Neo League 501 - #519: Drake vs Katana

Description: A Fight between Drake and Katana in Metro City - DEFENDER OF JUSTICE vs GANG LEADER - GO! It turns out to be a close shave. (Winner: Katana)


Oh and barrels with full cooked meals in them, but we don't talk about the MEAT fairy. Such a thing wouldn't be the best of things. Not with what glorious meat they shower upon us. Currently, Metro City is in a state of flux with gangs. The Mad Gear Gang, the prominent one, is getting shifted around due to the Hellraisers, as well as the amount of people going around to finally take CARE of the gangs.

Something must be done. And that something, this time, happens to be a fight between Katana and Drake. Katana had challenged Drake, specifically, because he was one o be known, from fans and the like, that he was within the area. AND OF HIS GOALS. So Katana would show him up, as well as beat him into a bloody pulp to show that none mess with the Mad Gear Gang!

And Katana, within the middle of Metro square, unsheathes both wakizashi, standing on his side of the square, on one single leg as he poses towards the other side.

"For you, an outside, to get involved in the affairs of Metro City and the Mad Gear Gang .. you are interrupting what should be a simple victory. The Hellraisers, as well as you, WILL BE DEFEATED WITH MY MIGHT!" Katana puts both feet on the ground, the mask staring out towards the other side, Katana thrusting a sword to point at the opposition. "And it will be your hide that I shall carve my message in, The Shogun of Mad Gear, as well as his everlasting spirit! HYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!" He spins his blades. YES. HE SPINS HIS BLADES.

But magically, they don't fly off.

This time.

A challenge to Neo League! RIght here in Metro City. How convenient is that? Drake's all trying to get more known to the Neo Leaguers to boost his career, and he's getting challenges again already.

Isn't that somethin'?

But the challenger is a bit... quirky. And now, what with this display, the purpose of the challenge is clear. Drake - or Domino, as most would know him at this point - regards Katana with a steely, unhumored gaze. Index finger thrusts out to point at his challenger, rather dramatically. "You don't know who you're dealing with, obviously! I'm Domino, leader of the Shooting Stars, and you'n your gang's history!" Never one for subtlety in a fight. But hey, he's a professional wrestler. They can get like this.

Domino assumes his stance thusly, left foot shifting forward with his weight balancing more on his right leg in a shallow backstance. His right hand chambers at chest level, fingers splayed at the ready for a grapple, and his left hand is angled down before his body as if prepared to deflect blows. "I'm about to run right through you, kabuki wannabe."

COMBATSYS: Katana has started a fight here.

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Katana           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Drake has joined the fight here.

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Drake            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Katana

It looks like while Katana acts 'serious', he's clearly not serious enough for some of the pretty boys within the competition. Most people have said, simply, that Katana is a very very odd man. And that they are more or less confused as to how effective he is, actually, in combat.

But it looks like Drake isn't believing the mockery. As he mentions who he is, explaining the gang is history, Katana responds with a simple few choice words. "I .... WILL NOT HAVE IT!" Blades clash together as he finishes his cry outwards, and holds them up. Katana is loud. And Japanese. REALLY.

But as Domino assumes his stance, foot shifting forwards and moving his leg in a shallow backstance, Katana doesn't do any of that. He's a warrior.


And charging forth, Sandals hitting the ground about the crowd that gathered, with Camera, for Neo League, Katana doesn't waste any time. "In me burns the spirit of the Japanese! And in my hands, the blades of Japanese as well!" As he charges forth, almost blindly, he slams forth both wakizashi, a quick, powerful sweep towards Drake, the blades thrust forth before being sliced outwards.

Might be good to avoid!

COMBATSYS: Drake dodges Katana's Fierce Strike.

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Drake            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Katana

Obsidian eyebrow quirks.

"You don't -sound- Japanese...," Domino remarks, albeit unlikely to be heard, what with the whooping assailant bearing down on him. But the blades are more definitely noted. He hates those. Man, do they ever annoy him. This is why he always takes extra special precaution against those who wield them. The benefit to setting in a backstance is reactive, apparently. As Katana nears him, Domino actually drops back and tumbles beneath the flashing blades, backrolling to end on his feet once more - and behind his attacker. And once in place, Domino hops up and attempts to lock his hands around Katana's jaw (even if just on the mask), and he tries to drag him down backwards, knees planting into his back. The impact of hitting the ground would effectively crack the shogun's back over Domino's upturned knees in a spinebuster.

COMBATSYS: Drake successfully hits Katana with Medium Throw.

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Drake            0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0           Katana

As Katana is grasped by thye man, before he's dragged backwards, his body slamming into the ground as he's turned into the ground. Slamming it hard, Katana rebounds, however, after slamming hard to the ground. The pain was rather real, but it's not like Katana would ever give up. I quick rolling and he was away.

Rising to his feet again, the wakizashi are brought forwards. "And you do not sound much like a warrior!" He speaks, before the blades are brought to bear once more, rushing forwards, towards Drake, with his wakizashi now slamming towards the man, a bladed strike towards his body.

