Heihachi Mishima (三島 平八 Mishima Heihachi?) is one of the main characters in the Tekken series and he debuted in the first game in the series and has returned for all subsequent titles. Though seen as an anti-villain of the second Tekken game, he is one of the main antagonists of the series as he is almost always responsible for the events, though his impact on the story has seemed to decrease since Tekken 5 as he has became a minor character to the storyline. But in Tekken 7 however, Heihachi is part of the main storyline once again and is also the main protagonist of the game. It was confirmed that he was not the one who started the Mishima feud in the first place, as it was his wife, Kazumi Mishima who started it all. Heihachi is the son of Jinpachi Mishima, the ex-husband of Kazumi Mishima, the father of Kazuya Mishima and Lars Alexandersson, the adoptive father of Lee Chaolan, and the grandfather of Jin Kazama.


Heihachi Mishima is the host of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 7th King of Iron Fist Tournaments. He is the son of Jinpachi Mishima, serving as the final boss of 1 and 4 and the sub-boss of 3 and 7. He is the father of Kazuya Mishima and Lars Alexandersson, adoptive father of Lee Chaolan, paternal grandfather of Jin Kazama, and the husband of Kazumi Mishima. Heihachi's fighting style is Mishima Style Fighting Karate. He is also the inaugural "Commander" of the Tekken Force Unit, establishing the unit between the 2nd and 3rd tournaments.



Heihachi Mishima/Outfits



Heihachi is the host of this tournament. During this tournament, Heihachi was defeated by his son, Kazuya Mishima. Kazuya took over the Mishima Financial Empire, and he ruled it to his heart's content.

Tekken 2

Version 1: Beaten by Kazuya in the previous tournament, in an instant he lost both his fame and family. Having spent his previous time indulging in deviant acts instead of training, he vows to regain what he has lost.
Version 2: Ever since his son, Kazuya Mishima took over the Mishima conglomerate, Heihachi has been training to regain what was once his. After he defeats his son and watches the death of Kazuya, Heihachi will gain back the Mishima Financial Empire.

Tekken 2 Heihachi Ending - A Son's Fall

Tekken 2 Heihachi Ending - A Son's Fall

Tekken 2 Heihachi Ending

Ending Description, "A Son's Fall": Heihachi is seen walking while holding an unconscious Kazuya in his arms. This takes place after Heihachi has defeated Kazuya and won The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. Heihachi drops Kazuya's body in a volcano. Heihachi is shown leaving by helicopter while holding onto a ladder. The volcano erupts, and then a closeup of Heihachi smiling is shown.

Tekken 3

Family matters... Heihachi retrieved the Mishima Financial Empire by defeating his son.

Scheming to further develop the MFE, Heihachi organized "Tekken Force", the MFE's private corps, and dispatched them to settle disputes and bring wasteland under cultivation to feed the poor countries of the world, in order to gain the support of leaders worldwide.

Fifteen years later, a secret excavation of Central American ruins by the Tekken Forces unearths an unusual find. They were annihilated by a mysterious being. Heihachi realized that the mysterious being could be the legendary Ogre, and took action to realize his life's goal: to capture Ogre and therefore rule the world.

One day, Heihachi was visited by a 15-year-old boy named Jin Kazama. Being informed that Jin was his grandson and hearing what had happened to his mother, Jun, Heihachi reasoned that Ogre thrives on the "strong souls" of others. Heihachi trained Jin to use him as a decoy to lure Ogre.

In Jin's 19th year, Heihachi declared to the world that the third "King of the Iron Fist Tournament" was forthcoming. At the same time, he noticed that Jin, the youngest of Mishima bloodline, began to show the same dangerous power Kazuya had. Heihachi decided to dispose of Jin after he lures Ogre, in order to end the doomed destiny of the MFE.

Tekken 3 Heihachi Ending - A Grandson's Fall

Tekken 3 Heihachi Ending - A Grandson's Fall

Tekken 3 Heihachi Ending

Ending Description, "A Grandson's Fall": Heihachi defeats True Ogre, and True Ogre dissolves into nothing. Heihachi takes a moment to rest. He notices Jin laying on the ground, unconscious. Next, some helicopters are shown flying in the sky. Heihachi and Jin, who is still unconscious, are aboard one of them. Jin is laying down on what appears to be a stretcher, and Heihachi is sitting next to him. A short while later, Heihachi notices that devil markings are appearing on Jin's forehead. After, Heihachi picks Jin's body up and throws it out of the helicopter then sadly watches Jin's body fall.

Tekken 4

Prologue Text

Two years ago, Heihachi failed to capture Ogre. He made his researchers collect blood and tissue left behind by Ogre and attempted to create a new life form by combining its genetic material with his own. The experiment failed, however, and Heihachi learned that he lacked the Devil Gene necessary to integrate Ogre's genome into his.

In order to obtain the Devil Gene, Heihachi searched for Jin, who transformed into a devil during the last Tournament. During the search, Heihachi learned that the body of his son, Kazuya - whom he killed 20 years ago - was stored at a cutting-edge biotech firm called G Corporation.

