Please note: This name is Chinese; "Lee" is a surname, not a given name; the given name of this character is "Chaolan".

Lee Chaolan (Chinese: 李超狼 Lǐ Chāoláng; Japanese: リー・チャオラン Rī Chaoran; it may be written with given name first as Chaolan Lee) is a character in the Tekken series. He was introduced in the original Tekken and returned for every subsequent game, except for Tekken 3. He has also at times appeared under his alter-ego dubbed Violet, who appeared as playable in Tekken 4 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Lee is one of the most popular characters in the series for his manipulative style of play, smug personality and his trademark thumbs up and catchphrase "excellent".



Lee is an incredibly smug and conceited ladies man with an immense sense of class, unafraid to flaunt his wealth. Though eccentric to the point of femininity and just as scheming as his adoptive father, Lee is ultimately good-natured and holds a great contempt towards Kazuya and Heihachi.


Lee Chaolan has distinctive silver hair which covers most of the top part of his head and has brown eyes. His primary outfit is a vest with the face of a unicorn on the back, leather pants, gloves and shoes. His secondary outfit is a classic tuxedo. Their colors vary within the series.

In Tekken 5 and Tekken 6, his primary outfit shows an indigo vest and brown pants while his secondary outfit shows a jet black tuxedo. In Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, his primary and secondary outfits are both entirely violet.

In Tekken 6, Lee can perform his item move when his outfit includes a red rose and/or a rapier. His first item (rose) is a taunt where Lee elegantly throws his rose towards his opponent and says "C'mon", without the rose hitting the opponent. His second item is a rapier that is a linear attack move; Lee performs swordplay and simultaneously advances/attacks his opponent.


Main article: Lee Chaolan/Outfits



Version 1: Chaolan is Heihachi Mishima's adopted son, and Kazuya Mishima's rival. As Kazuya's rival, he was expected to follow him in as closely as possible; from a young age, the same imperialistic teachings that were hammered into Kazuya were also hammered into him. Those teachings drove him to master the martial arts.

In the underground world of fighting, he is feared and is known as "the Silver Haired Devil."[4]

Version 2: Lee's parents died when he was a young child, leaving him to fend for himself on the streets. Facing a hostile environment each day, he quickly became a skilled scrapper with reflexes that were amazing for a boy of his age. It was these qualities that caught the eye of Heihachi, who witnessed Lee fighting off several other kids while on a business trip. Impressed by Lee's street-fighting skill, Heihachi decided to adopt Lee. Heihachi then took Lee Chaolan back to Japan to be educated.[citation needed]

Heihachi never actually felt any emotion towards Lee; the real purpose was to give Kazuya a rival to inspire him to shape up. Their combat skill is equal, but those who know Lee's power fear the "Silver-Haired Demon".

Pertaining to Heihachi Mishima as his adopted son, Lee Chaolan was entitled to the Mishima Zaibatsu just as much as Kazuya Mishima. It was only after the events of Tekken 2 that Lee sidetracked from the central plot of the Tekken saga, though still retaining a strong affiliation.

Tekken 2

Version 1: Chaolan, Heihachi Mishima's adopted son, had the same imperialistic teachings that were driven into Kazuya driven into him. Those teachings drove him to master the martial arts.

Though Chaolan was clever and skilled in the martial arts, he was ultimately defeated by Kazuya, destroying him mentally and physically.

Secluding himself in the mountains, Chaolan trained, diligently, rashly, and his talented techniques became less and less precise as he became more and more absorbed in his training, and just when he had given up all hope, a mysterious old man appeared before him, and made him an offer he couldn't refuse. In exchange for his tutelage, Chaolan would have to do something for him.

Determined to face Kazuya once again, Chaolan has decided to take part in the tournament to take Kazuya out, even if it kills him.[2][4]

Note: Lee's occupation is listed in his profile as "Kazuya's personal secretary and odd job handler."

Version 2: Both Lee and Heihachi were defeated by Kazuya Mishima, who then took charge of the Mishima Zaibatsu. He was forced to serve Kazuya as his underling, working as his secretary and handling menial matters to his utter chagrin. Lee was later approached by Wang Jinrei who warned him about Kazuya, and asked his help in returning honor to the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Tekken 2 Lee Chaolan Ending HD

Tekken 2 Lee Chaolan Ending HD

Then, Kazuya opens The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. This time, Lee faced his adopted father, Heihachi Mishima, who was quite angry with him for helping his traitor son, Kazuya. Heihachi then defeated Lee Chaolan quite easily.

