SNF 2005.06 - Shingo/Mai vs Birdie/Ramon

Description: SNF match on the Boardwalk! Japan vs The World! Ok, not really. But it's fun to say. (Draw Match)

Location: Sound Beach Boardwalk, Japan.
Time: 3:45pm Local time.
An unusual location for this week's Saturday Night Fight. Which should technically be called Saturday Afternoon Fight given the time frame Howard Arena has scheduled for this match. The normally busy wooden walkway has been cleared just for tonight's special occassion. Save for the shops and stores that aren't of the mobile variety. What makes this fight even more unique is that it has been decided that this particular matchup between Japanese nationals and Foreigners will share the same rules found in the recently concluded King of Fighters tournament. One fight from each team squaring off against each other. Teammates only allowed to join after the first fighter gets knocked out.

Shingo is on the end of the boardwalk that has been assigned to his team and is finishing up talking strategy and tactics with his companion, the world-famous busy ninja Mai Shiranui. Whom probably has the most fans here in the crowd than any of the other three fighters. A glance given to their two opponents. Both of whom Shingo has faced in the past.

COMBATSYS: Shingo has started a fight here on the left meter side.

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Shingo           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Mai has joined the fight here on the left meter side.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|
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Shingo           0/-------/-------|

Mai Shiranui hasn't been waving enthusiastically to the crowd like she usually does, and moreover didn't appear in a showy entrance like she usually does. Instead, she's been chattering away with Shingo on strategy. It wasn't really her cup of tea, but the kunoichi knew it helped.
Once the two are finished, Mai gives Shingo a squeeze on the shoulder, and then turns to inspect Ramon and Birdie. Did the big one have a head wound or something...?

And Ramon himself is present, but spending more time with the crowd then anything else; Docked out in his standard black and green spandex, the blonde hispanic is laughing merrily with the press and offering an impromptu interview. He's scruffing a kid's head in the process, handing them a blue mask in imitation of the one he wore in Mexico. Even if the 'fan' doesn't quite realize who Ramon is, he still pulls it on -- a bit too big -- and begins to bounce up and down in a comical way. Yes, he's planning on staying in Southtown. Why? To expand his horizons. No, he's not currently bonking Vanessa. No, really. He's not. Yes, he'd like to.
Finally he dismisses them when a glance towards his watch shows the fight is about to begin. Sauntering into the middle of the boardwalk while stretching to either side, he begins a somewhat acrobatic warmup routine more fitting to a Yoga expert then anyone else. "Hey, esse. You can get first shot, okay? Show me what you got!" He's gesturing towards Birdie during this, of course.

COMBATSYS: Ramon has joined the fight here on the right meter side.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ramon
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Shingo           0/-------/-------|

The big, the black, and the bad that is Birdie in all his tall glory. His eyes glance to his partner, "Yea, yea." the big man grunts. "I'll show em what not, I will." His eyes dart towards his opposition, assessing silently his foes.

He glances quickly at Shingo, remembering how he recently stopped Birdie from a Zoo of a good time, but he decides to shrug it off, and deal with the maggot as best he can. A glance towards his partner however... well, Birdie isn't too impressed with it all. "Ah, Bloody hell! I came ere' expectin' some strong stuff, but all I gots are scrawny tykes!" He pouts slightly, as his trademark banana shoes lightly stamp against the wooden ground beneath him. "Well, a'ight then. Let's make this quick I will." With a quick run of his switchblade through his hair, Birdie steps to the arena, ready to destroy the 'kids' he's been sent to fight.

COMBATSYS: Birdie has joined the fight here.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ramon

The announcer makes his way to the top of the announcer's stand. Which is just him standing on a part of the Boardwalk's wooden railing. Pretty good balance. He must do this often. This particular announcer looking a lot more casual than his previous SNF incarnations. He couldn't be older than probably twenty-five. Tapping the mic to get everyone's attention, he waits for silence before continuing. "Good eveniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing Sound Beach! I hope you're ready for an exciting match!" There's a pause for applause and cheering. "In the red corner! We have that hot little number, the Mistress of Ninjutsu! Mai Shiranuiiiiiiiiiiii! And her partner for tonight is no stranger to Saturday Night Fight! We have Southtown's very own! Shingo Yabuuuuuuuukiiiiiiiii!" Wild cheering! "And their opponents! Hailing all the way from Mexico (pronounced the Spanish way), Lucha Libre professional! Raaaaaaaaaamonnnnnnnn! And his partner! The British Buldozer! Birrrrrdieeeeeee!" Even more cheering. "Get ready fighters! Go for broke!" With that he jumps off the railing and makes room for the fight to commence.

