Heihachi Mishima

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Heihachi Mishima is a male video character that features in Tekken.



Heihachi Mishima was the son of Jinpachi Mishima who was a famous martial artists that founded the Mishima Zaibatsu company. Jinpachi maintained a dojo where Heihachi trained and it was during this time he encountered another younger student by the name of Kazumi Mishima. The pair trained into their adulthood and eventually fell in love with the pair marrying. Years later, Kazumi gave birth to a son that was named Kazuya Mishima where during one night he awoke to find his wife seemingly possessed and she attacked him. She intended to kill him as she was claimed by the power of the Devil Gene and stated that she had married into the Mishima family to destroy them. Heihachi resisted the attempts to kill her but ultimately decided to murder her due to the danger she possessed to the world. Afterwards, he overthrew his father and forcibly took control of the Mishima Zaibatsu where he sought to establish it as an industrial company. His father would attempt to retake the business but Heihachi would quickly captured him and imprison him within the Mishima company at Hon-Maru where Jinpachi was left to starve to death. When Kazuya was five years old, he came to fear that the boy could have inherited the Devil Gene from his mother. To determine whether the boy had the gene, Heihachi threw the boy off a ravine in order to see whether he inherited that power. Heihachi believed that if the child was truly his son than he would be able to survive and climb back up. At some point, Heihachi had an affair with a woman that gave birth to Lars Alexandersson with this illegitimate child being an attempt to see whether he had the Devil Gene whereupon he did not have any contact with his other son. To further motivate Kazuya, he would adopt the orphaned Chinese boy Lee Chaolan and raise him as a rival to his own biological son. Kazuya would manage to survive the experience and travelled abroad over he following years where he competed in various martial arts championships. During these competitions, he became the undefeated champion in all the engagements except one where he fought to a draw against Paul Phoenix. Eventually, Heihachi decided to test his son Kazuya's strength and worthy by announcing the King of Iron Fist Tournament.


Personality and attributes

He was at one time held the title of being the King of Iron Fist.

He was shown as being a cruel figure who demonstrated no sympathy or feelings towards his own children. Heihachi believed his son was weak and in an effort to eliminate it he decided to throw the 5 year old child over a ravine. He believed that if his son was truly his child than he would have climbed up from the bottom of the ravine. Afterwards, he would attempt to cultivate rivalry to inspire Kazuya by adopting another child as his godson.

Powers and abilities

He was well-versed in various forms of combat from around the world.


  • Heihachi Mishima was created as the boss character for the first Tekken game andmade subsequent appearance afterwards.

In other media


  • In Tekken: The Motion Picture, Heihachi Mishima appeared in the anime film where he was voiced by actor John Paul Shepard.
  • In Tekken, Heihachi Mishima appeared in the 2009 live-action film where he was portrayed by actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.


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