World Warrior 2007 - [R3] Igniz vs Kyo

Description: NESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Winner: Kyo)

We now join our tournament fight, already in progress.

Kyo's eyes narrow just slightly as Igniz reveals his high-tech battlesuit. Another vague recollection distracts him momentarily, what about this guy is triggering all this stuff? It's totally unlike facing an opponent that has been tainted by Orochi, where the threat is completely immediate and causes his blood to feel as if it's boiling. This guy causes a more cerebral sense of dread, something originating in the back of your head.

Shake it off, Kyo, he growls to himself. Fortunately the official's cry of "FIGHT!" gives him the opportunity to forget about all those weird vibes he's getting from Igniz by charging headfirst into battle. A plume of mist from the falls shoots up over the ravine behind Kyo the moment he starts dashing right at his opponent, and once within range he immediately launches a furious offensive of flowing punches and jabs designed only to get Igniz off-balance and unprepared. When Kyo thinks he sees an opening, he ignited those infamous crimson flames in his right hand, curls his fingers into a fist, and attempts a punishing flaming punch right into Igniz's nose.

COMBATSYS: Igniz reflects Aragami from Kyo with Nega Genesis.

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Kyo              0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0            Igniz

Igniz extends his arms outwards, splaying his fingers wide and letting out a breath. His cloak begins to float around him, lifted up by an unseen breeze. The mist displays even more of this effect, curling upwards in a thousand complex patterns.

"But I must warn you, Kyo: if you displease me..."

The president takes a step backwards, narrowly avoiding Kyo's first jab. Situations play through his mind as he considers his next course of action, and in an instant he chooses one and commands his suit to make it reality through his neural uplink. Igniz lowers his arm, giving the appearance of an easily exploitable opening, but when Kyo moves to strike with his flaming fist, his opponent is ready.

With a small gesture, the free energy in the air, the ambient chi, ceases to exist. Through the creative application of power, Igniz forces the energy to commit suicide, creating a void of being that utterly denies even Kyo's flames.

With nowhere to go, the flames arc back to Kyo with enough force to launch him away. "...I will be forced to cast you out of this heaven."

Kyo's flame-enshrouded knuckles come to a violent halt a mere inch or so away from Igniz's face, "Nngh..." he says, his fist trembling right in front of Igniz's eyes as tries to exert more force in order to get past the seemingly impenetrable barrier. "What the hell is this!" he manages to get out before his flames backfire against the barrier and blow back over him.

He's forced to take a step back, his own flames turned against him somehow, that's something ELSE he hasn't seen before, what kind of powers does this guy have, anyway?! No time to think about that now, not in this type of close-quarters situation. Kyo steps back in and tries a different approach this time, reaching for the arm Igniz just lowered in order to create the illusion of a weakpoint. Hopefully he can snatch it by the wrist, give it a painful twist, then spin and use his back as a fulcrum for tossing Igniz over his back and onto the ground.

COMBATSYS: Igniz fails to counter Quick Throw from Kyo with Void Genocide.

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Kyo              0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0            Igniz

Igniz takes another step to the side, watching Kyo closely. It is a deadly dance that requires every last bit of Igniz's enhanced attention. Going toe to toe with someone like Kyo Kusanagi is at first glance the stupidest thing a person can do, but by keeping the pressure on the former King of Fighters and never letting him a chance up, Igniz hopes to put him off balance and claim an easy victory.

He is too slow to avoid Kyo's lightning grab, but he has prepared for such a situation. The armor-clad man gestures broadly with his free hand, attempting to form something with a burst of chi, but the blast goes awry as his opponent quickly capitalizes on the situation and twists him around. With too much invested in the counter, he is easy prey to send flying over Kyo's shoulder.

The man is not down for long. The president grunts and lifts himself into the air, floating an inch above the ground. "Hmph!"

Kyo's not done yet: He doesn't notice the fact that Igniz is floating over the savannah dirt because by the time that's happening he's already launched himself towards his opponent. It's more a short hop really, but it still has enough hang-time to allow the scion of the flames to attack with a series of two flying scissor-kicks, one with each leg, before his feet touch ground again.

COMBATSYS: Kyo successfully hits Igniz with Nana Juu Go Shiki Kai.

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Kyo              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0            Igniz

"HA!" Igniz shouts, gliding forward and raising his arm to intercept the blow. As he moves to interpose his forearm between himself and Kyo, he badly miscalculates -- or perhaps just fails to anticipate Kyo's true intentions -- and lets the first kick slip past his guard. The president reels backwards, offbalance enough that the second blow sweeps him from his feet once again.

The black-coated man slams a hand into the ground to prevent himself from falling completely, dragging himself to his feet without much of the fanciful recovery of before. In an effort to keep Kusanagi away from him and give himself some space, Igniz gestures with his hand, launching a spiked dart at the heir of flames.

COMBATSYS: Kyo blocks Igniz's Thrown Object.

