History YMMV / Tekken

2nd Feb '18 5:28:39 PM nombretomado
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** King. Aside from invoking the ProfessionalWrestling RuleOfCool deal, the fact that he got major crossover appearances through ''NamcoXCapcom'' and ''StreetFighterXTekken'' (being one of the first 5 Tekken characters announced). Not to mention him being one of [[NiceGuy the nicest characters in the game]] [[GoodIsNotSoft while not being afraid to kick ass when necessary]] is a breath of fresh air in the midst of tons of morally questionable characters filling in the CrapsackWorld the game takes place in.

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** King. Aside from invoking the ProfessionalWrestling RuleOfCool deal, the fact that he got major crossover appearances through ''NamcoXCapcom'' ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''StreetFighterXTekken'' (being one of the first 5 Tekken characters announced). Not to mention him being one of [[NiceGuy the nicest characters in the game]] [[GoodIsNotSoft while not being afraid to kick ass when necessary]] is a breath of fresh air in the midst of tons of morally questionable characters filling in the CrapsackWorld the game takes place in.
1st Feb '18 10:18:13 AM NubianSatyress
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** Has Jin become and AntiHero or ''AntiVillain''? He doesn't show a drop of sympathy for killing Jinpachi, who was the WhiteSheep of the family. He also shows no remorse for the world war he started [[ForTheGreaterGood feeling that the ends justified the means]], but still largely failed to achieve those ends. Jin also plans to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath die as penance]], but when Miguel finally catches up with him and threatens to kill him for what he's done, even ''he'' feels that death would be letting Jin off too easy. Oh, but let's not forget the evil acts Jin committed which had ''nothing'' to do with his "greater good", such as forcing Lars to kill a girl he clearly cared for, not just ignoring but ''mocking'' the pain it causes both of them. One wonders if [[RevengeBeforeReason he cares about anything but revenge]] and ridding the world of his curse, especially since prior to ''Tekken 6'' Jin still held [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother Jun in high esteem]] and once took a personal risk to warn [[MoralityPet Xiaoyu]] about Heihachi, but nowadays regularly betrays his mother's ideals and has flat out ignored Xiaoyu. Some people believe the Devil Gene was taking him over at that point, but there's nothing to prove that.

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** Has Jin become and an AntiHero or ''AntiVillain''? He doesn't show a drop of sympathy for killing Jinpachi, who was the WhiteSheep of the family. He also shows no remorse for the world war he started [[ForTheGreaterGood feeling that the ends justified the means]], but still largely failed to achieve those ends. Jin also plans to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath die as penance]], but when Miguel finally catches up with him and threatens to kill him for what he's done, even ''he'' feels that death would be letting Jin off too easy. Oh, but let's not forget the evil acts Jin committed which had ''nothing'' to do with his "greater good", such as forcing Lars to kill a girl he clearly cared for, not just ignoring but ''mocking'' the pain it causes both of them. One wonders if [[RevengeBeforeReason he cares about anything but revenge]] and ridding the world of his curse, especially since prior to ''Tekken 6'' Jin still held [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother Jun in high esteem]] and once took a personal risk to warn [[MoralityPet Xiaoyu]] about Heihachi, but nowadays regularly betrays his mother's ideals and has flat out ignored Xiaoyu. Some people believe the Devil Gene was taking him over at that point, but there's nothing to prove that.
1st Feb '18 10:17:25 AM NubianSatyress
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** Speaking of the Mishima clan... Jin seems cold and callous even by antihero standards. He doesn't show a drop of sympathy for Jinpachi, nor a shred of remorse for killing him, [[NotSoDifferent despite how similar their situations were]], and knowing full well that this man, who he was named after, [[WhiteSheep is the only good Mishima in the family]]. Likewise, he shows no great deal of remorse for the world war he started.(albeit one that was necessary to destroy Azazel, and thus, the Devil Gene [[spoiler:even though the latter attempt ended up failing.]] Not even when confronted with the grieving brother of one his ''numerous'' victims or forcing Lars to kill a girl he clearly cared for does he show a drop of remorse, and even mocks both of them. One wonders if he cares about anything but getting rid of his curse, with the exception of [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother, Jun]], and [[MoralityPet Xiaoyu]]. Some people suspected the Devil Gene was taking him over at that point, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

