Christie Monteiro

Christie Monteiro
Origin Brazil.png Brazil
Voiced By Xanthe Smith (T4),
Lisle Wilkerson (T5/T5:DR, SFxTK), ,
Nicole Ballick (T6, ending) (SFxTK)
Marina Inoue (SFxTK)(Japanese)
Fighting Style Capoeira
Age 19 (T4, T5/T5:DR, T6/T6:BR, TTT2)
Blood Type B
Height 173 cm (5' 8")
Weight 59 kg (132 lbs)
Occupation Capoeira student
Hobby Relaxing
Likes Samba
Eddy Gordo
Her grandfather
Dislikes The Mishima Zaibatsu


Christie Monteiro (クリスティ・モンテイロ Kurisuti Monteiro) the granddaughter of Eddy Gordo's master and Eddy's student during her grandfather's absence. She has replaced Eddy as the prominently-featured capoeira fighter in the Tekken series. In Tekken 4, she entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 to search for Eddy, and in Tekken 5, she entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 because she wished to use the Mishima Zaibatsu's cutting-edge technology to save her grandfather. As of Tekken 6, Christie enters the 6th Tournament to find Eddy and her grandfather, who have mysteriously gone missing.

In the beginning, Namco wanted to have a female Capoeirist, but at the time, felt unsure, prompting them to create Eddy Gordo in Tekken 3. In the next one, Namco had enough confidence to release Christie as a new character, and she was well-received. With her almond-brown eyes, tanned skin, curvy figure and colorful clothing, she added sex appeal and a playful style to the series. She is seen to care deeply for those in her life, mainly her grandfather and her master Eddy Gordo. Many fans see a possible love interest between the two due to the closeness and intimacy they express toward each other, but so far any romantic evolution has been left to speculation and Namco's ambiguity. Interestingly enough, Eddy is actually listed among the characters who Christie hates being paired with in Tekken Tag Tournament 2's allegiance chart.

Games in order of appearance:

Other appearances:


Character Portrait: Christie Tekken 4.
Tekken 4 screenshot: Christie VS Christie


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Prologue (In-Game Text)
Christie is the granddaughter of the Capoeira master who taught Eddy Gordo the art of Capoeira during his incarceration in prison. 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 The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 and taught her the art of Capoeira, just as he promised his master. After only two years of tutelage, Eddy turned Christie into an impressive fighter. But soon thereafter, Eddy abruptly disappeared, leaving Christie only with the words, "I must seek vengeance against the enemy responsible for the death of my father." Troubled by his sudden and mysterious disappearance, Christie chases after Eddy with her only lead — The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4.
Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Christie Monteiro has defeated Heihachi Mishima and won the tournament. The audience is cheering for her, and people are walking up 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. 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.


  • Christie Monterio's voice actress is Xanthe Smith.
  • Christie's Stage 7 sub-boss is Kazuya Mishima.
  • After defeating Heihachi Mishima in Arcade Mode, Christie will always perform her "1"/"Square button" win animation.
  • The guy who insulted Marshall Law's cooking (in Law's Tekken 4 ending) and one of the female restaurant patrons (the girl in the black sweater) can be seen in Christie's Tekken 4 ending as she runs up to Eddy. The former is cheering on Christie's victory while the latter seemingly looks back at Eddy.

Character Portrait: Christie, Tekken 5.
Tekken 5 screenshot: Christie VS Christie
CG art in Tekken 5:Dark Resurrection


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Prologue (In-Game Text)
Christie Monteiro, the granddaughter of a Capoeira master. After he grandfather was released from prison however he has become a very weak man. This was not the grandfather she know. Christie had her grandfather hospitalized, he was told that he was ill. But a cure would be possible from the Mishima Zaibatsu. Christie learns of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 and decides to enter thinking it be a chance to save her grandfather.
Interludes (Unofficial Synopsis)
Stage 4, Bruce Irvin: Bruce looks at Christie and says, "Well! The competition certainly has gotten easier on the eyes." Christie replies, "I doubt you'll think of me that way after I'm through with you." Bruce says, "You wanna see how long your Capoeira stands up to my kicks?" Bruce slaps one of his knees with one of his hands. Christie answers, "Absolutely." After Christie wins, Bruce is knocked to the ground. Bruce says, "Pretty tough!" Christie holds up one of her index fingers and shakes her hand while going, "Tsk, tsk, tsk." Then, she says, "You have no rhythm. You'll never be able to beat me." Christie smiles, turns around, and walks away.
Stage 7, Eddy Gordo: Eddy tells Christie that the tournament is too dangerous, and that he wants her to go home. Christie refuses, asking him how he can expect her not to do anything after she's seen what happened to her grandpa. Eddy says he has no choice and prepares to fight Christie. After Christie wins, Eddy is shown laying on the ground. Christie looks down at him and promises to come back to him.
Final Stage, Jinpachi Mishima: Christie walks through Final Stage 2. Jinpachi (in human form) walks up behind her and says, "I'm impressed that you've made it this far. I am Jinpachi Mishima. My goal... My goal is to destroy all existence!" Shortly after Jinpachi starts to speak, Christie turns around and notices him. After he finishes speaking, Jinpachi transforms into his "Devil" form.
Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Christie and Eddy are sitting outside of the operation room, and Eddy is seen waiting hopelessly, while Christie is seen praying. The light on top of the door (which says 'Operating') goes off. The scene changes. Eddy and Christie are outside training, but Her grandfather also arrives, interrupting one of Christie's kicks. Delighted, she begins practicing with her grandfather as Eddy watches the two.


