Neo League 501 - #518: Billy vs Guile

Description: Billy challenges the former second-best in the Neo League to steal away Kurow's spot! But has he bitten off more then he can chew when the commando puts up one hell of a fight? (Winner: Billy)

It seems Billy is finally making his bid for the top of the charts; Having already gnawed at Kurow's ankles with his latest victory, that leaves the next person from the top -- the illustrious commando of Charlie's Angels. Or Vigilantes. Some band of that nature. For no particular reason, this venue is in Europe; One of the more aesthetic portions of a bustling city, with a rather large swathe of area cleared out with milling and interested crowds taking the time to watch the fight. It was personally challenged by the former King of Fighter, who is in the midst of his final stretches in his own corner. His shirtless jacket and bandana look are the 'in', as the cameras shift and begin rolling. "Guile, huh? Well... at least one respectable person made it to the top. Better then some arrogant youngster; Bit of skill can go to a person's head, hrrm?" He stands up straight, twirling about his staff and then wedging it beneath an armpit. "Well... show me what you've got!!"

COMBATSYS: Billy has started a fight here.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Billy takes no action.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|

It's been some time since last the Neo League saw the man who was, until recently, in the second place position. After his first match against Rugal, people expected him to become a solid part of his brother-in-law's League, but it's reached nearly a month since his last fight. In fact it looked like he might well have just disappeared until a challenge aimed directly at him came from the man who recently knocked him out of his second place position; Billy Kane. Turning down a challenge aimed directly for you unless you've got good reasons is always bad sport and that's not Guile's style.
Standing across the makeshift ring in the opposing corner, Guile does a few quick stretches of his legs before straightening up and rolling out his shoulders. "Kurow's got talent, but he's scum. I've got more than enough reason to be happy watching you kick his ass in your last match."
Pulling himself into his fighting position, he's quick to lunge forward at Billy's request, pulling off to the side as he aims to grab the Brit by an arm.

COMBATSYS: Guile has joined the fight here.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0            Guile

COMBATSYS: Billy endures Guile's Quick Throw.

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Billy            0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0            Guile

As his hands grab hold of Billy by the arm, Guile twists about on one heel before hauling him up and sending him flying over his shoulder aimed right for the far corner of the the ring.

"He's a hell of a lot tougher then me at his age, but until he realizes that he's not old enough to truly hit the big leagues, no harm in a little wakeup call..." Billy muses, somewhat halfheartedly. Yet at the sudden approach, he simply tenses himself, eyes narrowing in concentration. The grip for his arm seems almost too easy, shifting forward while similarly arcing back his arm. Kicking off the ground, he inverts immediately; Yet at that moment he snaps out his staff, flashing out as the segments disjoint in a whistle of rasping steel aimed right for Guile's head; This takes place a scarce second after he's airborne, and were it to hit he would retract the weapon in a laugh, amid a sudden flash of consuming fire that would thankfully only last a moment. Landing on his back rather hard thereafter, he immediately rolls up to his feet, resuming an aggressive stance. Showy, if nothing else!

COMBATSYS: Guile endures Billy's Blazing Cane Thrust.

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Billy            0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0            Guile

Even as the strike's just starting to come in, Guile's already rushing in after his opponent, almost ignoring the cane as he moves. Of course, the moment the cane comes into contact with his head, and the flames bathe across the soldier's scalp, it's clear how much it hurt. His forward path is halted as his head gets rocked back, a serious cut forming where it connected with his forehead causing blood to start to trail down his face, but it only slows him for a moment as he shows his mettle by continuing his forward rush, dropping down into a crouch and skidding forward a few feet across the street just as Billy's cane comes back in, blasting forward in a burst of movement as all the pieces are coming together, and then launching his leg out and up as his boot becomes sheathed in chi, swinging up as he tries to take his opponent right in the chin in an impressive somersault motion.

COMBATSYS: Billy blocks Guile's Flash Kick.

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Billy            0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0            Guile

Well, Guile's certainly got a lot of balls, even if he likely didn't get as much of a trade as he desired; The sudden kick is deflected by his raised staff, although it jostles him something awful and skids him backwards a good meter; Gritting his teeth a moment, he attempts to capitalize on the sudden inversion by twirling around his weapon and lancing forward, shooting out the end towards his chest in a three-point shot, as if he were utilizing his weapon like a pool queue. Such maximizes his range more then anything else, but seems to be mainly to back him off after the pressure on his defense. "Not bad!" is offered, although given an almost sadistic gleam in his eye, he has no intent on playing around...

COMBATSYS: Guile blocks Billy's Medium Strike.

