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                  o-------------------------------------o
                  |  GAME:      Dead or Alive 3         |
                  |             Dead or Alive Ultimate  |
                  |  GENRE:     3D Fighting             |
                  |  SYSTEM:    Microsoft XBOX          |
                  |  DEVELOPER: Team Ninja              |
                  |  PUBLISHER: Tecmo                   |
                  |  RELEASED:  11.14.10 (DOA3) < NA >  |
                  |             10.26.04 (DOAU) < NA >  |
                  o-------------------------------------o

=======================
   TABLE of CONTENTS
=======================
1.  INTRODUCTION                   [INT]
2.  VERSION HISTORY                [VER]
3.  COPYRIGHT                      [CPR]
4.  BASIC CONTROLS                 [CTR]
5.  DEFINITION ABOUT KARATE (JIS)  [KRT]
   5.1  History                    [HTR]
   5.2  Styles                     [STL]
   5.3  Karate In The West         [KAW]
   5.4  Karate As A Sport          [KAS]
6.  HITOMI'S PROFILE               [PRF]
   6.1  Profile                    [PRL]
   6.2  Background                 [BGR]
   6.3  Unlockables                [ULK]
   6.4  Remarks                    [RMK]
7.  HITOMI'S MOVE LIST             [MVL]
   7.1  Attacks                    [ATK]
   7.2  Holds                      [HLD]
   7.3  Down Attacks               [DAT]
   7.4  Throws                     [THR]
   7.5  Special Moves              [SPC]
   7.6  Tag Attacks                [TAG]
   7.7  Miscellaneous Moves        [MIS]
8.  FIGHTING STRATEGIES            [FST] 
   8.1  Generals                   [GEN]
   8.2  Against Other Characters   [AOC]
        - Kasumi                   [KSM]
        - Ryu Hayabusa             [RYU]
        - Zack                     [ZAC]
        - Gen Fu                   [GFU]
        - Brad Wong                [BRW]
        - Tina Armstrong           [TAS]
        - Bass Armstrong
        - Leon                     [WRL]
        - Bayman
        - Jann Lee                 [JAN]
        - Lei Fang                 [LEI]
        - Christie                 [CHR]
        - Helena                   [HEL]
        - Hayate / Ein             [EIN]
        - Ayane                    [AYA]
        - Tengu                    [TEN]
        - Omega                    [OMG]
9.  CLOSING WORDS                  [CLW]
10. SPECIAL THANKS                 [TKS]



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<<< 1. INTRODUCTION >>>  [INT]

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 Hi everybody!

 As I said, I'm a fan of Fighting Games, n' Dead or Alive series is my most
favourite fighting game! I've played them from DOA2: Hardcore (PS2) to DOA3
n' DOA Ultimate (XBOX)! Therefore, I decided to write some FAQs about them.

 In this FAQ, I'll try to show the way to master Hitomi - my most favourite
character! It can be used for both DOA3 n' DOAU.

  Now, let's go!

CURRENTLY THIS FAQ IS AVAILABLE AT:
- GameFAQs      < http://www.gamefaqs.com >
- DOATEC        < http://www.doatec.com >
- IGN           < http://faqs.ign.com >
- Neoseeker     < http://www.neoseeker.com >
- CheatHappens  < http://www.cheathappens.com >



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<<< 2. VERSION HISTORY >>>  [VER]

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  - Version 0.5 (Mar 15th 2005)
    FAQ basically completed on my notebook.

  - Version 1.0 (Jun 5th 2005)
    All minor parts completed.
    "Hitomi's Profile" completed!
    "Definition about Karate" completed!

  - Version 1.5 (Jun 6th 2005)
    "Hitomi's Move List" completed!

  - Version 2.0 (Jun 8th 2005)
    "Fighting Strategies" completed!

  - Version 2.0 (Dec 25th 2005)
    Some info added.
    "Against Brad Wong" strategy added.



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<<< 3. COPYRIGHT >>>  [CPR]

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This FAQ is protected by International Copyright Laws. Use of it on any other
website or as a part of any public display without advance written permission
is strictly criticized, and a copyright violation.

The main purpose of this FAQ is to help everybody know more about the game,
therefore, you can distribute it freely. However, it can't be referenced,
altered, plagiarized or anything like that without having the author's
permission. If you want to use it for any purpose, please contact me first.
I'm willing to let you use it as you want.

          Dead or Alive (R) Series (c) by Tecmo, Ltd and Team Ninja
                     This FAQ (c) 2005 by Pham Hong Quan

All trademarks and copyrights in this FAQ belong to their respective owners.



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<<< 4. BASIC CONTROLS >>>  [CTR]

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* NOTE: 
- Positions of some buttons depend on your current controller!
- Thumbsticks (L n' R) are useless here, therefore, I don't mention about
  them in this part.

