SNF 2021.04 - SNF: Johnny Cage vs Riptor - "Dinobot Heaven"

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Description: Johnny Cage has been tapped for a new virtual reality game with a completely original premise - the main character, Mister Diez, must fight his way through an experimental weapons development facility using only his martial arts and an electromagnetic pulse gun that's mostly only good for opening locks on doors. Johnny Cage will be helping to gather simulation data and motion capture for the game - using a real robotic dinosaur provided by Ultratech, which he'll battle in a real secret underground laboratory set!

Johnny Cage is an actor. Actors get hired to do all sorts of stuff. Including face-and-motion capturing for video games! Whether it's known to mr. Cage or not; This is a... unusual type of recording session. Namely, Johnny had been dropped off in seemingly /very/ real underground, abandoned laboratory. The complex is in mostly intact shape, safe for certain items of decoration and furnishing, which are haphazardly strewn around the winding corridors and sterile rooms.
he walls are either made of ceramics, or large, matel panels- Some bearing disturbing scraches and scrapes. This place really does look like it came from a horror game. Most everything is dimly lit by flickering, blue lights- These lights however, are failing. And some area's of the facility are shrouded in eery darkness.

In the distance, echoing through one of the corridors, a disturbing sound may be heard; A high-pitched, nails-over-chalkboard feeling roar, coming from deeper within.

Whatever foul creature might've resulted from experiments conducted in this place, one has to wonder.

Leave it to Johnny Cage to still be styling while working on something like this. Unable to wear an actual motion capture suit due to his need to be cool, he's chosen to rock his own modified version that allows those stupid motion capturing sensors to be attached to his cool jacket. That's right, Johnny Cage has a Mo-Cap Jacket that we wears when he's doing all kinds of stuff like this.


Johnny Cage narrows his eyes behind the sunglasses he's chosen to wear. This particular pair, his 'Resident Evil Ass Kickers' are mirrored and may have a few motion cap dots for more capturing. Johnny's fearless stride takes him in the direction of disturbing sounds.

JOHNNY CAGE: Remind me to never do anything in this gross of a location again. I feel like I'm gonna' catch Bono if I touch... anything.


The sound gets closer... it sounds like, like some sort of animal? As Johnny gets closer and closer to the sound, the lab seems to get more damaged. This was just set up like this for the set, right? Metal panes have been partially ripped off of the wall, bend over with deep gashes into them- There hangs a smell in the air.. rot? Man, they really go all-out nowadays with getting actors into their roles. Eventually, Johnny would come upon a mortuary. Thankfully, it's entirely body-less. No corpses to be found here, that'd be a little too morbid, wouldn't it? This room is dark- almost entirely so. The blueish light is malfunctioning, flickering on and off with petty intensity.

But mr. Cage is not alone in here.

In the corner of this room, a pair of yellow, glowing reptile-like eyes could be seen. *hssssss*. A low hiss with a growly undertone.

The creature steps out of the shadows and... it's a raptor?! A creature straight from the Cretaceous era! It has robotic elements to it; It's reddish, real looking scales contrasted by a metallic tail, and blue, glowing claws that are just starting to light up to illuminate this creature.

*GROAAAAAR* And uh oh,

It seems angry.

COMBATSYS: Johnny Cage has started a fight here.

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Johnny Cage can almost sense the fact that bad things are afoot. He really has to start signing up for bigger budget things. He really should just have his own video game series by now. Something that chronicles his own life and style maybe. He'll have to make some notes to get those things going when he gets out of this mess he's signed himself up for.

When angry raptor sounds decide they want to invade his personal space, Johnny Cage immediately spins himself into his fighting stance, hoping the mo-cap jacket catches those stylish movements.

JOHNNY CAGE: I'm gonna' go out on a limb and just assume you prefer the hunt? Because, if not, I can get a couple of Brontosaurus Burgers here in like eight minutes...

Oh the verbal stall tactics of Johnny Cage are in full effect, to give himself some time to get prepared to fight his way out of this craziness.

And maybe give the gaming crew recording this some improv dialogue to make this lame game better.

COMBATSYS: Riptor has joined the fight here.

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0           Riptor

JOHNNY CAGE: Right. Didn't think so.

Johnny Cage takes the fact that he's talking to what looks like some kind of robot-raptor hybrid of death to mean that he won't be getting much in the way of verbal response to heart and figures he better start getting to the action for the capturing!

Johnny Cage spins towards the raptor thing and just extends a swift leg to kick at this thing and see what kind of shenanigans he's going to be dealing with. AI. Reflexes. Whatever. Might as well test the waters. Violently.

COMBATSYS: Riptor dodges Johnny Cage's Front Kick.

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/-------|======-\-------\0           Riptor

With a quick hop to the side, Cage's kick unfortunately doesn't connect. As she's jumping- A mechanical whir can be heard, before..


