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Please note: This name is Chinese; "Lee" is a family name, 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 the founder and CEO of the robotics corporation Violet Systems. A Chinese orphan, young Lee was seen and then adopted by Heihachi Mishima who raised him as a rival to a young Kazuya Mishima in Heihachi's dojo. 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’s parents died when he was a young child, and he lived thereafter on the streets as an orphan. Heihachi Mishima found Lee in the streets of a Chinese city whilst he was on a business trip. Impressed by Lee's fighting potential, Heihachi adopted him as his son and brought him back with him to Japan. However, his true intention was to give his son, Kazuya Mishima, a rival and to annoy him with the threat of another son.[5] Since Lee was old enough to impress Heihachi with his fighting skills, he was likely adopted after the key events of Kazuya’s early childhood (Heihachi taking over the Mishima Zaibatsu, imprisoning his father, Jinpachi Mishima under Hon-Maru, killing his wife, Kazumi Mishima, and throwing Kazuya off a cliff), all of which occurred when Kazuya was 5 (Lee would have been 4 years old at the time).

Lee was raised with the same strict upbringing as Kazuya and learned Mishima Karate alongside him.[6] Heihachi never seems to have taken much interest in Lee, other than to pit him as a rival to strengthen Kazuya. He did however give Lee both a thorough martial arts training and an education in business. Heihachi also gave Lee some power over the American branch of the Mishima Zaibatsu when he was older, and, at this time, a few years before the events of Tekken, it is likely that Lee moved to San Francisco, since he met and trained with Marshall Law and Paul Phoenix (Law’s restaurant is stated to have been in San Francisco).[7]

Whilst living in America, Lee garnered a reputation for himself in the fighting world and became known as the ‘Silver-Haired Demon’. When Heihachi announced the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, Lee saw his chance to beat Kazuya, and intended to win sole inheritance of the Mishima Zaibatsu for himself. Ultimately, however, Lee lost to Kazuya in this tournament, likely in the semi-finals, after defeating King who came third.[8] Kazuya went on to apparently kill their father and then became CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

In the aftermath of the tournament, Lee was offered the position of secretary by Kazuya, likely in an attempt to humiliate him since Lee was very over qualified for the position. At this time Lee seems to have been deeply unhappy, and was approached by Wang Jinrei who offered to train him and encouraged him to work against Kazuya, who was increasing the corrupt practices of the corporation. When Heihachi was revealed to be alive, Kazuya called a second tournament in order to lure Heihachi out and defeat him. In the course of the tournament, Lee fought against his father who was furious that Lee had taken Kazuya’s side and considered Lee to have betrayed him. Heihachi easily defeated Lee.[9]

It is unknown exactly what happened to Lee after Heihachi defeated him. He was expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu for siding with Kazuya,[10] although in Tekken 7, Lee noted that he was cast out of the Mishima Clan itself, likely for knowing too much about Kazuya’s Devil. 21 years after the second Iron Fist Tournament, Lee presented himself in disguise as Violet at the fourth King of Iron Fist Tournament. He was now CEO of Violet Systems, a very successful robotics company whose aim was to create a utopian world where menial labour was carried out by androids.[11] Lee himself lived in private luxury in a mansion in the Bahamas, and seems to have spent the last twenty years quietly building power and trying to keep off the radar from Heihachi. After initially being hungry for revenge, he saw the error of this way of thinking and instead distanced himself from fighting and the Mishima legacy. Despite this claim, he did keep a careful watch on Mishima Zaibatsu interests, and was drawn back into his family’s troubles after he noticed G Corporation stock prices plummeting, after a Mishima Zaibatsu raid on their laboratories. Lee’s resentment for the Mishima clan and his interest in fighting was rekindled, and he took the opportunity to enter one of his robots, Combot, in the tournament, whilst dyeing his hair purple and going under the name ‘Violet’. During the tournament, Lee was shocked to find that his brother, Kazuya, was still alive. He was thrown by this revelation and lost his focus and the fight to Kazuya.[12]

