Characters: Tekken 2

The list of Tekken characters who were introduced in Tekken 2.

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    Jun Kazama - Japan 

Jun in Tag 2

Fighting Style: Kazama-style Martial Arts

Appears in: 2, Tag, Tag 2, Revolution

An Animal Protection Officer for a group known as W.C.C.C., as well as The Chosen One. Raised among nature on a family line with powerful spiritual powers, she's the only one who notices Kazuya being controlled by mystical forces. While officially entering the tournament to arrest him for smuggling endangered animals, she's secretly wishing to release him. At the end, however, they end up getting together and she leaves pregnant with Kazuya's son. After fending off Devil from possessing her unborn child, she refuges herself and raises Jin alone 15 years, after which she's attacked by Ogre, and presumably killed by him.

Word of God, however, clarifies her status as "missing"/"in hiding". She will finally make her return in 7, 20 years after her last canonical appearance.

Tropes associated with Jun:
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Honestly, look at her in comparison to adult Jin! Or paired with her distant relative Asuka...
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Not so much in 2 as in her Tag appearances. The Scenario Campaign prologue series recap in 6 also implies that Jun's aura of mystery is partly what drew Kazuya to her.
  • Animal Motif: She has ravens and crows on her TTT2 1P costume. Both are usually birds of death. And considering who her alter ego is...
  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: How the games treat her disappearance\supposed death. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 treats her as some form of mystical energy being. See her ending (and Jin's).
  • Badass: Let's see...
  • Bare Your Midriff: Both outfits, surprisingly. Not so in Tekken Tag 2.
  • Beach Episode: The Tekken 2 game manual depicts this. See Nice Hat below.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Apart from the fact she is an absolute beast of a fighter and her Mama Bear qualities, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has her shaping up to be this. Her character redesign is darker. She reacts to Lili spying on her by telekenetically shattering her binoculars. And she is the final boss of the game; beat her in the first round and she turns into Unknown.
  • The Bus Came Back: Non-canon as it is, the February 2011 trailer for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 shows what appears to be Jun. Upon first impression, Jun seems to have taken a turn into darker territory. Her return is being handled in a similar way as when Kazuya reentered the series with the original Tekken Tag. Hopefully, this heralds her return to the series canon in 7, as Kazuya was revived in 4 after his reappearance in Tag 1.
  • Characterisation Marches On: Initially Jun was portrayed as the purest of pure. However as the series progressed her mysteriousness was played up and she had become more aloof... to the point that she accepts the fact that she is Unknown. Like Mother, Like Son?
  • The Chosen One: Jun is specifically given this title among her family. Her abilities were considered special among the Kazama, and (unlike Asuka) she is fully aware of them and adept at using them.
  • Confusion Fu: Her TTT2 movelist now has a lot more mixups and alternate stances, including one ("Izumo") which hits the opponent and can be initiated from a large majority of her moves, making her one of the most deceptive opponents in the entire game.
  • Counter Attack: A very big part of what makes her such an aggravating Final Boss in TTT2.
  • Creepy Crows: On her trousers; one of many indicators of Jun's much darker characterization in Tag 2.
  • Darker and Edgier: Where her design for TTT2 seems to be going. Recently revealed to have been taken to its logical conclusion, with the reveal of "Junknown". Now, one must consider that this may allow Jun to return to the canon games (probably starting with Tekken 7, since Kazuya returned to the series in Tekken 4, the game succeeding the first Tag Tournament).
    • Defeating Ogre in Arcade mode shows a cutscene where he — who went after Jin and attacked and supposedly killed Jun — gets blinded by a flash of light before the boss battle against Jun, and when she appears she's wearing a really dark and angry scowl. Beat her and purple ooze covers her body, then she becomes Unknown and looks up with a slight smirk. The intro also has Lili spying on her, to which she reacts violently.