Ending Description, "Treachery": A large electronic billboard declares Lee as the winner of The King of Iron Fist Tournament. There is also a floating blimp displaying his name in the sky. Lee, now head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, relaxes in his office. With Heihachi and Kazuya behind bars, Lee does a "thumbs-down" hand gesture. He then points to himself with the same hand, without changing his hand gesture, and smiles proudly.

Tekken 4

Twenty years ago, Lee was expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu where he betrayed Heihachi and sided with Kazuya during the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2.

For quite some time, thoughts of revenge consumed Lee. Eventually, he realized that it was pointless to kill an old man, who probably had only a few years left in his life at best. With that realization, Lee distanced himself from fighting and moved into a mansion in the Bahamas to lead a solitary life.

One day, he discovered a huge sell-off of G Corporation's stock online. Lee's intuition told him that something happened within the company. His intuition was correct. He hacked into their classified computer network and accessed their internal corporate communications. Lee learned that the Mishima Zaibatsu attacked G Corporation and caused significant damage to their research facilities.

He also came across information that a new life form under development by the Mishima Zaibatsu would be completed by next year. In order to complete the life form, however, it appeared that they were missing a critical component...

Oddly enough, an announcement was made for The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 around the same time. Lee's fading passion for fighting was rekindled - along with his resentment towards the Mishima clan.

In order to prevent the Mishima Zaibatsu from discovering his true identity, Lee signed up for the Tournament online under a false name, Violet.

As additional measures to mask his identity, he dyed his gleaming silver hair purple, wore a pair of sunglasses, and donned violet clothes.

Tekken 4 - Lee Chaolan ending - HQ

Tekken 4 - Lee Chaolan ending - HQ

Interlude Description: Final Stage Combot: In the Arena, the crowd cheers for Lee, and he thanks them. He states that winning the tournament was not his ultimate goal, that he only participated in the tournament to gather test data for Combot, and to promote its application as the ultimate fighting machine. Then, he presents Combot, who is standing in front of the large electronic advertisement screen, to the audience. Lee asks Combot to give them a demonstration, and Combot's eyes start to glow bright red. Combot starts to walk down the stairs, but he trips and falls to the ground. A little bit of electricity comes from Combot's body as he gets up and Combot's eyes flicker. An angry and embarrassed Lee prepares for an unexpected fight as Combot starts to run towards him.

Ending Description: A secretary walks into Lee's office, and tells him that the new Combot prototype is finished. She lays a book report titled "Combot II" on Lee's desk. Lee expects the new prototype to work better, and she tells him that combat experiments were conducted against Heihachi, and that from 10.23 seconds into the experiment, Combot unleashed a 50 hit combination. She reports that Heihachi was completely helpless. Lee chuckles and, while stirring his glass of brandy, says, "Excellent".

Tekken 5

Tekken 5 Lee Interludes

Tekken 5 Lee Interludes

Lee Chaolan, Heihachi's adoptive son and Kazuya's rival.

Lee entered the previous tournament in disguise to defeat Heihachi. However, standing in his way was Kazuya who was presumed dead from the 2nd King of Iron Fist Tournament. Lee lost to Kazuya, his fight, focus and the tournament.

With his master's death, Lee plans to take the Zaibatsu, but he was too late. He mutters that Kazuya always gets in his way.

A month later the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 was announced, Lee was determined to have a rematch against Kazuya and take the Zaibatsu from him.

Tekken 5 Lee ending

Tekken 5 Lee ending

Ending Description: After the tournament, Lee Chaolan returned to his quiet life at his mansion in the Bahamas. Lee relaxes on a chair while a woman in a bathing suit massages one of his legs. He snaps his fingers, and Heihachi, wearing nothing but black swimming briefs and a waiter's bow tie-and-collar, comes nearer. Apparently, Lee has made Heihachi his personal waiter. Lee only says "two fingers", and Heihachi, after taking Lee's order, calls him a bastard as he walks away.

Hearing that final remark, Lee threatens him by picking up the remote control on a table next to him. He presses a button, and many beeps come from the Heihachi's bow tie. Heihachi panics as he recalls the explosion at Hon-Maru. He then runs away frantically, to get Lee's order. Lee puts the controller back on the table and chuckles. As the woman next to him puts back his sunglasses, he relaxes and says "Excellent!".

