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: July 27th, 2017
vampire with narcolepsy? I'm already entertained. I was
one of the people who voted for Eliza when Namco held the TR
character vote. I have a thing for goth girls, so naturally I took a liking to the design. While she didn't get a chance
to really "shine" in TEKKEN Revolution, her debut in the main series
(TEKKEN 7) will thankfully flesh out her storyline and character.
Some "Tekken purists" out there might say Eliza doesn't fit into Tekken,
and they're not entirely wrong. However, considering the likes of Devil
& Devil Jin, a vampire chick certainly could fit
in it. (Not to mention 'freaks' like Alisa
And c'mon, Kazuya is practically a
vampire himself. I'm glad Harada-san and co. are trying new types of characters
at least. It's cool to see them thinking outside of the box. Eliza's in-game persona & animations
are well done and quite entertaining... and I never thought I'd say this
about a TEKKEN character, but I actually love her projectiles (because they're so
SNK). That said, Eliza's TR moveset / playstyle was a bit "spammy"...
but that looks like it will change for the better in TEKKEN 7. She's got
some interesting 2D style moves in TEKKEN 7 besides projectiles, including
Divekicks, EX Specials, and even a super meter!
Style / Moveset