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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.
- Action Girl:
- Badass Adorable:
- 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 Magitek 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.
- Dodge This!: Seen during the freefall sequence in part 2, where she finally gets fed up with Kasumi's teleport spamming and unloads both barrels at once, in a highspeed hail of gunfire!
- Gondor Calls for Aid: Invoked in part 4, where she finds herself alone versus an army of Kasumi X clones. Which prompts Yuna to switch to her Summoner Dressphere and summons a group of her Aeons. Subverted, since it doesn't end well for them.
- The Gunslinger: Yuna's default job class and primary role in both Final Fantasy X-2 and Dead Fantasy.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Due to her mixed parentage, she's half human/half Al-bhed.
- Heterochromia: A result of her mixed heritage. Her right eye is blue, while the left is green, though missing the spiral-like pupil since she's only half Al-bhed.
- I Will Protect Her: Yuna and her cousin, Rikku, are very close and always cover each other when possible. In part 2, Yuna defends Rikku several times against Kasumi and Ayane.
- Job System: She uses her Gunner Dressphere for the majority of the series, but switches to her Summoner Dressphere in part 4.
- More Dakka: Often. Most obvious example being the falling battle of Episode 2, where she saturates the entire area with lead to hit Kasumi.
- Pimped-Out Dress
- Plucky Girl: No matter how dire the situation seems, she refuses to let it get her down for long and continues to give it her all.
- Power-Strain Blackout: Invoked in part 4, where she collapses in exhaustion after all her Aeons are slaughtered by an army of Kasumi X clones, who were moments away from massacring her. Then Cloud showed up.
- The Rival: To Kasumi.
- Simple Staff
- Sleep Cute: On Cloud's motorbike at the end of Episode 4.
- Summon Magic: Her Aeons, used in Episode 4.
- Squishy Wizard: In her Final Fantasy X incarnation in Episode 4.
- 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 there, catching her.
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: Rikku was chosen to be Yuna's guardian for a reason, despite being two years younger than her.
- 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 Babes: 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: With the same pair of daggers she wields in FF X-2.
- Fragile Speedster: The fastest and most agile-seeming of the FF girls, but she gets wrecked by those hard-hitting heavy damage attacks.
- Genki Girl: She's one of the perkiest, most upbeat characters you'll ever meet.
- 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
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: One of the most well known examples among SquareEnix's cast of characters.
- 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: Downplayed. 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.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: In the two Three Minutes of Writhing musical videos so far, she wears a version of her Crisis Core cowgirl outfit whose skirt has apparently been shortened to microskirt level, frequently giving tantalizing glimpses of her underwear throughout her dancing.
- 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.
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.
- Action Girl
- Big Damn Heroes: She appears in Episode 2 to save the girls from a terrible fate, by freezing an entire lake of lava with her magic.
- Cool Sword: Her gunblade, Vanishing Star.
- BFS: Not a traditionally sized BFS, but still rather large.
- Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Her iconic finger wag to the girls on her entrance. She wouldn't be Rinoa without it.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to Team DOA in Episode 2. They only manage to land a single blow on her throughout her entire appearance.
- Dance Battler: Rinoa incorporates genuine ballet moves into her fighting.
- Deadly Disc: Her "blaster edge", Silenced Tear. It appears to be some kind of shield-boomerang with a cutting edge.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Feather Motif
- Lady of War
- Lightning Bruiser: It's almost unfair for someone to hit that hard, shrug off attacks with ease, fly so fast, and use reality-warping magic.
- Magic Knight
- Power Gives You Wings
- Took a Level in Badass: A lot of viewers were genuinely shocked by how powerful she is in this series, especially considering her reputation from the game.
- Winged Humanoid: Like her Limit Break in the game, she gains a set of white angel wings to signify her power-up. However, these wings appear to be physical, permanent, and bestow her with flight.
The female lead of Kingdom Hearts.Check out the Kingdom Hearts characters page for more information.
- Action Girl
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Princess: She is a Princess of Heart. Don't forget that.
- Dangerously Short Skirt
- Dual Wielding: With a pair of Keyblades: Oath Keeper and Oblivion.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: One of her attacks has her spin into the ground.
- Expy: In the preview footage of part 6, she transforms into Namine and sprouts a curtain of floating Keyblades behind her, like Nu-13. And she uses them the exact same way to fight Momiji.
- Little Miss Badass:
- One-Winged Angel: See the Super Mode entry below and all the related entries that come with it.
- Pimped-Out Dress: She gets one when she changes into Namine.
- Super Mode: Her transformation into Namine.
- Beam Spam: She fires a volley a laser blasts from her Keyblades.
