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Characters of the Tekken series


Characters of the Tekken series


The following is a list of characters from the fighting game series Tekken. Characters are listed in alphabetical order.

Characters

Main series

Players can choose from a diverse cast that hails from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and fighting styles. A few characters have supernatural origin, such as Devil and Ogre, while animal characters like Kuma the bear and Roger the kangaroo provide comic relief. In the story mode of the game, each character generally has their own personal reasons for entering the tournament and competing for the prize.

Only three characters have been playable in all eight main Tekken installments to date: Yoshimitsu, Nina Williams, and Paul Phoenix. While King and Kuma also have been playable in all the games but as two different characters, with King I and Kuma I being in first two games and King II and Kuma II being in remaining games.

Four characters: Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya Mishima, Marshall Law, and Lee Chaolan would come close, having been playable in seven installments. Jack also have been playable in seven main installments with 7 different models and names (Jack, Jack-2, Gun Jack (Jack-3), Jack-5, Jack-6, Jack-7 and Jack-8), with Tekken 4 being the only game a Jack robot was absent from (although a Jack-4 was created, this version was mass-produced instead of only one produced like the other Jack robots, although Jack-4 made cameo appearance in Tekken 5 and appeared as a NPC in the story mode of Tekken 7).

Comparison table

 Yes  = Playable and available by default.

 Yes  = Playable via update or unlockable.

 Costume  /  Costume  = Playable, whether by default, unlockable, or via update, but as a palette swap or in-battle transformation of another character instead of a standalone character.

 DLC  = Playable as paid downloadable content.

 Guest  = Third-party character.

 NPC  = Appears, but is not playable.

 Cameo  = Makes a cameo appearance in cinematics, intros, trailer, background of a stage, or in a picture.

 ?  = To be confirmed.

 No  = Does not appear.

(Notes are given below the table for more details).

Notes:

^ Not including arcade history mode of Tekken 5 and gallery mode of Tekken 7.
^1 NPC in Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: DR (PSP, arcade, and online only)/Unlockable in Tekken 5:DR (PS3 and offline only)
^2 Only in Tekken 5: DR.
^3 Only in Tekken 6: BR (arcade and console).
^4 Playable in a campaign level.
^5 Only in Tekken 7: FR (arcade and console)/Round 2.
^6 Only playable in story mode for a short amount of time in console version.
^7 Only in Tekken 5 and in the Devil Within mode.
^8 Not playable and available in Round 2.
^9 As King I/Kuma I.
^10 As King II/Kuma II.
^11 Only playable in story mode in The Dark Awaken.


^a Probably none.
^b There are several people, therefore unknown.
^c Origin of the devil gene is unknown, but the person is from Japan.
^d The person has denied nationality.
^e Comes from this country but is not a citizen.
^f He was born in China, but his nationality is currently Japanese.
^g Alluded to be Egypt but not confirmed.
^h American fighter of Chinese descent.

Major spin-offs

Bryan Fury, Jin Kazama, Ling Xiaoyu, Paul Phoenix, King II and Nina Williams are the only characters to have appeared as playable in all five major spin-off games. Games highlighted in green are no longer supported.

Comparison table

 Yes  = Playable and available by default.

 Yes  = Only playable in update version/Unlockable.

 DLC  = Free downloadable character.

 Guest  = Third-party character.

 NPC  = Non-playable character.

 Cameo  = Cameo appearance - characters appearing in cinematics, intros, trailer, background of a stage, or in a picture.

 No  = Not included.

(Notes are given below the table for more details).

Notes:

^1 Unplayable in online mode.
^2 Unlockable if not selected in Adventure Mode.
^3 Only playable in Fight Lab mode for the prologue.
^4 Unplayable in arcade mode.
^5 As Armor King I.
^6 As Armor King II.


^a There are several people, therefore unknown.
^b Origin of the devil gene is unknown, but the person is from Japan.
^c The person has denied nationality.
^d Comes from this country but is not a citizen.
^e He was born in China, but his nationality is currently Japanese.
^f Alluded to be Egypt but not confirmed.
^g American fighter of Chinese descent.

Other games

Jin Kazama has appeared as playable in eight out of the ten games listed, while Ling Xiaoyu and Nina Williams have appeared as playable in seven out of the ten games listed. Game highlighted in green is no longer supported and game highlighted in blue is currently on pause in production.

Comparison table

 Yes  = Playable and available by default.

 Yes  = Only playable in update version/Unlockable.

 DLC  = Paid downloadable character (Free in PlayStation Vita version).

 NPC  = Non-playable character.

 Cameo  = Cameo appearance - characters physically appeared in cinematics, intros, trailer, background of a stage, or in a picture.

 ?  = Unconfirmed.

 No  = Not included.

(Notes are given below the table for more details).

Notes:

^ Only including Tekken characters in SFxT and TxSF.
^1 Only playable in "Anna Mode".


^a Origin of the devil gene is unknown, but the person is from Japan.
^b The person has denied nationality.
^c Comes from this country but is not a citizen.
^d He was born in China, but his nationality is currently Japanese.
^e Alluded to be Egypt but not confirmed.
^f American fighter of Chinese descent.

Adaptations

Only Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima have appeared in all five adaptations of the series.

Comparison table

 No  = Not included.

(Notes are given below the table for more details).

Notes:

^a Origin of the devil gene is unknown, but the person is from Japan.
^b The person has denied nationality.
^c Comes from this country but is not a citizen.
^d He was born in China, but his nationality is currently Japanese.
^e American fighter of Chinese descent.

Introduced in Tekken

Anna Williams

  • Nationality : Irish
  • Fighting style : Hapkido
  • Voiced by :

English
Claire Hamilton (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Lenne Hardt (TK5 - TK6 [full voice], TTT2 - TK7 [battle grunts])
Tara Platt (TK6 Scenario Campaign, TK: Blood Vengeance, TTT2 - present)
Japanese
Yumi Tōma (TK1 - TTT)
Kaori Yamagata (Tekken: The Motion Picture; drama CD)
Tamako Nohama (2009 live-action film)
Akeno Watanabe (TK: Blood Vengeance)

Anna Williams (Japanese: アンナ・ウィリアムズ, Hepburn: An'na U~Iriamuzu) is the flamboyant younger sister of Nina Williams. Their father, Richard, a former assassin, trained the two in a variety of martial arts. However, when Richard dies under mysterious circumstances, the sisters accuse each other, marking the beginning of a fierce, long-lasting feud. With both sisters going their separate ways, Anna enlists in a paramilitary organization and becomes an officer in the Tekken Force.

Anna plays a minor role in the story of the first game, only appearing as a sub-boss character for Nina. Later games, however, would begin to flesh out her story. Tekken 2 saw Nina once again contracted to assassinate the tournament's sponsor, this time being Kazuya Mishima. Whether at Kazuya's behest or Anna's own choice, Anna becomes a bodyguard for Kazuya, along with Ganryu and Bruce Irvin. Soon after, Nina is captured by Mishima Zaibatsu's forces and becomes a subject of Dr. Bosconovitch's cryongenic research. Likewise, Anna is captured by Kazuya and joins her sister in a cryogenic slumber.

In Tekken 3, following their subjection to cryogenic sleep in Tekken 2, Nina awakes fifteen years later under the possessive influence of the recently unearthed Ogre, who compels her to target Jin Kazama for assassination. Anna awakens with her sister, though is unaffected by Ogre's influence. In an act of compassion, Anna sets out to stop Nina, who had lost her memories, from reverting to her assassin ways and to help regain her memories. However, her efforts are in vain as Nina suddenly recalls her lifelong feud with Anna, resulting in Nina leaving and severing all ties with her younger sister.

Anna is absent as a playable character in Tekken 4 but makes her return in Tekken 5, when the sisters' reunion triggers Nina's repressed hostility towards Anna. Anna retaliates, leading to a prolonged gunfight lasting several days. Eventually, the sisters reach a deadlock and agree to settle their grievances once and for all, with a glimpse of their battle appearing in the game's opening sequence. In the following tournament, both sisters agree that only one will emerge alive. However, despite Nina's victory over Anna, she decides to spare her life, feeling unsatisfied with the outcome.

In Tekken 6's "Scenario Campaign" story mode, Anna leads G Corporation's defenses against the Mishima Zaibatsu and Lars Alexandersson's rebel army; during a confrontation with the rebels, Anna's actions indirectly result in the death of Lars' friend, Tougou. She also accompanies Kazuya to Azazel's Temple in the desert. Following Kazuya's stalemate with Lars, Anna flees with him.

Anna additionally appears in Nina's 2005 spin-off action game Death by Degrees as a commander of the Tekken Force.

Anna later becomes playable in Tekken 7 as part of the Season 2 DLC. After the tumultuous events of Tekken 6, Anna's spirit grew weary of constant conflict. After finally retiring, she meets and falls in love with an elite soldier in the G Corporation. However, tragedy strikes on the day of their planned wedding, when the sound of gunfire suddenly fills the venue amidst preparations. Anna rushes toward the commotion only to discover her beloved killed and her sister, Nina, escaping in Anna's wedding dress. Fueled by vengeance, Anna resolves to reengage in combat once more.

Anna's fighting style is based on hapkido, a martial art known for its use of spinning back kicks, jumping kicks and close-range throws. Although their father taught Anna and Nina the same martial arts skills, each sister has developed a distinct fighting style seen in the games.

Armor King I/II

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Professional Wrestling (AK1 - US style, AK2 - Japanese style)

Armor King (アーマー・キング, Āmā Kingu) is a professional wrestler and was a rival of King when the latter was still an inexperienced wrestler. He suffered eye damage in a fight with King, but when he later found King distraught and drunk in an alleyway, Armor King convinced him to get back into fighting and enter the second King of Iron Fist tournament. After King is killed by Ogre, Armor King trains a new fighter who sports a jaguar mask similar to that of King's. Armor King is not selectable in Tekken 4, as he is beaten to death in a bar fight instigated by Australian brawler Craig Marduk, who then steals his mask and mockingly wears it in the tournament, provoking Armor King's protege King into entering the competition to seek revenge. Marduk is then attacked in Tekken 5 by what is believed to be Armor King, but his assailant is revealed in Tekken 6 as the original Armor King's younger brother. After recovering from a brutal beating where he and Marduk knocked out each other and brought to hospital by King, the younger Armor King accepts Marduk's challenge for a retirement match arranged by King in Tekken 7.

Ganryu

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Sumo
  • Voiced by:

English
Lowell B. Bartholomee (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Earl Baylon (Tekken: Bloodline)
Japanese
Banjō Ginga (Tekken)
Takashi Nagasako (TK2-Tekken Tag Tournament; Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Hidenari Ugaki (TK5-present)

Ganryu (Japanese: 巌竜, Hepburn: Ganryū) is a Japanese sumo wrestler who is barred from the sport for infractions such as firebreathing and taunting his opponents. This rejection, coupled with his mounting gambling debts, steers him into a life of crime. Heihachi Mishima hires him as a henchman for the first King of Iron Fist tournament, in which Ganryu loses to Yoshimitsu, who then drains Ganryu's remaining finances and leaves him broke. Kazuya Mishima pays him handsomely for his services in his Mishima Zaibatsu corporation. Ganryu participates in the second tournament as Kazuya's bodyguard, but he also wishes to build his own sumo ring to impress his secret crush, Michelle Chang, but instead, she defeats him in battle and Ganryu returns to Japan. Two decades after the events of Tekken 2, Ganryu opens a sumo stable and trains other wrestlers. However, after seeing Michelle's daughter Julia on television fighting in the fourth tournament, he enters the fifth in hopes of wooing Julia if he is able to recover her lost "Forest Rejuvenation Data" that he eventually finds inside the Mishima Zaibatsu's laboratory, but Julia receives the information and flees before Ganryu can propose marriage. Now faced with a failing restaurant he had opened afterward in Hawaii, Ganryu enters the tournament again in Tekken 6 in attempt to advertise the restaurant and bring in revenue. Unfortunately, Ganryu accidentally donated all his restaurant earnings to Julia's reforestation campaign. In order to fix his financial problems, Ganryu decided to enter the seventh tournament.

Ganryu's occupations have varied in alternate Tekken media; in the animated film Tekken: The Motion Picture, he is Lee Chaolan's bodyguard, and in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, he is a PE teacher at the Mishima Polytechnic School.

GameSpy named Ganryu as one of their "25 Extremely Rough Brawlers" in video gaming: "Ganryu is more of a tragic character as his unrequited love for fellow fighter Julia fuels his brutality." In 2011, Computer and Video Games deemed Ganryu one of the series' "worst ever characters": "If losing some weight and not wearing a massive nappy all the time isn't the first thing you do to attract someone whose mother you've already failed to hit on, then you're doing something terribly, horribly wrong."

Heihachi Mishima

Jack (series)/Prototype Jack

  • Nationality : Russian (Jack-1, Jack-2, Prototype Jack, and Jack-X only)
  • Fighting style : Sheer force
  • Voiced by:
English
Mark O'Brien (Tekken: The Motion Picture) (Jack-2)
Jordan Byrne (Street Fighter X Tekken) (Jack-X)
Japanese
Banjō Ginga (Tekken - Tekken 5)
Akio Ōtsuka (Tekken: The Motion Picture) (Jack-2)
Kenichiro Matsuda (Street Fighter X Tekken) (Jack-X)

The various Jack models were originally created by the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation for different purposes:

  • Jack (introduced in Tekken) is the original model, created by Heihachi's Mishima Zaibatsu in order to counter a coup from Kazuya Mishima in the King of Iron Fist Tournament. In-game, the player is one of these machines.
  • Jack-2 (introduced in Tekken 2) is a direct upgrade of the Jack model, also created by the Mishima Zaibatsu. Once a Jack-2 witnesses a young girl named Jane lose her mother during a battle, he takes it upon himself to look after her, until he is destroyed by Dr. Abel. Jack-2 also appears in Tekken 3 as a palette swap of Gun Jack.
  • Prototype Jack (or P. Jack) (introduced in Tekken) is a prototype created to combat both Jack and Jack-2. After the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, the remains of Prototype Jack are almost destroyed by Jack's combat abilities. His body is later remodeled by Dr. Bosconovitch and goes on to combat Jack-2. P. Jack is seemingly destroyed by Jack-2 in the second tournament. This is the only Jack to appear in more than three games, appearing in the original Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, and the console version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  • Gun Jack (also known as "Jack-3") (introduced in Tekken 3) is a more advanced prototype, created by Jane in an attempt to revive her friend, Jack-2. She is successful in implanting her Jack-2's memories, including an energy shield inside him. However, as Gun Jack's energy shield ran out of power, it is destroyed by gunfire by the Tekken Force when he and Jane attempt to break into the Mishima Zaibatsu labs. G Corporation rescues her in time and retrieves Gun Jack's body as well. This is the only Jack that is associate to Jane and not mass produced.
  • Jack-4 (introduced in Tekken 5) is an upgrade of Gun Jack, created by G Corporation and the only one in the Jack series that is non-playable. Like P. Jack, this model has a separate personality. Unlike other models in the Jack series, this one is mass-produced to serve as the foot soldiers of the G Corporation. While these never participate in any tournament, they are sent by G Corporation's Nebraska branch to kill Kazuya Mishima after they no longer need him, and the subsequent battle in Hon-Maru almost results in the death of Heihachi Mishima. However Heihachi survived and blasted far away from Hon-Maru, until he recovered from a comatose for days when the fifth tournament was announced. These specific models have a self-destruct device embedded in them, indicated when one of them peels away its face to reveal a countdown. They also appear as enemies in the Scenario Campaign mode in Tekken 6 and a Tekken 5 flashback chapter of Tekken 7.
  • Jack-5 (introduced in Tekken 5) is an upgrade of Jack-4, created by Jane during her first time at G Corporation to participate in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Currently upgraded into Jack-6 after Kazuya's take over.
  • Jack-6 (introduced in Tekken 6) is an upgrade of Jack-5, upgraded from Jack-5 with same model of previous version, with a minor body part upgrade by G Corporation with the mission of destroying the Mishima Zaibatsu in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6. As of Tekken 7, starting from Jack-6, a previous Jack model which was playable in a previous tournament has been mass produced in a later tournament, where the later Jack model serves as a main playable model in a corresponding number within the tournament series is deployed for combat experimental purposes.
  • Jack-X (introduced in Street Fighter X Tekken) and his official tag partner, Bryan Fury were released on July 31, 2012, as downloadable content. Unlike Jack-5 – 6, this Jack can talk, although it was revealed to be in prototype stage between both of these main Jack series.
  • Jack-7 (introduced in Tekken 7) is an upgrade version of Jack-6. It finally has a proper model modification since it was ended with Jack-5, albeit recolored from Jack-6. Jack-7 also appears inTekken 7 as a palette swap of Jack-8.
  • Jack-8 (introduced in Tekken 8) is an upgrade version of Jack-7. Besides receiving further upgrades based on the previous Jacks above, he is now equipped with both visor and summonable giant flying drill/laser cannon-hybrid weapon, and he can now utilizes projectile-based rocket punches, similar to Alisa Bosconovitch’s. It was created as an anti-suppression weapon against G Corporation's enemies.

The Jack series robots also appear in Tekken Tag Tournament (Jack-2, Gun Jack, and Prototype Jack) and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Jack-6 and Prototype Jack). The player's Jack character (barring original Jack, Prototype Jack, Jack-X and Jack-4) in most series is belonged to Jane.

In-game, the Jacks have traditionally shared a number of their moves with Kuma/Panda and Ganryu. In Tekken 5, however, Namco made a pronounced effort to differentiate all the shared moves between characters: the fighters still have a few similar moves, but their executions are completely different. In Tekken 5, Jack-5 is considered one of the most difficult characters to play. Inversely, in Tekken 6, Jack-6 is considered one of the easiest characters to learn.

Kazuya Mishima/Devil Kazuya/Kid Kazuya

King I/II

Kuma I/II

  • Nationality : Japanese (but not a citizen)
  • Fighting style : Kuma Shinken (later adopts Heihachi's Shorin-ryu-styled Mishima Fighting Karate as of TK8)
  • Voiced by: Katsuhiro Harada (Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory) (Kuma II)
Kuma I

The first Kuma was once an abandoned bear cub in the forests of the Mishima estate. Heihachi Mishima found Kuma and took him in as his pet. Despite Kuma's unflinching loyalty to his master, Kuma often left Heihachi's side to sleep, even during the summer. This lazy approach means that Kuma's fighting style has never really matured and is very disjointed. This was demonstrated in the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, where Kuma was easily defeated by Paul Phoenix. Kuma was very impressed with Paul's fighting prowess, as he'd thought that the only strong human was Heihachi. Heihachi was also defeated in the last tournament (by Kazuya Mishima), and so he and Kuma retreated to a mountain dojo to re-train. Kuma traveled to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 with his master, vowing to destroy Paul Phoenix this time, and to eat anyone who got in his way. Kuma was immediately defeated by Paul Phoenix again.

Kuma II

Just after the second tournament Kuma died of old age, Heihachi trains a replacement, also named Kuma, Just like his father, the second Kuma is Heihachi Mishima's pet and bodyguard. Kuma is in love with the panda bear Panda, but she neither feels the same nor has any interest in him. It is noted that although she does not love him, she does occasionally give him a thought - that Kuma II is smarter than his father, and a good bodyguard for Heihachi. One day, when Kuma was absorbed in watching TV, he suddenly went wild at the sight of a martial artist with a scarlet go-gi - it was Paul Phoenix. Kuma has trained since that day to defeat Paul in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3. He doesn't think anything of Ogre, who is the God of Fighting; only of defeating Paul. However, during the third tournament Kuma was once again easily defeated by Paul. Kuma would finally accomplish his goal of defeating Paul in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. However, Kuma's happiness was brought to an abrupt end with the death of his master Heihachi. Kuma lived in sorrow over Heihachi's presumed death, but on seeing the uncertainty surrounding the Mishima Zaibatsu, Kuma realized that saving it would be the ultimate display of loyalty to his presumed deceased master. However, the chaos at Mishima Zaibatsu had already subsided when Kuma arrived, and he was thrown out of the building by security. Kuma had no choice but to return to the mountains.

When the Mishima Zaibatsu announced the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Kuma decided he would enter the tournament and take back the Mishima Zaibatsu. During the fifth tournament Kuma fought his old enemy Paul Phoenix but just barely lost to him. Sometime after the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 and the death of his master Heihachi Mishima, Kuma was convinced that he was the only one who could save the Mishima Zaibatsu. He set out to the Mishima Zaibatsu headquarters with resolve.

