the power of her special attacks also increase. Master Roshi's training
    sees to her health needs which boosts it by 10,000 & with active heart
    #18 gains more of an increase in Ki when she successfuly lands her rush
    attacks.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Custom 2
    
    A) Master Roshi's training
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    B) Super up 2
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    C) Evil Pride
    -------------------------------------
    D) Mirage
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    E) Rising Fighting spirit
    
    18#'s health is again increased which is a plus, her super is greatly
    boosted while evil pride allows her to only take on half the damage from
    energy blast, giant rush attacks, & normal Ki blasts when she guards the
    attack by pressing the circle button. Rising fighting spirit will allow #18
    to begin any battle with a full Ki gauge rather than have to wait for it to
    fill up which is a nuscience. Lastly mirage allows #18 to dodge barrage type
    attacks which are continous energy blasts (such as Meta Cooler's finger blitz
    barrage) providing she dodges the first one by using high speed rush (circle
    button) you can sieze a speedy advantage this way!
    
    
    
    
    Custom 3
    
    A) Combo master
    -------------------------------------
    B) Attack up 1
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    C) Master Roshi's training
    -------------------------------------
    D) Defense up 1
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    E) Super up 2
    
    Once again #18's attack is up, her defence boosted, her super boosted, her
    health increased & with combo master, the power of her combos will increase
    this includes the use of Ki & energy blast attacks, A much favoured & very 
    useful setup to mop the floor with any opponent! A good balanced setup for
    #18, that is if you want balance.
    
    
    
    Other Potara's you may find useful for Burter include:
    
    >- Style of the strong
    
    >- Rising fighting spirit
    
    >- Gigantic power
    
    >- Sparking plus
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    6) Tips & stratergies==
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    > Using the Android barrier nullifies damage from certain attacks & should
      your opponent come close to the barrier they will take damage & be knocked
      back, a useful move at close quarters & do dodge a flurry of Ki blasts.
    
    > #18's Destructo disc hit's twice, your best bet to have both discs 
      successfully hit thier target i.e your opponent is to first smash your
      opponent away & then immediately after follow up with the technique to
      guarentee a hit...that is providing they don't teleport!
    
    > Take note that Destructo disc is also an unblockable attack, so use it
      if your opponent seems to be reducing the damage you do to them during
      the battle.
    
    > While "waiting" for Ki to rise, don't just stand there! if you do #18
      & any other characters auto taunt & there is no way to stop it once it 
      starts which leaves you wide open & completely defenceless, if you must
      hang around the battlefiled to allow Ki to rise then keep moving around
      & avoid remaining stationary at all costs! 
    
    
    
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    7) 18's red potara password ==
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    Red Potara are special from ordinary potara, they grant super enhanced 
    properties & cannot be obtained by normal means like your standard potara
    used to customize your fighters through evolution Z. In order to obtain
    the red potara you must "cheat" so to speak, go to the 'data centre' on
    the main menu & then input the following password:
       
    mkSFw +DPnr nx6qW !x
    GPJT? 6N2k@ $CJ?6 --
     
     Now on the character select screen under password character you will have
    a #18, but not just any #18 oh no! This is a super #18 with stats
    pushed far beyond normal limits, have fun trashing any opponent with the
    beautiful yet sadistic android.
    
    I should also mention that you will only be able to use red potara characters
    in duel & ultimate battle modes, which does take a little of the fun out of it
    but it's another extra feature you can use to see #18 at her most powerful!
    
    
    
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    8) Frequantly asked questions(getting to know you)==
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       Q.Android#18 can use the potara utilized by evil characters why?
       
       A. Yes she can, well she was evil up until after the Cell saga when
          cell had been destroyed so this character is from that time, however
          #18 has several voice quotes attached to Krillin indicating her good
          side which followed later on in the manga & anime.
    
       Q. NO NOOOOO!!! my #18 red potara password does not work, why?
    
       A. I can assure you it most certainly does, bear in mind all passwords
          are 'case sensitive' so even inputting one wrong capital or lower case
          letter will totally ruin the whole password in which case you must start
          over, All the red potara passwords have been tested multiple times by 
          players all over the world & the only time they go wrong is when you 
          input them wrong, so as Kid Trunks would say 
          "Waa waa, stop cryin' ya loser..."
    
    
    
    
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    9) Character quotes   ==
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    Naturally as the title of this section implyies, this is a selection of 
    Android#18's voice quotes during the game:-
        
    > "I have to whip you in to shape every now & then honey" (To Krillin)
    
      "Try to hang in there dear" (To Krillin)
    
      "I'll fight you, anything to break the boredom"
    
      "I'm going to make you pay!!" (To super#17)
    
      "Tch... now my clothes are ruined..."
    
      "Well did you come here just so I could have my revenge?" (To Dr.Gero #20)
    
      " Never! You'll never take me!!" (To Cell 2nd form)
    
      " That's the best you can do? Talk about pitiful..."
    
      " This ain't my first rohdeo Buddy!!" (To Android#13)
    
      " Enough talk... Let's see what you got..."
    
    
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    10) CreditZ         == 
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    ^ Massive thank you to spike & Akira Toriyama for creating the phenomenon
      that is DBZ!
    
    ^ You for reading & or taking an interest of any kind & keeping me in
      the industry.
    
    ^ My good buddy Nick Kazama who like me is a fellow DBZ fan, a dear friend, & 
      supporter of my work, thank you dude!
    
    ^ #18 for being hot, kicking butt & generally making sure the only thing
      to escape her wrath is Krillin well sort of.
    
    ^ All DBZ fans everywhere!
    
    
    feel absolutly free to e-mail me with any queries regarding #18 or just the
    game in general @ dbs_darkstar@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively visit 
    www.myspace.com/danielpaulbyrne, i'd appreciate all direct quries to my
    e-mail address if you can, happy gaming
    
    
    
    
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