And then another, from the other edge! "HYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!" He cries out as he erupts towards Drake. He would not simply rely upon simple tricks.. no.. he would rely on PURE FORCE!

COMBATSYS: Katana successfully hits Drake with Medium Strike.

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Drake            0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Katana

After Katana rebounds from the hit, Domino kips back up to his feet as if on a trampoline. Sproing. And he's set right back into his stance. "You heard that?"

A little surprising.

And that bit of surprise really makes him pay. The cuts land, gashing at the model and staggering him back a few steps. First blood. Well.. blood of any kind from Domino really irks him. Teeth grit, eyes narrow, and he's rushing in towards him again. "I don't even think you're Japanese!" And with that bit of antagonism, he makes a grab for Katana's shoulder with his left hand, and his leg with the right to benchpress him over his head. It's.. very brief though. The man weighs a fair amount, is rather huge, and adrenaline will amount only for so much. Nevertheless, Domino turns to attempt chucking him back down to the ground hard if he catches him up.

COMBATSYS: Katana fails to counter Strong Throw from Drake with Random Weapon.

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Drake            0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0           Katana

As Drake rushes forwards, Katana responds by trying to slide out a jitte to catch drake's hand. But the response is clearly not as planned. As he grabs for Katana's shoulder with his left hand, and then bench presses his hand before Domino chucks him hard to the ground. Even though, Katana raises to his feet. "I heard nothing but the sound of a weak spirit, and a man who is dependant on others to feel for themselves." It's clearly hurting him, but he would not give up. Far from it.

And back he stands, facing towards Drake. He would still show the man. Clearly. Time had not caught up with him yet. But it may be harder with the state he is in. Then again, Katana never gives up. "YOU DARE MOCK THE SHOGUN ... YOU WILL FALL!"

Domino, still bleeding, narrows his eyes again on his opponent. "From where I'm standing, you've been kissing the concrete enough for the both of us," he jibes.

But then Domino is dashing in yet again, body hunkered close to the ground. Except the moment he enters striking range, he suddenly rears back onto his right leg, hands chambering at his sides, gathering energy. Then he's suddenly dropping forward onto his left leg in a deep frontal stance, the hands rocketing out to collide with Katana's midsection soundly in a double palmheel strike. The moment the arms are extended fully, the vigilante's hands ignite in a sharp, dazzling explosion of concussive white energy.

COMBATSYS: Katana counters Whiteout from Drake with Shiraha Catch.

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Drake            0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0           Katana

But then, Domino has let the Shogun's ability to be beaten into a bloody pulp early on get to his head. And Katana will show Drake just why such a thing isn't always the best response. "I have kissed this land many times protecting it from those who wish to harm it. I would gladly many more times. METRO CITY BELONGS TO THE MAD GEAR GANG!"

And that's when Drake hunkers close to the ground, rearing back .. and then gathering energy. Katana's eyes focus on this. He sees the energy. He reacts faster than he may expect.

Katana would not be taken lightly. And when the double palmheel strike extends, both of Katana's arms grab the other mans, the younger one's, and rip him from his strike, off the ground. "You .. will understand THE MIGHT OF THE SHOGUN!" With that, Katana rips Drake around, whipping his arms in an uncomfortable stance, before slamming him against the ground and tossing him outwards, to eat ground.

"You .. will ... SEE. Those who doubt the Shogun, will only experience pain! AS WILL THOSE WHO INTERFERE WITH MAD GEAR!"

That's certainly a surprise. Didn't see it coming. Domino was certain his target was completely open and vulnerable to hit! But no. He's grabbed right up off the ground, ripped about, slammed with a yelp, then tossed aside like a ragdoll to skid upside-down a foot or so.

Even still, when it stops, the vigilante for justice pushes himself back up to his feet. He's no longer looking all perky and fresh, though - stance is a little slouched, breathing a little more labored. "Gangs aren't anything more than a bunch'a cowards," growls Domino. "Look at you. Hiding behind a mask, even!"

And again, the model rushes for Katana. This time, however, he drops down to slide across the ground feet-first, which suddenly snap out to scissor around Katana's legs. If caught, he twists aside to trip him over and ideally smash his face against the ground. Or mask. Whatever.

COMBATSYS: Drake successfully hits Katana with Fast Throw.
- Power hit! -

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Drake            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Katana

As Drake pushes himself up to his feet, Katana points his blades towards him .. and then when he insults the gangs, Katana cannot take it. THE RAGE GETS TO HIS HEAD. "You ... YOU CALL ME A COWARD!? The Mask ... IS A CEREMONIAL MASK! The Mad Gear Gang has existed, and fought for this right to exist .. you go around to assault whomever you please, and then call us cowards when we have taken the task to show ourselves through constant violence and survival.. yet you come in to claim you are better."

And that's when Katana's legs are scissored, and he's not just twisted against the ground, but smashed RATHER HARD against the ground. And that's when Katana rebounds to smash again. The pain is decent, but far from extremely painful.

