Neo League 126 - #128: Shenwoo vs Charlie

Description: A League match on the chilly sands of Sound Beach! Shenwoo and Charlie battle it out in a short match with lots of powerful hits, coming to a rather surprising conclusion! (Draw Match)

It's been a while since Charlie's last league fight; he'd intended to get out and do more, but paperwork and dealing with life have gotten in the way... besides which, he wanted to reflect on his loss to Saishu. Wondering if he's been too reckless, lately, in his fights, or if he's been too conservative, the opposite... It's a tricky question. He'd like to put it to Chun, get her opinion, but she's been busy too.
But when the Neo League officials contacted him abou a fight, he agreed immediately, needing a break from the monotony of life--and besides, he'd heard about Shenwoo... things here and there came to him. Not enough that he'd say he knows the man, but he -has- heard that the man is the 'God of Battle', self-styled though he is... and that sort of confidence alone should make for an interesting fight. So Charlie waits at the beach, conversing casually with one of the league officials, waiting for Shenwoo to show up.

On the other hand, Shenwoo's been fighting League matches quite regularly; he hasn't been able to recover the loss of the commanding lead he took towards the beginning of the League, but given the caliber of opponents he'd been facing, is it really that much of a surprise? People like Kusanagi, and Yagami; like Rose, and Sagat... Well, nobody can say that the tall, lean half-Chinese fighter doesn't take risks. Quite eagerly, in fact.

So, the 'God of Battle' finds himself here, on the beach - even if it is the dead of winter - for his first fight of 2006, his eyes hidden by designer sunglasses while he chews some gum, striding to the intended fighting zone and tugging his gloves tighter. "So," the slightly feral looking young man says, glancing around. "Where's the guy I'm supposed to be fighting?" Yeah, he's eager to get down to business, as it were... Nothing beats the rush of a good battle, especially against an opponent whose strength is an unknown quantity to Shen. And, judging by the way he slips into his casual boxing stance, he's definitely ready to go.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo has started a fight here.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-------|

Charlie turns, hearing Shen proclaim himself in a rather unsubtle manner. As advertised, Shen doesn't like to screw around; Charlie can respect that, so he turns and tosses an informal salute Shen's way.
"That's me," he says, stretching a bit before walking into the 'arena' marked out in the sand and taking up his spot. League officials are already in motion after Shen shows up, so the cameras are on and the announcer ready; Charlie waits for Shen to get to his spot, as the announcer does; then, with little fanfare, the announcer shouts, "FIGHT!"
Charlie grins and raises his hands, taking up a similar stance--then takes off in a quick dash, kicking up a cloud of dust as he opens up the fight with a reaching grab, intending to get a grapple on Shenwoo--and if he does, he'll swing the God of Battle up and around in a classic suplex.

COMBATSYS: Charlie has joined the fight here.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Charlie

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo blocks Charlie's Dragon Suplex.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0          Charlie

Subtlety is not Shenwoo's strong point, by any stretch of the imagination. He takes off his sunglasses once Charlie proclaims himself, at least, before resuming his right-leading stance, and then there's that call of 'fight', and Charlie is first off the block! So anyway, the lean young man gets grabbed and suplexed, but rather than hitting his head, he strikes the ground with his tattooed forearms, pushing off of them to land on his feet, in a low crouch; then, he's twisting around, and launching out of that crouched position in the blink of an eye, hurling himself with surprising speed at Charlie, his beringed left fist extended right for the American's face. "RAAAAAH!!"

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Charlie with Gekiken.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0          Charlie

Charlie is punched in the face, thusly; his arms splay as he falls, slapping them down against the sand to absorb the impact and allow him to kip back up to his feet. He grins, apparently not too damaged by the punch, despite the ring.
"Good punch," he comments, even as he's making his own reply; the kip turns into a miniature somersault, Charlie's feet suddenly slashing the air, aimed for Shenwoo's body; not only his heels, but his chi is suddenly present too, carving out an arc as well, flaring out.

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo endures Charlie's Somersault Shell.

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Shenwoo          1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0          Charlie

"Just gettin' started'," says Shenwoo to Charlie's comment; and then he does something that most people would probably term 'crazy', standing his ground against Charlie's attack. "Ghhk--!!" it hurts like hell, but Shenwoo has what he needs: An opening. With Charlie still flipping, Shenwoo rears back briefly and then /explodes/ forward again, but this time the speed is a whole new level, the berserker's figure blurring, difficult to follow as it crosses the brief difference between the two fighters. Again, it's a rushing punch, but with the fearsome new speed, and a shockwave of energy enveloping Shenwoo's fist, surrounding his body, turning him almost into a sort of living missile. "SHYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!"

COMBATSYS: Charlie fails to interrupt Zetsu Gekiken from Shenwoo with Step Kick.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-------|=====--\-------\0          Charlie

*BOOM* No, that's not a sonic boom... quite. It -is- the sound of Charlie getting tagged and thrown back to tumble across the sand. And he'll be there for a few seconds, before he rises. His pleasant grin is gone now, replaced with an intensifying gaze, his attention fully on Shenwoo now; oftentimes it takes some damage before Charlie really gets into a fight and enjoys it a lot. He spits out some phlegm, then beckons to Shenwoo, silently.

