Slamfest 2020 - SLAMFEST 2020 R2 - Maki vs Potemkin

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Description: A regular match for SLAMFEST 2020 - Potemkin vs Maki!

Another SLAMFEST is underway, and one of the fighters is already making her way to the ring as the music starts and her video appears on the giant screen. "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, on her way to the ring is none other than the Crimson Kunoichi of Metro City herself! It's Maki Genryusai!" The blonde-haired ninja gives a slight wave as she dashes down the ramp towards the ring. She doesn't bother using the stairs, instead leaping up onto the edge of the ring then vaulting over it and rolling into the ring.

Only here does Maki stop to wave to the crowd and smile a little. She bounces on her heels a couple of times as if beginning to warm up, before stepping back into her corner. She does some last minute stretching and warming up, although it's mostly just a formality as she waits for her opponent to arrive. She's not entirely sure who her opponent is, other than that his name is Potemkin.

"Bring 'em on," Maki would most likely say. "I love a good challenge!"


The roaring song shakes the arena and the vibrations of that noise are soon joined and then surpassed by the thunderous arrival of Potemkin. Accompanied by the sounds of military cannons firing, the behemoth literally seems to explode into view from his entrance in the arena, vaulting forward over the barriers established to protect the crowds, and landing in his corner of the Ring of Destruction with an impact that certainly triggers earthquake warning systems somewhere out there. The colossal soldier raises both of his arms and then erupts them into a volcanic like flex, straining his pressure suit to the ripping point as his muscles billow towards sizes that would put compact cars to shame.

""Code 4595605381-Potemkin: Reporting for action. Mission: TO SLAM!" he rumbles as he swivels his gigantic torso from side to side to allow the audience a full view of hs impossible physique. He then lowers his arms and points at Maki, deep voice rumbling from the darkness cast by his helm, "You are Maki, correct? Let's have a good match. Show me the passion behind your martial arts!"

COMBATSYS: Potemkin enters the arena, to the roar of the crowd!

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Potemkin         0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Maki enters the arena, to the roar of the crowd!

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Maki             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0         Potemkin

As Potemkin makes his entrance, Maki can only stare in disbelief at what she's seeing. Her eyes widen and her jaw hangs open for a moment. "Just WHAT the hell have I gotten myself into?!" Maki wonders aloud as Potemkin approaching the ring. She can't believe that someone could be THAT tall and muscular...

Then she remembers Abigail, and as Maki remembers Abigail and not only his name but also his personality, she can't help but chuckle a little at the giant buffoon who may have knocked her senseless last time, but he sure is quite the funny one!

As Potemkin greets Maki, she nods a little. "I'm Maki and I'm gonna show you why I'm the mistress of the Bushin-Ryuu style of martial arts!" She gestures towards him with a 'bring it on' gesture and a smile on her face. "Come on!"

Indeed, Potemkin is..quite the sight. Abigail is huge but Potemkin's proportions are downright ..comic book like for lack of a better description. The fact that he tips the scales at a weight that equates to that of the cars Abigail mods and lugs around. Nearly three thousand pounds of mass and he looks every bit that immense. To top it off he seems intent on not holding back despite the tremendous size disparity here.

"Good! I did not win against Mayor Haggar but that has simply given me more aggression to work off and a drive to restore Zepp's honor. Defend yourself!"

And with that he's lunging forward, hurtling into a slight hop of a jump that sends him into the air and then down towards Maki with a massive fist bigger then her body hurtling down at her in a blur of movement.

COMBATSYS: Potemkin successfully hits Maki with Mega Fist Shift.
Glancing Blow

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Maki             0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0         Potemkin

A fist that's bigger than her body?

Apparently Abigail isn't the only one who has that capability. Not that it makes any difference to Maki. If that thing connects with her, she's more than likely going to be a Maki pancake!

Then again, maybe not.

The ninja tries to roll out of the way, but the fist connects with her, albeit only slightly, but it still packs a bit of impact within it. She gets sent tumbling across the ring and into the ropes, but she recovers just in time to get back onto her feet.

"That must be what it feels like to be hit by a car," Maki comments as she winces a little before looking at Potemkin. "That was pretty good, but let me remind you that big things come in small packages!" With that, Maki leaps onto the ropes and uses them as momentum to fly towards Potemkin with her leg outstretched.

