Master Roshi

    Character » Master Roshi appears in 632 issues.

    The famous Master Roshi was sought out by a young Goku, and after some... Persuading... He agreed to teach the boy.

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    Master Roshi was the world's greatest martial artist until he trained the world's greatest hero Goku. Master Roshi is a turtle hermit who lives on Small island in the middle of the Ocean called Kame island. Master Roshi met Son Goku and Bulma after he returned Turtle back to Kame island. As a gift Roshi gave Goku a flying nimbus. Later on Master Roshi decided to train Goku as his student after seeing his great potential by attempting Master Roshis Kamehameha wave. Roshi later decided to take another student in under his tutelage named Krillin. For the next 3 years Roshi trained Goku and Krillin for the world martial arts tournament. Goku eventually left for a year to train on his own.

    Powers and Abilities

    Master Roshi is the head and founder of the Turtle School and at one point the Worlds most powerful man. Roshi has developed a great number of martial and energy attacks making him very versital in battle, though his age can hamper him in battle with more youthful opponents. Roshi is shown to be an insightful and wise, if perverted, master. Roshi, disguised as Jackie Chun, was able to defeat both his students and become the World Champion at an advanced age. While later eclipsed by his students and retiring from active fighting by the end of Dragonball, Roshi remains a powerful master and way ahead of any normal human in terms of skill and power. In Dragonball Super it seems Master Roshi has been keeping up with his training in secret as he has caught up with his former students. While mind controlled and not holding back Roshi defeated Tien Shinhan and matched up to a base form Goku and even got Goku excited at the prospect of an actual fight with his former master.


    Bound Technique - A technique where Roshi binds the arms and feet of his opponent.

    Drunken Fist - Roshi begins to act drunk and stumbles across the battlefield utilizing odd movements to attack unprepared opponents.

    Hypnosis Technique - Utilizing a number of hand movements Roshi can hypnotize opponents into sleep or into taking actions he would like.

    Jan Ken Fist - One of the Turtle Schools early attacks. The user calls out the name and then adds either rock, scissor, or paper are corresponds with either a punch(rock), eye stab(scissor), or slap(paper).

    Kamehameha Wave - The signature technique of the Turtle School that Roshi invented himself. Roshi has shown enough power to blow up to blow up Fire Mountain.

    Pressure Point Attack - Roshi is able to use pressure points to paralyze his opponents.

    Telepathy - Roshi is able to communicate via telepathy and read the minds of his opponents.

    Thunder Shock Surprise - Roshi's most deadly move where he releases a large electric shock from hsi palms and entraps an opponent who can not escape. This move is very deadly and Roshi prefers not to use it.


    50% Max Power form - Roshi's normally old form gains muscle mass on par with a trained martial artist. Roshi used this form to fight Tien during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament.

    100% Max Power Form - Roshi gains a large amount of muscle mass, looking like a hulking monster on par with Broly. This is Roshi's max power. He loses his speed and agility though gains strength.

    Other Media

    Video Games

    Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure - Master Roshi as Jackie Chun appears as a boss during the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament. He is then a playable character during free play mode.

    Dragon Ball: Online - When Gohan publishes his book explaining the science behind ki, both the Turtle School and Crane Schools become popular once again. Master Roshi officially retires making Krillin the new head of the Turtle School. Diciples of the Turtle School can learn Master Roshi's Kamhameha Wave along with Yamcha's Wolf Fang Fist, and Krillin's Destructo Disk.

    Dragon Ball: Origins - Master Roshi is an optional boss for Goku to fight and his a required boss in the guise of Jackie Chun during the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament.

    Dragon Ball: Origins 2 - Master Roshi appears as an optional boss.

    Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo - Master Roshi as Jackie Chun appears as a playable character.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai - Master Roshi appears in several cutscenes during the story mode.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 - Master Roshi can be spoken to in the story mode.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi - Master Roshi appears as a playable fighter.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 - Master Roshi appears as a playable fighter. His Jackie Chun costume is an alternate outfit and his 100% Max Power form is his transformation.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 - Master Roshi appears as a playable fighter. His Jackie Chun costume is an alternate outfit and his 100% Max Power form is his transformation.

    Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku - Master Roshi appears during Story mode.

    Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku - Master Roshi appears on his island at the Kame House during the start of the Saiyan Saga when Raditz kidnaps Gohan.


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