Neo League 326 - #341: Billy vs Balrog

Description: Billy Kane versus Balrog, Dream Amusement Park! A savage beating from a King of Fighters! (Winner: Billy)

Balrog stands among a ring of spectators, preening his beautiful blond hair. He waits for his opponent, blowing the occasional kiss at a pretty female fan. Ah, his adoring public! How he loves them!

Well, sorry Balrog, but Billy is going to win in the fan department today. There's significantly more people who are cheering for him; And the leather-clad brit strides into the makeshift ring, holding the crimson staff across both shoulders. "Hey hey hey!" is offered towards those present, twirling the weapon off his shoulder and impacting the base into the ground. "...Kind of going overboard on the dress-up, aren't you? I've heard of you. You're supposedly top notch. But still the underdog against someone like me. ...I'll give you first shot, since I'm such a nice guy." Billy gestures towards Balrog, appearing to be rather appropriately smug.

COMBATSYS: Billy has joined the fight here.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Balrog

COMBATSYS: Billy takes no action.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Balrog

What? Someone cheering for Billy?! Wait, lots of people cheering at Billy?! "You're all peasants!" he shouts, at the largest area of Billy's fans. He turns to Billy, assessing him. "You're not much to look out...I doubt you have the true fighter's spirit to beat me!" He approaches Billy, giving him a probing jab with the claw, just to see how he reacts. This is probably going to be a fencing match, rather than a brawl, Balrog reasons.

COMBATSYS: Balrog successfully hits Billy with Weapon Jab.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Balrog

"...Lack a fighter's spirit?" Billy states, laughing outright as he shifts backwards. The slash carves across his chest, but doesn't seem to have overly perturbed him; Or disrupted the flowing eruption of his long red staff, launching out towards the other figure. It breaks apart into three pieces connected by chain, attempting to strike Balrog within the chest before igniting in a flash of flame, hopefully sending him crashing to the ground. "I'm a former King of Fighters. I just struck down Terry Bogard on national television. You're a chump. Don't be stepping too far out of line..." Billy retracts his weapon regardless thereafter, none of his arrogance tempered.

COMBATSYS: Billy successfully hits Balrog with Blazing Cane Thrust.

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Billy            0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0           Balrog

Balrog is struck solidly in the chest, not expecting the sudden explosion of flame. He rolls on his back and springs forward back to his feet, his long blond ponytail fluttering around him. "We'll see if you can defeat true greatness." He's really just masking the pain of that last strike - that hurt. He tosses a smoke bomb down on the ground, suddenly obscuring the area in a white, odorloss fog. The fans boo as the cheap move is used, but Balrog is doesn't care. In wrestling terms, he's a heel, through and through. His silent footsteps maneuver around Billy, before he suddenly emerges behind him. He aims to grab Billy from behind and give him a jarring suplex, leaning back and slamming the back of his head and neck into the ground.

COMBATSYS: Billy counters Rainbow Suplex from Balrog with Fire Dragon Pursuit Cane.

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Billy            0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0           Balrog

A smoke bomb? That's cheap. Of course, this is coming from Billy Kane, who makes a habit out of cowering like a woman to the point people turn away in shame so he can punch them in the kidneys. Glancing around squinting through the smoke, he manages to catch sight of the approaching figure from behind. Whirling around, the attempted grapple is caught; Before the long bo staff disassembles, and a few vicious strikes are offered amidst a cackle, impacting his opponent upon the upper body before a final smack across the masked face should hopefully send him to the ground as he yanks the weapon back together. "Ohh... Almost got me." is offered, quite consolingly. And in a completely condescending tone of voice.

Balrog is struck solidly in the chest by the bo, before getting struck across the mask, and flying backwards. He slowly rises, his mask cracked. He slowly drags his left hand along it, before hissing, "/Never/ hit me in the face." He suddenly springs into the air, his trajectory aimed at Billy's flank. As he comes to a landing, he swings his claw out, trying to catch Billy across the face.

COMBATSYS: Billy interrupts Flying Barcelona Attack from Balrog with Weapon Jab.

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

Billy, of course, immediately snaps up his weapon after the rapid movement. Thrusting out the base, he smacks Balrog... directly in the mask yet again, breaking him out of the attemped motion and only getting torn across the shoulder by that claw. "What was that about the face? I didn't hear you." is reasonably inquired, skipping away rather merrily before falling back into a defensive stance. Smirking, ever so happily.

