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-Tien Shinhan-
Race Human ("Three-eyes" tribe)
Gender Male
Date of birth Age 733
Height 6'1.75" (187cm)
Weight 165 lbs. (75kg)
Current Location New Crane School
Occupation Martial Arts Teacher
Allegiance New Crane School

Tien Shinhan (天津飯, Tenshinhan; commonly just called Tien) is a former antagonist and owns and operates the New Crane School.



Because of his harsh upbringing, Tien Shinhan is initially cold and heartless, thinking nothing of exploiting innocents and inflicting pain.

Technically, Tien is a triclops, which simply means a three-eyed creature, though this has never been depicted as being indicative of another alien race and is more likely just a rare trait in humans. In popular culture, the third eye is from becoming enlightened; Tien's third eye was achieved through deep meditation. Tien is arguably the strongest full blooded human on Earth in Dragon Ball Z. While it has been shown that he is stronger than Yamcha, it has never been further explained who is the strongest out of Tien and Krillin after Tien receives King Kai's training and Krillin receives the Namek Elder's unlock potential boost. Furthermore, he was shown to hold his own against Future Trunks (a Saiyan/Human hybrid) during the Intergalactic Tournament in Bojack Unbound.


Tien enjoys eating jiaozi/gyouza (Chiaotzu gets his name from this food) and shumai (Shu and Mai are named after this) His hobbies are volleyball and training in martial arts. 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. However, as more and more students enroll in his new Crane School, his heart starts softening, especially as he sees the struggle of his students when they lose battles. 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.