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Nina Williams (ニーナ・ウィリアムズ Nīna Wiriamuzu?) is an Irish, cold-blooded assassin that made her first appearance in the original Tekken game and has appeared in every Tekken game ever since. Nina has a lethal fighting style, consisting of throws, grapples, and holds. She has a rivalry with her younger sister, Anna Williams.   

During the end of Tekken 2, both Nina and Anna undergo Cryogenic Sleep. They are experimented upon for 15 years (this is the reason why they both remain physically young throughout the tournaments). While in Cryogenic sleep, her ovum was taken without her consent and used to create Steve Fox (who first appears in Tekken 4 and onwards).

Nina also starred in her own game, Death by Degrees, an action-adventure title released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2.


Nina and her younger sister are from a family of assassins, and both come from the Republic of Ireland.[5]


Nina is cold and indifferent, and ruthlessly efficient in her work. She has been the subject of numerous experiments however, first when she was young, second when she failed to assassinate Kazuya Mishima and was forced to undergo cryosleep, and third when she awoke and was temporarily controlled by Ogre. All of these experiments affected her mind and caused emotions to be repressed, or memories and agency to be lost. This could indicate that Nina's distant personality is partially artificial in nature. Regardless, Nina exhibits little care for or trust in others. The exception to this is her father, Richard Williams, whom she seems to have respected and from whom she learned the assassin's trade. She was also devoted in her role as a bodyguard to Jin Kazama in Tekken 6, seeming to respect him and his choices despite their war-mongering nature. This may however be reflective of Nina's single-minded dedication to her work, as she was also dedicated to Heihachi Mishima after he bested her and took over as Mishima Zaibatsu CEO in Tekken 7.

Nina has little qualms about morality and has predominantly worked all her life as an assassin-for-hire. On losing her memories, she made a living working for approximately six years for the notorious criminal network known only as The Syndicate. Despite being the aggressors in a devastating global war, she also continued to also work for the Mishima Zaibatsu throughout Tekken 6 and Tekken 7, before taking back up freelance assassination work after Heihachi's death.

Nina has a malicious side to her and seems to enjoy humiliating her younger sister Anna, with whom she has a long-term rivalry. Despite Anna sometimes extending an olive branch, Nina has shown no interest in setting aside their differences, preferring to beat, humiliate, or ignore Anna. The most noticeable caveat to this general attitude concerns Steve Fox, the child who was created for the Mishima Zaibatsu Supersoldier Program from Nina's eggs whilst she was in cryosleep. Steve became one of Nina's targets whilst she was working for The Syndicate, and, on finding out he was her son, she hesitated to shoot him. She has subsequently told Steve that she does not care for him, though her actions seem to betray a reluctance to harm him.

In her intros and endings, Nina appears to be cool and aloof. She is sometimes sadistic, and other times more flirtatious, usually displaying a more domineering personality, for example by placing a foot on top of her defeated opponent.


Nina has blonde hair tied in a ponytail and blue eyes. She retains a youthful appearance due to being preserved in cryosleep for fifteen years.


Main article: Nina Williams/Outfits

Nina's signature color is purple, as she has at least one purple outfit per game. Her trademark costume is the "catsuit," as she has worn many different designs of catsuit in both Tekken and Death by Degrees, which are made of materials resembling spandex, PVC and leather. She wears her hair tied into a ponytail or a braid. Nina almost always wears lipstick, from violet (DbD) to red (TK1, TK2,TK:BV) to bronze (TK3) to peach (TTT, TK4, TK5, TK6).

In Tekken 7 however, her player 1 outfit is Anna's stolen wedding dress.



Version 1 A silent assassin. She learned assassination techniques from her father and of Aikido for self-protection from her mother. Therefore, she has an outstanding fighting sense. She was sent to assassinate Heihachi Mishima, the sponsor of the tournament, but her real intentions are not clear.

Version 2 Because she has learned assassin techniques and the art of Koppou from her father, and Aikido and self-defense techniques from her mother, Nina has a superior sense of combat. She's been commissioned to assassinate the tournament's sponsor, Heihachi Mishima. However, truth be told, she's been having second thoughts about harming people.[6]

Version 3 Nina acquired her unusual combination of skills from her parents. Her father, once an assassin for the IRA, left Ireland to escape his past. His marriage to a British Aikido champion created a bloodline that would spawn a child with incredible talent and a killer instinct. Nina was kidnapped by an underground force and drugged into believing that the Rave War sponsor must be assassinated. God help anyone who gets in her way.


Tekken 1 Nina Williams - High Heels

Ending Description, "High Heels": Anna opens a door. A few seconds later, there is a closeup of her feet. She is wearing a shoe on her right foot, but she doesn't have a shoe on her left foot. Anna points at her left foot, and then she looks at Nina like she is saying "Where have you hid my shoe?". Nina shrugs. Anna walks up to Nina and starts shouting at her. Nina gives her a disgusted look and slaps her. Anna turns around, cries, and puts her hands over her face. A few seconds later, Nina grins and holds up Anna's missing shoe, revealing that she had the shoe all along.

