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{{Seealso|the character renamed Hero in the FUNimation dub|the Crane Hermit|Master Shen}}
 
{{Character
 
{{Character
|RefName=Hero
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|RefName=Shen
|image=[[File:KamiHeroWMAT23rd.png|280px]]
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|image=File:KamiHeroWMAT23rd.png
 
|JapName=シェン
 
|JapName=シェン
 
|RomName=Shen
 
|RomName=Shen
 
|AniName=Shen<ref>Japanese dub, [[Blue Water dub]], most other dubs</ref><br>Hero <ref>[[FUNimation dub]]</ref>
 
|AniName=Shen<ref>Japanese dub, [[Blue Water dub]], most other dubs</ref><br>Hero <ref>[[FUNimation dub]]</ref>
 
|MangaName=Shen
 
|MangaName=Shen
|AltName=[[Kami]]<br>Šen (Serbian dub)<br>Šenas (Lithuanian dub)
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|AltName=[[Kami]]
 
|FirstApp=Manga: "[[The 8 Finalists]]"<br>Anime: "[[Battle of the Eight]]"
 
|FirstApp=Manga: "[[The 8 Finalists]]"<br>Anime: "[[Battle of the Eight]]"
 
|Appears in={{DB Series|DB}}
 
|Appears in={{DB Series|DB}}
 
|Race=[[Human]]
 
|Race=[[Human]]
 
|Gender = Male
 
|Gender = Male
|FamConnect=<li>[[List of Tertiary Characters#Hero's Son|Son]]<li>[[Kami]] (guest)
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|FamConnect=[[List of Tertiary Characters#Hero's Son|Son]]<br>[[Kami]] (guest)
 
}}
 
}}
'''Hero''', or '''Shen''' (シェン, ''Shen'') in the [[Dragon Ball (manga)|''Dragon Ball'' manga]], Japanese anime, and Blue Water dub, is the person whose body [[Kami]] borrows to enter the 23rd [[World Martial Arts Tournament]].
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{{nihongo|'''Hero'''|シェン|''Shen''}}, known as '''Shen''' in the original Japanese version, is the person whose body [[Kami]] borrows to enter the 23rd [[World Martial Arts Tournament]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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====Piccolo Jr. Saga====
 
====Piccolo Jr. Saga====
 
{{Main|Piccolo Jr. Saga}}
 
{{Main|Piccolo Jr. Saga}}
Hero is a typically nerdy father. Without [[Goku]]'s knowledge, Kami borrows Hero's body and enter the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to disguise himself so that he could defeat [[Piccolo]] under the public's eye and trap him with the [[Evil Containment Wave]].
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Shen is a typically nerdy father. Without [[Goku]]'s knowledge, Kami borrows Shen's body and enter the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to disguise himself so that he could defeat [[Piccolo]] under the public's eye and trap him with the [[Evil Containment Wave]].
   
[[File:KamiAsHero.png|thumb|left|Hero (Kami) during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament]]
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[[File:KamiAsHero.png|thumb|left|Shen (Kami) during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament]]
The possessed Hero defeats [[Yajirobe]] in the preliminaries, and [[Yamcha]] in the quarter-finals. The possessed Hero soon faces Piccolo Jr. and tries to seal him with the Evil Containment Wave, but Piccolo Jr. reverses the technique. Not wanting an innocent man to suffer for his failure, Kami frees Hero as he is being sucked into the Evil Containment Wave container and sealed. Hero is rendered unconscious, losing the match via 10 count. He then awakes up in the ring confused, having no memory of what happened while he was under Kami's control. He is praised by the crowd, who enjoyed watching him fight, unaware of Kami's involvement, and, to his confusion, is commended for his [[martial art]]s prowess even though he lost.
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The possessed Shen defeats [[Yajirobe]] in the preliminaries, and [[Yamcha]] in the quarter-finals. The possessed Shen soon faces Piccolo Jr. and tries to seal him with the Evil Containment Wave, but Piccolo Jr. reverses the technique. Not wanting an innocent man to suffer for his failure, Kami frees Shen as he is being sucked into the Evil Containment Wave container and sealed. Shen is rendered unconscious, losing the match via 10 count. He then awakes in the ring confused, having no memory of what happened while he was under Kami's control. He is praised by the crowd, who enjoyed watching him fight, unaware of Kami's involvement, and, to his confusion, is commended for his [[martial art]]s prowess even though he lost.
   
[[File:Shen&Son.png|thumb|Hero with his son]]
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[[File:Shen&Son.png|thumb|Shen with his son]]
Hero then goes in the crowd, where he is congratulated by [[List of Tertiary Characters#Hero's Son|his young, awe-struck son]] who had been rooting for him during his fights in the tournament. Hero himself is dumbfounded by the whole ordeal at first, but rationalizes it, thinking either that he must have been sleepwalking or drunk. He takes it in stride and resumes his regular life.
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Shen then moves to the crowd, where he is congratulated by [[List of Tertiary Characters#Hero's Son|his young, awe-struck son]] who had been rooting for him during his fights in the tournament. Shen himself is dumbfounded by the whole ordeal at first, but rationalizes it by thinking either that he must have been sleepwalking or drunk. He takes it in stride and resumes his regular life.
   
