Alisa Bosconovitch (アリサ・ボスコノビッチ Arisa Bosukonobicchi in Japanese and Алиса Босконович in Russian) is a character in the Tekken series who was introduced in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. She is an android created by Doctor Bosconovitch, designed to look like his deceased daughter.
Alisa's primary outfit consists of a light and dark purple ombre dress slantedly split down the front that ends in a back skirt, a white belt decorated with chains and three blue roses on the side, uneven black thigh high stockings with one of which that has a garter that connects to her black short shorts, and white boots with black cuffs. Her breasts are covered in a criss-crossed, halter-like manner, with the strings securely attaching to her white collar which has a blue rose on the left side, white gloves covering her hands and uneven, detached, purple sleeves. She also has three flowers embedded into the right side of her hair. Her second outfit consists of red shoes, white socks, a red sarafan (with two stripes, one gold and one white), and white bracelets around her gloves' cuffs.
In Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Alisa wears a new main outfit and she wears a purple, white and pink turtleneck dress with three pink gems in the center of her dress and has a white long fitted sleeves along with her gloves with gold outlines, her frill underskirt is cyan, purple stockings and white thigh-high boots with gold outlines. She also gains four spiked hair clips as oppose to the three flowers at the left side of her head. Her jet packed wings has a drastic change which are made of gold metal with several spikes and the flames from her wings are now purplish pink instead of purple.
Alisa's tagline is "The steel maiden who has awakened from a long slumber." Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken developer and executive producer of Tekken 6, describes her as "a robot created in the image of Dr. Bosconovitch's daughter." However, Alisa's journal entries in Scenario Campaign imply that some part of her may be human.
Personality and character traits
Unlike most robots, Alisa possesses emotions and acts more like a human than a robot. She is a very kind-hearted individual. She speaks in a polite manner and is sensitive to others' feelings. Alisa can also appear rather childish and resembles Ling Xiaoyu's characteristic. In Tekken: Blood Vengeance, it is shown that she is also very capable of deception, as well as being quick to make friends with anyone, even Panda. And in the CGI movie, Alisa cheers Xiaoyu up telling her that she can stop the fighting between the father and sons of the Mishima house, as well as insisting that she owed Xiaoyu her life as she saved her once. She does not like to fight or hurt anyone, but when push comes to shove, she is a formidable fighter.
As a robot, she is very intelligent and often speaking in technical terms. In some situations, when people call Alisa a robot, she denies that fact and insists that she is a human being, though it was never known if she insists as such in Blood Vengeance as only a handful amount of people knew her to be a robot. When she was commanded by Jin, she doesn't recognize Lars, she performs his commands at full efficiency. In Blood Vengeance, while she still recognizes Xiaoyu when she was ordered to take Xiaoyu out, she puts her mission as her top priority. So much so, that she does not hesitate in her attempt to kill Xiaoyu. It is shown both in the game as well as the CGI movie that Jin has full control of her, obeying his every command without any resistance.
Very little is known about Alisa, except from her name and creator. Alisa is created by the aforementioned Doctor Bosconovitch. According to her Tekken 6 prologue, nothing else is known about her past history. Aside from her creator, only a few people know about her being a robot. Among them are: Ling Xiaoyu (non-canon), Jin Kazama, Nina Williams, Anna Williams, Wang Jinrei, Raven and her partner Lars Alexandersson.
Deep within a lush and thriving forest lies a heavily defended research facility. This facility was a research institute named after its director, Bosconovitch. This facility was very important, as it was here that the Mishima Financial Group's most sensitive military equipment was developed.
Located at the core of the research center was a room that kept its most prized possession: a clear capsule, in which a young girl slept soundly. Her name: Alisa Bosconovitch. She was created by Doctor Bosconovitch and designed to serve Jin Kazama.
Alisa plays a big role in Tekken 6 canonical ending along with Lars. Here the canonical story (from Lars' scenario mode) is described.
Lars sees Alisa in the laboratory and accidentaly awakens her. Alisa wakes up and asks Lars who he is. Suddenly, G Corporation's Jack-6 robots attack them. Alisa retaliates by using her chainsaws to saw off a JACK robot. When she defeats Jack she wants to say something to Lars, but realizes that Jack is behind her and she slips down with Jack lifting his hand ready to attack Alisa. Suddeny he stops and Alisa sees that Lars is holding Jack from back. Lars defeats Jack and tells Alisa that they should go as this place is dangerous. He gives her his hand to help her to get up from the ground.
Alisa then accompanies Lars throughout his journey, helping him to fight and searching for information.
When they come to see Wang Jinrei, he warns Lars of Alisa possibly being dangerous. After that, Lars gets confused. When they ride a car, he looks at Alisa and remembers what Wang said.
