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

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Introduced in the second World Martial Arts Tournament arc, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu were initially rivals to Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha (as they belonged to an opposing dojo to Roshi's). The two eventually become friends to our heroes after realizing the lack of honor in their own methods. They become instrumental in the the next few arcs following their introduction, but by ''Z'' their roles had become less and less till they were reduced to cameo appearances and a few referencesreferences
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* AdaptationalBadass:
** In his fight with Goku at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, his performs better in the anime where he's able to match Goku with Goku only having a slight advantage. In the manga, the fight is far more one-sided with Goku dominating Tien until Chiaotzu paralyzes Goku, allowing Tien to badly injure Goku. Although Tien gets on Chiaotzu for this and allows Goku to plummet him as repayment, the damaged was done.
** A minor example. In the manga, Drum completely outmatches Tien, who doesn't land a single blow before going down and nearly being killed. In the anime, Tien puts up a better fight and manages to score several hits on Drum, making him bleed. He even gets to use the Evil Containment Wave and is only foiled when Drum shields Piccolo.
* AdaptationalJerkass: In the manga his only real "crimes" are being too cocky for his own good and having the order of fights rigged. In anime {{filler}} he's a con man who tortures an animal, attempts murder at least twice and actually kills a man (albeit in a case of manslaughter rather than murder).
* AdaptationalWimp: In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenshinhan manages to last for a decent amount of time, earning a few eliminations prior to his ring out at the hands of Universe 2's Harmira, due to letting his guard down after defeating him and even then, Tien managed to [[TakingYouWithMe take Harmira down with him]]. In the manga, he tries to fight Frost from Universe 6 after Frost knocked out Krillin, but Frost takes him down in a flash after [[NoSell tanking his Neo-Tri Beam]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Volleyball Technique. His expression just sells it.
* AloofAlly: Spends the majority of the Buu Saga training in isolation with Chiaotzu.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Despite being even with Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, he falls behind Goku after he drinks the Ultra Divine Water and never catches up again. He still tries, despite knowing [[CantCatchUp he can't catch up]].
* AmbiguouslyHuman: He's never presented as anything but human, but he does have a third eye and unique abilities. There are much more human-seeming aliens throughout the series. Some of the tie-in games refer to him as an alien, but Toriyama has [[FlipFlopOfGod at various times]] stated that Tien is a descendant of a three-eyed clan of humans and/or that the third eye is the result of achieving enlightenment.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Tenshinhan was one of these before he became one of the heroic characters. While most ''Dragon Ball'' villains are this to a certain extent, Tenshinhan is the most clear example of it as afterwards the villains are all aliens, demons, androids, and genies. He was likely the TropeCodifier of an ArrogantKungFuGuy for anime.
* TheArtifact: Due to the [[CantCatchUp power escalation]] in the series, Tenshinhan's role as TheRival for Goku ended up getting taken over by Piccolo and later Vegeta. Tenshinhan himself actually ended up getting briefly written out of the series during the Buu Saga only to later return. At the same time, he still sees Goku as his rival, as in the bar to surpass, but he's fully aware that it will never happen.
* AscendedExtra: Move-wise, the Dodon Ray is this for him. He, canonically, only really used it one or two times. In games, it's his standard KamehameHadoken.
* {{Asexuality}}: WordOfGod has said that he has no interest in romantic relationships.
* TheAtoner: After his HeelFaceTurn.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: How he learns the Kamehameha and the Evil Containment Wave in ''Dragon Ball''. He is stated to have the ability to copy techniques.
* BadassBoast: To Yamcha in his villain days.
--> '''Tenshinhan''': Poor Yamcha. The only thing more pathetic then a loser is [[ThisLoserIsYou a loser who thinks he's born to win]].
* BadassAndChildDuo: Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu in ''Dragon Ball''. Mess with the kid and he'll tear you apart.
* BadassInDistress: He is nearly killed by Cell after he uses almost all his energy pinning him down with a Tri-Beam Cannon. He is saved by Goku who pulls a TeleportationRescue.
* BaldOfAwesome: Proud of his shaved head.
* BerserkButton: Hurting Chiaotzu, who is like a little brother to Tenshinhan.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Which also falls under this.
* BigDamnHeroes: Tenshinhan gets some pretty awesome moments.
%%* TheBigGuy: Until his resurrection.
* BloodKnight: He is the only human, along with Chiaotzu, who keeps training long after the other accepted that [[CantCatchUp they can never catch up to the Saiyans]]. He also went against Bulma's plan to stop the androids early by using the Dragon Balls because he wanted to fight them. Despite the ''huge'' power difference, he still strives to match Goku.
* BondVillainStupidity:
** In his fight against Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, Tenshinhan, who was starting to feel overpowered by Goku's tremendous stamina and having several of his techniques outdone by Goku's very own, ingenuously decided that, if he could not knock Goku unconscious or push him out of the platform, he would simply destroy the entire platform; that way, Goku would lose by ring out because there would be no platform left to stand on. Tenshinhan, who possesses the ability to fly, did not have that problem. He managed to destroy the platform with his powerful Tri-Beam attack, but instead of simply waiting for Goku, who had jumped very high to escape the blast, to hit the ground, Tenshinhan decided to fly close to him, accompanying Goku as he fell down, in order to gloat about his inevitable victory. That opened an opportunity for Goku to use one last attack that knocked Tenshinhan unconscious, and now both fighters were falling to the ground. Subverted because Tenshinhan, by a stroke of luck, actually won the fight, but he was likely in worse physical condition than Goku by the end of it.
** In the manga he's a bit smarter, he intended to stay where he was and watch Goku fall, but Goku reacted quickly.
* BrokenPedestal: Tien idolized the assassin Mercenary Tao even after his HeelFaceTurn, which is logical since Tao was his former master. That all came to an end during the Piccolo Jr. Saga when, during their fight, Tao breaks the tournament rules by resorting to a BladeBehindTheShoulder.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu:
** Tien uses the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Tri-Beam Cannon]] to try and kill Nappa and avenge Chiaotzu's death. His final attack barely destroyed Nappa's armor and [[SenselessSacrifice he dies for nothing]].
** He uses a new version of the Tri-Beam Cannon to pin Semi-Perfect Cell and allow Android 18 to escape. He is only saved because Goku teleports him to safety. In the long run, his efforts amounted to nothing since 18 is still absorbed, allowing Cell to become complete.
* CallToAgriculture: According to WordOfGod, him and Chiaotzu took up [[http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/mando-kobayashi-akira-toriyama-qa/ farming]] in addition to their training at the end of ''Z''.
* CannotTellAJoke: He ''did'' manage a joke. Once. But it took rigorous discipline and concentration.
* CantCatchUp: He lasted a little longer then Yamcha and Krillin and was still useful after he fell behind though.
* CastFromHP: Tenshinhan's Tri-Beam drains its user's life and will kill him if he uses it too much. On the plus side, attacks that use life force, such at this one, far exceed the potential of ki attacks. He kept Semi-Perfect Cell in check with it (it didn't actually cause any damage, but Cell couldn't move until he stopped using it).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Upon his introduction, Tenshinhan is an arrogant fighter who enjoys taunting and mocking his opponents, and even has a somewhat acid sense of humor, like when, after an accidentally humorous and rather embarrassing exchange between Roshi's students, Tenshinhan mockingly suggests that comedy must be one of the disciplines taught at the Kame school of martial arts. Once he changes sides, Tenshinhan became a lot more serious and composed, rarely smiling and so humorless that he is shown struggling to tell a simple joke. That's likely because his earlier humor was mean spirited and not meant with any sense of irony. As he became nicer and more emphatic that kind of humor probably would be hard for him to pull up again.
* ChekhovsGunman: Gets PutOnABus during the Buu Saga with the only explanation being that Tenshinhan left to train. He later returns to save Dende from being killed by Buu.
* ComboPlatterPowers: [[BarrierWarrior Force fields]], [[AttackReflector reflecting energy]], [[SealedEvilInACan sealing]], PowerCopying, {{Telepathy}}, SelfDuplication, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous growing extra limbs]], [[BlindedByTheLight creating blinding light]]...
* TheComicallySerious: After his HeelFaceTurn. He completely dropped his serious tone under the training with Piccolo, Kaio, Yamcha and Chiaotzu. Constantly goofing off, even to the point of incurring the wrath of Piccolo, who respected him back in ''Dragon Ball''.
* ConMan: ''Anime Only.'' Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu's first appearance in the anime shows them as a pair of travelling con artists.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique:
** Like Master Roshi, he knows the Mafuba/Evil Containment Wave, the technique that can seal evil at the expense of ones' life. [[PowerCopy He learns it after witnessing Master Roshi use it during his failed attempt to reseal King Piccolo]]. He challenges King Piccolo and tries to seal him with it. Depending if you read the manga or watched the anime, Tien either never gets the chance to use the technique since the rice cooker he was going to used got damaged while he was training, or he succeeds in using it, but Drum interferes, indirectly saving his life.
** He knows another dangerous technique, Kikoho (Tri-Beam in the dub). It uses energy directly from his life force and causes an energy blast that is more powerful than him, which allows him to pin Semi-Perfect Cell and deflect an energy blast from Super Buu. The only problem is it will kill him if he uses it too much, like it did when he used it against Nappa. Even when it doesn't kill him, it still exhausts him to the point of not being able to fight and shortens his life.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** In his early appearances, he displayed an acidic sense of humor:
---> '''Tenshinhan:''' ''(to Yamcha)'' For someone who doesn't speak pain, you sound very fluent.
** Even after a long time, he still hasn't lost it.
---> '''Yamcha:''' ''(to #18, who had just rebuffed Krillin after being revived)'' Why you...! You should be thankful! Or do you wanna get beat up?\\
'''Tenshinhan:''' I assume it won't be you to do that...
* DeathByDisfigurement: His first death, due to losing his left arm to Nappa.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Subverted. Tenshinhan actually won; Goku didn't beat him until the next tournament. For that matter, he'd already made his HeelFaceTurn before the fight was even over.
* DemotedToExtra: In the Buu Saga and ''GT''. [[EleventhHourRanger He shows up again to fight in the Buu Saga]] only to be [[CurbStompBattle one-shotted]].
* {{Determinator}}: He has no problem rushing into battle with opponents he knows he can't beat.
** Taken UpToEleven when he [[YouShallNotPass stands his ground]] against Imperfect Cell to buy Android 18 time to escape and uses his Neo-Tri-Beam/Kikoho (which is CastFromHitPoints) against Cell. Despite the huge gap between their power, Tien is able to keep Cell pinned down, until he literally collapses from having burned all his energy. The man just has no ''quit'' in him!
** In the Buu Saga, despite already retiring from fighting, he pulls a BigDamnHeroes and intervenes during Majin Buu's rampage, neutralizing one of the Majin's attacks using his Neo-Tri-Beam, saving Mr. Satan and Dende. He tries to use this attack against Majin Buu himself, but it doesn't work, with Buu knocking him out with a kick.
** In Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods, he's the only human who had the balls to fight Beerus.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: From the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament to the end of ''Dragon Ball''.
* DoppelgangerAttack: His Multiform/''Shishin no Ken'' technique, but unfortunately the [[AwesomeButImpractical copies are weaker than the original]].
* DragonInChief: To [[BrokenPedestal Master Shen]]. He's stronger, but still follows orders until his HeelFaceTurn.
* DubNameChange: Not as obvious as other examples but "Tien Shinhan" is most definitely not the single name Tenshinhan. Also, Latin American Spanish material gives his name as Ten Shin Han, and some European localizations give his name as Tenshin Han, often shortening it to just Tenshin. See SpellMyNameWithAnS for more details.
* EnemyMine: After King Piccolo attacks, Krillin is dead, Yamcha has a broken leg, and Goku is off trying to beat up Krillin's killer. Ergo, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu get recruited by Roshi to gather the Dragon Balls before Piccolo gets to them. Tenshinhan notes this as much, saying even though he acknowledges his previous actions as wrong, he still considers himself and Chiaotzu as Shen's students, and simply asking for forgiveness won't be enough.
* EnlightenmentSuperpower: Subverted. [[http://imgur.com/opOX3dZ According to Toriyama]], Tien has achieved enlightenment and should have godlike powers, but the evil influence of the Crane Hermit prevents him from ever using those powers to their full potential.
* EpiphanyTherapy: He turned rather quickly.
* ExtraEyes: Has a third eye on his forehead for unexplained reasons, representing his awakened PsychicPowers.
* FingerGun: The Dodon Ray/''Dodonpa''.
* {{Flight}}: One of the first characters in the series to fly, as it is the signature technique of his martial arts school.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The scar on Tenshinhan's chest is a memento of his tournament battle with Taopaipai, who had hidden a knife in his cybernetics.
* HandicappedBadass: He lost his left arm during his fight with Nappa. It didn't stop him from continuing the fight.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Tenshinhan is the only character among the human protagonists who has no interest in living a normal life and spends most of his time training, even during peaceful times. Unfortunately, all of his effort is still not enough to put him in the same league as the Saiyans or Piccolo, making his usefulness against the incredibly powerful enemies the protagonists must go up against very limited.
* HeelFaceTurn: Introduced as a rival trained by an evil dojo. Becomes one of Goku's best allies.
