Neo League 251 - #260: Kensou vs Sean

Description: A cataclysmic clash in the arcade in Southtown Village! Can Psycho Power overcome basketballs?! Why yes, yes it can. (Winner: Kensou)

Today things are about to get hot.
Things are about to get hardcore.
Some might even say it's about to get SERIOUS up in this piece. Spring days like these aren't for the weak of heart, particularly if you're in the arcade area of the Village Mall where it's nice and air conditioned, and from 8pm till midnight you can play all the games you want for like twenny bucks!
So uh, only for the weak of heart if you're not good at DDR. Lights spinning, sirens whining, heavy bass in the air, this spot is just too much. The area where there's usually air hockey tables and whack-a-mole has been cleared out to provide space aplenty for the two fighters who are going to be bringing the house down tonight. And we mean plenty because lately the Pac Man machine has been meeting a not-so-fun fate with fireballs.
Already here is Sean Matsuda, sporting his bright golden-yellow martial arts gi, and in his hands the latest issue of 'Awesome Man'. Since his opponent whom he had never heard of before doesn't seem to be present yet, he can catch up on this very exciting issue where he does battle with 'Bad Man'. "Oooooh, Awesome Man is in trouble now," he mumbles to himself, flipping a page.

The crowd isn't really impressed, they still haven't torn away from their games quite yet. Sad. :(

Obviously, Sean isn't a very good draw, is he? And how could he be, when he's dressed like BIG BIRD, anyway?! So it's high time a real name showed up for this fight, and here comes Sie Kensou, ready and raring to KICK SOME ASS. The Chinese fighter runs right into the arcade, and promptly trips, tumbling ass over teakettle into the area set aside for tonight's clash of the titans, which of course shows in a very dramatic and dynamic way that both the opponents are here and people should pay attention!

"Geez, who put that... Thing there?!" Kensou demands, except he totally tripped over his own feet, because he was running late. But either way, he pushes himself up to his feet, and cracks his knuckles before tugging his gloves tighter, pointing right at his apparent opponent... SEAN! "Okay, buddy, I hope you're ready for a lesson in pa--Oh, hey, is that the atest issue of 'Awesome Man'?!" Distraction is a terrible thing. Giving his head a shake to remind himself of the matter at hand, Kensou then coughs into one hand. "Uh, like I was sayin', I'm Sie Kensou, an' you're gonna get your butt whipped by the power of Chinese Kenpo!!" And then, he gets into his stance. Oh yeah!

Splat. Were Sean paying full attention, he'd probably already be on the floor laughing his butt off after that huge tumble- that probably would have killed a lesser man! Instead he just glances to the other boy, and grins a bit.
Following the assault of words from Kensou though, and not only that, some people are starting to pay attention to a more familiar face, he calmly closes the comic book, rolls it up, and tucks it into his gi top, "Yeah man! In this issue, Awesome Man's really got his hands full facing against Bad Mans goons, I was just getting to the good part!" a hand extended to make a come'ere motion, he grins even broader, "Sean Matsuda, the next U.S. Martial Arts champion right here, baby. And no offense, but I'm gonna have to end your Chinese Kempo quickly so I can get back to my reading! You ready? I don't think you're ready. You ready? Huh? Huh? You ready?"

COMBATSYS: Sean has started a fight here.

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Sean             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Kensou has joined the fight here.

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Sean             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Kensou

"Don't spoil it! I haven't read it yet!!" the Psycho Soldier declares angrily, because seriously, man. That's not cool, /spoilers/. Kensou then grins a little, and nods that he /is/ in fact ready, and then the League official gives the signal to go, which means... Game on!!

Kensou lunges forward immediately, leading with his off hand in an attempt to put said hand in Sean's face - i.e., all up in his proverbial grill - to distract him from what his /other/ hand is doing. And Kensou's /other/ hand is charging with blue-tinged white energy, which when he gets close enough results in the Chinese martial artist unloading a big huge punch with his right hand, striking with both fist and Psycho Power simultaneously! "Uryaa--!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Sean with Ryuu Sougeki.

