✿Name: Kasumi Tenjinmon
✿Kanji: かすみ 霞
✿Alias: "The Kunoichi Of Destiny" or "Unmei No Kunoichi" (romanji) "Runaway Shinobi" or "Nuke-nin" (romanji), "The Eternal Heroine", "Iluminate(d) Daughter" or "Kerasu Musume" (romanji)
✿D.O.B.: February 23rd
✿Astrolgical sign: Pisces
✿Weight: 106 lbs
✿Body Type: Voluptuous
✿Blood Type: A
✿Eye Color: Light Auburn/Amber gem
✿Hair Color: Auburn
✿Favorite color: Milky Pink & Pastel Blue
✿Favorite Animal: Rabbit
✿Signature flower: Sakura
✿Favorite Hotel Room: Moonlight Reef (Dead Or Alive Xtreme 2
✿Likes:Strawberry millefeuille, strawberries, fortune telling, sakura
✿Dislikes: Thunderstorms, loved ones getting hurt.
✿Family: Burai(grandfather); Shiden(father); Ayame(mother); Hayate(older brother); Ayane(half-sister/cousin) Raidou(paternal uncle)
✿Enemies: Victor Donovan, M.I.S.T, Kasumi ALPHA/ ALPHA-152, False Kasumi (PHASE 3), PHASE 4
✿Weapons: Wakizashi sword and smoke bombs
✿Abilities: Sakura parry, sensing vibes (good or bad; natural for all ninja to acquire this).
✿Ninpo: Sky Torn Blast (Pink)
✿Discipline: Mugen-Tenshin Tenjinmon ninjutsu
✿Occupation: Nukenin ; Princess
✿Fact: Kasumi means "Mist" in Japanese.
✿Appearances: Dead or Alive, Dead or Alive 2, Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore, Dead or Alive 3, Dead or Alive Ultimate, Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, Dead Fantasy 1, Dead Fantasy 2, Dead Fantasy 4, Dead Fantasy 5 & Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Dead Or Alive Paradise, Dead Or Alive Dimensions & Dead or Alive 5, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Ninja Gaiden 3 Razror's Edge Warriors Orochi 3, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Venus, Warriors All Stars, Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation & Dead or Alive 5 Infinite.
The picture on the left is Kasumi's signature ninja dogi. This is her trademark dress that she's well-known in the Dead Or Alive video game series. A small story behind the dress: her beloved mother, Ayame, had sewn this dress specifically for Kasumi. Embroided beautifully with her own hands, the ninja dogi bears designs at the lower front & the back of the dress; a picture of the crane. The crane that signifies elegance, balance & being light as a feather. The perfect animal that suits dear Kasumi, since she equals the traits of the bird. The dress was a gift from her mother & that is perhaps why Kasumi dons the dress in every tournament of Dead Or Alive. The back of the dress, bears a symbol of the name "Kasumi" & "Mugen-Tenshin" above it. Basically making it a note that she is a ninja & belongs to her respected clan. It's been rumored in video game history that, the dogi bears almost a resemblence to Capcom'sStreet FighterChun-Li's dress. It's possible that Tomonobu Itagaki may have based Kasumi's dress off of Chun Li's in honor of her for being the first female to be created in the history of fighting games.
The kanji used to spell Kasumi's name (霞) means "Mist", a light fog. Mist and fog is often used as a symbol of isolation and loneliness, maybe alluding to Kasumi's isolation from her clan, forced to live alone. Mist can also represent unclear thinking, possibly reflecting Kasumi's personality who, as a compassionate, empathetic character, is powered by emotion and will react by her feeling rather then think things through first, such as her leave from her clan to take revenge for Hayate.
Mist could also be a physical link to her; just as mist cannot be easily contained, Kasumi has also been proven to be hard to "contain" and be captured by the clan's assassins, and has been been able to avoid them for a long time.
Finally, mist can be a symbol of the indeterminate phase in development, when things have yet to be defined. As she is a runaway shinobi, Kasumi could be seen as living in an indeterminate state, unsure if tomorrow will bring her death, or good fortune.
Along with Ayane and Kokoro, Kasumi's name is written in hiragana.
デッドファンタジー IN MEMORY OF MONTY OUM. Jun 22, 1981- Feb. 1, 2015
"I am Kasumi. I am a ku-no-ichi with a destiny to fulfill, and a burning desire to avenge a beloved older brother, who was once crippled by Raidou and a group of assassins. I was next in line to lead the Mugen-Tenjin clan, but due to unfortunate events, I had resigned and left the village in order to achieve my goal. Little did I know... I had involved myself in what could be bloodshed for the rest of my life."
