History Characters / NinjaGaiden

16th Feb '17 5:47:22 PM malias
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%%* BrownEyes: To illustrate her kind temperament and how she's more down-to-earth than her half-sister.
13th Feb '17 8:19:08 PM malias
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* BrownEyes: To illustrate her kind temperament and how she's more down-to-earth than her half-sister.

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* %%* BrownEyes: To illustrate her kind temperament and how she's more down-to-earth than her half-sister.
25th Jan '17 12:20:15 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HimeCut: Her other alternative hair style and arguably [[LettingHerHairDown the most popular one]].
14th Dec '16 12:26:08 PM SpectralTime
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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turns out he survived the duel with Bloody Malth, but winds up getting BrainwashedAndCrazy]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turns out he survived the duel with Bloody Malth, but winds up getting BrainwashedAndCrazy]]BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]



* WorfHadTheFlu: He loses his duel with Genshin in ''Ninja Gaiden II'' so badly because he is still injured from his previous mission of killing Elizébet's father.



* AttemptedRape: Her first mission in ''Razor's Edge'' begins with a terrorist breaking into her massage parlor while she's dressed with a towel, who proceeds to undo it. [[BullyingADragon No guesses]] [[TooDumbToLive at to what happens next]].
** [[FridgeBrilliance Makes sense]] due to how [[ChildByRape she was conceived]].

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* AttemptedRape: Her first mission in ''Razor's Edge'' begins with a terrorist breaking into her massage parlor while she's dressed with a towel, who proceeds to undo it. [[BullyingADragon No guesses]] [[TooDumbToLive at to what happens next]].
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next]].[[FridgeBrilliance Makes sense]] due to how [[ChildByRape she was conceived]].



** Likewise, in ''Ninja Gaiden III'', she appears to loan a replacement katana for Ryu from her half-brother Hayate after he loses the Dragon Sword due to the Grip of Murder. ''Razor's Edge'' ascends her to become Irene's go-to clean-up crew when the Lords of Alchemy attack Paris and tasks her with planting a GPS signal on the Black Narwhal so Ryu and his allies can find out their location.

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** Likewise, in ''Ninja Gaiden III'', she appears to loan a replacement katana for Ryu from her half-brother Hayate after he loses the Dragon Sword due to the Grip of Murder. ''Razor's Edge'' ascends further has her to become Irene's go-to clean-up crew when the Lords of Alchemy attack Paris and tasks her with planting a GPS signal on the Black Narwhal so Ryu and his allies can find out their location.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ayane does treasure what friends she has and is ready to help Ryu and Dragon Ninja Clan whenever possible.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ayane does treasure what friends she has and is ready to help Ryu and Dragon Ninja Clan whenever possible.



** UltimateBlacksmith: That said, only Muramasa can handle all these legendary or downright demonic weapons Ryu possesses.


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* UltimateBlacksmith: That said, only Muramasa can handle all these legendary or downright demonic weapons Ryu possesses.
* UltimateChef: In ''II'', he produces a riceball (a "true" omusubi, representing the soul's struggle against entropy holding the universe together), that not only contains powerful spiritual and universal energy, but is specifically noted to be delicious.
4th Dec '16 8:33:43 PM ChrisX
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* {{Ninja}}: Arguably '''THE''' most popular and iconic video game ninja of all time; in fact, he is the [[TropeCodifier codifying]] [[Pantheon/ProfessionOverdeitiesAndGreaterGods example]].

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* {{Ninja}}: Arguably '''THE''' most popular and iconic video game ninja of all time; in fact, he is the [[TropeCodifier codifying]] [[Pantheon/ProfessionOverdeitiesAndGreaterGods codifying example]].
30th Nov '16 9:29:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Despite having been sworn enemies with Genshin up to his death in ''II'', he is absolutely ''furious'' at Elizébet when she [[DesecratingTheDead defiles Genshin's body]] and insults him.

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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Despite having been sworn enemies with Genshin up to his death in ''II'', he is absolutely ''furious'' at Elizébet when she [[DesecratingTheDead defiles Genshin's body]] and [[SpeakIllOfTheDead insults him.him]].
30th Nov '16 9:20:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Despite having been sworn enemies with Genshin up to his death in ''II'', he is absolutely ''furious'' at Elizébet when she defiles Genshin's body and insults him.

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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Despite having been sworn enemies with Genshin up to his death in ''II'', he is absolutely ''furious'' at Elizébet when she [[DesecratingTheDead defiles Genshin's body body]] and insults him.
28th Nov '16 9:29:38 AM advent_child
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* BigBad: [[spoiler:He's the main antagonist of ''Ninja Gaiden III'']]



* MadScientist: {{Lampshaded}} by his eccentric personality and inventions, [[spoiler:except he really is EvilAllAlong, having caused the "accident" that killed Canna's parents, resurrecting Theodore to life as the Regent of the Mask and turning Canna into the Goddess]].

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* MadScientist: {{Lampshaded}} by his eccentric personality and inventions, [[spoiler:except he really is EvilAllAlong, having caused the "accident" that killed Canna's parents, resurrecting Theodore to life as the Regent of the Mask and turning Canna into the Goddess]].Goddess, making him the actual BigBad of ''Ninja Gaiden III'' over Ashtear Higgins]].



* LoveMakesYouEvil: {{Lampshaded}}; [[spoiler:when Mizuki wonders if his EvilPlan was because he loved Saya

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: {{Lampshaded}}; [[spoiler:when Mizuki wonders if his EvilPlan was because he loved SayaSaya, [[SubvertedTrope Cliff simply laughs at the notion]] and explicitly says it's due to being a GreenEyedMonster to Theodore]].



* CombatCommentator: The regent sends amused comments at Ryu during the boss fights in Day 3 and Day 4. In fact, it's possible for players to target the Regent with the bow - shooting an arrow at him while he watches the fights and he simply deflects it effortlessly and laughs.

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* CombatCommentator: The regent Regent sends amused comments at Ryu during the boss fights in Day 3 and Day 4. In fact, it's possible for players to target the Regent with the bow - shooting an arrow at him while he watches the fights and he simply deflects it effortlessly and laughs.



* EvilCounterpart: To Ryu - both are champions to their respective clans, experienced combatants

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* EvilCounterpart: To Ryu - both are champions to their respective clans, clans and experienced combatantscombatants.



* HeroicSacrifice: {{Zigzagged}}; [[spoiler:it's implied in order to lift the Grip of Murder curse, it requires the one who cast it in the first place to die. However, Theodore states as he was aware of what he did as the Regent, he uses this as an opportunity to only save Ryu, but to pull a RedemptionEqualsDeath]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: {{Zigzagged}}; [[spoiler:it's implied in order to lift the Grip of Murder curse, it requires the one who cast it in the first place to die. However, Theodore states as he was aware of what he did as the Regent, he uses this as an opportunity to not only save Ryu, but to pull a RedemptionEqualsDeath]].
25th Nov '16 8:55:12 AM advent_child
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* BloodKnight: While a peaceful guy most of the time, Robert does a long speech in the OVA about how the battlefield for him is NoSoDifferent than what most men desire.

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* BloodKnight: While a peaceful guy most of the time, Robert does a long speech in the OVA about how the battlefield for him is NoSoDifferent NotSoDifferent than what most men desire.
25th Nov '16 8:54:22 AM advent_child
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* {{Badass}}: One the poster boys for {{Ninja}}s in VideoGames.



* CelibateHero: Within the modern trilogy, Rachel and Sonia are obviously interested in him, yet Ryu shows no affectionate response towards any of them. It might be a case of respecting {{Continuity}} and Ryu will eventually fall in love with Irene Lew later, [[spoiler:especially since "Sonia" is Irene's alias]], or it's an entirely new {{Continuity}} and Ryu won't fall for anyone since there's some FlipFlopOfGod regarding the present games being {{Prequel}}s for the original trilogy or a completely [[AlternateUniverse new setting]] with no relation to previous titles.

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* CelibateHero: CelibateHero
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Within the modern trilogy, Rachel and Sonia are obviously interested in him, yet Ryu shows no affectionate response towards any of them. It might be a case of respecting {{Continuity}} and Ryu will eventually fall in love with Irene Lew later, [[spoiler:especially since "Sonia" is Irene's alias]], or it's an entirely new {{Continuity}} and Ryu won't fall for anyone since there's some FlipFlopOfGod regarding the present games being {{Prequel}}s for the original trilogy or a completely [[AlternateUniverse new setting]] with no relation to previous titles.



* CrazyEnoughToWork: In ''Ninja Gaiden III'', when Ryu's allies realize a fighter jet can't reach the Black Narwhal in time (it doesn't have enough fuel), Ryu proposes to ''jump between two jets on the way''. [[spoiler:Robert T. Sturgeon]] doesn't fail to lampshade the madness of such a maneuver.

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: In ''Ninja Gaiden III'', when Ryu's allies realize a fighter jet can't reach the Black Narwhal in time (it doesn't have enough fuel), Ryu proposes to ''jump between two jets on the way''. [[spoiler:Robert T. Sturgeon]] doesn't fail to lampshade {{Lampshade}} the madness of such a maneuver.



** PlayingWithFire: Fire Wheels, Fire Phoenix, {True} Inferno, Fire Dragon

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** PlayingWithFire: Fire Wheels, Fire Phoenix, {True} (True) Inferno, Fire Dragon



* InformedAttribute: The fact he became an antique shop owner in ''Dead or Alive'' was carried over from the OVA, and even then it's only mentioned briefly in his bio. We don't actually get to see him running the shop, or see the shop itself for that matter.
* JackOfAllStats: When he wields the Dragon Sword, Ryu is this, as the blade is meant to be a balanced, go-to weapon for any occasion. Of course other weapons can be better, [[DifficultButAwesome provided players know how to use them]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Quite literally, as despite a vast array of weapons Ryu finds, the Dragon Sword proves itself to be the best overall. Later justified since the "[[InfinityPlusOneSword True Dragon Sword]]" is the only weapon InUniverse capable enough to destroy Archfiends.

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* InformedAttribute: The fact he became an antique shop owner in ''Dead or Alive'' was carried over from the OVA, and even then it's only mentioned briefly in his ''Dead or Alive'' bio. We Players don't actually get to see him running the shop, shop or see the shop itself itself, for that matter.
* JackOfAllStats: When he wields the Dragon Sword, Ryu is this, as the blade is meant to be a balanced, go-to weapon for any occasion. Of course course, other weapons can be better, [[DifficultButAwesome provided players know how to use them]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Quite literally, as despite a vast array of weapons Ryu finds, the Dragon Sword proves itself to be the best overall. Later justified Justified since the "[[InfinityPlusOneSword True Dragon Sword]]" is the only weapon InUniverse capable enough to destroy Archfiends.



* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Ryu Hayabusa Is About To Stab You]]: The cover of ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'' shows Ryu pointing his sword at the viewer. The first NES game and ''The Dark Sword of Chaos'' are less aggressive, showing him holding a kunai towards the viewer or unsheathing a sword at the viewer. Covers for the modern trilogy give him much more relaxed, almost casual poses.

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* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Ryu Hayabusa Is About To Stab You]]: The cover of ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'' shows Ryu pointing his sword at the viewer. The first NES game and ''The Dark Sword of Chaos'' are less aggressive, showing him holding a kunai towards the viewer or unsheathing a sword at the viewer.sword. Covers for the modern trilogy give him much more relaxed, almost casual poses.



* SpyCatsuit: The Xbox ''Ninja Gaiden'' gives him a sleeveless {{Ninja}} version (coupled with ScarfOfAsskicking and CoolMask to boot), and it's been his default costume here and in ''Dead or Alive'' ever since. Although the design changed in the details from game to game (especially obvious regarding forehead protection), it has become his most iconic look.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: Kunai, shurikens, claws, nunchaku and kusari-gama. The subversion would be the Dragon Sword, as it's a katana rather than a ninjato.

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* SpyCatsuit: The Xbox ''Ninja Gaiden'' gives him a sleeveless {{Ninja}} version (coupled with ScarfOfAsskicking and CoolMask to boot), and it's been his default costume here and in ''Dead or Alive'' ever since. Although the design changed in the details from game to game (especially obvious regarding forehead protection), it has become his most iconic established look.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: Kunai, shurikens, shuriken, claws, nunchaku and kusari-gama. The subversion would be the Dragon Sword, as it's a katana rather than a traditional ninjato.



* TheUnfettered: In everyday life, he's a pretty NiceGuy, if a bit [[TheStoic stoic]]. When he's on a mission, however, absolutely nothing, let alone emotions, will get in his way. Enemy {{Mook}}s dropping their weapons and pleading for their life won't them.