Version 4 (Manual, European version)
A trained assassin, Nina is fast and deadly. Rumors abound that it is not just the spirit of competition that brings her to the tournament; but who would take a contract out on Heihachi Mishima and why?[7]

Tekken 2

Version 1: A master of Aikido and Koppou techniques, she is an assassin for the people of Ireland. Although Nina's mission is to assassinate Kazuya Mishima, her personal agenda is to finally settle the long battle with her sister, Anna.[8]

Version 2: Nina Williams is an Irish assassin who has an excellent command of Koppou and Aikido techniques. As one should expect, Nina's relationship with her estranged sister is at its worse. Knowing the evils fueling his daughters' hatred Richard Williams pled with Nina to make things right between them before his death, but she couldn't bring herself to comply with her father's last wishes. This time, at the tournament, Nina intends to bring an end to her and her sister's deadly quarreling, brushing aside her assignment to assassinate Kazuya.[9]


Tekken 2- Nina Williams - Cemetary

Ending Description, "Cemetery": Nina walks up to her father's grave and puts flowers on it. The camera zooms away from Nina for a second, and then the camera zooms in on Nina, meaning that someone is walking towards her. Suddenly, Nina turns around and pulls out a gun. Anna is shown being the person that was behind her. She, too, is holding flowers. After Nina stares at her for awhile, Anna shakes her head. Afterwards, Nina turns her head and looks at her father's grave, then turns her head back towards Anna's direction. Finally, Nina decides to walk away from the place. Anna proceeds to visit her father's grave, and Nina is shown smiling as the screen fades to white.

Tekken 3

Version 1 After failing to assassinate Kazuya Mishima in the last Tournament, Nina was forced to become a test subject for cryogenic research. Reawakened by Ogre's powers, she is determined to eliminate Jin Kazama.

Version 2 In the last tournament, Nina was ordered to assassinate Kazuya, but an untimely quarrel with her sister, Anna, prevented it. Shortly thereafter, both sisters were captured by Kazuya's corps and were used as guinea pigs in Bosconovitch's Cold Sleep #2 experiment. They did not awaken for 15 years. Heihachi's private corps, the Tekken Forces, went to the burial site and excavated the God of Fighting. This unearthing unleashed its spirit, which awakened Nina's resting soul. Now controlled by the God of Fighting, Nina acts robotically, with the command to assassinate Jin Kazama.[10]

Ending Description, "War Between Sisters": Nina is lying down in some kind of machine as work goes underway to restore her memories, much to no avail. The scene changes, and Anna and Nina walk into a


Tekken 3 - Nina Williams ending - HD 720p

small cemetery where snow has fallen. Anna, who is holding flowers, leads Nina to a grave (which is probably the grave of Richard Williams) and places the flowers by that grave. There is a flashback (from Nina's Tekken 2 ending) and Nina begins groaning in pain. Anna goes to see what is wrong, but Nina slaps Anna in the face so hard that she falls to the ground. After yelling angrily at Anna, Nina furiously walks away, leaving Anna on the ground, smiling.

Tekken 4


Tekken 4 Nina Prologue and Epilogue

Prologue: After the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2, the Mishima Zaibatsu used Nina as an experimental test subject for cryogenics research. Fifteen years later, Nina was released from cryosleep to fight in the third tournament. She in the tournament while suffering from cryosleep-induced amnesia.

Since then, Nina escaped from the reaches of the Mishima Zaibatsu and spent her days carrying out missions as a contract assassin. To this day, she has been unable to regain memories of Anna or her previous life.

As a woman without memories or close relations, the only person Nina could count on was herself. Carrying out her hits for profit was the only reality she could rely on. Without memories or anyone to rely on, the only thing she could do was to execute her contracts for money.

One day, Nina accepted a contract from a Mafia organization. The target of the contract was Steve Fox, a world boxing champion. Nina infiltrated the Tournament set her sights on her new target.[11]


After the Tournament, Nina pursued her target, Steve Fox, to his hotel in order to complete her objective.

While preparing for the hit, Nina received additional information on the target from the Syndicate...

The Syndicate's additional information revealed that Nina was in fact Steve's mother, who was created through in-vitro fertilization without Nina's knowledge. Nina is ready to assassinate Steve (via sniper rifle), but finds it very difficult for her to pull the trigger as she feels guilty of murdering her only child. Lei Wulong busts open her door, yelling "Freeze!" Nina does not adhere and fires two shots at Lei (which he dodges). She quickly escapes through the window and runs across the street to where Steve is. The two share a moment together, until it is interrupted by Lei. Lei fires two shots at Nina, but Steve protects her by knocking her over. Nina gets up and runs, thanking Steve for his help, but is still pursued by Lei as Steve watches.

