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Tekken 8's Jun Kazama: The Unstoppable Force Shaking the Iron Fist

In the realm of Tekken 8, where fighters clash and legends are made, one character has risen above the rest to claim the title of the ultimate powerho...

Hirun Cryer Feb 05, 2024
Tekken 8's Jun Kazama: The Unstoppable Force Shaking the Iron Fist

In the realm of Tekken 8, where fighters clash and legends are made, one character has risen above the rest to claim the title of the ultimate powerhouse. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the unstoppable force that is Jun Kazama. But hold on to your arcade sticks, because this isn't just your average powerhouse – Jun deserves a few nerfs!

Jun Kazama has been a staple of the Tekken series for quite some time, although she has only been playable in a handful of entries. When news broke of her redesign and new moveset in Tekken 8, old-school fans couldn't contain their excitement, eagerly anticipating how the series would elevate this beloved character to new heights.

However, what seemed like a dream come true quickly turned into a nightmare for Tekken enthusiasts. Jun Kazama's overwhelming strength has sent shockwaves through the community, catapulting her to the top of the tier list from day one. With a mix of easy and safe launchers, powerful pokes, lightning-fast long-range Heat Smashes, and exceptional wall carry skills, Jun has left even Tekken legend Knee calling her "broken."

Every fighting game has its standout characters, especially in the early days of a release. While Tekken is renowned for its overall balance in recent times, Tekken 8 is a fresh game that hasn't had the refining process of its predecessor, Tekken 7, which spanned nearly a decade. And while no character in Tekken 8 is game-breakingly good, there are a select few that come dangerously close. Dragunov and King have caused their fair share of frustration as players uncover their strengths, but Jun reigns supreme as the most overpowering of them all.

She simply excels in every aspect.

Fact: Jun is broken 😇 She has no weak points. Her launcher is safe (like f+2), she possesses formidable poking abilities, a strong homing attack with guaranteed follow-ups, devastating combo damage (nearly 90), and wall combos that will make your jaw drop. Oh, and did we mention her 13f Heat Smash with lightning-fast recovery? If you don't believe it, give it a whirl and experience the madness for yourself!

When Knee speaks, the Tekken community listens. While his word isn't gospel, it holds immense weight in the realm of Tekken. He wouldn't casually label a character as broken.

Yet, it's not just the reasons he listed that make Jun a force to be reckoned with. Her recovery has to be witnessed to be believed.

Take a look at Jun's gray life recovery example. Land a Heat Engager and block a Heat Smash = pic.twitter.com/E6hGMJ3NUn

While it's understandable for her to have some form of health recovery in her kit, considering the health cost of some of her moves, the amount of health she recovers is ludicrous. And let's not forget that characters capable of fully removing gray health are as rare as a winning streak against a seasoned pro.

One of the biggest gripes is her ability to launch opponents off the ground if they attempt to wake up, forcing them into a lose-lose situation. They can either stay grounded, endure the damage, and hope for a chance to retaliate, or risk getting caught in an even more devastating combo. It's a predicament that leaves players feeling helpless and at the mercy of Jun's dominance.

Oh, and did we mention her launcher is safe? Yep, safe launcher, just in case you needed one more reason to fear her power.

Super Akouma has been particularly vocal about Jun's overwhelming strength, showing little mercy to those who suggest that their main character is busted.

"That's the point lmao."

As the Tekken World Tour for Tekken 8 approaches, it remains to be seen if Jun will dominate the tournament scene. But for now, she stands tall as the undisputed frontrunner for the coveted title of the best character in the game.

So, fellow fighters, prepare yourselves for the storm that is Jun Kazama. Brace for her unrelenting power, witness her unmatched dominance, and may the Tekken gods have mercy on your virtual souls. The battle has just begun, and the Iron Fist will never be the same again!