SNF 2005.10 - Kensou vs Shinobu

Description: The Southtown Airport provides the backdrop for this fight between Shinobu and Kensou. (Winner: Shinobu)

 This airport is the major hub for most of the world. Thousands of people
circulate its corridors daily, all transferring between flights leading to
nearly every major city in the world, and many of the smaller ones. Flights
are efficient, fast, and the waitstaff is always courteous. Though the
airport is immense, the same efficiency exists on the ground, with shuttles
constantly transporting people from gate to gate. Transportation from one
side of the world to the other is quick, easy, and surprisingly painless.

[Exits   : <US> United States, <SLM> Strolheim, <MC> Metro City, and <ST> Southtown ]
[Players : Shinobu ]

Before a jet with its engines whining, her hair fluttering around as she stares into the distance... is Shinobu! It's gotten kind of chilly, hence her sweater, but the heat of the plane mitigates that a bit. Meanwhile, a couple of camera crews finish setting up, and she settles in to do some quick stretches before the fight, crouching and flexing from leg to leg. It's been awhile since she's been in SNF, and she previously beat Bao... but how will she fare against his 'bro'?

How, indeed?  Kensou actually doesn't know much at all about this mysterious 'Shinobu' person he's supposed to fight, but a fight's a fight, right?  Right.  His fighting outfit doesn't make any concessions to the cold, and outwardly the Psycho Soldier seems quite unbothered by the October temperatures as he does some extremely cursory pre-fight stretching, because anything more thorough seems like an awful lot of /work/.  No, there he is, in shorts and a t-shirt despite the weather, and it's only his great discipline (or something) that keeps him from showing that he /really/ wishes his fighting outfit had /pants/, at least.  "OKAY!" exclaims the energetic Chinese fighter, straightening up and then doing a standing backflip out of enthusiasm.  "Let's get this thing started!"  He's pumped, he's primed, he's ready for action!  ...Although the idea of fighting on the wing of an airplane seems a little intimidating.  But he's trying to not let /that/ get to him either.

Raising a fist to her would-be opponent with a grin, Shinobu makes the climb up to the wing with a spritely, energetic fashion... thanks to all the sugar she took in before the fight! She steadies herself as she walks across the wing, swinging her arms for a moment to make sure her balance is right. Then, she looks down to Kensou, and calls, out, "C'mon! Let's fight!", with a wide, cheerful grin. Apparently, her own enthusiasm is enough to ignore both the cold and danger!

No sugar for Kensou, though!  He's running on pure, baseless self-confidence!  Admittedly, his record in one-on-one SNFs...  Isn't terribly spectacular, but this is the chance to turn it all around!  At Shinobu's call and grin from up on the wing, the Psycho Soldier lets out a deep breath, and follows up to the top of the wing, testing the surface's give a little.  No, this is not really the best place for his usual high-flying acrobatics, but looks like he'll have to cope.  "No holdin' back, now," he tells Shinobu, with a grin of his own.  "An' don't go thinkin' I'll hold back either, just 'cause you're a girl!"  No, Kensou's here to /win/...  Not that he's looking to have any hard feelings in this fight, either.

COMBATSYS: Shinobu has started a fight here.

COMBATSYS: Kensou has joined the fight here.

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Shinobu          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Shinobu frowns deeply at this, and says, "If you hold back on me, you'll lose!", she declares loudly. "Get serious!" Crouching, her shoe squeaks a little against metal as her weight shifts, and then she runs at Kensou, before suddenly her foot slidese, and she pinwheels, aimed to *crash* into Kensou, rather than her original intent of hitting him. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea... but a falling Shinobu is still dangerous!

COMBATSYS: Kensou endures Shinobu's Monkey Mistake.

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Shinobu          0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Even though he's frowned at, Kensou keeps on grinning confidently; he stands his ground, too, as Shinobu comes at him, though he certainly wasn't expecting her to slip and /fall/ at him like that.  "W-whoa!" he says, getting struck and staggering back, though he also ends up catching Shinobu, reflexively.  At least, for the moment; the psion tries to tap the girl with one hand, just for the brief instant it takes for him to fire off a quick burst of Psycho Power, intent on tossing her back /away/ from him.  "Sa-!"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu dodges Kensou's Sunda.

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Shinobu          0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0           Kensou

The blast goes up, and reflexively, Shinobu slips back a step in an instant, just out of the 'blast radius'. Just barely avoided that little trick, it seems. "Ehe... sorry!", she says with an grin, before clenching her fist... and throwing out a flurry of punches from her left arm. "Yayayayayayaya!", she cries out, sending the storm of knuckles out... each unaimed punch too fast to discern! More spirited than accurate, certainly.

