Ayane is Kasumi's
sister and a ninja assassin who is destined to live in the shadow of Kasumi. An
expert of Ninjitsu, her deadly fighting style has given her the nickname
"Female Tengu." She joins in the Dead or Alive World Combat Championship
as an assassin in pursuit of Kasumi. Raidou
is her biological father. She is also a rival of Helena. Ayane was conceived when her mother Ayame was raped by Raidou, Ayane is the half-sister and cousin of both
Hayate and Kasumi. Although mistreated in her youth, Ayane has worked hard to become one of the most powerful shinobi of her clan.
As a result of being conceived when Ayame, the wife of clan leader
Shiden, was raped by Raidou; Shiden's older brother and the progenitor of the Mugen Tenshin's troubles, Ayane has been an outcast for majority of her childhood. Ayane was not raised by her mother but was taken in by
Genra, the leader of the clan's Hajinmon sect out of pity and wasn't told who her true family was.
Unaware of the circumstances of her birth, Ayane and Kasumi became best friends while they were children, although neither of them knew that they were half-sisters. When Genra proposed that Ayane assisted him in his duties before the clan’s masters, Ayane met Hayate and the two started to form a close
bond. From a young age, Ayane was trained to become a shinobi of the shadows, helping the clan from afar.
Later, Ayane learned the truth of her conception when Ayame admitted that she was her biological daughter and the half-sibiling cousin to both Hayate and Kasumi. Driven by her own anger at being cast out, Ayane devoted herself to honing her Hajinmon abilities beyond any other shinobi in the clan to
prove that even she, the lowly "cursed child," could become something great. Ayane was consumed with bitterness and jealousy over the fact that Kasumi was treated like a princess while she was treated as an outcast, so their friendship withered even into their adolescence until adulthood.
Updated: Oct. 28th, 2023
I thought ninjas
were supposed to be difficult to see. -__- Ayane, everybody and their mom's half-blind goat can clearly see you with
your bright-ass purple hair and loud outfits. Indeed, some "anime-inspired ninja girls" can be rather
and monotonous... and Ayane is not an exception. In the early DOA games, there was never anything particularly exciting or immediately defining about Ayane's
design, besides the fact she looks like she's 12? :/
Over the years, she's evolved somewhat. Moveset-wise, I was never impressed. Ayane does a lot of spinning... spinning kicks, spinning punches, spinning everything. Someone who spins that much in a real fight would get clipped pretty bad. lol. Also, some of her harder-hitting moves that "start" long combos don't make sense for the opponent to be stunned. Spinning kick to the chest? Uhh... in real martial arts, that's
usually a MISS. :( Combo starters in 3D fighting games like TEKKEN actually make sense, but many of Ayane's moves lack oomph and authenticity. I can think of many more interesting fighting game ninja
gals out there (Ibuki for one). At best, Ayane has some pretty cool alt. costumes, but she generally lacks depth. Also, way too much purple... Give the purple a rest,
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