Description: Upon an elaborate ship, an ancient legend seeks to test himself against the Legendary Wolf; who will reign supreme in a battle between the proverbial and literal titan?!
These Saturday Night Fights are certainly full of creative themes and colorful venues. It seems any manner of idea can be come up with in order to force a fight to fit into their often narrow themes of focus and this afternoons battle is no different even if the location is better suited for partying hard then it is the violence of fists clashing.
But, one supposes, that for the likes of Victor Ortega..the slamming of bodies is always some form of celebration. His presence certainly causes a stir as he emerges from the depths of the massive party yacht to step powerfully on deck with cameras flashing and screams and cries filling the air at the presence of the elusive CWA champion and owner. A cloak of red and gold covers his immense frame and drags behind him like some sort of operatic curtain as he lumbers forward with escorts that are far to small compared to him to offer any sort of meaningful protection. One assumes it's just for show and Ortega is all about the show.
Once he reaches the center of the combat zone he takes a single step forward, producing a loud BOOM that rocks the ship and he thows an arm up and back, flipping away his cloak to reveal the outragous proportions and swollen immensity of his over blown physique.
"The Muscle Bomber is here! I understand that a celebration is underway. We'll cap the festivities off with the explosive power of the Maximum Muscle Bomb! I hope this ship is reinforced...."
Another notable figure is present on top of the ship, of course; the Hungry Wolf himself, Terry Bogard. As usual, he has on his own distinctive red cap and jacket; presently in the midst of warming himself up, throwing some crisp, sharp punches here and there into the open air. His furrowed brow is filled with a quiet intensity, clearly having tuned out both the environment and crowd as he shifts from foot to foot.
"Hey, hey... it's Mr. Ortega himself. One of the hidden legends of the world..." Terry knows a good bit about the man, and how he had made a bid to establish himself as one of the strongest grapplers in the world, some time ago. Of course, the world is a constantly changing place... is he still a full league above the likes of Zangief and Haggar...? Terry's rather curious to know. He's seen first hand the dangers of complacency, after all. Only a rare few can keep an edge to their fangs, even after only a few months in the shadows.
"It better be... I don't plan to hold back either." Shoulders roll and Terry hops a couple times on his tiptoes, before shifting to the area cordoned off for the fighting as well. Victor's certainly got an imposing physique, but it's clear his opponent doesn't bear a hint of hesitation or doubt in his own features, even at over half a foot shorter. He then drives his fists together with a loud THUMP, as the staff keen on filming finish setting up the cameras and lighting for the pair.
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega has started a fight here.
Victor Ortega 0/-------/------=|
COMBATSYS: Terry has wandered into the fight here.
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Terry 0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0 Victor Ortega
"You are quite confident, boy." responds Victor with a growing grin as his cape is shorn free and sent hurtling away into the distance occupied by the gathered audience. He rolls his neck and loosens his arms. His massive pectorals bunch up, dividing and subdividing into their individual plates of muscle mass before relaxing thunderously.
"I'll be sure to reward your confidence with appropriate action!"
And he's off, dashing violently across the distance with a single lunging leap that sends him hurtling in at Terry with a single club like arm outstretched in an attempt to slam into and violently clothesline the Hungry Wolf.
COMBATSYS: Terry just-defends Victor Ortega's Running Lariat!
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Terry 0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0 Victor Ortega
"Nobody should ever go into a fight thinking about anything other then how they're gonna win." Terry says, matter of factly. He grasps the brim of his hat and twists it into position, peering intensely towards the much larger man. "I know who you are, and what you can do... and I've not underestimated you for a moment!"
Rearing back his right arm, Terry amplifies his own considerable strength; hakkyokuseiken briefly makes his own arm bulge out, veins and tendons flaring as it glows yellow, and twists to slam it straight into Victor's own assaulting limb. For a brief moment the pair are locked, before with a great kinetic crack that warbles the metal beneath, the larger man's assault is stopped, and they're set to a draw.
