SNF 2005.10 - Hokutomaru vs Kensou

Description: Hokutomaru has a string of bad luck against Sie Kensou. (Winner: Kensou)

So far, the only school arena Sie Kensou has ever fought in was Justice High's, and that was almost a year ago; since then, arenas really haven't been his thing, with only a handful of matches 'big enough' for the Howard Arena... Usually? He just ends up fighting on a street somewhere, or occasionally in a restaurant, or on the wing of a plane, or something. So this, well, this is a change of pace. Wearing his newly redesigned fighting outfit, the Chinese martial artist stands to one side of the sectioned-off fighting area, looking around at the (admittedly impressive) facilities, and the audience within. Yes, for once, Kensou's match gets an audience that isn't just people who happened to be walking by! Instead, there's fame and fortune to be had! The Psycho Soldier is doing some very cursory stretching to keep from accidentally hurting himself during the fight, while waiting for his opponent to show and things to get underway.

Ah, that Taiyo dome! Hokutomaru hasn't fought in any real matches in here yet, so that combined with the fact he's fighting on the campus of the school he goes to makes this doubly exciting for him. He's decided against an overly flashy entrance with smokebombs and fireworks, this time opting to just walk in through the crowd and wave around to everyone as he makes his way to the ring. Of course, he's only marginally well known so there aren't any great cheers or applause when he shows up, but hey, some people at least recognize him as one of today's fighters and give him a cheer. He grins brightly and waves to that specific person. And so he enters the part of the Dome separated from the rest for fighting, looking around and seeing Kensou. He lifts his hand and waves to him, "Hello! I'm Hokutomaru, I'll be fighting against you today!" He walks up to him and then bends down in a small little bow. None of the great excitement he normally shows is outwardly displayed, but there's a rather large glint showing in his eyes.

"...Huh?" wonders Kensou, a bit disbelievingly. Hokutomaru seems awfully... Young! Of course, nevermind that one of Kensou's own teammates is younger, nor that he himself was the boy ninja's age when he competed in the King of Fighters tournament. It's just kind of weird to be seeing it from the other point of view, now. Someone less nice than Kensou would probably laugh - actually, he's a bit tempted to - but it doesn't seem like it's going to happen, this time. He's had quite enough of being underestimated himself, he's not about to do it to someone else. "Hokutomaru, huh?" the Psycho Soldier repeats, scrubbing a hand through his hair as he walks out more properly into the ring. "Well, I'm Sie Kensou," he then says, tightening his gloves and tilting his head from side to side, working those muscles. "An' I'm gonna show you the true power of Chinese kenpo--Ow," apparently, he overdid it on stretching his neck, as he casually pushes his head back up, one side of his neck now slightly sore! That was unwise. Anyway, Kensou drops into a sidelong stance, leading with his left hand, that fist clenched but turned palm upwards; his right fist held closer to his body. That is, of course, until the announcer finishes bringing the audience up to speed, and then the magic word is said: "FIGHT!" ...Which is when Kensou springs immediately into action, racing towards Hokutomaru and then leaping forward, a low horizontal jump, with his left elbow and knee extended towards the boy. If that hits, he twists to bring his right knee to bear next, and then keeps twisting - and turning, moving himself upside down - to bring his left heel down towards the boy's head in a big axe kick. "Uriyaaa-!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou has started a fight here.

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Kensou           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru has joined the fight here.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Hokutomaru with Ryuu Renga.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Hokutomaru grins and nods, "Good to meet you Kensou!" They're both fighters so first names should be fine, right? He takes a hop back and is about ready begin talking again, but that announcer calls out that the fight is ready to begin! Eek! He quickly pops into his defensive stance and tries to leap away, but he just isn't quick enough. Nope! The heel of Kensou's foot comes smashing down on top of the young ninja's head, sending his face smashing into the ground. It isn't very pleased by this, of course, and he peels his face off of the ground. "Ouch!" He hops back a few times and then laughs a bit nervously, "Well... your kenpo-ow is really strong! Hehe, but now I'll show you the power of Shiranui-ryuu Ninjutsu!" He doesn't try anything as dramatic as an axe kick to the top of the head, but rather he scoots forward slowly, inching forward because he doesn't quite know Kensous movements yet, and then throws his weight forward and drops down, one leg extending in front of him as he hits the ground and slides across it in an attempt to kick his feet right out from under him.

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Hokutomaru's Sliding Kick.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0           Kensou

Bouncing back a bit off of his last attack, Kensou lands in a low three-point stance, with both feet and one hand against the ground. As he's getting back up to a more normal stance, well, he's pretty surprised to hear what Hokutomaru refers to. "Shiranui? Y'mean, like, Mai?" he wonders, sounding a little confused... And then here comes the little guy at him, with a slide. Kensou gets hit, there's no denying that, but he drops his front leg down so he's in a half-kneeling position, absorbing the impact rather than end up falling flat on his ass. "Whoa! Not quite," says Kensou with a grin, and he stretches one arm out towards Hokutomaru, aiming to just tap the boy with his open palm; if he manages it, well, then there's a blue flash of Psycho Power, imparting a whole mess of energy on the boy ninja to hurl him backwards and away from Kensou. "Ha-!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Hokutomaru with Sunda.

