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Please note: This name is Chinese; "Lei" is a family name, not a given name; the given name of this character is "Wulong".

Lei Wulong (Chinese: 雷武龍 Léi Wǔlóng; Japanese: レイ・ウーロン Rei Ūron; It may be written with given name first as Wulong Lei) is a character in the Tekken series who was introduced in Tekken 2 and has returned for all subsequent games with the exception of Tekken 8. Lei is a skilled police officer from China, though he has lived and worked in Hong Kong for all of his known professional career. He is known for his lighthearted personality and laid back attitude. While being one of the more comical characters in the series, he has dogged tenacity when it comes to his work and extraordinary skill as a martial artist.

Biography

Lei Wulong was the Hong Kong International Police Force’s number one detective. Prior to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2, Lei’s partner was killed when a fight involving himself and a contract killer targeting Bruce Irvin broke out on a plane, causing it to crash. Lei picked up where his partner left off on their investigation into the International Mafia’s money laundering activities and discovered that the organization had connections to Kazuya Mishima of the Mishima Zaibatsu, even deploying an accountant to deliver documents to Kazuya on the doomed plane Lei's partner was killed on.

Lei entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 to confront Kazuya about the Zaibatsu’s Mafia connections.[2] During the tournament, he defeated Bruce, who had been taken in by the Mishima Zaibatsu. After the tournament, Bruce was involved in another plane crash reported to have killed all onboard; however, Lei suspected that the Mishima Zaibatsu had staged the supposed accident, and that Bruce had survived. He did not investigate the matter further, instead returning to his usual work.[3]

Lei was placed on an investigation into the Hong Kong drug trade, during which time he discovered that an International Police Organization officer, Bryan Fury, had connections with drug dealers.[4]

More than a decade and a half after the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2, Lei was investigating the mysterious disappearances of martial artists across the world. During his investigations, Lei was visited by Heihachi Mishima, who had regained control of the Mishima Zaibatsu at the close of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. Heihachi asked Lei to participate in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3. Lei was unsure why Heihachi had sought him out, but attended the tournament nonetheless.[3]

Following the tournament, Lei returned to work once more. His girlfriend dumped him, unable to bear his workaholic lifestyle, and entered a relationship with his assistant instead. Lei became depressed by the circumstances, and botched a two-years-in-the-making operation to bring a crime syndicate to justice around the same time. Lei’s rivals in the force secretly told his superiors that his failure was the result of him allowing personal matters to affect his work. Lei was suspended for a month.

During his suspension, Lei learned from an informant that the crime syndicate were planning to hire an assassin to kill Steve Fox, a boxer, at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Lei entered in the hopes of thwarting the operation and regaining his honor.[5] He arrested several members of the crime syndicate at the close of the tournament,[6] and was also able to help Steve find documents linking his origin to Mishima Zaibatsu experiments.[7]

Lei recommenced his work, and began investigating an individual responsible for destroying dojos across China. After hearing of similar crimes being committed in Japan, Lei traveled to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, suspecting that the culprit, Feng Wei, would make an appearance there.[6]

Despite his efforts, Lei was unable to apprehend Feng. Before he could continue his search, he was called to suppress disturbances across the world. Soon, the world entered all-out war, instigated by the Mishima Zaibatsu under Jin Kazama’s rule. Lei infiltrated the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 to apprehend Jin.[8] Lei also conducted an investigation into the Mishima Zaibatsu's rivals, G Corporation, around this time, and was subsequently targeted by G Corp forces. Lars Alexandersson and Alisa Bosconovitch were able to prevent G Corporation forces from harming or capturing Lei.[9] Lei shared information regarding Kazuya Mishima’s brutal ascension through the ranks of G Corporation with the pair.[10]

Lei ultimately failed to arrest Jin Kazama. His confidence was badly affected, and he took an extended leave of absence, disappearing from the public eye. Over the course of his break, Lei became a big fan of the idol Lucky Chloe.

