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Victor Donovan
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Victor Donovan in "Dead or Alive 5"
Profile
Full Name Victor Donovan
Nationality Unknown
Status Alive
Occupation Shadow-Leader of DOATEC (DOA-DOA4)
Chief of MIST
Family Rig (Son)
Kasumi α/Alpha-152 (Creation)
Phase 4 (Creation)
False Kasumi (Creation)
Cyborg Raidou (Creation)
Debut Dead or Alive: Dimensions (2011)
Japanese Voice Moriya Endo
English Voice Grant George (DOAD)
Kirk Thornton (DOA5)
Live Action Eric Roberts (DOA: Dead or Alive)
"Idealists are an endangered species around here"
—Donovan in Dead or Alive: Dimensions


Victor Donovan (Katakana: ビクター・ドノヴァン, Rōmaji: Bikutā Donoban) is a former leader of the DOATEC anti-Douglas faction and the former head of the Development Department, a state of the art military fortress where Project Alpha and Project Omega were developed. He is the main antagonist of the series.

His first physical appearance was in Dead or Alive: Dimensions in order to explain his motives and intents throughout the series.

HistoryEdit

Dead or AliveEdit

In the first Dead or Alive, Donovan employed the Russian assassin Bayman to kill DOATEC's chairman, Fame Douglas. This attempt is thought to have been successful, as Douglas died shortly after the event. The nature of Donovan's rebellion is thought to be controversy over experiments to be carried out to create an ultimate Dead or Alive fighter. This means that Donovan is responsible for Projects Epsilon, Alpha, and Omega.

Dead or Alive 3Edit

In Dead or Alive 3 Donovan captures Helena, Fame Douglas' daughter, since she stands to inherit her father's position as chairman of DOATEC. He challenges Helena to win the Dead or Alive 3 tournament in order to gain her freedom and learn the truth behind the company. He also employs the assassin Christie to keep an eye on her.

Meanwhile, Bayman seeks revenge after Donovan plotted his assassination to tie up any loose ends.

Donovan is thought to be behind experiments such as Project Epsilon, to which Hayate was subjected, the cloning of Kasumi, and the augmentation of Ayane's foster father Genra into the ultimate Dead or Alive fighter Omega.

Dead or Alive 4Edit

In Helena's ending of Dead or Alive 4, Ryu is shown destroying an airship with a man who was believed to be Donovan. For a time, there was some speculation that Donovan also appeared on the front cover of the Dead or Alive 4 video game case, but this theory was debunked when players realized it was Zack wearing the same costume from Helena's ending. After the end credits of Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Donovan is seen putting on Genra's mask, revealing that Donovan did in fact survive the final battle at the Tritower complex.

Dead or Alive 5Edit

After the destruction of DOATEC, Donovan establishes an organization called MIST to continue with the Alpha Project. During Dead or Alive 5, he is already ready to start Phase 4 of his Alpha plan: the creation of soldiers with the fighting capabilities of the four ninja (Kasumi, Hayate, Ayane and Ryu) and distributing them to countries with powerful militaries around the world. Donovan has already created several Alpha clones, each with their own unique number. When the ninja attack the MIST laboratory hidden within the oil rig, Donovan has his son, Rig, capture Hayate and reactivate Project Epsilon. But that apparently fails when Kasumi rescues Hayate and Lisa releases him. The ninja then destroy the lab along with all of the Alpha clones that were inside.

However, it seems that Donovan is not worried about the loss of the lab, as Rig already has the samples they needed. They are ready to proceed to with Phase 4.

CharacterEdit

AppearanceEdit

Donovan wears a white pinstripe suit and has blonde hair that seems to be slicked completely back. His facial features are entirely unknown as he is seen wearing a mask in all of his appearances and that his face has yet to be revealed to the player.

PersonalityEdit

Because Donovan does not appear in the story that often, not much is known about his personality. There are two things about him that can be said for certain: he is ruthless, stopping at nothing to get what he wants, and he is obsessed with creating the "ultimate fighter." He commits immoral human experiments in order to create this "ultimate fighter."

EtymologyEdit

Of Latin Origin, his first name Victor means "One who conquers," thus describing his evil, ambitious nature. His surname Donovan is both of English and Gaelic for "Dark Chieftain." This surname describes him as the "Dark Master" behind the entire events that occurred before the Dead or Alive Tournament and assassination of Fame Douglas.

RelationshipsEdit

BaymanEdit

Donovan had hired Bayman to assassinate Fame Douglas for him. After returning successfully from his mission, Donovan betrays him by sending other assassins to kill him. Donovan did this because he did not want to leave any proof that he had any part in Fame Douglas' death. As a result, Bayman hates Donovan and would love nothing more than to kill him.

ChristieEdit

The nature of Donovan's relationship with Christie is not entirely known. It can be assumed that he hired her because of her skill as an assassin. He also seems to trust her a great deal, as she often acts as his right hand. At some point, Christie had been planning to betray him. It is unknown if Donovan knew about this or not.

