SNF 2005.10 - Eagle vs Kensou

Description: Eagle takes on Kensou in a fairly good natured SNF match. A fight where nobody gets angry and really wants to hurt their opponent? How boring! At least Kensou provides some pyrotechnics to entertain the audience, and Eagle is his stylish self. (Winner: Eagle)

Fighting before lunch has never really been Kensou's idea of a good time; it's not like he /needs/ to work up any sort of appetite, and he gets all distracted thinking about the next meal, and... Well, it really didn't work in his favour when he fought Leona, that one time. But this time... This time will be different! The gate to Justice High is, as one might expect, currently populated by Saturday Night Fight staff and security, with their cameras and sound equipment set up; barricades surround the fighting area (which is suitably sized for Kensou's style, owing to the acrobatic proclivities of many of Southtown's professional fighters) and beyond those barricades... The audience! Mostly students, the onlookers are kept back by the physical barricades and the security personnel, and right now they're pretty much milling about, waiting for things to get started. It's very nearly eleven in the morning, after all. For his part, Kensou is standing to one side of the cordoned-off area, in his brand spankin' new fighting outfit! Yes, new threads and new determination; there's no way he can lose, this time! Of course, if he was sensible, he'd probably be stretching. Instead, he's, um... Eating a candy bar.

Eagle's never one to be late for a fight, of course, so as the clock starts getting periously close to 11, he strolls onto the campus, heading for the sectioned off area in front of the gates. He's already got his escrima sticks out and in his hands, and he's idly twirling them as he walks, occasionally waving to members of the audience without even the slightest lapse in the smooth spinning of the batons.
Finally the bouncer reaches the spot for the fight, and he snaps his weapons to a halt, bringing them into a ready position for the match that's soon to begin. Of course, it seems Kensou is still busy having a last minute snack, so the announcers aren't about to start the fight just yet. Eagle doesn't look too impatient, although he certainly wouldn't mind getting the fight started. "Whenever you're ready, lad."

It's funny, you know; Kensou could almost consider the Justice High campus something of a good luck charm for him. It's where he very nearly won the lower tier of the Schools Tournament, and probably would've had it not for his getting stuck full of arrows. Which, incidentally, is not an experience he'd go and recommend to most people. Finishing off his candy bar, the Chinese fighter blinks owlishly as he sees that his opponent has arrived! "Mrf mrm burum mury!" he exclaims, forgetting to not talk with his mouth full. Oops. Looking embarassed for a moment as he tucks the wrapper away in a pocket of his hooded vest, Kensou /swallows/ the last of his candy bar, laughing sheepishly. "Sorry 'bout that. I meant to say, I was born ready!" And he steps closer to the middle of the fighting area, moving into a variation on his usual fighting stance; wide-legged and facing Eagle sidelong, but his gloved hands are clenched into fists, his right hand pulled back and his left extended forward, the inside of his fist pointed upwards. Since it looks like they're both good and ready, the announcer says the one needed word, the word the audience has been waiting to hear: "FIGHT!" But for once, Kensou doesn't go straight on a reckless offensive, instead choosing to size Eagle up a bit, his boyish face wearing an intent expression.

COMBATSYS: Kensou has started a fight here.

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Kensou           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Kensou focuses on his next action.

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Kensou           0/-------/-------|

Eagle rolls his neck a few times, spinning the batons in his hands around briefly before tightening his grip on them. He doesn't really need a whole lot of work to warm up; he took care of most of that before coming here. Still, it doesn't hurt to make sure that you're limbered up before the fight. Now then... He hasn't seen Kensou fight before, so he really doesn't have any idea what he's up against here. Still, to hold back for too long would make for a pretty boring fight for the audience.
That in mind, Eagle begins to slowly advance on Kensou. He's being cautious for now, though. At the very least, he wants to see how the boy moves before he starts rushing in for the attack. Getting a feel for your opponent's speed is a rather important element of your timing.

COMBATSYS: Eagle has joined the fight here.

