Neo League 476 - #487: Maki vs Guile

Description: Maki and Guile find themselves in a rematch, this time far away from the riot-ready Metro City and in the middle of Kenya. Will this be another rematch of Guile thoroughly dominating or shall the tables be turned as Guile's trouble with ninjas comes back to haunt him? (Winner: Guile)

There's a Neo League fight happening in Kenya! In beautiful Kenya, home of animals like lions, leopards, buffaloes, and elephants, where the weather is very beautiful for those who like hot climates. It's truly a sight to see if you enjoy wildlife and exotic places. But who would've thought that there'd be a Neo League fight hosted here?

Apparently, the Masters League has gotten the go-ahead from the Kenyan government to host a Neo League match in a careful spot away from wildlife but easy enough for people to get to. And surprsingly, there are a good number of spectators showing up, buying refreshments and sitting in the grass getting ready for the show. (Yes, the grass, this is Africa where you can enjoy the beautiful feel of the Earth!)

The ring has been set up and already one of the fighters has taken her spot in the ring. Her name is given by the announcer as he says, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today's Neo League Match! First up, from Metro City, the official ninja of Metro City, Maki Genryusai!" The locals start cheering as Maki waves to the others.

With his opponent being introduced, Guile takes it as his cue to duck through the ropes into the opposite corner of the ring just as the announcer starts his own introduction. "And her opponent, one of America's greatest heroes, the supersonic man with the hair, Guile..." The announcer flubs a bit at the smudged cue card obscuring part of the man's name, but his frown is quickly replaced with a smile as he tries to play it off like nothing happened.
Guile takes a moment wave out toward the crowd, bringing out another set of cheers, before he walks up toward the center of the ring to greet his opponent. "I hope things go better for you this time around. Or at least pray the audience doesn't want to throw things at me." He gives a quick smile after making his little joke.

"That was not what I intended to see happen, trust me on that one," Maki says shaking her head. "I went on Metro News Network and openly condemned all of the people at the fight for what they did. It was truly despicable and I'm glad we're in a different locale for a change." A smile as she looks up at Guile. "But either way, I look forward to taking you on again!" With that, she gets into her fighting stance and awaits the start of the round.

COMBATSYS: Maki has started a fight here.

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"I don't blame them too much for getting upset, things didn't go well for you at all. It's just strange in a fight where they aren't billing one of the people as the 'bad guy.'" Guile starts to pull himself into his fighting stance, shifting to the sides a few times to get a quick warm up, "At least if this group gets angry they're a smaller crowd." Opening greetings done, it's time to get things started. Guile darts in toward Maki and lashes out with a quick kick aimed right for the stomach.

COMBATSYS: Guile has joined the fight here.

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Guile            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Guile's Light Kick.

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Guile            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

As soon as the bell rings, the chat is over and it's time to fight. That's why Maki immediately shifts into her fighting state of mind as soon as she hears the bell, awaiting the first strike from her opponent. And when Guile comes at her with that kick, her defensive instincts kick in.

Her guard drops to protect her stomach, meaning that majority of the blow is absorbed through her arms. A small portion of the attack is still felt, but better than what could've happened. Without missing a beat, Maki swings her tonfa in a horizontal strike towards Guile's head.

COMBATSYS: Guile just-defends Maki's Medium Strike!

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Guile            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

Even as Maki's just starting to launch her counter offensive, Guile's already moving to head it off. He kicks off to the side and pulls his arm up into the path of the tonfa, sending him flying off toward the side without doing an ounce of damage to the soldier, not even on his forearm.
Not wanting to give Maki enough time to recover, Guile continues his motions to bring himself behind her before lunging forward, attempting to ensnare her around the waist and haul her up onto his shoulder.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Guile's Backbreaker.

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Guile            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

His intent may not have been to give Maki enough time to recover, but apparently he didn't judge Maki's recovery time very well. Because just as Guile goes to grab Maki around the waist, Maki hops to the side quickly, meaning that Guile ends up grabbing nothing but air.

Speaking of air, that's where Maki's going next as she backflips onto the ropes, and then rebounds off of them flying directly at Guile with an immense flying kick headed right for him!

COMBATSYS: Guile blocks Maki's Hassou Kyaku.

