List of Dead or Alive characters - Wikipedia
The following is a list of characters from the Dead or Alive video game series, created by Tecmo .. Consequently, Bass enters the DOA tournaments to put an end to her fame-seeking, only to fail at each attempt. In the fourth .. The two were in a loving relationship until Lauren's sudden, tragic death in the desert. As Lauren. In-story, Kasumi, Ayane, Christie and Helena are the predominant ones. . Ninja Gaiden games, making it unclear when they happened and what his exact relationship with Irene Lew is. . Zigzaged by Hayate's ending in Dead or Alive 4. Marie Rose is the servant of Helena Douglas, who debuted in the title, In Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, their friendly relationship is made quite clear.
See the character pages for details. In an interview, Tomonobu Itagaki explained that, while in the West it's seen acceptable in media to sexualize women from years old, in Japan it's acceptable from years old.
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However, for a lot of people, that explanation didn't cut it. For some, it made things even worse. Ayane has a whole set of moves based on this, Kokoro has this as well.
Brad Wong also has quite a few backward attacks as well. Then again, it's all part of the Drunken Master style of fighting. Regular old teenagers who fight for fun can hold their own against ninjas, mystical superpowered beings and a genetically altered interdimensional clone of one of aforementioned ninjas. Both played straight and averted with the female fighters, depending on the game.
Christie, to Helena in 3. Played straight in the first four titles, but averted in Dead or Alive 5, where everyone becomes relatively dirty and grimy by the time the fight's over and stays that way for the rest of the match; of course, the player can turn that detail off in the options. Christie's ending in Dead or Alive 4.
Beware the Nice Ones: Gen Fu is really a sweet old man. But if you cross him, watch out. The same goes for Kasumi, Kokoro and Eliot. Zack in Helena's Dead or Alive 4 ending. Ryu in Dimensions during Kasumi vs. Characters give and take some pretty severe beatings with nothing to show for it. Unsurprisinggiven the aim. Even by Dead or Alive standards, Tina's boobs are huge and she's also physically the strongest girl in the game.
DOA 5 Ultimate gives us Rachelwho's not only strong canon-wise, but is also arguably one of the best characters in the game. Last Round brings a new champion with Honoka, who not only has the biggest chest in the cast, but her fight style is very based on physical strength, despite her slender figure.
Arcade course 6 in Dimensions plays like one of these, culminating with a battle against a Secret Character on a Secret Stage. In Dimensions, Ayame's flashback to being raped by Raidou doesn't have the sideboob shot that originally appeared in the Dead or Alive 2: Ein, who after being dumped by the villains is revealed to be Hayate, Kasumi's brother, Ayane's half-brother, Shiden's and Ayame's son. Genra in Dead or Alive 3. Though Dimensions revealed he was just evil. Ryu Hayabusa, who at the time of the original Dead or Alive, was a mere classic character that hadn't been seen for years; simply put, a Guest Fighter for old timers.
Come the revival of the Ninja Gaiden series inRyu's popularity soared. This success would be passed or give it back to Dead or Alive itself. A powerful kunoichi who makes it clear that she dislikes violence. Doesn't mean she won't fight if she has to and does she ever know how to fight.
The series does seem to favor her in terms of fanservice. She and Christie are the only two characters to actually be seen fully nude in the series.
Hands down the nicest fighter in the series. As it was revealed that the Kasumi we saw earlier was a clone, the real Kasumi is currently resided in Hayabusa's village under Muramasa's care. Except for a couple of costumes throughout the whole series, you would think this girl doesn't know pants even exist. Goes hand in hand with the previous trope.
Her Color Motif usually revolve around this two colors. Her life is threatened on a daily basis, but it doesn't seem to get to her, at least upon first glance. What people don't realize is how badly she wants to return home. Even so, she finds strength knowing that her brother and sister are okay and that she still has allies in her personal war on Donovan. Teaming up with Conservation of Ninjutsu to keep her clan from killing her over the course of 3 tournaments. Pre-DOA5, her hair touches her waist when let down.
As of her DOA5 redesign, her hair only reaches to about her mid-back. She always tries to avoid fighting and goes for a pacifistic solution first, especially when it's against an ally. But when she sees there's no choice but to fight, she tosses any doubts and goes all for it. She's tossed most of this aside by 5, though. She was the princess of her tribe. This is an oxymoron, being as it's a tribe of ninja.
In at least two of her ninja outfits. Screw the Rules, I Have Connections! If she hasn't already, Kasumi is likely to be reinstated into the clan despite their strict code of responsibility, secrecy, or whatever it is that resulted in her leaving earning her the death sentence in the first place.
