Description: After his match in the King of Fighters tournament, there is a lot for Marduk to think about. Mostly, that he lost. But there is a lot to think about his loss. Already, he is warming up for his next interview with Terry, to help justify his loss. Unfortunately, as it turns out, Australia has it's own pro wrestlers... and they do not like Marduk very much.
"Well, I gotta say, this isn't what I thought."
Marduk sits in the backstage of the Sydney Opera House, as the medical staff finalizes their treatment of the -severe- splits-based injury he received. THe match between the ninjas and the Anti-Wrestling team was not... good. It was a desperately close outcome, but, for all the purposes, it was a loss. An upset. And Marduk should be mad. He was mad. But being mad and unable to move makes you think. And Marduk thinks, he talks. And as the medical staff makes their hasty exit, Marduk keeps talking, his mind going steadily and slowly along.
The thing was, who was Marduk talking to?
"Now I'm thinking about who's fault it is. I'm supposed to be the best fighter in the world, but that was a clean entry against that big blonde bimbo, and if I couldn't handle a bimbo like that, I couldn't fucking handle what else the tournament threw at me. I gotta man up and admit that. It's not Abel's fault at all. Abel did fine! Clean matchup into DKO, against some kind of trucker ninja or something, I dunno, I was getting shrimp and beer. And I know I should have knocked her out. So logically, either everyone else is tougher than the bimbo, or even more logical, the bitch cheated." Marduk nods, as if he's agreeing with himself.
Oh, oh god no, he is nodding -because- he agrees with himself.
"I mean, the bitch had weapons! That's totally against the rules. And ninjas are notorious cheaters. That makes perfect sense. Maki cheated, and the tournament hosts are in with it. They want Pro Wrestling to win! That Lee Cham Damn chinese dude is probably like, hates the gays and stuff. Abel did great, I would team up with him again, and I know I'll tell Terry nothing but good things about Abel. But ninjas are just as bad as Pro Wrestlers, and are allies in their war against the gay race. That sounds good, I'll call out pro wrestlers, and I'll call out ninjas." Marduk stands up gingerly, patting himself on the back.
"Nothing bad can happen from this."
The world of wrestling is one of high-flying stunts, heavy-handed dramas, and over-the-top entrances. The plots are often too big and painfully simple. But, somehow, through the lens of the camera, it works. It is only when you take that lens away, and introduce wrestling to the world raw and unfiltered, that the true chaos of it can be appreciated.
Pat pat pat, goes Marduk's hand on his own back.
Everything is going to be fine.
And then the wall explodes.
Bits of shattered brick and pulverized plaster pelt Marduk, a wave of construction dust heralding the arrival of a truly massive man. Over seven feet tall, 400+ pounds of fat, muscle, more muscle, a bit more fat, some muscle, and a side of fatmuscle looms out of the rubble, having rammed himself through the wall just five feet to the left of the door.
Who knows why. it's wrestling.
"Hey, wimp." The newcomer rumbles, voice a deep boom, words a bit mushy as if punched once too often in the head. Even as he speaks the dust settles enough to reveal him, posed dramatically with his massive shoulders square, giant fists held before equally massive hips.
His signature blue and gold singlet now covered in powdery wall, more of the white substance dusted across his mostly bald head and caught in his beard, the heavy-weight bruiser narrows his beady blue eyes at Marduk, scowling passed the destruction.
"I huhd you been bad mouffin' wrestlin'. Time yuh put yoh money wheh yuh mouf is, boy."
Was that actually English?
Clearly a challenge of some kind was just laid down, because the titanic wrestler thunders a step forward, already beginning to pick up steam as he Bears down upon his equally massive opponent.
COMBATSYS: Big Bear has started a fight here.
Big Bear 0/-------/-------|
COMBATSYS: Marduk has joined the fight here.
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Marduk 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Big Bear
See, Marduk expected a lot in life.
