is a fighter from Saudi Arabia who fights using a unique "Military Fighting
Style". His name literally translates to "Falcon". Shaheen
works for a private military firm specializing in the provision of security
services. During his time in the army, he earned a reputation as an expert in
One day, his friend
and owner of a company involved in the oil industry died suddenly under
mysterious circumstances. In the postmortem the death was listed as
accidental, but Shaheen suspected foul play when his friend's company was
suddenly bought by G Corporation and the management, all family members,
resigned. He began to investigate the matter, and a relative of a close friend
confided in him that a demonic man was pulling the strings at G Corp: Kazuya
Mishima. Shaheen struggled to believe a real demon could exist, but his
investigations revealed that Kazuya could be worse than any of hell's
Shaheen was torn:
Should he take revenge for his friend's death by destroying that demon, or
not? Wracked with doubt, he embarked on a solo mission to infiltrate G Corp.
Updated: Aug. 27th, 2017
With not a whole
lot of Arab fighters in fighting games, Shaheen strikes me as almost a "Ryu-type"
design... in a way. Visually, he's an elaborate design and pretty cool,
naturally. His fighting style is more streamlined - in the way that he has a lot
of staple tools, with some flare to make him stand out. Personally, he has to
many "flippy" moves for my taste. I kinda wish he had a more brawling
fighting style and hit harder.
I was also kinda hoping he'd actually use his sword (Yoshi-style)...
but he currently doesn't. I'm mainly disappointed by his somewhat bland
personality and kinda-annoying voice. Other than that, he's a decent looking
design but he doesn't seem like a TEKKEN mainstay. I don't think I'd miss
him in TEKKEN 8 or any future TEKKEN crossover. I think Bandai Namco was
channeling Virtua Fighter's mysterious Siba
with Shaheen, since Sega never took the opportunity to bring that character back
in the VF series. Namco with the "one up" yet again!
Style / Moveset