Baek in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
|Full Name||Baek Doo San|
|Height||180cm (5′ 11″)|
|Weight||70kg (154 lbs)|
|Hair||Brown (in his youth)|
|Likes||Memories of his father|
Marshall Law (TK2)
48 (TK5, TK6)
|Family||Mr. Baek (Father)|
|Game Appearances||Tekken 2|
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
|Voice Actors||Sang-Hyun Um (TK5-TTT2)|
In Tekken 2, Baek first appears as Marshall Law's Stage Eight sub-boss. The reason for this is because Baek Doo San went on a rampage after accidentally killing his father. Baek destroyed many dojos, including the one owned by the Laws. In Tekken 3, Baek is not present but he was, in a sense, replaced by his pupil, Hwoarang.
Baek Doo San, a master of Taekwondo, is the son of a former Taekwondo champion.
During his childhood, his father received a career-ending injury. Devastated, his father turned to alcohol and became a heavy-drinker, which ultimately led to his incarceration.
Plunged into a life of poverty, the young master's family was forced to deal with hard times, and just when things looked as though they couldn't get any worse, his mother disappeared, leaving him and his siblings alone. Not too long after that, his father escaped from prison to assist the family, but due to the deprivation of proper nourishment, Baek mistakenly killed his father, a man he respected above all else.
The frightening experience left him traumatized, driving him crazy every time he saw blood. When the police found him, they took him into their care and raised him.
Years later, he found himself walking the path of late his father, a Taekwondo master and champion. But unfortunately, a person knowing the truth about his father's death, threatened to go public with the truth of his past if he didn't destroy his blackmailer's competition.
The attack on the martial arts school Marshall Law instructs at took place while the schools instructor was away; a confrontation between Beak Doo San and Marshall Law is inevitable.
Ending Description: Baek is seen sitting on a bench outside a park. He takes out a locket containing a photo of him and his father. Baek reminisces about his training sessions with his father, remembering the great person he was and how much he loved him. Remembering his father for the man he was, Baek finds peace within himself and he forgives himself for killing his father.
According to the Tekken 3 storyline, Baek was presumed dead after encountering Ogre, the fictional Aztec God of Fighting. One of his closest students, Hwoarang, entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 to exact revenge for his master's death and to also have a rematch with Jin Kazama, the only fighter who had ever fought him to a draw.
Several male characters from the Tekken 2 lineup returned in Tekken 5, including Baek. According to the game's storyline, his encounter with Ogre had left him in a coma; not dead as initially presumed. He woke up over a year later, after his student Hwoarang had already competed in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3. Baek then began teaching Taekwondo at military bases. Hwoarang was drafted into the South Korean Military, but he ran away to compete in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. When he was arrested by the South Korean Military Police, he was informed that Baek was alive.
Baek entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, along with his disciple, Hwoarang. However, Baek withdrew from the tournament when he found out that Hwoarang lost to Devil Jin, and he was seriously injured. Baek then rushed to the hospital to visit Hwoarang. Although Hwoarang's condition wasn't considered as something serious after his treatment, Hwoarang wouldn't wake up, and Baek started blaming himself for being an inadequate instructor.
It took Hwoarang three days to regain consciousness. They discussed the details, and Hwoarang told Baek that he not only has to recover, but he has to strengthen himself even further. Baek sensed his strong will and his unprecedented modesty, and hence he decided to teach him everything he knows. Baek and Hwoarang returned to Korea, and endeavoured to practice intensely. Eventually, the announcement of The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 came from the Mishima Zaibatsu, and Baek decides to enter the tournament one last time to widen his personal experience-collection.
Ending Description: Baek has defeated Azazel. Hwoarang then comes in, asking if he is all right. As soon as he gets up, so does Azazel. However, as Azazel is about to attack, Baek finishes him off by front-kicking him. Azazel's orb broke and he broke to pieces. However, Baek falls to the floor after risking his life to save Hwoarang, while the latter cries "MASTER!!!".
Baek made a minor appearance in Tekken: The Motion Picture, he is shown fighting and being defeated by Kazuya Mishima.
Baek appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament.
Baek returned as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Ending Description: Baek is seen in his dojang reminiscing his time together with his father. He then punches the floor as he remembers the time he accidentally killed him. Hwoarang, who was secretly watching, becomes concerned for his master, and decides to let Baek get mad at him to distract him from his sorrow. He does this staying just out of sight (but not earshot) and pretending to boast about getting away with oversleeping and arriving late. Hwoarang's plan succeeds and backfires at the same time as an incensed Baek tells him to do a thousand pushups.
- Hwoarang - His student, and ally in the Resistance in Tekken 6.
- Marshall Law - Baek attacked Marshall's dojo in the events of Tekken 2, Marshall is also his sub-boss in Tekken 5.
- Mr. Baek - His father and mentor, whom he accidentally killed during a sparring session.
- Ogre - He was put into a coma for over a year by Ogre, before the events of Tekken 3.
- Kazuya Mishima - Baek was defeated by him in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon) and is his sub-boss in Tekken Tag Tournament.
- Wang Jinrei - His sub-boss in the arcade version of Tekken 2.
- Miguel Caballero Rojo - His ally in the Resistance in Tekken 6.
- The name "Baek-Du San" is that of a mountain that is split in two by the North Korean-Chinese border. It is treated almost like a national monument by the South Koreans.
- His given name, "Doo-San", is patterned after one of the ITF's 24 patterns, "Do-San", consisting of 24 movements.
- Baek is a 6th dan black belt, as evidenced by the six stripes on his belt.
- Baek's name is written in the Hangul alphabet as "백두산", and in kanji as "白頭山". In both cases, it means "White head(ed) mountain".
- Baek was attacked by Ogre between Tekken 2 and Tekken 3.
- The uniform that Baek wears is called a dobok. Meaning "way of life training clothes" in Korean, the dobok is the uniform for Taekwondo, modeled after the Japanese gi for the basic look and the v-neck for the hanbok.
- Baek Doo San is also the name of a fictional character in Korea, who was a great taekwondo master who lived in Japan.
- Owners of the Tekken 2 arcade machines were given the option to set either Jun or Baek as one of the ten default characters displayed on the selection screen (in the Playstation version, it was Jun who was placed on this spot). This was accessible via a dip switch.
- Baek is Marshall Law's sub-boss if not placed as default character. Once unlocked, Marshall Law is his sub-boss.
- If placed as default character in the arcade machine of Tekken 2, Baek's sub-boss is Wang Jinrei, and he will be Wang's sub-boss, if Wang is unlocked.
- His Stage 7 sub-boss is Kazuya Mishima.
- Baek's sub-bosses are Marshall Law and Hwoarang. He's also Hwoarang's stage 4 sub-boss.
- While playing as Baek, he meets Marshall Law in the story mode. However, neither of them reminisce about the events in Tekken 2, as if they have not yet met each other. After Baek defeats Marshall, Baek says, "I hold instructional sessions on Sundays at my dojo. Why don't you join in on one of my sessions?".
- He is unlocked by beating story mode 3 times with a different character.
- Among the characters who returned in Tekken 5 and been missing in game since Tekken 2, Baek had the most drastic aging of all these characters. His hair is now gray and he has a beard.
- In the Scenario Campaign of Tekken 6, Baek is a boss at the West Coast Canal Industrial Complex and is in an alliance with Hwoarang and Miguel.
- While he doesn't appear and is never seen in the game, Baek is mentioned a few times in Hwoarang and Steve's story in Street Fighter X Tekken.