SNF 2006.11 - Rematch~! Kain vs Cammy

Description: The only SNF match of the week: a rematch of sorts between Kain Heinlein and Cammy White. (Winner: Kain)

It's the weekend once again, fighting fans, and you know what that means! That's right! S! N! F! And the crowd is going wild, as they always do. Because the lights in the arena are coming up, and that means it's just about time for the fighters to come, and the match to begin. Kain wasn't originally planning on being in this week's SNF, but changed his mind at the last minute. And managed to wind up in the main event. Not bad. The more people see you fight, the more popular you get. And fans can be taken advantage of... But enough of that for now. Kain doesn't have any current plans for them, anyway.
Kain strides out into the arena with his casual gait, left hand tucked carelessly into his pocket. His past few showings at SNF have been less than spectacular, and he'd like to turn that around. Kain R. Heinlein does not like to lose, even if losing /can/ teach some valuable lessons. No, now he just wants to get back on top of his game. Because who knows when his next shot at Geese will come? He does deign to entertain the fans a little bit, at least. He crosses his right arm over his body before sweeping it back to his side, leaving a wave of flame trailing in its wake. It almost looks like he's flourishing a cape made entirely from purple fire.

Well, Kain, if you keep doing SNF, you'll sooner or later earn another fight against that big cheese. And if your recent showings at SNF haven't been great, neither have your opponent's--though she's still got at least some of the crowd on her side. This rematch of sorts is highly anticipated--if only because Kain (and Kensou) most thoroughly beat on Cammy (and Sakura) in their last SNF meeting. Truth be told, Cammy is eagerly anticipating this as well. She'd like to give back some of what she got that last time, though it remains to be seen whether her skills can live up to her hype.
Just as Kain is making his entrance, so is Cammy--striding up the opposite tunnel and up onto the fighting stage, a grim, but beautiful vision in deep green, camo paint, and blonde hair, with a serious, intent expression on her face. She knows she can fight--now she just has to -prove- it. She doesn't do this for the fame or the money. She does it to keep her skills up. And Kain... ought to be a good test of those skills.

Kain gives Cammy a brief nod once she's entered the arena. She's no longer nearly as interesting to him now that she's no longer capable of completely shutting off her emotions and turning into a combat machine. She's still got skills, of course... But she's lacking that extra quality that could have really made her something special. Ah well. There are plenty of fighters out there who are strong, but not at the top of the heap. It's a respectable enough position.
The blond man glances toward the arena staff, waiting for them to get ready to get the fight started. There's an announcer yammering on about something for the audience, but Kain gives it little attention. It's rather annoying, really, having to acquiesque to the whims of these insects. But then, they /do/ represent Geese. Ah well.

COMBATSYS: Kain has started a fight here.

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Kain             0/-------/-------|

Kain's assessment of Cammy isn't entirely wrong--but it isn't entirely -right-, either. The main difference between her now, and her then, was that she didn't -have- 'emotions' as most would understand them. She literally -was- a combat machine and aught else. True emotion often begets true power. However, Cammy is expression no emotion tonight save pure intensity, sighted in her blue eyes, in the set of her jaw, in the precision of her movements. Whether she can truly become that combat machine again is debatable--whether she wants to not at all. She'll find a way to retain the skill and the power without resorting to losing herself.
Cammy tosses her head, throwing her long braids behind her head, then, finally, the preparations are complete. Spotlights highlight the two warriors as the announcer's voice booms over the PA system, "And now, ladies and gentlemen, your Saturday... NIGHT... FIGHT!!! It's a rematch--last time, Kain Heinlein and his teammate Sie Kensou took down Cammy White and Sakura Kasugano! So tonight, it's time to see if Cammy can exact any revenge against Kain--in a one-on-one match! No teammates to distract or assist this time!!!"
The announcer pauses and starts up, "LET'S GET READY TO... RUMMMMMMMMMMMMMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE!!"
Not ten seconds after the echo's died and the referee (really, just the fight-starter, as this is No Holds Barred) shouts "FIGHT!"
This time, Cammy's ready for it, and she's not going to play around; she takes off in a run, lunging forward a few steps before throwing herself into a spiraling, corkscrewing kick, somehow flying just two feet above the floor, a arrowhead-shaped, blazing blue-white aura of Psycho Power surrounding her feet as she aims to knock Kain off his.

COMBATSYS: Cammy has joined the fight here.

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Kain             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Cammy

COMBATSYS: Kain blocks Cammy's Spiral Arrow.

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Kain             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Cammy

Kain twists himself around as Cammy comes flying in, meeting her with his side facing toward her. He braces his legs against the floor, keeping her attack from being able to knock him off his feet. And while she's starting to recover from her assault, Kain presses forward with his own.
Swinging back around, Heinlein takes a few quick steps toward Cammy. In one smooth motion, not even coming to a complete stop first, Kain springs into a backflip, kicking out with his right foot as he does so. His foot flares up as the kick rises, looking to smash against Cammy's jaw before the motion carries Kain all the way over to landing back on his feet once more.