COMBATSYS: Potemkin blocks Maki's Hassou Kyaku.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0         Potemkin

He didn't expect that to land. Fortune seems to be on his side but these sort of things can change very very swiftly.

"Hrn." he rumbles as he hears Maki's quip - but he has little to no time to offer a comeback as she's darting across the ring like a launched javelin. Potemkin barely has time to square his immense torso and brace his body, allowing the ninja to impact against his monstrous chest with force that, quiet as it's kept, would probably do some serious damage to previously mentioned car. Potemkin, for his part, seems unphased and instead retaliates by lifting a massive hand up and then bringing the palm down, attempting to smash it into Maki and hurtle her to the mat before she can rebound or kick flip away from him.

COMBATSYS: Potemkin successfully hits Maki with Hammer Smash.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0         Potemkin

Again the big hand comes for her, and this time, Maki is totally unprepared. She is slammed onto the mat before she even knows what happened. The referee comes over to check on her, but despite her injured appearance, she waves him off as she stands up, groaning a little all the same. The blonde haired kunoichi slaps herself a couple of times to get herself back into the fight before glaring at Potemkin again.

"You think you've got size over me," Maki comments, rubbing at one of the bruises on her arm. "But let me tell you, buddy, I've taken on opponents like you, and you don't scare me at all!" With that, Maki jumps onto the ring post, at which point the referee begins to count to five, giving Maki five counts before she's disqualified.

"You can stop the count now!" Maki yells at the three count, leaping into the air and attempting to deliver a swift dropkick to Potemkin. Sure, she's not going to land as high up as she might like to, but at least she's trying her best!

COMBATSYS: Potemkin endures Maki's Big Boot.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0         Potemkin

"There are few, if any, who approach my size. Have you fought The Red Devil of Sector Seven? Or the so called Superhuman Hot Rodder? May your experience with me..teach you the differences between us!"

Potemkin's bellow resounds through the arena as Maki slams into him. He staggers, sliding a massive foot back and then suddenly he lunges forward with a single arm stretched out. It blurs for her like a run away semi-truck, possibly filling up her entire field of vision as the behemoth dashes forward and attempts to blast his arm into her.

COMBATSYS: Potemkin successfully hits Maki with Medium Lariat.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0         Potemkin

Maki's caught before she can even get her defense up and gets knocked OUT of the ring this time! She finds herself flat on her stomach for a moment, wondering where that train came from. It's only when the referee's counting brings her back into the world of the living. "Unngh... no more..." Maki grunts as she gets back up onto her feet and makes her way towards the ring.

Stepping back up like she did before, Maki somehow hops over the ropes again, and stares down Potemkin once again. "Even if I lose, I'll go down knowing I fought you without backing down." She smiles a little. "For the Bushin-ryuu practitioners never back down no matter how difficult things seem! So let me show you one of my favorite tricks!"

The blonde kunoichi suddenly drops onto the mat and then props herself up using her hand. Then she begins to spin around rapidly with her leg outstretched. Even the referee is astonished by this maneuver, but for Maki it's just her signature attack.

COMBATSYS: Potemkin just-defends Maki's Bushin Senpuu Kyaku!

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0         Potemkin

The momentum of the match seems on Potemkins side. For once. He beckons for Maki while rumbling loudly, "Give me your all. Fight honorably and with your full strength for I will hold nothing back!"

That declared, he braces himself as he sees her technique summoned forth. He pauses, only for an instant..and then suddenly lunges forward..pressing -into- the attack as the assault bears down on him. Sheer momentum, durability and brute strength powers him through and he brings both of his arms back and then forward again to try and slam his immense fists together with Maki caught between the incoming boulder sized hands. The rest of his body surges forth as well. A literal wall of tank crushing muscle attempting to slam into her.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Potemkin's Hammer Fall.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0         Potemkin

She's weakened and she just blew one of her attacks, but that doesn't mean Maki's down for the count!

Sure, Potemkin can try to crush Maki with his hands, but that's only if he manages to land his attack! Instead, all Potemkin gets this time around is air, as Maki somersaults out of the way.

