World Warrior 2007 - [R1] Sagat vs Iori

Description: Iori Yagami vs the Legend from Thailand, Sagat! While Iori starts out strong, Sagat proves that he can kick and punch really goddamn hard, leading to a rather unexpected ending. (Draw Match)

A tropical paradise by most definitions of the phrase, Thailand is hosting one of the matches of the World Warrior this day. Some of the jungle had been cleared around a spot in the Sai Yok National Park. The space, adjacent to a body of water and a magificant waterfall is definately not a spot one would think to find a violent fighting match occuring. But it is here that the tournament scheduled a fight. People have gathered in appropriate areas, though not too many. Due to the locale, only a select few lucky fans got standing room only locations around the fighting ring. A ring announcer shouts with a megaphone to the audience, "Today's first opponent is none other than this Nation's pride, Thailand's son and Legend, the former Emperor of Muay Thai, Sagat!" Sagat will already be making his way towards the ring. His attire? Leg and forearm wrappings and a simple pair of blue and gold striped trunks.

Thailand. During springtime, this place experiences heat that might be more suitable for summer. Such is the case now, as the bright sun beats down on all those gathered here today. There is only a faint breeze to offset the heat of the sun, leaving many sweaty and uncomfortable. Yet people have come here for a specific reason; a potentially epic fight between Thailand's own legendary martial artist, and...
"Iori Yagamiiiiii!!"
That's his only introduction. There are no titles to give to this man, and his response from the audience is far more lackluster than Sagat's. He's on his opponent's turf, after all; and because of his outright brutality in fights, most people don't like the red-headed scion. Yet it hardly stops him from walking through the crowds of people, stopping at the opposite end of the ring. That single, visible red eye stares at Sagat harshly for a moment, before it shuts and shoulders lift in a lazy shrug. "... Hmph. The 'legendary Sagat' himself, huh? Don't disappoint me." His right hand sliding out of its pocket, Iori runs a hand through his hair. Casual... but ready to fight.

COMBATSYS: Iori has started a fight here.

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Iori             0/-------/-------|

The Massive Thai Man will stretch his arms up over his head. Sagat will stare back at Iori with his only working eye. His brow scrunches up as he listens to the red-headed scion, "I'll try not to disappoint." He responds in a rather gruff and unamused tone. After his arms drop back down, Sagat slides his feet under him. He rises up onto the balls of his feet and bends his legs at their knees slightly. His arms are then raised in front of him, fists clenched. Sagat has assumed his fighting stance and he waits for the bout to begin.

COMBATSYS: Sagat has joined the fight here.

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Iori             0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Sagat

So, the fighters are ready. Iori stands quietly and calmly from across the distance of the arena as the spectators cheer and boo, the noise becoming nothing but irritating background for him as he concentrates. There's no response to Sagat's assertion other than a short scoff on the part of Yagami; and from that point onward, he waits for that tell-tale announcement...
There's no more waiting as soon as that voice booms out over the crowds. Once the fight has been announced, Iori is already rushing across the ground towards his opponent, his right hand starting to BURN with purple fires. "GUUUUWOOOAGH!!!" Letting out that single, powerful bellow, Iori leaps through the air, intent on SLAMMING his right, clawed hand onto Sagat's head. And if he should get a firm hold, those flames will consume the large man's face before knocking him backwards with the deafening BOOM of an explosion.

COMBATSYS: Sagat endures Iori's Koto Moon Negative.

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Iori             0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0            Sagat

The Mighty Sagat stands there in his fighting stance as the word 'Fight' rings out over the crowd. The big man's single eye watches the approaching and burning Red-Headed Scion as he approaches. The leap. The slam against the head. The Explosion. All of them occur just as Iori wants them to. Sagat ends getting blasted backwards from the powerful blow. The Thai Fighter will be quick to recover and even wuicker to form his own counter-assault. The Offensive begins with Sagat rushing towards the Scion. After a few long strides, Sagat should be upon the Scion. He will greet Iori with a a quick jabbing punch and then Sagat bends down low. Sagat seems to collapse quickly, bending at his knees. His descent is not as quick as his ascent though, as Sagat springs forward and upwards. A powerful arm is thrust forward and upwards as the rest of his body follows, "TI-GER UPP-ER-CUT!"

