14THEY'RE BASED OFF THE TERMINATOR
"The Android Saga" is made up of two manga volumes, the second of which is titled Rise of the Machines. If that sounds familiar, then rest assured it isn’t a silly coincidence. Turns out, Akira Toriyama was inspired by The Terminator film series. When "The Android Sag" was experiencing its
manga release, it was in 1992, the same year as Terminator 2: Judgment Day. "The Android Saga" and The Terminator series bare some striking similarities.
First, both the Terminator and the DBZ androids pop up on May 12. Trunks play the Kyle Reese role, as he’s sent from the future to warn of a robot apocalypse. The future leader of the resistance, Gohan is the John Connor of Dragon Ball. Terminator 2’s villain, the liquid T-1000 was a being of incredible regenerative powers, like Cell. Additionally, 16 became good, similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator.