Lion Rafale by Sanctuary Remix

Version: 1.2 | Updated: 09/20/07 | Printable Version

Virtua Fighter 5 (Lion Rafale)
By: Alex "Joker" Hall
Started on: April 30, 2007
Completed on: September 16, 2007

-  Well I'll put it simply....I've been working on getting a Virtua Fighter 5
   walkthrough up as a means of my "coming out of retirement" kinda deal.  Well
   I'm still hard at work with it, but I figured as much that I should at least
   put out there some character walkthroughs as well.  I was planning on doing
   this in the first place once I got the full walkthrough up, but I figured
   what the hell....lets do it now.  So with that being said I'm here to give
   you all this guide on Lion.

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* Lion Rafale *
  = Backstory and Stats
  = Move Set
  = Costumes and Clothes Sets
  = Personal Opinion
(User Created Tactics)

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-  Backstory  -

-  At the end of the Fourth World Fighting Tournament, Lion returned home.  He
   had not been able to win the tournament, but was satisfied with his
   performance and fighting.  His father congratulated him as well, and it
   seemed that his life would continue without incident.  But one day, Lion
   stumbled on the documents that seemed to link his father's company to J6.
   Lion threw himself into his training, trying to forget his suspicions.  Just
   when he could no longer stand to keep quiet, an invitation arrived for the
   Fifth World Fighting Tournament.  Somewhat bothered by the timing of the
   invitation arrival, Lion decides to enter the tournament, in part to learn
   about his father's involvement with J6.

-  Stats  -

   Nationality - French
   Birthday - 12/24/1979
   Hobby - Skateboarding
   Height - 180 cm (5'11)
   Weight - 79 kg (175 lbs)
   Measurements - 90/84/88
   Blood Type - AB
   Occupation - Student
   Fighting Style - Tourou-Ken
   Voice Actor - N/A
   First Game - Virtua Fighter 2

-  Move Set -

-  Now it's time to learn how to use Lion properly.  Remember, you can always
   go into Dojo and use Command Training to perfect using these moves properly.

   * Legend *
   P = Punch
   K = Kick
   G = Guard
   => = Forward
   <= = Back
   \ = Forward/Down
   / = Backward/Down
   ^ = Up
   | = Down
   Hold = Hold certain direction and/or button for at least one sec before
   HCF = Half Circle Forward starting from Back
   HCB = Half Circle Back starting from Forward
   UF = Up/Forward
   UB = Up/Back