Tekken 6

Lee Chaolan took part in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 in order to take revenge on Kazuya Mishima. However, the one who had opened the tournament was not Kazuya, but Jinpachi Mishima, and Chaolan, after learning this fact, lost interest in the tournament and returned to his home in the Bahamas.

Soon afterwards, the MFG, led by Jin Kazama brought the world to chaos, and around the same time, G Corporation became a major opposition. Surprised by G Corporation's sudden military action, Chaolan, a major shareholder, conducted a private investigation with the utmost secrecy and discovered that it was Kazuya who was the real power behind G Corporation actions.

After obtaining information that Kazuya himself would take part in this tournament, Chaolan, using a shareholder's preferential treatment ticket, enters the tournament in order to get close to Kazuya.

Tekken 6 Lee Chaolan Ending HD

Tekken 6 Lee Chaolan Ending HD

Ending Description: Lee is preparing to play what seemed to be a normal game of golf... until it's revealed that Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama were strapped to what looked like rockets on the other side of the field. Lee swings the first ball which only lands some distance from the three captive men. Heihachi laughs, gloating "You (Lee) missed!", only for the golf ball to explode, sending dust up the latter's face. As a result, the first coil of rope comes loose on all three rockets while Lee himself prepares four more golf balls, each with a bomb symbol on them.

A swing later, the bomb balls explode near the rockets, sending them (Heihachi, Kazuya and Jin respectively) sky-high and then exploding as fireworks against the blue sky. A woman joyfully exclaims "Nice shot!" whilst clapping. Lee himself chuckles before the camera zooms in on to his face as he takes off his sunglasses and smiles directly at the camera, saying his famous catchphrase "Excellent".

Scenario Campaign

Upon being beaten by Lars and Alisa, Lee offers to join forces with them, but Lars refuses. Lee tells them about how he is monitoring both the G Corp and Mishima Zaibatsu. He is soon called by Julia, who is trapped by G Corp soldiers. Lee then asks Lars and Alisa to rescue Julia.

At the end of the campaign, he was entrusted by Lars to repair Alisa.

Tekken 7

Tekken 7 – Lee Chaolan Violet Reveal Trailer XB1, PS4, PC

Tekken 7 – Lee Chaolan Violet Reveal Trailer XB1, PS4, PC

Version 1: The adopted son of Heihachi Mishima, raised to be a rival for Kazuya Mishima. After abandoning the Zaibatsu for various reasons, he ended up idling his time away in the Bahamas as manager of his own company… until a certain event disturbed his permanent vacation and entwined his fate with the Zaibatsu once again.[3]

Version 2: Lee Chaolan has a long suffering history with the Mishima clan. Heihachi Mishima in his treacherous wisdom adopted Lee when he was a boy to create a rival for his son Kazuya. As Kazuya’s adopted brother, Lee was given the same education and upbringing befitting a son of the Mishima clan. After being expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu for unknown reasons, Lee founded Violet Systems, a successful tech company specializing in the development of humanoid robotics. Shortly after, the world became embroiled in a conflict between the Mishima Zaibatsu lead by Heihachi and the G Corporation, secretly controlled by Kazuya. As the world cautiously watched the conflict, trying to decide which side would be most beneficial to support, Lee had his own plans as he had nothing but extreme hatred for both Heihachi and Kazuya. Lee chose to exact his revenge on the father and son by covertly supporting Lars Alexandersson, who had turned on the Mishima Zaibatsu, but this was only the beginning of what he had in store for the Mishimas.[5]

Story Mode

Lee had Alisa repaired and removed some of the command systems the Mishima Zaibatsu implanted on her.

Lee remains a supporter of his brother Lars, and his rebel army, Yggdrasil, even when Heihachi returns to claim Zaibatsu. At some point, Lee goes to a restaurant and meets up with an investigative journalist who is looking into the Mishima Zaibatsu's affairs. At Violet Systems, Lee reveals to the journalist that Kazuya's blood contains a curse that exists within the Mishima family. Later, when Alisa awakens to see him, she becomes hostile as he mentions that her brain is still damaged. When Alisa continues her assault on him, Lee is forced to battle her. After defeating Alisa, Alisa's memory systems began to recover and has undergone an upgrade. After upgrading Alisa's body, both are attacked by Tekken Force. Lee becomes weak when he unintentionally breathes in the sleeping gas. Recovering, Lee teams up together with Alisa to fight off Tekken Force and they escape together.

