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Christie Monteiro (クリスティ・モンテイロ Kurisuti Monteiro?) is a character in the Tekken series of video games. She made her first appearance in Tekken 4 and returned for all subsequent releases except Tekken 7 and Tekken 8. She is the granddaughter of the Legendary Capoeira Master, who taught Eddy Gordo Capoeira.


Christie is a young Brazilian woman. Her grandfather is a Capoeira master. She cares deeply for her friend, Eddy Gordo, who learned capoeira from her grandfather, and in turn taught her.

Christie's grandfather was doing a long stint in prison. During a prison riot, he defended himself impressively by using the art of capoeira. He attracted the interest of a young Eddy Gordo, in prison under false charges. Eddy studied under Christie's grandfather for eight years in prison, becoming a master of capoeira.[10] Whilst in prison, Eddy promised his master that, on release, he would teach capoeira to his master's granddaughter.

Eddy sought Christie out after he returned from the third King of Iron Fist Tournament, and taught Christie for two years. Christie quickly picked up the art and became adept at it. Eddy disappeared shortly afterwards however, intent on pursuing revenge against his parents' murderers. Christie entered the fourth Iron Fist Tournament hoping to find him.[11]

Christie's grandfather was eventually released from prison, but his time there had left him emaciated and weak. Christie rushed him to hospital, where she was told he had a terminal illness and would die within six months. The advanced technology of the Mishima Zaibatsu however gave her and Eddy a window of hope. They both entered the fifth Iron Fist Tournament to try and gain access to the scientific advances that might save him.[12]

When Christie and Eddy failed to win the tournament, Eddy, unbeknownst to Christie, brokered a deal with tournament winner Jin Kazama. Eddy agreed to work for Jin's Tekken Force in exchange for medical care being given to Christie's grandfather.[13] All Christie initially knew of this was that Eddy had disappeared. She returned alone to Brazil, only to find that her grandfather had also disappeared, and had apparently been sent to the Mishima Zaibatsu for treatment. Christie returned to Japan when the sixth tournament was announced, seeking both Eddy and her grandfather.

In her likely canonical Tekken 6 ending, Christie stands by her grandfather's grave. Despite the expertise of the Zaibatsu, her grandfather died anyway. Christie was initially irate at Eddy for his disappearance, but embraced him soon after, as both grieved her grandfather's death. Eddy threw away his ties to Jin and the Mishima Zaibatsu, and hereafter seems engaged in a personal vendetta to hold Kazuya Mishima responsible for the deaths of his parents.


Christie is not a particularly combative character. She is rather light-hearted and joyful. She does not fight out of envy, but rather always with a very specific goal. She is one of the few characters in the series to fight on behalf of others, rather than for vengeance, entering the tournaments to find her master Eddy, as well as to help her Grandfather. Her kind nature is also emphasized in her Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ending, where, despite desperately wishing to reunite with Eddy, she pauses to help a lost child find their mother, causing her to lose her opportunity to get on the same train as Eddy.

Christie has a playful side to her, often teasingly asking her opponents if they hurt themselves during her win poses. She also displays equal skill to Eddy in terms of Capoeira, showing off with agile maneuvers.


Christie has long brown hair, light brown eyes, and tan skin. In her Player 1 outfit, she always wears Capoeira pants and fights barefoot, wearing a bikini top that changes design from Tekken 4 to Tekken 5. Her secondary costume is a more casual attire that features a patterned shirt tied at the front, paired with shorts and sandals. Previously in Tekken 4, she wore her hair down, but, as of Tekken 5, she wears it tied up in a ponytail.


Main article: Christie Monteiro/Outfits


Tekken 4

Manual, NTSC & Prologue
Eddy Gordo learned Capoeira from a master during his imprisonment. This master had a granddaughter named Christie. While in prison, Eddy swore an oath to him that he would pass on the art of Capoeira to Christie.

Shortly after returning from The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3, Eddy took Christie under his wing and taught her the art of Capoeria, just as he promised. She became an impressive fighter after two years of training.

But Eddy left abruptly soon thereafter. "Those responsible for my father's death must pay." His words were all that was left behind for Christie.

