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Jin
Jin Kazama TTT2 CG art
Jin in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Full Name Jin Kazama
Also Known as Lightning of Fate (TK3)
The Child of Destiny (TK5's Prologue)
Pitch Black Wings (SFxTK)
Status Unknown
Fighting Style Mishima Style Fighting Karate and Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts (Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament)
Karate (Tekken 4 and onwards)
Nationality Flag of Japan Japanese
Height 180cm (5′ 11″)
Weight 75kg (165 lbs)
Eyes Brown
Hair Black
Likes His mother's teachings
Flames
Dislikes Deception
His father
His grandfather
Devil Gene
Ogre
His devil form
Azazel
Species Human
Age 15 (At the time of meeting Heihachi)
19 (TK3)
21 (TK4-TK5/TK5:DR, TK6/TK6:BR-TTT2)
Occupation Student (formerly)
Martial Artist
Head of the Mishima Zaibatsu
Hobby Forest Bathing
Family Jun Kazama (Mother)
Kazuya Mishima (Father)
Heihachi Mishima (Grandfather)
Jinpachi Mishima (Great-Grandfather)
Lee Chaolan (Adoptive Uncle)
Lars Alexandersson (Half-Uncle)
Devil Jin (Devil-gene counterpart)
Alignment Good (TK3-TK5)
Anti-hero (TK6)
Game Appearances Tekken 3
Tekken 4
Tekken 5
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Tekken 6
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Spin-off:
Tekken Advance
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Others:
Tekken Card Challenge
Namco X Capcom
Tekken Resolute
Street Fighter X Tekken
Project X Zone
Voice Actors Japanese:
Isshin Chiba
Minami Takayama (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
English:
Jacob Franchek (Tekken: The Motion Picture as a child)
Patrick Seitz (Tekken: Blood Vengeance)
Brad Swaile (Street Fighter X Tekken)


Jin Kazama (風間 仁 Kazama Jin?) is one of the main characters of the Tekken series. He is featured on the packaging for the console version of each sequel following his introduction in Tekken 3, he has also been the main protagonist for virtually every installment since his debut in Tekken 3 and his role as an anti-hero in Tekken 6.

While Jin is the main protagonist of the series, his half-uncle Lars Alexandersson could be seen as the main protagonist in Tekken 6. Though it could be seen as co-protagonism as Jin's role in the game is the most integral and consequential in the game.

Biography

Jin Kazama is the son of Jun Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Jun's intimate relationship with Kazuya grew and she became pregnant with Jin. The devil within Kazuya attempted to enter Jin while he was still in his mother's womb, but Jun managed to fight it off. Afterwards, Jun moved to a remote location in the mountains where she raised Jin and trained him in the Kazama family's self-defense fighting style.

Several years later, Jun sensed the approaching of a great evil (Ogre) and decided that it was about time she told Jin concerning his origins. She also told him that if anything were to happen to her, he should look for his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima. Jun's premonitions proved to be true, as she was attacked by Ogre four days later on Jin's 15th birthday. Hours after the chaos, Jin, who fell unconscious, then awoke amongst the rubble and began searching for his mother, with no success, enraged, Jin swore revenge. He was then taken in by Heihachi, who began to train him in Mishima-style Karate.

Personality

Jin's actions and surroundings fit the mold of a quintessential "tragic hero", excluding the lack of a tragic flaw as of Tekken 6. ... As with many tragedies, all of the major traumatic events that occur within the hero's life are beyond his control: First and foremost, there's the fact that his grandfather and father are two of the most evil and most ruthless individuals who've ever lived on the face of the earth. Secondly, his mother was cruelly and abruptly taken from him while he was still a teen. Third, he was betrayed by his grandfather, whom he trusted deeply. Fourth, the return of his great-grandfather, Jinpachi Mishima, has caused him to begin losing his internal struggle with the Devil within. Fifth, the appearance of Azazel prompts Jin to corrupt the Mishima Zaibatsu further just for the chance to face the beast and sacrifice himself to destroy it. Each of these occur to a helpless and unassuming Jin, who is simply doing what he can to set things right at every turn.

Jin's personality ranges from calm to angry at various moments, and his words and actions hint toward the bitterness within. He also has one personality trait which is common with many Japanese action heroes. Once Jin's mind is focused in any particular direction, it is immensely difficult to get him to change or even notice the events and people around him. People close to him, including Hwoarang and Ling Xiaoyu, are always going to extremes to gain Jin's attention, and yet, he maintains an indifferent demeanor towards them.

Jin's disinterest in close relations probably results from the Devil Gene. As a result of his family's bloodline curse, Jin thinks that the people he loves will likely suffer, if he ever completely becomes brainwashed by the Devil Gene or become one with it like his father. In short, during Tekken 4, Jin planned to destroy his father and grandfather and then himself, dying without children to put an end to the Mishima curse once and for all. However, Jin could not go through it after defeating his two predecessors, so it's unknown if he has given up on this plan completely since he saw the image of his mother Jun.

However, he has a reason of his actions. In the events of Tekken 6, Jin uses his new position as the CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu to throw the world into chaos in hopes of a cure. Although his intentions are entirely benevolent, since he seeks to use this to awaken and then destroy a much greater threat, Azazel. Believing that defeating this monster could help get rid of his curse, Jin might have destroyed countless people's property, ruined many lives and won lots of enemies through his actions. This may mean that Jin (no matter how painful it is for him) is willing to go out of his morals if that is what it takes to save the world.