"Damn... I really tried to blow you away with that one!" Terry says with a laugh. Before he dashes forward, getting in close to Victor. Aiming to make that huge reach of his a liability, lunging upwards to then attempt and slam those orange-infused knuckles straight upon the giant's face before he can fully recover!
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega fails to interrupt Power Drive from Terry with Spirit Upper.
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Terry 0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0 Victor Ortega
Now that's frustrating. Possibly even embarrassing one might say! Victor is a fighter, but also a showman..and being showed up is hardly a pleasant feeling ..but it is also a testament to Terry's strength and perhaps -he- is the one that is being overconfident here. Having an attack stopped full bore only for Terry to respond in kind with a blow heading right for Ortega's face.
His own fist glows, burning a blazing white-hot blue as he attempts to adjust his position to bring his massive arm up in a counter strike ..but he is to slow. His vast bulk works against him and Terry lands a telling blow that sends the giant stumbling to the side, mane of hair flaring and circlet twisting on his heavy brow.
"Hngh! So..this 'Hungry Wolf' is indeed looking for a feast!" he grunts out while regaining his footing to avoid falling from the force of the blow. "Bring it on then!"
Ducking down low in the same motion, Victor's glowing fingers flash through only the open air as Terry ducks to the side, bringing up his fists once more and keeping close. "Heh... you done looking down on me? You're not the only champion in this ring right now, you know...!!" Cracking his neck to the side, Terry then twists, slipping forward and stamping down with his leading foot. Energy surges within his knuckle, before he twists and slams it down; a sudden, rippling burst of exploding orange energy aims to overtake Victor and drive him backwards, once more sending the stage shuddering and the nearby crowd cheering as the initial exchange seems to be favoring Bogard...!!
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega blocks Terry's Round Wave ES.
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Terry 0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0 Victor Ortega
Sparks of chi erupt, flaming violently into the air like a firework display all its own as Terry's fist comes down and slams powerfuly into Victor's upraised arms. He splays them out, pressing forward with his bulk and then lunging into another blur of movement that attempts to wrap his arms around Terry and pull him into a grapple. He grins..enjoying the verbal sparring in the middle of it, not losing a breath as he grunts out: "I slammed Geese Howard into the mat of his own arena, boy. What makes you think you'll fare any better."
He spins, attempting to bring Terry up into the air overheard and then to attempt a skywards leap to bring them both up then back down again, with Terry's back hurtling for the (prayerfully) reinforced surface of the deck.
"The gap between champions can still be an impassable gulf!"
COMBATSYS: Terry dodges Victor Ortega's Back Breaker.
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Terry 0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0 Victor Ortega
"You realize I knocked Geese off his own tower too, right...?" Terry says, with a bit of a smirk. When those huge arms slither out to either side, the legendary brawler kicks backwards, scarcely managing to get out of the deadzone where those impossible muscles compress. He then skids to a stop, before grimacing as a familiar feeling rushes through him. He slowly compresses his right fist, before energy ignites along it. Followed by rippling shards of glass; a few orbiting shards whirl around it, as an odd rush of energy empowers him.
"C'mon, c'mon... you're talking awful big for someone's who's yet to HIT ME!!" Surging forward, Terry flashes up close to Victor once more. Twisting, he then leaps violently upwards with a leading knee, bracing himself against the pain of his odd chi manifestation... trying to send even the huge brute skyward enough to twist around, and drive that glass-infused orange fist right atop the hulking figure's face once more! Intent to drive him down until the back of his head hits the metal floor, followed by a great, intense gout of orange flame lashed with chi-grown glass flying out in all directions!
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega barely endures Terry's Max Dunk ES.
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Terry 1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0 Victor Ortega
A poor showing indeed and Victor knows it. There comes a point where one has to acknowledge ones own errors and focus abit more.
At least..after the ringing and the pain stops. The blow lands home and dramatically Victor is sent backwards, flung into the earth as flame billows upwards in an almost volcanic like eruption of force that tilts the boat wildly and causes several spectators and patrons to tumble as the shockwave rolls outward.
