is a player character in Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden video game series by Team NINJA and Temco.
Ayane has a complex relationship with Kasumi, the leading hero of the Dead or Alive series, ever since they grew up together. She was born as the result of Raidou raping Kasumi's mother, Ayame. Though Ayane was allowed to stay in Mugen Tenshin , she was always looked down and generally ignored by many in the clan. Ever since they were children, Ayane looked up to Hayate as a way of increasing her self-esteem and lifting her sadness. Hayate as well was fond of her; he might have learned of the true circumstances behind Ayane's birth and did not see the point of isolating her as everyone else did. Along with a burning hatred for Raidou, the man who ruined her life by creating it in the first place, the focal point of her ire rested on the one who had been treated like a princess, Kasumi, while Ayane was treated like dirt. This envy that Ayane harbors can be greatly compared to the hatred Raidou had over Shiden, Kasumi's father.
Quiet and reserved, Ayane tries to forget her experiences as a child. She has honed her skills to unbelievable heights in an attempt to make others see her to be more than the "demon child". With the death of her former master Genra, Ayane is now the strongest ninja of the Hajin Mon, the dark side of the Mugen Tenshin clan. She may have managed to reconcile her feelings of hatred towards Kasumi somewhat, as demonstrated when she stops Kasumi from entering the burning DOATEC building seconds before it explodes in Dead or Alive 4.
According to the book Video Game Art, Ayane's design requirements are of "beauty and mystery". Ayane is the youngest girl in the series, but possesses the second largest bust (stated at 93 cm / 37"), falling just behind Tina Armstrong. Her fighting style is very different from Kasumi's Tenjin Mon style, and she has some of the most distinctive appearance out of DOA girls because of her unusually-colored eyes and hair. Character designer and producer Tomonobu Itagaki described her character and personality as much "harder" than Kasumi and said she fit in the "very hard-edged" universe of Ninja Gaiden series.
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