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Claudio Serafino


Claudio 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.

After sharing 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.

After Heihachi 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.

FUN FACTS: Claudio is the first Italian in the TEKKEN series and shows off stylish moves, flamboyant mannerisms, and magical powers which appear to be 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 his powers and Rage Art. Fans have also pointed out Claudio's resemblance to Maxi from Soul Calibur, along with the fact that one of his trademark kicks looks like Rugal Berntein's "Genocide Cutter". His idle fighting stance also resembles Goenitz's from The King of Fighters series.
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Page Updated:  July 20th, 2023

It seems like each of TEKKEN 7's newcomers were designed to offer something specifically unique to the series. For a playstyle never seen before in TEKKEN, meet Claudio. While I mainly love TEKKEN for its martial arts-inspired characters, I'm open-minded to other types of designs. There were always "fantasy" type characters in TEKKEN anyways (ex: Yoshimitsu, Jack, Alisa). In addition to being arguably the first "magic user" of the series, Claudio is also the most flamboyant male character to date. He strikes poses and has attacks comparable to characters from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Claudio's moves & animations have charisma & style... but as a competitive player, I have some issues with the character. He's got some very effective moves that are easy to use and difficult to read. His "Rugal kick" launcher is definitely one of his most OP moves. To make him more interesting, maybe they can give Claudio a stand like Z.W.E.I. (SC5) in TEKKEN 8. lol. Claudio doesn't have the ferocity of other TEKKEN fighters, but his moveset evolved nicely throughout T7's updates. Overall, Claudio is an ornate albeit "overdone" design, and is perhaps more "anime" than TEKKEN needs to be.

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