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             Dead Or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball: Ayane Character FAQ
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     version 1.5
     author: Chris "CORN__" DiNardo
     guide started on: January 28th, 2003
     last update: Febuary 10th, 2003
    
     -version history-
    
     -v1.0, 1/28/03: Initial verion.
    
     -v1.1, 1/29/03: Swimsuit list overhauled along with other minor
     changes.
    
     -v1.2, 1/31/03: Many fixes and changes thanks to countless emails.
     Edited "like" and "love" item lists, swimsuit list completed, soem 
     speelign erroz fixxed.
    
     -v1.3, 2/4/03: More emails, more stuff added!  Re-arranged everything
     to (hopefully) be more organized. Two new sections: "Courtside" and
     "Giving Swimsuits to Ayane".
    
     -v1.4, 2/10/03: More minor updates here and there.
    
     -v1.5, 3/18/03: Updated swimsuit-giving strategies. I do believe this
     will be my last update, as the FAQ feels complete. Probably the only
     thing that could make me update it again would be some dress-up
     suggestions... *hinthint* :)
     
     This document is copyright () Christopher DiNardo (CORN__, 
     CORNizGUD4u), 2003. Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and Ayane
     are copyright Team Ninja. This guide is for personal use only and 
     may not be altered, printed or distributed for any commercial 
     purposes. Violators of this copyright will be prosecuted to
     the fullest extent of the law (and kicked in the NADS). Currently
     the only website/publication  with express written permission to 
     publish this document is http://www.gamefaqs.com.
    
     Blah blah blah. Don't steal from me, k? For 
     any questions, comments, corrections, or rabid Ayane fanboyism
     I can be contacted at corn.holioman@verizon.net.
    
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     Table of Contents
     ------------------------------
     1 - Introduction
     2 - Biography: Why Ayane?
       2.a - DOAX Profile
         2.b - DOA2 Profile
           2.c - DOA3 Profile
             2.d - DOA1 Profile
     3 - Courtside
       3.a - Using Ayane
     4 - Socializing
       4.a - As Ayane
         4.b - As Other Girls
       4.c - Gifts 
         4.c1 - "Like" Items
           4.c2 - "Love" Items
             4.c3 - Reactions
           4.d - Moods
     5 - Swimsuits
       5.a - Ayane's Swimsuit List
         5.b - Giving Swimsuits to Ayane
           5.c - Let's play dress-up!
     6 - Q & A
     7 - Thanks & Credit
     ------------------------------
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        1. - Introduction
    
     Hello, and welcome to my Ayane FAQ! This guide is for Tecmo/Team Ninja's 
     Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (hereafter referred to as "DOAX"), 
     for the Xbox video game console - but more specifiaclly for playing as, 
     or winning the affection of Ayane - the sexiest kunoichi ever!
    
     Sometime last year, Tecmo and Team Ninja dropped a bombshell on gamers
     everywhere.. well, *male* gamers anyway. :) That bombshell was Dead or 
     Alive Xtreme Beach volleyball... Imagine, all of your favorite gals from
     the awesome Dead or Alive series, kicking back and enjoying some R&R on
     the beach. With a solid volleyball engine, dating simulator elements, 
     and hundreds of swimsuits to buy for your lovely ladies, the game was
     sure to win the hearts of DOA fanboys everywhere.. and that it did.
    
     I wanted an Xbox for many, many reasons, but *this* was the game that
     got my butt into gear. Being an obsessive Ayane fanboy since the DOA1
     days, how could I resist? While I can admit that DOAX isn't a "gamer's 
     game", it IS very fun to just chill out with. Who said *every* game
     requires in-depth fighting engines and killer reflexes? I applaud
     Team Ninja for releasing a game like this. A game that doesn't take
     itself too seriously, a game you can just relax and play, a game with..
     hot chicks in bikinis!
    
     Please keep in mind that this is my first ever FAQ, and I have a track
     record of horrible, horrible typos.
    
     With that said, let the FAQ commence! :)
    
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        2. - Biography: Why Ayane?
    
     BECAUSE AYANE RULES!!! Okay, well.. maybe I'm a little biased.
    