In the wake of the fourth tournament, Heihachi was announced dead. Lee was scheming to take over the Mishima Zaibatsu, when the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament was announced. Assuming Kazuya must have beaten him to taking the Zaibatsu, Lee entered to settle his score with him and claim the Zaibatsu as his own. Lee was again surprised on entering the tournament, however, as he found it was not being hosted by Kazuya after all. He lost interest and seems to have withdrawn from the tournament and returned home to the Bahamas.[13] In the months after the fifth tournament, Lee’s nephew, Jin Kazama, took control of the Zaibatsu and began using it to wage war all across the world. Lee had secretly been funding many anti-Mishima activities for some time, but an opportunity arose when nearly half of Tekken Force seceded, led by a young captain named Lars Alexandersson. Lee funded the early rebel army, Yggdrasil, and would continue to provide them and their leader funds, information, and secret bases of operation for the next two games.

As a major share holder in G Corporation, Lee was able to conduct secret investigations that allowed him to discover that Kazuya had taken over G Corporation. During the course of Tekken 6, Lee's suspicions that Lars was Heihachi’s illegitimate son were confirmed, and the two have been working together as brothers against the Zaibatsu and G Corporation ever since. Lee also helped fix Lars’s android friend, Alisa Bosconovitch, and helped him abduct Jin from the UN and keep him safe during Tekken 7. Lee watched his father’s death via a spy satellite as Heihachi and Kazuya fought in the mouth of a volcano. Lee now supports Lars’ plan to use Jin in order to take down Kazuya, who currently wages a world war unopposed.


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 is also a successful businessman and extremely knowledgeable within the robotics field, which proved helpful in reviving Alisa. He is a tactical expert, as he successfully rescued Jin with the help of Alisa and Lars, and was even willing to blow up his own property, unafraid of the potential losses.


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."[14]

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".

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][14]

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 - Treachery

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 and a unicorn 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

Version 1: Twenty years ago, Lee was expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu when he betrayed Heihachi and sided with Kazuya at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. Thoughts of revenge consumed Lee for a long time. But eventually, he realized that it was pointless to kill an old man who probably only had a few years left in his life at best. With that epiphany, Lee distanced himself from fighting and moved to a mansion in the Bahamas to lead a solitary life.

One day, he discovered a huge sell off of G Corporation stock. Lee's intuition that something happened within the company. His intuition was correct - the Mishima Zaibatsu attacked G Corporation and caused significant damage to their research facilities.

He also learned that the Mishima Zaibatsu was search for a critical component needed to complete one of their projects.

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.

Lee decides to enter the Tournament under disguise, in order to prevent the Mishima Zaibatsu from discovering his true identity.[15]

Version 2: After he betrayed Heihachi and sided with Kazuya at The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2, Lee was expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu.

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. As additional measure to mask his identity, he dyed his gleaming silver hair purple.[16]


Tekken 4 - Lee Chaolan ending - HQ

Interlude Description: Final Stage Combot: In the Arena, the crowd cheers for Lee. Lee says: "Thank you! Thank you all! Thank you for your applause! But winning the Tournament was not my ultimate goal! I participated in the Tournament to gather test data for Combot - and to promote its application as the ultimate fighting machine! I present to you now... Combot!"

Combot is standing in front of a large electronic advertisement screen as the spotlight turns to it.

Lee says to Combot: "Combot, give these nice folks a little demonstration!" Combot's eyes start to glow bright red. Combot starts to walk down the stairs, but trips and falls to the ground. Lee looks unimpressed. A little spark of electricity comes from Combot's body as it gets up. Combot's eyes flicker and it starts beeping rapidly. An angry and embarrassed Lee mutters "Damn it..." Lee prepares to fight as Combot starts to run towards him.

Ending Description: Lee won the Tournament and finally achieved his dream of becoming the CEO of Mishima Zaibatsu. The first Combot had a fatal bug due to its hasty development. Lee transferred the Combot development project to the Mishima Research Labs, where he spent large sums of money and gathered many brilliant engineers to develop the second prototype.

