Tekken 8 roster – every confirmed and leaked character

A total of 24 characters have been confirmed in the Tekken 8 roster, so discover whether your favorite characters made the list and what new moves they have.

September 19, 2023: Added entry for Feng Wei.

Which characters are in Tekken 8? Over the years, many fighters have participated in the King of Iron Fist Tournaments, but the latest installment sees the absence of one key face in particular. Heihatchi Mishima is officially dead, and now the world’s fate is in the hands of those rising to face his demonic son, Kazuya. Some directly oppose him, whereas others fight for their own ambitions.

Most of the characters in the Tekken 8 roster so far revealed are returning characters, and we’ve had enough time with some of them that we’ve got a Tekken 8 tier list that shows how good they are during the early stages of development. Some fighters have been with the fighting game series since the beginning, whereas others are more recent inclusions, and one character is even making a long-awaited comeback in Tekken 8. With 25 characters officially revealed and a recent potential leak showing a couple more, while we wait for the Tekken 8 release date, here is everything we know about the roster so far.

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Tekken 8 characters list

Here are the confirmed characters in the Tekken 8 roster:

  • Feng Wei (NEW)
  • Dragunov
  • Shaheen
  • Steve Fox
  • Leo
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Kuma
  • Azucena
  • Raven
  • Jin Kazama
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • Paul Phoenix
  • Marshall Law
  • Nina Williams
  • Jack-8
  • King
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Jun Kazama
  • Ling Xiaoyu
  • Asuka Kazama
  • Leroy Smith
  • Lili
  • Bryan Fury
  • Hwoarang
  • Claudio Sefarino

Feng Wei is a returning character in the Tekken 8 roster, only he now has an ornate golden dragon on his shoulder.

Feng Wei

Making his first appearance in Tekken 5, this ruthless Chinese martial artist murdered his former master after being scolded by him for fighting outside of the dojo. He now travels around the globe, seeking power and destroying many dojos in his wake. Despite this power-hungry streak, he seems to have a sense of honor as he accepts defeat against those who best him in combat. After being defeated by Leroy Smith in the last King of Iron Fist Tournament, however, Feng vows to avenge his defeat after he is humiliated by Leroy’s parting shot, saying that Feng is unworthy of even being compared to his master.

Tekken 8 roster: Dragunov, wearing a snow jacket, is about to hit the camera with an ice-based attack.


First appearing in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, this cold-hearted Spetnaz commando with Marilyn Manson-inspired looks has always served the will of the Russian military. He is known as the “White Angel of Death” due to his fighting prowess and chilly personality. He has a deep-rooted rivalry with Raven.

Shaheen is kicking his way onto the Tekken 8 roster.


As one of the newer characters who first appeared in Tekken 7, Shaheen entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament to infiltrate the G Corporation upon suspecting foul play after all the management at his friend’s oil company mysteriously resigned. Upon learning from a close friend that Kazuya Mishima was pulling the strings, he set out to investigate.

Steve Fox is a returning member of the Tekken 8 roster, and is punching King in the stomach.

Steve Fox

Steve is a British boxing middleweight champion who was adopted at a young age and knew nothing of his past, including the origin of a scar on his arm. As it turns out, he was the result of genetic experiments attempting to replicate the effects of the Devil Gene on humans, and while the experiment was a failure, Leo’s mother helped him escape by faking his death. Steve fights primarily with punches and weaving motions, rarely resorting to kicking.

Leo is a younger fighter in the Tekken 8 roster, with blonde hair and a red jacket with white tassels.


Leo’s mother, Emma Kliesen, was killed prior to the events of Tekken 6, and they entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament after discovering that Kazuya was the culprit. After delving further into their mother’s past, they discovered that Emma worked for the Mishima Zaibatsu as a scientist.

One of the cooler members of the Tekken 8 roster, Yoshimitsu is wearing blue samurai armor with a similar design to that of his iconic Tekken 3 appearance. He is slicing an obscured opponent in an homage to the delayed blood spurt spot in Japanese films and games.


