King travels from one wrestling ring to another, searching for a worthy
challenger. The original Armor King watched with interest at King's
attempt to win the first tournament in need of money for his orphanage.
Although King did not win the tournament, he won third place, giving him
enough money to build his orphanage.
Soon after a child dies in his care,
King ran away, choosing the path of the drunkard. Armor King saw a total
change in his old rival as King no longer entered any wrestling tournaments
and disappeared for long periods of time. Armor King became worried about
his friend/rival and intervened just in time, as King was at the edge of
a breakdown. Finding King distraught and drunk in an alleyway, he convinces
him to get back into the spirit of fighting and enter the second tournament.
After meeting King at the tournament, he defeated him, despite the other
fighter's resolve and new techniques. Telling him of his orphanage, he
bids King to return to his foster children.
mysterious masked wrestler, Armor King.... Just who is behind the steel
armor and black jaguar mask and what do they seek? The answer is veiled
in mystery." That is all that is said about him in his Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Marduk murdered the original Armor King during the time of the King of Iron
Fist 4, but Armor King's brother took his place and returned as the one they
King" in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection.
the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Armor King attacked Craig Marduk and
than vanished. Who is this man hidden behind the black jaguar mask and
steel disguised as Armor King? What's his relationship to King and for
what reason did he attack Craig? Still hidden in mystery, the gong for
the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 has all ready been rung.
October 2nd, 2012
King was always a mysterious and cool Tekken character, but he's
certainly come a long way since his original appearances. He didn't have a great
selection of unique moves in Tekken 1/2, but all of that changed when he made
his "original" epic return
in TTT1. In Tag, his design was redefined and
presented quite a few completely unique moves and mannerisms. After Tag,
Armor King was absent in Tekken for quite a while (and King ended up
using many of his moves in T4/5). Later, history repeated itself yet
again in T5: DR, where Armor King's design and moveset were re-imagined
once more, adding tons of new moves & animations exclusive to Armor
His latest incarnations in T6 & TTT2 are without
a doubt his most awesome and fleshed-out appearances to date. He's got so many moves that scream "ouch factor," and
quite frankly, he puts a lot of other fighting game wrestlers to shame... those
guys wish they could hit 50% as hard as Armor King. Seriously, he has some
of the hardest-hitting moves of all time, and one hell of a dynamic fighting
style. Besides a few "classic" moves that he couldn't be without, Armor King fights entirely differently
from King in his latest appearances. He's evolved very impressively in the
series, and now stands alone as a unique character.
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