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Leon
DOA5U Leon Render
Leon in "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate"
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Full Name Leon
Known As N/A
Martial Art Command Sambo (DOA2-DOA4)
Close Quarters Combat (DOA5U)
Nationality ItalyFlag Italian
Birthday March 14
Age 42 (DOA2-DOA4)
44 (DOA5U)
Status Alive
Blood Type B
Height 6' 4" (192 cm)
Weight 282 lbs. (128 kg)
Measurements B53" W47" H48" (B135 W120 H123 cm)
Occupation Mercenary
Family Lauren (Lover)
Hobbies Gardening
Favorite Food Pizza
Debut Dead or Alive 2 (1999)
Japanese Voice Kōji Totani (DOA2-DOA4)
Jōji Nakata (since DOAD)
English Voice Uncredited (DOA2)
Richard Epcar (DOAD-DOA5)
Live Action Silvio Simac (DOA: Dead or Alive)
"Lauren, are you watching?"
—Leon in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate


Leon (レオン, Reon) is a mercenary and Close Quarters Combat martial artist from the Dead or Alive series. He first debuted in Dead or Alive 2, and shares many similarities and a history with Bayman.

Leon entered the Dead or Alive Tournaments to prove that he was the strongest man in the world, to live up to the final words of his deceased lover, Lauren. He stopped entering the tournaments after Dead or Alive 3.

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

As a mercenary, Leon traveled all over the world, wherever he could find work. While he was on the Silk Road, he met Lauren, a young thief, and fell in love with her. The two were in a loving relationship, until Lauren's sudden, tragic death in the desert. As Lauren died in Leon's arms, she said her final words: "The man I love, is the strongest man in the world."

It's unknown if she said it as a final sign of affection for her lover or for any other reason, but whatever she meant, Leon felt that he had to fulfill the last words of his lost love, and prove to her, himself, and everyone else that he was the strongest man on Earth.

The Second TournamentEdit

In order to prove himself, Leon intended to win the second Dead or Alive Tournament for Lauren. During his time in the tournament, he had to fight Zack - who he seemed to have recognised from the past, although Zack didn't seem to remember, or actually know him - and Gen Fu. Although he lost in the end, Leon was still determined to live up to Lauren's words.

The Third TournamentEdit

Leon set out to develop his strength further by entering the third tournament, during which he was constantly haunted by remorse for losing Lauren to the desert. During the tournament, Jann Lee caught up to him to challenge his strength.

After the fight, Leon returned to the desert, and the oasis where he had buried Lauren, and was greeted by a hallucination, or possibly the ghost, of his lover. This vision of Lauren gave Leon a desert flower, before disappearing again, maybe in a way of telling him that he had proved himself, and he could move on with his life.

EndingsEdit

CharacterEdit

AppearanceEdit

See also: Leon's Costumes

He is a tall muscular man with close shaved facial hair. His hair appears to be grey. He has a few wrinkles on his face due to his age. His eyes are pale green.

His recurring attire includes a desert camouflage shirt which is kept open to reveal his torso, black fingerless gloves, a pair of grey pants tucked into boots with green laces. There is a red bandanna or cloth wrapped around his left knee. He also wears a turban on his head that is tan colored with red and green stripes.

PersonalityEdit

Leon is a driven individual, a veteran soldier who is torn over the loss of his lover. He appears cruel and both merciless with his combat style and his personality, as he always insults and threatens his opponents by saying phrases like "Do you want to die!" or "Insolent Whelp". He has some small measure of honor and seems to have a sense of humor, though he does not allow it to interfere with his desire to crush all opponents, and he is not unwilling to speak down to his opponents, especially those younger than him.

However, although a tough fighter, Leon also has a softer side, shown through his devotion to his lover Lauren, and his need to fulfill his promise to her. The death of his lover, her last words, and his commitment to her are just about all he thinks about.

EtymologyEdit

Leon takes his name from the protagonist in the film Léon, as both characters share similar backgrounds and personalities. One of his comments during a battle, "I am a professional", is also a reference to the film, as the movie title The Professional in some countries.

RelationshipsEdit

LaurenEdit

Leon met Lauren along the Silk Road in Asia and the two fell in love. Whilst traveling together in a desert, Lauren died of unknown reasons. As Leon held her during her final moments, Lauren mumbled her final words to him: "The man I love is the strongest man in the world."

