Master Championship - [R1] Haggar vs Tora

Description: Tora was complacent when he heard he'd be fighting a mayor -- until he actually -met- Mayor Mike Haggar. (Winner: Haggar)

White Arena

   Though the inner arena is the smaller of the two, the White Arena is no
less impressive than its brother the Red Arena, meant more for smaller, more
traditional fights. Spectator seating ranges around the oval fighting arena,
stretching up to top box seats which are built into the ceiling, giving those
that want to pay extra a rare bird's-eye view of the fighting. The lower
seating doesn't suffer though, the architecture carefully designed so that no
seat is too far away. (If you've ever been in an IMAX theater, this is much
the same.)

   The fighting arena itself is completely bare of any obstacles or marking,
the floor sanded wood to resemble a dojo and to give fighters proper
traction. As Ken Masters is quite familiar with the power many fighters can
exhibit, the arena is separated from the seating with glass coated to reduce
glare, affording the spectators an excellent yet safe view. At the far ends
of the arena, doors which look like part of the wall when closed allow the
fighters to enter.

Tora strolls through towards the arena, grinning widely, and holding up one hand
in a fist. Looking quite pumped in his normal orange outfit, with a carefully
buffed forehead protector, Tora shouts, "Yeah, yeah, here I come! Some stupid
wrestler's not gonna ..." Trailing off, Tora stops, as he hears something
extremely unfamiliar.. alien, even. ... cheering... for him?
Pausing a moment to look around, he realizeds that there -are- in fact a few
people actually cheering.. for him. ..huh. Settling into a grin, Tora pumps his
fist into the air, and finishes entering the Arena. "Yeah, yeah, I'm gonna kick
me some mayor ass!" And with that, Tora waits for his opponent to arrive.

Shortly after Tora enters, the Mayor comes, looking rather... formal in a
business suit, despite the large orange-plated fightin' boots. He waves to the
audience as he enters, answered by even more cheers. When he comes to his spot
in the ring, he slowly removes his tie, casually tossing it back into the
entrance. Then he takes off the suit jacket, doing the same. Haggar cracks his
knuckles, plants his fists together, and begins to flex.
The Mayor's muscles bulge out all over his body, straining the material of the
shirt. A button pops off of the top of the shirt due to the immense flexing of
his pecs. He clenches his teeth and plants his feet, and gives one more mighty
flex - the sudden surge of power reduces his shirt to tatters, actually blasting
it and one suspender off of his body. The audience goes insane. After his show,
Haggar moves into his fighting stance, putting one hand forward and beckoning
Tora. "Let's make this a good fight, son."

Tora hadn't actually seen Haggar before.. Not even a photo, as he'd never had
reason to spend time in the States before, much less go to Metro City. So when
Haggar walks in, he has to blink. The guy is.. bigger than he expected. As
Haggar starts his show, he glances to a nearby camera, points at Haggar, and
sputters, " is a mayor? What the hell?" Turning back to Haggar as the
shirt finally gives in, he sighs, shaking his head. This is gonna suck.
Nevertheless, Tora steps forward, and accepts Haggar's hand with a grin. "Yeah,
yeah, pops. A good fight." While his tone is a little on the rude side, he
overall does seem to be looking forward to the fight.

Mike Haggar comes out of his fighting stance as Tora nears, taking his hand and
shaking it. He detected that rudeness, but hey, he's a kid. Allowances must be

COMBATSYS: Haggar has started a fight here.

COMBATSYS: Tora has joined the fight here.

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Haggar           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Tora

COMBATSYS: Haggar blocks Tora's Kunai Crush.

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Haggar           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Tora

Mike Haggar grunts, his head jerking to the side as the kunai smacks into his
cheek, although he prepared himself for the blow by leaning away from it. The
kid's got a bit more of an arm than Haggar expected. In response, the wrestling
mayor takes a quick step to the left, bringing his arms together and turning his
body as he does so. He then takes another step forward, swinging his biceps at
Tora's throat in an attempt to knock him down.

COMBATSYS: Tora blocks Haggar's Quick Double Lariat.

