World Warrior 2007 - [R1] Kyo vs Roberto

Description: Kyo Kusanagi and Roberto Miura face off for the First Round of the World Warrior Tournament in front of Castle of Guimar„es in Portugal. What started out as a fight eventually degenerated into a painful game of catch. (Winner: Kyo)

The Castle of Guimaraes was built to defend Portugal from attacks by the Normans and Muslims, but that was centuries ago; today the people manning the battlements hold cameras instead of crossbows, to observe the fight taking place outside the walls of the castle rather than to participate in it. One of the combatants has already shown up to the battlefield, which is completely contrary to his established reputation.

After all, Kyo Kusanagi isn't exactly known to be the most curteous of street fighters.

Currently he's sitting on one of the small grassy hills right outside the castle walls, taping one boot against the sod impatiently. He's not used to having to wait for his opponent.

Kyo Kusanagi doesn't have to wait too long for his opponent since Roberto Miura is fairly punctual when it comes to fights. Coming off of a loss in the Neo League to Adelheid Bernstein there is a question of whether or not it was a mistake to take the match so soon before his World Warrior Tournament match against Kusanagi. Then again, it's quite possible that with being an underdog he figured he had nothing to lose.
He comes to the castle wearing a goalie shirt with flames on them, black sweatpants and since he knew there was going to be grass in the area, he's also wearing soccer cleats. Over his shoulder he's carrying a bag of soccer balls in a mesh bag. After dumping the soccer balls on the ground. He stretches for a moment and bows respectfully to Kyo before going into his goalie's ready stance. If a conversation is to take place he'll let Kyo initiate it.

COMBATSYS: Roberto has started a fight here.

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Roberto          0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Kyo has joined the fight here.

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Kyo              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Roberto

The spilling of the soccer balls all over the pitch where the fight is supposed to take place gets Kyo's attention, and he looks up at Roberto with a blank look on his face. "Hey, hey!" He calls out, gesturing with a hand towards Roberto, "You're going to have to practice somewhere else, I'm supposed to be fighting someone here, okay? Get lost!"

"You're here to fight Roberto Miura, right?" The Taiyo soccer star doesn't stop bouncing on the balls of his feet. "Well you're looking at him. I guess I'll kick things off!"
With that Roberto is already off and making his way towards the closest soccer ball and kicks it at Kyo as hard as he can.

COMBATSYS: Kyo blocks Roberto's Long Shot.

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Kyo              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Roberto

Kyo blinks. He's going to be fighting THIS guy? An incredulous expression forms on his features in the split second it takes for the kicked soccer ball to move from Roberto's foot to Kyo's face. Kusanagi almost has that expression wiped off his face by the ball, but no matter how bizarre it is for him to be fighting a guy who's style revolves around kicking balls around, the shock doesn't dull his reflexes: The scion of the flames raises and arm to protect his face, the ball bouncing off his forearm, leaving a small mark.

"You've got to be kidding me." He says flatly, behind his still-raised arm. Kyo stands after a moment, dropping the arm and looking at Roberto, "Don't tell me you advanced to this round doing that kind of stuff!"

COMBATSYS: Kyo focuses on his next action.

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Kyo              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Roberto

"I did actually. My last opponent wasn't even able to touch me." He moves to the next soccer ball and begins to juggle it bouncing it from foot to foot then thigh to thigh. "Of course. She wasn't up to your caliber. And you can ask your opponent from the preliminary round, Hinako Shijou, about me as well." The soccer ball goes up and he leans forward to catch it on the back of his neck. "I'm not gonna pretend I have a chance here, but lets give 'em a nice show."

COMBATSYS: Roberto focuses on his next action.

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Kyo              0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Roberto

"Tch... well, it's good to know your limitations, I suppose!" Kyo replies back to his opponent. First a sumo-wrestling schoolgirl, now a guy who uses soccer balls to attack his opponents? Needless to say, Kyo doesn't think very highly of the calibre of opponents he's had in the World Warrior tournament thusfar.

As soon as Roberto shows off by balancing his ball on the back of his neck, Kyo decides to break the stalemate by crouching slightly, then launching himself into the air. The powerful leap propels him straight across the battlefield in a long arc while one leg rotates around 180 degrees above his head. You could trace a rainbow by the path he takes, and thus the name of this technique: Rainbow Energy Dynamite Kick.

