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Tien Shinhan (Nikon23)


Human (Three Eyed Clan)
Tein, Ten, Tenshinhan
Manga Debut:
Dragon Ball
Debut Anime:
Dragon Ball Episode #83
Appears In:
Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball SF, Dragon Ball GF
Date of Birth:
733 Age
Date of Death:
762 Age (Revived)

774 Age (Revived)

798 Age (Revived)

807 Age (Revived)

800 Age (Revived)
Future Tien Shinhan (Alternate Timeline Counter Part)

Launch (Wife)

Raion Shinhan (Son)

Juri (Daughter in Law)

Jade Shinhan (Granddaughter)

Chaiotzu (Life-long Best Friend)

Master Shen (Former Master)

Mercenary Tao (Former Master)

Korin (Mentor)

Kami (Mentor)

Mr.Popo (Mentor)

King Kai (Mentor)

Yamcha (Fusee)

Tien Shinhan (also known simply as Tien) is a Earthling who is a descendant of the Three Eye Clan. He is a very skilled martial artist that first appears in Dragon Ball, and made appearances in the succeeding Dragon Ball Series and various films. He later marries Launch and together they have a son named Rai Shinhan. in Dragon Ball SF, Tien revives the Crane School. Tien later becomes a grandfather to his granddaughter Jade Shinhan.

Early Life: Edit

Tien Shinhan was born in the 733 Age to his parents. Tien Shinhan has a unique physical composition as a throwback to his ancestors, the Three Eyed Clan. He has the ability to grow arms from his back, split into four people and he achieved his third eye through deep meditation. During his early life, Tien enters Master Shen's Crane School. There, he learned powerful ki based techniques such as the Dodon Ray and the Tri-Beam, and he was taught defensive techniques by Master Shen's younger brother, Mercenary Tao.

Dragon Ball Edit

Fortune Teller Baba Saga through Tien Shinhan Saga: Edit

Tien and Chaiotzu first meet Goku when they are pretending to kill InoShikaCho and scamming villages for their fake services. Later along with Master Shen they travel to Papaya Island to compete in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament.

3 years later, Tien and Chiaotzu compete in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament representing the Crane School. In the preliminaries, he easily defeats Nam. In the quarterfinals, he defeats Yamcha and breaks his left leg. In the Semifinals, he fights against Jackie Chun and learns that Jackie Chun is Master Roshi. He wins the match after Master Roshi throws the fight in hopes to get Tien to change his ways. In the final match Tien fights against Goku and manages to defeat him and becomes the new World Martial Arts Champion. After the Tournament Tien Chiaotzu are accepted as new allies and friends after they abandon Master Shen and the Crane School.

King Piccolo Saga through Piccolo Jr. Saga: Edit

Soon afterwards Tien and Chaiotzu learns of the return of King Piccolo and helps Master Roshi find the Dragon Balls after learning of them. He witnesses Master Roshi defeat and death along with Chaiotzu at the hands of King Piccolo soon afterwards. Tien masters the Evil Containment Wave and trys to defeat King Piccolo but fails and is nearly killed by King Piccolo's offspring, Drum. He is later saved by Goku and witnesses Goku defeat King Piccolo. After everyone is revived by the Dragon Balls, Tien along with Yamcha, Krillin, Chaiotzu train at Korin Tower under Korin with Yajirobe to fight in the next World Martial Arts Tournament.
3 years later, Tien and the others compete in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. in the quarterfinals, Tien fights and defeats his former mentor, Mercenary Tao, now rebuilt as a cyborg. he is later defeated by Goku. He later watches the final match of the World Tournament between Goku and Piccolo, who is the reincarnation and final son of King Piccolo.

