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‎The Hero's Flute (勇者の笛 Yūsha no Fue) is a pair of magic ocarinas used by Tapion and his younger brother Minotia in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon.

Overview

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The Hero's Flute produces a magic barrier around Tapion

During the Hirudegarn war, Tapion and Minotia are given the enchanted ocarinas to play in order to distract Hirudegarn long enough for a Konatsian Wizard to cleave the monster in two with a powerful enchanted sword. These ocarinas are somehow able to create a tune that ensues rage upon Hirudegarn, and Tapion notes that he nor his brother knew how to play them, they simply just gave off the melody once blown into.

Over one-thousand years later, after Tapion is released from his music box, Hoi attempts to steal and break the Hero's Flute so that it could not be used to stop Hirudegarn once he was fully free from Tapion's body. Hoi fails however, and Tapion later uses the instrument against Hirudegarn, which eventually fails. The instrument is shattered upon Hirudegarn's escape from Tapion's body.

Video game appearances

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Tapion performing his Hero's Flute technique

Hero's Flute was named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, where it is one of Tapion's Blast 1 technique. When he plays a tune on his ocarina, it produces a magic barrier around him.

"Form a barrier by playing your flute! Assist effects will still apply to allies when the barrier is up."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as part of the Extra Pack 1 DLC, Hero's Flute appears as one of Tapion's Super Skills. Like in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, it creates a magical barrier around the user that protects the user from attack. Additionally assist effects (when a KO'd ally locks-on to an ally and presses the ki blast button to assist based on their character's unique attributes) will still apply to allies when the barrier is up. Additionally Tapion's Super Soul Earth is in your hands now! will cause all allies to enter Health-Auto Recovery Mode and all damage allies receive is reduced by a small amount whenever Hero's Flute is used, thus the Super Soul strengthens its uses in battle. In addition to Tapion, the Future Warrior can obtain the Hero's Flute Super Skill and its corresponding Super Soul as rewards in Parallel Quest 116: "A Hero's Duty".[1] Tapion's Hero Flute appears as part of his model and he can be seen holding it at the start of battle. As Tapion's Hero's Flute is a piece of his character model in game, the Future Warrior seems to summon an another ocarina when using the technique that disappear presumably by magic or technology such as Capsules, though other than this it produces the same effect as Hero's Flute used by Tapion in Xenoverse 2.

Trivia

  • Ocarinas often appear in the popular adventure game The Legend of Zelda (the most famous of which would be Ocarina of Time). The appearance of the Ocarinas in Wrath of the Dragon add further ties between Tapion's family and Link from The Legend of Zelda. Despite popular belief, however, the ocarina did not originate from The Legend of Zelda series.
    • It should also be noted that Ocarina of Time (the game in which created the strong association with Link and Ocarinas due to their importance within said game in both narrative and gameplay) came out 3 years after the Japanese release of Wrath of the Dragon in 1995.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Extra Pack 1 DLC