Neo League 151 - #172: Shinobu vs Kensou

Description: Another rematch for Kensou; this time, he fights Shinobu on a slow boat in China! Wackiness ensues. (Draw Match)

Scenic bluffs, a flowing waterfall, rolling green hills with tall, trees... and certainly warmer than Southtown this time of year. A sunset glitters across the water, and and old man poles a boat across the water lazily. It's the kind of thing you'd expect to end up on a postcard or a painting... even if the fighters involved would probably be excised.

On her end of the boat, Shinobu does her stretches, shifting her weight from leg to leg as she crouches down. She stands up suddenly, putting her hands over her head and leeeeeaning back. Squinting an eye, she sighs, prepping for the battle to come casually.

It's warm enough, at least, for Kensou to switch his usual fighting outfit out for another one; it's mostly just the lack of a jacket in this case, but he's decided to go for something lighter in weight. If he /does/ end up in the drink, he won't feel quite as heavy, you know? So in black shorts and a lightweight, sleeveless hooded white shirt, with his usual Keds running shoes, the Psycho Soldier is ready at the other end of the boat! Or, well, he feels ready, anyway. The last time he fought this girl it didn't go too well, but that was quite some time ago, and he'd like to think he's grown since then.

Kensou steps closer to the middle of the boat, adjusting the wristbands he's wearing with a grin. "Hey, you ready? Don't think I'm gonna be anywhere near as easy t' beat, this time!" he declares confidently (and loudly) before he assumes his usual fighting stance, sidelong with his feet a little over shoulder-width apart, leading with his left fist - that fist turned palm upwards - while his right hand is held closer to his body. Yeah, he's pumped, he's excited! He's ready to kick some ass!


COMBATSYS: Kensou has started a fight here.

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Kensou           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Shinobu has joined the fight here.

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

Shinobu stares at Kensou dumbfoundedly for a moment, and then says, "Huh? Did we fight before? I don't remember..." She looks up to the sky, folding her arms as she ponders the matter, and then seems to conclude. "... oh well, doesn't matter." Then, she slides a foot forward, curling her hands into fists, and grins widely. "Don't lose again, or I'll beat you!" Cue '...'s from the cameramen hidden in the shoreline reeds.

Then, she rushes at Kensou, hopping onto the edge of the hull as she charges forth! The boat tips periously to one side, but as she comes close, she goes into a slide - feet first - across the deck, trying to catch Kensou's arm on the way. What's she up to?

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Shinobu's Spin Crasher.

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

Shinobu tries to yank the arm and then slam a kick into Kensou's back. It doesn't quite work out, but it's a tricky effort!

No, it doesn't quite work out! Kensou is quick on his feet when he doesn't let his innate laziness take over, and this would seem to be one of those times; his arm /does/ get grabbed, though, and yanked a little, but he keeps turning with the force... Shinobu's kick attempt just glances against his back, barely doing any damage, but the Chinese fighter tries to grab her arm in turn, trying to mimic a technique he's seen a lot by using himself as a pivot to attempt and slingshot Shinobu back to the other side of the boat. "Yaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu blocks Kensou's Strong Throw.

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

Though thrown, Shinobu's body twists in Kensou's grasp - and she lands on her feet, setting the boat arock once more. With two quick steps foward, she grins sharply, and then just throws out a straight punch, as if trying to get Kensou a little closer to the edge. No fancy move there - just knuckles and a "YAH!" as she kiais, trying to pressure her foe.

COMBATSYS: Kensou dodges Shinobu's Strong Punch.

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

"Heh, not bad!" Kensou says, as Shinobu manages to recover from the borrowed technique he applied. Well, it's not like that's really his area of expertise to begin with, but hey... No time for congratulations, as there's a fist coming his way. The Psycho Soldier deftly hops back out of the way, further towards his initial end of the boat, bringing his hands up in front of his face as he does so. "Haaa..." Energy gathers quickly, and Kensou sweeps his hands back outwards a split-second later, a crackling sphere of blue-tinged white Psycho Power forming in midair and hurtling towards Shinobu! "Choukyuudan!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shinobu with Choukyuu Dan.

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

Getting nailed hard, Shinobu flies back across the length of the boat, hitting the opposite side. Wincing, she gets up, and narrows her eyes. "Man, that sure is annoying...", she mumbles, and then throws out a punch at the air, before throwing a couple more and then putting her arms up in a guard. "C'mon, c'mon!", she says with a grin.

COMBATSYS: Shinobu gathers her will.

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

Of course, Kensou can hardly hide the pleased look when his attack hits home. He lands easily, and there's Shinobu getting back to her feet and doing /something/. Getting psyched up, apparently! Well, two can play at that game, as Kensou drops back into his fighting stance and turns his focus inwards, tapping some of his deep-down reserves of Psycho Power, though outwardly his attention remains firmly fixed on his opponent.