Heihachi ordered his Tekken Force to raid G Corporation in an attempt to obtain Kazuya's remains. They obliterated G Corporation's laboratory, and the mission appeared to be successful. That was until Kazuya, revived by G Corporation, retaliated and caused the mission to fail.

Heihachi needed Kazuya or Jin's body to create the new life form. After much deliberation, an evil smile crept onto Heihachi's lips.

The next day, an announcement was made for The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, with the Mishima Zaibatsu as the prize.

Ending Text: Heihachi did not kill Kazuya outright. "Come with me if you want to see your son," Heihachi said, and led Kazuya out of the arena. A few hours later, the two were deep within the Mishima Zaibatsu compound. A massive temple stood in the midst of a forest enshrouded in fog.

The two entered the building...

Ending Description: Heihachi and Kazuya enter Hon-Maru. They notice Jin Kazama chained up and Kazuya gasps. Two chains wrap around Kazuya's arms, and then he is suspended in mid-air like Jin. A short while after Kazuya is suspended, two more chains wrap around his legs while he struggles to get free. Kazuya says, "You think this'll stop me?" while trying to get free. Heihachi says, "Did you think I'd be dumb enough--to let you in here without--a leash to tie you down? That chain has the ability to neutralize your powers. An individual saturated with the Devil Gene, such as yourself--will lose consciousness in a matter of minutes!" Heihachi laughs. Then, he says, "Now, all the pieces are in position! Be thankful that the two of you will die--helping me achieve my objective!" Heihachi laughs again, and then he starts to walk out of the building. White text on a black screen says, "Thereafter, the world came to know an age of darkness..."

Tekken 5

Head of the Mishima Zaibatsu and sponsor of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, Heihachi Mishima.

After losing to Jin Kazama, Heihachi was cornered by a group of Jack robots in Hon-Maru. Heihachi and Kazuya began to fight off the Jacks together but Kazuya fled and Heihachi was caught in the explosion when the Jacks detonated.

The tremendous explosion would have killed a normal man but Heihachi, no ordinary man, managed to survive.

A month later, Heihachi learned that someone had taken control of the Mishima Zaibatsu and planned to hold the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Heihachi, having fully recovered, was determined to enter the tournament.

"I don't know who's behind this but the Mishima Zaibatsu is mine!"

Ending Description: A rocket is shown while a female voice does a countdown, starting with thirty. The rocket is preparing to launch. Jinpachi awakens and wonders where he is, he tries to move but finds out he is strapped onto the rocket with chains by his wrists and ankles unable to move, Jinpachi desperately tries to break free but to no avail cannot seem to, it is then revealed Kazuya is also strapped to the rocket just like Jinpachi and cannot break free and finally Jin is revealed to be strapped, also unable to break free. As the countdown gets to ten seconds left. They all try to get free desperately and fast using but unable to break themselves free, as the countdown reaches five Kazuya realised his grandfather is also strapped and calls out to him, Jinpachi then hears Kazuya and realises that he and his grandson plus great grandson are all strapped. After the countdown is over, a female voice says, "Ignition!" The rocket is launched and all of them of have failed to break free and they all scream. Heihachi looks at their faces with binoculars revealing them possibly bracing themselves and laughs until the ending video ends.

Tekken 6

After being assaulted by the Jack force, Heihachi wakes up only to find out that the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 has already ended. He goes back to Zaibatsu headquarters only to find the Tekken Force blocking his way. After the next Iron Fist Tournament is announced and Heihachi finds out that Jin Kazama is the new head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, he is enraged and declares that he will get everything back.

Ending Description: Located at a space station, Heihachi is seen, preparing to kick both Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima into space (all three wearing space suits, with Heihachi's additions of geta sandals on his own).

He proceeds to kick Jin into space....but Kazuya proved to be a REAL problem, as he begins to kick Heihachi twice (despite being bound), causing the latter to drift into space as well.

All three Mishima were left burning as shooting stars upon re-entry. Ganryu can be seen making a wish for Julia Chang.

Scenario Campaign

How he has his own followers/students in a new estate, remained unknown. He is soon heard that a rebel leader Lars Alexandersson will come after him, although he wasn't aware that Nina, under orders of Jin, patrols him, knowing that using Lars would further his plan to reclaim the throne back to him. Upon meeting Lars during their fight, he finds out that Lars was his illegitimate son, who Heihachi is unaware of, planning to kill him because Lars knows what the evil reputation Heihachi has. However, it fails because of Alisa's little interruptions and Heihachi himself can deflect a gun, using a mouth with a headbutt-like move, Lars then mocks him in to join circus due to his healthy body and current age. Lars and Alisa soon depart after Tougou calls them that they have found what Heihachi left behind, but not before telling him that he will be back for him after the war is over. When the guard tells if they should let him go, Heihachi tells him not to bother as it was already on his plan all along to reclaim Zaibatsu's throne.

Tekken 7

The original leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu, and the fighter known as the "King of the Iron Fist."

Heihachi continues to fight for control of the Mishima Zaibatsu against his son, Kazuya, and his grandson, Jin.

After having recovered from the injuries he sustained in the suicide attack on him from the G Corporation's Jack units, Heihachi is back with an iron fist--and body to match.

