SNF 2018.09 - SNF: Streets Of Rage - Cody vs Maxima

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Description: Cody Masters has been one of the forces of nature in Metro City, hanging with the strongest that the city has to offer. But the pool of fighters have gotten repetitive, so it's time for SNF to bring in new blood. Slamming down in Cody's home turf, the metallic Maxima must face-off against the brawler out in Metro Square. Maxima is a seasoned fighter, always being in the forefront of the world fighting scene. But can he handle the Metro City lifestyle? (Winner: Draw)

For Maxima it had mostly been a quiet few weeks since his fight with Johnny Cage. He was supposed to fight Abigail in the Neo League quarter-finals, but logistics and some other issues prevented both fighters from meeting. Now here he finds himself in Abigail's hometown, but instead of the big motorhead it is a different person he faces this evening.

Cody Travers. It is a name he has some familiarity with. Mostly from his time in NESTS. They had a pretty big database on fighters that were worth keeping an eye on. As far as seeing him in combat up close? Well That is about to happen very very soon.

"Is it time?" he asks an official who just gives a nod in confirmation. The cyborg slowly rises from the bench he was sitting on and starts to approach the roped off area he and Cody will be fighting in. He gives a crick of his neck and then there is the sound of something powering up before there is a hiss as steam escapes from the vapor cannons installed in his arms. "Time to have a good fight, eh?"

COMBATSYS: Maxima brings his battle systems online.

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Maxima           0/-------/-------|

Metro City. Cody's home, one he has some pretty mixed feelings about. A love/hate relationship that he can't seem to get away from. While normally locked up in the MC Correctional Facility, Cody always seems to find his way out whenever there's a fight to be had. Such as the Saturday Night Fight league. It was one of the few ways he could get his combat fix on a regular basis, and it was as good a time as any to start.

From the opposite end of the roped off area comes Cody, in his black and white striped jumpsuit and handcuffs. Onlookers part at his presence, and those that don't stare look away. His gait is slow, unconcerned, as he steps over the rope into the makeshift arena. He opens his mouth and yawns deeply, holding one of his hands up to catch it. He looks at the big armored man before him.

His expression doesn't change; blank eyed and frowning, he looks bored. "Alright. Let's get this over with, huh?" he says.

The cyborg quietly watches Cody enter. He says little as his battle systems are already giving him readouts. The fight intself hasn't started quite yet, but just even the most basic of movements can give him an idea of what to expect. He knows Cody is far from a pushover. This will be a good fight to keep himself sharp for when he looks to strike back at NESTS.

"Hmm? Don't seem too excited about all this." he says when Cody seems a bit disinterested in the fight itself. Or maybe the attitude is being used to try and throw Maxima off so he can get a surprise attack. For now the big Canadian waits as he slips into a fighting stance.

"Well then, ready whenever you are." he tells Cody and with one hand he motions for the convict to come at him.

Cody rolls his neck. "I'm not," he says bluntly. "But maybe you'll show me a good time. Hope that armor just ain't for show." The man looks strong enough; Cody assumes a fighting stance, raising his fists like a boxer, the links of his handcuff chain clinking together. He stares Maxima down.

Suddenly, he makes a move, but perhaps not one that is expected. He raises a foot and stomps down hard on a manhole cover near him, the sheer force causing it to flip upwards. Cody catches it, and flings it like a discus right at Maxima's chest.

COMBATSYS: Cody has joined the fight here.

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Maxima           0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0             Cody

COMBATSYS: Maxima blocks Cody's Large Thrown Object.

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Maxima           0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0             Cody

There is a slight smirk. Maxima just nods. "I assure you it isn't. I will do my best to keep this from getting boring." That is all he gets out in response because soon there is a manhole cover coming right at him. He holds his ground instead of looking to get out of the way. There is a crowd around and he rather it not go flying them in an off chance Cody wasn't paying full attention.

He catches it in his arms and the impact staggers him back a few steps, but it doesn't seem to have done any real harm to the cyborg who is quick to drop it off to his side before rolling his shoulders. "Some oomph behind it. Glad to see that."

