Lisa Lisa (リサリサ Risa Risa), full name Elizabeth Joestar (エリザベス・ジョースター Erizabesu Jōsutā), is a primary ally featured in the second part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Battle Tendency, but introduced as a tertiary character in the first part, Phantom Blood.
Lisa Lisa is a Ripple master and mentor to Caesar Zeppeli and Joseph Joestar, residing in Venice but whose past is initially unknown. She leads the Ripple Users' efforts in battling the Pillar Men. Later, it is revealed that she is Joseph's mother.
Lisa Lisa is a tall and fit woman. Beautiful and poised, she has light eyes and long, dark hair. Lisa Lisa's real age is 50, but her Ripple training has allowed her to appear as though she were still in her late 20s.
Her most known clothes were worn during the last fight with Kars, She wears earrings, a dark strapless dress with shorted-skirt, black pantyhose, a pair of high heels and a long, Ripple-conducting scarf. Occasionally she also wears a pair of aviator sunglasses.
Lisa Lisa is like any Ripple Master, a dignified and courageous woman, facing the Pillar Men without fear, and confidently confronts any challenge she encounters, especially in regards to fighting someone. Lisa Lisa takes some pride in her fighting ability, and tells Joseph that she doesn't need a youngster like him to win. Lisa Lisa is constantly portrayed as a brave woman, being able to bluff Kars into sparing her and Joseph when they are surrounded by vampires without letting any emotion transpire, and in the past, immediately killed the zombie who murdered her husband George II, forcing her to hide in Europe.
As the master of Caesar and Joseph, she skillfully employs harsh and apparently life-threatening training for her students, and is severe to Joseph, whose antics she doesn't tolerate during his training. Being the de facto leader of the Ripple Users, she is an authoritative leader and reminds everyone that their emotions are secondary to their goal of defeating the Pillar Men. After Caesar's death, Lisa Lisa tries to maintain an insensitive facade, telling Joseph to immediately focus on the fight. However, Joseph points out her loss of composure, upon which she breaks down in tears, illustrating her deep feelings for Caesar as a student and comrade.
Otherwise Lisa Lisa behaves like a normal if elegant woman. She managed to reknit another life after her battle against the Pillar Men threat, notably marrying again and coming to live in the United States.
Illustrating her talent and skill, she first appears standing on an oar on a surface of water, turning it into a high bar on charged pillars of water. It is mentioned during the events of the chariot arc that her Ripple is at least three times more powerful than Joseph's. Her ability for training others results in Caesar and Joseph's rapid growth into Ripple masters in their own rights.
Elizabeth, or Lisa Lisa was born on December 1888. Elizabeth was present as a baby on the boat attacked by Dio Brando at the end of Phantom Blood. Her mother was killed by a Zombie during the attack and she fell in the engine room holding Elizabeth in her arms, near Jonathan Joestar and Erina. Reminded of his own mother who died with him in her arms, Jonathan requests Erina to leave him and protect the baby. He shields them from an explosion and manages to trap Dio's head in his arms, allowing Erina and the baby to hide in the explosion-proof coffin.
Erina, Elizabeth and the unborn George II were the only living survivors of the destruction of the boat and were eventually rescued near the Canary Islands.
As a young adult, Elizabeth eventually married George II, and they had one son, Joseph. George, unfortunately, was not trained properly in the art of the Ripple, and was killed by his higher-ranking military official after discovering that he happened to be a zombie who had served Dio. Elizabeth murdered her husband's killer, split his body in two with a Ripple-infused karate chop and destroyed his body with the Ripple. However, a passing major witnessed the act. The military, unaware of such things as Zombies, thought that Elizabeth committed a simple murder and burned the commander's corpse. The army broadcasted news of Elizabeth's crime and she became a fugitive, taking the name of "Lisa Lisa" and hiding in Venice, in Air Supplena Island. The Speedwagon Foundation helped her to erase all evidence of her existence.
Afterwards, Lisa Lisa collaborated with Mario Zeppeli in order to find a way to stop the Pillar Men, but Mario was killed by a trap. Incidentally, Mario sacrificed himself for his own estranged son, Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli, who came to Lisa Lisa and underwent some Ripple training.
Battle Tendency (1938-39)
Disguised, Lisa Lisa accidentally crosses path with Caesar and Joseph near the canals and recognizes her son. However, she fights him to test his ability. Lisa Lisa easily wins and although she is impressed by Joseph's natural level, she notes his lack of skill and forces him to wear a special Ripple-breathing Mask to force him to breathe the Ripple continuously. Lisa Lisa then brings the two men to her island and tosses them immediately at the bottom of the Hell Climb Pillar to force them to surpass themselves. Watching them without pity, Lisa Lisa sees Joseph trying to climb with a rope and cuts it. Lisa Lisa witnesses Joseph passing the trial in his own unique way and tolerates that Caesar helps him climb the last stretch of the pit. Joseph initially seeks revenge but Lisa Lisa gives him an upside down glass of water which Joseph can contain without effort. Impressed, Joseph immediately accepts her as his master. Lisa Lisa then subjects her two students to a month of hellish training with the help of her assistants Loggins and Messina.
