Trivia / Tekken

  • Actor Allusion: An aversion in Tekken 7 when there are costumes based on The iDOLM@STER. Kazumi received Chihaya's costume in spite of being voiced by Takane's VA.
  • Ascended Fanon: The identity of Unknown has been discussed for a long time among fans. Eventually, the most popular rumor that she's a One-Winged Angel version of Jun Kazama was made canon.
  • Box Office Bomb: The film's budget was $35 million. Its box office take? $1,696,665. Never theatrically released in America, the poor showing was especially incredible in Japan.
  • Casting Gag: Kunimitsu's new voice actor is Houko Kuwashima, who is known for playing another sexy, highly visible ninja.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Upon the release of Tekken 5, a Spanish magazine launched an article about the characters of the game, which turned out to be a specially atrocious example of misinformation. The article had Craig Marduk labeled as "Marshall Law", presented Ling Xiayou as come from the future (presumably a misunderstanding from her goal to build a time machine to change the past) and said that Yoshimitsu was Ogre's son.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Ironically, while Tekken Tag Tournament 2 clarifies beyond a shadow of a doubt that Leo is a woman, her speaking lines are voiced by a male German-speaking actor in the game. Her battle cries are still those provided by Veronica Taylor back in 6, however (see The Other Darrin below).
  • Descended Creator: Katsuhiro Harada himself initially voiced the battle cries for Law and Yoshimitsu. He stopped doing so for the former after Tag and the latter after Tekken 5 because he was no longer capable of replicating those sounds.
  • Fan Nickname: Heihachi apparently has a lot of these:
    • Mystic Manly Heihachi Muthafuckin' Mishima Bentley, Jr., which is usually abbreviated as Mystic Man Bentley or MMB.
    • Polish players reffer him as Heniek/Henio, which is a diminutive form of Henry.
    • Puertoricans, who have a very healthy and active Tekken-playing community, call him "El Viejo Cabrón", which roughly translates to "The Fucking Old Guy." The word cabrón in Puertorican Spanish can refer to both someone who's completely awesome and someone who's a complete dick... both apt descriptions for Heihachi.
    • Due to Hwoarang's name being hard to spell by Western players, he got nicknamed Bob. But now that there's an actual Bob on the roster... Fans now spell Bob (the nickname, which stands for Boy On Bike) as BOB to differentiate it from the actual character.
    • When Jaycee was first revealed in the initial trailers for TTT2, she was given the nickname "Queen" in deference to the existing male luchador King.
    • Fans were quick to dub Yoshimitsu's new look in Tekken 7 as "Hentaimitsu", due to him having several octopus tentacles adorning his armor.
    • In Japan, newcomer Claudio is referred to as "Osse", which is his line of dialogue where his hand becomes engulfed in blue energy.
  • God Does Not Own This World: Seiichi Ishii, the original director and lead designer of the series, left Namco shortly after finishing Tekken 2 and has not been involved with the series since then.
  • I Knew It: Kazumi being the name of Kazuya's mother was all Fanon, until Tekken 7 that is.
    • To clarify: the name kanji of Kazumi had already been introduced way back in Tekken 2, on Heihachi's stage. Through a generous Guide Dang It, you can force the camera to look down into a certain part of the floor to see a writing: 一美 (傘) 平八 (in fact, most of the trailers emphasized this part to show you that Kazumi is not an Ass Pull). The first two kanji are Kazumi's, the last two are Heihachi's, and the middle means "umbrella". It's a Japanese expression to show love between couples, so back then, it had been confirmed that whoever Heihachi's wife was named 一美. But because personal name kanji is so notoriously hard to predict, you can guess whatever readings from that: "Kazumi", "Hitomi", "Izumi", "Itsumi", "Kunitoshi"... The Fandom took "Kazumi" as their choice, possibly because it fits Kazuya's naming pattern better.
  • Jossed: The Tekken 3 intro, if you read into the Poison Oak Epileptic Trees that this is Jun's severed head, doesn't gel with the fact that she is alive and well according to the Tekken Tag Tournament games. Interviews prior to Tekken 7's release confirmed that she is alive and returning to the series.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Tekken 3 is the only PS1-era game that isn't available as a PSOne Classic on the PlayStation Store. Harada mentioned that, as much as he'd like to have it rereleased, certain difficulties were preventing it from coming out (most likely licensing issues involving Gon).
  • Missing Trailer Scene: A weird video game example (albeit minor). One trailer for Tekken 6 showed NANCY-MI847J's stage as being playable in a standard fight. This is not an option, even via random select.
  • Name's the Same: Here's something interesting. One of Jun's command techniques in Tag 2, the Housenka (uf+4,3 for those familiar with Tekken move notations), is the same name as one of Chun-Li's ultra combos.