==Techniques and special abilities==
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===''Dragon Ball Z''===
While possessed by Kami, Hero is able to use various ''[[ki]]''-based techniques:
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====World Tournament Saga====
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{{Main|World Tournament Saga}}
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Shen can be seen in the crowd during 25th Martial Arts Torunament, behind Chi Chi, while she tries to get the crowd to cheer for Gohan right after his transformation to Super Saiyan 2.
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==Techniques ==
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While possessed by Kami, Shen is able to use various ''[[ki]]''-based techniques:
   
 
*'''[[Flight]]''' – The ability to fly with the use of ''ki''.
 
*'''[[Flight]]''' – The ability to fly with the use of ''ki''.
[[File:Mafuba.png|thumb|Hero (Kami) using the Evil Containment Wave]]
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[[File:Mafuba.png|thumb|Shen (Kami) using the Evil Containment Wave]]
 
*'''[[Afterimage Technique]]''' – Used against Piccolo Jr. during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.
 
*'''[[Afterimage Technique]]''' – Used against Piccolo Jr. during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.
 
*'''[[Exploding Wave]]''' – An invisible ''ki'' blast of a sudden wind attack that can be launched theoretically from any part of the body. It is slightly similar to [[Kiai]].
 
*'''[[Exploding Wave]]''' – An invisible ''ki'' blast of a sudden wind attack that can be launched theoretically from any part of the body. It is slightly similar to [[Kiai]].
*'''[[Evil Containment Wave]]''' – Kami-controlled Hero attempts this technique to seal Piccolo Jr. in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, but Kami ended up sealing himself due to Piccolo Jr.'s Evil Containment Wave Counter.
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*'''[[Evil Containment Wave]]''' – Kami-controlled Shen attempts this technique to seal Piccolo Jr. in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, but Kami ended up sealing himself due to Piccolo Jr.'s Evil Containment Wave Counter.
*'''[[Telepathy]]''' – The ability to channel one's thoughts to another being. It was used by Kami while possessing Hero to speak to Piccolo in [[Namekian language]].
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*'''[[Telepathy]]''' – The ability to channel one's thoughts to another being. It was used by Kami while possessing Shen to speak to Piccolo in [[Namekian language]].
   
==Video game appearances==
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==Video games==
Shen appears in ''[[Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen]]'', ''[[Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans]]'', and was added in the [[Dragon Ball (WonderSwan Color)|WonderSwan Color version]] of ''[[Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden]]''.
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Shen appears in ''[[Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen]], [[Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans]]'', and was added in the [[Dragon Ball (WonderSwan Color)|WonderSwan Color version]] of ''[[Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden]]''.
   
 
==Voice actors==
 
==Voice actors==
 
*Japanese: '''[[Takeshi Aono]]'''
 
*Japanese: '''[[Takeshi Aono]]'''
*[[FUNimation dub]]: '''[[Christopher R. Sabat]]'''
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*English [[FUNimation dub]]: '''[[Christopher R. Sabat]]'''
 
*Latin American dub: '''Ricardo Hill'''
 
*Latin American dub: '''Ricardo Hill'''
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==Battles==
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;''Dragon Ball''
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*Shen ([[Kami]]) vs. [[Yajirobe]] (Masked Man)
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*Shen (Kami) vs. [[Yamcha]]
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*Shen (Kami) vs. [[Piccolo]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*His original name is a pun on the first part of the [[Earth]] dragon's name, "[[Shenron|'''Shen''' Long]]", which means "God" (the second part means "dragon"); this also makes his name a play on Kami's name, which is also the Japanese for "God". In the [[FUNimation dub]], the name "Hero" is used instead of Shen likely to avoid confusion with the Crane Hermit [[Master Shen]]. The Canadian and UK dub, the [[Blue Water dub]], refers to him by his original name, Shen.
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*His original name is a pun on the first part of the [[Earth]] dragon's name, "[[Shenron|'''Shen''' Long]]", which means "God" (the second part means "dragon"); this also makes his name a play on Kami's name, which is also the Japanese word for "God". In the [[FUNimation dub]], the name "Hero" is used instead of Shen likely to avoid confusion with the Crane Hermit [[Master Shen]]. The Canadian and UK dub, the [[Blue Water dub]], refers to him by his original name, Shen.
*Shen/Hero (or merely someone who looked like him) is shown in ''[[Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks]]'' during an attack of the [[Android]]s.
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*Shen (or someone closely resembling him) is shown in ''[[Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks]]'' during an attack of the [[Android]]s.
 