Troubled by his sudden and mysterious disappearance, Christie pursued Eddy. Her only lead - The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4.[14]

Manual, PAL
Christie is the granddaughter of the master who schooled Eddie Gordo [sic.] in the art of Capoeira during his imprisonment. Upon meeting Eddie, she told him how she had given up on her dream of a university education with no family to support her. Eddie took Christie under his wing, sent her to college and taught her Capoeira.

Christie shared her grandfather's talent and became a formidable fighter, on par with Eddie himself. However, soon after Christie's graduation, Eddie disappeared, telling her only that he was going to avenge his father's murder, having identified Kazuya Mishima as the culprit. Looking for clues as to where Eddie had gone, Christie found a newspaper clipping about the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 and set off to follow him.[15]

Official Strategy Guide
Christie was a granddaughter to the Capoeira master who taught Eddy Gordo the art of Capoeira during his incarceration. While in prison, Eddy swore an oath to the master to pass on the art of Capoeira to his granddaughter.

Eddy sought out Christie shortly after his return from King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 and taught her the art of Capoeira just as he promised his master. After only two years of training, Eddie turned Christie into an impressive fighter.

But soon thereafter Eddy abruptly disappeared, leaving Christie with only the words, "I must seek vengeance against the enemy responsible for the death of my father." Troubled by his sudden and mysterious disappearance, Christie chased after Eddy with her only lead — The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4.[16]


Tekken 4 - Christie Monteiro ending - HQ

Ending Description
Christie has defeated Heihachi Mishima and won the tournament. The audience is cheering for her, and people begin walking to her, taking photos of her and complimenting her about her victory. One man starts to interview her about her victory, and Christie is very nonchalant throughout this. A man in a suit walks up to her, holding a golden trophy that is shaped like Heihachi's head. Christie looks through the crowd and sees Eddy, who has a sling on one of his arms. Christie starts to run up to him while yelling, "Eddy!", twice. An echo of her saying this is heard after the second time she says it, and Christie runs up to him and hugs him. Eddy hugs her with his other arm (the arm that doesn't have a sling around it). Christie says, "Eddy...", and then she closes her eyes and smiles.

Tekken 5


Tekken 5- Christie Interludes-2

Manual, NTSC
Christie's grandfather was diagnosed with an incurable illness. Without treatment, the doctors gave him only six months to live. Christie hoped a cure was possible using the advanced technology of the Mishima Zaibatsu. She decided to enter the tournament, seeing it as a chance to save her grandfather.[17]

Official Strategy Guide
Christie Monteiro, granddaughter of a Capoeira master, went to the prison where her grandfather was to be released after a long incarceration. Prison life had been hard on her grandfather. He had become emaciated to the point that he was barely recognizable.

Christie immediately took her grandfather to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with an incurable illness. Without treatment, he had less than six months. If only Christie possessed the advanced technology of the Mishima Zaibatsu, she might be able to save her grandfather...

Several days later, Christie found out that the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 is scheduled to be held. She decided to enter the tournament, seeing it as a chance to save her grandfather.[18]

Christie Monteiro. The granddaughter of a legendary Capoeira master. Her grandfather was finally released from prison, but he had become very weak. This was not the grandfather she knew. She rushed him to a hospital. She was told that he was terminally ill, but a cure might be possible with technology from the Mishima Zaibatsu. A week later, Christie enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 to find a cure for her grandfather.[19]


Tekken 5 - Christie Monteiro & Eddy Gordo Ending

Ending Description
Eddy and Christie are sitting in front of the operating room and waiting to hear the outcome of the operation from her grandfather. The doors open to let out an opaque white light. That's when we arrive on a whole different stage with Eddy and Christie practicing quietly. A hand blocks a movement of Christie's leg. It's her grandfather. She then trains with him in front of a satisfied Eddy.

Note: Eddy's ending is the same.

Tekken 6

Official Strategy Guide
Christie was unable to win The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. She was struggling to discover a way to save her grandfather when Eddy Gordo, who had been loyally by her side, suddenly vanished without a trace. She searched everywhere for Eddy, but she was unable to find him. Ultimately, Christie was left with no choice but to return to Brazil alone.

Christie continued her search for Eddy when she returned to Brazil. Surprisingly, her grandfather also disappeared from the hospital, allegedly sent to the Mishima Zaibatsu for treatment. Christie figured that Eddy?s disappearance was somehow connected with the Mishima Zaibatsu, as well, but she couldn't put it all together. When The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 was announced, Christie headed for Japan to get in contact with the Mishima Zaibatsu and to gather clues about the disappearance of Eddy and her grandfather.[20]

Christie was unable to win The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.

