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Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Leon is one of the main protagonists in the original Resident Evil 2. He has more Health than Claire but less than HUNK or Tofu.[citation needed] He will also start with Heckler & Koch VP70, a Knife, a Lighter and eight spaces for items in his inventory. When a zombie attempts to bite his foot, Leon will proceed to curbstomp the zombie as opposed to Claire who will kick the head clean off. His scenario partner is Ada Wong.

Leon's alternate costumes varies according to the played version. In all versions, to unlock the outfits, the player must start a game in scenario A on Normal or Hard mode and follow the path to the Police Department front entrance without picking up any items, then kill zombie Brad Vickers in order to acquire the Special Key, that can be used to open the locker in the Dark Room. He also will hold the handgun differently with either costume equipped (except with armored S.T.A.R.S. uniform).

Costume Contents Version
Leon alternate costume 1 RE2 1998
Consists of a leather jacket—with a large skull design on the back, an American flag patch on the shoulder, and stylized text over one of the chest pockets—over a white and black ringer T-shirt, blue jeans, and brown leather boots. Original PlayStation
Leon alternate costume 2 RE2 1998
Is an alternate R.P.D. uniform with an initialed baseball cap, navy blue tank top, green fatigue pants, and black boots.
LeonKennedyN64One
Consisting of a leather biker ensemble. It features a leather vest over a white shirt, a bandana, a pair of sunglasses, baggy leather pants, and leather boots. Nintendo 64
LeonKennedyN64Two
Is an armored S.T.A.R.S. uniform. It consists of a blue bulletproof vest with the S.T.A.R.S. emblem on the back, a set of blue camouflage fatigues, leather boots, and a baseball cap featuring a simplified variation of the S.T.A.R.S. emblem.

Extreme Battle

Leon is a initial character in the Extreme Battle minigame in Resident Evil 2. He has the following items:

Load-out Unlocked by
Extreme Battle Leon

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Resident Evil 4

Leon is initially the only playable character in Resident Evil 4'​s main game. He will need 20 of the 27 yellow herbs to maximize his health in the main game. Leon's inventory starts with a Handgun and a Knife. His exclusive weapons are Matilda, Infinite Launcher, Handcannon and P.R.L. 412. He also has several Melee attacks which are performed on stunned enemies.

Leon also has two alternate costumes, however, only "Mafia" outfit has special animations when he reloading the Chicago Typewriter; once reload results in Leon adjusting his hat, already four times in a row results in Leon performing a trick where he throws his hat up and catches it. The machine gun itself and his knife also change the appearance, being the first it will feature a foregrip and the magazine will be changed to an ammo drum while the second is reskinned into a switchblade.

Costume Contents Unlocked by
Leon RPD costume RE4 diorama
R.P.D
Updated version of his uniform from original Resident Evil 2. Complete the main game once.
Leon Mafia costume RE4 diorama
Mafia
Consists in a suit, complete with a red tie, fedora, gloves, and a white scarf. Complete the Separate Ways.

Melee Attacks

Attack Description
Roundhouse Kick Leon gives a swift roundhouse kick to a stunned enemy that sends them back, as well as any within the attack radius. This is most commonly performed on an enemy that has been stunned by a headshot.
Back Kick Leon will deliver a Back Kick to a stunned enemy that will knock them onto their back, also knock enemies behind to stumble. This is done to Villager Ganado that are on their knees.
Suplex Leon grabs an enemy and falls backwards, causing the enemies head to hit the ground and be crushed under the enemies bodyweight. This can only be done on a Cultist and Militia Ganados that are on their knees.
Jump Kick (Grapple Breaker) Leon will jump and kick an enemy in the face. This is performed when escaping from a grab if Leon is grappled at the front.
Elbow (Grapple Breaker) Leon will swing his elbow into the face of an enemy. This is performed when escaping from a grab if Leon is grappled from behind.

The Mercenaries

Leon is initially the only playable character in The Mercenaries minigame. Leon could be considered the most balanced character out of the playable characters, as his loadout has no major drawbacks but no major strengths, with his melee attacks only doing moderate damage and excelling in crowd control thanks to his shotgun. 

