SNF 2005.09 - 4-Way FFA

Description: Free-For-All SNF match between Rolento, Shingo, Vanessa, and Vice. Explosions abound! (Winners: Shingo and Vice; 3rd: Vanessa; Last: Rolento)

Another Saturday, another fight brought to you from the fine people over at Howard Arena, a subsidiary of Howard Enterprises. One of today's many matches taking place at the normally secluded Southtown River Bed. A large area of the concrete ledge set aside for the fighters and fight officials. While the crowd watches on from up above on a higher part of the bank. Quite a large audience. Nowhere as large as a main event, but awfully close. The main reason for this not being the fact that it features four accomplished fighters but for one. One who was recently in the news for laying siege to Metro City. There's no doubt that they're here to see Rolento. To jeer, heckle, and throw stuff at him. Just without the last part. They're not suicidal.

It's thirty minutes after two and Shingo is already here finishing up his stretches and warm-up exercises. Either waiting for everyone else to show up or just to get started. There's no need to mention that Shingo is here wearing black Kusanagi-ryuu gloves, his regular outfit, and a smile. As each fighter shows up he greets them with a grin and a wave. Except for Rolento. And Vice. The latter receiving a nod, "Miss Vice." So it's only Vanessa that gets the grin and wave. Lucky her.

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Vanessa          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Rolento

Taking such publicity so soon after his less then heroic assault on Metro City is one thing, yet the revelation that he is opting for such meager chump change? This is definitely a curious fact, one that is likely the reason that such a gathering has taken place. Of course, Geese is completely uncaring that he's an internationally wanted man, and his standard Blackhawk helicopter putters over the expanse of concrete. The zipline flies down, and Rolento follows thereafter to land in a deft crouch in the corner opposite Shingo. He stands up straight, throwing an amused smirk at the booing and hateful crowd. Southtown is rather far from Metro City however, and one can only wonder what his reception would of been like within America. "Shingo Yabuki. I have wanted your head for a long time. I am pleased Geese set this up..." He then shifts his scarred countenance over to Vice, not very concerned, and finally to Vanessa with amusement. "You were absent during my entire affair, Vanessa. Do I intimidate you that much?" He then spreads his stance and pulls out his baton, beginning to twirl it in a blur.

"Wasn't my place to get involved," Vanessa replies evenly to Rolento's comment, brief nods of recognition granted to both Vice and Shingo. She's far from pleased by the arrangement this time around, though she needs to come off of her hiatus in regards to these telecast fights. Wouldn't hurt to start with this. "S'ides-- if I were you, I'd focus more on the upcoming fight and less on the self-masturbatory chatter."
Pulling her gloves tight along her hands, the redhead lapses back into relative silence, stretching out her shoulders with a slow roll of either of them. True, it's been a while since she's fought; but that hardly means she hasn't been training. And thankfully, she knows the methods employed by both Vice and Rolento; it's Shingo she's had very little exposure to in that respect, barring being on a team with him.
That in mind...
"C'mon, guys; let's get this going. I'm gonna miss happy hour at the Shanghai if this goes on for -too- long."

Vice grins slightly, returning the nod to Shingo, "Good to see you again Japanese boy" She chuckles, stretching her arms up behind her head, "Ah, this should be fun!" She declares to nobody in particular, before she addresses the other two, starting with Rolento.
"I just loved what you did with Metro by the way, I kept meaning to go visit but... you know, my schedule has been rather packed recently, so much to do, so many people to do it to!" She seems... disturbingly cheerful, right up until the moment she locks her eyes on Vanessa.
"So we have Japanese boy- he is pretty good, and we have Mr. Commander, he took an entire city, and of course, myself, I suppose we needed to have at least one amateur- to show the crowd the distinction between the true pro and the wannabe, and that would be you, would it Vanessa?" Her voice drops as she speaks, becoming a low, angry growl by the end.
"Lets get this started! I haven't got all day!" She yells, shifting into her usual stance and observing her opponents warily... she could be attacked from any side! Her blood was pounding already!

