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Tiger Jackson (タイガー・ジャクソン Taigā Jakuson?) is a disco-styled capoeira fighter who was introduced in Tekken 3 as a pallette swap of Eddy Gordo which carried over to Tekken Tag Tournament. He returns for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in which he finally recieves his own character slot.
Tiger does not have an official storyline within Tekken 3.
Ending Description, "Supa Fly": Tiger is at a disco club dancing to some 1970's disco music. The scene ends with Tiger striking a pose.
Tiger appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament.
Ending Description: Tiger is shown pointing at the sky and saying something at what appears to be Ling Xiaoyu's stage. Then, he points to the sky with his other hand. He raises and lowers one of his hands, and then he raises and lowers his other hand. He spins around once in one direction. Then, he spins around again in the opposite direction. Finally, he points at the screen and grins.
Tiger Jackson returns in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a playable character for the console version only.
He is also notably the only character in the game to not have an ending. Beating Arcade Mode/Pair Play Mode with Tiger does not award anything. He (along with Unknown) also lacks any customization options as well.
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Tiger fights using Capoeira, the Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, dancing, and music.
- In the Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion artbook, it states that Tiger Jackson was originally an unused concept for Eddy Gordo.
- Tiger bears a striking resemblance to Jim Kelly, a real-life master of Okinawa-te Karate.
- He also bears a resemblance to the members of the Jackson 5. Coincidentally, his last name is Jackson.
- Tiger Jackson's name is never said by the announcer in Tekken 3 or Tekken Tag Tournament.
- In Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, it is possible to customize Eddy Gordo to resemble Tiger Jackson.
- Tiger is available after beating the game with all of the characters. To use him, the player must go to Eddy Gordo on the "Character Select" screen and press either the "Start" button or the "Triangle" button.
- Tiger Jackson's bosses in the Tekken Force side game are (in order of appearance) Eddy Gordo, Eddy again, himself, and Heihachi Mishima.
- There is a glitch with Tiger (and Eddy) when he is used as a Practice Mode dummy. All attacks performed on Tiger are read as a combo string, and it doesn't reset until he hits the ground or into full crouch.
- Thought to be a possible alter-ego of Eddy at one point, Eddy's ending proved this false, by showing them as two separate people, while Tekken Tag Tournament 2 finally gave Tiger his own slot.
- Tiger Jackson can be seen in the Pool Party stage. He can be seen even when Eddy Gordo is in the stage as well, further implying that they are separate individuals. Tiger replaces Lee Chaolan's alter-ego Violet, who was the fighter seen in this stage in Tekken 5 (except when Lee was fighting).
- This is the first time Tiger receives his own character slot.
- Eddy can still be customized to resemble Tiger, even though he is separately playable.
- Tiger never speaks in-game, similar to Dragunov.
- Tiger and Heihachi appeared as playable characters in Pac-Man Fever.
- Tiger is the inspiration for Dudley's swap costume in Street Fighter X Tekken.
- Tiger was one of the playable characters that was found in the Tekken 3 (Comic) group picture, but Eddy Gordo was still there, too.