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Eagle            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Eagle focuses on his next action.

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Eagle            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Ah, a standoff; it's dramatic! The two fighters facing each other down, to see which one of them will be the first out of the gate to try and attack the other... Who will take the decisive action? /Who/? Actually, it's going to be Kensou. Letting out a slow exhalation, the teenager suddenly bursts into forward movement at Eagle, taking a few quick steps before he leaps /right at the bouncer/. There's no real height to the leap, it's all horizontal momentum, as he braces his left hand with his right, pushing out his left elbow, and likewise extends his left knee, attempting to catch Eagle with both at once. "Yo-!" Should those connect, Kensou twists, to smash his right knee into the other fighter... "Ha-!" ...And then, last of all, he'll continue turning, without even touching the ground, extending his left leg to bring it around in a wide kick aimed at Eagle's side, hopefully striking him just below the protection of his ribs. "Yaaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Eagle counters Ryuu Renga from Kensou with Canterbury Blue.

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Eagle            0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0           Kensou

There are certain advantages to using weapons in fights like these. One of them is that they usually give you a longer range than your opponent, unless you happen to be unlucky enough to end up fighting someone like Dhalsim. Since Kensou would never be mistaken for Stretch Armstrong, Eagle doesn't have that problem here.
As Kensou comes sailing in, Eagle's right arm draws back, baton twirling stylishly for a moment. Wait for it, wait for it... And, there! At just the right moment he drives the stick forward, slamming the end of it into Kensou's chest, combining the force in his own arms with the momentum that Kensou has already given himself, resulting in what is quite likely a rather painful blow, calculated to send Kensou crashing down to the ground.

Hey, what the?! Kensou is pretty surprised when he gets that baton jammed right in his chest, knocking the wind right out of him as it stops him dead, and he hits the ground, coughing. Owie. Rolling to one side to get himself out of the way of any further hits of those sticks, the Psycho Soldier hops up to his feet spryly despite his injury. "Okay, looks like those things are pretty handy," he says, "but I have a few tricks of my own!" None of them involving weapons, though. Holding his hands in front of him, Kensou creates a sphere of blue-tinged white energy, the curious force known as Psycho Power, before he hurls it right at Eagle. "Eat this! Choukyuudan!"

COMBATSYS: Eagle fails to reflect Choukyuu Dan from Kensou with St. Andrew Green.

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Eagle            0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0           Kensou

Somehow, it seems that Eagle just doesn't have much luck with energy attacks. Sure, he was able to stop Unholy DOOM from Zero, but other than that? Apparently he needs more practice, because it doesn't work this time, either. Clasping his sticks together, Eagle pulls back his arms and then swings at the incoming energy sphere, apparently intending to simply bat it aside. Maybe the failure is due to a lack of familiarity with Psycho Power, but who knows?
Regardless of the reason, Eagle's timing seems to be off. His batons swish through the edge of the orb, failing to do much towards deflecting it, and leaving him wide open as it slams into his chest and sends him staggering backwards.

Now, see? /That/ is what Kensou is talking about. The attempt to /bat/ his Psycho Power blast away is noted, but so is its lack of success; really, he's never seen anybody try something quite like that, before. So, an upswing of confidence! "And I'm not done yet!" he proclaims, running towards Eagle again in the aftermath of the blast, and once again trying to slip inside the other man's guard. Either he's too stubborn/dense to worry about those batons, or he's simply brave enough to chance it anyway; or, hey, it might be a bit of all of the above. His attack this time is quite straightforward, as he aims a single overhand punch at Eagle's center of mass... Which, if it lands, he'll follow up with a succession of more such punches, ending it off with a rising axehandle, aimed at the bouncer's jaw, with enough force that Kensou's feet leave the ground. "Ora!"

COMBATSYS: Eagle counters Ryuu Renda from Kensou with Canterbury Blue.

