Sylvia Christel PR Illustration
|Age||24 years old (No More Heroes)|
27 years old (No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle)
34 years old (Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes)
36 years old (No More Heroes III)
|Relatives||Mrs. Christel (mother)|
Travis Touchdown (husband, ex-brother-in-law)
Henry Cooldown (ex-husband)
Jeane (ex-sister-in-law) ✝
|Affiliations||United Assassins Association (ranking agent)|
|Debut||No More Heroes|
|Voiced by||Paula Tiso (English)|
Marina Inoue (Japanese)
Sylvia Christel (シルヴィア・クリステル) is a main character in the No More Heroes series. She is a agent of the United Assassins Association, since raised in France, and Henry's ex-wife. Described in official literature as "mysterious" and "cold," she provides ranks and sets up ranking matches for UAA members.
She appears one last time after the credits at the end of the game with a daughter, Jeane, in front of a painting depicting Travis' showdown with Henry. Her name is an allusion to Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Relationships
- 5 The Promise
- 6 Story
- 7 In the Trading Card Game
- 8 Gallery
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Sylvia is a very fashionable woman, wearing a various amount of clothing throughout the series, more notable outfits being her business attire in NMH1 and her fashionable coat, short skirt, and heels in NMH2.
Her outfits in NMH1 tend to stay tamer and are less in flare, even while short (this causes Travis to stare, and Sylvia responds indifferent and cold towards this.), the most notable difference is her floor-length dress she wears while going out on a date with Travis late in game, which turn's out to be the 4th ranking's fight.
In NMH2, Sylvia has changed to a more spunky and shorter look, and has taken on a large variety of different style's, hair, and clothing in general, even to the point of sometimes neglecting to bother wearing clothing at all.
All around, she still is able to mix business focused, sexy, and dangerous into her appearances throughout the series.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Sylvia is a very powerful and manipulative woman through out the series, able to continually get away with conning people (as told to Travis by her mother before the 1st rankings fight in NMH1) and organizing the rankings battles. She's been shown to have some level of high charisma mixed with that, able to use her charm and flirty nature to make Travis (and possibly other participant's as well) go out of his way to attend fights she sets up, and use it for levels of business as well. She is able to play the game by her rules, when she want's at a whim, having made them in the first place, and could be considered one of the most dangerous character's in the series, even without the ability to fight.
She's cold and indifferent towards others when she feels (more notably shown before ranking fights during NMH1 while she and Travis are on the phone together.), and occasionally outright cruel and jealous.
Although when she's feeling it, she's been able to show off a more softer and even protective side of herself.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Sylvia has no notable powers and/or abilities, as she has yet to be playable in any game so far.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Travis Touchdown[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Travis Touchdown
At the time, even though she was married to Henry, she continually flirts with Travis Touchdown, and even promises she will sleep with him if he reaches the top of the rank, though she also threatens to kill him if he ever makes her jealous. She also kisses Travis after he kills Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii.
Later in the game, she calls Travis on the phone and confesses that she has fallen in love with him, although statements made by her mother to Travis hint otherwise.
Rank 11 onward[edit | edit source]
Sylvia is a constant flirt toward Travis for nearly the entire game. However, it is moreso in a sadistic and manipulative matter, rather than in a legitimate sense.
After Travis defeats Death Metal, Sylvia entertains the possibility of having sex with Travis if he reaches Rank 1.
Rank 4[edit | edit source]
Sylvia takes Travis out on a date to see Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii onstage, and to witness the battle between them.
If Travis dies during the battle with Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii, Sylvia concernedly cries out "Travis!".
When Travis defeats Harvey and ascends to Rank 4, he and Sylvia kiss onstage.
Rank 3[edit | edit source]
In the pre-fight phone call to Travis, Sylvia shows legitimate concern towards Travis' safety, telling him to come back safely, as opposed to her usual pessimistic percentage estimate of Travis' death.
Rank 1[edit | edit source]
It's revealed by Sylvia's mother that Sylvia is a professional con artist, and was using Travis the entire time for financial gain.
Sylvia pours her heart out over the phone to Travis, telling him that she always loved him, despite his stupidity, ignorance and uncouth attitude.
The previous evidence makes it quite likely that all evidence of the relationship was expertly faked by Sylvia.
Vs. Henry[edit | edit source]
It's revealed that Sylvia is, and always has been, married to Henry, though later in No More Heroes 2, she mentions that she divorced.
