Paul Phoenix
No pain, no gain!
~ Paul


Paul Phoenix is a character who appears in the first Tekken game and has been a staple ever since. He consistenly enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament in order to prove that he is the strongest fighter in the universe. He sees Kazuya Mishima as his one true rival in this respect, as Kazuya is the only person who has fought Paul to a draw. The only other being to have defeated him is Kuma, a grizzly bear who is also the pet and bodyguard of Heihachi Mishima.

While Paul is often characterized as barbaric and overconfident, he is a martial artist with a great deal of experience, having trained with both Lee Chaolan and the Law family.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 7-C

Name: Paul Phoenix

Origin: Tekken

Gender: Male

Age: 48 (as of Tekken 6)

Classification: Martial Artist

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics (Trades blows with a trained grizzly bear regularly), Martial Arts (Integrated Martial Arts, based on Judo)

Attack Potency: Town level (Defeated Ogre in his first form. Has held his own against Kazuya Mishima)

Speed: Supersonic+ (Kept up with Kazuya Mishima and Ogre)

Lifting Strength: Class 100+ (Is stronger physically than characters who have picked up and thrown objects weighing over 80 tons with ease)

Striking Strength: Town Class (Casually destroyed a wall. Can hold his own against both Kazuya Mishima and Ogre, also Burning Fist)

Durability: Town level (Took hits from Ogre and survived defeat from Kuma, when he weaker than his prime)

Stamina: High (Has only lost two two opponents throughout his tournament history)

Range: Standard melee range

Standard Equipment: None

Intelligence: A skilled martial artist (Defeated Ogre in his first form, tied with Kazuya), however, he seems to prefer "punching though his problems" above anything else. (He punched through a rockslide blocking the road.)

Weaknesses: While Paul has strength that can deal damage to the likes of Ogre, his overconfidence can interfere with his ability (Demonstrated by his loss to Kuma just prior to Tekken 5).

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Burning Fist: An attack where Paul uses his entire body to thrust into a powerful punch. He used this move to destroy both a brick wall and a rockslide. This move is also powerful enough to knock out foes in the Tekken-verse with a single punch if it is a counter hit.
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Paul Pheonix - Burning Fist


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