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Bob in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Full Name Robert Richards
Also Known as Slim Bob
Status Alive
Fighting Style Freestyle Karate
Nationality Flag of U S A.svg American
Eyes Blue
Hair Blond
Likes Fighting
Crime Fighting
Helping people when they are needed
Dislikes Weight loss
Species Human
Age 27 (TK6)
Occupation Martial Arts prodigy
Bounty hunter (SFxTK)
Super Hero (TTT2)
Hobby Maintaining his figure and agility
Alignment Good
Game Appearances Tekken 6
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (also as Slim Bob)
Street Fighter X Tekken
Voice Actors English:
Patrick Seitz (TK6-TTT2, SFxTK)
Tsutomu Isobe (SFxTK)

Robert "Bob" Richards (ボブ Bobu?) is a character in the Tekken series who was introduced in Tekken 6 and returned for Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. Bob is a renowned martial arts prodigy from the USA.

An alternate version of himself named Slim Bob is playable in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, as the name suggests, is a skinny version of Bob which made an appearance in his Tekken 6 ending.

History Edit

Tekken 6Edit

Bob had always been very serious about his training. He was hailed as a master of martial arts from a very young age, and he garnered many fans with his chiseled body and good looks. However, he could not defeat opponents who were larger than him. He vanished from the martial arts scene and dedicated himself to a special training regimen that increased his power and weight while maintaining his agility.

After several years in seclusion, Bob returned to the fighting world a changed man. Those who know Bob were astonished by his transformation. His handsome looks were gone and he gained a disproportionate amount of weight. Bob paid no attention to his critics, and relied on the benefits of his training: speed, power and unyielding weight. He decided that he was ready to return to competition; he joined the sixth King of Iron Fist Tournament to test his martial arts abilities once again.

Ending Description: After winning the tournament, Bob became a worldwide sensation. His schedule was filled
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Tekken 6 - Bob Ending

with TV and magazine interviews, with his training secrets becoming unearthed. After cameras take multiple photos, a poster of his obese self appears on the wall, with a blurry image of Bob walking by. He weighs himself in his exercise room, where he discovers he only weighs a shocking 150 lbs on a scale. He steps off, wondering if it was just an illusion, then weighs himself again. After looking at the number once more, he says the following: "It can't be right... How can I only be 150 lbs?". The camera then shows Bob, wearing heavy clothing covering a skinnier and slimmer body, and he shouts in horror, accepting the fact that all of his famous weight vanished without him ever knowing it. He then proceeds to bang his head on the wall, only to be found in the middle of the floor, passed out.

Other appearancesEdit

Street Fighter X TekkenEdit

Bob appeared in the crossover game, Street Fighter X Tekken, as a playable character. His tag partner is Julia Chang.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2Edit

Bob appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a playable character. His Slim Bob alter-ego also appears as a DLC character.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Bob's Arcade Ending

Ending Description: Using his super-hero alter-ego, Bob saves some kids from a group of thugs and later a woman falling from a building. The scene ends with Bob reading a newspaper about his identity being discovered when pictures of him were taken dressing up as the vigilante.

Special Alliance Partners:Edit

Tekken RevolutionEdit

Bob appears playable in Tekken Revolution.

Character RelationshipsEdit


Robert Richards/Quotes

Gameplay Edit

Exceptionally strong, fast and hard-hitting, with good range and devastating combos, Bob is a well-rounded fighter (no pun intended). His offense is very damaging, but most of his good launchers and low hits are punishable. Also, he's a big target for longer juggles. Overall, Bob is generally played as an offensive character.

Fighting style Edit

Bob was described as "a freestyle karate practitioner from the U.S." by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada. His fighting style can also possibly be derived from Martial art-based acrobatic sports such as Tricking.



  • Rufus from the Street Fighter series is similar and often compared to Bob.
    • They are both overweight American fighters who are amazingly fast for their sizes, they both developed their own fighting styles and they both have blonde hair, their personalities are different though as Rufus is loud-mouthed, obnoxious and impatient, a contrast to the more calm, serious and focused Bob.
      • Street Fighter X Tekken takes this a step further, featuring a trailer in which Rufus somehow mistakes Bob for Ken Masters and attacks him (which is extremely ironic, given how well Bob and Rufus resemble and contrast each other in design) in Law's restaurant (ironically, it turned out that the real Ken was just eating there with Ryu).
      • Addionally, Rufus and Zangief's ending in said game shows Rufus losing most of his weight (after opening Pandora which causes its energies to take away his obesity) and become skinny, mirroring Bob's ending in Tekken 6 where he loses his weight and becomes skinny as well under mysterious conditions.
    • Bob can be customized to resemble Rufus in Tekken 6.
  • Bob's physical design is possibly inspired by Haru who was portrayed by the deceased actor Chris Farley in the 1997 movie Beverly Hills Ninja.
  • Additionally, Bob may also be inspired by American actor, comedian, and singer Jack Black who is (among many other achievements) known for voicing Po in Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda film series.

Tekken 6:


  • Bob is a bounty hunter in Street Fighter X Tekken.
  • In Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Bob's dossier is briefly seen when Anna Williams opens a file containing dossiers of various persons of interest.


Robert Richards/Gallery


Robert Richards Moves

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