Heihachi Mishima

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Heihachi Mishima / 三島 平八
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Origin Japan3.png Japan

(later denied by the Japanese government)

Voiced By Banjō Ginga (T1-T2)
Daisuke Gōri (T3-T6:BR, T:TMP, Soul Calibur II, Death by Degrees, Namco X Capcom, Ridge Racer 6)
Unshō Ishizuka (T:BV; Japanese, TTT2, T3D:PE, SFxTK; Japanese, Project X Zone, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, T7)
John Paul Shepard (T:TMP)
Victor Stone (Soul Calibur II)
Jamieson Price (T:BV, SFxTK)
Fighting Style Mishima-Style Fighting Karate
Age 52 (T1), 54 (T2), 69 (At the time of meeting Jin), 73 (T3), 75 (T4, T5/T5:DR, T6/T6:BR)
Blood Type B
Height 180 cm (5' 11") (T2)
179 cm (5' 10") (T3)
Weight 82 kg (180 lbs) (T2)
80 kg (176 lbs) (T3)
Occupation Head of the Mishima Financial Empire (T1,T3,T4), Unemployed (T2,T5/T5:DR,T6/T6:BR)
Hobby Collecting Geta Sandals, Meditation, bathing, collecting shoes, playing with the first Kuma and the second Kuma
Likes World Domination
Peace of the world
Ultimate Power
Proclaiming to be invincible
his wife
Kuma I and II
Panda
Doctor Abel
Ling Xiaoyu
Prototype Jack
Dislikes Weak people
his son
his grandson
his adoptive son
his father
Explosions
The Jack robots
The Devil Gene
Yoshimitsu
Alisa Bosconovitch
Raven

Introduction

Heihachi Mishima (三島平八 Mishima Heihachi) debuted in the first game of the series and he has returned for all subsequent titles.

His given name in Japanese (三島 平八) translates to "Flat Eight" in English. All Mishima given names end with the kanji 八 (meaning eight) pronounced as "Ya", "Pachi", or "Hachi".

Heihachi was born as the heir to the rich, powerful, and well-respected Jinpachi Mishima, the owner of the powerful Mishima Zaibatsu and a world-famous martial arts master. During this time, He fathered a son named Kazuya. Heihachi raised Kazuya harshly. Much to his chagrin, Kazuya grew up kind and frail, perhaps due to the more loving treatment he received from his grandfather Jinpachi (see Kazuya's Tekken 5 ending). At some point, Heihachi betrayed Jinpachi and stole the Zaibatsu from him. His motives for this act are as-of-yet unknown, but it can be speculated that Heihachi disagreed with his lack of aggression and his "soft" treatment of Kazuya. After assuming control, Heihachi began to steer the Zaibatsu into the military industry. Jinpachi attempted to launch a coup to retake the Zaibatsu from his son, but failed and was ultimately imprisoned underneath Hon-Maru where he remained for over 40 years until the events of Tekken 5.

Finally fed up with Kazuya's "weakness", Heihachi tossed his son down a deep ravine, claiming that if he were truly his son, he'd be able to survive the fall and climb back up. Kazuya actually managed to do so, but only through making a pact with Devil and instilling the Devil Gene in his blood was this possible. To further motivate Kazuya, Heihachi adopted the Chinese orphan Lee Chaolan and he raised him as a rival to his true son. It's assumed that Heihachi didn't care about Lee at all and only used him to irritate Kazuya. Over the years, Kazuya traveled abroad and competed in martial arts championships, becoming an undefeated champion (the only blemish on his record being a draw against Paul Phoenix). Eventually, Heihachi decideds to test his son's strength and worth and announces the King of Iron First Tournament.

However, Heihachi is unexpectedly defeated by a powerful Kazuya in an intense father-son battle. In an act of revenge, Kazuya tosses an unconscious Heihachi down the same cliff that he was thrown off as a child. Heihachi manages to survive through sheer willpower and trains in solitude for the next two years until the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 is announced. He enters to exact revenge his son and defeat him once and for all. The two face off in a final showdown which ends in Kazuya's defeat. To ensure his son's death he tosses him into a volcano and leaves him for dead, believing him to be gone for good.

Fifteen years after the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2, Heihachi is approached by a young Jin Kazama, who claims to be his grandson. Heihachi takes him in and teaches him Mishima Style Karate for his own selfish purposes, planning to use him as bait for Ogre. Heihachi also notices that Jin possesses the same "dangerous power" as his son and resolves to eliminate him once he has served his purpose. He announces the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 3 in hopes of bringing together the most powerful fighters from across the globe to lure and capture Ogre.

