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Tekken Cosplay: Nina Williams (Nebulaluben) Cosplay 18 FEB 2014

Spanish cosplayer Laura, one half of the boyfriend/girlfriend cosplay team Nebulaluben, is known for her great fighting game related cosplays. This outing is no different as she brings to life the calculating Nina Williams, from Namco’s famed Tekken franchise.

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Nina Williams is a fictional character from Namco’s Tekken fighting game series. A cold-blooded Irish assassin, Nina made her first appearance in Tekken, the original game in the series, and is one of three playable characters (the others being Paul Phoenix and Heihachi Mishima), and the only female character to appear in every installment in the series. She also starred in her own spin-off game, Death by Degrees.

Nina has an unstable and often violent relationship with her younger sister, Anna Williams, who is frequently her arch-rival in the series. She is known for her fast and lethal fighting style, based loosely on the fighting arts hapkido and koppojutsu, among others. The character was mostly very well received, often regarded as one of the best Tekken characters as well as one of the most attractive and stylish female characters in gaming.

In the recent (and pretty good actually) Tekken movie, Nina was portrayed by ex-South African television personality, Candice Hillebrand.

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Tekken Cosplay: Lili de Rochefort (IvettePuig) Cosplay 29 AUG 2013

Lili, full name Emilie de Rochefort, is a video game character from the Tekken series by Namco Bandai. Along with Sergei Dragunov and Armor King II, she is one of the three characters that were introduced in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection in 2005. Lili’s storyline in the Tekken series typically involves pleasing her father and her rivalry with Asuka Kazama. Her fighting style is street fighting mixed with gymnastics and is among the faster characters in the Tekken series.

Today’s cosplay outing comes to us courtesy of Spanish cosplayer IvettePuig.

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Lili is the only daughter of a wealthy and pacifistic oil magnate. She resides in a very luxurious suburban mansion with her father and her butler, Sebastian. At the age of 12, Lili struggled violently to free herself from a group of kidnappers, and she unexpectedly took out one of her captors. At that moment, she first realized she took pleasure in defeating her opponents. Lili only wants to please her father, but she knows that he despises fighting because he wants his daughter to be a prim and proper lady and not a thug. Her desire to fight could not be controlled, and for this reason, she secretly used her family’s private jet to travel abroad to take part in worldwide street fighting tournaments, which she enjoyed immensely. This was done under the guise of a vacation from her homeland. One day, after defeating an opponent in San Francisco, she acquired an invitation to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Lili noticed that the sponsor of the tournament, the Mishima Zaibatsu, had caused her father much trouble in the past. With the assumption of the Mishima Zaibatsu being a useful potential asset to her father, she was determined to take part in the tournament and win to put an end to her father’s business troubles.

However, her chances of winning the tournament were completely destroyed at the hands of Asuka Kazama. To make matters worse, her father discovered her involvement in the tournament, and as punishment he forbade her from leaving the house until further notice, thwarting her chances of a rematch with Asuka. Sometime later, the Mishima Zaibatsu seized the oil fields her father owned. Rochefort Enterprises fell into disarray, and Lili’s father (who was forced to cope with the takeover) collapsed from overexertion. Lili, who was worried about her father’s well being, believed that if she were able to reclaim her father’s oil fields somehow from the Mishima Financial Group, she would without a doubt remove his anxiety. While she deeply thought how best to act, the Mishima Financial Group announced the opening of the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 6.

Believing this was her big break, Lili entered the tournament for her father’s sake.

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Tekken Cosplay: Lili de Rochefort (IvettePuig) Cosplay 13 AUG 2013

Lili, full name Emilie de Rochefort, is a video game character from the Tekken series by Namco Bandai. Along with Sergei Dragunov and Armor King II, she is one of the three characters that were introduced in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection in 2005. Lili’s storyline in the Tekken series typically involves pleasing her father and her rivalry with Asuka Kazama. Her fighting style is street fighting mixed with gymnastics and is among the faster characters in the Tekken series.

Today’s cosplay outing comes to us courtesy of Spanish cosplayer IvettePuig.