BaymanEdit

Bayman and Leon's rivalries are hinted at through banter at the beginning and end of matches between them. When they meet in Dead or Alive 3, Leon expressing disbelief that Bayman is still alive, and encouraging him to return to the desert seem to imply that Leon is a military deserter.

While no specific relation is stated, Leon is closely associated with Bayman, largely due to their similar body types, and the fact that they both use forms of the Command Sambo martial art to fight.

ZackEdit

Leon also appears to have connections to Zack, claiming he recognizes him at the start of their fight. Zack claims, however, to not know Leon and is confused by what he means.

Jann LeeEdit

In Dead or Alive 3, Leon meets Jann Lee they caught up with each other to challenge their strengths.

GameplayEdit

In reference to their fighting styles, Leon is very similar to Bayman, save for Leon's slight advantage in power and Bayman's small edge in speed. Also, Leon incorporates an air grapple in his move list, as well as a few different combos. His fighting style is very straight-forward compared to most characters, relying on a few high damage attacks instead of a long string of moves to form a chain combo. Leon is the only character incapable of back-facing his opponent on his own.

While Leon started out with an enhanced copy of Bayman's move set from the original Dead or Alive game, his appearances in the more recent games have drifted further and further away from Bayman's Russian martial arts style.

In Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Leon's fighting style is slightly different.

AppearancesEdit

Dead or Alive SeriesEdit

DOA: Dead or AliveEdit

DOA Movie Leon
Silvio Simac as Leon in DOA: Dead or Alive

Leon is portrayed by Silvio Simac in the non-canonical 2006 movie, DOA: Dead or Alive. He appears as a tournament fighter. Donovan tells Kasumi that Leon killed her brother, Hayate. Kasumi and Leon fight in the first round of the tournament with Kasumi emerging victorious. After this Kasumi states that if Leon couldn't defeat her, he couldn't have killed Hayate. His costume is based on his first costume in Dead or Alive Ultimate. Simac's portrayal has been praised by fans of the games who stated that he portrayed Leon exactly as they wanted.

Musical ThemesEdit

GalleryEdit

Concept Art
Renders
Promotional Images
Screenshots
Pixel Icons

TriviaEdit

  • Throughout the series, Leon is known as:
    • A Mercenary Soldier - Dead or Alive 2
    • The Warrior - Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate
    • Nomad Warrior - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
  • In Dead or Alive 4, Leon often chides young competitors - such as Ayane, Eliot and Kokoro - with the remark "Come back once you've learned to wipe your ass," meaning that they are too young and childlike to seriously challenge him. This was mistranslated in the English version as "Come back once you've wiped your ass," wrongly implying that Leon's attacks were so devastating, his opponent had a bowel movement.
  • In Dead or Alive 4, Leon is an unlockable character. He can be unlocked by successfully completing Story Mode with Zack, for all modes except Story Mode.
  • Leon is the only regular fighter that has been cut in original Dead or Alive 5, until he made his return in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.
    • It was stated in the official Dead or Alive 5 gameplay guide that he, alongside others like Ein and Tengu, was cut because of time constraints, but they want him to return in the future.
  • Like Tekken's Jin Kazama in post-Tekken 3, Leon's fighting style is now slightly different.
  • Leon is the only character so far to have two different fighting styles, switching from Command Sambo to Close Quarters Combat.
  • Although he is added to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, it is unknown if he participated in the tournament or not.


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Main Series
Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive 2 - Dead or Alive 3 - Dead or Alive 4 - Dead or Alive 5 (Ultimate)
Spin-offs and Related Titles
Ninja Gaiden - Dead or Alive Ultimate - Girls of DOA BlackJack

Dead or Alive Online - Dead or Alive: Dimensions
Dead or Alive Xtreme Sub-Series
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball - Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 - Dead or Alive Paradise
Canceled Games
Dead or Alive: Code Chronos - Project Progressive

Main Characters
List of Dead or Alive Characters

Kasumi - Ayane - Hayate - Ein - Ryu Hayabusa - Helena Douglas - Christie - Lisa Hamilton - Hitomi
Bayman - Kokoro - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Eliot - Gen Fu
Brad Wong - Rig - Mila - Leon - Momiji - Rachel - Marie Rose

Recurring Terms
DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan
Ninpo - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi
More Information and Archives
DOA Relationships - Fandom - Gameplay - Items - Locations - Martial Arts - Media - Merchandise - Movies - Music - Staff
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Characters
Playable Characters