   * Normal Moves *

   Tousui - P
   Koushu Rensui - P,P
   Renkan Senshou - P,P,P
   Rensui Hachihon - P,P,<=,P
   Rensui Hachihon~Tourou Soufu - P,P,<=,P,P+K+G
   Rensui Mabanshu - P,P,|(or ^) P
   Rensui Mabanshu~Honshin - P,P,|(or ^) P,G
   Rensui Mabanshu~Haishin - P,P,|(or ^) P,<=
   Rensui Soushu - P,P,|,P+K
   Rensuitai - P,K
   Rensuitai Shumen - P,K,P
   Rensuitai~Kanpo - P,K,P+K+G
   Banchu - =>,P
   Banchu Renkanshu - =>,P,P
   Senshippo - =>,=>,P
   In'you - <=,P
   Ni In'you - <=,P,P
   Ni In'you~Tourou Soufu - <=,P,P,P+K+G
   Senshou Haiten - <=,<=,P
   Shinpo Tourou Soushu - <=,\,P
   Katousui - |,P
   Shippo Shousenshu - Hold |,=>,P
   Soukoushu - Hold |,\,P
   Rensou Koushu - Hold |,\,P,P
   Ryusei Koushugeki (deflect) - |,/,<=,P
   Sen'inshou - \,P
   Rakugekishou - \,P,P
   Tougekisui - /,P
   Tougeki Rensui - /,P,P
   Touku Gekishou - UF,P
   Senshintai - K
   Rensentai - K,K
   Koushu Teishitsu - =>,K
   Koushu Teishitsu~Kanpo - =>,K,P+K+G
   Fujinkyaku - =>,=>,K
   Fujin Rentankyaku - =>,=>,K,K
   Sentai - <=,K
   Sentai Shumen - <=,K,P
   Sentai~Kanpo - <=,K,P+K+G
   Koushutai - <=,<=,K
   Tanhikyaku - <=,=>,K
   Attai - |,K
   Zensoutai - |,K,K
   Tousentai - |,K,K+G
   Senputai - ^,K
   Katoutai - ^,K,K
   Dantai - \,K
   Senkyutai - /,K
   Senten Kukyaku - UF,K
   Souji Senpu - P+K
   Tenshin Touho Soushu - =>,P+K
   Tenshin Touho Soushu~Normal Stance - =>,P+K,<=
   Tenshin Touho Soushukyaku - =>,P+K,K
   Soukoushu - =>,=>,P+K
   Tourou Youzan - =>,=>,P+K,P
   Taizan Soukoushu - <=,P+K (can be charged)
   Kouho Hachihonsui - <=,<=,P+K
   Kouho Hachihonsui~Tourou Soufu - <=,<=,P+K,P+K+G
   Ukoushin - <=,=>,P+K
   Ryusei Renkoushu - <=,=>,P+K,P
   Rensansui Banchu - <=,=>,P+K,P,P
   Ryusei Mabanshu - <=,=>,P+K,P,|(or ^) P
   Ryusei Mabanshu~Honshin - <=,=>,P+K,P,|(or ^) P,G
   Ryusei Mabanshu~Haishin - <=,=>,P+K,P,|(or ^) P,<=
   Touho Soushu - |,P+K
   Touho Soushu~Turn - |,P+K,<=
   Takuhi Hoshinshou - Hold |,=>,P+K
   Juchou Senshou - ^,P+K
   Honsui - \,P+K
   Zaban Shuhou - \,\,P+K
   Shaho Shasousui - /,P+K
   Senpukyaku - K+G
   Senpu Renhitai - K+G,K
   Shippu Sanrentai - K+G,K,K
   Tenshin Ryou'inkyaku - =>,K+G
   Kasentai Haiten - <=,<=,K+G
   Senpu Rakukyaku - <=,=>,K+G
   Senpu Haisoushu - <=,=>,K+G,|,P
   Senpu Haisoushu - <=,=>,K+G,/,P
   Senpu Shoukyaku - <=,=>,K+G,|,K
   Kousoutai - |,K+G
   Shicchi Soutai - \,K+G
   Zensou Tenshinkyaku - /,K+G
   Hakotsushu - P+K+G
   Hakotsushu~Senshinho - P+K+G then |(or ^) when successful
   Shazenho - \(or UF) P+K+G
   Shazenho~Honsui - From Shazenho: P
   Shazenho~Shasosui - From Shazenho: P+K
   Shakouho - /(or UB) P+K+G
   Mabanshu - P+K (during Defensive Move)
   Shashin Konryuchu - P (during Offensive Move)
   Shashin Sokusouteki - K (during Offensive Move)

   * Moves from Kanpo *
   Kanpo Chouchu (deflect) - From Kanpo: P
   Tourou Shugan - From Kanpo: P,P
   Kanpo Teishitsu - From Kanpo: K

   * Tourou Soufu *
   Tourou Soufu - =>,P+K+G
   Taitou Bougetsu - From Tourou Soufu: P
   Ousen Soufu - From Tourou Soufu: =>,P
   Naisenkyaku - From Tourou Soufu: K
   Tenshin Senputai - From Tourou Soufu: K,K
   Naisenkyaku~Kanpo - From Tourou Soufu: K,P+K+G
   Juchou Teishitsu - From Tourou Soufu - =>,K
   Roushu Matsumen Senputai - From Tourou Soufu: P+G
   Senpu Renhitai - From Tourou Soufu: K+G
   Shippu Sanrentai - From Tourou Soufu: K+G,K
   * Tourou Maifuku *

   Tourou Maifuku - <=,P+K+G
   Tourou Tansou - From Tourou Maifuku: P
   Tourou Rensou - From Tourou Maifuku: P,P
   Tourou Sanrensou - From Tourou Maifuku: P,P,P
   Tourou Tansenkyaku - From Tourou Maifuku: K
   Maifuku Toubi - From Tourou Maifuku: |,K
   Tourou Soutansou - From Tourou Maifuku: P+K
   Furakukyaku - From Tourou Maifuku: K+G
   Senkutai - From Tourou Maifuku: =>,K+G
   Maifuku Kousou - From TOurou Maifuku: |,K+G