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Haggar           0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Tora

Tora allows a small smirk as he hits; twisting to land carefully, he's already
putting away his kunai when he looks up. Frowning at the windup, Tora shifts
into a defensive stance, throwing up a cross block to stop Haggar's swing. While
Tora looks to have been prepared for it, he does get knocked back a bit before
recovering his stance. Frowning just a little more, Tora quickly turns out of
the block, lunging for Haggar's abdomen with a medium speed punch, a flare of
orange chi flames igniting around his hand.

COMBATSYS: Haggar fails to counter Burning Hand from Tora with Hammer Thru.

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Haggar           0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0             Tora

Mike Haggar smirks as Tora comes at him, dropping his stance and lowering his
clasped hands almost to the ground. He misses his timing, though, and swings his
arms up a split-second early, allowing Tora's magical fist a free shot at his
gut. There's a whoosh of exhalation as he gets punched, and he backs away with
his hand over his abdomen.

Tora springs backwards after feeling his knuckle hit abs, shifting into a
defensive stance. Huh.. this isn't going so bad, so far. Maybe he won't get time
in the hospital. Taking on a bit of a smirk, he taunts, "Hey, hey, pops.. You
sure you're up for this? I mean, that deskwork has gotta been leaving you a bit
stale, after all this time." His expression is quite arrogant, and he clearly
doesn't have any intention of doing anything just this second. Maybe Haggar
won't notice the handseal Tora's forming to help him concentrate as he prepares
his next move.

COMBATSYS: Tora focuses on his next action.

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Haggar           0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0             Tora

Mike Haggar grins, as Tora makes the apparent mistake of letting him recover. He
tilts his neck left and right, cracking loudly, and drops into a three-point
stance. "Maybe you're right." Pushing off, Haggar leaps at Tora, bending his
knees, turning in the air, and snapping out viciously at his face.

COMBATSYS: Tora fails to interrupt Drop Kick from Haggar with Bunshin Ambush.

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Haggar           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0             Tora

Tora waits patiently for Haggar's kick, seeming quite calm and prepared for
what's coming. Shifting his stance slightly, several bursts of white smoke
appear around Tora, obscuring him at the moment Haggar's foot would have
impacted.. And then Tora flies out of the cloud, landing in a rumpled heap
several feet away, the smoke around Haggar dissipating. Apparently, whatever he
was doing didn't work.
It takes Tora a moment to stand up again.

Mike Haggar hits the ground running, bursting through the remains of the smoke
cloud. He's got the experience to know that you don't let people have the moment
in a fight - and he also wants to teach the kid that. After all, everyone's got
potential. Haggar reaches Tora, scoops the ninja up and makes a short jump,
spinning enough to make it a belly-to-back suplex.

COMBATSYS: Haggar successfully hits Tora with Quick Throw.

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Haggar           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1             Tora

Tora is just regaining his bearings when he sees Haggar heading right for him.
Wasting one precious moment on blinking, he then tries to bring up his hands, to
ward off Haggar's iron mitts.. and finds himself facing the arena floor, with a
very up-close view. Laying there for a brief moment, he then pulls himself back
up, to his feet, then backs away, grimacing a great deal. "...okay, okay, so you
ain't so soft after all.." Taking a deep breath, he shifts into a defensive
stance again, a cloud of white smoke appearing next to him. As the smoke
disappears, a second of Tora is standing there, with an identical defiant
expression, and a similar defensive stance. "But, you know, this ain't over yet.
I still got me some mayorly ass to kick."

COMBATSYS: Tora focuses on his next action.

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Haggar           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1             Tora

Mike Haggar quickly recovers from his own fall, rolling back up to his feet away
from Tora. When he comes up, he plants his feet, arms apart, palms out, hands
open. His chest swells with each breath, and he watches the smaller fighter
closely. "Well then... come on and try, son."

COMBATSYS: Haggar focuses on his next action.

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Haggar           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1             Tora

Tora looks at Haggar with a flat gaze for a moment, then shrugs. "Sure thing,
old man." With that, both of Tora begin sprinting to either side of Haggar,
drawing a pair of kunai each. One Tora dives into a roll at Haggar's right, the
other leaps to Haggar's left, and both throw their blades at the same time,
aiming to catch Haggar with the spread.

