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* TheWikiRule: [[https://lisa-rpg.fandom.com/wiki/LISA:_The_RPG_Wiki The Lisa RPG Wiki]]


** The sprites for Mr. Beautiful and his gang appear in the artbook for ''The Painful'', implying that they were going to debut in that game before ultimately being SavedForTheSequel. The book is the [[AllThereInTheManual only place]] where the gang's full name, Beautiful Baby Boys, is revealed.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Austin is actually a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSud7WAVhcw professional martial artist]], leading to the game's emphasis on and jokes about Kung Fu, including Bob Friday's [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/McDojo [=McDojo=]]] where you can just buy a diploma. He also stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by and named after his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Austin Jorgensen has stated in interviews that the idea behind ''LISA: The First'' (and, later, Brad in ''LISA: The Painful RPG'') was based on an ex-girlfriend who was scarred by memories of her abusive father, as it had made him realize how much memories can affect people.

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** The sprites for Mr. Beautiful and his gang appear in the artbook for ''The Painful'', implying that they were going to debut in that game before ultimately being SavedForTheSequel.RefittedForSequel. The book is the [[AllThereInTheManual only place]] where the gang's full name, Beautiful Baby Boys, is revealed.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Austin is actually a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSud7WAVhcw professional martial artist]], leading to the game's emphasis on and jokes about Kung Fu, including Bob Friday's [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/McDojo [=McDojo=]]] where you can just buy a diploma. He diploma.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Austin Jorgensen has stated in interviews that the idea behind ''The First'' (and, later, Brad in ''The Painful RPG'') was based on an ex-girlfriend who was scarred by memories of her abusive father, as it had made him realize how much memories can affect people.
** Additionally, he has
also stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by and named after his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Austin Jorgensen has stated in interviews that the idea behind ''LISA: The First'' (and, later, Brad in ''LISA: The Painful RPG'') was based on an ex-girlfriend who was scarred by memories of her abusive father, as it had made him realize how much memories can affect people.
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** Austin stated that Rando was [[spoiler:originally going to be one of Brad's biological children]] and that Hawk was going to compete with Brad to gain Rando's trust, and eventually control the Rando Army. This subplot was scrapped but a DummiedOut sprite references it.

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** Austin stated that Rando was [[spoiler:originally going to be one of Brad's biological children]] and that Hawk[[note]]Not Hawk Hollywood, but a different, scrapped character[[/note]] was going to compete with Brad to gain Rando's trust, and eventually control the Rando Army. This subplot was scrapped but a DummiedOut sprite references it.it.
** The sprites for Mr. Beautiful and his gang appear in the artbook for ''The Painful'', implying that they were going to debut in that game before ultimately being SavedForTheSequel. The book is the [[AllThereInTheManual only place]] where the gang's full name, Beautiful Baby Boys, is revealed.


* WriteWhatYouKnow:
** Austin is actually a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSud7WAVhcw professional martial artist]], leading to the game's emphasis on and jokes about Kung Fu, including Bob Friday's [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/McDojo [=McDojo=]]] where you can just buy a diploma.
** He also stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by and named after, his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Austin is actually a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSud7WAVhcw professional martial artist]], leading to the game's emphasis on and jokes about Kung Fu, including Bob Friday's [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/McDojo [=McDojo=]]] where you can just buy a diploma. He also stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by and named after his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.


** At first, Austin didn't bother to come up with a reason [[spoiler:why Yado created the vaccine because "[''LISA: The Joyful'' is] a video game [that] lacks completely credibility".]] He eventually canonized the idea proposed by Charles O. Ward in a [[https://twitter.com/dalm3k/status/738518810102276096 thread]] on Website/{{Twitter}} that [[spoiler:Yado's god complex drove him to create the vaccine so he wouldn't turn into a Joy Mutant himself.]]

