Heihachi Mishima

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Heihachi Mishima
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Official artwork of Heihachi from Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Universe Tekken
Debut Tekken (1994)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (2016)
Console of origin Arcade
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin Earth
Article on Wikipedia Heihachi Mishima

Heihachi Mishima (三島 平八, Heihachi Mishima) is a recurring antagonist from the Tekken universe.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

A Mii Brawler dressed as Heihachi.

Heihachi was briefly considered as a possible playable character, according to an interview with Masahiro Sakurai. He was passed over in favor of Pac-Man as a Bandai Namco representative, at least in part because Sakurai considered the idea of implementing his moveset in Smash to be difficult.[1]

Heihachi is the basis for a paid downloadable content costume for Mii Brawlers. The costume resembles Heihachi's rejuvenated appearance that debuted in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It was first shown at the end of Ryu's reveal trailer, with Ryu and a Mii Brawler with the costume attacking each other simultaneously, referencing how Heihachi and Ryu had previously appeared together in the crossover titles Namco × Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken and Project X Zone.

Origin[edit]

Heihachi Mishima is a major antagonist in the Tekken series of fighting video games, and the archenemy of his son Kazuya. He was born to Jinpachi Mishima, a renowned martial artist and the founder of the Mishima Zaibatsu corporation. Heihachi overthrew and murdered his father in order to take control of his company and begin a criminal empire. He soon bore a son, Kazuya Mishima, but found him to be weak and threw him off of a cliff in order to test his strength when he was five years old. Years later, when Heihachi hosted a martial arts tournament called the King of the Iron Fist, Kazuya returned in order to exact revenge on his father. Kazuya defeated him, threw him off the same cliff, and assumed control of the Zaibatsu corporation, continuing his father's criminal practices. Heihachi would later return and retake control of his corporation; he discovered that his son had been saved by a Devil Gene, and he now seeks this in order to attain ultimate power.

Barring Banjō Ginga in the first and second Tekken games, Daisuke Gōri was famous for providing his voice in subsequent titles, until Tekken 6 as he passed away on January 17, 2010 with Unshō Ishizuka currently voicing him as of Tekken: Blood Vengeance and onwards.

Trivia[edit]

  • Heihachi and Link both appeared as guest characters in Namco's SoulCalibur II in the PS2 and the GameCube versions of the game, respectively.
    • Cloud Strife was almost the PS2 guest, but was replaced with Heihachi at the last minute.[2]

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