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

One word comes to Hokutomaru's mind. Ouch. That's the same sort of pain he gets when he's fighting with Alma; that strange energy that he's never really felt before. Well, whatever it is it hurts like hell. The little tap doesn't hurt very much, of course, but the energy that blasts him backwards like a rocket sure does. Not only that, but now he has the ground to deal with. He hits it and rolls limply in true rag doll fashion, his arms flailing a bit before he slides to a stop. He picks himself up and laughs weakly, "Heh heh..." He brushes himself off and then wiggles to get more dust off of himself, causing a slight plume to raise off of him. "Shiranui like Mai, yep! She's my older sister!" He nods a little and then grins to Kensou. "Wanna see what a real Shiranui ninja can do?" He runs forward and tries to get in close proximity to Kensou before pulling out a scroll and lifting it into the air, a wide grin on his face. He then puts it in his mouth and forms his hands into what looks like little guns, holding one in front of his face and the other above his head. Suddenly, huge torrents of winds begin blasting out around him, spinning in a cylindrical whirlwind that will hopefully catch Kensou as the ninja himself spins around and gets lifted up into the air.

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru successfully hits Kensou with Chou Hissatsu Tatsumaki.

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/-------|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

Actually, Kensou really /doesn't/ want to see what a real Shiranui ninja can do. Which would be why he tries to get the /hell/ out of the way when Hokutomaru attempts to demonstrate such; alas, it doesn't really pan out how the Psycho Soldier was hoping, and he's caught in the whirlwind of energy, lifted and battered by the attack before he's finally tossed away and dumped unceremoniously on the ground. "Tch..." he mutters, pushing himself back up to his feet. "Not bad," he calls over towards Hokutomaru, before charging at the boy and hopping off the ground at the last moment, intent on delivering a speedy little airborne kick. "Ya-!"

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru fails to counter Light Kick from Kensou with Rakka-zan.
- Power hit! -

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Hokutomaru       0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           Kensou

Hokutomaru lands on the ground, expecting to see Kensou splayed out with swirlies for his eyes. Except not. Instead, he seems ready and waiting for Hokutomaru with a kick. Well, Hokutomaru can deal with that! All he has to do is pull out his bokken and smack Kensou upside the head with it before he can even get close! Except not. Instead, the young Shiranui gets kicked to the ground and smashes into it. He groans a little and crawls a few paces before picking himself back up off the ground, this time not bothering to dust himself off. He hasn't a clue as to what to do next, so he just puts the bokken away and stands there.

Wincing a bit as he watches Hokutomaru fall, Kensou is briefly conflicted; it's not in his nature to, you know, /beat up little kids/, but at the same time... Can he really afford to lose the momentum he's gained thus far in the fight? The answer, honestly, is a 'no'; not with the cheering in the background, and the cameras watching, and his pride on the line. He's been beaten and battered way too much for his liking, lately. Which is why he hops back from Hokutomaru after the kick, watching the boy get up as he does a backflip, landing - and skidding back a bit - on the balls of his feet and bringing his hands up in front of his face. For the briefest of moments, power gathers; then, Kensou sweeps his hands out, and a sphere of blue-tinged white Psycho Power springs into being, hurtling towards Hokutomaru. "Choukyuudan!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Hokutomaru with Choukyuu Dan.
- Power hit! -

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

Hokutomaru isn't even looking like very much of a fighter today. Does he have something on his mind? The world may never know, unless they ask him, anyway. Still, there really isn't any excuses for performing this badly, and during a prize match too. That sphere shoots towards the red scarfed boy, and he crouches down and jumps up just as fast as his legs can carry him. Unfortunately it's not enough, and gets blasted by the powerful energy and thrown back like a little kid slapping a chess piece across the room. He hits the ground and slides up to one of the cameras, giving a rather nice view of what an annihilated ninja looks like. Nope, he doesn't even look like he's getting up. The medics take a look at him and nods to the announcer. "Kensou Wins!"

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru takes no action.

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Kensou           1/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Hokutomaru can no longer fight.

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Kensou           1/-------/=======|

And that's... That? Kensou blinks owlishly as the kid goes down. and actually looks pretty sheepish, rubbing the back of his head with one gloved hand... Even though he just won the fight. Funny, he doesn't feel all that good about picking up his first SNF singles win. Of course, once they start checking on /him/, and possibly even getting the cameras in his face, the Psycho Soldier puts on a big grin and all that, but dang! He just beat the holy hell out of a kid! He'll have to buy Hokutomaru some meatbuns sometime... They, after all, make everything better. In the meantime, Kensou just tries to enjoy his victory.

COMBATSYS: Kensou has ended the fight here.

Log created by Hokutomaru, and last modified on 08:00:55 10/30/2005.