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A list of Tekken characters introduced in Tekken 4.


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    Steve Fox
Steve Fox in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Hey, you! You wanna try me, guv?

Origin: United Kingdom

Fighting Style: Boxing

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

Voiced by: Guy Perryman (5, 6 onward; Battle Voice Only), Gideon Emery (6-Tag 2; Cutscenes Only), ??? (7; Cutscenes Only)

Adopted from near-birth with a strange mark on his arm. A graduate of Oxford University, Steve became a boxer and quickly became one of the best in the business. After he refused to throw a fight for the mafia, Steve entered the fourth tournament as one last hurrah before the hit-"man" caught up to him. After failing to win the tournament, he busted up the mob boss after him with the help of Lei Wulong. Later, they both found out that the hitman hired to kill Steve was Nina Williams, his biological mother. Steve entered the 5th tournament, and after finding out he was a creation of the Mishima Zaibatsu and that the facility they birthed him in was still making "monsters like him", burst in there and wrecked the place, burning it to the ground. He later decided to train with Law and Paul for the sixth tournament.

Steve is a character centered around quick punches, suited for either slowly chipping away at the opponent or landing in-your-face counter hits. He is unique in that his Kick buttons are mainly used for dodging and weaving instead of attacking. Lack of easily accessible launcher moves means that he gets low reward out of punish opportunities, and instead has to constantly pressure opponents at very close range to make the most out of his kit.

Tropes associated with Steve:

  • Age Lift: In the live action he's portrayed as a veteran Tekken fighter who knew Jun Kazama.
  • Badass Bookworm: Mentioned to be an Oxford University graduate in his Tekken 4 bio.
  • Bald of Awesome: Only in the live action film. In the games, ironically, he cannot be customized that way.
  • Big Brother Mentor: The Live-Action Adaptation makes him one to Jin.
  • Boxing Battler: Quickly worked his way up to become the world Middleweight Champion and one of the strongest fighters in the business.
  • Button Mashing: A happy amateur can throw off a great number of devastating combos just playing with his left and right punches, enough to infuriate a lot of players with considerably more skill.
  • Death Faked for You: Between Steve and Leo's endings in TTT2, it's strongly implied that Emma Kliesen, after being relocated by her superiors, duped the Mishima Zaibatsu into thinking NT01 had died under experimental strain, while actually having him sent to an orphanage.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: To use Steve at his best, you must be perceptive of your opponent's attacks as Steve's kick buttons are only used for dodging and weaving (meaning you can evade enemy strikes consistently but only if you're catching onto how your opponent is attacking). Furthermore you have to keep straight what punching attacks each tap of the kick button will permit you to do so you have an answer for any situation. However he is extremely fast, tricky due to his ability to dodge and counter as part of his repertoire, and his attacks have great priority due to their speed. A good Steve player can KO an opponent three times before they ever hit the ground.
  • Disappeared Dad: We all know his beautiful blonde bombshell of a mother, but his father's identity remains unknown.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: The one on his left arm, probably from his unusual birth. Tag 2 suggests that it's actually from the Mishima Zaibatsu's early Devil Gene experiments, and 7 confirms it. The Zaibatsu wanted to implant the Devil Gene in him to create a super-soldier.
  • Extremity Extremist: Kicking is for wimps!note 
  • Fingerless Gloves: When not in boxing attire.
  • Genius Bruiser: Although it hasn't really been mentioned since his first appearance, Steve is an Oxford University graduate. Considering the nature of his birth, it makes sense for him to be both super athletic and super intelligent.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Good old fashioned boxing.
  • Happily Adopted
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: One of his Tekken 4 costumes.
  • I Am a Monster: He feels resentment after finding out about his origins, and is determined to stop the Mishima Zaibatsu from creating any more "monsters" like himself.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: In Tekken 6, 20-something Steve joins the 40-something Paul and Law's team to enter the sixth tournament.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hooded boxing robe in Tekken 7:FR. Works as a Development Gag for him as it is based on an early sketch of his Tekken 4 design, where he wore almost the same outfit, just with a different pattern. Like Jin Kazama's hoodie, it can fall off during the course of the fight.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Quick as a whip, has some very sneaky attacks and deceptive movement patterns, and is the best dang character in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (and even before that, always a high-tier character in any of his appearances).
  • Megaton Punch: Spitfire.
  • Missing Mom: Well, kind of hard for the mom to be around when she's been in cryonic stasis... This obliquely applies to Emma Kliesen as well — she dared to treat the young Steve like a human boy and not a test subject, and was reassigned by her superiors.
  • Mommy Issues: In 6, he's far from pleased by seeing Nina again in Scenario Campaign.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Nina Williams turns out to be his biological mother.
  • Power Fist: Which of course, fits right into his fighting style.
  • Pretty Boy: He is referred to as such In-Universe. He's young, slender, and has quite the babyface features from first glance.
  • Quest for Identity: And what he discovers isn't exactly a good thing.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Many, but special mention should go to the Gatling Gun, which gets prominently displayed in most of his intros.
  • Shoryuken: His Peekaboo-Stance-specific Dreadnought Uppercut is basically this.
  • Stance System: His Flicker stance and later the Peekaboo stance introduced in 6.
  • Supersoldier: He's an in-vitro child created and experimented on by the Mishima Zaibatsu scientists (then under Heihachi's orders) to be this.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Justified, since he's a boxer. His everyday attires sometimes exhibit something resembling this one too, like the Hawaiian shirt in Tekken 4.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: His main outfits are usually emblazoned with the Union Flag of his native UK.
  • World's Best Warrior: In the Boxing world, only. Steve completely dominates the sport.