Story Mode

Heihachi is first seen in a flashback while fighting Kazuya as a child after murdering his wife, Kazumi. Heihachi easily knocked out Kazuya, and later threw his son off a cliff.

After Jin's presumable disappearance through supposed sacrifice of destroying Azazel, Heihachi infiltrates the Mishima Zaibatsu and defeats many Tekken Force soldiers. He then fights and defeats Nina, forcing her and the Tekken Force to work for him with his claim that he alone can restore the Mishima Zaibatsu to its former glory. Heihachi then launches a worldwide broadcast of his return and the announcement of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 7, with the intention of exposing Kazuya's devil form to the world.

His next step is to fly to the Archers of Sirius main base to get the organization on his side, despite their refusals in the past. After he and Nina dispose of several exorcists, Heihachi battles and defeats their leader Claudio Serafino, telling him that they are working for the same goal of bringing down the devil.

Later, Heihachi launches a worldwide search for Jin to use him to expose the devil to the world. But he then learns that his illegitimate son, Lars, has rescued Jin in the Middle East and is hiding him. After the Tekken Force fails to capture Jin, Alisa, and Lee, Heihachi warns Nina that he does not give second chances, prompting her to apprehend Jin herself.

Meditating at the Mishima dojo, Heihachi is suddenly attacked by an unknown assailant, who simply calls himself as "someone whose fists know no equal." The two of them battle, but their fight is interrupted by an army of Jack-6 sent by his son Kazuya to kill him. They form a temporary truce and take out the robots. Afterwards, Heihachi learns that his opponent's name is Akuma, and that he is repaying a debt to Kazumi by targeting both Heihachi and Kazuya. Startled by this revelation, Heihachi battles Akuma again but ultimately loses the fight and is seemingly killed by his assailant.

However, Heihachi survives and returns to the Mishima Zaibatsu. With Akuma going after Kazuya and Jin still missing, he decides to take advantage of the situation. He orders the Tekken Force to announce his death and that the tournament is off. He then has the fight between Kazuya and Akuma broadcasted worldwide, exposing the former's devil form and turning public opinion against G Corporation. Afterwards, Heihachi launches a laser attack from a satellite, destroying G Corporation tower. Believing Kazuya to be dead, Heihachi laughs with his supposed victory. But when his satellite is suddenly destroyed by Kazuya, he is horrified to learn that his son had survived, and the Mishima Zaibatsu is under scrutiny once again for supposedly destroying its own satellite.

In an unknown location, Heihachi meets with an investigative journalist who was looking into the Mishima Zaibatsu. Impressed on all that the journalist had already found, Heihachi decides to tell him about the dark secrets of the Mishima family.

Many years ago, Kazumi had arrived at Jinpachi's dojo when she was only a child, becoming his son's rival in training. Heihachi found himself attracted to her and the two of them fell in love. In time, Kazuya was born, and both parents were filled with joy. But all of this happiness soon faded away when Kazumi developed a fever one day. While Heihachi was nursing his wife back to health, Kazumi suddenly got up and attacked him. The following day, her fever subsided and she had no recollection of what she had done to Heihachi. As this continued on, Heihachi simply dismissed it as her having a split personality. But on one stormy night, while training at the dojo, he was confronted by his wife, who claimed that he would one day become a threat to the world. During the battle, Heihachi learned from Kazumi that she married into the Mishima family for the sole purpose of killing him on behalf of the Hachijo family. Despite her transformation into a devil, Heihachi defeated and seemingly killed Kazumi. When he turned to leave, he was attacked again by her devil form but he held her up by the neck. As she pleaded for her life, Heihachi noticed it's a trap, and shouted that she was no longer the Kazumi that he loved and snapped her neck. Letting go, Heihachi looked down on the corpse of his wife and shed one single tear. Because of the Hachijo clan's sudden betrayal and their evil nature, Heihachi became too paranoid for the rest of his tragic life as of the present.

After telling the journalist of Kazumi's death, Heihachi reveals that he threw Kazuya off a cliff to see if his son was not human, since he had his mother's cursed blood. Regretting not killing Kazuya when he had the chance, Heihachi decides that it is time to expose the truth of the devil to the world and be judged. Taunting the journalist by claiming responsibility for the deaths of his family, Heihachi reveals that he knew all along that the journalist had joined forces with Lars and had him taken away. He then had the Zaibatsu call his illegitimate son to pick up the journalist.

A few hours later, Heihachi confronts Kazuya for the final time at the mouth of a volcano. After a long exchange of blows at each other, Heihachi ends up fighting his son who transforms into the devil and loses. But even after being defeated, Heihachi musters all of his remaining strength and fights Kazuya again, who reverts back into his human form. Even though the two of them are worn out from the fight, they continue to exchange blows with one another until Kazuya delivers a fatal blow to Heihachi in the chest, killing his father once and for all. Heihachi's corpse is then tossed into a river of magma by Kazuya.

