Mokujin (木人? ; literally meaning "Wooden person") is a character in the Tekken series of fighting games. He was first introduced in Tekken 3, then appeared in Tekken 5 and has returned for all subsequent games since then.
Mokujin is a training dummy made from a 2,000-year old oak tree.
Mokujin has been kept in a museum for a long time, but when the God of Fighting awoke, it gained self-identity and started to act on its own. Some people say it was motivated by the desire to help martial artists, and only God and Mokujin know for sure.
Ending Description: Mokujin has received an uppercut from an angry female Mokujin as he lands on his stomach. The female Mokujin throws a bucket on his back, shaking her fist. Mokujin is then shown pulling two buckets up with water from a lake and as he is hauling them back, he sees two smaller Mokujin near a Tekken 3 arcade machine. One of them is playing the game, and the other one is just watching. Mokujin then starts playing. The two smaller Mokujin watch him play. He uses a male Mokujin, and he fights a female Mokujin, with Lei's arcade theme being played in the background. The male Mokujin (the one that Mokujin is using) wins the fight! Mokujin claps his hands before the female version of Mokujin, seen at the beginning of this video, appears behind him. Mokujin turns around, notices her, and receives another uppercut.
Mokujin was a wooden dummy made from white oak that was used to train martial artists.
Once again, Mokujin has started to move upon the emergence of a powerful entity...
Will Mokujin ever be free?
Ending Description: Mokujin has defeated Jinpachi. With the defeat of the force that awakened him, Mokujin falls to ground, lifeless. A column of light then shoots from the sky onto Mokujin, and a small leaf sprouts on his nose.
Mokujin is a training dummy made from a 2,000-year-old oak tree. Sensing evil's presence, Mokujin once again sets out to save the world.Ending Description: A woman is narrating what seems to be a fairytale-like rendition of Mokujin's journey to defeating Azazel. It seems light-hearted at first as it shows Mokujin "crossing mountains, oceans and deserts" all while driving a car. Finally, he meets Azazel (referred to as the "Dark Lord" in this ending) and defeats him. In the end, the light-hearted tone of the ending is twisted: Mokujin is seen sitting on a throne with other Mokujin saluting him, a parody of Jin Kazama's Tekken 5 ending.
Mokujin appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament as a playable character. A playable metallic clone of Mokujin called Tetsujin was also in the game.
Ending Description: Mokujin and Tetsujin (as the masters) are practicing moves that are very identical to Northern Style Wushu with many other Mokujin as students. The master Mokujin, Tetsujin and the Mokujin students perform all of their moves in unison. This ending animation ends with Master Mokujin/Tetsujin and the Mokujin students posing. This ending takes place in Forest Law's second Tekken Tag Tournament stage, which is called "Law-B".
Mokujin appears as a playable character in Namco X Capcom.
Mokujin, or rather many Mokujin wooden dummies, make an appearance in the Blood Vengeance film. They are summoned together by Heihachi to create a gigantic monster. It is eventually toppled by the combined efforts of Alisa and Devil Jin.
Mokujin appears in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a playable character.Ending Description: After winning the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Mokujin is invited to the Namco Bandai office to do an interview. When he arrives at the office, he sees a female Mokujin working in the reception. They fall in love suddenly. They're spending their time together. At last, the female Mokujin wants to send a letter that says "I Love You!". But Mokujin disappeared to help the female Mokujin serve the customers. Unfortunately, the female Mokujin doesn't appreciate it. She then uppercuts Mokujin through the roof and serves the customer herself. She comically bows in front of the customers afterwards. The ending was nearly similar to Mokujin's Tekken 3 ending.
Mokujin appears as a non-playable sub-boss in Tekken Revolution.
- Ogre - He was brought to life in Tekken 3 by Ogre's evil.
- Tetsujin - He is the metal version of Mokujin.
- Unknown - It is implied that her evil brought Mokujin to life in Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (non-canon).
- Jinpachi Mishima - He was brought to life in Tekken 5 / Dark Resurrection by Jinpachi's evil.
- Azazel - It is implied in Mokujin's Tekken 6 profile that he was brought to life by Azazel's evil.
- Kinjin - His golden counterpart.
- Kazumi Mishima - Though Mokujin does not appear in Tekken 7 yet, it could be said that Kazumi's Devil Gene brought him to life.
- Feng Wei - Feng heard stories about The Legendary Mokujin from his master in the past.
