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Lisa Silverman
Lisa Silverman render
Also known as Ginko, Pink Argus
Japanese Name リサ・シルバーマン
Romaji Risa Shirubāman
First Appearance Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Weapon Fists
Date of Birth 5/4
Age 17
Zodiac Taurus
Height 165cm (5'5")
Weight 50kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type A
Arcana The Lovers
Secondary Arcana The Hermit, Temperance, The Star, Suit of Rods, Suit of Coins
Persona Eros, Eros Prime, Venus
Japanese VA Hiroko Konishi
English VA Stephanie Sheh
"Ching yan... Don't forget about me... I do love you."
—Lisa to Tatsuya, Persona 2: Innocent Sin ending

Lisa Silverman is a character from Persona 2.

Appearances Edit

Design Edit

Lisa is a Caucasian girl who has natural blonde hair and blue eyes.

Like Tatsuya, Lisa wears a black Seven Sisters High uniform. However, she also wears a red ribbon (signifying her status as a junior student), as opposed to the blue ties/ribbons which seniors wear.

Personality Edit

"Ever looked around at Japanese ladies these days?! They go to clubs and party all night with guys! I'm doing exactly like you asked!"
—Lisa to her father, after he reprimands her for not being a "proper Japanese lady"

A martial arts fanatic, Lisa uses her own fists to defend herself, equipping gloves to improve the force impact. She holds an obvious crush on Tatsuya, acting clingy towards him. She often fights with Eikichi. She rejects the role of a "traditional" Japanese woman imposed on her by her parents, learning to speak Cantonese and engaging in drug use and compensated dating with older men as a form of rebellion.

Despite her appearance, Lisa usually acts cool to those she is not interested in, and even haughty to those she dislikes. This could be caused by the bullying and xenophobia she experienced from the other local children when she was very young. She is one of the more popular girls at Seven Sisters High School, and harbors a crush for Tatsuya because she thinks he is hot enough to boost her self-esteem. Lisa and Eikichi behave in a similar manner to Kei Nanjo and Masao Inaba from Megami Ibunroku Persona in that they are constantly at each other's throats. During a heated exchange, Eikichi nicknames her "Ginko" (gin means silver in Japanese, and -ko is a common Japanese first name suffix for females) as an insult.

Profile Edit

Persona 2Edit

Innocent SinEdit

"Student in class 2-C. Native Caucasian who's fluent in Japanese and loves kung fu. Self-proclaimed hottest girl in school."
—Her introduction, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Lisa Silverman is a Caucasian girl raised in Sumaru City by her Japanophile parents. Her originally American father is Steven Silverman, and he loved Japan so much that he applied for citizenship. Despite her natural blond hair and blue eyes, she is unable to speak English (the misconception that she can is the cause of much confusion). However, she knows how to speak Cantonese (one of the southern Chinese dialects) in addition to her native Japanese, and often mixes both languages (often saying "Aiyah!" and other Chinese expressions). Lisa is a big fan of martial arts and Bruce Lee.

She is the top candidate for 'Miss Sevens', a contest held at Seven Sister's High similar to a beauty pageant/popularity contest. The contest is ended as her primarily rival, Yuko, is disfigured by the emblem curse. She, and her two friends Sheba and Mee-ho, are selected to be in the idol group MUSES by music producer Ginji Sasaki, which is started through a rumor. The song that MUSES sings, with Lisa as the lead singer, and leader of the group, is called "Joker" which encourages people to call the Joker to solve their problems. She then recites a piece from the Oracle of Maia, 'the song of a foreign land' portion being fulfilled through Lisa (a foreigner) becoming an idol and singing at a live concert that was highly publicized.

At one point in the game, the group encounters Shadow Lisa. She greets them and instantly starts to taunt Lisa about how much weight she took off her chest after she admitted that she didn't know English. Lisa didn't deny it but the Shadow started revealing Lisa's drug use and compensated dating with older men.