Waiting for him there was the new leader of the Zaibatsu, Jin Kazama. Easily defeated by Jin, Kuma was dumped out of a helicopter into the Hokkaido wilderness. Despite that, Kuma survived, traversed the vast forests, and entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, determined to defeat Jin and take his place as the rightful successor of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Following Heihachi's surprising return as a Mishima Zaibatsu leader since Jin's disappearance, Kuma was found by his master's Tekken Force army, and learned that his master promotes him to lead his own Tekken Force unit. Due to being busy with important tasks as a leader of his Tekken Force unit, Kuma forfeit his spot in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 7 where he supposedly would have fought his old enemy Paul again. Instead, Paul's opponent is Kuma's crush, Panda (unbeknownst to Kuma himself). Kuma's last known location during the tournament was the Philippines, where he and his unit provides supplies for the Filipino survivors of a typhoon disaster. After earning the local country's trust, Kuma became the final opponent for the Zaibatsu's employment exam. Many young participants either quit or lost to Kuma during the exam: only one participant, a typhoon survivor named Josie Rizal, succeeded - despite Kuma's misgivings about her crybaby attitude.

Unfortunately following the true death of Heihachi at the hands of Kazuya during the seventh tournament, Kuma begins to adopt Heihachi's fighting style and dons his signature gi, with a headband of matching red color as Heihachi's karate belt. Before G Corporation fully takes over Mishima Zaibatsu and its assets, Kuma rescues one of the researchers from Mishima Heavy Industries in time, who eventually provides him aimable salmon-like rocket explosives during The King of Iron Fist Tournament 8. After Kuma learns the truth behind Heihachi's death, he ultimately sides with Jin against Kazuya. During the war, Kuma sneakily attempt to take Paul and Marshall out, but instead accidentally taking a hit by a rocket meant to aim both men and thereby saving them, to Kuma's dismay.

Kunimitsu I/II

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Manji Ninjutsu
  • Voiced by :
Kunimitsu I :
Katsuhiro Harada (TK)
Shiho Kikuchi (TK2 and TTT)
Megumi Toyoguchi (TTT2 and TKR)
Kunimitsu II :
Saori Hayami
Kunimitsu I

Kunimitsu made her debut in the original Tekken as a thief and rival of Yoshimitsu. A former member of Yoshimitsu's clan, known as the Manji Clan, she was banished from the clan for her theft. In order to make ends meet, Kunimitsu enters the King of the Iron Fist Tournament to attempt to steal valuable treasure from Michelle Chang. Michelle manages to defeat her in battle.

Two years later, upon learning that Yoshimitsu's sword also holds value, she enters the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2 to try and steal it. When she confronts Yoshimitsu in battle, she is once again defeated.

After the previous two failures, Kunimitsu decides to retire from thievery and does not participate in any more King of the Iron Fist Tournaments. Meanwhile, she gives birth to her daughter, who would also take the title of Kunimitsu.

Kunimitsu I would also appear in the non-canon games Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Kunimitsu II

Kunimitsu II first appeared in Tekken 7 as a DLC character. This Kunimitsu enters the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 7 with the same goal her mother once had: To steal Yoshimitsu's sword, in an attempt to cheer up her ill mother. She also had an undercover mission at Mishima Polytechnical School, prior to rushing back to her mother to finish what the latter started.

Lee Chaolan/Violet

  • Nationality : Japanese (naturalized)
  • Fighting style : Martial Arts (main fighting style), Mishima Style Fighting Karate (TK1, TK2 and TTT)
  • Voiced by:
English
Kaiji Tang (Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Tekken Tag Tournament 2)
David Stokey (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Japanese
Jōji Nakata (Tekken - Tekken Tag Tournament (laughs))
Nozomu Sasaki (Tekken 2 - Tekken Tag Tournament)
Ryōtarō Okiayu (TK5—present; Tekken: Blood Vengeance)
Shin-ichiro Miki (Tekken: The Motion Picture)

Lee Chaolan (Chinese: 李 超狼; pinyin: Lǐ Chāoláng; Japanese: リー・チャオラン; Hepburn: Rī Chaoran) is the adoptive son of Heihachi Mishima, whose own son Kazuya's defeat is Lee's motivation for entering the numerous King of Iron Fist tournaments held throughout the Tekken series. Lee was adopted by Heihachi to provide a rival for Kazuya, who he felt was too weak to lead his Mishima Zaibatsu company. Lee studies in the United States alongside Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law. After Kazuya wins control of the company, Lee works as Kazuya's secretary, in addition to overseeing Kazuya's team of bodyguards and Dr. Bosconovitch's experiments, all while secretly hoping to take over the Zaibatsu. However, Lee is soon expelled from the Zaibatsu for unknown reasons while Heihachi disowns him, causing him to leave the world of fighting and pursuing a career in robotics.

Lee returns in Tekken 4 as a playboy whose robotics operation is a success. Upon learning that the Zaibatsu's rival G Corporation was attacked by the Tekken Force, Lee joins the fourth tournament with a vastly different appearance, competing under the name of Violet, in order to conceal his identity, while hoping to test his new "Combot" experiment in the process. However, he is defeated in the later stages by Kazuya, whom Lee had believed to be dead, but he then learns someone else had controlled the Zaibatsu in Heihachi's absence. Believing it to be Kazuya, Lee enters the fifth tournament in Tekken 5 to take him out personally and regain control of the Zaibatsu, but upon learning that the culprit is Lee's adoptive paternal grandfather Jinpachi, he drops out of the tournament and returns to his business. After Kazuya legitimately takes control of the company, Lee enters the next tournament in attempt again to come in contact with Kazuya. In the game's "Scenario Campaign" story mode, Lee joins forces with Julia Chang, Lars Alexandersson, and Dr. Bosconovitch's android daughter Alisa, with a shared objective of stopping Kazuya and Jin, but Lee and Lars are not aware at first that Alisa was created to serve Jin, thus acting as a mole for Lars. When Alisa is destroyed at the climax, Lee promises Lars that she will be reconstructed with his company's resources, which he finally succeeds at the same time of Heihachi's return in the seventh tournament, shortly before the latter's true demise at the hands of Kazuya in their final battle. During the seventh tournament, Lee also recruits a journalist who lost his family in the war that occurred during the sixth tournament to join his cause, as well as a redeemed Jin to investigate how the Mishima affair first started. In the eighth tournament, ahead of Kazuya's public revelation to the world as a devil, Lee manages to recruit Alisa's "father", Doctor Bosconovitch, and by extension, Manji Clan, in co-developed armored suits for their allies, including Lee himself against Kazuya, while also aiding the doctor in removing the remaining inhibitor inside Alisa's body, so as to set her free.

Lee is also selectable in the non-canon games Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, and Tekken Revolution.

As mentioned before, Violet was first introduced in Tekken 4 as an alter-ego of Lee Chaolan. Serving as his public persona as the CEO of Violet Systems, Lee used this alter-ego to allow himself to enter the fourth King of Iron Fist Tournament without being found out by the Mishima Zaibatsu. While primarily a main palette swap of Lee in most mainline games since his debut game, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the only game where Violet has his own character slot, even being the main character in the Fight Lab mode of the game.

Marshall Law

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Jeet Kune Do
  • Voiced by :
English
Julian Macfarlane (TK4 [dialogue])
Robert Clotworthy (TK5 [dialogue])
David Vincent (TK6–present)
Japanese
Katsuhiro Harada (TK1TK7 [grunts])
Keisuke Fujii (Street Fighter X Tekken)
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (2009 live-action film)

Marshall Law (Japanese: マーシャル・ロー, Hepburn: Māsharu rō) is a martial artist who owns a restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown, and like his close friend Paul Phoenix, financial difficulty becomes his primary motive for entering the King of Iron Fist fighting tournaments held throughout the Tekken series. His appearance and fighting style are based on Hong Kong martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. Sometimes known as "The Fighting Chef", Law is the father of Forest Law. He enters the first King of Iron Fist Tournament in the original game in hopes of opening his own dojo with the winnings, Law would eventually draw against Wang Jinrei. Despite not winning the tournament, Marshall would eventually open his own dojo. However, in Tekken 2, his students are soon attacked and his dojo destroyed by Baek Doo San, provoking Law into entering the second tournament to seek revenge. Law would eventually face his villainous assailant and successfully defeated him, Law would drop out of the tournament after achieving his goal. In Tekken 3, his storyline details that he rebuilt his dojo while running a successful restaurant chain called "Marshall China" in the United States. Meanwhile, Paul convinces Marshall's son Forest Law to enter the third tournament, which causes friction between Law and Paul.

Similar to Paul's storyline in Tekken 4, Law's restaurant business goes under and he is consequently bankrupt. He attempts to use the fourth tournament as a crutch to ease his money troubles, but is unable to do so and he is afterwards relegated to taking a dishwashing job in Japan, where the tournaments are held. While participating in the fifth tournament in Tekken 5 in hopes of being able to cover medical bills stemming from Forest being hurt in a motorcycle accident, Law is deported to the United States upon discovery that he was employed illegally in Japan. Paul approaches Law with the proposition of forming a team for the upcoming sixth tournament, believing that the odds of victory (and winning the prize money) would be better as a group than individually, and Law accepts. They later add boxer Steve Fox to their ranks, while they did well in the tournament, Paul and Law ended up being paired against each other and they both fought to a draw, as a result they were unable to claim the top prize nor restore their respective previous aims, though Steve already got what he need in Tekken 7, yet still haunted by the truth about his past, until Marshall and Paul restore his fighting spirit and reason to live. Marshall's opponent during the second tournament was Feng Wei, whom Marshall initially planned to look after the recently restored dojo he neglected, but changes his mind and retreat when finding out how dangerous Feng is, prior to the latter's defeat by Leroy Smith. During Kazuya's tyranny in the eight tournament, Marshall’s dojo has been repossessed as a collateral before he finds out about the recent events. He temporarily join G Corporation in desperation to get his money to pay off his debt, and was deceived into believing Paul, who won the North American qualifier of the eight tournament unable to keep his promise, unaware that the tournament was cancelled during the quarter finals and is actually a set up for Kazuya's scheme. He and Paul are accidentally saved by Kuma from a G Corporation tank's rocket meant to hit him and Paul during the war. After Jin Kazama's victory against Kazuya, and signaling the world's freedom from the latter's tyranny, Marshall, reconcile with Paul and return to the good side where they and their allies, including Azucena opens food kitchens at Manhattan and help restore the city.

Marshall also appears in the noncanonical Tekken games Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Revolution, Street Fighter X Tekken, and the 2005 Namco beat 'em up Urban Reign. Marshall appears as a Spirit in the Nintendo crossover video game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Michelle Chang

Nina Williams/Summer Nina

Paul Phoenix

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Integrated Martial Arts based on Judo
  • Voiced by :
English
Eric Kelso (TK4—TK6, TK3D:PE (grunts))
Jamieson Price (since TK6 (dialogue), later also grunts as of TTT2)
Mike McFarland (Street Fighter X Tekken)
Japanese
Hōchū Ōtsuka (drama CD, Tekken: Bloodline)
Kanehira Yamamoto (Street Fighter X Tekken)

Paul Phoenix (ポール・フェニックス, Pōru Fenikkusu) is a hot-headed American biker and martial artist who regularly enters the King of Iron Fist fighting tournaments to prove he is "the toughest fighter in the universe" while hoping to use the prize money to pay off his debts, yet he falls short of victory each time due to various circumstances. He is also a family friend of Marshall Law and his son, Forest, alongside the former used to train together with Lee Chaolan sometimes after the latter was adopted by Heihachi Mishima and in charge of American branch of Zaibatsu at San Francisco, where Law family live. In the first Tekken, Paul remained undefeated in battle until he fought Kazuya Mishima to a draw. When he heard the announcement of the King of Iron Fist Tournament, he entered, seeing the opportunity to face his rival, Kazuya, and prove himself to be the best. Paul performed well in the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, and he went to go on to face Kazuya in the semi-finals but he was narrowly defeated after a furious battle that lasted for hours. Shaking his head in disbelief, Paul left the Mishima estate and returned to New York. He battles his way to the finals of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 in Tekken 2, earning the right to have a rematch with Kazuya, only to end up having to forfeit and replaced by Heihachi after getting stuck in traffic as a result of a multi-car collision on the expressway, and therefore unable to make the match on time. Paul goes undefeated throughout the entire King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 in Tekken 3, leaving victorious after defeating the opposing fighters including Kuma, Jin Kazama, and the god of fighting, Ogre. Unbeknownst to him, Ogre morphs into his monstrous form, True Ogre, after absorbing Heihachi's fighting force and is then defeated a second time by Paul's replacement Jin, who was reinstated in the tournament and cheating Paul out of his victory. As a result, by Tekken 4, Paul's dojo has gone out of business due to lack of students and he ends up a homeless alcoholic. He again enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 in an attempt to get his life back together and go head-to-head with Kazuya, a rival he hadn't fought in over 20 years.

During the first two tournaments, Paul had fought and defeated Kuma, a large brown bear trained in combat by Heihachi. After the animal dies of old age, Heihachi trains a replacement, also named Kuma, who was easily defeated by Paul in the third tournament but Kuma manages to defeat him in the early stages of the fourth tournament. Paul adopts a new training regimen and gets his revenge against Kuma in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 in Tekken 5, but the match leaves Paul too exhausted to continue in the competition and he is forced to drop out. Again departing the tournament penniless and already burdened by his increasing debt, he wastes no time in entering the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 in Tekken 6 in hopes of finally easing his financial troubles. This time, he believes assembling a team would increase his chances of victory, and so he joins forces with Marshall and a boxer Steve Fox. While they did well in the tournament, Paul and Marshall ended up being paired against each other and they both fought to a draw, as a result they were unable to claim the top prize.

He entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 7 in Tekken 7 with not only the intention, but the necessity of winning as the hefty prize would keep him in the black. Things didn't exactly pan out for him when the previous tournament got suspended, placing him "into a life of destitution."

Paul returns in Tekken 8 as a playable character with new design and a significantly different hairstyle (although he was criticized for his new hairstyle). Though Paul and Steve join Jin’s side against Kazuya’s tyranny, their friend Marshall briefly joins Kazuya’s side due to Paul not keeping his promise to him. After Paul and Marshall are accidentally saved by Kuma from G Corporation's rocket, they reconcile and begin to help their allies repair the damages caused by the G Corporation, as well as celebrating their victories following Jin's defeat of Kazuya.

Paul is also selectable in non-canon spin-off Tekken games such as Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Card Challenge, Tekken Advance, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Tekken Revolution, in addition to the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken. He is an unlockable character in the 2005 beat-'em-up multiplayer game Urban Reign. He also appears in SNK's mobile phone game The King of Fighters All Star. Paul appears as a Spirit in the Nintendo crossover video game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Wang Jinrei

  • Nationality : Chinese
  • Fighting style : Xing Yi Quan
  • Voiced by : Tamio Ōki (TK1~TTT); Hu Qian (TK5~TTT2 [dialogues]); Chan Ho (TK5~TTT2 [in-game grunts])

Wang Jinrei (Japanese: 王 椋雷(ワン・ジンレイ), Hepburn: Wan Jinrei, pinyin: Wáng Jīngléi) is an elderly Chinese old man who was a close friend of Heihachi Mishima's father Jinpachi, and lived as a recluse in the Mishima gardens. Wang tutors his distant relative Ling Xiaoyu (who debuts in Tekken 3) in the martial arts at a young age. He draws rival Marshall Law in the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, then enters the second tournament in Tekken 2 in order to fulfill the deceased Jinpachi's wishes of eliminating Heihachi and Jinpachi's grandson Kazuya, who have both followed the path of evil. Wang opts to face all challengers giving way to those adept enough to defeat Kazuya, however Wang was defeated by Jun Kazama during the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. In Tekken 5, set two decades after Jinpachi's death, Wang receives a letter from Jinpachi, who is actually alive but has been possessed by a demon, having been brought to life after starving to death years previously and requests Wang's participation in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Wang was defeated in the semi-finals of the tournament by Jin Kazama whose purpose was to wipe out the Devil Gene which had been plaguing within both himself and Kazuya. Wang holds no grudge towards Jin for Jinpachi's death, but does also shows distaste towards the Devil Gene. Wang is currently the oldest playable human character in the Tekken games, being 82 during Tekken 1, 84 in Tekken 2 and 105 in Tekken 5 and 6, respectively.

Yoshimitsu

Introduced in Tekken 2

Angel

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Mishima Style Karate
  • Voiced by : Yumi Tōma (TTT1); Yuka Koyama (TTT2)

Angel (Japanese: エンゼル, Hepburn: Enjeru) is a female supernatural entity and opposite of Devil. According to Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada, she is the representation of what is left of the goodness in Kazuya Mishima after he had been controlled by Devil, although she herself is not a part of Kazuya's soul. Her Tekken Tag Tournament 2 profile states that she wields the power to purify things, and carries a compassionate and a cruel side. Angel was a palette swap of Devil in Tekken 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament, but receives a distinct design for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 while her fighting style borrowed from Kazuya and Devil Jin. Because of this, she has a laser attack but it's clearly not a laser from her tiara, it's actually more like a light beam.

Angel's existence is likely the results from the first encounters and strange attractions between Kazuya and Jun Kazama, until Kazuya lost half of his power at time when he unknowingly caused Jun to be pregnant, shortly before Kazuya's defeat by Heihachi in second tournament, then the birth of Jin Kazama.

Baek Doo San

  • Nationality : South Korean
  • Fighting style : Tae Kwon Do
  • Voiced by :
    English
    Lowell B. Bartholomee (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
    Japanese
    Kaneto Shiozawa (TK2~TTT)
    Kyousei Tsukui (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
    Korean
    Yun Beyong hwa (TK5 [dialogues] ~TTT2)
    Il-Kwon Cho (TK5 [grunts])

Baek Doo San (Japanese: 白頭山(ペク・トー・サン), Hepburn: Peku Tō San, Hangul: 백두산 Baek Dusan) is a South Korean Tae Kwon Do practitioner who debuted in Tekken 2 as the sub-boss of Marshall Law. He accidentally kills his father during a sparring session, causing him to destroy several dojos—including Law's—in a fit of rage. He then challenges, and loses to, Law in the second tournament. In Tekken 3, Baek is presumed dead after encountering Ogre, and his student Hwoarang enters the third tournament to avenge his master's supposed death, but Tekken 5 reveals that Ogre had beaten Baek into a yearlong coma. After his recovery, Baek begins teaching traditional Tae Kwon Do at military bases. Hwoarang is drafted into the South Korean military but flees to compete in the fourth tournament, for which he is arrested, but is also informed that Baek is alive. After Hwoarang completes his service, he and Baek enter the fifth tournament to test Hwoarang's skills, but Baek later withdraws after Hwoarang is injured in battle and lays unconscious in the hospital for three days. Once he recovers, Baek and Hwoarang return to Korea, and devote themselves solely to improving their fighting skills. Baek's last playable appearance is in Tekken 6, in which he and Hwoarang enter the tournament together once again.

Bruce Irvin

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Muay Thai
  • Voiced by:
English
Peter Harrell, Jr. (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Japanese
Seiji Sasaki (Tekken: The Motion Picture)

Bruce Irvin (Japanese: ブルース・アーヴィン, Hepburn: Burūsu Āvin) is a muscular and Mohawked American Muay Thai practitioner. He lost his parents and older brother in his youth, and grew up in a violent environment. He longed to make a difference, and became a police officer. He was sent to Japan to investigate the multinational conglomerate Mishima Zaibatsu and its leader, Kazuya Mishima, who knew of Bruce's mission and therefore arranged for his flight to crash. Bruce survives the crash but becomes an amnesiac, and Kazuya hires him as his bodyguard. In Tekken 2, Bruce fought his old police partner Lei Wulong, who had entered the tournament to arrest Kazuya. Bruce was defeated and attempted to escape on another plane, but it somehow exploded later. In truth, Bruce survives and fakes his death off-screen. He is then absent from the series until returning in Tekken 5 as an unlockable character. After becoming reacquainted with Kazuya Mishima in the tournament, Bruce assists Kazuya in taking over G Corporation, a biotech firm, when its Nebraska branch which fully recovers Kazuya from his previous injuries suddenly betrays him. G Corporation then wages war with the Mishima Financial Group, now led by Jin Kazama, and Bruce becomes the captain at G Corporation's private corps and is enlisted by Kazuya to lead the army on battlefields. G Corporation attempts to gain an advantage by placing an enormous bounty on Jin, which results in the staging of the sixth tournament, in which Bruce is selectable from the start and participates in an attempt to capture Jin.