           Left trigger     ______       Right trigger 
                [|]        /  \/  \           [|]
                          |   /\   |
             ub  u  uf    |  XBOX  |           (W)
               \ | /       \______/              (K)
             b - o - f                       (Y) 
               / | \                       (X)  (B)
             db  d  df   [Back] [Start]       (A)
            '----.----'
                 |
         (Directional Pad)

Directional Pad
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Controlling characters
- Menu selection, etc

X button (X) = F
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Free (Hold n' Guard)

Y button (Y) = P
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Punch

A button (A) = F+P
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Throw (evade throw)
- Confirm the menu, then proceed to the next screen

B button (B) = K
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Kick
- Cancel in the menu n' return to the previous screen

White button (W) = P+K
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Punch + Kick

Black button (K) = F+P+K
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Tag change, Tag Attacks (for use during Tag battle only)
- Special Moves

Right trigger = F+K
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Free + Kick

Start button
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Pause during game
- Confirm in the menu, then proceed to the next screen

Back button
~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Cancel in the menu n' return to the previous screen



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<<< 5. DEFINITION ABOUT KARATE >>>  [KRT]

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 This part contains some Japanese symbols. To display it well:
   * You must have Japanese languages in your computer.
   * Open this page by using a web browser (IE is recommended). Then right-
     click mouse button, select Encoding > Japanese (Shift-JIS).
   * This FAQ is best viewed in 1024x768 pixels.

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

  Karate or karate-do (空手道) is a budo art, a martial art introduced to the
Japanese main islands from Okinawa in 1922. Karate emphasizes striking
techniques (i.e. punching n' kicking) over grappling. Karate training can be
divided into three major parts, kihon, kumite and kata. Kihon (基本) is the
study of basic moves. Kumite (組手) means 'sparring' and develops from well
defined forms to the free form. Kata (型) means 'forms' and is a fight against
imaginary enemies, expressed as a fixed sequence of moves.

=====================\
5.1  HISTORY  [HTR]   \======================================================
=============================================================================

  Originally, karate was written as 唐手 ("Tang hand" from the Chinese Tang
dynasty or by extension, "Chinese hand") reflecting the Chinese influence
on the style. The current way of writing means "empty hand" n' karate-do
thus "the way of the empty hand". Karate is most likely a mix of a Chinese
fighting art brought to Okinawa by merchants n' sailors from Fujian Province,
with Okinawan martial art. The Okinawans called the style "te", hand. Early
Okinawan styles of karate were Shuri-te, Naha-te n' Tomari-te, named after
the three cities in which they were formed.

  In 1820, Sokon Matsumura blended the three styles of te into "Shaolin"
(Chinese 少林) or "Shorin-Ryu" (in Japanese) or "Forest Style" (English).
However Matsumura's own students broke the style back down again into more
branches n' their students continued this break down adding or subtracting
whatever suited them. Gichin Funakoshi, a student of one of Matsumura's
students Anko Itosu, is said by some to have introduced n' popularized karate
on the main islands. However, there were many others.
 
  Funakoshi's karate came from Itosu's version of Matsumura Shorin-ryu,
which is commonly called Shorei-ryu. Funakoshi's style of karate was later
named Shotokan by others. He was responsible for changing the way of writing
the name of the art; he did this to get karate accepted by the budo
organisation Dai Nippon Butokukai. In a time of rising Japanese nationalism,
it was important not to make karate look foreign as the old way of writing
it implied. 

  Funakoshi's main adversary was Choki Motobu. 

  Karate was popularized in Japan n' introduced into high schools before
World War II. 

  Like most martial arts active in Japan, karate made its transition to
karate-do at the beginning of the 20th century. The "do" in "karate-do"
means "way", which is analogous to the familiar Chinese concept of tao. As
it was adopted into modern Japanese culture, karate was imbued with some
elements of Zen Buddhism, n' the practice of karate is sometimes called a
form of "moving zen". Classes often begin and end with brief periods of
meditation. Also, the repetition of movements, as in kata, is consistent
with zen meditation in that it is intended to maximize a student's composure,
awareness, n' physical presence (speed n' power), even while under stress.
Karate teachers differ greatly in the way they acknowledge - if at all - the
zen influence in karate-do.

  The modernization (n' systemization) of karate in Japan also included the
adoption of the ubiquitous white uniform (dogi or keikogi) mostly called
just gi. Pronounced 'ghee. N' colored belt ranks, both of which were
originated n' popularized by Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo. Photos of
early Okinawan practitioners show the masters in the street clothes of the
day, or sometimes in briefs.

