Description: Vroom Vroom. That's the sound of Abigail coming to face the might of Kyokugen. The towering fighter has faced the heir of the dojo before, in the World Warrior tournament. That last encounter left Ryo a narrow victor. But Ryo has something more to face; with the city breaking out into gang violence, the honor of Kyokugen is at stake. A public demonstration of force in the SNF should be enough to solidify the reputation of Kyokugen, and keep the gangsters from making too many attempts upon the dojo. And if he fails, then who will be in danger but his own sister Yuri?
"All right!!!" Ryo's voice carries across the dojo floor like a crack of thunder, causing the students to cease in their drills, their sparring, their practice. It casts the dojo in a moment of complete silence, even from the SNF crew members who have paused in their setting up the equipment to record and broadcast the upcoming fight.
"Training is over for today! As you all know, today is a special day for Kyokugen! Today, you get to see Kyokugen in action! You get to see that kick that I have you practice 500 times every day as it is used in real combat! You'll get to see why I make you run 10km every day! Why I make you do 100 pushups every day!! Why I make you do 100 squats and situps! So that, when the time comes, you'll be ready to face down guys like the one I'm to face today!"
He's returned with a resounding "OSSU!!!" from the assembled class, as they fall into place, kneeling around the edge of the dojo, out of the way.
"Make no mistake!! I am not saying that I will, without a doubt, win this match, even if I have defeated this opponent before! He's a strong fighter, and a giant! But... Win or lose, you will see what you can accomplish if you stick with Kyokugen, practice dilligently, keep a strong moral center, and apply yourself completely!"
With that, Ryo Sakazaki moves to one end of the dojo floor, opposite of the doors that lead into the building itself, where he expects his opponent to enter. The Kyokugen Heir, known to some as The Invincible Dragon, and to others as Mr. Karate II, takes his own position on his knees, resting his fists on thighs clad in orange gi pants. His broad shoulders and proud chest rise and fall under the constraints of a white on gray compression shirt that clings to his muscular form like a second skin. He steadies his breathing, using the moments of respite that come before the battle in order to center himself and focus his mind on nothing more than the fight to come.
He doesn't have to wait long. No sooner has he reached his corner o the mat, are the doors to the dojo flung open, revealing the frame filling torso of Abigail, and nothing else, as the ground itself shakes and the building groans from the pressure of his arrival. He ducks low, twists and emerges through the entrance like some sort of semi truck forcing its way into a parking garage far to small for him. For his part, he's at least not taking the walls down. Abigail showing some sort of 'respect'?? He must remember Ryo rather favorably from World Warrior..
At any rate, the irony of this situation isn't lost on him. The local situation was explained and while most of it went in one ear and out the other - gang violence is something he's well familiar with. He may be a former Mad Gear enforcer, gone legit tax paying and business owning citizen, but he well understands that a win here would do much for bringing a sense of security here against all that's going on.
Why..Ryo's inspirational speech to his students even made the behemoth lay a hand over his heart. So inspiring and uplifting! Surely to see Ryo win would embolden his students towards great heights and impossible achievements.
But then he remembers..he hates losing.
"Hey! Not bad. No wonder you're so popular around these parts. I'm gonna feel bad crushing you. Just a little bit." he rumbles with a grin as he strides, earth shakingly, onto the fight mat. "...I lost t'you in World Warrior but you won't be hasslin' me quite the same way, man. I'm stronger now." He grins and beckons for Ryo, "LET'S START THE RACE!"
As the doors are flung open, Ryo's eyes open to cast their steely gaze upon the meat mountain that took on the shape of a man. Under the rough, just-past-stuble beard that lines the rugged blonde man's face, his lips lift at one corner into an almost wolfish grin. He had half expected his doors to be taken off. He's pleasantly surprised.
Suddenly, Ryo is hopping from his knees onto his feet, and crossing over to Abigail so that he can look up at him. He gives a slight nod, and shrugs his broad shoulders. To most men, Ryo seemed a large figure. He might not be tall, but his build, and his posture all serve to make him seem larger than life. But when he stands right up against Abigail like this? It looks like David and Goliath.
"As long as you hold nothing back," Ryo says, "Then you will have nothing to apologize for, win or lose. Just give it your all, because I'm not going to go easy on you this time, either!"