Shingo wastes no time in getting things started. He more than likely already greeted his opponents in his usual way of grins and waves when everyone first showed up. Now is the time for greeting with punching and kicking. He drops into his fighting stance and faces off his first opponent. Which looks like it's going to be the chain-wielding British behemoth. Let's see if the big guy can do more than look like he can take a hit. "SHINGO KIIIIIICKU!" The teenaged boy leaps into the air to bring his leg in a downward arc to the side of Birdie's mohawked head.

Mai waves a fan to the crowd, bouncing up and down on her feet. Her job is quasi-cheerleader for now.

Ramon returns to the edge of the crowd, keeping an eye upon the fight but going back to speaking with the press and random fans. He even signs a cute little plush Ramon doll. Aww.

COMBATSYS: Birdie blocks Shingo's Shingo Kick.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ramon

A grin covers the Bird Man's face as he recieves the cheering. Even though much of a loner, even a jerk like Birdie enjoys a few cheerings every so often. His grin however dissipates as his foe is kind enough to scream his lungs out just to kick at him.

Birdie grins as he shifts his stance, and his arm trembles slightly as he repels the force of the attack into his arm. He knows that there's only one thing to do at a time like this. He curls his hands as his chain wrapped arms quickly latch for his foe as he stands in front of him from lack of mobility from his blocked kick.

COMBATSYS: Birdie successfully hits Shingo with Bandit Chain.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           0/-------/---====|-------\-------\0            Ramon

Initial first-hand assessment of Birdie? OW. Which is quite a complimentary grade from the teenaged Kusanagi-ryuu fighter. There aren't many techniques that can make Shingo go 'OW' whenever he gets involved into a fight. As tough as he is. So it's impressive for Birdie when he first -blocks- his Shingo Kick and then manages to wrap a chain around his neck, heft him up, and then slam him mercilessly into the ground. The stage for this event is wooden, but that somehow doesn't lessen any of the pain Shingo feels. Swearing his bones actually rattled. If he was the type of kid to swear carelessly.

It was a hard slam. Enough for the crowd and even the announcer to 'Oooooooooooh!'. The latter shouting out afterwards, "Hey! Come on! Stand up! Go for it, man!" Not that Shingo needs the motivation. He grits his teeth and lunges in at the massive man again. Complimenting him as he does, "Not bad.'re not so tough!" A right hook angles in to the Englishman's jaw. He hits hard. Wonder if he has a glass jaw?

COMBATSYS: Birdie fails to interrupt Aragami Mikansei from Shingo with Bull Head.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0            Ramon

Birdie has powerful teeth for one obvious reason. He's British. As the hook punch heads his way, Birdie figures he can halt it with his powerful head, as his mohawk of power stiffens to the likelihood of a fist "Bull Head". It is to no avail however, as his jaw takes a slight beating. That, however, doesn't stop Birdie from charging hair first at his opponent.

Heh. A grin lights up Shingo's face as he watches his devious right hook not only strike its intended target but also divert Birdie's headbutt from cutting him off from his attack. Going with the chance offered to him, Shingo ducks in behind his punch to make a grab for Birdie's jacket. Holding a lapelle in each hand, the boy swiftly pivots back on one leg to give more force into yanking the Brit off-balance with the help of getting his hips lower than his opponents. Thereby putting his centre of balance under Birdie's to make the throw more effective and easier. And he needs all the help he can get in lifting this massive mav up over his shoulders and onto the ground with a crash, "Teya!" After the slam, Shingo hops back out of the way for some space to prepare his next action.

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Birdie with Issetsu Seoi Nage Fukanzen.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=====--\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

Well, that was a bad plan. Birdie is in a world of hurt now that his charge was sent off course. He knows there's little hope of avoiding the oncoming throw with his back turned. Still, there may be a way that he can twist it to his advantage. With a grin, Birdie's strong arms lunge towards Shingo's legs, to grasp them firmly and toss him over the Bird man's shoulders, and get the punk some space to breathe.

COMBATSYS: Shingo counters Bad Throw from Birdie with Tsuki Hiji.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           1/-------/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

If Birdie deciding to head bash his way through Shingo's punch was a bad plan. Then the idea to go and reach for Shingo's legs would be an even worse plan. Yabuki won't be having any of that sort of shenanigans going on in his fight. So as his legs are grappled, before Birdie can even think about tossing him up into the air, our hero raises his arm up high and then leans forward to come down with an elbow drop directly on the Bird Man's mohawk. Probably even messing up his hairstyle in the process. Thanks to the assistance of gravity and Shingo's own weight behind the fall. "SHINGO ELBOW!" Yes folks! The Shingo Elbow has made it's second appearance after making its debut against Rock a few months ago. His tactic successful, Shingo rolls off the man and back onto his feet to face him down with a smirk, "You seemed to be a lot better when you were fighting Mister King."

The crowd is loud as crowds usually are. They're enjoying the free spectacle of people banging on each other. They love it. So does Mr. Announcer. "Sharpen your fangs," he shouts out into the mic, "it's not the end!" Whether it's directed to Shingo or Birdie isn't clear. He may just simply enjoy shouting stuff out.

Birdie sure is having a bad day, but luckily, his hair follicles can withstand the wrath of anything... well, except for a miscalculated combing. "Bloody hell, yer good for a kid!" he grunts, angry with his sudden downfall. Now it's time to step things up a notch, and it's time to unleash the horns. After all, that's what you get when you mess with the bird. "Final!" Birdie yells, and suddenly rushes at his opponent, once again, hair first.

COMBATSYS: Shingo counters Bull Horn Final from Birdie with Tsuki Hiji.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=======\-------\1           Birdie
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Shingo           1/-----==/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

Amazed that the other fighter's hair is still standing erect as ever, Shingo grins at the compliment, "Heh. Thanks! I practice really hard! Hey! Watch it!" He got sorta caught up with the chatter that was strangely absent from the fight up until this point and almost paid for it dearly when Birdie once again charges at him head-first. Luckily for the apprentice of the shooting flames, the move is telegraphed quite nicely for him and it's an easy feat to step deftly to the side and slam the back of his elbow into the nape of Birdie's neck. Hopefully to drop the man or bring him to his knees. "SHINGO ELBOW!" Hah. Third appearance. This seems to be the match for Shingo's self-named technique that he made up the name for since he doesn't like shouting out 'Hiji Otoshi' (Elbow Drop) all the time. After the attack he takes another hop back along the boardwalk. Bringing him closer and closer to his end and luring Birdie further and further away from his. To those familiar with the sport, it would look like Shingo is playing matador.

Mai turns to watch the fight, and finds Birdie demolished and Shingo more or less okay.
", Shingo. Kyo must be a really awesome teacher."

In the midst of the fight, Vanessa's had reason to wander around whilst getting ready for her own match, which is slated for, oh... a good fifteen minutes from now. Pushing through the crowd without so much as an 'excuse me' (as if she needs one-- the notoriety is getting odd, however), she manages to make her way towards Ramon, about to offer some kind of commentary about the fight when she hears the little interviews that are being talked through. ... ... ...
... ... ...
"It's a good thing you're being honest," she says to the Luchadore calmly, "Else you'd end up like your teammate out there." Wincing a little at Shingo's, uh... 'brutal' treatment of Birdie, she winces noticably. "Not doin' too hot out there, are you guys?"

"Eh?" Ramon comments, in the midst of the press trying to pry out whatever sordid details they can about the Luchadore and Vanessa. He looked like he was about to tell something; But she interrupted, thankfully enough. Coughing into his hand, the blond hispanic takes a moment to observe Birdie. Eugh; He's going to get creamed. "I really /do/ want to." Ramon purrs, fluttering his eyelash at the redheaded boxer. A few cameras shift to the pair now, and the microphones are poised silently outwards. "I think I'm going to get beaten to heck though, no? How about giving me a kiss for good luck?" Smoochsmoochsmoochyface. He's obviously completely joking, however. But oh, the controversy!

Vice leaves the boardwalk for the beach.

Birdie is smarter than he looks, and it's time to unleash his smarts. Rather than rush in and injure his invulnerable, physics defying hair, Birdie grasps his chain. If this is a bull fight, then don't forget your lasso. With his chain twirling around, Birdie hopes to have he competition whipped. With a grunt of force, Birdie lunges his chain forth a few yards towards his foe, eager to avoid any more harm to his invincible hair.

COMBATSYS: Shingo dodges Birdie's Large Thrown Object.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=======\-------\1           Birdie
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Shingo           1/-----==/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

Taking one glance at the camera and very quickly shoving the bulk of it back towards the fight, Vanessa says, "Maybe if you win," though she doesn't sound as though she's all that inclined. "Take those two out like you did with me that one time? I'll think about it." MAYBE. Not that it's magnificent incentive, but there you have it. "Hell, I might even buy you dinner if you manage."

Just as eager to avoid any more damage is Shingo. His bones are still aching slightly from the sheer pain he felt earlier from the big man's chain grab. If there's one thing he's noticed though, it's that Birdie probably would have better luck hitting Shingo if he drew the boy a picture, sent it off in the mail, waited 5-7 days for Shingo to receive it, who would then open it and wonder what the heck is this? Suddenly his doorbell will ring and Birdie will be there to make good on his attack. That way would be a lot less chance of Shingo seeing Bird Man's attacks telegraphed. Case in point when he again makes use of the handy dodge feature to lean out of the way of the oncoming chain. This is his chance! Shingo bursts forward running along side the chain. Only to then jump up onto the railing without breaking pace. Getting closer to Birdie he twirls through the air, "SHINGO KIIIIIICKU!" Watch out invincible hair! You're the target now!

