Tekken 7 is the fighting game which is the latest addition to the Tekken series. Although being seventh in the series, it is the Avant-Garde of the use of the unreal engine in the game.
At the time of writing Tekken 7 characters list contains a total of 49 playable characters.
We have put together all the Tekken 7 characters in this article and explained them comprehensively.
Tekken 7 New Characters:
These are the Tekken 7 characters that have not been included in previous sequels in Tekken and have made their debut in Tekken 7.
Fahkumram, the Muay Thai champion, is a huge guy who is tattooed and remarkably muscular. The corrupt officials have captured his wife and daughter, so he is here from Thailand to fight them free.
Leroy Smith is a wing chun master who returns to take the revenge of his family after training for 50 years in secrecy in New York City. He lost his family to gang violence as a kid.
Akuma aka Gouki is a major contender in the Street Fighter series and UDON Comics. Akuma makes his licensed guest appearance in Tekken 7. He is known for his immense power with Satsui no Hadō. Akuma conflicted with his brother Gouken multiple times. He is the killer of their master Goutetsu when he finds out that his father had exploited Satsui no Hadō.
Claudio Serafino is sanctioned with Sirius Magic. He is here to screen against Devil Gene’s threats as he is a member of an Anti-Devil Organization from Italy.
Geese Howard, the crime boss of South Town, is a character from the Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting and The King of Fighters. Geese was the second-highest demanded character in a fan poll on Harada’s twitter. He is remarked by his hakkyokuseiken fighting style.
Gigas is the humanoid character who uses his destructive impulses to crush his opponents. His otherwise red and colossal nude body has cybernetics attached to it.
Jack-7 uses his viscerally brute force to pound on his opponents. The Jack-7 comes up with an improvised design in which he has red hair and green glowing arms.
Josie Rizal is a Filipina nymphet who is apt in eskrima and kickboxing. She wears a yellow top, a blue miniskirt, and a red bow.
Katarina Alves is the practitioner of the art of savate. She is a wholly beginner-friendly character.
Kazumi Mishima is Heihachi’s wife and Kazuya’s mother and the possessor of Devil Gene. Similar to her husband and son, her fighting style is Hachijo style karate. Although, her karate style is additionally perky when it comes to bidding a tiger and levitating. Primarily, she served as the game’s final boss enemy. Kazumi also has a form of the devil, which is only playable in the final stage.
As the name itself explains, Kid Kazuya is the younger version of Kazuya Mishima. He has a brief playable part in the story mode.
Lucky Chloe is the character who has a “freestyle dance” fighting style. He is an idol who you can see wearing a kitten-themed costume.
She is the female ninja with a fighting style very close to Raven. She heads the organizations that the original Raven works for.
Negan was added as post-launch downloadable content, he is an antagonist from The Walking Dead comic and TV series. To scare his enemies, he possesses a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. He calls the bat Lucille.
Noctis Lucis Caelum
Noctis was also added as post-launch downloadable content. Noctis Lucis Caelum, the lead protagonist of Final Fantasy XV, is the prince of the kingdom of Lucis.
Shaheen is a beginner-friendly character who is a Saudi Arabian man who uses a “military self-defense” fighting style. He wears Keffiyeh.
Tekken 7 Returning Characters:
These are the characters that have already been included in previous sequels in Tekken and have appeared again in Tekken 7.
She first appears in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. She is one of the most popular characters of the series and has been widely both praised and criticized for her character design. She has detachable body parts that instantly grow back. Alisa mainly uses attacks such as rockets, use of the head as an explosive and also attacks from her chainsaw.
She is the sassy and snobbish younger sister of nice and serious Nina Williams (the personal bodyguard of Kazuya and works at G Corporation) is also the aunt of Steve Fox. One of her typical recognitions is her rivalry with Nina. Though she shares her moves with her sister, still she has roached more idiosyncratic move-set. She sometimes appears as a minor villain.
Two characters have qualified to be labeled as Armor King which are often distinguished numerically. Armor King II is the younger brother of Armor King. Armor King II first appeared as a playable character in Tekken 5 and ever since it has continued to be the part of series.
Asuka Kazama first got introduced in Tekken 5. She an angry Japanese teenager who is known for rivalry with Lili. She is one of the most famous characters in the series.
He was introduced in Tekken 6. He is an American martial artist who has fought innumerable competitions. But he lacks the skills to rumble bigger rivals. He fattens himself to the extent of morbid obesity.
A thinner version of the character was also introduced but he original bob was added in the Tekken 7 update.
Bryan Fury made his debut in Tekken 3 and had been a mainstay in the series ever since. He is a competitive kickboxer who was one killed in a shootout when he was an Interpol officer. Dr. Abel made his revival possible by using cybernetics.
Craig Marduk was first introduced in Tekken 4. He initiated as a villain, but his character develops as a hero gradually at the end of Tekken 5. Although he has been included in all the releases since Tekken 4, he is available as a DLC character only in Tekken 7.