During the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 (which he secretly entered), he was defeated by Lars, who is later revealed to be his illegitimate son.

Heihachi is considered by most fans an "anti-hero"; not being as evil as Kazuya but, still having a dark side. At times, his actions are cold-hearted and sometimes, they are inspirational (having survived every attempt on his life thus far from pure willpower). In general, Heihachi is not above betrayal, deceit, or committing small crimes in pursuit of what he perceives as a "greater good". Blood relation means nothing to him. Once he has identified a threat, he will eliminate them without any hesitation.

Heihachi is basically the epitome of a self-made man. He believes in complete self-reliance and in being the best in every endeavour. The only charity he will give or alliance he will accept is when it benefits himself. When Kazuya proved too stubborn, he resorted to drastic measures; an action that has come back to bite him on several instances. Occasionally, he will reward people that he deems as extraordinary. For example, he adopted Lee Chaolan after witnessing the orphan fighting, he took in Jin Kazama and actually came to respect his determination to defeat Ogre, but decided to eliminate him. He also admitted Ling Xiaoyu into his school (complete with a giant panda bodyguard) after she aggressively attacked one of his yachts.

Despite coming off as a gruff man, rewarding those who win his respect, but still willing to manipulate his loved ones and family members in order to achieve his plans, Heihachi is not without a heart. Despite Kazumi's supposed death, Heihachi still loves her dearly. When confronted by his son years later, he sheds a tear when his son shouts that Heihachi had killed Kazumi. This indicates that Heihachi and Kazumi had a blissful relationship, and that Heihachi may have been more reluctant or regretful over Kazumi's death more than his son could've known.

It's not yet known why Heihachi has become so interested in creating an "ultimate lifeform" by combining the DNA of himself, Ogre, and the Devil Gene. It can be assumed that because he no longer wishes to succeed his company to either Kazuya or Jin, that the best he could do would be to clone an heir and ensure that it would be worthy. Another theory is that he wants to find a way to use Ogre and the Devil Gene to make himself an immortal, thus making an heir unnecessary. A third theory is that his interest may simply have something to do with his desire to take over the world using these lifeforms.

He also makes a cameo appearance as one of the bonus characters available to play in Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis, alongside fellow Namco characters, including Eddy Gordo and Yoshimitsu (in his Tekken 3 incarnation). Heihachi also appears as a playable character in the PlayStation 2 version of Soul Calibur II.

His title in the original trilogy is King of Iron Fist.

Games in order of appearance:

Other appearances:


History

Tekken 1

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Character Portrait: Heihachi, Tekken.
Tekken screenshot: Heihachi VS Heihachi

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue
Heihachi Mishima is the head of the Mishima Financial Group (MFG), sponsor of the tournament, and father to Kazuya Mishima. The MFG is the world's largest developer of military equipment. Heihachi is holding this tournament for the purpose of gathering the strongest soldiers for his own personal use.
Heihachi Mishima is well-versed in various forms of combat the world over.

Trivia

  • His opponents in Arcade mode are all of the sub-bosses, with Devil Kazuya being the final boss.
  • He & Ganryu have the same voice actor as Jack, and Prototype Jack.
  • This is the only game when he could hit a Hammer Punch to Power Punch on a mid-air opponent.


Tekken 2

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Character Portrait: Heihachi, Tekken 2.
Tekken 2 screenshot: Heihachi VS Heihachi

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (Manual)
Beaten by Kazuya in the previous tournament, in an instant he lost both his fame and family. Having spent his previous time indulging in deviant acts instead of training, he vows to regain all he has lost.
Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Heihachi is seen walking while holding an unconscious Kazuya in his arms. This takes place after Heihachi has defeated Kazuya and won The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. Heihachi drops Kazuya's body in a volcano. Heihachi is shown leaving by helicopter while holding onto a ladder. The volcano erupts, and then a closeup of Heihachi smiling is shown.

Trivia

  • His sub-boss is Lee Chaolan.


Tekken 3

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Heihachi in Tekken 3.
Tekken 3 screenshot: Heihachi VS Heihachi

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (Manual)
Heihachi retrieved the Mishima Financial Empire by defeating his son.

Scheming to further develop the MFE, Heihachi organized "Tekken Force", the MFE's private corps and dispatched them to settle disputes and brought waste land under cultivation to feed the poor countries of the world to gain support of leaders worldwide.