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Sean             0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0           Kensou

".. Spoilers, eh?" Sean says with a bit of a grin, almost as if conteplating actually spoiling the story-arc but you know what? That really just isn't cool, and he hasn't even met anyone else in Southtown who was into the series, better to get on his good side, right?
Anyway Sean drops into his own seemingly rushed stance, and shakes his head, "Nah man, just step back and take a moment to chill. Step back, you ain't ready, trust me you ain't rea- OH CRAP!" yeah, Sean falls for it. He's paying attention to one hand and not the other and next thing he knows just POW, that big punch just blows him right out of the proverbial water, sending him up, twirling a bit, and then crashing hard on his back, sliding along the shiny floor a bit, "... ow, man, what the heck is this guy eating?" oh hey would you check that out? Turns out he landed right next to 'Shoot for Three' a popular basketball game! Getting to his feet, he reaches backward, "Hey that wasn't half bad but," he whips his arm forward, a little white basketball spinning wildly toward his opponent, "Think fast!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou overcomes Basketball from Sean with Choukyuu Dan.

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Sean             0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0           Kensou

Recoiling back from the force of the punch, Kensou exhales a slow breath, and man, that was pretty cool, wasn't it? "Heheheh, I didn't think that was gonna work," he says half to himself, getting ready again, and oh crap here comes... A basketball? Seriously? He's almost tempted to try and kick it back at the other fighter, but rather than risk it... He goes for an old favourite.

"Haaaaah..." mutters Kensou, bringing his hands up in front of his face as he charges energy quickly, concentrating, focusing... And then he suddenly releases it, sweeping his hands out and forming a crackling sphere of blue-tinged white Psycho Power, that rockets forward - annihilating the basketball - and keeps heading right towards Sean! "Choukyuudan!!"

COMBATSYS: Sean overcomes Choukyuu Dan from Kensou with Large Thrown Object.

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Sean             0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Sean always has a back-up plan! Well.. At least in the case of with his trusty basketball, what fighters these days doesn't have a fireball, right? Now if only that trick worked on Sakura, the world would be a better place! "Ooooooh," the brazillian murmurs, almost in awe, and then he gets into action, slamming his hand down on the basketball game, and with a loud grunt, -whips- the machine (that's conveniently on wheels) right at the blast of energy! Of course, it tears the entire machine in half, Sean managing to leap out of the way as his own projectile makes a beeline toward Kensou, "Initiate energy dodging! WOAH!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou dodges Sean's Large Thrown Object.

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Sean             0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0           Kensou

Not... This time! Kensou stands his ground, though, a little surprised at the tactic Sean has chosen to defend himself from the energy blast, but rather than actually try to get out of the way, he actually /catches/ the arcade machine, which has fortunately slowed from the earlier impact with the psychic blast. "Hey! You should be more careful, or they'll make us pay for this stuff!!" he shouts over at Sean, pushing the basketball game out of the way, and dropping into a low stance. "C'mon, show me what'cha got!" he taunts, gesturing for Sean to come on, as Kensou himself is surrinded by whirling energy, drawing on his reserves of Psycho Power!

COMBATSYS: Kensou gathers his will.

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Sean             0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0           Kensou

Sean tumble, and he's on his feet- All right! Or.. Maybe not so all right, as Kensou's dealt with his distraction a little too easily. Lame. But Sean is far from done of course, he giving a nod of his head, "Yeah good point, but a fighter's gotta make use of his surroundings, you know?"
And what the heck is that Kensou's doing now? Gathering up power for some h00g attack? It makes him sweat a bit, but then again this is a pretty good opportunity! "All right, but you asked for it!" he yells, sprinting toward the other boy with left fist drawn back, a little extra bit of kick in his step as he thinks its a pretty good opening! If he can, a light glow of his own aura flashes for a moment and he attempts to hit Kensou in the gut, sending him upward, "SHORYUU!" and then he twists his hips, rocketing upward with a not-quite-fiery uppercut to finish the ride, "CANNON!!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou blocks Sean's Shoryu Cannon.