Near the end of the month, Lisa Lisa reveals that she's in possession of the Red Stone of Aja and mentions that destroying it would make fighting the Pillar Men just that much more difficult hence why she keeps it on her person. Esidisi manages to steal the stone from her when she was taking a bubble bath and attempted to attack her while she was naked and vulnerable while possessing her maid Suzi Q but is saved with the help of Joseph and Caesar. Under a hypnosis power, Lisa Lisa manages to read Suzi Q's thought and discovers that Esidisi has sent the Red Stone of Aja to Switzerland.
In here, the Stone is intercepted by a squad of German soldiers and their mysterious commander invites the group to his chalet. That same night, Kars infiltrates the chalet and almost manages to steal the Stone. By following the exact address of Esidisi's package, the group discovers the lair of the Pillar Men: an abandoned hotel. Eager to fight, Caesar and Messina go first to the hotel, followed by Joseph and Lisa Lisa. However, Wamuu manages to kill Caesar and gravely wounds Messina. Lisa Lisa sees that Caesar has been crushed by a rock and though she tries to keep her composure, she eventually cries for her student. Lisa Lisa and Joseph decide to head further into the hotel and are attack by a Vampire named Wired Beck. Lisa Lisa effortlessly kills the Vampire. She and Joseph finally enter a large hall where Kars and an army of a hundred Vampires wait for them. However, Lisa Lisa manages to bluff Kars by mentioning a time bomb that will explode if she does not return and negotiates a contest: two one-on-one battles for the fate of the Red Stone. Kars accepts and releases Joseph to bring the Stone.
That night, the contest begins. Lisa Lisa thus observes closely the match between Joseph and Wamuu. After Joseph wins, Lisa Lisa steps in. She fights Kars and seemingly defeats him with a Ripple kick to the head, but it is revealed that it was merely a double; she is stabbed in the back from the real Kars' light blades and loses consciousness. Kars takes the Red Stone and sics his Vampires on Joseph but the Speedwagon Foundation and Rudol von Stroheim's unit come to the rescue equipped with UV lights. It is eventually revealed that she is Joseph's long-lost mother, despite her youthful appearance. Joseph manages to protect Lisa Lisa but Kars manages to combine the Red Stone with a Stone Mask and uses Stroheim's UV light to activate the Mask. He becomes the Ultimate Thing.
After Joseph fights and wins against Kars, he is thought to have died. A funeral is organized and Lisa Lisa participates in it, only to see Joseph coming to them and reveal that he was alive all along.
Lisa Lisa personally reveals to Joseph that she is his mother later after Joseph's "funeral". She eventually remarries a Hollywood screenwriter in 1948 when she is 60 years old. It is mentioned that Joseph talked to her about the Joestar Birthmark at an undisclosed period of time.
Chapters / Episodes
- “Hey the big guy on the left, I don't like your face. I'm gonna have to hurt you.”
- “I'm impressed you can move that well on water without training. But! You'll need to be able to face death to fully grow in a month!”
- “I'm not teaching you the Ripple to save your life. I'm teaching you to become warriors that can defeat the Pillar Men... that's all.”
- “A crude individual like you... I don't want to either talk to nor see. And if you want to "hug" me tight, give it a try... and be ready to die doing so!”
- “My life hasn't been so peaceful that I'd hide behind a kid who's not even in his twenties yet!”
- “My breathing gives me power, Jorge. I promise I'll protect you.”
Creation and Development
For the second part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hirohiko Araki decided to have a female character play the part of the Ripple master. He wondered what it would be like for a female to follow up the Ripple master Will Anthonio Zeppeli from Phantom Blood. There also weren't "too many female characters" in the series at the time. Araki also thinks Lisa Lisa works well when paired with Joseph and Caesar.
Araki mentions that the first obstacle in designing Lisa Lisa was her name, saying, "Back then, if you picked a non-Japanese name for your character, it was a challenge to get the audience to remember it." Thus, "Lisa Lisa" was chosen. Araki believes that a repetitious name like "JoJo" would help, and that it phonetically resembles Japanese to some extent.
At the time of Battle Tendency's serialization, the females in other shonen manga were depicted as "a man's ideal girl": cute types who would giggle during conversations. Because of this, Araki felt that a warrior-type female like Lisa Lisa felt fresh. Lisa Lisa's personality was inspired by an incredibly smart girl in Araki's neighborhood who tutored him when he was in elementary school, since he felt intimidated by her. He also personally admits that he's fond of female characters who are capable of fighting for themselves. He commented on his intents to have Lisa Lisa portrayed with "uncommon realism" for women in shonen comics, but he was held back from going as far as he would have liked with her.
Finally, Araki states that in addition to functioning as a master people weren't used to seeing a woman fight. In battles, the one who is physically stronger would win, but Araki realized that if supernatural abilities were involved a woman can fight evenly with a strong male. "In other words," Araki says, "if the battle is between those with supernatural powers, physical appearance has nothing to do with strength."
Lisa Lisa makes a cameo appearance in the Capcom arcade game. When Joseph performs his "Teachings" super move, images of Lisa Lisa briefly appear as Joseph whispers her name while he blasts the opponent. If the same super move is done by "JOJO" (Part 2 Joseph), Caesar will appear instead of Lisa Lisa.