In Street Fighter X Tekken, Jin appears as being rebellious and hostility towards most people and it's a stark contrast to his normal game counterpart. He prefers to be alone and does not want others to interfere in his fights as seen when Xiaoyu tells him not to do this alone during their pre-quotes. In their ending however, he also shows his stubborness when he turns into Pandora's state when he tells Xiaoyu to stay away but the power of the box didn't cure him from his devil curse.

Appearance

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Jin Kazama is of Japanese ethnicity. He has black hair that spikes at the back of his head, similar to that of his father, Kazuya Mishima. He also sports fringes, like his mother. Jin is also notably muscular with low body fat percentage, evidence of the many years of hard training. His resemblance to his father is so strong, that in early screen showings of Tekken 3 where his character was still unnamed, many fans speculated that he was a young version of Kazuya Mishima, specifically when he was in his early teen years (Tekken 3 and 4, due to their similarities). While Jin inherited his father's body structure, his face strongly resembles his mother's. One of Jin's most prominent aspects is the black mark on one of his arms, a mark that the Devil branded onto him.

Outfits

Jin has worn a great deal of outfits during the course of the Tekken series. The aforementioned outfits feature a flame motif, and, with the exception of a single outfit in Tekken 6, gloves or gauntlets. In Tekken 6, Jin discards his gloves from Tekken 5 that contain the Kazama family crest in lieu of ones that model his former Mishima style ones. This could be a subtle hint at his personality change. [1] Jin also had alternative clothing, which was his CEO outfit. He also has another outfit in the Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion opening, which is a black leather jacket, with white and red rider gloves, gray pants and black shoes.

In Tekken: Blood Vengeance, he wears two outfits during the movie, the first outfit is a black long sleeve loose button shirt with an extended collar, black pants and black shoes. During his fight with both his father and grandfather, he dons his red and black detachable gauntlets in Tekken 6 and the other outfit is a summer version of his school uniform in Tekken 3 which it was shown in the photo frame between him and Shin Kamiya inside on his apartment.

Story

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Tekken 3

At the age of 15, Jin discovered that he was Kazuya Mishima's son, and also that his mother, Jun Kazama, had died (the actual truth was that she had gone missing). Jin trained himself under the supervision of Heihachi every day with the intention of defeating Ogre, who supposedly killed his mother. Heihachi was not only his grandfather, but also proved to be a reliable teacher.

Four years later, having mastered the Kazama and Mishima Fighting Styles, Jin then started his path as a martial artist.

During the game, Jin fought and defeated numerous opponents in the tournament. He also fought against his rival, Hwoarang, although it ended in a draw. Despite this, Jin continued on through the tournament and finally arrived at the temple where Ogre was located. Just as he approached the entrance to the temple, Heihachi appeared and forced him to fight in order to lure out Ogre, but kept this from Jin. Instead, he told him that he wanted to test Jin's abilities and determine whether or not he was strong enough to fight Ogre.

Eventually, Jin defeated his grandfather, and Ogre then appeared before him. Angered by the sight of his mother's killer, Jin engaged Ogre in a fight, fueled by rage. During the fight, Ogre then absorbed Heihachi's power allowing him to become True Ogre and the fight continued.

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Tekken 3 Jin Ending

Ending Description, "Dirty Blood": Jin defeated True Ogre and had avenged his mother at last. Suddenly due to the extreme battle True Ogre violently exploded. Mere seconds after his victory, Jin is attacked by Heihachi's Tekken Force soldiers, and received multiple gunshot wounds. Slowly succumbing to death, Heihachi shot Jin in the head, therefore killing his own grandson. However, when Heihachi turned his back and walked away, he saw the bodies of his soldiers before him, and turned around to see Jin morphed into his devil form, Devil Jin. Jin then slammed Heihachi through a wall of the temple and violently hurled Heihachi down into the ground. Finally, Jin spread his wings and flew off. Heihachi, weakly, sat up and watched as his grandson, Devil Jin, disappeared into the night.

Tekken 4

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Brisbane, Australia; a city crowded with buildings, new and old. Nestled amongst the towering buildings of this city was a small dojo. A young man trained there, his face covered by the hood of his jacket. This young man trained there quietly, the young man was Jin.

Day after day, Jin trained in the traditional art of karate. Ever since Heihachi's betrayal, Jin loathed everything about himself. His Mishima bloodline, his fighting style, the Devil Gene in his blood, everything. He unlearned the Mishima-ryu fighting style, thanks to the dojo master's training, and mastered traditional karate.

Jin's thoughts burned with the desire to destroy the evil Mishima bloodline, the bloodline of his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, and his father, Kazuya.

One day, Jin heard rumors that The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 4 was announced.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to exterminate the Mishima clan... Without hesitation, Jin hardened his resolve to enter the tournament.

After fighting many opponents in the tournament, including Hwoarang near the end where they promised to fight in the next tournament, Jin finally had a match with Kazuya, his father. On his way to fight Kazuya, Jin encountered the Tekken Force soldiers. Jin managed to take down a number of them but was outnumbered and eventually defeated. He was then taken prisoner by the soldiers.

Heihachi's Tekken Force soldiers held Jin captive at Honmaru. When he arose Jin defeats his father Kazuya, (whom in Jin's dream is antagonizing him to "give in to the anger", which would trigger his Devil Gene) and knocked him unconscious. Heihachi then foils Jin's escape, and challenges him to a fight in an attempt to take Jin's own Devil Gene from him. The two fought immediately, and Jin proved that he was too much for Heihachi to handle. With Heihachi weakened, he then proceeded with his own mission (which was to destroy his evil bloodline by murdering his grandfather, his father, and then himself), but abruptly paused when he had a hallucination of his mother, Jun Kazama (this could also have been her soul reaching out to him). As a result, Jin dropped his grandfather and said, "Thank my mother, Jun Kazama," before once again flying off into the night.

