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Don't get in my way.
~ Jin Kazama
I control my own future.
~ Jin in Street Fighter X Tekken.

More blood has been shed. This family is a curse.
~ Jin as he witnessed the Mishima Clan's curse.

Jin Kazama is the main protagonist of the Tekken series. He is also known as the Child of Destiny, as well as one of the characters to have wings.

Although he is the overall protagonist of the series, Jin is the main antagonist of Tekken 6, although, it is later revealed he good intentions while doing so.

In Japanese, he is voiced by Isshin Chiba in all Tekken series. In English, he is voiced by Brad Swaile in Street Fighter X Tekken, and by Patrick Seitz (credited as Darren Daniels) in Tekken: Blood Vengeance.

Appearance

Jin is a Japanese male with black hair that is spiked upwards, in a style similar to the hairstyle of his father, but with the bangs of his mother. In fact, in the early screen showings of Tekken 3, many fans assumed that the yet unnamed Jin Kazama is Kazuya in his early teen years, due to their similarities. Jin is also very muscular and toned, as evidenced by his large biceps, visible abs, and pectoral muscles.

Jin has a black mark on one of his arms, which Devil has branded onto him.

Jin has worn many outfits in the course of the Tekken series. Many of these outfits feature flames on them, and with the exception of a single outfit in Tekken 6, he always wears either gloves or gauntlets.

Personality

Jin's actions and surroundings fit the mold of a quintessential "tragic hero", excluding the lack of a tragic flaw as of Tekken 6. As with many tragedies, all of the major traumatic events that occur within the hero's life are beyond his control: his grandfather and father are two of the most malicious and ruthless individuals who've ever lived on the face of the earth. Also, his mother was cruelly and abruptly taken from him, while he was 15.

Jin has a very complex personality. He has the kindness of his mother, Jun Kazama and his grandmother, Kazumi Mishima. Likewise, he has the fighting spirit and determination of his half-uncle, Lars and his great grandfather, as well as a hidden and silent personal to his legal nephew Lee Chaolan, Jinpachi Mishima. He also has the anger of his father, Kazuya Mishima and his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima.

In the events of Tekken 6, Jin uses his new position as the CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu to throw the world into war in hopes of a cure, although his intentions are entirely benevolent, since he seeks to use this to awaken and then destroy a much greater threat, Azazel. Believing that defeating this monster could help get rid of his curse, Jin might have destroyed countless people's property, ruined many lives and won lots of enemies through his actions. This may mean that Jin (no matter how painful it is for him) is willing to go out of his morals if that is what it takes to save the world. This again shows that no matter how indifferent and arrogant Jin seems to be, he is still a good man.

Biography

Tekken 3

Born as the son of Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama, Jin was raised in a secluded area with only his mother, thereby developing such a great fondness towards her. He also learned the Kazama Style Martial Arts from her.

At his 15th birthday, however, the ancient Fighting God Ogre arrived, and attacked Jun. Jin was swiftly defeated while attempting to protect his mother, and when he woke up, Jun was nowhere to be seen along with Ogre. Thinking that his mother was murdered, Jin swore revenge. As Jun told him, if anything happened to her, he should seek aid to his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, so he did. Heihachi took him in and trained him the Mishima Style Karate and had him enrolled in the Mishima high school where he would be acquainted with Ling Xiaoyu. Later, in order to lure Ogre, Heihachi opened the 3rd Tekken tournament, which Jin participated.

The one who advanced to the final and defeated Ogre, however, was instead Paul Phoenix. However, when Paul left, feeling victorious, Ogre revealed its true, beastly form, True Ogre, in which Jin stepped in and defeated it, avenging his mother. However, in that very moment of victory, he was suddenly shot by none other than Heihachi, who saw him already outliving his usefulness to lure Ogre in. In that moment, Jin's Devil Gene awakened, angered by the betrayal and proceeded to swipe down Heihachi and his Tekken Force before retreating.

Tekken 4

After regaining his senses, Jin started to loathe his Mishima bloodline. Discarding what he learned from Heihachi, he trained in the arts of Traditional Karate, mixing it with the Kazama style Martial Arts, while hiding in Brisbane, Australia. At the same time, he sent a message to his closest friend Xiaoyu to be aware of the Zaibatsu.