Tekken 5


Tekken 5 Nina Prologue and Epilogue


Tekken 5 Nina Interludes

Prologue Text:
Nina Williams, an assassin with no memories of her past.

The Syndicate told Nina that Steve Fox was her son, but she felt nothing.

Instead, she decided to meet her sister Anna to uncover her past, but soon Nina's memories rushed back to her.

In the end, they decide to set a rivalry in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.

Prologue (Manual Version):
Her past still shrouded in mystery, Nina continued her life as a contract assassin.

Although information from the Syndicate revealed that Steve Fox was her biological son, she remained emotionally unchanged.

Soon after, Hong Kong detective Lei Wulong took down the Syndicate, and Nina no longer had a motive for assassinating Steve. She instead decided to concentrate her efforts on uncovering her past. Nina believed that paying her sister Anna a visit might help in recovering her memory.

When she met up with Anna, the two engaged in a fierce gun battle. The battle lasted for days, but neither side was able to finish the standoff. They decided to settle it at the recently announced King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.[12]


After being inspired by their sibling battle, a movie director insists on starring them in an upcoming film.

Nina and Anna are shown fighting with swords on a castle's rooftop. In the end, Anna is victorious, and Nina falls to the ground. The director yells "Cut!," and then people congratulate and applaud Anna. Nina walks away from the scene amidst the praise. As she walks away from the castle, Nina presses a button on a remote control in her hand, and the castle set behind her explodes. Then, Nina is shown smiling.

Tekken 6

At the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 5, Nina Williams has finally settled the score by defeating her younger sister, Anna Williams.

Shortly after her mission was complete, Jin Kazama recruited Nina to be his bodyguard and assist his Tekken Force in taking over the world. With strong tension between the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation, the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 6 was announced.

In order to remove any threats to the life of Jin Kazama, Nina enters the tournament.


Tekken 6 Nina Williams Prologue & Epilogue

Ending Description: Nina is in the bathroom located at the Mishima Zaibatsu Victory Celebration party. She is applying lipstick when all of a sudden, Anna bursts in. She attempts to kick Nina, but Nina dodges, resulting in Anna breaking a mirror. A fight between them ensues, but is unseen and the force of the blows are powerful enough to shatter another mirror just outside the bathroom. Nina emerges from the bathroom afterwards and walks away, victorious and seemingly unharmed. It is then seen that she has rendered her sister semi-unconscious and childishly drew all over Anna's face with her lipstick.

Scenario Campaign

Nina is shown assisting Jin at his schemes. She is defeated by Lars twice. After Jin sacrificed himself to kill Azazel at the end, she told Lars that she'd known about Jin's plans for world war from the beginning, and that he had always intended to awaken Azazel's physical body in order to defeat the demon. She was unsure whether Jin's actions were right or wrong. She then left with a Mishima Zaibatsu helicopter.

Tekken 7


TEKKEN 7 - Nina Williams Ending & Intro (TEKKEN 7 Character Endings)

Profile: Born to a family of assassins, Nina became one herself after receiving training from her father. Killing is her business and business is good. If ordered to do so, she won't hesitate to take out any target. She currently works behind the scenes for Jin Kazama as an assassin for the Mishima Zaibatsu.[13]

Story Mode

Nina Williams has been left at the helm of the leaderless Mishima Zaibatsu. While she and Tekken Force are searching for Jin Kazama's whereabouts, Heihachi Mishima arrives at the Zaibatsu headquarters to confront them and retake the corporation for his himself. Nina and Tekken Force are no match for Heihachi, and after being defeated by him, she concedes and agrees to work for him. Thereafter, she directs Tekken Force's activities and acts apparently as Heihachi's number two, standing behind him when he announces The King of Iron Fist Tournament 7. Although she questions Heihachi's motives, Nina goes with him as he travels to the Archers of Sirius to get them on his side. She follows Heihachi's lead in dispatching several Marksmen of Sirius, before Heihachi fights and defeats the Archers' leader, Claudio Serafino.

Heihachi, Nina, and Claudio return to Tokyo, where they continue their search for Jin, with Claudio believing that the Zaibatsu desires his powers as an exorcist. Claudio informs them that he heard rumors of something evil appearing in the Far East. These rumors prove to be a false lead, with Nina later discovering that Lars Alexandersson has taken Jin into hiding. On announcing the news to Heihachi, Nina states that things have become more complicated. Heihachi initially calls off their attempt to reclaim Jin, and it soon becomes clear that he intends to launch an attack on Violet Systems, the robotics corporation of Lee Chaolan who has been funding and harboring Lars's rebel army, Yggdrasil. After an initial raid, Tekken Force fails to apprehend Jin. Nina is thus forced to head the next raid herself to ensure its success.