Lisa Lisa makes her first playable appearance in the PS3 game as a DLC character (along with Old Joseph, as part of Campaign #2, named "Ripple Masters"). As a Ripple-user character (along with Jonathan Joestar, Will Anthonio Zeppeli, Joseph [Both Parts 2 and 3], and Caesar), Lisa Lisa can recharge her Heart Heat Gauge through "Ripple Breath" by holding down the Style button, performing a pose, as well as deliver enhanced versions of skills if Style is inputted in place of normal attack buttons. Lisa Lisa has 900 HP.
Lisa Lisa returns as part of the base roster for ASBR. She keeps her updated appearance, color scheme and render from Eyes of Heaven. Besides balance updates, Lisa Lisa plays relatively the same.
The localization includes a slight name change, spelling her name as "Lisa Lisa (Elizabeth)" everywhere, even in subtitles where the characters are only saying "Lisa Lisa".
Lisa Lisa also appears on the stage "The Battlefield" as a background character along with Kars. If Joseph is one of the combatants ingame, Lisa Lisa will cheer him on. This is assuming that Lisa Lisa herself is not part of the fight.
Lisa Lisa always starts the match wearing sunglasses; if she get hits by a HHA/GHA, she will drop them on the stage (making her the only character in the game who can lose an item of clothing during a match). Lisa Lisa's alternate costume features her Italian Oarsman's outfit worn during her debut; by wearing this costume, a mask will replace the sunglasses.
During a fight, Lisa Lisa can use several different attacks that were featured in Battle Tendency.
Lisa Lisa encapsulates the rare and unconventional "Rekka" archetype of character, firmly within 'rushdown'. Most of her skills begin or are part of a "Ripple Chain" exclusive to her playstyle, allowing her to successively branch and chain as many moves together as she desires to rapidly confuse a defending opponent. However, there are recovery gaps in-between many of her looping attacks so as to prevent the chain from becoming an inescapable perpetual combo, or let her pressure her opponent's guard indefinitely.
Lisa Lisa's various Ripple Chain attacks offer immense burst damage, allowing her to deal devastating combos for less effort. Her skills are especially built for 'mix-ups', leaving the opponent unsure whether to defend high or low. More importantly, her esoteric playstyle allows her to rapidly overwhelm those unfamiliar with her arsenal. Even with gaps in her offense, she can utilize moves that properly defend against or avoid incoming attacks in anticipation, up to and including her powerful GHA, forcing her opponent to remain cautious.
Her biggest weakness is an intrinsic one: the barrier of entry necessary to wield her. Lisa Lisa's unusual style of control when attacking calls for a much greater degree of precision and focus to utilize. As a result, she's widely considered one of the most difficult characters in the game with an extraordinarily high level of execution. As a rushdown character, few of her moves extend past close-range, meaning she requires more effort to close the distance and is less versatile overall. In addition, she's somewhat dependent on Heart Heat to keep her vulnerability to a minimum; If skills within the Ripple Chain aren't Ripple-enhanced, her opponent can easily recover and be given the chance to defend or even retaliate during the Chain.
Lisa Lisa is a highly technical, unorthodox fighter who requires great skill to properly play. However, once mastered, she offers consistently high close-ranged damage output and the means to repeatedly outmaneuver and outsmart her foe, winning battles in explosive bursts.
Lisa Lisa breathes out to produce the Ripple, charging her Heart Heat Gauge. As a Ripple master, Lisa Lisa's Ripple Breath replenishes the HHG faster than most other Ripple users, being roughly 150% of the normal rate and tying with Zeppeli's for fastest in the game.
Lisa Lisa quickly slides clockwise to the opponent's side, granting her some invulnerability and allowing for sudden evasion to a higher degree than the standard Sidestep. This skill activates the Ripple Chain.
After a move that begins/loops the Ripple Chain is performed, Lisa Lisa will automatically reset into a neutral stance with a spin, during which the Ripple Chain may be continued on input.
Lisa Lisa performs a short hop followed by a spinning kick. This skill activates the Ripple Chain.
Lisa Lisa performs a downward strike with her hand infused with the Ripple. This skill activates the Ripple Chain. If Ripple-enhanced, the move deals more damage and leaves the opponent crumpling, leaving no room for them to recover between attacks.
This move can only be performed in mid-air. Lisa Lisa throws a knife downward. This skill activates the Ripple Chain upon her landing. If Ripple-enhanced, the knife shocks the opponent, hitting them up to five times and leaving no room for them to recover between attacks.
A Ripple Chain attack. Lisa Lisa swings her Ripple-infused scarf around to smack the opponent. This attack can either follow up with a skill that continues the Ripple Chain or a finisher.
Lisa Lisa follows up by dashing toward the opponent. This skill loops the Ripple Chain.
A Ripple Chain attack. Lisa Lisa performs a flip and drop-kicks the opponent, before landing on her feet. This skill is a middle attack that cannot be blocked crouching, and can either follow up with another skill that continues the Ripple Chain or a finisher.
Lisa Lisa follows up with a back-flipping kick. This skill loops the Ripple Chain.
A Ripple Chain attack. Lisa Lisa performs a spinning double kick while on one hand. This skill is a low attack and cannot be blocked crouching, and can either follow up with a skill that continues the Ripple Chain or a finisher.
