SNF 2023.02 - Rabid Dog Without Warning

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Description: The only woman to ever be taught Kyoguken Karate is gonna need it when she runs into the hound known as Xolo--who seems to be have fed a tip that a worthy opponent happened to be in the area. Wanting more than anything for their big break on the pro scene, Xolo has been sicced on Yuri, who probably has no idea who Xolo even IS--though she's about to find out, up close and personal. In the streets of Osaka. Tonight. Welcome to prime time!

In the downtown area, a man sits in front of a nearby cafe, ignoring the bright SNF lights and the cameras as he sits in the shadows three cigarettes into a pack, and four beers into a buzz. Crumpled cans are laying at his booted feet, as the figure sits wearing jeans and a sweat-soaked sleeveless white shirt. His brown eyes look out into the world, studying faces, examining body language. Idly wondering who his opponent will be.

People who walk across are giving him a wide berth and that's completely fine with him. The way he's feeling, violent and hostile, means he wants to deal with as few people as possible.

The mysterious man and his general demeanor are a complete contrast from his opponent. Unlike how Xolo is acting, Yuri is walking in with a big grin and a spring in her step, occasionally stopping to pose for pictures and things like that. Once she gets into the center of the ring, Yuri takes a deep breath before calling out.

"Hellloooooo everyboooooooody!" She yells cheerfully. "It's me, Yuri Sakazaki, the queen of Kyokugen Karate, and once again I'm here to show you just how awesome Kyokugen Karate truly is!" Yuri grins. "We'll be distributing literature afterward about the style so you can see what it's about!" With that, Yuri cracks her knuckles and turns to face her opponent... and her expression darkens.

"Who is that?" Yuri mutters. "What are they supposed to be? Are they even human?" Yuri seems uncertain for a moment before she realizes she's supposed to be fearless and strong. With that, she turns to face the crowd again and says, "Ladieeeeeeeees and gentlemeeeeeeeeeen, booooooooys and giiiiiiirls! I'm going to show you just how awesome my style is against my opponent here, because Kyokugen practitioners never back away from a challenge!"

He continues sitting there for a moment, while Yuri makes her proclamation. Eventually though, he finishes his last can of cheap beer, crumpling it loudly and tossing it aside as it clatters against the concrete. Only then does the brawler stand up straight, staggering into the light while pulling something from the table he was sat at.

The piece of fabric he picked up, he quickly pulls over his head, and it's clearly some sort of mask, bright and garish red and green, clearly part of a colorful costume that he didn't bother with. As white netting hides his eyes, the mask doesn't cover the bottom of his nose, or hide his wolfish incisors as he sneers up at her.

"Yeah yeah. Congrats on the black belt, kid."

He speaks even as he calmly and casually rolls into the ring and starts walking and pacing around Yuri. Everything about his body language suggested a lack of patience. The way his fists were hastily and sloppily taped together, the way his jeans were tucked into his cowboy boots. He clearly was not organized.

"Let's get this over with. Go on and hit me."

When her opponent speaks, Yuri blinks a couple of times, realizing that her opponent apparently isn't one for many words. He also seems a bit sarcastic. Yuri scowls a little, but then a smile forms with that scowl. "You want me to hit you? Don't say I didn't warn you!"

Yuri jumps up onto the ring apron and proceeds to grab the ropes before flipping herself over and landing in the ring. She taps her fists a couple of times and then looks to the audience and yells out, "Now it's time for the show!" After that, Yuri rushes at her opponent, attempting to give him a taste of Kyokugen with a simple kick aimed at his stomach.

COMBATSYS: Yuri has started a fight here.

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Yuri             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Xolo has joined the fight here.

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Xolo             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Xolo with Light Kick.

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Xolo             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Xolo is still walking around, still pacing like a caged animal when Yuri makes her move. The angry little man isn't watching his opponent and seemingly gets caught unprepared, doubling over and making a sickening retching sound as Yuri's toes bury themselves in Xolo's vulnerable stomach. But this was a dangerous situation for the young karate practicioner.