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Lili is the only daughter of a wealthy and pacifistic oil magnate. She resides in a very luxurious suburban mansion with her father and her butler, Sebastian. At the age of 12, Lili struggled violently to free herself from a group of kidnappers, and she unexpectedly took out one of her captors. At that moment, she first realized she took pleasure in defeating her opponents. Lili only wants to please her father, but she knows that he despises fighting because he wants his daughter to be a prim and proper lady and not a thug. Her desire to fight could not be controlled, and for this reason, she secretly used her family’s private jet to travel abroad to take part in worldwide street fighting tournaments, which she enjoyed immensely. This was done under the guise of a vacation from her homeland. One day, after defeating an opponent in San Francisco, she acquired an invitation to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Lili noticed that the sponsor of the tournament, the Mishima Zaibatsu, had caused her father much trouble in the past. With the assumption of the Mishima Zaibatsu being a useful potential asset to her father, she was determined to take part in the tournament and win to put an end to her father’s business troubles.

However, her chances of winning the tournament were completely destroyed at the hands of Asuka Kazama. To make matters worse, her father discovered her involvement in the tournament, and as punishment he forbade her from leaving the house until further notice, thwarting her chances of a rematch with Asuka. Sometime later, the Mishima Zaibatsu seized the oil fields her father owned. Rochefort Enterprises fell into disarray, and Lili’s father (who was forced to cope with the takeover) collapsed from overexertion. Lili, who was worried about her father’s well being, believed that if she were able to reclaim her father’s oil fields somehow from the Mishima Financial Group, she would without a doubt remove his anxiety. While she deeply thought how best to act, the Mishima Financial Group announced the opening of the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 6.

Believing this was her big break, Lili entered the tournament for her father’s sake.

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Tekken Cosplay: Lili de Rochefort (Toro) Cosplay 13 MAY 2013

Lili, full name Emilie de Rochefort, is a video game character from the Tekken series by Namco Bandai. Along with Sergei Dragunov and Armor King II, she is one of the three characters that were introduced in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection in 2005. Lili’s storyline in the Tekken series typically involves pleasing her father and her rivalry with Asuka Kazama. Her fighting style is street fighting mixed with gymnastics and is among the faster characters in the Tekken series.

Today’s cosplay outing comes to us courtesy of Japanese cosplayer Toro.

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Lili is the only daughter of a wealthy and pacifistic oil magnate. She resides in a very luxurious suburban mansion with her father and her butler, Sebastian. At the age of 12, Lili struggled violently to free herself from a group of kidnappers, and she unexpectedly took out one of her captors. At that moment, she first realized she took pleasure in defeating her opponents. Lili only wants to please her father, but she knows that he despises fighting because he wants his daughter to be a prim and proper lady and not a thug. Her desire to fight could not be controlled, and for this reason, she secretly used her family’s private jet to travel abroad to take part in worldwide street fighting tournaments, which she enjoyed immensely. This was done under the guise of a vacation from her homeland. One day, after defeating an opponent in San Francisco, she acquired an invitation to the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. Lili noticed that the sponsor of the tournament, the Mishima Zaibatsu, had caused her father much trouble in the past. With the assumption of the Mishima Zaibatsu being a useful potential asset to her father, she was determined to take part in the tournament and win to put an end to her father’s business troubles.

However, her chances of winning the tournament were completely destroyed at the hands of Asuka Kazama. To make matters worse, her father discovered her involvement in the tournament, and as punishment he forbade her from leaving the house until further notice, thwarting her chances of a rematch with Asuka. Sometime later, the Mishima Zaibatsu seized the oil fields her father owned. Rochefort Enterprises fell into disarray, and Lili’s father (who was forced to cope with the takeover) collapsed from overexertion. Lili, who was worried about her father’s well being, believed that if she were able to reclaim her father’s oil fields somehow from the Mishima Financial Group, she would without a doubt remove his anxiety. While she deeply thought how best to act, the Mishima Financial Group announced the opening of the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 6.

Believing this was her big break, Lili entered the tournament for her father’s sake.