Bruce makes a brief appearance in Tekken: The Motion Picture, serving as Lee Chaolan's bodyguard and fighting Jack-2 on a boat en route to the tournament.

Brenda Brathwaite of The Escapist, in 2008, included Bruce among many black fighting game characters, such as Mortal Kombat's Jax and Street Fighter's Balrog, as "either non-existent or consistent in their overall attributes." Bruce's Tekken 5 render was additionally the lone character illustration that was used for the article.

Jun Kazama/Unknown

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts
  • Portrayed : Tamlyn Tomita (live-action film)
  • Voiced by :
English
Edi Patterson (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Lucy Farris (Tekken: The Motion Picture) (young)
Vivian Lu (Tekken: Bloodline)
Japanese
Shiho Kikuchi (Tekken 2, Tekken Tag Tournament)
Yumi Tōma (Tekken: The Motion Picture, Tekken Tag Tournament [the latter entry as Unknown])
Eri Sendai (Tekken: The Motion Picture) (young)
Yūko Sasaki (Japanese dub of the Tekken film)
Mamiko Noto (since Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - onwards)

Jun Kazama (風間 準, Kazama Jun) is an officer of the wildlife protection organization WWWC. She is called "The Chosen One" by her relatives and one of the two last known members of her clan's main branch. She is highly psychic, being able to sense that Kazuya Mishima's power stemmed from Devil. At the WWWC's orders, she sets out to arrest Kazuya, who smuggles environmentally-protected animals, Jun decides to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. When the second tournament was coming to an end, Jun comes to the realization that Kazuya's supernatural strength stems from Devil, though she is attracted to him by a mystic force beyond her control. Besides her duty to arrest Kazuya, she wants to free him of his evil power and drops out of the tournament as a result. At some point during this time, Jun became pregnant with Kazuya's child; whilst Jun was able to cause conflict within Kazuya, swaying Devil's hold over him, ultimately she was unable to prevent him from going to meet his father, Heihachi Mishima, in the tournament finals. After Kazuya is thrown into a volcano by Heihachi in the conclusion of the tournament, it was initially believes that parts of Devil leave him and unsuccessfully attempt to possess Jun's unborn son. However, as evident how Kazuya was born from his mother, Kazumi, as shown in Tekken 7, it is revealed that Kazuya looses half of his Devil's power after unknowingly impregnated Jun with an unborn son who is imprinted with the demonic gene he will be born with, and its highly impure state cause Jun to seal her son's devil to ensure his human half is born safely. She flees to the forests of Yakushima, where she raises her child, Jin, away from evil and danger. 15 years later, before the events of Tekken 3, Jun senses the approaching of Ogre and warns Jin to seek out his grandfather Heihachi should anything happen to her. One night, Ogre attacks and knocks out Jin. When Jin wakes up, the Kazama's house has burned to the ground and Jun is missing. Jin is devastated and swears revenge on Ogre, and publicly becoming the last survivor of Kazama main branch.

Although Jun did not appear in subsequent canonical games in the series, she is still mentioned throughout. She appears as a soul or vision in Jin Kazama's Tekken 4 ending, which persuades Jin to spare Heihachi's life in honor of herself. She is also mentioned numerous times by Jin and Kazuya during the prologue of the Scenario Campaign mode of Tekken 6, which retells the main events of previous games. Outside of the main series, Jun appears as a playable character in the non-canonical Tekken Tag Tournament as well as its sequel, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, where she is fought as a boss and transforms into Unknown in the final stage after defeating her. She is also playable in the free-to-play spin-off Tekken Revolution.

Jun made her return to the canonical story of Tekken in Tekken 8 as she was revealed to be a playable character during the gameplay trailer footage at The Game Awards 2022. Despite previously being presumed dead, due to her encounter with Ogre prior to the events of Tekken 3, series director Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that Jun never actually died, but was simply missing. It is reveals that Jun and Ancient Ogre she and Jin encountered was transported inside Yakushima's sacred sanctuary, where she defeated the alien. However, while trying to get out of the sanctuary, Jun falls unconscious, as her soul trapped inside the astral world after hearing Kazama main branch's lullaby and saw a vision of Jin and Kazuya's final conflict in the future during the eight tournament. Six months after the death of Heihachi at the hands of Kazuya in Tekken 7, then followed by Jin's self-purification of his devil self at the near end of Tekken 8, Jun wakes up from a coma. She uses an astral projection to communicate with Jin and complete his transformation into an angel of hope to ward Kazuya off from his Devil Gene and Azazel's existences. After Jin defeated Kazuya and restored world peace, Jun picks up Kazuya's unconscious body to an unknown point along with her.

Unknown

Unknown (アンノウン, Announ) made her debut in 1999 in the non-canonical Tekken Tag Tournament, where she serves as the final boss. Unknown also appears as a rival unit in the tactical role-playing game Project X Zone 2.

Unknown appears to be a tortured soul who has been enslaved by the "Forest Demon" (which takes the form of a wolf-like appearance and appears behind her in fights, controlling and mimicking her actions). She has many demonic traits, such as glowing yellow eyes and no sclera, and a devil symbol tattooed on her upper right arm which resembles that of Jin Kazama's. Her default "costume" appears to have her otherwise nude body mostly covered in purple with short, dark brown hair, shiny body paint, or oil as if she had been submerged in it to her chest. Her second, alternate costume shows her dressed in the burnt, ripped remains of a dark brown dress, with bandages wrapped around her arms, shins, and instep.

Unknown did not have a story as Tag Tournament was non-canonical, though her ending shows her finally defeating the Forest Demon and therefore freeing herself. Her appearance as the final boss in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 looks like Jun's alternate form (black hair with a similar fashion to Jun, though her eyes have demon-like pupils and this time has normal white sclera). An artbook included in the Tekken 6 Arcade Stick Bundle revealed that she was meant to be Jun's sister enslaved by the "Forest Demon" before the scenario was ultimately dropped.

Similar to Mokujin, Unknown does not have an original moveset. Instead, she mimics other characters' fighting styles (with some exceptions), though her fighting style defaults to that of Jun Kazama. In Tag Tournament 2, she instead uses Jun's moveset with added boss-like moves such as summoning spikes and giant hands. In both her incarnations of the first Tag Tournament and its sequel, Unknown has originally appeared as an unplayable final boss in the arcade versions. She was later made a playable character in the console version of both games, with the former giving her the ability to freely switch her fighting styles using analog stick and the latter toning down her boss moves.

Lei Wulong

  • Nationality : Hongkonger
  • Fighting style : Five Animals and Zui Quan
  • Voiced by:
    English
    Gray G. Haddock (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
    David Jeremiah (TK6 onwards)
    Japanese
    Wataru Takagi (TK2)
    Akio Nakamura (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
    Hiroya Ishimaru (TK3TK5 (archived grunts in TK6TK7), SFxTK)

Making his debut in Tekken 2 (1995), Lei Wulong (雷 武龍(レイ・ウーロン), Rei Ūron, pinyin: Léi Wǔlóng Jyutping: Leoi Mou Lung) is a respected police officer who has put countless criminals behind bars, which earns him the nickname of "Super Police". While investigating the nefarious Mishima Zaibatsu corporation's illegal hunting and trading practices, he ends up fighting former fellow officer Bruce Irvin, who has switched his allegiance to Kazuya Mishima, son of Mishima Zaibatsu CEO Heihachi Mishima. After Lei defeats Bruce, Bruce escapes in a plane that later crashes, he somehow survives.

After the second King of the Iron Fist Tournament during the events of Tekken 3 (1998), Lei's reputation as a crime fighter wanes and his work declines after his girlfriend dumps him for his assistant. When he discovers that a syndicate will send Nina Williams to kill professional boxer Steve Fox, he sets out to stop her and restore his reputation by joining the fourth tournament in Tekken 4 (2001). Lei is successful in thwarting the assassination and captures Nina, but Steve intervenes and frees Nina by assaulting Lei. Lei nonetheless breaks up the syndicate that had dispatched Nina to the tournament.

Lei's storyline in Tekken 5 has him shipped off to Japan in pursuit of Feng Wei, who is responsible for the destruction of multiple dojos in Japan and China, including Asuka Kazama's family dojo. At the same time, he joins forces with Steve in an attempt to destroy the Mishima Zaibatsu while finding evidence behind their dubious activities, including Steve's further past. However, Feng's trail goes cold and Lei has no choice but to return to Hong Kong. In Tekken 6 (2007), Lei enters the sixth tournament in attempt to arrest Jin Kazama, as well as not forgetting his father Kazuya. In the sixth game's "Scenario Campaign" story mode, Lei is assisted by Lars Alexandersson and Alisa Bosconovitch in defeating the invading G Corporation's forces at the "ICPO Branch Office", and informs them that Kazuya has claimed the corporation by force.

Lei returned in Tekken 7 as one of the Season 2 DLC characters, although drastically redesigned. Depending on which stance he is in, Lei will utilize different Rage Drives. In his story biography, while once again investigating Kazuya's illegal activities undercover, but this time on G Corporation, Lei also planned to meet the corporation's hired mascot Lucky Chloe secretly, whom Lei is a big fan of.

Lei appears as a playable character in the non-canon Tekken titles Tekken Card Challenge, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tekken 3D: Prime Edition. He appears as a playable downloadable character in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Lei appears in the 1998 animated film Tekken: The Motion Picture, in which he is partnered with Jun Kazama to investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu's illegal activities during the tournament. Rather than actually competing in the tournament, Lei infiltrates the island's underground base with Jack-2's help. He was voiced by Akio Nakamura, and by Gray G. Haddock in the English dub.

Roger, Roger Jr. and Alex

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Commando Wrestling

Roger family line and Alex are comic-relief characters who make their first appearances in Tekken 2. They are genetically modified animals created by Dr. Bosconovitch, under Kazuya's orders. Roger (ロジャー, Rojā) was crafted from kangaroo DNA, and Alex (アレックス, Arekkusu) from Dromaeosaurid fossil samples. However, Kazuya considered them worthless and wanted to kill them, but they escaped and met Armor King, who schooled them in wrestling. Alex and Roger compete in the second Iron Fist Tournament, where Jun Kazama, a WWWC wildlife-protection program officer, is dispatched to arrest Kazuya. She finds Roger and Alex and relocates them to a safe location in Australia. Alex disappears from the series canon thereafter while Roger's story is expanded in Tekken 5, in which he is not playable but appears in the game's cinematic sequences, where he, now renamed as Roger Sr. (ロジャーシニア, Rojā Shinia) is shown to be married with a son named Roger Jr., who is a kangaroo with human attributes like his father. After Roger Sr. is abducted by Mishima Zaibatsu, Roger Jr. enters the fifth tournament to find him but discovers that he was not abducted but instead secretly living a luxurious lifestyle. In Tekken 6, Roger Sr., again not playable, and his wife are since divorced but she suffers financial hardship without his presence and currently. She and Roger Jr. both participate in the sixth tournament in hopes of establishing financial security. Roger and Alex both appear in the noncanonical Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, in which Roger Jr. is playable in Roger Sr.'s stead. As Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is semi-canon and set between Tekken 6 and Tekken 7, Alex and Roger Jr.’s endings eventually ties to Roger Sr.’s reconciliation with his family.

Introduced in Tekken 3

Ancient Ogre/True Ogre

  • Origin : None (somewhere out of space)
  • Fighting style : Personal style, sampled from many fighters
  • Voiced by : Bill Butts (Tekken: Bloodline)

Ogre (オーガ, Ōga) is believed to be a biological weapon abandoned on earth by an ancient alien race, while he is additionally worshipped by ancient Aztecs as the "God of Fighting". In Tekken 3 (1997), Heihachi Mishima sends his personal army, the Tekken Force, to search a temple in central Mexico, but they are promptly obliterated by Ogre. Having witnessed his power firsthand, Heihachi seeks an opportunity to use him in hopes of creating the ultimate life form while staving off his own aging process, and therefore stages the third edition of the King of Iron Fist Tournament held throughout the Tekken series in order to draw Ogre out. In the meantime, Ogre kills King in combat, beats Baek Doo San into a yearlong coma, and supposedly kills Jin's mother Jun Kazama. Paul Phoenix defeats Ogre in the tournament finals, but he then quits the competition under the impression that he has won, when he had one last opponent remaining in Ogre's true form, True Ogre. Heihachi then collects blood samples and skin tissue from the creature in order to splice his genomes with his own, but the project is unsuccessful, as he is missing a key ingredient called the "Devil Gene", which the series protagonist Jin Kazama and his father Kazuya possess. In Tekken 5 (2004), Ogre is playable in the "Arcade History" mode and is the final boss of the "Devil Within" minigame, where clones of him and Heihachi are defeated by Jin Kazama.

Ogre also appears in the non-canon games Tekken Card Challenge and Tekken Mobile, and is playable in the spinoff titles Tekken Tag Tournament and in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, whereas the latter Tag game has his True Ogre form as part of the starting roster and simply dubbed as Ogre since its arcade version, while his initial form, Ancient Ogre is exclusively free downloadable post-launch character.

Bryan Fury

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Kickboxing
  • Portrayed by : Gary Daniels (Tekken films)
  • Voiced by :
English
Keith Silverstein (Street Fighter X Tekken)
David Schaufele (Tekken 3 - Tekken 8)
Japanese
Kazuyoshi Hayashi (Japanese dub of the live-action Tekken films)
Tomokazu Seki (Street Fighter X Tekken)

Bryan Fury (Japanese: ブライアン・フューリー, Hepburn: Buraian Fyūrī) was once an officer in the International Police Organization, Bryan was killed during a shootout in Hong Kong one day. His corpse was transported to the laboratory of a mad scientist named Dr. Abel in his attempt to complete his project of forming a cyborg army. Abel thought that a perfect cyborg must have the mechanics built by his rival Bosconovitch, so he reanimated Fury's body and sent him to collect data on similar plans by his rival, Dr. Bosconovitch. Bryan enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3, targeting Yoshimitsu, who has strong ties with Bosconovitch, but during the tournament, Bryan was defeated by Yoshimitsu.

In Tekken 4, Dr. Abel abandons Bryan when Heihachi Mishima and the Mishima Zaibatsu corporation recruits him as its top scientific advisor. This sends Bryan into a murderous rage, and he enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, feeling victory will force Abel to change his body, thus becoming the most incredible being in existence once again. This does not happen, and after his loss, Bryan instead uses his last ounce of strength to knock Abel out before losing consciousness and left him to die in the burning laboratory. Yoshimitsu brings him to Dr. Bosconovitch, who promises to transfer Bryan's mind into a new body, although it will take a whole year.

In Tekken 5, however, Bryan awakens a month later. Bosconovitch tells Bryan that his body was too complex to work with, but as a last resort, he had installed a perpetual power generator in him as an emergency measure. Upon learning this, Bryan attacks Bosconovitch and the Manji clan members assigned to guard the doctor, and leaves the laboratory. Bryan enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 to test his performance with the generator installed, unaware that Yoshimitsu is pursuing him for revenge. Yoshimitsu's repeated meddling hinders Bryan's hopes of unlocking the generator's true powers in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Soon afterwards, Yoshimitsu defeats Bryan and his frustration reaches its pinnacle, and he begins to destroy everything in sight after leaving the tournament. Driven by rage, he ventures to various battlefields around the world, indiscriminately leveling everything in his way into rubble. However, he soon grows tired of the same thing repeating itself countless times. Around this time, he catches wind of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6. Hungry for more capable prey, Bryan headed for the tournament to prove his mettle. Bryan also appears in Tekken 7, being one of the 18 characters available in the first location tests of the game. As of Tekken 8, Bryan develops a new taste for anarchy, and even join G Corporation's side for his own end.

Bryan also appears in Tekken Card Challenge, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Tekken Revolution. Bryan appears in Capcom-made crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken as a DLC character with Jack-X as his official tag partner. His Swap Costume is modeled after Urien. According to the download blurb, with his powers and abilities being recognized by Urien, the second in command of a mysterious organization, Bryan is brought into their ranks. Additionally, M. Bison's Swap Costume is modeled after Bryan's appearance.

Crow

  • Nationality : Unknown (Different persons)
  • Fighting style : Military Training

Crow (カラス, Karasu) is a codename assigned for the lowest ranking members of the Tekken Force (the others, in ascending order, are Falcon, Hawk, and Owl). They appear as enemies in the Tekken Force mini-game. Crow made his first playable appearance in Tekken Card Challenge as an unlockable character, as well as in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as non-playable opponents in the Fight Lab mode.

Dr. Bosconovitch

  • Nationality : Russian
  • Fighting style : Everything that he knows
  • Voiced by :

English
Ken Webster (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Jamieson Price (Tekken: Bloodline)
Japanese
Tamio Ōki (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Russian
Alexander Golovchanskiy (Tekken Tag Tournament 2)

Dr. Bosconovitch (ボスコノビッチ博士, Bosukonobitchi hakase) originally worked for the Mishima Zaibatsu. During the first Tekken, the Manji ninja clan (led by Yoshimitsu) raided the Mishima Zaibatsu's vault. During the raid, Yoshimitsu lost his arm and was found by Bosconovitch who helped him escape and fitted him with a mechanical arm. Dr. Bosconovitch was kidnapped by Kazuya Mishima in the run-up to The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 and was forced to work for him. Some of the many projects involved the creation of the bio-weapons Roger and Alex, as well as the completion of the Prototype Jack unit. He began the "Cold Sleep" project as a means of preserving his daughter's body (who seemingly died) by using Nina Williams and Anna Williams as test subjects. After completing his tasks, and before being executed, Doctor Bosconovitch is rescued by the friend he helped save previously, Yoshimitsu. Nineteen years later, he contracted a rare disease that affects the spine as a result of working on his Cold Sleep project. In order to cure himself and to revive his daughter, he needed the blood of the fighting god, Ogre. He turned to an old friend, Yoshimitsu, for help. Yoshimitsu entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 and was successful in obtaining a sample of Ogre's blood after Jin Kazama had killed it. Dr. Bosconovitch appears in Bryan Fury's Tekken 4 ending. In it, he explains to Bryan that he will now mechanize him and allow him to be completely reborn in a new incarnation. Bryan lays supine on the table and Bosconovitch holds a gun-shaped device containing sleeping gas. Bidding him sweet dreams, he injects the gas into Bryan. Throughout, he speaks in a calm and gentle tone. However, the doctor found Bryan's body too complex, and he instead installed a perpetual generator. Bryan proceeded to attack the doctor, as well as Manji Clan members who were with him. While the members were slain, Bosconovitch survived, though he was severely injured until he made his full recovery by the time of Tekken 7. In Tekken 6, he creates an android in his daughter's image, Alisa Bosconovitch. At the same time Tekken 8 begins, where he and the Manji Clan joins a rebellion via his cooperation with Violet Systems against Kazuya's tyranny, the doctor reunites with his "daughter" and fully removes the inhibitor installed in her body to let her go with her own free will.

Dr. Bosconovitch appears in Tekken Tag Tournament's mini game Tekken Bowl mode, where he can be seen in the crowd of people cheering. It is even possible to "take him out" using a bowling ball. He also appears in Tekken Hybrid where he returns again as an onlooker in the crowd of Tekken Bowl (there is also a trophy named after him called "Doctor B!" with the description being "K.O. an onlooker in Tekken Bowl" with an icon of Bryan as the picture). He returns in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as part of a free update. Although he does not appear in person in Death by Degrees, Nina Williams' spin-off game, he is mentioned several times in journals and documents, and he has a laboratory on the Solitaria Penitentiary island, although it's abandoned. Dr. Bosconovitch was mentioned by several Tekken characters in Capcom-made crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken.

Eddy Gordo

Forest Law

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Martial Arts (based on Jeet Kune Do)
  • Voiced by :
Katsuhiro Harada (TK3-TTT)
David Vincent (TTT2)

Forest Law (Japanese: フォレスト・ロウ, Hepburn: Foresuto Rou) is the good-natured son of Marshall Law who made his first playable appearance in the Tekken series, replacing his father in Tekken 3. He hopes to follow his father's footsteps as a fighter, but Marshall forbids him to enter contests of any kind, even the King of Iron Fist Tournament. However, Forest's friend and sparring partner Paul Phoenix convinces him to enter the third King of Iron Fist Tournament behind his father's back, causing a rift between Paul and Marshall. Forest is mentioned in Tekken 5 as having been hospitalized after a motorcycle accident, which becomes Marshall's motive for entering the tournament. He is playable in Tekken Tag Tournament as a replacement of his father Marshall Law and in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a console-exclusive character.

