Description: Down in the audience pit, the show has been driving the crowd wild, and with the caliber of monster hits being played at all times, it's hard to blame them. To stoke the audience just a little bit more, a battle's been arranged to break out right in their midst, a three way scrap between three crack schoolkids, who are just the right age for these kinds of parties. Unfortunately, the barricades that were purchased to keep the fighting seperate from the crowd didn't account for when the mosh breaks out. Fueled by heavy amounts of [COLA], the crowd surges, and soon the fighters are lost in a sea of thrusting, only-somewhat-dressed sweaty dance bodies, gyrating furiously to PUNCH THE BEAR's new single, "KICKIN KODIAK." How in the world are you supposed to fight when this kind of mess breaks out!? Figure it out anyway, your cred as a fighter is on the line!!

Out of everywhere...
Gan didn't expect himself to be at a Rock Show.
Specifically THE ROCK SHOW.

The caps are completely certain and important, after all. The night has been a ruckus so far and the works for Saturday Night Fights have done their best ( nothing at all except barricades ) to sanction and section off the battlefield. It's working... for now.

Promised nothing except a good time, the Gedo Thug Gan showed up because, as everyone in the school had stated, it would be 'bad ass' and 'you better ----ing go dude! It'll be killer!' and 'You'd have to be a loser to not show up!' As Gan was not a loser, he caved to peer pressure and went. Because Edge thought this too. Many did.

The music hurt his ears, however.

That was good, though! "Gyaahaha! Not bad!" Gan exclaims as his massive hands clap in the air, a mini-shockwave from the force! It's not all /that/ powerful though! Still, Gan stands in the metallic barriers, towering over most of the crowd! But would that stay that way? He was, after all, prime seating.

On the stage, a bunch of rockers start to tune their guitars and other instruments. "YOU [COLA] PUNKS READY!?" He cries out. The cheers and roar from the crowd is deafing, yet it's even more rediculous as the band adds on. "CAUSE I KNOW WE'RE READY UP HERE.... READY TO KICK SOME ----ING BEARS!"

The roar of the crowd is but a prelude to the sweaty, surging tsunami of [COLA], bodies, fluids and EVEN MORE BODIES.

There's a lot, actually, Gan notes.

Alice Nakata likes dancing.

No, seriously. She will make a lot of excuses to go to a dance, especially one that's a bit out of her way; this is her kind of jam even if it's not Gan's. The Taiyo student feels right at home among all the people, noise, and excitement.

And now she gets to be up on stage, too. Well, a fighting stage, not the band stage, but it still counts. Hurray! That should happen more often, she thinks.

Alice is dressed in her red shirt and miniskirt outfit, and is stretching out a little bit - by leaning way, way, /way/ over the barricade and waving, far too cheerfully, at random people in the crowd. "Hi hi~!" Of course, she's almost inaudible over the sheer noise of the place. Gan has a big, booming voice. Alice doesn't.

Alice stops leaning over the barricade, pushing herself back to a more upright position. "They'd better play the single soon," Alice practically yells to Gan; it's the only way she can make herself understood. "You ready, big guy?"

Kazuki's not super keen on dancing, but he most certainly likes himself some music. He is in jeans and a t-shirt, with a Gedo High gakuran. He hears Alice just fine, heard Gan pretty decently as well.

The young man is pretty unassuming, but climbs the barrier anyway, sizing up the other two fighters carefully. It's been far too long since he was involved in a fight involving more than two people. He doesn't announce himself, though. They will either notice him or they won't.

COMBATSYS: Kazuki has started a fight here.

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COMBATSYS: Kazuki has joined the fight here on the top side.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-------

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

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-------
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Gan has joined the fight here.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-------
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Gan

Gan leans over Alice, towering over her, as he laughs.
"What a stupid question!" Gan booms!

Cracking his knuckles, Gan slams both of his fists together before him causing a rather audible smack. Don't think he doesn't notice you Kazuki! That gedo gakuran isn't something that just SHOWS UP in a rock-show! Of course, the SNF officials give them the green light.

Which is, coincidentally, the same green light that PUNCH THE BEAR, the band on stage, get. "YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" An obnoxious, and yet thrilling cheer, rumbles through the crowd! Which is exactly the time the barriers get bodied so hard it's like Dhalsim perfected them in USF4. That is to say - there was no question which side was in control. The barriers crash to the ground.


