His nationality and fighting style are unspecified. He has short blonde hair, wears a jacket with lightly shredded jeans. Revenant is a non-playable boss. 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. Bo "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. Tiger Miyagi is a kung-fu fighter from an unspecified part of Asia.
His first outfit has him with plaited long black hair, while his second outfit gives him very short hair. Yue is a female Asian fighter who practices generic martial arts. She heavily resembles Pai Chan. The following lists the non-playable characters NPC 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. The father of Asuka 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. The Kazama's dojo was one of his targets, as Feng easily defeated Asuka's father and his students, before destroying their dojo. This incident caused Asuka to participate in the fifth tournament to take revenge on Feng. 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.
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 tournament, Abel abandoned Bryan and attempted to kill the G Corporation's scientist Jane when she tried to break into the Mishima Zaibatsu's labs. However, Gun Jack shielded her from his attacks, thus destroying him instead. Later, Bryan was in a state of despair when his life was expiring. At the end of Tournament 4, Bryan found Abel and punched him across the room.
It is unknown whether he survives the attack or not. She worked as an executive of G Corporation. Her husband disappeared when Leo was still a child. Some time before the events of Tekken 6 , Emma was murdered by an unknown assailant presumably sent by her 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, 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.
Hawk, Falcon and Owl are codenames assigned for the lowest ranking members of the Tekken Force. In Tekken 3 you can play it with a cheat. 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 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. Jane later led a development team to create another upgraded model, Jack 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.
The Journalist is the narrator of the Tekken 7 story mode. An unnamed journalist, who lost his family and home during the war between Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation researches the Mishima Clan during the events of King of Iron Fist Tournament 7. He is currently living in a small hotel afterwards, with some of his acquaintances manage to find the darker secrets within G Corp's schematics without being spotted by their watch.
He is later recruited by Lee Chaolan to join Lars Alexandersson' rebel squad, with the journalist's help, they will find out the answers behind this endless war. He harbors hatred towards Jin Kazama, who had started the global war.
The Journalist was even prepared to kill Jin, but agreed to let him live on the request of Lars, so he could stop the war for some good reason. On the next day, he, Lars, Lee and Alisa Bosconovitch are watching Kazuya's devil form being broadcast live while fighting Akuma at G Corporation's Rooftop by Heihachi, shortly before Heihachi recently activate Doctor Abel's death ray on the said building Kazuya and Akuma fought, presumably kills them, with the public began to turn down their trust towards G Corp, but unaware that Kazuya and Akuma survived the blast.
After Kazuya destroys Doctor Abel's death ray, with the public regain their trust towards G Corp and redeeming the Zaibatsu as the villain once again, he seeks to interview with Heihachi, and is scheduled to meet him at the secret location on the small hut, as Heihachi finally reveals to the journalist about the dark secrets of the Mishima Family and how he killed his wife, Kazumi, especially the origin of the Devil Gene, which Kazuya, and even Jin inherited from her.
After the interview, he was taken away by two of his Tekken Force to get him out of the hut and being picked up by Lars soon after. He remains with Lars, Alisa and Lee at another branch of Violet Systems to watch the final battle between Heihachi and his son, Kazuya Mishima at the volcanic pit. The journalist is last seen typing about the confrontation between both a father and a son before he turns off the lantern once he's done typing his report to end the Story Mode and the credits will roll.
He hopes that the information will be able to reveal the truth, though at a more peaceful time instead. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. Unused characters refer to characters who were once planned to appear in the series as playable fighters, but never made it past the conceptual stages.
An average old man who was not a martial artist, and mentioned as weak. The concept surfaced early within the series, and he may have been reworked into Wang Jinrei. A female version of Paul Phoenix , who was described as a "very cute girl".
The concept was thrown out due to it not making any logical sense. She was proposed for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 , but was discarded in fears that she would overshadow the somewhat-unpopular Ganryu. A character sketch was completed several years ago, and the result was of a "cute anime girl", like those found in The Idolmaster.
During development of Tekken 3 , a game bug caused the joints of a character to move backwards, making the character model deformed and appear like a mutated praying mantis. It inspired the team to make a giant praying mantis creature as a fighter, but by then it was too late to start work on him. Unused data within the Tekken 3 arcade machine shows evidence of him being planned for the game.
A female Tekken Force member described as "gorgeous" and "sexy". The original concept was proposed for Tekken 5 , but her costume was too revealing the armor being very bikini-like and the concept was scrapped for fears the rating would increase. The concept resurfaced for Tekken 6 , but again went unused.
A salmon out of water. Originally planned for Tekken 3 , punch buttons would cause the Salmon to flop around, and the kick buttons would make it release eggs. Like the praying mantis, leftover data can be found within the Tekken 3 game files.
Hacking the game also allows you to play as "Syake", but it is simply Yoshimitsu with Jin Kazama's moves. Taekwondo Girl was a female Taekwondo fighter who bore a resemblance to Hwoarang, and was scheduled to appear in Tekken Mobile in a new update.
However, due to the game being cancelled, she remains an unused character. Fans gave her the name Shuwawei , but is not an official name. Wild Card is an irregular character appearing only in the arcade version of Tekken. It is essentially the game's "random select" that picks out different fighters by random to display for the game's demo attraction , but hacking the game reveals it is a standalone character.
A zombie bride in a wedding dress. The idea first came up around Tekken 3 as the first zombie in a fighting game. The idea resurfaced again for Tekken 6 , as the sister of Miguel , who was killed in an air strike and came back to life. Since the fighting style for a zombie was considered too difficult to create, the idea was scrapped. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. Main article: Anna Williams Tekken.