That lopsided grin parts, revealing the pearly teeth behind his lips, and Ryo gives Abigail a playful wink, before he reaches out his fist, clad in a weighted black gauntlet, lined with fur. A signal to "touch gloves" before they kick things off. "Ossu. Let's get it started!"
"Heh!" is all Abigail says to that. He never really 'holds back' per se, but outside of his rage..his fighting style and methods rely purely on brute strength and is that of a man simply playing with the rest of the world as if it were little more then playings and toys to him. It's an overwhelming show of just how much stronger then everyone else he is when he can casually one handed toss around entities that, in some cases, weigh more then some cars. "Sure thing, man." he ends up grunting out before balling up a boulder of a fist and reaching it forward across the distance to let Ryo's fist bump somewhere along the landscape of his massive mitt.
No sooner has this happened has that huge opened and lunged forward at Ryo with all the horror of a facehugger scene from Alien. Perhaps some might have given Ryo a chance to take a few steps back but, eh, why wait? He did say don't hold back.
The monsterous hand seeks to clamp down around Ryo and drag him forward towards Abigail where his other fist is waiting..waiting to not punch him, but to hit him with a finger flick so powerful that it might as -well- be a sledgehammer punch.
COMBATSYS: Abigail has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Ryo has joined the fight here.
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Ryo 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Abigail
COMBATSYS: Ryo blocks Abigail's Red Leaf.
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Ryo 0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo more or less fist bumps two of Abigail's fingers before that hand suddenly wraps around him. The massive meathook can practically enclose around him, and Ryo, for a moment, looks wide eyed with shock. He hadn't expected Abigail to act with that kind of speed and aggression. At least not until he got mad. Then, Ryo recalls how the man has a propensity for kind of letting himself go.
Carried up in Abigail's hand, he feels crushed. He writhes and squirms, pulling at the fingers that are nearly as thick as his forearms in some desperate bid to free himself, as he feels the air being crushed from his lungs. He gasps, releasing a strained but muted sound, and there is an audible crackling that sounds dull, and stomach churningly wet from somewhere inside of his body.
But as fearsome as being crushed alive is, in this case it is not the real threat. That finger. Ryo knows the finger flick from their last encounter. He knows well enough to fear its earth shattering power. As Abigail prepares to flick, Ryo brings his arms up and crosses them before his face, clinching his fists tight and gritting his teeth. When the impact comes, it crashes against him so forcefully that he feels his arms sting for but a moment, before going completely numb. Ryo goes flying several feet away, crashing into the dojo wall with a loud crack, before he drops down to one knee, his head lowered so that shaggy, unkempt blonde hair hides his face.
"..." He has to catch his breath for a moment.
Suddenly, the Kyokugen fighter bursts forward, rising from his knee, even as he draws back one fist. It flares with brilliant orange light, with flaming trails streaking behind it as he thrusts forward and unleashes his trademarked Kyokugen fireball. The famous:
That searing ball of chi carries with it the full kinetic force of one of Ryo's devastating punches, but it carries across the room like a comet. It even leaves a streaking trail of afterglow behind it, which the Invicible Dragon seems intent upon keeping up with as he makes a mad dash in at Abigail to keep the pressure on!
COMBATSYS: Abigail barely endures Ryo's Ko'oh Ken.
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Ryo 0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0 Abigail
Abigail repeats that grunting laugh as he looks at his finger and then at the recovering Ryo.
"..You blunted that pretty good.." he surmises, despite the fact that even with Ryo being hurtled the length of the dojo, that was with him being defensive about it. He then begins to immediately trundle forward, arms held slightly up against his sides and huge body hunched over slightly as he bears down monstrously towards the prone Ryo..
Only to have Ryo rebound back to his feet and that brilliant light flare, filling the space up with gathered chi and a rush of brilliant force which races the distance towards the Mad Gear titan.
"Ah, hell.." he grunts, trying to quickly ascertain a course of action..and ultimately he just stands there and braces his massive body. The fireball slams into his belly, splaying energy across his tremendous form like tendrils of lightning and Abigail grits his teeth from the shockwave that ripples through his form and back out behind him. His feet skid backwards a half step..but he's not put down to the ground yet!
