There was going to be a connection between Ayane and Christie but it was dropped when Ayane became more of a HeroineWhile Ayane was never depicted as flat out evil, her role was a bit more morally ambiguous namely on how Ayane was originally known as the one whom killed Helena's mother. Granted Christie has been revealed to be the one whom killed Helena's mother and was sent to kill Helena. However in Dead or Alive 2 when Helena tried to approach Ayane in rage accusing Ayane of killing her Mother, Ayane was pretty much mocking her questioning on whether if that was true. Granted Ayane wasn't flat out confirming it but she wasn't exactly denying it either. It seems oddly coincidental on how Ayane would make cover-up attempts over a murder she had nothing to do with. However by the time that happened Ayane was becoming more of a heroine especially during the modern Ninja Gaiden series. Which is the real reason why Ayane no longer had anything to do with the murder of Helena's Mother. I mean what? Where they worried about the potential implications of a teenager getting involved with a grown adult whom occasionally dabbles in nudism if Ayane and Christie did work together? (Granted I am sure certain fans wouldn't mind the "Potential Mental Imagery" there but still.)
Xtreme Beach Volleyball is real and Dead or Alive is fake.
Ninja Gaiden (Sigma and Sigma 2), DOA, and Volleyball is the past of the Halo Universe
Kokoro will not be returning in DOA 5The canon storyline will have her defeated before reaching Helena, thus she'll just have gotten her confidence beaten out of her and sent home to mummy.
The next game will REALLY push the boundaries of it's "M" Rating... No, not THAT way...Considering how Kasumi is now a guest star in Razor's Edge, and perfectly capable of committing the same bloodletting violence as Ryu and Ayane, this Troper thinks it's some Foreshadowing that DOA 6 will have scenes that are Bloodier and Gorier to match. Granted, there probably won't be any fatalities in any in-game matches, but the story mode can easily escalate in serious violence and drama onscreen, especially towards the climax. Bonus points if the other, non-ninja fighters get caught up in the whole mess in the worst way possible...