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"Night has lifted, dawn has come."
—Rachel in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate


Rachel is a fiend hunter from the Holy Vigoor Empire who debuted in the 2004 title, Ninja Gaiden, though made her Dead or Alive debut in the 2013 title, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

Cursed by her demonic fiend heritage, Rachel's goal in life is to hunt down and destroy all demons in existence. She met Ryu Hayabusa while on a crusade to slay her own twin sister, whose fiend blood had corrupted her human side. With Hayabusa's aid, she was able to accomplish her heart breaking goal and the two have been close friends ever since.

HistoryEdit

Early lifeEdit

CharacterEdit

AppearanceEdit

Rachel is a tall statuesque woman with pale skin, platinum blonde hair, crystal blue eyes and a curvaceous and buxom figure. She is usually seen wearing a skin-tight black leather combat suit cut in ways that reveal her skin. She wears alot of revealing outfits in-game, including a revealing nurse dress, short-shorts and a crop top that exposes her tattoos, and a more modest blue business jacket and skirt. 

PersonalityEdit

Rachel is a battle hardened warrior who feels the desire to hunt down and kill all demons. Though she feels the need to put on a tough face when dealing with people, she is a kind and caring soul whose only wish is to help people. Her cursed lineage has caused her to become a Fiend Hunter, but she truly fights to protect others.

EtymologyEdit

Rachel (רחל) is Hebrew in origin, and means "ewe", which is a term used to describe an adult female sheep.

RelationshipsEdit

Ryu HayabusaEdit

Hayabusa and Rachel's relationship was initially complicated due to Rachel's coldness towards Hayabusa, while Hayabusa didn't like Rachel when she was testing him during the Dark Dragon Blade Incident in Ninja Gaiden. Despite their differences and ideals, the two have come to mutual terms, forming a working relationship as well as a close friendship, and slay the evil Fiends together whenever they meet, with Rachel slowly beginning to trust Hayabusa over time because of him rescuing her from enemy capture multiple times while she was on a crusade to slay her own twin sister, who had become evil due to the fiend blood in her veins. Her respect and admiration for Hayabusa can be seen in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate when she says he's like having the strength of a hundred others.

AyaneEdit

Rachel seems to share a working partnership with Ayane since they first met, though they dont share a win tag pose Rachel calls Ayane's name during the fight.

MomijiEdit

Rachel may seem to have a mutual respect for Momiji and she forms working partnerships with her very often as she helps her out on her journey.

GameplayEdit

See also: Rachel's command lists

Rachel's fighting style is based from and is similar to SPARTAN-458: she utilizes brawler style attacks, but Rachel doesn't seem to use any formal martial art or style. She has a high damage output, and her throws do very good damage. She can also throw the opponent while they're in the air, opening Rachel to perform air combos. Her combos are damaging, but they are short, and relatively easy to hold and counter; her speed is also below average, making her easy to predict, as she lacks many moves, and her combo starters lack many follow up attacks that can confuse the opponents.

Her holds can help her win in extremely tense matches, and since most of them involve hitting the opponent away, they do downright horrific damage when her opponent is near a wall. She is recommended for all skill levels, due to her simplistic combos and damage output, and she overall is a fairly balanced character, with her speed and lack of move mix-ups being her only major disadvantages.

StatsEdit

Game Strike Throw Hold Power Speed Moves
DOA5U (Arcade)
DOA5LR
4/5 4/5 4/5 5/5 2/5 2/5

AppearancesEdit

Dead or Alive SeriesEdit

Non-Dead or Alive appearancesEdit

Ninja GaidenEdit

Rachel made her debut as an NPC in Ninja Gaiden (2004) before becoming a playable character in Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

Musou Orochi 2: SpecialEdit

Rachel, along with Seimei Abe, appear in the Japan only Musou Orochi 2 Special, the PSP port of Warriors Orochi 3. She later appeared in the world wide WiiU port of the game, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, with series newcomer Momiji and Shennong. Her special stage is New York merged with Jiang Dong.

