Neo League 251 - #272: Leona vs Sean

Description: Sean fights Leona at the shrine in Southtown only to find out the the Ikari women are meatbricks as well. Brawling ensues with Leona coming out with a rather easy win over the energetic Sean. (Winner: Leona)

Oh snap! It's.. It's that time, it's League Fight time!
And it had been a good long time for a match to go underway for one of the fighters, that person being Sean Matsuda. However, he's not exactly certain how he ended up in this situation, though, but what he -did- know was that he was going to be up against a challenging opponent, and that's never a bad thing!
The Shrine is only occupied by the tv crew, and a mass of Leona supporters that are all lined about the large rectangular stage of stone tiles, and the fans actually seem amused by this match up, "Hey isn't that Shane Mitsubishi? Does he even know who he's up against?" one person heckles to their friend, loud enough for the fighter in the yellow gi to hear.
Sean's eyes half-lid, and he rubs the back of his head, ".. Ugh, I thought people forgot that name by now.. Geez," he grumbles to himself, hands clenching tightly into fists as he fires himself up, his body trembling, "Well anyway, Yeah.. YEAH!!! I am on FIRE TONIGHT! Bring forth my opponent and let's rock!" he bellows, leaning back and throwing a couple of kicks in the air.

At least one person remembered Sean's name. Of course Leona only knows it due to Sean being the target of Dan Hibiki, who somehow crashed in Argentina and was wandering around aimlessly looking for the young fighter. A beating to the pink gi'd fighter and some directions sent him on his way and Leona was left to go back to her own training. It has been quite some time since she has even ventured from the Ikari base and an even longer time since she actually had herself a fight.
Well it is time to clean off the rust and while the fans are heckling Sean, the fighter he is about to face looks like she isn't the type to even really talk when fighting. She works at tieing her hair up into a loose ponytail in back with her dogtags while her gaze remains fixed on the rather firey Brazilian. "Very well." she murmurs in response to Sean and she stands up fully and then gets into her fighting stance while using a hand to make a come hither motion.

COMBATSYS: Leona has started a fight here.

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Leona            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Leona focuses on her next action.

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Leona            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Sean has joined the fight here.

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Sean             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

Come hither? Well, Sean is down with that, though at first he's a little alarmed when he sees Leona in person. She looks a little bigger in person! ".. Wow, all right," the boy grins, dropping into the classic ansatsuken stance. Doesn't look like much of a talker, but that's fine, he can do enough yelling for the both of them, "All right then! FACE IT STRAIGHT!"
Sean dashes forward, his steps not even missing a beat as he closes in on Leona, and once he's close enough, drops into a crouch and snaps his foot out heel-first toward Leona's ankles. A foot sweep opener!

COMBATSYS: Leona just-defends Sean's Light Kick!

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Sean             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

Another user of that style. Well now it makes a bit more sense why Dan was so adamant about tracking down this kid to fight him. She has to wonder how good this kid is as she has been usually impressed by the traditional Ansatsuken fighters. Her gaze remains fixed on the other fighter as he dashes forwards toward her and she hunkers down just slightly while anticipating where his attack will come from. His kick is pretty spot on, but when he slams into that ankle the force of his kick is pretty much stopped as if he just kicked a hard wall or the like. Aside from a grunt that comes from Leona nothing else pretty much happens. Not even a bit of a wobble to get her feet back under her. Instead she swings the leg that was not kicked upwards and then quickly brings it down in an axe style kick that will plant her heel right on the top of his noggin'.

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Sean with Strike Arc.

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Sean             0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0            Leona

Sean's shock can't be masked when Leona doesn't even budge from the kick. His eyes widen, at least able to snap back and start to raise to his feet again, ".. Holy crap, h.. Heh!" he barely even see's the kick that follows coming, his gloved hands don't raise up in time to defend from the kick dropped into his head. The least he can do is roll to the side after hitting the ground though, then handspring to his feet, "All right, not bad! Looks like I'm going to have to kick things up a notch early!"
And Sean attempts to do just that, hopping closer to Leona and attempts to hook his arm into hers. If he can get that quick lock, Sean twists quickly to the side, attempting to arm drag her to the floor, "HAAA!"

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Sean's Quick Throw.

