Neo League 351 - #366: Dan vs Kyosuke

Description: Dan and Kyosuke have a Neo League battle in the dead of night. Winner: THE PUBLIC (It was a DKO! :O)

The lights of the cities were shrowded behind the clutter and press of tall interwoven trees. Their reaching branches embraced each other, some swaying in the flippant breeze that drifted through the forest here. Night clung to this touch of nature, the air a chill brush against the flesh as spring had yet to flourish. The stars glittered here inbetween the mosaic ebony sky-- the rising moon a sliver against its rich stygian canvus. Its reaching beams filtered down to the leaf-strewn floor, the soft rustle of a startled animal an random addition to the background rush of sleep-inducing music. Peaceful almost, the perfect atmosphere for sleeping out where nature was at its finest...
Or in the case of a pair of figures, one garbed in startling white, a violent fist flying fight. The cameramen had picked their spots of safety, their lenses fanned wide for the best shots no matter how the battle may ebb and flow. Hidden behind the foliage the train-tracks criss-crossed like some old scars, the highways atleast a little ways off.
The younger of the pair carried a ghost of a smile on his face, sable eyes studying his opponent with a measured calm that was a reflection of strategy, and personality. Kyosuke was about to seriously begin his quest for personal advancement...bring on the experience, he wanted Dan Hibiki to do his best. Or was that worst?

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke has started a fight here.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-------|

Yeah, about that moonlight. There isn't darkness enough in the world to keep the fans of the older, much older man, away from watching him in action. And he isn't above helping them see his dramatic style either. The dude, Dan Hibiki, has decked himself out in what can only be described as the 'Best Gi Ever'. 'Why's it so great?' you might ask with a slack-jawed look on your face, and a dribble of spit at the corner of your chin. It's great because it's completely DAY-GLO PINK. HOT MAGENTA HI-LITER ACTION ALL UP INS. Not just that, but the hot pink material is reflective, so all that moonlight? Yeah, we're talking about a pink glow here.

As Dan spies the camera, and the camera-man, he gives a forceful thumbs up and says, "This is for Saikyo Ryu, and this is for the Saikyo Dojo! That's the Saikyo Dojo, in southtown. Lessons are cheap this week. Back to School Special!"

In the middle of April?!?

COMBATSYS: Dan has joined the fight here.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Dan

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke focuses on his next action.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Dan

COMBATSYS: Dan takes no action.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Dan

Where Dan seemed to be loving the camera's attention, Kyosuke is the exact opposite. They were simply there to cover their confrontation, a necessary presence for him to participate in the matchups organised by the League or those involved in it. He supposed there was some potiential to be gained from fostering a fanbase-- but the Imawano twin would never find it in himself to go so far as the older man in this...flamboyant display of scintillatingly overdone pink gi. That was just...tasteless. And the glare was irritating.
The bespectacled teenager merely shook his head once, in silent exasperation before he'd shift gears as soon as Dan indicated he was paying attention. The window of oppourtunity would be small, Kyosuke wasn't about to make things easy on the other just because he was older! Infact, he expected the man to have an edge of experience, so he'd press in swiftly.
The leaves skirted upwards in a small wave as he pressed foward, trainers darting across the forest bed as he spun, flashing out a curled fist in a vicious back-handed punch. His focusing voice was a sharp echo through the trees.

COMBATSYS: Dan endures Kyosuke's Strong Punch.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0              Dan

Dan stands there, still thumbs-upping the camera man as the highschool martial artist comes barrelling down on him with the back of his hand. At the very last moment, the stylish sensei puffs his chest outward, and thrusts his chin upward. His upward stretch causes Kyosuke's fist to impact on pecs with a muffled, and almost papery sounding fwuph.

Dan blinks and raises his left eyebrow high up on his forehead and says, "Hey, man what was that I was trying to get face time here. Rude, man. Just rude. You know what we do to rude kids in the Saikyo Dojo?"

His small but vocal fanbase begins to cheer, "YEAAAAAAH DO IT DAN!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!"

The pink-clad fighter's smile comes back as he reaches for Kyosuke's shoulders, in a blatant attempt to get purchase and kick throw the younger fighter over his shoulder, "WE TOSS 'EM OUT!!"