     In gameplay terms, Ayane is a pretty good character. She has decent
     defensive abilities and her spike feels fairly strong when timed right.
     She is also tied with Kasumi for having the best technique in the game.
     Her only real downside is that none of the other girls seem to like her
     all that much - I guess she's a loner. Don't worry, though, because the
     other girls' friendships are easier to attain than you may think.. and,
     hey - you've always got Lisa.. right?
    
     Want another reason? She's the coolest girl ever!
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     [Note: Ayane's official age according to Team Ninja is 16.]
    
        2.a - Biography: DOAX Profile
    
     Female ninja born in the same town as Kasumi. Despises Kasumi.
     
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     ~Nationality: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Japanese~
     ~Height/Weight: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5'2", 104 lbs~
     ~Body Size: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B37" W21" H33"~
     ~Birthday: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 5~
     ~Age: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not available~
     ~Blood Type: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AB~
     ~Hobbies: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beauty Treatment~
     ~Likes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Marrons glaces~
     ~Favorite Color: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dark purple~
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
     -Stats-
    
     Power: **
     Technique: *****
     Defense: **
     Enthusiasm: ?????
    
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        2.b - Biography: DOA3 Profile
    
     Ayane is a half-sister of Kasumi and Hayate. Ayane's former teacher and
     foster parent, Genra, the leader of the Mugen Tenshin style in Hajin Mon,
     has dissapeared. Ayane, now the most powerful Shinobi in Hajin Mon, learns
     that Genra has been turned into a puppet by DOATEC and it's dastardly
     Omega Project. Seeing what has become of her beloved father figure, Ayane
     realizes that fate commands her to put Genra out of his misery.
    
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     ~Nationality: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Japanese~
     ~Gender: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Female~
     ~Birthday: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 5, age: n/a~
     ~Blood Type: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AB~
     ~Height/Weight: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5'2", 104 lbs~
     ~Body Size: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B37" W21" H33"~
     ~Fighting style: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mugen Tenchin Style, Ninjutsu Hajin Mon~
     ~Occupation: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ninja~
     ~Likes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Marrons glaces~
     ~Hobbies: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beauty Treatment~
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
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        2.c - Biography: DOA2 Profile
    
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     ~~Ayane / Kunoichi with murderous intent~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     ~Fighting style: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mugen-Tenshin Ninjutsu / Hajinmon~
     ~Age: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ N/A~
     ~Height: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5'2"~
     ~Weight: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 104lbs~
     ~Nationality: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Japanese~
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
     She is Kasumi's half sister and a ninja assassin who is destined to live
     in the shadow of Kasumi. Expert in "ninjutsu", her deadly fighting style
     has given her the nickname "Female Tengu". She joins in the Dead or Alive
     World Combat Championship as an assassin in pursuit of Kasumi. Ayane
     secretly admires Hayate, Kasumi's brother.
    
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        2.d - Biography: DOA1 Profile
     
     Ayane's first ever appearance was as a training dummy in DOA1 for the
     Sega Saturn. She wasn't playable. You could only beat the poor 
     defenceless girl up. Poor Ayane. :(
     
     While Ayane was playable in DOA1 for the Playstation, she had NO backstory.
     She "officially" entered the Dead or Alive tournament with a purpose in
     DOA2.
    
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        3. - Courtside
    
     Ayane is a very good character. Not too strong in power or defense, but
     has the technique to make up for it tenfold. This makes her reliable
     backing you and deadly up front.
    
     Keep in mind that this guide is for using AYANE. For *general* volleyball
     strategies, I suggest checking out Sharpsight's exelent Volleyball FAQ
     on GameFAQs.com.
    
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        3.a - Courtside: Using Ayane
    
     Let's take another look at her stats, this time in more depth.
    
     -Power: **
    
     Ayane is NOT a powerhouse. Her spike pales into comparison to the likes
     of Tina or Hitomi's. However, she *does* have enough power to make her
     fairly useful for spiking, which isn't as true for characters such as 
     Kasumi or Lei Fang. It's all about the timing. With good timing, you
     can turn each spike into a potental point. When your character leaps into
     the air with her arm cocked back and ready to slap that ball over the net,
     the trick is to wait... Wait... NOW! If you look very closely, your 
     character will reach the apex of her jump, then begin to fall. As soon
     as this happens hit your A button! I cannot stress perfecting your
     timing enough.. Once you do, you will notice a BIG difference in your
     game. If you're having trouble, practice it in exhibition mode!
    
