Wang Jinrei
 
wang-t5e.jpg (100680 bytes)


           
 

BIO:

A master of Xing Yi Quan, Wang Jinrei is a brave old man with a kind heart. Wang continued to remain generous and kind while living as a recluse in the Mishima gardens. For many years, he was a close friend of Heihachi's father, Jinpachi Mishima. After Jinpachi's death, he put his faith in Heihachi. However, Wang soon realized that Kazuya and Heihachi were abusing and corrupting the Mishima Zaibatsu, and did not approve. Wang later became Lee Chaolan's instructor and convinced him to help him bring honor back to the empire. In the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, Wang faced Marshall Law and the fight ended in a draw.

Jinpachi once told Wang, "To preserve peace, I must put an end to the Mishima bloodline." These were Jinpachi's last words to him. 30 years after Wang heard of Jinpachi's death, he received and invitation to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. "I need your help. Come see me, Jinrei." The letter was signed "Jinpachi Mishima." A confused Jinrei says, "What? Jinpachi is alive?" Wang entered the tournament to see if his long lost friend still lives.

Wang heard of the Mishima Family's cursed blood from his close friend, Jinpachi Mishima. Jinrei was utterly defeated in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 by Jin Kazama whose purpose was to wipe out the Mishima Family's cursed blood. However, the real chaos began when Jin Kazama assumed control of the Mishima Financial Group (MFG). Blaming his failure on his indifference, Jinrei lamented his lack of action. Once again, the King of Iron Fist is held, and with newfound purpose, Jinrei participates in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.
 
    wang-6.jpeg (583267 bytes)    wang-t5dr.jpg (89458 bytes)    wang-br.jpeg (1018775 bytes)    wang-ttt2-art.jpg (30371 bytes)
  

ORIGIN:
Tekken

 
    wang-tekken1render.JPG (264700 bytes)            
 

OTHER APPEARANCES:
Tekken 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 5, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6, Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, Tekken Hybrid

 
wang-t5dr-custom.jpg (340589 bytes)    wang-ttt2-fujisawa.jpg (63942 bytes)    wang-ttt2-yamashita.jpg (58646 bytes)    wang-ttt2-junny.jpg (69267 bytes)

wang-jinpachi-tekken5dr-story-artwork.jpg (26081 bytes)    wang-tekken5dr-story-artwork2.jpg (30891 bytes)    wang-tekken5dr-story-artwork3.jpg (27807 bytes)    wang-jinpachi-tekken6-arena-artwork.jpg (201269 bytes)    wang-tekken6-arena-artwork.jpg (169134 bytes)
  

Page Updated:  Jan. 31st, 2014

Wang started out as a somewhat generic, basic design. Every fighting game needs the "old martial arts master"... right?  He was always outshined by the "younger" and "cooler" fighters of Tekken, but it was pretty impressive back in the day if you actually knew how to use Wang effectively.

At the least, Mr. Jinrei sticks to his roots, offering a more traditional fighting style. Namco enhanced his moveset dramatically in Tekken 5, giving him some awesome new counter options. His update in Tekken 6 also did a lot for his design... nearly all of his animations are completely unique to him. In closing, Wang is a good "support" character in Tekken and he even has some solid comic relief moments. Plus, he's not nearly as boring as some other "old martial arts master" designs out there. *cough* Gen Fu. *cough*

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
Overall Score

 
    wang-tag.jpg (18998 bytes)