Nina and Tekken Force launch an attack on Violet Systems. Nina is confronted by the repaired ex-Zaibatsu android, Alisa Bosconovitch, now freed of her programming restrictions. Whilst Nina stays her ground, Tekken Force captures Jin and begin to airlift him out of a medical bay. However, Lee has managed to hijack the helicopter, safely keeping custody of Jin. It then becomes apparent that Lee anticipated this strike, and, as Yggdrasil, Lars and Alisa make their escape, Lee detonates the Violet Systems building with Nina and Tekken Force inside. As the dust settles, Nina is revealed alive, having survived the attack. She sits defeated, pondering why Lars and his group are sheltering Jin. Nina then decides that it will be fun to watch.

Ending Text: After failing to apprehend a comatose Jin Kazama from Violet Systems while under her last orders from Heihachi, Nina Williams decided it was time for her and the Mishima Zaibatsu to go their separate ways. On her first private assassination job, she was tasked with infiltrating a mafia wedding... posing as the bride. As it turns out, the wedding was actually between a G Corporation executive secretly part of the mafia, and the now-retired Anna Williams.[14]

Before the wedding ceremony could start, Nina managed to steal Anna's wedding dress from her dressing room, and successfully infiltrated the wedding posing as the bride. Shortly afterwards, a firefight broke out where Nina took out all her targets, including Anna’s fiancé. However, the commotion had attracted the Tekken Force, who had been dispatched to suppress the violence, and they gave chase. With the Tekken Force, and possibly Anna too, in hot pursuit, Nina made her escape.

That's when she bumped into a man she found vaguely familiar. The man wouldn't leave her alone. He seemed to have something he wanted to say to her... Nina decided that a confrontation was her best chance of escape.

Ending Description: After defeating Steve Fox, Nina is soon confronted by the Tekken Force. She throws a knife at one of the soldiers and quickly follows up with a flash grenade. Nina then escapes, leaving her unconscious son behind.

In Steve's ending, after Nina is defeated by Steve, Steve who demands to know how she is connected to him. She explains to him that her genes were harvested by the Mishima Zaibatsu to create ultimate supersoldiers by experimenting on children, with Steve being one of the experiments. The project failed due to most of the children dying during the experiments, but Steve survived thanks to the efforts of a doctor, Emma Kliesen, who took pity on him. Dr Kliesen helped Steve escape and then took measures to cover up Steve's status from Zaibatsu's eye. As Steve discovers that Nina is his mother, Nina warns him that he will never be her son, because she couldn't care less about him. Tekken Force suddenly arrives, and Steve helps Nina escape by holding them off.

Other Appearances

Tekken: The Motion Picture

Nina Williams is featured in Tekken: The Motion Picture. In this story, she was hired and seduced by Lee Chaolan to assassinate Kazuya Mishima. She failed both times, as Kazuya managed to escape the first time and was saved by Jun Kazama the second time. During the Tournament, Nina is fighting Anna Williams, until Anna gets beaten. For awhile, it's a mystery whether or not she survived but as the island starts to explode, the other survivors can be seen, including an injured Nina.

Tekken Tag Tournament


Tekken Tag Tournament - Nina Ending

Nina appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament. She retains her moveset from Tekken 3 along with a few additions. While the game is non-canonical, it is still looked at as a refined version of Tekken 3. In said game, the sisters continue their rivalry.

Ending Description: Anna comes trying to end their rivalry. Nina, after listening to Anna reason, puts her hand out for a truce to their quarrel. Anna reluctantly puts out her hand just to have Nina pull her into her standing armbar. Nina gives a look and smile of reluctance at their sibling rivalry as she holds her sister in the submission.

Tekken Tag Special Alliance Partners:

Death by Degrees

2005's Death by Degrees marked the first Tekken spin-off stand-alone game and casts Nina in a starring role for the first time. Originally, the game was supposed to simply be entitled Nina but was changed to Death by Degrees to reflect the multi-front combat system in the game.

In the game, Nina is assigned a mission that is a joint operation between the CIA and MI6. The team that she's with consists of two "sneakers" (John Doe and Edgar Grant) and one "sweeper" (Nina). They are supposed to infiltrate the Amphitrite, a Glafeera corporation cruise ship. Then, they are supposed to execute a video recon of a meeting held by high-ranking members of a certain organization. Nina is assigned to enter the fighting tournament that is being held onboard the ship, and then she is supposed to hide herself and await further orders. Upon mission completion, they are supposed to rendezvous and make their exit.

The game provided an alternate backstory for Nina and Anna with a flashback, suggesting that their father died when they were children protecting them. Richard Williams had struggled with some guards, and shouted for Nina to pick up a gun one of them had dropped. However, her hesitation and fear caused the guards to get the upper hand and shoot Richard. Anna is shown comforting Nina moments later, while Nina looks over the scene. Presumably, Nina and Anna's rivalry stems from this event.

