Bruce Irvin

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Bruce Irvin
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Origin United-States.png USA
Voiced By Friedrich Kuhlau (T2, TTT) Crispin Freeman (T5-TTT2)
Fighting Style Muay Thai Kickboxing
Age 32 (T2)
53 (T5, T5/T5:DR, T6/T6:BR, TTT2)
Blood Type A
Height 190 cm (6'3")
Weight 85 kg (188 lbs)
Occupation Bodyguard for Kazuya Mishima (T2, T6)
Operates camps teaching survival techniques (T5)
Hobby Collecting hand guns, fighting mobs/gangsters
Likes Gun powder smell
Kazuya Mishima
Children
Dislikes Gangsters, criminals

Introduction

Bruce Irvin (ブルース・アヴィン Burūsu Āvin) was introduced in Tekken 2, and he returned for Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 5,Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.

An African-American well-versed in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Bruce lost his family, consisting of his parents and older brother, to gangsters. This would force him to live in the grueling streets alone, but this would further strengthen him, and eventually, he became recognized around as a ruthless fighter, maximizing his Muay Thai skills and his mind to inflict maximum pain against opponents. His life would change, when he went to Thailand, and beat his opponent to death, when Bruce was supposed to let himself lose. Bruce would live life on the run, as the bookie had paid someone to kill Bruce. Bruce would eventually confront the killer, as well as a Hong Kong detective on a plane. The ensuing fight between the three caused a plane crash, which caused Bruce to suffer amnesia. On being approached by Kazuya's men, Bruce saw little choice, and decided to work with the man. They would form a partnership so strong, that they would help each other once again, after twenty long years. During these years, one can speculate that Bruce was attacked by Ogre, as Ogre possesses some of Bruce's moves, such as his "Foot Bazooka" and "Double Elbow". Bruce's occupation however showed that he was recruited after Kazuya's death to be a trainer for Survival techniques. Surprised with Kazuya's reappearance despite his supposed death at the hands of Heihachi, Bruce left for the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, in order to meet Kazuya. Upon meeting the man, the two once again became partners, and pitted themselves against G-Corporation, and slaughtering it's highest ranking members, allowing Kazuya to take control of the company. Bruce would later on become Kazuya's right-hand man once again, and would serve as G-Corporation's leading general in the fight against the Mishima Zaibatsu. With Kazuya creating a bounty on Jin's head on the sixth tournament, Bruce set out with new objectives.

In general, Bruce's ferocious style, and seemingly "chill" personality, all hail from his background. With the loss of his family, and being forced to live by fighting, Bruce became a bitter man, doing whatever he saw fit in the situation. It was also because of this that Bruce has shown a distinct and particular dislike for gangsters, and anyone else of the sort. One of the main noteworthy story points in Bruce's life would be his meeting with Kazuya. Together, Bruce would brave various hardships, not once, but twice for Kazuya, showing a very strong and close comradeship. Another distinct note, is that Bruce is still very fond of children, and he particularly makes it a point to protect and encourage the children, especially when they are bullied or are attacked by gangsters.

His title in the original trilogy is Nightmare Impact.

Games in order of appearance:

Other appearances:


History

Tekken 2

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Character Portrait: Bruce Tekken 2
Tekken 2 screenshot: Bruce VS Bruce.

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue
In the kickboxing circle, Bruce has carved a niche for himself. He became the undisputed heavyweight champion five years before The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. His ferocity and uncompromising technique dominated all the competition. It is thought that the reason for his temper and nature is due to the fact that, an an early age, his parents and brother were killed, which left Bruce on the streets having to fight on a daily basis just to survive. He learned to inflict great pain on his victims. He accumulated a small amount of money competing in pit fights and brawls. He lives for the fight! He entered a Muay Thai tournament in Thailand, where he was paid to rig a fight and lose. Bruce decided otherwise and beat his opponent to death. The bookie of the Muay Thai gym, enraged at his loss of revenue, sent a hired killer after Bruce. He fled the country by plane, only to meet a Hong Kong detective and the hired killer. Within minutes, the three confronted each other. It developed into a full-blown battle, which caused the plane to crash. The detective (Lei Wulong's partner) and the killer were killed on impact, but Bruce was thrown free. Wandering in a remote region, Kazuya's men picked him up, and he was given a new job as Kazuya's combat champion.
Ending Description
A boy watches as Bruce practices. Noticing this, Bruce smiles. Bruce lands a couple of hits on the punching bag, breaking it off the chains. Shocked, the boy falls to the ground. Bruce opens the window and gives the boy a thumbs up.

Trivia

  • Bruce is Lei's sub-boss and is unlocked once the game is beaten with him.
  • Lei is his stage 8 sub-boss.



Tekken 5

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Bruce in Tekken 5.
CG art in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Tekken 5 screenshot: Bruce VS Bruce.

