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''Tekken'' is one of Namco's most popular franchises, and possibly the most successful 3D FightingGame series.

The game's plot starts with the Mishima Zaibatsu, a conglomerate of the Mishima family, run by Heihachi Mishima, sponsoring a tournament called ''King of Iron Fist''. The winner is promised a huge prize... if they can beat Heihachi, that is. As it turns out, the tournament winner is in fact his disgruntled son Kazuya Mishima. Having been thrown into a ravine when he was only five years old by Heihachi himself, Kazuya made a DealWithTheDevil, survived, and [[TrainingFromHell trained himself]] so he could [[CallingTheOldManOut exact revenge]]. Heihachi, too late to realize Kazuya's devilish power, was soundly beaten and was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard thrown by Kazuya into the same ravine where he was thrown by Heihachi]].

Eventually, Heihachi comes back and reclaims his place, killing Kazuya by throwing him into a volcano. The third game takes place after a TimeSkip and deals with Kazuya's son, Jin Kazama. The fourth deals with the [[BackFromTheDead return of Kazuya]], and later games continue to cover the struggle inside the Mishima family, with the Devil Gene complicating matters.

''Tekken'' has been extremely successful in arcades (and later in console ports), with characters' fighting styles influenced by real life martial arts. The series contains six games so far, as well as a dream tag match game called ''Tekken Tag Tournament'', and [[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=226229 a seventh game on the way]]. It has also spawned 3 separate movies; [[TekkenTheMotionPicture 1 traditionally animated]], [[Film/{{Tekken}} one live-action]] and [[TekkenBloodVengeance the most recent a CG movie]]. Ports were exclusively for the SonyPlayStation until the 6th installment, which received an {{Xbox 360}} port. The series has often been derided by the father of the ''{{Dead or Alive}}'' series, Tomonobu Itagaki; however, other FightingGame developers (such as the creator of ''MortalKombat'', Ed Boon) have highly praised ''Tekken''.

Lately, the series has been going from strength to strength; ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' was confirmed in late 2010 [[AndTheFandomRejoiced to much fanfare and approval]], and looks to be one of the most expansive and exciting entries of the series so far. Nintendo fans are finally seeing some ''Tekken'' love for the first time since ''Tekken Advance'' also, with ''Tekken 3D: Prime Edition'' for the Nintendo3DS and a title for the WiiU currently in development. Lastly, but certainly not least, the series is finally going head-to-head with its old rival, in the form of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' and ''Tekken X Street Fighter'', 2 separate CrossOver games developed by Capcom and Namco respectively.

Furthermore, a 3D CG movie based on the series (and developed by Namco itself) premiered in July 2011, called ''TekkenBloodVengeance'', a canon movie expanding on the series lore of the Devil Gene. The movie saw a limited theatrical release, but will see most of its distribution via DVD and Blu-ray releases later in 2011, as well as being bundled with ''Tekken Hybrid'' (a Blu-ray which also includes ''Tekken Tag Tournament HD'' and a demo of ''Tag 2'') and ''Tekken 3D: Prime Edition''.

[[Characters/{{Tekken}} The series' many, many characters can all be found here.]]

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!!This series provides example of:

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: There's Kuma for Panda, Ganryu for Michelle, and later her replacement Julia, and Xiaoyu for Jin.
* AmbiguousGender: Leo. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says female.]]
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Taken to an extreme in ''Tekken 6''.
* AnimeHair: Pretty much all of the Mishima kin, as well as Paul.
** Special mention must go to new guy Lars, who looks like a [[DragonBall Super Sayian]]. Of course, he [[spoiler:is Heihachi's secret son and so has Mishima blood (and hair) in him]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Feng, who was actually ''based'' on evil, arrogant kung fu movie villains.
* ArtShift: For some reason, Xiaoyu's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S54vMs-tydM ending]] in ''Tekken 3'' is in a 2D anime style with lots of SuperDeformed.
** Likewise her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3LHATflOoQ#t=0m59 ending]] in ''5''.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: This is how you take control of the Mishima Zaibatsu.
* AxCrazy: Bryan, complete with awesomely evil laugh. In fact, he ''gains'' health when Nina kicks him in the crotch. Or stomps on his crotch with her stiletto heels.
* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Everybody]]. It's a fucking FightingGame.
* BadassArmy: The Tekken Force
* BadassAndChildDuo: Jack carries around a little girl whose parents he killed and who he subsequently adopted.
* BadassFamily: The Mishima clan, natch. And, in what could be seen as a subversion of GameplayAndStorySegregation, this even applies in-game. The Mishima family characters have consistently appeared in the top tiers of every ''Tekken'' game up until they were finally bumped down to upper-mid and mid-tier characters in ''Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion''.
* BadassGrandpa: Heihachi, Jinpachi, and Wang.
* BackFromTheDead: Kazuya, and Heihachi even does it ''twice''.
* BaitTheDog: Kazuya.
* BallsOfSteel: ''Tekken Tag Tournament'' featured a number of special intros/outros from combining certain pairs of fighters on your team. Several outros involving Nina Williams features her delivering her signature Groin Attack to her partner, causing him to crumble to the ground. If you pair her with Bryan Fury, however, she'll deliver the groin attack ó but he laughs at it and does one of his taunts in response.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished
* BigBad: Heihachi in the first, third (with Ogre), and fourth games (w/ Kazuya), Kazuya in the second nad fourth, Jinpachi in the fifth, Jin [[spoiler:and Azazel]] in the sixth. Basically, anyone who takes over the Mishima Zaibatsu becomes the BigBad.
* BigBadEnsemble: Heihachi and the Ogre in the third, and Kazuya, Jin, and [[spoiler:Azazel]] in the sixth.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Lars' [[LaResistance team]] of [[DefectorFromDecadence renegade Tekken Force members]]]] in ''Tekken 6'''s Console story mode.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Mishima. ''Oh God'', the Mishima. Also the Williams to an extent.
* {{Bishonen}}: Lee Chaolan, Hwoarang, Jin Kazama, Steve Fox.
* BilingualBonus: Kuma is the Japanese word for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bear]].
* BilingualDialogue: Characters understand each other even though one speaks English, one speaks Japanese. They even understand what animals are talking about, when all they hear are growls.
** This is taken further in ''Tag Tournament 2'', where almost every character now speaks their respective native language (Leo speaks German, Lili French, and both Eddy and Christie Portuguese) as opposed to English in previous games.
* BossRush: ''Tag Tournament 2'' provides one; arguably the biggest (and only) one of the series thus far. Players must face a team of Heihachi and Jinpachi, followed by Ogre. [[spoiler:The final boss is Jun Kazama herself, and when she is defeated, she transforms into Unknown. The player must defeat her to complete arcade mode.]]
* BoxingKangaroo: Roger and his family.
** Parodied with Alex, a [[PaletteSwap boxing]] ''[[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs velociraptor]]''.
* BruceLeeClone: Marshall and Forrest Law.
** Also, Lei Wulong, a ''JackieChan'' Clone.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Kazuya pulls this on Leo when confronted about the death of [[spoiler: her]] mother.
* ButtonMashing: Noobs love to do this using Eddy or Christie, and Hwoarang to a lesser extent. Lili's been added. The ''CPU'' used to do this with Law in ''Tekken 2''.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Kazuya to Heihachi, later Jin to BOTH of them, and even later on [[spoiler: Lars to Heihachi]].
* ChainsawGood: Alisa Boskonovitch is built and fights with this.
* CharacterRosterGlobalWarming: Each game tends to feature two heavy characters, Jack and the bears. Now contrast this with the character roster of ''Tekken 6'', which is gigantic.
* ChefOfIron: Marshall Law, called "the fighting chef".
* ChineseGirl: Xiaoyu, despite being arguably the most stereotypically Japanese character. She doesn't even speak any form of Chinese.
* ComebackMechanic: ''Tekken 6'' has "Rage Mode", which activates when a character is low on life and does more damage the lower their life gets.
** In ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'', it returns but ''tweaked'' so that the losing character's partner is the one who gets "Raged" and the only way to get the buff is to tag them in. Also, it goes away after a certain amount of time and there are moves the opponent can do to end Rage Mode instantly.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Kazuya during his reign as Zaibatsu CEO. Heihachi subverts this in that he uses the Zaibatsu behind the scene for his own machinations but does a lot of good with the organization on the surface (legitimate good, not just VillainWithGoodPublicity stuff).
* {{Crossover}}: Yoshimitsu's ancestor shows up in the ''{{Soul|Series}}'' series.
** It is also likely, but not confirmed, that Mitsurugi is related to the Mishimas and Taki is related to Kunimitsu.
** And the aforementioned ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' and ''Tekken X Street Fighter''.
* DanceBattler: Eddy and Christie, especially in her victory pose. There's even a mode that allows Eddy to dance, disco style. Disco ball included.
** Not to mention Tiger, who is based on the original idea for Eddie, where he was an African American disco dancer rather than a Brazilian capoeria artist.
* DealWithTheDevil: Kazuya.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Azazel, Devil, Ogre.
* DifficultButAwesome: Despite being the main characters of the franchise (which usually assures accessibility), the Mishima characters are probably among the most challenging to use (with very demanding move execution and movement technique for a good player). However (''Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion'' not withstanding), a player who does understand their subtleties will have learned the best characters in the game.
* DirtyOldMan: Put Wang against any female (with the exception of Xiaoyu), and see for yourself.
** This becomes major Squick when he does it against ''Roger Jr.''.
* DittoFighter: Mokujin, Tetsujin, Combot, Unknown.
* DoingInTheWizard: The Mishima Clan's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Devil powers]] seem to be attributed to a fluke of genetics in the later games, rather than anything supernatural, in ''4''. In ''5'' and ''6'', however, it's pretty clear that the genetic fluke in question ''does'' have a supernatural origin.
* DreamMatchGame[=/=]GaidenGame: ''Tag Tournament''. ''Tag 2'' seems to be.
** Heihachi lost about 40 years and Jinpachi isn't dead anymore. Pretty sure you've got a DreamMatchGame on your hands.
*** On the other hand, this is hardly out of the realm of possibility. Heihachi's change is likely to stick for T7, [[ActorExistenceFailure given Daisuke Gouri's passing]].
* EasilyForgiven: King forgave Marduk for not only killing Armor King, but spitting on Armor King's name; basically they're now best buds. Armor King II, however...
* EasterEgg: every game since at least the 3rd installment has featured hidden moves, win poses, or character specific actions not listed in the manual or the in-game movelists. Some are hardly noticeable (i.e. moves with extra particle effects or Asuka berating Jin while hitting him), while others are [[RefugeInAudacity ridiculous]], [[BeyondTheImpossible over the top]], and/or [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]], (the Jacks malfunctioning and using their windmill punch when hit by a Devil laser, most male characters performing the [[http://eng.tekkenpedia.com/wiki/Headbutt_Carnival Headbutt Carnival]] with Heihachi....)
** ''Tag 2'' has fun with this using the tag mechanics; King and Armor King, for example, can do a special KO throw where the point character will execute a powerbomb grab, then hold the opponent down for a pin whilst the other character runs in as a ref and taps the 3-count.
* EmbeddedPrecursor: ''Tekken 5'' had the arcade versions of the first three games. It also included ''Star Blade'', a Namco space shooter from the early 1990s.
* EverythingsBetterWithBob
* EverythingIsWorseWithBears: Kuma.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: Tiger, so very much.
* EvilLaugh: Bryan.
** Devil Jin's laugh is also quite evil... [[LaughingMad and crazy]].
* EvilVsEvil: Mishima Zaibatsu vs G Corporation
* {{Expy}}: The newcomer Lars Alexandersson, which looks a lot like [[FateStayNight Archer]].
** As a bonus, Lars is voiced by the same voice actor as Archer.
** Take a look at Julia's ending in ''Tekken 6'', then have fun making up [[TombRaider Lara Croft]].
* ExtremityExtremist: Steve.
* FallenHero: Kazuya, quite literally when Heihachi threw him on a cliff.
** Heihachi inverts this as a fallen villain when Kazuya pays him back. His reply? "You should have found a steeper cliff."
** Like his father, Jin has gone from primary good guy to even worse than those who came before him.
*** [[spoiler:[[FakeDefector Are you sure?]]]]
* FlashStep: Lars has a lot of this.
* GenerationXerox: This series ''lives'' on this trope. If a LegacyCharacter doesn't make an appearance in the latest installment, expect a new character to show up with most of, if not all of their moves.
** This is especially interesting when the LegacyCharacter and the new character appear in the ''same game'': Hwoarang/Baek, Eddy/Christie, Michelle/Julia, Asuka/Jun, and in Tekken Tag Tournament 1, the record is Jack-2/P. Jack/Gun Jack '''in the same game.'''
** This occasionally leads to DivergentCharacterEvolution: in Tekken 1, all of the bosses were basically the original 8 again with a few moves borrowed from other fighters. Lee Chaolan was originally Marshall Law with Paul Phoenix's jumpkicks, in Tekken 6, the character is very different.
* GoldfishPoopGang: As of ''6'', it's Marshall Law, Steve Fox, and Paul Phoenix.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Kazuya Mishima's left eye glows red as of Tekken 4, either because of the Mishima bloodline's Devil Gene, or his resurrection by G Corporation. Mokujin, as well, though his aren't really evil as much as an indicator of evil. The wooden dummy comes to life whenever an evil force arises.
* InNameOnly: The naming of ''Tekken 3D: Prime Edition'' is somewhat redundant, as there's no ''other'' edition of the game at all. It's probably to prevent potential confusion if it were simply called ''Tekken 3D'' though.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kazuya and Heihachi. Oh, boy.
* JokeCharacter: Dr. Bosconovitch and {{Gon}} in the PSX port of ''Tekken 3''. Kuma, Panda, Roger, and Alex qualify, as well. Ironically, Dr. Bosconovitch was arguably the best character in ''Tekken 3''.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Yoshimitsu, who takes after [[SoulSeries his ancestor]].
** In ''Tekken 6'', he gains an item that allows him to dance in a circle and scatter gold coins around.
* {{Kevlard}}: Bob purposely gained weight so he could have this advantage.
* KilledOffForReal: The first King, and the current Armor King's brother.
** ''Tekken 5'''s roster seemingly defies this trope, bringing back a whole slew of ''Tekken 2'' sub-bosses who were thought to have perished against Ogre (due to Ogre possessing some of their moves). Some of their stories claim they never even crossed paths with him.
* KissingCousins: Not really, but in Asuka's ending Jin ends up in her cleavage. In quite a slapstick manner.
* LegacyCharacter: King and Yoshimitsu.
* LosingYourHead: Alisa Boskonovitch. She can even ''detonate'' it and ''materialize a new one''.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Steve Fox, Nina Williams is your HotMom.]]
* MaskPower: King and Armor King.
* MegaCorp: The Mishima Zaibatsu and the G Corporation. In ''Tekken 6'', Jin is using the former to try and TakeOverTheWorld and the latter [run by his father, Kazuya] is his only opponent.
* MissingTrailerScene: 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.
* TheMovie: A grand total of 3 (completely canonically separate) movies exist; ''TekkenTheMotionPicture'' (an [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] made in 1998), ''Tekken'' (a live action movie made in 2010, [[CanonDiscontinuity which was not supervised by Namco and later disowned by Harada]]), and ''Blood Vengeance'' (a [[ThreeDMovie 3D CG movie]] supervised by Namco and written by Dai Sato of ''[[CowboyBebop Cowboy Bebop]]'' fame) .
* MsFanservice: Christie. And Anna Williams, if you can get the death cam to shoot at the right angle...
** Many of the playable female characters, actually. Some with more revealing costume options than others. Christie's got the most {{Stripperiffic}} ones in Tekken 6, not to mention her normal fighting stance really shows off the JigglePhysics.
* {{Ninja}}: Raven and Kunimitsu. Yoshimitsu will tell you he is but he's a bit [[HighlyVisibleNinja over the top]].
* NatureHero: Julia Chang, and Michelle Chang before her. Jun Kazama was this mixed with [[TheMessiah angelic spiritual qualities]].
* NobodyPoops: Averted in Law's ''Tekken 6'' ending. Paul, Law and Steve had agreed to share the prize money, but Law uses laxatives to incapacitate them and give him enough time to steal all the money for himself (what a {{Jerkass}}). Paul's ending also implies that Law used these laxatives throughout the tournament to cheat their way to victory.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Just look at Bryan's ''Tekken 3'' and ''6'' endings... and Heihachi too, in ''Tekken 5''.