Lee then brings Alisa to the facility he has given to Lars and Yggdrasil, where Jin is being kept by them whilst he is in a coma. When they are attacked by Nina, Lee hijacks the helicopter that holsters Jin and remotely destroys the facility as he, Lars and Alisa make their escape. Lee later reveals that it was his plan all along to lure the Mishima Zaibatsu to the facility and take out Tekken Force there. Lee later introduces Lars to the journalist he met. During the fight between Kazuya and Akuma, Lee, Lars and the journalist watch in shock as Kazuya's devil form is exposed to the world by Heihachi via satellite before the Zaibatsu CEO fires a satellite death ray on the G Corp's headquarters where Kazuya and Akuma are. Later, Lee uses his spy satellite to locate Heihachi, finding him before his final battle with Kazuya at Brimstone & Fire.

After the true death of his adoptive father, Lee stands on the rooftops of a destroyed city with Lars and Alisa, concluding that G Corporation has no intention of stopping the war. He and Alisa then watch as Lars dispatches Jin to find and kill Kazuya.

Other Appearances

Tekken: The Motion Picture

Lee Chaolan is featured in Tekken: The Motion Picture as one of the main antagonists. Lee plans on using the tournament to test out his new experiments on the fighters and to defeat Kazuya Mishima so that he will inherit the Mishima Zaibatsu. To this end, Lee seduces both Nina and Anna Williams and sends them to assassinate Kazuya, although all their attempts end in failure. As a last resort, Lee faces Kazuya himself in front of the Mishima tower during the tournament, but is quickly defeated. After being swept aside by a disgusted Heihachi, Lee commits suicide by setting off the island's self-destruct sequence and remaining inside the tower when it explodes.

Tekken Tag Tournament

Tekken Tag Tournament - Lee Endng

Tekken Tag Tournament - Lee Endng

Lee's ending

Lee appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament game. He retains his moveset from Tekken 2 plus many moves added to them. Lee has many moves added possibly due to his absence in Tekken 3.

Ending Description: While standing up, Lee Chaolan imagines beating up Kazuya Mishima and Heihachi Mishima. Then, Lee is shown grinning. This ending takes place in Jin Kazama's first stage (Jin-A).

Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Lee appeared in Tekken: Blood Vengeance as a teacher at Kyoto International School in which Ling Xiaoyu attends as a student. When Xiaoyu and Alisa are trying to escape Anna and the G Corporation, Lee provides shelter for them in his mansion which is ultimately destroyed when Anna finally tracks them down.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Lee Chaolan's Arcade Ending

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Lee Chaolan's Arcade Ending

Lee returns as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. He retains his moveset from Tekken 6 plus few moves added to them with a network of team alliances. His Violet alter-ego also appears as a training instructor in Fight Lab mode, and as a DLC fighter.

Ending Description: Lee and his assistant get out of a limo and as she explains his schedule, Lee is continuously ambushed by Tekken Force members. However, he manages to single-handedly defeat them one at a time while casually walking and listening to her. He found a petal on the woman's shoulder. All of the Tekken Force were knocked out by Lee.

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Tekken Revolution

Lee appears in Tekken Revolution as an unlockable character.


Lee started out as a "clone" of Marshall Law, with some moves borrowed from Paul Phoenix. In his pre-Tekken 4 era, his main difference with Law was the ability to perform an infinite chain of kicks, much more useful back then because the gameplay didn't offer many options to evade it, and sidesteps were less effective and harder to perform. In later games, Lee evolved more and more into a completely different character, with a flashy and stylish moveset.

Lee's greatest strength lies in his ability to poke and annoy his opponent to death. He has an assortment of fast hard-to-see pokes, and slower but safe launchers that can be used as counter hits once the opponent loses his focus. His Hitman stance embodies his provocative gameplay: it is evasive by nature and can be used to bait out brash attacks and counter them. Another of Lee's great tools is his Eslide Execution, an incredibly hard-to-see and hard-to-punish low attack.

