Neo League 151 - #166: Dan vs Frei

Description: Fighting Frei on a Korean farm, Dan establishes a hierarchy: his feet > Frei's face, but Frei's chi > 8x10 glossies. (Winner: Frei)

League Fight after League Fight, and Dan is in a world of torment. After his really recent defeat in Southtown, a few bottles of Smelling salts later and an Epi-Pen to stop the human reaction to 'AGH FRIGGIN' bees. Dan stands waiting for the fight to get rolling in his classic Gi, with his classic stance already in full effect, in addition to his classic face full of painful welts.
Wait, that's not classic about Dan. That's not classic about Dan at all.
Ah well, no matter what Dan is willing to take on any challenger anywhere even if it's nature. Or giant black bears. Saikyo-Style is the underdog, and the ubermensch!

It's a National Geographic sort of picture the cameras zoom into as they get ready to film this mightiest of league battles. Away from the bustling urban metrpoloises... metropoli... CITIES of Korea are the vast green plains, where farmers grow the crops that feed the people in the metro... cities. Look, don't judge me. One such farm is a terraced affair, set into verdant hills. Staggered steps of ring-like fields where soy and rice are grown form a panorama of green and blue as far as the eye can see, farmers pulling their rice hats down to shade from the afternoon sun as they bring in the crops.
Oh yeah, and Frei is there too, looking... well, he didn't get stung by a shitload of bees or anything but Yuri Sakazaki did hit him in the face four or five times, once with her ass. So he's been in better shape. But a quick healer he be, much like dan, and he gives a wave to the Saikyo master as he enters the designated fight area. The monk smiles, then looks pleasantly surprised. "Hey, it's that pink guy." Beat. "What the hell happened to your face?"

Dan looks at Frei, and in regards to his question says, "Bees. Bees everywhere. They were in my nose. In my hair. Fortunately there were no bees in my Underwear. The bees were the most violent opponent I've ever seen! I've learned a lot from them. It's unfortunate that you'll have to face my new Saikyo-Ryuu 'Bee Style' techniques. But I have to show them to the world. It's fate. It's destiny....
bouncing on his feet, and preparing to fight, he finishes, "It's...Bee-stingy." Then he motions for Frei to come at him. The Bee battle has bee-gun! OH HO HO HO HO HO

COMBATSYS: Dan has started a fight here.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|

Whoa. The man named his style 'Saikyo'. That's pretty gutsy! Frei actually does look pretty impressed. "Yeah... bees. Well, you know... if it gets too bad we can reschedule or something. And I'll, uh, try not to hit you in the beehive, as it were." Getting into a loose tai chi stance, Frei tosses off a jaunty salute to Dan. "I've been hoping to see your style ever since I happened on your youth league thingy. This should be fun! Good luck to you."
And... well, he beckoned, so in Frei's playbook that means it's okay to come out swinging. Which he does! Well, not swinging, because Frei is a grappler by nature. Instead he rushes forward, looking to snag Dan by the arm and tug him down to the ground behind him in a simple aikido-type throw. "Float like a butterfly, right? Stin... alright, sorry."

COMBATSYS: Frei has joined the fight here.

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Frei             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Dan

COMBATSYS: Frei successfully hits Dan with Medium Throw.

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Frei             0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0              Dan

As Dan is snagged by the arm, still making the 'C'mon' signal with his hand, he looks over at Frei and blinks twice before he finds himself on the ground, looking up at the sky with a dumbfounded look on his face. This look is only given for a second, before Dan spins onto his legs, and rolls away from Frei, getting to his feet and launching himself backwards in the exact reverse of his aerial roundhouses. "BACKWARDS DAN DAN KICK STINGER STYLE ALPHA! Y'SHAAAAAAAAAAA!"
Okay, Dan. Lay off the Sake.

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Frei with Dankuu Kyaku.

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Frei             0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0              Dan

Backwards whatnow? Frei blinks at the invocation of the movename, and turns around just in time to find Dan's first reverse roundhouse aimed right at his face. He gets about a tenth of a second to look shocked before it connects, then is followed by two more, knocking the relatively light monk well off his feet and onto the ground off in the distance, where he remains for a good long while, staring at the clouds and identifying their shapes. It's this thing he does. "I'm sorry, Cloud Mario..." he mumbles. "But our princess is another castle."
After a bit, Frei gets back to his feet and ehes at Dan in embarrassment. "My god that hurt. Is that one of the Saikyo-style secret techniques?" he asks, hands cupped in front of him and gathering a blue-white sphere of chi. "Not very graceful, but it packs a wallop!" Once the sphere is done, Frei hurls it at Dan, snapping his finger when it gets close.
The sphere bursts into a hail of ice shards.
Shaped like bees.
Sometimes, Frei's control over his chi can be a little unnerving.

