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Syaoran Li
Syaoran Li as he appears in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle.
Series: Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
English Name: Syaoran Li
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Birthday: April 1
Other names: Brat


Little doggy/puppy

Relations: Sakura Li (Wife,Deceased)

Tsubasa Li (Son, Original Form)

The 101 Kinomotos (Sons,Deceased)

Fujitaka (Adoptive Father)

Residence: Clow Country

Hong Kong

Current status: Disappeared
Powers: Highly Skilled Martial Artist

Expert Archeologist Skilled Swordsman Use of Magic, Spells, Barriers, and Detection

First Appearance: TRC Manga: Chapter 1

TRC Anime; Episode 1

xxxHolic Manga: Chapter 8

Last appearance: TRC Manga: Chapter 232
English voice actor: Jason Liebrecht
Japanese voice actor: Miyu Irino
Korean voice actor: {{{koreanvoice}}}

Syaoran Li is the initial protagonist in CLAMP's fictional, crossover manga series Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and the anime, Tsubasa Chronicle. He also appears as a guest character in xxxHOLiC and its anime adaptation.

Syaoran is the adoptive son of Fujitaka, an archeologist interested in the ruins of Clow Country. About mid-way through the series, it is revealed he is the clone and paradox father of the 'real' Syaoran Li. Created by Wei Wong Reed, he was made for the purpose of collecting Princess Sakura's feathers.


Syaoran Li se ve exactamente como el otro Syaoran (Tsubasa Li) a excepción de que uno de sus ojos es de un color diferente al otro.


Unlike Syaoran Li from Cardcaptor Sakura who is dour, surly and rude at first and he is open, friendly and clearly in with Princess Sakura.


Fighting Skills Edit

At the start of the series, Syaoran's fighting skills are mainly the use of devastating kicks taught by Seishirō. As Syaoran was blind in his right eye (owing to Tsubasa placing his own left eye within him), he reacted instinctively to attacks coming from his right side better than he could his left, which Syaoran still relied on his sight for. Kurogane taught Syaoran how to use a sword, and during this training helped Syaoran develop his perception to attack from both sides.

Once the seal on his right eye breaks, Syaoran's fighting technique becomes more brutal. His skill develops to such a level that he is able to hold his own against his originator on three separate occasions.

After his reincarnation, Syaoran passes on a lot of his knowledge in fighting techniques, learned due to his connection to the Li family, to his son, Tsubasa.

Magic Edit

In spite of being a clone of Tsubasa, Syaoran did not have any magic to begin with. After the seal on his right eye broke, he stole Fay's magic by eating his left eye. This allowed him to use the same offensive magic as Fay. As Syaoran had only taken one of Fay's eyes, the eye that allows his magic to grow stronger, Syaoran's magic continued to grow stronger the more he used it, even surpassing the strength of his originator towards the end.

After Syaoran is reincarnated, he is born into the Li family in a new world. Having been born into a family with blood ties to Clow Reed, Syaoran naturally possessed magic, which would be passed to his son (and ironically, his originator), Tsubasa. He taught Tsubasa how to use the magic, although he has never been seen using this magic himself.

As well as this, owing to Clow paying for his reincarnation, Syaoran is able to use Clow's magic circle.


As a child, Syaoran often feels he is a burden to others because of his inferiority and is constantly concerned about worrying his father or upsetting Sakura when he hurts himself. He's more concerned with the medical bills that his father has to pay instead of the pain he has from an injury. He also tries to unsuccessfully hide his injuries from Sakura, preferring to bear the pain instead of making her sad. Even later in the journey Syaoran hides his true feelings because he doesn’t want to trouble others or make them sad.

Despite this Syaoran is generally known for his very kind but passionate disposition. He’s portrayed as rather shy, innocent, and open, despite his past and his straightforward approach to situations. Because of this it’s a gag-shock to the group when he suggests something that’s ordinarily deemed as morally ‘bad.’ Such as lying or stealing to obtain the feathers. Like Syaoran Li and “Syaoran” Li, his seriousness is often the mark of his personality.