* HeirToTheDojo: According to ''Dragon Ball Online'', he becomes the heir to the new Crane School despite breaking ties with his former master.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Early on in the King Piccolo Saga, he briefly suffers this; in the episode "Tien's Atonement," he's nearly arrested on suspicion of the murders of several martial artists, though Tambourine is the real culprit. It's not unjustified, since Tien ''did'' have a reputation for being exceptionally brutal during fights, most notably breaking Yamcha's leg when he was already down ForTheEvulz.
* HeroicRROD: His Tri-Beam/Spirit Cannon attack, which is supposed to kill the user if used too long; nevertheless, Tenshinhan is able to master it so that it can be used repeatedly. In ''Z'', given the exponential power rise of the opposition, it quickly becomes Tenshinhan's first-choice technique, and using it, he's even capable of pinning Semi-Perfect Cell down for a while before getting incapacitated.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Chiaotzu. They are almost always together and Tien doesn't feel complete without him. When it looks like Chiaotzu won't be revived since Shenron can't bring someone back to life twice, he's willing to stay in the afterlife with him.
* HonorBeforeReason: Even while Shen's pupil. When he realizes that Chiaotzu is paralyzing Goku under Shen's orders, he immediately orders him to stop because he wants to beat Goku in a fair fight, and after he does so and Shen is dealt with, he even lets Goku give him quite a beating to even things out.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler:He blames himself for Chiaotzu's death. Both in ''Ball'' and ''Z'', sadly enough.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Tsurusennin calls him "Ten," while Chaozu calls him "Ten-san."
* KamehameHadoken: He [[AwesomenessByAnalysis copied it]] off of Yamcha.
* KickTheDog: He breaks Yamcha's leg after he was already defeated and unconscious.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: At the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, he beats Yamcha by landing a powerful kick to his gut while they were in mid-air. After Yamcha falls back into the ring, Tien decides to land a kneedrop onto Yamcha's leg, ''breaking it''. Goku calls out Tien on this, saying how Yamcha was already unconscious, so breaking his leg was unnecessary. Tien shrugs him off while laughing.
* KilledOffscreen: His second death was not shown, but it happened due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* LuminescentBlush: It's hard to find it, but it's there.
* ManInAKilt: In ''Battle of Gods'' onwards, he wears a long, flowing monk-like skirt.
* MasterApprenticeChain: He trained under the Crane School whose founder, Master Shen, studied under the same master as Roshi: Mutaito > Master Shen > Tien
* MoralMyopia: When he was the Crane Hermit's student, he is angry at Goku for killing Mercenary Tao. This is despite Tao being a renown assassin and Goku tells him that he was only defending himself.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous: The rarely-seen but very-dangerous Four Witches Technique allows him to grow additional arms from behind his shoulders.
* MysteriousPast: He gets almost no background information outside of being the Crane Hermit's student and training to be an assassin. How he met the Crane Hermit or Chiaotzu is never explained.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His second death was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* OddFriendship: Hints of it with Piccolo in the Cell Saga. His friendship with Gohan could also be considered this, especially in the beginning.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks the same age in ''GT''. By then, he's in his early ''sixties''.
* OnlySaneMan: Shares this role with Piccolo and Future Trunks.
* OrderedToCheat: In the the 22nd World Tournament, The Crane Hermit orders Tenshinhan to kill Goku while he's paralyzed by Chiaotzu. He refuses.
* OutOfFocus: In the Namek/Frieza Saga after dying, and again in the Buu Saga onwards.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Par for the course in this series, as everyone and their grandmother are casually outclassed by even the weakest Saiyans, but Tien is still one of the strongest non-Saiyan Humans. He's won more battles than many other characters, including against Yamcha, Goku and Taopaipai (in Dragonball), a Saibaman (In Dragonball Z) and Jeice and Burter (in Z filler). That's not too bad considering he's not a Saiyan.
* PutOnABus: After the Cell Games, Tenshinhan had no more reason to hang out with the Z gang since [[spoiler: Goku chose not to be revived]] and went into hiding with Chiaotzu. Throughout the Buu arc, he and Chiaotzu had a couple of brief appearances until Tenshinhan saved Mr. Satan and Dende from getting killed by Buu. He [[TheBusCameBack returns as a regular for ''Super'']].
* PapaWolf: Around Chiaotzu most of his life as well as around Gohan during the Saiyan and Cell Saga.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Tenshinhan has no spoken lines in ''Anime/DragonBallYoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn'' special for ''Magazine/ShonenJump'''s 40th anniversary due to Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki [[TearJerker not being among the living anymore.]] Creator/ToeiAnimation [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming felt the reason to pay their respects this way because ''the entire'' original cast came back to voice their characters, meaning only Tenshinhan would have been the odd one out.]]
* RedemptionDemotion: When he was first introduced as an antagonist, his powers were as great as Goku's. After he became one of the good characters, he was surpassed by Goku and, as the series developed, his powers were thoroughly outclassed by the Saiyans, Piccolo and most enemies.
* TheRival: Was this to Goku and gave him one of his toughest matches in the original series. He's also one of the few people to defeat Goku, even if it was a stroke of luck. Although outmatched during the 23rd Martial Arts Tournament, he still gave Goku a decent match and forced him to removed his weighted clothes. In ''Z'', Goku completely surpass him, but he still tries to reach Goku's level, despite knowing it's futile.
* SecretKeeper: He is aware that Master Roshi is Jackie Chun, but never discloses this to anyone else out of respect.
* SealedEvilInACan: One of the only people with this ability (the Evil Containment Wave).
* SenselessSacrifice: In the Saiyan Saga. After Chiaotzu's own SenselessSacrifice and losing an arm, Tien channels all of his remaining power into a one-handed Tri-Beam to attack Nappa with. It only damages his armor, and Tien kicks it while bemoaning his failure; to add insult to injury, according to Vegeta, the technique probably ''would'' have done more damage had Nappa not seen it coming at the last second.
* ShadowArchetype: Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tien represents what Goku would be like if he allowed his arrogance and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy natural talent]] for fighting to go to his head. This different also highlights the difference between the Turtle and the Crane Schools. Master Roshi went out of his way to teach his students humility and that there was always someone better. The Crane Hermit bloated his students' egos, telling them that there was no one stronger than them.
* SignatureMove: Kikoho / Tri-Beam + variants. He's also known for Taiyouken / Solar Flare-- this so much his move that Goku mentally apologizes to him for stealing it.
* SimpleYetAwesome: His Solar Flare (''Taiyōken'') technique. It doesn't require a lot of power, it is easy to learn, and can blind almost any opponent.
* SmugSuper: When he was introduced, he truly believed that no one was stronger than him since he trained under the Crane Hermit. He regularly demeaned Yamcha and all of the Turtle School as weaklings. Despite his smugness, he backed it up by beating Yamcha, despite Tien admitting it was a tougher fight than he thought, and Master Roshi, who acknowledged that Tien may have won even if Roshi hadn't forfeited. He also fought Goku, a powerful HumanAlien, to a standstill and won because luck was on his side. After the tournament, however, he drops this attitude after acknowledging that he still had a lot to learn.
* TheSociopath: He tries to be this, being both emotionally cold and taking delight in causing pain to others like breaking Yamcha's leg after he's knocked unconscious. His goal in life is to be a great assassin like his idol Mercenary Tao. Master Roshi sees right thought this and in the dub says that Tien will never be a good assassin because he has a conscience unlike Tao. During his match with Goku, [[HeelFaceTurn he also comes to realize that he never had the heart of a killer, since he cares more about winning fairly than killing Goku out of revenge]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tien Shinhan vs. Tenshinhan. Also overlaps with BilingualBonus due to the fact that due to his name being written in hanzi/kanji, the actual Chinese pinyin of it is read out as "Tianjinfan", "Tien" is most likely a butchered version of the actual pinyin pronunciation of "Tian".
* SpiritedCompetitor:
** Of all the humans, he's the one fighting means the most to. In the original Dragon Ball, he was a Borderline Blood Knight. He stops Chiaotzu from weakening Goku with psychic powers so Tien can have a fair fight with him.
** In ''Bojack Unbound'', he insists post-Cell Games Trunks fight him without holding back. He knows he'll lose, but he'd rather lose honestly than lose with Trunks going easy on him.
* SphereOfDestruction: Tri-Beam/''Kikouhou'', though it's actually more of a square.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: He's surpassed Master Shen when he's introduced in the story. Three years later, he completely outclass Tao, even after he's stronger than ever as a cyborg. After training with Kami, he becomes stronger than him too.
* SuperiorSuccessor: He is stronger than the Crane Hermit when he is first introduced and he also greatly surpasses Mercenary Tao even after he's rebuilt into a cyborg. He becomes even stronger than Kami after training with him to prepare for the Saiyans. Going by ''Dragon Ball Online'', he becomes the new master of the Crane School and this plot line is carried into ''Super'' where he opens his own dojo. At the same time, while he's a superior fighter to his masters, he's inferior as an assassin since he has a conscience.
* SuperSenses: With three-eyes, it's only natural that he has better than average eyesight.
* TheStoic: Besides frustration, he rarely shows any emotion even when badly matched. It helps to make him the ComicallySerious. [[BerserkButton He only shows real anger if Chiaotzu is in danger]].
* SupportingLeader: During the King Piccolo Saga.
* TameHisAnger: [[OldMaster Master Roshi]] specifically wanted to do this with Tenshinhan. And he's one of the first major characters to do it (Yamcha and Krillin weren't really angry).
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Despite never being able to catch up to the Saiyans or Piccolo, Tien has several powerful and effective techniques that makes him an useful ally. His Solar Flare is one of the best techniques in the series, able to blind even the most powerful opponent and is copied by several characters. His Tri-Beam can pin down monsters like Cell and deflect a planet buster from Super Buu, [[CastFromHitPoints although at the cost of his lifespan]].
* ThirdEye: On his forehead. [[FlipFlopOfGod Sources vary on how he got it]], though its either due to heritage or reaching enlightenment.
* ThoseTwoGuys:
** Him and Chiaotzu, of course, but he also gets lumped into this with Yamcha - particularly in America, where ''Dragon Ball Z'' was aired first. While major characters in the original series, in ''Z'' he and Yamcha are just the two human fighters who pop up when a battle is going on.
** During the Cell Saga he's also shown with Piccolo a lot, where the two of them chased after Imperfect Cell, while later observing the events from Kami's Lookout while conversing.
* TrueCompanions: Averted. Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu only associate with the Z-fighters when there's a crisis and seem to have no interest in them socially. They didn't attend the reunion party at the beginning of the Saiyan saga and after the Cell games Tenshinhan tells the others that they'll probably never meet again. Tenshinhan and Goku don't even meet face-to-face in ''Z'' until Goku returns to Earth at the beginning of the Android saga, eight years after their last meeting at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai. He seems to loosen up a little about this after Buu is defeated, showing up at the big post-Buu celebration party at Capsule Corporation near the end of ''Z'' and appearing at Bulma's birthday party that takes place during ''Battle of Gods'' and the beginning of ''Super''.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: When he was introduced, he was a typical ArrogantKungFuGuy who regularly trashed the Turtle School as a bunch of weaklings. He was especially confrontational towards Yamcha and specifically had Chiaotzu rig the lottery so he would fight him first. Although he beat Yamcha, he does admit that Yamcha was stronger than he thought. He then goes on to say that the rest of the Turtle School should be easy since Yamcha was obviously the strongest since Krillin and Goku were just [[JustAKid kids]], not knowing that Yamcha was actually the weakest of the three. He only changed his mind after Goku revealed that he killed Tao. After his fight against Goku, he overall becomes a more humble person who never underestimates his opponents again.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He is the first opponent since Mercenary Tao and Gohan Sr. to really give Goku a good match and push him past his limit.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tenshinhan mostly fights topless.
* WarmUpBoss: Serves as this to Goku during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. He forces Goku to remove his weighted clothes and fight somewhat seriously, but he never really pushes Goku, something he notes after their match.
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: In ''DBZ'', though he does get one decent fight in the Cell Saga (see YouShallNotPass).
* WeakButSkilled: He possesses an incredible repertoire of techniques (including [[MultiArmedAndDangerous growing a pair of extra arms]]) and is the one of the most technical fighters in the series. Several characters have copied his techniques for their own use, most notably the Solar Flare. Goku even took it a step further and turned that very attack against Tenshinhan in their rematch.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the Majin Buu Saga, after Dende healed Tenshinhan from Buu's attack, he wasn't seen again until after the Earth was restored and everyone was revived.
* TheWorfEffect: Just like the other Earthling characters. He gets destroyed by Drum who Goku takes out with one kick and couldn't match Goku in their rematch at the 22nd Tournament. In ''Z'' he loses his arm to Nappa after he punched it off and choked out by Android 17. He also goes down in one kick by Super Buu.
* WorthyOpponent: Part of his HeelFaceTurn happened because he acknowledged Goku as his rival and equal. Even after Goku completely surpassed him, he still trains to fight him.
* YouShallNotPass: Tenshinhan kept ''Cell'' (in his Semi-Perfect form) pinned down using his Neo Tri-Beam, so that #18 could get away and hide until the Saiyans completed their training. Note this is pretty late in the Z series, and he was useless in hand to hand combat compared to the now-Super Saiyans. Also, it was only not a HeroicSacrifice because of Goku's instant transmission and a Senzu Bean.


