A new character, making his introduction in Dead or Alive 5. Little is known about him so far, other than that he is a Taekwondo fighter from Canada. He lacks recollection of his past, though Christie seems to know him for some reason. Bass is one of his coworkers out on an oil derrick. In reality, Rig is the son of Victor Donovan and together they have apparently plotted the entire events of 5.
Pet the Dog: Went out of his way to save his fellow oil rig workers, Bass included, when the oil rig was blown to bits. Considering Rig already had his memories as Donovan's son and was just playing amnesiac, this act was pretty much this trope.
The second new character introduced in Dead or Alive 5. A waitress at a diner with an affinity for fighting, Mila is a mixed martial arts practitioner. She's a big fan of Bass Armstrong and also recognizes Tina, who offers to spar with her when the two cross paths. She joins the fifth Dead or Alive Tournament hoping to face Bass in combat.Unfortunately, she doesn't get the chance, since she loses to Hitomi in the quarter-finals. Not that that discourages her to keep trying in the future, though.
Brown Eyes: Apart from her Squee moments and despite being quite enthusiastic, she's actually more level-headed than most of the other female characters... More on the physical side, she's curiously the first Caucasian (or European Hispanic) female character in the series that has them.
Meaningful Name: Suitably for a martial artist, "Mila" is a diminutive of the Spanish female name "Milagros", which means "miracles".
Mixed Martial Arts: Her stock in trade: rather than go crazy with the types of moves and holds that could have and had been used in competition (triangle headlocks, rear mounted sleepers, ect) Mila favors quick, powerful strikes and rather accurate throws and takedowns, with more exotic arm bars and leg locks reserved for counter moves, and a proper, though slow, take down to ground & pound and transition body slam.
She-Fu: Completely averted, unlike much of the rest of the female cast. Her moveset is very obviously tailored around MMA and uses fairly correct implementation, Acceptable Breaks from Reality notwithstanding
Squee: Mila finds herself reduced to being starstruck when Tina Armstrong walks into the diner where she works.note Though this is more due to Tina being the daughter of Bass, which even Mila makes clear. After gushing for awhile the two ladies agree to do a little sparring.
Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Though strangely, she doesn't have a Spanish accent in the English dub (her voice actress plays her with an American accent), even though fellow Europeans Christie and Helena are voiced according to the their nationalities (English and French).
Spirited Competitor: She would make a great addition to the UFC, enjoying fighting, the competition, the training and demonstrates respect towards her opponent.
Stripperiffic: Mostly AVERTED. With the exception of the DLC bikinis, Mila is the most modestly dressed female character in the entire series so far (at least by its standards). Her most revealing costume is a sport bra that doesn't go much further than Bare Your Midriff, and even then it makes sense that she wears it being an MMA practitioner.
Tomboy: Her look — especially her alternate costume, which is jeans, t-shirt and a plaid shirt.
She is one of the many clones of Kasumi. Created by Victor Donovan and the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee, She was a creation of Project Alpha, an experiment with the aim of creating the perfect fighter and human weapon. She is a perfect Alpha clone that acts perfectly like the original. Working with Helena to stop Alpha-152.
Momiji as she appears in "Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate".
It is an honor.
A Canon Immigrant from the Ninja Gaiden series. She was also the first character confirmed for the Updated Re-releaseDead or Alive 5: Ultimate, being this her debut in the series.Momiji is the last shrine maiden of the Hayabusa village. She got into this role after her older sister, Kureha, got killed during the events of the first XboxNinja Gaiden game. However, she was trained as a kunoichi by Ryu himself, and although she had a rough start, she quickly became much stronger and now is a full-fledged Kunoichi whose abilities never cease to impress her mentor.
Last of Her Kind: After Kureha's death, Momiji is the only person worthy of guarding the Eye of The Dragon, the treasure of the Hayabusa village.
Lightning Bruiser: Just like the other 4 ninja characters. Momiji is perhaps the slower of the bunch (albeit still fast enough to qualify), but her agility makes up for it thanks to her Double Jump.
Miko: Replaced Kureha at being the guardian of the Eye of The Dragon, now Momiji is a Ninja and a Miko.
My Greatest Failure: Momiji blames herself for Kureha's death to some extent, she was taking her Ninja training in another village at the time while Doku wrecked the Hayabusa Village and killed her sister.
Rachel as she appears in "Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate".
Come and fight.
The second Canon Immigrant from Ninja Gaiden debuting in Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate.A fiend hunter from the Holy Vigoor Empire, Rachel helped Ryu Hayabusa during the events of the first XboxNinja Gaiden game. She was somewhat a tragic heroine, since she and her twin sister Alma were afflicted with a blood curse that turns humans into fiends. Rachel still maintained her human form and became a fiend hunter.