She was struggling to discover a way to save her grandfather when Eddy Gordo, who had always been by her side, suddenly vanished.

She searched everywhere but was unable to find him. She was left with no choice but to return to Brazil alone.

Christie continued her search for Eddy upon returning to Brazil, when she also learned that her grandfather had disappeared from the hospital.

The hospital said that Christie's grandfather had been sent to the Mishima Zaibatsu for treatment.

Christie came to the conclusion that her grandfather's disappearance was tied with something Eddy must have committed, but found it strange that she'd not received any word from him.

She could not help but feel that there must be something sinister behind Eddy's disappearance.

When The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 is announced, Christie heads for Japan to get in contact with the Mishima Zaibatsu, and to find out where Eddy and her grandfather have gone. and to gather clues about the disappearance of Eddy and her grandfather.[21]

Version 2
Christie entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 hoping to save the life of her paternal grandfather. She was defeated and returned home. Upon her arrival, she finds out that not only has her grandfather gone missing, but Eddy as well.

Returning home to Brazil, disappointed and baffled to the location of both Eddy and her grandfather, she learns from the hospital where her grandfather was staying that he was transferred to the Mishima Zaibatsu's medical facility. In order to find the exact location of her grandfather, Christie enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.[citation needed]


Tekken 6 - Christie Monteiro ending - HD 720p

Ending Description: Christie stands at the foot of her grandfather's grave, with tears running down her cheeks. Eddy eventually appears, and he gets slapped across the face by Christie for his prolonged disappearance, but holds on to him for comfort. Eddy then clenches his fists and throws away a ring, which signifies his affiliations with Mishima Zaibatsu and leader, Jin Kazama.

Note: Eddy's ending is the same.

Other Appearances

Tekken: Live Action

Christie appears in the Tekken 2010 live-action movie where she is portrayed by Kelly Overton. Christie was trained by her grandfather in a variety of martial arts styles. He lets her participate in numerous organized fights and makes her a champion. She eventually qualified for The Iron Fist Tournament. During her training, she meets Jin who is new to organized fighting. She is impressed after he wins his first fight. Watching him train, she takes him to a club, and the two dance and chat. They eventually end up kissing in the exercise room. She mentions she needs to go and leaves the room. She hears Jin getting attacked and returns. The door is locked and she breaks it open which scares the assailants away. She helps an injured Jin back to his trainer. At the next fight, she tells Jin to stay near the cameras as they will not try to kill him while being broadcasted. She gets matched up against Nina Williams, who Jin recognizes as one of his attackers. Christie engages the assassin in the match. Nina tries to trap her in a joint lock which Christie manages to escape. Christie lets her know she is aware that Nina tried to kill Jin, after which Nina says she likes him. After a hard fight, Christie knocks Nina out and wins.

Christie watches as Jin fights the master swordsman Yoshimitsu. Jin is unable to match Yoshimitsu and is about to be killed. The alarm goes off and Yoshimitsu is long enough distracted for Jin to escape the killing blow. Yoshimitsu keeps beating Jin, who suddenly spots an opening and beats Yoshimitsu. Christie helps an injured Jin, however, they all get captured by the Jacks. Raven helps them put Jin his shoulder back in his socket. Kazuya they all will fight to the death from now on. The group decides to flee and quickly take out the guards. They free a captured Heihachi on their way out. They go in hiding as Christie nurtures an injured Jin. The group gets found by a group of Jacks. They try to fight them off however Steve Fox gets killed and Christie and the rest get captured.

Kazuya announces to the audience the remaining fights will fight to the death. Kazuya taunts Jin and Christie and explains that he killed his mom. Kazuya threatens to torture Christie if Jin will not fight Bryan Fury. She is forced to watch as Jin fights Bryan. Unable to match the power of the cyborg Jin is barely able to survive. He finds a weak spot with the teachings of his mom and manages to take out the cyborg and kill him. An enraged Kazuya comes down and fights Jin using two axes. Jin gets knocked down and is about to be killed. Christie takes a gun and kills the Jacks guarding her. This distracts Kazuya long enough for Jin to recover and disarm and injured Kazuya. Christie raises Jin his arm and says he is the champion. Christie explains that after his win the name Kazama became associated with freedom. However, the world did not know this was just the beginning.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Christie appeared in Street Fighter X Tekken as a DLC character, her official tag partner is Lei Wulong and their Street Fighter rivals are Elena and Dudley respectively.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Christie appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

The granddaughter of a legendary capoeira master. She began her path as a practitioner of capoeira when Eddy Gordo, a pupil of her grandfather's, started teaching her. Her grandfather had come down with a fatal illness, and suddenly disappeared... along with Eddy.

