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Michelle
Michelle ChangTTT2
Michelle in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Full Name Michelle Chang
Also Known as Wandering Female Fighter
Status Alive
Fighting Style Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Baji Quan based Chinese martial arts.
Nationality Flag of U S A.svg American
Height 163cm (5′ 4″)
Weight 53kg (117 lbs)
Eyes Green (TK1)
Brown (TK2-onwards)
Hair Brown
Likes Her parents
her adoptive daughter
Nature
Buffalo
Dislikes Kunimitsu
Heihachi Mishima
Kazuya Mishima
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 18 (TK1)
20 (TK2)
39 (TK3)
41 (present)
Blood Type B
Occupation Unemployed (Drifting around)
Hobby Tracking/Hunting
Family Mr. Chang (Father)
Mrs. Chang (Mother)
Julia Chang (Adoptive daughter)
Alignment Good (TK1-onwards)
Game Appearances Tekken
Tekken 2
Spin-off:
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Voice Actors Japanese:
Narumi Hidaka (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
English:
Lynn Harris (Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken Tag Tournament)
Mibu Minami (Tekken 3)
Jessica Robertson (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Julie Ann Taylor (Tekken Tag Tournament 2)


Michelle Chang (ミシェール・チャン Mishēru Chan?) is a fictional character in the Tekken series of fighting games. A Native American woman of Chinese descent, she was first introduced in the original Tekken, and returned for Tekken 2, the non-canonical Tekken Tag Tournament and its sequel Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Michelle's adopted daughter Julia Chang, takes her place in Tekken 3 and all the subsequent games afterwards, although both of them are present in Tekken Tag Tournament and its sequel.   

Biography Edit

PersonalityEdit

Determined and strong minded, Michelle Chang houses a deep love for her family and a vengeful nature towards those who threaten them. She pursues her goals with dedication. She also possesses a love for her environment and is a true lover of nature. This is something which is assumed to be passed on to her daughter, Julia, as she taught her to fight to "..protect mother earth, not to destroy it".

HistoryEdit

Tekken Edit

Tekken 1 Michelle Chang Ending - Mother00:31

Tekken 1 Michelle Chang Ending - Mother

Prologue Text (version 1): This wandering fighter is the daughter of a Native American woman and a Hong Kong man sent by Heihachi Mishima to find an ancient treasure on Native American land. Eventually, on her 18th birthday, she hears from her mother that her father had been killed by Heihachi men. She is taking part in the tournament to take revenge on "Mishima."

Prologue Text (version 2): Michelle was born of a Native American woman and a Hong Kong man. Her father was sent by Heihachi Mishima to find an ancient treasure on Native American lands.

On her 18th birthday, Michelle heard from her mother that her father had been killed by Heihachi's men. She entered the Tekken to take revenge on "Mishima."

Ending Description: Michelle has just returned from the Tournament and is walking home through the Arizona desert. She stops and drops her bag, seeing her mother sitting outside rocking in a chair peacefully reading a book. Overjoyed, Michelle runs to her mother with the screen ending with the words 'fin' in the lower right corner.

Tekken 2Edit

Prologue (Manual): Kazuya wants the pendant that Michelle wears around her neck, since it carries the secret to a great treasure. Michelle's mother has now been kidnapped by Kazuya's men to ensure Michelle's participation in the tournament. Michelle vows to rescue her mother at all costs.

Ending Description: Michelle approaches a lake in a forest with her pendant in her hand while a bird flies by. After a couple minutes of enjoying the nature while making her choice, Michelle tosses the pendant into the water.

Tekken 3 Edit

Sometime before the events of Tekken 3, Michelle adopted Julia Chang while Julia was a baby. Michelle was also kidnapped by Heihachi Mishima for her pendant, which is why Julia entered the tournament. Heihachi planned to use her pendant to awaken Ogre in the Aztec Temple, which he was successful in doing. Even after Tekken 3, Michelle's whereabouts are still unknown. Michelle Chang is not a playable character in Tekken 3, but she does appear in Julia Chang's ending meaning, at least in Tekken 3, she's alive.

Other appearancesEdit

Tekken: The Motion Picture Edit

In the Motion Picture, Michelle is young and filled with rage because her entire family was murdered by Heihachi Mishima. She is determined to get her revenge, no matter what the odds. This fierce passion is her greatest strength and her only weakness. She fought and overcame Ganryu during the Tournament, but was easily defeated by Kazuya Mishima. Just when Kazuya was about to end her life, Jun Kazama stepped in and saved her life. Later on as the Island is blowing up, she is seen being carried by Paul Phoenix.

Tekken Tag Tournament Edit

Michelle appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament as a playable character. She has her moveset from Tekken 2 plus many more added to her arsenal. She has many moves added like other characters from Tekken due to her absence in Tekken 3.

Ending Description: Michelle is shown sitting on the ground. Julia Chang walks up to her and sits down next to her. Then Julia and Michelle start having an unheard conversation. This ending takes place in Eddy Gordo's second Tekken Tag Tournament stage.

Tekken Tag Special Alliance Partners

Tekken Tag Tournament 2Edit

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Michelle Chang's Arcade Ending01:26

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Michelle Chang's Arcade Ending

Michelle finally returned in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, as a downloadable character for the console version of the game.

Ending Description: Michelle is walking around the house while Julia is in the shower. Michelle comes across Julia's wrestling mask and seems to be interested in it. She tries it on. She smiles and says "Just a peek won't hurt." and poses in the mirror before trying a few moves. Julia then catches her mom posing. Embarrassed, Michelle tries to take the mask off but Julia says she looks great in it and gains an idea. The screen changes, showing both Julia (as Jaycee) and Michelle (as a luchadora) beating King and Marduk.

Special Alliance Partners: Edit

Character Relationships Edit

Gameplay Edit

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Fighting style Edit

Michelle's fighting style is a mixture of various Chinese martial arts, such as Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Baji Quan, among others.

QuotesEdit

Michelle Chang/Quotes

Trivia Edit

General:

  • The kanji for "Chang Kenpo" (中国拳法) translates to "Chinese Martial Arts", which is universely known as "Kung-fu".
  • Ganryu, a sumo wrestler, is in love with Michelle, but she doesn't feel the same way about him. In Tekken 2, after retiring, Ganryu built a sumo stable to forget about her. Ganryu falls in love with her adoptive daughter Julia in Tekken 5.
    • Despite having adopted Julia and not being her birth mother, they do look a lot alike; which is one of the reasons why Ganryu fell in love with Julia after getting over Michelle.
  • While not being playable in Tekken 3, Michelle made an appearance in Julia's ending, indicating that she, at least during Tekken 3, is alive.
  • Both of Michelle's endings in Tekken and Tekken 2 end with the scene freezing and the word "Fin" (which is the Spanish and French word for "end" or "conclusion"), appearing on the screen.
  • In Tekken 6, it is possible to customize Julia to resemble Michelle.
  • If Michelle is still alive, she would be 39 in Tekken 3 and 41 at the time of Tekken 4, 5 and 6.
  • She, along with Armor King I (before his death in Tekken 4) and Marshall Law are the only eldest non-playable characters in Tekken 3.

Tekken:

Tekken 2:

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • Michelle had a third costume.
  • Her sub-boss is again Ganryu.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • It is possible to customize Michelle with the luchadora outfit from her ending.
    • Her luchadora alter-ego name is not mentioned but some fans call her "Emcee" or "Maycee".
  • Michelle's current voice actress, Julie Ann Taylor, narrated Mokujin's Tekken 6 ending.

GalleryEdit

Michelle Chang/Gallery

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