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Sean             0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0            Leona

A small smirk crosses the Ikari's features at the other fighter's reaction and she takes back up her fighting stance after the kick is delivered. He doesn't seem stunned enough to continue her own assualt just yet so he will just have to be worn down a bit more. She moves to grapple with him when he moves in to get ahold of her arm, while he does manage to mover her somewhat, he doesn't quite accomplish what he had hoped. She is quick to react and instead of ending up on her back she twists while in the air and she lands on a knee with her arms still grappled with the other fighter. She then tries to use her own strength just to heft Sean up as she gets back to her feet and toss him a few feet away to create distance between the two.

COMBATSYS: Sean blocks Leona's Quick Throw.

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Sean             0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0            Leona

It looks like Sean and Leona are going to be locked up for a little while here! This time it's Sean that puts up resistance when the counter-throw is put into the equation; he's hefted up into the air, but managing to keep his grasp, simply slams back onto his feet; making his knees buckle a bit. Not bad.. Not bad at all!
Eventualy though, Sean breaks off the lock-up, only taking a step back, then dashes forward, low enough so that he can try and tackle the blue-haired woman onto her back instead. If he can manage that, he slips forward quickly, to slip his arms then about Leonas neck; a simple headlock with a tight squeeze.

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Sean's Sean Tackle.

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Sean             0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0            Leona

Trying to overpower probably wasn't one of Sean's best ideas. Granted he does managed to shove her back somewhat with his burst forward, but any attempt to tackle is thwarted due to Leona remaining on her feet. Of course this means the pair are still locked up trying to get an advantage over the other. Leona tries to capitalize in Sean's failure to overpower her by bringing a knee up to bash him in the gut to hopefully to stun him enough for her to get a good enough grip to pick him up for another throw, though this one involves her spiking his head on the ground as if he was some oversized football.

COMBATSYS: Sean fails to interrupt Ordeal Buckler from Leona with Tomoe Nage.

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

Ok, yeah that probably wasn't the hottest idea, he'll admit it, but he figured if anything he may be able to catch Leona off-balance! Unfortunatly he doesn't get quite that. Uncertain what Leona may be up to at first, a suprised 'oof!' comes from Sean once he's belted in the gut, and regains his senses somewhat once hefted up into the air.
Like some sort of acrobat though, while he's being thrown toward the ground, Leona actualy may see Sean making a desperate grasp for her arm before hitting the cement with a rather painful sounding thud that gets a pained 'Oooooooooh!!' from the spectators. Flumping onto his stomach, Sean groans as he cups the back of his head.

Whatever that grasp may be it was just too damn slow to get anything done. She manages to take a few steps back after slamming him down to regain her surroundings after having the other fighter up in her face the past few moments. Now she finally has the upper hand in this though and with the other fighter down it is a good time to strike and continue the offensive. She steps forward towards the downed Sean again and then leans down to grasp him by the back of his gi and starts pulling him back to his feet. Not that he will stay up on his feet for long if Leona has anything to say about it. She brings her knee around to slam into his stomach again and she then brings a gloved hand downwards to slam into the back of his head followed by another kick meant to send him downwards.

COMBATSYS: Sean blocks Leona's Strong Punch.

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

A brutal combination! Luckily though, Sean isn't so out of it that he can't defend himself during the slew of attacks. It'd seem lifting him up was actually assisting his wake-up call, despite his slight wobbling,
But when the knee darts at him, his arms cross in front of his gut, a slight grunt passing his lips. He twists to the side, managing to deflect the punch that follows, leaps and tumbles to the side to avoid the last kick. However now that he's at a side position, he hops forward to wrap his arms about her waist again- This time instead of trying to bowl her over, "HRAAAAAAAAH!" he throws his weight upward to try and lift her off the ground, and then slam her onto the ground again. Hopefully this'd give him enough time this time around to set a knee on the small of her back, grasp both of her wrists and start pulling back on her for a moment or two.

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Sean's Medium Throw.

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

Sadly those whole throwing thing isn't working well for Sean. Leona seems pretty adamant about keeping her feet on the ground and even if he lifts her somewhat she keeps twisting about to keep her feet under her and not leave herself open too much and reduce the chance of the other fighting any openings to exploit. She does push off of him to try to avoid another long battle of grappling and she lets out a bit of a growl while doing so. Looks like someone doesn't like being lifted up alot like that and the response from Leona's annoyance is her clapping her hands together as the spark slightly and gather with green energy. She then thrusts her hands forward as the gathered energy forms at her palms in the form of a orb that crackles then explodes outwards with electrical spikes that reach out to impale Sean.

COMBATSYS: Sean dodges Leona's Baltic Launcher.

