Lenny Creston

BIO:

Lenny Kreston is a private investigator and she works with Rody Birts, though there seems to be some romantic tension between them the two are partners in a business sense only. They have been hired by Wyler to find Freia (also a schoolfriend of Robert Garcia) and deliver her to him, the two appear to have a bad reputation within their profession and Lenny sees their new assignment as their 'big chance'. Lenny is a tough, straight-talking woman but with a caring nature underneath. She fights using a whip, though she appears to be fond of other uses (such as dragging Rody around).
 

 

ORIGIN:
Art of Fighting 3

 

 

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Page Updated:  May 5th, 2021

What a fantastical 90's design... nothing like a blonde chick in a jean-vest with ripped jeans... AND a red headband. So 90's! Lenny would fit right in with any kooky 90's martial arts movie... or even sitcom? When I first saw Lenny in 1996, I thought her design was painfully dated and pretty boring in general. (Compared to many other fighting game characters at the time, she really was.) In retrospect, I think her design actually aged kinda well... for the positive 90's vibes alone.

Lenny's whip-based fighting style is kinda random, especially for the Art of Fighting series. It makes her unique, and her animations are smooth and pretty entertaining for the most part. Even so, Lenny is still underdeveloped in almost every other way. SNK seems to have thought so as well, since Lenny hasn't appeared in any other games since her debut - not even in a card game or background (to my knowledge). :( In some cases, not even ultra-smooth animation can save a character design. I can think of many other whip-users in fighting games with more interesting movesets and style. Whip is one of them. However, maybe Lenny should get a comeback someday, in KOF? I could see it! See Shinkiro art.

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