Kasumi - Gen Fu - Tina Armstrong - Zack - Jann Lee - Ayane
Ryu Hayabusa - Helena Douglas - Bass Armstrong - Leon - Leifang - Ein

Unlockable Characters

Bayman - Tengu

Supporting Characters

Kasumi X - Maria - Roland

Locations
Aerial Gardens - Bio Lab - Blanca - Burai ZeninCrimson - Danger Zone
Death Valley - Demon’s Church - D Octagon - Dragon Hills - Great Opera - Iron Hell
Koku AnL’s Castle - Miyama - Pancratium - Prairie - Spiral - White Storm
Terms
Gameplay Elements

Gallery - Story Mode - Survival Mode - Tag Battle - Tag Moves
Team Battle Mode - Time Attack Mode - Training Mode - Versus Mode - Watch Mode

Plot Subjects

Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan
Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Tengu

Martial Arts

Jeet Kune DoKarate - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Russian Martial Arts
T'ai Chi QuanThai-Style Boxing - Tengu-Do - Xinyi Liuhe Quan

Other Terms

Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Game Over - Knocked Out - System Voice

Soundtracks
Dead or Alive 2 Original Sound Trax - Dead or Alive 2 Original Sound Trax (PlayStation 2 Version)
Character Themes

B-boy No "B" ~evolved from ++~ - Blazed Up Melpomene - Break the Age - Grand Style
Hitohira ~Reminiscent of Ketsui no Toki~ - Jintsuriki - Natural High - The Shooted - Tehu Tehu
Ultimate Weapon - Vigaku - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control

Archives
Costumes - Technique DatasheetsFighter Quotes
Item Collection DatasheetPromotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Characters
Playable Characters
Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Hitomi - Zack - Gen Fu - Brad Wong - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong
Leon - Bayman - Jann Lee - Leifang - Christie - Helena Douglas - Hayate - Ayane
Unlockable Characters

Ein

Supporting Characters

Chen - Hitomi's Father - Mei Lin - Niki - Omega - Rolande

Locations
Aqua Palace - Azuchi - BeachDanger Zone - DOATEC HK - ForestHellfire
Ice CaveIron Hell - Lorelei - Lost WorldPancratium - SnowTaoX Octagon
Terms
Gameplay Elements

Story Mode - Survival Mode - Tag Battle - Tag Moves - Theater
Time Attack Mode - Training Mode - Versus Mode - Watch Mode

Plot Subjects

DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Genra
Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Omega - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi

Martial Arts

Jeet Kune DoKarate - NinjutsuPi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Russian Martial Arts
She Quan - T'ai Chi Quan - Thai-Style Boxing - Xinyi Liuhe QuanZui Ba Xian Quan

Other Terms

Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Game Over - Knocked Out - System Voice

Soundtracks
Dead or Alive 3 Original Sound Trax
Character Themes

Blood Tie - Cracker - Eternity - Four Thousand - Goin' for Broke - I Don't Believe It! - It's To Show - Karma
Knifepoint - Look Ahead - Mayflower - Monster - Power Shovel - Prismatic Butterfly
Reaction - Red Moon - Trip - True Beauty

Other Tracks

A Wind

Archives
Costumes - Technique DatasheetsFighter Quotes
Item Collection DatasheetPromotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Dead or Alive 1 Ultimate Characters
Playable Characters

Kasumi - Jann Lee - Lei Fang - Tina Armstrong - Bayman - Zack - Ryu Hayabusa - Gen Fu

Unlockable Characters

Raidou

Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate Characters
Playable Characters

Kasumi - Gen Fu - Tina Armstrong - Zack - Jann Lee - Ayane
Ryu Hayabusa - Helena Douglas - Bass Armstrong - Leon - Leifang - Ein

Unlockable Characters

Tengu - Bayman - Hitomi

Supporting Characters

Ayame - Genra - Hayate - Kasumi α - Lauren - Maria - Shiden

Locations
Aerial Gardens - Aquarium - Burai ZeninCrimson - Cyclotron - Danger Zone - Demon’s Church
DOATEC Germany - Downtown - Dragon Hills - Great Opera - Great Wall - Island - Koku AnMiyama
Prairie - Ray House - Safari - Shrine - Suspension Bridge - White Storm - Yozakura
Terms
Gameplay Elements

Story Mode - Survival ModeTag Battle - Tag Moves - Team Battle Mode
Time Attack ModeTraining ModeVersus ModeWatch Mode

