Tekken series

Grassy area outside a  stone building. A masc looking person wearing a martial arts uniform and throwing a punch towards a femme looking person performing a kick.
  • Developer: Namco Bandai Namco
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai Namco
  • Year: 1994 – 2016
  • Genre: Fighter
  • Platform/s: Various

The Tekken series features several potentially queer characters, including Leo, Lee, and Lili.

Leo has the most in-game evidence supporting that they are queer, including the exclusively gender neutral pronouns initially used to describe them in early appearances and a tendency to wear gender neutral clothing. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, she/her pronouns are used, and Leo's gender has been confirmed as 'female' by producers of the title, while other company representatives have been quoted as saying Leo's gender was intentionally left ambiguous to allow players to love them regardless of their gender.

Leo's gender is further left ambiguous through their voice actor (a woman), ability to use items seemingly assigned to men (such as the sledgehammer), and freedom to use women's hair customisation options. Moves that can only work on men do affect Leo, but those that only work on women do not. In the Tekken 6 art book, Leo is listed as male. An in-depth look at Leo's gender can be found here.

Lee (with the alter-ego Violet) has been interpretted as some players as being bisexual or of being gay, despite having relationships with women throughout the series. Lili has been considered a lesbian or bisexual, and fans have become invested in a relationship between her and Asuka, which is not considered canon.