COMBATSYS: Haggar blocks Tora's Kunai Flight.

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Haggar           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1             Tora

Mike Haggar reflexively tenses up, crouching and crossing his arms in front of
him. The kunai bite, but not too roughly - mostly all they cause is welts. The
Mayor is still displeased by this, kicking one on the ground in front of him
aside and rushing at Tora. "Son, I'll have you know... I'm not over the hill
yet!" He makes a grab at Tora. Assuming he succeeds, he'll pull him up into a
bearhug, and then plant his feet and bring Tora backwards sharply, swinging his
body in an arc so that he strikes the ground roughly backfirst, with Haggar
remaining in a bridge. And also, the bellow: "Market Economy BUSTER!"

COMBATSYS: Haggar successfully hits Tora with Market Economy Buster.

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Haggar           0/-------/=======|=======\======-\1             Tora

Tora is just coming out of his roll when he sees, once again, the immense shadow
of Haggar moving to envelope him. Flinching as he prepares to get squeezed, he
instead finds himself slammed into the ground, and lays there in a rumpled heap.
In fact, it seemed like he went limp, as of a dead weight, mid-way through the
On the other hand, the other Tora has just come down from his leap, and he
charges Haggar, orange fire surrounding him as a silhouette. Grinning, he leaps
with the intent to grab ahold of Haggar, and simply hold on..
And then, regardless of whether or not he catches Haggar, explode, the second
Tora disintegrating in a burst of chi fire.

COMBATSYS: Tora successfully hits Haggar with Open Seal.
- Power hit! -

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Haggar           1/--=====/=======|===----\-------\0             Tora

Mike Haggar comes up from the german suplex, rolling his shoulders and letting
out a signature roar. The crowd <3's it... but then, what's this? Tora 2? HOW
UNEXPECTED! Haggar, caught completely by surprise, gets caught and subsequently
exploded upon by this other, equally orange Tora. He gets hurled away, hitting
the ground hard and rolling. The wrestler manages to recover, however, by
slapping the mat with his hand and flipping himself back up. Smoke still rises
from his chest, his single suspender charred almost through by the burn.
Defiantly, he reaches up to it and rips it off, then pounds his chest with his
fist. Half-running, half-vaulting toward Tora, Haggar eventually gets back to
him, pulling back one fist and letting a mighty punch go, whether he's still on
the ground or not.

COMBATSYS: Tora fails to interrupt Strong Punch from Haggar with Shuriken.

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Haggar           1/-======/=======|=====--\-------\0             Tora

Tora has managed to roll out of his position on the floor, seeming a little
groggy from his wayward meeting with the floor. Again. Taking a moment to
reorient himself, he turns again to see Haggar rushing him.. whipping out a
shuriken, Tora quickly flicks it towards Haggar's arm, aiming to knock the punch
enough aside as he moves out of the way of the fist... and totally misses.
Getting slammed with the fist full-force, Tora goes flying backwards, but this
time manages to right himself mid-air, landing in a defensive crouch a couple of
meters away.
Tora is looking pretty rumpled at this point, and there's a trickle of blood
making its way down his chin.

Mike Haggar holds his position for a moment, going down to a knee and breathing
heavily. While he's not showing much damage on his body, that one explosion -
and the resulting rollaway - took a lot out of him. His barrel chest heaves with
each breath, sweat dropping from under his close-cut hair. The hair which
doesn't have a ponytail. Slowly, the mayor pushes himself back to his feet,
advancing on Tora with a deceptively quick stride and snapping his foot out,
aiming for Mr. Orange's chest.

COMBATSYS: Tora blocks Haggar's Light Kick.

Tora rises just enough as Haggar approaches, slipping into another cross block,
weathering the kick relatively well, considering what he's been through so far.
Hopping backwards with the momentum Haggar's kick gives him, he puts several
meters between himself and his opponent, and drops to kneel. Remarking in a
weary tone, "...heh. Yeah. You're pretty good, old man. Strong, too. But, you
know, you're pretty damn boring to fight. I mean, there ain't a whole lot there.
Is that really all you've got?" Even as he speaks, Tora is recollecting himself,
and he starts to look a little less harried as time passes.