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Guile            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Maki

The instant it becomes apparent to Guile that Maki's out of his reach, he pulls himself back up into his stance and twists around until he's once more got her in his sights. His arms fly up in front of him to intercept the blow on a cross, this time actually getting hit hard enough that it might well leave a bruise for later.
Bruised arm or no, the Vigilante isn't going to just stand around. The instant Maki comes back to the ground he rushes forward, cocking back his arm down by his side and then sending it flying forward, once more aiming right for her belly, this time with a lot more force.

COMBATSYS: Guile successfully hits Maki with Strong Punch.

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Guile            0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0             Maki

The stomach is a sensitive spot, and where a lot of fighters train to endure attacks to. Maki knows this all too well, and when she sees the punch coming for her, she braces herself for the impact. Yet, something goes wrong and she ends up getting hit, sending her staggering backwards a little and causing her to lose her breath for a moment. When she regains her stance she looks up at her opponent once again. Mentally, she realizes she may have done something wrong, and takes a moment to consider a new plan of action.

COMBATSYS: Maki focuses on her next action.

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Guile            0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0             Maki

Following his punch, Guile once more draws back into his fighting stance, watching Maki for the moment until it becomes quite apparent that the hit took her hard enough that she won't be coming right for him, and he takes it as a good time to try to push his offensive. The soldier's arms cock back toward either side before his hands curling into fists and burst with yellow chi tinged with a hint of blue. They come flying forward, drawing out the chi into long slashes through the air on either side until his hands cross in front of him, pulling all the energy together into single whirling disk that launches in at Maki as Guile bellows out, "SONIC BOOM!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Guile's Sonic Boom.

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Guile            0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0             Maki

Here comes Guile's signature attack. Aimed right at Maki no less. And here's Maki's response: She avoids it using a sideways jump to the left. The boom ends up passing by harmlessly, leaving Maki ready for her next action.

Shaking her head at Guile, Maki jumps into the air and aims directly at him with a flying kick.

COMBATSYS: Guile endures Maki's Light Kick.

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Guile            0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0             Maki

The look on Guile's face turns toward a more serious frown as his trademark move goes flying right past its intended target... and it's target comes flying right in at him. His stance widens a bit as his guard drops, the kick striking full forward into his chest and managing to rock him backward slightly. But Guile was ready for it and in a flash his arms dart forward, hands attempting to grab hold of Maki by the very same leg she used to collide with his chest before she can hit the ground.

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Guile's Quick Throw.

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Guile            0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0             Maki

A very nice effort on Guile's behalf, but you can't throw what you can't catch. As soon as Guile's got his hands thrusting toward's Maki's leg, she's already rolled to the side and avoided the attempt. Without missing a beat, she props herself up on the tip of her tonfa and then begins to spin around rapidly like a whirlwind!

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Guile with Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.

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Guile            0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0             Maki

The ninja's movements are definately faster than the last time they faced off, leaving Guile at a bit of a loss as once more she slips through his grasp. This time, unfortunately, he doesn't quite have the speed to recover before the tornado style kick slams right into him, knocking him back stumbling a few feet before he can recover, his teeth gritted in a grimmace. With his offensive halted, the soldier decides to pull back a bit more and starts to circle his opponent, trying to get the feel for her motions.

COMBATSYS: Guile focuses on his next action.

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Guile            0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0             Maki

Seems that her signature attack helped her get an advantage in the match, but Maki's not one to let herself get arrogant. Guile's probably got something else up his sleeve, which is why one can't take any chances right now. It's important to analyze the situation and play the right card, or else you'll get trumped.

Which is why Maki has decided the best card to play for now is the one where she rushes at Guile and attempts to deliver a trio of tonfa strikes, first swift, then moderate, and finally strong, and finish it off with a kick.

COMBATSYS: Guile interrupts Kyou De Wazaga Hassei from Maki with Flash Kick.

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Guile            0/-------/=======|=======\===----\1             Maki

A faint hint of a smirk crosses Guile's face as Maki starts in at him, dropping down into a one kneed crouch. This move hasn't exactly been going as well for him lately as it usually does, but without anybody around to shout out what he's about to do and distract him, it's a clean shot. As Maki's first tonfa strike comes flying in, he blasts forward, extending his leg all the way as his boot sheathes in brilliant energy and starts a somersault motion, bringing his boot solidly up into Maki's stomach before he comes back down into a crouch right where he started.

Maki is sent flying across the ring and into the ropes at the opposite end, rebounding off of them and landing in a prone position. The referee rushes over and begins to count, "1... 2... 3... 4..." But at that moment, Maki pushes up onto her feet and looks around. The referee checks her out before stepping back to let the fight resume.