He moves forward to close the distance between the two. He isn't the quickest of fighters, but he is coming forward with quite a bit of momentum as he rears back with his right fist and comes forward with a pretty simple punch right to the chest of Cody.

COMBATSYS: Cody blocks Maxima's Medium Punch.

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Maxima           0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0             Cody

Cody whistles when he sees Maxima handle the manhole cover like it was nothing. Guess he was right; it WASN'T just for show. As the cyborg closes in with a swift punch, Cody raises an arm and blocks it, the impact rippling his jumpsuit and making him grunt. He doesn't respond to Maxima's comment; instead, he grabs for the man's arm to pull him forward. Cody then lets go and leaps over Maxima's head, and at the apex of the jump, stomps down as hard as he can with booth feet to plant his opponent into the ground.

COMBATSYS: Maxima barely endures Cody's Bad Stamp.

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Maxima           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0             Cody

Fist meets arm and Maxima just gives a bit of a nod. It isn't like he is one to pull punches and the way Cody is able to stop it shows he has strength along with skill. Not only that he is very quick to go back on the offense and Maxima has little room to move and defend himself.

Upwards Cody jumps as he releases Maxima after pulling the cyborg forward and Both feet slam down on probably the weakest part of Maxima, his head. The slam down hard and it drives Maxima down, but the cyborg manages to catch himself on his hands and knees without face meeting the pavement.

It allows him to get to his feet quickly to try and catch Cody off guard once he is grounded again. The big Canadian coming forward again once more as he looks to slam his fist into Cody and keep driving forward while taking Cody with him for a few feet before there is the hiss of a vapour cannon powering up before letting out a blast of steam to knock Cody away if he can't manage to get out of the way of the pain train.

COMBATSYS: Cody dodges Maxima's Maxima Press.

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Maxima           0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0             Cody

Cody, however, sees Maxima coming. He weaves his body around the thrown fist, letting the cyborg pass him by as he spins to face Maxima's back. "Where you going? I'm right here," he taunts. Hoping to catch the man before he can recover, the convict throws out a kick with his right leg. His left leg is used to slide across the ground, building up sudden speed as a chi aura resembling turbulent winds surrounds his foot. He tries to kick Maxima square in the back and plant him into the nearest bench. "HA-ha!" he cries.

COMBATSYS: Maxima fails to interrupt Ruffian Kick from Cody with M19 Model Blitz Cannon EX.
- Power fail! -

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Maxima           1/---====/=======|=======\-------\0             Cody

Forward he goes and that fist impacts nothing. Cody serves to be too quick even when Maxima thought he was moving quickly enough to catch him by surprise. He comes to a stop and starts to turn about when he hears that taunt and he is also met with Cody coming at him with a big kick coming his way.

It doesn't slam him into his back, but it does slam into Maxima's face when he was looking to try and meet the other fighter and deliver a big fist to Cody. The force is enough to knock Maxima back and he staggers about before going to a knee where he somewhat regains his balance.

"Heh....need some recalibration I suppose." he muses to himself as he stands back up. He is looking a bit worn down, but he still gets back to his feet without too much trouble as he takes a moment to consider his options as he quietly watches what Cody might do next.

Cody feels satisfied when his kick meets Maxima's face. But his expression hasn't seemed to change much at all despite the blows exchanged. Still dour. "What, you need a battery recharge?" he asks. He rolls his arm while staring Maxima down. "Not bad so far, but I'm still not feelin' it. You fight better than the guys back in the slammer, at least." He crouches, as if taking a rest. Or at least, he hopes that's what Maxima thinks he's doing. In reality, he's readying, dispensing something from his left sleeve into his hand.

A few seconds later, he throws a handful of dust and dirt at Maxima's face, forming a cloud of it. Out of the cloud he comes swinging, his fists blazing with chi as he aims a sucker punch to the jaw, followed by a second hook to the other side. "BINGO!"

