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The Library is part of DOA Central in Dead or Alive 6, consisting of DOA Encyclopedia and Trivia. DOA Encyclopedia contains 77 entries that recount the story of the Dead or Alive series, most which are unlocked by playing DOA Quest. Trivia contains 24 entries which are unlocked by playing through the story.
- 1 DOA Encyclopedia
- 1.1 001 Official Report: Honoka
- 1.2 002 Project Epsilon
- 1.3 003 Epsilon Curse
- 1.4 004 DOATEC Oil Platform Explosion
- 1.5 005 Attack on Hayate
- 1.6 006 Runaway Ninja
- 1.7 007 Tenjinmon and Hajinmon
- 1.8 008 Ayame
- 1.9 009 The First DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
- 1.10 010 Assassination
- 1.11 011 Fame Douglas's Philosophy
- 1.12 012 Victor Donovan's Ambition
- 1.13 013 Maria's Death
- 1.14 014 Interim CEO
- 1.15 015 Tengu of Destruction
- 1.16 016 The Second DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
- 1.17 017 DOATEC GERMANY
- 1.18 018 Project Omega
- 1.19 019 The Black Forest
- 1.20 020 Helena's Imprisonment
- 1.21 021 The Third DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
- 1.22 022 Clones
- 1.23 023 Helena's Return to Power
- 1.24 024 Appointment of the New CEO
- 1.25 025 Lisa Hamilton
- 1.26 026 The Fourth DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
- 1.27 027 The Collapse
- 1.28 028 Regeneration on Two Fronts
- 1.29 029 The Fifth DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
- 1.30 030 Darkness within DOATEC
- 1.31 031 The Fallout of the Fifth Tournament
- 1.32 032 Torn Sky Blast
- 1.33 033 Tritowers
- 1.34 034 Helena Douglas
- 1.35 035 Opening Statement of the Sixth Tournament
- 1.36 036 Fame Douglas's Speech from the First Tournament (1)
- 1.37 037 Fame Douglas's Speech from the First Tournament (2)
- 1.38 038 Statement upon Appointment as CEO
- 1.39 039 Freedom Survivor
- 1.40 040 NiCO
- 1.41 041 Ilmu Padi
- 1.42 042 Zack Island
- 1.43 043 Sacred Miyama
- 1.44 044 A Fable
- 1.45 045 Character Introduction #1: Kasumi
- 1.46 046 Character Introduction #2: Ryu Hayabusa
- 1.47 047 Character Introduction #3: Tina
- 1.48 048 Character Introduction #4: Jann Lee
- 1.49 049 Character Introduction #5: Leifang
- 1.50 050 Character Introduction #6: Zack
- 1.51 051 Character Introduction #7: Bayman
- 1.52 052 Character Introduction #8: Bass
- 1.53 053 Character Introduction #9: Ayane
- 1.54 054 Character Introduction #10: Helena
- 1.55 055 Character Introduction #11: Hayate
- 1.56 056 Character Introduction #12: Hitomi
- 1.57 057 Character Introduction #13: Brad Wong
- 1.58 058 Character Introduction #14: Christie
- 1.59 059 Character Introduction #15: Eliot
- 1.60 060 Character Introduction #16: Kokoro
- 1.61 061 Character Introduction #17: La Mariposa (Lisa)
- 1.62 062 Character Introduction #18: Rig
- 1.63 063 Character Introduction #19: Mila
- 1.64 064 Character Introduction #20: Marie Rose
- 1.65 065 Character Introduction #21: Nyotengu
- 1.66 066 Character Introduction #22: Honoka
- 1.67 067 Character Introduction #23: Raidou
- 1.68 068 Character Introduction #24: NiCO
- 1.69 069 Character Introduction #25: Diego
- 1.70 070 Character Introduction #26: Gen Fu
- 1.71 071 Character Introduction #27: Bankotsubo
- 1.72 072 Character Introduction #28: Genra
- 1.73 073 Character Introduction #29: Kasumi α
- 1.74 074 Character Introduction #30: Alpha-152
- 1.75 075 Character Introduction #31: Phase 4
- 1.76 076 Character Introduction #32: Irene
- 1.77 077 Character Introduction #33: Leon
- 2 Trivia
- 2.1 001 A Fable
- 2.2 002 Emergency Booking
- 2.3 003 A New Mission
- 2.4 004 Communication
- 2.5 005 Periodic Report
- 2.6 006 Additional Mission
- 2.7 007 Fan Merchandise
- 2.8 008 STOP!
- 2.9 009 Valentine's Day
- 2.10 010 Manly Men
- 2.11 011 Hot Dog Disagreements
- 2.12 012 Legend
- 2.13 013 Lady of Fashion
- 2.14 014 Well-Bred
- 2.15 015 School Essay: My Father
- 2.16 016 Popular Establishment
- 2.17 017 Challenge Letter
- 2.18 018 New Assignment
- 2.19 019 Conversation in a Bar
- 2.20 020 Breach
- 2.21 021 Heian Era
- 2.22 022 By Lord Fool's Bed
- 2.23 023 Princess's Insight
- 2.24 024 Drunken Frenzy
- 3 Navigation box
001 Official Report: Honoka
Name: Honoka Age: 18 Occupation: Student Nationality: Japan
Participant in the 5th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
During the 2nd match of the 5th block of the Asian Qualifiers, the subject released a powerful burst of unexplainable energy from her right hand during her match against Thomas Blake. The energy burst knocked her opponent over, causing the subject to lose her footing at the same time, and interrupting the match. Both combatants suffered only minor injuries, but the subject was consequently disqualified from the tournament. It was confirmed that the subject has no memory of the incident in question.
002 Project Epsilon
DOATEC's next-generation regenerative medicine development project. In reality, however, it served as a means to conduct experiments on Hayate, in contribution to the project aiming to create a perfect super-human weapon led by Victor Donovan. The head researcher on the project was Lisa Hamilton. The experiment ended in failure, and Hayate went missing during transport following an accident at the research facility. Hayate was later discovered in the Black Forest by Hitomi. He suffered from amnesia and devoted himself to the pursuit of martial arts until he could regain his lost memories.
003 Epsilon Curse
Following the experiments conducted on him by M.I.S.T. as part of Project Epsilon, a control device remains implanted in Hayate's body. Lisa Hamilton disabled this device, known as the Epsilon Curse, during the battle to destroy DOATEC, led by Hayate. However, Donovan later placed its activation program under the control of Rig, now also known as Donovan Jr.
004 DOATEC Oil Platform Explosion
Immediately after the conclusion of the 5th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament, the oil platform that was used as the venue for the tournament has exploded in a ball of flame. All participants, spectators, and platform workers were evacuated via the Freedom Survivor, with no casualties. Rig, and one of the workers, Bass, proactively coordinated the evacuation efforts, and saved many lives. The platform was decommissioned on the orders from Helena, CEO of DOATEC. This incident has been consistently reported as an accident of unknown cause.
