SoulCalibur V Characters Guide

SoulCalibur V Characters Guide: Yan Leixia

Yan Leixia is a fictional playable character in the Soul series who appears for the first time in  SoulCalibur 5.

She is Xianghua’s daughter, described as A Young Lady Longing an Adventure in her official presentation materials.

Because of her young age, Leixia has a short history in the Soul series of video games, unlike her mother, Xianghua, who debuted in SoulCalibur, and also appeared in SoulCalibur 2, SoulCalibur 3 and SoulCalibur 3: Arcade Edition, SoulCalibur IV and SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny.


Although Yan Leixia is only a teenager with innocent and fragile mind, she was taught to defend herself from a young age by her mother, who filled her mind with hopes, dreams and a huge taste for adventure.

In SoulCalibur 5 Yan Leixia wears an outfit that resembles a blue lotus flower. The entire costume is light blue and yellow.

Two little pink lotus flower hair clips sustain her hairstyle, and two lotus flower ornaments decorate her shoes.

The stories told by her mother about all her journeys searching the mighty Soul Calibur, and how she fell in love with a boy during those quests; made the teenager to dream for the day when she will be old enough to start her own quest.

A blue stone pendant received for her birthday made her mother somehow insane.

Xianghua went to her husband and told him that Leixia should be the emperor’s wife and that she shouldn’t be exposed to the evil world.

“After all, this is my destiny” were Leixia’s last words before escaping the mansion.

She started her own quest  in order to find out the truth about what made her mother act like that.

Weapons and Moves (Attacks)

From her mother, Yan Leixia learned the Ling-Sheng Su Secret Arts of the Sword and she wields a Chinese sword named Yi Zhan Qin.

SoulCalibur V Characters Guide
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