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Tiger Jackson (タイガー・ジャクソン Taigā Jakuson?) is a disco-styled capoeira fighter who was introduced in Tekken 3 as a 3D Model/Texture swap of Eddy Gordo which carried over to Tekken Tag Tournament. He returns for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in which he finally receives his own character slot.


Tiger is a mysterious man who entered the "The King of Iron Fist Tournament" dressed in clothes inspired by the golden age of soul music. His polished capoeira moves look quite similar to those used by Eddy, but the nature of the relationship between these two fighters remains a mystery. [1]




Main Article: Tiger Jackson/Outfits


Tekken 3

Tiger does not have an official storyline within Tekken 3.

Ending Description, "Supa Fly"
Tiger is at a disco club dancing to some 1970's disco music. The scene ends with Tiger striking a pose.

Other Appearances

Tekken Tag Tournament

Tiger appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament.

Ending Description
Tiger is shown pointing at the sky and saying something at what appears to be Ling Xiaoyu's stage. Then, he points to the sky with his other hand. He raises and lowers one of his hands, and then he raises and lowers his other hand. He spins around once in one direction. Then, he spins around again in the opposite direction. Finally, he points at the screen and grins.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Tiger Jackson returns in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a playable character for the console version only.

He is also notably the only character in the game to not have an ending. Beating Arcade Mode/Pair Play Mode with Tiger does not award anything. He (along with Unknown) also lacks any customization options as well.

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Fighting Style

Tiger fights using Capoeira, the Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, dancing, and music.


Ghost Data

Name Rank
Watagashi Hair ?



  • In the Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion artbook, it is stated that Tiger Jackson was originally an unused concept for Eddy Gordo.
  • Tiger bears a striking resemblance to Jim Kelly, a real-life master of Okinawa-te Karate.
    • He also bears a resemblance to the members of the Jackson 5. Coincidentally, his last name is Jackson.
  • Tiger Jackson's name is never said by the announcer in Tekken 3 or Tekken Tag Tournament.
    • Tiger's pre-production name was Soul Jackson. There is an unused announcer sound clip for Soul Jackson in the arcade version of Tekken 3 but no sound clip for Tiger Jackson in either Tekken 3 or Tekken Tag Tournament.
  • In Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, it is possible to customize Eddy Gordo to resemble Tiger Jackson.
  • Tiger Jackson is the only character in Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament whose name is not commonly mentioned.
    • His full name is first mentioned in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. However, it is not exactly known whether his surname "Jackson" was known beforehand.

Tekken 3:

  • Tiger is available after beating the Story Mode sixteen times with a different character. To use him, the player must go to Eddy Gordo on the "Character Select" screen and press either the "Start" button or the "Triangle" button.
  • Tiger Jackson's bosses in the Tekken Force side game are (in order of appearance) Eddy Gordo, Eddy again, himself, and Heihachi Mishima.
  • The vocals in the beginning of his ending video sound like Microsoft Sam.

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • There is a glitch with Tiger (and Eddy) when he is used as a Practice Mode dummy. All attacks performed on Tiger are read as a combo string, and it doesn't reset until he hits the ground or into full crouch.
  • Thought to be a possible alter-ego of Eddy at one point, Eddy's ending proved this false, by showing them as two separate people, while Tekken Tag Tournament 2 finally gave Tiger his own slot.

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection:

  • Tiger Jackson can be seen in the Pool Party stage. He can be seen even when Eddy Gordo is in the stage as well, further implying that they are separate individuals. Tiger replaces Lee Chaolan's alter-ego Violet, who was the fighter seen in this stage in Tekken 5 (except when Lee was fighting).

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • This is the first time Tiger receives his own character slot.
    • For the first time, Tiger Jackson's name is also said.
  • Eddy can still be customized to resemble Tiger, even though he is separately playable.
  • Tiger never speaks in-game, similar to Dragunov.



Tiger Jackson/Gallery


  1. ^ Video description on the official Bandai Namco Youtube channel https://youtu.be/HDIC2eWIc1U