Xiaoyu was born and raised in China. She was tutored in martial arts from a young age by her relative Wang Jinrei. He believed that if she were more serious, she could become great. While vacationing in Hong Kong with her family, she noticed a Mishima Zaibatsu yacht. Knowing that the Mishima Zaibatsu was rich and powerful, she decided to seek out Heihachi Mishima and make her dream of owning an amusement park a reality. Abandoning her family, Xiaoyu stowed away on the yacht until the ship’s security soon discovered her. By the time Heihachi arrived on the scene, all of his personal security force had been beaten into unconsciousness by Xiaoyu. Heihachi found Xiaoyu and she threatened to beat him up. Amused by her juvenile antics, Heihachi promised to build her theme park if she won his tournament.
She enrolled at the Mishima Polytechnical School, where she first met Jin Kazama, becoming good friends with him. Bringing along her old school's trained Panda, Heihachi taught Panda to fight, so that Xiaoyu would have a bodyguard. Because of this, Xiaoyu sees Heihachi as something of a grandfather.
Major Story Arcs
Xiaoyu entered the tournament in hopes of achieving her life long dream of owning her own Amusement Park.
Still living, studying and training as a ward of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Xiaoyu lacked any particular goals, and grew tired of her everyday routines. However, one day, she received an anonymous e-mail that warned her of Heihachi’s evil intentions and the danger to her life. Ling replied to the e-mail, but she did not receive any further messages from the anonymous individual.
Ling’s intuition told her that Jin, who had been missing since the last Tournament, could have sent the message. She believed the message and started to suspect Heihachi and the Mishima Zaibatsu. Upon hearing the announcement of the next Tournament, Ling made the decision to enter, hoping to be reunited with Jin and to unveil the truth behind Heihachi and the Mishima Zaibatsu.
In the previous tournament, Ling was saved from the evil plans of Heihachi by Yoshimitsu, who taught her the history of the Mishima family. Ling began to believe that the misfortune surrounding the Mishimas started with Heihachi's upbringing of Kazuya.
When Ling heard that Heihachi died, Xiaoyu cried and wished she could turn back time. Later, Xiaoyu met a brilliant scientist who claimed that he could make a time machine as long as he gets the funding for development. Under the condition that she would be first to use the machine, Ling accepted her invitation to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.
Xiaoyu was relieved to hear that Heihachi had not truly died. However, as the new head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Jin Kazama aimed to take Heihachi’s life. Xiaoyu was going to try and stop Jin herself, but the Zaibatsu pushed towards militarization, making it difficult to approach Jin.
The Mishima Zaibatsu’s declaration of war drew hostility from around the globe. When the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 was announced, Ling Xiaoyu entered in the hope that she could save Jin’s soul from evil.
Appearances In Other Media
Xiaoyu appears in the following video games in the Tekken series:
- Tekken 3
- Tekken Advance
- Tekken Tag Tournament
- Tekken Card Challenge
- Tekken 4
- Tekken 5
- Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
- Tekken 6
- Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
- Tekken Bowl (App)
- Tekken Hybrid (Tekken Tag Tournament HD & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue)
- Street Fighter X Tekken
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Xiaoyu is also an unlockable character in Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2.
Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998)
Xiaoyu cameos in the opening of the film
Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)
Xiaoyu will be a lead character in the cgi movie. The film follows Xiaoyu Ling, a seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious student Shin Kamiya. Before she can make any progress in the investigation, Shin is kidnapped by an unknown assailant. Digging deeper into Shin’s background in an attempt to rescue him, Xiaoyu learns about the frightening underbelly of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima… and the late Heihachi Mishima’s conspiracy that’s stained with blood. Teaming up with Alisa Bosconovitch along the way