"Sorry, not this time!" Maki yells as she lands behind Potemkin. While this may seem like a stupid method of attacking, Maki attempts to try to kick at him from behind. It's a simple enough kicking technique, but hopefully to show that she's not done yet!

COMBATSYS: Potemkin blocks Maki's Short Kick.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0         Potemkin

He's faster then he looks. Or at least has reflexes that defy his monstrous bulk. He might not win any sprints but he's got enough momentum and speed to turn in time to brace his body against her strike.

"Good!" he intones, "I was concerned. But now..."

He lunges again, his armored hands glowing a golden color as chi burns bright and visible. With a sweeping gesture he attempts to seize her..and then if he grabs her, to leap skywards with her straddled across his shoulders to be carried back down towards the ring for a destructive impact, "Potemkin..BUSTER!!!"

COMBATSYS: Potemkin successfully hits Maki with Potemkin Buster.
Grazing Hit

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Maki             1/---====/=======|=======\-------\1         Potemkin

There's a problem. Maki's just been grabbed and is being carried into the air. And now she's going down VERY fast towards the mat.


OK, not an actual explosion, but it sure feels like one!

Maki lies on the mat, writhing in pain after that last one. "Son of a..." She grunts as she gets back up, feeling like she just got hit by a runaway Shinkansen train (or a bullet train for those outside of Japan.) "Never... walk... in front of..." She shakes her head as she realizes that she's babbling.

"That reminds me of something Abigail once did to me. Unfortunately, after he did THAT to me, I did THIS to him!" With that, Maki steps towards Potemkin, but then realizes she's not carrying her tonfa as part of the rules of the ring. "Oh, damn it." Maki grunts, before she steps back a couple of steps, as if she's retreating, but then she suddenly dashes backwards into the ropes and then runs at Potemkin, attempting to strike him with her arm. Sure, delivering a clothesline to a giant might be dangerous, but Maki does what she has to.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Potemkin with Heavy Clothesline.

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Maki             1/----===/=======|=======\===----\1         Potemkin


The attack was daring. But it worked. It staggers the bruiser and shakes him somewhat from any sense of overconfidence that could be building. He's landing several good hits on the fighter and she's still coming. She's tougher then he anticipated. "It would appear it is time to increase my offense." he rumbles. There's a clacking and clicking and gear grinding noise as if something were unlocking. The next instant and he's lunging his massive hand forward, that chi glow there and his gauntlets also opening up to send a fiery burst of chi-tek developed energy roaring forth to aid in his crushing grasp, "HEAT KNUCKLE!" he bellows, allowing the charge to build should he grab Maki and then end with a ring shaking explosion of chi energy, "EXTENDED!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Potemkin's Heat Knuckle Extended.

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Maki             1/----===/=======|=======\=------\1         Potemkin

Sorry, not this time!

Maki cartwheels out of the way and shakes her head. "Sorry, no good!" She says while briefly giving a raspberry and pulling down under her left eye. But the funny face lasts only briefly. Maki returns to a normal expression and says, "I'm only warming up, I'll have you know!" She steps back a little and rolls her arms around a couple of times. "I've got quite a few tricks left up my sleeve." She looks at her shoulder and smiles. "Oh wait, I don't wear sleeves!" She chuckles, but then returns to a stern look. "Seriously, though, don't underestimate me!"

For a moment there's nothing as Maki stares down her opponent. Then she steps towards Potemkin carefully and attempts to deliver a swift punch. If it lands, she'll follow up with a couple more punches, and finish with a high kick. Normally it would send an opponent flying, but in this case it will barely faze Potemkin.

Still, Maki's one of those who likes a good challenge!

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Potemkin with Bushin Gokusaken.

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Maki             1/--=====/=======|=======\====---\1         Potemkin

Being barely fazed enough times can add up. Potemkin staggers, tripping backwards and regaining his bearings after a brief instant of being dizzied by the attack. He blinks a few times and then pivots, bringing his gigantic body around to sweep his massive hand towards Maki once more.

"Impressive. But you would do wise to not get cocky!"

His enormous hand grasps for the ninja and success sees him lunging forward with her and then hurtling her mat wise in a powerbomb that would certainly set car alarms off were they truly in the streets.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Potemkin's Brutal Powerbomb.