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* TheUnfettered: In everyday life, he's a pretty NiceGuy, if a bit [[TheStoic stoic]]. When he's on a mission, however, absolutely nothing, let alone emotions, will get in his way. Enemy {{Mook}}s dropping their weapons and pleading for their life won't help them.



* WorldsBestWarrior: Ryu is considered the "Super Ninja" among {{Ninja}}.

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* WorldsBestWarrior: Ryu is considered the "Super Ninja" among {{Ninja}}. [[spoiler:[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower There's a good]] [[BadassAbnormal reason for that]]]].



* YouKilledMyFather: Ryu's motivation to fight Jaquio in the first NES game. All the more depressing because [[spoiler:his father, transformed into the Masked Demon by Jaquio, was a boss that Ryu had to fight and although he didn't end up killing him, his father still pulls a HeroicSacrifice from Jaquio's attack, pulling this straight]].

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* YouKilledMyFather: Ryu's motivation to fight Jaquio in the first NES game. All [[spoiler:Made all the more depressing because [[spoiler:his his father, transformed into the Masked Demon by Jaquio, was a boss that Ryu had to fight and although he didn't end up killing him, his father still pulls a HeroicSacrifice from Jaquio's attack, pulling playing this trope straight]].



One of the head honchos at the CIA's "Secret Auxiliary Unit" and Irene Lew's immediate boss, A. Foster is a corrupt CIA agent obsessed with power, particularly demonic power. He attempts to coerce Ryu to fetch the Demon Statues for him in the first NES game. Foster shows his manipulative, ungrateful side when he orders Irene to assassinate Ryu and bring the statues back to him; not getting what he wants and with Ryu still alive, Foster shows up again in the third NES game (second chronologically) ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'', plotting his "Biohazard" plan. His goal is to create a race of super-beings, and is indirectly responsible for Irene's temporary death, which sets Ryu in full force against him. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Foster, H.P. Clancy double-crosses him at the last moment and is killed]].

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One of the head honchos at the CIA's "Secret Auxiliary Unit" and Irene Lew's immediate boss, A. Foster is a corrupt CIA agent obsessed with power, particularly demonic power. He attempts to coerce Ryu to fetch the Demon Statues for him in the first NES game. Foster shows his manipulative, ungrateful side when he orders Irene to assassinate Ryu and bring the statues back to him; not getting what he wants and with Ryu still alive, Foster shows up again in the third NES game (second chronologically) ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'', plotting his "Biohazard" plan. His goal is to create a race of super-beings, and is indirectly responsible for Irene's temporary death, which sets Ryu in full force against him. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Foster, H.P. Clancy double-crosses him at the last moment and is killed]].him.



* CIAEvilFBIGood

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* %%* CIAEvilFBIGood



* SharpDressedMan
* TheUnfought: Although some speculate he's the boss of the sixth level in ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'' in a mutated form, it's really Ryu's Bio-Noid clone because of the way it refers to Ryu as the original.

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* SharpDressedMan
SharpDressedMan: Is always seen wearing a full suit in cut-scenes.
* TheUnfought: Although some speculate he's the boss of the sixth level in ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'' in a mutated form, it's really Ryu's Bio-Noid clone because of the way it refers to Ryu as the original. [[spoiler:Foster winds up playing this straight since H.P. Clancy double-crosses him at the last moment and kills him]].



* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Is fought at the end of Act V in the second game; defeating him and you discover Jaquio is still alive]].

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Is fought at the end of Act V in the second game; defeating him and you players discover Jaquio is still very much alive]].



* MagicKnight: Don't let that heavy battle armor fool you - his magic spells are formidable.

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* MagicKnight: Don't let be fooled by that heavy battle armor fool you - his magic spells are formidable.



* ObviouslyEvil: From his clothes alone, it obvious he's a villain; if that's not enough, his first appearance in the game during a dark, stormy night at the top of a castle, talking ominously to a subordinate about Ryu.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Ashtar was there when the Dragon Sword and Dark Dragon Blade were forged, and that was at least a millennium ago.

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* ObviouslyEvil: From his clothes alone, it obvious he's a villain; if that's not enough, his first appearance in the game is during a dark, stormy night at the top of a castle, talking ominously to a subordinate about Ryu.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Ashtar was there when the Dragon Sword and Dark Dragon Blade Demon Sword were forged, and that was at least a millennium ago.



* VillainTeleportation: During the battle against him, he can reappear anywhere in the room with energy balls closing on him and possibly damaging you.

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* VillainTeleportation: During the battle against him, he can reappear anywhere in the room with energy balls closing on him and possibly damaging you.
players.



Foster's accomplice in ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'', H.P. Clancy helped trigger many of the events during the game. Clancy built the Castle Rock Fortress over the ruins of Jaquio's fallen temple, as he and Foster found a continuous supply of life energy within the ruins; Jaquio's downfall left traces of evil surrounding the site, thus the fortress was built to harvest the energy as a power source, and used it on humans for experiments. He seems remorseful for this, however, as he eventually recruits Ryu to take down Foster. [[spoiler:This turns out to be part of his plan all along--he ends up betraying Foster by taking full control of the dimensional warship within the castle ruins, merging with the ancient craft. His ultimate goal turns out to be the destruction of humanity, which he hates for .]]

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Foster's accomplice in ''The Ancient Ship of Doom'', H.P. Clancy helped trigger many of the events during the game. Clancy built the Castle Rock Fortress over the ruins of Jaquio's fallen temple, as he and Foster found a continuous supply of life energy within the ruins; Jaquio's downfall left traces of evil surrounding the site, thus the fortress was built to harvest the energy as a power source, and used it on humans for experiments. He seems remorseful for this, however, as he eventually recruits Ryu to take down Foster. [[spoiler:This turns out to be part of his plan all along--he ends up betraying Foster by taking full control of the dimensional warship within the castle ruins, merging with the ancient craft. His ultimate goal turns out to be the destruction of humanity, which he hates for .]]



** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:...so he can put his ''own'' plans into motion by hijacking control of the dimensional warship within the castle ruins, merging with the ancient craft to become the FinalBoss of the game]].
* EvilutionaryBiologist: It's implied that he's the genius behind the process of mutating humans by exposing them to life energy.
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:He believes in this philosophy, citing humanity's warlike tendencies, which might explain why he worked for Foster in the first place]].

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** DragonAscendant: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:...so he can put his ''own'' plans into motion by hijacking - after betraying Foster, Clancy hijacks control of the dimensional warship within the castle ruins, merging with the ancient craft craft. His ultimate goal turns out to become be the FinalBoss destruction of the game]].
humanity]].
* EvilutionaryBiologist: It's implied that he's the genius behind the process of mutating humans by exposing them to life energy.
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:He believes in this philosophy, citing humanity's warlike war-like tendencies, which might explain why he worked for Foster in the first place]].



* ActionGirl: Specially in the NES trilogy, albeit she also has a couple of moments in the modern era.

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* ActionGirl: Specially Especially in the NES trilogy, albeit she also has a couple of moments in the modern era.



* BareYourMidriff: Her appearance in ''Dead or Alive: Dimensions'' and ''Razor's Edge'', which is the only daring part of her attire now. [[spoiler:Even when she was "Sonia's [[HotterAndSexier shoes]]"]], Irene remains quite modest.

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* BareYourMidriff: Her appearance in ''Dead or Alive: Dimensions'' and ''Razor's Edge'', which is the only daring part of her attire now. [[spoiler:Even when she was in "Sonia's [[HotterAndSexier shoes]]"]], Irene remains quite modest.



* DamselInDistress: At least once in each game she appears in, but goes full stop in the OVA.

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* DamselInDistress: At least once in each game she appears in, in (sans ''Razor's Edge''), but goes full stop in the OVA.



* FanServicePack, HotterAndSexier: Pretty much each of Irene's measurements were "upgraded" when Team Ninja modeled her in 3D for ''Dead or Alive: Dimensions''.

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* FanServicePack, HotterAndSexier: Pretty much each of Irene's measurements were are "upgraded" when Team Ninja modeled her in 3D for ''Dead or Alive: Dimensions''.



* InformedAttribute: The fact Irene runs her "husband's" antique shop is only seen in a brief passage for the first ''Dead or Alive'' official guide that Tecmo released back then. This is solely supported by the [=OVA=] as Irene never truly appeared in ''Dead or Alive'' until ''Dimensions'', and we don't see her taking care of the shop in it either.

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* InformedAttribute: The fact Irene runs her "husband's" antique shop is only seen in a brief passage for the first ''Dead or Alive'' official guide that Tecmo released back then. This is solely supported by the [=OVA=] as Irene never truly appeared in ''Dead or Alive'' until ''Dimensions'', and we players don't see her taking care of the shop in it either.



Main antagonist of the first NES game, the sorcerer Guardia de Mieux dubbed himself "[[{{Woolseyism}} Jaquio]]" (''{{s|pellMyNameWithAnS}}upposed'' [[SpellMyNameWithAnS to be]] "Jaki-Oh", as in "Devil King"). While supposedly human, Jaquio wields powerful BlackMagic, and his appearance is bizarre and uncanny - his skin is deep purple, and he wears a tattered red tunic with a hexagram embroidered on the front, with the purple skeleton of a demon draped over his body like armor. Jaquio is the chieftain of the "Chaos Tribe", and he plans to steal the Demon Statue and break the seal on the Dark God, plunging the world into darkness.

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Main antagonist of the first NES game, the sorcerer Guardia de Mieux dubbed himself "[[{{Woolseyism}} Jaquio]]" (''{{s|pellMyNameWithAnS}}upposed'' [[SpellMyNameWithAnS to be]] "Jaki-Oh", ''Jaki-Oh'', as in "Devil King"). While supposedly human, Jaquio wields powerful BlackMagic, and his appearance is bizarre and uncanny - his skin is deep purple, and he wears a tattered red tunic with a hexagram embroidered on the front, with the purple skeleton of a demon draped over his body like armor. Jaquio is the chieftain of the "Chaos Tribe", and he plans to steal the Demon Statue and break the seal on the Dark God, plunging the world into darkness.



Known as Jô/Joe in Japan and "Ken" in North America for the NES series, he is Ryu's father, current leader of the Dragon Ninja Clan, and previous wielder of the Dragon Sword. Much like his son, Joe is a Master Ninja and in contrast to Ryu who trains for discipline and tradition, Joe seeks to surpass his limitations. His preferred ninja attire of choice is a white shinobi shozoku (ninja uniform), although he's adorned with some armor around his body.

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Known as Jô/Joe in Japan and "Ken" in North America for the NES series, he is Ryu's father, current leader of the Dragon Ninja Clan, and previous wielder of the Dragon Sword. Much like his son, Joe is a Master Ninja and in contrast to Ryu who trains for discipline and tradition, Joe seeks to surpass his limitations. His preferred ninja attire of choice is a white shinobi shozoku ''shinobi shozoku'' (ninja uniform), although he's adorned with some armor around his body.



Joe returns in ''Ninja Gaiden III'', encouraging Ryu to not allow the darkness of his heart, alongside the Grip of Murder, to conquer his very being.

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Joe returns in ''Ninja Gaiden III'', encouraging III'' for a brief cameo at a remote location outside the Hayabusa Village. When his son seeks answers regarding the Grip of Murder, Joe encourages Ryu to not allow the darkness of his heart, alongside the Grip of Murder, heart to conquer his very being.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:A minor one in the final level of ''Ninja Gaiden III'', where he and Momiji save Ryu from a bunch of chimeras he was having a hard time defeating due to the Grip of Murder]].

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:A minor one in the final level of ''Ninja Gaiden III'', where he and Momiji save Ryu from a bunch of chimeras he was is having a hard time defeating due to the Grip of Murder]].



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Phoenitically, it can be either "Jô" or "Joe"

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Phoenitically, Phoenetically, it can be either "Jô" or "Joe"



Also known as "Jungle Rat" Robert, he's a United States Army Special Forces operative who aids Ryu throughout ''The Dark Sword of Chaos'', constantly revealing information about Ashtar. Although no different than a modern day commando, Robert proves himself useful to the Dragon Ninja, including being a reliable informer, following Ryu closely to the Tower of Lahja and surrounding the area with U.S. Army forces to distract Ashtar from finishing off Ryu. He proceeds to enter the Chaos World for the final battle, but Robert only goes as far against Ashtar. While it seems he dies keeping the demons from reaching Ryu, the OVA reveals he survived, having quit the army and running a private eye agency to keep track of Ryu, but offering him any assistance the {{Ninja}} might need in the future.