When the seal on his right eye breaks, Syaoran's personality changes from kindhearted and cheerful to cold and indifferent. He only cares about collecting feathers and will do whatever it takes to get them, including injuring those who care for him. Kakyō and Seishirō both comment that he ignores pain of the body and the heart in order to achieve his goal, making him impossibly strong but horribly ruthless. He is thereafter depicted as an emotionless figure covered in blood while he stands in the devastating aftermath of the worlds he effortlessly destroys for feathers.

After Sakura's death Syaoran regains a heart and his affection for her. Though no longer able to feel any body pain, he acts as a shadow of his former heart in his actions and words. After severely injuring his body by sacrificing himself to protect "Syaoran" Li, he apologizes to everyone and thanks them before his body shatters and disappears.

At the beginning of the series, Syaoran has no magical powers but he later gains the power to use magic by eating Fay D. Fluorite's left eye. Syaoran combines the power of his fighting skills with Hien and Fay's magic to destroy worlds in his pursuit of feathers. As with Fay, each time he uses the magic his power increases. When Syaoran returns the magic to his companion, Fay comments that he took good care of it, even under the circumstances that it was being used.


Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLEEdit

In Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Syaoran is an archaeologist who is excavating ruins in the country of Clow. When his childhood friend, Princess Sakura, visits the ruins with him one day her body triggers a chain of mysterious events that lead to a desperate situation. To save Sakura he must pay the price of "their relationship" in order to cross through worlds and collect her memories.

The Revelation Edit

These desires come to a complete stop when the magical seal in his right eye breaks. It’s revealed that Syaoran is actually a clone of Tsubasa Li, and was created by Fei Wang Reed in order to collect Princess Sakura’s feathers. The seal on his eye also contained a piece of Tsubasa’s heart but the exact impact this heart had on Syaoran isn’t entirely clear yet.

Although Tsubasa tells him “the reason you consider that Sakura most precious to you doesn’t come from my heart, it comes from you!”[3] Syaoran loses that part of himself completely in exchange for his desire to collect feathers. Kakyō and Seishirō both comment that he ignores “pain of the body and the heart”[4] in order to achieve his goal. This, along with the magical eye he steals from Fay D. Flourite, makes Syaoran impossibly strong but horribly ruthless. After he ignores Sakura’s heartbreaking pleas of not leaving, Syaoran is depicted as an emotionless figure covered in blood while he stands in the devasting aftermath of the worlds he effortlessly destroys for feathers.

While searching for feathers in the Dream World Syaoran impales Sakura with his sword but his body refuses to kill her completely because of his body memories. He aims to kill Tsubasa for the feathers instead but Sakura throws herself directly in the line of both their swords, resulting in Syaoran inadvertently stabbing her through the heart.

Syaoran screams in agony, clutching a Sakura petal that was left behind after Sakura's body disintegrated.

Disappearance and rebirth Edit

The Clone, seemingly on the orders of Fei Wong, returns to Clow Country, encountering the group, however it is unknown whether he will aid or attack the group. In the ensuing battle, the Clone counters all of Tsubasa's attempted attacks. Tsubasa asks whether what Sakura said to him had any effect, but the Clone does not answer. Fai and Kurogane observe that the Clone must have used his magic more since Nihon, since his power seemingly surpasses Tsubasa's.

The Clone apparently gravely injures Tsubasa (the frame is obscured, making it difficult to determine whether the Clone stabbed himself, or the Original), before blasting Fai, Kurogane, and all of Fei Wong's men. Fei Wong also detects that Fai no longer has magic. The Clone whispers something in Tsubasa's ear before dragging Tsubasa's body with him toward Fei Wong. Tsubasa is revealed to have been faking being dead to be close enough to Fei Wong to stab him using Hien. As Fei Wong attempts to retaliate, the Clone intercepts and is impaled himself by Fei Wong's blade. The Clone then casts magic that begins to make the entire cave collapse. Tsubasa asks why he had done what he had, and the Clone simply replies "I wanted to hear the rest" (regarding what Sakura failed to tell him before she died). He removes Fai's eye and apologises to everyone (including an absent Sakura) before disintegrating in Tsubasa's arms - effectively dying the same person that he started out as, and not as a soulless copy[8].

