World Warrior 2007 - [Pre] Mimiru vs Ken

Description: Ken and Mimiru fight to advance to the second tier of the World Warrior tournament in a battle that isn't as one-sided as one might think! (Winner: Ken)

The last time Ken was here, he was beaten and shown up by Geese and his bodyguard. While his team ended up winning the fight, it didn't matter to Ken. He lost to Geese, and as usual, it left a sour taste in his mouth. Ken Masters is a winner. Ken Masters is powerhouse with style. That in mind, he just prepares himself for the fight to come. While he wished Ryu was here to be in this tournament, Ken figures he can just win this one and just say that if Ryu was around, he might have been the one to take the title.

While he is already dreaming of the speech he'll make, he waits for his match to make her way into the arena. Standing on a rock, Ken watches for his first challenge to the World Warrior title to arrive... Mimiru Kasagi.

It's not the first time Mimiru had been given the chance to fight Ken. The only thing though, is that it's never been a duel like this. And considering she didn't manage to beat him with the help of others, it's highly doubtful she'll manage to win this one out. Even though she knows she's improved a lot since those fights, she's realistic.
However, she intends to do her best! Because that's the Super Way of Mimiru! And that's just the spirit, like in every sports. Beside, this time, there ought to be more of a crowd, probably to support the American champion, since they're on his ground. This is a form of entertainment, after all... And coming from Japan, Mimiru figured she might as well go for the 'official' look and try to at least honor her country a little! She's sure someone else will be taking care of this anyhow.
And so, clad in a white gi, with the pink belt(doubt there's a pink belt in any martial art...) and a pink bandana, barefoot and with pink hand-guards, Mimiru's ready to fight! She steps in the arena, a big wide smile on her lips as she looks around. Awww, such a big arena, it's much different than real street-fighting. But still...
Once Mimiru spots Ken, she approaches him slowly and once she's a reasonable distance from him, she bows to greet him.

There is likely a pink belt in the Saikyo style, but of course, Ken doesn't consider it a martial art, so it all works out. Yes, Ken can be a mean mean man sometimes. Of course, he wouldn't be caught dead in something like a pink belt, but instead is wearing his usual red gi with his black belt, his feet bare and curved slightly to get a decent grip on the stone. When Mimiru comes out, the blond battler's all smiles, giving her a nice look of his peraly whites as he bows as well. "Hey, I've heard you've gotten a bit better. Eager to see what skills you've learned," Ken offers as he just gets into a fighting position. "Whenever you are ready, start this fight off," Ken says confidently, just waving a little here and there at the audience as he waits for Mimiru to make her move.

COMBATSYS: Ken has started a fight here.

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Ken              0/-------/-------|

Lips curling into a faint smile, Mimiru straightens herself up and she cracks her knuckles idly, "Of course, a fighter must always improve! You know, stagnancy generally means the prequel to decline," At least, that's what Mimiru believes. She beams a little though at the compliment. Not that she'd expect Ken to even know if she had improved at all or care about her! Maybe he doesn't and is just being polite, but still, she likes to float on her cloud.
Time to begin the fight it seems, and Mimiru takes the initiative, since Ken's being so nice. The girl kneels slightly and then takes a far leap toward Ken, helped out by a little burst of chi to empower her jump enough to give her a chance to reach Ken. Soaring down from above, Mimiru attempts to dice down at Ken's head or shoulders with her right foot, and as she goes down, white flames burst out of her foot, giving one extra push of energy -- in fact, if she manages to just touch Ken, she'll let the rush of chi fall down and use it to bounce off away. "Super Mimiru Kick!" Says the girl at the supposed moment of impact.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru has joined the fight here.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Ken

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Super Mimiru Kick.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Ken

"That was faster than the last time you tried it, that's for sure."

The observation is given as he leans his body out of the way of the kick. As Mimiru's foot sails by his chest, the American Karate Champ tries to grab the ankle of Mimiru and use the energy of her kicking down to swing her around in a complete circle before tossing her toward the beach. Should this work, Ken will begin leap in the air toward her, though considering the length of the jump, it will be a short bit before he lands.

