Description: Transcending history and the world, a tale of brawls and brawn, eternally retold. Now, two souls are fiercely entangled in a battle for the ages. The fighters face a gruesome quest to search for the ultimate strength. Ryo Sakazaki, the Invincible Dragon of Kyokugen Karate, versus Abigail, the Junkyard Mogul. Fate conspired to arrange their battle, and now, watched over by the almighty ones, they unleash their fury. Victory belongs to the last one standing. Only one fate awaits the defeated.
It's Abigail's Whirlwind European Tour!
Having recovered from having been buried alive by Akuma in Great Britan..the titan is in surprisingly good spirits! Of course the poor taxi driver turned tour guide would prefer that the well meaning colossus were not here at all and harassing him for a tour of the local sights here in Athens but the alternative - a wrathful Abigail - is something nobody really wants to deal with. Usually.
"Here. Stop here." Abigail's bass voice rumbles, vibrating into the pits of the stomach of 'George' whose poor taxi barely putters with the monster-huge Abigail swamping over the entire back portion of the taxi whose entire roof has been completely removed, giving the duo this almost clown-car like image. The driver hunched over in the front seat with the small building sized Abigail looming behind him with massive arms folded.
"Good? Tour over?" asks..begs...George as the taxi comes to a stop infront of The Panathenaic Stadium.. The two cast in shadow by the world's only stadium built entirely out of marble "All refurbished on the inside! Plenty for a strapping boy like you to take a look and use!"
Abigail, however, isn't actually looking at it. He's looking at his watch as it beeps while pinched between fingers that are to big to even wear the watch as a ring.
"Thank George!" he rumbles while standing, lurching the cab violently as he lifts a leg and steps out of it as if stepping out of a small cardboard box. "Just bill Abigail's Scrap Metal for the..uh..modding of your cab."
Inside the stadium, one Ryo Sakazaki has just finished with a small fight on the local fight circuit. It's a small purse, but it's something, and these small fights are what's funding his own "tour" of the world as he seeks out new challengers to prove his placement among those considered for the World Warrior tournament. After his win, Ryo stands off to one side, outside of the arena floor of the place, speaking with a man who hands over a wad of Euros. Ryo, for his part, hands said money over to a rather large, afro sporting black man who is wearing a traditional gi with the Kyokugen dojo markings emblazoned upon it. "Hold on to this, Marco. Next up, we're hopping the train to Spain."
He just finishes speaking when his watch starts to beep at him. The blonde Kyokugen warrior sighs, and looks down at it with fierce cobalt eyes. "This thing again? How did that monster girl shut it up..."
He fidgets with it as he walks, following the beacon. "Who is Abigail, anyway?"
And then he sees him. Ryo looks as he steps outside, and sees that mountain of meat and bone and gristle. His jaw falls slack for a moment as he just mutters a quiet, "Oh."
"Huh?" Abigail rumbles like a disturbed bear trying to shake off the fuzziness of hibernation. His deep thrumming tone vibrating the windows of nearby parked cars and trembling the ground ever so slightly, with pebbles bouncing up and down from the vibrations of the behemoths presence. He studies Ryo and Marco both, flickering his gaze between them both while beginning to approach with earth pounding footfalls that definitely seem to somehow be rumbling the ground. As if the sheer pressure of the behemoths strength and weight was enough to groan the earth beneath him.
"Are you ....Ryo?" he asks after taking a moment to peer at his watch as he walks, in an attempt to read the name. That accomplished, he lowers the watch slightly and points with a finger the size of a tree branch down towards ..Marco! That Fro must be giving off some invisible power or something.
He eventually tracks his finger back over to Ryo himself, as if trying to figure out which is which. His watch is either imprecise or he just doesn't know how to read it clearly.
His massive shadow rolls over both of them as he finally comes to a stop. "Which of you gets to be crushed?"
When Abigail points to Marco, the tall, beefy black man tugs on the hem of his gi shirt, and looks away. His arms fold across his mostly exposed chest, and he just makes a silent "mmm" sound from behind his closed lips.
Meanwhile, the much more fair skinned blonde steps forward, lifting up one hand clad in a fingerless, weighted gauntlet and waving. Dressed in orange gi pants, and a tight fitting, two-tone gray compression shirt, the Kyokugen Dragon, Mr Karate II, presents himself. "Hey. That's me. You must be Abigail? You're a big guy! Very impressive! It's been a while since I've had to fight against someone who fights with raw power. This should be fun!"
The titan peers at Marco for a second but then his attention is gained by Ryo and he blinks a few times as he listens to him. He then grins, "Hey! I like you. You've got a good attitude. This whole World Warrior thing has been filled with a bunch of psycho's and murderin' nut cases. They need to lighten up! You seem like you've got a good head on your shoulders.."
He lowers his watch and manages to manipulate it enough to hook it into his belt line where it hangs freely. He then grins and beckons for Ryo while still smiling, his eyes lighting up abit.
"I've fought some pretty crazy folk in this circus so far, so don't disappoint me..okay? Come at me with full throttle! I've got horsepower to spare!"
He finishes that by balling his boulder sized fists up and slamming them together, knuckles to knuckles. The impact is so violent car alarms are set off and a few nearby windows crack. The area rumbles slightly, the quake filtering its way away from the trio.
Abigail drops his huge arms to his sides and rests them against his flanks in a slightly upraised position like some sort of hybrid stance of a bodybuilder to huge to lower his arms to his sides completely and Frankenstein's Monster. "Let's go, Ryo!"
COMBATSYS: Abigail has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Ryo has joined the fight here.
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Ryo 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo knows exactly what Abigail means in regards to psychos and murderous nutjobs. His cobalt gaze darkens, like stormy skies under the weight of his brooding brow. He just gives a slow nod of his head. He had faced such a creature. Creature. Clearly inhuman. In numerous ways. He's still not certain how he managed to survive the experience. Perhaps there was a seed of something good inside Ramlethal, yet. He will have to grow stronger so that he can face her again, if he wants to try to draw that out.
"Heh. Not me. I'm just here to push myself, and face stronger opponents. And make some money along the way!"
When Abigail demands that Ryo go full throttle, the Kyokugen Dragon's lips part with a lopsided, rakish grin. He stares up at the giant figure before him and says, "Don't worry about that. I'm Ryo Sakazaki of Kyokugenryu! Kyokugen is an extreme style, meant to smash barriers and overcome all limits placed before us. We never half ass anything! We always go full throttle! So, don't you dare hold back against me, either, Abigail."
Ryo suddenly dashes forward, rear back as he draws up one of his thick, trunklike arms. His fist clenches, and he sends it sweeping down low. His entire body pivots at the hip, throwing his weight and his shoulder into a fierce uppercut aimed at the pit of Abigail's stomach, and, should that succeed, without even a moment given to the hulking giant to recover, Ryo is following through with the other fist, leaping into the air with another uppercut targeting the underside of his chin.
"GIMME ALL YOU'VE GOT!"
COMBATSYS: Abigail blocks Ryo's Mouko Raijin Gou.
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Ryo 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Abigail
Their situations seem to have been similar as not once, but several times so far has Abigail encountered a being that has caused him to question the meaning of his own strength and its limits. Where others may have been deflated and opted to back out of the tournament after such events..Abigail has powered on, urged by those encounters to press onward.
And as such when Ryo comes at him, the behemoth cheerfully moves in to greet the attack and accept it. His massive belly tightens and his huge chest widens and tenses. Ryo's fist slams into, sending a shockwave rippling through his body that is muffled by the density of his enormous physique and as the fist rocks upward it finds glancing purchase off of the giants grinning jaw.
"YEAH!" he roars, "That's the spirit!" As he speaks, his huge body barely shudders or moves from the place he'd rooted himself at. His arm arcs into the air fist clenching and then the limb comes crashing downward like a felled tree, hurtling for Ryo as the man reaches the apex of his initial attack. Crashing down for the man with meteoric force.
COMBATSYS: Abigail successfully hits Ryo with Abi Hammer.
