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Yoshimitsu (吉光)Yoshimitsu (吉光) is a fictional character who was first introduced in the original Tekken game and has returned for all subsequent sequels in the Tekken series, except Tekken Revolution. Additionally, an analogous character bearing the same name, weapon, clan, and basic information, was later carried over into Namco’s Soul series of fighting games as a major character, making his debut in Soul Calibur and returned for all of the series main installments.
Yoshimitsu appeared in the movie (Tekken: The Motion Picture) as a minor character. He was one of the people participating in the tournament.
Yoshimitsu (吉光) was originally introduced in Tekken. Due to his unique look and fighting style he has proven popular amongst fans and he has returned for all subsequent sequels, becoming one of only four characters to do so, the others are Paul Phoenix, Nina Williams, and Heihachi Mishima. Additionally, an analogous character bearing the same name, weapon, clan, and background was later carried over into Namco’s Soul Series of fighting games, making his debut in Soul Calibur and once again returning for all of the sequels. This has led fans to speculate about the connection between the two series and the history of the character. Yoshimitsu is one of the most recognisable characters outside of the series even with his ever changing appearance, becoming a Namco Bandai staple.
Yoshimitsu was one of only two characters to carry a weapon in Tekken, the other being Kunimitsu. Though Kunimitsu got the chance to actually use it in gameplay in Tekken 2. In Tekken 6 he gains a second sword and a drastic change in gameplay. Based from win quotes in Street Fighter X Tekken the curse of his sword seems to be of some renown since many fighters such as Jin, Kazuya, Ryu and Akuma all seem to know the curse of his sword while some fighters like Hwoarang also sense supernatural powers within it.
Yoshimitsu's most popular design seems to be his Tekken 3 default outfit, as it has appeared in the most games: Tekken 3, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Advance, and Street Fighter X Tekken. The outfit was also used as the design for Yoshimitsu in the 2010 live action Tekken film.
His title in the original trilogy is Mechanized Space Ninja.
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