Fifteen years later, a secret excavation by the Tekken Forces in Central American ruins unearths an unusual find. They were annihilated by a mysterious being.

Heihachi realized that the mysterious being could be the legendary God of Fighting, and took action to realize his life's goal, to capture the God of Fighting and therefore rule the world.

One day, Heihachi was visited by a 15-year-old boy named Jin Kazama. Being informed that Jin was his grandson and hearing what had happened to his mother Jun, Heihachi reasoned that the God of Fighting thrives on the "strong souls" of others. Heihachi trained Jin to use him as a decoy to lure the God of Fighting

In Jin's nineteenth year Heihachi declared to the world that the third 'King of the Iron Fist Tournament' was forthcoming. At the same time he noticed that Jin, the youngest of Mishima bloodline, began to show the same "dangerous power" as Kazuya had. Heihachi decided to dispose of Jin after he lured the God of Fighting in order to end the doomed destiny of the MFE.

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Heihachi defeats True Ogre, it then dissolves into nothing. Heihachi takes a moment to rest. He notices Jin laying on the ground, unconscious. Next, some helicopters are shown flying in the sky. Heihachi and Jin, who is still unconscious, are on board one of them. Jin is laying down on what appears to be a stretcher, and Heihachi is sitting next to him. A short while later, Heihachi notices that devil markings are appearing on Jin's forehead. After, Heihachi picks Jin's body up and throws it out of the helicopter then watches Jin's body fall.

Trivia

  • Heihachi is unlocked after beating the game seven times.
  • When Ogre is defeated, he absorbs Heihachi to transform into True Ogre. However, if you defeat Ogre with Heihachi, Jin Kazama will be absorbed instead.
  • Heihachi Mishima's bosses in the Tekken Force side game are (in order of appearance) Eddy Gordo, Julia Chang, Jin Kazama, and himself.
  • This is only game where he could hit a Demon Uppercut as a part of a Spinning Demon.


Tekken 4

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Tekken 4 screenshot: Heihachi VS Heihachi

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)
Two years ago, Heihachi failed to capture Ogre but his researchers succeeded in collecting samples of it's blood and tissue. These in turn were used in an attempt to create a new life form by combining Heihachi's and Ogre's genetic material. The experiment failed, however, and Heihachi learned that he did not possess the Devil Gene necessary to integrate Ogre's genome with his own. In order to obtain the Devil Gene, Heihachi searched for Jin, who had transformed into a devil during the last tournament. During his search, Heihachi learned that the body of his son, Kazuya, whom he had killed 20 years ago, was stored at a cutting edge biotech firm called G Corporation. Heihachi ordered his Tekken Force to raid G Corporation in order to retrieve his remains. However, the mission ended in failure, when Kazuya, revived by G Corporation, retaliated. In order to create a new life form, Heihachi needed the body of Kazuya or Jin, both of whom carried the Devil Gene. After much deliberation, an evil smile spread across Heihachi's lips. The next day, The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 was announced.
Epilogue (In-Game Text)
Heihachi did not kill Kazuya outright. "Come with me if you want to see your son," Heihachi said, and led Kazuya out of the arena. A few hours later, the two were deep within the Mishima Zaibatsu compound. A massive temple stood in the midst of a forest enshrouded in fog. The two entered the building...
Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Heihachi and Kazuya enter Hon-Maru. They notice Jin Kazama chained up and Kazuya gasps. Two chains wrap around Kazuya's arms, and then he is suspended in mid-air like Jin. A short while after Kazuya is suspened, two more chains wrap around his legs while he struggles to get free. Kazuya says, "You think this'll stop me?" while trying to get free. Heihachi says, "Did you think I'd be dumb enough--to let you in here without--a leash to tie you down? That chain has the ability to neutralize your powers. An individual saturated with the Devil Gene, such as yourself--will lose consciousness in a matter of minutes!" Heihachi laughs. Then, he says, "Now, all the pieces are in position! Be thankful that the two of you will die--helping me achieve my objective!" Heihachi laughs again, and then he starts to walk out of the building. White text on a black screen says, "Thereafter, the world came to know an age of darkness..."

Trivia

  • Heihachi is a playable character after beating the game 8 times.
  • He is the final boss in the mini-game "Tekken Force." His stage is ironically "Hon-Maru."
  • Heihachi wore hand and foot wraps when Jin defeated him. However, he only wore wrist and ankle bands in the Tekken 5 opening when the Jack-4's attacked him.


