Master Roshi is the younger brother of Fortune Teller Baba and a student of the great master Mutaito. He is also the only person who was ever able to ascend the Korin tower and be trained by Korin. He continued in the way of martial arts until the death of his master at the hands of the evil King Piccolo. Master Mutaito, Roshi, and fellow student, Shen, all fought against the tyrant king. While all three couldn’t take Piccolo down, Master Mutaito was able to execute the fatal Evil Containment Wave. The move took Mutaito’s life, but the job was done, and Piccolo was sealed within a rice cooker. Master Roshi and Shen threw the rice cooker in the ocean in the hopes of never seeing Piccolo again.
Since then, Roshi lived a sedentary life until he met Goku, and after witnessing the lad perform a Kamehameha, he decided to take him on as a student. Master Roshi also took Krillin as a student and whipped both men into some of the finest martial artists in the universe. He took part in the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament, where he disguised himself as a contestant called ‘Jackie Chun.’ In this form, he fought Krillin and barely won before repeating the feat in the finals against Goku, who he only managed to win due to his longer limbs and extra stamina.
Master Roshi would meet his former colleague, Shen, again at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, and while there, he was able to rehabilitate Tien, a student of Shen who was going down a wrong path, but like his master. It was also at this tournament that he retired the Jackie Chun persona leaving the rest to his students.
Soon after, he would die after trying to recreate the Evil Containment Wave at the return of King Piccolo. He failed to seal Piccolo and paid with his life. Thankfully, Goku was able to defeat Piccolo and bring Roshi back to life.
Master Roshi continued to watch as his students grew to become adults themselves with families and helped train their children in the way of Martial arts.
Master Roshi is a complex character with many, many tools. This makes him a really fun character to pick up and his defensive output is insane which is great for players who prefer that playstyle. However, he is also quite vulnerable to throws which can be annoying especially when he is stuck in the corner. Finally, he is not an easy character to use which means that newbies or players that aren’t so skilled will struggle significantly to use the character.
1 Down Back
3 Down Forward
7 Up Back
9 Up Forward
A1 Z Assist 1
A2 Z Assist 2
5L- A great jab that progresses the character forward
5LL- A short jab that hits a number of times
5LLL- Roshi pulls his opponents towards him, but be warned, this is not a grab
5M- Another move that pushes Master Roshi forward with great vertical range
5H- Amazing range, so good that it can hit from round start spacing
5S- Good projectile. Does about 80% of the screen
2L- Not the greatest low
2M- A slide that also acts as a sweep. It has pretty decent range
2H- Also decent range
2S- Master Roshi does a roll and can avoid ki blasts
6H- With this move, Master Roshi appears behind the opponent
6S- Master Roshi throws a blue ball upward with this move
3H- Great recovery
j.L- A good air-to-air normal which is very useful
j.M- This takes ages to startup
j.S- Its weak knockback makes it a very good combo filler
j.2H- Smash hit causes a knockdown
j.2S- A simple jump 2S
j.4M- This could be hard to perform and hits behind Master Roshi
H+S- Masterful Leap- A quick jump forward by Master Roshi that replaces the super dash on the ground
j.H+S- Reverse Kamehameha- Master Roshi uses a Kamehameha to propel himself forward
j.2M- Turtle Drop- Master Roshi uses a diagonal elbow to hit at the opponent
236L/M/H- Wise Warrior- Master Roshi moves swiftly to the front of an opponent and hits them with a Ki blast
214L/M/H- Martial Spirit- Master Roshi bulks up considerably and punches the opponent
22L/M/H- Jumping Splits- Master Roshi does a split and kicks the opponent
236S- Kamehameha- A powerful beam that hits only once and is thinner than most
214S- Thunder Shock Surprise- Kinda like an anti-air as he knocks people out of the air with a beam
22S- Lullaby Fist- A command grab
Assist A- Kamehameha
Assist B- Martial Spirit
Assist C- Turtle Hermit Flurry
236L+M- Evil Containment Wave: Master Roshi fires a powerful green beam and locks the opponent in the bottle
236H+S- Turtle Hermit Extraordinaire: A buffed up Master Roshi whacks the opponent with his stick