Even though her brother, 17, was mentioned to be programmed slightly stronger than her, he was unable to reach its maximum potential (Dr. Gero’s flaw, corrected on 18), making 18 the strongest of both twins. Akira Toriyama himself stated it during an interview (stament here ).
Why was Android 17 and 18 so strong?
17 and 18 were more or less rebellious to Gero’s control, so he used his futile creations as batteries for a perfect being. Cell was not only programmed to go after 17 & 18, he still wanted to kill Goku. After becoming Perfect Cell, he had an infinite energy pool.
Are Android 17 and 18 stronger than Goku?
While 17 and 18 possess infinite energy and were somewhat evenly matched in the Cell Saga, 17 is much stronger than 18 now. … Regardless, Android 18 is still a formidable fighter in the world of Dragon Ball, and someone Goku can count on for help – if he needs it – in the next anime series.
Do 17 and 18 still want to kill Goku?
Only to somehow survive and be hospitalized: It’s likely 17 and 18 even let him live. Later he returns and its implied they kept him around as a toy, but 18 who was throwing a temper tantrum wanted to kill him now instead: So in the end, the power difference between the “Future” and Main 17 and 18, likely isn’t true.