In the faction of a second it would take for a trained fighter like Yuri to pull back her leg, Xolo is already grabbing her around the knee and ankle, and wrenching her down to the ground, attempting to slam her knee and the side of her hip into the hard canvas, instantly followed by an attempt to straddle her midsection. If this was done Xolo would instantly throw down a barrage of rights and lefts, heavy ground and pound aimed for the plucky kid fighter's skull. This fight probably would not be rated PG, if he kept going at this pace.

COMBATSYS: Xolo successfully hits Yuri with Grasp And Pound.

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Xolo             0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0             Yuri

One minute Yuri's throwing a kick at her opponent, the next she's thrown down to the ground and is being beaten several times. When she finally wriggles free, the girl has a few bruises on her face and her nose is bleeding a little. Wiping her nose with her hand, Yuri shakes it off as best as she can. "All right, you wanna play rough, we'll play rough!" It's obvious Yuri is quite angry now. "I'm not holding anything back anymore!

At first, Yuri had just been testing the waters with a simple kick, but it seems Xolo is loaded for bear. "Now I'll give you a sample of my power!" She rolls her arm backwards before throwing a small fireball at Xolo.

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Xolo with Ko'ou Ken.
- CRAZY Hit! -

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Xolo             0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

When Yuri throws that awesome energy, Xolo, instead of covering up, has his arms outstretched as he lifts his powerful chin and lets the ball of fire collide with his chest. Instantly his tanktop is singed and his bodyhair threaten to burn away before the flaming chi is overwhelmed by the sheer amount of sweat Xolo is producing. But that doesn't help with the pain, as he drops down to his knees crying out with a strained voice. His numerous muscles flexing involuntarily, it appeared that was quite the shock to his system. However, it didn't stop him from snarling out as spittle flew from his mouth.

"Come on, COME ON! I said hit me!"

One moment he's on his knees, the next he's springing through the air like a human-sized meat missile. He's roaring with rage as his hands and forearms start glowing with crackling blue and yellow electric energy, and his fingers start to more resemble the claws of a mountain lion. He's slashing through the air at her, showing her his bag of tricks after she showed him hers.


COMBATSYS: Yuri fails to reflect Guarding The Sun from Xolo with Saiha.

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Xolo             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Yuri

"I'll hit you!" Yuri says, narrowing her eyes. "I'll hit you harder than you can imagine a girl like me can hit!" And then Yuri sees he's trying to claw her up using what looks like claws made from chi or something. This looks like a good job for her reflective technique that will deflect the attack away.

Or so she thinks...

Instead, Xolo slices and dices her, leaving her badly bruised and somewhat bloodied too. "Ugh... where did the teacher leave my marbles?" Yuri babbles before shaking her head out of her dazed state. When she realizes what's happened, she scowls again. "And I just finished washing this too!"

When Xolo snaps out of his animalistic reverie, he's looking at a young girl covered in blood, her flippant remark going unheard. The energy fades from his arms and hands, and he's just left with boxing tape hanging from his fists, covered in blood along with his fingers.

In disgust, the little big man steps away from the karate expert, wandering to the farthest turnbuckle so he can lean against it and look out amongst the crowd. Without even realizing it he'd grabbed another cigarette from the pack in his jeans, taking a drag as he looks up at the night sky. When he next speaks, it's clear that he's talking to Yuri, even if he's not even looking at her.

"You should get out of here. I'm in a bad mood tonight, and you don't deserve that."

Another plume of smoke wafts out into the night sky, as Xolo watches it slowly dissipate.

"I'm serious, kid. Amscray."

COMBATSYS: Xolo Xolotl hones his hunter killer senses!

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Xolo             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Yuri

"Me? Scram?" Yuri says with disbelief. "You want me to leave you alone? Do you mean to tell me you came all the way here just to..." She wrinkles her nose as Xolo starts smoking. "Eww, are you smoking? That's disgusting!" Yuri holds her nose with one hand while waving in front of her face with the other.

"I'm not going anywhere until this fight is over, and as far as I'm concerned, it's only just begun!" Yuri takes a step towards Xolo as her eyes narrow. "And most of all..."