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Also known as the "Jungle Rat" Robert, he's Rat", Robert T. Sturgeon is a United States Army Special Forces operative who aids Ryu throughout ''The Dark Sword of Chaos'', constantly revealing information about Ashtar. Although no different than a modern day commando, Robert proves himself useful to the Dragon Ninja, including being a reliable informer, informant, following Ryu closely to the Tower of Lahja and surrounding the area with U.S. Army forces to distract Ashtar from finishing off Ryu. He proceeds to enter the Chaos World for the final battle, but Robert only goes as far against Ashtar. While it seems he dies keeping the demons from reaching Ryu, the OVA reveals he survived, having quit the army and running a private eye agency to keep track of Ryu, the Dragon Ninja, but offering him any assistance the {{Ninja}} he might need in the future.



* {{Badass}}: Robert proved himself in ''The Dark Sword of Chaos'' from start to finish, aiding Ryu on equal grounds, planning good barricades with the U.S. Army, including holding off demons by himself.
** BadassNormal: Naturally, Robert is a simple, yet highly-trained soldier.

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* {{Badass}}: BadassNormal: Robert proved himself in ''The Dark Sword of Chaos'' from start to finish, aiding Ryu on equal grounds, planning good barricades with the U.S. Army, including holding off demons by himself.
** BadassNormal: Naturally, Robert is
himself. All this from a simple, yet highly-trained soldier.



* BloodKnight: While a peaceful guy most of the time, Robert does a long speech in the OVA about how the battlefield for him is not much different than what most men desire.

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* BloodKnight: While a peaceful guy most of the time, Robert does a long speech in the OVA about how the battlefield for him is not much different NoSoDifferent than what most men desire.



* AttemptedRape: Her first mission in ''Razor's Edge'' begins with a terrorist breaking into her massage parlor while she's dressed with a towel, who proceeds to undo it. [[BullyingADragon Take three guesses]] [[TooDumbToLive at what happens next]].
** [[FridgeBrilliance Makes sense]] due to how [[ChildByRape she happened]].

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* AttemptedRape: Her first mission in ''Razor's Edge'' begins with a terrorist breaking into her massage parlor while she's dressed with a towel, who proceeds to undo it. [[BullyingADragon Take three No guesses]] [[TooDumbToLive at to what happens next]].
** [[FridgeBrilliance Makes sense]] due to how [[ChildByRape she happened]].was conceived]].



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Almost everything related to Ayane is purple, including her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]], clothes, aura, ninpo, explosive shurikens, etc.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Almost everything related to Ayane is purple, {{purple|IsPowerful}}, including her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]], clothes, aura, ninpo, explosive shurikens, etc.



* DemotedToExtra: Ayane only appears in ''Ninja Gaiden III'' to deliver a replacement sword for Ryu after losing the Dragon Sword due to the Grip of Murder. ''Razor's Edge'' expands her role in the story, just as it happened between ''Ninja Gaiden II'' and ''Sigma II''.

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra
**
Ayane only appears in ''Ninja Gaiden III'' II'' to deliver the Eye of the Dragon for Ryu before he heads to Mount Fuji and straight into the Demon Realm. ''Sigma II'' expands her role in the story by having her seek out of the Eye when it is mysteriously stolen by the Black Spider Ninja Clan during the interim.
** Likewise, in ''Ninja Gaiden III'', she appears to loan
a replacement sword katana for Ryu from her half-brother Hayate after losing he loses the Dragon Sword due to the Grip of Murder. ''Razor's Edge'' expands ascends her role in to become Irene's go-to clean-up crew when the story, just as it happened between ''Ninja Gaiden II'' Lords of Alchemy attack Paris and ''Sigma II''.tasks her with planting a GPS signal on the Black Narwhal so Ryu and his allies can find out their location.



* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Being based on her fighting style from the ''Dead or Alive'' series, her moves revolve around this trope. Hell, she's even [[TropeCodifier codified]] [[Pantheon/{{Combat}} this]] for {{Spin Attack}}s.
* FanServicePack: Her ''Ninja Gaiden'' outfits are pretty concealing compared to her default attire in ''Dead or Alive''; in the sequels, she gets progressively more {{Stripperific}} and has noticeably bigger breasts.
** Note a year has passed between the two games, and since she's supposedly in the middle of adolescence...

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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Being based on her fighting style from the ''Dead or Alive'' series, her moves techniques revolve around this trope. Hell, she's even [[TropeCodifier codified]] [[Pantheon/{{Combat}} this]] for {{Spin Attack}}s.
* FanServicePack: Her ''Ninja Gaiden'' outfits are pretty concealing compared to her default attire in ''Dead or Alive''; in the sequels, she gets progressively more {{Stripperific}} and has noticeably bigger breasts.
** Note a
breasts[[note]]A year has passed between the two ''Ninja Gaiden'' games, and since she's supposedly in the middle of adolescence...[[/note]].



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: InUniverse, Ayane wouldn't dare talk back to Ryu not because he's a Master Ninja and she's ranks below him, but because he's one of the few people who don't [[spoiler:brand her as a bastard child of the Mugen-Tenshin]]. However, this won't stop her from mocking him for giving up at the GameOver screen, defaulting to "Ninja Dog" difficulty and presenting him with stat-boosting ribbons.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: GameplayAndStorySegregation
**
InUniverse, Ayane wouldn't dare talk back to Ryu not because he's a Master Ninja and she's ranks below him, but because he's one of the few people who don't [[spoiler:brand her as a bastard child of the Mugen-Tenshin]]. However, this won't stop her from mocking him for giving up at the GameOver screen, defaulting to "Ninja Dog" difficulty and presenting him with stat-boosting ribbons.



* HighlyVisibleNinja: She certainly isn't dressed for sneaking around in the shadows, but granted, that's not what she does in these games most of the time.

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* HighlyVisibleNinja: She certainly isn't dressed for sneaking around in the shadows, but granted, [[SpectacleFighter that's not what she does in these games most of the time.time]].



* StockNinjaWeaponry: Kunai for long-distance weapons and [[DualWielding a pair]] of ninjato for close-quarters combat

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* StockNinjaWeaponry: Kunai for long-distance weapons and [[DualWielding a pair]] of ninjato for close-quarters combatcombat.




One of the three Greater Fiends of the "Holy Vigoor Empire", Doku is encased in a [[TinTyrant heavy, dark suit of armor]], closely resembling an ancient {{Samurai}}. He single-handedly destroys the Hayabusa Village, killing many of the Dragon Clan Ninjas and steals the Dark Dragon Blade. Doku's goal is to aid his master, the "Dark God Vigoor", into converting capable people into Fiends and conquering the world. Doku is Ryu's motivation to invade Vigoor, as he also killed his childhood friend Kureha. Although Ryu manages to find and defeat him, Doku's last resort is an attempt to transform the {{Ninja}} into a Fiend, but the transformation is only partial as Doku's disembodied spirit fades away.

Doku returns in ''Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword'' as a malevolent spirit haunting the ruins of Tairon, capital city of Vigoor.



One of the three Greater Fiends of the "Holy Vigoor Empire", Doku is encased in a [[TinTyrant heavy, dark suit of armor]], closely resembling an ancient {{Samurai}}. He single-handedly destroyed the Hayabusa Village, killing many of the Dragon Clan Ninjas and stole the Dark Dragon Blade. Doku's goal is to aid his master, the "Dark God Vigoor", into converting capable people into Fiends and conquering the world. Doku is Ryu's motivation to invade Vigoor, as he also killed his childhood friend Kureha. Although Ryu manages to find and defeat him, Doku's last resort is an attempt to transform the {{Ninja}} into a Fiend, but the transformation is only partial as Doku's disembodied spirit fades away.

Doku returns in ''Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword'' as a malevolent spirit haunting the ruins of Tairon, capital city of Vigoor.
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* HopelessBossFight: It's impossible to defeat him in the first fight in ''Sigma'', unless you're an insanely skilled player. Even if you do, Ryu will still die after the fight, regardless.

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* HopelessBossFight: It's impossible to defeat him in the first fight in ''Sigma'', ''Ninja Gaiden (Sigma)'' unless you're an players are insanely skilled player. skilled. Even if you they do, Ryu will still die after the fight, regardless.regardless, due to mandatory story events.



* ObviouslyEvil: As if his introduction cutscene wasn't enough, Doku reeks of evil from head to toe.

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* ObviouslyEvil: As if his introduction cutscene wasn't isn't enough, Doku reeks of evil from head to toe.



A man delivering orders to the Vigoorian forces in the capital city of Tairon, Gamov is a [[LennonSpecs bespectacled]], green hat and trench coat-wearing spy, [[MysteriousWatcher who constantly trails Ryu through the Holy Vigoor Empire]], proving himself very agile and quick in the trigger. While facing Rachel, he was supposedly working together with Doku for the Dark God Vigoor, but in reality, Gamov served the "Dark Disciple", informing his master on the growing power of the Dark Dragon Blade.

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A man delivering orders to the Vigoorian forces in the capital city of Tairon, Gamov is a [[LennonSpecs bespectacled]], green hat and trench coat-wearing spy, spy [[MysteriousWatcher who constantly trails Ryu through throughout the Holy Vigoor Empire]], proving himself very agile and quick in the trigger. While facing Rachel, he was Although supposedly working working together with Doku for the Dark God Vigoor, but in reality, Gamov served serves the "Dark Disciple", informing his master on the growing power of the Dark Dragon Blade.



* AllThereInTheManual: [[spoiler:That Gamov hails from the Black Spider Ninja Clan and was Genshin's younger brother is not mentioned in the main story of the modern ''Ninja Gaiden''. Players must find Genshin's diary in ''Ninja Gaiden II'' and read the entry about his dead younger brother to form the connection]].
* BadassInANiceSuit: Gamov certainly doesn't look like [[spoiler:he came from a ninja clan]], considering the way he dresses and all.

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* AllThereInTheManual: [[spoiler:That Gamov hails from the Black Spider Ninja Clan and was is Genshin's younger brother is not mentioned in the main story of the modern ''Ninja Gaiden''. Players must find Genshin's diary in ''Ninja Gaiden II'' and read the entry about his dead younger brother to form the connection]].
* BadassInANiceSuit: Gamov certainly doesn't look like [[spoiler:he came comes from a ninja clan]], considering the way he dresses and all.



* TheMole: Serves the Dark Disciple instead of the Vigoor Empire; [[spoiler:considering he was part of the Black Spider Ninja Clan, who were seeking the Dark Dragon Blade as well, it's implied he was planning on betraying the Dark Disciple as well]].

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* TheMole: Serves the Dark Disciple instead of the Vigoor Empire; [[spoiler:considering he was he's part of the Black Spider Ninja Clan, who were seeking the Dark Dragon Blade as well, it's implied he was planning on betraying the Dark Disciple as well]].



* MacGuffinGuardian: Zigzagged - subverted since she's KilledOffForReal at the onset of ''Ninja Gaiden'', but played straight in ''Dragon Sword'' at the climax of the game. In the battle against the Dark Dragon, Kureha's spirit releases the Eye of the Dragon from Momiji's soul, which is required to form the True Dragon Sword in order to defeat the beast.

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* MacGuffinGuardian: Zigzagged {{Zigzagged}} - subverted since she's KilledOffForReal at the onset of ''Ninja Gaiden'', but played straight in ''Dragon Sword'' at the climax of the game. In the battle against the Dark Dragon, Kureha's spirit releases the Eye of the Dragon from Momiji's soul, which is required to form the True Dragon Sword in order to defeat the beast.



* NonDubbedGrunts: In the Japanese track for ''Ninja Gaiden'', Kureha has a weak death cry in her final moments, while there is none in the English track. This explains why there's no credited voice actress in the localization. Jun Shikano reprises her role of "grunts" in ''Dragon Sword'', which fits right at home, as the characters in the game are portrayed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' grunts-only style.

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* NonDubbedGrunts: In the Japanese track for ''Ninja Gaiden'', Kureha has a weak death cry in her final moments, while there is none in the English track. This explains why there's no credited voice actress in the localization. Jun Shikano reprises her role of "grunts" in ''Dragon Sword'', which fits right at home, as the characters in the game are portrayed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' grunts-only style.



* {{Retcon}}: The Eye of the Dragon was a circular, generic pendant in ''Ninja Gaiden'', but becomes a green ''magatama'' in ''Dragon Sword'', only for the color to change into purple in ''Ninja Gaiden II'', the latter of which is now permanent.

