Description: Shen gets his rematch against Krizalid, this time with no pesky floors or Heinleins! But will the 'God of Battle' get the fight he wants? (Winner: Krizalid)
With the arena packed as full as it is, one who didn't know any better might get the impression that someone like Kyo or Ryu was fighting tonight. But the fame of either fighter isn't the real selling point here. What the majority of these people came to see, is what they think is a grudge match. It was made pretty clear to the audience the last time Krizalid and Shenwoo met on the stage that they didn't like each other much, and they got to see some pretty brutal stuff because of it. But in the end, because it wasn't a real one on one, it didn't really seem like things got settled the way they should have the last time. This fight is an attempt by Howard Enterprises to rectify that.
One of the combatants has already arrived in the ring, having ascended the steps in his long overcoat, already pacing back and forth along his side of the square. Maybe Krizalid's in a hurry like he was the other week?
COMBATSYS: Krizalid has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Shenwoo has joined the fight here.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Krizalid
At least this time the stage isn't going to go climbing up into the air. Hopefully, anyway. In contrast to Krizalid's already being present, his opponent seems to be waiting to make a dramatic entrance... Or maybe he's just late. Anyway, about a whole minute before the fight is scheduled to /actually start/, the berserker comes stalking down the entryway into the arena, grinning a wolfish grin and generally looking ready to bust some heads. Or... Well... Bust /a/ head. Sure, he fought Krizalid before, but Takuma and Kain were getting in the way more than he would've preferred. This... This suits Shen a lot better.
Reaching the stage, he steps on up rather casually, tilting his head a bit as he regards Krizalid. "Heh... Nobody to distract us this time. Let's see if you're enough of an opponent for me!!" he declares, and rather than /waiting for the call to fight/, or even for Krizalid to take off that big-ass jacket, the brawler from Shanghai just suddenly launches forward. Practically seeming to skim along the stage between them, Shenwoo throws his left fist forward when he's almost reached Krizalid, using his signature rushing punch with all his weight and speed behind it. "OOOOOOOOAAAH!!"
COMBATSYS: Krizalid blocks Shenwoo's Gekiken.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Krizalid
Krizalid narrows his eyes behind the high collar of his jacket, the lower half of his face hidden from view. But his voice can still be heard quite easily from behind it, regardless. "My sentiments exactly."
The announcer quickly hops to and declares the fight to be underway as soon as they see Shenwoo jump the gun and start rushing at the other fighter, but by that point, Krizalid has already deflected the punch with an upraised shin. "Well, you certainly do have spirit. But that was... rather weak in my opinion. Especially for an opener. Perhaps you've got to get frustrated to hit as hard as I remember. Let's see if we can't get you angry... "
The NESTS exec then shoves the other man back a ways with that leg, and proceeds to extend it and swirl it around in the air once before slamming his foot back down to the stone arena floor. The result is a man-size tornado, running horizontally along the ground toward Shenwoo. "RRAAH!!"
COMBATSYS: Krizalid successfully hits Shenwoo with Typhon's Rage - Strike.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0 Krizalid
Man, that's a pretty crazy move. Shenwoo doesn't even know /what/ to do about it, so he tries just... Getting the fug out of the way, with little success. Instead, he gets blasted by the tornado, which knocks him up and back, then hitting the arena floor har. "Geh!!" But... He doesn't stay down for more than a moment of course, quickly rolling to his feet. "Heh... That's more like it," Shen says, still grinning that wild grin, unfazed by the fact that he just got tornadowned. "KEEP IT UP, IT'S MORE FUN THIS WAY!!" he laughs, rushing at Krizalid again to try and grab the other fighter, knock any defense he might offer up out of the way, and then headbutt him right in the face before toss him hard onto the arena floor. It's not pretty... But it could be very effective if it works out.
COMBATSYS: Krizalid interrupts Saikouhou-Geki from Shenwoo with Rising Darkmoon.
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Shenwoo 1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0 Krizalid
Because he wasn't allowed the luxury of time before with Shenwoo coming right for him almost as soon as he got to the top of the steps, Krizalid takes that split second while Shen is down to remove his coat and light it on fire, throwing it out amongst the crowd on one side of the stands as ashes. This draws some oohs and ahs and even a couple of shrill screams, but the majority isn't distracted from the fight at hand in the slightest. The see Shenwoo get back on his feet and laugh, and then rush headlong at the NESTS officer again. And then they see the darker man come back with an uppercut to the other fighter's chin, and the rising arc of dark energy that follows as he carries him up into the air and then stabs with the points of his fingers with his opposite hand, right into Shenwoo's chest. It's a shallow wound, but this is a guy that leaves his shirt hanging open, so it looks pretty gruesome all the same.
