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Those who tread the path of evil shall face judgement eventually.
~ Yoshimitsu

Yoshimitsu is a major character that was first introduced in Tekken and he has returned for all subsequent sequels in the series. Additionally, an analogous character bearing the same name, weapon, clan, and basic information, was later carried over into Namco's Soul series of fighting games as a major character, making his debut in Soul Calibur and returned for all of the series main installments.

In the Japanese version, he was formerly voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama and currently by Norio Wakamoto. In the English version, he was voiced by Phil Sheridan and Mitch Urban.

Biography

Personality

Yoshimitsu's benevolence hasn't changed since the first Tekken Tournament. He enjoys helping people who are in need, as seen with Law and his family (Yoshimitsu's ending) in Tekken. He is also became the helper of Dr. Bosconovitch prior to Bryan's betrayal towards the Manji clan in Tekken 5.

Appearance

His appearance throughout the series usually differs to mask his true identity, thus making him unknown to the public.

Story

As the leader of the Manji Party, Yoshimitsu dedicated himself to providing food, medical assistance, and shelter to the ever-increasing number of political refugees around the world. Using advanced Manji Ninjutsu Arts as his fighting style, Yoshimitsu entered the first King of Iron Fist Tournament as a distraction, to allow the Manji to steal the tournament's funds unobserved. Kunimitsu was a former member of the Manji clan.

During the time of Tekken 2, Yoshimitsu learned that the scientist named Dr. Bosconovitch, who once saved his life, had been abducted by Kazuya Mishima. To rescue Bosconovitch, he entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2, and was able to save his friend. Later in Tekken 3, Yoshimitsu entered the tournament upon learning that his friend, Dr. Bosconovitch, needs Ancient Ogre's blood to live.

Unfortunately, with a constant lack of necessary funding and manpower, Yoshimitsu was unsure about the future of his organization. When Yoshimitsu heard about The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, he envisioned a union between the Manji Party and the Mishima Zaibatsu. With this dream in mind, Yoshimitsu decides to enter the Tournament immediately. He must defeat Heihachi Mishima at any cost. At the end of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, Yoshimitsu broke into the Mishima Zaibatsu vaults and stole the money for his own. During this operation, Yoshimitsu notices the fallen Bryan Fury and takes him to Dr. Bosconovitch.

Before the events of Tekken 5, Yoshimitsu manages to break into the Mishima Zaibatsu's vault, where he finds an injured Bryan Fury and helps him escape. One month later, when Yoshimitsu visits Dr. Bosconovitch's lab, he finds his comrades dead. This was Bryan's thanks. "He shall pay for what he has done," says Yoshimitsu. Learning Bryan will fight in The King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Yoshimitsu sharpens his sword and enters the fray.

Trying to avenge his fallen Manji clan comrades, while going after Bryan, Yoshimitsu realizes that his sword is weakening. His sword is a cursed blade. By killing evil doers and villains the sword would retain its power, otherwise the cursed sword will make the user go insane. Yoshimitsu realizes that he can no longer use his old sword and decides to use another blade that seals the properties of the cursed sword. He then decides to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.

In the Soul Calibur saga, Oda Nobunaga, the daimyo of Owari, sought the power of the Manji clan and invited its chief to Azuichi castle. Due to his advanced age, the clan's chief sent the strongest warrior, Yoshimitsu, of the clan on his behalf. As expected, Nobunaga requested the allegiance of the Manji clan, but the Manji clan preferred to remain hidden. After a few days' stay at the castle, the fighter politely denied Nobunaga's request and returned to his village.

Upon his return, Yoshimitsu found his beloved village in ruins. Nobunaga had prepared an army in anticipation of the clan's refusal to serve him. Yoshimitsu attempted a battle against Nobunaga, but he was no match for the army or Nobunaga and lost his arm, which he replaced with a wooden prosthetic. Yoshimitsu set out across the sea in search of the "Ultimate Weapon", Soul Edge, so that he could take his revenge against Lord Nobunaga.

But during his journey, he came across many horrible scenes left behind by the Azure Knight, Nightmare. In his meditation, he concluded that if he were to give in to his hatred, he would be no better than either Oda Nobunaga or Nightmare. But even with that realization in his mind, he continued to pursue the Soul Edge nevertheless. When Yoshimitsu finally reached Ostrheinsburg Castle, it was devoid of any signs of life.

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Cassandra Alexandra | Kilik | Maxi | Chai Xianghua | Edge Master | Yoshimitsu | Ivy Valentine | Seong Mi-Na | Talim | Setsuka | Zasalamel | Amy Sorel | Hildegard von Krone | Z.W.E.I | Viola | Leixia | Natsu | Xiba | Grøh

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Ashlotte | Protagonist (Libra of Souls)

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Spawn | Link | KOS-MOS | Yoda | Darth Vader | Galen Marek | Kratos | Lloyd Irving | Ezio Auditore da Firenze | Jin Kazama | Geralt of Rivia | 2B | Haohmaru

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