Master Championship - [R1] Leona vs Dan

Description: Saikyo-ryuu makes a dramatic comeback in the final moments of this tournament battle, calling for a tiebreaker battle to settle the score. (Winner: Leona)

"Ladies and gentlemen!" The announcer's voice rings throughout the arena, though
the announcer himself is not on the floor. Gotta love high-techness. "Welcome to
the White Arena for the next match in the heart-pounding Masters Tournament! Our
exciting matchup is between two hot stars in the fighting world. Our first
fighter is one of the many masters of the martial arts who hails from Southtown.
He's made a name for himself in that town, and now he's come all the way to
Seattle to make his WORLDWIDE DEBUT! I give you....DAN HIBIKI!" The American
crowd applauds heartily, while a small section in the back goes absolutely nuts.
Yeah. The Danfans. You figure there have to be some, right?

Dan comes out of one of the doors on the floor. Rolling. Tucked in a ball, he
throws himself across the wooden floor, coming up halfway between the door and
the center of the arena. He strikes a masculine pose before thrusting a fist
into the air. "YAHOOIE!" His face glows and he looks ready to have some -fun-.

"His contender is a feisty little number who hails from...well, we'll have to
make that a question mark, folks! She's a mysterious girl without a last name,
and while we don't know much about her, she had to have impressed the signup
judges! Let's hear it for...LEONA!" The applause is just as loud for Leona as
for Dan, aside from the weirdos in the back. Most of them came for a fun match.

The entrance of the latter entry is much less energetic. The mercenary known as
Leona enters the arena at the announcement of her name looking rather focused.
This may be her first ever tournament fight, but she hardly looks shaken by the
applause and calls from the crowd. She wears a leather jacket over a tank top
that is cut around the bottom to show off some stomach along with a pair camo
pants and combat boots. She just raises a brow slightly at the energetic Dan and
then nods in his direction. She has never seen the man fight, but she is sure
this won't be a quash match no matter how much Ralf told her it would be. She
stands with arms crossed under her chest while waiting for Dan to finish with
his show boating.

That...takes a couple minutes. Dan mugs to the crowd, posing like Hans and
Franz. He flips back the stray lock of hair that's not pulled into the ponytail,
his smile confidentally smug as he finally turns his attention to Leona. "So
you're my opponent, huh?" He folds his arms, rubbing his chin as he looks her up
and down. His eyes narrow in a parody of critical examination before he grins
shooting a thumbs-up forward. "OUSH! Let's make this a good fight!" With that,
he settles into a combat stance, bouncing lightly on the balls of his bare feet.

Leona nods lightly in reply to Dan as she reaches back to pull out a ribbon and
starts to pull her own hair up into a ponytail. "I will be sure not to
disappoint you Mr. Hibiki." she tells him in a rather neutral tone as she then
reaches to pull off her earrings. She puts one in the pocket of her jacket then
she lightly tosses the other towards Dan. A trick out of her book that she is
hoping will work. It is time to see how cautious Dan is of his opponent. "Here
you go. Take this as a token of our first meeting, Mr. Hibiki." She does fail to
mention that earring will explode on impact. Now if it explodes hitting Dan or
the ground is what remains to be seen.

COMBATSYS: Leona has started a fight here.
COMBATSYS: Dan has joined the fight here.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Earring Bakudan.

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Dan              0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0            Leona

The innocent are there to be taken advantage of. Sad but true. Dan relaxes his
stance for a moment, smiling easily. "Well, thank you, Leona." He reaches out to
snag the earring as it sails through the air. "That's nice of-" *BOOM* "YOW!"
Dan drops the remains of the earring quickly, patting the palm of his hand
against his gi. After blowing on it a couple of times and flexing his fingers,
he turns a more serious gaze on Leona. "That's how you want to fight, huh? All
righty, then."
Dan settles back into a fighting stance...but not for long. Crouching low, he
kicks off the floor and races toward Leona, pulling his injured fist back.
"HEAVEN AND EARTH SELF TAUGHT ULTIMATE FIST!" At what he judges to be the right
distance, he slams his fist forward. SATAN PUNCH!

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Dan's Kyuukyoku Tenchi Gadou Zuki.

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Dan              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Leona

Leona takes on a fighting stance once Dan is done shaking off the pain of the
small explosive going off in his hand. "Never trust an opponent. Even friends
are enemies in a fight." she replies to him and then stands her ground as the
pink clad warrior charges her. She throws her arms up in an x to absorb most of
the blow from his punch. The force of the blow is pretty strong, this man is
definantly not one to underestimate. She takes a step back but still keeps her
arms crossed. She then throws her arms down which causes an X shaped blast of
chi to fly from them and right at Dan.

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with X-Calibre.
COMBATSYS: Dan endures Leona's X-Calibre.

"YOW!" Dan gripes, but not from the projectile--that's yet to come. His hand
-hurts-. He shakes it off for a second, but when he sees Leona hopping back with
her hands still held up--that? That's never good. Without any further self-pity,
Dan launches himself forward to keep the close range. With a grunt, he plows
straight through the burning chi, landing on one foot directly in front of
Leona. He crouches for a brief moment, then launches himself straight up, one
fist driving upward in an uppercut. "KOURYUKEN!"

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Dan              0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0            Leona

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Leona with Kouryuken.

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Dan              0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0            Leona

From the stands, amidst all the other cheering -- some people actually DO want
Dan to win, after all! -- comes a fight chant of "Sai-kyo-RYUU!  Sai-kyo-RYUU!"
Just who is the schoolgirl cheering for, anyway?  Throwing up her fists in a
cheer for Dan, she makes a token appearance at her sensei's match -- though
really she's been shuttling between the two, as she really wants to catch her
friend Kelvin's fight also.
Sakura Kasugano is... that schoolgirl.

Leona did not expect Dan to just burst through her attack and she is not
prepared to throw up a good defense for the move that is used against her. His
blow hits her hard on the chin and knocks the woman back several steps and
causes her to go down on one knee. She rubs at her chin lightly while still
standing up. "Not bad old man. Keep it up." She gets back to her feet and gets
back into her fighting stance. She is the one to charge this time. She closes
the distance quickly then attempts to smack Dan hard with a axe style kick.

COMBATSYS: Dan interrupts Strike Arc from Leona with Quick Throw.

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Dan              1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0            Leona

Dan lands on one foot again, clapping his hands together. The pain's apparently
receding, and his usual confident grin is back in place. "I'm better than not
bad. I'm the master of the greatest martial arts in the world. Let me introduce
you to it." He finishes talking just in time to see Leona's foot rise up to come
crashing down on him. Without missing a beat, Dan -turns around- so his back is
to Leona. He shifts his position so her foot lands squarely on his shoulder, but
before she can follow through with the attack, his hands grab her ankle, and he
bucks forward, tossing her over his shoulder. He straightens up, dusting his
hands off once more before pumping a fist in the air. "VIVA LA SAIKYO!"

Leona's brow goes up as she finds the man spinning around and blocking the move
in an odd way, but it ends up just not being a block. She is soon airborne as
once again Dan surprises her. She lands in a roll, but it seems that the throw
is enough to disorient her for a moment. "You are good, but you could be great
if you didn't show boat so much." she tells him flatly as her eyes narrow some
and she takes a few deep breathes while trying to take in her current situation.
This will definantly be a close one.

COMBATSYS: Leona focuses on her next action.

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Dan              1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0            Leona

"Show boating? SHOW BOATING?!" Dan's voice is incredulous, and he poses a few
times as he says it. "I'll have you know, young lady, that Saikyo-ryuu is not
about showboating!" He steps forward, shaking a fist at her and flexing his
MIGHTY muscles. "I take my art seriously and without flippancy! It is the
ultimate weapon, and should be treated with the respect it deserves!
UWAAAAAAAA!" He lowers himself into a horse stance, arms at his sides, his
muscular muscles positively vibrating with the flexing he's giving them.

COMBATSYS: Dan gathers his will.

Leona takes one last deep breath and then nods. She is not bothering with
exchanging words this time. She breaks into a sprint right towards Dan full
force. She pulls her hands back and then she starts to skid across the floor to
slow her momentum once the distance is closed. She then juts her hands forward
towards the Saikyo-ryuu master. A green ball of Chi forms before her hands and
then strange blade-like protrusions shoot out of it intended on hitting the pink

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Dan              1/---====/=======|=======\-------\0            Leona

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Baltic Launcher.