This rivalry crosses over to the real-time events of the game, when Nina is sent to investigate a mysterious group. At an Island prison, she fails to interrogate her target when she is knocked out by Anna, who is working on behalf of the Mishima clan with the Tekken Force as bodyguards, as she owes Heihachi for her sister's operation. At the end of the game, Anna is the final boss Nina must face.

Tekken (2010 Film)

Nina appeared in the 2010 live-action Tekken movie, she is portrayed by Candice Hilebrand.

In the movie, she and her sister are assassins working for Kazuya. The three of them also sleep together. Kazuya sends both of them to kill Jin. Their attempt gets foiled as Christie shows up. Nina later fights Christie in the tournament. During the fight, Christie tells Nina about what happened last night but she tells her that she likes Jin and that he's cute too. Christie manages to escape the joint locks of Nina and manages to knock her out after a brutal fight and Christie tells her that she does not share.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Nina appeared into the 2011 CGI film, Tekken: Blood Vengeance. She's the first character to appear in the film, riding her motorcycle on a highway. Afterwards, she's ambushed by G Corporation employee and her younger sister, Anna Williams, who has set up a decoy for her. After a family reunion, Nina easily defeats Anna in a short battle, and quickly returns back to Jin after quickly escaping from soldiers from G Corporation (Anna's backup). Upon returning to the Mishima Zaibatsu, she shows Jin old files and newspaper articles of the Mutare Experiment (the M-Cell), which was performed on Jin's old school friend, Shin Kamiya. Upon learning about this, Jin then sends Nina to Russia where she would activate Alisa Bosconovitch, who she would then send to an international school in Kyoto, Japan to act as a spy to get info about Shin.

Nina, later on, appears halfway through the film, where she informs Jin that Alisa is ignoring their orders and doing her own investigation (with Ling Xiaoyu). Realizing that G Corporation will track Alisa down, Nina turns Alisa's network offline. Afterwards, Jin sends her to Kyoto to go after Alisa. On her way to the android girl's location at Lee Chaolan's mansion, Nina receives a radio message that G Corporation soldiers led by Anna are after Alisa, too. After noticing her sister's presence, she decides to help Alisa and Xiaoyu escape by turning Alisa's network back online. After the two girls escape the mansion just in time, Nina arrives to welcome Anna once again. Later, it's revealed that there was another fight between the two sisters at the mansion. Nina falls unconscious after Anna wakes up. Anna then attempts to capture Nina, amusing Lee Chaolan. This attempt leads to an unknown outcome, though Nina most likely escaped.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Nina appeared in Street Fighter X Tekken as a playable character, her tag partner is Kazuya Mishima.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2


Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Nina Arcade Ending Movie

Nina appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. She retains her moveset from Tekken 6 along with a few additions and a network of alliances.

Special Alliance Partners:

Tekken Revolution

Nina appears in Tekken Revolution as a playable character.

Tekken Card Tournament

Nina appears in Tekken Card tournament as a playable character. She plays as a balanced character who can heal rapidly, draw rapidly, and launch powerful attacks, but at the cost of having more difficult, or "technical" requirements for some cards to activate. She can be played in a lot of unique ways, and doesn't favor any major ability, except for healing. She can heal herself in large amounts, but her cards have to be in specific positions in order to work, making her healing tank playstyle a lot more luck-based. Playing as Nina requires patience, a high understanding of her cards' various technical abilities, and not being afraid to take chances, but she is overall a very useful character that any seasoned player can use. She currently is the best character to use in the game, doing well in tournaments, and is also a viable tag partner.

Tekken (Mobile)

Nina appears as a playable character in Tekken (Mobile) as part of the main story character alongside Kazuya. Nina currently has three costumes: the camo-suit, the wedding dress, and the black catsuit.


Fighting Style

Ever since her debut, Nina instantly became a fan favorite, due to her speed, lethal moves, and chain throws. Her strength is on par with most characters, and she can even evade and counterattack. Her combos are something to watch out for, as they are elaborate, strong, and even lethal. However, her chain throws are difficult to perform and require precision and patience (the same goes to Anna as well).

Nina's fighting styles is comprised of martial arts of Aikido & Koppojutsu in ways of an assassin.

Undoubtedly her greatest weakness is that her juggle combos do not deal much damage, struggling to go above 60 and many of them do not even go above 50. This makes her more reliant on her chain grapples, which can go up to 70 damage.


