Vanessa is a security guard
of unknown origin, using Vale Tudo as her fighting style. She entered the
tournament as Sarah's bodyguard
after hearing of J6's plans to re-capture her. When she was still a child,
Vanessa's parents were killed. She was taken by J6 shortly afterwards,
and trained to be an instrument of combat. A man named Lewis, a member
of the special forces, infiltrated J6 and rescued Vanessa. Vanessa grew
close to Lewis. However, their time together was brief, as a member of
J6's special forces murdered Lewis. Years later, she has joined an organization
to protect important individuals. One day, she hears of J6's intention
to capture Sarah in the 4th tournament. Vanessa decides to join the 4th
tournament not only as Sarah's bodyguard, but to find Lewis's murderer
June 5th, 2022
Hey... uhh... Sega? In case you don't know, Storm is a really great Marvel character. You couldn't think of a more original / less rip-off hairstyle to give Vanessa? Stupid side story: Storm lost her weather powers, quit the X-Men, took up Vale
Tudo, became a soldier and decided to join Virtua Fighter. lol. Vale Tudo is a cool martial art, but Vanessa's
incarnation of it is rather basic and not very exciting if you ask me.
Marduk does it better. Vanessa's VF4
moveset pretty much bored me... but it did significantly improve in VF5
and after (along with some of her animations). She has a pretty hard-hitting fighting style at times, which is nice to see from a female fighter.
I do wonder why
they made her skin appear noticeably "lighter" in VF5...
perhaps to make her look
less like Storm? lol. In any case, I don't think her silver hair suits her character at all (is she old?), and her personality is
very very dry...
even for VF. In some ways Vanessa adds "something" to the series, but so many 3D
fighting game characters easily outshine her in terms of excitement, likeability, and fighting style.
Style / Moveset