Lisa Lisa follows up by leaping over the opponent. She may perform a normal air attack while airborne, but doing so will cancel the Ripple Chain. This skill loops the Ripple Chain.
A Ripple Chain finisher. Lisa Lisa infuses the Ripple into her scarf and twirls it, hitting the opponent and leaving them crumpling. If Ripple-enhanced, this attack does more damage, but immediately knocks the opponent down, leaving no room to continue the assault.
A Ripple Chain finisher. Using her scarf to prop her up, Lisa Lisa delivers a potent drop kick, knocking the opponent down. This move is a middle attack that cannot be blocked crouching, and an attack that can hit downed opponents. If Ripple-enhanced, the attack does more damage.
A Ripple Chain finisher. Lisa Lisa flips over the opponent and sends a pulse of Ripple directly into their head with both hands crossed (similar to how she placed the breathing mask on Joseph). This skill is an unblockable command Throw. If Ripple-enhanced, the attack does more damage.
Lisa Lisa, using just her index finger, sends a blast of Ripple into her opponent.
Lisa Lisa holds up the Red Stone of Aja high above her head. After a short brief period of her channeling Ripple energy into it, the Stone fires off a focused, powerful, and unblockable laser at a downward angle. If the opponent is hit, they will be knocked to the ground as Lisa Lisa proudly states that she must protect the Stone.
A counterattack GHA that can also be chained into during the Ripple Chain. Lisa Lisa gracefully twirls her scarf around her not unlike a ballerina. If the opponent strikes her with a non-Throw, they'll be repelled into the air by a sudden blast of Ripple. Wrapping the Ripple-embedded scarf around the opponent to trap them, Lisa Lisa states that it is Satiporoja Beetle-thread, able to conduct 100% of the Ripple. She then rapidly assaults the helpless opponent with a flurry of Ripple-infused punches and kicks, all whilst noting that the scarf was specially made and expensive. Lisa Lisa finishes by delivering a final back-flipping kick as she retrieves the scarf and unravels the opponent in a single motion.
Notably enough, this GHA deals roughly ~37% of the opponent's max health in damage, making it the second most powerful Great Heat Attack in the entire game, bested only by Diavolo's, whose GHA deals ~42%.
Lisa Lisa was confirmed for the game alongside Pet Shop.
As a Ripple User, Lisa Lisa has a Ripple Gauge that determines the strength of her attacks. Filling up the gauge will automatically empower her Normal and Powerful Attacks, and enhance/alter the properties of all her skills. It will also shorten the cooldown time on said skills. Using skills will drain a portion of the Ripple Gauge until there's an insufficient amount to use.
- Style Action - Ripple Breathing: Lisa Lisa performs a pose and Ripple Breathes, filling up the Ripple Gauge. She cannot move and is vulnerable to attacks while doing so.
- Snake Scarf!: Using her scarf to prop her up, Lisa Lisa delivers a potent drop kick, causing any opponent hit to be crumpled and be left open to further attacks. This move can be cancelled into a jump before the attack is delivered, causing her to leap forward. If Ripple-enhanced, the skill executes quicker and Lisa Lisa gains invincibility through the attack until she cancels or finishes it.
- All I need is this scarf!: Lisa Lisa swipes her Ripple-infused scarf horizontally to smack opponents. Opponents hit will be sent into the ground and bounce high into the air. If Ripple-enhanced, the skill does more damage to an opponent's guard. It will also deal more damage depending on how much of the Ripple Gauge is filled.
- You picked a bad time to test me!: Lisa Lisa infuses the Ripple into her scarf and twirls it, ensnaring and drawing in opponents caught. This move can be cancelled with a Normal Attack. If Ripple-enhanced, the skill will execute quicker.
- Blasphemy is prohibited!: Lisa Lisa leaps backwards into the air and throws a knife, knocking down any opponent hit. If locked-on, she will throw the knife at her target, otherwise throwing it downward at an angle. The knife itself has slight homing capabilities. If it hits the ground or a wall, if will stick to that surface and act as a Ripple trap, sending out its energy to crumple opponents that touch it. If Ripple-enhanced, Lisa Lisa throws two knives, and if locked-on, one of them will land in front of the opponent. This skill will deal more damage depending on how much of the Ripple Gauge is filled.
- EX - Blasphemy is prohibited!: The skill executes quicker and Lisa Lisa gains invincibility through the attack. She will always throw the knives downwards and the Ripple trap lasts longer.
- EX - All I need is this scarf!: The skill executes quicker and does even more damage to an opponent's guard. Lisa Lisa also gains invincibility through the attack.
- As smooth as silk!: Lisa Lisa must connect the Normal finishing move of a ground combo. (200 Points)
- Every move has a purpose!!: Lisa Lisa must use any Ripple-enhanced skill three times. Any skill will count as long as she lands five of that same skill. (200 Points)
- I'm going to make you even uglier!: Lisa Lisa must perform a combo with at least 30 hits. Landing either of her DHAs will automatically achieve this. (300 Points)
- Shut your mouth, and hide that ugly face!: Lisa Lisa must survive the first 20 counts of the battle timer without taking any damage. (500 Points)
- I haven't lived this long for nothing! I don't need sympathy from some teenager!: Lisa Lisa must Retire an opponent without losing a single health gauge. (800 Points)
Dual Heat Attacks
- Solo - Give me a hug? Just try it.: It works the same as the one from All-Star Battle, except it no longer begins as a counterattack.
- With Joseph - This master and student's beat will cut you deep!: Running up to the opponent, Lisa Lisa strikes with multiple Ripple-powered kicks and a scarf swing, before Joseph ties up the opponent with a rope he had laid during her assault. They then channel a Ripple surge into the Red Stone of Aja, causing it to launch a deadly beam at the helpless opponent.
If paired with Jonathan Joestar, Lisa Lisa will respond with excitement for the chance to fight alongside her savior and father-in-law.
Unlike the previous game, where her main outfit consisted of clothing she wore during the early portion of the Switzerland arc, her attire now reflects the one worn during her battle with Kars, though her main pose is based on the cover of Chapter 72. The costume's color is also based on her anime appearance. However in Story Mode, her main attire is her Switzerland arc outfit.
Diamond Records (Android/iOS)
JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)
Lisa Lisa is a primary ally in the light novel JORGE JOESTAR. She is originally named Elizabeth Straizo (エリザベス・ストレイツォ Erizabesu Sutoreitso) but also has the nickname of Lisa Lisa since she was a child.
While she was a baby on a ship headed to America in 1889, the sudden zombie invasion and death of her parents led to Lisa Lisa naturally breathing in a special way to protect herself. Erina saved the baby and escaped from the ship in Dio Brando's coffin. When Erina opened the lid while in the ocean, she found Dio's feet attached to the coffin. Dio managed to grab Lisa Lisa out of the coffin and cradled the baby by his chest, using her as a hostage. Dio offered to spare Lisa Lisa if Erina offered her blood to him. As Erina could not refuse, Dio handed back Lisa Lisa and drank a lot of blood from Erina without restraint. Dio cooked fish for Erina to keep her body healthy for blood, but Erina chewed the fish and let the baby Lisa Lisa eat it. Dio would also slip his fingers into Erina and Lisa Lisa's arms to inject water into their bodies.
After Dio realized that Erina was attempting to trap him in the bottom compartment of the coffin, Dio pushed Erina into the bottom compartment instead and took Lisa Lisa with him into the top compartment, threatening to eat her if Erina tried something stupid. Later, Erina eventually managed to get Dio into the bottom compartment. Erina and Lisa Lisa are saved by a ship and live at the Canary Islands. She raises both Lisa Lisa and her son George Joestar II for the next eleven years.
While in school, George was constantly bullied by Antonio Torres and his gang of friends. Lisa Lisa would severely beat them up each time but Antonio started getting used to it and continued, making fun of George even more for relying on a girl to save him.
One day in 1900, Antonio tries shoving dog waste into George's mouth but Lisa Lisa beats the bully up like usual. When George starts crying, Lisa Lisa is furious with George, lecturing him not to be so pathetic. She goes back home by herself and cries in her room, worried about George. Erina gives George a stern talk, letting him know that Lisa Lisa will be leaving them to go live in Italy with her adopted father Straizo, when she turns twelve. While George refuses to accept it at first, a strong speech from Erina and seeing Lisa Lisa cry for the first time convinces him to be brave. The next day, Antonio is found murdered and his friend, Julio Gonzales, accuses either George or Lisa Lisa as the culprit since they both left home early and Lisa Lisa wasn't at school yet.
Meanwhile, Tsukumojuku Kato, George's classmate, finds "Antonio" standing at the door. However, it is actually Lisa Lisa who was hiding inside the boy's skin in order to lure out the real murderer. Lisa Lisa steps out of Antonio's skin and introduces herself to the class. She describes four rules that George's classmates must follow in order to stay safe, warning them that they must be home before sundown, and need to stay there with their doors and windows shut until sunrise. Tsukumojuku then states that Lisa Lisa's plan had worked, and the sunlight-hating killer was already in the school. George notices that the hallway had turned dark and gloomy. Lisa Lisa, George, and Tsukumojuku walk down the hall and are confronted by a man who looks like Antonio, standing on the ceiling. The man's name is Alejandro Torres, and he asks if they've seen his son. Alejandro had already eaten Antonio in the morning but then heard he went to school afterwards. Lisa Lisa argues with the vampire and he decides to kill her, but is destroyed by Lisa Lisa's Indigo Blue Overdrive. As an attempt to be brave, George unexpectedly runs in front of her at that moment to Lisa Lisa's surprise, and is also knocked out by the attack.
Christmas arrives and Straizo and the other Ripple warriors go to Erina's house for dinner. Lisa Lisa and George are emotionally uninterested in the party. They talk to each other and she jokes about marrying George with both of them declaring they love each other. The next day, Lisa Lisa leaves with Straizo, Messina, and the others, saying goodbye to George and Erina.
Throughout the years, Lisa Lisa trains with Straizo and travels with him and the other Ripple warriors to kill monsters. She stays in contact with Erina. In 1904, Erina tells Lisa Lisa that a girl named Penelope de la Rosa moved in with them. At some point, Lisa Lisa goes to England researching about Dio Brando's life. She goes to the remains of the Joestar mansion and talks to people in town, who tell her about Jonathan, Erina, and Dio. To Lisa Lisa's surprise, Dio is the most popular person in town and half of the town's citizens still believe that he is innocent. They also believe that Dio never had a girlfriend despite being popular with the ladies because he loved Erina.