Plot Subjects

Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Exiled Shinobi - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan
Tengu - Torn Sky Blast - Project Alpha - Project EpsilonRunaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Tengu

Martial Arts

Jeet Kune DoKarate - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - T'ai Chi Quan - Pro-Wrestling
Russian Martial Arts - Tengu-Do - Thai-Style Boxing - Xinyi Liuhe Quan

Other Terms

Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Game Over - Knocked Out - System Voice

Soundtrack
Dead or Alive Ultimate Original Sound Trax

Character Themes
B-boy No "B" ~evolved from ++~ - Hitohira ~Reminiscent of Ketsui no Toki~

Archives
Dead or Alive 1 Ultimate Costumes - Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate Costumes
Technique DatasheetsItem Collection DatasheetPromotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Characters
Playable Characters
Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Kokoro - Hitomi - Brad Wong - Eliot - Bass Armstrong - Zack
Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - La Mariposa - Bayman - Christie - Ayane - Hayate
Unlockable Characters
Helena Douglas - Gen Fu - Leon - Bankotsubo - SPARTAN-458 - Ein
Supporting Characters
Alpha-152 - Anne - Maria - Mei Lin - Miyako - Muramasa - Niki
Locations
Biolab Core - Crash Club - DOATEC Great Hall - D.W.A. Coliseum - Experimental Playground
Gambler's Paradise - Kyoto in Bloom - Nassau Station - Ninja Hideout - Savannah Safari
Seaside Paradise - Tatami - Temple on the Mountain - Tritower Heliport - Waterfall Valley
Terms
Gameplay Elements

Album - Battle Viewer - DOA Online - Movie Theater - Story - SurvivalTag Battle
Tag Moves - Team Battle - Time Attack - Sparring - Versus - Watch - Zack Dollars

Plot Subjects

Cabbage - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Genra
Hyper Battle Grand Prix - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo - Nunchaku
Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi

Martial Arts

Ba Ji Quan - Command Sambo - Close Quarters Combat - Jeet Kune DoKarate
Lucha Libre - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan
Tai Ji Quan - Tengu-Do - Xing Yi Quan - Xinyi Liuhe Quan - Zui Ba Xian Quan

Other Terms

Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Game Over - Knocked Out - System Voice

Soundtracks
Dead or Alive 4 Original Sound Trax
Character Themes

Blazed Up Melpomene - Drunk Wolf - Evolution - Fang - Flowerbed - Hunter's Moon - I Feel For You - Mentor
Moonlit Lady - Purity - Russian Roulette - Solitary Desperation - Shade - Serpent Dance - Sorrow
Steel Horse Rider - Successor - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights
Vigaku - The Wind Is Howling - Zany Zapper
Ending Themes
Amazing - Unbroken Chains
Remixes
B-boy No "B" - Hitohira
Other Tracks
Zero Hour - Underwater Room

Archives
Achievements - Costumes - Technique Datasheets
Item Collection DatasheetPromotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Characters
Main Characters

Kasumi - Tina Armstrong - Christie Allen - Helena Douglas

Supporting Characters

Ayane - Ryu Hayabusa - Max - Victor Donovan
Weatherby - Zack - Bass Armstrong - Hayate - Bayman - Leon

Minor Characters

Brad Wong - Butler - Chief Detective - Eliot - Fame Douglas - Gen Fu - Hitomi - Jann Lee - Leifang - Pirates

Locations
Ishikari MountainsSouth China SeaHong KongDOA IslandBuddhaWaterwheelBamboo ForestForbidden SquareGray StepsLab ComplexDOA Compound - Tina's Yacht - Ninja Clan
Terms
Acupuncture - Central Intelligence Agency - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Donovan's Glasses - ID Bracelet - Katana - Nanobots - Needle - Ninja - Nunchaku - Runaway Shinobi - Shuriken - Volleyball
Archives
Promotional Artwork
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Characters
Playable Characters

Kasumi - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - Ryu Hayabusa - Jann Lee - Zack - Bayman - Bass Armstrong

Unlockable/Buyable Characters

Gen Fu - Ayane - Helena Douglas - Leon - Ein - Hitomi

Locations
Aerial Gardens - Burai ZeninDanger Zone - Demon’s Church
DOATEC Germany - Downtown - Dragon Hills - Great Opera - Island - Koku AnMiyama
Prairie - Ray House - Safari - Shrine - Suspension Bridge - White Storm - Yozakura
Terms
Martial Arts