Tekken 5

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

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)
Heihachi Mishima. The head of the Mishima Zaibatsu and the sponsor of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. A squadron of of JACKs cornered Heihachi after his loss to Jin Kazama in Honmaru. At first, Heihachi and Kazuya fought the JACKs together. But Kazuya fled leaving Heihachi to battle the JACKs alone. The would have killed an ordinary human. But Heihachi, no ordinary man, held off the JACKs and survived the ambush. One month later, he learned that someone has taken control of the Mishima Zaibatsu and opened King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Heihach prepares to fight again. "I don't know who's behind this but the Mishima Zaibatsu is mine!" says Heihachi.
Interludes (Unofficial Synopsis)
Stage 4 Jack-5: Heihachi encounters Jack-5 while on the Final Frontier, realizing that it is "one of the things" that attacking him at Hon-Maru. After defeating it, Heihachi continually headbutts Jack-5, saying that this is what it means to mess with Heihachi. Jack-5 falls, and Heihachi, feeling much better, exclaims "Next!"
Stage 8 Kazuya Mishima: Heihachi runs into Kazuya, thinking that he betrayed him. Kazuya tells Heihachi that hadn't, and that he hadn't entered the Tournament "to hear his ramblings." Heihachi doesn't understand what Kazuya means by this, until it is spelled out for him (he then realizes that Jinpachi has been set free). After gaining victory, Heihachi looks down to an unconcious Kazuya, saying that Jinpachi must be waiting for him.
Final Stage Jinpachi Mishima: Heihachi and Jinpachi are staring at each other, arms crossed. Heihachi insults Jinpachi, saying that the years haven't been to kind to him. Jinpachi then dares Heihachi to repeat that after his transformation. After winning, Jinpachi tells Heihachi to do as he pleases; however, Heihachi tells him to get up, since the worst is yet to come (like being blasted off into space).
Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
A rocket is shown while a female voice does a countdown, starting with thirty. The rocket is preparing to launch. It is revealed that Jinpachi, Kazuya, and Jin are strapped onto the rocket with chains. They all try to get free, but they fail. After the countdown is over, a female voice says, "Ignition!" The rocket is launched and all of them scream. Heihachi looks at their faces with binoculars and laughs until the ending video ends.

Trivia

  • Heihachi is unlocked by beating Story Mode 9 times with different characters.
  • His win animation, "Come back when you're ready to fight!" (when holding square button, he says this while picking up his defeated opponent by the head, and then slamming their face into the ground).
  • Heihachi apparently forgot that he left Jinpachi imprisoned under Hon-Maru according to both his and Kazuya's Story Mode dialogue.
  • Fighting Heihachi in "Time Attack" mode triggers a brief cutscene. In it, Heihachi introduces himself as "The true leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu." Another cutscene shows him declaring to his opponent "I won't die that easily, fool!"
  • His appearance in Tekken 5 is non-canon since he never participated in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.
  • In Devil Within, it is revealed that Heihachi has been cloned by G Corporation. Apparently, they cloned him four times. They are the final bosses of Level 2.
  • Heihachi's sub-bosses are Lee Chaolan, Jack-5, and Kazuya Mishima.
  • Heihachi Mishima's new win animation in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection features Heihachi laughing, followed by Heihachi saying, "That felt good. Next!" This is similar to a scene in Heihachi's Tekken 5 / Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Story mode, where, after defeating Jack-5, followed by headbutting it four times, Heihachi laughs. Then, Heihachi will say, "I feel much better now! Next!"
  • He and Paul Phoenix are the only two fighters to not gain an all new default outfit in Tekken 5.


Tekken 6

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Heihachi in Tekken 6 (arcade).
CG art in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion and Tekken 6 console
Tekken 6 screenshot: Heihachi VS Heihachi

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)

Heihachi was knocked unconscious when the JACK military unit he was fighting self-destructed. When he came to, The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 was already over. He went home, without any knowledge of the events that occurred at the tournament, where he was ambushed by the Tekken Force.

Afterward, the Mishima Zaibatsu announced The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6. Heihachi was furious when he heard that Jin had taken control of the Zaibatsu, and he left for the tournament to reclaim control of the Mishima Zaibatsu

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Located at a space station, Heihachi was seen, preparing to kick both Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima into space (all three wearing space suits, with Heihachi's additions of geta sandals on his own). He proceeds to kick Jin to space....but Kazuya proved to be a REAL problem, as he proceeds to kick Heihachi twice (despite being bound), causing the latter to fall into space as well. All three Mishima were left burning as shooting stars upon re-entry. As the "three shooting stars" pass through the sky, Ganryu starts wishing for Julia Chang.

