Bruce is a Muay Thai
expert and Kazuya Mishima's former bodyguard.
At an early age, Bruce lost his father, mother, and older brother. He turned to
fighting to cope with his losses and later joined the police force. He was also
a role model for children, as shown in his endings. Bruce was sent to Japan to
investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu, which Kazuya Mishima was corrupting. Kazuya
arranged for the plane to crash, and Bruce survived without his memory. Kazuya's
men rescued him and Bruce became one of Kazuya's bodyguards.
Bruce was once thought to be dead after his flight home from The King of Iron
Fist Tournament 2 was reported to be crashed. However, it was revealed in Tekken
5 that Bruce had been working for several special units for many years, and
was currently working as a survival technical guidance instructor. After becoming reacquainted with Kazuya Mishima
at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Bruce Irvin decided to assist Kazuya
with his scheme to takeover G Corporation. After they succeeded,
Kazuya managed to control the corporation from behind closed doors.
Corporation waged war with the Mishima Financial Group (MFG), and Bruce,
as Kazuya's Captain, led Kazuya's private corps into battle, fighting the
MFG the world over. Soon afterwards, G Corporation made preparations to
annihilate the MFG by placing an enormous bounty on Jin
and as anticipated, the MFG began to show signs of movement: the opening
of King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 was announced. Bruce
Irvin has entered the tournament to capture Jin.
Updated: Sept. 6th, 2022
hand-to-hand fighting game needs a solid Muay Thai fighter. Bruce debuted in Tekken
2 presenting a new spin on Muay Thai in fighting games. Of
course he had his trademark hard roundhouse kicks, knees, and elbows, but Bruce also
brought along some badass
throws to his arsenal.
Bruce evolved nicely in TTT1, but his moveset and overall design evolved
most significantly Tekken
5 (due to his awesome new animations) but... "I'm your worst nightmare!?"
C'mon Namco, I know you can give Bruce a little more personality than that.
His boring old intro taunt even remained intact in Tekken 6 and TTT2.
Besides his intimidation/badass factor, Bruce still doesn't have nearly as much
personality other fighters on Tekken. However, Bruce is a
straight-forward, kick-yo-ass martial artist who
hits hard and speaks with his badass fighting style. I guess he's just not the talkative
type. ;) At the end of the day, Bruce is one of the best representations of
Muay Thai in any fighting game, and you will take him seriously if you go
up against a player who knows how to use Bruce.
Style / Moveset