Leon Rom is the main villain in the movie The Legend of Tarzan. A coronel in the Belgian army, Leon wants to enslave the native population of the Congo so they can build bridges and railways for him. To that end, he lures Tarzan and Jane Porter to the Congo with the pretense of being in a diplomatic mission. Since the son of Chief Mbonga accidentally killed Tarzan's ape sidekick, Nkima, Leon hopes that Tarzan and Mbonga would kill each other and thus get both out of his way. However, when Tarzan arrives in Congo, he realizes what's happening and vows to stop Leon, causing Leon to kidnap Jane. In the end, Tarzan rescues Jane, and after a fight with Leon he ties Leon to a sinking ship, which then explodes, killing Leon.