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Characters: Dead Fantasy

Team Final Fantasy

Yuna

The female lead of Final Fantasy X, and the lead protagonist of Final Fantasy X-2. She appears as the incarnation from the latter, until Episode 4, where she changes into the Final Fantasy X incarnation.

Check out the Final Fantasy X characters page for information about Yuna from the games.

Rikku

One of the party in Final Fantasy X and the Deuteragonist of Final Fantasy X-2. Appears as her latter incarnation, like Yuna.

Check out the Final Fantasy X characters page for information about Rikku from the games.

  • Action Girl
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In one scene, she uses her daggers on her feet.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a nice girl but, if anyone threatens her cousin, Yuna, look out.
  • Bodyguard Babe/I Will Protect Yunie: Rikku is Yuna's cousin, and was one of her guardians, during her pilgrimage in Final Fantasy X. She continues to act as her protector in Dead Fantasy, where she saves her cousin's life three times in the first episode alone.
  • Braids of Action: Several locks of her hair are braided with red and blue beads, though the majority of it is fashioned into a long, mussy looking ponytail.
  • Dance Battler: Her fighting style seems to be Capoeira, as a lot of her attacks are similar to breakdancing. Plus, the flips and handsprings she uses are also reminiscent of the style.
  • Determinator: She is extremely dedicated to protecting Yuna. In the first episode alone, she saves her three times.
  • Dual Wielding: Daggers.
  • Fragile Speedster: The fastest and most agile-seeming of the FF girls, but she gets wrecked by those hard-hitting heavy damage attacks.
  • Human Alien: Rikku may look human, but she's an Al-bhed.
  • Job System: She tries to change dress-spheres in part 2, but Tifa inadvertently punches Hitomi into her, which interrupts the transformation.
    • In a somewhat meta-example, Monty has set up a competition to design a dress-sphere for Rikku. We have yet to see the results in practice, however.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: She invokes this, during her introduction. After disarming Ayane, by swiping her Fuuma spearnote , Rikku tosses it back to her to make things fair.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: While cool, she is somewhat out of focus compared to Tifa and Rinoa.
  • The Rival: Ayane is her designated rival for the series.
  • Stripperiffic: She provides the page image for the Dangerously Short Skirt trope for a reason.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

Tifa

The female lead of Final Fantasy VII. Appears in her later re-design, first appeared in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Check out the Final Fantasy VII characters page for information about Tifa from the games.

  • Action Girl
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: For the most part, though she supplements her martial arts with Materia.
  • Barrier Warrior: She uses this to save the team when they are falling into lava.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted in Episode 5.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of Episode 1.
  • Brought Down to Normal: By the end of part 3, after Hitomi quite literally beats the Materia out of her.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Averted. While Tifa's still strong enough to suplex opponents through solid rock, she isn't nearly as strong as she's typically shown to be in her own series.
  • Cute Bruiser:
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She ends up on the receiving end of one, from Hitomi, in part 3.
  • Drunken Boxing: She briefly switches to this style in part 2, while they're fighting on the lava flow. She cracks open a bottle of X-Potion by smashing it against Hitomi's head, and dodges Kasumi's tanto, which slices open the bottle of ether. Then proceeds to beat both of them senseless, along with Ayane, while downing both drinks in a scene straight out of The Drunken Master.
  • Dynamic Entry: Invoked at the end of the first episode, when she enters the screen by near simultaneously kicking Kasumi, Ayane, and Hitomi just as they were about to finish off Yuna and Rikku.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: She attempts to blind Hitomi in their Episode 3 fight. Hitomi bounces back and wins the match.
  • Implacable Woman: In part 5.
  • Kick Chick: Seen throughout most of her fights, especially part 2, where she pulls Ayane aside and kicks her 14 times in a single combo (at 1:27-1:36)! Also seen during her fight with Hitomi in part 3.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Which is odd, considering she's never shown using magic in Final Fantasy's canon.
  • Lady of War: A rare instance of overlapping with a Bare-Fisted Monk; particularly in part 5, where she weaponizes a carjack with the fluidity and grace of a bo staff.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's easily the next strongest overall member of Final Fantasy's team, after Rinoa Cloud and Namine.
  • Made of Iron: In Episode 5, she takes a bucketload of nasty injuries but keeps going. Justified by one bit of Fridge Brilliance: she had lost her materia in the previous fight with Hitomi, making her tougher.
  • Magic Knight: Handy with magic and combat, [until Hitomi literally beats the materia out of her, depriving her of her magical powers.
  • Oh, Crap: Seen near the beginning of part 5, when she finds herself alone and surrounded by Hayate's ninja squad, which forces her to try to escape... but doesn't get far.
  • One-Woman Army: At one point, she takes on the entirety of Team DOA while Yuna and Rikku are recovering from injuries. To say nothing of Episode 5, where she slaughters an entire army of poor ninja mooks alone, and while they eventually take her down, she kills a lot of them.
  • This is Something I Must Do Alone: During the flashback sequence in part 4, between her and Cloud. She refuses his help by backing away from him and solemnly shakes her head, then asks him to trust her.
  • Worthy Opponent: One interpretation of her relationship with Hitomi.

