World Warrior 2007 - [Pre] Billy vs Kain

Description: A Disneyland bout in which Billy just doesn't know when to say uncle! (Winner: Kain)

It's the most wonderful place on Earth!
Well, some people think so, at any rate. Kain R. Heinlein is not on of them. He doesn't mind, per se, that his fight has been placed at Disney World, but there are probably other fighters who could have better appreciated the surroundings. And probably made for a more family friendly spectacle, to boot. At least Iori's not involved in this fight. Can you imagine the psychiatric bills for all the childhood trauma that would follow?
Kain has also declined to do anything special for the occasion of this fight, regardless of the location. He was offered a Mickey Mouse hat, but one look was all it took to send the person who thought that was a good idea scurrying away. A large area has been roped off in front of Cinderella's Castle for the fight, with both park and fight staff wandering around, so that guys with cameras are bumping elbows with Goofy and Donald. Music from the rest of the park drifts faintly in, but the music has been turned off here for the occasion. The crowd is, unsurprisingly, massive. Between the people here for the park and the people here for the fight it's a wonder that nobody's gotten trampled yet.
Kain stands at one of the roped off area, idly observing a few of the custom made character statues lining the fighting area. Mickey Mouse dressed up as Ryu, Goofy made up to look like Terry Bogard, Donald Duck wearing Geese's fighting outfit, and several more. If only people could put this much effort into things that are actually worthwhile. Kain shakes his head with a sigh, then continues to wait for the fight to begin.

Ah, Disneyland. Billy's never been here before, but Lilly was actually pretty quick to leap on the chance to come and cheer for him. Of course for no ulterior motive, not in the slightest. Speaking of which, the hapless bodyguard is at the edge of the crowd, discussing with his sibling in hushed tones as the other blonde tries to force something on his head.
"Come on, Billy! It'll give you good luck!"
"I'm not wearing that stupid thing!!" is retorted, but in rather muted tones given his otherwise harsh appearance. The Brit is glancing around warily, at least content the cameras are not rolling and there's some modicum of privacy. An attempt to turn and approach Kain fails as he's grabbed by the sleeve and tugged back. He could of easily yanked free, but for whichever reason opted not to.
"I'm not letting you fight without it!"
"GOD!" Billy shouts, snatching the item from Lilly's hands and thrusting it upon his head. And thus, the blue leather clad figure now stomping in Kain's direction has... A Goofy hat, complete with dangling black ears. Oh, she's going to pay for that. Yet he looks remarkably serious for the somewhat comical appearance, long crimson staff impacting the ground beside him with the other hand on his hip before being lifted in the air.
"Hey hey hey!" is offered towards Heinlein, weapon twirled nimbly between his fingers thereafter. He's still got a carefree air, although to some extent such is a charade. This is going to be trouble. "Looks like we're gonna get a rematch after all..." His neck cracks to either side, before he assumes a fluid and rather freeform stance, leaning forward on the balls of his feet with the end of his weapon arced low to the ground. Ignore the bobbing ears, please.

COMBATSYS: Billy has started a fight here on the right meter side.

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                                 |-------\-------\0            Billy

COMBATSYS: Kain has joined the fight here.

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Kain             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Billy

Kain has no comment on the hat. There are people with some extremely odd ideas about fashion who are nevertheless quite competent fighters. Besides, while Kain has no problem with exploiting an emotional weakness, Billy doesn't appear to be /that/ upset about the hat. Holding his hands out to either side, Kain lets blue flames roll over his hands, causing his clothing to flutter for several moments before the flames die out.
"Indeed. I hope I won't be causing you any delays this time." There's a crackle from the loudspeakers set up around the area before a voice calls out. "Okay folks, are you ready for some fighting action? Here we go! Fighters, ready? Go!"
Kain kicks off from his starting position, dashing toward Billy. He summons purple fire into his hand as he runs, flinging it toward the British fighter as he draws closer. Another one follows a moment later from his other hand, trailing the first blast by a little less than a second, with Kain following not far behind.

COMBATSYS: Billy blocks Kain's Schwarze Flame.