COMBATSYS: Kain successfully hits Cammy with Schwarzer Mond.

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Kain             0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0            Cammy

Cammy throws her hands down, stopping her spin and largely halting her momentum; the plan was to push herself far away enough to help avoid Kain's attack. But Kain is faster than he looks, and the time spent halting her momentum means she takes the fire-laced flipkick right in the chin.
To her credit, she doesn't cry out, though it hurts; she's lifted off her feet, and flips around in midair... but that flip was a recovery and hopefully she's now close enough to Kain to, as she descends to his level, swing her booted feet out in a scything, two-footed sweep kick... aimed for his head. It's only her extreme training that lets her pull such an odd looking manuever...

COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits Kain with Strong Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Kain             0/-------/--=====|==-----\-------\0            Cammy

It might be odd looking, but it's certainly effective. Cammy's boots slam into the side of Kain's head and Heinlein gets knocked right off his feet. He crashes down to the arena floor, rolling for a moment before catching himself and pulling into a crouch. Climbing back up to a standing position, Kain cracks his neck once as he begins walking back toward Cammy.
Slow, powerful hits aren't a very good idea against someone as fast as Cammy, unless you can trick her into the path of one. No, for the moment it's just going to be a matter of hitting her with anything possible. Kain is fast, but even he needs time to throw his full strength into a blow. The fact that he can casually throw around chi helps a great deal, of course.
Kain suddenly breaks into a dash toward Cammy, running toward the commando girl at full speed. He suddenly plants one of his feet as he gets close to her, trying to throw off her reactions as he sidesteps past her and attempts to slam a palm full of raw chi energy into her stomach.

COMBATSYS: Cammy blocks Kain's Jab Punch.

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Kain             0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0            Cammy

Cammy's actually on a diet--raw chi is off the menu, as is steamed, boiled, and deep-fried. The palmful of raw chi is deflected off of Cammy's left gauntlet--of course some of that power gets through, but it's not much, not enough to do more than sting a little. Cammy gives Kain a smile--but it's the kind of smile that naturalists take pictures of and use to remind people that smiling is just a way of baring teeth.
Cammy swiftly twists her impacted gauntlet around, whirling her hand around and trying to grab Kain by the wrist; should she get her grab, she'll simply pull him forward and twist to her right, seeking to pull him over her outstretched right foot.

COMBATSYS: Cammy successfully hits Kain with Medium Throw.

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Kain             0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0            Cammy

Well, so much for that. With the way his weight is shifted from his attempt to flank Cammy, Kain isn't in a good position to avoid being sent sprawling when his arm is grabbed and he gets tripped up. However, there are certain advantages to having a masterful control over chi. One of them is a freedom from reliance on particular forms and movements in order to summon up your energy. For Kain it's as easy as breathing. So it's no surprise to /him/ at least, when a blast of purple fire suddenly shoots out from the hand of the arm Cammy is gripping.
Kain doesn't get an immediate chance to see how his attack fared, however, as he first has to better get to know the floor of the arena. Once that's taken care of, however, it doesn't take Heinlein long to get back on his feet and facing Cammy.

COMBATSYS: Kain successfully hits Cammy with Schwarze Flame.
- Power hit! -

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Kain             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0            Cammy

It's the close-range nature of the attack--particularly crushing when one isn't prepared for it. Cammy almost doesn't realize that the power is coming until it hits--and oh boy does it hit. Cammy goes rolling across the arena floor, briefly lit on fire.
Still... to her credit, she isn't saying a word. Flashes of that 'brilliance' that Kain originally saw--or just pure, single-minded intensity. She is, however, breathing harder, as that impact was just -not- fun. Time to take stock of the situation, she thinks, and try and find some tactical advantage...

COMBATSYS: Cammy focuses on her next action.

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Kain             1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0            Cammy

You don't win fights by rushing in towards someone who's preparing for your assault unless you're really lucky, and Kain doesn't rely on luck to win his fights. He also doesn't win his fights by showing mercy, or caring about little things like 'sportsmanship' and 'honor'. If somebody can stand up to that sort of assault and pull out a win... Well, then they /deserve/ that victory.
Kain holds out both of his hands toward Cammy, and they begin to flare up with blue light. The light expands outward, obscuring his hands as it forms a disc shape. It only takes about a second to grow to its full size, about two feet in diameter, and then there's a glimmer of brighter light from the center of it. That's the last warning before a storm of needle sized chi blasts explodes out from Kain's hand, filling a wide, cone-shaped area of space in front of Kain. The missiles fade out before reaching the audience, but that's simply because Kain considers it too much trouble to engage in mass slaughter of specators. Otherwise the blasts would have just kept going on until they hit something and tore it to shreds.