Rinoa

The female lead of Final Fantasy VIII. She appears to have been given a re-design by Montyoum himself, sporting a new fighting style, new weapons and new powers.

Check out the Final Fantasy VIII characters page for information about Rinoa from the games.

Kairi/ Namine

The female lead of Kingdom Hearts.

Check out the Kingdom Hearts characters page for more information.

Cloud Strife

The lead protagonist from Final Fantasy VII.

Check out the Final Fantasy VII characters page for more information.

  • Badass: One of the most enduring and iconic ones in gaming history, especially considering he's defeated Sephiroth twice in single combat - One-Winged Angel form and all!
    • Badass Abnormal: Cloud's body is infused with Mako energy and Jenova Cells as a result of Hojo's experiments. As such, he's unbelievably fast, has heightened reflexs and accelerated healing ability, and super strength.
    • Badass Biker: Thanks to Fenrir.
  • Battle Couple: Averted in Dead Fantasy, since he doesn't get the chance to fight alongside Tifa. Instead, he's been trying to find her.
  • BFS: Just as in Advent Children, he uses the First Tsurugi, rather than the Buster Sword,
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the climax of part 4, when he arrives just as Yuna was about to be slaughtered by an army of Kasumi X clones.
  • Big "NO!": Though there's no voice acting, it's visibly and quite clearly implied by his outstretched hand as he runs toward the edge of the cliff to try to stop Tifa from backing off of it, during the flashback sequence in part 5.
  • Dynamic Entry: Invoked at the climax of part 4, where Cloud leaps from Fenrir and mows down a wave of Kasumi X clones with his Blade Beam Limit Break. During live screenings of the event, the moment he appeared, the crowd went wild (at 3:50-4:05).
  • One-Man Army: While it's true that he never made it into SOLDIER, it doesn't stop him from fighting like one. Cloud's fighting ability is on par, if not greater, than a SOLDIER 1st Class.
  • Super Soldier: Well, duh! It's practically the name of their unit.
  • Walking Spoiler

Team Dead or Alive

Kasumi

The main protagonist of the Dead or Alive games.

Check out the Dead or Alive characters page for more information.

  • Action Girl
  • Badass: In Dead or Alive's canon, she regularly fends off assassination attempts from her former clan on an almost daily basis and eventually killed Alpha-152. In Dead Fantasy, she manages to kill dozens of Kasumi X clones on her own, whereas all of Yuna's Aeons combined failed to kill even one!
  • Beam Spam: Her other primary tactic along with teleport spamming.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Her motif. They appear when she teleports.
  • Cool Sword
  • Enemy Mine: Her fighting alongside Ayane is an indication of this.
  • Flash Step: All over the place,when she isn't teleporting.
  • Fragile Speedster: Her teleporting means she can cover incredible distances in a short time, but she can't take many hits.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: This is hardly any surprise, given she's wearing is skimpy blue and white outfit, and teleports all over the places amidst bright flashes of light and sakura petals. If she and her family are anything to go by, it would seem that the Muugen-Tenshin Clan doesn't bother with subtlety, much less, stealth.
  • Ki Attacks:
  • One-Woman Army: Seen twice, in parts 2 and 5 respectively.
    • In part 2, she manages to hold off Yuna, Rikku, and Tifa single-handedly, to buy Ayane the time she needed to build ki for her "Raging Mountain God" ninja art.
    • At the end of part 5, it's revealed she fought and killed the majority of the Kasumi X clones on her own; something which even Yuna's Aeons hadn't been able to accomplish.
  • The Rival: Yuna is her designated opponent in Dead Fantasy.
  • Taking the Bullet: In one scene, she takes a full-on punch from Tifa to prevent her from interrupting Ayane's spell.
  • Teleport Spam: Her favorite tactic, which she uses liberally during most of her fights, 'til Yuna gets sick of it and unleashes Bullet Hell on her with both guns.
  • Zerg Rush: With clones of herself in a fight with Yuna in Episode 4. They bring down Yuna's Aeons and Cloud has to step in and save the day.

Ayane

One of the player characters from Dead or Alive.