005 Attack on Hayate
Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu continues to pass down the highest quality techniques of martial arts that have been honed over centuries through pushing human beings to their very limits of skill and endurance, even in our modern age of information technology. Hayate, who was destined to become the 18th head of the clan, was the one to inherit the secret technique known as the Torn Sky Blast from his father, Shiden. Shiden received the technique instead of his older brother Raidou, who was removed from the line of succession because of his evil deeds and was expelled from the clan. However, Raidou also possessed a remarkable ability to immediately copy any move his opponents used against him. He wished to steal this move that was only passed among the leaders of the clan and he attacked the village in order to force Hayate to use it against him.
006 Runaway Ninja
Hayate was defeated by Raidou, and even though he managed to survive, he was no longer able to function as the leader of the clan. After much deliberation, Hayate's father, Shiden, decided that Hayate's sister, Kasumi, would be the one to take his place as the 18th head of the clan. Kasumi was subjected to Shiden's harsh daily training regimen with this purpose, but she was never told the truth of what had happened. One day, she learned the truth about her brother from her half-sister Ayane, after which she violated the Shinobi code and left the village in secret in order to avenge her brother.
007 Tenjinmon and Hajinmon
Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu clan includes two separate sects within itself. The Tenjinmon sect, led by Shiden, and the Hajinmon sect, led by Genra, are like two sides of the same coin. Since time immemorial, Hajinmon supported the legitimacy of the Tenjinmon sect from the shadows, with both sects governed by a strict code. When a ninja broke that code, it did not matter even if she was the future head of the clan, or that she had done it in order to seek revenge. The code allowed no exceptions. Thus, Genra had summoned Ayane, Raidou's illegitimate child, and gave her an order: "Runaways deserve no mercy. Capture is unnecessary. She is to be killed on sight."
Ayame, the wife of Shiden, and mother to his children, Hayate and Kasumi, is haunted by loathsome memories she desperately wishes to forget—the night when Raidou had assaulted her. Yet, whenever she sees the face of her daughter she had to give away to be raised by the Hajinmon sect, the terrible pain of those memories grips at her heart. One day, Ayane, a ninja raised by Genra, was summoned to the Tenjinmon village. The words she heard from the head of the clan there shook the young Ayane to her very soul. That was the day she learned that she was the accursed bastard child of the evil Raidou.
009 The First DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
While forced to fighter for her life against her pursuer and half-sister Ayane, Kasumi was also manipulated by a mysterious organization DOATEC into entering their fighting tournament known as DEAD OR ALIVE. Little did she realize that that would become her first step down the path toward a terrible destiny.
There, on the stage behind the tournament organizer Fame Douglas giving his speech, stood none other than Raidou, the man who had all but killed her brother. Why was he there?! She soon learned that Raidou had been hired as Fame Douglas's bodyguard, and was also a seeded fighter in the tournament.
"I did it, Brother..."
Kasumi had managed to defeat her nemesis, Raidou. However, another terrible incident had taken place during that very same first ever DEAD OR ALIVE tournament. DOATEC founder Fame Douglas was assassinated by an unidentified assailant aboard the Freedom Survivor, a ship that served as the very symbol of the company. The tournament was continued in order to hide the trust and avoid turmoil, and ended with Kasumi claiming victory. Just before the curtain could be drawn, however, a mysterious explosion occurred...
011 Fame Douglas's Philosophy
Fame Douglas was a legendary entrepreneur who developed the corporate behemoth that is DOATEC Heavy Industries in just a single generation. His philosophy behind the establishment of the DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament was to help bring about a brighter future by using a martial arts competition to showcase the vigorous spirits and the true strength of humans. This idealism should have also been shared by the corporate sector as the company philosophy of DOATEC as a whole, but he was betrayed by a mad scientist Victor Donovan, and a single bullet ended all of his glorious dreams.
012 Victor Donovan's Ambition
The managerial philosophy pursued by Fame Douglas was too idealistic and not an easy one to uphold in the face of the rapidly-developing global economy. After all, the human world is a place where wars do not cease to exist, no matter how much people campaign for peace.
In fact, using DOATEC's biotechnology on the bodies of the physically gifted tournament competitors held potential for the development of a special type of bioweapon that would allow its creators to grip the reins of power in the world. And that was exactly the direction Victor Donovan aimed to reconfigure the structure of the company in.
013 Maria's Death
Fame had six known lovers: Goldie, Anne, Maria, Isabella, Miyako, and Anastasia. Only Helena, a daughter he had with Maria, was recognized as his legitimate heir. As such, however, she was the one to be dragged into the power struggle for the fate of the company. A shot was fired during Helena's stage performance, but her mother Maria put her in the way of the bullet to trade her daughter's life for hers. Even though the assassination attempt failed, Christie, the one who was tasked with it, received no penalty for her mistake.
014 Interim CEO
The assassination of DOATEC's CEO was sensationalist news that captured the attention of the public for a long time. The media spun theories tirelessly, but the truth of what happened remained shrouded in mystery. In an attempt to bring some order and reassure the public, Fame's daughter Helena Douglas was appointed as acting CEO. Additionally, the 2nd DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament was announced at the very same press conference that unveiled her appointment. Victor Donovan, however, who still planned to seize total control of DOATEC, had already put the wheels in motion for his next plan.
015 Tengu of Destruction
A Tengu known as Gohyakumine Bankotsubo had murdered the leader of his own race and broke the rules of his realm, descending into the human world. He was a creature of pure evil that had no real ambitions or ties to the human world. The appearance of this being guided solely by a desire to overcome all else in its path threw the 2nd DEAD OR ALIVE tournament into a state of total mayhem. It was even rumored that the assassination of Fame Douglas was the work of this Tengu. The ninja Ryu Hayabusa, realizing the threat Bankotsubo posed, was the one who resolved to slay him. To do so, he entered the tournament himself.
016 The Second DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
Kasumi has disappeared after the accident during the 1st tournament, and Hayate, who was recuperating in the village, was kidnapped by an unknown assailant. With this, the Mugen Tenshin clan had lost both of its future leaders. The man pulling the strings behind the scenes none other Victor Donovan. His ambition, so evil that it had even attracted attention of Tengu, was leading the ninjas towards a tragic destiny. It was amidst all this that the Second DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament was commenced, with great fanfare.
017 DOATEC GERMANY
Donovan's evil plan was to use biotechnology to create the ultimate bioweapon which he could then use to gain ultimate control over the military and arms industry. The forefront of that development was situated in the research facilities of DOATEC GERMANY. Both Kasumi and Hayate were held there as test subjects, of the Project Alpha and Project Epsilon respectively. Ryu Hayabusa's assault on the facilities freed Kasumi and destroyed the laboratory in flames. Hayate was carried away by a helicopter that subsequently crashed, which led to Hayate going missing.
018 Project Omega
The leader of the Hajinmon sect of the Mugen Tenshin clan was a man known as Genra. In truth, however, Genra was already under the control of DOATEC, or more specifically, Donovan. Genra was the subject of Project Omega, Donovan's third superhuman development project. While its details remained shrouded in mystery, it was clear that in addition to the development of a bioweapon with superhuman strength, it also involved the control of this weapon by a third party. As seen in Genra's mysterious control over Ayane, and Genra's own manipulation at the hands of Donovan, the progress made in this evil scheme was evident.