Load-out Melee Unlocked by
Tn leon
Health: 7 & 3/4 bars
  • Head: Kick
  • Leg: Kick (Village stage)
  • Leg: Suplex (other stages)

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Leon is playable during the "Operation Javier" chapters 1-5 and all of the "Memories of a Lost City" scenario. His handgun skin is based on the gun he had in original Resident Evil 2. His counterattack is first shoving the zombie away then preforming a jumping roundhouse. His assist attack has him shoulder rushing the enemy and performing his trademark back kick. He also has three alternate costumes in addition to the two initials his have which are also unlockable:

Costume Contents Unlocked by
Leon (the Darkside Chronicles South America)
SOCOM
Default costume for "Operation Javier" scenario. Consists of a black operator jacket, blue stone washed jeans, tan boots, TMC Tactical Gloves and a green Bulletproof/MOLLE vest to go along with carrying several pouches, Magazines flares and a flashlight. He also wears a utility belt with several more pouches and hip holster for his pistol. Complete the Chapter 7 of "Operation Javier" on Hard Mode.
Leon (the Darkside Chronicles)
R.P.D
Default costume for "Memories of a Lost City" scenario.  It is an updated version of his outfit from Resident Evil 2
Leon agent models DC
Agent
His initial outfit from Resident Evil 4. Consists of a short-sleeved black 5.11 shirt, blue 5.11 pants, black Magnum combat boots, and a brown B3 sheepskin bomber jacket.
Leon Biker models DC
Biker
Consists of a wine red jacket with white details, beige pants and brown shoes. Get an "S" rank on all "Memories of a Lost City" chapters.
Leon Detective models DC
Detective
Consists of a black tank top, orange jacket, jeans, brown shoes, gloves and black glasses. Get an "S" rank on "Operation Javier" chapters 1 through 5.

Resident Evil 6

Campaign

Leon's section in Resident Evil 6's story mode is heavily focused on the survival horror genre, just like the early Resident Evil games. In most parts of his segment, the player must advance slowly over dark and claustrophobic places with an intense horror atmosphere. His scenario also marks the return of classic enemies such as the Zombies. Leon's unique ability is the dual wielding - making him the only character able to use two weapons at the same time. His primary weapons are a pair of Wing Shooters and a Survival Knife. Leon's partner during his scenario is Helena Harper.

By pressing the attack button, Leon can perform a series of physical attacks. In addition, much like the other characters in the game, Leon also has some contextual-based action attacks, a melee system used in Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.

Melee Attacks

Attack Description
Left Kick Leon performs a straight kick directly into the enemy's face. This can only be performed by pressing the attack button with a one-handed weapon or item equipped.
Left Kick to Right Kick Leon attacks the enemy with his Left Kick followed by a second kick, thus leaving him vulnerable for a finishing attack. This can only be performed by pressing the attack button twice with a one-handed weapon or item equipped.
Tackle Leon sprints into an enemy and performs a shoulder tackle, hitting him in the torso and leaving the enemy vulnerable for a finishing attack. This move can only be performed by pressing the physical attack button during the sprint action.

Contextual Attacks

Attack Description
Reverse Roundhouse Kick (Light stun) A common attack, Leon gives a swift roundhouse kick to a stunned enemy that sends them back, as well as any within the attack radius. This is most commonly performed on a lightly stunned enemy from any direction.
Armlock Throw (Front heavy stun) Leon grabs the enemy's arm and pushes him while he ducks, throwing the enemy to the ground. This is most commonly performed on a heavily stunned enemy from the front.
Bulldog (Back heavy stun) From behind an enemy, Leon jumps at the enemy's back and falls, using his body weight to smash the enemy's face to the ground. This is most commonly performed on a heavily stunned enemy from behind.
Back Kick (Coup de Grace) Leon hits the enemy's torso with a spinning kick, sending him flying. This is most commonly performed on heavily stunned, kneeling or blinded enemy.
Kick (Assist) Leon kicks an enemy away from a partner being grabbed. This is only performed as a prompt to rescue your partner as they are being attacked.
Stab (Ground) Like Chris' attack, Leon wields his knife in both hands and stabs it into a fallen enemy. This can only be performed against a grounded enemy with the Survival Knife equipped.
Elbow (Grapple Breaker) Leon will swing his elbow into the face of an enemy, pushing him away. This is done to an enemy that is grappling Leon from behind.
Low Kick (Counter) A simple counterattack, Leon ducks under an attacking enemy and swiftly kicks them in the torso. This is performed as a counter-attack to an unarmed zombie attempting to scratch the player.
Weapon Bash (Elbow) (Counter) A counterattack, Leon evades an incoming attack and elbows the enemy in the back of the head before taking their weapon away and using it to cave in their head. This is performed as a counter-attack to a zombie attacking with a melee weapon such as an iron pipe or axe.

The Mercenaries

Leon returns as a initial playable character in Resident Evil 6's mini game "The Mercenaries". Aside his defautl outfit (Lanshiang/Tall Oaks outfit depending on the stage), he has three alternate outfits called "EX-Costumes", each with a unique set of weapons.

