The King of Iron Fist Tournament
The King of Iron Fist Tournament (ザ・キング・オブ・アイアンフィストトーナメント Za Kingu obu Airon Fisuto Tōnamento) is a fictional world-wide martial arts competition that is held infrequently and is hosted by the Mishima Zaibatsu. It draws renowned fighters from all around the globe, with the prize generally being control of the company offered to the victor (who then is free to host the next King of Iron Fist tournament).
The sponsors of the tournament act as a host of sorts for the competition and are almost always the Sub-Boss or Final Boss of the game.
Every winner of every canonical tournament will be crowned the ownership of the tournament.
|Heihachi Mishima (Paul Phoenix defeated Ogre in the third tournament, and, believing himself to be the winner, left. Unknown to Paul, Ogre morphed into his second form, True Ogre, and the tournament continued after his absence. In the end, Jin was proclaimed as the true victor of the third Tournament for being victorious over True Ogre, but when Heihachi betrayed him, he awarded himself the victory).|
|Kazuya Mishima (Heihachi was defeated by Kazuya in official battle, then Heihachi led Kazuya to Jin as promised, when there, Kazuya/Devil knocked Heihachi out of the room, and tried and failed to absorb Jins devil powers, after which Jin woke up beat Kazuya and then Heihachi, and then flew away).
Heihachi Mishima (Kazuya was defeated by Heihachi in official battle, then Jin fled as he defeated Kazuya and Heihachi in the Final Stage as Jin transformed into Devil Jin and left Hon-Maru, but no one saw that).
|Jin Kazama (Jin actually lost to Hwoarang but he transformed into Devil Jin and defeated him, allowing him to continue progressing through the tournament).|
|None (Tournament was canceled when Heihachi was reported dead)|
- Heihachi Mishima has sponsored the most tournaments, having sponsored the first, third, and fourth tournaments.
- Every tournament has been sponsored by somebody within the Mishima bloodline.