Other Appearances

Tekken: The Motion Picture

Heihachi Mishima is featured in Tekken: The Motion Picture. In it, Heihachi is first shown throwing his son, Kazuya Mishima, off of a cliff at the age of five, stating that Lions push their young off of cliffs and only raise the ones that manage to climb back up. Twenty-one years later, Heihachi hosts a martial arts tournament, dubbed The King of Iron Fist Tournament, on an island. Kazuya attends the tournament, having survived his fall and climbed back up by selling his soul to the Devil. Heihachi and Kazuya face off near the movie's end. The battle is brutal for both of them, but, in the end, Kazuya emerges as the victor. Kazuya plans to kill Heihachi, but Jun Kazama manages to convince him not to. After Lee Chaolan sets the island to self-destruct, it is revealed that Heihachi has regained consciousness, and escapes from the island via airplane.

One of the most infamous scenes in this movie depicts Heihachi not only catching a tomahawk (thrown by Michelle Chang) with his bare teeth, but also biting it so hard the metal edge shattered.

Soulcalibur II

For more information, see Soulcalibur Community: Heihachi's page.

Heihachi Mishima is a playable character in the PlayStation 2 version of SoulCalibur II. His appearance is exclusive to this release, as Nintendo's Link (The Legend of Zelda) is exclusive to the GameCube release, and Spawn is exclusive to the Xbox release. He appears in the HD remastered versions of the game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well, along with Spawn.

Heihachi's story aligns him with evil and the Soul Edge sword, but his motivations are his own. He simply wants to challenge the best in the realm, and leaves once he has accomplished his goal. His weapons include various forearm guards and knuckles, being the only true pugilist in the game. His ultimate weapon, Tekken, references the series and that he prefers to fight bare-handed.

This appearance also marks one of only a handful of occasions in which Heihachi received an English voice dub.

Death by Degrees

Heihachi appears in Nina's 2005 spin-off game, Death by Degrees. In the game, he is first seen in the projector room where Enrique Ortega is speaking with him (in Japanese) about the Tekken Force soldiers he hired Heihachi to protect himself. While they're still communicating with each other, Nina Williams drops from a balcony and lands catching Heihachi's attention on her, wishing for himself to take her on. As for Enrique fights Nina off with a katana sword, although he ultimately gets beaten by her. Later on towards the end of the game, Nina will either fight her sister or Heihachi Mishima as the final boss if the player beats Anna Mode.

Tekken (2010 film)

Heihachi Mishima appears in the live-action film portrayed by actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. He is initially a villain but becomes a much more sympathetic character than in the games, as he is willing to give his life to save Jin from the Tekken Corp soldiers. He is killed by his son, Kazuya Mishima, in his attempt to overtake Tekken. It looks as if Heihachi is killed near the end of the film. However, a post-credits scene reveals that he actually survived, saying "I am Mishima Heihachi. I am Tekken. You WILL obey!" to one of the Jacks.

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Heihachi Mishima is a playable character in the PS3 crossover game "Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale". He can summon Kuma during the battle or chain the opponents in a rocket like in the Tekken 5 ending for his Level 3 Super.

Tekken Card Tournament

Heihachi Mishima is a playable character in Tekken Card Tournament. He functions as the game's "premium" character, since he has the unique ability to enforce or cancel out his opponent's actions. He can also heal himself when the cards that are designated to come into play. He can force his opponent to block, not strike, focus, or can't block, making matches against him terrifying. He can also take HP max from his opponent, and can deal powerful blows, but his drawbacks is that some of these cards enforce or cancel out his own actions, leading to inconvenient situations, and major disadvantages, especially since the other fighters all have specific cards that can be used to take advantage of his abilities. Overall, he is recommended for expert players, and for players that won't mind paying money for his additional cards, since as a premium character, his cards cost alot more than the standard characters. Matchups against him are never really seen, as there aren't alot of players who actually play as him online.


PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale Heihachi Mishima Trailer

PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale Heihachi Mishima Trailer

Heihachi has had several guest appearances outside the Tekken universe:


With so many devastating and over-the-top moves, Heihachi is one of the best choices for players who like aggressive strategies. His damage potential is insanely high, and most of his best moves have little to no risk. For example, his infamous Demon Uppercut is a very damaging launcher, easy to perform, and almost impossible to punish if blocked.

Unlike Kazuya, Heihachi doesn't have any troubles into pressuring the opponent with pokes, and like every Mishima, he has great punishers, although Kazuya's and Devil Jin's are much more varied and useful.

Fighting Style

Heihachi fights using Mishima Style Fighting Karate. His style is similar to Gojuryu Karate.


Demon Uppercut (Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion)

Spinning Demon (Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion)


Intro Quotes Win Quotes
I won't die that easily, fools. Come back when you're ready to fight. (生まれ変わって出直して来い umarekawatte denaoshite koi!)

Who are you fools? (貴様ら、誰じゃ? kisama-ra, dare ja

Hyahaha! That felt good. Next! (ヘァーッハッハ!これですっきりしたわい、次!heyāhhahha! koredesukkiri shitawai, tsugi!)
I'll squash you like a bug! (捻り潰してくれるわ hineri tsubushite kureru wa) No one can defeat me! (ワシは無敵じゃ washi wa muteki ja)
I'll be quick with your death! (悔やむ間もなく死ね! kuyamu mamonaku shine!)
Shall we begin? (始めるとするか hajimeru to suru ka)

Note: Namco's translation is not the literal translation.

