Ancient Ogre in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
|Full Name||Ancient Ogre|
|Also Known as||Toshin|
The God of Fighting
|Fighting Style||Personal style sampled from many fighters|
|Family||True Ogre (True form)|
Monstrous Ogre (Last form, non-canon)
|Game Appearances||Tekken 3 |
Tekken Card Challenge
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Namco X Capcom
Street Fighter X Tekken
Ancient Ogre (オーガ Ōga?), who also goes by the name Toshin in Japanese and is also known as The God of Fighting by the ancient Aztecs, is the main antagonist of Tekken 3. Ogre is the Tekken series' first main villain who is not a member of the Mishima family.
Ogre's first, and true (or ancient) form resembles a tall, muscular humanoid with dark green skin. He adorns various types and pieces of old Aztec jewelry and a large golden helmet/crown with very long orange hair. He also has a small round shield that is said to be the fabled Stone of The Sun, the Aztec Calendar attached to his left arm. It is implied that he is of a very old, but very powerful extraterrestrial origin. He was worshipped as the 'God of Fighting' by ancient human civilizations.
Ogre's second form, stands not much taller than its first, but is hunched over to an extent due to the extreme metamorphosis. In this incarnation, he barely resembles a humanoid, sporting a large, grotesque frame, dark brown and gray fur, a monstrous face, wings, horns, and several hissing Viper snakes in place of his new right arm. All of the jewelry Ogre wore in his previous form disappear, save for two leglets and one armlet. To achieve this form, he absorbed Heihachi of his life and fighting force in Tekken 3. After, the arena surrounding him will dim to an eerie pitch black, or extremely dark (in the Arcade version of Tekken Tag Tournament).
Ogre's non-canonical third form (from Tekken 5's Devil Within mode) is less of a drastic change from his first to second, but is much larger overall, appearing to be several stories high. In this form,he has a golden and aqua color, and more closely resembles a large dragon or dinosaur. He features many more horns aligning his limbs and elongated head, and also has four large spikes protruding from the sides of his mouth.
Although Ogre appears to be a wild beast, he is actually a sentient being. Very little information is given on the character's personality or story, but what it does describe says that Ogre "understands entire structures of all living and artificial beings, and absorbs them". In his first form, Ogre is capable of speech (as seen in his winning animations), but speaks in an unknown extraterrestrial language. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (as 2nd form Ogre), it is revealed that he is shown to have a predatorial instinct as seen in his Continue? cutscene if and when the player loses to him on Stage 8.
Ogre is first mentioned in Heihachi Mishima's character profile. It states that many years after Heihachi had reclaimed control of the Mishima Zaibatsu, he forms the Tekken Force, his own military group. One of the missions of the Tekken Force is to search an ancient temple located somewhere in Mexico. Soon after arriving there, Heihachi learns that his entire force has been obliterated by Ogre. Heihachi, having witnessed the power of Ogre, seeks to capture it in hopes of creating the ultimate life form.
According to official canon, Ogre attacks many world-renowned martial arts masters around the world and absorbs their ki and abilities into his own being. Ogre eventually makes his way towards Yakushima, where Jun Kazama lives with her fifteen-year-old son, Jin. Ogre finds them and attacks. In the ensuing fight, Ogre outmatches Jin. The exact result of the battle is unknown, but Jin is knocked out cold and awakens later on to find his home destroyed and Ogre and Jun nowhere to be found. Assuming Ogre has taken Jun's life, Jin swears revenge on the Alien.
As bait to lure Ogre into the open, Heihachi announces the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 five years later. Indeed, Ogre shows up and is defeated by Paul Phoenix. However, unknown to Paul, Ogre morphs into its true form and the tournament continues. Ogre eventually confronts Jin and they clash in battle. Jin emerges victorious and Ogre is defeated.
Ending Description, "Awakening": Ogre stands on top of the burning temple and morphs into True Ogre. Two helicopters fly towards the temple but True Ogre destroys both of them with a single fire breath.
Though Ogre does not appear, it plays a role in the story. Heihachi's scientists capture samples of Ogre's blood and tissue in order to splice Ogre's DNA with Heihachi's and make Heihachi immortal, but the experiment fails since Heihachi lacks the necessary Devil Gene in his blood. Heihachi announces the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 in order to lure Kazuya and Jin, who both carry the Devil Gene, into the open.
Ogre appears only in the mini-game, Devil Within, as a boss.
The plot details events that occur during the two month period between Tekken 4 and Tekken 5. After Jin leaves the Hon-Maru after the final battle in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, he hears rumours that his mother, Jun, is still alive at G Corporation. When Jin travels to their labs, he finds no trace of his mother, but instead discovers that G Corporation has either resurrected Ogre or found another one. In the ruins of an ancient temple beneath the labs, Jin battles Ogre once again. Ogre flees to a deeper part of the ruins with Jin in hot pursuit.
In the deeper ruins, Jin encounters a giant contraption that uses a large white orb to attack. After Jin destroys this, it is revealed that he has unwittingly broken the seal containing Ogre.
Jin battles True Ogre once again. Once it is defeated, it reveals yet another transformation. Despite its new advantages, Jin still triumphs, and destroys Ogre once and for all.
It is still debated whether the events in Devil Within are canon or not but it is generaly assumed not.
Other appearances Edit
In Tekken Tag Tournament, Ogre appeared as an unlockable character in his first two forms.
Ending Description (Ogre): Ogre has defeated Jin Kazama, and it appears as if it is going to absorb him. However, Jin is saved by the appearance of Unknown, and it is implied Ogre and Unknown then fight each other.