The Shadow blames Lisa because her friends Sheba and Miho were dragged into the entire conflict and she was only following Tatsuya because she wanted the status everyone thought she had. Lisa stayed silent, pained in hearing this, but the Shadow continued by saying that Lisa hates being different but in reality she wants to be noticed and that's why she was after Tatsuya, the center of everyone's attention. The Shadow kept saying how selfish Lisa has always been. Lisa didn't deny it, and admitted that she was a pathetic little girl for a long time, but that she changed and found what she lost. She confronted the Shadow by saying that if the Shadow really is Lisa, that she should remember that her dream 10 years ago was to marry Tatsuya, her first love. However, the Shadow flew into a rage and yelled that the Tatsuya she loved died back then and that he will always be for her. Lisa said that no one will tell her how she feels and that Tatsuya's feelings are his business, but her feelings are hers and that even if he hates her, she will still love him no matter what happens. The Shadow then went berserk and said she didn't care for Tatsuya's feelings, and that he is hers and hers alone, leading to a fight.

After the battle, the Shadow tells Lisa that this wasn't the end of it, and that light and shadow can't part ways from the other. Lisa understands and tells the Shadow that admits she has a place for her in her heart.

Eternal PunishmentEdit

Lisa Silverman appears in occasional locations as an NPC, and a metal duplicate of her is encountered late in the game during a boss battle.

In this timeline, Lisa along with her best friends Assachi and Meepo are part of a girl group named MUSES, once again produced by Ginji Sasaki as a front for evil intentions. Sometime much later in the game Lisa is kidnapped (along with childhood friends from Innocent Sin timeline Eikichi and Jun) by Nyarlathotep in an effort to get her to regain her memories from the previous timeline in order to negate Philemon's conditions and thereby destroy the world (like so in Innocent Sin), prompting Maya and her friends to battle their personal demons and return Lisa back home without revoking any feelings of past memories of the previous timeline within her. If Maya and the party save Lisa but she wakes up before Philemon can send her away, she will cry out to Tatsuya (even calling him "Chinyan" as she normally would in Innocent Sin) and beg him to let her come with him before Philemon returns her back to Sumaru City.

At the end of the game, Lisa shows up to the Araya Shrine, where, if she doesn't remember the previous timeline, meets Eikichi and Jun for the first time, expressing feelings of sorrow as though she's forgetting something--whereas if she does retain the memories, she is seen crying on the steps of the shrine, contemplating over Tatsuya's decision to return to the "Other Side" alone, while leaving his friends in a safe and sound future on "This Side." She shows support in Tatsuya's choices by choosing not to invoke any memories of the "Other Side" into Jun and Eikichi (who both are also of the "Other Side," but have their minds wiped completely clean of those memories), vowing to move on with her life in this current timeline.

Persona 3Edit

Lisa doesn't appear on the show Who's Who, hosted by Trish, but is instead referenced. A 20-year old blonde girl is introduced claiming that her sister was a former idol. Trish is clearly impressed, wondering what it would be like to have a relative like that.

If the player turns the lounge TV on in the correct day, a fitness hostess will give the audience Cantonese lessons by the words Cantonese Lessons Part -- just as Lisa would do so in Innocent Sin.

Contact Edit

Solo Contacts Edit

  • Dance: Lisa dances for the enemy.
  • Kung Fu: Lisa shows off her kung fu moves.
  • Discuss Love: Lisa talks about love.
  • Seduce: Lisa seduces the enemy.

Group Contacts Edit

  • Lisa + Tatsuya: Lisa acts protective of Tatsuya. (Gained from start, can be lost if Tatsuya chooses someone else as his lover after the Shadow Lisa fight)
  • Lisa + Eikichi + Maya: Lisa, Eikichi, and Maya perform a comedy routine. (Gained automatically after Club Zodiac dungeon.)
  • Lisa + Maya + Yukino: Lisa, Maya, and Yukino seduce the enemy. (Gained automatically.)
  • Lisa + Jun: Lisa puts make up on Jun, only to find that he is prettier than she is with it on.
  • Lisa + Jun + Maya: Maya and Lisa seduce the enemy, while Jun asks for the demon's mercy.