    Christie Monteiro
Christie in Tag 2

Go easy on me!

Origin: Brazil

Fighting Style: Capoeira

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

Voiced by: Xanthe Smith (4), Lisle Wilkerson (5, 6 onward; Battle Voice Only), Nicole Balick (6; Cutscenes Only), ??? (Tag 2 onward; Intros & Cutscenes Only)

Played by: Kelly Overton in Tekken

The granddaughter of a Capoeira master. She became acquainted with her grandfather's prison mate Eddy Gordo who was released before him and from Eddy, she learnt Capoeira. They became friends, but Eddy suddenly vanished trying to locate his parent's murderer. Worried about him, Christie entered the fourth tournament to find out what happened to him. They succeeded in reuniting, and shortly thereafter her grandfather was released from prison, though he's terminally ill and an operation would not be possible without advanced technology from the Mishima Zaibatsu. Christie entered the 5th tournament, but loses. When she returned home, not only was her grandfather missing, but Eddy as well. Her only clue was in the 6th tournament.

Tropes associated with Christie:

  • Ambiguously Brown: Truth in Television given that she's from Brazil, which is a melting pot of mixed race people.
  • Animal Motifs: Her costume design features several butterflies.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She delivers one to Eddy as a form of What the Hell, Hero? when she found out he's working for the Zaibatsu, while her grandfather died while Eddy was away.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Button Mashing: Being a Moveset Clone of Eddy and all.
  • Dance Battler: As a student of Capoeira. She also likes to dance freely should she win a match.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: In Tekken 4, but she appears more brunette in subsequent games.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Justified given her fighting discipline. She does wear sandals in her alternate outfits, though.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her default Capoeira outfits usually are purple or have some purple on them.
  • Extremity Extremist: Capoeira and all.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Speaks in sexy-sounding Portuguese starting in Tag 2.
  • Faux Action Girl: For someone as talented as her, her win/loss record should really be much better. In nearly all of the tournaments in storyline, she's usually defeated very early in the tournament, with most of her plot points taking place outside of the tournament itself.
  • Grin of Audacity: Flashes a cheeky grin during her pre-battle intro in Tekken Mobile.
  • Looks Like She Is Enjoying It: Moans and groans a lot during her fights (like most of the female Tekken fighters), but especially after being defeated. Possibly Orgasmic Combat as well.
  • Kick Chick
  • Moveset Clone: She becomes one for Eddy, seemingly taking the Ken route (speed-focusing).
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the most blatant ones in the series, and that's saying a lot.
  • Nice Gal: Eddy-stuff aside, Christie is a nice gal that she's one of the few genuinely good characters in the Tekken-verse (aside of some like King II), she's friendly with the orphanage kids that Eddy built and her Capoeira style is a lot more playful and carefree than Eddy's. Sadly in Tag 2's ending, this trait backfires: when waiting for a train to leave so she can pursue Eddy, Christie ends up caring for a lost child until the mother arrives, because she couldn't leave the child alone. Doing so costs her the chance to reunite with Eddy.
