Serafino is an exorcist and 'holds the key' to defeating the Devil Gene. He is determined to investigate
the Mishima Ziabatsu's actions. The
Sirius Marksmen, a secret society of exorcists, has exerted a profound
influence on European history for hundreds of years. The most powerful
exorcist of the current generation is Claudio, who was visiting the Mishima
Zaibatsu as their groups join forces to subdue a certain evil.
information on the targets, Kazuya
Mishima and Jin
Kazama, Claudio left the control room only to be confronted by a young
girl. He was about to call the guards when she demanded to be taken to Jin. A
plan sprung to Claudio's mind. He led her to the roof, and with a grin
prepared to face her in combat as he unleashes his powers from his
Sirius-Style Exorcism Sorcery.
Mishima reclaims the Mishima Zaibatsu, the Archers of Sirius constantly
refuse his demands for an alliance. But their base is soon infiltrated by both
Heihachi and Nina
Williams. Claudio restates his declines, stating that the exorcists will
not bend to the whim of a corporation's whim. But after Heihachi defeats him
in battle, Claudio realizes that they have the same goal: the elimination of
the Devil Gene's curse.
At the Mishima
Zaibatsu headquarters, Claudio states he has heard that the devil inside Jin
might be more powerful than that of Kazuya's. He then shares with Nina and
Heihachi about something "inhuman" being witnessed in the Far East,
believing that to be Jin. But his hunch is proven incorrect when the Tekken
Force discovers that Lars
has saved Jin in the Middle East. After Heihachi exposes Kazuya's devil form
and destroys G Corporation tower via satellite, Claudio's service is
dismissed, much to the exorcist's disgust.
the first Italian in the TEKKEN series and shows off stylish moves, flamboyant
mannerisms, and magical powers which seem inspired
from the likes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Claudio could also be compared
to a "Quincy" (Japanese for "Monk of Destruction")
from Bleach, especially due to his Rage Art. Fans have also pointed out Claudio's resemblance to Maxi
from Soul Calibur, along with the fact that one of his kicks looks like Rugal's "Genocide Cutter" and that fighting stance resembles
Goenitz's from KOF.
Updated: Dec. 18th, 2019
It seems like
each of TEKKEN 7's newcomers were designed to offer something specifically
different and unique to the series. I rest my case with Claudio. While I mainly love
TEKKEN for its martial arts-inspired characters, I'm still open-minded to new types of
designs. There were always "fantasy" type
characters in TEKKEN anyway: Yoshimitsu,
Jack or Alisa,
for example. Claudio is definitely from that realm, and is the most flamboyant
male fighter ever to appear in the series - seemingly inspired from the likes of
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and other anime.
Claudio's moves and animations aren't short on charisma & style, but he
doesn't quite have the ferocity or intensity of other TEKKEN fighters. He
can also be annoying to fight against (best hopkick in the game?), unless you
quickly learn how to punish his most effective moves. Visually, Claudio is
an elegant and ornate design, and he almost seems like he's from a series other
than TEKKEN. So far, I'm pretty impartial about Claudio... I don't quite
like his moveset enough to use him, but I don't exactly hate him either. He
actually seems like an "experimental" design from Namco - proving yet
again that yes, they can indeed many any type of character in TEKKEN.
Style / Moveset