019 The Black Forest
The helicopter that carried Hayate crashed into the vast woodland of the Black Forest, where the research facilities were hidden. Miraculously surviving the crash, Hayate had, however, lost his memory, and wandered aimlessly through the forest. He eventually was found by a karate student Hitomi, in the midst of her own secret training regime. Having encountered this mysterious stranger in the woods, Hitomi took him to her own home (her father's karate dojo). Once the man recovered his strength, they trained in the art of karate together. This mysterious man, who demonstrated a remarkable affinity for martial arts, was dubbed Ein.
020 Helena's Imprisonment
Although beset by mayhem on all sides, the Second DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament concluded without a major incident. However, within the DOATEC organization itself, criticism of Helena as CEO abounded, under the instigation of Donovan's supporters. Using this skillful manipulation of company opinion to his advantage, Donovan eventually managed to place Helena under his control. Appointing his assistant Christie to be her guard, he placed her under close supervision. However, with Ryu Hayabusa's activities becoming more prominent, Donovan decided to use Helena as a front to hide the truth and promulgate corporate propaganda, ordering her to participate in the Third DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament.
021 The Third DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
Ryu Hayabusa did remarkable work in exposing the truth behind DOATEC, the descent of the Tengu, Genra's turn to evil, and the multiple superhuman development plans. Thanks to this, the situation seemed to be coming under control. Unfortunately, however, it turned out that they had only exposed the tip of the iceberg. Having realized that DOATEC had infiltrated his people and having regained the memories he lost through Project Epsilon, Hayate set off on a quest to defeat his own clansman, who had been rendered a puppet of the enemy. Ryu Hayabusa encouraged Hayate to enter the third tournament, and to prepare for the battle against Genra that would surely await.
While Hayate and the others trained, Kasumi decided not to return to the villages, and wandered the wilderness as a traitor to her people. Even though it was to avenge her fallen brother, she had broken the code that governed them. She could never return. However, that was not the only reason she had to remain on the run. Project Alpha—the plan carried out by DOATEC GERMANY to create a powered-up clone version of Kasumi—has been successful, and a clone known as Kasumi α was out there. For Kasumi, this was a nightmare that she had to end with her own hands.
023 Helena's Return to Power
Genra, who had been reduced to a mere puppet, had been successfully slain. A single tear ran down the cheek of Ayane, who had been forced to bury the man who raised her. Swearing that he would not allow them to have their way his village any longer, Hayate vowed to destroy DOATEC as head of the Mugen Tenshin clan. At the same time, those opposed to Donovan's regime began to hold sway within DOATEC. Helena was free, and resumed control over the company. Forced onto the back foot, Donovan and his allies continued their plan in secret, advancing Project Alpha to its next phase, via the development of Alpha-152.
024 Appointment of the New CEO
Although she had assumed the position of the CEO of DOATEC, Helena remained highly conflicted. If she allowed Donovan to develop his Project Alpha, it could pose a threat not only to the future of the company, but to the future of all mankind. But if she used force to the issue, DOATEC, the company her father had built, would go down in history as an enemy of the people. Helena embarked upon a dangerous gamble. She decided to use the desire for vengeance burning in the hearts of Hayate and the other ninjas, all of whom hated the company with passion, to destroy Donovan's plan and disguise it as a terrorist attack.
025 Lisa Hamilton
There was a person who provided Helena with unexpected assistance in her dangerous gambit. In fact, Lisa Hamilton was the one who had orchestrated the crash of the helicopter that transported Hayate. Hayate's miraculous survival was also due to Hamilton's ministrations. Furthermore, during the 4th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament, it was she who had leaked the information concerning Alpha-152 and the whereabouts of the lab to Hayate and the ninjas via the CIA. Her actions seem to be motivated by her contempt towards Donovan.
026 The Fourth DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
In this way, the script and the cast had been confirmed, and the stage was set for the action to begin. Helena Douglas proudly declared the Fourth DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament open, and raised the curtain on this fateful event. The DOATEC Tritowers, company headquarters and home to the tournament, gradually sunk into deeper and deeper chaos. With Alpha-152 about to wake for the first time down in the lab, the stage was reaching its climax. Helena had been waiting for this moment. As the flames licked higher, she reached for the key to a safety lock...
027 The Collapse
The explosive device implanted within the towers activated, and they began to collapse. Helena Douglas stood atop, waiting for the end of her life. It would all finally be over... Closing her eyes, she saw before her the images of her father, Fame, and her mother, Maria. "Farewell," she thought. Yet, just as the flames were about to reach her, she was swept high into the air. Just in the nick of time, a helicopter had appeared, and Zack had whisked her away from the collapsing towers.
028 Regeneration on Two Fronts
Two years after the collapse of the Tritowers, Helena devoted her every energy to rebuilding the DOATEC organization. Donovan's bioweapon projects had all been frozen and dismantled. It seemed that the organization had been purged of corruption at last. But in reality, Donovan had not been defeated, and was continuing his activities covertly. M.I.S.T. had been established as new stand-alone organization carrying on the high-level biotechnology projects originally developed by DOATEC. Project Alpha, which had been developed using Kasumi's body, was moved to its next terrible phase by this new entity.
029 The Fifth DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament
Phase 4 is the final phase of Project Alpha. With Kasumi's clone as the original base, a new bioweapon capable of mimicking the appearances and abilities of other ninjas was ready for action. As fate would have it, Helena's pronouncement of the opening of the Fifth DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament, meant to show the world DOATEC's glorious rebirth, would actually signal the arrival of mankind's greatest nightmare...
030 Darkness within DOATEC
This may be an opportune moment to revisit the various incidents that took place. It has already been stated that the assassination of founder Fame Douglas was planned and ordered by Donovan. It has also been stated that Fame Douglas had six different lovers at one time or another. It should not be ignored that a tangled web of jealousy and hatred existed between these women, and this led to certain incidents. A theory exists that the assassination of Douglas was actually a conspiracy between Donovan and Fame's second lover, Anne.
031 The Fallout of the Fifth Tournament
The 5th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament, held under the auspices of the new DOATEC, ended in victory for Jann Lee. However, the oil platform where the tournament was held turned out to also be the location of the M.I.S.T. lab. In addition, a range of other major problems were discovered, including the involvement of Fame's former lover and Kokoro's mother, Miyako, herself an executive board member of DOATEC, with M.I.S.T. The corporate restructuring which Helena had placed so much faith in was in danger of being rendered meaningless. And Donovan's evil had already enveloped Rig, the supervisor of the oil platform itself...
032 Torn Sky Blast
A ninjutsu technique of the Mugen Tenshin school, this secret move is passed down only among the heads of the Tenjinmon sect. The ultimate attack, it enables the user to turn even the most desperate situation to their advantage. Both Hayate, who fell victim to Raidou's assault, and Kasumi, who was selected to be the next heir, trained hard in order to acquire this technique. In her battle against Raidou during the 1st DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament, Kasumi pitted her version of the Torn Sky Blast against Raidou's, and narrowly triumphed. After Hayate's recovery, he was allowed to use the technique as well, and demonstrated its effectiveness in training against Ryu Hayabusa and in the battle against Genra. The move is also sometimes referred to as "Rekku-Jinpusatsu."