Of course, if he misses or something else that he didn't predict happens, he'll just stay right where he is and wait for Mimiru's next attack.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru blocks Ken's Strong Throw.

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Mimiru           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0              Ken

Up in the air, it's a little hard to perform any kind of evasive manuevers, unfortunately. However, Mimiru's rather good at landing, so she focuses her efforts on softening the incoming landing instead of trying to break out of Ken's grasp. She's thrown off some distance, but she manages to gracefully shift about in midair so she can land on the ground with a roll on the beach's sand.
Despite her technique, it still seemed much too fast of a landing for her to totally shrug it off, but she managed not too badly. All in all, she ends up crouched after she rolled to absorb a part of the impact.
Ken's leaping toward her, and Mimiru has just what it needs to greet him. Lips curling into a smile, chi gathers between her hands, quickly forming a ball of white energy, "I'm trying my best!" She says, before hurling the ball of energy toward incoming fighter, "Super Mimiru Ball!"

COMBATSYS: Ken overcomes Super Mimiru Ball from Mimiru with Hadouken.

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Mimiru           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0              Ken

As Mimiru forms the chi, Ken does the same. "That's all you gave give me... And that's all I ask," Ken replies in a somewhat Ryu-esque moment before he thrusts the two palms foward with a mighty cry of "Hadouken!" Ken's chi attack tears through Mimiru's, the ball screaming toward the girl. Feeling somewhat guilty, Ken says, "I would let up on you a bit, but sadly, this isn't the time or place I can affort to do that... I have a certain someone to trash in this thing."

COMBATSYS: Ken successfully hits Mimiru with Hadouken.

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Mimiru           0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0              Ken

Here Mimiru thought she managed to make a nice recovery, but with her attack being overcome by Ken's Hadouken, she doesn't have the time to get into a better position to avoid the blast of energy. As it hits her, it knocks Mimiru off further on the beach. The fact that she was still crouched prevent her from going much further than a couple of feet away, but still. It makes things a bit harder on her.
"Huh... It's an official fight... I don't want others to make things easy on me just because I'm young... I didn't expect to get overtly far either. Least, just give me the honor of fighting to your best," Mimiru says, sticking her tongue out some.
Through this little speech, Mimiru manages to get back to her feet and she tries to approach Ken with a slightly less aggressive approach this time, attempting to get by his side so she can try to grapple him. If she suceeds, she'll then attempt to win the struggle to get in a good position to use an ippon seoi nage on him. Which means basically, getting a hold of one of his arm, turning her back to him and then hurling him over her.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Strong Throw.

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Mimiru           0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0              Ken

As Eliza can tell you, Ken Masters is a flexible man when he wants to be. That said, he easily slips out of Mimiru's grasp, his wrist forcefully and swiftly pulling away from her hands. His other hand though, is pulled at his side. "My best, eh?" Ken replies with the faintest of smirks. That said, he tries to give Mimiru a powerful uppercut, one that is likely to send her up into the air. Hopefully she will be able to dodge or block this because if she can't she'll get nailed with his trademark move, the name yelled out for all to hear as he flies a couple feet into the air.

"Shoryuken!!" he yells out at the top of his lungs, just hoping that it will be his business rival and moral opposite that feels this attack soon, and not a promising young girl fighter.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Ken's Shoryuken.

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Mimiru           0/-------/---====|==-----\-------\0              Ken

Being less aggressive has its advantage: Mimiru can analyse the situation more easily and seeing how she's failing to get anywhere with her grapple, when Ken's muscles flex to counter attack, Mimiru quickly and swiftly draws back, kneeling just enough to avoid the incoming punch, letting Ken's uppercut only graze her.
Her lips curl into a faint smile at just after Ken's attack, Mimiru attempts to counter with her 'own' version of the shoryuken, "Super Mimiru Uppercut!" She shouts as she hopes she'll be in a good position to strike him with his guard down, hopefully! As her own uppercut comes in, with white flames bursting out of her fist as she leaps upward slightly, as if hoping this might make her attack stronger or more likely to hit.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Super Mimiru Uppercut.

