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Leo Kliesen
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Leo is part of a very talented family. Her father was a world-famous spelunker, while her mother served as a G Corporation executive. Although Leo's father disappeared during an expedition when Leo was a child, Leo still wanted to follow in the family tradition and become a spelunker. Leo's gender was finally confirmed during the showing of Tekken: Blood Vengeance in Germany. Leo's swimsuit options in Tekken Tag 2 also confirm that she is a girl. Leo's full name is Eleonora "Leo" Kliesen.

Leo possessed a strong sense of character, thanks to a proper upbringing. Life was pleasant and relatively uneventful until one fateful day, when Leo's mother was killed by an unknown assailant. Depressed and filled with grief, Leo became incensed when the police called-off their investigation quickly and without explanation. Leo vowed to find the truth.

During Leo's own investigation, the G Corporation's Kazuya Mishima materialized as a person of interest. The G Corporation was popularized at the time as a world hero, making it difficult to get close to Kazuya, and it looked as though Leo's quest had reached an insurmountable impasse. It was at this time that news of the Mishima Zaibatsu-sponsored The King of Iron Fist Tournament began to spread. Leo learned that Kazuya Mishima was scheduled to appear in person at the event. Realizing that this may be the only chance to take revenge against Kazuya, Leo decided to enter the contest. Leo's fighting style is Baji Quan.
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Tekken 6

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Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 7, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, Tekken Revolution

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Page Updated:  July 3rd, 2015

To a fighting game connoisseur, Leo might resemble SNK's Rock Howard or maybe even Virtua Fighter's Lion at first glance. In any case, Leo's fluid & authentic Baji Quan fighting style brings something truly unique to the Tekken series and is represented exceptionally well. While a very flowing and flashy style, Leo's Baji Quan allows her to perform devastatingly hard strikes at any time, which never fail to make me cringe (in a good way). When Leo was first shown in Tekken 6, I wasn't really "sold" on her visual design... even though I found Leo's likeness to Rock Howard to be kinda cool. However, after learning how to use Leo and fully appreciating all of her badass moves & counters, I think I'm a Leo player for life. What a fun-to-use and dynamic character.

On a side note, Namco really gave us the run-around with Leo. First, the official Japanese T6 website stated that Leo was a girl. Then, the English site stated that Leo a guy... Shenanigans! I bet Namco did that just to make people talk about it and dispute it, which only added hype to the character... a pretty smart move actually. Namco wanted to create a character that would be loved by fans regardless of gender, so it seems they made Leo's gender ambiguous on purpose (at first). Anyhow,
Leo's gender was finally confirmed as female.

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