The headquarters of DOATEC, and an impressive symbol the company's overwhelming power. The building consisted of three 999-meter high towers. The 4th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament was held atop an aerial helipad deck joining the three towers at their peaks. The deck also served a structural purpose for the building. The interior was decorated with marble, in a distinctly different design from ordinary office buildings. Alpha-152's cultivation lab was located in the basement, where the project was being brought to its final stage by Donovan's people.
034 Helena Douglas
A child born between Fame Douglas and Maria, a world-famous soprano. As has already been mentioned, Maria was one of Fame's many lovers, but only Helena was ever recognized as legitimate heir to the Douglas fortune. With mother's artistic spirit running through her veins, Helena made a name for herself as a famous prima donna, while also mastering the Chinese martial art of Pigua Quan. It was not hard to see that was the very embodiment of her father's ideals. It was in this way that Helena's character was developed.
035 Opening Statement of the Sixth Tournament
I hereby announce that we plan to stage the 6th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament. [Abridged] As most of you will be aware, this tournaments offers an opportunity for the world's greatest fighters from any and all disciplines to face each other in the ultimate fighting competition. Only those with the courage to constantly seek out others of remarkable skill, with the determination to pursue strength wherever it may take them, with the tenacity to withstand the harshest training, and who have grown into well-rounded human beings as a result will be allowed to stand on this stage.
036 Fame Douglas's Speech from the First Tournament (1)
This tournament is [...] known as the most prestigious combat tournament in the world, thrown open to competitors from across the globe to discover who is the strongest fighter on this planet. I also believe that this test of skill as the fighters pit their physical might against one another in the time-honored tradition of hand-to-hand combat, provides us with an opportunity to reexamine the flaws in our current social system, in which we rely too heavily on the continued development of science and technology.
037 Fame Douglas's Speech from the First Tournament (2)
It is true, of course, that mankind has learned much from the mistakes of its past, and has used that knowledge to overcome many difficulties. Today, diligent research and human ingenuity has [...] made the impossible possible, and we continue our quest to break free of historical constrictions and forge new frontiers for society [...] with a healthy, pioneering spirit. I see clear parallels between this spirit of inquiry for the future and the actions of martial artists who [...] seek to built a healthy mind and body [...] through an understanding of their own spirit forged by the harshest training regimens.
038 Statement upon Appointment as CEO
As I am sure everyone is well aware, DOATEC Heavy Industries is a wide-reaching conglomerate with interests in many fields, operated based on the latest managerial and strategic philosophies. It is anything but the kind of company run by a single, charismatic leader. Therefore, [...] I, Helena Douglas, hereby declare before you all that despite the death of my father, Fame Douglas, there will be no change or negative impact on the DOATEC's operations.
039 Freedom Survivor
A multi-purpose, super-sized cruise liner designed and built by the shipbuilding sector of DOATEC Heavy Industries. Operated as a premier cruise ship bearing passengers to ports around the world, it also functions as a floating office building. While the ship's bridge has been constructed on the foretop platform, its maintop platform features the CEO's command room. Primary specifications: Length 450m; Beam 70m; Height 125m; Full load displacement 335,000t; Installed power DOA-5000 type gas turbine engine x 6; 450,000HP; Speed 50 knots.
The time continued to flow since the disappearance of NiCO's father, a famed biotechnology researcher. Wishing to follow in her father's footsteps, NiCO enrolled at MIT. While there, she visited Brunei as part of an intercollegiate research program, where she had the opportunity to watch a Pencak Silat match. Finding herself attracted by its unique history and the fundamental philosophy of "ilmu padi," NiCO devoted herself to learning Silat while continuing her studies. One day, at a Silat practice match, NiCO was approached with a proposition by an individual from a certain organization.
041 Ilmu Padi
Pencak Silat is a martial from the nations of Southeast Asia, boasting over a millennium's worth of history and tradition. Its most fundamental philosophy is known as "ilmu padi," the "teachings of the rice field." Just as heads of the rice plants bow lower the more mature they grow, this martial art places great focus on personal growth through the virtues of gratitude and consideration for others, which are developed through training.
042 Zack Island
After claiming victory in the third tournament, Zack to his winnings to the casino, and succeeded in acquiring a vast sum of money. He then used that cash to purchase in island in the tropical paradise which he named Zack Island. Constructing a major resort facility on the island, he then invited only female fighters to the island under the fraudulent promise of participation in the Fourth DOA Tournament. In fact, what actually took place there was a beach volleyball tournament, only open to bikini-clad beauties! Zack's fantasy had been brought to life!
043 Sacred Miyama
This place serves as a gateway connecting the heavenly and earthly realms.
It is also a sacred ground for the members of the Mugen Tenshin clan, standing in the austere silence of the mountaintop behind their village. The holy tree dominating the place had long been revered by the ninjas as a divine presence overlooking and protecting their village at the foot of the mountain. A protective barrier was normally in place to prevent access, but Bankotsubo broke that barrier and descended to the human realm. There is a display recreating this location in the museum attached to the DOA Colosseum.
044 A Fable
Her appearance is that of a beautiful human woman. Thrice has she descended to the Land of the Rising Sun. Her first visit was in the Heian Era, when she descended on the seventh day of the seclusion of a high priest in a cave on a certain island. Her dance was seen as the appearance of an angel, and later spawned the custom of the Iwaya Pilgrimage. Her second visit was when she appeared by the bedside of a young general known as the Fool, which was believed to be an auspicious dream. After this, he managed to annihilate the great army of the east when they attacked. And now, her third appearance. The ambition of the northern king led to the dispatch of black ships to the great land to the west. Encountering a mighty storm, all seemed lost until an angel appeared and guided them to safety. In every case, her appearance was said to be accompanied by ringing laughter.
045 Character Introduction #1: Kasumi
THE KUNOICHI OF DESTINY:
A successor of the traditional Tenjinmon style of the legendary Mugen Tenshin ninja clan. She is not fond of violence, but she carries an unmoving resolve in her heart. After her brother was attacked by Raidou, she abandoned her clan and became a "runaway ninja" in order to avenge him, which resulted in her being hunted by her own sister Ayane. Now her mission is to find and destroy the clones DOATEC had created using her as the model.
Even the most seasoned fighters have difficulty guarding against her elegant and varied attacks, executed at remarkable speed.
046 Character Introduction #2: Ryu Hayabusa
THE ULTIMATE NINJA:
A super ninja, master of the ancient Hayabusa style Ninjutsu. His strength has been recounted in numerous tales. As a longtime friend of Hayate, when the latter was attacked by Raidou, and his sister Kasumi went missing, Ryu had to leave his peaceful life with his partner Irene and set out to help them. He was instrumental in solving numerous trouble that have occurred in the world of DOA.
He is famous for his awesome Izuna Drop, a powerful single blow attack that can be performed even from strikes or holds.
047 Character Introduction #3: Tina
SUPERSTAR OF A THOUSAND DREAMS:
The only daughter of a legendary professional wrestler, Bass. Despite her father's intentions to raise her as a champion wrestler, she used the ring as a stepping stone to pursue her own dreams in life, such as becoming a model, actress, and even a rock star. Now, her newest dream is to run for the post of the governor?! What else will she come up with this time?