A jet of fire flies out from it's maw, from behind those razor-sharp teeth; And towards the actor, setting a large section of the floor on fire in the process. *SCREEEEEEEE*

What, is this thing a dragon too?! As the creature lands, her sharp talons scrape against the metal floor with a wholly uncomfortable sound.

COMBATSYS: Riptor successfully hits Johnny Cage with Flame Carpet.
Glancing Blow

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/-------|=======\====---\1           Riptor


Johnny Cage ends up hopping backward as fire comes from the damn thing! There's really too much going on. And then there's fire burning his leg for a moment but a pat of his hand makes short work of those flames.

JOHNNY CAGE: Okay. Dragon Dinosaur? How is this even? Nope. Don't ask questions, Cage. As long as the check cleared.

Johnny Cage is back on the move, leaping at one of the walls to push off and spinning to aim one of the heels of his feet at this dragon breathing robot raptor creature thing.

JOHNNY CAGE: It better clear!

COMBATSYS: Riptor dodges Johnny Cage's Roundhouse.

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/-------|=======\====---\1           Riptor

Another hop, another missed kick- When the beast lands, it subsequently leaps towards her opponent again. Aiming to Rake the actor with her blue-tipped claw, as she jumps past him. *GRRAH!*

COMBATSYS: Riptor successfully hits Johnny Cage with Talon Rake.

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/---====|=======\=======\1           Riptor


The obnoxious and ostentatious JOHNNY tattoo that people know, love, hate, and everything in between gets up close and personal with that blue-tipped claw of this robo raptor thing that has managed to jump past the stylish antics of Johnny Cage. It slices right through name as if it were scratching it out with some sort of ill-intent!

JOHNNY CAGE: ... son of a bitch.

Johnny Cage ends up in a crouched position and reaching for the now bleeding chest. His eyes narrow in a combination of pain and feeling such disrespect before he turns his attention back up toward this thing.

JOHNNY CAGE: See, I wasn't going to break your little toys, guys, but come on. Coming for that Signature Tatt? Too far!

Johnny Cage's eyes glow a bit, even shining through the sunglasses as he rears up a fist and flings a green forceball of energy off in the raptor's direction! Maybe to keep some distance! Or maybe just because he wants to throw stuff. Either way, it seems like Johnny Cage has taken the kid gloves off.

They about to get some serious mo-cap now.

COMBATSYS: Riptor endures Johnny Cage's Out Take.

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/--=====|=======\=======\1           Riptor

Riptor leaps /straight/ through Johnny's projectile, not even seeming to mind the pain that comes with it as she jumps into Johnny with her full, cybernetically-enhanced raptor-weight- before doing a heavy -chomp- aimed at his Sternum. The beast's razor-sharp teeth risking to dig his way through his expensive clothes, and into the skin that lies below.

What the hell kinda recording session is this, anyways?

COMBATSYS: Johnny Cage counters Strong Bite from Riptor with Sweep The Leg.

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/------=|=======\=======\1           Riptor


It's almost as if the cameras have a moment to zoom in on the face of Johnny Cage because when they do, they get to see the wry smirk that seems to come from a man so possessed of style and tomfoolery. Especially, when it comes to situations like this.

JOHNNY CAGE: Domo arigato, dumbass roboto...

Johnny Cage moves with the quickness as he spots that Strong Bite headed in his direction. The Cage telegraphs those movements so that he can move to pull himself into a crouched spin that allows his body to spin backward and aims one of those expensive CageKicks sneakers right for the face of that robotic dinosaur dragon's chomp! Catching them right before there can be some more brutalization done upon the sexy backness that Johnny Cage inherently brings to the mo-cap table.



The beast flies backward when being met with Cage's fashionable boot- The impact would feel not like hitting a robot, it would most certainly feel like a living creature. Sadly not having been able to satiate it's hunger it starts circling the actor for a few seconds, seemingly thinking.. considering. What is the best line of approach to get a nice meal?

RIPTOR: *Hassssss-Rah!*

And it jumps once again! Lurching out with it's claw to.. grab his ankle? Perhaps a little unexpected, but if she would find grip, Riptor would lift him up and toss him over her back, into the torn-up metal wall.

COMBATSYS: Riptor successfully hits Johnny Cage with Quick Slam.
- Power hit! -

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/----===|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Riptor

JOHNNY CAGE: ... Hey! What kinda' synthetic skinemax game is this, anyhow?!

Johnny Cage realizes after the impact that maybe he's not fighting some weird dinosaur robot thing after all and even frowns. He stays crouched for a moment as if the cameras better get around to talking back to him or something.

JOHNNY CAGE: Johnny Cage does not condone animal abuse! Expect a call from my lawyers!

