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A list of Tekken characters introduced in Tekken 4.

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    Steve Fox - England 
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Steve Fox in Tekken 7

Don't let me down.

Fighting Style: Boxing

Appears in: 4, 5/Dark Resurrection, 6/Bloodline Rebellion, Tag 2, Revolution, 7/Fated Retribution

Voiced by: Guy Perryman (5), Gideon Emery (6-current)

Adopted from near-birth with a strange mark on his arm. A graduate of Oxford University, 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 he was a creation of the Mishima Zaibatsu and that the facility they birthed him in was still 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:
  • Age Lift: In the live action he's portrayed as a veteran Tekken fighter who knew Jun Kazama.
  • Badass Bookworm: Mentioned to be an Oxford University graduate in his Tekken 4 bio.
  • Bald of Awesome: Only in the live action film. In the games, ironically, he cannot be customized that way.
  • Big Brother Mentor: The Live-Action Adaptation makes him one to Jin.
  • Boxing Battler: Quickly worked his way up to become the world Middleweight Champion and one of the strongest fighters in the business.
  • 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
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: One of his Tekken 4 costumes.
  • 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.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: In Tekken 6, 20-something Steve joins the 40-something Paul and Law's team to enter the sixth tournament.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hooded boxing robe in Tekken 7:FR. Works as a Development Gag for him as it is based on an early sketch of his Tekken 4 design, where he wore almost the same outfit, just with a different pattern. Like Jin Kazama's hoodie, it can fall off during the course of the fight.
  • 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: Which of course, fits right into his fighting style.
  • 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: Justified, since he's a boxer. His everyday attires sometimes exhibit something resembling this one too, like the Hawaiian shirt in Tekken 4.
  • World's Best Warrior: In the Boxing world, only. Steve completely dominates the sport.
  • Yellow Boxing Gloves

    Christie Monteiro - Brazil 
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Christie in Tag 2

Go easy on me!

Fighting Style: Capoeira

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

Voiced by: Xanthe Smith (4), Lisle Wilkerson (5-current, Battle Voice), Nicole Balick (6, Cutscenes), ??? (Tag 2)

The granddaughter of a Useful Notes/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:
  • Ambiguously Brown: She's modeled after Tyra Banks but has a weird blend of Caucasian, African and Latina features. The fact that her grandfather has Asian features only adds to the confusion. Truth in Television given that she's from Brazil, which is a melting pot of mixed race people.
  • 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
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: In Tekken 4, but she appears more brunette in subsequent games.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Justified given her fighting discipline. She does wear sandals in her alternate outfits, though.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her default Capoeira outfits usually are purple or have some purple on them.
  • Extremity Extremist: Capoeira and all.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in Portuguese: Starting in Tag 2.
  • 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.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the most blatant ones in the series.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: According to Word of God, her looks were based off of (former) supermodel Tyra Banks.
  • No Flow in CGI: Showing off the advances in technology, Christie spends a lot of the Tekken 4 opening FMV flipping her hair. She's also the first fighter in the series to compete with long loose hair. Perhaps because of how tricky this is to render, she wears her hair tied back in Tekken 5.
  • Race Lift: While her race is in question (above), in the live action, she's played by the very white Kelly Overton.
  • Satellite Character: Eddy's been the focus of almost all her storylines. Hell, before TTT2 she even shared all her endings with him.
    • And yet, somehow, the series treats as if Eddy is the satellite to her! Sure he debuted first, but Christie took the spotlight in Tekken 4 while Eddy was relegated as a Palette Swap. The same thing happened in Tekken 5. Only in Dark Resurrection did he gets his separate slot again.
      • It's kind of justified. Word of God stated that the team originally planned to include a female Capoeira fighter in Tekken 3, but due to "unforeseen circumstances", they decided to design a male character instead. It's only till Tekken 4 that they managed to design their original plan. So, in a weird way, Eddy is Christie's replacement.
  • She's Got Legs: She usually has one costume that leaves the legs completely bare.
  • 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. Additionally she's from a very hot country and is very athletic, so she's probably used to not wearing very much usually.
  • 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 
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Craig in Tag 2

Get your cameras ready folks, this ain't gonna last long!

Fighting Style: Vale Tudo

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

Voiced by: 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:
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He's Australian, yet sounds American.
  • Race Lift: For some reason, his alternate costume in most games makes him black.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In Dark Resurrection, his alternate costume could be customized with a short mohawk, scruffy beard, and a large gold chain, making him look very close to Mr T.
    • One of his customization options in 6 is based on Mike Tyson's face tattoo. Also, Marduk's injured left ear is probably a reference to the Tyson/Holyfield bout in which Mike bite off Holyfield's ear.
  • 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.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: The only character who could really fit the description in the series until Gigas made his debut in Tekken 7. After Tekken 4 he was made even more top-heavy thanks to a bit of Art Shift.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • World's Best Warrior: In Vale Tudo. 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 

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Combot in Tag 2

Fighting Style: Fighting algorithm derived from adversarial analysis

Appears in: 4, 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: Though unlike Mokujin, Combot only changes fighting styles per-match instead of per-round.
  • 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 
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Miharu in Tag 2

Uh-uh! No way, no how!

Fighting Style: Various Chinese Martial Arts based on Piguaquan

Appears in: 4, Tag 2

Voiced by: Eriko Fujimaki (4), Ayumi Fujimura (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:


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