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The Top 10 Sexiest Women in Dead or Alive

Rachel Anders has been playing video games since childhood, and is a major fan of the Dead or Alive franchise.

The Top 10 Sexiest Women in Dead or Alive (DOA).

The Top 10 Sexiest Women in Dead or Alive (DOA).

Who is the Sexiest Character in the "Dead or Alive" Series?

Throughout the video game industry, a number of games have been released that focus their attention on the female form and beauty. One of these is the Dead or Alive franchise. Renowned for its scantily-clad ladies, exaggerated body proportions (in regard to bust and curves), as well as its number of “revealing” fighting stances that leave little to the imagination, Dead or Alive is often regarded as one of the sexiest video game series in recent memory. This article examines the 10 sexiest women in Dead or Alive, and provides a brief overview of each lady’s personality, abilities, as well as overall appearance.

Selection Criteria

In order to select (and rank) the hottest Dead or Alive women, a number of basic criteria was necessary. First and foremost, it is important to note that each of the ladies described (below) were selected from all of the existing Dead or Alive video games. This element was crucial, as it greatly broadened the available “pool” of women to choose from. Secondly, every attempt was made by the author to rank the following women according to gamer preferences. To accomplish this, a number of polls were observed (and taken) to arrive at a definitive list. In spite of this, however, personal bias (on behalf of the author) was difficult to exclude. Nevertheless, the author believes that these criteria offer the best means for determining (and ranking) the sexiest Dead or Alive women.

The Top 10 Hottest Women in "Dead or Alive"

  • Kokora
  • Nyotengu
  • Lisa Hamilton
  • Christie
  • Lei Fang
  • Tina Armstrong
  • Helena Douglas
  • Momiji
  • Sarah Bryant
  • Kasumi
The lovely Kokoro.

The lovely Kokoro.

10. Kokoro

  • Full Name: Kokoro
  • Eye Color: Grey
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Measurements: B35” W22” H34”
  • Height: 5’2”
  • Weight: 108 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Kokoro is a female character that first appeared in Dead or Alive 4. Considered both a sweet and polite character, Kokoro was born to Miyako and Fame Douglas as an illegitimate daughter. This makes her the half-sister of Helena Douglas. Characterized as well-mannered and well-spoken, Kokoro is an extremely merciful and gentle woman, with a hospitable nature that even extends to the fighting ring. She is also quite calm, cool, and collected with the ability to maintain her composure in the most heated of situations. In spite of this, she continues to have a short temper in certain occasions, with a propensity towards sudden outbursts when pushed too far.

Powers and Abilities

In spite of her gentle and sweet nature, Kokoro is actually a formidable opponent in the Dead or Alive series due to her natural abilities in the baji quan fighting style. This style incorporates a variety of kicks (both low and high), along with a series of powerful elbow strikes to provide maximum (and rapid) damage to opponents. Combined with her unbreakable “chain throw,” she is a highly-efficient fighter that is well-suited for a variety of gamers. Nevertheless, one of her primary weaknesses involves the fact that her moves are incredibly easy to counter by opponents, as her style requires closer attacks making her prone to takedowns by characters with strong holds.

Appearance

In contrast to many of the characters appearing in the Dead or Alive series, Kokoro is perhaps one of the most feminine and “girly” women in the game. Nevertheless, she is a remarkably sexy woman known for her long black hair, gray eyes, pale skin, and seductive lips. And while her traditional outfit consists of a pink kimono that provides extensive coverage to her athletic and toned body, Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 provided an unparalleled look at her curvaceous frame through the “sweet cherry” bikini. Aside from a large bust, Kokoro is also quite athletic with a slim frame, and wide hips. For these reasons, she is easily one of the sexiest characters to appear in the Dead or Alive series; a feat that will likely remain for the foreseeable future.

The incredibly beautiful (and sexy), Nyotengu.

The incredibly beautiful (and sexy), Nyotengu.