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** At first, Austin didn't bother to come up with a reason [[spoiler:why Yado created the vaccine because "[''LISA: The Joyful'' is] a video game [that] lacks completely credibility".]] He eventually canonized the idea proposed by Charles O. Ward in a [[https://twitter.com/dalm3k/status/738518810102276096 thread]] on Website/{{Twitter}} that [[spoiler:Yado's god complex drove him to create the vaccine so make sure that he wouldn't turn into a Joy Mutant himself.]]


** At first, Austin didn't bother to come up with a reason [[spoiler:why Yado created the vaccine because "[''LISA: The Joyful'' is] a video game [that] lacks completely credibility".]] He eventually canonized the idea proposed by Charles O. Ward on Website/{{Twitter}} that [[spoiler:Yado's god complex drove him to create the vaccine so he wouldn't turn into a Joy Mutant himself.]]

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** At first, Austin didn't bother to come up with a reason [[spoiler:why Yado created the vaccine because "[''LISA: The Joyful'' is] a video game [that] lacks completely credibility".]] He eventually canonized the idea proposed by Charles O. Ward in a [[https://twitter.com/dalm3k/status/738518810102276096 thread]] on Website/{{Twitter}} that [[spoiler:Yado's god complex drove him to create the vaccine so he wouldn't turn into a Joy Mutant himself.]]


** At first, Austin didn't come up with a reason [[spoiler:why Yado created the vaccine because "[''LISA: The Joyful'' is] a video game [that] lacks completely credibility".]] He eventually canonized the idea proposed by Charles O. Ward on Website/{{Twitter}} that [[spoiler:Yado's god complex drove him to create the vaccine so he wouldn't turn into a Joy Mutant himself.]]

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** At first, Austin didn't bother to come up with a reason [[spoiler:why Yado created the vaccine because "[''LISA: The Joyful'' is] a video game [that] lacks completely credibility".]] He eventually canonized the idea proposed by Charles O. Ward on Website/{{Twitter}} that [[spoiler:Yado's god complex drove him to create the vaccine so he wouldn't turn into a Joy Mutant himself.]]


!The First
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Austin Jorgensen has stated in interviews that the idea behind Lisa: The First (and, later, Brad in The Painful RPG) was based on an ex-girlfriend who was scarred by memories of her abusive father, as it had made him realize how much memories can affect people.
!The Painful RPG
* AscendedFanon: [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/818878243327672321 A strange case in which all fan content is basically canon according to the author.]]

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!The First
* WriteWhoYouKnow: AscendedFanon:
** At first,
Austin Jorgensen has stated in interviews that didn't come up with a reason [[spoiler:why Yado created the vaccine because "[''LISA: The Joyful'' is] a video game [that] lacks completely credibility".]] He eventually canonized the idea behind Lisa: The First (and, later, Brad in The Painful RPG) was based proposed by Charles O. Ward on an ex-girlfriend who was scarred by memories of her abusive father, as it had made Website/{{Twitter}} that [[spoiler:Yado's god complex drove him realize how much memories can affect people.
!The Painful RPG
* AscendedFanon:
to create the vaccine so he wouldn't turn into a Joy Mutant himself.]]
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[[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/818878243327672321 A strange case in which all fan content is basically canon according to the author.]]



** A few enemies were also created by backers, but the most notable are Slave Lord Jim, Jonathan, and Satan, who are based off of [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]], [[Podcast/TheDismalJesters Jonathan Holmes]], and [[LetsPlay/{{Nnemonic}} Mike Nnemonic]] respectively.
* CopiouslyCreditedCreator: Austin credits himself as writer, artist, creator, and musician - just under different names each time.

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** A few enemies were also created by backers, but the most notable are Slave Lord Jim, Jonathan, and Satan, who are based off of on [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]], [[Podcast/TheDismalJesters Jonathan Holmes]], and [[LetsPlay/{{Nnemonic}} Mike Nnemonic]] respectively.
* CopiouslyCreditedCreator: Austin credits himself as writer, artist, creator, and musician - -- just under different names each time.



