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.
Bottomless Magazines: She never has to reload, regardless of all the ammo she expends. Possibly justified by the fact she's using a pair of Magi Tech pistols, which would explain why we never see any shell casings.
Dual Wielding: Fights with two pistols, same as her Final Fantasy X-2 incarnation.
Long-Range Fighter: While she's capable of fighting in close quartes, she can't take much physical abuse and tires quickly. She's at her best when fighting from a distance, and when she's using her summons.
Weak, but Skilled: She appears to be the physically weakest of the FF girls, but she can still handle herself through sheer skill. One example is when she uses Awesomeness by Analysis to locate where Kasumi will teleport and shooting here, catching her.
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.
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 which was done to save Yuna, Rikku tosses it back to her to make things fair.
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.
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.
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 ninjamooks 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.
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.
And when she transforms into Namine she's god-moded.
Transformation Is a Free Action: Invoked in part 6, where she transforms into Namine in plain sight of Ryu Hayabusa and his apprentice, Momiji. What makes this especially jarring is, Momiji tries to prevent it, but Ryu wouldn't allow her to. You'd think he, of all people, would know better than to watch an enemy power up right in front of him without trying to stop them!
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.
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.
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!
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 doesn't hit really hard or take many hits either.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.