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Tekken Fighters
Fighter ID:
South Korea
Blood Type
Eye Color
Fighting Style(s)
Tae Kwon Do
Hair Color
Blood Talon
21 (as of Tekken 5)
Yachting (good at all sports)
Rock music, street fighting, arguing
Soldier (formerly a street thug leader)
Mishima Style Fighting Karate, Jin Kazama

Tekken 3
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken 4
Tekken Advance
Game Boy Advance
Tekken 5
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Street Fighter X Tekken / Street Fighter vs. Tekken
Playstation 3
Tekken Revolution
Playstation Network
Added for unlocking on 7/16/2013
Tekken 7
Tekken 8

King of Iron Fist Tournament
"Come at me! I'll take you down"
Hwoarang sees one man as his rival: Jin Kazama. Jin, CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu, declared war against the world, and in the ensuing turmoil vanished suddenly, without a trace. Suspecting there is more to Jin's disappearance than meets the eye, Hwoarang vowed to track him down.

With only a shred of reliable information at hand, he headed to the Middle East. After a series of dead leads, Hwoarang heard word that a demon had appeared in a town. Without a second thought, he got on his motorcycle and hammered down there.

When he arrived, the place had been deserted, save for Jin Kazama in his devil form.
Baek Do San
Has imparted some or all of their fighting prowess upon another.
Jin Kazama
Spitting black emnity
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3
A tough raised on the mean streets of Korea, and trained in Taekwando by Baek Do San. Hwoarang entered this Tournament after Ogre attacked his mentor Baek, whom Hwoarang respects greatly. He wants to redeem himself by taking revenge against Ogre and defeating Jin Kazama (Hwoarang failed to beat Jin in a previous fight).
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4
Back in his homeland of Korea, Hwoarang was drafted into the military and assigned to a SpecOps unit. Although his success in various missions was highly regarded, his penchant for disobeying rules and orders gave his senior officers more than a few headaches.

Hwoarang felt a strange emptiness within him. He recalled longlingly of the days hustling money in street fights, the rush of hand-to-hand combat, and his fight against Jin Kazama. The military could not quell these yearnings.

One day, the announcement of the next Tournament reached Hwoarang's ears. For the first time in years, his blood began to stir. He would defeat Jin, Heihachi Mishima, and anyone else who dared to stand in his way of claiming Mishima Zaibatsu as his own. Bursting with anticipation, Hwoarang slipped out from the military base and headed for the Tournament.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5
Jin Kazama's rival.

Near the end of the previous tournament, the Korean Military arrested Hwoarang.

At the Korean embassy, a man claiming to be the ambassador passed him a letter.

"I've recieved this letter for you from the military. Take a look."

Hwoarang couldn't believe his eyes.

"Get me out of here now," says Hwoarang.

Next day, Hwoarang flew to Korea to complete his training.

Now done with his military service, Hwoarang is ready to finish Jin Kazama!
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6
Hwoarang succeeded in defeating Jin in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. However, in the next instant, the defeated Jin let out an inhuman roar and Hwoarang was thrown through the air by violent winds. Sprouting black wings, Jin stood before him... looking just like a devil. Extremely outmatched, Hwoarang was prepared for death as he lost consciousness. When he awoke, he was in a hospital bed. After hearing about what happened from Baek Doo San, Hwoarang pushed away the nurse and quickly rushed to his teacher, begging for more training.

After he left the hospital, Hwoarang trained with more vigor than ever before. Intent on defeating his former rival, he left for The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.
Street Fighter X Tekken
Free-wheeling Kicks
A young man who usually fights with a cool composure, but in reality is a hot-blooded man looking for a good fight. In the past, he was prone to hustling people into street fights, but under the guidance of Baek, he is now fully devoted to his training. Hwoarang enters a mixed martial arts tournament as per Baek's request, but the tournament ground is reduced to rubble as a war erupts over Pandora. The fired-up Hwoarang forms a temporary alliance with Steve to exact revenge on their attackers.

Fun Facts
What About Bob?
Though there are many versions of the story explaining its origin, Hwoarang is most commonly known amongst internet Tekken players as "Bob". Out of encouragement (or spite) the name was given to the overweight martial arts master character debuting in Tekken 6.
Birds of a Feather
Though they both use the same style of Taekwando, Hwoarang has made great strides in developing his own variation in his master's absense, namely in the application of the Flamingo stance. Nonetheless, they have managed to share a few common moves like the Cannonball, Swordfish, and Roll & Choke throws, as well as the Heel Lance, Hunting Hawk, and Head Knocker attacks.