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Eagle            0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0           Kensou

And once again, Kensou's attack is denied. Punches? Now those, Eagle has plenty of familiarity with. As Kensou's arm comes swinging down, it's met by a rapidly rising baton, leaving the Psycho Soldier's arm to crash into a very sturdy length of wood. And the other baton? Well, that one has swung up, and is now coming down at high speed, veering in at an angle to slam into Kensou's collarbone.

"Geh!" Kensou exclaims, as that baton hits him right on the collarbone. Owwww! Getting in close to Eagle seems to be, well, kind of unadviseable. So, what alternatives does the agile psion really have left to him? Not all that many! He falls back, towards the ground, from Eagle's strike, but this actually is quickly revealed to be a fakeout: His left hand hits the ground, and then his body pushes /up/, as he attempts to smash his right foot into the bouncer's jaw... Then, quickly pistoning his legs, he tries to repeat the strike with his /left/ foot. Ideally without getting clubbed any more with those batons!

COMBATSYS: Eagle fails to counter Senkyuutai from Kensou with Canterbury Blue.

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Eagle            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Third time's a charm, it seems. For Kensou, at least. Eagle falls for the fakeout, starting to move in to follow up after Kensou goes crashing to the ground. He manages to see the foot starting to come up towards him, but it's too late. A baton starts swinging out for Kensou's leg, but not before it slams into Eagle's jaw, followed up by a blow from the other foot. Eagle's head snaps back from the impact, a nice dramatic spray of blood coming from his mouth, and then he falls heavily onto his back. Ow.

Kensou's gloved hand leaves the ground as Eagle snaps back and starts to fall, as the psion leaps back to his feet and puts some more distance between himself and the bouncer, getting back into his fighting stance. The crowd cheers their encouragement to both fighters, but the Psycho Soldier is trying to focus completely on the fight instead of getting caught up in the adulation. "Sorry," he calls over to Eagle, his voice still friendly enough. "I couldn't just let'cha have your way the whole time." And then, he tenses, as little bluish motes of light blink into existence in the air around him, swirling around his lithe figure. Kensou's hair, shirt and hooded vest all stir in a breeze that doesn't really seem to exist as those motes, like little fireflies, swirl closer and closer to him, growing larger and picking up speed as they gather in, merging with the boy. "Haaaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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Eagle            1/------=/=======|=======\===----\1           Kensou

Eagle's not down for long, though! While Kensou is starting to glow, Eagle is clambering back to his feet. "Think nothing of it! That's what a fight's all about, isn't it?" Now then, what is it that Kensou's doing? Certainly doesn't look good, whatever it is. But it also looks like he's planning to stand in one spot for a bit. So why not take advantage of that?
Well, Eagle's certainly going to attempt to, anyway. He shifts his arms so that one is held at the level of Kensou's head, while the other aligns with his stomach, changing his grip on the batons so that their ends point toward Kensou. And then the bouncer lunges forward, launching into a rapid series of strikes with the batons, his arms becoming a blur as he attempts to drive them into Kensou repeatedly, seeking any gaps in his defenses.

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Eagle's Oxford Red.

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Eagle            1/-----==/=======|=======\====---\1           Kensou

"Heh," chuckles Kensou, grinning at the other fighter. It's true, that /is/ what a fight is all about! Giving it your all, and hopefully having no regrets when all is said and done! With Eagle now on the offensive, Kensou is left to try and defend against those baton strikes, and while a few of them do strike home, most of the rapid thrusts are deflected by the Psycho Soldier's speedy hands. "Nice," he says, looking pretty battered by this point. Eagle hits pretty hard, Kensou can tell; even partially avoiding that last combination resulted in some hurt. "I guess I'm really gonna havta go all-out on you, so... Let me show you my secret technique!" With this rather dramatic declaration, the teenager produces - seemingly from nowhere - a piping-hot pork bun, which he... Pops in his mouth? Yes, he hops back a bit from Eagle, but he's clearly chewing on that meat bun. /Weird/.

