A Closer Look At Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate’s Tengu-Lady Character

By Ishaan . June 3, 2014 . 3:46pm

Team Ninja have shared a clearer look at the mysterious Tengu-like character they’ve been teasing for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. This morning, the studio tweeted the two images below, showing what is clearly a lady in a Tengu mask.


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  • Malon

    such tease

  • John Hayabusa

    My guess is that she is Ayame, the mother of the Ayane, Hayate, and Kasumi, Though I wonder if that nose will jiggle too.

    • doubleO7

      Ayame doesn’t have a mole though, or blue hair for that matter. There’s not really any doubt at this point that she’s a brand new character.

  • Ixbran

    Fans: “We want Tengu back!”

    Team Ninja: “But Tengu is so ugly, we really don’t want to render his design in HD.”

    Fans: “…”

    Team Ninja: “Oh lets just give his move set to a character with Boobs! We love making new characters with boobs!”

    Fans: “…” *face palm*

    • JuiceKun

      As long as the nose jiggles with the boobs, I am alright.

    • Well, of course. A new female will sell more than Tengu.

      And it wasn’t said that she’ll have his moveset. Just because she has his (half) mask doesn’t mean they can’t create something new for her.

      If she’s a female, of course she’ll have boobs. That’s only natural. And whether you like it or not, sexy gals is one of the strongest point of the series. It’s not a problem though, since the overall game is a good one with great fighting mechanics.

      • Asura

        “And whether you like it or not, sexy gals is one of the strongest point of the series.”

        Yet if enough people don’t like it, suddenly it becomes the weakest point – OMG! Logicz.

        • There’s no point in complaining right now for these people. This has ALWAYS been the case for this series, so if they’re expecting something else, then it’s their fault.

        • Slayven19

          Enough people not liking it hasn’t stopped the series yet though so I think that’s pretty much impossible now. Besides the majority of gamers don’t like DOA anyway, and the only one’s left are the actual fans keeping it alive so nothing will change here honestly. The series will just die after the sex appeal dies because that’s what the series has always been its #1 selling point.

    • rurifan

      Funny. :)

      But I think the reality is that Team Ninja suck too much to make new characters with actual new move sets instead of just aping moves from other characters or recycling entirely..

      • doubleO7

        Honestly, the only way I see Tengu coming back is if he gets included on-disc in DOA6. He simply won’t sell well as a DLC character.

      • Thomaz Barros

        But we just got a completely new character in the loli

        • rurifan

          Completely new with mosty moved aped from old characters…

          • Thomaz Barros

            Man with maybe the exception of the new Kasumi clone,which i’ve never played or seen in play, all new original characters in DoA5/DoA5U (Mila, Rig and Marie) are completely new characters.

          • rurifan

            I haven’t played the loli (DOA5 sucks) but the video that had introducing her had a bunch of stuff nearly identical to ayane moves.

      • Hector Velar

        I disagree with you on this. through the series I would agree, but consider that DoA1 models are different than DoA2 then from there they jumped to DoA5 with yet brand new models, play style and moves. Then they release more characters and incorporated tons of VF characters which THEY had to create the models for and set them up to work in DoA5 style.. I just don’t get where you are coming out with such conclusions. If anything they have only clone Kasumi. Look at Tekken or Street Fighter, how many clones do they have? so, how dare you say that about Team Ninja?

        • MoriyaMug

          cough cough Decapre & SFxTK copy-paste jobs cough cough

        • Death Metal

          No matter how pleasing the game is as a whole, there will ALWAYS be some ungrateful beggar. Always.

    • MrTyrant

      On the contrary I think most fans are pleased with more boobs. The only difference is they wouldn’t bitch so much if Tecmo decide to add a male character after some new pair of boobs.

  • She has blue hair. And it’s clearly not Ayane (the new girl has a beauty mark, and Ayane doesn’t have one). Can’t wait to know who she is. (No, she’s not Ayame, you guys have crazy ideas, lol).

    • Hinataharem

      Ayane’s clone, Ayane Alpha

      • Phase-4 was enough, more than enough. I’m sick of these Kasumis everywhere.

        • Hinataharem

          Me too. Though I like Alpha 152. She is made of glowing toothpaste.

    • Maybe it’s Samus in a Tengu mask.

  • Shadowman

    I thought that would be Tengu daughter or disciple

  • d19xx

    More like Tenboobs…

  • Mopz


    The least they could do is to make her classy looking but eh. :X

    In before female version of Hayate, Jann Lee, Bayman… all of the guys in this series.

    • Slayven19

      There is already a female hayate and bayman.

    • rurifan

      Hayate isn’t a girl?

  • MasterScrub

    I really wouldn’t mind a new male character once in awhile. I know that’s probably asking way too much of Team Ninja, but still.

    • k.b.a.

      Aren’t there just as many guys as gals?

      • MasterScrub

        Not as far as new characters go. Not including the Virtua Fighter crew, we got:

        Male: Rig
        Female: Mila, Momiji, Rachel, Marie Rose, Phase-4, “Tengu”

        Plus you know, 90% of the DLC is focused on the female characters. (And all the current DLC characters are female to boot.) It doesn’t really matter much honestly, I just kinda want to see a male DLC character.

    • Eejhat Wahs

      They are not even that many girls though.

  • doubleO7

    She has Tengu’s fan and appears to have wings in the 2nd screenshot, so it looks like she’ll have at least part of Tengu’s moveset, although given her figure she’ll definitely be in a lower weight-class meaning she’ll play quite different than the large, heavy Tengu. I’m very interested in seeing how she turns out. Bring on the game play trailer!

    • PreyMantis

      Ha! The only thing large about her will be her b—

  • ivanchu77

    Reminds me of Kunimitssu

  • Godmars

    Thought the Tengu where an actual species or character in the DOA world? Not just someone wearing a mask.

