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Momiji
紅葉
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Momiji in "Dead or Alive Xtreme 3"
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Full name Momiji
Also known as N/A
Martial art Hayabusa style aiki-jujutsu
Nationality JapanFlag Japanese
Birthday September 20
Age 21
Status Alive
Blood type Type A
Height 5' 3" (161 cm)
Weight 110 lbs. (50 kg)
Measurements B36" W23" H34" (B92 W58 H88 cm)
Occupation Dragon Shrine Maiden
Kunoichi
Known relations Kureha (older sister, deceased)
Rivals Hayabusa (friendly), Rachel (friendly)
Hobbies Knitting
Reading
Favorite foods and drinks Sushi
Yōkan
Debut Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2008)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013)
Japanese voice actor Yūko Minaguchi
English voice actor Kate Higgins
Live action actor N/A
"Wow, I guess I've been getting stronger."
—Momiji in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate


Momiji is Ryu Hayabusa's apprentice and the Dragon Shrine Maiden of the Hayabusa Ninja Clan.

Momiji debuted in the 2008 title, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, though she made her Dead or Alive debut in the 2013 title, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

She is the keeper of the Dragons Eye, a sacred jewel that is said to hold the spirit of a mighty dragon. In times of great danger, it is her duty to ensure that the jewel makes its way to Hayabusa, as it enhances the power of his Dragon Sword.

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

CharacterEdit

AppearanceEdit

Momiji is a young Japanese lady with amber eyes and long black hair tied in a ponytail. She is mostly seen in an outfit with a white top with red ribboned edges and red kunoichi styled pants.

PersonalityEdit

Momiji is a very gentle and caring young woman who is seen by the Hayabusa Village children as an older sister figure, whom they look up to.

Like her mentor, Ryu Hayabusa, Momiji has a strong will and refuses to accept any vulnerabilities and trains extensively to become one of the deadliest warriors in the Hayabusa Village.

EtymologyEdit

Momiji (紅葉) in Japanese means "autumn leaves".

RelationshipsEdit

Ryu HayabusaEdit

Momiji is the last of the Hayabusa Ninja Clan's shrine maidens and Hayabusa's apprentice. After saving her from falling at hands of the Black Spider Ninja Clan, Hayabusa taught her how to fight, in order to survived herself as the last maiden of their clan.

A prodigy in the ninja arts, Momiji has grown to be an exceptional kunoichi in her own right. Enamored with his convictions, Momiji shares Hayabusa's perceptions of virtue and justice, only resorting to deadly violence against her clan's enemies. She looks up to her master with pride as both a mentor and an undying ally, and Hayabusa is equally proud of his disciple and sister-in-arms, having her accompany him on missions.

It is also implied that she trained and participated in the fifth annual Dead or Alive Tournament at Hayabusa's request.

RachelEdit

Rachel seems to have a friendly relationship for Momiji and she forms working partnerships with her very often as she helps her out on her journey.

AyaneEdit

Momiji has a friendly relationship with Ayane, the two help each other and formed a working partnership since they first met in the Ninja Gaiden storyline. Momiji calls Ayane's name during a tag-match.

GameplayEdit

See also: Momiji's Command Lists

Despite borrowing a few moves from the other ninja characters, Momiji's play style is quite different and distinctive, particularly for her ability to double-jump and perform airborne attacks. Her move set is less diverse than the other ninja, but she compensates by balancing speed, power and ease of use, making her well-suited to beginners and deadly in the hands of experts.

She also uses Ninpo during several of her attacks and is the only character capable of a mid-air power blow, performed while she is double-jumping.

AppearancesEdit

Dead or Alive SeriesEdit

Non-Dead or Alive AppearancesEdit

Ninja Gaiden seriesEdit

Momiji made her debut in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, and later in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. In Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Momiji is a playable character in the Ninja Trials and Chapter Challenge modes.

Dynasty Warriors: StrikeforceEdit

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Momiji in Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

Momiji makes a guest appearance in PlayStation 3 version of Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce. She is an NPC that offers three different quests to the player. If the player manages to complete all of the challenges she gives them, they earn the right to wield her Heavenly Dragon Naginata in battle. Its attack pattern is similar to the Polearm move-set that appears in the game but with its own unique special attacks taken straight from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

Warriors Orochi 3Edit

Momiji also appears in Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, the WiiU port of Warriors Orochi 3. She is added with fellow new character Shennong, as well as along side the characters from the Japan-only PSP port of the game, Seimei Abe and Rachel. Her special stage is the Hayabusa Village merged with Wan Castle. She also appears in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, an updated version of Warriors Orochi 3 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In Popular CultureEdit

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Momiji in Dead Fantasy V.

Dead FantasyEdit

Momiji appears alongside Hayabusa in the fan-made CG series Dead Fantasy created by Monty Oum.

She and Ryu debut in Dead Fantasy V and her main opponent is both Kairi and her nobody, Naminé, from the Kingdom Hearts series. She was seen scanning most of Kasumi's battle memories while unconscious and afterwards she and Ryu teleport away with an injured Kasumi to treat her wounds.

In the preview of Dead Fantasy VIII, Ryu and Momiji finally confront Kairi at the roof. Kairi allows Naminé to control her body as she and Momiji fight. Naminé manages to overpower Momiji with her fighting abilities. Momiji utilizes her Izuna Falcon as a counterattack but Naminé controls the red and black keyblade and stabs her from behind, but she is saved by Ryu. After Naminé summons Vincent Valentine from her red and black keyblade, Ryu unsheathes his Dragon Sword to fight Vincent as Momiji wields a pair of sai daggers.

With Oum's death, the series' future is uncertain.

Also Known AsEdit

  • Dragon Shrine Maiden - Dead or Alive 5 games

Fighter Quotes Edit

Musical ThemesEdit

GalleryEdit

See: Momiji gallery

TriviaEdit

  • Despite being a ninjutsu practioner like all the shinobi in the series, Momiji also uses principles of aiki-jujutsu as well, making her the only shinobi in the series to use a different fighting style.
  • Even though she was added to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, it is unknown whether she participated in the tournament or not. Her profile on the official game website, however, states that she does enter in order to test all that she has learned.
  • Several of Momiji's techniques, such as double jumping and air-charged attacks, come directly from her gameplay in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. The air-power blow is taken from her ultimate technique and her prayer beads can be used in combat.
  • Momiji's English voice actor is also the current English voice of Tina Armstrong.
  • Momiji is the first Ninja Gaiden character to appear in the Dead or Alive Xtreme sub-series.
  • In Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, Momiji's favorite color is crimson.