Incidentally, her brother is chief of said clan, now that he's okay again. The reason for running from the clan in the first place is to kill who harmed her brother Especially since Dead or Alive 4. There was some of this in the earlier games with Hayabusa, although Dimensions seems to have put an end to that. She got a variation using the elbow instead of the fist in Dead or Alive 4.
In Dead or Alive 3. Spinning out of Here: One her winning animations, accompanied with her trademark Cherry Blossoms. She lived in luxury and had it made as a kid, but she doesn't consider herself above anyone else and is quite the compassionate person. Case in point, no matter how much hate Ayane sent her way, she never retaliated. It got insanely popular among her fans almost immediately.
She accepts the consequences of her actions and doesn't angst about her fugitive shinobi condition. She's also always pretty calm and doesn't let her emotions to make her rush into battle. Unless her brother's safety is on the lineof course.
Not the worst offender in the game, but still. She doesn't like to fight, let alone kill, but, as a kunoichi, she will if she has to, so God help you if you're actually on her roomy hit list as Raidou can attest to. She has a complete set of counter moves based on teleporting with some Cherry Blossoms to make them look prettierso a skilled fighter can pull this off.
One of her hairstyles, and her default one in DOA5. Took a Level in Badass: Her fighting style got a pretty deep upgrade in Dead or Alive 4, making her faster and way more agile than in previous games.
Most people agree that she's more powerful like that. However, in Dimensions Tecmo put Kasumi-Alpha as a way for players to use her move set from the first three games. When she leaves her village to kill Raidou she doesn't show her anger openly, but still you can tell. She's downright frosty by her standard to some people until after the deed is done.
Outside of Japan she was never given an exact age, but the Japanese version states she's 17 during the first 4 games. However, now as of Dead or Alive 5, she's 19, thus leaving " the danger zone ". Or rather Badass Clan Leader Successor. She defeated Raidou, who Ayane and Hayate couldn't beat even when working together, and took out Alpha, one of Donovan's most powerful bioweapons.
We Used to Be Friends: As of DOA 5there's hope once more. Her second costume except for some red detailswhich has a very tight competition for the "fan favorite" title with her default blue costume.
You Can't Go Home Again: Until in Dimensions' end where it's implied that Kasumi could come back. The final chapter of 5 is pretty ambiguous on this. You Killed My Brother: Or so she thinks at first Until she found him well. Normally between ranks A and B. Ayane - Japan Voiced by: The leader of the Hajinmon sect of the Mugen-Tenshin clan, Genra, sympathized with her, and decided to take her in as her foster father and teacher. Years later, she learned the truth, and dedicated herself to becoming the strongest practitioner of the Hajinmon style.
She failed to protect Hayate from Raidou, and after Kasumi left, was ordered to kill her. In the 2nd tournament, she searches for Hayate as well, and encounters Helena, who believes Ayane to be her mother's killer at first, but it turns out to be a misunderstanding. Upon hearing her foster father Genra has been abducted and used as a subject for Project Omega, she enters the 3rd tournament to end his suffering. Some of her outfits result in this.
At age sixteen eighteen as of DOA5she is the youngest female character in the entire series. All of the Other Reindeer: As a child, she was considered a "cursed birth" and shunned by most of the other villagers, with Hayate and Kasumi being pretty much her only friends. Has these in some of her costumes, usually bunny ears, but cat ears appear also. Often shown wearing butterflies on her costumes. Her Tsurara-Otoshi combo throw ends with Ayane ass-planting on her opponent's face.
Although this can really apply to any of the female characters, she sticks out for her age. Her whole moveset is based on this. A Badass Adorable who always wears a purple bandana. One of her new costumes in Dead or Alive 5: Kasumi herself, until recently.
Also, don't even try to harm Hayate or an iris petal will be the last thing you'll ever see. Suffice to say, she's really attached to her brother, Hayate. Enough that being slapped by him hurt her so deeplyshe nearly committed ritualistic suicide over it. Surprisingly enough given she's one of the youngest characters in the rosterAyane was only outclassed by Tina in this department until DOA5 came along.
She's considered a top tier fighter in both gameplay and canon, but it's more because of her speed than raw strength. According to Dimensions, she becomes this thanks to Genra and is sent against Hayate and Ryu. She garnered enough fame from her own series to make some appearances in Ninja Gaiden to aid Hayabusa. Shows signs of it due to her rejection by her village. She's very committed to her lifestyle as a shinobi but comes across as cold and unfriendly compared to Kasumi or Hayate.
She also drove herself to become a worthy master of her clan's fighting arts in order to gain recognition another trait of the trope.
