Tekken series Chief Producer asks fans for Tekken 7 guest character ideas on Twitter, some of the suggestions are... out there

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 17, 2017 at 9:52 a.m. PDT

Katsuhiro Harada, best known for being Chief Producer on the Tekken series, has taken to Twitter for some fan assistance.

Back in March we learned that Tekken 7 will be receiving two additional guest characters from other video game franchises -- one set for Winter 2017 and the other in the Spring of 2018. Harada wants to know which characters the fans would like to see.

The Tekken creator sent out a tweet yesterday evening prompting followers with the task of sharing their character ideas.

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Here are some of the responses.

First up, motherphunker on Twitter (that's one hell of a name) suggested that Bayonetta be added to Tekken 7. While she would fit into the game pretty well, in my opinion, I believe that some may be opposed to her joining the cast in fear that she'll be too good... *cough* Smash 4 *cough*


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Frionel26, an avid King of Fighters player/fan, made a PREDICTABO pitch. He wants Geese Howard, which is actually one of our two choices. Great pick, Frionel!

Now, Austin Creed a.k.a. WWE's Xavier Woods may have won the internet today with his pick. Not only did he volunteer himself as a possible guest character, but he used a GIF of himself that is just pure gold for further persuasion.

And Setnomessej chose The Simpsons' own Ned Flanders... which definitely isn't a conventional idea. However, as strange and unlikely as it is that Flanders would become a Tekken 7 guest character, I would kind of love to see it happen, especially if he ever comes face-to-face with Devil Jin.

If you have your own guest character suggestions, be sure to hit Twitter and let Harada know. Also, let us know who you'd like to see in the comments below!

Source: Katsuhiro Harada on Twitter. Sent in by Lash2828.

Comments

thisRalf said on April 17, 2017 at 9:57 a.m.

Yes. Put in Ned Flanders. He is friggen ripped and would tear up everybody. Including Akuma.

#1
Endless_X_Chaos said on April 17, 2017 at 9:58 a.m.

Cody or Sagat from SF and regal Bryant from tales of Symphonia

#2
NyuBomber said on April 17, 2017 at 9:59 a.m.

As far as feasible picks go, after how they worked in Akuma, seeing Geese would be awesome!

#3
SunThunda74 said on April 17, 2017 at 10:01 a.m.

I would like to see Yugo the Wolf from the Bloody Roar series! That would be really cool! What better way to celebrate the series 20th anniversary!

#4
icejohn said on April 17, 2017 at 10:08 a.m.

Ryo Hazuki (Shenmue)
Wei Shen (sleeping dogs)
Kazuma Kiryu or Goro Majima (Yakuza)
Batsu (Rival Schools)
#AsianStreetBrawlers

#5
masquedmonk said on April 17, 2017 at 10:10 a.m.

Since I actually tweet on occasion, I'm heading there right now to second, third and fourth that Geese nomimation.

#6
Cmon_Get_Serious said on April 17, 2017 at 10:11 a.m.

With Ned Flanders, we can defeat any Devil character with the power from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Too OP

#7
sku said on April 17, 2017 at 10:12 a.m.

Are we wishlisting? Let's wishlist, I suppose.

Mian from KOFXIV would be really neat to see as an unconventional character a la Yoshimitsu but console exclusivity could be tough to negotiate. If that was out of the picture, though, her Sichuan Bushinryu mixed with fan dance stuff and her spins would be really, really fun.

As for other Namco-Bandai properties, hear me out: Takumi Mukai from Idolmaster. She's a gangster and I bet she knows how to fight.

#8
ReMeDyIII said on April 17, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.

Mr. Rodgers in a blood stained sweater.

#9
maxi2099 said on April 17, 2017 at 10:17 a.m.

Gon is the only answer.

#10
Xar5000 said on April 17, 2017 at 10:18 a.m.

Heavens no neighbor-ino. He's too riddly diddly ding dong over piddly.

#11
AngriestAngryArtist said on April 17, 2017 at 10:19 a.m.

