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Trivia: Tekken
  • 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.
  • 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 back in the first three games up to Tag. He stopped doing so starting in 4 since he says he's 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.
  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • I Knew It: Kazumi being the name of Kazuya's mother was all Fanon, until Tekken 7 that is.
  • 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 P Sone 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).
  • 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: It seems Tekken 3 will never see the light of day on the European (it's the PAL region, big surprise here) PlayStation Store. Apparently, it's because of Gon's presence alone, as Jawad Ashraf of SCEE himself confirmed on April 11th, 2011 a bit too nonchalantly:
    Jawad: "No Tekken 3 has the lil' guy Gon is a licensed character."
  • One of Us: Katushiro Harada, the creator of Tekken and a man who combats illness by binge-playing video games and drinking tequila, is a fan of The Idolmaster. 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 in response to irrationally dimwitted fans with unrealistic expectations, it shouldn't come as a surprise that given how many years this series has spanned, 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 what The Other Wiki and other sources tell you, Toshiyuki Morikawa has not been voicing Kaz since 4. It is Masanori Shinohara and it always has been 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. And recently 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 4, 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 Gōri has succeeded Banjō Ginga since 3. After Gouri's death, Unshō Ishizuka took over as of Tekken: Blood Vengeance onward.
    • Jung Goo Lee (Tekken 4) was replaced by Sang Hyeon Um from 5 and on.
    • In 3, Toshiyuki Morikawa provided Hwoarang's Voice Grunting.
    • Lee has two different voice actors: Ryōtarō Okiayu for his Japanese lines, and Kaiji Tang for his English-speaking persona Violet.
    • Steve Fox is voiced by an uncredited VA in 4, Guy Perryman in 5, and then Gideon Emery (that you, Balthier?) in 6.
    • Christie was originally voiced by Xanthe Smith, who was replaced by Lisle Wilkerson after 4. As of Tag 2, she now has a Portuguese-speaking voice actress.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • What Could Have Been:

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