Neo League 465 - #474: Katana vs Momoko

Description: A battle between Katana and Momoko inside a shrine! Momoko seems to be beating down at the start with little trouble, but it looks like Katana edges himself in half way.. that is, until his luck seems to get the better of him! The battle ends, however, with both hard warriors on the ground! (Draw Match)

Southtown is a rather large Japanese city, and despite its Western inclinations, there are a number of Shinto shrines scattered throughout the city. None is as large as this one in the northwestern part of the city, though most are in much better states of repair.

One possible reason for the mess is the fact that the shrine often serves as a site for organized tests of combat. Today, one such event is to be held here: four broadcast-grade cameras are positioned at strategic locations in front of the large main steps, allowing plenty of open space on the front stone walkway for the combatants to combat!

... One of the combatants seems more than happy to bob about to the beat of a different drummer though. An iPod Shuffle is clipped to her sleeve, headphones dangling from her ears as she dances about to the beat of a Brazilian canto. Her head bobs, her arms sway, her feet shuffle... =all= of her is in motion. Her Western, almost tribal rhythms are a bit of a contrast with the highly traditional Japanese setting, to say the least.

But, at a shrimpy 4'11", the young girl is still =way= more Japanese than her opponent for today.

What could Momoko possibly be talking about?! Her opponent was perhaps the most Japanese of all of the Japan people! Why, perhaps he was the best example of a Japan person! Either way, entering the shrine, a man with heavy armor as well as a pair of WEAPONS climbs the stairs, up to the stone walkway. Jitte being held at his side as the man in sandals, and socks, makes his way to one of the sides of the the walkway. The shrimpy girl would be towered over by the much larger Katana.

And immediately, from behind the mask, Katana can see the girl is more or less going to be moving and grooving in ways that he's going to regret once things start. But as a Samurai, things will comes as they may! Unlike Momoko, he is well suited to the environment. Sandals, Japanese weapons, a ceremonial mask and armor all about him!

"So she will be my opponent? Such a simple task for a Samurai.. with my Japanese might and my strength, she will fall!" He really believes this, completely, and as she continues to dance, Katana brings the weapons up.

" .. Are you even paying attention? How unhonorable.. to show up but focus on other objects.. or do you do this to rile up my fighting spirit! I will show you, and my ancestors, a true warrior! NAAAAAAAAAAANIIIIII!" Yes he just scream what.

Momoko is a bit too into her song to immediately notice her opponent, true. But actions speak louder than words, especially when she's got bass-heavy Brazilian beats goin' on. And even moreso when her opponent's mouth is concealed by an overly huge mask. It's not until he screams that Momoko even realizes she's being addressed. She stops dancing instantly, tilting her head to look up to Katana with a curious smile. She... seems to remember someone like this a while back, but it's been quite some time!

She taps her iPod a few times, dulling the volume so she can pay a bit more attention. ... Considering she totally missed everything he just said, it's probably a good thing. "Oh, hi! Sorry, it is a really good song! But I couldn't find anything to hook my iPod into, and Riki-sensei left the CD at home, so..." She flashes an overexpressed pouty frown at Katana for a moment.

Then she hops backwards, fists raised, her body swaying to that same Brazilian beat. "It's time to fight now, though, right?" She flashes a sunny smile at the OBVIOUSLY Japanese man, bobbing her head. "Let's go!"

COMBATSYS: Momoko has started a fight here.

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Momoko           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Katana has joined the fight here.

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Momoko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Katana

As Momoko finally gives him the attention he so wanted! .. He's a bit dumbfounded, really. The anger drains when it turns out she generally couldn't hear him. All of that and she didn't hear a word! "A good song?... Music has nothing to do with battle!" He's never met Yurika, clearly. "I'm not sure why you would want to pay attention to something beyond combat itself. Especially against an opponent like I, a Shogun!" He proclaims, as she pouts. And STILL listens to that music! Curse her and her infatuation with hot beats and cool rhythms!

But as she hops backwards, fists coming up and her body swaying, the weaponry that Katana carries comes up as well! "Yes, it's time to begin the fight! .. And it looks like I, your opponent, will begin!" He poses once, blades being raised, standing on one foot, and looking square at Momoko!