Instead as Ryo surges towards him, Abigail actually ducks low and swings his tree trunk sized arm up and around in a massive back fist and then continues spinning wildly, should that hit or no, to bring an upper cut in the aftermath of the first strike. "Vroooom!!!"
COMBATSYS: Ryo interrupts Abi Twist from Abigail with Koho Shippuken.
- Power hit! -
-@- Dazing Hit! -@-
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Ryo 0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo's steel blue eyes glint with satisfaction as he sees his Ko'oh Ken hit its mark. Lesser men would have been knocked prone by such an attack, but he knows that Abigail won't be. No. That man is a freight train, and he's more likely to just plow right through the chi blast than he is to do anything else.
Ryo is not disappointed. Abigail braces expertly, letting the wave of impactful chi just explode against him. It does slow him, much to Ryo's surprise, but the Invicible Dragon isn't going to boast over such small victories. Abigail is still coming, and he's still racing to meet him.
It couldn't have been choreographed better if they had prepared and rehearsed for months. The two converge, the sheer might shared between them almost becoming a palpable force that manifests as gravity in the room. Everyone of the students and the SNF crew can feel it, that surge of fighting spirit and sheer strength. Abigail ducks low, and swings his mighty fist upwards. Ryo's body tightens up, seeming to crumple in on itself as he slides across the mat covered floor. He practically leaps like a pouncing tiger, sliding in just beyond that backfist. His own fist comes rocketing out with a straight, powerful left cross, crashing into Abigail's jaw, just as Abigail's own spinning momentum whips him back around to catch Ryo upside the head.
The karateka stumbles to the side, his ears ringing, and for a moment, his vision is blurred, and the dojo seems to become a ship tossed about in tempestuous seas, rocking wildly back and forth. He realizes it's just him, though, and he shakes his head, trying to shake it off before Abigail himself recovers.
Dazed as Ryo might be, it's nothing compared to what Abigail is experiencing.
He can hardly tell where he is at the moment, which direction is up or down or where Ryo is. His vision is blurred and he blinks a few times, trying to right himself as he stumbles about. "What th'hell." he grunts and grimaces before he finally just gives up and spin around in a random direction until he thinks he's got a good grip on his target.
"NO, NO, NO!" yells at terrified camera man as Abigail starts to bear down on him.
"Oh. Sorry." Abigail turns, and at this point manages to take note of Ryo, "THERE YOU ARE!"
His massive legs pump and suddenly he leaps, demonstarting to the sheer surprise of everyone his ability to actually not only get airborne, but to pull off a full basketball-hoop slam dunk dwarfing flip while i mid air.
His entire body comes crashing down towards Ryo and the mat below, both of his huge arms raised overhead as he plummets earthwards, to bring his massive weight and both fists down in a thunderous hammer blow sure to trigger seismoeters elsewhere in the city.
COMBATSYS: Ryo blocks Abigail's Giant Flip.
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Ryo 1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0 Abigail
After shaking off the cobwebs, Ryo turns just in time to see Abigail stumbling after one of the cameramen. He starts to rush after the giant to stop him and get him refocused, but thankfully, Abigail stops on his own. Ryo just raises up his guard.
"Kenichi!" Ryo shouts, to which one of the kneeling students perks up, his back straightening to "attention" as he responds to his sensei with an "Ossu!!!"
"Go get that man a fresh pair of gi pants, and grab the mop!!"
Kenichi, the kid, bows his head to the tatami floor, and gets up, disappearing to do as he's told, even as Abigail is now launching himself into the air. Ryo winces inwardly, because he JUST had that roof repaired and now, Abigail's likely to crash against it... But, he has other things to worry about now. Like the way Abigail is flipping end over end. And those giant fists coming down on him like a wrecking ball.
In what might seem like a move that ensures his own impending demise, Ryo leaps up INTO those swinging fists. Is he suicidal? It might look like it. But, in truth, this is the result of the philosophy of what it is to be Kyokugen. You don't shy from danger. This is a martial art that is based on taking everything to the limit. It's written right into the name, with Kyokushinryu Karate literally translating to Utmost Limit style Empty Fist.
