Overview of Tekken's Alisa Bosconovitch

Overview of Tekken's Alisa Bosconovitch
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Alisa’s Introduction

A lot of thought went into making Alisa’s character, especially since her whole aura is a very archetypical character that has appeared in numerous Japanese anime and video games. She is an android with the appearance of a young 14 year old girl who develops human emotions the closer she gets to human contact. She can even be customized to look like KOS-MOS from the Xenosaga series as well as few anime androids, most notably from Angelic Layer. Her name itself, Alisa, is Russian for Alice, a name that represents purity.

Alisa’s Story in Tekken 6

Cutscene of Lars and Alisa

Alisa was created by the Russian Doctor Bosconovitch who represents his daughter who died at a young age. She has been laid to rest in a research facility deep inside the forests of Hokkaido. This facility is where the Mishima Zaibatsu’s heavy military weapons have been put in place. Lars, a young soldier working for the Tekken Force comes into contact with the building and finds the sleeping android. A bunch of Jack 6’s disrupt Lars and his platoon, as they try to fend them off. Alisa wakes from her long sleep and destroys the Jacks with her chain saw arms, which to put bluntly, scares Lars, as he backs up and hits his head from a falling piece of debris.

After waking up, he finds himself outside with Alisa and his memory gone. She tells him what her purpose is and how she was created by the doctor as a means of trying to recreate his own daughter in the form of a weapon. Lars decides to embark on a journey to stop Jin Kazama’s Mishima Zaibatsu army and figure out who he really is, taking Alisa along with him. The whole story campaign of the game features Lars and Alisa going through hordes of enemies and finding out the truth about each other.

Towards the end of the story, it is revealed that Alisa was actually created as a protection device for Jin Kazama and he commands her to fight against Lars, which Lars unwillingly does. Jin than eventually takes Alisa back with him Lars vows to defeat him as well as reprogramming Alisa to the way she once was. After joining forces with the ninja Raven, they both defeat Jin who reveals why he started the war. Lars finds that Alisa’s body is beyond restoration, although she states she remembers who he is. He decides to take her to his half brother, Lee Chaolan, who says he can fix her up like new.

Alisa’s Fighting Style

Alisa Bosconovitch in T6

Alisa Bosconovitch can use a lot of different and unique maneuvers against other fighters. Using her arms as chain saws, she can deal a lot of damage as well as using a move where she takes her own head off and it explodes into the opponent’s hands, causing half a life bar of damage. Many online players have used Alisa because of the ease of her moves, but others have called her broken due to her dodge and overthrowing other characters attacks. This didn’t stop Namco from putting her into the new Tekken Tag 2 Tournament.