All the players have arrived. Shingo blinks at Rolento blankly. "Oh? So you're coming after me since you can't handle a couple of highschool girls?" When Vice makes her presence known to the boy he nods to her and the continues speaking to Rolento, "I hate to disappoint you, but you won't be getting it." Shingo smirks. Something he normally doesn't do because of how nice he is. "And you're right, Miss Vanessa. Let's get started." His feet part and Shingo gets into his fighting stance thinking of who to start off against. Hrm. Vanessa is a nice lady. Vice is a not so nice lady. And Rolento blew up his truck. His path is clear. "SHINGO KIIIIIIIICKU!" Flying through the air with the greatest of ease, it's Shingo's leg arcing down on Rolento's head without the aid of a trapeze.

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Rolento with Shingo Kick.

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Vanessa          0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0          Rolento

The Shingo Kick impacts Rolento dead in the face, which is probably just what Shingo was hoping for. The commando is sent stumbling backwards, almost collapsing to the ground but managing to instead fall into an impressive roll that he flows out of with another whirl of that baton. He cracks his neck in either direction, not appearing to be overly hurt by that impact proper. "It is not because of the girls. You were a pawn of that backstabbing B.Jenet. Disabling my vehicles and weapons set me back weeks. I do not forget easily, civilian... As you will no doubt painfully find out." He then hurtles forward towards the Kyo-kin, spinning his baton in a manic manner and attempting to strike Shingo a solid blow right in the face. Not once, not twice, but thrice, the final an uppercut that could send him into the air. And although he's not at all wide open, there's a good chance Shingo will manage such regardless.

"You've lost your edge," Vanessa notes to Vice, her tone of voice decidedly dry. "Last time you and I butted heads, you at least -tried- to come up with something vaguely intelligent. What's the matter; you and that blonde hooker you hang out with take to huffing gas on your off hours?" This is presented with a coy smirk, though she doesn't look all that interested in continuing the repartee-- every time she opens her mouth to say something particularly scathing, she ends up eating those words. And then some.
She's already ... -almost- beaten Vice once. The fact that there are more people involved in this could make it easier on her, or worse, really-- it all depends. Watching Shingo and Rolento periperhally, she gears up for her own attack-- and the moment she sees Rolento move, she herself sets to motion.
Darting in, the redhead doesn't hesitate in unleashing something a bit more powerful the first time around; a common attack, and one that doesn't require much flare to it-- with one twist. Wheeling aruond the moment she comes within range of the other woman, she brings the back of her fist around to try and slam it straight against her opponent's jaw, a shock of bright amber following the trajectory of her fist. Assuming that lands, the other comes around just as quickly in an effort to tag the same spot with just as much momentum as the first blow. Where it goes from there-- circumvented, dodged, or blocked, well...

COMBATSYS: Vanessa successfully hits Vice with Forbidden Eagle.

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Vanessa          0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0          Rolento

Vice growls deeply in the back of her throat... oh how she hated Vanessa- and it looks like she is about to come back with some vaguely witty comment of her own, when the woman darts in for the attack, and Vice hesitates just a moment too long to get out of the way.
The initial attack knocks Vice's head to the side, the second sending her staggering back a step. She narrows her eyes at Vanessa.
"Nobody badmouths Mature but me, get it? NOBODY!" She screams loudly, charging in to try and grab Vanessa around the middle, if this succeeds, the enraged woman lifts her into the air and slams her painfully into the ground, before hurling her again into the air.

COMBATSYS: Shingo fails to counter Patriot Circle from Rolento with Tsuki Hiji.

