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Lets talk about redesigns

Discussion in 'Dead or Alive 6 General Discussion' started by delSai, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. delSai

    delSai Active Member

    Main Character:
    La Mariposa
    Let's speculate and share our wishes/hopes for the redesigns of upcoming characters! Do it for your favorite characters or the whole cast of DOA5, it's up to you. Obviously there's no need to include the guests (except for Momiji/Rachel i guess) as they will not return in the main roster and probably wouldn't get redesigned anyway.

    Honoka: Drop the school girl and cow theme, at least for her default costume. I really don't like the school girl trope to begin with and the uniforms are just kind of boring. And the cow thing is, and i hate using that word, just really cringey imo and makes me shake my head. Something inspired by Raidou would be cool, but i don't expect them to go full "Martial Arts" on Honoka. Otherwise something along the lines of her 5th costume, the black t-shirt with the crossbones, i think is a good start. I'd also like to see her be a bit chubby, but that seems unlikely too.

    Lisa: DOA5s Costume 3/5 are the way to go. Something that looks expensive as hell, fashionable designer clothes. As for the Mariposa persona i'm hoping for no feathers this time lol. Should be colorful. Ponus points if there are multiple masks to choose from! And i lowkey want to see her with longer, curly hair, but the shorter haircut is fine too.

    Rachel should get some abs and be a bit more muscley overall.

    Well that's what i got right now, i'm sure some of you have some good and more in depth ideas than me, but i felt like a thread like this could be interesting.
     
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  2. euphoria

    euphoria New Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Main Character:
    Tina Armstrong
    Ooh, ooh, I like this topic a lot.

    Since Tina is running for office, I’d love to see a tasteful business look or two for her with moderate heels and glasses. I’d also love if she had some big, over-the-top patriotic wrestling looks with arm fringes ala Ultimate Warrior or even cool arm wings like Ricky Steamboat.

    I agree that Honoka should dress less like a schoolgirl. Updating her skull logo to look a little tougher would be nice. I like some of her more casual looks from 5, but maybe she could have some sort of bodysuit or even jeans instead of a skirt.

    Also yesss to Honoka being a little chubby. I’d love to see a somewhat heavier girl in DOA. I think that’d be hella cool.

    I also think Marie Rose should drop most of the loli garb :)eek:) and the pigtails. More industrial, almost goth costumes would keep her character darkish but less cute.
     
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  3. Brute

    Brute Dead-Eyed Tsundere
    Staff Member Moderator Standard Donor

    Maybe Honoka can get her own face this time instead of stealing Marie's.
     
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  4. Tina2040_

    Tina2040_ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    DOATEC Australia
    I want Tina to ditch her blonde hair, go brunette and be an over the top character. For the shits and giggles I want her character do undergo a 180. Zack can make a remark as to why she's covered up, etc. I want her to pull a Melania Trump. At least for the beginning of the story. I want her to encourage the competitors to stop fighting. Power suits and all. Something like Ivory from Right to Censor from the WWE. I want her to ridicule Christie's outfits. Make her the new Zack.

    And by the end, she goes back to her classic roots after she fails her political campaign. Forget the USA bikini, I want her old bodysuits back. Make her a legacy character. She decides to purchase DWA or a wrestling company in the final part of her story and becomes the chairwoman of DWA. Make it dramatic like the WWE.

    DWA Announcer: Here's your winner, Mila!!
    :mila:There's no one else in the locker room to defeat. I'm simply the best. C'mon!

    BAYBEHHHHHHHHHHH *DOA 2 music hits*
    Commentator 1: What is this?
    Commentator 2: T... Tina Armstrong?

    Tina walks down the ramp with her dress suit.

    Commentator 1: What's she doing here?

    :tina:Sorry to interrupt your parade Mila. But I've got exciting news. I'm officially back!

    :mila: C'mon fight me!
    :tina: *giggles* that's no way to talk to your boss.
    :mila: Boss?

