Christie Monteiro, granddaughter of a Capoeira master.
Christie went to the prison where her grandfather is being held as he was to be released after a long incarceration. Prison life had been hard on her grandfather. He had become emaclated to the point he ws barely recognizable.
Christie immediately took her grandfather to a hospital, where she was told that her grandfather had been diagnosed with an incurable illness. Without treatment, he only has about six months left. If only she possessed the advanced technology of the Mishima Zaibatsu, she might be able to save her grandfather...
Several days later, Christie finds out that the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 is scheduled to be held. She decides to enter the tournament, seeing it as a chance to save her grandfather.