    • Careful Jun, that quote at the top of the page makes you sound like Mishima. Another has her commenting, "So you survive"note , like she's upset you did. Somebody call an exorcist.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Yeah, she did at least once.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Due to Asuka inheriting her old Tekken 2/Tag movelist, most of her abilities were revised for TTT2.
  • Fanservice: Aside from the image in the Nice Hat entry below, one of her character panels in TTT2 shows her without pants. And here's the 3D version.
  • Final Boss: In Tag 2. Defeat her once and she bathes her peaceful garden in black goop and turns into Unknown to finish the battle.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In some P2 outfits.
  • Foil: Obviously to her alter ego, Unknown. But also to Asuka. While Asuka is the aggressive type, she has the traditional Aikido stance. Jun, on the other hand, is a Martial Pacifist, and her fighting stance is a hell of a lot more aggressive than Asuka's. And this doesn't get into moveset divergence.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Best seen in her ending in 2. She's even a member of the WWWC, a wildlife protection organization.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Portrayed as the very definition of pure. Threaten her son however and she will kill you, or kill herself trying to kill you. Those moves aren't just for show. Best her in any one round of the final fight of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and she'll go One-Winged Angel.
    • Good Is Not Nice: The animated film portrayed her as something of a grump, wanting to help others but coming across as not being good with people. This also seems to be the case in Tag 2, though how much of it is true in-canon remains to be seen.
  • Hair Decorations: The most iconic part of her appearance is her headband. Without it, she'd look like Unknown.
  • The Hero: Officially this for Tekken 2, beating Devil and all.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: It's believed that she enacted one of the You Shall Not Pass variety against Ogre, but nothing has yet to be confirmed.
  • Horrible Judge of Character/No Accounting for Taste: She felt attracted to Kazuya because of the darkness in him. Maybe she wanted to help him, but there's strike one. Jun then tells Jin, her son, that if anything happens to her to find Heihachi, so there's strike two. The second Tag game is (presumably) current and up to date storyline despite being non-canonical. One of Jun's Tag endings shows she still holds a candle for Kazuya even given what a bastard he's been (and when a positive Tag ending is tried with him he ignores her and in his final ending after beating her/Unknown he flat out absorbs her without even any tinge of remorse (not even Mad Love) and follows up with an Evil Laugh), strike three. She needs much better taste in men.
  • Hot Scoop: In The Movie.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Oh, so very much. Until she's made into Unknown, anyway.
    • Even this is debatable, though; Unknown is shown as a Good Is Not Nice at worst, her ending is breaking free of the Wolf ghost and another ending has her saving Jin from Ogre.
  • Killed Off for Real: Possibly. According to 6, she was indeed murdered by Ogre. However, considering that this was told from Jin's perspective (he assumed that she's dead), this is debatable. Director Katsuhiro Harada says that the only characters that were absolutely confirmed to have kicked the bucket were King I and Armor King I. It doesn't help that there are still all of those Jun=Unknown fan theories... However, the latter is not just a theory anymore, according to the new Tag game.
  • Lady of War: She fights with an Aikido-like mixed style and continues to retain an air of grace in her fighting. A way to contrast with Asuka.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Her custom team with Unknown is CounterLady. Jun (well, as played by the AI at least) is an utterly mad counterattack expert.
  • Mama Bear: She fought off/was murdered by Ogre, turned into Unknown, and then goes on to fight Ogre again to save Jin's life.
    • Canonically speaking, her run-ins with Devil and Ogre qualify.
  • Meaningful Name: One of the many meanings of the name Jun is "pure". Jun is able to quell the presence of malevolent entities and is a peace-loving woman.
  • Missing Mom: To Jin.
  • Mixed Martial Arts: Kazama-ryu/Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts incorporates traditional Japanese martial arts such as Aiki-Jujitsu or Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu (primarily), Aikido, Judo, and Karate. Her armbar mirrors the type common in UFC/MMA (although her approach to this — from a standing position — is unconventional to say the least) and her German suplex is traditionally a wrestling move. For bonus points characters can run in, tackle an opponent to the ground then mount them for the signature UFC "ground 'n pound". Some female characters slap doing this move, our Jun throws proper punches. However, in Tag 2, she throws palm strikes/slaps while mounting an opponent, and she lost her German suplex in favor of more traditional Japanese martial arts.