The leader of the Manji Clan is an extremely skilled swordsman who has a habit of changing his appearance in every Tekken game. This particular outfit is a blue variation styled heavily on his iconic Tekken 3 armor. He has previously had several run-ins with the Mishima Zaibatsu, rescuing his friend Doctor Bosconovitch in the process, as the doctor gave him a mechanical arm when it was cut off during an infiltration mission gone wrong.

Kuma, one of the oldest members of the Tekken 8 roster, is holding a fish while wearing a red headband and a torn leather jacket.


The second Kuma of his line was Heihachi Mishima’s pet bear, who technically first appeared in Tekken 3. It’s reasonably clear that the death of his former master has affected him somewhat, given his Rambo-inspired gear and a penchant for missiles disguised as tasty salmon. Now this unruly ursine is fighting for revenge for his former master against Kazuya.

Azucena is a new character in the Tekken 8 roster. She is wearing a colorful jacket over a red t-shirt with a crescent moon design. She has a crescent moon pendant and a flower in her brown hair.


Known by many as the ‘Peruvian Coffee Queen’, Azucena owns Ortiz Farm, a coffee plantation that also grinds and sells its own coffee beans close to the site of an ancient Incan temple, possibly Machu Picchu. Azucena’s fighting style is unique in that she seems to have counter stances she uses to avoid incoming blows, following up with heavy-hitting counter moves.

Raven is a returning character to the Tekken 8 roster. He is wearing sunglasses, has a scarred face, and has wristguards with a blue and gold design.


Returning after a brief absence in Tekken 7, Raven has undergone some training to hone his Ninjutsu skills. As a result, he now has many new moves to use in combat, such as the ability to create shadow clones. These are an integral part of his fighting style as he can briefly switch with his copies to land otherwise impossible blows.

Jin Kazama is the main protagonist of the Tekken 8 roster and is wearing a bomber jacket.

Jin Kazama

While first introduced in Tekken 3, Jin didn’t really become the character we know him as today until he began mixing Mishima and Kazama fighting styles in Tekken 4. His main goal now is to end the  Mishima bloodline and rid the world of the devil gene.

Kazuya Mishima is the main antagonist of the Tekken series and part of the Tekken 8 roster. This character wears a business suit and a scaly purple trenchcoat. One of his eyes glows red.

Kazuya Mishima

Having finally killed his father, Heihatchi, Kazuya Mishima is now the main antagonist of the Tekken series. He uses a mixture of the Mishima fighting style and his devil gene to now control the world with his G Corporation, which has now surpassed the power of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Paul is one of the Tekken 8 roster and a character who has been in the series since the start. His normally raised hair is now flattened.

Paul Phoenix

Paul Phoenix is one of the few characters in the Tekken series that’s been in every game in the series. He uses a variety of kicks and punches to dominate the competition and is a previous winner of the King of Iron Fist Tournament.

Marshal Law is one of the original characters and now part of the Tekken 8 roster. He has a strapped up hand and is wearing a pendant.

Marshall Law

Marshall Law has been part of the Tekken series since the beginning, though not always part of the playable roster. He is the original kicking and flipping powerhouse, using his inner chi to power up his moves.

Nina Williams is one of the original characters now part of the Tekken 8 roster. She is wearing sunglasses, wearing a black leather jacket, and a purple scarf.

Nina Williams

Formerly a mercenary for hire, Nina Williams is now the commander of the G Corporation forces. She uses a unique assassin-based fighting style to grapple, punch, and kick her targets until they are eliminated.

Jack-8 is one of the more unconventional Tekken 8 roster charactrers. He is a cybernetic mech with a laser visor and a neon mohawk.


As the eighth model of the Jack series, this is the fastest and most powerful version. He normally uses rocket-powered punches to blast away enemies, but this model also has a big cannon for finishing blows.

King is a wrestler wearing a tiger mask and is one of the more colorful characters in the Tekken 8 roster.


As the second man to wear the iconic tiger mask, this version of King has been part of the series since Tekken 3 and was one of the kids brought up in the original King’s orphanage. He uses wrestling moves to lay the smackdown on his foes.

Lars is one of the Tekken 8 roster. He is wearing a really elaborate coat and has slicked back hair.