    :Mr. Strong: ??? (watching from the locker room)

    :tina: Say hello to the new Chairwoman of DWA! Tina Psycho!!!
     
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  5. KasumiLover

    KasumiLover Well-Known Member
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    Location:
    Georgia
    Main Character:
    Kasumi
    3DS Friend Code:
    0259-0893-6176
    PSN ID:
    Neasharulz
    Here's my potential redesign hopes:

    :alpha152:~ Make her gone, for good. No more Alpha.

    :ayane:~ Keep the same but make her more respectful to her peers she's closer too, tone down the silly stupid tsundere act. Her father was a rapist, she was an outcast, been through alot of shit... We get it. Grow up and move on, there's no reason to be a bitch when you already had a major come up since your debut, grow up.

    :bass:~ Make him less overly protective of Tina, make him more a father bear that cares about her safety more or so than her choices, she's a grown woman xD Make him have a more central connection to the plot since him and Rig were friends in DOA5

    :bradwong:~ Clean him up a bit, revert him back to his DOA4 design to make him look more sleek and less dirty and unkempt. Make him more suave and less like a dirty hobo.

    :christie:~ Give her a plot, she really has no purpose at this point since Helena doesn't care about her much anymore. Maybe make her a hired assassin who's going to turn on Donovan for her own ulterior motives. Make her longer hair her default hair too maybe

    :ein:~Make him a canon disguise for Hayate or maybe even just a clone that Hayate can create at will as a duplicate.

    :eliot:~ Make him more muscular, shirtless or at least close to it, thiccer, and give him some moves from Gen Fu. Make him more confident and maybe touch on his interest in Ayane and Christie

    :phase4:~ Make her appear more different from Kasumi, maybe with shorter hair. Give her more original win poses rather than old Kasumi ones

    :marierose:~ Make her a bit more mature and less cutesy, give her a darker more sadistic personality that matches that of her default outfit.

    :honoka:~ Don't touch her move set, but give her more unique qualities and make her secret power more prominent. Also make her less typical moe and give her more personality, and do away with the uniform and give her proper modern combat attire.

    :lisa:~ Actually making her alive would be a redesign XD

    :genfu:~ Have him retired as a fighter, make him more focused on teaching Eliot his ways in combat.

    :leon:~Give him a plot so he's not just there as a fan request fighter. Maybe make Lauren have given him a vision on something sinister between how DOATEC is involved with their hardships before she died.

    :kokoro:~Make her a normal combatant but make her less ditzy and more aware of what's going on.

    :leifang:~ Make her plot anything besides entering each DOA tournament just for her to get her ass kicked by Jann Lee. XD Give her her old bun hairstyle back and make her more tomboyish like she was before DOA4 came along

    :nyotengu:~ Finally Give her a plot, and maybe refine her attire a bit
     
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  6. Hayabusiness

    Hayabusiness Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Italy
    Main Character:
    Ryu Hayabusa
    I don't want to say the obvious usual things I say all the time in regards to characters like Ayane, Lei Fang, Zack, etc.

    I'd make Nyotengu a more serious character: give her a proper story instead of making her "Cute Promiscuous Tengu Lum Discovers Mankind!^__^". I don't like how her mentioned rivalry with Ryu never happened and got deleted. She has the potential to be cool and a fighting partner to Bankotsubo.
    Also don't call her Bankotsuko lol.

    Make Marie Rose look and/or act a bit older. I know this will never happen because that's why people like her, but I can dream.

    Give Ryu long hair. It's a rather unique trait to DOA/XBOX NG Ryu, and I miss it. It was not just attractive and pretty, it made him stood out from other male action heroes. Also it does take a part in the divide between his looks and his actions.

    All of this already happened in DOA5' story tho. Well, they did worsen her TSUNTSUNN~~ act, because this is the otaku world we live in today and a girl can't be seemingly cold without blurting out IT'S NOT THAT I LIKE U OR ANYTHING!!!!111, but at least she is far from hating Kasumi like she did once.
     
