Kazuya Mishima

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Kazuya Mishima
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Origin Japan3.png Japan

(He abandoned his nationality)

Voiced By Jōji Nakata (T1, T2, TTT)
Kazuhiro Yamaji (T:TMP)
Masanori Shinohara (T4-T7, SFxTK, T:BV)
Adam Dudley (T:TMP)
Kyle Hebert (T:BV)
Jordan Byrne (SFxTK)
Fighting Style Advanced Mishima style Fighting Karate (三島流喧嘩空手改)
Age 26 (T1)
28 (T2)
49 (T4, T5/T5:DR, T6/T6:BR, TTT2)
Blood Type AB
Height 181 cm (5' 11")
Weight 76 kg (168 lbs)
Occupation Unemployed (T1),
Head of Mishima Zaibatsu (T2),
Unemployed (T4-T5),
Head of G Corporation (T6)
Hobby Collecting sneakers (T1)
Likes Ultimate Power
World Domination
his devil form
his grandfather (during childhood)
Anna Williams
Bruce Irvin
his father annoyed
Heihachi's hateful looks
Chaotic World (T2)
Dislikes His son
his father
his adoptive brother
his half-brother
Devil Jin
Volcanoes

Introduction

Kazuya Mishima (三島 一八 Mishima Kazuya) is a character in Tekken and has been in every game except Tekken 3, when he was presumed dead. He was the protagonist of the first Tekken and is one of the main antagonists for the rest of the series, starting from Tekken 2. Kazuya Mishima is the son of Heihachi Mishima, who is the most that hosted the tournament. He is the grandson of Jinpachi Mishima and the father of Jin Kazama due to an unexplained relationship with Jun Kazama. He has a half-brother named Lars Alexandersson who he had been unaware of much of his life, finding out about him in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6. Lee Chaolan is his adoptive brother who Kazuya never liked and shared an intense rivalry with.

When Kazuya's name is written in Japanese, it's translated as 三島 一八(Mishima Kazuya) or みしま かずや(Mishima Kazuya). Kazuya gets 八(hachi or pachi or ya) from 平八(Heihachi) and followed 一(ichi or kazu) which means a beginning because he is the eldest son. The notation that 一八 is rare in Japan.

In the original entry to the Tekken franchise, Kazuya was considered to be the primary protagonist. And for all intents and purposes, there was no reason to believe differently. According to differing sources (such as Tekken: The Motion Picture and a brief scene in Ling Xiaoyu's Tekken 5 ending), Kazuya was actually quite frail, kind and timid as a boy and was the victim of years of abuse at the hands of Heihachi. Indeed, Kazuya originally entered the first Rave War/King of Iron Fist Tournament in order to face off against his father, who was played up to be a corrupt corporate tyrant. Kazuya's clothing of choice is simple white pants, red gloves and footpads. There was only one clue as to Kazuya's true intents and nature: His secret PS One palette swap, which turned out to be Devil.

Tekken 2 saw Kazuya's true nature revealed in full. After he believed his father was dead, instead of bringing justice to the Mishima Zaibatsu and righting the wrongs of his father, Kazuya repeated the corrupt practices of his father and turned it into an even more ruthless organization. While Heihachi was merely ruthless, Kazuya acted absolutely without a conscience. He hired assassins to eliminate any of his critics or rivals (such as the father of Eddy Gordo), he attempted to extort money from several businesses and organizations, and he even smuggled endangered species and conducted genetic experiments on them (Alex and Roger).

Of course, the reason for his evil deeds was because he had allowed his hatred for Heihachi to consume him. Angel, an unknown entity, constantly battled with Devil to determine the actions of Kazuya. Heihachi managed to take advantage of his son's battle of personalities and defeated him in the second King of Iron First Tournament. Kazuya was then thrown into a volcano and nearly killed while the Devil Gene in his body escaped and eventually made contact with Kazuya's son Jin Kazama who succeeded his father as the series' new protagonist for the time being.

Before his downfall, Kazuya was protected by Bruce Irvin, Ganryu, and Anna Williams. He was also an assassination target for Nina Williams. He also became attracted to Jun Kazama; he said in his own words "she was so mysterious." This attraction lead to the birth of his only son, Jin Kazama.

Kazuya is generally a cold-blooded and brutal man who has a harsh way of dealing with things. He is also extremely arrogant and his coldheartedness is complemented by his large ego and self-righteousness. Since his original appearance, Kazuya's character has gone through many transformations: from hero, to villain, to anti-hero and back again. Whatever was left of his good side appears to be totally suppressed by his Devil persona. Kazuya no longer fights against his darker side and the two seem to have come to mutual terms, as Kazuya can transform into Devil when he chooses (such as in the Tekken 5 introduction). This is one of the main factors that makes him well known amongst Tekken fans.

His title in the original trilogy is Cold Blooded Leader.

Games in order of appearance:

Other appearances:


Story

Tekken 1

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Tekken
Tekken screenshot: Kazuya VS Kazuya

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (Manual)
Kazuya is the cold blooded son of Heihachi Mishima. At the age of 5 he was thrown off a cliff by his father. Kazuya survived and vows revenge to defeat his father, he enters the first tournament to kill Heihachi.
Ending, "A Father's Fall" (Unofficial Synopsis)
After defeating his father, Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya assumes control over the entire Mishima Zaibatsu. His first act as the head of the Mishima Zaibatsu was to take his father's supposed lifeless body and throw it off the same cliff he was thrown off by his father so many years ago. After the deed is done, he turns his head and smiles.

Triva

  • Kazuya's stage 8 sub-boss is Lee Chaolan. On the PlayStation version, once you complete Arcade Mode with Kazuya, Lee becomes selectable as a hidden character.
  • Kazuya has a 3rd costume, exclusive to the PlayStation version. It becomes playable by beating 8 consecutive challenging stages of the Galaga minigame, which starts while Tekken is loading.
  • Wild Card uses Kazuya's model.
  • He had a win pose when he would fold his arms and turn his head to the right. This win pose was removed from him in Tekken 2, and given to Devil and later Jin in Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament.

Tekken 2

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Tekken 2
Tekken 2 screenshot: Kazuya VS Kazuya

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (Manual)
After defeating his father, Heihachi Mishima, and throwing his lifeless body from a cliff (as Heihachi did to his son previously) Kazuya appointed himself the new head of the Mishima Zaibatsu. After 2 years had passed, Kazuya organized the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2.
Ending "Evil Smile" (Unofficial Synopsis)
Kazuya Mishima defeats Devil in a brutal battle. Disgusted that he could have trusted someone so weak with his life, and impressed with himself in the sense that he defeated a supposed powerful being, Kazuya simply walks away. Devil, however, regains consciousness, and he tries to kill Kazuya with an eye beam, but Heihachi takes the blast in an attempt to save his son. Kazuya stares at Heihachi, who is standing up and not moving very much for a moment before smiling. Kazuya grabs his father and uses him as a human shield to block Devil's blasts, and once he gets close, he throws Heihachi's lifeless body at Devil, distracting him. When Devil turns around, Kazuya hits Devil with a Dragon Uppercut, effectively knocking him out. Kazuya then smiles victoriously.

Trivia

  • The exact nature of the intimate relationship between Kazuya and Jun has been left rather ambiguous. Many fans like to believe that some degree of love and mutual attraction was involved, however, these ideas are often based on non-canon storyline such as Tekken Tag Tournament or Tekken: The Motion Picture. The canon games describe Jun as being "mysteriously drawn to Kazuya". Namco describes both characters as to "drawn to one another".
  • In Tekken 2, Kazuya's stage is "Darkness Temple".


Tekken 4

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Tekken 4
Tekken 4 screenshot: Kazuya VS Kazuya

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)
20 years ago after losing to his father Heihachi in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2, Kazuya was thrown in a mouth of a volcano. A few days later, G Corporation, a biotech firm making revolutionary advances in the field of biogenetics researches brought him back to life, with G Corporation's aid Kazuya investigated the biomechanics of the devil gene within him by subjecting himself to various experiments. Kazuya believed that once he unlocked the power of the devil gene he would be powerful enough to defeat his father and destroy the Mishima Zaibatsu. 20 years later the Tekken Forces attacked G Corporation and stole their data, Kazuya was also targeted in the fight. Then Kazuya learns of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 which was a trap by Heihachi to lure him out. Despite this knowledge Kazuya enters the tournament knowing that this is his chance.
Epilogue
Cutscene
Kazuya is shown from behind, his arms crossed. As the camera zooms around to show his face, he utters a short scowl and glares over his right shoulder (though in his P2 outfit, the latter detail will be hidden by his sunglasses). This will be shown in either the Building or Laboratory stage, depending on which one Kazuya has not already fought an opponent in.
In-Game Text
The tournament officials sent Kazuya a message: The winner of Round 7 by default is Kazuya Mishima. Please proceed to the final stage. Though Kazuya sensed Heihachi's hand in Jin Kazama's disappearance, a fearless grin crept upon his face as he headed towards the final stage. Heihachi led Kazuya 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, "Fin Kazuya" (Unofficial Synopsis)
After defeating Heihachi in the King Of Iron Fist Tournament, he demands to see Jin (since Jin is being held captive). Kazuya is then taken to Honmaru and sees his son for the first time in his life, Moments later the Devil Gene takes over Kazuya and Devil Kazuya dispatches of Heihachi quickly and taunts Jin to unleash the devil gene with him. Jin awakes with the intention to kill him but is defeated by Kazuya. Kazuya then stands over his son's fallen body and absorbs his devil gene, becoming complete once again. Kazuya then transforms into Devil without the red eyes, signifying his control over the Devil gene.

Trivia

  • Since Tekken 4, Kazuya has been voiced by Masanori Shinohara.
  • From Tekken 4 onwards, Kazuya's left iris has become permanently red.
  • Kazuya is the third stage boss for the Tekken Force mini-game. This stage is known as the "Corridor."
  • Because Kazuya Mishima was not featured in Tekken 3, many fans believed that Namco were going to kill off the character completely. By the time plans of a Tekken 4 was announced, this created a loud outcry amongst the fans, who wanted Kazuya to return to the series.


Tekken 5

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Tekken 5
Tekken 5 screenshot: Kazuya VS Kazuya
CG art in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)
Kazuya Mishima. Knocked unconscious by Jin in the battle of Honmaru. As he came to, he was attacked by Jacks. "Damn!, are they after me too?" says Kazuya. For a while, Kazuya and Heihachi fought as father and son, but Devil Kazuya flew away, leaving Heihachi to die alone. Kazuya enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 to make the traitors pay.
Interludes (Unofficial Synopsis)
Stage 4 Raven: Raven calls Kazuya "the coward who ran away from danger" and Kazuya asks how he knew about what happened. When Raven refuses to explain, Kazuya makes him talk by defeating him. Raven says the reason was observation. Kazuya interrogates Raven further by kicking him. Raven then tells him about "what was under the temple."
Stage 8 Heihachi Mishima: Heihachi accuses Kazuya of betraying him but Kazuya tells him about the sponsor "beneath Hon Maru." Kazuya defeats Heihachi and says the competition will be better.
Final Stage Jinpachi Mishima: Kazuya bows to Jinpachi and says that it is an honor to meet him. Jinpachi then challenges him to a fight.
Ending, "Grandfather Knock-Out!" (Unofficial Synopsis)
After defeating Jinpachi Mishima's devil form, Kazuya stands over his grandfather's body and tries to wake him up. Jinpachi awakes, and Kazuya smiles, with a flash of childhood memories flooding back (Jinpachi and Kazuya are said to have been close in Kazuya's early life). Kazuya, however, ruins the moment, when he evilly grins and kills his grandfather, thus turning him into dust. Then, Kazuya laughs.

Trivia

  • Two of Kazuya's childhood memories were seen in Tekken 5. His special bonding with his grandfather Jinpachi Mishima seen in Kazuya's ending, and a few seconds before he was thrown into a ravine by his father Heihachi seen in Ling Xiaoyu's ending. The latter however had a comical twist and is thus not entirely true.
  • Kazuya received a new win animation in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection in which he performs his Hell Lancer move, then the Glorious Demon God Fist move, while turning his head slightly and shouting, "Doryah!".
  • Kazuya's purple tuxedo makes a return as a selectable attire for him, with some alterations. The coat now has actual longer back-tails and he wears a red undershirt.
  • In the opening movie, Kazuya is wearing his pants that have clouds and lightning,Instead of the ones that have gold, purple and red flame symbols



Tekken 6

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Tekken 6 (arcade)
CG art in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion and Tekken 6 console
Tekken 6 screenshot: Kazuya VS Kazuya

Gameplay

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Story

Prologue (In-Game Text)
After he had killed the G Corporation officials who betrayed him, Kazuya Mishima succeeded in taking control of the corporation from behind the scenes. In the meantime, the world was quickly slipping into chaos due to the activities of the Mishima Zaibatsu, led by Jin Kazama. Kazuya could never accept a world controlled by anyone but himself, and he set out to use the military power of the G Corporation to suppress the Mishima Zaibatsu. At this point, the G Corporation was praised by the nations of the world for its heroic actions. When the G Corporation's public influence had become great enough, Kazuya used it to announce a hefty bounty for anyone who could capture Jin alive. In reply, the Mishima Zaibatsu announced The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6. This was just as Kazuya had predicted, and it put a satisfied smile on his face.
Ending, "Reclaimed" (Unofficial Synopsis)
The Tekken Force surrounds the temple in attempt to shoot whatever comes out. Then Kazuya emerges from the temple and lifted up the defeated Devil Jin for everyone to see. The Tekken Force then saluated Kazuya. Kazuya smiled and laugh evilly.
Scenario Campaign
Kazuya Mishima appears in the Scenario Campaign mode as one of the main antagonists. In Scenario Campaign mode Lars defeats Kazuya twice. The last words Kazuya said to Lars was to warn him about the curse of the Mishima bloodline. He then walked off with his bodyguard Anna at his side.

Trivia

  • In the "Gamescom" trailer for Bloodline Rebellion, Kazuya can be heard saying about, "It's the fate of our family to fight and betray each other. The Curse of The Mishima Bloodline"
  • Kazuya's final boss in Arena is Devil Jin. Additionally, his sub-boss is Heihachi Mishima.
  • His item move allows him to shoot lasers.
  • In the intro of Bloodline Rebellion his Player 2 outfit is white, but in the game it's purple.



Tekken 7

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Gameplay

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Story

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Trivia

  • Though Kazuya can still transform into Devil, his ability to do so has been limited down. His transformation now acts as an alternative to his Rage Art, and will cause his rage to disappear after a successful transformation


Spin-Offs and Related Games

Tekken Tag Tournament

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken Tag Tournament screenshot: Kazuya VS Kazuya

Gameplay

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Story

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

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
It appears that Kazuya has defeated Jin Kazama. Kazuya crosses his arms, uncrosses them, and then he starts to walk away. Jin starts transforming into Devil Jin. Kazuya notices this and turns around to prepare and fight again. This ending takes place in Ogre's Tekken Tag Tournament stage.

Trivia

  • While playing as Kazuya with Devil as his partner, instead of tagging in and out the two will simply transform into each other. This will not occur if Angel is his partner.
  • In the Arcade version, it was impossible to team Kazuya with Angel as she would just turn into Devil. This is not a problem in the PlayStation 2 version of the game.
  • He has a special tag throw with Jun, done by performing stonehead and pressing the tag button.

(this also works for Jin and Heihachi.)


Tekken Tag Tournament 2

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Character Portrait: Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Devil Jin and Devil Kazuya

Gameplay

In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Kazuya gained some news moves and a lot of property changes. He also has the ability to turn into Devil, serving as a stance, rather than as a seperate character; he can now utilize a number of Devil-related moves, including Devil Twister SS+2 and Devil Fist f,f+2 and the laser beams.

Story (From Wii U Edition)

Son of Heihachi Mishima, the "King of Iron Fist." Although he'd already successfully defeated Heihachi and took over the Mishima Zaibatsu, he lost to Heihachi in the second tournament and was thrown into gaping mouth of a volcano. After surviving the ordeal by transforming into the Devil, he made the G Corporation research his body so that he could fully gain control of his new power. Now the head of G Corporation, Kazuya controls the corporation from the shadows to battle the Mishima Zaibatsu, led by his own son Jin Kazama[1].

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
In The Fallen Garden, Kazuya holds an unconscious Unknown by the neck and proceeds to take her powers. He slowly becomes covered in the same slime visible in the ground of Fallen Garden and transforms into Devil (using the appearance from Blood Vengeance). He roars loudly, causing a large shockwave, and flies off.

Trivia

  • Despite Devil Kazuya's appearance in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue in his Blood Vengeance incarnation, the console release depicts him in his "Devil" incarnation from earlier Tekken releases,but with Kazuya's red gloves/foot guards, and white pants
  • His item move appears when his "Stonehead" is used to K.O the opponent. When it does occur, Kazuya will repeatedly headbutt the opponent until all but the shoulders and head of the opponent is knocked underground
  • He has a special tag throw with Heihachi when he performs Stonehead, knocking the opponent into Heihachi's Demon Breath, which knocks the opponent back toward Kazuya, so he can Dragon Uppercut the opponent and Heihachi will then perform Hell Axle on the Mid Air Opponent.
  • He has a special tag throw with Jun, Asuka, or Jin Kazama when he will Stonehead the opponent into them performing White Mountain (Also Known as Wrist Chuck Slam).
  • He has a special tag throw with Lee or Violet, when he will attempt to perform Stonehead but, Lee will leap over him and perform Axle Throw, thus stealing Kazuya's chance to attack. ( This also works when Heihachi is paired up with Lee or Violet.)
  • He has a special tag throw with Alex. He will perform Stonehead and Alex will grab the opponent with his teeth and swing them side to side before throwing them in the air allowing Kazuya to hit him or her with a Hell Lancer.



Street Fighter X Tekken

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Street Fighter X Tekken
Kazuya vs Ryu

Kazuya Mishima is featured as a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken, an crossover game between the Tekken and Street Fighter franchises.

Story (Official Site)

A cold-blooded killer who has awakened the power of the devil. Supporting the G corporation from behind the scenes, he works in secret to reacquire the Mishima Zaibatsu. An arrogant and brutal man, he has fought countless times against his father, Heihachi, and his son, Jin. Kazuya seeks to use Pandora to strengthen the devil power within him so that he can wrestle control of the Mishima Zaibatsu away from Jin.

Story (In-Game Text)

From information obtained by the G Corporation, Kazuya learns that Pandora's box possesses incredible power. He now believes that by using the power of the box, the Devil Gene can now be amplified. With that he can now defeat his son, Jin, and take control of the Mishima Zaibatsu. As he plots Nina appears...

Kazuya: Now there's a face I haven't seen for a while

An assassin unrivaled in strength and well-versed in the movements of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Nina Williams has been hired by Kazuya to help him obtain Pandora in exchange for a vast sum of money. The woman who had once been ordered to assassinate Kazuya, now works in the shadows with him, as he begins his journey for the box.

Nina: Spare me the small talk I'm only here for the job.

Kazuya: Of course. And until that job is completed you will do exactly as you're told.

Rival Battle

While Kazuya and Nina are walking they notice Ken and Ryu. Though Nina says that they are simply punks Kazuya points out that for punks they have made a name for themselves.

Ending

As the pair walk towards Pandora Nina suddenly confronts Kazuya and tells him "someone else" needs Pandora more. Unsurprised he calls on G Corporation soldiers to attack her. Though Nina defeats all the soldiers and successfully escapes Kazuya is unfazed and approaches Pandora.

Epilogue

It is shown that Kazuya had successfully taken Pandora back to G Corporation with hopes of restoring the incomplete Devil Gene resting within him.

Trivia

  • His title is "Controller of the Devil".
  • He appears to be capable of firing Devil Beams in his normal form without fully transforming into Devil, in his super art, though he does briefly manifest black, aura-like energy wings.
  • His Devil Beam super art is a sort of opposite of Jin's version of the move. Kazuya strikes the opponent physically three times whilst Jin pelts the opponent with four energy spheres, and Kazuya fires a Devil Beam from the ground into the airborne opponent whilst Jin's has him fly into the air and blast the grounded opponent.
  • His official partner is Nina. Their special intro has Kazuya command her to follow him, and she asks if they have to take their opponents alive. Kazuya smirks and replies that, while its preferable, accidents do happen.
  • Kazuya and Nina's rivals are Ryu and Ken.
  • Kazuya's swap costume is a uniform of the United States Air Force that Guile works for. According to the download blurb, Kazuya infiltrated the USAF but something went awry and he was actually recruited.
  • Kazuya beats SF character Dan Hibiki in the 1st trailer before challenging Ryu. SF director Yoshinori Ono later said that Kazuya had killed Dan with said beating.



Tekken Revolution

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Kazuya (in the back) alongside the other seven starting characters.
Kazuya facing off against Lars.

Kazuya is featured in the free-to-play online game Tekken Revolution as one of the starting eight characters. As with the rest of the cast, his appearance and moveset are carried over directly from Tekken Tag Tournament 2. However, his lasers while in the Devil Transformation "stance" have been aesthetically changed, having now increased in size to more closely resemble Devil and Angel's beams in Tekken 2.

Special Art/Critical Arts

Kumo Kiri: b+1+2.
Abolishing Fist: d/f+2.
Left Splits Kick: f,F+3.
Wind God Fist: f,N,d,d/f+2_f,N,d/f+2.
Spinning Demon to Left Hook: f,N,d,d/f+4,1_f,N,d/f+4,1.

Trivia

  • Kazuya is infamous for being a "beginner's choice" in this game, with the usage of his Special Art/Invincible in conjunction with Devil's lasers being the most notorious tactic of these players. To a lesser extent, they will also make use of his Roundhouse to Triple Spin Kick (u+4,4,4,4_u/f+4,4,4,4) for an easy mix-up.