Lars Alexandersson

Lars first appeared in Tekken 6 and is the illegitimate child of Heihachi Mishima and an unknown Swedish mother. He is the leader of a rebel splinter group from Tekken Force and seeks to destroy the entire Mishima dynasty, though he has recently seen eye-to-eye with Jin Kazama.

Jun Kazama is one of the more surprising inclusions in the Tekken 8 roster characters. She is wearing white clothing and has a tame bird on her finger.

Jun Kazama

Jun hasn’t been part of the main Tekken roster since Tekken 2 but has made sporadic appearances in the Tag Tournament side games. Jun was attacked by Ogre and disappeared. Her fighting style is very similar to Asuka Kazama’s, but she’s since gained new supernatural powers.

Ling Xiaoyu is wearing a Chinese dress and striking a fighting pose. She is one of the Tekken 8 roster characters.

Ling Xiaoyu

Ling Xiaoyu joined the regularly appearing roster in Tekken 3. She initially wanted to build a theme park but has since befriended Jin Kazama. She uses her speed and skill to flip and kick to victory.

Asuka Kazama is one of the Tekken 8 roster and has been constant staple since Tekken 5. She is wearing a school uniform with a beret.

Asuka Kazama

Asuka has been part of the Tekken roster since Tekken 5, and while she was originally sharing a familial tie with Jin and Jun Kazama, it’s apparently more complicated than that. She uses the Kazama fighting style, similar to Jun Kazama in Tekken 2, and rivals with Lili.

Leroy is one of the Tekken 8 characters in the roster and is a more recent inclusion. He is standing with a fighting pose, wearing sunglasses, chains, and an open shirt, and has white dreadlocks.

Leroy Smith

Leroy is a relative newcomer to the series, first appearing as part of the third season pass for Tekken 7, but he has made quite the impact as a fan favorite. He uses Wing Chun martial arts to fight street gangs in New York City, blaming the Mishima Zaibatsu for the city’s troubles.

Lili is a blonde French noble wearing an elaborate dress with a cravat. She is one of the main Tekken 8 roster and has been one of the characters since Tekken 5.


As one of the characters introduced during the Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection update, Emilie De Rochefort is a rich aristocrat who first fought to help end her father’s business. She has since developed a rivalry with Asuka Kazama after losing to her in the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament.

Bryan is one of the Tekken 8 roster and a character that is part robot and part human. He has scars on his chest and a tribal tattoo on his neck.

Bryan Fury

First appearing in Tekken 3 as a hidden character, Bryan Fury has always been a little unhinged and destructive. He mostly uses his fists and has brutal punch combos to hit enemies as hard as possible.

Hwoarang is a member of the Tekken 8 roster and character that's been in the series since the third game. He is now wearing a Taekwondo Gi.


Hwoarang is the long-term rival of Jin Kazama, first appearing in Tekken 3 alongside him. He specializes in explosive kicks and aerial attacks with his Taekwondo training.

Claudio is a black-haired man with white cape and gloves with a belt tied around his arm. He is one of the Tekken 8 roster characters and has a deformed eye.

Claudio Sefarino

Claudio is one of the more recent inclusions to the growing Tekken roster, first appearing in the seventh game in the series. He is the de facto leader of the Archers of Sirius, who seek to exorcise demons and rid the world of supernatural threats.

Tekken 8 character leaks

On July 28, 2023, TheLewan, who is the leader of the Band of Brawlers esports team, tweeted what he claims is the full Tekken 8 roister, including several unrevealed fighters. If this leak is true, the total main roster for Tekken 8 will feature at least 22 returning characters. The leak did not mention any new fighters.

Here are all the Tekken 8 characters in the leak that are not yet revealed:

  • Zafina
  • Alisa

Those are the currently revealed characters in the Tekken 8 roster. We’re pretty sure that this is not the final lineup for the base game. Heck, we’ve only just seen what ridiculous design Yoshimitsu is sporting this time around, so we’ll keep this up to date. In the meantime, why not check out some of the best multiplayer games to see if anything takes your fancy?