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Mei Lin, otherwise spelled as Mei Linn in the original Dead or Alive and Mei Ling in Dead or Alive 4, is the young granddaughter of Gen Fu, and is the reason behind the master's motives of joining the Dead or Alive World Combat Championship.

She seems to be under the care of her grandfather, and the whereabouts of her parents are unknown.

HistoryEdit

After Mei Lin fell sick from a strange, unknown disease; Gen Fu entered the first and second tournaments to win money in order to afford an operation to cure her.

After she was cured, Gen Fu once again entered the third tournament to win money to pay off the mecical bill. After that, Mei Lin fully recovered and Gen Fu no longer entered the tournaments, allowing him to spend time with her again.

When Gen Fu's apprentice, Eliot, comes home from the fourth tournament; she called out to him, before the two of them started to play together. It seems that the two of them have a very close relationship, almost sibling-like.

CharacterEdit

AppearanceEdit

Mei Lin is a young girl with white skin and light brown hair. Judging by her appearance, she is either four or five years old.

Personality Edit

Although briefly seen, Mei Lin is shown to be very loving, happy, playful, and cares about Gen Fu and Eliot very much.

EtymologyEdit

Mei could mean either beautiful (美) or plum (梅). Lin could mean fine jade, gem (琳), or forest (林).

RelationshipsEdit

Gen FuEdit

Mei Lin is Gen Fu's granddaughter and they love each other a lot. Gen Fu entered the first three tournements to cure her illness. In Gen Fu's Dead or Alive 3 ending, they happily watched the sunset together.

EliotEdit

Eliot is good friends with Mei Lin, most likely due to growing up together. In Eliot's Dead or Alive 4 ending, Mei Lin called him the Japanese word for big brother. After hearing her, Eliot happily stopped his training to play with her.

AppearancesEdit

Dead or Alive seriesEdit

  • Dead or Alive 2 (mentioned, 1999 - 2000)
  • Dead or Alive 3 (non-playable, 2001 - 2002)
  • Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate (mentioned, 2004 - 2005)
  • Dead or Alive 4 (non-playable, 2005 - 2006)
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions (playable, 2011)

TriviaEdit

  • It is unclear whether or not Helena Douglas knows about Mei Lin. Due to dialogue between her and Gen Fu in Dead or Alive 2, Helena and Gen Fu's conversation shows that Helena cares about Gen Fu when she offers to pay for Mei Lin's operation. However, Gen Fu refuses and a fight ensues which Helena wins.

