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Here are the characters introduced in Dead or Alive 3. Enjoy, and help out with the blurbs!

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    Brad Wong
Brad Wong as he appears in Dead or Alive 6
"Want a drink?"

Origin: China
Fighting style: Zui Quan (drunken kung-fu)
Voiced by: Yukimasa Kishino (JP, 3-4), Unshou Ishizuka (JP, Dimensions - 6), Grant George (EN) Played by: Song Lin (DOA: Dead or Alive)

A master of the Zui Quan style. He has been on the quest for the legendary drink known as "Genra" for years. As of late, however, he hangs around with Eliot and also teaches him about the world.

  • Aesop Amnesia: Judging from the way his third game-ending depicted him abandoning the bottle, his sudden return to full-on alcoholism in the fourth game is rather disheartening.
  • The Alcoholic
  • Badass Back: Much of his style involves this.
  • Butt-Monkey: While he also made Eliot into this in 5, he also shares a lot of Butt-Monkey moments — being missed out in his drink order by Mila, tripping on Zack and was beaten by him of all people...
  • Confusion Fu: His move set is pretty unpredictable.
  • Contrived Coincidence: On the hunt for a wine that just so happens to share a name with the third game's Final Boss.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes, he's a drunken boxer. Yes, he seems to be drunk (or at least acting like it) a fair amount of the time. But he's also fought Hayate well enough to get the ninja's respect.
  • Dirty Old Man: He isn't too old at 32, but his actions towards the teenage females (i.e. Ayane and Kokoro) of the cast squarely put him into this trope. The DOA5 artbook calls him a "sketchy old drunk who's a bad influence on the youth".
  • Drink Order: "Alcoholic beverages" unsurprisingly according to his character bio.
  • Drunken Boxing: His fighting style.
  • Drunken Master: A zui quan master and an alcoholic.
  • Full-Name Basis
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his alcoholism and lecherous behavior, he also possesses fairly keen insight into other people (at least regarding Gen Fu) and plays the Erhu with some skill.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Seems to have this with Eliot.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Thanks to Valentine's Day DLC.
  • Shipper on Deck: During the China leg of Ayane's story in DOA5, she happens upon Brad clumsily trying to play wingman for Eliot by literally pushing him into a romantic encounter... with her. When Eliot proves awkward and unwilling, Brad quite literally takes matters into his own hands to show him how it's done, accidentally managing to somehow get Eliot to talk to Ayane when the young man has to save Brad from getting his head taken off from Ayane's Armor-Piercing Slap.
  • Status Quo Is God: His ending in 3 features him throwing away his calabash (where he keeps his alcohol), suggesting he's struggling with it, but he's still the same drunkard in 4 and on.
  • Those Two Guys: With Eliot in 5's story.
  • Warrior Poet: Again, he plays the Erhu.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: In 3, he realizes the taste of victory is just like the taste of wine for him on the brink of confronting Genra.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He's only 32 as of 5, but his white hair and washed-out complexion makes him look at least ten years older.

Christie as she appears in Dead or Alive 6
"Enough with the foreplay."

Origin: England
Fighting style: She Quan
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (JP), April Stewart (EN, Xtreme 2-Dimensions), Laura Bailey (EN, 5) Played by: Holly Valance (DOA: Dead or Alive)

A professional assassin and She Quan martial artist, Christie is a cold-blooded woman with a sadistic streak. Victor Donovan hired Christie to kill Helena Douglas, and she was responsible for the death of Helena’s mother, Maria. Ever since that incident, she continues to stalk Helena throughout the series. In Dead or Alive 5 she doesn't get a story mode...

