World Warrior 2007 - [Pre] Talia vs Duck King

Description: A match to see who may qualify for the World Warrior tournament that pits Duck King against the mysterious Russian named Talia. A back and forth fight that has many a highlights that finally ends with Talia picking up the win. (Winner: Talia)

So it has come to this. The World Warrior has started and sent all the fighting fans in the world into a frenzy as many a fighter via for a spot in the elite tournament. The qualifiers have been in full swing for some time now and today in Metro City people are treated to a fight between Duck King and Talia down in the subway. In the past this place would be a dangerous place to hold a fight, but thanks to Mike Haggar the subway is a rather nice place to be. There is music, food and drink as people gather around the roped off area where the two fighters will be battling at.
Duck King himself has been around for awhile. He feels as prepared as he could be once finding out he was picked to be in a qualifier. Those training fights against Leona and Yuri have him feeling rather pumped and he is in high spirits at the moment watching a few younger guys dancing on cardboard laid out next to a giant boombox. He claps along and refrains from dancing himself given he needs to keep his energy, but when the officials start to call for the fighters to head to the fighting area he gives them all a high five and then moves to hop over the rope and holds his hands upwards while bouncing around. "Lets do this!"

COMBATSYS: Duck has started a fight here.

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Duck             0/-------/-------|

There's a bit of a pause while the audience and staff -- not to mention in all probability Duck himself -- look for the other half of the event. There isn't an immediate sign, just a subway train pulling in, and coming to a stop. After a moment of various random passengers offloading away from the roped off area, Talia steps out of the train close to the designated combat zone. She glances around to take in the position of everything nearby, then enters the roped off area. She stares at Duck silently as she takes hold of her staff with both hands. She says nothing as she slips into a combat stance, seeming oblivious to everything at this point except Duck.

COMBATSYS: Talia has joined the fight here.

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Talia            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Duck

When Talia doesn't make her appearance at first Duck is wondering if he made it to the right fight. He was pretty sure they told him it was supposed to be here. He better not find himself at the same place as Terry or something. He is soon relieved when the subway cart unloads his opponent among the other passengers. His brow quirks somewhat and he reaches up to smooth his 'hawk down only to have the wild multicolored hair stand straight back up afterwards. "Ahh, so there you are. Had me worried for a moment." he says to his opponent while glancing about to the people gathering to the fight then looking back to her.
He has heard of the name and even caught clips from SNF replays from time to time, but for the most part this woman is an unfamiliar fighter so it will be quite an interesting fight for Duck King to say the least. She sure doesn't seem like much of a talker either at all. Something he is used to since he has dealtwith similar people in the past so he isn't going to waste words. Instead he gets into the groove of being prepared to fight, his feet slightly shifting along the ground as he raises his arms. "Let's give these people a show, yeah?"

As Duck talks, Talia simply stands there, frozen as though a statue, and giving no indication from her expression that she hears him. A moment after he stops speaking the second time, she takes a half step forward, tapping the floor with the end of her staff, all without adjusting her gaze or expression. It's clear Duck isn't going to get anything from Talia vocally right now; she's here to do a job, and that's it. With another moment of pause, Talia decides that it's time.

Without any warning, Talia lunges forward, stabbing with the metal staff with both hands.. However, the attack is meant to go just past Duck's head while Talia lets go with one hand to stab two fingers at a pressure point at Duck's side. Afterwards, she twirls backwards, falling back into a defensive staff fighting stance.

COMBATSYS: Talia successfully hits Duck with Sleight of Hand.

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Talia            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Duck

So it begins. Another chapter in the preliminaries of the World Warrior is going to be written and if Duck King can do anything about it he will make it a fight to remember. He watches the woman come in at him with his eyes focusing on the staff she holds. Her trickery to throw him off works quite well since he moves to avoid the staff only to get smacked in the side with the fingers that cause him to yelp in surprise while hopping back on one foot with his hand on his side. Okay, so the staff isn't going to be the only mode of attack for her. He will have to remember that.
Once he gets his balance back he rubs his side for a moment then his brows furrow some as he steps forward and then goes to strike at what seems to be a punch at first. It ends up being something else as he leans forward and puts all his weight on the hand as it slaps onto the ground of the subway and he swings about to plant both feet into Talia's gut.