Mokujin has no fighting style of his own, instead, he chooses the fighting style of another playable Tekken character that is competing in the current tournament and uses it. Mokujin changes fighting styles after every round, although it will occasionally use the same fighting style two rounds in a row.
In addition to this, Mokujin will mimic the pre-fight and win animations of whomever it is mimicking, but it will not make any sounds during them, due to its inability to speak.
- Mokujin is based on the movie Shaolin Wooden Men, starring Jackie Chan. This may be why he shares a special win pose with Lei Wulong in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
- Mokujin's fighting style is actually called 木人拳 (Mokujin-ken, "Wooden person fist").
- The kanji 正 is written repeatedly on his back.
- If the player selects Mokujin then presses and holds 'down' on the d-pad while the game is loading, the traditional sound, heard when getting hit, is switched with the sound of striking a block of wood. This applies for all games, though in Tekken 3, it sounds more like the "clicks" of wooden chimes.
- Mokujin only makes the sounds of wood knocking in its interludes, which is its form of communication.
- When mimicking characters from the Mishima bloodline, instead of that lightning effect on impact; he will show green leaves near his hands on impact.
- This was discontinued starting in Tekken 6, as Mokujin will also mimic the effects of the character he's mimicking, meaning that Mokujin will also have lightning near his hands upon impact.
- Mokujin shares similarity with Edge Master from the Soul series; they both mimic other characters in the series they come from.
- It's unknown why Mokujin didn't appear as a playable character in Tekken 4, presumably because the boss of the game (which is Heihachi Mishima) is not a demon, and the evil powers of the demon brings Mokujin to life.
- Since Mokujin didn't appear in Tekken 4, he was replaced by Combot, who is also doing mimicry due to a bug stuck in his systems.
- This also makes Mokujin the second character in the series to be replaced by their successor in one game and replaces their successor in the next game. The first being is Marshall Law.
- Mokujin is the only character who does not face Heihachi at the end of Stage 4 (Mishima Fortress) in the Tekken Force side game. Instead, Mokujin will face himself at the end of this stage.
- Mokujin will also not face Jin at the end of Stage 3 (Darkness) in said side game. He will instead face another Mokujin at the end of this stage.
- Mokujin's bosses in the Tekken Force side game are all Mokujins.
- Mokujin is available after beating the game four times.
- His ending was based on live-action.
- Mokujin's rivals are Heihachi Mishima, Ling Xiaoyu and Jin Kazama.
- Mokujin (alongside Jin Kazama in his non-devil form) was the only character not shown in the console opening.
- He also adapts a tail when fighting as Roger Jr., though in Tekken Tag Tournament, Mokujin lacks a tail, but can still use Roger's moves utilizing one.
- In Practice Mode, there is a white dummy used to show combos, who looks like Mokujin.
- Mokujin is available after beating story mode or time attack 8 times.
- Whenever Mokujin is mimicking Yoshimitsu, he will adapt a second shorter sword, due to Yoshimitsu now able to wield both swords at separate times. Despite this fact, Mokujin does not adapt a scabbard and will instead put his sword behind his back.
- Both of Mokujin's item moves, Butterflies and Exhaust Pipes, are activated during rage mode.
- Whenever Mokujin is mimicking Alisa, he will adapt a pair of chainsaws from his forearms, due to Alisa being able to use chainsaws while performing certain moves.
- Ironically, Mokujin dislikes chainsaws as it can easily cut wood, considering that he is a wooden training dummy awakened by an evil force.
- Mokujin is the only character who does not have a stable special tag throw, due to him changing styles every round.
- When both the players choose Mokujin's default costume, the second player will get female Mokujin's costume color.
- The song heard at the start of his ending is the Floor Start theme from Tower of Druaga an older Namco game.
- Mokujin can now mimic everyone, including Jinpachi, both Ogres (Ancient and True), Slim Bob, Miharu, Forest Law, Doctor Bosconovitch, and Angel, but not Unknown.
- Although Mokujin is not part of the initial roster, his silhouette can be seen when the player selects their position.
- Mokujin makes a cameo appearance in the game, Point Blank 3.
- In the multi-company crossover game Cross Edge, Mokujin appears as a training dummy named Woodman.
- In Street Fighter X Tekken, Pac-Man pilots a robot that looks similar to Mokujin, the difference being that it is much larger and has its face on its stomach.
- A fighting dummy resembling Mokujin is seen in Lollipop Chainsaw's prologue cutscene.