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This article is about the Counter Leone that came with the Beyblade: Metal Fusion video game. For the Legend version of Leone 145D, see Counter Leone 145D.

Counter Leone D125B is a Defense Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy and Hasbro as part of the Hybrid Wheel System. It was released by Takara Tomy bundled with the Metal Fight Beyblade: Gachinko Stadium Wii video game on November 19th, 2009.

It was later released a year later by Hasbro bundled with the standard Collector's Edition of the Beyblade: Metal Fusion Nintendo DS video game (North America) on November 12th, 2010, and the Beyblade: Metal Fusion - Battle Fortress Wii video game (Europe) on November 9th, 2010.

In the North American standard Collector's Edition of the Beyblade: Metal Fusion Nintendo DS video game, it is owned by Nemea, who is exclusive to the North American version of the game.

Face Bolt - Counter Leone

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Main article: Face Bolt - Counter Leone

The Face Bolt depicts "Leo", one of the 88 constellations and the fifth astrological sign in the Zodiac. The letters "L", "E", "O" are featured below the lion, along with a star. Unlike Leone I, this variant displays the lion facing forwards rather than to the side. The Hasbro release is a Metal Face Bolt.

Energy Ring - Leone I

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Main article: Energy Ring - Leone I

Leone I is a round Energy Ring that consists of a six-segmented design with two repeating patterns: three segments have a smooth armor-like pattern, with the other three have a rougher design with gaps between small ridges. Leone I features camouflage stickers for its detailing. Its round shape gives it use in Defense and Stamina Combinations, which Leone I initially found success in.

The light weight of Fusion Wheels compared to Synchrome Combinations and their larger diameter (which makes Leone I's raised design disadvantageous and removes the benefits of its side angles) has lead to Leone I being outclassed by lower profile alternatives such as Cygnus and Gasher. Despite this, Leone I remains a usable if somewhat outclassed option for Combinations utilizing the Duo Fusion Wheel.

Leone I has returned to prominence in the WBO's MFB Limited Format on low Track Defense Combinations thanks to its smooth shape and rounded sides. When paired with certain Fusion Wheels such as Bakushin, it creates an uninterrupted graduation and smooth sides that are difficult for an opponent to grip onto. Leone I enhances the Defensive capabilities of low Spin Track Defense Combinations more than heavier Energy Rings such as Aquario, and this outweighs the advantage of any Destabilization offered by Bull or Gasher.

Fusion Wheel - Counter

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Main article: Fusion Wheel - Counter

Counter is based on the Metal System Leone Wheel. It possesses six mane-like protrusions that make up its circumference. The gaps between the six protrusions are too small to provide consistent Smash Attack for an Attack Type customization. Counter showcases fair Smash Attack, but unlike Leone, it lacks the same degree of recoil. This is because the protrusions are more compact and rounded than Leone's. This lower recoil makes it a better, albeit underwhelming, choice for a Defense Type combo.

Spin Track - Defense 125

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Main article: Spin Track - Defense 125

Defense 125 (D125) includes a ring that provides air resistance and a change in weight distribution when compared to 125. Despite its name, it provides no significant defense improvements and is outclassed by other Spin Tracks.

Performance Tip - Ball

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Main article: Performance Tip - Ball

Ball (B) is a hemispherical plastic tip, providing a large area for contacting the stadium floor, hence increasing friction. Ball's shape also makes the Bey tend to stay in the center of the stadium, making ideal for use in Defense combinations.

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