SNF 2005.07 - Haggar vs Zero, CA: Duck

Description: Battle of the titans. Zero makes his first SNF appearance against the mayor of Metro City while the poor little Duck has to play Chaos Agent as if he could even hope to put a dent in either man. A few powerful blows are exchanged and the end result is Haggar putting the hurt on the NESTS commander to get the win. (Winner: Haggar)

Saturday in the park, the birds, the trees, THE PEOPLE ABOUT TO KICK ASS! Yes people it would be Saturday Night Fight time judging from the cameras along with the cleared off area that is made into a quasi ring. The announcer is speaking into the camera with a deadpan smile on his face as he speaks about the famous mayor of Metro preparing to fight with a rather unknown in the fighting circuit known only as Zero. Those two aren't the only ones at the fight tonight as the booming bass soon gives way as to who else is here.
Pulling up in his Caddy with a black van in tow, Duck King has arrived on the scene to serve as the chaos agent tonight. The van quickly opens up once parked and several people start setting up on a DJ booth with turntables, speakers and a microphone as DJ Buddy Lee preps himself to get to work. Sidling out of his ride Duck grins wide and waves to the people before hopping up on the hood of the car. "What's up Southtown!?" He calls out and gets alot of cheers in response. The man is here to have a good time and unlike his last time in SNF he is ready to just chill and have fun without worries of being kicked around.

So this is what it's like.
The NESTS executive seems quiet and reserved in regards to all the fanfare. The tournament was entered more on a slight amount of curiousity more than anything else. His employees had all fought in one of these strange gatherings, and it behooves him to lead by example. Naturally, the man is not afraid of the challenge. Despite finding it rather unecessary overall, doing so allows him to relate and be a better commander to his underlings, and that's more important than anything else right now.
He's forgeone the garishly obvious battle suit. Instead, he's testing out a new weapon from NESTS R&D. If successful, then the weapon will be used in further testing at the labs, and eventually be given to the upper echelons. Dressed in an unassuming business suit, he shifts up his sleeves, eyeing the odd, round 'bracelets' that are clamped, manacle-like around his wrists, and the small dartlike nub that is the business end of these devices he wears. He doesn't like being the guinea pig either, but that's how things are, sometimes.
As he waits for his opponent, he idles by checking cross references on his apparent opponent, and realizes physical prowess may not be the best way to handle this threat... but tests are demanded, and ero can't disappoint his superiors. It'll be a definitely interesting fight to say the least.

Mike Haggar? Quiet and reserved? pfffffhahahahhahahahhahah
The Mayor of Metro Cirt stands, in a white business shirt, the slack-like pants, and the big orange plated boots, waiting for Duck to show up. When he does, Haggar starts it off, stepping forward to shake Zero's hand, glancing over the unfamiliar man speculatively. Then, whether he's a REAL MAN and shakes his hand back or is a SISSY GIRL and doesn't, Haggar steps away, facing the crowd. The big man crosses his meaty arms over his chest, and then slams them outward, flexing with a yell. His shirt actually fragments off of his body, and he grabs his left suspender to throw it over his shoulder before turning back to face Zero. He's not nothing against the guy, but he needs this. Haggar's got a lot of steam to work off.

The fighters are here, everything seems to be in place and Duck is ready to be the official. "All right, come on homefries, lets get this shit started." he tells both Zero and Haggar as he turns about to point to Buddy Lee. "Oh DJ Buddy Lee, lay down some funky tracks for a brother to dance to." he tells the man and on cue the records start spinning as 'Stomp' by George Clinton begins to play. With a a satisfied grin on his face the mohawked one begins to shuffle his feat about while waiting for the two other fights to start swinging, he will at least give them a round before her joins in afterall.

COMBATSYS: Duck focuses on his next action.

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Duck             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Haggar
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Zero             0/-------/-------|

Zero does shake the offered hand with the cordiality of a dignitary, and his grim is solid as Haggars. He neither seeks to crush or seem weaker, but respondes with a calculated, equal pressure, which is to say that he does what appears to be socially acceptable. As Haggar walks off to rally the crowd in his favor, the NESTS agent looks over the crowd. Invigorating. While certainly mostly dead inside, some part of Zero can appreciate the noise of the crowd. People with natural charm and charisma always intrigue the executive, and he gives Haggar his due, letting the man put on a show as he does another check on the the wirechains, destined for the hands of his master, Igniz.
All systems are ready. HUD fresh and clean with updated software. All internal systems give him a green light, and the man takes a quiet, medatative breath. The man focuses quietly as well, diverting the attentions given to Haggar to the much smaller Duck King in a small amount of concern. This 'Chaos Agent' was an unknown factor, and would only be able to be analyzed in the heat of battle; this was not optimal. Still, as Haggar turns to bring his attentions on him, Zero wastes little time, already sending out the razor sharp ripcord to Haggar's neck, trying to wrap it around his neck and slam him to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Haggar counters Grab and Throw from Zero with Hammer Thru.