It was revealed, however, that Syaoran had not died, but simply disappeared. His body was moved by Yuuko into the dream world. Yuuko tells Syaoran that she also transferred Sakura's soul into the Dream World. Yuuko then asks Syaoran to make a choice on whether he and Sakura are revived. When Syaoran asks the price, Yuuko replies that a price for Syaoran is not necessary. Yuuko remarks that the rebirth will not be the same as general reincarnation, and that he and Sakura will retain their memories. Syaoran and Sakura confess their love as Yuuko and Clow grant their wish to be reborn. Syaoran is reincarneted into the Li line in another world, and meets up with Sakura in Hong Kong. The two would later marry, and in a bizzare twist, would become parents to Tsubasa Li.

Syaoran taught his son about hitsuzen and also entrusted his sword and name to his son before sending "Syaoran" off to Clow Country. Interestingly enough, Syaoran's face is not entirely seen. Kimihiro Watanuki was created by Tsubasa's choice to reverse time to save Princess Tsubasa. Fei Wong Reed remarks that Watanuki's creation will bring suffering to Sakura and Syaoran. This revelation was thought to mean both Sakura and Syaoran are dead, but this was retconned later on after Yuko implied they were both still alive. This was confirmed by the fortune teller in xxxHolic 170, when she said that she had made a mistake and that Sakura and Syaoran had merely 'gone to another world' rather than 'passed into the afterlife' like she said. She was about to tell Watanuki this but Yuko answered her call instead.

Sakura and Syaoran's current location is finally revealed. They used their own power to rewind time to help their sons, and in doing so, were trapped in another world and unable to touch each other. This "other world" is the glass tube seen in Yuuko's shop (given to Yuuko by Toya and Yukito). At the end of this chapter, Yuuko breaks the glass tube and frees Sakura and Syaoran, who then appear beside Princess Tsubasa and Tsubasa Li. Sakura and Syaoran use their own power to try to "clean" the feathers of the various worlds they had been to, thus breaking Fei Wong's plan. Mokona remarks that the two are dressed exactly the same as their son and Princess Sakura. A furious Fei Wong then attacks the pair. After learning the truth about the fate of the Clones, and of the death of Yuuko, Fei Wong seals Syaoran and Sakura inside the tube for a second time, vowing to kill them both once he finds the witch. However, both Tsubasa and Princess Tsubasa take hold of them, also being dragged inside the tube.

After the two Sakuras break themselves out of the tube, Syaoran and Tsubasa are dragged into an oblivion where their powers do not work. Fei Wong had remarked that this was the price Tsubasa must pay for his wish, but Syaoran was dragged in as well because he too is "Syaoran". Watanuki appears and explains that he realises he too is a form of "Syaoran". Syaoran then disintegrates into a feather (as his maker, Fei Wong, is dead), telling Tsubasa and Watanuki to escape. Because Syaoran was phased out of existence, Syaoran no longer appears in the photo of Tsubasa/Watanuki and his parents.

The feather is absorbed by Tsubasa, who vows to find a way to bring his father's soul back into a living body.



Sakura LiEdit

Syaoran and Sakura are both in love with each other romantically and though Sakura is on the verge of confessing, Syaoran seems embarrassed at her wish to be called "Sakura" instead of "Princess" and he tells himself it's wrong to be in love with a Princess. He even turns down Sakura's offer to live in the castle with her after Fujitaka dies, because he said only people with royal blood should live there.

Fai D. FlouriteEdit


Tsubasa LiEdit