COMBATSYS: Talia blocks Duck's Breakdance Spinkick.

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Talia            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Duck

When Duck comes at her with the fist, Talia starts to shift her stance backward but otherwise maintains her defensive posture. When Duck doesn't commit to the strike, Talia realizes something is off, and takes a second step back. When the double kick comes, Talis blocks with a braced staff, but there's just enough force in it to push through, allowing some of the remaining force to catch her in the midsection. It isn't enough to wind her, but she felt it. There's a quick hop backwards, and Talia falls into a defensive crouch, staff raised in one hand behind her. She doesn't follow up with anything else, instead simply staring at Duck, taking in everything she can about how he's moving.

COMBATSYS: Talia focuses on her next action.

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Talia            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Duck

Swings his legs around after striking and he makes a bit of a show as he keeps balanced on his hand and twirls about before catching himself on both hands and doing a handstand. Showboating may cause him some trouble, but it is hard for him not to play to the crowd and get some dancing in while he is fighting as well. His feet finally touch the ground once again after he pushes off to do a halfassed flip and he lands in a crouch before taking a moment to eye the other fighter. So she is going to hold back for now it would seem. He is going to have to keep note of the range she has with that staff. He stands back up fully again and advances with his leg raising to do a few feint strikes before he finally raises it up high to slam down on Talia's shoulder with the heel of his Adidas.

COMBATSYS: Talia interrupts Light Kick from Duck with Point Blank.

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Talia            0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0             Duck

When Duck closes on her Talia simply watches, seeming unconcerned with his motions up until he actually commits to an attack. Once the feints are done with, Talia stands and steps into the kick, dropping her staff onto the floor with a loud clatter. Even as Duck's descending with the leg, Talia's reaching into her coat, and in a single swift motion draws a needle then lances at a pressure point in Duck's chest. Duck's thigh still thumps against her shoulder with a fair amount of force, but it's not the directed strike he'd originally planned. All that done, Talia leaps backwards, and at some point between leaping and landing, she's drawn a 9mm pistol, held in almost exactly the same position above her head as her staff was just moments ago.

And so Duck King is introduced into another point of pain in the way of getting a needled jabbed right into him as he kicks. The jab gets him good and his strike is softened greatly mostly because he is stumbling back on his foot and eventually he falls onto his back rubbing his chest and not looking to be feeling the best right now. "Christ woman. That is brutal." he mutters and then kip-ups back to his feet and he staggers back a few steps while still trying to get the pain shaken off before he steps forward and then jumps to the air, legs kicking back as he reaches back and grabs onto his ankles while flinging himself forward in a spin as the King of Ducks turns into a flying ball intent on ramming into Talia. "Yahoo!"

COMBATSYS: Duck successfully hits Talia with Flying Spin.

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Talia            1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0             Duck

Despite Duck's regular commentary, Talia remains silent, and doesn't in any way acknowledge anything he's said. Still regarding him with the emotionless but steady gaze, Talia watches as he prepares for his next assault on her person. She prepares to step neatly out of range of the attack she thinks is forthcoming, but quickly finds that simply stepping /back/ isn't going to help her against the ram. She tries to redirect herself out of the way, but it catches her fully, knocking her aside and leaving her visibly battered.

Talia gets up slowly and deliberately, watching Duck as she takes several steps away. She fires off a simple shot at her opponent with the pistol, although this is more to test his responsiveness than to actually injure him.

COMBATSYS: Talia successfully hits Duck with Medium Shot.

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Talia            1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\0             Duck

Upwards the Duck ball goes and then with a twirl the breakdancer lands in a crouch to find himself staring down at a woman with a gun. Wait a minute? She brought a gun to a streetfight!? It is surprising enough that he scrambles backwards to avoid it, but the shot clips him and he lets out another howl as he hops about from foot to foot and holding a hand on the side that was grazed by the shot fired at him. Okay this is a bit too much he thinks. It looks like it is best to keep in close to this woman if she doesn't have any problem shooting at him with a gun. He still hops about like in pain, but then he smirks and pushes off his feet to leap forward and flip about to aim low to take the legs of the other fighter out from under her. Much harder to shoot while grounded afterall. Or so he hopes to high hell it is.

