Lee (ライ・チェン Rai Chen) is a character in the Original Series, consisting of Beyblade and Beyblade: G-Revolution. He is the leader of the White Tigers which was then later renamed White Tiger X. His Bit-Beast and Beyblade is Galeon.
Lee is a fierce competitor in the Beyblade series. He holds grudges for years and uses that as his advantage in battle. He is well respected and in turn respects his village and its people. He also perfected all the White Tigers attacks. He believed that mastering what attacks are known is better then learning new stuff, contradicting Ray's own views on learning new ones that he would eventually bring back to the village.
Even though Lee wanted revenge on Ray, he still held his honor. This is shown when Lee gets exceedingly angry with Kevin when he tries unsuccessfully to steal a floppy disk with the Bladebreaker's data on it. Lee claims that Kevin's actions of stealing shames and dishonors the White Tigers. As a result, he confiscates Kevin's Galman.
In G-Revolution, his fiery rage dies down and he becomes a strong and focused blading partner of Ray's. However because he is an emotional character, it sometimes leads him to lose his cool and even break down.
Lee's Beyblade is Galeon. It is a black speed based beyblade.
Lee's next beyblade would be Galeon 2, a similar blade with green designs which was later upgraded to Galeon G. Galeon G is basically Galeon 2 with an engine gear. Lee's bit-beast is Galeon a black lion with the abilities of lightning. His special attacks are Dark Thunder and Spiral Lightning.
In the HMS era of the manga, he has a Galeon MS beyblade. The AR is much the same as the one from Galeon 2 and it looks like it has a semi flat running core.
Lee was born in a secluded mountain village community in China, and is the older brother of Mariah. Because their home was isolated from society in general, it did not possess modern technologies such as computers or cell phones. As such, Lee spent time with his best friend Ray Kon, his other friends Gary and Kevin as well as his sister. The group often practiced Beyblading, alongside doing chores around the town.
Eventually, the group came together as the White Tigers, planning to one day become the greatest beybladers on Earth. He aimed to gain the power of the White Tiger, but the village elder, who was also his grandfather, handed it down to Ray Kon, his best friend, instead. This started the grudge which was fueled further when Ray left the village. After Ray's departure, Lee became the leader of the White Tigers.
Lee holds a grudge with Ray, who left the White Tigers in order to travel the world and learn new blading techniques, as well as improve upon the ones he already has.
Lee saw this as a betrayal, and since he was Ray's best friend, it hit him especially hard. Lee intends to take Driger away from Ray, because he feels that Ray is a traitor, and that he (Lee) should be the one to wield the White Tiger.
In the final match in the Asian tournament with Ray, Ray defeats him and the two make up, though their relationship is still very shaky. After the Asian tournament, their village undergoes many changes, including the elders allowing the White Tigers to leave and explore the world.
When the finals of the World Tournament were about to start, Lee and the White Tigers are invited for an exhibition match. Upon meeting the All Starz, they have a friendly match, with the final battle between Lee and Michael ending in a tie.
In the match against the Demolition Boys, Lee faces Kai (who had defected from the Bladebreakers) and his Black Dranzer. Lee is defeated and Galeon is taken from him, though he eventually gets Galeon back when Tyson defeats Tala in the final battle.
In Beyblade: G-Revolution, Lee becomes Ray's blading partner when Ray leaves the Bladebreakers and becomes the leader of White Tiger X.
In their first match of the tournament, he and Ray face Lee the BBA revolution (Tyson and Daichi) and defeat them, NOTE: Lee has the pleasure of eliminating Tyson.
In their next match Lee clearly had the lead against Miguel but Miguel blinded Lee and knocked Galeon out of the stadium, winning the match.
Lee later faced two mysterious circus bladers who easily defeated him, he soon found out they were F-Dynasty. In their match up with F-Dynasty, Lee has a mental breakdown and his beyblade starts going completely out of control. Ray is forced to put Lee into submission, costing them the match. Their next match would be against the PPB All Starz Max and Rick which would end up being a four way battle royal. In the end, Lee came out as the winner.
In Lee's final match of the tournament, he was easily defeated by Tala, then Ray was defeated by Kai, eliminating them from the tournament. Lee was next scene in the tournament exhibition battle royale, in which he was eliminated by Mariah with the help of Rick.
Lee would be seen in many other scenes but he would next battle against Mystel from the BEGA League, whom he was easily defeated by. Although Lee was in disbelief over Ray wanting to leave with Mystel to learn more about BEGA, he and rest of the team understand Ray's choice and let him go. It's then assumed that Lee resumed leadership of the team since Ray rejoined the BBA Revolution.
Lee eventually joined in helping the newly reunited BBA Revolution (now renamed the G Revolutions) train for the battle against BEGA.
Finally, Lee helped Rick fight off Ming-Ming and Crusher but battled to no avail, Tyson interrupting their battle.
|Tyson Granger||Episode 17||Win|
|Tyson Granger||Episode 17||Loss|
|Tyson Granger||Episode 17||Draw|
|Ray Kon||Episode 17||Loss|
|Michael Summers||Episode 41||Draw|
|Kai Hiwatari||Episode 44||Loss|
|Ray Kon||Episode 04||Lose|
|Tyson and Daichi (tag w/ Ray)||Episode 10||Win|
|Julia and Raul||Episode 15||Lose|
|Julia and Raul (tag w/ Ray)||Episode 15||Lose|
|Ray, Max and Rick||Episode 19||Win|
|Battle Royale||Episode 28||Lose|
|Ray Kon||Episode 40||Win|
|Crusher and Ming-Ming (tag w/ Rick)||Episode 50||No Outcome|
- "You dare to insult me?!"
- "It's my fault..." (G-Revolution Japanese Version)
- "You forgot about me did you? I'll make sure you never forget me again!"
- "It's good to see you, Tyson."
- "They've sent only one blader to fight? Now that's a real insult."
- "You've destroyed my partners' blades and now you will pay."
- "Ray's done a lot to make us proud. He's a world-class Beyblader. And judging here from the presence of the All Starz and the Majestics, he's made a lot of friends too."
- "I can't...watch a brother from my hometown suffer."
- "Lay off it you guys, alright? This is no time for an argument."
- "Rrrgh! Watch your lips, you two or I might just zip 'em for you!"
- "Give your head a shake! They'd do anything to make sure BEGA wins the battle!"
- "And if you know what's good for you, you'll get lost!"
It's possible that Lee's name in the original dub, "Rai", comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the word Lion, "Raion".
It also matched Ray's Japanese name of "Rei".
- In the first season, when Lee's stats are shown, is based on non-anime sources and was borrowed from his Beyblade Galeon boxart.