Devil Kazumi (デビル一美 Debiru Kazumi?) is a character in the Tekken series of 3D fighting games. She is the alter ego of Kazumi Mishima after being consumed by the effects of the Devil Gene and a boss in Tekken 7. She is the final boss of the arcade mode of Tekken 7 for every character even her own human form.

Biography

Appearance

Her overall design is similar to that of a white ghost and kitsune. She has red eyes, long white hair with hime cut bangs, off-white skin and she has red tattoos on her forehead, neck, wrists, legs, and feet. She also has neon blue bracelets on each side of her wrists with a matching ripped bead necklace on her neck and wears a neon blue and white spiked gem barefooted sandals as the gem is attached on her knee, wrists and ankles. However, when her Rage was activated, the color of the gems glow in bright red. The interior of her dress is red.

She wears a long white Japanese kimono dress which is tattered at the edge of her long sleeves and at the hem of her dress. She also has a white obi on her kimono dress which is tied in red ribbons to her waist and has a gray butterfly shaped design at the back of her white obi. She has red horns similar to Eliza's and her devil wings are similar to Devil Jin's but with a "flaming" appearance akin to the phoenix wings.

Story

Tekken 7

Devil Kazumi makes her first and only appearance in the Story Mode in Tekken 7 as Kazumi Mishima reveals to her husband the reason why she married. She tells him it is because her family, the Hachijo Clan, want to kill him to avert terrible chaos and death, and that she was to be the one to stop him if he started walking down this path. Kazumi assumes in her devil form to kill her husband. After a long and grueling fight, Kazumi attempts to kill Heihachi with a Devil's Beam but misses, prompting her to punch him in the face. Heihachi retaliates by hitting her groin with a powerful uppercut, seemingly killing. Kazumi lies unconscious on the floor, having reverted back to her human form. After Heihachi checks on her body and turns to leave, Kazumi transforms back into her devil form again to attack him from behind. Heihachi grabs her by the neck before she can do so.

Desperate, Kazumi warns her husband about the chain of hatred he would set off if she dies and begs him to release her because of their love for one another. Despite her pleas, Heihachi notices it is a trap, and tells her she was no longer the Kazumi that he knew. He snaps her neck, killing her. As Kazumi lies dead on the floor, Heihachi sheds a single tear over his deceased wife.

Gameplay

In gameplay, Devil Kazumi is able to summon a white tiger, which rolls over the opponent or even stands up and claws the back of the opponent. She also shares the devil gene's signature devil beam, but, unlike Devil Jin and Devil Kazuya, her beam activates in an instant. She can not only float forward with a bend of a knee but backwards as well, in a manner akin to Alpha-152 from the Dead or Alive series. She also retains her human form's fighting style and moves.

Fighting style

Her fighting style is Hachijo-Style Karate mixes with Mishima Style Fighting Karate but with demonic abilities of her own.

Quotes

Intro Win
I'll grind your bones to dust!
(奴だけに死てくれる! yatsu dake ni shitekureru!)
Such a good kitty.
(いい子ね iiko ne)
Are you sure you're ready?
(覚悟よろしいですか? Kakugo yoroshii desu ka?)
I suppose I have no choice.
(仕方ありませんね shikata arimasen ne)
I will show you fear.
(恐怖を教えて差し上げます kyoufu wo oshiete sashiagemasu)
I can't accept this fate.
(愛いらない運命なんです Ai iranai unmei nandesu")
Are you sure you're ready?
(覚悟よろしいですか? Kakugo yoroshii desu ka?)
Your technique is impressive.
(予期部お持ちですね yokibu omochi desu ne)
Heihachi!
(平八さん! Heihachi-san!)
I suppose I have no choice.
(仕方ありませんね shikata arimasen ne)
You also awakened, Kazuya.
(一八、力を目覚めしまたですね? Kazuya chikara mezameshi mata desu ne)
Pleased to meet you -- please accept my kindest regards.
(よろしゅうお他のもうします yoroshuu otano moushimasu)
Impossible... You as well...
(まさか…! あなたも… masaka... anata mo?!)*
Akuma.
(豪鬼さん. Gouki-san.)

Note: the literal translation of the intro quote is - A sunset death, just for you.

Character Relationships

Trivia

General:

  • Devil Kazumi is the second supernatural female final boss in the series, the first being Unknown in Tekken Tag Tournament and its sequel (although, in Tekken 2, if the player plays as Devil, Angel is the final boss).
    • She is however the first female to become a final boss in a canonical Tekken game.
    • She is also the first final boss to be long deceased by the time of the game current events.
  • Interestingly enough, Devil Kazumi's wings resemble those of Night Terror from the Soul Calibur series and a phoenix.
  • Although Devil Kazumi was the final boss in the arcade mode, she will be replaced by Akuma as the final boss and Abandoned Temple becomes the final stage if certain conditions are met during the arcade run.
  • Devil Kazumi is the only devil counterpart of the Mishima family to be unplayable.
  • It is possible to start Devil Kazumi's battle at the final round. This does not conflict with other matchpoints; this is likely because there is no matchpoint, and it only does when you beat Kazumi once and then turn into her Devil form.
  • During the last stage of Arcade Mode, when defeated by Kazumi Mishima once, the player will the opportunity to have a second round before being beaten by the player, so that the player has no matchpoint.
  • Devil Kazumi's pet tiger seems to be able to change between her devil and human form. In her devil form, it is a white tiger while in her human form, it is a normal one.
  • Despite being unplayable, when the player reaches Stage 5 as Kazumi is fought, Devil Kazumi will face her real form. The fading will not happen until you lose the battle. If the player loses to Kazumi Mishima as Devil Kazumi, this means the player will not continue immediately. The same happens to other characters after they fought Devil Kazumi.
  • Devil Kazumi is unplayable alongside Shin Akuma.
  • Devil Kazumi's intro and win poses are the same as her human form.
  • During the second round after defeating her human form, Devil Kazumi's fighting stance resembles Devil Jin's fighting stance when facing his/her opponent as the final boss of the game.
  • Devil Kazumi can also speak when she summons her pet white tiger as part of her moves during a combo as well as executing her demonic abilities. The other one being her human form.
  • Unlike her human form, which executes her Rage Art with two grunts, Devil Kazumi will say "Die!" when she executes her Rage Art.
  • Devil Kazumi has a CG art replacing her human form's CG art in her final stage intro as her pet tiger's eyes are glowing in blue. This CG art is revealed to be a special match against the player for the console version of the game.
  • Devil Kazumi's reverberated voice is similar to the Abyssal Fleet Bosses in Kantai Collection.
  • Like Azazel, the crystal on her body, when taking too much damage until triggering her Rage, will turn red.

Gallery

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