Power Creep, Power Seep: She's not as powerful as Ryu in Ninja Gaiden, but she can still fight and defeat Greater Fiends (assuming the player is skilled enough) during team play, and is explicitly said to have superhuman strength. Given that, she really shouldn't have any trouble drop-kicking people like Jann Lee and Helena into the next time zone in DOA.
Granted, this is a universe where a regular human (Jann Lee) can punch out a T-rex so maybe not as much as it looks.
Stripperiffic: Rachel's choice of clothes for fiend hunting are unique to say the least.
Ass Kicks You: She has a move where she throws herself rear-first into her opponent.
Badass Adorable: She has some animations where she acts clumsy and uncoordinatednote Bear in mind this is in violation of Systema philosophy, as one of the tenets of the style is flow of motion and coordinated attacking., her win poses just scream Kawaiiko, and she has a weird move where she can turn her back to the opponent and blissfully stroll away in the middle of a fight. However, she also possesses some deft takedowns and can also leap onto her opponent and punch them square in the face.
CryCute, but Cacophonic: Her losing pose has her throwing a tantrum and crying. This would be adorable normally but the actual crying, at least with the Japanese voice, is almost nails-on-chalkboard levels of grating.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: She's highly aware of her adorable Token Mini-Moe appearance, and often uses this to her advantage by fooling her opponents. Case in point, one of her defeat poses involves her sitting down crying, then looking into the camera smiling, and resume her fake crying.
Elegant GothicMeido: She's one or the other (her clothes are gothic lolita-style but her profession is "maid" so it could just be her work outfit; either way, very European).
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: "Systema" is a martial art practiced by the Russian Spetsnaz. A girl her size using it is rather impressive (she is the shortest cast member of DoA5, standing only 4'10"). Also in the Famitsu article that debuted her she can be seen applying a sleeper hold to resident pro wrestler Bass Armstrong.
Take That: Nintendo's Swedish distributor Bergsala chose not to release Dead or Alive Dimensions in Sweden due to fears that the game might have been technically classified as child pornography by Swedish law (due to a then-recent child pornography scandal). So Team Ninja went on to introduce an underage-looking Swedish girl in the series. Coincidence?
Phase-4 as she appears in "Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Arcade Edition"
Why must I fight? Is it my sole reason to live?
Another new character being added to the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate. She is a new Kasumi clone from the M.I.S.T. organization, presumably to replace the rogue Alpha-152 (and also presumably more advanced, hence her name "Phase-4").
Difficult but Awesome: Her gameplay is based around canceling her attacks into teleports for powerful combos. However, said teleport cancels require extremely precise timing in order to be performed during certain moves.
In the Hood: Wears a shroud that makes her seem very similar in appearance to Jill Valentine from the beginning of Resident Evil 5. It can be pulled down as an alternate version of her attire.
Reluctant Warrior: She doesn't like to fight or hurt people, but has no choice in the manner.
Teleport Spam: A majority of her moves will end with her teleporting with reckless abandon.
You Are Number Six: The name "Phase-4" implies she is the most recent attempt at cloning Kasumi.
Nyotengu as she appears in "Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Arcade Edition"
My deception...rules all...of creation!
Yet another new character being added to the Arcade Edition of Ultimate. She is, as her name suggests, a female Tengu from the same dimension as the original one from Dead or Alive 2. She even uses the same fighting style as him: Tengu-do.
The second Virtua Fighter character revealed for Dead or Alive 5. The sister of Indycar driver Jacky Bryant, she is the victim of Judgement 6's advances and is often preyed upon as a potential subject for their twisted "Dural" project.
Mistaken Identity: Coming from behind, Zack thinks he's talking to Tina when he encounters Sarah working out on a heavy bag during her debut trailer. Cue Tina herself showing up and applying a sleeper hold while Sarah looks on amused.
Translation Convention: Averted. She is the only western character in the game who only speaks in English and not Japanese like everybody else, even in the Japanese version. This is actually rather jarring as her quotes come from old versions of the VF fight quotes, meaning they're a significantly different audio style from everyone else.
The third and final Virtua Fighter character revealed for Dead or Alive 5. An actress from Hong Kong, she has a rift with her father, Lau, over the death of her mother. She entered the World Fighting Tournament in order to face him in battle.
The fourth Virtua Fighter character to join the Dead or Alive cast, added in the Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate update. An Indy car driver and Jeet Kune Do practitioner, his reason for entering the World Fighting Tournament is often concerned with getting revenge for J6's misdeeds against him and his sister (J6 sabotaged his race vehicle, resulting in a very serious injury requiring over a year of rehab).