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Katarina Alves
 

BIO:

Katarina is from Latin America, her fighting style is Savate, and she's described as an outspoken, sassy-mouthed character who is vocal while fighting and taunts her opponent. 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...
 
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ORIGIN:
Tekken 7

 
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

  

Page Updated:  Aug. 27th, 2017

At first glance, I thought Katarina might've been Lee Chaolan's assistant (who appeared in his previous story artworks). It would've made sense too, since she uses so many flashy kicks, like Mr. Chaolan. Speaking of kicks, Katarina's single-button multi-kicks make her one of the easiest TEKKEN characters to use and learn for new players. Some of her staple combos are shockingly easy... and that alone makes her playstyle pretty unique for TEKKEN. She's got some insanely long-range sweeps, some awesome-looking, hard-hitting knees/kicks, and she's got them speedy hands too. I'd recommend learning to properly punish her attacks early on so you don't easily fall for some of her "spam-kicks". (For example: 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, .... lol.) If you don't learn to defend against her, you might have a frustrating time with TEKKEN 7.

I do like Katarina's design visually... she's blatantly in-your-face sexy, cool, and isn't ashamed to flaunt it. On the downside, her voice sounds a bit uninspired and tired. I think a better voice actress would've spiced up her persona. Overall, Katarina definitely appeals to a "certain" type of TEKKEN / fighting game player... I think Namco did a good job in that sense. (Gotta get those DOA players somehow.) 

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