Neo League 570 - #589: Zach vs Blanka

Description: Zach and Blanka go toe-to-toe. The Wanderer, however, cannot stand up to the Beautiful Green Beast of Brazil. (Winner: Blanka)

'Asps. Very dangerous. You go first.'

Blanka hasn't actually suggested that he and Zach fight surrounded by snakes in a crypt like in the first Indiana Jones movie - but he /has/ suggested that the concept of a fight atop one of the flat areas near the Pyramids at night would be suitably exotic. It helps for Blanka, too - the near-dark of the 'arena' will do a fairly good job of hiding his bestial features, though /nothing/ can hide the shock of orange hair on top of his head.

He paces back and forth in the makeshift ring, talking with the league officials about this or that - mostly the question of proving that yes, he's in control, and no, those stories about him eating the last person he fought in the League with were total fabrications. He chewed a little bit, but it was just to knock the guy out!!

Zach's heard stories. He's a little nervous about this fight, but realizes that Blanka will provide a very new experience for him... if Blanka does not eat his face off.

Zach stretches out even as he admires the view. He tries to limber himself up for this fight, knowing that speed is going to be at a premium for this matchup.

"Very... nice night. Cool, too. Fight hard." Blanka's more than willing to be friendly before a fight - few of the fighters he's faced have ended on poor terms with the green giant. As he closes in, he offers a large hand out as a term of friendship, then drops down into a crouch. His muscles bunch up, and the beast digs into the sand and stone of the 'arena', preparing for what will come.

COMBATSYS: Blanka has started a fight here.

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Blanka           0/-------/-------|

Zach keeps a tight face as he shakes hands with the green... furry dude. Zach takes a couple of steps back, and sizes the big man up.

Glen concentrates for a moment, collecting purple energy into his palm as he leans back a little bit. The juice collects into a baseball-sized globe before Zach leans forward and flings the ball at Blanka's midsection. The ranged game might also be a strong choice here...

COMBATSYS: Zach has joined the fight here.

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Zach             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Blanka

COMBATSYS: Blanka blocks Zach's Warning Shot.

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Zach             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Blanka


As the battle begins, Blanka's demeanor changes - from friendly to serious, ears flattening against his head and eyes narrowing, gold looking towards his opponent. At the launched ball, Blanka starts towards Zach, swinging his hands into the way of the attack. Purple .. something burns his palms, singing the green skin and changing his expression into something of confusion. Not the 'pure' energy of chi and nature that Blanka's used to, something different. It falters his step, and makes his attack all the more off balance.

From his position, he closes and brings his arms up. His body turns into a ball, rolling forwards as he attempts to run down the other man in a ball of green and orange. Zoom!

COMBATSYS: Zach dodges Blanka's Rolling Attack.

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Zach             0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Blanka


Zach dives out of the way, getting clear by the slimmest of margins. He comes up on his feet and stares at Blanka wild-eyed for a moment as he settles into a jujitsu stance.

One point. Focus on one point. Two if you absolutely must. Zach brings his hands up, bracing the back of his left hand with his right as three "sheets" of the energy appear above Blanka's head. "KASANE ATE!" Zach yells as he brings his hands, and the sheets downward in a sweeping motion!

COMBATSYS: Zach successfully hits Blanka with Ka-Psi-Ne Ate.

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Zach             0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0           Blanka

Ok, something is wrong here. Very, very much so. Blanka's quite sure that he's seen that stance before, but not done by the man before him. As the swipe comes in, the sheets of energy smack into his dumbfounded look, and knock him down to the sand, bouncing once, and twice. Dizzily, he stands up, and then flails his arms up and around, towering and growling. "Did not know... you knew Todoh-AROO!!"

Clearly, Zach is something to be feared! Blanka swings out with those giant fists, a one-two combination punch, aimed at the place where Zach now stands. Hopefully he can get a hand on the other fighter, though the bright lights in his night-adjusted eyes make it an uncertain thing.

COMBATSYS: Blanka successfully hits Zach with Fierce Punch.

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Zach             0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Blanka

Zach takes both punches in the midsection, and is sent flying across the arena. He bounces once or twice across the stone flooring before landing in a crouch. He gasps for air as he eyes Blanka critically.

Maybe some more of that good-old-fashioned A-Game, then. Zach stands up, lowering into something of a horse-stance, and gives a fierce shout as he is swallowed in a column of royal purple energy that lances towards the night sky...

COMBATSYS: Zach gathers his will.

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Zach             1/---====/=======|====---\-------\0           Blanka

Oooh, pretty. Zach seems to be making a bright light, one that illuminates the sandy arena quite well. Blanka /could/ be content to sit there and just watch, but.. Nooo, no, he has better things to do. He can't allow himself to get distracted by the shiny.

Blanka takes three steps back, and then hunches down. Waiting until Zach is well and duly committed to 'chargin his lazor', Blanka wiggles his haunches and leaps skywards. Up into the air, he tries to come down in the middle of that column of energy, to push through it and smush Zach into the sand.

COMBATSYS: Zach fails to interrupt Strong Kick from Blanka with Burst Stream.

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Zach             0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Blanka

Here he comes again. Zach's eyes track Blanka's move even as the column's output dies off. Zach brings his hands back to his hips in a familiar-looking stance. There is a small star in-between those palms, which Zach thrusts towards the Green Beast of Brazil.

A column of that purple energy lances towards Blanka, only to go wide. Zach eats both feet, and is sent sprawling to the floor a second time.

Blanka lands, standing up with his feet on both sides of Zach's sprawled form. The beast rubs at his hands, the tinges of purple that reference to the odd energy Zach wields slowly flaking and wisping away. He grunts under his breath, and then looks down at the man, fangy teeth curving up in a grin.

"You use... lots energy. Let Blanka.. show you his!" With that, Blanka's body /explodes/ into blue-white electricity, the crushing power given to him by the electric eels he'd grown up around thrown hither and thither, and quite possibly right towards Zach.

COMBATSYS: Blanka successfully hits Zach with Direct Lightning.
- Power hit! -

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Zach             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Blanka

Zach yells as the current blasts through him. He slumps to the ground, gasping for air as the smoke pours off of him. He looks at Blanka. "I got something like that," Zach says raggedly. "Lemme show ya."

Zach tenses up, and more of that purple energy floods the arena as Zach screams with fury. When the lightshow is over, Zach falls to his knees, and then on his face.

COMBATSYS: Zach can no longer fight.

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Blanka           0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Blanka endures Zach's Storm Flare.

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Blanka           0/-------/-======|

What /is/ that energy? Blanka's nose wrinkles up again, and as the purple aura fills the arena, Blanka has nowhere to run. Instead, he stands against the waves of energy, feeling his will shake, his body tense, burn from the power. In the end, he cannot do more than weather the blast, left upright, but shaken.

"... You feel wrong. Broken. Blanka say you need to see energy doctor." Hmn. Blanka shall think on this, and eventually find a good person to 'fix' Zach to make him better. Yes, yes, this sounds like a good idea. However, he's not about to leave the guy laid out on the arena floor. Reaching under Zach, he tosses him over his shoulder, and turns towards the officials. ".. Need hotel near here. Find him good rest for night. Thank him for fight when he wakes up, ok?"

COMBATSYS: Blanka has ended the fight here.

Log created on 18:41:02 02/11/2008 by Zach, and last modified on 23:18:08 02/11/2008.