Before charging towards her. He's massive alright, and while being generally massive helps, it's his skill that does as well! .. Even if his skill is a bit lacking at times. "Kaaaiiiiii noo .. boko!" He launches himself in the air, and leading forwards... a sandal towards the girl! .. In a mock martial arts kick, his weapons even pointing in the same direction.

Either he's serious or seriously mocking her.

COMBATSYS: Katana successfully hits Momoko with Light Kick.

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Momoko           0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Katana

Music has =everything= to do with battle, as far as Momoko's concerned; she gives another little pout in response to Katana's words. "Music is the weapon!" she insists, stamping her little foot. "Music is a conversation between musician and listener, just like a fight is a conversation between two bodies! It's... It's not that different than a duet!" She's not =mad=, just contesting the points she's been given here -- and she wouldn't even do that if it weren't derided as irrelevant.
Momoko never really paid too much attention to martial arts other than Capoeira and Kenpo. She's =aware= of them, sure, but she's not one of those sorts of people who can Name That Style in 2-3 moves! So the mockery is most likely lost on the young girl. Especially since she's a bit too frustrated by Katana's words to really remember that she should be getting out of the way. "Ai!" she howls, forced backwards five steps from the blow dealt to her upper torso, tiny little hands curling up around herself in pain.

The pink dynamo clamps her mouth shut at that -- words are of little use to her now! She's serious! Her head bobs to the music as she finds the lost rhythm in her headphones. Bobbing from one foot to the other, she then leaps forward into a backsault, aiming to slam three aerial kicks right in Katana's grill before flipping back to her feet. "Heyaaaaaa!"

COMBATSYS: Katana fails to interrupt Folha from Momoko with Weapon Jab.

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Momoko           0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0           Katana

As Momoko argues with Katana, perhaps the idea is lost! But perhaps not. At the same time, the pink dynamo is forced back from the kick, Katana landing and bringing the weapons to bear once more. She must have not enjoyed that at all! Hahahah! To Katana, it would be a push over, clearly!

Although he shoots his own foot there rather nicely, because moments later, she regains rhythm.. and leaps forwards into a backsault, three kicks begins slammed towards him! One kick, Katana is tossed back, the next, he brings a jitte backwards, and then the third... the kick slams into his arm and causes him to stagger backwards, Katana launched in the air a bit before he touches down. "Haha... so you have some fight in you!" Even while being assaulted, he was able to move the armor in the way. The damage was lower than it could have been.

"I don't believe you that music has anything to do with combat. Weapons.. are instruments of war! Instruments are just instruments! They aren't of anything! Japanese music may be nice, but such things have kimono's for them, not armor!"

He's not budging!"

"I don't agree with you, sir..." Momoko states, firmly but not angrily. "War brings out one emotion: anger! Music can touch =all= the emotions, can move the soul in ways anger alone can't!" She rocks her shoulders sideways, swaying back to the left, and vaults into a high backflip for demonstration. "Music lets the soul reach way higher!" she announces, arms outstretched to either side as she comes down for a landing.

But it's not just =any= landing -- the girl was actually building up momentum here. Her knees bend, her body flexes, and then suddenly she's launching herself at Katana, twisting into a cartwheel kick as she aims to bring one heel smashing into his face, then the other. Should she land that, she'd shift her weight sharply to the side for an Armada roundhouse kick to the torso, aiming to capitalize as much as she can. "Yaaaaa!"

COMBATSYS: Momoko successfully hits Katana with Change-Up Kick.
- Power hit! -

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Momoko           0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0           Katana

As Momoko backflips for demonstration, and then comes down .. well she launches herself at Katana, and twisting into a cartwheel kick, she slams that one heel into his face, then the other. But he's still trying to get the armor to move into the way. Such things just /don't happen/.

It seems like he should be able to, but in the end, the roundhouse kick to the face slams as hard as he can into Katana. It causes him to launch backwards, slamming against the ground and then running into it as well, his body ripping into the ground.

However, he gets up not too long after that. Looking upon Momoko. "A strong warrior.. INDEED!" Katana exclaims. "And now I am finally in my prime as well.. WATCH! For I will not go easy upon you!" Charging towards the girl, Katana brings both jitte up, his sandals slamming against the stone ground of the temple walkway, before he seems to slide along the ground, a blade rushing straight for her body!

And then, well, the other! "HIYAAA! MEDIUM STRIKE HAI!!"

He just likes yelling out his attacks!