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Vanessa          0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0          Rolento

Twirling weapons sure are fun. The rotating stick in Rolento's hand coming in at the boy faster than it looks. It doesn't strike him in the face. That's a good thing. This what occurs when Shingo makes an effort to get away from the attack. He wanted to stick an elbow in between the spinning to bring it to a halt and then kick Rolento over. But life is cruel and he can't always get what he wants. The baton connects with his chin and upper pectorals sending him staggering backwards and almost falling over. Recovering he blinks at Rolento in response to his complaints against the boy, "Oh. Well. What can I say? She's a pirate. You expected any less?" Of course -he- doesn't really believe that, but might as well go with it.

Well, this is far from unexpected. Rolento takes a step backwards, looking to be content that the impact staggered Shingo a good deal. It's much harder to hide such facts from a commando, after all. "She is an opportunist more then a pirate. I will execute her as soon as she is located." Although Shingo is not presently with the amorous Miss Jenet, such a threat is probably not going to go down very happily upon him. Yet Rolento just waits there, baton finally ceasing the rotations. He then gestures in a somewhat lazy manner, eyes narrowing. C'mon, c'mon!

COMBATSYS: Rolento focuses on his next action.

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Vanessa          0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0          Rolento

COMBATSYS: Vanessa blocks Vice's Black End.

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Vanessa          0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0          Rolento

That's the crucial thing she forgot about-- Vice's ability to grapple. The first slam to the ground is greeted with immediate surprise, while the second she manages to roll out of with little to no issue. The blow wasn't so intense that she finds herself winded or unable to catch her breath-- rather, she's painfully aware of how many unwanted aches she'll come away with.
"Right," she says flatly, looking at the other woman with a note of nonchalance. "Don't strain yourself too hard on that front; at this rate, you're liable to give yourself an anuerysm every time you enter a conversation."
That said? Well. For the moment she remains where she is, watching the other woman carefully-- apparently more than happy to take a moment or two to simply size up the situation.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa focuses on her next action.

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Vanessa          0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0          Rolento

Vice growls deeply, not bothering to respond, instead as Vanessa rolls away, Vice is already running towards her, eyes narrowed with fury, however, she doesn't seem to be slowing at all, not like she was about to stop and grab her opponent? Why? Well... quite simple really. Because she had no intention of doing so.
Instead, Vice goes to run straight past Vanessa, however, her arm snakes out on the way past, seeking to grab the woman by the shoulder and roughly hurl her at the stone steps with all her might.

Rolento is probably right on that too. Shingo doesn't take threats against his friends very well. But he isn't one to easily get riled up by mere words. If the commando wants Shingo to rush in without thinking he's going to have to come up with something better than that one. "Big words coming from the guy who had his grand scheme foiled by a group of highschool kids. In fact, didn't Sakura kick your butt several times?" Oh ho ho. Shingo's got taunts and verbal jabs as well.

Now he isn't going to rush in without a plan, but he doesn't like waiting around for someone to do something. Rolento probably wants him to, but he's going to do it anyways just to speed things up. Attack that is. Shingo steps in closer to Rolento throwing out several quick punches at Rolento. His stance similar to that of a boxer. If only for a moment. A grin is present.

COMBATSYS: Rolento dodges Shingo's Jab Punch.

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Vanessa          0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0          Rolento

"You think my scheme was foiled?" Rolento sounds genuinely amused by this, and actually does laugh. "If you think hundreds of millions looted is failure, then I suppose I did." These taunts don't seem to be affecting Rolento's performance at all, testament to his simple shift to the side as the punches are done. His baton raises to redirect the others, before finally yanking a grenade free of his harness. His foot lifts, trying to hurl Shingo backwards and then get him intimately acquainted with Mr. Grenade, hurled directly at his face with a speed beyond the greatest of pitchers. Not only would it impact his nose with startling force, it would then explode. Fun, isn't it?

COMBATSYS: Vice successfully hits Vanessa with Decide.