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Ryo 0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo's heavenward ascent is interrupted by the massive fist that comes swinging down on him. He tries to ball himself up and take the brunt of the blow to his knees and his forearms, but it's of little avail. He's sent hurtling back to the ground, crashing against it and bouncing, only to land on his back. But, thankfully, Ryo's made of sterner stuff than the average karateka. He's barely even dissuaded, as he rolls back onto his shoulders, bringing his knees up to his chest and kicking off, so that he lifts from the ground nimbly onto his feet.
"There we go! That's what I'm talking about!"
The Karateka has his work cut out for him. But, that just makes him grin even brighter. He leaps at Abigail, arcing through the air as he brings one hand high overhead, only to come crashing down with a knifehand chop centered at the crown of Abigail's skull. An attempt to return tit for tat.
COMBATSYS: Abigail blocks Ryo's Hyouchuu Wari.
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Ryo 0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0 Abigail
"Not bad!" thunders Abigail, body weathering a blow that would likely split cindeblocks asunder, with a full teeth pit bull like grin. "But you're going to need more horsepower then that! Show me you got you some vroom vroom!!" he roars.
As he does he grinds his foot into the ground, once more shaking the area and sending cracks racing through the pavement. He twists, spinning a gigantic fore arm around as he ducks low and then arcs it up in a wide sweeping blow intending to catch Ryo and lift the man into the air with the force of a piledrive slamming into him.
His vast body continues its rotation, pivoting around like a jack knifing semitruck and his other comes up as well, following his initial strike with a second one in the form of a earth shaking and building rattling upper cut, "KABOOM!"
COMBATSYS: Ryo interrupts Abi Twist from Abigail with Koho Shippuken.
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Ryo 0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo ducks back, moving out of the way of that initial swiping blow of Abigail's, but he's not intending to just dodge the attack and be done with it. Ryo's not the kind of guy to shy away from a good hit. He's also surprisingly strong for his size when compared to someone like Abigail. So, as the behemoth fighter spins, Ryo's already closing the gap.
His fist lashes out as he lunges in. No frills or anything. A straight, forward punch, using all of his strength and momentum to simply drive his fist deep, deep, deep into the pit of Abigail's stomach. To be fair, for most men, this would be a punch straight to the jaw. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
This does put him in close for the uppercut, though. However, due to the close proximity of the fighters, the force of Abigail's intended blow is lessened, having not the distance to really gather the kind of freight train momentum that his blows tend to have.
The blow does manage to shut Abigail up. The focce of the blow ripples through the brick wall that is his stomach and forces his mouth shut and his eyes to squint in surprise. The momentum of his assault is indeed thrown off. An attack goes wild and the follow up attack contains but a portion of the force he can normally bring to bear. Between the two warriors the force of the impacts actually sends them sliding apart briefly with Abigail stumbling backwards a few paces and then shaking his head like an annoyed junkyard dog to dust the cobwebs off from that strike.
"Looks like you've got some horsepower ate all but you're going to have to push it to the limit to catch up with me!" he quips while lunging a massive hand out for Ryo. Abigail's style is brutal, juggenaut like, swift. The bar room brawler, the frat boy fighter. No school of thought here just improvising with the strength to treat I beams like twist-its.
As he rasps for Ryo he turns, spinning again, and intending to fling the other fighter clear across the distance towards a distant tree trunk.
COMBATSYS: Ryo blocks Abigail's Fling.
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Ryo 1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0 Abigail
"You've definitely got the strength!" Ryo says, as he skids to a halt after the two titans had collided against one another. He sounds downright jovial about it all, and his expression matches. He's bearing a wolfish grin, and his eyes burn bright. His fists clench, knuckles crackling and the leather of his dark gauntlets creaking and groaning as they stretch over his large, tensing hands. "You just need to have a bit more focus and discipline. Man, if you have that, you'll be unstoppable!"
But as he speaks, Abigail comes in with that attempt to fling him. Ryo steps in closer as he does so, bringing up both arms to find the inside of the brute's bicep with his wrists, both nullifying the attack by stepping in past his grasp, as well as halting it.