  • Morality Pet: A vision of Jun (or possibly her soul) is what prevents Jin from killing Heihachi in 4. Jin even says so himself. Bless your lucky stars, Heihachi...
    • In The Movie, she plays this role to Kazuya.
  • Nature Hero: She works as a part of a wildlife protection organization. This is mixed in with Jun's status (among her family) as The Chosen One.
  • Nice Hat: This piece of official artwork was used for the second game.
  • Not Good with People: Most characters in Tag 2 have someone they get along well with. Not Jun. She's distant and aloof with everyone. The animated film backs this up where she tries to do the right thing and help others but friendliness is a concept lost on her.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Fighting off Devil and Ogre. Without these actions, Jin would not be alive.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In Lars's ending in Tag 2 he dreams of having dinner with Jun. And Asuka. And Heihachi, Kazuya and Jin. Her serious demeanor drops, she enthusiastically serves dinner for the entire family and they are all rather funny. Alas it's All Just a Dream. Considering that by default, Jun is already bonafide Lady of War, whose only chink in her otherwise impeccable niceness is that Good Is Not Soft. And since Lars's dream is more or less making things Lighter and Softer... that's still in character for Jun, whereas she could afford in being nice and soft. So it becomes a question of whether her aloofness or becoming less serious is OOC for her.
  • Parasol Parachute: Her TTT2 item move allows her to glide into the stage using an umbrella a la Mary Poppins. Unfortunately, she's also vulnerable the whole time, which is why she usually glides towards her opponent's back.
  • Religious Bruiser: She was portrayed as The Lancer to Angel, and they share the same ending in the first Tag game where they heal Jin and Kazuya.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: One of her throws is called Tsukuyomi (The Shinto goddess of the moon).
  • She's Got Legs
  • SNK Boss: She knows the moves and tactics you use, and she has higher defense than even Unknown. Tie in fast, tricky high/low attacks and juggles and SHE. WILL. HURT. YOU.
  • Spirit Advisor: Her father actually appeared to her in ghost form, which helped her retrain her spiritual awareness and powers after living on the city for a long time.
    • It's assumed that Jun acts as this for her son. This is strongly hinted at in Jin's Tekken 4 ending where she stops him from killing Heihachi. Also reprised in Devil Jin's TTT2 ending.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Like Kunimitsu, she skirts the line at 5'7", which is impressive compared to the other Tekken girls, but if you take into account she's also Japanese this makes her almost an Amazonian Beauty. In gameplay, however, she appears taller than Kunimitsu, if only because Kunimitsu's fighting stance is quite low.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: In reverse. Originally, her son Jin resembled Kazuya moreso than her (not to a considerable degree, but there were some who mistook Jin for a teenaged Kazuya). As of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Jun's facial features look closer to that of Jin's.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Unknown.
  • Talking To Herself: Both Jun and Kunimitsu in 2 were voiced by seiyuu Shiho Kikuchi. You might recognize her as Whip, Ayamo Nakamura, Hilary/Hikari Tachibana, and Miharu Tatebayashi.
  • Technical Pacifist: Jun might like to avoid violence, but if she can't she's a serious Mixed Martial Arts practitioner, one of the best fighters of the series, hero of the second game and taught her son well enough to become the main character of the series.
  • The Spartan Way: How she trained her son in the movie.
  • Woman in White: Not entirely, but her clothing is predominately light-colored. Most of the artwork from TTT does depict Jun clad in an elegant white dress... which has become an Ascended Meme. Her customization in Tag 2 is the famous white dress.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: We can accept Kazama style self defense martial arts incorporating wrestling/MMA-style arm bars, but Chris Benoit's german suplexes? Only in 2 and Tag 1, though; Jun seems to have lost those moves in Tag 2.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Some artwork paints her in this light.

