Neo League 0001 - NL#0050: Miki vs Kuma

Description: Miki finds it hard to bear Kuma's ferocious onslaught, her Tiger Mask difficult to keep up under the ursine ferocity. Kuma admits to Heihachi that he's beary in love with Panda, and hopes for her as his prize for the tournament, which Heihachi refuses to panda-r to, and Miki gets catty about it, seeing love as a black and white matter. Kuma finds other people knowing this unbearable, and they drop the subject. The fight gets pretty hairy, but Kuma gains the advantage over Miki. Finally, he manages to beat her via ring-out claws. Despite the catastrophe, after a paws, she gathers the strength to pounce back in for more, but it's bearly effective against Kuma, and he puts her back outside, and unconcious with one more swat. Bear. (Winner: Kuma)

The Kuma Neo League fights are always high end affairs; challenging Kuma is a sure way to get famous as a new fighter, that much is certain. Throw in the animal affinity, and it's only natural that Miki might want a piece! But the venue is an actually impressive if modest arena built especially for his fights -- the Kuma Arena, with seating for a couple thousand, posters across Southtown, high end announcers, and no small amount of marketing for every fight.
'TIGER VERSUS BEAR' is the header, with Kuma savaging a hapless tiger on the ground. When Miki is brought into the arena, Kuma is already there; a huge brown-fabric ring with Kuma's face in the middle, and each of the turnbuckles topped by a bear paw. Spotlights shine down brightly, and concession sellers with Kuma balloons and stuffed animals -- the latter being quite popular, actually -- with a crowd of several hundred ready.
Kuma's wearing a crimson robe and boxing gloves on his paws, swinging at the air as Heihachi dressed as a boxing trainer stands behind, smacking him on the back before pulling the robe off. It's revealed then that Kuma is also wearing brown boxing trunks, with a black pawprint on the front and back. "Knock'm out, kid!!" Heihachi states with a laugh, leaping out before settling in place.
Kuma backs into his corner of the ring, roaring before pointing his paw out. "OH!!" the announcer exclaims. "KUMA HAS ANNOUNCED A ONE-ROUND KO?! SUCH ARROGANCE! WORTHY OF ALI HIMSELF!! DOES THE TIGER EVEN HAVE A CHANCE?!"

Miki is in her guise as Tiger Mask - white karate uniform, ornate white tiger mask. It's a pretty simple outfit, but contrasts nicely with Kuma's brown, at least. As she gets closer to the ring, she leaps needlessly high into the air, flipping twice, and lands in the ring on her feet, a good deal closer to Kuma.

She points a finger up at him. "You can never knock out Justice!" She spreads out all her fingers, then clenches them into a fist. "And I doubt you'll be able to knock out Tiger Mask in a single round!"

She lowers her fist after a moment, and walks straight up to the bear that's almost twice her height, raising her finger once again to point at his muzzle. "For what purpose do you fight? The adulation of the crowds? The joy of fighting itself? To become more powerful?" She's not entirely sure how smart this bear is, but judging from Testament's crow, Tset, the answer might be 'very'. The only way she might be able to find out is to talk at him a lot. She lowers her fingers, her gaze remaining raised.

"I doubt your purpose is to win Heihachi's wish."

COMBATSYS: [Disney - Winnie the Pooh] "Winnie The Pooh, Winnie The Pooh / Chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff / He's Winnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh / Willy, nilly, silly old bear..." KUMA is ready to SLAM!

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Kuma             0/-------/-------|

Kuma slowly raises up to his full height; almost eight feet and over half a ton of raw muscle. Although he might be wearing comically oversized boxing gloves, that doesn't change the fact that the young girl is presently facing a grizzly bear, second largest of the ursines... although this is an exceptional one by that standard. "Knock out?! He's gonna kill you!!" Heihachi shouts from the ringside, pounding a fist on the ring beneath the rope. He always says that, of course, but it's not actually come near happening.
"Roar! Snarl!" Somehow, the Tiger Spirit within Miki fully understands; Kuma is as intelligent as any dumb human, and the many nuances and Words of his Soul would ring clear to one so attuned to animals. "<I fight for love! If I win, I will ask for Panda!!>" "Bahahaha, I can't grant ANY wish!" Heihachi states, before ducking away from a boxing glove swipe. "ROAR!! <SHUT UP! You will make it happen, baldy!!>" "Watch it, Kuma, or I'll take you down myself!!"
The bell then rings, and wasting no time the huge bear is charging forward, before suddenly hurtling straight at Miki -- both boxing gloves extended, attempting to impact her and carry her all the way to the turnbuckle with explosive force, sufficient to slam her into the bear paw on top hard enough to likely dent it!!

COMBATSYS: Miki enters the arena, to the roar of the crowd!

