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Man-Wolf, also known as Wolf-Man, is a minor antagonist from the manga/anime series Dragon Ball, being a supporting antagonist from the Tenshinhan Saga.

He was voiced by Masato Hiran in Japanese and Mark Orvik in English.


Man-Wolf is a humanoid wolf that turns into a human when the moon is full and also a black belt in Kenpo. When Roshi disguised as Jackie Chun destroyed the moon during his fight with Goku in the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament Man-Wolf was present and without the moon he was stuck in his wolf form. Man-Wolf was depressed since then as people were afraid of him and he couldn't find a human girlfriend. Thus he vowed to kill Jackie Chun in the next tournament so he underwent hard training.

Three years later, he entered the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament and passed the preliminary rounds easily. He then confronted Jackie Chun and started to threaten him. Tenshinhan noticed this and instructed Chaozu to put the two against each other in order to see how good Jackie is. Man-Wolf fought Jackie Chun in the second match of the tournament however he proved to be no match for the old man. Enraged, Man-Wolf even attempted to stab Jackie Chun with a knife but failed and Jackie had no choice but to force him to land outside the ring by throwing a bone and then stun him. Then Jackie decided to help him by using his hypnosis technique on him and making him think that Krillin's head is the moon. It worked and Man-Wolf became human again. After thanking Jackie Chun he left the arena. His joy didn't last for long though as the following day he was targeted by King Piccolo's child Tambourine along with other martial artists and was killed by being impaled in the chest with a wood. He was later brought back to life with the Dragon Balls. Ironically Piccolo's legacy would continue to hurt him as Piccolo Jr would later destroy the moon again thus making him once again unable to transform for a while.

His last appearance was in Dragon Ball Z Movie 9: Bojack Unbound, where he entered the Intergalactic Tournament and even though he managed to beat many opponents, he was eliminated via a ring out.

Powers and Abilities

Man-Wolf was very strong for a regular partly-human, as he was stated to be a black belt in Kenpo and easily qualified for the final eight of the tournament. He also managed to stand on his feet after receiving some hits from Roshi (one of the strongest fighters at the time). He was also confident in beating him meaning that he could be possibly on par or even stronger than Roshi was in the previous tournament. He was still no match at all for him or Tambourine later.



  • Master Roshi (formerly)
  • Tambourine
  • King Piccolo
  • Goku (formerly)
  • Krillin (formerly)
  • Yamcha (formerly)


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