Xuelan is a well-endowed young woman of Chinese descent with shoulder-length black hair and blue-green eyes. Her hair has two Chinese-style buns on both sides of her head, while the front features bangs that form a slight V-shape across her forehead.
Her outfit consists of a navy blue qipao with gold accents, a white sash around her stomach, and black, low-heeled shoes. The qipao is open at the chest area, giving view to Xuelan's breasts and cleavage. She also wears black armguards over her forearms. She does not wear any undergarments.
Like the other members of Riser's peerage, Xuelan is loyal to Riser and carries out the orders given by him without question.
Not much is known about Xuelan, other than at some point before the series, she was reincarnated as a Devil by Riser as his Rook.
Xuelan first appears in Volume 2 at the Occult Research Club, when Riser introduced his peerage to Rias after the two of them decided to have a Rating Game. During the Rating Game, Xuelan fought against Koneko in the replicated gymnasium. Although she quickly gained the upper hand in terms of fighting style, she lost to the latter after being hit with a series of direct hits and was finally taken out of the fight when Akeno destroyed the building with her inside it.
Powers & Abilities
Demonic Power: As a Devil, Xuelan has all the common skills and powers of one.
- Fire: Xuelan can use her demonic powers to produce fire from her hands and speed, which strengthens her attacks.
Enhanced Strength: According to Koneko, her power as a Rook is on par with a Queen.
Enhanced Durability: As a Rook, Xuelan has enhanced durability.
Enhanced Speed: Despite being a Rook, Xuelan is noted to be capable of moving and attacking using high speed.
Expert Martial Artist: Xuelan is noted to be rather adept at using Kung Fu as her fighting style, making full use of punches and kicks. She improved her skills to the point of being capable of fighting against Koneko who started using her nekomata powers and ki for a time during their rematch.
Flight: As a Devil, Xuelan is capable of flight using her wings.
Rook Piece (戦車の駒, Sensha no koma): Xuelan was reincarnated using the Rook Piece, which grants her enhanced offense and defense.
- Xuelan bears a close resemblance to Chun-Li from the Street Fighter series. Her kick-based fighting style is also a homage to the latter.
- Xuelan's name (雪蘭) translates to "Snow Orchid" in Japanese. The word "φοῖνιξ" 'phoînix' meant variably "Phoenician person", "Tyrian purple, crimson" or "date palm." The orchid family and the date palm both belong to the third clade of plants known as monocots. Monocots include about 60,000 species (more than 20,000 of them being orchids) out of all the 320,000 known species of plants.
- Xuelan's name contains the kanji (雪) for snow ("Yuki") and Riser has set his sights on recruiting the younger sister of Christie, who is a Yuki-onna.
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