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"That's all you got? Not even worth my breath!"
— Heihachi

Heihachi Mishima (三島 平八, Mishima Heihachi) is a guest character from Soulcalibur II, hailing from the Tekken video game series. He appears in the PlayStation 2 version of Soulcalibur II, he is also included in both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 online HD ports along with Todd McFarlane's comic book character, Spawn.

What lies in his soul is Strength.

Appearance

Heihachi appears as an aged man with impressive muscular stature. Appearing post Tekken 2, Heihachi has long white balding hair that spikes upward, features thick eyebrows and facial hair. His skin is covered in scars to demonstrate the battles he has been through. His primary attire consists a stylized blue hakama with gold markings and a shirt tied around his waist. Many of his appearances feature him wearing a sleeveless black gi with a tiger head sewn in and geta which is used here as his secondary costume.

Biography

After completing his mountain training with his pet bear, Kuma, Heihachi stopped by at a hot springs resort to recuperate. There he encountered an ancient metallic fragment. According to old picture scrolls, this shard was a piece of Soul Edge, a notorious sword from medieval Europe. Grabbing the fragment in excitement, he accidentally cut his fingertip; and after a moment of dizziness passed, Heihachi looked around at his surroundings. A feeling of uneasiness washed over him as he was no longer at the resort he had been at just a few moments ago. He was stunned, but nevertheless remained collected. After he wandered for a while, he concluded that he was no longer in modern day Japan. He had somehow traveled back in time to the later sixteenth century. Though he wanted to return to his own time, part of him was trembling with anticipation of what was about to transpire. He knew the history behind the fragment, which was ripe with battles between warriors fighting for its possession. Now, he was right in the midst of it all. He eventually decided that finding and obtaining Soul Edge was the perfect challenge to test his strength and proceeded to seek it out.

Soulcalibur II Ending

Seeking battles, Heihachi threw himself into the vortex of chaos surrounding the evil blade. He fought capable warriors day and night, defeating them one after another. And in the end, Heihachi challenged the demonic sword that stood in the very center of the fray. After defeating the best, Heihachi came to and realized that he was back in his familiar time.

Weapons

Quotes

  • Who do you think you are?
  • What can you do?
  • What's your name, little boy?
  • What's your name, little girl?
  • Let's see what you're made of.
  • That's all you've got? Not even worth my breath!
  • I'd love to show this to that idiot son of mine!
  • Insolent fool.
  • You pathetic swine!
  • Get lost. You're in my way!
  • Come back when you're ready.
  • No problem.
  • Pathetic!
  • Huh?
  • What?
  • You may be... A worthy opponent. (before his Destined Battle with Raphael)
  • That's it? That was boring! (after his Destined Battle with Raphael)
  • You think you can beat me? That's mildly amusing. (before fighting Inferno in Arcade mode)
  • Even Kuma is stronger than you! (after fighting Inferno in Arcade mode)

Trivia

  • All of Heihachi's "weapons" are armguards, except for his ultimate weapon, Tekken, which appears to be nothing. This implies that Heihachi is at his most powerful when relying solely on his own power. This is a notable trait of his in the Tekken series, as Heihachi chooses to train his own body and use only his own skill to fight, rather than rely on the power of the Devil Gene like other Mishima family members.
    • Recently revealed by Katsuhiro Harada, Chief Producer of the Tekken franchise, is that Heihachi's lack of reliance on the abilities of the Devil Gene is due to the fact that he lacks said gene. This trait is shared with his father Jinpachi Mishima, and his sons Lars Alexandersson and Lee Chaolan, with the latter of the two being adopted and none of them being featured in the Soul series.
  • "Tekken" is also a weapon used by Savyna, a character from the Namco RPG, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings And The Lost Ocean.
  • It may be possible that the events set in the present from Soulcalibur II take place sometime between Tekken 3 and Tekken 4.
  • Heihachi also appeared in Namco X Capcom, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and in Project X Zone.
  • In spite of being an unarmed character in a weapon fighting game, Heihachi is generally agreed to be the overall best guest fighter across console versions of Soulcalibur II (at least when it comes to the tier list, though most tournaments ban guest characters).
  • If played with the English voices, Soulcalibur II is the one of the only instances Heihachi speaks English (the others being Tekken: The Motion Picture, Tekken: Blood Vengeance (with English voices selected), the 2010 Tekken Film, and Street Fighter X Tekken).
  • One of his quotes, "I'd love to show this to that idiot son of mine!", refers to Kazuya, another character from the Tekken series, although the latter never appears in any of the Soul games, although he can be created in Soul Calibur III.
  • Heihachi's English voice actor for Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Jamieson Price, voices Algol.
  • Heihachi is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson credited as Victor Stone, along with Spawn.
  • Heihachi's secondary Soul Calibur II artwork as seen below was reused in Namco X Capcom.

Etymology

Heihachi means "Flat Eight" in Japanese.

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