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* {{Retcon}}: The Eye of the Dragon was a circular, generic pendant in ''Ninja Gaiden'', but becomes a green ''magatama'' in ''Dragon Sword'', only for the color to change into purple in ''Ninja Gaiden II'', the latter of which is now permanent.




The "Ruler of Hell" and one of the five Greater Fiend Lords of Vigoor in the first Xbox game, Marbus guards the "Holy Vigoor Emperor", the mastermind behind the theft of the Dark Dragon Blade. In contrast to other Greater Fiends, Marbus has legions of lesser Fiends as his direct followers, often leaving the dirty work for them, and only acting himself when he sees fit or worthy of his time. Ryu happens to be one of the latter as Marbus is forced to take him on directly. The result is the Greater Fiend losing and targeting Ryu for his personal {{Revenge}} in the future.

Marbus returns in ''Sigma II'' looking for Ryu in New York City, yet he finds Rachel instead and is defeated once again.



The "Ruler of Hell" and one of the five Greater Fiend Lords of Vigoor in the first Xbox game, Marbus guards the "Holy Vigoor Emperor", the mastermind behind the theft of the Dark Dragon Blade. In contrast to other Greater Fiends, Marbus has legions of lesser Fiends as his direct followers, often leaving the dirty work for them, and only acting himself when he sees fit or worthy of his time. Ryu happened to be one of the latter as Marbus was forced to take him on directly. The result was the Greater Fiend losing and targeting Ryu for his personal {{Revenge}} in the future.

Marbus returns in ''Sigma II'' looking for Ryu in New York City, yet he finds Rachel instead and is defeated once again.
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* ArtEvolution: Marbus' design changed quite a bit when he returns back in ''Sigma II''.

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The "Ruler of Hell" and one of the five Greater Fiend Lords of Vigoor in the first Xbox game, Marbus guards the "Holy Vigoor Emperor", the mastermind behind the theft of the Dark Dragon Blade. In contrast to other Greater Fiends, Marbus has legions of lesser Fiends as his direct followers, often leaving the dirty work for them, and only acting himself when he sees fit or worthy of his time. Ryu happened to be one of the latter as Marbus was forced to take him on directly. The result was the Greater Fiend losing and targeting Ryu for his personal {{Revenge}} in the future.

Marbus returns in ''Sigma II'' looking for Ryu in New York City, yet he finds Rachel instead and is defeated once again.
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* ArtEvolution: Marbus' design changed quite a bit when he returns back in ''Sigma II''.



* CoolChair: Sits on one in ''Ninja Gaiden'' as he sends waves upon waves of fiends against Ryu

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* CoolChair: Sits on one in ''Ninja Gaiden'' as he sends waves upon waves of fiends Fiends against Ryu



** DragonWithAnAgenda: That said, Marbus doesn't seem concerned about his master being dead when he comes back in ''Sigma II''. In fact, he's less concerned about his realm and more about [[ItsAllAboutMe being defeated]] [[ItsPersonal by Ryu]].

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** DragonWithAnAgenda: That said, Marbus doesn't seem concerned about his master being dead when he comes back in ''Sigma II''. In fact, he's less concerned about his realm and more about [[ItsAllAboutMe being defeated]] [[ItsPersonal by Ryu]].




The leader of the "Shadow Clan Ninja" and Ryu's maternal uncle, Murai is a former member of the Dragon Ninja Clan who went rogue and [[StartMyOwn formed his own ninja clan]], while prefering to stay away from the Dragon Ninja Clan's affairs. Murai still wanted to keep a good relationship with the Hayabusa Clan, thus aids his nephew by opening the Shadow Clan Fortress for Ryu's training routine. Murai is open about his extreme philosophy of the ever-increasing need for power a true {{Ninja}} must possess, no matter the cost, so he tries to push some of it to Ryu by trying to make him accept the Dark Dragon Blade.



The leader of the "Shadow Clan Ninja" and Ryu's maternal uncle, Murai is a former member of the Dragon Ninja Clan who went rogue and [[StartMyOwn formed his own ninja clan]], while prefering to stay away from the Dragon Ninja Clan's affairs. Murai still wanted to keep a good relationship with the Hayabusa Clan, thus aids his nephew by opening the Shadow Clan Fortress for Ryu's training routine. Murai is open about his extreme philosophy of the ever-increasing need for power a true {{Ninja}} must possess, no matter the cost, so he tries to push some of it to Ryu by trying to make him accept the Dark Dragon Blade.
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* LargeAndInCharge: From what little we get to see of Murai, he appears the tallest and most muscular of the bunch; naturally, he ''is'' in charge of his own clan.

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* LargeAndInCharge: From what little we players get to see of Murai, he appears the tallest and most muscular of the bunch; naturally, he ''is'' in charge of his own clan.



* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:As the Dark Disciple, Murai was behind everything - he divulged the presence of the Dark Dragon Blade to Vigoor, who ordered Doku to raze the Hayabusa Village and retrieve it]].
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Ryu's RoaringRampageOfRevenge merely allowed the Dark Dragon Blade to grow more powerful; Murai let the weapon switch from hand-to-hand intentionally to feed its evil power before he got his own hands on it after Vigoor is destroyed]].

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* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:As the Dark Disciple, Murai was is behind everything - he divulged the presence of the Dark Dragon Blade to Vigoor, who ordered Doku to raze the Hayabusa Village and retrieve it]].
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Ryu's RoaringRampageOfRevenge merely allowed the Dark Dragon Blade to grow more powerful; Murai let the weapon switch from hand-to-hand intentionally to feed its evil power before he got gets his own hands on it after Vigoor is destroyed]].



-> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP), Creator/MichaelBell (EN, ''Ninja Gaiden''), Creator/PaulEiding ((EN - ''Ninja Gaiden II'', ''Ninja Gaiden III'')

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-> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP), Creator/MichaelBell (EN, ''Ninja Gaiden''), Creator/PaulEiding ((EN (EN - ''Ninja Gaiden II'', ''Ninja Gaiden III'')



* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: The price of weapon upgrades increases with weapon levels, so thousands of yellow essence will be spent upgrading them. In particular, the Wooden Sword will make some players focus solely on it, leaving other weapons behind in reaching their maximum.

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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: AdamSmithHatesYourGuts
**
The price of weapon upgrades increases with weapon levels, so thousands of yellow essence will be spent upgrading them. In particular, the Wooden Sword will make some players focus solely on it, leaving other weapons behind in reaching their maximum.



* TooLongDidntDub: Muramasa's greetings aren't dubbed in ''Ninja Gaiden II'' and ''Sigma II'', but says ''Irasshai!'' instead of ''Welcome!'' to Ryu when his shop is accessed.

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* TooLongDidntDub: Muramasa's greetings aren't dubbed in ''Ninja Gaiden II'' and ''Sigma II'', but says ''Irasshai!'' "''Irasshai''!" instead of ''Welcome!'' "Welcome!" to Ryu when his shop is accessed.



The heroine of the modern ''Ninja Gaiden'' and Fiend hunter from the Holy Vigoor Empire, Rachel and her sister Alma are afflicted with a blood curse that turns humans into Fiends. By the events of the game, Alma has already succumbed to the curse and turned into a complete Fiend. Rachel still maintains her human form and becomes a Fiend hunter; believing her sister has no more chance to revert back, Rachel sets on a journey to put Alma out of her misery. Rachel gets caught up in Doku's plot to bait Ryu, as the Greater Fiend also has Alma under his control. Rachel pursued him only to get captured herself; Ryu manages to rescue her and in return she saves him in time after his destroys the Holy Vigoor Emperor.

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The heroine of the modern ''Ninja Gaiden'' and Fiend hunter from the Holy Vigoor Empire, Rachel and her sister Alma are afflicted with a blood curse that turns humans into Fiends. By the events of the game, Alma has already succumbed to the curse and turned into a complete Fiend. Rachel still maintains her human form and becomes a Fiend hunter; believing her sister has no more chance to revert back, Rachel sets on a journey to put Alma out of her misery. Rachel gets caught up in Doku's plot to bait Ryu, as the Greater Fiend also has Alma under his control. Rachel pursued pursues him only to get captured herself; Ryu manages to rescue her and in return she saves him in time after his he destroys the Holy Vigoor Emperor.



* DropTheHammer: Zigzagged - the "War Hammer" in the first game looks more like an [[AnAxToGrind axe]], while the "Inferno Hammer" in ''Sigma II'' does resemble an actual hammer this time around

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* DropTheHammer: Zigzagged {{Zigzagged}} - the "War Hammer" in the first game looks more like an [[AnAxToGrind axe]], while the "Inferno Hammer" in ''Sigma II'' does resemble an actual hammer this time around



* InformedAbility: The guidebook states she has the ability to sense when Fiends are nearby, but this has no affect on gameplay whatsoever.
* InformedAttractiveness: Before her first encounter with Ryu, there is a dead Black Spider Ninja's diary referring to a woman who fights Fiends and is very beautiful, despite her ferocity in battle. We never find out if Ryu agrees with this assessment upon reading the entry.

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* InformedAbility: The guidebook states she has the ability to sense when Fiends are nearby, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation but this has no affect on gameplay whatsoever.
game-play whatsoever]].
* InformedAttractiveness: Before her first encounter with Ryu, there is a dead Black Spider Ninja's diary referring to a woman who fights Fiends and is very beautiful, despite her ferocity in battle. We Players never find out if Ryu agrees with this assessment upon reading the entry.



* FloatingLimbs

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* %%* FloatingLimbs



* {{Retcon}}: In the first Xbox game, Vigoor is also referred to as the ''Dark God Vigoor''; aside from his Holy Vigoor Emperor title, this implies he is ''the'' Archfiend, a PhysicalGod beyond all other Archfiends. ''Ninja Gaiden II'' changes his epitaph to "Supreme Archfiend Vigoor" in diary entries found throughout the game, which BigBad Vazdah also has, thus Vigoor is but one Archfiend from a ''possible group'' rather than the ''the only''.

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* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}
**
In the first Xbox game, Vigoor is also referred to as the ''Dark "Dark God Vigoor''; Vigoor"; aside from his Holy Vigoor Emperor title, this implies he is ''the'' Archfiend, a PhysicalGod beyond all other Archfiends. ''Ninja Gaiden II'' changes his epitaph to "Supreme Archfiend Vigoor" in diary entries found throughout the game, which BigBad Vazdah also has, thus Vigoor is but one Archfiend from a ''possible group'' rather than the ''the only''.only one''.



* {{Satan}}: Zigzagged - the first Xbox game and ''Dragon Sword'' certainly plays Vigoor up as this, but ''Ninja Gaiden II'' possibly {{Retcon}}ned him into a powerful devil, but not THE devil.

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* {{Satan}}: Zigzagged {{Zigzagged}} - the first Xbox game and ''Dragon Sword'' certainly plays Vigoor up as this, but ''Ninja Gaiden II'' possibly {{Retcon}}ned him into a powerful devil, but not THE devil.



!!Debuting in ''Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword'' ([=NDS=])

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!!Debuting in ''Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword'' ([=NDS=])
(Nintendo DS)



* MacGuffinGuardian: Zigzagged - played straight when Momiji hid the Eye of the Dragon some time before ''Dragon Sword'' by fusing it into her soul, until it was released near the end of the game so Ryu can destroy the Dark Dragon with the True Dragon Sword. Subverted in ''Sigma II'' when Obaba mysteriously acquires it, until Ayane retrieves it to hand it personally to Ryu, but played straight again in ''Ninja Gaiden III'' where Momiji keeps the Eye with her at all times until she hands it to Ryu to use the True Dragon Sword again.

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* MacGuffinGuardian: Zigzagged {{Zigzagged}} - played straight when Momiji hid the Eye of the Dragon some time before ''Dragon Sword'' by fusing it into her soul, until it was it's released near the end of the game so Ryu can destroy the Dark Dragon with the True Dragon Sword. Subverted in ''Sigma II'' when Obaba mysteriously acquires it, until Ayane retrieves it to hand it personally to Ryu, but played straight again in ''Ninja Gaiden III'' where Momiji keeps the Eye with her at all times until she hands it to Ryu to use the True Dragon Sword again.



** CombatMedic: Will perform this in the middle of the stage where she accompanies him, albeit briefly.

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** CombatMedic: Will perform this during Day 4 in the middle of the stage combat where [[GuestStarPartyMember she accompanies him, him]], albeit briefly.



!!Debuting in ''Ninja Gaiden II'' (Xbox360[=/=][=PS3=][=/=][=PSVita=])

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!!Debuting in ''Ninja Gaiden II'' (Xbox360[=/=][=PS3=][=/=][=PSVita=])
(Xbox 360[=/=][=PS3=][=/=][=PS Vita=])



* TitleDrop: He invokes the name of his chapter when ordering the military to surrender.