After investigating reports of a Mothman sighted in the Canary Islands, Lisa Lisa heads back there with Straizo. She coincidentally finds George in the hospital with stab wounds on his stomach and worriedly asks if he's still being bullied. She doesn't believe that George would do it to himself but Penelope says that it's her fault, apologizing once more. The two women get off on bad terms after Lisa Lisa tries introducing herself, leading to George interrupting before Penelope could summon a clown and entrap Lisa Lisa. Lisa Lisa changes the subject and asks the doctor whether he's had any patients claiming to see a man like a moth. The doctor says several patients have been having nervous breakdowns and while at first he thought it was an illusion or some sort of mass hysteria, he then saw the man with black wings as well. Lisa Lisa warns the doctor not to do what the man says and to lock himself in his house that night.
The three walk back home and find Straizo and Erina inside sipping tea. Lisa Lisa tells Erina that it's time to tell George the truth about his father. Erina then describes the life of Jonathan and Dio Brando, leading to Jonathan's eventual death on their honeymoon. Straizo and Lisa Lisa wonder if there is a Stone Mask on the island because it's the second incident of something supernatural occurring. Lisa Lisa explains that she and Straizo had spoken to the fisherman that rescued Erina and the baby Lisa Lisa from the coffin years ago. It was a large coffin designed to shield the occupant from external blows and the fisherman witnessed Erina also holding something else, about the size of a human head, wrapped in a bundle of fabric made from the hem of Erina's dress. Lisa Lisa questions if Erina had actually brought Dio Brando's head to the island. Although George says Lisa Lisa is being ridiculous, Erina breaks her silence by saying it wasn't Dio's head but rather her husband's, Jonathan's.
Erina takes Lisa Lisa and the others to a secret room in the basement, showing them Jonathan's head. Despite being a baby at the time she was carried by Erina in the coffin, Lisa Lisa has memories of a fearsome man who was in the coffin with them. Erina has Straizo and Penelope go upstairs so she can tell the story of how she survived after the ship's explosion. Before Erina could begin, Lisa Lisa grows impatient and asks Erina if she saved Dio back then. Lisa Lisa suggests that Erina may have been in love with Dio. Erina emotionally scolds Lisa Lisa, saying that a little sixteen year old girl like her should never attempt to speak about matters such as love as if she could understand. She quickly calms down, realizing Lisa Lisa couldn't understand since Erina hasn't told them anything yet. Erina finally begins telling her story, describing Dio's vile personality and everything he did to Jonathan and herself as children, as well as what happened to her and Lisa Lisa in the coffin.
After the story, Lisa Lisa explains that the power Dio had sounded like a Stand, which she learned that some people have while she was training with the Ripple masters. Erina decides it's time for her and George to get off the island and move to England. They take Penelope with them when they move, and Lisa Lisa goes back to Italy with Straizo.
In 1905, Lisa Lisa and the Ripple warriors head to an underground temple in Rome where nobody had set foot in for over a thousand years, trying to retrieve the Red Stone of Aja. However, Lisa Lisa gets separated from Straizo and the others. Suddenly, George mysteriously teleports to Lisa Lisa's side, holding her hand. Lisa Lisa and George talk about George's new life in England and she hopes he isn't being bullied again. After talking about airplanes and how much fun George was having, Lisa Lisa went quiet. Suddenly, they hear a strange noise behind them like a monstrous creature moving against the ground. George realizes that Tsukumojuku brought George there because Lisa Lisa needed him, as she was afraid. George describes the creature as a Gorilla Spider, as if twenty gorillas were fused into one. George realizes that the monster was formed from Lisa Lisa's emotions and tries to calm her down. She wonders if George is actually real or if she is just imagining him as well and then kisses him, but accidentally uses the Ripple on her lips. George is shocked but is relieved that the gorilla spider had gone away.
In the darkness, Lisa Lisa feels the terrain with her Ripple and helps George walk through the temple. The two laugh at each other and kiss again. Eventually, they find a torch in a giant treasure chamber, filled with massive jewels, armor, and weapons. Lisa Lisa finds the Aja affixed to a pendant and has George put it around her neck. She tells George to promise not to tell anyone that she has it, as she has to protect the stone with her life. She hides the pendant inside her clothes and they leave. Finally, the couple exits the temple and reunite with Straizo. Straizo and the others are all shocked to see George and Lisa Lisa lies to them about being unable to find the Aja.
They all head back to the secret base of the Ripple warriors, where George calls home. Penelope answers and tells him that his new friend, Kenton Motorize, is dead. George's airplane was at the scene and Kenton had told her brother, Steven, that George invited her to the cliff beforehand. Shocked, George wonders if it was an accident. However, Erina fights back her tears to explain that Kenton was found with several stab wounds from a knife that bore the Joestar crest, and asks if George could explain what happened to the police and Steven.
