The Tales Of Xillia Character Who Attacks With A Doll

By Spencer . March 17, 2011 . 8:28am

imageFamitsu has the scoop on a new character in Tales of Xilla. Kosuke Fujishima designed Elise Rutas (or maybe Lutas) and her doll, Tipo.


Like all characters in Tales of Xilla, Elise has two stances and her attacks change whether Tipo is on or off. Tipo On stance supercharges her spirit magic, which makes Elise an excellent long range attacker. Turn Tipo off to enhance her artes. In this stance, Tipo itself is Elise’s weapon.


Jute, the male protagonist in Tales of Xilla, meets Elise while traveling to a small village in the mountains of Joule called Ha Miru. The villagers are being persecuted and Jute suggests that he can take Elise out of the village.

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  • IceRomancer

    Yay its another anise! She doesn’t look as spunky as anise but still looks great!

    • Yamaneko22

      Well, I hope she won’t have a nasty, double-faced, gold digger attitude like Anise…

      • I’m all for out of this world personality. Normal is boring

        • Yamaneko22

          Yeah , I agree but it should be a much more likable personality than Anise had O_o btw I wish there was an option in Abyss , that would let you decide if you prefer to have Anise or Arietta as a party member (other one would die) };)

          • That too. If it was me, I’d rather have Legretta/Regret. Mmmmffhh! She was just confused :(

          • BadenBadenPrinny

            I would have killed off Anise in a heartbeat

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          Millions of potential girlfriends for you that have normal personalities from this world just wept in silence and curled up in sadness. XD

          • ;__; Did I just jinxed myself?

      • I actually liked that part of Anise’s personality, and thought it was a pity that they didn’t feature it more in the game.

    • puchinri

      I was thinking the same! I’m excited for her~.

  • Zero_Destiny

    I love it!!!! Nice cute girl with her toy animal. :) Please tell me she’s all goth loli XD I can see her now. All quiet and stoic. But deep down loves her stufftie and is fragile. But she’ll never let you know. :D

    • puchinri

      Arietta as a goth loli and slightly more tsundere? x’D
      I keep thinking ‘Anise’ clone somewhat, but that actually wouldn’t be bad to me. I hope she is cheeky and spunky like Anise actually.

      • Zero_Destiny

        Nah Arietta sounds more like the emotionless girl/No Social Skills/What is love type character like Lucia from LUNAR 2. :) I think Elise will be the goth loli. The differences are subtitle between those tropes but they are there. XD

        • Ren

          Nope, Elise is the shrinking flower/no social skills/bodyguard crush with Jude type, and like Yusaku said, her doll speaks for her most of the time since she’s too shy. That’s what Abyssal Chronicles posted at least, and they are usually right on these things. I could go to the Tales forum to check, but I bet the Xillia thread is already off the mark.

          • puchinri

            It sounds like the kind of affection that’s easily confused for a crush but isn’t. Although it’ll be interesting to see her attachment to him in regard to the other characters. Where did they get their information, by the way? Is it sourced?

          • Ren

            Crush is just strong affection, bodyguard crush is just the trope that I felt best resumed the situation, since she becomes friends with him because he saves her.

   got it from the scans, she was announced one or two weeks ago actually.

          • puchinri

            I’m not able to respond to you comment below, so I hope you don’t mind me using this one. But basically, friendship/familial attachments/romantic feelings are all based on affection, it’s just the type of affection that makes the difference to me. I think if she had strong affection for Jude, that’d be great. But I want it to be strong admiration and/or a strong urge to protect him in return for his saving her. Having a crush on him after that would just be painfully cliche (and a disservice to her. If she were a little boy, they wouldn’t give her a crush on him after being saved by him, not that I wouldn’t put it past the Tales Team).

            I thought there was a trope that fit better (since there are so many), but I think you probably are right in that’s what the trope will play out to be (sadly).

        • puchinri

          I always thought Arietta was kind of bitter, very socially awkward but not necessarily always like that. Lucia on the otherhand is plain naive and not socially awkward for the same reasons. Lucia’s awkwardness also comes off as kind of moe while Arietta’s… Well. She’s a child, so I’ll give her that.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      Wait I thought she was going to be the awkward, extreme introvert who speaks mostly through her doll? Quick, find the TVTropes page for this archetype! XD

      …Not that I mind those kinds of characters, of course, I’ve always found them creepy but sympathetically in need of acceptance. And probably a psychiatrist.

      • puchinri

        Kuudere with a doll?

        That scan and being designed by Fujishima-sensei make me doubt she’ll at all be introverted. I thought for a second, maybe she’ll be the devious, cutesy-cackling type. But then I realized my fatal flaw, I forgot about Skuld. I’m calling it now, Tales of equivalent to Skuld (complete with doll/Banpei!).

