My first tekken memory was back in tekken 3, when I was like 5 or 6 years old. I remember picking King all the time, because at that time anything with big cats, was cool and exciting (well that's not changed that much though..) I've picked Kings alternate costume all the time with Armor King mask, something i've discovered much later. My dumb brain was scared of anything back then, sounds and people you name it, but for some strange reason or brain farts, i've picked King and later on Yoshimitsu... I can't remember why or when, I started to play Yoshimitsu though.
I played TTT and feel in love with the game. It had characters from Tekken 2 like Kunimitsu and Kazuya, and it seem like the coolest game ever and the fact you use 2 characters was so cool to me. I've loved playing with Armor King and Yoshimitsu,(i've even played the same team in ttt2) I remember how awesome Armor king seemed with this ending in that game, where he man handled king, and tanked kings punches coolest shit ever back then XD (it's still bs that ak lost to Marduk!)
I've played tekken on and off through mulitable points of my life, sometimes with the bad kids at school which i hung out with sometimes, or nerdy types like myself but, it became my thing to be good at it, among my friend circle(s)
I love the characters and i remember how much time i've decicated to get the endings both at home and at friends, over and over and get the characters unlucked. Because they need to play Devil, Devil Jin or True Ogre
I've googled many tekken sites over the years, like tekken zaibatsu, and other fans sites as well. I was very much drawn to the characters and not just the game, i've read fanfictions (many from this site btw) and looked at fanart. Tekken 4's intro with Kazuya comeback is still the hypest shit ever! and the tekken force mode in that game was mega cool and has my favorite yoshimitsu costume the alternate Oni mitsu, no bugs here ;)
It's still entertaining watch the movesets and animations, seroiusly tekkens throws are a work of art, and Yoshimitsu has the coolest moves and craziest throws (shame about the clone throw rip.)