The flood begins, of human bodies, charging, moshing, roaring. Gan, as large as he is, has half his body disappear into the massive pile of moshing bodies. Like a living wave, they wash into Gan, his movements already slow and easy to spot... but with all this crowd, it's likely going to be even harder to move around!? "Get ... OFF!" Gan's cry is no surprise, and Kazuki, unlucky that he is, would be in the center of where the whole thing is occuring - hands swiping outwards to crash into the air right above him, a shockwave of force and chi oscillating outwards, causing a brief but sudden opening in the crowd, sending many flying. Gan is /strong/.

Just a brief introduction.

Alice Nakata is not actually very tall herself, even as an American in Japan; she's used to people being taller than her, though admittedly not usually by as much as Gan is. "You'd better be!" she says, with a grin, before she looks over at the other Gedo student. Great, two delinquents - well, that's perhaps not quite as worrying as it would be for a lot of Taiyo students.

The signal comes when the band starts to play, and Alice sticks up both hands and immediately goes "Woooo!" Unfortunately, she practically vanishes in the crowd of moshing audience a couple moments later. She pretty much blends right in. Her outfit isn't that unusual here. She's mostly visible by the hat, which is swept along in the crowd.

A few moments later, Alice pops out, bounding up from the crowd to balance on a booming speaker in a crouch. From here, even she can look down at Gan! She just hasn't decided what to do about it.

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata focuses on her next action.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-------
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Gan

COMBATSYS: Kazuki parries Gan's Aranami Shiki!

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-------
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Gan

Kazuki's eyes narrow as the crowd pours in, and Gan's huge hands come crashing in toward him. Kirigana hops lightly towards the massive meat mountain, slapping an open palm down on Gan's wrist and vaulting forward.

Kazuki lets out a sharp kiai as he throws a lightning fast toe kick at the inside of Gan's shoulder, aiming for the bundle of nerves he knows is there. The aim is simple: disrupt Gan's movements in order to bring the larger man down that much more quickly!

COMBATSYS: Kazuki successfully hits Gan with Staccato EX.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|------=
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0              Gan

Gan can't actually see either when the SWARM of people come crashing down.
It's possibly for the best.
Still, he can hear them!

Alice's active camoflauge is doing its thing and Gan loses her within a moment. Kazuki just picked a bad, or perhaps, GOOD place to stand! Alice makes herself know only when she is darn ready to show herself, what with her leaping out of the crowd to balance on a speaker over head. Gan's eyes look up. That person is the /only/ one up there.

Hmm. She might be a fighter.

He'll just help them down, he thinks.


Of course, Kazuki suddenly comes barreling towards him with a lightning fast kick that slams into Gan's shoulder, aiming for his nerves! He gets a /few/. However, it may take Gan a while to feel it with his dinosaur like size and body. In this case, it barely slows him down, even as he tries to bring an arm up to defend himself - Kazuki is just /too fast/, and it's stuck in crowd.

Gan instead does something odd - grasping the speak above and ripping it off, sending it spiralling upwards, with Alice potentially on it! "Don't sit this one out!" He declares, STUCK in the crowd, like quicksand, unable to chase after her!

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata parries Gan's Quick Throw!!

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|------=
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0              Gan

Alice doesn't appear to be hiding so much as deciding where to go from here that won't dump her right back into the crowd. She has eventually come to the conclusion that there's not really anywhere like that.

Plus, she's starting to go deaf from standing on the speaker. She can feel it vibrate through her feet.

It doesn't look like she's going to get much of a choice, though. The speaker wobbles as Gan lays a beefy mitt on it, and then starts to tip over as he pulls down the pole it's connected to! Alice's platform becomes a lot more precarious.

Her strategy is to jump off it, using the added momentum from Gan's grab at her speaker to throw herself further and faster than she'd ordinarily get. "COMING THROUGH!" she yells, rotating her entire body like a drill as she passes over Gan, pointing both feet at Kazuki on the descent! If she connects, she springs off, flipping and landing on her feet; if she doesn't, she skids along the floor for a step or two before recovering.

COMBATSYS: Kazuki fails to interrupt Diving Drill EX from Alice Nakata with Syncopation.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|----===
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0              Gan

The plan is simple, really. Grab a leg, palm strike to the knee to dislocate it. Kazuki takes a boot to the head instead, sending the aikidoka sprawling to the floor. He lets out a low growl as he gets back up to his hands and knees, trying to shake the cobwebs loose. This is not an easy thing, between the stars spinning in his vision along with the crowd swarming around him.

The throw CONNECTS.
With the speaker.
It goes whipping off!

Alice jumps off it as it flies into the stage and becomes an ADDITION to the rampage going on for everyone! With the [COLA] fueled rampage, can any of the populace in the area be stopped!? DO THEY WANT TO BE!? The band doesn't even slow down as the spinning, flying stereo goes crashing into the stage. They just throw up a hand and the roar becomes ever more apparent!

