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: Nov. 6th, 2020
A sexy goth / vampire gal with narcolepsy? Why am I so entertained? I'll admit I was
one of the people who voted for Eliza when Namco held the TR
character vote. Harada went and put a Darkstalker in my Tekken. No complains here. She and
Morrigan must be besties. While Eliza didn't get a chance
to really "shine" in TEKKEN Revolution, her debut in TEKKEN 7, along with her moveset evolutions, were nicely done.
"Tekken purists" might say Eliza doesn't fit into Tekken,
and they're not entirely wrong. Eliza's projectiles and spammy stuff can definitely be annoying. However, considering the likes of Devil, Devil Jin, and freaks like Alisa
& Yoshi... Eliza fits in just fine. (And c'mon, Kazuya is practically a
vampire himself.) It's cool to see them thinking outside of the box for new Tekken characters. Eliza's in-game persona & animations
are nicely done... and I never thought I'd say this
about a TEKKEN character, but I actually love her SNK-style projectiles. (She was doing those before
Geese joined in, btw.) Eliza's also got
some interesting 2D style moves in TEKKEN 7 besides projectiles, including Divekicks, EX Specials, and even a super meter! Cool new stuff to play around with in the TEKKEN engine.
Style / Moveset