COMBATSYS: Tora takes a breather.

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Haggar           1/-======/=======|======-\-------\0             Tora

Mike Haggar smirks now, as he crouches down, legs bunching up. "Not on your
life, son." With a single mighty leap, he crosses the distance between himself
and Tora, his right hand snapping out at his forehead. The intended effect is to
lightly stun Tora and just knock him down without doing much damage. But this,
my friends, is only the setup. Upon (hopeful) completion of the knockdown,
Haggar will crouch down, gathering Tora's legs up and getting a firm grip. He
will then begin to spin, feet pumping up and down, taking him in a faster and
faster circle. The end result, of course, is releasing Tora right at the apex of
his spin, like an Olympic hammer throw, sending him really rather far away.

COMBATSYS: Haggar successfully hits Tora with Giant Swing.

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Haggar           0/-------/-----==|=======\======-\1             Tora

Tora is coming up from his kneel when Haggar crosses the distance. Blinking once
from the speed the older man moved, he tries to bring an arm up to block the
push, and finds himself backwards for the effort. Then Haggar grabs ahold of
him. A quick sputtered "Wait, wait, what?" is all he gets out before he finds
himself spinning. A stream of choice profanity is then uttered, carefully muted
to avoid the fans at home from hearing the worst bits. Just as Haggar is winding
up for a release, Tora manages to get his hands together, closing his eyes for
just enough concentration that when Haggar lets go, a cloud of white smoke
appears around Tora.
Out of the cloud flies Tora, slamming his back against the glass wall with great
force, enough to actually spread hairline cracks around where his body impacted
with the glass. He slowly slides to the floor, then slumps over. Then the cloud
of chi dissipates, and another Tora is standing there. Glowing. "...yeah, old
man, sure. But you know, that just ain't so cool. More of your tired old
wrestling crap. Whatever."
Tora then dashes forward, forming a ball of orange chi in his hand as he rushes
Haggar with a speed similar to what the wrestler displayed. Once he gets close,
he lunges at Haggar, shoving the ball of chi at Haggar's abdomen, which then
explodes similar to the clone of Tora before, and the duplicate Tora dissipates
in a cloud of white smoke.

COMBATSYS: Tora has reached second wind!

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Haggar           0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0             Tora

COMBATSYS: Haggar blocks Tora's Open Seal.

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Haggar           0/-------/-======|===----\-------\0             Tora

Mike Haggar is now used to Tora's odd ninja tricks, at least to a degree. The
moment he sees the cloud of white smoke, he jumps back, crossing his arms in
front of his chest and gritting his teeth. Still, however, he's just not
prepared for that damn power! When the second Tora rushes out with that blast,
he takes a step forward to brace himself, and only barely manages to avoid
getting blown away again. He stumbles back, dropping to a knee after the
explosion, once again smoking. The mayor coughs raggedly, blood spattering the
floor of the mat. Then, a vein just pops out on his forehead.
Mayor Mike Haggar slams his fist against the mat, creating a small boom and
jouncing the dust on the mat. No way in hell... no way in hell is a kid going to
take him down in this tournament! Bellowing with pain and rage, he stumbles
forward, his gait picking up into an all out run as he balls his hands over his
head. He covers the last few feet with a leap, swinging his balled fists at that
punk orange ninja as he comes down.

COMBATSYS: Haggar has reached second wind!

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Haggar           0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0             Tora

COMBATSYS: Tora interrupts Violent Axe from Haggar with Burning Hand.
- Power hit! -

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Haggar           0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0             Tora

Tora seems to start waking up as soon as the duplicate vanishes, and he works on
pulling himself up even as Haggar is dealing with the explosive handiwork of the
clone. Staggering forward from the wall, he takes a deep breath, then spreads
his feet into a sturdier stance. Oddly enough, he looks to be in better shape
than he has for the last bit in the match, and his expression is one of
confidence. Watching Haggar's determination -is- a bit unnerving, even to Tora
now, and he grimaces a bit.. Even still, he shifts his stance to a defensive
one, and chi flame ignites around oone of his hands. Stepping inside of Haggar's
swing arc, he gets clipped by Haggar's arms on the shoulder as he shoves his
fist into Haggar's gut.