COMBATSYS: Roberto blocks Kyo's RED Kick.

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Kyo              0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0          Roberto

Roberto still hadn't taken his eyes off of Kyo even while he was showing off he realizes he's under attack and his hands move into the way of the kick and his arms hold firm even with the imperfect position of his body.
After dealing with Kyo's attack he backs off a bit and flips the soccer off the back of his neck sending the ball high into the air and at Kyo yet again.

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Kyo with Long Shot.

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Kyo              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0          Roberto

Kyo's foot bounces off Roberto with a dull thud, not the type of impact he was hoping for, and he's forced to backflip off the Taiyo soccer star to get some distance, he doesn't want to land right in front of his foe with his guard down. The soccer ball intercepts him in mid-air, nailing him in the ribs, but it doesn't look like it slows the scion of the flames down too much.

Kusanagi lands on the grass, and with his boots digging into the soil, launches forwards straight at Roberto, one arm stretched out to try and grab the guy by his jersey.

COMBATSYS: Kyo successfully hits Roberto with Issetsu Seoi Nage.

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Kyo              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1          Roberto

...he grabs a handful of soccer jersey and plants his boots in the pitch again, immediately re-directing his momentum while turning his back to Roberto, which he uses as a fulcrum to toss Roberto over-the-shoulder, Judo-style.

"Oh god!!" Roberto doesn't have enough time to say much more than that before he goes over Kyo's shoulder with a loud agonizing crunch. The soccer goalie gets up to his feet with a grunt before thrusting a pair of fists into scion of flame's gut pushing him away as if Kyo was a soccer ball.

COMBATSYS: Kyo counters Strong Punch from Roberto with Nue Tsumi.

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Kyo              0/-------/=======|=======\====---\1          Roberto

Kyo Kusanagi isn't as easily pushed away as a soccer ball. He positions himself perfectly to catch the two-handed blow between his chest and arm, trapping Roberto's limbs temporarily. The soccer star is therefore unable to defend against a rather hard elbow to the side of the face that Kyo delivers at close-range.

Roberto is sent flying away from Kyo quickly hitting the ground in a skid. He once again gets up to his feet, his legs a bit wobbly from the massive amounts of damage he has been receiving. He takes a deep breath before moving towards another soccer ball and circles Kyo as he dribbles the ball tightening the circle with each pass until he's close to Kyo again. When he's at the right distance, he performs an intricate series step overs and other assorted soccer dribbling tricks before swinging his foot past the ball and high at Kyo jamming a cleated foot into his face.

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Kyo with Thrust Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1          Roberto

Kyo lets Roberto dribble the soccer ball around him, apparently confident that there's nothing that his opponent can do that would present a threat to him. His eyes follow the ball around while he remains in his stationary position, but that proves to be a mistake: Roberto's foot sails right past the ball and manages to boot him in the face, causing the scion of the flames to stagger backwards a few steps while moving a hand to his face in pain. It's the first really solid blow the soccer player has been able to land in this fight.

As Kyo lowers his hand, revealing a few dents in his cheeks from the cleats, it appears that attack only served to irritate him even further. "Tch... you must really think this is some kind of game-" His arms move into his ready position, fists held up in front of his face, "-but if you know about my last opponent, then you already know that with what I'm here to accomplish, I don't have time to play around with weak fighters!!"

COMBATSYS: Kyo focuses on his next action.

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1          Roberto

"I know what I'm capable of... I have a relative idea of what you're capable of and you with your experience, I'm sure you have a better idea of both." Roberto performs a spin move as he continues to dribble the soccer ball beginning his withdrawal. "You could've ended it just now instead of going into that pretty speech about how you don't have time to waste with weak fighters." He steps on top of the ball for a moment as he stops to look Kyo in the eyes. "Of course this begs to question. Why are you wasting time just talking about it when you can be about it!?" Once again the soccer ball is sent flying towards Kyo's chest. "Why aren't you finishing me off if you're in such a hurry?"

COMBATSYS: Kyo overcomes Long Shot from Roberto with Large Thrown Object.