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Kain             0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0            Billy

"Nah, not today. Broke my sister's heart last time, you did." Billy comments wryly, with a less then friendly smirk. But there's something in the man's eyes, that Kain of all would easily manage to read. He wants to prove something. Here, where everyone is watching. A burning desire to win, with no small amount of strength. Few people wish for Geese's blood as much as the white-adorned figure opposite. Billy's advance is rather swift, body low to the ground as he snaps out the staff twice. Both impact the flashes of fire, knocking them into harmless motes before he plants that weapon upon the ground only a couple meters from Kain, bending obscenely. With that, Billy launches himself straight into the air with a TWANG, jacket rippling as he descends directly above the other man. An attempt is done to viciously kick Kain in the back of the head, and with any luck send him face-first into the ground. Disturbingly quick and fluid an onslaught, trying to immediately put the pressure upon the other man.

COMBATSYS: Billy successfully hits Kain with Flying Assault Cane.

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Kain             0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0            Billy

Kain actually glances away from Billy for a moment as the two men rush at each other, apparently distracted by something. It costs him, as his attempt to slip away from Billy's attack is just a fraction of a second too slow. Billy's foot clips the back of Kain's head, although it's not quite enough to knock Kain completely to the ground.
Kain falls the rest of the way on his own, however, planting a hand on the ground as he does so. Kicking off the ground with his left foot, Kain sweeps up with his right to drive a flaming kick into Billy's chin. Whether or not he hits he continues on with his motion in order to land on his feet once more, before springing back to an upright position.

COMBATSYS: Billy endures Kain's Light Kick!

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Kain             0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0            Billy

Shifting himself forward, Kain might be surprised to find that Billy's directly in his face as well, having not backed away. The Brit rears back his right arm, gripping the staff tightly as he takes the strike right across his face, jarring him down in a flare of blue chi but not slowing his advance. "Hnnngh!!" And capitalizing on the vulnerability allowed, an attempt is made to sweep Kain into a sudden lunging uppercut, trying to take the Heinlein skyward and unleash a vicious whirlwind at the apex. And a loud cackle, just for flavor. At the end there would be a flick of the weapon, attempting to send Kain shooting towards one of the statues with no small amount of force. Downwards Billy would descend thereafter, to land in a crouch... Not yet advancing again, trying to gauge what the other man is going to do first.

COMBATSYS: Kain just-defends Billy's Red Lotus Requiem!

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Kain             0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0            Billy

Billy's fist lashes out at Kain, but Heinlein's reactions are faster. He's already leaping into the air, negating the first stage of Billy's attack. And as for the next... Billy may not be laughing for long, as he lashes out at Kain with his staff. There's a flash of blue light from Kain's hand, and Billy's weapon crashes into a flickering simulacrum of itself formed from blue chi.
Kain affords his opponent a brief grin before drawing the weapon back and switching into an overhand blow. Despite the lack of physical substance, the chi staff /feels/ remarkably real. But the 'impact' only lasts a brief moment before the weapon erupts in a blue explosion meant to send Billy rocketing back to the ground as Kain lands nimbly after him.

COMBATSYS: Billy dodges Kain's Schwarz Cutter.

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Kain             0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0            Billy

"...?!" Billy widens his eyes, obviously not expecting that manner of reciprocation. He is driven down prematurely from the engagement, grunting with discomfort but lunging backwards just prior to the newfound crater that he just stood in. His own weapon is only singed from the encounter, but he can already tell that this is going to be just as big a handful as anticipated. "Alright... You can have the initiative if you really want it." Billy mutters, suddenly shifting his stance and beginning to lazily spin his weapon in his free hand. Sparks and motes of fire circle around it, trailing in a somewhat aesthetic display as his inner flame is carefully stoked. This is already a rather impressive engagement -- although who might reign supreme is far from determined. "Haaaa...!!"

COMBATSYS: Billy gathers his will.

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Kain             0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0            Billy

Kain makes a brief sound of irritation as Billy manages to avoid taking a clean hit, but he also doesn't get a chance to attack Kain as he lands. Slipping his left hand back into his pocket, Kain observes the fire swirling around Billy's staff. "My thanks." Kain's not about to run right into /that/, though. That's just asking for trouble.
Instead he raises his right hand, palm toward Billy and fingers spread wide. There's five flares of blue light in a circle around Billy, blue orbs of flame springing into being. A moment later Kain clenches his fist, and all five fiery spheres come rushing together toward a point centered right on Billy.

