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Genshin Impact Leaks Reveal Yelan, Expy of Honkai 3rd Waifu Fu Hua

Genshin Impact leakers revealed a new character, Yelan, who is based on Chinese waifu Fu Hua from Honkai Impact 3rd.

By Iyane Agossah

September 13, 2021

Genshin Impact is still increasing its playable roster, and judging from the latest leaks, one of the upcoming characters could be inspired by Honkai Impact waifu Fu Hua.

This September, miHoYo started cracking down again on leakers in China. Sites that hosted official but also data-mined information such as the Honey Impact database were hit as well, though it’s back up now. And while we don’t know if it’s linked with miHoYo’s actions, several leakers on Twitter have announced they’re quitting as well. However, some of them decided to share one final character ahead of an official reveal.

Note that this story contains spoilers for Honkai Impact 3rd.

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Who is Fu Hua? Genshin Impact leakers and data miners leak new character Yelan

Popular Genshin Impact data miner Dimbreath shared on Twitter a new screenshot of a mysterious female character. The screenshot is from an upcoming Genshin Impact Story Cutscene, to be revealed with the Moonchase Festival Event. Later on, Uncle Uba, another prolific leaker, revealed this new character is named Yelan.

As Uncle Uba and several fans pointed out, Yelan looks strikingly similar to Fu Hua, a character in Honkai Impact 3rd. In the game’s story, Fu Hua actually is immortal and is one of the survivors of the Previous Era, the past civilization that was destroyed by the Honkai 50,000 years ago.

Partly because she’s Chinese, but also because she’s super cute, Fu Hua is one of the most popular characters among the Honkai Chinese player base. So it’s not surprising to see a character based on her will be appearing in Genshin Impact, and these new Fu Hua / Yelan leaks confirm this.

This isn’t the first time either. Yae Sakura from Honkai got her expy Yae Miko in Genshin Impact. And Raiden Mei from Honkai got her counterpart in Genshin as Raiden Shogun / Ei.

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More Yelan predictions: release date, voice actor, weapon

Right now, forget about a release date, it’s even unknown if Yelan will actually be playable. You should keep in mind that miHoYo already showed characters in Story Cutscenes without adding them to the playable roster.

However, miHoYo loves to do foreshadowing. So if Yelan shows up in this Moonchase Festival cutscene, it means she’ll show up in some Quest in the near future. And perhaps she will be added to the game at some point in the 2022 updates.

As for her weapon, Yelan is seen using a polearm in the story cutscene. Though again it’s entirely possible she’d end up using something else in-game.

With that said, several fans, myself included, believe Yelan is from the Guhua clan. Because her clothes and stance are very similar to Xingqiu’s fighting style. Moreover, the Guhua clan had Sword techniques like those used by Xingqiu, but also Polearm techniques.

As for Yelan’s voice actress: The characters in Genshin Impact that are based on Honkai characters share the same seiyuu (Japanese voice actresses and actors). At the very least, it’s certain Yelan will be voiced by Minami Takayama, the veteran seiyuu who voices Fu Hua and legendary characters such as Detective Conan. For the English dub, we’ll have to wait for an official announcement.

That’s all we know regarding Yelan. You’ll learn more about Fu Hua by playing Honkai Impact 3rd. The Moonchase Festival Event is planned to start on September 27, so the cutscene will be officially revealed around then.

What do you guys think of Yelan, do you like her design? You can always reach more on Twitter for a chat @A_iyane07.

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Iyane Agossah
@A_iyane07

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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