Fighting style

In Tekken, Tekken 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament, Lee fought using Mishima Style Fighting Karate combined with his own style of "Martial Arts". Being a variation of Marshall Law's moveset (which is heavily inspired by Bruce Lee's moves), it's safe to assume that Lee's actual fighting style is based on Jeet Kune Do. The only Mishima Karate moves of his, however, are his Left Splits Kick (f,f+3), which was removed in Tekken 5, and the two first kicks of his Infinite Kicks, which resemble the Mishima Tsunami Kick (ws+4,4) but with the other leg.

Since Tekken 4 and onwards, Lee's fighting style is listed simply as "Martial Arts", alluding to the idea that Lee fights using hybridized techniques from other fighting styles combined into one. From then on, many of his attack movements and motions stem from JKD, taekwondo, boxing and even savate techniques.


Ghost Data

Character Relationships

  • Jinpachi Mishima - His deceased adoptive grandfather. The two have never physically met so their actual relationship is unknown, but according to Lee's Tekken 6 prologue, he lost interest in the fifth tournament when he discovered that it was Jinpachi running it instead of Kazuya, so it seems that he holds no strong feelings either for or against Jinpachi (even though he should have been long dead by the events of Tekken 5).
  • Heihachi Mishima - His adoptive father. Lee hates Heihachi and constantly plots to either humiliate or kill him. Watched his final battle and ultimate fate via a spy satellite.
  • Kazuya Mishima - His adoptive brother. Heihachi adopted Lee purely for him to be an obstacle for Kazuya. Whilst the two are aware of this, Lee and Kazuya have had an ongoing rivalry for years.
  • Lars Alexandersson - His adoptive brother and sworn ally. Lee supplied his rebel army, Yggdrasil, with valuable intel and provided at least two facilities for his troops, as seen in Tekken 7. Lee is a sponsor for Lars's army since its creation, including supporting them whilst they consolidated in Northern Europe after their initial defection from Tekken Force.[6]
  • Jin Kazama - His adoptive nephew. Lee started working against his Mishima Zaibatsu in Tekken 6 via espionage and providing intel to the rebels, but says in the Scenario Campaign that he doesn't have anything personal against him and is only trying to save the world. In Lee's TK6 ending and TTT2 ending as Violet, he can be seen violently disposing of Jin along the rest of the Mishima family. In Tekken 7, Lee follows Lars's wishes and protects Jin from the Tekken Force.
  • Kazumi Mishima - His deceased (presumed) adoptive mother. Lee was 4 years old when she died.
  • Wang Jinrei - Lee was trained and convinced by him to bring honor to the Mishima Zaibatsu before the events of Tekken 2.
  • Steve Fox - Steve looks up to Lee and knows of his reputation as the "Silver-Haired Demon".
  • Violet - Lee's alter-ego. Used as a disguise for entering the 4th King of Iron Fist Tournament.
  • Emilie De Rochefort - In the Scenario Campaign, Lee recognizes her as the "mademoiselle of Rochefort Enterprises" and is pleased to meet her. She is also a member of Lee's Violet Systems girls team in the Fight Lab mode (non-canon).
  • Combot - Combot was created by Lee. Combot immediately assumes Lee to be his master and serves him on numerous occasions.
  • Nina Williams - Employed by Lee in Tekken: The Motion Picture, as well as his lover (non-canon).
  • Anna Williams - They are well-acquainted by Tekken 6. Anna refers to him as a twisted individual in the Scenario Campaign. Employed by Lee in Tekken: The Motion Picture, as well as his secret lover (non-canon).
  • Ganryu - Employed by Lee in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon).
  • Bruce Irvin - Employed by Lee in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon).
  • Ling Xiaoyu - His friend and school student in Tekken: Blood Vengeance (non-canon).
  • Julia Chang - Lee's good friend in the Scenario Campaign, who worked for G Corporation.
  • Alisa Bosconovitch - His friend and school student in Tekken: Blood Vengeance (non-canon). In the Scenario Campaign story, he allied with Alisa and Lars. At the end of the story, Lee promised Lars to help with the repairs for Alisa's programming. In Tekken 7, they help Lars in protecting Jin from the Mishima Zaibatsu.