     -Technique: *****
    
     This is where Ayane shines. Technique affects aim, and more presicely how
     far left/right, and closer/farther she can hit the ball when you tell her
     to. Combined with her decent power she can be deadly. When you press A to
     spike the ball, hold the analog stick in the direction you want the ball
     to go! Press the analog stick up to aim left, down to aim right.. and 
     left to aim close, right to aim far. Confusing? Not really...
    
    
     Key:
     a=Ayane
     O=where you want the ball to go!
     x=other players
    
                             ----------------------
                            |           |          |
                            |       x   |x     O   |
                            |           |          |
                            |          a|          |
                            |           |   x      |
                             ----------------------
    
     As shown above, there is a huge hole in your opponents' defense where
     the "O" is - this is where you want to spike the ball! So from where
     Ayane ("a") is, you would hold down UP and RIGHT as you spiked, to
     aim the ball to the left and far! Mastering aiming will let you take
     full advantage of Ayane's technique!
    
     To sum it up: Aim for holes in your opponents' defense, and remember..
     timing, timing, timing!
     
    
     -Defense: **
    
     As far as I know, defence only affects blocking. Want my opinion on
     blocking? Don't. It's way too easy to screw up, and if you do you're
     almost guaranteeing the opposing team a point. That's bad. Instead of
     blocking, I suggest the following strategy:
    
     Key:
     a=Ayane (you)
     s=CPU opponent preparing to spike the ball
     x=other players
    
                             ----------------------
                            |           |          |
                            |           |s         |
                            |   x   a   |          |
                            |           |   x      |
                            |           |          |
                             ----------------------
    
     As shown above, I reccomend keeping Ayane about three to four steps
     back from the net, and in the middle of the court.
    
     When your oppenent spikes, watch her closely and it should be easy to 
     tell where the ball is headed. By keeping Ayane in the middle of the 
     court, you have the best chance of intercepting the incoming ball no
     matter which direction they hit it in. Simply position Ayane in the 
     general area you think the ball will be and hit B at the right time.
     She will stop the ball dead in it's tracks and pass it to your teammate.
     Press B again to have your teammate pass it back to you and can spike
     the ball back to them! If you screw up or something goes wrong, you've
     got your teammate right behind you, who can hopefully undo your mistake
     and keep the ball from touching the ground.
    
     There are better, more in-depth FAQs on DOAX's volleyball out there,
     cunsult them if you need more guidance on how to play.
    
     In conclusion, good timing=strong spike. Strong spike+good aim=points. 
     Points=victory. Ayane owns. :)
    
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        4. - Socializing
    
     DOAX has a very interesting friendship system. In a nutshell, you need
     a partner to play volleyball.. and you can't get a partner without first
     winning the friendship of the desired partner.
    
     There are two ways to gain friendship. The first is to already have the
     desired character partnered with you. With her as your partner, winning
     consecutive volleyball games will make her adore you.. Just keep winning,
     and she'll never split up with you.
    
     The second, and more important way is gift giving. Out of the hundreds
     of items out there, each girl has a handfull of items that she likes,
     and another handful that she *loves* (to be explained later). Also take
     note that girls you give gifts to frequently will return the favor by
     buying gifts for *YOU*! This can range from useless trinkets to pricey
     swimsuits that you can't get in your own shop! 
    
     In summary, giving the right gifts to the right girl will gain you massive 
     friendship and items in no time.
    
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        4.a - Socializing: As Ayane
    
     While playing as Ayane, you'll quickly notice that pretty much all of the
     girls have zero interest in you... But don't fret, as this can be changed
     easily! As stated before, the best way to get a girl to like you is to
     give her gifts! Use your common sense and check the game manual often..
     Which would Hitomi like more: A recipe or a handgun?
    
     In the worst case scenario, at least you still have Lisa (Assuming you
     didn't turn her down in the opening dialoge!). She's a great teammate,
     and I've beaten the whole game with her by my side, multiple times. 
     Just shower her with gifts and don't lose *too* much, she'll like you. :)
    
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        4.b - Socializing: As Other Girls
    
     So you're playing as a different girl and want Ayane as a *teammate*?
     This is easier said than done, since Ayane can be a real bi.. err.. you
     know what I mean. :) Give her lots of "like" and "love" items until you
     see two or three musical notes floating over her head when she speaks:
     this is a sign that she's starting to really like you! When you see the
     notes, ask her to be your partner.. and pray she agrees. :) A word of 
     warning, though.. If you're playing as Kasumi you're probably better 
     off going for a different partner. Ayane hates Kasumi with a passion.
    
