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Given the nature of the series, the characters have been split into multiple sections by their debut game.
- Tekken 1note
- Tekken 2note
- Tekken 3note
- Jin Kazamanote
- Tekken Tag Tournamentnote
- Tekken 4note
- Tekken 5/Dark Resurrectionnote
- Tekken 6/Bloodline Rebellionnote
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2note
- Tekken Revolutionnote
- Tekken 7/Fated Retributionnote
- Fatal Fury
- Namco × Capcomnote
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Soul Series
- Street Fighter
- Super Smash Bros.
Death by Degrees NPC
Tropes associated with Alan:
- Apologetic Attacker: Despite his agenda, he seems to develop some sort of affection for Nina, as he regrets having to kill Nina in order to dispose all witnesses.
- Big Bad Friend: In hindsight, Nina wastes a lot of time trying to locate Edgar Grant when he is communicating or even tailing her around for quite a few times.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He is technically the Dragon for Lana Lei. However, he secretly wants to kill everyone else so he can claim credit and dispose any bad marks. Also, Lana kills him before he has a chance to fight Nina.
- Escort Mission: If Alan is around, you have to ensure that he survives his ordeal until he leaves. That includes sniper missions. Fortunately, he is more than capable to defend himself until you rescue him.
- Foreshadowing: Really, the fact that he somehow manages to escape multiple instances of disasters wrought upon by Kometa (like avoiding the Type J robots or surviving the helicopter crash) should clue you in that he is helped by them.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Possibly. DBD seems to take place shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union and before or during the events of T2, where Nina is chronologically and physically in her twenties, i.e. she isn't subjected to cryosleep yet. Alan, meanwhile is 40.
- Leave No Witnesses: He wants to kill all witnesses of the development of Salacia, including all executives, scientists, developers, and assassins who discover it so there would be no one to implicate him.
- Manipulative Bastard: Presents himself as Nina's handler, when he is really one of the Big Bad.
- Meaningful Name: "Alan Smithee" is the pseudonym used by film directors in the second half of the 20th century who want to distance themselves from their projects. Edgar Grant wants to sweep all evidences of his responsibility in Kometa so he can walk out of the carnage as an innocent man.
- Mission Control: Acts one to Nina, providing her with information and maps. Sometimes you wonder where he is when Nina isn't around. Lounging in the executive room, perhaps?
- The Mole: His real name is Edgar Grant, one of the executives of Kometa.
- The Unfought: Before Nina even has a chance to hit him, Lana recovers and shoots him dead.
- Walking Spoiler: Very much so.
Tropes associated with Lana:
- Ax-Crazy: After Bryce dies and Edgar almost kills her, she immediately races to activate Salacia to destroy the East Coast.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Nina does not have to murder her Big Bad Friend. Lana kills Edgar for her.
- Big Bad: As leader of Kometa.
- Combat Hand Fan: She utilizes her razor-sharp fans as a sort of boomerang.
- Dragon Lady: Aggressive, check. Untrustworthy, check. Mysterious, check. Although unlike the typical vamp, she only has one love in her life.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She loves dear Bryce so much she puts his preserved corpse on her bed, adorned by roses.
- Laughing Mad: When you consider that she's not too sane.
- Made of Iron: She not only survives two fights with Nina, but shrugs off being shot several times. Despite these injuries, she manages to fight Nina a third time.
- Master of Illusion: She takes Nina to an alternate dimension during all their battles.
- Mind Rape: Able to bring out her target's worst memories. In the case of Nina, she brings up the latter's memories of her father being killed.
- One Steve Limit: No relation to Lei Wulong.
- Precision-Guided Boomerang: See Combat Hand Fan above.
- Rasputinian Death: She survives being shot several times by Edgar. In contrast, she merely shoots Edgar three times and he dies instantly. She seemingly finally dies after her third fight with Nina, where she bleeds out, while the ship she's on is exploding.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Think this fan-carrying lady is harmless? She is the last of the Kometa executives to die.
- The Smurfette Principle: The sole female executive of Kometa.