Lee Chaolan/Quotes



  • Lee is known for giving thumbs up in other characters' endings and for his catchphrase "Excellent!", which he mostly says in Tekken 4, 5, 6 (as well as in the Scenario Campaign ending) and Tag Tournament 2.
    • The "Excellent!" catchphrase is now also used in one of his win animations in Tekken 7, and also at the end of his alter-ego, Violet's, Rage Art.
  • Lee Chaolan's name written in Chinese as 李超狼, wherein (李 ) is the surname, and (超狼 Chāoláng) is his given name.
  • Lee Chaolan's name is similar to the stage name of Bruce Lee, which is (李 小龍/李 小龙 Lǐ Xiǎolóng). Xiǎolóng means "little dragon". It is likely this was done intentionally.
  • Although officially listed as "martial arts" by Namco, Lee's fighting style is speculated to be Jeet Kune Do.
  • Due to his early appearance and moveset, it is possible aspects of Lee were loosely based on famous martial artist Donnie Yen.
    • Also, originally Lee was almost a clone character of Marshall Law, who was based on Bruce Lee and Donnie Yen has often been seen as the "new Bruce Lee" throughout his career.
  • Lee's current physical appearance is quite similar to Brandon Lee and Kim Vo.
  • Lee's appearance, style, silver hair, violet clothing and moves is similar to a character portrayed by Turkish actor Cüneyt Arkın.[7]
  • Lee often wears a unicorn on his clothing, an animal known as a symbol of purity, elegance, and charm. It's also known for courage and strength.
  • Lee did not appear in Tekken 3. With Ogre utilizing Lee's Infinity Kick move, it is speculated by some fans that he was attacked by Ogre.
  • In Tekken: The Motion Picture, Lee's outfit perfectly matches Kazuya's purple suit outfit from Tekken 2.
  • In the English version of Tekken: Blood Vengeance he was voiced by Kaiji Tang, who later voiced his alter-ego Violet in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  • He is the first character introduced that was adopted, the second was Julia Chang.
  • Lee's role post-Tekken 2 timeline is similar to the Dragon Ball series' Trunks. Such as being a close-ally to the main heroes like Lars and Jin as Future Trunks to Goku and Gohan, as well as owning an incorruptible multinational company (Violet Systems and Capsule Corp).
    • Lee, as Violet, can be customized as an adult incarnation of Trunks.
  • Lee has a significant role in Lars and Alisa's storyline released on the Tekken Pachi-Slot 4 pachinko machine.
  • In the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 short live action movie by Wild Stunts Europe in association with Bandai Namco, Lee was portrayed by Anthony Pho.


  • Lee is Kazuya's stage 8 sub-boss. When the player beat arcade mode with Kazuya, Lee will be unlocked and when the player uses Lee in Arcade, Kazuya will be Lee's stage 8 sub-boss (console version only).

Tekken 2:

  • Lee is Heihachi's stage 8 sub-boss. When the player beat Arcade Mode with Heihachi, Lee will be unlocked and when the player uses Lee in Arcade, Heihachi will be Lee's stage 8 sub-boss.

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • If teamed with Heihachi, depending on what costumes they are wearing Heihachi will give Lee a noogie or spank him in their lose pose, and spometimes at the start of a fight.

Tekken 4:

  • Lee is selectable after beating Story Mode with Violet. Violet is an alter-ego he created to keep the Mishima Zaibatsu from discovering his true identity while entering the fourth tournament.
  • His alter-ego, Violet, holds a strong resemblance to Michael Jackson, especially when he spins around and puts his arms up after winning a battle.
  • Despite being Japanese, Lee speaks English in this game, even after his identity exposed (the reason being that he had been using his alter-ego to hide his identity from mostly Heihachi).
  • He and Jin Kazama are the only Japanese characters who can speak English. While Jin only spoke in English to Hwoarang (albeit broken), Lee spoke English throughout the game, even after his identity exposed.
  • It is likely that the reason why Lee remains speaking English after his identity has been exposed, was because no Japanese voice actor was yet to be found.
    • If Ryotaro Okiayu, Lee's current main Japanese voice actor was found and selected to voice original Lee earlier in the fourth mainline game before the fifth game, Lee and his alter-ego Violet would have language voice changes based on their identities when selecting one of them, similar to the characters who shared same slots like Kuma and Panda, Christie and Eddy, Xiaoyu and Miharu.
  • His name is mispronounced "Lee Chaolang" when it should be "Lee Chaolan".

