Neo League 276 - #282: Leona vs Dan

Description: Ikari vs Saikyo right in the Ikari Base Hangar. While this may not sound like it would be much of a fight, Dan once again proves to be quite a problem for Leona and both fighters slug it out back and forth till Leona finally manages to take the pink clad warrior.(Winner: Leona)

Once again Dan finds himself deep in the South American jungle, hopping from toe to toe, and ready to lay the smack down. This time, however it's not a case of missing identity or a fair trade for informattion, it's an official League Fight!
The Saikyo master mugs for the crew, and salutes some of the maintenance crew hanging around the Ikari hangar before saying, "SAIKYO is ready to do it to it! It's time for Saikyo to shine! Let's get this party started, pumping out the Saikyo JAMS!"
Oh, Dan. You poor kid.

It is a bit of a surprise the Ikari would actually allow a crew around here, but there they are in the hanger with everything set up. Of course they were all sort of blindfolded when led here and they did sign an agreement that any information leaks can result in some severe punishment. It's a once in a lifetime thing for them and they are probably thankful for that. No real fans, but there are plenty of bored mercenaries sitting around the makeshift fighting area that look to see some asskicking happen.
As for Leona, she seems her usual somewhat cold self as she already has her hair tied up and looks ready to fight as well. She is getting a bit used to fighting Hibiki and while he does have some skill....the showboating probably counterbalances it to make it hard to take him seriously. "Let us give them a good fight." she tells him none the less and settles down in a fighting stance to motion for Dan to come at her.

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/-------/-------|

Dan smiles broadly and says, "That's the only kind of fight I give," before he starts on the offensive already. Bounding forth a couple of steps, he plants his feet on the ground and pushes himself up high into the air. He sails towards the blue-haired Ikari, with wind whipping and sending ripples through the fabric of his Gi all the while. Eventually he gets as close as he wants to get to the woman.
Still in the air, his foot slides out. A quick light attack, to gauge the woman's defenses. Meanwhile, the twisting motion this adds to his body, sends his ponytail around his head, and causes it to form a fake moustache.
How elegant.

COMBATSYS: Dan has joined the fight here.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Dan's Light Kick.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

Things start to get a bit more loud when the fight looks to officially begin. The mercenaries seem to be getting more into things when Dan makes his first move as they quickly forget about cleaning their guns, knives, etc. Leona seems to remain focused more on the fighter than her little cheering section, though. Even if he is a goof, Dan can be surprising at times so she certainly isn't going to go easy on him. She brings her arms out to let her forearms take the brunt of the kick and she then takes a step back while bringing her leg up and she aims it to bring it down right onto the top of Dan's head heel first.

COMBATSYS: Dan dodges Leona's Strike Arc.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

As the heel comes towards his head, Dan's eyes open a bit before he brings his other foot up, and lightly presses it against Leona's braced forearms, and pushes himself lightly backwards. As he lands on the ground just outside range of the evil foot, he begins to roll toward Leona.
As he pops out of the roll, his fist comes up towards the Ikari's abdomen....
"Namen Ja Nezzo?!"

COMBATSYS: Leona dodges Dan's Quick Punch.

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Dan              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Leona

That foot comes down pretty damn hard and slams firmly on the ground and Leona is quick to compensate for any opening she may have left open while attacking. It seems to be enough because Dan's punch comes in and Leona has enough time to feint to the left to avoid that fist before twisting on her foot to try to move about more to the other fighter's side in an attempt to find an opening of her own to strike at. Her gloved fist comes in low looking to hit in the kidney area of the Saikyo master before her other hand comes in to give him a light shove to push him back away from her after the strike.

COMBATSYS: Dan interrupts Strong Punch from Leona with Quick Punch.

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Dan              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Leona

As Leona's gloved fist comes in towards Dan, his opposite fist launches out towards the woman's hips. As his fist collides with her hip, her fist collides with his lip, and his face is twisted to the side, and then he's knocked firmly onto his back, looking up at the ceiling of the Hangar with a dazed and concerned look, "Haha. Now we're getting cooking. Put your all into it Leona, I barely felt that at all! It was like a grandmother's punch!"
Yeah, that's why he's on his back. Right, Dan.

If anything, Dan did at least seem to surprise the Ikari woman somewhat. That fist hits her pretty hard and there is a bit of a grunt in discomfort as it knocks her sideways a step when it connects. Now the taunt? It is hard to tell if it ever really works or not. It is hard to ever get much of a facial expression from Leona besides that focused and determined one she usually has when fighting. Annoyed or not Dan soon finds himself on the recieving end of a wave of chi that is created by the woman bringing her hands down at an arch and sending it to slam right into the pink clad warrior.

COMBATSYS: Dan dodges Leona's Moon Slasher.

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Dan              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Leona

Like a hot dog, on one of those sweaty hot dog conveyor belts, Dan begins rolling to the side like a log. In fact, he's exactly like one of those hotdogs, because his forehead beads with sweat as he narrowly escapes the wave of energy so intent to rip into him.
As he finishes his dramatic evasion, the Saikyo Fighter springs back to his feet and points at Leona, "You're not afraid to give it your all. I like that. But let's try some speed excercises....."
Pulling his fist backwards, he sets his feet a good distance apart before saying, "Let's see you get through...."
His fist launches forward at an awkward and quite frankly painful looking angle. It surely isn't the exact, but improperly inexecuted copy of one of Ryo Sakazaki's moves. No sir. All of Dan's fighting moves are original and unique snowflakes, blessed by Thor, Ares, and an insurance salesman by the name of William S. Salazar.

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Leona with Kyuukyoku Tenchi Gadou Zuki.

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Dan              0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0            Leona

The Ikari turns about to quickly face her opponent once he is back on his feet and while he wishes for a speed test he is met with an unmoving Leona. Of course this seems advantageous because she doesn't seem to quite have herself set up to absorb the blow properly. It is good enough to knock her back a few steps again and she tchs lightly while stepping forward and delivering another kick of her own. This one is just a straight out thrusting of her foot to meet Dan right in the stomach with about as much force as she can muster.

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Heavy Kick.

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Dan              0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0            Leona

Dan doesn't have time to pantomime the fact that he's "broken" his wrist with the force of his punch, because his breadbasket is suddenly enriched by whole-grain foot.
He topples backwards into one of his famous rolls as both of his hands hold onto his abdomen and he tries to minimize his horrible Saikyo groaning.
When his roll is finished he pops back up to his feet and coughs just a bit, before his hips twist him forward, and he goes sailing through the air back towards the Ikari, snapping out roundhouses in quick succession.

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Dan's Dankuu Kyaku.

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

That foot plants solidly against him enough to bring a bit of a smirk to the Ikari's face. She plants it back on the ground to get prepared for any retaliation that would be offered. It may take awhile for it to happen, but Dan does eventually throw himself forward in an attack and Leona is ready enough to allow her arms to take the brunt of the blows again before trying to swing her arm around before Dan can land and get his footing to slam her fist hard into his chest with enough force to actually cause some cuts across the skin where her fist glances across it if it hits.

COMBATSYS: Dan interrupts Grand Sabre from Leona with Quick Punch.

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

As Dan sees all three of his kicks blocked with precision, his right eyebrow raises high onto his forehead, "Arouuu?"
He doesn't have much time to finish that thought, as he sees the arm coming quickly in an attempt to bruise his perfectly scultped Saikyo pecs.
His hand comes out and punches into Leona's attacking elbow, causing her attack to go astray and wind up hitting him not in the chest, like she planned.
Unfortunately it does make it wind up hitting him right in the back of the head, with a very hollow sound echoing throughout the Ikari Hangar.
A few of the airmen find this worthy of a few chuckles at the pink fighter's expense.

This fight is proving to be surprisingly even to not only the fan's, but to Leona as well. She is a bit impressed that Dan has seemed to have learned alot since she last fought him in the jungles not far from this compound. She is at least satisfied she gets a hit in and even if the crowd seems a bit disappointed by the lack of continued of offense they still seem to be cheering for Leona as she backs off to take a moment to clear some cobwebs and refocus on Dan while he is still slightly stunned by her last punch.

COMBATSYS: Leona gains composure.

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

Dan wobbles about a bit and rubs the back of his head while grinning, "Ha ha ha. I didn't really expect that to work. oh. Ahh. Ahhh."
As he bumbles about he notices that Leona hasn't planned a counter assault, "Hey! No lollygagging! This is a fight not a country club! C'MAU!"
And his assault is renewed. He moves towards Leona, with his fist brought backward once again, before it snaps forward in a smooth and quick motion. He gives the public what they love with a solid cry of, "GADOUKEN!" And a cyan putt-putt ball of chi ambles like an old man towards the military woman. His other hand prods the back of his head, already feeling a nasty bump forming.
It looks like he'll be wearing a ballcap for a while after this battle.

