Wang Jinrei
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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. 

: Beginning in TEKKEN 5, Wang has a pre-fight intro taunt which is a homage to Master Roshi (he only performs this intro when his opponent is female). Wang also has this special intro in TEKKEN 6.
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Page Updated:  Nov. 30th, 2020

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*

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