COMBATSYS: Cody successfully hits Maxima with Zonk Knuckle EX.

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Maxima           1/--=====/=======|=======\-------\0             Cody

A recharge? Perhaps that is in order, but Maxima is too proud to admit it. He didn't even go into the fight overcondident, but his performance has been less than optimal so far. He is off his game and he needs to figure out what to do to get back into it. Right now NESTS advanced technology is easily getting bested.

He readies himself as Cody comes in and he turns his head when that dirt is thrown in an attempt to blind him. Even if it doesn't get into his eyes it served as a proper distraction. Cody slams his fist into the cyborg's jaw both times with ease staggering the bigger fighter once more.

"I admit this is not me at my best, but...." he steadies himself and there is some noises coming from him as he starts to adjust the flow of power in his combat systems. "Not quite done yet."

COMBATSYS: Maxima enters a meditative state.

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Maxima           1/=======/=======|=======\-------\0             Cody

"Aw, shit, I was makin' a joke! Don't actually recharge!" Cody exclaims, finally showing some surprise at Maxima's tactic. He doesn't fight many cyborgs. Cody was feeling a little winded from this latest effort. He thinks quickly, and starts looking around for something he can use. He spies a cylindrical metal trashcan and runs over, grabbing it and lifting it over his head. He then slams it down on Maxima while the latter is recovering, hoping to jar him out of his current state. "Not in my house you ain't!"

COMBATSYS: Maxima interrupts Random Weapon from Cody with Bunker Buster EX.

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Maxima           0/-------/-======|=======\====---\1             Cody

It is had to tell exactly what Maxima was doing, but it probably isn't good. He stands his ground and it seems like steam is rising around him. A flame like aura starting to form even as Cody grabs that trashcan and looks to put a stop to whatever Maxima is planning.

He swings downwards around the same time Maxima leaps forward to crash into both trashcan and man heavily in a big tackle to knock Cody to the ground as he goes airborne. Twisting about the cyborg quickly comes crashing back down on top of Cody hard onto the ground with all his weight. It is about that time Cody realizes while Maxima is a big man, it feels even less fun being landed on when the big man is even heavier than he looks due to the cybernetic body.

Maxima rolls to the side and gets to his feet while the firey aura seems to die down and he cricks his neck once more while taking a few steps back and seeing how Cody responds after the punishing attack.

Cody yells in surprise as Maxima suddenly tackles him, not expecting him to leave such a state so quickly. The trashcan slams against him as he goes sprawling, landing on his back on the asphalt. The can rolls off him as Maxima leaps. Cody barely has time to register where the cyborg went before it all comes crashing back down. There's a loud BOOM as it happens, and the street under Cody craters from the impact, sending debris scattering away. Cody gasps as the wind is knocked out of him. Stars explode in his vision.

When Maxima is off, the convict lays there for a few moments before rolling to his side, then getting on his knees. He coughs up blood and wipes it away from his lip. "Yeah...that's what I'm talkin' about..." he says in a hoarse voice. When fully recovered he stands, groaning. He feels like someone just hit his ribs with a sledgehammer. Prison doctor won't like that. "Just like that. You need to come at me like you wanna kill me."

Cody resumes his stance, and decides to give it his all for this one. He rushes Maxima, dashing forward as he rears his right fist back. He throws it forward to smash right into Maxima's face, following it with a haymaker to the jaw, then an uppercut, and finally a double-fisted hammer blow to the top of the head. After this, he grabs for the cyborg, to knee him twice in the stomach then throw him over his shoulder for a slam back down on the ground. "TAKE IT!"

COMBATSYS: Maxima blocks Cody's Final Combination.

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Maxima           1/-------/=======|-------\-------\0             Cody

There is a slight heh from Maxima as he grins. Cody is showing true toughness in getting up after that and he just nods. "Sorry it took a bit for me to get going properly. But we both know this is far from over." He knew it would take more than that to take down Cody, but at least managing to catch the convict by surprise was enough to show he wasn't ready to give in just yet.