*One of [[Lucky Foods workers|the truckers]] that the Androids steal the [[Lucky Foods]] shipping vehicle from in the [[Androids Saga]] is nearly identical to Shen/Hero, except with brown hair.
 
*One of [[Lucky Foods workers|the truckers]] that the Androids steal the [[Lucky Foods]] shipping vehicle from in the [[Androids Saga]] is nearly identical to Shen/Hero, except with brown hair.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="150" captionalign="center">
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ShenKanzenban.png|Art of Shen by [[Akira Toriyama]]
 
ShenKanzenban.png|Art of Shen by [[Akira Toriyama]]
YamchaVsHero.png|Hero (Kami) fighting Yamcha
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YamchaVsHero.png|Shen (Kami) fighting Yamcha
 
ShockWave1.png|Exploding Wave
 
ShockWave1.png|Exploding Wave
 
ShockWave2.png|Exploding Wave
 
ShockWave2.png|Exploding Wave
 
ShockWave3.png|Exploding Wave
 
ShockWave3.png|Exploding Wave
PiccoloShen.png|Hero (Kami) using the Evil Containment wave on Piccolo Jr.
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PiccoloShen.png|Shen (Kami) using the Evil Containment wave on Piccolo Jr.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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}}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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{{Tournament}}
 
{{Tournament}}
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[[pt-br:Shen]]
 
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[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Fathers]]
 
[[Category:Fathers]]

Revision as of 16:38, January 6, 2018

This article is about the character renamed Hero in the FUNimation dub. For the Crane Hermit, see Master Shen.

Hero (シェン Shen), known as Shen in the original Japanese version, is the person whose body Kami borrows to enter the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.

Biography

Dragon Ball

Piccolo Jr. Saga

Main article: Piccolo Jr. Saga Shen is a typically nerdy father. Without Goku's knowledge, Kami borrows Shen's body and enter the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament to disguise himself so that he could defeat Piccolo under the public's eye and trap him with the Evil Containment Wave.

KamiAsHero

Shen (Kami) during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament

The possessed Shen defeats Yajirobe in the preliminaries, and Yamcha in the quarter-finals. The possessed Shen soon faces Piccolo Jr. and tries to seal him with the Evil Containment Wave, but Piccolo Jr. reverses the technique. Not wanting an innocent man to suffer for his failure, Kami frees Shen as he is being sucked into the Evil Containment Wave container and sealed. Shen is rendered unconscious, losing the match via 10 count. He then awakes in the ring confused, having no memory of what happened while he was under Kami's control. He is praised by the crowd, who enjoyed watching him fight, unaware of Kami's involvement, and, to his confusion, is commended for his martial arts prowess even though he lost.

Shen&amp;Son

Shen with his son

Shen then moves to the crowd, where he is congratulated by his young, awe-struck son who had been rooting for him during his fights in the tournament. Shen himself is dumbfounded by the whole ordeal at first, but rationalizes it by thinking either that he must have been sleepwalking or drunk. He takes it in stride and resumes his regular life.

Dragon Ball Z

World Tournament Saga

Main article: World Tournament Saga Shen can be seen in the crowd during 25th Martial Arts Torunament, behind Chi Chi, while she tries to get the crowd to cheer for Gohan right after his transformation to Super Saiyan 2.

Techniques

While possessed by Kami, Shen is able to use various ki-based techniques:

  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
Mafuba

Shen (Kami) using the Evil Containment Wave

  • Afterimage Technique – Used against Piccolo Jr. during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.
  • Exploding Wave – An invisible ki blast of a sudden wind attack that can be launched theoretically from any part of the body. It is slightly similar to Kiai.
  • Evil Containment Wave – Kami-controlled Shen attempts this technique to seal Piccolo Jr. in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, but Kami ended up sealing himself due to Piccolo Jr.'s Evil Containment Wave Counter.
  • Telepathy – The ability to channel one's thoughts to another being. It was used by Kami while possessing Shen to speak to Piccolo in Namekian language.

Video games

Shen appears in Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, and was added in the WonderSwan Color version of Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden.

Voice actors

Battles

Dragon Ball

Trivia

  • His original name is a pun on the first part of the Earth dragon's name, "Shen Long", which means "God" (the second part means "dragon"); this also makes his name a play on Kami's name, which is also the Japanese word for "God". In the FUNimation dub, the name "Hero" is used instead of Shen likely to avoid confusion with the Crane Hermit Master Shen. The Canadian and UK dub, the Blue Water dub, refers to him by his original name, Shen.
  • Shen (or someone closely resembling him) is shown in Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks during an attack of the Androids.
  • One of the truckers that the Androids steal the Lucky Foods shipping vehicle from in the Androids Saga is nearly identical to Shen/Hero, except with brown hair.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Japanese dub, Blue Water dub, most other dubs
  2. FUNimation dub


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