His real shock, however, is seeing Piccolo Jr., and realizing that something of the Demon King has survived. After Tagoma's body has been taken by Captain Ginyu, Tien gets beaten easily with a quick punch. Tien is convinced he will win at this point, as he can fly and Goku cannot, but Goku uses one final Kamehameha to propel himself into Tien like a rocket. But when Goku arrived from Snake Way, Nappa read his power level to be 5000. Semi-conscious, Tien can do nothing but witnesses Master Roshi's ultimately unsuccessful stand against the powerful Demon King, and watches him die. He does however get thrown into the mix when Perfect Cell spawns eight Cell Juniors to torment the Z-Fighters, in an effort to make Gohan angry and taking Jimmy's younger sister, Videl in his hostage. When the lots are drawn up to determine the order of the fights, Tien once again has Chiaotzu manipulate the cards so that none of the group (Tien, Yamcha, Goku, Chiaotzu, Shaun, Danielle and Krillin) or Piccolo Jr. fight each other in the preliminaries. Master Roshi offers to let Tien stay at the Kame House, but Tien declines, stating that he cannot follow the teachings of another, even if he has betrayed his master. Throughout the series he was worn a large number of outfits, however, out of all of his many outfits, the most iconic one most likely has to be the Gi he wore during the Android Saga; which consists of a green baggy one shoulder tank top, a pair of baggy green pants, red-and-green wristbands, black boots with yellow covers and a red sash. — "The Ultimate Sacrifice". Shen orders Tien to kill Chiaotzu but Tien refuses to do this. In the Majin Buu Saga, Tien appears to have improved, as his Tri-Beam is able to stop a finger beam from Super Buu (with Gotenks and Piccolo absorbed) that was aimed at Dende and Mr. Satan - however upon seeing Buu's charged energy ball - Tien noted it was beyond him. "Poor Yamcha, only thing more pathetic than a loser is a loser who thinks he's born to win." He is somewhat surprised to see the now teenaged Goku and hopeful that he is even more powerful than before. Later, along with their master, Tien and Chiaotzu travel on a boat to Papaya Islandfor the upcoming 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. In Dragon Ball Super, Tien's personality remains mostly the same, and is brave enough to fight against the God of Destruction Beerus, Frieza's Galactic Army, and Yurin's spell-empowered minion's (including Master Roshi). He does this for a couple of times, but then Goku frees himself by slapping Tien in the face with his tail. The Tiens disperse to the four corners of the ring, each one then firing a Ki Blast Cannon at the center, where Goku is, resulting in a large explosion which Goku has to leap to avoid. During Dragon Ball Z, he is seen striving to become a powerful warrior and still hopes to surpass Goku one day. Imperfect Cell defeats Piccolo though. They command Mifan's army to arrest Master Roshi and Krillin. Both annoyed and entertained by the sudden interruption, Buu shoots a small ki blast at him, which he is able to dodge quite easily. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Still, when the Sayain Nappa decides to fight, they are all out of their league, and Tien's friend Choutzu dies in an attempt to kill him. After a long silence, Tao lunges at Tien, but Tien quickly sidesteps and counters, knocking Tao to the ground. Chiaotzu's opponent turns out to be the now cybernetically repaired Mercenary Tao, greatly surprising Tien, who thought Tao to be dead. He also possesses a few non-human traits due to being descended from the Three-Eyed People. Tien takes on both Jeice and Burter, and disposes of them rather quickly and easily, showing off how much stronger he had gotten. Later when working with Goku against Gohan and Piccolo, Tien was easily overpowered by the half-Saiyan. Tenshinhan's power level was 1830. Galactic Frieza Army. Tien however nullifies the large blast with his Kiai and then proceeds to defeat Tao with a single punch to the gut. After this, despite having shown none of his true power, Roshi concedes the match and hops out the ring. This brutality can be plainly seen when he crushes Yamcha's and another fighter's leg during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. The above description came from Megan, and was edited by yours truly. They each had a power level of 180. Tien, Piccolo, Yamcha, and Krillin all repeatedly fire energy blasts at Cell from behind in order to aid Gohan. He can split into multiple bodies and grow extra arms, so harvesting the crops goes quickly. Tien Shinhan favorite foods are jiaozi and shumai. There, he learned powerful ki-based techniques such as the Solar Flare, the Dodon Ray and the Tri-Beam, and he was taught defensive techniques by Master Shen's younger brother, Mercenary Tao.[13]. Tao quickly drops his other hand to reveal a cannon and fires a Super Dodon Wave at Tien, claiming Tien has no chance of survival. Once Trunks goes Super Saiyan, he beats Tien easily. The Triclops (三つ目人 Mitsume-jin, "Three-Eyed People") is an ancient group of three-eyed aliens from which Tien Shinhan is descended. After that, Launch apparently stops in from time to time. Tien appears to help Goku, Yamcha, Krillin, Jimmy, Kayla, Shaun, Zesmond and Chiaotzu investigate and battle with Turles's henchmen. Tien's next fight is the one he has been waiting for, a rematch against Goku. Tien claims he has not betrayed Shen, but realized Shen's teachings were wrong. After being cut in half by Goku, Buu's legs land right next to Tien, who is soon dispatched after a single sucker kick from Super Buu. Tien had not yet trained under King Kai (the movie was supposed to take place after Vegeta's defeat but before Namek, which is an inconsistency because Tien along with Chiaotzu, Yamcha, and Piccolo are alive). Tien valiantly fights and defeats a Saibaman when the Saiyans arrive, and does battle with Nappa, during which Chiaotzu sacrifices himself in vain, causing Tien Shinhan to put all his effort into one final attack, which fails. Tien's