George is instantly arrested when he goes back home, but Lisa Lisa secretly hides in his prison cell to keep him company. After the guard brings George back to his cell, Lisa Lisa transmits her Ripple through the ground, inhibiting the guard's thoughts. The guard ends up following his normal routine of putting George back into the cell, locking the door, and then leaving, but his mind couldn't comprehend seeing Lisa Lisa or why there was a refrigerator in the cell. George was unaffected by the Ripple because Lisa Lisa gave him socks made from Satiporoja Beetles. She brings George food, cleans the place, and teaches him things. Lisa Lisa leaves when it's night, thinking it would be improper to be alone with a boy. Six days later, George is visited by Steven. George is worried to see him but Lisa Lisa convinces him to go. After the police finish their report, George is allowed to return home and wait for the court trials. Lisa Lisa and George say their goodbyes to each other, as she has to head back to Straizo for work.
In France, Steven and his father, Ben Motorize, find the group of Ripple warriors while researching methods on how to revive Kenton. After talking to Steven's sister, Darlington, George contacts Lisa Lisa to inform her of Steven and Ben's plans. Lisa Lisa convinces him that the Motorize men are being watched so everything will be fine, and Steven having his own airplane design will come in handy for the upcoming war. She shows Steven and Ben a real zombie and they change their minds about reviving Kenton.
In 1915, George's plane gets damaged by a Gremlin and he has to make an emergency landing in the North Sea. While he's stranded there, Lisa Lisa soon arrives along with Steven. She leaps down from Steven's Motorizing plane, running across the water to ask if George is okay. Lisa Lisa hugs George, explaining that the Ripple master Tonpetty predicted George would crash in the morning and told her the location of where he would be stranded. Steven was the only pilot nearby who could fly her there so they rushed to find him. George suddenly becomes jealous of the thought of Lisa Lisa and Steven getting close, but Lisa Lisa reassures him with a kiss on the cheek.
The trio climb into the Motorizing and head to France. Steven flies the plane, while George sits behind him with Lisa Lisa on his lap. Although the two are embarrassed, they start talking to distract themselves. George tells them about the rumors of the gremlins and how the Motorize family's butler, Faraday, had seen one in 1905, just before Kenton was murdered. Lisa Lisa realizes that it must have followed George from the Canary Islands. They finally reach France and the Ripple masters take the trio to their secret underground lair.
Lisa Lisa realizes that Antonio's discarded skin had lived on as a zombie. Since fifteen years have passed, she calculates that there must be 16,384 (2¹⁴) clones of Antonio by now if all of them constantly cloned themselves every year. They also determine that not all of the gremlins that pilots have reported seeing were Antonio, since their descriptions didn't fully match up. Some descriptions of gremlins were short whereas others had different features. They were making up stories based on their fear and then their planes would get damaged just like they imagined, like how Lisa Lisa previously imagined the Gorilla Spider in Rome's temple. They recall how the Mothman incident was a similar occurrence of mass hysteria.
George and Lisa Lisa theorize about Antonio Torres and how he could operate in daylight by hiding inside human bodies. They worry about his capability of quickly creating zombies all over the world. Straizo asks how they can fight zombies inside fighter planes, but Lisa Lisa assures him that George will shoot all the zombies down. Just then, a Ripple warrior informs them that English zombies are attacking their base. Steven leads George and Lisa Lisa to two of his Motorizing planes. They get into one and Steven hops into the other. As they fly out of the cave, they notice at least a dozen English Air Force planes flying above them, dropping bombs onto the base. George and Steven engage in aerial warfare with the zombies, shooting them all down with their plane's machine guns. As Lisa Lisa praises George's skills, another Antonio appears, angry that George grew up into an adult before he did. Lisa Lisa suddenly declares that she and George should get married after this war, before grabbing Antonio and turning him into dust.
As they fly toward London, Lisa Lisa asks George for a quick rundown on how to fly planes. About an hour later, she gets the hang of it and pushes the flight stick to have their plane be directly in front of Steven's. She then jumps out of the cockpit and lands onto Steven's plane. She taps Steven's shoulder and uses the Ripple to extract his wings out of his back, as she thought it would be useful for him. Lisa Lisa then heads back to George's plane as the war continues. They promise each other that they'll both live and get married. George and Steven admire Lisa Lisa's fighting skills, as she jumps from plane to plane frying each zombie pilot with her powers. Lisa Lisa destroys the last zombie in the sky and jumps into George's plane, hugging him.
The Ripple warriors begin investigating England and institute a national health exam to make sure there are no zombies hiding inside citizens. Lisa Lisa travels with them and George continues fighting in the World War.
Tonpetty prophesies that George would die around the time he gets married with Lisa Lisa. Worried, Lisa Lisa starts distancing herself from George and they don't see each other or even contact each other in three years. In 1918 when the war concludes, George realizes that they were only together for two weeks in the last seventeen years, but it felt like they spent a lot more time together. Determined to revitalize his relationship, George heads to Switzerland after Erina tells him where Lisa Lisa currently is located.
