Armor King is the title given to two separate men, both who share a strong connection. The first Armor King, was a masked luchador wrestler who wore the motif of a black Jaguar as a mask and theme. Experienced and well respected he first developed a rivalry then friendship and mentorship with the luchador wrestler King who had a similar but lighter Jaguar mask. The two King's fought in the first Iron Fist Tournament, where Armor King's eye was damaged and scarred. After the events of the Iron King Tournament, Armor King entered the underground fighting circuit and built a reputation there. Before the events of the second King of the Iron Fist Tournament, Armor King heard word that his friend and student King had gone missing from the Children's orphanage he founded and occupied his time with.
Armor King manages to finally track down his friend, but he is in a state of disarray. Drunk, and lacking in purpose and motivation, Armor King sets about trying to get King back on to his feet and in fighting form and spirit. He manages to, with King finding renewed vigor and purpose, however Armor King appears to be developing health issues. Tragedy struck as Armor King's friend King was killed by the God of Fighting Ogre, some time after the second Iron Fist Tournament.
Armor King mentored and trained a young orphan who wished to honor King, the very man whose orphanage the boy had lived at. Some time before the fourth King of the Iron Fist Tournament, Armor King was killed in a bar fight, by a dangerous and large man named Craig Marduk, who had something to prove and a taste for violence.
Although the second King sought revenge against Marduk for his murderous crime against his mentor, he managed to defeat the giant Vale Tudo practitioner, but as he went to strike a lethal blow, he decided against it. Believing that revenge would not be the right thing to do. This act of mercy triggered a revelation with Marduk and he vowed to change his ways. In spite of this a new Armor King has appeared in more recent times and he knows of what Marduk did to the former Armor King and he swears death as revenge. It is eventually established that the new Armor King is the younger brother of the first and original Armor King.
Armor King is a Namco Bandai character. Initially appearing in the Tekken video game franchise, the sequel to Tekken, Tekken 2, Armor King first appears in the video game to comic book adaptation Tekken Forever #1. Armor King was originally going to be called Black King in development stages of his creation.
Powers and Abilities
A skilled luchador wrestler professing in Lucha Libre style wrestling, strong fast and powerful and an accomplished and seasoned fighter. Is almost never seen without his jaguar mask. Armor King also incorporates pro wrestling moves as well as street fighting skills into his fighters arsenal.
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 235 lbs
- Hair: Green and red
- Eyes: Unrevealed
- Tekken 1 (1995)
- Tekken 2 (1996)
- Tekken Tag Tournament (2000)
- Tekken 5 (2006)
- Tekken 6 (2009)
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2012)
Tekken The Motion Picture (1998)