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her default costume in DOA4 involves a short leather jacket that's open—revealing she's not wearing anything underneath it, yet the jacket somehow covers her. Her trademark costume is a white and green leather catsuit. At least it's not neon pink.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the movie, she's a lot nicer and has nothing to do with Donovan's scheming.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has a knack for psychologically scarring and ruining lives of innocent people and feels nothing from it but pleasure.
    Christie: "I am Death. I shred your soul to ribbons."
  • Battle Butler: To Helena in 3. It's revealed that she's actually an assassin sent by Donovan to kill her.
  • Because I'm Good at It: She loves her job, but doesn't care much for her employers, Donovan included. In fact, by DOA4 she even offers to give Donovan up to him.
  • Combat Stilettos
  • Cool Pet: She keeps a panther at home.
  • Cool Shades: The pair of glasses she can wear in DOA5.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Dissonant Laughter: When Helena finds out Christie's made a hit on someone close to her, that poor soul feels justifiably shocked and upset, but Christie finds it eerily hilarious.
  • The Dragon: She carries out tasks and hits for Donovan. In Dimensions it is shown that she is very involved in decision making, and seems to be his closest ally.
    • Co-Dragons: As of 5, Christie shares this role with Donovan's son, Rig.
  • Drink Order: Tomato juice, fitting her Ax-Crazy nature.
  • Evil Brit: Of all the Femme Fatale Brits in gaming (Cammy, Ivy, Lara etc), Christie is easily the most malevolent.
  • Evil Gloating: One of her victory quotes in 5 is to laugh and say "That was awful."
  • Evil Laugh: While she's usually no-nonsense, she cracks up after gloating to Helena about killing her mother.
  • Femme Fatale: As evidenced in her DOA 4 ending.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: She's English. Also, besides Kasumi's clone, she is the first unhacked character who has appeared nude (twice, as a matter of fact: First was in the ending to her scenario in Dead or Alive 3 where she is seen showering, and the second was in the opening of Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball where she dives off a cliff at night to skinnydip.)
  • Hotter and Sexier: When her Stripperific outfit from 4 returns with Side Boob in 6.
  • In Name Only: The Movie portrays her as a Classy Cat-Burglar.
  • Lady of War: A cold and calculating English assassin who fights with snake-style kung fu and uses quick, precise strikes.
  • Light Is Not Good: Her assassin outfits are mostly white and she has white hair.
  • Magic Skirt: Inverted. Her DOA 4 standard costume has only an undone jacket for a top, and yet it remains perfectly in place the whole time.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: One of her costumes in 5.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She acts very seductively towards Eliot (the youngest of the male characters) whenever they meet, most notably when she teases him with her "milk" in DOA 5. Keep in mind that in DOA 4, Eliot was 16.
  • No Social Skills: Depending on the Writer. Due to being an assassin hardened by her job, she has a hard time in regular conversation. For instance, when Lisa cheerfully introduces herself in Xtreme, Christie's response is, "..." On the other hand, she socializes, teases, and flirts quite well whenever she feels like it.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: To Helena; downplayed in Dead or Alive 5 though...
  • Poisonous Friend: Assigned by Donovan to be Helena's Battle Butler so she can 'keep an eye on her'. Helena seemed to be handling her mother's death better when it happened than she was leading up to the time when Christie revealed that she was the one who actually killed her.
  • Psycho for Hire: It should be noted that in the Xtreme games nobody likes her. Everyone hates her.
  • Shout-Out: Very similar to a certain other Fanservicey, platinum-haired, stripperiffic, English lady....
  • Side Boob: Her Stripperific costume features this in 6, albeit covered in mesh.
  • Spy Catsuit: A white and dark grey one from DOA3 on, plus a new white, black and red in DOA5. Both displaying an Absolute Cleavage.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the tallest woman in the game at 5'10".
  • Stripperiffic: In general, Christie has some of the most revealing outfits in the game that can be worn in-game.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Her hair is very light, and she's a ruthless assassin.
  • Would Hurt a Child / You Killed My Mother: In Dead Or Alive 4, it was revealed that Christie was the one who killed Helena's mother during an Opera showing. The kicker? Helena's mom wasn't even the target, Helena herself was; her mom caught sight at the last minute and shielded her from the bullet.

Hitomi as she appears in Dead or Alive 6
"Good luck!"

Origin: Germany
Fighting style: Karate
Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP), Hynden Walch (EN, Xtreme 2), Eden Riegel (EN, Dimensions-current) Played by: Hung Lin (DOA: Dead or Alive)

A high school student with a black belt in karate, Hitomi debuted in Dead or Alive 3, replacing Ein as the regular karate martial artist in the character roster. Half-German and half-Japanese, Hitomi has been practicing the art of karate under her father's tutelage since she was a child. She finds the amnesiac Hayate in the German Black Forest and takes him home to help him. There, both practice karate together, which create a dear friendship between the two. She enters the 3rd Dead or Alive Tournament to prove her skills to her father, but later he becomes severely ill, so she enters again to win the prize and save her family's dojo.

Hitomi enters the 5th tournament, trying to 'meet' with Ein once again, but eventually accepts that he's always Hayate. At the very least, she becomes the runner up of the tournament, the last opponent defeated by Jann Lee.