  • No Flow in CGI: Showing off the advances in technology, Christie spends a lot of the Tekken 4 opening FMV flipping her hair. She's also the first fighter in the series to compete with long loose hair. Perhaps because of how tricky this is to render, she wears her hair tied back in Tekken 5.
  • Race Lift: While her race is in question (above), in the live action, she's played by the very white Kelly Overton.
  • Satellite Character: Eddy's been the focus of practically all her storylines, from her debut up to Tekken 6, her last game to date. Hell, before TTT2, she even shared all her endings with him! To put this into perspective, nearly every topic that comes out of Christie's mouth revolves around "Eddy, Eddy, Eddy, Eddy, and Eddy."
  • She's Got Legs: She usually has one costume that leaves the legs completely bare, and even shows then off in a winpose of hers.
  • Ship Tease: Gets a lot of it with Eddy, if only because finding him seems to be her sole life's purpose. The Live-Action Adaptation pairs her with Jin, for some reason.
  • Short Tank: Right down to her outfit.
  • Stepford Smiler: Grandfather got extremely ill? She'll still keep the same laid-backness she had in 4. Did her Eddy just got missing and rumored to be involved with Dirty Business? Keep the same smile as she goes. It's only in her 6 ending that she finally cracks. Note that until then, her grandfather was alive. One wonders what kind of character she will be in the next installment of the series...
  • Stripperiffic: If her upper body is Stripperiffic, her lower body is not, and vice versa. But give her customization, and she can get this full blown. Justified (slightly), since one of her outfits is clearly based off of a dancer's outfit and her style is Capoeira. Her other uniform, on the other hand... Probably something to do with Carnivale. Additionally she's from a very hot country and is very athletic, so she's probably used to not wearing very much usually.
  • The Tease: While her poses and comments are sometimes flirtatious and sexually suggestive, it'd be a stretch to say that she's serious with her "advances".
  • Underboobs: Her standard outfit.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • In form of one Armor-Piercing Slap. To Eddy.
    • According to the Tag Tournament 2 Allegiance Chart, she's taken her grandfather's death so hard, that if she is partnered with Eddy and he takes damage while on point, it will take far longer for Christie's Netsu power to activate than with most other characters (the same applies to when she is partnered with Jin, Kazuya, and to a lesser extent, True Ogre). Which sucks for Eddy, as Christie only needs to take fewer hits than most for his Netsu power to activate.
    • Then her ending in Tag 2 twists the knife further. Christie would've forgiven Eddy, but Eddy himself has been deliberately avoiding Christie out of guilt.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Christie wears them, all the time. Was her default outfit for Tekken 4, but changed afterwards to shiny tops and pants.

    Craig Marduk
Marduk in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution - Round 2

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

Origin: Australia

Fighting Style: Vale Tudo

Appears in: 4, 5/Dark Resurrection, 6/Bloodline Rebellion, Tag 2, 7: Fated Retribution (Season 2 DLC)

Voiced by: Marcellus Nealy (5, 6 onward; Battle Voice Only), T.J. Storm (6; Cutscenes Only, Tag 2-current; Intros, Win Poses, & Cutscenes Only)

A huge, brutal Vale Tudo fighter, at the top of the world. Then he gets in a drunken brawl with Armor King, and killed him. He pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and was put in prison. Then someone managed to buy him out of prison, and gave him tickets to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Curious, he visits.

