Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
30	STR	20	15-	Lift 1600 kg; 6d6 HTH Damage [3]
24	DEX	42	14-	OCV:  8/DCV:  8
23	CON	26	14-
15	BODY	10	12-
14	INT	4	12-	PER Roll 13-
15	EGO	10	12-	ECV:  5
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
10	COM	0	11-

14	PD	8		Total:  14 PD (0 rPD)
14	ED	9		Total:  14 ED (0 rED)
5	SPD	16		Phases:  3, 5, 8, 10, 12
11	REC	0
46	END	0
42	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  155

Movement:	Running:	8"/16"
		Flight:		20"/80"
		Leaping:	12"/24"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
	Martial Arts:  Tsurusen-ryu
	Maneuver	OCV	DCV	Damage
4	Block		+2	+2	Block, Abort
4	Bind		+1	+0	Bind, 50 STR
4	Disarm		-1	+1	Disarm; 50 STR to Disarm
4	Dodge		--	+5	Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
5	Kick		-2	+1	12d6 Strike
4	Knee Strike	+2	+0	10d6 Strike
3	Legsweep	+2	-1	9d6 Strike, Target Falls
4	Punch		+0	+2	10d6 Strike
8	+2 HTH Damage Classes (Already Added In)
2	Weapon Element:  Blades, Polearms and Spears

60	Dondonpa:  EB 15d6; Gestures (must project energy from finger; -1/4), END 7
30	Death Blow:  HKA 2d6 (4d6 w/STR), END 3
40	Chi Blocking:  Missile Deflection (Any Ranged Attack), Missile Reflection
41	Pillar Riding:  Flight 20", x4 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Noncombat 
	Acceleration/Deceleration (+1); OIF (tree trunk, pillar, or similar object; -1/2), Only In 
	Straight Lines (-1/2), Cannot Hover, Slow, Or Turn. Maintains A Constant Speed Of 80" (-1/2), 
	Extra Time (Full Phase, Only to Activate, -1/4)
11	Leaping About:  Leaping +6" (12" forward, 6" upward) (Accurate), END 1
4	Fast On His Feet:  Running +2" (8" total), END 1
3	Sharp Senses:  +1 PER with all Sense Groups

5	Contact:  Tsurusennin (Contact has useful Skills or resources, Very Good relationship 
	with Contact) 11-
4	Reputation:  World's greatest assassin (most people in the world) 11-, +2/+2d6

20	+4 with HTH Combat
8	+4 with Missile Deflection

3	Acrobatics 14-
3	Breakfall 14-
3	Climbing 14-
3	KS: The Martial World 12-
3	KS: Tsurusen-ryu 12-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
2	PS: Assassin 11-
3	Shadowing 12-
3	Stealth 14-
3	Streetwise 13-
5	WF:  Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Javelins and 
	Thrown Spears
399	Total Powers & Skills Cost
454	Total Character Cost

200+	Disadvantages
10	Distinctive Features:  Style (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Casual Killer (Common, Strong)
20	Psychological Limitation:  Overconfidence (Very Common, Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Vengeful (Common, Strong)
15	Reputation:  Assassin, 11- (Extreme)
179	Experience
454	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History: Tao-pie-pie is the first really dangerous opponent Son Goku faces in Dragon Ball. He is a master assassin who charges 1,000,000 zenii (i.e. dollars) per mission. He is initially hired by the Red Ribbon army to kill Goku and recover several dragon balls. He defeats Goku soundly in their first meeting (and almost does kill him), only to fall victim to his own overconfidence (and a miss-thrown hand grenade) in the pair's second fight.

Later, Tenshinhan meets Tao-pie-pie in the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai. We find out that he is Tsurusennin's brother, and determined to kill Tenshinhan for daring to leave Tsurusennin's organization. After a short (and nasty fight), Tenshinhan defeats Tao-pie-pie. In the manga series, that is the last we see of either Tsurusennin or Tao-pie-pie, but in the anime series, he shows up one more time, right before the Cell Game.

Personality/Motivation: Tao-pie-pie is utterly ruthless. He will kill over the slightest insult, and disposes of several characters in the series (including Bora, the Blue Shogun, and a tailor) without a second thought. He considers himself the world's greatest assassin (and rightly so) and may fight an opponent with only one finger (or some similar stunt) in order to show how good he is (Tao-pie-pie disposes of the Blue Shogun this way, stating that he will only use his tongue in the fight. He pokes a hole in Blue's temple with his tongue...). Tao-pie-pie doesn't take kindly to loosing (or traitors), either. Finally, he isn't above cheating to further his own ends.

Powers/Tactics: Tao-pie-pie is a strong, powerful fighter. He is very skilled in hand-to-hand fighting, and can kill a man with one finger (or even his tongue). He is capable of launching a devastating Dondonpa blast, slapping aside missile attacks (and even reflecting some back) and leaping great distances. His flight power is probably his most amazing ability. Tao-pie-pie takes a length of pillar (or tree trunk), hurls it into the air, leaps on to it, and rides the flying object to his destination.

Appearance: Tao-pie-pie is of average height, with a lean, but strong build. He has a mustache and keeps his hair tied back in a tight braid. Tao-pie-pie wears a black shirt and trousers, with a man's cheong san over it. In the back of this over-tunic is the words "KILL YOU."

As a cyborg, Tao-pie-pie has mechanical eyes (That look like night-vision goggles) and mechanical hands. He also had a blade built into one arm and an energy cannon built into the other.

Tao-pie-pie's Designer File

(Tao-pie-pie created by Akira Toriyama, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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