As the war between the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation intensified, Lei became aware of information being circulated claiming that Kazuya was a devil. To discover the truth, Lei resolved to take action and contact Kazuya. He also learned that Lucky Chloe was performing marketing duties as the public face of G Corporation. He secretly hoped he would be able to meet her if all went well.[11]

Personality

A man who lives for his job. Dedicated to the point of obsession, Lei is a law-abiding and gifted cop. Lei is a workaholic, who becomes fixated on his cases and on tenaciously seeing them through to the end at all costs. In the past, this has earned him a reputation as a 'supercop' and the best detective in the agency, but it has also destroyed some of his relationships, most noticably with his girlfriend. Despite this, Lei's solution has always been to throw himself back into his work. Whilst Lei usually works large cases related to international crime syndicates, he is also a stickler for the rules and goes out of his way to prevent minor crimes from happening in his vicinity, with some of his endings depicting him stopping street thieves or handing out parking tickets.

Lei is fair-minded and affable to those around him (unless they break the law), and has a good sense of humour. In his Tekken 5 interludes, he is shown treating his acquaintances (such as Wang Jinrei and Steve Fox) with respect. For his enemies however, he mantains a stern and direct approach to their arrest. Although his attempts can sometimes be clumsy, Lei's intentions are always virtuous in nature.

Outfits

Main article: Lei Wulong/Outfits

Story

Tekken 2

Manual, NTSC
He is the No. 1 detective of the Hong Kong International Police Force. Lei's partner was killed by the International Mafia. He finds information linking Kazuya to this Mafia and enters the tournament to try to bust Kazuya and crush his organization.[12]

Manual, PAL
*The PAL manual frames the character profiles as a Mishima Zaibatsu intel report.
Wulong has a reputation amongst our Triad and Sicilian business partners for being unbiddable and intransient. His partner was recently 'retired' during the unfortunate events involving our own champion, Bruce Irvin.[13]

Official Website Profile (Japanese)
Wulong Lei, Hong Kong's International Police Agency's Number 1, uses a self-developed form of Chinese Kenpo. Following the trail his deceased colleague left behind, Wulong pursued the puzzling case of the mafia's money-laundering operation. A mafia accountant, who was on board the same flight that killed Wulong's partner, was on his way to deliver some very important documents to Kazuya before the flight went down.

Wulong has entered the tournament to confront Kazuya about this matter.[2]

Version 2
During his time as one of the most respected Hong Kong police detectives, Officer Lei Wulong has developed his own style of Kung Fu, and uses this to his advantage when facing the many criminals he encounters within his home metropolis. A number of killings lead to the investigation of Kazuya Mishima, who was linked with several Triad and Mafia transactions across the globe. Lei vowed to track down the center of Kazuya's operations and retrieve Bruce. To further his inquiry, he enters the second Rave War![14][citation needed]

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Tekken 2 Lei Wulong - Sure Shot

Lei's Tekken 2 ending.

Ending Description
Lei is practicing his shooting. He runs out of bullets, smiles and reloads. Lei then fires more shots. There is a close up on the target, with bullet holes saying "The End".

Tekken 3

Manual, NTSC, PAL & Playstation Classic
Lei is a shrewd detective responsible for solving many international crimes. Lei entered the Tournament to investigate the cause behind the disappearing martial arts masters.[15]

Official Website Profile (Japanese)
SUPERCOP. He drove Bruce to the brink of total defeat at the previous tournament, but unfortunately he managed to escape. After the tournament, Bruce's homeward bound plane crashed against the ground. There once was a rumor that Kazuya's corp made it happen in order to silence him, but Lei thinks it might be a disguised accident and doubts if Bruce is dead.

For 19 years since then, Lei has solved a lot of international crimes. He is such an agile person that doesn't look 45 years old, therefore he is liked by everybody called by the name of "Super Police", and the criminal organizations all over the world were afraid of that name most.