Still, Alice got away from him, like a drill even, spinning into Kazuki and the crowd. Gan, large as he is, isn't able to find Kazuki as he crashes into the crowd, after Alice does the same to him. He can, however, find Alice.

You gotta make do, after all.

"Where'd the other guy go!?" Gan exclaims, a massive mit pushing away some of the crowd as he attempts to wade through the crowd - it's hard, he can barely move! Eh, though. Why move? "OUTTA MY WAY!" Gan once more exclaims, raising a heavy foot.


That's about when rather large shockwaves of glowing purple energy begin to eminate from the ground, Gan advancing on Alice, the only visible fighter, with foot after foot! The ravers are being tossed away!?

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata blocks Gan's Ganseki Kudaki.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|----===
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/=======|=------\-------\0              Gan

Alice Nakata is pretty fast when she gets going - especially when Gan involuntarily tosses her partway across the battlefield in a drilling kick.

Thanks, Gan!

Alice is back on her feet by the time Gan lumbers his way over. "He's down there," she says by way of explanation, but this is easy to overlook in both the sheer volume of the rock and the fact that she didn't bother to say it very loudly. That and the shockwaves coming at her. She's glad that's clearing out some of the moshers!

Unlike the crowd, she manages to stand her ground, crouching low and sheltering her body from the shockwaves. Watching the pattern, Alice rolls forward, advancing on Gan way down at ground level as she somersaults forward. She slides the last part, feet-first, having spun herself around on her palms.

The net result is that Gan might feel himself coming down to the ground as Alice tries to sweep his feet out from under him - and then spring up over him, bouncing off the gigantic student to clear some distance. "C'mon! You want a piece of this? You're going to get one! But I'm the only one who gets to kick a bear here!"

She could probably have found a better way to put that.

Kazuki finally scoops himself off of the ground, and charges towards Alice. He waits for Alice to start to recover from her sweep before hooking her ankle with his own. He attempts to kick her leg up into the air, before grabbing for the limb.

The young man then calls the wind, giving Kazuki some extra oomph to fling the woman into one of the speakers!

COMBATSYS: Gan blocks Alice Nakata's Tumble Kick.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-----==
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0              Gan


Goes the Gan! Right through the battlefield! He's not pulling any punches, but Alice thankfully helps Gan find Kazuki. He's not out of it just because he's wearing a gedo-whateveritwas! He's just as liable a target as well! Gan only has normal giant eyes, though! With Alice rolling forwards, advancing on Gan, she still manages to get into a defensive position and not get the worst ( or is it the worst? ) of it all! However, Alice is onto, or rather, below Gan!

He... can't see her down there actually, too many moshers.

As such, Gan can feel himself coming down, the giant being felled forwards into the mosh-pit, but STRATEGICALLY using the crowd as a defensive measure. Still, Alice would bounce off him at the end to clear it. Kazuki goes shooting by, calling the wind, to really catch up to Alice! Gan, to help this chain, reaches out for Kazuki, intending to whip the chain of people straight into the crowd, starting with Kazuki! Unless Alice escapes!It's a heavy two handed whip, in this case!


"It's a KODIAK!" Gan corrects, because he is simple like that, as Kazuki is grasped for. His body, actually, not just a leg.

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata parries Kazuki's Impetuoso!!

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-----==
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Alice Nakata     1/-----==/=======|==-----\-------\0              Gan

"Kodiaks are bears!" Alice yells back at Gan, and then wonders why she bothered.

Kazuki tries to flip her up by the leg so he can get into a throw. Alice's foot goes up all right, but she ends up precariously standing on one foot with the other almost straight up; if nothing else, she's flexible. She twists out of Kazuki's grasp, still with her leg raised high.

Alice brings her raised foot down, hard. It impacts Kazuki's shoulder - or at least, that's the goal. If it does, Alice pushes off with her other foot, jumping literally off Kazuki's shoulder and back to send her flying past him and ending up well behind him. If she doesn't... well, she's going to look a little silly. And not go anywhere at all, beyond a short little hop.

"Hey, watch it! If you want to see my underwear there are way nicer ways to ask," Alice says, with a grin; she /is/ wearing a pretty short skirt. (She also has bikini bottoms on under it, because Alice is very aware she's wearing a short skirt and long ago decided not to fight in anything she wouldn't be willing to wear without anything else covering it up.)

