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‎The Hero's Flutes are a pair of magic ocarinas used by Tapion and his younger brother Minotia in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon.



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 appearance


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.


  • Ocarinas often appear in the popular adventure game The Legend of Zelda. 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.