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** Speaking of the Mishima clan... Has Jin seems cold become and callous even by antihero standards. AntiHero or ''AntiVillain''? He doesn't show a drop of sympathy for killing Jinpachi, nor a shred of remorse for killing him, [[NotSoDifferent despite how similar their situations were]], and knowing full well that this man, who he was named after, [[WhiteSheep is the only good Mishima in WhiteSheep of the family]]. Likewise, he family. He also shows no great deal of remorse for the world war he started.(albeit one started [[ForTheGreaterGood feeling that was necessary the ends justified the means]], but still largely failed to destroy Azazel, achieve those ends. Jin also plans to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath die as penance]], but when Miguel finally catches up with him and thus, the Devil Gene [[spoiler:even though the latter attempt ended up failing.]] Not threatens to kill him for what he's done, even when confronted ''he'' feels that death would be letting Jin off too easy. Oh, but let's not forget the evil acts Jin committed which had ''nothing'' to do with the grieving brother of one his ''numerous'' victims or "greater good", such as forcing Lars to kill a girl he clearly cared for does he show a drop of remorse, and even mocks for, not just ignoring but ''mocking'' the pain it causes both of them. One wonders if [[RevengeBeforeReason he cares about anything but getting rid revenge]] and ridding the world of his curse, with the exception of especially since prior to ''Tekken 6'' Jin still held [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother, Jun]], mother Jun in high esteem]] and once took a personal risk to warn [[MoralityPet Xiaoyu]]. Xiaoyu]] about Heihachi, but nowadays regularly betrays his mother's ideals and has flat out ignored Xiaoyu. Some people suspected believe the Devil Gene was taking him over at that point, but it doesn't seem there's nothing to be the case.prove that.
1st Feb '18 9:58:20 AM DukeNukem4ever
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whacky and out-of-place the new characters are, with many of them being clearly {{anime}}-influenced, and that they didn't fit in game which was supposed to be game about fighters using relatively realistic martial art styles. It reached a boiling point with Lucky Chloe, a [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} kawaii]] pop idol girl who speaks in GratuitousEnglish and fights using [[DanceBattler dance moves]], making her quite possibly the most hated character [[AmericansHateTingle for western audiences]]. However, these kinds of whacky characters have been present since the beginning -- Yoshimitsu was a cyborg ninja that seemed a little out of place amid a roster of martial artists. Not to mention [[BearsAreBadNews Kuma]], [[MechaMooks Jack bots]], and [[BoxingKangaroo Roger]] were in the first two games as well. And the anime influence? Been there since ''3'', with Xiaoyu's anime-style ending and her character hitting most of GenkiGirl cliches found in anime.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Kazuya's relationship with Jun Kazama can be seen as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments ray of cuteness]], or something a bit more nefarious, depending on the interpretation of his tactics in seducing her. Given Scenario Campaign in ''6'', it would appear that he holds a soft spot for Jun, or at least views her neutrally, seeing as he describes her as fearless and mysterious.
** Speaking of which, where does Jun fit in now that [[spoiler:she's Unknown?]] Or Unknown for that matter?
** Some fans believe Angel to be nothing more than a mask for Devil based on their ''Tekken 2'' story, but it hasn't been confirmed.
** What is Lee's exact position on the morality table? He's never been seen to make a formal HeelFaceTurn and his endings show him to be a bit of a jerk, but he is one of the most helpful characters in ''6''[='s=] storyline. Most would peg him as a neutral entity. He's generally decent nowadays (with quite a few PetTheDog moments in both ''6'' and ''Blood Vengeance'') and really only has it in for the Mishimas (adoptive half-brother Lars notwithstanding). At the end of ''7'', it looks like [[spoiler:he's on Jin's side, already securing him from Mishima Zaibatsu's grasp, helping Lars and Alisa, aiding the Zaibatsu deserters]], which may make him look like he did the formal HeelFaceTurn already, but perhaps there are still some ulterior motives hidden beneath those...
** Kazuya and Heihachi are... [[EvilVsEvil still not clear on who's worse]]. On one hand, Heihachi can have some PetTheDog moments (especially where [[MoralityPet Kuma]] is involved), but in the end, he's still a greedy bastard who's more cunning in manipulating things to be steered to his likings, and still responsible for everything in this mess. Kazuya bounces back between merely a victim of what Heihachi was planning, thus making him so messed up, but then his atrocities from ''Tekken 2'' on are far more open and shown to be worse than what Heihachi did: either he's just that bad, or [[AtLeastIAdmitIt he's just more proud to admit the crimes rather than hiding behind a facade]].
** Speaking of the Mishima clan... Jin seems cold and callous even by antihero standards. He doesn't show a drop of sympathy for Jinpachi, nor a shred of remorse for killing him, [[NotSoDifferent despite how similar their situations were]], and knowing full well that this man, who he was named after, [[WhiteSheep is the only good Mishima in the family]]. Likewise, he shows no great deal of remorse for the world war he started.(albeit one that was necessary to destroy Azazel, and thus, the Devil Gene [[spoiler:even though the latter attempt ended up failing.]] Not even when confronted with the grieving brother of one his ''numerous'' victims or forcing Lars to kill a girl he clearly cared for does he show a drop of remorse, and even mocks both of them. One wonders if he cares about anything but getting rid of his curse, with the exception of [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother, Jun]], and [[MoralityPet Xiaoyu]]. Some people suspected the Devil Gene was taking him over at that point, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
* AmericansHateTingle: Bask in the glory of the pure unbridled ''rage'' of western ''Tekken'' fans that was unleashed upon the announcement of hyperactive, cat-obssessed ''moe'' combatant Lucky Chloe. The utter hatred of her had such an impact that they actually '''[[AscendedMeme made it canon]]'''. While her [[BitchInSheepsClothing true personality]] may have made her more fun for a character rather than a generic {{Moe}} idol, it was rendered not helping her case because in her Character Story, she proceeded to humiliate the hell out of Eddy Gordo, distracting him from his own quest for vengeance and dragging him into her idol shenanigans and considering her to be the ultimate disrespect towards Eddy's character arc, which is considered interesting by many Western fans. The best thing that the Western fans can come up with about her is just how she's preferable than the new reporter/narrator in the story mode - and that she plays pretty good.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Both Katsuhiro Harada, and both over the paid DLC situation of recent ''Tekken'' titles.
** Due to the outcry over the ''Street Fighter X Tekken'' DLC, he announced all the post-release content for ''Tag Tournament 2'' would be free and only the Tekken Tunes mode would have paid add-ons, which were strictly optional.
** With ''Tekken 7: Fated Retribution's'' console release, Harada stated that ''classic'' Tekken characters, ''if ''they return one day, would not be paid DLC, with the two additional guest characters, plus some optional bonus content being paid solely to cover development costs for the additional content and updates.
%%* AwesomeEgo: Heihachi Mishima.
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** The lack of fleshed out story modes for almost all the cast in ''Tekken 7'' has become a big problem for most of the fanbase. The character stories are universally considered a letdown. Some are mad with their favorite characters getting the shaft in favor of the Mishimas and Akuma, or the story doesn't matter and they are there for the amazing ''Tekken'' gameplay.
** Bryan. In a bit of a subversion, people have no qualms with the character. It's simply a matter of which ''characterization'' of him you like: the more reserved badass that debuted in ''3'' or the raging, power-hungry OneManArmy that emerged in ''5'' (''4'' was a bit of intermediate stage). Although it's worth mentioning that even in 3's ending, Bryan throws the upper half of a tank at a special forces squad and cackles on top of a police cruiser after killing them in one fell swoop, so he wasn't exactly what one would call 'reserved' in early installments.
** Ogre gets similar scorn, but not because of his character ([[FlatCharacter or lack thereof]]). He's seen as TheScrappy mainly because his inclusion forced the removal of Jun from the roster.
** Kazumi is becoming this due to the retcons of Kazuya's origin story that she represents as well as dragging out the devil gene plot for another game which some fans see as played out.
** The bound mechanic that allows players to bounce their opponents off the ground to continue their juggles. Both its inclusion in ''6'' and ''Tag 2'' and its later toning down to the point of it nearly being gone in ''Tekken 7''.
** Lucky Chloe fits the bill even in the American fanbase, in spite of the massive hatred she gets. While some are extremely pissed with her design and overly blatant moe attitude, there are many who are defending her, saying that the accusations are premature, she still brings diversity to the cast, pointing out many of the other more ridiculous character designs (such as Kuma or Alex), and that judgment should be reserved until how she plays has been shown. This is a fighting game, after all.
** Josie Rizal in ''7'', particularly amongst Filipinos, who either [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales love her]] because the Philippines has been historically underrepresented in video games, or hate her because of her {{Stripperiffic}} outfit and a [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous choice of name]] that they consider insensitive to Philippine culture and history. Outside Filipinos, the argument is different: She's either a decent character and someone that gives Bruce's moveset her own spin that it's good, or she's disliked for replacing Bruce at all, on top of [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass being a crybaby that cries in her victory.]]
** The inclusion of a GuestFighter in the update to ''Tekken 7'': [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]]. People are either excited for him and making jokes about how this is why he's not in the initial roster of ''Street Fighter V'', or despise him for being a GuestFighter and the fact that he is actually being implemented into the story of the game.
*** And in a more competitive sense, people fear that giving him a Super Bar will elevate him beyond everyone else. Reasons being 1) he can do EX versions of his moves, 2) he can FADC out of his attacks thus increasing combo potential, and 3) he can use another Super in addition to his Shun Goku Satsu Rage Art.
** Master Raven. Some dislike her for replacing the original Raven, while others like having another female fighter in the series. As a bonus for some, the fact that she's basically the ''Tekken'' equivalent to [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Taki]], quite possibly ''the'' most popular and iconic female character of that series, if not overall, in both [[MsFanservice appearance]] and personality, definitely helps with getting fans to accept her. On the other hand, there are those wanting a female ninja but would've preferred the return of Kunimitsu, especially after being revamped for ''Tag 2'', instead of a completely new fighter.
** Bob is a pretty big one. Some people love him for being a fat character that ''isn't'' used solely for comic relief, and for having a very fun playstyle. Others revile him for being [[TierInducedScrappy ridiculously overpowered]] (especially in ''Tekken 6'', case in point: EVO 2011 grand finals was a Bob mirror), and for having very little purpose in the game's roster other than being the token fat character - not to mention how he is a somewhat unsubtle [[TakeThatAudience jib at the serious playerbase]].
** Eliza returning in ''Tekken 7'' has gotten many people riled up for being ''yet another'' "waifu bait" character as opposed to a more traditional fighter. As the game already featured Lili, Asuka, Xiaoyu, Alisa, Josie, ''and'' Lucky Chloe, there are more than just a few who have accused Harada of deliberately PanderingToTheBase for what some view as the LowestCommonDenominator. The only way to avoid having Eliza in the base game is to ''not'' pre-order has also pissed off those gamers who want to do just that. The fact that she's getting in, while other characters like Armor King, Lei, Anna and Julia have been cut is another point of contention.
*** And then there are the players taking issue with her being a pre-order bonus for a different reason - that of course, being the fact that Harada has gone back on his word regarding DLC (see below).
** Lili is starting to become this due to fans accusing her of ruining Asuka's potential in the main story (given her status as a Kazama) and placing sole emphasis in her petty rivalry with her.
* BrokenBase: Oh boy, grab a chair and a bag of popcorn...
** Let's start with a series mainstay: juggling. It is either the lifeblood of Tekken that makes every match exhilarating and is equally rewarding to pull of as it is to see, or a cumbersome element that brings the actual gameplay to a standstill just so that a player can execute one. The additional mechanics introduced in subsequent games make this an even more turbulent topic to address.
** Bound/Bounce, introduced in the sixth game. Some think that it adds a whole new layer of depth to how combos are constructed, while others say that it drags out the length of the already long juggles even further AND results in greater amounts of damage. The revamped Tag features in ''Tag 2'' are an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: to some, it makes performing combos an even more complex (as if it were possible) and more visually appealing affair, while others find that certain combinations are just unfair in terms of damage and certain powerful combinations.
** Hell, ''Tekken 7'' itself is quickly becoming the most divisive entry in the entire series since the fourth game. The common complaint is that [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks it's more of the same]], but one camp sees the series' staples as tried-and-true and thus finds nothing wrong with it. Another camp, however, claims that, between the polarizing new characters, the recycled assets (character models, sound bytes, animations, voices and mechanics), the lackluster soundtrack and the lack of hype in comparison to other fighting games, this installment is evidence that the ''Tekken'' series is on life support.
*** [[LimitBreak Rage Arts]] are either a neat inclusion, or are out of place in the series. Not helping their case is the fact that a majority of them are simply several of a character's regular moves put together in a cinematic sequence.
*** The {{Nerf}} to backdashing and sidestepping, two of ''Tekken'''s biggest gameplay components. It's either received well for giving newcomers less to worry about when learning the game, or hated for the exact same reason.
*** The January 23rd trailer confirmed two things: that the game had been pushed back to June 2017, and that the game would be getting paid DLC post launch. Some people are angry at Namco for pushing back a game that they feel should have been released in 2016, and aren't taking the DLC plans well, as it shows Harada has blatantly gone back on his word. However, some people feel the delay is reasonable, as following ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'''s lackluster first year, they can see why Namco would want to polish the game as much as possible before getting it out the door, and that the DLC would help to breathe new life into the game in the months following launch. Also, Harada later assured that, as with [=TTT2=], post-launch DLC characters will ''not'' be part of the paid [=DLCs=], but will remain available for free (with the exception of Eliza and the two as-yet-unannounced guest characters).
*** Then there's the features that ''Tekken 7'' lacks in comparison to ''[=TTT2=]'' - namely Ghost Battle and Tekken Tunes. ''Tekken 7'' [[ReplacementScrappy tries to replace both with new features, but they both fall short]] - instead of Ghost Battle, we have Treasure Battle, which is the same basic thing, except it drops custom parts faster, and doesn't actually download ghost data, which was the whole point of the mode - and instead of Tekken Tunes, we have Jukebox, which, instead of letting the player change the [=BGMs=] to any sound file they care to import to their PS4, lets the player change the [=BGMs=] to...other ''Tekken'' music. Which is something Tekken Tunes already let you do anyway if you just imported other ''Tekken'' music.
* CommonKnowledge: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa is often cited as a member of the ''Tekken'' cast, usually as Kazuya. This is a mistake, as Kazuya was voiced by Creator/JojiNakata from the first game to the first ''Tag Tournament'', then Masanori Shinohara from ''4'' and so on. Not to say that Morikawa didn't do a thing, he did... Hwoarang's battle grunts before Korean voice actor Sang Hyeon Eom took over.
* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]], making his debut in ''Tekken 3'', was once a DirtyCop with ties to drugs. Killed in a shootout, his body was taken by Dr. Abel who revived him as a {{cyborg}}. After two years, Fury's body began to break down, but he was saved by Yoshimitsu and his friend Dr. Bosconovitch. As thanks for saving his life and making him stronger, [[UngratefulBastard Fury]] murdered Yoshimitsu's Manji Clan brothers and almost killed Bosconovitch, earning [[ArchEnemy Yoshimitsu's]] undying hatred. Determined to [[BloodKnight unlock his full potential]], Bryan entered the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, but Yoshimitsu forced him to retreat. Frustrated, Bryan traveled to battlegrounds across the world, [[OneManArmy killing and destroying]] until he [[VictoryIsBoring grew bored of how easy it all was]]. Giddy to crush anyone that would provide him with entertainment and a challenge, Bryan Fury is consistently portrayed as [[{{Sadist}} one of the cruelest fighters]] despite his lack of resources. Even Kazuya and Heihachi have had moments of decency before.
* CrackPairing:
** Julia with King II, due to the maybe 14 seconds of dialogue they shared in ''[=T5=]'', although that dialogue had a very [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Kilik/Xianghua]] feel to it. [[spoiler:She's the new luchador "Jaycee" in ''[=TTT2=]'' (note [[http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5288864131_d92048af25_b.jpg the pendant]]) only she's adopted a more wrestling-based style as well.]]
** For some reason, Christie/Steve was big around the time of ''4''. It's still a common ship in fanfiction.
** Similarly, Lili/Dragunov and Miguel/Zafina seems to pop up frequently in fanfics, for no reason other than first appearing in the same games.
** Ever since the second trailer for ''Tekken 6'', Hwoarang/Lili has gained some popularity simply because the two were depicted as [[BattleCouple tag-teaming]] against Jin. That and (in terms of FoeYay), [[DistaffCounterpart Lili is to Asuka as Hwo is to Jin]]. Let it be said that, canonically speaking, Scenario Campaign shows that Hwoarang has a low opinion of Lili.
** In-universe we can get this thanks to what the characters think of each other in the ''Tag'' games. Kazuya hating pretty much everyone and Jun liking the animals is [[JustForPun natural]] enough, and Asuka and Leo (and Lili) are friends in the Tekken comic, which can be seen as an implication that they would naturally get along with each other. But Bob and Asuka? Miguel and Bob? Paul and Bryan Fury? Ganryu and Devil Jin? [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Crack]] Pairing being the operative word.
** Pairing Zafina with either Miguel or Dragunov is also fair game in the eyes of some fans.
* CrazyAwesome:
** Yoshimitsu. He is unmatched in terms of this. No one--and we mean ''no one''--has a moveset revolving around ConfusionFu [[UpToEleven and then some]]. He can [[NotQuiteFlight rotate his mechanical hand to propel himself like a one-man helicopter]], [[BreathWeapon spew poisoned breath]], enter LotusPosition and spin with enough velocity to reappear on the other side of the opponent, and even ''commit {{seppuku}}'' and then spin (with the blade ''[[DeliberateInjuryGambit still embedded in his stomach]]''), [[BloodyMurder spraying his blood all over the place and damaging you with it]]! [[RuleOfFunny Or, he can just crash into you and fall down]].
** Well, there IS one character that possibly trumps Yoshimitsu in this regard: Doctor Bosconovitch, who (in ''3'', at least) is basically a geriatric man who keeps falling over because of his ailing health and has Yoshimitsu's moveset [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs modified by heavy amounts of crack cocaine]]. For example, he has a sword lunge stab similar to Yoshimitsu's (b,b+1) which is a OneHitKill, not due to the amount of damage the stab does as with Yoshimitsu, but because Bosconovitch stabs with a sort of taser which electrifies the opponent and just keeps shocking, damaging them bit by bit until they either die or he decides to hit the opponent out of it.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Tekken 7'' is where the Mishima saga concludes, which means Heihachi and Kazuya get more characterization and screentime than anybody else. Much of the story is about them trying to one-up each other in terms of villainy, and none of the heroes being able to stop them. Even ''[[BloodKnight Akuma]]'' comes off as more sympathetic than the Mishimas, at this point.
* DesignatedHero: Heihachi was, more or less, the central character in ''Tekken 2'' alongside Jun. The franchise as a whole runs on this trope, with Kazuya the lead in 1 and BaseBreakingCharacter Jin the lead in every game from 3.
* DracoInLeatherPants:
** Kazuya ''and'' Heihachi. They still occasionally switch places between who's EvilerThanThou DependingOnTheWriter.
** [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]] and [[SilentAntagonist Sergei Dragunov]]. In canon, Bryan's always been antagonistic since his debut with ''Tekken 3'', and only got worse from SanitySlippage until he was a full-on OmnicidalManiac starting in ''Tekken 5'', while Dragunov's role in ''Tekken 5'' involved trying to capture [[HumanoidAbomination Devil Jin]] [[PlayingWithSyringes so the Russian government could use his energy]] [[SummonBiggerFish to awaken a far more dangerous monster buried in Siberia]]. In fanon, they're blasted full-force with [[{{Wimpification}} Ukefication]], or at least labeled NotEvilJustMisunderstood, often to ship with other characters.
* DuelingGames:
** ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' is one against ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5''.
** ''Tekken Revolution'' may become one against ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' (''2013''), both being free to play games for the [=PS3=] and Xbox One respectively, with the latter winning so far.
** ''Tekken 7'' and ''[[{{VideoGame/StreetFighterV}} Street Fighter V]]'' for the eighth generation of console gaming. Ironic now that Akuma is revealed to be a GuestFighter.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The reason for Kazuya's return in ''4''. Also Nina, so much that she spawned her own SpinOff game. It's also the reason of why both of them were the first ''Tekken'' fighters revealed in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
** Yoshimitsu as well. He's one of the ''four'' characters to be present in ''every'' game (the others being Heihachi, Paul, and Nina) and his [[CrazyAwesome eccentricity]] has earned him a very devoted fanbase, to the point that [[LegacyCharacter his ancestor]] [[GuestFighter was ported over to]] ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]'' (make that two as of ''SCV'') to tell us that, yes, these two series share common ground. Like Kaz and Nina, Yoshi is also present in ''[=SFxT=]''.
** King. Aside from invoking the ProfessionalWrestling RuleOfCool deal, the fact that he got major crossover appearances through ''NamcoXCapcom'' and ''StreetFighterXTekken'' (being one of the first 5 Tekken characters announced). Not to mention him being one of [[NiceGuy the nicest characters in the game]] [[GoodIsNotSoft while not being afraid to kick ass when necessary]] is a breath of fresh air in the midst of tons of morally questionable characters filling in the CrapsackWorld the game takes place in.
** Given the ruckus fans have been making since their disappearance post-''Tekken 2'' (''[[DreamMatchGame Tag]]'' doesn't count), one can assume that Jun Kazama and Kunimitsu have this going for them as well.
** Lili is ''really popular'' for someone not involved in the whole Devil Gene business. She even appears as the sole ''Tekken'' representative in ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos]]'' and also pops up in ''[=SFxT=]''. She was also among ''the first'' characters revealed for ''Tekken 6'', seen alongside Jin and Hwoarang in the E3 2006 trailer. And ''Tag 2'' is giving her a spectacular, exclusive costume for her. In fact, it's gotten to the point where she has usurped Nina's position as the the ''poster girl'' for the ''Tekken'' series, having become the focus of the marketing and being among the first characters revealed for the game, whereas Nina had to wait until ''Fated Retribution'' to get in. Although it should be noted Nina has been the poster girl for ''Fated Retribution'' and has a major role in the story, likely due to fans backlash over her exclusion from the arcade edition of Tekken 7.
* EpilepticTrees:
** There has been some fan speculation that Angel came into existence because of Jun's presence.
** Heihachi's tenure as a GuestFighter in the [=PS2=] version of ''Soulcalibur II'' (most notably, [[spoiler:Heihachi accidentally cutting his hand with [[ArtifactOfDoom a fragment of]] [[EvilWeapon Soul]] [[TheCorruption Edge]]]]) has a few fans wondering about a possible connection between [[spoiler:Soul Edge and the Mishima bloodline]]. However, it should be noted that his participation in the series is non-canon.
*** [[spoiler:His ending in ''Soulcalibur II'' states it was AllJustADream, though...]]
** Quite a few people are convinced that Ogre is holding Jun's '''''[[PoisonOakEpilepticTrees severed head]]''''' in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0JM1QdafWg arcade intro]] to ''3''. Alternatively, this could be how Jin ''interpreted'' the events, seeing as he was knocked unconscious by Ogre.
** The true extent of Ogre's connection to Devil/the Devil Gene is ''ripe'' for these. Heihachi sought the Devil Gene in ''4'' so that he combine his genetic material with Ogre's to gain {{immortality}} or create a new lifeform. In ''Devil Within'', True Ogre's presence causes the Devil inside Jin to flare out of control. In ''Dark Resurrection'', Dragunov's ending has him revive an inanimate figure resembling True Ogre using Devil Jin's power/lifeforce.
* EvenBetterSequel: It is very often agreed that ''Tekken 2'' is this compared to ''Tekken 1'', and ''Tekken 3'' is this compared to ''Tekken 2''. Also, ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' compared to ''Tekken Tag Tournament 1'' and ''Tekken 6'' (which came out immediately before it, and uses largely the same engine).
* {{Fanon}}: Lots.
** Fans believe Wang to be Xiaoyu's grandfather due to Xiaoyu addressing him as such. In this case, Xiao was calling him "Grandpa" in the same way that a person would say "Gramps" to a random elder. They ''are'' distant relatives and Wang trained her at one time, but Wang is not her grandfather.
** For a long while, most fansites had the story of Bruce being Lei Wulong's police partner, who lost his memory on the plane crash and was manipulated by Kazuya into becoming his bodyguard. This seems to be a confusion from his canon story, where Lei's actual nameless partner was with Bruce in the plane.
** Most of Roger and Alex's story in ''Tekken 2'', probably due to them having little to none back then. This includes being trained by Armor King and being saved/sent to a safe wild area by Jun.
** Jun's role as Kazuya's MoralityPet in ''The Motion Picture'' is sometimes used to depict their relationship for the series proper. Then again, Kazuya's statements of her in ''Tekken 6'' (see AlternateCharacterInterpretation) seem to enforce this case.
** Christie's grandfather is ''not'' named Ho Chi Myong; the name was created by a FanFic writer.
** Based on what we've seen of Angel in ''T2'', ''Tag'', and ''Tag 2'', she is likely not just a mask for Devil. Fans interpret Angel's ''T2'' profile in a way that defies her ending movies. While those endings are not in main continuity (but ARE canon), they still reflect the character herself (Paul's endings wouldn't show him as a famous mathematician or a professional equestrian, why would Angel's be so contrary to her identity as Devil's mask if that were true?). Additionally, there's been misinterpretation of Angel's battle with Devil over Kazuya's soul. As stated by Harada himself, Angel is actually not a part of Kazuya's soul (specifically, the little remaining good); she's simply a supernatural entity vying with Devil over Kazuya's fate.
* FanPreferredCouple: Although in general the majority of pairing in the series are pretty obvious and almost have no intrigue, it seems that so many people like to pair Jin with Hworang and Lili with Asuka as BiTheWay. This perhaps even led to the fact that from the fifth game of Hworang was switched to FriendlyRivalry with Steve. In addition, fans also like to pair characters that have a temporary intersection in some games, for example Lee with Anna or Jin with Asuka.
* FightSceneFailure:
** Averted in the movie: the fight scenes are ''very'' well choreographed, even with nearly every character's fighting style being incorrect and several of the actors being people who hadn't done such scenes before.
** Averted with Gary Daniels as Bryan Fury, who's a real-life kickboxer, and what Bryan practices is kickboxing, [[FridgeBrilliance so it makes sense Bryan would be portrayed by a real-life kickboxer]].
* FoeYayShipping: You'd be surprised at how many people latch onto Yoshi/Kuni, Jin/Hwo, Asuka/Lili, etc.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: The later ''Tekken'' games have been criticized for how
whacky and out-of-place the new characters are, with many of them being clearly {{anime}}-influenced, and that they didn't fit in game which was supposed to be game about fighters using relatively realistic martial art styles. It reached a boiling point with Lucky Chloe, a [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} kawaii]] pop idol girl who speaks in GratuitousEnglish and fights using [[DanceBattler dance moves]], making her quite possibly the most hated character [[AmericansHateTingle for western audiences]]. However, these kinds of whacky characters have been present since the beginning -- Yoshimitsu was a cyborg ninja that seemed a little out of place amid a roster of martial artists. Not to mention [[BearsAreBadNews Kuma]], [[MechaMooks Jack bots]], and [[BoxingKangaroo Roger]] were in the first two games as well. And the anime influence? Been there since ''3'', with Xiaoyu's anime-style ending and her character hitting most of GenkiGirl cliches found in anime.
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*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis Lucis Caelum]]. Not only does he use conventional weaponry instead of his fists, he ''isn't even from a fighting game'' (His appearance in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT]]'' [[{{Spinoff}} doesn't count]]), astonishing pretty much everybody. Many actually pointed out that, with his sword-based fighting style, use of magic and TeleportSpam, that he would've been more at home in ''Soulcalibur''.

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*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis Lucis Caelum]]. Not only does he use conventional weaponry instead of his fists, he ''isn't even from a fighting game'' (His appearance in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT]]'' [[{{Spinoff}} doesn't might not count]]), astonishing pretty much everybody. Many actually pointed out that, with his sword-based fighting style, use of magic and TeleportSpam, that he would've been more at home in ''Soulcalibur''.
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*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis Lucis Caelum]]. Not only does he use conventional weaponry instead of his fists, he ''isn't even from a fighting game'' (''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT]]'' [[Spinoff doesn't count]]), astonishing pretty much everybody. Many actually pointed out that, with his sword-based fighting style, use of magic and TeleportSpam, that he would've been more at home in ''Soulcalibur''.

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*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis Lucis Caelum]]. Not only does he use conventional weaponry instead of his fists, he ''isn't even from a fighting game'' (''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 (His appearance in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT]]'' [[Spinoff [[{{Spinoff}} doesn't count]]), astonishing pretty much everybody. Many actually pointed out that, with his sword-based fighting style, use of magic and TeleportSpam, that he would've been more at home in ''Soulcalibur''.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Kazuya's relationship with Jun Kazama can be seen as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments ray of cuteness]], or something a bit more nefarious, depending on the interpretation of his tactics in seducing her. Given Scenario Campaign in ''6'', it would appear that he holds a soft spot for Jun, or at least views her neutrally, seeing as he describes her as fearless and mysterious.
** Speaking of which, where does Jun fit in now that [[spoiler:she's Unknown?]] Or Unknown for that matter?
** Some fans believe Angel to be nothing more than a mask for Devil based on their ''Tekken 2'' story, but it hasn't been confirmed.
** What is Lee's exact position on the morality table? He's never been seen to make a formal HeelFaceTurn and his endings show him to be a bit of a jerk, but he is one of the most helpful characters in ''6''[='s=] storyline. Most would peg him as a neutral entity. He's generally decent nowadays (with quite a few PetTheDog moments in both ''6'' and ''Blood Vengeance'') and really only has it in for the Mishimas (adoptive half-brother Lars notwithstanding). At the end of ''7'', it looks like [[spoiler:he's on Jin's side, already securing him from Mishima Zaibatsu's grasp, helping Lars and Alisa, aiding the Zaibatsu deserters]], which may make him look like he did the formal HeelFaceTurn already, but perhaps there are still some ulterior motives hidden beneath those...
** Kazuya and Heihachi are... [[EvilVsEvil still not clear on who's worse]]. On one hand, Heihachi can have some PetTheDog moments (especially where [[MoralityPet Kuma]] is involved), but in the end, he's still a greedy bastard who's more cunning in manipulating things to be steered to his likings, and still responsible for everything in this mess. Kazuya bounces back between merely a victim of what Heihachi was planning, thus making him so messed up, but then his atrocities from ''Tekken 2'' on are far more open and shown to be worse than what Heihachi did: either he's just that bad, or [[AtLeastIAdmitIt he's just more proud to admit the crimes rather than hiding behind a facade]].
** Speaking of the Mishima clan... Jin seems cold and callous even by antihero standards. He doesn't show a drop of sympathy for Jinpachi, nor a shred of remorse for killing him, [[NotSoDifferent despite how similar their situations were]], and knowing full well that this man, who he was named after, [[WhiteSheep is the only good Mishima in the family]]. Likewise, he shows no great deal of remorse for the world war he started.(albeit one that was necessary to destroy Azazel, and thus, the Devil Gene [[spoiler:even though the latter attempt ended up failing.]] Not even when confronted with the grieving brother of one his ''numerous'' victims or forcing Lars to kill a girl he clearly cared for does he show a drop of remorse, and even mocks both of them. One wonders if he cares about anything but getting rid of his curse, with the exception of [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother, Jun]], and [[MoralityPet Xiaoyu]]. Some people suspected the Devil Gene was taking him over at that point, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
* AmericansHateTingle: Bask in the glory of the pure unbridled ''rage'' of western ''Tekken'' fans that was unleashed upon the announcement of hyperactive, cat-obssessed ''moe'' combatant Lucky Chloe. The utter hatred of her had such an impact that they actually '''[[AscendedMeme made it canon]]'''. While her [[BitchInSheepsClothing true personality]] may have made her more fun for a character rather than a generic {{Moe}} idol, it was rendered not helping her case because in her Character Story, she proceeded to humiliate the hell out of Eddy Gordo, distracting him from his own quest for vengeance and dragging him into her idol shenanigans and considering her to be the ultimate disrespect towards Eddy's character arc, which is considered interesting by many Western fans. The best thing that the Western fans can come up with about her is just how she's preferable than the new reporter/narrator in the story mode - and that she plays pretty good.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Both Katsuhiro Harada, and both over the paid DLC situation of recent ''Tekken'' titles.
** Due to the outcry over the ''Street Fighter X Tekken'' DLC, he announced all the post-release content for ''Tag Tournament 2'' would be free and only the Tekken Tunes mode would have paid add-ons, which were strictly optional.
** With ''Tekken 7: Fated Retribution's'' console release, Harada stated that ''classic'' Tekken characters, ''if ''they return one day, would not be paid DLC, with the two additional guest characters, plus some optional bonus content being paid solely to cover development costs for the additional content and updates.
%%* AwesomeEgo: Heihachi Mishima.
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** The lack of fleshed out story modes for almost all the cast in ''Tekken 7'' has become a big problem for most of the fanbase. The character stories are universally considered a letdown. Some are mad with their favorite characters getting the shaft in favor of the Mishimas and Akuma, or the story doesn't matter and they are there for the amazing ''Tekken'' gameplay.
** Bryan. In a bit of a subversion, people have no qualms with the character. It's simply a matter of which ''characterization'' of him you like: the more reserved badass that debuted in ''3'' or the raging, power-hungry OneManArmy that emerged in ''5'' (''4'' was a bit of intermediate stage). Although it's worth mentioning that even in 3's ending, Bryan throws the upper half of a tank at a special forces squad and cackles on top of a police cruiser after killing them in one fell swoop, so he wasn't exactly what one would call 'reserved' in early installments.
** Ogre gets similar scorn, but not because of his character ([[FlatCharacter or lack thereof]]). He's seen as TheScrappy mainly because his inclusion forced the removal of Jun from the roster.
** Kazumi is becoming this due to the retcons of Kazuya's origin story that she represents as well as dragging out the devil gene plot for another game which some fans see as played out.
** The bound mechanic that allows players to bounce their opponents off the ground to continue their juggles. Both its inclusion in ''6'' and ''Tag 2'' and its later toning down to the point of it nearly being gone in ''Tekken 7''.
** Lucky Chloe fits the bill even in the American fanbase, in spite of the massive hatred she gets. While some are extremely pissed with her design and overly blatant moe attitude, there are many who are defending her, saying that the accusations are premature, she still brings diversity to the cast, pointing out many of the other more ridiculous character designs (such as Kuma or Alex), and that judgment should be reserved until how she plays has been shown. This is a fighting game, after all.
** Josie Rizal in ''7'', particularly amongst Filipinos, who either [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales love her]] because the Philippines has been historically underrepresented in video games, or hate her because of her {{Stripperiffic}} outfit and a [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous choice of name]] that they consider insensitive to Philippine culture and history. Outside Filipinos, the argument is different: She's either a decent character and someone that gives Bruce's moveset her own spin that it's good, or she's disliked for replacing Bruce at all, on top of [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass being a crybaby that cries in her victory.]]
** The inclusion of a GuestFighter in the update to ''Tekken 7'': [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]]. People are either excited for him and making jokes about how this is why he's not in the initial roster of ''Street Fighter V'', or despise him for being a GuestFighter and the fact that he is actually being implemented into the story of the game.
*** And in a more competitive sense, people fear that giving him a Super Bar will elevate him beyond everyone else. Reasons being 1) he can do EX versions of his moves, 2) he can FADC out of his attacks thus increasing combo potential, and 3) he can use another Super in addition to his Shun Goku Satsu Rage Art.
** Master Raven. Some dislike her for replacing the original Raven, while others like having another female fighter in the series. As a bonus for some, the fact that she's basically the ''Tekken'' equivalent to [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Taki]], quite possibly ''the'' most popular and iconic female character of that series, if not overall, in both [[MsFanservice appearance]] and personality, definitely helps with getting fans to accept her. On the other hand, there are those wanting a female ninja but would've preferred the return of Kunimitsu, especially after being revamped for ''Tag 2'', instead of a completely new fighter.
** Bob is a pretty big one. Some people love him for being a fat character that ''isn't'' used solely for comic relief, and for having a very fun playstyle. Others revile him for being [[TierInducedScrappy ridiculously overpowered]] (especially in ''Tekken 6'', case in point: EVO 2011 grand finals was a Bob mirror), and for having very little purpose in the game's roster other than being the token fat character - not to mention how he is a somewhat unsubtle [[TakeThatAudience jib at the serious playerbase]].
** Eliza returning in ''Tekken 7'' has gotten many people riled up for being ''yet another'' "waifu bait" character as opposed to a more traditional fighter. As the game already featured Lili, Asuka, Xiaoyu, Alisa, Josie, ''and'' Lucky Chloe, there are more than just a few who have accused Harada of deliberately PanderingToTheBase for what some view as the LowestCommonDenominator. The only way to avoid having Eliza in the base game is to ''not'' pre-order has also pissed off those gamers who want to do just that. The fact that she's getting in, while other characters like Armor King, Lei, Anna and Julia have been cut is another point of contention.
*** And then there are the players taking issue with her being a pre-order bonus for a different reason - that of course, being the fact that Harada has gone back on his word regarding DLC (see below).
** Lili is starting to become this due to fans accusing her of ruining Asuka's potential in the main story (given her status as a Kazama) and placing sole emphasis in her petty rivalry with her.
* BrokenBase: Oh boy, grab a chair and a bag of popcorn...
** Let's start with a series mainstay: juggling. It is either the lifeblood of Tekken that makes every match exhilarating and is equally rewarding to pull of as it is to see, or a cumbersome element that brings the actual gameplay to a standstill just so that a player can execute one. The additional mechanics introduced in subsequent games make this an even more turbulent topic to address.
** Bound/Bounce, introduced in the sixth game. Some think that it adds a whole new layer of depth to how combos are constructed, while others say that it drags out the length of the already long juggles even further AND results in greater amounts of damage. The revamped Tag features in ''Tag 2'' are an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: to some, it makes performing combos an even more complex (as if it were possible) and more visually appealing affair, while others find that certain combinations are just unfair in terms of damage and certain powerful combinations.
** Hell, ''Tekken 7'' itself is quickly becoming the most divisive entry in the entire series since the fourth game. The common complaint is that [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks it's more of the same]], but one camp sees the series' staples as tried-and-true and thus finds nothing wrong with it. Another camp, however, claims that, between the polarizing new characters, the recycled assets (character models, sound bytes, animations, voices and mechanics), the lackluster soundtrack and the lack of hype in comparison to other fighting games, this installment is evidence that the ''Tekken'' series is on life support.
*** [[LimitBreak Rage Arts]] are either a neat inclusion, or are out of place in the series. Not helping their case is the fact that a majority of them are simply several of a character's regular moves put together in a cinematic sequence.
*** The {{Nerf}} to backdashing and sidestepping, two of ''Tekken'''s biggest gameplay components. It's either received well for giving newcomers less to worry about when learning the game, or hated for the exact same reason.
*** The January 23rd trailer confirmed two things: that the game had been pushed back to June 2017, and that the game would be getting paid DLC post launch. Some people are angry at Namco for pushing back a game that they feel should have been released in 2016, and aren't taking the DLC plans well, as it shows Harada has blatantly gone back on his word. However, some people feel the delay is reasonable, as following ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'''s lackluster first year, they can see why Namco would want to polish the game as much as possible before getting it out the door, and that the DLC would help to breathe new life into the game in the months following launch. Also, Harada later assured that, as with [=TTT2=], post-launch DLC characters will ''not'' be part of the paid [=DLCs=], but will remain available for free (with the exception of Eliza and the two as-yet-unannounced guest characters).
*** Then there's the features that ''Tekken 7'' lacks in comparison to ''[=TTT2=]'' - namely Ghost Battle and Tekken Tunes. ''Tekken 7'' [[ReplacementScrappy tries to replace both with new features, but they both fall short]] - instead of Ghost Battle, we have Treasure Battle, which is the same basic thing, except it drops custom parts faster, and doesn't actually download ghost data, which was the whole point of the mode - and instead of Tekken Tunes, we have Jukebox, which, instead of letting the player change the [=BGMs=] to any sound file they care to import to their PS4, lets the player change the [=BGMs=] to...other ''Tekken'' music. Which is something Tekken Tunes already let you do anyway if you just imported other ''Tekken'' music.
* CommonKnowledge: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa is often cited as a member of the ''Tekken'' cast, usually as Kazuya. This is a mistake, as Kazuya was voiced by Creator/JojiNakata from the first game to the first ''Tag Tournament'', then Masanori Shinohara from ''4'' and so on. Not to say that Morikawa didn't do a thing, he did... Hwoarang's battle grunts before Korean voice actor Sang Hyeon Eom took over.
* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]], making his debut in ''Tekken 3'', was once a DirtyCop with ties to drugs. Killed in a shootout, his body was taken by Dr. Abel who revived him as a {{cyborg}}. After two years, Fury's body began to break down, but he was saved by Yoshimitsu and his friend Dr. Bosconovitch. As thanks for saving his life and making him stronger, [[UngratefulBastard Fury]] murdered Yoshimitsu's Manji Clan brothers and almost killed Bosconovitch, earning [[ArchEnemy Yoshimitsu's]] undying hatred. Determined to [[BloodKnight unlock his full potential]], Bryan entered the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, but Yoshimitsu forced him to retreat. Frustrated, Bryan traveled to battlegrounds across the world, [[OneManArmy killing and destroying]] until he [[VictoryIsBoring grew bored of how easy it all was]]. Giddy to crush anyone that would provide him with entertainment and a challenge, Bryan Fury is consistently portrayed as [[{{Sadist}} one of the cruelest fighters]] despite his lack of resources. Even Kazuya and Heihachi have had moments of decency before.
* CrackPairing:
** Julia with King II, due to the maybe 14 seconds of dialogue they shared in ''[=T5=]'', although that dialogue had a very [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Kilik/Xianghua]] feel to it. [[spoiler:She's the new luchador "Jaycee" in ''[=TTT2=]'' (note [[http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5288864131_d92048af25_b.jpg the pendant]]) only she's adopted a more wrestling-based style as well.]]
** For some reason, Christie/Steve was big around the time of ''4''. It's still a common ship in fanfiction.
** Similarly, Lili/Dragunov and Miguel/Zafina seems to pop up frequently in fanfics, for no reason other than first appearing in the same games.
** Ever since the second trailer for ''Tekken 6'', Hwoarang/Lili has gained some popularity simply because the two were depicted as [[BattleCouple tag-teaming]] against Jin. That and (in terms of FoeYay), [[DistaffCounterpart Lili is to Asuka as Hwo is to Jin]]. Let it be said that, canonically speaking, Scenario Campaign shows that Hwoarang has a low opinion of Lili.
** In-universe we can get this thanks to what the characters think of each other in the ''Tag'' games. Kazuya hating pretty much everyone and Jun liking the animals is [[JustForPun natural]] enough, and Asuka and Leo (and Lili) are friends in the Tekken comic, which can be seen as an implication that they would naturally get along with each other. But Bob and Asuka? Miguel and Bob? Paul and Bryan Fury? Ganryu and Devil Jin? [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Crack]] Pairing being the operative word.
** Pairing Zafina with either Miguel or Dragunov is also fair game in the eyes of some fans.
* CrazyAwesome:
** Yoshimitsu. He is unmatched in terms of this. No one--and we mean ''no one''--has a moveset revolving around ConfusionFu [[UpToEleven and then some]]. He can [[NotQuiteFlight rotate his mechanical hand to propel himself like a one-man helicopter]], [[BreathWeapon spew poisoned breath]], enter LotusPosition and spin with enough velocity to reappear on the other side of the opponent, and even ''commit {{seppuku}}'' and then spin (with the blade ''[[DeliberateInjuryGambit still embedded in his stomach]]''), [[BloodyMurder spraying his blood all over the place and damaging you with it]]! [[RuleOfFunny Or, he can just crash into you and fall down]].
** Well, there IS one character that possibly trumps Yoshimitsu in this regard: Doctor Bosconovitch, who (in ''3'', at least) is basically a geriatric man who keeps falling over because of his ailing health and has Yoshimitsu's moveset [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs modified by heavy amounts of crack cocaine]]. For example, he has a sword lunge stab similar to Yoshimitsu's (b,b+1) which is a OneHitKill, not due to the amount of damage the stab does as with Yoshimitsu, but because Bosconovitch stabs with a sort of taser which electrifies the opponent and just keeps shocking, damaging them bit by bit until they either die or he decides to hit the opponent out of it.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Tekken 7'' is where the Mishima saga concludes, which means Heihachi and Kazuya get more characterization and screentime than anybody else. Much of the story is about them trying to one-up each other in terms of villainy, and none of the heroes being able to stop them. Even ''[[BloodKnight Akuma]]'' comes off as more sympathetic than the Mishimas, at this point.
* DesignatedHero: Heihachi was, more or less, the central character in ''Tekken 2'' alongside Jun. The franchise as a whole runs on this trope, with Kazuya the lead in 1 and BaseBreakingCharacter Jin the lead in every game from 3.
* DracoInLeatherPants:
** Kazuya ''and'' Heihachi. They still occasionally switch places between who's EvilerThanThou DependingOnTheWriter.
** [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]] and [[SilentAntagonist Sergei Dragunov]]. In canon, Bryan's always been antagonistic since his debut with ''Tekken 3'', and only got worse from SanitySlippage until he was a full-on OmnicidalManiac starting in ''Tekken 5'', while Dragunov's role in ''Tekken 5'' involved trying to capture [[HumanoidAbomination Devil Jin]] [[PlayingWithSyringes so the Russian government could use his energy]] [[SummonBiggerFish to awaken a far more dangerous monster buried in Siberia]]. In fanon, they're blasted full-force with [[{{Wimpification}} Ukefication]], or at least labeled NotEvilJustMisunderstood, often to ship with other characters.
* DuelingGames:
** ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' is one against ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5''.
** ''Tekken Revolution'' may become one against ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' (''2013''), both being free to play games for the [=PS3=] and Xbox One respectively, with the latter winning so far.
** ''Tekken 7'' and ''[[{{VideoGame/StreetFighterV}} Street Fighter V]]'' for the eighth generation of console gaming. Ironic now that Akuma is revealed to be a GuestFighter.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The reason for Kazuya's return in ''4''. Also Nina, so much that she spawned her own SpinOff game. It's also the reason of why both of them were the first ''Tekken'' fighters revealed in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
** Yoshimitsu as well. He's one of the ''four'' characters to be present in ''every'' game (the others being Heihachi, Paul, and Nina) and his [[CrazyAwesome eccentricity]] has earned him a very devoted fanbase, to the point that [[LegacyCharacter his ancestor]] [[GuestFighter was ported over to]] ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]'' (make that two as of ''SCV'') to tell us that, yes, these two series share common ground. Like Kaz and Nina, Yoshi is also present in ''[=SFxT=]''.
** King. Aside from invoking the ProfessionalWrestling RuleOfCool deal, the fact that he got major crossover appearances through ''NamcoXCapcom'' and ''StreetFighterXTekken'' (being one of the first 5 Tekken characters announced). Not to mention him being one of [[NiceGuy the nicest characters in the game]] [[GoodIsNotSoft while not being afraid to kick ass when necessary]] is a breath of fresh air in the midst of tons of morally questionable characters filling in the CrapsackWorld the game takes place in.
** Given the ruckus fans have been making since their disappearance post-''Tekken 2'' (''[[DreamMatchGame Tag]]'' doesn't count), one can assume that Jun Kazama and Kunimitsu have this going for them as well.
** Lili is ''really popular'' for someone not involved in the whole Devil Gene business. She even appears as the sole ''Tekken'' representative in ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos]]'' and also pops up in ''[=SFxT=]''. She was also among ''the first'' characters revealed for ''Tekken 6'', seen alongside Jin and Hwoarang in the E3 2006 trailer. And ''Tag 2'' is giving her a spectacular, exclusive costume for her. In fact, it's gotten to the point where she has usurped Nina's position as the the ''poster girl'' for the ''Tekken'' series, having become the focus of the marketing and being among the first characters revealed for the game, whereas Nina had to wait until ''Fated Retribution'' to get in. Although it should be noted Nina has been the poster girl for ''Fated Retribution'' and has a major role in the story, likely due to fans backlash over her exclusion from the arcade edition of Tekken 7.
* EpilepticTrees:
** There has been some fan speculation that Angel came into existence because of Jun's presence.
** Heihachi's tenure as a GuestFighter in the [=PS2=] version of ''Soulcalibur II'' (most notably, [[spoiler:Heihachi accidentally cutting his hand with [[ArtifactOfDoom a fragment of]] [[EvilWeapon Soul]] [[TheCorruption Edge]]]]) has a few fans wondering about a possible connection between [[spoiler:Soul Edge and the Mishima bloodline]]. However, it should be noted that his participation in the series is non-canon.
*** [[spoiler:His ending in ''Soulcalibur II'' states it was AllJustADream, though...]]
** Quite a few people are convinced that Ogre is holding Jun's '''''[[PoisonOakEpilepticTrees severed head]]''''' in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0JM1QdafWg arcade intro]] to ''3''. Alternatively, this could be how Jin ''interpreted'' the events, seeing as he was knocked unconscious by Ogre.
** The true extent of Ogre's connection to Devil/the Devil Gene is ''ripe'' for these. Heihachi sought the Devil Gene in ''4'' so that he combine his genetic material with Ogre's to gain {{immortality}} or create a new lifeform. In ''Devil Within'', True Ogre's presence causes the Devil inside Jin to flare out of control. In ''Dark Resurrection'', Dragunov's ending has him revive an inanimate figure resembling True Ogre using Devil Jin's power/lifeforce.
* EvenBetterSequel: It is very often agreed that ''Tekken 2'' is this compared to ''Tekken 1'', and ''Tekken 3'' is this compared to ''Tekken 2''. Also, ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' compared to ''Tekken Tag Tournament 1'' and ''Tekken 6'' (which came out immediately before it, and uses largely the same engine).
* {{Fanon}}: Lots.
** Fans believe Wang to be Xiaoyu's grandfather due to Xiaoyu addressing him as such. In this case, Xiao was calling him "Grandpa" in the same way that a person would say "Gramps" to a random elder. They ''are'' distant relatives and Wang trained her at one time, but Wang is not her grandfather.
** For a long while, most fansites had the story of Bruce being Lei Wulong's police partner, who lost his memory on the plane crash and was manipulated by Kazuya into becoming his bodyguard. This seems to be a confusion from his canon story, where Lei's actual nameless partner was with Bruce in the plane.
** Most of Roger and Alex's story in ''Tekken 2'', probably due to them having little to none back then. This includes being trained by Armor King and being saved/sent to a safe wild area by Jun.
** Jun's role as Kazuya's MoralityPet in ''The Motion Picture'' is sometimes used to depict their relationship for the series proper. Then again, Kazuya's statements of her in ''Tekken 6'' (see AlternateCharacterInterpretation) seem to enforce this case.
** Christie's grandfather is ''not'' named Ho Chi Myong; the name was created by a FanFic writer.
** Based on what we've seen of Angel in ''T2'', ''Tag'', and ''Tag 2'', she is likely not just a mask for Devil. Fans interpret Angel's ''T2'' profile in a way that defies her ending movies. While those endings are not in main continuity (but ARE canon), they still reflect the character herself (Paul's endings wouldn't show him as a famous mathematician or a professional equestrian, why would Angel's be so contrary to her identity as Devil's mask if that were true?). Additionally, there's been misinterpretation of Angel's battle with Devil over Kazuya's soul. As stated by Harada himself, Angel is actually not a part of Kazuya's soul (specifically, the little remaining good); she's simply a supernatural entity vying with Devil over Kazuya's fate.
* FanPreferredCouple: Although in general the majority of pairing in the series are pretty obvious and almost have no intrigue, it seems that so many people like to pair Jin with Hworang and Lili with Asuka as BiTheWay. This perhaps even led to the fact that from the fifth game of Hworang was switched to FriendlyRivalry with Steve. In addition, fans also like to pair characters that have a temporary intersection in some games, for example Lee with Anna or Jin with Asuka.
* FightSceneFailure:
