Thank you for reading Phoenix Reborn!


And it was quite a bit of work.

Yes, Phoenix Reborn finally has an HTML version for your reading pleasure. There is also a text version, of course. Enjoy!

Phoenix Reborn is my Tekken 3 fan-fiction novel, guest starring a few characters from Soul Edge and King of Fighters '98. It is complete at 32 chapters.

This novel is dedicated to Dark Ki, who helped me immensely with the creative process.

Disclaimer: although Phoenix Reborn does not have explicit sexual content, some chapters do have foul language and/or graphic violence. All video game characters are property of their respective companies, and used without permission. This fanfic was not written for profit, and may not be distributed for profit in any way.

Phoenix Reborn FAQ v2.6 - this is the final update of Frequently Anticipated Questions. Got a question about Phoenix Reborn? Please check here before you e-mail me.

Shingo Yabuki & KoF '98 history sketch - this is a document I drew up to detail Shingo Yabuki's history, prior to writing him into the story. It is not a fanfic, but rather a reference document originally for my own use.

Dramatis Personae - this is a comprehensive list of characters, place names, etc. in Phoenix Reborn. There is also a brief timeline, and a synopsis of the events that set the story in motion. HTML   TXT

NEW! Ten years after finishing Phoenix Reborn, I have decided to make public the chapter notes. These were originally distributed only to a select few pre-readers, back when I was creating the novel. Aspiring writers may find something useful in my month-by-month chronicle of the novel's creation; video game fanatics may enjoy the scavenger hunt of little details (outfits, game poses, etc.) revealed. These notes do contain a few story spoilers; you have been warned.

Chapter Notes to Part I: Absorption

Chapter Notes to Part II: Convocation

Chapter Notes to Part III: Deception

Chapter Notes to Part IV: Lamentation

Chapter Notes to Part V: Depredation

Chapter Notes to Part VI: Absolution

Part I: Absorption

Chapter 1: Paradise Remembered - Jin Kazama and Julia Chang recount their upbringing, and Ling Xiaoyu remembers a bloody final conflict between Seung Mina and Hwoarang...
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Chapter 2: Paradise Destroyed - the immortal Toshin has come for Jun Kazama's soul, and Heihachi Mishima is not far behind. Is there any hope left for Jin's once happy family?
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Chapter 3: Toll of the Bell - Lei Wulong struggles to cope with unbearable loss, and Bryan Fury tells of the lethal Hong Kong shootout that destroyed his former life as a cop.
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Chapter 4: Challenges - arriving for his first day of work at the Mishima syndicate, Heishiro Mitsurugi faces the razor edge of Taki's sword, while Jin's initial encounter with Hwoarang inexoribly leads to violence.
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Chapter 5: Winter Night Sky - Anna Williams recollects her past, including her prior employment as Kazuya Mishima's bodyguard, and her deadly blood feud with her half-sister: Nina Williams, the Silent Assassin.
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Part II: Convocation

Chapter 6: Hell Hath No Fury - Heihachi's Iron Fist Tournament has a new challenger: the hyperactively enthusiastic young girl Ling Xiaoyu. But her sheer exuberance has tragic consequences that she can't hide from Jin...
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Chapter 7: Lambs to Slaughter - possessed by the merciless Toshin, Nina awakes! Jin and Julia must follow the trail of savage massacres to... Hwoarang?
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Chapter 8: Slaves of Circumstance - Lee Chaolan fights to save Jun's soul from the Toshin's hunger, and Hwoarang must reveal the unholy secret of his true nature!
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Chapter 9: Aggravated Assault - Toshin-Nina attacks the Mishima syndicate. Mitsurugi, Taki, Jin, and Julia must choose whether to risk their lives in battle against the minion of a supremely voracious god, and Bryan Fury doesn't even have a choice.
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Chapter 10: Dragon's Diplomacy - Julia Chang has fallen into the evil clutches of Heihachi Mishima. Can she turn his schemes to her own advantage?
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Chapter 11: Family Reunion - something has gone awry with Bryan Fury, the Mishima syndicate's prototype for its Cyborg Army, and Jin Kazama is determined to investigate!
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Part III: Deception