Trivia

  • In the Scenario Campaign mode, Heihachi is a boss at the Mishima Estate. After Lars Alexandersson defeats him, Heihachi realizes that Lars is his long lost "illegitimate son".
  • Heihachi's first two opponents in the "Arena" mode are Jack-6 and Kazuya Mishima.
  • His first item move has him strike his opponent with lightning while the other allows him to spank his opponent thrice



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Spin-Offs and Related Games

Tekken Tag Tournament

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Heihachi in Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament.
Tekken Tag Tournament screenshot: Heihachi VS Heihachi

Gameplay

If teamed with Kuma or Panda, they will be able to use Heihachi's "Demon's Boar (b+2)" move.

If partnered with Jun Kazama he has a tag throw done Performing Stonehead and Pressing Tag (This also works for Kazuya or Jin).

Story

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

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
While sitting on the ground, Heihachi imagines beating up Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Then, Heihachi is shown smiling. This ending takes place in Jin's first Tekken Tag Tournament stage, which is called "Jin-A".

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2

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Character Portrait: TTT2 Unlimited
Heihachi and Kazuya tag assaulting Jin

Heihachi will be featured as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

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Story (Official Site)

Working as the long-time head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Heihachi Mishima solidified the organization’s foundation. At the same time, however, he ran a top-secret research lab, on the search for a way to understand the aging process and regain his youth. The search for perpetual youth and longevity may have seemed like just a dream, but after years of work, his team of researchers finally completed the rejuvenation serum he sought. "Ha ha ha... Now, eternal youth is finally within my grasp!” Gulping down the serum, the effects became to emerge almost immediately. Within minutes, he had transformed into a younger version of himself, complete with a full head of black hair. “This surging power...! Now I will be invincible!” Just as Heihachi was musing over how to reveal his newfound power to the world, the Tag Tournament announced its opening. “Tag, huh? I think I know just who to choose as my partner.” And with that, the curtain raises on the mysterious Tag Tournament. [1]

(From Wii U Edition)

With unlimited power and funding, the Mishima Zaibatsu's influence on the world is absolute. Heihachi is the organization's first leader as well as founder of the tournament which has come to be known as The King of Iron Fist Tournament. Working as a long-time head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, he also earned the title of Tekken Lord. Soon after the fourth tournament, he was rumored dead following the suicide mission by G Corporation's Jack units. Heihachi miraculously returned, and swore to take back the head position claimed by Jin Kazama during his absence[1].

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)

A woman is seen working on a computer and later takes out a test tube with a purple liquid on it. Heihachi, now old again takes a drink from a container, becoming young once again. The woman now gives Heihachi the test tube, with Heihachi shouting that he will have regained his old form once again, and drinks the purple liquid from the test tube. Later his canines become sharper and his muscles become larger. Later it reveals that Heihachi has turned into a bear.

Trivia

  • He and Jinpachi serve as the stage 7 mid-boss.
  • When he and Jinpachi are beaten, Heihachi will push a button which opens a trap door where the player's characters will fall into. Later it turns out that True Ogre is inside the trap door awaiting the player. Should the player lose, he will activate the trap door on Jinpachi and smile before walking away.
  • He has a special tag throw with Kazuya when he will stonehead the opponent into Kazuya's Electric Wind God Fist, Heihachi will then Dragon Uppercut the Mid air Opponent and Kazuya will hurl Heihachi (Against his will) into the Opponent, using him as a Battering Ram.
  • He has a special win pose with Kazuya when they will walk by each other, bumping each other in the process.
  • He has a special tag throw with Kuma, when he performs "Broken Toy" and throws them into Kuma biting and swinging him or her repeatedly.


Street Fighter X Tekken

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Heihachi's artwork image.
Heihachi

Story (In-Game Text)

After Heihachi learns that both Kazuya and Jin are headed to the Antarctic in pursuit of Pandora, he devises a plot to foil both their plans. However, Heihachi also learns that Pandora will only react when a large number of powerful fighters begin to fight amongst each other. Heihachi worries about finding fighters who could match him in strength in order to trigger a reaction. Then without warning, Kuma, who is also trying to control the Mishima Zaibatsu, shows up.

Kuma: (Jin! I know you're there come out now!)

Heihachi: Kuma! I didn't realize you were here!

Kuma: (H-Heihachi! It was you all along!)

Heihachi: It's been too long, friend!

While infuriated with Jin's actions, Kuma is pleased at the sight of his old master, and decides to travel with him.