Later on, they meet Lee Chaolan who is the foster brother of Lars. Lee is against Kazuya Mishima and the G Corporation. Lee offers them his help, but Lars says that he doesn't want to trouble him. Lee says that if he changes his mind, he will be glad to help.
After several opponents, when Lars and Alisa finally reach the Mishima Zaibatsu, they meet Jin. Jin orders Alisa to reboot. Lars doesn't understand what's happening to Alisa. Alisa confirms the command and obeys Jin. Lars gets confused and then Jin tells him that Alisa was designed to protect Jin. He commands her fight Lars and tells Lars that he will talk to him only after he defeats Alisa. Lard hesitates for a while as he doesn't want to fight Alisa, however Alisa doesn't recognize him any more, and Lars has no other choice. After defeating Alisa, Lars gives his hand to help her to get up, for a moment she recognizes him but then suddenly strikes and flies away. She drops her flower shaped hair pin. Lars picks it up and continues his journey without her.
After defeating Azazel, Lars reaches Jin and when he is ready to strike Jin Alisa suddenly interrupts. Lars asks her if she really doesn't know who he is, to which she says he is an enemy. She attacks Lars and he is forced to fight her. He defeats her, after which her system shuts down. She lies on the ground and Lars approaches her. He sits next to her and Alisa tells him she never wanted to fight him, but she couldn't disobey. She says she wishes their journey lasted longer and reaches out her hand. Lars hesitates and when he reaches his hand back, Alisa shuts down.
Jin watches this all and mocks Lars for treating "a useless piece of junk" in that way. Lars gets angry, to which Jin mocks him again, saying "don't tell you fell in love with "it"'. Jin's arrogant words towards Alisa anger Lars and he fights Jin.
She appears playable in the next upcoming main installment. Her role in the story is currently unknown.
Her costume and appearance is different from previous games, which perhaps may be explained by her being successfully repaired and reprogrammed by Violet Systems.
Alisa appeared in the crossover game Street Fighter X Tekken as a playable DLC character and on release in the Playstation Vita version, her partner is Lars Alexandersson. Alisa's alternate costume in the game is a slighty altered, torn-up version of Street Fighter character Juri Han's regular outfit.
Alisa appeared in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, where she's one of the main characters.
Alisa is a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Ending Description: Alisa is with Xiaoyu, Miharu and Panda at an amusement park. Suddenly, the girls spot a photo booth and excitedly rush over to it. Alisa, not understanding what it does, goes along with Xiaoyu and Miharu and has her photo taken, though keeps closing her eyes. Alisa decides to remove her head in order to stop her sensors from automatically reacting to the flash. It works. Panda then joins in with the photo-taking. Outside the photo booth, two boys can be seen running away upon seeing her body without her head.
- Dr. Bosconovitch
- Lars Alexandersson
- Jin Kazama
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Asuka Kazama
- Miharu Hirano
- Marshall Law
- Sergei Dragunov
Alisa appears as an assist character alongside the playable characters Jin and Xiaoyu, and enemy character, Heihachi Mishima in the crossover SRPG Project X Zone. She also appears as a boss fight in the game.
Alisa appears in Tekken Revolution as an unlockable character.
Alisa is an average character. Most of her attacks are very powerful (especially her chainsaw attacks), as well as very fast. Although, some of her moves are tricky to execute: her Bull Shoot requires the player to quickly move the correct buttons and must be paired up with timing to be executed effectively and her Sand Box requires good timing as the player can only do this attack immediately right after hitting the opponent in the front. Overall, she is a pressure-heavy character, with fast pokes and good low attacks.
Her long range attacks (i.e her Rocket Punch) can be very useful for hitting enemies that are distancing themselves. Her attacks that are paired up with her Reboot command are also very powerful, knocking over and sometimes sending them flying up in the air. Their main flaw, however, is that they can be easily sidestepped.
Alisa's fighting style (referred as "Unique" in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and later as "High Mobility Combat" in Tekken Revolution and Tekken 7) appears to incorporate dance into some of her moves, similar to Lili's fighting style.
Alisa has a mechanical device built into each of her lower legs. These are extra thrusters used for steering during flight, as can be seen in the Scenario Campaign cinematic 16 Battle in the Sky (her ending in the Playstation Portable version), and to power up her kicks. Alisa is also able to sprout butterfly wing-like jets from her back, allowing her to briefly fly at great speed during fights, sprout chainsaws from her arms (this is one of her stances, "Destroy Form"), and remove her head during moves such as one of her grapples, "Spam Bomb".
