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Zafina
Zafina TTT2
Zafina in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Full Name Zafina
Status Alive
Fighting Style Ancient Assassination Arts
Nationality Flag of Egypt.svg Egyptian [1]
Eyes Brown
Hair Black
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 23 (TK6/TTT2)
Occupation Astrologist and Temple Defender
Hobby Astrology
Alignment Good
Game Appearances Tekken 6
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Spin-off:
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Voice Actors Lisle Wilkerson


Zafina (ザフィーナ Zafīna) is a playable character in the Tekken series. She was introduced in Tekken 6 and has returned for all subsequent titles.  

Biography Edit

Personality Edit

Zafina is very clever as evidenced by her knowledge of Azazel. She is also a determined woman as she strives for success to avoid chaos. Despite this, she is quite calm and focused; not letting her emotions get the best of her while on a mission.

StoryEdit

Early lifeEdit

Zafina was born somewhere in the Middle East to a group of spiritual warriors with an ancient past and as such, she possesses great spiritual abilities of her own. Harada said "probably Egypt", doesn't necessarily confirm she was there.

Since childhood, Zafina was raised to be a protector of an imperial tomb. Several years ago, a foreign army attacked the imperial tomb she and her group were protecting and Zafina single handedly wiped every single one of them out. Since then, the group’s guru appointed her to be its sole protector.

In her public life, she uses her spiritual powers as an astrologist but recently she can only see evil omens, and her premonitions grow more and more intense day by day. Seeking to understand the meaning behind all of this, Zafina sought the advice of her guru, and he began to tell her an ancient prophecy passed down from generation to generation only to a select few. According to the prophecy, when two evil stars come into contact, the seal of the tomb will be broken. The one captive will come out and the world will inevitably reach its end. Zafina considered both the meaning behind the guru’s tale and her own dire premonitions.

Tekken 6 Edit

Zafina heard of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, and she also heard that Kazuya and Jin were meant to participate in the tournament. Zafina set out to join the tournament, with the intention of destroying the two evil stars.

Ending Description: Zafina, after defeating Azazel, goes out. Her guru gives her the permission to go inside and stop the devil. Soon enough, the temple crumbles away, with Zafina, presumably inside.

Scenario Campaign ModeEdit

Zafina has a minor role in this mode. She follows Lars all throughout the mode, just like Raven. She does however appear in some scenes - she talks to Wang about putting faith in Lars regarding his ability to stop the war, watching Lars' vehicle leave the container terminal, and confronting Jin as she tells him her premonitions and warns him about his warring as well. She even helps Lars and Raven defeat hordes of Tekken Force soldiers on one stage and provided vital information.

Other appearancesEdit

Tekken Tag Tournament 2Edit

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Zafina's Arcade Ending00:51

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Zafina's Arcade Ending

Zafina appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a playable character.

Ending Description: In this ending, Zafina was also acting as the narrator. Zafina was watching a full moon in the sky. Then, she touches an ancient wall. Not long after, black hidden soldiers, suddenly appears. She defeats all the soldiers and leaves the area.

Special Alliance Partners:

Gameplay Edit

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She has three different poses that have a variety of unique strikes and movements. Because of her flexible frame and her numerous combat stances, she is difficult to hit. However, the damage done by most of her attacks is comparatively moderate.

800px-Zafina - Crawling Win Animation - Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion

Zafina crawling away after a victory

Fighting style Edit

Zafina's fighting style, only referred to as "ancient assassination arts", is based upon the movements of the spider, the mantis, the beetle, the scorpion and the snake.

Character Relationships Edit

  • Jin Kazama - She is trying to stop him and Kazuya from colliding.
  • Kazuya Mishima - She is trying to stop him and Jin from colliding.
  • Wang Jinrei - Her ally, she also assured him that Lars will save the world.
  • Lars Alexandersson - She is certain that he will save the world.

QuotesEdit

Zafina/Quotes

TriviaEdit

General:

  • The European Tekken 6 website mistakenly refers to Zafina's nationality as Indian. However, her original Japanese bio, as well as her North American bio and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 bio, state it as being simply unknown.
    • Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has also confirmed Zafina being of Middle Eastern origin citing her as "a female character from the Middle East who uses ancient assassination arts". Some time after this, he stated that she was of Arabic origin on Twitter [2] and later he stated she is probably from Egypt.[3]
  • Based on feedback from fans, Harada and his development team made Zafina specifically to address the need for a smooth-hitting, prey-stalking female in the series.
  • The naming themes for her moves are wildly different between the Japanese and English versions. The Japanese version uses a wide variety of mythical creatures and weapons from many cultures' mythologies, including several demons described in the Lesser Key of Solomon. The English version, meanwhile, refers almost entirely to Mesopotamian lore.
  • Zafina's fighting style shares some similarities with the art of Kalarippayattu, one of the very first developed martial arts in recorded history.
  • Her facial build and make-up makes her strongly resemble Thailand's leading main actress, Malalene (during the 1970's).
  • Soul Calibur character Viola's moveset resembles Zafina's as they share many of the same kicks. Additionally, they both have psychic powers.
  • Zafina also resembles Mileena (from Midway's Mortal Kombat series) based on her physique and fighting style.

Tekken 6:

  • In the "Power is Everything" trailer for Bloodline Rebellion, Zafina is shown wielding two daggers (at 0:42 - 0:44). [4]
  • Along with fighting in the trailer, Zafina also opened two doors and was shocked at what she saw. What she saw is unknown, but speculation suggests that it may have been Azazel
  • Zafina's Stage 1 and Stage 2 opponents in Scenario Campaign's "Arena" mode are Raven and Kazuya Mishima.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • Her Player 1 outfit has been modified, with the addition of white capris known as 'salwar' under her red skirt, black shoes replacing her gold sandals, a few minor altercations to her top in terms of design and color scheme including the addition of some decorative bangles (the reasons for these sudden changes have yet to be specified).
  • She has a special tag throw with True Ogre where she will perform Diabolos while True Ogre will ram the stunned opponent with his horns.
  • Her item move is a mask that allows her to summon a demon spirit to accompany the battle. However, it is just a ghoulish-looking floating head that flies around, therefore it can not contribute in the actual fight.
  • She has a special continue screen with Hwoarang where he will start moving forward in his "Left Flamingo" stance while Zafina follows him on her "Scarecrow" stance.

Other:

GalleryEdit

Zafina/Gallery

MovesEdit

Zafina/Moves

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/452138449017896960
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/334161379500118016
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/452138449017896960
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebVDKx_7gZU&fmt=18

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