He expected love. Adoration. Total and complete support for everything he does. He expects a lot of fantastic things. But one thing he did NOT expect was a giant Australian exploding out from a wall. MArduk actually falls over in that kind of stilted way that only motion capture can reflect. Falling over and scrambling back up, he looks bleary at the dust... and the blue and gold singlet. Marduk's teeth grits as a whole new rage boils over. "WRESTLING!? PRO WRESTLING?" Marduk thrusts a finger forward.
"WHO THE HELL ARE YOU!?"
Stomp, stomp, stomp
Each step of the lumbering wrestler is heavy and dramatic, his simple brown boots impacting the earth with enough force to vibrate the pictures on the three remaining walls. A glass of water on the bedside table shakes, droplets bouncing within in oddly distinctive patterns.
"Say yuh prayers boy," the wrestler growls in return to his pointing foe, head lowering and shoulders bunching around his non-existent neck, "'Cause I'm the BIG!" his foot impacts with a huge stomp, causing two of the pictures to fall off of the wall and clatter to the floor, "BEEEEEEAR!"
Lunging forward, Big Bear snaps up his massive hands in an attempt to catch Marduk by either side of his skull. Oversized mitts closing with crushing force, he begins to squeeze, squeeeeeeze.
"RAAAAAAAAH!" comes the Bear's roar as he suddenly heaves upward, attempting to swing the enormous Australian clear off of his feet and dangle him two feet off the ground, blue energy suddenly rolling down his arms to infuse Marduk's body. If all of this is successful, and he can properly charge the bull-headed brute with energy, he will whip him around over head, likely tearing out a chunk of ceiling in the process, and spike him into the ground, chi detonating in an explosive wave of brilliant blue.
COMBATSYS: Marduk endures Big Bear's Head Crush.
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Marduk 0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0 Big Bear
Marduk was growing enraged.
First bimbos, and now big pro wrestlers? He never heard of Big Bear before this, but he now hated Big Bear more than any bear he knew in his life. Except Paddington Bear. He -really- fucking hated Paddington bear. He once went to a movie, and it had Paddington bear, and he spent the entire movie screaming at the screen, being just so disgusted and mad. Oh, and Big Bear was roaring in with a straight headbutt charge at him.
And Marduk stands fast.
Marduk takes the blow hard, knocking the wind out of him. But his instincts are keen. Wrapping his arms around the massive grappler, he gets some sense of control. Ripped up off the ground, Marduk lands on both legs, pieces of the ceiling falling off him. He was keeping a hold, attempting to maintain balance. The spike comes, sending him back down. But he was not yielding, no.
And gives an equally articulate response.
"RAAAAAAAAAGH!" Comes the Marduk's counter roar as he lashes his own arms back at Big Bear. Attempting to seize the towering titan of pro wrestling, the massive grappler will squeeze as would try and force Big Bear back up, in order to bring back his OWN headbutt, attempting to smash his own head into Big Bear's head. Almost instinctively, and immediately, Marduk's hairy body glistens with sweat. He would grab this towering wrestler. And after the head butt?
Attempt to pin him down, right over a bench seat.
COMBATSYS: Big Bear endures Marduk's Combo Throw.
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Marduk 0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0 Big Bear
"Yeeeeeeah!" Big Bear roars as waves of blue energy roll out from Marduk's impact with the ground, the enormous monster of a man seeming to grow only more excited as his opponent reaches up to wrap strong, hairy arms about him. Standing there planted like a damn mountain, he eats Marduk's rising forehead right to the nose, a gout of blood spraying across the other Australians' face as he rears back and flexes, trying to throw the Bear down.
But the Bear doesn't go down.
Shaking the room with the force of his roar, Big Bear returns Marduk's manly embrace, sweaty chest mashed against sweaty chest, hair to hair. Then, he brings his own head crashing down once, twice, three times, four times, FIVE times, FIIIIVE TIMEs FIIIIIIVE TIIMES!
"RAAAAH!" Releasing another roar right into Marduk's face, spit flecks spraying, the Big Bear attempts to thrust the hulking Australian away, to smash him backward against an undamaged wall.