Chapter 12: Puppet Strings - Instead of the Mishima syndicate, now it is Lee Chaolan who controls Bryan Fury. Yearning for freedom, Bryan fights to be rid of the spirit possessing his body - but how is a mortal man to overcome an angel?
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Chapter 13: Unlikely Alliances - Heihachi invites Anna Williams to participate in his Tournament; Xiaoyu confronts her fear of Jin; and Hwoarang unleashes a murderous ambush.
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Chapter 14: Teacher's Pet - Before Julia Chang can pursue her crusade against Heihachi, she has to work her new job: assistant to Professor Shingo Yabuki, former finalist of the King of Fighters Tournament...
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Chapter 15: Prelude to Confession - Lei Wulong confronts Jin Kazama, determined to save his son or die trying!
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Chapter 16: Personal Business - Anna notices Mitsurugi's adoration, and Julia delves into the darkest secrets of the House Mishima.
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Part IV: Lamentation

Chapter 17: Tough Love - Jin, Julia, and Xiaoyu must each face their first match in the Iron Fist Tournament! But Jin is terrified that Julia won't survive her battle...
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Chapter 18: Trials of the Heart - After Julia's disastrous match in the Iron Fist, Shingo helps her rebuild her devastated pride... and just what is going on between Jin and Xiaoyu?
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Chapter 19: Unhappy Holidays - Shingo's sanity is slipping away. Mitsurugi has disappeared. Julia is running out of options; the only way she can save Jin is by challenging him to combat!
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Chapter 20: Season's Evils - As Heihachi Mishima's diabolic schemes close in upon Heishiro Mitsurugi, Taki's own despair devours her will to live...
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Chapter 21: Requiem Confessional - Determined to learn once and for all how Kazuya died, Lee Chaolan confronts Lei Wulong. Meanwhile, Shingo Yabuki resolves to protect Julia Chang from the Mishima syndicate... at any cost.
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Part V: Depredation

Chapter 22: Reflections of the Soul - Desperate to rescue Jin and Xiaoyu from Heihachi's deathtrap, Julia fights to escape Shingo's apartment - but does she have a prayer of saving herself, let alone anyone else?
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Chapter 23: Blood of Kindred - Lee Chaolan must force Jin Kazama to see the truth of how Kazuya died. Meanwhile, Anna sees Mitsurugi again... what's left of him.
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Chapter 24: Indisposed Possession - Nina Williams is back, and she's out for blood. Lee Chaolan and Anna Williams must team up to stop her - but the Toshin possessing Nina is far stronger than either of them, and Bryan Fury's resistance is driving Lee to the breaking point!
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Chapter 25: Solemn Promise - Arriving at Chizuru Kagura's Temple, Bryan Fury at last has his chance to get revenge on Lei Wulong! ...or does he?
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Chapter 26: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree - As Anna Williams confronts her misdeeds, a lone invader breaches Heihachi Mishima's secret retreat, seeking to rescue Jin Kazama and Julia Chang. But something unspeakable has already happened to Jin...
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Part VI: Absolution

Chapter 27: Angel of Treachery - Lei Wulong calls a war council to plan the battle against Heihachi Mishima, and a dangerous secret about Lee Chaolan comes to light.
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Chapter 28: Blood Sacrament - Heihachi's ritual to summon the dreaded Toshin begins!
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Chapter 29: Closing the Wound - the God of War has returned! Alone among the warriors gathered to fight it, Julia Chang knows how to end its menace - if she can only wake up before it slaughters everyone in the Iron Fist...
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Chapter 30: Demons Without - the Toshin has left devastation in its wake. Among the survivors tenuously clinging to life, there is no one who can stop Heihachi from murdering Jin... or is there?
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Chapter 31: Devils Within - the Toshin Crisis has ended, but Jin is on the verge of self-destruction. Julia and Lee must resort to desperate measures.
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Chapter 32: Legacy of the Phoenix - the conclusion of the saga, and the interviewer's identity revealed!
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