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Jin Kazama
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Year/Event debuted

2013 SCAW Tournament match 6

Championships earned

SCAW Zero-One Championship (2x)
SCAW Internet Championship

Status

Active

Jin Kazama (Japanese: 風間 仁 Hepburn: Kazama Jin) is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Tekken fighting game series released by Namco Bandai Games. He was introduced in the 1997 game Tekken 3. Jin has been consistently voiced by Isshin Chiba since he debuted in Tekken 3 and has had multiple English actors across other appearances. Jin was created to be the new protagonist of the series whose constant fights with his family members would eventually lead him to become an antihero, as crafted by Bandai Namco director Katsuhiro Harada.

Trained by his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, in order to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Jin wishes to avenge the apparent death of his mother Jun Kazama. However, during the tournament it is revealed that Jin possesses the Devil Gene (Japanese: デビルの血 Hepburn: Debiru no Chi (Lit. 'Devil's blood')), a genetic abnormality within his body, and Heihachi betrays him to "take" it. He is also antagonized by his father, Kazuya Mishima, from whom he inherited the gene. While dealing with them, Jin loses control of the Devil Gene, which causes his transformation into an alter ego named Devil Jin (Japanese: デビル仁 Hepburn: Debiru Jin), first introduced as a non-playable character in Tekken 3 and playable ever since Tekken 5. Across the series, Jin develops hatred for both Heihachi and his father, Kazuya, in particular. Jin's hatred of the Devil Gene results in his becoming the main antagonist of Tekken 6, creating global chaos for the sake of ending it.

Outside of the video games, Jin has also appeared in the animated and live-action films adapted from the games. Critical reception to the character has been positive, with comments focused on his moves in gameplay and role within the story. Since Tekken 3 Jin has proven to be quite popular, often considered one of the best Tekken characters, and a particularly memorable character for the fighting game genre.

Championships

Championships Reign Date Event Notes Days held
2015
SCAW Zero-One Championship 1 January 16, 2015 SCAW Action 36 defeated Liu Kang 44
SCAW Zero-One Championship 2 June 21, 2015 Blood, Sweat & Tears 8 defeated King, The White Ranger, Magneto, Ryu Hayabusa and Gambit in a Zero-One Invitational 573
2017
SCAW Internet Championship 1 June 25, 2017 Spring Showdown 2017 defeated Deadpool 279