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Lisa in "Dead or Alive 5"
|Full Name||Lisa Hamilton|
|Known As|| Supernova|
|Martial Art||Lucha Libre|
|Age|| 21 (DOAXBV-DOA4)|
|Status||Unknown (Presumed Deceased)|
|Height||5' 9" (175 cm)|
|Weight||117 lbs. (53 kg)|
|Body Size||B36" W22" H34" (B92 W56 H86 cm)|
|Occupation|| Former DOATEC scientist|
Former MIST scientist
Undercover Agent of unknown organization
|Default Partner in Tag Battle||N/A|
|Favorite Food/Drink||Cherry pie|
|Debut||Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003)|
|Japanese Voice Actors||Maaya Sakamoto|
|English Voice Actors|| Masasa Moyo (DOAX2-DOAD)|
Wendee Lee (DOA5)
|Live Action Actors||---|
- "You OK? You're the one who wanted to fight you know."
- —Lisa in Dead or Alive 5
Lisa Hamilton (リサ・ハミルトン, Risa Hamiruton), also known by her wrestling persona La Mariposa (ラ・マリポーサ, Ra Maripōsa), is a luchadora who made her first official appearance in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and made her fighter debut in Dead or Alive 4.
As a former scientist for the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee, Lisa has a mysterious, shadowed past that has not fully come to light yet, and has links with many others despite being relatively new to the series.
Not much is known about Lisa's life before DOATEC, although it is well-known that she was high school friends with fellow wrestler Tina Armstrong and was a member of her school's volleyball team, which explains her great volleyball skills. At some point during her life, Lisa became one of the head scientists for DOATEC at DOATEC Germany, working for Victor Donovan during his genetic projects and becoming an luchadora at the wrestling contest along with Tina.
Project Epsilon and the Second TournamentEdit
Lisa was known to be in charge of two DOATEC projects - Project Epsilon and the more successful Project Alpha - and was in charge of watching over the projects' test subjects, Hayate and his younger sister Kasumi, as well as Kasumi Alpha, who was a prototype product of Project Alpha.
When Helena Douglas was hosting a public gathering on the Freedom Survivor to announce her take-over of DOATEC and the start of the second Dead or Alive World Combat Championship, Lisa attended the speech and found Ryu Hayabusa in the crowd. She asked him if he would be joining the tournament, but Ryu wasn't interested in talking her so Lisa ended up insulting him for coming second in the first tournament. However, she apologized and they ended up going back to her cabin. While Lisa was bathing, Ryu overheard her talking about Kasumi to Donovan over the phone and he soon left to save her.
Around the time Lisa returned to DOATEC Germany, Ryu attacked the building and set it on fire. After Lisa ordered the evacuation procedures, she found that, during the chaos, Alpha had released Kasumi from her cell and she found out that her older brother was in the facility. Lisa became very annoyed with Alpha for telling Kasumi but, as Kasumi demanded to see her, the woman calmed quickly and drew out a handgun to keep Kasumi quiet. At that moment, Ryu broke into the building to take Kasumi to safety, letting Lisa and Alpha escape by helicopters, along with Hayate.
During the escape, the helicopter Lisa and Hayate were in experienced engine problems and crash-landed in the Black Forest. They both lived but Hayate somehow got separated from Lisa and was saved by Hitomi.
The Fourth Tournament and The Fall of DOATECEdit
Despite what happened at DOATEC Germany, Lisa continued to work on Project Alpha and at times even had to protect the project from being discovered by Helena, which included threatening the woman's life.
At some point just before the fourth tournament, Lisa seemed to have a change of heart about the project and its wicked goals and planned to help to take down DOATEC as her persona "La Mariposa." During the early stages of the tournament, she engaged Tina Armstrong in a no-holds-barred wrestling match.
While the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan attacked DOATEC's main headquarters, Lisa also confronted Hayate and told him that she was the one who manipulated him. He "thanks" her with a fight. She also revealed this to Helena Douglas during the tournament.
After the tournament, she went on to fight in a team wrestling match alongside Tina. It's possible, since DOATEC is no more, that this means that Lisa decided to follow a professional career as a luchadora.
After the fourth tournament, Lisa is working for Donovan with his new organization: MIST. He sends her to Tokyo to meet his client, but she is confronted by Ryu, who has overheard her conversation with Miyako on her cellphone and has confirmed MIST's existence. While Lisa tells him that it's her duty as a scientist to make new discoveries to change the world, Ryu replies that her discoveries have only brought suffering to him and his friends, and battles her afterwards. While escaping, Lisa accidentally bumps into Kokoro, who fights her with a demand for an apology. After the fight, Lisa asks Kokoro how Miyako is doing.
