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Dead Fantasy is a series of fan-made CG action movies created by Monty Oum, starring a cast of characters from the Final Fantasy, Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, and Kingdom Hearts game franchises, fighting it out against each other "battle-royale" style in a number of different environments, including archaic ruins and modern cities.
Since the first installment of Dead Fantasy, the series has been well-received by the fans of both game series, with trailers, previews and the installments themselves being featured at several gaming conventions. There are six movies in the series, and Oum had confirmed episodes VI through IX. It is unknown if these new episodes will be created due to Oum's death on February 1, 2015. Since Oum's death three years later, a remake version of the series has now been created by Uiyahan as a tribute to him.
- 1 Characters
- 2 Episodes
- 3 Development and production
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Trivia
- 6 External links
- 7 References
Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts combatants (Square Enix)
- Yuna - Yuna is the female protagonist of Final Fantasy X and the main protagonist of Final Fantasy X-2. She is the first character to be introduced in Dead Fantasy I. She returns in Dead Fantasy II, continuing the fight with her friends against the Dead or Alive cast. In Dead Fantasy IV she duels Kasumi, summons her aeons to fight the Kasumi α clones, and is rescued by Cloud Strife. She and Cloud team up to rescue Tifa Lockhart in the upcoming Dead Fantasy IX.
- Rikku - Rikku is an Al Bhed girl from Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, and the maternal cousin of Yuna. Rikku is the fourth character to debut in Dead Fantasy, appearing early in the first installment to help Yuna fight Ayane and Kasumi. In Dead Fantasy II she teleports into a underground cavern with Ayane. In Dead Fantasy VI, in both previews, she clashes with Ayane and uses her special dressphere, the Machina Maw, in its gigantic state to face Ayane in the ocean grounds.
- Tifa Lockhart - Tifa is one of the main female protagonists of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, appearing in Dead Fantasy in her Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children attire. As the sixth character to debut in Dead Fantasy, Tifa arrives at the end of Dead Fantasy I, aiding Rikku and Yuna against Hitomi, Ayane, and Kasumi for the remainder of the movie and of Dead Fantasy II. In Dead Fantasy III, she is defeated by Hitomi at the Burning Cathedral after she expels most of her Materia from her body with her Wing Chun fighting style. In Dead Fantasy V she is incapacitated by Hayate and his ninjas in the warehouse, and is taken by Helena Douglas and DOATEC soldiers in DOATEC headquarters. In the promotional trailer revealed at the end of Dead Fantasy VI, she wakes up without clothes. People from DOATEC plan to create a clone similar to Alpha-152, as Tifa's eyes light up.
- Rinoa Heartilly - Rinoa is the main female protagonist of Final Fantasy VIII and a powerful sorceress. She is the eighth character introduced, appearing at the beginning of the last act of Dead Fantasy II, permanently in her Angel Wing Limit Break. She was set to appear in Dead Fantasy VII to battle Rachel, and was responsible for chaining her. She is last seen fighting the fighter jets from DOATEC using her Sorceress Magic.
- Kairi - Kairi is the main female protagonist of the Square Enix and Disney crossover series Kingdom Hearts. She appears in Dead Fantasy II during the fourth act alongside Rinoa, and briefly at the beginning of Dead Fantasy IV. Her appearance in the series came as a shock to fans, as it was thought only characters from the Final Fantasy and Dead or Alive universes were to appear. In a preview for Dead Fantasy VIII, Kairi transforms into Naminé to fight Momiji and Ryu, and is joined by Vincent Valentine from Final Fantasy VII.
Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden combatants (Tecmo)
- Kasumi - Kasumi is a runaway shinobi from the Mugen Tenshin clan who made her debut in first installment of Dead or Alive, and—in the series canon—she is the winner of the first Dead or Alive Tournament. She appears in the Dead Fantasy series in the first installment. In Dead Fantasy IV, she aids her rival Yuna to fight a multitude of Kasumi α clones until Cloud rescues Yuna. She teleports with the clones to fight them alone in Dead Fantasy V. She is rescued by Ryu Hayabusa who kills the remaining clones. She collapses from exhaustion and Ryu carries her away.