COMBATSYS: Birdie blocks Shingo's Shingo Kick.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=======\=------\1           Birdie
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Shingo           1/-----==/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

There's probably plenty that could be insinuated between the lines that Vanessa said; But the mere fact she hinted at a kiss? AND a date? In front of news cameras for the post-fight hilights? The hispanic now appears to have acquired a gargantuan surge of energy, beaming a smile substantially larger then one's mouth should be able to stretch. He's bouncing on his toes, flexing his fingers before smoothing back the hair. "Oh, seniorita. You just gave those hombres a death sentence!" Pressing his fingers to his hand, he blows an elaborate kiss towards the boxer before maneuvering over towards Birdie anew. He looks to already be in a tackling position; Doubtless the second Birdie hits the ground, Ramon is going to explode out like some manner of explosion. That EXPLODES.

Invincible hair can be hurt. It's like, there's a nerve that sends the pain to his head, nd Birdie's head is luckily very thick. The big man gets lots of iron in his diet, even if the manner he gets the mineral from is disgusting. With a quick motion of his hand to his face, Birdie blocks the attack.

He's not going to let Shingo get he chance to elbow counter again, and as quickly as he pushes the guy's feet away, Birdie lunges with his foot, his head tilted at an angle as he kicks in case he can pull off yet another elbowing to his precious hair.

COMBATSYS: Shingo counters Strong Kick from Birdie with Tsuki Hiji.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=======\===----\1           Birdie
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Shingo           1/----===/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

A nice change of strategy on Birdie's part. The boy did frown very very slightly when his signature move was blocked a second time in the row. Oh well. It can't be helped now. He can only focus on the present and not what happened in the past. Presently it seems that he is about to get a big boot to the face. He'd prefer that didn't happen. And with Birdie tilting his head out of the way, Shingo can't have any more fun attacking the mohawk. What he can do, however, is use his dreaded Shingo Elbow to knock the kick down so that it doesn't even touch him. Though it does push him off kilter. No matter! He has prepared for this and fires out a straight thrust kick to Birdie's gut, "GECCHU!" The force of the impact from his kick knocking the boy to ground if only for a moment.

The boy is knocked to the ground, and Birdie sees this as his chance to leave him beaten before he knows he's bound to lose. That dreaded elbow has beaten him senseless, and now Birdie wants no more of it. With all of his energy, he lunges, his arms grappling around the boy again as his chains rattle at the thought of a little revenge. Birdie grits his teeth, expecting no outcome at all, as he lunges to the fallen boy with one of his most powerful attacks.

COMBATSYS: Birdie successfully hits Shingo with Bull Revenger.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           1/=======/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

His Luck had to run low on him eventually. No one has eternal luck. You could be on the greatest roll of your life. Then all of a sudden BAM, you're screwed. Now Shingo may not exactly be screwed, but he sure is close after being hefted and repeatedly slammed against the boardwalk with his neck entangled by Birdie's chain. Wait. Isn't this the same chain that he -licks-? Ewwwwww. The boy grimaces from pain and disgust all through the ride. Keeping his hands and legs within the ride until it comes to a complete stop and releases him from its grasp. His neck is really killing him now. But he can still go on! The announcer may not think so when he starts cheering for Birdie, "That's great, super, excellent!" Not that it bothers Shingo.

Pushing with both hands off of the floor, Shingo sharply turns and charges in at Birdie with all the momentum he can muster after being slammed so hard. His body tilted towards Birdie's gut in the form of a heavy shoulder tackle with momentum and weight behind it. "I CAN'T LOSE!!!" Clicheed, probably. But that's how he feels. Shingo hoping to send the huge man flying back several feet.

COMBATSYS: Birdie blocks Shingo's Ge Shiki - Kake Hourin.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0           Birdie
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Shingo           0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0            Ramon

With another bout of blocking with his arms, Birdie blocks with all the energy he can. He is starting to feel out of it as his body grows weary from the onslaught, especially to his hair. "Ah, I guess you win kid." Birdie sighs, turning his head away. With hopes that Shingo is off guard with this action, he lunges once more with his Bull Horn, his final hope at this point.

COMBATSYS: Birdie can no longer fight.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ramon
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Shingo           0/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Shingo dodges Birdie's Bull Horn Final.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ramon
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Shingo           0/-------/=======|

Mai cheers out, "Gooooo Shingooooo!" She asides to a photographer next to her, "Maybe I won't have to fight at all, huh?"

There's no guessing about it. Shingo does win. Even the cheap shot Bull Horn isn't enough to catch him off-guard. For once he's glad he's fighting an opponent much larger than himself. Watching the lumox of a man stagger towards him is too much of a dead giveaway. Shingo isn't a jerk like his teacher though. After he simply steps to the right to evade the attack he nods and gives Birdie a thumbs-up, "It was a great fight!" As Mai cheers for him he gives her a thumbs-up as well. Then turning to Ramon. "Looks like it's us two now, Mister Ramon! Hope you're ready!" The boy using the little time he has to catch his breath. And darnit his neck hurts.

Meanwhile the crowd is in an uproar! The announcer leaping back up onto the railing all excited, "WHOA! HEY! Can somebody stop this fighting machine?!" There's no need for anyone to answer. It's just his way of giving Ramon the cue to enter. Still, the Mr. Announcer jabs a finger in the Mexican's direction, "It all depends on your skill! Face it straight!" He vanishes off the railing again.

COMBATSYS: Shingo takes a breather.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ramon
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Shingo           0/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Shingo takes no action.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Ramon
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Shingo           0/-------/=======|

Taking time to speak to Ramon in the slightest might be something of a mistake, given the hispanic has bolted into a dead run the literal second that Birdie is upon the ground. Arms pump, shoulders are hunched, and there's an almost manic look of concentration. He still remembers very well the offer that Vanessa made to him; And the last time she did, it was the largest mistake of her life. At least, in terms of success. Crouching down low, he then dives towards Shingo in an attempt to grasp him about the neck; With the end result of twisting, leaping into the air with a spiral, and suplexing him upon his head with every ounce of force the hispanic can manage. "Tiger Neck CHANCERY!" is shouted out. He appears to be especially electric right now; Wonder why.

COMBATSYS: Shingo fails to counter Tiger Neck Chancery from Ramon with Tsuki Hiji.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0            Ramon
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Shingo           1/-----==/=======|

As his charge ends, Birdie nearly collapses. He catches himself though, as he runs back towards the sidelines. "Bloody hell, tha's no mere kid." he growls as he looks to his partner, "Well Mexi, seems yer up now. Watch yer back, mate!" Birdie takes a seat as he says this and begins to lick his chain.

It's always the neck isn't it? At least he knows that Ramon was watching enough of the match to know that Shingo has taken quite a bit of few hits around the throat area thanks mostly to Birdie's chain. Let's hear it for the chain! Mutter. Wait Shingo! No time to mutter now! You can still pull this one off! Yeah you just messed up by attempting to elbow drop Ramon as he dove at you. But that's no reason to fret! You're still standing and therefore you can still make things easier for Mai! Yeah! Let's do that. Right after he gets up from being suplexed. Which he does. No comment.

Ramon isn't even phased in the slightest. He immediately kipups, landing in a crouch before whirling around to face Shingo once more. Making this some grand show of dazzling style is completely secondary. He wants to impress Vanessa, and then do other things to her that involve less transient beliefs. Such burns in his soul like the exploding explosions of a thousand explosions, and he will not be deterred. Once more he snaps out; Where Shingo cheesed the counters, Ramon is cheesing the suplexes. Another shout, with full intent of it ending the match. "Tiger... Neck... CHANCERY!!" KABOOM. Actually, he's also motivated by merely getting Shingo out of the way. Wrestling Mai? That is definitely a win/win situation no matter how one looks at it!

Vanessa goes somewhere else.

COMBATSYS: Shingo fails to counter Tiger Neck Chancery from Ramon with Tsuki Hiji.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0            Ramon

COMBATSYS: Shingo can no longer fight.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0            Ramon

SNAP. That would be the sickening sound of someone's neck being whipped around their head ala Steven Segal-like. Except it involves an explosively exploding with explosions Mexican who plans on making a certain female boxer follow through on her promise for a date and a kiss. Thanks a lot, Vanessa. Much love from Shingo. Only the boy's neck isn't broken because he's Shingo Yabuki, gosh darnit. He's not allowed to have his neck broken. He's a frickin' Hero for crying out loud. So instead he shouts out in pain after being suplexed again. Conveniently he's close enough to his end of the boardwalk that he can get up and out of the way to make room for Mai, "Go get him, Mai!"

Ramon actually attempts to assist Shingo in leaving by yanking him to his feet and giving a light shove. The entire fight was insultingly dismissive; Like Shingo was some rank amateur who got in the way of the Lucha Libre's quest for glory. Which is exactly what happened; Observing Mai, Ramon begins to flex his fingers and grins like a madman. "I'm going to enjoy this no matter what, seniorita! Don't be afraid to wrestle me!" He then gestures at the ninja, hopping lightly from foot to foot. Still bursting with the explosive fruit power of tequila-taco love.

COMBATSYS: Ramon takes a breather.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0            Ramon

COMBATSYS: Ramon takes no action.

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Mai              0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0            Ramon

Just a second ago they were doing so well! But who is she to care? She can take Ramon, easy. Mai leaps into the ring with a flash of her fans, dashing straight towards Ramon, "I'm not that much of a wrestler!" she warns before leaping into the air at high speeds. The kunoichi spins round and round like a top, flying right past the Mexican wrestler before she lands.
But what you need to be careful of is the GIANT EXPLOSION OF FIRE!
"Ryuu Enbu!"

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Ramon with Ryuu Enbu.
- Power hit! -

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Mai              0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0            Ramon

It seems that the sheer might of Mai's sexiness does have an effect; Ramon was expecting many things, but not a sudden burst of painful energy that accompanied that peculiar little whisk of energy. Letting out an obvious grunt of pain, Ramon begins to hop back and forth while patting out the flames that went alite on his cheap spandex suit. "Ow! You are hot stuff!" is still mused, before he then launches himself at Mai with a grunt of effort. The hopeful result is to tackle her to the ground and pin her there; Not shy in the slightest, that Luchadore. "Ole!"

COMBATSYS: Ramon successfully hits Mai with Flying Body Attack.

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Mai              0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0            Ramon

Mai lands, only to have a giant Mexican bearing down on her. She gets slammed into the ground, her smaller frame easily taken down by the wrestler. However, she has a few tricks up her sleeve.
Making a weird hand motion, the kunoichi disappears in a cloud of smoke, and reappears in an explosion on the other side of the arena. "Heeeey, hands off, alright? I'm just for looking!"
Well, it's true.
With a flick of her wrist, Mai throws the fan held in her right hand, sending it sailing towards Ramon. Somehow, of course, it splits into three fans along the way.

COMBATSYS: Ramon dodges Mai's Kachou Sen.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0            Ramon

There's suddenly a lack of attractive Japanese girl beneath Ramon, who 'oofs' and thunks upon the ground. Letting out something of a grunt, he then hops back to his feet and begins to scan around. But then he observes the scantly clad Ninja girl; Before grinning and beginning to rush her once more. "Hey, I'm very hand's on! Sorry to say!" Sliding his foot as the fan comes, there's a sideways somersault done over the trio of fans before he descends in a twirling dropkick. "Teikyuuuu Dropkick!!" This time if it succeeds though, it's more likely the ninja will fall on /him/. And that could crush any mortal man into paste, most definitely.

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Ramon's Teikuu Dropkick.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1            Ramon

Mai's eyebrows shoot up. Ramon was agile. Filing that away in her mind, the kunoichi takes a running dive underneath the dropkick, leaping to her feet once she's on the other side of Ramon. And what's the first thing she does?
Why, leap ten feet into the air, spin around, and then come diving down at the back of Ramon's head with both fans bared, of course.
Yes, somehow she got her fan back. 'Somehow' is a big word to remember when fighting Mai.

COMBATSYS: Ramon blocks Mai's Musasabi no Mai.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1            Ramon

There's a widen of Ramon's good eye as the ninja hurtles towards him. But he snaps up both arms, and grabs her shoulder; Although he slides back a healthy distance he's not outwardly hurt. And hey, if he has a ninja in hand why not take advantage of it? With a grunt of effort he attempts to whirl Mai around and sling her across the ground, but not without kicking up his foot to turn it into a comically sprawled tumble. "Ole!" is called out again, before he hops back and slides into a defensive stance anew. "I'm going to stop messing around now, okay? I've got me a hot seniorita to mack on when I defeat you!" He turns towards Vanessa once more, blowing another large kiss. Aww. How... disturbing.

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Ramon's Arm Whip.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1            Ramon

"Heeeey," Mai croons, twisting out of Ramon's hold and hopping backwards away from Ramon, bouncing lightly on her feet, "What did I say about grabbing? You about ripped the top of my outfit off -- wait, I see the plan here."
Her eyes narrow as she stomps her foot, "No nudity for you! Prepare to be destroyed by superior Shiranui-style martial arts!"
Mai then throws a brick at Ramon's head.

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Ramon with Thrown Object.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Ramon

The brick pelts Ramon right in the head; He tried to duck, but instead he's clocked on the top of the head. "Ow! What was that for?! If I want nudity, trust me, I'll get it!" That sounds as much as a threat as it is a promise; It's likely that all of Mai's fans are on the edge of their seat. Slinking back his foot, Ramon then prepares himself with an inward focus.
He explodes again with exploding energy! He will succeed!

COMBATSYS: Ramon focuses on his next action.