** Getting jumped by robots and then ''blown up and spending weeks under the debris'' was just a minor annoyance for Heihachi, apparently.
*** And Bryan is a near-invulnerable cyborg.
** How about [[spoiler: Jin's HeroicSacrifice]]?
*** Hey! And Kazuya in Heihachi's ending in ''Tekken 2''?
**** To be fair, he didn't actually survive. HeGotBetter though.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Law family, Lei Wulong, and Raven look like BruceLee, JackieChan, and [[{{Blade}} Wesley Snipes]], respectively. Also, Marduk has a strong resemblance to Australian wrestler Nathan Jones who had a brief WWE stint. Not surprising since Marduk's look was actually based on him. ([[HilariousInHindsight In fact]], Jones plays Marduk in the LiveActionAdaptation.)
** King and Armor King are essentially a giant love letter to ProfessionalWrestling. whilst their most obvious homage is to Tiger Mask, their grabs can be attributed to many famous pro-wrestlers, including [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]], [[StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold]], TheUndertaker and ReyMysterioJr.
** Thanks to ''Tekken 6'', add Julia Chang to the list as her ending and custom options are HEAVILY inspired by [[TombRaider Lara Croft]].
** [[MsFanservice Christie]] is based on Tyra Banks.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Several (though not all) English-speaking characters from non-American countries all have American accents instead of the ones you'd expect them to have. For example: Nina and Anna (Irish), Steve (British), Leo (German), Eddy and Christie (Brazilian), Marduk (Australian), Lili (Monégasque - well, French for extension), Bosconovitch (Russian), and so on. Lei was initially a subversion, until his Chinese accent suddenly became American in ''Tekken 6'' (it ''is'', however, a Hong Kong English accent, so this might be a DoubleSubversion).
** Also the main characters in ''6'''s Story Mode. Lars is Swedish and Alisa is a robot made by a Russian. They for some reason decide that the optimal language to speak would be perfect Japanese.
*** Alisa is arguable, considering she is a robot and ''can'' be programmed to speak Japanese. Lars has no excuse.
**** Except for the fact Lars [[spoiler:is half Japanese]] and has been working for a Japanese company, it would make sense that he would be bilingual, why he preferred Japanese is beyond this troper.
**** It's actually not too strange since Lars himself is well aware how big a deal his father is and that he probably have to deal with issues revolving around his father's family sooner or later. In the end, the final decision to make him speak Japanese is probably its easier that way while still remaining feasible.
** Most of the characters in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 speak their native languages like Hwoarang speaking Korean (which has been done ever since Tekken 4), Steve with a British accent and Leo with German. The Japanese characters (with Lars included) speak Japanese as always. The Williams sisters don't speak Irish English, though someone suggested in a forum somewhere that it was probably due to their time in cryosleep experiments.
* NotJustATournament: In ''Tekken 2'', Kazuya announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2 to get rid of Heihachi and his other enemies. In ''Tekken 3'', Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3 to lure Ogre out in order to capture him using the contestants as bait. In ''Tekken 4'', Heihachi needs to get the devil gene to become immortal so he announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 4 to lure Kazuya and Jin out to obtain the devil gene.
* TheOldCon: Eddie Gordo's backstory from ''Tekken 3'' is that he was framed by the Mishimas, and while in prison, was trained in Capoeira by the oldest convict interned there. DistaffCounterpart Christie Monteiro is the old man's granddaughter.
* OldMaster: Wang Jinrei.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Nina and Anna are in their 40s from ''Tekken 3'' onwards, but still look as though they're in their 20s due to their time in cryogenic sleep. Also, Lee is approaching 50, [[{{Bishounen}} but you wouldn't think it just from looking at him]]...
* OneWingedAngel: Several characters in the series have their own one-winged angel forms:
** Kazuya has Devil (the final boss of Tekken 2), who can fly, shoot lasers, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and has purple skin.]] Since Devil's last appearance in ''Tag Tournament'', Kazuya has fully accepted his demonic powers and it shows. (For reference, he uses Devil's lasers in the ''Street Fighter/Tekken'' crossover and can transform into Devil in ''Tag Tournament 2''.)
** His son, Jin, has been [[CursedWithAwesome "cursed"]] to inherit his father's devil gene. Since the fifth game, a second Jin aka Devil Jin has been playable. This version of Jin is not only [[CrazyAwesome bat]][[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity shit]] [[AxCrazy insane]], but embraces his devil powers and uses them in combat, in conjunction with a new fighting style (a mix of the Mishima-style Karate that normal Jin unlearned and the more traditional Karate that post-Tekken 4 Jin uses).
** Even the supposedly innocent Jun Kazama is not safe from this trope. The latest gameplay footage from ''Tag Tournament 2'' shows (and confirmed many a fan theory) her one-winged angel form is Unknown, the final boss of the ''Tag Tournament'' games. [[FanNickname Junknown]] uses other characters' fighting styles (ala Mokujin) but can willingly change her style mid-battle (not like Mokujin).
** ''Tekken 3'' has Ogre (the {{Final Boss}}, mind you) and True Ogre. The upgrade from Ogre to True Ogre comes with a somewhat {{Nightmare Fuel}}-esque change in apperance as well as a power upgrade. Oh, and he can fly.
** Another {{Final Boss}} example is Tekken 6's Azazel. Fulfill the right conditions, and a powerful golden Azazel (confirmed in ''6's'' Scenario Campaign to be Azazel's ultimate form) can be fought in the place of the normal variant.
** Yet [[RuleOfThree another]] example in the form of Jinpachi Mishima. His true demonic form is fought as ''Tekken 5's'' final boss (worth noting that a [[KillItWithFire fiery]] variant is fought as the final boss of ''5: Dark Resurrection''.) This is actually more of an inversion, as Jinpachi's (supposedly) regular form can be used as a playable character in ''Tag Tournament 2'' (where he is downgraded to a sub-boss; being a sub-boss battle with Heihachi)
* OneSteveLimit: Subverted in the fandom. Hwoarang's [[FanNickname nickname]] "Bob" is complicated, now that there's an actual Bob in the character roster. Possibly it's because Tekken was making fun of [[StopHavingFunGuys serious tournament players]] who started using "Bob" because they couldn't pronounce Hwoarang's name properly.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Xiaoyu's pet panda, Panda.
* PantyShot
* PetTheDog: In Kazuya's ending, he is shown to respect Jinpachi and even remembers the good old days training with him before making the DealWithTheDevil... [[spoiler:and then [[MoralEventHorizon kills him.]]]]
* PimpedOutDress: A few outfits, especially in ''5''.
* PowerTattoo: Jin's devil tattoo.
* PracticalTaunt: Lee Chaolan has one where he leans back and wags his finger at his opponent, beckoning them to come at him. While this may look like a taunt, it also has the more prominent utility of being an alternate stance that gives him access to moves that are great at countering a reckless charge, which is the likely reaction for someone who falls for the taunt.
* PromotedToUnlockable
* RecoveryAttack: starting with the third game in the series.
* TheRival: Hwoarang to Jin, Lili to Asuka, Kuma to Paul, Lee to Kazuya, King and Marduk, the members of the Mishima family to each other, Nina to Anna.
* TheOjou: Lili.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Almost everybody has this, usually coming back to the tournaments for revenge.
* RuleOfCool: Realistically, certain characters like [[EverythingsWorseWithBears Kuma]], [[PandaingToTheAudience Panda]], [[EverythingsBetterWithKangaroos Roger Jr.]], [[CoolSword Yoshimitsu]] and [[ChainsawGood Alisa]] should not have been allowed into fighting tournaments alongside humans, for the simple reason that they'd kill all of their opponents within seconds. Then again, who cares about being realistic when you can pit a panda bear against a kangaroo?
* RunningGag: Lee Chaolan's Thumbs Up.
** See SpankTheCutie below for another Lee Chaolan related running gag.
* SamusIsAGirl: Kunimitsu was a PaletteSwap of Yoshimitsu in the first game, but clearly female in subsequent installments.[[spoiler: Leo now counts too.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Ogre, Jinpachi, and Azazel.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Baek Doo San, according to his backstory. The Mishima ''wish'' they were...
* ShoutOut: Especially in regards of King and ProfessionalWrestling. Some of the customization items as well. {{CLAMP}} designed a special costume for Jin in celebration of the upcoming console release of Tekken 6. It's [[CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia's]] emperor outfit from ''R2'', minus the NiceHat. And that's not all: other [[NamesToKnowInAnime notable names in anime]] made costumes for some characters. [[{{Naruto}} Masashi Kishimoto]] has made a costume for Lars Alexandersson. He looks kinda like Deidara, but without the Akatsuki robe. Said outfit will making an appearance in ''NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm2''. Yoshimitsu gets a bonus costume in the pre-order version of ''6'' -- the [[PennyArcade Cardboard Tube Samurai]]. In the same game, Julia has thigh holsters, grenades, short shorts and boots. Now think about that as you watch her ending and ask if that reminds you of [[TombRaider anyone]].
** To go along with the above Julia example, Marshall Law gains some customizations that pretty clearly give him the appearance of Kenshiro from ''HokutoNoKen''. As both men derive inspiration from BruceLee, this is a justified nod.
*** Tekken 6 also lets the player buy a series of tracksuits for Marhsall Law with the [[GameOfDeath yellow tracksuit]] costing around three times as much as the rest
** The shootout scene in the Tekken Tag Tournament intro's [=PS2=] version is said to have been a nod to Terminator 2.
* ShockAndAwe: Though it doesn't actually electrocute anyone, the Mishima characters (Lars included) all emit some kind of electricity when they make a hard hit. As of ''Tekken 6'' there are hints that this actually factors into their heritage (based on Kazuya's comments to Lars during the final stage of Scenario Campaign), though the actual electricity may only be a visualization.
* ShownTheirWork: Come on, a luchadore who spends all his money on a mexican orphanage and--[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18626_6-real-people-with-secret-identities-nobody-saw-coming.html holy shit.]]
** And of course, the martial arts displayed are impressively well researched.
* SNKBoss: '''All''' of the bosses have some cheap trick up their sleeve. True Ogre, Devil, Jinpachi, and Azazel spam ranged attacks (most of which can't be blocked) and have insane combos - the latter two have insanely cheap stun movies that will stop any combo in its tracks. Unknown has an insane health bar and ''regenerates'' health to make up for her lack of cheap moves.
* SpankTheCutie: When Anna defeats Lee in her ''Tekken 5'' story mode, she sits on his back and spanks him.
** In COMBOT's ending for ''Tekken 4'', Lee shows up to yell at him when he's busy celebrating in front of everyone else. He promptly gets spanked and thrown aside.
** Also happens in ''Tekken Tag Tournament'' when you choose Lee and Heihachi.
** Prototype Jack gained this as a side throw in ''Tag''.
** Heihachi's item move in ''Tekken 6'' lets him spank anyone, [[RunningGag adopted son]] or otherwise.
* SpinningOutOfHere: Yoshimitsu possesses a special in his [[StanceSystem Indian mediation stance]] allowing him to spin so fast (while sitting down) that he instantly warps on the other side of his opponent.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted in some aspects, played straight in others. As of the sixth game, the storyline spans 23 years and it shows: technology evolves, characters age and some are outright KilledOffForReal. However, some older character plots seem to be stuck in perpetual limbo, perhaps because [[TheArtifact they've been around for a long while]] and nobody has any idea what to do with them (Paul wants to win the tournament, Law's short on money, Hwoarang has a rivalry with Jin, Xiaoyu has a crush on Jin, Nina & Anna [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry have]] [[CainAndAbel issues]]...)
* TheStoic: Sergei Dragunov
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Christie and Zafina.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Devil Jin and, uh, Devil himself, being Kayuza's ''actual'' evil conscience.
* TakeThat: Bob is a TakeThat at tournament players who called Hwoarang "Bob" because they couldn't pronounce his name.
* TimeSkip: Nineteen years between ''Tekken 2'' and ''Tekken 3''. ''4'' then jumps ahead another two years.
* TragicHero: Jin. BeingGoodSucks ''big time'' if you're a Mishima.
* TranslationConvention: ''Tekken 6'' has the character speaking in different languages (Bear!) and perfectly understanding each other. Thank Namco there's subtitles.
** Briefly Subverted in Tekken 4, where Jin speaks heavily-accented, broken English to Hwoarang in an ending cutscene.
** Taken UpToEleven in ''Tekken Tag 2'', now almost every single character is speaking their native language, not just a variant of english, japanese and chinese from the previous games.
* UnknownRival: Paul considers himself Kazuya's biggest rival, though he's largely ignored. Applies for Jin and Hwoarang later on in the series.
** After ''Tekken 2'', Paul's pretty much stopped caring about Kazuya and moved onto Kuma, who genuinely dislikes him.
** Lili and Asuka is another example. In the 6th game, Lili is determined to defeat Asuka, but the latter couldn't really care less...
** Jin's actually aware that Hwoarang wants a piece of him (in fact, he even remembers why) but he simply can't be bogged down with matters like this. It's an unusual case of ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies that applies to a rival rather than a loved one.
* VillainProtagonist: Jin in ''6''.[[spoiler:.. sort of.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Heihachi.
** Kazuya becomes this in 6, hailed as a 'savior' by the people by the now-tyrannical Zaibatsu under Jin.
* TheVoiceless: King and Armor King. Because all their "dialogue" is just unintelligible growls. Dragunov, who just doesn't talk at all - although WordOfGod and the Scenario Campaign of ''Tekken 6'' confirm that he is capable of speech, he just doesn't like to do it very often. Roger and Alex also can't talk properly, but they ''are'' animals...
* WeCanRebuildHim: Bryan. And Kazuya, who is brought back by the G Corporation after being [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thrown into a volcano by Heihachi]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: Lee is desperate for his adoptive father Heihachi's respect; he's never come anywhere near getting it. By the time of ''4'', though, he's decided to settle for humiliating him.
** The same with Jin and Kazuya towards Heihachi. Heihachi himself towards Jinpachi? He never asked a "Well Done" treatment from him. He preferred a more... direct... way of getting glory. By ''displacing and imprisoning'' Jinpachi. Essentially, Heihachi has ''no'' intention of doing anything that looks like relinquishing power to anyone, even a son or grandson. WellDoneSonGuy is ''not'' going to work on someone who doesn't believe in reciprocal respect in the first place, only power.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[PaletteSwap Kunimitsu, Tiger, Alex, and COMBOT.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Alisa, disable safe mode. And then reboot."]] We all knew it was coming, but still pretty cool.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Lee.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: In [[{{Ninja}} Raven's]] ending, Dragunov does, but [[ShadowClones misses]]. In Dragunov's ending, he takes a [[CrazyPrepared different]] [[StuffBlowingUp approach]].
* WhyWontYouDie: Heihachi and Kazuya supposedly "died" several times during the games' events, often with one killing the other. In the case of Kayuza, he was found by some science team members and resurrected.
* WorldWarIII: According to ''Tekken 6'', Jin has begun using the [[MegaCorp Mishima Zaibatsu]] for [[TakeOverTheWorld world conquest]] and declared war on several nations until the whole world itself is at war. [[spoiler: Although it's not conquest he's after, but trying to plunge the world into enough strife and horror that Azazel will gain material form -- and thus be killable.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The game features two fighters, King and Armor King, who are wrestlers. But that doesn't explain Heihachi Mishima (a karate master) busting out powerbombs, or kickboxer Bryan Fury's DDT, or even (Kenpo and Xing Yi practitioners) Michelle and Julia Chang's range of suplexes... the reason? Wrestling moves are cool!
** In Julia's Twisted Sister throw, especially cool. Even Jun has a couple of wrestling moves, though to be fair they are common, and lest we forget Goldber--sorry, Craig Marduk.
** Christy and Eddie can do a float-over DDT while Michelle and Julia can do tiger suplexes.
** Julia returns in Tekken Tag 2 as "Jaycee" and gets a luchador outfit by default. [[JustifiedTrope Guess she really did wrestle on the side.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Jin let Alisa be captured by the rebels, as she had cameras set up inside her to record their every move. Being able to activate her 'Kill them all' programming at any moment was another plus too.]]
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''Tekken'' is one of Namco's most popular franchises, and possibly the most successful 3D FightingGame series.