In the meantime, the cases that the prominent martial artists are missing frequently happen within the jurisdiction of his station. Lei, who was investigating the cases, was visited by Heihachi Mishima, the head of the Mishima financial group, who asked Lei to participate in "The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3". Lei couldn't understand the reasons why Heihachi asked him to participate, but he made up his mind to participate hearing him saying, "You'll see if you participate."[16][17]

Official Strategy Guide
Supercop never rests... Bruce Irvin took him to the brink of defeat in Tekken 2 but Lei managed to come away victorious. Bruce's flight home was then reported crashed, killing all passengers aboard. It was rumored that Kazuya's corps was involved, as a means of silencing Bruce. Lei's investigation and intuition led him to believe the accident was staged, and he doubts that Bruce is really dead. After the last tournament, Lei returned to his job as an investigator of international crime.

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Tekken 3 Lei Wulong - Afternoon Nap

Lei's Tekken 3 Ending

Though 19 years have passed, nobody believes he is 45. Known as Supercop, he's feared internationally by even the most powerful of crime organizations. Falling within his jurisdiction are the strange disappearances of prominent martial artists. During these investigations, Lei was visited by the head man of the MFE, Heihachi Mishima. He asked Lei to join the "King of Iron Fist Tournament 3." Why Heihachi would seek him out for a mere tournament was beyond Lei. A believer in fate, Lei feels there's a reason for this meeting.[3]

Ending Description
Lei practices his Kung-fu over the seasons on the Great Wall. In the summer, Lei is practicing with a thin saucer; the following winter, Lei is practicing Snake Style Kung-fu by grabbing eggs from the tops of bamboo sticks (the animations for these two scenes are taken from Jackie Chan's movie, The Snake in the Eagle's Shadow). During the Fall, Lei is practicing with a sword and Lei finally decides to rest, sleeping on a golden Buddha statue.

Tekken 4

Official Strategy Guide
Lei's life was consumed as usual by police work. Unfortunately for Lei, his live-in girlfriend got fed up with Lei's workaholic lifestyle, and dumped him in favor of Lei's subordinate. When Lei found out about this, he became extremely depressed.

Around the same time, Lei botched an operation to bring a crime syndicate to justice. The failure cost the police force two years' worth of intense undercover investigations. Lei's rivals on the force betrayed him, telling his superiors that he botched the operation by allowing personal affairs to affect his job performance. As a result of this betrayal, Lei wound up on a one-month suspension from active duty.

Soon after his suspension, Lei learned from an informant that the syndicate was plotting to kill a boxer participating in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. The syndicate apparently hired an assassin for the job. Lei entered the tournament with the hope of regaining his honor.[5]

Prologue
Lei's life was consumed by police work as usual. Unfortunately for Lei, his live-in girlfriend got fed up with his workaholic lifestyle and dumped him in favor of Lei's assistant. Lei was devastated.

Around the same time, Lei botched an operation to bring a crime syndicate to justice. The failure cost the police force two years' worth of intense undercover investigation work. Lei's rivals in the force secretly reported to his superiors that he botched the operation by "allowing personal affairs to affect his job performance." As a result, Lei wound up with a one-month suspension.

During his suspension, Lei learned from an informant that an assassin was hired by the syndicate to murder a certain boxer participating in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Lei entered the tournament in hopes of redeeming his honor.[18]

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Tekken 4 Lei Prologue and Epilogue

Epilogue Text
After winning the Tournament, Lei headed to the Mishima Zaibatsu data-center to dig up information on the Syndicate's hired assassin.

Ending Description
Lei is in the Mishima Zaibatsu Computer Room looking at information on the hired assassin (Nina Williams), where he finds that she is currently in Hotel Leanne. About a day or so later, Lei is at the hotel ready to stop Nina from carrying out the Syndicate's plans. He busts open the door yelling, "Freeze!". Nina fires a couple of shots which are dodged by Lei. Lei goes back into the room and sees that Nina has escaped. Thinking fast, Lei slides down a drainage pipe and runs across the street. When he reaches, he notices that Nina and Steve are staring at each other. Lei then yells "Freeze" again and Steve helps Nina escape, tackling Lei. Lei fires two shots and one hits Nina in the leg. Steve punches Lei, knocking him out. The picture of a knocked out Lei is shown next to headlines proclaiming Lei's newfound glory. Lei smiles at the camera and the scene ends.

