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Lisa
Lisa
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Japanese Name リサ Risa (Lisa)
Appearances Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (illusion)
Death 1470s[1]
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English Alison Lester
Japanese Rica Fukami
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Relatives Dracula Vlad Țepeș (husband)
Adrian Fahrenheit Țepeș (son)


"Alucard's mother. Count Dracula's only beloved wife, a woman like the Virgin Mary. She created medicines for those people who suffered from the epidemic but she was executed due to the witch trials."
—Akumajo Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku booklet description

Lisa is Dracula's second wife and the mother of Alucard. Although never physically appearing in the Castlevania series before or since, her death serves as Dracula's motivation to wage war on humanity, finalizing his transformation into the main antagonist of the games.

It should be noted that Lisa is only ever referred to by her first name in the games; neither her maiden name nor what name she took when married (Cronqvist, Țepeș, or a pseudonym of some kind) have been established.

For Lisa's official background, see Lisa/Background.


StoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Very few exact details about Lisa are revealed in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and subsequent material. She was alive  sometime before the 1470's.[1]
Konami Magazine Lisa

Count Dracula mourns over Lisa's body.

At some point during her life, Lisa met Count Dracula and became involved in a relationship with him. The reason Dracula fell in love with her was because he was convinced she was the reincarnation of his previous wife Elisabetha, who passed away during the time of the Crusades.[2] From their union Alucard was conceived, inheriting the vampiric traits of his father and his mother's human heart.

Lisa created medicine for those who suffered from the epidemic.[3] Due to the witch trials going during that time, Lisa was apprehended and executed. Dracula later found her body but arrived too late to save her.[4] Alucard was present shortly before Lisa's death, just like his father, being unable to stop the event. Lisa delivered the following words for Alucard to deliver to Dracula:

She said, "Do not hate humans. If you cannot live with them, then at least do them no harm, for theirs is already a hard lot." ...She also said that she would love you. For eternity.

Upon learning about his wife's death, Dracula vowed revenge. In 1476 he began his war upon humanity.[5]

In NightmareEdit

The Succubus disguises herself as Lisa in Alucard's nightmare, in order to get him on the side of evil. However, Succubus's disguise was spoiled when she told Alucard to kill the humans that wanted to execute her. Alucard, knowing his mother would never say such a thing, saw through the demon's trick. Enraged, he fought the monster and promptly slew her, saying "Death in the dream world will send your soul wandering for eternity, demon." It seems odd that Alucard wasn't aware of the deception earlier, when Lisa (Succubus) called him "Alucard", as his name is "Adrian" (But he may not have noticed after following the name "Alucard" for hundreds of years).


Dialog Data: Nightmare (edit)
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Alucard DialogAlucard

Lisa dialogLisa

Nightmare
Alucard: Mother!!!

Lisa: ...Alucard? Is that you?
Alucard: I'm coming, Mother! I'll save you!!
Lisa: No, Alucard! Stay away!
Alucard: Mother...
Lisa: It's all right! If my death can save others, I gladly surrender my life.
Alucard: No! I won't let this happen!
Lisa: It's too late. ...Just stay with me. Hear my last words to you...
Alucard: Yes, Mother...
Lisa: Humans... You cannot live with them. You can only hate them, do them harm.
Alucard: What?!
Lisa: Theirs is such a hard lot. Release them from their pain. Begin with the ones who killed me.
Alucard: No... It wasn't like this...
Lisa: Alucard? What's wrong?
Alucard: My mother never said such a thing!
Lisa: What do you mean? I an your mother! Do as I say! Release them! Kill them!
Alucard: No! You are not my mother! What kind of demon are you?!
(Succubus reveals herself with laughter)

Japanese Version:
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Game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (DXC)
Location: Nightmare
When: After entering dream coffin in Underground Caverns


SpeculationEdit

  • It seems odd that, after roaming "foreign lands" for approximately 400 years whilst cursing the name of God, Mathias/Dracula would take a human for a lover. It is to be noted that there is some resemblance between Lisa (Adrian's mother and Dracula's lover) and Elisabetha, Mathias's wife from Lament of Innocence. This would suggest that Lisa is a possible reincarnation of Elisabetha. This would make sense as to have Dracula stop his cursing of God and roaming of the earth in anger, to falling deeply into the thralls of love he once knew; he was even able to bear a child with her. It would also make sense that once she was wrongfully killed as a witch and once again taken away, it would spark again the anger in him to destroy God and mankind. This may have been the catalyst leading to the war on mankind that Trevor Belmont faces in Castlvania III: Dracula's Curse.
  • It is quite interesting as to how Lisa resembles Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" another one is when the reader looks closely at one page in the SoTN artbook manga, they might see a portrait of Lisa sitting in the same position as Leonardo da Vinci's work.

External Links Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Offical Castlevania Timeline. Dorimaga. 2005.
  2. Encyclopedia of Castlevania. 2001.
  3. Akumajo Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku booklet. Konami. 1997. p.10.
  4. Konami Magazine Nocturne in the Moonlight Manga
  5. Castlevania 20th Anniversary Pre-order Bundle. Konami. 2006. Timeline. 1476: Castlevania Dracula's Curse.

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