The game's plot starts with the Mishima Zaibatsu, a conglomerate of the Mishima family, run by Heihachi Mishima, sponsoring a tournament called ''King of Iron Fist''. The winner is promised a huge prize... if they can beat Heihachi, that is. As it turns out, the tournament winner is in fact his disgruntled son Kazuya Mishima. Having been thrown into a ravine when he was only five years old by Heihachi himself, Kazuya made a DealWithTheDevil, survived, and [[TrainingFromHell trained himself]] so he could [[CallingTheOldManOut exact revenge]]. Heihachi, too late to realize Kazuya's devilish power, was soundly beaten and was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard thrown by Kazuya into the same ravine where he was thrown by Heihachi]].

Eventually, Heihachi comes back and reclaims his place, killing Kazuya by throwing him into a volcano. The third game takes place after a TimeSkip and deals with Kazuya's son, Jin Kazama. The fourth deals with the [[BackFromTheDead return of Kazuya]], and later games continue to cover the struggle inside the Mishima family, with the Devil Gene complicating matters.

''Tekken'' has been extremely successful in arcades (and later in console ports), with characters' fighting styles influenced by real life martial arts. The series contains six games so far, as well as a dream tag match game called ''Tekken Tag Tournament'', and [[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=226229 a seventh game on the way]]. It has also spawned 3 separate movies; [[TekkenTheMotionPicture 1 traditionally animated]], [[Film/{{Tekken}} one live-action]] and [[TekkenBloodVengeance the most recent a CG movie]]. Ports were exclusively for the SonyPlayStation until the 6th installment, which received an {{Xbox 360}} port. The series has often been derided by the father of the ''{{Dead or Alive}}'' series, Tomonobu Itagaki; however, other FightingGame developers (such as the creator of ''MortalKombat'', Ed Boon) have highly praised ''Tekken''.

