A creation defying its creator
Android 17 is one of the many humans modified by Dr. Gero to fight Goku and attempt to kill. Android 17 is the twin brother of Android 18 and like her, it was Doctor Gero’s refusal to awaken Android 16, under the pretext that she was inferior, that drove them to kill their master and eventually join Goku’s ranks. Android 17 disappeared for almost 10 years and was found as a forest ranger protecting animals from poachers and married with children. This is when Goku will ask him to join his team for the Tournament of Power.