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke blocks Dan's Strong Throw.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0              Dan

Kyosuke had no problem ignoring the supportive cries of Dan's fans, but a flicker of disbelief crossed his youthful face. Was he being serious? How long did he expect him to stand there waiting on him to finish preening infront of the cameraman! He was willing to be reasonable with his patience, but in truth he wasn't about to apologise and mean it for interrupting his makeout session with the camera lense. Still, his blow was tolerated, and that in itself was something to quirk a brow at. There was little effect for something he knew to be hardly a light slap.
"I am not a part of your dojo." He replied in an even tone of voice, his arm coming up as he stepped in close to block the other's attempt to grab at his shoulders, the other gathered an undercurrent of chi that flowed about it, steadily gathering strength were he to notice. "I don't toss as easily as one of your students!" He snapped back in reply, slicing his hand up to Dan's smile as if he were about to stab him right in it with his finger tips. Instead, the wave of electrical energy that rose in response was what he needed to really look out for.

COMBATSYS: Dan blocks Kyosuke's Lightning Uppercut.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0              Dan

As Dan is left groping at the air, he looks squarely into Kyosuke's eyes for a moment before his smile fades, "Ah......"

It doesn't however take him quite so long to register that the other fighter has an adeptness with Chi. Thinking as quickly as he can, he arches his body backwards, pulling his hands back and in front of his face. Not a moment too soon, either. The electric crackle of energy paffs against his wristguards, saving Dan no small amount of pain or embarassment.

"Huh, pretty good. Not bad. Really, I almost felt that. But hey, if we're going to start throwing our techniques around like they were wastepaper, have I got one for you."

And the man in pink is on the move, launching himself backwards to give him some distance, while simultaneously thrusting a single hand forward. As it slices through the air it begins to glow with a cyan energy. When the sensei snaps his fist back, that amorphous blob of chi putt-putts towards Kyosuke, while the master of the ponytail shouts out, "GADOUKEN!"

Also, that cyan light reflecting off that pink material? Total eyesore.

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Kyosuke with Gadouken.
- Power hit! -

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Kyosuke          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0              Dan

Apparently Dan had some skill yet other than mouthing off to the camera and pandering to the highly anticipatory fanbase he'd managed to drag all the way out into the near-wilderness of Southtown's outskirts. The summoned chi dissipated with a crackle into the air, his breath forming a small puff of wry amusment. The short sound was almost like a laugh. "Be my guest." Kyosuke wasn't about to try to hog the spotlight with technique, infact. It was near impossible too-- what with Dan's gi and then...and then...
The head of the Morals Committee actually paused, slowly lowering his hand to stare at the swirl of cyan that gathered before the hand of Dan. Indeed, the more aesthetic side of Kyosuke found the clash of hues to be somewhat of an atrocity, but standing there what he was forced to marvel at was the desvestatingly...slow speed of such a projectile. The distance between the two of them only further accentuated this fact, and admittedly Kyosuke was at a loss. Was he serious?
A slow smile crept up to his lips, for someone of his caliber, his training and faithful dedication to the Imawano-ryu technique, avoiding the sedentary thing had not one method, but several. Merely picking one was the largest problem-- "YEAHH GADOUKEN!" "HIT HIM DAN, HIT HIM!" "HIBIK-SAN I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN!" and a flash of white skirted through the air. Right infront of the ball of chi. The aim was horribly off if it was meant to hit Kyosuke, and as his gaze trailed the smaller projectile, he frowned when he thought he saw la--
It wasn't that the impact was particular injuring, but looking up at the canopy from the ground Kyosuke couldn't help but feel his cheeks burn. And no, it wasn't because that travesty of an attack had hit him full on, but the sheer embarassment of it. Kyosuke rolled back onto his feet, patting away the simmering trails from his singed clothing.
...Good thing his brother wasn't here. He'd never live it down.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke focuses on his next action.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0              Dan

Jiro travels down the main highway into the Business District.

Dan smiles and congratulates himself on a job well done, by doing a secret handshake with himself that defies logic. His hands move up, down, all around, before they pound...............TOGETHER!

That's when he notices Kyosuke patting himself down, and pulls his hand around in a hook motion before pointing forward, "HEY HEY HEY! It's not over yet. You can't just stand there! This paintrain doesn't have any brakes and it's southbound for victory!"

