Forest Law

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For the Tekken 3 stage, see Forest (stage).

Name Forest Law
Origin United-States.png USA
Voiced By Katsuhiro Harada (T3, TTT, TA)
Todd Haberkorn (TTT2)
Fighting Style Jeet Kune Do (listed as "Martial Arts" in the T3 and TTT booklets)
Age 25 (T3, TTT), 27 (TTT2)
Blood Type B
Height 177 cm (5' 10")
Weight 66 kg (145 lbs)
Occupation Student at Marshall Dojo
Hobby Shopping
Likes His father
his mother
Paul Phoenix
Credit cards (paid for Paul's Tournament entrance fee and gas as well)
Dislikes Riding on the back of Paul Phoenix's motorcycle (Paul's driving scares him).


Forest Law (フォレスト・ロウ Foresuto Rou) (sometimes spelled as Forrest Law) was introduced in Tekken 3, and he returned for Tekken Tag Tournament and its sequel. He is the son of Marshall Law. They have the same fighting style and the same moves. Like his father, Forest is friends with Paul Phoenix.

Although Forest does not participate in the fifth tournament, he plays a significant role as he is the reason for Marshall entering. During this time, Forest went for a joyride on Paul Phoenix's bike, despite his reservations against it, and ended up causing a major traffic accident. This is the reason why his father, Marshall, decides to enter the tournament in order to pay off the large sum of property damage and Forest's hospital bills that arose from the situation.

His title in the original trilogy is Return of Flaming Dragon.

Games in order of appearance:

Other appearances:


Tekken 3[edit]

Gallery - Outfit

Character Portrait: Law, Tekken
Tekken 3 screenshot: Law VS Law


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Prologue (Manual)
Living in his father's shadow... The proud son of Marshall Law, Forest trains at his father's dojo to achieve Law's success and greatness. As a protective father, Marshall has forbidden his son from entering any contests outside the dojo. Marshall's long-time friend and competitor, Paul Phoenix, visits once every few months to spar with Marshall. One day when Paul arrived, Marshall was away supervising the building of a new dojo. Paul insisted that Forest join him in some training exercises. Forest declined knowing that his father would disapprove. But Paul wouldn't take no for an answer. Unaware of Marshall's restrictions on fighting, Paul suggested to Forest that he join "The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3." Paul sold Forest on the idea by telling him he's a better fighter than his father. Forest knew his father would be angry, but he had to prove that he was worthy of one day inheriting the dojo. Marshall was enraged when he found out what happened. To him, it was as if his son had been kidnapped.
Ending, "Middle Age" (Unofficial Synopsis)
Paul and Forest soon arrive at Marshall's dojo, and they begin stretching before training. Later during the session, Forest performs his "Frogman", however, shortly after, a thud is heard. As Forest looks at the cause, it reveals that both Marshall and Paul failed in performing the move.


Spin-Offs and Related Games[edit]

Tekken Tag Tournament[edit]

Gallery - Outfit

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


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

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Forest and Paul Phoenix are training in Forest's first Tekken Tag Tournament stage (called "Law-A"), performing many mirrored punches and kicks. Suddenly, they turn to each other, not realizing their position, and accidentally kick each other in the testicles. Both of their faces are distorted as they scream in pain and fall to the ground.


Tekken Tag Tournament 2[edit]

Gallery - Outfit

TTT2 Character Portrait
Forest vs Tiger

Forest Law will feature in Tekken Tag Tounrament 2, a non-canonical Tekken game. [1]


Forest's moveset is updated to follow his father's, however, Forest, unlike Marshall, cannot use stances such as "Fake Step" and "Dragon Charge". In order to compensate, Forest's individual moves and strings are more varied. Additionally, he retains moves that his father has "forgotten" from Tekken 4 - Tekken 6


Forest is the son of Marshall Law. He has been training at his father's dojo since childhood, and some even say that his martial arts skills exceed those of his father's. Paul Phoenix has taken a liking to Forest, and they often get in trouble together. [2]

(From Wii U Edition)

Marshall Law's son. Having trained in his father's dojo from childhood, Forest is rumored to have surpassed his father in skill. Paul Phoenix dotes on him, and the two are always getting into mischief together[1].

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)

Forest and Paul are seen riding Paul's motorcycle with a check for an extremely high amount of money. Marshall (who's barking like a dog) begins to chase the two, however he cannot catch up to Paul's bike. Later Paul and Forest are seen going through, Vegas, diverse restaurants and bars, circuses and many other places. They later return to Marshall, having used up all the money. It was revealed that in the previous week while Paul and Forest were on their way to a casino, they saw a burning house. Forest convinces Paul to help out the family. As they drive away we see that they have given the family the check.


  • If you leave Forest idle during gameplay, he will briefly go into his original stance from Tekken 3 and Tag.
  • He has a special tag throw with Marshall Law When he will perform Flash Piston Beatdown (2+4) and hold the opponent still with his foot so Marshall can perform Dragon's Flight. This is a reference to their scene in the Tekken 3 opening too.
  • He has a special tag throw with Paul Phoenix Where he will perform Dragon's fire but Paul will appear and they will perform a double "Phoenix Smasher."
  • Forest's CG artwork is a reference to his Tekken 3 ending where does his signature shrug. He also does this during the Tekken 3 intro and during his tag throw with Marshall Law.


Character Trivia[edit]

  • Forest makes an appearance in Yoshimitsu's Tekken ending, as a child and is wielding a staff ([3]).
  • It was rumored, though not confirmed, that Lili defeated Forest in a street fighting tournament prior to the events of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection. The rumor was based on a man, wearing attire similar to one of Forest's outfits, was seen lying on the ground in Lili's Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection prologue. As Marshall's story states that Forest got into an accident whilst riding Paul Phoenix's bike, it makes it highly unlikely that Forest was the man defeated by Lili.
  • Forest Law appeared in a TV commercial, aired in the year 2000 by the Swiss Milk Producers Association, where he fought and lost against their cow mascot, Lovely. ([4]).
  • Forest rivals in Tekken Card Challenge are Mokujin, Paul Phoenix and Hwoarang.
  • Forest, or a person strongly resembling him, appears in the Rustic Asia stage of Tekken 6. He drives the truck that crashes into the stage before every fight ([5]).
  • Because of Marshall's appearance in Tekken 6 (clean shaven, no chest scars, and younger-looking face), many assumed him to be Forest Law making his return to the series as a playable character.
  • Forest is one of two characters in the series to be replaced by the fighter he was the successor to, with the other being Combot.


Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Pre-fight Quotes
Got nothing on me.
Take a seat, dad!
Just stay out of the way gramps!

Character Relationships[edit]