"Grandpa... Eddy... please be safe!"[22]


Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Christie Monteiro Ending

Ending Description
It continues after Eddy's ending. Christie is seen chasing after Eddy inside the train station in São Paulo. She loses him after a luggage cart gets in her way. She decides to try and look for Eddy on the balcony, but fails to spot him. She then decides to go downstairs to find Eddy and after running through the crowd, she finally manages to find him. A train however comes in between them, forcing Christie to wait longer.

Before she can enter the train, Christie spots a small child crying, and stays with the child before her mother arrives. When the mother arrives, Christie is too late, and the train begins to move out. She repeatedly shouts out Eddy's name to him when she finds his seat, but Eddy ignores her. She falls to her knees in failure as the train leaves.

Eddy's ending is linked to Christie; though for the first time since Christie's introduction, their endings aren't exactly the same.

Special Alliance Partners:

Tekken Revolution

Christie appears in Tekken Revolution as an unlockable character.

Tekken Mobile

Christie returned as a playable character for Tekken (Mobile). Christie was announced early on along with a few other veterans that did not make it to Tekken 7.

Character Relationships


Christie's moves are the same as Eddy's with the exception of her basic throws, side throws, and back throws. Aside from this, her hurtbox and hitbox are smaller than Eddy's, though these differences are rather small.

Fighting Style

Christie fights using Capoeira, the Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music.


Christie Monteiro Moves




  • Originally, the development team intended to create a female Capoeira fighter for Tekken 3, but felt unsure at the time and opted for a male character instead.[citation needed] Upon her introduction in Tekken 4, however, Christie replaced Eddy as the prominently-featured Capoeira practitioner. With the release of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Eddy was reintroduced to the canonical series as a non-palette swap character.
  • Other denied possible names for Christie were Amy Nascimento and Fiona Gilberto.[23]
  • Though her main outfit has undergone some slight changes in each of her appearances, in each instance Christie wears a purple rope belt. In Capoeira rankings, the purple belt, or Corda Roxa is also known as the Amethyst, and signifies the practitioner beginning to overcome the pains of Capoeira and defending its ideals.
  • In Tekken 4 and Tekken 5 prior to the release of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, when fighting as or against Christie, the camera moves front-and-back if Christie is left idle or before the round starts. It does not do this for Eddy.
  • Christie has some similar traits to Elena from the Street Fighter series; they are both female fighters who use Capoeira as their fighting style and both women have a similar fighting stance. Christie can also be customized to resemble Elena in Tekken 6.
    • Coincidentally, both Elena and Christie appear together in Street Fighter x Tekken.

Tekken 4:

  • Eddy can be unlocked by beating the game with Christie. He can be selected by pressing 2 while highlighting Christie.
  • The man who was uppercutted in Marshall Law's ending after complaining his pepper beef was too spicy can be seen in the crowd of people Christie runs through in her ending. He stops cheering and is shocked when Christie pushes past him to hug Eddy.
  • Christie's original concept art for her Player 1 outfit has a few minor differences when compared to the final version of the outfit. In the concept art, she is wearing green sandals, her gloves appear to have black fingers and neon blue and magenta feathers, her rope belt is kept together with two beads, and she has no butterfly emblem at the front of her pants. Her final Player 1 outfit has her barefoot and wearing fingerless gloves without the feathers that exist in the concept art.

Tekken 5:

  • Her sub-bosses are Bruce Irvin and Eddy Gordo. Christie also appears as Eddy's Stage 4 sub-boss.
  • Eddy can be unlocked by buying her extra costume. He can be selected by pressing a 2 or 4 while highlighting Christie. In Dark Resurrection, however, both were given separate character slots.
  • She is voiced by Rumiko Varnes in game and Debi Mae West in the story mode cutscenes.[24][25]

Tekken 6:

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • She and Eddy speak in Portuguese in this game for the first time.
  • She and Eddy's endings are animated in a painting-like style.
  • Christie's ending directly continues from Eddy's.
  • Her item move causes her to spring back before performing a pole dance and ending in Negativa.

