Dragon Ball Chapter 170

"The Hitman Taopaipai's Struggle"
Kanji 殺し屋桃白白のあがき
Rōmaji Koroshiya Taopaipai no Agaki
Literal English The Hitman Peach White White's Struggle
Viz The Assassin's Struggles
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 15
Previous Chapter 169
Next Chapter 171
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese April 12, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB136
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Hitman Taopaipai's Struggle" (殺し屋桃白白のあがき, Koroshiya Taopaipai no Agaki; Viz "The Assassin's Struggles"; Literally meaning "The Hitman Peach White White's Struggle") is the one hundred seventieth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Tenshinhan urges Taopaipai to surrendering, not wishing to humiliate one of the men who taught him how to fight. The assassin, enraged by this, reveals a hidden blade in his robotic wrist, and slices Tenshinhan across the chest. This automatically disqualifies Taopaipai, but neither competitor is concerned about the match: Taopaipai focused on revenge, and Tenshinhan enrage at how far the man he respected has fallen.

Tenshinhan refuses the aid of his comrades, and Taopaipai reveals an arm cannon on his right wrist, along with the unveiling of a new move: the Super Dodonpa, an advanced version of the Dodonpa. With his technological enhancements, he locks onto Tenshinhan, and the enraged martial artist goads the assassin into firing the blast. Gaining some distance, Taopaipai fires the technique at Tenshinhan, only for it to be neutralized with a kiai. Tenshinhan knocks Taopaipai unconcious, delivering him to his former teacher and bidding them to leave. Muten Rōshi is proud of how far Tenshinhan has come, realizing he no longer has any reason to participate.

The second match begins, pitting Gokū against the mysterious girl who has asked that her name be withheld. Gokū notes that the young woman always seems mad, to which she claims is his fault.


  • This chapter would give Tenshinhan the scar he would carry for the remainder of the Dragon Ball series.
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