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    One of Goku's allies in the struggle to protect Earth in the Dragon Ball Z saga.

    So, is that eye functional?

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    #1  Edited By vinny

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

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    #2  Edited By BiffMcBlumpkin

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

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    #3  Edited By thatguy

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

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

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    #5  Edited By Daniel_Newton

    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

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    #6  Edited By Black_Rose

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

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    #7  Edited By HandsomeDead

    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.

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    #8  Edited By JohnDudebro

    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.
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    #9  Edited By Daniel_Newton
    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...
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    #10  Edited By shotaro
    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.
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    #11  Edited By jakob187

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

    Tsk tsk...
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    #12  Edited By Shadow

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

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    #13  Edited By Daniel_Newton

    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.

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    #14  Edited By OmegaPirate

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

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    #15  Edited By Daniel_Newton

    He could get some of those goggles from splinter cell.

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    #16  Edited By OmegaPirate
    Newten said:
    "He could get some of those goggles from splinter cell."
    Touche salesman
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    #17  Edited By JohnDudebro
    OmegaPirate said:
    "I wonder whats gonna happen when he gets older and needs glasses?"
    Contacts.
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    #18  Edited By jakob187
    Newten said:
    "He could get some of those goggles from splinter cell."
    I'm detecting a sense of epic potential in this thread.
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    #19  Edited By Daniel_Newton
    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.
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    #20  Edited By Yummylee

    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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