Dead or Alive 2 introduced 5 new characters to the series, with Ayane, Bass, & Helena sticking around for every single entry, while Ein & Leon have skipped a few. At the same time, the Story mode makes its introduction, with each character offering a short story through gameplay cutscenes while beating opponents.
Even though most of us came to know Dead or Alive as an "Xbox" game, DOA1 & DOA2 made their home console debut on SEGA Saturn / Dreamcast, and received their updated versions on PS1 / PS2 respectively. With DOA3's success on the Xbox though, Koei Tecmo released DOA Ultimate, offering both games through an ultimate compilation, that is also backward compatible with Xbox One & Series X | S!
All the information about the characters has been collected from the game manual and the game itself (DOA Ultimate), while the character artworks have been scanned and edited from the PS2 manual of DOA2 Hardcore.
Bio (manual): She is Kasumi's half-sister, and a ninja destined to live in the shadow of Kasumi. She has great hatred towards 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 the deserter ninja Kasumi. Ayane secretly admires Kasumi's brother, Hayate.
Bio (manual): He is the father of Tina and as any normal father, he doesn't like his daughter using her sex appeal to gain her celebrity status. He is an undefeated bad guy professional wrestler who enters the "Dead or Alive World Combat Championship" to stop his daughter's cheap ambitions and at the same time he hopes to teach his daughter about the tough reality of the World Combat Championship. But he loves his daughter dearly.
Bio (manual): He was left to die in the esoteric Black Forest of Germany. Even though he suffered amnesia, his deep desire to fight stayed intact within his beaten body. He mastered Karate in a very short period of time and goes down the road of battle to find his true self. He hopes to find answers to his search of his past through participation in the "Dead or Alive 2 World Combat Championship."
Bio (manual): He has no choice but to bring back his legendary fighting style "Goken (fatal iron fist)" that he himself sealed because of its awesome destructive power. He needs a great sum of money to save the life of his sick granddaughter from her rare disease. He couldn't obtain the prize money from the previous "Dead or Alive World Combat Championship," so he must be sure to win this tournament. He uses this amazing infighting martial art, Xynyi Liuhe Quan.
Bio (manual): He is the modern Super Ninja and the best friend of Kasumi's brother, Hayate. Being a Super Ninja, he has the responsibility to confront "Bankotsubo", the Tengu of Destruction, who came from the dark world into human existence. To face the Tengu of Destruction would be a suicidal act for any human being but Hayabusa owes it to himself and to mankind to confront his fate.
Bio (manual): She is the daughter of Fame Douglas and a world-class soprano singer. She is also an expert in Pi Qua Quan. While performing at the opera house, a shot was fired at her, but killed her mother instead. While trying to find the culprit, she learned that the murder of her parents is somehow related to the "Dead or Alive World Combat Championship."
Bio (manual): He fights from his soul. He has trained the fighting style developed by Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do. He appears at battles where only the strongest of men fight. With a strange bird-like cry, he strikes with his soulful dragon attacks to be the most powerful in his life's destiny. Some think he's too self-possessed, which keeps women from getting close to him.
Bio (manual): A true-bred Kunoichi (female ninja) who was ordained to be the 18th leader of the "Mugen Tenshin" style. Instead, she became a "runaway shinobi" to avenge her older brother, Hayate. It seemed as though she succeeded in her mission in the "Dead or Alive 1 World Combat Championship", but immediately afterwards, she was taken captive by the captive by the Super-human Development Project. Her clone Kasumi "[fish icon]" was created while she was held captive.
Bio (manual): She is one of the younger fighters and has been called a fighting genius by many. To fight and defeat Jan[sic] Lee is her ultimate goal. Jann Lee's absolute dominance in the combat arena only fuels her challenging spirit. Her desire to defeat him is her main reason for entering the Dead or Alive World Combat Championship.
Bio (manual): He is a lonely soldier who wanders all over the world. His lover, Roland, a woman thief of the Silk Road, died in his arms saying, "The man I love is the strongest man in the world." In order to fulfill the last words of his lover, he aspires to be the strongest man on Earth.
Bio (manual): Tina is the super star of women's wrestling world and the daughter of the undefeated champion of professional wrestling, Bass. Her ambitions know no bounds. Because of her beauty and her super star status, her victory in the "Dead or Alive World Combat Championship" will surely push her popularity to the next level. She is quite proud of her looks.
Bio (manual): A kick boxer of which his strength and his eccentricity is second to none. He is a self-taught genius of Muay Thai. He re-entered to the "Dead or Alive World Combat Championship" to feed his hunger for public attention and to win the prize money. Because of his frank and funky personality, his popularity is growing.