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Sylvia Christel

No More Heroes concept art of Sylvia Christel.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle concept art of Sylvia Christel.

Sylvia in NMH3 (In-Game).

Age 24 (No More Heroes)
27 (No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle)
34 (Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes)
36 (No More Heroes III)
Species Human
Relatives Mrs. Christel (mother)

Travis Touchdown (husband, ex-brother-in-law)
Henry Cooldown (ex-husband)
Jeane (half-sister-in law) ✝
Jeane (daughter)
Hunter (son)
Scott (grandson)

Affiliations United Assassins Association (ranking agent) (formerly)
Utopinia (Damon Riccitiello's secretary) (formerly)
Occupations Ranking Agent
Notable kills Ryuji
Status Alive
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 was an agent of the United Assassins Association, since raised in France, and Henry Cooldown's ex-wife. Described in official literature as "mysterious" and "cold," she provides ranks and sets up ranking maws for UAA members. By Travis Strikes Again, Sylvia marries Travis and has two children named Hunter and Jeane.

She appears one last time after the credits at the end of the first game with Jeane, in front of a painting depicting Travis' showdown with Henry. Her name is an allusion to Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel.

Appearance[]

Sylvia wears a multitude of clothes, ranging from sleek and sexy, to thin and revealing. Due to the provocative clothing she wears, Travis tends to stare at her cleavage and her thong, with Sylvia acting indifferent and cold. There are multiple occasions where Sylvia is seen naked as well. In "No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle," Sylvia changes her hairstyle from wavy to long and smooth. Like in the previous game, Sylvia continually wears really revealing clothing. At one point in the game, when the player visits the U.A.A. building for the first time, the scene opens with a picture of Sylvia's butt jiggling as she walks down the hall with Travis following behind her and looking at her g-string thong sticking out of her pants.  She is seen wearing a bikini at times and sometimes wears skintight yoga pants which show her g-string thong underneath. She is also said to be the hottest woman alive.

Personality[]

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 participants 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 wants at a whim, having made them in the first place, and could be considered one of the most dangerous characters 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[]

For reasons unknown, Sylvia is able to fly in No More Heroes III.

Relationships[]

Travis Touchdown[]

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[]

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.

Travis and Sylvia make out after he defeats Harvey.

Rank 4[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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.

Biography[]

No More Heroes[]

Sylvia Christel meets Travis Touchdown in the Death Match bar of Santa Destroy, where she ushers him into joining the United Assassins Association, so long as he can qualify by killing the eleventh ranked assassin, Helter-Skelter. Touchdown succeeds, and after moving on and slaying the tenth ranked assassin, Death Metal, Touchdown proposes that if he reaches first rank, Christel will have sex with him. To this, Christel nonchalantly says "Maybe, maybe not."

Though she is evidently married, Christel continually flirts with Touchdown in a somewhat sadistic way, and even threatens to kill him if he ever makes her jealous. She accompanies Touchdown to his Ranking Battle against Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarrskii, which she passionately dubs a date. After killing Volodarrskii, Touchdown and Christel even share a kiss. Alternatively, if the player is killed in this Ranking Battle, Sylvia concernedly cries out Travis' name.

This change of heart towards Touchdown continues through his next Ranking Battle against Speed Buster, where in a cellphone call she shows legitimate concern towards his safety, telling him to come back safely, as opposed to pessimistically giving her usual percentage estimate of how likely Touchdown is to die. After the conclusion of Touchdown's match with Bad Girl, however, Christel does not appear to greet him with the disposal crew Talbot and Weller, as she had after the preceding nine matches. Touchdown soon learns by calling the UAA phone number given to him by Christel that the number actually belongs to Sylvia's mother, and that the UAA does not exist, being a ploy Christel, a professional con artist, has used on many others before Touchdown to exploit their finances. Mrs. Christel persuades Touchdown to finish what he started and go through with the final "Ranking Battle" anyways, before which Sylvia calls him one last time, confessing that despite his stupidity, ignorance and uncouth attitude, she has fallen in love with him. Although she doesn't greet him after his final battle, it is revealed that Christel was in fact watching from a distance. Touchdown later learns that she had married his estranged twin brother Henry "about 10 years ago" during their college years (though since Sylvia is only 24, she would have had to have been in college and married to Henry when she was 14).