Street Fighter x Tekken win quotes

Street Fighter characters Tekken characters Other characters
Your memory? Don't be ridiculous. The reason why you lost was because of your lack of power, not memories! You come equipped with hidden weapons... As expected of the doctor's pet. Time to shut you down. Against the Mishima fighting style, your lightning attacks have no chance of success.
Ho ho, so there is another power in this world that can rival that of the Devil. Interesting. Finally, peace and quiet. Yet another stupid girl who likes to run her mouth... Stupid little cat with your stupid little tricks! Do you use your brain for anything else?
Your power and desires are mere half-baked ideas! You are nothing but a loser! Look at you, what can you possibly do with that pathetic body? If anything is perfect, it is me! I do not know what kind of antics you are planning, but you are not worth any of my time.
A face and body only a mother could love! Grow up, you overgrown baby! Listen up, you arrogant fool of a man! This is your divine punishment! And I thought I had seen it all... What exactly are you?
Little girls who like to buzz around like bees are so boring to fight. One little swat and you're done. Young woman, didn't anyone tell you that kicking old men is rude? Stop crying like a baby! I haven't even started warming up yet!
If you wish to apprehend someone like me, you must be prepared for death, naive little child! Is this my body double? The handsome face, stunning physique, and model-like hair are perfect!
Fools like yourself make me sick to my stomach! If you're so bored with your life, do something about it! If you think you can challenge the Mishima clan with your poor skills, think again!
There is nothing I hate, but there is something I will NOT permit! And that is lecturing from a feeble priest! This model is different from the rest I have seen in the past. But it's no matter, you break just like the rest of them.
Before you go on about the power of your punch, how about trying to hit me with one! And now the head of the Mishima clan has returned to his rightful position. Now, only world domination awaits!
The more I listen to you ramble about the Earth, the more I realize how annoying you are! What do you hope to accomplish if you cannot even protect yourself?
You have a hairstyle that is... How should I say it... Weird. Kazuya, my son, this is where you die. I will see you in hell!
The world has no need for Bushinryu! I will make sure that the world does not fall into disorder! Now, time to tear off this pitiful mask. Why? Because it's been annoying the hell out of me!
Huh. Is that big body all you have? You are nothing compared to the powers I've faced before. Kuma... Your precious sacrifice will not be for nothing!
Little girls like you should be sent to charm school! You have no place facing the likes of me! Is this what the Tekken Force has been reduced to? Things have collapsed to ruin in my absence.
Your eye changes a little, does it not? Heh, thought so. I've met far too many people with that kind of parlor trick. I don't have time to waste on a man who can't even take care of his own damn wallet!
Gwuahaha! The champion of U.S. martial arts? You are nothing compared to the King of Iron Fist! Surely you jest! You, a police officer? How do you plan on arresting someone like me?
Haha, what a poor looking symbol that is. The mark of Shadaloo, is it? No one needs to see such trash. Brazen little wench! Show your face around me again and I'll make you sing a little song, pretty bird!
I don't know what you were before, but you didn't do bad for a woman. Your spirit is commendable, so I'll let you run away for now. I thought fighting you would be a good use of my time, but it looks like I was wrong.
A nation of soldiers? Hah! You idiot. World domination is not a foolish dream! I do not know what kind of plans you have, but you have negotiated with the wrong person.
If you don't want me to stick my slippers into that fat mouth of yours, you better shut up! You persistent, wretched demon! This time I will make sure that you perish for good!
Heh, if I had met you 10 years later, you would've been bad news. Good thing you're still a pup. They say dying won't cure stupidity, so you're better off trying to fix your pathetic life instead of perishing here!
Not bad, but you are not my enemy! And you also lose when it comes to hairstyles, for you have none! I don't know what you have been up to with your covert operations, but your work ends here!
Yet another stupid little girl! You are skilled, but not skilled enough to even leave a bruise on me. You are that test subject from long ago. So you live... Not taking care of you now may cause trouble later...
What is in that pretty little head of yours, boy? You should've brought something more than a claw! This battle does not concern you, child. Go home and forget what you have witnessed here!
All of that work on those muscles and none for that tiny brain of yours. For what you have stolen from me a generation ago, I shall now take it back... with interest!

Character Relationships

Kazuya Mishima

The only person Heihachi hates the most of all is his own son. There was once a time where Heihachi loved his son and had expected great skill from him since he was a child. He knew Kazuya had potential, yet was frail and lacked the determination need to hone his fighting ability. When Kazumi become completely infected by the Devil Gene and attacked Heihachi, which forced him to kill her. After Kazuya discovered this, the once kind boy started to be a bitter and hateful child who sought revenge against his father after what had happened to his mother.

Due to Heihachi's guilt of losing his wife and his son's inability to forgive him, he tossed his son down a deep ravine, suspecting that Kazumi's evil blood would help him survive the fall. As he expected, Kazuya had awakened the Devil Gene inside of him, which enabled him to climb back up. After this, Heihachi saw the error of his ways and realized what kind of monster his son truly had become. Despite this, as Heihachi grew old, he wanted the power of the Devil Gene to gain eternal life in order to gain equal footing to defeat Kazuya.