COMBATSYS: Marduk endures Big Bear's Crazy Headbutts.
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Marduk 0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1 Big Bear
Marduk slams back, as he puts the man right down. "UUUUAAAAUGH! UUUUUAGH! UUUUUAUGH!" He bellows aloud, baring his teeth into a leer, grunting wildly as Big Bear reverses. Blow after blow comes right back into Marduk, as head butt meets head butt in divine union. Marduk can only writhe in the greasy sweat that both men were entangled in, the hair like velcro as it latches into the other. Finally, he is released, smashing backwards through an undamaged wall, collapsing in the drywall.
And it was time for the Bear to meet The Bull.
Marduk rebounds, standing back up immediately, and charges at the Big Bear. Should he connect, he would shove off balance to break out. Should he be successful? Marduk would lift and carry him through, and carry him straight back... right into another section of undamaged wall. Oh no. -THrough- the wall, in fact. Not in the same place where Big Bear came in, but RIGHT next to it. ALL while articulating his point to the pro wrestling.
COMBATSYS: Big Bear barely endures Marduk's Bull Charge.
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Marduk 0/-------/-======|=======\==-----\1 Big Bear
"GRAAAAAH!" Big Bear roars in triumph as he tosses Marduk back through the far wall, their chests coming apart with a distinct 'SCRRRCH.'
"You think," Big Bear roars as Marduk leaps back to his feet, coming at the fatter, larger man, "You gon' get away wif what you done to that lil' Mika girl? I'll dance on yuh grave!"
Meat collides with meat and the Bear is lifted off of his feet, broad back ploughed through the wall like the scoop of a bulldozer. Exiting Marduk's hospital room and crossing the hall, Big Bear is smashed against a second wall, which begins to buckle behind him. But, his feet are once more on the floor.
"HRRRRAAAAAAH!" he bellows into Marduk's face, latching onto the muscular man's thighs and heaving upward with amazing strength, attempting to throw the raging Australian up and over his head. But not only over his head. Over his head, through the collapsing wall behind, and into the ceiling beyond.
The building has begun to shake.
COMBATSYS: Marduk endures Big Bear's Overhead Toss.
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Marduk 1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1 Big Bear
And then the name is called out.
Slamming Big Bear through a wall, Marduk only sees red as he smashes him through the other wall. As the counter-attack comes, Marduk is hurled up and over, slammed through the ceiling, the wall, and nearly through the ground. Almost away.
But not far enough.
"BY THE TIME I'M DONE WITH YOU" Marduk roars, body now visibly bruised and bloodied. "YOU GONNA WISH YOU WERE THAT MIKA GIRL!" And the titanic grappler throws himself into the other titanic grappler, attempting to lift him up, and slam him face down. And should he get that far? He would pivot behind him, and bring each of his arms over his knees as he mounts. And there, he would pull Big Bear's head back into his own lap, keeping his pressure on his back.
To make him humble.
COMBATSYS: Big Bear interrupts Crushing Throw from Marduk with Big Boot.
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Marduk 1/------=/=======|=======\====---\1 Big Bear
"GHrrrrrrrrr." Big Bear begins to growl, the noise rumbling out of him as he turns to face Marduk, bits of rubble falling from his massive shoulders. Stomping his left foot forward, it seems as if he might charge. Charge right into the grasp of Marduk. Barrel headlong into the clutches of doo--
Marduk's enraged charge is brought up short by a size 16 boot cracking into his chin with monolithic force, all of his forward momentum ground to a sudden, violent halt. Still, there was enough of it that, even as Big Bear begins to laugh, huge belly heaving but not jiggling, he topples right over backwards.
"HUH, HUH, HUH..."
Lying sprawled on the ground, the huge brute clutches his guts and laughs. Apparently he thought that was pretty funny.
What was THIS?
