10 Most Iconic Families in Video Game History

The Mishima Clan (Tekken)

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The Mishima clan has a…tumultuous heritage, to say the least. When players are introduced to this Tekken family in the original game, it is via a storyline where the featured protagonist, Kazuya Mishima, seeks revenge against his father, Mishima Zaibatsu, for throwing him off a cliff.

That story is just the tip of the iceberg regarding this clan’s rivalry though, as the franchise pits Mishima characters against each other throughout.

The family’s constant in-fighting all centers back to a curse that plagues their bloodline. Known as the Devil Gene, just about every member of the Mishima turns against one another when joining forces.

Despite this curse, some still manage to break free, hoping to forge a new path for their illustrious clan.


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