Lee in Tekken Series

Lee Chaolan is a Japanese fighter who has appeared in the Tekken series since the beginning. He is sometimes also referred to as “the silver haired-demon,” and also appears as his alter-ego “Violet” (pictured below).

Fans have read Lee as a potentially gay or bisexual character (see here, here, here, and here), though he also has had relationships with women in the games. Fans have created fan fiction depicting his relationship with other male Tekken characters. Despite this, he is not explicitly coded in the games as gay or bisexual.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Lee (1994)

Lili (2004)

Leo (2007)

Poison (in Street Fighter x Tekken, 2012)


  1. Can you see an openly LGBT character in Tekken? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/814542-tekken-7/70773064?page=1
  2. Gay video game characters. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=152447
  3. Is Lee gay? (2006, April 22). Retrieved from http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=91275
  4. Is Lee gay? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/652997-tekken-tag-tournament-2/66582912
  5. Lee Chaolan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://tekken.wikia.com/wiki/Lee_Chaolan
  6. Lee Chaolan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://eng.tekkenpedia.com/wiki/Lee_Chaolan
  7. Lee Chaolan. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Chaolan
  8. Lee Chaolan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fightersgeneration.com/characters2/lee.html
  9. Lee Chaolan- Silver-haired Demon. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.angelfire.com/anime5/noirguy/tekken/characters/lee.html
  10. Leo or Lee? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/652997-tekken-tag-tournament-2/64197559
  11. Violet. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://tekken.wikia.com/wiki/Violet