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Mai              0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1            Ramon

Mai wiggles her hips temptingly, "I have a perfect record of never being seen nude. Ever. Except for that one time with Andy."
Now, Mai is a smart girl. She's been in King of Fighter tournaments. She's been in World Warrior tournaments. She's famous for a reason. She knows that Ramon is building something up, and she also knows that the best way to put a flaw into someone's plan is to throw things at them.
With that in mind, Mai winds up as if she were to throw a frisbee, and then chucks another razor-sharp fan at Ramon. No one can dodge three fans twice in a row!

COMBATSYS: Ramon interrupts Kachou Sen from Mai with El Diablo Amarillo Ramon.

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Mai              1/-----==/=======|=------\-------\0            Ramon

But Ramon is already charging towards Mai. He was not joking when he said he was going to fight for real; It seems that the fans don't do a lot, as they just bounce off him and leave little red slashes. Of course, as Mai is rebounding, she then gets a hellish punch to her gut. Actually, multiple punches. And kicks. And a couple dropkicks, for flavor. As a finale, he attempts to grab the right strap of Mai's magic Ninja dress and then dropkick her to the ground. The end result wouldn't be nudity, but it would probably make his point. "El. Diablo. Amarillo. RAMON!" is snarled in a suitable amount of grandeur. His focusing worked.

Meanwhile, Vanessa's standing on the sidelines... expectant of this outcome. Whistling lightly at the hit Ramon pulls off, she keeps her hands in her pockets, her overall demeanor flip-flopping between the obvious urge to just, you know, leave... and be legitimately impressed by the outcome of all this.
"...I should know better by now," she mutters under her breath. -However-... "You know," she shouts at the Luchadore, "You get hit one more time and dinner's off! I said a -slaughter-, not a struggle!"

"Ooooof" Mai's eyes bulge out, she folds, etc etc. The punch runs her through, the kicks batter her about, and she gets dropkick to the face. The ninja collapses on the ground, panting. To her credit, she rolls to her feet, bouncing away from Ramon.
"Jeez, theatrics much?" the kunoichi grins, thinking how she should proceed. She can still win this! Of course, she shows just why she has never proceeded to being a more talented fighter: Mai sticks to what she knows, rather than go for broke. Sometimes it pays off.
"Ryuu... Enbu!"
BOOOM, and the kunoichi is sailing past Ramon.

COMBATSYS: Ramon parries Mai's Ryuu Enbu!

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Mai              1/-----==/=======|==-----\-------\0            Ramon

"Don't get hit again? Okay." Ramon states rather smoothly. The incoming assault doesn't seem to bothor him in the slightest; He merely leaps up, plants his head upon Mai's head, and then twists to the ground behind while shoving her off-balance. He then proceeds into a hellish run, arms pumping and head lowered to the ground. The second she stops her assault, she'll find that Ramon is attempting to press his foot far too comfortably into her chest and then unleash an upwards backflipping kick hard enough to kick the head off a British donkey. "This dinner is mine! Give it up now!!" Far, far too much determination.

COMBATSYS: Ramon successfully hits Mai with Somersault Kick EX.

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Mai              1/--=====/=======|==-----\-------\0            Ramon

Mai goes sailing backwards, which fortunately saves her from the uppercut kick. However, she slams into the ground very hard, and that's not good for anyone.
"...I'm... okay!"
And that's when she goes charging at Ramon, surrounding by fiery chi. I mean, smoking hot. Burning. The kunoichi throws herself at the ground, tucks up in a roll, and then springs like a viper ready to strike at Ramon! Except instead of fangs, this viper has a flaming elbow of doom to the face.

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Ramon with Chou Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi.
- Power hit! -

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Mai              0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0            Ramon

Okay, Ramon has really no idea how to stop this assault. So he merely hunkers down and brings up his forearms, and gets struck by the enormous hotness of the Kunoichi; He's sent blasted backwards, bouncing once and then skidding to the edge of the ring. Right by Vanessa. He looks to be very distraught, as if the bubble of his victory has been popped. "Aw..." Almost lazily he pushes himself to his feet, brushing away the singes and sniffling. Dragging his feet towards Mai with slouched shoulders, he sort of lazily throws a punch towards her face with an exaggerated grunt of effort, almost falling over. "Nnngh."

COMBATSYS: Mai dodges Ramon's Fierce Punch.

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Mai              0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0            Ramon

Mai steps to the side, spinning around and opening a fan with a flourish, "Nyoooohohohohoho! Too late! The curse of the ninja has been laid upon you! Ninjas always win in the second segment of the fight!"
Hopefully this is true, because Ramon really hurts when he does connect. Mostly because Mai does not know how to take a hit. At all.
"Now, let my fans get a solid hit in, I mean come on, I'm trying here!"
Mai dances backwards, throwing fans as she goes. She's very persistant.

