Characters / Dead Fantasy

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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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rikku was chosen to be Yuna's guardian for a reason, despite being two years younger than her.
  • 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.

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.

The female lead of Kingdom Hearts.

Check out the Kingdom Hearts characters page for more information.

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Cloud Strife

The lead protagonist from Final Fantasy VII.

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  • 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.
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Team Dead or Alive

The main protagonist of the Dead or Alive games.

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  • 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: Her ample use of energy blasts (which her clones share) make her the "long range" fighter for her team, and put her directly at odds with the gunslinging Yuna.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!
    • 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.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: After Tifa hits her with a Blind spell, Hitomi switches from Karate to Wing Chun; a faster and 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.
  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • We Have Reserves: Hayate sends a veritable army of ninja against Tifa, and doesn't seem to mind how many of them die.

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