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle[]

Sylvia Christel appears in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, set three years after the conclusion of the first game. By this time, Travis Touchdown is seeking revenge for the death of his best friend, Georgy Bishop, and rejoins the UAA with this principal purpose.

Here, Sylvia's love-hate relationship grows even stronger with him and she apparently shows legitimate concern towards him. Sylvia's changing personality is much evident in this game, at first showing care and important advice to Travis one second, then becoming a complete ice queen the next. She also assists Travis in exacting his revenge for the murder of his best friend, Bishop, by notifying him of who killed Bishop and that the number one assassin was behind the hit. Although Sylvia points out on more than one occasion that assassins are supposed to kill one another, as stated by the rules of the UAA, it is revealed that she stopped Travis and Henry from killing one another, contradicting herself for Travis's sake.

She also seems to be crazy about fashion, as she is constantly changing her hairstyle throughout the game. She also cares much about beauty and health, in some occasion she is seen working out. Travis and Sylvia fight over the rules of the UAA on multiple occasions, as shown in the fights with Ryuji and Captain Vladimir, yet they both can't seem to stay away from each other, no matter how much they disagree. It is revealed at the end of the game that Sylvia is in fact the narrator of the game. This could mean that Travis did actually destroy the UAA, she quit, or the UAA had no more funds to keep it running due to Jasper's (and subsequently, Pizza Batt's) destruction.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes[]

Sylvia does not make an appearance in the initial release of the game, but the third cheat listed in each of Carlos Setagaya's magazine articles purports that secret recordings from her can be obtained if the player completes absurd (and oftentimes impossible) tasks.

Sylvia later made her appearance in the April DLC scenario for Travis Strikes Back. Here, she is revealed to have married Travis after the events of Desperate Struggle, revealing that the "wife" Travis mentioned in the game was indeed Sylvia. The game also reveals that Jeane's father is none other than Travis himself. It is also revealed that they also had a son as well, named Hunter. It is possible that one of their births (or both) were a result of Travis losing his virginity in No More Heroes 2.

Mysteries[]

Some possibly unexplained mysteries concerning Sylvia were introduced in the second game, least of which was her promise to Shinobu in return for her defeating two ranked assassins for Travis. More glaringly, hints to what sounds like her indestructibility are to be found. When Shinobu threatens to kill her if she were to break her promise, Sylvia casually tells her, "You cannot kill me, silly." Additionally, upon Travis' ascension to 2nd Rank, Travis accidentally seared Sylvia's hand with his beam katana, yet she doesn't even flinch.

In No More Heroes 3, Sylvia inexplicably can fly through space, as well as being able to fire laser beams from her eyes.

In the Trading Card Game[]

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.

Quotes[]

No More Heroes[]

Pre-ranked fight phone calls[]