Maki doesn't say anything really, instead she steps back a little and proceeds to attempt to catch her breath. Apparently that Flash Kick did a real number on her.

COMBATSYS: Maki gains composure.

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Guile            0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1             Maki

He's finally getting back into the swing of the match, so Guile has no intention of just letting his advantage vanish on him at a time like this; it's a fight, and letting your opponent catch their breath is usually a terribly stupid idea. Once more he finds himself rushing forward through the empty space between himself and his opponent, this time letting his fist fly in right for the side of her head.

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Guile's Quick Punch.

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Guile            0/-------/=======|=======\===----\1             Maki

Even if she is in a weakened state, Maki's not going to let Guile get the best of her that easily. He can keep at it all he wants to, but Maki's going to keep at it untill one of the two has been declared knocked out. Preferably Guile. But that won't happen unless Maki keeps her wits about her.

Anyway, back to the match. Maki blocks the punch swiftly, and barely recoils as a result. Without waiting for a response from her opponent, Maki simply takes it upon herself to swing her tonfa directly at Guile in an upward striking motion.

COMBATSYS: Guile blocks Maki's Medium Strike.

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Guile            1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1             Maki

Even as his right arm comes cocking back after being intercepted, the soldier's other arm is moving down and crossing itself in front of him to ward off the tonfa before it can come into contact with anything important, letting it slide down his forearm up to his elbow and off to the side.
Hopefully this leaves Guile with a bit more of a solid opening as he quickly lunges out with both arms, this time trying to take hold of the ninja by one of her arms.

COMBATSYS: Guile successfully hits Maki with Quick Throw.

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Guile            1/------=/=======|=======\======-\1             Maki

As his hands wrap around Maki's forearm, he twists around on one heel before hauling her up across his shoulder and then flinging her on toward the other side of the net, giving himself plenty of open space.

There's taking up arms against someone, and then there's taking up someone's arms! Unfortunately, the latter is the case with Maki as she attempts to move out of Guile's way, but ends up getting grabbed by the arm she thought he wasn't going after. As a result, she's flung across the ring and lands, upside down, against a turnbuckle. It takes her a moment to get back up, since first she has to fall flat on her stomach again and then push up again, this time making it up at the count of seven.

"Did somebody get the number of that train?" Maki whispers to herself as she tries to get her vision to stop blurring. In desperation, she leans back against the turnbuckle, wiping the blood from her face as she struggles to regain her will to fight.

COMBATSYS: Maki drops her guard to recover.

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Guile            1/------=/=======|=======\======-\1             Maki

With her guard wide open, Guile's got a wide avenue and intends to use it. "You should know better than to drop your guard right in the middle of a fight!" Once more he finds himself dashing through the open space between himself and his opponent, kicking up into the air halfway across the open area and extending his leg the full distance, aiming to plant his boot right into her face and send her out of the ring.

COMBATSYS: Maki endures Guile's Heavy Kick.

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Guile            1/-----==/=======|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Maki

As Maki begins to recover, she sees the incoming attack and realizes there's nothing she can do to avoid it. Doing the next best thing, she braces herself for the impact, which should help, but it doesn't do too much good for her. She's sent backwards, but doesn't fall out of the ring just yet.

She's on the last ropes (no pun intended) but before she goes down, a sudden burst of energy comes from her, and she dashes toward Guile to deliver an insanely fast combo of tonfa strikes and kicks!

COMBATSYS: Maki can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Guile just-defends Maki's Bushin Gou Rai Ha!

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But it's no use, since once all is said and done, Maki drops to the ground, and she's counted out...

Having just kicked the wits out of his opponent, he flips back after the assault, ready for whatever comes next, his arms and legs flying up and intercepting each blow with perfect precision, letting them roll off toward the side as he pulls back from each strike, not a single one of them even hitting long enough to grant what might eventually be a bruise.
As Maki drops to the ground, Guile simply steps back, waiting for the final countdown quite patiently, but it's obvious that the match is over. As the referee calls in his favor, he turns to wave to the cheering audience, small though it is, before reaching down and offering a hand to his downed opponent to help her up.

Maki accepts the help up and gives Guile a weak but firm handshake. "A very good fight," She says, smiling a little. "You put up a good fight indeed." She is then helped away by medical staff who feel it's important to give her a good tending to. But as she's led away, she turns and gives a thumbs up to Guile.

Log created on 19:51:01 09/18/2007 by Guile, and last modified on 06:19:08 09/19/2007.