COMBATSYS: Iori endures Sagat's Tiger Uppercut.

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Iori             0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0            Sagat

Such a swift counter to Iori's assault would normally NOT be expected. However -- there was a bit too much give there, too much leeway for Iori's blow to land. And that's exactly why what comes next is somewhat expected. Expected, but fast. So, what is Iori to do? He stands PERFECTLY still, accepting the first punch like a man. And as the sudden uppercut comes, Iori takes THAT too, legs steeling in preparation for it. Yet, as soon as the powerful, debilitating uppercut comes, Iori is swift to respond, staggering backwards... but too exaggerated to be real. And then, the man suddenly TWISTS across the ground on one foot, clasping his hands together as purple fires EXPLODE around his fists. His arms whip around, combined fists meant to SMASH into the side of Sagat's head... accompanied by another explosion of corrupt, purple flames to follow it shortly after. "HUUOOOGH!!"

COMBATSYS: Iori successfully hits Sagat with Tsumagushi.
- Power hit! -

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Iori             0/-------/-======|=======\=------\1            Sagat

This time sagat is not so lucky in his response. Oh, granted Sagat takes his hit like a man! But he doesn't bounce back as quickly as he did before. The mighty Thai Warrior gets smashed by Iori's purple flames. He staggers to the side. He turns his head quickly to regard Iori. His eye narrows as he regards his opponent. Then he's off! The Legendary Thai Tiger launches forward again. A couple of steps are taken to recover the distance between him and Iori. After those strides are taken, the Tiger will twist his body below the waist. He sends a powerful knee careening through the air with a roundhouse motion. That knee strike is intended to clip Iori against his side.

COMBATSYS: Iori blocks Sagat's Medium Kick.

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Iori             0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1            Sagat

Fast, but... unfortunately for Sagat, he's not quite fast enough. Iori can see the other man coming as he leaps backwards, and even while still in motion, he brings a forearm to bear against the incoming strike. It certainly is powerful, enough so that it stings Yagami's arm in a most unpleasant fashion -- but it's not nearly enough to really put the scion down, or stop him from his intentions. In fact... it only really aids him. That leg blocked, Iori seeks to grab it. And if successful... BOTH his hands jerk /upwards/ in a sudden motion, clawed fingers digging into the leg as he intends to lift Sagat /up/... and then SLAM him right into the ground beneath them in one simple, brutal motion. "HWOOOUGH!!"

COMBATSYS: Sagat blocks Iori's Quick Throw.

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Iori             0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1            Sagat

The Mighty Thai's leg is easily blocked it seems. Not many people could simply absorb the powerful blow. Iori has proved that he is more than capable! As Iori grabs at his leg, Sagat is also grabbing for the Scion's limbs. The grip on Sagat's leg is firm, but the Legend is able to rip his leg from the Scion's grasp, dealing its own degree of pain. I suppose it's better than slamming against the ground though. The Thai will be quick to push the feeling of pain to the back of his mind and concentrate on what's happening here. The Legend will smoothly shift his weight, where he is pointing his arm and his upper torso so that Sagat ends up stepping forward, twisting at the waist and sending a powerful forearm and elbow strike towards the Red-Headed Scion's face!

COMBATSYS: Iori dodges Sagat's Fierce Punch.

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Iori             0/-------/=======|=======\===----\1            Sagat

Sagat is going strong, but Iori has just hit the momentum he needs. Close-quarters combat with Iori is always a deadly thing, even if someone is as powerful and physically deadly as Sagat most clearly is. And there are several reasons for this; Iori's deadly claws, his physical might, but most importantly... those raging, violet flames that burn at his very blood. Which is exactly what Sagat is going to be dealing with soon enough, as Sagat seends that meaty forearm flinging for the Yagami heir's pretty, angry face. The way Iori reacts is ungodly fast; he is swift to simply JERK himself backwards, bending at the waist as that Elbow soars directly above his head. Yet, even as he does... the heat surrounding them begins to escalate at an ungodly rate. And just as Sagat pulls back --
Iori is THRUSTING forward with both arms ablaze with purple flames. Those tongues of cursed fire quickly disperse as the thrust occurs, but it's simply a prelude; a milisecond after they disappear, a literal GOUT of flames blazes up from the sandy earth beneath Sagat's feet, intent on consuming him with its undeniable and unbelievable fury. The geyser will burn at Sagat's flesh if he's not fast enough, and as soon as it's done, spit him out into the air without mercy.

COMBATSYS: Sagat interrupts Yami Sugi from Iori with Tiger Uppercut.

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Iori             0/-------/--=====|=======\=======\1            Sagat

Mmmm. Consuming flames. They are coming up from underneath Sagat as well? The Mighty Thai Warrior is really taking a flaming beating from the Red-Headed Scion! The Flames that begin to ascends from below him give Sagat a bit of momentum to. As the flames erupt, Sagat bends down low and with surprising swiftness, Sagat lurches up into the air, "TI-GER UPP-ER-CUT!" Sagat performs his signature move through the flames and as he's being bombarded from below with flames. Sagat will catch Iori as he intended. He'll be pleased with the effects after he has landed. During the assault, Sagat is simply enduring the pain.

Well... that was unexpected. Not many people manage to power through an attack as swift as that. But it doesn't bother Iori much. Instead... it just /enrages/ him, to the point that as that uppercut smashes into his chin for the second time today, he goes flying through the air... with a blood-curdling roar. He lands, but lands in a crouch, skidding across the ground as his clawed fingers drag himself along. Coming to a stop finally, Iori is quick to his feet... just as firey chi curls around his right hand. And in one, smooth movement, the Yagami seeks to THRUST that hand forward. The flames disperse, reemerging in a second explosion of power just underneath his feet. This wave of violet fire races across the ground towards Sagat, seeking to engulf him in it and knock the Thai legend right off his feet. "GUUUUOOOOOGH!!"

COMBATSYS: Sagat dodges Iori's Yami Barai.

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Iori             0/-------/--=====|=======\=======\1            Sagat

All this fire. Especially in this most serene of areas. The people of Thailand have nothing to worry about though. The grounds that this bout is on has been cleared and the fight should not endanger the remainder of Sai Yok National Park. That's a good thing too, as Sagat will bend his legs at his knees and then leap into the air. The Yama Barai thrown by Iori will harmlessly sail underneath the Legend. When he lands, Sagat will grit his teeth and glare towards the red-haired scion. The big man's nostrils flare as he pushes himself. Chi energy is brought forth to help push him forward. The Mountain of a Man careens forward at impressive speed, "TIGER-" He shouts as he leaps into the air. A thrusting knee is performed towards Iori's face. Upon landing from that initial blow, Sagat will swift bend down low and then launch himself forward and upwards in a rather familiar technique, "-GENOCIDE!"

COMBATSYS: Sagat successfully hits Iori with Tiger Genocide.

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Iori             1/------=/=======|====---\-------\0            Sagat

Now that... that is painful. Iori wasn't expecting such a terrible, sudden assault, and it's really all that he can do just to muster up a defense -- a defense that sadly falls completely short as Iori is brutalized by the mountain of muscles. Blood spurts from Iori's nose, and mouth in the sudden combo, sending him SOARING through the air and /crashing/ into the ground in a most brutal display. He skids once, twice, before coming to a sudden several feet away from Sagat. For a few moments, there is silence. And then? And then...
Iori is suddenly up on his feet and RIGHT in Sagat's defenses.
There's no quantifying how fast Iori moves. One moment he is on the ground and in the next he is bursting across the space between himself and Sagat. His intention is simple; to grasp the so-called Legend /firmly/ by the neck. And should that succeed, well....