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          Ah you’re right. She doesn’t have that blank expression. Her mouth is agape ready to talk, her eyebrows are close to her eyes signifying something fierce, and her hair is a bit on the unkempt wild side so like you said probably devious. I wasn’t a big fan of Skuld, but since it is the same artist sure why not?

          Her doll looks freaky, by the way.

          • puchinri

            The description from the scan (apparently) says she sounds shy or something, but she comes off looking somewhat spunky or at least peppy, so it is hard to say. Skuld is actually my least favorite character, and even more so among the main goddesses, but she is a fun character in her own way, and it’d be interesting if Elise did hold parallels personality wise to Anise and Skuld. (And since Anise wasn’t really a gold digger outside of the context, I don’t think that’d be a trait that would get carried over, contrary to others’ concerns…)

            It does, hehe. I kind of like it though. Although I notice in one of the screencaps on the scan, it looks like it tried to eat Jude’s face (I would make a facehugger reference, but that wouldn’t help the doll’s creepiness any more).

    • Barrit

      Goth loli with a stuffie.. that made me think of Stocking haha.

    • Actually, I thought the puppet would have a mind of it’s own, or at least it would be ambiguous on whether or not it’s really alive, and bully Elise. I’d probably say things that Elise would never say, and be all mean spirited and stuff.

      Like Branky/Mel from Suikoden III, or Ragnarok/Chrona from Soul Eater.

      Or at least I hope so. <3

  • Aw no new images of Jute Mathis?! Hes my favorite, anyway this new character sounds interesting, I wanna know her mystic artes. Probably wouldnt have her in my active party though.

  • puchinri

    I’m liking the new characters more and more. The cast looks interesting so far. I hope they’re as awesome in the game as they sound in all the news and stuff.

    I was trying to think of another (child) character like Anise, but I couldn’t think of any until Meredy hit me. But I don’t know how similarly she and Quickie count battle-wise, but Elise does look like she could be a mix of Meredy and Anise in personality and battle (and still her own unique character). That’d be pretty cool.

    Now I gotta go check the site and see if she’s been added yet (and enjoy the music).

  • Anise… Elise. Coincidence?

    • Like Yuko says…There is no such thing as coincidence in this world. The only thing is hitsuzen.

      • Such enlightenment… It brings tears to my eyes ;__; Thank you Tsuna

  • raymk

    All the designs are great so far. I”m not really a fan of child characters like anise but this girl looks great and she’s a summoner to boot.

  • Dimentionalist

    ALL RIGHT! A loli!

  • joesz

    This game seemed to have all its characters based on other anime characters.

    I don’t see the difference between her and this

  • AnimusVox

    That’s not creepy at all but I never said I don’t like creepy.
    I really hope this gets localized.

  • HarryHodd

    Mountains and mountain village. I like the sounds of that. Love magic dolls too.

    Why the hell didn’t you put a – spoiler alert – on the last paragraph?
    The most thing I hate is spoilers regards Tales. Ough…thanks for ruining my day.

    • Is this really a major spoiler? It came from Famitsu – i.e. Namco Bandai told the magazine this information so readers and fans would know.

      • Is just like a description that you read in the cover while wondering to buy the product or not, that is so brief that ends up going unnotice in the final product where a lot more relevant things happens in the plot.

        I suppose the definition of spoiler is quite subjective anyway. I know a guy to which I can say “X person dies in the story” and later dismisses this as a joke and say that I did not actually know what happens, and have him replying to me with “now you have spoiled to me that something might or might not happen with that character!” while actually seeming quite serious about how bothered he is with such shocking revelation.

        • Lol, the story of that guy is pretty much like me.
          I’m very sensitive when it comes to spoilers.

      • Yeah I know that but I always keep myself out when they spoils anything related about the story.
        For Tales games, I want to play the game as if everything is new to me, without having ideas or info about the plot. I’m that kind of fan.

        Anyway, I’m sorry for taking my anger at you, I forgot that your job is tell us about all the news. It’s mainly my fault for not being careful. ^_^

    • Also, Aeris dies.

      • Actually, regarding to that, I did were terribly spoiled about that before finishing FF7 and I haven’t continued playing the game ever since. This damn information flow in the internet, sooner or later it works against you.

  • Elise Rutas = Alice Margatroid
    nuff said

    • puchinri

      That would be awesome if she was more like her. (Now you’ve got my hopes up.)

  • puchinri

    If Abyssal Chronicles is right, I’m kind of disappointed in where her personality sounds to be going. I hope she isn’t one of those ‘omgJudemysavior’ types. It sounds close enough, but it’d be nice to see her as someone who indebted to Jude and yet admiring of him (like a little apprentice or something?), so maybe they’ll go that route. (I guess I just don’t want any painfully, shoved down my throat cliches. Ones not averted or subverted at least.)

  • PrinceHeir

    aww sooo cute :D

    i wonder if you can use sweets as weapons? ^^

  • heartless141

    Lulu in FFX and Shiki in TWGOK <3

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