Tekken 5:

  • Lee's sub-bosses are Kazuya and Heihachi.
  • Lee is Anna Williams' Stage 4 sub-boss.
  • Lee can be customized into Violet.
  • Lee can also be customized to resemble a member of the Tekken Force and he can somewhat resemble Tuxedo Mask from the widely known anime series Sailor Moon.
  • Lee speaks Japanese this time.
  • He appears in both Kuma and Panda's endings in his iconic black tuxedo and he gives a thumbs up in both.
  • In the French version of the game (and Tekken 6), Lee's "You need to fight with more class" win phrase was mistranslated. In French, it says "Tu n'as vraiment aucun style" which actually means "You don't have any style".

Tekken 6:

  • Lee can be customized to resemble Raphael Sorel from Namco's Soul Calibur series of weapon-based fighting games. Lee's Item Move is a rapier and his movements with it are also similar to Raphael's.
  • Lee can again be customized to look like his alter-ego Violet. He can be customized to resemble other characters, such as Might Guy from the Naruto series, Sparda from the Devil May Cry series, Liquid Snake from the Metal Gear series and Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil series.
  • Lee's second Item Move is a flower. He throws the flower and stabs the enemy's head.
  • In the Scenario Campaign, Lee becomes an ally of his adoptive younger brother, Lars and helps him take down Kazuya, the G Corporation, Jin and the Mishima Zaibatsu. In the end, Lee owes Lars a debt for helping him and promises to fix Alisa Bosconovitch's body.
  • It is the first Tekken game where Lee can meet his adoptive nephew, Jin.
  • In Scenario Campaign, Lee is the boss of the Violet Systems stage.
  • He appears in Anna's ending as the bartender of the billiard hall who gives a thumbs up to the Williams sisters.
  • Lee's nickname, the "Silver-haired Demon", is brought up in the Abyss Gate stage of Scenario Campaign, where the spectators and Steve Fox refer to him using this name.
  • Lee Chaolan's picture avatar is used for the Trophy/Achievement, "Night at the Movies".
  • Lee Chaolan receives a new win pose in this game. He spins around, kicks the air with both legs and puts his arms to the right.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • His alter-ego Violet makes a return in the Fight Lab mode. He is also introduced as a DLC character.
    • Most of Violet's dialogue is provided by Ryōtarō Okiayu, except his intro quotes and ending where he is voiced by Kaiji Tang.
  • Lee Chaolan can be customized to resemble his 2P tuxedo outfit from Tekken 5, Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion and his 2P outfit from Tekken 4.
  • He has an Item Move that lets him use a Magic Wand that makes a rose appear in the opponent's mouth.
  • Lee's swimsuit DLC is based on his Tekken 5 ending.
  • Lee is portrayed by Anthony Pho in the live-action short film.

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

  • Unlike most other characters, he is shown doing a mid-juggle Rage Drive instead of a Rage Art near the end of his reveal trailer.
  • His new main outfit is based on his anime appearance in Tekken: The Motion Picture but with minor changes.
  • His CGI artwork in his trailer is an entirely different one to the one in the final game.
  • Lee/Violet is the second character to have new voice lines for his Rage Art after Miguel.
  • In Patch 1.07, due to consistency issues, his Lee Somersault (4,u+3), Rear Cross Punch (b+2) and Twister Heel (While Rising 2,4) were improved.
  • There was a translation change on one of his quotes: it was changed from "You need to fight with more class" to "Fighting is elegance at its purest". Additionally, said win pose does not show the defeated opponent anymore.
  • He can be customized to look like Setzer Gabbiani from Final Fantasy VI. Both Lee and Gabbiani are voiced by the same voice actor and both are charismatic.

Tekken (Mobile)

  • In the latest update, the third logo on Lee's CGI pose is similar to James from Team Rocket in the manga, anime and video games, Pokemon. Both men also happen to have a calm and serious person with elegance and flaws.
    • Additionally, both men handle a single red rose to show their elegance (Lee uses it in his Rage Art and artwork while James uses it during the group's motto).
    • Coincidentally, Lee's voice actor in Tekken: The Motion Picture, Shinichirô Miki currently voices James throughout the Pokemon anime series' run.
  • Lee's featured act is Path to Excellence which is a play on his "Excellent" catchphrase.
  • To get his Gold Rose Tokens, Lee's featured act is To Lee or Not to Lee which is a play on the phrase "To be or Not to be".
  • The unused CGI art from his Tekken 7 reveal trailer was used in this game instead.


  • In Soul Calibur V, it is possible to create a character that resembles Lee's appearance in Tekken 2 along with Violet's in Tekken 4.[8]


Main article: Lee Chaolan/Gallery


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