Ending Description (True Ogre): Ogre transforms into True Ogre, and is attacked by Devil. The two fight while flying in the air. Devil fires his eye beam and Ogre uses its fire breath. Before one of Devil's beams can touch True Ogre, it instantly teleports behind Devil and then brings him down. Finally, it flies away, breathing fire on Devil.
Ogre appeared in Namco X Capcom in its first form as a boss.
Ogre appeared in his first form in the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken as a boss character counterpart to Street Fighter's Akuma. In his prologue, Ogre has been sleeping deep within an Aztec chamber, hearing voices from beyond his reach and the voices sounded much like the one who created him. Amidst the darkness, Ogre awakened, as if responding to the power given off by the Pandora that had recently crash-landed into the Antarctic. Standing tall, he states "It's finally time.".
Ogre's playstyle in this game exhibits a rather overwhelming presence compared to his Tekken 3 incarnation, using powerful long-reaching attacks that give him plenty of breathing room. He also exhibits the ability to teleport and manifest the element of fire to augment his physical attacks His Super Art, Hell's Inferno, has him launching the opponent high into the air with a fiery punch. He then assaults them with a spinning attack covered in darkness and when it clears, he sprouts fiery wings, tail and horns. He then promptly crashes through the opponent and lands on the ground, standing up just as his opponent smashes headfirst into the ground.
His Swap Costume is modeled after Gill, the final boss of Street Fighter III. It elongates Ogre's hair to about the same length as Gill's and colors it blonde, as well as coloring Ogre's body to a two tone shade of red and blue much like Gill. According to the download blurb, Ogre's appearence changed after he defeated and absorbed Gill.
His second form, True Ogre, is playable in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, while his first form appears as a downloadable character in the console versions of the game, under the name of "Ancient Ogre".
Ending Description: Ogre's ending uses a unique style of animation in contrast to other endings in the game. True Ogre is seen rampaging across a city accompanied by an army of Ogres, and all of them proceed to destroy the surrounding area with little effort.
Character Relationships Edit
Within the series canon, Ogre is directly connected to several other characters within the plot. Below is a brief summary of those characters and their individual relationship with Ogre.
- Official canon describes Ogre as a war weapon left on earth by aliens in ancient times. It is unknown if Ogre is one of their species or simply a living weapon. If so, it is never explained what the purpose is for his existence.
- The storyline for Michelle Chang in Tekken and Tekken 2 state that both Heihachi and Kazuya sought a pendant that was in possession of Michelle's family. In those games, it never explained why Kazuya or Heihachi wanted the pendant. In Tekken 3 however, the epilogue for Julia Chang (Michelle's daughter) reveals that the pendant has the power to control Ogre, which is why Heihachi desired it. It is unknown if this means Heihachi and Kazuya knew of Ogre's existence before Tekken 3.
- The entity known as "Devil" or the "Devil Gene" seems to have a connection with Ogre. In Tekken 4, Heihachi needs both the genes of Devil and Ogre to create the ultimate life form. In Devil Within, the presence of Ogre is enough to trigger Jin's "Devil Gene". In Tekken 6's Scenario Campaign, if using Julia in Azazel's stage, the temple reminds her of Ogre, and when Azazel appears, she initially thinks it's another form of Ogre.
- Ogre is stated to have connections with the ancient Aztecs, where he was worshiped as a "Fighting God".
- In Devil Within, the latter three stage of the game are based on Ogre's lair. Here, the enemies are humanoid monsters. It is unknown what connections these creatures have to Ogre.
Ogre does not seem to have any real rival or anything that he would consider an enemy. He is described as only wanting to absorb all living things. He has attacked and killed/absorbed various fighters in the series:
- The first King - This is witnessed by Armor King and a young boy who Armor King trains to become King II and avenge King.
- Baek Doo San - This is the reason Hwoarang enters the tournament to defeat Ogre, although Tekken 5 reveals Baek survived.
- Jun Kazama - Jin enters the tournament to avenge Jun; but her true status remains unknown, as she is officially "missing".
- Devil - This occurs only in a cutscene in Tekken Tag Tournament, but it is not established what kind of connection Ogre and Devil possess, if any.
- Unknown - the final boss of Tekken Tag Tournament, is seen briefly in Ogre's ending cutscene. Since Tekken Tag Tournament is not considered canon to the series, it is unknown what connection Ogre has to Unknown.
Gameplay/Fighting style Edit
Ancient Ogre's fighting style in his first two forms are a combination of seemingly random moves from various other Tekken characters. He has many moves from characters such as Wang Jinrei, Bruce Irvin, Jun Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, Lee Chaolan, Armor King, Anna Williams, Kuma, Kunimitsu, Baek Doo San and Jack.
He has two unique moves. The first one is called "Serpent's Venom", and the second one is called "Ancient Power", which acts like a counter move. It is notable that many of his moves in Tekken 3 are from fighters not present in the game.
His second form (True Ogre) is capable of breathing fire (possibly a reference to the eye beams used by Devil and Angel in Tekken 2) and teleporting. He cannot use the technique "Ancient Power" while in this form, but he has a new low parry grab based on Kuma's "Bear's Bite" throw.
In all of his forms, Ogre seems to exhibit a type of telekineses, and even psychokinesis. In nearly all of his throws, Ogre swings around his foe without physically grabbing them. He also possesses the ability to fly, even without the wings of his second form. Ogre never uses this ability during a fight, however. Ogre is also shown to have an old and seemingly decrepit Aztec shield worn over his left forearm, despite never being witnessed as utilizing it.
- In Tekken 3, every stage that True Ogre was battled in was pitch black, except for a small black circle in which the fighters were standing in.
- In Street Fighter X Tekken, Ogre's moves are largely fire based. In his Super Art, he becomes wrapped in a fiery aura that strikingly resembles the figure of his second form.