|Brutal Vale Tudo Fighter|
|Full Name||Craig Marduk|
|Relationships||King (Rival, friend and teammate)|
|Fighting Style||Vale Tudo and Mixed Martial Arts|
- "You really irritate me!"
Craig Marduk is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting game series. He is a professional Vale Tudo fighter who hails from Australia.
An overwhelmingly powerful fighter that uses Vale Tudo. Despite being at odds with King over the death of Armor King I, the two eventually found friendship in the midst of their conflict.
Craig Marduk was in the Tekken games a very tall man standing at 8'0 tall but in Street Fighter X Tekken, Marduk's height stands at 6'11 tall.
Craig Marduk was a professional Vale Tudo fighter undefeated for four years. However, Craig was expelled from the professional ranks after being linked to a minor scandal. Bitter against his peers and society, one day Craig started a bar brawl in Arizona and accidentally murdered a person during the fight. Convicted for second-degree manslaughter, Craig was sentenced to ten years in the state penitentiary.
Two years later, Craig was released from prison due to a anonymous "benefactor" that paid off numerous judiciaries to arrange for Craig’s release. Shortly after his release. Craig received an envelope with a plane ticket and an article about The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 inside.
It turned out that the man Marduk killed in the brawl was Armor King I, and his protege King paid for Marduk's release to get revenge. The two met at the tournament, where King sufficiently defeated him, leaving Marduk hospitalized. Later, King paid a visit to Marduk in the hospital to finish him off, but instead spared him after noticing a photograph next to Marduk's bed showing Craig and his family.
Unable to accept defeat, Marduk trained his body to its limits. Wearing Armor King's black jaguar mask, Marduk entered a Vale Tudo tournament and defeated everyone. He challenged King on live TV to a rematch at the King of the Iron Fist tournament 5. Craig and King fought a grueling battle, and when King finally won, Marduk admitted defeat, and they put rivalry to rest.
While returning to the waiting room, Craig was attacked. Catching only a glimpse of the attacker's back as he fled, Craig could have sworn he looked exactly like the man he was convicted of killing, Armor King.
Determined to learn the assailant's true identity, Craig and King set out to participate in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, hoping the attacker would show up. After the tournament, Marduk went to dig up Armor King’s grave to confirm that he was really dead. He found the corps still buried and turned to find mysterious new Armor King. King arrived and asked the assailant who exactly he was. The mysterious person then said that he is the brother of Armor King, thus making himself Armor King II.