T.J. Combo

Killer Instinct’s T.J Combo


Created by: Rareware

1st appearance: Killer Instinct, October 1994

Species: Earthling

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 220 lb            Height: 6’1

Eyes: Brown                 Hair: Black

Relatives: Parents (deceased), three unnamed siblings.

Skills and Abilities: World class boxer and street fighter.

Powers: T.J has peak human strength enhanced to superhuman levels thanks to Cybernetic implants in both arms.


Born into a life of poverty and raised by a single mother. T.J dreamt of becoming a boxing champion. His first attempt left his arms badly injured but thanks to cybernetic implants granted by Ultratech he recovered and becoming the heavy weight champion of the word. Over time they found out about his implants and stripped him of his rank and riches. With nothing left to lose he enters the Killer Instinct tournament where he defeats Riptor and winds p stranded in the past.

He first appeared in the arcade version of Killer Instinct in 1994 before moving on to the console version and it’s sequels Killer Instinct 2 and Killer Instinct Gold.





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3 thoughts on “T.J. Combo

  • August 29, 2012 at 4:11 am

    WoW this is soo old skool. I always used to play him and then Jago second! MASTER COMBO!

  • August 29, 2012 at 7:33 am

    “Born into a life of poverty and raised by a single mother. T.J dreamt of becoming a boxing champion.”

    Seriously? Like we haven’t heard or seen this before, it’s like they don’t even try with black character’s backgrounds.

    • October 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      You do realize how old this character is right? Not justifying just saying its a product of its time created by people with certain perspective (not saying they’re understand blacks either).


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