With that, Yuri starts to rush towards Xolo while preparing to deliver her own version of the infamous Dragon Punch. As she goes in she makes her anger known by calling out to him:


COMBATSYS: Xolo fails to interrupt Yuri Chou Upper from Yuri with Rising Claw.

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Xolo             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0             Yuri

Xolo had a gameplan, but he was still in his own head, second guessing himself after that earlier display of violence. And perhaps, sub consciously, he didn't want to succeed.

Or, maybe he just got caught by a younger fighter with better reflexes. Maybe his chin got absolutely crushed by a rising flying uppercut, and maybe he fell so hard tumbling down that he smashed into the ring apron before flipping and slamming head-first into the cold ground outside.

Maybe after a few moments he coughed up blood, his eyes hazy and not focusing, though thankfully his mask hid that detail and saved him a little dignity. It had its uses after all, it seemed.

"Now you've seen the true awesomeness of Kyokugen Karate!" Yuri says with a triumphant, albeit slightly smug, grin on her face as she pulls back after completing her attack, finding that Xolo failed completely with his attempt to counter-attack. "You have to be better than that to take me down!"

Whatever's going on behind that mask, Yuri doesn't care. She knows that she just landed a strong attack on her opponent, and she knows he's not liking it most likely. So it's time to use a bit of strategy here. The Kyokugen queen (as she calls herself anyway) circles Xolo before attempting to strike with a swift jab punch.

COMBATSYS: Xolo blocks Yuri's Medium Punch.

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Xolo             1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1             Yuri

Xolo is slow crawling into the ring again, but for entirely different reasons this time. As Yuri approaches he brings up a sloppy 'boxing' guard that doesn't do anything as that quick jab comes right through. Xolo's head snaps back from the impact as blood now trickles down his nose, but it seems that instead of shutting him down, it just served to wake him up. Instantly Xolo is throwing out a heavy kick, the toes of his cowboy boot aiming to drive her stomach out through her back, and hopefully the impact would push her back away from him.

"Not bad, kid."

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Xolo's Fierce Impact.

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Xolo             1/-----==/=======|=======\=------\1             Yuri

That's a big boot.

A big bad boot.

Aimed right at Yuri's stomach.

What will she do?

She brings up her arms and tenses herself to protect herself against the incoming attack. Gritting her teeth and narrowing her eyes, she feels the boot hit her and she slides back slightly, her sneakers proving that they're not meant for traction like this.

"Didn't I just tell you not to call me kid?" Yuri yells as she brings back both arms. "I'm the queen of Kyokugen Karate, not some kid! Now you're gonna pay!" With that, Yuri brings forth a large fireball.

COMBATSYS: Xolo dodges Yuri's Haoh Sho Ko Ken.

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Xolo             1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1             Yuri

All it took was an uppercut from hell, and his skull hitting hard pavement outside, but Xolo was finally finding his groove. He circled around Yuri watching and waiting for her to make a move. And the second she did, he was already moving. A ball of energy dances past the hairs on the back of his neck, but he wasn't paying attention to that as he tried to grab at her midsection. The second he does, he flings her backward in an ugly suplex, before bringing her back up to suplex her again.

After the second slam hopefully rattles her brain the way his were scrambled from that uppercut, Xolo takes advantage by leaping up to the top turnbuckle while she's (hopefully) down on the mat. With his arms outstretched, he almost swan dives beautifully, his head aiming for hers in a vicious, sickening diving headbutt.

COMBATSYS: Xolo blitzes into action and acts again!

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Xolo             1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1             Yuri

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Xolo's Repeated Slams.

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Xolo             1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1             Yuri

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Xolo's Diving Headbutt.

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Xolo             1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1             Yuri

Wait a second, he's attacking TWICE? Before Yuri can even react, she's being attacked again and again?

Is that even fair?

"I don't think so!" Yuri calls out as she rolls away, giving herself a good distance from her opponent as she avoids being flattened like a pancake or something similar. "You've got strength, but you're not good enough for someone like me!"