- Ayane - Appearing officially in the first Dead or Alive, Ayane is a shadow ninja of the Mugen Tenshin Clan, and the winner of the third Dead Or Alive Tournament in the series canon. Ayane's debut in Dead Fantasy was in the first installment alongside Kasumi, fighting for the full length of the first movie, and for the whole of Dead Fantasy II. She will appear in Dead Fantasy VI, battling Rikku. In both previews, Ayane switches weapons to negate Rikku's dresspheres from Tokkosho to Fuma Kodachi twin blades.
- Hitomi - Hitomi is a karate master, who enters the Dead or Alive Tournaments to test her skill against the best in the world, first appearing in Dead or Alive 3. She appears midway of Dead Fantasy I, aiding Kasumi and Ayane in battle. In Dead Fantasy III, Hitomi defeats Tifa in the Burning Cathedral using her Wing Chun fighting style after switching her main fighting style Karate due to the effects of Blind and Poison afflicted by her. In Dead Fantasy V, Hitomi is revealed to be working with Hayate and Helena Douglas for unexplained reasons, and she keeps the White Materia on her right wrist after stealing most of Tifa's Materia during their fight.
- Rachel - Rachel debuted in Ninja Gaiden: a prequel series to Dead or Alive, and one of the playable characters alongside Momiji in Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate. She appears at the near the end of Dead Fantasy II, destroying the rest of the temple where the others are fighting on. At the end she is teleported with Rinoa for a one-on-one battle in a unknown location. In Dead Fantasy VII, Rachel is chained by Rinoa to meet the same fate as her sister Alma.
- Helena Douglas - She is the current leader of DOATEC, daughter of Fame Douglas and the half-sister of Kokoro. She appears in the end of Dead Fantasy III where she activates a multitude of Kasumi α clones to interrupt the match between Yuna and Kasumi in Dead Fantasy IV. Towards the end of Dead Fantasy V, she works with Hayate and Hitomi for unexplained reasons, and takes an injured Tifa on their helicopter to be experimented on in DOATEC Headquarters. In Dead Fantasy IX, she will face off against Cloud Strife.
- Kasumi α - A character from Dead or Alive and Kasumi's antagonistic clone. Appearing in Dead Fantasy III where multitude of clones are activated by Helena Douglas. They attack Yuna and Kasumi in Dead Fantasy IV to interrupt their one-on-one match. The clones defeat Yuna's aeons until Cloud knocks them away with his Limit Break to rescue Yuna. In Dead Fantasy V, they are killed by Kasumi. The remaining clones are killed by Ryu Hayabusa to rescue Kasumi.
- Cloud Strife - is the main character of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. He is the first male Final Fantasy character to appear in Dead Fantasy series. He appears in the monologue in Dead Fantasy IV comparing Yuna to Aerith Gainsborough. He later rescues Yuna by knocking out the Kasumi α clones with his Limit Break, Blade Beam. He also appears in Tifa's flashback in Dead Fantasy V to stop Tifa from falling off a cliff. He later appears with Yuna watching the helicopter fly through the city where an injured Tifa will be experimented on at DOATEC. He and Yuna team up to rescue Tifa in Dead Fantasy IX to infiltrate DOATEC Headquarters and to face off against Helena Douglas. Cloud is last seen talking to Denzel in the promotional trailer revealed as the last part of Dead Fantasy VII.
- Hayate - The current leader of the Mugen Tenshin Clan. He is Kasumi's older brother, and Ayane's half-brother. He is the first male Dead or Alive character to appear alongside his best friend, Ryu Hayabusa. He appears in Dead Fantasy V along with his shinobi to capture Tifa after her battle against Hitomi in the Burning Cathedral. His shinobi further injure Tifa in her last stand at the warehouse. Hayate works with Hitomi and Helena Douglas for unexplained reasons, and is slapped by Hitomi after she discovers he injured Tifa. Hayate is last seen watching the helicopter fly away.
- Ryu Hayabusa - The main character of Ninja Gaiden and one of the main characters in Dead or Alive. He is friends with Kasumi and Hayate. He appears alongside Momiji in Dead Fantasy V to rescue Kasumi by killing the remaining Kasumi α clones with his Dragon Sword. In a preview of Dead Fantasy VIII, Ryu watches the battle between Naminé and Momiji until he rescues Momiji from an incoming attack. He is last seen wielding his Dragon Sword to face off against Vincent Valentine who is summoned by Naminé.