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Vanessa          0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0          Rolento

The moment Vice comes alongside her, Vanessa makes it a point to try and weasel her way out of whatever's about to come her way-- unfortunately, she ends up moving straight into the oncoming limb, the impact catching her evenly, the oncoming throw sending her against the stairs. The resultant collision with the stone pathway is enough to throw her off balance entirely, though she pulls herself back to her feet with little to no lagtime.
Well? Here goes nothing.
Darting back in towards Vice, Vanessa instantly throws her weight into two swift punches aimed straight at her opponent's face.

COMBATSYS: Vice blocks Vanessa's 1-2 Puncher.

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Vanessa          1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0          Rolento

Vice growls deeply, she hasn't stopped running, still charging forwards at full tilt, she brings her arm up and, with almost condescending ease blocks the two punches. Her eyes are wild with rage, seeming almost to bore into Vanessa's own.
"Now, lets get the real game started." She growls, making a grab again for her opponents middle, should she succeed, she lifts Vanessa up, turning her around to face the stairs.
"Ready?" She asks, not waiting for an answer at all, she slams the woman down, aiming to again slam her body into the hard stone surface, although this time- having more control over the impact- to smash the womans face into the very edge of the stairs.
No mercy.

COMBATSYS: Shingo blocks Rolento's Grenadier.

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Vanessa          1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0          Rolento

From the sounds of things there's quite a battle going on between Vanessa and Vice similar to the one between commando and highschool student. Shingo's aware of it but it's not occupying majority of this mind. That would have to be the guy that's throwing grenades at him. Shingo looks at the flying bomb and hurriedly brings up his arms in an 'X' block and hopping back as it detonates. Shrapnel and heat from the blast buffered by his quick thinking. "Whew, that was a close one."

Shingo crouches and bursts into a quick dash at Rolento. About a metre away from the man he hops forward with a reverse spinkick to the man's torso. He lands and another kick comes out immediately after that lifts Rolento higher into the air where Shingo is already waiting for him with a downward heel kick to send the military man back into the concrete, "Teya!" And if that wasn't enough? Something goes wrong somewhere along the line and Shingo falls onto Rolento with all his weight, "Aaah!" The boy would then roll off the man as fast as he can.

COMBATSYS: Rolento fails to interrupt Oboroguruma Mikansei from Shingo with Grenadier.

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Vanessa          1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0          Rolento

Well, everything was set up exactly as Rolento had intended. He was completely focused, prepared for a burst of energy, and ready to smack Shingo down. Instead, he's somehow hit and his grenade goes flying away, blowing up harmlessly. Rolento collapses and then Shingo jumps on him like a rabid fangirl. "Nngh!" He tries to get up as quickly as he can but not quick enough.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa just-defends Vice's Black End!

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Vanessa          1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0          Rolento

Manuevering in such a way that the throw causes her to impact the stairs with her -back- rather than her face (thank god), Vanessa seems to all but absorb the damage taken, instantly getting back on her feet in order to level not one, but six consecutive blows, the likes of which-- if she connects in the first place-- juggles Vice's head back and forth between her fists as she advances forwards, attempting to get -away- from the stairs for the time being.
Should it go through without issue, the attack ends with an abrupt crack of the redhead's knuckles against Vice's jawline in the hopes of sending her backwards. Once that's done?
"Ready as I'll ever be," is muttered lowly as the boxer readjusts her gloves.

COMBATSYS: Vice interrupts Machine Gun Puncher from Vanessa with Mithan's Robe.

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Vanessa          1/----===/=======|=======\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0          Rolento

Vice growls deeply as her evil attack of doom is turned aside, "Damn you..." she hisses from behind clenched teeth, two punches smack into her face, drawing a little blood, building her rage higher and higher... and then as the third comes in she grabs the womans arm.
"GIVE UP ALREADY!" She screams, wrenching the woman up before slamming her back down into the steps, and backing off a little, one eye twitching.
"Oh yes... good... you /are/ good... I didn't expect you to last so long... isn't this fun?!" She cries, her brief statement trailing off into a crazed laugh.

