- "Don't worry, I don't mind having a boyfriend weaker than I am!"
Annie Hamilton (アニー･ハミルトン) is one of the characters in the Power Instinct series, first appearing in the first game, and has since been appearing in the following sequels. The romanization of her name changed from "Annie" to "Anny" in Matrimelee, where she also got a redesigned appearance. Annie was voiced by Keiko Ijuu in the first three games of the series.
Annie was inspired in one person of the development team, also the all-female musical theater group Takarazuka Kagekidan had influence in her design.
Keiko Ijuu was in charge of Annie's design and by the development time of Power Instinct 2, Range Murata, the main illustrator, changed Annie´s hair style arguing that for him it was hard to draw it in the way it was in the first Power Instinct and also he said it was dificult to animate correctly in game. Keiko wasn't happy with the change, because for her, Annie's hairdo was one of her main features.
Annie ranked #17 in Gamest Mook's top 30 best female video game characters in 1994.
About Annie Edit
Annie is a compassionate woman who was born into a rich family. She is, however, overbearing and bossy, due to her spoiled upbringing. Despite this, she loves animals and children, and currently has 6 dogs, 4 cats, 3 horses and a turtle named Kensington.
During the events that occurred in Power Instinct, Annie saw Otane in her youthful form performing the "Koushokuheki", which is practically the same as her "Rainbow Barrier". Annie prefers that her techniques are unique to her and for that reason she stopped using it, developing a new attack called Rainbow Rise.
- First love?
After the 15th Goketsuji Tournament(first Power Instinct), Annie returned to her home in London. One day she went for a walk with Kensingtong and she saw a man that was strolling with his giant tortoise pet. Annie started to go to the park, with the intention to meet that man. One day, she approached to talk to him. After that, Annie and the man started to see each other in the park very often. They talked about many things, especially about their respective pets. Annie felt something that she have never felt before and one day she finally had the courage to ask him.... If he could give her his giant tortoise pet. The man, surprised for Annie's request, roundly refused to give her his tortoise. Annie begged to him for days but his final anwser was "No", Breaking Annie's heart.
Participation Details Edit
- Power Instinct
Always trying to be the best in everything she puts effort in, the martial arts is something new to Annie. After learning about the tradition of martial arts in her own family, she has been training very hard for the Goketsuji tournament and in that way prove that she is able to earn her own money, which she wants to spend without limitations.
- Power Instinct 2
Annie may seem hysterical and bossy on the surface, but the ones that had really know her, acknowledge her love for animals and nature. Also, after the Goketsuji tournament she has matured as a woman(Even there are rumors among the kurokos that she fell in love with somebody). Annie has been perfecting her fighting techniques, giving special priority to kicking techniques and acrobatic attacks to demonstrate the elegance of her fighting style
- Goketsuji Legends
Kanji promised to Annie to give her a zoo if she became the winner of his tournament. Being an animal lover, Annie couldn't refuse that offer.
- Toukon Matrimelee
Annie received an invitation for the Matrimelee tournament in which the prize for the winner was to get engaged with the daughter or the son of the King of Certain Country. Although she didn't have any interest in getting involved at first, she later found that Keith was invited to participate! When Annie found out about Keith's decision to join, the flame of jealousy burned inside of her and she entered the tournament to stop Keith from winning.
- Bonnou no Kaihou
Desperate to get Keith's attention, Annie's intentions are to get access to the best beauty treatments to polish her womanly attributes. Annie hopes that after combining beautiful looks with her classy personality, Keith will definitely fall in love with her.
- Senzo Kuyou
Annie has the feeling that the most cherished dream for a young girl is about of becoming true for her. There are rumors that someone sneaked into her room one night.
Special Moves Edit
- Swanny Clash - Annie throws a massive golden swan at the opponent. In Matrimelee, the strong version arcs upward.
- Photon Burst - When done in midair, Annie throws a ball of energy down at the opponent.
- Rainbow Barrier - Annie swings her arm down, unleashing a rainbow colored barrier. She only had this move in the first Power Instinct.
- Annie Dynamic - Annie throws a leg down to the ground with massive force. This move can also be done while dashing.
- Rainbow Rise - Annie flies into the air with an arm, unleashing a rainbow of energy in her wake. She gained this move in Power Instinct 2, and can be done while dashing.
- Photon Schnauzer - Annie powers up an orb of energy into her hand that can be used to add an additional hit to a punch attack and more strength to her Swan Clash and Rainbow Rise (which uses up the orb). She had this move in Power Instinct Legends.
- Cosmic Throw - Annie grabs the opponent and hurls him/her through space and time before s/he lands fiercely on the ground. In Matrimelee and Bonnou no Kaihou, she rolls forward to close in on the opponent before grabbing them when executed.
- Angel Breath - Annie throws a ring of energy at the opponent. If it hits, Annie will kneel and an angel will rise out of her back, firing a powerful beam of energy into her foe. She had this move in Matrimelee, Bonnou no Kaihou and Matsuri Senzo Kuyou.
Power Instinct Legends Teams Edit
|Angela Belti||Women Rule Pair|
|Annie Hamilton||Elegant Pair|
|Kanji Kokuin||Long Shot Pair|
|Kintaro Kokuin||Charming Pair|
|Keith Wayne||Unreturned Love Pair|
|Kurara Hananokoji||High Jumping Pair|
|Oshima Goketsuji||Beauty & Sinester Pair|
|Otane Goketsuji||Reality & Past Pair|
|Oume Goketsuji||Beauty & Ruthless Pair|
|Poochy||Beauty & the Beast Pair|
|Reiji Oyama||Inseparable Pair|
|Sahad Asran Ryuto||Elegant Pair|
|Saizo Hattori||Charming Pair|
|Super Kurara||Dreams & Reality Pair|
|Thin Nen||Water & Oil Pair|
|White Buffalo||Destiny Pair|
Music Themes Edit
- Ai Ni Ikiru (You Live in Love) - Power Instinct
- Hajimete no Ai (First Love) - Power Instinct 2
- Hajimete no Ai -Jazzy Version- - Power Instinct Legends
- Chisana Shiawase(A little Happiness) - Matrimelee / Bonnou no Kaihou
- Power Instinct
- Power Instinct 2
- Power Instinct Legends
- Power Instinct Matrimelee
- Shin Goketsuji Ichizoku: Bonnou no Kaihou
- Goketsuji Ichizoku Matsuri Senzo Kuyou
- CR Goketsuji Ichizoku
Related Characters Edit
- Dante/Andy: One of her pet dogs.
- Keith Wayne: Boyfriend and future husband.
- Chris Wayne: Future son.
- Angela Belti: Friend and rival.
- Elias Patrick: The Hamilton family made an important donation to his church, and since then he has developed a good relation with them. In Matrimelee, Annie's family asked him to watch over her in the tournament.
- In the game manual for Power Instinct 2 for the Playstation, her age was erroneously stated to be 26 years. In all other official sources (Soundtrack manual, GI-THE CD ROM), her age is 22.
- Those with keen eyes may be able to notice that a couple of Annie's animations in Matrimelee, particularly when she's knocked down and on the ground, bear a similarity to Annie Murakami's in Rage of the Dragons. Perhaps it is not the first time Noise Factory has done this sort of thing, as the sprites of the winged enemies from one of their games, Sengoku 3, look very similar to the ones in Gaia Crusaders, one of their earliest titles. They would later do this again with Shinjuro Goketsuji, as some of his animations are borrowed from Abubo Rao's from the aforementioned game.
- In a manga series, she has a brother named Kieffer but is not officially acknowledged by Atlus.