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Ayane
WO3-Ayane
Character Information
Height:
157 cm (5'2")
Weapon(s): Fūma Kodachi (short swords)
4th Weapon:
Midnight Butterfly
Type: Speed
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Warriors Orochi 3
Character from Tecmo's Dead or Alive series

Ayane (あやね) is an original character created by Team NINJA for the Dead or Alive series. She made her first appearance in Koei games as a guest NPC for the PlayStation 3 port of Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce. She is one of the collaboration characters being included in Warriors Orochi 3 and Shin Sangoku Musou VS.

Role in GamesEdit

Dynasty WarriorsEdit

In Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, she would give quests to players to find Ryu; completing this quest allowed players to use her weapon in the game. The fourth anniversary PlayStation 3 version of Dynasty Warriors: Online allows players to download parts of her costume for their female avatars. They may do so by registering various serial codes.

Warriors OrochiEdit

After the conclusion of the fourth Dead or Alive tournament and before the third Ninja Gaiden installment, Ayane is mysteriously teleported to the dimensional realm in Warriors Orochi 3. She stars in an alternate Hasedō, which has been modified to resemble parts of Seaside Paradise from Dead or Alive 4. During the heat of the battle, she is discovered by Yoshitsune and his party. Although she is unaware of her surroundings, Ayane quickly decides to team with the coalition to find a way back home.

She follows Sima Zhao's army after Hasedō and helps them in their hunt for Shuten Dōji. Thanks to her intelligence and Taigong Wang's leadership, they are able to track the demon and other prisoners at Xuchang. She advises using stealth to save their imprisoned allies and leads the main party to easy infiltration points. Ayane also helps Bao Sanniang in her search for Guan Suo at Mt. Niutou.

In Ultimate, Ayane learns of an unusual disturbance at Yan Province and goes there to investigate together with Nemea and Diaochan. The cause of this disturbance turns out to be none other than her half-sister Kasumi who had been transported to the dimensional realm as well. In spite of her older sibling's status as a runaway fugitive, the younger kunoichi chooses to put her grudge aside and asks the former's help in slaying the serpent forces surrounding them.

Character InformationEdit

PersonalityEdit

Haughty and shrewd, Ayane is a kunoichi who follows her clan's strict teachings. Fueled by her hated jealousy for her half-sister Kasumi, she seeks to hide her pain and weaknesses whenever possible. Ayane often buries her woes by perfecting the murderous craft of her sect, focusing on succeeding her missions rather than her emotions. She has a sharp and cynical tongue and often gloats to her opponents. Although best known for her scathing and aloof persona, Ayane can be compassionate and may even help others when they are in need.

For her Warriors Orochi appearance, she shares an affinity with Ryu, Kasumi, Kunoichi, Nene, and Yoshitsune. Her scantly clad outfit flusters Yoshitsune, who bashfully insists that she cover herself during their conversations together; his overreactions mainly amuse her. She sees Kunoichi as an effective sparring partner, and is fond of her lighthearted personality. She admires Nene's motherly personality, saying she could never compete with her in that regard. She also has the desire to learn her "Nene Ninpo" ability, often asking Nene to teach her how to perform it.

Voice ActorsEdit

QuotesEdit

See also: Ayane/Quotes
  • "How are you, Ayane?"
"How am I? Neither good nor bad."
"Wow. What a conversation killer that was..."
~~Kunoichi and Ayane; Warriors Orochi 3
  • "You have a sister, don't you? Do you like her?"
"Of course I do, she's my sister! ...Why are you making that face?"
~~Ayane and Daqiao; Warriors Orochi 3

GameplayEdit

MovesetEdit

Keys: Square Normal Attack • Tri Charge AttackCircle MusouX Jump/Mount

Ground MovesetEdit

Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Launches an overhead heel drop, a flying horizontal kick, and a short-ranged spinning slash leading up to a roundhouse kick.
Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Kicks opponents into the air, does a high kick to launch them further, and drags them down on the ground.
Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Lands a flying kick towards the enemy, hits them again with another kick, and sends any remaining target into the air with a somersault attack.
Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): The first button input is a short spinning slash, while the second sequence has the user doing several low slashes while dashing back and forth. The last hit is a stomp attack powerful enough to produce fissures within the vicinity.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri: Spins continuously while moving on the ground and leaping forward.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square: Swings left, right, and upward followed by multiple slashes done at an angle and one upward cut.
Dashing Square: Does a cannonball drill kick.
X, X: An air dash that renders the user temporarily invincible.
X, Tri: Dives below and swipes at both sides.
X, Square: Slashes at a downward arc.
R1: Throws a knife at high speed directly in front of the user. It then sticks to an enemy before exploding a few seconds after.
X, R1 (Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate only): Tosses an explosive at the enemy while flipping back in the air.
Circle: Summons purple energy around the user, knocking opponents into the air and juggling them with an invisible force.
Circle (True): Slams fist into the ground, causing a massive explosion

Horse MovesetEdit

Tri: Horse rears on hind legs before smashing the ground with their front hoofs. If the horse is sprinting, it will perform a long jump instead.
Square, Tri: Does an ascending vertical slash with both weapons simultaneously.
Circle: Horse stampedes with a powerful aura.

Fighting StyleEdit

Most of Ayane's abilities and skills are derived from the ones she has in the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series.

  • Her Special Skill is the "Flash Kunai" projectile weapon she had in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.
  • The Finisher of her True Musou sequence is the "Art of the Raging Mountain God" Ninpo skill from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.
  • Her dashing attack is clearly her "Genmu-So" move from Dead or Alive.

WeaponsEdit

Warriors Orochi 3Edit

Weapon Information
Fuma Kodachi (風舞小太刀)
1-Star Weapon - Fuma Kodachi
Base Attack: 6
Compatibility Bonus: 7
Wisteria Kodachi (藤舞小太刀)
2-Star Weapon - Wisteria Kodachi
Base Attack: 10
Compatibility Bonus: 11
Dancing Kodachi (艶舞小太刀)
3-Star Weapon - Dancing Kodachi
Base Attack: 15
Compatibility Bonus: 14
Midnight Butterfly (夜光蝶小太刀)
4-Star Weapon - Midnight Butterfly
Base Attack: 26
Compatibility Bonus: 18



Big Star WeaponsEdit

Ayane uses the following big star weapons in the game.

  • Avian Avengers
  • Exquisite Death
  • Lepidoptera (DLC)

Warriors Orochi 3 UltimateEdit

Weapon Information
Midnight Butterfly X (真・夜光蝶小太刀)
4-Star Weapon - Midnight Butterfly
Base Attack: 60
Compatibility Bonus: 18
Mystic Kodachi (仙舞小太刀)
Mystic Weapon - Ayane (WO3U)
Base Attack: 55
Compatibility Bonus: 18


Acquiring Mystic WeaponEdit

  • Chapter 1: Battle of Mt. Niutou - Defeat Botryogen and 500 enemies in under 7 minutes.
  • Chapter 2: Battle of Yan Province - Defeat Sun Wukong and 800 enemies in under 13 minutes.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Ayane is given a modified set of facial expressions in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate to better reflect her current Dead or Alive appearance.

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