With that nonsensical battlecry uttered, Dan takes to the air, spinning his feet around in a terrible looking aerial roundhouse. It's such a powerful looking kick that one has to sit back and wonder why the hell Dan is the one who learned it. On the other hand, it looks almost as slow as that little putt-putt fireball.

The terrible Dankuu Kyaku. Will it find it's mark, or will it be denied? That of course, is up to Kyosuke and his training.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke fails to interrupt Dankuu Kyaku from Dan with Super Shadow Cut Kick.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0              Dan

If people were fined for the tackiness of their fighting taunts, then clearly Dan should be broke. Kyosuke wasn't above the occasional cheesy line that was tossed with flippant disregard at his opponents, but he seldom compounded it with horrid clothing, clashing colours and well, right. What should have been a fight that he held his head above 'water', considering the swiftness of the other's attacks, found the unlucky younger of the Imawano twins on the recieving end of what some of Dan's fan's were calling...a beating!
Once back on his feet and his clothing saved from further ruination, he'd determined that he'd regain his metaphorical footing in the fight, and attempt to silence the nagging voice at the back of his mind demanding that he prove the worth of the Imawano-ryu techniques. He lightly touched the edge of his glasses, readjusting them from the last strike, and stepped into what would have been a series of steps that would have finished in a most agile display of aerial flashing kicks.
Could it be that Kyosuke, arguably one of the most analytical fighters ever to come out of Taiyo High had seriously misjudged the efficiency of the older man? Either that or his aim must have been offset by the blitzing lighting from his fushia-sun-spot of a gi. Before Kyosuke could even fully leave the ground, the other's spinning kick landed soundly on his person, sending him into a saumersaulting fall...that ended up with a harsh landing that rolled a few feet.
Pain train? Kyosuke bit off a low grown of pain, he really hated how apt that line was.

Dan looks as pink as pistol, whatever the hell that means, as his foot finds its target squarely and causes the resulting carnage. When he lands he hops up and down on the balls of his feet before he turns towards the crowd. His fans. The people who came to see him. The people who matter. It's time to mug for the crowd.

"How many of y'all are here to see the STRONGEST style do what it does best. Now let me ask you. Can I get up and do my thing!"


"I said... can I get up and do ~MY~ thing!?!?"



As he makes the last of that statement, his fist goes up into the air, and begins shaking wildly, whipping his fanbase into a cacophony of hoots, whistles, screams, cat-calls, and offers to bear children. Even stranger, some of those offers come from dudes. In any event. Dan lets all the cheering into his brain, and starts getting his adrenaline pumping. What are you gonna do, Brother... when Danamania runs wild on you?

COMBATSYS: Dan gathers his will.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-----==|=======\===----\1              Dan

Beneath the cacaphony of cheers and crowd-enlivening encouragement from Dan, Kyosuke took the moment to rise to his feet, ignoring the twinge and soreness from where the other's foot had soundly landed. If it was one thing he had to give to his senior there, he was able to work the crowd. It was an obervation that bore no bitterness, he had his own way of doing so when amongst his supportive classmates. Out here though, they were probably busy sleeping for class the next day. Maybe. He thought he caught sight of someone in a year beneath him that really shouldn't be out here--
Not the time nor place. The peacefulness of the forest at night had long since been ruined, and faintly beneath the voices a steady trill whine sounded some distance away. 'Danamania', it was a term he was glad wasn't said aloud for one. But what was he going to do? The youth steeled himself, shuttering away the distractions, and literally sprinted towards the other. He didn't bother trying to shout over the tantrum, he reacted. A clean stabbing blow to the other's face-- and openly yelling mouth!

COMBATSYS: Dan endures Kyosuke's Quick Punch.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/----===|=======\=====--\1              Dan

Continues screaming, right up until Kyosuke punches him square in the jaw, and then in fact even afterwards. His adrenaline fueled fury echoing louder and louder and releasing millions of happy endorphins into his bloodstream like grapes inside a jello mold. No matter how hard Kyosuke hits him, they stay perfectly balanced in the center. Truly, there is a lot about life Dan can teach.

But man does that fist leave a nasty aftertaste. The metallic aftertaste of a split lip and slightly cut gum dripping its delicious veincandy right onto Dan's bitter taste buds.

After a brief moment of thought Dan blinks and says, "Hey! HEY! HEY!!!" Before wiping his mouth and looking at his hand, "....! What the heck man! That ain't right you don't go making guys bleed when they're on a winning streak! Especially if they got people watching! You're an embarassment man!"

Dan reaches his left arm way back, before winding his fist up in an exaggerated manner, looking almost like an old timey boxer, before thrusting it forward, aiming right at Kyosuke's solar plexus. If the world were a comic book, speed-lines would be all up in the house like they owned the place. In fact, at such a great speed, it looks almost like Dan intends to break his wrist in this horrible punch.

"Punishment from the heavens. Ultimate tactic, Heaven and Hell Darkness Cutter PUNCH! KYUUKYOKU TENCHI GADOU ZUKI DENESETSU Version 2.0!"


COMBATSYS: Kyosuke interrupts Kyuukyoku Tenchi Gadou Zuki from Dan with Shadow Wave.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2              Dan

Now where did this seem familiar, ah yes. The start of this entire fight. The thought filtered on through his mind where he'd been stopped in his tracks...fist still planted against the other's face for a solid second. He backed off just before the startled man responded, his indignant outcry almost making him grimace. Honestly, was he even taking this League fight seriously? The sad thing is, Kyosuke was sure he was. "If you didn't want to get hit, then perhaps you should have stepped out of the way." Is what the youth offered as, well, obvious logic.
It was a logic he should have applied himself!
His body tensed, not taking for granted the theatrics that sometimes overpowered what were infact, very threatning attacks. The wind up, the slew of roaring pronouncements of what the attack was, its origins, its damage potiential, all of it...Kyosuke shoved aside and focused instead on the fist that streaked towards with respectable speed. Instead of trying to seek a defense, he made his quick calculations and took a risk.
He stepped into it, pushing off of the ground as his toe-point left a gouge in the soft soil. He was too close to avoid the 'Punishment from the hea-- et cetera' but the injury was worth it was he sissored his hands before him...this close. This close that when his chi came to be, it hew through the air its crescent beam aimed soely for that still shouting open mouth of Dan Hibiki.
...No, Kyosuke wasn't trying to shut him up, truely. He was above such things!
...Well maybe just a little.

Once again Dan takes a fierce assault to the mouth. And it kind of makes him rethink his strategy of getting hit there. Even though it's never failed him in the past, of course!

Moving on instinct, Dan begins to roll backwards, putting some distance between himself and Kyosuke after the violent assault, and thinking about what he's going to do next.

Could this youngster be making a humongous comeback? It's wholly possible. After all, he does have glasses, and people who have glasses are pretty smart. So they say.

COMBATSYS: Dan focuses on his next action.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/---====|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2              Dan

And for the first time in what might have been the entire fight...there is silence from Dan Hibiki. No taunts, no more insults, just the sweet sound of nothing from him-- though his fans still cheered in the background. It was a small victory for bespectacled fighters everywhere. Though, the number was likely very low. The irony was not many people deemed it wise to fight with those...contacts, sure, glasses?
Kyosuke didn't appear contented to let Dan gather too much distance, nor let him up enough to regroup. The youth persued him as soon as he touched down, tracking after him and timing it when the other got out of his roll...that he may yet meet his feet. His feet that is to his neck, and with a spin through the air he might take his entrapped opponent and literally body slam him harshly into the ground. It was one of his flashier throws, though there were certain risks...involved.

COMBATSYS: Dan interrupts Hurricaranna from Kyosuke with Chouhatsu Densetsu.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1              Dan

As the other fighter tries to wrap his legs around his neck, Dan duck's out of the way and begins laughing like a maniac. Probably because he actually is a Maniac. Out of Kyosuke's clutches, Dan begins the verbal assault, "What the hell boy! You think you're quick enough to grip up on SAIKYO LIGHTNING! No way! I've been training for years! You're not even out of pre-school yet! Compared to me!!!!"

Dan's rolling begins. A few inches forward, and then he pops up with his fist in front of him,


Another forward roll, this time the egress of it is followed by the charleston. The pink-clad fighter swinging his knees towards and away from each other as he shuffles his feet and waves his 'jazzhands'.


Then finally a leap into the air, and a landing, right in the lens of the camera, so the entire frame is blotted out except for Dan's body and his huge grin, with matching thumbs up.


Oh snap. Legendary taunt all up in.