COMBATSYS: Dan slows Hyoushou Rengeki from Frei with Premium Sign.

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Frei             0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0              Dan

Seeing the ball come towards him, Dan pulls out an 8x10 Glossy to sign. Unfortunately, the ice-ball breaks. And Dan is forced to sign myriad glossies. Each of them reading "I Love Bees!" Several of the shards break through his perfected Bee defense system. But the brunt of the attack is fortunately stopped by his quick thinking, and his quick penmanship.
The area now cluttered with dozens of Dan Hibiki pictures.%b%bIt's too bad he's not a big celebrity in Korea. Those would probably fetch upwards of FIVE DOLLARS each on eBay.

Astonishingly, Dan... actually cuts down Frei's signature chi attack with... glossies. One floats forlornly into the monk's hand, and he looks at it, blinking in confusion. Somewhat. "Are you an idol too, or something?" He grins at Dan. "You must be. I've never seen such fast penmanship." Balling his hands into fists and pushing his arms down to his sides, Frei summons up his energy, something he feels is appropriately dramatic. "Let's see what else you have!" he encourages. "Haaaaaaaa!" The wind picks up, resonating with Frei's chi!
It blows a glossy right into his face!

COMBATSYS: Frei gathers his will.

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Frei             1/-----==/=======|====---\-------\0              Dan

Dan smiles and says, "Well, I have a lot of things! All inspired today, just by the way of the warrior! For example!!!"
With the sharpie still in his hand, Dan throws it up in the air and puts his hands up, "UNTORTURED SOUL OF SAIKYO RYUU! STINGER STYLE!"
He turns around, and lets the sharpie fall through the air, before he thrusts his butt out at it, and sends it flying for Frei.

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Dan's Thrown Object.

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Frei             1/----===/=======|====---\-------\0              Dan

You'd think it'd be the easiest thing in the world to just reach out and snag a marker out of the air. Even... if it's ass-powered. So Frei tries to do that: he snaps out a hand and makes a grab for the sharpie... which is sort of stopped, but amazingly, snaps his hand back with such force he hits himself in the face. "...your hidden powers amaze me, Mr. Hibiki," the monk offers, sounding... confused, perhaps. But now he's left with a Sharpie, and Dan has succeeded in keeping Frei at a distance. So, he does the only thing he can think of: he encases the sharpie in a big chunk of clear ice, and then hurls the entire affair back at Dan. "Catch!"

COMBATSYS: Dan endures Frei's Large Thrown Object.

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Frei             1/---====/=======|======-\-------\0              Dan

Dan reaches his hand out, and lets the ball of ice roll into it, slide up his arm, roll across his shoulders and roll into his other hand, shivering all the while as the ice chills him to the very core. This projectile dance having come to a happy close as opposed to other wars he's been in.
Grinning, he cracks the ice like an egg, and puts his sharpie back into his Gi, "Thank you for returning my things! You're an honest monk. I salute you. I'll even let you try to test your mighty attacks against Saikyo. Try your all. I won't even flinch! Let's see what you have!"

COMBATSYS: Dan gathers his will.

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Frei             1/---====/=======|=======\==-----\1              Dan

Hey, that was kinda neat! And Dan seems to be enjoying himself, so Frei doesn't have a problem clapping. "You're very dextrous, Mr. Hibiki," he compliments, smiling like a big dork. "Is that one of the tenets of Saikyo? It sounds like a really creative discipline." Creative is something Frei appreciates, after all. Cracking his knuckles, Frei grins. "Alright... I guess I'll give this a shot." Dashing in, the monk makes a grab for Dan's arm and left hip at the same time. It's not as fast as the throw from before, but there's a good chance it's going to cause some pain if it lands...

COMBATSYS: Frei successfully hits Dan with Ame no Murakumo.

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Frei             1/-======/=======|=======\====---\1              Dan

Well. If he can get purchase? Frei grins, shouting "Allez-oop!", then leaps into the air, carrying Dan with him, almost like a ninja's mozu-otoshi headrop. However, at the apex of the jump, the monk suddenly inverts position, handstanding on Dan's shoulders and then blasting him into the ground with a pulse of wind chi.

