Tekken 6BR Musings: Lars Alexandersson

Till now, I’ve been mainly focused on Alisa B. in Bloodline Rebellion. But for once, let’s switch gears a bit and talk about the other new fighter in the recent arcade upgrade- Lars Alexandersson.

Lars. LARS. Okay, I’ll be honest… Lars isn’t exactly a name I’d associate with a bad-ass fighter. When I hear Lars, I’m reminded of Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen. Or a businessman pops in my head. Or some rock star. Sweden? He’s from Sweden. Now I’m thinking of that guy from the Food Channel. Wait, that’s from Scandinavia. Now I’m confused.

Seriously though, Mr. Alexandersson is shaping up to be a major contender in the ongoing Mishima War in Tekken 6. For starters, he’s Heihachi’s illegitimate son. Love child? A child born of violence? A hidden heir? Well, supposedly no one, not even Heihachi himself, knows of Lars’ parentage. It’s a card that Lars himself can and will draw when the time is right, I’m sure.

For now though, Lars is a commander in the Mishima Zaibatsu’s Tekken Force. In fact, he’s THE commander. Apparently when Jin Kazama enacted his campaign of worldwide terror, it was Lars who did the dirty work leading the Tekkenshu into combat. Even though he is of relatively high rank, he’s still wailing into the thick of combat, something that has earned him the admiration of his troops. As part of the MFG, Lars is aligned as well with fighters like Nina Williams and Eddy Gordo, and directly in conflict with Kazuya, Anna Williams and Bruce Irvin.

But while he’s described as being loyal to Jin Kazama, it’s pretty obvious that this young lion has his own agenda. As yet another side to the Mishima struggle, he’s certainly out to carve out his own niche in the empire. He’s sure to turn and strike when the time is right. What will this mean to Heihachi? Is Lars out for simple power, or does he crave something more from his father? How far is he willing to go to grab what he wants from his half-brother and uncle?

Lars certainly has the tools to do it, with a pretty aggressive, in-your-face fighting style that seems to be a combination of the usual Mishima antics with a bit of Dragunov thrown in. AND he has some electric tricks like his old man. The superhero-style capes and armor aside, this guy is mean and can dish out the pain.

I’m not one to really get into Lars in the arcades, but his is one of the more intriguing storylines to learn about in the upcoming console versions of Tekken 6. We’ll just have to see how this new rebel shapes up in the bloody war yet to come.

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6 Responses to “Tekken 6BR Musings: Lars Alexandersson”

  1. tekken lover Says:

    how old is lars?

  2. Haven’t seen any info yet on Lars’ age. He should be young, perhaps younger or as old as Jin. I think.

  3. Jay Frost Says:

    Lars is the coolest new character in the Tekken series in a while.

  4. Hi!

    Just for your inforamtion:
    This nice fellow si as *young* as Kazuya due to the fact that they are half-siblings. He is like 49 years old, I assume! Wow, Namco seems to have a decent nack for turning characters into younger versions, although they actually are older! Well, despite this, I am looking forward to this game´s release for the PSP in Austria!

  5. Alexander**** Says:

    Well, Lars looks like he could be max. 30. And Lars is actually a common name in my neighboring country. Alexandersson however. It means Alexander’s son. Usually they don’t have double s in Swedish names, so that adds the coolness. Friend of mine heard that they went to th Swedish embassy and asked for a cool Swedish name.

  6. crystal_sapphire Says:

    As for his age, I’ve seen on several sites that’s he’s roughly 38 years old, this coming from the guy that wanted to put him in the Naruto game as a bonus character (with that strange 3rd costume from Tekken).

    I use Lars very frequently and didn’t really get into the series until he showed up. The scenario campaign really added an actual story rather than just hints into the past. Lars is indeed awesome as a fighter and I hope that they clear up the whole Heihachi thing. That should prove to be a VERY interesting story 8D

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