Christie in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
|First game||Tekken 4|
|Voiced by (English)||Xanthe Smith (Tekken 4)
Lisle Wilkerson ( since Tekken 5)
|Voiced by (Japanese)||Sayaka Kinoshita (Japanese dub of the Tekken film)
Marina Inoue (Street Fighter X Tekken)
|Portrayed by||Kelly Overton|
Christie Monteiro (Japanese: クリスティ・モンテイロ Hepburn: Kurisuti Monteiro ) is a video game character from the Tekken series. She is the granddaughter of Ho Chi Myong, the Capoeira mestre who taught Eddy Gordo the art of Capoeira during his incarceration in prison. While in prison, Eddy swore an oath to the Mestre to pass on the art of Capoeira to his granddaughter.
In video games 
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 tutelage, Christie became 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 pursues Eddy. Her only lead — The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4. Christie's grandfather, a great Capoeira mestre, was released from prison after a long incarceration. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with an incurable illness, and he was given only six months to live, but a cure might be possible with possessing the technology from the Mishima Zaibatsu. Several days later, Christie learns of The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. She sees it as a chance to save her grandfather, believing that if she possessed with the advanced technology from the Mishima Zaibatsu, she may be able to find a cure for him.
Christie entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 hoping to save the life of her grandfather. She was defeated and went home to Brazil. Upon her arrival, she finds out that not only is her grandfather missing, but Eddy, as well. 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. In the ending, she finds that her grandfather is dead. In her ending, she is crying at his grave, and Eddy can be seen dropping the emblem of the Mishima Zaibatsu, breaking it.
Christie also makes an appearance in the non-canon Tekken game, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and as a playable character via DLC in Street Fighter X Tekken, released on July 31, 2012, with her official tag partner, Lei Wulong.
In other media and merchandise 
In the 2010 film Tekken, Christie is portrayed by American actress Kelly Overton. This version of Christie is a mixed martial artist instead of a Capoeira fighter. In addition, she has no relation to Eddy Gordo and is a love interest of Jin Kazama. References to the video game incarnation is her fighting gear and her being trained by her grandfather. A model portrayed Christie in the Tekken Maxim Photoshoot gallery in Maxim.
Kotobukiya released a 1/7 scale (9.8 inches tall) Christie action figure in January 2012 as part of their Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stoyline. Christie is seen in a dance-like posture and in her usual Tekken costume, except her pants are turned into chaps with her panties clearly visible.
Christie has been featured in several lists of the "hottest girls" of video games. GameDaily listed her in their "Babes of Tekken" article, stating "When it comes to Tekken, no character moves as gracefully as Christie." She additionally appeared in their "Babes We're Thankful For" article, stating while attractive, "she can break a guy's arms and legs in seconds. We love a girl that stands up for herself." GameDaily also listed her on the "Top 25 Hottest Game Babes" list, ranking her second behind Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider series. Heavy.com listed her at #20 on their list of "The 20 Hottest Video Game Girls". UGO Networks placed Christie at #14 on their list of "Fighting Games' Finest Female Fighters", commenting that she's "totally foxy". In 2010, Christie and Michelle Chang tied at #13/#12 on Complex's list of "The 50 Hottest Women In Video Games" and listed out the similarities between them. In 2012, Complex did a revised list of "The 50 Hottest Women In Video Games", where she ranked at #12. Christie ranked at #7 at PopCrunch.com's list of "10 Hottest Video Game Babes Ever", called "Tekken’s hottest babe by far." Christie was featured in a "Today's Girl" article by Maxim, where they called her a "barefoot babe" and a "pixilated princess". MSN Technology listed Christie as the 4th hottest video game character, calling her an improvement upon Eddy. Joystiq list Christie at #9 on their list of "The top ten girls of PSP", complimenting her dance-like moves. GameFront ranked Christie's breasts as the 22nd best in gaming history.
GamesRadar, on the other hand, has criticized Christie for having nearly exactly the same moveset as Eddy, even though they thought she looked promising. IGN has criticized Christie for being a button masher character in Tekken 4, but was happy they toned her down in Tekken 5. Honest Gamers comments about Christie being hot, saying "Namco seems to understand that the largely male demographic likes to see hot women bouncing around, and Christie is about as hot as they come." She was featured in a "Gaming's Most Inappropriate Outfits Ever" by Now Gamer, who commented, "Cheapness aside, we can’t get our head around how Christie’s top manages to stay on as she spins and rolls about like Sonic the Hedgehog on speed." In 2012, she was listed as one of the most "ridiculous" Tekken characters by Writtin King of Game Informer, who stated, "I don't know why Christie thought joining (and inevitably losing) a fighting tournament would save her sick grandpa, but the fact that everyone in her life disappears tells us something about her. Mainly, that she's insufferable."
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