True Ogre (also referred to simply as Ogre) is a fictional character and villain in the Tekken series. He is the final boss of Tekken 3 and the sub-boss of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. He is the final canonical transformation of Ancient Ogre.
True Ogre is more of a howling beast in this form as he loses his ability to speak and gradually roars, he simply seems to just attack and absorb those that come to confront him. True Ogre behaves like a wild beast, as shown in his throw moves and in his special continue screen when he is the boss fight in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Ogre's second form stands not much taller than its first, but is hunched over to an extent. In this incarnation, he resembles more a demon than a human, with a large frame, dark brown fur, a monstrous face, a tail, wings, horns and snakes in place of a right arm. All of the jewelry Ogre wore in his previous form disappear, save for one leg armlet. Also, in this form, the area surrounding him will dim to an eerie pitch black (in Tekken 3), or extremely dark (in the arcade version of Tekken Tag Tournament).
Main Article: True Ogre/Outfits
True Ogre has no outfits as such; instead, his colors vary between "outfits" and there are slight alterations to his appearance.
Ogre shows up and is defeated by Paul Phoenix. However, unknown to Paul, Ogre morphs into his true form by absorbing Heihachi Mishima's power and the tournament continues. Ogre confronts Jin and they clash in battle. Jin emerges victorious and Ogre is defeated and killed.
The plot details events that occur during the two month period between Tekken 4 and Tekken 5. After Jin leaves the Hon-Maru after the final battle in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, he hears rumors that his mother, Jun, is still alive at G Corporation. When Jin travels to their labs, he finds no trace of his mother but, instead, discovers that G Corporation has either resurrected Ogre or cloned him. In the ruins of an ancient temple beneath the labs, Jin battles Ogre once again. Ogre flees to a deeper part of the ruins with Jin in hot pursuit.
In the deeper ruins, Jin encounters a giant contraption that uses a large white orb to attack. After Jin destroys this, it is revealed that he has unwittingly broken the seal containing Ogre.
Jin battles True Ogre once again. Once it is defeated, it reveals yet another transformation. Despite his new advantages, Jin still triumphs, and destroys Ogre again, possibly once and for all.
It is still debated whether the events in Devil Within are canon or not but it is generally assumed not.
True Ogre appears as a hidden character and his sub-boss is Devil.
Ending Description: Ogre transforms into True Ogre as a Devil Beam narrowly misses him, the culprit being Devil Kazuya. A battle ensues with both fighters dodging the other's attacks. Eventually, True Ogre floors Devil by pounding the ground and incinerates the helpless Devil before flying away.
Ogre appeared in his first form in the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken as a boss character counterpart to Street Fighter character Akuma. His second form is slightly referenced in parts of Ogre's moves and super art but shown only in flames and disappear quite quickly. A full reference of this form is in one of Ogre's DLC outfits without wings.
True Ogre, purely known as "Ogre", appears as a playable character and was among the returning characters alongside Jun Kazama. True Ogre also acts as the game's penultimate boss in Arcade Mode and is fought in Naraku.
Ending Description: The ending is shown from the point-of-view of a cameraman trying to escape a burning city currently under attack by Ogre. Eventually, the cameraman encounters Ogre, coming quite close to the beast. While the cameraman escapes with his life, his camera is destroyed.
Ogre is the final boss in the Arcade mode of Tekken Revolution, retaining his appearance and moveset from Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
As of the Mokujin Rush update, players can now fight a special version of Ogre known as Gold Ogre, similar to Azazel from Tekken 6, except instead of having a point requirement it appears completely at random.
Gold Ogre produces a higher reward than regular Ogre, is around the same level as Mokujin, Tetsujin, and Kinjin, its AI is much harder than regular Ogre, and his moveset has been modified to make him more boss-like. Such examples being his air escape has been changed to a mid-air teleport on hit and will either ram into the player or do a flame breath attack, causing a player to take caution when using a juggle on this version. In addition, many of his moves such as the Special Art are now faster, safer, and deal more damage than regular Ogre.
In Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, his moveset is the same as his previous form, with the addition of several new moves, including two involving his fire breath. However, he loses the ability to perform the Ancient Power reversal. To compensate for this, True Ogre's arm range has been greatly increased, to the point where a full swing of True Ogre's arm can occupy almost a third of the entire screen.
In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, his moveset is greatly altered, and True Ogre has a wider pool of both stolen and original attacks. While True Ogre's arms still boast their incredible range, True Ogre's punishing is noted to be rather lackluster, most especially due to the lack of a i15 launcher.