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Mimiru           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0              Ken

Ken missed? Ken takes a split second to process that, but as soon as he does, he finds that he has another attack coming his way. On the way down, he pushes against Mimiru's fist with his palms, getting himself away from the attack. He has no idea how powerful Mimiru has gotten, but if she dodged one of his big attacks, it causes Ken to take a second to process it. He still has a smile like nothing is wrong though. "Nice moves," he points out as he gets back into a fighting position.

COMBATSYS: Ken takes no action.

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Mimiru           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0              Ken

That's a shame. Mimiru lands back on the beach, panting faintly. She takes those few seconds to take a breather and try to find a way to get to Ken. It's not everyday you get to fight with one of those top notch fighters, and she has to be careful. "Thanks... I'm trying..." She offers, a faint blush spreading on her cheeks. Not to let it embarass her too much, Mimiru decides to lunge at Ken.
She rushes toward him and once she gets close enough, she slides to the side just a bit so she can give Ken a powerful low side-kick aimed straight for his knees.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Light Kick.

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Mimiru           0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0              Ken

Ken leaps into the air as he often does in a fight, landing right behind Mimiru. Just because she can dodge doesn't mean that this fight is going to end any different. And to show that, he lets his fist erupt into flames. He knows it's bad tatics to use the same move twice and against more powerful fighters, he likely wouldn't. But he needs to show himself that he can hit with this move in this tournament and when he does, it'll hurt. "Shoryuken!" is again exclaimed for all to hear as Ken tries round TWO of the flaming uppercuts of pure awesome.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru parries Ken's Shoryuken!

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Mimiru           0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0              Ken

Being able to dodge and avoid getting hurt only means that Mimiru's going to make the fight last longer. At least, that's one of the key in fighting, right? Dodge, smash, repeat. This time, the second Shoryuken seems to be an even easier task for Mimiru to parry, for the simple matter that she's already been faced to it just a few instants ago, and she seems to know just what to do to avoid being hurt and put herself into a relatively good position as well.
If the uppercut didn't work last time, Mimiru goes with another approach. She somersaults backward to avoid Ken's Shoryuken, and once she falls back on her feet, she lunges foward, quite literally, in an attempt to just charge-tackle Ken with her whole body. She tries to take him down by force this time, it seems, but the one thing that gives her enough courage to do that is the white flames surrounding her for the few instants she's attempting to tackle Ken down.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Super Mimiru Body Slam EX.

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Mimiru           0/-------/---====|===----\-------\0              Ken

Ken is in shock. She has gotten by TWO of his Shoryukens. The last time she barely could take two of his moves. Either she's gotten a lot better, he's slipped a lot over the last few years or some combination of the two. The American Karate Champ shakes it off swiftly enough though, for as Mimiru comes at him, he merely tries to grab her hands as he rolls backwards. Should he manage to get her hands, he'll pull her back into one his rolling throws, hopefully Ken able to get his foot onto her gut and toss her away. Because being able to dodge everything is nice, but if he can't hit, there's no point in even trying to fight.

COMBATSYS: Ken successfully hits Mimiru with Jigoku-guruma.

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Mimiru           1/------=/=======|====---\-------\0              Ken

In a flash, Mimiru's caught up in those rolls and she spins about with Ken before she's hurled off away. Alas, this time, she doesn't quite have the time to soften her landing as gracefully as she did previously. Mimiru falls on her back and she winces, groaning a bit and taking a bit longer to get back on her feet this time. Unlike the previous throw, this one seems to have gotten to Mimiru much more.
She steadies herself some and shakes her head, glancing over to Ken, before she lunges at him again and swings her right fist straight for his midsection.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Strong Punch.

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Mimiru           1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0              Ken

The fact that Ken was able to throw Mimiru aside allows Ken to give a breath of relief. Of course, internally, he worries. If Mimiru is giving him this much trouble, how can he hope to defeat the more powerful people that stand in his way? Will he always be lagging behind Ryu and those on his power level? Ken brushes aside those thoughts as he races for oncoming Mimiru, sidestepping out of the way of her punch before trying to give a powerful to her side, for a couple of inches above her hip bone.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Ken's Strong Kick.