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Sean             0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Hm, that looks like it would probably hurt, you know? Kensou sees the attack coming - from that proverbial 'mile away' - but he doesn't even make the slightest move to get out of the way. Instead, his forearms cross and he takes the hit there instead of his gut, letting the initial impact blast him back out of the way of the rest of Sean's dangerous-looking technique. "Not bad, not bad!" Actually, that kinda stung... But Kensou's not about to let up, instead taking a quick step forward, as Sean comes back towards the ground, and unleashing his leg in a kick right at the Brazilian fighter's midsection. "Hyaa--!!"

COMBATSYS: Sean blocks Kensou's Heavy Kick.

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Sean             0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0           Kensou

Sean probably doesn't let it show too much, but he's pretty shocked that Kensou was able to fend off his combination. The only thing he's sure of though, is that even defended it's still left a mark, and he has to somehow take advantage of it, "Same to you!" the kick? A little more in his alley, and it shows as he crouches and holds up his arm, the kick smacking plum into his red gloves with a plesent smack, the block backed up with his other hand too of course! "That's just the beginning though, HAH!" another shot is fired, Sean throwing a jab at Kensous midsection, which is followed by another uppercut as he gets to his feet, "Feel it?? Sean's comin' atcha!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou parries Sean's Medium Punch!

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

But Kensou isn't just going to stand there and get punched, naturally; instead, he lunges forward, knocking Sean's jab aside easily and presumably breaking the rhythm of the rest of the Brazilian's combination! "I ain't feelin' a thing!" Kensou replies, launching an uppercut of his own at Sean's jaw, and if that hits he fires off a quick succession of punches, finishing it off by quickly whirling around and smashing his back and shoulder into the other fighter, a circular impact rising around his feet as he just plain /blows Sean away/! "YAAA--!!"

COMBATSYS: Kensou successfully hits Sean with Ryuu Renda EX.

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

Sean seems to have underestimated the power of Kung-fu here! Surely enough Kensou -isn't- feeling a thing and that's enough to unnerve the would-be champ! "wh.. N.. No way!" his jab, his precious jab! And then after that Kensous combination is clear sailing, Sean's just not in any position to defend himself, grunting a bit from each quick and clean hit- Which admittedly wasn't as bad as he was expecting, even if the shoulder ram is sending him back, his fingertips touching the floor and he manages to twist himself into a backflip, "Rrgh.. Ok, something's up here.. And I'm definatly going to find out what!"
And that's a promise, judging by the determined tone in his voice, he inwardly psyching himself up as he closes in on Kensou one more again, looking to be going for a tackle of his own! Not quite though, he stops short, attempting to get a good grasp on Kensous top, and if he can the brazillian twists around and with a quick jerk, would slam Kensou right onto his back, "I know, it must be THIS!"

COMBATSYS: Sean successfully hits Kensou with Seoi Nage.

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

What's up in this case... Is not Kensou, who gets slammed onto his back with a loud 'oof' of air rushing out of his lungs. That kinda sucked a little. "Not bad," Kensou repeats, before he starts to twist on the ground in what looks sort of like a breakdancing move... But it's just a rather acrobatic means to get his feet back under him again. The difference, though, is that as he does it he tries to take Sean's feet out from /under/ him, turning it into a combination rise/sweep. Oh, the innovation! "Hup--!!"

COMBATSYS: Sean endures Kensou's Light Kick.