A secretary walks into Lee's office, and tells him: "Mr Lee? The new Combot prototype is finished, sir." She lays a book report titled "Combot II" on Lee's desk. Lee is sitting at his desk with a cityscape behind him. "This one better work to spec," he says. His secretary says, "Yes. Combat experiments were conducted against Heihachi. 10.23 seconds into the experiment, Combot unleashed a 50 hit combination. Heihachi was completely helpless." Lee chuckles and, while swilling his glass of brandy, says, "Excellent".

Tekken 5


Tekken 5 Lee Interludes

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

Version 1: Lee Chaolan. Heihachi's adopted son and Kazuya's rival. Lee faced Kazuya in the previous tournament. Surprised by Kazuya's existence, Lee lost his focus and the fight. With Heihachi's death, Lee planned to take the Zaibatsu. But he was too late. Lee mutters, "Kazuya's always getting in the way..." One month later, The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 is announced. Lee says, "Kazuya, this time I'll finish you. The Mishima Zaibatsu is mine!" [17]

Version 2: Heihachi's adopted son and rival of Kazuya Mishima, Lee Chaolan.

Lee had entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament in disguise hoping to defeat Heihachi. He was quite surprised when his opponent turned out to be Kazuya Mishima, who was thought to be dead, and was defeated.

In the confusion surrounding the death of Heihachi, Lee was scheming to take over the Mishima Zaibatsu but was enraged when he learned that someone else had already beat him to it.

Lee, believing it was Kazuya who usurped the Mishima Zaibatsu, was vexed that Kazuya had once again stood in his way. A month later, the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 was announced and Lee immediately decided to enter.

Lee was determined to settle the score with Kazuya in the tournament and claim the Mishima Zaibatsu.[18]

Version 3: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

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

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

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.[19]

Story Mode

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

Lee remains a supporter of his brother Lars Alexandersson, and his rebel army, Yggdrasil, even when Heihachi Mishima 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 Kazama is being kept by them whilst he is in a coma. When they are attacked by Tekken Force again, this time headed by Nina Williams, Lee hijacks the helicopter that holsters Jin. He then 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 introduces Lars to the journalist he met. During the fight between Kazuya and Akuma, Lee, Lars and the journalist watch as Kazuya's devil form is exposed to the world by a video feed broadcasted by Heihachi. Later, Lee uses his spy satellite to locate Heihachi, finding him before his final battle with Kazuya within a volcano.

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

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

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 Hit Man 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 Lee Sliding, 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 Kick Chain, 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

