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Here are the characters introduced in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and Dead or Alive 4. Enjoy, and help out with the blurbs!

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Introduced in Dead Or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball

    Lisa Hamilton / La Mariposa
Lisa as she appears in Dead or Alive 5
La Mariposa as she appears in Dead or Alive 6
"Everything is within estimated tolerances."
"I am the exotic butterfly."

Origin: USA
Fighting style: Lucha libre
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP), Masasa Moyo (EN, Xtreme 2-Dimensions), Wendee Lee (EN, 5-current)

A luchadora who made her first official appearance in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, and made her fighter debut in Dead or Alive 4. As a former scientist for the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee, Lisa has a mysterious, shadowed past that has not fully come to light yet, and has links with many others, despite being relatively new to the series.

Curiously enough, although she usually shows a very mysterious, even suspicious, personality, her behaviour changes dramatically when she adopts her La Mariposa persona. In those moments, her behaviour is very similar to Tina's, who she's best friends with.Lisa spends most of the time in the 5th tournament working on Donovan's plot. However, on seeing Hayate in danger of repeating the process of Project Epsilon, she changed her mind and ended up cancelling the process. Shortly after the ninjas fought the latest Alpha clone, the lab blew up, possibly along with Lisa. However, producer Yohei Shimbori has confirmed that she survived.

Introduced in Dead Or Alive 4

Eliot as he appears in Dead or Alive 6
"I'll defeat anyone!"

Origin: England
Fighting style: Xing Yi Quan
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP), Rolland Lopez (EN, Dimensions), David Vincent (EN, 5-current)

A high school student and the apprentice of Gen Fu. He is a student of Xing Yi Quan, studying and training under his master's teachings. Eliot is the youngest male character in the series so far, he was 16 years old in his debut for DOA4, but in DOA5 he's 18 years old.

