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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. Yuna uses her Gunner Dressphere, making her The Gunslinger fighting with her twin Tiny Bees.

Check out the Final Fantasy X characters page for information about Yuna from the games.

  • 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.
  • Charged Attack: Yuna can charge her Tiny Bees to shoot particularly powerful blasts of magic. These blasts hurt more but take enough time that someone fast like Kasumi can close on her before she can fire.
  • 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.
  • Guns Akimbo: Fights with two pistols, same as her Final Fantasy X-2 incarnation.
  • Gun Fu/Gun Kata: Her fighting style is clearly inspired by Equilibrium. Despite wielding guns, Yuna proves to be a surprisingly adept martial artist who can perform kicks, somersault, or use Gun Kata to replace punches with point-blank shots.
  • The Gunslinger: Yuna's default job class and primary role in both Final Fantasy X-2 and Dead Fantasy. She uses two magic guns named the Tiny Bees to shoot her enemies with, either as regular shots or charged, more powerful shots, giving her great range and the best rate of fire among the fighters.
  • 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.
  • Long-Range Fighter: While she's capable of fighting in close quartes, she can't take much physical abuse and tires quickly. She's at her best when fighting from a distance, and when she's using her summons.
  • More Dakka: Often. Most obvious example being the falling battle of Episode 2, where she saturates the entire area with lead to hit Kasumi in spite of her teleportation power.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: When she uses her Summoner Dressphere, Yuna changes her shorts and top for a blue 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.

One of the party in Final Fantasy X and the Deuteragonist of Final Fantasy X-2. She appears as her latter incarnation, like Yuna, in her Thief Dressphere, making her an especially agile and fast fighter Dual Wielding Dual Blades.

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.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: She wears a blue bandana as part of her default Thief Dressphere.
  • 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. Her outfit mainly consists of a bra, pants and a Dangerously Short Skirt.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

The female lead of Final Fantasy VII. Appears in her later re-design, first appeared in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. In Dead Fantasy, Tifa still primarily uses martial arts, but her fighting style is enhanced by the many different materias that are embedded into her body, making her a powerful Kung-Fu Wizard who really shines when setting up combos with Team Final Fantasy.

Check out the Final Fantasy VII characters page for information about Tifa from the games.

  • 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: One of the most well known examples among SquareEnix's cast of characters.
  • 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: Tifa shows off some moves from this particular style during the third section of Part II as she has to hold on to two potion bottles while fighting off team Dead or Alive in a weakened state, forcing her to put an emphasis on avoiding attacks and acrobatics to confuse her foes. The scene looks like it is 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.
  • Elemental Punch: Thanks to the materia in her body, Tifa can enhance her punchs and kicks with elemental magic, using fire kicks, ice or lightning punches and so on which she primarily shows off in part III which focuses on martial arts.
  • A Handful for an Eye: In Part III, Tifa applies the Blind status on Hitomi, which is shown manifesting as her eyes getting covered in ink. Hitomi is blinded but proves she can easily pull off being a Handicapped Badass.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She attempts to blind Hitomi in their Episode 3 fight but all it does it force Hitomi to switch style and apply herself, resulting in Hitomi drawing first blood and punching the materia out of her.
  • 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: : Tifa with her materia is this, as she uses both her martial art skills and materia to fight. This makes her a Jack-of-All-Stats who is both a formidable one-on-one combatant and a tremendous support to her team. It is a case of Adaptational Superpower Change 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.
  • 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 He's Got to Do Himself: 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.
  • Time Master : Tifa’s Haste, Slow and Stop materias allow her to manipulate the flow of time, stopping it at key moments, accelerating time for her teammates or slowing enemies and so on.
  • 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. Rinoa is by far the most powerful character seen so far, being The Archmage and a deadly Magic Knight who can unleash powerful spells as well as keep up in close-range engagements.

Check out the Final Fantasy VIII characters page for information about Rinoa from the games.

  • Adaptational Badass: A lot of viewers were genuinely shocked by how powerful she is in this series, especially considering her reputation from the game. In Dead Fantasy,
  • 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.
  • Blow You Away: Creates a huge tornado in second to suck up Team Dead or Alive inside and trap them here.
  • The Cavalry: Rinoa appears just as Team Final Fantasy falls into a lava lake with no hope of escaping. How does she save them? By freezing the entire lava lake.
  • Cool Sword: Her gunblade, Vanishing Star. It is a BFS (relative to her size) that resembles an enormous combat knife incorporating a gun into its blade.
  • Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Her iconic finger wag to the girls on her entrance. She wouldn't be Rinoa without it.
  • Dance Battler: Rinoa incorporates genuine ballet moves into her fighting.
  • Dash Attack: In Part II, Team Final Fantasy manage to knock the girls of Team Dead or Alive into each other, setting them up for Rinoa to rapidly dash toward them from several directions while slashing them with Vanishing Star before
  • Deadly Disc: Her "blaster edge", Silenced Tear. It appears to be some kind of shield-boomerang with a cutting edge and she can channel Holy magic into it to create damaging pillars of light. Ayane experiences first-hand that blocking the shield doesn't stop it from being dangerous.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Rinoa fits the trope perfectly, being extremely pale with dark brown hair. Her angel wings increase her eerie appearance.
  • Feather Motif: It is implied that it is Rinoa who has summoned the girls from Team Final Fantasy, as her feathers are shown to appear near the girls prior to them being transported to the temple of the first episode.
  • An Ice Person: Rinoa introduces herself by casting an extremely powerful Ice spell that turns a lava lake into a giant ice plain.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: On her initiative, Team Final Fantasy uses teleportation spells to split up and turn a 5v4 into 1v1s. So far it seems to have been a bad move as both Tifa and Yuna found themselves in graver danger than they would have been together.
  • 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: Rinoa is not only the most powerful magic user seen so far, she also wields a Gunblade and Blaster Edge with great efficiency.
  • Mind over Matter: Demonstrates telekynesis powers when she lifts huge chunks of rock without touching them and throwing them into a tornado.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Rinoa seems to be under the effect of a permanent Angel Wing Limit Break, although she's much more in control of herself.
  • 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. Kairi appears alongside Rinoa as extra reinforcement for Team Final Fantasy, being an agile fighter dual-wielding Keyblades.