In popular cultureEdit

Dead FantasyEdit

Rachel appears in the fan-made CG series Dead Fantasy created by Monty Oum and her main opponent is Rinoa Heartilly from Final Fantasy VIII.

Rachel debuts in Dead Fantasy II as she decides to aid the Dead or Alive girls as they are being overpowered due to the effects of Tifa's Haste. When Rinoa and Kairi arrive to join Yuna, Rikku and Tifa, she along with Kasumi, Ayane and Hitomi faces off against the group. The fight ends when Rinoa creates a portal to transport herself and Rachel to another place that leads on to their fight in Dead Fantasy VII.

In one of the teasers for Dead Fantasy VII Rachel is shown chained up, similar to in Ninja Gaiden, when she was going to be sacrificed to her sister, Alma. With Monty Oum's untimely death, the future of the series is unknown.

Fighting quotesEdit

Music themesEdit

The following are the music themes used for Rachel throughout the series.

Theme Game appearances
"El Diablo ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~" Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (default theme)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (default theme)

GalleryEdit

See: Rachel gallery

TriviaEdit

  • Rachel's fighting stance is similar to Sarah Bryant's stance. The two also share similar physical appearances as well.
  • Since SPARTAN-458 couldn't be included in Dead or Alive 5, Rachel was given a similar fighting style.[1]
  • Even though she was added to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, it is unknown if she participated in the tournament or not. However, her official Last Round website bio implies that she did indeed participate as it mentioned that she loves DOA fights since it allows her to utilize her innate fighting abilities for means other than fiend-hunting.
  • Her light ground attack involves her grinding her heel into the back, crotch, stomach, or leg of the opponent; Strangely when it connects sometimes, it does damage despite her heel not physically touching the victim's body.
  • Rachel's 2013 Halloween costume is a reference to her twin sister Alma.
  • Prior to her formal debut in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, a woman in a red dress was seen interacting with Maria who bore a similar appearance to Rachel in Christie's flashback in Dead or Alive 4.
    • The woman can also be seen in Christie's ending for the same game. Itagaki himself confirmed that she was indeed Rachel, and admitted that he added her presence as a joke.[2]
  • Rachel's 2014 Halloween costume was originally intended to be for Kasumi.
  • One of Rachel's win quotes (Night has lifted, dawn has come) originated from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. EventHubs - "Director: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is a reflection of the feedback we received"
  2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988441244529060&set=p.988441244529060&type=1&theater

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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"
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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 - Tag Throws - Triangle System
Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DIG - Freedom Survivor - MIST - Mugen Tenshin clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway shinobi - Shinobi
Martial arts Aikijutsu - Ba ji quan (hakkyoku-ken) - Close quarters combat - Combat Sambo - Counter Fiend Combat - Honoka Fu - Ii Style Leg Strikes - Jeet Kune Do - Karate - Lucha libre - Mixed martial arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi gua quan - Professional wrestling - Snake fist - Systema - T'ai chi quan - Taekwondo - Tengu-do - Xing yi quan - Xinyi liuhe quan - Ensei ken (yan qing quan) - Zui quan
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - System Voice - Tournament Winners - Virtua Fighter - Warriors
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Stages Aircraft Carrier - Crimson (PS4/XONE) - Danger Zone (PS4/XONE) - Dead or Alive/Arrival - Depth - Desert Wasteland - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow/Primal - Forest - Fuel - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Lorelei/Haunted Lorelei - Lost World - Sanctuary - Scramble - The Show/The Tiger Show/Coming Soon - Sky City Tokyo - Street - Sweat - Temple of the Dragon/Sakura - Zack Island
DLC stages (PS4/XONE) Attack on Titan - Azuchi - Fireworks
Non-playable locations Freedom Survivor - Johnny's Diner - 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" - "Sacred Flower" - "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" - "False Fate" - "I'm a Fighter" - "Knifepoint" - "let's get it" - "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" - "Ignition" - "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 - Fighting quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items - Tag Throws

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