We're going full Mugen? Never go full Mugen!

#12
Galletano said on April 17, 2017 at 10:23 a.m.

I vote for Ned. I'm sick of how dull and predictable everything its turning out to be nowadays.

#13
LupusHound said on April 17, 2017 at 10:27 a.m.

Geese Howard and Iori would fit well. We got edge lord devil jin so we might as well add the SNK edge lord.

#14
Heta said on April 17, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.

Sticking my guns for getting a Naruto character because of Lars deal 7 years ago. Tweeted for Kakashi. At least I got LI.Joe on my side for Dark Souls character. Tekkengamer interviewed him and he wants Artorias! I want Soul of Cinder looks so much cooler than Nightmare. Lightning, Mikasa Ackerman, Master Chief, Chun-Li, Taki, Gray Fox I know you saw one of them Harada lol.

#15
Existent said on April 17, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.

Flanders was stupidly overpowered in Simpsons Wrestling.

#16
zherow said on April 17, 2017 at 10:36 a.m.

I will never not agree with anything related to Bloody Roar and I wish that Namco had picked up the franchise instead of FuKonami, but with them making games again, maybe this could happen.

#17
Stiqman said on April 17, 2017 at 10:37 a.m.

SAGAT, he needs to be somewhere..

#18
SSfox said on April 17, 2017 at 10:37 a.m.

Tifa & Wesker.

Just don't be a Street Fighter Character.

#19
StarBuster said on April 17, 2017 at 10:38 a.m.

Harambe from Injustice 2, heroes cannot be forgotten

#20
GTVladozuka said on April 17, 2017 at 10:40 a.m.

Laura from SFV, she would rock with a full moveset of Brazilian jiujitsu

#21
enkil said on April 17, 2017 at 10:42 a.m.

Luke Skywalker
Lara Croft

#22
AngriestAngryArtist said on April 17, 2017 at 10:43 a.m.

Honestly, I don't mind guest characters as long as it's not ridiculous. this is why I despise Ogre's 2nd form or any damn monsters for that matter, and the damn kangaroos and raptors in this series.

But if we gotta get a character in, it has to be in the line of fighting in a similar environment and mannerisim.

Having bayonetta in tekken??...seriously? WTF, I like bayo and all, but she doesn't fit into the way Tekken plays their characters.

Honestly, i rather see a virtua fighter character, a SF character, or even a naruto character as someone mentioned. Here's to Rock Lee :P

#23
_BLJ34_ said on April 17, 2017 at 10:43 a.m.

Picks are weak.. Put.. ChuckNorris

The white ranger..

Mr. Bean..

CJ (from Gta San andreas)

The grandma Or stoop kid from "Hey arnold"

The guy that killed batmans parents

The clown from the "it" movie

Those are my picks

#24
EXkbow said on April 17, 2017 at 10:43 a.m.

Probably in the minority here but I think it would be sick to see a non fighting game character such as Crash or Sly Cooper.

#25
StarBuster said on April 17, 2017 at 10:44 a.m.

Akihiko from Persona

#26
Dazmund said on April 17, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.

I always wanted a fighter with purple drapes

#27
jme said on April 17, 2017 at 11:04 a.m.

How bout one of the Time Crisis protagonist?

#28
edrigo said on April 17, 2017 at 11:05 a.m.

Kazuma Kiryu Yakuza series. Hard hitting no nonsense he probably would have heard of heihachi and the zaibatsu.

#29
Azaael99 said on April 17, 2017 at 11:08 a.m.

my top 5 picks:

-Kazuma Kiryu(he was like the number 1 pick that I saw)
-Alucard(Castlevania, I blame Markman for this since I saw it)
-Jean Kujo(VF)
-Regal Bryant(Tales series)
-Iori Yagami(KOF. We already have Satsui no Hado and Devil Powers in the game, let's get Orochi powers in too.)

#30
unicron42 said on April 17, 2017 at 11:10 a.m.

