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                      Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
                               A FAQ on Christie 
                               By Tom T. Thomson
                             (tomtt@fitzgibbon.com)
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*Table of Contents*
    A  Introduction
         A(a) FAQ Intro
         A(b) DOAX Intro
    B Christie
         B(a) Profiles
              B(a)-a DOA3
              B(a)-b DOAX
                B(a)-b(a) Stats and what they mean
         B(a)-c Moods
         B(b) Items
              B(b)-a Love Items
              B(b)-b Like Items
              B(b)-c Dislike Items
              B(b)-d Hate Items
         B(c) Swimsuits
    C Miscellaneous
        C(a) Notice on Venus
        C(b) Gifts and Replies
        C(c) Holes
        C(d) Tips on Jump Serves
        C(e) Tips on Skimpy Suits
    D Credits
      D(a) Legal stuff
      D(b) Contact
      D(c) Thank yous
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A Introduction
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A(a) FAQ Intro
     This is a FAQ on a very misunderstood character, Christie.  She's one
 of my favorites characters in Beach Volleyball and I think she's also one
 of the easiest to please.  All I want to do in this FAQ, is to help people
 play as her or give things to her, etc...
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A(b) DOAX Intro
     Game: Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
     Platform: Xbox
     Rating: M (mature)
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B Christie
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B(a) Profile
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B(a)-a The following is from Prima's Official Dead or Alive 3 Strategy 
Guide:

Christie has all the characteristics required of an assassin, and this 
cold-blooded woman has undergone the ultimate adaptation- excelling in the
art of She Quan, which she employs to the fullest.  Christie has been hired 
by
Donovan, leader of DOATEC's anti- Douglas faction, and she enters the Dead 
or
 Alive tournament to keep an eye on Helena.
Nationality: English
Birthday: December 18
Age: 24
Blood Type: B
Height/Weight:5'10",126 lbs
Measurements: Bust 37", Waist 23", Hips 35"
Fighting Style: She Quan (aka Snake Fist)
Occupation: Assassin
Likes: Tomato Juice
Hobbies: Driving

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B(a)-b The following is from the Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball 
manual:
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An incomparably cold-hearted woman with all the characteristics required of 
an
 assassin.
Nationality: British (English)
Height/Weight: 5'10", 126 lbs
Body Size: B37" W23" H35"
Birthday: December 18
Age: 24 years old
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Driving
Likes: Tomato Juice
Favorite Color: Black

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 B(a)-b(a) Stats and what they mean
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Power: # # #
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 Three...  Not a powerhouse.  But she does have amazing power if you time 
things
right.  I've found the longer the distance the ball travels, the more 
powerful
the spike.  By no means that that mean she can hit Tina hard enough to have 
her fall, but she can get almost everyone else.  If timed properly, a spike 
from Christie can knock down everyone except Tina and Hitomi.  Not bad.  It 
could be worse.  She could have been like Kasumi, with one...

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Technique: # # #
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Once mastered, technique is the best weapon in the game.  Use it.  For those 
who have no idea what that means it's simple: it's where you aim. Example: 
you
run up to the net  for a spike, after waiting for the best moment to spike 
you
do... and  the ball smacks into Lisa who was waiting right in front of the 
net.
 She in turn passes the ball to Tina, who was waiting on the far left, and 
she
spikes and scores.  Or you could: run up to the net for a spike, wait for 
the
time that will give you the most power, then quickly push the thumbstick/
d-pad to your right and hit that nice big hole Lisa and Tina forgot to 
cover.
 That's what technique does.  Use it.  The AI players leave a ton of holes 
far to often.  If you aim of them, you will properly win.

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Defense:  # # # #
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Affects two things: blocking and back court perfromance.

This is what I have to say on blocking:
Why oh why must her strength be the one thing you shouldn't do?!?!  Why!?  
What I'm saying is, despite the fact she's the strongest in this area than 
in 
anything else, you should not block.  ...  Well I guess I shouldn't say that.  
I do block.  But I only let myself block one good block 
per match.  Chances are the block will be their point.  It almost always is.  
So, just to be safe, don't.

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B(a)-c  Moods
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 How to read your Christie 101.  What am I talking about?  That little 
picture
 of her, that's what.  I find her fairly easy to read.  Some people don't.  
There are about one key tad bit that you should look for when reading 
Christie's mood.

If she's looking towards your right, she is unwilling.
If she's looking towards your left, she is usual.
If she's looking at you, head slightly down, she's confident.

