Dragon Ball Chapter 178

"Tenshinhan's Prided Surefire Technique!"
Kanji 天津飯自信の必殺技!
Rōmaji Tenshinhan Jishin no Hissatsu Waza!
Viz Tenshinhan's Secret Move!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 15
Previous Chapter 177
Next Chapter 179
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese June 7, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB140 & DB141
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Tenshinhan's Prided Surefire Technique!" (天津飯自信の必殺技!, Tenshinhan Jishin no Hissatsu Waza!; Viz "Tenshinhan's Secret Move!") is the one hundred seventy-eighth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Reclaiming his obi, Tenshinhan tells Gokū he will release his strongest technique, and it will be one that even Gokū can't dodge. This surprises everyone, and Tenshinhan states the only way to keep up with Gokū's godly speed is with twelve eyes. Shocking everyone further, Tenshinhan divides himself into four bodies, revealing his secret technique: the Fist of Four Bodies.

Gokū notes that each body is real, and this technique is entirely different from the Afterimage Fist. Each Tenshinhan hits a corner of the ring and releases a Kikōha towards Gokū, causing him to dodge by jumping. With Gokū vulnerable in the air, the bodies release a Beam Eyes, which hits Gokū dead on.

Getting back up from his fall to the ground, Gokū surprises everyone with his stamina. Tenshinhan urges him to surrender, as another hit would kill him, but Gokū claims to have found two weaknesses in the Fist of Four Bodies.

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