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"Now, let's get started on your coaching right away. We're wasting time here."
—Elise

Elise is a managerial young woman and former owner of one of the Venus Islands, who appeared in the July 14, 2021 update for Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation in the DMM/Japanese Steam version, and the August 2, 2022 update for the Singapore Steam/Johren version.

Biography[]

She had previously been an owner for one of the islands in the Venus Islands, including helping set up the Venus Festival. She also implies that she had worked in an office setting before that. However, she ultimately ended up being replaced when she failed to bring about the Venuses' beauty, the point behind the festival. Before leaving, one of the venuses asked her if she enjoyed herself during her time working as the Owner, with Elise taking this to heart enough to wonder what it meant to have fun. At some point, she arrived at the Venus Islands to find the current tenant dozing off with disorganized papers. She then nonchalantly told him she'll have to teach him to be better organized per his job. When the Owner requested he give a condition for her teaching him, specifically that she participate in his Venus Festival, she agreed due to realizing that offering a reward would better motivate him, though she made clear that if he decides he cannot abide by her lessons, she would resign from being a Venus and also revoke his ownership privileges.

Appearance[]

Elise is a fairly tall woman with pale skin, salmon pink hair tied up in a bun (though she eventually manages to quite literally let her hair down after the Owner teaches her the concept of fun), and turquoise eyes surrounded by red eyeshadow. Owing to her business background, she also wore a two-piece swimsuit modeled after a female CEO. She is also among the bustier women on the island, having a bust size of 94.

Personality[]

Elise is depicted as blunt and professional, notably directly telling the Owner that she intends to teach him how to do a better job at running the island. Owing to her professional demeanor, she is also shown to be a firm believer in absolute efficiency, often insisting that the Owner focus on his duties and nothing else due to viewing anything other than his immediate job as "a waste of time." It is implied her demands that the Owner focus entirely on the Venus Festival to the exclusion of all else is rooted in her own failure to set up the festival on time. Aside from her professional demeanor, she is also shown to be kind, as evidenced by her volunteering to take Misaki's place in teaching Tsukushi and Kokoro time management skills. She also was willing to make friends, especially if it was part of her tasks as a Venus.

Largely because of her prior experience as a former owner of at least one of the Venus Islands, and also her adherence to efficiency, she also was willing to pre-emptively and bluntly give her measurements before being asked, as the Owner discovered.

Etymology[]

Elise is an anglicized form of the French name Élise, meaning "My God is Abundance" or "My God is an Oath." However, the Katakana for her name indicates that it was pronounced as "Elize".

Relationships[]

Misaki[]

Misaki met Elise when attempting to ask the Owner for help regarding overseeing the studies of various Venuses, as she herself was busy with other tasks. Elise agreed to help, and afterwards relayed to Misaki how it went. She also attempted to ask Misaki if the Owner had a tendency to slack off and not care about his duties, with Misaki mentioning that, while not super responsible, he if anything is very concerned for the well being of the Venuses, with Elise taking this to heart. Misaki also had Elise swear to ensure the Owner gets even better at his job than before.

During a stargazing festival, Koharu alongside Elise tried to get aid from Misaki regarding how to Stargaze due to her expertise in the field (as neither of them knew how to do so due to little to no actual experience in doing the activity before then). Misaki then gave them some advice regarding knowledge on stars and constellations, as well as it not requiring deep thoughts and "the most important" part about it before getting back to work.

Kokoro[]

Elise, subbing for Misaki, acted as a teacher for Kokoro as well as Tsukushi in regards to studies. Elise also helped Kokoro with some difficulty with a problem, deducing that she merely was confused on how similar the problem was to the prior one.

Tsukushi[]

Elise, subbing for Misaki, acted as a teacher for Tsukushi as well as Kokoro in regards to studies. During the study period, an incident occurred where Tsukushi was entranced with Elise's bust, although Elise paid it no mind other than Tsukushi not paying attention, and gently told her to pay attention next time.

Tsukushi later acted as a student for Elise again, this time alongside the Owner, with the subject matter dealing with drowning rescues. Tsukushi was assigned to do a report by Elise, knowing that Tsukushi wished to use her experiences as a basis for creating manga as a subtle attempt at encouraging her. Elise also assigned her to Sayuri for the actual practice session.

Tamaki[]

Tamaki met Elise after the latter was given an unplanned break by the Boss, with the two making small chat. Elise agreed to the chat mostly because she was aware that interacting with her fellow Venuses was a vital part of her job. It was later revealed that Tamaki was intended to act as an escort towards Elise's welcoming party, which resulted in Elise meeting the other girls, in particular Patty. When Elise got concerned that the Owner didn't show up for her welcoming party, Tamaki was understanding of Elise's abrupt departure to check on the Owner.