Shingo hahs as he gets past Rolento's defenses and kicks the man repeatedly with his variation of Kyo's Oboroguruma. The man is down and Shingo is on his feet leaving him with another opportunity to follow-up with another attack. Which Shingo thinks he will. He lunges in after a backwards pivot with a powerful hook punch towards Rolento's head, "Take this!"

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Rolento with Dokugami Mikansei.

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Vanessa          1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1          Rolento

There was an attempt to dodge the incoming assault, and both send Rolento stumbling backwards. He's rather injured to say the least, coughing heavily and narrowing his eyes. "Enough..." He then tears off his vest in a rip of tan fabric, revealing a ton of C4 strapped to his body. He then begins to laugh in a less then sane manner, pulling out a detonator and hitting it. The explosion is tremendous to say the least, but Rolento does attempt to shrug it off and hurl it aside first. Why he didn't just do that in the first place? Surprise factor, of course. He's more then willing to catch himself in the explosion of everyone else dies in the gambit.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa just-defends Rolento's Mine Sweeper!

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Vanessa          1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             1/-------/=======|-------\-------\0          Rolento

COMBATSYS: Rolento successfully hits Rolento with Mine Sweeper.

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Vanessa          1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0          Rolento

COMBATSYS: Rolento successfully hits Vice with Mine Sweeper.
- Power hit! -

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Vanessa          1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             1/--=====/=======|====---\-------\0          Rolento

Turnabout is fair play, no matter how much it sucks.
Unfortunately, the attack catches her so off-guard that the first thing out of her in response to being grabbed is a yelp, the ... third staircase collision of the fight resulting in a noticable groan. At this rate, they'll wear each other out well before the other their other two opponents do. Growling a string of obscenities under her breath, the boxer gets back to her feet, instantly lashing out a hand to seize hold of Vice's arm.

There's a brief exchange of words before the redhead takes a firmer hold on the other woman's arm and -- instead of outright hefting her towards her intended target, she whips the other woman around in front of her, all but forcing her to take the brunt of the blast. Vanessa herself is... unscathed, at best. Even a little invigorated by the outcome, the vulpine smirk that curls over her features nothing more than a prelude to the oncoming attack. Using her hold on Vice for the original intent, she *hefts* the other woman towards Rolento.

COMBATSYS: Vice blocks Vanessa's Medium Throw.

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Vanessa          1/----===/=======|======-\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             1/-======/=======|====---\-------\0          Rolento

COMBATSYS: Vanessa successfully hits Rolento with Medium Throw.

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Vanessa          1/---====/=======|======-\-------\0           Shingo
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Vice             1/-======/=======|======-\-------\0          Rolento

Vice is too intent on Vanessa to notice the explosion until it is too late, and then suddenly hot, burning pain is enveloping her world, and... once the smoke clears, she is flying through the air.
Anger, this is Vice's primary emotion- and one which has never let her down yet. She wraps her rage around her, and spins around in mid air, her back impacts with Rolento- probably sending the unlucky man sprawling, but she doesn't seem to care too much, in fact, she barely notices.
Instead, with Rolento acting as a nice break, she touches lightly to the ground, and charges the woman with incredible speed. A cry of sheer, overwhelming, animalistic rage in her throat.
Vice is running almost on empty, and doesn't the whole world know it.
But this doesn't stop the woman, oh no, not for a moment, instead Vice seems to thrive on this thrill, and as she closes on her opponent- the person who was responsible for her taking such a horrible beating from that attack- her arms seek to wrap themselves around her.
But Vice is running on instinct, all she cares for now is the pain in her body, and seeking an outlet for that.
Vanessa better not be that outlet, because whatever is, it is going to -hurt-.

COMBATSYS: Rolento successfully hits Shingo with Mine Sweeper.