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Kyo              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0            Igniz

Kyo lands after laying into Igniz with his Shiki Kai technique, but is prevented from further advancing when Igniz fires off a strange projectile. The heir to the Kusanagi dynasty raises a arm to defend, wincing only slightly when the barbed prong digs into the hardened flesh of his forearm. He removes the object with his opposite hand and carelessly tosses it off into the dirt beside him.

"Tch, you talked about wanting me to show you what I've got, but what's the point if you can't even defend against my simplest techniques?" Kyo taunts, obviously less impressed with Igniz after a few minutes of fighting than he was in the run-up to the battle.

COMBATSYS: Kyo focuses on his next action.

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Kyo              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0            Igniz

Igniz raises his hand, seeming to expect something, but lowers it with a thin smile. He takes the time to adjust his cloak, resuming a more dignified stance. Though he does not say anything, there is a conversation taking place, one between Kyo's very muscles and Igniz's suit.

The president's enhanced eyes study Kyo's posture, seeing where his body tenses and untenses. He plays over all the known Kusanagi techniques in his head, trying to plot the course of the boy's actions before they have a chance to even partially express themselves.

Science is fun.

COMBATSYS: Igniz focuses on his next action.

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Kyo              0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0            Igniz

Igniz might be able to see and to some degree be able to predict Kyo's movements based on the microscopic contractions of his muscles and be able to plan his angle of attack accordingly, but there's one thing left unaccounted for, one item that is the key to any fight. Something that no amount of science and technology can quantify or deduce; the strength of the fighter's spirit. Despite their mysterious properties and origins, Kyo's flames are really just another extension of his willpower, and every fight he uses them to test his spirit against his opponent's.

"Standing around like this is fun and all, but..." Kyo's voice trails off while he brings up a gloved hand in front of his face, his fingers flicking slightly to call forth his crimson flames. They roil around in his hand for a few moments before he slices his arm downwards, shooting a mass of fire into the ground, where it proceeds blast across the ground on it's way towards the leader of NESTS.

How does Igniz's spirit stack up to Kyo's flames, we'll see here.

COMBATSYS: Igniz blocks Kyo's Yami Barai.

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

Igniz does not react quickly. He does not have to -- he already knows what he is going to do and when he has to do it. He can afford to wait around for a moment and make this count. A ghost of a smile crosses his thin lips as he gestures, causing his cape to flourish outwards. The flames wash over the apparently sturdy material.

"Are these your flames, Kyo Kusanagi?"

The president raises his hand, suddenly bathed in golden light streaming down from the sky. White chi gathers in his outstretched palm, growing larger and larger with a series of tiny explosions. Igniz extends even further, stretching onto the balls of his feet as if the power was attempting to get away from him and he was holding on for dear life.

"Then let me show you what I already know!"

With startling speed, Igniz brings his hand crashing downwards. The chi responds violently, a pillar of energy exploding from the ground, and then another, and then another, and then another. The golden-white chi shrieks towards Kyo, not giving him very much time to react at all.


COMBATSYS: Igniz successfully hits Kyo with Idion Blade.

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

Kyo's mouth drops and his pupils dilate as Igniz knowingly asks him "Are these your flames, Kyo Kusanagi?" Scattershot repressed memories immediately flood back into the young fighter's mind the instant Igniz uses the trigger word that was implanted in Kyo by the devious scientists at NESTS.

The memories are like frozen panes of time, thanks to the depths of anesthetic he was under, but Kyo remembers certain things quite clearly: Masked surgeons taking up his entire field of vision, silhouetted slightly by shockingly bright medical lights behind them. Long days of blackness only broken up by short periods of lucidity, in which he stared up at a depressingly start tile ceiling.

The last image he has is of a blurry, blonde-haired man looking down at him with a distasteful look in his eyes while remarking, "This completes phase one... of the Kyo Project." The blurry visage becomes clear only at the last moment: It is the face of his current opponent.

Kusanagi snaps out of his dreamlike state just in time to be overwhelmed by Igniz's Ideon Blade. Igniz called it the blade that would cut through Kyo's past, he wasn't kidding, not at all. When the smoke clears, blown away by the gusting mists created by the falls, Kyo is still standing there in the middle of a scorched trail in the ground, his arms still crossed over his face, feet staggered as he tried to weather the attack. His school uniform is mostly blasted away, and he is bleeding from various points on his body.

Kyo's arms slowly lower, and when they reveal his eyes, one can practically see flames in his retinas. "Then you're the guy..." he says in a low, dangerous tone completely unlike his usual flippant, disrespectful tone, "-The one who stole my flames, pulling the strings of NESTS." His arms continue downwards until his fists are held at his sides, fist clenched, trembling.


With that exclamation, a pillar of flame erupts underneath Kyo and starts swirling around his body, the heat generated from the violent aura is enough to immediately scorch what little was left of the area around Kyo not blown away by Igniz's technique to be reduced to cinders.

COMBATSYS: Kyo gathers his will.

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

When the smoke and energy clears, Igniz stands tall, his cape fluttering delicately in the breeze. He turns his face towards the sun, eyes closed in a display of tranquility. It is a marked contrast to the yelling and posturing Kyo. The field is split in two.

