I don't think so, no. I'm not even sure Piccolo was as strong, but Tenshinhan I would definitely say he was not.Mad Swami wrote: ↑Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:34 pmIs Tien maybe about as strong as Frieza on Namek in the Cell saga? 120,000,00? Or around that at least?
He rushes to fight A17 and 18 despite Vegeta, Piccolo, and Trunks rushing the androids. Sure it could just be his character, not wanting to sit on the sidelines and not contribute, but he is treated as bad as the others. Not worse or anything. I am not saying he is their equal, but could Toriyama think Tien and Piccolo (Before Kami fusion) are relative in power?
I can't recall him being blown away by Piccolo's power or mentioning feeling dwarfed. That only happens later, when Piccolo refuses with Kami.
I don't know, could an Earthling like Tien reach that power in base without the use of the kikoho or the Shin Kikoho?
I would love Tien to be stronger than base Goku and Vegeta, but is that possible?
He was in awe at SS Goku vs the fat android, even when Goku was already suffering from his illness he couldn't tell a healthy SS from one that was having a heart attack, so I assume that he is like a guy on the street staring at a skyscraper not being able to tell the 120th floor from the 150th. Boy that was a weird analogy.
IIRC, he was quite "respectful" of 20's power, something a Namek-SS tier fella would not do, nor the crew would be intimidated while having "Freeza" by their side. He never considers himself at all on par with any of the SS, I think it was he who said something along the lines of "not even SS Trunks could do a thing, the sword that killed Freeza bla bla".
Could an earthling reach that power without outside help? mmm I don't think so. It hasn't happened so far, so for post-Namek guys I'd say it was out of their league. I'm not sure if pre-ToP Gohan was as strong as FF Freeza just in his base, let alone Tenshinhan.
I think Ten's ship has sailed a long time ago. By that arc, I think he started to be seriously outclassed, and right now he is just lumped together with Yamcha. Literally. When Goku came to fight Moro, first he saved Krilin, then went to save Yamcha and Tenshinhan from some guy.