COMBATSYS: Kensou fails to interrupt Rumble Punch from Shinobu with Senkyuutai.

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Shinobu          0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0           Kensou

Okay, so...  Kensou really doesn't seem to be getting the momentum of this fight, here.  His throw is dodged, and then those crazy punches start up, and while he tries to do /something/ - starting to fall backwards - the randomness of Shinobu's attack gets the better of him, battering the psion and knocking him back, up against the fuselage of the airplane.  "Geh!"

Shinobu doesn't let up, though, dancing back a couple of steps before then leaping in a swift flying kick towards Kensou. Kung-fu style, even. "Waitaaaa!", she cries, trying to place Kensou between a Shinobu-shoe and a hard place. Though a bit unpredictable, this /is/ a bit more conventional than how she's been fighting lately...

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Light Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Shinobu          0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

This...  Is definitely not going very well.  Kensou gets clocked pretty good by Shinobu's kick, despite an attempt to block it, his head bouncing off the fuselage of the plane.  He even makes a funny noise when it happens.  "O-okay.  This is gettin' ridiculous," the Psycho Soldier says; he's getting utterly destroyed, here!  Worse than when he fought Leona!  So, his hands come up in front of his face, and for a moment power gathers, before he sweeps those hands outwards, a sphere of blue-tinged white Psycho Power coalescing and hurtling towards Shinobu.  "CHOUKYUUDAN!"
- Attacking Shinobu with Choukyuu Dan, spending 18% reserve and 0% super.

COMBATSYS: Shinobu blocks Kensou's Choukyuu Dan.

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Shinobu          0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

Shinobu covers up like a boxer, sliding back across the wing with the force of the impact... but isn't knocked off her feet. "Good!", she says with a grin. "But I'm pretty tough!" Meanwhile, she closes her eyes for a moment, letting her subconscious focus on the flow of the fight... getting rid of those pesky visual distractions. With her mind's eye, she analyzes the situation, getting into her more zen-like mindset.

COMBATSYS: Shinobu focuses on her next action.

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Shinobu          0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

You are currently Fatigued. Your attacks will be slowed by 12 speed. Further expenditure of reserve could increase this penalty.
Well, it wasn't /quite/ what Kensou was hoping would happen, but at least it landed!  So far, he hasn't been having the best luck with that sort of thing.  "I guess you are, but...  I ain't done yet," the psion declares, exhaling slowly as motes of bluish-white energy appear in the air around him.  They begin to swirl, like tiny fireflies, gathering in closer and closer around Kensou as his hair and clothes shift in a nonexistent breeze, the motes of energy growing larger the closer to him they get, starting to merge with him, disappearing as they touch his figure.  "Haaaaa--!"  Clearly, he's getting ready to do /something/...

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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

Well, Shinobu sure isn't going to wait for him to do it! "If you were done, that'd be boring! C'mon!" Rushing up towards him again, she leans forward, trying to grab ahold of his jacket and yank it forward. She's a bit lacking in improvised weapons in this kind of fight... so she has to make do with what the other fighter has!

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Shinobu's Random Weapon.

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

Trying to yank the jacket over his eyes, Shinobu then goes for a punch, trying to clock her opponent as hard as she can!

"H-hey!!" exclaims Kensou, getting his hood pulled over his face...  But Shinobu doesn't entirely catch him by surprise, as he gets his arms up in the way of the punch, taking it to the right forearm.  At this point, the disadvantage he's at is pretty enormous...  But he's not the sort to just give up, so it's hardly /insurmountable/.  "Just for that, I'm gonna show you my secret technique!"  Except it's not really all that secret; reaching behind him, he produces a pork bun - seemingly from nowhere - and poses dramatically with it for a moment (though the fact that his jacket is still in disarray sort of ruins the effect) before popping it into his mouth, and chewing.  Mm-mm good!

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Kensou with Meat Bun.

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Shinobu          0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Strong Punch.