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Vanessa          1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1           Shingo
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Vice             0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0          Rolento

"Oh fudge biscuits!" Shingo exclaims out loud when Rolento pulls off his jacket to reveal the vest of C4 strapped to his person. That can't be good at all. Particularly when all the explosions that follow seem to take out everyone else except for Vanessa. Even Rolento goes down from his own blast. And incidentally? So does Shingo since he's much closer in proximity than everyone else. He goes flying from all the detonations even though he did his best to block it.

Landing rather unheroically on the ground he eyes the two remaining combatants and thinks quickly. Vice and Vanessa. Who to attack? Eh? Why choose? Shingo climbs to his feet and jumps at both females with them hugging or some such thing. Both legs aiming to hit their respective targets, "Sorry!"

Well, great. Vanessa has decided to hurl Vice at him, which was entirely unexpected. There's a lot of weight within that, sending him crashing to the ground. Hissing in pain, his attention shifts back towards the boxer. "So you wish to be naked on television again?!" he hisses out, stumbling to his feet and then bursting into a run. He then attempts to leap in the air with acrobatic grace, trying to land upon Vanessa's shoulders in a rather comical imitation of Frankensteiner. Only he then attempts to shove a string of grenades down her shirt and then flip her into the air, before crashing on the ground in a painful manner. Which he'll probably do if she sidesteps as well.

COMBATSYS: Rolento can no longer fight.

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Shingo           1/----===/=======|==-----\-------\0             Vice
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Vanessa          1/---====/=======|

COMBATSYS: Vice successfully hits Vanessa with Negative Gain.

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Shingo           1/----===/=======|==-----\-------\0             Vice
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COMBATSYS: Vanessa endures Shingo's Medium Punch.

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Shingo           1/----===/=======|==-----\-------\0             Vice
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Vanessa          2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|

COMBATSYS: Vanessa endures Rolento's Fatality Package.

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Shingo           1/----===/=======|==-----\-------\0             Vice
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Vanessa          2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|

Vice screams loudly. "DIE!" She shrieks, grabbing Vanessa bodily, she slams the woman into the ground hard enough to crack the stone stairs, she lifts her up again, and then crunches the womans head into the stone, with a sickening crack, a third time the woman is lifted, Vice's eye twitches a little, and then -WHAM- there is suddenly very little stair left, finally Vice seems to decide she has had enough of this, and lifts the woman by her throat, staring into her eyes with that crazy, angered glare.
"Nobody. Insults. Mature. But. Me. GOT IT?!" She shrieks, suddenly hurling the woman across the arena as far as she can manage.

Now this is interesting.
As the woman lashes out to take hold of her, Vanessa is at a loss, to say the least. The repeated slams of her body against the ground is threatening to break more than the stairs at this point. The second she's -thrown-, she impacts directly with the incoming kick from Shingo, and worse? Is practically delivered right into Rolento's arms.
Only having caught a little of what's been said to her, she's nonetheless made paaaainfully aware of what's about to happen once she feels those grenades get rather merrily stuffed down her shirt. The resultant, "Oh, -fuck-, not -again-," is the only thing that comes out of her as she's tossed bodily into the air, the explosion itself sending her straight back towards the ground.
...with very little modesty remaining. Thanks, Rolento. You're a gem.
The explosive cough that comes from her is entirely too indicative of the damage dealt, but... to her credit, she manages to get back to her feet-- no matter how hunched over. Thankfully, she doesn't have to be on her feet for long, no matter how tempted she is to just concede. Firstly, to pass out in a position that WON'T afford some interesting photo opportunities, and second-- because MOTHER. FSKING. CRAPSH*T does that HURT.
That aside... o/'
Drawing her hand back and throwing out one hell of a hook towards... nothing but dead air, in this case, the result is the same as it's always been; a sudden torrent of energy tha manifests itself as a cutting wind, the likes of which threatens to barrel into both of the remaining opponents.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa can no longer fight.