  • Action Girl: She is the daughter of a Karate instructor, after all.
  • Badass Adorable: Once called The Fist of Innocence, she's a cheerful and spirited girl who deals nasty blows when she's deadly serious.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She's probably next to Tina when it comes to doing this frequently, as several of her outfits do so. Downplayed in 2 Ultimate and 5, where she has more costume variety.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Lei Fang's Veronica (no concrete Archie between them, though); Hitomi's more common, workaday upbringing and sensibilities play off of Leifang's chic fashions and impressive pedigree.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't do cruel things to animals around her presence, or you'll have to answer to her for it.
  • Breakout Character: To the point that she was revealed to be playable in DOA5 before Kasumi. Also worthy of note is she was back-ported to the Updated Re-release of Dead or Alive 2 in Dead or Alive: Ultimate for no other reason than people liked her (none of the other DOA3 newcomers joined her).
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's part-Japanese and part-German (hailing from the latter country).
  • Cat Fight: In DOA4 she fights against Lei Fang... over a freaking cabbage!
  • Character Development: When she first debuted in DOA3, Hitomi had a serious, dramatic personality to her with a no-nonsense approach to things. However, come Xtreme, she lets her guard and becomes a lot more warmer and friendly, and by DOA4, she's a joyous and carefree young lady with a compassionate and soft side to show.
  • Chest Insignia: A fair few of Hitomi's casual outfits share the same emblem of a soaring bird.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Jann Lee saves Hitomi in 4 from being a T-Rex lunch. Her response? Indignant disgust that he beat up a "cute" T-Rex, regardless of the consequence if he didn't. It starts a fight.
  • Cute Bruiser: Has a notably more aggressive fighting style than the other girls (except Tina and later Mila and Rachel). Basically the faster (and slightly weaker) successor to Ein.
  • Distaff Counterpart: From Ein.
  • Do You Want to Haggle?: In 4, she happens across a shop with a cabbage she'd love to grab but can't afford; Leifang happens along, cuts Hitomi off, and buys the cabbage for the full price while the latter is still haggling with the owner. Hitomi does not appreciate it.
  • Fan Service With A Smile: With her German waitress costume.
  • Foil: To Lei Fang.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Lei-Fang. The two never miss an opportunity to test each other skills—even during a treasure hunt in DOA6 events!
  • Gender Flip: In the live action movie, Hitomi is listed as being defeated in one of the tournament rounds. Since the other three defeated fighters (Jann Lee, Brad Wong, and Eliot) were all identified, the only one left who could be Hitomi is a guy in a yellow jumpsuit. But then things get odd when a female fighter cameos that actually does have her usual appearance.
  • Genki Girl: Though averted in DOA3.
  • Hair Decorations: A pink hairband, to be precise. She wears it with nearly every costume she's ever had.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lei Fang as of 5.
    • Though, given their interactions in the Xtreme side-series, the "hetero" part is debatable.
  • Hidden Depths: Hitomi actually chooses to go to Zack Island for the third time in Xtreme 3, in order to take a much-needed vacation before the next tournament as well as clear up her lingering crush on Hayate. A stark contrast to the previous two times where she was tricked into coming.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Since her debut Hitomi has become a centerpiece of the series, even though she's only been around since DOA3. Her storyline involvement is typically minimal (at best she has a loose connection to Hayate) but still gets a lot of promotion and attention from the developers.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • Japanese Politeness: Very much so, which is ironic since she isn't fully Japanese.
  • Just Friends: Dimensions implies Hitomi had a crush on Hayate, but seeing he doesn't reciprocate, she gives up on him and decide to stay friends. Although her intro in Xtreme 3 hints she still has some feelings for him
  • Kiai: For her stronger attacks.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She was created to be basically a faster, albeit weaker version of Ein. However, her strength and defense are still more than decent.
  • Martial Arts Uniform: One of her more common costumes is her karategi, with the top loosely tied enough to show off whatever she happens to be wearing underneath. In 5 she gets a white Martial Arts Headband to go with it. In 6 this is her default costume.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She has a slim build and is rather short. Still, being a karate fighter (and based on Ein's style, at that) her blows still have a big component of brute force. And yes, she still can send an opponent to the far side of the ring with one strike.
  • Nice Girl: She's a sweet, kindhearted girl who's warm and friendly to everyone, even the likes of ruthless assassins like Christie and hardened tsunderes like Ayane.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: She doesn't sound even slightly German.
  • Odd Friendship: With Jann Lee, the result of their encounter in DOA3 was completely unexpected; Jann Lee, who was being disrespectful to his closest peers (Ryu and Lei Fang) till the third tournament, bonded with Hitomi quite well, their mutual understanding of martial arts was the bridge for this friendship.
  • Panty Shot: She's probably the one character (until Mila's debut in 5) that avoids this the most, since many of her costumes involve pants, especially jeans.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Zack, surprisingly enough. Both of them are official tag partners in both 3 and 5.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her school uniform costume in Dimensions.
  • The Rival: To Lei Fang, though on a friendly level.
  • Sailor Fuku: One of her costumes. An interesting case considering that, even though her mother is Japanese, she was born and raised in Germany, and her looks are more Western than Asian.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: During the beginning of her ending movie for the fourth game, she opens the curtains to her room and dances around for a bit... while nude from a shower.
  • Ship Tease: With Hayate/Ein. DOA5 and its myriad upgrades and DLC have fun with it, providing them with several matching costumes, including the Halloween 2016 DLC, which gives Hitomi and Ein each a costume from the Dead Bride & Dead Husband fan costume design.
  • Starving Student: She has to work as a waitress to get by. It gets worse during the 4th tournament, when she must help her family during her father's illness.
  • Supreme Chef: Her ending in DOA4 depicts her putting on quite the show in making herself salad and an omelet, until a ring at the doorbell makes her trip over herself.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: As an alternate hairstyle.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In Dead or Alive 4, she says that Jann Lee was cruel to a T-Rex that would have eaten her alive had no one intervened. She also was the only one of the girls who fell for the exact same trick twice in Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, though she gets better about it in Xtreme 3.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sachertorte, an Austrian chocolate torte (rich multilayered cake). DOA4 indicates she also has a thing for cabbage.
  • Violence Is Disturbing: Downplayed. Her main bone of contention with Jann Lee is that he tends to be too brutal with his opponents.
  • Wolverine Publicity: The marketing material of DOA3 focused mostly on her, especially in Japan.