So what does any of that have to do with him leaping right into the jaws of death? Or directly under the crashing blow of Mjolnir as embodied by Abigail's descending fists? Well, because he'll be freefloating. If he's grounded, and tries to block such an attack, Ryo would be crushed underneath of it, and possibly immediately disabled. By freeing himself from gravity's tether, the Karateka can tuck himself into a defensive ball, take the brunt of that damage and be shot off like a cannon ball, back towards the floor. It hurts. It hurts bad. But, he rolls with it, hitting the ground and literally just rolling with a backwards somersault to try to deflect as much of the momentum and force as possible, but he can feel it through his body. That rattled his bones.
He comes out of his roll, sliding backwards in a three point crouch, with his fist clenched at his side.
"That was nice! Try not to break my house, though!"
Ryo pushes forward, giving a dashing hop to close in the few feet that had been placed between himself and the behemoth fighter. Crouching low, Ryo peers up into his face, and shouts, "KOHO!!!"
He launches upwards, using every movement in a perfect unison to create the maximum upwards thrust and velocity. His feet push, legs pistoning, to lift him into the air, as a fist chambered against his hip comes rocketing upwards. The matching knee rises too, allowing him to use that movement and torque of his body to add just that much more "oomph" to the Kyokugen dojo's trademarked flying uppercut attack!
COMBATSYS: Abigail auto-guards Ryo's Koho.
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Ryo 0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0 Abigail
A loud *BOOOM* resounds the fist lands straight up against Abigail's chin. The meeting of unstoppable force against immovability triggering a shockwave that ripples out away from the two titans , shaking the ground and knocking those to close to the action from their very feet as the earth lurches.
Abigail's vast body sucks in the shockwave of the impact like a black hole devours all into its inescapable gravity well. A moment of sudden clarity and defensive invulnerability locking itself into the giant as his muscles flex and his brutish body becomes as immobile as the mountain ranges of japan.
He blinks and then an instant later grins. Both of his huge arms lunge forward towards Ryo, massive hands attemnpting to grasp for him--
"Brrrrrrrr--Vrooooom!!!" he belows as his huge arms lift upwards in an effort to take Ryo and literally hurtle him into the air in a signature assault that those familiar with the giant in his days as the Bay Area Chief would be well familiar with. Simply toss them like the rag dolls they are and let gravity do the rest.
Sadly, the roof will indeed be a tragic bystander should this attack land. Ryo will get a good look at the entire area from a great airborne vantage point before falling back down though.
COMBATSYS: Ryo dodges Abigail's Bay Area Sunrise.
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Ryo 0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0 Abigail
This isn't the first time Ryo has fought Abigail, but it still astounds him just how inhumanly durable the man is. Is he even truly human, or is he some very human-looking mutant born from some radioactive waste in the slums of Metro City? No man should be able to take the kind of punishment that Abigail manages on the regular and still stand. Of course, no human being has the right to be as big as he is, either. You'd think that his damned skeleton would collapse under all that meat.
Abigail manages it, though. As much as Ryo might protest the possibility of it, it is happening, and he has to react and deal with the fact that he's once more staring down a battle against a monster of might and tenacity. As Ryo reaches the apex of his uppercut, he spins once and starts to descend back to the earth just as Abigail tries to grab hold of him. He needs to think fast.
One doesn't often think of nimbleness when one thinks of Ryo. The truth is that he rarely has cause to display his own agility and dextrous skill. Usually, he's good with just powering his way through most fights. But he REALLY doesn't want to get caught up by Abigail's massive arms, no matter what that outcome might entail. No. There is certainly no world where Ryo thinks he can survive being in such a predicament.
So, instead, the karateka uses that well hidden agility. He turns in midair, twisting and spinning, and ultimately, planting his feet on Abigail's shoulders to interrupt his descent from the uppercut, and go springing into a flip that carries him over Abigail's shoulder to land behind him.
There, Ryo turns to face Abigail once more, though he seems content to give a moment for the impossibly large fighter to catch his breath. Ryo, himself, refocuses his mind. He breathes in one, deep, deep breath through his nose, holding it as he assumes his more defensive posture. Wide legged. Knees bent sharply with his center of gravity low to the ground. His arms both fully extended before him, high and low. Palms open. Ready to grasp, strike or deflect with a moments notice.
As Ryo finally exhales, he is connecting himself with the earth, and the earth responds in kind. Around Ryo's feet, the ground begins to glow. Swirling waves of golden light circle around him, forming a large ring of light, with swirling sparkles and ribbons of chi, that suffuse him and create glowing veins that shine just under the skin.