Nina Williams Moves

Character Relationships

  • Anna Williams - Her younger sister and rival. Nina regards Anna with a mixture of hatred and indifference. The two frequently clash, with Nina usually emerging the victor. Since childhood, Anna has sought to win their father's approval by besting Nina, something she rarely achieved. Whilst Anna's antagonism seems to slip over into craving some form of acceptance from Nina, Nina by contrast has little interest in Anna beyond removing her as an obstacle to her ambitions, and humiliating her. The energy of the rivalry stems from Anna, with Nina often preferring to ignore Anna unless she gets in the way. After leaving the employ of the Mishima Zaibatsu in Tekken 7, Nina took an assassination contract in Italy against an ex-G Corporation elite soldier with Mafia links. She seems to have known that this man was Anna's Fiancé, as she stole Anna's wedding dress in order to set up the hit.
  • Richard Williams - Her father. Nina and her father seem to have similar personalities, with Richard training Nina to be a cool-headed killer. They both have a practical attitude, with Richard favoring Nina over Anna for her successes.
  • Mrs. Williams - Her mother. She trained her and Anna in aikido.
  • Steve Fox - Her son. Initially sent to assassinate him in Tekken 4, but was hesitant to do so. Later, the two fight in Tekken 7, and Steve demanded to know who she was as well as her connection to the Mishima Zaibatsu. Nina informed Steve that he was made from eggs harvested from her whilst she was in cryosleep and that he was created along with many other failed experiments during the Mishima Zaibatsu Supersoldier Program. Nina is indifferent about this and claims to feel nothing for Steve, though Steve was still willing to help her escape from the Tekken Force afterwards.
  • Jin Kazama - He was originally her assassination target when she was brainwashed by Ogre in Tekken 3. Later, Nina was Jin's personal bodyguard and confidante in Tekken 6 (and in the non-canonical Blood Vengeance and Street Fighter X Tekken). She was initially searching for Jin in Tekken 7, but after Heihachi bested her she worked for him, seeking to kidnap Jin from Violet Systems for him.
  • Kazuya Mishima - Her assassination target in Tekken 2. When she failed, Kazuya had her captured and forced her to undergo a cryosleep experiment near the end of Tekken 2. She worked against Kazuya in Tekken 6 and Tekken 7, where she served the Mishima Zaibatsu that was at war with Kazuya's G-Corporation. She and Kazuya had a temporary partnership in the non-canonical Street Fighter X Tekken, though Nina was revealed to be spying for Jin.
  • Heihachi Mishima - Her assassination target in Tekken. Heihachi is responsible for the Mishima Zaibatsu Supersoldier Program, where he had Nina's eggs harvested whilst she was in cold sleep. The only surviving child of this experiment was Steve Fox. Heihachi later forced Nina to work for him when he defeated her and reclaimed the Mishima Zaibatsu in Tekken 7. In the non-canonical Death by Degrees, he sent his Tekken Force after Nina and demanded her to act as his 'superweapon'.
  • Lei Wulong - Tried to prevent Nina from assassinating Steve in Tekken 4.
  • Eddy Gordo - Her comrade and partner in Tekken Force in Tekken 6.
  • Doctor Bosconovitch - She became his test subject for his cryosleep research.
  • Lars Alexandersson - Someone who constantly gets in the way of her job in Tekken 6 and Tekken 7. Lars's rebel army seceded from Tekken Force whilst Nina was working there. Lars has been at war with the Mishima Zaibatsu ever since.
  • Alisa Bosconovitch - Her enemy in Tekken 6 and Tekken 7. Alisa helped prevent Nina and Tekken Force from kidnapping Jin. In the non-canonical Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Nina is Alisa's commander.
  • Ogre - Nina was hypnotized and brainwashed by him into targeting Jin for assassination in Tekken 3.
  • Lee Chaolan - Lee prevented her from kidnapping Jin from a Violet Systems facility, and then detonated a building with her inside during the events of Tekken 7. In the non-canonical Tekken: The Motion Picture, Lee employed Nina to kill Kazuya and was in a romantic relationship with her.
  • Claudio Serafino - Her ally in Tekken 7. They were both coerced into working for Heihachi after he defeated them.
  • Anna's Fiancé - She assassinated him on his wedding day.
  • Emma Kliesen - Emma worked with eggs harvested from Nina during the Mishima Zaibatsu Supersoldier Program.
  • Hwoarang - He heads The Resistance and is at war with the Mishima Zaibatsu whilst Nina is working for it in Tekken 6, making them enemies. In the non-canonical Street Fighter X Tekken', Nina doesn't like a 'young and flighty man' like Hwoarang.
  • Ling Xiaoyu - Her opponent in the non-canonical Tekken Pachislot intro cutscene. In the non-canonical Online Tekken Comic, Nina seems becomes a subject of Xiaoyu's jealousy for being stuck with Jin, thinking Jin is choosing Nina over her in misunderstanding.
  • Edgar Grant - In the non-canonical Death by Degrees, Edgar Grant fooled Nina by disguising as her team's sneaker Alan Smithee during her mission.
  • Lana Lei - In the non-canonical Death by Degrees, Lana Lei captured Nina to use her in her evil superweapon project.
  • Bryce Adams - In the non-canonical Death by Degrees, Bryce was sent to stop Nina in her mission by Lana Lei.
  • Lukas Hayes - In the non-canonical Death by Degrees, Lukas partially worked with Nina during her mission.
  • Enrique Ortega - In the non-canonical Death by Degrees, Enrique tried to stop Nina in her mission.