"GUUUH! GUUUUH!" Marduk groans as the big boot comes hammering into the towering titan. The massive grappler is like a mack truck hitting the cliffs of dover. IT didn't make sense, and it was ugly. Marduk staggers back, dazed and confused and -mad-. Frothing at the mouth, as the whole facility was rattling, the brawler roars aloud, thrusting a finger towards Big Bear. "MAN STOP YOUR BITCH ASS LAUGHING!"
"You're not even a REAL AUSSIE!" Marduk says with his rich accent.
Marduk, furious beyond anything else, makes a loud grunt as he thunders back. "HUUUURGH! HUUURGH! GRAAAGH!" Was the muttering matters of the towering brawler. Marduk was throwing himself in to seize the massive wrestler. And should he get a grip, Marduk would spin and pivot, using the massive momentum to throw him up and over, straight up through the ceiling. And there, he would let him fall back down through the ceiling.
How was this building still standing, in any case?
COMBATSYS: Big Bear fails to interrupt Around The World from Marduk with Crazy Train.
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Marduk 1/-----==/=======|====---\-------\0 Big Bear
Trapped on his back like a big old tortus, Big Bear is too busy filling the room...hallway...Well, they've kind of expanded the area a bit. Too busy filling the space with rough, gasping laughter to take anything Marduk might be shouting at him to heart.
"AAAAAah HAAA!" he bellows, nearly in pain.
It is only when Marduk is looming over him, reaching down to grip the massive man by his shoulders, that Big Bear reacts at all. Feeling his prodigious weight being pulled up and up, he attempts to break out of his spell of laughter with a brutal, opening haymaker. Unfortunately his ham-sized fist whiffs just passed Marduk's ear, and he is helpless to stop what comes next.
"HAAAh HAAH HAA_-UUUUGHK!"
Rocketing upward, the huge mountain of Bear continues to laugh right up until his ass strikes the ceiling. Smashing right on through with a rumbling grunt, he vanishes from sight.
A second THUMP can be heard as he presumably hits the ceiling of the room above, before he appears once more, crashing through the ceiling in a second spot and tumbling to earth in a shower of broken beams and plaster.
He isn't laughing now.
"I'm 'bout to spray you with a can of whooopass, boy!" the huge brute roars, lumbering to his feet and closing on Marduk with rage burning in his small blue eyes. Unfortunately he's, a little dizzy, swaying on his feet. Looks pretty pissed off though.
Marduk lifts and hurl, a demonstration of the pure power in the face of pure power. The grappler pounds his chest, gasping for air as he thunders back over, stomping right through the chaos and debris. Lips turned up, he wipes his brow, pulling a nail from his cheek. "OH. YOU ARE GONNA SPRAY ME WITH A CAN OF WHOOPASS?" Marduk roars, as he kicks a pile of broken boards. "WELL GUESS WHAT." Marduk rumbles as he comes at Big Bear as he rises. Dipping down low, he moves to lift up Big Bear by his knees... to slam him right on his back.
"YOU BETTER SPRAY."
COMBATSYS: Marduk successfully hits Big Bear with Skull Crusher.
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Marduk 0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0 Big Bear
And Marduk slams him down.
Blow after blow after blow after blow comes out, as Marduk mounts the massive mountain of a chest of the giant Bear. Mounting the bear, he begins to unleash fist after fist, punching over and over and over again. Breathing hard as fatigue begins to overtake him, a last rush of endurance comes out as he grabs Big Bear by his forehead, and smashes it again and again against the floor, until finally, finally, the pair falls down to the floor below, the ground collapsing. Marduk lands a few feet away, groaning.
"Holy crap, are you not DEAD?!"
"Hrk, Hraah, RARGH, HRRK!"
The sounds of an enraged Bear are punctuated by the heavy thud, crunch, and smacks of Marduk's fists pounding into the might wrestler's head over, and over, and over. The ground still trembles from his mighty bulk being slammed against it. And, somehow, the old wrestler's head is not squashed! Battered, bruised, both eyes black and his nose crushed flat, but not a ruined pulp. Not by a long shot.