COMBATSYS: Ryo gathers his will.
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Ryo 1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0 Abigail
Truthfully, Abigail is good at the art of selling himself as well. He's actually rather beat up and somewhat burnt out. Ryo's put a number on him alright and his greatest counter offensives have yet to land a truly satisfying blow. Sure the aftermaths, shockwaves and rumbling effects of them have knocked Ryo around like a bowling pin but the master martial artist has rolled with the punches and aside from that brief moment of invulnerability..Abigail has done less well in terms of dealing with these thunderous blows and he knows it.
He grunts, swearing under his breath as his massive grip misses and his huge arms grasp at air, pantomining a bear hug with a thunderous *BOOOM* as his arms slam into themselves.
His eyes squint furiously and his nostrils flare, steam billowing out of them. Perhaps he -is- some sort of mutant.. His sobriquet -is- The SUPERHUMAN hot rodder, after all. He would correct Ryo on one thing though. He's not from some Metro City radioactive slum...
"Let's push it to the red line!" he roars, his huge body turning a furious beet red, his muscles enlarging even bigger. Pumping up with a sudden surge of size that swells his already outlandish proportions towards something almost indescribable. His tank top rips to shreds under the expansion of his immensity as he raises his huge arms upward.
COMBATSYS: Abigail VROOOOOMS!!!
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Ryo 1/----===/=======|=======\==-----\1 Abigail
Ryo isn't aware of just how beat up Abigail might be feeling. If anything, he feels he's losing ground fast in this fight. He's going to be feeling hard pressed to keep enduring and deflecting the kinds of attacks that Abigail is capable of dealing out time and time again. If his endurance runs out, he's crushed. If he keeps deflecting his attacks, his limbs are going to become numb, broken, and completely ineffectual for actually damaging Abigail. And then he's crushed.
It seems like a hopeless battle.
Outwardly, however, Ryo doesn't show it. In fact, quite the opposite. He puts on a face of determination and confidence. After all, he's here not to win the fight, but to show his students... no... not just his students. The cameras are rolling. He's here to show the world what Kyokugen is made of. He's here to send a message that will resound throughout Southtown. Kyokugen is the second coming of Wu Tang. It ain't nothin' ta fuck wit. Even if he loses, he needs to show that, so that the criminals and scum that are growing out of control once again are reminded to keep their battles contained. To keep it off of the streets. Off of his streets.
And maybe instill some confidence in his own students to stand up for themselves in the wake of such people.
With Abigail seeming to power himself up... is he changing color?? And growing bigger? Ryo pushes out the strangeness of it, and instead leaps forward, soaring into the air as his back bends, and his arms raise overhead. At the last moment, he snaps forward, driving his knees up and almost curling into a ball, just to add even more power to the swooping arm that comes down with a knife hand chop, aimed for the very top of Abigail's skull.
COMBATSYS: Abigail blocks Ryo's Hyouchuu Wari.
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Ryo 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\===----\1 Abigail
"It's time to head for the finish line. Are you ready??" bellows Abigail as slams his huge hands together. His superhuamn strength shaking the walls and blowing bystanders from their feet again.
As Ryo bears down on him, the behemoth just grins, full toothed, and surges forward, lunging a massive arm upwards with huge fingers grasping like the legs of some monstrous spider. The strike to his head happens but is blunted by Abigail's movements as he seeks to once more grip Ryo by curling his fingers around as much of the other mans torso as he can.
"Gonna turn the tide here, man. You been hasslin' me long enough.." he rumbles before twisting and trying to bear Ryo to the ground violently with his hand..
Then his other hand comes hurtling around, thundering downward like a hammer with all the implications of 'Hulk Smash' that his immense size and strength can imply.
COMBATSYS: Ryo just-defends Abigail's Grasp And Pound!
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Ryo 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\===----\1 Abigail
Nothing is working! Abigail just takes attack after attack after attack with seemingly nothing phasing him at all! Real panic is rising up in Ryo's chest as his knife hand attack is mitigated so easily. How much more can he dish out on this creature, just to have it all shrugged off? Was Abigail so resilient the last time that they fought? It had seemed easier, then. Now, he might as well be punching a steel wall. It doesn't care. It just keeps standing. Oblivious to everything he does.