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Mimiru           1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0              Ken

Everyone have their own worries. Ken's a little more on the future while Mimiru's owns are more on the present -- like figuring out a way to touch him. Now that they've engaged in close combat, she hopes that the more experimented fighter will make a mistake before she does! Mimiru lets herself fall to the ground to avoid Ken's kick, but while she's down she attempts to retaliate by sweeping Ken off his sweep by knocking him off balance with a sweeping kick.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Light Kick.

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Mimiru           1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0              Ken

Ken leaps over Mimiru's kick before replying with a swift jump kick aimed for her face. It seems like she is fast like him. Hit or miss, Ken decides that while he could win through sheer force, he needs to learn to fight with his brain more. Maybe that's what he needs, a little more in the way of tactics. Ken just gives a nod to himself, deciding that he is going to use the POWER OF THE MIND TO DEFEAT MIMIRU. Or lose horribly. One of the two.

COMBATSYS: Ken successfully hits Mimiru with Light Kick.

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Mimiru           1/---====/=======|=====--\-------\0              Ken

Seems like using your brain paid out! :D
Mimiru tries to roll out of the jump kick, but she ends up being a stepping stone for Ken's foot, seeing how as he manages to land straight on her face. That's enough to knock her back down into the sand... And while she's in no position to get back to him in a physical way, Mimiru attempts something else.
With one hand pressed against the ground, she lets out a shout and helix of flames rise in circle around her, swirling upward in a swirling inferno for a few seconds, hopefully long enough to engulf Ken within the flames before he can bounce off away.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Super Mimiru Inferno.

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Mimiru           0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0              Ken

Ken seems to disappear for a second. As soon as Mimiru's attack takes form, Ken pushes away, landing about three feet away before he disappears again in a flurry of movement. Looks like Ken's decided to use his speed in this fight a bit more. Hopefully, Mimiru will be able to keep her eyes on Ken because if she doesn't he will just seem to 'appear' right in front of her with that hand of his coated with flames of pure chi. He is trying that uppercut of his a THIRD time tonight, but this time, it seems to be a lot faster than it had the other two times. "Shoryuken!" Hit or miss, he will land with a smirk, announcing more for the audience rather than Mimiru.

"While you've fought well, I have a personal goal for you... If you can hit me one time before this fight is over, I'll donate a hundred thousand bucks to the charity of your choice!"

The challenge is given.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru dodges Ken's Shoryuken.

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Mimiru           0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0              Ken

Ken should have learned from previous experience that Mimiru has figured out the way to avoid the flaming uppercuts from the American champion. At least, she's wise enough to quickly drop to defensive and leap out of the way in a most graceful manner, one that doesn't appear in the least cowardly!
"Yeah, well it's about time I put some effort into it, isn't it?" Mimiru says, sticking her tongue out. She lifts her gaze up toward Ken, from her crouched position after her -dive for cover- dodge. Her lips curl into a smile and white flames begin to engulf her hand which tightens into a fist, "Alright then, guess it's time for the artillery..."
And so, Mimiru quickly rises up to her feet lunging toward Ken. "Kyaaaa!!" She shouts as she attempts to hit her with the legendary Super Mimiru Punch.

COMBATSYS: Ken dodges Mimiru's Super Mimiru Punch.

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Mimiru           0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0              Ken

Ken does the splits. One wouldn't think that one could dodge by doing the spilts, much less a man doing it, but there are sometimes when Ken feels like showboating. If he can land with the big moves, might as well play up his dodging to ensure that fans watching this thing don't think that Ken has totally lost his edge. From his splits position, he lets the fist fly over his shoulder before he returns fire with one punch aimed right for Mimiru's gut, hopefully knocking her back a bit and giving him a little time to get up from his slightly awkward position.

COMBATSYS: Mimiru interrupts Medium Punch from Ken with Ippon Seoi Nage.

