The Right Honorable Lidia Sobieska is the youngest Prime Minister of Poland in history. She’s also a trained fighter specializing in the Polish variation of Shōtōkan-style Karate. After Heihachi Mishima invaded her home country, she vowed to free it on her own.Know more
Lidia Sobieska was destined to become a politician by the circumstances of her birth – she was born into an influential political family in Poland. However, from a very young age, she herself preferred to train in the ways of traditional karate.
When Lidia was 10, her grandfather won the election and became the president of Poland. Mere two years later, a tragic event changed her life forever. Awaiting the return of her grandfather and father from an abroad trip, the helicopter carrying both of them exploded in the air: a terrorist act carried out with explosives. A piece of debris hit her in the face, leaving her scarred, and she fainted.
Lidia’s father was killed in the explosion, but her grandfather survived. She visited him in the hospital when he came to, and he gave her a piece of life advice she holds herself to for her whole life: “Never give in to unjust power. Never. Be strong both physically and mentally.” Then and there, with the unwavering conviction, she decided to become a politician as good as her grandfather and father were.
At the age of 16, Lidia began studying law at a university. She graduated at the top of her class in five years and promptly started her political career. However, she never stopped practising karate, either. At the age of 18, she participated in her first world championship, winning it as a rookie. She repeated this feat five more times, becoming a six-time world champion. Lidia’s winning ways continued in politics, too. At the age of 21, she ran for the national election and became a member of the parliament.
Much later into her career, Mishima Zaibatsu, led by the one and only Heihachi Mishima, illegally deployed his Tekken Force in Poland. Facing a political crisis, Lidia saw that her country needed a strong leader, so she ran her campaign and won the election, becoming the youngest Prime Minister of Poland in history at 29. After coming into power, she requested the immediate withdrawal of the illegally stationed forces, but Heihachi’s reply was as stern as it was mocking: “I’m not going to obey the withdrawal request at all. If you’re dissatisfied, you should come to The King of Iron Fist Tournament and negotiate directly with me.” Angered by the letter, Lidia decided to participate in the tournament to free Poland from the shackles of occupation.