Heihachi: When the dust settles, I shall be victorious!

Rival Battle

As Heihachi and Kuma walk they see Guile(whose hair, Heihachi remarks is weird) and Abel. As Guile and Abel notice them they start walking towards them with Abel giving Kuma a strange stare. Heihachi decides to take them down before moving on

Ending

Heihachi and Kuma now walk away from a defeated Akuma and try to open the box. Kuma starts hitting Heihachi reminding him that they're splitting the box's contents but Heihachi says that he would only give 10% if it was possible except if it granted power or youth. When Heihachi finally opens the box Kuma hits the box and a giant flash appears. Shortly after Heihachi spots Kuma, now a cub and realizes that only a small portion of his hair was young and shouts that it isn't fair

Epilogue

Heihachi instinctively dodged Pandora but had lost his shot to become young. He now takes the empty Pandora back for research but is left with dead ends regarding the youth. He initially thought about dissecting Kuma but gave up the idea and decided to simply replicate the energy as he couldn't bring himself to kill Kuma.

Trivia

  • His official tag team partner is Kuma. Their special intro has Heihachi say that the opponents have the nerve to challenge him and Kuma, who nods in agreement. Heihachi then states they aren't going to win so easily and calls for Kuma to get ready but Kuma, who just mimicked him doesn't look like he was paying attention.
  • Unlike most characters when he goes into "Pandora" his skin simply turns red while for others their skin color changes to black, marks appear on their body and they are surrounded by orbs of light. Furthermore, Heihachi physically swats his partner aside when he activates Pandora.
  • His promotional artwork shows various signs of "Heihachi Land" in Xiaoyu's Tekken 3 ending (with Jin and Kazuya blindfolded and strapped to the roller coaster)
  • Heihachi and Kuma's rivals are Guile and Abel.
  • His estate is a stage in the game. The roof's BGM is a remix of his Tekken 2 theme and the balcony's BGM is his Tekken 3 arcade theme remixed.
  • His Swap costume is modelled after Sodom, a character from Capcom's Final Fight series who was also playable in the Street Fighter Alpha series. According to the download blurb, Heihachi taught Sodom how to truly appreciate Japanese culture and Sodom sent him a samurai suit as a token of thanks.
  • Heihachi is voiced by Unshio Ishizuka in the Japanese voice track, and Jamieson Price in the English dub, as he was in Tekken: Blood Vengeance. He is the only member of the Mishima family in the game to retain his English voice actor from the movie.


Soul Calibur II

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Heihachi Mishima in Soul Calibur II.

Gameplay

Heihachi Mishima is a playable character in the PlayStation 2 version of Soul Calibur II. Heihachi's moves are different in this game, such as Heihachi's "Flash Punch Combo" (the command for this move is "1,1,2" in the Tekken series, but it is "F+2,2,2" in Soul Calibur II). However, some moves are still the same (Heihachi's "Demon Uppercut" is "f,F+2" in both). Heihachi has also received new moves in Soul Calibur II (such as "1,1,2", where Heihachi throws a "hook" punch, followed by a "backhand" punch, and, finally, Heihachi pushes both of his fists forwards. The name of this move is "Thunder Twin Hammer").

Story

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Namco X Capcom

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Character Portrait: Heihachi, Tekken 2.

Story

Heihachi appears in Namco X Capcom as one of the main protongists (suprisingly, proving Heihachi's anti hero description) in the game he helps all of his allys defeat all the evil characters of the Namco/Capcom universe.

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Death by Degrees

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Heihachi at the optional final boss fight stage.

Heihachi makes a cameo in Nina Williams' spin-off game, Death by Degrees. First, he is shown speaking to Enrique Ortega via satellite. In it, Heihachi states that he is not interested in "that silly weapon", and that he only gave Enrique use of his Tekken Force to test the skills of his elite warriors. When he spots Nina sneaking up on Enrique, Heihachi acknowledges her as "the ultimate sweeper", and he says that he'll take her. Enrique says he can take her, adding "As a corpse, that is..." as his feed cuts out.

Heihachi is also an optional final boss for Nina. To fight him, the player has to complete "Anna Mode", then go through the main game a second time. When Anna Mode is completed, a screen of Heihachi is shown with text stating that Heihachi heads towards the Amphitrite to fight. When the final boss fight with Anna is reached, the game will give the player the choice of fighting either him or Anna. Choosing "Yes" will lead to a cutscene where Heihachi runs up from Anna's left side and kicks her away, saying "I'll take care of this. I'll show you how it's done." as he enters his fighting stance.