During the fifth tournament, Lisa makes contact with Miyako without Helena's knowledge, drawing suspicion. When they visit the oil rig, Helena demands to know why they are their without her knowledge. Lisa refuses to answer and steps up to fight Helena but she defeated.
In the last chapter, there is some evidence that Lisa is a double agent working against Donovan like she did in the previous tournament. At the oil rig, Lisa finds Kasumi in the lab trying to free Hayate, who had been captured by Rig. Lisa realizes that Donovan is reactivating Project Epsilon and frees Hayate. When the four ninja fight Alpha-152, Ryu and the clone launch a ninpo at each other. The impact of their attacks creates a huge explosion, destroying the lab in the process. Lisa is seemingly trapped under the debris and her cry is heard. It is unknown if she somehow survives and escapes or is killed during the explosion.
|Lisa's DOA4 Ending - Welcome to DOA4|
Also see: Lisa's Outfit Catalogues
Lisa is a young, slim dark skinned woman with a slender and athlethic body, brown eyes, full lips and brunette hair, which is cut short to the base of her skull and styled into a side parting on her left-hand side. She sometimes has to wear black, square-framed reading glasses, which she mostly wears during her work as a scientist.
Her luchadora costumes are very flamboyant and flashy, with added details such as shiny studs and colorful feathers. Her masks are all based around the shape of a butterfly, to match her persona as "The Butterfly." Her default costume is a white one-piece that shows off her waist and back, with added strips of material that act as a "skirt." The outfit is completed with lace-up boots, leopard-print stockings, various armbands, and a mask with a cap which covers most of her head so only her eyes and the lower half of her face are visible.
It would seem that Lisa is, at the very least, a nice and very intelligent woman. She appears to be able to connect with most of the women during their island holidays, being able to draw up conversation even with the likes of the taciturn Christie and the normally indifferent Ayane.
Lisa also seems to be a bit of a "workaholic," evident by her multiple jobs and the fact that she is almost always seen doing some form of work - her multiple careers and job-changing is a trait she shares with Tina. She is possibly one of, if not the most, intelligent woman in Dead or Alive, as shown by her previous job as a head scientist for DOATEC and her refined speech patterns.
Working with DOATEC, the main antagonistic force in Dead or Alive, however, doesn’t mean that Lisa is immoral; in fact, she is quite the opposite, showing friendly and sometimes compassionate behavior: It was she who released Hayate from his capture during Project Epsilon, and it was also her that started the attack by the Mugen Tenshin Clan as a way to stop Alpha-152, the then latest creation by DOATEC.
Lisa's name is a short form of Elizabeth, from the word Ελισαβετ, Elisabet, the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע', Elisheva, which means "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance."
Lisa's luchadora name "La Mariposa" means "the butterfly" in Spanish. Butterflies have many layers of symbolism to them; for example, some old cultures see butterfiles as a symbol of rebirth, which could relate to Lisa taking on a new persona and becoming a different person altogether as La Mariposa, as luchadores often do with their wrestling personas.
Butterflies also have a clash of symbolism in terms of luck; while in western cultures it's believed that having a butterfly land on you means good luck, in Japan large numbers of butterflies are viewed as bad omens, a portent of coming evil. This clash could link to Lisa's role in the series, as she was one of the people to bring an end to DOATEC, bringing chaos and badness but helped the Mugen Tenshin Clan defeat the Committee, which gave them peace and happiness.
Friends since their school days, Tina and Lisa seem to have kept in touch to the point that Tina was the only girl, aside from Lisa, who knew that Zack’s "Dead or Alive Tournament Invite" was a hoax. Re-acquainted on Zack Island, Lisa decided to enter the fourth tournament to match her wrestling skills against Tina’s, resulting in the two teaming up to defeat a rival wrestling team.
Lisa had been involved with and led Project Epsilon. Hayate, then Ein, escaped in the catastrophe of the lab being destroyed and soon regained his memory. In Dead or Alive 4, Lisa flies in on Hayate. Hayate thanks her for making him come destroy DOATEC and giving him a purpose in life, in return for which he battles her and defeat her easily.
Dead or AliveEdit
Lisa can be considered a mixture between Tina and Zack due to her powerful throws and quickly executed kicks, her style is a mixture of Lucha libre and capoeira styles. Her kicks are very effective since they are long to close range meaning that she possess total ground control, being especially adept at low and mid-position tracking, and her counters nearly match those of Bayman in power percentage.