Okay, now that you know how to read your Christie, what should you expect 
from
 her.  If she's unwilling, most likely she will stand there and 
look pretty and let the ball pass her, and sometimes let it hit her.  
Sometimes, though, she will pass/ receive/ spike the ball.  But not very 
well.
If she's usual, she may eat sand for you/ her partner.  But not very likely.  
She will play fairly well.If she's confident, she will do everything in her 
ability to help you/ her partner win the match.  Which is a lot.

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B(b)  Items
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Or what I like to call: A Fast And Easy But Surprisingly Expensive Way To 
Get 
Christie To Love You!  Or AFAEBSEWTGCTLY for short.  This section will have 
four part to it: Love Items (One, two, three, and she loves you), Like Items 
(One, two, three...  Nope, she wont marry you), Dislike Items (One...  Oops too 
many items from this category) and Hate Items (O- NO!  DON'T GIVE HER ANY OF 
THESES!!).  Fairly strait forward.  

Note on the notes: The music notes that fly above her head tell you how much 
she likes you.  None mean she doesn't like you, when they don't go away, 
that's the best time to ask her to a) marry you or b) give her Venus.

Note on below: There are three columns.  Each column is from a store.  
Except 
the first one, this one only applies if you're not Christie.  That column is 
swimsuits.  None of her own is included.  The second column is from 'Zack of 
All Trades'.  And the last is from the Accessory Shop.  Also, the section 
Love 
Items has items that you can only get at 'Zack of All Trades'.

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B(b)-a Love Items
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Army Knives
Blue Guitar
British Bread
Brown Guitar
Gold Revolver
Guitar (Blue/Red)
 Guitar (Brown/White)
Knife
Leather Steering Wheel
Orange Guitar
Pistol
Pistol (Black)
Silver Revolver
Sub-Machine Gun
Tomato
Tomato Juice
Turquoise
White Guitar
Wood Steering Wheel

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B(b)-b Like Items
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Andromeda       Black Compact                        Black Bangle
Black Velve     Black Fan                            Black Sneakers
Centaurus       Nail Polish (Black)                  Black Wristwatch
Chameleon       Scholarly Book "Anti-Gravity"        Camouflage Sneakers
Chara           Scholarly Book "Clone"               Goggle Sunglasses 
(Black)
Eridanus        Scholarly Book "Cyborg"              Low Profile Cap (Black)
Fay             Scholarly Book "Time Machine"        Oval Sunglasses (Black)
Gnome           Scholarly Book "Warp"
Hawk            Union Jack Ball
Hydra
Iris
Kikimora
Leto
Merrow
Nebula
Nixie
Papagena
Penguin
Presepe
Raven
Selene
Sidecar
Tequila Sunrise
Tulip

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B(b)-c Dislike Items
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Acapulco              Collar                    Navy Ribbon
Alcyone               Crystal Ball              Pink Ribbon
Angel's Wing          Doughnuts                 Purple Ribbon
Apollo                Frying Pan                Red Polka-Dot Sandals
Aquarius              Grape Juice               White Ribbon
Arneb                 Hourglass
Cafe De Paris         Lavender
Cepheus               Lily
Cherry Blossom        Microwave Oven
Clover (skirt)        Milk
Comet                 Orange Juice
Czarine               Polka-Dot Volleyball
Dahlia                Prototype Xbox
Dandelion             Recipe "Sanuki Udon"
Emu                   Recipe "Sashimi"
Fomalhaut             Recipe "Shabu-Shabu"
Freesia               Recipe "Sukiyaki"
Gerbera               Recipe "Sushi"
Gimlet                Recipe "Tempura"
Ibis                  Recipe "Yakisoba"
Indigo (skirt)        Recipe "Yakitori"
Little Bear           Silver Set
Pipit (skirt)         Stars And Stripes Ball
Pixie                 Strawberry Juice
Ratri                 Strawberry Millefeuille
Reticulum             Tarot Cards
Sirius                Ukulele
Sparrow (skirt)
Spriggan
Taygeta
Unicorn
Venus
Wild Frau
Woodpecker