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Shinobu          0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Ahh!  Nutritious, and delicious!  Unfortunately, whatever effect the snack has seems to be kind of negated when he gets punched right in the head like that.  "Geh!" exclaims Kensou, who reels from the hit...  And then comes back with a punch of his own, trying to smash his gloved fist into Shinobu's ribs.  This fight isn't just going /badly/...  It's embarassing!  "Ha-!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shinobu with Strong Punch.
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Shinobu          0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Kensou

That one socks Shinobu /good/, and she's knocked back, stumbling. Then, she falls onto her butt. "I wish I had a mid-fight snack...", she says, setting that idea aside for later. Then, her eyes harden as she looks up to Kensou.. "Finally decided to get serious? Okay!" She springs forward into a crouch, trying to grab Kensou's leg and yank him off his feet!... as she gets up on her own two shoes.

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Quick Throw.
- Power hit! -

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

And again, Kensou gets hit good and proper, getting yanked off his feet...  Much as he tries to get his arms in the way to reduce the damage, well, he hits his head, and his head bounces again - off the /wing/, this time - which looks pretty uncomfortable.  "'kay...  That kinda sucked," says Kensou, getting to his feet and holding his head.  "But hey, you said you wanted one?"  He produces /another/ meat bun, apparently from nowhere again, which he...  Chucks right at Shinobu's face!  Probably not as likely to be healthsome as the one he ate, though!

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shinobu with Thrown Object.

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

Shinobu's face lights up, but the joy isn't long-lived as it hits her in the face, and she stumbles back. She looks down at the bun on the ground, and picks it up, chewing vigorously. She swallows, and pumps her fist, letting it recharge her. Or she /thinks/ she gets recharged. Is there a difference. "Haaaa!", she breathes out, sliding her foot to the side as she puts her arms into a defensive posture. A seemingly clumsy, rough posture, but one nonetheless!

COMBATSYS: Shinobu gathers her will.

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Shinobu          1/-----==/=======|=======\=------\1           Kensou

Ahhhh, that was awfully petty of Kensou.  But it made him feel a little better, so there's always that.  It's kind of gross that Shinobu picks the meatbun up off the surface of the wing, and the Chinese fighter makes a bit of a face at it, but ultimately, who is he to judge?  "Okay, and now...!"  He runs forward at Shinobu, leaping at the last moment and twisting around; what he's doing is, essentially a big kick with his right leg extended, though he's using it to get his foot behind her head and drop the girl against the wing of the plane, good and hard.  Not a lot of finesse to it really, but right now he hasn't got the room to be picky!  "Yaaaaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu blocks Kensou's Heavy Kick.

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Shinobu          1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1           Kensou

Hey, it passed the thirty-second rule! Shinobu swings out an arm, catching the kick on /it/ instead of her head. Whipping that arm around, she focuses on her arm, and a sphere of chi swells up. Swinging her arm back in, she hops back and she throws the blue bubble towards Kensou! It wobbles through the air, though its small size is deceiving - therein lies a powerful wave of watery chi, set to detonate on contact.

COMBATSYS: Kensou overcomes Petite Pop from Shinobu with Choukyuu Dan.

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Shinobu          1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1           Kensou

"Tch...!" mutters Kensou, as his kick doesn't get the bite he was hoping for.  He has to admit, Shinobu doesn't /seem/ like much, but she's pretty good.  He lands from his jump kick attempt to see that bubble of chi heading towards him, which doesn't really seem to be something he wants to get hit with, so... Time for an alternative course of action!  He quickly makes a sidearmed throwing motion with his right hand, hastily forming a sphere of blue-tinged white energy that launches towards Shinobu's, the Psycho Power attack devouring its chi-based opponent in a brief, violent struggle before it keeps barreling towards Shinobu.  "Yaaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shinobu with Choukyuu Dan.

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Shinobu          1/-======/=======|=======\===----\1           Kensou

Shinobu gets blasted back, skidding back on her knees to the edge of the wing. A bit of her foot slips off the edge, but... she looks pretty determined! Charging forward, she flips forward, inverting herself before then kicking out with both legs in a upside-down spin kick! Falling forward, she catches herself on her hands again, and then lashes out with a twirling sweep kick before shoving up with her hands, trying to smash Kensou with one final airborne roundhouse! It's a powerful, quick series of attacks - can he hang in there?

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

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Shinobu's The 37th Chamber.

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

This is starting to look pretty bad for Kensou all right.  Shinobu's got that whole unpredictability thing going for her, but the Psycho Soldier isn't about to give up; he doesn't know the /meaning/ of the word surrender!  No, seriously.  Chin never taught him.  But nevertheless, the agile fighter manages to keep his guard up through the entire combination, the sweep only knocking him down to one knee, his arms battered and bruised by that last roundhouse.  He's still hanging in all right, it seems.  Certainly, he's hanging in enough to immediately attempt a counterattack, his right arm snaking out in what looks like an open-palm blow, but he's not trying to actually /hit/ Shinobu with his hand, just get it close enough.  Then, he puts his left hand against his right shoulder, and...