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata successfully hit Kazuki with High Heel EX.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|--=====
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Alice Nakata     1/---====/=======|==-----\-------\0              Gan

COMBATSYS: Kazuki fails to counter Medium Throw from Gan with Cambiare.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|=======
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Alice Nakata     1/---====/=======|==-----\-------\0              Gan

Between the noise, and the fury of the two fighters, Kazuki finds himself overwhelmed with the input. Alice's boot slams into his collarbone, causing the young man to stagger. He reaches for Gan's hand gamely, but the large man's charge to to strong, too fast.

Kirigana is flung into the crowd, and he doesn't emerge from that mosh pit any time quickly!

But... it's not a kodiak!
Gan doesn't see that as equivalent!
He doesn't even know the word! How could he!

Gan doesn't even care about wardrobe choices, as he is wearing a barrel and an outfit with an ENTIRE ARM missing on it. He has long past lost his care for fashion and the fashionable - if he ever did. Perhaps clothes just didn't fit once too many times. Maybe.

As Gan reaches for Kazuki, he ends up lost once more into the crowd as Gan helps to hide him inside of the moshing crowd, a veritable swarm of men and women rubbing against each other. Gan, like a sea giant, manages to wade through. It makes things really hard, actually.

Alice - once more Gan's target, is set upon! The Gedo student dashes straight towards her, aiming to grasp both legs as she hops past him!


Gan, if he gains control of Alice's legs, would helpfully join her in the mosh pit, Alice becoming a living glowstick as Gan would shake her above the crowd, this way and that, in the middle of the air, like she was some kind of propeller! She'd be spiked into the crowd after, at least!

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata dodges Gan's Ooran.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|=======
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Alice Nakata     1/---====/=======|===----\-------\0              Gan

Alice Nakata doesn't chase down Kazuki immediately. She probably /could/ - she saw where he fell and it's not like he's abandoning the fight, she assumes - but she has bigger problems.

Because let's be honest: Gan is about the biggest problem you're going to run into all day.
%Alice moves fast to avoid getting grabbed by leg, torso, or arm. She ducks under Gan's grrip, going right under his arm and using the fact that she's much faster than him to advantage; she's trying to end up over past his side. When she's about perpendicular to his facing, she plants one foot, using the continued rotation of her body to go into a spinning kick and slam her heel into Gan. She has no delusions that it will knock him over, but she kicks pretty hard... he might at least feel it.

Staying near him is at least /a/ plan, though. It assures her that the crowd is going to stay back. A little. Maybe. If they know what's good for them.

Kazuki shoves his way clear of the crowd, his outfit shredded, the gakuran falling away from the young man. Kazuki lets out a low growl, and charges Alice one more time.

Kazuki reaches for Alice's arm, snapping a quick upward punch at her elbow in an attempt to force it to bend the wrong way. Kirigana then pivots and attempts to bring the joint he punched at directly down on his shoulder before throwing Alice to the pavement!

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata successfully hit Gan with Spin Kick.
~~ Alluring Hit! ~~

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-======
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Alice Nakata     1/--=====/=======|====---\-------\0              Gan

Bigger Gan problems.
Honestly, the ganliest problems.
Although she deals with them well!

As Alice moves, a bit too fast, Gan's brow knits. That's /not/ usually what happens! Especially as she tries to end up past his side. Planting her foot down, rotating around, the woman lashes out - well girl. Perhaps even /small person/. She's not that small, however!

The plan is effective enough! But will Gan fall for it!?

She flashes her bikini in the wide kick. Gan is but a man, and might have his eyes shift. Enough to cause him to stagger backwards, actually! "Gh!" Not very far, though, since there's a living wall that keeps him up and pushes him to stay up!

As Kazuki goes on the offensive, Gan grits his teeth. "Gyahah! you're pretty fast..." But will she be able to get away... /next time/?

He's hanging back!? Why for!?


Gan's head might be bobbing, right before his hands shoot out, clearing out the area around him before his foot crashes down right after... giving him space to breathe!

COMBATSYS: Gan focuses on his next action.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-======
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Alice Nakata     1/--=====/=======|====---\-------\0              Gan

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata blocks Kazuki's Combo Throw.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-======
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Alice Nakata     1/-======/=======|====---\-------\0              Gan

Alice Nakata is old enough. It's just that she's also five foot two and, though her weight is not a matter of public record, probably under a hundred pounds. It makes her easy to throw around.

Gan does not throw her around. He backs off to give himself some time and space. Alice blows him a kiss before Kazuki comes in for her arm. He actually manages to lay hands on it, twisting her by the arm and trying to smack her in the elbow.