Ryo gets caught in that giant meathook, and he grunts as he inflates his chest and abdomen with air, expanding his size so that he's not crushed within that mighty grip.
He's thrown to the floor, but Ryo uses this as an opportunity to demonstrate the usefulness of the basics of his karate. As he collides with the ground, Ryo's chin tucks against his chest. His arms spread wide, and slap the ground at the moment that his back crashes down. This helps tremendously, dispersing the force of that slam throughout his body and rendering it mostly harmless. It's one of the first things that a white belt is taught, and yet, doing it in the heat of the moment is also one of the hardest things ever to actually accomplish. When your body is being twisted and flung, your brain doesn't want to remember things like that. It just goes into a panic mode and often you try to catch yourself to even worse effect.
Ryo isn't out of harm's way just yet, though. He's still got a fist the size of a small car about to crash down on top of him. If he's hit by that, he's absolutely done for. He might even die. He's likely to die. He can't die here. Not like this. Not on camera.
He rolls to the side, letting Abigail's fist smash through the tatami, and the wooden flooring beneath it. A giant hole is left, filled with rolling cloud of dust and fractured, splintered wood and shredded straw mat-stuff. More damage to the dojo that he's going to have to pay for. At least he still has some money left over from his stint in the World Warrior Tournament.
"You're right! This has gone on long enough! Just! Go! Down!!!"
With that, Ryo's fist lashes out. Punches come so fast, high, low and everywhere in between. Over and over, Ryo's uses his left arm to just try to pummel this invincible mountain of muscle. Ryo targets his ribs, his stomach, and chest in a desperate bid to wear him down. To take a tax on his endurance and maybe, just maybe, wear him out so that further attacks might actually bear some fruit and get him somewhere. And should he manage to land any of these flurried attacks, he'll finish off with a stepping in right uppercut directly aimed at Abigail's solar plexus, with the intention of knocking the wind out of him.
COMBATSYS: Ryo successfully hits Abigail with Zan Retsu Ken.
- Power hit! -
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Ryo 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=====--\1 Abigail
"No can do! This engine's firing full throttle!"
It sounds good to bellow, but truthfully Abigail was -just- shy of bracing himself enough in time to bear the proper resistance against the furious flurry of blows unleashed by Ryo. Swerving left when he should have swerved right. For the force of the rapid fire blows taxes him, indeed. Blowing past the defensive wall of his seemingly invincible body to weather him repeatedly such that when the final blows hit, he actually forms his first true frown of displeasure and measured pain. It may seem like a minor accomplishment but this is Abigail, and pulling such a reaction from him is quite telling.
"Hrgggh!" he roars, staggering backwards, and racing options through his mind, before he resettles his balance once again and this time spins around with both of his fists together like some sortof horrible wrecking ball. They sweep around and then upwards, violently, in an attempt to bat Ryo away from him with earthquake causing force behind his blow.
Honestl, the fact that the dojo is still standing is..pretty impressive! Most of the time Abigail's fights contain collaterial damage on the level of a small bomb going off.
COMBATSYS: Ryo blocks Abigail's Hammerblow.
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Ryo 2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\======-\1 Abigail
There it is. Maybe other people don't see it, but that frown is enough. Ryo knows that he's getting somewhere. He's finally taken a toll. If he dies now, at least he knows that he made a dent. And, so far, if nothing else, it's been a good show for the students. He's almost used all of the classic Kyokugen moves now.
But he still hasn't shown them everything.
Still, in order for his plan to work, he has to have a good and proper set up to make Abigail fall. Is it good enough now? He's not certain, truth be told. But he's worked diligently throughout the fight to chip away at Abigail's defense, slowly trying to crush it under the weight of his attacks until there's almost nothing left. It's just so hard to determine how effective he has been so far. He can only hope that the frown is a tell, a signal that he should unleash his master plan.
Abigail roars, and Ryo prepares himself. Again, he raises his arms defensively, forming a shield in front of his chest and face. The conjoined hamhocks that are Abigail's oversized fists crash with a thunderous boom into Ryo's guard. He's sent flying up, crashing into the ceiling with enough force to leave a dent, and have plaster falling to the ground. Ryo himself practically bounces off and slams into the floor on his knees. He's really pushed himself now. He doesn't think he can even consider trying to block another one of those blows. Should he put all his chips in on one last hurrah?