  • "(before fighting Death Metal) Hey Travis? Your ranked fight begins just up ahead. Win, and you will be 10th. Lose, and hell awaits. Are you up to this? Need a bathroom break? Whatever you need to do, do it now. You opponent, some call him the Holy Sword. He is good. But I know you can take him. You are the man! Eye of the tiger! He only looks tough because his mother was an ugly bitch. Take it to the red zone! Assassin's way at full throttle! Unleash your power! Show no mercy! Bring me Death Metal's head! Enter when you are prepared to fight. I believe in you and your Force. Now off to the Garden of Madness...
  • "(before fighting Dr. Peace) Travis hello? The moment you step onto the field, the fight begins. If you win, you will be ranked 9th. If you lose, well, there's no need to go into that. Need to pop a breath mint? Hit the restroom? Brush your teeth? When you're ready, step inside. To be honest, your chances of survival are slim. But trust your Force... And head for the Garden of Madness."
  • "(before fighting Shinobu) Hey Travis? Your next ranked fight begins the moment you step into that room. Win, and you'll rise to 8th in rank. Lose, and an even deeper circle of hell awaits. Wiped away your tears? Hit the can? Picked the tartar off your teeth? When you're ready, step inside. I highly doubt you'll survive this fight. But hey, there's only one way to find out, right? Give it your best shot! I am 100% certain you're returning from this battle, Travis. ...In a body bag. But trust your Force, and head for the Garden of Madness."
  • "(before fighting Destroyman) Hey Travis? Your next ranked battle is at the filming studio. Win, and you'll be 7th. Lose, and you're dropping down to an even deeper circle of hell. So, how are you feeling Travis? Your head feeling better? Relieved yourself lately? Maintaining proper oral hygiene? When you're ready, step inside. Some people say it's important to know when to give up... That you shouldn't aim for things that are obviously beyond your grasp. But ignore idiots like that! Don't accept defeat before the first punch has even been thrown! Hello? Anybody home? Did you even hear what I just said? And you call yourself an assassin... This is why third-rates like you are hopeless. I am 120% certain that you are going to die. All you can do is trust your Force... And head for the Garden of Madness."
  • "(before fighting Holly Summers) Travis hello? The secret beach is up ahead... Then it's ranking match time. Win, and you'll be number six. Lose, and your new home will be in the flaming tombs of hell. Everything OK? How's that sharp pain in your neck? Bladder in a bind? Have you trimmed your nose hairs? When you're ready, step inside. You know, you've been quite cocky lately. Well, more than the usual dose of self assuredness. You think that being ranked seventh means your hot shit, don't you? And you're just raring to go... You've gone from dumb to dumber. Watching your meteoric rise of stupidity is truly painful to observe. That careless attitude of yours will be your undoing! And with that... I am 500% certain you will die this time, but trust your Force, and head for the Garden of Madness..."
  • "(before "fighting" Letz Shake) Travis, hello? Continue forward and you will enter your next ranked match. The fifth rank awaits you if you win. And only eternal damnation awaits if you lose. How are you feeling? No irritable rashes? Hit the john lately? Taken care of those blackheads on your nose? Might I recommend a good hygiene set? When you're ready, step inside. Now don't tense up too much on this one. You've been slacking off a bit. You must maintain a steady tempo. Oui? You know what I mean, right? I'm sorry to say this, but I'm 1800% positive that you will die here. But trust your Force... And head for the Garden of Madness."
  • "(before fighting Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii) Come on! You can do this! You're almost to the next ranked fight! Winners proceed to the 4th rank. Losers will also proceed... To the eighth circle of hell. But you and I, Travis... We are going to paradise together. Take me by the hand and show me a world of drama and passion! One that I've never known before. But be sure to hit the bathroom first. As soon as you're ready, come for me. Don't leave me waiting. Today, little Silvia has done herself up quite well, I must say. My skin is so silky and smooth... This "Charisma Make-up Artist" from Japan gave me, like...the most incredible color graduation ever. I really hate how she says, "DONDAKE DONDAKE" ...Like some stupid bimbo! And will you look at that? Today, you are going to win with 2000% certainty! One hot night together, you and me... Coming right up. A promise is a promise. Trust your Force, Travis... And head for the Garden of Madness..."
  • "(before fighting Speed Buster) Travis, hello? Next up is a ranked match. Win, and rank three is yours. Lose, and you're sitting on the devil's lap. Did you have any sweet dreams? If you didn't dream about me, I'll fucking kill you I swear! If I ever hear you say another woman's name in your sleep... You'll wake up with the next morning with your joystick missing. Got it?! Anyway, make sure you go to the bathroom first. And when you are ready, step inside. Now Travis, don't be getting any funny ideas. Things between you and I have not changed one bit. You are still a loser. Nothing can change that. Honestly? Where do you think you're heading? There are legions of more powerful opponents out there. Never forget that. Keep your feet on the ground... Your head out of the clouds, and a stiff upper lip. I am 3,602,600,218% certain you will die. But trust your Force... And head for the Garden of Madness."
  • "(before fighting Bad Girl) Next up is a ranking match. Win, and you will be 2nd in rank. Lose, and you go to hell. Before you fight, please use the restroom. When you are ready, head inside. Good luck, Travis. Trust your Force. Head for the Garden of Madness."
  • "(before confronting Dark Star and fighting Jeane) Travis, can you hear me? It's Silvia. I never thought you'd make it this far. But I am sorry... I cannot see you anymore. I want to fly to your side, right now. I want to be in your arms. I want to be with you. I want to share my life with you... No matter the cost. Meeting you... I've felt truly alive for the first time. I mean that. But feelings and reality are two different things. Life is not that simple, yes? Now be honest. Did you really think I would let you do me if you hit number one? You really are an idiot, aren't you Travis? Come back to reality! I mean, look at yourself! You are a dopy, otaku assassin. The bottom of the barrel. No woman would be caught dead with you... Unless she was a desperate bitch! Where in the world could you find a woman who could fall in love with someone like you? Well... One is right here. It was fun, Travis. I love you. Now... Don't forget to use the restroom. Trust your Force... And head for the Garden of Madness!"