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B(b)-d Hate Items
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Acacia                 Amethyst
Algol                  Aquamarine
Antares                Balloons
Astarte                Blancmange
Atlas                  Blue Conch
Cancer                 Blue Origami
Cattleya               Checked Cushion
Cybele                 Cherry Pie
Echo                   Chinese Dessert
Eirene                 Clover Brooch
Flamingo               Cute Cushion
Gaia                   Diamond
Goose                  Dolphin Brooch
Hela                   Dolphin Clock
Heron                  Dolphin Sea World Ticket
Hummingbird            Emerald
Kali                   Flower Brooch
Lilac                  Garnet
Mach                   Green Murex
Milky Way              Heart Brooch
Oriole                 Jewel Brooch
Pegasus                Marrons Glaces
Pink                   Music Box
Rigel                  Opal
Roane                  Orange Origami
Sasanqua               Panda Doll
Tiamat                 Peridot
Usas                   Pink Feather Fan
Whale                  Pink Murex
                       Purple Conch
                       Ruby
                       Sachertorte
                       Sapphire
                       Shell Brooch
                       Sky Blue Feather Fan
                       Sky Blue Shell
                       Star Brooch
                       Swallowtail Brooch
                       Teddy Bear (Brown)
                       Teddy Bear (Pink)
                       Topaz
                       White Conch
                       White Origami
                       White Shell
                       Yellow Feather Fan
                       Yellow Murex
                       Yellow Shell
                       Zack's Autograph
                       Zack's Figure

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B(c) Swimsuits
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The following will be just a list of her swimsuit names and how much they 
cost.

Moonstone 170000
Jet 330000 
Spinel 170000 
Carnelian 170000 
Azurite 500000 
Onyx 220000 
Turquoise 375000 
Viridine 275000 
Heliodor 40000 
Amber 330000 
Orthoclase 125000 
Sapphire 330000 
Emerald 125000 
Jasper 500000 
Topaz 115000 
Pearl 220000 
Amethyst 90000 
Aquamarine 40000 
Citrine 220000 
Opal 90000 
Jade 375000 
Cat's Eye 125000 
Black Pearl 500000 
Agate 220000 
Peridot 275000 
Lapis Lazuli 90000 
Incarose 40000
Obsidian 115000
Alexandrite 40000 
Bloodstone 375000
Ruby 125000
Garnet 40000
Iolite 275000
Flourite 170000 

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C  Miscellaneous
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This section is just a bunch of info on Christie and the game.  Random.  Or 
not so.  

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C(a) Notice on Venus
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You may or may not have noticed that I have placed Lisa's infamous swimsuit 
Venus under 'Dislike'.  This is true. She is the only character in the game 
that doesn't hate Venus.

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C(b) Gifts and Replies
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Now, when you give her a gift (and she likes you enough to open it), she 
will 
say something.  

If you give her a Love Item (see B(b)-a), she will say: "Hee hee, thanks a 
lot."
If you give her a Like Item (see B(b)-b), she will say: "Thanks, I mean it."
If you give her a Neutral Item (not included, anything not listed), she will 
say: "Okay, I'll keep it."
If you give her a Dislike Item (B(b)-c), she will say: "What's this supposed 
to mean?"
If you give her a Hate Item (B(b)-d), she will say: "Huh...What is this?"

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C(c) Holes
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Before I mentioned holes.  These are normally because someone will move to 
block your spike, but you've already jumped for it.  If you're going to 
block, block.  

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C(d) Tips on Jump Serves
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We've all seen the jump serve, right?  And I'm sure we've all tried it, 
right?
And I'm sure we've all had the ball hit the net, right?  Of course!  Tip:
Watch the girl's left hand (the one outstretched), when it's the right time
to finish the serve, the hand will be a fist.  The best time to finish the 
serve is right as her hand is formed into a fist.  Also, try the normal 
overhand serve a few times.  The timing on both are more or less the same.

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C(e) Tips on Skimpy Suits
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Having trouble getting that really skimpy suit on that really sweet girl?
Vist http://www.tecmogames.com/ubb/Forum23/HTML/002790.html
This is a link that will take you stright to a thread on Tecmo's website.  
Fuzzy Fuzzpuppy has a foolproof method.  It is a bit complex, but if your 
hard
pressed, I bet you'll do it. (Tip: you don't have to be as strick with going 
on
and off the pool icon in PlanB as he has you.)

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D Credits
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D(a) Legal Stuff
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Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball is (c) of Tecmo and Team Ninja.  This 
FAQ,
however, is not.  This is (c) of Tom T. Thomson, me.

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D(b) Contact
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If you want to tell me something about this FAQ or otherwise, my e-mail is 
tomtt(at)fitzgibbon.com  You may contact me through that.

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D(c) Thank yous
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I have to thank Xenon/Xereth18 for letting me use their Swimsuit Guide.  
That 
guide may be found on the website www.gamefaqs.com  Thank you to you both.  
I 
also must thank Robert Goode (shipwreck) for letting me use his Loved Item 
FAQ
 (which can be found at www.gamefaqs.com) in this FAQ.  And of course thank 
you to you, the clueless fan boy who read this.