Tekken 5

After the grueling battle between Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima at Honmaru, Jin took flight, leaving the island behind. However, he was overwhelmed by an evil presence and lost consciousness. Jin awoke to an unknown voice and saw a mountainy forest, which appeared to have been ravaged by a giant tornado.

However, Jin had no doubt that he was responsible for the destruction. Upon returning to Yakushima, Jin was plagued by recurring nightmares. Jin could feel the influence of the Devil Gene growing stronger.

"If this keeps eating away at me, I don't know how long I can hold on".

With nothing else left, Jin went out to end his bloodline.

Jin, once again, fought his rival Hwoarang, but the devil gene began to take over Jin again. During this time Hwoarang took the opportunity to strike and defeated Jin. Devil Jin awakened and defeated Hwoarang afterwards.

Back in his human form, Jin met and battled his great-grandfather, Jinpachi Mishima and in the end defeated him. Jinpachi exploded into nothing but dust, as Jin looked up into the sky (this is possibly where Devil Within takes place). In the end, Jin walks into the Mishima Zaibatsu throne room having claimed the Zaibatsu.

Tekken 6

Jin Kazama freed the cursed Jinpachi Mishima and took over the Mishima Zaibatsu. He utilized his elite military unit, the Tekken Force, to carry out covert missions in order to engulf the world in chaos. Once he had rendered most countries' military power useless, he took over space colonies, oil fields, and other energy producing resources. He declared the Mishima Zaibatsu’s independence and waged war against the rest of the world to destroy an even greater evil capable of destroying the world.

The Mishima Zaibatsu swept across the globe, taking over nation after nation. But as the war continued, new opposing forces slowly began to show their presence. Jin learned that Kazuya Mishima was controlling the first and most powerful opposition, the G Corporation. When the G Corporation placed a price on his head, Jin announced The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, as if he had been waiting for the G Corporation to make its move.

However in the Scenario Campaign mode, it is revealed that the war and tournament was just to fill the world with enough negative energy to make the physical form of the evil entity known as Azazel, because Kazuya and Jin are known as the "Two Evil Stars".

Scenario Campaign Ending

Having been defeated by Lars Alexandersson, Jin tells him why he started the war and revealed to him that Jin has a half-controlled Devil Gene, which gives him no choice but to start a war with Kazuya, in order to lure Azazel out of sealing to save the world from Mishima's bloodline treachery, and the only thing that could destroy Azazel, is the person who has a devil's power. Lars tells Jin that he's already taken Azazel out, but he doesn't understand at all what Jin says as Azazel (in Golden Form) appears before them. Jin then utilized his Devil's power and sacrifices himself to kill The Gold Azazel for good, to free himself from the evil inside him and save the world. After Jin defeats Azazel, Raven finds Jin's body lying in the desert. He still bears the Devil tattoo on his arm, indicating that Azazel's demise has not freed Jin from the Devil Gene. It is unknown if he is just unconscious or dead.

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Tekken 6 Jin Kazama (Ending Movie 1 & 2)

Game Ending

Jin successfully defeats Azazel and Kazuya, and once out of the temple, is welcomed by one of his Tekken Force helicopters with Nina aboard, but suddenly, Nina gets thrown out of the aircraft. Then Heihachi appears from the helicopter. Jin realized that Heihachi had been commanding the helicopter the entire time, then Heihachi leaps out of his helicopter to commence a battle with Jin telling him that he will return the Zaibatsu back to him. Jin being victorious, escapes the collapsing temple on another one of his Tekken Force helicopters and heads back to Headquarters.

Other appearances

Tekken: The Motion Picture

Jin made a cameo appearance as a child in Tekken: Motion Picture. Asking his mother, Jun Kazama, if he can finish reading "the story from yesterday", Jun answers, "Alright" and they soon walk home.

Tekken Tag Tournament

Jin returns from Tekken 3 as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament. He retains his moveset but if Heihachi is selected as his partner, he will have access to a new omen stance. While Tekken Tag Tournament being non-canonical, it is still looked at as a refined version of Tekken 3. To support that, Some of the new moves to his arsenal resemble him unlearning the Mishima style and transitioning to the new karate style directly after Heihachi's betrayal when defeating True Ogre.

Ending Description: Jin picks up the unconscious body of his father and arch enemy, Kazuya. Jin is about to finish him with a single punch, only to have paused and dropped Kazuya's body back on the ground. He is then seen with his hands shaking as he falls down to his knees. This restrain is possibly due to "Kazama blood" influence or his mother's spirit taking control of him.

Jin in Kazuya's Ending: Jin is defeated while Kazuya stands over him. However, Jin is rising with vengeance (possibly showing Devil Jin spawning) and Kazuya prepares for a fight.

Jin in Jun's Ending: Jun stands over her son's unconscious body, puts her hand over his forehead and takes away the evil spirit. As she takes the evil spirit away, she gives an angelic smile to her son. When Jin gains consciousness and wakes up, Jun is nowhere to be found.

Jin in Xiaoyu's Ending: Mishima Tech lets out for the day. Ling Xiaoyu catches up to Jin whom is in solitude, as he continues walking and she is walking backwards having a conversation with him. She then continues on her way, but looks forward in a slighty worried state.

