Neo League 0165 - NL#0172: Dennis vs Kongou

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Description: Still trying to improve his rankings despite his loss to Tarmo, Dennis challenges the giant Kongou to a fight, hoping to use his experience fighting Abigail. Unfortunately things don't go so well for Metro City's cleanest cop at Southtown's dirtiest river.

The camera crews of the Neo League were getting a little unhappy with Dennis' choices of where to fight in Southtown. The truth was this wasn't Dennis' city, and he didn't want to be responsible for any of the destruction in it. So when he stumbled across the somewhat disgusting river here near one of the high schools, he decided this was as good a place as any to have his bout against Kongou, whom Dennis had very little knowledge about.

Needless to say, this wasn't true of the officials who were also present, one of them trying to convince Dennis here and now not to go through with the fight. "You don't understand, officer," the man tells him. "This man is much larger than your last opponent."

Dennis had brought a box of donuts of course, which he had set up in a nearby table among all sorts of other refreshments -- a breakfast spread courtesy of Dennis' professional sponsors, Dukin' Donuts. "Oh, I bet he can't be any bigger than Abigail," he tells the man. "Don't worry about me! I hope it's going to be a good fight!" He rolls his shoulder, standing at a clearing near the river, looking at some of the trash here. "Besides, maybe the coverage will help this dump get fixed."

Oh Dennis. Dennis, Dennis, Dennis. This is Southtown. The strange, the unusual, the impossible, the bizarre. It roosts here as if it had a five star hotel room and it will never leave. Never doubt the strangeness of Southtown - especially where things like living war machines and magical beings are concerned.

The ground begins shaking with low rumbles. There is a sound of trees cracking. Branches being splintered and roots being upended as tree trunks sunder coming from the direction of the park. The camera crew sighs and the officials look nervous and shrug.

"Can't say we didn't warn him."

Then Kongou finally arrives, emerging from the park with a casual but thunderous jock like..waddle-lumber that crushes the trees on either side of him and brings him down into highway seperating the park from the river docks and sprawl where the fight takes place in. Cars swerve to avoid him but he keeps on moving with a wide grin on his face. He is indeed..very very large.

"Greetings! Are you...Dennis?" he rumbles, cheerfully, despite boulder sized hands clenching and gigantic knuckles cracking with a sound like a canyon opening up. "I am Kongou. You will entertain me, okay??"

"We think he's some sort of Darkstalker." says one of the managers, "Whelp..good luck!"


Oh. He is big -- bigger than Abigail, even. Dennis looks up and up and up at the man, backing up a few steps and making an uncomfortable chuckling sound. "Wow," he says, awed. "I didn't really expect anyone to be as big as you, uh, Kongou, sir. I hope I can hurt you," he says with a nervous laugh.

He leaps into the air, doing a backwards somersault and landing just out of arm's reach of the massive behemoth, still having to look at him even as he gets into the Rodfield street brawling stance.

"Well. I bought donuts, but I think you're too big for them to really be filling at all for you. So how about we just get right to it, huh?" He gives a few shadboxing jabs, despite his anxiety.

"Very good!"

Kongou claps his hands together a few times, continuing his oblivious approach and crushing his way through the barriers seperating the highway and sidewalks from the designated fighting area. He thunders to a stop, muscles tightening up and slowly relaxing like the movement of an avalanche under his blue and purple hued flesh.

"I applaud you wanting to get right to it, Dennis sir."

With that he just sort of stands there, waiting but still with that grin on his face. He's affable at least.

"Let us begin. Don't hold back, okay?"

COMBATSYS: Dennis has started a fight here.

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Dennis           0/-------/-------|

"Don't hold back," Dennis echoes, and then there's another nervous chuckle as he regards his opponent, his hands clenched into fists while he stares up and up at him. "Right," he says, tongue anxiously drawing over his lips. "I'd say the same to you, but..."

Fortunantely for Dennis - fighting Abigail has prepared him for this moment. Abigail is known as The Superhuman Hot Rodder for good reason. The brutes physical strength defies logic. Yet Dennis ha sustained hits. If he has sustained hits from Abigail then he can hopefully sustain hits from this behemoth. Hopefully.

Kongou seems to have faith, as he does in all fighters. There are those that sadly do not live up to his expectations but such is fate. You will either prove yourself to him or end up crumpled up on his fists. Speaking of fists. He's suddenly on the move. Both of his massive hands swing around as he lunges forward in a quick step that rocks the ground. His hands clap together violently. A thunderous blast of force erupts out from them. Sheer air pressure blasting out away from him to blow away trash and rubble as it rockets at Dennis.