Dragon Ball Z Edit

Vegeta Saga through Garlic Jr. Saga: Edit

5 years later, Tien and Chaiotzu are seen still training around the world and Launch is following them along as well. Tien later learn that Goku is in fact a Saiyan and that he has died and that a new threat known as the Saiyabs will appear on Earth in a year's time. Tien along with Chaiotzu, Yamcha, Krillin and Yajirobe train under Kami and Mr. Popo on Kami's Lookout to prepare for the fight against the Saiyans. A year later, Tien easily defeat a Saibamen, but is no match for the Saiyan, Nappa. In a last attmept to defeat Nappoa, Tien dies trying to defeat him with a Tri Beam.

While in the Other World, Tien along withh Yamcha, Chaiotzu, and Piccolo under King Kai on King Kai's Planet and learn that Bulma, Krillin and Gohan are on their way to Planet Namek to use the Namekian Dragon Balls to wish them back to life. While on King Kai's Planet, Tien fight against Burter and Jiece of the Ginyu Force and defeats them. After Goku defeats Frieza on Namek, Tien and Chaiotzu are revived by the Namekian Drragon Balls and wished back to Earth.

A year later, Tien along with almost everyone else on Earth are taken over by the Black Water Mist released by Garlic Jr. Tien along with everyone else is later return back to normal after the Sacred Water is used on the Earth.

Trunks Saga through Cell Games Saga: Edit


A year later, Tien and the Z Fighters prepare to fight against Frieza and King Cold, who have now appeared on Earth. After witnessing a mysterious boy defeat both Frieza and King Cold, they learn of the Androids created by Dr. Gero that will appear within three years to defeat them all. Tien and Chaiotzu prepare themselves for this threat by training for the next three years.

3 years later, to Tien's suggestion, Chiaotzu remains at Kame House while Tien joins up with Goku and the Z Fighters to fight against the Androids. After being defeated by the Androids, Tien returns back to his training with Chaiotzu after learning that the mysterious boy named Trunks is in fact the son of Vegeta and Bulma from another timeline. Tien later learns of the Android, Cell, who has come from yet another timeline in order to absorb Android 17 and Android 18 to reach his perfect form.
Tien attempted to prevent Cell from Abosrbing Android 18 and nearly dies in the process due to using the Tri Beam rapidly but is later rescued by Goku and bought back to Kami's Lookout to recover from his injuries. Tien later observes the Cell games, as Goku fights against Cell. He later fought against a Cell Jr. created by Cell, and is nearly killed in a fight. He later tries to fight against Cell and witnesses Gohan defeat Cell soon afterwards. Tien then bids farewell to everyone before he leaves. He and Chaiotzu continue their training around the world.

Bojack Unbound (Movie): Edit

After the defeat of Cell, Tien particpate in the Intergalatick Tournament with the Z Fighters. Tien fight against Trunks evenly for a while until he power up and Trunks transforms into a Super Saiyan and defeats him. much later, Tien and Yamcha fight against Bojack's mercenaries and are easily defeated.

Majin Buu Saga through Kid Buu Saga: Edit

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7 years later in the following Majin Buu Saga, Tien makes a apperance with Chiaoztu as their training in the mountains is interrupted when they both sense Goku transforming into his Super Saiyan 3 form, both shocked by the power Goku puts out.

Tien later reappears alongside Chiaotzu while they're traing in the mountains. Here, himself and Chaiotzu manage to evade being hit by Super Buu's Special Human Extinction Attack, which was used to exterminate the population of Earth. They then briefly examine the small craters left behind from Super Buu's attack. When Tien finally intervenes in the main battle, he saves Hercule , Gohan, Dende and Bee from being killed by Super Buu (Gotenks and Piccolo Absorbed). Tien then fires a Tri-Beam with enough to shock even Gohan. However, even with his massive power increase, Tien is still no match for Super Buu. After being cut in half by Goku using a Destructo Disk, Buu's legs land next to him, who is dispatched after a single kick from by Super Buu from behind.
When the Earth was destroyed by Kid Buu, Tien and Chaiotzu are killed in the process along with Piccolo, Gohan, Trunks and Goten. Once everyone is revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls, he and Chaiotzu later give their energy to Goku's Super Spirit Bomb so that he can kill Kid Buu. He is later seen at a party at Bulma's House in West City.   