Introduced in the second World Martial Arts Tournament arc, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu were initially rivals to Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha (as they belonged to an opposing dojo to Roshi's). The two eventually become friends to our heroes after realizing the lack of honor in their own methods. They become instrumental in the the next few arcs following their introduction, but by ''Z'' their roles had become less and less till they were reduced to cameo appearances and a few references in ''Dragon Ball GT''.
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* AdaptationalBadass:
** In his fight with Goku at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, his performs better in the anime where he's able to match Goku with Goku only having a slight advantage. In the manga, the fight is far more one-sided with Goku dominating Tien until Chiaotzu paralyzes Goku, allowing Tien to badly injure Goku. Although Tien gets on Chiaotzu for this and allows Goku to plummet him as repayment, the damaged was done.
** A minor example. In the manga, Drum completely outmatches Tien, who doesn't land a single blow before going down and nearly being killed. In the anime, Tien puts up a better fight and manages to score several hits on Drum, making him bleed. He even gets to use the Evil Containment Wave and is only foiled when Drum shields Piccolo.
* AdaptationalJerkass: In the manga his only real "crimes" are being too cocky for his own good and having the order of fights rigged. In anime {{filler}} he's a con man who tortures an animal, attempts murder at least twice and actually kills a man (albeit in a case of manslaughter rather than murder).
* AdaptationalWimp: In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenshinhan manages to last for a decent amount of time, earning a few eliminations prior to his ring out at the hands of Universe 2's Harmira, due to letting his guard down after defeating him and even then, Tien managed to [[TakingYouWithMe take Harmira down with him]]. In the manga, he tries to fight Frost from Universe 6 after Frost knocked out Krillin, but Frost takes him down in a flash after [[NoSell tanking his Neo-Tri Beam]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Volleyball Technique. His expression just sells it.
* AloofAlly: Spends the majority of the Buu Saga training in isolation with Chiaotzu.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Despite being even with Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, he falls behind Goku after he drinks the Ultra Divine Water and never catches up again. He still tries, despite knowing [[CantCatchUp he can't catch up]].
* AmbiguouslyHuman: He's never presented as anything but human, but he does have a third eye and unique abilities. There are much more human-seeming aliens throughout the series. Some of the tie-in games refer to him as an alien, but Toriyama has [[FlipFlopOfGod at various times]] stated that Tien is a descendant of a three-eyed clan of humans and/or that the third eye is the result of achieving enlightenment.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Tenshinhan was one of these before he became one of the heroic characters. While most ''Dragon Ball'' villains are this to a certain extent, Tenshinhan is the most clear example of it as afterwards the villains are all aliens, demons, androids, and genies. He was likely the TropeCodifier of an ArrogantKungFuGuy for anime.
* TheArtifact: Due to the [[CantCatchUp power escalation]] in the series, Tenshinhan's role as TheRival for Goku ended up getting taken over by Piccolo and later Vegeta. Tenshinhan himself actually ended up getting briefly written out of the series during the Buu Saga only to later return. At the same time, he still sees Goku as his rival, as in the bar to surpass, but he's fully aware that it will never happen.
* AscendedExtra: Move-wise, the Dodon Ray is this for him. He, canonically, only really used it one or two times. In games, it's his standard KamehameHadoken.
* {{Asexuality}}: WordOfGod has said that he has no interest in romantic relationships.
* TheAtoner: After his HeelFaceTurn.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: How he learns the Kamehameha and the Evil Containment Wave in ''Dragon Ball''. He is stated to have the ability to copy techniques.
* BadassBoast: To Yamcha in his villain days.
--> '''Tenshinhan''': Poor Yamcha. The only thing more pathetic then a loser is [[ThisLoserIsYou a loser who thinks he's born to win]].
* BadassAndChildDuo: Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu in ''Dragon Ball''. Mess with the kid and he'll tear you apart.
* BadassInDistress: He is nearly killed by Cell after he uses almost all his energy pinning him down with a Tri-Beam Cannon. He is saved by Goku who pulls a TeleportationRescue.
* BaldOfAwesome: Proud of his shaved head.
* BerserkButton: Hurting Chiaotzu, who is like a little brother to Tenshinhan.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Which also falls under this.
* BigDamnHeroes: Tenshinhan gets some pretty awesome moments.
%%* TheBigGuy: Until his resurrection.
* BloodKnight: He is the only human, along with Chiaotzu, who keeps training long after the other accepted that [[CantCatchUp they can never catch up to the Saiyans]]. He also went against Bulma's plan to stop the androids early by using the Dragon Balls because he wanted to fight them. Despite the ''huge'' power difference, he still strives to match Goku.
* BondVillainStupidity:
** In his fight against Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, Tenshinhan, who was starting to feel overpowered by Goku's tremendous stamina and having several of his techniques outdone by Goku's very own, ingenuously decided that, if he could not knock Goku unconscious or push him out of the platform, he would simply destroy the entire platform; that way, Goku would lose by ring out because there would be no platform left to stand on. Tenshinhan, who possesses the ability to fly, did not have that problem. He managed to destroy the platform with his powerful Tri-Beam attack, but instead of simply waiting for Goku, who had jumped very high to escape the blast, to hit the ground, Tenshinhan decided to fly close to him, accompanying Goku as he fell down, in order to gloat about his inevitable victory. That opened an opportunity for Goku to use one last attack that knocked Tenshinhan unconscious, and now both fighters were falling to the ground. Subverted because Tenshinhan, by a stroke of luck, actually won the fight, but he was likely in worse physical condition than Goku by the end of it.
** In the manga he's a bit smarter, he intended to stay where he was and watch Goku fall, but Goku reacted quickly.
* BrokenPedestal: Tien idolized the assassin Mercenary Tao even after his HeelFaceTurn, which is logical since Tao was his former master. That all came to an end during the Piccolo Jr. Saga when, during their fight, Tao breaks the tournament rules by resorting to a BladeBehindTheShoulder.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu:
** Tien uses the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Tri-Beam Cannon]] to try and kill Nappa and avenge Chiaotzu's death. His final attack barely destroyed Nappa's armor and [[SenselessSacrifice he dies for nothing]].
** He uses a new version of the Tri-Beam Cannon to pin Semi-Perfect Cell and allow Android 18 to escape. He is only saved because Goku teleports him to safety. In the long run, his efforts amounted to nothing since 18 is still absorbed, allowing Cell to become complete.
* CallToAgriculture: According to WordOfGod, him and Chiaotzu took up [[http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/mando-kobayashi-akira-toriyama-qa/ farming]] in addition to their training at the end of ''Z''.
* CannotTellAJoke: He ''did'' manage a joke. Once. But it took rigorous discipline and concentration.
* CantCatchUp: He lasted a little longer then Yamcha and Krillin and was still useful after he fell behind though.
* CastFromHP: Tenshinhan's Tri-Beam drains its user's life and will kill him if he uses it too much. On the plus side, attacks that use life force, such at this one, far exceed the potential of ki attacks. He kept Semi-Perfect Cell in check with it (it didn't actually cause any damage, but Cell couldn't move until he stopped using it).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Upon his introduction, Tenshinhan is an arrogant fighter who enjoys taunting and mocking his opponents, and even has a somewhat acid sense of humor, like when, after an accidentally humorous and rather embarrassing exchange between Roshi's students, Tenshinhan mockingly suggests that comedy must be one of the disciplines taught at the Kame school of martial arts. Once he changes sides, Tenshinhan became a lot more serious and composed, rarely smiling and so humorless that he is shown struggling to tell a simple joke. That's likely because his earlier humor was mean spirited and not meant with any sense of irony. As he became nicer and more emphatic that kind of humor probably would be hard for him to pull up again.
* ChekhovsGunman: Gets PutOnABus during the Buu Saga with the only explanation being that Tenshinhan left to train. He later returns to save Dende from being killed by Buu.
* ComboPlatterPowers: [[BarrierWarrior Force fields]], [[AttackReflector reflecting energy]], [[SealedEvilInACan sealing]], PowerCopying, {{Telepathy}}, SelfDuplication, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous growing extra limbs]], [[BlindedByTheLight creating blinding light]]...
* TheComicallySerious: After his HeelFaceTurn. He completely dropped his serious tone under the training with Piccolo, Kaio, Yamcha and Chiaotzu. Constantly goofing off, even to the point of incurring the wrath of Piccolo, who respected him back in ''Dragon Ball''.
* ConMan: ''Anime Only.'' Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu's first appearance in the anime shows them as a pair of travelling con artists.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique:
** Like Master Roshi, he knows the Mafuba/Evil Containment Wave, the technique that can seal evil at the expense of ones' life. [[PowerCopy He learns it after witnessing Master Roshi use it during his failed attempt to reseal King Piccolo]]. He challenges King Piccolo and tries to seal him with it. Depending if you read the manga or watched the anime, Tien either never gets the chance to use the technique since the rice cooker he was going to used got damaged while he was training, or he succeeds in using it, but Drum interferes, indirectly saving his life.
** He knows another dangerous technique, Kikoho (Tri-Beam in the dub). It uses energy directly from his life force and causes an energy blast that is more powerful than him, which allows him to pin Semi-Perfect Cell and deflect an energy blast from Super Buu. The only problem is it will kill him if he uses it too much, like it did when he used it against Nappa. Even when it doesn't kill him, it still exhausts him to the point of not being able to fight and shortens his life.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** In his early appearances, he displayed an acidic sense of humor:
---> '''Tenshinhan:''' ''(to Yamcha)'' For someone who doesn't speak pain, you sound very fluent.
** Even after a long time, he still hasn't lost it.
---> '''Yamcha:''' ''(to #18, who had just rebuffed Krillin after being revived)'' Why you...! You should be thankful! Or do you wanna get beat up?\\
'''Tenshinhan:''' I assume it won't be you to do that...
* DeathByDisfigurement: His first death, due to losing his left arm to Nappa.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Subverted. Tenshinhan actually won; Goku didn't beat him until the next tournament. For that matter, he'd already made his HeelFaceTurn before the fight was even over.
* DemotedToExtra: In the Buu Saga and ''GT''. [[EleventhHourRanger He shows up again to fight in the Buu Saga]] only to be [[CurbStompBattle one-shotted]].
* {{Determinator}}: He has no problem rushing into battle with opponents he knows he can't beat.
** Taken UpToEleven when he [[YouShallNotPass stands his ground]] against Imperfect Cell to buy Android 18 time to escape and uses his Neo-Tri-Beam/Kikoho (which is CastFromHitPoints) against Cell. Despite the huge gap between their power, Tien is able to keep Cell pinned down, until he literally collapses from having burned all his energy. The man just has no ''quit'' in him!
** In the Buu Saga, despite already retiring from fighting, he pulls a BigDamnHeroes and intervenes during Majin Buu's rampage, neutralizing one of the Majin's attacks using his Neo-Tri-Beam, saving Mr. Satan and Dende. He tries to use this attack against Majin Buu himself, but it doesn't work, with Buu knocking him out with a kick.
** In Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods, he's the only human who had the balls to fight Beerus.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: From the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament to the end of ''Dragon Ball''.
* DoppelgangerAttack: His Multiform/''Shishin no Ken'' technique, but unfortunately the [[AwesomeButImpractical copies are weaker than the original]].
* DragonInChief: To [[BrokenPedestal Master Shen]]. He's stronger, but still follows orders until his HeelFaceTurn.
* DubNameChange: Not as obvious as other examples but "Tien Shinhan" is most definitely not the single name Tenshinhan. Also, Latin American Spanish material gives his name as Ten Shin Han, and some European localizations give his name as Tenshin Han, often shortening it to just Tenshin. See SpellMyNameWithAnS for more details.
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[[folder: E-M]]
* EnemyMine: After King Piccolo attacks, Krillin is dead, Yamcha has a broken leg, and Goku is off trying to beat up Krillin's killer. Ergo, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu get recruited by Roshi to gather the Dragon Balls before Piccolo gets to them. Tenshinhan notes this as much, saying even though he acknowledges his previous actions as wrong, he still considers himself and Chiaotzu as Shen's students, and simply asking for forgiveness won't be enough.
* EnlightenmentSuperpower: Subverted. [[http://imgur.com/opOX3dZ According to Toriyama]], Tien has achieved enlightenment and should have godlike powers, but the evil influence of the Crane Hermit prevents him from ever using those powers to their full potential.
* EpiphanyTherapy: He turned rather quickly.
* ExtraEyes: Has a third eye on his forehead for unexplained reasons, representing his awakened PsychicPowers.
* FingerGun: The Dodon Ray/''Dodonpa''.
* {{Flight}}: One of the first characters in the series to fly, as it is the signature technique of his martial arts school.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The scar on Tenshinhan's chest is a memento of his tournament battle with Taopaipai, who had hidden a knife in his cybernetics.
* HandicappedBadass: He lost his left arm during his fight with Nappa. It didn't stop him from continuing the fight.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Tenshinhan is the only character among the human protagonists who has no interest in living a normal life and spends most of his time training, even during peaceful times. Unfortunately, all of his effort is still not enough to put him in the same league as the Saiyans or Piccolo, making his usefulness against the incredibly powerful enemies the protagonists must go up against very limited.
* HeelFaceTurn: Introduced as a rival trained by an evil dojo. Becomes one of Goku's best allies.
