Like Yamcha, Tiens backstory before the events of Kakarotto were unknown. Chiaotzu seems to be absent from this universe which means he could be deceased. Krillin and Piccolo are also dead, meaning Tien and Yamcha are the only survivors left. They both go around searching for any survivors from Kakarotto's rampage. In the middle of their search, they find Raditz who they attempt to fight. Tien uses the Neo-Tribeam, and leaves himself vulnerable which allows Raditz to kill him.
- Out of all his alternate selves, this is probably the only Tien that wears a casual attire.