Marshall in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
|Full Name||Marshall Law|
|Fighting Style||Martial Arts (Jeet Kune Do)|
|Occupation||Cook and resturant owner |
Dojo owner and instructor
|Family||Mrs. Law (Wife)|
Forest Law (Son)
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Street Fighter X Tekken
|Voice Actors||Julian Macfarlane|
Marshall Law is an American fighter of Chinese descent who was introduced in the original Tekken game, and has returned for all subsequent Tekken games, except Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament (where he was replaced by his son, Forest Law). He is a very close friend of Paul Phoenix and is married to Mrs. Law.
Law worked in a Chinatown restaurant in San Francisco while dreaming of opening his own martial arts school. He took part in The King of Iron Fist Tournament to open his own school with the prize money, while at the same time to make himself world famous.
In his ending, Marshall finally got his own dojo. Students were performing somersault kicks while Marshall watched them. Marshall yelled something at them with the students not paying attention. Marshall continued talking to them. Then, he performed three somersault kicks while the others watched him. After he finished, he puts his hands on his hips.
Law ran his own martial arts dojo. Unfortunately, his students were attacked and severely injured by a Tae Kwon Do teacher who was participating in King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. Law decided to enter the tournament to avenge his students and to restore the reputation of his gym.
In his ending, Marshall puts his hands together and looks to his left. Paul Phoenix is shown standing next to him. Marshall performs a somersault kick. When he finishes, Paul tries to perform a somersault kick, but he fails and lands on his stomach. Paul rests his head on one of his hands. Marshall shrugs.
The villain that attacked Law's dojo turned out to be Baek Doo San, another martial arts master with a competing dojo. Law defeated him in the tournament; he later learned Baek mysteriously disappeared along with most of the martial artists from the second tournament. Law felt pretty safe going on the business trip he had planned. On the other hand, he feared for his son, Forest.
Marshall Law does not appear as a playable character in Tekken 3, but he does appear in the Tekken 3 PlayStation opening movie and Forest Law's Tekken 3 ending.
Marshall Law was a successful businessman - he managed a newly established dojo and even owned a nationwide Chinese fast food chain called Marshall China. Unfortunately, he lost a franchise war against a competitor and had to declare bankruptcy a year later. Unable to deal with his failure, Marshall fell into depression and spent his days at home in a drunken haze. Then one day, a notice for the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 arrived at his doorstep. Marshall's eyes flashed with renewed vigor. After a month of intense training, he beat himself back into top physical form. "This is it," he said to himself. The fire within raged hotter than ever before.
In his ending, Law won the Tournament and the Mishima Zaibatsu fortune. His fighting spirit was then focused on rebuilding Marshall China. The scene shifts to a successful Marshall China restaurant having customers. Marshall walks around, only to hear from a person that "his food sucks". Law tries the food, asserting its good, and beats up the person and his three friends. Marshall China goes out of business, and once again, he starts his dojo (Marshall Dojo) and trains the four people.
Tekken 5 Official Version
Law failed to win the last tournament to try and revive his career, He stayed in Japan to make money as a dishwasher. A month later, Mrs. Law called and told him Forest had been in an accident concerning Paul Phoenix's bike. Law decides to enter The King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5 to pay for his son's medical bills.
Marshall returns to America after his success at the tournament. He meets with a lawyer to discuss how to repay his debt.
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The outside of a building is shown. Marshall walks out of it, lowers his head, sighs, and says, "Broke again." Someone on a bicycle is approaching Marshall. Marshall goes into a fighting stance. The person on the bicycle is revealed to be Paul Phoenix. Paul appears to be having difficulty pedaling. When Paul reaches Marshall, the bicycle falls apart, and Paul falls to the ground. Paul hands a stack of papers to Marshall and says, "Here..." Marshall looks at the paper on the top of the stack and opens his mouth wide in shock.
It is a bill for $34,500.00 from BikeShop XYZ. Apparently, this is a bill for Paul's motorcycle. Paul signed "Marshall Law" on the bill. Paul says, "Come on, man. Pay the bill already." Marshall nervously groans for a few seconds. Then, the screen changes to make it appear as if the two are about to fight (there are health bars above their heads, they are in their fighting stances, and an announcer says, "Round 1. Fight!"). Marshall performs an uppercut that knocks Paul into the air and completely takes out Paul's health bar. Paul falls to the ground, landing on his back. Marshall runs away, dropping the papers that were handed to him. Marshall is shown running away and dropping the papers as this ending video ends.
During the middle of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, it was discovered that Marshall Law was working illegally in Japan, and as a result he was immediately deported to his home country of the United States of America.
With the deadline to pay for the damages of his son’s accident fast approaching, hopes of getting the money needed were slim. Just then, his best friend Paul Phoenix approached him with the idea of forming a team—securing a high-ranking prize alone would certainly be difficult, but if he was part of a team, the probability of winning would be much higher.
Marshall accepted Paul’s invite, but thinking a three-man team was better than a two-man team, the renowned boxer Steve Fox caught his attention.
