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DOA4Nunchaku

Nunchaku in Dead or Alive 4

The Nunchaku is a traditional Japanese weapon consisting of two sticks connected by a short chain or rope.
The actual origin of the Nunchaku is a mystery. However, most origins point to it originating in the Japanese island of Okinawa during the 17th century, with some theories having it originating from a farmer’s weed whacker, while others say it was originally a horse bridle, and others also say that it was originally a sound device to call attention to a speaker. The majority of these theories do say that the Nunchaku was evolved into a weapon as a means of self defense for the farmers due to a ban on all edged weaponry on the island.

In modern times possession of the weapon is banned in various countries due to its ability to inflict harm. This ban has crossed to television censorship where certain cartoon and videogame characters have been known to be re-edited or excluded due to possessing the weapon.

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  • The Nunchaku is an obtainable, non-upgradable, secondary weapon for Ryu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden (Xbox).
  • The Nunchaku is a signature weapon of movie martial artist Bruce Lee, whom Jann Lee is based off of.
  • In Dead or Alive 4, Ryu Hayabusa and Jann Lee show off their skills with the weapon before carrying on with their match. In Dead or Alive 5, Jann attempts to extend the same opportunity to Kokoro but she doesn't catch the "chucks" when they are thrown and causes the destruction of an ornamental vase instead.
  • The Nunchaku is a purchasable item in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball.


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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
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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
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners
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Playable Kasumi - Hitomi - Helena Douglas - Leifang - Christie - Lisa - Tina Armstrong - Ayane
Non-playable characters Niki - Zack
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Games Beach Volleyball - Blackjack - Poker - Pool Hopping - RouletteSlot Machines
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Gift Giving - Swimsuits - Zack Dollars
Locations
Zack Island
Accessory ShopBass IslandCasino - HotelJungle - Niki BeachPoolside - Private BeachRadio StationSports ShopZack of All Trades
Music
"Brazilian Sugar" - "Bitchism" - "Come On Over (All I Want Is You)" - "Do It" - "Fe Real" - "Give Me A Reason" - "How Crazy Are You?" - "If It Don't Fit" - "Is This Love" - "I Want Your Girlfriend To Be My Girlfriend" - "Jesse Hold On" - "Me Gusta" - "Move It Like This" - "Lovin' You" - "Pegaito" - "Sweet And Deadly" - "The Kids Don't Like It" - "This Is It" - "Turn It Up"
Archives
CostumesItem Collection Datasheet - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Swimsuit Merchandise
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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
Achievements - Command lists - Costumes - Fighting quotes - Merchandise - Promotional artwork and wallpapers - Survival Mode items - Tag throws

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