Devil Jin
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When the Devil gene takes over Jin Kazama, he transforms into Devil Jin. Under the control of the devil gene, Jin Kazama's power rivals that of a demon. After defeating True Ogre in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3, Jin was suddenly attacked by Heihachi's Tekken Force and was shot multiple times. Jin appeared dead, but Heihachi turned his back and walked away, he witness the dead bodies of his Tekken force fly past him and quickly turned around to see Jin in his Devil form. Angered by betrayal, Devil Jin grabbed Heihachi and slammed him through a stone wall and violently hurled him into the ground before flying off into the night. Devil Jin wasn't seen again until The King of Iron Fist 5. When Jinpachi was able to escape captivity as Honmaru fell, the evil that was building up inside Jin was triggered once again. Two months later, evil has utterly consumed Jin's mind, and a deadly force awakened.
Devil Jin made his first canonical appearance in Jin Kazama's Tekken 3 ending. He later debuted as a playable character in Tekken 5. While Jin fights using Traditional Karate, Devil Jin retains Advanced Mishima-Style Karate fighting techniques, but has evolved the style further in his new form.
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Tekken 3
(Jin's Ending)

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Tekken 5, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6, Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, Tekken 7, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Tekken 8, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Hybrid, Tekken Revolution

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Page Updated:  July 20th, 2024

Devil was a naturally badass alter-ego for Kazuya in the earlier part of the Tekken series. Jin's "devil" version took a while to make his playable appearance, but his debut in Tekken 3 was nonetheless epic.  I was ecstatic to see Jin's "evil" version deservedly make its playable debut in Tekken 5. Furthermore, I thought it was particularly smart on Namco's part by making Devil Jin kind of a "homage" to old school Jin... keeping many of Jin's original Tekken 3/Tekken Tag moves (which of course appealed to nostalgic players that perhaps didn't like the "new and improved" Jin). On that note, Devil Jin has kept this theme in future sequels as a character with a "simpler" playstyle. 

Devil Jin's moveset had really solid evolutions in Tekken 6 and Tekken 7... his new animations really added a lot, making "DJ" really seem like his own character (and fighting almost entirely different from vanilla Jin). I think Devil Jin is a somewhat "stiff" (and borderline "braindead") character when compared to how dynamic some other Tekken characters are (a lot of scrubs who can't evolve from Tekken 3 mechanics use him, lol). Even so, Ddevil Jin is a great "entry level" character for Tekken beginners. He's still got a killer hellsweep. lol. To state the obvious, Devil Jin is a badass design and a great part of Tekken's roster.

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