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* TitleDrop: He invokes the name of his chapter "Surrender or Die!" when ordering the military to surrender.



* {{Badass}}: Is the only other Master Ninja sans Joe Hayabusa in the modern trilogy to display just how powerful a {{Ninja}} of this rank truly is.



* {{BFS}}: Blade of The Archfiend
* DarkSkinnedBlond: A male variation

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* {{BFS}}: CoolSword: Blade of The Archfiend
* DarkSkinnedBlond: A An uncommon male variationexample



* LargeAndInCharge: Genshin borders on gigantic, towering over many Black Spider Ninjas that were converted into Fiends even when he's still human.

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* LargeAndInCharge: Genshin borders on gigantic, towering over many Black Spider Ninjas that were converted into Fiends even when he's still human. As a Master Ninja, he's the only other one in the series (sans Joe Hayabusa) in the modern trilogy to display just how powerful a {{Ninja}} of this rank truly is.



* MirrorBoss: To an extent - Genshin can use the "Flying Swallow" technique, CounterAttack, the "Piercing Void" ninpo (''Sigma II'' only), has an "Ultimate Technique" similar to Ryu's as his Greater Fiend form, [[MegaManning and picks up a version]] of the [[SpinningPiledriver Izuna Drop]] in later boss fights.
* {{Ninja}}: Holds the rank of Master Ninja and clan Overlord status

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* MirrorBoss: To an extent - Genshin can use the "Flying Swallow" technique, CounterAttack, the "Piercing Void" Piercing Void ninpo (''Sigma II'' only), has an "Ultimate Technique" similar to Ryu's as his Greater Fiend form, [[MegaManning and picks up a version]] of the [[SpinningPiledriver Izuna Drop]] in later the last boss fights.
* {{Ninja}}: Holds the rank of Master Ninja and clan Overlord overlord status



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can make Ryu shoot an arrow against Sonia, while she is on view and caged in the Underworld, during a Boss Fight, doing so prompts Sonia to let out a death cry and that’s [[NonstandardGameOver an instant Game Over]].

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You Players can make Ryu shoot an arrow against Sonia, while she is on view and caged in the Underworld, during a Boss Fight, doing the boss fight against Alexei. Doing so prompts Sonia to let out a death cry and that’s [[NonstandardGameOver an instant Game Over]].
game over]].



Mizuki's daughter. She is a bit afraid of Ryu at first but quickly gets a liking to him.

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Mizuki's daughter. She adopted daughter, Canna is a bit afraid of Ryu at first first, but quickly gets takes a liking to him.



* [[spoiler:AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: That monster you slay at the beginning of vanilla ''Ninja Gaiden III'' ? Yeah, it's her.]]
* BreakTheCutie: She doesn't take [[spoiler: Ryu killing her father]] very well.
* ButNotTooForeign: She's a quarter Japanese, three-fourths-English.
* CuteMute: She uses her cell phone to communicate most of the time. She regains her speech near the end of the game.
* DistressedDamsel: She gets captured twice.
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss]]: [[spoiler:Transformed as a goddess and equipped with the Dragon Sword]].
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: Mizuki is actually her biological aunt, but Canna doesn't really care about that.]]
* MoralityPet: Becomes one for Ryu.
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After Ryu manages to change her back to normal, she is shown to be remorseful over what she said to him prior to her transformation.]]
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: Rather unwillingly, courtesy of her uncle.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents died in an accident when she was very young. (Mizuki is her biological aunt, adoptive mother.) The resulting trauma caused her muteness.
* ShipperOnDeck: She really wants Ryu to be her daddy, which implies being more than JustFriends with Mizuki. For bonus points, they are literally on a deck when she says it to him.
* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather:]] "MURDEREEEEER!!!"

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* [[spoiler:AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: That AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler:That monster you players slay at the beginning of vanilla ''Ninja Gaiden III'' ? Yeah, it's her.]]
III''? It's Canna]].
* BreakTheCutie: She doesn't take [[spoiler: Ryu [[spoiler:Ryu killing her father]] very well.
* ButNotTooForeign: She's a quarter Japanese, A quarter-Japanese, three-fourths-English.
* CuteMute: She uses her cell phone to communicate most of the time. She [[spoiler:Averted when she regains her speech near the end of the game.
game]].
* DistressedDamsel: She gets captured twice.twice
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:Transformed as the "Goddess" and equipped with the Dragon Sword]].
* HappilyAdopted: Mizuki is actually her biological aunt, but Canna doesn't really care about that.
* InformedAbility: [[spoiler:Ashtear Higgins explicitly states there's something in Canna's blood that makes her special, which explains why she's the catalyst for the Goddess, but ''Ninja Gaiden III'' makes no mention of what this specific trait that Canna has is]].
* MoralityPet: Becomes one for Ryu; [[spoiler:made more prevalent when Muramasa {{Lampshades}} the Dragon Sword cannot cut what is inherently good during Day 7, which allows Ryu to destroy the Goddess without killing Canna]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After Ryu manages to change her back to normal, Canna is remorseful over what she said to him prior to her transformation]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Unwillingly into the Goddess, courtesy of her EvilUncle]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents Theodore Higgins and Saya died in an accident when she was very young. The resulting trauma caused her muteness.

* [[spoiler:FinalBoss]]: [[spoiler:Transformed as a goddess and equipped with the Dragon Sword]].
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: Mizuki is actually her biological aunt, but Canna doesn't really care about that.]]
* MoralityPet: Becomes one for Ryu.
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After Ryu manages to change her back to normal, she is shown to be remorseful over what she said to him prior to her transformation.]]
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: Rather unwillingly, courtesy of her uncle.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents died in an accident when she was very young. (Mizuki is her biological aunt, adoptive mother.) The resulting trauma caused her muteness.
* ShipperOnDeck: She really wants Ryu to be her daddy, father, which implies being more than JustFriends with Mizuki. For bonus points, they are literally on a deck when she says it to him.
* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather:]] "MURDEREEEEER!!!"YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Ryu unknowingly strikes down a BrainwashedAndCrazy Theodore, posing as the Regent of the Mask]], with Canna witnessing it.



Mizuki's brother-in-law. She jokingly describes him as a MadScientist since he conceives strange advanced weapons such as Ryu's [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum target-locking bow]]. [[spoiler: Turns out, he ''really'' is a MadScientist, responsible for bringing his brother Theodore back to life as the Regent of the Mask and turning Canna into what he calls a "Goddess".]]

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Mizuki's brother-in-law. She brother-in-law and Canna's paternal uncle, Clifford Higgins is jokingly describes him described by Mizuki as a MadScientist for the Japanese Ministry of Defense, since he conceives strange advanced weapons such as Ryu's [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum target-locking bow]]. [[spoiler: Turns out, he ''really'' is a MadScientist, responsible for bringing his brother Theodore back to life as the Regent of the Mask and turning Canna into what he calls a "Goddess".]]bow]].



* [[spoiler:AdamAndEvePlot:]] What he wants to do with [[spoiler:Canna]] of all people.
* [[spoiler: BigBad]]: [[spoiler: He's the main antagonist of Ninja Gaiden 3]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:EvilUncle: To Canna.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilutionaryBiologist: Comes with the territory when you're a high-ranking member of the LOA.]]
* [[spoiler:GreenEyedMonster: His entire motivation wasn't his having been born into the Alchemy cult, but his jealousy of his seemingly perfect brother.]]
* [[spoiler:IncestSubtext: After he turns Canna into a huge monster and he begins to transform himself, he states that he will be the Adam to her Eve.]]
* [[spoiler:MakeItLookLikeAnAccident:]] [[spoiler:How he killed Canna's parents.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]
* MissionControl: In Day 6, although [[{{Foreshadowing}} suspiciously unserious and unconcerned]]. He actually stops speaking to you as soon as you enter the first cavern in the level.
* [[spoiler: NoSell: When Ryu shoots an arrow at him during their fight, Cliff reminds him of who actually made it, and destroys it.]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel:]] In the last act.
* WalkingSpoiler: Duh.

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* [[spoiler:AdamAndEvePlot:]] What AdamAndEvePlot: Implied on what he wants to do with [[spoiler:Canna]] of all people.
[[spoiler:Canna]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad]]: [[spoiler: He's BigBad: [[spoiler:He's the main antagonist of Ninja ''Ninja Gaiden 3]]
III'']]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:EvilUncle: To Canna.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilutionaryBiologist: Comes
EvilutionaryBiologist: [[spoiler:Comes with the territory when you're a high-ranking member of the LOA.]]
Lords of Alchemy]].
* [[spoiler:GreenEyedMonster: His entire GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:It's implied Cliff's motivation wasn't his having been born into the Alchemy cult, but stems from his jealousy of his seemingly perfect brother.]]
brother Theodore, whom everyone admired]].
* [[spoiler:IncestSubtext: After MadScientist: {{Lampshaded}} by his eccentric personality and inventions, [[spoiler:except he really is EvilAllAlong, having caused the "accident" that killed Canna's parents, resurrecting Theodore to life as the Regent of the Mask and turning Canna into the Goddess]].
* IncestSubtext: [[spoiler:After
he turns Canna into a huge monster the Goddess and he begins to transform go OneWingedAngel himself, he states that he will be the Adam to her Eve.]]
Eve]].
* [[spoiler:MakeItLookLikeAnAccident:]] LoveMakesYouEvil: {{Lampshaded}}; [[spoiler:when Mizuki wonders if his EvilPlan was because he loved Saya
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident:
[[spoiler:How he killed Canna's parents.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]
parents]]
%%* TheManBehindTheMan
* MissionControl: In Day 6, although [[{{Foreshadowing}} suspiciously unserious and unconcerned]]. He actually stops speaking to you Ryu as soon as you enter he enters the first cavern in the level.
* [[spoiler: NoSell: When [[spoiler:If players use Ryu shoots to shoot an arrow at him during a certain point in their fight, fight in Day 7, Cliff reminds him of who actually made it, and permanently destroys it.]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel:]] In
the last act.
bow, leaving Ryu no long-ranged weapon for the rest of the game]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Duh.With the amount of spoiler tags being used, this is a given.



The second CanonImmigrant from the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series, debuting in the re-release for Wii U ''Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge'' as a free DLC character. Although she also got a very brief cameo in ''Sigma 2'', but only as TheFaceless.

Kasumi is the younger sister of Hayabusa's childhood friend Hayate, from the Mugen Tenshin Clan. She's also Ayane's older half-sister. In the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series, Hayabusa watches over her after she became a runaway ninja for avenging her brother.

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The second CanonImmigrant from the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' ''Dead or Alive'' series, debuting Kasumi debuts in the re-release UpdatedRerelease for the Wii U ''Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's ''Razor's Edge'' as a free DLC character. Although DownloadableContent character (unlockable character in the UsefulNotes/Xbox360 and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 versions). However, she also got previously appeared in a very brief cameo in ''Sigma 2'', II'', but only as TheFaceless.

Kasumi is the younger sister of Hayabusa's Ryu's childhood friend Hayate, from the Mugen Tenshin Clan. She's also Mugen-Tenshin Clan and Ayane's older half-sister. In the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' her home series, Hayabusa Ryu watches over her after she became becomes a runaway ninja kunoichi for avenging trying to avenge her brother.



* ActionGirl: She already showed this trait in her own series, but here it shines even more.
* {{Badass}}: Again, cutting her enemies in half without flinching makes her look this even more than in ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive''. Which is saying something.
** BadassAdorable: She doesn't get to show her kind personality, but she's still a cute as ever.
** BadassCape: With her default costume. Specially created for ''Razor's Edge''.
** BadassPrincess: Or rather "Badass Heir of a Ninja Clan".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[RuleOfThree Even more than in her own series]]!

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* ActionGirl: She already showed shows this trait in ''Dead or Alive'', but ''Razor's Edge'' demonstrates her own series, but here it shines even more.
kunoichi skills at its peak.
* {{Badass}}: Again, cutting her enemies in half without flinching makes her look this even more than in ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive''. Which is saying something.
** BadassAdorable: She doesn't get to show her kind personality, but she's still a cute as ever.
**
BadassCape: With her default costume. Specially costume specifically created for ''Razor's Edge''.
** * BadassPrincess: Or rather "Badass Heir of a Ninja Clan".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[RuleOfThree Even In her home series, Kasumi is reluctant to fight her old clan; more than in her own series]]!often that not, she insists she does not wish for hostilities against anyone antagonizing her, but ''Razor's Edge'' shows exactly what she can do if that reluctance does not exist at all.