Shun Di Virtual Fighter

#31
erkicman said on April 17, 2017 at 11:11 a.m.

Ned Flanders better have his ski suit costume in the game. It'll feel like nothing at all...

#32
Dimensional said on April 17, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

Not very keen on any of those choices. I like Bayonetta but I really do not think she would fit Tekken she is much more of an Arcs System type character. Didnt feel she fit smash very well either tbh.

Honestly I would prefer no more guest characters but if they put in Tifa I would be pretty hype and I feel she could fit Tekken or DOA pretty well.

#33
FightDirty said on April 17, 2017 at 11:21 a.m.

Well T7 will have more guest characters so deal with it. Brighten up though, since they'll be pay DLC you have the choice to not buy them.

I agree that these character choices are bad though. It's the power of Facebook & the Twits to give morons a voice.

#34
Eye_of_Orochi said on April 17, 2017 at 11:23 a.m.

I still want Giant Preying Mantis!

#35
Dperiod said on April 17, 2017 at 11:25 a.m.

Ned Flanders needs to be in this. Period.

#36
Lash2828 said on April 17, 2017 at 11:27 a.m.

Asura from Asura's Wrath and Velvet Crowe from Tales of Berseria <3

#37
Zephyrus said on April 17, 2017 at 11:29 a.m.

My sugestions to Harada:

Geese Howard (I AM GOING TO BE PISSED IF HE ISN'T ONE OF THE GUEST CHARACTERS)

Lau Chan

Name me better picks... YOU CAN'T. THESE ARE GODLIKE PICKS. BADDEST MOFOS IN BOTH KOF AND VF.

COME AT ME BRAH.

#38
drxhunter said on April 17, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Harambe!

Harambe vs Kuma <3

#39
JoelMaster64 said on April 17, 2017 at 11:35 a.m.

Richard Miller!

#40
JoelMaster64 said on April 17, 2017 at 11:37 a.m.

Blanka and Dee Jay.

#41
FightDirty said on April 17, 2017 at 11:42 a.m.

Lau Chan is better than the Bryant siblings!? Don't know about that one. But I main Lau Chan, along with Sarah Bryant, so I'm certainly biased and would love to see him in Tekken (not going to hold my breath).

Jackie Bryant can go to hell.

#42
Zephyrus said on April 17, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.

I miss Bloody Roar so much it hurts.

I even remember the day, place and hour I got the game 19 years ago.

Holy sh*t I hate Konami for killing Hudson Soft.

#43
Zephyrus said on April 17, 2017 at 11:48 a.m.

I mean... Jean, Jacky, Lei-Fei, Lion and Brad are my favorites in the entire roster, but Lau Chan is essentially VF's resident badass.

He schooled Akira, Pai and Lei-Fei. He schooled Lei-Fei while suffering from a fatal disease.

If anyone from the VF universe should make it in, it has to be Lau Chan.

#44
CRAYONSEED said on April 17, 2017 at 11:56 a.m.

Anna Williams.

#45
Terrorrisk said on April 17, 2017 at 11:59 a.m.

Akira Yuki
Geese Howard
Kyo Kusanagi
Ryu Hayabusa
Yugo Ogami

Any one of those would be great to me. Don't even care much for Tekken, but it looks like it's missing some of it's main stays and needs less focus on potential guest characters.

#46
edrigo said on April 17, 2017 at 12:16 p.m.

what about wolf? king needs a rival now it looks like there no marduk

#47
Afterburn said on April 17, 2017 at 12:17 p.m.

Kiryu ftw! The Yakuza series has a serious and silly side that matches that of Tekken. Kiryu is a perfect fit.

My vote goes to Tifa Lockhart. Because... Why not? :)

#48
KingAl said on April 17, 2017 at 12:25 p.m.

No one asked for krusty the clown yet?

#49
BlackMasamune said on April 17, 2017 at 12:29 p.m.

A slot should already be reserved for Geese since Harada said he wanted him.

#50
Tekkenator said on April 17, 2017 at 12:31 p.m.

Liam Neesons.
He will find you, and he will kill you.

#51
masquedmonk said on April 17, 2017 at 12:31 p.m.

Geese isn't predictable. He's PREDICTABO. Get it right.

I actually don't mind Kiryu Kazuma, if his Rage Art happens to be that Heat Action where he spit flicks his cig in your face before thrashing you, that would be epic. But considering Geese is one of Harada's faves, would be easy to put in Tekken and SNK is more than willing to play ball, and because I love the mf'er that's why he's Option One for me.

#52
Tekkenator said on April 17, 2017 at 12:42 p.m.

From Hunter x Hunter? Yes!
Though Killua or Kurapika would be fun to see as well.

#53
happyface5000 said on April 17, 2017 at 12:44 p.m.

Bayonetta

I want to see how Witch Time is implemented into Tekken

#54
soulspark said on April 17, 2017 at 12:48 p.m.

I have only watched some clips on youtube of the game ... but the dude from Yakuza 0 is seriously the perfect fit for this game

#55
Tekkenator said on April 17, 2017 at 12:51 p.m.

Yeah, I've always thought him and Kazuya could be blood brothers or something from an alternate Tekken/Yakuza universe.

#56
dustybottoms52 said on April 17, 2017 at 12:55 p.m.

I could see Cody form SF fitting in so well

#57
Yawdan said on April 17, 2017 at 12:57 p.m.

This was great. Xavier Woods was brilliant, and Ned Flanders was a great suggestion as well.

It's great seeing community interaction like this.

#58
malcrash01 said on April 17, 2017 at 12:58 p.m.

I'd like Jason Statham to be in Tekken 7

#59
Zephyrus said on April 17, 2017 at 1:01 p.m.

armor king. Accept no substitutes

#60
DennisFraudman said on April 17, 2017 at 1:08 p.m.

This is so left field I love it.

#61
edrigo said on April 17, 2017 at 1:21 p.m.

wheres the rivalry though? wheres the beef? haha

#62
spliffy_baz said on April 17, 2017 at 1:28 p.m.

Hibiki,Leona, Sakura, Cammy, or some VF characters would be nice.

#63
HooliganComboFTW said on April 17, 2017 at 1:28 p.m.

Kazama Kiryu. Wasted opportunity for him not being in Dengeki Bunko.

#64
BunnyBoy said on April 17, 2017 at 1:29 p.m.

I was about to say, Ned Flanders is no joke. He is a brawny, brawny man.

But could you imagine how he'd look like with Tekken 7's artistic and graphical style? lol

#65
edrigo said on April 17, 2017 at 1:35 p.m.

ned knows he's the goat that's why he's so humble living a life of non-violence lol

#66
ProtoManny said on April 17, 2017 at 1:37 p.m.

Stupid, sexy Flanders

#67
CRUDExBUSTER said on April 17, 2017 at 1:48 p.m.

Bandai owns a huge list of properties like WB does with Mortal Kombat you're bound to see something from one of them in this game

#68
TheTHCGamer said on April 17, 2017 at 1:48 p.m.

How about a new VF game😀

#69
SSfox said on April 17, 2017 at 2:01 p.m.

I wish

#70
Gellus said on April 17, 2017 at 2:01 p.m.

Dudley, Voldo, Jacky Bryant

#71
edrigo said on April 17, 2017 at 2:08 p.m.

me too

#72
Samhain85 said on April 17, 2017 at 2:18 p.m.

Skeletor from Master of the Universe

Cobra Commander(80's rag face) from G.I. Joe

#73
Superspecs said on April 17, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.

Stupid sexy Flanders.

#74
EightFrameGod said on April 17, 2017 at 2:24 p.m.

Raging Diddly > Raging Demon

#75
KYLIOKEN said on April 17, 2017 at 2:25 p.m.

Really want to see Iori in the game. Iori is similar to Jin

Jin/Devil Jin
Iori/Orochi Iori

Both have bloodline that makes them stronger characters

#76
Marthmario said on April 17, 2017 at 2:37 p.m.