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Dan              1/-======/=======|=======\=------\1            Leona

Dan starts to pull himself out of the fnacy stance and continue the fighting,
especially as Leona starts charging him. He starts to back up warily, but
falters as she skids to a halt. With a loud "YAHOO!" he charges forward...and
gets slammed by chi blades. Ow- crap- that smarts- snap. Dan stumbles back a
pace, rolling his shoulders - the motion of which causes the top of his now
shredded gi to flop off, leaving only his black undershirt.
"Now that STUNG. Okay, then, time to kick this up a notch!" He leaps forward,
spinning around with a high roundhouse kick at Leona. "BAM!"

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Leona with Hisshou Burai Ken.
- Power hit! -

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Dan              0/-------/-======|=======\=====--\1            Leona

The kick connects, and immediately Dan launches into a series of alternating
punches to Leona's midsection, sweeps, and spinning kicks. "HISSHOU! BURAI!

The crowd is just going wild. Dan has everyone cheering for him as he tangles
with the young woman. She prepares for the man's next attack, but it looks like
it isn't meant to be. There is momentum on Dan's end and maybe the crowd is just
distracting the mercenary just a bit. She throws an arm up to redirect the kick,
but it hits her arm solidly and she is left wide open for the attacks that
follow. The final hit is enough to knock her on her back, but she isn't there
for long. She rolls backwards and springs to her feet. Of course while jumping
to her feet she is reaching into  her jacket to pull out a small knife which she
charges with her chi and throws towards Dan. "Catch!"

COMBATSYS: Dan blocks Leona's I-Slasher.

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Dan              0/-------/=======|=======\======-\1            Leona

Dan somersaults backwards as he finishes off the rapid-fire combo, landing with
a thumbs-up and a toothgleam to the crowd. At Leona's shout, he twists around,
letting out a "YIPE!" as he sees the glowing knife fly through the air at him.
He flings up a hand to try and grab the knife...and succeeds! Only...he caught
the blade.
"Yeesh. You're one vicious girl, I'll give you that." He flexes his hand
gingerly, which now has a nice red slice across it, then flings the (non-chi)
knife back at Leona, this time with his uninjured hand. "But you put up a good
fight! It'll almost be a pity to see you lose!"

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Leona with Thrown Object.
COMBATSYS: Leona endures Dan's Thrown Object.

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Dan              0/-------/=======|=======\======-\1            Leona

Leona smirks slightly as Dan tosses the knife back at her and smacks at the
knife with an open palmed hand. It knocks the blade away, but it does give her a
rather nasty cut on her hand. She is hurting now. Dan has put up more of a fight
than she had thought. She charges towards Dan again, but this time she jumps in
the air and flips over him. She reaches in for her other earring in the jacket
pocket and quickly throws it at the backside of Dan.

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Earring Bakudan.

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Dan              1/-----==/=======|=======\=======\1            Leona

Dan is starting to get a little woozy, but that's okay! He does his best
fighting when he's losing consciousness! Really! He settles into his stance
again, ready to face her attack...and she's gone. Blinking, Dan looks around.
Nowhere...nowhere...ah, of course. That means she's behind him. With a
self-confident smirk, Dan leaps high into the air, spinning around once, and
comes floating back down to earth on one foot, light as a feather...
..Right on top of the earring. It explodes against his foot, sending him
-rocketing- back up into the air. He regains his composure at the apex, patting
his foot out and wincing. Hadn't expected -that-.
Dan starts to fall again, but this time he has a clear view of Leona. Angling
himself toward her, he points his unexploded foot straight down, gathering speed
like a pink bullet. "SAIKYOOOOOOOO!"

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Dan's Heavy Kick.

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Dan              1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2            Leona

Leona lands in a crouch after her attack and then is quick to flip forward and
spin around to face Dan. She is starting to feel the effects of this prolonged
fight as well. But she is concious enough to keep fighting for now. She is
starting to feel more sluggish as well. It can be told for the fact that she
just blocks the foot by crossing her arms and letting them once again take the
force of the blow. She is pushed back some and she pants a bit. "Good job, Mr.
Hibiki. Let us see how you handle this." She rears back with a rather forceful
kick as well that will try to take Dan off his feet. If it manages to connect
more will follow.

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Gravity Storm.