Other Media

Tekken: The Motion Picture

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Tekken: The Motion Picture screencrop

Story (Unofficial Synposis)

His father, Heihachi Mishima, threw him off of a cliff as a young boy to see if he could climb back up, as the lion cubs do. Kazuya survived, and during his arduous struggle back up the cliff, he swore to get revenge against his father. This hatred is the dominant force in his life. His entire existence has been spent preparing for this one act of violent revenge. As Kazuya was going to die, an evil spirit flowed through him. "Will you help me?" Kazuya asked. "Yes, in exchange for your soul." the spirit spoke. Kazuya answered yes and the spirit bonded with him. 16 years later, a research team called WWWC had been searching for a boy fallen off a cliff (which was Kazuya). The first researcher to find Kazuya was Jun Kazama, who successfully stopped him from getting revenge on Heihachi. Jun is shown to be impregnated by Kazuya during the conclusion of the movie.



Tekken (2010 Film)

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Tekken (2010 Film) screenshot: Kazuya Mishima

Story (Unofficial Synposis) Kazuya appears in the Tekken Movie as one of the main antagonists. In the film he tries to kill Jin Kazama and betray his father, Heihachi Mishima and take control once and for all. Years before the main story, Kazuya rapes and abuses Jun Kazama who then gives birth to Jin. During the Final battle of the tournament he is ultimately defeated and almost killed by his son, Jin.


Tekken: Blood Vengeance

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Character Portrait: Kazuya, Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Kazuya will be featured in the Tekken movie called Tekken: Blood Vengeance.


Videos

Character Trivia

  • Kazuya appears in the Tekken 3 arcade opening, alongside Jun Kazama (who both had cameo appearances) and Jin Kazama.
  • It is often believed that Kazuya is a homage to Dragonball Z's Vegeta character, since the two characters have many distinguishing similarities, in concern of their character traits, their attitudes, and their personalities. Also, their physical appearance, most noticeably their hair styles, are similar also. Namco has however neither confirmed nor denied that this was a homage or even intentional.
  • Kazuya's sub-bosses include Lee Chaolan, Roger, Heihachi Mishima, and Raven.
  • Before the release of Tekken 3, many Tekken fans believed that the early sketches of Jin Kazama were Kazuya Mishima in his teen years, due to their similarities.
  • Kazuya is one of four characters to be playable in all but one Tekken game, the others being Lei, Lee and Anna.
  • In a poll asking Tekken: Who is your favourite character? by DigitalSpy in September 2012, Kazuya was the tenth favourite (4% of votes), behind Marshall Law (4.2%) and ahead of Jun Kazama (3.3%).[1]


Quotes

Pre-fight Quotes Win Quotes
So it's you. Pathetic.
So you have come. Get lost.
Die!

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Pre-fight
So it's you.
Pitiful.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Pre-fight Win-quote
How interesting, I'll happily take you on. I see, you're a product of the doctor. Let me send you to the scrapheap.
Follow me.(…) Hmph... It's preferable , but accidents do happen. Say farewell, brat.
The perfect body? Are you trying to defeat your foes through laughter?
Heh, I'm going to enjoy ripping you apart.
Eddy? I have no idea who he is. Even if I did, I have no reason to help you.
This time I will finish the job myself. Rest in peace... Father.
Unfortunately for you, you shall be returning home in a casket.
The G Corporation can use a weapon like this in our arsenal...
Hahaha! The power of the devil is now mine, and mine alone! (Vs Jin)
If you want something, you must take it for yourself, or forever live in regret.
I don't know who commissioned this clone but ripping you apart will be satisfying. (Vs himself)
Only a coward hides behind a mask. Now you shall see the fangs of a real beast.
Die a grisly death, beast.
Loser, what do you hope to change in this world with your abilities?
You should know from experience that only fools beget misfortune.
Hahaha! Someone sent a meter maid to stop me? Amazing!
Only the strong deserve money and power. Spoiled girls deserved only pain.
Heh, nothing more than a worn out training dummy.
I knew you couldn't be trusted to get the job done.
This is the power you possess? It is nothing compared to what I can do.
You have not evolved at all since we first met. It's time to end this feud.
Your efforts in tracking us Mishima are so pitiful it makes me laugh.
A true warrior is not personified by the number of matches he has fought. (Vs Steve)
Heh, so you know my son as well... Then let me send you to meet him.
Predictable as always. This time I shall cut you and your sword in half.


Character Relationships

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

Notes