     Now that you know to give items.. what exactly should you give Ayane..?
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        4.c - Socializing: Gifts
    
     There are three shops in DOAX: The Accessory Shop, The Sports Shop,
     and Zack of All Trades [opens for buisiness on your 4th day at the island]. 
    
     The Accessory Shop sells small accessories that show up on your character
     when equipped or used, like sunglasses, hats, and nail polish. All 
     characters in the game have the same selection of accessories and the 
     shop restocks daily with new items. Some of these items are good gift 
     ideas - Again, just use common sense! Ayane likes purple things, so she
     would like to have a purple rose.. don't you think? These are known as
     the "like" gifts!
    
     The Sports Shop sells swimsuits. Each girl in the game has a set number
     of swimsuits that only she can buy that is rotated in the shop daily. While
     swimsuits do make good gifts, I wouldn't recommend it for a few reasons. 
     First off, swimsuits are way more expensive than other items, and don't 
     guarantee a good reaction. Second, reactions to swimsuits can be a little..
     unpredictable. Example, just *try* giving Ayane an overly cutesy or 
     especially perverted bikini.. You'll get a really bad reaction, and her 
     affection level with you could plummet. Really, the only reason to give
     swimsuits as gifts is to hook up a girl with a bikini she can't buy in
     her own shop - see section 5.b.
    
     This part of the FAQ will be focusing mainly on items from the Zack of All 
     Trades. This shop sells little trinkets that make *awesome* gifts but are
     otherwise useless. These are known as the "love" gifts! Please note that
     this shop will not open until your fourth day on the island.. use that 
     down-time to make lots of money playing volleyball!
    
     For some cash, you can also play the uber-easy Hopping Game at the poolside.
     It's time to go shoppin'!
    
     ........................................................................
    
        4.c1 - Socializing: Gifts: "Like" Items
    
     Giving these items to Ayane will raise her affection for your character
     just slightly - start with these items, and work your way up to the "Love"
     items when she starts to show more interest in you. I reccomend giving
     her these before you have access to Zack of All Trades on your 4th day.
    
     As I stated before, *most* "like" gifts are just simple accessories from the
     Accessory Shop.. all of which are purple themed. :) These include, but are
     not limited to...
    
     -purple rose
     -purple anemone
     -ribbon bracelet (purple)
     -purple ribbon
     -nail polish (purple)
     -flower sandals (violet)
     -purple sunglasses
     -purple volleyball
     -butterfly hair clip (any color)
     -lavender [the flowers, from Zack of All Trades]
     -compact [any color, from Zack of All Trades]
     -handmirror [from Zack of All Trades]
    
     I don't think this list is complete, but just use common sense. Ayane 
     likes butterflies, beauty treatments, and practically anything purple.
    
     ........................................................................
    
        5.c2 - Socializing: Gifts: "Love" Items
    
     Ah, here's the *good* stuff. Ayane will love you for giving her these
     items! Keep in mind they randomly appear - ONLY in the Zack of All Trades
     Shop!
    
     -Marrons glaces [Ayane's favorite food! Beware, it's perishable - give it
     to her as soon as you buy it!]
     -grape juice [another perishable she loves]
     -kunais [a ninja needs throwing knives, no? :)]
     -shurikens [these too!]
     -swallowtail broach [keeping with the butterfly theme..]
     -peridot [her birthstone]
    
     **special note** Do not Give Ayane any colored oragami if you value her
     friendship - see section 6.
    
     These are all of her "love" items that I know of, and they're more than
     enough to make her like you. Good luck! :D
    
     ........................................................................
    
        4.c3 - Socializing: Gifts: Reactions
    
     In addition, here are all of the possible reactions you can get from 
     Ayane after giving her a gift. Pay close attention, because these are
     valuable clues as to how much she likes that gift!
    
     -BEST: "Oh my! Thank you."
     
     -GOOD: "Hey hey. This is pretty good."
    