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Dan              1/=======/=======|====---\-------\0            Leona

And in the air he goes. Leona is quick to react with that as she goes into a
series of flip kicks that just keep the man suspended in the air before she
lauches herself into the air to grab Dan by the gi and then blasts him hard with
Chi energy that pushes her away back towards the ground. She lands down on one
knee and a rather big grin on her face.
Dan feels the force of his aerial attack connect solidly with Leona's arms. He
kciks off and flips backward, landing somewhat gingerly on his hurt foot and
facing away from Leona. He flashes the crowd a thumbs-up and another
smile--Leona'd be hurt for a bit with that kick. He was hurt himself, but he
could feel it in his bones. He was winning! Soon Seattle will know the power of
Saikyo just as Southtown knows! He is mighty! He is...about to be kicked! Dan
wheels around, turning his attention back to Leona as she rushes him. He can't
lose this, not now. With a whoop, he leaps back and to the side. He can do it!
He can avoid her attack! He can...
..feel some MAJOR pain. In this instance, she's just a bit too fast for him,
and he goes flying exactly as she intends. All the hits lands including the last
once, which keeps him in the air a second longer than she. Not long after,
though, he lands with a *whump* in front of her.
Not to be beaten that fast, though, Dan pushes himself up to his knees. "For a
girl with no hometown, no last name.." he coughs, "You're a pretty good fighter.
Just remember that after your loss today." With a sudden grin/grimace of effort,
Dan's muscles tense...FOR SAIKYO! He KICKS off the ground, his fist slamming
upwards in a powerful uppercut, glowing faintly with his internal strength and
chi. When it connects (not if, -when-), he'll land back on the ground and then
slam another uppercut into Leona again, juggling her once before letting her
drop back to the ground. Course, y'know, should that miss...but it won't.

COMBATSYS: Dan has reached second wind!

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Leona with Kouryuu Rekka.

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Dan              0/-------/----===|=======\=------\1            Leona

The final gambit didn't pay off. She just can't keep Dan down it would appear.
She gets up shakily and turns to face the man, once again the toll of the battle
is shown. Dan is upon her and his uppercut connects before any sort of defense
can be thrown up. This might be the end of Leona, but she wants to go out with a
bang. And hopefully it will be a big one. She just hopes that Dan doesn't notice
her hand clipping another small explosive to his belt while he is uppercutting
her. The timer ticks away its final seconds when Leona lands in a heap and
breathing heavily as she takes a long nap.

COMBATSYS: Leona can no longer fight.
COMBATSYS: Leona has left the fight here.
COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Rebel Spark.
COMBATSYS: Dan takes no action.
COMBATSYS: Dan can no longer fight.
COMBATSYS: Dan has ended the fight here.

Saikyo comes through! Oush! The uppercuts connect solidly, and Dan lands in a
crouch, panting heavily as he watches Leona fall. When she doesn't get up, he
straightens, throwing his arms into the air victoriously. "YOUSHAAA! DAN HIBIKI
WINS!" He starts flexing and posing again, his energy renewed now that the
fight's done.
And that's when the little explosive goes boom.
When the smoke clears, Dan is on the other side of the arena, his gi tattered,
and his body unmoving. It takes a moment before the announcer gets back on the

"There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, we have a TIE! That was such an
exciting match, we'll get to see it again in the tiebreaker later on! Good luck
to Dan and Leona both! Let's hear it for them!" The crowd roars in appreciation,
although neither fighter is conscious enough to hear it.


The arena is set up much different for this event, with the four small platforms
set up in the middle of the arena. Ladders go up to two different squares,
obviously so the fighters can get on. The crowd is a bit smaller today--this is
a technicality match, after all, and for this one there's no announcer. Still,
it's a fight. Woot.

Dan strides out of one of the doors, looking deadly serious this time around,
his expression hard, eyes narrowed. He heads right for one of the ladders,
moving up to the platform to scattered cheers and applause.

It might be a technicality match, but many of the people that were around last
night know that this rematch should be just as interesting as the match last
night. Leona enters the opposite end of Dan. She has a serious look on her face
too, but well....she always has that look so it is nothing new. She still feels
a bit sore from the events of last night, but at least she managed to take Dan
down with her to set up this fight. She starts scaling the ladder and takes her
place on one of the platforms. Once again she starts to pull her hair up into a
high pony tail while speaking to the pink clad warrior. "Mr. Hibiki. May the
best fighter win."