In close like this, Ryo makes use of his smaller size. He can get the sort of leverage and momentum he needs to make full attacks, while his opponent might struggle for breathing room. Ryo wants to make sure he can keep that advantage in his toolbox if he needs it, and the best way to do that is to target Abigail's trunk and legs. Gut punches are going to wind the man, and reduce his stamina. Working his legs will make it harder for him to keep up, and therefore easier for Ryo to move in and out of reach. It's MMA 101.
So, what does Ryo do? He pivots on the ball of one foot, his hip snapping to the side as he sends a low, but bone shattering roundhouse kick low, to the side of Abigail's knee.
COMBATSYS: Abigail blocks Ryo's Fierce Kick.
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Ryo 0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0 Abigail
"Yeah? Well don't go underestimating me just yet!" retorts Abigail, who braces his body in preparation for Ryo's counter assault. He retains that madcap grin but then purses his lips in a sudden burst of focus and determination as Ryo comes launching in and pivots for the strike, dust and stone whirling around the master fighter as his leg comes rocking out towards Abigail's knee.
Yet for all his bravado and seeming lack of fighting style, Abigail is not inexperienced and many have been the fighters who sought to target his joints to bring him toppling to the ground. His meaty fore arm blurs into action, practically the size of some fighters bodies, as he turtles up and crouches, bringing his limbs around to intercept the kick before it can strike home. Again the force of its blow ripples through Abigail with force that would send another fighter spiraling away. Abigail is unmoved and instead lunges once more, hurtling his monstrous body forward and expanding his chest and belly towards semi truck cab like dimensions. He barrels in towards Ryo, seeking to literally slam his torso into him with a chest bump capable of shaking the foundation of buildings.
COMBATSYS: Ryo blocks Abigail's Hungabee.
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Ryo 1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0 Abigail
"Oh, don't take it wrong! I'm not underestimating you!" Ryo says, looking, for a moment, genuinely apologetic. "I'm saying that with a bit more discipline and technique, you'd be a monster! It's your only weakness. You clearly have skill and experience!"
And Abigail proves that point, in fact, by managing to have the foresight to intercept and block that low roundhouse kick and protect the pillars of his foundation. Good! Ryo is thoroughly impressed!
Ryo isn't a pushover, either, though. When Abigail comes out of his turtle stance, and tries to give him a chest bump to send him flying, Ryo lifts both hands, absorbing the shock of Abigail's weight like a set of shocks or struts, his elbows bending, but exerting the force of his own strength to keep from being basically bowled over by a mack truck. His feet skid across the concrete under them, but he manages to hold his ground.
And then he retaliates.
No sooner than the two fighters' momentum comes to a halt, Ryo draws back one hand, stepping back into a low, wide legged horse stance. His fist clenches by his hip, and he gives a small "Heh." before golden light flares around his fist. He stomps forward, his foot pounding the pavement like thunder, and his shoulders and hips all snap forward, pivoting his joints in harmony so that every ounce of his body's kinetic momentum is channeled through his arm as he launches a perfect, straight forward punch.
"TENCHI HAOH KEN!"
That punch is unrelenting and brutal. It doesn't try to punch Abigail. It's a punch that is aimed to be thrown /through/ the mass of this giant slab of beef. The strength behind it is so great that it kicks up a horizontal whirlwind, sweeping up dust in a funnely around his fist and that, too, drives forward at the giant gearheaded fighter.
COMBATSYS: Abigail barely endures Ryo's Tenchi Haoh Ken EX.
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Ryo 0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0 Abigail
Abigail swerves left when he should have tried to swerve right. Although..even swerving right might not have helped overly much here as the blow from Ryo slams into him with the force of a train and roars through the area with a spiraling shockwave of wind and pure power that actually pushes Abigail backwards, skidding on his feet, eyes bugging out and lips pursed in shock from the sudden blast of power. "Whoooaaagh!"
He plants both palms to the ground and grinds them against the concrete to bring his backwards slide to a halt and then pulls back up to his feet while shaking his head violently.
