Tekken 6 Character Countdown Part 32: Lili Rochefort

Emily ‘Lili’ Rochefort: Daddy’s Lethal Girl.

As a way of counting down the time to the release of Tekken 6 for the PS3 and Xbox360, I’ve decided to begin this weekly series of lengthy, character-specific articles, each one featuring one of the 40 or so competing warriors in the latest and greatest King of Iron Fist Tournament. Hopefully, by the time we finish and reach character number 40, we’ll have the console version of Tekken in our hands already.

This week’s competitor is one of the most recent additions to the Tekken roster, and is currently the youngest human fighter in the game. Since her debut in Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection, this lovely young lady has captured the hearts of many gamers, both for her dazzling beauty and her unique, graceful and extremely effective fighting style. We’re of course talking about Tekken’s Lethal Lolita, the Deadly Dancing Debutante, Lili Rochefort.

Lili Rochefort
Distinguishing Features: Long, lustrous blonde hair, always perfectly groomed and coiffed. Tall like a supermodel, and just as graceful and poised. Designer outfits. Puts the flash in flash kicks.

Strengths: Tons of versatile moves and easy-to-use, effective attacks. Great range and reach thanks to her long legs. Relentless and easily spammable Flips and Cartwheel Kicks. Fast throws.

Weaknesses: A bit slow in close quarters. Some of her more popular strings are easily recognizable and may leave her open to punishment. Has a Thing for Thick eyebrows.

Affiliation: None, but firmly anti-Zaibatsu.

Background: Some years ago, Lili Rochefort, the only daughter of an oil magnate, was the victim of a kidnapping attempt. However, the incident sparked something in the young girl, and she resisted violently against her captors, taking out one of them. Since then, Lili has been drawn to the fighting arena. In the guise of simple vacations, Lili took the family jet to travel to and participate in various martial arts competitions and tournaments all over the world.
One day, she defeated an opponent in San Francisco (many believe that this opponent was none other than Forrest Law) and acquired an invitation to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Realizing that the Mishima Zaibatsu was holding the competition, Lili decided to join with the intention of pleasing her father by dealing a blow to the Zaibatsu (little did she know that the Zaibatsu was in fact a partner to her father’s company).
However, Lili was later crushed by Asuka Kazama, and sent home in defeat. Even worse, her father learned of her activities and subsequently grounded her, preventing her from getting her revenge on Asuka.

Later, when the Mishima Zaibatsu began it’s militarization, the Tekken Force enacted a hostile takeover of Rochefort Enterprises’ oil fields. Lili’s father, trying his best to resolve this new development, collapsed from overwork. Distressed, Lili thought about how she could help her father. When she later learned of the upcoming King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, Lili immediately decided to join in order to win back her father’s oil fields from the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Character Analysis: Lili, Lili, LILI! Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection truly gave us an exceptional newcomer in the beautiful and deadly Miss Rochefort. In just a short time Lili’s good looks as well as her very effective fighting style won her tons of fans, and many immediately proclaimed her the hottest and cutest babe in Tekken. Detractors though of course cited her being a fan service magnet (and surely, Lili seem to be the developers’ outlet for Loli and Panchira fetishes), and her fighting style being totally unrealistic. But really, in a world with winged devils, animated mannequins, battle-robots and fighting fauna, would a teenage heiress moonlighting as a streetfighter be any less possible?

Lili’s fighting style is characterized by many dance and gymnastic maneuvers- cartwheels, spins, tumbles and pirouettes. I surmise that it is mostly a self-learned, self-developed and innate style created by Lili herself, since I am pretty certain her father would never allow her to even practice any sort of formal martial arts training. We can only assume that Lili may be some sort of fighting prodigy, a martial arts genius whose latent talent was manifested by the traumatic kidnapping attempt. In any case, as improbable as it may be in reality, Lili’s techniques are among the most graceful, fluid and entertaining to watch (and infuriating to fight against) in the game.

Lili is very similar to Streetfighter’s Karin Kanzuki- both are blonde, both rich heiresses who travel with a butler or attendant in tow and both have a rival in Japan. Certainly both are also proud and headstrong, but while Karin is more vocal and arrogant, Lili seems more reserved and quietly confident.
Lili’s story seems so far very personal and a bit distant from the central plot, however her rivalry with Asuka Kazama is easily one of the more interesting and exciting matchups to look out for in the game. Both fan faves, both hot babes, one hell of a catfight is sure to break out. The only sure winner? Gamers, of course!

What lies in the future for Miss Lili? As the youngest babe in Tekken, Lili is sure to be around for the future thanks to her great popularity. I am secretly hoping her storyline develops more with her rivalry with Asuka- we’ve already seen two rivals become friends in King and Marduk… how about an unbeatable girl team forming once Tekken 6 is all said and done? Asuka X Lili? Mmmmm…

Stay tuned next week and we delve into another fighter’s story!

Tekken 6 is set for release on PS3, Xbox360 and PSP this October 2009.


13 Responses to “Tekken 6 Character Countdown Part 32: Lili Rochefort”

  1. Lili and Asuka….*drools*

  2. Go LiLi its your birthday ur awesome and hot

  3. OMG! I LOVE LILI! She’s the BEST! 😀

  4. YEAH!!!!Lili is the BEST!!! <333

  5. i think some of her outfits are freakin sexy!!!

  6. Boom_Boom_Boom ^o^ Says:

    She’s damn hot =P

  7. yeh she is soooooooooooooo hot

  8. Lili is so awesome 😀 and cute too 😛

  9. Lili’s awesome !

  10. lili is very beutiful and awesome too !!!!!!

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