Christie in Tekken 6.
CG art in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion and Tekken 6 console
Tekken 6 screenshot: Christie VS Christie


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Prologue (In-Game Text)
Christie entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 hoping to save the life of her grandfather. She is defeated, and she returns home. Upon her arrival, she finds out that not only is her master 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.
Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)
Christie is shown standing at a grave with a coffin that hasn't been buried yet. Her grandfather has died. Christie places both hands together and weeps for her fallen grandpa. Suddenly, Eddy Gordo arrives and stands next to her. Christie slaps him in the face asking him where he was, but then gives up and places her hands and head onto his chest as she cries. Eddy clenches his fist and throws a badge to the ground, breaking it slightly. Jin Kazama's branding/tattoo is shown on the triangular shaped badge.


  • In the "Power is Everything" trailer for Bloodline Rebellion, Christie is shown for a moment with her hands together, praying. She is shown wearing a long-sleeved black shirt (at 0:41 - 0:42). This is taken from her ending, where she is at her grandfather's funeral with Eddy.
  • In the Scenario Campaign mode, Christie is a boss at the Seahorse Grand Hotel stage. Before the fight, Christie will rudely asking where's Eddy to the player that she mistakenly pointed as "Mishima Dog."
  • Christie's Stage 1 and Stage 2 opponents in Scenario Campaign's "Arena" mode are Eddy Gordo and Nina Williams.

Spin-offs and Related Games

Christie in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Christie vs Eddy

Christie is featured as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.


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Story (From Wii U Edition)

Christie Monteiro is the granddaughter of the very same capoeira master that instructed Eddy Gordo. While her grandfather was imprisoned, Eddy continued her capoeira lessons, turning her into a formidable fighter. After her grandfather's release, he was struck by an incurable disease and had to be hospitalized. One day, he mysteriously vanished from the hospital... along with Eddy. Fearing the worst behind the reason for their disappearance, she searches relentlessly for them[1].

Ending (Unofficial Synopsis)

Christie is seen chasing after Eddy inside a train station. She loses him after a luggage cart gets in her way. She decides to try and look for Eddy on a balcony, but fails to spot him. She decides to go down stairs to find Eddy. After running through the crowd she finally manages to find Eddy. 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 then falls to her knees in failure as the train leaves.


  • Along with Eddy, she will speak Portuguese, her actual native tongue.
  • She also has special throw with Eddy or Tiger. She performs Rodeo Spin and Eddy or Tiger will perform double Slippery Kicks and whoever is being tagged in will perform a perch flop kick.
  • She has a special tag throw with Zafina. She will flip the opponent Backwards ("Performng Cabra Macaco Throw") to Zafina who catches the opponent for a Back Breaker called "Nezumi's Revenge".
  • Her item move shows her hitting the opponent while dancing on a pole.

Christie is featured as an unlockable character in the free-to-play online game Tekken Revolution. She was added in the October 30, 2013 update ([1]). As with the rest of the cast, her appearance and moveset are carried over directly from Tekken Tag Tournament 2, though with the addition of a new kick, and the command for one of her moves being changed (see below).

Special Art/Critical Arts

Compasso de Esquiva: b+3+4.
Slippery Kick: 3~4.
Reversao: f+3+4.
Mirage: d/f+3+4.
Ipanema Wings: RLX 4,3.


  • Christie is one of three characters to receive a new move in this game (her Special Art/Invincible).
  • Queixada, Christie's strong left stomp, has had its input changed to u/b+3.

Other Media

Character Portrait: Christie, Street Fighter X Tekken.
Christie fight Dudley.

Christie will be featured as a playable DLC character only in PS3 and PSP Vita.

Prolouge (In-Game text)

Christie is searching for her teacher, Eddy. Who has disappeared once again. Lei Wulong is searching for Eddy as part of his own investigation. their only lead is a man matching Eddy's description. spotted among Shadaloo and Mishima Zaibatsu forces that are searching for Pandora in the Antarctic.

Lei: I don't know if the rumors are true or not. but it's not like we going to find anymore information here. I'd really appreciate it if you tag along on this one'.

Christie: There's so much i need to tell Eddy. if there's even a chance that I'll find him there of course I'm willing to go

Christie agrees to work with Lei to find Eddy in the Antarctic. and stop Pandora from falling into the wrong hands.

Lei: Ready to get a move on Christie?

Christie: Anytime you like!

