Best Tekken Characters

Which is among them is the best in all Tekken series? If you argue about why that is on the top, add your favorite one and make a vote everyday.

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1Jin Kazama

I love Jin. He may not have a very diverse moves list in comparison to many other Tekken characters, but I believe that's part of what makes him such an intriguing fighter. He's very much a technical character, and to dominate with Jin requires true mastery an almost comprehensive study of his fighting style. Button-mashing with Jin will more often than not produce poor results. On top of this, his storied history - his fight with the devil within, his hatred for his father and grandfather his iconic "unfortunate protagonist" character theme make for a loyal fan base.

Considering that he won two of the iron fist tournaments, he is the best using facts and statistics. Heihachi also won two tournaments, but since Jin won the fifth and most recent, he is the best and Heihachi is the second best. Kazuya won the first tournament making him the third best. The fourth best is Paul because he lost he 3rd king of iron fist tournament because he didn't know that ogre would transform into true ogre, so he left and Jin took advantage of this and won. The fifth best is Hwoarang. This is because he is Jin's nemesis and has evenly skilled. He has most liked not won a tournament yet because he is not in the Mishima bloodline.

He is simply untouchable not just gameplay wise story wise as well. HE is simply the king of tekken he has beaten true ogre dammit he's a fighting god. JIN!

Easy combo and attaching character

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2Kazuya Mishima

This guy is crazy have you seen his really awesome skillz. I mean he is like uppercut here uppercut there. He is the best mishima. He has a dark past. And have you seen his desert Eagle? Craazy. And guess what I tried jin kazama he sucked like crazy. No offence to his fans. and hwoarang? you serious he goes left right left right. and after that you start to go a little nuts.

One lightning hook to the gut and you're down. Kazuya survived being thrown of a damn cliff. He was ten years old at the time! He kicks a motorcycle in half! He rips a dinosaurs jaws apart with his bare hands! His Tekken 2 ending is awesome, he beats Devil by using Heihachi as a human shield! Also, lets not forget the evil half smile. If you're good with Kazuya, you're practically unstoppable.

A proud fighter with ruthless aggression who should rightfully get his way as Tekken seen to screw him every time. He may be a power hungry maniac whose desire to kill and conquer is somewhat sadistic, he still has the coolest taunts, moves and quotes and makes jin just look like your average stereotypical good guy who in this day and age is totally unrealistic. Let him dragon uppercut his way back to the top or forever feel the wrath of the devil within...

His moves are simple and effective without any pointless kick and fist. He is the first fighter whom I learned his 10 hit combo. By changing to evil in tekken tag tournament 2 his efficiency has become even more than ever. You can make great tagging moves with him by any other character.

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All right... WHY is Jin in first place? Like, what the hell. WAKE UP people... All right, I will admit, Jin is really really strong and he's the main character and all that good jazz. But guys... Remember! Hwoarang beat Jin in the tekken 6 iron fist tournament... Yeah you heard me right. HWOARANG BEAT! BEAT! JIN. So why the hell is Jin in first place? Like, I don't understand. All right let me get right at the point. First of all... Hwoarang is the hardest character in tekken, He's the kicking machine, and he as the most combos in the game... Yeah... And by the way, If anyone hasn't watched Hwoarangs tekken 6 ending, I suggest you watch it now. It's basically hwoarang holding the devil pearl, and slowly turning into a devil hwoarang. But he dropped the pearl and decided not to become a devil. Just imagine... Devil hwoarang. So Hwoarang beat Jin... Then Jin turned into to devil Jin and beat hwoarang... And then IMAGINE hwoarang turning into devil Hwoarang! He would just toy with Jin ...more

Hwoarang is a boss do you guys surely think that jin has something against a guy like hwoarang I mean hwoarang is like batman and jin is like robin the only reason why jin is so popular is that they always put him on the front cover of the game hwoarang can beat any body in the game without breaking a sweat he got the charm to pick up the ladies and the best part is that he is a rebel and the funny thing is is that almost all of the characters have powers while hwoarang don't he is a as kicking machine! Hwoarang #1 in the game