Heihachi's attire for this fight consists of a white hakama with red flames on the pant legs, a red belt around his waist in the front, arm gauntlets, and his trademark geta sandals, with white socks. He fights using most of his moves from the Tekken series, such as "Hell Axle" (u/f+3,4), "Dragon Uppercut" (f,N,d,D/F+1), and his "Heaven's Wrath" (b+1+4_b+2+3) attack reversal. His attacks do a great amount of damage, and he is also resilient against most regular attacks. Like Anna, the fight with Heihachi is strictly hand-to-hand combat. Beating Heihachi does not alter the ending cutscene.


Minor Appearances

Death By Degrees

Other Media

Tekken: The Motion Picture

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Tekken: The Motion Picture Heihachi Mishima.

Story

Heihachi Mishima is featured in Tekken: The Motion Picture. In it, Heihachi is first shown throwing his son, Kazuya Mishima, off of a cliff at the age of five, stating that lions push their young off of cliffs and only raise the ones that manage to climb back up. Twenty-one years later, Heihachi hosts a martial arts tournament, dubbed The King of Iron Fist Tournament, on an island. Kazuya attends the tournament, having survived his fall and climbed back up by selling his soul to the Devil. Heihachi and Kazuya face off near the movie's end. The battle is brutal for both of them, but, in the end, Kazuya emerges as the victor. Kazuya plans to kill Heihachi, but Jun Kazama manages to convince him not to. After Lee Chaolan sets the island to self-destruct, it is revealed that Heihachi has regained consciousness, and he escapes from the island via an airplane.

Trivia

  • Heihachi bizarrely speaks mostly in third person.
  • His reason for throwing Kazuya down a cliff is better explained though this is mostly not canon to the storyline.



Tekken (2010 Film)

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Heihachi in the 2010 Tekken Movie.

Story

Heihachi Mishima appears in the Tekken Movie as one of the main anti-hero's. In the film he rules Tekken Corporation, saves Jin, his grandson, from his son Kazuya Mishima. In the movie he appears to be killed by Kazuya in a explosion and Kazuya later owns the tournament. At the end of the movie it is revealed that he survived the explosion and plans to take Tekken Corp from Jin.

Trivia


Tekken: Blood Vengeance

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Tekken: Blood Vengeance Heihachi (middle).

Heihachi appears in the Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie. For the first half, he is only seen in a portrait that is prominently displayed both inside the Mishima Zaibatsu and in the principal's office of Mishima Polytechnic High School. He is first mentioned by name when Xiaoyu and Alisa sneak into the school's underground facility in search of information regarding Shin Kamiya's past, where Xiaoyu finds his name attached to a document regarding the Mutare Experiment. Xiaoyu later goes on to inform Alisa that Heihachi has been thought to be dead for three years, killed by his son, Kazuya (a callback to Tekken 5's opening movie).

Through a text message, Lei Wulong confirms to her that he survived that incident, furthering her belief that he was behind Shin's abduction. This theory is proven to be correct when Xiaoyu and Alisa make it to Kyoto Castle, where Heihachi finally shows up in person, directly following the arrival of Jin and Kazuya. Now within his reach, Shin makes an attempt to exact vengeance upon Heihachi for what he's done to him. However, he is completely unfazed by Shin's attack, and he promptly kills him with a jumping torture rack backbreaker, right after explaining to Jin and Kazuya that his work on developing the M-cell was not done to obtain immortality, but as a means to lure them both out so he can acquire his true goal, the power of the Devil Gene.

What follows is an all-out war between Heihachi, Kazuya, and Jin, his highlighting moments include catching Jin with a German Suplex after Kazuya had tossed him away, delivering his signature Jumping Powerbomb to Jin onto Kazuya's back through several of the castle's floors, and performing an air juggle on Kazuya that brings him to a wall, where a final right punch to the torso briefly takes Kazuya out of the fight. Shortly afterwards, Jin manages to turn the fight in his favor, using a flurry of punches to knock Heihachi out of the castle to a long fall to the ground below.