Patty[]

Patty met Elise by accident at the latter's welcoming party, as she intended to talk with Tamaki. She then proceeded to show her the white dress Tamaki prepared for her as a demonstration of Tamaki's lessons for being fashionable. She eventually learned that Elise was mentoring the Owner just as Tamaki was mentoring her. She also wondered if she was teaching him to be fashionable, although Elise mentioned she was actually teaching a different subject altogether, relating to business matters such as studying, though Patty was more confused on the subject.

Nyotengu[]

Elise brought Nyotengu into her room to ask for her age in person, being suspicious about her claim of being over a millennia old in her file. She warned her that there would be severe consequences if she lied about her age. She didn't believe Nyotengu's claim of being a tengu, although she later changed her mind after Nyotengu proved her claim by summoning a gust of wind in her room. Largely because of the aforementioned incident, and partly in an attempt at "loosening up" Elise due to her more onerous and strict demeanor, Nyotengu decided to spend the day with her, culminating in the two shopping for a swimsuit for Elise.

Lobelia[]

Lobelia met Elise as the latter was being helped by Nyotengu regarding outfit selections. She gave some pointers to Elise regarding how to choose a suit for the festival, though she admitted Elise's firm choice might have been a little too sexy for the boss.

Kanna[]

Kanna met Elise when the latter was tasked with acting as an overseer for a rock climbing event. Despite meeting her face to face, she was not at all surprised at Kanna being an Oni, both because she already reviewed her file, and because of a prior encounter with Nyotengu, to Kanna's chagrin as she had planned to make Elise into a minion of hers. Largely because of this, she didn't even bother to ask proof for Kanna's age. She was initially reluctant to rock climb with Kanna due to the owner previously relegating her to a more observational role for the event, although due to Kanna's insistence, the Owner changed it to have Elise directly participate against Kanna. While competing, largely due to Kanna's arrogance, the two nearly fell from the cliff (Elise due to straining to hold on to Kanna's hand), with the Owner catching the two before they hit the ground and got injured. After climbing more cautiously, Kanna also beckoned Elise to watch the sunset from up top, explaining why Kanna was eager to have her climb with her.

She later disciplined Kanna alongside the Owner after deducing that the latter party had conspired to a prank involving using Nyotengu's trademark fan to blow just below the girls to cause their skirts to rise (as well as damaging Elise's own outfit), even making sure to confiscate the fan and keep an eye on them afterwards, which she revealed to Misaki after a similar gust all of a sudden appeared underneath her afterwards.

Elise alongside Kanna, Monica, and Koharu later helmed a film production involving fighting girls, with Elise acting as a co-director for the film. Largely because of this, Elise and Kanna had a brief squabble during filming largely because of their differing philosophies regarding how to conduct the film (Elise, due to her time efficient nature, wanting to stick with the script as closely as possible to save both time and money, while Kanna insisted on wanting to ad-lib everything in her role due to wanting instant stardom).

Koharu[]

Elise alongside Nanami, met Koharu after the latter invited the two and several other girls over for Japanese tea and snacks, with Elise in particular being motivated to learn more about Japanese culture. Elise was particularly impressed with Koharu's manners, even beyond her job. She also deduced some elements on what the snacks were meant for (namely raising blood sugar enough to endure hot springs due to the heat from the springs making people sick otherwise).

The two were later involved in a filming production of fighting girls (implied to belong to the same film series that Leifang started), with Elise acting as the director of the movie and also playing the role of one of the protagonists, while Koharu was to portray an antagonist alongside Kanna. However, she inadvertently caused chaos on the set due to using Nyotengu's fan in an attempt to "provide hospitality." Elise was reluctant to flee the area due to insistence that they finish the scene.

Elise and Koharu later engaged in an onsen event together (mostly because Elise was the final Onsen customer before a late-night festival the two were to participate in together entailing jewelry). While bathing together, Elise and Koharu made small talk about how their time at the island and bonding with the Owner changed them, with Koharu indirectly hinting at her crush on the Boss, although she later changed the subject after Elise noticed her blushing from this and believed she was getting heat exhaustion. After getting dressed in the jewelry themed outfits that the Boss left for them in advance, the two also made some small talk about the meanings of various jewelry, with Elise in particular explaining to Koharu what her "violet sapphire" themed dress was likely meant to represent.

The two convened by accident during a stargazing festival (as they were intending to meet up with the Boss). As they both were trying to find a way to repay the Boss for both the outfits and their overall time with him, they decided to stargaze together. After getting advice from Misaki, Elise after Koharu not only found her constellation of Capricornus, but also relayed a bit of its history, noted it fit well with her ties to a historical inn. Elise herself, however, was unable to find her constellation of Virgo due to it not being in season yet.

