Eliza is a
powerful, immortal female vampire. It seems she was born 1000 years ago, but
she isn't certain. Once, when entering her coffin for just a short nap, she
ended up sleeping hundreds of years. Having just awakened, she can't control
her sleepiness, sometimes falling asleep without warning. In gameplay, Eliza
has a "King of
Fighters style" projectile attack and can actually fall asleep during
gameplay for a short period of time.
original story / back story is as follows: Eliza is a
young female vampire that has been imprisoned in a wing of the Rochefort
Estate, where Lili was raised. She has
a dark personality, but her gothic attire and uncanny beauty are mesmerizing.
During development of Tekken 6, she was proposed as a character that
used an actual martial art, but also with fireballs, like a 2D fighting game
character. However, aside from producer Harada, a strange phenomena occurred
in which many members got married or gave birth to children around the same
time. As a result, not many staff were left at work to complete the character,
and she was discarded. The concept was salvaged again during Tekken 6 BR,
but the same strange phenomena occurred again and Harada locked the concept
away in a safe, wanting to keep it secured within the development team since
it (she) seems to bring good fortune.
Updated: Oct. 31st, 2019
A sexy goth / vampire girl with narcolepsy? I'm sold. I'll even admit it... I was
one of the people who voted for Eliza when Namco held the TR
character vote. I kinda have a thing for goth girls, so I naturally like this design. Harada went and put a goth girl in my TEKKEN. No complaints. While Eliza didn't get a chance
to really "shine" in TEKKEN Revolution, her debut in TEKKEN 7 was well done, although I wish they fleshed out her storyline. :(
Some "Tekken purists" out there might say Eliza doesn't fit into Tekken,
and they're not wrong. Her projectiles and spammy stuff can be annoying. However, considering the likes of Devil & Devil Jin, and freaks like Alisa
& Yoshi... Eliza fits into TEKKEN just fine.
And c'mon, Kazuya is practically a
vampire himself. I'm glad the devs are trying "new types of characters" in TEKKEN. It's cool to see them thinking outside of the box. Eliza's in-game persona & animations
are nicely done and very entertaining... and I never thought I'd say this
about a TEKKEN character, but I actually love her projectiles (because they're so
SNK). She's got
some interesting 2D style moves in TEKKEN 7 besides projectiles, including Divekicks, EX Specials, and even a super meter! Cool stuff for TEKKEN.
Style / Moveset