QuotesEdit

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

"I bet that perv's in here! I won't rest until we catch him and I unleash a 15-hit combo on his ass!"
—Before encountering Yasuo Inoe in the gym

Lisa's Cantonese Phrases Edit

Chinese
character
Yale
Romanization
PSP
Romanization
Meaning
哎呀 aai1 a1 Aiyah "Whoa" or "Whaaat". When you're surprised.
拜拜 baai3 baai3 Baaibaai "Goodbye".
情人 ching4 yan4 Chinyan "Lover" or "Darling".
多謝 do1 je6 Touche "Thank you" or "Thanks a lot".
煩哪 faan4 a1 Fanna "I don't like this..." or "Annoying"
救命呀 gau3 meng6 a1 Kaumena "Help!"
激氣 gik1 hei3 Kehhei "Damn it" or "I'm pissed".
hai6 Hai "Okay" or "Yes". Coincidentally same as the Japanese "hai".
係咩 hai6 me1 Haime "Really?" or "Seriously?"
可憐 ho2 lin4 Holeen "Pity" or "Poor thing".
可愛的 ho2 oi3 dik1 Ho Oi Dik "Cute" or "Lovely".
開心囉 hoi1 sam1 lo1 Hoisamuro "Great!", "Yay!", "You made my day!"
唔係 m4 hai6 Ng Hai "No no no no!"
唔可以 m4 ho2 yi5 Ngh Hoh Yi "No way!" or "You can't!"
你好 nei5 hou2 Lei Ho "Hello."
我翻嚟嘞 ngo5 faan2 lai2 la1 Ngo Faan Lai Laa "I'm home" or "I'm back".
衰囉 seui1 lo1 Seoi Lo "What bad luck..." or "What a bummer..." When you're disappointed.
好傷呀 hou2 soeng1 aa1 Houshounah You're sad or pained.
Sorry呀 sorry aa1 Sorry-ia "Sorry".
wai3 Wai "Hey!" when you're calling to someone.
喂喂 wai3 wai3 Wai Wai "Hello?" when answering a phone call.
有意思 yau5 yi3 si1 You Yisi "Interesting" or "Meaningful".
  • In Cantonese, 啊 and 呀 are used interchangeably, although they are pronounced differently in Mandarin.
  • The consonants b, d, g and j(dʒ) are unvoiced. They are used to distinguish from the aspirated p, t, k and ch(t͡s).

Gallery Edit

Innocent Sin Artwork
 
Lisa Silverman render 2
Lisa's original art from Innocent Sin
 
P2I-silvermanLisa2
Most of Lisa's different expressions, her childhood self, and her Shadow Side.
 
Lisasilvermanswimsuit
Lisa in Seven Sister High School's swimsuit
 
P2islisabag
Lisa with a Seven Sister High School bag
 
P2islisapose
Artwork of Lisa posing
 
Lisa Silverman ISP
Artwork from the Innocent Sin remake
 
Lisa attack
Attack render
 
Persona2Group
Lisa with the group
 
Persona 2 Innocent Sin Novel cover
Persona 2: Innocent Sin novel cover
Innocent Sin Portraits
 
LisaISPortrait
Lisa's normal portrait
 
LisaISSurprised
Lisa's surprised portrait
 
LisaISHappy
Lisa's happy portrait
 
LisaISAngry
Lisa's angry portrait
 
LisaISAnnoyed
Lisa's annoyed portrait
 
LisaISPained
Lisa's injured portrait
 
P2islisasad
Lisa's sad portrait
 
LisaISSweatdrop
Lisa's embarrassed portrait
 
LisaISBlush
Lisa's blushing portrait
 
LisaISTear
Lisa's crying portrait
 
LisaISCry
Lisa tearfully smiling
 
LisaISMuses
Lisa in her Muses outfit
 
LisaISMusesSurprised
Muses Lisa's surprised portrait
 
LisaISMusesHappy
Muses Lisa's happy portrait
 
LisaISChild
Child Lisa's portrait.
Eternal Punishment portraits
 
Lisa
Lisa's normal portrait
 
Sad
Lisa's sad portrait
 
Muses
Lisa in her Muses outfit
 
Musessurprised
Muses Lisa's surprised portrait
 
Musessad
Muses Lisa's sad portrait
 
Metallisa
Metal Lisa, a manifestation of Tatsuya's guilt for secretly breaking the pact between his friends
Other Appearances
 
Lisa making of
Lisa in the tech demo of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
 
Lisa2
Lisa in the anime trailer

Trivia Edit

  • Lisa Silverman appears in the debug mode of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. This appears to be a carry over from the tech demo of Nocturne's game engine, which also included appearances by Maya Amano, Louis Cyphre, as he appeared in the first two Shin Megami Tensei titles, the protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner and Devil Summoner's main villain, Sid Davis.
  • Lisa's alignment with the Lovers Arcana is partly explained by her zodiac sign: the Taurus sign is traditionally associated with love and a deep care for others and ruled by the planet Venus.


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