Combot (コンボット Konbotto?) is a character in the Tekken series of fighting games, making its first appearance in Tekken 4 and returning in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. While unplayable, Combot also makes a cameo appearance in Tekken 7, visible in the background of the Violet Systems stage.
Combot is a bipedal fighting robot created by Lee Chaolan's Violet Systems to be the ultimate fighting machine. It was entered into the fourth King of Iron Fist Tournament, alongside Lee in the disguise of his alter-ego Violet, in order to show off its capabilities and kickstart its publicity as a Violet Systems product for sale. Unfortunately, Combot's production was rushed and its programming glitched - as a result, rather than learning all its opponents movesets as intended, it was only able to mimic one fighter at a time. As a result, Combot was not the unstoppable force it was intended to be, and Lee's plans failed. The fate of Combot after the tournament is unknown; however, it seems that Lee has not given up on the project, as Violet Systems continues to create Combot robots.
As well being a hand-to-hand fighting robot, Combot is programmed to do a wide variety of things, including household chores. It can repurpose itself into a motorbike, and has also been seen serving as a waiter, a household pet, and a cheerleader. In Combot's Tekken 4 prologue, it is also state that Combots have military applications, and they are depicts with guns.
As a robot, Combot displays very little in the way of personality. However, his mimicry skills do allow him to pick up basic aspects of the human behavior he observes, as well as imitating his opponents fighting styles very accurately.
Combot is more primitive in appearance than the Jack robots created by the Mishima Zaibatsu; while the Jack's are created to appear almost human, Combot retains a clear robotic appearance with exposed components, pivot joints and pincers in place of hands. Its eyes glow red, and colored highlights enhance its appearance.
- Main article: Combot/Outfits
With no need for clothing, Combot has no real outfits. Instead, its appearance varies by the tone of its body and colored highlights changing in color.
Combot is a multi general purpose robot created by Lee Chaolan (under the disguise of Violet) to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Combot is programmed to do a wide variety of things, from household chores to military action. Combot was designed to be the ultimate fighting machine, and was programmed to learn every fighter's style as it progressed through the tournament. It was also used to increase the chance of Lee gaining the Mishima Zaibatsu if Heihachi were to be defeated by Combot. Unfortunately, the prototype was rushed due to time constraints and a few bugs were left in Combot's data. Because of this, whenever Combot is powered up, he can only utilize one opponent's fighting style at a time.
Ending Description: Having defeated Heihachi, a sign declares "Combot wins" and fireworks fill the sky as Combot celebrates. As the arena walls lower, Lee approaches, clapping and telling Combot that it has done well. Lee declares the world is now his for the taking, indicating his intentions to cease control of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Combot and Lee approach each other, raising their arms as if to embrace, but when they come face to face, Combot's eyes flash and he grabs Lee under one arm and spanks him before throwing him to the ground. The camera pans up to the sky as Combot performs King's victory animation.
Combot returns in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a console exclusive character. It is also the focus of the Fight Lab mode.
Combot first appears as Super Combot DX's target dummy as Lee tests the new model in the first chapter of the Fight Lab. After accidentally setting the new model to self-destruct, Combot takes its place for the rest of the story.
This eventually culminates in Combot gaining the skills to hold its own against Heihachi, Kazuya and Jin simultaneously, until Jin transforms into Devil Jin and destroys Combot's head. In response, Lee then proceeds to have the rest of Combot self-destruct at close range to the trio.
By the end of Fight Lab, Combot has become Super Combot DX. This is the same ending as Violet's.
Ending Description: Combot is slowly walking around a city, and is stunned when he sees a machine crusher. As it watches the machine crush several cars, Combot's body falls apart, and its eyes flicker and dim. Violet finds it lying broken on the ground, and holds the remaining head and torso in his arms, looking at it sadly.
- Lee Chaolan - Creator of Combot, and CEO of Violet Systems.
- Violet - Lee's alter-ego.
- Lee's Secretary - involved in helping Lee upgrade Combot.
- Super Combot DX - An enhanced and more powerful model of Combot.
Combot was the replacement (gameplay-wise) for Mokujin in Tekken 4. However, unlike Mokujin, who produces a new character to mimic each round, Combot's playing style stays consistent throughout the match. For Tekken Tag Tournament 2, it can be customized with moves from the whole roster.
The same as Mokujin in the previous game, Combot fights using Mimicry, imitating the movesets of the other playable characters.
In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, however, Combot's Mimicry is further enhanced and he can now mimic moves from multiple characters rather than a single one, similar to Ogre. As a drawback, however, it can only mimic a very choice selection of moves from certain characters.
- At least two upgrades to Combot are known to exist. One is Combot II, a non-canonical upgraded combot, mentioned in Lee/Violet's Tekken 4 ending, and said to have unleashed 50-hit combo against Heihachi. The other is the Super Combot DX, introduced in Fight Lab mode of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
- Combot is one of two characters in the series to be replaced by the fighter they were the successor to, with the other being Forest Law.
- Upon selection, the voice announcing Combot's name is different to the regular male voice that announces all other character names; when Combot is selected, a robotic voice that sounds as if Combot is speaking is heard instead.
- Jack-6 can be customized to resemble Combot.
- Though never referred to by name, Combot is mentioned by certain characters at the start of Lee's stage in the Scenario Campaign mode. The only ones that remember it are the characters who are part of the roster in Tekken 4 among these, various fighters such as Kuma and Panda will also explicitly mention fighting Combot.
- Combot is the only character who cannot be fought as an A.I. opponent in any offline modes.
- It is possible to acquire the Combot-G gear by replaying stages 1, 2, 3 and 5 and attaining a B rank or higher (although an A rank is preferable). This should be performed once Fight Lab Mode has been completed and the increased difficulty is unlocked.
- Combot has a special winpose with Lee Chaolan. Combot walks to Lee and the latter gives a thumbs up.
- Combot is not playable in Online Ranked Matches.
- In the final Fight Lab stage, a second Combot with yellow coloring is utilized.
- Combot can equip both kinds of Crouch Dash.
- Combot's Item Move has him dash into the fight with a pair of cycling wheels.
- Combot’s customized fighting style was foreshadowed by Mokujin’s boss appearance in Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign.
- When finishing a stage in Fight Lab mode, Combot would either do two of Lee Chaolan's or one of Kazuya Mishima's win animations from Tekken 6.
- Several Combot robots are visible in the background of the Violet Systems stage.