====================\
5.2  STYLES  [STL]   \=======================================================
=============================================================================

  Within karate there are a multitude of different styles or schools. The
most renowned are Shaolin, Shobayashi, Kobayashi-ryu, Matsubayashi-ryu,
Matsumura Seito n' Matsumura Motobu. From these came the more popular styles
we have today such as Chito-ryu, Shorinji-ryu (Kempo) n' Shorei-ryu as well
as Shotokan, Shotokai, Goju-ryu ("hard-soft way") n' Kyokushin ("ultimate
truth"). Other mainstream styles include Shorinjiryu, Seido, Wado-ryu ("way
of peace"), Uechi Ryu, Shito-ryu, Shudokan, Bushido Goju-Ryu n' Isshin-ryu
(there are at least 3 different styles of isshinryu). Some styles of karate
have teachers that have created hybrids of karate styles such as the JIKC
style, which uses a combination of karate styles.

  The Shotokan style of karate is characterised by deep, long stances said
to provide stability n' powerful movements. At the other end of the
spectrum, Wado Ryu prefers quick n' subtle body movements (known as 'tai
sabaki') to evade attacks n' provide swift counter attacks. The Wado Ryu
style was introduced to the West by Tatsuo Suzuki.

  In modern Japan, two main branches of Karate dominate. Traditional karate
styles like Shotokan, Goju-ryu, Wado-ryu n' Shito-ryu are so-called because
they were founded at or before the turn of the 20th century. Full contact
karate includes Kyokushin-kaikan which was founded by Masutatsu Oyama n'
other offshoots of Kyokushin, so-called because emphasis in matches is
placed on the amount of damage done rather than the quality of technique
displayed (although this is also important). Most full contact karate styles
or organizations have developed from Kyokushin karate.

================================\
5.3  KARATE IN THE WEST  [KAW]   \===========================================
=============================================================================

  Karate, like jujutsu n' judo, most likely came to America n' then to the
rest of the world through two primary paths: Japanese immigrants to Hawaii n'
the mainland, where it stayed largely inside the Japanese American community,
although to a lesser degree in Hawaii, n' by specialized study by members of
the police n' the military. It would be accurate to say that the biggest
boost to the popularization of karate in America came with the American
military occupation of Japan after World War II; once American soldiers had
assimilated the discipline, they returned with it to the States n' began to
disseminate it. Many masters went to the United States to popularize their
art. These included Tsutomu Ohshima, a student of Gichin Funakoshi, who
founded Shotokan Karate of America (SKA).

===============================\
5.4  KARATE AS A SPORT  [KAS]   \============================================
=============================================================================

  Karate may also be practiced as a competitive sport, although unlike other
martial arts such as taekwondo or judo it does not possess Olympic status,
because there is no head organisation for Karate as whole n' no uniform rules
among all styles. Competition can be in either kumite or kata; competitors
may enter either as individuals or as part of a team.

  In kata, points are awarded by five seated judges, according to the quality
of the performance, in a manner analogous to gymnastics or ice skating
tournaments. A good kata performance must perform all the movements correctly
but also show a personal interpretation of the movements through one's
variation in speed. When kata is performed as a team (usually of three), it
is also important to match the timing of techniques as closely as possible.

  In kumite there are two fighters paired in a timed fight, usually ranging
from two to five minutes. Scores are awarded either by technique or location.
Allowed techniques n' hitting locations vary from style to style. Further,
kumite can be either half-contact (as in Shotokan) or full contact (as in
Kyokushinkai). 

  In the United States, karate tournaments are a popular part of the sport,
ranging in size from small local gatherings to national events. They are
typically divided into classes by skill, age n' event type (kata, kumite n'
weapons-kata), n' have rules depending on location n' the chief style(s)
involved. 



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<<< 6. HITOMI'S PROFILE >>>  [PRF]

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=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
6.1  PROFILE       [PRL]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
o----------------------------------------------------------o
|  NAME:              Hitomi                               |
|  NATIONALITY:       German                               |
|  FIGHTING STYLE:    Karate                               |
|  GENDER:            Female                               |
|  BIRTHDAY:          May 25th 1983                        |
|  HOROSCOPE:         Gemini                               |
|  AGE:               18 (DOA3)                            |
|                     22 (DOAU)                            |
|  BLOOD TYPE:        O                                    |
|  HEIGHT:            5'3" ~ 161 cm                        |
|  WEIGHT:            108 lbs ~ 49 kg                      |
|  BODY MEASUREMENTS: B35" W23" H33" ~ B90 W58 H85 (cm)    |
|  OCCUPATION:        High School Student                  |
|  LIKES:             Sachertorte (German chocolate cake)  |
|  HOBBIES:           Cooking                              |
o----------------------------------------------------------o

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
6.2  BACKGROUND      [BGR]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

  Hitomi is the daughter of a Japanese mother n' a German Karate master. She
has been practising Karate under her father's tutelage since she was just a
child. Hitomi has always wanted to fight in the "DOA World Tournament" in
order to test her formidable skills against the real world, n' her father
has finally allowed her to participate. "There must be many powerful
opponents in this world", Hitomi tells herself, n' begins practising her
craft with a new degree of enthusiasm.

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
6.3  UNLOCKABLES       [ULK]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

 A/ Hitomi:
 ~~~~~~~~~~
* In DOA3, she's a playable character.
* In DOA2U, she's a hidden character! To unlock her, follow these steps:
  - Complete Story Mode once w/ Ein on Normal Difficulty.
  - You MUST ALSO HAVE a DOA3/DOA Xtreme Beach Volleyball saved file in your
    XBOX HDD!

 B/ Costumes: (for DOA2U)
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Complete Time Attack Mode on different difficulties!
* C1-2   (default costumes)
* C3-7   (Easy)
* C8-11  (Normal)
* C12-14 (Hard)
 For more details about each costume (type, color...), just self-check it.
I don't care about this matter much.

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
6.4  REMARKS       [RMK]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

As I said, Hitomi is my most favourite character, for several reasons:

- She's so pretty - a lofty n' grace beauty! Especially her superciliousness!
- Her voice is so sweet. "Seiya!" How cute the way she says that!
- She has some similarities with me:
 + Same horoscope: Gemini! Hers is 25th, mine is 28th!
 + Same fighting style: Karate! However, I don't know exactly about her
   style. Mine is Bushido Goju-Ryu (previously). About her? Shotokan, maybe.
 + Same likes: CHOCOLATE!
- In DOA, she's a great character! Easy to use, strong, fast n' skilled!
  She's a bit weaker than Ein, but faster! Just use her ascendant well!

There's no more to say. Let's go!



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<<< 7. HITOMI'S MOVE LIST >>>  [MVL]

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7.1  ATTACKS       [ATK]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
o----------------------o----------------o------o-------o--------------------o
|         NAME         |    COMMANDS    | TYPE |  DMG  |        NOTES       |
o----------------------o----------------o------o-------o--------------------o
| Tsubauchi            | u,P            |  H   |  20   | C                  |
| Azuma                | b,f,P          |  H   | 37/55 | F, B, Dmg dod      |
| Morote-Zuki          | f,W            |  M   |  36   | C                  |
| Shotei-Da            | f,P,P,P        | MHM  |  58   |                    |
| Kamui                | f,P,P,[f],P    | MHH  |  55   |                    |
| Enpi, Gyosho         | ub,P,P,P       | HMM  |  34   | *                  |
| Enpi, Mawashi-       | ub,P,P,K       | HML  |  32   | *                  |
|       Kakato-Nagi    |                |      |       |                    |
| Enpi, Henka-Geri     | ub,P,K,K       | HMH  |  40   | *                  |
| Enpi, Kakato-Nagi    | ub,P,K,d,K     | HML  |  36   | *                  |
| Kama-Gaeshi          | uf,P,K,K       | HHM  |  36   | *                  |
| Fujin                | qcf,P or ->P   |  M   | 40/60 | B, Dmg dod         |
| Ren-Fujin            | P,P,P          | HHM  |  45   | *, B               |
| Ren-Kengyu           | P,P,f,P,P      | HHHM |  54   |                    |
| Musho                | P,P,f,P,K      | HHHM |  61   | *                  |
| Shinonome            | P,P,f,P,d,K    | HHHL |  58   | *                  |
| Ren-Zuki, Harai      | P,P,K          | HHH  |  52   | *                  |
| Suzaku               | P,P,d,K,K      | HHLH |  62   |                    |
| Ryubi                | P,P,[d],K,K    | HHLL |  54   |                    |
| Hakage, Gyosho       | P,f,P,P,P      | HHMM |  44   | *                  |
| Hakage, Kakato-Nagi  | P,f,P,P,K      | HHML |  42   |                    |
| Tsuki, Ren-Geri      | P,K,K          | HHH  |  48   | R                  |
| Ren-Tenro            | f,f,P,P,P      | HMM  |  45   |                    |
| Kagite, Yoko-Geri    | f,f,P,K        | HM   |  41   | *                  |
| Kagite, Kakato-Nagi  | f,f,P,d,K      | HL   |  38   |                    |
| Tengai               | b,P,K,P        | HLM  |  47   |                    |
| Shien                | b,P,P,P        | HHM  |  50   | *                  |
| Kunpu                | b,P,P,K        | HHL  |  52   |                    |
| Tenro                | df,df,P        |  M   |  25   | C                  |
| Kusanagi             | u,u,P or d,d,P |  M   |  24   | S-s atk. DOA3 only |
| Akatoki-Yami         | u,u,K or d,d,K |  L   |  28   | S-s atk. DOA3 only |
| Mawashi, Ushiro-Geri | K,K            | HH   |  41   |                    |
| Mawashi, Yoko-Geri   | K,d,K          | HM   |  40   |                    |
| Hangetsu             | b,K            |  H   |  24   |                    |
| Zangetsu             | f,f,K,K,K      | MHM  |  49   |                    |
| Kakato-Otoshi        | u,K            |  M   |  27   |                    |
| Jodan-Harai-Geri     | ub,K           |  H   |  32   |                    |
| Tobi-Ushiro-Geri     | qcf,K or ->K   |  M   |  35   |                    |