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Maki             1/--=====/=======|=======\===----\1         Potemkin

Now Maki's really showing her true colors. Apparently, when the Bushin-ryuu ninjas get warmed up, they really start to become more agile than ever! "Cocky? Me? Maybe I've made a few mistakes, but not always!"

One mistake Maki's not making is waiting too long to dodge. She twists around and then leaps out of the way of Potemkin. "Sorry, not this time!" She chuckles a little, which is odd considering she's still got a few bruises on her body.

"Never underestimate me! Trust me on that!" Maki adds as she attempts to strike at Potemkin once again, this time with a little less power than before.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Potemkin with Medium Lariat.
+=+=!= Power Slam! =!=+=+

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Maki             1/--=====/=======|=======\======-\1         Potemkin

A grimace and a brutal sounding grunt is all Potemkin has to say in answer to that. As predicted as a very strong possiblity, the momentum of the match has adjusted and it is he who is now on his back foot.

Things can change again. He's not down yet.

Despite that, he saves any quips for -actually- turning the tide and as the lariat hits, he holds his ground and then swings his monster arm around again. This time attempting to use Maki's own momentum against her in addition to his vast strength as his entire arm falls forward at her like a steel girder fired from a cannon.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Potemkin's Heavy Clothesline.

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Maki             1/--=====/=======|=======\====---\1         Potemkin

No way, not today!

Maki is attempting to show off now as she does a side split, dropping underneath the giant's clothesline attempt. Not only is Maki agile, she's also very flexible!

Pushing herself back up, Maki looks to Potemkin and pretends to yawn a little. "All right, I think it's time we finished things up a bit! So I'm going to show you a little something!"

With that, Maki steps back a couple of steps... then suddenly launches herself at Potemkin, attempting to land a flying kick into him. If that succeeds, Maki will throw a sequence of punches and kicks at rapid speed, before doing a vertical leaping kick. It would cause a lot of damage to a normal person, but Potemkin? Who knows?

COMBATSYS: Potemkin blocks Maki's Bushin Gou Rai Ha.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|=======\====---\1         Potemkin

That last leaping kick lands with a resounding impact that rattles the arena and sends the crowd into an roar.

Potemkin staggers..and then seems to suddenly stiffen as if gaining a new sense of strength and durability. His massive chest expands, pushing Maki back as he suddenly bursts into a glowing roar of chi.

"It is indeed time to finish things up. I truly apologize for this.."

And with that he suddenly lunges forward at her.. diving ahead in a blur of movement that attempts to seize her and then launch high into the air should he grab her. Both fighters would hurtle nearly the very ceiling of the massive arena with the ring far below ..and then Potemkin would spiral downwards, Makin beneath him to thunder into the mat with such force it could threaten devestating the entire ring as chi blazes and roars around them both like a comet.

Or she could dodge and the attempt be wasted. But Potemkin focuses on the positive instead!

COMBATSYS: Potemkin knocks away Maki with #Infernal Tour#.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|-------\-------\0         Potemkin

OK, WHAT was that?!

Whatever happened, it happened real fast. And it's left Maki down on the canvas so bad, that it's got the referee starting a ten count for her to see if she's been knocked out.

Somehow, she manages to get up at the eight count and get back onto her feet at the count of nine. But she's really winded now. She's having trouble catching her breath and is trying to keep from passing out.

"Win... or lose... doesn't matter..."

Maki stares at Potemkin. "Seems I got a bit cocky there.... But it's not over yet..." She glows a little like her chi is flowing within her again. "Still got.... a few things left..."

Maki leaps onto the ropes but doesn't bounce off of them yet. Instead, she focuses a little, and the referee stares at her, wondering if he should start to count to five or not. Then Maki suddenly flies at Potemkin like before, only this time if her kick connects, she plans to follow up with a few strikes as well!