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Sean             1/-----==/=======|=======\==-----\1           Kensou

Innovative? Sean can be innovative! He's all over that man! And were he in a better situation he might even compliment that funky technique, but instead he's just going to get hit by it- Well.. Sort of. The sweep connects! Bam! Sean is on his back! But just like that his legs kick up as does the rest of his body in one fluid motion. Like.. Like he were a HUMAN basketball! "One more 'gain!!!"
Sean's hands are behind him though, gathering up a healthy bit of orange chi, the air condition wind whipping around him as he thrusts his palms forward, "HRYAH!" now way Kensou can dodge in such close quarters, he thinks, he's got this one! The orange chi explodes in a white burst moments before the hopeful impact! Yeah!

COMBATSYS: Sean successfully hits Kensou with Hadou Burst.

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

"What the,,," Kensou is rather surprised by the sudden blast of orange chi, and it's true, oh it's true... His attempt to get out of the way doesn't succeed, and instead he gets blasted away by the Hadou Burst. "Geh!!" he impacts the far wall, bouncing off of it with a wince. That hurt! "Heh, I knew you had it in ya," he says, shaking his head a little in an attempt to clear it... And then rushing right at Sean, gathering energy as he goes, skidding to a stop in front of the yellow gi'd one. "NOW TRY MINE!!" he exclaims, thrusting his right hand forward, palm open, and his left hand slapping against his right shoulder, Psycho Power building before...!

COMBATSYS: Sean fails to interrupt Senki Hakkei from Kensou with Dragon Smash.

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Kensou           0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: Sean can no longer fight.

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Kensou           0/-------/---====|

...It looks like Sean had /something/ clever in mind, but Kensou has no clue what it was... As a gigantic sphere of blue-tinged white Psycho Power erupts in midair, focused right on where Sean is, even partially enveloping Kensou's right arm. He grits his teeth as he tries to keep the power under control, but there's too much for him, and he's already losing it. But by this point... It's probably enough to hurt Sean pretty bad, that searing white light that attacks from every direction. "Aaagh...!!" Kensou grits out as he finally loses control and the sphere 'pops', sending the Psycho Soldier skidding back... And Sean flying in the other direction!

Clever? Well, possibly, Sean was just sort of winging it at that point.. He wasn't in much condition to defend himself much longer, perhaps he'd be able to just power his way out of the situation! Or.. Um, not. His inner well of power is still raging, gloved hands tightening into fists as he growls to himself, and swings his fist upward.
POW! BAM!! The fists hit Kensou DEAD ON sending him flying backward into the crane games, and Sean stands there panting heavily, and grinning to himself, "... The Dragon Smash, baby. Unbeatable." Sean then raises his fists in the air, and the crowd goes absolutely NUTS! The winner of this match, SEAN MATSUDA! Confetti is thrown, Karin, Sakura, and Chaelim all squirm out from the crowd, tackling the ansatsuken fighter from all angles,
"Sean, that was so -awesome-, show me how to do it!" cries Sakura.
"Mister Matsuda, it seems I've underestimated you, how about I give you a job as my personal janitor?" Karin chimes in.
"Sean, may I copywrite your name for a new line of designer wear? Pretty pleeease?" Chaelim asks with starry eyes.
"Ladies, ladies please! There's enough Sean Matsuda for -everybody!" :D :D :D

And then, back in reality, Sean is smiling peacefully, completely out cold within one of the giant crane games, nested against a giant Demitri plush. Man. Lame. :( Folks this match is over.

Ever get the feeling like maybe - just maybe - you overdid it a little? 'cause that's how Kensou feels right about now, seeing Sean out cold in the crane game. "Uh..." he says, brow furrowing as he straightens up, scrubbing a hand through his hair. Looks like he won, since the League official is counting Sean out by virtue of his /total unconsciousness/. "Well..." He points right at his unconscious opponent, because he'll be DAMNED if his moment to be a jerk about winning is going to be ruined by Sean being out cold. "I guess you need to train harder!" And Kensou of course... Needs to find something to /eat/.

Log created by Kensou, and last modified on 16:44:09 07/05/2006.