Hwoarang

  • Nationality : South Korean
  • Fighting style : Taekwondo
  • Portrayed by: Daren Nop (Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Live-Action Short Film)
  • Voiced by:
English
Chris Rickabaugh (Street Fighter X Tekken)
Todd Haberkorn (Tekken: Bloodline)
Japanese
Toshiyuki Morikawa (Tekken 3 - Tekken Advance, Tekken 4 (grunts (all versions), dialogues (Japanese version), Tekken: Bloodline)
Tomoaki Maeno (Street Fighter X Tekken)
Korean
Lee Jong-gug (Tekken 4 (international version, dialogues))
Um Sang-hyun (Tekken 5 - onwards)

Hwoarang (Japanese: ファラン, Hepburn: Faran, Hangul: 화랑 Hwarang) was born in South Korea, a proud student of Baek Doo San and extremely proficient in the martial art of Taekwondo, Hwoarang used his skills to gamble in street fights with his other gang members. During these street fights, Hwoarang would lure his opponents in by sending his gang members to pose as weaker fighters. Once his gang members had been defeated, Hwoarang would enter and defeat his opponents to win the money at stake. One day, Hwoarang lured in an opponent by the name of Jin Kazama and they fought to a draw. This was the first time Hwoarang did not outright win a match and he immediately rushed to his master to tell him the news. Upon arriving at Baek Doo San's dojo, Hwoarang finds that his master had been apparently slain by Ogre, The God of Fighting. Hwoarang enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 to defeat Jin Kazama and to seek revenge for his master, Hwoarang got to fight Jin in the later stages of the tournament but he was narrowly defeated after an hours-long fight very similar to the fight between Jin's father Kazuya Mishima and his rival Paul Phoenix in the first King of Iron Fist Tournament.

Returning to South Korea, Hwoarang was drafted into the South Korean military and was assigned to a special operations division. Although his successes in various missions were highly regarded along with his prowess at Taekwondo and combat techniques, his penchant for disobeying rules and orders gave his senior officers more than a few headaches. Hwoarang was uninterested in military life and felt a strange emptiness within him. He longingly recalled the days of hustling money in street fights and the rush he experienced from hand-to-hand combat. He often thought of one fight in particular - the fight against Jin Kazama. These longings could not be quelled by the military. One day, Hwoarang found out about the announcement of The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Hwoarang's blood stirred. He would defeat Jin, Heihachi Mishima, and anyone else who dared to challenge him to claim the Mishima Zaibatsu. Filled with excitement he hasn't felt in years, Hwoarang slipped away from the military base and headed for the Tournament.

The South Korean Army took Hwoarang into custody during the later stages of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, keeping him from his long-awaited fight with Jin Kazama. Upon his arrival at the embassy, Hwoarang is granted an official pardon by the ambassador and is given urgent military papers. Hwoarang immediately flies to South Korea to complete his training, which he completes in time to enter The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, once again hoping to get a rematch with Jin Kazama, while also have a brief reunion with his master, Baek, who he thought was killed, standing as a visitor. Hwoarang hears the details from Baek. In The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Hwoarang faced Jin and defeated him in the later stages of the tournament. While Jin was lying on the ground, suddenly, he roars paranormally and produces a gale that blows Hwoarang away. From Jin's back, two black wings spread, and Jin stands up in his devil form. Hwoarang is at his wits end. He is not able to fight back, and soon he is knocked unconscious.

When Hwoarang wakes up, he finds himself in the hospital, and Baek is sitting besides him. He ignores his nurse and tries to move from his bed. He falls down in order to beseech Baek to make him stronger. After leaving the hospital, Hwoarang starts training with unprecedented devoutness in order to defeat the "paranormal" Jin. Thus, with the announcement of The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, he prepares for the tournament.

Hwoarang appears in Tekken 7, being one of the eighteen characters initially available in the game. In both of his and Devil Jin's endings reveals that Hwoarang temporarily lost his right eye after saving Jin from a grenade thrown by some of the UN soldiers who are pursuing Jin. His ending however, correctly takes place before Lars would rescue Jin, wherein Hwoarang finally defeats his rival's devil form, but is still left unsatisfied about killing a monster like Jin.

Hwoarang later returns in Tekken 8, where his right eye heals, and dyes his hair color back to orange six months later, as well as having his rivalry with Jin reconciled into a friendly term once again. After meeting Jin's cousin, Asuka in person, who is with the tournament finalist Lili de Rochefort, learned that Kazuya's tournament was a set-up to lure Zafina into his trap and eventually absorbs Azazel to become a true devil. He ultimately joins Jin and his allies against G Corporation.

Jin Kazama/Devil Jin/Angel Jin

Julia Chang/Jaycee

Ling Xiaoyu

  • Nationality : Chinese
  • Fighting style : Baguazhang and Piguaquan
  • Portrayed by: Claudia Alan (TTT2 "Girl Power" trailer)
    Xuan Thanh Nguyen (TTT2 live-action short film)
English
Carrie Keranen (TK:BV)
Carrie Savage (SFXTK)
Faye Mata (TK:Bl)
Japanese
Yumi Tōma (TK3TK6, TK3D:PE, SFXTK)
Maaya Sakamoto (TK:BVTTT2, PXZ–present)

Ling Xiaoyu (Chinese: 凌曉雨; pinyin: Líng Xiǎoyǔ; Japanese: リン・シャオユウ, romanized: Rin Shaoyū) is a cheerful Chinese teenager who is a friend of the series' main protagonist, Jin Kazama, as well as a potential love interest, while trying to interfere with the affairs of the increasingly corrupt Mishima family. Following her debut in Tekken 3 (1997), she has appeared in every subsequent game in the series.

Design and gameplay

Ling Xiaoyu's age (sixteen) in her series debut was the result of the Tekken 3 development team wanting a younger girl in the game, as most of the game's female characters were "more than 25 years old". She was created alongside protagonist Jin Kazama by Namco artist Yoshinari Mizushima after he graduated from college, with the character's design being a great surprise to the Tekken staff. Her black hair is kept in pigtails throughout her series appearances, while her costumes have varied from a modified cheongsam in Tekken 6 to a kogal-style schoolgirl uniform in the 2011 computer-animated film Tekken: Blood Vengeance.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance screenwriter Dai Satō said in 2011 that he had chosen her as one of the two lead characters because he felt she "symbolize[d] the older Tekken games". Katsuhiro Harada was surprised by the decision to use Xiaoyu, believing she was not that popular within the main demography. Satō had been a fan of the Tekken games and played the arcade version of the third installment as part of research. As he discussed the handling of these leads with Harada, Satō claims he wanted to use these characters since they come across as weak, something which he believes films require in order to undergo a character arc, common in coming-of-age story stories. The relationship between Xiaoyu and Alisa was compared to the ones of a buddy film. Xiaoyu was written to be relatable to the audience and balance the more supernatural elements in the process. Xiaoyu's relationship with Alisa was made so that the latter develops a "soul" as the film progresses as she is a robot.

Xiaoyu was first voiced by Yumi Tōma in Japanese. Starting with Blood Vengeance, the role was taken by Maaya Sakamoto. The staff from Tekken was glad with this new cast. Director Yoichi Mohri enjoyed Sakamoto's performance, believing her work turned Xiaoyu into a beautiful woman.

Her fighting style is officially listed as "various Chinese martial arts", in particular Baguazhang and Piguaquan. In his 2003 book Kung Fu Cult Masters, author Leon Hunt wrote that her style "draws extensively on wushu, with graceful balletic sweeps and wide, extravagant stances—like Lei [Wulong], she is a 'shapes'-based fighter and harder to learn than the Japanese or Korean boxers." Her specialities are evasion moves that emphasize speed over strength; according to Simon Hill of Prima Games, her "main strength lies in her speed ... she's the fastest character in Tekken 3." However, GameSpy opined that her offense in Tekken 6 was "rather lacking ... most of the damage she dishes out will probably be from jabs you slip in between her evasive maneuvers." IGN said of her style in Tekken Tag Tournament: "Xiaoyu's graceful style and fancy setups make her a powerful fighter among the Tekken universe."

Appearances

A sixteen-year-old Chinese martial artist, Ling Xiaoyu was tutored by her elderly relative, Wang Jinrei, at a young age. He believed she could achieve true greatness but was frustrated by her flippant attitude. She dreams of opening an amusement park, which Heihachi Mishima agrees to assist her with should she win the company-sponsored King of Iron Fist tournament. Xiaoyu enrolls at the Mishima Polytechnic School, where she befriends Miharu Hirano and Heihachi's grandson Jin. Heihachi additionally teaches her trained giant panda to fight and thus serve as Xiaoyu's bodyguard.

Xiaoyu remains a ward of the Mishima Zaibatsu during the events of Tekken 4, and enters the fourth tournament in hopes of reconnecting with Jin and uncovering the Mishima Zaibatsu's nefarious deeds. She is saved from Heihachi's evil plans by Yoshimitsu, who informs her of the Mishima family's tragic history. Xiaoyu therefore takes it upon herself to try and save the Mishima family, and as the fifth tournament commence. Before she can try to stop Jin, the Mishima Zaibatsu pushes towards militarization and declares a worldwide war. When the sixth tournament is announced, Xiaoyu enters in attempt to save Jin's soul from evil.

After Jin disappears, Heihachi regains control of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Xiaoyu infiltrates the Mishima Zaibatsu building to find information on Jin's disappearance. Xiaoyu meets Claudio Serafino. Claudio instead led her to the roof and challenged her to a fight. Not backing down, Xiaoyu accepts the challenge unaware of Claudio's true plan. However, as shown in her bio Tekken 8, it seems she learned Claudio's true plan and choose rejecting in, which leading her traveling around the world in order searching Jin and join his forces to defeat Kazuya. She and Claudio found a fortuneteller Zafina unconscious after sealing Azazel's soul inside her in front of Sirius base, leading Xiaoyu to tend her wound before Claudio strenghten her seal. Unbeknownst to her and her resistance allies, Kazuya set up the tournament finals and their attempt ambush in Italy as the means to ambush Zafina, and absorbs Azazel, but was too late. However, following Claudio and Zafina's advices, Xiaoyu and Panda are entrusted to escort Jin to his birthplace, Yakushima, the home of an extinct Kazama clan's main branch, following the disappearance of his mother, Jun, in order to restore his devil power, with the help from Lili de Rocherfort, and Jin's cousin Asuka. While Jin enters an astral plane inside his mind to face his inner demon, Xiaoyu guards him from an ambush of Jack-7 army. After the resistance allied forces arrive at Yakushima to defend Jin and Xiaoyu from G Corporation, Yggdrasil commander and Jin's uncle, Lars Alexandersson arrive in time to rescue Xiaoyu and buying his time to distract Kazuya for Jin to complete his purification of his devil self. After Jin defeated Kazuya with his purified power and ending his terror, while also left him unconscious where a seemingly alive Jun found him, Xiaoyu and Jin finally start to have a normal relationships they desired, while also awaited by their friends for his return and celebrate their victories against G Corporation at Manhattan, New York. It is also revealed that Xiaoyu met Leroy Smith when she was young during his stay at Hong Kong, and both siding with Jin during the recent war, out of gratitude of Jin's effort to save Leroy's people from Kazuya.After Jin beats Kazuya he reunites with Xiaoyu.

Outside of the main series, Ling Xiaoyu has appeared in numerous noncanonical Tekken spinoff games, including Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Revolution, and Street Fighter X Tekken.

Critical response

Upon her debut in Tekken 3, Next Generation commented that she and fellow Tekken 3 character Julia Chang "conform to different and equally depressing 'cute schoolgirl' stereotypes", while PlayStation Universe felt she was unique in the franchise due to her innocence rarely seen in other characters. Kevin Wong of Complex said that "Ling Xiaoyu is what happens when you put an 8-year-old girl's mind into a 19-year-old girl's body. With her plaid-skirted school uniform, barely legal hairstyle, and butt slapping shenanigans, Ling is somehow both kawaii and creepy."

Robert Workman of GameDaily named Ling Xiaoyu as one of his favorite female Asian video game characters, calling her "a joy to behold". GameDaily and IGN considered her a physically strong female character, and IGN also called her "a fun character to use". MSN said of the character made the cheongsam fashionable again, and reminded the world that girls in tight clothing can still pull off some amazing fighting moves. Anthony Taormina of Game Rant called Xiaoyu "not just a representative of the strong female fighters in Tekken, but in video games in general".

In criticizing the plot of Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Charles Webb of MTV.com said, "Ling and Shin are simply pieces in a larger, mostly incomprehensible game being played by father and son Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama."

Mokujin/Tetsujin/Kinjin

  • Nationality :
    Mokujin : Japanese
    Tetsujin/Kinjin : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Mimicry
  • Voiced by :

English
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Tekken: Blood Vengeance) (Mokujin)
Japanese
Keiko Nemoto (Tekken: Blood Vengeance) (Mokujin)

Mokujin

Mokujin (Japanese: 木人(もくじん), "wood-person") is a training dummy made from a 2,000-year-old tree. He comes alive in the presence of great evil and it was said that he would become the world's last resort when humanity is unable to deal with them. While he appears to be mute (his "voice" is the sounds of wood-clicks), he is able to communicate with the humans using telepathy. Due to his experience as a dummy, he is able to imitate any fighting style. In Tekken 3, Mokujin is awakened when Ogre, the God of Fighting, was released. After Jin Kazama defeated True Ogre in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3, Mokujin grew lifeless once more, but he had a smile on his face. In Tekken 5, with the awakening of another powerful evil entity (Jinpachi Mishima), Mokujin has come to life once more. After the defeat of Jinpachi Mishima, Mokujin again became lifeless. In Tekken 6, Mokujin again comes to life when a being of great evil and the source of Devil Gene, Azazel awakened. Other than the main series, Mokujin appears in the non-canonical game Tekken Tag Tournament and its sequel Tekken Tag Tournament 2. He also appears as one of the unplayable penultimate bosses in free-to-play game Tekken Revolution.

Tetsujin

Tetsujin (鉄人(てつじん), lit. "iron person") first appearing in Tekken Tag Tournament. Whereas Mokujin is constructed of wood, Tetsujin is constructed of iron. Both characters use the fighting styles of the other characters, and they both switch fighting styles between each round. While Mokujin's "fighting style" is referred as "Mokujin-ken", Tetsujin's is called "Tetsujin-ken", and similarly is the only sentence written in the movelist screen. He rarely appears in subsequent games, although Mokujin can be customized to look like Tetsujin in later installments. Tetsujin also appears as one of the unplayable penultimate bosses in free-to-play game Tekken Revolution and Tekken (Mobile).

Kinjin

Kinjin (金人(キンじん), Kinjin, lit. "gold(en) person") is a secret unplayable boss character in free-to-play game Tekken Revolution. His design is likely based on an easter egg in the console version of Tekken Tag Tournament, where meeting certain requirements would cause Tetsujin's normally silver color to turn gold. In Tekken Revolution, he is basically Tetsujin made of gold wearing a crown, glasses, mustache, bow tie, and a cape. He is one of the Stage 7 penultimate bosses in Arcade mode, along with Mokujin, Tetsujin, Heihachi Mishima, and Jinpachi Mishima.

Panda

  • Nationality : Chinese (but not a citizen)
  • Fighting style : Kuma Shinken (Later Adopts Baguazhang in Tekken 8 as a secondary style)
  • Voiced by : Taketora (Tekken: Blood Vengeance)

Panda is, as her name implies, always depicted as a giant panda with pink or orange glowing bands and a green holster wrapped around her shoulder. The holster has grass inside of it. Since her introduction, she has always been a palette swap of Kuma, and thus has the same move set as him. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, she is separated from Kuma and is given her own slot, even though she still has the same move set as Kuma's. They have the same moves, stance, and animations (shown before and after a fight), but their endings are always, in some way, different. Their animations (shown before and after a fight) are however differentiated in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, then followed by Tekken 7 where their movesets are identical except for their Rage Arts. Starting in Tekken 8, the bears begin to differ in fighting style somewhat as their styles begin to be more influenced by their respective owners.

Panda is the pet of Ling Xiaoyu in the games since Tekken 3. Kuma is in love with Panda, but she is not interested in him romantically. Panda is cared for at Ling Xiaoyu's high school. To participate in the tournament, Ling moved to the Mishima Industrial College in Japan. Heihachi taught Panda advanced bear fighting so that she could act as a bodyguard for Xiaoyu throughout the series. It is also revealed in Tekken 8 that Panda is a skilled fashion designer and being responsible for making Xiaoyu's new outfit for this game.

Tiger Jackson

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Capoeira

Tiger Jackson (Japanese: タイガー・ジャクソン, Hepburn: Taigā Jakuson) is a palette swap of Eddy Gordo, first appearing in Tekken 3 and returned in the non-canonical Tekken Tag Tournament and in the console version of its sequel, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, now with his own character slot. With a prominent Afro and Blaxploitation design elements, Tiger Jackson was initially one of the unused names and concepts of Eddy Gordo from during the development of Tekken 3. (Gordo was also named "Rally Jackson" during development.) The character's identity is unknown, although many originally interpreted him as an alter ego of Eddy. In Tekken Tag Tournament in Eddy Gordo's ending, they both can be seen as two different people. Also the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which comes with a biography for each character, implies that they are different individuals as the two are "...not at all related."

Tiger also appears in the background of the Pool Party stage of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection. He is also a character in the game Pac-Man Fever.

Introduced in Tekken 4

Christie Monteiro

Combot/Super Combot DX

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Mimicry (T4), Still learning (TTT2)

Combot (Japanese: コンボット, Hepburn: Konbotto) makes his lone series appearance in Tekken 4 as a general-purpose robot created by Lee Chaolan for the fourth tournament, crafted to be the ultimate fighting machine. It is programmed to learn every fighter's style as it progresses through the tournament. It was also used to increase the chance of Lee gaining the Mishima Zaibatsu if Heihachi were to be defeated by Combot. Production of the prototype was rushed, resulting in glitches such as using only one fighting style at a time while switching through them randomly. The robot utilizes some physical attributes of other characters, such as brandishing Yoshimitsu's sword or having a long tail similar to King's.

Combot is a playable training dummy in Tekken Tag Tournament 2's "Fight Lab" tutorial. Lee (as his alter ego, Violet) completes work on Combot as part of his Super Combot DX Plan. However, Lee is caught up in the success of his handiwork that he neglects to pay attention to the robot and it explodes. He constructs a second model and then kidnaps Heihachi, Jin, and Kazuya as test subjects until Jin destroys it.

Craig Marduk

  • Nationality : Australian
  • Fighting style : Vale Tudo
  • Voiced by :
    Walter Roberts (Tekken 4)
    John Owens (Tekken 5; Tekken 67 (grunts))
    T. J. Storm (Tekken 6 (ending dialogues); Street Fighter X Tekken–present)
    Japanese
    Yasuhiro Mamiya (Street Fighter X Tekken)

Craig Marduk (クレイグ・マードック, Kureigu Mādokku) was an Australian undefeated Vale Tudo fighter for four years, but when he was involved in a minor scandal, his sponsors were glad to release him. He had been living around the world in such countries like New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, and Brazil before eventually expatriating to the United States. He was imprisoned in Arizona for accidentally killing someone during a bar fight. Marduk was suddenly released thanks to an anonymous benefactor. Upon his release he received a mysterious package containing a newspaper clipping regarding The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 and an airline ticket. The man that Marduk killed in the bar brawl was Armor King, and Armor King's protégé, King, was the one who paid for Marduk's release, wanting him to enter the tournament in order to find him and exact revenge for killing his mentor. The two met at the tournament, where King sufficiently defeated him, leaving Marduk hospitalized. Later, King paid a visit to Marduk in the hospital to finish him off, but instead spared him after noticing a photograph showing Marduk and his family beside Marduk's bed. Enraged over his loss, Marduk began training harder than he ever had before, and managed to turn his body into the ultimate weapon. Wearing Armor King's black jaguar mask, Marduk entered a Vale Tudo tournament and challenged King after emerging undefeated. Upon the announcement of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Marduk entered, knowing King would be there, he hoped to even the score. The two fought in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, but victory and defeat eluded both fighters, and, in defeat, they found friendship. While returning to the waiting room, Marduk was attacked. Catching only a glimpse of the attacker's back as he fled, Marduk could have sworn he looked exactly like the man he was convicted of killing, Armor King. Determined to learn the assailant's true identity, Marduk set out with King to participate in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6. Marduk is later seen digging up Armor King's grave when Armor King shows up behind him, Marduk asks him who he is and suddenly King shows, they question him and he replies that he is "Armor King, nothing more nothing less." Marduk finds this situation crazy as he killed him with his own hands. The other Armor King reveals that he is original Armor King's brother and Marduk killed him, he then says he will never forgive him. They fight with both ending up in hospital and King enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 7 in order to pay for their hospital bills. As Marduk recovers first during that tournament, he was about to finish an unconscious younger Armor King, until King stops him by reminding his redemption by King, likely because King had deja vu back in the end of Tekken 4, and thus was suggested by him to write a challenge letter themed retirement match to Armor King once he is recovered, "if Marduk wins, the young Armor King must surrender his mask out of shame, unless Armor King won to finally put Marduk to retire from fighting", as the black masked wrestler accepts.

