Neo League 426 - #428: Gabriel vs Aranha

Description: Gabriel and Aranha both make their debut in this Neo League match that takes place at the Horyu-ji Gakumonji. The crowd doesn't know whether to cheer for Aranha who is a relative unknown or Gabriel who had never really endeared herself to the fight fans. Can this new fighter pull off an upset? (Winner: Gabriel)

Aranha found himself at the Horyu-ji Gakumonji which approximately translates to Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law in Nara prefecture. He didn't quite get the reason why he would end up having his debut fight at a Buddhist temple. To be honest he didn't really care. This was a chance to finally show what he could do on the world scale.

His arrival is without fanfare. Just a battle scarred African American wearing sunglasses that have earbuds attached to them as he waits for his opponent to make herself known. And why does he have that type sunglasses, those Oakley Thumps? Perhaps that will make itself apparent when the fight begins.

His opponent would be no one terribly pleasant. She was known somewhat for her rather withdrawn and sometimes plain mean attitudes. One might recall when she fought alongside team awesome and the all girl cheering section watched in disbelief, cheering for her more as an after thought, as though her being there was a little strange. Well now here she was, generally not a fan favorite. Today would be no exception. But then when she is against a rather little known opponent, it would be hard for fans to decide who to cheer on. Of course she did have some fans, who thought her attitude was just awesome, but.. Gabriel ignored them, tanding in the designated place. People would be there to watch, but.. There might not be much cheering.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel has started a fight here.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Aranha has joined the fight here.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

"Hey there. I guess you're my opponent. Shall we dance?" He presses the button his sunglasses and begins to sway rhythmically. "It'll be fun. Trust me." Now the purpose of the sunglasses become all too clear. With the sunglasses feeding him the sounds of the berimbau and drums to drive his movements.

His body moves gracefully from the ginga into a handstand. While in this handstand he continues walking in getting closer and closer until his legs open and he suddenly whips himself around in a spin smacking her around with his feet.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel blocks Aranha's Inverted Tornado.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Well, it's a pretty move, it is well conducted, very nice and tricky, but Gabriel hardly cares. To her there is only two things, the attack, where it comes from, where it is going. She deflects it, it still hits her a bit, but not nearly where intended, and then it's her turn. She tries to work with the close proximity to try pulling her opponent down and shove him to the ground. Also with a grunt. And a little call.

"Tsch." that was it. No response to the pleasantry.

COMBATSYS: Aranha fails to interrupt Quick Throw from Gabriel with Aggressive Dance EX.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Aranha

That close proximity hurts the capoeirista more than he expected. He uses the momentum of the spin to set up the next move hoping to swing his foot glowing blue with energy into a roundhouse kick and series of other kicks however he's pushed over before he can get his foot completely around and ending the move before he can get the move started.

He's gets back up to his feet with a slight smile and shrug before going into that dance. He's figured out that Gabriel isn't the talkative type and he'll atleast oblige her in that by keeping his mouth shut. After all he doesn't need to talk to keep his own mood up.

She decides to chase, the situation was one where she intended to deal damage, as much as she could, as quickly as she could. So just as soon as she can she heads to where her opponent has landed and decides to aim a kick at him, to keep him down. It is a very clear straight forward kick, extend her foot and try to nail her opponent.

Steely faced she does actually utter something, not the hello, or a how are you, or even a do your best, but a simple,

COMBATSYS: Aranha blocks Gabriel's Light Kick.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-------|====---\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha smiles has he pretty much walks right into the kick until at the last possible moment leaning backwards with one hand on the ground as he catches the attack on his arm and his mouth drops open. It's not quite the attack that shook him but her telling him to repent that gets to him.

In the interest of keeping his performance going and his body moving, he turns himself so that his body faces the ground and brings his legs together like scissors to drop blond fighter.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel blocks Aranha's Quick Throw.

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Gabriel          0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0           Aranha

The so called, or self preclaimed crusader simply rolls with the throw, scores a tech hit and doesn't lose as much from her health meter as a result. Then she picks herself up and turns her attention more to her opponent. Her eyes narrow slowly, carefully, considerably, then she snaps forward with a palm thrust and a burst of energy toward her opponent's nose. A bit of a grunt is released. He did a great job avoiding that last attack, but she didn't have time to be impressed.