- White Hair, Black Heart
Tropes associated with Lukas:
- Action Survivor: He is the only true non-combatant in the game, so it is a wonder he is able to hold himself together for long.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He used to be mentored by Dr. Bosconovitch, but when he realized that he would never outdo him he decided to leave Mishima Zaibatsu and took up job with Kometa.
- Black Dude Dies First: Subverted. The opening makes it look like he will be executed, but turns out that he is merely imprisoned, as Kometa still needs his expertise to activate Salacia. He is the third major Kometa character to die.
- The Dark Chick: The most emotionally fragile member of Kometa, though he also doubles as an Evil Genius.
- Escort Mission: Again like Alan, whenever Lukas is around, you have to ensure he survives. But unlike Alan, Lukas is a non-combatant and absolutely cannot defend himself.
- Evil Genius: Of Kometa.
- Gory Discretion Shot: We see Edgar shooting Lukas from the latter's perspective. Nina only sees the aftermath.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Against Dr. Bosconovitch.
- Jive Turkey: His ghetto speech contrasts heavily with the general seriousness of the game.
- Nerd Glasses: Wears these.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Nina spends her entire mission in Solitary Penitentiary to rescue Lukas, the only one who can deactivate Salacia. Then he is captured by Enrique and forced to activate Salacia at gunpoint, after which Edgar kills him. But really, Nina's entire mission in the isle is doomed from the start, as her handler, Alan, is Edgar.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Edgar executes him after he places Salacia in position.
Tropes associated with Enrique
- Evil Genius: While Lukas builds Salacia, Enrique is the one who gets connections to send reinforcements for Kometa from Tekken Force.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Peppers his speech with Spanish.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Wields one.
- Occidental Otaku: Considering his choice of weapon and his role as an intermediate between Kometa and Mishima Zaibatsu.
- Omniglot: Speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese fluently.
Tropes associated with Bryce:
- Bare Your Midriff
- Belated Backstory: We know more about him including his relationship with Lana after he dies.
- Bodyguard Crush: He and Lana are lovers.
- The Brute: Of Kometa.
- Dead Guy on Display: After he dies, Lana preserves his body, puts him on her bed, and adorns him with roses. The sight is creepy, to say the least.
- Fade to White: When he dies.
- Gun Nut: "I like guns". He means it; during his last fight with Nina, he throws his guns...only to bring out another pair.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink.
Tekken Mobile Characters
Bo "Rodeo" Montana
Tropes associated with Rodeo:
- Action Genre Hero Guy: Fits the bill, only lacking a buzzcut.
- All-American Face: A straightforward American hero. Tall and muscular? Check. Star athlete in school? Check. Military background? Checkerino.
- Ascended Meme: Some have drawn comparisons between Rodeo and the generic, muscular American skinhead whom Harada jokingly claimed would replace the divisive Lucky Chloe in the western ports of Tekken 7. Getting to appear in the mobile port may be a consolation prize.
- Eagleland: Type 1.
- The Generic Guy: Let's face it, he's not winning any Mr. Personality awards, though he at least has a semblance of a storyline and some unique moves, which is more than can be said for the other generic enemy combatants who debuted in the mobile game.
- Good Old Fashioned Fisticuffs: Similar to Miguel, his fighting style is basic street brawling, though with some added finesse thanks to his combat training. Some of his hard-hitting moves and mannerisms are also reminiscent of Marduk.
- I Know Madden Kombat: His repertoire contains a few tackles owing to his sporty background and he has a gridiron football uniform as an alternate costume.
- Megaton Punch: His Critical Art consists of one, similar to those of Paul Phoenix and other characters.
- Revenge: Seeks Revenant's head on a plate to avenge his fallen comrades.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Especially in his black leather coat alt.
Tropes associated with Revenant:
- Apocalypse Cult: Leads one called the Acolytes, who hail the return of Ogre.
- Dark Is Evil: Wears a black hood and wields darkness-based energy powers.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He's just an evil guy who appears to cause trouble for various characters.
- Vampiric Draining: He drains the life force from his victims to add to his own power and, eventually, Ogre's too.