After Jin defeats Kazuya (with both of them having entered their respective Devil forms), he tells Xiaoyu that he'll be challenged again some day, be it by someone more powerful, or by Xiaoyu herself. Immediately, the sound of Heihachi's voice calls out, as he awakens the spirit of The Kyoto Earth Goddess, collecting the numerous surrounding trees (which were all Mokujin) into one gigantic monster, controlled by Heihachi from the inside. Though the spirits of those Mokujin attempt to resist when he tries getting them to squash Xiaoyu, Alisa, and Panda, he soon quells them, sending the trio backwards into what remains of the castle in doing so. It takes the combined efforts of Alisa and Devil Jin to put this creature to rest, with Alisa firing both her arms into its heart in an attack she dubs "Skyrocket Super Punch", and Devil Jin taking advantage of its staggered state to cut its entire body in half with a powerful laser. Heihachi is directly in the path of both these attacks, but it is up to speculation whether or not he survives this assault.

Trivia

  • After Daisuke Gori's death, Unshō Ishizuka's voices Heihachi, regardless of Heihachi's old appearance.
  • While controlling the Mokujin Monster from within, Heihachi is clad in his infamous Tekken 4 Player One outfit (the fundoshi).


Videos

Character Trivia

  • Heihachi Mishima is one of the four Tekken characters that have appeared in all of the Tekken games (the others are Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, and Yoshimitsu).
  • In the PlayStation 2 version of Soul Calibur II, the player can choose to make Heihachi speak English or Japanese. If Japanese is chosen, he is voiced by Daisuke Gori. If English (the default language) is chosen, he will have the English voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson. His "Destined Battle" is against Raphael.
  • Heihachi rivals in Tekken Card Challenge are Julia Chang, Jin Kazama, and Ling Xiaoyu.
  • Heihachi's youth in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is probably due to Daisuke Gouri's death, needing a new voice.


Quotes

Pre-fight Quotes Win Quotes
I won't die that easily, fools! That felt good.
Next!
Come back when you're ready to fight!

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Pre-fight Quotes Win Quotes
Who are you fools? No one can defeat me!
I'll be quick with your death.
I'll Squash you like a bug!
I won't be needing your help.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Pre-fight Win-quote
It's been too long since I've enjoyed to fight. You come equipped with hidden weapons... As expected of the doctor's pet. Time to shut you down.
Hah, you have some nerve, daring to challenge us! Don't think that you two can win so easily. Kuma, let's go! Finally, peace and quiet. Yet another stupid girl who likes to run her mouth...
Look at you, what can you possibly do with that pathetic body? If anything is perfect, it is me!
Listen up, you arrogant fool of a man! This is your divine punishment.
Young woman, didn't anyone tell you that kicking old men is rude?
Is this my body double? The handsome face, stunning physique, and model-like hair are perfect! (Vs himself)
If you think you can challenge the Mishima clan with your poor skills, think again!
This model is different from the rest I have seen in the past. But it's no matter, you break just like the rest of them.
And now the head of the Mishima clan has returned to his rightful position. Now, only world domination awaits! (VS Jin)
What do you hope to accomplish if you cannot even protect yourself?
Kazuya Mishima, my son, this is where you die. I will see you in hell!
Now, time to tear off this pitiful mask. Why? Because it's been annoying the hell out of me! (Vs King)
Kuma... Your precious sacrifice will not be for nothing!
Is this what the Tekken Force has been reduced to? Things have collapsed to ruin in my absence. (Vs Lars)
I don't have time to waste on a man who can't even take care of his own damn wallet!
Surely you jest! You, a police officer? How do you plan on arresting someone like me?
Brazen little wench! Show your face around me again and I'll make you sing a little song, pretty bird!
I thought fighting you would be a good use of my time, but it looks like I was wrong.
I do not know what kind of plans you have, but you have negotiated with the wrong person.
You persistent, wretched demon! This time I will make sure that you perish for good!
They say dying won't cure stupidity, so you're better off trying to fix your pathetic life instead of perishing here!
I don't know what you have been up to with your covert operations, but your work ends here!
You are that test subject from long ago. So you live... Not taking care of you now may cause trouble later...
This battle does not concern you, child. Go home and forget what you have witnessed here!
For what you have stolen from me a generation ago, I shall now take it back... with interest!

Death by Degrees

Pre-fight Quotes Win Quotes
You disappoint me, little girl. Perhaps I overestimated you.
How pathetic. You disappoint me. Hmph. You're nothing but a scared little girl.
Is that all you've got? Can't you do better than that?
Come back when you've learned how to fight, girlie. Hmph. How can the "ultimate sweeper" possess so little skill?


Character Relationships

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
Jinpachi Mishima
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heihachi Mishima
 
Kazumi Mishima
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lars Alexandersson
 
Lee Chaolan / Violet
 
Kazuya Mishima
 
Jun Kazama
 
Asuka's father
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jin Kazama
 
 
 
Asuka Kazama

Notes