Please note: This name is Chinese; "Lei" is a surname, 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, including Tekken 7 as a DLC character. Lei is a skilled police officer from Hong Kong, known for his lighthearted personality and laid back attitude. While being one of the more comical characters in the series, he is also known for his extraordinary skill as a martial artist and for his dedication to his job and whatever operations are at hand.
A man who lives for his job. Dedicated to the point of obsession, Lei is a law-abiding and gifted cop. He is fair-minded and affable to those around him (unless they break the law). In his Tekken 5 interludes, he is shown treating his friends (such as Wang Jinrei and Steve Fox) with compassion and respect. For his enemies however, he attains a stern and direct approach to their arrest. Although his attempts can sometimes be clumsy, Lei's intentions are always virtuous in nature.
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 as the main character.
Version 1: 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.
Version 2 (Manual): He is the No. 1 detective of the Hong Kong 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 organisation.
Version 3: 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. But he lost his memories from an airplane crash and started working for Kazuya. Lei vowed to track down the center of Kazuya's operations and retrieve Bruce. To further his inquiry, he enters the second Rave War!
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".
Version 1 (Manual): 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.
Version 2: 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 rumour 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 18 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".
Version 3: Supercop never rests... Bruce Irvin almost pushed Lei 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 were 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.
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.
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.
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 assistant. Ironically, the assistant acted as a liaison for Lei whenever she wanted to get in touch with him at work. 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. Lei failed to capture an agent of the syndicate, who would have enabled the police to take down the syndicate's boss. The failure cost the police force two years worth of intense undercover investigations. Rival detectives who were jealous of Lei's stellar case record saw this as an opportunity to damage Lei's career. Unbeknown to Lei, the rivals reported to Lei's 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.
During his suspension, Lei learned from an informant that the syndicate was plotting to assassinate a boxer participating in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. The syndicate apparently hired an assassin for the hit. Lei thought that he could gain valuable information from the boxer about the syndicate. If all went as planned, he could also capture the assassin and establish a plausible connection between the assassin and the syndicate. Lei reasoned that this would aid efforts to bring the syndicate down. Lei entered the Tournament with the hope of redeeming his honor.
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.
Prologue Story: Super detective Lei Wulong. Lei 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 that Lei knew personally. Lei poured all of his efforts 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. It was then that Lei began to suspect the events were linked and that the perpetrator would surely be at the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.
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".
In pursuit of Feng Wei for his criminal offenses, Lei traveled to Japan. As the trail for Feng Wei is unsuccessful, Lei is helpless, and he returns to Hong Kong. With China in utter chaos and riots happening frequently, Lei grew impatient. Lei knew the true reason for the riots were the cause of the Mishima Zaibatsu. In an attempt to arrest Jin Kazama, Lei enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.
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 (unaware of what he did with the stool), only to fall...with the bowl and noodles within to fall on top of his face (since the last thing that could be heard was Lei yelling in pain).
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 the 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.
Lei returns as one of the Season 2 DLC characters.
“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."
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.
Lei appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament as a playable character.
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.
Lei appears as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
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.
There are, however, no health bars above their heads nor an announcer to say "Round 1, fight" as seen in Marshall Law's Tekken 5 ending which features Paul Phoenix.
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.
- 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.
- Bryan Fury - According to Bryan's Street Fighter X Tekken profile, Bryan was Lei's partner in Hong Kong's International Police Agency before his death. However, Bryan doesn't seem to be able to recognize Lei anymore. According to Bryan's Tekken 3 profile, whilst investigating the Hong Kong drug trade, Lei Wulong discovered that Fury had connections with drug dealers. In Tekken 5, Lei tried to arrest him for the murders of the Manji Clan members.
- Steve Fox - His friend, whom he tried to save from Nina. Later, Lei helped him 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.
- Jun Kazama - His partner in Tekken: The Motion Picture (non-canon).
- Lars Alexandersson - Lars helped Lei defeat G Corporation soldiers at Interpol.
- 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 the Scenario Campaign and the seventh tournament.
- 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.
- 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).