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Dan's Gadouken.

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

A few moments is all she needs to reorient herself it would seem. Of course despite it not being long it is long enough to gain Dan's ire. That ire comes in the form of a rather small blast of chi that is rather easily dismissed by charging through it and coming around to rush right towards Dan and she reaches forward to grasp for the man's ponytail while running by him. If she gets a firm grip she comes to a complete stop and quickly leans forward to just bring Dan along for the ride over her shoulder and to land head first on the ground. Looks like she is wanting to add more bumps.

COMBATSYS: Dan interrupts Ordeal Buckler from Leona with Hisshou Burai Ken.

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

As Leona starts to run for Dan, he sets his feet firmly in the ground, and narrows his eyes. "Hmph! Hisshouuuuuuuuu"
As she reaches for his pony-tail, he begins to go absolutely Saikyo. His fist comes out towards her head, before his hands and feet begin to move in an insane, inhuman blur. Each fist and foot that finds its mark is punctuated by shouting. "BuRai! Rai! RAI! RAI! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAI--"
Finally, a quick spiral uppercut is thrown onto the end of the move, ending with Dan landing and smiling, before he smugly points towards the Ikari with a slick grin and a wink, "--ken."

Once again her attack is averted enough to where it doesn't even hit cleanly. She actually looks quite pained by the time her body takes the punishment from all those blows and that uppercut is enough to plant her right on her back and off her feet for the first time this entire fight. Granted, she doesn't stay on the ground long as she gets up to a crouch and with a bit of a feral growl she leaps forward at Dan to bring her hand down in a chopping motion that would cut gi and skin if it comes across his chest and stomach like she would want to. She then gives a sharp turn of her hand and leaps upwards to create a V like gash across the front of the other fighter.

COMBATSYS: Dan blocks Leona's V-Slasher.

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Dan              0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0            Leona

Dan thinks quickly as he sees that horrible chop come towards him. He throws both of his wrists in front of it, with their thick leather wristguards taking the brunt of the blow. The momentum of the attack is enough to thrusts his arms downward towards his knees, and when they get to their nadir, the brown wristguards fall to the ground, firmly cleaved open.
Dan tries to contain the look of surprise on his face, but he doesn't exactly succeed. Still, he's in a fight and continues his own assault, throwing a quick kick out towards Leona.
By know he's starting to wonder whether his luck is all used up.

COMBATSYS: Leona blocks Dan's Light Kick.

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Dan              0/-------/=======|==-----\-------\0            Leona

No, just not enough. She should have used more force behind that blow to put him down. It is a fine line to keep from overdoing things and possibly killing your opponent and not applying enough pressure to knock them out. This is something that is taking it's toll on Leona this time around, though. It isn't often that she looks this battered in a singles fight and Dan is still standing. She attempts to just end things now and she rushes forward to leap forward and bring a foot around to plant right into Dan's mush.

COMBATSYS: Leona successfully hits Dan with Heavy Kick.

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

Dan is caught off guard by the attack, and it finds its mark true and clean. He's knocked back to the ground and slides several feet across the hangar floor. His jubilant face a twisted mask of pain and defeat.
For a few moments all is calm and silent. Dan just lies there, looking worse than he's ever looked before. Is he defeated? Is this the end for Dan Hibiki?
Is this league fight lost?!?!? ... Well?

COMBATSYS: Dan takes no action.

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Leona            0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Dan can no longer fight.

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Leona            0/-------/-----==|

Yep, Totally!

Lost perhaps, but alot closer than the odds were probably giving the Saikyo master. Even when he is downed Leona is hesitent in thinking he is out for good. And when he finally doesn't move long enough for the officials to call it the end she finally relaxes her guard while the hangar roars with cheers that echo all the way through it. "Getting better Hibiki." she mumbles while reaching to remove the dogtags from her hair. Either that or the woman is just going soft. Either way this was enough to prove that she has to do a bit more training to keep herself prepared.

COMBATSYS: Leona has ended the fight here.

Log created by Leona, and last modified on 02:35:18 10/02/2006.