Tekken 8 Characters We Want to See Return

Bandai Namco Entertainment has just finished its Tekken 7 updates, and many fans are waiting what's next for the series. Presumably, we'll be getting the Tekken sequel soon for the next generation consoles, which means it's time to start thinking about which characters we want to see make a comeback.

Tekken 8: Characters That Should Return

Baek Doo-San

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In the Tekken story, Baek Doo-San is Hwoarang's master in Taekwondo. Early in the series, Baek was the Taekwondo character before he was heavily injured and replaced by his pupil. Still, he returned in succeeding entries after Tekken 3. Baek's last appearance was in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 which was just the game before Tekken 7.

His return as a playable character in Tekken 8 would give players a better option for a kick-focused character, since he's simpler to use than Hwoarang.

Bruce Irvin

Ever since he was introduced in Tekken, Bruce Irvin was the Muay Thai character of the series. However, two characters replaced his spot in Tekken 7. Josie Rizal was introduced as the game's kickboxer character at first, and Fahkumram was a monster of a Muay Thai representative from Thailand. Irvin's inclusion seemed redundant, which is a shame.

His role in the story is that he is the bodyguard of Kazuya Mishima and has been a crucial military leader for the G Corporation in the fight against Mishima Zaibatsu forces. Potentially, he could return not as a Muay Thai fighter for Tekken 8, but as a Krav Maga practitioner. Irvin's background as a mercenary makes more sense as Krav Maga is a popular hand-to-hand fighting style for soldiers, and I hope we see something along these lines in Tekken 8.

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Roger Jr.

Aside from martial arts practitioners, Tekken is also known to add oddities as part of their roster. Characters such as Kuma, Panda, and Alisa Bosconovitch all have fighting styles which are completely unrelated to martial arts. In Tekken 7, Roger Jr. and his father Roger weren't included in the game as the Kangaroo with boxing gloves character.

While the Kangaroos are the characters that nobody expects to win in fights, underdog picks are surprising to see, especially if they win competitions in the game. Let's give Harada another reason to be surprised similar to when Rangchu took the Tekken World Tour 2018 crown as its champion.