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Images of Candice Hillebrand’s Nina Williams Live-Action 04 MAR 2010

Ages ago (back in November 2008) I popped in a quick blog post asking the question as to whatever happened to SA actress/singer export Candice Hillebrand, ending off with the announcement that she landed the role of Nina Williams in the upcoming Tekken live-action movie. Well, in the meantime production on the film has nearly been wrapped up and despite the fact that we all know it is going to suck thanks to the fact that movies based on fighting games, particularly fighting tournaments, have always sucked, I must say that from the images released so far, this movie has got to be given credit for capturing the feel of the game as closely as what it has.

It’s got a couple of recognisable names in the forms of Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Cung Le, Darrin Dewitt Henson and Luke Goss, and is directed by Dwight H. Little who has a couple of movies to his name like Deep Blue, Murder at 1600 and The Phantom of the Opera (1989 horror).

As for the film summary itself, Tekken is set in 2039, an apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by the great World Wars. Governments no longer exist, instead replaced by corporations, the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to entertain the seething masses of its territory, Mishima organises the King of Iron Fist Tournament which rewards the last man standing with a lifetime of stardom and wealth. Jin Kazama is a rebellious teenage street fighter who enters the tournament in order to avenge the death of his mother which he blames upon Mishima Zaibatsu’s powerful chairman, Heihachi Mishima. But getting to the end of the tournament and exposing the dark underbelly of Tekken along the way is not going to be an easy task – particularly when you are still in the process of battling your own inner demons first!

Now as I obviously haven’t seen the movie myself yet, I can’t really judge it too harshly or even analyse it just yet, but looking at the pictures below, shame, Candice really could have been given a better fitting costume to work with, don’t you think? :)

Yup, Candice (on the left) really wished she made it to that costume fitting session after all.

I believe I can fly...

Finish Him!... Oh wait, wrong franchise.

Finish Him!... Oh wait, wrong franchise.

Let's face it, capoeira will always look cool, even in bad movies.

Damn! Missed him by a mile with that one!

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tekken_(film)

Whatever Happened to Candice Hillebrand? General Nonsense 22 NOV 2008

Candice HillebrandYou know, back in the day, everyone was thinking that it was going to be Candice Hillebrand that would crack America wide open and bring much needed fame and glory to South Africa. She was very good looking, talented, loved by all thanks to her long-running stint as KTV child presenter, and well, just plain and simple one of those South African celeb icons that everyone knew about. Good on the fashion ramp, good behind a microphone and good on set. What more could you ask for?

So she left our shores seeking fame and fortune in the land of the brave and the free…

…and simply fizzled out into obscurity.

I hear now that she’s been contracted to play the part of Nina Williams in the upcoming 2009 Tekken movie, based on Namco’s extremely popular fighting game franchise. The screenplay is written by Alan McElroy (Spawn, The Marine) and is directed by Dwight Little (Anacondas, Murder at 1600) with fight choreography by Dion Lam (Spider-Man 2, Doom, Red Cliff).

So far, the press release for the movie pins the storyline as being: “In order to put to rest the ghosts of his past, Jin Kazama enters the Tekken tournament, a fierce and dangerous competition featuring the world’s best martial artists. Following close behind him is Zheng, a rebel monk looking to save Jin from his own inner demons. While on the surface Tekken appears to be the corporation of the future, Jin and Zheng expose a dark underbelly that could threaten the very threads of humanity.”

What worries me however is a) Crystal Sky Pictures is a rather small production house that seems rather intent on producing B-grade stuff and b) it has a director that says things like this: “Tekken will not be anything like Mortal Kombat or any of the Lara Croft movies. You will get the feeling of Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon. A chance to get to know the characters before the inevitable slap down. It will have plenty of ‘A’ list actors… Our budget is good so we shouldn’t have problem there.”

(That said, at least we do get Luke Goss (as British boxer Steve Fox), a name you might recognise from this year’s Hellboy 2 where he played the part of everyone’s favourite villain, Prince Nuada.)

Oh well, at least Candice will get to kick some onscreen butt then – because she certainly isn’t making any impact over there on the other side of the world. Perhaps she should think of trying to get on Charlize Theron’s friends list?

After all, Facebook must be good for something other than poking…