COMBATSYS: Ramon dodges Mai's Kachou Sen.

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Mai              0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0            Ramon

Ramon just sort of ducks his head down, and the fans goes whistling over his head. Scratching his hair and taking a moment to gaze back at them, Ramon then just gestures his hands impatiently. "Eh, I guess a kiss is still worthwhile." Condusive to such, he /hurls/ himself at Mai with every ounce of strength he has. Attempting to grasp her by the waist, twist her around, and suplex with a match-ending force. "OLE!!" Looks like he reached a second wind of his own.

COMBATSYS: Mai blocks Ramon's Tiger Neck Chancery.

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Mai              0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0            Ramon

"...oh, come oooooon!" Mai briefly whines. Then Ramon is out there, so she's got to do stuff like 'fight'.
Which consists of wriggling out of the suplex in mid-air. The kunoichi laughs triumphantly, and then smacks into the grounds at high speeds.
Picking herself up again, the kunoichi looks around for /something/. "Fine... you don't like fans?! I was being nice! Fans barely hurt!"
She opens a fan, displaying it, and then reaches behind it... and pulls out a paperweight. Like, something shaped like one of those big triangular weights that has '1 Ton' written on them, except this isn't one ton and is small, thus explaining the speeds at which Mai throws it at Ramon.

COMBATSYS: Ramon fails to slow Thrown Object from Mai with Thrown Object.

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Mai              0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1            Ramon

This is something somewhat troubling to Ramon. Stepping backwards, he paws around the ground desperately and finds the brick. But he hurls it wide, and gets struck right in his good eye by the paperweight. The brick goes sailing in a random direction. "Ow! OW!" Ramon squeaks, stumbling around now with one arm waving. "The hell was that, seniorita?! You can take someone's eye out! Trust me, I know!"

"Oh, come on, take out both of your eyes? I wouldn't look good in a yellow jumpsuit, not at all. Red's my color."
Mai takes off running at Ramon again. She would try one of her more complex attacks, but Ramon has show capability of dodging even her quick attacks! The only choice in her mind is to stick with the basics. Namely, her signature beatdown attack, the Ryuu Enbu.
"Ryuuuuuu ENBU!"

COMBATSYS: Mai successfully hits Ramon with Ryuu Enbu.

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Mai              0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1            Ramon

The explosion of energy once more impacts Ramon, and he goes stumbling backwards. It's hard to dodge when someone stuck you in the eye, after all. But he still gropes wildly, and attempts to grasp Mai while he falls to the ground. Bursting into crimson motion, she'd be lifted into the air, before Ramon kind of goes limp. She's then be squished underneath him with both his exerted force and unintentional weight, before the hispanic rolls off completely unconscious. At least he made a good showing!

COMBATSYS: Ramon can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Ramon successfully hits Mai with Savage Firecat.
- Power hit! -

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Whump. All further sounds from Mai are muffled, as she's trapped underneath Ramon.

COMBATSYS: Mai takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Mai can no longer fight.

Shingo gets up to walk over and roll Ramon's fat bum off of Mai. But is instead beaten to the punch by the local medics who have already taken care of him and Birdie. They now rush over to Mai and Ramon and start with the healing process. Elsewhere, Mr. Announcer is in total shock! "I can't believe my eyes! I've never seen a battle like that before! That's the best fight I ever saw!" By now he's prancing up and down the railing just ranting on and on about the fight. Congratulations to both teams somewhere in there. But he seems to be enjoying himself.

Shingo was in shock at Ramon's sudden display of his A game. Darn that nice Miss Vanessa lady. On the plus side, Mai didn't face off against Birdie first. Or else this match would've been totally different. He's thankful for that. And at least they both get the same amount of money. Hah! Which is always good too. After the medics are done, Shingo goes to check on Mai. He has to talk to her anyways.

Mai isn't unconscious, she's just woozy from getting crushed underneath Ramon and, you know, thrown around the arena like a ragdoll. The kunoichi smiles at Shino, "Hee, guess he doesn't get that kiss."

"Not this time around," Vanessa confirms to Mai's suspicions, making her way over towards the medics as they tend to Ramon. She might buy him a drink, though. You never know. After all, he -did- put up a pretty stellar fight for the odds he was facing. Chuckling softly, she says, "Good fight, you guys," to the other two, even if they did end up in a tie. omg short pose.

Birdie meanwhile has been dozing off. Yes, Birdie is a lazy, selfish bum at times. He is suddenly awoken by plot progression. "Bloody hell, wut 'appened ere? Di'we lose?

Ramon is freaking unconscious.

Log created by Shingo, and last modified on 17:21:09 06/26/2005.