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From what is known so far, Katarina is stated to be a "sassy-mouthed and vocal" talker due to her past, having lost her parents at a young age. She does, however, show some respect towards her adoptive father, who recently disappeared and was transformed into G Corporation's brainwashed, mutated human, Gigas.
Katarina Alves lost both her parents at a young age, and spent several years at an orphanage before being adopted by a man she'd never met. Initially, Katarina rebelled against him, using a whole manner of profane language, but the man's kindness and patience eventually wore her hard exterior down. In time, they grew close, though her penchant for profane language remained. One day, Katarina's adoptive father vanished. As much as she wanted to find him, she lacked the money to do so. But then, she learned of the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
The savate techniques the man had taught her gave Katarina hope that she could win and take the cash prize. The day of the first match arrived, and the arena was none other than the roof of G Corporation's Millennium Tower.
When Katarina first laid eyes on her opponent, all she saw was an enormous hulk of muscle. There was no way he could be human...
Ending Description: Having finally defeated Gigas in battle, Katarina removes her sunglasses and approaches her fallen opponent. Gigas looks upward to face her and, as it starts to rain, Katarina readies herself to attack. As she does so, a G Corporation soldier appears from behind. He opens fire, and a bullet grazes her shoulder. Katarina braces herself for more gunfire but, before she is gunned down, Gigas defends her by blocking the soldier's rapid fire with his huge frame. As Katarina watches in surprise, Gigas runs forward and tackles the soldier, sending them both plummeting over the edge of the rooftop. At this point, Katarina finally realizes that the enormous hulk of muscle who defended her was actually her missing adoptive father.
From the information known so far, Katarina is a "beginner friendly" character in terms of gameplay.
Katarina fights using Savate, the French variant of kickboxing. Savate translates to "old shoe", as practitioners are allowed to wear shoes during a kickboxing match. Savate focuses primarily on kicking techniques that require great flexibility, whilst utilizing punching combinations and other techniques as a sidenote. Unlike other kickboxing styles like Muay Thai, Savate is mostly foot-orientated and is not known for its knee attacks. A popular move for Savate is the chasse bas, in which a practitioner drives his/her foot into the opponents upper leg, causing the most damage by impacting the kick with their heel.
- When Katarina was first officially announced, her name was misunderstood by many as "Catalina" due to transliteration issues.
- She is the third Brazilian fighter in the Tekken series, the other two being Eddy Gordo and Christie Monteiro.
- However, she is the first not to be a Capoeirista.