An all-rounder, with a variety of powerful throws and strikes in her arsenal.
048 Character Introduction #4: Jann Lee
A SCORCHING SOUL:
Master of Jeet Kune Do, nicknamed "Dragon." He constantly seeks to test himself against the most fearsome opponents. He cares more about the level of skill than the level of fame, and keeps up his training even after taking the Champion's title in a previous tournament. He joins DEAD OR ALIVE tournaments seeking a true challenge that will make his blood boil once more.
Possessing powerful knock-back attacks, he is adept at taking advantage of walls and Danger Zones.
049 Character Introduction #5: Leifang
THE T'AI CHI CH'UAN GENIUS:
Leifang is a true prodigy of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Coming from an affluent family, she is a rather prideful young woman, and in the past Jann Lee had hurt that pride by saving her from a group of thugs, prompting her to focus on her training more fiercely. Since that incident, Leifang has polished her T'ai Chi skills and entered the DOA Tournament multiple times, aiming to defeat "that guy" and prove her strength to him. Yet, perhaps her feelings towards him have begun to shift from competitiveness into something more...
Her strength lies in T'ai Chi holds that use her opponents' power against them, and powerful attacks from "Sabaki" and "Inashi" parries.
050 Character Introduction #6: Zack
THE FUNKY DJ:
Zack has incredible fighting instincts, and learned Muay Thai just by imitation. His original reason for competing in the DEAD OR ALIVE tournaments was to grab the hefty prize money. Positive in all things, this funky DJ has the uncanny knack of being able to pull off even the most outrageous outfits. But this time, is he showing a new, more mature side...?
His unorthodox style of Muay Thai is so unfettered and free of the restrictions of form that it makes his moves practically unreadable.
051 Character Introduction #7: Bayman
THE MAN WHO OVERCAME DEATH:
A man of few words, Bayman used to be a professional assassin who carried out his tasks with the utmost perfection. He first joined the DOA Tournament because he was the one tasked with the assassination of Fame Douglas. However, at the end of the mission he was betrayed by his employer, who tried to murder him to tie the loose ends. The scar on his face became the seal of promise to carry out his revenge for this betrayal, and with the support of Helena as the head of DOATEC, he now hunts his former employer Donovan and his secret organization M.I.S.T., to destroy them once and for all.
Bayman is a hold specialist who uses Combat Sambo, a close-quarters fighting style of the Russian military.
052 Character Introduction #8: Bass
KING OF THE RING:
An immensely strong former professional wrestler. He always worries about his and his late wife's only daughter Tina, as she keeps chasing various dreams, trying herself out as a model, an actress, and even a rock star, instead of keeping with the family legacy and focusing on becoming a world-class wrestler. Bass had moved to New York, bringing Rig with him, after the DOATEC plant they both worked on was destroyed, but what does he plan to do now?
He overwhelms his opponents with his impressive raw power and versatile throwing techniques. A single blow of his can be enough to change the tide of any fight.
053 Character Introduction #9: Ayane
THE KILLER KUNOICHI:
The brilliant kunoichi of the Hajinmon sect, the shadow sect of the Mugen Tenshin clan. Ayane was cursed to live in shadows by the circumstances of her birth, and was raised by Genra, the leader of the Hajinmon sect. She was the one ordered to hunt down her half-sister Kasumi, who had deserted the clan. She is troubled by her feelings towards Kasumi, because she envied her for having everything Ayane couldn't have, and now despises her for betraying it all of her own free will, but deep inside she also remembers how close they were in their childhood, and can't bring herself to truly hate her for the sake of their mother.
Her ever-changing moves are polished to the extent where her opponents can never see what is coming.
054 Character Introduction #10: Helena
The young CEO of the enormous DOATEC conglomerate. She is a daughter of the DOATEC founder Fame Douglass and his lover, world-famous soprano, Maria. A young star prima donna of the opera world, and a master of the Chinese martial art known as Pigua Quan. Though the company was once involved in the development of terrifying biological weapons, Helena is seeking to start anew. Following in her father's steps in upholding the ideology of "mens sana in corpore sano," she has announced the 6th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament.
Helena excels at using the low 'bokuho' stance to smoothly evade her opponent's attacks, before choosing the perfect moment to launch devastating counters."
055 Character Introduction #11: Hayate
THE WIND OF THE HEAVENS:
The 18th leader of the Mugen Tenshin clan, Kasumi's older brother, and a good friend and rival of Ryu Hayabusa. After suffering a defeat from Raidou, he was made into an experiment subject in a DOATEC laboratory, and had temporarily lost his memories. After being discovered by Hitomi, he became known as Ein and joined the 2nd DOA Tournament, where he was able to rediscover his own self. Hayate swore to repay DOATEC for everything that was done to him and his family. He is concerned about Kasumi, and currently follows in the tracks of a tattooed man, who thinks will bring him closer to finding Donovan.
056 Character Introduction #12: Hitomi
THE FIST OF INNOCENCE:
Hitomi is of mixed Japanese-German descent, and had been trained in karate from a very young age. In the past, she had found and rescued Ein who had lost his memories, and while they were learning karate in her father's dojo, she had begun to develop feelings for him. He, however, chose to leave her behind to re-discover his own past. Now, Hitomi continues her own training with her feelings towards him still hidden close to her heart.
A well-balanced fighter in terms of speed, power, and reach, she also uses moves that combine both offensive and defensive elements in one.
057 Character Introduction #13: Brad Wong
THE DRUNKEN FIGHTER:
A master of Zui Ba Xian Quan, he can usually be found with drink in his hand.
Aloof and never flustered, he loves women almost as much as he loves good liquor. He was spending his days training in the remote mountains of China, until his master ordered him to go on a journey for a legendary mysterious liquor. He has entered the 3rd and 4th Tournaments, but skipped the 5th, joining Eliot on his travels. His reasons for entering the tournament are unclear.
He specializes in confusing his opponent by using a range of unpredictable attacks from such unusual stance as standing on one foot, standing on his head, facing backwards, and even laying down on the ground.
058 Character Introduction #14: Christie
BLOOD SOAKED SNAKE-HANDS:
A cold-blooded assassin and a master of the art of Shequan (Snake Fist).
Former associate and a rival of Bayman. She was placed in charge of arranging the assassination of Fame Douglas by Victor Donovan, and also monitored Helena's movements for him under the guise of working as her attendant. Currently she works for M.I.S.T. as Donovan's loyal servant, and her true relation to Rig is still cover in mystery.
Like a snake, she approaches the enemy while dodging attacks, then— faster than the eye can see— brings them down with a single deadly blow.
059 Character Introduction #15: Eliot
APPRENTICE OF THE IRON FIST:
Gen Fu's only apprentice and practitioner of Xing Yi Quan. Eliot is an orphan, and he remains uncertain of why his master chose him to be his one and only disciple. It is in search of an answer to this that he has decided to enter the 4th Tournament. In order to hone his skills, he has left his master's side and set off on a journey of self-discovery. Where, for some reason, he soon found himself accompanied by Brad Wong. Eventually, his training paid off, and he able to learn the legendary Xinyi Liuhe Quan, entering the 6th DOA Tournament as a truly first-rate martial artist.
