Android 18’s playable appearance in Dragon Ball FighterZ has her bring along her brother Android 17 as an assist character. For those looking for them, this means twice the number of references to the original manga and anime.
Aside from borrowing from various scenes in the original source material, Android 18 also borrows a number of references to some of her previous video game appearances. Meanwhile, some of her normals seem to be taken from moves Android 17 has done in the source material. Android 17 himself also has his own share of references as well, and also copies some moves from his sister.
Their Accel Dance super comes straight from Dragon Ball Extreme Butoden — a game developed by Arc System Works — while her Assist has Android 17 warning an opponent that they should not interfere with the fight. Not only is it an ‘anti-Assist’ Assist, but his speech is word for word identical to a speech he delivers to the Z-Warriors during Vegeta’s fight against Android 18. Talk about faithfulness to the source material.