Cell Just Appeared In The Most Unexpected Place Ever!
Hey Guys! How’s it going? Today I was searching for spoilers for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super episode 129 but I got none of that today. As I was gonna just close reddit and twitter, I saw something peculiar. It was on reddit and it was Perfect Cell. I was like… Why are they bringing up this old perfect villain now..?
If you’ve forgotten about Perfect Cell (how could you forget this perfect guy??), let me refresh your memory. He’s one of the villains from Dragon Ball Z, remember when Gohan went all badass Super Saiyan 2 and crushed this green guy? Yep, that green guy was Cell. His arc was probably one of my favorite arc, to be honest.
So I checked the reddit thread and what I saw was seriously worth it. I thought it might be related to Dragon Ball FighterZ or something but boy, I was wrong. Someone actually found Perfect Cell in real life. Not literally, but just wait for it, you all are gonna love it.
Reddit user Tanay_98 shared a picture of his Biology textbook, which features a picture of Cell, not the microscopic one, but the Dragon Ball Z one. The book titled as “Science for Ninth Class Part 1” by Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur. They actually made Perfect Cell a cover for Chapter 2 of the book, which is about the fundamental unit of life: the cell.
A digital version of the book is available in Google Books, which can be found here. People on reddit have confirmed that the image is not some sticker but it is ACTUALLY printed officially like that. The authors might’ve been fans of the series, thus, creating the pun in their own books. Comments from the thread are hilarious and show that some folks really studied well, during their Biology class at the same time.
If you actually take it a level further and think about it really deep, you will find something even more interesting. Perfect Cell’s power comes from absorbing Android 17 and Android 18. Who would’ve thought that the Mitochondrion, the powerhouse of the Cell, is Android 17 and Android 18?
Some comments commended the book as an innovative way to make the students’ interest in the subject to rise up. Inserting a popular character picture to make a pun is a great way to catch the focus of the students, especially if the topic is something boring. But there are comments asking how the hell will the author pay if Toei Animation sues them.