Tekken Tag Special Alliance Partners

Street Fighter X Tekken

Jin appears as a playable character in the crossover game, Street Fighter X Tekken. His official tag partner is Ling Xiaoyu. Jin is referred to as "Pitch Black Wings" in his character description. This game is not canonical to the Tekken series.

In his prologue, Jin hears the word of the Pandora crashing into the Antarctic and hears of its dark presence affecting people negatively across the globe. Sensing a power that may retain the Devil Gene, he and his company go to investigate, but Xiaoyu decides to accompany him, wanting to make sure nothing will happen to him. Determined, he sets out in order to better understand his Devil powers.

If your team (or at least first member) are Street Fighter characters, Jin and Xiaoyu (who have succumbed to the influence of Pandora) will appear as sub-boss rivals before fighting Ogre.

If you play as Jin and Xiaoyu in Arcade Mode, Chun-Li and Cammy will appear as their rivals. They want to bring Jin to prison but he is uninterested by them and doesn't care for their warrants because of his goal to find Pandora (Xiaoyu however, was angry because she thinks Chun-Li was trying to steal Jin from her), he then challenges them in a fight to continue to find the box.

Ending Description: After defeating Akuma, Jin and Xiaoyu finally reach the Pandora. Jin walks on ahead with Xiaoyu watching. Before he gets closer to the box, he's thrown into pain and becomes influenced by it. Xiaoyu tries to help and calls out for help, but Jin tells her to stay back. Pandora opened and managed to seal its effect away from Jin, but failed to rid the Devil Gene in his blood. Afterwards, he falls unconscious. Later at sunrise, Jin wakes up on Xiaoyu's lap. He then realizes that the effect of Pandora hasn't rid him of the Devil Gene. He then tells Xiaoyu that he won't give up until he finds a cure.

His Swap Costume is modeled after Crimson Viper, a character from Street Fighter IV. The download blurb states that after defeating her, Jin took interest in Viper's gadget-laden suit and requisitioned one for himself.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Jin appears in the Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie as one of the main characters. He's still the CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Like G Corporation (the Zaibatsu's rival company led by Kazuya Mishima), Jin is seeking out Shin Kamiya and his involvement with the Mutare Experiment (the M-Cell). So he sends Nina Williams, his bodyguard, to Russia to activate an android named Alisa Bosconovitch and use her as a spy to gather information about Shin, who's now a student at an international school in Kyoto, Japan.

Later, Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa are able to find Shin at Kyoto Castle, where he reveals that the cause of his immortality is because of the Mutare Experiment. Jin then arrives at the castle, where he reunites with Shin, whom he was good friends with back at the Mishima Polytechnical School, after a very long time. After a brief conversation with his old friend, Kazuya arrives. Then, a surprisingly alive Heihachi Mishima, who survived an explosion sent by G-Corperation's Jacks sent to kill him and Kazuya, reveals himself and tells everyone that the experiments were engineered by him. After Shin confronts Heihachi, Jin then realizes that Shin was the sole survivor of the Mutare Experiment.

Shin then uses the cell's power to try and kill Heihachi, but Heihachi attempts to kill Shin by putting him in a deadly shoulder lock, spilling most of the teenager's blood and the M-Cell's power. Xiaoyu, Alisa, and a furious Jin, demands Heihachi to stop, but Heihachi heartlessly kills Shin, ridding him of the Mutare Experiment's power. After Shin dies in the arms of Xiaoyu and Alisa, Jin, angered at the process of his friend (out of all of them) dying, decides to battle Heihachi (and his father, Kazuya) and end the Mishima Bloodline once and for all. Xiaoyu attempts to stop the fighting, but it's no use. Jin, Kazuya and Heihachi engage in an epic three-way brawl, all the way down to the bottom of Kyoto Castle. After Heihachi defeats Kazuya, Jin defeats and seemingly kills his grandfather by punching him through a brick wall and sending him falling to his apparent death, avenging Shin.

Afterwards, Kazuya regains conscious and confronts Jin. He then transforms to his Devil form and physically strikes Jin (possibly with telekinesis), sending him through the wall and taking the battle outside. Jin attempts to defeat him without the usage of his Devil powers, but Jin was no match for his demonic father and Devil Kazuya cruelly urges him to transform into Devil Jin. Alisa then attempts to defeat Devil Kazuya instead, but is shut down by Jin. Annoyed that Jin has been using a "doll" to do his work, Devil Kazuya crushes Alisa in half with one single stomp, throwing Xiaoyu into despair. Afterwards, Jin finally transforms into Devil Jin, in order to put an end to the Mishima Bloodline; though his form is completely unstable and out of control. Devil Kazuya then easily defeats his son. However, as he believes he's victorious, Jin finally takes control of his new form, surprising Devil Kazuya and revealing that he never needed the M-Cell. His Devil powers now utilized, Jin successfully defeats his father, sending him plummetting into a nearby waterfall and declaring that the Devil's power is now his.

Afterwards, Jin finds Xiaoyu weeping uncontrollably next to Alisa's destroyed body. After the two friends have a brief conversation about their friendship, Heihachi is revealed to still be alive. Underneath the ruins of the castle, he destroys the coffin harbouring the spirits of the Mokujin, which was the material that the castle was made of. This causes Heihachi to then transform into a giant monster, in order for him to annihilate his grandson. Though the Mokujin try to stop him, he ignores them and attempts to use their power to kill Jin. However, Alisa reactivates herself (due to Xiaoyu's tears and despair) and sacrifices herself to strike Heihachi's weak point. Because of this, Jin finally defeats his grandfather and sends the monster tumbling to the ground. Heihachi's fate (along with Kazuya's) is unknown.

