Tekken: Bloodline season 1, episode 3 recap – “The King of Iron Fist Tournament”

August 18, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
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Summary

As we reach halfway through Tekken Bloodline, the series has been a success.

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3.5

Summary

As we reach halfway through Tekken Bloodline, the series has been a success.

This recap of the Netflix anime series Tekken Bloodline season 1, episode 3 contains spoilers.

Here are five reasons to watch Tekken: Bloodline.

The story is gaining ground, and secrets are beginning to surface. As we reach halfway through Tekken Bloodline, the series has been a success. Let’s recap episode 3.

Tekken: Bloodline season 1, episode 3 recap

Episode 3 opens with Jin Kazama heading to Peru for the King of Iron Fist Tournament, looking at old articles on his phone, and learning about a dark family past. The assistant tells Jin not to mention that he’s a Mishima.

Fighter Hwoarang then confronts Jin, and there’s immediate tension between them — they are foes of the past. The other fighters show up, but they all need to save the fighting for the tournament.

On the coach ride to the arena, Hwoarang tells Jin that rumors have been circulating that Heihachi killed Kazuya Mishima after the second King of Iron Fist Tournament. One of the other fights states that Kazuya is best dead as he was evil.

The fighters make it to the Iron Fist Arena. Jin speaks to his grandfather. Heihachi Mishima does not believe Ogre will be able to resist the tournament. Jin tells his grandfather that he plans on winning.

But then Jin asks Heihachi Mishima what happened to his father in the last tournament. Heihachi Mishima tells him to focus on the present.

The event begins, and the host, Heihachi Mishima, welcomes the fighters. The fighters are treated to a banquet.

Jin speaks to Nina Williams privately. He asks her about Kazuya and whether she was there when he fought Heihachi Mishima. Nina tells him the Mishima bloodline is tainted and that the last thing he needs to do is get mixed in with that family. Phoenix overhears Jin talking to Nina and wonders why he’s caught up on the Mishima family.

Phoenix recalls Heihachi and Kazuya fighting. Flashbacks show how brutal it was as Kazuya threw Heihachi off a cliff. He shouldn’t have survived, but he did and faced Kazuya again. Phoenix explains he wouldn’t be surprised if Heihachi killed Kazuya, his son.

The ending

Jin confronts Heihachi Mishima and asks him if he killed his father.

Heihachi admits he did and explains that Kazuya was evil. He then explains about the Devil Gene, which gave Kazuya supernatural strength and power, but also made him evil. Jin understands why his mother never told him anything about his father. Heihachi then tells Jin that he also has this gene and confirms that Ogre sensed it inside him to absorb it. Heihachi tells Jin to honor his mother and confront Ogre.

In private, Heihachi explains to his assistant that it doesn’t matter if Jin does not defeat Ogre, but he needs Jin to lure the demon into the open.

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