     -OKAY: "Hmph. Thanks."       
    
     -BAD: "Huh? What's this thing?"
      
     -WORST: "What is this? You've got bad taste."
    
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        4.d - Socializing: Moods
    
     Did you know you can tell Ayane's (or any girl's!) mood just by looking at
     her picture next to where she speaks? Here's what to look for!
    
     -UNWILLING: Look out, 'cause she ain't happy.. Ayane is facing LEFT and 
     looking downward slightly, not smiling. Very similar to the CONFIDENT 
     picture, so be careful!
    
     -USUAL: Ayane is feeling normal.. She is facing RIGHT with a neutral
     expression on her face.
    
     -CONFIDENT: Ayane is feelin' pretty good.. She is facing LEFT, looking
     upwards slightly, and you can see the strap of her swimsuit. Be careful,
     as this is very similar to the UNWILLING photo - look for the swimsuit
     strap to be sure!
    
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        5. - Swimsuits
    
     "Don't tell me you really bought this game for the volleyball..."
    
     Ayane's swimsuits are some of the sexiest in the game, but maybe I'm just
     a little biased. In this section you'll find all things swimwear related.
    
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        5.a - Swimsuits: Ayane's Swimsuit List
    
     This is a complete list of all the swimsuits available (and exclusive to)
     Ayane. They can all be purchased in The Sports Shop where they are randomly
     rotated on a daily basis, with the exeption of Mermaid, Siren, and Racoon.
    
     By the way, here's an interesting little observation: All of Ayane's
     swimsuit names belong to mythical creatures of some sort...
    
      ------------------------------------------------------------
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Swimsuit  |   Price     |   Description                  |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |   Ayane's default swimsuit,    |
     |    Nymph    | free/5,000  |   purple scratchy-patterened   |
     |             |             |    two-peice                   |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Kikimora  |     5,000   |      Black two-piece with      |
     |             |             |          white trim            |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |    Pink polka-dotted two       |
     |  Cait Sith  |     5,000   |    piece with a heart          |
     |             |             |    that says "Love Me!"        |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |Two piece, blue w/ evil cartoon |
     |   Lamina    |     5,000   |    rabbit on top and bottoms   |
     |             |             |    [bad girl! hee, hee...]     |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Oreas    |    10,000   |     One piece, solid dark      |
     |             |             |     blue w/ white trim         |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Naias    |    10,000   |     One piece, light           |
     |             |             |     blue flower print          |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Nereis   |    10,000   |     One piece, dark            |
     |             |             |     blue flower print          |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Dryas    |    10,000   |   One piece, zebra-print       |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             | White, black, pink, and purple |
     |   Morgan    |    27,000   |     striped two piece with     |
     |             |             |   see-through purple tank top  |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Banshee   |    30,000   |    Two piece, solid purple     |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |     Fay     |    30,000   |    Two piece, solid black      |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Rousalka  |    30,000   |    Two piece, solid white      |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |     Two piece, orange and      |
     |  Salamander |    50,000   | white top with matching shorts |
     |             |             |      [a personal fave!]        |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Gnome    |    50,000   |   Two piece, black and white   |
     |             |             |    top with matching shorts    |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Undine    |    50,000   |   Two piece, blue and cream    |
     |             |             |   top with matching shorts     |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Merrow    |    65,000   |  Red bikini top, black shorts  |
     |             |             |      [a personal fave!]        |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Nixia    |    65,000   |     Dark blue bikini top,      |
     |             |             |         white shorts           |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Ariel    |    80,000   |    Black and white striped     |
     |             |             | tank top, black bikini bottoms |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Shylph    |    80,000   |   Purple and white striped     |
     |             |             | tank top, black bikini bottoms |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Meliae    |    80,000   |  Fruit-print tank top ["Kiss   |
     |             |             |  me!" :D], blue bikini bottoms |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |     Orange tank top, black     |
     |     Elf     |   125,000   |      cut-off jean shorts       |
     |             |             |      [a personal fave!]        |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Maridah   |   125,000   |      Pink tank top, black      |
     |             |             |      cut-off jean shorts       |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |    White tank top with blue    |
     |   Asparas   |   125,000   |     straps, black cut-off      |
     |             |             |          jean shorts           |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |    Rainbow-colored tank top    |
     |    Neck     |   125,000   |  w/ red straps, black cut-off  |
     |             |             |          jean shorts           |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Selky    |   270,000   |    Nymph, with a see-through   |
     |             |             |        black tank top          |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Drac     |   270,000   | Black two piece w/ see-through |
     |             |             |       black tank top           |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |  Green, plad-print two piece   |
     |   Gruagach  |   270,000   |     w/ see-through white       |
     |             |             |          tank top              |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Ainsel   |   370,000   |    One piece, solid black      |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Spriggan  |   370,000   |    One piece, solid white      |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Pixie    |   370,000   | One piece, solid light purple  |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |  Wilde Frau |   370,000   |    One piece, solid red w/     |
     |             |             |   hearts cut out of the back   |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |    Roane    |   475,000   |     Same as Echo, minus the    |
     |             |             |      lable on the chest.       |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |    One piece, Ayane's most     |
     |             |             |    expensive swimsuit - A      |
     |             |             | traditional dark blue school   |
     |    Echo     |   550,000   |  swimming bikini with the word |
     |             |             | "Ayane" written in Hiragana on |
     |             |             |   the chest. [this changes to  |
     |             |             |   match each character's name  |
     |             |             | - for whoever is wearing it!]  |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |   Mermaid*  |    free     |    Two peice, rainbow print.   |
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------|
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |     Two peice. Denim bikini    |
     |    Siren*   |    free     |    top, denim bikini bottoms   |
     |             |             |          w/ red belt.          |
     |             |             |                                |
     |------------------------------------------------------------| 
     |             |             |                                |
     |             |             |   Ayane's exclusive animal-    |
     |             |             |   themed swimsuit, given by    |
     |   Racoon*   |    free     | Zack. Complete with a racoon   |
     |             |             |   tail and ears. Too cute!     |
     |             |             |                                |
      ------------------------------------------------------------
    