Eagle blinks a few times, staring at Kensou. Well... That's rather unorthodox. But hey, who's he to judge? And this may be a fight, but that's no reason to interrupt someone's meal. He stands idly by, tapping his shoulder briefly with one of his batons while he waits for Kensou to finish eating.
And once the boy finally finishes chowing down, Eagle nods briskly. "Now then, where were we? Ah, yes..." And as he finishes speaking, Eagle lunges toward Kensou, snapping his arms out to either side, batons extended. And then he starts spinning. Really, really fast. And it's probably going to be painful if Kensou gets hit...

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Kensou with Meat Bun.

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Eagle            0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Kensou endures Eagle's Manchester Gold!

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Eagle            0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1           Kensou

Well... Somehow Kensou manages to go along with what happens next. How the heck will he accomplish that? Stay tuned and find out! For now, though, he gets sucked into the maelstrom created by Eagle's rapid spinning, getting battered around by the high-speed batons, and possibly getting a bit dizzy in the process. Finally the pain seems to be over, as Eagle launches him straight up in the air.
Not quite though, as Eagle looks out to the audience with a grin, twirling one of his batons. Because as Kensou starts coming back down, that same baton is thrust back up to jab into the falling boy.

'Unorthodox' is a good adjective for Kensou, really; he chokes down that meatbun, and weirdly... Many of the visible bruises on his body that have formed over the course of the match seem to fade, his movements becoming noticeably less pained. Then, of course, there's an Eagle headed right for him. There's no time to dodge, no time to really block that spinning motion, so instead Kensou takes a deep, steeling breath, and steps into it. It hurts, that's for certain, as he's battered and bruised, but it looks like his little snack break moments ago may have helped prepare him for this combination. Up into the air he goes, and he opens his eyes as he falls directly towards Eagle, his vest and shirt and hair flailing as he descends, and there's that damnable stick... Kensou twists, letting the baton scrape along his front, and he gets right inside the bigger fighter's guard, his right hand held right in front of Eagle's face, his left hand resting on his right upper arm, in the moments before he'd land right atop the bouncer...

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Eagle with Senki Hakkei.

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Eagle            0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Kensou

...For a moment, as Eagle may see if he looks up at Kensou, the Chinese boy's eyes glow blue, and there's another curious upsurge of power... Before a huge spherical explosion of blue-tinged white Psycho Power envelops the baton-wielding bouncer, the force of it keeping Kensou in the air above Eagle as he sustains the Senki Hakkei, the force of it pushing back on him as his hair and shirt and vest and what-all whip about as if he were in a strong wind, a wind that also affects the closest onlookers, small bits of debris on the ground of the fighting area shifting a bit, and even lifting a few inches off the ground. "HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!" yells Kensou, as smaller explosions inside the sphere of Psycho Power attack Eagle, and then finally he loses control over the attack /completely/, which acts like a popped bubble, sending a last wave of force outwards. Kensou, at least, is thrown up and back away, crashing to the ground just short of the barricade, and even bouncing once. That looked uncomfortable!

Well, Eagle has fought Bao before, so being hit with massive amounts of Psycho Power isn't entirely unprecedented. It still hurts like hell, though. And Eagle doesn't even get the benefit of being blown aside, forced by the energy to stay in one spot until it finally explodes outwards, allowing him to collapse to his hands and knees, panting for breath.
That hurt. A lot. But Eagle's not out of the fight yet! No, he might still be able to give Kensou a run for his money... But it's going to take him a moment to clear the stars out of his eyes and stop the ringing in his ears. He can still see Kensou though, at least...

COMBATSYS: Eagle focuses on his next action.

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Eagle            0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0           Kensou

"Guh..." mutters Kensou, as he pushes himself up on his elbows, his right palm letting off a bit of smoke through his glove. It /was/ a lot of Psycho Power channelled through one arm, after all! That's not easy! Getting back to his feet, Kensou is all too aware that the fight isn't done yet, and a little shakily he gets back into his fighting stance, a determined look on his face once more. "Hey," he calls over to Eagle. "Whatever happens next, good fight, man." Kensou's concession to sportsmanship made, he once again - perhaps foolishly - sprints towards the bouncer, this time jumping entirely off the ground; tucking his left leg in as he gets close, he attempts to swing his right foot in a wide arc that would take it right across Eagle's face... But this particular jump kick has the added wrinkle of his foot being alight in blue Psycho Power, the energy following the arc of his kick in a slash of blue light. "Yaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Eagle counters Ryuu Sougeki from Kensou with Canterbury Blue.