** Averted in the movie: the fight scenes are ''very'' well choreographed, even with nearly every character's fighting style being incorrect and several of the actors being people who hadn't done such scenes before.
** Averted with Gary Daniels as Bryan Fury, who's a real-life kickboxer, and what Bryan practices is kickboxing, [[FridgeBrilliance so it makes sense Bryan would be portrayed by a real-life kickboxer]].
* FoeYayShipping: You'd be surprised at how many people latch onto Yoshi/Kuni, Jin/Hwo, Asuka/Lili, etc.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: The later ''Tekken'' games have been criticized for how whacky and out-of-place the new characters are, with many of them being clearly {{anime}}-influenced, and that they didn't fit in game which was supposed to be game about fighters using relatively realistic martial art styles. It reached a boiling point with Lucky Chloe, a [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} kawaii]] pop idol girl who speaks in GratuitousEnglish and fights using [[DanceBattler dance moves]], making her quite possibly the most hated character [[AmericansHateTingle for western audiences]]. However, these kinds of whacky characters have been present since the beginning -- Yoshimitsu was a cyborg ninja that seemed a little out of place amid a roster of martial artists. Not to mention [[BearsAreBadNews Kuma]], [[MechaMooks Jack bots]], and [[BoxingKangaroo Roger]] were in the first two games as well. And the anime influence? Been there since ''3'', with Xiaoyu's anime-style ending and her character hitting most of GenkiGirl cliches found in anime.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Kazuya's relationship with Jun Kazama can be seen as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments ray of cuteness]], or something a bit more nefarious, depending on the interpretation of his tactics in seducing her. Given Scenario Campaign in ''6'', it would appear that he holds a soft spot for Jun, or at least views her neutrally, seeing as he describes her as fearless and mysterious.
** Speaking of which, where does Jun fit in now that [[spoiler:she's Unknown?]] Or Unknown for that matter?
** Some fans believe Angel to be nothing more than a mask for Devil based on their ''Tekken 2'' story, but it hasn't been confirmed.
** What is Lee's exact position on the morality table? He's never been seen to make a formal HeelFaceTurn and his endings show him to be a bit of a jerk, but he is one of the most helpful characters in ''6''[='s=] storyline. Most would peg him as a neutral entity. He's generally decent nowadays (with quite a few PetTheDog moments in both ''6'' and ''Blood Vengeance'') and really only has it in for the Mishimas (adoptive half-brother Lars notwithstanding). At the end of ''7'', it looks like [[spoiler:he's on Jin's side, already securing him from Mishima Zaibatsu's grasp, helping Lars and Alisa, aiding the Zaibatsu deserters]], which may make him look like he did the formal HeelFaceTurn already, but perhaps there are still some ulterior motives hidden beneath those...
** Kazuya and Heihachi are... [[EvilVsEvil still not clear on who's worse]]. On one hand, Heihachi can have some PetTheDog moments (especially where [[MoralityPet Kuma]] is involved), but in the end, he's still a greedy bastard who's more cunning in manipulating things to be steered to his likings, and still responsible for everything in this mess. Kazuya bounces back between merely a victim of what Heihachi was planning, thus making him so messed up, but then his atrocities from ''Tekken 2'' on are far more open and shown to be worse than what Heihachi did: either he's just that bad, or [[AtLeastIAdmitIt he's just more proud to admit the crimes rather than hiding behind a facade]].
** Speaking of the Mishima clan... Jin seems cold and callous even by antihero standards. He doesn't show a drop of sympathy for Jinpachi, nor a shred of remorse for killing him, [[NotSoDifferent despite how similar their situations were]], and knowing full well that this man, who he was named after, [[WhiteSheep is the only good Mishima in the family]]. Likewise, he shows no great deal of remorse for the world war he started.(albeit one that was necessary to destroy Azazel, and thus, the Devil Gene [[spoiler:even though the latter attempt ended up failing.]] Not even when confronted with the grieving brother of one his ''numerous'' victims or forcing Lars to kill a girl he clearly cared for does he show a drop of remorse, and even mocks both of them. One wonders if he cares about anything but getting rid of his curse, with the exception of [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother, Jun]], and [[MoralityPet Xiaoyu]]. Some people suspected the Devil Gene was taking him over at that point, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
* AmericansHateTingle: Bask in the glory of the pure unbridled ''rage'' of western ''Tekken'' fans that was unleashed upon the announcement of hyperactive, cat-obssessed ''moe'' combatant Lucky Chloe. The utter hatred of her had such an impact that they actually '''[[AscendedMeme made it canon]]'''. While her [[BitchInSheepsClothing true personality]] may have made her more fun for a character rather than a generic {{Moe}} idol, it was rendered not helping her case because in her Character Story, she proceeded to humiliate the hell out of Eddy Gordo, distracting him from his own quest for vengeance and dragging him into her idol shenanigans and considering her to be the ultimate disrespect towards Eddy's character arc, which is considered interesting by many Western fans. The best thing that the Western fans can come up with about her is just how she's preferable than the new reporter/narrator in the story mode - and that she plays pretty good.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Both Katsuhiro Harada, and both over the paid DLC situation of recent ''Tekken'' titles.
** Due to the outcry over the ''Street Fighter X Tekken'' DLC, he announced all the post-release content for ''Tag Tournament 2'' would be free and only the Tekken Tunes mode would have paid add-ons, which were strictly optional.
** With ''Tekken 7: Fated Retribution's'' console release, Harada stated that ''classic'' Tekken characters, ''if ''they return one day, would not be paid DLC, with the two additional guest characters, plus some optional bonus content being paid solely to cover development costs for the additional content and updates.
%%* AwesomeEgo: Heihachi Mishima.
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** The lack of fleshed out story modes for almost all the cast in ''Tekken 7'' has become a big problem for most of the fanbase. The character stories are universally considered a letdown. Some are mad with their favorite characters getting the shaft in favor of the Mishimas and Akuma, or the story doesn't matter and they are there for the amazing ''Tekken'' gameplay.
** Bryan. In a bit of a subversion, people have no qualms with the character. It's simply a matter of which ''characterization'' of him you like: the more reserved badass that debuted in ''3'' or the raging, power-hungry OneManArmy that emerged in ''5'' (''4'' was a bit of intermediate stage). Although it's worth mentioning that even in 3's ending, Bryan throws the upper half of a tank at a special forces squad and cackles on top of a police cruiser after killing them in one fell swoop, so he wasn't exactly what one would call 'reserved' in early installments.
** Ogre gets similar scorn, but not because of his character ([[FlatCharacter or lack thereof]]). He's seen as TheScrappy mainly because his inclusion forced the removal of Jun from the roster.
** Kazumi is becoming this due to the retcons of Kazuya's origin story that she represents as well as dragging out the devil gene plot for another game which some fans see as played out.
** The bound mechanic that allows players to bounce their opponents off the ground to continue their juggles. Both its inclusion in ''6'' and ''Tag 2'' and its later toning down to the point of it nearly being gone in ''Tekken 7''.
** Lucky Chloe fits the bill even in the American fanbase, in spite of the massive hatred she gets. While some are extremely pissed with her design and overly blatant moe attitude, there are many who are defending her, saying that the accusations are premature, she still brings diversity to the cast, pointing out many of the other more ridiculous character designs (such as Kuma or Alex), and that judgment should be reserved until how she plays has been shown. This is a fighting game, after all.
** Josie Rizal in ''7'', particularly amongst Filipinos, who either [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales love her]] because the Philippines has been historically underrepresented in video games, or hate her because of her {{Stripperiffic}} outfit and a [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous choice of name]] that they consider insensitive to Philippine culture and history. Outside Filipinos, the argument is different: She's either a decent character and someone that gives Bruce's moveset her own spin that it's good, or she's disliked for replacing Bruce at all, on top of [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass being a crybaby that cries in her victory.]]
** The inclusion of a GuestFighter in the update to ''Tekken 7'': [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]]. People are either excited for him and making jokes about how this is why he's not in the initial roster of ''Street Fighter V'', or despise him for being a GuestFighter and the fact that he is actually being implemented into the story of the game.
*** And in a more competitive sense, people fear that giving him a Super Bar will elevate him beyond everyone else. Reasons being 1) he can do EX versions of his moves, 2) he can FADC out of his attacks thus increasing combo potential, and 3) he can use another Super in addition to his Shun Goku Satsu Rage Art.
** Master Raven. Some dislike her for replacing the original Raven, while others like having another female fighter in the series. As a bonus for some, the fact that she's basically the ''Tekken'' equivalent to [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Taki]], quite possibly ''the'' most popular and iconic female character of that series, if not overall, in both [[MsFanservice appearance]] and personality, definitely helps with getting fans to accept her. On the other hand, there are those wanting a female ninja but would've preferred the return of Kunimitsu, especially after being revamped for ''Tag 2'', instead of a completely new fighter.
** Bob is a pretty big one. Some people love him for being a fat character that ''isn't'' used solely for comic relief, and for having a very fun playstyle. Others revile him for being [[TierInducedScrappy ridiculously overpowered]] (especially in ''Tekken 6'', case in point: EVO 2011 grand finals was a Bob mirror), and for having very little purpose in the game's roster other than being the token fat character - not to mention how he is a somewhat unsubtle [[TakeThatAudience jib at the serious playerbase]].
** Eliza returning in ''Tekken 7'' has gotten many people riled up for being ''yet another'' "waifu bait" character as opposed to a more traditional fighter. As the game already featured Lili, Asuka, Xiaoyu, Alisa, Josie, ''and'' Lucky Chloe, there are more than just a few who have accused Harada of deliberately PanderingToTheBase for what some view as the LowestCommonDenominator. The only way to avoid having Eliza in the base game is to ''not'' pre-order has also pissed off those gamers who want to do just that. The fact that she's getting in, while other characters like Armor King, Lei, Anna and Julia have been cut is another point of contention.
*** And then there are the players taking issue with her being a pre-order bonus for a different reason - that of course, being the fact that Harada has gone back on his word regarding DLC (see below).
** Lili is starting to become this due to fans accusing her of ruining Asuka's potential in the main story (given her status as a Kazama) and placing sole emphasis in her petty rivalry with her.
* BrokenBase: Oh boy, grab a chair and a bag of popcorn...
** Let's start with a series mainstay: juggling. It is either the lifeblood of Tekken that makes every match exhilarating and is equally rewarding to pull of as it is to see, or a cumbersome element that brings the actual gameplay to a standstill just so that a player can execute one. The additional mechanics introduced in subsequent games make this an even more turbulent topic to address.
** Bound/Bounce, introduced in the sixth game. Some think that it adds a whole new layer of depth to how combos are constructed, while others say that it drags out the length of the already long juggles even further AND results in greater amounts of damage. The revamped Tag features in ''Tag 2'' are an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: to some, it makes performing combos an even more complex (as if it were possible) and more visually appealing affair, while others find that certain combinations are just unfair in terms of damage and certain powerful combinations.
** Hell, ''Tekken 7'' itself is quickly becoming the most divisive entry in the entire series since the fourth game. The common complaint is that [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks it's more of the same]], but one camp sees the series' staples as tried-and-true and thus finds nothing wrong with it. Another camp, however, claims that, between the polarizing new characters, the recycled assets (character models, sound bytes, animations, voices and mechanics), the lackluster soundtrack and the lack of hype in comparison to other fighting games, this installment is evidence that the ''Tekken'' series is on life support.
*** [[LimitBreak Rage Arts]] are either a neat inclusion, or are out of place in the series. Not helping their case is the fact that a majority of them are simply several of a character's regular moves put together in a cinematic sequence.
*** The {{Nerf}} to backdashing and sidestepping, two of ''Tekken'''s biggest gameplay components. It's either received well for giving newcomers less to worry about when learning the game, or hated for the exact same reason.
*** The January 23rd trailer confirmed two things: that the game had been pushed back to June 2017, and that the game would be getting paid DLC post launch. Some people are angry at Namco for pushing back a game that they feel should have been released in 2016, and aren't taking the DLC plans well, as it shows Harada has blatantly gone back on his word. However, some people feel the delay is reasonable, as following ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'''s lackluster first year, they can see why Namco would want to polish the game as much as possible before getting it out the door, and that the DLC would help to breathe new life into the game in the months following launch. Also, Harada later assured that, as with [=TTT2=], post-launch DLC characters will ''not'' be part of the paid [=DLCs=], but will remain available for free (with the exception of Eliza and the two as-yet-unannounced guest characters).
*** Then there's the features that ''Tekken 7'' lacks in comparison to ''[=TTT2=]'' - namely Ghost Battle and Tekken Tunes. ''Tekken 7'' [[ReplacementScrappy tries to replace both with new features, but they both fall short]] - instead of Ghost Battle, we have Treasure Battle, which is the same basic thing, except it drops custom parts faster, and doesn't actually download ghost data, which was the whole point of the mode - and instead of Tekken Tunes, we have Jukebox, which, instead of letting the player change the [=BGMs=] to any sound file they care to import to their PS4, lets the player change the [=BGMs=] to...other ''Tekken'' music. Which is something Tekken Tunes already let you do anyway if you just imported other ''Tekken'' music.
* CommonKnowledge: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa is often cited as a member of the ''Tekken'' cast, usually as Kazuya. This is a mistake, as Kazuya was voiced by Creator/JojiNakata from the first game to the first ''Tag Tournament'', then Masanori Shinohara from ''4'' and so on. Not to say that Morikawa didn't do a thing, he did... Hwoarang's battle grunts before Korean voice actor Sang Hyeon Eom took over.
* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]], making his debut in ''Tekken 3'', was once a DirtyCop with ties to drugs. Killed in a shootout, his body was taken by Dr. Abel who revived him as a {{cyborg}}. After two years, Fury's body began to break down, but he was saved by Yoshimitsu and his friend Dr. Bosconovitch. As thanks for saving his life and making him stronger, [[UngratefulBastard Fury]] murdered Yoshimitsu's Manji Clan brothers and almost killed Bosconovitch, earning [[ArchEnemy Yoshimitsu's]] undying hatred. Determined to [[BloodKnight unlock his full potential]], Bryan entered the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, but Yoshimitsu forced him to retreat. Frustrated, Bryan traveled to battlegrounds across the world, [[OneManArmy killing and destroying]] until he [[VictoryIsBoring grew bored of how easy it all was]]. Giddy to crush anyone that would provide him with entertainment and a challenge, Bryan Fury is consistently portrayed as [[{{Sadist}} one of the cruelest fighters]] despite his lack of resources. Even Kazuya and Heihachi have had moments of decency before.
* CrackPairing:
** Julia with King II, due to the maybe 14 seconds of dialogue they shared in ''[=T5=]'', although that dialogue had a very [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Kilik/Xianghua]] feel to it. [[spoiler:She's the new luchador "Jaycee" in ''[=TTT2=]'' (note [[http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5288864131_d92048af25_b.jpg the pendant]]) only she's adopted a more wrestling-based style as well.]]
** For some reason, Christie/Steve was big around the time of ''4''. It's still a common ship in fanfiction.
** Similarly, Lili/Dragunov and Miguel/Zafina seems to pop up frequently in fanfics, for no reason other than first appearing in the same games.
** Ever since the second trailer for ''Tekken 6'', Hwoarang/Lili has gained some popularity simply because the two were depicted as [[BattleCouple tag-teaming]] against Jin. That and (in terms of FoeYay), [[DistaffCounterpart Lili is to Asuka as Hwo is to Jin]]. Let it be said that, canonically speaking, Scenario Campaign shows that Hwoarang has a low opinion of Lili.
** In-universe we can get this thanks to what the characters think of each other in the ''Tag'' games. Kazuya hating pretty much everyone and Jun liking the animals is [[JustForPun natural]] enough, and Asuka and Leo (and Lili) are friends in the Tekken comic, which can be seen as an implication that they would naturally get along with each other. But Bob and Asuka? Miguel and Bob? Paul and Bryan Fury? Ganryu and Devil Jin? [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Crack]] Pairing being the operative word.
** Pairing Zafina with either Miguel or Dragunov is also fair game in the eyes of some fans.
* CrazyAwesome:
** Yoshimitsu. He is unmatched in terms of this. No one--and we mean ''no one''--has a moveset revolving around ConfusionFu [[UpToEleven and then some]]. He can [[NotQuiteFlight rotate his mechanical hand to propel himself like a one-man helicopter]], [[BreathWeapon spew poisoned breath]], enter LotusPosition and spin with enough velocity to reappear on the other side of the opponent, and even ''commit {{seppuku}}'' and then spin (with the blade ''[[DeliberateInjuryGambit still embedded in his stomach]]''), [[BloodyMurder spraying his blood all over the place and damaging you with it]]! [[RuleOfFunny Or, he can just crash into you and fall down]].
** Well, there IS one character that possibly trumps Yoshimitsu in this regard: Doctor Bosconovitch, who (in ''3'', at least) is basically a geriatric man who keeps falling over because of his ailing health and has Yoshimitsu's moveset [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs modified by heavy amounts of crack cocaine]]. For example, he has a sword lunge stab similar to Yoshimitsu's (b,b+1) which is a OneHitKill, not due to the amount of damage the stab does as with Yoshimitsu, but because Bosconovitch stabs with a sort of taser which electrifies the opponent and just keeps shocking, damaging them bit by bit until they either die or he decides to hit the opponent out of it.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Tekken 7'' is where the Mishima saga concludes, which means Heihachi and Kazuya get more characterization and screentime than anybody else. Much of the story is about them trying to one-up each other in terms of villainy, and none of the heroes being able to stop them. Even ''[[BloodKnight Akuma]]'' comes off as more sympathetic than the Mishimas, at this point.
* DesignatedHero: Heihachi was, more or less, the central character in ''Tekken 2'' alongside Jun. The franchise as a whole runs on this trope, with Kazuya the lead in 1 and BaseBreakingCharacter Jin the lead in every game from 3.
* DracoInLeatherPants:
** Kazuya ''and'' Heihachi. They still occasionally switch places between who's EvilerThanThou DependingOnTheWriter.
** [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]] and [[SilentAntagonist Sergei Dragunov]]. In canon, Bryan's always been antagonistic since his debut with ''Tekken 3'', and only got worse from SanitySlippage until he was a full-on OmnicidalManiac starting in ''Tekken 5'', while Dragunov's role in ''Tekken 5'' involved trying to capture [[HumanoidAbomination Devil Jin]] [[PlayingWithSyringes so the Russian government could use his energy]] [[SummonBiggerFish to awaken a far more dangerous monster buried in Siberia]]. In fanon, they're blasted full-force with [[{{Wimpification}} Ukefication]], or at least labeled NotEvilJustMisunderstood, often to ship with other characters.
* DuelingGames:
** ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' is one against ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5''.
** ''Tekken Revolution'' may become one against ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' (''2013''), both being free to play games for the [=PS3=] and Xbox One respectively, with the latter winning so far.
** ''Tekken 7'' and ''[[{{VideoGame/StreetFighterV}} Street Fighter V]]'' for the eighth generation of console gaming. Ironic now that Akuma is revealed to be a GuestFighter.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The reason for Kazuya's return in ''4''. Also Nina, so much that she spawned her own SpinOff game. It's also the reason of why both of them were the first ''Tekken'' fighters revealed in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
** Yoshimitsu as well. He's one of the ''four'' characters to be present in ''every'' game (the others being Heihachi, Paul, and Nina) and his [[CrazyAwesome eccentricity]] has earned him a very devoted fanbase, to the point that [[LegacyCharacter his ancestor]] [[GuestFighter was ported over to]] ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur]]'' (make that two as of ''SCV'') to tell us that, yes, these two series share common ground. Like Kaz and Nina, Yoshi is also present in ''[=SFxT=]''.
** King. Aside from invoking the ProfessionalWrestling RuleOfCool deal, the fact that he got major crossover appearances through ''NamcoXCapcom'' and ''StreetFighterXTekken'' (being one of the first 5 Tekken characters announced). Not to mention him being one of [[NiceGuy the nicest characters in the game]] [[GoodIsNotSoft while not being afraid to kick ass when necessary]] is a breath of fresh air in the midst of tons of morally questionable characters filling in the CrapsackWorld the game takes place in.
** Given the ruckus fans have been making since their disappearance post-''Tekken 2'' (''[[DreamMatchGame Tag]]'' doesn't count), one can assume that Jun Kazama and Kunimitsu have this going for them as well.
** Lili is ''really popular'' for someone not involved in the whole Devil Gene business. She even appears as the sole ''Tekken'' representative in ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos]]'' and also pops up in ''[=SFxT=]''. She was also among ''the first'' characters revealed for ''Tekken 6'', seen alongside Jin and Hwoarang in the E3 2006 trailer. And ''Tag 2'' is giving her a spectacular, exclusive costume for her. In fact, it's gotten to the point where she has usurped Nina's position as the the ''poster girl'' for the ''Tekken'' series, having become the focus of the marketing and being among the first characters revealed for the game, whereas Nina had to wait until ''Fated Retribution'' to get in. Although it should be noted Nina has been the poster girl for ''Fated Retribution'' and has a major role in the story, likely due to fans backlash over her exclusion from the arcade edition of Tekken 7.
* EpilepticTrees:
** There has been some fan speculation that Angel came into existence because of Jun's presence.
** Heihachi's tenure as a GuestFighter in the [=PS2=] version of ''Soulcalibur II'' (most notably, [[spoiler:Heihachi accidentally cutting his hand with [[ArtifactOfDoom a fragment of]] [[EvilWeapon Soul]] [[TheCorruption Edge]]]]) has a few fans wondering about a possible connection between [[spoiler:Soul Edge and the Mishima bloodline]]. However, it should be noted that his participation in the series is non-canon.
*** [[spoiler:His ending in ''Soulcalibur II'' states it was AllJustADream, though...]]
** Quite a few people are convinced that Ogre is holding Jun's '''''[[PoisonOakEpilepticTrees severed head]]''''' in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0JM1QdafWg arcade intro]] to ''3''. Alternatively, this could be how Jin ''interpreted'' the events, seeing as he was knocked unconscious by Ogre.
** The true extent of Ogre's connection to Devil/the Devil Gene is ''ripe'' for these. Heihachi sought the Devil Gene in ''4'' so that he combine his genetic material with Ogre's to gain {{immortality}} or create a new lifeform. In ''Devil Within'', True Ogre's presence causes the Devil inside Jin to flare out of control. In ''Dark Resurrection'', Dragunov's ending has him revive an inanimate figure resembling True Ogre using Devil Jin's power/lifeforce.
* EvenBetterSequel: It is very often agreed that ''Tekken 2'' is this compared to ''Tekken 1'', and ''Tekken 3'' is this compared to ''Tekken 2''. Also, ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' compared to ''Tekken Tag Tournament 1'' and ''Tekken 6'' (which came out immediately before it, and uses largely the same engine).
* {{Fanon}}: Lots.
** Fans believe Wang to be Xiaoyu's grandfather due to Xiaoyu addressing him as such. In this case, Xiao was calling him "Grandpa" in the same way that a person would say "Gramps" to a random elder. They ''are'' distant relatives and Wang trained her at one time, but Wang is not her grandfather.
** For a long while, most fansites had the story of Bruce being Lei Wulong's police partner, who lost his memory on the plane crash and was manipulated by Kazuya into becoming his bodyguard. This seems to be a confusion from his canon story, where Lei's actual nameless partner was with Bruce in the plane.
** Most of Roger and Alex's story in ''Tekken 2'', probably due to them having little to none back then. This includes being trained by Armor King and being saved/sent to a safe wild area by Jun.
** Jun's role as Kazuya's MoralityPet in ''The Motion Picture'' is sometimes used to depict their relationship for the series proper. Then again, Kazuya's statements of her in ''Tekken 6'' (see AlternateCharacterInterpretation) seem to enforce this case.
** Christie's grandfather is ''not'' named Ho Chi Myong; the name was created by a FanFic writer.
** Based on what we've seen of Angel in ''T2'', ''Tag'', and ''Tag 2'', she is likely not just a mask for Devil. Fans interpret Angel's ''T2'' profile in a way that defies her ending movies. While those endings are not in main continuity (but ARE canon), they still reflect the character herself (Paul's endings wouldn't show him as a famous mathematician or a professional equestrian, why would Angel's be so contrary to her identity as Devil's mask if that were true?). Additionally, there's been misinterpretation of Angel's battle with Devil over Kazuya's soul. As stated by Harada himself, Angel is actually not a part of Kazuya's soul (specifically, the little remaining good); she's simply a supernatural entity vying with Devil over Kazuya's fate.
* FanPreferredCouple: Although in general the majority of pairing in the series are pretty obvious and almost have no intrigue, it seems that so many people like to pair Jin with Hworang and Lili with Asuka as BiTheWay. This perhaps even led to the fact that from the fifth game of Hworang was switched to FriendlyRivalry with Steve. In addition, fans also like to pair characters that have a temporary intersection in some games, for example Lee with Anna or Jin with Asuka.
* FightSceneFailure:
** Averted in the movie: the fight scenes are ''very'' well choreographed, even with nearly every character's fighting style being incorrect and several of the actors being people who hadn't done such scenes before.
** Averted with Gary Daniels as Bryan Fury, who's a real-life kickboxer, and what Bryan practices is kickboxing, [[FridgeBrilliance so it makes sense Bryan would be portrayed by a real-life kickboxer]].
* FoeYayShipping: You'd be surprised at how many people latch onto Yoshi/Kuni, Jin/Hwo, Asuka/Lili, etc.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: The later ''Tekken'' games have been criticized for how
whacky and out-of-place the new characters are, with many of them being clearly {{anime}}-influenced, and that they didn't fit in game which was supposed to be game about fighters using relatively realistic martial art styles. It reached a boiling point with Lucky Chloe, a [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} kawaii]] pop idol girl who speaks in GratuitousEnglish and fights using [[DanceBattler dance moves]], making her quite possibly the most hated character [[AmericansHateTingle for western audiences]]. However, these kinds of whacky characters have been present since the beginning -- Yoshimitsu was a cyborg ninja that seemed a little out of place amid a roster of martial artists. Not to mention [[BearsAreBadNews Kuma]], [[MechaMooks Jack bots]], and [[BoxingKangaroo Roger]] were in the first two games as well. And the anime influence? Been there since ''3'', with Xiaoyu's anime-style ending and her character hitting most of GenkiGirl cliches found in anime.



