Li Long

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  • Li Long
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    Character
    Debut: Soul Blade/Edge
    Voice (E): Dan Woren (SC3)
    Voice (J): Jin Yamanoi (SBE)
    Masaya Takatsuka (SC3)
    Biography
    Age: 24 (SBE)
    31 (SC3)
    Birthplace: Peking, Ming Empire (present-day China)
    Birthday: October 23, 1559
    Blood: B
    Height: 5'6" in (168 cm)
    Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
    Family: Parents / deceased
    Sister / Meimei
    Lover / Chie (missing, presumed dead by Li Long)
    Son / Riki (unaware)
    Fighting Style
    Type: Bladed Nunchaku
    Weapon: Falcon
    Discipline: Matchless Dragon
    Li Long (リ・ロン, Ri Ron, Chinese: 李 龍 Pinyin: Lǐ Lóng), is a character in the Soul series of video games. He appears in Soul Edge and is a bonus character in Soulcalibur III.

    Biography​

    Bio: Soul Blade/Edge​

    After the death of the great Eirakutei, the Ming Dynasty was left open to plundering by pirates from southern Japan. Li Long was sent by the emperor to assassinate the leader of the pirates, and bring Soul Edge home with him. Li Long, however, didn't really care about Soul Edge. So, instead, he decided to not only assassinate the leader of the pirates, but the Daimyo feudal lords as well. This was not part of the mission, but there was no doubt in Li Long's mind that he would succeed.

    However, Li Long was not as strong as he thought, and an attack on the head of a powerful family went wrong. Li Long was badly injured, but he was rescued by a young girl named Chie. The daughter of an innkeeper named Yahei, she had been traumatized by the death of her mother as a child, and had lost the ability to speak. She devoted herself to the care of Li Long. They eventually fell in love, and Li Long stayed with Chie long after he was fit for travel again.

    One day, while Li Long was out, a fight broke out at the Inn. Chie was thought to have been killed. A wounded Yahei told Li Long that a wandering swordsman had started the fight and left. Witnesses thought that it may have been Heishiro Mitsurugi. Mitsurugi, however, was not the only swordsman wandering the land.

    Li Long set out for revenge. He learned the Mitsurugi was looking for Soul Edge. He decided that if he found the swords first, Mitsurugi would eventually have to come to fight him. And if it turns out that it wasn't Mitsurugi who was responsible for Chie's death, then he would seek out every last swordsman until he got his revenge.

    Bio: Soulcalibur III​

    Li Long's search eventually led him to the Dread Pirate Cervantes, who held the wicked blades of his original mission. After his complete defeat at the pirate's hand, Li Long tried to escape. Cervantes chased him, but for some reason gave up pursuit. Before fainting, Li Long took a look back and witnessed a bright column of light coming from the port - the Evil Seed. When he woke up, he found he not only suffered physically, but mentally as well. He questioned himself if his acts were righteous and not atrocities, and his confidence shattered while his inner self was consumed. Unable to fend off the assassins hunting him anymore, he fled during the nights, disguised and under a false name. Even though he was supposed to be avenging Chie, he was in no condition to continue.

    Eventually he stumbled upon a town, and hoped to get lost among its population. But even there his pursuers were approaching him. About to lose hope, he was saved by a girl. He tried to leave, but at last he accepted her offer and stayed with her. Feeling that she had also lost something, he gave her his real name, something he hadn't done for anyone in a long time. She reminded him of Chie, stirring his guilty conscience. His pursuers were still on the hunt, and he knew this wasn't meant to last.

    One day the assassins found him. The girl tried to tell him to leave, but Li Long ignored her and stood with his weapon in hand, trembling. In the past, it was hard to believe he could ever be defeated, but now he barely defeated his foes. In that moment something returned to him: how to fight for something. He decided to take his leave after that. As he was leaving, the girl ran to him and gently touched his back, communicating her feelings more clearly than ever. But still he left the town that day, now knowing what he needed to do.

    Half of himself was left with that dreaded blade. And now he sought to regain it. But unbeknownst to him, his love Chie was alive and well. And the proof of their love was also now drawing breath. Will the day come when he learns the truth? Will he ever regain what he lost and find peace again?

    Character Artwork​

    Art: Soul Blade/Edge​

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    Art: Soulcalibur III (+UFS)​

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