"Looks like you've got some real hosepower ater all!" He slams both of his massive fists to his chest, producing another thundering shockwave while roaring, "Yeah! It's a dead heat!"
And with that he suddenly takes off into a charge back at Ryo. Or at least..a slow jog. Abigail doesn't exactly 'run' fast..but he does cover distances quickly and before one can blink he's suddenly leaping into the air with such momentum he's actually flipping and then bringing his tree trunk splintering legs crashing down towards Ryo violently.
COMBATSYS: Ryo dodges Abigail's Avalanche Press.
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Ryo 0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0 Abigail
"I have my moments!" Ryo declares when Abigail compliments his power. He gives a cocky tug to the ends of the black obi wound around his waist, and then falls back into his low, open palmed ready stance as Abigail rejoins the attack by going on the offensive.
Abigail goes soaring into the sky, and Ryo has to admit that he's surprised by the fact that the monster can even get off the ground like that. It's impressive to say the least. But, it also telegraphs his intention. And so, Ryo deftly steps to the side at the last moment, letting those giant legs come crashing down beside him. Still, now Abigail is in close.
Ryo doesn't attack. Instead, he brings his fists to either side of his hips, focusing. He draws upon the spirit of the earth itself, and as such, golden light flows from the ground around him, soon becoming a series of sparkling flames that whip around his feet, swirling and suffusing him with power.
COMBATSYS: Ryo gathers his will.
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Ryo 1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Abigail
The Mad Gear Mechanic is up on his feet in a scramble of movement that fractures the concrete and kicks up a pile of dust and debris behind him like some giant monster truck opting to grind its wheels into the dirt. He rolls to the side and turns, opposite Ryo now jus tin time to see the flames whirling around his feet.
"Let's push it to the Redline!" he roars and then abruptly his massive body....gets even bigger? It's a surreal sight, his skin turning red and steam billowing out of his nostrils and ears. His upper body, already this superhumanly immense absurd visage of megalithic size pumps up bigger bigger until he's a full on mountain of sinew running red hot and ready to go.
Swollen so immense, his movements might seem 'sluggish' but there's a certain coiled power and unstoppable force baked into him now that seems the exert true pressure on his surroundings with the very earth breaking about his feet from the sheer force of his added strength and weight.
COMBATSYS: Abigail VROOOOOMS!!!
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Ryo 1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1 Abigail
Ryo uses the reprieve, gathering forth the very power of the earth, until he feels it invigorating him, suffusing his densely coiled muscles with energy and vigor. While Abigail's mass seems to increase and run hot, Ryo simply radiates with the golden light, until he has absorbed what he will.
"Alright! Here I come!"
Ryo crouches low, touching his fingertips to the ground briefly before his entire body springs upward, launching him high into the air. Knees tucked against his chest, he does a rolling, aerial somersault before coming out of it. His body unwinds, and he draws back one fist as far as it will go. His cobalt eyes flash, and as he descends towards Abigail, he lets loose a shout.
His fist loosens, fingers clawed as if he were clutching a baseball. Fiery golden and orange chi flares up in his palm, sparkles like mist swirling and drawing in around his fingers, drawing in more power, until it becomes a nearly solid sphere. Ryo thrusts that hand forward, and releases the chi blast at Abigail, with ribbons of light tracing down the veins of his forearms, and out of the tips of his fingers. The resulting blast actually interrupts Ryo's forward momentum, and in the air, he is sent backwards a few feet as he descends back towards the earth.
COMBATSYS: Ryo successfully hits Abigail with Ko'oh Ken.
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Ryo 1/-----==/=======|=======\=====--\1 Abigail
Agigail isnt' exactly brimming with options here. He squints his eyes as his body drops back into a combat stance and he studies Ryo's movements as best he can, only for Ryo to unleash light itself upon the behemoth. He tries to bring both of his massive arms up to shield his body but it's to slow, too little and too late. The blast erupts into him with a loud roaring impact of chi slamming into his impossible physique. Energy crackles around and though him until he suddenly splays both of his massive arms to the side, dispersing what's left of the chi-strike and then wobbling abit to regain his balance.
