Retro Puppet Master
Elsa was born in Switzerland and during 1902 she was staying with her father in Paris , France at the Swiss Embassy. Her father was very strict and did not let her leave the embassy at any times, and she was forced to dance with old men at the celebration balls. Elsa sneaked out one night because she wanted to see the night life of Paris and Margarette, a worker at the embassy tried to stop her, but since they both have a good connection, she let her go. Elsa went to the Theatre Magique to watch a puppet show, little did she know that she will meet her future husband Andre Toulon there.
When her father discovered that Elsa had been out, he sent three guards to beat up Toulon and teach him a lesson for being near his daughter. When Afzel taught Toulon the secret of life, Sutekh's Mummy Servants broke into the embassy to kill all the residents and kidnap Elsa to force Toulon out of hiding so they can steal back the secret from him. Toulon rescued her and introduced her to his puppets.
Puppet Master II
The two of them toured the world doing puppet shows, one in particular in Cairo, Egypt, during 1912 when he bought her a dress that became her favorite. During this time Andre Toulon had met a merchant who tried to sell him some ancient secrets but at first he was hesitant about it, but Elsa convinced him that it was the right thing to do.
When Andre escaped to America at the Bodega Bay Inn hotel, he made two life size mannequins based on him and Elsa. When the puppets resurrected Toulon many years later, he was a confused, soulless monster that thought a para-psychologist who was working at the hotel was Elsa reborn.
Puppet Master III
During the 1930's they settled down in Berlin, Germany. Andre tried for many years to paint a portrait for Elsa but his painting skills were not the best so he decided to build her a special doll in her likeness. When the second World War began, Elsa and Andre showed their hatred to the Nazis by putting on a puppet show which poked fun at Adolf Hitler. Lt. Eric Stein saw one of these performances and reported it to Major Kraus. Kraus, who was the leader of the Deathcorp Project learned about Toulon's living puppets and wanted to use his secret to help in Dr. Hess's experiments.
Elsa tried to stop Kraus from stealing it and she was shot by one of his guards. The Nazis proceeded to arrest Andre and Elsa spat at them so Kraus shot her in the head with his gun. Andre escaped from the Nazis with help of his puppets and broke into the morgue and removed Elsa's spirit, he then placed it into the doll he had made for Elsa bringing it to life. The doll was defenseless so Andre fed it some medical Leeches which turned it into Leech Woman. She was now used to get revenge on the people that caused her death.
The events were very similar to Puppet Master III, but Elsa was a much older woman with gray hair. Instead of a lieutenant who informed the Nazis about Toulon's puppet show it was a Hitler Youth child and the Nazis didn't arrest Toulon they only came to destroy his puppets. When the Nazis arrived at Toulon's house they immediately kicked him down on the floor and began destroying all of his puppets. None of the puppets were alive during this point in the Eternity story line.
Elsa charged at the Nazis when they began pulling the head off of the puppet in her image but they killed her by stabbing her in the stomach. Toulon then cut out pieces of her brain with a scalpel and mixed it with the elixir and used it to bring Leech Woman to life. Elsa's body was buried with a diary containing information about the magic and how it works.
Action Lab Comics
- Puppet Master II (Flash back)
- Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge
- Puppet Master 4 (Mentioned)
- Puppet Master 7: Retro Puppet Master
- Puppet Master 8: The Legacy (Archival footage)
- Puppet Master 9: Axis of Evil (Mentioned)
- Action Lab Comics
- Eternity Comics
- Her name is 'Ilsa' in Retro Puppet Master.