COMBATSYS: Aranha endures Gabriel's Serpent Snap.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0           Aranha

The Capoeirista just knows he's not going to get away from the smack and so he eats the palm strike turning his face so his nose isn't hit. His nose had already seen enough abuse in his lifetime plus it allows him to go into a roll and uses it to run away from the other fighter towards a wall.

Upon getting to the wall, he ceases to be a run of the mill Capoeirista. he bounces from one wall to the other to grab ahold of one brackets of one of the buildings. With a grunt, he muscles himself up atop of it and takes a running leap to aim a foot right for Gabriel's stomach. If there's one thing that can be said for Aranha is that in the process of getting himself to high ground he was quite efficent in doing so.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel endures Aranha's Sky's the Limit.

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Gabriel          0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0           Aranha

Hit! Square on. This is well, she didn't try to move, instead she charges right through it. Once she has the position she wanted, she just leans down and thrusts both of her palms into a double palm strike aimed at the gut of her opponent. The Crusader looks really irritated to have been getting hit, but she sort of asked for it.

It's like a shove, but all the power at her palms, really not a pleasant way to hit someone. She stole the look of this attack probably from observing the fight style of Geese, it looks a lot like that, or Hotaru. Her expression one of utter annoyance.

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Gabriel's Strong Punch.

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Gabriel          0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha smiles as he simply leans to the side and out of the way of the double palm strike. And while he makes it look effortless, he has to acknowledge inwardly that there was atleast some effort involved. He doesn't exactly want Gabriel to have a lot of time to recover and so he dives forward with one foot on the ground his torso just slightly past Gabriel as he hooks the heel, the one that isn't on the ground right up at her forehead. "Let's see how you deal with this?"

COMBATSYS: Gabriel dodges Aranha's Change-Up Kick.

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Gabriel          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

"Hmph, I am not so slow." She states and continues to proceed back and farther and and.. She just stays out of reach, this wasn't so much intended to dodge, but to give her space really, she wants some distance. Then her eyes narrow, they really should be blue, but they're green, still cold though. She doesn't attack she just stands there.

"Perhaps you should attempt your assault again, but I assure you the outcome will remain unfavorable." She says in an indifferent voice.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel focuses on her next action.

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Gabriel          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

"As tempting as the offer is, I'm inclined to decline." He spins backward for a moment before back tracking towards one of the temple buildings. He doesn't seem all that inclined towards coming in either. Instead he begins to watch her movements as he begins swaying left and right as his legs alternate between front in rear leg. But he's also singing as he watches her and seems to be more relaxed as he lets the music give him strength, "Laaaa Laaaueeeeee... Laue, laue, laaa laaaaaa"

COMBATSYS: Aranha focuses on his next action.

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Gabriel          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

The crusader shrugs a little, the response was not all that expected, but she isn't going to let it get to her, time to force ahead. She draws back a hand and throws fourth a palm thrust to aim at the nose of her opponent. Something fast, something clear, something particularly unpleasant.

"Repent." she says in a short voice. Nothing pleasasnt like humming.

COMBATSYS: Aranha fails to interrupt Quick Punch from Gabriel with Rasteira.

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Gabriel          0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

It would look like his opponent has his number, not that he minds, really. He tries to time his kick to catch her foot as she moves in to catch him with a palm strike. He brings his foot around to hook it around the back of her foot. This time though he does get caught in the nose and realizing that he had been caught he breaks off his kick to spin away as he tries to ponder his next move. The other benefit is that she got him to shut up again.

But let not Gabriel give up on an advantage, she tries to do a full out roundhouse kick, totally turning around to deliver it heavily to Aranha's side and maybe knock him clear down. The kick, designed it seems to draw in as much pain as possible, she throws herself into it without much mind for defense at the moment.

COMBATSYS: Aranha endures Gabriel's Heavy Kick.

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Gabriel          0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1           Aranha

Aranha, could get out of the way of that attack but he decides not to. He lets the heavy kick land on his side but he doesn't let it be the end of the attack. He sort of smiles at her right before he slips his arm under the kick and then guides it onto his shoulder as he begins to stand up right.