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1          Roberto

Roberto kicks the ball at Kyo again, but this time the scion of the flames isn't caught unawares: he scoops up a soccer ball of his own, kicking it up into his hands. He then quickly winds up, palming the ball in one gloved hand before hurling it over his shoulder directly towards Roberto's projectile. The two pieces of sports equipment hit each other straight-on, but the force put behind Kyo's soccer ball proves to be far greater, as it sends Roberto's flying off towards the castle, then proceeds on it's way to make acquaintances with the soccer player's face.

COMBATSYS: Roberto fails to reflect Large Thrown Object from Kyo with Shining Clutch.

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2          Roberto

Roberto watches the soccer ball as it begins screaming at his face. His hands start glowing as he brings them in front of his face and braces for it. And he catches it but it's more english on it than goalie was used to and so his hands get driven into his face HARD. While the soccer ball is stopped dead, Roberto is taken off his feet.
After a few moments Roberto gets back to his feet and mutters, "Jeeze, Roberto. Stop hitting yourself!" Hopefully it will get his opponent to lighten up and ideally laugh from his self-deprecating humor.

Kyo cracks a winning smirk as the ball plows into Roberto, and by this time he's already kicked another ball up into his hands. He starts juggling the ball idly from hand to hand while talking, "I don't know about you..." he says while starting wind up like major league reliever, "-but I've always been more of a baseball fan. What do you think about my pitching arm!?" He tosses the soccer ball overhand at Roberto, putting his whole body into it.

Too bad he couldn't make it a flaming fastball for extra style points, but that's why he's fighting in this tournament to begin with...

COMBATSYS: Roberto just-defends Kyo's Thrown Object!

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2          Roberto

Roberto smiles as the soccer ball makes it's way towards him which makes it's way towards him and this time when he brings his hands up the ball stops dead in his hands as he comes through with the save.
"Soccer balls just aren't designed to be thrown like that." He steps back and then breaks into a run as he brings the soccer ball above his head in both hands but then launches himself in a front soccer ball-spring, using the momentum from it to throw the soccer ball even harder than it usually would go. "Try this!!"

COMBATSYS: Kyo overcomes Large Thrown Object from Roberto with Large Thrown Object.

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2          Roberto

Kyo has retrieved yet another soccer ball by now. Since Roberto can't actually match his fighting skills, Kyo seems to have found another way to amuse himself, despite the fact that he just said he didn't want to play around. That Kyo, full of contradictions. This time he tosses his soccer ball underhanded, like a softball pitcher; predictably it blows past Roberto's own tossed soccer ball.

COMBATSYS: Kyo successfully hits Roberto with Large Thrown Object.

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2          Roberto

Roberto knew this was coming and he finally takes the soccer ball to the gut hitting the ground hard. And just as Kyo finally found something about fighting Roberto that amused him Roberto finally accepted that his luck could only carry him so far and so he gets up and decides to give Kyo something to remember him by in the form of a chi filled soccer ball bomb blast. After that, Roberto drops to one knee, unable to continue. The soccer star, just doesn't have enough left in the tank.

COMBATSYS: Roberto can no longer fight.

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Kyo              1/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Roberto successfully hits Kyo with Blazing Strikers.

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"Looks like my method of throwing works just fine," says Kyo with a cocky smirk as Roberto gets beaned with one of his own soccer balls again. For his part however, Roberto has just enough left in the tank to launch one last blitz at the scion of the flames, and this one has got a bit more pepper in it. Kyo's first reaction is to throw another soccer ball at the attack, but a quick glance at the grass in front of him reveal none within reach. This momentary hesitation gives Roberto's Blazing Strikers technique the window of opportunity it needs, striking Kusanagi right in the gut.

Kyo spits a little, temporarily doubled over by the attack and having almost had his wind knocked out, but after a moment he stands up straight again and shoves his hands into his pockets. That was all Roberto had left. The scion sighs; still not what he was looking for here. Still not enough to make him burn. His previously humored expression turns to somewhat of a scowl, and he walks away without another word.

COMBATSYS: Kyo has ended the fight here.

Log created by Roberto, and last modified on 06:13:48 03/08/2007.