‘Tekken: Bloodline’ Ending Explained: Does Jin Manage to Kill Ogre at the End of the First Season?

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Welcome to the Ending Explained for Tekken: Bloodline, a new video game adaptation that arrives on Netflix to show that video games can be adapted successfully to other media. Tekken: Bloodline follows the steps of Castlevania to show that the complicated lore and thin connections established in a video game series can be rewritten and reinforced into something a lot more cohesive and coherent. Tekken: Bloodline is a success in that it adapts the story of Tekken 3 into a compelling story of family and identity.

Tekken: Bloodline makes use of CGI to create the character models for the show, and while the technique always brings controversy among anime fans, we can say that its implementation in Tekken: Bloodline is one of the best we have ever seen, only behind what the new Dragon Ball Super movie did with those characters. The series focuses on Jin Kazama and his complicated family history, but the ending is left somewhat ambiguous, so there might be a couple of things that need to be explained.

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The following paragraphs contain spoilers for the entire season of Tekken: Bloodline. Read at your own risk.

Why Is Jin Fighting In The King Of Iron Fist Tournament?

The Tekken mythology can be quite complicated, and sometimes things don’t really make absolute sense. Because of that, the writers of Tekken: Bloodline have taken it upon themselves to grab all the elements from the games and establish a coherent story. There are some changes here and there, but overall, the Tekken 3 story is told perfectly, by following Jin Kazama as the main character and the main point of view in the entire series.

The series starts by showing us Jin as a teenager, being raised by his mother, Jun Kazama, in a faraway forest. Jun is an expert fighter, and she has been training Jin since an early age. Thanks to this training, Jin is also quite accomplished. The mother-son relationship on display here is quite important because it will serve as Jin’s main motivation throughout the entire franchise. One day, Jin, and his mother are visited by a creature called Ogre, and she ends up killing Jun. Jin flees in search of his only family, his grandfather.

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It is revealed that Jin’s grandfather is Heihachi Mishima, one of the most powerful men in the world and the head of the Mishima company. Heihachi is ruthless and begins training Jin in the most brutal way. Four years later, Jin is ready and Heihachi runs a new King of Iron Fist Tournament to bait Ogre into appearing. Apparently, the creature is drawn out by powerful fighters. On the way to the tournament, Jin learns about his father, Kazuya Mishima, and how he defeated Heihachi long ago. He is now nowhere to be seen, and many assume he is dead.

The tournament starts and Jin does very well, defeating opponent after opponent. Jin’s encounter with Leroy Smith is different though, as it opens his eyes to the fact that Heihachi is definitely not a good guy, and that would make Jin, a bad guy as well. Jin begins struggling between the teachings of his mother, who appealed to control and knowing when to fight, and his grandfather’s teachings, which always chooses violence as the best way to achieve your goals.

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Who Is Jin’s Father, And Why Is He Evil?

Jin confronts Heihachi about his father, and he reveals that Kazuya was pure evil and needed to be put down. Kazuya, apparently, was the carrier of something called the Devil Gene. This gene is carried by very few people in the world. It gives incredible amounts of power to anyone who carries it, but Kazuya was corrupted by that power. Kazuya ended up killing many people and making a ton of enemies. Many of the fighters in the tournament hold grudges against Kazuya.

Jin continues to fight and reaches the tournament finals. There, he faces King, a Mexican wrestler who has been beating down opponent after opponent. Apparently, the original King was also killed by Ogre, and the one in the tournament is someone else. Jin and King fight it out, and Jin defeated King. However, Jin’s internal conflict is massive at this point. He gives the price money to King, so King can provide for the orphans he cares for. Heihachi stands before Jin and tells him he needs to fight him to win the tournament.

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Jin fights his grandfather. The fight is brutal, but it gets interrupted by Ogre who finally appears after Jin’s Devil Gene starts revealing itself. Jin fights Ogre by himself, and the fight is quite brutal, with the two fighters reaching inhuman levels of strength. Jin wins in the end, but Heihachi shoots him, killing Jin. Heihachi sees this as a good outcome, Jin has proved that he has the Devil Gene in him. According to Heihachi, no one carrying the gene should be allowed to live.

Ogre stands one more time in the end and transforms into a giant demon, similar to a chimera. The rest of the fighters try to put the creature down, but it is too powerful for them. Jin’s Devil Gene activates completely, and he grows horns and black wings. Devil Jin fights Ogre and destroys it. However, knowing that his grandfather wants to kill him, Jin flies away, his destiny unknown.

Later, in the series, Jin would come back to fight in a new King of Iron Fist tournament, and would finally face off against his father, Kazuya Mishima. Jin would also fall to the dark side and basically become the antagonist for the series in future installments.

  • Nelson loves all things related to storytelling. He has spent most of his life studying narrative, applied across all mediums; film, TV, books, and video games. Mulholland Drive is his favorite film.