   * Throws *
   Hatoushu Shutai - P+G
   Saishu Houkou - =>,=>,P+G
   Hiten Soukukyaku - <=,=>,P+G
   Goda Renkanheki - HCF,P+G
   Tozan Honshakyaku - Hold |,=>,P+G
   Shichisei Tenbunchu - <=,P+G
   Tenshin Soukoushu - HCB,P+G
   Haika Senten - \,P+G
   Youzan - <=,\,P+G
   Tourou - Chouhi Soukoushu - \,\,P+G
   Bokuho - =>,/,P+G
   Renkan Sakusui 1 - From Bokuho: P
   Renkan Sakusui 2 - From Bokuho: P,P
   Renkan Sakusui 3 - From Bokuho: P,P,P
   Yokudhin - From Bokuho: |(or ^) P+G (left side)
   Rakushu Dantai - From Bokuho: |(or ^) P+G (right side)
   Honshin Teishitsu - (on opponent's left or right) P+G
   Renkoushu Haishu - (opponent facing away) P+G

   * Down Attacks *
   Rakusenshu - (opponent down) \,P
   Hiten Rakutai - (opponent down) ^,P

   * Back Attacks *

   Hairensenshou - (opponent behind) P
   Haiho Soushu - (opponent behind) |,P
   Kousenkyaku - (opponent behind) K
   Kaikakyaku - (opponent behind) |,K
   Haishin Senshou - P+K (during turning attack)
   Haishin Sakusui - (opponent behind) P+K
   * Jump Attacks *
   Touku Haigekishou - (while rising) P
   Rakuho Tousui - (in midair) P
   Touku Shoukyaku - (in midair) K
   Chisou Shoukyaku - (before landing) K

   * Wall Moves *

   Suishou Koukyaku - (wall in front) <=,P+K+G
   Hekikai Honkyaku - (wall in front) UB,P+K+G

-  Costumes and Clothes Set  -

-  All Costume Items that can be bought and the costume types that they can be
   used with:

   Blue Baseball Cap = 6000G   Use: ABCD
   Dragon Claw Earrings = 6000G   Use: ABCD
   Gold Claw Earrings = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Silver Mlmagedle Part = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Permed Silver Hair = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Slicked Sliver Hair = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Shaggy Silver Hair = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Mlmagedle Part = 9000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Ponytail = 9000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Baseball Cap = 9000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Headband = 4000G   Use: ABCD
   Black Headband = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Thin Eyebrows = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Yellow Sunglasses = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Orange Sunglasses = 4000G   Use: ABCD
   Slim Sunglasses = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Pink Sunglasses = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Contacts = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   *Upper Body*
   Black Leather Choker = 1000G   Use: ABD
   Red Sports Vest = 5000G   Use: A
   Red Mesh T-Shirt = 2000G   Use: A
   Black Mesh T-Shirt = 2000G   Use: A
   Red 3/4 Shirt = 9000G   Use: B
   Gray Formal Vest = 12000G   Use: C
   White Formal Vest = 12000G   Use: C
   Black NBR T-Shirt = 3000G   Use: A
   Blue String Vest = 18000G   Use: C
   Red Workout Wear = 23000G   Use: D
   Gray Workout Wear = 15000G   Use: D
   Yellow Workout Wear = 15000G   Use: D
   Brown Camo Vest = 8000G   Use: A
   Gray NBR T-Shirt = 3000G   Use: A
   White Feather Shirt = 14000G   Use: B
   Brown String Vest = 18000G   Use: C
   Teal Workout Wear = 23000G   Use: D
   Orange Sports Vest = 23000G   Use: A
   Moss Mesh T-Shirt = 3000G   Use: A
   Mint 3/4 Shirt = 23000G   Use: B
   Green Formal Vest = 23000G   Use: C
   Orange Workout Wear = 14000G   Use: D
   Yellow Camo Vest = 23000G   Use: A
   Brown NBR T-Shirt = 3000G   Use: A
   Purple Feather Shirt = 14000G   Use: B
   Yellow String Vest = 14000G   Use: C
   Purple Workout Wear = 14000G   Use: D
   Silver Bracelet = 1000G   Use: ABD
   Black Leather Band = 10000G   Use: AB
   Gold Chain Bracelet = 5000G   Use: ABD
   Green NBR Wristbands = 1000G   Use: A
   Gray NBR Wristbands = 1000G   Use: A
   *Lower Body*
   Green Light Plate = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Dark Blue Shorts = 3000G   Use: A
   Black Shorts = 3000G   Use: A
   Moss Waist Bag = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Khaki Scissors Bag = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Light Brown Slacks = 8000G   Use: C
   Black Slacks = 8000G   Use: C
   White High Tops = 1000G   Use: A
   Black Sting Slacks = 12000G   Use: C
   Tan Leather Shoes = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Workout Pants = 15000G   Use: D
   Gray Workout Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Moss Green Sneakers = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Yellow Workout Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Wine Red Shorts = 3000G   Use: A
   Gray Shorts = 3000G   Use: A
   Gray and White Pants = 9000G   Use: B
   Beige Sting Slacks = 12000G   Use: C
   Teal Workout Pants = 15000G   Use: D
   Green Shorts = 15000G   Use: A
   Khaki Casual Pants = 15000G   Use: B
   Green Slacks = 15000G   Use: C
   Orange Workout Pants = 9000G   Use: D
   Yellow Shorts = 15000G   Use: A
   Blue and White Pants = 9000G   Use: B
   Ochre Sting Slacks = 9000G   Use: C
   Purple Workout Pants = 9000G   Use: D
-  Personal Opinion -

-'s basically my take on Lion:

   Well if you're the type that loves to cheese your way out of matches, then
   look no further for your character.  Lion offers up some of the sneakiest
   moves that I've ever seen from a fighting character in any game.  First off
   you have a blazing speed advantage with him, which works extremely well with
   the kind of moves that you'll be performing with him.  Secondly he has a
   tight game of making you guess where he'll strike.  What sometimes may look
   like he's about to go for a high attack to the head, it turns out that he
   is really aiming for your legs with a low attack.  It's more annoying trying
   to figure out how to put up a solid defense against this guy, than it is
   trying to learn how to use him.  Lion can be summed up as a middle tier
   character that you'd want to use.  Give yourself some time to learn alittle
   bit of the game, and get a feel for it before moving on to Lion.  This is
   because his style, while relatively simple in theory, requires you to set up
   opponents more so for deep combo punishment rather than going on blitz
   offensives.  Now you can easily enough go for blitz's with Lion, but the
   majority of them will be low attacks that have great range.  The down side
   you ask?  Well people will eventually catch on to the low game that you're
   playing and then you're screwed if you don't have anything else that you
   can do in terms of being flexible with him.  Lion does offer up a nice set
   countering that does help him to lead into his better combos and big damage
   pay outs, but once's all a matter of being patient with him.  It
   can be easy to get overly excited with Lion since his character is all about
   speed and quick attacks, making yourself cocky enough to want to lash out
   alot at opponents.  But this is a newb's mistake.  Like I said, Lion is best
   handled by players after they've put some time into the game to learn it
   alittle bit and get a feel for things.  If you can master using Lion to
   luring opponents to doing what you want them to do when you want them to do
   it, then people will soon start to hate you like it isn't even funny.  Use
   his low attacks sparringly to say the least so you don't show a pattern that
   your opponents can use against you.  Lion isn't built to take a huge beating
   ya know!  All in all though, if you want to use a smart alecky, fast-paced,
   stylish, and dangerous character, then you've got that and more in Lion!

(User Character Tactics)

   Ahhhh....the final chapter of this glorious guide of think I
   finally made it this far.  This part though isn't written entirely by me...
   This part is written by all of you!  That's matter what I say or
   do to tell you things about characters or explaining their ins and outs,
   everyone has their own style and their own way doing things with each
   character.  In that respect I give to all of you this section.  E-mail in
   your tips, tricks, and fighting techs that you find to be useful for the
   given character in the given situation you're in.  The only way this
   section can get bigger, is by all of you, so flood my e-mail box ok!  I know
   it's at the top, but for convienence my e-mail is:

   I will give full credit to you that send in your tips and tricks, so be a pal
   and help out those around you by contributing to this guide!

   * Lion *


-  First and foremost I give credit to Sega for coming out with one kick ass
   fighter.  I've never been so jaw dropped before by a fighting game with all
   that it shows off.  I'm still going strong with it, so I think I'm now
   turning into a Virtua Fighter fan!  Way to go Sega, by making an addictive
   game like this!

-  Secondly I'd like to give creds to all of those out there that asked for me
   to come back and make more walkthroughs.  You have no clue how much I missed
   doing these, and just because I'm in the Marines, doesn't mean I have to 
   retire from walkthrough writing!  Thank you for all the support and e-mails
   that all of you have sent telling me how good my past walkthroughs were and
   that you all wanted to see more.  Without the support, I think the drive and
   the love for walkthrough writing would of left me a long time ago.

-  If there's anything that you wish to add or correct in my walkthrough, then
   by all means, shoot me an e-mail at  I'll take
   your comments and concerns seriously and get back to you as fast as I can.
   You will be given the proper credit as well for contributing to my guide.

   Thanks again, and I'll sees yas all later!

   Alex "Joker" Hall
   Sanctuary Remix