Tao then jumps high into the air to avoid the explosion, Goku kicks the grenade back at him, which detonates and seemingly kills the assassin. To become a Master, a player must be at least Reawakening II Level … A notable example of this was when he first meets Goku: When Bora told Tao off for nearly hitting them, Tao quipped that it was the idea since he was a hitman. Shen was able to catch two full rounds of machine gun ammo when he was shot at by Launch. Tao is the first professional assassin to have been contracted to assassinate Goku. Master Shen calls her a fool and states they are offering her their protection. Whilst they both trained at the Mutaito Training Academy, a rivalry quickly grew between Shen and Master Roshi. Completing these quests will award players with titles, Nebula Dust Orbs, and exclusive aerogear, fashion, and mounts. However he confronts the Time Patrol and is killed by the Youth, resulting in Earth's second strongest assassin (an Earthling named Hank) to become Earth's new number one assassin. Seeing Upa weep over his father's corpse causes Goku to become enraged and attack Tao head on. Tien is a bodyguard of Mifan's Emperor, Chiaotzu. Surnamed Yan, and given the nickname Siniang. Dragon Ball Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Cyborg Tao appears redesigned as Tao X, in Dragon Ball Online. His increased power is still not enough to defeat Tien Shinhan though, who defeats Tao with ease. Tien ShinhanChiaotzuYurin. Mercenary Tao notices Gohan's worried face and asks if he is scared to which Gohan says he is not. Also like his brother, Shen is extremely confident in his abilities and does not believe himself to be flawed in any manner. They began to fight on the smallest things. Anime Debut Birth Date Fortunately, Future Trunks' partner had previously warned Chiaotzu of the threat posed by Imperfect Cell and convinced Tien that the Time Patrollers were good people. Tao meets Goku in the Sacred Land of Korin after nearly hitting Goku with the pillar. Upon realizing Goku is Gohan's father, Tao also realizing that Chi-Chi is his wife which Chi-Chi confirms. Staying true to his word, he kills Blue only using his tongue on one of Blue's Pressure Points on his cranium, thus proving to Commander Red and Staff Officer Black that his assistance is worth a very high price. Standing up, he gave Shen Feng a small salute and said, “Greetings, elder brother Shen. Occupation Manga Tien begs for Tao to leave the tournament as he still respects Tao for teaching him how to fight to begin with, and does not want his former master to suffer extreme embarrassment. Master Shen however tries to save face by saying Gohan is bluffing and that there is no way a brat like him could handle that thing. Additionally, his Mifan counterpart from Mystical Adventure appears as a non-playable boss character in the Story Event "Mystical Adventure" based upon the film. Eventually Tao recognizes Gohan's resemblance to Goku and that along with Gohan's strength causes him to ask who his father is and Gohan confirms the cyborg assassin's fears that it is Goku. He has absolutely no qualms in regards to murdering children, as evidenced when he made his sales pitch to the Red Ribbon Army that he was willing to "annihilate any man, woman, and child" as long as the price was right, his attempts at murdering the child Goku and when he states that Upa should be lucky that he even survived shortly after the latter attempted to avenge his father. His rival Master Roshi, disguised as Jackie Chun, and his students Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha also enter the tournament. The name itself is a pun, as General Tao is a reference to a chicken dish served in American Chinese restaurants. She goes back inside the house after telling them to leave. By the time of Dragon Ball Z, Tao is shown to retain most of his original personality though he has developed a slight fear of Goku, as he is well aware of how powerful and dangerous an opponent Goku is. This causes Tien and Chiaotzu to leave the Crane School. While Goku is asking Upa if he thinks they should let him go, Tao throws a grenade at Goku whose back is still turned. When Borbonne's bodyguards surround Gohan, Mr. Lao, an old man from the village, arrives dressed in a Chinese-styled dogu martial arts outfit. Tien tells Roshi he knows it is a disguise. He is part of a plan with his apprentice Tien and General Tao to take over the kingdom of Mifan, ruled by Emperor Chiaotzu by using the Dragon Balls. The monsters turn out to be Saibamen and upon realizing this, Gohan is eager to take them out considering how dangerous they are and their close proximity to his home where his mother is in addition to shoeing the Crane School Brothers that his family doesn't need their protection. After Goku receives training from Korin, Tao is easily overpowered (although in the Funimation dub of the anime, Goku states that Tao's strength has increased, likely due to climbing up the tower). Allegiance You can search for the latest chapters in Baidu for "Female Match She Became a Big Brother Soushu Net"! Appears in "Then let's do this quickly." Whilst they both trained at the Mutaito Training Academy, a rivalry quickly grew between Shen and Master Roshi. 