  • Adorkable: He flinches and stutters quite a bit in his conversations with most of the girls in the series, and Hitomi in particular seems to see him as this.
  • The Apprentice: To Gen Fu, who is his mentor.
  • Badass Long Coat: One of his alternate outfits in 5.
  • Battle Butler: A DLC costume in 5 turns him into this, which plays very well off of tag partner Marie Rose's maid outfit.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Eliot is very polite and friendly. He can also knock your ass across a whole stage with a single punch.
  • Bishōnen
  • Butt-Monkey: Of Brad Wong in DOA5. Though this can go both ways.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • In DOA4 Eliot seemed like a fairly confident fighter, from his quotes no other combatant inspired doubt or fear on him, he could even be quite flirty with Christie. Privately, however, he has concerns if he's worthy of his apprenticeship with Gen Fu. In Dimensions Eliot is seen before the events of DOA4, where he is depicted as very polite, but very unsure of his abilities. Ayane's talk with him seems to snap him out of it. By the end of DOA5 story mode, he becomes more confident in his fighting skills, and Gen Fu proclaims he'll be taking Eliot's training to the next level.
    • DOA5 Eliot is notably more nervous and awkward around Christie and Hitomi than he was shown to be before; indeed, in DOA4, his only reaction to any woman was to tell Christie, in a blatantly flirtatious manner, he'd have a hard time trying to defeat someone so pretty.
  • Chick Magnet: Downplayed. Eliot's relationships (story-relevant or combat-only) are almost entirely with the opposite sex — of the nine possible Tag Teams he can be in in Last Round, a full seven of them are with women: Ayane, Marie Rose, Leifang, Kokoro, Hitomi, Christie, and Honoka.
  • The Ditherer: In Dimensions, he's a good and powerful student, but hesitates on the threshold of progress, not just at Gen Fu's indication it's time for Eliot to replace him, but even something like facing an unfamiliar style; Ayane, intending to give him a “The Reason You Suck” Speech, accidentally gives him a Bright Slap instead. By DOA5 he's made enough progress in both willpower and mentality to turn Ayane's head, but he still hesitates to measure just how far he's come until Brad convinces him to enter the fifth tournament.
  • Drink Order: Being British, he likes a Spot of Tea.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: In 4 and Dimensions, see for yourself. he gets better in 5, thankfully.
  • Expy:
  • First-Name Basis: He refers to Ayane, Leifang, and Hitomi by their first names, while referring to every other woman as "Miss".
  • Fork Fencing: His opening scene in DOA5 features him and Brad getting into a duel over the last piece of dinner, escalating from chopsticks to straight-up martial arts in a scene that was almost certainly influenced by Kung Fu Panda.
  • Grew a Spine: Inverted. He gets an Early-Bird Cameo in Dimensions indicating he used to be The Ditherer before he met Ayane.
  • Guyliner: He wears black nail polish for one of his costumes in Last Round.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He's shown wielding a niuweidao (a type of Chinese saber) in promotional art for 4, but it's never seen in-game except for his training during his ending.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Seems to have this with Brad.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Gen Fu's granddaughter Mei Lin.
  • Megane: Eliot is the only male character who can wear glasses in 5, which is an otherwise female-exclusive option.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Zigzagged. He has muscle mass, but not nearly as much as the other men, and often wears clothes that are as likely to obscure his arms as expose them entirely. Nonetheless, his (comparatively) weaker physique doesn't stop him from knocking much larger people 20 feet away. Justified by his combat style, Xing Yi Quan, which is famous for its ability to generate and deliver powerful blows.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the friendliest out of the male cast, and always speaks in a respectful tone towards anyone he meets.
  • Nice Hat: Included with his alternate outfit in 5.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: While other European characters have an accent to match their native country, Eliot sounds about as British as a native Los Angeleno....
    • The incongruence is compounded by the fact that fellow Brit Christie is voiced with an applicable English accent.....
  • Odd Friendship: With Brad Wong. Eliot didn't ask the drunk to come along, but he still cooks dinner for two.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only 5'6" and 121 lbs but has no problem launching people twice his size across the stage.
  • Pretty Boy: So damn pretty that a a fair few of his costumes have gone out of their way to make him downright androgynous.
  • Ship Tease: With multiple girls.
    • He flat out flirts with Christie in DOA4, and has a sequence with her in DOA5 where she offers him her milk.
    • He also has a fair bit with Ayane, startling her into betraying her Tsundere side in Dimensions and again in DOA5.
    • Because she was a late addition to DOA5, Marie Rose and Eliot only interact in tags, but the game portrays them emphatically as Birds of a Feather, with their simultaneously polite introduction pose, particularly confident victory posenote , and even their shared interest in milk. In DOAX3, Marie Rose's favorite instrument is the harmonica, which just so happens to be Eliot's instrument of choice.
  • Supreme Chef: He's introduced in DOA5 preparing quite the spread for dinner, with just a little pizazz... and then he and Brad wolf everything down in seconds.
  • Those Two Guys: With Brad in 5's story.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In DOA5 he gets to the tournament semi-finals and becomes more confident in his fighting skills. Also, gameplay wise he's a more powerful character than in DOA4 and Dimensions. By the time of DOA6, he is now capable of using his master Gen Fu's fighting style (Xinyu Liuhe Quan), which is considered the advanced form of his own fighting style (Xing Yi Quan).
  • Walking the Earth: In DOA5 he's on a journey to see how far he's come as a martial artist. Brad goads him into taking part in the fifth tournament to see how far he's come.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head:
    • Well, chest — his second outfit in 5 includes a t-shirt emblazoned with the UK's Union Flag. His fourth outfit is the same without the coat or hat.
    • Downplayed with his standard martial arts gear in 5, which comes in the red, white, and blue of his country's flag.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Downplayed. His tag intro with Ayane in DOA5 appears to be her testing his reaction speed with another slap and then trying to play it off. The voice acting is a little ambiguous, but Eliot appears to chastise her for it before turning to the fight.

Kokoro as she appears in Dead or Alive 6
"Cherry blossoms and warriors..."

Origin: Japan
Fighting style: Ba Ji Quan
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Kathryn Feller (EN, Xtreme 2-Dimensions), Heather Watson (EN, 5-current)

A "maiko" (Apprentice Geisha), and Ba Ji Quan martial artist. She is the illegitimate daughter of Fame Douglas and one of his former mistresses Miyako, making Kokoro the half-sister of Helena Douglas. It is possible that if Helena were to give up her control of the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee, Kokoro would be next-in-line to take control.