| Ushiro-Mawashi-Geri  | F+K            |  H   |  36   |                    |
| Kakato-Nagi          | d,F+K          |  L   |  25   |                    |
| Koro, Hane-Geri      | f,F+K,K        | MH   |  60   |                    |
| Koro, Kakato-Nagi    | f,F+K,d,K      | ML   |  52   |                    |
| Korin                | b,F+K          |  H   |  28   | BSt after move     |
| Shingetsu            | u,F+K          |  M   |  32   | B                  |
| Domawashi-Geri       | b,f,K          |  M   |  30   | B, F               |
| Gyosho               | W,P            | MM   |  45   | *                  |
| Mawashi, Kakato-Nagi | W,K            | ML   |  39   | *                  |
| Fudo-Fujin           | b,W            |  M   | 50/85 | GBrk, dot          |
| Hiza-Ate-Genka       | f,K,K          | MH   |  39   |                    |
| Hiza-Ate-Kakato-Nagi | f,K,d,K        | ML   |  35   |                    |
| Ressei               | [f],K,K,K      | HHH  |  50   |                    |
| Ten-Ro               | [f],K,K,f,K    | HHM  |  52   |                    |
| Ginro                | db,K,K         | LM   |  39   |                    |
| Hamon                | db,K,P         | LM   |  32   |                    |
| Raigyu               | db,K,f,P,P     | LHM  |  46   | *                  |
| Tenrai               | db,K,f,P,K     | LHM  |  53   | *                  |
| Kairai               | db,K,f,P,d,K   | LHL  |  50   |                    |
| Gengetsu             | d,K,K          | LM   |  30   |                    |
| Hyobi                | [d],K,K        | LL   |  34   |                    |
| Shorin               | uf,K,K         | MH   |  34   | *, R               |
| Mawashi-Ren-Zuki     | df,K,P         | MH   |  34   | *                  |
| Nami-Gashira         | df,K,K,K       | MHH  |  61   | *                  |
| Kaeshi-Hiji, Gyosho  | d,P,P          | MM   |  45   | Back attack        |
| Tobi-Ushiro-Geri     | u,K            | M    |  30   | Back attack        |
o----------------------o----------------o------o-------o--------------------o

* LEGENDS:
 + DMG: Total Damage!
 + [button] means hold this button.
 + -> means "while running". Press f,f then hold.
 + qcf: Quarter circle forward = press d,df,f
   qcb: Quarter circle back = press d,db,b
 + S-s: Side-step.
   GBrk: Guard Break.
   BSt: Back Stance.
 + Dod: Depends on distance.
   Dot: Depends on time. Hold for more damage.
 + *: Good attacks. Just use them frequently!
 + C: Critical effect = stun opponent for a while (1-2 sec)!
   F: Fast attacks!
   B: Blow effect = knock off opponent!
   R: Raise = toss up opponent!

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

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7.2  HOLDS       [HLD]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
o----------o----------o-------o---------------------------------------------o
|   NAME   | COMMANDS |  DMG  |                    NOTES                    |
o----------o----------o-------o---------------------------------------------o
| Hagun    |   ub,F   | 45/58 | Against High Punch                          |
| Ryusui   |   ub,F   | 45/58 | Against High Kick                           |
| Komon    |    b,F   | 45/58 | Against Mid Punch                           |
| Fugaku   |    b,F   |  30   | Against Mid Kick (DOA3)                     |
|          |    f,F   |  45   | Against Mid Kick (DOAU)                     |
| Makikaze |   db,F   | 45/58 | Against Low Punch                           |
| Hakujin  |   db,F   | 30/45 | Against Low Kick                            |
| Ryusetsu |    b,F   | 45/58 | Against Jumping Punch, evade Jumping Kick   |
o----------o----------o-------o---------------------------------------------o

* LEGENDS:
- Holds means "Counter-Attacks"!
- Dmg 45/58 means: 45 for DOA3, 58 for DOAU.

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

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7.3  DOWN ATTACKS      [DAT]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
o---------------o----------o-------o----------------------------------------o
|     NAME      | COMMANDS |  DMG  |                 NOTES                  |
o---------------o----------o-------o----------------------------------------o
| Hagane-Kudaki |   u,W    |  18   | Down attack                            |
| Kaho-Zuki     |   d,P    |  10   | Follow-up attack                       |
o---------------o----------o-------o----------------------------------------o

* LEGENDS:
- Attacks grounded opponents.
- Down atk (Hagane-Kudaki) causes more damage to the opponent, but it also
  gives the opponent a greater opportunity to atk while you're trying to use
  the atk than the follow-up atk (Kaho-Zuki).

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

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7.4  THROWS      [THR]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
o-------------o----------o-------o------------------------------------------o
