NFG Season One - Fighting for Charity

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Description: Braun finds Felicia running a fighting exhibition down in Metro Square with the proceeds going to charity! The werecat and lion man do battle.

There is a little event going on in Beat Square--since it's kind of public, and it often times hosts events for charity. In true Metro fashion, this particular one is actually related to various 'Toys for Tots' related charities, however this one's a little different.

"Hey everyone, it's Lady Felicia, and you can go a round with me! Arm wrestling, bare knuckle fighting, I do it all!" there is a little printed sign setup reading out "Go toe to toe with everyone's favorite Catwoman! along with a series of rates of different 'activities', the highest being a flat out match with her. It's not /that/ much, but the various things do add up. One also has to factor in the Catwoman's healing factor, so she's been here most of the evening. She's relaxing atm in a metal fold-up chair next to a cooler, with a bathrobe on. The robe's not necessarily for the cold, even if it's getting there--this IS a family family sorta fundraiser and all, and her just waltzing around like she is normally might send the wrong message, aheh.

Of course, there had been a few people jeering and actively protesting the event, due to the fact Darkstalkers aren't exactly that loved around Metro, thanks to past events, but the cops have been decent in keeping things under control.

It's NFG's own burly brawny beastman. Braun makes his way into the square with little fanfare aside from some occasional pictures being flashed and moment sof his name being called out. He has become something of a celeb, after all. Fighting in a tournament on the global scale of the New Fighting Generation can do wonders for ones reputation if you know how to leverage it and in his case it's something of a mionr rags to riches story. He entered this competition to spite the traditions and beliefs of his clan and to unlock more of his sealed powers and has become something of a sensation even though he's lacking in solid victories just yet.

Eithe way, the brutish beastman prowls through the square on his way to another event.. An interview or a podcast or something..only to slow as he takes note of the event taking place and, especially, Felicia. He raises an eyebrow and frowns mildly, curling his lips about his fangs before reaching into his pocket to pluck out a toothpick as he begins to approach.

"Th'hell kinda charity drive is this...?" he mutters. As he passes by some of those with anti-Darkstalker sentiment, he begins causing something of a stir that sends a ripple through the crowds but nothing that causes anything noteworthy yet. His growing 'influence' seemingly working both for and against him there.

Felicia blinks as the very large lion man begins to approach, the crows thinning and parting a bit like the red sea to make way for him. Not just because they fear him, but also there's some shock and awe factor there too. The catlady's face meanwhile lights up, apparently finding this turn of events just what the doctor ordered.

"Hey there! glad you showed up, nice to have another big supernatural around, especially with some of the peanut gallery over there," Felicia grins and jerks a finger towards the protestors.

"Decided to do this thing where folks get to pay to fight me, some of them weren't that serious, but I still give them a fight either way--unless they want to arm wrestle or compete in lifting weights," she steps toward the lion man and looks him over.

"You maybe looking for a fight? For a good cause," she seemed a bit curious about the man, idly leaning towards him and sniffing a bit. Cat things, you know.

'Lion' seems to be a dominant element but there's overall just some sort of generalized 'great cat' element to the brute. Sabretooth tiger may certainly come to mind as he curls his lips slightly, revealing massive canines and fangs as he lifts an eyebrow and studies Felicia and considers her words. He then glances around him, noting the crowd reactions. Fear is certainly there considering what he looks like but he's also hardly unknown and considering the energy that NFG has brought to the city, there's no small amount of interested observers and even fans wandering about.

"Hnn..." he rumbles before looking back to Felicia, "Seems like some folk havin' some issues with.... 'Darkstalkers'..." He drawls the word out almost lazily, dragging it slowly and rumbling it as if he basically doesn't care what it means or how it applies. "They botherin' you?"

He studies her for a second and then raises an eyebrow, "Compete with you...lliftin' weights? Arm wrestlin'?" He glances to her arms and then to his, in a deliberate show of their differences. "Or a fight.....What's the catch? You know who yer talkin' to, babe? I guess maybe you not keeping up with the news..."