COMBATSYS: Katana successfully hits Momoko with Medium Strike.

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Momoko           0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0           Katana

There wasn't ever any doubt that Katana was in his prime... but Momoko's a bit curious as to why he stopped defending his opinion here. She smiles for a moment upon realizing that his concession may just be tacit acknowledgment! Music is awesome, that's a fact!

Swaying about to her music for a few moments after her kick, she keeps her eyes on her opponent. So he's using weapons now? ... Regrettable, in Momoko's mind, but acceptable! All she has to do is leap up and out of the way of the attacks, and she's home free! ... She doesn't manage to do this, however, and gets a rather serious strike to the thigh for her trouble, the coarse fabric of her baggy cargo-pant leg flopping about as she reels backwards, a nasty gash visible.

But Momoko's resolve remains firm, her fists clenching from the pain as she struggles to remain standing. She will =not= give in to the pain! Lips pursed in determination, she looks back up at Katana defiantly. She's not the type to make fun of his yelling... just wants to make good on her own strikes. And it's with that in mind that the girl leaps forward, glowing with a faint pink energy as she dives into a tumble for the gaijin's legs, aiming to give four swift Psycho-Powered kicks to his shins for the trouble! "Phoenix... ARROW!" He's fought Athena, right? Maybe he recognizes this.

COMBATSYS: Momoko successfully hits Katana with Phoenix Arrow EX.

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Momoko           0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0           Katana

As Momoko is slashes, Katana stays back. Ahahah! Let her come! And well .. she does. And that's when she dives and tumbles and then .. that pink energy slams into his feet, causing him to be knocked down towards the ground. The energy to slam against his feet, causing him to collapse on the ground from the shin kick!

"OOP!" He tried to get in closer, but things.. no! They did not work. Fat conspires against Katana, or perhaps that is his horrible luck! Either way, as Momoko slams her legs into Katana's, he goes down.. but that faint energy seems to burn far less than energy does. He's not going to be mocking it, no-sirreeee. But all the same, the pain is indeed there.

Forcing himself back up... "Mm.. you are .. indeed strong.. but I refuse to give up myself. Now.. you will see the glory of the Shogun!" Rushing towards the woman, who's on the ground, the Samurai brings the blades, reversed, towards Momoko.

"JIGOOOOKUUUU!" He yells out, hands slashing out as he speeds along the ground. Such a thing will cause him to be wide open.. but the pain will be worth it! "SCRAPE!" He yells out, his arms ripping forwards with both jitte, his form sliding along the ground as he intends to make Momoko chicken strips!

COMBATSYS: Momoko blocks Katana's Jigoku Scrape.

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Momoko           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Katana

Chicken strips!? Momoko's no chicken! Sure, she doesn't rush right into the middle of a battlefield, all guns blazing, but she's more than eager to be in harm's way if it means something!

"But... the Shogun lost power..." she starts to say, covering her mouth with a hand. Ooooh, you sneaky Katana, that's more of a distraction for the junior, isn't it? Pursing her lips again,, she shakes her head and prepares for his assault!

She hops backwards at the strike, hinging her injured leg and raising it close to her chest. The side of her thigh takes the brunt of the jitte's swing, knocking her back in midair and causing a fair degree of ouchie! That'll probably bruise later, but for right now it's been dampened enough for Momoko to keep her focus on the battle. ... And the rhythm in her headphones.

"You are fast, Mr. Katana sir, but so am I!" she announces, hopping from one foot to another to keep circulation flowing in her leg. She steps towards him once and snaps a high Armada Mateira roundhouse kick at his face, but it's meant to miss -- instead leaving her an opening for a sudden, abortive jum. That is to say, she's aiming to hop backwards at him, slamming her hip into his torso for a surprise attack. And if she manages that, she'd hop again for another hip rush, and then again for a third. "Hii! Hou! HAAAAAAAA!" Maybe her kiai's don't have dictionary entries, but better that than random half-Japanese cries, right?

COMBATSYS: Katana fails to interrupt Peach Ataque from Momoko with Tengu Walking.

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Momoko           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Katana

As Momoko announces, hopping from one foot to another before she leaps towards him and slams her hip into his side, Katana hops backwards! And then gets hip rushed into the ground, his assault in response unfortunately failing as well. The Shogun is being showed up.. everything he continues to try seems to end in only failure!