Rival Battle

As Lei reminds Christie that they weren't the only ones going for the box he points out a strange team of a Brit (Dudley) and a Kenyan (Elena). As it turns out the two were nearby and Elena eagerly challenged Christie to fight, much to Lei's displeasure.


Lei informs his superiors that the white light that suddenly appeared had no signs of radiation on him or Christie. Later he spots Eddy who tells him that extraction had been cancelled. Lei angrily tells Eddy that Christie had gone through the entire world looking for him, but he is just asked by Eddy to tell Christie to forget him. Later Lei apologizes for not stopping Eddy but Christie decides to continue her search.


  • She title is "Rhythmic Dancer."
  • She's a partner of Lei Wulong.
  • Their opponents are Elena and Dudley.
  • Eddy appears in the prologue and ending.
  • In one of the cinematic trailers, Christie and Lei are attacked by Balrog and Vega, they are later rescued Chun-Li and Cammy.
  • In the third Cinematic Trailer, Christie was possessed by the power of Pandora.

Kelly Overton as Christie in Tekken Movie 2010.

"Christie Monteiro from Vectrocorp. Skilled mixed martial artist trained by her grandfather. Also...easy on the eyes." - Kazuya

Christie appears in the Tekken Movie as one of the main protagonists. She plays a significant part in the movie as she helps Jin and encourages him to carry on and fight. In the tournament she defeats Nina. She is also Jin's romantic interest during the tournament. Christie has no connections to Eddy in the movie, and is Caucasian instead of Latin descent, and does not fight with Capoeira only Baguahang.


  • She is portrayed by actress Kelly Overton.
  • The company she represents is Vectrocorp.
  • She is friends with Jin and Steve.


Character Trivia

  • A Maxim model named Hannah starred as Christie Monteiro in the Tekken Maxim Photoshoot for the Maxim magazine.
  • Christie's 1st player outfits seem to be designed after the pants used in Capoeira. Regular Capoeira pants are white and have some sort of stripped rope indicating one's level; however, Christie's outfits seem to be a more glamorous version of these pants.
  • A common theme for Christie's Capoeira style outfits is that of a butterfly. In Tekken 4, it can be seen hanging on the front of her pants and on her Player 2 shirt, while in Tekken 5/Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection and Tekken 6, her pants are decorated with a single butterfly on each thigh and a butterfly pin holds the straps of her top together. She also can be customized to have butterfly wings on her back.
  • According to Namco, Christie's look is based from the former supermodel Tyra Banks. Harada, however, told fans on his Twitter that the statement was false.


Pre-fight Quotes Win Quotes
Here we go! Hey, did you hurt yourself?
Go easy on me! Good night.
(Performs dance and Capoeira moves.)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

"Vamos acabar logo com isso."
(Ready when you are.)
I won't go easy on you.
Let's have some fun.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Pre-fight Win-quote
I just feel like dancing! Your rhythm is nice and fluid, for a robot...
When I win this fight, you tell me everything you know about Eddy! Sorry, but I simply cannot hold back against anyone related to the Mishimas. You understand, right?
You've got a nice rhythm and beat! But we have to do something about that extra fat. Come on, now! One, two, one, two...
A pitiful excuse for a man. What kind of person wants to destroy everything in the world? Maybe you just want to destroy yourself...?
The technique is impressive if I do say so myself, but if you really want to copy me, you should tone up your hips and thighs. (Vs herself)
You don't know where Eddy is!? Geez, even the Mishimas are going down the tubes...
You seem to have a lot of confidence in your kicks! But if you can't walk properly, you'll never win against me!
I can't fight someone who isn't alive. I can't feel the rhythm that only life is capable of giving.
Where's Eddy? You're going to tell me everything you know!
Haha! That was fantastic! You definitely have the rhythm! I'd LOVE to fight you again some day!
I'll let you go this time. Eddy will take care of you eventually!
Wrestlers are pretty tough! Must be all that training. Say, up for another dance? (Vs King)
You seem to have lost your wild nature. Have you been watching too much TV or something?
You can't conceal the truth! That's what Eddy said to me once.
It'd be a much more interesting fight if you tried to at least keep up with me, you know?
Nice fight! But we have no more time for sparring. Have you found out anything yet?
I guess it's because of the way I was brought up, but I can't help but go a little crazy on spoiled little princesses like you.
Sorry, boy, but I'm not interested in teaming up with you, no matter how much you beg.
Are you sure you're a professional assassin?
You have almost too many rhythms and patterns mixed together... It's almost like you're a monster... Just what are you...?
I love anyone who holds on to their dreams until they realize them, but I hate old men who just talk big and never back up their words!
Thank you very much! You'll have to teach me some of those fancy little tricks you have next time!
Both rhythm and beat are essential to winning, but knowing the difference between them is something you have yet to understand.
Never thought I'd meet someone with such complex moves! But Capoeira still comes out on top!
Ninjutsu sure is a mysterious art! If only Capoeira could use it... (Vs Yoshimitsu)

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