COMBATSYS: Iori successfully hits Sagat with Ya Otome.

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Iori             0/-------/------=|=======\==-----\1            Sagat

Not many people have the chance to see this attack. Not many people are /good/ enough to see it. So Sagat should consider it an honor and a priviledge that he gets to experience the Ya Otome... /first hand./
Though he might not be able to see it so well. Iori moves like a simple blurr of motion. Two uppercuts solidly strike Sagat's jaw, burning with amethyst fire. "CRY!!" He roars out amongst the inferno that sprouts around them. Burning hand claws through Sagat's chest, cutting and cauterizing wounds at the same instant. He spins just as suddenly, burning claws scraping across Sagat's gut once, twice, followed by a massive, debilitating backhand. "SCREAM!" And just as suddenly... a simple palm punch is delivered with enough force to knock Sagat into the ground, as Yagami leaps upon the 'Legend,' spreading his hands out to either side of him, "AND..." The grin on Iori's lips is terrible, bloodied and sadistic. And in that moment, those burning hands CLENCH down on Sagat's face, clawed fingers digging before a literal INFERNO of violet fire explodes outward, point-blank on the Muay Thai's head.

A very brutal display. The Hometown hero is utterly thrashed by the powerful, raging, firey technique. Where does Sagat end up? On his back, blasted into the ground. The last shot to the face is probably what did it. Sagat is still for several nerve racking moments after the brutalizing assault, making some think that he heeded the Red-Headed Scion's advice, and died. However there is a grunt, the only verbal or should I say gutteral response to the commands made by Iori. It's a choked up grunt, very gurgly as if it fought its way through some blood. Sure enough the Master of Muay Thai spits up some blood as his head lurches forward and up out of the crater that formed after the blow. Sagat's eye is swollen and its hard for him to see... however he does not need to see to realize that the Scion is still on his chest. He thrusts both hands up as quickly as his weakened body will allow him. He hopes to grasp Iori and if successful, his legs will suddenly lurch upward. He's attempting to pull off his Tiger Rage attack while prone on his back, in a rather last ditch effort. Not only is he on his back attempting this, he's attempting to drive his knees into Iori's back instead of the opponent's face, as is the norm. The attempts are weak and sluggish... as if Sagat is simply not going to go down without throwing the last punch!

COMBATSYS: Sagat can no longer fight.

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Iori             0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Sagat successfully hits Iori with Tiger Rage.
- Power hit! -

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For such a sluggish attack... for some reason, even though it is so slow, Iori somehow underestimates the precise speed at which Sagat uses. Considerably. It's likely because he believes Sagat to be finished, and when he's proven wrong in the midst of pulling himself OFF the emperor, he is surprised. Instead of successfully pulling away, he is grasped. Knees drive into Iori's back, with such force that he is sent flying through the air, CRASHING into the ground outside the crater that Sagat is currently buried in. Slowly, SLOWLY does Iori pull himself to his feet with a weak wobbling step. He stares at Sagat with a glare, face bloodied and body bruised. He coughs, spitting out blood, and says one, simple thing:
"... Idiot."
Iori can only take a single step forward before nausea and bloodloss effect him. And then... he crashes to the ground with a resounding THUD, body unmoving. He's definitely not getting up for a while.

COMBATSYS: Iori takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Iori can no longer fight.

Sagat, himself, is unable to really do much more. He doesn't pull himself out of this little hole that Iori dug for him. He kind of just goes limp once Iori has been forcibly removed from him. The Mighty Thai Tiger is definately looking less than mighty while occupying that crater. His face and body look even less mighty, as bruises and welts bulge up all over his body. The swelling of his face continues as well. Sagat simply exhales a long and deep breath just before letting unconsciousness drift over him.

Log created by Iori, and last modified on 21:00:12 03/13/2007.