* BrownEyes: To illustrate her kind temper and that she's more down to earth than her half-sister.
* CanonImmigrant: From the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series.
* CherryBlossoms: Her motif, and appear from time to time while she fights.
* CleavageWindow: With her default costume, formed between the [[SpyCatsuit Ninja Catsuit]]'s cleavage itself and her BadassCape.
* TheFaceless: Her cameo in ''Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2''. We only get to see her from her back.
* FinishingStomp: Her version of the Izuna Drop, which is a variation of one of her grabs from the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series. She stomps her victim's head again and again in mid-air until she finally crushes it to the ground.

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* BrownEyes: To illustrate her kind temper temperament and that how she's more down to earth down-to-earth than her half-sister.
* CanonImmigrant: From the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series.
*
CherryBlossoms: Her primary visual motif, and which appear from time to time time-to-time while she fights.
* CleavageWindow: With her default costume, formed between the [[SpyCatsuit Ninja Catsuit]]'s outfit's]] cleavage itself and her BadassCape.
* TheFaceless: Her cameo in ''Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2''. We only get to see her from her back.
*
FinishingStomp: Her version of the [[SpinningPiledriver Izuna Drop, Drop]], which is a variation of one of her grabs grapples from the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' ''Dead or Alive'' series. She stomps her victim's head again and again in mid-air until she finally crushes it to the ground.



* FuumaShuriken: She can combine her throwing knives to create one, including a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang effect. If fully charged, it can cut any enemy in two through the waist.
* FlashStep: Another of her trademark moves, albeit here appears as a game mechanic common to all characters.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She's still the nice, kind, ReluctantWarrior she was from her own series. Gentle however does not enter into the equation, she's basically a human ginsu that shows even the ''MortalKombat'' characters how disemboweling into itty bitty pieces is done.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Albeit her costumes don't stand out as much as the other female characters, she's still not very concern with being seen.
* HimeCut: Her other alternative hair style, and arguably [[LettingHerHairDown the most popular one]].
* {{Kamehamehadoken}}: Her Ninpo, the Rending Wind. Its effect is similar to the Piercing Void, with the possibility of an additional radius attack at the end.
* JackOfAllStats: Similar to how she is in Dead or Alive, she is very balanced and has a lot of tricks up her sleeves.
** LightningBruiser: She can potentially be one of the best characters in the game in the hands of an advanced player. Whilst she doesn't have Ryu's ease of use nor his defense, she does have deadlier moves, just tricky to pull off. She's also the second fastest character after Ayane.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her famous wakizashi from ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' gets upgraded to a katana (although its length is closer to a ninjato).
* [[{{Ninja}} Kunoichi]]: And a pretty high ranked one in her own clan. Or at least, she used to.

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* FuumaShuriken: She Kasumi can combine her throwing knives to create one, including a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang effect. If fully charged, it can cut any enemy in two through the waist.
* FlashStep: Another of her trademark moves, manuveurs from ''Dead or Alive'', albeit here it appears as a game mechanic common to all characters.
characters for ''Razor's Edge''
* GoodIsNotSoft: She's still the nice, kind, ReluctantWarrior she was is from her own series. Gentle however ''Dead or Alive'', but gentle does not enter into the equation, she's basically a human ginsu that shows even equation for the ''MortalKombat'' characters how disemboweling into itty bitty pieces is done.
''Ninja Gaiden'' franchise.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Albeit her Her costumes don't stand out as much as the other female characters, but she's still not very concern concerned with being seen.
* HimeCut: Her other alternative hair style, style and arguably [[LettingHerHairDown the most popular one]].
* {{Kamehamehadoken}}: Her Ninpo, the Rending Wind. Its Ninpo "Rending Wind"; its effect is similar to the Ryu's Piercing Void, with the possibility of an additional radius radial attack at the end.
* JackOfAllStats: Similar to how she Like her ''Dead or Alive'' counterpart, Kasumi in ''Razor's Edge'' is in Dead or Alive, she is very balanced and has a lot in all fields with lots of tricks up her sleeves.
** LightningBruiser: She can potentially be one of the best characters in the game in the hands of an advanced player. Whilst players. While she doesn't have Ryu's ease of use ease-of-use nor his defense, she does have has deadlier moves, just tricky techniques, though they're trickier to pull off. She's also Futhermore, Kasumi's the second fastest character after Ayane.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her famous wakizashi from ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' ''Dead or Alive'' gets upgraded to a katana (although its length is closer to a ninjato).
* [[{{Ninja}} Kunoichi]]: And a pretty high ranked one in her own clan. Or at least, she used to.
ninjato).



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Itagaki was the sole reason Kasumi never appeared in Ninja Gaiden since day one. The creator was very vocal when saying that his "daughter" isn't the type of person who engaged in the same brutalities as Ryu did, phrasing that she was "too pure for this". By the time Kasumi made her cameo in ''Sigma II'', Itagaki was no longer part of ''Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo'', thus losing any reigns on the matter.
* ReverseGrip: She wields her katana this way, which is actually how ninjas usually wielded their ninjatos in RealLife.
* SheFu: Her agility is a view to behold.
* SpyCatsuit: Her default costume in ''Razor's Edge'', which comes from ''Dead or Alive 5'' (and looks suspiciously similar to the one Hayabusa wears), plus [[BadassCape a blue cape]] to boot.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: A ninjato-length [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], kunais (although the ones she actually trows look more like Western knives) and a FuumaShuriken (formed by said knives).
* TeleportSpam: A prominent aspect of her fighting style.
* TomboyishPonytail: Her default hair style.
* TookALevelInBadass: Or rather 'conformability in gore'. Previously, Kasumi was usually [[ReluctantWarrior reluctant to fight unless there was no other choice]]. Now she seems okay in splattering the blood of evildoers at first sight. Could be justified that during Tecmo's run with Itagaki, he explicitly wanted to avoid a bloody and gory environment for Kasumi. Since he left...
* TrueBlueFemininity: She leans toward this more than in her original series (the prominent blue cape in her [[SpyCatsuit Ninja Catsuit]], her iconic blue kimono and another, more traditional woman kimono).
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the New Costume?]]: In ''Sigma 2'' she wears a variation of her traditional blue costume. Although we only got to see the back side, fans really liked it and many of them were eager to see it properly. Too bad it hasn't appeared ever since, neither in ''Razor's Edge'' nor in the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series.
* WomanInWhite: Her famous second costume from the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series is available in ''Razor's Edge''.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Itagaki was is the sole reason Kasumi never appeared in Ninja Gaiden since day one. The ''Ninja Gaiden'' until ''Razor's Edge'', as the creator was very vocal when saying that his "daughter" isn't the type of person who engaged in the same brutalities as Ryu did, Ryu, phrasing that she was "too pure for this". By the time Kasumi made her cameo TheCameo in ''Sigma II'', Itagaki was no longer part of ''Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo'', Team Ninja, thus losing any reigns on the matter.
* ReverseGrip: She How she wields her katana this way, katana, which is actually how RealLife ninjas usually wielded their ninjatos in RealLife.
* SheFu: Her agility is a view to behold.
ninjato.
* SpyCatsuit: Her default costume in ''Razor's Edge'', which comes inherited from ''Dead or Alive 5'' (and looks suspiciously similar to the one Hayabusa wears), plus [[BadassCape a blue cape]] to boot.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: A ninjato-length [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], kunais kunai (although the ones she actually trows throws look more like Western knives) and a FuumaShuriken (formed by said knives).
* TeleportSpam: A Another prominent aspect of her fighting style.
style carried over from ''Dead or Alive''
* TomboyishPonytail: Her default hair style.
style
* TookALevelInBadass: Or rather 'conformability in gore'. Previously, Variation - previously, Kasumi was usually is [[ReluctantWarrior reluctant to fight unless there was there's no other choice]]. Now In ''Razor's Edge'', she seems okay "comfortable" in splattering spilling the blood of evildoers at first sight. Could be justified that Justified during Tecmo's Team Ninja's run with Itagaki, as he explicitly wanted to avoid a bloody and bloody, gory environment for Kasumi. Since he left...
Kasumi.
* TrueBlueFemininity: She leans toward this more than in her original series counterpart (the prominent blue cape in her [[SpyCatsuit Ninja Catsuit]], SpyCatsuit, her iconic blue kimono and another, more traditional woman female kimono).
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the To The New Costume?]]: In ''Sigma 2'' she II'', Kasumi wears a variation of her traditional blue costume. Although we ''Dead or Alive'' outfit; even though players only got get to see the back side, fans many really liked it and many of them were eager to see it properly. Too bad Unfortunately, it hasn't appeared ever since, neither doesn't appear in ''Razor's Edge'' nor in the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series.
''Dead or Alive'' games.
* WomanInWhite: Her famous second costume from the ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' series ''Dead or Alive'' is available in ''Razor's Edge''.



A member of the Japanese ministry of defense, who meets Ryu at the beginning of the game, saying to him: "we don't need your help, you need ours", before showing him the message of the terrorists who took over London.

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A member of the Internal Affairs department in the Japanese ministry Ministry of defense, who Defense, Ken Ishigami personally meets with Ryu at the Hayabusa Village at the beginning of the game, saying to him: "we don't need your help, you need ours", before showing him the message of the citing terrorists who took over London. are holding the British Prime Minister hostage in London.



* MissionControl: In the last two missions.
* TraitorShot: In the middle of Day 3, he is shown to observe Cliff and Mizuki rather suspeciously through his [[ScreensAreCameras screen or… camera or whatever.]] [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope It turns out Cliff was the real traitor and Ishigami was suspicious of him.]]]]
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn:]] [[spoiler:LOA had infiltrated the ministry and ordered to send Ryu to London, but he only understood after they attacked the Yunagi.]]

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* IOweYouMyLife: [[spoiler:According to Ishigami, Mizuki and Saya's father saved his life; when their father died, he looked after the sisters like they were his own daughters]].
* MissionControl: In the last two missions.
days of the game
* TraitorShot: In the middle of Day 3, he Ishigami is shown to observe Cliff and Mizuki rather suspeciously suspiciously through his a [[ScreensAreCameras screen or… camera or whatever.]] monitor]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope It turns out Cliff he was the real wary of Cliff, whom he suspected was a traitor working for the Lords of Alchemy]] and Ishigami was suspicious is actually the BigGood of him.]]]]
''Ninja Gaiden III'']].
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn:]] [[spoiler:LOA UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Lords of Alchemy had infiltrated the ministry Ministry of Defense and ordered him to send Ryu to London, but he London; Ishigami only understood realized he is being played after they attacked the Yunagi.]]Canna went missing]].



The Chairman of the Lords of Alchemy multinational, which makes all sorts of things, from toys to war weapons. However, LOA's true research lies in combining old alchemical secrets with advanced science to bring about a new world...even if that means destroying the current one in the process.

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The Ashtear Higgins is the Chairman of the Lords of Alchemy multinational, multinational corporation, which makes all sorts of things, manufactures products ranging from toys to war weapons. weapons of war. However, LOA's the Lords of Alchemy's true research lies in combining old alchemical secrets with advanced science to bring about a new world...world, even if that means destroying the current one in the process.



* BigBad: As the chairman of LOA, he's the mastermind behind their plan to conquer the world...
** [[spoiler: DiscOneFinalBoss: Though you end up killing him before your final confrontations in the game.]]
* BaldOfEvil: Not a hair on his head, not a drop of conscience in his soul.
* CoolChair: He sits in a pretty sweet-looking combination of a wheelchair and a throne. It serves as the core and cockpit for his HumongousMecha

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* BigBad: As the chairman of LOA, he's He's the mastermind behind their plan EvilPlan to conquer the world...
** [[spoiler: DiscOneFinalBoss: Though you Ryu kills him at the tail end up killing him before your final confrontations in of Day 6; the game.]]
game still continues into Day 7.
* BaldOfEvil: Not a hair on his head, not head nor a drop of conscience in his soul.
* CoolChair: He Ashtear sits in a pretty sweet-looking combination of a wheelchair and a throne. It serves as the core and cockpit for his HumongousMechaHumongousMecha.



** FireBreathingWeapon: The aforementioned [[ArmCannon Arm Cannons]].
** GoodThingYouCanHeal: Sort of--by devouring and assimilating nearby wreckage, it can convert the mass to re-configure itself if damaged.

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** FireBreathingWeapon: The aforementioned [[ArmCannon Arm Cannons]].
{{Arm Cannon}}s
** GoodThingYouCanHeal: Sort of--by By devouring and assimilating nearby wreckage, it can convert the mass to re-configure itself if damaged.