A single foot then slams forward, shaking the earth as Abigail lunges and looms high overhead, casting Ryo into shadow. "You can't get away!" he roars before slamming his palm into the ground just infront of Ryo, and shaking the area violently in an attempt to throw Ryo off balance. The quake spreads itself back out into the parking lot and then into the arena itself. Abigail, for his part, keeps going.
Both of his massive hands reach for Ryo, intending on taking him and lifting him suddenly into the air in an attempt to lodge the man firmly into the branches up above.
What comes next is...strange but thunderous. Abigail's gigantic hands begin to blur into movement like that of a boxer working a speedbag save each of his strikes might as well be like getting hit by truck as he rolls his strikes for Ryo's body.
"Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora!!!"
COMBATSYS: Ryo guards against Abigail's Abigail Special.
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Ryo 1/---====/=======|=------\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo lands from his flying fireball attack just in time for Abigail to unleash his assault. The Kyokugen Dragon lands as the earth ripples, and struggles to maintain his balance, affording the giant Abigail the opportunity to hang him in the air.
But, Ryo is not defenseless. Suspended as he is from a tree branch, the karateka sees those punches coming in, and each one is met with a raised knee, defending himself against the brutal assault even when he should be helpless. His hands work, lifting him up, so that his shirt no longer tangles him, and he drops free.
"Making use of your environment. That's pretty solid, right there. I like that! That was a pretty good attack, too. Fast hands. Let me show you mine!"
Ryo comes in close, daring the grip of the behemoth, and launches his own flurry of punches. One hand. His fist becomes a series of blurred images as he unleashes a barrage of punches, high, low, and everywhere in between against Abigail's massive body. Just when it seems like it might not ever come to an end, Ryo's other fist comes rushing up into an uppercut that extends as high as he can, while still remaining grounded. Aimed straight for Abigail's chin.
"Zan Retsu Ken!!"
COMBATSYS: Abigail auto-guards Ryo's Zan Retsu Ken EX.
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Ryo 1/---====/=======|=------\-------\0 Abigail
That...wasn't supposed to work quite that way no. In most of Abigail's experiences. That's a game ender. His Abigail ZSpecial. Luck or battles against other truly monstrous beings able to weather such assaults are about the only time one is able to withstand his key attack and keep coming and yet here is Ryo, not only weathering the assault but bouncing back with a smile and compliment! It's enough to make the behemoth consider questioning his own fist but then one remembers..this is World Warrior. If weathering such punishment is going to happen anywhere, it's going to be here.
Ryo is upon him in a flash and Abigail reacts by instinct. His vast swollen physique pumps up even -larger- as Ryo's fists slam against him with thudding force that lasts the trees around the two down and rocks moe shockwaves though the area, cracking the pavement and tilting parked cars onto their sides.
"Yeah!" bellows Abigail, his huge chest pressing out against Ryo's final assault to block it with a push back capable of blowing back a herd of oxen shoving against him. That last uppercut clips him and Abigail leans forward and then lunges in while balling both of his fists up into twin boulder sized balls of meat and bone. He spins, whirling around and then brings the hammer blow arcing around for Ryo with maximum strength.
COMBATSYS: Ryo dodges Abigail's Hammerblow.
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Ryo 1/---====/=======|-------\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo's Zan Retsu Ken seems to be colliding into a giant, lifeless slab of beef. It feels no pain. It has no reaction, and in the end, it is largely ineffective. If he was Rocky Balboa, it would be great. But he's not, and this isn't Philly. This is The World Warrior tournament. Or at least the qualifiers. He needs to do some damage.
Abigail's push back actually helps Ryo, though. As Abigail flexes, the Invincible Dragon is pushed, and he, at first, stumbles back, but as he sees those massive meathooks come balling up together, Ryo knows what is about to befall him. So, he uses that backwards momentum, leaping back, out of the way as the hammering blow crashes down, finding him an elusive target, indeed.
But, as the attack would leave Abigail conveniently leaning forward and all, Ryo will take the opportunity to crouch low, and come rising back up with a thunderously powerful uppercut that carries him high into the sky.