Lately, the series has been going from strength to strength; ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' was confirmed in late 2010 [[AndTheFandomRejoiced to much fanfare and approval]], and looks to be one of the most expansive and exciting entries of the series so far. Nintendo fans are finally seeing some ''Tekken'' love for the first time since ''Tekken Advance'' also, with ''Tekken 3D: Prime Edition'' for the Nintendo3DS and a title for the WiiU currently in development. Lastly, but certainly not least, the series is finally going head-to-head with its old rival, in the form of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' and ''Tekken X Street Fighter'', 2 separate CrossOver games developed by Capcom and Namco respectively.

Furthermore, a 3D CG movie based on the series (and developed by Namco itself) premiered in July 2011, called ''TekkenBloodVengeance'', a canon movie expanding on the series lore of the Devil Gene. The movie saw a limited theatrical release, but will see most of its distribution via DVD and Blu-ray releases later in 2011, as well as being bundled with ''Tekken Hybrid'' (a Blu-ray which also includes ''Tekken Tag Tournament HD'' and a demo of ''Tag 2'') and ''Tekken 3D: Prime Edition''.

[[Characters/{{Tekken}} The series' many, many characters can all be found here.]]

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!!This series provides example of:

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: There's Kuma for Panda, Ganryu for Michelle, and later her replacement Julia, and Xiaoyu for Jin.
* AmbiguousGender: Leo. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says female.]]
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Taken to an extreme in ''Tekken 6''.
* AnimeHair: Pretty much all of the Mishima kin, as well as Paul.
** Special mention must go to new guy Lars, who looks like a [[DragonBall Super Sayian]]. Of course, he [[spoiler:is Heihachi's secret son and so has Mishima blood (and hair) in him]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Feng, who was actually ''based'' on evil, arrogant kung fu movie villains.
* ArtShift: For some reason, Xiaoyu's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S54vMs-tydM ending]] in ''Tekken 3'' is in a 2D anime style with lots of SuperDeformed.
** Likewise her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3LHATflOoQ#t=0m59 ending]] in ''5''.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: This is how you take control of the Mishima Zaibatsu.
* AxCrazy: Bryan, complete with awesomely evil laugh. In fact, he ''gains'' health when Nina kicks him in the crotch. Or stomps on his crotch with her stiletto heels.
* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Everybody]]. It's a fucking FightingGame.
* BadassArmy: The Tekken Force
* BadassAndChildDuo: Jack carries around a little girl whose parents he killed and who he subsequently adopted.
* BadassFamily: The Mishima clan, natch. And, in what could be seen as a subversion of GameplayAndStorySegregation, this even applies in-game. The Mishima family characters have consistently appeared in the top tiers of every ''Tekken'' game up until they were finally bumped down to upper-mid and mid-tier characters in ''Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion''.
* BadassGrandpa: Heihachi, Jinpachi, and Wang.
* BackFromTheDead: Kazuya, and Heihachi even does it ''twice''.
* BaitTheDog: Kazuya.
* BallsOfSteel: ''Tekken Tag Tournament'' featured a number of special intros/outros from combining certain pairs of fighters on your team. Several outros involving Nina Williams features her delivering her signature Groin Attack to her partner, causing him to crumble to the ground. If you pair her with Bryan Fury, however, she'll deliver the groin attack ó but he laughs at it and does one of his taunts in response.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished
* BigBad: Heihachi in the first, third (with Ogre), and fourth games (w/ Kazuya), Kazuya in the second nad fourth, Jinpachi in the fifth, Jin [[spoiler:and Azazel]] in the sixth. Basically, anyone who takes over the Mishima Zaibatsu becomes the BigBad.
* BigBadEnsemble: Heihachi and the Ogre in the third, and Kazuya, Jin, and [[spoiler:Azazel]] in the sixth.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Lars' [[LaResistance team]] of [[DefectorFromDecadence renegade Tekken Force members]]]] in ''Tekken 6'''s Console story mode.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Mishima. ''Oh God'', the Mishima. Also the Williams to an extent.
* {{Bishonen}}: Lee Chaolan, Hwoarang, Jin Kazama, Steve Fox.
* BilingualBonus: Kuma is the Japanese word for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bear]].
* BilingualDialogue: Characters understand each other even though one speaks English, one speaks Japanese. They even understand what animals are talking about, when all they hear are growls.
** This is taken further in ''Tag Tournament 2'', where almost every character now speaks their respective native language (Leo speaks German, Lili French, and both Eddy and Christie Portuguese) as opposed to English in previous games.
* BossRush: ''Tag Tournament 2'' provides one; arguably the biggest (and only) one of the series thus far. Players must face a team of Heihachi and Jinpachi, followed by Ogre. [[spoiler:The final boss is Jun Kazama herself, and when she is defeated, she transforms into Unknown. The player must defeat her to complete arcade mode.]]
* BoxingKangaroo: Roger and his family.
** Parodied with Alex, a [[PaletteSwap boxing]] ''[[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs velociraptor]]''.
* BruceLeeClone: Marshall and Forrest Law.
** Also, Lei Wulong, a ''JackieChan'' Clone.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Kazuya pulls this on Leo when confronted about the death of [[spoiler: her]] mother.
* ButtonMashing: Noobs love to do this using Eddy or Christie, and Hwoarang to a lesser extent. Lili's been added. The ''CPU'' used to do this with Law in ''Tekken 2''.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Kazuya to Heihachi, later Jin to BOTH of them, and even later on [[spoiler: Lars to Heihachi]].
* ChainsawGood: Alisa Boskonovitch is built and fights with this.
* CharacterRosterGlobalWarming: Each game tends to feature two heavy characters, Jack and the bears. Now contrast this with the character roster of ''Tekken 6'', which is gigantic.
* ChefOfIron: Marshall Law, called "the fighting chef".
* ChineseGirl: Xiaoyu, despite being arguably the most stereotypically Japanese character. She doesn't even speak any form of Chinese.
* ComebackMechanic: ''Tekken 6'' has "Rage Mode", which activates when a character is low on life and does more damage the lower their life gets.
** In ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'', it returns but ''tweaked'' so that the losing character's partner is the one who gets "Raged" and the only way to get the buff is to tag them in. Also, it goes away after a certain amount of time and there are moves the opponent can do to end Rage Mode instantly.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Kazuya during his reign as Zaibatsu CEO. Heihachi subverts this in that he uses the Zaibatsu behind the scene for his own machinations but does a lot of good with the organization on the surface (legitimate good, not just VillainWithGoodPublicity stuff).
* {{Crossover}}: Yoshimitsu's ancestor shows up in the ''{{Soul|Series}}'' series.
** It is also likely, but not confirmed, that Mitsurugi is related to the Mishimas and Taki is related to Kunimitsu.
** And the aforementioned ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' and ''Tekken X Street Fighter''.
* DanceBattler: Eddy and Christie, especially in her victory pose. There's even a mode that allows Eddy to dance, disco style. Disco ball included.
** Not to mention Tiger, who is based on the original idea for Eddie, where he was an African American disco dancer rather than a Brazilian capoeria artist.
* DealWithTheDevil: Kazuya.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Azazel, Devil, Ogre.
* DifficultButAwesome: Despite being the main characters of the franchise (which usually assures accessibility), the Mishima characters are probably among the most challenging to use (with very demanding move execution and movement technique for a good player). However (''Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion'' not withstanding), a player who does understand their subtleties will have learned the best characters in the game.
* DirtyOldMan: Put Wang against any female (with the exception of Xiaoyu), and see for yourself.
** This becomes major Squick when he does it against ''Roger Jr.''.
* DittoFighter: Mokujin, Tetsujin, Combot, Unknown.
* DoingInTheWizard: The Mishima Clan's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Devil powers]] seem to be attributed to a fluke of genetics in the later games, rather than anything supernatural, in ''4''. In ''5'' and ''6'', however, it's pretty clear that the genetic fluke in question ''does'' have a supernatural origin.
* DreamMatchGame[=/=]GaidenGame: ''Tag Tournament''. ''Tag 2'' seems to be.
** Heihachi lost about 40 years and Jinpachi isn't dead anymore. Pretty sure you've got a DreamMatchGame on your hands.
*** On the other hand, this is hardly out of the realm of possibility. Heihachi's change is likely to stick for T7, [[ActorExistenceFailure given Daisuke Gouri's passing]].
* EasilyForgiven: King forgave Marduk for not only killing Armor King, but spitting on Armor King's name; basically they're now best buds. Armor King II, however...
* EasterEgg: every game since at least the 3rd installment has featured hidden moves, win poses, or character specific actions not listed in the manual or the in-game movelists. Some are hardly noticeable (i.e. moves with extra particle effects or Asuka berating Jin while hitting him), while others are [[RefugeInAudacity ridiculous]], [[BeyondTheImpossible over the top]], and/or [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]], (the Jacks malfunctioning and using their windmill punch when hit by a Devil laser, most male characters performing the [[http://eng.tekkenpedia.com/wiki/Headbutt_Carnival Headbutt Carnival]] with Heihachi....)
** ''Tag 2'' has fun with this using the tag mechanics; King and Armor King, for example, can do a special KO throw where the point character will execute a powerbomb grab, then hold the opponent down for a pin whilst the other character runs in as a ref and taps the 3-count.
* EmbeddedPrecursor: ''Tekken 5'' had the arcade versions of the first three games. It also included ''Star Blade'', a Namco space shooter from the early 1990s.
* EverythingsBetterWithBob
* EverythingIsWorseWithBears: Kuma.
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: Tiger, so very much.
* EvilLaugh: Bryan.
** Devil Jin's laugh is also quite evil... [[LaughingMad and crazy]].
* EvilVsEvil: Mishima Zaibatsu vs G Corporation
* {{Expy}}: The newcomer Lars Alexandersson, which looks a lot like [[FateStayNight Archer]].
** As a bonus, Lars is voiced by the same voice actor as Archer.
** Take a look at Julia's ending in ''Tekken 6'', then have fun making up [[TombRaider Lara Croft]].
* ExtremityExtremist: Steve.
* FallenHero: Kazuya, quite literally when Heihachi threw him on a cliff.
** Heihachi inverts this as a fallen villain when Kazuya pays him back. His reply? "You should have found a steeper cliff."
** Like his father, Jin has gone from primary good guy to even worse than those who came before him.
*** [[spoiler:[[FakeDefector Are you sure?]]]]
* FlashStep: Lars has a lot of this.