Regular[]

  • "Congratulations you are certified as the 11th best hitman. How about getting rid of the ten killers above you? And aim for the top!"

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle[]

  • "Oh, que magnifique!"
  • "It has been a while, Travis. So you've finally resumed work as an assassin. And still a hygiene-impaired slob, I see."
  • "Oh give me a break... There are people starting from this sequel who don't care about continuity, you know. Besides, it would take forever if I recapped every detail of your fall from greatness. Players would skip it, it's so boring."
  • "Sometimes you have to look at things from different angles. Now may I? This man was the 51st ranked assassin... Since you've killed him, that officially makes you 51st. And that means you're qualified to fight in the ranking battles again. So how about it? If you're a real man, you'll do anything to climb back on top. Because trust me, the view is still very... Satisfying."
  • "More competition. The last game's success made assassination trendy."
  • "No. But you will get a special prize."
  • "But just a taste. This time you'll get the five course meal."
  • "Did you know I'm a Yoga master?"
  • "Are you familiar with any Yoga positions?"
  • "The dog can do all sorts of things. So can the cobra, the rabbit..."
  • "Oh my... He's still alive."

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes[]

No More Heroes III[]

  • "Welcome, Travis, to the Garden of Insanity. Next-up: family war!"

Gallery[]

No More Heroes
Characters Bishop Shidux · Cat Jeane · Diane · Dr. Naomi · Ermen Palmer · Henry Cooldown · Jeane · Keita Sakai · Mask de Uh · Naoko Mori · Randall Lovikov · Sylvia Christel · Talbot and Weller · Thunder Ryu
Assassins Travis Touchdown · Helter-Skelter · Death Metal · Dr. Peace · Shinobu · Destroyman · Holly Summers · Letz Shake · Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii · Speed Buster · Bad Girl · Dark Star
Locations Area 51 · ATM · Atomic Drop Ward · Bar plastic model · Beef Head · Body Slam Beach · Destroy Stadium · Iron Claw Point · Job Center · K-Entertainment · Motel "NO MORE HEROES" · Naomi's Lab · Rolling Cradle Highway Bus Stop · Rounding Body Press Station · Santa Destroy High School · Santa Destroy Junction · Suplex Pizza · Thunder Ryu Bldg.
Settlements Santa Destroy, California · Speed City
Weapons Beam Katana · Blood Berry · Buster Launcher · Cross Sword · D.O.S. · Earthquake Maker · Horse Saber · Magic Double Saber · Orange II · SFX Converter · Three Girl Rhumba's Sword · Tsubaki · Tsubaki Mk-II · Tsubaki Mk-III
Vehicles Schpeltiger
Soundtracks No More Heroes Original Sound Tracks · No More Heroes Sound Tracks: Dark Side
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 · Sylvia Christel · Shinobu Jacobs · Bad Girl · Henry Cooldown · Dr. Juvenile · Jeane · Damon Riccitiello
Galactic Superhero Corps Leaders Jess Baptiste VI · Paradox Bandit · Sonic Juice · Sniping Lee · Midori Midorikawa · Velvet Chair Girl · Vanishing Point · Black Night Direction · Gold Joe · Mr. Blackhole · Mr. Wormhole
Troops
Supporting Characters Notorious · NT Kamui · Kimmy Howell · Native Dancer · Destroyman (Version T) · Mass-Produced Destroyman
Minor Characters Dr. Naomi · Badman · Hunter · Jeane
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