There is no shortage of villains in it Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, although perhaps most essential to the plot is the mysterious Dr. He does. The first half of the film is a lot of exposition for Dr. Hedo at a fast pace, so let’s slow down a bit and explore exactly who this new antagonist is.
Who is Dr. He does?
Dr. Hedo is the grandson of Dr. Gero and Vomi (which Android 21 would be based on). Gero was one of the founders of the Red Ribbon Army and the group’s chief scientist. dragon ball fans probably recognize Gero as the creator of Cell, Androids 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, as well as Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s Android 21. With this pedigree in mind, it makes sense that Hedo himself is considered a prestigious genius, having earned two PHDs by the age of 24.
Despite being Gero’s grandson, Hedo was raised away from the Red Ribbon Army, as Hedo notes early in the film that his parents despised Red Ribbon for “twisting” his grandfather’s mind. Hedo apparently had no relationship with his grandfather and preferred superheroes to the androids that Gero made. However, he still got his share of trouble when Hedo was sent to prison for using corpses as the basis for his own grocery worker androids.
Is he a villain?
Hedo is technically a villain in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, although this can be partially attributed to him being manipulated by Magenta and Carmine of the Red Ribbon Army. Granted, Hedo admits that he was somewhat aware of Magenta’s nefarious intentions, but was blinded by the promise of huge funding.
However, Hedo has noble intentions. He created Gamma 1 and 2 because of his love for superheroes, and they only fight Piccolo because Hedo is manipulated into thinking that Capsule Corp. secretly promoting an alien invasion. He tries to stop Cell Max’s activation and often speaks of heroic justice.
By the end of the film, Hedo seeks redemption, making him (and the Gamma Androids) the lesser evil compared to Magenta, Carmine, and Cell Max.
What happens to Hedo after the movie?
After the defeat of Cell Max, Dr. Hedo decides to turn himself and Gamma 1 into the police. Before he can follow through on that decision, Krillin convinces Hedo not to, and everyone present agrees to pretend the whole Red Ribbon/Cell Max debacle never happened.
Hedo then decides to ask if he can work for Bulma’s company, Capsule Corporation. Although Android 18 is shocked by Hedo’s forward-looking proposal, Bulma is intrigued and asks if Hedo’s skin-altering technology can be used to reduce wrinkles. Hedo says it’s possible, and Bulma welcomes him to the crew, saying that Gamma 1 would be excellent security for them.
With Hedo and Gamma 1 now heavily involved with Bulma and Capsule Corp., we could see the two return in the rumors continue of Dragon Ball Super anime or future films.