*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis Lucis Caelum]]. Not only does he use conventional weaponry instead of his fists, he ''isn't even from a fighting game'', astonishing pretty much everybody. Many actually pointed out that, with his sword-based fighting style, use of magic and TeleportSpam, that he would've been more at home in ''Soulcalibur''.

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*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis Lucis Caelum]]. Not only does he use conventional weaponry instead of his fists, he ''isn't even from a fighting game'', game'' (''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT]]'' [[Spinoff doesn't count]]), astonishing pretty much everybody. Many actually pointed out that, with his sword-based fighting style, use of magic and TeleportSpam, that he would've been more at home in ''Soulcalibur''.
29th Jan '18 3:41:23 AM AndyLA
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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]], making his debut in ''Tekken 3'', was once a DirtyCop with ties to drugs. Killed in a shootout, his body was taken by Dr. Abel who revived him as a {{cyborg}}. After two years, Fury's body began to break down, but he was saved by Yoshimitsu and his friend Dr. Bosconovitch. As thanks for saving his life and making him stronger, [[UngratefulBastard Fury]] murdered Yoshimitsu's Manji Clan brothers and almost killed Bosconovitch, earning [[ArchEnemy Yoshimitsu's]] undying hatred. Determined to [[BloodKnight unlock his full potential]], Bryan entered the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, but Yoshimitsu forced him to retreat. Frustrated, Bryan traveled to battlegrounds across the world, [[OneManArmy killing and destroying]] until he [[VictoryIsBoring grew bored of how easy it all was]]. Giddy to crush anyone that would provide him with entertainment and a challenge, Bryan Fury is consistently portrayed as [[{{Sadist}} one of the cruelest fighters]] despite his lack of resources.

