Martial arts master and expert chef Marshall Law.
After a failed restaurant business, Marshall Law entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament hoping to get back on his feet again. However, he failed to win the tournament and didn't even have the money to fly home. Marshall ended up staying in Japan and working at a famous Chinese restaurant as a day laborer.
A month after the tournament, Marshall received a phone call from his wife. Forest had taken Paul's motorcycle for a joyride and ended up causing a major traffic accident. Marshall needed an enormous sum of money to cover the property damage and hospital bills. He soon realized that, in order to raise enough money to bail out Forest, he had no choice but to enter and win the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.