|    NAME     | COMMANDS |  DMG  |                  NOTES                   |
o-------------o----------o-------o------------------------------------------o
| Moka        | df,df,A  |  30   | Stand, Front                             |
| Goka        | df,df,A  |  35   | Stand, Back, (Wall Throw)                |
| Hasai       |   f,A    |  38   | Stand, Front                             |
| Azusa-Yumi  |  qcb,A   |  58   | Stand, Front                             |
| Kogetsu     |    A     |  35   | Stand, Back                              |
| Koto-Guruma |    A     |  40   | Stand, Front                             |
| Kobore-Zuki |   d,A    |  55   | Crouch, Front                            |
| Sasame-Zuki |   d,A    |  32   | Crouch, Back                             |
| Shusho      |   b,A    |  47   | Stand, Front                             |
| Tessa       |   b,A    |  57   | Stand, Back, (Wall Throw)                |
| Rakugetsu   |    A     |   ?   | DOA2U only                               |
| Tachikage   |    A     |   ?   | DOA2U only                               |
o-------------o----------o-------o------------------------------------------o

* LEGENDS:  About Rakugetsu n' Tachikage
- Damage depends on many different elements, n' not fixed.
- I didn't use them much. Therefore, I don't care about them.

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7.5  SPECIAL MOVES       [SPC]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
o------------------o----------o-----o
|       NAME       | COMMANDS | DMG |
o------------------o----------o-----o
| Appeal: "Seiya!" | b,f,b,(K)|  0  |
o------------------o----------o-----o

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7.6  TAG ATTACKS       [TAG]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
o-----------o----------------o-----o-------------------------------o
|   NAME    |    COMMANDS    | DMG |             NOTES             |
o-----------o----------------o-----o-------------------------------o
| Omiwatari | (A) / f,f,(K)  | 70  | Stand, Front. Partner: Zack   |
| Reppu-Ha  | (A) / f,f,(K)  | 70  | Stand, Front. Partner: Ein    |
| Koman     | (A) / f,f,(K)  | 58  | Stand, Front. Partner: Others |
| Fugetsu   |       (A)      | 70  | Stand, Front. Partner: Hayate |
o-----------o----------------o-----o-------------------------------o

* LEGENDS:
- (A) = F+P, (K) = F+P+K (Black Button)
- (A) / f,f,(K) means: (A) for DOA3; f,f,(K) for DOAU.

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7.7  MISCELLANEOUS MOVES       [MIS]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

- Tsubauchi/Tengai/Hamon > Hakage, Gyosho > Kama-Gaeshi/Ren-Fujin/Shien
  NOTE: Wall Attacks!
- Tsubauchi > Shorin > Kama-Gaeshi/Ren-Fujin/Shien
- Hamon > Ren-Kengyu > Kama-Gaeshi/Ren-Fujin/Shien
- Ren-Tenro > Kama-Gaeshi/Ren-Fujin/Shien
- Shorin > Kama-Gaeshi/Ren-Fujin/Shien
 ...

 These moves may not be all of Hitomi's combos! I'm trying to find more.



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<<< 8. FIGHTING STRATEGIES >>>  [FST]

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* NOTE (in my opinion):
- In DOA3, most of characters - ESPECIALLY female characters - are stronger
  n' more formidable!
- Basically, DOA2U likes DOA2: Hardcore (not entirely).

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8.1  GENERALS      [GEN]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

1/ Try to master the Holds - one of the determinal conditions to win!

2/ Master the Throws, Guard Breaks n' Incidental Attacks as well!

3/ NEVER UNDERRATE YOUR OPPONENT!

4/ When your opponent stops attack, just attack or throw ASAP.

5/ Don't overuse long combos! You'll be counter-attacked easily!

6/ Use all "Wall Effects" (Wall Throws, Wall Attacks, Danger Reach) or "Off
   the Edge" (stages such as Lorelei, Lost World...) to defeat the opponent
   faster! In these case, Blow Attacks (Azuma, Fujin, Ren-Fujin...) are your
   best choices!
   However, this strategy is not fair when you VS w/ your friends! Select
   "safe stages" such as Aquarium, Forest, Glacier...(I don't remember their
   name exactly) 

7/ Some small-but-useful techniques:
 - Getting-Up (Recover): 
   When you're downed, press these buttons continuosly
   * P: Get up quickly at your present location.
   * K: Rising mid kick.
 - Defensibility (Air-Recover): 
   When you're about to be knocked to the ground, press P, K or F to recover
   n' avoid going down. NOTE: It's not effective w/ some attacks!
 - Corner Escape:
   When you're being pushed to the wall or edges, just use Free Steps (hold
   Up or Down Button) at once to escape!

8/ For using Hitomi:
 - She's a bit weak, but fast n' skilled. Just use her fortes well!
 - Try to master these moves: Ren-Fujin, Kama-Gaeshi, Shien, Azuma, Suzaku,
   Ryubi, Ren-Kengyu, Tsuki Ren-Geri, Raigyu, Shorin, Hasai, Azusa-Yumi,
   Shusho n' Koto-Guruma.
 - "Shorin > Kama-Gaeshi/Ren-Fujin/Shien" is the useful attack! Use it
   frequently!