  • Action Girl: She enjoys martial arts more than her geisha training.
  • Apologetic Attacker: One of her taunts even involves her politely bowing to her opponent, apologizing out of respect.
  • Badass Adorable: She packs one hell of a punch, but you can't stay mad at someone who innocently advises you "put some ice on [it]" afterwards.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a sweet young lady who rivals Kasumi in terms of a kind heart, but do not get on her bad side by patronizing her, disrespecting her, or keeping her in the dark about things, as Helena soon learned, or she will beat you down to kingdom come.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation / Lost in Translation: Her winquote of the Bushido proverb Hana wa sakuragi, hito wa bushi.note  has been translated into simply "Cherry blossoms and warriors", making her sound like saying random gibberish and more cuckoo to Westerners lost in Far Eastern sayings.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She and Helena have the same father, making her half-Japanese and half-Caucasian. Kokoro isn't aware of this herself until the events of DOA 6.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Not as blatant as Kasumi, but cherry blossoms are a big part of her trademark kimono's motif, and Team Ninja usually portraits her in settings with cherry trees in bloom as well. Couple that with her Japanese traditional black hair and Yamato Nadeshiko personality.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: DOA5 indicates her to lack a certain amount of situational awareness. In the famous Tokyo scene, she completely misses the fact that a car crashes directly behind her but when Lisa bumps into her and doesn't apologize, that's serious. A few days later, she has an encounter with Jann Lee, he tosses a pair of nunchucks at her; she fails to realize they're for her and lets them shatter pottery, and then proceeds to ask him why he did that.
  • Cute Bruiser: Her fighting style was based off of Akira's from Virtua Fighter. Which makes for an interesting scenario when Akira himself challenges Kokoro to a duel in 5.
  • Dance Battler: Often coined as the "Baji Dancer" in-universe.
    Kokoro: "Behold my Ba Ji dance!"
  • Geisha: She's a maiko (geisha-in-training).
  • Hair Decorations: Sports a trademark hair decoration at the side of her hair.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Her strength, defense and speed are pretty balanced. Her assets come more form her fighting style, which has a pretty unique rhythm compared to the other characters (except perhaps Genfu and Eliot).
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: In a kimono, no less!
  • Kyoto Regional Accent: Particularly obvious in Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation, where she addresses you as "Owner-han" all the time.
  • Lady of War: A demure young lady trained in the deadly art of Baji Quan.
  • Meganekko: In 5 we see that she wears glasses most of the time when she's not fighting.
  • Odd Friendship: With Zack, of all people. His inexplicable cameo in her DOA4 ending has yet to be addressed, but according to DOA5 he's known her for ten years. They even end up sparring in DOA6 in preparation of the upcoming tournament, to which Kokoro is grateful to him for.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She wears eyeglasses twice during the story mode of 5, but doesn't really seem to have much use for them.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She gets arguably the fanciest costume in the entire game with her maiko kimono, which she wears incorrectly to allow a greater range of movement. Don't be fooled if you don't want to get your ass kicked. Just sayin'.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Anmitsu and shiruko, desserts fitting her sweet demeanor.
  • Unknown Relative: Though not unknown to the audience. In DOA6, Ni CO hands Kokoro a childhood picture of herself and Helena as children alongside an adult man, mystifying Kokoro and then angry thereafter when Ni CO begins to speak of Miyako, Kokoro's mother. She later confronts Helena on this matter, who reluctantly informs her that to Kokoro's horror, her father is Fame Douglas, the man behind DOATEC's nefarious schemes in the past, making Helena her half-sister. Angered, she demands to find her mother and hear the truth out of her lips herself, but Helena interferes before she can set foot, and the two sisters engage in battle. Kokoro is victorious, and feeling betrayed, she leaves Helena behind, who wistfully begs her to stay, being the only family member Helena has left in this world. Kokoro looks back grimly, and it is not clear if two have reconciled or not.
  • Vague Age: Left unknown in the international versions, but is 17 years old in the Japanese version. With the 2 year time-skip in DOA5, she's now 19.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Being a maiko, she is at the very least training for being this. And her looks already qualify, especially when she's in that fancy kimono. Even more during her ending in 4.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her school uniform.