    Genra / Omega
Genra/Omega as he appears in Dead or Alive Dimensions
"I, Genra, have a request: that young Ayane be moved to the Hajinmon village immediately. Further, I ask that she be reassigned to join me in my duties - providing support to the Mugen-Tenshin Clan from the shadows."

Origin: Japan
Fighting style: Mugen Tenshin-style ninjutsu
Voiced by: Osamu Saka (JP), Andrew Kishino (EN, Dimensions)

The former master of the Hajin Mon Sect of the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan and Ayane's foster father, who first appeared in Dead or Alive 3 as the super-human weapon Omega. After Ayane was given away by her mother Ayame at birth, Genra took the girl in and became her father and master, teaching her Hajin Mon Style Ninjutsu. Before the third Dead or Alive Tournament, he gave himself to the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee and let himself be experimented on, turning him into a heartless weapon of destruction.

  • Calling Your Attacks: This and the Camera Screw (see below) actually work to your advantage if you know how to fight him. The secret to winning the Boss Battle is to listen when he calls out his three types of ranged attacks so that you can prepare to counter them. You block the shockwave, crouch under the fire blast, and sidestep the lightning.
  • Camera Screw: You fight Omega from a completely weird camera angle that is low and behind your fighter, as opposed to in profile as the rest of the matches are conducted. This camera view is necessary for you to see Omega's ranged attacks, so that you can dodge them and get close enough to engage him hand-to-hand.
  • Evil All Along: Dimensions reveals him to be a manipulative and power-hungry man, willing to do anything to get revenge for playing second-fiddle to the main branch of the clan, and that his loyalty and honor are just a facade to hide it. DOATEC didn't kidnap him for their experiments; he went right to them and let them do it.
  • Final Boss: In DOA3.
  • Parental Substitute: To Ayane.
  • Promoted to Playable: DOA Dimensions is his first and so far, only playable appearance.
  • Retcon: In the original DOA3, Genra was kidnapped by DOATEC and turned into the superhuman Omega against his will. Ayane was determined to be the one to end the man who raised her, ultimately defeating him and winning the tournament, with his death leading to the attack on DOATEC. In Dimensions, Genra revealed himself to be a traitor that summoned Bankotsubo into the human world, manipulated Ayane and allowed himself to be transformed into Omega to take revenge on the main branch of the clan. It also took the combined efforts of Ayane, Hayate, and Hayabusa to take him down.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: He can knock his opponents over by spinning his double-bladed energy sword.


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