     *Apparently, Zack gives you these swimsuits on random (?)
     nights in the game. However, he will ALWAYS give them to
     Ayane in this order: Mermaid, Siren, then Racoon.
     
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        5.b - Swimsuits: Giving Swimsuits to Ayane
    
     If you ever tire of Ayane's swimsuits, you're going to eventually want
     ones from other girls' collections - Don't worry, it's natural. :)
    
     Note that most swimsuits don't require this degree of planning. However,
     the ones that you probably want to give her the most *DO*. The girls
     are somewhat insulted when you ask them to wear something raunchy. Ayane
     will also usually throw away overly-cutsey/girly things as well, so you
     can use this method for those too.
    
     This method was tested by BishujoManga and myself, using Venus. One can
     assume this method would work with ANY swimsuit, as Venus is the raunchiest
     one in the game - all the girls hate it. Be aware that you can follow
     this method exactly and still not have any success due to the somewhat
     unpredictable nature of the game.. But this is probably THE most reliable
     method. Try and your own risk, and good luck.
    
     First, play as Ayane. Before trying this, make SURE Ayane has tons and
     tons of free inventory space. Put everything you can into the collection,
     and discard unneeded duplicate items. If you give Ayane a swimsuit and
     her inventory is full she WILL throw it away regardless if she liked
     it or not. Full inventory=VERY BAD.
    
     Now, your first objective is to of course play as the girl who has the 
     desired swimwuit. Buy and gift wrap the swimsuit for Ayane. Second, 
     stock up on "love" items, also gift wrapped (obviously). Don't worry
     about buying duplicate gifts - for example, as far as I know, Ayane
     will take two swallowtail broaches side by side and love them both just
     as much, even though they're the same thing. Keep this in mind. After
     you have the swimsuit you want and plenty of "love" gifts (5-7 should
     be sufficient), select "leave tomorrow" at the hotel and start over from
     day one with whomever just bought all the gifts for Ayane. Now, from day
     one you want to shower Ayane with the gifts you bought for her - but keep
     the swimsuit for now. Get her up to 2-3 notes.
    
     IKillButerFlies Says:
    
     "Ayane is not a morning girl.  She will almost always have just one note
     over her head in the morning.  Even if you give her nothing, in the 
     afternoon she will be back to 2 notes.  Take this into account when
     giving her the more risque suits.  More notes = better chances."
    
     This is very true. Ayane even says "Oh, I hate mornings." When she
     wakes up without a partner. :)
    
     Ah, but there's one more little thing to take into account.. Make SURE
     when you try this that Ayane is at LEAST in a Normal or (better yet)
     Confident mood. The first time I tried this, she was Unwilling - I
     wasted a million dollars. So MAKE SURE she's in a decent mood [see
     section 4.d on mood descriptions].
    
     Is she up to at least 2 notes? Good. Now find Ayane playing volleyball
     in the morning - WITH A PARTNER in the same area. This means you'll be
     able to find her all day. Is she in a good mood? If not, go to the hotel
     and hope you have better luck tomorrow. :) If so, then you're good to
     go.
    
     DO NOT GIVE HER THE SWIMSUIT IN THE MORNING. She's not a morning person,
     remember? Instead, give her a "love" gift in the morning! Then, in the
     afternoon give her the swimsuit..
    
     If you worship any kind of God, now's a good time to pray to him/her/it.
    
     Then, in the evening give her yet another "love" item. If you see her
     wearing the swimsuit you gave her, you've succeeded! Congratulations,
     perv! :)
    
     If you don't see her wearing it, and she sends it back to you the next
     day or (worse yet) throws it away, then you've failed. :( put the 
     controller down. Go grab a beer. Sulk. Don't break anything. Try 
     again... if you have the patience.
    
     ...there is one other method, though. If you play as Ayane and give tons
     of gifts to all the girls, they'll all give you random swimsuits and
     other junk from their shops. This is good if you just want a grab-
     bag of swimsuits you don't have on Ayane yet.
    
     Or if you wanted the Venus, for example, you'd just shower Lisa with a 
     constant stream of like and love gifts. When you get a girl to 2-3 notes,
     you can stop giving her presents and she should keep giving you stuff
     every other day or so. The biggest problem with this method is that, of
     course, it's /random/. It could be a loooong time before you ever see
     a Venus this way.
    
     Ryan says:
    
     "Have you heard of the 'trash-diving' method of getting an expensive suit?  I 
     didn't figure this out--other gamers at IGN's boards did.  Anyway, let's say 
     you want to give Ayane a thong--we'll use Tina's Taygeta as our example.  
     First, as you said, you need a lot of like and love items.  And, as you also 
     said, sometimes it doesn't matter how many items you give someone, they may 
     still throw the suit away.  This is where the trash-diving method comes into 
     play.
    
     As soon as Ayane throws away the Taygeta, leave the island as soon as 
     possible.  Now, start a new vacation with Ayane and give Tina as many like 
     and, eventually, love items as possible.  If you're lucky, Tina will gift 
     you with the Taygeta before your 14-day vacation is over.  I've received 
     Lisa's 'Mach' suit, two Venus suits, Helena's 'Gimlet,' and Tina's 'Taygeta' 
     by using this method.  It doesn't always work, though; so far, I've had 
     around an 80% success rate."
    
     I have CONFIRMED this method works! I was trying to give Ayane a Mach (from
     Lisa's collection), and no matter how high her affection for me was, she
     would trash it. After two tries, I remembered this method and headed back
     to Ayane's game, where I _didn't_ partner with Lisa. I gave her some cheapo
     like gifts and on the first night she gave me the Mach! If you screw up and
     your gal trashes a suit you wanted her to have, try it! Thanks Ryan!
    
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        5.c - Swimsuits: Let's play dress-up!
    
     Here is where I put all of my personal favorite Ayane swimsuit 
     combinations. Feel free to email your own suggestions, I'll post them! :D
    
     -"Lazy day at the poolside" Ayane: Salamander swimsuit, ribbon bracelet
     (purple), favorite headband.
    
     -"=^.^=" Ayane: Racoon swimsuit, favorite headband.
    
     -"Flirty (trying to impress Hayate)" Ayane: Morgan swimsuit, flower sandals
     (violet), purple rose.
    
     -"Black-and-white" Ayane: Dryas swimsuit and zebra print volleyball.
    
     -"Casual-wear" Ayane: Elf/Asparas outfit, any color sneakers, digital watch
     and oval sunglasses.
    
     -"P.E." Ayane: Echo swimsuit with swimming goggles.
    