Marduk also appears in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tekken 3D: Prime Edition. He also appears in Capcom-made crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken, with King as his official tag partner. His Swap Costume is modeled after Hugo, the character from Final Fight. It gives Marduk Hugo's hair, as well as Hugo's lower part of clothes with chains. According to the download blurb, while teaming up with Hugo, Marduk decided a slight wardrobe change was in order.

Miharu Hirano

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Baguazhang and Piguaquan based Chinese martial arts
  • Voiced by : Eriko Fujimaki (T4), Ayumi Fujimura (TTT2)

Miharu Hirano (Japanese: 平野 美晴, Hepburn: Hirano Miharu) is Ling Xiaoyu's best friend and a student of Mishima Polytechnical High School. She first appeared as a palette swap of Xiaoyu in Tekken 4, sharing her storyline, special moves, and win animations. She wears a school uniform identical to Xiaoyu's, but has short, dark red hair. Miharu was included in the console version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a free update released by Namco on October 9, 2012: in that game, Miharu has a light blue nail polish on her hands and her feet. Despite her TTT2 outfit, which is similar to bikini-like clothing, she can also be customized to resemble the Tekken 4 outfit.

Steve Fox

  • Nationality : British
  • Fighting style : Boxing
  • Voiced by :
English
Ezra J. Stanley (TK4, Western version)
Gideon Emery (TK6–present)
Japanese
Masaki Terasoma (2009 live-action film); Yoshimasa Hosoya (Street Fighter X Tekken)

Steve Fox (Japanese: スティーブ・フォックス, Hepburn: Sutību Fokkusu) is a British boxer whose mother is Nina Williams and aunt is Anna Williams; the former was impregnated via in vitro fertilization and gave birth while held captive by Heihachi Mishima as one of the test subjects for the Doctor Abel's cryogenic sleep studies on the children like Steve to create a perfect Tekken Force's super soldiers. Steve was adopted in his infancy by Emma Kliesen (Leo's mother) until he grew up and was secretly sent to an orphanage by Emma to cover his status from Zaibatsu's eye. This led to the super soldier project being cancelled, and at that time Emma resigned to G Corporation. Steve is one of the survivors, but left a scar on his left arm for the rest of his life from Abel's experiment. Many years later, Steve became a middleweight boxing champion while searching for the truth about his past. Unbeknowst to Steve and even the Williams sisters themselves, Steve inherits a gene of a legendary boxer, his father, which explains Steve’s natural talent as a boxer. While on the run from the Mafia after refusing to throw a fight for them, Steve enters the fourth King of Iron Fist tournament, which he loses but learns that Nina is his mother. During the events of the fifth tournament, Steve succeeds in destroying the Mishima Zaibatsu's research institute. However, his boxing career dries up due to the world war started by Jin Kazama, but he is invited by Marshall Law and Paul Phoenix to train with them in the martial arts. During his training in a boxing gym, his left arm is hurting while also remembering the experiment he had from Mishima Zaibatsu and good memories with Emma. He later found Nina in a chapel during her private undercover mission as a bride to assassinate a certain mob boss (later revealed to be a fiancée of Steve's aunt, Anna Williams from G Corporation), ever since she resigned from Mishima Zaibatsu after Heihachi's return and Jin's presumable disappearance. Once Steve defeated her, Nina explains to her son everything she knows when she was captured by Zaibatsu, led by Heihachi for Abel's experiments. After Steve finally got as much information from his mother as he could, Nina warns him that he will never be her son because she couldn't care less about him. Unfortunately, the Tekken Force are after Nina for leaving Heihachi and being branded a traitor. Steve holds off the Tekken Forces allowing Nina to escape. For six months to learning the truth behind his past, Steve nearly goes into depression, until his friends Marshall and Paul saved him, re-motivating his purpose to improve his boxing skills and saw Nina as the last person he wanted to fight while hoping to convince her to return to proper society once again. Though, Steve and Paul ultimate joins Jin Kazama’s hero side against G Corporation, Nina and Marshall are briefly on Kazuya’s side, until Nina depart after her tasked missions are complete, while Marshall return to the good side after Jin's victory against Kazuya.

Steve is playable in Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Revolution, and Street Fighter X Tekken. His main costumes feature the red, white and blue of the Union Jack.

British actor and musician Luke Goss played Steve in the 2009 Tekken film. His storyline from the games is changed to his being a retired fighter with no relation to Nina and instead becoming the friend and mentor of Jin Kazama after Jin defeats Marshall in the tournament. Steve is later killed by Jackhammers while breaking Jin and other imprisoned participants out of their holding cells.

In 2012, Gelo Gonzales of FHM listed Steve and Street Fighter character Balrog as one of his "10 Awesome Fantasy Fights" for Street Fighter X Tekken: "Balrog's the aggressive, in-your-face, no-nonsense Mike Tyson type. Steve, on the other hand, is a pretty boy British boxer who likes to weave around and counter at the ideal moment." Samuel Riley of GamesRadar ranked Steve fourth in his selection of the "7 baddest boxers in video games" in 2014: "Decked out in Union Jack shorts and a tasty pair of golden gloves, Steve favours punishing body strikes to the precision jab, a high stakes style that metes out as just much pain as it invites."

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Introduced in Tekken 5/Dark Resurrection

Asuka Kazama/Summer Asuka

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts
  • Voiced by :
    English
    G. K. Bowes (SFXT)
    Japanese
    Ryoko Shiraishi (mainline games)
    Seiko Ueda (SFXT)

Asuka Kazama (風間 飛鳥, Kazama Asuka) is a younger cousin of Jin Kazama, hailing from a branch family of Kazama clan based at Osaka, where she was taught by her father, a dojo-master, ever since she was a small girl. By nature, Asuka believes very strongly in justice and devotes much of her free time to being a "pacifist" vigilante who is breaking up fights. At the time in which the game takes place, Asuka is 17 years old and is a high school student. Asuka returned home from school one day to find that her dojo was in shambles. The students there had been beaten severely and her father was so badly hurt that he had to be taken to the hospital. In the next several days, a detective from Hong Kong, Lei Wulong, came to her and explained that the culprit would likely be entering The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. In order to get her personal revenge and redeem her dojo, Asuka enters the tournament as well. In the tournament, Asuka managed to beat a Monegasque teenager, Lili, causing a bitter rivalry between the two (although most of the conflicts mainly start from Lili's side). However, she was unable to find Feng Wei, and, as the tournament ended, she returned to her calm and normal life. Her life did not stay peaceful for long though, as Asuka discovered that the man responsible for the terrible war going on all over the world, Jin Kazama, is a relative. She enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 in order to capture Jin. However, due to Lili keeps getting in her way, an annoyed Asuka needs to take her down first in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 7. It also reveals that Asuka's family dojo is at a brick of financial decline, until she unexpectedly got an aid from Lili, who now own her dojo, even after she won against the noisy Rochefort heir in the seventh tournament, much to her dismay. Although her farcical shenanigan with Lili ultimately ends, by the time when the news after the seventh tournaments comes into light and endangering her hometown, such as the true death of Jin's grandfather and the old Mishima Zaibatsu leader, Heihachi Mishima at the hands of her said relative's father and G Corporation leader, Kazuya Mishima, whose true nature as a devil like Jin becomes known to the public during Tekken 8. While she, Lili and even Jin's rival Hwoarang ultimately joins Jin's side against Kazuya, Asuka finally forgives her cousin after learning the reason behind his downfall back in sixth tournament was because of his mother's presumed death at the hands of Ogre, leaving Jin as the only known survivor of a now endangered extinct Kazama family.

Asuka has a summer version names Summer Asuka who's introduced in Tekken Mobile. Summer Asuka has the same fighting style and the same Rage Art like Asuka.

Asuka also appears in the non-canonical games Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition and Tekken Revolution.

Emilie De Rochefort/Summer Lili

  • Nationality : Monégasque
  • Fighting style : Self-Taught based on Street fighting and Gymnastics
  • Voiced by :
English
Joy Jacobson (Tekken 5: DR7 (battle grunts); Street Fighter X Tekken)
Japanese
Rina Satō (Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos)
Asami Seto (Street Fighter X Tekken)
Ami Koshimizu (Digimon World Re:Digitize)
French
Laura Blanc (Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – onwards)

Emilie De Rochefort (エミリ・ド・ロシュフォール, Emiri do Roshufōru), more commonly known as Lili (リリ, Riri), hails from Monaco and is the wealthy, silver-tongued daughter of a pacifist whose primarily known for oil magnate, but also does rose herbal tea productions. At the age of twelve, she was held for ransom by a group of thugs, though she managed to defeat her captors and escaped. This encounter ignited within Lili a new thrill for combat, much to her father's chagrin, as he desires her to embrace a refined and proper lifestyle. Undeterred, she uses her family's private jet to travel abroad and compete in numerous street fighting competitions. Four years later, she is invited by an unnamed individual to compete in the fifth King of Iron Fist tournament. Lili discovers, however, that the tournament is hosted by none other than the Mishima Zaibatsu, a corporation which has troubled her father in the past.

Determined to win for her father, Lili participates in the tournament, only to be defeated by Asuka Kazama, cousin of Mishima Zaibatsu CEO Jin Kazama. Lili's father learns of her dangerous escapades and confines her to the family home as punishment. However, when Mishima Zaibatsu seizes their oil fields, safe for the tea productions, Lili disregards her father's pacifist stance and enters the sixth tournament to reclaim their property. She plots to infiltrate the Mishima Zaibatsu and track down Jin, but is stopped by Lars Alexandersson and Alisa Bosconovitch. Gracious in defeat, she gifts them a sport utility vehicle, previously received as a birthday present, and requests them to defeat Jin for her.

In Tekken 7, Lili enters the seventh tournament, this time to confront Asuka. Nevertheless, she is bested once more by her rival. Tekken 8 later reveals that Lili bought ownership of Asuka's father's dojo in Osaka after learning it was facing bankruptcy, and has moved in with Asuka. At some point, Lili adopts a Siamese cat named Salt. For six months, Lili somehow stumble into Kazama family tree through looking into Asuka's family, and learns how Jin's tragic life started, leading Lili and the rest of the heroic fighters who opposes Kazuya joins Jin's side. During the tournament, she found herself a new rivalry with a famous MMA coffee farmer Azucena over their superiority views between their drinking productions.

Lili is also selectable in the non-canon games Tekken Tag Tournament 2; the crossover title Street Fighter X Tekken with Asuka as her official tag partner; and the 2013 free-to-play game Tekken Revolution exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

Lili has a summer version names Summer Lili who's introduced in Tekken Mobile. Summer Lili has the same fighting style and the same Rage Art like Lili.

Outside of the Tekken series, Lili is selectable in the roleplaying games Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos and Digimon World Re:Digitize, the latter as a guest character who uses her trained Numemon, Monzaemon and Lillithmon to fight other players. She is additionally the central character of Queen's Gate Lili, part of the Japan-exclusive Queen's Gate gamebook series.

Feng Wei

  • Nationality : Chinese
  • Fighting style : "God Fist" Style Chinese Kenpo
  • Voiced by : Hiroshi Tsuchida (grunts [TK5 - TK7]); Chuan Yin Li

Feng Wei (Japanese: 馮 威(フェン・ウェイ), Hepburn: Fen Wei, pinyin: Féng Wēi) was raised as a disciple of the God Fist style (神拳 Shinken, based on tai chi). Though he was the top student, Feng killed his master, Wu Zihao after he was scolded for fighting outside the dojo. Feng seeks the secrets of the God Fist scrolls that were stolen by the Mishima family, leading to his competing in the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament and his destruction of Asuka Kazama's dojo in the process of his search. and he is ultimately successful in retrieving the scrolls.

It was later revealed that the scrolls did not contain any secret technique but rather an old teaching: "He who destroys all other fighting styles and makes them his own shall become a warrior superior to all men, the Dragon God." Feng then traveled all around the world and defeated many martial artists until he heard rumors of another King of Iron Fist Tournament, which persuades him to join said tournament. He was defeated by Wang Jinrei in the later stages of the tournament, despite first thinking that Feng is arrogant due him not responding when spoken to, Wang starts to respect him after he accepts defeat, and urges him to continue his training. Feng has featured regularly in the series since his Tekken 5 debut. His opponent in the during Tekken 7 originally Marshall Law, until Leroy interrupts and defeats him for lacking a human heart, which Wu Zihao inherited. Deeming it as humility, Feng vows revenge towards an American Wing Chun grandmaster, and ultimately side with G Corporation, just as Leroy becoming one of the rebels.

Jinpachi Mishima

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Mishima Style Fighting Karate (infused with an unidentified demonic power)
  • Voiced by : Chikao Otsuka and Takeshi Aono

Jinpachi Mishima (Japanese: 三島 仁八, Hepburn: Mishima Jinpachi) was the original founder of the Mishima Zaibatsu and the father of Heihachi, father-in-law of Kazumi Mishima, paternal grandfather of Kazuya, Lars Alexandersson and Reina, adoptive paternal grandfather of Lee Chaolan and paternal great-grandfather of Jin Kazama. Unlike most Mishima (who were ruthless and power hungry), Jinpachi was a man of honor and wisdom as he showed compassion to his grandson Kazuya when the latter was a child (this is possibly another reason Heihachi resented Jinpachi so much) and was friends with Wang Jinrei. However, Jinpachi's life took a turn for the worse when the greedy Heihachi staged a coup d'état and stole the company from him. Jinpachi attempted to retake the company when Heihachi entered the military industry (possibly sometime after the death of his daughter-in-law Kazumi Mishima during the same year), but failed and was imprisoned underneath a Mishima compound, Hon-Maru. He died due to starvation after some years. Before his debut, Jinpachi never makes an appearance, although his existence is hinted multiple times, as his friend, Wang's participation in the second tournament is motivated by Jinpachi's wish, and his gravestone is also shown in Wang's ending in Tekken 2.

In Tekken 5, having been resurrected and taken over by a demon as well as granted incredible supernatural powers, Jinpachi breaks out of Hon-Maru when the temple is destroyed during a battle between Heihachi, Kazuya and an army of Jack-4s sent to kill Heihachi in which the Jacks explode, pulverizing the Hon-Maru and freeing Jinpachi from his underground prison. With the news of Heihachi's apparent demise, Jinpachi takes over the company from behind the scenes and organizes the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament under the orders of the demon, that told him to destroy the world and seek out the souls of the strong, even though he wanted to refuse this command, he obeyed due to lack of energy.

In the tournament finals, Jinpachi is confronted by his great-grandson, Jin who defeats him and puts him to rest at last. Though not playable, Jinpachi briefly appears in the Scenario Campaign prologue of Tekken 6, which retells the events from previous games in a comic book-style format, and he is also mentioned in the prologues and epilogues of several characters in recent mainline games, such as Jin and Wang.

He returns in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a playable character and as one of the Stage 7 sub-bosses, alongside Heihachi. He reprises his role as one of the unplayable Stage 7 sub-bosses in Tekken Revolution. In Street Fighter X Tekken, Dhalsim's Swap Costume is based on Jinpachi's appearance.

Raven

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Ninjutsu
  • Voiced by :
English
D. C. Douglas (TK5:DRTTT2 [cutscenes and dialogues], TK8 [dialogues and grunts], Street Fighter X Tekken)
Japanese
Kenji Sugimura (2009 live-action film)
Kenichiro Matsuda (Street Fighter X Tekken)

Raven (Japanese: レイヴン, Hepburn: Reivun) is an international intelligence agent for United Nations who sports a distinctive X-shaped scar across his face. He enters the fifth tournament to seek out those responsible for the event, and witnesses an attack on Hon-Maru by G Corporation's Jack-4 foot soldiers while on a mission to look into the company and Mishima Zaibatsu, as the conglomerates are warring with each other. During the tournament, he crosses paths with Kazuya Mishima, who he recognizes after seeing him flying away from the Hon-Maru. He loses to Kazuya and is interrogated by him. Afterwards Kazuya discovers that he was betrayed by G Corporation, and that something was awakened from under Hon-Maru. Kazuya realizes what Heihachi has done, and speculates that, in fact, it is his grandfather Jinpachi Mishima, who is somehow controlling the Zaibatsu now. Sometime after the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Raven encounters Heihachi Mishima, who was presumed to be dead, they began to fight. Before a winner could be decided, Raven received orders to return to headquarters, and he had to withdraw from the battle.

After that encounter, Raven was then sent to investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu once again via the sixth tournament. Raven is a featured character in Tekken 6's "Scenario Campaign" story mode, first appearing as an enemy boss defeated by Lars Alexandersson and Alisa Bosconovitch. He later helps Alisa and Lars escape from a rampaging NANCY robot, then Lars’ last journeys after Alisa was revealed to be Jin's monitor to spy on Lars. It is also revealed he is in a contact with Lars’ friend Tougou, entrusted him his tag give it to Lars as a remembrance, Tougou died in battle. After Jin reveal his main reason on starting a world war, and apparently sacrifice himself to destroy Azazel, Raven and his men found Jin's comatose body, and begin to carry him to the UN via chopper.

Unfortunately during Tekken 7 event, shortly after Raven ordered his team to carry Jin's body while he return to the base to be retrained under Master Raven's orders, his men lost the boy, due to the latter's Devil Gene went haywire and took over his body, until Hwoarang defeated Jin's devil, while Lars is able to secure Jin. Once the training is complete when Heihachi's true death comes into light, he returns in Tekken 8 at the same event where Kazuya reign supreme and reveal himself as a Devil to public. While properly confirming Heihachi's permanent death to his superior, Admiral Victor Chevalier, Raven is the one who suggests to reconcile their alliance with Lars' army, Yggdrasil, and ultimately allows United Nations to clear Jin's name.

He appears with Yoshimitsu as a playable unit in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Raven was portrayed by Darrin Henson in the 2009 live-action film Tekken. He defeats Eddy Gordo in the tournament and offers advice to Jin Kazama before the latter's fight with Bryan Fury.

Sergei Dragunov/Halloween Dragunov

  • Nationality : Russian
  • Fighting style : Commando Sambo
  • Voiced by : Kenichi Morozumi (TK5:DRTK7); Noriyoshi Katsunuma (2009 live-action film); Shohei Harada (TK8)

Sergei Dragunov (Japanese: セルゲイ・ドラグノフ, Hepburn: Serugei Doragunofu, Russian: Сергей Драгунов) is a Russian Spetsnaz soldier who practices Sambo and is nicknamed "White Angel of Death" (or "White Reaper" for short) due to his fighting prowess. In personal normal life, Dragunov has a hobby on building toy model kits. While investigating a mysterious body found in Siberia, Dragunov receives special orders from an unknown party supposedly regarding Devil Jin and enters the fifth tournament to carry them out, but Tekken 6 reveals that his mission is unsuccessful because he was defeated by Raven in the early stages of the tournament. As a result of the ongoing world war caused by Jin, now the new owner of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Dragunov competes in the sixth King of Iron Fist Tournament to capture Jin and bring down the organization. Because of the long grudges between his country's military regiment and United Nations, Dragunov has a long history with UN's Raven Unit, and he is the one who inflicted Raven a facial scar. Save for battle grunts, the character has no dialogue in any of his in-game appearances. Although Dragunov can speak, but only seen in most gameplay of Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign. He will return in Tekken 8, where he was allowed to leave a normal life a first time when the seventh tournament was cancelled, prior to his return in the eight tournament where Kazuya reveal himself as a devil to the world and even recruit Dragunov to join his rank, despite Dragunov's dismay.

