also known as Lisa Lisa, is a character primarily featured in Part II:
Battle Tendency, who also appears briefly at the end of Part I: Phantom
Blood. She is Caesar
Zeppeli's mentor and Joseph
Joestar's mother. Elizabeth was
a baby present in the boat attacked by Dio
Brando at the end of series 1. After her mother died by a zombie attack Jonathan
Joestar saved and gave her to his widow Erina to raise. After
the Phantom Blood saga, she was
subsequently adopted by the Ripple user Straizo, and learned the art of Ripple
from him until her 18th birthday. As a young adult, Elizabeth eventually
married George Joestar II, and they had one child. George, unfortunately, had
no Ripple powers, and was killed by a zombie who had served Dio Brando.
Elizabeth murdered her husband's killer and burned him to ash, but he happened
to be a high-ranking military official. In order to avoid retaliation, the
Speedwagon Foundation helped her to erase all evidence of her existence.
Battle Tendency, under
the name Lisa Lisa, she first appears as a mysterious Ripple user whom Joseph
meets in Venice. She
soon reveals herself to be Caesar's mentor and trains Joseph in the ways of The
Ripple (starting off by giving him a mask to modify his breathing and
hitting him in the head with an oar) before joining in the fight against The
Pillar Men as a powerful Ripple user in her own right.
She's shown to have
the Red Stone of Aja and mentions that destroying it would make fighting The
Pillar Men just that much more difficult hence why she keeps it on her person.
She is also the one who defeats Wired Beck. It is eventually revealed that she
is Joseph's long-lost mother, despite her youthful appearance. She is gravely
wounded in her one-on-one struggle with Kars,
tricked by him with a double & literally stabs her in the back with one of
his light blades, but manages to survive. She later tells Joseph her relation
to him personally, at Caesar's funeral. She eventually remarries to a
Hollywood screen writer.
Updated: May 19th, 2022
As one of the very few "badass" females in the early part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Lisa Lisa played a pretty important role. She took it to the overconfident guys and put them in their place.
For a series that (in my opinion), had an overabundance of dudes early on, Lisa
Lisa was a welcomed addition to Part 2 of the manga / anime.
As a visual design, I never found her to be particularly interesting... but
her appeal grew over time. And later, I learned she was one of the early inspirations for
Rose from Street Fighter. On that
note, Lisa Lisa is an influential design to quite a few other characters from
games and anime.
Style / Moveset