"I cannot steal flames, Kusanagi. I can, however, liberate. This is a power that I have taken for the good of mankind. What is a god that does not care for his flock? With the power I haven taken from you I will do great things. You should feel thankful you have been blessed by my benevolent hand. You are the seed of the new world, Kyo."

"God's world!"

Igniz opens his eyes raising a foot in the air and then slamming it down upon the ground with sudden force. A shockwave travels towards the Kusanagi, sending debris up at him.


COMBATSYS: Kyo endures Igniz's Thrown Object.

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

Kyo holds his ground as the shockwave passes straight through him, maintaining his fiery aura throughout the shockwave's assault. In particular, a fist-sized rock is kicked up off the ground and strikes the scion of the flames in the cheek, whipping his face to the side and breaking the death-stare he had locked on NESTS' leader and causing his aura to fade away. Another moment of tranquility while the debris settles. Kyo reaches up to wipe away a trickle of blood from his lip, "Hehe-" then turns his gaze back to Igniz with a viciously cocky grin playing across his lips.

"God?" Don't make me laugh."

Kyo pushes out an open hand and creates a small flame in it's palm, almost as if he were showing it to Igniz.

"Let's see which is stronger... YOUR PATHETIC POWER, OR MY SCORCHING HOT FLAMES!"

Kyo raises the hand up above his head, and immediately the frightening aura reappears, this time the flame spreads from the small fire in his palm and rushes over his entire body until he becomes a living pyre. "REVERSE STYLE 108..." He sweeps the arm down and across his body, and in the wake of his arm comes a huge swath of roiling flames designed to incinerate an opponent into nothing but ashen flakes, "-GREAT SERPENT WAVE!!"

COMBATSYS: Igniz fails to reflect Orochinagi' from Kyo with Nega Genesis.

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Kyo              0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0            Igniz

"What-- what is this power?! Where are you getting it from, Kusanagi?! Tell me!"

His arms begin to buckle. He can't hold it. Before he can even think about trying to extract himself from his current situation, the shield breaks a full half second before his calculations expected it to. Igniz's eyes go wide, and then he is gone with the fire.

When it clears, the president is still trying to pull himself up. His damaged suit sparks, exposed wires crackling and burning. He falls over again as his arm briefly loses feeling. But still, Igniz pulls himself up. "No matter what happens here, I will have it! Every time you raise your fists, I simply gather more information! Your secrets -- will -- be -- mine!"

COMBATSYS: Igniz gains composure.

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Kyo              0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0            Igniz

Kyo listens to Igniz's rant, the grimace only deepening, along with his anger, this guy is really crazy, even worse than Rugal, if that's possible. When Igniz is done telling making his proclamations, the scion of the flames charges right for him, one fist held out to the side, creating a trail of flames behind him.

"You're not going to live long enough to see that day, you son of a bitch!"

COMBATSYS: Igniz blocks Kyo's Aragami.

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Kyo              0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0            Igniz

Igniz raises a hand at the last moment, a tricky proposition considering he barely has enough strength to hold himself up with both. He catches the fist, enduring the flames that come with it as they wash over his arm.

"Hrgggh-- live? How can you kill God?"

With a mighty grunt of effort, the president pushes Kyo away, finally getting to his feet. "You've somehow improved, Kyo. I don't know how. Did that freak of nature Oro track you down? Whatever the case is..."

Igniz raises his hand towards the sky, closing his eyes once again. " haven't improved enough to end NESTS. You never will. I will take this information back to headquarters and improve my master race. You, however... I have done far worse than defeat you, Kyo. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you."

"Enjoy the World Warrior tournament, Kyo. I'll be watching your next match, and I'll be back to claim the rest of your bloodline when the time is right! Ha ha ha... HA HA HA HA HA HA!"

Igniz is suddenly enveloped in the same golden energy as before, his laugh floating on the wind even after he's gone.

COMBATSYS: Igniz has left the fight here.

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Kyo              0/-------/---====|

Kyo's flaming fist strains against Igniz's grasp, starting to push the NESTS' president's arm back. The two foes are face to face for a few moments while Igniz makes yet more proclamations, but the whole time he's talking, Kyo is preparing what he hopes will be a final, incapacitating blow that will put an end to the blonde-haired puppet master.

Cut off the head and the rest of the organization will surely wither and die.

This is his chance.

His opportunity to avenge the theft of his flames and the perversion of his family's sacred lineage.

The moment to finally end things.

Kyo charges at Igniz with a fist cocked back behind his head, but he ends up punching through nothing but a fading flash of golden energy, robbing him of any meaningful victory. He actually starts clutching at the air in the hopes that somehow Igniz has merely turned invisible, but it's a futile gesture and Kyo soon collapses to his knees, head dipped low. "You bastard..." he growls through his teeth.

He throws his head and arms upwards to the sky, cursing the heavens themselves, "NESTS!!!!!!!!!"

COMBATSYS: Kyo has ended the fight here.

Log created on 21:46:39 04/16/2007 by Kyo, and last modified on 20:02:50 06/14/2007.