Let it be said, that Dan Hibiki was a person like no other that the Imawano has ever faced. In his entire span of experience facing off with opponents. Unorthodoxed to say the least, the fact that he gave up an oppourtunity to make the other hurt for messing up on an attack to...too...Kyosuke wasn't often caught dumbfounded. But he stared after the other, first leaning back from his pointless rolling, then the little dance that made him inwardly cringe.
...And it was all caught on television. Kyosuke's expression was priceless, and no doubt someone was recording this back at the high school...just laying in wait to spring it upon the otherwisely stoic chairman.
Thankfully, his face-to-palm move was hidden by Dan's body infront of the lense, but the crowd was all loving it. The train passing on a track nearby barely made much impact over it, and even in this Kyosuke had to admit...defeat. This time he didn't interrupt the other, instead he waited with resignation till he finished making love to the camera to get back to the fight at hand.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke gains composure.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\1              Dan

Dan's hand finally lowers and then he turns back towards Kyosuke, looking much healthier, and full of both vim and vigor. He puts his pinky in his ear and says, "Er, yeah... now. What were we do...oh snap! Right, The fight."

Dashing forward with his hand in his Gi like a madman, Dan closes the distance between the Imawano youth and then just suddenly stops when he's right in his face, "Alright! Now it's time for the ultimate fusion of martial arts myth and magic! ARE YOU LEADY?!? Ha ha, Leady. Haha... ahem."

Thrusting his fist out at Kyosuke, he seems intent on finishing the youth off with a final blow.

Or a final series of blows, because after his fist juts out, it's followed by an overhand chop, then followed by a kick, and then another kick, and then another punch and it's like Dan becomes a blur of movement. Whether or not one of these attacks lands, he just keeps going at it out of muscle memory, all the while shouting....



And then "KEN" comes out, with a corkscrewing uppercut. The signature Kouryuken of Self-Taught Hibiki Martial arts. It looks like Dan isn't holding back. But he has to want it. His fans can't want it for him. Will his steam prove supreme?!?

COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Kyosuke with Hisshou Burai Ken.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/--=====|-------\-------\0              Dan

Balrog travels down the main highway into the Business District.

Winning this fight, losing this fight, either way the damage was done and Kyosuke would have a fine time recouperating from this travesty. His pride was hurting more than any of the kicks or punches that Dan had landed and as he waited patiently he could only wonder at the wisedom in doing so. He started when the other suddenly snapped out of his little preening escapades, the man apparently quite capable of speed when galvanised.
The first punch is blocked, but it wasn't just a single attack, but a blitzkrieg of them. Kyosuke was putting it mildly, hard pressed to block, much less dodge all of them and whilst he held his own...the weariness in his arms cost him, or more pointedly. It cost his chin, and head. His vision exploded and knocked easily into the air from that final finishing blow, hard enough to nearly make him fall flat on his back again. Instead he caught himself barely enough to stagger to a halt, his hand cupping his jaw as if it were broken.
...Not broken, but there would be a nasty bruise there the next day, and he'd manage to cut his tongue on his own teeth.
His head still spun, and he shook it to try to clear it, grudgingly added another set of points to the man's respect. It would be so much easiler to give them if he weren't, if he weren' damn showy? Kyosuke stepped foward once, then several more holding his arm out wide...he'd seek to rush past the other with a low yell. And hoping to hook the other by arm or waist, and with his momentum toss him.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke successfully hits Dan with Quick Throw.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0              Dan

Dan is flung pretty easily, and not looking quite unweary himself now that the adrenaline of his earlier antics has worn off. With a mighty cry of "OH GOURD!" he sails through the air and lands flat on his back, looking up at the sky and frowning a bit.

As he lies there, broken, a small voice calls out from the crowd.

"Hi Bi Ki!"

"Hi Bi KI!"

Suddenly, that voice is joined by other voices, until his entire cheering section is there, urging him to fight on. He gets to his feet shakily, and points at Kyosuke, before putting his hand palm up, and bringing his fingers towards him. The classic "C'MON C'MON!"


COMBATSYS: Dan gathers his will.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0              Dan

Jiro travels down a branching road towards Southtown's Village.