- Momiji - A shrine maiden and Ryu Hayabusa's apprentice who appears in Ninja Gaiden. She is one of the playable characters alongside Rachel in Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate. She appears alongside Ryu in Dead Fantasy V to scan Kasumi's memories on her fights before both teleport away. In the preview of Dead Fantasy VIII, she fights Kairi, who is later controlled by Naminé. Momiji demonstrates her fighting style, Hayabusa Aikijutsu, and wields both of her main weapons, Heavenly Dragon Naginata and her Heavensong Bow, to negate most of Naminé's attacks.
- Naminé - The Nobody of Kairi from the Kingdom Hearts series. She appears in the preview of Dead Fantasy VIII as part of Kairi's transformation. Kairi allows Naminé to take control of her body to fight Momiji. She summons Vincent Valentine using her red-black Keyblade, as she and Vincent team up against Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji.
- Vincent Valentine - A former Turk and one of the protagonists in Final Fantasy VII. He is the main protagonist of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. He appears in the last part of the preview of Dead Fantasy VIII, being summoned by Naminé from her red-black Keyblade. He teams up against Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji.
- Denzel - A character in the movie, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. He appears in the promotional trailer talking to Cloud Strife.
- Cissnei - A Turk from Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- and Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-. She appears in the music videos, Dead Fantasy Obsessed and Dead Fantasy Gee.
Dead Fantasy I
- Release Date: October 2007
January 4, 2021 (remake)
- Running Time: 03:54
- Characters Introduced: Yuna, Kasumi, Ayane, Rikku, Hitomi, Tifa Lockhart
Dead Fantasy I introduces the first six characters. The fight takes place inside, and later outside, of an enormous, abandoned temple situated atop a tower. The movie was labeled by Monty Oum as the one he "wanted to do the least," as it only serves as an introduction for the rest of the series. Three years after Oum's death, animator Uiyahan created a remake of the first installment to follow Oum's legacy. It was unexpectedly released under the title of "Dead Fantasy 2020" on December 28, 2020 by youtuber sWooZie as a tribute to Oum despite Uiyahan stating that the first movie would be officially released in January 2021, which it later was on January 4.
The movie starts with Yuna running through the temple being pursued by two shadowy figures—Kasumi and Ayane. The three fight two-to-one. Yuna holds her own, but is nearly overwhelmed. Before she is impaled by Ayane, Rikku comes to her aid, evening out the numbers. The fight continues, destroying much of the interior of the temple. Hitomi appears to aid her fellow Dead or Alive fighters, and the fight moves outside of the temple. Ayane, Kasumi, and Hitomi overpower Yuna and Rikku before Tifa appears, evening out the sides. The film ends with the girls bracing themselves for another fight, showing the glowing Materia in Tifa's arm.
Dead Fantasy II
- Release Date: March 2008
- Running Time: 10:51
- Characters Introduced: Rachel, Rinoa Heartilly, Kairi
Dead Fantasy II is the first segment to show the use of magic on both sides of the battle, and the first to feature a character not directly linked to the series' namesake franchises: Kairi of Kingdom Hearts. The movie was featured at the Anime Boston convention on March 23, 2008.
The episode starts where Dead Fantasy I left off: a three-on-three battle with Tifa, Yuna, and Rikku against Ayane, Kasumi, and Hitomi outside the temple. Using different combo moves and team strategies, the girls of Final Fantasy overpower the Dead or Alive trio. Ayane goes to the top of the tower and charges her Ninpo power while Kasumi and Hitomi defend her. Yuna, Rikku and Tifa try to stop them, but Ayane destroys the temple with her magic—reflecting her ending in Dead or Alive 4—forcing them to fight during a vertical fall.
Halfway down, Rachel—who has been waiting perched on her Warhammer—destroys the rest of the tower, making them fall to a river of lava. The fighting continues as the girls flow downstream on a slab of rock until they hit a lava-fall. Rinoa freezes the lava and she and Kairi join the battle. Rinoa teleports the girls to different locations throughout the world: Rinoa is sent with Rachel, Tifa with Hitomi, Yuna with Kasumi, Rikku with Ayane, and Kairi by herself. The movie ends with Rikku and Ayane, both unconscious, falling into a giant hole.
Dead Fantasy III
- Release Date: July 2009
- Running Time: 05:38
- Characters Introduced: Helena Douglas, Kasumi Alpha
Dead Fantasy III, which shows the first of a series of one-on-one battles between the different sides, was released alongside Dead Fantasy IV. It is the first installment to show physical repercussions from the battle, such as injuries, blood, and ripped clothing.
