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!

Jin is best player

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2Kazuya Mishima

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.

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...

"If you want something, you must take it for yourself, or forever live in regret." - Kazuya Mishima

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3Nina Williams

Nina is one of the perfect character in the tekken history. She is quickest and her blond bomb can bring climax almost anytime! If the player is very great at timing then Nina seems to have no design weakness! Her versatility makes her to to do best at surprised combos. And once she takes her victim near the wall, then it's a dead end! She is indeed the ultimate assassin!

How can Nina Williams lose to LIli and Asuka Their not even in the same tier. well atleast I think - nightblazer534

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.

Jin everyone knows Nina is the best, she's smart, has a cool sense of humor, she's hot and she's a bad ass. - LukeTargaryen

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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

TaekWonDo takes the cake, favorite char since T3

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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 a boss

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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

Best in the series. Bless T5DR

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7Marshall Law

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

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.

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

Marshall is swift and fast he should be higher on the list

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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.

I just like him!

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9Paul 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.

Very devastating... If you have control and can time his juggling moves with Phoenix SMASHER. No one in Tekken can beat you. I beat my friends every time... because I'm the toughest in the universe.

Always my best

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10Bryan Fury

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.

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.

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!

The best character

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The Contenders

11Ling 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 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.

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

With various commands, parries and fakes, for sure this tricky character will give the opponent a hard time playing.

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12Lars 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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13Asuka Kazama

Asuka is the best. She's fresh and new and she doesn't need to be cold blooded to be a badass. It comes naturally. She can calm devil jin, has amazing power, beautiful everything, I mean her hot body is the best soft brown hair and her chocolate brown eyes and her skin looks so soft. I love her. She's amazing really. She has a big heart and although she uses her heart instead of her head, that's what makes her perfect. She has her flaws and her troubles but her style beauty and attitude is fun and refreshing. She has great potential to be the strongest female in tekken. So reconsider and by the way I love Jin too. His cute and mysterious. Asuka and Jin 4eva

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

I love asuka kazama because she is very good

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14Lee 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 is like law he can do which I really like and in his tekken tag 1 ending he really defeated heihachi and kazuya.

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

Sad that they still didn't introduced him for Tekken 7. WE WANT HIM!

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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

Alisa Rocks, she has such unique and graceful fighting style! One of my favorites! Literally the best! Pretty, Gentle, Kind, Unique, Strong and Fast! How come she isn't in the top 10? She REALLY deserves to be in the top 10!

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!

Alisa that sweet ass looking girl can fight too and so fast

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16Jun 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 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

She may even possibly end the Mishima saga, who knows?

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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.

Anna is the best character of Tekken.

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18Devil 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

He's on my top 5 favourite list. He has powerful punches and can SHOOT LASERS in his eyes. Please vote for Devil Jin.

He got jin kazama tekken 3 fighting style

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19Steve 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

Steve is a very underrated character. He is very fast and he can be very powerful when used the right way.

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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.

I don't know why many people would underestimate Kuma but in all the characters there is an equal amount of fighting skill including Kuma ( and PANDA )
Anyway he is : quite effective, maybe not THAT fast but fast enough, and last he is STRONG

Powerful, one needs to know the moves to take advantage to the max

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