For most of its story, the main antagonists of “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” are: Magenta, the head of Red Pharmaceuticals and the mastermind behind the film’s revived Red Ribbon Army; Dr. Hedo, the grandson of Dr. Gero; and Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, a pair of Red Ribbon army androids created by Dr. Hedo. However, in its third act, “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” introduces its most powerful antagonist, Cell Max. Created by Dr. Hedo, Cell Max is meant to be a superior version of the original Cell.
In his final moments, Magenta prematurely releases Cell Max in the hopes that he will be able to destroy Piccolo, Gohan, and the rest of the Red Ribbon Army’s rivals once and for all. In response, Piccolo and Gohan team up with Gamma 1, Gamma 2, Goten, Trunks, and Android 18 to fight Cell Max. However, to say that the fight proves to be an immensely difficult one for the team would be an understatement. As a matter of fact, Cell Max manages to easily defeat most of his combatants.
Fortunately, the sight of Piccolo being beaten down by Cell Max prompts Gohan to finally enter his Beast form. With Piccolo’s help, Beast Gohan subsequently releases a Beam Cannon at Cell Max’s head that promptly destroys the bio-android. Of course, while Gohan, Piccolo, and co. are ultimately able to defeat Cell Max, there’s no denying that the villain does manage to push his combatants to their absolute limits before meeting his end.
Despite that fact, Cell Max’s presence in “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” has proven to be surprisingly divisive among fans of the “Dragon Ball” franchise.