COMBATSYS: Abigail blocks Ryo's Koho.
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Ryo 1/---====/=======|=------\-------\0 Abigail
It is indeed a dead heat, as Abigail himself would say. But right now he's actually -trying- to focus, as if well aware it's so close. A moment of lucidity and instinct strikes him and he refrains from a quip and instead lumbers into and weathers the immense impact of the uppercut by twisting slightly to allow the brunt of the attack to slam into his momentous shoulders.
He immediately reacts to this, almost as if it were a counter attack. His body lunges straight up, leaping off the ground with such force that a depression is left behind him from the force of the lift off.
His knee's curl up towards his chest and then as he drops back down towards Ryo, he kicks both legs back out again in a thunderous two legged drop kick at the martial arts master. "Let's take it to the finish line, Ryo!" he roars out.
COMBATSYS: Ryo dodges Abigail's Ontario Drop.
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Ryo 1/---====/=======|-------\-------\0 Abigail
5tRyo's playing the duck and weave game. Again, Abigail takes to the sky to attack him, this time with a classic drop kick. These moves are powerful. They're effective, but... they are telegraphed. It makes it easier for the Kyokugen fighter to read them and respond accordingly. He ducks to the side, sliding out of the way as Abigail comes crashing down with house-shattering force.
He's feeling the burn in his lungs, though. Starting to feel winded. So much channeling and using elite techniques. Perhaps the karateka should take it back to basics?
As Abigail lands from his attack, Ryo is already on him, fist cocked back to deliver just a straight, forward jab, more meant to sting and disrupt Abigail's attention than to truly do any real harm.
COMBATSYS: Abigail blocks Ryo's Jab Punch.
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Ryo 1/---====/=======|-------\-------\0 Abigail
It's turned into a war of attrition then. Abigail knows he only needs to get one real good hit but at the same time he is not limitless in his stamina and it's beginning to show. This back and forth isn't something he's quite used to either and it's serving to sap him bit by bit.
Frustration flashes briefly in his eyes but as Ryo comes in for the attack, the frustration turns into calculation and Abigail's massive hand is suddenly raised, catching the fist dead in its swing and then pulling to yank at Ryo to pull him in even closer.
As he does this, his other fist raises, filling up Ryo's field of vision with its immensity but versus swing, at the very last second, Abigail's massive finger flicks out in a finger flick poweful enough to send men three times Ryo's size hurtling away from Abigail at the impact..
COMBATSYS: Ryo blocks Abigail's Red Leaf.
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Ryo 1/--=====/=======|=------\-------\0 Abigail
War of attrition it is. Ryo notes that the larger man seems to be feeling the exhaustion building up, too. Good. He's fairly certain that, if it becomes a test of stamina, he'll pull through in the end. Ryo's a large man. A powerfully built man. But Abigail is nigh inhuman. And lugging around that kind of weight really does have to have a debilitating effect, over time.
This exact thought, however, drives Ryo on. It focuses his will, and steels his resolve. The reaffirmation somehow lessens the aching sting of built up lactic acid in his muscles. His breathing steadies from ragged gasps where he's just gulping down as much air as he can, to something steady and rhythmic. He looks... fierce.
And when Abigail poises to flick at him, Ryo knows better than to just ignore it. He raises his arms up, crossing them before his face and using them to absorb the impact, though it still has him sliding back.
Ryo steps forward, and reaches out, grasping to take a hold of the straps of Abigail's shirt.
COMBATSYS: Abigail barely endures Ryo's Tomoe Nage.
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Ryo 1/=======/=======|===----\-------\0 Abigail
And, having grabbed hold of Abigail's shirt, Ryo uses that tanktop as leverage to... straining... hoist the giant man up. He turns his back, using his hip to gather more leverage, and utilizing the sheer might contained within him, Ryo does the impossible. He upends the mountain of a man that is Abigail, and sends him over his shoulder, just to slam him with all of his might onto the ground at his feet.
