Man-Wolf is the first opponent of Jackie Chun (really Master Roshi in disguise) at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. He is a large, humanoid wolf that turns into a man at the full moon. He works as a Zoo Keeper, and his address is XS 89001 JB. He also claims to be a black belt in kenpo.
Although unseen, it is revealed in a later flashback he was a spectator during the previous tournament, when Goku transformed into a Great Ape. He hates Jackie Chun because since he destroyed the moon, Man-Wolf has been stuck as a wolf, and he can't be with pretty girls. Jackie Chun defeats him with ease, dodging all of Man-Wolf's attacks, then taking advantage of his wolf like personality by throwing a bone out of the area, which Man-Wolf grabs, losing the match. Jackie then permanently turns him into a human by hypnotizing him into thinking Krillin's bald head is the full moon.
Shortly after the tournament, Man-Wolf is killed by Tambourine offscreen in the King Piccolo Saga. His body was then seen floating down the river, with a spear through his corpse with the symbol of King Piccolo on it. He is later revived by Shenron just as his girlfriend was putting flowers over his grave along with everybody else killed by King Piccolo and his minions.
Man-Wolf (or a look-alike) later appears as a competitor at X.S. Cash's Intergalactic Tournament in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound. He proved to be a very skilled fighter, capable of fighting against several other fighters at once, but was eliminated when he accidentally walked and fell out of the ring.
For unspecified reasons, Man-Wolf was shown to be back in his Wolf-form (possibly because the moon was restored by Kami at the end of Dragon Ball, but destroyed again by Piccolo during the Vegeta Saga of Dragon Ball Z). Though because Man-Wolf was turned into a human permanently, this could be somebody else.
Video game appearances
- Japanese: Masato Hirano
- FUNimation dub: Chris Rager
- Blue Water dub: Adam Hunter
- Latin American dub: Mario Sauret
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Carlos Silveira
- Man-Wolf is the second wolf-like beast shown in a World Tournament. Yamcha defeats a smaller wolf in the 21st tournament, who mocks the name of Yamcha's Wolf Fang Fist technique.
- Man-Wolf is the opposite of a werewolf: instead of turning into a humanoid wolf at a full moon, he turns into a human at a full moon.