Marshall Law is
based off of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, and even uses Bruce's iconic Jeet
Kune Do fighting style In the original Tekken, Law worked in a
Chinatown restaurant in San Francisco, with dreams to open up his own martial
arts school. He is a master of martial arts and took part in the first King of
Iron Fist Tournament in order to win prize money, so that he could open his
martial arts school, and also to become famous.
In Tekken 2, Law's dreams came true and he opened up his own martial arts
dojo. Unfortunately, his students were attacked and severely injured by a
villain who was participating in the tournament. Law decided to enter the
tournament to avenge his students and to restore the reputation of his dojo.
Once Marshall Law's son (Forest
Law) was of age, he began managing the dojo with him.
By the time of Tekken 4, Marshall Law was a
successful businessman. He managed a newly established dojo and even owned
a nationwide Chinese fast food chain called Marshall China. Unfortunately,
he lost a franchise war against a competitor and had to declare bankruptcy
a year later. Unable to deal with his failure, Marshall fell into depression
and spent his days at home in a drunken haze. Then one day, a notice for
the Tournament arrived at his doorstep. Marshall's eyes flashed with renewed
vigor. After a month of intense training, he beat himself back into top
physical form. Something ignited a fire within Marshall. "This is it,"
he said to himself, "I must place everything on the line for this Tournament
and win!" The fire within raged hotter than ever before.
During the middle
of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, it was discovered that Marshall
Law was working illegally in Japan, and as a result he was immediately
deported to his home country of the United States of America. With the
deadline to pay for the damages of his son's accident fast approaching,
hopes of getting the money needed slim. Just then, his best friend Paul
Phoenix approached him with the idea of forming a team. Securing a high-ranking
prize alone would certainly be difficult, but if he was part of a team,
the probability of winning would be much higher. Marshall accepted Paul's
invite, but thinking a three-man team was better two, the renowned boxer
Fox caught his attention.
October 7th, 2012
saw Fei Long in Super
Street Fighter 2 and thought that if Capcom could have a tribute to Bruce
Lee in their game and get away with it, they could do it too.... Why not? Let
Bruce Lee's legend live
Over the years, Namco
did an incredible job with Law's in-game animation, designed specifically to capture some of the
real life mannerisms and techniques of the legend, Bruce Lee. Law's design took some great
steps forward in Tekken 3, 4, & 5, and Law has most
definitely seen his best days in
Tekken 6. So many of Law's moves closely mimic
those of Bruce Lee, and that will always be awesome. It's safe to say
that Marshall Law is the most authentic and accurate representation of Bruce Lee in any fighting game.
Law also his his fair share of unique moves that Bruce Lee never actually
performed... but perhaps if he were still alive, Bruce Lee would be
performing those moves. Interesting thought huh?
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