** He also stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by, and named after, his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.
* DummiedOut / WhatCouldHaveBeen: A consequence of the game's development being mostly open and taking place over two years is that a lot of story and gameplay elements ended up dropped during production:

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** He also stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by, by and named after, his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.
* DummiedOut / WhatCouldHaveBeen: A consequence of the game's development being mostly open and taking place over two years is that a lot of story and gameplay elements ended up dropped during production:



** Columbo has enemy battle data in the final game code and an unused battle theme in the soundtrack, but isn't fought in the game proper.

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** Columbo has enemy battle data in the final game code and an unused battle theme in the soundtrack, soundtrack but isn't fought in the game proper.



** A gameplay feature that ended up being cut for time was specific side quests for different part members, in the end Bo was the only one who ended up with his own side quest, searching for his lost brother.

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** A gameplay feature that ended up being cut for time was specific side quests for different part party members, in the end end, Bo was the only one who ended up with his own side quest, searching for his lost brother.



** There were initially supposed to be ten Kickstarter backer characters, but four of them fell through for one reason or another, and the game only ended up with six (Beastborn, Garth, RT, Yazan, Jack and Sonny).

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** There were initially supposed to be ten Kickstarter backer characters, but four of them fell through for one reason or another, and the game only ended up with six (Beastborn, Garth, RT, Yazan, Jack Jack, and Sonny).



** The game was initially titled "The Last Matador", and interviews with Austin Jorgensen imply that it was not originally connected with Lisa: The First until well into development.
*** In fact, Austin's original concept for this game was a ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''-type setting in which a bunch of ripped dudes beat eachother up, then he started to get into the deeper aspects of a world without any women.
** The fight against Sindy Gallows in ''Joyful'' was added last minute, which implies that [[spoiler: he was originally supposed to stay dead and the cultists that killed him was the real fight.]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56yNo3OZSHA#t=40 pre-alpha gameplay footage]] shows a lot of things that didn't make it into the game. Aside from the aforementioned Ricky and Cheeks as party members, the trailer also shows them having a team attack that implies that moves can be done with certain party members in the same party, a party member named Hawk that is nowhere to be found in the final game, a sneaking mechanic that seems to be a precursor to the assassinations Buddy can do in ''Joyful'', proper battle backgrounds instead of the in-engine generated ones, and more blatant foreshadowing of [[spoiler: Dr. Yado]].
** Austin Jorgensen had mentioned in interviews that he originally wanted to put several reference characters in LISA (mentioning the USA Sports Team from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' specifically), and sprites for quite a few of them do exist in the spritesheet, but in the end none made the cut save for [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of [[VideoGame/Mother3 Lucas]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario Bros.]], and [[VideoGame/EarthBound Everdred]].
** Austin also stated that Rando was [[spoiler: originally going to be one of Brad's biological children]] and that Hawk was going to compete with Brad to gain Rando's trust, and eventually control the Rando Army. This subplot was scrapped but a DummiedOut sprite references it.