Dan steadies himself on another platform, eyeing it carefully. "Not much
space...hmm." He tugs on his leather gloves, wiggling his fingers. His
expression clears a little as the fight gets nearer, and he breaks into a
confident grin as Leona says her piece. He thrusts out a thumbs-up, one eye
closed, and replies, "Thanks, I will." He settles into his usual stance,
bouncing lightly on his feet. "You're pretty good though, miss. This'll be fun."

COMBATSYS: Dan has started a fight here.

COMBATSYS: Leona has joined the fight here.

Leona smirks slightly at the other man and just nods. His confidence is what
makes him so dangerous as she found out yesterday. She has to try to control the
fight this time around. She takes up her fighting stance and keeps her feet
steady on the rather small platform and takes in a deep breath. This time she
has no trick to start things out. This time around she will take her time and
see what the Saikyo master will do first and prepare for her first attack.

COMBATSYS: Leona focuses on her next action.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

Dan breathes deeply once...twice. He draws his fists in close to his sides
before pushing out at the air. He moves into the Crane stance ( alittle
unsteadily, of course), letting out a very Feilong-style "Uwooooo..." then with
a *BAM* he slams his foot down on the platform, making it shake noticeably. He
lowers himself into a horse stance, eyes fixed on Leona thinly in case she tries
to attack him during his warm-up period. "YooouuuuSHAAAA!" A faint pink aura
glows around Dan as he lets out the yell, and he draws himself back into the
usual Ansatsuken stance. "Saikyo flows within me. You will fall today," he

COMBATSYS: Dan gathers his will.

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Dan              0/-------/---====|-------\-------\0            Leona

Leona gives no response to the man's words. She blames her less than stellar
defensive performance on letting the light conversation during the fight
distract her last time. Upon seeing that he is not going to make the first move,
Leona is quick to leap from her platform to land right in front of Dan. She
reaches out to grab ahold of his gi with a hand while another whips around to
grab the man by the ponytail and she then tries to use her full strength to gain
momentum to just swing the man off his feet and from the platform towards the
floor of the arena.

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Ordeal Buckler.

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Dan              0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0            Leona

Dan was ready to fight. Ready to face these little platforms. Ready to kick
Leona's butt! Ready to...fall? "WOAH HEY HEY HEY!" he protests as she grabs onto
him. Caught off his guard, Dan is lifted up pretty darn easily. Before she lets
go and before he falls, though, Dan (upside down) thrusts his hands forward.
"GADOUKEN!" He's lost already - there's no way to recover from just being tossed
bodily off the little platforms, but damn if he's not going to shove a
close-range fireball in her face before he goes down.

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Dan's Gadouken.

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Dan              0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0            Leona

That move went all too smoothley. Did it really happen? Leona looks rather
surprised that she managed to throw him off. Not surprised enough to be caught
off guard by his farewell present, though. She puts her arms up to take the
brunt of the blow and she slides back a step on the platform, but then regains
her balance. Once she stays steady for a moment the people that have gathered
for the little tie breaker go up in cheers. Leona seems to ignore them though as
she leaps down to land next to Dan in a crouch. She then stands and offers him a
hand to pull him to his feet while getting a faint grin. "I know it is supposed
to be ladies first, but after the beating you gave me last night I much rather
prefer I was last this time around."

Dan lands on the ground with a *whumph*. It didn't hurt -too- badly, but he
still groans as he pushes himself up. He looks up as Leona lands near him and
accepts her help, pulling himself to his feet. He gives her another stern look
for a moment before putting his hand on her shoulder. "Good luck in the rest of
the tournament. Let the spirit of Saikyo guide you to victory." He gives her a
small bow before waving to the crowd and moving back to the exit. Well, it
wasn't a sure victory, but when are they ever, really?

COMBATSYS: Dan has left the fight here.
COMBATSYS: Leona has ended the fight here.

Leona can show good sportsmanship apparently. There were no tricks and she
accepts Dan's good luck wishes and offers a bow in return. And so now the
strange entry that only goes by Leona turns to look up to the crowd and
acknowledges them with a wave. Unfortunantly it is only the first round down now
and she has a very long road ahead. After her wave she heads out of the arena as

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