Type
Scripted
Premiered
Feb. 26, 1986
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
Japan
Network
Fuji TV TV Network

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Dragon Ball

Long ago a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained until he died. The young and strong boy was on his own until one day, hew met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the dragon balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven dragon balls in an adventure that would change Goku's life forever.

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Tien

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John BurgmeierJohn Burgmeier
John Burgmeier (born October 24, 1974) is an American anime voice actor, ADR script/head writer and the ...

Character Bio

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Tien Shinhan was originally a cold-hearted and ruthless warrior, never caring for anyone's life with the exception of his fellow students and mentors. This brutality can be plainly seen when he crushes Yamcha's and another fighter's leg during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. However, he finds a lifelong best friend in Chiaotzu, for whom he cares deeply, and vice-versa. He highly idolized his mentor Mercenary Tao, and desired to be a famous assassin like him. Due to Master Roshi's and Goku's consolations, he changed his demeanor and became one of the most respected warriors on the planet. Before he transitioned to the good side, he planned to kill Goku during the World Martial Arts Tournament as he was seen as a threat to himself and his cohorts. However, this mentality soon changes with the realization that he disagrees with the brutal methods employed by his masters, Shen and Mercenary Tao. He goes off on his own to train, and soon becomes a powerful ally to Goku and the others. His personality transitions from one of a brutal killer to that of an honorable warrior, one who cares deeply for those he strives to protect. He occasionally tries to repent for his former brutality but eventually rises above his horrid memories and looks toward the future.



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05x05 - Quicker Than Lightning
Season 5, Episode 05
03x25 - The Eternal Dragon Rises
Season 3, Episode 25
03x46 - Tien's Insurrection
Season 3, Episode 46
03x07 - Tao Attacks!
Season 3, Episode 07
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