LisaEdit

It is unknown what relationship Lisa shares with Donovan, but Lisa reveals animosity during the events of Dead or Alive 4 about  Hayate's capture and Project Epsilon when Helena confronted her in the burning of the tri-towers. She has worked for Donovan in the past, but was possibly betrayed by him somehow.

HelenaEdit

Because Helena is the legitimate heir to DOATEC, Donovan sees her as a threat to his power. He sends Christie to pose as a servant and befriend Helena in order to keep an eye on her. Eventually, he decides to have Christie kill her. Though she tries to kill Helena in both the third and fourth tournaments, Christie failed due to Bayman's interference.

Kasumi αEdit

Kasumi α is a clone of Kasumi and Donovan's "ultimate fighter." Because she was created by Donovan, she is completely loyal to him. When she found out that Christie intended to betray him, she treated her with suspicion and was determined to protect him.

RigEdit

Donovan's son. Together, they apparently plotted out everything that happened in Dead or Alive 5.

AppearancesEdit

Dead or Alive SeriesEdit

  • Dead or Alive 3 (Mentioned, 2001 - 2002)
  • Dead or Alive 4 (Mentioned, 2005 - 2006)
  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Non-Playable, 2011)
  • Dead or Alive 5 (Non-Playable, 2012)
  • Dead or Alive 5+ (Non-Playable, 2013)
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (Non-Playable, 2013)

Dead or Alive-Related MediaEdit

DOA Movie Donovan

Eric Roberts as Donovan in DOA: Dead or Alive

DOA: Dead or AliveEdit

He was portrayed by Eric Roberts in the 2006 movie adaption. In the film, Donovan uses a machine to acquire the fighting skills of the best fighters in the tournament (becoming similar to Raidou in the video games, since he uses the skills of several fighters). Nevertheless, he ends up killed in the explosion of DOA Island in the 2006 movie after being acupunctured in the back of his neck by Kasumi.

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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 5 Last Round - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - Dead or Alive: Dimensions - Dead or Alive Online - Dead or Alive Ultimate - Girls of DOA BlackJack - Ninja Gaiden series - Virtua Fighter series
Dead or Alive Xtreme Sub‑Series Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball - Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 - Dead or Alive Paradise
Canceled Games Dead or Alive: Code Chronos - Project Progressive
Characters
Main Playable 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 - Mila - Rig - Momiji - Rachel - Marie Rose - Nyotengu
Bosses Raidou - Kasumi α - Bankotsubo - Genra - Alpha-152 - Shiden - False Kasumi - Phase 4
Non-Playable 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 SPARTAN-458 - Rio - Ridley - Samus Aran - Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Jacky Bryant
Non-Canon Max - Weatherby
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 - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Stats - Tag Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners
More Information and Archives
Actors - Costumes - Fandom - Gameplay - Items - Locations - Martial Arts - Media - Merchandise - Movies - Music - Soundtracks - Staff - Stages
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Characters
Main Characters

Kasumi - Tina Armstrong - Christie Allen - Helena Douglas

Supporting Characters

Ayane - Ryu Hayabusa - Max - Victor Donovan
Weatherby - Zack - Bass Armstrong - Hayate - Bayman - Leon

Minor Characters

Brad Wong - Butler - Chief Detective - Eliot - Fame Douglas - Gen Fu - Hitomi - Jann Lee - Leifang - Pirates

Terms
Acupuncture - Central Intelligence Agency - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Donovan's Glasses
ID Bracelet - Katana - Nanobots - Needle - Ninja - Nunchaku - Runaway Shinobi - Shuriken - Volleyball
Other Terms

