Alita's second lease on life isn't easy. Her heart is broken when she falls
in love with a young man who dreams of moving to Tiphares, a utopian
city which floats tantalizingly above her bleak world of the Scrapyard.
For a time, she gains some solace from her work as a Hunter-Warrior, a bounty
hunter for the Factory (the giant corporation that govewrns the Scrapyard)
and as a champion in Motorball, a life-and-death sport.