COMBATSYS: Duck successfully hits Talia with Dancing Dive EX.

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Talia            1/-======/=======|=======\-------\1             Duck

Despite the hits she's received up to this point, Talia's expression remains flat as before. When he comes in, Talia again prepares to step neatly out of the way, but as before, she's misjudged the particular attack he's planning on using. The net result is her getting swept exactly as expected, with a very painful-sounding *thump* following. This time, there's a soft 'uff' from the gunfighter, as she verbally -- if very quietly -- acknowledges that she's been hurt. Rolling away quickly, Talia puts away the pistol as she passes her staff where she dropped it on the floor earlier. Grabbing it, she rolls into a defensive crouch as before, watching Duck warily as she tries to recover herself from the bruising.

COMBATSYS: Talia gains composure.

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Talia            1/--=====/=======|=======\-------\1             Duck

The breakdancing fool lets himself slide further before finally coming to a stop with a bit of a sigh of relief. He made it through that one without getting shot at or a needled jabbed into him so that is always a big plus on his end in the case of this fight. He pushes himself back up onto his feet and eyes the other fighter who seems to be preparing to take things more defensively for the time being. That is when Duck really has to decide what to do in response. Last time he rushed in his chest felt a good amount of pain, but giving her time to build a strategy could be even more painful. He eyes her carefully for a moment longer then he goes rushing forward. "Time take one from Dan's book." he says to himself and then leans forward into a roll before bursting upwards out of it with a rather vicious uppercut while twisting about in the air to spiral upwards. "Duckyuken!"

COMBATSYS: Talia dodges Duck's Strong Punch.

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Talia            1/--=====/=======|=======\-------\1             Duck

When Duck leans in, Talia decides to do something a little different from before. Instead of using the staff to retaliate or block, she braces the tip of it on the flooring, using it to launch herself into another roll out of Duck's reach. Once she's confident she's cleared the technique, she comes to a stop behind Duck, reaching into her coat once again. This time, instead of coming out with a pistol, she produces a shotgun, quickly loading a pair of shells into the weapon with practised ease. Stepping forward quickly, hopefully while Duck is still recovering from his 'technique', Talia aims the weapon at a point on Duck's back, hoping to disrupt a significant section of his nervous system by interfering with a critical nerve cluster with the focused and nearly point-blank buckshot.

COMBATSYS: Duck parries Talia's 12-Gauge Chakra Shatter!

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Talia            0/-------/-----==|=======\=------\1             Duck

Swing and a whiff! That upwards twirl ends up just looking fancy with nothing to it and Duck King comes down on a soft landing looking about real quickly for his opponent only to soon feeling something press up against his backside. His eyes go wide and he quickly reaches back to grab for the gun and take the barrel as he drops down and pushes upwards so the shot fires harmlessly into the air as Duck ends up on his back with hand still holding the barrel of the shotgun. "No thanks. I paid alot for this shirt!" he cries out and then rolls some to end up on his head and he lets go of the barrel as he drives both feet towards Talia in a hard kick to knock her back while he flips to his feet then jumps backwards in an attempt to slam his elbow into her chest at the same time he is bringing a leg about to kick at the back of her knees. "Hup, hah!"

COMBATSYS: Talia dodges Duck's Dancing Calibre EX.

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Talia            0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0             Duck

Talia isn't terribly surprised when Duck manages to turn her attack. Disappointed in an abstract sense, yes, but not surprised. It was a chancy move.. Worth the potential payoff, but the result was in a way expected. Instead, she's surprised at the raw speed of Duck's retaliatory technique. She comes very close to being caught off guard as before, but this time she manages to kick herself into a sideways leap, managing to spin in the air between the two strikes as she almost floats from Duck. The nature of her particular evasion doesn't let her move far before landing, but in this case she's prepared to press the offense. When she lands it's in a crouch, loading a shell into the shotgun hurriedly. There's another leap, but this time it's a dive past Duck's legs, where she fires a single solid slug at one of his knees in passing. The kick from the firearm aids in her dive, which ends in an evasive roll.