Tekken 5

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Tekken 5 Lei Interludes

Manual, NTSC
Interpol detective from Hong Kong, AKA "Super Police." Lei was investigating serial rampage incidents at dojos around China when the culprit disappeared. After a similar incident in Japan, Lei was certain the next target would be the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 and decided to enter the competition himself.[19]

Manual, PAL
An Interpol detective from Hong Kong, Lei Wulong was investigating serial rampage incidents at dojos around China when the culprit mysteriously disappeared. After a similar incident in Japan, Lei surmised that the next target would be the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 and decided to enter the competition himself. Would the detective's deduction be correct, and if so, could he track down the perpetrator before he or she struck again?[20]

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Manual, PAL
Super detective Lei Wulong once again made headlines after arresting several members of the Syndicate at the close of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Lei has entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 convinced that the perpetrator of his latest investigation will be there.[21]

Official Strategy Guide
Super detective Lei Wulong once again made headlines after arresting several members of the Syndicate at the close of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Lei soon became interested in a string of attacks on martial arts training halls throughout China and started an investigation into the matter. Among the victims were several renowned Kung Fu masters who Lei knew personally. Lei poured all of his effort into the investigation, but the attacks stopped abruptly and the trail went cold.

One day Lei received a report that several similar attacks had occurred on dojos in Japan. Lei began to suspect that the events were linked, and that the perpetrator would surely be at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.[6]

Prologue
Lei Wulong. A Hong Kong police detective. Lei became famous after breaking up the Syndicate in the previous tournament. Once home, Lei begins looking into who is destroying dojos throughout China. Many of Lei's close friends had been attacked, so he had to do something. He devoted himself to finding the person responsible, but the suspect disappeared.

Lei hears of similar crimes in Japan. The next likely target: The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Now's his chance...[22]

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Tekken 5 Lei Prologue and Epilogue

Epilogue Text
Before Lei is able to enjoy his victory at the tournament, he returns to Hong Kong for a new investigation.

Ending Description
Lei is fighting a criminal on top of a moving bus. He successfully overcomes the criminal and handcuffs him. He reports back to his superior that he has the suspect in custody, but before he can finish talking, Lei is hit from behind by an oncoming sign, knocking him off of the bus. Lei groans and says: "That's gonna leave a mark".

Tekken 6

Official Strategy Guide
Lei came to Japan pursuing Feng Wei; however, Feng's trail ended and he was unable to catch him. After returning to Hong Kong, Lei continued to search for Feng. Unfortunately, he was ordered to suppress several disturbances occurring around the world and was unable to continue his quest.

With large-scale war plaguing the earth, Lei learned that the Mishima Zaibatsu was quite active behind the scenes. He therefore infiltrated The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 to catch the true culprit, Jin Kazama.[23]

Prologue
Lei came to Japan pursuing Feng Wei. However, Feng's trail ended, and Lei was unable to catch him. Returning to Hong Kong, Lei attempted to continue his search for Feng. However, he was sent out to suppress multiple disturbances around the world, thus disrupting his progress.

Before long, the world entered into a large-scale war. When Lei learns that the Mishima Zaibatsu is actively working behind the scenes, he infiltrates The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 in order to catch the true culprit, Jin Kazama.[8]

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Tekken 6 - Lei Ending

Ending Description
At a Chinese market street, Lei Wulong was just ordering for noodles. But the meal was soon interrupted when a thief was seen fleeing through the scene with a bag. Instinctively, Lei kicks out the stool, of which he was sitting on, tripping the would-be thief. Again, the thief flees and Lei kicks the stool a second time, saying "The bag...Leave it here!". The stool hits the thief on his back, boomeranging him, causing him to fall for immediate arrest. After Lei reports that he "has a purse-snatcher in custody" (whilst still holding his bowl of noodles, holding both his walkie-talkie and chopsticks with his right hand), he tries to sit down and eat (forgetting what he did with the stool), only to fall...with the bowl and noodles within to fall on top of him (since the last thing that could be heard was Lei yelling in pain).

Summary of In-Game Events
In the Scenario Campaign, other than a task to arrest Jin, Lei has been investigating the company that two of his previous targets, Kazuya Mishima and Bruce Irvin, are both part of: G Corporation. In his stage, Lars and Alisa have to protect him from the G Corporation that has learned of his investigations. Afterwards, Lei entrusts them to take care of the remaining soldiers while Lei evacuates the area.

