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 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
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,
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.
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.
Style / Moveset