Looking out to the crowd, Kyosuke couldn't help but marvel at the effect it was having on Dan. The power of friends truely was an amazing thing, and though he doubted the older man knew each and everyone of these fans personally, having the support of many was always an invigorating thing. A small smirk fastened itself onto his lips, and quite possibly Kyosuke was preparing to...lighten up for the closing of this fight. Bringing a hand to his forehead, it was a motion of aquiesence.
The man said to bring it, so rallying his remaining reserves, Kyosuke dug within and channeled his chi. It's icy white-blue light gathered about the teenager and in a similar guesture like his earlier leaping attack-- this one saw not one crescent shaped energy mass, but two form. Called forth by the movement of his hands, he sent them spiraling towards Dan, drawn together to form one large projectile.

COMBATSYS: Dan endures Kyosuke's Cross Cutter.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/=======|=======\====---\1              Dan

"The Man" is caught by the energy projectiles with his pants down, metaphorically of course. He's all getting pumped up and ready to win that he forgets about things like dodging, and all that other great stuff. However. Even as he wobbles from the might of Kyosuke's attack he looks like he's actually getting better. Like something awesome is about to happen and there's no way to stop it.

Running forward on shaky legs, he turns his day glo magenta gi into a whirlwind of uppercuts. Two to be exact. Two spinning rising uppercuts that he hopes to drive deep in the heart of the Imawano boy. No sound emits from his lips, and only determination is seen in those stoic eyes.

He's got the heart of a champion. THE HEART OF A CHAMPION!

COMBATSYS: Dan has reached umpteenth wind!

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Kyosuke          0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0              Dan

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke dodges Dan's Kouryuu Rekka.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/=======|-------\-------\0              Dan

Somehow, Kyosuke ended up sighing after his Cross Cutter hit, not because it was out of some glee or vindictive happiness, but because for some reason Dan just made him more exasperated than he ever should be...especially at an opponent. There was utterly no attempt to block nor dodge his attack, and this left him somewhat irritated. It was an irritation he wouldn't allow to affect him in his decisions, all the same he had to wonder about how many blows landed on the other's head...and what lasting permanent damage had been incurred.
If this were the life he looked foward too was a fighter, then it was a fine example to stop whilst he was ahead. He would not inturn mimic the other, instead showing just how one dodged being struck by a paired attack. He felt the brush through the rush of wind, but he twisted and spun behind Dan in time to avoid a similar embarassment like earlier...lashing out with a flying kick as he did.

COMBATSYS: Dan fails to interrupt Heavy Kick from Kyosuke with Kyuukyoku Tenchi Gadou Zuki.

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Kyosuke          1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0              Dan

Dan being ever the trooper, and having found a second wind if you will (AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA). Decides to press his luck by repeating the glorious actions of his yesteryear. Winding up that big punch again he grins right at Kyosuke's foot and speaks...

"This time I shall never fail. Straight as an arrow, true as the day I was born. Final Assault. Unlimited Kyuukyoku Tenchi Gadou Zuki Works!"

Yeah, only one problem Dan, it doesn't work. It doesn't work at all. How does Kyosuke's foot taste? I BET IT TASTES LIKE FOOTY GOODNESS!

...Dan took entirely way too long to finish up that attack name. Kyosuke's foot was already inplace by the time he prepared to get that punch into gear, and the satisfaction that was to follow was a guilty pleasure he didn't succumb too. As much as he'd have loved too, the teenager was still determined to win this fight if he could-- no matter how unorthodoxed it had become. If it was one thing Dan would walk away with from here-- is that inspite of his cazy ways, the teenager would have some measure of respect for him in future fights. Where for one he was getting this renewed energy to fight...
Kyosuke could only hope to attain such driving determination.
All the niceties aside, he didn't pause on his follow through with a balled fist aimed right where his foot left off. His poor mouth had taken such a beating today already-- though it proved itself many times over! It refused to be silenced for long, and could inspire the crowd to adrenaline surging rushes he used in his favour.

COMBATSYS: Dan fails to interrupt Quick Punch from Kyosuke with Kouryuken.

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Kyosuke          1/------=/=======|=======\-------\0              Dan

Dan continues his CAVALCADE OF BAD DECISIONS. As the rapid punch comes in, he scoffs a little bit, and ducks under it, corkscrewing deep down into a tight ball of pure saikyo power. Not to be confused with Kensou or Vega's Psycho Brand Power(tm).

It is one of the worst things he could do, because when his spiralling uppercut whiffs into the air. Well, let's just say that if he had taken it on the chin, it would've been a lot better than RIGHT IN THE NUTTIES!

The tiny saikyo soldiers have just suffered an injustice worthy of America's funniest home videos. Hooh boy, Dan. Get your head back in the game.

In all honesty, Kyosuke had no intention of landing that particular...punch there. Infact, he winced himself though it was well hidden, no his fault he leapt right on into it. Too late to pull, he was confident however that Dan'd recover. If not, when one thought about the consequences, was it entirely wrong to prevent such progeny--
Such thoughts weren't persued, but rather the state of the fight. It was an opening he would be remiss in taking, though that cliche of 'hitting a man when he's down' may have applied...Kyosuke had been fair. Once Dan was distracted, he did what he was trained to do, and that was make the most of the situation such that the advantages conferred remained with him. It was a cold and analytic way of approaching this, but Kyosuke delt with each fight not unlike moving pieces across a chessboard.
And this piece kicked back into a move attempted earlier but viciously slammed. One wheeled kick, followed by a second, and then the third that arrowhead of chi that had smashed into his smiling face earlier.

COMBATSYS: Dan dodges Kyosuke's Super Shadow Cut Kick.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/-------|=======\-------\0              Dan

Dan, upon getting his bearings, and through actually only just luck alone running around 'walking it off' as they say in sports medicine, narrowly avoids each of Kyosuke's expertly trained strikes with a milimeter's breadth each time.

When it's all said and done, he hangs his hands down and breathes deeply. Then turns his face towards Kyosuke. Uh oh. Dan Rage. "THAT'S IT MAN! NOW YOU DIE!"

Leaping into the air, he brings his foot down towards the other fighter in a slow powerful arc. Dan is not a happy man. In fact. He is an ANGRY DAN!

Angry Dan coincidentally sounds like a good tv dinner.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke fails to interrupt Heavy Kick from Dan with Quick Throw.
- Power fail! -

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Kyosuke          0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1              Dan

By the time Kyosuke followed through and landed, he had to gather his breath. It wasn't an easy move to pull off seemlessly, and though he did had been very unrewarding. Infact, not only had it been so, but because it had left him wearied, the selfsame opening he'd sought to manipulate in his favour had turned to Dan's and he looked up just intime to see the other's foot descent towards his head. He reached out, but too late to try and seize the other by the ankle, instead--
Well. He's on the ground again, what, the third time for the fight? He had a fine cut across his cheek and his glasses were knocked askew, almost right off his face! Imagine that, it was the first thing he readjusted, but not before taking further precious seconds to clear his head...

Dan doesn't stop his assault even after his first hit rings true he follows the terrible kick with the only logical next step.


Bringing his hand down in a huge 'manhammer' or 'danhammer' he attempts to clobber the everliving heck out of Kyosuke. It's like someone spiked his waffles with steroids and like Macho Man after Miss Elisabeth said no, Roid Rage comes into play.

Please, Hammer, Don't hurt him!

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke dodges Dan's Strong Punch.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1              Dan

...Just becaue Kyosuke was laying, on the ground, fixing his glasses...didn't mean he'd necessairly remain so should he see another attack coming. It was true he was feeling sluggish, and his previous injuries were wearing on him but he rolled out of the way from that falling fist that was definately going to finish the job! Fight-wrapped, next please!
As he did so, before he straightened he lashed out with his foot again, that deadly foot aiming to knock the other literally up into the air-- open to all sorts of follow ups on the landing.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke successfully hits Dan with Leg Launcher.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/---====|=======\====---\1              Dan

Yeah, so angry Dan smashing hasn't been working out entirely to his advantage as he flies up into the air quite suddenly. He has a very Zen moment up there. In the air. Where all the atmosphere is. And he comes to the conclusion, that if you can't work with what doesn't work, you have to work with what does! Thank you, Yogi Berra!

Altering his trajectory, he comes down towards Kyosuke in one of those terrible spinning roundhouses. Grinning like an idiot and shouting out...


Fight, Dan. Fight for everlasting peace.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke blocks Dan's Dankuu Kyaku.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/--=====|=======\=====--\1              Dan

Kyosuke's gaze trailed up after the fighter, narrowing those dark eyes as he calculated the other's descent and speed-- he didn't have enough time to follow through with another attack right away, but he did manage to cross his arms before him, catching the foot intime before it impacted and shove the other way. He backed off a few steps, his breathing much shallower than before, a hint of sweat tracing down the side of his face, and he smiled. No matter how faintly.
He approved. The other's enthusiasm certainly was catching, but he was at the end of his here. He called once again that chill chi-light, a glow of a different kind surrounding him till once again he shouted the name of the paired arrow-heading attack-- his cry spurring them on to their target.