* GenerationXerox: This series ''lives'' on this trope. If a LegacyCharacter doesn't make an appearance in the latest installment, expect a new character to show up with most of, if not all of their moves.
** This is especially interesting when the LegacyCharacter and the new character appear in the ''same game'': Hwoarang/Baek, Eddy/Christie, Michelle/Julia, Asuka/Jun, and in Tekken Tag Tournament 1, the record is Jack-2/P. Jack/Gun Jack '''in the same game.'''
** This occasionally leads to DivergentCharacterEvolution: in Tekken 1, all of the bosses were basically the original 8 again with a few moves borrowed from other fighters. Lee Chaolan was originally Marshall Law with Paul Phoenix's jumpkicks, in Tekken 6, the character is very different.
* GoldfishPoopGang: As of ''6'', it's Marshall Law, Steve Fox, and Paul Phoenix.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Kazuya Mishima's left eye glows red as of Tekken 4, either because of the Mishima bloodline's Devil Gene, or his resurrection by G Corporation. Mokujin, as well, though his aren't really evil as much as an indicator of evil. The wooden dummy comes to life whenever an evil force arises.
* InNameOnly: The naming of ''Tekken 3D: Prime Edition'' is somewhat redundant, as there's no ''other'' edition of the game at all. It's probably to prevent potential confusion if it were simply called ''Tekken 3D'' though.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kazuya and Heihachi. Oh, boy.
* JokeCharacter: Dr. Bosconovitch and {{Gon}} in the PSX port of ''Tekken 3''. Kuma, Panda, Roger, and Alex qualify, as well. Ironically, Dr. Bosconovitch was arguably the best character in ''Tekken 3''.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Yoshimitsu, who takes after [[SoulSeries his ancestor]].
** In ''Tekken 6'', he gains an item that allows him to dance in a circle and scatter gold coins around.
* {{Kevlard}}: Bob purposely gained weight so he could have this advantage.
* KilledOffForReal: The first King, and the current Armor King's brother.
** ''Tekken 5'''s roster seemingly defies this trope, bringing back a whole slew of ''Tekken 2'' sub-bosses who were thought to have perished against Ogre (due to Ogre possessing some of their moves). Some of their stories claim they never even crossed paths with him.
* KissingCousins: Not really, but in Asuka's ending Jin ends up in her cleavage. In quite a slapstick manner.
* LegacyCharacter: King and Yoshimitsu.
* LosingYourHead: Alisa Boskonovitch. She can even ''detonate'' it and ''materialize a new one''.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Steve Fox, Nina Williams is your HotMom.]]
* MaskPower: King and Armor King.
* MegaCorp: The Mishima Zaibatsu and the G Corporation. In ''Tekken 6'', Jin is using the former to try and TakeOverTheWorld and the latter [run by his father, Kazuya] is his only opponent.
* MissingTrailerScene: 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.
* TheMovie: A grand total of 3 (completely canonically separate) movies exist; ''TekkenTheMotionPicture'' (an [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] made in 1998), ''Tekken'' (a live action movie made in 2010, [[CanonDiscontinuity which was not supervised by Namco and later disowned by Harada]]), and ''Blood Vengeance'' (a [[ThreeDMovie 3D CG movie]] supervised by Namco and written by Dai Sato of ''[[CowboyBebop Cowboy Bebop]]'' fame) .
* MsFanservice: Christie. And Anna Williams, if you can get the death cam to shoot at the right angle...
** Many of the playable female characters, actually. Some with more revealing costume options than others. Christie's got the most {{Stripperiffic}} ones in Tekken 6, not to mention her normal fighting stance really shows off the JigglePhysics.
* {{Ninja}}: Raven and Kunimitsu. Yoshimitsu will tell you he is but he's a bit [[HighlyVisibleNinja over the top]].
* NatureHero: Julia Chang, and Michelle Chang before her. Jun Kazama was this mixed with [[TheMessiah angelic spiritual qualities]].
* NobodyPoops: Averted in Law's ''Tekken 6'' ending. Paul, Law and Steve had agreed to share the prize money, but Law uses laxatives to incapacitate them and give him enough time to steal all the money for himself (what a {{Jerkass}}). Paul's ending also implies that Law used these laxatives throughout the tournament to cheat their way to victory.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Just look at Bryan's ''Tekken 3'' and ''6'' endings... and Heihachi too, in ''Tekken 5''.
** Getting jumped by robots and then ''blown up and spending weeks under the debris'' was just a minor annoyance for Heihachi, apparently.
*** And Bryan is a near-invulnerable cyborg.
** How about [[spoiler: Jin's HeroicSacrifice]]?
*** Hey! And Kazuya in Heihachi's ending in ''Tekken 2''?
**** To be fair, he didn't actually survive. HeGotBetter though.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Law family, Lei Wulong, and Raven look like BruceLee, JackieChan, and [[{{Blade}} Wesley Snipes]], respectively. Also, Marduk has a strong resemblance to Australian wrestler Nathan Jones who had a brief WWE stint. Not surprising since Marduk's look was actually based on him. ([[HilariousInHindsight In fact]], Jones plays Marduk in the LiveActionAdaptation.)
** King and Armor King are essentially a giant love letter to ProfessionalWrestling. whilst their most obvious homage is to Tiger Mask, their grabs can be attributed to many famous pro-wrestlers, including [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]], [[StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold]], TheUndertaker and ReyMysterioJr.
** Thanks to ''Tekken 6'', add Julia Chang to the list as her ending and custom options are HEAVILY inspired by [[TombRaider Lara Croft]].
** [[MsFanservice Christie]] is based on Tyra Banks.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Several (though not all) English-speaking characters from non-American countries all have American accents instead of the ones you'd expect them to have. For example: Nina and Anna (Irish), Steve (British), Leo (German), Eddy and Christie (Brazilian), Marduk (Australian), Lili (Monégasque - well, French for extension), Bosconovitch (Russian), and so on. Lei was initially a subversion, until his Chinese accent suddenly became American in ''Tekken 6'' (it ''is'', however, a Hong Kong English accent, so this might be a DoubleSubversion).
** Also the main characters in ''6'''s Story Mode. Lars is Swedish and Alisa is a robot made by a Russian. They for some reason decide that the optimal language to speak would be perfect Japanese.
*** Alisa is arguable, considering she is a robot and ''can'' be programmed to speak Japanese. Lars has no excuse.
**** Except for the fact Lars [[spoiler:is half Japanese]] and has been working for a Japanese company, it would make sense that he would be bilingual, why he preferred Japanese is beyond this troper.
**** It's actually not too strange since Lars himself is well aware how big a deal his father is and that he probably have to deal with issues revolving around his father's family sooner or later. In the end, the final decision to make him speak Japanese is probably its easier that way while still remaining feasible.
** Most of the characters in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 speak their native languages like Hwoarang speaking Korean (which has been done ever since Tekken 4), Steve with a British accent and Leo with German. The Japanese characters (with Lars included) speak Japanese as always. The Williams sisters don't speak Irish English, though someone suggested in a forum somewhere that it was probably due to their time in cryosleep experiments.
* NotJustATournament: In ''Tekken 2'', Kazuya announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2 to get rid of Heihachi and his other enemies. In ''Tekken 3'', Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3 to lure Ogre out in order to capture him using the contestants as bait. In ''Tekken 4'', Heihachi needs to get the devil gene to become immortal so he announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 4 to lure Kazuya and Jin out to obtain the devil gene.
* TheOldCon: Eddie Gordo's backstory from ''Tekken 3'' is that he was framed by the Mishimas, and while in prison, was trained in Capoeira by the oldest convict interned there. DistaffCounterpart Christie Monteiro is the old man's granddaughter.
* OldMaster: Wang Jinrei.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Nina and Anna are in their 40s from ''Tekken 3'' onwards, but still look as though they're in their 20s due to their time in cryogenic sleep. Also, Lee is approaching 50, [[{{Bishounen}} but you wouldn't think it just from looking at him]]...
* OneWingedAngel: Several characters in the series have their own one-winged angel forms:
** Kazuya has Devil (the final boss of Tekken 2), who can fly, shoot lasers, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and has purple skin.]] Since Devil's last appearance in ''Tag Tournament'', Kazuya has fully accepted his demonic powers and it shows. (For reference, he uses Devil's lasers in the ''Street Fighter/Tekken'' crossover and can transform into Devil in ''Tag Tournament 2''.)
** His son, Jin, has been [[CursedWithAwesome "cursed"]] to inherit his father's devil gene. Since the fifth game, a second Jin aka Devil Jin has been playable. This version of Jin is not only [[CrazyAwesome bat]][[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity shit]] [[AxCrazy insane]], but embraces his devil powers and uses them in combat, in conjunction with a new fighting style (a mix of the Mishima-style Karate that normal Jin unlearned and the more traditional Karate that post-Tekken 4 Jin uses).
** Even the supposedly innocent Jun Kazama is not safe from this trope. The latest gameplay footage from ''Tag Tournament 2'' shows (and confirmed many a fan theory) her one-winged angel form is Unknown, the final boss of the ''Tag Tournament'' games. [[FanNickname Junknown]] uses other characters' fighting styles (ala Mokujin) but can willingly change her style mid-battle (not like Mokujin).
** ''Tekken 3'' has Ogre (the {{Final Boss}}, mind you) and True Ogre. The upgrade from Ogre to True Ogre comes with a somewhat {{Nightmare Fuel}}-esque change in apperance as well as a power upgrade. Oh, and he can fly.
** Another {{Final Boss}} example is Tekken 6's Azazel. Fulfill the right conditions, and a powerful golden Azazel (confirmed in ''6's'' Scenario Campaign to be Azazel's ultimate form) can be fought in the place of the normal variant.
** Yet [[RuleOfThree another]] example in the form of Jinpachi Mishima. His true demonic form is fought as ''Tekken 5's'' final boss (worth noting that a [[KillItWithFire fiery]] variant is fought as the final boss of ''5: Dark Resurrection''.) This is actually more of an inversion, as Jinpachi's (supposedly) regular form can be used as a playable character in ''Tag Tournament 2'' (where he is downgraded to a sub-boss; being a sub-boss battle with Heihachi)
* OneSteveLimit: Subverted in the fandom. Hwoarang's [[FanNickname nickname]] "Bob" is complicated, now that there's an actual Bob in the character roster. Possibly it's because Tekken was making fun of [[StopHavingFunGuys serious tournament players]] who started using "Bob" because they couldn't pronounce Hwoarang's name properly.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Xiaoyu's pet panda, Panda.