With the battle finally over, Jin puts Alisa back online, making Xiaoyu happy. He then tells Xiaoyu that in time, she will come to defeat him and he'll be waiting. Jin then flies back to the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Jin is a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. He has his moveset from Tekken 6 with some slight modifications. His Lingering Soul Omen has been removed and replaced something similar. This would be his Zenshin stance. Essentially, Zenshin is a variation of his Mental Alertness (2) stance, but instead Jin remains in a stationary position. Intuitively, this would mean that Jin cannot cancel into a dash but is able to cancel into a crouch dash from this stance. However, quite a few of his moves transition into his Zenshin stance by holding forward, allowing a sort of shortcut to his Mental Alertness (2) moves. This increases the fluidity and speed of his moves and allows for quite a variable mix-up. Also, Jin has an item called "evil eyes" which cause his eyes to glow red-orange. His item move associated with this item allows his Shun Ren Dan to become a flurry of rapid punches. It only works when the opponent's health is low enough for Shun Ren Dan to K.O. the opponent.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Jin's Arcade Ending

Ending Description: After defeating Unknown, she falls into Jin's arms. As Jin watches her, she transforms back into her human form, Jun. Jin, in shock in seeing his lost mother watches her with love. Strangely, Jun disappears, leaving Jin alone in the darkness of Fallen Garden. He remains on the ground, having thoughts of his beloved mother and in sadness and rage, he transforms into Devil Jin and flies away. Jin's ending continues from Devil Jin's ending.

Special Alliance Partners:

Tekken 3D: Prime Edition

Jin is a playable character in Tekken 3D: Prime Edition. His Quick Battle Stage 8 opponent is Ling Xiaoyu, Stage 9 opponent is Kazuya Mishima, and Stage 10 is Heihachi Mishima.

Tekken Revolution

Jin appears as a playable character in Tekken Revolution. His critical arts are Thrusting Uppercut, Demon's Paw, Right Roundhouse Punch and Low Lunging Roundhouse Kick(L.L.R.K). His special art is Corpse Thrust.

Project X Zone

Jin is a playable character in the tactical role-playing game Project X Zone, with Ling Xiaoyu as his partner.

Tekken: The Dark History of Mishima

Jin Kazama appears as a main character in the novel written by Takashi Yano. The central plot revolves around him.

Gameplay

In Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, Jin was basically an updated version of Kazuya, with a couple of moves taken from Jun. Since Tekken 4, his moveset changed drastically.

His gameplay is more complicated than the Mishima's. Jin doesn't have their powerful single moves, so he'll have to use different tools. What lacks in sheer damage, he makes up in a better poking game, evasive maneuvres, sneaky stance transitions and an outstanding counter ability. His pokes are quick and hard to read, and none are very punishable on block, so he can apply constant pressure on the opponent. Also, his Mental Alertness stance gives him a good evasive option: when timed in the right way, this stance can evade most moves and give Jin the opportunity to punish the opponent.

Jin has a unique parry that allows him to "circumnavigate" some game mechanics. Is very useful, but hard to apply. Jin's parry works by literally pushing the opponent's move away, thus giving them a recovery where they can't block (based on how slow the move recovers) and allowing Jin to counterattack them after parrying while they're still recovering from the move, acting as if he isn't parrying at all. This is the only way to punish properly some moves that normally are safe on block or only slightly punishable. Jin can also parry an entire combo string, but he must perform the command for every hit before he can punish the final attack.

In Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, if paired with a Mishima (including his demonic self) Jin can enter an Omen stance, which allows him to use some Mishima style moves until performing an attack or being hit, such as the Stonehead, the Dragon Uppercut, the Wind God Fist, the Electric Wind Godfist and so forth. When the Electric Wind Godfist is performed, Jin will remain in omen stance, thus is possible to perform it in succession. When in Omen, Jin's stance is identical to Heihachi's.

Fighting Style

In Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, Jin fought using Mishima Style Fighting Karate, learned from Heihachi, and Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts, learned from his mother. Jin later discarded this fighting style in favor of traditional Karate.

Intro and Win Quotes

Intro Quotes Win Quotes
Come on. (来い koi)

The Mishima bloodline ends here. (三島の血は、俺が絶つ! mishima no chi wa, ore ga tatsu!) (Removed in TK6)

Don't get in my way. (邪魔するな! jama-suru na) Forgive me. (許せ yuruse) (Removed in TK6)
He's waiting for me... (奴が、待っている... yatsu ga, matteiru) (Removed in TK6) I'll get you... (待っている matteiru)  (Removed in TK6)
Fear the wrath of God! (恐怖を教えてやろう! kyōfu wo oshiete yarō) Pitiful! (くだらん kudaran)

Power is everything! (力こそ全てだ! chikara koso subete da)

This is reality. (これが現実だ。 kore ga genjitsu da)
Pointless (無駄だ。 muda da) You're a joke. (無様だな buzama da na)
Come On. (来い koi) -/...

Note: Namco's translation is not the literal translation.