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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Bryan Fury]], making his debut in ''Tekken 3'', was once a DirtyCop with ties to drugs. Killed in a shootout, his body was taken by Dr. Abel who revived him as a {{cyborg}}. After two years, Fury's body began to break down, but he was saved by Yoshimitsu and his friend Dr. Bosconovitch. As thanks for saving his life and making him stronger, [[UngratefulBastard Fury]] murdered Yoshimitsu's Manji Clan brothers and almost killed Bosconovitch, earning [[ArchEnemy Yoshimitsu's]] undying hatred. Determined to [[BloodKnight unlock his full potential]], Bryan entered the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, but Yoshimitsu forced him to retreat. Frustrated, Bryan traveled to battlegrounds across the world, [[OneManArmy killing and destroying]] until he [[VictoryIsBoring grew bored of how easy it all was]]. Giddy to crush anyone that would provide him with entertainment and a challenge, Bryan Fury is consistently portrayed as [[{{Sadist}} one of the cruelest fighters]] despite his lack of resources. Even Kazuya and Heihachi have had moments of decency before.



** He is unmatched in terms of this. No one--and we mean ''no one''--has a moveset revolving around ConfusionFu [[UpToEleven and then some]]. He can [[NotQuiteFlight rotate his mechanical hand to propel himself like a one-man helicopter]], [[BreathWeapon spew poisoned breath]], enter LotusPosition and spin with enough velocity to reappear on the other side of the opponent, and even ''commit {{seppuku}}'' and then spin (with the blade ''[[DeliberateInjuryGambit still embedded in his stomach]]''), [[BloodyMurder spraying his blood all over the place and damaging you with it]]! [[RuleOfFunny Or, he can just crash into you and fall down]].

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** Yoshimitsu. He is unmatched in terms of this. No one--and we mean ''no one''--has a moveset revolving around ConfusionFu [[UpToEleven and then some]]. He can [[NotQuiteFlight rotate his mechanical hand to propel himself like a one-man helicopter]], [[BreathWeapon spew poisoned breath]], enter LotusPosition and spin with enough velocity to reappear on the other side of the opponent, and even ''commit {{seppuku}}'' and then spin (with the blade ''[[DeliberateInjuryGambit still embedded in his stomach]]''), [[BloodyMurder spraying his blood all over the place and damaging you with it]]! [[RuleOfFunny Or, he can just crash into you and fall down]].
28th Jan '18 7:47:32 AM RedScharlach
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-->"[The] thing I love about Heihachi is that all of his moves are soo overpowered and seem really cheap. Well, I guess if ''I'' was 70-years-old, I'd need cheap moves too. lol"
** Jin in ''4''. His Laser Scraper combo (if properly-timed) and a recovery time that was faster in most situations than most of the cast gave him viable tools to constantly apply pressure to his opponents. The end result? You're looking at the sole occupant of [[CharacterTiers top tier]] in high-level TournamentPlay. Jin endured quite a bit of TierInducedScrappy disdain during this time.

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-->"[The] thing I love about Heihachi is that all of his moves are soo overpowered and seem really cheap. Well, I guess if ''I'' was 70-years-old, 70 years old, I'd need cheap moves too. lol"
** Jin in ''4''. His Laser Scraper combo (if properly-timed) and a recovery time that was faster in most situations than most of the cast gave him viable tools to constantly apply pressure to on his opponents. The end result? You're looking at the sole occupant of [[CharacterTiers top tier]] in high-level TournamentPlay. Jin endured quite a bit of TierInducedScrappy disdain during this time.



** Katarina is considered a rather bad character- she has a lot of recovery on her moves, and while she puts up a lot of pressure she doesn't really do anything special. That is, of course, if you discount her 4+4 rapid kicks, which deal absolutely insane amounts of damage (for example, [[https://youtu.be/yBbG2D81zbw?t=20s here's a rather simple combo with her)]] . She's an excellent pubstomper at low levels, and while no true Tekken character is ''bad'', she's the one that will easily make you most angry at the game if you fight someone who spams kicks as her.

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** Katarina is considered a rather bad character- she has a lot of recovery on her moves, and while she puts up a lot of pressure she doesn't really do anything special. That is, of course, if you discount her 4+4 rapid kicks, which deal absolutely insane amounts of damage (for example, [[https://youtu.be/yBbG2D81zbw?t=20s here's a rather simple combo with her)]] .her)]]. She's an excellent pubstomper at low levels, and while no true Tekken character is ''bad'', she's the one that will easily make you most angry at the game if you fight someone who spams kicks as her.



** Poor, poor Jin... He also plays triple duty as a StoicWoobie and a IronWoobie. He eventually gives in and succumbs to becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.

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** Poor, poor Jin... He also plays triple duty as a StoicWoobie and a an IronWoobie. He eventually gives in and succumbs to becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.



** The first Armor King had his eye accidently smashed by his best friend, who later died, had [[IncurableCoughOfDeath an incurable unknown disease]] and was killed in a fight.

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** The first Armor King had his eye accidently accidentally smashed by his best friend, who later died, had [[IncurableCoughOfDeath an incurable unknown disease]] and was killed in a fight.
2nd Jan '18 6:38:30 PM NubianSatyress
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** [[DarkIsNotEvil Candy-flavoured]] zombie Jesus ''[[JustLikeRobinHood on a stick]]'', Yoshimitsu! He is unmatched in terms of this. No one--and we mean ''no one''--has a moveset revolving around ConfusionFu [[UpToEleven and then some]]. He can [[NotQuiteFlight rotate his mechanical hand to propel himself like a one-man helicopter]], [[BreathWeapon spew poisoned breath]], enter LotusPosition and spin with enough velocity to reappear on the other side of the opponent, and even ''commit {{seppuku}}'' and then spin (with the blade ''[[DeliberateInjuryGambit still embedded in his stomach]]''), [[BloodyMurder spraying his blood all over the place and damaging you with it]]! [[RuleOfFunny Or, he can just crash into you and fall down]].

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** [[DarkIsNotEvil Candy-flavoured]] zombie Jesus ''[[JustLikeRobinHood on a stick]]'', Yoshimitsu! He is unmatched in terms of this. No one--and we mean ''no one''--has a moveset revolving around ConfusionFu [[UpToEleven and then some]]. He can [[NotQuiteFlight rotate his mechanical hand to propel himself like a one-man helicopter]], [[BreathWeapon spew poisoned breath]], enter LotusPosition and spin with enough velocity to reappear on the other side of the opponent, and even ''commit {{seppuku}}'' and then spin (with the blade ''[[DeliberateInjuryGambit still embedded in his stomach]]''), [[BloodyMurder spraying his blood all over the place and damaging you with it]]! [[RuleOfFunny Or, he can just crash into you and fall down]].
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