- Doctor Bosconovitch - Alisa was created by him in the image of his deceased beloved daughter (whose name was also Alisa). Although she is a robot, she seems to be a loving daughter, even though she has never seen him. In Tekken: Blood Vengeance, she mentions him in a dialogue with Xiaoyu and says that she wants to find him as part of her embedded programming. He is also mentioned in the Street Fighter X Tekken storyline by Alisa and Jack-X and at the Alisa story arc.
- Lars Alexandersson - Her friend and ally, and possible romantic interest (as hinted). After Jin reboots her (in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion), she attacks Lars and gets defeated, but before shutting down she tells Lars that she didn't want to fight him, but she couldn't disobey. Lars takes her body to Violet Systems to be repaired and revived. Lars is also her partner in Street Fighter X Tekken, where they seem to work well together and are in a good relationship.
- Jin Kazama - Her master; internally programmed to serve and protect him.
- Lee Chaolan - Her friend and school teacher in Tekken: Blood Vengeance (non-canon). In the Scenario Campaign story, he allied with Alisa and Lars. At the end of the story, Lee used his Violet Systems company to help with the repairs for Alisa's programming. Since Alisa appear in Tekken 7, it can be safely assumed that the repair was a success.
- Heihachi Mishima - She protected him from being shot by Lars in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion and sacrificed herself to defeat Heihachi in Blood Vengeance. She also appears protecting him against Feng Wei and Miguel Caballero Rojo in the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 arcade intro (non-canon).
- Kazuya Mishima - Her enemy in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. He crushes her in half in Tekken: Blood Vengeance when she tried to protect Jin (when he was in Devil form) (non-canon).
- Lei Wulong - Acquaintance of Lars and Alisa in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. He also helps them after being saved by them from G Corporation.
- Ling Xiaoyu - Her best friend in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Project X Zone (non-canon).
- Anna Williams - Her enemy in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion and Tekken: Blood Vengeance.
- Nina Williams - Her employer in Tekken: Blood Vengeance (non-canon).
- Panda - Her friend in Tekken: Blood Vengeance and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (non-canon).
- Shin Kamiya - Her friend and high school crush in Tekken: Blood Vengeance (non-canon).
- Tougou - Her ally in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, who died at the Millenium Tower.
- Bryan Fury - He followed her and Lars in the Scenario Campaign. She is unaware that he's responsible for injuring her father.
- Emilie De Rochefort - She gave Lars and Alisa her old SUV to aid them in their travels. In the Online Tekken Comic, she has her limousine destroyed (sliced in half by Alisa's chainsaws), she also tries to protect Asuka from Alisa with the help of Leo and later Bob (non-canon).
- Miharu Hirano - Her friend in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (non-canon).
- Bob - He saved Asuka from being killed by Alisa in the Online Tekken Comic (non-canon).
- Asuka Kazama - Alisa destroyed Lili's limousine in order to apprehend and kill Asuka in the Online Tekken Comic. She later makes up with her, telling her the real purpose of her mission, and then cheerfully apologizing for the troubles she has caused (non-canon).
- Alisa is the robotic clone of Dr. Bosconovitch's deceased daughter (whose name was also Alisa), but with self-defense enhancements and fighting skills. This could be a nod to the Astro Boy anime, in which the titular character's original purpose was to replace the dead son of Dr. Tenma, but was later reworked to be a defense robot.
- While it is currently unconfirmed, it is possible that Alisa is a gynoid.
- The flowers that she wears in her hair are "daisies", a symbol of innocence; this being an important trait for Alisa's personality.
- Alisa's name is Russian/Hebrew for "Alice".
- Harada made a comment that Alisa was partially inspired by Ashley Williams from the Evil Dead series since both of them use built-in chainsaws, (Ash uses a chainsaw as a prosthetic after he loses his hand).
- Despite being Russian, she speaks Japanese (due to being built to work for Jin, and also because she communicates with Miharu and Xiaoyu in Tekken Tag Tournament 2).
- In Tekken 6 dialogues, Alisa sometimes denies being a robot, claiming she is a human. However, in the canonical endings she doesn't hide being a robot. In Blood Vengeance and TTT2 Alisa freely admits to Xiaoyu that she is a robot.
- As with Yoshimitsu's "sword" attacks, Alisa's "chainsaw" attacks are also blockable.
- Alisa has characteristics matching that of Pyrrha Alexandra from Soul Calibur V:
- Both are the female protagonists in their games' respective story mode.
- Both are sidekicks to the male protagonists (Lars and Patroklos).
- Both betrayed the male protagonists and switched sides with the villain they're opposing against in the climax (Jin has Alisa's Safe Mode disabled and Tira gets Pyrrha possessed by the sword, Soul Edge).
- Also, their eyes changed from normal to beyond normal under the villain's influence (Alisa has red under Jin's influence, Pyrrha has gold under Soul Edge's influence).
