All the main protagonists and antagonists are from this family and they have the most rivalries between themselves and with other fighters outside the family. There is a curse within their blood that causes them to turn against each other when they are joining forces, but some of them who really have desire for peace manage to break free from the accursed feuds.
Some members of this family are also known for having the Devil Gene which is actually originating from Hachijo Clan's bloodline, while some of them want to end the Mishima Bloodline due to the Hachijo put every entire events in the presents into chaos.
Tekken 7 will, story-wise, serve as the conclusion of the "Mishima clan saga" and answer (amongst other Tekken mysteries) many questions regarding the family. However, as of the story progress where Heihachi is finally killed, the clan's saga still continues.
List of fighters
The Mishimas contain the three main fighters in the series:
- Heihachi Mishima - Deceased as of Tekken 7.
- Kazuya Mishima
- Jin Kazama - (took his mother's legal surname due to being an illegitimate child).
and their relatives:
- Jinpachi Mishima - Deceased as of Tekken 5.
- Kazumi Mishima - Deceased as prior to Tekken.
- Lars Alexandersson - (illegitimate son of Heihachi).
- Lee Chaolan - (Heihachi's adoptive son).
Links to the Family
- Jun Kazama - Jin's mother.
- Asuka Kazama - A relative of Jun and Jin.
- Kuma - Heihachi's pet bodyguard.
- According to Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada, Kazuya was not the first Mishima family member to make contact with the devil, and that both Kazuya and Jin believe it started with Jinpachi but only Heihachi really knows who it was. Harada also pointed out that neither Jinpachi, Heihachi nor Lars possess the Devil Gene. It was later confirmed in Tekken 7 that it was Kazumi Mishima being the first to have and start the Devil Gene bloodline. It would also explain the reason why Jinpachi, Heihachi and Lars do not possess it yet both Kazuya and Jin do.
- Tekken: the dark history of mishima is an episodic novel that was written by Takashi Yano, that delves into the dark history of the Mishima bloodline which dates back to the Sengoku Period in Japan.
- It is interesting to note that each of the members with direct lineage to the Mishima family have the ability to run an electric current through their hands. This is largely apparent when they are performing certain moves such as Rising Uppercut. There are also color variations between members such as blue for Kazuya, red for Jin (originally blue), yellow/light blue for Heihachi, black/purple for Jinpachi, and purple for Lars.
- The video game Ehrgeiz, by Square and DreamFactory, has a character named Godhand, whose real name is Ken Mishima. He closely resembles Kazuya and Jin in appearance, even wearing similar gloves, and his fighting style includes moves akin to the Mishima Style Fighting Karate. Though Namco published the arcade version of the game, it's unlikely that he's meant to tie into the Tekken franchise, and is instead some sort of reference/tribute.
- With the exception of Jin Kazama, all members of the Mishima clan (Devil Jin included) are known for using the pronoun "kisama" (貴様) as their second person pronoun when confronting each other except for Kazuya and his grandfather Jinpachi, with Kazuya using "Anata" (polite) and Jinpachi using "Omae" (impolite when used with strangers). Said pronoun is extremely rude and offensive in nature, and it is usually used by or against antagonists and archnemesis.
The Mishima family also has them never calling each other with parental pronouns (father or grandfather), except for Kazuya in Tekken 5 using "Jiisan" (grandpa) when referring to Jinpachi.