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Lydia is an unlockable character in Dead Estate.


Lydia has darker skin, with long brown hair and a blue buisness suit.

In her B Costume, she wears a yellow jumpsuit and wears her hair in a ponytail, inspired by The Bride from Kill Bill: Volume 1.

In her C Costume, she wears a white tube top, a black pencil skirt, and a purple poncho and leggings, inspired by Mariah from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.


Lydia notices a story in the newspaper about the mansion, and realizes how much money she could make off the house if she refurbished it. She drives down to the mansion, passing by a zombie without care. Once she reaches the gate, she climbs over the top and reaches the front door, excited about the possibility of the money she could earn. Before being trapped inside and now has to fight for her life.


  • Lydia's starting weapon is the Pepper Spray.
  • Lydia has 5 max health (with a purely aesthetic golden health bar that becomes red if Lydia is broke), being slightly lower than the average amount.
  • Lydia has 2.4 movement speed, between Cordelia and Jules.
  • Lydia starts with $200 and gains more money than other characters.
  • Lydia passively loses $1 per second, losing more money the more she has. If she has no money, she will lose health over time.
  • Any damage taken causes her to lose money.
  • Lydia gains a free item and heart every $600 collected. The amount needed increases with looping.


Lydia is unlocked by completing a run with at least $1000.

Her B Costume is unlocked by completing a run without ever breaking a pot.

Her C Costume is unlocked by completing a run with all three of her Curses enabled.


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Strategy and Preferred Items

Lydia is a high-risk high-reward character, with the more items she buys the closer she gets to running out and taking damage. Balancing out the money and items is the best way to use her in a safe manner.

  • It is difficult to maintain hoarding a lot of money, since having more money increases money drain over time.
  • Items that can increase the money gained, such as Trade-in-Reciept and Sledgehammer, can make sure she stays in the positive of money gain.
  • Despite the possible downside of using Tax Reforms, leading to even more money lost, it could greatly increase the damage with the high money count and increase the amount money over time.
  • items that increase the power of burning are also of use, such as Demon Lung.

Character Related Achievements

TheRealtor.png The Realtor - Clear a run with over $1000 in your pockets.

TheAssassin.png The Assassin - Clear a run without breaking a single pot.

TheMagnet.jpg The Magnet - Finish a run with all curses enabled.

MansionontheHill.png Mansion on the Hill - Complete the Normal Ending.

ANewCareerinaNewTwon.png A New Career in a New Town - Complete the True Ending.

NothingComesFree.png Nothing Comes Free - Get 10+ reward items in a single run.


  • Lydia's pose at the end of the true ending cutscene is based off of Yukako Yamagishi from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable. Her B Costume's pose is based off of Trish Una from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo (Golden Wind). Her C Costume's pose is based off of Mariah.
  • In the 1.1.4 Update, Lydia's teased C Costume sported Mariah's colors from the anime adaptation of Stardust Crusaders. When C Costumes were finally introduced in the Heaven & Hell Update, it was changed to her color scheme from the original manga.
  • Lydia is the only character with an odd number of HP to start with, not regarding Curses.