"GRAAAAAAAAH!" Bellowing in absolute animal fury, the Bear rises to his feet, looming over the flopped over Marduk, and pumps both arms in the air. As he does, brilliant, rainbow-colored chi begins to gather around him, flashing with spikes of reddish anger.
"On your feet, whiiiiimp!" The Big Bear Bellows, before charging forward, attempting to slam a boot into Marduk's ribs and carry him up off the ground, into the air, only to be met by a devastating swing of his massive right arm as the enormous wrestler puts his entire body into an atomic spinning lariat, all of the gathered chi rushing down to blast from his arm at the point of impact.
"I got a whole damn fire truck fulla whoopass for yuh right, Heeeeere! GRAAA!!!"
Nothing comes without a price, however, and it seems the big man is starting to grow winded himself, massive shoulders heaving in gasping breaths.
COMBATSYS: Marduk barely endures Big Bear's Raiden Bomber.
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Marduk 0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0 Big Bear
"HAAAAGH! HOOORK! HOOORK!"
Marduk's roars come out as Big Bear does not stay down. Marduk's eyes bug out of their sockets, at a pro wrestler, reaching the minimum levels of MEN. Marduk is carried off his feet, unleashed into the ultimate of the spinning atomic lariats. Marduk is blown away, sent flying through the air like a spiralling football. Collapsing through a several walls, Marduk finally comes to a rest.
And rises back up.
Marduk was past his point. But like his opponent, he was being a juggernaut. He literally had a piece of rebar in his ass. Why was it there? Lets not ask. But the massive titan, striding through the NOW COLLAPSING hospital, weaves through the collapsing barrage, pumping an arm in the air. "TOOT TOOT!" He roars, before hurling out a staggering punch straight for Big Bear's gut.
"ALL ABOARD THE MARDUK EXPRESS!"
COMBATSYS: Big Bear blocks Marduk's Fierce Punch.
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Marduk 0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0 Big Bear
Snorting and swaying on his tree trunk legs, the Biggest of Bears glares after Marduk's departing form as he smashes and bounces his way through wall after wall. A bit of the ceiling collapses nearby with a deafening crash, but he doesn't even flinch. As the building falls down around him, he lumbers forward to meet Marduk, already sensing that they both have more to give. That neither are willing to drop. Not yet!
"I," bellows the mountainous wrestler as he stomps toward the oncoming train.
"Am!" he booms, forearm smashing the hurtling fist aside with all the fury of a titan, his left shoulder dropping as waves of blue energy begin to roll back from him, feet pounding the trembling floor as he gathers more momentum.
And with that, the exhausted brute attempts to plough right over Marduk in a wave of mass and energy. To smash right through him with his shoulder and stomp along the length of his body, charge continuing on a few more heavy steps before, exhaustedly, he sways, and falls flat on his face.
COMBATSYS: Big Bear can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Marduk interrupts Giant Bomb from Big Bear with Gator Slam.
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Marduk unleashes the monster of all punches, not enough to tear Big Bear down. But the titan is shaking. As Big Bear comes grabbing into Marduk. The tower of terror comes falling down, And Marduk realizes that there was only one way he could survive. As the massive titan comes, he pivots, swinging and snapping the massive pro wrestler around. Lifting him high up, he slams the titanic bear down, unleashing a cataclysmic earthquake, as the walls come tumbling down. Marduk, bruised and broken, raises his arms in the air, and roars aloud. "YEAH! YEAH! YEAH-"
Marduk stands over the leveled remains of the clinic, as the Sydney police arrive on the scene.
"Uh." He begins.
And not too far away, another explosion is heard, as another building is leveled by an catastrophic explosion. Marduk glances around, as the police stare at him. He looks down at the wrestler. He looks at the cops. "NOT MY FAULT!" He quickly states, pointing in a random direction.
"ASK ABEL HE REMEMBERS EVERYTHING!"
Log created on 13:12:12 08/17/2017 by Marduk, and last modified on 12:17:44 08/18/2017.