But he still picks himself up. "Hah... you have done well to get me where I am... but there is no chance that you will best the Shogun of Mad Gear!" Holding his jitte up once again, holding his stance.

"You will yet be defeated. To even think that I, a shogun, could lose to a girl like you is preposterous!" He doesn't know that she's Athena like. Nor does he know anything about her, really!

But he keeps his stance up, even as his form begins to be beaten farther and farther into the ground!

Shogun of =Mad Gear?= Well, that makes sense. He's obviously not the shogun of Japan, Momoko rationalizes. "That's okay! Momoko will try her hardest to win anyway!" She clutches both fists by her sides, pumping them in defiance. "This is fun!" Never mind that the girl will need to sleep off the wounds for a few days, as her adrenaline won't last *that* much longer...

... In fact, that adrenaline is starting to fade even *now*. Momoko draws in low, shallow breaths, mindful of the pain shooting through her thigh, yet determined to give the cameramen, the officials, and the audience something worth watching. And lunging in to attack the man right now doesn't seem like the best cure. Instead... she smiles. "Ooh, this is my favorite part of the song..." she notes, bubbleheadedly, and... starts =dancing=. Her tiny fists like maracas, her feet shuffling to the beat... it =seems= as if she's totally ignoring Katana again. She's not -- the pink dynamo just needs to keep her body moving for a moment while she figures out what to do next!

COMBATSYS: Momoko focuses on her next action.

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Momoko           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Katana

As the woman begins to /dance/, Katana looks towards her. She begins to dance about, and begins to just ignore Katana.. to assault her would be a good idea! But to be honest, Katana doesn't have the strength to. Not yet. But he will.. oh he will. Pulling himself to his feet completely, Katana begins to steel himself. Whatever the woman has, or could have, he is ready for.

"Fun.. hahaha.. it will certainly not be fun very soon." Spinning the jitte one, he lets himself regain what has been lost.. or at least, regain his senses. The shots he takes over and over have been certainly trouble some. But if he can outlast Momoko, then he will not have to worry at all!

So he takes a breather, but doesn't let his guard down at all. "Hahaha... Dance hen, for my amusement. Things will not be so funny in the end!"

COMBATSYS: Katana gains composure.

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Momoko           0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0           Katana

"... why not?" Why would a fight stop being fun? Momoko's a bit too innocent to have an outpouring of ways for a fight to turn sour, but Katana, or any number of criminal elements in the world, would likely have tons of ways.

None of that really matter at all to the girl though, as she's pretty intent upon giving the audience something to watch! And as fun as it was for her to dance out the capoeira beats, time's a-wasting! Momoko sashays forward, staying in sync to the beat across her headphones. "Is something funny? I didn't hear anything, I didn't..." Momoko notices that Katana seems pretty... motionless for a moment, and notes, "Would you like to hear this once I'm done? I think you'd enjoy it!" That's probably as close as Momoko will get to insulting the guy for standing around and laughing while she's performing! But she's also positioning herself closer -- for a strike! She suddenly twists sharply to the side, dropping low and driving the back of her heel towards Katana's ankle. "Ya!" Should she land with that, she'd spin her hips about, heel-kicking the man's armored shin with her bare foot, and using that as the start for a series of successive kicks, giving the impression of her 'walking' right up Katana! "Ya-ya-ya-ha!" Once her feet are airborne, she'd shift her momentum back down, delivering two smashing backward kicks to the face-guard, before scissoring her legs to either side like a helicopter, kicking him again in the torso. "Hoo-ha-hyaaa!" Should =all= that land, she'd be clear to finally push off the ground, relieving her hands of the burden of her 84-lb weight as she springs to safety. "Haaaaaa!"

COMBATSYS: Katana endures Momoko's Momokonba.

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Momoko           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0           Katana

As Momoko seems to try to get his mind off of what's going on, Katana refuses to! His mind, and body, is being worn down by all of these constant assaults! As she twists to the side and drops low, driving Katana back a bit, and continues to shift the momentum against him.. the flurry of kicks brings much trouble to Katana. "Hah... to think you would believe such a thing would be enough ... to deal with the Shogun!"