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** The game was initially titled "The Last Matador", and interviews with Austin Jorgensen imply that it was not originally connected with Lisa: ''LISA: The First First'' until well into development.
*** In fact, Austin's original concept for this game was a ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''-type setting in which a bunch of ripped dudes beat eachother beats each other up, then he started to get into the deeper aspects of a world without any women.
** The fight against Sindy Gallows in ''Joyful'' ''LISA: The Joyful'' was added last minute, which implies that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was originally supposed to stay dead and the cultists that killed him was the real fight.]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56yNo3OZSHA#t=40 pre-alpha gameplay footage]] shows a lot of things that didn't make it into the game. Aside from the aforementioned Ricky and Cheeks as party members, the trailer also shows them having a team attack that implies that moves can be done with certain party members in the same party, a party member named Hawk that is nowhere to be found in the final game, a sneaking mechanic that seems to be a precursor to the assassinations Buddy can do in ''Joyful'', ''LISA: The Joyful'', proper battle backgrounds instead of the in-engine generated ones, and more blatant foreshadowing of [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Yado]].
** Austin Jorgensen had mentioned in interviews that he originally wanted to put several reference characters in LISA ''LISA'' (mentioning the USA Sports Team from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' specifically), and sprites for quite a few of them do exist in the spritesheet, sprite sheet, but in the end none made the cut save for [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of [[VideoGame/Mother3 Lucas]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario Bros.]], and [[VideoGame/EarthBound Everdred]].
** Austin also stated that Rando was [[spoiler: originally [[spoiler:originally going to be one of Brad's biological children]] and that Hawk was going to compete with Brad to gain Rando's trust, and eventually control the Rando Army. This subplot was scrapped but a DummiedOut sprite references it.it.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Austin Jorgensen has stated in interviews that the idea behind ''LISA: The First'' (and, later, Brad in ''LISA: The Painful RPG'') was based on an ex-girlfriend who was scarred by memories of her abusive father, as it had made him realize how much memories can affect people.

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** A completely different set of party members are listed in the game's data as Joy Addicts, but due to either a bug or deliberate removal, the variable that prompts their withdrawal status never switches. These include Rage, RT, Garth, Sonny, Birdie, and Fly. A game mod exists that allows you to allow them to suffer withdrawal again.


*** In fact, Austin's original concept for this game was a FistOfTheNorthStar type setting in which a bunch of ripped dudes beat eachother up, then he started to get into the deeper aspects of a world without any women.

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*** In fact, Austin's original concept for this game was a FistOfTheNorthStar type ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''-type setting in which a bunch of ripped dudes beat eachother up, then he started to get into the deeper aspects of a world without any women.

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** Iori Stevens has a few extra unused sprites in his file, implying that he was originally planned to be a recruitable party member.

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* ContestWinnerCameo:
** RT, Jack, Garth, Beastborn, Sonny, and Yazan are all party members created by Kickstarter backers. Notably, there were going to be four more backer party members, but they fell through for unknown reasons.
** A few enemies were also created by backers, but the most notable are Slave Lord Jim, Jonathan, and Satan, who are based off of [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]], [[Podcast/TheDismalJesters Jonathan Holmes]], and [[LetsPlay/{{Nnemonic}} Mike Nnemonic]] respectively.


** [[WordOfGod Austin]] stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by, and named after, his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.

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** [[WordOfGod Austin]] He also stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by, and named after, his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was stated to be a great father, and hard-working {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.


** Austin also stated that Rando was [[spoiler: originally going to be one of Brad's biological children]] and that Hawk was going to compete with Brad to gain Rando's trust, and eventually control the Rando Army. This subplot was scrapped but a DummiedOut sprite references it.
** Also, protagonist Brad inherited his [[{{Determinator}} driven and resilient nature]] from his namesake.

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** Austin also stated that Rando was [[spoiler: originally going to be one of Brad's biological children]] and that Hawk was going to compete with Brad to gain Rando's trust, and eventually control the Rando Army. This subplot was scrapped but a DummiedOut sprite references it.
** Also, protagonist Brad inherited his [[{{Determinator}} driven and resilient nature]] from his namesake.
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** [[WordOfGod Austin]] stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by, and named after, his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was known to be a great father, and hard-working [[Determinator]] when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.

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** [[WordOfGod Austin]] stated in a [[https://twitter.com/LOVEBRADgames/status/765649571200413696 Twitter post]] that Brad Armstrong was both inspired by, and named after, his late father, Brad Jorgensen, who was known stated to be a great father, and hard-working [[Determinator]] {{Determinator}} when it came to getting anything done. Above all else, Brad, the character, pushed himself to his limits to help those he cared for, much like his basis.

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