    • Ixbran

      His species was Tengu, but his actual name was Gohyakumine Bankotsubo(according to the DoA Wiki)

      Tell me, which is easier to both remember, and spell out? o_o

    • doubleO7

      You’re right, they are a species. Aside from the DOA2 boss, there were a few as bosses in Ninja Gaiden.

      Given the apparent wings, this new character seems to be some kind of hybrid though.

    • John Lawson

      Tengu is a japanese Yokai or demon. i guess you can call it a species…

  • CrimeGlass

    so many people complain about new FREE characters it’s ridiculous. Even worse is the fact that half of these complainers don’t even play the game, they criticize it because “ZOMG, bewbs are EVUL!”

  • David García Abril

    So, this character is gonna be Team Ninja’s big announcement at E3, right?

    • doubleO7

      I don’t believe Tecmo-Koei even has a booth there this year. An announcement could still come during E3 week though.

  • StaticDestroyer

    Kunimitsu’s beauty mark. And the same kind of half face mask. Maybe it’s another crossover like they did with virtua fighter?

    • doubleO7

      Nah, some info from this week’s Famitsu magazine leaked. She’s confirmed to be a brand new female Tengu-esque character.

      • StaticDestroyer

        That’s a shame. It would have been cool to see a Tekken x DoA crossover =[

  • Alestaos

    Love DoA as much as the next guy but im now getting sick of all the DLC Team Ninja have released for it. Instead why not keep her and make her the main focal point of the next game. And make the next game have a coherent plot if you intend to call it a story, or instead of a fighter take a risk and say the next DoA will be action platformer, hell even make it a werid JRPG if you want but please just stop with the DLC and releasing the same game capcom style 3 times, or is your next game DoA5 + Ultimate Zacks Edition.
    The character looks intresting to stay on topic.

    • John Lawson

      They only released DOA5 twice, and the DLC is actual DLC. not stuff already on Disk. I really don’t get why you are mad…

      • Alestaos

        DoA5 PS3/Xbox360 DoA5+ Vita DoA5 Ultimate PS3/360. Thats 3 DoA 5 games not 2. Yeah like you werent meant to pay for characters with DoA paid for Marie, and if you read my comment the actual part is i would like more advancement of the series via a new game and introducing new characters with true stories etc in DoA6 or whatever they choose. Seems to me there just stuck

        • John Lawson

          Doa5+ is an enhanced port though, I do see your point.
          I’d rather them wait and understand the current gen technology before releasing a new title. just look at all the crap we got now, 900p, 720p, 792p at 30fps with frame-drops, when 5 year old PCs can play those same games at least in 1080p at 30-40fps avg.

      • rurifan

        I’m still pissed off I bought DOA5.
        I don’t feel ripped off by videogames often, but they were super lazy with that game.

        • John Lawson

          Don’t buy Japanese Fighting games often. you’ll always feel ripped off, includes Street Fighter, Blazblue, and all the other games that release annually with little changes.

    • Death Metal

      Oh yes, you are sick with new content, so they should stop. Yes.

  • I’ll cry if it looks like Kasumi under that mask, lol..

  • Koji Kabuto

    She looks a lot like Nohime from Samurai Warriors with a mask, ¿could it be a crossover?

    • Eder García

      now that KOEI and Tecmo are togheter… looks like both universes are going to be the same from now on?

  • Eejhat Wahs
    • David García Abril

      So basically, all the discussions about this being a clone have been proved wrong.

      Now let the “Y THIS A DLC CHARACTER” bitching begin! lol

    • Death Metal

      Is that “1018” number her age? o_O I am asking because of the character right after that number.

  • Eejhat Wahs

    Why are people bitching about there being another female character?

    Dead Or Alive having 4 more gals then dudes = whining

    Street Fifhter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, King Of Fighters, Marvel vs Capcom, Killer Instinct, Injustice, ect having cast of 75-80% males = no whining

    Dragon Ball Z and Jojo Bizarre Adventure having 95-98% males = no whining

    Never understood that

    • David García Abril

      Basically because a new female character in a DOA game means a new hypersexualized female character.

      And high brow gaming culture doesn’t accept those.

      • rurifan

        Compared to the hyper-masculinized characters in all those games and anime he listed nobody breaths a word of complaint about? Please.

        The trendy pearl clutching over women in videogames is not “high brow”.

        • David García Abril

          Those male characters aren’t there to be sexual fantasies for female players, the same way as DOA-like female characters are to male players.

          They’re there to be power fantasies for male players.

          That’s how the conversation is going.

    • Herok♞

      I don’t think its because its a female, more because its a female character with possibly the same moveset as a character who was once male. For example it would be like if they took out Hakkan from Street Fighter IV and said here take a female character who is alot smaller but has the same moveset, instead of just giving people the original.

    • videoman190

      Don’t forget Skullgirls has mostly females as well.

  • She’s “Female Tengu”, looks like we won’t know her real name. Maybe in the next DoA.

    Voiced by Akemi Sato, Female Tengu fights using the appropriately named
    Tengu-do, sporting a move set that emphasizes aerial movement and
    triggering gusts of wind, classifying her as a tricky style of character
    all around.

    Age: 1018 years old

    • MoriyaMug

      Odds are decent that she’ll just be called “Jotengu.”

      • doubleO7

        According to that scan, its Nyo instead of Jo

        • MoriyaMug

          Evidently so. Couldn’t get a decent look at the furigana.

  • fairysun

    Can’t wait to see her costumes. :P

    • Death Metal

      Being a Tengu, she’ll likely not get bikinis and the average casual clothing, I think. Only those fancy japanese things that only Momiji and maybe Kokoro wear.

  • Viko Rubin

    So Pwetty :D

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