9/ Finally, just set the difficulty to Hard or Very Hard!

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8.2  AGAINST OTHER CHARACTERS      [AOC]
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

KASUMI  [KSM]
------
 Gender:         Female
 Nationality:    Japanese
 Fighting Style: Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu Tenjinmon
 Occupation:     Runaway Shinobi 

 She's fast n' graceful, also a tough opponent. Her atks are excellent: they
are smooth combinations between Attacks, Holds, Throws n' Guard Breaks! To
against her, just use the same strategy as you've used w/ Ayane. But she's
easier to defeat than Ayane, I think so. 

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

RYU HAYABUSA  [RYU]
------------
 Gender:         Male
 Nationality:    Japanese
 Fighting Style: Hayabusa Style Ninjutsu
 Occupation:     Curio Shop Owner

 He's always my most formidable opponent, for several reasons:
- At first view, he's not a dangerous rival. HOWEVER, NEVER UNDERRATE HIM! He
  always perform long combos, Throws, Holds n' Handstand Atks! Most of them
  are nearly impossible to forecast n' hold!
- In DOA2 Hardcore: He's my most using character. An expert in Holds, Fast
  Atks n' Handstand Atks!
- In DOA3: He's a bit hard to control, but more dangerous than DOA2!
 Therefore, try to use these tips:
- Don't overuse punches! If not, you'll be counter-attacked easily by his
  Izuna Atks - one of the most powerful moves in the game!
- Critical > Blow Atks, Defend n' Holds are your best choices!
- Fight him w/ all your strength n' carefulness!

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

ZACK  [ZAC]
----
 Gender:         Male
 Nationality:    American
 Fighting Style: Thai Style Boxing (Muay Thai)
 Occupation:     DJ

 His atks are very fast n' powerful, but not so hard to forecast n' hold!
Moreover, he often uses kicks! Be careful, n' keep a safe distance. You can
beat him easily.

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GEN FU  [GFU]
------
 Gender:         Male
 Nationality:    Chinese
 Fighting Style: Xynyi Liuhe Quan
 Occupation:     Bookstore Owner

 "Slow-but-dangerous" is his main style. Although he's stronger in DOA3, but
w/ me, he's the weakest character. You can defeat him easily!
 
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BRAD WONG  [BRW]
---------
 Gender:         Male
 Nationality:    Chinese
 Fighting Style: Zui Ba Xian Quan (Drunken Fist)
 Occupation:     Bohemian

 He has an annoying fighting style: Drunken Fist. Looks so dumb, but very
effective! Besides, he has another style: Lay Down Attack! W/ this style,
he can dodge most of your atks. You must use Low Atks to attack him, it's 
also mean you'll be counter-attacked by his Low Holds! Therefore; Guard,
Throws, Blow n' Incidental Atks are all you need.

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

TINA ARMSTRONG   [TAS]
--------------
 Gender:         Female
 Nationality:    American
 Fighting Style: Pro wrestling
 Occupation:     Pro wrestler

 Like her father, she's a wrestler too. But she's much faster than Bass,
it means she's more dangerous! Her main atks are Throws n' Hi/Mid Counter.
Low Attacks will be very effective against her!

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BASS ARMSTRONG / LEON / BAYMAN  [WRL]
------------------------------
 Gender:         Male (all)
 Nationality:    American       / Italian   / Russian
 Fighting Style: Pro wrestling / Command Sambo (Russian Martial Arts)
 Occupation:     Pro wrestler / Mercenary / Assassin 

 They're called "wrestlers", in my way.
 They have powerful punches n' kicks, especially Throws - can wipe nearly
half your HP! However, speed is their weakness. To defeat them, try to use
these tips:
- Close combat or long combo is the biggest mistake! Keep a safe distance!
- Use Holds to against their punches/kicks.
- To attacks: only perform Critical, Blow n' Incidental Atks!
- Never let them throw you! If you're grabbed, try to use Evade Throws by
  pressing A (F+P) button!

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

JANN LEE  [JAN]
--------
 Gender:         Male
 Nationality:    Chinese
 Fighting Style: Jeet Kune Do
 Occupation:     Bouncer

 WAATAAAHHHH!!!! This is Master Bruce Lee's style!
 Very fast, very powerful, very tough IF you fight carelessly!
 Most of his atks are Hi/Mid Types n' punches! You can block them easily!
Holds, Back Atks n' Low Atks are your best choices here.

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LEI FANG  [LEI]
--------
 Gender:         Female
 Nationality:    Chinese
 Fighting Style: T'ai Chi Quan
 Occupation:     College Student

 She's the genius of T'ai Chi Quan! She's not too strong, but very agile
n' a deadly opponent! Throws n' Holds are her main atks. She's an expert in
quick n' strong punches as well. Fight her w/ all your strength!

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

CHRISTIE  [CHR]
--------
 Gender:         Female
