Tekken Series – Mishima Clan Family in a Nutshell and Problems



What is the Mishima Clan in Tekken?


Tekken Mishima family clan is the most dysfunctional group of individuals in the entire game series. In the event of the first game. Kazuya Mishima was thrown off a cliff by his father Heihachi Mishima. Heihachi supposedly killed his wife Kazumi Mishima. Kazuya have the devil’s gene, due to the scar in his chest. The Devil entity gave Kazuya strength and thirst for revenge. Aterwards Heihachi adopted a chinese orphan named Lee Chaolon. Heihachi trains and raise Lee to rival Kazuya. Kazuya felt that Lee was too weak to lead Mishima Zaibatsu Company. One year after that tragic past, Kazuya enters Iron Fist Tournament and become undefeated. Heihachi and Kazuya fought in the finals father and son. Due to demonic strength Kazuya defeated Heihachi and throw him off the same cliff. Kazuya is the primary owner of the Mishima Zaibastu.




Tekken 4 Kazuya ending
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Tekken 2 takes place after the first game. Heihachi survives the fall of the cliff. The Mishima Zaibastu is under the leadership of Kazuya. Mishima Zaibatsu is more corrupted due to many illegal operations. He hires assassins to eliminate his rivals and many other people. Kazuya is doing evil deeds due to Devil Gene consuming him. Lee works as Kazuya’s secretary for overseeing experiments and bodyguards. One day dreams on talking over Zaibastu. After fired from the Zaibastu for unknown reason and Heihachi disowning him. Kazuya is arrested by WWWC for smuggles environmentally protected animals. Jun Kazama is dubbed “The Chosen One” due to being psychic and sense Devil Gene. Kazuya announce The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 and Heihachi wants in.



Father and Son Mishima battle



Jun and Kazuya are drawn together and propelled by a mystic force. She is pregnant with Kazuya child (Jin Kazama). Jun see a conflict with Kazuya good side and bad. Devil represented bad and Angel good. Heihachi defeating opposing fighters and reach Kazuya. Devil Gene takes over Kazuya and Heihachi defeats him. During the exact same situation in first game, Heihachi throws Kazuya off a cliff. Heihachi escape in a helicopter and regain Mishima Zaibatsu. Tekken 2 storyline ends and Jun give birth to Jin. Tekken 3 rolls around and Kazuya and Jin don’t appear. Devil Gene process Jin Kazuma, fifteen years later before Tekken 3. Jun sense Orge and warns Jin to seek out Heihachi. After Kazuma house was destroyed Orge knocked out Jin.


Tekken 3 Jun and Kazyua
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After Jun went missing or killed by Orge. Jin wants revenge for what happen to his mother. He convince Heihachi to train him to become stronger. Jin goes to Mishima High School with Ling Xiaoyu and her pet Panda. Heihachi himself for Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization for protection of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Tekken Force survey a ancient temple in Mexico and was obliterated by Orge. Heichachi wants to harness the power of Orge for his personal gain. Missing fighters who were victims of Orge’s onslaught. Heihachi formed a The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 to lure out Orge. After Paul Phoenix defeats Orge and departs. Orge transforms into a monster and Jin defeated it. Heihachi was just using him and have Tekken Force gun him down. Devil Gene took over and manage to survive.



Bloodline of the Mishima


Two Years after Tekken 3, Heihachi wanted Ogre’s blood to make him immortal. Lack of the Devil Gene, Heihachi sends Tekken Forces to raid G Corporation facility to retrieve Kazuya’s remains. The mission failed and Tekken force was wiped out by Kazuya himself. Kazuya has been revived by G Corporation and Jin has been in self-imposed training exile. Heihachi announce The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 and grand prize is ownership of Mishima Zaibatsu. Doing the final Jin and Kazuya schedule to fight but got captured. Tekken force taken Jin was tekken into Hon-Maru, declaring Kazuya win by default. Kazuya comes to Hon-Maru and taken over by the Devil Gene. Jin also activates devil gene and Kazuya defeats him. Heihachi goes to fight Jin but loses and had a vision about his mother Jun. Jin leaves while Kazuya and Heihachi is unconscious.