  • It is possible that Nina and Kunimitsu were supposed to be the same character originally, as seen in Kunimitsu's very early concept art. In the said concept art it is stated that she is female assassin and aikido prodigy as well as of British origin. Interestingly, even when split into two characters, Nina and Kunimitsu still share purple colors in their respective outfits.
  • Like Paul Phoenix, Yoshimitsu, and Heihachi Mishima, Nina has been playable in every Tekken game and is the only female character to have kept that record.
  • If spin offs and others included, Nina is the only female character who has appeared in highest no. of games.
  • Nina bears a number of similarities to Sarah Bryant from the Virtua Fighter series.
    • Both have blonde hair worn in a ponytail.
    • Both wear catsuits, Sarah in dark blue and Nina in dark purple. Nina's alternate costume in the first Tekken also bears a strong resemblance to Sarah's in Virtua Fighter.
    • Both were assassins brainwashed by an evil force (Ogre in Tekken 3, J6 in pre-Virtua Fighter 4).
    • Both feud with siblings that usually wear red (in Sarah's case, her older brother Jacky while she was brainwashed).
    • Since Virtua Quest, Sarah has been voiced by Lisle Wilkerson, who also voiced Nina in Tekken 4 and 5, later in gameplay achieved voice clip only.
  • Nina is the first and only character in the Tekken series to get their own game: Death by Degrees.
  • At 43 years old, Nina is the oldest female human character along with Jun Kazama.
  • Nina at 161 cm (5'3¼") is a second shortest female (human) character in the series, the first being Ling Xiaoyu at 157 cm (5'2").
  • In The Tekken Chronicle Book, Nina's hair color is brown instead of blonde and her occupation is listed as a boxer instead of an assassin.
  • Nina has a purple outfit for her Player One in every game (except in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, where her outfit from Tekken 5 changes to white, but her Player 2 changes to purple).
  • Nina is also an acronym for "No Irish Need Apply", a phrase that was sometimes found in employment ads, due to Anti-Irish sentiment. Ironically, Nina herself is Irish, but doesn't have an Irish accent.
    • Despite being Irish, Nina speaks with a distinctly American accent in Tekken 5 and Tekken 6.
  • She was the first female fighter and second Tekken fighter to be seen in Tekken 6′s opening movie with Jin Kazama being the first. She appeared as Jin's bodyguard.


  • Anna is Nina's stage 8 sub-boss.
  • According to a certain T1 FAQ, she listed as British instead of Irish (due to Ireland's history with the British).
  • In her ending, she was seen in her casual clothes instead of her primary outfit while being asked by Anna about her missing shoe.

Tekken 2:

  • Nina is Anna's stage 8 sub-boss.
  • Nina's stage is Athens, Greece.
  • She appears in Anna's ending in her primary outfit while handling the camera and photo.

Tekken 3:

  • Nina Williams' bosses in the Tekken Force side game are (in order of appearance): Jin Kazama, Anna Williams and Heihachi Mishima.
  • She can do King's moves if a glitch occurs. [15]
  • The FMV intro shows Nina being awoken from her cryosleep.
  • She also appears in Anna's ending wearing a strapless one-piece swimsuit and also responsible for pulling off Anna's strapless bikini top to make her sister being humiliated.
  • In early screenshots of Tekken 3, Nina's outfit was slightly different, as she had light blue jeans on her Player Two outfit instead of the final release's black leather pants. She was also capable of performing Anna's Mystic Booty Taunt, which she would never have in the final product.[16]

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • Nina's Stage 7 sub-boss is Anna Williams. If Anna is not available, then it is Kazuya. If Kazuya and Anna are not available, it is Jin.

Tekken 4:

  • Nina is selectable after beating the game three times or as soon as the player completes Story Mode with Steve Fox, which unlocks the Statue stage as well.
  • Nina's ending is connected to Lei and Steve's endings.
    • During her ending, after Lei kicks in the door, the sniper rifle Nina was holding is nowhere to be seen and she now wields a handgun instead, but in Lei's ending, the sniper rifle is leaning up against the wall.
  • The costume Nina wears in her ending is the same as her second costume, except it's dark blue instead of pink.
  • This was the only game where Nina is locked by default until Tekken 6 was released.
  • This is the last game in which she enters the Tournament to kill someone.

Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection:

  • Nina's sub-bosses are Raven and Anna Williams.
  • One of Nina's moves, Sadistic Cupid (f,F+2), causes an opponent to lose their K.O. scream.
  • If Nina performs certain moves on Bryan Fury, he will do a sadistic laugh. The moves are: Bad Habit (CH f,f+3) and Twisted Mind (d+3+4 opponent on floor).
  • If Nina performs Reverse Neck Breaker on her opponent, the last grunt of the opponent is the same grunt as in Nina's win animation when she treads on the opponent's back.
  • The music in her and Anna's endings feature the first few notes of Raphael Sorel's theme "Endless Warfare" from Soul Calibur III.

