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How GT’s Dr. Myuu and Z’s Dr. Gero are similar and different

Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu from the Dragon Ball franchise were very similar, from their appearances and ambitions, to their untimely and ironic deaths.


Dragon Ball GT may have followed Dragon Ball Z, but it was not as successful as its predecessor. Part of this was due to the controversial decision to reduce the age of the protagonist Goku, and the comedic tone of the initial episodes was also not well received. However, the series eventually got better, namely with the introduction of Dr. Myuu and the “creation” of his Baby from him.


Myuu was very similar to Dr. Gero from the previous series. From their looks to their ambitions, these two doctors play very similar roles within the Dragon Ball universe. With so much resemblance between them, it’s no surprise that the two villains would team up to create the ultimate Android in the future.

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Dr. Myuu and Dr. Gero are both old mechanics.

Android 20 vs. Z-Fighters

Dr. Gero was a brilliant scientist who worked for the Red Ribbon Army, though he went into hiding after Goku defeated them during the original attack. Dragon Ball. The creator of the deadly androids in DBZDr. Gero would actually “turn himself” into one when he became the mechanical Android 20. Although this artificial robotic body was not organic, it still resembled Gero’s previous form, right down to the withered physique and shaggy head.

Dr. Myuu was incredibly similar, even his origin mirroring that of Android 20. While Android 20 was “created” by his creation Android 19 when the latter put Gero’s brain into an Android body, Myuu was the creation of Baby. , although ironically he had a fatherly relationship with the new body he built for the Tuffle parasite. Despite being a robotic mutant machine, Myuu also has abundant facial hair, and most cannot tell that he is not organic just by looking at him. Like Gero, his “creation of him” would be devastatingly dangerous for the Z Fighters, though this would end up being both scientists’ undoing.

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Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu had similar ambitions and deaths

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Gero’s goal was to use his androids to get revenge on Goku for his destruction of the Red Ribbon Army. In Myuu’s case, he and Baby set out to kill the remaining members of the Saiyan race on behalf of the Tuffles, a species that had been wiped out by the Saiyans in the past. Therefore, both enemies represent the legacy of Goku and his people, making their fight against him a personal matter. His creations and colleagues have a combination of robotic and organic properties. Most androids are fully or mostly robotic, though Androids 17 and 18 are simply cyborgs, with Cell being a fully biological “Android”. Similarly, Machine Mutants range from a purely robotic appearance to a more techno-organic fluid body like Baby himself.

Unfortunately for these brilliant bad guys, none of them made it out of their respective Dragon Ball living series, and each time it was at the hands of his supposed creation. Android 17 and Android 18 turned on Gero and killed him after he activated them. This was repeated in Dragon Ball GT, where the more powerful Super 17 killed the revived Android 20 once again. With Dr. Myuu, he unknowingly became a host for the prematurely activated baby, the last of which was protruding from the doctor’s body with violent abandon. Baby absorbed Myuu’s remaining life energy, feeding on it while revealing that he created Myuu and not the other way around.

Not being the true creators of their creations is another common ground between the two, with Myuu not actually making Baby. Android 17 and Android 18 were also human, so Gero didn’t “make” them either, at least as far as giving birth or conceiving them. In the end, Dr. Gero was the more effective villain, mostly because he had his own ambitions and wasn’t just the minion of a mechanical baby.

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