non-combat outfit typically consists of a Hanfu-style robe with loose pants and boots, in contrast to the Manchu-style clothing that most Chinese characters in the series wear. Also, he's finds out that Kayla is Shaun's daughter. Even more disturbing is that two more Saiyans, both more powerful than Raditz, are on their way to Earth and will be there in about one year. [12] During the early years of his life, Tien entered Master Shen's Crane School. Tien plays little role in following battles, he can only watch as Goku fights the seemingly all-powerful Piccolo Jr. Solar Flare was one of his moves before Kuririn started to use it and has many other powerful attacks. When the merciful Goku cuts InoShikaCho down, he is chased away from the village. During the Intergalactic Tournament in Bojack Unbound, Tien Shinhan is shown to fight on par against Future Trunks, a Saiyan/Human hybrid who trained twice in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, until the latter transformed into a Super Saiyan and defeats him. In the manga version of Resurrection ‘F’, Tien defeats the Frieza Soldiers with even greater ease, and does not take any damage at all during the battle, he also never has to use his Tri-Beam. When the conflict with the Androids comes into full swing, Tien puts his life on the line numerous times when assisting his friends against the mechanical demons, most notably when using his life-force to hold Semi-Perfect Cell at bay, nearly sacrificing his own life to allow Android 16 and Android 18 to escape, thus saving the Earth from certain destruction. In the original 1997 FUNimation episode of Nappa... the Invincible?, when Tien's arms got chopped off by Nappa, Tien infamously claims that he could grow his arm back, very likely said to tone down the severity of such injury since Piccolo has regenerated his arm earlier despite the fact that Tien is a human and likely wouldn't have such ability. Goku dodges the beams this time though, and uses the Solar Flare against them, blinding the Tiens. Tien has stolen doll Ran Ran from Chiaotzu's room and takes advantage of collecting the Dragon Balls for finding Ran Ran to take over Mifan. He is found by Launch, who fell in love with him at first sight and had been constantly pursuing his whereabouts, once again and even reluctantly lives together with her. The experience frightens Tien and the others, so they continue to train as hard as they possibly can. His personality transitions from one of a brutal killer to that of an honorable warrior who cares deeply for those he strives to protect. The attempt also shocked Vegeta, as he was the one to warn Nappa of its power and stating that if he had not warned Nappa, it could have killed him. With the battle over, Tien now heads back to the Kame House with Goku's friends Launch, Yamcha and Bulma. With the fight over, Tien looks forward to their next rematch, suspecting that Goku was still holding quite a bit back. Vegeta, deciding to toy with his opponents, has Nappa grow several Saibamen in the soil so that he can hold a small challenge. Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound. He had started out a bad guy as a diciple who was in the "Crane" Martial Arts place, but turned good, though still not becoming one of Master Roshi's diciples. He is also among with the others very shocked over Goku's decision to give the demon a Senzu Bean to heal his wounds. His by far most prominent feature is his third eye, which he has inherited from his alien ancestors (although some sources claim the third eye was achieved via intense meditation). After he arrives and challenges King Piccolo, he is horrified on discovering that the vessel to be King Piccolo's prison is cracked and useless from his practicing. After regaining his mobility, and King Piccolo has long gone, Tien practices the Evil Containment Wave, having learned it from watching Master Roshi perform it. Tien Shinhan's hobby is playing volleyball with Chiaotzu. He warns Goku to expect and dodge the blast (as there is no way to survive being hit by it) planning to force him out of bounds instead. He then quickly dispatches each of them, causing them to revert to the single being. Ascended Super Saiyan = 75x base Ultra Super Saiyan = 90x base Directory: Characters → Humans → Tournament fighters → Former villains, "This is not about me. He offers his assistance at several points, but is denied by Goku who wants to fight the demon alone, though he does open the Sealed Flask, which Piccolo Jr. used to trap Kami, after Goku tosses it to him. Soon after this fight, when Chiaotzu uses the Dodon Ray against Krillin during their battle, and Goku mentions that it is same move that Mercenary Tao used, he learns of the death of his role-model and martial arts teacher Tao by the hands of Turtle student Goku and the tournament becomes more about revenge than victory. After the end of the saga, stoic Tien Shinhan mainly does farming in addition to his training. In the Buu saga, he also saves Mr. Satan, Dende, and Gohan from Buu (previously Buu absorbed Piccolo and Gotenks 3). Master Roshi plans on using the Evil Containment Wave against King Piccolo and, since Goku is thought to have already been killed, Master Roshi considers Tien to be the last line of defense for the planet in case he fails. However, he finds a lifelong best friend in Chiaotzu, for whom he cares deeply, and vice-versa. Tien supposedly has had hair, as Master Shen states that he shaves his head. Yamcha tries to beat Cellin but he is defeated. He has a unique physical composition as a throwback to his ancestors, the Three-Eyed clan;[1] he has the ability to grow arms from his back[2] and split into four people, as well as shoot laser beams out of his third eye. Goku counters it when he grabs Tien's legs and holds onto them, causing Tien pain. Realizing that he will not be able to defeat Goku physically, Tien uses a new technique he has created, the Multi-Form, and splits into four identical copies of himself. Because of his warning, Goku dodged by leaping incredibly high in the air.