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A shadowed man, overwhelmed with the loss of his wife to illness; made a promise in the desert to his dead lover "Rolande". She said the strongest warrior in the world is who she loves, so he joins the DOA tournaments to fulfill her expectation. While he resides in Italy, he trains daily and masters the Russian Martial Arts.
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Dead or Alive 2

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

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Page Updated:  June 3rd, 2014

For some reason, Leon was my main in DOA2... I liked his fighting style, but I could never get past how much his outfits completely sucked. This flaw would follow him throughout the entire series. His default outfit is beyond boring, and most of his alternates are downright bad... seriously, someone needs to take this guy shopping. On top of that, his personality has always been bland.

He plays the "badass card" fairly well in DOA, but A LOT of his moves are downright sloppy. Even in his latest return in DOA5: Ultimate, he throws some of t he sloppiest punches I've ever seen. A guy who punches like that in a real fight would go down in seconds. His "double axe handle" 3-hit string just cracks me up... (it's such an unrealistic and silly way to attack someone). His kicks are also done with pretty poor technique. Some of his classic throws look decent but many use old animations and his new ones don't really have that next-gen "oomph" that they should have. 

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