I've been playing Hwoarang for some time now and I never get bored at him. He's so unpredictable, his kicks are really powerful, and many tekken players who don't understand him hates him a lot. He's my favorite character of all time. His moves are so cool and you can mix them up and confuse your opponent. Hwoarang should be on the number one spot because he is powerful, handsome, and HE DOESN'T NEED THE DEVIL GENE TO PROVE HIS STRENGTH Peace

Yes he is the boss

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King is a boss in every way possible, hell just look at the name! Let's make this clear, King is the epitome of a good guy in the tekken franchise. He protects his masters honor, he donates any and all wealth he gets to impoverished children, and he personally owns, funds, and oversees the running of a catholic orphanage. He does all this all while being a pro wrestler, and even finds the time to teach the orphans self defense. Proof of this being that the current king was an orphan raised in the original kings orphanage, determined to carry on the name. He's a luchador, with a healthy mix of MMA thrown in, and he is the perfect combination of page and powerful, and quick and agile. Like I said before, just read the name. King.

King's appeal to me is not only the perfect blend of overwhelming power and elegant skill, but the fact that he's often one of the only characters with motives that are not surely selfish. A true master of King's move set is a force to be reckoned with and definitely puts the button mashers in their place.

King was the 1st character in tekken that caught my attention, with his valiant yet vicious leapord mask and muscles that would make the rock insecure, he was truly something different. So basically with a few days of playing, I realized the apex of his power. His juggles kill. His throws kill. He's a killer. AND master him enough, it leads to some jaw dropping combos that will make your friends give up or your girl wanna blow you, trust me. Also can be a good tag team mate with the majority of tekken characters, all his bounds and aerial juggles, you can't really tell king he ain't king until you start spamming and I have to low parry and roll death cradle you to sleep.

King is like ryu is in street fighter

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5Nina Williams

Nina would definitely defeat the new females in Tekken. The only characters that would stand a chance would probably be Julia and Zafina... Asuka and Lili? Please. Nina's a cold blooded assassin with an incredible move set. She doesn't use dance and gymnastics (that would waste too much energy in a real fight). Besides, being the oldest female, she has the most experience, and has been in all of the Tekken Tournaments. Of course, Jun and Michelle could give her a run for her money. But Nina's the only blond for me.

Nina is an original badass assassin! Her combos and move list are phenomenal and she has an ease of use about her that many characters lack, making her suitable for many. Her story is amaze balls and loved her to bits ever since I began playing the games (tekken 3 when I was little! )

Nina can easily defeat others females characters and even all males characters too. Her fighting style are best from others and deadly. She is strong enough to kick out everyone... No one should ever try to mess with her. She can defeat easily Julia, Zafina, Asuka and Lili. She is the best! And I think she should again undergo for cryogenic sleep so that she can stay forever in tekken series. I just wish she lives for ever!

Nina can defeat the other character easily even with her both hand tight behind.

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6Emilie De Rochefort

With her graceful moves and unique fighting style, Lili is sure to give her opponents a beating.

Amazing and fast, best new character in Tekken in a while! Her moves are unique and a breath of fresh air to the game.

Super strong go lili fight for your father

Wonderful and powerful

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7Marshall Law

Lets be honest here... If I had to back a real life Jaguar or a guy based on Bruce Lee... I think id pick the martial arts master. Fact is that Marshall Law is based on one of the most famous fighting styles ever conceived. He deserves to be number 1.

Marshal law is the best because he is fast and he is a great fighter and as jin he I the best so is kazuya mishima and of course his dad but they get the spotlight but marshal law is based on (bruce lee) so he does the flips has strength like the bruce lee

In My opinion Marshall law is the most skilled fighter in the tekken series he is incredibly fast,and he is also a very balanced fighter he can throw devastating punches and also devastating kick combinations,he allways was my favourite character in the tekken series,the truth is that he is the tekken series Bruce Lee,and that's amazing

He is the second best fighter I am sure he can be kazuya

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8Paul Phoenix

Always be the most devastating character in every tekken game and all of his moves are very effective and good mix up high and low game with probably the best ground game of the tekken serie too

He should be below jin he did beat ancient oger after all. If he hadn't left early he'd be number one all the way. He's the toughest fighter

Paul is the first character I learned to play with. He is a bit slow but very powerful too. I don't like that he has became a joke character more and more.