The episodes feature a Materia magic battle between Tifa and Hitomi within a partially demolished cathedral, which is set ablaze by Tifa's fire spell. Hitomi gets the upper hand beating most, if not all, of the Materia out of Tifa's body to use against her. The fight ends with Tifa being blasted out of the cathedral onto the snow outside, now seriously wounded. The movie ends with a scene of Helena activating an army of Kasumi α clones.
Dead Fantasy IV
- Release Date: July 2009
- Running Time: 05:16
- Characters Introduced: Cloud Strife
Dead Fantasy IV was released only one week after Dead Fantasy III and features the series' first male character: Cloud Strife.
The movie starts with Kairi waking up on a deserted beach and finding a white feather. The scene shifts with the words "Why am I here? Because... I trust her... and because... you remind me of someone... that I said goodbye to... a long time ago..." reminiscent of the opening scene in Final Fantasy VIII, to a field where the one-on-one battle between Kasumi and Yuna takes place. The Kasumi α clones appear and attack the two. Yuna spherechanges into her summoner attire and tries to use her aeons to defeat them while Kasumi attempts to aid her. The clones overpower the aeons, and Yuna reverts to her Gunner dressphere.
Before the clones deliver the final blow Cloud appears, ready to aid Yuna. Kasumi teleports herself and the clones away to fight them on her own. Cloud drives Yuna to a city on his Fenrir, and on the way Yuna falls asleep. The movie ends with a flashback of Cloud trying to stop Tifa from falling off the cliff near the ruins of Midgar.
Dead Fantasy V
- Release Date: July 2009
- Running Time: 8:12
- Characters Introduced: Hayate, Ryu Hayabusa, Momiji
The fifth installment is a direct sequel to Dead Fantasy III, and shows what happens to Tifa and Hitomi after their one-on-one battle in the cathedral. It introduces the first male Dead or Alive characters of the series.
Hayate and his ninja clan take over Hitomi's fight and pursue Tifa, forcing her to face many enemies at once while bleeding and exhausted. After being chased along a train, she jumps to a warehouse. Cornered, she fights the horde of ninjas and has a flashback of her goodbye with Cloud and her arrival to the temple in Dead Fantasy I (the scene Cloud remembers in Dead Fantasy IV).
Tifa disembowels and kills her assailants while attempting to strike Hayate. He refuses to fight, instead teleporting past her. Tifa succumbs to her injuries and collapses. When Hitomi catches up with them and sees Tifa in the bloody state, she slaps Hayate. Helena arrives in a DOATEC helicopter with a squad of armed personnel and takes Tifa on board where she could be treated or experimented on. Hitomi, after showing Helena the White Materia in her right wrist, boards the helicopter with them, leaving Hayate alone in the snow.
Kasumi battles the Kasumi α clones in a lake. She has killed off most of them, but is exhausted. Ryu Hayabusa arrives, killing the last of the clones and catching Kasumi as she collapses. Momiji, who appeared alongside Ryu, reads Kasumi's mind, and sees the events that have happened so far. The three disappear, likely to get Kasumi aid for her wounds, and leave a bloody lake littered with dead clones behind. The movie ends with Cloud and Yuna watching the helicopter carrying Tifa fly towards a luxurious city.
Dead Fantasy VI
This episode takes place in a one-on-one battle between Ayane and Rikku in an underground cavern and its hidden laboratory. In both previews, they clash weapons until Rikku spherechanges multiple times but Ayane negates all of her attacks in her various forms. Rikku uses her special dressphere, the Machina Maw, and Ayane's primary weapon, Tokkosho, is replaced with Fuma Kodachi twin blades to confront Rikku's ultimate dressphere. The Machina Maw lands on the ocean waters creating a devastating wave. Ayane defends herself using her Fuma Kodachi twin blades to make her land on the upper steel ground, and she confronts the Machina Maw in its gigantic state.
Tifa awakens in a white room covered in a silk sheet, knowing of her survival in her fight against Hayate and his shinobi (while being held captive in DOATEC headquarters). Her eyes light up as she is being experimented on by DOATEC.