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Kuma             0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0             Miki

COMBATSYS: Kuma knocks away Miki with Hunting Spear.
+=+=!= Power Slam! =!=+=+

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Kuma             0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0             Miki

Tiger Mask nods. "Love is a noble cause." She raises her arms in front of her, keeping her palms flat, and adopts a slightly lower stance.

"However! Don't think I'll go easy on you just because of that. You should try to win love via asking someone out, not via winning a tournament! Using either arena to fight for the other is unfair! Thus, fighting for Love and Justice, I will defeat you!"

She starts to leap up as that fist comes towards her, but this only means the bear's mighty fist hits her midair. This might've softened the blow of a normal hit a little, but in this case it just means she can't do anything to slow the momentum of her being rushed into the turnbuckle.

She falls to her knees as the bear's fist moves on, then onto all fours, struggling just to keep up to that extent for the moment.

Her spirit, however, is another matter, a giant pink energy tiger surging out of her back, keeping connected to her by it's feet and tail, and lunging towards Kuma, slashing at the bear with it's energy claws.

COMBATSYS: Kuma attempts to interrupt Handsome Beast from Miki with Frolicking Bear.

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Kuma             0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0             Miki

COMBATSYS: Miki reverses Frolicking Bear from Kuma with GWAR!!!.

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Kuma             0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0             Miki

"Roar snarl! <Oh... you can understand me?! That's... um... don't tell anyone I said that!!>" Kuma suddenly seems extremely bashful, raising up on his hind legs and kind of dancing foot to foot in a pensive fashion, gnawing on the end of a boxing glove. Of course the idea of someone going easy on a giant bear is another matter, as he smashes into the hapless Miki rather harder than he intended to. "Rrrr!! <Wh,whoops, are you--Whoa!!>" Finding that Miki is down but not out, he suddenly spirals to the side, lunging through the blast of energy as it dissipates in the wave of force... impacting the ground and crouching down, before lunging upwards with intent to slam into her with a large amount of bear momentum--!

Miki did kind of just... yell out Kuma's Love Strategy in front of a whole stadium of people. But she doesn't want to embarass the bear further, so she doesn't say anything in response.
The energy tiger, once broken, starts to seep back into Tiger Mask in bits and pieces. As the bear starts to lunge upwards at her, she suddenly leaps up on all fours off the ground, flips around, and slams the heel of her foot into the bridge of Kuma's muzzle with a growl, driving Kuma's lunge back into the ground - either the energy rejuvenated her, the sight of an incoming giant bear was particularly inspirational, or she was pretending to be more hurt than she actually was. Perhaps a combination of those.
She vaults off the kick to Kuma's muzzle to flip again, lands on his back as he hits the ground, and raises her hands in kung fu claws, tearing into his back viciously. The front half of the energy tiger rises out of her, and starts to do the exact same thing to his neck with it's energy claws.

It still feels like kicking a mountain; Kuma weighs 1,200 pounds, and he's currently supplied quite a bit of kinetic force towards not being deterred. For a few moments the battle for dominance continues before he launches straight down and slams upon the ring hard enough to shake it to the core, rolling upon his back with swirlies for eyes and a growing red lump. Heihachi extends a hand, smacking the ring. "Tag me in! Tag me in!" That can't possibly be allowed! The ripping motions cause a roar of pain, before Kuma curls into himself and begins violently rolling on his back, attempting to suck the rampaging tigress into his whirlwind before explosively unfurling, trying to send her across the arena again. "< That HURT!! Fine, warrior! I'll face you with my full strength!! >" He then bites either boxing glove, ripping them off to reveal massive talons that he splays like knives, dropping to all fours and looking more than a little menacing... outside the red scarf and boxing trunks, at least!

COMBATSYS: Miki blocks Kuma's Break'n EX.

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Kuma             0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0             Miki

Miki is sucked into the violent whirlwind, but blocks each successive blow - but even through the gloves, those hits are causing nasty bruises on her arms on leg. Finally, she's thrown back, but flips in midair, controlling her movement, landing on the top rope on one leg, the other leg - the one she kicked Kuma with - raised so her hand can move down and rub it. She flexes the leg out, lowers it down to stand on the rope with both legs.
Seeing Kuma bite off the boxing gloves, she gives him a thumbs up. "Excellent! Don't hold back!"
She jumps up into the air, spinning, falls back down onto the rope on both feet, and springs off it at a bit of an angle, hurling herself back towards Kuma through the air, leg extended, spinning. She aims her heel at the side of the bear's head.
"Tiiiiger KICK!"

COMBATSYS: Kuma dodges Miki's Heavy Kick.

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Kuma             0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0             Miki

Suddenly Kuma flattens his body on the ground, more or less going limp with his limbs sprawled in all directions. Miki goes sailing right over his head harmlessly, which is probably a surprising but comically efficient way of getting out of the way. Whirling around, he suddenly growls and charges forward, lifting back up to his imposing height before snapping down his teeth, aiming to bite Miki in the shoulder rather forcefully -- especially for a giant bear. Not hard enough to draw blood, but that doens't mean those wicked canines are going to be anything but uncomfortable to deal with. The crowd appears to be enjoying the fi ght a tleast, if the cheers and noise is any measure! "Kuma, you've never been defeated... better not start now!!"

COMBATSYS: Kuma successfully hits Miki with Aggressive Bite.

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Kuma             1/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0             Miki

Tiger Mask blinks as Kuma drops to the ground, and continues to spin, landing on one leg with her back of the bear. The momentum causes her to continue to whirl around, only to find a bear's teeth clamping down on her shoulder. A mixture of a scream and growl escapes her throat, but rather than doing something sane like try to escape or forfeit...
"There's a first time for everything!" She swings her body up and wraps her legs around Kuma's neck, trying to strangle him, while her hands move up to grab onto Kuma's jaws just outside his teeth, trying to push those jaws apart to stop those teeth from sinking in any further, and simultaneously make her harder to throw off.

COMBATSYS: Kuma endures Miki's Strong Throw.

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Kuma             1/----===/=======|====---\-------\0             Miki

There's only one option left now for Kuma; while she's wrestling intentfully within him, moving to strangle his throat through muscles as broad as her own torso, he simply endures it. To bring up a paw, and then swing hard in an attempt to smack Miki right in the face of her mask across the temple. The intent is to utterly daze her, as Kuma twists around... hopefully, Miki falls forward, right into the plush warmth of the ursine's fur.
An explosive, green shockwave of force would rip through the halls thereafter, echoing twice before the horrific aroma begins to settle down on the surroundings. "DAMNIT, KUMA!!" Heihachi comments, wafting a hand through the air. A mighty technique; one capable of bringing down even the Mishima, one of the strongest to ever live!!

COMBATSYS: Miki fails to counter Fatal Wind from Kuma with Paper Tiger.

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Kuma             0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0             Miki

The head of the energy tiger starts to come out of her face, solidifying - but Kuma's paw is too quick or too strong, and shatters it without any apparent effect. Miki is dazed, and falls face(mask?)-first against Kuma's fur. She lies there for a second, insensate, and then that shockwave of stenchy force throws her back, rolling across the ground.
For a moment she doesn't move - has Tiger Mask been defeated?
Then, slowly, she rolls over onto her face, climbs back up onto all fours, a dull pink light shining out from her eyes through her mask.

In many ways, this is an impressive turn of events. Nobody has ever survived Kuma's greatest assault. The willpower within the Tiger Mask must be extraordinary, to say the least. He looks surprised, turning back towards her after beginning to thrust his arms up in victory. "Roar. <Very well. I accept your warrior's spirit... and will give you a fitting end!!>" Dropping down to all fours, Kuma then lumbers forward, before unleashing two quick, ferocious paw swipes, each raking towards her upper body with the intention of knocking her clear through the ropes and out of the ring!! The display is showing 1:03 left in the round... it seems one way or another, this fight is not going to be lasting for the long run!

COMBATSYS: Kuma successfully hits Miki with Honey Trap EX.

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Kuma             0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0             Miki

Miki rises herself up onto two feet as if pulled by puppet swings, and sways from side to side as she tries to avoid the paw swipes. She doesn't move quickly enough, however, and is knocked back through the ropes, and out of the ring. This... might technically be a loss for her already, but she isn't very focused on that right now, instead focused on facing her enemy, Kuma, with all the strength she has left. She rushes back in towards him on all fours with a low growl, rising up, and tries to slam one arm into the lower half of one of his forelegs while the other one pulls back on the top of the same foreleg. While she attempts this, the tiger spirit emerges from her, and rains down a flurry of energy claw swipes at the bear.

COMBATSYS: Miki can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Kuma interrupts Iron Maiden from Miki with Big Tree.

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The first few swipes rip down into Kuma, but suddenly he stamps down his foot and then strikes upwards, the initial attempt to flip him met with a brutal impact right into Miki's ribcage; vaulting her backwards to thump into the ropes and then fall to the ground. Kuma's panting heavily, blackened fur from those countless slashes, and a bloody muzzle from the hellish kicks earlier. He's also shedding no small amount of fur, and seems an edge more feral than usual. "WINNER... KUMA!! A ONE-ROUND KO AS EXPECTED!!" rings through. "Miki put on an exceptional match with her early turnaround, but it wasn't enough to stop the URSINE ONSLAUGHT of the Neo League's #1 RISING STAR!" Kuma thumps down into a sit, exhausted. If the battle had dragged on, things would certainly have not been in his favor. "Roar snarl. <You are strong. I'll fight you any time...!>"

COMBATSYS: Kuma has ended the fight here.

Log created on 20:30:40 01/19/2015 by Miki, and last modified on 18:45:11 01/20/2015.