Well, stabbings are nothing new to Shenwoo... His life before becoming a professional fighter wasn't exactly all puppies and rainbows. Plus, Foxy stabbed him a couple times too... But this is a hand, you know? Staggering back after the tail end of that blow, Shen puts a hand to the shallow wound on his chest, feeling the blood. Now that... That's a little irritating, though you wouldn't know it from his expression. Especially since, with that wide grin still in place, he raises his other hand and flips Krizalid off. "C'mon, why don't you start hitting me for /real/?" Hahaha. Ow. :(
COMBATSYS: Shenwoo gains composure.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0 Krizalid
Krizalid smears some of the blood left on his fingers across the front of his suit upon landing, at first rather calmly approaching Shenwoo again, but starting to sneer and pick up his feet a bit more when he notices the blonde Chinaman is now giving him the finger. "Fine, have it your way!" He then lunges forward and attempts to close the rest of the distance while shooting out his right hand. But it's not exactly balled into a fist. It looks more like he might be trying to rip the dude's heart out Temple of Doom style!
COMBATSYS: Krizalid successfully hits Shenwoo with Strong Punch.
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Shenwoo 1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0 Krizalid
Indeed, Shenwoo DOES want to have it his way. It's pretty much his general preference, you know? He's quite pleased as Krizalid comes charging at him, trying to claw him open again... And Shenwoo steps to the side, just not /quite/ far enough to avoid getting scratched by Krizalid's attack. "Too weak," he chides, bringing his knee up hard towards the NESTS Executive's gut - and, at the same time, his elbow towards the back of his head. "GRAAAAAAH!!"
COMBATSYS: Krizalid dodges Shenwoo's Heavy Kick.
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Shenwoo 1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0 Krizalid
Krizalid whips around after his near-miss, and stops to examine the fresh blood on the talons of his gloves for a split-second before he catches sight of that knee coming right for his stomach, and moves accordingly, ducking low and skirting to one side of Shenwoo to avoid both his knee *and* his elbow. He then throws that hand out once more and grabs for the back of Shenwoo's head, attempting to drag him all the way down and smash his face into the hard slate below their feat. "And you're getting slow!"
COMBATSYS: Shenwoo interrupts Quick Throw from Krizalid with Zetsu Gekiken.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/------=|=======\=------\1 Krizalid
Grabbed, Shenwoo is dragged groundwards... But he stops himself, hard - and painfully - before his face meets slate, jerking himself back to knock Krizalid off of him and give the berserker enough room to twist, blur, and unleash an enormously powerful single punch to the face, a shockwave of energy forming around his beringed left fist as he sticks it right in the NESTS fighter's mush. "DON'T GET TOO COCKY!!" he bellows as he strikes, apparently not much caring about all the /bleeding/ going on.
For the first time in the fight, Krizalid just doesn't see an attack coming. He's pretty much wide-open, thinking he's got Shen right where he wants him for the next few seconds since he just missed him so completely, and he's now got him by the head. But perhaps he should have thought to use /both/ hands to shove the younger man down, since the one just isn't cutting it. Shen stops himself, and then jerks away before Krizalid can really stop his momentum and he ends up getting slugged right in the face. The force and speed behind the fist are enough to make him wheel around and stagger to one edge of the raised square, and he hunches over for a moment to wipe his mouth with the back of his hand. "Hahaha. That's more like it. And you didn't even have to stoop to kicking me in the groin again!" For a moment, because he doesn't start to advance again, the NESTS exec probably looks like he's going to hang back and strategize a bit. But he doesn't. Instead, his right leg shoots out and up, and he sweeps it around with a circular motion to summon up another one of those tornados, sending it barreling right for Shenwoo while he himself stays where he is.
COMBATSYS: Shenwoo endures Krizalid's Typhon's Rage - Strike.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1 Krizalid
Of course, a sensible person would probably try to get out of the way again, having possibly figured out better timing after the earlier tornado attack - or, at least, they'd maybe hope for the best. Or try some kind of defense. Not Shenwoo... Shenwoo just runs towards it. And then through it. Wild-eyed, grinning ferally, battered and bloodied... The self-styled 'God of Battle' probably looks like a madman right about now. And who knows, he might actually BE one. "Haaa ha ha ha ha!" he laughs, rushing in close while Krizalid is probably not expecting him to be anywhere /near/ where he is, and then hopping off the ground to try and pop Kriz in the face again, with one leather-clad knee. "ORA!!"