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Main article: Negan. Main article: Noctis Lucis Caelum. Salmon; pronounced Sha-kay was a removed character that was originally supposed to make his appearance as the middle boss in Tekken 3. Within the arcade version, there are still remnants of the character left over and when hacked to be played as, he uses Yoshimitsu's body and Jin Kazama's moves.
Katsuhiro Harada revealed the following in a forum post on August 1st, This was a pretty cool addition to the game but remember, it is only accessible after you finish the game with all of the characters. Speaking of the characters, this game has plenty. One thing that has always been cool about this series is that the characters all have their own unique style, look and personalities. Let's just say that this is truer than ever. The game has a great mix of your old favorites like Yoshimitsu who looks bad-ass , Paul, King and Nina Williams.
Some of the new characters include Eddy Gordo, the reggae, break dancing fighter and Ling Xiaoyu, a hyperactive martial artist. As with the previous versions of the game, if you play through to the end with one character, you will unlock a new character. This is not particularly hard to do and it is very rewarding when you unlock the new fighters. Strangely, Jack is now only available after being unlocked.
He was always one of my favorites. This game follows the traditional Tekken move layout. That means that if you have played the other games, you should feel right at home behind the controller. Of course there are plenty of new moves to learn but your old favorites are also still here. One of the things that has always made these games good is that they don't rely on a combo system for cool moves. I hate combos because developers tend to try and one-up the last effort and the whole combo thing has gotten way out of hand.
T3 follows the same formula that has made the series so successful. For some reason, it does feel like some of the special moves are a little bit tougher to execute than in the past and if you don't perform them just right, you won't pull it off.
I guess this makes things a little more challenging but it may frustrate first timers a little. The best thing about this game has to be the speed at which the game plays. Every move seems to fly directly from your fingers into the mind of your character and he or she obeys instantaneously. There is little or no lag between the time you make the move and the time that it is actually executed. If you don't have this going, you may as well pack it in because today's gamer wants that split second reaction time and split second is what you will get with this game.
Wow, wow, and more wow. Talk about fluid and beautiful graphics. Before this game was released, there was talk about an add-on pack or something so it would be able to handle the graphics of the arcade game.
Well, the developers have managed to give you arcade quality graphics with no add-on required. Sure, you lose a little in the backgrounds but the characters don't look nearly as blocky as they did in the past and their movements are all fluid and natural. It was amazing to just sit back and watch someone else play the game. The characters all reacted realistically. For example, when you hit someone in the side, they hunched over like they were hit in the side.
This made the game very realistic looking. This is a beautiful game that every fighting fan should own. If you do not have any of the other games in the series, your time has come. After the first fight you will see how much time was spent on the details of making the characters look and react as realistic as possible. The two new modes were average at best but considering they are basically throw-ins, you can't really complain. All in all, this is a great game that you will play for hours and hours.
When the two previous installments of the Tekken series hit the PlayStation, they had one thing in common: Both were improved over the arcade version. Still, we had our doubts over whether Tekken 3 would make an equally stunning home translation. From what we have seen so far admittedly, only screen shots , the game looks nearly arcade perfect.
Tekken 3's story starts where Tekken 2 left off--at the final battle with Kazuya and Devil. Walls can either be your best friend Following series tradition, the arcade version of Tekken 4 featured several time release characters, which kept the game fresh for many months after the original release. The later home version of Tekken 4 on the PS2 was a solid package. In addition to the staple console modes, it also included a new take on Tekken Force Mode introduced in the home version of Tekken 3.
The new Tekken Force features an updated over-the-shoulder camera view, and a much greater challenge! Mowing down hordes of bad guys using your favorite Tekken fighter and ALL of their moves is practically timeless. The graphics also translated nearly perfectly from arcade to PS2, making it one of the best-looking console fighting games to date.
The home version still ran at a smooth 60 fps with minimal slowdown. Tekken 4' s awesome CGI introduction was also extended on the PS2 version, setting a really cool and now memorable "mood" for the game. The PS2 version also packed console-exclusive character endings, which used the in-game character models instead of FMV graphics ala Tekken 3.
The prequel's character endings were a bit better if you ask me, but there are several memorable endings in Tekken 4 as well Final Words : Say what you will about Tekken In terms of story presentation, character design, rendering quality check out the art galleries below , and gameplay evolution Tekken 4 made a big statement in the fighting genre at the time. Very few fighting games of the era and years after could live up to the artistry, depth, and polish of Tekken 4.
While the game's "hype factor" didn't quite live up to the epicness and fun that was Tekken Tag Tournament , Tekken 4 was an earnest attempt at returning the series to its 1-VS-1 roots.
I think most Tekken fans have a special place in their heart for good old T4. Even though some fans seemingly preferred the prequels, Tekken 4 was still a hugely successful arcade and PS2 title Overlooking the issues found in high level play, Tekken 4 was fun on its own The console-exclusive Tekken Force mode, endings, arcade-to-console quality, and presentation made Tekken 4 one of the best PS2 fighting games of the era.The Tekken 6 released to consoles was actually a Tekken 6 expansion called Bloodline Rebellion. It came with a weird beat-em-up side scroller game that, for some weird reason, was at the top of the main menu. This lead to casual players thinking that it was the main focus of the game, and because it kinda sucked the game got a bad rep.