* {{Hypocrite}}: He denounces Ryu as some terrible "slayer of lives," yet his organization has been responsible for more than a few deaths up to this point.
* ManInWhite: He sports a natty white suit with a red shirt beneath. [[LightIsNotGood It serves to demonstrate his holier-than-thou complex.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]ItIsBeyondSaving: If his (long) MotiveRant before you finish him is anything to go by.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: He Ashtear denounces Ryu as some a terrible "slayer of lives," lives", yet his organization has been responsible for more than a few deaths up to this point.
point in ''Ninja Gaiden III''
* ManInWhite: He sports a natty tidy, white suit with a red shirt beneath. beneath as a [[LightIsNotGood It serves to demonstrate demonstration of his holier-than-thou complex.]]
complex]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans[=/=]ItIsBeyondSaving: UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: If his (long) MotiveRant before you players finish him off is anything to go by.by, [[ItIsBeyondSaving Ashtear believes the world is beyond saving]].



The chief scientist of LOA's gene labs.

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The chief scientist MadScientist of LOA's gene labs.the genetic labs for the Lords of Alchemy, Lovelace sends out multiple organic abominations against Ryu when he infiltrates the organization's South Pacific jungle complex.



* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: Given her mocking and insulting treatment of Ryu, Canna, and Mizuki, she's easily among the ''least'' sympathetic of Ryu's RoguesGallery.]]
* InkSuitActor: [[http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Ninja-Gaiden-3/Lovelace/ She looks a suspicious lot]] like her English voice actress.
* MadScientist
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel / BalefulPolymorph: She's pushed into her own experiment by the Regent of the Mask, transforming her into a creepy monster that Ryu has to defeat.]]
* [[spoiler:RasputinianDeath: She is thrown into her own experiment, has her arms cut off several times, is decapitated and finally has her head cut in two vertically. There is a good chance she's dead for good.]]
* TechnoBabble: She tries very hard to make her explanation of the Virtual Simulator sound meaningful.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]] [[spoiler:Appears at the beginning of Day 4 and dies at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: Given AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Given her insults and mocking and insulting treatment of Ryu, Canna, and Mizuki, she's Lovelace is easily among the ''least'' least sympathetic of Ryu's RoguesGallery.]]
enemies throughout the ''Ninja Gaiden'' series]].
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Lovelace is pushed into her own experiment by the Regent of the Mask, transforming her into a monster that Ryu has to defeat]].
* InkSuitActor: [[http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Ninja-Gaiden-3/Lovelace/ She looks a suspicious lot]] suspiciously]] like her English voice actress.
* MadScientist
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel / BalefulPolymorph: She's pushed
RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Thrown into her own experiment by the Regent of the Mask, transforming her a alchemic, genetic vat, transformed into a creepy monster that Ryu has to defeat.]]
* [[spoiler:RasputinianDeath: She is thrown into her own experiment,
monster, has her arms cut off several times, is decapitated and finally has her head cut in two vertically. There is a good chance she's dead for good.]]
vertically]].
* TechnoBabble: She tries very hard to make her explanation of Her attemps at explaining the Virtual Simulator virtual simulator sound meaningful.
* [[spoiler:WeHardlyKnewYe]] [[spoiler:Appears WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Lovelace appears at the beginning start of Day 4 and dies at the end.]]end of it]].



A member of the Japanese Air Defense Force, assisting Ryu throughout the third game.

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A member of the Japanese Air Defense Force, assisting Ryu [[AlliterativeName Mizuki McCloud]] provides most of Ryu's assistance throughout the third game.''Ninja Gaiden III''.



* AcePilot: To pull off what she and [[spoiler:Robert T. Sturgeon]] do at the beginning of Day 7, you have to be at least this!
* AlliterativeName
* ButNotTooForeign: She's said to be half-English, half-Japanese.
* MissionControl: During the first three days. Although most of what she says during missions [[CaptainObvious doesn't really have any informative value.]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalSubstitute: To Canna, after the latter's real parents had an accident.]]

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* AcePilot: To pull off what she and [[spoiler:Robert T. Sturgeon]] do at the beginning of Day 7, you have she has to be at least this!
* AlliterativeName
this.
* ButNotTooForeign: She's said to be half-English, half-Japanese.
Half-English, half-Japanese
* MissionControl: During the first three days. Although days; played with when most of what she says during missions [[CaptainObvious doesn't really have any informative value.]]
value]].
* [[spoiler:ParentalSubstitute: To Canna, ParentalSubstitute: Becomes Canna's mother after the latter's real death of her niece's parents had in an accident.]]



* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Borderline parodied if it weren't over with so quickly. She gets dragged away by one villain because she's got a gun to her back and is fearing for her daughter's life. When another villain appears grabbing her by the upper arm, she swats the hand away the second she sees her daughter safe.

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Borderline parodied if it weren't over with so quickly. She gets dragged away by one villain because she's got a gun to her back and is fearing for her daughter's Canna's life. When another villain appears grabbing her by the upper arm, she swats the hand away the second she sees her daughter safe.



The BigBad of ''Ninja Gaiden 3'' [[spoiler:or so it seems at first]]. The game begins with him taking hostages in the middle of London with his terrorist group and assassinating the British Prime Minister. After fighting Ryu, he places a curse on his right arm, forcing the Dragon Ninja to endure the pain of all the people he killed. [[spoiler:He is also Canna's father and Cliff's brother, brought BackFromTheDead, brainwashed and used by LOA. He comes back to his senses and helps Ryu at the end of the game.]]

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The BigBad primary villain of ''Ninja Gaiden 3'' [[spoiler:or so it seems at first]]. The game begins with him taking III'', [[MalevolentMaskedMan the Regent of the Mask]] and his Lords of Alchemy followers take hostages in the middle of London with his terrorist group and assassinating assassinates the British Prime Minister. After fighting Ryu, he places a the Grip of Murder curse on his right arm, forcing the Dragon Ninja to endure the pain of all the people he has ever killed. [[spoiler:He is also Canna's father and Cliff's brother, brought BackFromTheDead, brainwashed and used by LOA. He comes back to Afterwards, the Regent threatens world governments with surrender, citing his senses and helps Ryu at organization will destroy the end world. As a high-ranking member of the game.]]Lords of Alchemy, the Regent is incredibly skilled in the alchemic arts, but is just as deadly with the sword, proving himself a foil to Ryu.



* ActionFigureSpeech
* AlchemyIsMagic
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* [[spoiler:BackToBackBadasses:]] With Ryu in the last level, similarly to Momiji.
* BadassLongcoat: Part of his attire.
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: He saves Ryu and kills OneWingedAngel Cliff in the last act]].
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Lords of Alchemy thanks to his mask. Destroying it causes his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* CombatCommentator: He sends amused comments at you during the boss fights of Day 3 and 4.
** Shooting an arrow at him whilst he watches you fight will have deflect the arrow effortlessly and laugh.
* CoolMask: Another part of his attire.
** MalevolentMaskedMan
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* CoolSword
** RoyalRapier
* EvilCounterpart: To Ryu.
* FauxSymbolism: [[invoked]]

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* ActionFigureSpeech
* AlchemyIsMagic
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* [[spoiler:BackToBackBadasses:]] With Ryu in
AlchemyIsMagic: The form of magic the last level, similarly Regent uses is less alchemic than it is conjuring curses and spells through incantations.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Cliff resurrected Theodore, but placed a MaskOfPower, rendering him BrainwashedAndCrazy
to Momiji.
serve the Lords of Alchemy]].
* BadassLongcoat: Part of his attire.
attire; the coat also provides a InTheHood.
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: He saves Ryu BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:At the end of the boss fight against Cliff, Theodore dives in to save Mizuki from an alchemic blast and kills OneWingedAngel Cliff in the last act]].
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Lords of Alchemy thanks to
his mask. Destroying it causes his HeelFaceTurn.]]
brother]].
* CombatCommentator: He The regent sends amused comments at you Ryu during the boss fights of in Day 3 and 4.
** Shooting
Day 4. In fact, it's possible for players to target the Regent with the bow - shooting an arrow at him whilst while he watches you fight will have deflect the arrow fights and he simply deflects it effortlessly and laugh.laughs.
* CoolMask: Another part of his attire.
** MalevolentMaskedMan
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
attire, a WhiteMaskOfDoom featuring OccultBlueEyes.
* CoolSword
**
CoolSword: Uses a RoyalRapier
* EvilCounterpart: To Ryu.
Ryu - both are champions to their respective clans, experienced combatants
* FauxSymbolism: [[invoked]]{{Invoked}} during his broadcast of what the Lords of Alchemy intend to do.



* GlovedFistOfDoom: The third part of his attire.
* [[spoiler:GuestStarPartyMember: Joins Ryu on the final stage to help him get to Canna.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn:]] After his mask is destroyed.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Apparently, lifting the curse from Ryu's arm required to die by his hand.]] Talk about an AwesomeButImpractical curse!
* InTheHood: The final part of his attire.
* KickTheDog: The first thing we see him do is kill the freaking Prime Minister. The hostages probably didn't all get away alive either. And then there is him [[spoiler:pushing Lovelace into the egg; though, given that Lovelace had proven to be a mega-bitch herself, that probably counts more as KickTheSonOfABitch.]]
* LargeHam[=/=]MilkingTheGiantCow: Comes with the territory of going into lengthy esotheric speeches about God, the universe or the end of the world.
* LightningBruiser: One of the very few characters to match Ryu's speed, and whilst his slashing attacks aren't painful, it's his grabs that will absolutely destroy you.
* OccultBlueEyes
* [[spoiler: PapaWolf: Even if killing his daughter will result in saving the rest of the world, he won't let you hurt her.]] Later subverted [[spoiler: when he reveals that he'd intentionally said that in order to get the opportunity to free Ryu of the Grip of Murder and give him the chance to stop Canna, believing that Ryu can stop her without killing her.]] In the end, he was right.
* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: He takes pleasure in describing how horrifically brutal Ryu is to his enemies and others who get in the way of his missions. Being a stoic ninja, [[TheUnapologetic Ryu expresses no attempts to refute him and continues his ways]].
* RecurringBoss
* WakeUpCallBoss: He's not as unforgiving as Murai since your lifebar is maxed-out from the beginning in ''3'', but he's clearly the first enemy of the game that will pose you a challenge. In harder difficulties, he becomes ThatOneBoss.

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* GlovedFistOfDoom: The third part of his attire.
outfit
* [[spoiler:GuestStarPartyMember: Joins Ryu on HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Once the final stage to help him get to Canna.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn:]] After his
mask is destroyed.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Apparently, lifting
destroyed, Theodore regains his senses and [[GuestStarPartyMember joins Ryu in Day 7 to stop the curse from Ryu's arm required Goddess]]]].
* HeroicSacrifice: {{Zigzagged}}; [[spoiler:it's implied in order
to die by his hand.]] Talk about lift the Grip of Murder curse, it requires the one who cast it in the first place to die. However, Theodore states as he was aware of what he did as the Regent, he uses this as an AwesomeButImpractical curse!
* InTheHood: The final part of his attire.
opportunity to only save Ryu, but to pull a RedemptionEqualsDeath]].
* KickTheDog: The first thing we players see him the Regent do is brutally kill the freaking British Prime Minister. The Minister (it's implied the other hostages probably didn't all get away alive either. And then there is him [[spoiler:pushing alive, either). Near the end of Day 3, [[spoiler:he pushes Lovelace into the egg; though, a genetic vat, transforming her into a monster when [[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness she's no longer of use to him]] (though given that Lovelace had proven proved herself to be a mega-bitch herself, that probably bitch, this counts more as KickTheSonOfABitch.]]
a KickTheSonOfABitch)]].
* LargeHam[=/=]MilkingTheGiantCow: Comes with the territory of going into lengthy LargeHam: The Regent's loves [[MilkingTheGiantCow lengthy, esotheric speeches about God, the universe or the end of the world.
world]].
* LightningBruiser: One of the very few non-{{Ninja}} human characters in the franchise to not only match Ryu's speed, and whilst his slashing attacks aren't painful, it's his grabs that but power. The Regent's grappling manuveurs will absolutely destroy you.devastate players.
* OccultBlueEyes
* [[spoiler:
PapaWolf: Even Played with; [[spoiler:even if killing his daughter Canna will result in saving the rest of save the world, he won't let you hurt her.]] Later subverted [[spoiler: Theodore can't allow Ryu to destroy the Goddess when he reveals that he'd he's still the girl's father. Subverted as Theodore intentionally said that in order goaded Ryu into fighting him for one last time to get the opportunity chance to free Ryu him of the Grip of Murder and give Murder, giving him the a chance to stop Canna, rescue Canna without the curse holding him back, believing that Ryu can stop her do it without killing her.]] In the end, her]]. Turns out he was right.
* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: He The Regent takes pleasure in describing how horrifically brutal Ryu is to his enemies and others who get in the way of his missions. Being a stoic ninja, [[TheUnapologetic Ryu expresses no attempts to refute him and continues his ways]].
* RecurringBoss
RecurringBoss: Four times in a single play-through
* WakeUpCallBoss: He's While not as unforgiving as Murai since your due to Ryu's lifebar is being maxed-out from the beginning in ''3'', but ''Ninja Gaiden III'', he's clearly the first enemy of the game that will pose you who poses a challenge. In challenge due to unpredictability, high-damaging grappling techniques and doesn't leave himself open for long for attacks. At harder difficulties, he becomes ThatOneBoss.ThatOneBoss.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Knowing he's really a {{Brainwashed}} Theodore Higgins changes everything about the character]].



