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Steve Fox - England
Steve in Tag 2
Don't let me down.
Appears in: 4
, 5/Dark Resurrection
, 6/Bloodline Rebellion
, Tag 2
Adopted from near-birth with a strange mark on his arm. Steve became a boxer and quickly became one of the best in the business. After he refused to throw a fight for the mob, Steve entered the fourth tournament as one last hurrah before the hit-"man" caught up to him. After failing to win the tournament, he busted up the mob boss after him with the help of Lei Wulong. Later they both found out that the hitman hired to kill Steve was Nina Williams, his biological mother. Later Steve entered the 5th tournament, and after finding out the Mishima Zaibatsu facility were they were making "monsters like him" burst in there and wrecked the place, burning it to the ground. He later decided to train with Law and Paul for the sixth tournament.
Tropes associated with Steve:
- Big Brother Mentor: The Live-Action Adaptation makes him one to Jin.
- Boxing Battler
- British Accents: He has had at least two so far.
- To clarify, he was given an Estuary, almost RP accent in 4. In 5, however, Steve spoke with a more stereotypical Southern British (Cockney) accent (much to the chagrin of British fans), which was retained in 6.
- Button Mashing: A happy amateur can throw off a great number of devastating combos just playing with his left and right punches, enough to infuriate a lot of players with considerably more skill.
- Death Faked for You: Between Steve and Leo's endings in TTT2, it's strongly implied that Emma Kliesen, after being relocated by her superiors, duped the Mishima Zaibatsu into thinking NT01 had died under experimental strain, while actually having him sent to an orphanage.
- Difficult but Awesome: To use Steve at his best, you must be perceptive of your opponent's attacks as Steve's kick buttons are only used for dodging and weaving (meaning you can evade enemy strikes consistently but only if you're catching onto how your opponent is attacking). Furthermore you have to keep straight what punching attacks each tap of the kick button will permit you to do so you have an answer for any situation. However he is extremely fast, tricky due to his ability to dodge and counter as part of his repertoire, and his attacks have great priority due to their speed. A good Steve player can KO an opponent three times before they ever hit the ground.
- Disappeared Dad: We all know his beautiful blond bombshell of a mother, but his father's identity remains unknown.
- Every Scar Has A Story: The one on his left arm, probably from his unusual birth. Tag 2 suggests that it's actually from the Mishima Zaibatsu's early Devil Gene experiments.
- Extremity Extremist: Kicking is for wimps!note
- Fingerless Gloves: When not in boxing attire.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Good old fashioned boxing.
- Happily Adopted
- I Am a Monster: He feels resentment after finding out about his origins, and is determined to stop the Mishima Zaibatsu from creating any more "monsters" like himself.
- Lightning Bruiser: Quick as a whip, has some very sneaky attacks and deceptive movement patterns, and is the best dang character in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (and even before that, always a high-tier character in any of his appearances).
- Megaton Punch: Spitfire.
- Missing Mom: Well, kind of hard for the mom to be around when she's been in cryonic stasis... This obliquely applies to Emma Kliesen as well — she dared to treat the young Steve like a human boy and not a test subject, and was reassigned by her superiors.
- Mommy Issues: In 6, he's far from pleased by seeing Nina again in Scenario Campaign.
- Nina, You Are My Mother
- Power Fist
- Quest for Identity: And what he discovers isn't exactly a good thing.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Many, but special mention should go to the Gatling Gun, which gets prominently displayed in most of his intros.
- Shoryuken: His Peekaboo-Stance-specific Dreadnought Uppercut is basically this.
- Shout-Out: His Endless Roll is none other than the famous Dempsey Roll.
- You can also, through the use of customization, make him look like Eminem in Tekken 5.
- Stance System: Flicker stance and Peekaboo introduced in 6.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- World's Best Warrior: In the Boxing world, only. Steve completely dominates the sport.
- Yellow Boxing Gloves
Christie Monteiro - Brazil
Christie in Tag 2
Go easy on me!
Appears in: 4
, 5/Dark Resurrection
, 6/Bloodline Rebellion
, Tag 2
Xanthe Smith (4
), Lisle Wilkerson (5
), Laura Bailey
), ??? (Tag 2
The granddaughter of a Capoeira master. She became acquainted with her grandfather's prison mate Eddy Gordo who was released before him and from Eddy, she learnt Capoeira. They became friends, but Eddy suddenly vanished trying to locate his parent's murderer. Worried about him, Christie entered the fourth tournament to find out what happened to him. They succeeded in reuniting, and shortly thereafter her grandfather was released from prison, though he's terminally ill and an operation would not be possible without advanced technology from the Mishima Zaibatsu. Christie entered the 5th tournament, but loses. When she returned home, not only was her grandfather missing, but Eddy as well. Her only clue was in the 6th tournament.
Tropes associated with Christie:
- Animal Motifs: Her costume design features several butterflies.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: She delivers one to Eddy as a form of What the Hell, Hero? when she found out he's working for the Zaibatsu when in truth... her grandfather was Dead All Along.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Button Mashing: Being a Moveset Clone of Eddy and all.
