Characters / Tekken
The cast as of Tag 2. Keep in mind, this still isn't all of them.
Given the nature of the series, the characters have been split into multiple sections.

Also, be prepared for SPOILERS concerning the characters in the games.

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    Jane - Russia

Appears in: 2, 3, 5, 6

Voiced by: Rumiko Varnes (T5), Erin Fitzgerald (T6), Jessica Schwartz (Tekken: The Motion Picture, ENG)

A girl orphaned in a conflict zone, she is spotted by Jack-2, who defies his programming and takes care of her. She later grows up to become a scientist for G Corporation.

Tropes associated with Jane:

  • A Girl And Her X: The X being a series of intelligent robots.
  • Hot Scientist
  • Interspecies Friendship: With the Jacks, who retain their memories of Jane due to the Jack-2 chip installed on their programming.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents died in an unspecified conflict.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Oh yes. Without the backstory, no one may ever know that the comely scientist who infiltrates Mishima Zaibatsu with Gun-Jack in his 3 epilogue is the same girl lounging with Jack-2 in his 2 ending.

    Dr. Abel - ??? 

Appears in: 3, 4

A Mad Scientist working for Mishima Zaibatsu as a rival of Dr. Bosconovitch. He is the creator of Bryan Fury.

Tropes associated with Dr. Abel:

  • Arch-Enemy: Is frustrated that Dr. Bosconovitch gets more recognition than he does to the point that his first order to Bryan is to assassinate him.
  • Bad Boss: Abandons Bryan once he finds out that the latter fails to kill Bosconovitch and is slowly dying.
  • Foil: To Dr. Bosconovitch. Bosconovitch is caring to his creations and robots in general, while Abel creates Bryan merely as a pawn for World Domination.
  • Mad Scientist: Par excellence.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen since Bryan punches him in his 4 ending. However, he is mentioned by Heihachi in 7, so he may still be around.
  • World Domination: Creates Bryan as a part of a planned zombie army that he would use to rule the world. Unfortunately, Bryan is crazier than he thought.

    Eddy's master - Brazil

Appears in: 3, 5

A master of capoeira, this man gives Eddy a purpose while the latter is incarcerated in prison by teaching him capoeira. He is also Christie's grandfather, and he instructs Eddy to teach Christie capoeira as soon as he is released.

  • Doting Grandparent: Is one to Christie, as shown in her and Eddy's 5 ending.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies in Eddy and Christie's 6 endings.
  • The Old Convict: incarcerated since before Eddy came and actually released two years after the latter.
  • Old Master: Of capoeira.
  • Soap Opera Disease: His unspecified illness conveniently gives Eddy and Christie enough time to participate in two whole tournaments. Not that it stops him from dying.

    Emma Kliesen - Germany

Appears in: TTT

A scientist and executive of G Corporation and Leo's mother. She is murdered by an assassin sometime before the events of 6, and Leo suspects that her superiors, including Kazuya Mishima himself, are somehow responsible.

Tropes associated with Emma:

    Tougou - Japan

Appears in: 6

Voiced by: Hozumi Gouda

Lars' friend in the Tekken Force and one of the few to support his rebellion.

Tropes associated with Tougou:

  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lars. There has to be a reason why he goes into trouble to defect from a world-dominating conglomerate to ally with a mere rebellious general.
  • Killed Off for Real: In Scenario Campaign.
  • Last-Name Basis: Thanks to being in the military, and as a result his given name is never revealed.
  • Mission Control: Briefs Lars in several chapters of Scenario Campaign.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Dies just before the climax of the Scenario Campaign as a further motivation for Lars to go on and take down Kazuya and Jin.
  • Satellite Character: Has little characterization beyond being Lars' loyal friend.

    Shin Kamiya - Japan

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (JP), David Vincent (ENG)

An enigmatic ex-Mishima Polytechnic student hunted by Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima for unknown purposes. Their assistants, Nina and Anna, respectively, send Alisa and Xiaoyu to infiltrate Kyoto International School, where Shin now attends.

Tropes associated with Shin:

  • The Ageless: Thanks to the M gene.
  • Blessed with Suck: The experiment with the M gene has made him immortal, essentially denying him the ability to die naturally, and makes him pursued by people curious about the experiment's machinations in the first place. Then it's revealed that the experiment's a distraction all along.
  • Bungled Suicide: Xiaoyu first meets Shin after he jumps from a building. She later learns that he has tried to kill himself multiple times, without success. They're prevented by his immortality.
  • Hunk: He's quite cut for an ordinary high school student.
  • Killed Off for Real: Heihachi swiftly disposes of Shin once his purpose as a lure is fulfilled.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A major reason Xiaoyu agrees for the espionage mission is because her target is a hottie.
  • Power Tattoo: Sports a black tattoo on his arms and chest, similar to the one possessed by Devil Jin. It glows green when Shin powers up the gene.
  • Red Herring: The M gene experiment is a lure Heihachi set up so Kazuya and Jin would personally face him, thus giving him chance to take their Devil Genes once again.
  • Remember the New Guy: Shin was a classmate of Jin back during his high school days. However it's justified since Jin's school life beyond Xiaoyu is never explored, not to mention that he and Shin may not be close.
  • Shower Scene: Other than for Fanservice, it's used to show Xiaoyu his tattoo, a side effect of the M gene experiment.
  • Sole Survivor: Xiaoyu finds out that Shin is not the only one to become experimented with the M gene. He's just the only surviving one.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome
  • Toplessness from the Back: During the aforementioned shower scene. Full-blown nakedness, actually; all the way to his rear end is shown.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Firmly holds this viewpoint. His first scene is a failed suicide, after all.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once Kazuya and Jin are assembled, Shin is no longer of importance to Heihachi, who proceeds to break his back.

     The Reporter - ??? 

Appears in: 7

Voiced by: Brian Stivale

A reporter from an unknown country conducting an investigation into the Mishimas after the deaths of his family during the war caused by Jin in 6. He is the narrator of the Mishima Saga Story Mode in 7.

Tropes associated with the Reporter:

  • Best Served Cold: Keeps quiet about his anger at Jin for causing the war that killed his family. It is only when the latter is vulnerable that he attempts to take revenge, but is fortunately stopped by Lars.
  • Dull Surprise: Oh boy...
  • First-Person Peripheral Narrator: He's the narrator, but the combatants, especially the Mishima family, are the main characters.
  • Good Parents: He cares for his son very much, and his death obviously angers him.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Will stop at nothing to write an expose about the Mishima and related families. He visits Japan on the spot just to confirm his findings for example.
  • Late to the Tragedy: Comes home too late to see his hometown razed to the ground.
  • Nerd Glasses: Later chapters of the story reveal that he wears this one.
  • Non-Action Guy: Is one in the Story Mode of 7, being the only non-combatant in Lars' company.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His son is killed during the war.