Lion Rafale
 

 
           
 

BIO:

Lion Rafale is a high school student from France. He fights to gain independence from his father, and uses the style of Praying Mantis Kung Fu. He is born into the Rafale family, one of the wealthiest families in France, whom are involved in the aircraft industry. But this business is just a front for their involvement in illegal arms contracts with terrorists. Lion has been practicing Praying Mantis Kung Fu under an instructor as part of management education since he was five. He resents his father's control over his life and during one of their arguments, his father proposed that Lion must win the World Fighting Tournament as a prerequisite to become free from him.

           
 

ORIGIN:
Virtua Fighter 2

           

OTHER APPEARANCES:
Virtua Fighter Kids, Virtua Fighter 3, Virtua Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution, Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua Fighter 5 R, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Fighters Megamix

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Page Updated: Sept. 9th, 2013

Wait.... Is he still a high school student after all these years? I guess he was left back a few times. Just drop out and get your GED Lion, for real. lol. Even though his fighting style is kinda cool, his personality and appearance really hurts the design. Seriously, Lion has consistently had some of the absolute worst win quotes and intros of all time. I don't understand why Sega can't make him say anything that makes him sound even halfway intelligent... but I guess that explains why he's still a high school student. lol. 

Additionally, he's had some pretty lame outfits, which almost seem to get worse from game to game. He also has one of those "hold your nose and talk" voices, which is beyond annoying. In fairness, he has some cool moves and can be a fun character to use in the series, but you gotta deal with all of his quirks if you want to use him. :/

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