Ryo stands himself up just as fast as he had fallen. He's not about to offer Abigail a chance to kick him while he's down. Mr. Karate II takes a step back, presenting his side to Abigail, as he draws his right fist back against his hip, and his left fist in tight, raise high to maintain a defense as he mutters in a voice that is deep, and almost menacing.
With that, he stomps forward with his right foot, and torques his body, bringing everything into alignment so that movement flows from foot to hip to trunk, and to his broad shoulders. That force, collected and channeled throughout his entire body is directed into his fist, closed palm side up, until the very moment that his elbow snaps to full extension. There, his wrist twists, adding that last bit of explosive power into a singular, perfect punch that should, by all rights, crash into Abigail's chest and demolish him. It's a theory, at least.
"TENCHI HAOH KEN!!!"
COMBATSYS: Abigail barely endures Ryo's Tenchi Haoh Ken.
-@- Dazing Hit! -@-
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Ryo 0/-------/-<<<<<<|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2 Abigail
Never let 'em see you sweat. Or so the saying goes. It would seem that, in this case, the axiom contains some truth as the sign of the invulnerable wall of Abigail's body weakening is enough to bolster Ryo to take full advantage of the scenario and.to do this.
This inexplicable thing which Abigail cannot even put into words, so knocked out of it, disturbed and disorientated he becomes by the sheer fury of the blow. He's been hit by busses before and just shrugged it off. His chest can demolish buildings walls by just walking into them. This - he does not shrug off.
The force of the blow sends him back, up, and off his feet - tumbling to the ground in a crashing impact that rolls his massive body backwards like an out of control boulder. He ends up with his legs splayed up over his head and his huge back to the ground, before the slam forward and he finds himself laying prone with the entire dojo and the area around it shaking from the force of his impact.
Get. Up. - His inner voice urges, but his physical body is seeing stars and for an instant or two he cannot move. But it's only for an instant as impossibly he rolls forward again, pushing to his feet despite not even knowing how badly that blow treated him.
"It's time...for the big beat down!" he slurs, before focusing his attention on the blurred visage of Ryo..and then just ..going for it.
His gigantic body crashes forward with a leaping upper cut, intending on slugging Ryo skywards and anchoring him aloft in the ceiling of his own dojo.
"ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!!!" Abigail's voice thunderous furiously as he attempts to literaly roll a series of punches into Ryo's body, as if it were a speed-punching bag..before ending with a final palm swat-strike that would send a fighter of any size hurtling through the air provided such a massive effort finds its mark.
COMBATSYS: Abigail knocks away Ryo with Abigail Special.
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Ryo 1/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|>>>>---\-------\0 Abigail
Ryo knows that the Tenchi Haoh Ken isn't going to put Abigail down. It's not intended to. It's just there to knock him away and maybe, just maybe, get him stunned senseless again for a moment. Set him up to knock him down. That's the name of the game, right?
And it works. Abigail is literally rocked off of his feet by the force of it. He's sent to the ground in a heap. That feat alone is enough to impress every single set of eyes watching this match. It'll have to be enough, if Ryo can't pull off the next part of this.
As Abigail gets up, Ryo stands waiting at the ready. His only regret is that he's let himself get battered about so much that he can barely feel his forearms. He's not got it in him to block anymore attacks. He's left only with a thread of hope that Abigail will be too disoriented to make a meaningful counterattack while he prepares for...
He's going for it.
Abigail's uppercut is a thing of fury and power. It's sloppy, sure, but the sheer size of his fist means is the advantage here. It's hard to gauge how to properly get out of the way of something so large. Ryo tries. Oh, does he try. He flings himself back, away from the blow, but still, Abigail's pinky catches him under the chin and sends him crashing up into the ceiling.
Blow after blow after blow lands on Ryo, and he seems to have gone limp in the process. In truth, he's unconscious for most of it. It's that last swat that wrenches him from his mooring in the roof and sends him flying across the dojo that actually awakens him.