- Dance Battler
- Does Not Like Shoes: Justified given her fighting discipline. She does wear sandals in her alternate outfits, though.
- Extremity Extremist: Capoeira and all.
- Moveset Clone: She becomes one for Eddy, seemingly taking the Ken route (speed-focusing).
- Nice Gal: Eddy-stuff aside, Christie is a nice gal that she's one of the few genuinely good characters in the Tekken-verse (aside of some like King II), she's friendly with the orphanage kids that Eddy built and her Capoeira style is a lot more playful and carefree than Eddy's. Sadly in Tag 2's ending, this trait backfires: when waiting for a train to leave so she can pursue Eddy, Christie ends up caring for a lost child until the mother arrives, because she couldn't leave the child alone. Doing so costs her the chance to reunite with Eddy.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: According to Word of God, her looks were based off of (former) supermodel Tyra Banks.
- Satellite Character: Eddy's been the focus of almost all her storylines. Hell, before TTT2 she even shared all her endings with him.
- She's Got Legs
- Ship Tease: Gets a lot of it with Eddy. The Live-Action Adaptation pairs her with Jin for some reason...
- Short Tank: Right down to her outfit.
- Stepford Smiler: Grandfather got extremely ill? She'll still keep the same laid-backness she had in 4. Did her Eddy just got missing and rumored to be involved with Dirty Business? Keep the same smile as she goes. It's only in her 6 ending that she finally cracks. Note that until then, her grandfather was alive. One wonders what kind of character she will be in the next installment of the series...
- Stripperiffic: If her upper body is Stripperiffic, her lower body is not, and vice versa. But give her customization, and she can get this full blown.
- Justified (slightly), since one of her outfits is clearly based off of a dancer's outfit and her style is Capoeira. Her other uniform, on the other hand... Probably something to do with Carnivale.
- Her item move in Tag 2 is a pole. Make of that what you will. (In fairness, this is also Eddy's item move, for some reason.)
- The Tease: While her poses and comments are sometimes flirtatious and sexually suggestive, it'd be a stretch to say that she's serious with her "advances".
- Underboobs: Her standard outfit.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In form of one Armor-Piercing Slap. To Eddy. Read above.
- According to the Tag Tournament 2 Allegiance Chart, she's taken her grandfather's death so hard, that if she is partnered with Eddy and he takes damage while on point, it will take far longer for Christie's Netsu power to activate than with most other characters (the same applies to when she is partnered with Jin, Kazuya, and to a lesser extent, True Ogre). Which sucks for Eddy, as Christie only needs to take fewer hits than most for his Netsu power to activate.
- Then her ending in Tag 2 twists the knife further. Christie would've forgiven Eddy, but Eddy himself has been deliberately avoiding Christie out of guilt.
Craig Marduk - Australia
Craig in Tag 2
Get your cameras ready folks, this ain't gonna last long!
Appears in: 4
, 5/Dark Resurrection
, 6/Bloodline Rebellion
, Tag 2
Marcellus Nealy (5 & 6), T.J. Storm (Tag 2-current)
A huge, brutal
Vale Tudo fighter, at the top of the world. Then he gets in a drunken brawl with Armor King, and killed him. He pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and was put in prison. Then someone managed to buy him out of prison, and gave him tickets to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Curious, he visits.
He then meets his benefactor: King II. Or at least his knuckles, elbows, knees, boot soles, and of course the cold hard ground. King puts poor Craig in the hospital and just barely stopped himself from murdering Marduk in his bed.
When he recovers, Craig calls out to King, in the worst way: by wearing Armor King's mask and taunting him. This pisses off King, and they meet. Before their match, Craig announces that they'll fight 'fair and square'. Craig... loses again, but this time he's helped up by King, and they become friends.
And then gets beat up by what appears to be Armor King.
Tropes associated with Craig:
- Attention Whore: Tying in with his Blood Knight tendencies, his Tekken 5 ending had him leaping into the middle of a high-profile boxing match, challenging both boxers, curbstomping them, and showing off for the cameras. All while a very agitated Steve Fox watches in the audience...
- Awesome Aussie: Not that you would know from looking at or listening to him.
- Badass Beard
- Bald of Evil —> Bald of Awesome
- Blood Knight
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Carpet of Virility: A far cry from the waxed chest look any other shirtless male has. Hell, Marduk is the only male character with any visible body hair until Miguel in 6.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In his (non-canon) ending from 4, he returns to the Vale Tudo circuit where he was one champion for private reflection in the arena. He's approached by the current champion who mocks and taunts him, and challenges him to a fight. Marduk lays him out with a single headbutt.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Defied at first, and then subverted in 5, when the two fight to a draw and then become friends.
- Easily Forgiven: With King. Armor King, on the other hand, is not going this route.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Fire-Forged Friends: With King II.
- Guttural Growler: And man, does he growl a lot.
- Heel-Face Turn: After being defeated by King II in Tekken 5.
- I Have a Family: Subversion. Marduk doesn't get a chance to say this (seeing as King had just finished using Marduk's body to paint the town red), but when King sees a picture of Marduk's family, he decides to relent and spare him.
- Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Land Downunder
- Mighty Glacier: Don't be fooled by his size; he can be a Lightning Bruiser as well on occasion.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He's Australian, yet sounds American.
- Shout-Out: His physique, taunts, catchphrases, moves... Everyone chant along: Goldberg, Goldberg, Goldberg...
- One of his customization options in 6 is based on Mike Tyson's face tattoo.
- Take That: An in-universe example. While challenging King before the fifth tournament, he's seen wearing a black jaguar mask like that of Armor King. King is not amused.
- The Worf Effect: Read the above blurb. Let's just say that the King family has been taking turns beating his ass after the death of Armor King.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- World's Best Warrior: In Vale Tudo MMA. He was undefeated for four years until they kicked him out for "a minor scandal".
- You Killed My Father: He instigates this with King II and Armor King II, though King II easily forgave him.
Combot in Tag 2
Combot is a robot designed by Lee Chaolan's robotics firm, Violet Laboratories. It is programmed to be able to mimic any human motion it can detect with its motion-capture matrix. Intended for a spectrum of tasks, Lee opts to use its ability to copy human movement to enter it as a contestant in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, believing that it would be unbeatable as it would learn every combatant's skill over the course of the tournament. However, due to flaws in its design caused by the abrupt development timetable, it is only able to capture a single entity's movements each time it is activated.
Tropes associated with Combot:
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: In both Lee's story and Combot's ending, it goes haywire and decides to target Lee. In the former, this prompts Lee to give an apt reply: "Damn it."
- The Bus Came Back: Combot hasn't been seen since Tekken 4 but the console version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 brings him back as a player-teaching tool in the game's Fight Lab mode. You can also use Combot in other modes, programming him with different moves from other fighters.
- Discard and Draw: Instead of All Your Powers Combined as Violet had intended.
- Power Copying: In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Combot has gotten an upgrade however. While still not exactly as Violet intended, Combot can be customized with moves from the whole roster now. (Though it's unknown if this is canon or not.)
- Ditto Fighter
- Divergent Character Evolution: Started out as a mere Ditto Fighter like Mokujin. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2 though, it is a customizable fighter instead.
- Hand Wave: Combot, unlike Mokujin, is incapable of switching styles between rounds. This is explained in its story that the robot can only use a single fighter's style every time it is powered on.
- Punny Name
- Shout-Out: in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 one piece of headwear you can get is dubbed the "Elite Combot," which consists of a horn that sticks out of the center of Combot's forehead.
Miharu Hirano - Japan
Miharu in Tag 2
Eriko Fujimaki (Tag 2
Miharu is a schoolmate and best friend of Xiaoyu's who also trained in the same style of martial art. She has never participated in a King of Iron Fist tournament in canon, but she is in the same circle of friends Xiaoyu shares (Panda, Jin and Alisa).
Unlocked as a time-release DLC character in a patch for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on October 9, 2012. She uses a modified version of Xiaoyu's moveset that greatly resembles her older movesets, but occasionally Miharu will lose her balance and trip.
Tropes associated with Miharu:
- Ascended Extra: Was a custom character for Xiaoyu in Tekken 4, made into a full character in Tag 2.
- Ass Kicks You: In Tag 2, one of the moves that distinguishes her from Xiaoyu.
- Badass Adorable
- Blood Knight: Shades of this when, after a fight, she might even try and challenge her tag partner.
- Book Dumb: Briefly parodied in Xiaoyu's ending, in which Miharu reveals that she failed all of her school exams. It's not canon, though.
- Brick Joke: Miharu, Xiaoyu and Alisa are approached to appear as extras in some movie in her Tag 2 ending. Lili's ending shows that they are part of a ploy to one-up Asuka.
- The Bus Came Back: Appears in Tag 2, having roles in a few characters' endings as well as being a playable character again.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Bruiser
- Moveset Clone: Of Xiaoyu, though she apparently is a little better gameplay-wise due to a glitch that seemingly makes her attacks a little stronger. Tag 2 differentiates them a little more.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not so much in the fourth game (unless you're into schoolgirls), but definitely this with her bikini top (not to mention a bust size that rivals Asuka's) and short-shorts in Tag 2.
- Ordinary High-School Student
- Palette Swap: For Xiaoyu, natch.
- Progressively Prettier: Compare her model from Tekken 4 to that of Tag 2.
- Reluctant Warrior: Her pre-fight quotes portray her as such.
- Sailor Fuku: In Tekken 4 only. In Tag 2, she wears a bikini top, denim shorts and sandals. Goes back to the Sailor Fuku in the TTT2 endings.
- Satellite Character
- Secret Character: You have to complete story mode with Xiaoyu to select her in 4. In Tag 2, she's DLC.
- Short Tank: In tag endings she has to jump to high five her partner, being about a head shorter and half the size of, say, Asuka.
- Technical Pacifist: Portrayed as scared of fighting, but she is able to put up a good fight when she has to (perhaps even better than Xiaoyu), and after a win she's really into it, to the point that she sometimes challenges her tag partner to a fight immediately afterwards.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her default 1P costume in TTT2.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?