Mike Haggar grunts yet again as he doubles up, most of the damage coming from
his own momentum. However, he's past pain now - Hagger's fueled by good old
rage. He comes off of his fist with a fury, grabbing at him roughly for his
FANTASTIC MOVE OF COOL. Let's just assume I grabbed him for the rest of the pose
- Hagger hefts Tora up roughly, spinning him around and leaping up. Curling up
his legs, he shoves Tora's head down so that he's probably looking right at the
ground - furthermore, he's spinning faster than should be possible in midair.
Everybody knows this move - everybody loves it.

COMBATSYS: Haggar successfully hits Tora with Screw Piledriver.

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Haggar           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Tora

Tora is already trying to step back out of Haggar's reach after his punch, but
he doesn't move nearly fast enough. Shortly thereafter, he finds himself
slamming the arena floor once again with more force than he was prepared to deal
with. Afterwards, he pulls himself back into a crouch, looking quite dizzy, and
clearly hurt, but likewise is taking on an expression of rage. Leaping forward
towards Haggar, he puts what he has into a simple direct punch, aimed for
Haggar's jaw.

COMBATSYS: Tora successfully hits Haggar with Jab Punch.

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Haggar           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Tora

The punch normally does what amounts to jack, but due to Haggar's weakened state
it still manages to stagger him. His rage is almost played out - and when that
happens, he's probably going to fall. Growling, Haggar takes a short step
forward, coming out of his stagger with a snapping punch and a stomp.

COMBATSYS: Tora dodges Haggar's Quick Punch.

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Haggar           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Tora

Tora is still feeling sore and slightly dizzy, but he's nowhere near done yet..
And not looking at pure rage. Seeing an opportunity, he reaches up, yanks off
his stainless steel forehead protector, and flings it at Haggar's face while he
jumps back. And not lightly, either; it's meant to bash his nose in and distract
him long enough for Tora to take up another defensive stance, a burst of white
smoke heralding the arrival of another duplicate next to Tora.. and hopefully,
Haggar won't have seen which was the duplicate, dealing with the forehead

COMBATSYS: Haggar dodges Tora's Thrown Object.

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Haggar           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Tora

Mike Haggar miraculously feels another surge, smacking the steel... thing away
with his hand. The wrestler steps forward, his arms once again reaching for one
of the Toras, attempting to slam under his arms and tie him up. Face locked in a
bruised and somewhat bloody grimace, he'll level his mighty forehead, and drive
it several times into the (hopefully real) now un-protected forehead of Tora.
The audience lets out a small cheer with each (projected) hit.

COMBATSYS: Haggar successfully hits Tora with Strong Punch.

Both of Tora take half a step back, as Haggar recovers faster than he had
expected, or hoped. When Haggar grabs ahold of him, the other Tora quickly
flashes a hand seal to help him concentrate, as *slam* the first *slam* Tora
*slam* is smashed. Whenever Haggar bothers to let Tora go, he'll fall to the
The Tora still standing finishes the preparations for what he needed, however,
and two more of Tora (bringing the current total to four, one laying prone)
appear in clouds of smoke around Haggar. Pausing only a moment to look over the
larger man, all three of Tora leap forward, one levelling a punch at his
midsection, another a spinning kick for Haggar's head, the last trying to kick
at Haggar's side. Afterwards, regardless of what happens, all three of the
current Toras will disappear in a cloud of smoke.

COMBATSYS: Tora can no longer fight.
COMBATSYS: Tora has left the fight here.

COMBATSYS: Haggar dodges Tora's Kage Bunshin no Jutsu.

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Haggar           0/-------/-======|

Mike Haggar barely dodges in a most unexpected way - with attacks coming from
three different directions, he goes in the one direction nothing is coming from:
up. He vaults over the three incoming Toras, leaping forward in a somersault.
Sheer adrenaline gets him off the ground, but when he lands, that's it. Almost
completely cashed out, he drops down to a knee, planting one hand on the ground
and hunching over. His breath comes ragged - not that he can hear it for the
cheers, both for him and Tora.

Log created by Kobun, and last modified on 04:32:25 04/27/2005.