He charges forth, unleashing a furious volley of consecutive attacks, mixing together both Xingyi Quan and Xinyi Liuhe Quan styles.
060 Character Introduction #16: Kokoro
THE BA JI DANCER:
A young woman training to become a maiko and in the art of Ba Ji Quan in Kyoto, she has matured and improved her skills with every DOA Tournament. Cheerful and positive, she has developed a lithe and graceful fighting style combining both hard and soft elements, representing the spirit she has refined through her maiko training. But what goes through her heart now, as her mother Miyako, the fifth lover of DOATEC founder Fame Douglas, has decided to defect to M.I.S.T., leaving Kokoro behind?
She has very powerful mid-range attacks, using elbow and palm thrusts, and specializes in throw moves aimed to destroy her opponent's stance.
061 Character Introduction #17: La Mariposa (Lisa)
THE IMMORTAL BUTTERFLY:
Tina's rival from her professional wrestling days. A luchadora proficient in a range of spectacular and acrobatic attacks. Beneath her mask, however, she is the DOATEC's researcher Lisa Hamilton, the head of the Project Epsilon, which was used to conduct experiments on Hayate. During the 5th Tournament she was caught in the explosion following the deadly battle between Rig and Hayate, and it was rumored that La Mariposa had retired...
062 Character Introduction #18: Rig
THE KICKS OF TRUTH AND DECEIT:
Rig used to work as the supervisor and chief engineer on the oil platform owned by DOATEC that was burned during the 5th Tournament. He had lived on that platform since he was a child, and after the accident, not knowing anything about his own origins, and having nowhere else to go, he moved to New York to live with his friend. Thrown into this new life without the only work he knew, Rig was faced with too much free time and boredom he was not used to.
He is a master of taekwondo, and his style keeps evolving, becoming more and more tricky and acrobatic.
063 Character Introduction #19: Mila
THE HOT-BLOODED CHAMP:
A young up-and-coming mixed martial arts champion who has scored spectacular victories all over the world. She is a devoted fan of Bass, her admiration towards him is so intense that one of her biggest dreams is actually to meet him in the ring. She spends her days training at the gym in between shifts of her part time jobs to make that dream come true. Her true charm lies in that earnestness and the tomboyish personality of hers.
Mila is an aggressive MMA fighter who mixes quick, orthodox strikes with a strong follow-up ground game from her takedowns.
064 Character Introduction #20: Marie Rose
WICKED LIL' SERVANT:
Marie Rose seems to be employed as Helena's maid, but her true character is shrouded in mystery. This time, she sets out on a training journey with Honoka as a part of a certain mission... But who is she really, and what secrets are hiding behind that devilish smile?
Despite her cute and delicate appearance, she displays a total mastery of the Russian military martial art of Systema. Systema emphasizes constant fluidity of movement and allows Marie Rose to use her small frame to her advantage, turning the opponents' attacks against them, outmaneuvering them with a variety of tricky moves.
065 Character Introduction #21: Nyotengu
NAUGHTY TENGU PRINCESS:
Legends of the Nyotengu persist in mountainous regions of Japan. Part of the Black Tengu Tribe, she is from a different group to Bankotsubo. Her beauty is famed throughout the land, and has been spoken of for generations. She has descended to the human realm to appease her boredom. She was attracted by the rumors of one Ryu Hayabusa, the human who defeated Bankotsubo.
Versed in Tengu-do, she fights with powerful strikes that belie her graceful beauty, and uses her wings to execute aerial attacks that defy the norms of human capabilities.
066 Character Introduction #22: Honoka
SUPER-SECRET FIGHTER CHICK:
A sweet, and easygoing kind of girl on one hand, and a true martial arts buff on the other. Honoka is a simple girl, raised by her gentle and loving grandmother, so what is her secret? That would be the mysterious power that allows her to copy perfectly the moves she has seen others perform. While allowed her to create her "Honoka Fu" style and compete on par with famous fighters, seeing her own right hand emit some strange kind of glow has her justly worried...
Honoka has created her own unique style, which she calls "Honoka Fu," by combining her favorite moves copied from various fighters she observed. In her Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance, however, she is imbued with an unbelievable strength and becomes capable even of techniques she has never seen before.
067 Character Introduction #23: Raidou
THE REGENERATION OF BRUTALITY:
Raidou was believed to have been killed in the explosion during the 1st DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament, but his body was secretly recovered and revived using DOATEC's biotechnology. However, he no longer has any mind of his own, and has devolved into a madman who desires only strength and destruction.
With Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu as a base, he uses his mimicry skills to copy various powerful moves of other styles as well. He favors a power-focused fighting style, making use of his colossal physique, using both moves stolen from others, and his own, such as the Tenho-Gorai-Sho and the Rekku-Jinraisatsu.
068 Character Introduction #24: NiCO
THE LIGHTNING TECHNOMASTER:
A genius scientist, introduced under the codename NiCO, she is the one in whose hands Donovan has placed the newest M.I.S.T. secret development project. Despite her youthful and innocent appearance, she provides a genuine threat to the ninjas with her sharp, analytical mind and her natural sense for martial arts. Although, it would seem that she also has her own reasons for undertaking this assignment...
NiCO is a practitioner of Pencak Silat, a historic martial art of Indonesia. She also employs her three "EMF" rings to boost her attacks and allow her to move with an ultrahigh speed.
069 Character Introduction #25: Diego
THE UNCROWNED STREET HERO:
Diego grew up on the back streets of New York. He began fighting in street competitions to earn money and support his sick mother, and has continued to do so ever since. Being rumored to be the strongest fighter in his neighborhood, he is seen as a sort of hero by many children there. Though appears to be very distrusting and indifferent towards the world outside, perhaps...
Diego's style is the raw and ruthless style of dark alleys. Everything goes in a street fight, whether it is hard punches, tackles, or headbutts. Many of his stronger moves are also based on his experience of fighting in confined quarters, and next to walls.
070 Character Introduction #26: Gen Fu
THE LEGENDARY IRON FIST:
Despite his advanced age, he originally entered the DOA Tournaments to earn money for medical treatment for his granddaughter, Mei Lin. Over the course of several tournaments, however, her condition has improved. There is also nothing left for him to teach his protégé, the young loner Eliot. All that remains for him to do is hone his art just a little longer, until he can see his first great-grandchild. Now all Gen Fu wants is to live out what remains of his life in peace.
071 Character Introduction #27: Bankotsubo
TENGU OF DESTRUCTION:
Gohyakumine Bankotsubo is a being of true evil and the root of all misfortune. He refused to limit his misbehavior to the Tengu realm, and broke the laws of his kind to descend into the human world. Joining forces with earthly evil, he decided to participate in the DOA tournament. Evil he may be, but a divine and regal presence he is nonetheless. Ryu Hayabusa swore his intention in respectful tones. "It will be my honor to eradicate your evil from the face of this land."