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Cloud Strife

The 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.
  • The Cavalry: Cloud properly introduces himself by saving Yuna from an attack from Kasumi X clones. During live screenings of the event, the moment he appeared, the crowd went wild (at 3:50-4:05).
  • 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.
  • 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: Cloud's mere appearance in the series is a spoiler.

Team Dead or Alive

The main protagonist of the Dead or Alive games. Kasumi is an agile shinobi who specializes in using her energy and teleportation spells in combat, making her a polyvalent fighter. On the other hand, she's only equipped with a normal wakizashi, making her weak as far as physical damage is concerned.

Check out the Dead or Alive characters page for more information.

  • Beam Spam: Her other primary tactic along with teleport spamming.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Her motif. They appear when she teleports.
  • 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 and her attacks aren't particularly powerful either.
  • Hand Blast: One of Kasumi's signature techniques is the Torn Sky Blast in which she shoots a bolt of pink energy from her hands. She can easily spam this technique, making her the Long-Range Fighter of Team Dead or Alive and a direct rival to Yuna in her Gunner Dressphere. At point-blank range, even Tifa can feel the damage it causes.
  • 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.
  • One-Woman Army:
    • 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.
  • Reverse Grip: Kasumi holds her wakizashi in a reverse grip, making it look like an oversized dagger instead of a regular sword.
  • 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, always leaving sakura petals behind her. With that technique, Kasumi is able to outspeed Rikku. The technique has weak points, as seen when Yuna unleashes Bullet Hell over a large area just to make sure Kasumi is gonna get hit eventually or when Yuna predicts where Kasumi will be attacking from.

One of the player characters from Dead or Alive. Like Kasumi, she is a ninja whose extremely agile, but she specializes at fighting with her Double Weapon, and only occasionally using ninpos.
  • 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.
  • Shock and Awe: When Tifa shoots a Lighning spell, Ayane counters it with a lightning-based ninpo of her own.
  • 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. Hitomi is a martial artist who lacks spells but compensates with her sheer skill in martial art and her Super Strength, making her able to lift stone pillars and break rock bare-handed.

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.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk : Hitomi’s fighting ability entirely revolve around her martial art abilities. Compare that to everyone else who has weapon and/or magic spells complete their arsenal. However, part III shows that she is even better than Tifa at pure martial arts when she applies herself and besides, she’s got Super Strength.* 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.
  • 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.
  • A Handful for an Eye: In Part III, Tifa applies the Blind status on Hitomi, which is shown manifesting as her eyes getting covered in ink. Hitomi is blinded but proves she can easily pull off being a Handicapped Badass.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No, I Am Behind You: As a finisher and echo to episode 2, Hitomi also pulls this on Tifa in episode 3. After barely escaping a pummeling, Tifa looks back but sees that Hitomi has disappeared, trying to look around until Hitomi comes out from behind her and finishes her with a powerful elbow strike to the back that knocks out all the materia out of her body.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Hitomi delivers this to Tifa in part III after she switches to Wing Chun, likely as a nod to Ip Man's famous move.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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. Equipped with an axe, Rachel is the powerhouse of Team Dead or Alive, being able to smash a huge tower in half in one strike. As a trade-off, her massive weapon slows her down considerably.

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  • 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.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Although Rachel is formally slow, she had a grappling hook pistol on her that allows her to hook to anything and navigate difficult terrain like a tornado full of rocks.
  • Inverse Law of Utility and Lethality: Clearly the powerhouse of her team, and wields the biggest weapon to boot. That being said, she ends up taking more big hits than she dishes out due to being what amounts to a Mighty Glacier in a series full of much faster and more tactically flexible characters.
  • Mighty Glacier: Her axe makes her the physically strongest fighter in the series, but the weapon's bulk means that she cannot swing it too rapidly and must count on her teammates distracting the enemy for her to set up a swing.
  • Variable-Length Chain: Uses it to get around.

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One of the playable characters in Dead or Alive. He appears in Episode 5 leading a squad of ninjas against Tifa for mysterious reasons. Unlike most of the characters, Hayate doesn't 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.
  • Badass Armfold: In the hangar, Hayate watches Tifa fight his ninja squad from a vantage point, his arm folded. Even when Tifa jumps to attack him, he doesn't drop the armfold until a split second before her kick lands, punching her away faster than the eye can see.
  • 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.
  • Bishōnen
  • Combat Pragmatist: Rather than go into a fair fight against Tifa, he waits until she's already lost a fight against a stronger opponent. If you were feeling charitable, you'd say this was smart. Less charitably, this makes him a...
  • Dirty Coward: For taking advantage of Tifa while she was weakened and avoiding her whenever she 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? Unlike his men who leap and run, Hayate seems to appear out of thin air.
  • 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 above, and the We Have Reserves entry below.
  • 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.

Ryu Hayabusa


A female ninja and shrine maiden from the Ninja Gaiden series who makes her debut in Episode 5.


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