COMBATSYS: Billy blocks Kain's Schwarze Flame.

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Kain             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0            Billy

"Oh come on, Kain." Billy mutters, observing the rushing motes of energy before swiping out his weapon and knocking them aside in a flutter. But he still doesn't make an advance, instead leaning backwards and resting his staff across one shoulder. Almost as if taking a break, in absolutely no rush. "You can do a little better then that..." Thoroughly showboating, his free hand gestures for the man opposite to take the initiative, if he desires it. He certainly doesn't look to be in an exceptional hurry to continue his own onslaught just yet. Merely narrowing his eyes, although a fraction of a moment is spent making sure his Goofy hat remains straight on his trademark bandana.

COMBATSYS: Billy focuses on his next action.

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Kain             0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0            Billy

Kain smirks at Billy for a moment before shaking his head. "Do you take me for a fool? Your reach advantage isn't enough to scare me, but I'm not just going to rush at you when you're clearly waiting for an opportunity to take advantage of it. So please, when you're ready to fight for real, just let me know. In the meantime..."
Kain reaches out and snaps off one of Mickey's arms, complete with fiberglass Hadouken attached to the end of it. He proceeds to hurl it faux-fireball first right at Billy's head. If nothing else, sooner or later Billy's attempts at defense are going to leave his staff in a bad position for a followup attack.

COMBATSYS: Billy fails to interrupt Thrown Object from Kain with Light Kick.

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

Listening to the man talk won't help any, at least when he's trying to bait. Rushing forward as Kain takes the time to break off an arm, Billy twirls his staff behind, attempting to reach him before he can heft it. But oh, does he ever fail. Apparently, a Goofy hat is a magnet for such wayward limbs, impacting him right in the face. Hard. Said hat flies spiraling away, Billy landing with a resounding thud and sliding to a stop a few meters away. He's rather slow pushing up with his staff, rubbing a bleeding nose and spitting to the side. "Ugh... the hell is that arm made of?"

Apparently the people at Disney do good work. Kain wasn't really expecting that to be much more than a distraction for Billy. Still, no use looking a gift horse in the mouth. While Billy is busy climbing to his feet, Kain is closing the distance between the two of them. He ducks in low as he approaches the British fighter, kicking out with his left foot in an attempt to knock aside the staff Billy's using for support, while jabbing at his opponent's face with a glowing blue fist at the same time.

COMBATSYS: Billy fails to counter Jab Punch from Kain with Fire Dragon Pursuit Cane.

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

Letting out a hiss of pain, Billy's obviously being backed against the wall. Hefting his staff before it's kicked, there's a split second opportunity to shift it in front of Kain, but his fist is merely too fast. It manages a solid strike across Billy's jaw, sending him once more backwards. This is assuredly not going well in the slightest. He's panting now, rubbing at his lips with the back of his hand. Going to chip him down, it seems. And so far, it's working. Hefting up his staff, he tries to regain his bearings and at least make a token attempt to turn the tide.

Kain doesn't intend just to chip Billy down piece by piece... But he's wary about lingering in range of Billy's staff. Heavier blows that allow for that are perfectly okay. When Billy goes staggering backwards, Kain doesn't immediately pursue him. No, he hangs back a little bit, letting his purple fire engulf his right hand once again. Not a long range attack this time, though, but far enough back to keep Billy's long weapon from being a real advantage. Kain sweeps his arm at Billy, a wave of flame following the path of the motion but extending out far enough to reach the British fighter.

COMBATSYS: Billy blocks Kain's Schwarz Cutter.

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

The staff spins around defensively, igniting for just a moment in a wash of orange to deflect the azure. It whisks by and licks his frame with a hiss of pain, but thereafter he rushes forward, suddenly rebounding -- with enough passion to incite a mild sound of surprise from the audience. He thrusts out with his weapon, aiming to catch Kain within the throat and heft him into the air. If managed, he'd attempt to thoroughly strangle him from the newly ascended altitude, still managing a cackle. And then deposit him with a heavy crash on the ground, trying to use the assault regardless to position himself in a superior range to at least attempt a rebound on the other man.