System Ghosts

Tekken 6

Name Rank
LiGHTNiNG WoLF 6th Kyu
J1N K@Z@M@ 3rd Kyu
XxX DEVIL XxX 2nd Dan
Elizabe+h 4th Dan
-bloody- Berserker
Devil Yonemon Vindicator
Croaaaaakkk Vanquisher
Yokohama Jinkun Champion
Hiro M. Raijin
kazamastar Tekken Emperor

Character Relationships

Name Origin

  • Jin (仁) is of Japanese origin, meaning "benevolence". The kanji for Jin can also be read as Hitoshi(ひとし), which is a common Japanese male given name.
  • Kazama (風間) is comprised of Wind (風 kaze) and Interval (間 ma) and collectively the meaning is "while the wind is blowing". Kazama is also a common Japanese surname.
  • Technically being Kazuya's son, Jin would be named "Jin Mishima" per se. However, because he was solely raised by his mother Jun and the conflicting hatred for his Mishima blood, he took his mother's surname instead. [2]

Trivia

  • During Jin's creation, the staff really emphasized that they wanted a "misfortunate character" for the future. [3]
  • Before the release of Tekken 3, Jin was designed to be a character with "determination". At release, he became more of a character with a rather "dark side". [4]
  • During his time at Mishima Polytechnical School, Jin was registered in mechanical engineering. [5]
  • Jin uses the art of Kyokushin Karate in Tekken 4, Tekken 5, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6, and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion; he can be seen practicing Yantsu and Pinan Sono Yon Kata in Tekken 4.
  • Jin's motion actor is Ryu Narushima (成嶋 竜 Narushima Ryū?) after having adopted traditional karate as his fighting style. [6]
  • In Tekken 6, if Jin customize with "Devil Face" and press the following buttons: up + LP + RP, during gameplay, he will fire Devil Jin's "Hellfire Blast" beam upwards.
  • During the events of Tekken 3 he has a schoolboy uniform. This with his age of 19 years old should make him a senior at Mishima Polytechnical School (while Ling Xiaoyu, at 16, should be a Junior).
  • Jin is said to had traveled to Brisbane, Australia to learn karate. [7] At the time of Tekken's creation, Cameron Quinn – a well-known instructor of Kyokushin Karate, Mas Oyama's interpreter, and the author of The Budo Karate of Mas Oyama – was teaching students such as Garry O'Neill and Walter Schnaubelt at his well-known Kyokushin dojo in the city of Brisbane.
  • In Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Jin's English voice actor, Patrick Seitz (credited as Darren Daniels) is also the voice actor of Bob in Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Ironically, Jin's stance in the Tekken 5 CG is somewhat similar to that of Bob's Tekken 6 CG.
  • In Street Fighter X Tekken, He and his father Kazuya's karate belts are longer after the knee. But in their normal game counterpart, their belts are below the knee.
  • After Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, he doesn't have his school costume. It is assumed either he graduated or dropped out of high school during the events of Tekken 3.
  • In Tekken 6, Jin is the only playable boss character. Even though NANCY is also playable, it is not playable in the PSP version and can only be playable in Scenario Campaign.
  • It is commonly established that Asuka Kazama is Jin's cousin, especially in Tekken 6/Bloodline Rebellion and Street Fighter X Tekken, however, according to Katsuhiro Harada, it is not that simple. [8]
  • In Scenario Campaign, if the player played as Alisa or Zafina on Asuka's stage, Alisa or Zafina stated that she assumed Jin and Asuka might be brother and sister.
  • Jin shares similaraities with a character from the Devil May Cry series, Vergil. Both believe that "Power is Everything" and without it, existence would be futile. They both have a calm and cool personality and have a Devil inside of them.
  • Jin shares similarities with a character from The King of Fighters series, K'. Both are the 2nd-main protagonists of the series, Jin is successor from Kazuya while K' from Kyo Kusanagi.
    • Both of them are the Anti-Hero or Tragic Hero type person.
    • Also, Jin and K' share a very similar dream/hope, in Jin's case - He wants to get rid of his destiny as the vessel of the Devil Gene and wants to put an end to the Mishima bloodline. While in K' case's - He wants to get rid of the status as the 2nd-Kyo Kusanagi because of the flames he has in his right hand due to the fact his body has been given Kyo's DNA by the NESTS' experiment, and K' just wants to live a peaceful life, that is part of the reason why he hate KOF tournaments as he has been forced to participate by his friends.
  • Jin also shares similarities with Prototype′s Alex Mercer and SEGA′s Shadow the Hedgehog. All have strange yet very strong powers, and transition from heroes to villains to Anti-Heroes.
  • Son Gohan (a character from Dragonball Z franchise) has a half human and a half saiyan blood. This bears a strong resemblance to Jin who has half human and half devil blood.
  • Isshin Chiba is Jin Kazama's voice actor, even in the Japanese dub of the 2010 film.
  • In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, if the player selects a Jin & Devil Jin team, pressing the combination U/B+TAG. And the original Jin will morph into his Devil Jin form.
  • His skin design in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is more darker than before which is almost tan.
  • The flame on Jin's pants has been 4 different colors. Red (TK3, TTT, TK5:DR, TK6, TTT2), Light Blue (TTT), White (TK4, TK5), and Blue (Tekken: The Motion Picture). Also, his gauntlets' colors have been 4 different colors which is based on the flame colors.

Tekken 3:

  • Not only is he a new character, but he also replaces his parents Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama for this game.
  • His Tekken Force bosses are Paul Phoenix, Nina Williams and Hwoarang.
  • His advertising slogan was "Lightning of Fate" (運命の稲妻 Unmei no Inazuma?).
  • In Heihachi and his ending as well as his CGI in both Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, he has a white tie at the center of his black trousers. But in his in-game appearance the white tie is not seen.