His smile becomes malicious as he runs forward trying to forcing Gabriel to move with him and then when she least expects it, he swings the instep of his foot towards shin of her grounded leg. Normally this move would be done with more finesse but finesse wasn't getting him through this fight.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel blocks Aranha's Change-Up Kick.

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Gabriel          0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1           Aranha

The girl crosses her arms, this time taking the attack with as much as she can without actually taking the pain on a more sensitive spot. Behind the impact of the attack her expression remains guardedly impassive, then she lowers her arms. It still hadn't been quite the effect she wanted, it hurt a bit, but then.. what didn't, not something that powerful.

She clenches her fist. Lets it go. Now what, she wasn't sure how to make the next move.

"It is time I end this." She states, plainly and then tries to pick Aranha and spin him back to the ground, hard.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel successfully hits Aranha with Strong Throw.

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Gabriel          0/-------/--=====|=======\====---\1           Aranha

The probable has failed him for most of this fight so he tries one of the improbable options instead. He tries to get slip out of the Avenging Angel's grasp but he's gripped up and spun hard onto his back where he can contemplate the clouds in the sky. He slowly gets back up to his feet with a low groan. "Man... you're almost as bad as my parents."

He begins to go back into the shifting stance, the ginga but he doesn't stay in it for long. He turns his side towards the blond and touches the ground before snapping his heel at her face. Sure the fans are beginning to clear the area but he's determined to give a good show to those who stay.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel endures Aranha's Short Kick.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0           Aranha

She was almost certain that this wasn't an insult. Being called like his parents, if she was being rather had on him. There is a nod that she gives before she is hammered by the kick. This was just rude! Compliment her and then nail her with a kick? She draws her sword!

"A pity you did not pay them better attention."

She makes a slashing motion with it.

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Gabriel's Random Weapon.

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Gabriel          0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha shifts over to the side as the sword passes over his head as if he was about to go into a cartwheel but he stops it in mid-motion causing it to be held in a handstand before walking on his hands towards the Avenging Angel and smashes his foot on top of her head. "I'll explain later while the cameras aren't around." After the kicks are delivered he does a quick spin and is back onto his feet. Looks like Aranha's a big Lateef Crowder fan.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel endures Aranha's Inverted Flurry.

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Gabriel          1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Aranha

Once again the crusader of light forces her way straight through the attack and then opens with a twisting furry of her own. Yes the foot smashing into her face must of hurt, but her expression doesn't even change, she was expecting it right? Seh was expecting the pain so she goes on, goes through.. and.. and.

"Aiiiy!" she gives a cry to strengthen her resolve as the twisting flight brings her up into the air with a jump before coming back down gracefully.

COMBATSYS: Gabriel successfully hits Aranha with Tenshin Shou.
- Power hit! -

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Gabriel          1/------=/=======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

The spider tries to side-step but Gabriel's movement was too fast and he was just too exhausted to get out of the way and he's caught and sent spinning before he hit the ground with a dull thud. His body twitches for a moment before he slowly gets back to his feet again.

All of a sudden Aranha starts moving alot faster than he probably ought to be moving and that he's glowing blue with shadows trailing him as he runs towards the wall and leaping off of it and then delivering a kick as he comes down.

COMBATSYS: Aranha can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Gabriel with Joker's Wild.

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And then he continues on past her to the next wall and kicks off one wall until he gets up to one of the higher areas and then drops down on top of her with another kick before dropping down into a roll and then he moves to the next wall and then next wall with a series of kicks delivered from high areas and walls and occasionally using the audience as platforms being careful not to hurt them in the process. And then he just ends up falling on top of her and rolls off of her before everything goes black for him.

At this point Gabriel is unable to follow the attack, it isn't the speed, but the general unusual nature in which he moves around her. And bow does he love his kicks. And rolls.. He must be a dancer. She decides this is so, but not before letting out some cries of displeasure at the fact that well . . It hurts!

COMBATSYS: Gabriel has ended the fight here.

Log created on 17:48:46 06/26/2007 by Aranha, and last modified on 10:05:52 06/30/2007.