In the events of Tekken 7, Heihachi manages to regain the Zaibatsu due to his grandson's disappearance after he sacrifices himself to destroy Azazel. He quickly strengthened the Zaibatsu before Kazuya takes over. His main strategy to defeat his son and to hold another King of Iron Fist Tournament. Despite his initial goal to gain eternal life, when he faced Kazuya for the last time, he used his natural strength to fight him and faced his end with dignity.

Lee Chaolan

Being the adoptive father of Lee, Heihachi never actually felt any emotion towards Lee and only used him to irritate Kazuya. However, Heihachi was impressed by Lee's street-fighting skill and decided to adopt him so he could rival with Kazuya and educated him back in Japan. There were times that Heihachi would put Lee in important roles from the Mishima Zaibatsu like sending him to the U.S to handle the operations and to continue his business education before the events of the original Tekken. Throughout the years, Heihachi still doesn't care about Lee.

Lee felt no respect for Heihachi as seen in his endings each showing he is trying to either beat up, kill or even humiliate Heihachi.

Jin Kazama

Heihachi's grandson. After Jun Kazama dissapeared, Jin sought out his grandfather Heihachi under her instructions. He took Jin under his wing and trained him in the Mishima style to fight Ogre. Heihachi announced the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 3 in hopes of bringing together the most powerful fighters from across the globe to lure and capture Ogre, participating with Jin to the tournament. Unlike his relationship with his son Kazuya, Heihachi had a more friendly relationship with Jin in Tekken 3 and served as a father figure to the young fighter, being kind to his grandson. Jin liked a lot and looked up to his grandfather, trusting him with his life. When Heihachi realized he had the Devil gene in his blood, he betrayed Jin to end the Devil Gene. After Heihachi's betrayal, Jin lost all respect for his grandfather and started to despise everything about his bloodline.


Kuma I

One of the only people left that Heihachi ever cared about other than himself was Kuma I. Heihachi trained Kuma in the arts of Kuma Shinken.

Kuma II

After the death of Kuma, Heihachi took care of the cub. Though he loves Kuma Jr, there are times Heihachi would trick Kuma Jr. As seen in Kuma's Tekken 4 ending, Kuma is signing some documents (by placing his paw print on it) that will officially hand the Zaibatsu over to him; but the last document reads Heihachi will get the Zaibatsu back from Kuma, thus causing Kuma to place his paw mark on Heihachi's face rather than on the document, thus outsmarting Heihachi. He can be frustrated as seen in Kuma's Tekken 5 ending with Heihachi saying, "Damn Kuma and his worthless hide... As long as there's a breath left in my body, I won't let you do as you please!"

In Soulcalibur II (PS2), Heihachi even mentioned Kuma at the end of his fight with Inferno saying "Even Kuma is stronger than you."

Lars Alexandersson

Unlike Kazuya, Heihachi seems to respect and admire Lars for his fighting ability and uniqueness to his half-brother as well as being a better man than Kazuya. After hearing about this young Rebel Leader from his men, Heihachi gave orders to find Lars so that he could join forces with him. At this moment, Heihachi was staying at his estate and plotting to get the Mishima Zaibatsu back. Lars, at this moment, was suffering from amnesia. After he was told by his friend Tougou about Heihachi, he searched for him and eventually found him at his estate. Afterwards, Lars faced him in combat and defeated him. After the fight, Lars's memory was recovered. Heihachi suddenly discovered that Lars was his illegitimate son after Lars reminded him about an operation he commanded in Scandinavia. Due to Lars already knows his father's inner status on causing a betrayal and an endless fight within a family line, starting with Kazuya, then Jin, Lars has a grudge against him and never trusted him from the beginning. Planning to kill him at first, however, Lars spares him later while jokingly that he should join a circus of having a fitting body at his age instead, yet swore to defeat him for justice if he does something bad ever again.