* PantyShot
* PetTheDog: In Kazuya's ending, he is shown to respect Jinpachi and even remembers the good old days training with him before making the DealWithTheDevil... [[spoiler:and then [[MoralEventHorizon kills him.]]]]
* PimpedOutDress: A few outfits, especially in ''5''.
* PowerTattoo: Jin's devil tattoo.
* PracticalTaunt: Lee Chaolan has one where he leans back and wags his finger at his opponent, beckoning them to come at him. While this may look like a taunt, it also has the more prominent utility of being an alternate stance that gives him access to moves that are great at countering a reckless charge, which is the likely reaction for someone who falls for the taunt.
* PromotedToUnlockable
* RecoveryAttack: starting with the third game in the series.
* TheRival: Hwoarang to Jin, Lili to Asuka, Kuma to Paul, Lee to Kazuya, King and Marduk, the members of the Mishima family to each other, Nina to Anna.
* TheOjou: Lili.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Almost everybody has this, usually coming back to the tournaments for revenge.
* RuleOfCool: Realistically, certain characters like [[EverythingsWorseWithBears Kuma]], [[PandaingToTheAudience Panda]], [[EverythingsBetterWithKangaroos Roger Jr.]], [[CoolSword Yoshimitsu]] and [[ChainsawGood Alisa]] should not have been allowed into fighting tournaments alongside humans, for the simple reason that they'd kill all of their opponents within seconds. Then again, who cares about being realistic when you can pit a panda bear against a kangaroo?
* RunningGag: Lee Chaolan's Thumbs Up.
** See SpankTheCutie below for another Lee Chaolan related running gag.
* SamusIsAGirl: Kunimitsu was a PaletteSwap of Yoshimitsu in the first game, but clearly female in subsequent installments.[[spoiler: Leo now counts too.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Ogre, Jinpachi, and Azazel.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Baek Doo San, according to his backstory. The Mishima ''wish'' they were...
* ShoutOut: Especially in regards of King and ProfessionalWrestling. Some of the customization items as well. {{CLAMP}} designed a special costume for Jin in celebration of the upcoming console release of Tekken 6. It's [[CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia's]] emperor outfit from ''R2'', minus the NiceHat. And that's not all: other [[NamesToKnowInAnime notable names in anime]] made costumes for some characters. [[{{Naruto}} Masashi Kishimoto]] has made a costume for Lars Alexandersson. He looks kinda like Deidara, but without the Akatsuki robe. Said outfit will making an appearance in ''NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm2''. Yoshimitsu gets a bonus costume in the pre-order version of ''6'' -- the [[PennyArcade Cardboard Tube Samurai]]. In the same game, Julia has thigh holsters, grenades, short shorts and boots. Now think about that as you watch her ending and ask if that reminds you of [[TombRaider anyone]].
** To go along with the above Julia example, Marshall Law gains some customizations that pretty clearly give him the appearance of Kenshiro from ''HokutoNoKen''. As both men derive inspiration from BruceLee, this is a justified nod.
*** Tekken 6 also lets the player buy a series of tracksuits for Marhsall Law with the [[GameOfDeath yellow tracksuit]] costing around three times as much as the rest
** The shootout scene in the Tekken Tag Tournament intro's [=PS2=] version is said to have been a nod to Terminator 2.
* ShockAndAwe: Though it doesn't actually electrocute anyone, the Mishima characters (Lars included) all emit some kind of electricity when they make a hard hit. As of ''Tekken 6'' there are hints that this actually factors into their heritage (based on Kazuya's comments to Lars during the final stage of Scenario Campaign), though the actual electricity may only be a visualization.
* ShownTheirWork: Come on, a luchadore who spends all his money on a mexican orphanage and--[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18626_6-real-people-with-secret-identities-nobody-saw-coming.html holy shit.]]
** And of course, the martial arts displayed are impressively well researched.
* SNKBoss: '''All''' of the bosses have some cheap trick up their sleeve. True Ogre, Devil, Jinpachi, and Azazel spam ranged attacks (most of which can't be blocked) and have insane combos - the latter two have insanely cheap stun movies that will stop any combo in its tracks. Unknown has an insane health bar and ''regenerates'' health to make up for her lack of cheap moves.
* SpankTheCutie: When Anna defeats Lee in her ''Tekken 5'' story mode, she sits on his back and spanks him.
** In COMBOT's ending for ''Tekken 4'', Lee shows up to yell at him when he's busy celebrating in front of everyone else. He promptly gets spanked and thrown aside.
** Also happens in ''Tekken Tag Tournament'' when you choose Lee and Heihachi.
** Prototype Jack gained this as a side throw in ''Tag''.
** Heihachi's item move in ''Tekken 6'' lets him spank anyone, [[RunningGag adopted son]] or otherwise.
* SpinningOutOfHere: Yoshimitsu possesses a special in his [[StanceSystem Indian mediation stance]] allowing him to spin so fast (while sitting down) that he instantly warps on the other side of his opponent.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted in some aspects, played straight in others. As of the sixth game, the storyline spans 23 years and it shows: technology evolves, characters age and some are outright KilledOffForReal. However, some older character plots seem to be stuck in perpetual limbo, perhaps because [[TheArtifact they've been around for a long while]] and nobody has any idea what to do with them (Paul wants to win the tournament, Law's short on money, Hwoarang has a rivalry with Jin, Xiaoyu has a crush on Jin, Nina & Anna [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry have]] [[CainAndAbel issues]]...)
* TheStoic: Sergei Dragunov
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Christie and Zafina.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Devil Jin and, uh, Devil himself, being Kayuza's ''actual'' evil conscience.
* TakeThat: Bob is a TakeThat at tournament players who called Hwoarang "Bob" because they couldn't pronounce his name.
* TimeSkip: Nineteen years between ''Tekken 2'' and ''Tekken 3''. ''4'' then jumps ahead another two years.
* TragicHero: Jin. BeingGoodSucks ''big time'' if you're a Mishima.
* TranslationConvention: ''Tekken 6'' has the character speaking in different languages (Bear!) and perfectly understanding each other. Thank Namco there's subtitles.
** Briefly Subverted in Tekken 4, where Jin speaks heavily-accented, broken English to Hwoarang in an ending cutscene.
** Taken UpToEleven in ''Tekken Tag 2'', now almost every single character is speaking their native language, not just a variant of english, japanese and chinese from the previous games.
* UnknownRival: Paul considers himself Kazuya's biggest rival, though he's largely ignored. Applies for Jin and Hwoarang later on in the series.
** After ''Tekken 2'', Paul's pretty much stopped caring about Kazuya and moved onto Kuma, who genuinely dislikes him.
** Lili and Asuka is another example. In the 6th game, Lili is determined to defeat Asuka, but the latter couldn't really care less...
** Jin's actually aware that Hwoarang wants a piece of him (in fact, he even remembers why) but he simply can't be bogged down with matters like this. It's an unusual case of ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies that applies to a rival rather than a loved one.
* VillainProtagonist: Jin in ''6''.[[spoiler:.. sort of.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Heihachi.
** Kazuya becomes this in 6, hailed as a 'savior' by the people by the now-tyrannical Zaibatsu under Jin.
* TheVoiceless: King and Armor King. Because all their "dialogue" is just unintelligible growls. Dragunov, who just doesn't talk at all - although WordOfGod and the Scenario Campaign of ''Tekken 6'' confirm that he is capable of speech, he just doesn't like to do it very often. Roger and Alex also can't talk properly, but they ''are'' animals...
* WeCanRebuildHim: Bryan. And Kazuya, who is brought back by the G Corporation after being [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thrown into a volcano by Heihachi]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: Lee is desperate for his adoptive father Heihachi's respect; he's never come anywhere near getting it. By the time of ''4'', though, he's decided to settle for humiliating him.
** The same with Jin and Kazuya towards Heihachi. Heihachi himself towards Jinpachi? He never asked a "Well Done" treatment from him. He preferred a more... direct... way of getting glory. By ''displacing and imprisoning'' Jinpachi. Essentially, Heihachi has ''no'' intention of doing anything that looks like relinquishing power to anyone, even a son or grandson. WellDoneSonGuy is ''not'' going to work on someone who doesn't believe in reciprocal respect in the first place, only power.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[PaletteSwap Kunimitsu, Tiger, Alex, and COMBOT.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Alisa, disable safe mode. And then reboot."]] We all knew it was coming, but still pretty cool.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Lee.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: In [[{{Ninja}} Raven's]] ending, Dragunov does, but [[ShadowClones misses]]. In Dragunov's ending, he takes a [[CrazyPrepared different]] [[StuffBlowingUp approach]].
* WhyWontYouDie: Heihachi and Kazuya supposedly "died" several times during the games' events, often with one killing the other. In the case of Kayuza, he was found by some science team members and resurrected.
* WorldWarIII: According to ''Tekken 6'', Jin has begun using the [[MegaCorp Mishima Zaibatsu]] for [[TakeOverTheWorld world conquest]] and declared war on several nations until the whole world itself is at war. [[spoiler: Although it's not conquest he's after, but trying to plunge the world into enough strife and horror that Azazel will gain material form -- and thus be killable.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The game features two fighters, King and Armor King, who are wrestlers. But that doesn't explain Heihachi Mishima (a karate master) busting out powerbombs, or kickboxer Bryan Fury's DDT, or even (Kenpo and Xing Yi practitioners) Michelle and Julia Chang's range of suplexes... the reason? Wrestling moves are cool!
** In Julia's Twisted Sister throw, especially cool. Even Jun has a couple of wrestling moves, though to be fair they are common, and lest we forget Goldber--sorry, Craig Marduk.
** Christy and Eddie can do a float-over DDT while Michelle and Julia can do tiger suplexes.
** Julia returns in Tekken Tag 2 as "Jaycee" and gets a luchador outfit by default. [[JustifiedTrope Guess she really did wrestle on the side.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Jin let Alisa be captured by the rebels, as she had cameras set up inside her to record their every move. Being able to activate her 'Kill them all' programming at any moment was another plus too.]]
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** ''Tag 2'' has fun with this using the tag mechanics; King and Armor King, for example, can do a special KO throw where the point character will execute a powerbomb grab, then hold the opponent down for a pin whilst the other character runs in as a ref and taps the 3-count.