* HeirToTheDojo: According to ''Dragon Ball Online'', he becomes the heir to the new Crane School despite breaking ties with his former master.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Early on in the King Piccolo Saga, he briefly suffers this; in the episode "Tien's Atonement," he's nearly arrested on suspicion of the murders of several martial artists, though Tambourine is the real culprit. It's not unjustified, since Tien ''did'' have a reputation for being exceptionally brutal during fights, most notably breaking Yamcha's leg when he was already down ForTheEvulz.
* HeroicRROD: His Tri-Beam/Spirit Cannon attack, which is supposed to kill the user if used too long; nevertheless, Tenshinhan is able to master it so that it can be used repeatedly. In ''Z'', given the exponential power rise of the opposition, it quickly becomes Tenshinhan's first-choice technique, and using it, he's even capable of pinning Semi-Perfect Cell down for a while before getting incapacitated.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Chiaotzu. They are almost always together and Tien doesn't feel complete without him. When it looks like Chiaotzu won't be revived since Shenron can't bring someone back to life twice, he's willing to stay in the afterlife with him.
* HonorBeforeReason: Even while Shen's pupil. When he realizes that Chiaotzu is paralyzing Goku under Shen's orders, he immediately orders him to stop because he wants to beat Goku in a fair fight, and after he does so and Shen is dealt with, he even lets Goku give him quite a beating to even things out.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler:He blames himself for Chiaotzu's death. Both in ''Ball'' and ''Z'', sadly enough.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Tsurusennin calls him "Ten," while Chaozu calls him "Ten-san."
* KamehameHadoken: He [[AwesomenessByAnalysis copied it]] off of Yamcha.
* KickTheDog: He breaks Yamcha's leg after he was already defeated and unconscious.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: At the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, he beats Yamcha by landing a powerful kick to his gut while they were in mid-air. After Yamcha falls back into the ring, Tien decides to land a kneedrop onto Yamcha's leg, ''breaking it''. Goku calls out Tien on this, saying how Yamcha was already unconscious, so breaking his leg was unnecessary. Tien shrugs him off while laughing.
* KilledOffscreen: His second death was not shown, but it happened due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* LuminescentBlush: It's hard to find it, but it's there.
* ManInAKilt: In ''Battle of Gods'' onwards, he wears a long, flowing monk-like skirt.
* MasterApprenticeChain: He trained under the Crane School whose founder, Master Shen, studied under the same master as Roshi: Mutaito > Master Shen > Tien
* MoralMyopia: When he was the Crane Hermit's student, he is angry at Goku for killing Mercenary Tao. This is despite Tao being a renown assassin and Goku tells him that he was only defending himself.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous: The rarely-seen but very-dangerous Four Witches Technique allows him to grow additional arms from behind his shoulders.
* MysteriousPast: He gets almost no background information outside of being the Crane Hermit's student and training to be an assassin. How he met the Crane Hermit or Chiaotzu is never explained.
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[[folder: N-R]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His second death was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* OddFriendship: Hints of it with Piccolo in the Cell Saga. His friendship with Gohan could also be considered this, especially in the beginning.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks the same age in ''GT''. By then, he's in his early ''sixties''.
* OnlySaneMan: Shares this role with Piccolo and Future Trunks.
* OrderedToCheat: In the the 22nd World Tournament, The Crane Hermit orders Tenshinhan to kill Goku while he's paralyzed by Chiaotzu. He refuses.
* OutOfFocus: In the Namek/Frieza Saga after dying, and again in the Buu Saga onwards.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Par for the course in this series, as everyone and their grandmother are casually outclassed by even the weakest Saiyans, but Tien is still one of the strongest non-Saiyan Humans. He's won more battles than many other characters, including against Yamcha, Goku and Taopaipai (in Dragonball), a Saibaman (In Dragonball Z) and Jeice and Burter (in Z filler). That's not too bad considering he's not a Saiyan.
* PutOnABus: After the Cell Games, Tenshinhan had no more reason to hang out with the Z gang since [[spoiler: Goku chose not to be revived]] and went into hiding with Chiaotzu. Throughout the Buu arc, he and Chiaotzu had a couple of brief appearances until Tenshinhan saved Mr. Satan and Dende from getting killed by Buu. He [[TheBusCameBack returns as a regular for ''Super'']].
* PapaWolf: Around Chiaotzu most of his life as well as around Gohan during the Saiyan and Cell Saga.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Tenshinhan has no spoken lines in ''Anime/DragonBallYoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn'' special for ''Magazine/ShonenJump'''s 40th anniversary due to Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki [[TearJerker not being among the living anymore.]] Creator/ToeiAnimation [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming felt the reason to pay their respects this way because ''the entire'' original cast came back to voice their characters, meaning only Tenshinhan would have been the odd one out.]]
* RedemptionDemotion: When he was first introduced as an antagonist, his powers were as great as Goku's. After he became one of the good characters, he was surpassed by Goku and, as the series developed, his powers were thoroughly outclassed by the Saiyans, Piccolo and most enemies.
* TheRival: Was this to Goku and gave him one of his toughest matches in the original series. He's also one of the few people to defeat Goku, even if it was a stroke of luck. Although outmatched during the 23rd Martial Arts Tournament, he still gave Goku a decent match and forced him to removed his weighted clothes. In ''Z'', Goku completely surpass him, but he still tries to reach Goku's level, despite knowing it's futile.
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* SecretKeeper: He is aware that Master Roshi is Jackie Chun, but never discloses this to anyone else out of respect.
* SealedEvilInACan: One of the only people with this ability (the Evil Containment Wave).
* SenselessSacrifice: In the Saiyan Saga. After Chiaotzu's own SenselessSacrifice and losing an arm, Tien channels all of his remaining power into a one-handed Tri-Beam to attack Nappa with. It only damages his armor, and Tien kicks it while bemoaning his failure; to add insult to injury, according to Vegeta, the technique probably ''would'' have done more damage had Nappa not seen it coming at the last second.
* ShadowArchetype: Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tien represents what Goku would be like if he allowed his arrogance and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy natural talent]] for fighting to go to his head. This different also highlights the difference between the Turtle and the Crane Schools. Master Roshi went out of his way to teach his students humility and that there was always someone better. The Crane Hermit bloated his students' egos, telling them that there was no one stronger than them.
* SignatureMove: Kikoho / Tri-Beam + variants. He's also known for Taiyouken / Solar Flare-- this so much his move that Goku mentally apologizes to him for stealing it.
* SimpleYetAwesome: His Solar Flare (''Taiyōken'') technique. It doesn't require a lot of power, it is easy to learn, and can blind almost any opponent.
* SmugSuper: When he was introduced, he truly believed that no one was stronger than him since he trained under the Crane Hermit. He regularly demeaned Yamcha and all of the Turtle School as weaklings. Despite his smugness, he backed it up by beating Yamcha, despite Tien admitting it was a tougher fight than he thought, and Master Roshi, who acknowledged that Tien may have won even if Roshi hadn't forfeited. He also fought Goku, a powerful HumanAlien, to a standstill and won because luck was on his side. After the tournament, however, he drops this attitude after acknowledging that he still had a lot to learn.
* TheSociopath: He tries to be this, being both emotionally cold and taking delight in causing pain to others like breaking Yamcha's leg after he's knocked unconscious. His goal in life is to be a great assassin like his idol Mercenary Tao. Master Roshi sees right thought this and in the dub says that Tien will never be a good assassin because he has a conscience unlike Tao. During his match with Goku, [[HeelFaceTurn he also comes to realize that he never had the heart of a killer, since he cares more about winning fairly than killing Goku out of revenge]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tien Shinhan vs. Tenshinhan. Also overlaps with BilingualBonus due to the fact that due to his name being written in hanzi/kanji, the actual Chinese pinyin of it is read out as "Tianjinfan", "Tien" is most likely a butchered version of the actual pinyin pronunciation of "Tian".
* SpiritedCompetitor:
** Of all the humans, he's the one fighting means the most to. In the original Dragon Ball, he was a Borderline Blood Knight. He stops Chiaotzu from weakening Goku with psychic powers so Tien can have a fair fight with him.
** In ''Bojack Unbound'', he insists post-Cell Games Trunks fight him without holding back. He knows he'll lose, but he'd rather lose honestly than lose with Trunks going easy on him.
* SphereOfDestruction: Tri-Beam/''Kikouhou'', though it's actually more of a square.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: He's surpassed Master Shen when he's introduced in the story. Three years later, he completely outclass Tao, even after he's stronger than ever as a cyborg. After training with Kami, he becomes stronger than him too.
* SuperiorSuccessor: He is stronger than the Crane Hermit when he is first introduced and he also greatly surpasses Mercenary Tao even after he's rebuilt into a cyborg. He becomes even stronger than Kami after training with him to prepare for the Saiyans. Going by ''Dragon Ball Online'', he becomes the new master of the Crane School and this plot line is carried into ''Super'' where he opens his own dojo. At the same time, while he's a superior fighter to his masters, he's inferior as an assassin since he has a conscience.
* SuperSenses: With three-eyes, it's only natural that he has better than average eyesight.
* TheStoic: Besides frustration, he rarely shows any emotion even when badly matched. It helps to make him the ComicallySerious. [[BerserkButton He only shows real anger if Chiaotzu is in danger]].
* SupportingLeader: During the King Piccolo Saga.
* TameHisAnger: [[OldMaster Master Roshi]] specifically wanted to do this with Tenshinhan. And he's one of the first major characters to do it (Yamcha and Krillin weren't really angry).
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Despite never being able to catch up to the Saiyans or Piccolo, Tien has several powerful and effective techniques that makes him an useful ally. His Solar Flare is one of the best techniques in the series, able to blind even the most powerful opponent and is copied by several characters. His Tri-Beam can pin down monsters like Cell and deflect a planet buster from Super Buu, [[CastFromHitPoints although at the cost of his lifespan]].
* ThirdEye: On his forehead. [[FlipFlopOfGod Sources vary on how he got it]], though its either due to heritage or reaching enlightenment.
* ThoseTwoGuys:
** Him and Chiaotzu, of course, but he also gets lumped into this with Yamcha - particularly in America, where ''Dragon Ball Z'' was aired first. While major characters in the original series, in ''Z'' he and Yamcha are just the two human fighters who pop up when a battle is going on.
** During the Cell Saga he's also shown with Piccolo a lot, where the two of them chased after Imperfect Cell, while later observing the events from Kami's Lookout while conversing.
* TrueCompanions: Averted. Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu only associate with the Z-fighters when there's a crisis and seem to have no interest in them socially. They didn't attend the reunion party at the beginning of the Saiyan saga and after the Cell games Tenshinhan tells the others that they'll probably never meet again. Tenshinhan and Goku don't even meet face-to-face in ''Z'' until Goku returns to Earth at the beginning of the Android saga, eight years after their last meeting at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai. He seems to loosen up a little about this after Buu is defeated, showing up at the big post-Buu celebration party at Capsule Corporation near the end of ''Z'' and appearing at Bulma's birthday party that takes place during ''Battle of Gods'' and the beginning of ''Super''.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: When he was introduced, he was a typical ArrogantKungFuGuy who regularly trashed the Turtle School as a bunch of weaklings. He was especially confrontational towards Yamcha and specifically had Chiaotzu rig the lottery so he would fight him first. Although he beat Yamcha, he does admit that Yamcha was stronger than he thought. He then goes on to say that the rest of the Turtle School should be easy since Yamcha was obviously the strongest since Krillin and Goku were just [[JustAKid kids]], not knowing that Yamcha was actually the weakest of the three. He only changed his mind after Goku revealed that he killed Tao. After his fight against Goku, he overall becomes a more humble person who never underestimates his opponents again.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He is the first opponent since Mercenary Tao and Gohan Sr. to really give Goku a good match and push him past his limit.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tenshinhan mostly fights topless.
* WarmUpBoss: Serves as this to Goku during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. He forces Goku to remove his weighted clothes and fight somewhat seriously, but he never really pushes Goku, something he notes after their match.
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: In ''DBZ'', though he does get one decent fight in the Cell Saga (see YouShallNotPass).
* WeakButSkilled: He possesses an incredible repertoire of techniques (including [[MultiArmedAndDangerous growing a pair of extra arms]]) and is the one of the most technical fighters in the series. Several characters have copied his techniques for their own use, most notably the Solar Flare. Goku even took it a step further and turned that very attack against Tenshinhan in their rematch.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the Majin Buu Saga, after Dende healed Tenshinhan from Buu's attack, he wasn't seen again until after the Earth was restored and everyone was revived.
* TheWorfEffect: Just like the other Earthling characters. He gets destroyed by Drum who Goku takes out with one kick and couldn't match Goku in their rematch at the 22nd Tournament. In ''Z'' he loses his arm to Nappa after he punched it off and choked out by Android 17. He also goes down in one kick by Super Buu.
* WorthyOpponent: Part of his HeelFaceTurn happened because he acknowledged Goku as his rival and equal. Even after Goku completely surpassed him, he still trains to fight him.
* YouShallNotPass: Tenshinhan kept ''Cell'' (in his Semi-Perfect form) pinned down using his Neo Tri-Beam, so that #18 could get away and hide until the Saiyans completed their training. Note this is pretty late in the Z series, and he was useless in hand to hand combat compared to the now-Super Saiyans. Also, it was only not a HeroicSacrifice because of Goku's instant transmission and a Senzu Bean.