COMBATSYS: Shinobu endures Kensou's Senki Hakkei.
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Shinobu          1/-----==/=======|====---\-------\0           Kensou

..For a brief moment, Kensou's eyes flash with a blue light, before an enormous sphere of Psycho Power suddenly envelops Shinobu, a harsh explosion of pure force that pushes back on its source, like a strong wind was blowing against Kensou, fluttering his hair and clothes.  "Haaaaaaaaa-!" he yells, focusing on controlling the hellish amount of power he's channelling through one hand, as inside the sphere a series of smaller explosions buffet Shinobu, before finally the white light that surrounds her breaks, like a popped bubble, as Kensou is no longer able to maintain his control over it.  The bursting of the Senki Hakkei causes a last shockwave, that flings Kensou /back/ into the fuselage again, and who knows what it does to poor Shinobu?

Caught in the torrent of power, Shinobu shudders, buckling back, but somehow, through the pain, she throws herself /into/ the attack. Catching the 'wave' along with Kensou, she shouts, "This is it! Yayayayayayayaya!" Rather than just throw out her left arm in a blur of punches, this time she's firing off /both/ at Kensou, showering him in a flurry of random knuckles! Then, there's a pause as she rears back with a "Hooo-", and then slams out a haymaker with enough force to probably put a fair dent in that fuselage! "-ahhhhh!", she kiais, determined to put Kensou out of the fight!

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Dragon Entry.

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

Well, that's one hell of a combination, too.  Kensou tries to get out of the way, but he just can't do it in time, getting smacked pretty hard by the entire thing.  His body wants to just crumple down to the surface of the wing, just...  Give up and go home, but...  That's not his style!  That's not the way he was raised and taught!  He's going to try and /take Shinobu with him/, dammit!  He does slump down after the haymaker, dropping to his knees, and grinning up at Shinobu.  "N-nice, but..." He springs up with a last burst of power, hopping back onto the side of the fuselage and then bouncing /off/ of it, twisting in an attempt to bring his right heel down on Shinobu's head...  That foot surrounded by the blue-white glow of his Psycho Power!  "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou can no longer fight.

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Shinobu          0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Shinobu dodges Kensou's Ryuu Sougeki.

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Shinobu          0/-------/------=|

Shinobu *falls* backwards, slamming down on the wing and then flipping back up to her knees. She breathes hard, harely still able to get on her feet again... but that she does, standing up. "Man, what a crazy power... what's up with that?", she says, scratching her head. It's not the first time she's fought psycho power... and she still has no idea! Bowing, she adds, "Um... thank you for the meat bun."

Well, since Shinobu gets out of the way, Kensou's heel hits the wing instead...  Putting a nice dent in /that/, too.  Ooops.  Actually, he seems to be a bit stuck, given how he's trying to wrench his foot free.  "I saw that goin' better, in my head," he says, grinning sheepishly at Shinobu.  There /are/ no hard feelings, after all, even though the match started out awfully poorly for him.  "An', uh, no problem.  My sifu taught me s'always good to share.  We'll havta fight again sometime, though, you won't be as-" he strains, and finally gets his foot free.  Oh, man.  He hopes they aren't gonna make him pay for that.  "-lucky, next time."  Then, as if on cue, the young man's stomach growls.  Uwah.

Shinobu's eyebrow twitches, and she says, "Lucky?", stepping forward as if to resume her assault, but then catches herself, calming. She rubs her head, and says, "Man, don't underestimate me... I'm strong. I'm gonna be the best!" She then winces, falling back on her butt. "Owwww...", she mumbles, with a sigh. She's been pushing her body pretty hard lately, and feeling every inch of it.

"Didn't say you weren't strong," Kensou replies, shrugging his shoulders.  "You hit pretty hard, an' you're good on defense.  You won fair an' square.  I'm just sayin'..."  And he grins, again.  "...It ain't gonna be the same, next time."  And then, he pushes his way to the edge of the wing, and...  Drops down to the tarmac, stumbling a bit when he gets there.  "So you better watch out!" he calls back up, and then sort of staggers away.  He's hurt!  And he's hungry!  It's hard to tell which is worse.

Log created by Kensou, and last modified on 19:55:41 10/23/2005.