Additionally, Lisa is unpredictable, making her difficult to counter and defend against. However, this unpredictability also makes her a very difficult character to learn and master and thus is very unsuited for beginning players.
If the player takes the tour of the island at the beginning of the game, Lisa is their partner automatically. Even without the tour, Lisa is nice and friendly enough to become friends with everyone, and vice versa. She will easily become friends with Tina, as both of them were already childhood friends.
In beach volleyball Lisa is a very well-rounded player. Since she used to represent her school in competitive volleyball tournaments, she has a good jumping skill and great technique as well as average power, speed, and defense. She is one of the best characters for beginners. By far, she would make an ideal team with other balanced players, especially Helena and Christie.
Dead or Alive SeriesEdit
- Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003)
- Dead or Alive 4 (2005 - 2006)
- Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (2006)
- Dead or Alive Paradise (2010)
- Dead or Alive: Dimensions (2011)
- Dead or Alive 5 (2012)
- Tribal Beats - Dead or Alive 4 and Dead or Alive: Dimensions
- Dance Of The Angel - Dead or Alive 4 Ending Theme.
Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate CG Gallery
- Lisa's Lucha Libre moves are based on pro-wrestler Nobuyoshi Nakamura.
- Lisa's fighting style seems to involve capoeira kicks.
- In the Dead or Alive Xtreme sub-series, Lisa's favorite color is Crimson Red.
- In Dead or Alive 4, all of Lisa's costumes bear masks as default, except for her cat-like costume which is unmasked. Selecting this costume with will give it its butterfly mask.
- IGN featured Lisa in their "Videogame Babe of the Day" series in 2006.
- Her Dead or Alive 4 theme Tribal Beats can be heard at the beginning of Helena's chapter in the Dead or Alive 5 story when Helena and Bass are talking in Taylor's Bar.
- Lisa is the only new character in Dead or Alive 4 to have officially debuted in an older game in the series (Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball)'.
|Ayane – Christie – Helena Douglas - Hitomi - Kasumi - Leifang – Lisa Hamilton - Tina Armstrong|
|Niki - Zack|
Accessory Shop – Bass Island – Casino - Hotel – Jungle - Niki Beach – Poolside
Private Beach – Radio Station – Sports Shop – Zack of All Trades
|Beach Volleyball - Blackjack - Poker - Pool Hopping - Roulette – Slot Machines|
|Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Gift Giving - Swimsuits - Zack Dollars|
|Brazilian Sugar - Bitchism - Come On Over (All I Want Is You) - Do It - Fe Real - Give Me A Reason|
How Crazy Are You? - If It Don't Fit - Is This Love - I Want Your Girlfriend To Be My Girlfriend
Jesse Hold On - Me Gusta - Move It Like This - Lovin' You - Pegaito - Sweet And Deadly
The Kids Don't Like It - This Is It - Turn It Up
|Swimsuit Catalogues – Item Collection Datasheet - Merchandise|
Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Swimsuit Merchandise
|Ayane – Christie – Helena Douglas - Hitomi - Kasumi|
Kokoro - Leifang – Lisa Hamilton - Tina Armstrong
|Niki - Zack|
|New Zack Island|
Accessory Shop - Bass Island - Brilliant Jungle - Hotel - Niki Beach - Poolside - Radio Station
Sports Shop - Tranquil Beach - Zack of All Trades
|Beach Flags - Beach Volleyball - Blackjack - Butt Battle – Poker - Pool Hopping - Slot Machines|
|Bijin Tokei - Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Gift Giving - Girls Guide|
Pole Dancing - Precious Memories - Private Paradise - Swimsuits - Venus Clips - Zack Dollars
|Dead or Alive Paradise Soundtrack|
|Complete Swimsuit Catalogue|
|Individual Swimsuit Catalogues|
|Item Collection Datasheet – Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers|
Ayane - Bass Armstrong - Bayman - Brad Wong - Christie - Ein - Eliot - Gen Fu - Hayate - Helena Douglas
|999 Meters - Azuchi - Danger Zone - Dojo - Eternal Helix - Freedom Survivor - Frozen Peaks|
Genetic Biolab - Genetic Biolab - Advanced - Geothermal Power Plant - Hellfire - Kyoto in Bloom
Lorelei - Miyama - Tao - Whitewater Valley
|Alternate Outfit Datasheets - Downloadable Content - Promotional Artwork and Wallpaper|