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The scene in Dimensions where she tries to kill herself after a fight with Hayate just goes to show how broken she really is. Cain to Kasumi's Abel. Downplayed as Ayane isn't evil—just anti-heroic. Ayane has had the most guest spots of any character in the DOA series: She's been an active support character almost since the beginning of the rebooted Ninja Gaiden series, where she often relays messages for Hayabusa, or acts as an informant for him.
And she becomes the deuteragonist of NG 3: Razor's Edge, where her part in the game's story has her acting on intel from Irene Lew. In her first appearances, Ayane had quite a few villainous character traits, to the point that DOA2 heavily implied in a cutscene that she may have killed Helena's mother, and Ayane seems even proud of it. It was revealed that the killer was in fact, Christie.
So much than when the aforementioned scene from DOA2 shows up again in Dimensions, it looks like a complete Out-of-Character Moment until you remember that "Bitch" is her default setting, due to all she's been through. Ayane was conceived when her mother Ayame was raped by Raidou. At her age, she's already participating in a world-class fighting tournament.
At 14, she was giving 'Elite Super Ninja' Ryu tips on how to be a ninja. Remember those kunai with the spinny purple flowers? She's not far behind Kasumi and that's saying a lot. Her mastery of ninpo is second only to Ryu Hayabusa. Ayane's probably been a professional killer since before puberty.
In Venus Vacation, much to her chargin, she has to put up with Luna's antics. It takes one interaction with someone as weird as Luna to bring this out of her, as she even wonders what is with her. Hilariously, she tries to rope Hitomi into helping her with Luna when the latter is training and much to her confusion. One of her costumes in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round make her look like a succubus.
Listen to some of her win quotes, such as: Comes dangerously close to crossing it in chapter 3 of Dimensions after she makes Hayate angry enough to slap her she let her full hatred of Kasumi show in front of Hayate, who still loves herto the extent that she almost kills herself before Ayame shows up and comforts her. She's the next most plot relevant character in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge noted in the second cameo entry.
See Interrupted Suicide below. She is not impressed with Eliot's tendency to hesitate in Dimensions, even going so far as to slap him for it and suggest he's being a baby. I'm older now, but year-old girls are still gorgeous. The most difficult, and you don't have to ask, is Kasumi. Kasumi is the face of DOA and the eternal heroine.
And for such a popular character like Kasumi, to change her form we really needed a lot of courage and it really was a big challenge. But if we didn't do that, we couldn't make DOA5 and we wouldn't be able to show you anything. According to IGN, "Beyond her dazzling beauty, Kasumi combines powerful kick attacks and great speed, with some of the best punch and kick combinations in the game.
With good throws to complement her punches and kicks, no player - scrub or master - can go wrong with Kasumi. Strong stunning attacks, great combinations, and her speed, she's got it all. While she doesn't rely on brute strength to get the job done, she has a dizzying array of quick strikes and more than a few teleportation moves to dazzle your opponents and pull them off guard, allowing you to sneak behind them and attack from the rear, or just confuse them mightily.
As the main character of the series, she has a lot of different moves. Even if you're just button mashing, you can perform a lot of her moves. She's also very fast so her hits are more likely to land.
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DOA6 director Yohei Shimbori  IGN described her "a great character for any level of player" of Dead or Alive 2 as "novices will certainly enjoy her easy mechanics, while master players will find some of the most evil combinations in the game with Kasumi. In addition, "to balance her great speed and superb punch-kick combination game, Kasumi also can throw with the best of them.
She must be partnered with a good spiker and kept in the back whenever possible. Dead or Alivewhich is loosely based on the game series. In it, she was played by Devon Aokian American actress of mixed ethnicity who has previously portrayed the ninja Miho in the film Sin City. Itagaki later expressed a preference for a Japanese actress, ideally Kumiko Gotoh, but had no authority over the casting process.
She's never been outside the palace walls. She's been very, very sheltered, because she's a princess and that's the way it is Dead or Alive "focuses its pugilistic mayhem on the eye-candy surrounding the mythos of Princess Kasumi". She fights against Leon and wins.
Later, Kasumi stabs the villain Victor Donovan with an acupuncture needle. He is paralyzed and perishes in an explosion. In the end, she goes home with her brother despite being a runaway shinobi, but has to fight against her clan with her new friends to be allowed to stay. At the end of the film, Jerry uses some of her moves in a fight.
Promotion and merchandise[ edit ] As a DOA mascot character,    Kasumi has been featured in a wide range of merchandise, including figurines, statuettes and action figures that have been released by Tecmo,  Sega,  Kaiyodo Max Factory,  Kotobukiya,       Takara wall scrolls,  and others. One figure was bundled with a special edition of Dead or Alive Paradise for the PlayStation Portable also sold separately  ;  another exclusive figure was bundled with the magazine Hobby Japan in