Dead Fantasy VII
This episode takes place between a one-on-one battle between Rinoa and Rachel. In some screenshots, Rinoa chains her rival Rachel to become a Fiend to meet the same fate as her sister Alma. Rinoa fights fighter jets from DOATEC using her Sorceress Magic.
Dead Fantasy VIII
- Release Date: June 2011 (preview)
- Running Time: 3:33
- Characters Introduced: Naminé, Vincent Valentine
The eighth installment takes place in the beginning of Dead Fantasy IV after Kairi was teleported on the beach by one of Rinoa's conjure portals. This is the last preview Monty released in A-Kon 22 before he focused on the RWBY series in Rooster Teeth and his death on February 1, 2015.
At sunset in a metropolitan city, Kairi balances along the top of a high building. She backflips onto the roof of a hotel at a crossroad, and takes out the white feather she found in the beach. Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji approach Kairi, who summons her Destiny's Embrace and slashes the feather in half. It explodes into a flurry of colored feathers as a white mist bursts across the entire city, changing the sunset into a dark cloudy sky.
Ryu steps back allowing Momiji to wield her Heavenly Dragon Naginata, challenging Kairi to a fight. Kairi's Destiny's Embrace transforms into Lunar Eclipse and she allows her Nobody, Naminé, to take control of her, as white Keyblade wings unfold from behind her. Momiji and Naminé do battle and Naminé has the upper hand, eventually manipulating the red-black Keyblade that manifested from her Keyblade wing to levitate. Ryu sees the oncoming attack and grabs Momiji, barely dodging the Keyblade as it hits the floor with a blood-red mist, creating a red pool.
Gaining some ground from Naminé, Momiji thanks Ryu. The red and black Keyblade sinks into the floor and Vincent Valentine rises from the pool. Ryu unsheathes the Dragon Sword, while Momiji wields a pair of sai daggers. Vincent approaches the two ninja, and Naminé calls forth her Keyblade wings.
Dead Fantasy IX
The ninth episode takes place where Cloud teams up with Yuna to rescue Tifa from being held captive in DOATEC Headquarters. Cloud will face his rival, Helena Douglas, due to her resemblance to his deceased friend, Aerith Gainsborough, and his nemesis Sephiroth.
Development and production
The project started in July 2007 after Monty Oum gained acclaim for the creation of the fan made CG movie Haloid, which featured Metroid series's Samus Aran fighting the Dead or Alive series's Nicole. His intention for Dead Fantasy was to create a new CG movie which featured more human characters, instead of simply "humanoid" characters, as was the case in Haloid.
While Monty used the original voices of the Dead or Alive cast, due to lack of voice clips or none at all, he used voices from different sources for the Final Fantasy characters.
In August 26, 2018, three years after Monty Oum's passing, animator Uiyahan created a remake version with more realistic and true-to-original characters, including facial expressions. Uiyahan is also revealed to use the original voice clips from the Final Fantasy cast to match up with the Dead or Alive cast following the release of Dead Fantasy 2020 by sWooZie as a tribute to Oum. However when Uiyahan officially releases the remake version of the series, their respective voice clips are their original voices that Monty had previously used.
- Some of the music used in the movies come from the soundtracks of well-known action games and movies:
- In Dead Fantasy I, the music featured is from the fight in the Chateau from The Matrix: Reloaded, composed by Rob Dougan.
- In Dead Fantasy II, the first theme featured is from the climactic final race in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The theme played during the last act is "Showdown" from War.
- In Dead Fantasy III, the theme for Devil May Cry 3—"Devils Never Cry"—can be heard.
- In Dead Fantasy IV, "Liberi Fatali" from Final Fantasy VIII plays in the background.
- In Dead Fantasy V, Monty Oum uses the tracks "Assassin" and "Hitman" from the Bangkok Dangerous soundtrack. Both are composed by Brian Tyler.
- In the Naminé vs. Momiji sequence teased at A-Kon 2011, the music is "Dom vs. Brian" from the Fast and the Furious soundtrack. This is also composed by Brian Tyler.
- Monty Oum had stated Rikku would be going through multiple dressphere changes in her battle against Ayane, and set up a contest where artists would draw designs for the spherechanges Rikku could go through. Winners included a Ninja dressphere, a Spellsword dressphere and a Lolita dressphere. Although there were three selected submissions he created, Monty announced he would be using 15 dresspheres, each one appearing briefly in the battle.