Henry Cooldown[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Henry Cooldown
There's not much told about Sylvia and Henry's feeling's towards each other, due to their lack of interaction in game, but he does reveal during him and Travis's fight in No More Heroes that they were married and had been for a while (Long enough to have a child together.). Sylvia in the end cheated on Henry with Travis, shown off when Travis mocks him about 'having slept with her' and him acting surprised about this information.
In No More Heroes 2 Sylvia reveals between the two titles they had gotten divorced.
The Promise[edit | edit source]
Upon Travis' defeat of Death Metal, Travis proposes that if he gets to Rank 1, Sylvia will have sex with him "Just once". Sylvia nonchalantly says "Maybe, maybe not".
In No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, when the phone conversations are going on, her name tag says her name is Linda.
Story[edit | edit source]
No More Heroes[edit | edit source]
No More Heroes 2[edit | edit source]
Sylvia returns in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle to serve as narrator of the second game's events in a somber, noir-esque kind of way. She appears in a red-light district chat room talking to an unknown person while wearing very provocative clothing such as a nurse's outfit. Humorously, throughout the game, as she is spilling out her feelings to the unknown voyeur (who serves as a first-person view from the player's perspective), the player's/voyeur's eyes constantly stare at her slightly exposed, bouncing breasts and thong whenever she moves her legs. At one point, a mound of tissues is even seen piling up from the voyeur's side of the glass, indicating he was obviously masturbating at the sight of her.
Sylvia herself seems to be becoming colder to everyone except Travis, who is now not fighting for intercourse with her, but rather revenge for his friend, Bishop. Sylvia, in contrast to the first game, seems to be wanting Travis' attention, which she admits to the voyeur, although Travis will have none of it. She shows her cold side to Travis when she guns down Rank 7 Ryuji after he honorably admits defeat, much to Travis' chagrin. Later, however, she seems to want to help Travis end the UAA and ranked matches once and for all, when she fulfills her promise from the first game and has sex with him, to which Travis runs outside naked and yells "Downward fucking dog!" in triumph.
After Travis defeats Jasper Batt, Jr., the first ranked assassin, she saves Travis from falling to his death by catching him on her motorcycle, dropping him off at the motel, and leaving Santa Destroy. Finally, it is revealed that she has been at this red-light chat room for the last two years and demands to know the person (player/voyeur) who has come to visit her for a very long time and who she has told Travis' story to. It is none other than Travis himself, who gently asks her to come back to Santa Destroy. The game ends with her saying, "Travis. My no more hero."
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes [edit | edit source]
No More Heroes III [edit | edit source]
In the Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]
There are a number of Sylvia Christel trading cards in the Design Materials set. These include "Sylvia Christel" Front / Back, "Sylvia Christel" Side, "Sylvia Christel" Expressions, Sylvia Christel PR Illustration A, Sylvia Christel PR Illustration B, Sylvia Christel and Travis Touchdown & Sylvia Christel.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
|No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle|
|Characters||Bishop Shidux · Cat Jeane · Dr. Naomi · Mask de Uh · Mimmy · Ryan · Sylvia Christel · Takashi Miike · Talbot and Weller|
|Assassins||Travis Touchdown · Shinobu · Henry Cooldown · Skelter Helter · Nathan Copeland · Charlie Macdonald · Kimmy Howell · Matt Helms · Cloe Walsh · Dr. Letz Shake · Million Gunman · New Destroyman · Ryuji · Margaret Moonlight · Captain Vladimir · Alice Twilight · Jasper Batt Jr.|
|Locations||Iron Claw Point · Destroy University · Santa Destroy Bank · Destroy Stadium · Destroy Resort · Motel "NO MORE HEROES" · Naomi's Lab · Ryan's Gym|
|Settlements||Santa Destroy, California · Akashic Point|
|Weapons||Beam Katana · Jacob's Ladder · Cross Sword · Earthquake Maker · Shapeshifting boombox · Le Croissant du Angel|
|Robots||Santa Death Parade · Glastonbury|
|Characters in No More Heroes III|
|Main Characters||Travis Touchdown|
|FU's Army||Leaders||FU ·|
|Other Known Members||West Milky Way Hardcore Hole Brothers|
|Other Major Characters||Sylvia Christel · Damon Riccitiello · Shinobu · Kimmy Howell · Destroyman · Henry Cooldown|