COMBATSYS: Dan overcomes Cross Cutter from Kyosuke with Shinkuu Gadouken.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0              Dan

Dan looks at the cross cutter incoming and says, "Aw naw. Naw hell naw. That's not the kind of thing gonna be workin' today man. Nawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!"

Surprisingly he still has enough time to put his hands together all badassly and charges up. "SHINKUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU"

"GADOUKEN!!!" A humongous version of his normal putt-putt fireball slides off of his hands and travels towards Kyosuke, totally eating through the tiny ineffectual, inferior, impotent, also very unmanly cross cutter arrowheads coming Dan's way. That's right, I said it. You wanna fight about it?

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke overcomes Shinkuu Gadouken from Dan with Large Thrown Object.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0              Dan

It wasn't the first time he'd seen it now, and whilst the first attempt at dodging the remarkably slow Gadouken had ended up in a rather embarassing display for the ninja with more than decent reflexes...this time he wouldn't be distracted by flying objects...that happened to be white, and other unmentioned details. Except he was a bit more tired now, and withdstanding a full impact from the projectile would literally be the final nail.
Backing up, Kyosuke knocked into a cameraman who had gotten right in behind him for a fine shot of the enroaching attack! It's cyan light a beautiful mass that overshadowed Kyosuke in the shot. Dwarfed by a powerful fighter! How apt, how fitting-- "HEY, THAT'S PRIVATE PROPERTY!!" how well it flew. In retrsospect Kyosuke was helping out the man get an even more upclose view of it.
...Don't worry Dan, there were more filming his willful destruction of League equipment. He didn't have time to find something more...disposable.

COMBATSYS: Dan overcomes Large Thrown Object from Kyosuke with Gadouken.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0              Dan

Dan sees the Camera coming towards him, and gives it one last grin, before both of his hands go out and grab it by the tripod. One hand flings it aside, while the other glows cyan again. Dan Hibiki, never one to destroy a camera, somehow gets it to land on its legs, only slightly damaged by the scuffle.

That Cyan glowing hand? Yeah. It's cargo flies forward with another shout of GADOUKEN!

This surely is an exciting episode of DAN-GON-BALL Z!

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke overcomes Gadouken from Dan with Cross Cutter.
- Power hit! -

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Kyosuke          0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0              Dan

Little did Dan know, but he saved what little guilt Kyosuke might have had by damaging (destroying?) the camera by saving it. He rested a hand upon his knee, leaning over as he watched this strange turn of events continue to unfurl. He knew his options, and with a short exhalation of breath, his own personal silent laugh. He accepted this unspoken challenge. Kyosuke willed himself to stand upright, shoulders back and with another dredging effort...snapped his hands foward in that sissoring motion Dan'd easily recognise.
A little war was it? Till the next man dropped, from being hit...or fatigue.

COMBATSYS: Dan endures Kyosuke's Cross Cutter.

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Kyosuke          0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1              Dan

Dan seems to have met his match. His chest heaving with each breath as the arrowheads crash into his body, and he reels backwardly. Being pushed all the way toward the camera he had previously saved.

"Ah.... What the hell."

With a mighty heft, he drags the camera over his head, and throws it back at Kyosuke! Before falling right the damn hell over. The mighty Dan beast has been felled this day.



COMBATSYS: Dan can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Dan successfully hits Kyosuke with Large Thrown Object.
- Power hit! -

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Kyosuke          1/------=/=======|

Kyosuke was openly breathing through his mouth, his hair slicked to his face in a fashion he most certainly detested. But this fight had certainly taken much of it out of him, and though he had the strength to still stand, he had little more to give...
When Dan fell, Kyosuke allowed his shoulders to drop, a failing on his part. He barely caught a glimpse of that saved camera so rudely treated by Dan after the close call-- that is right before it right smacked on into him knocking him right onto his back. The cheers of the crowd washed on over him and he just lay there, closing his eyes briefly.
...The replay at school was going to be hell.

COMBATSYS: Kyosuke has ended the fight here.

Log created on 20:09:09 04/16/2007 by Dan, and last modified on 08:22:20 04/28/2007.