178 cm (5'10")[1] Chapter 247: Master Sheng Became A School Manager 2. Tao's name was changed in the Polish version to show his evil side and was named "Kryminator" (a pun on "kryminał" - crime story), note that in the French dub (in which this version was translated from), he's still called TaoPaiPai. "Return to the Tournament" Allegiance In order to redeem himself, Blue must defeat Mercenary Tao. During the match, Tao easily dodges Blue's flurry of punches, also proving himself to be immune to Blue's telekinesis ability in the anime. His martial skill and grace earned him the nickname of Cat. Tao makes an appearance in multiple sub-stories in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and is referred to both as "Mercenary Tao" and "Tao Pai Pai" in the English version of the game. Goku defeats Pamput in the last match. Main article: Dragon Ball Online This leads to the main Sub Story: "Familiar Face", where Gohan decides to get rid of the monsters himself to show Tao and Master Shen they don't need their protection. Upa, Bora's son, tries to attack Tao with a rock, but Tao just blows it back to Upa, hitting him. At this point, Goku's strength was near to that of Master Roshi's during the 21st World Tournament. Just like his younger brother, Shen is extremely sadistic and unforgiving in nature, having no moral qualms about murdering anyone who stands in his way, even his own former students. As Master Shen plays no role in Yurin's plot it is implied that he was dead by this point or had given up seeking revenge due to the power Tien and Chiaotzu possessed by this point. Master Shen's power level during the Tien Shinhan Saga is 120 according to a 1989 issue of the Weekly Jump. Shen Kuei was a martial artist who worked as a spy based in Hong Kong, first for communist China, later as a freelancer. Just after shaking Goku's hand saying that he was a worthy opponent, Tao steals Goku's Dragon Ball and flies off in his vehicle, shooting two missiles as he leaves. Gender Votes: 6,410 Tsuru Sen'ninCrane Master The Kanji in Tao Pai Pai's name can be read as meaning "Peach White White", (Akira Toriyama has stated that he wanted to give him a cutesy, Chinese-sounding name as a joke to contrast with his image as a deadly assassin. Main article: Cell Games Saga Shen was never the same again. Chi-Chi comes outside and they claim Gohan is lying but Chi-Chi believes her son and Tao accidentally reveals that the Saibamen were too strong for even him to deal with, thus his and Master Shen's protection is meaningless. The naive Goku is unaware there was any ill-will on the part of Tao and is given the Dragon Balls without any resistance. Question. Also like his brother, Shen is extremely confident in his abilities and does not believe himself to be flawed in any manner. The horrified tailor says he does not want anyone dead, so Tao kills him instead with a Pressure Point Attack and returns to the land of Korin to retrieve the missing Dragon Ball. Goku and Krillin fight an intense fight next, but Goku is victorious. Characters who cannot die of natural causes, Characters with off-screen deaths who remain deceased, Characters with on-screen deaths who remain deceased, Dragon Ball Z: Scouter Battle Taikan Kamehameha - Ora to Omee to Scouter, Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Shin Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku - Chikyū-Hen, Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Son Goku Densetsu, Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyA0IqfnmpM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU5_dG1eMls, https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Mercenary_Tao?oldid=1935504. Main article: Universe Survival Saga Roshi and the time-travelling Goku arrived and Goku manages to stop Shen's plan, with Shen being forced to star his training from the start by Mutaito. Though it was never stated, Tao must have gained immortality in some sort of way causing him to live for over two hundred years. During Frieza Saga Episode 1 and the second Intermission after the Frieza Saga, Master Shen and his brother can be found in West City searching for new students for the Crane School and will try to recruit Gohan (whom they don't recognize), Piccolo (Intermission only), or Vegeta (Intermission only) if they speak to them. Tao undoes the knot and uses a Dodon Ray on Arale, but it turns out to not injure her. The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them. Tao ends up only retrieving three of the Dragon Balls which were located in the backpack Goku had and realizes this when he is calling Commander Red on his progress. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission! Unknown, after Age 767[1] Main article: Piccolo Jr. Saga One day, Master Shen went out of control and threw a bowl of rice at Mercenary Tao which caused them to split up. Male While both training at the Mutaito Training Academy, a rivalry quickly grew between Shen and Roshi. Seeing that he cannot beat Tien fairly, Tao violates the rules of the tournament by using a hidden knife to cut Tien's chest, scarring him for life. In the flashback, he and Roshi are the only pupils of Mutaito shown to survive the battle with King Piccolo's Demon Clan. The back of Tao's outfit where it says "KILL YOU! After finding out the Dragon Balls have been stolen, the Mifan Army attacks Master Roshi and the others. Shen holds the position of Minister of Mifan and appears as one of the main antagonists, with the other being his brother Tao. Shen promptly flees. Despite transforming into his final form, which is one transformation higher than his brother, he is defeated by Super Saiyan Goku. Xiao Ye clicked his tongue, and continued, “Actually, we could look at it from another perspective. was edited out completely from his back. However, Gohan senses a high power level nearby indicating Tao's sighting might be true and asks more about it. Students Having gathered up most of them, he hides them inside a statue in his room at the castle and orders his army to find the last one at all costs. However, Chi-Chi recognizes them from the 23rd World Tournament and sees through their scheme considering them nothing but a pair of gangsters. Tao considers it utter nonsense, as not even he is sure that he could take one down accidentally revealing his protection would have been meaningless had Chi-Chi accepted his offer. Tao has been known by a number of names in the various English versions of the series. Mu Shen was standing several feet away from the couple. A photo of Master Roshi and Master Shen as teenagers (with a baby InoShikaCho). Tao is an average-heighted man who, dispite being several centuries old, appears as if he is still in his late 40's or early 50's, with small, beady eyes, a pointed nose, a small thin mustache, with black hair tied into a braided ponytail. Just then, Song Yimian knocked on the door and came in: “Brother Shen, you wanted to see me?” At this time, Song Yimian was far from his original simple appearance. The second match has Jackie Chun fighting Man-Wolf, which he defeats easily. All of them reach the final eight. After he gets his clothes changed, Tao takes a pillar from the castle and rides it to the location where Goku was at. At some point after the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, Master Shen and his brother Tao got mixed up in something and died as a result of the event. A British agent named Juliette fell in love with him. General TaoCyborg TaoMaster Tao Crane Hermit is mentioned in the episode, "The Last Dragon Ball", and later appears in an old photograph of Master Roshi and himself. Crane SchoolMifan Army[4]Red Ribbon Army (hired)Red Pants Army[3] However, Cat saw the two, and thought she betrayed him. After dispatching the black-suited bodyguards, Borbonne called for Tao to come out and take care of the old man. However Yurin's attack ironically lead to Master Roshi and Tien agreeing to participate in the Tournament of Power to prevent Universe 7 from being erased. Tien fights Jackie Chun in the first semifinal, and during this match, Master Shen figures out who Jackie Chun really is and tells Tien by using telepathy. Master Shen then carries away Tao and leaves in shame, swearing revenge on Tien, claiming he will not die peacefully. Tao kills Lieutenant Blue just before Chiaotzu's Tournament due to him nearly ruining their plans by exposing where they were keeping Ran Ran. A rivalry then grew between them. "Taopaipai the Assassin" Tien then knocks Tao out swiftly with one punch, then carrying the unconscious Tao to his older brother Master Shen, who carries him away in disgrace. Master Shen Master Roshi states that when King Piccolo defeated Mutaito, … Master Shen and … — Tao to Commander Red, Tao with the tailor, who just asked for money for his services. Tsurusen'nin Tien defeated Shen's brother, the Mercenary Tao, in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. His card is a Berserker type card. After looking at his target's photo, Tao is given the option of riding an aircraft to Goku's location, however, Tao instead takes and throws a pillar from the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters and rides it. "Your heart is cold and ruthless. Tao and Master Shen however are convinced he stands no chance against it though Gohan decides to do just that to get them to stop pestering his family as Goku is still in the hospital. Mercenary Tao Anime Debut Counterparts After all, we are all members of the Xiao family.”… In Origins 2, Mercenary Tao appears as Fortuneteller Baba's fifth warrior (replacing Grandpa Gohan) in the bonus level 7-8, where Roshi obliges Goku to fight Fortuneteller Baba's warriors in order to find the location of the Micro Band he dropped in the toilet. Then it dawns on him, as he is young and freakishly strong just like Goku. I only hope that we are strong enough.\" - Splinter His fear of Goku also prevents him from even trying to attack Gohan after learning that he is Goku's son, choosing to retreat instead. Main article: Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure. After a series of exchanged blows, Tao has Lao on the ground. Mercenary Tao (brother)InoShikaCho (former pet) AssassinMilitaryBodyguardHenchmanGeneral (Mifan Army) In the Japanese version of the anime, the Crane Hermit refers to Tao simply as "Pai Pai", possibly implying that "Tao" is his surname. 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