  • Action Girl
  • Awesome Yet Practical: You'd think a double-bladed sword would be a difficult and impractical weapon for serious combat, right? Wrong.
  • Cool Sword: Her dual-bladed Fuuma Spear, which once belonged to her adoptive father figure, Genra, whom she was forced to kill at the end of the third DOATECH tournament. Making it a Tragic Keepsake.
  • Emotionless Girl: Which makes her the polar opposite of Rikku.
  • Enemy Mine: See the Teeth-Clenched Teamwork entry further down.
  • Fantastic Nuke: Her "Raging Mountain God" ninja art (seen in part 2), which was powerful enough to destroy the upper portion of the tower they were fighting on!
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: Much like her half-sister, Kasumi, though not nearly as flashy.
  • Magic Knight: Using Art of the Raging Mountain God to blow up the tower they were fighting on was one of the most impressive things we've seen in the series so far. She also uses a lightning based ninpo to counter one of Tifa's spells, during the freefall battle sequence.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Covered in the Fantastic Nuke entry above.
  • The Rival: To Rikku.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Kasumi, as seen near the beginning of part 2. When Kasumi places her hand on Ayane's shoulder, apparently suggesting she use her "Raging Mountain God" ninpo, Ayane curtly brushes her hand aside as if to say, 'don't tell me what to do' (though she agrees to it anyway).
    • This makes their partnership a stark contrast to Yuna and Rikku's, who get along with each other and often use coordinated teamwork to cover and support each other. While Ayane seemingly only helps Kasumi because she sees the cousin duo as their mutual enemy. Thus, putting her animosity toward Kasumi on hold.

Hitomi

One of the player characters from Dead or Alive.

Check out the Dead or Alive characters page for more information.

  • Action Girl
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She delivers one to Hayate for mercilessly sending his ninja after Tifa and almost killing her after she'd already been weakened.
  • Badass: Too right she is.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Her fists and legs are the only weapons she needs.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: See the Instant Expert entry below.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Taken to Ryoga Hibiki level extremes. Hitomi can effortlessly smash stone columns and, as seen near the end of part 1, stomp the ground hard enough to send entire sections of it flying, then punch hard enough that the pieces carried two of her opponents out of the tower they were fighting in!
    • This is one of several instances of Monty taking liberties with the characters. As in Dead or Alive's canon she isn't said to possess that level of physical strength, nor is she ever shown doing anything even remotely like any of what she does in Dead Fantasy.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She's not above hurling giant rocks at people.
  • Curbstomp Battle: She delivers a brutal one to Tifa, noted in the Handicapped Badass entry above.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Let's just say she wasn't happy with Hayate for what he did to Tifa. See the What the Hell, Hero? entry further down.
  • Instant Expert: Never seen Materia before? No problem. Apparently, all she needs is to touch it to figure out what each one does and how to use it.
  • Made of Iron: During the freefall battle sequence, Tifa suplexed her through solid rock, then followed up with Demi. Hitomi quickly recovers and resumes fighting, seemingly without injury.
  • The Rival. To Tifa. Of all the rivalries in Dead Fantasy, theirs is the fiercest and the one that's been given the most focus.
  • Super Strength: Covered under Charles Atlas Superpower.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Hitomi wasn't happy with Hayate interfering in her match with Tifa to begin with, since he denied her the chance to finish the fight. But clearly felt that sending an entire squad of ninja after an opponent who was weakened, then damn near killing them was going too far. Hitomi belts him.
  • Worthy Opponent: One interpretation of her rivalry with Tifa.

Rachel

The female lead from Ninja Gaiden.

Check out the Ninja Gaiden characters page for more information.

Hayate

One of the playable characters in Dead or Alive. He appears in Episode 5, and doesn't seem to do much fighting.

Check out the Dead or Alive character page for more information.

  • Badass: He downs Tifa in a single strike. Granted, she was greatly weakened, but it speaks volumes about his speed.
  • Bad Boss: He doesn't seem to mind sending hordes of ninja mooks against Tifa and doesn't seem to care how many of them die to bring her down.
  • Bishōnen
  • The Dragon: From the looks of things, he appears to be taking orders from Helena Douglas.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: It'd be pretty hard not to spot someone in a bright white outfit, no matter how fast they are.
  • Flash Step: The guy's a ninja, what'd you expect?
  • Lightning Bruiser: Seen in part 5... if you're quick enough to spot it, that is. Hayate delivers a punch so fast it literally amounts to "blink, and you'll miss it".
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: By using his squad, rather than fight Tifa, himself.
  • Redshirt Army: His ninja mooks. They die in droves, but cause enough damage to weaken Tifa and allow Hayate to deal the finishing blow.
  • Smug Snake: As far as the crowd was concerned, during live screenings of the event. It didn't help that he came across as villainous to begin with for sending a squad of ninja after Tifa, after she'd been weakened.
  • Victory By Endurance: Used against Tifa, by waiting 'til she's weakened before sending his squad after her then letting her expend what little she had left fighting them off and was bound in chains. Then he casually walks up to her and finishes her off.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • We Have Reserves: He sends a veritable army of ninja mooks against Tifa, and doesn't seem to mind fatalities.

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