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King
Tekken 7
Tekken 7

King

King is popular thanks to his appearance and presence in every Tekken game. The series has two Kings. Both wear a jaguar mask and both are from Mexico. The fighting style of King is defensive with quick attacks and good punishing possibilities.Know more

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Win rate

42%(74-103)

Pick rate

1%

Total players

177

Statistics

The chart shows this character's most frequent matchups, and also the most favorable ones based on win rate.

King matchup chart

Win rate

0%100%
CharacterWin rateTotal usage
Kunimitsu47 %17
Jin33 %15
Paul30 %10
Fahkumram44 %9
Kazuya38 %8
Lars57 %7
Steve43 %7
Yoshimitsu29 %7
Bryan50 %6
King50 %6

Character abilities

  • Evasiveness: 6

  • Combo Damage: 6

  • Mobility: 6

  • Wall Carry: 6

  • Throw Game: 10

More about King:

Biography

Story

The first King was an orphan who fought on the streets for money. Once, he got severe injuries and almost died, but catholic monks saved him. That was a life-changing moment - the guy decided to open his orphanage and help children. This idea needed money, so King started participating in professional wrestling tournaments. One of such opportunities to earn was the King of Iron Fist Tournament.

During the first event organized by Heihachi MishimaKing met Armor King. First, they were rivals but then became good friends. King was second at the tournament and got enough money to support his orphanage.

However, that prize was soon over, and King needed money to support the orphanage. King won nothing this time. After his second King of Iron Fist Tournament, this fighter was killed by Ogre. Another guy took his place in the game with the same jaguar mask. Some people call him King II, but more often, he is called King.

This second King also was an orphan. Nevertheless, he was fortunate enough to get into the orphanage of the first King. The guy lived and worked there until the death of that kind man. Feeling responsible for the others, King II took the mask and started to fight at wrestling tournaments. He had no skills to win until he met Armor King and began training under his guidance. Soon, the new King was ready to perform at the King of Iron Fist Tournament. Victories there did not bring too much joy. First, Armor King got problems with his weak heart and was killed in a bar fight by Craig MardukKing looked for revenge and defeated Marduk during their battle at the tournament. However, then, seeing the enemy struggling, King decided to move forward with his life.

King and Marduk met again at the next King of Iron Fist TournamentMarduk wears a black jaguar mask and provokes King to fight. One of the opponents, Julia Chang, tries to reason with King, but he is too angry to listen to her. Nevertheless, in the end, when King defeated Marduk again, he offered his friendship, and the two fighters worked as a team to defeat their common opponents.

A bit later, some guy wearing the mask of Armor King attacked Marduk. Two friends entered the sixth King of Iron Fist Tournament to discover who that man was and punish him. Thus they get acquainted with a brother of Armor King, named Armor King II. The seventh tournament is again a chance to earn money - primarily to rescue MardukKing tries to make peace between his friend and Armor King II. With a great style, King defeats the dangerous robot fighter Jack-7.

Personality

Despite his aggressive and muscular appearance, King has a golden heart and a dream to build an orphanage and protect helpless children all over the world, and his orphanage is the reason he fights. King adores children and serves as a role model for all of the children in his orphanage. Because King had a difficult childhood, he is compassionate and kind to everyone, knowing how difficult life can be. He is also known for being a quick forgiver.

Playstyle

Contrary to popular belief, King is more of a defensive character than an outright offensive one. Due to his limited range and high risk, players must use King cautiously. His fighting style relies heavily on speed, agility, good movement, and a good eye for punishment.

Additionally, if used correctly and unbroken, King's chain grabs have been known to deal damage equivalent to half-life. King still has some problematic chains to break since opponents can break them in various ways. Many high-level players avoid them out of fear of breaking. Players who do not rush into battle but instead use good punishes and a challenging grappling game to keep their opponent at bay will be rewarded by King.

Appearance

King is a tall, muscular Mexican man with black hair and light brown skin. His jaguar masked appearance and trademark "point" has made him one of the most recognizable characters in the Tekken series and the fighting game genre.

Key Information:

Origin: Mexican

Age: 30

Fighting Style: Lucha Libre

Debut: Tekken, December 1994

Availability: Base Character

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