COMBATSYS: Krizalid blocks Shenwoo's Light Kick.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/--=====|=======\====---\1 Krizalid
Krizalid may not be expecting it, but he certainly wouldn't put it past a guy like Shenwoo to do something crazy like that. Not to mention, after having his face imprinted with the guy's huge gaudy ring, he's kind of on his guard /anyway/. One eyebrow does a raise a bit when he sees the other fighter come runnning out through the other side of his chi whirlwind and right for him, but he doesn't look all that incredulous really, and he seems to have more than enough time to throw his hands up and catch the knee coming at him in his gloved palms and then shove it back down. "I'm glad to see you're so amused. It's what keeps you on your feet, isn't it?"
Without waiting for an answer, the dark-skinned Irisman then throws himself forward in an attempt to slam his shoulder into Shen as hard as he can, putting all of his weight behind it as he growls ferally.
COMBATSYS: Shenwoo endures Krizalid's Strong Punch.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/=======|=======\====---\1 Krizalid
Of course Shenwoo's amused, fighting is his favourite thing in the whole world! Every day is light Christmas day, when there's a city full of strong people to fight... A world full of strong people to fight! Shen doesn't have any higher goals in life than to do exactly that, which brings us back to why he's here and enjoying himself so much. He doesn't even try to avoid the shoulder block, just letting it hit him, and while he staggers back from it, he tosses off a snapping punch at the other fighter's head while he's stumbling. "Hore!!"
COMBATSYS: Krizalid endures Shenwoo's Quick Punch.
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Shenwoo 0/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1 Krizalid
Nanako leaves the arena through the large main entrance.
This isn't exactly a foreign concept to the Irishman Shenwoo's fighting. He quite regularly asks people to hit him, albeit for somewhat different reasons. He enjoys fighting, yes, but the only time he's willing to stand there and take a beating without even so much as raising his guard, is to download another fighter's battle data, like he's doing right now. Though, when Shenwoo punches at him, his head has already move, so what it *really* looks like is that Krizalid just plain threw himself at that punch just to get it to strike him somewhere on the suit.
One can then almost hear the suit hum to life, and as it does, it starts to faintly glow, then flash red a few times as it goes into full overdrive. The NESTS officer's speed increases exponentially at that point, and the first punch he throws is is so quick that the crowd can hardly see him move. His fist is just suddenly blurs toward Shen's abdomen, seething with some evil-looking chi. And regardless of whether it's defended or not, what follows are several tens more fierce strikes, the man's arms and fists lashing out in ways that make it look as if they aren't even attached to his body any longer.
COMBATSYS: Krizalid successfully hits Shenwoo with Desperate Overdrive.
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Shenwoo 1/--=====/=======|=====--\-------\0 Krizalid
The clincher is what really hurts. After that inhuman rain of punches, Krizalid reaches way back with both arms and gathers more of that negative energy from his suit until his hands are practically aflame with it, and then he slams his knuckles right into the Chinaman's chest. But perhaps Shen is lucky he's chosen to use this flavor of chi against him. Not once has he used the stolen crimson fire against the other fighter. But one has to wonder which of them really does more damage when Krizalid's the one throwing the stuff around.
Yeah, that's pretty painful; Shenwoo gets battered around pretty good by the attack, though it's the flame that /really/ hurts. He's developed a serious dislike towards getting set on fire... But he's been set on fire worse than /Krizalid/ does it, that's for sure! Battered, bloodied and burned, Shenwoo really doesn't have much more left to give here... But he's not the sort of person to just lie down, as Krizalid should well know. "Hahahahahaha..." he laughs... "AHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!" And then, he's rushing towards the NESTS fighter again, his aura exploding violently around him as he performs another Gekiken attack... And if it hits, he launches into a furious barrage of attacks with all the last of his force behind them. "GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!"
COMBATSYS: Shenwoo can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Krizalid with Bakuma Assault.
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See, that move is aptly named. It should only be used when you're either desperate to finish someone, or you're totally sure it will finish them. When the suit goes into overdrive like that, it's kind of like overclocking a CPU. Only, Krizalid's body is the CPU in this case. The point is though, that neither a CPU nor a person is meant to be pushed past their limits like that, and since the NESTS exec is, in the end, only human, he's left pretty worn out for a few minutes after the smoke clears, and though he tries, he /still/ can't stop a raging Shenwoo when he's using that crazy-ass attack. The one that almost took him down last time, damn near does it again. But Krizalid doesn't even take a knee this time. He stays on his feet in spite of how much it hurts, and makes good and sure the officials and the audience know who won this match, as he staggers forward and gives Shenwoo one last shove to drop him. "Satisfied? Crazy bastard." he growls to himself, huffing and sweating heavily as he begins to stalk away and exit the arena.
COMBATSYS: Krizalid has ended the fight here.
Shenwoo might just be satisfied... It's hard to tell. But, even though he's now out like a light, Shen is still grinning, with thoughts of punching people floating in his head.
Log created by Shenwoo, and last modified on 21:30:31 09/02/2006.