"Whoa, whoa, hey!" Alice does something about that. She moves into the blow, pushing downward, so that the blow isn't taken on the joint of her elbow but the length of her arm. It stings quite a bit, but it's not going to break anything, and it puts her close to Kazuki.

Very close.

So close, in fact, that /she/ can try to wrap one arm around Kazuki's head, bringing him down in a headlock! It is, at least, slightly less uncomfortable than the alternative, because it ends up with his head momentarily pressed against her chest - though then she tries to give him a push towards Gan. Sort of a push. More of a slap on the butt, actually, which she does regardless of the headlock's success or not; she doesn't try to hold it long.

"You deal with him!" Alice didn't push Kazuki hard enough to cause injury to him (or Gan, for that matter, even if he stumbles the few feet to the gigantic Gedo student); she just wants them close together and hopefully dealing with each other rather than, say, punching her in the face.

COMBATSYS: Kazuki fails to counter Quick Throw from Alice Nakata with Rebound Throw.
~~ Alluring Hit! ~~

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|----===
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Alice Nakata     1/-======/=======|====---\-------\0              Gan

Kazuki barely hears Alice over the noise, reaches for the hand as it comes in for him. His fingertips brush Alice's arm, and then Kazuki is sent sprawling and stumbling towards Gan.

The man is a mountain of meat, and Kazuki's forward momentum is not only blunted, but reflected back upon him, sending the aikidoka sprawling once more to the ground. He's not really showing a good fight, here. The headache from the riot of noise, however, drives the thought from his mind.

Gan's weight is gotta be in the record books.
At least for his age.
It's unlikely for /total/ all over though!

The kiss!? Gan's brow knits as he sees it, before Alice and Kazuki interact in the mosh pit - as well as anyone ELSE in the mosh pit reacts! What can a Gan do!? With the space created... alot, actually. As the other fighters will find shortly.

While Alice pushes Kazuki over towards Gan, Kazuki tries something which causes Gan to stop for a moment to look down, especially as Kazuki sprawls to the ground. Gan could probably just kick Kazuki at Alice at this rate - Gan doesn't believe in hitting someone when they're down though! He's a thug, but Kazuki... well at this brief moment, Alice is a far bigger threat!

"Gyahah! Don't you tell me what to do!" Gan exclaims, charging right over Kazuki!

It backfires.

Pulling back a heavy arm, the massive meaty limb swings forwards towards Alice, attempting to strike her like some kind of falling tree!


The crowd erupts even if it dissolves into a guitar solo!!!

But will Alice erupt into GIANT FIST?

COMBATSYS: Gan successfully hits Alice Nakata with Fierce Punch.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|----===
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Alice Nakata     2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=====--\-------\0              Gan

oh god he has a giant fist

Alice was a little too busy making sure Kazuki wasn't going to, say, turn right around and deck her. She's glad he didn't, but it left her a little open to Gan; she takes Gan seriously as a threat, of course, but he just seems so damn slow that, on the rare occasions he actually moves pretty quickly, it's a surprise.

The impact isn't a punch so much as a giant bludgeoning impact. Alice springs away to avoid it, but it catches her, picks her even further up and launches her back. She goes head over heels, and doesn't right herself until she slams into several members of the crowd, who catch her and set her more or less upright. (Catching mosh divers is a time-honoured tradition, and that was more or less the same thing.)

"HEY GAN!" Alice is hurting but she's not out yet; she runs pretty heavily on adrenaline, which doesn't hurt matters. She tenses her entire body. "CATCH!"

Leaping into the air, a ball of energy forms in - around - Alice's right hand, like she had her fist driven into something about the size of a basketball. "BUSTER SHOOT!" she yells, spiking it downward at a sharp angle like she was Terry Bogard and knew how to do Power Dunk. Except instead of punching, she throws the 'ball', aiming just in front of Gan's feet.

He may be slightly surprised when it explodes into an angled pillar of chi, erupting from the ground in a just-off-vertical blast before repeating itself a step forward - under his feet this time. Unless he hustles!

Wait, Alice thinks, as she lands, straightening her cap. Where'd Kazuki go?

Right behind Alice, it would seem. Kazuki has an open hand drawn back, and there is an odd... current about the young man. The wind spins and whirls around that open hand.

"Heads-up, Isurugi-sempai!" Kazuki thrusts the palm towards Alice's back as he unleashes a blast of wind that should, hopefully, send her flying directly towards Gan!