  • Violet - Lee's alter-ego. Used as a disguise for entering the 4th King of Iron Fist Tournament.
  • 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. Despite removing himself from Mishima family feuds by living in The Bahamas under the name Violet for years, Lee still seems to be motivated by his personal rivalry with Kazuya, since he was caught off guard by Kazuya's return in the 4th Iron Fist Tournament, losing to him, and subsequently chose to drop out of the Fifth Iron Fist Tournament when he realized Kazuya wasn't hosting it.
  • Heihachi Mishima - His now deceased adoptive father. Lee's Tekken 1 and Tekken 7 profiles state that Heihachi gave him the same severe upbringing that Kazuya received. Lee hates Heihachi and constantly plots to either humiliate or kill him. Watched his final battle and ultimate fate via a spy satellite.
  • Lee's Secretary - She is depicted in a number of Lee's endings helping him, and features alongside him in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Fight Lab.
  • Lars Alexandersson - His adoptive brother and 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.[20]
  • 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 personally against him and is only trying to save the world. In Tekken 7, Lee follows Lars's wishes and protects Jin from Tekken Force, including personally airlifting him to safety in a hijacked helicopter. In Lee's (non-canon) TK6 ending and TTT2 ending as Violet, he can be seen violently disposing of Jin along the rest of the Mishima family.
  • Wang Jinrei - Lee was trained and convinced by him to bring honor to the Mishima Zaibatsu before the events of Tekken 2.
  • Combot - Combot was created by Lee. Combot immediately assumes Lee to be its master and serves him on numerous occasions.
  • Super Combot DX - Super Combot DX was created by Lee.
  • Anna Williams - Worked alongside her at the Mishima Zaibatsu in Tekken 2. They are well-acquainted by Tekken 6. Anna refers to him as a twisted individual in the Scenario Campaign but the two seem happy to see each other and are reluctant to fight. They seems flirtatious with one another in Anna's Tekken 5 interlude.
  • Julia Chang - Lee's friend and acquaintance in the Scenario Campaign in Tekken 6. Lee funded some of her research prior to Tekken 6, and Julia was spying on G Corporation for him. Lee persuaded Lars to rescue her from G Corporation when her disloyalty was discovered.
  • Alisa Bosconovitch - In the Scenario Campaign story, Lee 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. His friend and school student in Tekken: Blood Vengeance (non-canon).
  • 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.
  • Kuma - Lee grew up in the Mishima household where Kuma was kept as a pet and bodyguard by Heihachi. However, while playing as Lee in Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign he reveals he has no knowledge of the bear’s lifespan. Lee assumes the bear he knew from twenty years ago is the same one, and as such as mistakes Kuma for his son.
  • Bruce Irvin - Works alongside him for Kazuya and the Mishima Zaibatsu in Tekken 2. Employed by Lee in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon).
  • Ganryu - Works alongside him for Kazuya and the Mishima Zaibatsu in Tekken 2. Employed by Lee in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon).
  • Kazumi Mishima - His deceased (presumed) adoptive mother. Lee was 4 years old when she died, and likely adopted by the Mishimas after her death.
  • Steve Fox - Steve looks up to Lee and knows of his reputation as the "Silver-Haired Demon".
  • Emilie De Rochefort - In 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).
  • Nina Williams - Employed by Lee in Tekken: The Motion Picture, as well as his lover (non-canon).
  • Ling Xiaoyu - His friend and school student in Tekken: Blood Vengeance(non-canon).
  • Marshall Law - Lee trained with him and Paul prior to the events of the first Tekken.
  • Paul Phoenix - Lee trained with him and Marshall prior to the events of the first Tekken.



  • Lee Chaolan's name written in Chinese as Lǐ Chāoláng (李超狼). "Lee" is actually the family name; "Chaolan" is his given name: in Chinese culture, the family name is given first and the given name is given second.
    • 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.
  • Chāoláng (超狼) is his given name. The Chinese characters in his name mean great (超 chāo) wolf (狼 láng).
    • This is alluded to by Lee in Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign, when he tells Kazuya that he has "a wolf's blood in his veins" and that "a wounded wolf is a savage and deadly thing".[21]
  • () is the family name, it is a very common family name in China. The character can mean plum or plum tree.
    • Despite this being his family name, even Lee's adopted father, Heihachi, calls him "Lee". It is possible Heihachi does this intentionally to emphasize that he hasn't given Lee his family name 'Mishima'.
    • Wang calls him by his given name "Chaolan" in the Scenario Campaign mode, though.



  • 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.
    • Although he isn't in the game, two references to Lee's catchphrase are made in Project X Zone, where Kazuya, Jin, and Heihachi ask their opponents not to use the word "excellent" as it brings them bad memories.[22]
  • Lee is an accomplished roboticist in his own right, and works on robots himself, as seen in Fight Lab, and when he personally fixes Alisa Bosconovitch during Tekken 7 when she is broken.
  • Although officially listed as "martial arts" by Namco, Lee's fighting style is speculated to be Jeet Kune Do.
    • Lee was originally trained in Mishima Style Fighting Karate but later chose to make his fighting style more hybrid. It is likely this was to deliberately distance himself from the Mishima Clan, but Heihachi also refused to trained Lee in the more advanced moves of Mishima Ryu.
    • The "martial arts" name was actually meant to be "Marshall" Arts, as per Marshall Law's fighting style, however the pun was lost in translation to English.
  • 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.
  • 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 and Blazing Kick moves, it is speculated by some fans that he was attacked by Ogre.
  • In Tekken: The Motion Picture, Lee's outfit is the same as Kazuya's purple tuxedo outfit from Tekken 2.
  • In the English version of Tekken: Blood Vengeance he was voiced by Kaiji Tang, who later voiced his (English-speaking) alter-ego Violet in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.


