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The following article is for the canon timeline in the Dead or Alive series and other game series related to it.

Original timeline (1996 - 2004)Edit

Based on the information found in Ryu Hayabusa's bio in the manual for the original Dead or Alive, the Dead or Alive series takes place after the original Ninja Gaiden series.

Ninja Gaiden Shadow
three years later
Ninja Gaiden (NES version)
one year later
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
unknown amount of time later
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive 2
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive 3

Modern timeline (2004 - present)Edit

After the release of the 2004 Xbox title Ninja Gaiden, the Ninja Gaiden series was revamped and the original games were made redundant in the story.

With Ayane being fourteen-years-old in the game, Ninja Gaiden takes place two years before the original Dead or Alive.

Ninja Gaiden (Xbox version)/Black/Sigma (Sigma Plus)
six months later
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
six months later
The Vampire War
directly after The Vampire War
Ninja Gaiden II/Sigma 2/Sigma 2 Plus
one year later
Dead or Alive
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive 2/Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive 3
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive 4
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2/Dead or Alive Paradise
unknown amount of time later
Ninja Gaiden 3/Razor's Edge
two years after Dead or Alive 4
Dead or Alive 5/Ultimate/Last Round
unknown amount of time later
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
unknown amount of time later
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3


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Games
Main series Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive 2 - Dead or Alive 3 - Dead or Alive 4 - Dead or Alive 5
Spin-offs and related titles Dead or Alive++ - DOA2: Hardcore - Dead or Alive Ultimate - Dead or Alive Online - Girls of DOA BlackJack - Dead or Alive Dimensions - Dead or Alive 5+ - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Dead or Alive Xtreme sub‑series Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball - Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 - Dead or Alive Paradise - Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
Canceled games Dead or Alive: Code Chronos - Project Progressive
Related series Ninja Gaiden series - Virtua Fighter series - Warriors series
Characters
Playable characters Main cast Kasumi - Zack - Ryu Hayabusa - Bayman - Leifang - Gen Fu - Tina Armstrong - Jann Lee - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Ayane - Helena Douglas - Leon - Ein - Hayate - Hitomi - Brad Wong - Christie - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Kokoro - Eliot - Rig - Mila - Momiji - Rachel - Marie Rose - Nyotengu - Honoka
Secondary Kasumi α - Shiden - False Kasumi - Phase 4
Final bosses Raidou - Bankotsubo - Genra - Alpha-152
Guest characters SPARTAN-458 - Rio - Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Jacky Bryant - Naotora Ii - Mai Shiranui
Non-playable characters Main series Alicia Armstrong - Anastasia - Anne - Ayame - Burai - Chen - Fame Douglas - Goldie - Hitomi's father - Irene Lew - Isabella - Kuramasan Maouson - Lauren - Maria - Mei Lin - Miyako - Muramasa - Niki - Victor Donovan
Guest characters Ridley - Samus Aran
Non-canon characters Max - Weatherby
Miscellaneous characters Toreko
Terms
Gameplay modes Story - Versus - Arcade - Time Attack - Survival - Tag Battle - Team Battle - Training - Online - Spectator - Album - Movies - Fight Record - Titles - Help & Options - Music
Gameplay terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Cliffhanger - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Power Blow - Power Launcher - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Attack Change - Triangle System
Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Mugen Tenshin clan - Ninpo - Nukenin (missing shinobi) - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Shinobi - Tengu
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners
More information and archives
Actors - Canon timeline - Command Lists - Costumes - Fandom - Gameplay - Items - Locations - Martial arts - Media - Merchandise - Movies - Music - Soundtracks - Staff - Stages - Tag Throws

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