So, is that eye functional?

#1 Posted by Vinny (1741 posts) -

Is Tien really human? If so, is that third eye the real deal or what?

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#2 Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin (3720 posts) -

He was given a third eye to make him seem like less of a useless douchebag, sadly it didn't work.

#3 Posted by thatguy (38 posts) -

His third eye gives him a cunning advantage in staring contests.  I call that functional.

#4 Posted by DazbotAthertron (875 posts) -

The third eye is so when he duels Mad Eye Moody, he is not at a disadvantage.

#5 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -

I'm glad you all gave Vinny such useful info...ugh...

As far as I know, his eye doesn't seem to play any sort of role in the anime, however I have definitely seen it move before, so it's not just painted on or anything; it's a real eye. Like most of the Dragon Ball characters Tien is based on a character from Journey to the West, who also had three eyes. The third eye is from "becoming enlightened" as wikipedia puts it. Wikipedia als says its possible Tien is a decendant from an anchient alien race, now I'm really confused.

Maybe there was an episode where something was said about his eye or he did something crazy with it, but I don't remember it. It's like the other characters don't even notice it or something... 0_o

#6 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Meh, it was just something to make him different from the rest and not just being bald, because krillin already was.

#7 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

It was either Tien or Yamcha who did some power to look way into the distance during the Buu saga so if it was Tien, I presume that's what the eye is for.

#8 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

Yeah, the eye works. In his first appearance, he used it to see through Goku's afterimage trick. I believe the exact quote is, "you can't fool my three eyes".

So, he's got way better vision and can see through illusions as a result. Of course, that doesn't really come into play that often, so after Dragon Ball it just became a decoration.
#9 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -
BananaKid said:
"Yeah, the eye works. In his first appearance, he used it to see through Goku's afterimage trick. I believe the exact quote is, "you can't fool my three eyes".
So, he's got way better vision and can see through illusions as a result. Of course, that doesn't really come into play that often, so after Dragon Ball it just became a decoration.
"
Oh cool, that's nice to know. Super-vision FTW :D I may have to find a clip of this somewhere...
#10 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -
BananaKid said:
"Yeah, the eye works. In his first appearance, he used it to see through Goku's afterimage trick. I believe the exact quote is, "you can't fool my three eyes".
So, he's got way better vision and can see through illusions as a result. Of course, that doesn't really come into play that often, so after Dragon Ball it just became a decoration.
"
glad you posted that I would've spent forever trying to remember WHEN he used it, but I can remember him using it at some point.
#11 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Umm...Vinny...you have Goku as your icon.  Do you not know these kinds of things?

Tsk tsk...
#12 Posted by Shadow (4980 posts) -

Yes it works...at least it works to make a crazy triangle-shaped energy beam that slices Majin Buu in half.

#13 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -

What?... He does the Tri-beam with his hands...

Although I suppose that funky zoom-in thing he does while doing the attack may have something to do with his third eye.

#14 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

I wonder whats gonna happen when he gets older and needs glasses?

#15 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -

He could get some of those goggles from splinter cell.

#16 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -
Newten said:
"He could get some of those goggles from splinter cell."
Touche salesman
#17 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -
OmegaPirate said:
"I wonder whats gonna happen when he gets older and needs glasses?"
Contacts.
#18 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
Newten said:
"He could get some of those goggles from splinter cell."
I'm detecting a sense of epic potential in this thread.
#19 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"Newten said:
"He could get some of those goggles from splinter cell."
I'm detecting a sense of epic potential in this thread."
Somebody photoshop a pair of those things on him, come on, you know you want to.
#20 Posted by Yummylee (21622 posts) -

Ah, these were the days. Hell, I wasn't even part of these aforementioned days, but after checking out some of Vinny's early threads I really wish I was.

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