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Leon Scott Kennedy
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Gender Male
Role Rookie Police Officer
Nationality American
DLC Resident Evil™
Voice Actor Riley McShane (The Monster Factory)

Leon Scott Kennedy is one of 31 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced as one of two Survivors of CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil™, a Chapter DLC released on 15 June 2021.

He originates from the video game franchise Resident Evil, specifically the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2.


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Quotes left.png Leon Kennedy might be a Rookie, but during that one fateful night, he faced an entire lifetime of horror and brutality. At once resilient and resourceful, Leon is adaptable above all, whether crafting makeshift weaponry or retracing his steps through labyrinthine hallways. Quotes right.png

Leon Scott Kennedy is a rookie police officer who went beyond the call of duty during the outbreak in Raccoon City.

His personal Perks, Bite the BulletIconPerks biteTheBullet.png, FlashbangIconPerks flashbang.png, and Rookie SpiritIconPerks rookieSpirit.png, allow him to ignore pain, disorient the Killer, and track objectives being lost.


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Having faced hordes of zombies on his first day as a police officer, Leon S. Kennedy had to learn the job quickly.
Investigating the biohazard that had ravaged Racoon City, Leon infiltrated an abandoned Umbrella Corporation laboratory where a sudden and unexpected black fog led him astray.


Unique Perks

Leon comes with 3 Perks IconHelp perks.png that are unique to him:

Bite the Bullet Bite the Bullet
Pain hurts you as much as anyone, but you would prefer others do not know that.

When healing yourself or another SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png, Grunts of Pain and all noises related to the Healing action are suppressed:

"I can do this." — Leon Scott Kennedy
Flashbang Flashbang
You have adapted to a world in chaos and making what you can from the debris.

After repairing GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generators.png for a total of 70/60/50 %, Flashbang activates:

The Flashbang is left behind when escaping the Trial.

"Get outta my face!" — Leon Scott Kennedy
Rookie Spirit Rookie Spirit
You keep a careful eye on objectives when they are slipping away.

While repairing GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generators.png, complete 5'/4/3 ' Good or Great Skill ChecksIconHelp skillChecks.png to activate Rookie Spirit for the remainder of the Trial:

  • Once active, the AurasIconHelp auras.png of any regressing Generators are revealed to you.
"I'll stop this, lieutenant. I promise." — Leon Scott Kennedy

Teachable Perks

Progressing through Leon's BloodwebIconHelp bloodweb.png will spawn their Teachable Variant at specific Levels:

  • Level 30: Bite the Bullet Teachable biteTheBullet.png
  • Level 35: Flashbang Teachable flashbang.png
  • Level 40: Rookie Spirit Teachable rookieSpirit.png

Obtaining the Teachable Perks will unlock them to spawn in the Bloodwebs of all other Survivors.


Main article: Achievements

There is 1 Achievement related to Leon:

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Adept Leon}}
Adept Leon Escape with Leon Scott Kennedy using only his Unique Perks: Bite the Bullet IconPerks biteTheBullet.png, Flashbang IconPerks flashbang.png & Rookie Spirit IconPerks rookieSpirit.png.

Cosmetic Options

Players can choose from a variety of Cosmetic options to customise Leon:

Base Cosmetics


Icon Name Body Rarity Description
S27 Head01.png Leon Scott Kennedy CategoryIcon head.png Common Seeking those responsible for the destruction of Raccoon City, he traveled to Europe to find the Umbrella Corporation's Headquarters.
S27 Torso01.png R.P.D. Uniform CategoryIcon torso.png Common Ballistic vest and undershirt with the initials of the city he vowed to serve and protect.
S27 Legs01.png Armored Cargo Pants CategoryIcon legs.png Common A flexible pair of cargo pants that remain dependable even under extreme conditions.