- BFG: At one point, during the fight, two of her Keyblades briefly become a laser cannons. The first appears over her shoulder, but she holds the second one in her hands.
- Dance Battler: Check the dance moves when she surrounds Momiji with her Keyblades, then shakes her groove thing while she's attacking her with them in an omin-directional barrage.
- Flash Step: Seen several times during the fight.
- Power Gives You Wings: As if she weren't overpowered enough, she can even fly.
- Storm of Blades: In similar fashion to Nu-13. She can attack with them individually, in waves, or all at once.
- Super Power Lottery: Just look at all the powers she gains with her transformation, 'nuff said.
- Summon Magic: Near the end of the fight, she tosses a special red and black Keyblade into the air. When it hits the ground, it summons Vincent Valentine.
- Took a Level in Badass: She has virtually no combat experience in Kingdom Hearts II, but in Dead Fantasy, she may as well be Sora - right down to having his Drive Forms.
- 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!
- Unexpected Character: To those who thought it would just be for Final Fantasy vs Dead or Alive.
Cloud StrifeThe lead protagonist from Final Fantasy VII.Check out the Final Fantasy VII characters page for more information.
- 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: It's practically the name of their unit.
- Walking Spoiler
Team Dead or Alive
The main protagonist of the Dead or Alive games.Check out the Dead or Alive characters page for more information.
- Action Girl
- 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.
One of the player characters from Dead or Alive.
- Action Girl
- Awesome, but Impractical: 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.
One of the player characters from Dead or Alive.Check out the Dead or Alive characters page for more information.
- Action Girl
- Adaptational Badass: She is capable of easily smashing stone columns and throwing people large distances, can keep up with a hasted Tifa in hand-to-hand combat, and later beats down Tifa easily after being blinded, and steals and uses her Materia.
- 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 Normal: She's the only girl without any sort of supernatural ability, relying entirely on her strength and skill to overcome her opponents. Fortunately, she has both in good measure. Until...
- Handicapped Badass: Seen during her fight with Tifa, in part 3, where she gets hit with a blind spell. Guess what happens next: she curbstomps Tifa, by literally beating the Materia out of her. Reducing her opponent to a human gumball machine.
- 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.
- Boring, but Practical: For a given amount of "boring"; While everyone else is busting out magic and ninjitsu tomfoolery, what is Hitomi's ace in the hole? She knows two fighting styles.
- 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!
- 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.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: After Tifa hits her with a Blind spell, Hitomi switches from Karate to Wing Chun, a faster, more in-close fighting style that, in Hitomi's case, doesn't require sight to be effective.
- 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.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Once she gains access to Tifa's Materia, she immediately knows how to use each one.
- 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.
The female lead from Ninja Gaiden.Check out the Ninja Gaiden characters page for more information.
- Action Girl
- An Axe to Grind: Wields a huge axe. Which is incorrect, as she actually wields a hammer in the games. It just looks like an axe.
- The Big Guy: To Team DOA.
- The Dreaded: She's scary as hell to watch. She's easily the most powerful female character in Team DOA, and is seemingly the only character capable of challenging Rinoa head-on.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first thing is does is cut through a huge tower with one swing.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Variable-Length Chain: Uses it to get around.
HayateOne 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.
- Adaptational Villainy: Ya think? See the Bad Boss, Dirty Coward, and Smug Snake entries.
- Bad Boss: He sends an army of ninja against Tifa and doesn't seem to care how many of them die to bring her down.
- Dirty Coward: For taking advantage of Tifa while she was weakened and avoiding her whenever she tried tried attacking him. Instead, he waits 'til she's exhausted and bound in chains. Then casually strolls up to her and finishes her off.
- The Dragon: Judging from the conclusion of part 5, he appears to be taking orders from Helena Douglas.
- Just Following Orders: Possibly his justification for having his squad assualt Tifa.
- 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: Noted in the Dirty Coward entry.
- Walking Spoiler
- We Have Reserves: Hayate sends a veritable army of ninja against Tifa, and doesn't seem to mind how many of them die.
- Diving Save: In order to save Momiji from Namine's special red and black Keyblade, just as it would have hit her.
- Dynamic Entry: Invoked by wiping out the remaining Kasumi X clones, which Kasumi hadn't gotten to yet, just before she collapses in exhaustion.
- Highly Visible Ninja: One of the worst offenders of them all. This guy is the antithesis of subtlety, espionage, or anything having to do with stealth... and his fans love him for it.
- Leave Him to Me: When Namine summons Vincent Valentine, Ryu steps forward and draws his sword to face him.
- Student and Master Team: With Momiji
- Walking Spoiler