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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

Shinobu looks confused. "Huh? Are you scared or something?", she says, taking up a casual stance, and then shrugs simply. "Man, whatever. Here I come!" And then, she dashes forward again, quickly skidding to a halt as she creates a small bubble of chi in her palm. It's not too impressive... but then she grabs with her other hand, and stretches it out to almost cover the width of the boat, and, hopefully, Kensou to boot! Whatever getting caught in that bubble means, it can't be good.

COMBATSYS: Kensou interrupts Rumble Pop from Shinobu with Sunda.

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

Hey, uh... That doesn't look good at all. Kensou's focus snaps away from what he was doing, the lion's share of the energy he'd been gathering dissipating uselessly as he rushes at Shinobu and thrusts his right hand forward, palm open. The hand itself doesn't actually strike Shinobu, but what /does/ happen is that another blast of blue-tinged white Psycho Power erupts from his open palm, making that bubble of chi explode - which hurts him too, but a lot less than what she was trying to do, most likely - the psychic blast continuing to throw the girl /away/.

Flung back, Shinobu lands on her rump, skidding a little. "Huh... you sure don't seem like somebody I beat...", she says as she stands up. Then, she hops back... and springs forward with a flying kick. "Waaaaaitaaa!", she cries, trying to disorient Kensou with a quick blow to the jaw. Though she hasn't had much luck so far... the least she can do is try and keep him off-guard.

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Light Kick.

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

"I've been trainin' hard!" Kensou replies, and then he gets kicked in the mush. Yeah, way to show off the fruits of your training there, laughing boy! It's indeed a little disorienting, but not enough to keep him from attacking in return, turning with the force of the hit and then lashing out with a powerful strike with his right hand... Which if he lands, he follows up with a second punch, from his left hand. "Ha-! Yaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu dodges Kensou's Strong Punch.

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

Backpedaling, Shinobu bobs from side to side, and then leans forward. "I've been training, too!" Though she doesn't quite have 'fruits' to show off for it yet, sadly. But she does have a few new moves! Throwing out both hands in a double punch, she tries to nail Kensou as hard as she can! She's going to have to catch up the hard, risky way if she's serious about winning... and that means power. And lots of it!

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Shinobu's Strong Punch.

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

There's only the faintest of annoyed sounds as Shinobu avoids Kensou's punches, and it's not like he's got the time to say much about it since, like any sensible person, she's now trying to punch him back. He manages to get his arms in the way of the double punch, though, deflecting the worst of the impact though the force behind it sends him back a step or two... And then he lunges forward to try and get back inside Shinobu's guard to swing his leg at the girl's midsection, trying to strike her in the gut with his shin. "Hyaa-!!"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu blocks Kensou's Heavy Kick.

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

Catching the knee on her hand, Shinobu lifts off the ground slightly for the impact... before slamming back down to shake the boat up. "Good kick! But I'm not gonna fall down from something like that!" Then, she swings out into a horse stance, lashing out with a backhand towards Kensou! "Waaaita!", she kiais, trying to blast him in the chest with another power attack. If she has a style, it isn't obvious... though the sound of that kiai is a little nostalgic!

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Strong Punch.

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

Aw crap! Kensou tries to get out of the way of the backhand, but he doesn't manage it this time, the blow staggering him to one side, and then he gets hit in the chest, which staggers him back! Ow. "Heh, you sure are enthusiastic," he says, wiping his mouth with the back of one hand. It's not difficult to decide what to do next, as he then rushes right at Shinobu again, throwing his right palm forward again, straight-armed, his left hand bracing against his own right shoulder, and then...!

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shinobu with Senki Hakkei.

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Shinobu          2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Kensou

...There it is. Suddenly, a sphere of almost pure white Psycho Power erupts in the air in front of Kensou, enveloping Shinobu entirely in a punishing blast of energy. The force of it pushes back against Kensou, the soles of his running shoes squeaking as they skid along the bottom of the boat, before finally Kensou can't control the Psycho Power blast any longer, and it pops like a bubble, the last force sending Kensou tumbling back to end up half-seated at the front of the boat, and likely sending poor Shinobu in the opposite direction!

Shinobu gets blown away into the air, tumbling end over end before hitting the far end of the boat. The other end swings up dangerously with the impact, as Shinobu's collision risks the hull itself! The high tip of the other end of the hull snaps off with her impact, though, and she wings it at Kensou, seemingly a last gesture of defiance. Go, wood, go!

COMBATSYS: Shinobu has reached second wind!

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Shinobu          2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Kensou

COMBATSYS: Kensou dodges Shinobu's Large Thrown Object.