DIO for Tekken. The cast needs to know how Muda their struggles are.

#77
irrenmann said on April 17, 2017 at 2:44 p.m.

Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza games is a great suggestion!

#78
Horseman_JD said on April 17, 2017 at 2:53 p.m.

VF: Brad Burns since no Bruce

KOF: King please.

Really anybody from those two games will be the halls

#79
Gerelt971 said on April 17, 2017 at 2:58 p.m.
#80
Griever_Lionheart80 said on April 17, 2017 at 3:12 p.m.

Bayonetta

#81
MarthFE said on April 17, 2017 at 3:16 p.m.

I wonder how velvet from tales of beseria would play out... I mean its namco.

Tbh I was more excited thinking Lloyd would be in smash at one point. The basic attacks, aerial momentum, artes as B moves. Such a waste..

#82
snakeeater91 said on April 17, 2017 at 3:18 p.m.

Ned Flanders winning for the tournament for purple drapes...

#83
MightyAfro said on April 17, 2017 at 3:24 p.m.

Bad Box Art Megaman

#84
ShadowSlayerX said on April 17, 2017 at 3:37 p.m.

Jago :: KI
Liu Kang:: MK
Sagat :: SF
Kyo :: KOF
Batsu :: RS

#85
Rupix15 said on April 17, 2017 at 3:48 p.m.

Since Kunimitsu is nowhere to be seen in T7 yet, so i want Ibuki. T7 is still missing a good ol' traditional ninja.

#86
MF_Shroom said on April 17, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Gen duh. He needs to follow akuma

#87
ChunLiActionFigure said on April 17, 2017 at 5:06 p.m.

Chun-Li must be in this game; it's the only way.

#88
NumeroGaijin said on April 17, 2017 at 6:12 p.m.

How about we bring back Billy and Jimmy Lee? Being much more refined this time around, I think they would be cool. Or even Kunio.

#89
Galaxy said on April 17, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.

King from KOF, Kyosuke from Rival Schools/CVS2, or Guy from SF.

#90
Aaqibrawat91 said on April 17, 2017 at 6:53 p.m.

Hanzo hattori from samurai showdown

#91
Thesupernintendokid said on April 17, 2017 at 8:11 p.m.

I need realistic Ned Flanders

#92
rogueish1 said on April 17, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.

I think a character from the World Heroes series would be perfect OR a Time Crisis character..Giorgio Bruno, Evan Bernard or Richard Miller

#93
rogueish1 said on April 17, 2017 at 8:33 p.m.

Dude I thought the exact same thing...Giorgio Bruno and Evan Bernard fit Tekkens style so much

#94
Partinaire said on April 17, 2017 at 9:04 p.m.

Joseph Joestar

#95
Deathdeliverer said on April 17, 2017 at 10:17 p.m.

1st Rd picks
Geese Howard
Akira Yuki
Kim Kaphwan

Second Round (and most likely to be included)
Gundam Epyon
Escaflowne
Hajime No Ippo. Dempsey roll!!! Gazelle Punch!!!

#96
Positive_Edge said on April 18, 2017 at 1:34 a.m.

Personally think Sagat would be a good addition to the roster.

#97
tommills83 said on April 18, 2017 at 2:26 a.m.

How about no guest characters and just bring back Lei etc.?

Guest characters normally only hang around for one game anyway, and 9 times out of 10 stick out like a sore thumb and trivialize the game's story. (Darth Vader and Yoda in Soul Calibur anyone?)

#98
Sasuga said on April 18, 2017 at 6:58 a.m.

Pinhead for Tekken then? The Guyver? Johnny the homicidal maniac? Noo, put Goku or Vegeta!!

#99
VegetaBOOM said on April 18, 2017 at 7:33 a.m.

Taki
Mitsurugi
Sophitia
Maxi

Sagat
Chun Li
Blanka
C Viper
Balrog
Juri
Ken

yknow.. the TxSF $20 DLC we know is coming

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