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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The Top Ten

Jin 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 tournamnt 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!
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I think Hwoarang is the best character in Tekken Series because he is cool, strong, handsome, brave, intelligent and likes his master very much. Hwoarang is pure ownage, I think Hwoarang deserves first place, Hwoarang is amazing ass cool guy.
Its his persona he just looks so cool. His moves are the best especially if you keep pressing the kick button he kicks really fast and can do so much damage without having you to no a massive button combo.
My favourite and best character in the whole series. He is easy to use but at the same time his hits cause massive amounts of damage. He seems like a character that is very emotional but at the same time a badass!
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3Kazuya 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.
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...
Kazuya Mishima is the most badass player on the game. I use to be Law but he sucked. I have a friend and his favorite character is Devil Jin he says he is good because of his wings and better combos but he is wrong because Devil Jin sucks ass. Not only is he amazing he looks badass too. His combos are awesome and so are his basic attackes. His super combos are amazing too. His really can't die when you watch the main story line. He just 100% better than anyone else on the game; I don't know why he is ranked number 4.
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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
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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 has been my favorite fighter ever since... I have mastered everything about his moves in most of the games and in the tekken x streetfighter I successfully used him to execute a chain of continuous combos that defeated my opponent at that time (rolento) from full life bar to totally empty. I have other reason including his kind and forgiving personality and even his reason for fighting (gaining money to sustain an orphanage). He is truly the king.
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6Nina 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 moveset. 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.
Pfft, please Lili and Asuka could never defeat Nina. She is the first lady in Tekken, shes been inside every game and she gets better and better. She is suppose to be 40 years old and still has the body and face of a 20 year old. She is very beautiful and an extremely skilled assassin with a very curvy figure, she has powerful combos, attacks and the best chain throws, making her a very unique character, what more could you ask for?!
Nina can definitely defeat all the females from Tekken 1 to Tekken 6, also from T 1 & T 2. She Can even complete quite some men who might be a little less strategic and clever to defeat her than she is. In street fighter x tekken She and Kazuya were chosen to fight Ken and Ryu in the cinematics and even in Tekken 6 she was the personal bodyguard of Jin Kazama. I just wish someday she would also win Tekken Iron Fist Tournament if given the plathora. She is incredible and my favorite tekken Character ever since childhood till now. Amazing is the word for her. Best Body, Best strength and durability with respect to other competitive women of this generation and old as well. Asuka and Lili are very powerful too but are't as capable to knock her off that easily.
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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
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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
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.
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
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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!
Yeah! Yoshimitsu! You are my hero! You're very awesome on T2 because you look like Darth Maul! Thumbs up for the leader of Manji Clan!
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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 is unbelievable. I don't know why he's not in the main plotline, but he could be very much be a wildcard because of the ridiculous destruction he causes! He's the best character because he is balanced in all areas (except low attacks which Tekken needs to work on) and is just straight up insane!
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The Contenders

11Ling Xiaoyu
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
Ling Xiaoyu is just the best. She is the main character of Tekken: Blood Vengeance and her fighting style rocks. She along with Jin are the best Tekken characters, like Ryu and Chun-Li are the best Street Fighters characters.
I love Xiaoyu, because she has the fighting spirit like Jun kazama, Also Jin is very I mean VERY lucky to have a cute, sexy and sweet girl like Xiaoyu
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12Lee 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
He is the best when he takes his shirt he look strong with heavy six packs. Trust me he is the bestof them all so I don't no why is num on dude this guys awesome his the best.
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13Lars 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 air)... If done right Its a pretty simple Juggling combo with good damage.
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
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14Asuka 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
I used her because I liked jun and jun wasnt available in 4 or 6. Now that shes back in tt2 I use them both. Arcade is boring with them, even on ultra hard. Breeze right through, not even a round lost
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15Steve 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!


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.
Steve is English, so of course he is going to be awesome... The best character on the game because he is twice as fast as even Law and his stance moves are so powerful.
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16Eddy Gordo
He gets a bad rap because he is a "button mash" character and he is a "stammer" but you can spam with a lot of characters, some of which are on the top 10th list. When you get to know this character and master him, he is one of the most versatile characters in the game.
Longest combos ever...
My favourite character
Because he is just ooh la la
He just rocks
the most flexible!
the best
i won the game with him

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17Devil Jin
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).
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.
I don't know why he this low in the list. His combos are the most devestating and his movelist is much better than of Jin. He is the only character to have such simple and damage inflicting combos.
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A lot of players would find this bear a waste, I actually find him worthwhile. His hunting position is great for an ambush attack. Plus, he's moves are effective.
Kuma is the real Bad News Bear.

