Naeemah
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Gender Female
Race Vampire
Birth date Unknown
Birth place Egypt Egypt




Status Alive
Fighting style Aiki-Jujutsu and Mi Zong Quan
Weapon Weapon Summoning

Naeemah is a video game character of the Dragon Fighter series, first appearing in Dragon Fighter IV. She is vampiress who was leaved imprisoned under the castle of Kristopher for many centuries.

Biography

Concept (Naeemah, Rosaria and Pullum)

During the development of Dragon Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Capcom wanted to create a female character coming from the Middle East with magical powers, so the first Naeemah's concepts were created for this upgrade as a young Egyptian fortune teller wielding a crystal ball during fight. Her overall appearance was a likely reference to Cleopatra. When was necessary defining in a concrete way the new part of cast for this upgrade, Naeemah's concept was been set aside resembling in design too much Kotakage, newcomer in Dragon Fighter II Turbo who reached a high popularity, so was considered useless adding a look-alike fighter.

Developers, continuing to consider Naeemah's concept quite interesting, recycled it for Dragon Fighter III creating two new characters: Rosaria, Italian fortune teller, and Pullum, young woman coming from the Middle East (precisely from Saudi Arabia).

Rosaria was inspired by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure character Lisa Lisa, Rosarias's outfit is almost identical to Lisa Lisa's and both share a similar fighting style that consits of channeling energy into their scarfs.

Pullum is a homage both for Rouge, from Capcom's Power Stone series, and Luca, from Capcom's Star Gladiator games, two popular and very appreciated characters at the time.

For Dragon Fighter IV, developers wanted to create a demonic-like character, like Akuma and Garuda, but with a female gender, for these reasons the draft of Naeemah has been recovered undergoing some changing: she is a young Egyptian fortune teller any more but an ultra centenary Egyptian vampiress.

History

Naeemah was born more than 800 years ago in Egypt, where during day was a naturopathic student and at night a vigilante protecting her fellow citizens.

At some point, she decided to take a small nap during a journey in Norway, but her 40 winks turned into a Rip Van Winkle style slumber that lasted for hundreds of years. During her sleep, the estate of Kristopher's dynasty was built atop her resting ground, leaving her imprisoned.

Upon awakening, she found her powers as a vampire had faded to nothing. In an attempt to restore her strength, she consumed the blood of several victims. However, it wasn't enough.

What she needed was the blood of someone with an intense spiritual force? Maybe then she would return to peak condition. But did such a person even exist in this era? No-one sprang to mind.

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