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Tien 2


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This is not about me. Or rather, this is about the bad things in my life that made me no better than King Piccolo. This is about atonement. And I only hope it's enough.
~ The Ultimate Sacrifice


Introduced in the second World Martial Arts Tournament arc, Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu were initially rivals to Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha (as they belonged to an opposing dojo to Roshi's). The two eventually became friends to our heroes after realizing the lack of honor in their own methods. They became instrumental in the next few arcs following their introduction, but by Z their roles diminished until they were reduced to cameo appearances and a few references in Dragon Ball GT.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-A | High 6-C | At least 5-A | 5-A, far higher with Kikoho | At least 5-A, far higher with Kikoho | At least 2-C

Name: Tien Shinhan/Tenshinhan

Origin: Dragon Ball

Gender: Male

Age: 47 during the Universe 6 Saga

Classification: Human (Three-Eyed clan), Martial Artist, Farmer

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled in Martial Arts, Afterimage Creation, Flight, The ability to manipulate and use ki both defensively (Can use his ki to enhance his natural durability and harden his skin) and offensively (Can shoot ki blasts capable of crossing thousands of kilometers and blowing up planets), Energy sensing, Can copy other people's attacks with his 3rd eye, Can grow extra arms, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Body Duplication, Sealing (Via the Mafuba), Can create flashes of light to blind opponents

Attack Potency: Multi-City Block level (Destroyed the Budokai stadium ring) | Large Island level (Capable of facing off against Goku while he was holding back) | Large Planet level via power-scaling (Vastly superior to Saibamen, Briefly able to fight with Nappa) | Large Planet level (Not too far behind characters like Krillin and Gohan), far higher with Kikoho (Managed to control and slightly damage Cell in his second form), though using it too much will completely drain him of ki | At least Large Planet level (Continued to train and became superior to his Cell Saga self, Able to very briefly distract Buutenks), far higher with Kikoho (Managed to deflect one of Buutenks attacks) | At least Multi-Universe level (Put up a fight against Master Roshi while he was brainwashed and devoid of morals, before he fought base form Goku. In the Tournament of Power, at 1/4 of his power [using the Multi-Form technique], managed to restrain Hermilia, who troubled base Goku, base Vegeta, base Gohan, and Piccolo)

Speed: Hypersonic+ | At least Hypersonic+ (Can keep pace with a contained Goku in battle) | Relativistic+ | FTL (Should be significantly superior to Saiyan Saga Vegeta) | Massively FTL+

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class (Should be superior to Tao Pai Pai) | Large Island Class | Large Planet Class | Large Planet Class | At least Large Planet Class | Likely Multi-Universal

Durability: Multi-City Block level | Large Island levelLarge Planet level | Large Planet level | At least Large Planet level | At least Multi-Universe level (Tanked blows from a bloodlusted Master Roshi)

Stamina: Very high, using Tri-Beam/Kikoho repeatedly drains it quickly however, and can possibly kill Tien if he exerts himself too much.

Range: Standard melee range. Hundreds of meters with ki blasts and attacks. | Standard melee range. Tens of kilometers with ki blasts and attacks. | Standard melee range. Thousands of kilometers with ki blasts and attacks. | Standard melee range. Planetary with ki blasts and attacks. | Standard melee range. Planetary with ki blasts and attacks.

Standard Equipment: Nothing notable

Intelligence: A Former student of the Master Shen, and is a master of various martial arts techniques and skills, years of experience fighting both powerful and diverse enemies whom have various abilities and powers. Is a combat/tactical genius for the most parts.

Weaknesses: Tien can't survive in the vacuum of space. His multi-form technique divides his power among 4 bodies. The Kikoho drains him severely with each use, and can possibly kill him if he exerts himself too much

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Evil Containment Wave: This is a technique Tien learn from watching Master Roshi, which is designed to seal demons by sucking them into a container. It uses life energy so the user of this technique will likely die.
  • Eye Beam: Tien fires a straight white beam from his third eye. He uses it in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament against Goku.
  • Dodonpa (Dodon Ray): Tien can shoot an energy beam shot from his finger, more powerful than a normal Kamehameha, but it doesn't need as much as charging time like the Kamehameha.
  • Kamehameha: Tien can fire a large energy beam when his hands are drawn to the user's side and the ki is concentrated into a single point between the cupped hands and the hands must be really closed. He learned the Kamehameha attack by copying it from Master Roshi.
  • Taiyoken (Solar Flare): Tien can make a big flash of light where he puts his hands over his face and temporarily blinds anyone who sees it.
  • Kikoho (Tri Beam): Tien unites his hands at the tips of the fingers and aims at his target between his fingers and his thumbs. Then he shoots a powerful energy blast to hit it. This is a very dangerous attack, because it uses up most of his health. At its maximum, it is used in succession. A more powerful version is known as the Shin Kikoho (Neo-Tri Beam).
  • Multi Form Technique: Tien is able to create exact replicates of himself to gain an advantage over his opponents while in battle. However, his power is divided between the amount of copies (So if he makes 3 copies, each copy and his original body have 1/4th of his original power)
  • Shiyouken (Four Arms Technique): Tien can grow two extra arms temporarily to help him fight.

Key: 22nd Budokai | 23rd Budokai | Saiyan Saga | Cell Saga | Buu SagaUniverse Survival Saga (Dragon Ball Super)