Tekken 6 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion:

  • Nina can be customized to have an item move: a scalpel, in which she uppercuts the opponent, similar to Bryan Fury's shotgun item.
  • Nina can be customized to have her outfits from Death by Degrees and her pink catsuit from Tekken 4, she can also be customized to resemble Helena Douglas from the Dead or Alive series, Rachel from the Ninja Gaiden series, T-X from Terminator 3, Marvel Comics character Black Cat and Zero Suit Samus from the Metroid series.
  • In the second Bloodline Rebellion trailer and the game opening, Nina is shown serving as one of Jin's bodyguards. She appears to be dressed in all black with a trenchcoat, gloves, purple sunglasses, and she is also seen having her hair down for the first time. She later appears like this in Jin's two-part game ending where she was knocked down by Heihachi from the helicopter.
  • Nina and Anna switch their special items from Tekken 5 and Dark Resurrection. Anna has Nina's Giant Syringe and Nina now has Anna's Stethoscope.
  • Nina is on the cover of the console version of Tekken 6 along with Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, Heihachi Mishima and King.
  • Nina is quite an important character in Scenario Campaign, appearing with Jin in cutscenes and as a boss. In the end, along with Azazel, Jin is destroyed and falls down a large pit. Lars and Nina witness this and the latter tells Lars that she knew about Jin's plot and states that Lars is no saint himself. Nina then leaves on a helicopter owned by the Mishima Zaibatsu. This may or may not mean that she is the new leader of the Zaibatsu.
    • In the first chapter of Story Mode in Tekken 7, it is confirmed that Nina serves as the de facto leader of the Zaibatsu in Jin's absence before Heihachi reclaims the company by force and convinces her to work for him.
  • In the Scenario Campaign Mode, Nina's Player 2 outfit is all black except her undershirt is gray instead of red and white and during the scene of her and Jin about to go back to the Zaibatsu by riding their motorcycles, she wears her black biker outfit customization. She also wears this biker outfit in Tekken: Blood Vengeance during her fight with Anna in the beginning of the movie.
  • She is the boss of Mishima Zaibatsu, Central Subway Line and the first half of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Central Tower.
  • Nina's opponents in the "Arena" mode are Lars Alexandersson, Anna Williams, Kazuya Mishima, and Azazel.
  • In Nina's and Anna's endings, the former wears her blue cocktail dress from Death by Degrees.
  • It is possible that after joining Jin’s Mishima Zaibatsu in this game, Nina may have been given more detailed information about the experiments that were conducted on her, since she seems to know more details about Steve when she encounters him in Tekken 7 than she did in Tekken 4.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • Nina has a special win pose with Anna, where Anna poses for Nina only to get kicked when turning her back to her.
  • Nina has two special win poses with Jin. They pass each other with Nina smiling and waving in a flirtatious, playful way.
    • In another, Nina steps aside when Jin acknowledges her and then watches him intently while passing by.
  • Nina is portrayed by Summer Daniels in the "Girl Power" trailer.
  • She appears alongside other female assassin characters in Anna's ending, where Anna is seen defeating them all.

Tekken 7 and Tekken 7: Fated Retribution:

  • Some of the lines in her pre-fight and win animations are taken from her conversation with Jin in the Scenario Campaign mode in Tekken 6 and later with Lars in the Scenario Campaign ending.
  • In the Rage and Sorrow trailer, and later in the story mode, Nina's outfit is her black biker outfit from the movie, Tekken: Blood Vengeance.
  • Her item move has her command a remote helicopter to shoot the opponent.

Death by Degrees:

  • Nina is voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. She later reprises her role in Tekken 6 and onwards.
  • Nina's bosses are Bryce Adams (Nina has to fight Bryce two times), Enrique Ortega (two times), Lana Lei (three times) and Anna Williams (two times). However, if we put them in the exact order of how Nina fights them, it will be - Bryce Adams, Bryce Adams, Lana Lei, Enrique Ortega, Anna Williams, Enrique Ortega, Lana Lei, Lana Lei and Anna Williams. If player completes Anna mode, the player can fight Heihachi Mishima as the final boss. 
  • Several kicking animations used in this game would later become moves for Nina from Tekken 5 onwards; Sweeper Combo, Deadly Assault and Deadly Hunter.


  • Nina is the final boss of Lars and Alisa's Tekken Pachislot 4 storyline. She is defeated by Lars, Alisa, and Lee and surrenders information to them about Heihachi Mishima.
  • Nina appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a spirit. Her spirit battle has the player face a Zero Suit Samus, who only appears while the player is dealing with a pair of Mii Gunners. It is only necessary to defeat Samus to win.
  • Nina's Player One outfit from Tekken 6 is used as a collaboration outfit in the Bandai Namco JRPG, Tales of Arise.


Main article: Nina Williams/Gallery

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