Dragon Ball's Tien Gets Beefy One-Punch Man Makeover

One of the characters fans saw fall to the wayside throughout the duration of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series is Tien Shinhan. He presented a powerful foe when he was first introduced to the series, but like many of the side characters, he was forgotten once the scale of the battles far outgrew his range. But how would he do in a series with more balanced human fighters, and one where martial arts can be honed to a dangerous degree like One-Punch Man?

Artist Easterhands shared the super-buff take on Tien Shinhan to Reddit, and it's hard not to see him joining the ranks of One-Punch Man's Hero Association with an intense makeover like this! Check it out below!

I drew Tien in a more 'One Punch Man' style :) from r/dbz

With Tien's abilities, he certainly would make more of a dent in the world of One-Punch Man. Although he'd most likely still be outclassed by the S-Class heroes just as he is by Goku and Vegeta, Tien's range of martial arts skills would make him a popular and top tanking hero otherwise. He's technically the strongest human in the Dragon Ball canon, and with his cloning techniques, four arms, solar flare, and tons of fight experience, he'd be powerful hero.

His strengths may seem paltry in his original series, enough to where Tien is written out of things like the Tournament of Power in ridiculous ways, but that's just the nature of Goku and Vegeta taking on gods and even more powerful creatures. Tien could battle the monsters of One-Punch Man with relative ease, and would certainly give the newest villain Garou a run for his money.


One-Punch Man Season 2 is now streaming on Hulu, and on Crunchyroll outside of the United States. The season is directed by Chikara Sakurai (Naruto Shippuden episode director), for new production studio J.C. Staff. Yoshikazu Iwanami serves as sound director, and Chikashi Kubota contributes new character designs. The second season will run for 12 episodes, and Viz Media has licensed the season for an English release.

Viz Media describes One-Punch Man Season 2 as such, "Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special training,” he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Now, the great seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth being doomed seems to be coming true as the frequency of monster incidents escalates. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama begins his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association, while Garou, a man utterly fascinated by monsters, makes his appearance."