 Nationality:    English
 Fighting Style: She Quan (Snake Fist)
 Occupation:     Assassin

 I haven't faced her much, n' have no any trouble to beat her, like B.Wong.

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HELENA  [HEL]
------
 Gender:         Female
 Nationality:    French
 Fighting Style: Pi Qua Quan
 Occupation:     Opera Singer

 She's a tough opponent! Most of her atks are hard to forecast, n' very very
deadly! She's excellent at Holds n' Bokuho Atks as well! N' w/ the Bokuho
Atks (low position), she can dodge most of your atks! However, her main atks
are punches, n' she's not so fast. Therefore, Holds, Throws n' Critical-Blow
Atks (such as Tsubauchi > Azuma) are your best choices here.

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

HAYATE / EIN  [EIN]
------------
 Gender:         Male
 Nationality:    Japanese
 Fighting Style: Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu Tenjinmon / Karate
 Occupation:     Ninja / Karate Instructor

NOTE: Hayate was known as Ein in DOA2. However, I have no intent to analyze
      about his story here. Next time, I'll write a detailed FAQ about this!

- W/ Ein: His style is Karate, it means he's excellent at punches n' punch-
  kick combos! His atks are deadly (stronger than Hitomi), however, he'll
  lose his balance a bit after attacking! Holds n' Low/Mid Atks are very
  effective against him. But one more thing: Ein is an expert in Holds!
- W/ Hayate: now he's a ninja w/ the same style as Kasumi. Besides, he uses
  some Karate Atks yet, such as Hokage! But he's less dangerous than Ein
  before, in my opinion. You can defeat him by your carefulness. 

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

AYANE  [AYA]
-----
 Gender:         Female
 Nationality:    Japanese
 Fighting Style: Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu Hajinmon
 Occupation:     Ninja

 She becomes faster n' faster! "Female Tengu" is her nickname. Yes, she's the
fastest character in DOA, also the most annoying opponent! Just defend! When
she stops atk, beat her at once! Holds is the good choice as well. Fight w/
her CAREFULLY!

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----


TENGU (means "Evil Fox")  [TEN]
-----
 Gender:         Male
 Nationality:    Unknown
 Fighting Style: Tengu Do
 Occupation:     Unknown

 The boss of DOA2! He's very annoying, very good at Throws n' Holds! Most of
his attacks are Mid Types, therefore, just use your Mid Holds! Wall Effects,
Throws n' Incidental Attacks are your good choices.

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

OMEGA  [OMG]
-----
 Unknown all!

 Hmm... The boss of DOA3! He's one of the toughest opponents, but not so
hard to defeat. This is my way:
- CLOSE COMBAT! Approach him as fast as you can!
- He always uses Thunder Shot/Fire Shot (far) n' Holds/Throws (near).
  Be careful!
- Avoid knocking him to the ground. Or else, you can jump to evade the
  "energy blast" from his fall!
- Just attack n' guard! In this case, long combos w/ Critical Effect (like
  P,P,P,P of Kasumi) are your best choices!



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<<< 9. CLOSING WORDS >>>  [CLW]

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- I write this FAQ by myself, with the help of some outside information
  (see the Credits below). It's my hard work as well. Please don't copy,
  alter or plagiarize it w/o my permission.
- This FAQ is written for Hitomi - my most favourite character. However,
  A GOOD OR BAD CHARACTER, IT DEPENDS ON YOU!
- I'm just an amateur, not an experienced player! If you don't like this FAQ,
  just use other guides. They're better than mine.

* CONTACT ME *
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Real name: Pham Hong Quan (it's mean Red Army as well ^_^)
            You can call me Quan, Army or Lethal as you want.
 Contributor name: LethalRedArmy
 Email: lethal_bronvn@yahoo.com

                         -----o-o---< >---o-o-----

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Sorry if I've made you unpleasant.



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<<< 10. SPECIAL THANKS >>>  [TKS]

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* Hitomi - you're the inspiration for me to write this FAQ! "Suki..."

* Tecmo n' Team Ninja - for making this great fighting series!

* Tecmo, Inc - for providing a lot of useful information.

* WordIQ <http://www.wordiq.com> - for the Definition about Karate!

* Viper-X n' DOATEC <http://www.doatec.com> - for more great info about DOA
  Series!

* Jeff Veasey n' GameFAQs - for posting my FAQ.

* All the webmasters who posted my FAQs legally - for introducing my guides
  to a larger community.

* Tran Minh Tam "LongKhac" - for being my worthy opponent!

* Le Nguyen Vu - for letting me to use his XBOX!

* Deemon - for the correction about Fugaku of DOAU.

* And you - for reading my FAQ.

                              June, 8th, 2005
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