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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Leopard L4.

Vise Leopard (ヴァイスレオパルド, Vuaisu Reoparudo) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-118 Random Booster Vol. 11 Vise Leopard.12L.Ds on July 14th, 2018.

Description

Takara Tomy's Vise Leopard is a symmetrical Attack Type Energy Layer that features a leopard head on either side, meant to represent the Layer's namesake; the Leopard, each head having a large mouth lined with red "teeth". As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Vise Leopard features metal in its design, in this case; the leopard heads are made of metal. The inclusion of metal makes Vise Leopard heavier than most God Layers. Vise Leopard also features a gimmick; the top half of the Layer is spring-loaded for it to "bite" onto the opponent.

Theoretically, the opponent's Layer would slip into the gap in the perimeter of Vise Leopard and become caught on the red "teeth", which are made of rubberized plastic, stopping the opponent's Layer and creating Burst Attack potential. In practice however, the gap in Vise Leopard is too small for any opposing Layers' protrusions to be caught in, the teeth are too small to grip into the opponent's Layer and the spring used in the Layer itself is too strong to move up during impact. As such, Vise Leopard features poor recoil, making it ill-suited for Attack Combinations. However, Vise Leopard's three strong teeth and fairly round shape of the Layer can create moderate Defense potential.

Overall

While fairly heavy, Takara Tomy's Vise Leopard features too little recoil and a non-functioning gimmick, making it ill-suited for Attack Combinations. While the Layer exhibits Defense Potential from its strong teeth and shape, it remains heavily outclassed by Archer Hercules and Revive Phoenix.

As such, Takara Tomy's Vise Leopard is recommended for collection purposes only.

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