- Lei Wulong's name in Chinese as 雷武龍/雷武龙; wherein (雷 Léi) is the surname and (武龍/武龙 Wǔlóng) is his given name. Lei Wulong's name is in Mandarin Chinese despite 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.
- Because Lei is based on Jackie Chan, there are a lot of similarities in the games:
- 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 at Jackie Chan Stuntmaster game, although it has a different distance to succeed it.
- Coincidentally, his voice actor since Tekken 4, Hiroya Ishimaru, is also the official Japanese dub-over voice artist for Jackie Chan.
- Lei once appeared in a SONY commercial.
- 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 after being attacked by an enemy. 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. In Tekken 7, Lei also recoils both of his hands after he accidentally hits the camera during his victory animation.
- 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.
- Laguna Loire from Final Fantasy VIII bears some resemblance to Lei (in some Tekken games). In Tekken 6 and Tekken Revolution, he even sounds like him too, despite not having the same voice actors.
- Hon Fu from the games of SNK share the same status as Lei, but uses elements from Bruce Lee mixed with Jackie Chan (Police Story) instead. Coincidentally, Lei can be "customized" as Hon Fu in Tekken 6 too.
- He also shares several similarities to Brad Wong from Tecmo's Dead or Alive series.
- According to Lei's TK3 story, Heihachi personally visited and invited him to the third tournament; in the Scenario Campaign in TK6 (which takes place about 2 years later), when Lei is taken to Heihachi's stage, Mishima Estate, Heihachi does not recognize Lei.
- 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.
- Lei's stage is Hong Kong Rooftop.
- Lei's Stage 8 sub-boss is Bruce Irvin.
- Every time Lei's Arcade music is played, a voice can be heard in the background saying: "WUUUUUULONG!".
- 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'.
- Lei's stage is Hong Kong Street.
- Lei Wulong's bosses in the Tekken Force side game are (in order of appearance) Nina Williams, Hwoarang, Bryan Fury and Heihachi Mishima.
- In his CGI and ending, his pants are magenta instead of red.
- Lei's Stage 7 sub-boss is Bruce Irvin but when you pair Lei with Bruce, Lei's sub-boss is Bryan Fury while Bruce's is Heihachi Mishima.
- 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.
- Lei becomes playable after beating the game four times, or as soon as the player completes Story Mode with Nina Williams or any character.
- Lei's ending is connected to Steve Fox and Nina's endings.
- This is the only game where Lei wears a leather jacket and jeans in his P2 outfit.
- Lei's sub-bosses are Wang Jinrei, and Feng Wei.
- In Feng Wei's interlude with Lei, Lei's voice actor made the mistake of saying "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.
- 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 allows him to arrest his opponent if his "Tripping" throw can K.O the opponent.
- Lei's voice has been changed yet again, he speaks with an American accent during gameplay, cutscenes and his ending FMV.
- He can be "customized" as Iron Man from Marvel's Avengers, Mario and Luigi from Nintendo, Dan Hibiki from Street Fighter, one of the soldiers in the Halo series, and some more of that.
- 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 the guest character Geese Howard (the latter is super moves instead of Rage Drives). Due to this, Lei has the longest character release day trailer to date.
- At the last part of his reveal trailer, Lei was seen dancing on one of Lucky Chloe's dance poses after blocking one of her moves, showing him as a big fan of Chloe.
- 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 rivals in Tekken Card Challenge are Yoshimitsu, Ling Xiaoyu and Bryan Fury.
- While Lei didn't appear in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, his e-mail can be read on Xiaoyu's cell phone. The e-mail is viewed in the scene where Xiaoyu is taking a shower.
- ^ http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=100103
- ^ Tekken 2 PlayStation NTSC Manual
- ^ https://www.gamesdatabase.org/Media/SYSTEM/Sony_Playstation//Manual/formated/Tekken_3_-_1998_-_Namco_Limited.pdf
- ^ http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/tekken3/profile.php?id=lei
- ^ https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/tekken/news/anna-and-lei-join-the-fray-part-of-tekken-7-season-pass-2