Violet is a majority shareholder and the de facto leader of a manufacturer of humanoid robots. Apparently a fighter in his past, he lived a quiet life in a mansion in the Bahamas. Bored by his career lifestyle, Violet decided to enter The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 4.
The senior executives in his company wrote this off as the mere diversions of a rich man. In any event, there were no weaknesses in Violet's physique, forged by state of the art training equipment.
There was another significant reason for his entrance in the tournament.
Violet believed that he could complete the ultimate fighting weapon based on his pursuit of developing advanced humanoids. He believed in a utopian world where inorganic humanoids would carry out the will of their human masters.
But the tide of technology in the world favored biotechnology. The Mishima Zaibatsu and Heihachi Mishima were part of this movement, seekers of unfathomable power through genetic engineering.
Violet accelerated the development of a prototype humanoid for the tournament. If the prototype could be completed in time, he could leverage this tournament as an excellent PR tool. Violet's mind was filled with visions of him and his prototype dominating The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 4.