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Mimiru           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0              Ken

His punch hits the mark, unfortunately, even if Mimiru winces and groans from the hit, both of her hands grasp the man's forearm, not wanting to let go of him. Her lips curl into a faint smile and she attempts to use his rather awkward position to her advantage -- after all, doing the split like that... And the fact Mimiru manages to hold her ground!
She turns around on her feet, bending over some, still holding Ken's arm, lifting it up slightly just enough so she can force Ken up -- in fact, she ends up hurling him over her and slam him down in front of her, thanks to that grasp she managed to get on his arm.

Well, that didn't work as planned. While the punch hits true, Ken also gets thrown, and well, is a hundred thousand poorer. Not that it matters when you make as much as Ken, but still, it is a blow to his battered ego. Of course, this means he can just do whatever he wants to and not worry about style. He can try that the next fight. Right now, he just needs to get this thing done. That said, as soon as his back hits the ground, Ken snaps his foot back, trying to hit Mimiru in the face before she lets go of his arm.

COMBATSYS: Ken successfully hits Mimiru with Light Kick.

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Mimiru           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1              Ken

And just as soon as Ken is down, the kick to Mimiru's face forces her to let go of him. She lets out a loud whimper escape her throat as she staggers backward, stumbling about and struggling not to loose her balance. A bit of blood dripping down the side of her lips, but then again, when you're fighting it's to be expected. The girl's panting loudly and her stance seems wavering a little. Aside from that one attack, she didn't manage to do much, but it was the one and only attack that mattered so much! Still, it's not over yet.
Mimiru swipes off the blood from her lips and attacks Ken with her fireball. The white chi builds up between her two palms for a few seconds before she throws it at the american champion, "Super Mimiru Ball!"

COMBATSYS: Ken blocks Mimiru's Super Mimiru Ball.

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Mimiru           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1              Ken

Ken flips back to his feet as Mimiru tosses the ball right for him. While he could just repeat history, instead he just takes the attack right in the arm, defending his chest from the projectile. He merely narrows his eyes, and his stance seems to get a little more stable. Looks like he's planning something. Something painful.

COMBATSYS: Ken focuses on his next action.

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Mimiru           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1              Ken

That was just enough of a breather to allow Mimiru to regain her balance it seems. The girl narrows her eyes and focuses for a second, the flames still in her hands. Her breath is heavy but she has decided to give it her all to the very end!
And so, she lunges toward Ken and attempts to hit him with her flaming fist. "Super Mimiru Punch!" She shouts.

COMBATSYS: Ken blocks Mimiru's Super Mimiru Punch.

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Mimiru           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1              Ken

Ken raises his arm once more, the blow hittting against his arm. It does little other than bruise it, but Ken's reply is far from a simple energy filled punch. Instead, it is as a trio of powerful roundhouse kicks that are followed by Ken spinning his leg into the air like a top, hopefully carrying Mimiru for the ride until the end, where she and he will drop to the ground. She wanted to fight Ken at his best and Ken figures it's best to let this fight end with a bang. Of course, his plans have been repeated thwarted this fight, so who knows what will happen exactly right about now.

COMBATSYS: Ken successfully hits Mimiru with Shippuujinrai Kyaku.

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Mimiru           2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0              Ken

Not this time, unfortunately. Mimiru's worn out from the rest of the battle, and this time, she has no tricks up her sleeves to slip away from this. A few little screeches of pain and a few smacks, and then Mimiru's brought down by Ken.
A weak groan comes from Mimiru and she seems about to try and bulge a bit but... Nah, this is the end, beside her whole body hurts after that combo of hits. That was plenty of hurt, and it seems like a good way to end the fight, at least for the fans!

COMBATSYS: Mimiru takes no action.

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Ken              0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Mimiru can no longer fight.

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Ken              0/-------/-------|

Ken lands and the crowd roars with delight. Ken is frozen. Mimiru has gotten powerful, but he should still be able to hit when he wants to, dodge when he needs to. This doubt lingers inside, threatening to consume the joy of this victory. He gives the fallen Mimiru a weak "Good fight" before he turns to make his way out of the arena, wanting to retreat to the safety and privacy of his estate. Thankfully, the media will likely want to talk with Mimiru more than Ken, considering that she was actually able to hold her own again Ken... At least in a much better compacity than predicted.

Log created by Ken, and last modified on 06:47:21 03/03/2007.