- "All right, I'm ready! Let's get this fight started!"
- — Leixia
Yan Leixia (イェン・レイシャ, Yen Reisha; Chinese: 燕蕾夏, Pinyin: Yān Lěixià) is a character in the Soul series who is making her debut appearance in Soulcalibur V. She is the strong-willed and cheerful daughter of Xianghua.
In Soulcalibur V's promotional material she is referred to as A Young Lady Longing for an Adventure.
Leixia launches her opponent into the air, and slashes him/her several times while jumping and whirling in a circular motion. After landing, she strikes a pose, surrounded by lotus petals.
- "Where Springs Not Fall"
- All right, I'm ready! Let's get this fight started!
- Let's find out who's stronger. It'll be great fun!
- Lord Maxi, please be easy on me!
- Justice will prevail! — Spoken after a successful "Critical Edge".
- Brace yourself!
- One more!
- Hate you!
- I'm on fire!
- Huhuhu... Sorry!
- Too easy!
- Go through!
- No Prey!
- 'Scuse me!
- Just kidding!
- This is it!
- Hold up!
- This is...for real!
- It hurts...
- And... go!
- Oh my gosh!
- Why?! - during Guard Burst.
- All right!
- I won't lose!
- You're kinder!
- I'm too good!
- Woah! So cool! - taunt.
- Heads up!
- Whoops! — Spoken during Ring Out
- Mother... I'm sorry... - spoken after losing a Time Out.
- Meanie! — Spoken after being defeated by Maxi.
- Uhuhu, Lord Maxi, you let me win, huh?
- You meet all sorts of interesting people outside the palace!
- Look out world... cause here comes Leixia!
- Aww... No fair! You got me all dirty!
- Before the release of her profile, many players assumed that Leixia is Kilik's daughter. The identity of her real father was met with mostly negative reactions from the community. However, Yoshi Utoh answered a question at Gamex regarding Kilik being definitely out as Leixia's father with "You'll find more in a month or so". (Not verbatim, source)(BITCH NO THEY DIDN'T like stop fucking lying <3) mommy Xianghua love you Leixia.
- Leixia is the second character in the series to debut at the age of 15. The first being Talim when she debuted in Soulcalibur II.
- At this point, Leixia is the only new character appearing in Soulcalibur V that has her entire closest family alive and well and is able to keep in touch with them.
- Leixia addresses Maxi as "Lord Maxi".
- Leixia was designed by Mari Shimazaki, the designer of Bayonetta.  Mari Shimazaki also designed the secondary costumes for Ivy and Tira in Soulcalibur V.
- Leixia's voice actor in English, Michelle Ruff, also voiced the illusion of Chai Xianglian created by Zasalamel, while fighting Kilik. Xianglian was Xianghua's sister and would be Leixia's aunt. Additionally, Michelle Ruff voiced Kamikirimusi, whose voice was available for female characters in the Character Creation mode for Soulcalibur IV.
- Leixia's Critical Edge resembles Amy's Scarlet Night move from Soul Calibur IV.
- While Leixia's outfit is mostly flower-themed, the tassels hanging from her chest feature stylized butterflies.( you dont even know her like that)
Leixia means 'Budding Summer' in Chinese.
- Daughter of Chai Xianghua and Ming Empire general Yan Wujin.
- Has a younger brother named Leixin.
- Niece of Chai Xianglian.
- Granddaughter of Chai Xiangfei and Kong Xiuqiang.
- Travels with Maxi, Natsu and Xiba
|Main characters in the Soul series|
|Aeon Calcos | Algol | Amy | Astaroth (Original, Mass Produced) | Cassandra | Cervantes | Charade | Dampierre | Edge Master | Hilde | Hwang | Ivy | Kilik | Leixia | Li Long | Maxi | Mitsurugi | Natsu | Necrid | Olcadan | Patroklos (α Patroklos) | Pyrrha (Pyrrha Ω) | Raphael | Rock | Seong Han-myeong | Seong Mi-na | Setsuka | Siegfried | Sophitia | Soul Calibur (Elysium) | Soul Edge (Inferno, Nightmare, Night Terror) | Taki | Talim | Tira | Viola | Voldo | Xianghua | Xiba | Yoshimitsu (First, Second) | Yun-seong | Zasalamel (Abyss) | Z.W.E.I.|