Lili in Tekken Series

Lili, also known as Emilie De Rochefort, is described as a “rich girl from Monaco” when she first appears in Tekken 5. Some fans have interpreted her as a lesbian or bisexual character (see here, here, here, here, and here). There is a great deal of fan fiction, art, and videos supporting the romantic reading of her relationship with rival Asuka. However, it is unclear if the game supports this reading (as many of the links above do not provide specific instances to analyze).

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Lee (1994)

Lili (2004)

Leo (2007)

Poison (in Street Fighter x Tekken, 2012)


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