Tekken Kazuya Ending
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Tekken 5, G Corporation helicopters descend on Hon-Maru dojo with Jack-4s. Heihachi and Kazuya fights Jacks and detonates Hon-Maru. Raven report to his superior about Heihachi death. Two months later The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 was announce by a secret sponsor Jinpachi Mishima. Jinpachi wants someone to kill him before potential reign of terror starts. He was resurrected and taken over by a vengeful spirit with incredible supernatural powers. Jinpachi breaks out during the raid of Hon Maru. In the final match Jin defeats Jinpachi and became new head of Mishima Zaibatsu. Heihachi survives the explosion and hopes to retake Zaubatsu. Tekken 6, after victory from the events from Tekken 4. Jin is the new head of Mishima Zaibatsu, declaring independence and war against all nations. Kazuya the head of G Corporation wants to oppose Jin.




Mishima Zaibatsu Vs G Corporation


Jin announce The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 to lure Kazuya out. During the war, Heihachi’s Illegitmate son Lars Alexandersson, who loss his memory and seeking out his true purpose. Accompanied by Alisa Bosconovitch and finds out about hiding who is true father is. Lars allies with Lee Chaolan and many others to find out. What G Corporation and Mishima Zaibatsu, where Jin send Alisa to spy on Lars. Lars goes to Egypt, where he meets Zafina telling him “clash of two evil stars that will awake an ancient evil who will destroy the world”. Azazel is the ancient evil for giving birth to Devil Gene and bounded in a ancient temple. Lars conforms Kazuya and fights him. Learning Kazuya is his half brother and later confronts Jin. Jin destroys Azazel and Lars reunited with Alisa. Raven implied that Azazel demise don’t free them from the Devil Gene.


Tekken 6 Jin vs Kazuya
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Tekken 7, the war between G Corporation and Mishima Zaibatsu ranges on. Nina Williams leads the Mishima Zaibatsu in Jin’s absence. Heihachi Mishima takes advantage of the power to regain control of the Zaibatsu. Heihachi makes a deal with Claudio Serafino to expose his son Kazuya. There are reports of the Mishima family history, United Nations group located Jin but got away. Rescued by Lars and takes jin to recuperate at Violet Systems. The Zaibatsu attacks and Jin is the person to stop the conflict. The reason is Heihachi teaches was to confirm devil gene was originated from Hachijos. Claudio sensed Akuma who promise Kazumi to kill Heihachi. Akuma defeats Heihachi and survives but declares himself dead to the public. Hehachi post images of transformed Kazuya using a satellite. Kazuya survives and destroys the satellite and slandering Zaibatsu.



End of the Mashima and Zaibatsu


The reporter uses the opportunity to inform the Zaibatsu about his expose. Heihachi offers to meet the reporter in person. He recount his love for Kazumi and learn she is possessed the Devil Gene. Kazumi send her family to kill him. Recollecting in the past volcano incident and kills Kazumi. The final battle Kazuya finally kills Heihachi by throwing him off a cliff. Afterwards, Kazuya fights Akuma, Jin meets up with Lars and other to put a end to the war. Destroying Kazuya once and for all on the next series.


Tekken 7 Kazumi
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The Mishima family is very broken in my opinion. Main focus is talking control of the Zaibatsu and Devil Gene. Each family member is willing to stab someone in the back. Heihachi started the whole throwing a person off a cliff. I wonder who the main hero of the family is. Lars is the only one with the sense of justice. Jin might do the same for defeating his father Kazuya. There is one family I have not talked about is Asuka Kazama. Asuka is no involved in the main storyline but is related to Jin and Jun. Will something happen in the next game? What are your thoughts on the Mishima family? Buy Tekken 7 on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One on Amazon.


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