COMBATSYS: Gan interrupts Buster Shoot from Alice Nakata with Setsuhou Otoshi.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-----==
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Alice Nakata     1/----<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0              Gan

A giant fist among other things!
One that impacts into Alice.
Gan gets to watch Alice slam into multiple members of the crowd!

It's quite carthetic, the first solid impact on Alice since... actually, it was the first one! Gan didn't remember anything else actually touching the dancer! A surprise among surprises! Still, she doesn't stay that way for long! Which is only /somewhat/ surprising - she looked quite spry! Gan gets a very small smile when she sees her stop. Then she calls out his name.

He asks him to catch. "I TOLD YOU-Huh?" Gan's charging at Alice already, planning on continuing no matter what! Then she forms a ball of energy and fires it right off, right into his feet. Gan is awash in her /chi/. He needed a bath anyways.

Nothing could survive that much chi! It's a wasteland!!!


The roar of the crowd groars stronger, the mashing of the crowd unbelievably frantic! It's then that a miracle occurs. "GOT IT!" Gan exclaims. There's no second pillar of energy. In some sort of freakish miracle, Gan's arms are raised as he /completely plows through/ the giant energy wall as if he was some kind of train like human, arms burning from the chi that Alice had supplied and his own, lashing out, palm by palm as the distance is closed, each and every strike hard and heavy into the girl as he seems /relentless/. Hand after hand of burning energy before he finally pulls it back hard and sends Alice flying! "Gyahaha!"

Is it true!? Is the rock music the trigger for violence in youths!?

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata parries Kazuki's Fugue!!

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|-----==
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Alice Nakata     1/-<<<<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0              Gan

Gan has now set a new record: nobody has caught the Buster Shoot before. Or withstood it like that, which counts as 'catching' for the purposes of impressing Alice.

"Holy crap!"

Gan doesn't really slow down when he bulls through the chi pillar. He's not going fast to begin with, and it's not exactly easy, but him performing his best runaway train impression leaves an impact that won't be forgotten. (Literally.)

Alice is in midair when Kazuki tries his wind trick on her. And it works, too; she finds herself being pushed the other way, her hat going flying in the sudden gust, her skirt flapping wildly - this shirt isn't exactly the kind that can, or it would be too. Specifically, she finds herself going right back toward Gan.

"I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FLY," Alice yells, but she seems to be doing a pretty good impression. She does a forward somersault flip, propelled more by her own aerial ability at this point than the wind; she's dangerous in the air, and anyone who has seen her fight knows it.

She delivers a kick mid-flip at Gan. It doesn't just hit with all the force in her body; it cracks down with a red-white glow around her entire leg and a sound like a contained thunderclap, ripping the air from its sheer power. It's practiced, if perhaps not normally initiated this way! It also sends Alice flying; she has no idea where she's going to end after this one!

Kazuki's eye go wide as Alice rides the blast. Then he frowns, wishing that the headache would go away. Ending the fight would probably help that. Kirigana waits for Alice to rebound off of Gan before taking to the skies himself.

He twists in the air, driving a kick directly at the small of Alice's back. This may prove to be a stupid, stupid move. No ground. Nothing to brace on, or off of. He's not even trying to /throw/ the woman.

Which is why it might work.

COMBATSYS: Gan barely endures Alice Nakata's Skysplitter Kick EX.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|------=
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0              Gan

With the impact making it's ... impact, Gan smiles again.
It's the simple things in life.
Kazuki's wind trick, though - it catches Alice!?

AND IT SENDS HER RIGHT BACK TOWARDS GAN!? His head snapes, eyes wide towards Kazuki, even as the crowd slowly begins to engulf Gan more. They were... working together!? It may not be true, but Gan just sees it like that! Simple as he is.

He doesn't have time to think, instead, Alice's yelling is clear - she cannot fly! She falls with style - straight into Gan, a mid-flip kick at Gan who ... charges into it!? The entire leg, glowing with power, slams into the back of Gan.

It's like one of those revolving doorways, except incredibly painful. He's sent forwards, back burning and in incredible pain all at once, frasping at anything before him as he staggers through and onto a few rockers! His grip... towards Kazuki!? "You're done helping her!" But has he ever been!?


His hand whips out, grasping, Gan attempting to pull Kazuki skywards before catching him and powerbombing him right into the ground! A simple technique, but Gan is ... big!

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata dodges Kazuki's Roundhouse Kick.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|------=
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0              Gan

Alice Nakata avoids the roundhouse kick at least half by sheer chance, because she really /has/ lost control of her flight at this point. She slams into another group of rock fans, bowling them over like tenpins; Kazuki can follow if he wants, but he might have better things to do... like not get run into by Gan.

Fortunately, nobody appears badly hurt from the impact, and Alice spots her hat pretty quickly. She grabs it, jamming it back on her head. There, she thinks. She is at least dressed now.

Gan looks busy. Rather than get his attention by yelling again, Alice jumps, finding a moment when the crowd is mostly clear. She throws one of those chi balls at Gan's back, about the size of a basketball - but this one doesn't explode into a pillar. It just kind of impacts before fading away (either with Gan or the floor; her control isn't that good).

"POWER... SHOOT!" OK, maybe she's not /that/ silent about it. But at least she didn't warn him!

COMBATSYS: Kazuki fails to counter Strong Throw from Gan with Cambiare.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|----===
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0              Gan

Kazuki reachs for Gan's hands as they reach for him. However, the larger man has all of the advantages. Size, reach, leverage, everything that matters when it comes to throwing a person, Gan has the advantage at the moment. Kirigana goes for a ride, the ground cratering slightly around the two men.

Kazuki simply lays there in pain, either unable or unwilling to move just yet, as he feels pain pretty much everywhere.

COMBATSYS: Gan interrupts Power Shoot from Alice Nakata with Buchikamashi.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|----===
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0              Gan

Gan may be fueled by /rock/.
There may be times in the future they keep him away from such /poisons/.
In this case, however, Gan grasps Kazuki!

With Kazuki firmly planted in the ground, his attention goes back to Alice - widening as she once more yells out - POWER -!!! Gan's already in motion, arms at his side as he charges through the crowd. Like some kind of juggernaut, Gan seemingly is growing faster. As if he's getting used to battle, getting used to the fighters all around, the people bumping and swaying about him pushed aside as if he was treading water!

Which is why the unthinkable happens to Alice.


Both arms slam up infront of him, creating what is somewhat of an impenetrable meat-shield of arms, the basketball impacting into them both and being tossed aside. At which point, with Alice in the air, she gets head-butted. Struck solidly with Gan's head meat at her jump arc! Gan leaps up, grasping her with both hands off his head... and then aims groundwards!


Gan and Alice seperate at impact on the ground, giving Alice a bit of breathing room!

Alice Nakata's chi ball impacts Gan's mighty arms and breaks up, spraying energy around before fading away.

Unfortunately it does not stop Gan from headbutting Alice. His significantly larger head impacts Alice's with a mighty crack, and as it turns out that hat she's so attached to doesn't actually help her with the whole armouring much. She would have just fallen had Gan not grabbed her out of the air, slamming her into the ground and knocking the wind out of her with something between a yell and a whistling squeak.

Alice doesn't get up immediately. She's dazed, bruised, and apparently just content to lie there with the little sparks circling her vision for a few moments.

When she does rise, it's not really /get/ up so much as /vault/ up. It hurts, but it still gets her into the air; Alice pushes herself, feet-first, at Gan in a vertical kick! It looks, in fact, an awful lot like something else Terry Bogard is famous for.

To her credit, Alice does not call it the Rising Tackle /or/ the Rising Taco.

Kazuki rolls over after a pained moment. He drags himself to his feet, and stares blearily at Gan for a moment. After shaking his head back and forth to try to get his vision to settle. Then he decides to move anyway.

Kazuki attempts get behind Gan, and apply a sleeper hold. Granted, Gan's neck is practically non-existant, and Kazuki may not even be able to get his arms around Gan's wind pipe. That doesn't seem to be stopping Kirigana, however!

COMBATSYS: Gan blocks Alice Nakata's Rising Drill.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|----===
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0              Gan

COMBATSYS: Kazuki successfully hits Gan with Choke Hold.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|---====
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0              Gan

It's still wearing Gan down, though.
He can only hold on for so long!
Worse yet... the song ended!?

There are chants for ENCORE! The band in the back keeps ROCKING out but the words now are just a garble of roaring and cheers from the crowd as the mosh picks up speed and energy, or perhaps, begins to collapse!? Much like the fighters, actually!

Alice slams into his arms feet first, as she rises, Gan's meaty arms coming up as he defends himself as best he can! As the legs hammer hard into Gan's arms, he feels Kazuki coming up behind him, attempting to put on a SLEEPER hold! Gan tries to duck, but... can't! It's just not possible! He is unable to!

Instead of attempting to get rid of Kazuki from his next, Gan grunts send a rather weak and telegraphed punch towards Alice - he's clearly running out of steam!

Gan also has his vision grow somewhat dim as he swings, because Kazuki is taking him down - or attempting to! It's like choking a bear.

