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MardukX
Brutal Vale Tudo Fighter
Full Name Craig Marduk
Nationality Australian
Gender Male
Race Human
Relationships King (Rival, friend and teammate)
Fighting Style Vale Tudo and Mixed Martial Arts
Occupation Professional Fighter
Debut Tekken 4
Vitality 1,050
Tag Partner King
"You really irritate me!"
—Marduk

Craig Marduk is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting game series. He is a professional Vale Tudo fighter who hails from Australia.

BiographyEdit

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.

AppearanceEdit

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.

PersonalityEdit

StoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

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.

Tekken 4Edit

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.

Tekken 5Edit

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.

Tekken 6Edit

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.

GameplayEdit

TechniquesEdit

Move Name Input
Revolving Trap Kick L kick > M kick > H kick
Jab Body Combo M punch > L kick > Down H punch
Left Right Combo M punch > H punch
Left Right to Gut Check M punch > H punch > M kick > L punch or H punch
Left Right to Power Elbow Combo M punch > H punch > Right + M punch or H punch
Quick Elbow Combo H punch > M punch or H punch
Catapult Tackle Combo H punch > Down + Punch x2
Craig Rush M punch > H punch > Right + M punch > Down + Punch
Mongolian Chop Punch x2
Spinning Backfist Left + M punch
Wake Up Hammer Punch (While you are in face down on the ground)
Wake Up Sweep Down + Punch (While you are in face down on the ground)
Knee Breaker Right or N + L punch + L kick
Around the World Left + L punch + L kick
Gator Slam S+Punch EX
Northern Lights Suplex Hcb+Punch EX
Double Leg Takedown Hcb+Kick EX SC
Mount Mongolian Chop Punch after Double Leg Takedown
Hercules Hammer Kick after Double Leg Takedown
Mount Rush Hcb+Kick x3
Cross Art Qcf + M punch + M kick
Marduk's Super Art and Cross Assault in Street Fighter X Tekken00:32

Marduk's Super Art and Cross Assault in Street Fighter X Tekken

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Marduk, Jin and Guile are the only characters to say profanity in the game.

See alsoEdit

Craig Marduk on the Tekken Wiki

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