COMBATSYS: Kain blocks Billy's Hell Drop.

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

Kain sweeps out with his arm as the staff lashes out at him. He takes the blow on the side of his arm as he knocks it aside, keeping it from managing to hit somewhere much more painful. Like in the throat. With the staff pushed to the side, though, Kain is willing to take the risk of rushing Billy once more.
Keeping an arm against the staff as he rushes in, Kain tries to plant his hand on Billy's shoulder. He pushes back and down, trying to knock Billy off balance and down to the ground with the help of an explosion of blue chi.

COMBATSYS: Kain successfully hits Billy with Quick Throw.

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

Shifting backwards, there's just not enough energy left within Billy to fully clear the attempted grapple. A moment's hesitation is settled by the detonation, and Billy is sent backwards to impact one of the Donald Duck statues. It falls backwards and shatters, a moment's mourning spent on the fallen Geese. In Disney form, at least. But Billy actually skips backwards, suddenly arcing back his weapon. It seems to suddenly bloom into a myriad weapons, as Billy rushes forward with his shoulders low. The assorted weapons ignite in a sweeping uppercut, trying to knock Kain into the air with a snarl. And then, in a two-handed grip, a second attempt to /plow/ the man into the ground, hard enough to shake the audience some distance away with a large column of flame gouting skywards. Desperation, to be sure. He might be going down imminently at this rate, yet Kain would at least not see him giving up... An admirable trait, at least.

COMBATSYS: Billy successfully hits Kain with Salamander Stream.

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

It seems that desperation is working in Billy's favor for the moment. Kain grunts in pain as he's launched into the air, trying to twist himself into a defensive position as he sees the weapon moving for a second strike. He's not quite quick enough, however, and crashes into the ground with an explosion of flame and fragments of tile as the walkway shatters under the blow.
But... something looks odd about the column of flame. Just what becomes clear a moment later as an explosion of blue fire bursts out from the center of impact, a blast that knocks over statues and could send Billy flying if he's not quick enough.

COMBATSYS: Billy blocks Kain's Himmlische Seele.

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Kain             0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0            Billy

Rather then attempt to dive to the side, Billy brings up his weapon and whips up his staff, igniting it into flames defensively. This makeshift shield takes the initial brunt, giving just enough time for thrust forearms to endure the rest. Sent staggering backwards, Billy spreads his stance, clothing scorched from head to toe. But he's still up, breath coming out with deep pants, staff barely able to be held up. Kain seems to be shifting in and out of focus. Having little recourse, Billy rushes to the side away from the blackened remains of Donald Howard, to instead plant his staff at the base of Mickey Mouse. The very one that got the arm broke off earlier. Let's see if it retains any potent ability. "Hnnngh--!!" Billy then attempts to launch it through the air with an incredible amount of force at what he believes to be the real Kain. Let's see if he chose right!

COMBATSYS: Kain interrupts Large Thrown Object from Billy with Schwarzer Stob.

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Kain             0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0            Billy

Apparently all of Mickey's power was contained in his Hadouken. Or at least, whatever remains isn't quite up to dealing with Kain. As the statues comes flying toward him, Kain is running right at Billy. And he's not going to let a mouse get in his way. Leaping and twisting so that he leads with his right leg, Kain blows right through Mickey with a flaming kick. The statue explodes, chunks of it pelting Kain as he flies through. What /do/ they make these things out of? Ow.
Things go into slow motion. Mickey's head, remarkably intact, flies clear of the impact. It spins through the air, the eyes of many of the younger members of the audience following the arc of its flight. Still in slow motion the head hits the road, cracks racing through it before it splinters apart, one eye skidding to a stop next to a young girl by the front of the audience who promptly bursts into tears.
But Kain isn't concerned with such things. He's concerned with driving his foot viciously into Billy's ribcage, along with a nice explosion of purple fire to knock Geese's bodyguard back.