He then meets his benefactor: King II. Or at least his knuckles, elbows, knees, boot soles, and of course the cold hard ground. King puts poor Craig in the hospital and just barely stopped himself from murdering Marduk in his bed.

When he recovers, Craig calls out to King, in the worst way: by wearing Armor King's mask and taunting him. This pisses off King, and they meet. Before their match, Craig announces that they'll fight 'fair and square'. Craig... loses again, but this time he's helped up by King, and they become friends.

And then gets beat up by what appears to be Armor King, the man he thought he killed. After confirming that he's still in his grave, the Armor King who attacked him appears and reveals that he is the brother of the first Armor King, and he wants revenge. The two fight, and end up severely injuring each other, resulting in King having to enter the 7th tournament alone in order to pay their hospital bills. Marduk eventually recovers and decides to finish the job, but King stops him since Armor King II is still unconscious. Marduk devises a way to finally put an end to this once and for all - a retirement match. If Marduk loses, he quits for good. If Armor King loses, he takes off his mask.

Tropes associated with Craig:

  • Attention Whore: Tying in with his Blood Knight tendencies, his Tekken 5 ending had him leaping into the middle of a high-profile boxing match, challenging both boxers, curbstomping them, and showing off for the cameras. All while a very agitated Steve Fox watches in the audience...
  • Awesome Aussie: Not that you would know from looking at or listening to him.
  • Badass Beard: In 7 he has a rather thick beard.
  • Bald of Evil —> Bald of Awesome
  • Blood Knight
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Carpet of Virility: A far cry from the waxed chest look any other shirtless male has. Hell, Marduk is the only male character with any visible body hair until Miguel in 6.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: There's no indication that he's got anything resembling the Devil Gene, and he's not a robot like Jack, but in his non-canon ending in Tekken 5 he's shown snapping all the ropes in a boxing ring at the same time by pulling them, then punching one of the corner posts so hard it bends out of shape. In 7 one of his intro animations has him toss a car over his head.
  • Cool Shades: In some of his endings.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In his (non-canon) ending from 4, he returns to the Vale Tudo circuit where he was one champion for private reflection in the arena. He's approached by the current champion who mocks and taunts him, and challenges him to a fight. Marduk lays him out with a single headbutt, then walks away casually stomping on him like a boss.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Defied in 4, then played straight in 5, when he and King have their rematch, King defeats him once more and then they become friends.
  • Ear Notch: His left ear has bite marks, which fits a Vale Tudo fighter from the old school, where fouls were kind of usual (contrary to popular belief, biting has rarely been legal through Vale Tudo history, but that hasn't stopped people from trying it).
  • Easily Forgiven: With King II. Armor King II, on the other hand, is not going this route.
    • It helps that Marduk's killing of Armor King I was not quite intentional (Marduk was convicted for second degree manslaughter, i.e. homicide as a consequence of reckless action, not out of premeditated intent), and in fact the result of a brawl Gone Horribly Wrong.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With King II.
  • Guttural Growler: And man, does he growl a lot.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being defeated by King II in Tekken 5, he becomes a lot more humble.
  • I Have a Family: Subversion. Marduk doesn't get a chance to say this (seeing as King had just finished using Marduk's body to paint the town red), but when King sees a picture of Marduk's family, he decides to relent and spare him.
  • In the Hood: His 7 attire has him wearing a training hood to the fight. Like Jin's infamous hoodie, it can fall off during the fight.
  • Ironic Name: In ancient Mesopotamia, Marduk was a heroic god of justice. Craig Marduk, on the other hand, is many things, but definitely not heroic... at least before Tekken 6.
  • Hunk: He's pure, mass muscle, and handsome enough for the ladies he hooks up with outside of his circuit.
  • Land Downunder: As is typical of fighting game Aussies, he is depicted as a hulking brute.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He's Australian, yet sounds American. Which is odd considering Steve (for example) is voiced with an English accent, befitting his background.
  • Over-the-Shoulder Carry: Does this to Anna in the Tekken 5 story mode after defeating her.
  • Put on a Bus: Didn't appear in Tekken 7 with the justification that a rematch with Armor King II ended really brutal for both of them, putting them to hospital and King II is looking to pay their bills. They pop up later in as a part of season two DLC pack.
  • Race Lift: For some reason, his alternate costume in most games makes him black.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He had a sexual scandal in the past around this. He also rapes Anna off-screen if his rival outro in 5 is any indication.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to King II's Blue.
  • Take That!: An in-universe example. While challenging King before the fifth tournament, he's seen wearing a black jaguar mask like that of Armor King. King is not amused. Steve Fox is also subject to this in Marduk's T5 ending when Marduk crashes a boxing ring and beats up two boxers already in a match, much to Steve's chagrin.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: With emphasis on tall. He's 7'0".
  • The Worf Effect: Read the above blurb. Let's just say that the King family has been taking turns beating his ass after the death of Armor King.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: The only character who could really fit the description in the series until Gigas made his debut in Tekken 7. After Tekken 4 he was made even more top-heavy thanks to a bit of Art Shift.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • World's Best Warrior: In Vale Tudo. He was undefeated for four years until they kicked him out for "a minor scandal".
  • You Killed My Father: He instigates this with King II and Armor King II, though King II easily forgave him.