And then Victor is up. Faster. A blur of movement that seems impossible for his bulk as he lunges in and reaches a massive hand up for Terry's torso and neck.
He has no answer for him this time, instead focusing on attempting to turn the tide of this duel else his reputation and name be tarnished should he win or lose.
That gigantic hand attempts to encircle around Terry's neck and if successful, to lift him up and once more attempt for a slam to the deck. It's a simple, violent but often effective manuever.
COMBATSYS: Terry blocks Victor Ortega's Choke Hold.
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Terry 1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1 Victor Ortega
"Ow..." Terry mumbles to himself, a number of cuts and slashes along his forearm from where the glass manifested. He can feel the instability waning, for the moment... but it's still a disconcerting thing he's yet to look into. Glancing down, he looks surprised at the fierce rush from Victor, snapping up his hands and catching him by the thumb and wrist; he's still driven backwards, fingers closing along his larynx, before he twists to flick away the other man's hand.
"Alright... let's see what you got! Show me your fangs, fellow legend!! OKAY!!" He then spreads his stance, exhaling a cloud of misty steam as his inner chi ripples. Before with a roar, Terry twists and lashes out, slamming his knuckles into the ground. A brief ripple of aura would manifest beneath Victor, before a great eruption of energy shoots off like a firework...!
Only he's not done, yet! His other arm whirls down, slamming and denting the ground, causing a second explosive manifestation of orange, billowing aura to flash out, before with a roar he slams down his fist a final time, trying to juggle Victor Ortega to the opposite end of the ring and send him spiraling out of it, leaving blackened, warped ship deck in three spots between himself and the other fighter!
COMBATSYS: Terry issues a challenge!!
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Terry 0/-------/------=|=======\==-----\1 Victor Ortega
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega fails to interrupt Trinity Geyser ES from Terry with Enraged Aura Fire.
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Terry 0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0 Victor Ortega
"Mr. Ortega seems to be having soem difficulties.." observes one person in a suit. Perhaps an executive in the CWA or from a rival organization. Others nod in agreement. Mind you the excitement over the fight is satisfying the general audience and onlookers but for the rest..the sharks..they may smell blood in the water..
This potential is not lost on Victor who is left on unstable footing as his Chokehold lunge fails him and when Terry comes around again, his chi rises to meet him..and fails utterly to obtain the inferno necessary to counter Terry's assault.
Instead, the giant man is enveloped in a series of rising geysers that shove him backwards, lifting him from his feet and then send him tumbling into the ground in a backwards roll. A fireball more then a man for an instant before the chi based flames disperse and the giant grimaces in visible pain from the force of that assault.
"What..." he grunts out in disbelief while attempting to steady both body and bruised ego.
A slow exhale leaves Terry as he rises up from his assault, rolling his shoulders slowly. "That's what happens when you let your guard down around a wolf... they'll latch on to your throat in a heartbeat. You had some incredible techniques... but I didn't feel you once go all-out against me!! And like I said. From the first second, I went against you with all gears running. If we had a second fight in an hour, you might stomp me back... maybe the next ten times."
Terry then dances from foot to foot, bringing up his forearms and shifting into an aggressive stance once more. "But you're a sportsman. We're not playing a game of statistics... only the gamblers care about that. All that matters... is the fight we've having right NOW!!" Terry then kicks forward, twisting to shoot out a furious series of punches towards the staggered Ortega; before twisting into a sharp uppercut, aiming to slam it into the man's chin at the conclusion!
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega blocks Terry's Aggressive Strike.
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Terry 0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0 Victor Ortega
A loud *THOOM* resounds as Ortega lunges his palm up to catch Terry's blow in mid strike. A shockwave ripples through his body from the force of the other champions assault but Ortega weathers it as he rises to his feet and then once more attempts to pull Terry in towards him for a grab.
He's grinning, once more, but a type of rage burns in his eyes. A furious internal chi that blazes like the surface of the sun as what could be one last burst of energy fires up on the inside and then burst out of him in a column of chi based flames.