Generic martial artists
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Their generic enemy names describe exactly what they are.
- The Generic Guy: None of them have storylines or personalities to speak of and they all mimic animations from established Tekken characters.
Tropes associated with Tiger Miyagi:
- Karate: His style is fairly basic, though he incorporates some techniques from Kazuya's Advanced Mishima-Style Karate.
- Martial Arts Uniform: Just a plain white karate gi. His alt gives him a slightly more elaborate blue one.
Tropes associated with Ruby:
- Biker Babe: She wears a tight pink-and-black leather jacket that shows off her cleavage.
- Good Old Fashioned Fisticuffs: Her fighting style is nothing to write home about.
- Hell-Bent for Leather
Tropes associated with Yue:
- Martial Arts Uniform: Both of her costumes are modest Tang suits, in either black-and-orange or pink-and-gold.
- Perpetual Frowner: She has a mean expression at all times and shows no other emotion.
- She-Fu: Her fighting style is slightly more complex than the other generics, blending elements of various female characters' fighting styles, most prominently those of Xiaoyu, Leo and Julia.
Tropes associated with Isaak:
Tropes associated with Jane:
- Interspecies Friendship: With the Jacks, who retain their memories of Jane due to the Jack-2 chip installed on their programming.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents died in an unspecified conflict.
- She Is All Grown Up: Oh yes. Without the backstory, no one may ever know that the comely scientist who infiltrates Mishima Zaibatsu with Gun-Jack in his 3 epilogue is the same girl lounging with Jack-2 in his 2 ending.
Tropes associated with Dr. Abel:
- Bad Boss: Abandons Bryan once he finds out that the latter fails to kill Bosconovitch and is slowly dying.
- Foil: To Dr. Bosconovitch. Bosconovitch is caring to his creations and robots in general, while Abel creates Bryan merely as a pawn for world domination.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Is frustrated that Dr. Bosconovitch gets more recognition than he does to the point that his first order to Bryan is to assassinate him.
- Kill Sat: Dr. Abel designed one such weapon and had it operational. He uses it to destroy Jack-2 in his ending, and after Jane repairs Jack-2 and upgrades him into Gun Jack, Abel again uses it in an attempt to destroy Gun Jack in his ending as well, in the process revealing himself. However, his attempt on Gun Jack fails due to the robot being equipped with energy Deflector Shields.
- His Kill Sat weapon becomes a Chekhov's Gun in 7, when Heihachi (who remarks the weapon was Abel's legacy) uses it to blast Kazuya and Akuma while they're fighting atop the G-Corp HQ building. They both survive, however, and Kazuya uses his Devil power's beam to shoot the satellite down.
- Mad Scientist: Par excellence.
- Take Over the World: Creates Bryan as a part of a planned zombie army that he would use to rule the world. Unfortunately, Bryan is crazier than he thought.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen since Bryan punches him in his 4 ending. However, he is mentioned by Heihachi in 7, so he may still be around.
- Doting Grandparent: Is one to Christie, as shown in her and Eddy's 5 ending.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies in Eddy and Christie's 6 endings.
- The Old Convict: Incarcerated since before Eddy came and actually released two years after the latter.
- Old Master: Of capoeira.
- Soap Opera Disease: His unspecified illness conveniently gives Eddy and Christie enough time to participate in two whole tournaments. Not that it stops him from dying.
Tropes associated with Emma:
- Dark and Troubled Past: Once worked with Mishima Zaibatsu before she resigned, possibly due to objecting to the Hybrid Gene experiments that put children's lives in danger.
- Death by Origin Story: Her death sparks Leo's quest to find out everything about G Corporation and Mishima Zaibatsu.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Leo remembers her fondly as a hardworking and caring single mother and regularly pays respects at her grave.
- Good Parents: To Leo. Steve as well, if only briefly.
- Hot Scientist: When she was young.
