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Katarina Alves


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 (Gigas), all she saw was an enormous hulk of muscle. There was no way he could be human...


Tekken 7

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Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

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Page Updated:  Sep. 3rd, 2020

At first glance, I thought Katarina might've been Lee Chaolan's assistant (who appeared in his previous story art). It would've made sense too, since she uses them flashy kicks like Lee. Speaking of kicks, Katarina's single-button multi-kicks make her one of the easiest TEKKEN characters to use for new players. Some of her staple combos are stupidly easy... but that alone actually makes her playstyle pretty unique for TEKKEN. She's got some insanely long-range sweeps, hard-hitting knees/kicks, and speedy hands too. I'd recommend learning to properly punish her attacks  so you don't fall for her "spam-kicks" (like her dreaded 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 .... lol.) Her name is actually spelled K4T4R4N4. ^__^

I do like Kat's design visually... she's unapologetically in-your-face sexy, cool, and isn't shy about it. I think my favorite visual aspect about Kat is her pants. Yes, her pants. Have you customized Kat's pants in T7's color edit? Most detailed pants ever. So slick. On the downside, Kat's voice sounds a bit uninspired and tired. I think a better voice actress would've spiced up her persona. Overall, Kat appeals to a "certain" type of fighting game player. I think Namco did a good job in that sense. (Gotta get those DOA players somehow.) lol.

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