    Lei Wulong - Hong Kong 

Lei in Tag 2

Fighting Style: Five-Form Animal Kung Fu and Drunken Boxing

Appears in: 2, 3, Tag, 4, 5/Dark Resurrection, 6/Bloodline Rebellion, Tag 2

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (2), Hiroya Ishimaru (3-5), David Jeremiah (6-current), Tomokazu Seki (Tekken: The Motion Picture)

The man called "supercop" from Hong Kong, famous of taking down many criminals. Lei at first investigates the Zaibatsu to check the crimes of Kazuya. He continues to do so on the Zaibatsu years later in the 3rd tournament. In the 4th tournament, however, Lei got hammered with misfortunes where his girlfriend dumped him for being too Workaholic and his career plummeted. He got back on track by foiling the plan of a syndicate that planned to kill Steve Fox. Later, he investigates the issue about Feng Wei alongside Asuka Kazama, but doesn't produce good results. But before he can rest, he then starts another job: arresting Jin Kazama.

Oh, and by the way, he looks like Jackie Chan too. Not coincidentally, Hiroya Ishimaru is also the voice actor for Jackie Chan in the Japanese dubs of his movies.

Tropes associated with Lei:

    Baek Doo San - South Korea 

Baek in Tag 2

Face me.

Fighting Style: Tae Kwon Do

Appears in: 2, Tag, 5/Dark Resurrection, 6/Bloodline Rebellion, Tag 2

Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (2, Tag), Byeong Hwa Yun (5-current), Lowell B. Bartholomee (ENG, Tekken: The Motion Picture)

Poor Baek went through the unenviable experience of killing his alcoholic father in a training accident. He was only able to lift his despondency by challenging various dojos. Just before Tekken 2, the situation got worse. A rival of Marshall Law had somehow found out about Baek's tragedy, and threatened to go public with it unless he ransacked Law's dojo, hence setting up their rivalry. After the fight was over, Baek, having come to terms with himself and regained some semblance of sanity, returned home to Seoul, where he spent most of the next two decades training youngsters (of which Hwoarang is the only named so far). He was assumed to be killed by Ogre, but was only put into a coma, which he later woke up from.

Tropes associated with Baek:

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: If not in his taekwondo dobok.
  • Berserk Button: It is stated he becomes crazy upon seeing blood, after the trauma of having killed his father.
  • Convenient Coma: As of 3, Ogre possessing a character's moves generally implied said character's death by his hand. Upon their respective returns to the canon, however, their disappearances are handwaved. In Baek's case, he was rendered comatose by Ogre before his return in 5.
  • Cool Old Guy: Well, not that old; see Younger Than They Look below.
  • Extremity Extremist: Slightly averted, as he does use punches.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Not him, but his father. Baek's father was originally a Taekwondo competitor, until he suffered an injury that ended that career. The resultant despondency was what lead to him becoming a drunkard, a general Mr. Nasty, and... you know the rest.
  • La Résistance: In 6.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after a mountain straddling the North Korea-China border. His name also roughly translates to "White Headed Mountain".
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Subverted in regards to Hwoarang, inverted in regards to his father. Played straight in his 6 ending, however.
  • Missing Mom: Baek's mother actually abandoned the family after his father got drunk and incarcerated, and the family plunged into poverty.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In his 2 ending, Baek sees a picture of his father and fondly remembers the time they spent together. This shocks him out of his semi-Unstoppable Rage and causes a "for-the-best" change in his characterization. Revisited in TTT2.
  • Not Quite Dead: As of 5. If his ending in 6 is canon, however, then he's probably been Killed Off for Real. Poor, poor Hwoarang.
  • Parental Substitute: He was raised by the policemen who found him after his father's death. In turn, he seems to function as this towards Hwoarang, since there are no hints of the latter having any other family members.
  • Perma Stubble: From 5 onward.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Of the utterly unintentional edition.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Seriously, he can school your ass dressed in a suit and a Nice Hat.
  • Stern Teacher: If Hwoarang's reactions are anything to go by. He instinctively braces himself whenever Baek calls on him, and apparently making him do 1,000 pushups is just warm-up!
  • Student and Master Team: Him and Hwoarang starting in 5.
  • Younger Than They Look: 48 years of age in 5 and 6? From his hair, you'd think he was in his mid-50s... At least, it's a nice contrast to the other series veterans who are Older Than They Look.

    Bruce Irvin - United States 

Bruce in Tag 2

I'm your worst nightmare.

Fighting Style: Muay Thai Kickboxing

Appears in: 2, Tag, 5/Dark Resurrection, 6/Bloodline Rebellion, Tag 2

Voiced by: Crispin Freeman (5, Cutscenes), ??? (5, Battle Voice), ??? (6-current, Cutscenes)

Kickboxer with a bad childhood. Early on, he decided to make a name for himself after growing up alone, so he got better at doing the only thing he was good at — fighting — and scrounged up enough to go to a fighting tournament in Thailand a bit before Tekken 2. His skill proved to be enough to win, but he beat the favorite for the tournament so badly that a mafia group put a contract out on his head. The hitman who was sent to kill him, as well as a Hong Kong policeman (who ends up having been Lei Wulong's partner) end up bringing the plane home down, and Bruce ends up surviving. Kazuya's men, who had presumably been following the tournament Bruce was in, found him where the plane had crashed and employed him in the Zaibatsu's private army.

After Kazuya's defeat he leaves Japan and travels the world as a mercenary, and once he learns Kazuya's alive he goes back to Japan for Tekken 5. When Kazuya drops out of the tournament he offers Bruce the position of his captain, this time with G-Corp, and Bruce agrees.

Tropes associated with Bruce:
  • Bald Black Leader Guy: He's almost completely bald, and he's the leader of Kazuya's forces.
  • Black Best Friend: It's funny how Kazuya specifically sought him out both times. They even have a special Tag throw in TTT2, where Bruce knees his opponent's chest, launching them straight towards Kazuya, who then knees the back of the opponent's head and kicks them down to the floor.
  • Crispin Freeman: His voice actor in 5.
  • The Dragon: To Kazuya.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign dialogues make this clear.
  • Friend to All Children: Several of his endings depict him this way.
  • I'm Your Worst Nightmare: So he's been saying, as of 5.
  • No Party Like a Donner Party: How he survives the plane crash before Kazuya's forces find him.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's 54 as of Tekken 6. He looks like he's in his mid-thirties at the very most.
  • Pet the Dog: His ending in 5, where he thrashes a trio of punks that just beat up a kid, messed up his punching bag, and stole his boxing gloves. He promptly returns the gloves to the kid, smiles, and says, "Keep it up, kid."
    • His Tekken 2 ending also counts, as he's giving a kid who watched his kickboxing training a thumbs up. Essentially, Bruce is a pretty nice guy, especially to kids, if you disregard he's working for Kazuya.
    • His ending to Tag 2 also has him rescue a baby bird from being run over by a car... though the car does explode in the process.
  • Scary Black Man
  • Throwing the Fight: He refused to do this before the events of 2. The bettors didn't exactly take it well...
  • Token Minority: He was the only black guy in the series until Eddy came along in the next game, and then later Raven. A partially justified trope in that Japan does not have a very big black population (they were never involved in the slave trade or colonisation), so it may not have even occurred to the makers to include one until the second game.
    • Also, Armor King appears to be black but is canonically a tanned Mexican.

    Roger Family (& Alex) 

Roger Sr
Roger Jr

Fighting Style: Commando-style Wrestling and animal techniques

Appears in: 2, Tag, 5/Dark Resurrection, 6/Bloodline Rebellion, Tag 2

Kazuya makes off with Dr. Boskonovitch after taking over the Mishima Zaibatsu. The goal: good old-fashioned genetic engineering to make vicious killer animals. He partially succeeds: the animals are intelligent enough to be trained. They just don't get really vicious.

The first one was Roger, a kangaroo. With boxing gloves, of course. Trying for more vicious, he starts following the Jurassic Park route and comes up with Alex. Between the two of them, he got barely enough bloodthirstiness to swat a fly. It is said, however, that once Alex reaches maturity he'd become real dangerous. If it will ever happen, however, is rather unlikely.

They enter the 2nd tournament, but anything they do there is largely unknown. Roger had a wife back then, and he became a father during his participation. Afterward, he left with his family to live in peace.

Years after, someone knew about where they lived, because Roger gets kidnapped shortly before the fifth tournament. Worried about him, his wife and son (Roger Jr.) enter the fifth tournament and find him. Things don't go well afterward.

Tropes associated with Roger and Alex: