Jinpachi Mishima

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Name Jinpachi Mishima
Origin Japan3.png Japan
Voiced By Takeshi Aono & Chikao Otsuka
Fighting Style Mishima Style Fighting Karate (三島流空手) combined with demonic powers
Age Unknown
Blood Type Unknown
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Occupation Founder of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Was CEO prior to the events of the first Tekken and again in T5 / T5: DR.
Hobby Spending time with Kazuya ever since he was a child
Likes Peace of the world
His best friend
his great-grandson
his grandson
Dislikes Heinous manners
Evil
his demonic side
his son

Introduction

Jinpachi Mishima (三島 仁八 Mishima Jinpachi) is the final boss in Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection. In both games, Jinpachi is unplayable. However, Jinpachi is a playable character in the PlayStation 3 release of Dark Resurrection, which is called Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online. He made his return as a playable character in the latest game of the series, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Jinpachi is the original founder of the Mishima Zaibatsu and the one who eventually announced The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. After Heihachi Mishima betrayed him and stole the Mishima Zaibatsu from him, Jinpachi was imprisoned in a chamber under the mishima estate for 40 years. He escaped when an explosion broke the seal restraining him and he managed to break free from his prison. He gains inhuman strength because he becomes possessed by an evil force.

On Twitter, many fans ask the Tekken creator (Katsuhiro Harada) of Jinpachi and the Devil Gene. Harada stated that Jinpachi didn't possess the Devil Gene and that a revengeful ghost possessed him. Interestingly though, in both console versions of Tekken 5, Jinpachi's ending it states that he's possessed by the Devil. Also, in his interlude with Heihachi, Heihachi theorise that his father has the Devil's blood. In the Tekken 6 CG art book in the character history section it states that Jinpachi has the devil gene, it says that he is a unique link within the Mishima bloodline, in which the Devil Gene appears after him. When fans mention this on Katsuhiro Harada's twitter page he later reveals that Tekken Project team dared to mislead fans (sometimes). He also said the Tekken story progresses in 'parallel' and that Tekken only has one canon (story setting) and if Tekken only had one canon story, it will be boring. This means that in the development of Jinpachi's Tekken 5 story he was meant to have the devil gene but his story was changed into a new parallel continuity. At the end of Tekken 5, Jin Kazama kills Jinpachi and he actually thanks him for his actions.

Jinpachi uses an array of unblockable moves in Tekken 5. One of his unblockable attacks is a fireball that Jinpachi fires from the mouth in his abdomen. Jinpachi will usually fire only one fireball, but he can fire two or more if his opponent is close enough to him. The fireball(s) are best avoided by sidestepping or by laying down on the ground, but can be evaded by other means. He is also able to disrupt an opponent by using a move that stuns their motion, regardless of the opponent being on the ground or airborne. This move leaves the opponent open to any attack Jinpachi decides to throw at them. Jinpachi also has a move in which he absorbs a small part of his opponent's health. Also, after his opponent is launched, he can strike with three Electric Wind Godfists.

Games in order of appearance:

* Mentioned in Japanese manual[1]


History

Tekken 5

Gallery - Outfit

Character Portrait: Jinpachi Mishima, Tekken 5.
Tekken 5 screenshot: Jinpachi VS Jinpachi
CG art in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

Gameplay

Jinpachi is capable of stunning opponents with an unblockable stun and he also possesses a "line-filling" demonic inferno attack that can't be blocked, but dodged by side-stepping or other unique moves (such as the "Play Dead", "Art of Phoenix", and "Hunting" stances of Lei Wulong, Ling Xiaoyu, and Kuma/Panda, respectively).

Story

Prologue

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Ending

Death: Jinpachi moves around and screams, writhing in pain, for a while before dissolving into dust and disappearing.
The Final Transformation: Jinpachi sadly says, "It looks like nobody was able to stop me." Jinpachi sheds a tear that appears to be blood. The spikes on his back grow longer, and the spikes in his arms grow longer. Jinpachi screams for a while. Jinpachi causes a huge explosion. A beam is shown shooting towards the sky. A black screen is shown, and words (in white) say, "Jinpachi's mind is consumed by the devil as he reaches his final transformation. The world will never be the same." You can unlock this video by either buying it on PSP version, or letting Jinpachi kill you in last round and not to retry.

Trivia

  • Jinpachi cannot be unlocked as a playable character in the PS2 and PSP versions of Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, but this can be achieved by using a cheating device, such as a GameShark.
  • Jinpachi shares the same interlude with the majority of the playable characters. The only characters whose interlude with Jinpachi are different are Wang Jinrei, Ling Xiaoyu, Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima, Asuka Kazama, Jin Kazama, Devil Jin, Lei Wulong, Jack-5, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, Julia Chang, Lili, Ganryu, Feng Wei, and Raven since their storyline is greatly affected by him.
  • Although Jinpachi is not playable in Tekken 5 or the PSP version of Dark Resurrection, his scenes are shown in Theater mode].
  • In the PS3 version of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Jinpachi Mishima is playable.
  • When Jinpachi throws a fireball accurately, you will hear the opponent's K.O. scream just like Nina's Sadistic Cupid.
  • In Heihachi's epilogue, Jinpachi says Jin's name before lift off. In one of Jin's interludes, Jinpachi asks Jin who he is and Jin says his full name and he was part of Jinpachi's family.
  • Though Jinpachi will usually dissolve into dust in most "Story Mode" endings, his death plays out differently for "Time Attack" mode. In it, he'll stagger towards the opponent that defeated him, declaring "This...this was meant to be." as he turns to stone. Your character will turn and walk away as Jinpachi breaks apart.


Spin-Offs and Related Games

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Gallery - Outfit

Jinpachi Mishima in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Heihachi vs Jinpachi.

Story (From Wii U Edition)

Considered to be the "Ultimate Fighter" from warriors the world over, Jinpachi stepped out of the limelight after losing to his son, Heihachi Mishima. He wan once imprisoned underground for years, but come back to life after Honmaru was destroyed[2].

Ending

Jinpachi is seen inside Heihachi's estate looking for it's owner. He finally finds Heihachi in a room and is upset that Heihachi had betrayed him, but Heihachi just remarks that Jinpachi was back from the depths of hell. Jinpachi unleashes his energy on Heihachi, who seems to have little difficulty in standing it off. Jinpachi decides to increase the amount of power and seemingly kills Heihachi and setting his room on fire.

Trivia

  • His item move has him smash down the opponent with a giant rock, referenced from how he escaped Honmaru in Tekken 5.
  • He serves as the Stage 7 sub-boss with Heihachi in Arcade Mode.
  • He has a special tag throw with Heihachi. He will perform Hadaka Jigoku (1+3) and Heihachi Will perform Lightning Bolt from his stance called "Raijin's Stance".
  • He has a special tag throw with Kazuya. He will perform Hadaka Jigoku (1+3) and Kazuya will perform Lighting Screw Uppercut.
  • He has a special tag throw with Wang when he will perform Stonehead, which knocks the opponent into Wang's Shoulder Smash.


Tekken Revolution

Gallery - Outfit

Jinpachi VS Jack-6.

Jinpachi appears in the free-to-play online game Tekken Revolution as one of five possible Stage 7 sub-bosses (the others being Heihachi, and, on much rarer occasions, Mokujin, Tetsujin, and Kinjin) in the Arcade Battle mode. He retains his appearance and moveset from Tekken Tekken Tournament 2. As with the other sub-bosses and final boss Ogre, Jinpachi has not been made playable in this game.

Videos

Character Trivia

  • When Jinpachi's name is written in Japanese, it is 三島 仁八(Mishima Jinpachi in Kanji) or みしま じんぱち(Mishima Jinpachi in Hiragana).
  • Jinpachi makes a cameo on the console version of Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, wearing a Kabuki cloth with his friend Wang for a while and is mentioned in Wang's ending. He is reunited with Wang when he apparently dies. This ending seems to be non-canon, however.
  • Jinpachi's appearance (mostly his necklace, bracelet and cloak pants) also resembles Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan from Dragon Ball Z.
  • Jinpachi has very similar looks to his son, Heihachi. He is also Heihachi's partner in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and both serve as the sub bosses in Stage 7.
  • In Tekken Tag Tournament 2 he fights in his human form, but can still produce fireballs and can still teleport.

Animations

Pre-fight Animations

  1. Jinpachi spreads his arms to his sides while laughing as the camera slowly closes in on his face.
    • Note: This is only for Tekken 5.
  2. Jinpachi slowly rises from a crouching position until he is completely standing up.
    • Note: This is only for Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection.
    • Note: This may be a reference to Devil and Angel's pre-fight animation in Tekken 2, which would only show before fighting either of them at the Final Stage in "Story" mode.
  3. Jinpachi faces the back before turning to face the camera and says, "Insignificant worm!".
  4. Jinpachi enters his fighting stance and says, "Let's see what you got!"
  5. "Note: These are only for Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Win animations

  1. Jinpachi spreads his arms out to his sides and lets out a long and loud roar.
  2. Jinpachi extends one of his arms towards the screen and says, "Die!".
  3. Jinpachi extends one of his arms in a stance before going back to his ready stance.
  4. Jinpachi flails his arms backwards and lets out a roar before leaving the stage.


Quotes

Pre-fight Quotes
Die!

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Pre-fight Quotes
Insignificant worm!
Let's see what you've got.
Why must I be paired with the likes of you?
Kazuya
Let's go, old friend


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