* TragicHero: Jin.

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* TragicHero: Jin. BeingGoodSucks ''big time'' if you're a Mishima.

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** Many of the playable female characters, actually. Some with more revealing costume options than others. Christie's got the most {{Stripperiffic}} ones in Tekken 6, not to mention her normal fighting stance really shows off the JigglePhysics.

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* InNameOnly: The naming of ''Tekken 3D: Prime Edition'' is somewhat redundant, as there's no ''other'' edition of the game at all. It's probably to prevent potential confusion if it were simply called ''Tekken 3D'' though.

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* ComebackMechanic: ''Tekken 6'' has "Rage Mode", which activates when a character is low on life and does more damage the lower their life gets.
** In ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'', it returns but ''tweaked'' so that the losing character's partner is the one who gets "Raged" and the only way to get the buff is to tag them in. Also, it goes away after a certain amount of time and there are moves the opponent can do to end Rage Mode instantly.


* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Everybody]].

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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Everybody]]. It's a fucking FightingGame.


* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Everybody]]. It's a fucking FightingGame.

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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Everybody]]. It's a fucking FightingGame.


Eventually, Heihachi comes back and reclaims his place, somehow killing Kazuya. The third game takes place after a TimeSkip and deals with Kazuya's son, Jin Kazama. The fourth deals with the [[BackFromTheDead return of Kazuya]], and later games continue to cover the struggle inside the Mishima family, with the Devil Gene complicating matters.

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Eventually, Heihachi comes back and reclaims his place, somehow killing Kazuya.Kazuya by throwing him into a volcano. The third game takes place after a TimeSkip and deals with Kazuya's son, Jin Kazama. The fourth deals with the [[BackFromTheDead return of Kazuya]], and later games continue to cover the struggle inside the Mishima family, with the Devil Gene complicating matters.


** Julia returns in Tekken Tag 2 as "Jaycee" and gets a default luchador outfit. [[Justified Trope Guess she really did wrestle on the side?]]

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** Julia returns in Tekken Tag 2 as "Jaycee" and gets a default luchador outfit. [[Justified Trope outfit by default. [[JustifiedTrope Guess she really did wrestle on the side?]]side.]]


* LesYay: Play as Zafina on Lili's stage in ''Tekken 6'''s Scenario Campaign, and you'll see what I mean.
** If you've read the Ultra Jump Egg manga, Lili ''really'' pushes it with Asuka, including landing on her face crotch-first, trying to sleep in her bed, and grabbing her breasts all the while insisting it's for her rivalry. [[ImplausibleDeniability Yeeaaaah]].
** Looking over that Ultra Jump Egg manga, Lili and Asuka fall into this big time. Let's add in Lili calling Asuka her soulmate and two bathing with each other. That or their ''Tekken 6'' endings alone. Sure, they may be fighting, but both have shown that they not only both enjoy fighting, even Lili's butler comments that this is her making friends.
** Now that Blood Vengeance was out. We have Xiaoyu and Elisa as well. Especially the scene where [[spoiler: Xiaoyu hug and sleep on Elisa lap, while in HER BATH TOWEL!!!]]

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