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
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
Amazing character with unique juggles, average speed very well balanced character. Not to over powered.
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20Jun Kazama
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.

21Armor King
Super power look very scary and he is the master of combos
Not sure why he hasn't shown up yet.
Armor King surpasses King in every way.

22Heihachi Mishima
Heihachi is the best character ever. He is one tough guy.
He has been in every Tekken game, and has always been the best character.
I use him and beat everyone in no time. Thank you Heihaci, even a giant explosion can't stop you. Yeah!
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.
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23Michelle Chang
Michelle Chang is my favorite Tekken character I love her so much and I can't wait to finally play as her again in Tekken tag tournament 2! Michelle = Strong, Sexy, Kind, Smart And Fierce!
Best Tekken Character Of All Time! Michelle Is My #1 Strong, Sexy, Smart And Caring
Michelle Chang Is The Best Tekken Character Ever!
So Glad That She Is Back For T2!
She Was Always 10 Times Better Than Julia!
Michelle Fighting!

24Julia Chang
This character is the most strongest and is good against all fighters because of very strong combat
Seriously? She is apparently unnoticed in this page. She is the most intimidating fighter and opponent (male/female/bots/crapweasle combined). The largely misogynist world of fighting just can't take her prowess well. The strongest female fighter and the best character in SFxT

25Baek Doo San
His very annoying when my friend uses him especially when my friend keeps using his punches to stop me from attacking him.The only way l know of defeating Baek is using lei just basically fall to the ground and keep attacking him if you can. That is one of my best options on how to defeat him.
Hard to block all those multilevel kick combos
Baek is just so cool.
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26Jinpachi Mishima
He is the legend and he is to special like the powerful move that comes out from his stomach its so hard to evade and you are only allowed to use him via cheats but now that tekken lets us use him in the tekken tag tournament but he can kick anyone's candy ass in Tekken go go go jinpachi
He is the best because hallo he has a mouth for a tummy


28Lei Wulong
He is the most versatile fighter in the game. His five-form kung fu and drunken master styles are fancy-looking and gratifying moves. When you combine these styles with eachother, you can be invincible. Because your opponent will be confused what lei Wulong is going to do next time.
like the guy is just unstopable if I had to choose between him and marshall law it, ll be lei you never know what he is going to do next
Above average speed and power. What more could anyone ask for? Ridiculous technical fighter as well. Unstoppable if you actually learn how to use him.
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29Christie Monteiro
I have perfected a lot of fights against azazel using Christie with her graceful and fast moves especially her kicks.. So strong and fast. She also has a pretty good story. She's beautiful and looks like J.lo. :D but I think she should be dressed better...
I love Christie is so unique, you'll never know what is she going to do next. She also has a lot of interesting attacks and combos. Button-mashing can be used but is easy to see if the player knows what is he doing.
Practically famous for the "kicking spam" where you can just alternate X & O instead of button mashing her punches. Plus the different forms of her Capoeria stances are excellent if used properly.
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30Doctor Bosconovitch

Oh come on! Dragunov is a killer, he has a move that is simple, but effective, that move got me past Jack-5 in tekken 6
Dragunov, SAMBO SERIOUSLY He is a RussiaN SPETSNAZ his style is fast and powerful, deadly in real life and easy to get down and make something useful with.
Yeah dragunov is more dangerous den Lei. What is he doing here so low?
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Copy characters are a big thing with fighting games. But when you turn them into a block of wood, that's when things get real!
I have mastered most of the characters so "it's" my favorite

Jack 5 is way better than the other tekken characters
Jack-5 should be at no 5. Oh yeah!
High devastating machine with gun-hand and made easy to win jinpachi mishima in tekken 5
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Raven is hard to master but once you do it's Christmass time. He's not perfect ninja, I know this as a ninjutsu artist he has potential to evolve as a fighter and as a character too. As a character he's a professional cold hearted, he doesn't make bonds with other characters he only uses them to get the job done. But he has a feeling of righteousness, he believes he's doing the right thing unless... He's proven wrong that's where it'll hit him. That's why he has evolving potential as a character too.
We're running out of raven players, pretty hard to use but when you master him. WOW, I rank 66 with raven in tag 2 and in tekken 6 I rank 15
best jumping teleprting ninja in tekken
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In tekken 1, kunimitsu was a man. It wasn't until tekken 2 that her gender was changed by namco to female.
I love Kunimitsu! Mi favourite character since Tekken!

