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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 and Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. 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, he is a skinny version of Bob which made an appearance in his Tekken 6 ending.


Tekken 6

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. And his schedule was filled with a series of television 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, not believing that he really weighed 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.
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Tekken 6 - Bob Ending

Tekken 7

Bob will be added in Fated Retribution update.

Other appearances

Street Fighter X Tekken

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

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

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:

Tekken Revolution

Bob appears playable in Tekken Revolution.

Character Relationships


Robert Richards/Quotes


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.

In Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Bob gains more moves to his arsenal. His Rage Art has him punching his opponent to the gut following with a barrage of punches followed by a single roundhouse kick. Then he flip jumps in mid-air and lands a powerful diving downward punch towards his opponent.

Fighting style

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.
    • In Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Bob's Rage Art has a slight resemblance to Rufus' Space Opera Symphony Ultra Combo move in Street Fighter IV series but with additional changes.
  • 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.
  • Youtuber Eric Jacobus has done Bob's moves to the point that Harada himself has noticed this and favored him for it.
  • Bob also share the same similarities as Cheng Sinzan from the games of SNK.
    • They both wear the same outfit (unless his P1 can be "customized" as Cheng in T6 and TTT2 as well as in the PC version of SFxT only with the use of mods). 
    • Both motives were "modeled" after one of Hong Kong actor Sammo Hung's major roles in movies that he appeared.
    • Cheng is a brunette and very short-haired while Bob is blonde and has a different hairstyle (hence his name as a hairstyle).
    • And both are overweight.

Tekken 6:

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • He can be "customized" as Morshu from Link: The Faces of Evil minus the fedora, but with a beret instead, and those aformentioned ones as well.

Tekken 7:

  • On the last hit of his Rage Art, Bob utilizes a Rider Jump to a diving Rider Punch like a Kamen Rider.
  • The "Speed & Weight" voices for victory and Rage Art move quotes are from his Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ending.
  • Bob's torn jeans from his new main outfit is similar to Birdie's torn jeans from his updated outfit in Street Fighter V.


  • 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/Outfits


Robert Richards Moves

See also

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