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)
Bruce Irvin, once a mercenary for Kazuya. Bruce left Kazuya's militia 21 years ago and wound up in a survival school. A few years later, he heard Kazuya died. Then one day he heard Kazuya had fought in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. He also learned that the Zaibatsu would soon hold The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. The seasoned veteran sensed something was going on behind the scenes. He wondered who or what it could be. "I need some action. Maybe I'll go have some fun with the Mishima Zaibatsu." says Bruce.
Interludes
Stage 4 Steve Fox: Steve tells Bruce to go home because of his age but Bruce tells Steve to respect his elders. After Bruce defeats Steve, Bruce says, "You're lucky I didn't break your arm, kid!", then he wonders where Kazuya might be.
Stage 7 Kazuya Mishima: Bruce tells Kazuya that unlike 20 years ago, they're now equals. Kazuya disagrees. When Bruce wins the fight, he says that he was gonna go along with the Zaibatsu's charade, but notes that "this is pathetic."
Final Stage Jinpachi Mishima:Bruce walks through Final Stage 2. Jinpachi (in human form) walks up behind him and says, "I'm impressed that you've made it this far." (Bruce turns around hearing Jinpachi's voice) "I am Jinpachi Mishima. My goal... My goal is to destroy all existence!" After he finishes speaking, Jinpachi transforms into his "Devil" form.
Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
A young boy in an ally is practicing his boxing on a punching bag, when three gangsters come and harass him. The gangsters beat the boy up, cut open the punching bag, and steal his boxing gloves. Bruce appears and beats up the three gangsters and returns the gloves to the boy, encouraging him to keep on practising.

Trivia


Tekken 6

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Bruce in Tekken 6.
CG art in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion and Tekken 6 console
Tekken 6 screenshot: Bruce VS Bruce.

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)
During The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Bruce reunited with Kazuya Mishima and aided him in his plot to take over the G Corporation. The G Corporation, controlled by Kazuya behind the scenes, began a war with the Mishima Zaibatsu. As the leader of a private force reporting to Kazuya, Bruce traveled the globe, eliminating Mishima Zaibatsu operatives.

When Kazuya’s plan to destroy the Mishima Zaibatsu began, the G Corporation put a bounty on Jin Kazama's head. Then, just as expected, the Mishima Zaibatsu made its move and announced The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6. In spite of the obvious ambush that awaited him, Bruce entered the tournament for a chance to capture Jin and the reward.

Scenario Campaign (Unofficial Synopsis)
After becoming reacquainted with Kazuya Mishima at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Bruce Irvin decided to assist Kazuya with his scheme to take over G Corporation, and after they had succeeded Kazuya managed to control the corporation from behind closed doors. G Corporation waged war with the Mishima Financial Group (MFG), and Bruce, as Kazuya’s Captain, led Kazuya’s private corps into battle, fighting the MFG the world over. Soon afterward, G Corporation made preparations to annihilate the MFG by placing an enormous bounty on Jin, and as anticipated, the MFG began to show signs of movement: the opening of King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 was announced. Bruce Irvin has entered the tournament to capture Jin…

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)

Bruce is seen leading a group of military soldiers (presumably from G Corporation) against what appears to be the Mishima Zaibatsu. His men cover for him as he takes out several enemies and machine guns. Eventually, all of the enemy forces are captured. Bruce then calls HQ, telling the person on the other side of the line that he won a bet between them. The receiver tells him to clean up, but Bruce replies that he does not need to be told twice. He then rallies up his troops.

Trivia

  • In Scenario Campaign, Bruce is encountered at "G Security Service, Operations Headquarters" as the stage's boss. Occasionally, Bruce will also appear in "West District, Chinatown" (Marshall Law's stage) as a sub-boss.


Spin-offs and Related Games

Tekken Tag Tournament

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Bruce in Tekken Tag Tournament.
Tekken Tag Tournament screenshot: Bruce VS Bruce.

Bruce Irvin is featured as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament.

Gameplay

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Story

Tekken Tag Tournament is a non-canonical Tekken game containing no plot.

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
The camera approaches Bruce, whose back is facing the screen. Bruce turns around and throws many punches and a couple of kicks. Afterward, it is revealed that Bruce beat up many Tekken Force members, Heihachi Mishima, and Kazuya Mishima. This ending takes place in Heihachi's Tekken Tag Tournament stage.

Trivia

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2

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Bruce in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Bruce Irvin is featured as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Gameplay

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Story

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a non-canonical Tekken game containing no plot.

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Bruce is seen running past people with high desperation. He manages to reach his destination, in the middle of a road, but he ends up startling a driver. Before the car can hit Bruce he manages to flip the car by smashing the engine with his elbow. He then picks up the chick that he had saved while the car he attacked earlier explodes behind him

Trivia

  • He has a special tag throw with Kazuya, when he will perform face crushing knee into Kazuya's Hell's Gates.
  • His item move has him summon chickens to attack the opponent (in a similar fashion to Lili's penguins in Tekken 6).


Videos

Character Trivia


Quotes

Pre-fight Quotes
I'm your worst nightmare.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Pre-fight
I'm your worst nightmare.
You're going down.


Character Relationships

Notes