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Leo (レオ Reo?) is a fighting game character from the fantasy-themed 2D arcade game Red Earth where he is one of the four playable main characters. He is the thirty-five year old half-lion king of Greedia.

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Red Earth[]

Leo is the rightful king of the principality of Greedia. He was a just and noble king, having earned the respect of his retainers and subordinates.

One month in 1999 (13XX in the original localization), an unknown army suddenly invaded the kingdom and overwhelmed Greedia with a massive difference in manpower. This enemy army used civilians as shields, which left Leo with no choice but to surrender. The enemy leader, Scion, put a curse on Leo that would gradually transform him into a lion.

When Scion's forces chased Leo from the castle, three wise men and a hundred of their disciples followed. They all attempted to cure Leo of the curse, and all 103 lost their lives in the process. The tragic loss made Leo realize what he must do, and he set out on a journey to take revenge on Scion and his forces. Along the way, the ghosts of the three wise men guided him to Scion and his revenge.[1]

Other media[]

Capcom Fighting Evolution[]

Leo appeared as a playable character in Capcom Fighting Evolution, along with Hauzer, Hydron and Kenji.

Profile text: Long since the antiquated times of the country's myth, Leo is Greedia's king. Due to his appearance, having the body of a half beast, it is difficult for him to shed the suspicion of others with dignity.

Cameos[]

  • Leo appears in the background of the Fireplace stage in Pocket Fighter. Akuma also dresses as him during some of his combos.

Gameplay[]

Of the four playable characters of Red Earth, Leo is the only one who starts out weak against all five magical elements. In addition, his moves are slow and heavy, which makes it difficult for him to land combos. But he makes up for this with the use of a sword and shield, which grant him great power, range, and defense.[2]

Attacks and abilities[]

  • Chronos Rush - A headbutt move.
  • Mars Slash - Leo pulls his sword back and brings it down hard on his foe.
  • Hercules Rush - A huge sword combo attack.
  • Mystic Force - An elemental attack.
  • Achilles Rush - Rushing attack.
  • Chronos Revenge - Dash attack with a high sword strike.
  • Achilles Revenge - Dash attack with a low sword strike.
  • Gigas Driver - Leo's Super Move. Powered-up version of the Gaia Driver. Begins with a combo and ends with a Piledriver.

Levels[]

As Leo levels up by fighting opponents in Red Earth, his title changes and grants him more abilities. His titles are as follows:

  • Soldier - (Level 1)
  • Swordsman - (At Level 3)
  • Fighter - (At Level 6)
  • Revenger - (At Level 10)
  • Victor - (At Level 14)
  • Warrior - (At Level 19)
  • Hero - (At Level 25)
  • Warlord - (At Level 32)

Trivia[]

  • As Leo levels up in Red Earth, he gains a Bronze Sword and a Wooden Shield. It is also possible for him to gain an Elemental Sword (Fire, Ice or Electricity) at higher levels.
  • In Street Fighter V, Alex has Leo's attire as one of his alternate costumes.
  • The name "Leo" means "lion" in Latin, which refers to his appearance.
    • Lions are also a symbol of royalty and male lions are often called the "king of animals", fitting his position as a king.

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Miscellaneous[]

References[]

  1. All About WarZard, Studio Bent Stuff, 1996, page 22
  2. All About WarZard, Studio Bent Stuff, 1996, pages 22–23
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