Leone is one of the main characters from the Akame ga Kill anime and manga.
The first member of Night Raid Tatsumi encounters. She approaches Tatsumi with promises to get him easily commissioned within the military only to scam him out of free alcohol and all of his money. Ironically, her encounter with him is what causes him to meet the nobles who were their targets at the time. When she witnesses Tatsumi's ruthless kill of the last noble, she notices his potential and decides to recruit him. Her reason for joining the Night Raid is simply for the fact that she likes to fight and what better outlet for her abilities than to rid the Empire of their evils.
In the AWA fics, Leone is amongs the people who was given a second chance to live again at ZeroTopia. Leone is a student at the AWA Academy and is part of Class 8.
In the XP4 fics, Leone is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of Night Raid. She also attends Vanguard Academy as a student.
Leone is a young woman with short blonde hair with two long tufts that frame the sides of her head and golden eyes. She wears a revealing outfit with a black tube top, detachable sleeves, pants, boots and a scarf around her neck.
When she transformed, her hair becomes longer and she gains lion ears, tail and claws. When her teigu, Lionel, fused with her, her hair becomes longer, and ears a bit bigger, she also sports out lionlike feet and many areas of her body are covered with fur, overall having a more beast-like appearance.
She has a very relaxed, upbeat, and cheerful personality, and tends to display a lack of ladylike manners, often seen shoving Tatsumiinto her breasts, putting her feet on the table, or consuming large amounts of sake. She serves as a sort of big sister figure to Tatsumi and younger members in Night Raid, often referring to herself as "onee-san". Despite the morally dodgy nature that she sometimes displayed, Leone is not one to tolerate injustice, and can be especially vicious to those who commit the vilest of acts. She also enjoys fighting her enemies a lot, as said by Najenda who told her that she needs to change that habit.
Leone possessed a Teigu in the form of a belt, named Lionel. When activated, it enhanced her speed, reflexes, strength, and regeneration, as well as giving her animal-like characteristics. She was also a skilled spy and manipulator, occasionally using her skills to swindle people out of their money, as seen with Tatsumi. Leone was also a very skilled hand-to-hand combatant, using such to fight her enemies, and has managed to fight even the most skilled enemies on even ground, although she usually killed them rather quickly.
She stated herself that she preferred sneak attacks to kill her enemies before they could react. Considering this and the fact that she was shown to infiltrate different areas on multiple occasions, it was implied she was incredibly skillful at stealth. She is a valuable member of Night Raid and had shown to be quite powerful. She was able to kill 3 men with a single kick as well as killing a large Danger-Beast with a single blow.
Once using Lionel's transformation, it was shown that Leone became a deadly fighter. She was shown to easily keep up with Tatsumi while he used Incursio's armor, as they killed several Danger Beasts together as a training method. Lionel has enhanced Leone to inhuman durability, during a fight with General Budo where she was struck down with powerful thunderbolts, she was able to move after a few moments.
Also, she seemed to have a sixth sense, being aware of danger beforehand, as shown when Night Raid was attacked by Dr. Stylish. An assassin had used a sneak attack on her, attempting to kill her with knife before she could react, but she was able to catch the knife in her mouth instead.
Lionelle also gave Leone an impressive regenerative ability. During her battles, Leone had lost both an arm and one of her breasts but was able to regenerate them. However, the regeneration is not instant, and takes a very long time to finish.
- It seems that using Lionelle has affected some of her personality traits, even when it is not activated. For example, she literally marked Tatsumi as hers, showing territoriality. At the end of the manga, Lionel has also mutated Leone's physical body to keep her alive and made her more lion-like in appearance.
- Leone herself said that she loves to use sneak attacks, but hates being a victim of them.
- Her measurements were 90-57-86.
- Leone was the only member of Night Raid who isn't known as a member by the Empire.
- Her original design varies quite a bit from the current one:
- Her hair is brown in the original.
- She is missing her long bangs.
- She has much longer claws in her Teigu form.