sponsored bannersponsored banner
Killer Instinct

Start learning movesets and combos!

Choose the platform you play on.
See how to read and perform inputs.
Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct


T.J Combo is a legacy character from the original Killer Instinct game. He is a disgraced fighter who is looking to make a comeback against the company that ruined his life.Know more

Get notified of the character’s updates

sponsored bannersponsored banner

Character abilities

  • Damage: 7

  • Defense: 4

  • Mobility: 6

  • Range: 3




Tyler-Johnson Garrett, aka T.J. Combo, was born in Texas and was a fighter from an early age. His father was a veteran in the army who raised his son to be patriotic and to represent the ‘American way.’ TJ grew up to love fighting and was soon fighting locally. However, things took a dark turn after he suffered defeat at the hand of someone who went on to mock him while he was down. Motivated by revenge, TJ fought the person again, but this time, he placed coins in his gloves and exacted revenge. Unfortunately, this developed a mean streak in TJ and he used this to propel himself to the top of the fighting world. 

Now happy with his ill-gotten fame and fortune, his greed got the better of him, and he succumbed to Ultratech’s offer of implants to help him fight better. When he tried to breakaway from Ultratech’s control, they revealed to the world how he had cheated his way to the top, and TJ, who was now known by the name ‘Combo,’ lost everything. 

Now a shell of himself, he is once again given a chance at redemption when the mysterious organization, ‘The Disavowed,’ got in touch and offered to help him get back at Ultratech. Now, Combo is once again buoyed by revenge, but he also wants to save the world and others from the menace that is Ultratech.   


Combo is a brash, arrogant man who believes that winning is his birthright. His hatred for defeat is what led him down the dark path as he disregarded his father’s words which were to accept defeat as a lesson in moving forward and getting better. Instead, Combo resorted to a ‘win at all cost’ mentality. This hubris eventually took him too far, and he allowed himself to be used by Ultratech. After the humiliation of being brought back to earth, he developed some humility and was ready to save the world rather than only serve his own purposes. However, his brash edge still remains, which is necessary for his drive and his ability to fight.


Combo is an interesting fighter. He is something of a mix between a grappler and a rushdown character. So, if you remember Abel from Street Fighter IV, you can imagine what sort of fighter Combo is. Combo has a lot of special moves which help him in a variety of situations. Unfortunately, this also means that he doesn’t have the versatile normals and relies a lot on meter. 


Combo is Africa-American in appearance, and in the first Killer Instinct, he wore a tank top with the colors of the American flag with blue shorts and boxing gloves. In the latest installment of the game, he looks a lot leaner, and while his overall design still features the red, white, and blue of the American flag, they are not as prominent as they used to be. Now he wears a blue vest with the words ‘Combo Gym’ written on them. He also dons blue shorts and a pair of shoes that reach his ankles. He also replaced his boxing gloves from the earlier game with MMA-style fighting gloves.

Key Information

Age - 30

Birthday - Unknown

Birthplace - Texas

Height - 6'1

Weight - 220 lbs

Availability - Season two DLC

sponsored bannersponsored banner