The main protagonist of this SpinOff game. He is killed by Ryu Hayabusa at the beginning and he is revived by Miss Monday. He's now a Cyborg Ninja working for Forge Industries as it uncovers the zombie infection that is spreading across Russia. Oh, and he wants Ryu Hayabusa. Really bad.

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The main protagonist Protagonist of this the SpinOff game. He ''VideoGame/YaibaNinjaGaidenZ'', Yaiba Kamikaze is killed by Ryu Hayabusa at the beginning and he is revived of the game, only to come BackFromTheDead, resurrected as a {{Cyborg}} by Miss Monday. He's now a Cyborg Ninja working Working for Forge Industries as it Industries, Yaiba uncovers the a zombie infection that is spreading across Russia. Oh, and At the same time, he wants desires to take {{Revenge}} [[ItsPersonal on Ryu Hayabusa. Really bad.for killing him]].



* AntiHero: In the trailers. In the full game, he's clearly a VillainProtagonist and admits as much.
* ArtificialLimbs: Has a robotic left arm.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Which is upgraded to DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist later on.]]
* BetaCouple: With Miss Monday.
* TheBrute: A texbook example.
* BloodKnight: He is only interested in killing something.
* BullyingADragon: Knowing full well who he is and what he can do, he calls out Ryu. Yaiba is then [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped by Ryu]]. [[spoiler:Twice.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: To Miss Monday.
* [[spoiler:DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: He dies two more times. He survives from a thousand-meter Izuna Drop by Ryu and Miss Monday revives him once more after he freed (and killed) himself from Del Gonzo's control. At the start of their fight, Ryu even lampshades it.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Ryu''': "Why won't you stay dead?"]]
* ElementalPowers: He has fire, lightning, and ''bile'' as both his strengths and weaknesses.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Monday gives him an upgrade ''mid-battle'' to [[spoiler:counterattack Ryu's True Inferno]]
* ExplosiveLeash: Has one in his heart to ensure that he is doing his job.
* {{Expy}}: To {{Deadpool}} (personality,though he's a lot darker), [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Raiden]] (cybernetics), and Ryu Hayabusa (revenge) himself.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Not intended to be, but he saves Ryu and Momiji from his ExplosiveLeash (by ripping it out along with heart) which was about to be activated by Del Gonzo.]]

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* AntiHero: In the trailers. In trailers; in the full game, he's clearly game proper, Yaiba's a VillainProtagonist and VillainProtagonist, who admits as much.
there's not a single shred of good in him.
* ArtificialLimbs: Has a robotic left arm.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Which is upgraded to DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist later on.]]
*
arm that's also a SwissArmyWeapon.
%%*
BetaCouple: With Miss Monday.
* %%* TheBrute: A texbook example.
* %%* BloodKnight: He is only interested in killing something.
* BullyingADragon: Knowing full well who he is and what he can do, he Yaiba calls out Ryu. Yaiba is then [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped by Ryu]]. [[spoiler:Twice.]]
*
to challenge Ryu at the beginning of the game. A CurbStompBattle ensues with Ryu as the victor. [[spoiler:Moreover, this happens twice throughout ''Yaiba'']].
%%*
DeadpanSnarker: To Miss Monday.
* [[spoiler:DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: He dies DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: [[spoiler:''Dies two more times. He times'' over the course of the game - he survives from a thousand-meter Izuna Drop by Ryu and Miss Monday revives him once more after he freed frees (and killed) kills) himself from Del Gonzo's control. At the start of their fight, Ryu even lampshades it.]]
{{Lampshades}} how he can return]].
--> [[spoiler:'''Ryu''': "Why '''Ryu''': "[[spoiler:Why won't you stay dead?"]]
dead]]?"
* ElementalPowers: He As a {{Cyborg}}, Yaiba has access to fire, lightning, and ''bile'' as both his strengths and weaknesses.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Miss Monday gives him an upgrade ''mid-battle'' to [[spoiler:counterattack [[spoiler:as a counter Ryu's True Inferno]]
Inferno ninpo]].
* ExplosiveLeash: Has one installed in his heart to ensure that he is he's doing his job.
* {{Expy}}: To A composite of {{Deadpool}} (personality,though (personality-based, though he's a lot darker), [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Raiden]] (cybernetics), and Ryu Hayabusa (revenge) himself.
(revenge)
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Not HeroicSacrifice: Played with; [[spoiler:Yaiba never intended to be, pull this, but he saves Ryu and Momiji from his ExplosiveLeash (by ripping it out along with his heart) which was about to be activated by Del Gonzo.]]Gonzo]].



* ItsPersonal: He just wants to kill Ryu.
* JerkAss: That is an understatement.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Ryu, of all people, believes that Yaiba still has goodness left in him.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Though Yaiba is more proud being this.
* LargeHam
* MeaningfulName: Kamikaze means "Divine Wind". The kanji 風 in his robotic left arm reads as "kaze", meaning "wind".
* NotSoDifferent: In Miss Monday's research of Ryu, she compares him to Yaiba about how similar they are. Both men were easily killed in an encounter, brought back to life, and have been on extracting revenge.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His very reason of joining Forge Industries, he wants to get his hands on Ryu.
* SirSwearsALot: Easily the most foul-mouthed character in the whole series.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Just another random mook that Ryu slaughtered.
* SwissArmyWeapon: His robotic left arm is one.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Del Gonzo takes advantage of his revenge against Ryu so he can stop him from thwarting his plans.]]
* VillainProtagonist: There's not even a shred of good in him.

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* ItsPersonal: He just wants to kill Ryu.
*
%%* JerkAss: That is an understatement.
** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Ryu, of all people, still believes that Yaiba still has some aspect of goodness left in him.]]
**
him]].
*
JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Though Yaiba is more proud of being this.
* LargeHam
a JerkAss.
* MeaningfulName: Kamikaze means "Divine Wind". The Wind"; the kanji "風" in his robotic left arm reads as "kaze", ''kaze'', meaning "wind".
* NotSoDifferent: In Miss Monday's research of Ryu, she compares him to Yaiba about how similar they are. Both are - both men were easily killed in an encounter, brought back to life, and have been on extracting exacting revenge.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His very The reason of joining he joins Forge Industries, Industries is so he wants to get his hands on Ryu.
can fight Ryu again.
* SirSwearsALot: Easily the most foul-mouthed character in the whole series.
''Ninja Gaiden'' franchise.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Just another random mook that {{Mook}} whom Ryu slaughtered.
* SwissArmyWeapon: His robotic left arm is one.
slaughters, believing they stand a chance against the most powerful {{Ninja}} in the world.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Del Gonzo takes advantage of his revenge against Ryu so he can stop him from thwarting his plans.]]
* VillainProtagonist: There's not even a shred of good in him.
plans]].



The HotScientist who brought Yaiba back to life via cybernetics. She serves as his MissionControl during his investigation of the zombie outbreak.

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The HotScientist who brought brings Yaiba back to life via cybernetics. She cybernetics, Miss Monday serves as his MissionControl during his investigation of the zombie outbreak.



* BetaCouple: With Yaiba.
* BiTheWay / DepravedBisexual: Implied. While she has an interest for Yaiba, in her research of Momiji, she takes a liking for her outfit and even pops a "lady boner".
* EvilGenius / MadScientist: It was she who reconstructed Yaiba and she was shown to possess extensive knowledge of technology and cybernetics. She's also quite wicked and depraved.
* HotScientist: Yaiba actually suspects she is just a hologram and that she can't even exist or is actually a very ugly old woman.[[spoiler: Nope. He's wrong]].
* ILoveTheDead: Despite repeatedly rebuffing Yaiba's come-ons, [[spoiler: she did already have sex with him once: [[{{Squick}} while she was in the process of rebuilding him]].]]
* MissionControl: Along with Del Gonzo.
* MsExposition: As MissionControl, that is a given.
* MsFanservice: She wears a skimpy outfit with an open shirt displaying an ample bust.
* TechnoBabble: In the first mission, she explains Yaiba about his cybernetic enhancements.

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* %%* BetaCouple: With Yaiba.
* BiTheWay / DepravedBisexual: Implied. While BiTheWay: Implied; while she has an a vested interest for Yaiba, in her research of Momiji, she takes a liking for her outfit and even pops claims she popped a "lady boner".
* EvilGenius / MadScientist: It was she who reconstructed EvilGenius: Reconstructed Yaiba and she was shown to possess extensive knowledge of technology and cybernetics. [[MadScientist She's also quite wicked and depraved.
depraved]].
* HotScientist: Yaiba actually suspects she is just Miss Monday's merely a hologram and that she can't who doesn't even exist or is actually a very ugly old woman.[[spoiler: Nope. He's wrong]].
woman, until he meets her.
* ILoveTheDead: Despite repeatedly rebuffing re-buffing Yaiba's come-ons, [[spoiler: she did flirtatious advances, [[spoiler:she already have had sex with him once: once [[{{Squick}} while she was in the process of rebuilding him]].]]
him]]]].
* MissionControl: Along with Del Gonzo.
* MsExposition: As MissionControl, that is a given.
Gonzo; doubles as MsExposition
* MsFanservice: She wears Wears a skimpy outfit with [[AbsoluteCleavage an open shirt displaying an ample bust.
bust]].
* TechnoBabble: In the first mission, she mission of the game, Miss Monday explains to Yaiba about his cybernetic enhancements.



The boss of Forge Industries which Miss Monday and subsequently Yaiba work for. [[spoiler:He is also the one responsible for the whole zombie outbreak.]]

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The boss head of Forge Industries which "Forge Industries" whom Miss Monday and subsequently the reluctant Yaiba work for. [[spoiler:He is also the one responsible for the whole zombie outbreak.]]for.



* [[spoiler:AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In the final mission.]]
* [[spoiler:DarkLordOnLifeSupport]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:To Cliff Higgins of ''Ninja Gaiden III''.]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss:]]
** [[spoiler:FinalExamBoss: By the time you fight him, you should know all the ElementalPowers combinations to damage him.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: He's responsible for the zombie outbreak in Russia and takes advantage of Yaiba's revenge against Ryu so he can get rid of the latter from foiling his plans.]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MissionControl: Along with Miss Monday. [[spoiler:After his VillainousBreakdown, he taunts Yaiba.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: According to Miss Monday, after Yaiba and Ryu foil his plans he has gone insane and has killed some people.]]
* WalkingSpoiler

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* [[spoiler:AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: [[spoiler:In the final mission.]]
mission]]
%%* DarkLordOnLifeSupport
* [[spoiler:DarkLordOnLifeSupport]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Del Gonzo is the one responsible for the whole zombie outbreak]].
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:To Cliff Clifford Higgins of ''Ninja Gaiden III''.]]
III'']]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss:]]
** [[spoiler:FinalExamBoss: By
FinalExamBoss: [[spoiler:By the time you players fight him, you they should know all the ElementalPowers combinations Yaiba has access to in order to damage him.]]
him]].
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: He's ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He's responsible for the zombie outbreak in Russia and takes advantage of Yaiba's revenge against Ryu so he can get rid of the latter from foiling his plans.]]
*
plans]].
%%*
ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MissionControl: Along with Alongside Miss Monday. [[spoiler:After his VillainousBreakdown, Monday; [[spoiler:post-VillainousBreakdown, he taunts Yaiba.]]
Yaiba]].
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: According VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:According to Miss Monday, after Yaiba and Ryu foil his plans he has gone insane plans, Del Gonzo goes mad and has killed kills some people.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
people]].
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