Dan is pushed into the ground and is knocked down, bouncing backwards on his rear end, and gritting his teeth sternly. He doesn't flinch, just as he said he would, giving Frei a free hit in the middle of a league fight with no regard to his own safety or winningness
As he regains himself, now at the right range, and the right angle, he snaps his hand backward from his seated position, the fist gathering cyan flame onto it like a piece of flypaper inside of a horse barn. It then snaps forward and Dan calls out, "GADOUKEN!"
Fireball city, population: Frei.

COMBATSYS: Frei dodges Dan's Gadouken.

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Frei             1/-======/=======|=======\====---\1              Dan

Chi! Yes, as he lands from his throw technique, Frei is poised to defend some sort of rising attack, as is typical after he pulls out that maneuver. He was predicting some sort of... punch, possibly of the dragon kind. Or a big flaming kick like Fei Long's. Something. What he gets is a projectile coming right at his face. Thus unprepared, Frei is forced to try and abortively dodge a different way in midair. It does work; Dan's Gadouken shears by Frei's torso by mere centimeters. The downside is he doesn't have time to land safely, and facefirsts right into the dirt, where he stays for a good long while, head partially buried in the fertile earth.
Long seconds pass.
Erupting from the ground in a storm of dirt, Frei leaps to his feet, cackling like a lunatic. "I MEANT to do that!" he bellows, clearly lying. Rubbing the soil from his eyes, he regards Dan with respect. "Wow, chi techniques too. What else you got?"

COMBATSYS: Frei focuses on his next action.

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Frei             1/-======/=======|=======\====---\1              Dan

Dan blinks at Frei's enthusiasm, "What else has Saikyo got to offer? Everything. Punches. Kicks. Punches. Uh... Uh."
He starts thinking seriously about the question and then puts his finger up as he says, "Ooh Hey, how bout this?"
Launching himself forward, he tries to grab Frei around the shoulders. Should that part of the plan go off without a hitch, he'll hurl the monk over his own shoulders in a parabola. Should it not work? Well, that'll be pretty awkard, because it will most assuredly look like he's trying to hug someone.
So Lonely, Saikyo-Master? So Lonely?

COMBATSYS: Frei endures Dan's Seoi Nage.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=====--\1              Dan

Well. If you can't be with the one you love... love the one you're with.
Frei, for his part, seems genuinely interested in what Saikyo has to offer. Why? He spent the last six years living mostly in a cave in China. Thus he offers very little resistance to Dan as the Saikyo master walks up and chucks him into the air with the greatest of ease! Frei's fairly light, after all. However, as he lands the monk throws out a hand, catching himself and barely touching the ground before springing right back at Dan, foot extended in a high-angled axe kick, a crescent of flame erupting in the path of the attack. "Throws too!" he adds cheerfully.

COMBATSYS: Dan blocks Frei's Kouen no Tsurugi.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\======-\1              Dan

"Yes, Throws and, ahah!"
Dan speaks excitedly as he throws his hands up to block the incoming kick, ducking out of the way of the erupting flame and whistling, "You're like a weather machine, mister monk! Why... Throws, and..."%b%bHe drops Frei's ankle and puts his finger up, "And violent shining uppercuts! It's like in these league fights I'm a league teacher, check it out, but only if you can't dodge it or fight back!"
Dan corkscrews his body down into a very tight ball, before launching upward at the close monk, spinning in a three-hundred sixty degree turn that looks violent. In addition, his fist tries to contact anything it can and drag the monky along for the ride.

COMBATSYS: Frei blocks Dan's Kouryuken.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=====--\1              Dan

Don't know what to say the monkey won't do.
Blinking in surprise, Frei has only a split second to react as he comes off his own attack, and he frantically throws out a forearm to block Dan's fist... and immediately is forced to shake it out afterwards. The man in the pink^H^H^H^Hgreen gi hits pretty damn hard. "...ow," Frei eloquently adds. "You hit pretty hard, guy! Where does the shining come in, though?" Silly Frei. Dan has to do that 7 more times. Then... it will flash. Deciding not to press the attack, the monk presses his hands together and pushes outward slowly, tai chi style, centering himself. There's no flareup of chi this time, but it's clear that the motion is invigorating a slightly tired-looking Frei. "Weather machine, huh... never heard it put that way, but I guess it applies! I've got more tricks than that up my sleeve, though!"