Jeet Kune DoKarate - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - T'ai Chi Quan
Pro-Wrestling - Russian Martial Arts - Thai-Style Boxing - Xinyi Liuhe Quan

Archives
Alternate Outfit Datasheets - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Characters
Playable Characters

Kasumi - Ayane - Hayate - Ein - Ryu Hayabusa - Helena Douglas - Christie - La Mariposa - Hitomi
Bayman - Kokoro - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Eliot - Gen Fu
Brad Wong - Leon - Raidou - Genra - Alpha-152 - Kasumi α - Tengu - Shiden

Supporting Characters

Anne - Ayame - Fame Douglas - Irene Lew - Lauren - Maria - Victor Donovan

Locations
999 Meters - Azuchi - Danger Zone - Dojo - Eternal Helix - Freedom Survivor - Frozen Peaks
Genetic Biolab - Genetic Biolab - Advanced - Geothermal Power Plant - Hellfire - Kyoto in Bloom
Lorelei - Miyama - Tao - Whitewater Valley
Terms
Gameplay Elements

3D Photo Album - Arcade - Chronicle Mode - Fight Records - Figurines - Internet Play - Local Play
Showcase - Survival Mode - Tag Challenge - Tag Moves - Training - Throwdown

Plot Subjects

Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Exiled Shinobi - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo
Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Project Omega - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Torn Sky Blast

Martial Arts

Ba Ji Quan - Combat Sambo - Drunken Fist - Jeet Kune DoKarate
Lucha Libre - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Gua Quan - Pro-Wrestling
Snake Fist - Tai Ji Quan - Tengu-Do - Xing Yi Quan - Xinyi Liuhe Quan

Other Terms

Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Figurines - Knocked Out - System Voice

Soundtrack
Character Themes

B-boy No "B" ~evolved from ++~ - Hitohira ~Reminiscent of Ketsui no Toki~

Archive
Costumes - Downloadable Content - Promotional Artwork and Wallpaper
v · e · d
Characters
Playable Characters
Kasumi - Ayane - Hayate - Ryu Hayabusa - Helena Douglas - Christie - La Mariposa - Hitomi - Bayman
Kokoro - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Eliot - Brad Wong - Rig - Mila
Dead or Alive 5 Unlockable Characters
Gen Fu - Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Alpha-152
Ultimate Characters
Ein - Leon - Momiji - Rachel - Jacky Bryant - Marie Rose - Phase-4
Supporting Characters
Miyako - Muramasa - Victor Donovan
Locations
Arrival - Dead or Alive - Depth - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow - Fuel - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Primal - Sanctuary - Sakura - Scramble - The Show - Street - Sweat - Temple of the Dragon - Zack Island
Ultimate Locations
Aircraft Carrier - Desert Wasteland - Forest - Haunted Lorelei - Lorelei - Lost World - Sky City Tokyo
Terms
Gameplay Terms

Cliffhanger - Critical System - Danger Zone - Expert Hold - Knocked Out - Move Data - Power Blow
Power Launcher - Side Stepping - Stances - Tag Moves - Triangle System

Gameplay Modes

Arcade Mode - Online Mode - Tag Battle Mode - Team Battle Mode - Time Attack Mode
Spectator Mode - Story Mode - Survival Mode - Training Mode - Versus Mode - Watch Mode

Plot Subjects

DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DIG - MIST
Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi

Martial Arts

Aikijutsu - Ba Ja Quan - Close Quarters Combat - Command Sambo - Counter Fiend Combat - Jeet Kune Do
Karate - Lucha Libre - Mixed Martial Arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan
Systema - Taekwondo - Tai Ji Quan - Xing Yi Quan - Xin Yi Liu He Quan - Yan Qing Quan - Zui Ba Xian Quan

Other Terms

System Voice - Virtua Fighter - Glasses

Soundtrack
Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack

Cheerful Buddhist Priest - Desperate Situation - False Fate - Gotta Move On - Graceful Sounds
I'm a Fighter - Knock You Down - let's get it - Light the Fuse - Like a Dragon - Omen - Niug-Nep Place
Polluted Air - Rapids - Showdown - Skyscraper - The Storied Journey of the Boy and the Drunk
Tiger's Family - Urges - The Way is Known

Archives
Achievements (Ultimate) - Costumes - DOA Relationships - Downloadable Content (Ultimate) - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers

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