Dragunov has a Halloween version named Halloween Dragunov who's introduced in Tekken Mobile. Halloween Dragunov has the same fighting style and the same Rage Art like Dragunov.

Dragunov is portrayed by martial artist and actor Anton Kasabov In the 2009 live-action Tekken film, in which he has no dialogue. He participates in the Iron Fist tournament and is killed in battle by Bryan Fury.

Introduced in Tekken 6/Bloodline Rebellion

Alisa Bosconovitch

  • Nationality : Russian
  • Fighting style : High Mobility Combat with Unique Thruster
  • Voiced by :

English
Cristina Vee (Tekken: Blood Vengeance)
Michele Knotz (SFXT)
Japanese
Yuki Matsuoka

Alisa Bosconovitch (Japanese: アリサ・ボスコノビッチ, Hepburn: Arisa bosukanobitchi) was created to protect Jin Kazama and serves him through her travels. Alisa is placed in a starring role in the console-only Scenario Campaign mode in Tekken 6. After being activated following a botched raid on a Mishima Zaibatsu lab, she joins Lars Alexandersson in his pursuit of his lost memories (which occur as a result of the events at the lab). She is controlled by the CPU in this mode (unless the player chooses to play as Alisa herself, at which point CPU control is given to Lars). Alisa helps Lars (or whoever the player has chosen to use in Scenario Campaign) battle the waves of enemies and has an AI system that grows as she participates in battle. She keeps a journal which she constantly updates with entries regarding the events of her journey with Lars, as well as her own personal opinion about them. It is later revealed that she is actually an android in the employ of Jin, to which she has been serving as a way for Jin to observe what has been happening in the world at large. She is commanded by Jin to disable safe mode (including her personality and behavior inhibition programming) and attack Lars. After a stalemate battle with Lars, she leaves for the desert to join Jin. When Lars arrives, she attacks him again where this time she is ultimately defeated and shuts down. Lars rescues her body and takes her to a robotics corporation (run by Lee Chaolan) where she can be revived and has the inhibitor programed removed. Although the scenario campaign was removed from PlayStation Portable's port, the developers added background information for the character.

In Tekken 7, though Lee managed to fully repair her and remove the inhibitor program, Alisa suffers a memory loss and attacks him in self-defense upon rebooting. Upon losing, Alisa remembers who Lee is, though questions why she is at Violet Systems. Lee then uses his technology to restore Alisa's memory, which then gives her the desire to find Lars. Before Lee can take her to Lars though, Violet Systems is attacked by the Tekken Force. Lee and Alisa fight them off and flee to another of Lee's facilities, where Lars had been waiting. Alisa happily jumps on Lars in excitement, though the Tekken Force attack again, searching for Jin's body. Alisa assists Lars and Lee in fighting off the Tekken force but Alisa is stopped by Nina Williams who stalls Alisa long enough for a Tekken Force helicopter to capture Jin. However, it turns out that Alisa takes part of Lee's plan to distract Nina and Tekken Force and trap them inside the now evacuated Yggdrasil base, thought Nina survive the explosion and decide to let Jin go with Yggdrasil, where will be fully recovered. Following Heihachi’s ultimate death at the hands of Kazuya, who now publicly reveals himself as a devil like Jin, Alisa analyzes the worst outcome, as G Corporation begin their world war mongering regime in Tekken 8. During the said eight game, six months later, she finally reunites with her "father" and creator, Dr. Bosconovitch, who is with his acquaintance, the Manji Clan led by Yoshimitsu to join the rebellion via Violet System, and already made a decision to let his "daughter" go with free will. A week after Jin unable to access his devil's power at will from his recent fight against Kazuya in New York, Alisa is enlisted to keep an eye on Jin's condition and originally going to be assigned to replace his participation at the tournament qualification, before honoring Jin's wish to participate. After gaining alliances from UN, Sirius and other tournament fighters who opposes Kazuya, Alisa serves as a navigator, while participating a war against G Corporation at Yakushima.

Other than the main games of the series, Alisa also appears in the portable game Tekken 3D: Prime Edition as well as the non-canon Tekken Tag Tournament 2, in which her ending (as well as other character's) reinforces her friendship with Ling Xiaoyu first shown in the animated CGI film Tekken: Blood Vengeance. Outside of the Tekken series, she is a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken as downloadable content, alongside her official tag partner, Lars. She appears as an assist unit in Project X Zone, alongside fellow Tekken characters Jin, Xiaoyu, and a younger Heihachi Mishima. She appears as an unlockable character in the free-to-play game, Tekken Revolution.

Alisa appears as one of the main characters in the 2011 CGI film Tekken: Blood Vengeance. She is a student in the Kyoto International School and befriends Ling Xiaoyu but hides the fact that she is a robot. She acts upon the orders of Jin to find Shin Kamiya along with Xiaoyu under the forced orders of Anna Williams. After Xiaoyu saves her from an ambush attack from Anna, she joins Xiaoyu in finding the truth about the M-cell experiments done on Shin. Throughout the film, she starts to develop a sense of humanity in which she would often hesitate even under her normal protocol commands and her fondness with her friendship with Xiaoyu. During the final battle between Heihachi Mishima and Devil Jin, a severely damaged Alisa sacrifices herself by distracting Heihachi with a blast allowing Jin to defeat him. In the end Jin reverses her standby mode and end credits show her fully restored and discussing how she and Xiaoyu should enter the Tekken tournament. Alisa appears in the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 live-action short film portrayed by Amandine Desprez.

Alisa appears in Tekken Comic, a manga based on Tekken 6. A live-action Alisa, portrayed by Michelle Ballee, also appears in the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Girl Power Trailer, shown at Comic-Con in 2012. In 2012, Kotobukiya released an Alisa Bosconovitch action figure as part of their Tekken Tag Tournament 2 toyline.

1UP.com commented that Alisa is sexy, cute and has a bubbly personality and stated that she's "the coolest new Tekken character to emerge in years," praising her chainsaws and head bomb. In 2012, she was listed as one of the most "ridiculous" Tekken characters by Game Informer, who said "Why is a stupid robot fairy in a fighting game? I don't think even Namco Bandai knows the answer to that".

Azazel

  • Voiced by : Richard Epcar (story mode, TK6)

Azazel (Japanese: アザゼル, Hepburn: Azazeru) is the main antagonist of Tekken 6, and later an overreaching antagonist of the series. It is the originator of the Devil Gene, destined to be unleashed from its tomb following the clash of the two "evil stars" (Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima), as well as a long-standing enemy of both the Kazama and Mishima clans. The Hachijo clan, ancestors of Jin and Kazuya through Heihachi's wife, Kazumi, traces their lineage back to an ancient pact made with Azazel, thus implicating it in the ongoing conflicts of the Mishima family and the involvement of guest character Akuma. Azazel is the physical embodiment of the devil curse bestowed upon individuals by its influence. However, many of its servants' descendants seek to harness their devil powers for personal gain.

Azazel is a large bipedal bird-like creature with blue-gray skin, a spiked tail, and huge crystalline spikes protruding from its forearms, adorned with ceremonial attire inspired by Egyptian mythology and culture. Its offensive attacks range from summoning crystal stalagmites from the ground to unleashing scarab beetles upon his opponents. Azazel appears in the final stage of Tekken 6's story mode, brought forth by Jin to defeat and ultimately end his own life in the process. Initially believed to have been defeated by Lars Alexandersson and Raven, Jin reveals that only someone carrying the Devil Gene can permanently vanquish Azazel. Jin then unleashes his devil form, rendering him immune to Azazel's assaults, and delivers the fatal blow by driving his fist through Azazel's chest.

Despite losing its physical form, Azazel's soul remains and is sealed by Zafina into her orb, albeit at the cost of her left arm being cursed with its power. The longer its soul remains suppressed, however, the more powerful it becomes, posing the threat of its revival, unless Kazuya's impending clash with Jin is halted. In the events of Tekken 7, Zafina seeks Claudio Serafino to prevent Azazel's return. Meanwhile, Kazuya's growing tyranny strengthens Azazel’s regeneration; Jin’s devil remains unpurified, leading to the events of Tekken 8, wherein Zafina and her allies must aid Jin. Though Jin manages to free himself from Azazel's influence, he loses access to his Devil Gene, which has represented half of his soul since birth. Kazuya then announces the eighth King of Iron Fist Tournament to lure Zafina out, later achieving his goal of absorbing Azazel's essence. After Jin successfully purifies his and Kazuya's devils and undergoes a transformation into Angel Jin, he eradicates Azazel for good. The Devil Gene, however, lives on through Heihachi's illegitimate daughter, Reina.

Azazel has garnered critical reception for his difficulty as a final boss. Lucas Sullivan of GamesRadar included him in his 2014 selection of twelve "unfair" fighting-game bosses, remarking, "Hated that mutated old guy [Tekken 5 boss Jinpachi], huh? Here, have a fire-breathing crystal dragon that's as tall as the screen." Rick Marshall of MTV noted in 2009, "As far as boss battles go, Azazel is the most difficult the franchise has ever offered—even on 'Easy' mode." Stephen Nadee of WhatCulture ranked Azazel as the number-one "worst" fighting-game boss in 2013, stating, "Understanding the game mechanics mean almost nothing when it comes to fighting Azazel particularly when he has his advantage in defense, his moves are fairly difficult to sidestep, and can counter-attack through his own blocking." Eric Neigher of GameSpy criticized Azazel in his 2009 review of Tekken 6's PlayStation Portable release: "Azazel, Tekken 6's official nemesis, is perhaps the most badly designed, frustrating to play against, and overall worst boss ever."

Lars Alexandersson

Leo Kliesen

Miguel Caballero Rojo

  • Nationality : Spaniard
  • Fighting style : Untrained Brawling
  • Voiced by :
Japanese:
Daichi Endō (2009 live-action film)
EnglishLiam O'Brien (TK6 [full voice], TTT2-TK7 [battle grunts]), Héctor Garay (TTT2–present [dialogues in TTT2 - TK7])

At the age of fifteen, Spanish brawler Miguel Caballero Rojo (Japanese: ミゲル・カバジェロ・ロホ, Hepburn: Migeru Kabajero Roho) was kicked out of the house by his parents for constantly fighting. He ran away and sought sanctuary inside a bar, where his sister, with whom he was extremely close, would visit him in secret. However, she is later killed on her wedding day after a group of Mishima Zaibatsu fighter jets launch an airstrike on the church where the ceremony was being held. Miguel's investigation leads to the sixth tournament in order to seek answers from the corporation's CEO, Jin Kazama. Unfortunately, Jin suddenly disappeared, Miguel's life purpose to kill him also disappears. From that point forward, Miguel began to wander like a living specter from battle-torn town to another. Until one day, he is confronted by now ex-Zaibatsu leader Jin, with Miguel's purpose to kill him rise again. However, Jin held back and let Miguel finish, but Miguel refuse and spared, telling Jin that he will kill him once Jin has found hope without dying earlier yet. His early appearances resemble that of a bullfighter, but his design was simplified in Tekken 7 to an open red shirt and green combat trousers. He has no formal training in the martial arts, a power type whose fighting style is brawling-based street fighting. In Tekken 7, Miguel's 'Rage art' is somewhat unique in that the camera switches to a first person perspective from the opponents point of view, giving Miguel's violent beat down a particularly brutal feel.

Miguel has a minor role in the 2009 Tekken live-action film, and was played by Roger Huerta. He is defeated in the tournament by Jin.

NANCY-MI847J

NANCY-MI847J is a massive robotic security unit under the command of Jin Kazama. It is very difficult to destroy and possesses an arsenal of missiles and lasers. NANCY only appears in Tekken 6's arcade mode and "Time Attack" Mode as a bonus round battle before the player fights Jin. In the story mode, the robot is controllable in one level when the player attempts infiltration of G Corporation's headquarters. NANCY is the very first character that utilizes Wall Bound, which soon applied in Tekken 7, starting from guest character Geese Howard in Season 1, then all characters as of Season 2.

Steve West of CinemaBlend said about the character's fighting style: "NANCY doesn't react like a typical Tekken opponent. Rather than block your puny attempts to damage it, the robot will simply attack you whenever it feels like it." Dale North of Destructoid commented in 2008: "Where do [Namco] get these [character] names? Bob and Nancy? That sounds like a Middle-American suburban couple."

Robert Richards/Slim Bob/Summer Bob

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Freestyle Karate
  • Voiced by : Patrick Seitz (TK6–present); Tsutomu Isobe (Street Fighter X Tekken, Japanese)

Making his debut in Tekken 6, Robert Richards (Japanese: ロバート・リチャーズ, Hepburn: Robāto Richāzu), better known as Bob, is an American martial artist who has participated in numerous fighting competitions. Despite his skill, he struggled against larger opponents, and to equal their power, he intentionally gained weight to the point of morbid obesity while retaining his previous agility. Bob then entered the sixth tournament to prove his doubters wrong. A thin and younger version of the character, called "Slim Bob," was made available as downloadable content in Tekken Tag Team Tournament 2. Bob was later added to the roster in the 2016 update of Tekken 7. In Tekken Mobile, a summer-themed variant called "Summer Bob," was introduced, featuring the same fighting style and rage art as the original Bob.

Reception to the character is varied due to his design. Robert Workman of GameDaily ranked Bob the tenth "ugliest game character" in 2008, noting, "If the bright red shirt covering the gigantic frame isn't insulting enough, he also has a bleach blonde mop on his head." In 2010, GamesRadar discussed a hypothetical matchup between Bob and Street Fighter's Rufus for Street Fighter X Tekken, commenting, "How two totally different companies [Namco and Capcom] decided they both needed speedy fat asses in their games at exactly the same time is something of a mystery, though ... we feel there's room for both of them." Complex included Bob among the "25 Most Badass Fat Guys in Games" in 2011. Jeff Marchiafava of Game Informer criticized Bob in 2012, describing him as one of the most "ridiculous" Tekken characters: "Bob is from America. Bob is also morbidly obese. That's pretty much all the thought Namco put into Bob."

Zafina

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Ancient Assassination Arts
  • Voiced by : Cindy Robinson

Zafina (Japanese: ザフィーナ, Hepburn: Zafīna) (زافينا) is a Middle Eastern woman who is likely of Egyptian descent. Born into an ancient bloodline of evil-dispellers, she possesses spiritual powers and was raised to be a warrior of her clan. Zafina guards a sealed royal tomb that is said to keep her clan prosperous and has successfully thwarted all infiltration attempts. She prophesies the clash of two "evil stars" — Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima — that would spell the end of the world. Thus, Zafina sets out for the Far East, where Jin and Kazuya are to meet. In Tekken 6's "Scenario Campaign" story mode, Zafina allies herself with Lars Alexandersson and Raven against the Tekken Force, and gives them the location of Azazel's Temple. Zafina also uses her spiritual gifts as an astrologist in addition to her primary duties.

In Tekken 7, Zafina dons a new design and has gained possession of Azazel's Orb (as seen in Devil Jin's Tekken 6 ending), granting her demonic powers. She seeks Claudio Serafino to help suppress the seal on Azazel's essence to prevent its return. Upon arriving at Duomo di Sirio, however, Zafina collapses in front of Claudio and Ling Xiaoyu, who tend to her and reinforce the seal on Azazel. In Tekken 8, Zafina and her allies must aid Jin not only in defeating Kazuya but also in purifying his dormant devil and rebirthing as a "star of hope". Kazuya later initiates the eighth tournament in Italy to lure Zafina out and absorb Azazel's essence. Kazuya achieves his goal, and before Zafina loses consciousness and is safely escorted, she advises Jin to return to Yakushima to purify his and Kazuya's devils and eradicate Azazel for good. Following the defeats of both Kazuya and Azazel, Zafina recovers and returns to the Middle East, where she is visited by Claudio.

Introduced in Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Sebastian

  • Nationality : Monégasque
  • Fighting style : Self-Taught (based on Lili's fighting style)
  • Voiced by :
French
Serge Bourrier (TTT2)
Japanese
Hirohiko Kakegawa (Digimon World Re:Digitize)

Sebastian (セバスチャン, Sebasuchan) is Lili's butler who made his debut as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as part of a free update on October 9, 2012. He previously appeared as an unplayable character in Lili's Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection and Tekken 6 endings. Sebastian also appears alongside Lili in the game Digimon World Re:Digitize with his trained Angemon.

Sebastian utilizes Lili's moveset, sharing many of her moves including the ones from Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection that were removed in the current releases.

Introduced in Tekken Revolution

Eliza

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Unknown

Eliza (エリザ, Eriza) is a vampire who made her debut in the free-to-play spin-off Tekken Revolution. She was one of the ten character choices in a poll to determine the new character addition for the game; she was eventually voted number one most wanted character, ahead of Sexy Tekken Force Member and Shin Kamiya at San Diego Comic Con 2013, ensuring her inclusion to the game. According to her backstory, Eliza is a powerful and immortal vampire who had existed since more than 1000 years ago. One day after escaping from one of the members of ancient time's Sirius organization, whom Claudio Serafino descendant to, with the intention of taking a nap inside her coffin, she accidentally fell into a deep sleep for hundreds of years. In present-day Monaco, the Rochefort family built a mansion above her coffin, thus imprisoning her, which was also meant for her shelter from being chased by each descendant of the ancient time's Sirius members. She eventually woke up and managed to escape recently and plan an exact revenge on the present day Sirius organization. Eliza still has difficulty in controlling her sleep and will fall asleep even in the middle of fights; however, she can potentially recover her health while doing so.

Tekken 7 is her main series playable debut, where she utilizes a similar playstyle to Akuma from Street Fighter, such as having 2D-area fighting game mechanics like jumping attacks and special cancels, and Street Fighter-styled Super meter, referred to as a "Blood" gauge. Her sleeping mechanic has also been reworked, allowing her to build her "Blood" gauge rather than recovering health.

Eliza's fighting style incorporates several supernatural moves (such as teleportation). She can also shoot a grounded energy wave that goes straight, although unlike Jinpachi's fireball, it is blockable.

Introduced in Tekken 7/Fated Retribution

Claudio Serafino

  • Nationality : Italian
  • Fighting style : Sirius-Style Exorcism Sorcery
  • Voiced by :
Italian
Diego Baldoin
Japanese
Kohsuke Toriumi (Pachi-Slot T4)

Claudio Serafino (Japanese: クラウディオ・セラフィーノ, Hepburn: Kuraudio Serafīno) is a white-clad man hailing from Italy. He is a leader of a secret Anti-Devil organization in combating the Devil Gene's threat, known as Archers of Sirius. Empowered with his family’s Sirius magic, the Starburst, he has tattoos around his left eye and black tapes covering his right arm, which can project and shoot blue flame-based spells during battles and serves as a limiter to unleash his power’s full potential like additional yellow flame, at cost of half of his lifeforce. He is one of the playable characters in the first location tests of Tekken 7. During an interview with Harada, it was said that Claudio was created to counter the Devil Gene's reign, thus would play an important role in the game.

The reason behind his organization's secret from the public and a sudden disclosure is not yet known at this point. Some time later, Claudio's organization was approached by the Mishima Zaibatsu, led by Heihachi Mishima, to join their conglomerate. However, the archers refused and the Mishima Zaibatsu continues to attempt to persuade them. Having noticed some suspicious acts by Heihachi and his Zaibatsu, Claudio was prompted to investigate the reasons behind the Mishima Zaibatsu's persuasion, even though his uneasy service with Heihachi is temporary, which ultimately cause him to lose his followers. During his alliance with the Mishima Zaibatsu, he met Ling Xiaoyu. After learning about her connection to Jin Kazama, Claudio initially planned to use her as bait to capture Jin, but ultimately change his mind at her behest, now with a sole aim on the greatest threat, Kazuya, and would have no choice to kill Jin if the latter completely succumb to his Devil half. He later gains assistance from a fortune teller, Zafina, who is currently cursed by an orb of a fully weakened Azazel, in order to prevent the monster's full return through stopping a continued war between Jin and particularly Kazuya after the latter killed Heihachi in their last fight.

Claudio returns as a playable character in Tekken 8, where he and his team consists Zafina, Xiaoyu and her pet, Panda joins Jin’s hero side against G Corporation’s tyranny, after learning Jin's true intention from Zafina. While Claudio and his allies are too late to learn that Kazuya set up the tournament to ambush Zafina and absorb Azazel from her to become a true Devil, Claudio leads a distraction team of fighters to temporarily weaken Kazuya at cost of his own live, to ensure Jin return to Yakushima, and purify his devil and reborn as an angel of hope.

Fahkumram

  • Nationality : Thai
  • Fighting style : Muay Thai
  • Voiced by : Aphichat Samutsiri (Thai: อภิชาติ สมุทคีรี)

Fahkumram (Thai: ฟ้าคำราม) is a very tall, tattooed, strong and muscular man from Thailand. He is a legendary Muay Thai champion and the national hero of Thailand. The scars he received were a result from being stricken by lightning at age 12, with Fahkumram somehow surviving and obtaining superhuman abilities, as well as growing over two meters tall. He eventually becomes a champion at the age of 18 and grows into an honorable family man who cares for his family, including his daughter who looks up to him. Unfortunately, at the age of 24, his life was to take a dramatic turn for the worse. Corrupt officials attempt to lure and use Fahkumram as a slave for their illegal activities, even taking his family hostage after Fahkumram is falsely arrested for defending himself against and killing his would-be assassins (who also rigged his last official match). These events cause him to become more cynical and deluded by his country's corruptions. When the war between the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation occurs four years later, the corrupt government dispatches Fahkumram primarily to eliminate the Zaibatsu by enlisting him for the seventh King of Iron Fist Tournament; Fahkumram hopes to use this as an opportunity to save his family, he should win liberty once and for all.

Gigas

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Destructive Impulse

Gigas (ギガース, Gigās) is a hulking, red-skinned humanoid who appears to have cybernetics attached to his otherwise nude body. His fighting style is "Destructive Impulse". He was one of the characters whose existence was leaked before being officially revealed as the second new character added post-launch of Tekken 7. Gigas was revealed to be created by a research team in the development of biotechnological weapons. Gigas was sent in the tournament to tests his fighting capabilities. It is hinted in both his own and Katarina's endings that he might be Katarina Alves' adoptive father, who is kidnapped by G Corp and mutated into Gigas.

Josie Rizal

  • Nationality : Filipina
  • Fighting style : Kickboxing and Eskrima
  • Voiced by : Ananda Jacobs

Josie Rizal (ジョシー・リサール, Joshī Risāru) is a young woman from the Philippines. She wears a yellow top, a blue miniskirt, and a red rabbit ear-like hair accessory. She was a big crybaby from a young age, unlike her parents who were fans of martial arts. They insisted she also train in martial arts, which she initially refuses, but eventually she reluctantly agrees to her parents' expectations. However, she is unable to get over her crybaby nature whilst she undergoes training in kickboxing.

After Josie grew more accustomed to her training, she became a professional kickboxer and a model to help get her household's finances on track, until a large typhoon struck their home. When the Mishima Zaibatsu sends the Tekken Force, to give relief aids to the typhoon victims in her ravaged country, Josie aspires to become the member of the Tekken Force. She eventually decides to join the Tekken Force by taking an employment examination during The King of Iron Fist Tournament 7. Unfortunately, her opponent in the final exam is actually a Tekken Force bear officer named Kuma. Nevertheless, despite having realized the other participants quit the exams due to Kuma, Josie have no choice to fight him, in order to complete her qualification to Tekken Force.

Josie was designed by character designer Mari Shimazaki, known for her work in the Bayonetta series. The character was created in response to the growing popularity of the series in the Philippines.

Katarina Alves

  • Nationality : Brazilian
  • Fighting style : Savate
  • Voiced by : Thaís Durães

Katarina Alves (カタリーナ・アウヴェス, Katarīna Auvesu) is a Brazilian woman who practices the art of savate. She is described as a "sassy, mouthed talker", as well as a beginner-friendly character, with simple strings to execute combos. Along with Claudio, she is one of the characters available in the first location tests of Tekken 7.

She is currently searching for her missing adoptive father, who happens to be G Corporation's brainwashed monster known as Gigas, as seen on her and Gigas' ending.

Katarina seems to be very confident in her abilities as a fighter; alongside her cocky attitude, her fighting pose has her guard totally lowered (contrary to a traditional savate stance), and her posture is completely relaxed.

Kazumi Mishima/Devil Kazumi

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Hachijo Style Karate mixed with Mishima Style Karate
  • Voiced by : Yumi Hara

Kazumi Mishima (三島 一美, Mishima Kazumi), née Hachijo (八条), is married to Heihachi and the mother of Kazuya, the adoptive mother of Lee Chaolan, the daughter-in-law of Jinpachi Mishima, and also the paternal grandmother of Jin Kazama. She serves as the final boss in the arcade mode of Tekken 7, but was eventually replaced with Akuma when certain conditions have been met. Before Tekken 7, she was only alluded to twice: once in Heihachi's stage in Tekken 2, in which her and Heihachi's names are written on the floorboard of the temple in the style of Aiaigasa (a romantic expression to show love between couples), as well as in the non-canon OVA Tekken: The Motion Picture, in which she is mentioned to have died shortly after giving birth to Kazuya. She is seen in a photo inside a locket, cradling baby Kazuya. The debut trailer of Tekken 7 features Kazumi appearing in person for the first time, with her and Heihachi's Aiaigasa-stylized name also shown. Prior to becoming the seventh time release character added to Tekken 7, her human form was playable, yet her devil form remains unplayable. You can also play her devil form as a cheat; the opponent Kazumi will be in her human form, even if you beat her once. Because of this, even when players set the round number from the game options, the 5th stage will be 2 instead of 1.

Kazumi's fighting style is Hachijo Style Karate, which is very similar to the Mishima Style Karate as practiced by the rest of her family, with additional tiger-summoning and levitating ability akin to Jinpachi Mishima. As a final boss, Kazumi is fought in two phases; upon beating her once, she transforms into a stronger phoenix-like white Devil form and remains that way for the duration of the stage. In her devil form, besides having the original devil's powers of third eyed Devil Blaster and wings, her tiger-summoning ability is enhanced, and the tiger's color itself changes to white. Upon beating her once as Devil Kazumi, rather than transforming into a stronger white Devil form, she fights back randomly.

In the story, Kazumi first meets Heihachi when she visits Jinpachi's dojo to train with him. Both Heihachi and Kazumi come closer and eventually marry, with Kazumi giving birth to Kazuya. Five years later, Kazumi suddenly gets sick; her illness passes quickly, but Kazumi begins behaving differently, exhibiting signs of a split personality, likely due to the awakening of her Devil Gene. During this time, Kazumi saves Akuma's life. After he recovers, Kazumi asks Akuma to find and kill Heihachi and Kazuya. Akuma agrees, claiming that this will settle the debt that he owes Kazumi. Many days later, Kazumi suddenly attempts to kill Heihachi, revealing that the reason she married him is because her clan foresaw his attempted world domination in the future and sent her to kill him. However, Heihachi proves stronger and, realizing the woman he loved is gone, regretfully kills her in the act of self-defense.

It is revealed in Tekken 8 that the Hachijo is a descendant clan of Azazel's servants, having been entrusted to make a false prophecy of Mishima clan's downfall through Heihachi, then later Kazuya to be fulfilled and ensured Azazel's terror reign supreme by sending Kazumi to accomplish her machinations. However, six months Heihachi's death at the hands of Kazuya in Tekken 7, Kazumi's grandson Jin Kazama, whose plan revealed in Tekken 6 to destroy Azazel and the Devil Gene has completed his purification of his devil self and reborn as an angel of hope decimated Kazuya's Devil Gene and Azazel out of existence, and defeated Kazuya, thus averting Kazumi's machinations that first occurred in almost two decades. However Jin's victorious to restore world peace is only a beginning when Reina, Heihachi's illegitimate daughter is revealed to be a Devil Gene user, who let herself be killed by True Devil Kazuya in a crossfire to properly awaken her dormant devil.

Leroy Smith

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Wing Chun
  • Voiced by :
English
Beau Billingslea (main games)
Krizz Kaliko (Tekken: Bloodline)
Japanese
Yasuhiro Kikuchi (Tekken: Bloodline)

Leroy Smith (リロイ・スミス, Riroi Sumisu) is an African-American martial artist from Manhattan Island of New York City. During his childhood, escalating gang violence leads to the Big Apple War, a massive battle between rival gangs that results in many civilian casualties, including Leroy's family. Leroy is also injured in the conflict, falling into a river and being washed out to sea before being found by a merchant ship. With nowhere to return to, Leroy travels the world as a trader before settling in Hong Kong to learn the Wing Chun martial art and also met Ling Xiaoyu when she was little. Nearly a half-century later, Leroy returns to New York to take revenge on the gangsters and the Mishima Zaibatsu, whom he learns were responsible for the events leading to the Big Apple War. He also has a pet pit-bull dog named "Sugar", that can assist Leroy in his battles.

The Game Award 2022 trailer of Tekken 8 reveals that Leroy became Manhattan's historical figure at some point, with his statue is seen in the game's Midtown's Time Square stage, in additions to have becoming a head of his branding company, such as his own coffee shop and sponsoring Ortiz family’s coffee farming company. Leroy himself eventually revealed in EVO Japan 2023 to have return playable in this game. Although Heihachi suddenly disappeared, but unbeknownst that his enemy's son, Kazuya permanently killed him, Leroy's peaceful day is far from over, when Kazuya publicly reveals himself as a devil to the world. Leroy also joined the seventh tournament where he defeated a rogue kung fu fighter, Feng Wei, who murdered his own master who happened to be the former's old friend, Wu Zihao. Upon learning that Feng becoming one of Kazuya's henchman, Leroy must settle score against him while joining Jin's heroes side, his opponent during the last quarter finals of the eight tournament. Leroy is also grateful of Jin's heroism against Kazuya's attack at Manhattan, which Leroy previously liberated, and becoming his main reason to join his side along with other heroic fighters against Kazuya's army in return.

Leroy appears in Season 1 of non-canon retold animated series Tekken: Bloodline, where he participated Tekken 3 tournament. Unlike in the games, he initially hostile towards Jin because he is Heihachi's heir. During the fight, Jin unintentionally injured Leroy's knee during their match, which also led him to gain a cane he used as a temporary weapon in the game's main story. Following the match, Leroy also warns Jin about Heihachi's true purpose like how it affects Kazuya, similar warning which Jin heard from a tournament veteran, Paul about who Kazuya was like.

Lidia Sobieska

  • Nationality : Polish
  • Fighting style : Traditional Karate
  • Voiced by : Aleksandra Nowicka

Lidia Sobieska (リディア ソビエスカ, Ridiya Sobiesuka) is a Polish karateka who became prime minister at young age. She was first announced at Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable 2, 2021 as both second and last fighter of Tekken 7 Season 4.

Her grandfather was once the prime minister of their country before her. The reason she became her grandfather's successor at a young age immediately, is because her father was killed in a helicopter crash in which someone attempted an assassination on her grandfather, this being the main reason she entered the political world. Due to having had spent too long with martial arts prior to entering the political world, she sometimes slips into speaking like she is in the dojo whilst on the phone with her aide during her political career. After receiving a letter from Heihachi, but knowing he would be planning a hostile takeover on her country, she enters The King of Iron Fist tournament to defend her people. However, combined by the seventh tournament's cancellation and Heihachi's true death at the hands of Kazuya, what become the fate of Lidia's home country is unknown.

Lucky Chloe

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Freestyle Dance
  • Voiced by : Hisako Kanemoto

Lucky Chloe (ラッキークロエ, Rakkīkuroe) was designed by Yūsuke Kozaki, a character designer who had also worked on Fire Emblem Awakening and the No More Heroes series. The character's revelation drew complaints from forums such as NeoGAF, with some going so far as to ask director Katsuhiro Harada to remove the character from the game. Others, meanwhile, called out the character for being a fish out-of water conception or drew comparisons with characters from other fighting game series, Harada tweeted that he would consider to make Chloe exclusive for the Asian and European versions and a make well-muscled skinhead for the North American market; though the tweet was later clarified as a joke, as several game outlets apparently took the comment seriously.

Lucky Chloe is a J-pop sensation, devoted otaku and the face of the G Corporation brand. When Eddy Gordo burst into G Corp and took out guard after guard, Chloe fearlessly challenged him: Fight her, and if he loses he'll have to work as her backup dancer. Without caring if he'd accepted the conditions or not, she prepared for battle, and enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 7. The tournament veteran, Interpol's detective Lei Wulong happens to be her fan.

Lucky Chloe's fighting style is Freestyle Dance. According to the German edition GamePro, "Chloe kills the life energy of her opponents with her nimble Mids and Lows bit by bit - a comparatively aggressive character, whose fighting style meets her cat costume."

Master Raven

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Ninjutsu
  • Voiced by : Sorcha Chisholm

Master Raven (マスターレイヴン, Masutā Reivun) is a female superior of the original Raven, debuted in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution through time release. In a battle, she carries a sword similar to Yoshimitsu.

Shaheen

  • Nationality : Saudi Arabian
  • Fighting style : Military Close-quarters combat
  • Voiced by : Fadi Rifai

Shaheen (Japanese: シャヒーン, romanized: Shahīn, Arabic: شاهين, romanized: Shahin) is a Saudi Arabian man wearing a shemagh and agal on his head. He also wields a scimitar around his waist. Shaheen was designed by illustrator NINNIN, one of several character designers and illustrators employed to create character designs for Tekken 7, with help from community feedback on social media, particularly those from Saudi Arabia. The character drew attention from the Middle Eastern mainstream press, being featured in publication medias from several countries, including Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Thirteen years ago, Shaheen was taught by his father the way of military close combat, prior losing him and his entire family at the hands of assassins. At the same time of losing his family, Shaheen rescued Salim and was introduced to the latter's younger brother, Zarim and their family. In the present, Shaheen becomes a bodyguard for a private military branch of an oil company owned by the brothers Salim and Zarim, with a task of protecting key figures in the world, including his best friends. It is said that under his guard, no one has come to be attacked. However, one day, Salim, who was a top figure in his family's oil industry was mysteriously found dead. Although it was reported as an accidental death, Shaheen always had his doubts. Sometime later, G Corporation acquires the PMC employing him and everyone that Shaheen was previously familiar with ended up resigning after the acquisition. Having figured that all of this was too much of a coincidence, Shaheen decided to investigate and find out the truth of what is really going on by confronting the G Corporation's CEO and a suspect of Salim's murderer, Kazuya. Shaheen offers to make peace instead of taking revenge, in honor of his deceased friend, Kazuya refuses the truce and flies away in his Devil form, to Shaheen's surprise. Now realizing how abominable Kazuya is, Shaheen sets out to apprehend Kazuya when they encounter each other again and avenge his friend's death, which begin in Tekken 8 six months later where Kazuya publicly reveal himself as a devil to the world, and Shaheen receives the late Salim's sword from Zarim. After helping Jin and their fellow allies who oppose Kazuya's tyranny, Shaheen finds peace while watching the world celebrating their freedom from G Corporation's dictatorships on the yacht in Paris.

Introduced in Tekken Mobile

Isaak

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Unknown

Isaak (イサク, Isaku) is a free-to-play character introduced in Tekken Mobile. His nationality and fighting style are unspecified. He has short blonde hair, wears a jacket with lightly shredded jeans.

Revenant

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Unknown

Revenant (レヴナント, Revunanto) is the antagonist of Tekken Mobile. He is a paranormal being masked in heavy gear, and comes from an unknown country. He is an enemy of Kazuya, and mimics his fighting style.

Rodeo

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Unknown

Bo Rodeo Montana (ボー ロデオ モンタナ, Bō rodeo Montana) is an all-American fighter. He was a star athlete in college, captain of the football team, and a military soldier with a flawless combat record. While in the army, his squad was ambushed by Revenant, leaving them with their "life force" stripped. He soon becomes a fighter to exact revenge on Revenant, and in turn, restore his comrades lives.

Ruby

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Unknown

Ruby (ルビー, Rubī) is a female biker who has a fighting style similar to Paul Phoenix as well as his fighting stance.

Tiger Miyagi

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Karate

Tiger Miyagi (タイガー宮城, Taigā Miyagi) is a karate fighter from an unknown country. His first outfit has him with plaited long black hair, while his second outfit gives him very short hair.

Yue

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Unknown

Yue (ユエ) is a female look like Asian fighter who practices generic martial arts. She heavily resembles Pai Chan, a playable character in fighting game series Virtua Fighter.

Introduced in Tekken 8

Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo

  • Nationality : Peruvian
  • Fighting style : Mixed Martial Arts based on Rumi Maki/Strike Boxing
  • Voiced by : Marisa Contreras

Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo (アズセナ・ミラグロス・オルティス・カスティーリョ, Azusena Miragurosu Orutisu Kasutīryo) is a famous, fearless, and happy-go-lucky mixed martial artist and barista, the only daughter of a family who owns a coffee company named "Ortiz Farm", based at a farming location where she receives a supernatural power. Her family company presumably originally business partners with Leroy Smith's branding company, until they briefly switch side with G Corporation, just for pure business matter. Her love for coffee also clashes with Lili's love for tea, but earns her respect towards a fellow coffee lover, Leo Kliesen, despite the latter's dismay on the former for siding with Kazuya. Although she, as well as Marshall Law, who too being deceived by Kazuya Mishima to join his tyranny, has finally return to the side of good, following Jin Kazama's victory. She is the first new character in the eighth game to be revealed in EVO 2023.

Reina

  • Nationality : Unknown
  • Fighting style : Taidō and Mishima Style Fighting Karate (officially listed as Unknown)
  • Voiced by : Asami Seto

Reina (麗奈) is a mysterious young punk school girl clad in purple from unspecific country, with mysterious connections to not only Mishima clan, but also suspected to be a Devil Gene user, due to having a malevolent aura and red eyes that are shown in her Rage Art similar in particular to Heihachi Mishima. She attends the same school as Xiaoyu, Jin, Miharu and the second Kunimitsu, and is confirmed to be younger than Jin. Due to her mysterious presence, none of the surviving members are aware of her existence until in Tekken 8, where she joins Jin's heroes side for unknown purposes against Kazuya. During the story and its mid credits, it is revealed that not only Reina is indeed Heihachi’s illegitimate daughter, but also a Devil Gene user like Jin and Kazuya. Though she loved and respected him enough to follow in his footsteps, she is unaware of her father's distaste towards Devil Gene users and other similar demons. Ever since learning she has a Devil Gene as Jin and Kazuya at some point, Reina's first mission during the eighth King of Iron Fist tournament is to earn Jin and his allies' trust and use them to get close to Kazuya and let herself be killed by him, in order to fully awaken her dormant Devil Gene powers without everyone's notice. Once she achieved her first goal, Reina begins her next scheme of avenging Heihachi's death and continuing his legacy, after Jin defeated Kazuya, and purged both of their Devil Genes and Azazel's existence, where the latter's unconscious body is picked up by a seemingly alive Jun.

She was revealed in EVO Tekken 8 Showcase 2023 on November 12, 2023.

Victor Chevalier

  • Nationality : French
  • Fighting Style: Super Spy Close Quarter Battle (based on Ninjutsu and Ko-ryū)
  • Voiced by : Vincent Cassel

Victor Chevalier (ヴィクター・シュバリエ, Vikutā Shubarie) is a legendary Admiral-ranked elderly war veteran and United Nations' super spy from royal French knight lineage, and the founding grandmaster of Raven Unit. He is a close quarter battler who wields both a knife and karambit, and technology which allows him to use teleportation, and enhance his pistol, grenades, and a sheathed katana, Take-Ikazuchi.

Descended from a lineage of distinguished knights, Victor has dreamed of rescuing those in need ever since he was a boy. Following in the footsteps of his father, a high-ranking naval officer, Victor enlists in the French Navy. Viewed as riding the coattails of his successful father by jealous peers, Victor was sent into dangerous operating zones again and again. Still, thanks to the time he spent diligently training with his father's mercenary friend from the East, particularly Japan, Victor is able to use his knowledge of combat to come back from every mission alive and victorious. Famous for his penny-pinching nature and the long list of broken hearts he's left in his wake, Victor leaves a trail of rumors and stories wherever he goes. Before he knows it, Victor earns himself the codename "Phantom Raven", and is looked upon with both fear and awe by others in the military. Victor leaves the Navy to join the UN, hoping to find a way to help even more people as well as explore new paths outside the constraints of working for the state.