- Monty Oum also set up another contest on DeviantArt, stating that he needed a new design for Kairi's remaining Drive Forms, as well as new Keyblade designs. He also asked fans to come up with a better Valor Form.
- The user yuna800 on YouTube was asked by Monty Oum to create a trailer for Dead Fantasy IV. The trailer, titled "♥ ∂єα∂ fαитαѕу 4 тяαιℓєя ♥" was made, but is no longer viewable on YouTube.
- Again, user yuna800 was tasked with the trailer for parts 3 and 5. The trailer is titled ♥ ∂єα∂ fαитαѕу ιιι/v fιяє!!! ♥. It reveals what happened between Tifa and Hitomi.
- The moves the girls execute are not just from their respective series. Monty Oum included salutes to many action games, manga and movies by including famous moves, such as:
- Moves from Soulcalibur, such as Talim's "Tagga Na Kamay" throw (Hitomi, Episode II), Astaroth's "Poseidon Tide Rush" attack throw (Rachel, Episode II) and Kilik's "Great Waterfall" (Tifa, Episode V).
- Moves from Tekken, such as Lili's Femme Fatale, Divine Step and Heavy Languish (Yuna, Episode II), and Xiaoyu's Shooting Star (Rikku, Episode II).
- Moves from Street Fighter, such as Chun-Li's famous "Hyakuretsukyaku" and "Senretsu Kyaku" (Tifa, Episode II) and C. Viper's "Burning Kick" (Tifa, Episode III).
- Dante's Rainstorm from Devil May Cry, (Yuna, Episode II).
- Black☆Star's "Certain Kill: Black☆Star Big Wave" from Soul Eater (Hitomi, Episode III).
- Jet Li's signature butterfly kick (Hitomi, Episode I).
- Jackie Chan's drunken fist and his affinity for using his surroundings as weapons, especially tables (Tifa, Episode II & V).
- Moves from the Ip Man films. Rapid punches and close combat similar to Donnie Yen (Hitomi, Episode III).
- In Dead Fantasy II, Yuna attempts to revive Tifa with bottles of Turbo Ether and X-Potion that are similar in detail to the Final Fantasy XII Premium Potion Bottles. One of them displays the Ether symbol on its tag.
- Tifa dragging Kasumi's head on the ground in Dead Fantasy II refers to when she dragged Loz's head into the ground to perform a Meteodrive afterwards in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
- Though initially it was indicated that Dead Fantasy III was to be the one-to-one battle between Rikku and Ayane, the movie became the battle between Tifa and Hitomi. This decision came around after a poll Monty Oum presented on his DeviantArt page over which fight the people wanted to see first.
- Monty Oum created a music video to the song "Obsessed" by Mariah Carey. It features Cissnei in her Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- bikini, Kasumi in one of her alternate costumes in Dead or Alive 4, and Tifa in her cowboy costume from Crisis Core / flashback in Final Fantasy VII. The trio reappear in another music video to the song "Gee" by Girls' Generation with Yuna in her Songstress dressphere, Ayane in her alternate costume in Dead or Alive: Ultimate, Rikku in her Final Fantasy X outfit, Hitomi in her Crux costume in Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball 2, Rinoa in her white dress from the ballroom scene in Final Fantasy VIII, and Kairi in her school uniform from Kingdom Hearts II.
- Monty Oum posted many previews of the upcoming Dead Fantasies, such as Tifa getting up from being knocked out from the last battle in Dead Fantasy V, Naminé (who was going to appear) with her Keyblades, and Momiji dodging Naminé's Keyblades. All three can be viewed on YouTube. There is also a preview of Rikku and Ayane fighting, which can be seen on Monty Oum's DeviantArt page.
- In the beginning of Dead Fantasy III, there is a slow motion scene in which Tifa and Hitomi stomp the floor and punch each other only for Tifa to use the fire spell. This scene is taken from the Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion arcade opening, in which Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima do the same thing. This also happens in the Scenario Campaign mode of Tekken 6 where both Kazuya and Lars Alexandersson do the same thing only for both of them almost knocking each other in exhaustion.
- Cissnei was planned to be Helena Douglas's nemesis, although at the present her rivalry is with Cloud.
- Helena's rivalry with Cloud may refer to Cloud's rivalry with Sephiroth, as she physically resembles him. Her hair in a ponytail adorned with a ribbon also makes her resemble Aerith Gainsborough.