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

While Leona is being annoyed, Sean is busy being frustrated! He had no clue that Leona would be so difficult to take down, and with the frustration comes impatience; it seems he's just going to have to brawl his way through this match until he can get a weak point to work on!
"Oh come -on-!" he finally cries as Leona breaks away again, then yelps in suprise, falling right on his butt as the energy threatens to ruin him, that very motion actually letting him completely evade the attack. But he's back on his feet quickly enough, and this time he just delivers a quick snap kick at the side of Leonas knee.

COMBATSYS: Leona dodges Sean's Light Kick.

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

The energy is quickly dissipated when it looks like it won't be finding its mark this time around. She starts to move forward, but is forced to react quickly to the kick aimed at her ankles. She jumps backwards to avoid the low kick and she lands a few feet back in a crouch with that slightly annoyed look still on her face. She stands back up fully and lets out a light tch while giving a nod to Sean. "Lasted longer than I expected." she says to him and she falls silent again as she charges forward. She leaps upwards in an attempt to land with her shins on each of his shoulders his head between her legs. She then uses her momentum to twist while falling forward to take the kid off his feet and throwing him down onto his head once again.

COMBATSYS: Sean blocks Leona's Strong Throw.

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

Sean's frustration eases a bit, Sean grinning toward Leona's.. Well, that was a compliment, right? "Heh, same to you, you don't really look like a grappler, it's pretty smooth," he says back, seeming to be waiting for her next move and there it is! But it's actually suprisingly quick.
What Sean has going for him though is that he's certain what kind of attack Leona is going for, his arm darting toward his neck so that Leona at least doesn't get a full leg-lock there. And so when she throws her weight back, he actually manages to squirm free, and land on his feet, stumble, and faceplant onto the floor.
It could have been a lot worse, of course, he blames the shock of Leona taking the skies so suddenly. ... Yeah, that's it. He scrambles to his feet, closing in on Leona in the process he whips out his arm looking to be going for a left hook- When in fact he's actually hoping to put Leona in a quick headlock. This would leave her open for two quick punches at her head before he lets her go.

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Sean's Jab Punch.

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

Leona is also quite quick to her feet and is already waiting for Sean by the time he gets back to his feet as well. She starts to fall for his little trick, but at the last moment she brings her arms up to block his attempt to get her in a headlock. She uses her strength to push him back again and she pushes off her feet to further seperate herself and Sean. Her hands move quickly while she is leaping backwards though as one slashes downwards creating a wave of chi aimed towards Sean's midsection. The other one quickly chops down in the opposite direction and the two waves connect to create an X that might just leave a nice mark on Sean's gi.

COMBATSYS: Sean endures Leona's X-Calibre.

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

Looks like things are about to get more x-treme! Hahahaha! Ha.. ahhh... Ahem.
Sean's about ready to kick it to the extreme as well, though and is darting toward Leona as soon as she leaps back. He didn't, however, expect the cross-attack that certainly tears at his already frayed sleeves, and two perfects lines cut into his shoulders, drawing blood. But sheer tenacity barrels him right through that attack, eyes wide, "It's SHOWTIME, baby!" he then yells, a shoulder thrust forward as he continues on his rampage, and looks to ram right through Leona at this rate!

COMBATSYS: Leona just-defends Sean's Hyper Tornado!

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Sean             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0            Leona

The Ikari woman is actually a bit surprised that he just rushes through her attack, but yet here he is still coming right at her at a rather high speed. She just gets prepared for the oncoming clash and well, Sean pretty much hits a brick wall that is Leona's torso. There is a bit of a twitch from her brow as the sudden stopping of momentum knocks out a bit of a air from her at least. She is also quick to reach to put her arms around Sean's waist before he regains his composure and hefts him upwards and then throws him straight down at the ground once again.

COMBATSYS: Sean fails to interrupt Strong Throw from Leona with Tomoe Nage.

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Sean             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0            Leona

Sean freezes during the moment of impact, and actually takes a couple of steps forward, grunting as he continues to try and push at Leona. After that though he glances up to the woman, and gievs her a weak grin, "... Eh-heh.." :D;;
The response? Time to KICK ASS. No chance of Sean srambling from Leona's grip this time, Sean is easily clasped and hefted upward again, and again Sean tries to grab a hold of Leonas arm on the way down- His grip slips and with another hard *thump* Sean slams onto the floor, and he rolls a bit to the side, and quickly gets up to his feet again, ".. Crap," he grumbles, suddenly dropping to a single knee as he holds the back of his head.

