Tekken 7 Character Roster
The latest entry on the Tekken franchise currently fields over 50 playable characters with a mix of returning characters and new characters in the series. Given that in its original 1994 release Tekken only had 18 playable characters, it has come a long way.
Perhaps most impressive is the ability of Bandai Namco to develop the story and relations between the Tekken 7 roster across the series. Many are either part of a family lineage, like the Mishima, Kazama, or Williams families. Or their goals force a confrontation between them, like attempting to harness the power of the Demon Gene. The vast diversity of its cast has only increased over the years, with the introduction of characters from all over the World. From Brazil, Malaysia, Poland, and more. Not only that but their cultural heritage and identity sets them apart from other portrayals of these regions in games, giving each character a massive pool of fans from their countries.
Like many fighting games, Tekken has also brought in characters from other well-known fighting game franchises. With some of Tekken 7 DLC characters like Akuma from Street Fighter or Geese from Fatal Fury. However, these are tame compared to Tekken's original cast, which includes a Soviet-era android who was then developed underground by a teenager. A crazy scientist hellbent on bringing back his daughter, the entire concept of the Demon Gene, and much more. As all characters have a part in the overarching story of the Tekken series, be it as just goofy sidekicks or pivotal members of the big actors in the story.
All Tekken characters have a unique fighting style often inspired by real-life martial arts or a combination of some martial arts. You can check out all of these details on this DashFight Tekken 7 character list to find the characters that best fit your playstyle or find the top tier of competitors who currently play the characters to learn or gauge the character's character viability in competitions.