Determined and strong
minded, Michelle Chang has a deep love for her family and a vengeful nature
towards those who threaten them. Michelle also possesses a strong love for
nature and the environment, a principle which is later passed on to her
adopted daughter, Julia.
is a native
American and her father is a Hong Kong man. On her 18th birthday, Michelle
learns that her father was murdered
by Heihachi's people. She enters the
first Tekken tournament to take revenge on "Mishima."
events of Tekken 2, Kazuya
Mishima finds out that the pendant that Michelle wears around her neck
carries the secret to an ancient treasure, and plans to take it from her.
Kazuya arranges for Michelle's mother to be kidnapped to lure Michelle to
enter the second tournament. Michelle enters the tournament to rescue her
mother at all costs.
Before the events of Tekken
3, Michelle is kidnapped by Heihachi
her pendant, which is the reason Julia entered the tournament. Heihachi plans
to use her pendant to awaken Ogre in the
Aztec Temple and succeeds. After the events of Tekken 3, Michelle's
whereabouts are unknown.
Updated: Sept. 18th, 2022
The original Native American girl of
Tekken was memorable, because she was the first Native American girl to appear in a fighting game. She rocked the look back in the day, although I think many characters outshined her. In Tekken
2, Michelle's 2P outfit (with zebra socks & armbands) was also weirdly memorable, albeit a bit loud & awkward. (On that note, I enjoyed seeing that costume reimagined decades later in TTT2!)
Michelle was a "sleeper" character
in Tekken, which is likely why
Julia replaced her in Tekken 3 and
after. Julia became
a more developed character overall, but her connection to Michelle is
unforgettable to veteran Tekken players. Next to
Jun, Michelle is probably the "friendliest" out of all characters from
Tekken (so much so, that almost doesn't seem to fit in now with all the crazy evil bastards in the series). Michelle returning in TTT2 after a very long absence was cool see. They did a great job with her updated TTT2 fighting style.
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