A low hiss arises from Balrog as he's struck in the face, a smaller crack appearing on it. He falls to his back, and swings himself up to his feet. This is getting irritating - he can barely get an attack through, and Billy Kane hits hard. A slow smile creeps up his mouth as he regains his composure, and gets a plan of action. He suddenly begins flipping, right at Billy, in a whirling frenzy of feet and claw.

COMBATSYS: Balrog successfully hits Billy with Scarlet Terror.

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Billy            1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Balrog

This time Billy attempted to shift to the side rather quickly, but is caught across the side and rather viciously impacted. There's an obvious grunt of pain, but no apparent expression that belies any real concern. "Alright, alright... I think it's about time we end this..." is mulled, the man narrowing his eyes. "Keep an eye on this one, folks; And you, over there, move away a bit." Billy tries to motion the spectators into proper position for whatever he THINKS he will pull off, seemingly more intent on that then the damage just inflicted by Balrog.

COMBATSYS: Billy focuses on his next action.

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Billy            1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Balrog

Balrog is beginning to show a few signs of breathing heavily from his constant assault. He sees Billy building for his attack, and decides to make it harder to hit him. He begins bouncing about the arena in a series of leaps, hand spring cartwheels, and flips, moving all around Billy. He finally passes him again, with another slash at his face. Tit for tat.

COMBATSYS: Billy counters Flying Barcelona Attack from Balrog with Ifrit Crisis.

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

"Okay, ready!" Billy comments, before attempting to pinpoint where Balrog is. "HERE IT COMES... HNNGH!" He then hurls his staff at the quickly snapping form, but misses completely; A fan does catch the staff, seeming quite happy with the souvenir. Twisting around with a look of raw panic, completely unarmed, Balrog will bear witness to a suddenly cowering Billy Kane; He's actually shivering like a woman. Which would make the sudden swipe of claw all the more delicious, were it not suddenly caught by the end of a /second/ staff yanked out, and a sudden smirk creases his features. Shoving Balrog off-balance, an explosive onslaught of strikes is offered; Billy's blows are forceful, each smacking into the Shadaloo assassin's body augmented with fire and incredible intensity, driving him near the middle. And then Billy thrusts back his weapon, snaking out the segments into what APPEARS to be far too many pieces to fit... Before unleashing a vicious flame-imbued uppercut, sending Balrog into the air. And the final downwards /crack/ is aimed to hit him right across the face once more, and embed him into the ground as a literal geyser of fire swooshes high overhead. Much to the delight of the crowd, who is still clapping. As predicted, the end of the blow /did/ hit where he told people to move away from. Ever the nice guy, that Billy Kane.

Balrog is given pause as Billy tosses his staff away, and begins cowering. Ever the arrogant asshole, Balrog erupts in laughter. So much so that he doesn't see the staff coming out. He gets shoved, and then battered by the flaming staff, his body thumping with every blow. Then, the uppercut sends him flying up into the air, before being smacked into the crowd, his mask snapping and falling apart. He bounces and skids to a halt. He's down. Slowly, he rises to his feet, his face a bit burnt and bits of his mask hanging on it. With soundless fury, he rushes forward, blurring, and attempting to spear Billy right in the chest, before tossing him up in the air and letting him fall on his claw. After this, he collapses.

COMBATSYS: Balrog can no longer fight.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Billy blocks Balrog's Red Impact.

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Billy            0/-------/------=|

As the other man rushes forward in that final assault, Billy is actually a bit taken aback. He really wasn't joking about the face thing, was he? Catching the striking claw, it's sent aside, instead gouging out a nice hunk of flesh from his side. "Yeouch!" That sounded much more genuine, Billy skipping backwards. "Hey, kid, gimme that." Walking to the edge of the crowd, he then takes something off his head. Nudging over Balrog's fallen form, he then drops a plastic clown mask over the barely marred features. "There ya go, good as new." Offering the horns to the crowd, Billy then smooths away his jacket. Aww; He's gonna need to stitch it after that. Whether he might of just made a mortal enemy of one of the more powerful people in Shadaloo or not completely escapes his mind...

Log created by Balrog, and last modified on 22:28:50 03/29/2007.