Yuri taps her fists a couple of times and then adjusts her gloves, although the latter is more like a mocking motion than anything. "I admit, you can hit pretty hard, but to hit someone like me is another story!" Yuri adds, before rushing in quickly. If she can grab Xolo, she'll deliver a rapid flurry of punches before delivering an uppercut!

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Xolo with Hyakuretsu Binta.

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Xolo             1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1             Yuri

Well, Xolo ate a faceful of canvas as he missed the headbutt, and he was groggy and sluggish getting up off of the mat. That was all the edge his opponent needed to catch him off guard, and he wasn't even all the way up to his feet before he was eating punch after punch after punch after punch. He was practically hamburger by the time that uppercut launched him into the air, his fingers twitching as he flipped in mid-air.

And it seemed he woke up instantly, and instantly yelling out in rage as that blue electric flame yet again engulfed him, not just his hands, but his arms up to his shoulders as he descended down like a meteor.


Behind his head, a glowing orange ball of flame and heat was practically blinding. As he landed down on her or near her, all that energy culminated and mixed together in a violent explosion. It was a bad situation.

COMBATSYS: Xolo successfully hits Yuri with The Setting Of The Fifth Sun.
Grazing Hit

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Xolo             0/-------/------=|=======\=====--\1             Yuri

Once again, it's that same attack as earlier, only a bit bigger and badder...

And more painful.

Yuri finds herself caught in a hell of an attack, that leaves her bruised and bloodied even more than she was before. She's not looking too steady right now.

"Stay with it..." She mutters as she slaps herself a few times before shaking her head. "You really think you got me good, didn't you? Well, now it's time to unleash my secret weapon!"

With that, Yuri launches a faster, more powerful version of her uppercut, only this time it goes twice instead of once. And it packs a mean munch!

COMBATSYS: Xolo blocks Yuri's Shin! Chou Upper.

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Xolo             0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Xolo came down in an explosion, the sort that caused the very ring they were fighting in to collapse and break, the ropes hanging from the apron, the cameras and lights all covered in soot and ash. By the time Xolo rises to his feet, his sleeveless shirt has now become a few threads that are hanging off of one shoulder, his jeans singed and ruined, one entire leg bare, half of his mask destroyed to show the angry looking man underneath, with messy black hair and deep sideburns.

He was staggering like a zombie, his arms hanging down at his sides, and all in all he was completely unprepared for the barrage that came his way. The first uppercut hits flush, cracking his chin and launching him in the air. The second uppercut hit while he was still dangling in the air, sending him hurtling down toward the "ring" in an arc. He landed hard on his shoulder, rolling and tumbling until he was lying on asphalt in a pool of his own blood. But he was getting up, still moving, still sneering up at the opponent he was facing.

"Not...bad, kid. Why don't you try a little harder?"

It was tough talk, but he couldn't even stand without leaning and wobbling, doubled over almost permanently as his brain tried to form neurons of any kind.

COMBATSYS: Xolo Xolo refuses to be an animal!

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Xolo             0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Weakened as she is, Yuri still manages to keep a steady stance, although it's obvious that she's having some difficulty keeping herself steady. She knows that she can still win this fight if she tries her best.

"Can't back down now," Yuri mutters as she steps back a little. "Gotta show him what I got." With that, Yuri backs towards her corner and takes her water bottle, getting a quick thirst quenching done.

COMBATSYS: Yuri gains composure.

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Xolo             0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0             Yuri

For his part, seeing that an attack wasn't coming, he lost his bit of testosterone fueled nerve, and finally doubled over and vomited. Mostly bile, mostly beer, mixed with a bit of internal bleeding. That was all he could do before falling back down to the ground and clutching his ribs(he didn't feel his face, that pain would arrive to him the next morning), trying to draw painful, ragged breaths in his lungs.

COMBATSYS: Xolo Xolo's sudden recovery is...uncanny!

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Xolo             0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0             Yuri

With Yuri's thirst quenched, it's back into action she goes.

Yuri moves in on Xolo, knowing that someone has to fall, and hopefully it will be him. "Even if you beat me, you'll never be as cool as a Kyokugen Karate fighter, remember that," Yuri says as she attempts to back herself up mentally. "Nothing can top Kyokugen!"