- Motherly Scientist: When she was working for the Mishima Zaibatsu, Emma cared for a boy known as "NT01" who was created trough in-vitro breeding using egg cells taken from Nina Williams for testing in experiments with the Devil Gene; Emma came to see him as an actual son, gave him a real name, and after declaring him dead, she smuggled him out of the Mishima Zaibatsu, saving his life. That boy would become Steve Fox in the present day.
- Missing Mom: Murdered before the events of 6.
- Parental Substitute: To Steve.
Tropes associated with Tougou:
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lars. There has to be a reason why he goes into trouble to defect from a world-dominating conglomerate to ally with a mere rebellious general.
- Killed Off for Real: In Scenario Campaign.
- Last-Name Basis: Thanks to being in the military, and as a result his given name is never revealed.
- Mission Control: Briefs Lars in several chapters of Scenario Campaign.
- Number Two: He is Lars' second in command within the splinter Tekken Force group that rebelled against the main faction still under Jin's command.
- Sacrificial Lion: Dies just before the climax of the Scenario Campaign as a further motivation for Lars to go on and take down Kazuya and Jin.
- Satellite Character: Has little characterization beyond being Lars' loyal lieutenant and friend.
Tropes associated with Shin:
- The Ageless: Thanks to the M gene.
- Blessed with Suck: The experiment with the M gene has made him immortal, essentially denying him the ability to die naturally, and makes him pursued by people curious about the experiment's machinations in the first place. Then it's revealed that the experiment's a distraction all along.
- Bungled Suicide: Xiaoyu first meets Shin after he jumps from a building. She later learns that he has tried to kill himself multiple times, without success. They're prevented by his immortality.
- Hunk: He's quite cut for an ordinary college student.
- Killed Off for Real: Heihachi swiftly disposes of Shin once his purpose as a lure is fulfilled.
- Mr. Fanservice: A major reason Xiaoyu agrees for the espionage mission is because her target is a hottie.
- Power Tattoo: Sports a black tattoo on his arms and chest, similar to the one possessed by Devil Jin. It glows green when Shin powers up the gene.
- Red Herring: The M gene experiment is a lure Heihachi set up so Kazuya and Jin would personally face him, thus giving him chance to take their Devil Genes once again.
- Remember the New Guy?: Shin was a classmate of Jin back during his high school days. However it's justified since Jin's school life beyond Xiaoyu is never explored, not to mention that he and Shin may not be close.
- Shower Scene: Other than for Fanservice, it's used to show Xiaoyu his tattoo, a side effect of the M gene experiment.
- Sole Survivor: Xiaoyu finds out that Shin is not the only one to become experimented with the M gene. He's just the only surviving one.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- Toplessness from the Back: During the aforementioned shower scene. Full-blown nakedness, actually; all the way to his rear end is shown.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Firmly holds this viewpoint. His first scene is a failed suicide, after all.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once Kazuya and Jin are assembled, Shin is no longer of importance to Heihachi, who proceeds to break his back.
Tropes associated with the Journalist:
- Best Served Cold: Keeps quiet about his anger at Jin for causing the war that killed his family. It is only when the latter is vulnerable that he attempts to take revenge, but is fortunately stopped by Lars.
- Creepy Monotone: He speaks in a dry, emotionless monotone for the entire story (save one instance, see below), even when recounting his family's deaths and contemplating the murder of Jin Kazama.
- Dull Surprise: Oh boy...
- First-Person Peripheral Narrator: He's the narrator, but the combatants, especially the Mishima family, are the main characters.
- Good Parents: He cares for his son very much, and his death obviously angers him.
- Improvised Weapon: He comes close to murdering an unconscious Jin with a screwdriver that he found lying around.
- Intrepid Reporter: Will stop at nothing to write an expose about the Mishima and related families. He visits Japan on the spot just to confirm his findings for example.
- Late to the Tragedy: Comes home too late to see his hometown razed to the ground.
- Nerd Glasses: Later chapters of the story reveal that he wears them.
- Non-Action Guy: Is one in the Story Mode of 7, being the only non-combatant in Lars' company.
- OOC Is Serious Business: He raises his voice only once in the entire story, when he begs Heihachi to tell him what the war means to him.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His son is killed during the war.