  • No Export for You:
  • One of Us: Harada, a man who combats illness by binge-playing video games and drinking tequila, is a fan of The iDOLM@STER. His favorite character is Iori Minase, whose birthday he celebreated by changing his Twitter icon to her face, showing off the memorabilia he collected, and drawing a picture of her.
  • The Other Darrin: For reasons Harada exasperatedly describes at length here, the developers couldn't possibly retain the same voice actors for the majority of the characters even if they wanted to. There's also a weird case of this in Tag 2 wherein the returning European language speaking characters (Eddy, Christie, Lili, Miguel, Leo) now have lines in their native tongues, yet still retain their original battle cries from 6.
    • Averted in Kazuya's case. Contrary to popular belief, Toshiyuki Morikawa has not been voicing Kaz since 4. Instead, it has been Masanori Shinohara. According to the Japanese Wikipedia, Joji Nakata voiced Kazuya back in 1, 2, and Tag.
    • Marshall Law's voice actor (not counting the high-pitched warcries) changed from Robert Clotworthy in 5 to David Vincent in 6. Harada stated in an interview that for the longest time, he did the battle cries for Law.
    • Shiho Kikuchi voiced both Kunimitsu and Jun in 2 and Tag. As of their reappearances in Tag 2, they're now voiced by Houko Kuwashima and Mamiko Noto respectively.
    • Back in 5, Anna was voiced by Lenne Hardt, the woman responsible for Axl in Mega Man X7. Fortunately, she is decidedly sexy as Anna. She later got replaced in 6 by Tara Platt, who voiced another Namco hottie, Setsuka.
    • In Heihachi's case, Daisuke Gori has succeeded Banjo Ginga since 3. After Gori's death, Unshou Ishizuka took over as of Tekken: Blood Vengeance onward.
    • Nina was previously voiced by Lisle Wilkerson in Tekken 4, but was replaced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in Tekken 5. Her battle cries in the earlier Tekken games, meanwhile, were provided by Yumi Touma (yes, Nina's earlier voice actress later went on to voice Xiaoyu!).
    • Jung Goo Lee (Tekken 4) was replaced by Sang Hyeon Um from 5 and on. In 3, meanwhile, Toshiyuki Morikawa provided Hwoarang's Voice Grunting.
    • Lee has two different voice actors: Ryotaro Okiayu for his Japanese lines, and Kaiji Tang for his English-speaking persona Violet.
    • Steve Fox is voiced by an uncredited voice actor in 4, Guy Perryman in 5, and then Gideon Emery (that you, Balthier?) in 6.
    • Jack Merluzzi voiced Raven in Tekken 5; though his voice grunts are retained in subsequent games, since Tekken 6, he has been replaced by DC Douglas.
    • Christie was originally voiced by Xanthe Smith, who was replaced with Lisle Wilkerson after 4. As of Tag 2, she now has a Portuguese-speaking voice actress.
    • Eddy's voice actor was previously Marcus Lawrence in Tekken 5. Roger Craig Smith provided his dialogues since Tekken 6 onward, although Lawrence's grunts are retained.
    • Xiaoyu was originally voiced by Yumi Touma from her debut in Tekken 3 all the way to Tekken 6. The role was recast to Maaya Sakamoto in Blood Vengeance. It seems like this will stick, as Sakamoto reprised her role in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
    • Julia Chang has gone through three changes in voice actresses: Cara Jones voiced her in her Tekken 3 ending (it's unknown who did her battle cries), while Kimberly Forsythe did her voice in Tekken 4. Annie Wood took over Julia's dialogue and voice cries in Tekken 5, but since Tekken 6, her dialogues and by extension, Jaycee's have been provided by Stephanie Sheh.
    • Hiroya Ishimaru provided Lei's voice since Tekken 3, and he generally did a good job at imitating a Hong Kong English accent. However, Tekken 6 inexplicably replaced him with David Jeremiah, who sounds unabashedly American.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Come the Japanese version of Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Nina's voiced by Atsuko Tanaka, who's voiced several roles also done by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, her English voice actress.
  • Talking to Himself: The first animated movie has several cases of this.
    • Kazuhiro Yamaji, Kazuya's voice actor in The Movie, also voices Jin in the same movie.
    • Talking To Herself: Lisle Wilkerson voices both Nina and Christie in 5. And in The Movie, Minami Takayama voices Nina and young Kazuya.
      • In 6, Lisle Wilkerson voiced both Christie and Zafina.
  • Trolling Creator: Katsuhiro Harada is infamous for doing this on his Twitter constantly. The biggest one being him saying that Lucky Chloe will be removed from the US version and replaced with a muscular skinhead in response to some hate tweets. This added even more fuel to the fire in forums, even though he's joking.note  Basically, he is to Namco as Hideki Kamiya is to PlatinumGames.
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