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Kuma (II) Variations
Fighter ID:
Raging Bear
TV, Heihachi and Panda
Training and cooking salmon
Heihachi Mishima's bodyguard
Fighting Style(s)
Heihachi Style Advanced Kuma Shin Ken
14" black and white TVs (because they're difficult to see), Paul Phoenix

Tekken 3
Tekken Tag Tournament
Time release/unlockable
Tekken 4
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 in mid-September 2013 update (precise date varies by region)
Tekken 7

King of Iron Fist Tournament
The Mishima Zaibatsu dispatched Kuma, along with the Tekken Force, to the Philippines on the pretext of helping out with relief efforts after a monstrous typhoon. With the Zaibatsu's financial clout behind them, Kuma and the soldiers visited the stricken areas, gaining the trust of the locals. Before long, local youths, jobless after the disaster, came forward asking to join the Tekken Force. A recruitment test was quickly established and many young hopefuls went to the test location deep in the jungle.

Unbeknownst to them, the final test was a fight against none other than Kuma himself! Some buckled under the pressure and quit, others were eliminated, but in the end one candidate remained: an athletic young woman.

However, the girl took one look at Kuma and burst into tears! Kuma felt bad, but attacked anyway in order to complete his assignment.
Paul Phoenix
Was Defeated
Characters fought to a clear and definitive victory.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3
The first Kuma died of old age during its travels with Heihachi. Its child, also named Kuma, became Heihachi's second pet.

This Kuma is smarter than its father, and a good bodyguard for Heihachi. One day, when it was absorbed in watching TV, it suddenly went wild at the sight of a martial artist with a scarlet go-gi. It was Paul Phoenix!

Kuma has trained since that day to defeat Paul in battle. It doesn't think anything of the God of Fighting, only of defeating Paul.

By the way, Kuma is secretly in love with Xiaoyu's Panda.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4
After losing to Paul Phoenix in the last Tournament, Kuma realized that he had lost touch with his wild instincts.

He realized that as long as he remained Heihachi's pet, he would be unable to use his instincts to his advantage.
Thus Kuma trained alone in the mountains of Hokkaido, determined to regain his powers.

Life in the wilderness was more brutal than any training Kuma had endured under Heihachi. Despite this, Kuma continued his harsh regimen...he burned with a desire to defeat Paul.

His efforts eventually paid off--his skills improved dramatically, and he even developed new attacks of his own.

But the one thing Kuma could not give up was his addiction to television. Every so often, he went down to the village and watched TV through the villagers' windows.

During his second year of training, Kuma went down to the village as usual. While looking through the window of one particular house, he saw a television commercial announcing The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4.

Kuma's instincts burned for battle as he headed towards the Tournament site. Paul would be at the Tournament, and Kuma was determined to defeat him.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5
Heihachi Mishima's ever-loyal pet.

Kuma finally defeated Paul in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. However...

Heihachi was dead.

Kuma was lost without Heihachi.
Then he learned that the Mishima Zaibatsu was in chaos. He knew what he had to do.

"Grr grr! (I'll save the Zaibatsu!)"

By the time Kuma reached headquarters, someone had already taken control.


Kuma was forced back to the mountains.
For Heihachi and the Zaibatsu, he enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Grr!
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6
Kuma barely lost to Paul in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Since the death of his master, Heihachi Mishima, Kuma was convinced that he was the only one who could save the Mishima Zaibatsu. With great resolve, he set out for the Mishima Zaibatsu headquarters, only to find Jin Kazama--the new leader of the Zaibatsu--waiting there for him. Jin unleashed a pummeling against Kuma, then dropped him from a helicopter into the plains of Hokkaido.

Despite the tremendous fall, Kuma survived and traversed the vast plains in search of the Mishima Zaibatsu headquarters. This time, he was determined to defeat Jin and take his place as the rightful successor at the Mishima Zaibatsu.
Street Fighter X Tekken
Raging Beast
A ferocious bear who uses a variation of the Heihachi Mishima style of karate. He is more than a mere pet to Heihachi, and stands as sort of a partner with him. When Jin was in control of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Kuma rescued the company in Heihachi's stead. He has also sat on the Mishima Zaibatsu's board of directors but lost control of the leadership to Jin. Filled with the desire for revenge, he reunites with his master Heihachi and heads to the Antarctic.