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • He has an interlude with Hwoarang, Kazuya, Heihachi, and Xiaoyu at a game over scene.
  • Heihachi Mishima is his sub-boss by default.
  • Kazuya Mishima is his sub-boss if unlocked.

Tekken 4:

  • His sub boss is Kazuya.
  • He is a final boss to Hwoarang and Kazuya.
  • He and Kazuya are the only ones to fight in Hon-Maru in Story Mode.
  • Because he was in Austrailia for two years, It is possible that he mastered the English language. However, he and Lei Wulong are the only two characters who spoke broken English accent, as shown in Hwoarang's ending.
  • He appears in Hwoarang's ending in his Player 2 outfit. But in both Kazuya and Heihachi's ending, he was seen in his primary outfit but loses the top of his gi after been captured by the Tekken Forces and was bound in chains.
  • This is the only Tekken game where he had to be unlocked.

Tekken 5:

  • He is a sub boss to Ling Xiaoyu and Hwoarang.
  • He and Mokujin are the only characters who do not appear in the opening intro.
  • He and Julia Chang are the only recurring characters who keep their Player 2 outfit from Tekken 4 but not their Player 1.
  • He appears in Asuka's ending in his devil form clothes but maintains wearing his spiral-patterned gauntlets from his primary outfit after being healed by her "touch".
  • In Heihachi's ending, he was seen in his primary outfit being bound in chains along with his father Kazuya and his great-grandfather Jinpachi in a space rocket.
  • In his Story Battle interlude with Hwoarang, he is quoted as saying, "I'm sorry. I can't keep our promise. Things are a bit different now. (すまん。 約束は果たせない。事情が変わった。Suman. Yakusoku wa hatasenai. Jijō ga kawatta.)  After which Hwoarang replies and then he responds with, "That's not what I'm saying. I have family problems to deal with." (そうじゃない。これは俺たち一族の問題なんだ Sō janai. Kore wa ore-tachi ichizoku no mondai nanda). Stubbornly, Hwoarang does not back down. Under his breath, Jin mutters, "You give me no choice." (仕方ないな shikatanai na). After winning the fight, Jin says, "I apologize. I have a duty to complete this Tournament. No matter what the cost. (すまん。今の俺はどんな手を使ってでもこの大会を最後まで見届ける義務があるんだ Suman. Ima no ore wa donna te wo tsukatte demo kono taikai wo saigo made mitodokeru gimu ga arunda). While walking away from the defeated Hwoarang he says, "Don't  worry. I'll be back. " (また戻ってくるさ mata modottekuru sa).

Tekken 6:

  • His opponents in story mode are Lars Alexandersson, Azazel, Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima.
  • His sub-boss in Arena Mode is Kazuya.
  • He has an alternate costume that is similar to Street Fighter villain M. Bison's default costume.
  • He is the antagonist of the game and final boss of Scenario Campaign.
  • Jin can be customized to actually look like M. Bison from the Street Figher series, Light Yagami/Kira from the Death Note series, Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, and Vergil, the main antagonist from Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening.
  • He also can be customized to look like his old Tekken 5 and Dark Resurrection's 2P outfit.
  • He was listed on the Lei Wulong's international crime data.
  • He appears in both Kuma and Heihachi's endings in a space suit and he's the only character to be sent off in space.
  • In the Tekken 6 console opening, the buttoned shirt and pants from his CEO outfit is all black instead of gray and dark purple from his in-game appearance and his Tekken 5 ending. He also wears this during both Miguel Caballero Rojo ending and Ling Xiaoyu's dream from her ending.
  • During Scenario Campaign mode before he drives his motorcycle with his bodyguard Nina in going back to the Zaibatsu. He was seen without his trenchcoat and the color of his buttoned shirt is white instead of gray. In the fifth trailer of Street Fighter X Tekken, he also wears this outfit while fighting against M. Bison but without the lightning design.
  • He is the second boss in the Mishima Zaibatsu, Central Tower and being the final boss in Scenario Campaign mode at Azazel's Temple, Central Corridor.
  • When you play as Jin against the final boss in Scenario Campaign, he was seen fighting against his mirror self without the ability as a final boss as his mirror self has one. This also happens as an arcade mid-boss where he does not have the ability to start off in Rage Mode when he fights his mirror self but his mirror self has this ability while fighting in his primary outfit.
  • He also appears in Lee and his devil form's ending wearing his primary outfit.

Street Fighter X Tekken:

  • Jin is voiced by Brad Swaile for this game as his Tekken: Blood Vengeance voice actor, Patrick Seitz currently voices both Bob and Hugo in the game.
  • He is the first character to have projectiles in this game. The other being Steve, his bodyguard Nina, and later his android, Alisa.
  • Some of Jin's moves has minor changes to his arsenal as his "Median Line Destruction" is based on the movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance where he pummels his grandfather, Heihachi before knocking him outside the castle. His "Over the Shoulder Reverse" and "Tidal Wave" throws became fast to execute rather slow his "Right Roundhouse Punch" however becomes a strong version of his "Demon's Paw" rather his uppercut and his "Spinning Flare Kick and L.L.R.K to Spinning Flare Kick" is based on his appearance in "Devil Within" as he stands up after execution rather than lying down.
  • His default stance is his Tekken 5 CG pose. But after executing most of his moves he changes back to his original fighting stance from his normal game counterpart before switching.
  • Jin's "Penetrating Fist" appears to be very tricky against his opponents as seen when his opponents are getting close or behind from his projectile and gets hit from it. This makes it as his strategic move against them.
  • He also shares the same quote as his rival Hwoarang during their first attack and misses one of their throws and the quotes are "Just getting stand there." and "What!?". In Hwoarang's case his quote from his first attack is "Just getting stand still."
  • Jin's Super Art is the "Devil's Beam" named after his father's super art where he was seen knocking his opponent with one left straight punch but shooting different shades of red projectiles in four hits as he jumps and briefly transforms into Devil Jin and intensively rakes his opponent with a red beam in mid-air before landing on the ground while reverting back to his normal state. His Cross Art however, is his unblockable move "Avenger" where he pummels his opponent first with a Thrusting Uppercut and several punches in reversal and passes to his/her partner by knocking his opponent with a powerful straight punch.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • His ending is similar to his Tekken 3 ending.
  • In his CGI in both Tekken 6 up to Tekken Tag Tournament 2, his skin is light tan. But from his in-game appearance he is almost tan.
  • He appears in Hwoarang's ending and his devil form's ending wearing his CEO outfit while in both Heihachi and his ending, he was seen in his primary outfit.
  • He has a special win pose with Kazuya, Hwoarang, Nina, Jun, Devil Jin, Asuka, Zafina, Lars, Xiaoyu and Miguel.
    • With Kazuya, after the fight the two will glare at each other and immediately engage in a fight. Another is similar to Kazuya and Heihachi's special win pose, where the two would glare at each other while crossing their arms.
    • With Hwoarang, he tries to get Jin's attention by challenging him to a fight, one time Jin will just ignore and walk past Hwoarang, while another time Jin would just stare at him confusingly.
    • With Nina, the two would walk past each other while notably, but silently communicating on their teamwork, while another is where Nina seemingly trying to get his attention, but he just looks at her for few seconds and walks away while Nina stares at him.
    • With Jun, both win poses look very similar to Kazuya and Jun's special win poses, only with the difference of Jin and Jun looking towards each other with loving mother-son smiles.
    • With Devil Jin, Jin would transform into his Devil form and fly away and vice versa where Devil Jin would decend to the ground and transform back into Jin.
    • With Asuka, she would try to be friendly with Jin by giving him a "good teamwork" handshake, but he, instead, walks past her with Asuka giving him a frustrated (and notably disappointed) stare. Another is where Asuka would point at Jin accusingly, but he just walks past her while she irritably stares at him.
    • With Zafina, the two would walk past each other, but Zafina stops and notices Jin with a somewhat surprised look. Similarly, Zafina suddenly notices Jin, but would have a more frustrated look.
    • With Lars, the two would just cross their arms and stare each other, similar to Kazuya and Heihachi, but more neutral.
    • With Xiaoyu, one win pose is similar to Lars and Alisa; only with the difference of Xiaoyu tripping and falling and Jin would not help her up but just stare at her. Another is where Xiaoyu runs towards Jin and happily grabs and shakes his hands while jumping up and down with Jin just staring at her.
    • With Miguel, he would point at Jin and give him a threatening and vengeful impression with Jin bluntly staring at Miguel.
  • In some endings, he usually transforms into Devil Jin but in Tekken 6/Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, he was Devil Jin who transformed back into his human form.
  • On the Wii U version, he gets an outfit based on Link from Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series.
  • In some of the characters' endings that he appeared on, Jin does not speak but on both he and his devil form's ending, he does speak when he screams in rage.

Tekken Revolution:

  • In the E3 2013 debut trailer for Tekken Revolution, Jin is quoted as saying "Power is everything. Overwhelming and Absolute." (力だけを求めいていた、圧倒的な力を。Chikara dake wo motometeita, attō-teki na chikara wo) and "Power is everything." (そう…力こそ全てだ sō... chikara koso subete da). These lines were taken from the Scenario Campaign prologue in Tekken 6.
  • Jin was added to the roster along with Ling Xiaoyu in an update on July 2, 2013 as part of the 1,000,000 download event.
  • Jin's extra costumes include his emperor armor from Tekken 6 as well as a casual suit.

Project X Zone:

  • His caption is "I see, I decide my own destiny!"(そうだ、俺の行く道は、俺が決める! sō da, ore no yukumichi wa, ore ga kimeru!).
  • His voice sample 1 is "I am Jin Kazama, head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, I have a duty." (風間仁、三島財閥の頭首だ、やるべきがある。 Kazama Jin, Mishima Zaibatsu no Tōshu da, yarubeki ga aru.)
  • His voice sample 2 is "We have considerably assembled quite a lot of allies in this world" ( 随分と集まったな、この世界に、物好きな連中だ zuibun to atsumatta na, kono sekai ni, monozuki na renchū da)
  • His voice sample 3 is "If a single family's battle will rip the world apart, so be it..."(世界の境界線が乱れ、戦いは家族する、それもいいだろう sekai no kyōkaisen ga midare, tatakai wa kazoku suru, sore mo ii darō).
  • When he and Xiaoyu fights Batsu ichimonji in his stage, he asks him about his school uniform. Batsu impulsively replies that he was just like from the moral's school committee which he refers to him as his classmate Kyosuke Kagami which is also from the moral's committee.
    • Interestingly, both Jin and Kyosuke are voiced by the same actor which Batsu recognizes the same sounds and words between the two.
  • When he and Xiaoyu fights Alisa in her stage, she does not recognize him as her master even after they beat her in a fight. But in their normal counterparts, she recognizes him as he reboots her during the Scenario Campaign mode against Lars.
  • He is also became one of Seth's main targets which results him being reluctantly joined up with Ryu and Akira against him.

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