In preparation for the coming upheaval, Victor exhausts all the means of negotiation he has available to him and succeeds in founding armed forces that have the authority to act at their own discretion. He directs the Raven Unit—an elite team he trained himself—to conduct special ops all over the world while in the meantime, he takes up the mantle as leader of the UN forces. Time passes, and the flames of G Corp's brutal military invasion have begun to engulf the world. Having foreseen such a future, Victor takes command of his new forces and readies himself for the fight. "We'd best hold the reins to the global balance of power." Armed with an haute couture suit from an established design house and the latest optical weapons, Victor, the living legend, retakes his place on the battlefield. Initially, the UN attempt to capture Jin for his crime back in Tekken 6, and briefly fighting Yggdrasil over Jin's custody, which the rebels managed to secure and caretake him in Tekken 7.

Until in Tekken 8, the UN finally learn Jin's true intention that led Yggdrasil to aid him once again, following Kazuya's coming out as a devil to the world. Using his and Raven's connections, Victor manage to restore the UN's relations with Yggdrasil, in order to focus on their primary enemies who have been conspiring the world besides Kazuya, such as the Devil Gene originator Azazel and his loyal remnants. During the war at Yakushima against G Corporation, Victor leads a platoon consists the fighters King II, Steve Fox, and a fellow soldier Shaheen against a G-Corp platoon led by Sergei Dragunov, an archenemy of Victor's Independent Force, whom Kazuya recruited.

He was announced on November 2, during Paris Game Week 2023.

Victor is modeled after his voice actor, Vincent Cassel.

Guest characters

Akuma

  • Nationality : Japanese
  • Fighting style : Ansatsuken
  • Voiced by : Taketora

Akuma, known in Japan as Gouki (豪鬼, Gōki), is a Japanese martial artist who has mastered the dark powers of the Satsui no Hado, seeking to increase his own strength and defeat the most powerful opponents in the world. Hailing from Capcom's Street Fighter series, Akuma makes a special guest appearance in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. In the story, Kazumi saves his life when he suffers an unknown critical injury. Shortly thereafter, Kazumi asks him to find and kill Heihachi and Kazuya. Akuma agrees, claiming that this will settle the debt that he owes her. Akuma retains many of his abilities from the Street Fighter games, such as his Gohadoken, Shakunetsu Hadoken (later renamed Sekia Goshoha as of Street Fighter V), Goshoryuken (Messatsu Goshoryu as a counter move), Tatsumaki Zankukyaku, Zanku Hadoken (both Messatsu Gosenpu and Tenma Gozanku as EX variant of two respective normal special moves), Hyakkishu, and Ashura Senku, along with Messatsu Gohado as his Super Move (renamed “Super Art” since Street Fighter III) and Shin Shun Goku Satsu as his Rage Art. Akuma is the first character to possess an exclusive game mechanic in the form of the EX/Super meter and Focus Attack from Street Fighter IV, which replaces his Rage Drive. This meter mechanic was also given to Eliza from Tekken Revolution following her introduction to the game. He is the only guest character in the story mode of Tekken 7.

Prior to Akuma's inclusion, Morrigan Aensland from Capcom's Darkstalkers series was also considered for Tekken 7, but was cut due to animation-related difficulties.

Geese Howard

  • Nationality : American
  • Fighting style : Ancient Martial Arts (古武術, Kobujutsu)
  • Voiced by : Richard Epcar (dialogue), Kong Kuwata (special move dialogues)

Geese Howard (ギース・ハワード, Gīsu Hawādo) is an American martial artist who serves as the reigning crime boss of the city of South Town. Originating in SNK's fighting game series Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting and The King of Fighters, he appears as the second guest character to be included in Tekken 7 and the second downloadable fighter for the console and PC versions after Eliza. In the trailer for his addition to the cast, Geese's disembodied voice calls out to a meditating Heihachi Mishima, taunting him with the suggestion that he surrender his plan of worldwide conquest before Geese, due to the world being too big for the old Mishima to control and presumably predicting his death at the hands of his son and now G Corporation CEO, Kazuya.

In a similar vein to the fellow guest character Akuma, whose gameplay uniquely incorporates its own version of Street Fighter IV's Focus Attack and EX/Super meter mechanics, Geese's gameplay mechanics derive from his appearance in The King of Fighters XIV, utilizing his own unique MAX Mode to access specific EX moves and being able to cancel normal and command moves into this state. Like Akuma, Geese does not possess a Rage Drive, but similar to how the former can expend his Super meter to perform the Messatsu Gou Hadou, Geese has access to two Super Moves ("Climax Arts" in KoF XIV), which are Raging Storm and Raigou Reppuken. Geese is also the only character to have two Rage Arts, his first being Rashōmon, now initiated with a regular attack instead of a counter-throw, and the second his infamous 10-button combination input super, Deadly Rave. Prior to the Season 2 update, he was the only character to have a wall-bounce mechanic. His Rashomon attack from Tekken 7 is eventually being applied in The King of Fighters XV.

Gon

Gon (Japanese: ゴン) is a diminutive dinosaur who is the eponymous title character of the manga series and media franchise. He makes a one-time playable guest appearance in the PlayStation version of Tekken 3.

Due to his guest character status, Gon never returns in subsequent Tekken games.

Negan Smith

  • Nationality : American
  • Voiced by : Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Negan Smith, better known as Negan (ニーガン・スミス, Negan Sumisu), is a fictional character from the Image Comics' comic book series The Walking Dead. He is the leader of the Saviors, a group of roughly 1,000 survivors in the Sanctuary that enslaves other survivor communities, and forces them to pay tribute to him. He fights using "Lucille", a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, named after his late wife.

Negan is the fourth guest character to appear in Tekken 7, and was added as part of the second season of downloadable content. Negan is also the second guest character to originate from a comic after Gon in Tekken 3, and the first guest character who was not created by a Japanese publisher. He is modeled after and voiced by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who portrays the character on the television series. For an unknown reason, he was not included in Round 2 arcade port of Fated Retribution.

Noctis Lucis Caelum

  • Voiced by : Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Noctis Lucis Caelum (ノクティス・ルシス・チェラム, Nokutisu Rushisu Cheramu), Noct (ノクト, Nokuto) for short, the prince of the kingdom of Lucis and the main protagonist of Square Enix's role-playing game Final Fantasy XV. He appears as the third guest character in Tekken 7. In the trailer for his appearance in the game, he is one of Lars' acquaintances, and the two enjoy time fishing together. In Tekken 7, Rather than being voiced by English cast, such as Noctis’ English voice actor Ray Chase, he and the rest of Final Fantasy cast being voice in Japanese instead.

Noctis' gameplay is slightly different amongst both the regular and guest fighters of Tekken 7. He is a standard Tekken-style character who can also utilize the meter-style characters' (Akuma, Eliza, Geese) jump-in attacks. His main power is to summon a variety of different weapons during battle, while utilize some magic attacks and artillery.

Fellow Final Fantasy XV characters Ignis Scientia, Gladio Amicitia, Prompto Argentum, Cindy Aurum, Cid Sophiar and a Chocobo make non-playable cameo appearances on Noctis' home stage, the Hammerhead gas station.

Secondary characters

The following lists the secondary characters that appear in the series. While they do not participate in the tournament or even are not fighters in any way, they still influence the story, particularly in its characters.

Dr. Abel

Dr. Abel (ドクトル・アベル, Dokutoru Aberu) is a mad scientist who works for Mishima Zaibatsu alongside his rival, Dr. Bosconovitch. He revives the deceased Bryan Fury by reanimating him into a cyborg. Abel sent Bryan to Tournament 3 to collect mechanical data from Bosconovitch for his plans to build a cyborg army. After the second tournament, Abel abandoned Bryan and attempted to kill a would be G Corporation's scientist Jane with his satellite death ray, seeing her as a potential threat to his evil plan. However, a Jack-2 whom Jane met shielded her from his attacks, thus destroying him instead. When Jane break into the Mishima Zaibatsu's labs and revives her Jack-2 into Gun Jack, Abel attempt kill both of them twice, but Jane was able to implemented an energy shield on Gun Jack, thereby saving their lives. Later, Bryan was in a state of despair when his life was expiring after Dr. Abel left him died. Between Tekken 2 and Tekken 3 Abel was also involved on experimenting children into child soldiers using Devil Gene research under Heihachi's orders, with a British boxer Steve Fox is one of the surviving children whose deaths had been faked and hiding from Heihachi's watch for years thanks to the former Zaibatsu researcher Emma Kliesen, Leo Kliesen's now late-mother. At the end of Tournament 4, Bryan found Abel and punched him across the room, killing him instantly, shortly before Yoshimitsu brought a dying Bryan to Doctor Bosconovitch. As Abel's death-ray is now belonged to Mishima Zaibatsu, during his time working with Heihachi, it is last used by Heihachi to record Kazuya's battle in his devil form against Akuma at G Corporation Tower worldwide, then use it to kill them. However, both Kazuya and Akuma survived the blast, whereas Kazuya uses his Devil Blaster to destroy Abel's satellite and makes the public to forget his demonic existence, until Heihachi have no choice to secretly entrust the truth to Lars and Lee through letting the journalist they hired interview with him about how Mishima feud first started.

Hawk, Falcon, and Owl

Hawk, Falcon and Owl are codenames assigned for the highest-ranking members of the Tekken Force. They appear as enemies in the Tekken Force mini-game in Tekken 3. In Tekken 3 you can play it with a cheat.

Kliesen Family

The Kliesen family is a German family group of Devil Gene investigation experts which Leo hailed from.

  • Emma Kliesen (エマ・クリーゼン, Ema Kurīzen) was the mother of Leo and wife of Niklas. She worked as an executive of G Corporation. Niklas disappeared when Leo was still a child. Sometimes between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6, Emma was executed by under orders of her new superior, Kazuya Mishima, thus sparking Leo's quest to take revenge against Kazuya. In both Leo and Steve Fox's endings in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, it is revealed that Emma once worked for Mishima Zaibatsu twenty years ago and that she was the supervisor of the "Hybrid Gene" program conducted by Heihachi Mishima, which consisted of injecting subjects who could withstand the fatal impact of the Devil Gene. One of the subjects, Steve Fox, then known as NT01, was taken in by Emma, who reported his disappearance as death. After briefly taking care of him, Emma left Steve to be adopted in England. Tekken 8 ultimately reveals that Emma was spared from Kazuya to complete his Devil Gene research, when her former G Corporation higher ups betrayed him and ends up being killed by him in retaliation. Once she completed Kazuya's work, Emma was no longer of his use and being executed. She is voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, the current mainline game voice actress of Nina Williams.
  • Niklas Kliesen (ニクラス・クリーゼン, Nikurasu Kurīzen) is the father of Leo and husband of Emma. A famous archeologist who also taught Leo his fighting style. He was mentioned in previous installment. He disappeared when Leo was still a child, in order to get away from Mishima Zaibatsu, when Heihachi was a leader from capture him and use his investigation skill for their Devil Gene project. After learning Kazuya Mishima executed Emma, Niklas was too late to save her. After Leo grow up as of Tekken 6, Niklas gives his child few clues of Emma's past involvements on the Devil Gene and ultimately led to their reunion by the time of Tekken 8. During the eighth tournament, he and Leo gains alliance from Yggdrasil through Lee Chaolan, to ensure Jin Kazama's victory against Kazuya, while Niklas remains on a sideline to provide most mission briefings to countermeasure against a villainous Devil Gene carrier like Kazuya. He is voiced by Tom Solo.

Jack-4

Jack-4 (introduced in Tekken 5) is an upgrade of Gun Jack, created by G Corporation and the only one in the Jack series that is non-playable. Like P. Jack, this model has a separate personality. Unlike other models in the Jack series, this one is mass-produced to serve as the foot soldiers of the G Corporation. While these never participate in any tournament, they are sent by G Corporation's Nebraska branch to kill Kazuya Mishima after they no longer need him, and the subsequent battle in Hon-Maru almost results in the death of Heihachi Mishima. However Heihachi survived and blasted far away from Hon-Maru, until he recovered from a comatose for days when the fifth tournament was announced. These specific models have a self-destruct device embedded in them, indicated when one of them peels away its face to reveal a countdown. They also appear as enemies in the Scenario Campaign mode in Tekken 6 and a Tekken 5 flashback chapter of Tekken 7.

Jane

Voiced by: Eri Sendai (Tekken: The Motion Picture (Japanese)), Erin Fitzgerald (TK6), Kira Buckland (TK8), Jessica Schwartz (Tekken: The Motion Picture (English))

Jane (ジェーン, Jēn) is a scientist working for G Corporation. As a child, she was orphaned in the war zone and was left in the care of Jack-2, who defied his orders to raise her. However, he was eventually destroyed by an explosion, and Jane, then a scientist, determined to rebuild her friend. Nineteen years later, she developed Gun Jack (also known as Jack-3) and sent him to the third tournament to retrieve Jack-2's memories. The two managed to break the Mishima Zaibatsu's labs, but were attacked by Dr. Abel, who destroyed Gun Jack when he attempted to protect Jane. Two years later, Jane helped the construction of hundreds of Jack-4 robots with the intention of assassinating Kazuya Mishima, which she did not involved and spared by Kazuya for his use. Subsequently, she developed an upgrade to Jack-4 called Jack-5, whom she sent to participate in the fifth tournament for testing. At the end of the tournament, Jane managed to retrieve the fight data to complete the model. However, when she heard that the Mishima Zaibatsu was building NANCY-MI847J, a complex robot designed for warfare, she built an upgraded Jack model, Jack-6, to counter the robot.

Starting from seventh tournament, Jane later led a development team to create next Jack upgrade models, with one of the previous Jacks which were used in the last tournaments has been mass produced and used for warfare during the recent tournaments. Another research team within the company created a bio-enhanced super human, Gigas, whom some saw as more than capable of replacing the Jack series as G Corporation's premier weapon. Both teams decided to enter their weapons in the seventh tournament to determine which one is the best. Although Jane's Jack project proves to be successful and proceeds continue building the next Jack models.

The Journalist

The Journalist (real name unknown) is the narrator of the Tekken 7 story mode. Having lost his family and home in the war between Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation, he seeks to uncover the truth behind the Mishima Clan during the events of the seventh King of Iron Fist Tournament.

Amidst his investigation, he is recruited by Lee Chaolan to join Lars Alexandersson' rebel squad, Yggdrasil, where he encounters Jin Kazama. His great hatred towards Jin, who has started the global war, makes him briefly consider killing Jin, but he agrees to let him live on the request of Lars, as Lars believes that Jin is the key to stopping Kazuya.

After witnessing Kazuya and Akuma's battle and the subsequent destruction and shift of public opinion that begins to favor G Corp again, the journalist successfully secures an interview with Heihachi. After Heihachi finally reveals to him about the dark secrets of the Mishima Family, his murder of his wife, Kazumi, and the origin of the Devil Gene, he is escorted out by Tekken Force members and reunites with Lars and the Yggdrasil, later witnessing the final battle between Heihachi and Kazuya at the volcanic pit.

The journalist is last seen typing about the confrontation between both father and son, with hopes that the information he acquired will be able to reveal the truth, though at a more peaceful time instead.

Legendary Capoeira Master

The Legendary Capoeira Master is the grandfather of Christie Monteiro and the mentor of Eddy Gordo. Before the events of Tekken 3, Eddy willingly imprisoned himself after he was framed by Kazuya for the murder of his parents, where he shared his cell with the Master. He taught Eddy the art of Capoeira during their incarceration. After Eddy was released, the Legendary Capoeira Master (who still had to serve two more years in prison) left a message for him to meet and teach his granddaughter, Christie, Capoeira. He was eventually released two years later, but had become a frail old man. When taken to medical exam, the doctor told Christie and Eddy that he was suffering from a normally incurable sickness that gave him only six months of life expectancy, but also told that a cure could be found with the technology of Mishima Zaibatsu. Thus, his cure became Christie and Eddy's primary reasons for entering the fifth tournament. At the end, neither Christie nor Eddy were able to win, and Eddy, in desperation, took his master to Japan while he joined the Mishima Zaibatsu's ranks with the promise from its leader, Jin Kazama, that he would help him curing his master. Although Jin really did keep Eddy's promise, it turns out not even Mishima Zaibatsu's technology can save the Legendary Capoeira Master, thus without any other option to let the old master dies at the end of the tournament for Eddy and Christie to move on their life, with Eddy angrily leaving his ranks after his many efforts ended all for nothing, now solely remain targeting Kazuya.

Mr. Kazama

The father of Asuka Kazama and a relative to Jun Kazama (a.k.a. Mr. Kazama) is a martial art master who practices Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts which he teaches at his family's dojo located near Osaka. He also taught this martial art to his daughter, Asuka, who is an assistant teacher at his dojo. He is a relative of Jun Kazama, although to what extent their relationship goes is unknown. Before the events of Tekken 5, the arrogant God Fist Kung-Fu prodigy, Feng Wei, traveled through Japan to find the God Fist scroll, destroying many dojo along the way. The Kazama's dojo was one of his targets, as Feng easily defeated Asuka's father and his students, before destroying their dojo, causing him to be incapitated. This incident not caused Asuka to participate in the fifth tournament to take revenge on Feng, but also the dojo starting to loose its student and struggle to secure its finance, until Lili de Rochefort came in and bought the it, in exchange to become his student, to his pleasure, but dismay Asuka between Tekken 7 and Tekken 8.

While he is unseen in the main video game series, he does make an appearance in the non-canonical Tekken Comic, set during the events of Tekken 6.

Richard Williams

Richard Williams (リチャード・ウィリアムズ, Richādo Wiriamuzu) is a former assassin, the father of Nina and Anna Williams and the maternal grandfather of Steve Fox. He taught his children various assassination martial arts. Richard died sometime after the events of the first Tekken, which further strengthened the rivalry between his children, even after he left his final wish that the two would reconcile. His cause of death is unknown, although in the non-canon OVA Tekken: The Motion Picture, Nina accused Anna of being responsible for his death. In the spin-off Death by Degrees (also non-canon), Richard had died when the sisters were still young and that he was killed when he was trying to protect his children.

Shin Kamiya

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), David Vincent (English)

Shin Kamiya (神谷 真, Kamiya Shin) is a character specifically created for the CGI film Tekken: Blood Vengeance, which is an alternate retelling of the events between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. He was a student of the Mishima Polytechnic High School, where he was a friend of Jin Kazama. During the start of the film, he has moved out to the Kyoto International High School and is apparently very sought after by both Jin and Kazuya Mishima. Ling Xiaoyu, who is sent by Anna Williams to temporarily attend that school to find Shin, first meets him just as he is about to commit suicide by jumping from the roof, which is ultimately a futile attempt. As Xiaoyu and Alisa Bosconovitch (sent by Nina Williams) delve further, it is revealed that Shin, along with his entire class had been experimented by Heihachi Mishima (thought to be dead at that time) with the Devil Gene to test immortality. Shin is the only survivor and he has since been given immortality, which he despises, thus explaining his temptation to take his own life. Shin is eventually kidnapped, which causes Xiaoyu and Alisa to work together to find him, only to find out that he had purposefully lured Heihachi to himself, wanting to take revenge against him for having ruined his life. Shin attempts to punch Heihachi, but he easily braces against it as he breaks Shin's spine, killing him.

Shin was one of the proposed character concepts as a playable character in Tekken Revolution. The developer found it difficult to make him as a playable character due to his lack of knowledge in martial arts and the fact that he died in the film he appeared in, although there was an idea to make him an immortal character. In the character poll, Shin ranked third, above the Zombie Bride and below Eliza and Sexy Tekken Force Member.

Tougou

Voiced by: Hozumi Gōda

Tougou (東郷, Tōgō) is Lars Alexandersson's friend and fellow member of the Tekken Force of Mishima Zaibatsu. When Lars rebels against the force, Tougou follows suit, and he becomes Lars and Alisa Bosconovitch's source of information during their travel throughout the world in attempt to avoid the Mishima Zaibatsu's manhunt. However, during their raid of G Corporation headquarters (in which Tougou also participates), he is killed by the company's forces, causing Lars to swear to take revenge against the enemies for his death.

While he is not a playable character in any of the games, his cybernetic sword is available as an item move for Lars in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Tougou was one of the character concepts considered in a poll for a new character to be added in Tekken Revolution. He would have used a style similar to Lars, but with the added abilities to use his sword and to call for air strikes via radio.

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