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Billy            0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0            Guile

Things are certainly not going quite the way Guile expected them to, and it appears he didn't give Billy nearly enough credit as to his skill. He knew he was good, but not this good. He's learned plenty of times how vulnerable he is coming back down from this manuever, and training's given him a better defense than most would expect in his current position. It barely takes an instant for Guile to see the pole flying in at him, and just as fast one arm flies out to intercept it at a slight angle to help ward off the force of the blow, but it's still enough to send the soldier in his currently airborne position flying back a few feet before he hits the ground in a crouch. Rising up from the ground, his eyes narrow a bit, "You're quite good yourself, I guess I'll have to try harder." In another burst of speed he charges in through the open area, weaving slightly from side to side as he does to keep from being such an obvious target before once more lashing out with both his hands, this time aimed to grab hold of the Brit's staff.

COMBATSYS: Billy fails to interrupt Strong Throw from Guile with Red Lotus Requiem.

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Billy            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0            Guile

As his hands grab hold of the pole, he once more starts to swivel around on his boot heel, hauling Billy up by his own staff and swinging him up and around with all the leverage the pole offers before slamming him down headfirst against the street with enough force to form a significant pot hole.

Although Guile is rushing forward, Billy is in this for the win; He's going to loom on the throne of Neo League, and the man opposite shall be one of his stepping stones! At least, that's the preference. He rushes forward, and begins to sweep up his staff... but Guile catches hold, stopping it dead. Not by much; But enough! Wrenched into the air, he lands hard upon his back, letting out a ‘Woof!' of air. Grimacing in pain, he rolls over immediately, now looking to be significantly more wary. "Well. I'd say you were lucky... but if you didn't have so much balls, you'd of had no chance instead of a slim chance..." He's certainly not in this position due to lack of tenacity, if nothing else! After all, someone able to drop Rugal has to have a fair amount of skill...

It's clear to anybody that Guile has skill, but what's left many people arguing is whether or not this skill is what keeps him winning against the odds or if he's just got incredible luck. The soldier himself isn't likely to be the one to start giving out the cause for his successes.
There's signs of a smile on the stoney facade of Guile's face as he takes a few steps back to admire his handywork. "It's all about taking any advantage you can find and going as far as you can with it. Feel free to catch your breath if you need to." The soldier himself simply stands back, watching and waiting to see what his opponent's next move will be.

COMBATSYS: Guile focuses on his next action.

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Billy            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\0            Guile

Well, one can't have luck without creating the opportunity to capitalize on it, which is likely one thing that Billy can respect where others would merely condemn Guile for such success. He's picked himself up and rubbed blood from his mouth, smacking his lips before grinning wildly. "Don't be thinking you've got a shot... you only staggered me!" With that he rushes forward, suddenly shooting down his staff and trying to catch it behind the commando's ankle – to rush forward thereafter and slam his shoulder into his chest, and floor him in a quick and brutally efficient manner!

COMBATSYS: Billy successfully hits Guile with Quick Throw.

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

There's a significant difference between fighting a person armed with a weapon and fighting an unarmed opponent. In Billy's case, that extra reach the staff affords is plenty enough to throw off Guile's game and leave him out of luck. The staff finds its mark and in mere moment's Guile's slammed down hard on his back, cracking a bit of the pavement beneath him as his wind gets knocked out with a solid grunt. It takes him a moment to pull in another breath, but once he gets it back he rolls back to put a bit more distance between himself and his opponent in an attempt to get range to work in his favor. His arms cock back toward either side, hands bursting with golden chi as they curl into fists. Then, with incredible speed, they fly forward, drawing the chi out into two long slashes until those fists cross in front of the soldier's body, all the chi being pulled into a single, swirling disc that rockets forward toward Billy as Guile bellows out, "SONIC BOOM!"

COMBATSYS: Billy dodges Guile's Sonic Boom.

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

Ah; Guile's signature assault, and a rather effective one at that. Given the speed of the projectile the name is fitting, and Billy isn't going to shatter his guard further. So he takes a risk; And manages to barely hurl himself aside, so close to being struck it burns the shoulder of his jacket. Coming back up thereafter, he seems more bothered then anything by the aesthetic damage to his outfit. "Son of a!!" Yet he then advances forward once more, not losing any ground in raw surprise. And suddenly collapses his staff into three segments, folding them over and gripping them in both hands; This is assuredly not the way his weapon is meant to be utilized, but he flashes it down in an overhead arc, trying to /slam/ it into Guile's head and slam him face-first into the ground. Improvisation, yo!

COMBATSYS: Guile interrupts Random Weapon from Billy with Somersault Strike.

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Billy            0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0            Guile

There's something to be said for practiced precision over spur of the moment methods; that being that with practice comes a natural ease and an ability to utilize a technique in near perfection even when given hardly a moment to react. Even if the Sonic Boom is his more famous manuever, the Flash Kick is certainly the most practiced. This is why as Billy lets his segemented staff swing in wildly, Guile's ready for it, dropped down into a low crouch, he suddenly bursts forward before blasting up into another impressive somersault, his boot is sheathed in golden chi, drawing it out into long slashes as it comes flying up to hit his opponent in the jaw with the first strike, hardly even noticing it as the staff's segments come crashing in against his side except for to grit his teeth in a wince. But that's not the end of it, as he comes back to ground he bursts forward a second time, once more sending his boot flying crashing into his opponent's jaw and then following it up with a third strike before finally coming back to the ground for the last time.