Yo! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (Movie):Edit

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2 years after the defeat of Majin Buu, Tien along with Chaiotzu attends a banquet held by Mr. Satan along with his friends. He and Chiaotzu only appear in the manga version of the movie along with the Z Fighters. He along with the others witness meeting Vegeta's younger brother, Tarble and his wife, Gure, and Trunks and Goten (later fuse into Gotenks) fight against Abo and Kado (later into Aka).

Battle Of Gods (Movie):Edit

5 years after the defeat of Kid Buu, stoic Tien mainly does farming in addition to his training. He can split into multiple bodies and grow extra arms, so harvesting the crops grows quickly. he is found by Launch, who fell in love with him at first sight and had been constantly pursuing his whereabouts, once again and even reluctantly lives together with her. As she is not cut out for farming and Tien has no interest in romance, she leaves after just a few days. After that, Launch apparently stops in from time to time. He attends Bulma's birthday party along with his friends and allies and later fights against the God of Destruction, Bills and is easily outclassed.

Dragon Ball GT Edit

Baby Saga through Shadow Dragon Saga: Edit

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5 years later (10 years in the Funimation Dub), Tien along with everyone else on the Earth are taking over by the Tuffle Parasite, Baby, and is later cured by the Scared Water. He along with everyone else on Earth goes to Planet New Tuffle before the Earth is destroyed by the Black Star Dragon Balls, and is later returned to Earth after its restored by the Namekian Dragon Balls. Much later, Tien and Chaiotzu attend a party in West City at Capsule Corporation along with their friends.

a Year later, after the defeat of the Shadow Dragons, he witnesses Goku's departure as he leaves with Shenron in amazement and shock, while training under a waterfall with Chaiotzu.

Dragon Ball SF Edit

Generation Saga through 32nd World Tournament Saga: Edit

Tien Shinhan (DBSF)

Tien Shinhhan in Dragon Ball SF

7 years later, it is revealed that Tien and Launch have had a child together and have finally put their difference aside and decided to live as a family together. Tien Shinhan now runs the new Crane School and trains his son, Rai Sinhan and the Neko Majin, Z. After Goku's return, he and his wife, Launch's youth is restored making them younger through a wish from to Goku's merger with the Dragon Balls. Tien later competes in the 32nd World Martial Arts Tournament.

Nikon Saga through Cobra Saga: Edit

A year later, Tien, Chaiotzu, Raion and Z try to fight against the Saiyans, Nikon, Mass and Turles but are greatly outclassed and killed. While in the Other World, Tien trains on the Grand Kai's Planet under King Kai. He is later revived along with everyone else by the Gold Star Dragon Balls and returns to Earth to live with his family and continues to run the New Crane School.

General Copper Saga through Super Android 22 Saga: Edit

4 years later after the defeat of the Tritekian Cobra, Tien fights along with the Z Fighters against the Androids created by General Copper and are easily defeated one by one. during the two months of traing, Tien and Yamcha learn the Fusion Dance Technique in order to put up a better fight against this threat. Through fusion, as Tiencha, he and most of the Z Fighters are once again still no match for the Androids such as Super Android 22. During the Cell Games 2, Tien and Yamcha uses the Fusion of Tiencha to fight once again but to no avail they are outclassed. Tien later witnesses Goku's grandson, Rohan ascend into a Super Saiyan 2 and greatly outclass even Goku as a Super Saiyan 5 and defeat Super Android 22.

35th World Tournament Saga through Malvoc Saga: Edit

4 years later. Tien Sinhan is still running the New Crane School and training. He and Launch are now Grandparents due to their son, Raion having married and now a father to a daughter named Jade Shinhan. After Goku's return from the World of Eternal Dragons, Tien, Raion, Z and Jade Shinhan competes in the 35th World Martial Arts Tournament along with most of the Z Fighters. much later Goku and Vegeta are forced to leave the Tournament and fight against Bojack's older brother, Malvoc, who has appeared on Earth for revenge. 