In a distant house, Marshall was seen celebrating with Paul Phoenix and Steve Fox over their win in the tournament, which is obvious due to the many large money cases in the background. Unfortunately for both Paul and Steve, Marshall was holding a small bottle that had "Strong Laxatives" labeled on the front. And with super-swift hands, he puts the laxatives onto a whole pizza.
"It's ready, My special recipe pizza!". Marshall places the pizza onto the table "It's about time!" Paul says as he takes a slice. "It looks delicious." Steve complimented. Paul and Steve eat the pizza, and they sat there telling Marshall how good it was, Until their faces turned pale blue. Steve and Paul stood up grasping their stomachs, and rushed to the bathroom. Unfortunately for Paul, Steve arrived first, leaving Paul shouting at him and holding it in. Unnoticed, Marshall sneaks out of the house, carrying all the money cases on his back, saying "Sorry, guys. See ya!" as he leaves.
Other appearances Edit
Marshall Law appeared in the Tekken 2010 live action movie, he is played by Cung Le. From what is known he was the people's choice in the previous tournament and it is known in that tournament he knocked Paul out in 28 seconds. In the movie he was defeated by Jin.
Marshall Law appeared in Street Fighter X Tekken alongside Paul as his partner. Law has a mountain of debt, but after learning of Pandora from the news program and smelling the scent of money, he decides to travel to the South Pole with Paul. In their ending, Paul and Law finally reach Pandora and try to look inside, but Pandora sucks them inside and flies in the outer space.
Marshall Law appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
- Forest Law - His son.
- Mrs. Law - His wife.
- Paul Phoenix - His close and family friend, whom he trained with prior to the events of the first Tekken and later teams up with in Tekken 6. Paul is also Marshall's partner in Street Fighter X Tekken.
- Jinpachi Mishima - He enters the Tournament in order to get the prize money.
- Lee Chaolan - Trained with him prior to the events of Tekken.
- Baek Doo San - His rival in Tekken 2.
- Steve Fox - Marshall (and Paul) team up with Steve in Tekken 6.
- Lei Wulong - His possible friendly-rival in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
- Wang Jinrei - His rival, who both ended a draw during a fight in Tekken.
- Jin Kazama - His opponent in the 2010 film (non canon)
- Law's character appearance is based on legendary martial artist Bruce Lee.
- Every Tekken game has Marshall wearing at least one outfit similar to one worn by Bruce Lee in one of his movies.
- He has several throws that are in Bruce Lee's films.
- Marshall's fighting style is credited as "Martial Arts," due to a translation error that was never corrected; it was reportedly supposed to be a pun on "Marshall Arts", which is pronounced the same way.
- Marshall is the only character excluded from Tekken Tag Tournament to reappear in further games.
- Marshall seems to have financial troubles in almost every game, which serves as his motivation for joining the tournaments (winning the prize money).
- In his son's Tekken 3 ending, Marshall could not do a "Frogman" (d+3+4). However, in Tekken 4 and Tekken 5 / Dark Resurrection, he can successfully do it.
- Marshall makes a guest appearance, along with Paul, in Urban Reign, another game made by Namco.
- In the game Pacman World 2, Pacman uses an attack similar to Marshall Law's many somersault flip kicks.
- Marshall's voice actor in Tekken 6, David Vincent, also voices Shin Kamiya in Tekken: Blood Vengeance.
- His sub-boss is Wang Jinrei.
- In his ending & Yoshimitsu's ending, Marshall Law wears an outfit that resembles that of Naruto from Naruto Shippuden.
- Marshall's sub-boss is Baek Doo San.
- Marshall's 2p outfit looks almost exactly like the costume worn by the Dragon Ball franchise's protagonist, Son Goku.
- In his ending, a customer complains to Marshall about a dish at his restaurant, Marshall China, being too spicy. In Tekken 6, when Asuka Kazama encounters Marshall during Scenario Campaign, she tells him that she wants to try this spicy dish, and he insists that it is not spicy at all.
- Marshall can be customized to look like his son Forest.
- In Marshall's ending, the music that plays in the short round between Paul and himself is the City at Sunset theme.
- For the first time since Tekken 2, Marshall is cleanly shaved which lead many people to assume that he was Forest Law in early screen shots of the game.
- Marshall's item move is wielding nunchaku, which unlike other item moves, can be used infinitely with no delay. This makes him resemble Maxi from Namco's Soul Calibur series.
- In the Scenario Campaign mode of Tekken 6, Marshall is a boss at West District Chinatown.
- Marshall is one of the two characters that does not fight Azazel in the "Arena" mode. The other is Raven. Marshall doesn't fight Jin Kazama either. His final boss is Ganryu.
- Marshall can be customized to look like Jann Lee from the Dead or Alive series, who is also based on Bruce Lee. As well as Kenshiro from the manga/anime series Fist of the North Star. He can also be customized to look like the 1960's version of Robin the boy wonder from the Batman series, Billy Lo from Game of Death, Tang Lung from Way of the Dragon, Kato from the 1960's version of The Green Hornet, and Maxi from the Soul Calibur series. While Bruce Lee portrayed Tang Lung, Kato & Blly Lo (partially), Maxi, Jann Lee & Kenshiro were based on him, Robin is just a coincidence.