  • Kazumi Mishima - His beloved wife. She is the only Mishima family member which he never hated and one of the only people Heihachi ever cared about other than himself. He then had a son named Kazuya with her. Kazuya mentioned during his final battle against Heihachi that he killed Kazumi for unknown reasons. In reality, Heihachi does regret killing Kazumi, as he shed a tear for her after the sudden downfall of her clan and herself into killing Heihachi, which is the reason why he didn't spill the further truth to his son about Kazumi and her clan's true nature that results in him into becoming a paranoid man. Unknown to him after Kazumi is "healed" from her "unknown sickness", was that Kazumi made a deal with Akuma (whom was indebted to her for rescuing him from an unknown situation) to kill Heihachi as well as Kazuya if she dies.
  • Doctor Abel - Abel worked for Heihachi and the Mishima Zaibatsu as a scientific adviser in Tekken 4, before he was knocked out by Bryan Fury.
  • Michelle Chang - He stole her amulet and used it to resurrect Ogre. He also held Michelle Chang's family hostage and later murdered them. He later kidnapped her prior to Tekken 3.
  • Ogre - Heihachi witnessed the power of Ogre and sought to capture it in hope of creating the ultimate life form during the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3. Later in the fourth tournament, Heihachi's scientists capture samples of Ogre's blood and tissue in order to splice Ogre's DNA with Heihachi and make him immortal, but the experiment fails since Heihachi lacks the necessary Devil Gene in his blood.
  • Nina Williams - He was her assassination target during the first tournament. Forced to work for him during the seventh tournament, but managed to defect and escape from his watch once she found out Lars had a right reason to keep Jin under his protection.
  • Ling Xiaoyu - Promised her that he would build her an amusement park if she won The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3. Unfortunately, as of the fourth tournament ends, he appears to attempt to use her as a bait to lure Jin out, but Yoshimitsu managed to rescue her giving the same warning Jin warned about Zaibatsu's true color.
  • Mr. Rochefort - Seems to be his business partner.
  • Raven - Fought him after the fifth tournament. However, Raven received orders to return to headquarters, which forced Raven to withdraw from the fight before a victor could be decided.
  • Yoshimitsu - Heihachi was robbed by him in Tekken 4.
  • Prototype Jack - Entered him in the first King of Iron Fist Tournament to defeat his rival upgrade, Jack.
  • Akuma - Sent by his estranged ex-wife Kazumi (whom he owed a debt to for saving his life from an unknown situation), to kill Heihachi & Kazuya should Kazumi fail to stop them. They met when Heihachi was meditating at the dojo and they started fighting each other, they also fought the Jack-6 robots, and they fight each other again and Akuma ultimately defeated and nearly murdered Heihachi.
  • Claudio Serafino - His former ally.
  • Geese Howard - Possible Rival CEO. Geese deemed Heihachi is not strong enough to conquer entire world, and want him to continue his ambition through Geese himself, due to likely Heihachi's old age and predicting his incoming death at the hands of his own son Kazuya Mishima in their final battle.



  • Heihachi Mishima is one of the four Tekken characters that have appeared in all of the Tekken games (the others being Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix and Yoshimitsu).
  • His given name in Japanese is 平八 which is literally "flat eight" in English. All Mishima given names end with the kanji "八" (meaning "eight"). It can be read as hachi, hatsu, ya, yattsu or . The surname of all members of the Mishima family 三島 (Mishima) mean "third island".
  • Heihachi's fighting style is heavily based on Okinawan karate styles such as Shorin-ryu and Goju-ryu.
  • Heihachi has been voiced by Daisuke Gōri prior to his death on January 17, 2010, from Tekken 3 to Tekken 6, but he was voiced by Banjo Ginga in Tekken and Wataru Takagi in Tekken 2.
    • From Tekken Tag Tournament 2 until Tekken 7, he is voiced by Unshō Ishizuka who was best known for voicing Moichi Taoka from the manga and anime, Slam Dunk, Zabuza Momochi from Naruto, Bunta Fujiwara from Initial D, Admiral Kizaru from One Piece, and Joseph Joestar from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
    • Eventually Heihachi is the second character after Jinpachi, to have two main current voice actors died after their characters’ deaths few years later.
  • He is also one of the bonus characters available to play as or against in Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis for the PlayStation, alongside fellow Namco characters, including Tekken characters Eddy Gordo and Yoshimitsu (in his Tekken 3 incarnation). Heihachi also appears as a playable character in the PlayStation 2 version of Soulcalibur II.
    • In the PlayStation 2 version of Soulcalibur II, the player can choose to change the voice languages to either English or Japanese. If Japanese is chosen, he is voiced by Daisuke Gōri. If English is chosen, he will have the English voice actor Victor Stone. His "Destined Battle" is against Raphael.
  • The tiger's head design at the back of Heihachi's karate gi primary outfit is for the memory of his ex-wife, Kazumi who also has a pet tiger.
  • He has sponsored the most tournaments out of all the characters, as he is the host of Tekken, Tekken 3, Tekken 4, & Tekken 7, he is also the antagonist in those games.
  • His English version in Tekken: Blood Vengeance and Street Fighter X Tekken, Jamieson Price is known for voicing Iron Tager from the BlazBlue fighting games, along with Algol from the Soulcalibur series, & Noob Saibot from the Mortal Kombat series.
  • Heihachi has a small cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U as an additional DLC costume for the Mii Brawler character; resembling his rejuvenated self from Tekken Tag Tournament 2. His Mii personification also sports a quick appearance at the end of Ryu's reveal trailer for Smash Bros. where he engages Ryu in a fight. This also alludes to the fact Heihachi was initially considered to be the crossover representative for Bandai Namco in Smash Bros., but was later dropped from the roster in favor of Pac-Man.
  • Heihachi appears at Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!, where he is the guest opponent for Heat Haze Shadow 2. 


  • Heihachi's opponents in Arcade mode are all of the sub-bosses, with Devil Kazuya being the final boss.
  • He is the main antagonist and the final boss of the game.

Tekken 2:

  • His sub-boss is Lee Chaolan.

Tekken: The Motion Picture:

  • Heihachi bizarrely speaks mostly in third person.
  • His reason for throwing Kazuya down a cliff is better explained. However, this is mostly not canon to the storyline.