As Momoko kicks up and off, Katana rushes towards her. "You will not get off so easy! Come back here!" And he charges towards Momoko. Simply, he wants to see if he can't do much the same to her. "I refuse to let you .. dishonor me so!" What could have possibly dishonored him? She's paying more attention to the music than herself. And at this time, Katana rushes rather quickly towards Momoko.

Leaps into the air ... and then drives the jitte down towards Momoko. If he can catch her with the weaponry, it would be enough. The jitte attempt to slash into her, and holds her limbs.. and the next part won't be enjoyable either. "DAIKKYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

If he could catch her, he'll be running her against the ground. Infact, he'll be slamming her against the stones if he was able, in an attempt to simply have her meet the ground! And the burn may come from the friction. "BURNNIIIIIIIING!"

Afterwards, he'll toss her up, lifting her, to launch her away!

If you know, he could catch her.

COMBATSYS: Katana successfully hits Momoko with Daikyou Burning.

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Momoko           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Katana

Momoko =didn't= think it'd be enough to finish him off, though... like every battle, it takes a pattern of sustained attack in order to bring about victory! ... So his words come as a bit of confusion to Momoko, as she bobs back to safety. Pursing her lips in confusion, she tilts her head to the side. "Did you get hit in the head too hard? You did, you did, right?" Why else would he have just =stood= there for so long?

Surprisingly, the man seems to channel his emotions into an advantage, leaping across towards Momoko. Normally she'd have the advantage for being tiny and nimble, but Katana is, like everything America, HUGE, and is coming down towards her from above. She scrambles to the side, but it's not enough to escape his wrath, and her shoulder is neatly pinned by the jitte. "Itaaaaaaaai!" she howls, not bothering to speak English for once as she's caught in the snare. And then she gets the most hideous case of road rash as she's then dragged across the stones -- burning indeed! It's enough to wear holes in her shirt! ... Mercifully, she finds herself tossed in the air afterwards.

Which just happens to give her a chance to enjoy mimicking Athena just that much more, kicking about in midair to regain control of her flight. She glows with a bright pink energy as she somersaults -- and then *rockets* downwards at Katana like a cannonball, hoping to slam her heels into Katana's armoring and knock him down, while the brilliant pink Psycho Power splashes through and fills him full of happy sleepytime thoughts! "PHOENIX... ARROOOW!"

COMBATSYS: Momoko successfully hits Katana with Phoenix Arrow.
- Power hit! -

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Momoko           1/------=/=======|=======\====---\1           Katana

As Momoko glows bright pink again, what happens as she slams her heels into Katana's armoring is simple. He goes down like a sack of bricks. At LEAST, however, the sack of bricks is a bit better off than a bag of them. Bags aren't as sturdy. The Psycho energy .. doesn't so much bother Katana that badly. It really doesn't.

It's the pain that he gets dragged through combined with the assault.

And as Momoko finally lets go, there is certainly pain. "Hahaha... stood there.. to test you .. and you were WEAK." Katana says, like so many things he does, before he gets up. "My Shogun Spirit.. will see me through .. BUT THE BATTLE IS OVER FOR YOU!" Katana responds, his jitte twirling. "I will see to it!" His muscles are bursting with energy! His body, flying towards Momoko in a rush that makes him almost unstoppable! .. And well, Momoko had already developed a case of road rash!


His jitte raise into the air, slamming down towards Momoko, and this time, far, far faster than they had before. "TEN!" If they get purchase, they slam into her, into the girl, and then with more force than before just run her straight into the ground in a single motion. Charging on the ground, Katana would rip into the girl, trying to imbed her into the stone, perhaps even digging some of it up.

She'll go the entire way on that stone ground to the end, if she can help it!

"CHUU!" And afterwards, Katana would heft her body up in the blades, both jitte twirling as they slash into her in the air, before bringing them to stab into her frame again, and spin with her into the ground .. and off the Temple's road. "SATSU!"

He's beaten.. but not yet actually BEATEN!

COMBATSYS: Momoko blocks Katana's Ten Chuu Satsu.

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Momoko           1/---====/=======|-------\-------\0           Katana

Oh, no! Momoko's failed a test! "... Oh..." she gasps, deflated. "It's over already?"

Luckily, she smiles once she realizes Katana's getting right back to his feet. She thought, by him saying the battle was over, that he couldn't get up any more!