Kasumi is the daughter and second child of Shiden and Ayame, and was born into the Mugen Tenshin Clan's head family as the second in line to the title of leader, after her brother Hayate.
When they were children, Kasumi and Ayane - unaware that they were related - played together as best friends, althought the clan saw Ayane as a "cursed child" and didn't want Kasumi to be around her. Her relationship with Hayate was also ideal, with the two playing games and training together happily.
However, once Ayane learned of her true heritage, and the children now knew that they were siblings, Kasumi's friendship with Ayane ended due to Ayane's jealous anger over her mistreatment by the clan, centering her animosity on the "princess" Kasumi.
NINJA GAIDEN A Black Falcon's Sakura Petal
"For unknown reasons, Kasumi observed the events surrounding the Black Spider Ninja Clan's assault on the Hayabusa Clan, and Ryu Hayabusa's consequential vengeance and foiling of their plans to resurrect the Archfiend. She is seen witnessing Obaba's death at the hands of Ayane, and at the end of the game with a short moment with Ryu." ✿ The DEAD OR ALIVE Wikipedia
At about the age of 16, for unknown reasons, Kasumi observed the events surrounding the Black Spider Ninja Clan's assault on the Hayabusa Clan, and Ryu Hayabusa's consequential vengeance and foiling of their plans to resurrect the Archfiend. She is also seen witnessing Obaba's death at the hands of Ayane.
DEAD OR ALIVE Vengeance
"Kasumi's brother, Hayate, was next in line to succeed as the 18th master of the Mugen-Tenjin Academy...until one fateful day when an assassin attacked and crippled him. Her father Shiden was left bitter and refuses to mention the details surrounding the attack. Kasumi wants revenge; and she's determined to succeed as 18th master of the school." ✿ DEAD OR ALIVE 1 manual
A year later, a rogue ninja of the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan, Raidou, Kasumi's paternal uncle and Ayane's father, returned to the village to obtain the Torn Sky Blast. Defeating even the prodigious Ayane, Raidou eventually managed to mimic the technique from Hayate before rendering him both comatose and paraplegic.
After Raidou's rampage, and Hayate in a deadly state, Kasumi was left chosen by Shiden to become the clan's eighteenth master, but she didn't know what truly happened to Hayate as her father didn't want her to know. Her worry over her brother effected her training, but she managed to learn the Torn Sky Blast at least. Wanting to know the truth, Kasumi turned to Ayane. Believing that Kasumi would never become a great leader anyway, she told her that Raidou was the fiend who harmed Hayate.
With the facts buzzing in her mind, Kasumi finally desided to take the possibly suicidal step and left the village without permission in order to find Raidou and take revenge on him for Hayate, although this meant she would become a nukenin and the clan would kill her if she ever returned home. The clan quickly found out about Kasumi's leave, and Ayane was ordered by Genra to find and kill her. Ayane tried to stop her on the bridge out of the village, but Kasumi was saved when Christie appear on a helicopter and seperated the two shinobi with gunfire. Although Kasumi didn't know Christie, she jumped on the helicopter and they flew away from Ayane.
Now in the company of Christie and Bayman, Kasumi learnt that Radiou was taking part in the Dead or Alive World Combat Championship, which was being sponsored by the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee, the company Bayman and Christie worked for. They flew her to a cruise liner, the Freedom Survivor, and Kasumi joined the tournament.
While the start of the tournaemnt was being offically announced, Kasumi found Ayane in the crowd. Ayane told her that she was there to avenge Hayate too, as well as kill her, under the orders of her foster father Genra. The girls quickly discovered that Raidou was working with the head of DOATEC, Fame Douglas, but when Ayane tried to get him, even though Kasumi tried to stop her, the girl was beaten back. Fame then told Kasumi that if she wanted to face Raidou in battle,she had to come out as winner in the tournament.
Kasumi fought her way through the tournament, and did come out as the winner of the tournament, meaning that she would have to face Raidou in the Danger Zone. She managed to defeat Raidou, and was happy because she thought she had avanged Hayate, but Raidou awoke stronger then before, with inhuman strength caused by DOATEC experiments. Their battle ended in a Torn Sky Blast duel, and with the help of Ryu Hayabusa from the sidelines, Kasumi overpowered Raidou in the end and he was finally killed.
Unfortunately for Kasumi, she was kidnapped by DOATEC, and was taken to their labs in Germany, so they could use her DNA for their experiments; as she managed to defeat their top experiment, they believed that she would be useful in their plans to create the ultimate fighter.
DEAD OR ALIVE The Missing Shinobi
"Kasumi, a true bred 'female ninja' of the 'Mugen-Tenjin' style. In an attempt to settle her brother Hayate's old scores, she became a 'runaway shinobi.' Immediately after 'Dead or Alive 1 World Combat Championship', she was taken captive by the Super-human Development Project. While held captive, her clone, Kasumi ALPHA was created.." ✿ DEAD OR ALIVE 2 manual
After being held captive for a while by DOATEC, Ryu managed to find her and set DOATEC Germany on fire. During the chaos, Kasumi was helped out of her cell by Kasumi Alpha, a clone created from her DNA. Although shocked by the sight of her double, she followed Alpha into one of the labs. Once there, Alpha told Kasumi that they were "sisters", and Kasumi hadn't been a good sister becasue she kept Hayate to herself, so now he belonged to Alpha. Realizing that Hayate had been taken by DOATEC, Kasumi fought Alpha. The noise led one of the scientists, Lisa Hamilton to them and Kasumi demanded to know where Hayate was. Lisa tried to silence her by threatening to shoot her, but Kasumi was saved by Ryu, who took her after from the building, after Lisa and Alpha escaped.
While with Ryu and Irene Lew, they learn from stolen DOATEC data that Hayate was actually at DOATEC Germany at the same time as Kasumi. Worried about her brother's safety, Kasumi went against Ryu's orders and ran off to find Hayate. Although Ryu sent Ayane after her, Kasumi managed to escape her.
Sometime later, Kasumi found Hayate alive and well, but as Hayate was suffering from amnesia, he couldn't remember her. Ryu told the two siblings to fight each other, as "once reunited in combat, fists which are bound by blood will revive the deepest soul of the shinobi", meaning that Hayate would remember his true self. During the fight, Kasumi was defeated, and Hayate remembered everything. While Hayate and Ryu had to fight Alpha and a brainwashed Ayane, set upon them by Genra, Kasumi must have woken up and ran away, as Hayate couldn't find her after the battle.
DEAD OR ALIVE A Runaway Shinobi
"Day after day she is forced to defend herself from attempts on her life by highly skilled assassins. Then, one day, Kasumi learns that Hayate is to be at the DoA tournament. Though she finally meets her long-lost brother in this last tournament, it is impossible for a runaway shinobi ever to return home in peace." ✿ DEAD OR ALIVE 3 manual
Homesick and constantly hunted, Kasumi still wished to see Hayate, but had to go into hiding from the Mugen Tenshin Clan again. She spent some time in the geisha district of Kyoto during her running, and to cover up her shinobi identity, she dressed as a normal high school girl and acted like a normal civilian in public to get by. She must have become ill from running and living rough, because she developed a fever. When she was half-passed out on the road, she was found by a local maiko Kokoro, but refused her help. When she saw Ayane, she panicked and ran away again.
During the third tournament, Kasumi tried to find Hayate, who was, at the time, with Ayane and Ryu trying to track down Genra, who had turned against the clan. Kasumi crossed paths with Ayane, but apparently her sister was focused on taking down Genra, so she wasn't doing to kill her; although Ayame had previously asked Ayane to help Kasumi rather then be against her. Ayane did let Kasumi try to get to Hayate, but not before she beat her up for her troubles.
When Kasumi finally met up with Hayate, he was torn between the code of the clan, to kill runaways, and his want to see Kasumi. He tried to save her, saying that they can pretend they never met and he can let her live, but Kasumi was prepared to fight her brother. After the fight, Kasumi escaped again and went into hiding once more.
DEAD OR ALIVE Alpha-152
"If only it were possible for her to live in peace with her brother, Hayate, the current clan leader. However, storm clouds are already brewing, and the next epic battle of Kasumi's life is about to be set in motion. Alpha-152... Kasumi still has no idea of the nightmare about to be unleashed on the world by her own clone." ✿ DEAD OR ALIVE 4 manual
During the time of the fourth tournament, Kasumi caught word of the Mugen Tenshin's plan to attack DOATEC and take their revenge against the company. Worried about everyone's safety, Kasumi risked her life visiting the ouside of the village, and found Hayate. As she tried to convince him to stop the war against DOATEC, Hayate remained quiet and Ayane arrived to interrupt them, providing enough of a distraction for Hayate to leave and continue on with his mission.