Tekken 7

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Tekken 7 - PS4-XB1-PC - Lei (Season Pass 2 Character Trailer)

Official Website Profile (English), Version 1
“A dejected Lei Wulong took a break from the police force after his failure to arrest Jin Kazama. It was during this time off that he also became a fan of TV star Lucky Chloe (an employee of the G Corporation). His hope to one day meets his idol, as well as an interest in finding out more about the shady G Corporation, led him to seek out its leader, Kazuya Mishima."[24]

Official Website Profile (English), Version 2
A detective for Hong Kong Interpol, and a Chinese martial arts master. He continues to investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu, who are the cause of widespread rioting. While Lei himself is known as a "Super Policeman," he can be a bit careless at times.[25]

Official Website Profile (Japanese)
Lei Wulong, a detective with Hong Kong Interpol, is nicknamed the ‘Super Police’.

Lei went on an investigation with the intention of capturing Jin Kazama, the man responsible for the war that engulfed the world. However, Jin disappeared in the Middle East, and Lei’s investigation was terminated.

Feeling a loss of purpose, Lei requested an extended leave of absence and disappeared from the public eye for a while.

During his vacation, he happened to see Lucky Chloe on TV and was shocked by her appearance. After that, he became a big fan of Lucky Chloe.

The world was in a state of turmoil as the war between the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation intensified. Information began to circulate that Kazuya Mishima, the leader of G Corp, was a devil. In order to confirm the validity of the information, Lei took action to contact Kazuya. He also became aware that Lucky Chloe was performing marketing duties as the face of G Corp. He secretly hoped he would be able to meet her if all went well.[11]

Other Appearances

Tekken: The Motion Picture

Lei appeared in Tekken: The Motion Picture in which he partnered up with Jun Kazama to investigate Heihachi and the Mishima Zaibatsu during the Tournament. Rather than actually competing in the Tournament, Lei infiltrates the island's underground base with Jack-2's help. He is also seen flirting with Jun and expresses severe concern for her well being later on, this implies that he may have deep feelings for her.

Tekken Tag Tournament

Lei appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament as a playable character.

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Tekken Tag Tournament - Lei Ending

Ending Description: Lei is practicing his moves in Forest Law's second Tekken Tag Tournament stage. He performs a couple of punches and many kicks during this ending. Lei also performs an aerial flip and goes into some of his stances during this ending. Finally, Lei ends in a stance with one of his arms in front of him and his other arm behind him.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Lei appeared in Street Fighter X Tekken (along with Christie Monteiro as his partner) as a DLC character. Their Street Fighter rivals are Dudley and Elena.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Lei appears as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Profile
A detective for Hong Kong Interpol, and a Chinese martial arts master. He continues to investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu, who are the cause of widespread rioting. While Lei himself is known as a "Super Policeman," he can be a bit careless at times.

"You have the right to remain silent."[26]

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Lei Wulong's Ending

Ending Description
Lei is seen eating noodles as Marshall Law is seen walking past. Lei trips Law but he lands on his hands and gets back on his feet. Lei, having finished his noodles, now prepares to fight Law, who taunts him. The fight ends with both men kicking each other in the face, and are later seen lying on the ground in pain but still manage to fist bump each other.

Special Alliance Partners:

Tekken: Bloodline

Lei Wulong makes a brief appearance as one of the fighters in the third King of Iron Fist Tournament. He is defeated off-screen during the preliminary matches by Feng Wei.

Gameplay

Lei is a high risk/high reward character that has to make very good and creative use of his stances in order to throw off and confuse his opponents. Lei is one of the more difficult characters to use because he requires a good understanding of the game mechanics in order to know what situations are in his benefit. Players usually have to know a good deal of their opponent before Lei can be deadly.

Lei requires players to be patient and smart, since he is a very unsafe character, but if Lei can get a good momentum going, his damage output is very high and he gets rewarded heavily either through mix-ups or stance setups that are riddled with throws, cancels, and tricky mids and lows.

