26 Facts About Ling Xiaoyu


Ling Xiaoyu is a fictional character from the Tekken franchise by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Ling Xiaoyu is a cheerful Chinese teenager who is a friend of the series' main protagonist, Jin Kazama, as well as a potential love interest, while trying to interfere with the affairs of the increasingly corrupt Mishima family.

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Ling Xiaoyu's was created alongside protagonist Jin Kazama by Namco artist Yoshinari Mizushima after he graduated from college, with the character's design being a great surprise to the Tekken staff.

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Katsuhiro Harada was surprised by the decision to use Ling Xiaoyu, believing she was not that popular within the main demography.

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Ling Xiaoyu was written to be relatable to the audience and balance the more supernatural elements in the process.

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Ling Xiaoyu's relationship with Alisa was made so that the latter develops a "soul" as the film progresses as she is a robot.

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Sixteen-year-old Chinese martial artist, Ling Xiaoyu was tutored by her elderly relative, Wang Jinrei, at a young age; he believed that she could achieve true greatness, yet was frustrated by her flippant attitude.

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Ling Xiaoyu's learns of Heihachi Mishima's zaibautsu and thinks her dream of owning an amusement park reality.

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Ling Xiaoyu agrees to build the park should she win the company-sponsored King of Iron Fist tournament.

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Ling Xiaoyu remains a ward of the Mishima Zaibatsu during the events of Tekken 4, she enters the fourth King of the Iron Fist Tournament in hopes of reconnecting with Jin and uncovering the Mishima Zaibatsu's nefarious deeds.

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Ling Xiaoyu is saved from Heihachi's evil plans by Yoshimitsu, who informs her of the Mishima family's tragic history.

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Ling Xiaoyu therefore takes it upon herself to try and save the Mishima family, and as the fifth tournament commence.

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Not backing down, Ling Xiaoyu accepts the challenge unaware of Claudio's true plan.

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Outside of the main series, Ling Xiaoyu has appeared in numerous noncanonical Tekken spinoff games, including Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Revolution, and Street Fighter X Tekken.

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Outside of the Tekken series, Ling Xiaoyu appeared in Namco crossover titles such as the tactical role-player Project X Zone and its sequel; the mobile game Full Bokko Heroes X; and Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2, in which she was unlockable along with Heihachi and Cassandra Alexandra and Raphael Sorel from the Soulcalibur series.

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Ling Xiaoyu appears as a Spirit in the Nintendo crossover video game Super Smash Bros.

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Ling Xiaoyu appears as a playable character in Fist of the North Star Legends ReVIVE.

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Ling Xiaoyu was omitted from the 1998 anime film Tekken: The Motion Picture, only appearing in its opening sequence.

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Ling Xiaoyu's is a lead character in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, in which she is a student who transfers to Kyoto International School after being recruited by G Corporation's Anna Williams to spy on a fellow student and film-exclusive character named Shin Kamiya.

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Ling Xiaoyu meets Alisa Bosconovitch, who was sent by Jin Kazama to perform the same task, and the girls become friends but are later forced to turn on one another after Shin is captured by an unknown assailant, but Alisa spares Ling Xiaoyu's life.

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Ling Xiaoyu was voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in Japanese and Carrie Keranen in English.

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Ling Xiaoyu appears as a supporting character in the Tekken: Bloodline animated series for Netflix, voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in Japanese and Faye Mata in English.

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Ling Xiaoyu was among many Tekken female characters portrayed by models for a 2006 Maxim photoshoot.

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Ling Xiaoyu's was played by actress Xuan Thanh Nguyen in a 2012 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 live-action short film that starred performers from stunt company Wild Stunts Europe, while model Claudia Alan portrayed Xiaoyu in a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 "Girl Power" trailer that premiered at Comic-Con 2012.

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In 2005, Xiaoyu was one of five characters nominated for G4's Video Game Vixens "Baddest Good Girl" award, which was won by Rikku of Final Fantasy X Readers of the Polish edition of GameStar voted Xiaoyu eighth in a poll for the title of "Miss Video Game World", and the second-highest placed Tekken character behind Nina Williams.

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For Bloodline, Ling Xiaoyu was listed as a wanted character for her relationship with Jin and how comical was the fact she has a pet named Panda.

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