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  7. KasumiLover

    KasumiLover Well-Known Member
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    Location:
    Georgia
    Main Character:
    Kasumi
    3DS Friend Code:
    0259-0893-6176
    PSN ID:
    Neasharulz
    I can't say she was really respectful tho, when she encountered Hitomi and Bayman for example she was still pretty rude, when I don't know if she genuinely respects Kasumi since she didn't even say anything ever directly to her besides take back ger kunai xD
     
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  8. Jadeinchains

    Jadeinchains Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Glasgow,Scotland
    Main Character:
    Lisa
    :lisa: Her default outfit in DOA5 invented Paris fashion week, Genuinely like that fur coat outfit is gorgeous so whatever her default In DOA6 is I'm sure will be fashionable as well. Same with her La Mariposa outfit as well.

    ...
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. DestructionBomb

    DestructionBomb Well-Known Member
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    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    Main Character:
    Pai Chan
    Gamertag:
    Destructi0nBomb
    PSN ID:
    DestructionBomb
    Steam:
    DestructionBomb
    I came here to say that this gif is perfect regarding Lisa
     
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  10. Hayabusiness

    Hayabusiness Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Italy
    Main Character:
    Ryu Hayabusa
    That's a HUGE improvement from trying to kill her on sight.
    Also, Hitomi and Bayman aren't people close to her... She always had a rude attitude, and I personally, I like it, at least in the older games, because she was legitimately cold and rude to strangers and people she deemed weak, instead of being some generic tsundere. Lol, if you picked the easiest difficulty in NGB she called Ryu a Ninja Dog and humiliated him regularly.

    I think it can easily be interpreted as a defense mechanism, but let's not also forget emotion and attachment are a weakness for a trained assassin like her. This is part of why Kasumi ran away after all, because she could not bear a life of cold hearted killing.
     
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  11. KasumiLover

    KasumiLover Well-Known Member
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    Location:
    Georgia
    Main Character:
    Kasumi
    3DS Friend Code:
    0259-0893-6176
    PSN ID:
    Neasharulz
    Actually, Kasumi ran away because she wanted to avenge her brother Hayate, but she did so without permission prior. Kasumi doesn't or didn't like fighting but she's not above killing as she did with her victims in NG3 and she has to defend and likely kill her assailants to this very day in order to survive, Kasumi is more than capable of killing if she needs to XD and isn't the easiest difficulty of NGB non canon? I doubt Ayane would be living if she dared to talk down on Ryu xD
    ... XD
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Hayabusiness

    Hayabusiness Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Italy
    Main Character:
    Ryu Hayabusa
    She did want to avenge Hayate and the fact she left without permission made her clan go after her, yes, but she also does not like killing and this is part of why she kept running.
    She has passed that phase of running away since DOA5 and since Itagaki left (he loathes her presence in NG and I"m not a fan of it myself), but her distaste for violence and death is still part of her character.

    Replying that bolded part, it might be non-canon but it's the most in-universe logical way to mock the player for picking the lowest difficulty (something very common in old action games; everyone in GOD HAND insults you if you pick easy, for example).
    Also Ryu is above killing Ayane for something so petty. If anything he'd slap her, that is if the DOAD writers are still around, lol.
     
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  13. KasumiLover

    KasumiLover Well-Known Member
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    Location:
    Georgia
    Main Character:
    Kasumi
    3DS Friend Code:
    0259-0893-6176
    PSN ID:
    Neasharulz
    I did enjoy watching her get slapped XD I also hope that Eliot will forget about Ayane and meet Kasumi since I personally ship them with each other. And Kasumi from the looks of it seems to not really care about fighting anymore, I think she doesn't wish to since she'd fuck you up, but if she has yo she will which I like. Phase 4 is basically for players who liked pre DOA5 Kasumi since she's literally a walking breathing version of DOA4 Kasumi who doesn't like being forced into her position
     
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  14. Normal

    Normal Member

    The girls always look good so better just focus on the dudes' faces so they don't look as weird as they did in DoA5. Specifically Brad Wong and Eliot.

