a result of collaboration between the DOA's developers and Bungie Studios, the
developer of the Halo series. Originally, Team Ninja asked Bungie to use the
protagonist of Halo, the Master Chief, as a guest character in Dead or
Alive 4. Instead, Nicole was created to avoid storyline conflicts.
Nicole is a twenty-sixth century human
female from Mars who was kidnapped by the United Nations Space Command and
placed into the SPARTAN-II Project, and who eventually becomes a Petty Officer
Second Class. Her presence in the Dead or Alive storyline is explained as
an accident involving the space-time continuum that has transported her to the
Fun Fact: Spartan-458 is not the only HALO character to appear in a
fighting game. In 2016, Arbiter made a
guest appearance in Killer Instinct Season 3.