Plumes of dust billow into the air up and down the city block as the force of Abigail's weight slams into the earth and the immense man lays there, sprawled out like some up ended semi truck. The wind is taken from him and his massive body rebounds a few times before settling. He then blinks his eyes open, pupils dilating to pinpricks as his large lips purse into a perturbed frown. He's still not out.
"Oh yeah!" he roars, "It's a Dead Heat alright"!
From his prone position, the giant rolls, looking to literally crash his nearly half ton frame into Ryo to try and bring the martial artist to the ground as well while Abigail lunges up towards a standing position. A massive arm raises high and then arcs around in a thunderous swing to sweep down and try and catch Ryo before he can recover and possibly send the man hurtling.
"It's not over yet!"
COMBATSYS: Abigail successfully hits Ryo with Rampage.
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Ryo 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo is taken off guard by the rolling. It topples him, and sends him to the ground, where Abigail is free to follow through on him with a surprising swiftness. Ryo is swept up, sent flying, and crashes into a nearby food cart, sending produce and gyro meat flying every which way. His body lays limp in the crushed street cart for a moment. Could the Kyokugen Warrior be knocked out?
Apparently not, judging from the laugh that follows. "Not over yet..."
Ryo pulls himself up and out of the mass of shattered and bent metal, and cranes his neck from side to side. This sends a series of cracks down his vertebrae that sounds not unlike the sound of a bundle of celery being snapped. Dull, wet, crackling.
He burst forward, closing the distance between himself and Abigail with a renewed vigor and the light in his eyes burning brighter than the sun. As he closes, he draws back a fist, and launches it forward.
What ensues next is a seemingly endless assault of punches and kicks. Interchangeable. From seemingly every direction. High. Low. Right. Left. Center. Straights and hooks. Roundhouses and front kicks. It's a dizzying thing. A veritable whirlwind of attacks.
In the end, it finishes with a fierce, bone crushing uppercut. The Kyokugen dojo's infamous Koho technique. Ryo rises from the ground, but only a few feet, before he lands and follows through with the opposite fist, this one blazing with brilliant blue-white ki that envelops his fist and the couple of feet surrounding it. As he rises into the air, and spins, that trail of energy swirls and spirals around him in a coil, and the sheer force of the blow creates a thunderous sound that uncannily resembles the roar of a great beast.
COMBATSYS: Ryo dazes Abigail with #Retsu Ryuko Ranbu#!
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Ryo 0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0 Abigail
Well that seems to do it then! The assault batters Abigail and finally manages to pierce his defenses enough that the brute is lifted from the ground and with the last elemental force applied against him, he's sent tumbling backwards into a cluster of trees that had yet escaped the turbulent battle unscathed. They break before him like matchsticks but do cushion him enough to keep him from going back further.
He wobbles to his feet, bruised, dazed and confused..and then falls back to a knee, unable to get up and push himself any further and uncertain of what he can reasonably do even if he did try. With that, it seems the victory goes to Ryo!
COMBATSYS: Abigail takes no action.
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COMBATSYS: Abigail can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Ryo has ended the fight here.
After it's over, Ryo stands there, battered and bruised, but victorious. As Abigail does Khaleesi a solid by bending the knee, Ryo relaxes from his fighting stance, and slumps. Bending over, he puts his hands on his knees and starts gasping for breath. "Oh man. That was close. Real close. You're good, but like I said, you need to work on your technique!"
Brushing off the knees of his gi pants, Ryo slowly straightens himself back up, placing his hands on his sore lower back as he walks over towards Abigail, and says, "There is no limit to the Way of Kyokugen! You should come join my dojo! We always accept strong disciples."
With that, the Invincible Dragon of Kyokugen turns, and settles down into a seated beside one of the felled, splintered trees that the behemoth man had taken out when he was sent flying by Ryo's ultimate attack. He looks tired. But he's grinning from ear to ear. "Man... I'm gonna need some of dad's barbecue after all of this. I wonder if there's anywhere good to eat nearby..."
A gyro cart would have been nice...
Log created on 00:02:33 02/20/2018 by Ryo, and last modified on 00:48:06 02/23/2018.