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Shaheen (Arabic: شاهين Shahyn, Japanese: シャヒーン Shahīn) is a character in the Tekken series who is introduced in the upcoming Tekken 7 as one of the new playable characters.

Biography

Appearance

Shaheen has brown eyes and short dark brown hair with a mustache and pretty thick facial hair. His head is adorned with a long red and white checkered shemagh and a black agal. He also wields a scimitar around his waist. He wears an off-white military uniform with a black belt was tucked into his uniform, aqua blue military pants and black military shoes.

When he was customized without a shemagh and an agal. His dark brown hair has short spikes and a full fringe underneath it and his hairstyle resembles Shin Kamiya from Tekken: Blood Vengeance.

Customizations:

Shaheen's customizations consist of loose shirts, medium gloves, denim pants and black shoes.

Personality

Little is known about Shaheen's personality at the moment but judging by his intro and victory quotes, he seems to dislike violence, even if he has no choice to fight or if the opponent forced his hand to do so.

Story

Tekken 7

Bodyguard for a Private Military Company, Shaheen is tasked in protecting key figures in the world. It is said that under his guard, no one has come to be attacked.

A friend to Shaheen that is a top figure in the oil industry was however mysteriously found dead. Although it was published as an accidental death, Shaheen always had his doubts. The G Corporation later acquired the private Military Company and everyone that Shaheen was previously familiar with ended up resigning after the acquisition.

Having figured that all of this was all too much of a coincidence, Shaheen set out to investigate and find out the truth of what is really going on.

Gameplay

To be added...

Fighting Style

Shaheen fights using "Military Fighting Style" (軍隊式格闘術 Guntai-shiki kakutō-jutsu?). So far from what has been seen from his fighting style, it prioritizes kicks and acrobatics with takedowns as well.

Quotes

Shaheen/Quotes

Trivia

General:

  • The name Shaheen is from the Persian personal name Shahin, meaning 'royal white falcon'. This name is widespread in Iran and throughout the Arabian peninsula.[2]
  • Shaheen's concept art was first shown during August 2014, as Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada asked fans to give feedback, as to prevent offense to the Arab community, most likely due to an incident regarding the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stage, Modern Oasis.[3] He was designed by illustrator NINNIN, one of several character designers and illustrators employed to create character designs for Tekken 7, with help from community feedback on social media, particularly those from Saudi Arabia.
    • Shaheen received favorable feedback despite fans criticizing his appearance being "overly flashy" and too similar to an Assassins Creed character. His inclusion was announced at Harada's twitter on January 1, 2015 with a released picture of a newly designed Shaheen, dropping the "flashy" features.
    • The reveal also eventually led to Harada making a statement on his Twitter account regarding any criticism towards including a Saudi Arabian character in the Tekken series.[4]
  • Some of Shaheen's moves [5] are named after stars which has names of Arabic origin such as Aldebaran (アルデバラン Arudebaran), Altair (アルタイル Arutairu), Taurus (トゥルス Tourusu), Elnath (エルナト Erunato) and Spica (スピカ Supika).
  • Shaheen is similar and often compared to Street Fighter V's new character, Rashid in terms of fighting style and gameplay.
    • Both men are Arabic fighters.
    • Both men are using acrobatic and jumping kicks as their special attacks. In Rashid's case, he has wind based properties.
    • Shaheen speaks his native language Arabic while Rashid speaks fluent English. He also has a Japanese voice over.
    • Shaheen's Altair has also been shared the same name of Rashid's Critical Art.
    • Despite their similarities between them, Both men have different personalities which Rashid can be seen as an easygoer with a laidback attitude while Shaheen is shown to be serious but dislikes violence.
    • Both men who have friends who are involved in the enemy frontlines and they are mysteriously killed by unknown assailants. In Rashid's case, his missing friend was killed by F.A.N.G during the events of A Shadow Falls.

Gallery

Shaheen/Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.tekken-official.jp/tk7ac/character/shaheen.php
  2. ^ http://www.searchtruth.com/baby_names/names.php?name=Shaheen&letter_meaning=Falcon&ntype=m&stype=sname&find=1
  3. ^ http://imgmr.com/xbox-360/news/3116-tekken-tag-tournament-2s-religion-issue
  4. ^ http://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2015/01/06/tekken-7-producer-responds-to-narrow-minded-people-earns-my-respect/
  5. ^ http://www.sunlightyellow.com/tekken7/character/shaheen.html

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