And then Yuri launches herself into the air, performing an aerial spinning kick, only it's done with more of an arch than a standard forwards motion like most fighters would expect.

COMBATSYS: Xolo endures Yuri's Chou Mawashi Geri.

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Xolo             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

Xolo watches his graceful opponent launch and leap into the air, but the angle of her attack is such that really, all he can do is let it collide with the side of his face, as he just barely gets to his feet. A sickening crack is heard and Xolotl falls to the ground like a sack of potatoes.

Except, that's where he wanted to be. On the ground he tries to wrap his hands around the ankles of her other leg, the leg she balances on for kicking, and aims to twist her ankle and knee in an impromptu heel hook.

"I'm tired of you kickin' me!"

COMBATSYS: Xolo successfully hits Yuri with Crushing Grasp.
- Power hit! -

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Xolo             0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1             Yuri

Yuri is caught, and she's hurt... hard... She's struggling to break free, and it feels like she's about to pass out...

Yet somehow she breaks free. Weakened and having trouble standing up, as she's clearly grimacing in pain, Yuri looks at Xolo through eyes that are struggling to stay open. "You want me to stop kicking you? Fine by me! I'll give you something else instead!"

Yuri brings her arms back and this time, summons forth SEVERAL large fireballs aimed at Xolo, one after the other.

Or rather, she would, but she can't just seem to find the chi for it. Instead, she settles for a single fireball.

COMBATSYS: Xolo blocks Yuri's Haoh Sho Ko Ken.

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Xolo             0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1             Yuri

Yuri was fast, agile, and Xolotl was a tired, injured man. Try as he might, holding on to this submission move was harder than it seemed and soon, she was out of his grasp and back on her feet. He scrambled up as well, running right into a sudden projectile that splattered across the unmasked side of his face. He staggered backward, shaking his head and looking like he was about to fall...

COMBATSYS: Xolo Xolo refuses to be an animal!

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Xolo             0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1             Yuri

COMBATSYS: Xolo has reached second wind!

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Xolo             0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1             Yuri

When instead, he shook his head and his eyes shot open. With a sudden grin and snarl, he clenched his fists and glared at his opponent.

"Gonna hafta do better than that, sport! I told you to HIT ME!"

"You want me to hit you? Fine, I'll hit you!" Yuri says as she stumbles towards Xolo, but stops suddenly as she realizes something's not quite right. What is it? Who knows?

What Yuri does know is that she's decided to take a different approach by leaping up into the air and deploying a fireball from a diagonal angle. It's similar to her fireball on the ground, only this is an aerial attack!

COMBATSYS: Xolo dodges Yuri's Rai'ou Ken.

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Xolo             0/-------/--=====|=======\=------\1             Yuri

Xolotl was watching Yuri with alert, bloodshot eyes, and as she leapt into the air to bring down that napalm death, the angry masked man was rolling and leaping forward to make sure that fireball hit nothing but broken mat and street asphalt. He timed his approach so that he was at her feet as she was landing back down to the ground. That way he could stand upright, pivot and spin through the air, aiming a spinning backfist for the side of Yuri's cheek. This was a move that could easily generate plenty of knockout power.

COMBATSYS: Xolo can no longer fight.

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Yuri             1/------=/=======|

COMBATSYS: Yuri dodges Xolo's Swift Backhand.

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But, as the swing goes wide, Xolotl's adrenaline ran out. The earlier pain caught up with him, and the angry cage fighter crashed hard, there in the middle of the street. A bit anticlimactic, but his defeat was earned through Yuri's hard work at the end of the day.

It's the last ditch effort from Xolo, and Yuri knows that looks painful. Yet at the right time and the right opportunity, she drops to one knee, causing Xolo to miss her completely.

Weakened and badly beaten, Yuri has nonetheless survived her fight. She stands up and raises an arm in victory while smiling weakly. "Thank you... everyone... glad you could... see how awesome I am..." She stumbles back towards her corner. "See you next time!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri has ended the fight here.

Log created on 19:21:17 02/15/2023 by Yuri, and last modified on 06:31:44 02/26/2023.