used as a test subject by the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee for
Project Epsilon, Ein was left to die
in the esoteric Black Forest of Germany. Even though he suffered amnesia,
his deep desire to fight stayed within him. Soon afterwards, he mastered
Karate in a very short period of time. He seeks answers about his past through
participating in the "Dead or Alive 2 World Combat Championship."
After his appearance in Dead or Alive 2, Ein was replaced by both his
true identity, Hayate, and Hitomi, a
friend of Ein who shares the same martial arts style of Karate. Despite Hayate
being "Ein" only for a short period of time, "Ein" has
appeared as a recurring unlockable character in a variety of DOA
titles following his first appearance.
After a battle with his sister, Kasumi,
Ein finally remembers his past. He is Hayate, ninja of the wind. Hayate
is the 18th leader of the "Mugen Tenshin" style. He eventually learned
that he was the subject of
DOATEC's experimental superhuman project (Project Epsilon), which caused his
memory loss. After recovering his memory, he was officially ordained as leader of the Mugen Tenshin style.
is Hayate's father and Raidou
is his uncle.
Oct. 28th, 2023
In DOA2, Ein was
one of my mains. He's always had a fairly authentic Karate based fighting style,
even though a few his attacks are kind of sloppy in terms of technique.
fighting stance is probably one of the most awkward stances I've ever seen.
Seriously, in a real fight, if a dude is swinging his arms and swaying his upper
body the way Ein does... he is NOT a threat. lol. Even though his stance sucks,
I think Ein's traditional Karate-style punches and strikes are solid-looking and
fun to perform.
Visually, Ein's outfit looks like it's from an outdated 90's band. While I like
Ein's fighting style better than Hayate, I think he generally looks better as
Hayate. However, in DOA3 / DOA4, Hayate's facial rendering looks strange. He almost looks
like an ugly girl or something... lol. His story isn't
terrible, and it's kind of
funny actually.... "Ohh yeah, I'm a ninja. Duh." lol. As
Hayate, his moveset has come a long way. He's got some cool stuff for a fighting
game ninja, and quite clearly, TEAM NINJA put more work into his
character than some others. In DOA5U, Hayate has some cool movement
abilities (perhaps inspired by Lars),
making him one of the most powerful characters in the game.
Style / Moveset