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Potemkin with Tesshin Hou.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0         Potemkin

"You are tougher then I anticipated! You should be proud!" declares Potemkin after rebounding backwards a few steps and then bracing his body for Maki who is soon flying at him. To impact against his vast body is like slamming into the side of a fortress. Potemkin barely blinks. IF that. Instead he brings both of his colossal arms up, chi once more glowing about them..and before Maki can rebound away from him, he brings them back down towards the ground and slams them furiously into the ruined mat. A column of multicolored chi explodes up around him as his huge arms flex, nearly ripping through his pressure suit, attempting to blast over Maki before she can get away.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Potemkin's Trishula.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0         Potemkin

Weakened as she is, her adrenaline keeps her going, so Maki dodges out of the way of that energy. How she did it, nobody knows.

Or rather, Maki's not telling.

"Unngh... dammit..." Maki grunts, trying to keep from falling down. "Gotta keep myself..." She slaps herself and says, "Stick it out!"

Maki stumbles towards Potemkin and says, "Us ninja are tougher than you think!" She says, before attempting to step towards Potemkin with a swift hook. Normally she'd use her tonfa, but she's not armed, so she has to make do.

COMBATSYS: Potemkin blocks Maki's Genkou.

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Maki             0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0         Potemkin

He's running out of tricks. Slow and steady wins most races but it may not win this one. In truth, he did not expect Maki to make it through that last lunging attack but here she stands, fighting, and dodging his continued assaults.

Again he weathers her assaults like an invulnerable tank but it's clear he's getting close to running on steam as well.

But it's not over yet. "It seems we are more evenly matched then either of us first thought!"

Again he's on her, this time by lunging into the air and then literally falling towards her like a massive meteor.

COMBATSYS: Potemkin successfully hits Maki with I.C.P.M..
+=+=!= Power Slam! =!=+=+

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Maki             0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0         Potemkin

OK, so it's not looking like Maki's getting up after that. She's lying flat on the mat, and barely even showing any signs of moving.

The referee is kneeling down and checking on the make sure she still even has a pulse before he begins to count.

Of course, Potemkin could most likely take the time to pin her.

COMBATSYS: Maki takes no action.

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Maki             0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0         Potemkin

COMBATSYS: Maki has reached second wind!

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Maki             0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0         Potemkin

But then suddenly, Maki rolls forwards into a crouched position. "You thought... you had me... but it's not over yet!" She's hunched over and gritting her teeth, but the ninja is not going down that easily!

"Hn.. Just like Haggar. You all do not know how to stay down..."

Potemkin's suit issues warning signs. Notifications. He's nearly fully burnt out. But there's still a chance.

Another leap sends him rebounding off of the reinforced ropes. They -barely- support his weight. It's like a car being hurtled against them after all .. but it sustains him and vaults is huge body at Maki at which point he again lunges an arm out..and attempts to slam her once more to the mat!

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Potemkin's Flying Bulldog.

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Maki             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1         Potemkin

With that burst of energy that Maki gets, she gets a burst of adrenaline too. Meaning she effortlessly dodges the incoming attack from Potemkin with ease. And she's not ready to give up either. She goes back to the ringpost top, and doesn't even wait for the referee to start counting either.

Sure, she may have tried a dropkick earlier, but she's doing it again. Namely because she's got that burst of energy that just won't go away!

COMBATSYS: Potemkin fails to interrupt Big Boot from Maki with Heat Knuckle.

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COMBATSYS: Potemkin can no longer fight.

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Maki             0/-------/=======|

It's a swing...and a MISS.

Potemkin fires off another round of Chi-Tek but it goes awry and next Maki has slammed into him once again. He staggers backwards, teeters..and then topples over backwards to thunderously slam into the mat and against the ropes, bending them violently under his tremendous bulk. The behemoth is DOWN!

Seeing the opportunity, Maki goes in for the pin. She's worn out from the lack of adrenaline remaining, but she still manages to pin Potemkin as best as she can. The referee counts, "One! Two! Three!" Then the bell rings.

"Here is your winner by pinfall, the Crimson Kunoichi, Maki Genryusai!"

Weakened and out of breath, Maki raises her hand to acknowledge the cheers, while ignore those who are booing her. She looks to Potemkin and says, "That was a great match, you really gave me a run for my money." She smiles weakly before stepping out of the ring and making her way back up the ramp.

COMBATSYS: Maki has ended the fight here.

Log created on 19:51:46 02/15/2020 by Potemkin, and last modified on 08:49:27 02/17/2020.