Cody comes in again and he starts to batter at Maxima with strikes. But Maxima does well to keep up with the strikes. His big arms moving in to prevent the fists from hitting his face the first three times before then raise up to block the hammer blow from landing on the top of his head. While Cody does grab him Maxima just gets in close to try and minimize the force of those knees into him while wrestling with the convict enough to keep from being tossed in the end.

Instead he tries to wrestle with Cody and position himself behind the other fighter and slipping one big arm around his neck to try and cut off the airflow and choke Cody out. "As for trying to kill you. Negative. I rather not use my missiles with civilians around." Where the hell is he even keeping those!?

COMBATSYS: Maxima successfully hits Cody with Choke Vice.

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Maxima           1/------=/=======|===----\-------\0             Cody

Cody fails to deflect Maxima away, and is now caught in a rear naked choke and rapidly losing oxygen. "Hrk!" He struggles against the cyborg's arms - damn, but it felt like being trapped in some industrial vice grip. But before unconsciousness can arrive, he buries his chin in Maxima's elbow, relieving the pressure. Then he grips said elbow with both hands and swings around the big man, using the arm like a swinging gate until he's free. Still gripping the arm, Cody uses one hand to shove against Maxima's face, and then using all of his power, shove the man to the ground, giving the other cyborg's arm a rough twist in the process. "Okay. Fair. But if they weren't here...I'd expect you to use any weapon you got," Cody answers.

COMBATSYS: Maxima interrupts Medium Throw from Cody with M4 Remodel Missile Cannon.

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Maxima           1/----===/=======|=======\-------\0             Cody

He has a pretty tight hold, but he does ease up. The idea is more to weaken Cody then anything else so once he starts to struggle it looks like the cyborg is ready to let go and pick back up the fight. This is in front of a crowd afterall and they want excitement, not a guy standing there choking out someone else.

That hand pushes in his face and Cody forces Maxima downwards, but he steps back and catches himself instead of being fully planted in the ground. The other arm is gripped, but that seems more than fine for Maxima because he can bring his other one about to spam his fist into the chest of Cody. There is a hiss again before there is a blast from the vapour cannon mounted in the arm to put some seperation between the two.

Mostly machine he is, but it seems Maxima is starting to slow down himself as he regains his footing and doesn't make an effort to press the attack for the moment. "Of course. I'll use what weaponry I can without risking harm to others."

Cody oofs when the cannon slams into his chest, then is blown backwards by the vapor blast. He manages to stay on his feet, but he ends up falling to a knee, panting hard as sweat runs down his face. His chest is burning; a rib or two fractured. It hurts to draw breath. Cody rises, one hand clutching his chest. "Ain't you a nice boy scout," he says sarcastically. "Your ma must be proud." Suddenly his other arm swings out, the motion generating a massive gust of wind that forms into a miniature tornado of chi, headed straight for Maxima.

COMBATSYS: Cody successfully hits Maxima with Tornado Sweep.

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Maxima           1/--=====/=======|=======\-------\1             Cody

I figure one of us has to be. Stripes aren't very slimming on me and I am wanted enough as is. Don't need more reasons for people to be after me." Dodging NESTS and NOL is fun enough. At least the wannabe bounty hunters seemed to have stopped coming after him these days.

He starts forward, but then Cody does something a bit unexpected. He has seen him use his energy to manipulate the wind, but for the most part it was in combination with his physical strikes. To deal with a sudden gust while Cody was still at a distance seemed to catch the cyborg off guard and it is enough to lift him off the ground and knock him back where he lands in a backwards roll.

"Mnn, redirecting power...." he mumbles to himself as he stands up. He is exerting himself too much and while he thinks he has a bit of an advantage he needs to refrain from running out of juice before finishing the job. He keeps it rather simple. Nothing fancy when he goes for Cody this time as he looks to just kick him right in the gut.

