Heihachi Mishima is a fictional character and was one the main antagonists in the Tekken series. A vile and power hungry monster, he is almost always responsible for the events of the games but later his impact seems to decrease as of Tekken 5 and onwards reduced as a plucky comic relief. Though in Tekken 7 he seems to regain his prominence.

Heihachi was the antagonist of 1, 3, and 4.


Early life

Heihachi Mishima is the son of Jinpachi Mishima, the head and founder of the Mishima Zaibatsu. However, he takes over the company and imprisons his father beneath Hon Maru for years.

He married a woman named Kazumi and had a son named Kazuya. In order to prove he is strong, Heihachi threw his son over a cliff to see if he can climb back up. Kazuya succeed, but only because he inherited the "Devil Gene" which made him extremely powerful. Later he adopted the Chinese orphan Lee Chaolan, but he did this only for giving Kazuya a rival and he never cared about him.

Oliver the Giant Kitten

I Wanted a Black Cat

Oliver's Christmas Carol

Tekken 1

Heihachi announces the King of Iron Fist Tournament to test his son fighting skills. Kazuya defeated him, and got thrown into the same cliff as a child.

Tekken 2

Heihachi manages to survive the fall but Kazuya takes control of the Mishima Zaibatsu and becomes a tyrant like him. Heihachi went to the mountains with his bear Kuma and started training. Two years later, the Mishima Zaibatsu announces The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. After much deviant acts, Heihachi vows to take back the Zaibatsu and enters the Tournament. Along the way, he encounters Lee and defeats him. Heihachi finally succeeds by defeating Kazuya and throwing him into the mouth of a volcano. After this he expelled Lee from the Mishima Zaibatsu for cooperation with Kazuya.

Tekken 3

Heihachi got back Mishima Zaibatsu after defeated Kazuya. He organized Tekken Force and sent them to produce food and feed poor people in order to gain a support world leaders.

15 years later Tekken Force in the Middle America dug a still a mysterious creature. Heihachi learned that the creature can be legendary God of Fighting Ogre. Heihachi thought that if he capture Ogre he will rule the world.

One day Heihachi was visited by 15-year-old boy Jin Kazama who was his grandson and Kazuya's son. Jin told him what was happened with his mother Jun Kazama and Heihachi convinced that Ogre is a reason for the disappearance of the best fighters in the world. In the nineteenth Jin's birthday Heihachi announced the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3. He also saw that Jin has a dangerous force which Kazuya had too. Heihachi decided to kill Jin after he capture Ogre.

When Jin defeated Ogre Tekken Force with Heihachi started shooting to him. Then in Jin awakened Devil Gene. He attacked Tekken Force and Heihachi and flew away.

Tekken 4

Heihachi failed to capture Ogre, but with the help of scientists, he collected his blood and tissues. It was used to create a new life form by combining Heihachi's and Ogre's genetic material. Experiment failed, but Heihachi learned that the Devil Gene is necessary to integrate Ogre's genome with his own. To get the Devil gene Heihachi searched Jin, who had transformed into the Devil in the last Tournament.

During the searching he learned that body of his son Kazuya, whom he killed 20 years ago was stored in biotech firm called G Corporation. Heihachi sent Tekken Force to raid G Corporation to obtain Kazuya's remains. The mission ended when Kazuya revived by G Corporation retaliated.

To create a new life form Heihachi needed the body of Kazuya or Jin, because both have Devil Gene. He decided to announced the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4.

During the Tournament Heihachi ordered Tekken Force to capture Jin. In the final battle he was fighting with Kazuya, and defeated him. He didn't kill him and they both went to Hon Maru. When Kazuya saw Jin he deafened Heihachi. When he awakened Kazuya was unconscious after battle with Jin. Heihachi decided defeat his grandson, but Jin transformed into the Devil. He was near to kill him, but suddenly he said "Thank my mother, Jun Kazama" and flew away.

Tekken 5

After their loss to Jin Heihachi and Kazuya in Hon Maru were attacked by the Jacks sent by G Corporation. The two worked together until Kazuya sold him out by tossing him to the Jacks. A Jack just activated a self-destruct sequence, and Heihachi was presumed dead.

In reality, he was just tossed a few miles away from the explosion and landed on a graveyard. He was unconscious for weeks and awaked to learn that the Mishima Zaibatsu is taken. Because of that, Heihachi entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 to regain his company.

Tekken 6

In previous tournament Heihachi battled with Raven. After fight, he returned to Mishima Zaibatsu. Suddenly, his entry has been blocked by Jin, who has taken over the Mishima Zaibatsu. Heihachi enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 in order to regain his company.

In Scenario Campaign Heihachi met his son Lars Alexandersson, who defeated him.

Tekken 7

Heihachi Mishima appears in Tekken 7 where it's revealed that he seemingly kills Kazumi but despite this he still loves her.


  • Jin Kazama
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • Kuma
  • Ganryu
  • Lee Chaolan
  • Paul Phoenix
  • King
  • Marshall Law
  • Forest Law
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Jack
  • Jack-2
  • Lei Wulong
  • Roger
  • Alex
  • Eddy Gordo
  • Julia Chang
  • Gun Jack
  • Mokujin
  • Ogre
  • True Ogre
  • Tetsujin
  • Jack-5
  • Jack-6


  • Heihachi was long uk pitched screams in Oliver the Kitten films, Tekken 3 (Arcade Version) and Tekken Tag Tournament (Arcade Version).
  • Heihachi was long low pitched screams in Tekken 3 (Playstation Console).


Jinpachi Mishima - Father

Kazumi Mishima - Wife

Kazuya Mishima - Son

Lars Alexandersson - Son (illegitimate)

Lee Chaolan - Adoptive Son

Jin Kazama - Grandson