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Duck             0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Haggar
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Zero             0/-------/-----==|

Mike Haggar reacts fast, dropping down as the cord comes for him, rolling under it. He palms several pieces of shirt as he goes, snapping his now-protected hand up to grab and tug on the ripcord, either jerking Zero toward him or jerking himself up toward Zero. Haggar inwardly groans, meanwhile - another fighter with weird tricks. As the two fighters violently approach each other, the wrestler lets go of the cord, balls both his fists together, and slams them at Zero's midsection like a truck on fire.

And they are off. The two titans clash, but for now it would seem that Haggar has the upper hand so for now he would have to be the first target for Duck. His feet move in tune to the beat of the bass to the song and the dancer moves in closer towards the mayor of Metro. With the man paying attention to Zero, Duck just might have his moment to strike. He dives into a forward roll and then catches himself on his hands briefly to do a handstand before pushing off then twirling about in midair in an attempt to plant an elbow in Haggar's backside.

Chalk it up to unfamiliarity with these lightweight and unusual weapons. Zero would much rather be fighting with his cape, and as the fists slam into his gut like a freight train, and warning lights go off in his head. Compromised armor already. Haggar is a powerful fighter indeed, and it makes the man grimace. Still, he manages to stay on his feet, but only by rolling with the punch, his shoes sliding across the ground and kicking up a small puff of dust. Usually, he waits to use his chi-manipulation abilities, but at this rate, it's worth moving in with a respectable amount of it early on.
Adapt or die, after all. The private NESTS credo rings in his head as he peers emotionlessly at Haggar, his empty expression covering his emotion.
The man leaps into the air, covering the distance between him and Haggar with considerable speed, and as he does so, he lights up in an odd, garish, violet corona of power, flaring brightly. Although it looks like flames, the sensation is that of dread cold. If it's enough to chill Haggar into submission, the payoff is in a form of an invisible wall of force, designed to blast an opponent away with less flash and more force.

COMBATSYS: Haggar blocks Duck's Dancing Dive.

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Duck             0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Haggar
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Zero             0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Zero successfully hits Haggar with Shikka Koujin.

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Duck             0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0           Haggar
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Zero             0/-------/---====|

Mike Haggar hops back after his attack, enough to see Duck coming at him. He kinda steps away a little and leans to take the hit somewhere meaty, with a small noise of irritation. An opponent he can't hit? It's like a sandwich he can't eat! Distracted thus, he fails to see Zero coming for him until it's too late. He tries to push forward at him, but doesn't quite get the momentum and is sent bouncing back. Still hale, Haggar rolls back up to his feet frowning, dashing across the short distance between them once more, moving to grab Zero roughly, lift him up into the air, and bring him back down - stomachfirst - over his knee. He calls this the Gutbuster.

COMBATSYS: Zero fails to counter Strong Throw from Haggar with Forcefield.

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Duck             0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0           Haggar
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Zero             1/-------/=======|

As skilled as he is with speed and defense, Haggar's sheer destructive power is very hard to account for. Zero attempts to toss up a defensive energy barrier to slow the incoming attack's path, and is not rewarded as the hand goes crashing through it before it's fully formed. With all the air smashed from his body, the executive is nothing short of stunned. Normally, he's not hit with such ferocity. It'll take him a few moments to recover from that, and he rolls to his feet as his body tries to keep up with the damage.
The best it can do is manage to keep him on his feet and moving, eyeing Haggar carefully as he backs up, narrowing his eyes. He can sense Haggar's vulnerabilities, but it'll be a definite trick to get close enough to inflict his dark powers on the man again.

Well that was ineffective as all hell. If he was one of the contestants that could win this thing Duck might be a bit peeved, but he is free to just do as he pleases and he is rather enjoying himself. The music plays on afterall and it really doesn't matter to him who wins this fight. Neither are customers to his bar so he doesn't need to worry about playing favorites. And here he is debating on what to do next. Eyeing Zero for a moment the Duck King sidles over closer to the other fighter and then leans forward while kicking his feet in the air. he lands on a shoulder and begins bouncing off it and onto the other while spinning off of them with ease as he swings out two quick kicks towards the numbered one.

Mike Haggar crouches down a little after his hard slam, shaking his head to clear it from that lingering fog. That wave was... different. Most people threw fire, and that was hot and hurt, or wind, which was sharp and hurt. What this guy just pulled now didn't really /hurt,/ but he felt weaker for it. He might as well have taken a hadoken to the chest. Eager to keep the pressure up, and hoping to end this before any more of that energy comes to play, Haggar moves for Zero again. He springs, gritting his teeth and slamming both feet out at Zero's face and chest with all the force he can manage to pull out - and trying not to hit that weird boy. And his loud music.

COMBATSYS: Zero endures Duck's Breakdance Spinkick.

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Duck             0/-------/------=|=======\-------\0           Haggar
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Zero             1/------=/=======|

COMBATSYS: Zero blocks Haggar's Drop Kick.

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Duck             0/-------/------=|=======\-------\1           Haggar
[                \\\\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Zero             1/------=/=======|

An assault from both sides. Zero's trained in multiple attacks. Granted, they are usually of similar strengths and not one being something almost witheringly pathetic while the other hovers somewhere around /hellishly/ strong. Still, he reacts the best he can, jerking forwards and uses the momentum from the odd spinning kick to help him deflect Haggar's meaty kick. The crossed arms seem to deflect the brunt of the blow away, and keep the subdermally armored fighter from being crushed like a Coke can.
It's a gamble, definitely, but Zero flickers and glows with power again, the dark energies licking around him before sliding to the floor. Suddenly, shadows seem to boil to life, the darkness tinged with his own vile purple energies. The disturbing Lovecraftian sight draws a gasp from the crowds, and the odd, almost liquid shadows around Zero snake towards the mighty massive meaty mayor. If they connect, they'll wrap around Haggar, leeching away life and drawing it into the void as Zero comes in with a flying kick to the face.

Seeing how hard these two can hit Duck is rather glad he isn't having to fight either of these men in a direct manner. No, he will be quite happy in just trying to cause problems by switching off between each fighter for fun. Haggar ends up being the target this time again and he is about to get a whole lotta funk up in his face. Duck flips back up to his feet and scoots across the ground in rhythm to the song being pumped out by Buddy Lee and he nods to Haggar when he gets in close. "Sup!?" he asks then flips forward again to catch himself on his hands then twirl about on his head in a complete circle while lashing a foot out to slam into the mayor's side.

COMBATSYS: Duck successfully hits Haggar with Head Spin.

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Duck             0/-------/------=|=======\=------\1           Haggar
[                 \\\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Zero             1/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Haggar endures Zero's Mabukousou.

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Duck             0/-------/------=|=======\=====--\1           Haggar
[                 \\\\\\\\\\\\\  <
Zero             1/----===/=======|

Mike Haggar grunts again as Duck's foot smacks into him, not really all that hard but he's banged up enough to get leaned a bit. "Your music's up, that's what, son. Damn loud..." Then Zero's... stuff... god that's weird... comes at him. He feels that same sort of pain-not-pain as he gets wrapped around, but this time he's a little more on the ball. Red light flashes around Haggar as he suddenly lunges forward, going with the odd pull of the snakes, taking that kick on the shoulder, and slamming his hand out at Zero's forehead while he's thusly occupied. Hopefully, he'll knock him down, and then the real fun begins.

COMBATSYS: Zero fails to counter Giant Swing from Haggar with Forcefield.

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Haggar           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0             Duck

COMBATSYS: Zero can no longer fight.

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Haggar           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0             Duck

Mike Haggar's hand impacts in a very satisfying manner, throwing Zero unceremoniously to the ground. The wrestler immediately crouches down, scooping up Zero's legs. He bellows, "Get out of the way, boy!" Before beginning his spin, hauling the NESTS man right up off the grass. Green flies up around his feet as he turns four, no, five, SIX ever-speeding circles with the man in tow, before finally letting him go and letting momentum do the work. He turns again out of sheer momentum, before dropping down to his knee all dizzy. And... feeling a little empty. That guy had something going on.

Zero's head is snapped at the neck, the metal pins and titanium girdings beneath the flesh give way with a hideous sound of torn metal. Not a natural sound at all. The man's eyes go /black/ as circuits interpret the heavy blow as a flash of light, effectively polarizing his eyes completely, rendering him blind. A sharp, hacking noise issues forth from the man's body, head bent at an unnatural angle.
The man staggers twice, blind, and unable to really control direction. With an electronic hiss of static, the NESTS commander simply seizes up, shudders, and falls over to the ground with a horrendous clang. He looks /dead/.

"Of course it is loud. There is no other way to play it!" he calls out to the mayor and he gets ready to switch off again, but looks like Zero is already finished off. Duck stands there with both brows raised. "Well shit...." he says rather surprised at how fast this fight has gone. Being how things have turned out the mohawked one can only do the right thing and raise the mayor's arm in victory while pointing to him. "The winner for tonight ladies and gentleman, General McHUGE!" he calls out and the crowd goes wild even if the fight lasted alot less longer than they had hoped. Duck is quick to let go though of Haggar's arm then he waves to his crew. "Let's bounce from this bitch yo!"
And on command the crew dismantles the equipment quickly and loads it back into the truck and starts the thing up while Duck runs to his Caddy and jumps in to start it up. He will collect his money later when he doesn't have to worry about being pasted by the mayor of Metro. *ZOOM!*

COMBATSYS: Duck has left the fight here.

Mike Haggar lifts his other hand, a single finger raised, as his arm is lifted. "YEAH!!" When Zero... /breaks,/ Haggar's eyes narrow with some powerful concern. Still shaking his head to try and clear the now-thicker fog, he rises to his feet, moving over to investigate.

Log created by Duck, and last modified on 20:25:39 07/30/2005.