Although the attack was on the go, Kasumi pursued everyone to DOATEC's TriTower headquarters so she can still stop the chaos. There, she confronted Helena Douglas, the current head of DOATEC, and begged her to leave the shinobi alone. However, Helena told her that DOATEC's lastest creation - a modifyed Kasumi Alpha, renamed Alpha-152 - was about to become active. Helena was about to shoot Kasumi, to stop her from being involved, but she was saved by Ryu, who was there helping Hayate, and Kasumi fought her way past Helena.
She then headed down to the lab to destroy Alpha-152. She fought her clone to her best efforts but in the end it appears Alpha-152 escaped in the chaos of the destruction wrought by the Mugen Tenshin invasion. After the match, having herself escaped the burning building, Kasumi is last seen watching Helena entering the blazing helipad. As Kasumi tried to stop her, Ayane prevented her from going after Helena, who by doing so saves Kasumi's life as the building starts exploding mere seconds later.
In Dead or Alive: Dimensions, after the end of the attack, Kasumi is heard saying "it's time to go back to the village", hinting that she might have been accepted back into her clan and returned home.
DEAD OR ALIVE Paradise
"Kasumi is invited to Zack Island for the fourth Dead or Alive Tournament. However, the tournament was a hoax made-up by Zack and Kasumi (with the other Dead or Alive girls) ends up stuck for two weeks on the tropical island." ✿ The DEAD OR ALIVE Wikipedia
Taking place after the events of Dead or Alive 3, Zack had gambled his winnings from the third tournament at a casino and hit the jackpot, earning a ridiculously large sum of money. With his girlfriend Niki, he used the money to purchase a private island, which he promptly names after himself: "Zack Island".
He then invited the women from the third tournament to his island, under the pretense that the next Dead or Alive Tournament will be held there. The women arrive and after discovering the truth, namely that it was merely a hoax, decide to make the best of the situation by spending two weeks vacationing on the island.
At the end of the holiday, the ladies depart, leaving only Zack and Niki on the island. Shortly thereafter, the island's volcano - previously thought to be inactive - spontaneously erupts, threatening to destroy Zack's island. In the chaos, Niki escapes using Zack's jetpack and leaves him behind. Zack survives the volcanic eruption, but the island itself is completely destroyed.
After hearing rumors that Hayate was on the island, Kasumi traveled to see if they were true, even though she wondered what he would be doing there in the first place.
DEAD OR ALIVE The Search for Alpha-152 and the Attack on the MIST Laboratory
"I cannot avoid this fight!" ✿ The DEAD OR ALIVE Wikipedia
Two years after the fall of the DOATEC Tritower, Helena Douglas decides to hold the fifth Dead or Alive Tournament and she and Kasumi are in the search to find Alpha-152. After Helena brings Hayate to the Freedom Survivor, Kasumi tells hims that Alpha-152 is for her to deal with alone. She then leaves the ship, but Hayate, suspicious that something is wrong with her, has Ayane follow her.
Kasumi travels to New York and asks Lisa where Alpha-152 is. When she gets no reply, the ninja defeats her. As she continues her travels, she finds herself having to escape from getting caught by Ayane, Hayate and Bayman. Fed up that she cannot find her clone, Kasumi returns to Helena and demands from her Alpha-152's location. Helena reveals to her that the clone is hidden at an oil rig. After fighting her way past Rig and Lisa, Kasumi finds and defeats Alpha-152, but is soon found and attacked by Hayate and Ayane. She seemingly dies at their hands, but it is later revealed that she is just an Alpha clone, programmed into believing that she herself is the original.
The real Kasumi has been in Japan the entire time with Muramasa at a hidden village. She receives a message from a falcon sent by Ryu, explaining that Hayate had been captured by Donovan's new organization, MIST. She rushes to the rig and fights her way past Christie and Rig. Kasumi finds her brother in the lab and, with Lisa's help, succeeds in releasing him. After Ryu, Ayane and Hayate have their fights against Alpha-152, she has the final showdown with the Donovan's monstrious creation to stop Phase 4 of the Alpha plan. After her victory against Alpha-152 and the destruction of the lab, Kasumi is shown on the Freedom Survivor thanking Ayane and Hayate before walking off, swearing to defeat Victor Donovan at all costs.
It used to be such simpler times when Tomoya was young. Living with his 'parents' in a small village just outside of the major cities in Japan. He lived in the mountains, where no one could come and bother the small family, and he was free to enjoy a simple life and have fun. That was until that one fateful day. On a normal play day for him, Tomoya ventured up to the mountains where he routinely go and play. However, making his way up to his regular spot, something caused the mountains to split, drawing Tomoya into the depths of the mountain. Coming to his senses, this is where he came face to face with a Dragon,a mythical creature thought to never exist. The dragon simply stared down at the young male, before exhaling a mysterious blue vapor. Inhaling it, the male felt a weird sense of strength and energy flowing through him and when he lifted his right hand a torrent of water had emitted from his palm. Did the dragon bestow him magic?
Leaving the dragon that now seemed lifeless, Tomoya made his way back to his little home only to see it in flames with a group of men dressed in black fleeing from the scene. Rushing as fast as his legs could carry him, the young one made it to the house, seeing his 'father' laying on the ground. It was then that Tomoya learned he was not their child, nor was he anything less then special. He was also told that his parents were still alive, but were people he should not seek to keep himself safe. Once he released the last set of words from his lips, his life vanished from the older male, causing Tomoya to release tears and cry into the dead body.
Fast forward to today. Tomoya, a grown man now on the hunt for the whereabouts of his actual parents, despite the warning his foster father had given him. This brought him to the city of Tokyo, where his most recent lead for them were. It looked normal during the night, but he knew what was infesting the cities streets. Fiends. He had learned of their existence as the years passed by, fighting and having to fend against them whenever he drew upon a clue to his parents. Walking the streets, it took him down a dark alley, an ominous feeling coming over him. It was then that multiple fiends appeared coming from the ground. Sighing to himself, he turned and cracked his neck as his fists were slowly covered in what appeared to be blue flames, but it was actually water. During the years of his growing, he trained himself in the art of magic, learning how to conjure more powerful spells as well as control his powers to give him the title of a Wizard.
The first fiend lunged, blades for it's arms and walking what seemed to be on air with no feet. Side stepping, Tomoya c*cked his right fist back, striking the demon right in the gut as he unleashed a magic punch, causing a torrent of water to fly through the fiend. Next the rest of the fiends launched their assault, causing the male to dodge and counter with his own flurry of attacks. One by one the went down, magic punch and kick taking them down until one of the demons made a sneak attack. On his last attack, Tomoya split one of the sword arm demons in half with a kick, his leg covered in the same blue fire like substance when a new demon, appeared behind him. It was a larger one, a purple colored fiend that walked on all four"S-Sh*t..!" Was the only thing he uttered as the fiend reared his arm back, knocking Tomoya into a nearby wall with enough strength to kill a regular person. It nearly did the job, blood streaming down Tomoya's face as he struggled to lift his head at the fiend as it approached him.
'Is this the end..?' He would ask himself, his body refusing to move as the feeling of dying began to sink in, waiting for the fiend to finish the task unless a miracle took place.
"Yes..." The dragon ninja merely answered. His tone direct yet with a tender tone when addressing the princess. Long and arduous battles had grown him weary, and his body clamors for rest and some peace. The female standing before him is that peace. Their relationship has indeed changed, so much in fact that when looking back, no one would think they would grow to be this close with one another. The passage of time and the wheels of fate are an unpredictable thing.
His green emerald orbs were fixated upon her delicate and gorgeous amber hues. Those eyes of her, were always the healers of his inner and weary spirit. It was as if he was replenished in an instant upon merely gazing at them. What beauty, even though he was not to express it in words. "I wanted to see you again. I trust Muramasa is helping you plenty?"
"You've made sure to leave no trace of your pursuers. You've grown far more stronger than the Mugen-Tenshi ever hope to imagine. At this point, I feel they should give up in their resolve and allow you to return home. Your Mother most of all, wishes so. I wish I could be of more assistance to you, but for now I will carry out the promise I once made to your brother. I will keep you away from harm until you can return home. Whenever that day may be... Kasumi."
His words were tranquil in tone, and only him had succeeded where others did not. Locating this young runaway Kunoichi. He was aware of what she endures in these harsh times. Always on the run to protect her dear life from those that wish nothing more to see her dead for a broken code. A code that Hayabusa himself once adhered to completely, but not anymore. He sees now that following it to the letter blinds you from making more informed and wise choices. If only those elders could change their stance on it, things would be remotely different. The Dragon Ninja ponders, how more blood need to be spilled from their clan, how much more must this young girl endure in killing those he once saw her as a friend and their royal princess. How much... he wonders.
"Kasumi... I will remain here. I desired to see you once again given those days I was away." The dragon descendant approached her, his hand reaching for his headgear to reveal his handsome guise. That which concealed it was no more, and a smile while rare and small coming from such a burdened ninja, was full of warm and tender affection to her. This young woman was the key to see more emotions out of him. They have grown this close... more than people would ever know.