Leon Scott Kennedy is a fictional character in the Resident Evil horror media franchise by Capcom. Leon debuted as one of the two protagonist player characters of the video game Resident Evil 2. He returned as the protagonist of Resident Evil 4 and is one of the three protagonists in Resident Evil 6. Leon also appears as a player character in several other video games and plays a leading role in the CG animated films Resident Evil: Degeneration and Resident Evil: Damnation. The live-action film series' version of Leon is portrayed by Johann Urb in Resident Evil: Retribution. During the events of Resident Evil 2, Leon is a young police officer who arrives in Raccoon City late for his first day on the job, only to confront a zombie outbreak first-hand. Six years later, in Resident Evil 4, Leon returns as a secret agent for the U.S. government assigned to rescue the President's daughter from a sinister cult. The character was met with mostly very positive critical reception.