9. Nyotengu

  • Full Name: Nyotengu
  • Eye Color: Light Purple
  • Hair Color: Bluish-Black
  • Measurements: B37” W23” H35”
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: Unknown

Personality and Traits

Nyotengu is a princess warrior that first appeared in the hit video game, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade (2014). Although very little is known about her early life (and history), due to her relatively recent appearance, the series indicates that Nyotengu likely originated during the Heian Era of Japan. She can be best described as loud and arrogant throughout the Dead or Alive series. However, a playful and “laidback” persona is also occasionally seen with this particular character, along with an intensely energetic spirit. Nyotengu also has an intense love for fighting and inflicting pain on her opponents, hinting at a sadistic side to her overall personality traits. This is coupled by a flirty and sensuous side, as seen when she sensually licks her lips after each match with an opponent.

Powers and Abilities

Although Nyotengu is considered to be relatively slow in the DOA series, she makes up for this with her ability to fly, and withstand greater amounts of damage. Nyotengu also possesses a number of strong holds and throws that can be performed on both the ground or from the air. Combined with her Hiten-No mai” and “Karasu-Tobi” stances, she is an incredibly gifted fighter with the ability to inflict maximum damage on opponents. In spite of this, Nyotengu is usually not recommended for beginners, as her abilities are heavily dependent on “timing.” Her slow speed also makes her susceptible to combo-focused attackers (such as Kasumi), which can easily defeat Nyotengu without proper guidance from the player.

Appearance

In spite of Nyotengu’s tremendous age, the princess takes on the form of a young woman, and appears to be in her mid-twenties. Sporting a voluptuous and curvy figure, Nyotengu possesses a pair of lovely hips along with a tremendous bust size. These features are complemented by her tall height, oval-shaped face, pale skin, dark blue hair (worn in various styles), and light purple eyes. In regard to attire, outfits differ (according to user preference, DLC, and the particular game being played); however, her primary costume is a red and black kimono with an opening in the front for ease-of-movement. The kimono is worn loosely by Nyotengu, revealing a great deal of cleavage, and is combined with a shorter kimono (white) that she wears underneath for additional coverage. Taken together, Nyotengu is easily one of the sexiest characters of the Dead or Alive series, despite her relatively modest appearance and attire.

The gorgeous Lisa Hamilton (La Mariposa).

The gorgeous Lisa Hamilton (La Mariposa).

8. Lisa Hamilton (La Mariposa)

  • Full Name: Lisa Hamilton
  • Eye Color: Purplish Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Measurements: B36” W22” H34”
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 117 Pounds

Personality and Traits

La Mariposa (also known as Lisa Hamilton) is a female fighter that first appeared in Dead or Alive 4. Although very little is known about her history and origins in the Dead or Alive universe, current data suggests that she was once a scientist working for DOATEC. Dialogue in the games also suggest that Lisa has maintained a series of long-lasting connections to other opponents, including Tina Armstrong, Helena Douglas, and Victor Donovan. Characterized as both nice and intelligent, Lisa is quite friendly with the ability to befriend others with relative ease. She is also quite compassionate, despite her loud and boisterous behavior displayed when wrestling under the stage name “La Mariposa.”

Powers and Abilities

Lisa Hamilton’s abilities are best-described as a mixture of both Tina and Zack’s fighting style. This is due to the fact that her fighting style relies heavily on both throws and rapid kicks. Due to her long legs, most of her kicks are capable of being executed at a longer range as well, providing her with relative immunity against opponents who are incapable of getting close. Due to her unpredictable nature, she is also quite difficult to counter and defend against as her rapid speed, aggression, and movement are nearly impossible to track. As such, she is generally not recommended for beginner players, as her fighting style is difficult to learn, requiring a great deal of time and patience in the fighting ring.