    And also Leon.
     
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  15. Chisa

    Chisa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Forest
    I feel like Leifang's cheongsam should be updated a bit. I don't want anything too drastic change but maybe remove her wrist bands, heels from DOA2/3/4 era and maybe open back for the dress.

    I wish Hitomi would get her poofy hair back and i wish her hair would become light brown instead dark ash brown hair she now has. Her persona from DOA3 should come back too.

    For Marie i would remove her pigtails since those are too stereotypical and it makes her design kind of meh. Give her more unique hairstyle.

    I don't think they can save Honoka really.

    I wish Jann could get more unique looking costumes. I'm tired of gloves and pants look. Give him shirts too.
     
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  16. Strangerinmytub

    Strangerinmytub New Member

    Let's talk Kokoro.

    Things to be kept from DOA5:
    -Japanese voice actress is god tier (she happens to also voice Saber in the Fate series if I'm not mistaken)
    -Awesome hairstyles
    -Cool casual outfits like C7-C8
    -Balanced and well-rounded fighter with average to above average strikes, throws, and holds
    -Delayed strings and versatility with heichu
    -The laugh taunt

    Things to change:
    -If the devs want to have her keep her traditional Japanese style of wardrobe have more costumes like C10 instead of C1. I get she's supposed to be more conservative than people like Tina but her default costume is way too big and heavy.
    -Give her some real personality and story. I don't really care if they keep her ditzy or try to make her more mature as long as they actually give her a role in the story and something for us to be interested in. They have a great visual design going here but they aren't capitalizing on it.
    -More tracking moves (please ;_; )
    -Some more middle to long range options, preferably in the form of kicks
    -A bit more grace and elegance. She's supposed to be Helena's sister AND a trained geisha so her moves should reflect this better. However I do understand that her fighting style may be prioritized in her visuals.
    -If DOA6 had tag she should have gotten more interactions
     
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  17. Raansu

    Raansu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lutz, FL
    Main Character:
    Hitomi
    Gamertag:
    Raansu
    PSN ID:
    Raansu
    Steam:
    Raansu86
    Not really a redesign, more like a revert. Wish Hitomi was more like how she was in 3. More serious, less bubbly.
     
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  18. Sonicfan11589

    Sonicfan11589 Active Member

    PSN ID:
    Sonicfan11589
    I'm guessing Team Ninja might use the costume designs from those contests?

    Do you guys think Tina has become governor? Maybe she is running for President? Armstrong 2020. :p
     
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  19. Blash

    Blash Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Gamertag:
    Blashark
    Id love to see a tougher Mila. Hardened by the tough world of MMA. Covered in tattoos (as most MMA stars are) Covered in sponsorship logos. New rough attitude. Tom-boyish, but not in the cutsie DOA5 way. A really horrible bitch. Not gonna happen, but its what should be done with her. She wont stay innocent and delightful in such a tough environment like the one she is meant to be a part of.

    Tina as a failed governor. Broken and disheartened, she finally returns to wrestling to get back to her roots. A business woman pants suit option, but a grizzled veteran wrestler getup. Bun-bag, ripped old jeans, stained tank top, messy hair, Doc Marten's held together with month old wrist tape. The Southern Belle attitude gone, more biker than beauty pagent. Once again... wont see this, but I can dream :D

    Bass, gone pure Vince McMahon. Hes tired of trying to help Tina and now he's pure business. This goes against the purist that Bass is, but good writing to achieve this.

    Just gonna stick with the wrestlers for now, they are the characters Ive always loved!

    Id love to see business Tina, we may get that if TN dont get lazy. But yeah... see above ;)
     
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  20. werewolfgold

    werewolfgold Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somewhere in Japan...
    Main Character:
    Ayane
    PSN ID:
    werewolfgold
    Leifang could use something that's not the dress for once. Well, have it somewhere in the game, obviously. But, something akin to her DOA1 or DOA++ look would be cool to mix it up.
     
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