COMBATSYS: Frei gathers his will.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\=====--\1              Dan

Dan points and says, "Hey! You think Saikyo-Ryuu has run out of tricks too? Saikyo is the trickiest, best, purest, and most envigorating style ever! In fact, a day without Saikyo is a day without knowing your true self. After this league fight, you should sign up to learn it full time. You'll be surprised at what you can do afterwards. Why. With the right training, you'll be able to do this!"
Dan leaps into the air, bringing his fist forward and screaming, "YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
Just before he lands? his foot comes out at the bottom of Frei's legs, an attempt to knock the monk off balance.
Good Times, Good Times.

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Frei with Light Kick.

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Frei             2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=======\======-\1              Dan

Usually, this chi-gathering stance is a good defensive payoff for Frei. He can quickly go from centering himself to defensive posture in no time flat. Unless the attack is somewhat unorthodox in nature, such as this one. Frei heard the kiai, and was expecting a Dan Dan Boot to the Head. Instead he got Dan Dan Boot to the Shin, which sends him down to the ground, *hard*. Looks like that stung.
"...I could probably already do that," Frei admits, laying on the ground. The question here is: can Dan sense the gathering, powerful chi swirling around Frei's right hand? "Though I doubt I could have hit quite so hard. Maybe I will study Saikyo a bit. It seems like a reliable style."
He smiles goofily. THEN he sits up, bolt upright like Frankstein hit with lightning, his right hand glowing a number of different colors as he attempts to get it right by Dan's sternum. No touching required, just proximity. And if he can pull it off? The glow is replaced by a huge forceblast, elemental powers compressed into a tiny space and then released, the air rippling with the force of it. "TASTE THE RAINBOW!" Frei bellows gleefully.

COMBATSYS: Frei successfully hits Dan with Fukami Reikai.

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Frei             0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2              Dan

Dan is sent flying into a ricefield, flailing his arms wildly and screaming incoherently at the top of his lungs.
A lot of the syllables sound like vowels. Long, delicious vowels. Full of lyrical vowel qualities that make screaming them quite a bit of fun.
When he lands, he dives into a roll and grits his teeth, "Ah! Free lessons are over, you'd be a brown-belt for sure with those techniques already in your repetoire of fighting spirit! But hey, let's go back to the classics, so you can study them. You saw the backwards style! How bout!!"
Twisting back on his hip and then flying forward, sailing through the air. Dan let's loose with another series of Aerial Roundhouses, "DAN DAN KICK!"

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Frei with Dankuu Kyaku.

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Frei             1/------=/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2              Dan

Well... maybe Frei just learns in reserve or something. Mainly because he sees the kicks coming, and he makes the EFFORT to get out of the way, he really does. They're not particularly fast, so it should be easy. It... isn't, by a long shot. Frei's looking pretty bad once the kicks finish. Apparently Dan lifts weights. With... his feet. The last kick boots Frei right into the distance, where he lays on his back again. "Not this castle either, Cloud Mario," he mumbles. "And stop tugging Cloud Luigi's moustache."
Frei may be bowed, but he's unbroken. As he gets up he rubs his face with both hands, then grins at Dan. "My god, that hurts. Plus... yeah. Pain. But! I'm not done just yet!" Holding his hands palm-in over his chest, Frei creates a glittering sphere of orange-red energy about the size of a baseball. Holding it up in front of his face with one hand, the monk... breathes on it, the ball wobbling unsteadibly through the air until it gets close to Dan, where it stops.
Frei grins. "Say cheese!"
KABLAM. The ball suddenly explodes into a massive array of gold/red/orange chi fireworks!

COMBATSYS: Dan slows Hizashi Ronde from Frei with Premium Sign.

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COMBATSYS: Dan can no longer fight.

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Frei             0/-------/------=|

Dan, pulls up a picture of himself and says, "You know what? In five days, you come to the Dojo, and we'll learn you some moves, in the meantime. Enjoy this picture of DAN HIBIKI as your trial gift!
As the firework Chi explodes around him, Dan disappears like Ninja.
Though, really he's in one of the Farmer's huts, sleeping like a baby.
Frei wins by beating him, and forefit. So it's like Frei wins twice, when a normal man would win but only once.
Go Frei!

Log created by Frei, and last modified on 14:35:30 01/27/2006.