Appearance

In regard to Lisa Hamilton’s appearance, she is generally portrayed in the Dead or Alive series as an extremely athletic, flashy, and sensuous figure with a curvaceous body and exaggerated bust. Although later renditions of the game have attempted to portray her figure in more “realistic” designs, she continues to maintain a dark-skinned complexion that is accentuated by beautiful brown eyes, purplish-brown hair, and a set of full lips. Much of her body is on full display throughout each game, as her outfits are extremely revealing, flashy, and flamboyant in their overall appearance. Hamilton’s primary outfit includes a one-piece suit that shows off both her waist and back. A pair of strips serve as a makeshift “skirt,” and are coupled with leopard-print stockings, a series of armbands, as well as a mask that conceals much of her facial features. This skimpy attire leaves little to the imagination, making Lisa Hamilton one of the sexiest female characters in video game history.

The lovely Christie in one of her more "modest" outfits.

The lovely Christie in one of her more "modest" outfits.

7. Christie

  • Full Name: Christie
  • Eye Color: Grey
  • Hair Color: White
  • Measurements: B37” W23” H35”
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 126 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Christie is a professional assassin and a “she quan” martial arts expert that first appeared in the hit video game, Dead or Alive 3. Classified as a “secondary antagonist” in the series, Christie is considered a cold-blooded female with a clearly-defined sadistic streak. She is cold, taciturn, objective, and extremely callous towards other fighters. Moreover, she is often seen throughout the series making fun others, and takes great pride (and enjoyment) in other people’s suffering. And while she is generally seen as quiet and calm in her overall demeanor, her ruthlessness knows no bounds, as Christie is known to employ whatever is necessary to achieve her objective. Of all her contracts as an assassin, perhaps her most famous incident involved the murder of Helena’s mother, known as Maria. Following the incident, Christie has systematically stalked Helena throughout the duration of the Dead or Alive series.

Powers and Abilities

In regard to Christie’s primary powers and abilities, she is renowned for both her speed and lightning-fast strikes against opponents. This, in turn, makes her an incredibly difficult character to counter, as her jabs can easily stun or stagger. Nevertheless, her speed is also a curse of sorts, as her strikes lack the power of other characters, making each hit relatively minor in their overall damage potential. In spite of this, her recovery rate and “Ren-Soja-Dako attack makes her an incredibly dangerous adversary. As such, she is a character that is well-suited for a variety of gamers, including beginners and experts alike.

Appearance

Of all the fighters appearing in Dead or Alive, Christie is the tallest woman in the entire series. Standing an impressive 5’9” and weighing 126 pounds, she is well-proportioned in her overall build, with a tremendous bust size, slim waist, and curvaceous hips. Although each of the games portray her in a slightly modified manner, game artists have generally depicted Christie with consistent physical traits, including dark-colored lips, rounded eyes, white hair, and lovely grey eyes. Combined with her form-fitting attire and plunging necklines, Christie’s cleavage is often on full-display to gamers, along with her muscular legs and thighs. Taken together, she is an extremely sexy (but deadly) addition to the Dead or Alive universe.

The sexy Lei Fang.

The sexy Lei Fang.

6. Lei Fang

  • Full Name: Leifang
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Measurements: B34” W22” H33”
  • Height: 5’5”
  • Weight: 110 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Leifang (also referred to as “Lei Fang”) is a female fighter that first debuted in the original Dead or Alive video game. Characterized as both a college student and taiji quan “prodigy,” Leifang comes from an affluent Chinese family. After being saved by Jann Lee from a group of thugs, one of her primary goals in the Dead or Alive series is to prove her strength (and abilities) to her former rescuer. Despite dedicating her life to learning mixed martial arts for this purpose, she is defeated on three different occasions by Jann Lee before she finally secures a hard-fought victory years later. As one can well-imagine, Leifang is best described as a self-motivated and prideful figure in the Dead or Alive series. She is also extremely intelligent, kind-hearted, and friendly (despite her uncontrollable temper and proclivity for violence).