Maybe they -will- clean the area up!

COMBATSYS: Kongou has joined the fight here.

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Kongou           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Dennis

COMBATSYS: Dennis just-defends Kongou's Thunderous Applause!

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Kongou           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Dennis

This is true that his battles with Abigail has prepared him to fight a much more stronger opponent than himself, though that doesn't stop him from recoiling from the sheer force of the giant's clap -- and when the thunderous blast of force erupts from the beast that is Kongou's hands, he immediately flinches, staggers back -- and then leaps up and lets the shockwave carry him several meters away before he lands on his feet, sneakers skidding back from the momentum of the attack.

"Whoa," he breathes out, before he begins sprinting back at the behemoth, deciding to open with the move he almost always does -- a charge straight at his opponent, trying to leap up and ram his shoulder into the beast's stomach.

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Dennis' A-Train Crash.

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Kongou           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Dennis

He doesn't have to jump very far. Kongou is huge but not -that- huge and his crouching down to better balance his center of gravity also brings his torso easier into target range..but also helps to better his defensive abilitis as when Dennis slams into him, full bore, he barely blinks and just keeps grinning.

"Oh ho! Well done!" he rumbles before bringing a massive hand up and lunging at the recoiling Dennis in the immediate space following the impact.

There is a pause and then a sudden surge of strength as he literally flicks a finger up with the force of a battering ram.

"I am going to like Neo League this term!"

COMBATSYS: Kongou successfully hits Dennis with Ten-Ton Flick.

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Kongou           0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0           Dennis

"Yeah, that uh... that tracks," Dennis says when his shoulder does little more than cause the giant to blink, looking up at him and taking a step back with that anxious chuckle of his. And then that hand launches at him and he shoots his arms up to block, but when nothing happens, he lowers his arms, confused -- right before the finger slams into his stomach, sending him flying backwards and hitting the ground, into a violent rolling tumble that ends with him on his feet, but holding his middle.

"Would you believe that isn't the first time that's happened to me?" He chuckles breathlessly, but then he begins to sprint back at the behemoth, leaping up and doing a frontword somersault that ends with leg kicking out to try to crash down on the giant's head.

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Dennis' Straight-Edge Slash.

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Kongou           0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0           Dennis

"Of course! I have observed that there are those here whose strength may compare to my current weakened state. I hope to one day challenge them as I quest to recapture my lost power!" He straightens up as he speaks, spreading his massive arms wide and seemingly expanding his body even larger as if he was somehow compressing his gigantic physique.

"You are also part of that process, good Dennis--"

The blow lands home solidly - or seems to at least. Kongou's head takes it straight on and a shockwave rolls through his body but again he seems to have braced, weathering the attack by moving just a little this way or just a little that way. His way of blocking at times. Merely tightening up his body.

He grunts, the sound unpleasent even if his smile has yet to leave his face. A massive fist clenches and his first full on punch is thrown - hurtling up at the airborn Dennis in an attempt to catch him before he lands. There is a sudden boost of speed and a summoning of supernatural power for if the blow lands, it will launch the man high into the air. The force of the attack as much from the punch as it is the potential landing.

COMBATSYS: Kongou knocks away Dennis with Orbital Launcher.

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Kongou           0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1           Dennis

For Dennis, things may have been moving in slow motion as he watches his heel collide with the giant's head, and Dennis' eyes widen at the relative ineffectualness of the blow before the punch suddenly crashes right into his body, sending him flying higher than even the monster's height who struck him. There's very little he can do but crash right back into the ground hard, and he groans once he's in the dirt, slowly struggling to his feet.

"Tht was incredible," he breathes out, "But I'm not done yet!" He sprints back at the giant, as he's wont to do, despite the bruises and dirt on his body, and he tries to roll under the creature's legs before attempting to drive his foot into the giant's shin. "Take that!"

COMBATSYS: Kongou blocks Dennis' Light Kick.

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Kongou           0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1           Dennis

Again - the colossus weathers it like a sequioa being battered against. Kongou hrms, mouth closing though still smiling - albiet grimly. Nobody ever said he -looked- friendly after all.

"Very good!" he rumbles in encouagement even though it seems as if he's got a strong lead so far. But things can turn.

He lunges a hand down as he lifts a leg up and turns, attempting to put some small distance between himself and Dennis. He grasps for the leg and then if he manages a connect, rears back and swings his arm around before releasing him, trying to send him once again tumbling through the air.

COMBATSYS: Kongou successfully hits Dennis with Fling.