Jin Kazama / Devil Jin
Jin Kazama made his debut as the protagonist in Tekken 3. He has been trained by his grandfather and he is here to take revenge for the ostensible death of his mother Jun Kazama.
Jin Kazama turns into Devil Jin after losing control of the Devil Gene which he inherited from his father Kazuya Mishima and awakened by Heihachi. Devil Jin has been a playable character since Tekken 5. He has neither strong nor weak move-sets.
He was introduced in Tekken 3. Eddy is a capoeira fighter from Brazil. He thrives revenge for the assassination of his parents. However, from Tekken 5, Eddy, along with Christie Monteiro, searches for the cure to the illness from which Christie’s grandfather, Eddy’s master, is suffering.
She was voted number most wanted character in the poll to determine the new character addition. She is an immortal and strong vampire who has been alive for more than a century.
She starts being a playable character mainly in Tekken 7 where she uses a similar playstyle to Akuma. Her fighting style includes paranormal moves i.e. teleportation and shooting grounded energy, etc.
Feng Wei who is a pupil of God Fist Style ends up killing his master when he got scolded for fighting outside the allowable premises. He has been included in the series continuously since Tekken 5. He is after the secrets of the God Fist that got stolen by the Mishima family.
He is the sumo wrestler who has been banned from the sport because of doing forbidden acts i.e. firebreathing and taunting, etc. He is then directed into the life of crime. He is one of the extremely rough brawlers of the series.
He has been hired by the Mishima family and they paid him handsomely for his services in Mishima Zaibatsu corporation. He wants to build his sumo ring to woo his crush Michelle Chang, but she instead defeats him, so he returns to Japan. He then wanted to woo Michelle’s daughter but somehow stays unsuccessful in that too.
Heihachi is one of the lead antagonists of the game. He was the boss character of the first Tekken game. He then played the protagonist in Tekken 2. He betrays his relatives so many of them are his opposers and want him dead. However, Heihachi intends to kill his son and grandson as he wants their Devil Gene powers. It is believed that his part in Tekken 7 is his final appearance in the series.
Hwoarang made his debut in Tekken 3 and has become a constant part of the series ever since. He enters the third tournament to take revenge from Ogre for the attack done on his Taekwondo master Baek Doo Saan. He also became and rival as well as a friend of Jin Kazama. He is a mixup juggernaut and can twine attacks without any break.
Though only playable in Tekken 7 story mode, Jack 6 got introduced in Tekken 6. Jack 6 is an upgraded version of Jack 5. It has the same mission of destructing Mishima in the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 6
Julia first got introduced in Tekken 3. She is the adopted daughter of the fighter, Michelle Chang. Julia is supposed to guard and save the forest of her tribe. There is always a tinge of Native American symbols in her costumes. In Tekken 7, her classic attire is Native American. She uses Chinese martial arts as her fighting style.
Kazuya Mishima / Devil Kazuya
Starting as the protagonist in the first part, Kazuya Mishima turns into one of the main antagonists of the series. He strives to take revenge from his father Heichaci Mishima who threw him off the cliff. Kazuya villainizes in the coming sequels by becoming a power-hungry character. He possesses Devil Gene which can change him into a devil.
His fighting style is Mishima Style Fighting Karate. He is considered as one of the most difficult characters to play because of his immense power.
There are two characters named as King in the Tekken game series. The inspiration for these characters was pro wrestler Satoru Sayama and Mexican wrestler Fray Tormenta. King, I has been added in Tekken and Tekken 2, while King II is the part of all the other Tekken games from then on.
There are two characters for Kuma. The Kuma I has been the part of Tekken and Tekken 2 and Kuma II has been included in all the other next Tekken games. Kuma I and Kuma II are father and son.
They are the tamed bears, functioning as the bodyguards of Heihachi Mishima. They are beloved pets of Heihachi and are trained by him.
Lars Alexandersson is introduced in Tekken 6. He soon became a popular character among the players. He became the main protagonist in Tekken 6 console versions.
He used to be a member of the Tekken Force premilitary unit. He confronts the crooked Mishima Zaibatsu corporation, being responsible for starting the world war. He is then revealed as the illegitimate son of Heihachi Mishima. To stop the war which his half-nephew started in Tekken 6’s storyline, he squares up to Jin Kazama.
Lars Alexandersson’s character has been both criticized as well as praised.
Lee Chaolan / Violet
This player character is an orphan who was adopted by Heihachi Mishima. He gets into one-sided animosity with Kazuya Mishima. Lee Chaolanenters into the King of Iron Fist fighting tournament with the primary objective of defeating Kazuya. Except in Tekken 3, Lee has appeared in every Tekken game since the original Tekken. In several series installments, Lee has appeared as an alter ego named Violet.
Lei is added to Tekken in order to pay tribute to Jackie Chan. Lei is the police officer who is set to investigate unlawful activities of Mishima’s corporation where they are hunting and trading the prohibited species. Lei has earned great critical appraisal for its characteristics.
