the age of 15, Jin found out that he was Kazuya Mishima's
son. At the same time, he lost his mother, Jun Kazama.
Jin trained himself under the supervision of Heihachi
with the intention of defeating the "God of Fight" (Ogre), who
supposedly killed his mother. Heihachi was not only his grandfather, but a reliable
teacher. Four years have passed. Having mastered the Kazama style of Judo
and Mishima style fighting karate, Jin starts to take action as a martial
During the events of Tekken 3, Jin defeats his mother's murderer, True
Ogre. Just seconds after his victory, Jin is attacked by Heihachi and the
Tekken Force, and he is shot multiple times. As Jin is succumbing to death,
Heihachi shoots Jin in the head, "killing" his own grandson. However,
when Heihachi turns his back and walks away, he sees the bodies of several
Tekken Force members fly past him, and turns around to see Jin morphed in his
devil form, Devil Jin.
Jin slams Heihachi through a stone wall, then hurls him down into the ground
violently. Outside, Jin spreads his wings and flies off into the night. Heihachi
sits up and watches as his grandson, evidently heir of the cursed Devil Gene,
During the time of Tekken
4, Jin trains in Brisbane, Australia. Day after day, Jin trained in the
traditional art of karate, his face hidden by the hood of his jacket. Ever since
his betrayal by Heihachi, Jin loathed anything related to the Mishimas - his
lineage, his fighting style, the Devil Gene in his blood... everything. Thanks
to the dojo master's training, Jin unlearned the Mishima-ryu fighting style and
mastered the art of traditional karate. Jin burned with desire to destroy the
evil Mishima bloodline. Upon hearing rumors of The King of the Iron Fist
Tournament 4, Jin hardened his resolve to enter the Tournament.
end of Tekken 4, tournament officials sent Kazuya a message: "The
winner of Round 7 by default is Kazuya Mishima. Please proceed to the final
stage." Though Kazuya sensed Heihachi's hand in Jin Kazama's
disappearance, a fearless grin crept upon his face as he headed towards the
final stage. While on his way to fight Kazuya, Jin was ambushed by the Tekken
Force. Jin brought down scores of them--but was eventually captured and taken
away. After being captured by Heihachi's Tekken Force, Jin was held captive at
Hon-Maru. While in a drug-induced haze, Jin struggles with the demon inside of
him and the repeating voice of his father, Kazuya. "Give in to the
anger," "Hate me," and "Curse me," are all that Jin
hears through the echoing laughter of his father. Once Jin finally wakes, he
finds himself hanging by chains from two pillars. Jin comes to his senses,
breaks the chains, and gathers his strength. With his goal in mind, Jin makes
Kazuya pay for all his wrongdoings.
Jin leaves Kazuya lying on the floor, but now Heihachi, in an attempt to take
Jin's Devil Gene for himself, challenges the youngest of the Mishima bloodline.
The two fight, and Jin proves that he's too much for Heihachi to handle. With
Heihachi in his clutches, Jin's anger consumes him, and his wings sprout from
his back. Rearing back to deliver the final blow to Heihachi, Jin catches an
image of his mother, Jun Kazama. The very sight of his mother is enough to calm
the demons inside him, and Jin releases Heihachi, telling him to thank Jun for
his spared life. Jin then stretches his wings and bursts through the roof,
leaving behind a single white feather in the midst of a dozen black ones.
Shortly after the events of Tekken 4, Jin is awakened by an unknown
voice. He looks around him to find a forest completely destroyed, and he knew he
was the one who did it. Returning to Yakushima, Jin was plagued by nightmares
triggering the devil gene. "If these keeps eating away at me, I don't
know how long I can hold on," says Jin. Jin sets out on a journey to
end this evil, with destiny as his only guide.
defeating his great grandfather Jinpachi Mishima in
the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5,
Jin became the new head of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin brought chaos and
suffering across the globe using the Tekken Forces to get rid of each county's
military power and take control of their energy resources, even their space
colonies. After all that was done, the Mishima Zaibatsu declared itself
an independent nation and declared war against all who opposed them. It
seemed that the Mishima Zaibatsu would conquer the entire world until another
power finally opposed Jin's organization. G-Corporation, led by Kazuya
Mishima, puts a bounty on Jin Kazama's head. Almost as if Jin was expecting
that G-Corporation would get involved, he immediately announced The King
of the Iron Fist Tournament 6.
After defeating Azazel at the end of
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, Jin encounters his father, Kazuya, who is
waiting outside the temple. After a fierce battle, Jin manages to defeat him.
Afterwards, a helicopter appears with Nina, Jin's hired
bodyguard, standing in the doorway. Suddenly, she drops from the
helicopter and his grandfather, Heihachi appears, challenging Jin for the claim
of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin defeats Heihachi, and as he stands over his
grandfather's body, the temple starts to crumble. The Tekken Force takes Jin to
safety as the temple collapses, taking Kazuya and Heihachi with it. Ruins are
all that's left where the temple had once been.
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Updated: Aug. 5th, 2023
Kazuya was a solid design
in early fighting game history, and Jin faithfully followed in his father's footsteps.
Namco really delivered when they needed a
"cool" new hero for the series; as Jin replaced
Kazuya in Tekken 3 (which were big shoes to fill). In Tekken 4, Jin became more of
his own character, not only due to the advancements made to his fighting style,
but in the storyline as well.
fluid and stylish karate-based moves in Tekken 5 & 6
redefined his design even further. His new "evil" persona in Tekken 6 works for him quite
well, if you ask me. Now ALL the main protagonists Tekken are "bad guys"...
it. >:) Jin has come a long way,
gone through several good (and bad) outfits, but as long as he still wears his
vintage flame pants, there's no stopping him. In my opinion, the most crucial part of his design is his authentic fighting style. Anyone who appreciates
traditional karate or trained in any traditional striking martial art can fully appreciate Jin
Kazama's moves right from the start... a very smart move by Namco. This respect
to authenticity is one of the main reasons I love Tekken.
Style / Moveset