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Jinpachi Mishima
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Jinpachi Mishima is the founder of the Mishima Zaibatsu. He was defeated during a hostile takeover by his son 50 years before the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament. As Heihachi started to steer the company into the military industry (something Jinpachi had wished against) Jinpachi tried to retake the Zaibatsu, but failed, and was imprisoned below the Hon-Maru, one of Heihachi's compounds, where he died sometime later of starvation. Jinpachi is the final boss of Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection... He is Heihachi's father, Kazuya's grandfather and Jin's great grandfather.

Hon-Maru was left practically in ruins after The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, when Jin Kazama left both Heihachi and Kazuya unconscious. Soon after, G Corporation, a rival of the Mishima Zaibatsu, attacked with a unit of Jack-4s. Kazuya stayed and fought alongside Heihachi for a short time, but then threw Heihachi into the group of Jack-4s to cover his own escape. One of them self-destructed, seemingly killing Heihachi. The resulting explosion released Jinpachi from the basement of Hon-Maru, and the demon that possesses his body seeks to destroy all existence. Jinpachi emerged from the rubble to seize control of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

After taking back the Zaibatsu, Jinpachi could feel the entity which controlled him slowly dominating his mind and will. He decided to host a fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament, hoping that one of the fighters that emerged would be able to defeat him and kill him. On a more personal level, Jinpachi wrote a letter to his old friend, Wang Jinrei, asking him to enter the tournament and stop the cursed Mishima bloodline.

At the tournament's conclusion, Jinpachi's wish is granted, and he is defeated and put to rest by his great-grandson, Jin Kazama, who takes the Mishima Zaibatsu over to start his own plans for World Domination.
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Tekken 5

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Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken: Dark Resurrection, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Revolution


Page Updated:  Sept, 6th, 2022

I'm not going to pull my punches on Jinpachi... (I never do). lol. First off, I hated Jinpachi as the boss of Tekken 5. I didn't mind his original "human" form, but as soon as he started emitting purple fumes and grew a mouth out of his stomach, it was all downhill from there. When asked about my thoughts of Jinpachi, my first "official" statement about him became legendary among close friends, which was, and I quote: "That purple blob of broken shit sucks." LOL.

In Tekken 5, he was a cheap but easily beatable boss. However, I will say that his alternate "lava-monster" redesign in T5: Dark Resurrection was better looking than his original appearance. His core moveset isn't terrible, but all that teleporting and "stomach fireball" crap just doesn't fit into Tekken if you ask me. His return in Tekken Tag 2 as a default character brought some interesting new moves, and at least he adds in some nostalgia value. I'm actually glad they made him a proper playable character in TTT2. While some of his moves still don't really "fit" in Tekken, he does have some cool animations. And fine, I'll admit his beard is cool. But I still don't like Jinpachi. There are so many better characters in Tekken.

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