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Introduced in the second World Martial Arts Tournament arc, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu were initially rivals to Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha (as they belonged to an opposing dojo to Roshi's). The two eventually become friends to our heroes after realizing the lack of honor in their own methods. They become instrumental in the the next few arcs following their introduction, but by ''Z'' their roles had become less and less till they were reduced to cameo appearances and a few references in ''Dragon Ball GT''.
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* AdaptationalBadass:
** In his fight with Goku at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, his performs better in the anime where he's able to match Goku with Goku only having a slight advantage. In the manga, the fight is far more one-sided with Goku dominating Tien until Chiaotzu paralyzes Goku, allowing Tien to badly injure Goku. Although Tien gets on Chiaotzu for this and allows Goku to plummet him as repayment, the damaged was done.
** A minor example. In the manga, Drum completely outmatches Tien, who doesn't land a single blow before going down and nearly being killed. In the anime, Tien puts up a better fight and manages to score several hits on Drum, making him bleed. He even gets to use the Evil Containment Wave and is only foiled when Drum shields Piccolo.
* AdaptationalJerkass: In the manga his only real "crimes" are being too cocky for his own good and having the order of fights rigged. In anime {{filler}} he's a con man who tortures an animal, attempts murder at least twice and actually kills a man (albeit in a case of manslaughter rather than murder).
* AdaptationalWimp: In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenshinhan manages to last for a decent amount of time, earning a few eliminations prior to his ring out at the hands of Universe 2's Harmira, due to letting his guard down after defeating him and even then, Tien managed to [[TakingYouWithMe take Harmira down with him]]. In the manga, he tries to fight Frost from Universe 6 after Frost knocked out Krillin, but Frost takes him down in a flash after [[NoSell tanking his Neo-Tri Beam]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Volleyball Technique. His expression just sells it.
* AloofAlly: Spends the majority of the Buu Saga training in isolation with Chiaotzu.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Despite being even with Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, he falls behind Goku after he drinks the Ultra Divine Water and never catches up again. He still tries, despite knowing [[CantCatchUp he can't catch up]].
* AmbiguouslyHuman: He's never presented as anything but human, but he does have a third eye and unique abilities. There are much more human-seeming aliens throughout the series. Some of the tie-in games refer to him as an alien, but Toriyama has [[FlipFlopOfGod at various times]] stated that Tien is a descendant of a three-eyed clan of humans and/or that the third eye is the result of achieving enlightenment.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Tenshinhan was one of these before he became one of the heroic characters. While most ''Dragon Ball'' villains are this to a certain extent, Tenshinhan is the most clear example of it as afterwards the villains are all aliens, demons, androids, and genies. He was likely the TropeCodifier of an ArrogantKungFuGuy for anime.
* TheArtifact: Due to the [[CantCatchUp power escalation]] in the series, Tenshinhan's role as TheRival for Goku ended up getting taken over by Piccolo and later Vegeta. Tenshinhan himself actually ended up getting briefly written out of the series during the Buu Saga only to later return. At the same time, he still sees Goku as his rival, as in the bar to surpass, but he's fully aware that it will never happen.
* AscendedExtra: Move-wise, the Dodon Ray is this for him. He, canonically, only really used it one or two times. In games, it's his standard KamehameHadoken.
* {{Asexuality}}: WordOfGod has said that he has no interest in romantic relationships.
* TheAtoner: After his HeelFaceTurn.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: How he learns the Kamehameha and the Evil Containment Wave in ''Dragon Ball''. He is stated to have the ability to copy techniques.
* BadassBoast: To Yamcha in his villain days.
--> '''Tenshinhan''': Poor Yamcha. The only thing more pathetic then a loser is [[ThisLoserIsYou a loser who thinks he's born to win]].
* BadassAndChildDuo: Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu in ''Dragon Ball''. Mess with the kid and he'll tear you apart.
* BadassInDistress: He is nearly killed by Cell after he uses almost all his energy pinning him down with a Tri-Beam Cannon. He is saved by Goku who pulls a TeleportationRescue.
* BaldOfAwesome: Proud of his shaved head.
* BerserkButton: Hurting Chiaotzu, who is like a little brother to Tenshinhan.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Which also falls under this.
* BigDamnHeroes: Tenshinhan gets some pretty awesome moments.
%%* TheBigGuy: Until his resurrection.
* BloodKnight: He is the only human, along with Chiaotzu, who keeps training long after the other accepted that [[CantCatchUp they can never catch up to the Saiyans]]. He also went against Bulma's plan to stop the androids early by using the Dragon Balls because he wanted to fight them. Despite the ''huge'' power difference, he still strives to match Goku.
* BondVillainStupidity:
** In his fight against Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, Tenshinhan, who was starting to feel overpowered by Goku's tremendous stamina and having several of his techniques outdone by Goku's very own, ingenuously decided that, if he could not knock Goku unconscious or push him out of the platform, he would simply destroy the entire platform; that way, Goku would lose by ring out because there would be no platform left to stand on. Tenshinhan, who possesses the ability to fly, did not have that problem. He managed to destroy the platform with his powerful Tri-Beam attack, but instead of simply waiting for Goku, who had jumped very high to escape the blast, to hit the ground, Tenshinhan decided to fly close to him, accompanying Goku as he fell down, in order to gloat about his inevitable victory. That opened an opportunity for Goku to use one last attack that knocked Tenshinhan unconscious, and now both fighters were falling to the ground. Subverted because Tenshinhan, by a stroke of luck, actually won the fight, but he was likely in worse physical condition than Goku by the end of it.
** In the manga he's a bit smarter, he intended to stay where he was and watch Goku fall, but Goku reacted quickly.
* BrokenPedestal: Tien idolized the assassin Mercenary Tao even after his HeelFaceTurn, which is logical since Tao was his former master. That all came to an end during the Piccolo Jr. Saga when, during their fight, Tao breaks the tournament rules by resorting to a BladeBehindTheShoulder.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu:
** Tien uses the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Tri-Beam Cannon]] to try and kill Nappa and avenge Chiaotzu's death. His final attack barely destroyed Nappa's armor and [[SenselessSacrifice he dies for nothing]].
** He uses a new version of the Tri-Beam Cannon to pin Semi-Perfect Cell and allow Android 18 to escape. He is only saved because Goku teleports him to safety. In the long run, his efforts amounted to nothing since 18 is still absorbed, allowing Cell to become complete.
* CallToAgriculture: According to WordOfGod, him and Chiaotzu took up [[http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/mando-kobayashi-akira-toriyama-qa/ farming]] in addition to their training at the end of ''Z''.
* CannotTellAJoke: He ''did'' manage a joke. Once. But it took rigorous discipline and concentration.
* CantCatchUp: He lasted a little longer then Yamcha and Krillin and was still useful after he fell behind though.
* CastFromHP: Tenshinhan's Tri-Beam drains its user's life and will kill him if he uses it too much. On the plus side, attacks that use life force, such at this one, far exceed the potential of ki attacks. He kept Semi-Perfect Cell in check with it (it didn't actually cause any damage, but Cell couldn't move until he stopped using it).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Upon his introduction, Tenshinhan is an arrogant fighter who enjoys taunting and mocking his opponents, and even has a somewhat acid sense of humor, like when, after an accidentally humorous and rather embarrassing exchange between Roshi's students, Tenshinhan mockingly suggests that comedy must be one of the disciplines taught at the Kame school of martial arts. Once he changes sides, Tenshinhan became a lot more serious and composed, rarely smiling and so humorless that he is shown struggling to tell a simple joke. That's likely because his earlier humor was mean spirited and not meant with any sense of irony. As he became nicer and more emphatic that kind of humor probably would be hard for him to pull up again.
* ChekhovsGunman: Gets PutOnABus during the Buu Saga with the only explanation being that Tenshinhan left to train. He later returns to save Dende from being killed by Buu.
* ComboPlatterPowers: [[BarrierWarrior Force fields]], [[AttackReflector reflecting energy]], [[SealedEvilInACan sealing]], PowerCopying, {{Telepathy}}, SelfDuplication, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous growing extra limbs]], [[BlindedByTheLight creating blinding light]]...
* TheComicallySerious: After his HeelFaceTurn. He completely dropped his serious tone under the training with Piccolo, Kaio, Yamcha and Chiaotzu. Constantly goofing off, even to the point of incurring the wrath of Piccolo, who respected him back in ''Dragon Ball''.
* ConMan: ''Anime Only.'' Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu's first appearance in the anime shows them as a pair of travelling con artists.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique:
** Like Master Roshi, he knows the Mafuba/Evil Containment Wave, the technique that can seal evil at the expense of ones' life. [[PowerCopy He learns it after witnessing Master Roshi use it during his failed attempt to reseal King Piccolo]]. He challenges King Piccolo and tries to seal him with it. Depending if you read the manga or watched the anime, Tien either never gets the chance to use the technique since the rice cooker he was going to used got damaged while he was training, or he succeeds in using it, but Drum interferes, indirectly saving his life.
** He knows another dangerous technique, Kikoho (Tri-Beam in the dub). It uses energy directly from his life force and causes an energy blast that is more powerful than him, which allows him to pin Semi-Perfect Cell and deflect an energy blast from Super Buu. The only problem is it will kill him if he uses it too much, like it did when he used it against Nappa. Even when it doesn't kill him, it still exhausts him to the point of not being able to fight and shortens his life.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** In his early appearances, he displayed an acidic sense of humor:
---> '''Tenshinhan:''' ''(to Yamcha)'' For someone who doesn't speak pain, you sound very fluent.
** Even after a long time, he still hasn't lost it.
---> '''Yamcha:''' ''(to #18, who had just rebuffed Krillin after being revived)'' Why you...! You should be thankful! Or do you wanna get beat up?\\
'''Tenshinhan:''' I assume it won't be you to do that...
* DeathByDisfigurement: His first death, due to losing his left arm to Nappa.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Subverted. Tenshinhan actually won; Goku didn't beat him until the next tournament. For that matter, he'd already made his HeelFaceTurn before the fight was even over.
* DemotedToExtra: In the Buu Saga and ''GT''. [[EleventhHourRanger He shows up again to fight in the Buu Saga]] only to be [[CurbStompBattle one-shotted]].
* {{Determinator}}: He has no problem rushing into battle with opponents he knows he can't beat.
** Taken UpToEleven when he [[YouShallNotPass stands his ground]] against Imperfect Cell to buy Android 18 time to escape and uses his Neo-Tri-Beam/Kikoho (which is CastFromHitPoints) against Cell. Despite the huge gap between their power, Tien is able to keep Cell pinned down, until he literally collapses from having burned all his energy. The man just has no ''quit'' in him!
** In the Buu Saga, despite already retiring from fighting, he pulls a BigDamnHeroes and intervenes during Majin Buu's rampage, neutralizing one of the Majin's attacks using his Neo-Tri-Beam, saving Mr. Satan and Dende. He tries to use this attack against Majin Buu himself, but it doesn't work, with Buu knocking him out with a kick.
** In Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods, he's the only human who had the balls to fight Beerus.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: From the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament to the end of ''Dragon Ball''.
* DoppelgangerAttack: His Multiform/''Shishin no Ken'' technique, but unfortunately the [[AwesomeButImpractical copies are weaker than the original]].
* DragonInChief: To [[BrokenPedestal Master Shen]]. He's stronger, but still follows orders until his HeelFaceTurn.
* DubNameChange: Not as obvious as other examples but "Tien Shinhan" is most definitely not the single name Tenshinhan. Also, Latin American Spanish material gives his name as Ten Shin Han, and some European localizations give his name as Tenshin Han, often shortening it to just Tenshin. See SpellMyNameWithAnS for more details.
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* EnemyMine: After King Piccolo attacks, Krillin is dead, Yamcha has a broken leg, and Goku is off trying to beat up Krillin's killer. Ergo, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu get recruited by Roshi to gather the Dragon Balls before Piccolo gets to them. Tenshinhan notes this as much, saying even though he acknowledges his previous actions as wrong, he still considers himself and Chiaotzu as Shen's students, and simply asking for forgiveness won't be enough.
* EnlightenmentSuperpower: Subverted. [[http://imgur.com/opOX3dZ According to Toriyama]], Tien has achieved enlightenment and should have godlike powers, but the evil influence of the Crane Hermit prevents him from ever using those powers to their full potential.
* EpiphanyTherapy: He turned rather quickly.
* ExtraEyes: Has a third eye on his forehead for unexplained reasons, representing his awakened PsychicPowers.
* FingerGun: The Dodon Ray/''Dodonpa''.
* {{Flight}}: One of the first characters in the series to fly, as it is the signature technique of his martial arts school.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The scar on Tenshinhan's chest is a memento of his tournament battle with Taopaipai, who had hidden a knife in his cybernetics.
* HandicappedBadass: He lost his left arm during his fight with Nappa. It didn't stop him from continuing the fight.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Tenshinhan is the only character among the human protagonists who has no interest in living a normal life and spends most of his time training, even during peaceful times. Unfortunately, all of his effort is still not enough to put him in the same league as the Saiyans or Piccolo, making his usefulness against the incredibly powerful enemies the protagonists must go up against very limited.
* HeelFaceTurn: Introduced as a rival trained by an evil dojo. Becomes one of Goku's best allies.
* HeirToTheDojo: According to ''Dragon Ball Online'', he becomes the heir to the new Crane School despite breaking ties with his former master.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Early on in the King Piccolo Saga, he briefly suffers this; in the episode "Tien's Atonement," he's nearly arrested on suspicion of the murders of several martial artists, though Tambourine is the real culprit. It's not unjustified, since Tien ''did'' have a reputation for being exceptionally brutal during fights, most notably breaking Yamcha's leg when he was already down ForTheEvulz.