Leo Kliesen is the son of an international spelunker and a G Corporation’s executive Emma. Leo is a Bajiquan expert from Germany. When Leo’s mother got murdered by some unknown assaulter and police seizes the investigation, Leo set on the task of striving for the truth.
For this motive, the best person to get close to in such a situation was Kazuya Mishima. In order get near to him, Leo decides to enter The King Of Iron Fist Tournament sponsored by Mishima Zaibatsu where Kazuya has planned to appear. Leo has been given an ambiguous appearance and a shortened name in order to give the character enough gender flexibility.
Leo finds out in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 that his mother was also involved in the company working as a researcher, heading a project named “Hybrid Gene”, where her subject was Steve Fox.
Lili De Rochefort
Lili was first introduced in Tekken 5. She clashes with her father on his participation in King Of Iron Fist tournaments. She then deals with Jin Kazama too. She has mostly received positive acclamation. Her official style is street fighting while having the skill of gymnastics too.
First debuted in Tekken, he wants to initiate a martial arts school from the funds which he hopes to earn from the prize money earned in The King of The Iron Fist tournaments. He is said to be included in Tekken as a tribute to Bruce Lee.
Law’s son named Forest Law also becomes a playable character later.
Miguel Caballero Rojo
Miguel Caballero was kicked out of his house by his parents at the age of 15 for fighting all the time. When his sister, to whom he is very close, gets killed on her wedding day because of the airstrike launched by Mishima Zaibatsu. He is determined to seek answers from Jin Kazama. Jin Kazama’s disappearance also strings the eradication of Miguel’s vengeance. However, his unplanned confrontation with Jin after a while again starts the brawl.
Nina is probably the most famous female character of the Tekken series. She is the only female character who appears in all the main installments of the Tekken series. She made her first appearance in the Tekken original. She is the cold-blooded assassin, Irish in her nationality.
Nina has a wobbly relationship with her sister Anna Williams. Nina’s fighting style is marked by Hapkido and Koppojutsu, etc.
Panda is the pet of Ling Xiaoyu since Tekken 3. Kuma is in love with Panda while Panda does not respond to him with the same intentions. Panda has been taught bear fighting which makes her apt to be a bodyguard of Xiaoyu in the series.
Paul Phoenix was debuted in the original Tekken. He appears in every main installment of the series. He is an irascible biker. He enters into The King Of Iron Fist tournaments repetitively as a judo expert with the motive of proving himself as the world’s best fighter. He gets into a rivalry with Kuma.
Paul has received mixed criticism on his appearance and characteristics.
He is a Russian Spetsnaz soldier. His fighting expertise has earned him a nickname of “White Angel Of Death”. He fails the mission which Jin Kazama instructs him on, which is revealed in Tekken 6. However, Sergei Dragunov enters The King Of Iron Fist in order to defeat and capture Jin. He is rivaling to Raven. Sergei has no dialogue in the game except battle grunts.
Steve Fox is the son of Nina Williams. After surviving the subject to be tested and designed as the super-soldier for Tekken forces, he becomes a British boxer. He learns about his mother when he enters in fourth King Of Iron Fist Tournament. In the fifth tournament, he succeeds in destroying Mishima’s research institute. He is invited by Marshall Law and Paul Phoenix to be trained in martial arts when his boxing career dries because of the world war started by Jin Kazama.
He also defeats his mother when she is set to assassinate a mob boss. That is when Nina shares information with her son when she was captured by Zaibatsu. Later, Steve helps Nina to escape.
Introduced in Tekken 3, she makes an appearance in every subsequent game. She is a friend of Jin Kazama and a potential romantic interest too. She tried to intrude into the corrupt issues of the Mishima family. She is known as a really strong female character in the game. She is 16 years old at her age.
Her fighting style is marked by Baguazhang and Piguaquan.
Yoshimitsu is the leader of the Manji Clan. He is the practitioner of Ninjutsu and a swordsman with a mechanical fake arm.
Yoshimitsu is a name of which has been put up by many characters in all the series of Tekken. Every character has its own biography and details based on varied contexts.
She has an Egyptian descent. Zafina owns spiritual powers and has an ancient bloodline of evil dispellers. She is also an astrologer while mainly being a protector and an assassin for her clan. She predicts the world-ending clash of Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. In Tekken 6, she rivals against the Tekken forces and gives Lars Alexandersson and Raven the location of Azazel’s Temple.
However, her character evolves in Tekken 7 and she gains the possession of Azazel’s orb which still holds the demonic essence in it.
Tekken 7 DLC Characters list:
These characters are only available through DLC. (Downloadable Content)
Tekken 7 Season 1 DLC Characters:
- Geese Howard
- Noctis Lucis Caelum
Tekken 7 Season 2 DLC Characters:
- Anna Williams
- Armor King
- Lei Wulong
- Craig Marduk
- Julia Chang
Tekken 7 Season 3 DLC Characters:
- Leroy Smith