The Tekken series is known for its slick 3D fighting, but it's also gained a reputation for its incredible character customizer. Just like the Soul Calibur series, Tekken has become a playground for players to create jaw-dropping and downright weird designs. With Tekken 8's customization mode in full swing, fans wasted no time in bringing their dream guest characters into the ring. It's a sight to behold, and I'm here to share some mind-blowing highlights that will make you want to unleash your own creative beast.
First up, it's no surprise that Final Fantasy 7's Tifa has made a smashing entrance into Tekken 8. Fans have crafted her with such precision that she looks like an official character. Borrowing Jun Kazama's hairstyle and personality, Tifa fits right into the roster. Whether it's ts__villa's version or someone else's take, Tifa is a natural fit for the Tekken universe. Bandai Namco, are you listening? Make it official, and I'll be throwing punches as Tifa for eternity!
But wait, there's more! The custom Bayonetta designs are simply mind-blowing. These creations are so well-crafted, you'd swear they were part of the official roster. Take a look at Twitter user nob_matrix's rendition of Bayonetta on Zafina. It's a match made in customization heaven. Seeing the overwhelming response, it's high time Bandai Namco considers making the Umbra Witch a permanent member of the roster. Bayonetta fans would rejoice, and the rest of us would have an excuse to strut our stuff in wicked style.
Speaking of iconic characters, Leon S. Kennedy from Resident Evil 4 has joined the Tekken 8 fray. His trademark jacket, haircut, and shotgun can be seen on countless characters in online matches. While some players opt for Dragonuv with his military fighting style, I, along with other fans like pittuchamp, have chosen the fiery Hwoarang as the perfect vessel for Leon's spirit. Hwoarang just exudes that "kick-ass-and-take-names" attitude that Leon embodies. It's a match made in zombie-slaying heaven.
And who could forget the adventurous Lara Croft from Tomb Raider? While the chances of seeing her officially in Tekken are slim, that hasn't stopped talented creators like Redditor TripleHGH from making it happen. By dressing up Nina in Lara's classic outfit, they've managed to capture the essence of the iconic archaeologist. The fighting style is a close enough match, and at first glance, you'd think it was a screenshot from an official Tomb Raider game. Bravo to TripleHGH for bringing Lara to the Tekken universe against all odds!
But wait, there's more crossover madness! Despite the unlikelihood of a Mortal Kombat vs. Tekken crossover, fans have taken matters into their own hands. The most popular custom from the gory fighter is Mileena, using Reina as the base character. Redditor RipMrMufasi's creation is a testament to the creativity of the Tekken community. And it doesn't stop there. I've seen a Raven edit transform into Scorpion and Sub Zero, and Nina channeling her inner Sonya Blade. Who needs Mortal Kombat 1 when you can have it all in Tekken?
Last but certainly not least, we have 2B from Nier: Automata. Built on Alisa, this custom by Twitter user my_livinglegacy is simultaneously fitting and unfitting for the Tekken universe. The android body, the unique fighting style, and the robotic voice all come together in perfect harmony. It's so well-executed that you'd swear 2B was an official addition to the game. Considering her appearance in Soulcalibur 6, she just might have the best chance of becoming a real fighter in Tekken 8. The future looks bright for 2B enthusiasts!
Tekken 8's customization mode has unleashed a rogues' gallery of dream guest characters that would make your jaw drop. From Tifa to Bayonetta, Leon to Lara, and even Mortal Kombat's finest, the creativity of the Tekken community knows no bounds. With each unique custom, players are redefining the boundaries of what's possible in the virtual fighting arena. So, grab your controller, unleash your imagination, and join the madness. Who knows? Maybe your dream guest character will become the next sensation in Tekken 8!