COMBATSYS: Maxima successfully hits Cody with Medium Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Maxima           1/=======/=======|=======\====---\1             Cody

The kick works, mainly due to the fact Cody, at this point, is reeling from the previous attacks. He takes the kick full on in the stomach. "OOGH!" Spit flies from his mouth as he doubles over, staggering back. He almost trips over the sidewalk curve. "Guh...that's it. That's what I'm talkin' about. You're augmented? Huh...never fought a cyborg before. I just think this might be interestin' enough." He stands and grins, for the first time this entire fight, beckoning Maxima to bring it. It is not a pleasant grin. "Hit me harder. I'll take whatever you got. But first..."
Cracking his knuckles, Cody lunges at Maxima, performing a spinning back fist to the side of the head. He follows with a punch to the chest, a blow to Maxima's gut, a haymaker to the jaw, another spinning punch to the temple, and finally winding his other fist in an uppercut...but it's not meant to connect. Instead, the uppercut generates a massive tornado of chi energy that rises to envelop the cyborg, with enough force to send him airborne.

COMBATSYS: Maxima barely endures Cody's Final Destruction.

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Maxima           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|===----\-------\0             Cody

"I am." The answer is mostly kept short because Maxima himself isn't exactly in the best shape and despite his nature it seems he gets winded in his own way. Be it the fact he might be running out of breath or the energy powering him is starting to run low. Either way he is sluggish looking and Cody looks to capitalize on that.

Instead of trying to stop the assault Maxima actually looks to take the beating. Each blow staggering him, but yet he keeps coming forward after each one. The strike to the temple dazes him for a moment and allows Cody to deliver that uppercut that engulfs Maxima in that cyclone of energy.

However it does not lift him. It might be his extra weight that assits Maxima, but he comes forward out of it instead of being flung away in what he hopes allows him to get the drop on Cody. He looks to slam a fist into Cody's chest once more then quickly follows up with a second. He then slams his fists together and both vapour cannons come to life as he looks to thrust both fists into Cody and unleash a double blast at the same time those fists are impacting.

COMBATSYS: Cody interrupts Double Vapour Cannon from Maxima with Criminal Upper.

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Maxima           1/----<<</<<<<<<<|======-\-------\0             Cody

There is a glint in Cody's eye. Figures the tin man wouldn't budge; but no big deal. Cody was raised by the streets, bled in them, was cast out from them. Improvisation during the middle of a fight is his forte. So he takes that first punch to his already bruised and aching chest. Just before Maxima can unleash his second, however, Cody swings his fist again...generating a SECOND tornado of chi around Maxima. The winds of the chi tornado rip at him from all sides. "CRIMINAL UPPAH!" he shouts.

Maxima was thinking too far ahead perhaps. He thought getting the jump on Cody would be a perfect trap, but in the end he seemed to be the one being pulled into a trap. That first punch lands, but Maxima is a perceptive man and he caught that little glint in Cody's eye. That is right when he knew he was in trouble.

He was very right because that wind kicks up again and engulfs him. His body already feeling worn down and his energy running low it is too hard to resist as it sends him airborne and flying back where he lands in a heap on the ground. There is a hiss as steam comes from the cannon's as they seem to go offline finally. It seems the cyborg might finally be done.

"Redirecting....power...." he mumbles as he starts to sit up. His gaze moves and he makes sure Cody isn't around any spectators as he sits up. His chest opens up as there is a bright blue flash and the sound of something powering up. Thankfully it isn't a missle like he mentioned earlier, but Cody would find it best to move quickly as from the chest of Maxima erupts a big laser looking to blast Cody away.

Maxima smirks some as his chest closes back up afterwards. Hit or miss he had overexerted himself too much. He'll need time to let his body repair itself as he slumsp over. "Not bad, kid....not bad." he says while laying there without the strength to move.

COMBATSYS: Maxima has suffered catastrophic damage and fallen offline.

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Cody             0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Cody slows M24 Atomic Laser from Maxima with Snipe Shot.

COMBATSYS: Cody can no longer fight.

Log created on 20:40:14 09/29/2018 by Maxima, and last modified on 09:24:09 09/30/2018.