* HeroicRROD: His Tri-Beam/Spirit Cannon attack, which is supposed to kill the user if used too long; nevertheless, Tenshinhan is able to master it so that it can be used repeatedly. In ''Z'', given the exponential power rise of the opposition, it quickly becomes Tenshinhan's first-choice technique, and using it, he's even capable of pinning Semi-Perfect Cell down for a while before getting incapacitated.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Chiaotzu. They are almost always together and Tien doesn't feel complete without him. When it looks like Chiaotzu won't be revived since Shenron can't bring someone back to life twice, he's willing to stay in the afterlife with him.
* HonorBeforeReason: Even while Shen's pupil. When he realizes that Chiaotzu is paralyzing Goku under Shen's orders, he immediately orders him to stop because he wants to beat Goku in a fair fight, and after he does so and Shen is dealt with, he even lets Goku give him quite a beating to even things out.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler:He blames himself for Chiaotzu's death. Both in ''Ball'' and ''Z'', sadly enough.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Tsurusennin calls him "Ten," while Chaozu calls him "Ten-san."
* KamehameHadoken: He [[AwesomenessByAnalysis copied it]] off of Yamcha.
* KickTheDog: He breaks Yamcha's leg after he was already defeated and unconscious.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: At the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, he beats Yamcha by landing a powerful kick to his gut while they were in mid-air. After Yamcha falls back into the ring, Tien decides to land a kneedrop onto Yamcha's leg, ''breaking it''. Goku calls out Tien on this, saying how Yamcha was already unconscious, so breaking his leg was unnecessary. Tien shrugs him off while laughing.
* KilledOffscreen: His second death was not shown, but it happened due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* LuminescentBlush: It's hard to find it, but it's there.
* ManInAKilt: In ''Battle of Gods'' onwards, he wears a long, flowing monk-like skirt.
* MasterApprenticeChain: He trained under the Crane School whose founder, Master Shen, studied under the same master as Roshi: Mutaito > Master Shen > Tien
* MoralMyopia: When he was the Crane Hermit's student, he is angry at Goku for killing Mercenary Tao. This is despite Tao being a renown assassin and Goku tells him that he was only defending himself.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous: The rarely-seen but very-dangerous Four Witches Technique allows him to grow additional arms from behind his shoulders.
* MysteriousPast: He gets almost no background information outside of being the Crane Hermit's student and training to be an assassin. How he met the Crane Hermit or Chiaotzu is never explained.
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* NoBodyLeftBehind: His second death was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* OddFriendship: Hints of it with Piccolo in the Cell Saga. His friendship with Gohan could also be considered this, especially in the beginning.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks the same age in ''GT''. By then, he's in his early ''sixties''.
* OnlySaneMan: Shares this role with Piccolo and Future Trunks.
* OrderedToCheat: In the the 22nd World Tournament, The Crane Hermit orders Tenshinhan to kill Goku while he's paralyzed by Chiaotzu. He refuses.
* OutOfFocus: In the Namek/Frieza Saga after dying, and again in the Buu Saga onwards.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Par for the course in this series, as everyone and their grandmother are casually outclassed by even the weakest Saiyans, but Tien is still one of the strongest non-Saiyan Humans. He's won more battles than many other characters, including against Yamcha, Goku and Taopaipai (in Dragonball), a Saibaman (In Dragonball Z) and Jeice and Burter (in Z filler). That's not too bad considering he's not a Saiyan.
* PutOnABus: After the Cell Games, Tenshinhan had no more reason to hang out with the Z gang since [[spoiler: Goku chose not to be revived]] and went into hiding with Chiaotzu. Throughout the Buu arc, he and Chiaotzu had a couple of brief appearances until Tenshinhan saved Mr. Satan and Dende from getting killed by Buu. He [[TheBusCameBack returns as a regular for ''Super'']].
* PapaWolf: Around Chiaotzu most of his life as well as around Gohan during the Saiyan and Cell Saga.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Tenshinhan has no spoken lines in ''Anime/DragonBallYoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn'' special for ''Magazine/ShonenJump'''s 40th anniversary due to Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki [[TearJerker not being among the living anymore.]] Creator/ToeiAnimation [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming felt the reason to pay their respects this way because ''the entire'' original cast came back to voice their characters, meaning only Tenshinhan would have been the odd one out.]]
* RedemptionDemotion: When he was first introduced as an antagonist, his powers were as great as Goku's. After he became one of the good characters, he was surpassed by Goku and, as the series developed, his powers were thoroughly outclassed by the Saiyans, Piccolo and most enemies.
* TheRival: Was this to Goku and gave him one of his toughest matches in the original series. He's also one of the few people to defeat Goku, even if it was a stroke of luck. Although outmatched during the 23rd Martial Arts Tournament, he still gave Goku a decent match and forced him to removed his weighted clothes. In ''Z'', Goku completely surpass him, but he still tries to reach Goku's level, despite knowing it's futile.
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* SecretKeeper: He is aware that Master Roshi is Jackie Chun, but never discloses this to anyone else out of respect.
* SealedEvilInACan: One of the only people with this ability (the Evil Containment Wave).
* SenselessSacrifice: In the Saiyan Saga. After Chiaotzu's own SenselessSacrifice and losing an arm, Tien channels all of his remaining power into a one-handed Tri-Beam to attack Nappa with. It only damages his armor, and Tien kicks it while bemoaning his failure; to add insult to injury, according to Vegeta, the technique probably ''would'' have done more damage had Nappa not seen it coming at the last second.
* ShadowArchetype: Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tien represents what Goku would be like if he allowed his arrogance and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy natural talent]] for fighting to go to his head. This different also highlights the difference between the Turtle and the Crane Schools. Master Roshi went out of his way to teach his students humility and that there was always someone better. The Crane Hermit bloated his students' egos, telling them that there was no one stronger than them.
* SignatureMove: Kikoho / Tri-Beam + variants. He's also known for Taiyouken / Solar Flare-- this so much his move that Goku mentally apologizes to him for stealing it.
* SimpleYetAwesome: His Solar Flare (''Taiyōken'') technique. It doesn't require a lot of power, it is easy to learn, and can blind almost any opponent.
* SmugSuper: When he was introduced, he truly believed that no one was stronger than him since he trained under the Crane Hermit. He regularly demeaned Yamcha and all of the Turtle School as weaklings. Despite his smugness, he backed it up by beating Yamcha, despite Tien admitting it was a tougher fight than he thought, and Master Roshi, who acknowledged that Tien may have won even if Roshi hadn't forfeited. He also fought Goku, a powerful HumanAlien, to a standstill and won because luck was on his side. After the tournament, however, he drops this attitude after acknowledging that he still had a lot to learn.
* TheSociopath: He tries to be this, being both emotionally cold and taking delight in causing pain to others like breaking Yamcha's leg after he's knocked unconscious. His goal in life is to be a great assassin like his idol Mercenary Tao. Master Roshi sees right thought this and in the dub says that Tien will never be a good assassin because he has a conscience unlike Tao. During his match with Goku, [[HeelFaceTurn he also comes to realize that he never had the heart of a killer, since he cares more about winning fairly than killing Goku out of revenge]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tien Shinhan vs. Tenshinhan. Also overlaps with BilingualBonus due to the fact that due to his name being written in hanzi/kanji, the actual Chinese pinyin of it is read out as "Tianjinfan", "Tien" is most likely a butchered version of the actual pinyin pronunciation of "Tian".
* SpiritedCompetitor:
** Of all the humans, he's the one fighting means the most to. In the original Dragon Ball, he was a Borderline Blood Knight. He stops Chiaotzu from weakening Goku with psychic powers so Tien can have a fair fight with him.
** In ''Bojack Unbound'', he insists post-Cell Games Trunks fight him without holding back. He knows he'll lose, but he'd rather lose honestly than lose with Trunks going easy on him.
* SphereOfDestruction: Tri-Beam/''Kikouhou'', though it's actually more of a square.
* SurpassedTheTeacher: He's surpassed Master Shen when he's introduced in the story. Three years later, he completely outclass Tao, even after he's stronger than ever as a cyborg. After training with Kami, he becomes stronger than him too.
* SuperiorSuccessor: He is stronger than the Crane Hermit when he is first introduced and he also greatly surpasses Mercenary Tao even after he's rebuilt into a cyborg. He becomes even stronger than Kami after training with him to prepare for the Saiyans. Going by ''Dragon Ball Online'', he becomes the new master of the Crane School and this plot line is carried into ''Super'' where he opens his own dojo. At the same time, while he's a superior fighter to his masters, he's inferior as an assassin since he has a conscience.
* SuperSenses: With three-eyes, it's only natural that he has better than average eyesight.
* TheStoic: Besides frustration, he rarely shows any emotion even when badly matched. It helps to make him the ComicallySerious. [[BerserkButton He only shows real anger if Chiaotzu is in danger]].
* SupportingLeader: During the King Piccolo Saga.
* TameHisAnger: [[OldMaster Master Roshi]] specifically wanted to do this with Tenshinhan. And he's one of the first major characters to do it (Yamcha and Krillin weren't really angry).
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Despite never being able to catch up to the Saiyans or Piccolo, Tien has several powerful and effective techniques that makes him an useful ally. His Solar Flare is one of the best techniques in the series, able to blind even the most powerful opponent and is copied by several characters. His Tri-Beam can pin down monsters like Cell and deflect a planet buster from Super Buu, [[CastFromHitPoints although at the cost of his lifespan]].
* ThirdEye: On his forehead. [[FlipFlopOfGod Sources vary on how he got it]], though its either due to heritage or reaching enlightenment.
* ThoseTwoGuys:
** Him and Chiaotzu, of course, but he also gets lumped into this with Yamcha - particularly in America, where ''Dragon Ball Z'' was aired first. While major characters in the original series, in ''Z'' he and Yamcha are just the two human fighters who pop up when a battle is going on.
** During the Cell Saga he's also shown with Piccolo a lot, where the two of them chased after Imperfect Cell, while later observing the events from Kami's Lookout while conversing.
* TrueCompanions: Averted. Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu only associate with the Z-fighters when there's a crisis and seem to have no interest in them socially. They didn't attend the reunion party at the beginning of the Saiyan saga and after the Cell games Tenshinhan tells the others that they'll probably never meet again. Tenshinhan and Goku don't even meet face-to-face in ''Z'' until Goku returns to Earth at the beginning of the Android saga, eight years after their last meeting at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai. He seems to loosen up a little about this after Buu is defeated, showing up at the big post-Buu celebration party at Capsule Corporation near the end of ''Z'' and appearing at Bulma's birthday party that takes place during ''Battle of Gods'' and the beginning of ''Super''.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: When he was introduced, he was a typical ArrogantKungFuGuy who regularly trashed the Turtle School as a bunch of weaklings. He was especially confrontational towards Yamcha and specifically had Chiaotzu rig the lottery so he would fight him first. Although he beat Yamcha, he does admit that Yamcha was stronger than he thought. He then goes on to say that the rest of the Turtle School should be easy since Yamcha was obviously the strongest since Krillin and Goku were just [[JustAKid kids]], not knowing that Yamcha was actually the weakest of the three. He only changed his mind after Goku revealed that he killed Tao. After his fight against Goku, he overall becomes a more humble person who never underestimates his opponents again.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He is the first opponent since Mercenary Tao and Gohan Sr. to really give Goku a good match and push him past his limit.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tenshinhan mostly fights topless.
* WarmUpBoss: Serves as this to Goku during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. He forces Goku to remove his weighted clothes and fight somewhat seriously, but he never really pushes Goku, something he notes after their match.
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: In ''DBZ'', though he does get one decent fight in the Cell Saga (see YouShallNotPass).
* WeakButSkilled: He possesses an incredible repertoire of techniques (including [[MultiArmedAndDangerous growing a pair of extra arms]]) and is the one of the most technical fighters in the series. Several characters have copied his techniques for their own use, most notably the Solar Flare. Goku even took it a step further and turned that very attack against Tenshinhan in their rematch.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the Majin Buu Saga, after Dende healed Tenshinhan from Buu's attack, he wasn't seen again until after the Earth was restored and everyone was revived.
* TheWorfEffect: Just like the other Earthling characters. He gets destroyed by Drum who Goku takes out with one kick and couldn't match Goku in their rematch at the 22nd Tournament. In ''Z'' he loses his arm to Nappa after he punched it off and choked out by Android 17. He also goes down in one kick by Super Buu.
* WorthyOpponent: Part of his HeelFaceTurn happened because he acknowledged Goku as his rival and equal. Even after Goku completely surpassed him, he still trains to fight him.
* YouShallNotPass: Tenshinhan kept ''Cell'' (in his Semi-Perfect form) pinned down using his Neo Tri-Beam, so that #18 could get away and hide until the Saiyans completed their training. Note this is pretty late in the Z series, and he was useless in hand to hand combat compared to the now-Super Saiyans. Also, it was only not a HeroicSacrifice because of Goku's instant transmission and a Senzu Bean.
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tien Shinhan vs. Tenshinhan. Also overlaps with ilingualBonus due to the fact that due to his name being written in hanzi/kanji, the actual Chinese pinyin of it is read out as "Tianjinfan", "Tien" is most likely a butchered version of the actual pinyin pronunciation of "Tian".

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tien Shinhan vs. Tenshinhan. Also overlaps with ilingualBonus BilingualBonus due to the fact that due to his name being written in hanzi/kanji, the actual Chinese pinyin of it is read out as "Tianjinfan", "Tien" is most likely a butchered version of the actual pinyin pronunciation of "Tian".


* DubNameChange: Not as obvious as other examples but "Tien Shinhan" is most definitely not the single name Tenshinhan. Also, Latin American Spanish material gives his name as Ten Shin Han, and some European localizations give his name as Tenshin Han, often shortening it to just Tenshin.

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* DubNameChange: Not as obvious as other examples but "Tien Shinhan" is most definitely not the single name Tenshinhan. Also, Latin American Spanish material gives his name as Ten Shin Han, and some European localizations give his name as Tenshin Han, often shortening it to just Tenshin. See SpellMyNameWithAnS for more details.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tien Shinhan vs. Tenshinhan.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tien Shinhan vs. Tenshinhan. Also overlaps with ilingualBonus due to the fact that due to his name being written in hanzi/kanji, the actual Chinese pinyin of it is read out as "Tianjinfan", "Tien" is most likely a butchered version of the actual pinyin pronunciation of "Tian".

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* ManInAKilt: In ''Battle of Gods'' onwards, he wears a long, flowing monk-like skirt.


* AdaptationalWimp: In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenshinhan manages to last for a decent amount of time, earning a few eliminations prior to his ring out at the hands of Universe 2's Harmira, due to letting his guard down after defeating him and even then, Tien managed to [[TakingYouWithMe take Harmira down with him]]. In the manga, he tries to fight Frost from Universe 6 after Frost knocked out Krillin, but Frost takes him down in a flash after [[NoSell taking his Neo-Tri Beam]].

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* AdaptationalWimp: In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenshinhan manages to last for a decent amount of time, earning a few eliminations prior to his ring out at the hands of Universe 2's Harmira, due to letting his guard down after defeating him and even then, Tien managed to [[TakingYouWithMe take Harmira down with him]]. In the manga, he tries to fight Frost from Universe 6 after Frost knocked out Krillin, but Frost takes him down in a flash after [[NoSell taking tanking his Neo-Tri Beam]].


* AdaptationalWimp: An embarrassing example. In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenchinhan manages to last a good while and take down an opponent alongside him. In the manga? He tries to ''fight Frost from Universe 6'', whose Neo-Tribeam does nothing, and Frost takes him down in a flash.

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* AdaptationalWimp: An embarrassing example. In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenchinhan Tenshinhan manages to last for a good while decent amount of time, earning a few eliminations prior to his ring out at the hands of Universe 2's Harmira, due to letting his guard down after defeating him and even then, Tien managed to [[TakingYouWithMe take Harmira down an opponent alongside him. with him]]. In the manga? He manga, he tries to ''fight fight Frost from Universe 6'', whose Neo-Tribeam does nothing, and 6 after Frost knocked out Krillin, but Frost takes him down in a flash.flash after [[NoSell taking his Neo-Tri Beam]].