But luckily, she's become a bit wise to the jitte-wielder, and when his blades come close to strike... the girl has dropped onto the ground, bracing her knees and shins over top of herself. Sure, he can grab both... but she uses her legs as a buffer, to dampen the force with which she can be bulldozed into the stone as she's dragged along for ever how long he plans to do that. It still hurts like =crazy= -- to listen to the girl's yelping over the midst of the horrible sounds the motion makes -- but clearly not as much as it =could=.

But when her body's lifted up into the air, the nimble girl chooses that time to push off suddenly with her feet, breaking free of the grapple, somersaulting free and landing on the boundary wall separating the shrine from the street, smiling placidly despite the quite formidable pain shooting throughout her system.

It's only for a fight like this that the girl can muster up as much Psycho Power as she has in her hands before her now. The light cascades off her cheeks, illuminating her features as she rises to her feet, upon the wall, a bowling-ball-sized mass of pink energy coalescing about in her partly-extended palms. "I'm only weak if I give up before my time, Mr. Katana, sir!" Smiling brightly, she extends her hands fully, squinting one eye shut from the sudden flare-up that follows. "ES-PEERRRRRRRR!" she shouts, that simple bowling-ball of Psycho Power growing exponentially in size, not just in a spherical shape, but into a tremendously powerful spear, rushing out to impale Katana with its overwhelming psychic energy!

COMBATSYS: Momoko successfully hits Katana with Esper.

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Momoko           0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Katana

As Momoko creates a giant psycho power blast, light illuminating around everything, and as well, a flare up of energy. As the simple bowling ball gets Katana's attention, he notices something. And goes to leap over it.

But then it grows HUGE.

In response, it flares up as shoe shouts. The energy causes Katana to be launched upwards! And then fall back into the bowling ball of pyshco energy .. and then it sort of changes into a spear before he lands and seems to slam through him and his armor.

But up on his feet, Katana looks towards Momoko. "Hahha.. so you eventually bested me .. BUT I WILL NOT ALLOW .. such an assault like that woman I met before .. to have their smaller member .. BEAT ME!"

And with the last of his strength, Katana launches himself towards Momoko once again. His jitte up, that projectile only seems to slow him down somewhat. He doesn't plan on stopping though. He plans on working through the pain, and then ripin into her one more time.

The Jitte are launched forwards. "FINAL STRIKE!" He announces for the cast to hear. "JIGOKU!" She'll remember this alright.

"SCRAPE!" His feet seem to slide against the ground and bring up the blades towards her form. "I will see it .. that you fall!" A single thrust of his body, followed by the blade rushing forwards as well.. It might just be enough!

And then he collapses afterwards. His energy spent and his body .. well pretty charred from the psycho energy. But he prefers that tingly feeling instead of the normal blast he gets from chi. Even if he just DOESN'T UNDERSTAND.

COMBATSYS: Katana can no longer fight.

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Momoko           0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Katana successfully hits Momoko with Jigoku Scrape.

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Momoko hops down from the boundary wall after her attack lands. Woozy from the sudden expenditure, she steps from one foot to the other, clearly spent from the battle. She hears his remark about not losing -- and smiles brightly. "Good! Give me everything you've got!" She smiles eagerly, keeping her eyes on her opponent. It's simple, right? Just leap out of the way of the charging bull and let him slam into the wall by himself. Just jump.

It's about then that her injury from earlier in the fight starts complaining the loudest. She starts to jump, but her leg falters, causing her to simply hop instead. That won't cut it, but the jitte-swing will, as she gets caught in the sweeping blow, her small body nothing compared to the might of the Mad Gear Shogun's smash. She flies into the boundary wall at great speed, putting another series of spiderwebbing cracks in the surface before falling forward, nearly unconscious as her hands feebly catch her fall.

Panting heavily, she addresses Katana, and the cameras, with a smile. "Don't give in... till you can't hear the music..." she says, before her eyes lid a bit more heavily. She's still... awake. Mostly. But she does pant rather heavily just the same: getting up just is NOT an option at this point.

This would be where the officials butt in and announce the tie, but Momoko stopped paying attention to those guys months ago!

But Katana was right in at least one thing -- he wouldn't allow Momoko to beat him!

COMBATSYS: Momoko takes no action.

COMBATSYS: Momoko can no longer fight.

Log created on 14:05:00 09/09/2007 by Katana, and last modified on 06:08:22 09/10/2007.