King Chappa was once the world champion using his famous eight-handed technique. It was said he made it through the whole tournament without being touched.
King Chappa enters the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, and is set to face the young Goku in the preliminaries. When Master Roshi (as Jackie Chun) sees him he exclaims Goku can't beat him. He was, however defeated by Goku, surprising everyone, including King Chappa.
The night the tournament ended King Chappa was shown already training with a large group of loyal students. Soon he was targeted by Tambourine, who announced he was there to kill him. King Chappa then attempted to use his eight-handed technique to defend himself but was easily killed by Tambourine, who mocked the technique and used an advanced one-hundred arm variant. King Chappa dies from the powerful punches and the impact of the wall, and some of his students attempt to avenge him but are killed as well. Later King Chappa (and presumably his students) are revived by Shenron.
Upon being returned to life (along with everyone else who was killed by King Piccolo and his minions) thanks to a wish granted by the Eternal Dragon, King Chappa competes in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. Unfortunately, he is once more defeated by Goku in the preliminaries. King Chappa never appears again after this.
- King Chappa is very similar to Mr. Satan including the fact that he was once World Martial Arts Champion before Goku and his friends enter the tournament. They also both have afros and the same styled mustache.
- King Chapa's clothes are similar to Nam's, a fighter who also once faced Goku in a match held at the World Tournament.
- Tambourine has a variation of King Chappa's eight-handed technique which he uses against King Chappa and kills him.