for four years in the professional circuit, Craig Marduk was once a respected
and feared Vale Tudo fighter. However, Craig is expelled from the professional
ranks after being linked to a minor scandal. Bitter against his peers and
society, Craig's wrath consumed his soul. One day, Craig started a bar
brawl in Arizona and killed an opponent during the fight. Convicted for
second-degree manslaughter, Craig was sentenced to 10 years in the state
penitentiary. Two years later, Craig was mysteriously released from prison.
Some anonymous "benefactor" had apparently paid off numerous judiciaries
to arrange for Craig's release. An envelope is delivered to Craig shortly
after his release. Craig opens the envelope to find a plane ticket and
an article about The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4.
Marduk fought a grueling battle with the wrestler King in the King of Iron
Fist Tournament 5, victory and defeat eluded both fighters, and in defeat,
they found friendship. While returning to the waiting room, Craig was attacked.
Catching only a glimpse of the attackers back as he fled, Craig could have
sworn he looked exactly like the man he was convicted of killing, Armor
King. Determined to learn the assailant's true identity, Craig set
out with his sworn friend, King,
to participate in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.
Updated: Feb. 28th, 2019
Until the arrival
of Marduk, the fighting game genre lacked a true Vale Tudo/MMA fighter. Marduk
is a "No BS" fighter... who looks tough... and acts like a jerk... and
that's a good thing for fighting games. In certain ways, a character like Marduk
puts other FG characters to shame (ones who don't have enough follow-through
with their attacks / actually look like they're fighting at all / doing stupid
magical attacks, for example). Marduk does "fighting" justice with his
true-to-life grappling techniques and hard-hitting punches, elbows, knees, and
kicks. Marduk is a well-rounded dude. Did I mention he looks like a tough
badass? He has sheer power and brutality to back it up, too. Personality-wise,
there's not much on his mind besides beating your face in... and talking about
it. He's got some naturally comic aspects to his personality as well. What more could you want out of a "big guy" design? >:)
As a TEKKEN player, Marduk has always been that character that I love to
"hate". You naturally feel like an underdog fighting against him, and
he's definitely fun to fight with smaller / faster characters. Don't let his size intimidate
you too much! P.S. Learn to throw-break that tackle! ;) Ground fighting in general is a bit overrated, thanks to that "sport"
known as UFC, but the way Marduk uses it is actually more effective. Real talk.
There are no rules on the street bitch! Also, Marduk's TEKKEN 7
redesign is awesome.
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