Alita's decapitated head is found in the scrapyard below the floating city of Tiphares by the Hunter Warrior Daisuke Ido. Ido fixes her up, gives her a body and raises her as his own. Soon enough, Alita joins Ido as a Hunter Warrior, hunting bounties throughout the scrapyard city. She has no recollection of her past, and Alita's only link to her former self is her 'Panzer Kunst', a cyborg martial art she somehow remembers. While trying to embrace her new life and protect those dear to her, Alita is eventually caught up in the struggle between the utopian society of Tiphares and the suppressed surface dwellers.