Ark Saga through  Ark Jr. Saga: Edit

A year later, Tien and the Z Fiighters next threat is against the Anicent Monster known as Ark. Tien and most of the Z Fighters are no match for the monster and they are all eventually killed in a fight and later revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls and helps contribute to Goku's Universal Spirit Bomb. 


Techniques and Special Abilities: Edit

Sky Dancing Technique:
also known as Flight or Bukujutsu. The capability to fly by using Ki. at first, thisd technique was used only by Tien and Chaiotzu, then it was learnt by all of the Z Fighters, except for Yajirobe and Master Roshi.

Ki Blast: The most basic form of Ki Blasts.

Donimation Blast:
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Thr name of Tien's Full Power Energy Wave Barrage attack.

This is a technique used by Tien against Mercenary Tao first at the 23rd World Martial Tournament.

Dodon Ray:
The signature technique of the Crane School. It is a energy beam shot from a finger, which is more powerful than most normal Finger beams.

Super Knee Uppercut:
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Tien used this technique to brutally break Yamcha's leg in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament.

Solar Flare:
The technique is first used by Tien and invented by the Crane School. It is capable of blinding the oppponent for a short period of time.

A flying headbutt used by Tien in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament against Jackie Chun.

Machine Gun Punch:
Also known as Rapid Velocity or JackHammer Fist. Tien swings his arms so fast that they appear to be windmills on his shoulders and pummels his opponent many times.

Volley Ball Fist:
Also known as the Volleyball Attack. Tien uses his opponent as a ball and makes them fly with two hits before giving a final blow to stamp them into the ground.

Four Witches Technique:
Tien uses this ability to sprout two extra arms from his shoulder, so he can obtain four arms to fight his opponent.

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Tien's Special Technique first invented by hids former master, Master Shen. He unites his hands at the tips of the fingers and aims it at his target between his fingers and thumbs. He then shoots a powerful energy blast to hit it. This is a very dangerous attack, because it uses up most of the user's health so the user has to control how much energy he is putting into the blast in order to not overuse it. Tien later makes this attack much more powerful and performs a Spirit Tri-Beam and Neo Tri-Beam.

Multi Form:
Also known as the 12 Eyes Technique and the Quadruplication. Tien splits himself into four copies. The only weakness of the technique is that the copies split his original energy.

Ki Blast Cannon:
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An energy wave used by Tien similar to a Full Power Energy Wave. 

Mystery Ray:
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Also known as Focus Beam or Third Eye Beam

Afterimage: A technique invented by Master Roshi's Turtle School. Like many other fighters, Tien is also capble of performing the technique. He later is capable of performing the upgrade version of the technique, Wild Sense.

Mimicry: The ability to copy a opponent's technique after only seeing it once.

Tien copied this technique from Yamcha using Mimicry, after witnessing him use it during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament and uses it against Jackie Chun.

Evil Containment Wave:
Tien copied this technique from Master Roshi using Mimicry, after witnessing him try to use it on King Piccolo.

Ki Sense: The ability to sense Ki.

Telepathy: The ability to speak telepathically with the mind.

Telekinesis: Tien is shown to be able to use this technique to halt a waterfall while training in Dragon Ball Z.

Fusion Dance: The ability to fuse via the Fusion Dance Technique created by the Metamorans. Tien copied the technique after witnessing Trunks and Goten use it, and together he and Yamcha learn the technique.

Fusion: Edit


The result of Yamcha and Tien Shinhan using the Fusion Dance Technique created by the Metamorans. Tiencha makes his first appearance in Dragon Ball SF, during the two months of training in order to defeat the Androids created by General Copper.

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