Neo League 276 - #276: Mike Bison vs Chen

Description: A dark, dank subway is the scene for this brutally quick bout between a boxer and a bartender. (Winner: M.Bison)

COMBATSYS: Chen has started a fight here.

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Chen             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: M.Bison has joined the fight here.

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Chen             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          M.Bison

Cameras are fully set up for a battle deep in the heart of Metro City's subway system. Well, maybe it's more in the cockles of the subway system, as this particular station has begun to fall into disrepair. Empty newspaper vending machines and trash cans have been overturned, tiles have been chipped away and not yet replaced, a fine layer of grime coats all the surfaces, and the wondrous aroma of bodily fluids lingers in the air. It's not pleasant, but it looks great on camera.
And yet, a well-dressed Chinese man seems to be enjoying himself here! The bartender's perennial smile makes it seem like everything's coming up roses, despite obvious proof to the contrary in the form of disgust on the camera operators' faces as he chats with them.
So Chen's early for the scheduled Neo League fight? He's a businessman first and foremost, of course he's early!

Ah Metro City, the place Mike Bison grew up. Yea, it sure is nice to be home. ...wait a minute, not it isn't. This place freakin' sucks. He grew up in the /slums/ for gods sake! Well, he did spend some kickass years here when he was rich /and/ famous, but this particular location? Yea, he remembers a few gang fights happening here. In fact, upon arriving he goes over to a section of the wall and rubs it a bit. The hole would still be there if Mike Hagger had never taken office and cleaned things up. Or, well, /started/ to clean things up. The not-so-fresh replaced section of concrete does have a nice coat of grime, after all.

But enough with memories, Bison can't stand around and look at the scars of past fights all day long. After all, he's got a -new- fight to deal with, today! He lets out a bit of a grin as his face meets those cameras, and then the 'nicely' dressed Chinese man there as well. "So, you'll be the person I fight next in this league, huh?" He appraises him for a moment and then grins, "Thank god it's not some tiny freakin girl this time. Get myself a bad image!" ...not that he didn't succeed at that already with the way he treated Mimiru in the fight. Oh well, he isn't the best at things like plans and memory, too many blows to the head.

Noting that Bison is talking to him, Chen politely bows and nods to the cameraman. Exceeding politeness is his modus operandi, after all -- comes from years of bartending experience.
The environment may not be terribly familiar to him, though he =does= recognize the general aura of the place. "That would seem to be the case!" he agrees cordially, eyes flitting about the area for a moment as he begins to approach his opponent, hands unfolding into a ready position. His stance is loose and open-toed, with one side turned towards Bison defensively -- he doesn't =seem= like he's ready for a fight, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
The referee moves into position, and Chen gives him a gentle nod. "Fighters ready...? FIGHT!"
And Chen just smiles back at Bison, narrowing his eyes slightly; a sign of his own readiness. "I hope I can make things more interesting for you, Mr. Bison."

COMBATSYS: Chen focuses on his next action.

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Chen             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          M.Bison

Bison nods his head, "Yea, I do too. Winnin is nice, but sometimes beatin' up littler girls isn't all that fun." ...of course logically that means sometimes it is fun, but who's paying attention? When the word 'Fight' is issued, the boxer drops into his fighting stance and begins to slowly advance on Chen. Except. "...shit, gloves..." Ooops. He really doesn't wanna bang his hands up by trying to punch Chen while his fists aren't protected by his boxing gloves, so... Well, he'll have to try something else. When Bison goes for something else, it's usually pretty spectacular to behold, but not because he manipulates any powerful energies or anything like that. No, it's spectacular because anything and everything in the scenery becomes available to use as a weapon. And where is there in a subway? Why those three pegged rollers that let you only move one way and admit one person at a time! And so, being close to one, he reaches over to it and rips it out of it's base with one hand, and then swings hard for Chen's head with the other. Well... that's one way to start a fight?

COMBATSYS: Chen fails to counter Random Weapon from M.Bison with Sloe Screw.

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Chen             0/-------/-======|=====--\-------\0          M.Bison

While Chen may not be intimately familiar with this =particular= subway station, he's certainly aware of the various features and amenities. Anything and everything in the scenery? That happens to be his =specialty=, as a matter of fact.
But nothing in his experience has really led him to believe that a man as strong as Bison would uproot a bolted-down subway turnstile for the use of an attack. Sure, he's done similar, but for an initial salvo? Raising an eyebrow in incredulity, Chen nonetheless shrugs it off and decides to rush in close, hoping that he can take advantage of Bison's inordinately =slow= motion.
... But he grossly underestimates Bison's ability, and gets *beaned* in the back of the neck with one of the three points of the turnstile. Legs crumple out from beneath him, and by and large... well, that =hurt=.
Needless to say, he doesn't get to do what he wanted to do, and ends up with a massive headache to boot. But he's not unconscious yet, and rolls off to the side, rubbing the back of his neck. "Gah! That didn't quite work as planned!"

