Bruce Irvin
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Bruce is a Muay Thai expert and Kazuya Mishima's former bodyguard. At an early age, Bruce lost his father, mother, and older brother. He turned to fighting to cope with his losses and later joined the police force. He was also a role model for children, as shown in his endings. Bruce was sent to Japan to investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu, which Kazuya Mishima was corrupting. Kazuya arranged for the plane to crash, and Bruce survived without his memory. Kazuya's men rescued him and Bruce became one of Kazuya's bodyguards.

Bruce was once thought to be dead after his flight home from The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 was reported to be crashed. However, it was revealed in Tekken 5 that Bruce had been working for several special units for many years, and was currently working as a survival technical guidance instructor. After becoming reacquainted with Kazuya Mishima at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Bruce Irvin decided to assist Kazuya with his scheme to takeover G Corporation. After they succeeded, Kazuya managed to control the corporation from behind closed doors.
G Corporation waged war with the Mishima Financial Group (MFG), and Bruce, as Kazuya's Captain, led Kazuya's private corps into battle, fighting the MFG the world over. Soon afterwards, G Corporation made preparations to annihilate the MFG by placing an enormous bounty on Jin Kazama, and as anticipated, the MFG began to show signs of movement: the opening of King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 was announced. Bruce Irvin has entered the tournament to capture Jin.
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Tekken 2

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

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Page Updated:  Feb. 21st, 2024

Every hand-to-hand fighting game needs a solid Muay Thai fighter. Bruce debuted in Tekken 2 presenting a new spin on Muay Thai in fighting games. Of course he had his trademark hard roundhouse kicks, knees, and elbows, but Bruce also brought along some badass throws to his arsenal.

Bruce evolved nicely in TTT1, but his moveset and overall design evolved most significantly Tekken 5 (due to his awesome new animations) but... "I'm your worst nightmare!?" C'mon Namco, I know you can give Bruce a little more personality than that. His boring old intro taunt even remained intact in Tekken 6 and TTT2. Besides his intimidation/badass factor, Bruce still doesn't have nearly as much personality other fighters on Tekken. However, Bruce is a straight-forward, kick-yo-ass martial artist who hits hard and speaks with his badass fighting style. I guess he's just not the talkative type. ;) At the end of the day, Bruce is one of the best representations of Muay Thai in any fighting game, and you will take him seriously if you go up against a player who knows how to use Bruce. 

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