Lei Fang
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Six years before the first tournament, Lei Fang was saved from a bunch of thugs by a martial artist, Jann Lee. Although she was very grateful for being saved, she felt that she could have handled the situation herself. After that incident, she mastered the art of Tai Chi Quan and sought to prove her strength to Jann Lee. Lei Fang joined the first Dead or Alive Tournament in order to fight Jann Lee, to prove her worth to him. During the tournament she faces him. However, she is defeated by him. This doesn't damper her spirits, however, and she goes on to train herself.
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Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive 2, DOA2: Hardcore, Dead or Alive 3, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive 5, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Dead or Alive 6

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Page Updated:  May 6th, 2024

Lei Fang might dress like an undercover Asian prostitute, but she has a pretty cool Kung Fu / Tai Chi Quan fighting style. Her moveset is fluid in some places, but some of her animations are a bit awkward - especially for a Tai Chi stylist. Her best moves are easily her "advanced" counter-holds, which not all DOA chars have. If you ask me, Lei Fang's counters are among the best animations in DOA.

However, Lei Fang's default fighting stance always irked me... notably the way she swings her arms in the beginning. It's actually rather sloppy Tai Chi (and 100% not the combative kind). Lei Fang even seems weirdly off-balance during some of her moves (but that's due to Tecmo Koei's animation and weird physics). Other than those quirks (that haven't been fixed in 7 sequels), Lei Fang was always a decent DOA character... and she's evolved pretty well over the years. In the past, I felt she could easily be outshined by others in the series, but she's come a pretty long way. Her new taunts & mannerisms in DOA5 were a nice touch. As far as outfits go, she's got some good ones and then some boring / generic ones - like most DOA characters.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
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