Krillin vs Tien

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Let's settle this once and for all, who is stronger?

- At the End of Z

- Currently

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#2  Edited By Wushu59

Hmmmmm.... Battle between my Xialion Brothers.

I'd say Tien is portrayed as the strongest human in the orginal Dragon Ball & Z.

Holding off Semi-Cell with multiple Tri-Beams & buying Goku time against Buutenks.

Also constantly shown training.

Krillin doesn't become more powerful until Super

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#3  Edited By The_Hajduk

It is stated multiple times in Z that Krillin is the strongest Earthling. Although Tenshinhan clearly had better feats most of the time.

By the time of Super, there is no longer any question. Krillin is much better than Tien because he fought Goku Blue, got a ring out on Mystic Gohan, and defeated the fox guy who was beating up 18.

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Im going with Tien for the end of DBZ he just has better feats and Yamcha saying one thing to Krillins daughter to make her feel better isnt going to change the fact that Krillen has zero feats after the Namek saga.

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Tien's feat against Semi-Perfect Cell always stood out to me as one of the key defining moments in a time where earthling Z fighters were not ABSOLUTE fodder. Definitely Tien.

Currently? Krillin

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It is stated multiple times in Z that Krillin is the strongest Earthling. Although Tenshinhan clearly had better feats most of the time.

By the time of Super, there is no longer any question. Krillin is much better than Tien because he fought Goku Blue, got a ring out on Mystic Gohan, and defeated the fox guy who was beating up 18.

That wasn't mystic Gohan. And to be fair it was said Krillin has more experience in a tournament style fight.

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Tien for DB & DBZ

Krillin for DBS

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#9  Edited By easterlin74

Round 1. Tien all the way.

Round 2. Tien doesnt have many good feats in DBS, probably Krillin.

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#10 TakenStew22  Online

DBZ: Tien.

DBS: Krillin.

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DBS did a terrible job handling Tien.

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DBZ: Tien.

DBS: Krillin.

This is the correct answer.

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#13  Edited By SeaGod

End of Z it's Tien since Krillin pretty much retired from fighting while Tien kept training nonstop.

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@jashro44: That Gohan was stronger than Mystic Gohan.

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@bossmountain: I like Super but everything relating to Tien is just awful and makes me ask what were they thinking.

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Even Master Roshi looked better the Tien in ToP.

Z - Tien

Super - Krillin

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Even Master Roshi looked better the Tien in ToP.

Z - Tien

Super - Krillin

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Most powerful bald men as followed.

  • Saitama
  • Krillin
  • Tien
  • Master Roshi
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#20  Edited By DSTREET45

IIRC it's Krillin. Interviews, character statements, and promotion materials always claimed that Krillin was the strongest Earthling. The only arguments I've seen for Tien was:

1. Holding Cell down with the Kihoho, which is a technique so absurdly powerful that a weaker version from 22nd Budokai Tien was stated to be far stronger than a Kamehameha from 22nd Budokai Goku who was slightly stronger than Tien at the time. It's like saying Piccolo was stronger than Goku because he had a technique capable of killing Raditz when Raditz blocked Goku's Kamehameha.

2. Tien deflecting Buu's attack, which was aimed at Dende and Hercule IIRC, so chances are it wasn't that powerful. Also it's been shown that weaker blasts could deflect powerful blasts like when a critically injured Piccolo saved Gohan by using a blast that deflected Gohan's own rage induced blast from killing him back in Frieza Saga.

3. "Tien always trains." Which makes sense, but doesn't matter too much in the grand scheme of things, since it doesn't necessarily mean that Tien was making massive gains especially without some new training gimmick, like training with Korin/Kami/King Kai in previous arcs or a good training partner (Chiaotzu is far weaker than Tien to really help him much).

Can't speak for their respective standings in Super as I have not watched it, but if what everyone in this thread is saying is true, then Krillin maintained the lead.

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#21  Edited By yomismo

@wushu59: me too practice wushu 👊🖐️.

I'm sure than kuririn can win for his kiezan an taioken x100 his power is similar, but kuririn is better strategist

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If Tien was stronger at the end of Z, and Krillin stopped training, then how is Krillin stronger in Super? Krillin might have been showcased more, but doesn't necessarily mean he is stronger

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If Tien was stronger at the end of Z, and Krillin stopped training, then how is Krillin stronger in Super? Krillin might have been showcased more, but doesn't necessarily mean he is stronger

Krillin was practically a full time dad during the Majin Buu saga.

He didn't start training again until he became a police officer in Super.

And even more for Tournament of Power

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#26  Edited By DSTREET45

@grandtoaa: Feats aren't everything. Not to mention that Tien's feats involve context.

The only things he really did in Z after the Saiyan Saga involved the Kihoho which has a much much higher destructive force than most attacks, at the cost of his life force. It doesn't necessarily speak for his actual power. It's like saying Krillin had better feats than Vegeta before his final Zenkai because Krillin was able to damage 2nd form Frieza. Or BoS Piccolo was stronger than BoS Goku because he was able to damage/kill Raditz.