A flirtatious Irish assassin, Anna Williams is one of two daughters fathered by Richard Williams. Her sister being Nina Williams. As a child, Anna was taught to fight by her mother, and Nina by her father. While Anna was taught Aikido by her mother, Nina was taught and trained to be an assassin, and in doing so gained the affection of her father, while he would neglect Anna, thus spawning the epic rivalry that would ensue between Anna and Nina. Anna learned her Aikido techniques from her mother, who was a national Aikido champion. Her father, Richard Williams, taught Nina assassination techniques, but neglected to teach them to Anna. Due to the hatred spawned from the jealousy of Nina and her fathers relationship, Anna entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament in order to battle her sister. During the second Iron Fist Tournament Anna is personally hired by Kazuya Mishima to act as his bodyguard alongside other skilled and competitive fighters Bruce Irvin and sumo fighter Ganryu. At the end of the second King of the Iron Fist Tournament Anna's sister Nina was placed into a Cryogenic Sleep project headed up by genius and world renown scientist Doctor Boskonovitch. Whether it be because of sibling rivalry or some form of sisterly bond, Anna volunteers to undergo the experimental treatment granted the condition that she would be reanimated at the same time as her sister.
19 years pass with both sisters in suspended animation, before they are awoken by energies unleashed by the god of fighting Ogre. Psychically manipulated and compelled by Ogre to resume assassination, Nina Williams now an amnesiac was prompted to kill her new target, Jin Kazama, son of her former assassination target Kazuya Mishima. Anna without ill side effects from the cryogenic sleep attempts to aid her sister by stopping her from this new outside influence. At a later date Nina seeks to try to recover many of her lost memories and so arranges a meeting with Anna. The two end up fighting somewhat typically however in a gunfight that lasts over multiple days. Anna eventually affiliates herself with the G Corporation.
Anna Williams is a Namco Bandai character. Anna is first introduced in the popular fighting video game franchise Tekken, debuting in the first incarnation of the game, Tekken released in 1994. She makes her first appearance in a comic book with the Namco Bandai produced comic book Tekken Forever #1. She has appeared in all but one of the Tekken video games, but is usually featured alongside her sister Nina in most other products and promo material associated with the fighting game franchise. Although they are sisters, Anna and Nina were designed to have very differently personalities and looks. In comparison to Nina's cold, efficient stoic personality, Anna is rather salacious and seductive, appearing to be not above using her looks and body and sex appeal for gain. Much of Anna and Nina's history and past together was explored in the spin of game Death by Degrees in which Anna appears in more combat orientated wear and gear.
Powers and Abilities
Anna Williams is a skilled hand to hand fighter and martial artist. Taught at a very early age a number of martial arts, as she grew, she refined her abilities to best suit her purpose. She mainly utilizes a personalized modified style based in and from the martial art styles Aikido and Koppo. Her mother was a champion Akido fighter. Anna often utilizes a bazooka.
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 108 lbs
Video game appearances
- Tekken 2
- Tekken 3
- Tekken Tag Tournament
- Tekken 5
- Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
- Tekken 6
- Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Anna Williams appears in the 2010 live action movie Tekken, and is portrayed by Marian Zapico in the movie. A Yakuza assassin, she has a sexual relationship with heir to the Mishima Corporation, Kazuya Mishima. Alongside her sister Nina, the two sisters are employed to assassinate up and coming fighter Jin Kazama because of the danger he presents to Kazuya. However they are unable to succeed with their efforts, Jin and fellow fighter Christie Monteiro fighting them off.
Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998)
Anna Williams appears in the 1998 animated movie Tekken: The Motion Picture. Her Japanese voice actress is Kaori Yamagata, and she is voiced by Claire Hamilton in the English release. Hired by Lee Chaolan, as well as her sister, their mission is to eliminate Kazuya Mishima, Lee bothered by Kazuya's status as a living blood descendent of Heihachi Mishima, Lee only related by adoption. Anna and Lee's arrangement is more than defined by business as the two engage in romantic liaisons, and despite initially hiring her, Nina becomes a target of both as Anna starts to proactively asassinate her sister as well as her main target Kazuya. Nina and Anna face off directly but Anna seems to be killed, by several genetically enhanced dinosaur creatures roaming Mishima island.
Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)
Anna Williams appears in the 3D computer-animated film Tekken: Blood Vengeance released in 2011. Anna is voiced by Akeno Watanabe in the original Japanese release and by American voice actor Tara Platt in the English version. Set between the events of tekken 5 and Tekken 6, Anna features among a cast of iconic Tekken characters which includes her sister and main nemesis Nina Williams. The two oppose each other throughout the movie, as Anna Williams works for G Corporation headed by Kazuya Mishma, whilst her sister Nina works for Mishima Zaibatsu headed up by Jin Kazama. Both generations of Mishima are looking and searching for a way to unlock the secrets of the M Gene. Anna manipulates school girl Ling Xiaoyu to act as a spy to mysterious student Shin Kamiya who appears to have some special connection to the M Gene. Nina and Anna both clash in the movie, although there is no real winner between the two.