True Ogre can also be very disruptive thanks to Owl's Hunt as well as being the only playable character that can escape a combo mid-air. As a drawback, however, True Ogre has the largest hurtbox, and there are several combos, most evidently in Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, that can only be performed on True Ogre.
Listed as "unknown", Ogre's fighting style is a combination of many fighting styles, presumably taken from those whom he defeated. In this form, he also possesses the ability to fly and breathe fire.
- True Ogre/Tekken 3 Movelist
- True Ogre/Tekken Card Challenge Movelist
- True Ogre/Tekken Tag Tournament Movelist
- True Ogre/Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Movelist
- Ancient Ogre - His first form.
- Monstrous Ogre - His supposedly non-canonical final form that appears in the last level of the Devil Within mode.
- Jin Kazama - Ogre was defeated and killed by him in Tekken 3.
- Devil - His rival in Tekken Tag Tournament.
- King I - Ogre killed him.
- Jun Kazama - Ogre attacked and, allegedly, killed her.
- Baek Doo San - Ogre assaulted him and induced him into a coma.
- Paul Phoenix - Paul defeated Ogre (as Ancient Ogre) only to walk away as he (Ogre) transforms to True Ogre.
- Heihachi Mishima - Heihachi extracted True Ogre's blood after he was killed by Jin
- Yoshimitsu - Yoshimitsu stole some of True Ogre's blood after he was killed by Jin.
- When he is fought in Tekken 3's arcade mode, True Ogre's name in the health bar will always be labelled as "Ogre", although this is the only instance where this name change occurs.
- In the arcade version, True Ogre's name is always labelled as "Ogre", even on the versus screen.
- Ogre appears to have some relation to the Devil Gene
- In Heihachi's Tekken 4 prologue, it is stated Heihachi cannot integrate Ogre's genome into his without the Devil Gene which he lacks.
- In Devil Within, Ogre's presence causes Jin to lose control of his devil gene (possibly non-canon).
- Jin is also branded and acquires the devil gene after his mother is defeated by Ogre - this could just be because he no longer has his mother's protection, but it may also show another link between the devil gene and Ogre.
- In Tekken 6's scenario campaign mode, if playing Azazel's Temple as Julia Chang, who is aware of the legends of Ogre from her tribe and adoptive mother as well as the pendant held by the latter, she will comment that the ruins remind her of something, possibly hinting at the Aztec Ruins where Ogre was sealed, in addition she also initially confuses Azazel, who carries the Devil Gene, with Ogre.
- In Devil Within, Ogre's appearance is also linked to aliens, supporting the idea that he may be of alien origin.
- True Ogre is the tallest and heaviest playable character, standing at 9'6 tall (290 cm) and 1000 pounds (453 kg).
- In the Devil Within mode, True Ogre's viper arm was removed.
- In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, he has acquired a multiple vipers arm.
- As mentioned above, he is referenced in Street Fighter X Tekken as a DLC outfit for Ogre.
- In Tekken 3 Chinese comic, True Ogre is the third form of Ogre and retain the ability to speak. His first form is Ancient Ogre and his second form is Ancient Ogre's Player 2 outfit, which is said to be his 100% power form.
- True Ogre's name is never said by the announcer in Tekken 3 but he says the name "Ogre" instead, but his name was said by the announcer in Tekken Tag Tournament.
- True Ogre and Gon are the only playable characters to have Air Recovery. While both Devil Kazumi and Devil Kazuya's final forms in Tekken 7's the Mishima Saga also have Air Recovery, they are not playable legitimately.
- True Ogre's item move has him swing a stone sword towards the opponent. If the opponent is out of range, the shockwave of the sword will still stun the opponent for a short while if they are still on the ground.
- In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, he is the only character who can bound after 5 Electric Wind God Fists. However, it has to be on a left axis and must be used on Miguel or any bigger character.
- If defeated by True Ogre in Arcade mode in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, a special continue screen will be seen:
- As the countdown goes down, it shows the first-person perspective of True Ogre looming over the character, snarling and growling. However, the camera shifts to show that he is looming over the character (not shown onscreen) who is on the ground. It then shifts to a view of True Ogre's back facing the camera, sitting on the ground. What sounds like eating noises can be heard coming from him, hinting that he is devouring the character. It can be noted that the character cannot be seen because of True Ogre's sitting position.