Powers and Abilities

Leifang’s primary abilities center around an array of holds and parry maneuvers. Capable of inflicting a devastating series of jumps and throws against her opponents, Leifang can be extremely difficult to counter, as her speed agility, and strike power offer a deadly combination in the hands of a skilled player. Nevertheless, she is often not recommended for beginner players as her powers and abilities are best-described as defensive in nature. As such, her attacks require a unique combination of defense and offense that require well-timed maneuvers to be successful. For these reasons, she is best handled by a more experienced gamer that is familiar with the series.

Appearance

In regard to Leifang’s appearance and physical traits, she is often portrayed in Dead or Alive as both slender and petite with her overall build (and height). Sporting dark brown eyes, dark brown hair, as well as a small (rounded) face, Leifang is also relatively busty with wide hips and an “hourglass” shape to her midsection. Although many of her outfits modest in their overall appearance (consisting of loose-fitting skirts and tops), much of her lovely body was finally shown off in the Dead or Alive Xtreme series that debuted in the early 2000s. In her skimpy bikini, Leifang is easily one of the sexiest characters to grace the series in recent years.

Tina Armstrong in one of her more provocative outfits.

Tina Armstrong in one of her more provocative outfits.

5. Tina Armstrong

  • Full Name: Tina Armstrong
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown or Blonde
  • Measurements: B37” W24” H35”
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 123 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Tina Armstrong is a female fighter and professional wrestler that first appeared in the original Dead or Alive video game. Armstrong is the daughter of Bass Armstrong, who is classified in the game as the “greatest wrestler who ever lived.” Trained by her father from an early age, Tina’s intense training regimens quickly established her as an expert wrestler by the time she was in high school. With dreams of becoming famous herself, Tina entered her first tournament in an attempt to be “discovered” by Hollywood (against her father’s wishes). As an individual of boundless ambition and spirit, her thirst for fame eventually paid off, as Tina became a supermodel, actress, and rock star. Due to her career choices, she is best-described as extremely extroverted and tenacious with a “dreamer” spirit. Likewise, she is also incredibly stubborn (to a fault), and is known to be incredibly aggressive when needed.

Powers and Abilities

Due to her familial connection with the famous wrestler known as Bass Armstrong, Tina’s fighting style consists primarily of wrestling moves, throws, and jams (both arm and leg). And while Tina is regularly considered one of the slowest female characters in the game, she makes up for this deficiency with her incredible strength and power. When timed correctly, her mid-level kicks, throws, and high-punches can inflict devastating injuries to her opponents. Nevertheless, her slow speed makes Tina a difficult character to control. As such, she is best suited for intermediate to advanced players.

Appearance

Tina Armstrong is perhaps one of the sexiest figures to grace the Dead or Alive series due to her tremendous sex appeal, large bust, and vivacious spirit. Since her first appearance, Tina has become one of the most recognizable blondes in the gaming world. Likewise, she has undergone a number of small revisions in recent years to make her appearance more “natural” and realistic. Nevertheless, her fair skin, blue eyes, and more prominent features have remained largely untouched. Combined with her sexy attire (which includes plunging necklines, skimpy bikinis, as well as body-hugging skirts, pants, and shirts), it is not difficult to see why Tina is in the top 5 characters for this list.

The sexy (but modest) Helena Douglas.

The sexy (but modest) Helena Douglas.

4. Helena Douglas

  • Full Name: Helena Douglas
  • Eye Color: Bluish-Green
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Measurements: B35” W22” H34”
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 108 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Helena Douglas is a female fighter that first appeared in Dead or Alive 2. Recognized as the current leader of DOATEC, as well as the illegitimate daughter of Fame Douglas, Helena is an incredibly gifted fighter who specializes in the pigua quan martial art style. She is also the half-sister of Kokoro (mentioned earlier in this list). After becoming a famous opera singer (following in the footsteps of her beloved mother), Helena eventually joined the Dead or Alive Tournament in an attempt to locate her mother’s assassin (and murderer). She is best-described as obsessive, haughty, emotional, and generally unconcerned with the affairs of other people. In spite of these shortcomings, however, she still possesses a level of friendliness and warmness.