Tekken 3:

  • Heihachi is unlocked after beating the game seven times.
  • When Ogre is defeated, he absorbs Heihachi to transform into True Ogre. However, if Ogre is defeated with Heihachi, Jin Kazama will be absorbed instead.
  • Heihachi Mishima's bosses in the Tekken Force side game are (in order of appearance) Eddy Gordo, Julia Chang, Jin Kazama, and himself.
  • He serves as the secondary antagonist of the game's storyline.

Tekken Card Challenge:

  • Heihachi's rivals in Tekken Card Challenge are Julia Chang, Jin Kazama, and Ling Xiaoyu.

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • If teamed with Kuma or Panda, they will be able to use Heihachi's "Demon's Boar (b+2)" move.

Tekken 4:

  • Heihachi becomes playable after beating the game 8 times.
  • He is the final boss in the mini-game "Tekken Force". His stage is ironically "Hon-Maru".
  • Heihachi wore hand and foot wraps when Jin defeated him. However, he only wore wrist and ankle bands in the Tekken 5 opening when the Jack-4's attacked him.
  • He is usually fought in the Arena stage.
  • Like the first Tekken, he is the main antagonist and final boss of the game.

Death by Degrees:

  • Heihachi makes a cameo appearance where he is shown on a screen talking to Enrique Ortega about the terms of which Enrique can use the Tekken Force.
  • In Death by Degrees, Heihachi will become a final boss rather than Anna if Anna Mode is played.

Tekken 5 & Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection:

  • Heihachi is unlocked by beating Story mode 9 times with different characters.
  • His win animation, "Come back when you're ready to fight!" (when holding square button, he says this while picking up his defeated opponent by the head, and then slamming their face into the ground), works on all characters except Yoshimitsu.
  • Fighting Heihachi in "Time Attack" mode triggers a brief cutscene. In it, Heihachi introduces himself as "The true leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu".
  • In Kuma and his own ending, he wears his CEO tiger suit from Tekken 4.
  • He also appears in Lee's ending as a waiter and intern in black trunks.
  • Heihachi's sub-bosses are Jack-5, and Kazuya Mishima.
  • His appearance in the game is non-canon, as it was confirmed that he never participated in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.

Tekken 6:

  • In Scenario Campaign mode, Heihachi is a boss at the Mishima Estate. After Lars Alexandersson defeats him, Heihachi realizes that Lars is his long lost "illegitimate son".
  • Heihachi's first two opponents in the "Arena" mode are Jack-6 and Kazuya Mishima.
  • Heihachi can be customized to look like Jiraiya "The Pervy Sage" from the Naruto series, Raiden from the Mortal Kombat series, & Akuma from Capcom's Street Fighter series.
  • He appears in Lee's ending in Tekken 6 where he was bound in ropes along with Kazuya and Jin in fireworks.
  • He is a minor antagonist of the game's story mode.
  • He is the final boss in Jin's story.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • He shares win poses with Kazuya, Jin, Lars, Ogre, Jinpachi, Xiaoyu and Kuma.
    • With Kazuya/Jin: He folds his arms and glares at his partner, who does the same to him.
    • With Kuma: Kuma tries and fails to congratulate Heihachi.
    • With Jinpachi: They approach and headbutt each other.
  • He appears in the dinner scene with his family and the Kazama relatives on Lars' ending.

Street Fighter X Tekken:

  • His official partner is Kuma.
    • Their special intro has Heihachi preparing for battle and calling Kuma, before suddenly looking and pointing at Kuma confusedly, wondering if Kuma had been paying attention.
  • His swap costume is modeled after Sodom, a character from Capcom's Final Fight series who was also playable in the Street Fighter Alpha series. According to the download blurb, Heihachi taught Sodom how to truly appreciate Japanese culture, and Sodom sent him a samurai suit as a token of thanks.
  • Akuma's swap costume has him don Heihachi's infamous fundoshi from Tekken 4 as well as his signature hair style.
  • In his rival battle with Guile and Abel, Heihachi notes Guile's peculiar similarities to Paul due to Guile's hair style.
  • His Super Art is the "Raijin's Wrath" involves him punching his opponent along with his Demon's Boar in mid-air as he grabs his opponent while surging himself with blue lightning and throws his opponent with a devastating kick. His Cross Art was one of his combos in Tekken 6, as he punches his opponent with an elbow and slamming his opponent while passes to his tag partner by throwing them on the ground.

Tekken 7:

  • Heihachi has two CGI appearances which are his CGI art and his CGI as a sub-boss.
  • He is the penultimate in the arcade version and can be replaced with Jin.
  • In the arcade opening in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution during his confrontation against Street Fighter′s Akuma who also serves as a guest character in the same game, his lightning is now purple similar to his illegitimate son, Lars instead of blue in-game.
  • Heihachi's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 design (which it is his younger self), is only seen in flashbacks in Story Mode, however he can be customized to look like his younger self, but he will still have wrinkles in his face.
  • Unlike other rage drives that send the opponent to the ground and guarantee ground hits, which are middle and single hit, and launches standing opponents, Heihachi's rage drive (b+2,1+2) is a two-hit middle, high move that bounds when used on standing opponents. Also, it is not possible to make the 2nd hit do 60% damage on the wall due to it being a high.


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