Christie Monteiro (ã‚¯ãƒªã‚¹ãƒ†ã‚£ãƒ»ãƒ¢ãƒ³ãƒ†ã‚¤ãƒ, Kurisuti Monteiro ) is the granddaughter of 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.
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 mestre. 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 possesses the advanced technology of 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.
During development of Tekken 3, the designers noted that Capoeira's movements were more suitable for a female character. As a result they included Christie instead of Eddy Gordo in Tekken 4, feeling they had made an attractive female character that could utilize the fighting style.
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 listed her also on the Top 50 Hottest Female Game Characters list, ranking her second behind Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider series.
In the 2010 film Tekken, Christie is portrayed by American actress Kelly Overton. This version of Christie is a Caucasian mixed martial artist instead of a Brazilian 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.