Combot in Tag 2

Fighting Style: Fighting algorithm derived from adversarial analysis

Appears in: 4, Tag 2

Combot is a robot designed by Lee Chaolan's robotics firm, Violet Laboratories. It is programmed to be able to mimic any human motion it can detect with its motion-capture matrix. Intended for a spectrum of tasks, Lee opts to use its ability to copy human movement to enter it as a contestant in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, believing that it would be unbeatable as it would learn every combatant's skill over the course of the tournament. However, due to flaws in its design caused by the abrupt development timetable, it is only able to capture a single entity's movements each time it is activated.

For it's return in Tag 2, this restriction is lifted. Combot can now be customised by the player to give him any combination of other character's moves. It is also the player character in the game's Fight Lab mode.

Tropes associated with Combot:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: In both Lee's story and Combot's ending, it goes haywire and decides to target Lee. In the former, this prompts Lee to give an apt reply: "Damn it."
  • The Bus Came Back: Combot hasn't been seen since Tekken 4 but the console version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 brings him back as a player-teaching tool in the game's Fight Lab mode. You can also use Combot in other modes, programming him with different moves from other fighters.
  • Discard and Draw: Instead of All Your Powers Combined as Violet had intended.
    • Power Copying: In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Combot has gotten an upgrade however. While still not exactly as Violet intended, Combot can be customized with moves from the whole roster now. (Though it's unknown if this is canon or not.)
  • Ditto Fighter: Though unlike Mokujin, Combot only changes fighting styles per-match instead of per-round.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Started out as a mere Ditto Fighter like Mokujin. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2 though, it is a customizable fighter instead.
  • Hand Wave: Combot, unlike Mokujin, is incapable of switching styles between rounds. This is explained in its story that the robot can only use a single fighter's style every time it is powered on.
  • Punny Name
  • Shout-Out: in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 one piece of headwear you can get is dubbed the "Elite Combot," which consists of a horn that sticks out of the center of Combot's forehead.

    Miharu Hirano
Miharu in Tag 2

Uh-uh! No way, no how!

Origin: Japan

Fighting Style: Various Chinese Martial Arts based on Baguazhang and Piguaquan

Appears in: 4, Tag 2

Voiced by: Eriko Fujimaki (4), Ayumi Fujimura (Tag 2)

Miharu is a schoolmate and best friend of Xiaoyu's who also trained in the same style of martial art. She has never participated in a King of Iron Fist tournament in canon, but she is in the same circle of friends Xiaoyu shares (Panda, Jin and Alisa).

Unlocked as a time-release DLC character in a patch for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on October 9, 2012. She uses a modified version of Xiaoyu's moveset that greatly resembles her older movesets, but occasionally Miharu will lose her balance and trip.

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