Fighting style

Lei's fighting style is based on the Five Animals form of Chinese martial arts and on Drunken Boxing.

Moves

Lei Wulong Moves

Quotes

Character Relationships

  • Bruce Irvin - His sub-boss and target in Tekken 2. One of Lei's partners attempted to apprehend Bruce, but he escaped as the plane that they were on crashed. Afterwards, an amnesiac Bruce becomes Kazuya's bodyguard and Lei enters the second tournament seeking answers. Lei later defeated Bruce, but he escaped on a plane before it was also suffered a crash.
  • Bryan Fury - According to Bryan's Tekken 3 profile, whilst investigating the Hong Kong drug trade, Lei discovered that Fury had connections with drug dealers. It was during a confrontation following this that Bryan was killed. In Tekken 5, Lei tried to arrest him for the murders of the Manji Clan members. According to Bryan's non-canon Street Fighter X Tekken profile, Bryan was Lei's partner in Hong Kong's International Police Agency before his death.
  • Steve Fox - He tries to help Steve escape from The Syndicate. He then prevents Syndicate assassin, Nina Williams, from executing Steve. Later, Lei helped Steve discover that he was an experiment of the Mishima Zaibatsu.
  • Wang Jinrei - His good friend and training partner.
  • Nina Williams - His target in the fourth tournament. He tried to prevent Nina from assassinating her son, Steve Fox.
  • Feng Wei - His target in the fifth tournament. Lei attempted to arrest him for the numerous dojo attacks he committed in China and Japan.
  • Asuka Kazama - Lei informed her that Feng Wei was responsible for destroying her father's dojo.
  • Lars Alexandersson - Lars helped Lei defeat G Corporation soldiers at Interpol in Tekken 6.
  • Alisa Bosconovitch - Alisa helped Lars in assisting Lei at Interpol.
  • Jin Kazama - His target in the sixth tournament. Despite knowing there is still good in the young Kazama, Lei was left no other option but to attempt to arrest him for all the crimes he had committed.
  • Kazuya Mishima - Initially attempted to arrest him in Tekken 2 for diverse atrocities. Also later his target in Scenario Campaign and the seventh tournament. Kazuya was trying to have his work silenced in Tekken 6 and ordered an attack on Interpol HQ by G Corporation.
  • Lucky Chloe - After failing to apprehend Jin, Lei became a big fan of her in Tekken 7 after seeing her on TV.
  • Heihachi Mishima - Heihachi personally visited Lei in Hong Kong and invited him to participate in the third tournament.
  • Jun Kazama - His partner in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon).
  • Yoshimitsu - His rival in Tekken Card Challenge (non-canon).
  • Ling Xiaoyu - His rival in Tekken Card Challenge and his ally in Tekken: Blood Vengeance (non-canon).
  • Christie Monteiro - His partner in Street Fighter X Tekken (non-canon).
  • Eddy Gordo - Lei helped Christie look for Eddy in Street Fighter X Tekken (non-canon).
  • Jack-2 - Helped Lei get into the Mishima Zaibatsu's underground base in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon).
  • Marshall Law - Lei fought Law in the former's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ending (non-canon).

Trivia

General:

  • Lei Wulong's name in Chinese is written 雷武龍/雷武龙; in which 雷 (Léi) is the surname and 武龍/武龙 (Wǔlóng) is his given name. Lei Wulong's name is in Mandarin Chinese despite him being from Hong Kong. In Cantonese, his name would be read as 'Lui Molung'. The meanings of the Chinese characters that make up his name are, "Thunder" (Léi), "Martial", and "Dragon" respectively.
  • As with Marshall Law being Namco's tribute to legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, Lei is a tribute to the famous martial artist and cultural icon, Jackie Chan. Even Lei's nickname, 'Super Cop', is a nod to Chan as it is the subtitle of Police Story 3: Super Cop starring Chan in the leading role. The following similarities between Lei and Chan also exist:
    • Lei can be Customized to resemble a few characters portrayed by Jackie Chan (ex. Kevin Chan, or Wong Fei Hung).
    • Lei's Double Foot Stomp throw is very similar to that of Jackie Chan's throw in the Jackie Chan Stuntmaster game.
    • Coincidentally, his voice actor since Tekken 3 up to Tekken 7, Hiroya Ishimaru, was also the official Japanese dub-over voice artist for Jackie Chan[27].
  • Lei once appeared in a SONY commercial.[citation needed]
  • Lei is one of the three characters that work for a government rather than a private company. The other two are Sergei Dragunov and the original Jack.
  • Lei is the second fighter who can recover his health during a match. The first is Yoshimitsu.
  • It is sometimes shown that Lei's age is catching up with him. Often after he lands a move, he starts to have back problems (much like Wang does, especially in his TTT ending). This also happens In Street Fighter X Tekken after performing his Super Art.
    • Also, noticeably, in Tekken 7, Lei is the only one of the now middle-aged fighters from before Tekken 3 whose hair has started to show visible signs of graying.
  • Hon-Fu from SNK's Fatal Fury 3 has a similar story to Lei. He is a Hong Kong detective constantly chasing criminals and with elements of Jackie Chan present in his fighting style. Hon-Fu, however, also uses elements from Bruce Lee. Lei can also be customized to resemble Hon-Fu in Tekken 6.
  • Lei also shares several similarities to Brad Wong from Tecmo's Dead or Alive 3.
  • In the PS Vita episodic trailers for Street Fighter X Tekken, Lei refers to Chun-Li as "an old friend", but in his win quote against her in the game, Lei behaves as if meeting Chun-Li for the first time.

Tekken 2:

  • Lei's stage is Hong Kong Rooftop.
  • Lei's Stage 8 sub-boss is Bruce Irvin.
  • Lei's arcade soundtrack features the Game Announcer saying his name, however the sound clip was removed in the arranged version.
  • In his in-game appearance on his Player 2 outfit, his handgun is shown to hang loose at the center of his waist during the fight.
  • A Ridge Racer poster is visible in the background during his ending. Also, his ammunition case is labelled 'Namco'.

Tekken 3:

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • Lei's Stage 7 sub-boss is Bruce Irvin. If Bruce is not available, then it is Bryan Fury.
  • Lei is one of the few characters who can not wear every one of his selectable outfits in his ending. Instead, he will wear either the green or purple version of his Player One outfit.

Tekken 4:

  • Lei becomes playable after completing Story Mode four times.
  • Lei's ending is connected to Steve Fox and Nina Williams's endings.
  • This is the only game where Lei wears a leather jacket and jeans in his P2 outfit.
  • Prior to the game's launch date, Lei originally going to speak Japanese rather than English, but this was ultimately cut and left unused in the arcade version's game directory.[28]

Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection:

  • Lei's sub-bosses are Wang Jinrei and Feng Wei.
  • In Feng Wei's interlude with Lei, Lei's voice actor mistakenly says "Lee Wulong" instead of "Lei Wulong".
  • While Lei is meant to have a Cantonese or Hong Kong accent, his Japanese VA doesn't always make the accent convincing, particularly in the way he says "Come on" with a clearly Japanese accent. During cutscenes, Lei mostly speaks American English.
  • Lei is one of the few characters to regain their original Tekken 3 color scheme in Dark Resurrection.
  • After Lei defeats Jinpachi Mishima in Story Mode, the clip showing Jinpachi's death will play, after which another interlude will play showing Lei picking up the stolen scroll before turning to leave.
    • Lei is one of the three characters to show Jinpachi's death clip and one last interlude after, with the others being Ling Xiaoyu and Julia Chang.