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Eagle            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Eagle nods in response to the call from Kensou. "And to you, too!" Just because they're speaking in such a friendly manner doesn't mean that the fight is over, though. Especially since Kensou is about to try to kick Eagle in the head. The bouncer has no intention of letting this happen, though.
Therefore, Kensou finds his leg smashing into both of Eagle's tightly gripped batons, which have considerably less give than his face would have. And then Eagle surges forward, smashing both of this sticks down into Kensou's body, in a swing that has all of the bouncer's weight behind it.

Well, /that/ went differently in Kensou's head. The teenaged fighter looks pretty surprised when those batons smash into him, sending him flying backwards away from the bouncer, where he hits the ground and rolls. That's what happens when you get cocky, Sie Kensou! "Tch..." he mutters as he rolls up into a crouch, his hands up in front of his face. "Haaa-!" Psycho Power collects again, as the youth sweeps his arms outwards, and once again a sphere of blue-white energy forms and launches at Eagle. The bouncer's skill in-close is difficult to deal with... So, maybe Kensou will just have to finish this from a distance!

COMBATSYS: Eagle dodges Kensou's Choukyuu Dan.

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Eagle            1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Distance fighting? Hey now, Eagle has a few issues with that! It seems that he doesn't want to give Kensou the chance to keep that sort of thing up, because he quickly starts giving chase. When the blast of Psycho Energy comes toward him, he just keeps running forward, making a horizontal leap. He hits the ground rolling, and passes right underneath the energy sphere. This isn't something he's particularly good at, but hey, he couldn't let himself lose the momentum. Not now, in the climax of the fight!
Given his low position, Eagle's not going to take the time to get up and try to strike Kensou in the upper body. Instead he simply lashes out with both sticks, swinging them sideways into Kensou's legs, in an attempt to knock the boy off his feet.

COMBATSYS: Eagle successfully hits Kensou with Medium Strike.

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Eagle            1/-----==/=======|=======\=------\1           Kensou

Watch the youth's expression fall, as Eagle dodges that energy sphere. Kensou's pretty much out of gas, and he knows it, leaving his attempt at getting out of the way of Eagle's sweep a liiiiiiittle too slow. His feet knocked out from underneath him, the Psycho Soldier crashes to the ground, and he can tell he's probably not going to get back up anytime soon... So there's only one thing left to do. He extends his right arm towards Eagle a second time from the ground, his left hand again bracing it. "Good fight," he says, before trying to catch the bouncer for a second time in that enormous spherical explosion of Psycho Power. Succeed or fail, well, that's about it from Kensou.

COMBATSYS: Kensou can no longer fight.

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Eagle            1/-----==/=======|

COMBATSYS: Eagle dodges Kensou's Senki Hakkei.

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Eagle            1/-----==/=======|

There's a very brief moment in which Eagle can see the buildup of energy, and decide the discretion is the better part of valor. He flings himself to the side, just as the ball of Psycho Energy fills up the area he was standing in. Indeed, he gets flung aside a bit faster than he intended as it catches up to him, but he still manages to hit the ground relatively unharmed.
And then he gets up, brushing off his clothing, and looking to the audience with a grin. And when it seems that Kensou isn't going to be getting up, he raises one of his batons in the air, soaking up the cheers of the audience. He does not, however, forget to nod in Kensou's direction, and return the boy's comment. "Indeed. Good show, lad." Whether or not he's concious to hear it.

COMBATSYS: Eagle has ended the fight here.

Log created by Eagle, and last modified on 10:38:37 10/02/2005.