Dead or Alive Wiki


797pages on
this wiki
DoA4 - Nicole-458
Nicole-458 in "Dead or Alive 4"
Full Name Petty Officer Second Class Nicole-458
Also Known As SPARTAN-458
Martial Art Close Quarters Combat
Nationality Martian
Birthday December 19, 2531
Age 21
Status Alive
Blood Type O
Height 7' 2"
Weight 980 lbs.
Measurements B49" W30" H41" (B125 W77 H105 cm)
Occupation United Nations Space Command Spartan-II supersoldier
Family ---
Hobbies Watching anime
Competition shooting
Favorite Food Halo-halo
Debut Dead or Alive 4 (2005)
Japanese Voice N/A
English Voice Lyssa Browne
Live Action ---
"Leave now. There's nothing here for you but a shortcut to hell..."
—Nicole-458 in Dead or Alive 4

Nicole-458 (Katakana: ニコール・ヨンゴーハチ, Rōmaji: Nikōru Yon-gō-hachi), also known as SPARTAN-458, is an unlockable character from Dead or Alive 4, created to be like a character from the Halo series. During her initial creation she was a non-canon character in the Dead or Alive and Halo, and had not officially exist within the universes or stories of the said series.

However as the Halo series progressed, Nicole had been referenced and mentioned a few times by the characters from the series. In her official back story, Nicole is a Petty Officer Second Class, and is a member of the SPARTAN-II Program.

Her related stage in the game is the Nassau Station. She is unlocked once all of the stories have been played at least once, including Helena Douglas' story.


Dead or Alive 4Edit

Nicole was born in the year 2531 in the city of New Legaspi on Mars. At six years of age, she was abducted by agents of the Office of Naval Intelligence and conscripted into the SPARTAN-II Program.

Nicole-458's unit was preparing for a classified mission on Nassau Station when the stealth ship Apocalypso tumbled into real-space – being carried along in the wake of a freak slipstream space anomaly. The anomaly intersected Nassau Station; creating a semi-stable "bubble" in the space/time continuum on its way back to the 21st century.

For the time being, Nicole-458 is trapped in the 21st century; guarding Nassau Station's secrets with anything but lethal force, as she realises killing someone in the past could have dire consequences in the future, and waiting for the "bubble" to collapse and hopefully return her to the year 2552.



See also: Nicole's Costumes

Donned in the Mark VI MJOLNIR armor, Nicole's physical characteristics are hidden within her armor. As such, her most notable trait is her abnormal height, as it is with all SPARTANs, and she stands a good three inches taller than the biggest Dead or Alive fighter, Bass Armstrong.

Having undergone the SPARTAN-II augmentation procedures, Nicole is capable of running at speeds exceeding 55 km/h (34.155 MPH), lifting three times her own body weight, possessed virtual night vision, had reaction times reduced to twenty milliseconds, capable of unprecedented teamwork that resembled "telepathy", and had no physiological or mental instabilities.


Little is known about Nicole's personality, as she is only seen in a professional light, protecting the Nassau Station with all her might. During fights, some of her sayings suggest an aggressive persona, such as her taunt "I'm going to break you", which implies she is going to act in a violent manner towards her foe. There is also suggestions of a confident, quite cocky side to her as well; "You were strong, just not as strong as me" shows a great confidence in her strength.


Nicole is a French feminine form of Nicholas, which is from the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people". Her service tag is 458.


Nicole vs Ryu

Nicole-458 fighting Ryu Hayabusa in the Nassau Station.

See also: Nicole-458's Command Lists

Nicole-458's fighting style is very quick and powerful. A variation of standard military close quarters combat, her move list contains moves from other characters in the game, such as Leon and Bayman. It is a style meant to incapacitate an armed opponent in a matter of seconds and take advantage of the SPARTAN's enhanced strength, as well as exploit any environmental advantages. She cannot backface her opponent on her own and doesn't have any "special" backfacing attacks.

Many of her moves have names alluding to the Halo series, such as "The Great Journey" and "The Grunt Punt", the former of which is a powerful move to send an opponent down stairs or off a ledge.

Several technologies from Halo also appear in Nicole-458's repertoire including active camouflage (that can be activated and deactivated by taunting), and the plasma grenade.



Close-up of Nicole-458

Nicole-458 is the result of a collaboration between Tecmo's Team Ninja, and Microsoft's Bungie Studios. Team Ninja originally approached Bungie asking to use John-117 as a guest character, which proved impossible due to storyline restrictions. However, the staff at Bungie were intrigued with the idea, and wanted to go forward with something similar.

As a result, Bungie developed the concept of a SPARTAN not entirely connected to the Halo storyline that could conveniently (and somewhat plausibly) be inserted into the Dead or Alive universe. This concept evolved into the character of Nicole-458. Nearly all of the resources for her design came straight from the Halo 2 game data. The data was modified to work in the Dead or Alive game engine as a female combatant, but keeping with the traditional Spartan design, as a feminine figure would not be very plausible for such a heavily armored individual pushed well-beyond normal human limitations in regards to fitness and power.

In keeping with the idea of English being the language of the United Nations Space Command, Nicole is the only character in Dead or Alive 4 that speaks English, although she occasionally speaks Japanese.


Dead or Alive SeriesEdit

  • Dead or Alive 4 (2005 - 2006)

Musical ThemesEdit



  • Nicole-458 is of Filipino descent.
  • Because she couldn't be put into Dead or Alive 5 or UltimateRachel's fighting style was loosely derived from Nicole-458's.

External LinksEdit

v · e · d
Playable Characters
Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Kokoro - Hitomi - Brad Wong - Eliot - Bass Armstrong - Zack
Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - La Mariposa - Bayman - Christie - Ayane - Hayate
Unlockable Characters
Helena Douglas - Ein - Gen Fu - Leon - Bankotsubo - SPARTAN-458
Supporting Characters
Alpha-152 - Anne - Maria - Mei Ling - Miyako - Muramasa - Niki
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 - Throws - Triangle System

Plot Subjects

Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Hyper Battle Grand Prix - Mugen Tenshin Ninja 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

Playable Stages

Biolab Core - Crash Club - DOATEC Great Hall - D.W.A. Coliseum - Experimental Playground
Gambler's Paradise - Kyoto in Bloom (Day Time) - Kyoto in Bloom (Night Time) - Nassau Station - Ninja Hideout
Savannah Safari - Seaside Market - Tatami - Temple on the Mountain - Tritower Heliport - Waterfall Valley

Non-Playable Locations

Great Opera

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 - Holiday - 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 - Zero Hour

Achievements - Costumes - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki