KOF 2017 - B8 Qualifier Match: Revengeance vs Anti-Wrestling

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Description: The fight for the final bracket comes to at the world renowned Sydney Opera Houses. Sitting at the face of the Pacific Ocean, the iconic opera house will host a different sort of performance for the King Of Fighters. Facing off in the cool early morning is Team Revengeance and the Anti-Wrestling Team. The returning ninja pair Maki and Noboru dont have the wrestling potential that local home boy Marduk is out to stop, but with Abel in the wings, its going to be a fierce battle of speed vs power. And the winner will be the final entry that makes it into the King of Fighters tournament.

The King of Fighter's qualifiers are in full swing right now and the venue of the Sydney Opera House is fully packed with people ready to see violence and possibly the fact their fellow countryman Craig Marduk could be fighting tonight. That will be proved later if the big man and leader of the Anti Wrestling Team has to fight at all this evening.

"Ladies and gentlemen! Tonight we hold a qualifying match for the King of Fighter's tournament. First we introduce to you.....from France.....ABEL!"

Abel steps forward and is quite the opposite of Marduk in the fact he is quiet and not the boastful type. Even so he doesn't look like the type that can be a pushover given his size. He adjusts the belt around ihs blue gi top and cricks his neck. He entered this tournament for a challenge and he hopes to meet it even now in the early rounds and he looks patient on seeing who is to step forward and face him at the sart of this fight.

COMBATSYS: Abel has started a fight here.

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Abel             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Noboru has joined the fight here.

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Abel             0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0           Noboru

"And his opponent," the obnoxiously chirpy voice continues, "weighing in at a staggering two hundred and Twenty seven kilos, No-Bo-RUUUUUuuu?"
What started as a triumphant call to arms trails off in confusion as Noboru steps into sight at the opposite end of the stage. The crowd, pumped and thirsty for violence just moments ago, grinds to a muttering halt.
"If that man weighs Two twenty Seven," a curmudgeonly old man shouts from the front row, "I'll eat my boot!"
Though Noboru stands 6'4, his build bulked with muscle beneath a simple dark-blue robe, he is no giant. He does, however, look like a fighter. The elbow-length sleeves of his robe reveal his thick, scarred forearms dusted with golden hair, and the jagged scar running through his left eye gives a good indication he's no stranger to violence.
The oversized ninja's bare feet send little trimmers through the wood floor of the stage as he pads forward to meet Abel, taking up a position not 12 feet away from his taller opponent. He has no words, no greeting, only a slight bow of his shaggy blond head in respect, before his right fist snaps up and his feet plant themselves with a thud that seems to vibrate down to the very foundations of the building.
"Alright then!" The chirpy voice begins, apparently recovered enough to do his job. "Fighter's readyyyyyy? GOOO!"
At the first sound of GO, Noboru explodes forward as if launched from a cannon, his bulky mass going from statue-still to full sprint without any of the transitional frames one might expect. Dark blue robe flapping, he hurtles across the distance, shoulders twisting and right hand flashing forward in a single, brutal punch aimed squarely for the center of Abel's eyes, the hulking shinobi's knuckles extended in a half fist hard enough to burst iron. There is enough force behind the singular blow to compress the air around the ninja's fist as it comes, creating a deep, humming 'FWOOOSH.'

COMBATSYS: Abel blocks Noboru's Crag Breaker.

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Abel             0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Noboru

Others perhaps are confused and unsure about the ninja that steps forward when announced, but Abel only seems to keep his calm gaze fixated on his opponent. He was told he would be facing someone else, but that is no matter. He has someone set before him and he will give it his all. This is all training. All a learning experience so he can be stronger when he finally must face a true evil such as Vega.

The Frenchman only gives a nod and not much more to Noboru and he really doesn't get time for much else as the ninja is quick to go on the attack and despite his size shows quickness that others might not expect.

Even as that fist comes forward Abel raises his arms to take the brunt of the blow and he is pushed back behind the force of the blow. "Hmm." This ninja seems to have power similar to Marduk, but seems to have some speed too. There might be time to ponder later just how alike his opponent and partner are, but at the moment he is more focused on the fight itself.

And that is why he looks to grasp Noboru while his close by and heft the big ninja up. He looks to pivot on his foot while lifting and create some momentum so he can twirl Noboru about and plant him onto the ground.

COMBATSYS: Noboru just-defends Abel's Tornado Throw!

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Abel             0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Noboru

As Abel is forced back beneath the force of his opening strike, Noboru stomps down his right foot and twists, halting his forward momentum and coiling back into a tight, powerful stance. Right fist raised with forearm presented, left fist hovering just before his muscular chest, he braces for what he expects to be a swift retaliation.
He is not disappointed.
Abel's quick hands snag Noboru by his presented forearm and the front of his robe, the hulking ninja being too much of a brute to dodge away. However, when the French fighter begins to twist, to lift in preparation to slam, there is a loud 'CRACK!' and the shinobi does not move. Muscles flexed and locked, posture rigid and immovable, the big blond ninja remains rooted in place. And rooted he is, for if one were to glance down, they would see that his toes have dug into the polished wood of the stage, anchoring him in place like a great tree.
"HRRRRRRM." Noboru rumbles, voice deep and oddly calm as he fixes Abel with his single ice-blue eye. Feet remaining rooted in place, he snaps out his left hand, attempting to clamp iron-like fingers on Abel's right shoulder. His right arm then twists sharply downward, attempting to snap free of the Frenchman's grasp before coming back up to palm the side of his skull. Then, unless Abel proves himself strong enough to resist the Iron Mystic of the mountains, he will find himself forced down in a brutal surge, face smashed hard into the wooden floor. Then, strong hands will grip him by the back of his gai and belt, and he will find his path reversed as Noboru puts all his considerable muscle behind launching the brawler straight up into the air, high, high overhead.

COMBATSYS: Abel endures Noboru's Embrace the Sky.

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Abel             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1           Noboru

Abel by all means is not a weak man. Even Noboru can tell that when he attempts to lift the ninja. It is just perhaps more the Frenchman underestimated his opponent and the results is the two standing in place with neither really moving for a moment.
Of course all that changes when Noboru grips Abel and slams him face first into the floor. It is easy.....and almost too easy the way the ninja slams Abel and then throws him skyward. There is already a cut on the forehead of the Frenchman, but he seems to remain focused and face not exactly something showing emotion as he twists about in the air and comes back dowards right towards the ninja.

And once again he is already gripping the ninja and looking to heft him about. This time pivoting and creating momentum, but even looking to swing a few more times for extra measure so he can attempt to drive Noboru down into the ground.

COMBATSYS: Abel successfully hits Noboru with EX Tornado Throw EX.

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Abel             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1           Noboru

Two quiet pops announce the loosening of Noboru's grip on the stage, toes coming free of deep grooves as he steps forward in an attempt to side step Abel on his way down. It seems he has underestimated the younger man, however.
Caught by the back of his robe, Noboru is jerked off of his feet and whipped through the air like a wrecking ball of muscle and bone, carried once, twice, three times around Abel before being sent smashing through the floor. Bits of splintered wood spray in all directions as the shinobi vanishes in a cloud of dust.
But of course it cant' be that easy.
Rising out of the wreckage, Noboru explodes upward, hurtling out of a thigh-deep hole in the stage and right back into Abel's face. As he closes, he brings his left fist down like a hammer, attempting to catch the taller brawler precisely on the tip of his knee and drive his right foot roughly through the floor, unbalancing him. It's a hell of a punch too. Enough to shatter the leg of a lesser man, but Abel? He might just feel a bit numb.

COMBATSYS: Noboru successfully hits Abel with Fall to Eons.

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Abel             0/-------/-======|=======\==-----\1           Noboru

The audience is being treated to two men that don't know what subtle is. The strikes and throws brutal and the Opera House is paying for it. Abel remains silent and ready for whatever Noborou might have next. His slam was a strong one, but he is no fool. It isn't enough to fell someone of the ninja's prowess and t he way Noboru counterattacks is proof of that.

Abel tries to be ready for the assualt, but the force of the strikes are more than he expected and while looking to block a strike aimed higher the fist of the ninja slams downwards into a knee and drives Abel's foot through the wooden floor and elicits a grunt in pain. The way Abel bites his lip to draw blood though shows that strike hurt more than what the Frenchman would like to show.

Even so he keeps his ground and grasps for Noboru once again and this time looking to heft the ninja up over his shoulders.

COMBATSYS: Noboru blocks Abel's Breathless.

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Abel             0/-------/-------|=======\==-----\1           Noboru

He hefts the ninja up and starts to spin about, but perhaps he wasn't fully ready for his intended move. He stumbles a bit and the weight of Noboru is enough for Abel to give an awkward toss to the ground over what was intended. "Merde." he murmurs under his breath as he tries to regain his composure and ready himself for whatever Noboru might have in retaliation.

Noboru's freakishly strong toes clutch at the stage as Abel gets a good hold on him, the two men face to face, straining muscle to muscle. But, unlike last time, the rooting technique is not enough. The floor of the opera house, already badly damaged, breaks off in two jagged chunks squeezed tightly between the ninja's toes, and he is hoisted up and over Abel's shoulders. However, even as the Frenchman begins to spin, Noboru throws himself hard to one side, breaking the timing of the move and slipping free to land in a heavy shoulder roll that carries him tumbling across the floor. It is not graceful, but it gets the job done.
Allowing the bits of pulped wood to drop from between his toes, Noboru throws himself to his feet. There is little grace to the motion, it looking more as if the brutish ninja simply shoulders reality out of his god damn way so he can turn once more to face Abel.
Covered in dust and splinters, black mask dripping grit onto the coarse blond hair that curls across his exposed chest, Noboru tilts his head to one side, seeming to size Abel up. Then, with his typical lack of warning, he launches himself forward, both big hands coming up in an attempt to clamp down hard on the back of Abel's head. If he can get the grip, he will jerk the young fighter forward off of his feet, shaggy hair flying back as he accelerates his own forehead forward at ever-increasing speeds...

COMBATSYS: Noboru successfully hits Abel with Avalanche.

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Abel             0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0           Noboru

The two men's skulls meet with a resounding impact that can be heard throughout the entirety of the venue, the force of it vibrating throughout Noboru's oddly dense skeleton. But that is just the opener. Hopefully having hit the scrappy brawler hard enough to stun him, Noboru curls his left hand about Abel's throat and drops his right hand down...
Bad touch bad touch BAD TOUCH!
Squeezing both throat and crotch with uncomfortable amounts of force, the Iron Shinobi heaves Abel straight up over head, pressing his weight as if it were nothing, before stepping forward and bringing the Frenchman's entire weight crashing down atop his right knee, spine-first.
Job done, he hurls Abel away toward an undamaged section of the stage, lumbering patiently after.

It is power on power and at this point the ninja is winning at the moment. Abel was looking to get the upper hand and it didn't too well. And in retaliation he was looking to meet the ninja head to head.

And those heads meet. Noboru's is the harder of the two this round and he staggers Abel and throws his guard off which allows Noboru to get the grip he wanted. This prehaps is the worst timeline given where he grips.

Downwards he ends up across the knee and an audible cry of pain is heard. Abel is a tough man, but that wasn't exactly the easies of blows to absorb. Then he gets discarded and he tumbles away where he lays on the ground for a few moments before starting to stir and lift himself upwards.

The Frenchman still stands and he staggers forward. His stagger turns into a gentle gait which breaks into a full run. He just hauls back and makes no bones about what he does next. It is a very simple and often effective move if it connects. A big punch aimed to slam into the jaw of Noboru.

COMBATSYS: Noboru barely endures Abel's Strong Punch EX.

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Abel             1/------=/=======|===----\-------\0           Noboru

Moving forward with slow deliberation, mismatched eyes fixed upon Abel, Noboru allows the other man time to get to his feet. This is not a fight to the death. it is a competition of skill, and Abel has proven himself to be a worthy match for the stoic shinobi. Perhaps that is why, when the Frenchman begins to charge, the Iron Mystic does not back down. he does not attempt to block, or to dodge. He simply lowers his head, shoulders hunched, and braces.
Abel's heavy punch catches Noboru square in the center of his chest, rocking him back on his heels. Even through the knots of muscle and scary bone density of the ninja's ribs, his breath is nearly knocked from his lungs. But he does not fall, and he does not retreat.
Powering forward, Noboru stomps his right foot down hard and twists, pushing off with his rear foot. Spinning around, he presents Abel with the solid force of his back, attempting to meet the leaner fighter full on like a mobile wall. If all goes well, he will smash right through the taller man.

COMBATSYS: Abel Toughs Out Noboru's Iron Sentinel!!

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Abel             1/----===/=======|===----\-------\0           Noboru

The aim was a bit off, but the fist still hits Noboru firmly. Instead of the jaw it connects with the chest which isn't a bad runner up in this case. Hopefully it is enough to knock the breath out of the ninja. Perhaps not so much because Noboru is still standing and not seeming too pleased about the strike delivered.

And then he pivots and goes for his own strike and attempt to bull over Abel. The problem is the Frenchman isn't as weakened as Noboru perhaps hoped so. He slams into him and Abel moves back only a few inches and he gives a grunt. Perhaps one of annoyance as his brow furrows and reaches forward.

It is a grasp looking to heft Noboru upwards and drive him backwards all the way towards a wall to slam him against it. And well.....if the ninja gets caught in the grap much worse could happen.

COMBATSYS: Noboru just-defends Abel's Heartless!

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Abel             0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0           Noboru

Noboru pauses at the apex of his strike, back pressed to Abel's chest. The Frenchman has, not moved nearly as far as he is supposed to. Troubling.
His blond brow furrows just a bit over his dirty mask. It might even be comical, if there were time to slow it down and really appreciate it.
Abel's hands come in from either side, attempting to grab Noboru from behind and haul him off his feet. But, for the moment, Noboru has had quite enough of being tossed around. With a surge of speed he brings his forearms up and across his chest, impacting Abel's wrists and pressing his graspy hands away. Creating just a tiny fraction of breathing room, he whirls on the spot, coming nearly nose to nose with his tenacious opponent. His fist, having cut a neat arc through the air, continues forward into the space between them, knuckles extended.
Th'thmp. Th'thmp. Th'thm...
If all goes to plan, Noboru fist will impact Abel's chest between the contractions of his heart, causing a sudden, seizing pain within him. If not? Well, he's still trying to punch the hell out of him.

COMBATSYS: Noboru successfully hits Abel with Calm the Storm.

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Abel             0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0           Noboru

The intent for destruction is there. The problem is Abel perhaps underestimates what Noboru has left in him and he is meeting the immoveable object in this case. "Merde!" He hisses again and then the ninja's fist meets his chest. A few times even in this case.

And perhaps to the surprise of Noboru he finds that Abel isn't felled by the powerful strikes. He is driven to a knee, but he finds the strength to continue forward and he storms forward. He leads with a big punch to the chest before pivoting on a foot and delivering a backhand and then looking to grasp Noboru once more and and twirl him about and drive him to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Noboru endures Abel's Change of Direction.

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Abel             0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0           Noboru

Noboru steps immediately forward after his single, precise punch, eyes watching Abel carefully to judge just how much fight is left in him. It would be, unfortunate if he accidentally stopped the man's heart.
The opening punch catches Noboru square in the chest, but it does not budge him. Eyes narrowed, he barrels forward through the spinning backhand and right into Abel's grasp. He doesn't even seem to mind overly much as he is whipped around through the air, for even as he is being heaved from his feet, his left fist is unchambering point-blank toward Abel's face, attempting to rock his head back on his neck mid flight. Hit or miss, the ninja is smashed heavily into the stage, back leaving a partially buckled crater in the wood.

COMBATSYS: Noboru successfully hits Abel with Medium Punch.

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Abel             0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Noboru

The strikes hit hard, but the ninja seems more than ready for the impact and is ready to reciprocate with a punch of his own. One that slams right into the face of Abel and staggers the Frenchman and makes him stumble back and almost look as if he is ready to slum over finally.

Then there is a sharp inhale when eyes close. They reopen and they seem empty and black. An inhuman look to them as he fixates on Noboru.

The last bits of energy in his body force him forward. A surge and last burst of energy as he looks to deliver a big uppercut to Noboru to knock the ninja off balance.

COMBATSYS: Abel can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Abel successfully hits Noboru with Soulless.

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What Norboru gets is several strikes. Punches and kicks being delivered all over as Abel seems completely lost in the violent strikes he is delivering. After a rain of blows is delivered he grasps Noboru one more time and tosses him high in the air with what little strength he has and soon jumps upwards. One final grab sees Abel redirect the ninja to the ground as he smashes him into the ground with shoulder driving into Noboru's chest.

The strange, dark eyes then return to the normal blue the Frenchman has and he goes limp as they close. He no longer moves and it seems finally he has taken too much punishment to keep going.

Noboru is in the process of dragging himself up from the crater, joints popping, when Abel's fist catches him hard in the chin. Slowed by the many blows he's taken through this fight, the ninja staggers back, unable to catching his baring's before Abel is on him. Blow after blow rains down on his face, shoulders, and drives into his stomach, forcing the brute back step after step, until finally he is caught up in the brawler's grip, dazed and out of sorts, and flung into the air, only to be smashed back down through the stage.
Both men lie there, one atop the other, as their eyes close. It seems that last impact has knocked the shinobi senseless. it's doubtful he'll be able to get up in time for a ten count.

COMBATSYS: Noboru takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Noboru can no longer fight.

Well, there was a lot to take in.

With the drastic fight between Noboru and Abel, strength catches into strength in a dastardly battle of both will and power. Skill meets power as finally, two epic titans in the world of organized fighting collide head on. For this, team mates would be the most important, not just for the martial talent, but for the emotional support.


Marduk was getting snacks.

"Holy SHIT I gotta say Abel, I can't believe we could get back in Australia." The brawler announces, holding what can be generously described as a cardboard tub of fried food, tumblers of beer, and all the seafood you can imagine. A deep fried baby crocodile, wrapped in bacon and stuffed with a giant turkey in it's mouth sits at the top of the heap. Marduk continues his conversation as he hits the edge of the ring. "Anyways man, I know you can beat that ninja. I figure, you finish up that knobby asshole, and then you can ease in to fight."


"Shit man."

Marduk tucks the tub under his arm, and rubs the top of his head. "Oh, uh. Well, shoot." He steps in, as the medical staff hovers around Abel. The brawler flicks away the nurses, and grabs Abel by the leg. With lots of neck and spine movement, he drags Abel back to the edge of the ring. "Okay man, don't worry about it. I got extra for you anyways. You just keep eating and drinking, and you'll be right back!" Marduk puts the tub down, and places Abel helpfully facedown into the food so he can eat. He almost walks back into the ring, before slapping his head again. "Oh, wait!" Marduk cracks open a 2 liter jug of lager, turns abel facing up, and carefully places the beer to start dribbling in his mouth. "There we go!" Marduk returns to the ring, cracking his knuckles, and falling into a low grappling stance. "Okay, so if I go this right," He begins, scanning the ring.

"I'm supposed to be fighting that blonde bimbo, I think."

COMBATSYS: Marduk has started a fight here.

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That was quite a drastic fight. Unfortunately, Noboru went down as did Abel, so it was a double-knockout. Meaning that Team Revengeance lost a fighter as did the Anti-Wrestling Team. So that means Marduk is coming out to play, and so is Maki, the blonde-haired ninja who is considered her team's 'lead' for this fight. However, due to personal issues and mixups within the team, she's been held back a little, but now is her time to shine!

The blonde-haired ninja is doing some light stretching and warming up when she hears her name called, and she does a double-take. "Noboru lost?" Maki sighs and shakes her head. "Damn it, looks like I'm on." She shrugs and grabs her tonfa before quickly running to the fighting area.

Upon arriving in the fighting area of the opera house, Maki would greet her fans with a wave of her tonfa, but right now she's got something else on her mind. Because just after she jumped into the ring, Maki her head Marduk make a comment about her being a bimbo, and almost immediately she turns in his direction.

"You're calling ME a bimbo?!" Maki asks, rage burning in her eyes as she glares at her opponent with a tight grip on her tonfa. "You have no idea who you are calling a bimbo! I am Maki Genryuusai, heir to the Bushin-Ryuu style of martial arts, and a heroine of Metro City! You are making a foolish mistake, calling ME a bimbo!" She narrows her eyes. "Because the last person who did that got more blood than usual on my tonfa!" She sneers angrily. "I hope you're ready to face the consequences of your actions!"

COMBATSYS: Maki has joined the fight here.

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Maki             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Marduk

"... Huh?"

As maki emerges, Marduk kind of... looks over her, from her legs, up to her chest. Nodding his head, he kind of tilts it. "... Uh... huh?" Marduk was being the paragon of articulation as Maki makes it clear just how little of a bimbo she is. The fight is called, and it starts, but Marduk, being the gentleman he is, suddenly dawns on him what might be happening.

"... Oh, you got blood on your tonfa?"

"Shoot, if it was your time of the month, I would have waited longer." Marduk smiles, nodding his head firmly. "Like, you can wait a bit if you like, we don't have to start now, I know how you girls are, all bloaty and crampy. You can like, have some food, swap out your tonfa for a clean one, and stuff. And then I can grab a snack too, and maybe a couple of beers. Course, if you need a massage from yours truly." Marduk gives a wink, his grin getting even toothier. "I'll be sure to give you one." He points a thumb at Abel.

"He won't mind if I give a little sugar to the opposition!"

As Marduk makes his comments about having her time of month and things like that, as well as staring at her in that manner that clearly looks like he shouldn't be doing it, and then flirting with her? The more Marduk does that, the angrier Maki gets as she grits her teeth, widens her eyes, and holds her tonfa so tight it's starting to hurt. "You... you..."


Now Maki is _really_ mad!

"You've got a lot of nerve making comments like that to me!" She steps towards Marduk slowly but deliberately. "How you ever managed to make it this far in life without getting the crap beaten out of you by other women is a good question, but it's not important now!" She increases the speed in her advance. "What's important is that I teach you the err of your ways!"

Now running at fast speed, Maki lets out a battle cry as she attempts to run by Marduk and clothesline him with her tonfa.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Marduk with Medium Strike.

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Maki             0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0           Marduk

Abel finally begins to stir. He is sore and it is probably best he wasn't concious when Marduk was so nice to drag him about and stuff him face down in some horrendous food. The Frenchman rolls onto his back and reaches up to wipe food and grease from his face and sits up. His vision still a bit blurry, but he at least awakens in time to see Marduk eat a rather hefty hit. He probably deserved it. Oh hell Abel knows he deserved it. This is Marduk afterall.

He remains seated and keeps an eye on the action. Marduk at least usually backs up his talk, but time to see if all that bravado is going to pay off on the big stage and can carry the team forward, or if his campaign to put a end to wrestling by winning the tournament fizzles out early.

Though it appeared, for a moment, as if the big ninja Abel fought had passed out at the conclusion of their battle, that must not have been the case. For as Marduk and Maki begin their match, trading blows and insults on the half-ruined stage, the crater left by Noboru's final impact is completely empty.

Of course, she would be coming his way.

Marduk nods hungrily, as Maki just can't help herself to throw herself on him. He even turns his attention to Abel as she says something or another. "Hey Abel! How's it going buddy!" Marduk waves at Abel as he- he is actually unaware of what's coming. There is no -guard-. "I got myself a sweet ass opponent-"

And he hits the ground.

The clothesline comes thundering in, as Marduk comes down with the crunch. His eyes are wide. There was crunch. Crunch in a neck blow is absolutely the worst thing you could hear. He was gasping for air, groping at his throat. Was this it. Was this the end of the match? Marduk blinks his eyes, stunned at the shock of it. And then, the rage comes. The fury. The outrage. And then he bellows out roughly.

"... BITCH!"



Marduk's articulate rebuttal comes with a whole-force roar as he scrambles up wildly, blind by his white hot fury. He was groping, grabbing wildly as he fingers around, trying to grab anything, something. Her hair, yeah. He would try and grab her by the hair, that stupid blond hair. And should he get a grip? He would just -slam- her to the ground, to smash her down hard on her back. All while discoursing loudly and hoarsely.


COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Marduk's Medium Throw.

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Maki             0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0           Marduk

Bitch? Maki? How does that song go again? "I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother..."

Now's not the time for thinking about song lyrics, though. Now is the time to avoid being caught by an angry Craig Marduk. Because if Marduk grabs her hair, it's gonna hurt. And if it hurts, she's gonna say some unsavory things. And if she does that, she's gonna piss off Marduk even more. Which is why as Marduk comes at her, Maki puts her head down and dodges to the side, avoiding Marduk completely.

"You've got a lot of nerve, calling ME a bitch!" Maki shouts angrily. "In fact, you deserved that last hit! I should've hit you even harder but I didn't want to risk breaking my favorite tonfa!"

Maki makes a show of wiping it off a little, even though there's nothing on it, before continuing. "You need to understand that calling the wrong person a bitch can have serious consequences!" Maki does a backwards somersault, jumping onto a nearby turnbuckle. "And I'm gonna give them to you!"

With another somersault, Maki lands on the top rope, then uses that to propel her forwards, her leg outstretched and her sneaker-clad foot aimed right at Marduk!

COMBATSYS: Marduk endures Maki's Hassou Kyaku.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Marduk

MArduk wasn't really processing things well.

As the ninja slips from his grips, the rage was not satisfied. Oh no, he wanted to break her in half. Marduk's full blooded rage was overflowing, as he roars in impotent fury at the ninja slipping out of his grips. It was bad enough that he got hit. But she was -taunting- him? And Marduk actually takes pause as she somersaults in position.

"Excuse me?"

"You think -I- deserve that hit?" Marduk scoffs as he snarls. Already, Maki was rebounding back at her. The bruiser takes the hit to the chest hard, growling as he lashes both of his hands out. Should she get snapped by those meaty mitts, Marduk would seize her by the leg, and -wrench- it, pinning her down in the process in a single, nasty motion.

"You're the one HITTING on ME you god damn BIMBO!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Marduk's Knee Breaker.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Marduk

Abel has finally found the strength to get to his feet and watch. Even so he is a bit uneasy and has to lean back against the wall while watching. This is not going so well right now as Marduk seems all riled up and not thinking things through. In some cases that might work. In this case he is just getting worked into a rage that isn't going to do him any favors. "Merde...." he murmurs under his breath.

"You big oaf! Calm yourself for a moment to think of what needs to be done!" he shouts towards is team mate. "Keep doing what you are and your goal of ending wrestling won't get very far!" He isn't even sure if Marduk is at a point he will listen. He isn't too sure how much of a berserker fury the big Aussie is in. Perhaps he would have been better suited being the one taking care of Maki in this fight.

Unfortunately, Maki has to agree with Abel calling Marduk a big oaf. All he's doing is lumbering around and yelling obscenities. Not to mention, his attitude towards women really makes Maki unhappy. But the prospect of getting grabbed by that grappler makes her even more uneasy. Hence the reason she ducks down and rolls away from him.

"I'm hitting you, but hitting ON you? I wouldn't even do that if you were the last man alive!" Maki says. "Hell, I'd rather commit seppuku than think about dating YOU!" She glances over at Abel, who tells Marduk to calm down, but calls him an oaf all the same. "I think you just cancelled out your advice," Maki mutters, knowing how well Marduk responds to being insulted.

For a moment, there's nothing. Then Maki looks at Marduk with a look that says, "Come on! Come and get me! I'm ready for ya!"

COMBATSYS: Maki focuses on her next action.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Marduk

Marduk was growing into a greater fury.

Flailing was what he was doing, built into a white-hot rage by the opening attack. As Maki continues to taunt him, he actually starts to turn red as he slams his arms down. This was it. He was gonna kill her. "BITCH WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU-" But Abel says something, and Marduk, hot with rage, bellows out. "LET ME FINISH ABEL, I-" And he keeps talking, and Marduk starts to sputter. "-WORDS- THINKING- I-"

And Marduk takes a deep breath, eyes bugging out.

"Oh my god, you're right."

Marduk seems to deflate a bit, shaking his head as he looks at Maki. "How can I help the fags and shit if I allow some crazy ass bitch taunt me! It's just like Hitomi all over again! Holy shit." Marduk rubs his neck, his color steadily turning back to normal. "Who would have thought that ninjas and wrestlers would be teamed up- Oh, because of the masks. God damn, now I have to protect those faggots from ninjas as well as pro wrestlers. I just makes me so FUCKING MAD-"

"No, no, gotta keep my temper."

Marduk exhales, patting his shoulders. "Abel is counting on me to stop these fucking wrestlers from ruining the gay race or something." He growls, staring across at Maki. "Gotta keep things careful, and slow." Marduk approaches Maki carefully, moving with deliberate footwork. "Gotta keep it cool, for my team. For my buddy. For my partner. Gotta fuck you up bitch!" Marduk lurches in, full force, palms lashing out... for a shove. A rich, directly, opening shove. Nothing to extend, nothing to over extend. Just a careful, easy opener.

To grind her down in equal measure.

COMBATSYS: Maki interrupts Fast Throw from Marduk with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Marduk

Keeping your temper is a good strategy, definitely. As is attempting to push Maki to the ground, right? Well, maybe if it were someone else. But not for Maki.

Maki's waiting for Marduk to attack, because as she goes to the ground, she attempts to catch him off-guard by suddenly launching into her signature attack, spinning around like a whirlwind with her leg outstretched. And she succeeds!

Even though she hit the ground somewhat hard, Maki still manages to gain the upper hand by spinning around swiftly, hitting Marduk with her foot and getting him when he's most likely least expecting it!

After that, Maki pushes back onto her feet and dusts herself off a little. "Could've done better there, but at least you got me!"

Marduk was using his head.

Oh, people made fun of him for being a thinker. But Marduk wasn't just a genius in his own mind. He was a genius in Vale Tudo. And as he makes the move, the ninja lashes back in a counter attack. A clean kick, nearly enough to break his flow. But for the wrestler, as he grunts and rubs his ribs?

He wasn't yielding.

"You are about to find out why I'm the world champion at Vale Tudo, bimbo!" Marduk snarls as he gets back. He was focusing hard, trying crack open this shell. "Those pro wrestling assholes don't know a DAMN thing about wrestling. That's why I made the anti-wrestling team, to show what REAL wrestling is!" Marduk was keeping his footwork stable as he moves in, unleashing a careful jab with the right, attempting to test the defenses of the ninja. He was taking a beating, certainly. But he was keeping his pacing slow. Trying to chip an opening. And once there?

Exploit it.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Marduk's Quick Punch.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Marduk

There's an opening, sure, but you have to be quick to exploit it. And while the attack is fast, Maki's faster. She twists to the side and shakes her head. "Good try, but you have to understand that speed is my game. You can't hurt what you can't hit!" She hmmmphs. "You just got lucky that last time!"

With that, Maki gets back into standard fighting position. "It seems you've learned to calm down a little bit, which I do commend you for. But it won't win you this battle alone!" She brings her left leg up and attempts to deliver a swift strike with the heel of her shoe.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Marduk with Light Kick.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Marduk

Steady as he goes.

Marduk's wild fury becomes almost a surgical precision. Every attempt was restrained, aiming to inch piece by piece forward. "Yeah, well you dumb bitch, if you haven't noticed, power is my game. Once I get my hands on you, you're gonna be screaming! And not in the good way! In the Marduk way! Which is sometimes good-"

Marduk is interrupted by a another kick to the chest.

"Horrgh!" Marduk grunts, as he suddenly grins. "And maybe if you haven't noticed, you're not hitting me too hard. Course, as a blonde, you probably have trouble using your head like I do. The way I figure, you can just keep poking me. And I just have to wait. And babe?"

"I only need to hit you -once-"

Marduk's leer comes stronger as he glances to Abel, nodding firmly. The brawler was keeping it cautious, keeping it careful. He couldn't endure the barrage forever, yes. But the brawler was pivoting, dipping low to give a sweeping kick, attempting to trip up Maki off her feet. And if he did? He would follow through with a swift stomp. Not exposing himself. Not over extending himself. He had to wait for just the right moment.

And it was coming soon.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Marduk's Light Kick.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0           Marduk

A trip? Maki's already on a trip in a sense... to this opera house where the fighting is happening.

So Maki simply shifts back away from the foot sweep, since she's not in the mood to go on a trip and have a nice fall. Instead, she simply shakes her head. "You can do whatever you want, I'll just keep dodging it." Maki rolls her neck around a little. "But at least I am getting my blood flowing so it's making for some good training!"

With that, Maki twirls her tonfa a few times before she steps in with a swift swing of her tonfa, attempting to strike Marduk hard with it.

COMBATSYS: Marduk blocks Maki's Genkou.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           Marduk

It was a fly buzzing around a bull.

Maki was hitting as hard as she could. The thing was, Marduk was a literal mountain of meat. As the blow comes, he catches it with his forearm, exposing himself just a little more. Every attack was flummoxed, outwitted, and evaded. Speed was crushing weight, finesse was beating power. And yet, as the kick comes?

Marduk concentrates.

For all his bluster, Marduk was keeping focus, keeping his eyes trained on Maki. He was muttering to himself. Hands out. He was psyching up, moving serious. Not as the buffoon that attacked Rust Jr. at a construction site. Not the sexist brute that assaulted his way through countless women. Not the berserker of a man that was disqualified from official Vale Tudo matches, who killed another man in hot blood. No, this was the former champion in the ring now. And that smile was gone.

With a furrowed brow.

And a chant to himself.

"Gotta make Abel proud."

"Gotta prove myself to my team."

COMBATSYS: Marduk gathers his will.

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Maki             0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1           Marduk

Maki didn't think of herself like a fly buzzing around a bull, but to each their own, right?

Maki watches, waiting intently for Marduk to attack her again, but he's not intent on attacking her. Instead, he seems to be focusing on himself, almost like he's gathering his inner power or something. Maki knows how that works, she's studied the ways of chi herself. But someone like Marduk using it? It's got to be a bluff tactic of some kind.

Maki isn't buying it. She thinks he's preparing for an attack or something. So she goes on the offensive, attempting to drop down and sweep Marduk off HIS feet with a swift kick!

COMBATSYS: Marduk interrupts Strong Kick from Maki with Annihilator Hammer.

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Maki             1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Marduk

And it reveals itself.

As Maki comes it, it becomes apparent that Marduk WAS preparing for an attack. It wasn't chi or any real internal technique, at least, as other people saw it. No, it was a ramp up, an escalation. Marduk was hyping himself up, making the timing.

And there it was.

Marduk dips low as Maki comes rifling in. And as she drops down to sweep, Marduk steps in. Maki doesn't even get a chance to do anything but touch Marduk, as he -blows- her back with a staggering, double fisted blow right into her face. A smirk spreads as he calls out. "You see that Abel?"

"I smoked that dumb bitch!"

Abel just watches. It seems his words had some effect, but Marduk is still not having the best of luck when dealing with the ninja. Admittedly Abel himself is unsure how he would deal with someone so quick himself, but at least he would have a cooler head about it.

Then things seem to finally click and Marduk connects. Oh boy does he connect. Even Abel winces a bit at the impact and he just nods towards his team mate. "Keep it up. You have not won it yet!" he shouts. Sure it was a hard hit, but Abel has a feeling it is going to take more than one good solid blow to fell someone like Maki.

Maki was getting a bit too cocky. And now she's paying the price as she goes flying across the ring.

She rebounds against the ropes before staggering forwards and dropping to one knee, trying to catch her breath. She rubs at the spot where she was hit, finding some blood coming down her nose. "Ugh, dammit..." She grumbles. "What was I thinking?"

Then Marduk says the b-word, and Maki does hear it. She scowls once again, ignoring the blood coming down her face from her nose, and narrows her eyes. "You've got a lot of nerve calling ME a bitch! You haven't learned, have you?"

Forgetting the throbbing pain in her face, Maki takes off towards Marduk, attempting to jump over him and grab him by the neck.

If she succeeds, Maki will flip herself over and then throw Marduk into the ground. It sounds so crazy it just might work! (Could it?)

COMBATSYS: Marduk blocks Maki's Tengu Daoshi.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Marduk

"Right, Abel!"

"Hue hue hue!" Marduk chuckles as he recenters himself. As much as it felt good to connect with Maki, that came at a hefty price. Already, Marduk was feeling the sting of fatigue. Sweat was covering his brow as the ninja, defiantly, rises to challenge the wrestling again. "Shit girl," he begins, shaking his head. "You sure can take a whooping. Are you-"

"Are you some kind of crazy ass Lightning Spangles bitch?"

Before Marduk can get an answer, Maki is on him. Flipping over, the brawler actually manages to catch Maki. Not enough to stop the attack, not enough to reverse it. But instead of flipping to the ground, Marduk stands fast, struggling and stiff against the blonde ninja. Smirking, he then begins to steady, slow process of reversal, attempting to turn Maki back down to the ground, before she could escape. And should he get her in a clinch?

He would hurl her away, chucking her straight for the front row seats of the opera house.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Marduk's Strong Throw.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0           Marduk

Unfortunately, Maki's not in the mood to be watching the opera right now. Nor is she intent on getting a hug from Marduk. So all the fighter is getting is an armful of air while Maki herself leaps out of the way. She pauses a moment to wipe her forehead before continuing. "I'll give you this, you've got me working on my dodging skills. Not that I needed practice with it."

Twirling her tonfa a few more times, Maki stares at Marduk but says nothing. For the time being anyway. Then she looks towards her fans cheering her on. Maki steps back a few steps then closes her eyes, focusing her power. "I can do this. I can overcome any adversity!" She tells herself.

COMBATSYS: Maki gathers her will.

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Maki             1/--=====/=======|=======\-------\0           Marduk


Marduk begins.

"I'm gonna show you how -I- do this!"

As Marduk's offense is negated, Maki was taking a back step. And there, Marduk pushes the offensive. His pacing fades away as he simply -hurls- himself point blank into Maki. Long limbs out, he was going to try and snatch her up. And if he did? Slam on her back once. Twice. THREE times, in a furious combination, before seizing her by the legs for a staggering giant throw. There were no fans for Marduk. But for now?

He was gonna make Maki -his- biggest fan.

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Marduk's Brutal Throw Chain.

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Maki             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\-------\1           Marduk


Maki opens her eyes just as Marduk comes at her.

"..calls me..."

She brings her tonfa up to deflect Marduk's grapple off to the side.


She then turns to face him with a bigger scowl than before.


As she says the last word, Maki launches at Marduk, attempting to deliver a flurry of tonfa strikes, along with a couple of kicks, then attempts to leap up and grab him, and then deliver a swift aerial throw. Seems Marduk's made Maki really mad!

COMBATSYS: Marduk Toughs Out Maki's Bushin Gou Rai Ha!

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Maki             0/-------/---<<<<|=======\====---\1           Marduk

Marduk had the opening.

He carved it open. The chain wasn't enough to break Maki. But it went far enough. As he is knocked aside, the woman tears into his flank. And Marduk... Marduk doesn't fall over. No, he rises up and into the assault, taking every blow like a hammer upon his flesh. And slowly, as he looms over the rampaging Maki, he flashes a smirk as he glares down.

"Well Bitch?" Marduk begins as he dips in low, to lift Maki right up by her knees.

"Guess that makes me a nobody!"

COMBATSYS: Marduk successfully hits Maki with Skull Crusher.

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Maki             1/-----<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0           Marduk

And he slams Maki hard on her back.

Marduk doesn't waste any time as he mounts on the blonde's chest. "You know," Marduk begins as he unleashes the first punch into Maki's face. "I used to always do this when I was really, really mad. But when Abel told me to keep focused, and not lose my temper, I took it to heart." Left. Right. Left. Right. The barrage comes into Maki's face. Left. Right. And suddenly... it stops. Marduk puts a palm on Maki's forehead. "But you wanna know a secret?"

And he smashes the back of her head into the floor.





And he leans in close.


And he spits right into Maki's face, dismounting off her.

Maki has no way of protecting herself. She's the victim of a massive beating and even spit upon. She's down on the ground, bruised and battered, her nose bleeding now trivial compared to her other injuries. But spitting on Maki might not have been the best idea either. Because even though she's badly hurt, she's still pretty mad. She grits her teeth, trying not to scream as she forces herself back up, her stance now hunched over as she gasps for air.

"You... you..."

Maki's voice is very weak. But there's determination in it.

"You... you..."

Then she begins to glow a little as her chi begins to form around her, and she leaps onto the ropes again, only this time, she has an aura of chi as she flies at Marduk while calling out, "YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!"

COMBATSYS: Marduk blocks Maki's Tesshin Hou.

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Maki             0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Marduk

Marduk wasn't even done yet.

As Maki comes hurtling in with a counter attack, the brawler just shakes his head, a wretched sneer on his lips. "Bitch, I'm all about fucking assholes." Marduk growls as he brings a forearm to Maki... and just takes it. Not even moving. He moves to lift up Maki by the neck, unfazed by the charging attack "That's why I'm helping the gays."

Marduk pauses.

"No homo." He adds if he grabs Maki, before slamming her neckfirst to the ground with a choking slam-pin.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Marduk's Choke Hold.

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Maki             0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Marduk

Barely even able to keep herself going, it's a miracle that Maki manages to avoid being caught so easily. It must be the ninja in her.

Still, with her injuries and starting to feel like she's losing stamina, Maki is looking a little on the frustrated side. "You haven't won anything yet!" Maki says as she struggles to keep from falling over. "I've still got a few more things in the works for you! Here, have one!"

Somehow, Maki manages to flop over, almost like she's passing out, but then launches into her whirlwind strike again, almost as if to emphasize she doesn't give up until the very end!

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Marduk with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.

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Maki             0/-------/----===|-------\-------\0           Marduk

Marduk was gasping for air.

Grinding down, inch by inch, it was a slow, careful offense. AS his recklessness comes to a close, the brawler finally has her slip from his grips. But as she was pushed to her limit, she was still hurling herself into the towering titan. Blow after blow comes, piercing his guard.

And Marduk keeps standing.