  • Lee is Kazuya's stage 8 sub-boss. When the player beats 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).
  • Lee's voice was also a recycled version of Kazuya.

Tekken 2:

  • Lee is Heihachi's stage 8 sub-boss. When the player beats 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 sometimes at the start of a fight.
  • Lee can be unlocked by beating Arcade mode four times.
  • Lee's sub-boss is Heihachi. If Heihachi is not available then it is Kazuya. If both Kazuya and Heihachi are not available, it is Devil.

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 raised in Japan, Lee speaks English in this game, even after his identity is 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 speak English in this game. While Jin only spoke in English to Hwoarang (albeit broken), Lee spoke English throughout the game, even after his identity has been exposed.
  • His name is pronounced "Lee Chaolang" in the game, closer to the original Chinese pronunciation, rather than the Japanese rendition which that is closer to "Lee Chaolan".
  • In a summary of Combot's ending, the Official Tekken 4 Strategy Guide states: "Combot acknowledges his triumph amidst the celebration and fireworks. As the walls of the arena fall, a figure walks down the ramp. It seems as though Lee was responsible for entering Combot into the tournament this whole time. His quest for world domination is now one step closer to becoming reality. As he goes to congratulate Combot on a job well done, something takes control of the robot and before he knows it, Lee is getting punished. Why does this look familiar? I wonder who's behind all of this?"[23]
    • As Combot is using Father's Love to spank Lee, the summary implies that Heihachi Mishima, who used to punish Lee in this manner in earlier games, interfered in Combot's programming in order to publicly humiliate Lee.

Tekken 5:

  • Lee's sub-bosses are Kazuya and Heihachi.
  • Lee is Anna Williams' Stage 4 sub-boss.
  • Lee can be customized into Violet.
  • One of Lee's customizations in Dark Resurrection is based off of the Tekken Force's armor.
  • 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".
  • Lee appears in the background of the Poolside stage if he is not being used by either player.

Tekken 6:

  • Lee's Item Move is a rapier and his movements with it are also similar to Raphael's. his's second Item Move is a rose that he throws and lands on the ground.
  • 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".

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

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. The unused art would be given to him in the mobile game instead.
  • Lee/Violet is the second character to have new voice lines for his Rage Art after Miguel.
  • 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.

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".



Main article: Lee Chaolan/Gallery


  1. ^ http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/am/vg/tekken-tt/character/2chara-lee.php
  2. ^ a b https://www.bandainamcoent.co.jp/cs/list/tekken2/lee.html
  3. ^ a b https://tk7.tekken.com/fighters/lee
  4. ^ See Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign Mode
  5. ^ See Lee's Tekken profile.
  6. ^ See Lee’s Tekken and Tekken 7 profiles. This is also reiterated in Chapter 7 of Tekken 7 story mode where the journalist notes that "As a child, Lee had been adopted by Heihachi Mishima, so he knew Kazuya of G Corp [...]".
  7. ^ See Marshall Law's Tekken profile.
  8. ^ See King’s Tekken 2 biography.
  9. ^ See Lee’s Tekken 2 biography.
  10. ^ Lee’s Tekken 4 profile
  11. ^ Violet’s Tekken 4 profile.
  12. ^ Lee’s Tekken 5 profile.
  13. ^ See Lee’s Tekken 6 profile.
  14. ^ a b Tekken 1 & 2 Character Profiles, tekkenzaibatsu.com
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ Tekken Zaibatsu.
  17. ^ [2]
  18. ^ Tekken Zaibatsu See also Tekken 5 Official Strategy Guide
  19. ^ http://tk7.tekken.com/news/tekken-lee-story
  20. ^ PSP Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion Epilogue ending for Lars.[3]
  21. ^ Lee Chaolan/Scenario Campaign Dialogues#Kazuya Mishima and Anna Williams
  22. ^ See https://projectxzone.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Quotes_-_Jin_Kazama_%26_Kazuya_Mishima and https://projectxzone.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Quotes_-_Jin_Kazama_%26_Ling_Xiaoyu
  23. ^ Tekken 4 Prima's Official Strategy Guide (2004), p.35.
  24. ^ http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/sista92000/folder/1017231.html