Street Fighter X Tekken:

  • Her official tag partner is Lei Wulong.
  • Their rivals are Elena and Dudley.
  • Her swap costume is based on one of the "Dolls" from Street Fighter.
  • In this game she is voiced by Lisle Wilkerson who previously voiced Nina Williams in Tekken 4 and Tekken 5.
  • Most of her win quotes against several Tekken characters who are linked through the Mishima Clan and Kazama Clan (except for Kuma) revolve around Eddy's disappearance.

Tekken 8:

  • The Berimbau that Eddy plays during his pre-fight animations has a purple cord tied around it. This appears to be the same cord that has been a part of Christie's outfit since her first appearance in Tekken 4, even bearing the same two beads at each end.
  • New customization items were released in the Tekken Shop as part of the May update patch 1.04 which included a Ninja/Shinobi pack featuring a hairstyle similar to Christie's default ponytail from Tekken 5 onwards. Closer inspection showed the similarities between the newly-added ponytail and Christie's, with the Tekken 8 model likely being a slightly revamped version of the ponytail.[26]


  • American Rapper Megan Thee Stallion cosplays as Christie in the music video for her song BOA.[27][28]
  • A model named Hannah portrayed Christie in the Girls of Tekken photoshoot for Maxim magazine.[29]
  • In Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Christie's dossier is briefly seen when Anna opens a file containing dossiers of various persons of interest.


Main article: Christie Monteiro/Gallery


  1. ^ https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/am/vg/tekken4/special/characters/christie.php
  2. ^ Katsuhiro Harada @Harada_TEKKEN, Twitter, 4:21 PM Jun 13, 2024. Note that information is not stated in-game and only comes from a database of information provided by series developer Katsuhiro Harada.
  3. ^ File:Rumiko Varnes as Christie (In-Game) Tekken 5 Reference.jpg
  4. ^ https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Tekken-5/Christie-Monteiro/
  5. ^ File:Debi Mae West as Christie (Story Mode Cutscenes) Tekken 5 Reference.jpg
  6. ^ https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Tekken-5/Christie-Monteiro/
  7. ^ Streamily.live stream at around 1:43:20 Debi Mae West mentions voicing Christie in Tekken 5
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ2qRhjLGTE&t=1421s
  9. ^ https://www.comboinfinito.com.br/principal/entrevista-exclusiva-com-a-dubladora-de-forza-horizon-bia-meinberg/
  10. ^ Eddy Gordo's Tekken 3 prologue.
  11. ^ Christie's Tekken 4 profiles.
  12. ^ Christie and Eddy's Tekken 5 prologues.
  13. ^ Eddy's Tekken 6 prologue.
  14. ^ 'Tekken 4 PAL Manual, p.30; Tekken 4 In-Game Prologue.
  15. ^ Tekken 4 PAL Manual, p.19.
  16. ^ Tekken 4 Official Strategy Guide, Prima (2002), p.24.
  17. ^ Tekken 5 PlayStation NTSC Manual, p.37.
  18. ^ Tekken 5 Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games (2004), p.44.
  19. ^ Tekken 5 In-Game Prologue.
  20. ^ Tekken 6 Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games (2009), p.88; transcribed on Tekken Zaibatsu.
  21. ^ Tekken 6 In-Game Prologue.
  22. ^ Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U profile.
  23. ^ https://youtu.be/eYvM8JeeO_o?t=86
  24. ^ File:Rumiko Varnes as Christie (In-Game) Tekken 5 Reference.jpg
  25. ^ File:Debi Mae West as Christie (Story Mode Cutscenes) Tekken 5 Reference.jpg
  26. ^ https://twitter.com/shootmans/status/1788336593545093317
  27. ^ The music video for BOA by Rapper Megan Thee Stallion where Megan cosplays as Christie.
  28. ^ A promotional photoshoot for the music video of Megan Thee Stallion's single BOA, posted on Megan's intagram page
  29. ^ Girls of Tekken photoshoot for Maxim behind the scenes.