Paul has beaten jin kazama

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It HAS To Be Yoshimitsu! Who else has the balls to shank himself in the stomach, just so he can see the horrified look on your face!?!?
Plus, he is the most fun to play even if he's not one of my best characters.

The sword wielding ninja maniac. With those cursed blades and his ninjutsu to his crazy ass techniques! He's always been my favorite!

Yoshimitsu is the man! I mean he is useful with his meditation stuff. When he's got his health back, he's ready to beat anyone up. I believe, in my opinion, he can thrash anyone out of the scene. And he steals. Literally. In his story. Who made him #9? This guy is boss, and deserves to have a high position. The end.

He is the only guy who can not only regain health, but suck out another players soul

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10Bryan Fury

Vote for Bryan, The second strongest bag guy with a half human and half robot body. He suppose to be one of the top ten and he suppose to be stronger than yoshimitsu and higher rank than him. He never stops laughing when he beats the hell out of yoshimitsu and other strong characters and he is energetic and well balanced plus power and speed.

One of the only characters in the game who's sole purpose is to kill people and cause chaos. His moves are very dangerous when mastered, and his pure mindlessness should've put I'm at the top of this list. An Agent of Chaos.

Bryan Rules! He is one of the strongest characters in Tekken. He survived a helicopter crashing on him without a scratch. Bullets don't do jack against him and he can take attacks from a tank without any injuries and he can tear a tank apart. He should become the king of iron fist Tournament. And his evil laugh rules!

Simply the best devastating and fast moves

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The Contenders

11Lee Chaolan

The funniest and the most excellent character of tekken, get it, get it? Excellent! Nah! He is awesome, I always see myself as him, and I always choose him as my character. He is the best!

Lee chaolan is the best fighter speed and strong easy to beat all fighter in tekken I think hehehe

Lee at number 11? Come on he is a really good player has complicated moves, button mashing wont just work with him!,

His alter ego Violet is awesome also he is funny intelligent and have cool moves

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12Ling Xiaoyu

She's fast and unpredictable! I don't think she's only playing the main cast in Blood Vengeance, she's the heroine of this series! (In exception of Tekken 1 & 2). She has lethal moves, a cute face, and a kind heart! She's the best female character I've used since you can use her short-range and give good-damaged kicks from the distance!

Ling Xiaoyu is the best character for someone who love to work their brains up. She is clearly in low tier, her movesets don't have high damage like Paul or Julia, but got incredible technique. The best fighting style, and absolute protagonist worthy

Not anyone can play with her. She is not so strong as Paul or any other tough guy or girl. But if you do master her moves, the opponent will easily not know how she PERFECTED him/her so fast. Where did that truck come from? =)

Have her tattoo on my body

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13Jun Kazama

She has the most combos? She has speed for sure. She has stronger moves then xiaoyu and she's even cooler than Nina. Whom I also love - but Jun is just a mystical creature behind mosts comprehension..

What's not to like? Backstory? Looks? Style? Personality? She has them all. Looks as soft as a flower, but could beat you into unconsciousness. Jun is hands down my favourite.

Jun is my first and favorite character in Tekken. Basically, she has most favorite move that I admired is the back walkover kick, aerial cartwheel kick, and roundhouse kick that I need to learn. Her fighting style is Japanese karate with lots of kick and self defense counters. I like to use Jun in Tekken 2 and TTT 1 because of her costumes and other things about her.So, Jun Kazama is using power and speed at the same time. She is offensive. Jun is awesome.

Jun easily the best in the game why did namco take off her the tekken Team she had good relationship with Jin and she has the best move set if tekken would of kept her she would of easily been the best

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14Lars Alexandersson

I believe its Kind of a Mario and Luigi situation. Luigi gets put in the background as basic while Mario is the main focus of everything. Same with Lars, many think he is just a simple and boring Character. Sure Jin, Law, and Hwoarang are great characters but face it if you no how to use a Character then there going to be good. But with Lars he's great for beginners, and once you understand his moves he's an amazing Character for advanced players to use as well. He has amazingly cool and deadly combos as well as simple yet deadly moves. I used him to beat every single level in campaign, Even nightmare train which was quite hard, it took me about 7 times just to do it. So over all maybe, just maybe he's not exactly the best of all time but He has to be in the top 5. I especially like the move Zeus, Silent entry moves and his x y combos. One combo I discovered with Lars is: Up and B ( gets the opponent into the air) immediately after that UP and A (double kicks opponent while in the ...more

I underestimated him. I thought he was a cheap character when I first played against him, but that was because I wasn't familiar with his move list, and as such, I wasn't aware of his play-style, or how to play against him. He is now one of my mains he took a while to learn, but has a myriad of quality commands at his disposal and is quite quick compared to other characters.

