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Leon
"A stern youth who wields the festering power of darkness that stains his power hungry heart." 

-Description

Leon is a villain and character representing Final Fantasy II. In the original game he was a youth from Fynn but when his home and family is killed he is seperated and captured by the Emperor's Black Knights. Leon swore fealty to the Emperor and became his majordomo masquerading as the villainous Dark Knight. However he revealed his true colors after the Emperor's defeat intending to sieze control of the vast power the tyrant commanded for himself. But Leon was thwarted by the Emperor's ressurection and realized the error of his ways, reuniting with his family and together they vanquished the Emperor. Leon's stern face and quiet disposition may make him seem much older then his nineteen years.

In the story, he continues to work as the Emperor's right hand and works closely with Ultimecia's own knight Seifer becoming a trusted comrade with the other youth. However Leon is beset with doubt when confronting Firion and Kain and when his doubt in his loyalties reach their apex he is defeated by the other knight. Shamed he reunites with Seifer and together they overcome Zemus who threatens to cast them into the abyss.

AttireEdit

Leon wears an asymmetrical violet suit of armor that is beset with skulls and spikes and a pair of leather boots . In his EX Mode, he dons a symmetrical silver-black and gold suit of armor with a golden horned helmet an a scarlet cape like his Dark Knight sprite in the 20th Anniversary version of Final Fantasy II.

In his first alternate costume White Hair is based on the NES portrait where Leon's hair is coloured white and his armor orange. In this EX Mode Leon's Dark Knight armor and cape is black with violet trimmings and his helmet is bronze like his Dark Knight Sprite in the original release of Final Fantasy II.

In his second alternate costume Citizen's Attire Leon wears his clothes from the opening of the Origin's version of Final Fantasy II wears blue tunic over a black jumpsuit with silver armor on his shoulders and forearms. In this costume his Dark Knight Armor is violet while his cape becomes a deep crimson like his Dark Knight sprite from the Game Boy Advanced release of Final Fantasy II.

His manikin Imitation Betrayer is Light Purple

BattleEdit

Leon is described as a Diabloist, using dark magical energy to overwhelm the opponents with attacks that are both magical and physical.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Range Damage Type Description Additional Effects
Greed Ground Mid Physical Leon charges with a forward thrust plunging his sword deep into the opponent before violently tearing it out for two strong strikes.  Guard Break
Lust Ground Long Magical Leon whirls his sword above his head generating black magic then swings the sword sending the energy in a wave that follows the enemy even into the air. Wallrush
Envy Ground/ Aerial Close Physical Leon sweeps with a low slash, knocking the enemy off their feet before cracking their falling body downward with a hard slam with his swords hilt. Wallrush
Gluttony Ground/ Aerial Mid Magical Leon commands eldritch shadows to emerge in tendrils that lash out and pull the enemy towards him. Good for setting up combos. Absorb, Magic Block
Wrath Ground/ Aerial Close Physical Leon slashes his sword left then right then summons an aura of black magic launching the enemy high into the air. Can combo without striking. Chase, Magic Block.
Pride Aerial Rise Physical Leon preforms a jump with his sword in a crescent arc creating a wave of dark energy dealing more damage at the height of the jump. Magic Block
Sloth Aerial Long Magical Slash sword creating 4 spheres of black magic which hold for a second before transforming into sharp spikes and firing incredibly quickly at the enemy. Chase

HP Attacks

Name Type Range Damage Type Description Additional Effects
Death Ground Mid Magical A cloaked phantom rises from the ground and lets out a terrifying shriek before slashing the enemy with a large scythe. Wallrush
Curse Ground/ Aerial Long Magical Leon flourishes his sword around himself and raises it above his head summoning a field of crackling dark energy which fire phantom skulls out at the enemy. Magic Block
Longinus Aerial Dive Magical Generate a lance of evil charged with dark energy and hurl it, into the floor staining the ground with energy which will glow before causing an intense explosion. Good for attacking from above. Wallrush
Scourge Aerial Mid Magical Create a nucleus of venom from which tendrils of sickly green poison lash out and drag the enemy to the epicenter of the attack. Causes bonus damage if the enemy is trapped in the nucleus Absorb

Brave to HP Attack

Name Type Chains From Damage Type Description Additional Effects
Fear Ground Envy Magical Leon grabs the enemy that has been swept from their feet midair and then summons a phantom apparition around his face draining the life force from the enemy before bursting them with dark magic. N/A

EX Mode - Power of Darkness

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Rate while in EX Mode
Darkside EX Ability Press R+ Square to activate. Leon's ATK will rise by 7 points but he will instantly lose 15% of his current Bravery.
Destroy EX Burst

Press the buttons on screen.

Leon activates the ultimate destructive magic to consume his foe and himself. He activates by blasting the enemy with black magic. Leon beings charging energy at the tip of his sword after charging he will point it his sword at the sky where a ray of black energy descends on him creating a massive energy field that expands and consumes the enemy.

EquipmentEdit

Leon can equip Swords, Great Swords, Spears, Axes, Chestplates, Heavy Armor, Gauntlets, Shields, Helmets, Hats and Headbands.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Wing Sword 30 ATK +40 EX Core Absorption  +5% Trade: 61,000 gil, Rapier, Scarletite x1, Betrayer's Desire x5
Gaia Blade 90 ATK +63 EX Core Absorption +10% Trade: 158,000 gil, Wing Sword, Electrum x1, Betrayer's Dream x5
Sinner's Sword 100 ATK +68 EX Core Absorption +15%
Back To the Wall ability
Trade: 182,800 gil, Gaia Blade, x1, Broken Trust, Betrayer's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
Broken Trust If they knew why you left would it change a thing? Maybe it should stay a mystery...

MusicEdit

When battled in story mode an arrangement of the Imperial Army Theme plays as the background music.

AllusionsEdit

  • Leon's Brave Attacks are named after the Seven Cardinal Sins.
  • The Wing Sword and Gaia Blade are swords available to players in Final Fantasy II.
  • Leon's EX Burst is taken from the 20th Anniversary Edition of Final Fantasy II.
  • Death, Curse, Scourge and Fear are spells available in Final Fantasy II used by Leon.
  • Longinus is Leon's ultimate weapon in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Final Fantasy II.

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