COMBATSYS: Duck dodges Talia's Shell Effect.

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Talia            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Duck

Damn this woman is quicker than he thought initially. Even as he swings about he is finding himself quickly having to react to her attack. He spins about while kicking his leg upwards to where the blast fires off missing him and he hops off the foot that is still grounded to flip about and land a few feet away from Talia while shaking his head. This is getting to be a rather serious thing with her using a shotgun of all things. He really rather avoid that thing like the plague. He quickly dashes in while she doesn't have anything loaded into the gun and his hand reaches out to slap at the gun while he jumps forward to dropkick her straight in the chest.

COMBATSYS: Talia dodges Duck's Heavy Kick.

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Talia            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Duck

When she realizes Duck evaded her latest shot, Talia quickly aborts the roll, moving into a defensive position. She maintains her position even as he charges in, and slaps at the firearm.. But when he moves to kick, instead of relocating elsewhere, she simply .. falls. Dropping to her back, she lets the attack go over her while she, mid-drop, loads another slug into the firearm. Firing upwards at a nerve cluster on Duck's midsection, Talia quickly kicks into another roll to put more distance between herself and her target.

COMBATSYS: Talia successfully hits Duck with Shell Effect.

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Talia            0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0             Duck

It looks like underestimating the woman is going to cost Duck in this instance. As he tries to twist about to avoid the shot it slams into his waist and he goes flying straight the hell away from the other fighter and goes tumbling about on the floor to end up laying on his back and not looking to be feeling the best at this point. "Christ...." he puffs lightly while slowly getting up with his knees looking a bit shakey. Okay so this whole rushing in thing just isn't working. He decides it is best to hang back for now and catch his breath. The way his legs are feeling at this point he needs to get the groove back into them before pressing an attack.

COMBATSYS: Duck gains composure.

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Talia            0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0             Duck

Even while Duck is taking his particular break, Talia's already moving to do her own preparations. She's returned her shotgun to .. wherever she keeps it in her coat as she quickly moves to retrieve her staff. She crouches, and this time she closes her eyes for a brief moment, looking for all the world as if taking a moment to pray.

COMBATSYS: Talia gains composure.

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Talia            0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0             Duck

So there stands Duck, staring down the woman once again as he hasn't been able to touch her for quite some time. Taking a deep breath he closes his eyes and he listens to the boombox playing back where the kids were breakdancing earlier. Soon his feet start to slowly slide across the ground in a manner like James Brown would do when dancing. He then grins widely and he raises a fist up in the air. "Awl right! Now it's time to get this shindig going!" His declaration is followed by him running straight for Talia and jumping in the air and then spiralling downwards at her with his feet kicking about at her as he tries to catch himself on the ground with his hands and twist about on them while keeping his assault up with his kicks. "YAHOO!"

COMBATSYS: Duck successfully hits Talia with Neo Break Storm.

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Talia            0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Duck

When Duck starts making noise in her vicinity, Talia's eyes fly open, and she re-examines the situation. She tries to use a variant on the earlier trick, using the metal staff to add additional thrust to a jump, but this time she times in poorly, and ends up getting battered rather brutally, landing a couple meters away in a less graceful heap than normal. It doesn't take her long to recover into a crouch, and she concludes once again that distance is her only chance. Drawing her pistol, she takes a moment to aim carefully, long enough that Duck has time to react, before firing off a single shot. This is aimed at a critical point near Duck's heart, and if it hits proper, should disrupt his heart rate for a few moments.

COMBATSYS: Talia successfully hits Duck with Nerve Lance.

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Talia            1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0             Duck

So there it happens. He finally gets his mark this time only to have dizzied himself a bit too much in the long run. He sees the pistol aimed, but his movements are a bit sluggish and once again he gets hit and off goes the water fowl named fighter near the edge of the roped off area. "Damn gun users....what the hell." he mumbles and rubs his head while he tries to get his focus back. His head then looks over to one of the poles set down that the ropes are attached to. With a grunt he hefts it up and then works at undoing the ropes before turning about and swinging it around wildly while charging Talia. "Stay down woman!"

