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Raging Beast
Full Name Kuma II
Nationality Japan/American
Gender Male
Race Grizzly Bear
Relationships Heihachi (master)
Paul Phoenix (rival)
Jin Kazama (enemy)
Fighting Style Kuma Shinken
Occupation none
Debut Tekken 3
Vitality 1,100
Tag Partner Heihachi
"Come at me from any direction!"
—Kuma

Kuma II is a character from the Tekken series. He is the son of Kuma I and made his debut in Tekken 3. He has the intelligence of an average, perhaps slightly dim human being, although this is obviously amazingly intelligent for a bear.

Biography[]

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.

Appearance[]

Kuma was in the Tekken games a very tall bear standing at 9'3 tall but in Street Fighter X Tekken, Kuma's height stands at 7'10 tall.

Personality[]

Story[]

Background[]

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. Kuma is in love with Panda, but she neither shares his feelings nor has any interest in him.

Tekken 3[]

One day while watching TV, Kuma suddenly went wild at the sight of a martial artist with a scarlet go-gi, Paul Phoenix. Kuma has trained since that day to defeat Paul in battle, and entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3. When Paul was victorious, Kuma realized that that he had lost touch with his animal instincts. He realized that as long as he remained Heihachi's pet, he would be unable to use his instincts to his advantage, so Kuma trained alone in the mountains to regain his power.

Tekken 4[]

Life in the wilderness was much more difficult than any training of Heihachi's. Kuma continued his brutal regimen, but he still enjoyed going to a near-by village to watch TV through the villagers' windows; Two years after starting his new regimen, Kuma was watching a commercial through a village window. It announced the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, and Kuma headed there to enter the tournament. He did so determined to defeat Paul, and Kuma finally defeated him during the tournament. The victory was bittersweet, however - his mentor and caretaker, Heihachi, had died.

Tekken 5[]

Kuma was lost without Heihachi, until he learned that the Mishima Zaibatsu was in chaos. Kuma decided that he had to save the Zaibatsu, but by the time Kuma reached their headquarters, someone had already taken control. Kuma was forced back into the mountains once again, reappearing to enter the King of Iron Fist Tounament 5 to honor Heihachi and for the Zaibatsu. Xiaoyu fought Kuma during the tournament to try to make him get over his crush on Panda. Kuma then had a rematch with Paul, and just barely lost. When Kuma got to the headquarters, he found the Zaibatsu's new leader, Jin Kazama. Victory eluded him, however, and Kuma soon found himself in the wilderness once again; he had been unceremoniously dumped in the Hokkaido wilds by helicopter.

Tekken 6[]

Kuma survived, and traversed the vast forests of the island, heading for the Mishima Zaibatsu headquarters. Ready to fight once again, he was determined to beat Jin and take his rightful place as the successor of the Zaibatsu.

Gameplay[]

Techniques[]

Move Name Input
Megaton Claw Hcf.png+Punch.png
Rock'n Roll Circus Hcb.pngRight.png+Punch.png
Headbutt 360.png+Punch.png near opponent
Rolling Bear 360.png+Punch.png
Frolicking Bear Hcb.png+Kick.png
Fatal Wind Hcb.png+Kick x3.png
 	Kuma's_Super_Art_and_Cross_Assault_in_Street_Fighter_X_Tekken 	 			  

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • When beaten by Mega Man, he will remark if Kuma is from Chicago which is a reference to the Chicago Bears Football team.

See also[]

Kuma on the Tekken Wiki

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