072 Character Introduction #28: Genra
PUPPET OF DECEPTION:
Master of the Hajinmon sect of the Mugen Tenshin clan, devoted to serving the Tenjinmon sect from the shadows, and a foster father to Ayane. Despite being implicitly trusted by the clan's head, Shiden, Genra had gradually turned his back on the main sect of the clan. Perhaps the trigger was Raidou's betrayal, or perhaps it was a result of the unknown stresses endured by one fated to live in the shadows... In his vulnerable state, he was then used by DOATEC for Project Omega. The final result of the project was that Genra was turned into a being of pure evil, a puppet under the total control of Donovan...
073 Character Introduction #29: Kasumi α
LOST SOUL SPAWNED BY EVIL:
First-generation clone born based on Kasumi's DNA, created as a part of Project Alpha led by the Donovan group within DOATEC. While her combat ability is essentially identical to Kasumi's, the differences in the environments in which they were raised mean that she is slightly more open and carefree in character. "I just really like you, Hayate..." It would seem that Kasumi's deep feelings for her brother, Hayate, have been passed on to this conflicted soul as well.
074 Character Introduction #30: Alpha-152
THE ULTIMATE HYPERCLONE:
A man-made life form in the shape of a woman with a semi-transparent body. Hyperclone number 152, made from Kasumi α's DNA. After escaping during the Fourth DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament, she was isolated in an on-platform lab by M.I.S.T., before being slain by Kasumi α, who tracked down her location. There is no way of knowing at the present time just what number clone that was.
075 Character Introduction #31: Phase 4
THE TRAGIC WEAPON:
Codename: "Kasumi Alpha Phase 4." "Phase 4" indicates the final clone weapon production phase of M.I.S.T.'s Project Alpha. This is the first prototype model of that phase. She has the capacity to replicate the abilities and attacks of all ninjas, but only within the laboratory. It is possible that she share the memories of the original Kasumi, making her a tragic figure - designed and forced to perform as an unthinking weapon, while possessing the memories and spirit of a human being.
076 Character Introduction #32: Irene
AGENT OF REFINED GRACE:
A CIA agent supporting Ryu Hayabusa. Her code name is "Sea Swallow." It is believed that the CIA has been investigating the nature of the bioweapon development projects run by DOATEC and M.I.S.T. Her role, however, is purely to provide support to Ryu Hayabusa. (Appears in DOA Dimensions.)
077 Character Introduction #33: Leon
This man once had a woman whom he loved deeply—the proud young thief of the desert, Lauren, who died on its sands. "The man I love... is the strongest man in the world..." were her final words. In order to make these dying words of his lover the truth, he wanders the earth seeking out of mighty foes. He has still not found the end of his path.
001 A Fable
A certain island nation in the Far East had long bewitched adventurers as a land overflowing with gold and other riches. The treacherous sea voyage to this mystical land had wrecked many ships and claimed lives of many sailors. So few had reached the land that tales of its riches had begun to take a life of their own. This land had long been in the turmoil of war, and its king's reign was not yet absolute. An ambitious leader of a minor country within this land turned his back on the king, and made a deal with a foreign land to invite in their armada... There are many still today who insist that this pirate ship is the final remnant of that grand dream...
002 Emergency Booking
Hayate: "I see. Well, sorry to bother you."
Ayane: "...Master Hayate."
Hayate: "You heard. We have to head there at once."
Ayane: "Yes, but..."
Hayate: "What is it?"
Ayane: "Zack's helicopter... It's already..."
Marie: "Lady Helena, I have arranged for a suite room through to the port of New York."
Helena: "Thank you. Zack's a busy man, so I suppose it can't be helped."
Marie: "His companion seems most pleased."
Helena: "...His companion?"
003 A New Mission
Honoka: "Marie! Terrible news!"
Marie: "Huh? What's the matter, Honoka?"
Honoka: "I failed a test at school..."
Honoka: "What am I going to do? I have to sit the test again, and if I fail next time, I won't be able to compete in the tournament!"
Marie: "Hmm... That is a problem..."
Honoka: "Marie, you have to tutor me! Please!"
Marie: "What...?! Uh, I guess I could do that..."
Honoka: Yay! Thank you! Thank you so much!"
Christie: "So, how's the pasta here?"
NiCO: "...Why do I have to eat with you?"
Christie: "What's wrong with a couple of girls grabbing lunch together?"
NiCO: "I suppose if you insist we need to communicate more."
Christie: "You're so serious. You need to enjoy life more."
NiCO: "I am only interested in completing my work."
Christie: "Hmph. Anyway, tell me - what do you really think of Donovan?"
NiCO: "...Excessively creepy."
005 Periodic Report
Marie: "...Lady Helena. This is Marie Rose, making my periodic report...! No major issues have been detected with the observation subject. There are also no signs of spontaneous discharge."
Helena: "I see. Thank you, Marie."
Marie: "Honoka is... Ah! Honoka! No, no, no... Click."
Marie: "Beep... beep... beep..."
Helena: "Hehe. Looks like they're getting along just fine."
006 Additional Mission
Helena: "How are things looking on your end?"
Bayman: "I've confirmed the location of the M.I.S.T. lab. I'll send you the coordinates."
Helena: "Hehe. One can always count on a pro."
Bayman: "How about you?"
Helena: "The tournament was a success, as expected. I will be joining you shortly."
Bayman: "Roger that. The ninjas ought to clean things up around here. A private helicopter should be enough.
Helena: "In that case, I'll ask Zack. By the way, I have another small request for you."
Bayman: "Your little pet, right? I got it covered."
007 Fan Merchandise
Mila: "Eliot! If you really want to become stronger, I have just the thing for you!"
Eliot: "Really? What is it?"
Mila: "These! Training goods signed by Bass! These are Bass's dumbbells! And this is Bass's chest expander!"
Eliot: "I... I don't want any of these!"
Mila: "Don't be silly! First, try some Bass milk, loaded with protein!"
Eliot: "... Can I just have the milk?"
Brad: "Excuse me, young lady. Do you mind if I borrow that tomato juice you're drinking?"
Marie: "Huh? Hey, keep your hands off...!"
Brad: "See, you and I will mix together like this..."
Marie: "No...! Stop it, please! ...Huh?"
Brad: "Here you go."
Honoka: "Wow! That's so pretty! Isn't it, Marie?"
Marie: "Uh... yeah."
Brad: "This here is a cocktail called a Bloody Mary. Give it a try."
Marie & Honoka: "Underage drinking is a felony!"
009 Valentine's Day
Leifang: "Hey, Hitomi, are you going to give chocolates to anyone?"
Hitomi: "Huh? I guess... if I run into him... What about you, Leifang?"
Leifang: "Huh?! I, er, I suppose... A guy like that... Nah, he's probably not the type..."
Hitomi: "Hehe… Do you... want to make some together...?"
Leifang: "Make some what?"
Hitomi: "Chocolates, obviously."
Leifang: "Hah, I suppose. If it's for you, I can make an extra effort. After all, you and I are sworn allies."
010 Manly Men
Jann: "...That was a good fight."
Diego: "...You're strong."
Jann: "...Here. Have some."
Diego: "Oh… Thanks… This is pretty good."
Diego: "Hehe, that's some awfully cute wrapping paper."