     -"..... :O" Ayane: Hawk (skirt) swimsuit [From Lei Fang's collection], 
     leopard print sneakers, wristband (leopard). 
    
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        6. - Q & A
    
     If you have any questions, please check here before you e-mail me!
    
     Q: How do I make them naked?
     A: THERE IS NO NUDE CODE. The Venus is as close as you'll get to "naked".
    
     Q: How do I get her in the Venus, then?
     A: See section 5.b.
    
     Q: How do I get <insert swimsuit name here> on Ayane?
     A: Again, see section 5.b.
    
     Q: That didn't work. You suck.
     A: If you follow the directions EXACTLY, it should work. There are no
     gaurantees, though. Try again, but ALWAYS be prepared for rejection - it
     hurts a little less that way. :)
    
     Q: Who is Ayane's voice actress?
     A: Ayane's voice actress is the very talented Yamazaki Wakana, who belongs
     to Aoni Production. You can see her official profile, along with a sample
     MP3 at Aoni Production's website: http://www.aoni.co.jp/talent/0820672.html
     and even more info at: http://www.win.ne.jp/~doi/seiyuu/yamazaki-wakana/
    
     Q: What's up with the origami?
     A: Ayane has two reactions when she "views" the different colored origami
     items. One is "This brings back painful memories.", and the other is "I'm
     feeling a bit sad all of a sudden." I have no idea what this could mean.
     This could be something about Hayate/Kasumi/Genra, something from her 
     childhood, or simply a story element Team Ninja hasn't touched upon yet...
     **update**
     Kasumi's reactions are "This brings back childhood memories" and "How do
     you make a crane again?" ..perhaps it has something to do with Ayane
     and Kasumi's childhoods together? It's obvious that Kasumi overshadowed
     Ayane in many respects, and maybe the origami is a reminder of Ayane's
     attention-deprived childhood. Only Team Ninja knows for sure.
    
     Q: Will Ayane be in Ninja Gaiden?
     A: Dunno, but I'm hoping she is. I think the odds are a little more in
     favor of Kasumi and/or Hayate, though.. :\
    
     Q: Have you heard anything about the Dead or Alive movie?
     A: Very little. It will probably cheapen the entire series, though. >:\
    
     Q: Do you know where I can find some.. ehehe.. you know.. "fan art"?
     A: I can, but I won't. Go find it yourself like everyone else. :P
    
     Q: OMFG HOW DO I GET THEM NEKKID PLZ!!!!!!!!11
     A: THERE IS NO NUDE CODE.
    
     Q: You screwed up here, here, and here. You are a disgrace to my supreme
     goddess Ayane.
     A: Screw you, freak.
    
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        7. - Thanks & Credit
    
     -Me, CORN__. I did write of all this after all. DAMN I RULE!
    
     -All Ayane fans! Unite!
    
     -Tecmo and Team Ninja for knowing it's fanboys, and for creating both
     beautiful games and beautiful girls.
     
     -Cody, Josh, Fox, Doug, Kei and Hoshi for being COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTIVE.. 
     just kidding. :)
    
     -Kei again for the ASCII logo up top.
    
     -All the DOAX message boards out there, the GameFAQs one in particular
     for being a wonderful source of information.
    
     -Thanks to Trevor (sharpsight), who's character mood FAQ inspired mine.
     Check out his awesome FAQ for *all* the girls' different moods!
    
     -Thanks to IKillButerflies for much infos, including the DOA1
     profile info.
    
     -Thanks to FaxData, Windeline, KurenaiXPhoenix, and Nate for the heads
     up about Echo.
    
     -Thanks to Chad and FOnewearl Lina for reassuring me about Ayane's
     "real" age.
    
     -Thanks to Don "Gamera" Chan for Ayane's seiyuu info! Check out his
     awesome FAQs!
     http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/146.html
     http://www.cheathappens.com/author.asp?ID=81
    
     -Thanks to Mousetsu Facade for the Cait Sith swimsuit observation.
    
     -Thanks to Ryan for the "Trash-Diving" method.
    
     -Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam for providing the magical tunes while I
     wrote this FAQ.
    
     -Kathleen, my girlfriend, for letting me play such a risque game, drawing
     awesome Ayane fanarts for me, being the best damn girlfriend ever, and 
     making my life worth living. 
    
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