Well, then let's consider that Shenwoo's 'wake up call' for Charlie? The berserker grins wildly at the other fighter's change in expression, though really he's been grinning like that the whole time, flexing his hands after that powerful punch. "And we're just getting started!!" the younger man laughs, charging forward as he's beckoned on by the American. So what's Shenwoo gonna do now, huh? Actually, he skids to a stop in the stand not far from Charlie, and thrusts both of his fists forward in a sort of simultaneous punch, aimed at smashing both those fists into the other man's torso rather painfully. "ORA!!"

COMBATSYS: Charlie interrupts Strong Punch from Shenwoo with Somersault Shell.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0          Charlie

It was just the chance that Charlie was looking for; a twist and Shenwoo's fists just strike a glancing blow. Not so for Charlie; he pushes off the ground, right leg slicing up through Shen's body heel-first, cold white chi exploding just behind the heel. The momentum carries Charlie around and up, into a reversed somersault, his left leg cutting through the same area a moment later--and Charlie is turning to face the direction he just kicked Shen.

And that's a mighty powerful attack, all right; Shenwoo is again rocked by Charlie's attack, with the kicking and the chi, but it's not like he's about to give up, you know? Instead, the younger man lets out a barking laugh, and then twists right around on a heel, swinging his other foot around in a big, big kick, trying to catch Charlie as he lands! Some boxer Shenwoo is, huh? "NOT ENOUGH!!"

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo successfully hits Charlie with Fusen Kyaku.
- Power hit! -

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Shenwoo          0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1          Charlie

Charlie gets crunched by that kick--quite badly, in fact, as he's once again thrown back. It's certainly been a bold fight on the side of both fighters; Charlie catches himself before he falls, his hands dragging in the sand to slow himself down, twisting his body and dropping his legs to stop himself, ending up crouched in the sand. He stays where he is, crouched, eyes narrowing, trying to read what Shenwoo intends next.

COMBATSYS: Charlie focuses on his next action.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1          Charlie

That's what Shenwoo is talkin' about! He twists around with the force of his own kick, ending up with both of his feet back on the ground again. "Heh," Shen chuckles, his wide, feral grin persisting. At least he's managing to give as good as he gets, or close enough. With Charlie showing obvious caution and sizing him up, the berserker does something usual for him, and... Does pretty much the same thing, watching Charlie with his dark eyes, paying close attention to the other fighter's movements...

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo focuses on his next action.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1          Charlie

That has to draw a grin from Charlie; apparently the boxer isn't -just- a berserker. That's good, it shows intelligence... but Charlie won't wait around forever. Like Shen, he has his impatient streaks. Suddenly, he rises from his crouch, chi flaring quickly, sheathing his arms; that doesn't last, however, as he lashes out with his arms, right, left, right, left, right, slinging wide, spinning arcs of 'sonic' chi flaring out at Shenwoo. He doesn't have much to say at this point; trashtalk is best left before the fight, and he's already complimented Shen once.

COMBATSYS: Charlie successfully hits Shenwoo with Sonic Break.
Glancing Blow

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Shenwoo          1/------=/=======|==-----\-------\0          Charlie

That doesn't look like something Shenwoo wants to get hit by, honestly; so, he's going to do his best to get the /hell/ out of the way. So there's those waves of chi slashing through the air towards him, and he dives out of the way... But he doesn't quite manage it, still getting hit; just nowhere near as badly as Charlie was hoping. Shenwoo rolls and twists when he hits the ground, and then he starts rushing towards Charlie again, throwing himself into yet /another/ rushing punch at the American fighter with frightening speed behind it, that shockwave once again riding on his extended left fist as he blurs towards Charlie. "GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!"

COMBATSYS: Charlie fails to interrupt Zetsu Gekiken from Shenwoo with Step Kick.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0          Charlie

And once again--Charlie gets blasted away by that rushing punch, going tumbling along the ground again... he just lays there for a long, long moment, finding breathing hard. Not impossible, but hard. In all honesty, he isn't sure he wants to get up, but his pride won't let him just take the fall, not like this... so he pushes himself back to his feet. Dog-tired, in serious pain, but still standing...

Bouncing back from the 'recoil' of that quite effective Zetsu! Gekiken, Shenwoo isn't looking too great either. The brawler breathes raggedly, his shoulders heaving... Oh, he's pretty much spent here, burning the candle at both ends to deal with a strong opponent like Charlie here. "So, let's see this through!!" the Shanghai-born fighter shouts, running towards Charlie once again as the other man gets up, twisting around to thrust one leg out straight, trying to smash his heel into Charlie's gut and finish the fight. "ORA!!"

COMBATSYS: Charlie endures Shenwoo's Saikouhou-Geki.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0          Charlie

Charlie--he's just too tired to even think abou getting out of the way. The assault of punches and that final headbutt will do him in, for sure; but he's not out -quite- yet... desperately he attempts to grab hold of Shen and flip over, where he can knee Shen in the side again and again... but hit or miss he's out thereafter.

COMBATSYS: Charlie can no longer fight.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Charlie successfully hits Shenwoo with Knee Gatling.

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Shenwoo          0/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Shenwoo can no longer fight.

And Shenwoo tries to get out of the way of Charlie's kneeing attack, but no such luck...! Instead, the berserker gets battered by the American's last gasp, barely managing to roll out of the way when Charlie falls. But, Shenwoo isn't getting back up either, laying on his back on the sand, staring semi-consciously up at the sky as the League official begins to count. Soon, though, it's determined that neither of them can continue, and the fight is resolved in a double knockout!

Log created by Shenwoo, and last modified on 19:30:25 01/06/2006.