COMBATSYS: Talia dodges Duck's Random Weapon.

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Talia            1/------=/=======|======-\-------\0             Duck

When Duck grabs one of the rope posts, the first emotion flickers past Talia's face so far this fight: puzzlement. What does he think he's going to accomplish...? She shakes her head at her opponent, looking faintly disappointed before allowing her expressionless mask to reassert itself. She simply steps aside casually when he swings the thing at her, seeming to need no effort to avoid the charge. She raises her pistol as she backs away slowly, firing a shot at his torso, not aiming for any specific portion of him.

COMBATSYS: Duck fails to interrupt Medium Shot from Talia with Head Spin.
- Power fail! -

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Talia            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0             Duck

And stumbling past goes Duck King before dropping the object and twirling about. Soon he finds himself ready to jump forward only to be met with another blast from the pistol that slams into him and off he goes again. It is almost like watching a replay over and over the way he has been going around all across the floor of the subway over and over again. This time he doesn't even seem to find the strength to get to his feet as he lets out a groan where he lays for the time being. He finally at least manages to get the strength to sit up and rub his head. "Good god."

Even once Duck flops to the floor, Talia continues backing away slowly, firearm raised. She doesn't have any commentary, she simply intends to maintain the advantage, weak as it is, by firing off another shot, this one aimed less precisely than the last one -- anywhere on Duck -- but still just as accurately. Afterwards, she comes to a stop, putting herself almost exactly in the center of the roped area.

COMBATSYS: Talia successfully hits Duck with Quick Shot.

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Talia            0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Duck

Pop! Right again the shot lands its mark even as the already dazed Duck gets nailed by another shot that jut knocks him back to the ground fully instead of sitting up like he was. With a grunt he gets back up and staggers about from side to side with head cocked slightly and looking to Talia. "One tough cookie." he mutters and he then steps forward slowly before dashing forward again and leaping into the air to sail about in a rather graceful manner despite being rather beat up. He then rolls himself up one more time in a bit of a different manner to look more like a cannonball this time as it sets on slamming into Talia again.

COMBATSYS: Talia parries Duck's Flying Spin!

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Talia            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0             Duck

Putting away the pistol, Talia regards Duck blandly. She pulls out the shotgun as he's getting up, loading another slug slug into the weapon. When he charges, Talia waits for a moment longer, then leaps into the just after he does. Instead of moving to dodge him, Talia moves towards him, turning her ascent into a flip as she simply moves over his assault to place her palm on his head just as he's in position for her to do so. With the other hand, she levels the shotgun at his collarbone, firing the slug at point-blank range, before continuing on past him to land neatly several meters away.

COMBATSYS: Duck fails to interrupt Shell Effect EX from Talia with Neo Break Storm.
- Power fail! -

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COMBATSYS: Duck can no longer fight.

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Talia            0/-------/--=====|

The initial attack doesn't look like it will do much at all, which leads to Duck King to come out of the roll early and start to strike out towards the other fighter only to finger her too quick to get ahold of. Bam! The shot hits him once again and the rather limp looking body of the breakdancer goes through the air and lands hard on the ground one more time. This time there isn't any motion to indicate he will be getting up. He is breathing at least, but overall it looks he is out cold and down for the count. The official slowly strolls over and checks on the fallen fighter then slowly straightens himself up and raises a hand. "Winner by KO, Talia." he states and the crowd starts to cheer for a rather hard fought fight from both contestants.

Turning back to regard her opponent, Talia shakes her head again. She dusts herself off, looks to the fight official. Once she's been announced the winner, she simply gathers her staff and walks towards the train, which pulled up mere moments after Duck fell. Without any acknowledgement of the fans, she simply boards the train, and leaves the scene of battle behind.

COMBATSYS: Talia has ended the fight here.

Log created by Duck, and last modified on 14:40:14 02/25/2007.