Character Relationships

Locations
Ishikari MountainsSouth China SeaHong KongDOA IslandBuddhaWaterwheelBamboo ForestForbidden SquareGray StepsLab ComplexDOA Compound - Tina's Yacht - Ninja Clan
Music
DOA: Dead or Alive Original Soundtrack
Archives
Promotional Artwork
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Raidou - Ryu Hayabusa - Tengu - La Mariposa - Alpha-152 - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Bayman - Christie - Helena Douglas - Kokoro - Zack - Leon - Brad Wong - Gen Fu - Eliot - Jann Lee - Leifang - Hitomi - Ein - Hayate - Kasumi α - Ayane - Genra
Secret Shiden
Non-Playable Anne - Ayame - Fame Douglas - Irene Lew - Lauren - Maria - Victor Donovan
Guest Ridley - Samus Aran
Terms
Gameplay Modes Chronicle - Arcade - Survival - Tag Challenge - Free Play - Training - Local Play - Internet Play - Showcase - 3D Photo Album - Fight Record - Options
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Exiled Shinobi - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Project Omega - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Torn Sky Blast
Martial Arts Ba Ji Quan - Combat Sambo - Drunken Fist - Jeet Kune DoKarate - Lucha Libre - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Gua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Snake Fist - Tai Ji Quan - Tengu-Do - Xing Yi Quan - Xinyi Liuhe Quan
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Figurines - Genra (Wine) - System Voice - Tokkosho - Tournament Winners
Locations
Playable Stages 999 Meters - Azuchi - Danger Zone - Dojo - Eternal Helix - Fallen Miyama - Freedom Survivor - Frozen Peaks - Genetic Biolab (Advanced) - Geothermal Power Plant - Hellfire - Kyoto in Bloom - Lorelei - Sacred Miyama - Tao - Whitewater Valley
Non-Playable Locations Great Opera - Mugen Tenshin Village
Music
Character Themes Alpha-152 - B-boy no "B" - Blood Tie - Break the age - Cracker - Dead or Alive - Grand Style - Hitohira - Jintsuriki - Karma - Kasumi α's Theme - Knifepoint - Monster - Moonlit Lady - Natural High - Red Moon - Reincarnate - Shiden's Theme - The Shooted - Successor - Tehu Tehu - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - Vigaku - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control
Chronicle Mode Tracks Brave Heart - The Broken Arrows - Dance Of The Angel - DOATEC - Ketsui no Toki - Look Ahead - Tengu-mai - Unbroken Chains
Other Tracks D.O.A. - Dimensions Training - Vs. Ridley - Wired
Archive
Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpaper
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Characters
Dead or Alive 5 Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Brad Wong - Eliot - Mila - Tina Armstrong - Helena Douglas - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Kokoro - Bayman - Christie - Rig - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Jann Lee - Leifang - Zack - Hitomi - Ayane - Hayate
Story Mode False Kasumi
Unlockable Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Gen Fu - Pai Chan - Alpha-152
Non-Playable Miyako - Muramasa - Phase 4 - Victor Donovan
Dead or Alive 5+ Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Brad Wong - Eliot - Mila - Tina Armstrong - Helena Douglas - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Kokoro - Akira Yuki - Gen Fu - Bayman - Alpha-152 - Christie - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Rig - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Jann Lee - Leifang - Zack - Hitomi - Ayane - Hayate
Story Mode False Kasumi
Non-Playable Miyako - Muramasa - Phase 4 - Victor Donovan
Terms
Gameplay Modes Story - Versus Mode - Arcade - Time Attack - Survival - Training - Online - Spectator - Album - Fight Record - Mission - Options
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Cliffhanger - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Power Blow - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Stats - Tag Throws - 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 Ba Ja Quan - Command Sambo - Jeet Kune Do - Karate - Lucha Libre - Mixed Martial Arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan - Tai Ji Quan - Taekwondo - 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
Locations
Playable Stages Arrival - Coming Soon - Dead or Alive - Depth - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow - Fuel - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Primal - Sanctuary - Sakura - Scramble - The Show - 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 - Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack Vol.2
Stage Themes Accelerator - Alpha-152 - Beginning to the End - Can't Stop This Feeling - Cascade - Dimensions Training - Fire Alarm - Gotta Move On - Graceful Sounds - Happy Funny Crazy - I Feel For You - 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 - Tiger's Family - Tradition
Story Mode Tracks B-boy no "B" Remix - Cheerful Buddhist Priest - Collapse - Desperate Situation - False Fate - 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 An Invisible Shadow - Dimensions Training - Let's get it - Link - Repetition - Showdown - Urges - Wired
5+ Character Themes Alpha-152 - Drunk Wolf - Fang - Flowerbed - Hunter's Moon - I Feel For You - Machinations - Mentor - Moonlit Lady - Purity - The Roar of the Crowd - Russian Roulette - Serpent Dance - Shade - Solitary Desperation - Steel Horse Rider - Successor - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - The Wind is Howling - Zany Zapper
Archives
Achievements - Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers
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Characters
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Brad Wong - Eliot - Mila - Tina Armstrong - Momiji - Helena Douglas - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Gen Fu - Kokoro - Bayman - Alpha-152 - Christie - Rig - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Ein - Jann Lee - Leifang - Rachel - Zack - Hitomi - Leon - Ayane - Hayate
Story Mode False Kasumi
Guest Akira Yuki - Pai Chan - Sarah Bryant - Jacky Bryant
DLC Marie Rose - Phase 4 - Nyotengu
Non-Playable Miyako - Muramasa - Victor Donovan
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Nyotengu - Brad Wong - Eliot - Marie Rose - Mila - Tina Armstrong - Momiji - Helena Douglas - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Gen Fu - Kokoro - Bayman - Alpha-152 - Christie - Rig - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Ein - Jann Lee - Leifang - Rachel - Zack - Hitomi - Leon - Ayane - Hayate - Phase 4
Guest Akira Yuki - Pai Chan - Sarah Bryant - Jacky Bryant
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
Locations
Playable Stages 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
Default/Arcade Character Themes 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 Character Themes 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 - Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items

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