Tien himself does not do any fighting until Android 16, Android 17, and Android 18 appear. Goku later stated that Roshi must have been doing secret training and had hidden his true power. By the second half of the Vegeta Saga, however, he ditches the robe for a whit… The brothers are challenged by Trunks and Goten but they fail in defeating them. In filler during this period, Tien and the other Z Fighters on Earth fight Shorty and Scarface, two illusion Saiyans they met on Planet Vegeta when using the Pendulum Room at Kami's Lookout to go back in time. He then quickly dispatches each of them, causing them to revert to the single being. Tien's next opponent is the winner of the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament, Jackie Chun and he faces his first true challenge. Birth Date Tien Shinhan is seen in the final episode, "Until We Meet Again", when Goku passes by him with Shenron as he and Chiaotzu are training under a waterfall. With the fight over, Tien looks forward to their next rematch, suspecting that Goku was still holding quite a bit back. During Dragon Ball Z, he is seen striving to become a powerful warrior and still hopes to surpass Goku one day. Along with his body there was a note with the character "demon" on it. During Kale's violent rampage against Goku, the female Saiyan unleashes a barrage of explosive ki blasts across the ring, which causes Tien and the others to get separated from each other. While on King Kai's planet, Tien noted that he cannot surpass Goku (from the Vegeta Saga) by doing the same training as him. Once everyone is revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls, he and Chiaotzu later give their energy to Goku's Super Spirit Bomb so that he can kill Kid Buu. The good mood is short-lived however, as Turtle student Krillin is unexpectedly killed while separated momentarily from the group. There, he learned powerful ki-based techniques such as the Dodon Ray and the Tri Beam, and he was also taught defensive techniques by Master Shen's younger brother, Mercenary Tao. Master Roshi puts an end to this by blasting Master Shen out of the stadium with a Kamehameha, allowing Tien and Goku to concentrate on their match. After Yurin's plans were foiled, Tien decides to take her on as a student, seeing her genuine desire to become strong, which she accepts. Yamcha puts up a better fight than Tien expected, but was still not a significant threat to Tien, who not only defeated him, but went further and ended the match by needlessly breaking Yamcha's leg while he was unconscious. Main article: Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu in The Tree of Might. After finding several of them though, their radar which informs them of the Dragon Balls locations shows them that the remaining ones are actually coming to them, meaning King Piccolo is also seeking the Dragon Balls and is coming for theirs. Main article: Chiaohan Tien's next opponent is the winner of the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament, Jackie Chun and he faces his first true challenge. After deliberately letting Goku give him a beating to make up for the beating he gave him while paralyzed, Tien and Goku continue to battle and Tien sprouts two extra arms to fight Goku, but Goku counters it when he grabs Tien's legs and holds onto them, causing Tien pain. Yamcha also enters the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai along with Goku, but loses in the first round of each tournament, to Jackie Chun (Kame-Sennin), Tien Shinhan, and Shen respectively. Saying farewell, he flies into the distance. After that, Tien has shown again and again that he's not to be underestimated. — "The Ultimate Sacrifice", Tien Shinhan As an adult, he is still short, standing at only 5 feet tall.Earlier on in the series, Krillin had eye whites. by Gohan, who turned Super Saiyan 2. When Super Buu threatens Earth's existence seven years later, Tien arrives just in time to save Gohan from certain death. At Kami's Lookout, Tien tells the other Z Fighters that they will probably never meet again. Oolong loses and Beerus's gets to destroy the Earth. Dragon Ball Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. It's later revealed in the aforementioned saga that Tien's not very good at all at insulting people, as he was struggling to to find the words to hurt Bikkura Quoitur's feelings. In an extra set of panels for the manga version, after Future Trunks uses Solar Flare on the Zamasus to their annoyance, it flashes to the present where Tien notes to Chiatozu that he thinks a god may have insulted his technique. 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