Tien hasn't been above Krillin since the Saiyan saga. It's when Krillin went to Namek and got his power unlocked by Guru, that he really skyrocketed above the other earthlings... And they've never caught up to him since.
As mentioned above: during the Namek saga Krillin got a MASSIVE powerup ala Guru that put him WAY ahead of the other earthlings(his PL on Namek officially reached 75,000 "and still rising")... And he's been ahead ever since.
I highly doubt that will ever change, given Tori's love for the character(he and Goku are the franchise's 'OG' good guys, after all.) /shrug
Last edited by Galan007 on Dec 6th, 2017 at 09:03 PM
That's because after the Namek saga, almost NO emphasis was placed on earthlings for the rest of the series. Only now, in DBS, are earthlings back in the plot again(albeit minimally.)
What did Yamcha do in the Android saga except get one-pieced by #19..?
While Tien's Kikoho moment against Semi-Perfect Cell was cool and all, it was ultimately irrelevant and only succeeded in pushing Cell down for a few seconds. The Kikoho is very powerful, but it isn't versatile at all... Not to mention that it drains the user's ki VERY quickly. It's a hysterically inefficient attack, tbh.
That said, this is the ToP era earthlings. Krillin is still the most powerful, period.
Last edited by Galan007 on Dec 6th, 2017 at 09:26 PM
Not much happened for the humans in the Android saga, but yamcha and tien still did more than krillin. Yamcha wss confused for goku based on power level alone and figured out that they absorbed energy. Tien held cell back and attempted to fight 17, though he was quickly downed. Krillin just kinda stood there. I'm not arguing that krillin isn't the strongest, just saying that they did a horrible job portraying that. He always appeared weakest and I wouldn't have guessed he was even stronger than yamcha till toriyama came out and told us.
Last edited by NotAllThatEvil on Dec 6th, 2017 at 09:37 PM
The last time Gero's drones had monitored Goku was during the Saiyan saga, where his PL peaked at 32,000(/w/ KKx4). So even IF we assume Yamcha's PL was ~32,000 during the Android saga, Krillin's PL was still >75,000 on Namek, and he had been constantly training in the 3 years between sagas... So it's reasonable to assume he'd become a LOT more powerful by the time the Androids arrived. /shrug
Fair enough. I'm just glad you're not trying to argue Krillin's status as the most powerful earthling or w/e.
Roshi had a plot weapon that helped him with those the. Anyways, I keep picturing Tien against Cell. He did extremely well. Goo enough to make me believe he is the most powerful here tbh. Tien and Roshi last battle shoiuld be thrown out of the window due to context and friendship.