Everything You Need to Know About Jin Kazama From Tekken
Jin Kazama is one of the main characters of the Tekken series and is featured as the protagonist in almost all of the Tekken games. His storyline revolves around his connections with the Mishima bloodline and his desire to put an end to the Mishima legacy. He is considered to be the strongest character in the Tekken franchise and plays an important role in the ongoing story. Let’s take a closer look at Jin Kazama from Tekken and his relationship with his father Kazuya Mishima.
How old is Jin Kazama?
Jin Kazama is 15 when he meets Heihachi for the first time. He is 19 from Tekken 3 to Tekken Tag Tournament. He is portrayed as 21 during the events of Tekken 4 through Tekken 7.
Future Tekken titles may show an older version of Jin.
How tall is Jin Kazama?
Jin’s height is 180 cm (5 feet and 11 inches)
Who is Jin Kazama’s Father?
Kazuya Mishima / Devil Kazuya is Jin Kazama’s father in the Tekken series. Jin’s relationship with his father was not explored much before Tekken 4. However, Kazuya’s devil attempted to forcefully extract Jin’s Devil Gene at the end of Tekken 4. After Jin woke up, he wished for Kazuya’s death and fought his father.
Jin is interested in ending the Mishima line and wants to be rid of the Devil Gene. His father on the other hand enjoys the power it offers. After the events of Tekken 4, Jin and Kazuya have not come in contact with each other directly, but Kazuya opposed Jin’s war with Mishima Zaibatsu. During the war, Kazuya took over the G Corporation and militarized it, but it was Jin’s plan all along as a war between him and his father was necessary to awaken Azazel.
In Tekken 7, Kazuya stopped showing interest in the Devil Gene but Jin still wants to kill his father.
Is Jin Kazama the strongest character in the Tekken franchise?
If Jin uses his Devil Gene powers, he is easily the strongest character in the franchise. Jin’s Devil surpasses everyone else in the game’s lore. If he does not take advantage of his Devil Gene, characters like Kazuya, Paul, Heihachi, Lars Alexandersson, and Hwoarang are also incredibly powerful.
What does Jin Kazama’s tattoo mean?
The tattoo that many see on Jin’s arm is actually a branding of the Devil Gene. His nemesis Kazuya brands him with the mark and you can see it happen during the opening cinematic of Tekken 3.
Jin Kazama playstyle
Jin is known for his unique playstyle that mixes poking with the Mishima style. He feels like a character who borrows moves from a myriad of other characters to form his own concoction of moves.
He has two stances - a fade version and a fast version. Jin is capable of throwing enemies off with stance swaps and you can also use the stance changes to your advantage to dodge moves.
Jin's martial arts style is a form of karate.
Does Jin Kazama love Ling Xiaoyu?
Jin and Xiaoyu have had a close relationship and fans have been asking Bandai Namco’s general manager Katsuhiro Harada if the two characters will develop a romantic relationship. Katsuhiro has refrained from confirming or denying if the two will fall in love down the line.