Leo Kliesen, other known by the name of Eleonor Kliesen is a character that was first introduced in the Tekken 6 while having an uncertain gender until being revealed as a woman. She is from Germany and has BajiQuanan a fighting style.
Leo comes from a very talented family, with a spelunker father that was world renowned and a mother that worked as an executive in the G Corporation. After her father had disappeared in an expedition, Leo wanted to continue the tradition and take after her father in becoming a spelunker.
Her life in such a family made her have a strong character and a pleasant personality and a quiet life until her mother was killed. The police did not investigate the murder of her mother, so Leo decided that she will be the one that will find out the truth. She had a feeling that Kazuya Mishima would be a person of interest in this investigation, but she knew that it would be difficult to reach him.
After finding out about the King of Iron Fist Tournament and that Kazuya would take part of this tournament, Leo is learning that this might be her only chance to fight Kazuya, so she enters the contest.
Leo goes on a journey to the tournament and takes the time to learn more about the G Corporation. She soon discovers that her mother was a supervisor of the Mishima devil gene program and that the genes of a devil would make its way into the genes of a human. This program resulted in deaths.
Leo’s style of fighting consists of strong and fast combinations along with multiple hits. She will throw stunning blow that can also strike high and low. She is a safe character to play as she has moves that enable her to recover faster in between attacks.
Her fighting style of BajuQuan is a Chinese martial art that is characterized by powerful elbow strikes, and all her strikes are very explosive and with short range power.
At first, Leo was released as a girl, but when the game reached Europe, there were rumors that she might be transgender as Leo was always referred to with gender-neutral terms. Leo’s clothes never revealed her true identity, so it always remained a topic opened for speculation. While playing with Leo you would see that is wearing a sledgehammer that is always a male item, but sometimes you can see her wearing her hair in pigtails that are usually meant for female characters only.
Even if some characters from the game referred to Leo as a boy, the producer of the game came out and explained that Leo is, in fact, a girl and her name are EleonoreKliesen. There are some other parts of her life left unknown as it is not certain how her father died or if he is truly dead. She is a mysterious character that will develop more in the new Tekken 7 game soon enough.