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Jann Lee
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He fights from his soul, trained by a renowned master of martial arts. He shows up to battles where only the strongest of men fight. With a bird-like-cry, he strikes with his soulful "dragon attacks". Some think he is too self possessed, which keeps women from getting close to him.

When Jann Lee was very young, he was placed into a orphanage, either because his parents had died, or they left him there following their escape China's Maoist regime. Jann Lee seemed to have lived in poverty, have to wander the streets for food, and faced many hardships. In order to protect himself and replace the feelings of loss of his parents, Jann Lee taught himself how to fight from martial art movies; especially Bruce Lee's films. As he grew up, moved on from his feelings of loss, and he got skilled enough to get a job as a bouncer at a high class club, making a decent living for himself.

Six years before the first tournament, Jann Lee saved a young girl from a gang of thugs. Although she was very grateful for being saved, she felt that she could have handled the situation herself. This incident would start a strong obsession within the girl and a life being chased for Jann Lee.

Jann Lee entered the Dead or Alive Tournament for the sake of the fight. Now the self-taught master of Jeet Kune Do, he seeks the thrill of battle whenever he can. During the tournament, he meets the girl that he saved - Lei Fang - who is ready to defeat him to prove that she is a great fighter like him. However, Jann Lee wins and Lei Fang goes on to train harder.

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Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive 2, DOA2: Hardcore, Dead or Alive 3, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive 5, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Dead or Alive: Dimensions

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Page Updated: July 19th, 2013

Instead of making this Bruce Lee-inspired fighter look exactly like Bruce Lee (as the likes of Fei Long or Marshall Law do), the DOA designers actually gave Jann Lee a more original appearance... well, spiky hair... that is. :/ He might not be quite as fun to watch as Marshall Law, but he has a variety of cool moves & mannerisms. His fighting stance and some of his animations & mannerisms in the later DOA games are a bit more "silly" than "cool" in my book. He has a few cool outfits, and a few more boring ones as well, but he is one of the better DOA characters in my opinion.

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