Jann: "It's a gift I got a while ago... I don't eat sweets."
Diego: "...Hey, are you sure it's okay for me to eat this? Isn't this…?"
Jann: "You just make sure you enter the next tournament."
Diego: "Ah... Hey, wait...""
011 Hot Dog Disagreements
Tina: "Hey! Didn't I tell you not to put salsa on a hot dog?"
Lisa: "This is normal for me! It's much better than ketchup, that's for sure!"
Zack: "Hey, now, ladies, let's not fight! I think we can all agree that the best topping for a hot dog is mayonnaise! Here, I'll give you some!"
Tina & Lisa: "Zack!"
Tina: "Mayonnaise is awful!"
Lisa: "It's an insult, is what it is!"
Bass: "Oh! Tell me, little lady, where did you learn that move?"
Honoka: "Oh, this? I saw it on TV once. A great big man used it!"
Bass: "Hahahaha... Is that right? So you're a fan of mine..."
Honoka: "But that man was a terrible bully! He hit poor unsuspecting people over the head with chairs, and screamed insults into a microphone...!"
Bass: "W-well... The thing about that is..."
Honoka: "I know you're a perfect gentleman, Bass, so you'd never do anything like that, right?"
013 Lady of Fashion
Kokoro: "You really do have some style, you know."
Nyotengu: "Do I?"
Kokoro: "But you mustn't wear your kimono so loose. It's not right. I'll fix it for you."
Nyotengu: "Huh? Weren't you just saying how stylish I was...?"
Kokoro: "And the folded tuck here and your belt... They're just so sloppy. Here you go."
Kokoro: "There! Now isn't that much neater and tidier!"
Kokoro: "Still, it just doesn't suit you to dress in such a proper manner."
Nyotengu: "You're the one who did it!"
Helena: "Rig, what are you doing?"
Rig: "What do you mean? I'm eating my lunch."
Helena: "Lunch? But why are you pouring hot water into that box?"
Rig: "These are cup noodles... This is how you make them."
Helena: "Cup of noodles? Some sort of pasta dish?"
Rig: "You mean... you don't know what they are?"
Helena: "O-Of course I do. I've heard of them."
Rig: (Only heard of them?)
015 School Essay: My Father
My father is a researcher.
He studies hard to try and help a lot of people.
My father is always reading books.
He puts me on his knee, and explains the books to me.
My father is so wonderful when he is talking about his books.
When I grow up, I want to be a researcher just like my father.
Then I could work with him, and-
-"...I will save him, no matter what!"
016 Popular Establishment
Kasumi: (Ah! Someone's coming...)
Honoka: "Marie! This is it, right here!"
Marie: "This store?"
Honoka: "It's really famous for its delicious strawberry millefeuilles!"
Honoka: "And they say the place is a favorite with that Kunoichi."
Honoka: "Yeah, a female ninja."
Marie: "Huh... By ninja, you mean that girl with purple hair?"
Honoka: "I'm kidding, of course! Ninjas don't come to stores like this."
017 Challenge Letter
To Jann Lee,
I swear that this time I will bring you down.
8 o'clock, two nights from now.
Wait for me on the shop on Third Street.
Leifang: "...There. What do you think?"
Hitomi: "Let me see... Pff..."
Leifang: "What? What's so funny?"
Hitomi: "This reads more like a love letter."
Leifang: "...What. No! What are you even... I'm not sending this."
018 New Assignment
NiCO: "Where are we...?"
Donovan: "Your new workplace. Do you like it? First of all, I'm putting you in charge of these two cylinders. I will be counting on your skills."
Donovan: "And remember, if you succeed, your father will benefit as well."
NiCO: "For certain?"
Donovan: "I promise. That is the contract between us. Your ID card has your code name written on it, for security purposes."
Donovan: "That's right. From today, you will be NiCO, the head researcher at M.I.S.T."
019 Conversation in a Bar
Leifang: "You skipped out on the awards ceremony again! ...I'll be taking this seat."
Jann: "...Did you see his eyes?"
Leifang: "Huh? ...Uh, yes, I saw them?"
Leifang: "Wh-what do you mean?! I saw them. They were clear and confident!"
Leifang: "The kind of eyes that only true devotees of their art have."
Leifang: "Are you making fun of me?!"
Jann: "No... I just remembered our heated battles."
Irene: "It's too reckless. Charging in from the front."
Hayabusa: "Hayate's already gone on ahead. He will distract them."
Irene: "...I see."
Hayabusa: "We're dropping in. Let's go, Kasumi."
Irene: "Be careful...!"
Irene: "HQ, this is Sea Swallow. Mission complete. Returning to base."
Voice on Radio: "Roger that. This should ensure that Phase 4 does not fall into the wrong hands for the time being. The time has not yet come... Good work."
021 Heian Era
Nyotengu: "What is this heat...? I can hardly bear it."
Nyotengu: "Master Raijin, I wish for some water."
Raijin: "Hngg... Zzz..."
Nyotengu: "Come on, wake up."
Raijin: "...Hmm...? Zzz..."
Nyotengu: "Well, this is just unforgivably rude! Master Fujin, wake him up!"
Fujin: "Who, me...?"
Nyotengu: "That's right. You'll be rewarded if you do."
Fujin: "All right! Then leave it to me!"
That year, the capital was plagued by a week-long typhoon.
022 By Lord Fool's Bed
Lord Fool: "Hmm... I see you, intruder! Face me!"
Nyotengu: "From what I hear, you go to battle tomorrow."
Lord Fool: "...A ninja?"
Nyotengu: "Hehehe... I'll wager you've never seen a ninja like me. Raise your cup here."
Lord Fool: "You... You're a Tengu."
Nyotengu: "Well, you may think of me as you like."
Lord Fool: "...Is that so?"
Nyotengu: "I have come to observe you. I sense you have the ambition to bring change to this war-torn land."
Lord Fool: "Hah. My ambition... is total domination over the land."
023 Princess's Insight
Princess Honoka: "I see... So what happened to the black ships?"
Lady in Waiting : "There was a terrible storm, and they were almost sunk. They were just about to abandon their mission to the great land to the west, when..."
Princess Honoka: "Yes, yes...?"
Lady in Waiting: "A single ray of light burst through the heavens, and an angel descended to the Earth."
Princess Honoka: "Oh..."
Lady in Waiting: "The storm abated, and the voyage was able to be continued."
Princess Honoka: "I'll wager that was a Tengu."
Lady in Waiting: "...I'm sorry?"
Princess Honoka: "But you mustn't tell anyone, okay?"
024 Drunken Frenzy
Fujin: "Let's do this!"
Nyotengu: "Hahahaha, is this a party? Let me join you!"
Raijin: "Very well, welcome!"
Fujin: "Let us raise our cups!"
Several hours later...
Nyotengu: "Hahahaha, I feel wonderful! Bring me more wine. I haven't had nearly enough!"
Fujin: "She's awful when she's been drinking..."
Raijin: "How about we call it a day?"
Fujin: "Sounds good to me!"
Nyotengu: "Hey...! Huh? Where did those two disappear to?"
The typhoon weakened into an extratropical cyclone.