- Both are turned back to their normal selves only by being defeated by the protagonists.
- Alisa has similar designs to characters from Xenosaga. Alisa's wing design could be compared to KOS-MOS', while her hair is similar to the style MOMO Mizrahi has, particularly from Xenosaga Episode III.
- She and her creator are based on the main characters in the fairy-tale Pinocchio, including their story parts based from.
- Alisa can be customized to resemble KOS-MOS v.3 from Xenosaga Episode III. Also of note is her default 2P outfit closely resembles that of MOMO Mizrahi, also from Xenosaga Episode III.
- Alisa appeared in the Tekken 6 story trailer fighting along with Lars and some of her moves were shown. She was also introduced in the promotional and exclusive trailer (Who's your favourite fighter?) fighting against Sergei Dragunov, Wang Jinrei, Bruce Irvin and Christie Monteiro.  
- Alisa appeared in the Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion intro fight posing on TV in a train which Xiaoyu is aboard.
- In the Korean version of the game, Alisa's chainsaws are changed into energy beams reminiscent of lightsabers, and she can't remove her head, though all of her moves remain intact.
- Pressing the square and triangle buttons repeatedly during Alisa's winposes will make her chainsaws come in and out of her arms.
- By pressing the triangle, square and circle buttons before the fight, her pre-fight animations are shown (Must we really fight? and Please get out of my way!) while she is holding her head.
- Her linguistics consist of not using contractions when she speaks. However, in Scenario Campaign, she used a few of them. That also happens in Project X Zone.
- In the Scenario Campaign mode, she is the third boss in the last part of Mishima Zaibatsu, Central Tower and the third boss in Azazel's Temple, Central Corridor while in Jin's control.
- If Hwoarang performs his baseball bat item move on Alisa, her head will fall out.
- She shares special win poses with Lars, Xiaoyu, Doctor B., Jack, Mokujin
- Her item move allows her to create a protective barrier.
- While using Alisa's second costume, it is possible to fire a gigantic rocket-like blast by pressing b + 1 + 4. This move is similar to her double rocket punch, but instead a gigantic rocket-like structure is fired. However, the disadvantage of using this move is that it has a slow startup and recovery time.
- Dr. Bosconovitch has an item move that resembles an Alisa plastic head (or bobblehead). The item move operates the same way as Alisa's Spam Bomb grab. The head has a puppet mouth that opens and closes automatically with two sparkling eyes.
- As of TTT2, Alisa is the only character who has an as-of-now incomplete school uniform, having only the skirt in Unlimited.
- In the short live-action Tekken Tag Tournament 2 video, Alisa is portrayed by Amandine Desprez.
- Her ending is the sixth scene of the interconnected endings between Asuka, Lili, Miharu, Kuma, Panda and Xiaoyu.
- She also appears in Sergei Dragunov's ending being assemble by him in his military office but ends up exploded after the latter press the missile on her leg.
- Alisa is portrayed by Michelle Ballee and Amandine Desprez in the "Girl Power" trailer and the live-action short film respectively.
- The rocket punches Alisa use in her Super Art is a reference to Tekken: Blood Vengeance where she shoots a rocket punch directly towards Heihachi in his monstrous form.
- Interestingly, she and Lars' inverted CG images (this inclines only the right side of the position whenever playing), exclude their hairstyles from being inverted and still remain to be in the original way. Normally others' CG art images are inverted fully.
- Alisa appeared in the official Online Tekken Comic released by Namco and Ultra Jump Egg. In the comic she attacks Asuka Kazama as a way to test her, destroys Lili's limousine in order to apprehend and kill Asuka but eventually spares her after she fulfills all the conditions that Alisa was programmed to for the test to end. Later on, she manages to "convince" Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima to accept a ceasefire between the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation by disabling all their satellites and threatening them with the destruction of Mishima Zaibatsu and other buildings in a 10 kilometer radius (with a neutron bomb implanted into her head by Doctor Bosconovitch) in case they don't comply.
- In the comic, Dr. Bosconovitch bestows Alisa with a mission to save humanity from the Mishima war and the evil from the world (a mission she partially completed). She is described by him as a "flower of hope" for mankind, this being said when he puts a daisy (a trademark of Alisa) on her head.
- Also in the comic, before her appearance, she was rumored (due to Asuka's friends, colleagues and the locals) in that she is the "Shinkashi (Bullet-train) Woman" from Osaka (not knowing who she really was in reality).
- ^ http://www.tekken-official.jp/tag2/chara/alisa.html
- ^ http://tekken-revolution.bngames.net/chara/alisa.php
- ^ http://www.tekken-official.jp/tk7ac/character/alisa.php
- ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rV-lk0_ZRg
- ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amnvmLeQQrU&feature=fvst