"Yeah, Metro's a big city, always gotta be a few bad apples around the big apple, y'know?" Felicia shrugged a little, but seh was already slipping her bathrobe off--but at the same time, her Catwoman features were already starting to gain harder lines and more beastial figure as she adjusted her body a bit. That was the plus of being a shapeshifter, after all--and since she had gotten better at it, she could go from looking usually pretty humanoid in silhouette to well... kinda hulked out cat werebeast. So a bit more of the giant limbed and muscled Felicia began to emerge, slowly.

"Ain't no catch, except you gotta pay money to enter, and more if you lose, but we can work things out later--somethin' tells me we can get some good donations off a good spectacle like this if you're down," she grinned, nodding. "I know, I've seen the NFG! I don't exactly qualify course, but I figure this might be good for cross promotion!" she grinned, putting up her dukes.

"Whaddya say, big cat--you wanna throw down?"

Now that got his attention. Braun reaches up and rubs at his bearded jaw in more consideration of this possiblity. His eyes rove over her form, clearly appreciating what he sees as she takes on a look more suited to fighting and more true to her nature. The shapeshifting doesn't exactly catch him off guard per se but he does seem more drawn in and his gaze lingers on her for a space of time juuuuust shy of being uncomfortable before he finally speaks.

" ogt my interest..."

The part about paying, he lets go in one ear and out the other. Discuss it later, indeed.

He gestures vaguelly for her to make a move into an area suitale for the two to have this match.

"Alright....let's throw some hands.."

"I take it you don't mind if we record the fight then, either?" Felicia leans her head to one side, letting the robe drape over the folding chair and then moving to step towards where they have a ring of sorts setup. It's got some ropes and barriers to it, so it's not exactly adhoc, but it's not like perfect containment, either.

"You alright with this? You're from Makai right, originally? my mom was, was born here though," she shrugs. "Consider myself an American citizen as much as anyone else," she gestured to the protestors again.

"I can kinda get what their problem is, since, well--Jedah /did/ kill a lot of people, but at the same time..." she gestured to the air a little, waggling a hand. "I'm also one of the darkstalkers trying to HELP the situation too, y'know?" the Catwoman pops a few joints on her neck and various other muscles, the beastial aspects of her physique now fully 'out', like the claws, tail, muscles, etc.

The giant besatman folds his arms and studies her. He then glances around. Certianly cameras are recording. Being a high profile figure in the fighting circuit - well contextually speaking...he's still a neophyte but that's the entire point of the NFG - he's getting filmed regardless of if he wants it or not. He studies Felicia and then finally shrugs and rests his hands against his waist.

"Do what ya want. Not like I can stop you and we aint contracted or something. If I do this it's gonna end up filmed and used for their propoganda anyway. Besides, I've got a match soon to try and get seeded in the final tournament so I can use the practice..." His voice trails off as he considers her words and then gestures dismissively.

"I'm not from The Makai. Not directly. I'm less 'pureblood' then you actually, from the sounds of it. I only look like I do cause o'the powers and traditions of my people and that I....shall we say..drank a lil'to much of the power we were guardin'. I guess we may have common ancestry so far as bestial folk from the Makai." He looks off to the side as he talks, clearly not liking some aspects of that.

"As to Jedah, well. Yer right. Thing is, I hear they kill a lot of their own anyway so kinda hypocritical to just start taggin' all supernatural folk and labelin' them. I guess any excuse to scapegoat folk will do. No skin off my back as long as they don't harass me personally..."

"Well sure they can film it, but we can also sell it for a good cause, like charity, and the needy, and... you don't seem to be really into the spirit of all that kinda stuff, huh?" Felicia grinned a little bit, apparently as a big optimist, she wasn't too put off by Braun's outlook on things.

"Just ignore them, anyway, we're what people really came to see, am I right?" she winks a bit, and continues a little warmup over there. It wasn't just for the cameras, also for her own benefit--Braun looked like he wasn't emssing around, exactly.

"Pretty much, but we gotta keep that stiff upper lip, and all that, besides, we're gonna show them what fighting is really all about," she cracks her knuckles, getting to her own side of the arena. "C'mon, do us good to help put on a show for the needy, don't care who wins, okay? maybe you can show me what the NFG really can do!"

"What makes y'think I don't care about the homeless?"

Braun sneers slightly, "I just aint the soup kitchen sort. Listen, if yer trying to do something to make a quick buck to help 'em then more power to you. I aint shamin' you for it or something. Sheesh.."

He rubs the back of his nose and sniffs a few times before just settling into a bit of a combat pose by spreading his legs and leaning forward abit, one massive arm drops low, revealing his huge claws and the other one raises into a ready striking position. He looks coiled, like a spring ready to launch.

Or a missile.

"Anyway if you want a show, you got it babe. Don't go complain' about any of my 'scratches' though..."

COMBATSYS: Felicia has started a fight here on the right meter side.

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                                  |-------\-------\0          Felicia

COMBATSYS: Braun has joined the fight here.

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Braun            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Felicia

"I heal quickly, 'babe', so don't worry about me--a salamander ain't got shit on this!" Felicia grins and jumps into the ring area, landing swiftly and bringing her clawed hands up, now much more visibly claws than they had been before, as were the ones on her feet. It paid to be a shapeshifter, after all.

"I'm feelin' really good today, but we wanna give these people a great show, so not gonan hold back at all, hope you're okay with that, lion hunk, hnnghhrr--" Felicia growled as she pulled herself back and literally almost up on her haunches, nearly on all fours, she sprung at Braun--rolling into a ball as she bounced toward him like a ball, her reddish claws coming out as she might get closer, seeking to deliver some scratches of her own!

COMBATSYS: Braun blocks Felicia's Aggressive Strike.

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Braun            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Felicia

"Darlin', I've been in fights with ninjas, crazy darkstalker hatin' priestesses and insane vampire queens. You can bring it on." Braun grins slightly at the 'hunk comment and he just waggles his eyebrows. "I got yer hunk for ya.." he grunts out while leanin back and forth in his combat stance.

And then she's on him in a flash. He holds his ground, lifting his forward leaning arm up in a defiant block of her slash as she arcs up infront of him and uncurls from her attack to leap up until a slash against his body. Her claws find no solid purchase on his tough hide but he is forced to furrow his brow abit as he tests her strength against his.

An instant later and he's on the move, pounding away from her in a lunging pounce to actually put some distance between them both in a surprising move considering his great size. One might think he's got the advantage of wanting to maintain close combat.

At least so it seems. For no sooner has he paced himself away from her does he spin and lunges out with an attack heading in her direction. A huge upper cut that sends chi dragging through the air spectacularly and that then launches the force wave at her from that distance, cutting through the air with rending force.

COMBATSYS: Felicia endures Braun's Shockwave Claw.

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Braun            0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0          Felicia

Felicia's claws rake out and she finds her hands and the pads on them instead impacting with bone and sinew--the feel of battle instantly rushing back to her. Her claws, however, feel like they're raking across glossed leather as the lion man steels himself for her attack.

"You're pretty tough--big beefcake aren'tcha--" Felicia attempts to dart back and raises a claw upwards as she feels the huge fist impact her jaw--teeth cringing and lips mashing together as blood and spittle flies.

She does not relent even after the shockwave blows into her, instead coming back with renewed ferocity and attempting to leap onto Braun with her claws bared, her legs trying to lock around his waist as she attempts to furiously claw at him!

COMBATSYS: Felicia successfully hits Braun with Scratch Attack.

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Braun            0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0          Felicia

"Ungh! Damn girl!"

That caught him off guard. It was a powerful series of strikes that violently tore into his massive torso and he staggers under the violent assault before suddenly bringing his massive arms up and spreading them wide in an attempt to then bring them forward, claws gleaming, as he attempts to grab hold of Felicia in the middle of her rapid fire swiping rampage.

He grits his teeth and if she doesn't manage to get away from him, he springs - leaping forward and spiraling into the air with her and pulling her free in the process.

Mid jump he'd then spiral into a spinning piledriver like manuever save with the added benefit of the air itself whirling around them like slashing claws as the air and ground are rended from the brutes rapid fire movements. When they come down it'll be with his great weight and huge claws atop her, attempting to crush her and pin her into the ground of the combat arena.

COMBATSYS: Braun successfully hits Felicia with Cyclonic Driver.

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Braun            1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1          Felicia

Felicia even latched onto Braun with her teeth, though she did not twist or jerk her head to tear during it--she could see into his face and gave him a wink during it, and a bit of a grin, before pulling back from her mauling assault.

"Ptui--damn, got hair on my tongue, not usual for me, if you'd believe it," she wiped her mouth with the back of her hand, eyes widening as Braun is already reacting to her attack with one of his own--a spinning piledriver!

"Ahhhh!" she has just enough time to screech and try to dart away before being utterly eclipsed by the huge lion man, who comes down on her with a wet CRUNCH.

"Oof... taking us down to the squish zone, are we," Felicia's voice sounds a bit more hoarse, as she's just been sorta flattened, there. She attempts to swing herself out from under Braun somehow, and get up to her feet--using the closeness of the two to wreath herself in prismatic chi cycling through all the colors of the rainbow, clawing, punching and kicking at him!

COMBATSYS: Felicia successfully hits Braun with Dancing Flash.

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Braun            1/--=====/=======|===----\-------\0          Felicia

If he wasn't taking her seriously before...he's doing so now and her good natured commentary and ribbing during this all, well, he's unsure if he's annoyed by it or just spurred on by it. It reminds him a little of Djamila -- and so does how hard she's hitting.

Braun emits a thunderous bestial roar as her rainbow hued assault rushes out against him and pushes him back to his feet once more, causing him to rebound back away from her and slide backwards and then reach up to touch his bloodied chest in surprise. His body trails some of that chi behind him as well and he then finally grins as it dissipates and his eyes flash abit.

Red chi crackles around him like lightning discharges. His body begins visibly growing, taking on a bigger and bigger more immense frame. The chi crackles about his garments, warping and shifting them to accomodate his increased size as he gains more then a foot in height. Truly indeed 'hulking' out, including his hair becoming a great flaming red mane and a tail sprouting from the back as his face takes on more leoning and great cat like features.

"Alright darlin'. I'll admit I underestimated you. I shoulda known better.... But you done pushed the right buttons babe... so get ready!"

He suddenly launche at her like a comet, seeing to cross her up and then on the other side lays into her again and then again as his massive hands drag energy behind themi in a barrage of chi enhanced strikes from his massive form. He moves like a shell from a battleship. Almost to fast to be seen until he finishes with a crossing of his arms and then a double clawed swing that leaves an 'x' shaped slash of energy in the air in a final slashing assault.

COMBATSYS: Felicia blocks Braun's Monarch's Relentless Fury.

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Braun            0/-------/------=|=======\==-----\1          Felicia

"Yeah--yeah! C'mon!" Felicia feels pretty great right now with all the chi flowing through her, causing her entire form to shimmer and flash all those different colors. It looks like a one woman dancer lightshow, of some sort. Which well, she's handled those sorts of things before in the past. As Braun roared her tail and her hair stood up though, as she held up her arms instinctively, defensively--the sheer force of the roar pushing her back a little as her clawed toes tried to curl and sink into the ground beneath her to stop herself.

The clawed nails on her feet dragged a substantial set of gauge marks on the floor of the arena as Braun's fist hit her like a battleship cannon shot--pushing her back and back--nearly out of the ring, her hair and fur standing up from the huge shock of electricity that erupted from him.

"Oof, you know, maybe we shoulda just played checkers..." she stumbled, before shaking her head a few times, still looking ridiculous from what the electricity did to her hair, but still going.

Noticing all the grit and debris stirred up on the arena floor, she let herself fall on all fours again--this time her feet toward Braun as she scratched up a huge flurry of bits of grit and asphault right toward him in a cloud!

COMBATSYS: Felicia successfully hits Braun with Sand Splash.

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Braun            0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1          Felicia

"Hnngh! Bit late for that girl."

Braun's voice rumbles with a heavy bass that seems laced with a perpetual growl as his enhanced from bears down on her only to come straight into the debris cloud that is kicked towards him. The sharpnel and stone tears at his massive frame even more so but he pushes through it, still grinning despite the fact that she -actually- has him on the back foot here.

"I gotta admit..." he rumbles, "You're as hard a fight as any I've had in the league. I guess it's true about just good fighters wandering around out there... But we aint done yet.."

There's a sudden *BOOM* as he launches at her. A trail of energy blazing behind him in a move not too unlike that she may have seen before from Gallon save in his case he attempts to cross her up and drag his claws past her in a sudden pass through attack.

Once on the other side he launches back at her again, spinning into a spiraling uppercut like assault that drags his enhanced chi through the air behind it, gouging both the ground and rending the sky as he leaps into the attack on her with a violent spinning assault.

COMBATSYS: Braun blitzes into action and acts again!

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Braun            0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1          Felicia

COMBATSYS: Braun successfully hits Felicia with Chimeric Crash.
- Power hit! -

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Braun            0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2          Felicia

COMBATSYS: Felicia interrupts Whirlwind Fang from Braun with ES Rolling Buckler.

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COMBATSYS: Felicia can no longer fight.

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"Have some cement chips! high in fiber!" Felicia grins as she holds a hand over her cheek and calls towards Braun, noticing he's gotten peppered by them. She isn't ready for what comes next, however.

The lion man rushes her, giving her a right cross which sends blood and saliva flying as she reels back, spinning even as the pads on her feet skid against the ring floor.

Braun has a bit of a surprise instore for him when he comes back at her from behind--the Catwoman spinning into a ball and the fiery blue chi that surrounds her begins to surge towards him as she turns and zips right into his head--spin dash-style, sorta!

After that impressive display of pyrotechnics, Felicia is blown back and lands rolling in a heap against the other end of the ring, the crowd cheering both contestants on. She looks pretty down and out of it, but manages to lift her head weakly.

"Oof... think I fused a few vertebra there..." she weakly attempts to shift her head, with a resounding click of bone. "Yeah..."

COMBATSYS: Braun takes no action.

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Braun            1/-------/=======|

The giant beastmans enhanced form seems to be blasted away by her final attack and display of lights. Braun emits a gurgling cry and is sent tumbling back to the ground again, his burly but less mammoth form sliding a fw paces.

HE nearly goes to the ground and indeed takes the knee...but at the last second is able to pull it back together again and he huffs, barely holding on..but slowly standing to look across the battlefield towards the cat woman.

"Man...." he rumbles before finally giving her a fanged smirk.

"You weren't jokin'. Yer really somethin'... Looks like I'm the last one standin' though but...barely. Yeah. Barely."

He hobbles back a fw steps and then grabs hold of one of the folding chairs to then drop his great frame down atop it, creaking it loudly under his weight.

"That was a surprise. Nice job. Youd' have cleaned it up in the why weren't you in it?"

COMBATSYS: Braun has ended the fight here.

Felicia can roll her eyes around to look at Braun and speak, but she's not using her body beneath her chin--her neck is broken. One of her large white-furred fingers does start to twitch however, as the Catwoman's healing factor starts to stitch her body back together.

"So you were able to get up after that? Damn... and nah, I've been out of the fighting game for way too long, I'd need to do some serious training to get back into anything competitive," she shakes her head, her brows raising as an abnormal lump in her neck is sucked back in and the bone structure there is righted.

She sits up after a while, looking up at him. "I've been at this way longer than you, and probably had an edge, but you did pretty good," she raised a great big furred fist towards him for a bump.

The giant beastman watches her heal back up in silence and then shrugs a little bit. It's not particularly jarring considering some of the things he was seeing in the NFG but at the same time not something he was expecting out of her. SUrprised again.

"Looks like I did more damage to you then I planned for.. Sorry." he drawls, "I'm usually more careful unless they ask for it. I guess you did."

He stands up from the chair, also looking more or less back to normal now.

"..And are you kiddin' me? IF that wasn't 'in fighting shape' I'm wonderin' what is. You almost dropped me after all. You'd be a match for any leaguer but it sounds got more experience then anybody in it and just need to catch up to yer actual peers. Anyway.."

He waves a huge hand, "Catch the tournament finals at some point. I got seeded after I beat the vampire queen so we'll see how well I do. This was a good warm up for the real deal I suppose..."

"I was doing it for a good cause, also, I heal, so--" Felicia winked at the man, though she still looked a little waverey. "Time to get something to eat after this kind of a workout~ and I need a bit of a spa session, definitely, after that one," she nods to the big lion man as he begins to head off.

"I'll be watchin' for ya! thanks for coming down!" she waves, before looking about at the crowd.

"Now to see if I can wring some more donation money outta these guys," she mutters to herself. The hustle never ends, especially when it's for a good cause.

Log created on 19:29:09 10/19/2023 by Felicia, and last modified on 09:56:30 10/23/2023.