"It would seem that when I taught Geese a lesson about underestimating me..I'd forgotten the lesson myself. Well done, Terry BOgard. But this isn't over yet!"
He leaps. His herculean figure lunging backwards several paces away from Terry and then with a sudden spring he's airborn, blazing like a comet and hurtling overhead. Somehow, his gigantic figure does a full rotation and flip and then it descends downward straight for Terry with both of his huge arms raised up and then thundering down for The Hungry Wolf in a combo Moonsault Press and Haymaker that would surely risk sinking any other boat not prepared for this level of force should it impact in full.
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega knocks away Terry with Enraged Knuckle Big Bang.
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Terry 1/-======/=======|=====--\-------\0 Victor Ortega
"Tch... I wished you'd have came at me like this from the start..." Terry says simply, when Victor's huge arms drop around him and lance tight. He tries to resist, but he cannot manage to properly focus and channel his hakkyokuseiken in time; furious blows slam into him, despite an obvious hardening ablating the impact a little bit. His back slams into the boat with enough force to tilt it forward and splash up some waves to either side; speckles of blood flashing out of his mouth.
But Terry's arms are both stretched out towards Victor's face, blue energy rippling into view along his forearms. Fists then close, before he makes to slam them down to either side of himself before the massive fighter can quite leap back and off the Hungry Wolf. An assault that might seem familiar; as a great dome of cerulean energy flashes out, then surges in a great, powerful beam shooting straight towards the sky. The hallmark of those who mastered the arts both himself and Geese have... even if his own variant is far more raw.
COMBATSYS: Terry successfully hits Victor Ortega with Power Stream.
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Terry 0/-------/---====|=======\==-----\1 Victor Ortega
It's a little to late for what ifs and wishes, sadly. Fortune favored the bold and Terry was bolder and thus more fortunate in a match that all statistics implied should have gone another way. But Victor is not completely disappointed if Terry at least received a taste of what could have been and what might yet be in another encounter.
But not this one. Not like this at least. Especially as the beam of light rays itself upwards violently and fully engulfs the champion in its roaring fury, almost seeming to dissolve him completely as if blasting him clean off the ship and off the world entire.
This does not happen even if the visual spectacle implies it at first. Instead, Victor holds his ground, skin reddened and blistered and body bruised and battered...but power persists and he reaches forward through the remnants of the column to try and grab for Terry once more.
"You have wounded the lion, Terry Bogard.." he rumbles with a grin, "But you will remember his roar!"
And with that he attempts a final arcing slam, trying to seize Terry and lunge into the air with him and then back down again to create another billowing column of flame should the grapple hit and the mans huge body successfully crush Terry to the ground.
COMBATSYS: Victor Ortega can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Terry interrupts Muscle Bomb from Victor Ortega with Rising Tackle.
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Pushing up to his feet, Terry exhales once more, seething heat from his own knuckles. "And you'll remember... this wolves' HOWL!!" Planting his palms on the ground, as those huge hands lash out in an attempt to capture the Hungry Wolf, he suddenly lashes out; spiraling wildly, both heels slam into Victor's chin, continuing to drive those repeated, fierce impacts into the huge man's skull; if he attacks his body, there's little hope to cause enough damage in time to reign a victor. He twists, landing in an unsteady crouch... before yanking down his hat and then with a sharp exhale coming upright, flashing out a peace sign towards the multiple cameras. "OKAY!!" It's certainly an upset victory; how many gamblers and bookies across the world have to be cursing? Many know of the world-famous Terry as a household name amongst international fighters, meaning most would have thought him the choice to win... yet those in the know, who wished to make a fortune, would certainly have known the might of the CWA head should have reigned supreme against such an upstart! The rumbles across the underworld might only be starting at this point...
COMBATSYS: Terry wanders on to find the next challenge.
Log created on 21:09:26 07/12/2021 by Terry, and last modified on 12:10:10 07/23/2021.