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Dead or Alive
What Could Have Been: Team Ninja originally asked Bungie for permission to use the Master Chief, which proved impossible due to storyline restrictions. But the staff at Bungie were intrigued with the idea and wanted to try something similar. As a result, Bungie developed the concept of a Spartan not entirely connected to the Halo storyline who could conveniently and somewhat plausibly be fit into the Dead or Alive universe. This concept evolved into the character of Nicole.
Hey, It's That Voice! / The Other Darrin:
The English cast for 5 is filled with this as well.
Kasumi went from Kari Wahlgren to Lauren Landa, best known for Litchi Faye-Ling and Yan Leixia. She is also the voice of Alpha-152..
Hayabusa is reprised by Troy Baker from his role in Dimensions and .
Ninja Gaiden 3 Brad Wong is reprised by Grant George from Dimensions. His role as Victor Donovan however has been Darrin'd by Michael McConnohie.
Eliot went from Rolland Lopez to David Vincent. Funny considering Eliot looks like a non- Jerkass Jin Kisaragi.
Mila in Japan is played by Ryoko Shiraishi, who you may know as Asuka Kazama. Her English voice actress is currently unknown.
Tina is reprised by Kate Higgins.
Helena is reprised by Karen Strassman, after she had been Darrin'd previously by Julianne Buescher in Dimensions.
Lisa / La Mariposa got Darrin'd from Masasa Moyo to Wendee Lee, Ayane's original voice in Dimensions.
Kokoro is went from Kathryn Feller to Heather Hogan-Watson, best known as Viola, Amy Sorel, and Colette Brunel.
Gen Fu was Darrin'd from Paul Nakauchi to Kirk Thornton.
Bayman was Darrin'd from Zach Hanks to Matthew Mercer.
Christie went from April Stewart to Laura Bailey.
Rig is played by Liam O'Brien in English and Hiroki Tochi in Japanese.
Bass went from Joe J. Thomas to Patrick Seitz.
Jann Lee is voiced by newcomer Kaiji Tang, the voice of Kenshiro in Hokuto Musou. You can tell it's him by the Funny Bruce Lee Noises he makes.
Lei Fang went from Zinnia Su to Cassandra Lee.
Zack went from Khary Payton to Keith Silverstein.
Eden Riegel reprises Hitomi. You may know her as filler character Rurichiyo Kasumioji.
Bleach Ayane went from Wendee Lee in Dimensions to Brittney Harvey, who plays Sakura in
Street Fighter IV Yuri Lowenthal reprises his role as Hayate from Dimensions.
Sakura Tange does not reprise her role as Alpha-152, that role is now played by Houko Kuwashima. This makes her the only Japanese voice actor that does not reprise their role from Dimensions.
All the characters use their original quotes from Virtua Fighter Final Showdown, as part of an agreement between Tecmo and Sega.
Akira is Shinichiro Miki.
Pai is Minami Takayama.
Sarah is Lisle Wilkerson.
Jacky is Eric Kelso.
Erin Fitzgerald stood in for Tara Strong in voicing Rachel as she made her transition from to Ninja Gaiden
Dead or Alive Relationship Voice Actor: Many of the English cast in 5 have worked together in previous works.
Bass , Elliot note , Kasumi note , Christie note , Tina note , Gen-Fu note , and Jann Lee note are note Ragna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, Litchi Faye-Ling, Platinum the Trinity, Torakaka /Imperator Librarius , Jubei, and some extra scientists
Hayabusa (or at times Bayman note note ), Hayate note , Rachel note , Helena note , Rig note , Christie note , Lisa note , and Bass note are note Kanji Tatsumi, Yosuke Hanamura, Chie Satonaka, Aigis and Nanako Dojima, Akihiko Sanada, Rise Kujikawa, Fuuka Yamagishi, and the Announcer/Malevolent Entity. If we would stretch, we also have Gen-Fu , Lei-Fang note and Brad note being note Kinshiro 'King Moron' Morooka, Aika Nakamura, and Shinjiro Aragaki.
Hayate , Christie note , Kasumi note , Tina note , Bass note , Bayman note , and Kokoro note are note Patroklos Alexander, Pyrrha Alexandra, Yan Leixia, Natsu, Cervantes de Leon, Z.W.E.I., and Viola.
Go back a bit, and Zack is Zasalamel and Kokoro is Amy Sorel.
note Rig , Hayabusa note , Bayman note , Helena note , Christie note , and Bass note are note Tokugawa Ieyasu, Ishida Mitsunari, Maeda Keiji, Saica Magoichi, Oichi and Chosokabe Motochika.
Tina , Rig note , Helena note , Elliot note , and Brad note are note Saber, Archer, Rider, Assassin, and Gilgamesh.
Kasumi , Lei Fang note , and Helena note are note Kyoko Sakura, Kyuubey, and Kazuko Saotome.
Hayate , Tina note , Hayabusa note , Rig note , Gen Fu note , Christie note , Zack note , and Brad Wong note , are note Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, Yamato, Gaara, Kisame Hoshigaki, Anko Mitarashi, Kimimaro, and Suigetsu Hozuki.
Christie , Ayane note , Bayman note , Eliot note , and Donovan note are note Chun-Li, Sakura Kasugano, Fei Long, Thunder Hawk, and Seth.
In a 'crossing over' world, Christie and Ayane return, along with Helena , Bass note , Zack note and Sarah note being note Poison, Hugo and Bob Richards, Bryan Fury, and Christie Monteiro, while Eliot is now Marshall Law.
In another crossover, Christie returns, along with Hayabusa as Nova, while Tina note is the female announcer.
note In addition to Eliot and Bass note being note Marshall Law and Bob Richards, Jann Lee is Lee Chaolan and Sarah note is Zafina. Eliot is also Forest Law. Jacky note is also Paul Phoenix.
note Jann Lee , Bayman note , and Christie note are note Kenshiro, Rei, and Mamiya.
Hayate , Gen-Fu note , Donovan note , Rig note , and Tina note are note Luke fon Fabre/Asch the Bloody, Jade Curtiss, Van Grants, Dist the Reaper, and Arietta the Wild.
Hayate , Tina note , Helena note , Rig note , Gen Fu note , Christie note , Brad Wong note , Eliot note , Hayabusa note , and Donovan note are note Suzaku Kururugi, C.C, Kallen Stadtfeld, Lloyd Asplund, Kaname Ohgi, Rakshata Crawla, Kento Sugiyama, Li Xingke, Prince Schneizel el Britannia, and Emperor Charles zi Britannia.
Bayman , Christie note , Hayabusa note , and Hitomi note are note Leon Kennedy, Helena Harper, Jake Muller, and Sherry Birkin.
Kasumi , Rachel note and Rig note are both note Squigly, Parasoul and Leviathan, while Jann Lee is the soldiers under Parasoul… and Republican Double.
note Lisa , Rachel note Tina note , Lei-Fang note , Eliot note , Kasumi note , Bass note , and Zack note are note Blanc/White Heart, Noire/Black Heart, IF, Gust, CFW Brave and Anonydeath, Cave, Copypaste, and Mister Badd.
Bass , Donovan note , Bayman note , and Helena note are note Scorpion, Kano and Ermac, Kurtis Stryker, and Kitana and Mileena.
Talking To Herself: Kasumi and Alpha-152 share the same Japanese and English voice actresses: Houko Kuwashima and Lauren Landa. And in the last stage, Alpha-152 gains the ability to shapeshift into Hayabusa, thus the trope also works for
Hideyuki Hori and Troy Baker, Hayabusa's voice actors.