The Jack robot series
was partly created by
Dr. Boskonovitch. The original
Jack robot appeared in Tekken 1, Jack-2 is from Tekken 2, Jack-3 is
considered to be
Jack, Jack-4 was never playable in a game but can be seen in the Tekken
5 intro, Jack-5 made his return as a playable character in Tekken 5, Jack-6 appears in Tekken 6
and Tekken Tag 2, and Jack-7 appears in Tekken 7. In
addition, Jack-X (based on Jack-6) is the series of Jack
robots that appear in Street Fighter X Tekken.
The original military cyborg Jack was developed as a shock weapon. In Tekken
1, Jack's handlers sent him to the tournament to get rid of Kazuya
when they got wind of his plans for a world coup d'etat. Nothing but a robot
could boast his violent attacks and stupendous power.
In Tekken 3, Jack-2 is "reborn". When Jane, now a physicist,
was eight years old, she was rescued from a bacteriological war by the Russian
military robot Jack-2. However, Jack-2 was later destroyed by a satellite weapon
as Jane, still a young girl, watched in horror. Jane, now 27, could not forget
the nightmare of Jack-2 having collapsed beside her. She spent 10 years
restoring Jack-2 to 90% functionality, but it seemed to have lost the human
characteristics that set it apart from Jack. Jane worked hard analyzing the
program in order to return to Jack-2 the gentle soul which had saved her life.
Through detailed analysis, she found that most of Jack-2's programming was
created by Mishima Industries, one of the subsidiaries of the Mishima Zaibatsu.
Moreover, she discovered a hidden program... 'Project Gun Jack'. It laid the
groundwork for a new weapon, a pivot gun. In order to restore Jack-2 completely,
Jane had to approach the Mishima Zaibatsu and solve the mystery of the project.
She quickly installed the hidden program and brought the newly dubbed Gun Jack
to the Mishima Zaibatsu.
Two years before Tekken 5, a physics scientist named Jane tried to sneak
into Mishima Industries with Gun Jack. However, they were discovered by a Tekken
Force patrol and were fired upon. Gun Jack placed himself in the line of fire to
protect Jane. After the hail of bullets stopped, Gun Jack had ceased to move.
The day after, Jane was found and rescued by a G Corporation freighter. Jane
joined the robotics division of G Corporation and successfully created Jack-4.
Jane used data collected from Jack-4 and began work on a newer model, Jack-5.
She saw the upcoming King of Iron Fist Tournament as the perfect chance to test
the latest model, equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Returning to have his emotion program installed, Jane downloads
Gun Jack's memories into Jack-5, but the results cause him to go berserk,
ripping free and trashing the lab. As he brings down his arms in a crushing
blow on Jane, the memories re-assert themselves and Jack stops, looking
over his body in confusion. Jane goes to him and he picks her up in his
arms gently, his original personality fully restored.
After Jack-5 had returned
from collecting combat data at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, it returned
to G Corporation's laboratory where Jane proceeded to run advanced combat
algorithms based on its research. Soon afterwards, war between the Mishima
Financial Group and G Corporation broke out. And just as large numbers
of production model Jacks were being dispatched to all parts of the world,
unconfirmed reports stated that the Mishima Financial Group had drawn up
plans of their own to imitate the killer robots. The audacity of someone
coping her Jack angered Jane greatly; thus, she sent Jack-6, the newest
Jack, to investigate the incoming reports.
2, Tekken Tag Tournament,
Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken
5, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection,
Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6, Tekken
6: Bloodline Rebellion, Tekken 7, Tekken 3D: Prime
Edition, Tekken Hybrid, Tekken
Revolution, Street Fighter X
Updated: June 17th, 2021
In the original Tekken,
it was kind of hard to tell if Jack was supposed to be an actual human or a robot (due to the
sad polygonal power back in the day)...
lol. Alas, Jack was a blatantly "awkward" design when he debuted. In short, he
was ugly as hell in Tekken 1! ^o^ However, once Jack's "robot-ness"
became more defined in T2 and after, Jack's character began to come out.
His evolution through T2-T3-TTT was also significant improvement to the design.
In Tekken 5, it was awesome to see Jack return to the series after years of
absence, especially in the badass intro fighting against Kazuya & Heihachi.
:) Jack's enhanced Tekken 5 moveset and voice had a very
His redesign in T5 also added a lot to the design.... Now, there's no question
that Jack is a badass robot who wants to completely punch your head off. lol.
You had to respect him in T5 and T5:DR... or he'll
mess you up! Needless to say,
Jack-6 in Tekken 6 (and TTT2) is his most
fleshed-out incarnation yet. Current-gen Jack has a plethora of some hilariously badass moves and mannerisms, and
he's actually developed a clear personality for a robot. My favorite part of
Jack-6 is his awesome, hard-hitting fighting style and animations.
Style / Moveset