He crashes into the wall, in between a group of students who scrambled to get out of the way in time. Embedded into a cracked crater in the drywall, Ryo is bloodied and bruised. His shirt is practically shredded, revealing purple flesh, lacerations that ooze crimson blood, and there might even be a rib poking out of his skin.
But, he pushes on. he claws at the edges of the crater he's laid out in, using his hands to pull him out and help him stand back upright. Blood runs down his face, filling his left eye and making him squint it shut. But he grins, nonetheless. His teeth are stained pink and rimmed in red, but his grin is still bright and wide.
"Had to happen sooner or later. Let's see what we've got left..."
Then grin flashes into something else. His expression becomes something fierce and fearsome. He moves with a swiftness that he shouldn't be capable of. A blur of motion, as he seems to simply glide across the now vast distance between himself and Abigail. He flies in with a left hook, aimed at Abigail's jaw.
From that opening gambit, Ryo unleashes an assault that is impossible to completely track with the naked eye. A series of punches, as strong and as fast as that previous Zan Retsu Ken opens up this violent dance. A front kick follows, and is chased with a low sweeping roundhouse kick. Another roundhouse, this time at the side. An uppercut. A gut punch. A backfist. Right cross. A left elbow. A spinning hook kick. Overhead chop. Left straight. Another right into a spinning roundhouse, and another flurry of machinegun punches, interspersed with a few wicked uppercuts.
Finally, Ryo launches one last right uppercut, before launching himself up with a spinning, leaping left handed uppercut Koho. No sooner than he lands, his fist becomes engulfed in violent blue flames. As he is propeled upwards into another leaping Koho uppercut, those chi-born flames take on the aspect of a dragon, the head of which encases his fist, and the trail of blue fire sweeping off of it becomes the massive, spiraling body that twists around Ryo as he climbs to the heavens. A deafening roar resounds throughout the dojo with that final, brutal attack that's intended to put Abigail down and down for good.
COMBATSYS: Abigail fails to interrupt #Retsu Ryuko Ranbu EX# from Ryo with Abi Lift.
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COMBATSYS: Abigail can no longer fight.
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"What the hell?"
Abigail was not expecting this. The Abigail Special..usually puts 'em down and out for good. That's why it's called The Abigail Special!
"Come on then!" he roars, slamming his fists together thunderously, "It's a dead heat!!"
Then Ryo is one place and the next instant he is..right in Abigail's grill. The massive gearhead blinks, not quite processing the movement that brought Ryo right to him so quickly and he reacts with a massive arm, swinging around and up in a flailing attempt to try and catch Ryo before the fury of his final assault lands.
It's an utter, wild and irredeemable miss. A miss that leaves him even more open then before and the next instant he's being rocked, buffetted and wrecked by the rapid fire assault bolstered by the burning roar of chi fire that ripples across his body and then sends him tumbling away like a meteor.
Restraint is gone now and Abigail goes crashing back through a wall and back to the outside, trailing blue fire behind him which dissipates as the behemoth digs up a huge groove in the dirt as he slides backwards by a handful of yards.
"Urgh.." rumbles the brute as he lumbers forward to try and stand and then falls back straight onto his rear and then backwards, slamming his back against a tree. "..Looks like I ran out of gas that time.."
It's done. Over. Thank God.
Ryo is barely standing once he lands from that final uppercut. His fist smolders, steam rising from it, and his gauntlet has been shredded to mere ribbons that now fall off to the floor. He clutches at his ribs, gasping for breath. But he's still standing. It looks like Abigail doesn't have it left in him. He finally did wear him down, after all.
Of course, the students cheer and whoop and holler for their sensei being victorious. The cameras continue to roll on, staring without blinking or emotion one way or the other as to who the victor is.
Limping slowly, Ryo follows Abigail, passing through the new hole in the wall and hopping down the few feet to the ground to make his way to the downed fighter.
"That was a good fight. Like last time."
He reaches out, offering Abi a hand. He's not certain that he'd be able to help the giant Canuck to his feet, but its the gesture that counts. Grinning with bloodstained teeth, he says, "Come on. My father makes some amazing barbecue. He's even wanting to open a restaurant. Come on in and I'll have him whip us up something and we can have a few beers. I'll even show you my bottle slicing trick!"
Log created on 12:16:36 07/02/2018 by Abigail, and last modified on 21:20:50 07/02/2018.