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Kongou           0/-------/-======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Dennis

Dennis chuckles in this anxious, disheartened way when his kick does nothing as well, and then he's snatched up and thrown through the air, sent tumbling head over heels to crash into his refreshments table, getting food and milk all over him. His whole body covered in bruises now, he struggles into a seated position, and sees the donut box is still perfectly intact, the donuts having formed a pile that served to clog the opening so that none would fall out. Pushing it over, he snatches a donut from it and begins chowing down as he rises...

COMBATSYS: Dennis blitzes into action and acts again!

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Kongou           0/-------/-======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Dennis

COMBATSYS: Dennis successfully aids himself with Donut Stash.

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Kongou           0/-------/-======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Dennis

Before, chomping down at that donut, he begins moving at Kongou with renewed speed, Metro City's cleanest cop lunges forward and up, his fist aiming itself right for the giant's face!

COMBATSYS: Dennis successfully hits Kongou with Blue Light Bash.
- Power hit! -

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Kongou           1/-------/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Dennis

Now that did something.

The goliath staggers, rocking backwards for the first time and teetering like a tree caught in a wild rushing wind. His head jerks to the side before his neck tightens and a huge flex bulks out his torso, muscles moving like lurching landmasses.

Like some sort of club, his arm raises - a massive fist forms - and it all comes crashing down to try and bring Dennis down to the earth and actually pin him by causing hte ground to yield from the pressure around the cops body.

COMBATSYS: Kongou successfully hits Dennis with Seismic Crush.

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Kongou           1/------=/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Dennis


When the fist collides with him, Dennis is brought down completely by it, face first. If his body was covered in light bruising before, now he's all bloody and battered, and from the wheezing underneath the heavy, club-like limb, it sounds like he's exhausted, too. Slowly standing against that huge fist, but barely, he manages to dislodge himself from underneath it.

"I think you got me," he admits, grinning through bloody teeth. "I'm not doing so hot."

Still, unwilling to go down without a fight, he lurches forward into the giant's personal space, trying to drive both of his fists held together into the giant's stomach, and if that works, he'd leap up and drive both knees into the giant's face, then come crashing down on Kongou's head with his elbow.

Granted, that's a lot to try to land.

COMBATSYS: Dennis successfully hits Kongou with Rodfield Thrash.

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Kongou           1/---====/=======|>>>>---\-------\0           Dennis

It is time for Dennis to show his mettle.

And he does. He really, really does. Kongou is rocked by the impact. His body teeters backwards, leaning over violently from the force of the epic blow Blood visibly drawn now as he tilts over and then moves a gigantic arm out to quickly brace his body to keep from completely falling to the ground from the force of the attack.

At the last second ..he seems to pivot and he whirls his body around to bring a massive fist up once more for Dennis. It arcs up like a rocket. Aiming to slam into his body and once more send him hurtling into the air--

COMBATSYS: Kongou knocks away Dennis with Gigaton Crush.

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Kongou           0/-------/----===|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\1           Dennis

COMBATSYS: Dennis can no longer fight.

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Kongou           0/-------/----===|

The ground buckles as Dennis is launched skywards and Kongou leaps - blurring past him like some sort of missile. The Metro CIty cop slams into the giants waiting torso like hitting a wall and for a moment the two seem to hover in the air as they reach the apex of their flight...and then plummet downward. Kongou spins, arms wrapping around Dennis briefly only to finally release him - and slam into the ground with a massive belly flop.

The earth heaves and the fight managers and camera men and observers are all bounced up from the ground before settling down.

Kongou lays there for a few extra seconds and then pushes up off of Dennis and leaps away, landing in a readied crouched position.

Readied crouch position or not, Dennis doesn't get up from that full body press on top of him. He stays down, groaning, his hands moving for the ground to slowly push himself up onto his knees, but he doesn't try pushing himself up any further than that.

"What a fight," he says with a weak chuckle, looking up and up at the massive giant. "I'd like to fight you again someday. Maybe next season," He lets out an anxious laugh, while the officials and cameramen try to find their footing, one of the officials clears his throat to call the fight.

"Kongou wins," he says.

"Yeah, wow. I hope Tarmo gives you a better fight than I did," Dennis tells the giant. "I'm definitely gonna tune into that one."

"You did well!" declares Kongou. He gives a sideways thumbs and then seems to realize that's wrong and gives him a thumbs up.

"You survived. Tarmo you say? Hmm..I will find him and challenge him because you said so.

This seems to be good enough for the blue colossus and he nods his head and turns to begin walking away from the river bank and fight zone. The trash has been blown away at least. Now there's just a few...craters here and there.

Log created on 17:08:25 05/05/2021 by Dennis, and last modified on 18:11:32 05/07/2021.