Michelle Chang

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Michelle Chang
Origin United-States.png Arizona, USA
Voiced By English:
Cara Jones (T3)[1]
Julie Ann Taylor (TTT2)
Mibu Minami (T3)
Fighting Style Chinese Kenpo (中国拳法)
Age 17 (T1)
18 (T2)
37 (T3)
39 (TTT2)
Blood Type B
Height 163 cm (5' 4")
Weight 53 kg (119 lbs)
Occupation Hunter
Hobby Tracking/Hunting
Likes Her parents
her adoptive daughter
Dislikes Kunimitsu
Kazuya Mishima
Heihachi Mishima


Michelle Chang (ミシェール・チャン Mishēru Chan) was introduced in Tekken, and she has returned for Tekken 2, and the non-canonical Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Michelle's adopted daughter Julia Chang, takes her place in Tekken 3 and all the subsequent games, although both of them are present in Tekken Tag Tournament.

Determined and strong minded, Michelle Chang houses a deep love for her family and a vengeful nature towards those who threaten them. She pursues her goals with dedication. She also posseses a love for her enviroment, something which is assumed is passed on to her daughter, Julia.

Sometime before the events of Tekken 3, Michelle adopted Julia Chang while Julia was a baby. Michelle was also kidnapped by Heihachi Mishima for her pendant, which is why Julia entered the tournament. Heihachi planned to use her pendant to awaken Ogre in the Aztec Temple in which he was successful in doing. Even after Tekken 3, Michelle's whereabouts are still unknown. Michelle Chang is not a playable character in Tekken 3, but she does appear in Julia Chang's Tekken 3 ending, proving that she was still alive at that time.

Her title in the original trilogy is Wandering Female Warrior.

Games in order of appearance:

*only in Julia's ending

Other appearances:


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


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Prologue (Manual)
This wandering fighter is the daughter of a Native American woman and a Hong Kong man sent by Heihachi Mishima to find an ancient treasure on Native American land. Eventually, on her 18th birthday, she hears from her mother that her father had been killed by Heihachi's men. She is taking part in the tournament to take revenge on "Mishima."
Ending, "Mother" (Unofficial Synopsis)
Michelle has just returned from the Tournament and is walking home through the Arizona desert. She stops and drops her bag, seeing her mother sitting outside. Overjoyed, Michelle runs to her mother.


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



Prologue (Manual)
Kazuya wants the pendant that Michelle wears around her neck, since it carries the secret to a great treasure. Michelle's mother has now been kidnapped by Kazuya's men to ensure Michelle's participation in the tournament. Michelle vows to rescue her mother at all costs.
Ending, "Pendant"
Michelle approaches a lake in a forest with her pendant in her hand while a bird flies by. After a couple minutes of enjoying the nature while making her choice, Michelle tosses the pendant into the water.


  • Michelle's sub-boss is Ganryu.

Spin-Offs and Related Games

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


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

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)

Michelle is shown sitting on the ground. Julia Chang walks up to her and sits down next to her. Then Julia and Michelle starts having an unheard conversation. This ending takes place in Eddy Gordo's second Tekken Tag Tournament stage, which is called "Eddy-B".


  • If you pair up Michelle and Ganryu, in the prefight pose, he will always try to confess his love to Michelle, and she will turn her back on him and wave. In the win pose, Ganryu will do his winning pose while Michelle will be with her back turned at him and her arms crossed.
  • If Michelle and Ganryu lose, Ganryu will crawl towards Michelle but she will turn and wave.

Michelle in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Michelle fighting Craig Marduk

Michelle Chang is featured as a DLC character in the console version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. If you pre-ordered Tekken Tag Tournament 2, you would get a code to get Michelle (along with Kuministu) for free and earlier than usual.


Gameplay-wise, Michelle moveset is very similar to Julia's from Tekken 6, with a few of her own unique moves from Tekken Tag Tournament returning.


Michelle is a half Chinese, half Native American character from Arizona that prefers to hunt and track down animals, like her distant relatives did. She also enjoys watching buffalo with Julia, her adopted daughter. Usually dressed in Native American style clothing complete with a suede vest and headband, Michelle has a pendant capable of awakening Ogre, an evil spirit that wants to destroy the earth. Ganryu, a sumo wrestler is smitten by Michelle but she finds him to be a pest, as does her daughter. [1]

Julia’s foster mother, and a kenpo practitioner. With the murder of her father, and kidnapping of her mother over a pendant handed down in her family, her fate is intertwined with that of the Mishima Zaibatsu. [2]

(From Wii U Edition)

Julia's mother, and expert of kenpo. She has a deep and painful past with the Mishima Zaibatsu, after her father was murdered and her mother kidnapped over an ancient pendant[2].

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)

Michelle is walking around the house; Julia is in the shower. Michelle comes across Julia's wrestling mask and seems interested in it. She tries it on. She smiles and says "Just a peek won't hurt." and poses in the mirror before trying a few moves. Julia then catches her mom posing. Embarrassed, Michelle tries to take the mask off but Julia says she looks great in it and gains an idea. The screen changes to show both Julia (as Jaycee) and Michelle (as a luchadora) beating King and Marduk.


  • She has a special tag throw with Julia where she will lift the opponent and Julia will perform a hurricana and follows up with a sleeper hold[3]
  • Her item move has her strike the opponent with a tomahawk
  • She has a special winpose with Ganryu where he will admire Michelle's appearance

Other Media

Tekken: The Motion Picture Michelle Chang.

Story (Unofficial Synopsis)

Michelle is young and filled with rage because her entire family was murdered by Heihachi Mishima. She is determined to get her revenge, no matter what the odds. This fierce passion is her greatest strength and her only weakness. She fought and overcame Ganryu during the Tournament, but was easily defeated by Kazuya Mishima. Just when Kazuya was about to end her life, Jun Kazama stepped in and saved her life. Later on as the Island is blowing up, she is seen being carried by Paul Phoenix.



Character Trivia

  • Ganryu, a sumo wrestler, is in love with Michelle, but she doesn't feel the same way about him. In Tekken 2, after retiring, Ganryu built a sumo stable to forget about her. Ganryu falls in love with Julia in Tekken 5.
  • While not being playable in Tekken 3, Michelle made an appearance in Julia's ending, indicating that she indeed is still alive.
  • The kanji for "Chang Kenpo" (中国拳法) translates to "Chinese Martial Arts," which is universely known as "Kung-fu."
  • Both of Michelle's endings for Tekken and Tekken 2 end with the scene freezing and the word "Fin", which is the Spanish and French word for "end" or "conclusion" appearing on the screen.
  • In Tekken 6, it is possible to customize Julia to look like Michelle. [4]
  • Michelle would be 39 in Tekken 3 and 41 in Tekken 4, 5, 6.


Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Pre-fight Quotes Win Quotes
Don't forget about me! You have my thanks.
Come get it.

Character Relationships


  1. Cara Jones' Resume. Carasmatic.com (2012-06-21). Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. TTT2 Wii U Edition bio. (image)