Jaycee (ジェイシー Jeishī?) is a video game character in the Tekken series who made her debut in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. She is actually Julia Chang (ジュリア・チャン Juria Chan?) under the alias of Jaycee or J.C., who is a Luchadora (female Lucha Libre wrestler). Jaycee is also playable in place of Julia in the free-to-play game Tekken Revolution as part of an update.
When a luchadora due to take place in the second Tag Tournament is injured in a car crash, a grieving woman, most likely the woman's mother, pleads with Julia to take her position instead. While initially hesitant, Julia agrees to don the luchadora outfit and enter the tournament under the alias "Jaycee". The identity of the injured woman and her link to Julia is left unknown.
While Julia herself has a kind and compassionate nature, she is much more flamboyant and extroverted as her Jaycee alter-ego, showing off a much more confident and aggressive nature fitting of a luchador.
Jaycee has brown eyes and long brown hair running the length of her back. Her hair is unfastened, swinging freely as she wrestles. Staying true to her roots and true identity, Jaycee wears an ornate Native American necklace around her neck.
Main Article: Jaycee/Outfits
Jaycee wears a luchadora outfit consisting of a strapless suit decorated with feather patterning, a mask with similar protruding feather patterning and long, thigh-length laced-up boots.
Julia appears as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. In this game she appears as her alter-ego, a Luchadora (female Lucha Libre wrestler) named Jaycee.
Ending Description: Julia defeats King and goes backstage to take off her mask. She then remembers how she got the mask in the first place. While working on her computer, a woman shows up and takes her to an injured person. The woman says that the injury was caused by a car accident and pleads with Julia to take the injured woman's place. Julia initially refuses to do so, but later on accepts the offer. Back in the present, Julia puts the mask on and leaves the backstage area.
- Alisa Bosconovitch
- King II
- Armor King II
- Asuka Kazama
- Craig Marduk
- Leo Kliesen
- Michelle Chang
- Devil Jin
- Robert "Bob" Richards
Jaycee appears as an unlockable character in Tekken Revolution.
- Michelle Chang - Her foster mother.
- Julia Chang - Her true identity.
- Armor King II - Her tag partner in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Her rival in the pachislot machine CR Tekken 2.
- Craig Marduk - Her rival in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
- King II - Her ally and partner in the Tekken Pachislot 3rd and CR Tekken 2.
While retaining some attacks from her original moveset, Jaycee acquires more grappling moves to fit in with her new wrestling style. She also has some faster leaps and strikes, providing her with more mix up choices and attacks to close the distance between herself and her opponent. However, this new tools are to be used carefully, as they can leave her very vulnerable should they whiff or be blocked.
Jaycee's moveset includes both Julia's fighting style (which is a mixture of various Chinese martial arts, such as Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Baji Quan, among others) and a plethora of brand new moves inspired by Lucha Libre. Some of her new moves also involve the use of her buttocks.
- Jaycee is based on the Japanese pro wrestler, Tiger Dream.
- She is seen in the opening trailer as a wrestler and tag partner of Armor King II, wearing a Lucha mask to take the place of a friend of hers who was injured in a car accident.
- Before she was revealed to be Julia Chang in disguise, the identity of Jaycee was a subject of much debate. The most cited theory was that it was Julia hiding behind the mask (later confirmed by Harada). Those who supported this view relied on the facts that she seemed to wear a pendant which is similar to the one Julia wears, she used many moves similar to Julia's and another piece of evidence being that Jaycee could also be short for Julia Chang; Julia Chang → J.C. → Jay - Cee. Others suggested that she might be Michelle Chang. That, of course, was false.
- Though she is initially available on the roster as Jaycee in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Julia can become playable in name only. Jaycee's mask can be removed during customization; this results in her name only changing to Julia Chang.
- Jaycee shares similar character traits to Lisa's Luchadora alter-ego, La Mariposa, from the Dead or Alive series of fighting games.
- They share the same fighting style (Lucha Libre), though Julia possesses this fighting style in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tekken Revolution only.
- They are both alter-egos of existing characters (Jaycee is Julia and La Mariposa is Lisa).
- Both of them wear masks that can be removed by using certain options.
- Both of their names change between being masked and unmasked.
- In their respective roles in the main games Tekken 7 and Dead or Alive 6, Jaycee became a heel due to her very strong performance as many fans begin to hate her causing Julia to leave the wrestling ring while La Mariposa became a face after her survival from falling into the debris in the near end of Dead or Alive 5 as many fans begin to cheered on her return to the wrestling ring.
- She shares some similar traits to R. Mika from the Street Fighter fighting games.
- They both have moves that utilize their buttocks.
- Jaycee's partners in Ghost Battle (in order from lowest to highest rank) are Craig Marduk, Armor King, Ganryu, King and Michelle Chang.
- In Bruce's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ending, the real Jaycee and her friend are briefly seen when Bruce runs in between them.
- Jaycee is the second alter-ego character in the series after Violet.
- With Jaycee confirmed to be canon in Tekken 7, she becomes the third character to make a canonical debut after Kazumi Mishima and Eliza, although it is currently unknown whether she will be one of Julia’s alternate costumes, or unlike Kazumi and Eliza, be a mentioned character only.