Maybe this is why Johnny Cage ends up getting snatched up by his ankle by this creature. Yoinked up and hurled into the metal wall gives the superstar a moment to feel more than the burn.

Johnny Cage finds himself climbing back to his feet and just immediately going for his pocket. He comes out with an old school camera. Because somehow he's old school.


Johnny Cage immediately snaps a picture of this crazy creature of an opponent with the brightest flash possible on. Hopefully, a little stun action'll go a long way for Johnny Cage's strategy of, y'know, don't die.

COMBATSYS: Riptor parries Johnny Cage's Say Cheese!

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/----===|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Riptor

That poor camera, that poor, expensive camera.


Riptor the Raptor leaps at the superstar, swatting away that camera with the back of her claw- as it clatters against the nearby wall, and shatters in a million pieces. The beast in turn, attempts to bash it's large head into Cage from below, if it succesfully knocks him into the air, the enhanced raptor follows up by chomping down on his leg, painfully thrashing him around as the teeth dig in- before slamming him into the floor behind Riptor.

COMBATSYS: Johnny Cage fails to counter Clever Girl EX from Riptor with Mime Time.

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Johnny Cage      0/-------/-======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Riptor


JOHNNY CAGE: Son of a bi--!

Johnny Cage's face might as well look somewhere between annoyed and frustrated in that next moment because he knows he messed up. The camera smashing was enough to make it clear and then there was the fact that this dino creature felt all the more real when its head bashed him right into the air. The annoyed expression is mixed with pain and then there was some serious chomping at his leg! The thrashing of the Hollywood Hunk (he may not look like one after this) makes it all that much worse!

There may be signs of life or groans that come from Johnny as his body is finally slammed into the floor behind what Cage is finally starting to realize was a really, really, bad deal.


Is that a smile? It really looks like the beast's maw is twisted in a unn atural large, crooked smile. Say cheese, I suppose. The pain does not end for Cage, however- No. Far from it, in fact. The teeth are still dug in, and Riptor jumps high- Coming down in yet another slam onto the hard metal floor, potentially bouncing Cage up a feet or two.

And then, The blue claws turn white-hot, and erupt into flames. The beast starts tearing, ripping, slashing through the superstar with those fire-enhanced talons. Over a dozen distinct slashes before Johnny is finally knocked into the ground as Riptor's 'hand' smashes into his back for the last time.

RIPTOR: *Rrrrghhh*

COMBATSYS: Riptor successfully hits Johnny Cage with Ultra Predator.

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Johnny Cage      1/----===/=======|>>>>>--\-------\0           Riptor


"So this is how I die? Seriously? Worst Blaze of Glory Moment ever. When they find my body, or whatever's left of it, I hope they give it a burial worthy of Being Johnny Cage. At least a dozen cheerleaders. Two dozen. I wonder if Sonya'll show..."


Johnny Cage barely has a moment to recover or realize much more than pain and the rending of his flesh. Whatever mo-capturing is being captured is definitely going to be some great footage for when players get to this level but for right now, Johnny Cage is catching the full brunt of those white-hot claws of death and the flaming eruption of obliteration that comes with the unbelievable speed and strength of those fire-enhanced talons. Johnny Cage doesn't even know if he's standing or on the ground by the time it is all said and done. All that he knows is that he's not moving. And he may not actually be able to move.

JOHNNY CAGE: ... no more mo-cap.

His last words, not good ones mind you, are all that Johnny Cage can say before he just reaches onto his face, snatch off his sunglasses and throws them in the direction of his final opponent. Still, before his consciousness fades, Johnny Cage ends up dropping his skull to the ground, a fresh pair of shades on his face and one last shot in the mix.


Middle Finger Up.

COMBATSYS: Johnny Cage can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Riptor dodges Johnny Cage's Throwing Shades.

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...On the sunglasses, that is. Shattering them as the little chunks get spit out to fall harmlessly on the ground. The Raptor approaches her dinner.


The beast does a final scream of victory, right before she wants to start on her well-deserved meal. Licking off her bloody claws as if she's savoring an appetizer. But unfortunately, Ultratech will not let her. As the beast suddenly recoils, standing on it's hind legs as it's arms clench the space around the ears. It struggles, thrashing around the room for a few seconds as it keeps screaming, roaring.

And then, the creature falls backwards, and into unconciousness/cybernetically induced sleep. A few minutes later a set of scientists would storm in to retrieve their creation; as well as the stand-bye medics with a stretcher, lifting Cage onto it to treat his many wounds.

And Riptor would once again be confined, until brought out for another bout of field-experimentation by Ultratech.

COMBATSYS: Riptor has ended the fight here.

Log created on 09:23:22 04/16/2021 by Riptor, and last modified on 12:44:15 04/18/2021.