Owner[]

Elise was assigned to act as the Owner's life coach to ensure he got back on track regarding managing the Venus Islands. Their first meeting did not start off well, with her being somewhat annoyed that the Owner was oversleeping and had piles of papers strewn about. Nevertheless, she was willing to agree to rewarding the Owner at his request, largely due to realizing that might better motivate him. She then spent time teaching him proper etiquette as well as other duties. However, she once called off a session early citing being "under the weather" when the Owner mentioned he has fun when she teaches him (it is implied that the actual reason is because the Owner unintentionally triggered bad memories for how she got replaced as a former owner). She eventually requested that the Owner teach her some things, in particular how to have fun as she never understood the concept, nor could she even conceive prior to meeting the owner the possibility of having fun actually improving work instead of slacking off. Afterwards, she even went as far as to thank the Owner for not only teaching what it meant to have fun, but even helping her realize what actually caused her to fail in bringing out the Venuses beauty that caused her being replaced earlier. In the Japanese versions, she frequently refers to the Owner as "anata" (貴方), even in strictly professional interactions.

Appearances[]

Dead or Alive appearances[]

Music themes[]

The following are the music themes used for Elise throughout the series.

Theme Game appearances
"Waste My Time" Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • She is the fifth girl in Xtreme Venus Vacation to not have a known place of origin, after Luna, Fiona, Monica, and Lobelia. However, the Katakana in her name using "Elize" as well as her favorite food of Stollen implies that she hails from a German-speaking country.
    • In her ninth episode, she mentioned that she lived near an ocean for a significant period of time yet never fully experienced being immersed in it until the Owner taught her to have fun, although it is not made clear whether this implied that her homeland had an ocean nearby, or if it was simply in relation to her overall duties at the Venus Islands as both a former Owner and her current position as a Venus.
    • Although not Japanese, she was at least familiar with certain Japanese concepts, as she accurately stated the intended purposes of certain Japanese snacks before entering an onsen. In addition, she also had some familiarity with Japanese mythology, as she admitted she heard of tengu, but still didn't believe Nyotengu's claims to being one until she gave sufficient evidence to the claim.
  • She is the third girl to not use honorifics for the Boss, after Misaki and Nanami, and the first to not be Japanese. It's implied in her case that this was because she technically outranked the Boss due to her status as a life coach.
  • She is the sixth girl to explicitly give the Owner her measurements, after Nagisa, Monica, Sayuri, Tsukushi, and Nanami, and followed by Tina. Of them, she is the only one who does so without being asked beforehand, shocking the Owner, as well as the first one to do so without reluctance, followed by Tina.
  • According to her second episode, she doesn't actually have hobbies or believe in them due to viewing them as a complete waste of time, but she ultimately settled on collecting stationery and getting qualifications after realizing they wouldn't detract from her work. The same episode also indicates that she enjoys jelly drinks specifically because they're easy to replenish, owing to her absolute adherence to efficiency.
  • During the July 20, 2021 livestream, an announcement was made for a one-day Twitter date with Elise that would occur on July 25, 2021.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The same livestream had Elise in a live-voiced segment suggesting that date as the "reward" to the player for answering a quiz correctly.
  • Elise in the DMM version is tied with Nagisa, Tina, Kanna, Shandy, Yukino, and Shizuku as having the second-most paid SSRs during her debut period (not counting her birthday outfits), having three total. Only Leifang has more.
    • On a related note, Elise is the first girl to have a paid collab suit during her paid period, having a paid suit modeled after Piscalat's civilian attire in The Itaden Deities Only Know Peace. This was most likely because Asami Seto, Elise's voice actress, also did the voice for Piscalat.
  • With the release of Elise, the series has officially debuted more playable female characters in the Xtreme series than in the main series, this obviously not counting Kasumi clones, guest characters or the ones that first appeared in the Ninja Gaiden series.
  • Elise is the first character to have both SSR accessories made available during a single ranking event (both being included in the accessory shop).
  • She is the fifth character to hold an explicit job on the Venus Islands besides participating in the festivals, after Misaki (who acts as the part-time Supporter for the Owner), Tamaki (who designs various wardrobes for the events), Monica (who runs the local casino), and Sayuri (who acts as a nurse). In Elise's case, she manages the Owner to keep him to his schedule.
  • According to Sakuta's commentary in Famitsu's coverage for the fourth anniversary, Elise was largely created under the idea of the owner liking to be "scolded", and her scolding nature was deliberately designed to be similar yet different to that of Nagisa. Her status as senior owner was also one of the final elements implemented into her character due to wanting to address the issue of whether or not there were any owners besides that of the player character in the game.[9]
    • Concept art for Elise revealed that, while overall similar to the final design, her default suit would have had minor variances, including black and/or white mary jane shoes, pantyhose, varying skirts, and a necktie.
  • Although Elise was established to be a prior Owner of the Island, it's not made clear if she was aware of Zack's ties to the island.

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