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Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Hayabusa Ninja Clan - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway shinobi - Shinobi - Tengu
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Story Mode characters False Kasumi
Guest characters Akira Yuki - Pai Chan - Sarah Bryant - Jacky Bryant
Non-playable characters Miyako - Muramasa - Victor Donovan
Terms
Gameplay modes Story - Versus - Arcade - Time Attack - Survival - 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 - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Stats - Tag Throws - Triangle System
Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DIG - Freedom Survivor - MIST - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway shinobi - Shinobi
Martial arts Aikijutsu - Ba Ja Quan - Close quarters combat - Command Sambo - Counter Fiend Combat - Jeet Kune Do - Karate - Lucha libre - Mixed martial arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan - Systema - Tai Ji Quan - Taekwondo - Tengu-do - Xing Yi Quan - Xin Yi Liu He Quan - Yan Qing Quan - Zui Ba Xian Quan
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - System Voice - Tournament Winners - Virtua Fighter
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Playable Aircraft Carrier - Arrival - Coming Soon - Dead or Alive - Depth - Desert Wasteland - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow - Forest - Fuel - Haunted Lorelei - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Lorelei - Lost World - Primal - Sanctuary - Sakura - Scramble - The Show - Sky City Tokyo - Street - Sweat - Temple of the Dragon - The Tiger Show - Zack Island
Non-playable locations Freedom Survivor - Johnny's Diner - MIST Laboratory - Taylor's Bar
Music
Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack Vol.3
Character themes Default/Arcade Alpha-152 - Bloody Nocturne - Collapse - Drunk Wolf - El Diablo ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~ - Fang - Flowerbed - Fuga ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~ - Hunter's Moon - I Feel For You - Machinations - Mentor - Moonlit Lady - Oiran Drive - Purity - The Roar of the Crowd - Russian Roulette - Serpent Dance - Shade - Solitary Desperation - Sorrow - Steel Horse Rider - Successor - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - The Wind is Howling - Vigaku - Zany Zapper
Optional B-boy no "B" - Blazed up Melpomene - Blood Tie - Break the age - Cracker - Eternity - Four Thousand - Grand Style - Hitohira - I don't believe it! - It's to Show - Knifepoint - Look Ahead - Mayflower - Monster - Natural High - Power Shovel - Prismatic Butterfly - Red Moon - Reincarnate - The Shooted - Tehu Tehu - Trip - True Beauty - Ultimate Weapon - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control
Stage themes Accelerator - Alpha-152 - Beginning to the End - Blood Tie ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~ - Can't Stop This Feeling - Cascade - The City Never Sleeps - Desert Storm - Dimensions Training - Fallen Leaves - Fire Alarm - Gaia - Ghouls' Ball - Gotta Move On - Graceful Sounds - Happy Funny Crazy - I Feel For You - Imps' Ball - Into the Abyss - Liberation - Light the Fuse - Like a Dragon - Knock You Down - Mist Knows - Niug-Nep Place - Oblivion - Polluted Air - Primitive Rhythm - Rapids - Scream - The Secret of Kung-Fu - Skyscraper - Tedious Days - Tempestuous Sign - Tiger's Family - Tradition
Story Mode tracks B-boy No "B" Remix - Cheerful Buddhist Priest - Collapse - Desperate Situation - I'm a Fighter - Knifepoint - Mentor - Monster - Moonlit Lady - Omen - Purity - Serpent Dance - Shade - The Storied Journey of the Boy and the Drunk - Successor - Superstar - Tribal Beats - Trip - The Way is Known ~ DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Main Theme ~ - Vigaku - The Wind is Howling - Zany Zapper
Other tracks A Wind - Act Of Universe - An Invisible Shadow - Circle - Conditioning - D.O.A. - Deep Impact - Dimensions Training - Evolution - Excelsior - False Fate - Let's get it - Link - Repetition - Showdown - Transcendence - ULTIMATE - Urges - Wired - X-ray - Zero Hour
Archives
Achievements - Command Lists - Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items - Tag Throws
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Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Alpha-152 - Nyotengu - Raidou - Brad Wong - Eliot - Marie Rose - Mila - Tina Armstrong - Momiji - Helena Douglas - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Gen Fu - Kokoro - Bayman - Christie - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Ein - Rig - Leifang - Rachel - Jann Lee - Hitomi - Leon - Zack - Phase 4 - Honoka - Ayane - Hayate
Story Mode characters False Kasumi
Guest characters Akira Yuki - Pai Chan - Sarah Bryant - Jacky Bryant - Naotora Ii - Mai Shiranui (latter two only in Arcade/PS4/XONE/PC)
Non-playable characters Miyako - Muramasa - Victor Donovan
Terms
Gameplay modes Story - Versus - Arcade - Time Attack - Survival - 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 - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Stats - Tag Throws - Triangle System
Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DIG - Freedom Survivor - MIST - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway shinobi - Shinobi
Martial arts Aikijutsu - Ba Ja Quan - Close quarters combat - Command Sambo - Counter Fiend Combat - Honoka Fu - Ii Style Leg Strikes - Jeet Kune Do - Karate - Lucha libre - Mixed martial arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan - Systema - Tai Ji Quan - Taekwondo - Tengu-do - Xing Yi Quan - Xin Yi Liu He Quan - Yan Qing Quan - Zui Ba Xian Quan
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - System Voice - Tournament Winners - Virtua Fighter - Warriors
Stages
Playable Aircraft Carrier - Arrival - Coming Soon - Crimson (PS4/XONE) - Danger Zone (PS4/XONE) - Dead or Alive - Depth - Desert Wasteland - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow - Forest - Fuel - Haunted Lorelei - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Lorelei - Lost World - Primal - Sanctuary - Sakura - Scramble - The Show - Sky City Tokyo - Street - Sweat - Temple of the Dragon - The Tiger Show - Zack Island
DLC (PS4/XONE) Attack on Titan - Azuchi - Fireworks
Non-playable locations Freedom Survivor - Johnny's Diner - MIST Laboratory - Taylor's Bar
Music
Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack Vol.4
Character themes Default Alpha-152 - Bloody Nocturne - Collapse - Dead or Alive Reboot - Drunk Wolf - El Diablo ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~ - Fang - Flowerbed - Fuga ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~ - Hunter's Moon - I Feel For You - Machinations - Mentor - Moonlit Lady - Oiran Drive - Our Little Secret - Purity - Roaming Blossom - The Roar of the Crowd - Russian Roulette - Serpent Dance - Shade - Solitary Desperation - Sorrow - Steel Horse Rider - Successor - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - The Wind is Howling - Vigaku - Zany Zapper
Optional AYA - B-boy no "B" - Blade of "RYU" - Blazed up Melpomene - Blood Tie - Break the age - Code Name "BAYMAN" - Concentration - Cracker - DEAD OR ALIVE - Dead or Alive Redux - Densetsu no Hiken - Eternity - Fastbreak - The Fist of TAIKYOKU Blows up - Four Thousand - Ganna Make You Gasp - Grand Style - Heated Heartbeat - Hitohira - Hitohira -DW SW MIX- - I don't believe it! - It's to Show - Ketsui no Toki - Knifepoint - Kokou no Kenshi - Look Ahead - Mayflower - Megadeath - Monster - Natural High - NO MONEY - Power is Beauty ~more beautiful mix~ - Power Shovel - Prismatic Butterfly - Red Moon - Reincarnate - Ryu's Determination -DW SW MIX- - Superstar - The Shooted - Tehu Tehu - Tehu Tehu -DW SW MIX- - Trip - True Beauty - Ultimate Weapon - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control
Stage themes Accelerator - Against the mega disastrous blow -Last Round mix- - Alpha-152 - Beginning to the End - Blood Tie ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~ - Can't Stop This Feeling - Cascade - The City Never Sleeps - Desert Storm - Dimensions Training - Fallen Leaves - Fire Alarm - Gaia - Ghouls' Ball - Gotta Move On - Graceful Sounds - Happy Funny Crazy - I Feel For You - Imps' Ball - Into the Abyss - Liberation - Light the Fuse - Like a Dragon - Look Ahead - Knock You Down - Mist Knows - Natural High - Niug-Nep Place - Oblivion - Polluted Air - Primitive Rhythm - Rapids - Reincarnate - Scream - The Secret of Kung-Fu - Skyscraper - Tedious Days - Tempestuous Sign - Tiger's Family - Tradition - Trip - Tropical Beat
Story Mode tracks B-boy No "B" Remix - Cheerful Buddhist Priest - Collapse - Desperate Situation - I'm a Fighter - Knifepoint - Mentor - Monster - Moonlit Lady - Omen - Purity - Serpent Dance - Shade - The Storied Journey of the Boy and the Drunk - Successor - Superstar - Tribal Beats - Trip - The Way is Known ~ DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Main Theme ~ - Vigaku - The Wind is Howling - Zany Zapper
Other tracks A Wind - Act Of Universe - An Invisible Shadow - Circle - Conditioning - D.O.A. - Deep Impact - Dimensions Training - Evolution - Excelsior - False Fate - Ignition - Let's get it - Link - Physical System - Repetition - Result - Showdown (DOA1) - Showdown - The New Century - Transcendence - ULTIMATE - Urges - Wired - X-ray - Zero Hour
Archives
Achievements - Command Lists - Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items - Tag Throws
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Momiji - Hitomi - Helena Douglas - Marie Rose - Honoka - Nyotengu - Kokoro - Ayane
Non-playable characters Zack
Terms
Games Beach Volleyball - Butt Battle - Pool Hopping - Tug-of-War - Beach Flags - Rock Climbing
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Gift Giving - Pictorial Scenes - Stats - Swimsuits - Virtual Pictorial - Zack Dollars - Girl Mode - Owner Mode
Locations
Zack Island
Music
TBA
Archives
Achievements - Costumes - Downloadable ContentItem Collection Datasheet - MerchandisePromotional Artwork and Wallpapers

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