Powers and Abilities

Helena is a well-balanced fighter renowned for her graceful and smooth attack patterns that imitate a “windmill” formation. Specializing in the pigua quan fighting style, Helena is capable of executing a number of lightning-fast strikes and throws that are extremely difficult to counter. Due to her height (and long legs), she is also able to inflict a great deal of damage outside the reach of many opponents. This is important, as Helena is relatively weak when it comes to sheer strength and power. For these reasons, she is well-suited for a variety of players (including beginners). Those seeking to use her efficiently, however, will need to become used to her many combo attacks in order to inflict sufficient damage against opponents.

Appearance

Helena Douglas is an incredibly sexy figure renowned for her elegant (upper-class) appearance, heart-shaped face, as well as sharp facial features. She is often portrayed with long blonde hair that reaches down to her waist, along with bluish-green eyes that are as seductive as they are beautiful. Highlighting her tremendous bust, wide hips, and long legs is a series of seductive costumes/outfits that are designed to be elegant yet revealing. Cleavage is almost always visible for Helena. Likewise, the uppermost regions of her legs are nearly always on display due to the high-cut nature of her dresses and skirts. Although her outfits are slightly more modest than other characters appearing in the Dead or Alive franchise, Helena Douglas continues to be an extremely hot choice for gamers.

The incredibly sexy Momiji.

The incredibly sexy Momiji.

3. Momiji

  • Full Name: Momiji
  • Eye Color: Amber
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Measurements: B36” W23” H34”
  • Height: 5’3”
  • Weight: 110 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Momiji is a female fighter that made her DOA debut in the hit title, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013). Originally seen in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2008), Momiji is a ninja warrior who served as the apprentice of Ryu Hayabusa. She is also the Dragon Shrine Maiden for the Hayabusa clan, where she serves as “keeper” of the “Eye of the Dragon.” Throughout her video game appearances, Momiji is best-described as a gentle, polite, and caring individual, despite her deadly prowess as a ninja warrior. She is extremely strong-willed, stubborn (to a fault), and shows a dedication to her training that is unmatched by most characters in the franchise.

Powers and Abilities

Momiji is a well-balanced character renowned for her wide-range of moves and abilities. Due to her origins outside of the Dead or Alive series, her play style and abilities are also quite distinct from other characters. This is especially true for her double-jump and aerial attacks that are unique to the game, along with her powerful Junyo-Izuna throw that can inflict a great deal of damage to opponents. And while her move set isn’t as diverse as others in the series, she makes up for this deficiency with her tremendous speed and agility. For these reasons, Momiji is highly-suited for a wide range of players with different skill sets, including beginners.

Appearance

Momiji is a young and beautiful Japanese woman with long black hair, amber-colored eyes, and an athletic/slender build. Often seen with a topknot style ponytail, Momiji maintains a distinctly Japanese appearance, donning a relatively modest set of pants, boots, and white kunoichi top. Nevertheless, much of Momiji’s figure is on full display with her costumes, as the plunging neckline of her top showcases a great deal of cleavage, while her upper pants reveal a great deal of her legs (especially when performing kicks). With a large bust, curvaceous appearance, and wide hips, Momiji is an incredibly sexy character and a welcome addition to the Dead or Alive series by many gamers.

The gorgeous Sarah Bryant poses in a bikini.

The gorgeous Sarah Bryant poses in a bikini.