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata dodges Gan's Quick Punch.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|---====
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0              Gan

Alice Nakata is looking pretty wiped herself. It's a wonder she's still upright, honestly, between fatigue and the battering she's taken; she's doing pretty well to even still be concious!

Gan is slow, though. If he wasn't Alice wouldn't be able to dodge the incoming blow, stepping rapidly to the side. With the end of the song, the rock crowd is focusing more on trying to get them to pull an encore (though if they manage it, good luck). They ignore her when she pushes past.

This means she gets a good look at Kazuki hanging onto Gan's back. "Tag," she says, suddenly. "You're it!"

And then she hops in place, kicking out at Kazuki's back. Gan probably feels it if she connects, just as a gentle thump through Kazuki; Kazuki is less lucky because he's the one actually getting kicked.

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata successfully hit Kazuki with Snap Kick.

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                 Kazuki           0|-------|--=====
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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0              Gan

Kazuki sees Alice coming, and cannot get untangled from Gan in time to /do/ anything about it. He takes the kick cleanly, forcing a shout of pain from Kazuki. He lets out a low snarl, and heaves down on Gan in an attempt to spike his head into the pavement even as he positions his elbow to strike the meaty wonder right between the eyes on impact.

Either way, Kazuki simply flops backward and finally stays down.

COMBATSYS: Kazuki can no longer fight.

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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0              Gan

COMBATSYS: Gan blocks Kazuki's Forza.

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Alice Nakata     0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0              Gan

The 'thump' is felt!
Though Kazuki still makes it hard for him - striking to spike his head into the pavement!
Gan keeps himself from crashing face first, though.

The elbow he still feels, Gan shaking Kazuki off finally as he flops backwards, leaving Gan to rise - utterly worn, utterly weakened - tired, obviously. Still, there is fight left in Gan. "You did pretty good..." Gan gets out, heavy, heaving breaths following. Eyes rising to Alice as he squints. He can't let this drag out anymore, though. Which is why he kicks off, charging towards Alice in what must be an /unreasonable speed/ for a kid so tired, so worn from what he had been through. "Let's END THIS!" Gan exclaims, leaping forwards! It's a last ditch effort. Of course it is.

That doesn't mean it might not be effective.

Arms aim to grasp Alice, pull her skywards, flip her upside down and put her to rest - head first towards the ground, all in one final motion.

The band is beginning to reach the end, as well!

COMBATSYS: Gan successfully hits Alice Nakata with Gedo DDT.

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Alice Nakata     1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1              Gan

The crowd still wants their encore.

What they're getting is the dramatic ending to a battle! A pretty good one at that; this one is impressive enough that Alice is pretty pleased with it, even if she ends up not winning. Which is looking more and more likely.

Alice has never been DDTd before and she decides, almost immediately, that she does not like the experience. It is unpleasant and painful at the same time! She struggles in Gan's mighty grip, but the grip is far too mighty for her to free herself, and she slams down.

Alice kind of flops to the side after that. She has a last-ditch attempt, but it's very definitely a last ditch; she launches herself into the air in an arcing kick similar to the Rising Tackle (Drill, whatever) she did before. At the apex of the leap, she rotates, and the idea is that she drills all the way down, too.

What she ends up doing is kicking hard, possibly connecting with Gan's torso, and ends up kind of flopping on him as she practically passes out. "'kay," she mumbles. "ready for the musical encore now."

Actually, because of the way her weight comes down on Gan, it's a very effective version of the attack! It's just that she's not really awake at the end of it, which limits follow-up opportunities.

COMBATSYS: Alice Nakata can no longer fight.

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Gan              1/------=/=======|

COMBATSYS: Gan fails to interrupt Buster Drill from Alice Nakata with Teppou Zuki.
- Power fail! -

COMBATSYS: Gan can no longer fight.

As Gan slams Alice into the ground, perhaps he can finally be at peace.
It is not to be.
Alice flops - but not before launching herself into the air!

Gan's eyes focus, he lifts himself skywards, pushing with every ounce of his strength upwards, attempting to interrupt the arc downwards into his body with his shoulder to send her to the side! What /actually happens/ is far different. Gan's body refuses to move, his strength failing him at the very last crucial moment.

It is then that Gan, halfway up, is pinned down to the ground, the roar of the crowd coinciding with the end of the match as well as the end of the show!


Which also allows the fighters to not get trampled, the mosh ending!

Gan, unable to fight, crashes down and is also - like the rest - knocked the hell out. Third time is the charm, Alice!

Log created on 18:41:28 03/21/2015 by Kazuki, and last modified on 23:38:20 03/24/2015.