** In his fight with Goku at the 22nd World Marital Arts Tournament, his performs better in the anime where he's able to match Goku with Goku only having a slight advantage. In the manga, the fight is far more one-sided with Goku dominating Tien until Chiaotzu paralyzes Goku, allowing Tien to badly injure Goku. Although Tien gets on Chiaotzu for this and allows Goku to plummet him as repayment, the damaged was done.

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** In his fight with Goku at the 22nd World Marital Martial Arts Tournament, his performs better in the anime where he's able to match Goku with Goku only having a slight advantage. In the manga, the fight is far more one-sided with Goku dominating Tien until Chiaotzu paralyzes Goku, allowing Tien to badly injure Goku. Although Tien gets on Chiaotzu for this and allows Goku to plummet him as repayment, the damaged was done.


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* AdaptationalWimp: An embarrassing example. In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Tenchinhan manages to last a good while and take down an opponent alongside him. In the manga? He tries to ''fight Frost from Universe 6'', whose Neo-Tribeam does nothing, and Frost takes him down in a flash.


* BoringButPractical: His Solar Flare (''Taiyōken'') technique. It doesn't require a lot of power, it is easy to learn, and can blind almost any opponent.



* ShadowArchetype: Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tien represents what Goku would be like if he allowed his arrogance and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy natural talent]] for fighting to go to his head. This different also highlights the difference between the Turtle and the Crane Schools. Master Roshi went out of his way to teach his students humility and that there was always someone better. The Crane Hermit bloated his students' egos, telling them that there was no one stronger than them.


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* ShadowArchetype: Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tien represents what Goku would be like if he allowed his arrogance and [[ArrogantKungFuGuy natural talent]] for fighting to go to his head. This different also highlights the difference between the Turtle and the Crane Schools. Master Roshi went out of his way to teach his students humility and that there was always someone better. The Crane Hermit bloated his students' egos, telling them that there was no one stronger than them.


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* SimpleYetAwesome: His Solar Flare (''Taiyōken'') technique. It doesn't require a lot of power, it is easy to learn, and can blind almost any opponent.


** Taken UpToEleven when he [[YouShallNotPass stands his ground]] against Imperfect Cell to buy Android 18 time to escape and uses his Tri-Beam/Kikoho (which is CastFromHitPoints) to keep Cell pinned down until he literally collapses from having burned all his energy. The man just has no ''quit'' in him!

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** Taken UpToEleven when he [[YouShallNotPass stands his ground]] against Imperfect Cell to buy Android 18 time to escape and uses his Tri-Beam/Kikoho Neo-Tri-Beam/Kikoho (which is CastFromHitPoints) against Cell. Despite the huge gap between their power, Tien is able to keep Cell pinned down down, until he literally collapses from having burned all his energy. The man just has no ''quit'' in him!him!
** In the Buu Saga, despite already retiring from fighting, he pulls a BigDamnHeroes and intervenes during Majin Buu's rampage, neutralizing one of the Majin's attacks using his Neo-Tri-Beam, saving Mr. Satan and Dende. He tries to use this attack against Majin Buu himself, but it doesn't work, with Buu knocking him out with a kick.


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!!Tien Shinhan (天津飯; ''Tenshinhan'')

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!!Tien Shinhan (天津飯; (天津飯, ''Tenshinhan'')



->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki (''Dragon Ball'', ''Z'' and ''GT''), Creator/KoichiYamadera (''Z'' eps. 82 and 84 only), Creator/MitsuakiMadono (''Burst Limit'', ''Infinite World'', and ''Revenge of King Piccolo''), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (''Kai'')

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->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki (''Dragon Ball'', ''Z'' and ''GT''), Creator/KoichiYamadera (''Z'' eps. 82 and 84 only), Creator/MitsuakiMadono (''Burst Limit'', ''Infinite World'', and ''Revenge of King Piccolo''), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (''Kai'')(''Kai'' and ''Super'')



->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Ismael Larumbe '''(current voice)''', Esteban Desco (''Z'' eps. 267-268 and 285), Armando Coria (''Dragon Ball'' Harmony Gold), Creator/GabrielRamos (Kid)

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->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' American Spanish):''' Ismael Larumbe '''(current voice)''', Esteban Desco (''Z'' eps. 267-268 and 285), Armando Coria (''Dragon Ball'' Harmony Gold), Creator/GabrielRamos (Kid)


[[center: [- [[Characters/DragonBall Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMainCharacters Main Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Son Goku]] ([[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesAToC A-C]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesDToH D-H]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesIToO I-O]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesPToZ P-Z]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBulma Bulma]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMasterRoshi Master Roshi]] | [[Characters/DragonBallYamcha Yamcha]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKrillin Krillin]] | '''Tien Shinhan/Tenshinhan''' | [[Characters/DragonBallPiccolo Piccolo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGohan Son Gohan]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVegeta Vegeta]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFutureTrunks Future Trunks]] [[Characters/DragonBallSupportingCast Supporting Cast]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChiChi Chi-Chi]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallZGTSupportingCast Z/GT Supporting Cast]] ([[Characters/DragonBallAndroids17And18 Androids 17 and 18]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMrSatan Mr. Satan/Mr. Hercule]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVidel Videl]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallTournamentCharacters Tournament Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOriginalSeriesVillains Original Series Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOthers Other Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSaiyans Saiyans]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains DBZ Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza Freeza/Frieza]] ([[Characters/DragonBallFriezasEmpire Frieza's Empire]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu Majin Buu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZMovieVillains DBZ Movie Villains]] ([[Characters/DragonBallBroly Broly]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBeerus Beerus]] | [[Characters/DragonBallWhis Whis]] | [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains GT Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSuper Super]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse7 Universe 7]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse2 Universe 2]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse3 Universe 3]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse4 Universe 4]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6 Universe 6]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChampa Champa]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVados Vados]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrost Frost]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCabba Cabba]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHit Hit]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKale Kale]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse9 Universe 9]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse10 Universe 10]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse11 Universe 11]] ([[Characters/DragonBallToppo Toppo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallJiren Jiren]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallGokuBlack Goku Black]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZamasu Zamasu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHeroes Heroes]] | [[Characters/DragonballHeroesVillains DBH Villains]] | [[Characters/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman Jaco the Galactic Patrolman]] | [[Characters/DragonBallXenoverse Xenoverse]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFighterz FighterZ]]]]-]

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[[center: [- [[Characters/DragonBall Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMainCharacters Main Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Son Goku]] ([[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesAToC A-C]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesDToH D-H]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesIToO I-O]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesPToZ P-Z]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBulma Bulma]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMasterRoshi Master Roshi]] | [[Characters/DragonBallYamcha Yamcha]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKrillin Krillin]] | '''Tien Shinhan/Tenshinhan''' | [[Characters/DragonBallPiccolo Piccolo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGohan Son Gohan]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVegeta Vegeta]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFutureTrunks Future Trunks]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSupportingCast Supporting Cast]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChiChi Chi-Chi]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallZGTSupportingCast Z/GT Supporting Cast]] ([[Characters/DragonBallAndroids17And18 Androids 17 and 18]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMrSatan Mr. Satan/Mr. Hercule]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVidel Videl]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallTournamentCharacters Tournament Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOriginalSeriesVillains Original Series Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOthers Other Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSaiyans Saiyans]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains DBZ Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza Freeza/Frieza]] ([[Characters/DragonBallFriezasEmpire Frieza's Empire]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu Majin Buu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZMovieVillains DBZ Movie Villains]] ([[Characters/DragonBallBroly Broly]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBeerus Beerus]] | [[Characters/DragonBallWhis Whis]] | [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains GT Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSuper Super]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse7 Universe 7]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse2 Universe 2]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse3 Universe 3]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse4 Universe 4]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6 Universe 6]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChampa Champa]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVados Vados]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrost Frost]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCabba Cabba]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHit Hit]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKale Kale]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse9 Universe 9]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse10 Universe 10]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse11 Universe 11]] ([[Characters/DragonBallToppo Toppo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallJiren Jiren]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallGokuBlack Goku Black]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZamasu Zamasu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHeroes Heroes]] | [[Characters/DragonballHeroesVillains DBH Villains]] | [[Characters/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman Jaco the Galactic Patrolman]] | [[Characters/DragonBallXenoverse Xenoverse]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFighterz FighterZ]]]]-]


[[center: [- [[Characters/DragonBall Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMainCharacters Main Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Son Goku]] ([[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesAToC A-C]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesDToH D-H]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesIToO I-O]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesPToZ P-Z]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBulma Bulma]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMasterRoshi Master Roshi]] | [[Characters/DragonBallYamcha Yamcha]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKrillin Krillin]] | '''Tien Shinhan/Tenshinhan''' | [[Characters/DragonBallPiccolo Piccolo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGohan Son Gohan]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVegeta Vegeta]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFutureTrunks Future Trunks]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSupportingCast Supporting Cast]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZGTSupportingCast Z/GT Supporting Cast]] | [[Characters/DragonBallTournamentCharacters Tournament Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOriginalSeriesVillains Original Series Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOthers Other Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains DBZ Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza Freeza/Frieza]] ([[Characters/DragonBallFriezasEmpire Frieza's Empire]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu Majin Buu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZMovieVillains DBZ Movie Villains]] ([[Characters/DragonBallBroly Broly]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBeerus Beerus]] | [[Characters/DragonBallWhis Whis]] | [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains GT Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSuper Super]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse7 Universe 7]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse2 Universe 2]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse3 Universe 3]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse4 Universe 4]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6 Universe 6]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChampa Champa]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVados Vados]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrost Frost]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCabba Cabba]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHit Hit]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKale Kale]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse9 Universe 9]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse10 Universe 10]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse11 Universe 11]] ([[Characters/DragonBallToppo Toppo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallJiren Jiren]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallGokuBlack Goku Black]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZamasu Zamasu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHeroes Heroes]] | [[Characters/DragonballHeroesVillains DBH Villains]] | [[Characters/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman Jaco the Galactic Patrolman]] | [[Characters/DragonBallXenoverse Xenoverse]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFighterz FighterZ]]]]-]

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[[center: [- [[Characters/DragonBall Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMainCharacters Main Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Son Goku]] ([[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesAToC A-C]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesDToH D-H]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesIToO I-O]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesPToZ P-Z]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBulma Bulma]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMasterRoshi Master Roshi]] | [[Characters/DragonBallYamcha Yamcha]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKrillin Krillin]] | '''Tien Shinhan/Tenshinhan''' | [[Characters/DragonBallPiccolo Piccolo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGohan Son Gohan]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVegeta Vegeta]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFutureTrunks Future Trunks]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSupportingCast Supporting Cast]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChiChi Chi-Chi]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallZGTSupportingCast Z/GT Supporting Cast]] ([[Characters/DragonBallAndroids17And18 Androids 17 and 18]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMrSatan Mr. Satan/Mr. Hercule]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVidel Videl]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallTournamentCharacters Tournament Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOriginalSeriesVillains Original Series Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOthers Other Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSaiyans Saiyans]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains DBZ Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza Freeza/Frieza]] ([[Characters/DragonBallFriezasEmpire Frieza's Empire]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu Majin Buu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZMovieVillains DBZ Movie Villains]] ([[Characters/DragonBallBroly Broly]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBeerus Beerus]] | [[Characters/DragonBallWhis Whis]] | [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains GT Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSuper Super]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse7 Universe 7]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse2 Universe 2]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse3 Universe 3]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse4 Universe 4]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6 Universe 6]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChampa Champa]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVados Vados]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrost Frost]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCabba Cabba]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHit Hit]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKale Kale]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse9 Universe 9]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse10 Universe 10]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse11 Universe 11]] ([[Characters/DragonBallToppo Toppo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallJiren Jiren]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallGokuBlack Goku Black]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZamasu Zamasu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHeroes Heroes]] | [[Characters/DragonballHeroesVillains DBH Villains]] | [[Characters/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman Jaco the Galactic Patrolman]] | [[Characters/DragonBallXenoverse Xenoverse]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFighterz FighterZ]]]]-]

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