As soon as George finds Lisa Lisa, he asks why Lisa Lisa wanted to marry him if she doesn't love him. He becomes speechless after realizing what he said sounded like an immature toddler, but Lisa Lisa just laughs and assures him of her genuine love for him. Lisa Lisa apologizes about not going to see George, revealing Tonpetty's prophecy. She starts crying but George promises that he won't die and leave her alone. After speaking with Tonpetty, the Ripple master suddenly claims that there is a god looking out for George and if George believes in this power, then he won't die. On the other hand, if he can't put his faith in it, he'll be brutally murdered by something terrifying. George realizes that he must believe in Beyond, which Tsukumojuku had told him about.
George and Lisa Lisa head back home and announce their engagement, while also planning for their wedding. George is relieved to see how happy Penelope is since she and Lisa Lisa disliked each other when they were younger. Penelope insists that if it was anyone else she would be jealous, but she's glad that George is marrying Lisa Lisa. After hearing that Lisa Lisa is pregnant, Erina, Penelope, and Speedwagon, are extremely happy. She decides not to tell Straizo just yet until things have settled down. Speedwagon starts sending them numerous baby gifts for both genders until the baby is born. They name their son Joseph Joestar and even as a baby, the boy inherited Lisa Lisa's Ripple talents. George would get shocked every time he tried holding him or changing his diaper, so Lisa Lisa gave him a scarf made of the Satiporoja beetle's thread. They set their wedding date at the end of the year so that Joseph would be big enough.
On the day of their wedding, November 11, 1920, George notices that Steven hasn't arrived yet despite being his best man. Thus, George goes to the Motorize home to investigate. After not hearing from George, Lisa Lisa and Penelope arrive at the Motorize residence and cry, assuming that George had died due to the shredded pieces of his uniform on the ground. Lisa Lisa tearfully kills Antonio and the body of William Cardinal he was possessing. Furious at George's supposed death, Penelope accidentally creates a locked room made from the 920,000 Antonios and torn up bits of them. The giant locked room surrounds the whole world, swallowing everything up.
Dio Brando fights Kars in the skies of London, after both traveled back in time from the future through Cube House. Lisa Lisa sees a boy enjoying himself in Penelope's embrace and slaps his head, assuming that he's a pervert. Jorge Joestar introduces himself as a detective, handing over his business card. Lisa Lisa's ability to fluently speak Japanese impresses the boy. Although he decides not to tell Lisa Lisa about Kars in case it causes a time paradox, Penelope does so anyways. Penelope declares her resolve to Lisa Lisa that she will find George and bring him back. Meanwhile, Jorge is jealous that the other George has beautiful women who care for him. Noticing that the sun is setting, Lisa Lisa thinks that Dio has a strategy in mind and must be buying time for it.
Funny Valentine flings a cape around Jorge but before it could cover him, Lisa Lisa punches Funny's cheek with the Ripple. However, the cape falls onto Jorge anyways and he is teleported to a parallel world along with Funny.
Later, the giant Antonio surrounding the country tries to save Dio. Lisa Lisa runs across Antonio's body upside down and dodges his giant punches. She places the Red Stone of Aja on Antonio's stomach and uses her technique, Sunset Orange Overdrive. Antonio shrieks from the Ripple traveling throughout his body and starts crumbling. Kars tells Lisa Lisa, Jorge, and Narancia Ghirga to stop killing the giant Antonio or they won't be able to return England back to its original timeline, so Lisa Lisa temporarily uses the opposite type of Ripple on his body to slow down the effects of her original attack.
Lisa Lisa follows Jorge and the others to Trinity Church in the second universe, where they confront Dio one last time. Erina shows herself to Dio first, fueling his anger. Next, Lisa Lisa steps out of the darkness holding Joseph in her arms. Dio roars with confusion as to why Lisa Lisa would bring her baby to a battle zone. Erina then calls for Jorge to show himself, surprising Dio even more. Jorge's plan of catching Dio off guard was working. Jorge eventually gets to the Saint's Corpse before him, which is actually Jonathan's body since Dio had previously split into nine parts during his battle with Kars. Jorge places Jonathan's head on the body and he revives thanks to Jorge's Beyond. Dissatisfied with his constant losses, Dio declares he does not want to associate with the Joestars anymore and vanishes into the darkness of the stairs behind him.
Erina and Jonathan have a tearful reunion. Erina hesitates mentioning what happened to their son, George II, and Jonathan looks confused. He had figured out that George was hiding inside a parallel world within the body of the 37th universe's Jorge. George leaps out of the parallel world, causing Jorge to fall down. They start arguing with each other so Lisa Lisa shocks them with the Ripple. She happily reunites with George and gives him a kiss, accidentally using the Ripple again. They join Erina and Jonathan in a family group hug.
Kars takes everybody back to their respective universes and timelines. However, Lisa Lisa and George stay separated because she is afraid of losing him again. The other Jorge assumes that she actually just went off on a big adventure with Joseph which she hadn't told George about. Since George is legally dead in England, he moves to America and becomes a screenwriter in Hollywood using the pen name "Motorize Jump", waiting for Lisa Lisa to come back to him.
- Rose from the Street Fighter series is based off of Lisa Lisa; Rose's outfit is almost identical to Lisa Lisa's and both share a similar fighting style that consists of channeling energy into their scarfs (Soul Power in the case of Rose and Ripple in the case of Lisa Lisa). Additionally, both characters like to take baths and Rose's stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2 is Venice, which is the same city where Joseph Joestar meets Lisa Lisa in the story.