Loadouts

Load-out Ammo drop rates Health Tablets Unlocked by
RE6 Mercs Image Leon

9mm Ammo: Common

12 Gauge Shells: Uncommon

8 Health Tablets Default.

Load-out Ammo drop rates Health Tablets Unlocked by
RE6 Mercs Image Leon EX1

5.56mm NATO Ammo: Common

7.62mm NATO Ammo: Common

Grenade Rounds: Never

4 Health Tablets Obtained an "A" or "S" Rank with Leon on any map.

Load-out Ammo drop rates Health Tablets Unlocked by
RE6 Mercs Image Leon EX2

5.56mm NATO Ammo: Common

7.62mm NATO Ammo: Common

Grenade Rounds: Never

4 Health Tablets
  • PS3, Xbox 360 and PC: Using RE Points on RE.NET. The costume costs 60,000 REP.
  • PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch: Randomly unlocked by playing the Extra Content.
  • Nintendo Switch: Complete an Onslaught match 10 times.

Load-out Ammo drop rates Health Tablets Unlocked by
RE6 Mercs Image Leon EX3

5.56mm NATO Ammo: Common

7.62mm NATO Ammo: Common

Grenade Rounds: Never

4 Health Tablets
  • PS3, Xbox 360 and PC: Using Extra Tickets on RE.NET. The costume costs 1 Extra Ticket.
  • PS4, Xbox One: Randomly unlocked by playing the Extra Content.
  • Nintendo Switch: Defeat Ustanak in the Predator mode 5 times.

  • Note: Originally, in the PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One and PC versions, Leon's alternate costumes of this minigame cannot be used in the story mode. However, the Nintendo Switch version allows all EX costumes to be used in the story.

Multiplayer

Leon is a playable character in all multiplayers DLC's in Resident Evil 6. He has same two outfits seen in The Mercenaries, each also with a unique set of weapons depending on the chosen mode.

Loadouts

Leon (Default)

Leon (EX1)

Leon (Default)

Leon (EX1)

Leon (Default)

Leon (EX1)

Leon (Default)

Leon (EX1)

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Leon is one of the unlockable characters in the Raid Mode of Resident Evil Revelations 2. He uses his Resident Evil 6 appearance for this mode and his specialty is enemies dispersion.

Basic info Active skills Passive skills Episode content Unlock method
Chara11NlIO rev2
Physical attack:
  • Kick


Ground finisher:

  • Knife thrust


Gesture:

  • Air Guitar (Unlocked at Lv. 50)
Weapon Masteries
  • Machine Pistol

Exploding Bottle

Shockwave

Savor the Moment
  • Makes his knife attacks faster and more powerful.
"Chapter 2"
Obtain 20 or more Completion Medallions.

Resident Evil 2 (2019)

Leon returns as one of the main playable character in the remake of Resident Evil 2. His assignments are almost the same as the original game, although now their statistics are no different from Claire and his exclusive weapons are Matilda, W-870, Lightning Hawk and Chemical Flamethrower, all upgradable, plus the M19 in his second scenario. Leon's segment is also considered more difficult than Claire's, as it has two exclusive bosses, in this case the Giant Alligator and the T-00 in its "Super Tyrant" form. However, in compensation, he will not face William Birkin in his G4 form.

Initially, Leon had only two unlockable alternate outfit in addition to the three he wears in the main game, however, with Downloadable content updates, he gained to three more costumes:

Preview Costume How to unlock Notes
RE2 remake - Leon Casual costume PV
Casual Complete Leon's story. N/A
RE2 Leon - Police PV
Police Complete Leon's story. N/A
RE2 Leon - Police (Injured) PV
Police (Injured) Complete Leon's story. N/A
RE2 remake - Leon Classic Police costume PV
Classic Police
  • Escape the lab.
  • (Custom): Complete Leon's story on "Hardcore" mode.
Ada will wear her "Cocktail Dress" outfit
RE2 Leon - Classic Police (Injured) PV
Classic Police (Injured)
RE2 remake Leon Noir PV
Noir Purchase the "Leon Costume: Noir'" DLC N/A
RE2 remake Leon Arklay Sheriff PV
Arklay Sheriff Purchase the "Leon Costume: Arklay Sheriff'" DLC N/A
RE2 remake - Leon '98 costume PV
'98 Download the "Leon Costume: '98'" DLC This is a free DLC to all users that was released on February 15, 2019 and must be redeemed from the respective stores. Steam users must own Resident Evil 2 in order to obtain this DLC however.
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