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Bayman was born and raised in Russia. He aspired to join the military, and became one of Russia's highly-trained commandos. But before he saw any action, the Soviet Union collapsed. Realizing the new regime would have no use for him, Bayman slipped through the cracks of the reformation. He took up the life of a mercenary, putting his skills to good use in all manner of lethal assignments. He found particular pleasure in assassinations, especially challenging or high-profile assignments.

He joined the first tournament to assassinate Fame Douglas.
When the DOA2 tournament was announced, Bayman caught word of one of the entrants; an Italian mercenary named Leon. Bayman risked capture to enter the tournament again, hoping to find and challenge his old acquaintance. In DOA3, he enters once again, this time to retaliate against Donovan for the attempt on his life by a sniper. 

During the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan's attack on the DOATEC headquarters in the fourth tournament, Bayman manages to infiltrate and enter the building and he begins his search for Donovan. He doesn't go completely unnoticed though and he is challenged by Christie. The two battle but Bayman fails and is captured by DOATEC, drugged and interrogated.

However, during the chaos that erupted due to the shinobi attack, Bayman frees himself by stabbing his own hand with a pen, using the ink to overcome the drug used on him. While his interrogators flee, getting themselves killed in the process by running into the path of a fierce explosion, Bayman sneers as the doors close him inside the interrogation room. It is unknown what exactly happened to him afterwards but he somehow manages to survive the event.

In DOA5, Bayman is working as a mercenary and goes out to the Middle East on a mission with his team. Suddenly, the group is attacked by an unknown assailant dressed with a black cloak, and Bayman is the only survivor, who is left with a scar. He later travels to the Freedom Survivor and meets with Helena, demanding an explanation regarding the attack. But she denies any involvement of DOATEC and herself, and Bayman leaves to find his answers.
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Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, Dead or Alive 3, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive 5, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, DOA5: Last Round, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Dead or Alive 6

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Page Updated:  May 2nd, 2024

Bayman is one of the few who attempt to play the "badass dude card" in DOA, and even though he doesn't say much, his fighting style does most of the talking for him. Although, his personality is still a bit "2-dimensional" (especially for being in a 3D fighting game) and his default outfit is on the generic side, but he does have some cool alternate outfits.

In a game filled with over-sexualized females, one might wonder what Bayman is even doing in DOA. He almost doesn't fit on the main roster. On that note, he actually has something going for him, bringing cool grapple tech and "advanced" counters that other DOA fighters don't have. On the downside, quite a few of his attacks are downright sloppy, especially for a military guy. Even in DOA5, there are so many punches and kicks that have poor technique. Some of Bayman's mannerisms and win poses are also sickeningly plain and awkward... especially the one where he does that cute little spin and then chops the air (I think that animation was originally meant for a female. lol). Lastly, his facial rendering is embarrassingly generic in the early games, but they sort of fixed that in DOA5. However, his head is still way too big for his body. How does he not have a heatbutt as an attack?! -_-

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