2. Sarah Bryant

  • Full Name: Sarah Bryant
  • Eye Color: Light Blue
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Measurements: B36” W22” H36”
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 121 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Sarah Bryant is a female fighter that made her debut in the DOA series in the hit video game, Dead or Alive 5. First appearing in Sega’s Virtua Fighter, Sarah is both a college student and mixed martial arts expert who is the younger sister of Jacky Bryant. Although little is known about her origins and past history, it is believed that she was once a part of a mysterious group known only as Judgment 6, who kidnapped and brainwashed Bryant. She was able to later escape the organization and regain her lost memories (through intensive training). Sarah is best-described as confident and optimistic in regard to her dominant personality traits. She is also quite fearless and courageous, and will not hesitate to fight back when the occasion arises.

Powers and Abilities

Maintaining her same skills from Virtua Fighter, Sarah Bryant is an extremely quick and agile fighter who is known for her long combos (in particular her kick and punch combinations that are quite devastating to opponents). Her “flamingo” stance is a particularly unique trait of Sarah, and provides the character with a number of basic (and advanced) moves. Sarah’s tremendous speed comes at a cost, however, as her defensive capabilities are almost non-existent; leaving her open to extreme damage from stronger adversaries. For these reasons, she is generally recommended for intermediate to expert players that are able to keep Sarah on the offensive, delivering out lightning quick attacks and combos.

Appearance

Sarah Bryant is an incredibly sexy figure within the DOA universe, and is renowned for her slender body, athletic physique, and height. She is also quite attractive, with fair skin, seductive lips, blonde hair, and baby blue eyes. Although her attire for DOA is considered extremely modest (when compared to some of the other fighters on this list), her traditional bodysuit leaves little to the imagination and exposes much of her body’s natural curves. Coupled with her extremely large bust, she is regularly classified by gamers as one of the sexiest women in gaming history.

The beautiful Kasumi; the sexiest woman in "Dead or Alive."

The beautiful Kasumi; the sexiest woman in "Dead or Alive."

1. Kasumi

  • Full Name: Kasumi
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Copper Brown
  • Measurements: B35” W21” H33”
  • Height: 5’4”
  • Weight: 106 Pounds

Personality and Traits

Kasumi is a female fighter that made her debut in the original Dead or Alive video game in 1996. Classified as one of the eight original characters to have graced the series, she is often portrayed as the unofficial “mascot” of Dead or Alive, and serves as one of the game’s primary protagonists. Kasumi is the daughter of Shiden and Ayame, and lived both a pampered and “spoiled” life under the protection of her wealthy family. After learning of her heritage, Kasumi later entered the “Dead or Alive” tournaments in order to avenge the death of her older brother, known as Hayate.

Unlike many of the characters present within the Dead or Alive franchise, Kasumi is portrayed throughout the series as a kind and compassionate fighter who clings to an honor-bound understanding of combat. She neither desires or wishes to fight unless absolutely necessary, and displays a clear pacifist mentality. In spite of this, Kasumi is an extremely deadly adversary with the ability to devastate opponents in the ring.

Powers and Abilities

In general, Kasumi is considered an extremely well-balanced character due to her remarkable speed, agility, and relatively good range of attack. Although she is much weaker than many of her adversaries in the game, Kasumi’s speed can be utilized by an experienced player to keep would-be attackers on a constant defense, rendering them relatively useless against her roundhouse kicks, teleportation abilities, downward punch, and backwards flip kick. For these reasons, she is generally suited for nearly any player and skill level, as both beginners and experts can utilize her abilities with ease.

Appearance

Kasumi is an incredibly slender, athletic, and petite woman renowned for her soft-looking skin, round face, and amber-colored eyes. Although variations to her character were later introduced in Dead or Alive 5 (to make her appear more mature), much of her physical characteristics remained largely untouched. Sporting chestnut-colored hair that is often placed in a ponytail, Kasumi’s full figure is displayed for gamers through her high-cut kimono dress, plunging neckline, and white stockings. She is also quite busty, with a curvaceous body that is stunning (to say the least). For these reasons, Kasumi is easily the sexiest character to grace the Dead or Alive series; a feat that will likely remain for the foreseeable future.

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© 2021 Rachel Anders

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