"Oh, jesus, you just keep moving..." Marduk trails off, gritting his teeth. Standing fast, the brawler roars, pounding his chest. "Bitch, you should just walk away. Cause you keep this up? I'm slamming you right on your back again? And guess what? You're not gonna walk away this time. I'm gonna POUND you into CEMENT DROPPINGS!" Marduk roars, building into a tower. "I'M GONNA SLAP THE SHIT OUT OF YOU! I'M GONNA-" Marduk pauses, looking at Abel.

"Too Angry?" He asks directly.

COMBATSYS: Marduk gathers his will.

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Maki             0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Marduk

Maki shakes her head and rolls her neck around, trying to get more adrenaline flowing through her. "Come on, I ain't got all day!" She says, starting to feel some of the cobwebs fall out of her head. "You're gonna do what? Huh?"

No response, just Marduk looking at Abel. "Just as I thought, you ain't gonna do nothing! Cause I'm gonna clobber you hard!"

Maki stumbles a little but makes her way towards Marduk and attempts to slam her tonfa into his side.

COMBATSYS: Marduk interrupts Medium Strike from Maki with Gator Slam.

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Maki             0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0           Marduk

Not this time.

"Oh, you don't got all day?" Marduk rumbles, as he turns back towards the ninja. As the girl comes at the titan, the counter-slam comes, as he literally grabs he by the wrists, and snaps her out. With a lift, he pivots across, -slamming- her right across the ground with a bone-snapping smash.

"Take that."

Marduk pauses.



Maki is grabbed by Marduk and she's slammed into the ground. Hard.

Maki feels her bones rack and her body shatter literally. She feels like getting up is next to impossible. Yet Maki tries it anyway.

"Unnngh... you'll.... regret... calling me...." Maki attempts to slam her tonfa harder into Marduk. It's using up all her remaining strength in hopes of getting a Double KO. Not that it matters now.

COMBATSYS: Maki has reached second wind!

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Maki             0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0           Marduk

COMBATSYS: Marduk interrupts Fierce Strike from Maki with Bull Charge.

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Maki             1/------=/=======|=====--\-------\0           Marduk

And Marduk charges again.

Running down Maki as she makes for another charge, the towering titan bellows down, ripping Maki straight back down as she rises. "NO! NO! BITCHES STAY DOWN! BITCHES DOWN! STAY... Ugh..." Marduk ceases his run down, as he falls to one knee. The fatigue was crawling on him. Maki's relentless attack was grinding him down, piece by piece by piece. He didn't have much longer.

He just couldn't keep it up.

Meanwhile, Maki was sent sailing across the ring, flying like a ragdoll...

But landing on her feet with a skid? Yes, even though she was weakened, she suddenly had a burst of strength. It wasn't much, but Maki was going to use what she had left within her to win this fight!

With what little stamina she has left, Maki leaps on the ropes again and launches at Marduk, hoping to prove that a weakened ninja is dangerous!

COMBATSYS: Marduk blocks Maki's Tesshin Hou.

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Maki             0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Marduk

It was well past the point of fatigue.

Piece by piece, shred by shred, Marduk was grinding down, drawn well past his point. He had expected the ninja to stay down. Ninjas were supposed to be squishy. Girls were supposed to be squishy. Thus, ninja girls were supposed to be double squishy. IT was pure logic.

And yet, here he was.

Marduk, stretched to the absolute limits, could barely stand on both legs. Staggering, he can only just muster his arms up, as Maki comes at him again. This time, the legendary bulk of the wrestler was not enough to ignore it. Falling backwards, he just barely defends his center, blown backwards with his arms burning. Gasping for air, he forces himself up. "BITCH.... bitch... just... roll... roll over..." He gasps for air, as he hurls himself forward. Jabbing with a one two with the left and right, he unleashes a thrusting kick with a rapid combination... that serves to only exhaust him further. He was pouring himself in it.

There wasn't else he could do.

COMBATSYS: Maki parries Marduk's Alligator Combo!

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Maki             0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Marduk

Weakened as she may be, Maki's reflexes are still top-notch. She deflects away the first attack effortlessly, meaning the rest are ineffective entirely. "Gotcha... good..."

Maki gasps for air, trying not to pass out. "Can't quit now... got this fight..."

In an effort to show her point, Maki attempts to grab Marduk(!) and then deliver a tripping-style takedown.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Marduk with Quick Throw EX.

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Maki             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0           Marduk

It was the end.

The extreme limits of fatigue had finally settled in. Marduk, his assaults negated, was almost ready to pass out, as his opponent surges in at his flanks. It was a takedown, a swift, precise takedown. That in itself was not cause for alarm. But as Marduk falls, wildly, the size was not the point. It was the position.

Marduk falls into the splits.

"AAAAAGH!" Was the sound, a high pitched sound, as Marduk's legs go in ways a man of his figure was not designed for. Shrieking, he rocks side to side, only falling over into a useless state, his arms to weak to support him. "OH GOD! MY GROIN! HOOOOOLY SHIT!" Marduk cries out in pain. "GROIN! MY GROIN! OH MY GROIN! MY CROTCH! MY BOJANGLE! MY NOODLY PLUMS! MY PIGEONS! OH! OH!" Marduk, flailing around blindly, can only hope to seize Maki's hair in one of his massive mitts. And alost instinctive, smash it down at his sensitive groin.

In order to sooth the pain.

Marduk won't be shutting up, but it is safe to say that he was incapicitated into a TKO.


COMBATSYS: Marduk can no longer fight.

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Maki             0/-------/----===|

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Marduk's Improvised Throw.

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Maki             0/-------/----===|

In the throes of Marduk's attempt to take her down, Maki is able to avoid it easily. Despite doing that, though, her stamina is running out and she drops to one knee, but she's still going otherwise. The referee doesn't even bother counting to ten. Instead he declares a TKO and awards the match to Maki.

Maki doesn't bother celebrating as she stands up and leans against the ropes as she makes her way out of the fighting arena. Instead, she simply scowls.

"I can't believe I had to fight such a huge asshole!" She mutters, taking a drink of water from a nearby bottle. "I've never met such a rude person!"

COMBATSYS: Maki has ended the fight here.

Log created on 19:08:54 08/13/2017 by Abel, and last modified on 14:52:57 08/15/2017.