Alpha-152 as she appears in Dead or Alive 5

Origin: Unknown
Fighting style: Mugen Tenshin-style ninjutsu
Voiced by: Kaori Takeda (JP, 4), Sakura Tange (JP, Dimensions), Houko Kuwashima/Hideyuki Hori (JP, 5), Amanda Troop (EN, Dimensions), Lauren Landa/Troy Baker (EN, 5)

The main final boss in Dead or Alive 4 and the final product of Project Alpha. Based on the DNA of Kasumi, it was originally a normal clone dubbed Kasumi Alpha that was created by Victor Donovan and the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee. During the second phase of the project, Project Alpha-2, Alpha's genes were modified, resulting in her being transformed into a powerful inhuman creature. Alpha-152 was supposed to go on to be the ultimate fighter and to be a great weapon for DOATEC, but the plan failed after the Mugen Tenshin clan invaded DOATEC's headquarters.

She once again serves as the last boss in the story mode of 5, however, due to Ryu Hayabusa's involvement, Alpha gains the ability to shapeshift into him, as well as Ayane and Hayate after fighting them. In the end, she's defeated once and for all by Kasumi.

For tropes about her as Kasumi Alpha see here


Nicole-458 as she appears in Dead or Alive 4
Don't make me kick your ass.note 

Origin: Planet of Mars
Fighting style: Close quarters combat
Voiced by: Lyssa Browne (EN)

A Halo-based guest character created in collaboration with Bungie for Dead or Alive 4. A UNSC SPARTAN-II operative, Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole-458 was aboard Nassau Station when it was caught within a spacetime anomaly that sent it all the way back to the 21st century. In battle, she is always garbed in her MJOLNIR Powered Armor, masking her physical appearance.

  • Action Girl
  • All There in the Manual: Nicole is implied to be of Filipino ethnicity, making her the first (and so far only) fighter of her kind on the roster. This can be picked up through some clues in her bio. For example, her birth place on Mars is listed as New Legaspi ("Old" Legaspi being a real city in the Philippines) in the country of Katagalugan (referring to the Tagalog Republic). For bonus points, Katagalugan's other known city is called New Manila. Also, she likes the dessert halo-halo. However, you can't infer anything from what you see in the actual game.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Through a highly dangerous process that dramatically enhanced her strength, speed, durability, eyesight, and reflexes. It's also the reason why she's 6'8" even when unarmored.
  • Boobs of Steel: While you can't see them due to her armor, Nicole has a bust of 49 inches or 125 cm, and can kick a considerable amount of ass due to being a cyborg super-soldier.
  • Child Soldier: The Spartan-IIs were "recruited" (read: kidnapped) as six-year olds and sent out to the field by their early teens.
  • Continuity Nod: Several details of her backstory (including how she managed to time travel) directly reference the Halo 2 Alternate Reality Game I Love Bees.
  • Distaff Counterpart: A female Spartan who does NOT appear in the Halo games; Team Ninja originally wanted to include the Master Chief himself, but Bungie told them that he was a little busy with other matters, so the two studios created Nicole instead.
  • The Faceless: Just like her inspiration.
  • Flintstone Theming: Most of her move names are Halo references.
    • Hell, even her favorite food is halo-halo.
  • Fun with Acronyms: She has a move called "Dead On Arrival"note .
  • Guest Fighter: Kind of. Nicole herself is not a character that appeared in any Halo media, but her armor is the same as the Master Chief's, and since that's pretty much all we ever see of him, the armor itself is sort of the Guest Fighter. Word of both Bungie and 343i is that she's based on a canon Spartan, but no further details have been revealed so far.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently enjoys watching anime.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Can activate her active camouflage by taunting; for obvious Competitive Balance reasons, this doesn't actually render her invisible in-game, just translucent while still remaining perfectly visible to the players.
  • Loose Canon: When asked if Nicole was considered canon to the Halo series, Bungie and 343i have both replied that she is, but her guest appearance in the Dead or Alive series isn't.
  • Powered Armor: MJOLNIR Mark-VI.
  • Space Marine: Though she's technically a Navy NCO.
  • The Spartan Way: She's had intense military training since childhood.
  • Time Travel: She's in the present (along with the space station she was guarding) due to some slipspace disturbance.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Halo-halo, of course.
  • Sticky Bomb: Her plasma grenades.
  • Super Soldier: Same type as the Chief himself.
  • Willfully Weak: She only uses non-lethal force because she's aware of how one death in the past can change the future.


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