Tekken 6:

  • In a Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion trailer, Lei is shown fighting Marshall Law.
  • Lei's Stage 1 and Stage 2 opponents in the Scenario Campaign's "Arena" mode are Feng Wei and Kazuya Mishima.
  • Unlike the majority of the Tekken 6 characters, Lei is not a boss in the Scenario Campaign mode. Instead, he allies with Lars Alexandersson (or another character of the player's choosing) and Alisa Bosconovitch to fight off the G Corporation forces.
  • His first item move involves him shooting with a pistol, while his second replaces his Tripping with a special K.O. animation, where he will knock the opponent to the ground before handcuffing them.
  • Lei's voice has been changed yet again, he speaks with an American accent during gameplay, cutscenes, and his ending movie.
    • As of this game onwards, Lei begins to speak with fluent American English during in-game battle dialogues as well.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • Lei appears in both Ganryu and Hwoarang's endings in his Player 2 outfit. He also wears his primary outfit in his ending during the restaurant fight with Marshall Law.
  • Lei's Item Move has him strike his opponent repeatedly with a wooden stool.

Tekken 7:

  • The background theme for his character trailer is from the Festival stage from Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection.
  • Lei was first revealed at EVO 2018 alongside Anna and Negan.
  • Lei has different Rage Drives depends on which stance he is in, beating both Hwoarang and guest character Geese Howard (the latter is super moves instead of Rage Drives) for having the largest amount of Rage Drives available. Due to this, Lei has the longest character release day trailer to date.
  • At the last part of his reveal trailer, Lei was seen performing one of Lucky Chloe's dances, showing him to be a big fan of Chloe. Lei also has a Lucky Chloe shirt available in the Customization screen.
    • This dancing animation can be triggered after Lei breaks Lucky Chloe's Donkey Flip throw.
  • On the official Tekken 7 English website, Lei's profile has Leo Kliesen's story.[29]

Other:

Gallery

Main article: Lei Wulong/Gallery

References

  1. ^ Katsuhiro Harada @Harada_TEKKEN, Twitter, 4:21 PM Jun 13, 2024. Note that information is not stated in-game and only comes from a database of information provided by series developer Katsuhiro Harada.
  2. ^ a b Tekken 2 Official Japanese Website Profile. English Translation: Tekken Zaibatsu "Tekken & Tekken 2 Character Profiles".
  3. ^ a b c Tekken 3 Official Strategy Guide, Prima (1998), p.88.
  4. ^ Tekken 3 Official Strategy Guide, Prima (1998), p.104; this source also states that Bryan was killed in a Hong Kong shootout, though it is unclear whether Lei was present at this event.
  5. ^ a b Tekken 4 Official Strategy Guide, Prima (2002), p.88.
  6. ^ a b c Tekken 5 Official Strategy Guide,Brady Games (2004), p.138.
  7. ^ Steve Fox's Tekken 5 In-Game Prologue.
  8. ^ a b Tekken 6 In-Game Prologue.
  9. ^ Lars Alexandersson Scenario Campaign Dialogues - Cutscene 16: A Trap
  10. ^ Lars Alexandersson Scenario Campaign Dialogues - Cutscene 18: Staying in Contact
  11. ^ a b Tekken 7 Official Japanese Website Profile.
  12. ^ Tekken PlayStation PAL Manual, p.23.
  13. ^ Tekken 2 PlayStation PAL Manual, p.5.
  14. ^ This biography originally contained errors, the erroneous line has been deleted but the original source of the bio needs consulting.
  15. ^ Tekken 3 PlayStation NTSC Manual, p..
  16. ^ http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/tekken3/profile.php?id=lei
  17. ^ Japanese version
  18. ^ Tekken 4 In-Game Prologue.
  19. ^ Tekken 5 PlayStation NTSC Manual, p.42.
  20. ^ Tekken 5 PlayStation PAL Manual, p..
  21. ^ Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection PlayStation PAL Manual.
  22. ^ Tekken 5 In-Game Prologue.
  23. ^ Tekken 6 Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games (2009), p.186; transcribed on Tekken Zaibatsu.
  24. ^ [https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/tekken/news/anna-and-lei-join-the-fray-part-of-tekken-7-season-pass-2 Bandai Namco News: Anna and Lei join the fray as part of TEKKEN 7 Season Pass 2
  25. ^ Tekken 7 Official English Website Profile.
  26. ^ Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U profile.
  27. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroya_Ishimaru#Live-action_2
  28. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8a14sXSvlQ
  29. ^ https://tk7.tekken.com/fighters/lei
  30. ^ Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - Tekken Series Collaboration Announce

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