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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
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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
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Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Mugen Tenshin clan - Ninpo - Nukenin (missing shinobi) - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Shinobi - Tengu
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Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Hitomi - Zack - Gen Fu - Brad Wong - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Leon - Bayman - Jann Lee - Leifang - Christie - Helena Douglas - Hayate - Ayane
Unlockable Ein
Non-playable characters Chen - Hitomi's father - Mei Lin - Omega - Rolande - Woman in Zack's ending
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Gameplay modes Story Mode - Time Attack Mode - Survival Mode - Tag Battle Mode - Team Battle Mode - Versus Mode - Watch Mode - Sparring Mode - Theater - Options
Gameplay terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Name Entry - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Attack Change - Throws - Triangle System
Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Genra (wine) - Mugen Tenshin clan - Project Omega - Runaway shinobi - Shinobi
Martial arts Jeet Kune DoKarate - NinjutsuPi qua quan - Pro-wrestling - Russian martial arts - She quan - T'ai chi quan - Thai-style boxing - Xinyi liuhe quanZui ba xian quan
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Openings - System Voice - Tokkosho - Tournament Winners
Stages
Aqua Palace - Azuchi - BeachDanger Zone - DOATEC HK - Forest - Ice Cave - Iron Hell - Lorelei - Lost WorldOmega's stage - Pancratium - SnowTaoX Octagon
Music
Dead or Alive 3 Original Sound Trax
Character themes "Blood Tie" - "Cracker" - "Eternity" - "Four Thousand" - "I don't believe it!" - "It's to Show" - "Karma" - "Knifepoint" - "Look Ahead" - "Mayflower" - "Monster" - "Power Shovel" - "Prismatic Butterfly" - "Red Moon" - "Reincarnate" - "Trip" - "True Beauty"
Ending themes "Caribbean Blue" - "Eclipse" - "Firelight Holly" - "Gen-fu's Treasure" - "Goin' for Broke" - "Hunting Time" - "I'll Be There For You" - "Killers" - "Magic In The Night" - "The Moon Leads Her To..." - "Perpetual Motion" - "Reaction" - "Route X" - "Son Of The Dragon" - "Start In Life" - "Sunny Side" - "War Zone"
Other tracks "A Wind" - "Amazing" - "Conditioning" - "Deep Impact" - "Home Tonight" - "Nine Lives" - "Stand Up" - "X-ray" - "X-ray Reflecting Mirror"
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Command Lists - Costumes - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items - Tag Throws
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Kokoro - Hitomi - Brad Wong - Eliot - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - La Mariposa/Lisa - Bayman - Christie - Ayane - Hayate
Unlockable Ein - Gen Fu - Leon - Helena Douglas - SPARTAN-458 - Tengu
Non-playable characters Alpha-152 - Anne - Maria - Mei Ling - Miyako - Muramasa - Niki
Terms
Gameplay modes Story - Time Attack - Survival - Team Battle - Versus - Sparring - Settings - Watch - Album - Movie Theater - Ranking - User Profiles - Battle Viewer - DOA Online
Gameplay terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Attack Change - Throws - Triangle System
Plot subjects Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Hyper Battle Grand Prix - Mugen Tenshin clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway shinobi - Shinobi
Martial arts Ba ji quan - Command Sambo - Close quarters combat - Jeet Kune DoKarate - Lucha libre - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi qua quan - Pro-wrestling - She quan - Tai ji quan - Tengu-do - Xing yi quan - Xinyi liuhe quan - Zui ba xian quan
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Cabbage - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Genra - Ninpo - Nunchaku - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners - Zack Dollars
Locations
Stages Biolab Core - Crash Club - DOATEC Great Hall - D.W.A. Coliseum - Experimental Playground - Gambler's Paradise - Kyoto in Bloom (day time/night time) - Nassau Station - Ninja Hideout - Savannah Safari - Seaside Market - Tatami - Temple on the Mountain - Tritower Heliport - Waterfall Valley
Non-playable locations Great Opera
Music
Dead or Alive 4 Original Sound Trax
Character themes "Alpha-152" - "Drunk Wolf" - "Fang" - "Flowerbed" - "Hunter's Moon" - "I Feel For You" - "Jintsuriki" - "Mentor" - "Moonlit Lady" - "Purity" - "Russian Roulette" - "Serpent Dance" - "Shade" - "Solitary Desperation" - "Sorrow" - "Steel Horse Rider" - "Successor" - "Tribal Beats" - "Turn On The Lights" - "Vigaku" - "The Wind is Howling" - "Zany Zapper"
Ending themes "Amazing" - "Bad Trip" - "Brave Heart" - "The Broken Arrows" - "Dance Of The Angel" - "Dead Soldier" - "Estheticism" - "The Fastest Fingers" - "The Fist" - "My Grave" - "Nasty Girl" - "Now And Forever" - "The Raiders" - "The Real World" - "Round The Coaster" - "Touch Me" - "Unbroken Chains"
Crash Club themes "Achoism Remix" - "B-boy No "B" Remix" - "Blazed Up Melpomene Remix" - "Break The Age Remix" - "Grand Style Remix" - "Hitohira Remix" - "Jintsuriki Remix" - "The Shooted Remix" - "Tehu Tehu Remix" - "Turn On The Lights Remix" - "Ultimate Weapon Remix" - "Vigaku Remix" - "YES or YES Remix" - "You Are Under My Control Remix"
DOA Online tracks "Flower Garden Room" - "Gorgeous Room" - "Halloween Room" - "Ice Room" - "Jungle Room" - "Outer Space Room" - "Pastry Room" - "Room Above the Clouds" - "Room in My House" - "Underwater Room" - "Zack's Shop"
Other tracks "Blazed Up Melpomene" - "Circle" - "DOATEC" - "Eat the Rich" - "Evolution" - "Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix" - "Holiday" - "Zero Hour"
Archives
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