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Michelle Chang
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Determined and strong minded, Michelle Chang has a deep love for her family and a vengeful nature towards those who threaten them. Michelle also possesses a strong love for nature and the environment, a principle which is later passed on to her adopted daughter, Julia. Michelle's mother is a native American and her father is a Hong Kong man. On her 18th birthday, Michelle learns that her father was murdered by Heihachi's people. She enters the first Tekken tournament to take revenge on "Mishima."

the events of Tekken 2, Kazuya Mishima finds out that the pendant that Michelle wears around her neck carries the secret to an ancient treasure, and plans to take it from her. Kazuya arranges for Michelle's mother to be kidnapped to lure Michelle to enter the second tournament. Michelle enters the tournament to rescue her mother at all costs.

Before the events of Tekken 3, Michelle is kidnapped by Heihachi Mishima for her pendant, which is the reason Julia entered the tournament. Heihachi plans to use her pendant to awaken Ogre in the Aztec Temple and succeeds. After the events of Tekken 3, Michelle's whereabouts are unknown.
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Tekken 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2

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Page Updated:  May 1st, 2024

The original Native American girl of Tekken was memorable, because she was the first Native American girl to appear in a fighting game. She rocked the look back in the day, although I think many characters outshined her. In Tekken 2, Michelle's 2P outfit (with zebra socks & armbands) was also weirdly memorable, albeit a bit loud & awkward. (On that note, I enjoyed seeing that costume reimagined decades later in TTT2!)

Michelle was a "sleeper" character in Tekken, which is likely why Julia replaced her in Tekken 3 and after. Julia became a more developed character overall, but her connection to Michelle is unforgettable to veteran Tekken players. Next to Jun, Michelle is probably the "friendliest" out of all characters from Tekken (so much so, that almost doesn't seem to fit in now with all the crazy evil bastards in the series). Michelle returning in TTT2 after a very long absence was cool see. They did a great job with her updated TTT2 fighting style.

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