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Dead Or Alive

Rachel's History

Rachel (רחל) is Hebrew in origin, and means "ewe", which is a term used to describe an adult female sheep. Rachel is a fiend hunter from the Holy Vigoor Empire. Cursed by her demonic fiend heritage, Rachel's goal in life is to hunt down and destroy all demons in existence. She met Ryu Hayabusa while on a crusade to slay her own twin sister, whose fiend blood had corrupted her human side. With Hayabusa's aid, she was able to accomplish her heart breaking goal and the two have been close friends ever since.

Since birth, Rachel and her twin sister Alma have been afflicted with a blood curse that turns humans into fiends. By the events of Ninja Gaiden, the curse has consumed Alma. Believing there is no cure for their condition, Rachel sought out Alma through much of Ninja Gaiden in order to kill her to redeem her soul.

Rachel's life's purpose is to eradicate fiends. As a half-fiend herself, her beauty belies a dangerous strength. She participated in the Dead or Alive World Combat Championships as an excuse to hone her fiend hunting abilities without the risk of killing her opponents. Although her cool demeanor may not show it, Rachel enjoys going face-to-face against familiar fighters once again.

Rachel is a tall statuesque woman with fair skin, golden blonde hair, light blue eyes and a curvaceous and buxom figure. She has a number of different styles but she primarily wears her hair pulled in a loose updo style ponytail, with some hair wrapped around the remaining hair that falls loosely, her hair is center parted and she has sidelocks that frame her face. She is usually seen wearing a skin-tight black leather combat suit cut in ways that reveal her skin.

Rachel is a battle hardened warrior who is determined to hunt down and kill all demons. Though she feels the need to put on a tough face when dealing with people, she is a kind, generous and loyal soul whose only wish is to help people. Her cursed lineage has caused her to become a Fiend Hunter, but she truly fights to protect others. On a similar note, she also attempts to avoid killing any humans short of fiends.

In combat, Rachel is very aggressive and confident in her abilities, telling her opponent she'll make sure they'll regret fighting her. During combat she talks down to her opponent, calling them pathetic, weak, or even yelling for them to die during certain throws. Her confidence is also reflected in her posture and movements, as she will often place one hand on her hip, indicating a relaxed and unfazed attitude. She can be quite patronising towards her human foes, whom she (justifiably) views as weaker than her part-fiend self. In her taunts she shrugs as she asks if they're tired already or remarks that they're "just a human after all..." She will also express disdain for her opponent's strength during certain hi-counter holds.

After a fight she seems somewhat more respectful as she comments "Not too bad", although it's unclear whether she's referring to her opponent's abilities or her own performance. She may also say they're pretty good "for a human" although she clearly doesn't expect too much from humans, with the exception perhaps of the highly trained "super ninja" Ryu Hayabusa (Who, like Rachel, is not exactly entirely human).