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Vice             0/-------/-----==|=======\===----\1           Shingo

COMBATSYS: Vice blocks Shingo's Medium Punch.

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Vice             0/-------/----===|=======\===----\1           Shingo

COMBATSYS: Vice parries Vanessa's Gaia Gear!

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Vice             0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1           Shingo

COMBATSYS: Vanessa successfully hits Shingo with Gaia Gear.

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Vice             0/-------/---====|=======\=======\1           Shingo

While Vice seems to simply -deflect- the whirlwind of energy, it slams without issue into Shingo. The moment it does-- well. The last cognitive thought Vanessa has is that it's wiser to land on her face. Because either way she looks at it? She's going down. Without pomp or ceremony-- neither a stumble nor a sudden lurch-- she facefaults onto the pavement. Though given the fact that the medteam is -required- in this case, it's not likely she'll keep her modesty for long.
If anything, it makes it clear why she's getting more of a fanbase these days.

Vice growls deeply in the back of her throat as Shingo comes tearing in for the kick, which Vice turns and blocks, before snarling out "Low blow there... Shingo, you attacking a lady when her back is turned!" Her voice is barely recognizable, so much more animal-like than human... man, she was pissed.
And then she sees this huge wave of energy rushing towards her, and Shingo is well in front, so what does she do? Well, it should be obvious, she jumps at just the right moment, adding the momentum of the wave of energy to her own attack, the speed helping her in her quest to wrap her arms around Shingo's neck, if she should succeed she forces all the strength of her muscles into swinging the boy around and slamming him into the ground as hard as she possibly can... this needed to end. This needed to end -now-

COMBATSYS: Vice successfully hits Shingo with Mithan's Robe EX.

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Vice             0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Shingo

Yep. It sure does need to end. Shingo agrees with Vice on that one. And not only because she moves faster than he expected or because her grip is very much firm around his neck. Try as he might, he isn't going anywhere Vice doesn't want him to go. Which seems to be round and round and into the ground. "Ungh!" Shingo hits the ground hard. He's about to be out. But first he's going to give Vice a parting gift.

Shingo pushes up this feet and grins at Vice. Breathing heavily he takes a deep breath and smiles, "Stay cool, Shingo. Let's do this. Burn her..." Shingo erupts forward at Vice with a hook punch ready to connect with her body. He's going to pummel her but because she is a lady, he's not going to hit her in the face. After the hook punch a series of others follow it up before he does a crashing rising shoulder slam to her upperbody to send her flying. Where she lands? No one knows.

COMBATSYS: Shingo can no longer fight.

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Vice             0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: Shingo successfully hits Vice with Burning Shingo.

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Vice             1/------=/=======|


Vice lets out a cry of pain as Shingo's final attack slams into her, despite her best efforts to get out the way, the hook punch hurts enough, but then there is the rest to deal with! In the end, when it finally comes, after a seeming eternity of pain, Vice is sent flying back through the air, blood- thick, red, tasty blood- leaking from the corner of her mouth.
For a moment it looks like Vice is going to get back up, she certainly tries- her arms shaking as she tries to push herself from the ground...
But in the end, it is all too much, and her traitorous body gives in.
"Nice move... Japanese boy." she spits, smiling a sickly red smile, before grunting and falling down. Unable to go on.

COMBATSYS: Vice takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Vice can no longer fight.

That's all he was looking for. He's not a jerk. Just because he's not going to win doesn't mean he won't let anyone else win. But it's not in his nature to just let it slide when he can go for that one last hurrah in a competitive match. Sending Vice flying, Shingo nods to her and smiles, " was a great fight." Shingo drops to his hands and knees and sits back on his legs in a kneeling position, his hands supporting his weight as he looks around the river bed and also gives a nod to the sleeping Vanessa. Then he just waits for the medics to show up so he can get on with his life.

Log created by Shingo, and last modified on 16:39:10 09/17/2005.