Well, well! Looks like Billy's taken another vicious strike; Losing the range of his weapon turned out to be quite a bane, as the slam into his face could easily prove. Launched into the air a good couple meters only to be impacted twice more, droplets of blood rain down about him as he slams upon the ground, grimacing in pain. But he immediately gets back up, laughing rather merrily. "Man... You're really ringin' my bell! Let's see if I can finish this now, though..." Slipping his stance apart, he then grips the very end of his weapon with both hands, almost as if it were a giant sword. "You ready?"

COMBATSYS: Billy focuses on his next action.

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Billy            0/-------/-======|======-\-------\0            Guile

There's a smirk across Guile's face as he watches Billy, taking a step back for the moment at his opponent's rather obvious intent. "You think I'd want to just rush head first into such an obvious trap? Doing something like that would be as foolish as someone jumping straight at me while I was down on one knee. I'm almost insulted." He starts to turn around for a moment, shaking his head slightly before swivelling on his boot heel and rushing through the open space at top sprint, swerving off toward the side just as he gets into what appears to be Billy's range and then lashing out with a quick jab aimed for the side of the brit's head.

COMBATSYS: Billy counters Strong Punch from Guile with Fire Dragon Pursuit Cane.

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Billy            1/------=/=======|=======\==-----\1            Guile

Of course, this is only quick by some people's definition; By Billy's it's rather slow, as seen by the casual shift of his staff to intercept it, and then heave it aside while in the same motion unleashing a section; There's a cackle as he slams in the segment, flailing on the chain, before whirling around and doing the same with the other side to the vulnerable Guile. Whirling his weapon a final overhead snap of the reassembled weapon finishes the attack, to send him upon the ground. "I was hoping to finish you off in one hit... But if you're going to just GIVE me the win... Well, who am I to argue?"

Perhaps a movement to the otherside would have worked out better for Guile, but it seems likely now that trying to simply throw off his opponent's timing like that wouldn't have been effective no matter the situation. These sorts of thoughts get knocked right out of his head, though, when the first hit connects, knocking the wind right out of him and barely anything has a chance to flow through his head before the final strike sends him crashing harshly against the street, making a serious pot hole. Anyone who thinks the match is over then and there would have those beliefs silenced as Guile manages to push himself back up to his feet, eyes narrowed at they lock onto his opponent, "It's not over yet. I'm not going to go down that easily." In a sudden surge forward, he begins lashing out at his opponent in a frenzy of punches and kicks, all seemingly aimed at random as they try to overtake Billy with sheer volume while coming in at every angle.

COMBATSYS: Billy counters Total Wipeout from Guile with Ifrit Crisis.

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

"So you wanna go down hard, then?" Billy states, more then willing to oblige. And he merely rears back his staff and then /hurls/ it at the advancing figure. The wild motion completely misses, leaving Guile with a cowering form to punch... In theory. In practice, the very moment his first fist touches Billy, he snaps back awake, shrugging it aside harmlessly while unsheathing a /new/ staff from his jacket with brutality, smacking into Guile's chin with hellish force. Yet that is only the start; He begins a vicious onslaught of blows, each one infused with his flaming chi, letting out a long snarl before suddenly whipping his weapon backwards; An impossible number of segments bloom out, whether an illusion or some alien mechanic unknown, before he swings it overhead with explosive force – causing a massive geyser of fire, and one charred crater with a potentially well-done Guile settled in the middle!

With Billy seeming wide open, Guile is caught completely by surprise by the assault, completely unable to get out of the frenzy of seemingly hundreds of staff segments and burning chi. Eat hit striking solid, many tearing cuts across his body, ripping holds in his clothing before he's finally slammed down with ungodly force against the street. At a time like this it would make sense to simply stay down and let it be over, but Guile manages to summon the last of his energy, willing himself back to his feet in silence before lunging out for Billy in one final effort.

COMBATSYS: Guile can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Billy blocks Guile's Dragon Suplex.

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Billy is again surprised by Guile's raw willpower, but manages to this time gather his stance and, after a brief struggle, shoves the man away and stumbles backwards, hefting his staff with full intent to use it if necessary. But it seems that was his final gambit; After a few seconds the fight is called, and Billy relaxes with a sharp exhale. "Whew... Well, that was a lot harder then Kurow!" is admitted, throwing a rather lazy salute likely more insulting then anything towards Guile before turning towards the crowds and thrusting his hands into the air. Given this is his home country, his rather ample fans are more then enthralled by his turnaround victory. "Hey hey hey!" Leaving Guile to his own devices, he rests the shaft of his weapon upon a shoulder and begins to stride away. After this... He's king of the hill!

COMBATSYS: Billy has ended the fight here.

Log created on 15:05:07 10/09/2007 by Billy, and last modified on 06:12:50 10/10/2007.