COMBATSYS: Cammy dodges Kain's Himmlische Seele.

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Kain             0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0            Cammy

Momentarily--and -only- momentarily--do Cammy's eyes go wide as she sees Kain step up the attack. There are literally maybe three seconds or less before the needle-wall reaches her and blows her out of existence. Fortunately, Cammy isn't a black man and this isn't an action or horror flick--she'd be dead already if it was. Cammy's reaction is as much instinct as it is training, or maybe the two just aren't any different for her now.
She takes two steps back, and on the second step she's crouching and pushing, thrusting herself up in a high, arcing jump, tucking into a neat ball as she passes over the intense barrage.
At the peak of her jump, however, she un-tucks--and then it's an application of physics-defying Psycho Power as she's suddenly lunging straight down at Kain, leading with a booted foot in a fast, diving kick.

COMBATSYS: Kain blocks Cammy's Light Kick.

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Kain             0/-------/------=|=======\-------\0            Cammy

As the energy in front of Kain fades away, revealing no signs of Cammy (not even some bloodstained scraps of clothing), Kain glances up. He just has time to shift his right arm up, taking Cammy's kick on his forearm rather than in any more vulnerable spot. He takes a half step back, but it's not from the force of the impact.
No, Kain is working to provide himself with some leverage. Because his next action is to twist his arm around, attempting to lock his hand around Cammy's ankle in a burning grip. If he can pull that off, it should be a simple matter to swing her down and into the arena floor.

COMBATSYS: Kain successfully hits Cammy with Quick Throw.

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Kain             0/-------/------=|=======\==-----\1            Cammy

In a word? Ow. Cammy's ankle is gripped and she's bounced off the arena floor. Only her arms protect her face from near-permanent damage--she's been scarred once before, she'll thank Kain not to try it again--though the sheer impact causes a nosebleed that makes her look not terribly pretty, unless you're into the avenging angel type. Cammy kicks out of the grip and rolls backwards, rising to her feet, reaching up to wipe the blood away.
Then she disappears, suddenly, in a blur of motion, appearing again in midair, streaking past Kain with an extended, Psycho-Powered boot. Hit or miss, she blurs out again, and returns at another angle--an almost impossible move, but Cammy's hyped up. Again and again, she darts past Kain, attacking him with what is almost like a blade of Psycho Power surrounding her kicking foot, until the last attack, a flying thrust kick aimed to knock him to the ground... probably not for good, but hopefully for a healthy chunk of damage.

COMBATSYS: Kain blocks Cammy's Killer Bee Assault.

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Kain             0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0            Cammy

There's a limit to what Kain can do to deal with an assault at this speed. He can /sense/ Cammy, but his eyes aren't actually able to follow her. And he's not quick enough to get out of the range of her attack without leaving himself wide open. So the best he can do is try to deflect the blows as they come in. His timing isn't perfectly, but it's still surprisingly good. He twists about, striking out with arms and legs as rips begin to appear in his clothing, along with a few deep cuts that draw some blood. But he manages to keep any really serious strikes from getting through.
And after that last kick slams into Kain's braced shoulder, Cammy has to slow down. Even if just for a moment. And that's when Kain makes his move. Sweeping his arm toward Cammy, he sends a crescent shaped wave of purple fire slicing toward the girl.

COMBATSYS: Kain successfully hits Cammy with Schwarze Flame.

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Kain             0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0            Cammy

Cammy is just blasted, full-on. Is the fight disappointing to her? Sure, though perhaps not quite as disappointing as the previous outing. Gritting her teeth, Cammy makes one last, token attempt to chase Kain down, just flat-out attempting to grab him by the lapels, twist, and slam him down against the ground. It isn't elegant and it isn't really part of her training--it's fueled by good old stubbornness.

COMBATSYS: Cammy can no longer fight.

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Kain             0/-------/--=====|

COMBATSYS: Kain dodges Cammy's Rebound Throw.

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Kain             0/-------/--=====|

From Kain's point of view, any fight that gives him a chance to hone his defenses against 'Psycho Power' is worthwhile, even if he isn't aware of that particular name for it. Not to mention having to deal with a fighter who is capable of moving faster than most of his attacks. It is, of course, quite possible to deal with such a problem, but it still takes practice.
Dealing with Cammy's last ditch effort, however, doesn't require much from Kain at all. It's considerably less refined then her previous attacks, and it's simply matter of quickly stepping to one side and letting her fall to the floor.
Whatever Kain thought of the fight, though, he doesn't appear inclined to share it with his opponent. He waits just long enough for the announcers to make the decision that the fight is over, then he turns and walks off without a word.

COMBATSYS: Kain has ended the fight here.

Log created by Cammy, and last modified on 08:32:15 11/25/2006.