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{{Seealso|the character possessed by Kami|the Crane Hermit|Master Shen}}
 
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{{Character
 
|RefName=Hero
 
|RefName=Hero
|image=[[File:KamiHeroWMAT23rd.png|250px]]
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|image=File:KamiHeroWMAT23rd.png
 
|JapName=シェン
 
|JapName=シェン
 
|RomName=Shen
 
|RomName=Shen
|AniName=Shen (Japanese dub, Blue water dub, most other dubs)<br>Hero ([[FUNimation Dub]])
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|AniName=Shen (Japanese dub, [[Blue Water dub]], & most other dubs)<br>Hero (FUNimation dub)
 
|MangaName=Shen
 
|MangaName=Shen
|AltName=[[Kami]]<br>Šen (Serbian Dub)
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|AltName=[[Kami]]
|FirstApp=Manga: "[[The 8 Finalists]]"<br>Anime: "[[Preliminary Peril (Piccolo Jr. Saga episode)|Preliminary Peril]]"
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|FirstApp=Manga: "[[The 8 Finalists]]"<br>Anime: "[[Battle of the Eight]]"
 
|Appears in={{DB Series|DB}}
 
|Appears in={{DB Series|DB}}
|Race=[[Human]]
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|Race=[[Earthling]]
 
|Gender = Male
 
|Gender = Male
|FamConnect=[[List of Tertiary Characters#Hero's Son|Son]]<br>[[Kami]] (possessor)
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|FamConnect=[[List of Tertiary Characters#Hero's Son|Son]]<br>[[Kami]] (guest)
 
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'''Hero''', called '''Shen''' in the [[Dragon Ball (manga)|''Dragon Ball'' manga]], Japanese anime, and Blue Water dub, is the person whose body [[Kami]] borrowed to enter the [[23rd World Martial Arts Tournament]] (without [[Goku]]'s knowledge). Kami possessed the typically nerdy human to disguise himself so that he could defeat [[Piccolo]] under the public's eye and trap him with the [[Evil Containment Wave]] technique.
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{{nihongo|'''Shen'''|シェン|''Shen''}}, known as '''Hero''' in the [[Funimation dub]], is the person whose body [[Kami]] borrows to enter the 23rd [[World Martial Arts Tournament]].
   
==Overview==
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==Biography==
[[File:KamiAsHero.png|thumb|left|150px|Hero (Kami) during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament]]
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===''Dragon Ball''===
Hero (possessed by Kami) defeated [[Yajirobe]] in the preliminaries and later defeated [[Yamcha]] in the quarter-finals. Kami (still disguised as Hero) soon faced Piccolo and tried to seal him with the Evil Containment Wave, but Piccolo reversed it, and Kami was sealed instead. Luckily, Kami freed Hero (not wanting an innocent man like him to suffer for his failure) as he was being sucked into the Evil Containment Wave container (small bottle). Hero was rendered unconscious, losing the match via 10 count (Knock Out) and awoke up in the ring confused, having no memory of what happened while he was under Kami's control. He was praised by the crowd (who enjoyed watching him fight and were unaware of Kami's involvement) and, to his confusion, was commended for his martial arts prowess, even though he lost.
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====Piccolo Jr. Saga====
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{{Main|Piccolo Jr. Saga}}
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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:Shen&Son.png|thumb|Hero and his son]]
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[[File:KamiAsHero.png|thumb|left|Shen (Kami) during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament]]
He was later seen being 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 was dumbfounded by the whole ordeal at first, but rationalized it, thinking either that he must have been sleepwalking or drunk. He took it in stride and resumed his happy (hum drum) life.
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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.
   
In ''Dragon Ball Z'', he briefly appears in "[[Plans for Departure]]" during [[Bulma]]'s flashback, when she recalls how Kami (inside Hero) and Piccolo spoke [[Namekian language|Namekian]] to each other at the Tournament.
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[[File:Shen&Son.png|thumb|Shen with his son]]
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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.
   
==Name==
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===''Dragon Ball Z''===
His name is a pun on the first part of the Earth dragon's name, [[Shenron|Shen Long]], and it means "God" (the second part means "dragon"), which also make a play on Kami's name.
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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 Tournament, behind Chi Chi, while she tries to get the crowd to cheer for Gohan right after his transformation to Super Saiyan 2.
   
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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==Techniques==
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While possessed by Kami, Shen is able to use various ''[[ki]]''-based techniques:
   
==Special abilities==
 
While possessed by Kami, Hero was able to use various ''[[ki]]''-based techniques:
 
 
[[File:Mafuba.png|thumb|Hero (Kami) using the Evil Containment Wave]]
 
 
*'''[[Flight]]''' – The ability to fly with the use of ''ki''.
 
*'''[[Flight]]''' – The ability to fly with the use of ''ki''.
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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]]''' – Hero attempts this technique to seal Piccolo Jr. in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, but ended up sealing himself by 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 Game Appearances==
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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[[File:Shen-0.jpg|thumb|300x300px|R Exquisite Technique Shen card from Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle]]
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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==
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Shen also appears in ''[[:Dragon_Ball_Z:_Dokkan_Battle|Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle]]'' as one of three [[Kami]] cards. It is a relatively weak card (R>SR INT>Super INT - [http://dbz-dokkanbattle.wikia.com/wiki/Exquisite_Technique_Shen Exquisite Technique Shen])
*Japanese Dub: '''[[Takeshi Aono]]'''
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*[[FUNimation Dub]]: '''[[Christopher R. Sabat]]'''
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==Voice Actors==
*Latin American Dub: '''Ricardo Hill'''
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*Japanese: '''[[Takeshi Aono]]'''
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*[[Funimation dub]]: '''[[Christopher R. Sabat]]'''
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*[[Latin American Spanish 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==
*Shen/Hero (or merely someone who looked like him) was shown in ''[[Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks]]'' during the [[Android]]'s attack.
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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.
*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.
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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.
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*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="130" 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==
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*[[Hero (Collectibles)]]
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 06:16, July 16, 2019

This article is about the character possessed by Kami. For the Crane Hermit, see Master Shen.

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

BiographyEdit

Dragon BallEdit

Piccolo Jr. SagaEdit

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 ZEdit

World Tournament SagaEdit

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

TechniquesEdit

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 Game AppearancesEdit

Shen-0

R Exquisite Technique Shen card from Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle

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.

Shen also appears in Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle as one of three Kami cards. It is a relatively weak card (R>SR INT>Super INT - Exquisite Technique Shen)

Voice ActorsEdit

BattlesEdit

Dragon Ball

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Site NavigationEdit

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