Oh, Billy knows this is trouble. But he had no alternative choices. Somehow the last thing going through his head as Kain's foot impacts his chest is, 'Damnit Lilly you cursed me from the st--' But that cuts off from the brutal impact, Billy sent flying backwards and rolling to a stop, curling up and hissing in pain. The world begins to black out, but with an immense willpower he plunges forward. Slowly he rolls, still holding onto his staff as if it's some lifeline. "No..." With the speed of molasses, he's back on his feet. "Not... over..." Billy stumbles, but manages to turn that into a run as he advances on Kain. It's rather harmless, but that look in his eyes -- seen at the onset -- hasn't faded at all. A clumsy sweep is attempted, trying to catch Kain in a cyclone and rise him up. There's no cackle this time again, merely a cry of apparent physical pain the mere attempt puts him through. And when he falls, the staff leaves his hand, Billy crashing on his side. Ouch.

COMBATSYS: Billy can no longer fight.

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Kain             0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Billy successfully hits Kain with Red Lotus Requiem.
Glancing Blow

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Kain             1/-------/=======|

Billy doesn't /quite/ manage to catch Kain. He starts to hop out of the way of the rising cyclone, but does get caught in the edge of it. Billy doesn't have a chance to smack Kain with the staff, but the initial assault is enough to leave Kain crashing down to the ground on his shoulders. Not fun, but he's still together enough to roll when he hits the ground.
Climbing back to his feet, Kain cracks his neck and looks over to his opponent. The fact that he couldn't even hold onto his weapon should be a good sign that he's out of the fight, even if Kain didn't have other ways of telling. Now it's just a matter of waiting for it to be clear to everyone else, particularly the ref, that Billy's out of the fight.

COMBATSYS: Kain has ended the fight here.

"Winner! Kain Heinlein!!"
This is called after a few moments, but Billy doesn't seem willing to accept it. "No... th... the hell it is!!" Billy crawls along the ground, panting, sweat pouring down his face. His hand reaches with almost pitiful slowness, grasping his fallen staff and pulling it to him. Hefting it up to brace himself, Billy tries and fails to get back to his feet. Apparently his inability to do this seals the deal, and there's a somewhat awkward clap from some portions of the audience. "C... C'mon, Heinlein!! I'm still conscious!!" Even if he's merely kneeling there, scarcely able to rest the crimson weapon across his shoulder. His eyes are narrowed towards the other man, as best they can.

Kain looks down at Billy, then just shakes his head slowly. "While your persistence is admirable, this fight is over. Do you really want me to beat you into unconciousness in front of your sister?" Kain glances briefly over toward the crowd, in the direction of the spot where Lilly is watching. But how does Kain know who she is? Or is it just a lucky guess on his part? Those aside, is this actually a touch of /mercy/ on Kain's part? Shocking.
"Regardless, the judgement has already been made. If you want a chance to redeem yourself... Well, I'm sure we'll meet again, won't we?" As long as Billy works for Geese, the chances of meeting Kain again are probably rather good, after all.

"S... shut the hell up." Billy snarls, looking like he'd do anything feasible were he to retain the strength. Cameras are still rolling, but it doesn't seem that the defeated Brit has any intention of verbally submitting. And Lilly definitely looks shocked, with a hand to her mouth. And his opponent... is just going to stand there? "You... son of a bitch!! FIGHT ME!" And in an ungodly surge, Billy manages to hurl his staff. It spirals a couple meters away from any chance of connecting, clattering with a disturbing finality on the ground. Billy doubles over now, lacking his support, no longer even able to hold his head up. And thus he'll remain, with no further words, clenching his fingers as best he can into the unrelenting stone. This isn't about surpassing Kain. From former King of Fighters, to defeated in the prequalifier... How far the mighty have fallen.

Kain can appreciate Billy's feelings... But he has no reason to fight someone who is already defeated. Under other circumstances perhaps Kain might finish Billy off, but to do so in front of this many people would be a fairly bad PR move. Heinlein doesn't even blink as the staff is hurled in his general direction, and doesn't even seem to pay it any real attention, keeping his eyes on Billy. "Go home with your sister." And with that, Kain turns and begins walking off toward the exit path being kept clear by park security.

Log created by Billy, and last modified on 02:48:17 03/01/2007.