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
S27 Head01 P01.png After-Battle Leon S. Kennedy CategoryIcon head.png Rare To find answers for the bloodbath that occurred in Raccoon City, he traveled to Europe to find the Umbrella Corporation's Headquarters. 3rd Prestige Reward
S27 Torso01 P01.png Carnage R.P.D. Uniform CategoryIcon torso.png Rare Blood-sprayed vest and undershirt with the initials of the city he vowed to serve and protect. 1st Prestige Reward
S27 Legs01 P01.png Gory Cargo Pants CategoryIcon legs.png Rare Blood-soaked pair of cargo pants that remain dependable even under extreme carnage. 2nd Prestige Reward

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CategoryIcon outfits.png Outfits

Linked Cosmetics IconHelp cosmetic sets small.png: click on the icon in the table below to see the individual parts of a Cosmetic Set and their descriptions.
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S27 outfit 006.png Persistent Investigator

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Very Rare Hellbent on finding those responsible for the destruction of Raccoon City, he puts his life on the line to find Umbrella Corporation's Headquarters. One-piece Outfit Resident Evil
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15 June 2021
S27 outfit 02.png Chris Redfield

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Legendary Previously a gifted pilot in the Air Force, Chris Redfield joined the S.T.A.R.S.'s Alpha Team as a point man and found new challenges to overcome. One-piece Outfit Resident Evil
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15 June 2021

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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price Release Date
[[File:|100px]] Bad Tidings Rare Bleeding and struggling to remain conscious, Leon grabbed the first thing his hands landed on, a festive sweater. No Outfit Ugly Sweaters
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9 December 2021

Alternate Character Models

Leon has 1 alternate Character model available in the in-game Store:


Main Article: Downloadable Content

Leon is part of 1 DLC:


  • Leon and Jill Valentine are tied for the Survivor with the most in-game quotes by themselves, each having five in total.
  • Leon was the second blue-eyed male Survivor.
  • Similarly to the Resident Evil franchise, Leon's hair colour varies a lot in Dead by Daylight and official promotional material.
    In-game, his hair is gold-blond, whereas in promotional materials, he is shown to have light brown hair.
  • Leon's Persistent Investigator outfit is based on his appearance in Resident Evil 4.


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png
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S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Feng Min SurvivorFeng.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavid.png
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S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorTapp.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png
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S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
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S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.png S22 charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason SurvivorCheryl.png S23 charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter SurvivorFelix.png S24 charSelect portrait.png Élodie Rakoto SurvivorElodie.png S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
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S26 charSelect portrait.png Jill Valentine SurvivorJill.png S27 charSelect portrait.png Leon Scott Kennedy SurvivorLeon.png S28 charSelect portrait.png Mikaela Reid SurvivorMikaela.png S29 charSelect portrait.png Jonah Vasquez SurvivorJonah.png S30 charSelect portrait.png Yoichi Asakawa SurvivorYoichi.png
S31 charSelect portrait.png Haddie Kaur SurvivorHaddie.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
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K01 charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png K02 charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png K03 charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png K04 charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png K05 charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png
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K06 charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png K07 charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png K08 charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png K09 charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png K10 charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
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K11 charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png K12 charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png K13 charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png K14 charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png K15 charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
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K16 charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png K17 charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png K18 charSelect portrait.png Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png K19 charSelect portrait.png Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png K20 charSelect portrait.png Pyramid Head - The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png
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K21 charSelect portrait.png Talbot Grimes - The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png K22 charSelect portrait.png Charlotte & Victor Deshayes - The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png K23 charSelect portrait.png Ji-Woon Hak - The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png K24 charSelect portrait.png Nemesis T-Type - The Nemesis Nemesis T-Type}} K25 charSelect portrait.png Elliot Spencer - The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite.png
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K26 charSelect portrait.png Carmina Mora - The Artist IconHelpLoading artist.png K27 charSelect portrait.png Sadako Yamamura - The Onryō IconHelpLoading onryo.png K28 charSelect portrait.png The Dredge IconHelpLoading dredge.png
K25 Chatterer charSelect portrait.png The Chatterer S27 Chris charSelect portrait.png Chris Redfield S26 Claire charSelect portrait.png Claire Redfield S22 Cybil charSelect portrait.png Cybil Bennett S22 James charSelect portrait.png James Sunderland S19 Jonathan charSelect portrait.png Jonathan Byers
S22 Lisa charSelect portrait.png Lisa Garland K07 Look-See charSelect portrait.png The Look-See K08 Mordeo charSelect portrait.png The Mordeo
K08 Baba Yaga charSelect portrait.png The Baba Yaga K21 Ferryman charSelect portrait.png The Ferryman K01 Krampus charSelect portrait.png The Krampus K18 Minotaur charSelect portrait.png The Minotaur
S22 Alessa charSelect portrait.png Alessa Gillespie K06 Birch charSelect portrait.png The Birch K23 GodOfDesire charSelect portrait.png The God of Desire K27 RottenRemains charSelect portrait.png The Rotten Remains
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
The Smasher The Teacher