He’s meant to pull apart at the waist which allows you to lift off the pieces that he comes wearing by default. 20 years later Tao … He fights Tien next, and violates the rules of the tournament by using a hidden knife to cut his chest. Tao fights on the offensive trying to slash, stab, or strike him but Jack dodges or blocks every attack with his katana. If you have one of your own, it’s hard not to want to add Tao Pai Pai to the ranks. Tao was born in Age 459, just two years before the King Piccolo wars which his brother Shen served in. His knees are double-jointed, but the bulkiness of his pants hinders some of the articulation gained by the additional joint. Tao minimizes this with the skirt of his tunic which covers the front and back. It’s funny such care was taken to hide the holes when what was really needed was some shading or just additional paint to help sell this better as a chunk of rock. Figuarts line of Dragon Ball figures. Tao Pai Pai displaying his incredible power, from the original Dragon Ball series.Thanks to Toei Animation JP for allowing the use of the clip. With the throwing power of Mercenary Tao, it takes about four or five relays to reach the Great Azure Mountain. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Tao launches his pillar at that opponent, however when close enough, Tao's opponent kicks him. 61. Tao’s foot plates also have a tendency to pop out, especially the angled ones with my set. It’s still not great, but better than before. In a small town hotel. He is a highly skilled assassin-for-hire, as well as the younger brother of Master Shen. The stands for the figurines are black and round, connecting to the figurines and allowing them to balance in the air. There are six holes in total so that Tao can ride it akin to a surfboard or stand with his feet together at the back or center of the pillar. As is the case with the other figures in this line, the paint application is minimal, but the sculpt work is otherwise damn near flawless. They began to fight over the smallest things and eventually, a simple spilled bowl of rice was enough to break them apart. My Rating:star: :star: :star: :star: What I Like: He's a really menacing character, and one of the few most deadliest characters in the original Dragon Ball : Debut In Manga: Taopaipai The Assassin: Debut In Anime: The Land Of Korin: APPEARANCE. The figurines stand … Tao was hired by the Red Ribbon Army to find the Dragon Balls and kill Goku. 80.95% (51 votes) 51. User Info: RonBurgundy1970. I’m not sure, because they also come out very easily when trying to position him on the pillar. 11.11% (7 votes) 7. You mean, the amazing Tao Pai Pai? Mercenary Tao, to get to Goku, threw a pillar 2300 kilometers and rode it there. The rapper posted a meme involving a caricature version of himself as the one and only Mercenary Tao from Dragon Ball. He’s even been known to kill people with his tongue, folks. He is very expensive to pay as he normally charges ten billion Zeni per kill, but gave Commander Red a 20th anniversary discount of five billion Zeni (fifty million in the Japanese version). — " The Notorious Mercenary " Mercenary Tao, also known as Tao Pai-pai (Taopaipai, lit. ", I don't need my hands or legs to defeat you. He’s clad in a navy and pink martial arts uniform with the phrase “Kill You!” emblazoned on the rear of his tunic in a blood red font. At the age 279 he started his career as a mercenary and became a word famous assassin. I know some people want to see more elaborate paint applications with this line, but at this point it is what it is and I personally think the sculpt work looks great in natural light. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The tunic skirts are in two pieces, a rear and a front, and the peg holes were engineered in a way to prevent you from mixing the two up. He is a highly skilled assassin-for-hire, as well as the younger brother of Master Shen. … "Peach White White" from the Kanji), is an antagonist in the Dragon Ball manga, and the anime Dragon Ball, also making two filler appearances in Dragon Ball Z. Now Tao has slightly tiny eyes, and a pointy nose. His braid is on a ball joint so it can lay on his back or be positioned in a wind swept pose. Tourney Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. The ankles are on ball-pegs and can rotate and rock side to side. Super Smash Bros. The pillar is hollow and can split apart which is how you remove the installed pegs. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Tao comes with an assortment of extra hands and heads. In the source material, Tao couldn’t fly so he’d just smash a nearby pillar or tree and throw it through the sky. The deadliest human assassin in the Dragon Ball world sets his sights on the Umbrella researcher-turned-harbinger of change. Tao uses his sword to fly at the opponent while slicing with the blade. It's pretty much impossible for Tao to be sub sonic in the pillar feat we are given distance and time.Along with the fact bullets exist in db. You surely know Mercenary Tao, ... At any rate, Tao have never been seen flying but he "flew" by a tree trunk or a pillar. SS3 Goku punches a hole in King Kai's planet. ( Log Out /  However, Tao is rebuilt as a cyborg by his older brother, and competes in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, brutally defeating Chiaotzu. The pillar did not break on impact. Tao fires a superheated ray from the tip of his finger. I'll dispose of you easily! He is a highly skilled assassin-for-hire, as well as the younger brother of Master Shen. The episode first aired on May 27, 1987. ", Tao rubs his pillar and says "This job is done." Tao was using his pillar in a very unique and funny way: he was throwing it for long distances and further jumping right on top of it. There’s also a toe hinge for good measure. I’d insert the right one and it would literally shoot out of the pegs. That version of the character is better reserved for a stand-alone release. Tao rides his pillar to his starting point and says "Aloha!". Jack has mastered every martial art available to him in his time period. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Getting them onto Tao is easy and really does add to the figure’s presentation. Dragon Ball VS Resident Evil! I popped the foot off and immersed it in hot water and was then able to rock the peg back and forth a bit. Estemachine, Jun 14, 2019 #2. Finally, as he says "I'll finish you off! To attach Tao to the pillar, Bandai included swap-able feet plates. Bend his upper body too far back and you will see an exposed gap in the chest, but you’re not likely to have need to bend him that far. I got him onto the pillar in that position, but only if I just attached one foot and let the other float. Instead, there’s an included set of plugs to place in the pillar when it’s not in use that conceal any and all holes. Known to English-speaking audiences as Mercenary Tao, and for the rest of this review as simply Tao, Tao is a martial arts expert who has perfected the dreaded Dodonpa, or Dodon Ray, and is an adept killing machine. The waist is on a ball-peg and there’s diaphragm articulation as well. Tao Pai Pai (aka Mercenary Tao) was a highly skilled assassin-for-hire, and he gave Goku a hard time back in the old days. For one, as neat as it is to hide the peg holes on the pillar, it should be pointed out that it kind of looks like a piece of sidewalk chalk. There’s a set with pegs that go straight down and a set that are pointing out. Can Wesker's superhuman abilities hope to compete with Tao's martial arts supremacy? and throws it at the opponent, exploding in front of the opponent and inflicting a great amount of damage. 5. The Last of Mercenary Tao (最後の桃白白, Saigo no Taopaipai; lit. 7.94% (5 votes) 5. He has a single braid coming off of the back of his head tied off with a cute little, red, bow. Mercenary Tao’s Pillar Throw:7.17 Megatons of TNT (City Level) Whoa talk about the total upgrade in power, we go from Muiit city Block level Mercenary Tao to city level Mercenary Tao. While the opponent is caught off-guard, Tao pulls out a grenade laughing maniacally and says "You fell for it!" © Valve Corporation. With his hair still wet, he grabbed the phone and spoke… He charges a hefty price for his expert services, as he normally charges ten billion Zeni per kill, but gave Commander Red a 20th anniversary discount of five billion Zeni (fifty million in the Japanese version). ", Tao knees the lying opponent in the stomach, inflicting a great deal of damage. Has anyone calced Tao's grenades their pretty powerful bending a forest worth of trees. In DB #85 when Mercenary Tao appears to leap from the terrace to the pillar he had just thrown he presents an opportunity to calculate a speed feat. Tao begs for mercy by saying "Please forgive me! His Pillar Throw is that of an ICBM missile in both power and range, literally able to hit his target with pinpoint accuracy at 2,300km away. The pointing out set is meant for when Tao is standing with his feet together on the pillar and will go straight into it when his feet are angled towards each other. The other additional hand is a pointing right hand for the Dodon Ray. ", Tao does four Crane-like swipes, then thrusts his sword and says "I'm tired of babysitting!" He’s a great villain in the series and a welcomed addition to the roster of characters. He has a screaming head for when he’s getting serious as well as a tongue-sticking out head for when he needs to kill. The pillar is very ambitious and quite an idea, but it’s far better on paper than in reality. Tao Pai Pai (known in the English dub as Mercenary Tao) is an assassin and a major antagonist from the Red Ribbon Army Saga, the secondary antagonist in Piccolo Jr. Saga of the manga and anime series Dragon Ball, and later appears as a minor antagonist in Dragon Ball Z. The set includes Mercenary Tao, who is seen speeding in midair on a pillar. ", Tao punches the opponent and knees them in their face, punches them in the stomach, and then hits them with a flurry of finger strikes. ( Log Out /  During the charge-up, Goku powers up to ready for the fight. Even though he was younger, Tao was always one step ahead of his older brother and a rivalry then grew between them. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Mercenary Tao shares his English voice actor with Dusty, Mercenary Tao shares his Japanese voice actor with, Mercenary Tao shares his French voice actor with, Mercenary Tao shares his German voice actor with, Mercenary Tao shares his Arabic voice actor with, Mercenary Tao shares his Mandarin Chinese voice actor with. Contributor. The S.H. ( Log Out /  The shoulders are on ball-joints with butterfly joints that allow him to reach across his chest a bit, though the bulk of his sleeves hinders a bit. Bandai deemed it so memorable that it was essential, so Tao comes with a plastic pillar and a unique flight stand to position it on. Indifferent. Crane Style Assassin Strike (Hyper Smash). Upa is confused about why Goku is not worried about Mercenary Tao drinking the Sacred Water. What would the pillar be made … Press J to jump to the feed. The peg and really give it a good tug to get to Goku, threw a pillar stands! 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