Two years after the tournament, Jin learned that his father, Kazuya, has returned from the dead and the fourth Tekken tournament is underway. Sensing a chance to destroy his father and grandfather, Jin participated. But before he could fight against Kazuya in the semi-finals, he was ambushed by the Tekken Force and captured, locked inside Honmaru.

After awhile fighting the demons inside him along with the urges from his father to give in to his Devil powers, Jin woke up, broke from the chains tying him and proceeded to defeat both Kazuya and Heihachi. He was ready to finally kill his grandfather, but the spirit of Jun appeared before the blow was dealt. In honor of his mother, Jin spared the two and flew away.

Tekken 5

Jin flew away, but he was unconscious at the same time. When he did awake, he noticed that his surroundings were completely ruined. When he returned home to Yakushima, he was haunted with nightmares about his Devil Gene. Unsure with how long he could hold out, Jin decided to embark on a journey to vanquish the evil within him.

Later, the 5th Tekken tournament is announced. Jin participated and eventually found out that it was sponsored by his great-grandfather, Jinpachi Mishima. Jin defeated him and his Devil form, and inherited the Mishima Zaibatsu as a reward.

Tekken 6

Upon taking over the Zaibatsu, Jin's personality had changed. Like his father and grandfather, he became a ruthless leader and plunged the world into a warzone, declaring war on all nations that opposed him. Noticing that everyone now wanted a piece of him for his atrocities, Jin opened the 6th Tekken tournament.

At the end of the Scenario Campaign, after being defeated by his uncle Lars Alexandersson, Jin's true nature was revealed. The reason why he plunged the world into utter chaos was to gather enough negative energy to bring forth the creature known as Azazel, the one who generated the Devil Gene in the first place. Jin's theory is that if he killed Azazel, the Devil Gene would be no more, he would free both him and the world from the accursed gene. He ends up pushing both himself and Azazel into oblivion, possibly killing themselves.

However, when Raven investigated the place where this took place in the near future, he found Jin's body, still with his Devil's mark, indicating that he may have survived the ordeal.

Tekken 7

Jin appears as a supporting character in Tekken 7 slowly recovering from his fight against Azazel from the previous game. He is eventually rescued by Lars after being chased by UN Officers.

During the middle of the story, Nina attempts to apprehend Jin from Lars, but fails in capturing after Jin is airlifted by Lee Chaolan to another location where he fully recovers from his injuries.

During the epilogue of the main story, Jin has fully recovered and vows to end the war, kill Kazuya and save the world.

Other Media

Tekken (2010 film)

He was played by Jon Foo.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance

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Project X Zone

Jin makes an appearance in Project X Zone. He is a playable character where he is partnered up with Xiaoyu.

Jin also makes an appearance in Project X Zone 2. Jin returns as a playable character with his father, Kazuya, replacing Xiaoyu as his partner.

Crosspedia Entry

The young head of the massive Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin possesses the "Devil Gene," giving him the potential for the superhuman combat powers of a devil. He is aware that the power of the Devil Gene growing stronger within him every day. Knowing that eventually he is fated to lose control and go on a terrible rampage, he creates a plan intended to cut him free from his cursed bloodline. He has a deep hatred of his father Kazuya and his grandfather Heihachi, who both continue to hound him for their own selfish reasons. Although he learned Mishima Style Fighting Karate from Heihachi, he has since broken with the Mishima Style. He now fights using traditional karate (based on Kyokushin).

Quotes

Power is everything!
~ Jin Kazama
You're a joke.
~ Jin Kazama
I can't allow you to live.
~ Jin Kazama

This battle is over. I have no more time to spend with you.
~ Jin Kazama
Fear the wrath of God.
~ Jin Kazama
Pointless.
~ Jin Kazama
Pitiful!
~ Jin Kazama
Don't get in my way.
~ Jin Kazama
You're wasting my time.
~ Jin Kazama
I'll finish this with the first blow!
~ Jin Kazama
This is what happens if you challenge me.
~ Jin Kazama
I'll clean this place up!
~ Jin Kazama

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