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Lilith Aensland is a video game character from Capcom's Darkstalkers series of fighting games[1]. She is a miniature succubus who was created from energy drawn from the succubus Morrigan Aensland. This dangerous excess energy was separated from Morrigan at birth by her father, Belial, who sealed it away. The separated energy formed a mind of its own and named itself Lilith.

In the Darkstalkers series, she is voiced by Hiroko Konishi, while in Namco × Capcom and the Japanese version of Cross Edge she is voiced by Yuka Imai, and in the English version of Cross Edge by Stephanie Sheh.

Lilith Aensland
Series Darkstalkers
Namco × Capcom
Cross Edge
First game Darkstalkers 3: Vampire Savior (1997)
Created by Akira Yasuda
Designed by CRMK (Darkstalkers 3)
Shukō Murase (anime)
Voiced by (English) Stephanie Sheh (Cross Edge)
Voiced by (Japanese) Yuka Imai (Cross Edge)
Hiroko Konishi (Darkstalkers)

Story

Belial, the ruler of all Makai and Morrigan's adoptive father, foresaw that Makai would be exposed to the crisis of perishing soon. Someone with great power would be needed to maintain the unbalanced world of Makai. Using his near omnipotent foresight, he predicted that one which such power would not be born in the family of Aensland for another 1,200 years. Knowing this, he personally selected Morrigan as his immediate heir.

Morrigan was a very special Succubus; she was born as an "S class" noble. But at that time, a struggle for power had already started between the noble houses. Numerous battles had occurred in various locations. It was unacceptable for a Succubus child to be given such rights to power. To complicate matters further, Morrigan had no way to control the enormous powers that she held within herself. If she were to be left unguided, she would destroy herself and the land around her. Thus, Belial decided to split her powers and isolate them in order to protect her. Morrigan's soul was split into two, one of the halves was isolated in a negative space that Belial had specifically created.

However, her powers could not simply be split 50/50. Because her powers were forcefully divided, they kept drawing towards each other. To counter this effect, Belial took part of her powers and sealed it within himself. Morrigan's soul had been divided into three; one in Morrigan, one in the sealed space and one in Belial's body. When these become one, Morrigan can regain her full powers.

When Belial died, the sealed-off power was supposed to return to its rightful owner. Once this was complete, the next ruler of Makai was supposed to be born, as Belial foresaw it. But because the part which Belial contained had been lost, Morrigan's power had not returned to 100%. Also, a certain 'accident' had occurred in the sealed space that even Belial himself did not notice; the sealed-off power had begun to have its own will. She (Lilith) had begun to recognize herself roughly a decade after the sealing process. As Lilith found out about Makai, her feelings grew. These feelings were different from normal emotions like admiration and jealousy, they were closer to a primitive instinct to return home...

In Darkstalkers 3: Vampire Savior, the demon Jedah releases Lilith and gives her a body -- that of a smaller, more cheerful succubus. In return, Lilith was to lure Morrigan and the other Darkstalkers to him. Lilith seems to enjoy her life until she realizes that she is not the "original" -- she is only a part of another person. She discovers that she often becomes transparent and realizes she has limited time to find her "soul mate", in order to continue her existence. Morrigan also feels that Lilith is a part of her, but she does not feel she needs Lilith as badly as Lilith needs her. Jedah realizes this, and he manipulates Lilith to meet Morrigan so he can use them both to extend his power. However, Lilith knows that Jedah is lying to her. Lilith is only absorbed by Morrigan in Morrigan's ending leaving Morrigan, like Lilith, with a more cheerful personality and a new view on the world. In Lilith's ending, she fails to reach Morrigan's unconscious body in time and appears to fade from existence seconds before Morrigan wakes up, though Morrigan again seems to feel something has changed within her.

Statistics

  • Birth of origin: Makai (demon dimension)
  • Type: Succubus
  • Birth Year: 1688
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Weight: 54 kg (B74-W56-H83 cm)

Gameplay Information

See Lilith Aensland/Vampire Savior moveset information

Trivia

Capcom (during development of Lilith) is rumored to have originally designed Lilith to be the half-angel sister of Morrigan, who hid her angelic heritage due to the Darkstalker title she held, but decided not to do her that way due to the excuse that there were too many angel characters in video games, and promptly went through multiple redesigns to make a much darker Lilith, which is what we have today.

In another series of Darkstalkers-related games, Lilith is portrayed as Morrigan's little sister in one of Morrigan's super moves.

If one observes closely Lilith's get up animation is identical to that of how Nosferatu rises from his coffin in the classic movie.

Lilith is also a secret character in Morrigan's form in Marvel vs. Capcom, who has moves like Lilith in Darkstalkers 3 that look like Morrigan's moves. In that game, regardless of which form of Morrigan you choose, a scene of Morrigan and Lilith fusing together precedes every match. The ending itself depicts them as separate entities and that Lilith is her sister's companion.

Lilith's win quotes from Darkstalkers 3 are often disturbingly suggestive, especially considering her young appearance. She enjoys seeing bloodshed and fighting and considers it to be nothing more than "playing with others."

In Namco x Capcom, Lilith's soul is still told as sealed, but then often called by the Devil Sword Soul Edge who keeps draining her power. Morrigan found her appearance and although the player fights Lilith for the first time; later on, Lilith follows the party. Morrigan helps Lilith by having a "place" within her, but as the effect of Soul Edge's existence, Lilith cannot be one with Morrigan. And later on, although Soul Edge's power has been used for Kagekiyo's (from Genpei Toumaden) sword, Lilith remains out of Morrigan's body, but still alive.

In Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes she appeared alongside Morrigan Aensland, which reveals that she managed to exist but now she acts as her aide in battle. There is also an unlockable character in the game that looks similar to Morrigan but has Lilith's skin color and unique move techniques. She also appears during Morrigan's Darkness Illusion move in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. Lilith also makes a cameo appearance in Pocket Fighter at the end of Morrigan's story. She appears in one of the backgrounds, sitting on a window sill of a castle (note that if Morrigan is in the stage, Lilith will disappear), she teams up with Morrigan in one of Morrigan's special attacks, and she appears in Morrigan's ending.

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References

  1. http://members.tripod.com/~Lillith_Morrigan/Lillith.html


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