Miharu was a
pretty cool secret character in Tekken 4... but obviously she was more of a Ling "palette swap" than anything else. 2D fighting games did it for years to introduce new characters, why can't 3D fighting games do the same? Xiaoyu's fighting style is a one of the best and most fluid styles of any
fighting game, so even though Miharu is a "clone" character, she still shows off an awesome fighting style in T4.
Miharu's epic return in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was unexpected but done very well. Not only are flashy "Double Ling"
tag combos now possible, but Miharu even has a few of her own moves now (including a few
"classic" ones that Ling doesn't have anymore - a clever way to retool some moves)! Miharu also has several hilarious taunts & item moves (some of the best in TTT2, in fact). Visually, she started out as a simple schoolgirl, but her new outfit and customizations in TTT2 gave her plenty of new options.