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Techniques and special abilitiesEdit

  • Flight – It is the capability to fly by using the Ki. At first this technique was used only by Tien and Chiaotzu, then it was learnt also by all the Z Warriors, except for Yajirobe and Master Roshi.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
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    Tien fire's a ki blast at Goku.

  • Kiai – This is a technique used by Tien against Mercenary Tao at the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament: it consists in a yell that he uses to reject the less powerful attacks.
  • Dodon Ray – The signature technique of the Crane School. It is an energy beam shot from a finger, which is more powerful than a normal Kamehameha, yet doesn't need as much as charging time as the Kamehameha. Another version of the Dodon Ray technique is the Neo Dodon Ray. It is basically a larger, more powerful version of the Dodon Ray. The technique appears in Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit and Dragon Ball: Raging Blast.
  • Machine Gun Punch – Tien swings his arms so fast they appear to be windmills on his shoulder and pummels his opponent too many times to count. Tien uses this in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament against Goku.
  • 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 ring.
  • Four Witches Technique – Tien uses this ability to sprout two extra arms from the back and shoulders so he obtains four arms to fight his opponent. Tien performs this attack at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament and it allows him to immobilize Goku's arms and legs.
  • Multi-Form – Tien splits himself into four identical copies. The only weakness of this technique is that the copies split his original energy.
  • Eye Laser – Tien fires a straight white beam from his third eye. He uses it while splited into multiple identical copies in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament against Goku.
  • Ki Blast Cannon – A square blast of energy used by Tien when he split into multiple identical copies against Goku during the 23 World Martial Arts Tournament. In theBudokai series, the Ki Blast Cannon is fired in the same fashion as the Tri-Beam.
  • Tri-Beam – Tien's special technique. He unites his hands at the tips of the fingers and aims at his target between his fingers and his thumbs. Then he shoots a powerful energy blast to hit it. This is a very dangerous attack, because it uses up most of user's health so this one has to control how much energy he is putting into the blast in order to not over use it. Later Tien makes this attack more powerful and calls it the "Neo Tri-Beam". It is also called the "Ki Blast Cannon" in Budokai Tenkaichi video games.
    • Spirit Tri-Beam – An enhanced Tri-Beam which uses Tien's life energy.
    • Neo Tri-Beam – Another variation of the Tri-Beam, which also negatively affects Tien's life force.
  • Multi-Form Tri-Beam (四身の拳・気功砲) – Tien uses the Multi-Form to split himself into four identical copies and then, at the same time, each compy fires a Tri-Beam. This technique was named in the Gokuden video game series.
  • Spirit Burst – Tien experiences a sharp increase in power and speed.
  • Solar Flare – This technique is used the first time by Tien during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament
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    Tien using the Solar flare technique

    against Jackie Chun. He called it "Solar Flare of Crane School" because at that time he was Master Shen's pupil. The user of this technique puts his hands over the face and generates a powerful flash of light that temporarily blinds anyone whose eyes come in contact with it. Solar Flare is performed by other Z warriors and Cell as well.
  • Afterimage Technique – This is a technique that consists of disappearing from a place, leaving a shadow of oneself, for a short period of time in the original position and causing the shadow image effect. The enemy is deceived into thinking that his opponent is still there and this one can quickly move to another spot close by and attack him unexpectedly. Tien uses a variation of the afterimage, Wild Sense, in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Mimicry – Both Chiaotzu and Tien Shinhan have shown the ability to copy moves after seeing them only once. Tien states this after using his Kamehameha after copying it from Yamcha. He also uses it to copy Master Roshi's Evil Containment Wave to use on King Piccolo.
  • Kamehameha – Attack invented by Master Roshi. At first the user cups both of his hands to concentrate the energy; then, yelling Kamehameha in intervals as Ka - me - ha - me - ha!, he charges up, puts them on the side of his body and finally he unleashes a powerful ki blast.
  • Evil Containment Wave – Secret technique invented by Lord Mutaito (Master Roshi and Master Shen's teacher) to defeat King Piccolo. He manages to use a magic wind to propel the demon into an Electric Rice Cooker, trapping him at the cost of the user's life.
  • Telepathy – Tien is able to speak with his targets mentally.
  • Fusion Dance – Only in Budokai 2, Tien is able to use the fusion dance with Yamcha to form Tiencha.

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