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Shinobu          2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Kensou

And Kensou was just getting to his feet when he got that piece of wood chucked at him. Holy crap! The Psycho Soldier's eyes widen, and he stumbles back a bit - but he can't go that way, because that way is the /water/ - and he ducks back... But rather than just let the wood fly over his head, he catches it, and he chucks it right back at Shinobu! Fair is fair, after all. "Hey, you dropped this!"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu dodges Kensou's Large Thrown Object.

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Shinobu          2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Shinobu staggers up with apparent effort, and then water starts to flow out from behind her. Looks like she was plugging a small leak... but any leak is serious on a boat like this! "Eh?", she says in a daze, and stumbles to the side, out of the way of the blow, and she quickly shakes her head. Seemingly oblivious to the state of things, she holds up a fist. "Okay, I've had it!", she declares, stamping a foot and causing more water to burble up. Then, she charges!

As she comes close, she throws out a flurry of punches from both arms, more flailing than anything else. "Yayayayayayayayya!..." The strikes are random, uncontrolled - but very, very fast! Suddenly, she stops, and then just throws out an overhand haymaker. "This is it!", she shouts, trying to blow Kensou back farther across the boat, away from the water.

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Dragon Entry.

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

Has overconfidence bitten Kensou in the ass? This time, yes! He gets smacked around pretty handily by Shinobu's assault, and chucked over to the far side of the boat, ow. "Heh... Dang," he says, slumping back a bit... And then he takes off like a shot, rushing right at Shinobu and leaping into the air, swinging his leg out in a powerful kick that he hopes to catch the girl with before she can recover from that big assault!

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

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

Shinobu gets thrown back into the sinking end, getting well and truly wet. Springing back up, she shimmies - and then winces, bending forward. Looks like that hurt, for certain! But she grits her teeth, growling through her grimace, and then hops forward, landing on her hands and doing a spinning kick, capoeira style... before then suddenly inverting into a helicopter kick! The water washes up against her fingertips, and she pushes off the hull, inverting one last time for a power spin kick! "WaaaaaaaiTA!" It's a move she hasn't used in awhile... but there's no holding back now!

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

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

Nope, no holding back, that's for sure; Kensou doesn't see many alternatives, damaged as he is, so he throws his arms up in the way of the spinning kick, taking most of the force that way, the power of it rocking him back on one foot. "Huaa--!!" Okay, not fun! Good thing he managed to get his guard up. And as for Shinobu herself? Well, he stomps his foot back down, and at the same moment he lashes out with his right fist, trying to catch the girl before she can right herself. "Uryaa--!!"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu blocks Kensou's Quick Punch.

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

Somehow, as Shinobu gets back to her feet, an arm comes up to halt Kensou's punch. "Good try!" Growling, she then hops forward, trying to just smash into Kensou with a shoulder ram. She may be outclassed here, but her soul still burns! Throw in any other cliche you'd like to add, folks!

COMBATSYS: Kensou dodges Shinobu's Strong Punch.

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

Aw, nuts. Kensou is really running out of steam, but he's hoping Shinobu's in the same state... Fact of the matter is, neither of them are in tip-top shape by this point. The shoulder ram, Kensou deals with by, well, not being there, sidestepping Shinobu - and then windmilling his arms, since he almost goes /off the damn boat/ - before twisting around to take a wild swing at the girl. If it lands, he follows it up with a series of successive punches, ending it off with a powerful uppercut. "Huaaa--!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Shinobu with Ryuu Renda.

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

Getting hit hard by the barrage, Shinobu wobbles. Meanwhile, the medical crew gets on a little rubber boat, puttering their way over to the sinking boat, to retrieve the fighters before it sinks. But she then says, "Wow, that's a lot of punches... like this!" With that, she flurries out a number of left-handed punches, trying to nail Kensou. "Yayayayaya!", she cries, trying her mini-sized version of her previous attack. But then, her foot slips on the wood, and she goes tottering backwards. "Ya-"

COMBATSYS: Shinobu can no longer fight.

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Kensou           1/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Shinobu successfully hits Kensou with Rumble Punch.

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Kensou           1/-----==/=======|

Such grace! Such power! Truly, Kensou is the very spirit of kung fu and... Oh crap she's still attacking him! Kensou tries to get out of the way of Shinobu's barrage of punches, but he zigs when he ought to zag, and the already very much weakened Psycho Soldier gets good and nailed, tumbling out of the boat and into the water with a splash. He's still conscious, at least, and treading water... But he's definitely out of the fight. "Geez..."

COMBATSYS: Kensou takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Kensou can no longer fight.

And the little zodiacesque boat with paramedics hauls the two fighters out before they soak, taking them to the shore for medical attention. Shinobu's unconscious, or asleep - its hard to tell which - all of her energy spent. Certainly a closer fight than last time, and something to show on the replays for awhile...

Log created by Kensou, and last modified on 08:57:06 02/02/2006.