37Forrest Law
Forrest Law is the best player
Brandon Lee! Buff said
You have ranked 1st in my list


Zafina has four stances; the mantis, tarantula, scarecrow and her regular fighting stance. With her unpredictable moves, her diverse move set, if you came across an expert user of Zafina, you'd find it incredibly hard to get past her.


41Feng Wei
FENG is better than most of the characters above him
He's a awesome charecter

42Prototype Jack

He is a boxing dinosaur what more do you want.
Alex sucks! He is a boring dinosaur and reminds of Roger!

His abilities are greater than every other character I can't understand how jin can beat him
Ogre is the best boss ever

45Devil Kazuya
Devil kazuya is the strongest character I had ever seen. He defeat Devil Jin also. When Someone challenge him for fight he never lose with ease and his devil smile I just love devil kazuya
Devil Kazuya is a badass. What else is there to say...

46Roger Jr.
He's a kangaroo... He's a BABY kangaroo... Who fights in his mother's pouch... ONLY # 57?!?!?

47Miharu Hirano
Miharu has same moves as Ling

48Bruce Irvin
He looks like he wants to kill people.
Muay Thai. enough said

49Leo Kliesen
Leo is a Female that's Slams others like a man! And shes adorable.
My main Character... Vote for leo.. Come on
Hey vote properly! Leo deserves a higher spot...
He is one of the coolest character in tekken... ;) vote now for leo guys..
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50Ancient Ogre
Most badass character, very mysterious, looks awesome, doesn't speak.Made jin what he is today, heihachi underestimated him, his stance is just so awesome, and it says he understands all life. Epic

51Robert Richards

52Shin Kamiya
He is the best, Cool Hairstyle, Eyes, Body, Handsome, just perfect character and immortality. Shin Kamiya is Epic I want to play with him in Tekken.

53Slim Bob
Sick combos easy 2 use. Triangle and square + dpad and square and x with dpad =))

54Emilie De Rochefort

Ay my name is Jackie legs and I've come to say hello... But on a serious note, guy can't catch a break. His own family keeps beating him up.

56Wang Jinrei

Psst! And thanks for the tutorials!

Every rich person should have a butler who can fight. Just ask Rachel Alucard.

59Tiger Jackson

60Devil Hwoarang
Playable in tekken 5 by defeating jinpachi using jinpachi on hard mode




64Tekken 4 Combot
Same as mokujin. Only he's a robot. We.


66Tekken Tag 2 Combot

67Devil Ganryu
Playable through glitch with tekken 6 ending

68Anna Williams
Bone breaking, nut kicking, and even made kazuya nodding. On top of that she did it with pantyhose and heels. Make sure you don't point finger like bruce or you'll be slap silly, and don't try to fight back because you'll end up with on your knees holding your crotch.
I love Anna I hope they don't change her, she prefect the way she is.
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.
Love Anna. Very sexy and seductive and should've been above Nina. Move list is very varied and you'll beat Nina soon Anna!
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69Miguel Caballero Rojo
A very well-balanced character who has a good pressure game and a very entertaining and fun to learn way of fighting, street fighting to be exact. As one of my four mains (third in my rank) he is still one of the most satisfying and fun characters to use with a variety of moves that can confuse and pressure enemies if mastered and a good juggle and wall carry ability. A very fun character to use and who doesn't love his one hit death attack!?
Who is miguel? Oh yeah... The most powerful tekken character... WITH THE ONE HIT K.O. ! Vote for Miguel!

70Craig Marduk
Amazing guy, my favorite since tekken 5 should be at the top

71True Ogre

Think Ganryu shd b above Dragunov

Why is he so low on the list. He may be big and easy to hit, but really he has a good move set, and is King's best friend.
Being trained in the art of mma myself he is my favorite character
I like marduk cause he has always been king's buddy

Underrated and unique. If you plan on getting good with Panda/Kuma, expect to lose a lot at first. Once you master her, she's great fun to play, and very hard to predict
Very underrated. Has amazing potential for mind games. Taking advantage of his low usage; people aren't familiar with his moveset. Watch Hankuma. Best Panda/Kuma player in the world

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