She is almost intrigued at what Sean keeps trying to do when he grabs for her arm, but once again it seems that things are moving way to fast for him to get things to work the way he wants it to. The release is quick and he is soon thrown onto the ground in that rather harsh manner. She does move back to give Sean some room to at least start to get back up, but she is also reaching for her belt at the same time. He has lasted longer than she expected, but now wouldn't be a bad time to end this whole thing so she casually tosses a small object towards the other fighter. Even if it misses the fighter it will clink against the ground and great quite the explosion that one probably won't want to be around when it goes off.

COMBATSYS: Sean negates Earring Bakudan from Leona with Large Thrown Object.

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Sean             0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0            Leona

Sean isn't feeling too good, it may show in the slight sway of his stance, but he's not going to give up until he can no longer fight! Because.. You know, that's so different from how other fighters act. Ahem!
Sean actually isn't exactly sure what it is Leona is throwing his way, from the way her arm moves though, it's almost like she was throwing a grenade! ........... She'd probably do it, too! Noticing a loose tile, Sean grips the edge of it, and with a grunt, flings the large tile against the earring, which indeed is followed by a blast that blows that cement to smitherines! Sean gets blown back a bit from the aftershock of the blast, falling onto his back, and then stands up once more, his face covered in cement chalk. Spitting out a pebble, he cries, "Wh.. Hey!!! I'm sorry I tried to pick you up like that! Don't kill me, please!?"

Some of the bits of the destroyed tile bounce off of Leona harmlessly and she raises her hand to block any of it from getting in her eyes. "It wouldn't have killed you. I would have had to add more powder to it." she says in response while lowering her hand. Of course she does have the means to do it, but killing is hardly something that is on Leona's agenda when it comes to what she considers a spar. Of course some might wonder who in their right mind uses explosives in what they consider a friendly competition. "If it worries you I won't use it anymore."
Of course that doesn't seem to stop her from continuing her attack. She rushes forward once again towards Sean and then leaps forward while slinging her legs outwards to let her momentum carry them forward to slam the heels of her boots right into his face.

COMBATSYS: Sean interrupts Heavy Kick from Leona with Dragon Smash.

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COMBATSYS: Sean can no longer fight.

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Leona            1/----===/=======|

"........... Oh.. N. Nah, I wasn't scared or anything," Sean quickly sputters, cheeks redenning and he tugs lightly at his collar, "I mean of course I knew it wasn't lethal, ah ha ha! Come on, who didn't know that, right?" How embarassing! But then hey, here comes Leona once more and then this is it. This is the calling for Sean's moment of pure, unadulterated, uncut awesome...
He's not even going to -try- to get out of the way of the punch, he just can't at this point, the way Seans head snaps to the side once the blow connects isn't pretty to look at; it's like one of those knock out-blows you'd see in a boxing match, yet Sean's head immedietly turns back to face Leona, breathing heavy and body trembling. He then just flips out, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!" Sean just BURSTS upward into the technique he normally has to crouch for, both hands brought up in an axehandle swing under Leonas jaw, another spin and a leaping, twirling double-fist uppercut follows with his dramatic cry. Just.. POW!
And once he lands on his feet, tears stream down his cheeks, holding his hands in the air victoriously as he cries, "YEEEEEAH! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAa-"
As if some foot swept him, Sean suddenly crashes to the ground, swirly-eyed, and bleeding at the mouth, "... ohithurts."

The feet connect with that dropkick and Leona lands in a crouch after passing by Sean. Thinking that would have been enough to take the other fighter out, she is finally caught off guard a bit too late as both of those fists slam into the jaw snapping her head back and causing the Ikari woman to stagger backwards and fall on her ass. Of course any thought that the fight might continue is soon eliminated with Sean falls right over afterwards.
Leona just sits where she landed for a moment while a gloved hand rubs at her chin briefly before reaching back to pull her dogtags loose and letting her hair fall back down. "Could have done better." she says to herself as she stands up and slips the dogtags back on while stalking towards the downed Sean. She reaches down to heft him back up and then just sling him over a shoulder to carry him off to the medics. Not bad, but perhaps he needs training from Dan or Sakura since he really has some work ahead of him to get better.

COMBATSYS: Leona has ended the fight here.

Sean would struggle were he not in la-la land. Sakura is not likely to let Sean live down the fact that Leona carried him off to the medics. Then again,maybe he'll be lucky and she didn't see that part of the match! But he's a good carcass, only mumbling about the coach letting him off the bench on the way there.

Log created by Leona, and last modified on 17:40:39 09/21/2006.