Lars Alexandersson is a unique character in Tekken indeed. He is top in every thing. His costume, his power-packed deadly combos, his style... And many more

Lars look a LOT like a super sayian

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15Asuka Kazama

I think asuka is the best she's strong and I like her
Personality just like me

Her combo is easy but though it is not so strong. She reminds me of jun anyway and thus she deserves to be the best tekken character

Asuka is very strong and has awesome combos, her moves can be easily done and has a pretty large effect ( HP Loss ) on the character she is fighting. Basically, she is really good in fighting and personally... She is pretty ( just so you know ).

Asuka is very energetic, which is very attractive.

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unique, stunning, original and fresh, alisa has all the qualities of a brilliant fighter, with a bit of something special that singles her out of everyone, she is my number 1 because of a man made robot who can surely kick ass, and shes super cute and attractive

First of all, Alisa..yes she is a robot, that is why she has all those cool and unique things. And if you think that it's unfair for the other characters because they don't have those cool stuff, YOU ARE WRONG! Cause don't you think that the other characters are strong enough to beat her? Still, she is a very good fighter but if you do Think like that than doesn't it mean you are underestimating the other characters?
+ she does have a lot of combos and she is pretty fast and I have to admit she is really pretty ha!

Come on! Alisa isn't on top?! She's the best long range player ever. With fast lows and easy to do combos, no one can beat her
Plus she's hot and in the tekken blood vengeance movie

How original is she? A robot with chainsaws, rocket arms and a head that blows up, with her looks, personality and diverse move range. She is ultimate

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17Anna Williams

Anna is pretty much the only character that people are jealous of and hate because she is sexually attractive from bottom to top. Any guy would do her if they had a chance.

Talk about the real femme fetal, Anna Williams has it all from looks to skill look out people looks do kill but above all she has killer combos and stances and a must try character for all.

SO underestimated. People focus on her seductive being and it's regrettable. She is quite difficult to play but with experience she is as legal as her sister. the williams are the best female characters.

You all got it wrong cause anna is better than he sister BETTER!

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18Steve Fox

Dang! How come I didn't see Steve Fox's name when I looked at this list? Y'all are probably the type of dudes who think he sucks just because he mostly be throwing punches. Well do y'all know why he fights like that? The reason why is because THAT'S ALL THAT HE NEEDS FOR FIGHTING ARE HIS FISTS! Because that's how great a fighter he is! - guyonawebsite94

Steve Fox is one of the fastest fighters in the game. If you are a pressure style fighter like myself you will find he can neutralize your opponents attacks with ducking, parrys and counters. Don't underestamate him because he mostly only uses his fist, because he has many low punches you wont see coming.

Out of the roster of character Steve is not only one of the best fighters he also takes a bit of skill to use. He got the dodging mechanic going and is just a great character

He's British that's all I can say

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19Devil Jin

It's Jin with the ability to fly and shoot lazers. Not really original if you ask me, still he's lazer attacks are what make him deadly. Plus that eerie voice is enough to send chills down your spines.

Devil jin is one of my favourite characters in the tekken series I am a tekken god with him on my psp version and I am also a tekken god with jin kazuya and heihachi to me I think devil jin is superior on and of the battlefield

Most devastating character. Learn combos with him and you need no other. He has much better moves than the plain Jin too (in 5 ^^ 6).

Hard to main but so many cool moves

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20Heihachi Mishima

Heihachi Mishima the antagonist of tekken the rival of his son Kazuya. Kazuya is my favorite character but heihachi is a badass immortal boss and I like him as well. When tekken 7 comes out the talking point is what I mentioned HEIHACHI VS KAZUYA

Heihachi is a favorite he has a great back story and is very tough

He can catch a bullet with his teeth. A BULLET. Enough said.

If I put it in my words Heihachi it the third best tekken fighter

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