Well, that worked! And with Bison's extreme confidence, why shouldn't it have? To him it's a successful attack that should have worked, not some insanely stupid move that got underestimated. He'll probably regret it later, really. In any case, the big man grins as Chen picks himself up, and now takes the time to pull his boxing gloves on. "Well, I guess you know what kind of fighter I am now!" He gives a wink to the camera and rolls his neck a little, slamming his boxing gloves together a few times. "Alright, come and get some! This is gonna be fun, can't wait!"

COMBATSYS: M.Bison gathers his will.

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Chen             0/-------/-======|=======\=------\1          M.Bison

Mugging for the camera? That's the kind of behavior that ticks Chen off, but he won't be crass enough to show it. Or any sign of weakness that might goad the bullish boxer on further, really.
Instead, he smiles faintly, drawing in a deep breath as he folds his hands behind his back, smiling broadly at the man. "I think I'll need a moment to catch my breath from that, if you don't mind."
Chen, for all his faults, is a very patient man.

COMBATSYS: Chen drops his guard to recover.

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Chen             0/-------/-======|=======\=------\1          M.Bison

..."Aww, man, I thought this was going to be a /good/ fight! You're doin the same damn thing that little girl did! Tell me you're a better fighter than a little girl!" And no, he isn't joking. He's dead serious. Chen, Mike Bison just compared your fighting to a little girl. "Tch, well, guess I can't go easy on you. It /is/ a match fight, after all!" He then shrugs his shoulders and bends forward and rushes straight at Chen, dropping one trying to smash Chen under the chin with a powerful uppercut.

COMBATSYS: Chen fails to counter Ultimate Wild Smash from M.Bison with Monkeywrench.
- Power fail! -

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COMBATSYS: Chen can no longer fight.

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M.Bison          0/-------/-------|

As Bison rushes in, Chen attempts to step to the side and knock the fist away with his elbow, but something goes wrong. Maybe it's the slime covering the floor, maybe his timing is a little off, or maybe Bison's raising fist is just too strong to be knocked aside. But no matter the case, the result is the same. The uppercut connects to Chen's chin and he goes flying up into the air, but unfortunately that's not the end of it. The big boxer uses the airtime to pull his fist back farther than he really could if he expected any sort of defense, and then swings it forward to try and smash Chen in the gut as he comes back down, sending him flying away from the boxer towards one of the various walls.

Well... if Chen knew precisely what 'little girl' he was talking about, he'd sure to have a ready response. As it is, he just smiles peaceably, nodding his head. He doesn't exactly give in to intimidation or threats, after all. He's got plenty of conditioning for that.
What he =doesn't= have the conditioning for is an uppercut to the jaw. Not one quite so fast, or so strong.
But, primarily, he's used to a clean floor. The subway platform does not have a clean floor. His shoes squeak, the instant before he moves... and it's a bit too much squeak and not enough movement.
The next thing he knows, he's been socked in the jaw, as his consciousness had been ripped from him for all of the half-second of his flight through the air. It doesn't last a whole lot longer, as the man's pummeled again in mid-air, and sent hurtling into the far wall. Tiles crack in a spiderweb pattern, with Chen sprawled out, totally unconscious, at the center.
Gravity seems to have made an agreement with the wall. "I don't want him. You can keep him!" Because he pretty much =sticks= there, head hanging limply from his neck.
It's safe to assume that that =hurt like hell=, and Chen wouldn't want to move even if he =were= awake.

Pause one moment, two moments. "Aw, you've gotta be freakin' kidding me! Two fights in this league, and I get a one hit knockout, and a two hit knockout! If this was professional boxing I'd be rich!" But he...probably knows that people who watch street fights are looking for all those awesome moves and those tough fights where two people battle it out for supremacy. ...not wham, bam, have a nice stay in this wall.

Meanwhile, while Bison is commiserating his fate, the ref... does his job. "The winner is Mike Bison by means of Knockout!" Yea, he caught the heavyweight champ thing Mike just said, so why not announce it that way. Needless to say, medics rush over to Chen to make sure he's not /too/ badly injured. Bison himself, however, wont stop bitching. "Shit... I'm not gonna have to go /easy/ on them, am I? When am I gonna get a real opponent." He lets out a huge sigh, "Well. I guess I gotta fight my way up in this league too. Guess that's that!" He laughs a little and then walks over to inspect Chen. "...don't quit your day job."

Log created by Chen, and last modified on 02:51:11 09/29/2006.