"Hah ... Hah .. Now .. YOU WILL TASTE MY TRUE POWER!" Katana yells out, wakizashi extending outwards as he already charges towards Drake. "DAIKYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!" He cries, slamming the blades towards his body, attempting to catch him, slam him to the ground, and then run him against Metro City's earth, before launching him upwards, and behind him, to crash to the ground.


COMBATSYS: Drake dodges Katana's Daikyou Burning.

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Drake            0/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0           Katana

Once his opponent has had another taste of the ground, Domino backrolls to his feet again, immediately in his stance once more. The attack that comes is... angry, obviously. That might have inhibited the deliverance of the strike - or it's simply that Domino moves much faster than this guy's really used to. The initial strike is dodged by twisting aside to evade the blades. The moment they're drawn back, Domino attempts to hook his left arm over (or around that area - he's tall!) Katana's right shoulder, and his right arm attempts to hook Katana's left leg. If caught, the wrestler hops into the air and curls into a double backflip with his prey before slamming down against the concrete atop him in a powerslam.

Which Domino immediately sets to backroll again to get off of him and gain a little distance.

COMBATSYS: Katana fails to counter Solar Eclipse from Drake with Shiraha Catch.

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

As Domino flips Katana over, slamming him into the ground, Katana is powerslammed into the ground, his body staying there even as he tries to grab for the leg. Rising again, Katana just doesn't want to give up, however, and instead pulls himself up to face Drake. He says nothing, and stands, looking upon the warrior as he keeps the wakizashi outwards.

He would just wait again to strike him. That would be it.

Katana would not simply do what was expected anymore. And Drake may just learn that is the reason why Katana is dangerous.

Or his face will eat ground.

And having assumed his stance again, Domino eyes his opponent warily. Seems he's fallen silent. Domino's usually taken to silence, himself, in the heat of battle. That's a part of his Dark Side. But villainy must be commented on when in a fight. It's the heroic thing to do, isn't it? ISN'T IT?

Of course it is. But Domino feels he's made his point. At least vocally, anyway. And that bleeding he's doing... it's really distracting him. But for now, he pushes it out of his mind. He starts towards Katana again, and suddenly hops into the air and twists over, aiming an aerial spinning sidekick for the tall man's midsection with the right leg. This will hopefully get Katana to double over, or even just stumble off-balance, as Domino is quick to grab him and attempt to hoist him up onto his shoulders. Any fan of professional wrestling should be able to identify this position: it's about to be a powerbomb. With him perched there, Domino rushes forward and hops into the air, only to fall forward and slam Katana's back against the concrete.

COMBATSYS: Drake successfully hits Katana with Combo Throw.

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Drake            1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Katana

As Drake slams Katana with his foot, Katana stumbles alright, and that's about when he rushes up, slamming into the ground with a powerbomb. Katana hits hard, but through the armor, he still rises again. It's not Haggar, but it will do. And Katana rises to his feet once again, when he does, and walks backwards.

Otherwise, he drops down, looking towards Drake, and extends his wakizashi. "I will show you the might of the Shogun.. if you dare strike again." The mask, his body, and generally everything looks pretty bad. But Katana's Katana.

He'll give up when you make him unconcious. And that's not always a hard task to do.

COMBATSYS: Katana focuses on his next action.

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Drake            1/-------/=======|=======\=------\1           Katana

"I'll keep striking as long as the Mad Gear Gang terrorizes Metro," replies Domino, amethyst eyes narrowing.

Goaded as he is, and fully expecting Katana to attempt lashing out at him, Domino dashes in anyway. As he closes in, he springs into the air, twisting in an upside-down pirouette to hopefully land safely behind his opponent. And if successful, his arms hook under Katana's arms, and his hands link together behind Katana's neck to begin applying pressure to the neck and pull the shoulders back. A sleeper hold, meant to cut off airflow and weaken a target. Maybe it'll be enough to finish the man off. Maybe.

COMBATSYS: Katana interrupts Fast Throw from Drake with Meido no Miyage.

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

As Drake slams forwards, his arms hooking under Katana's arms and hands link behind his neck, he begins to try the SLEEPERHOLD. But Katana just wouldn't have it. Not with what he planned. "Then you are a part of Metro City that needs to be rended!" With his Wakizashi, he slams, or tires, to elbow him backwards, in which Katana would immediately burst into action, hands striking forwards with the wakizashi in a rush that would hopefully catch. Drake.

And he does. "MEEEEEEEEIDO!" He cries, the first trying to scrape Drake off of him, but not before most air has left him. "NO!" He cries again, the other blade rushing forth in a heavy thrust towards Drake, attempting to rip him off of the Shogun and then straight into the air, strike full of power after strike.

"MIIIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEEEE!" He'll leap into the air after Drake, and then slam both wakizashi's into Drake's form, to slam him heavily to the ground with more than just paper cuts. He would land .. but he would not look too good.

Well, it looks like things are working pretty well for Domino. He's got the hold on him, and-.. wait. What? "Ouf!"

The elbow jostles Domino off, then come the strikes. He's airborne with a yelp, then sent kareening back to the ground with another pained cry at the second hit. When he hits the ground this time? He's motionless for a few seconds, supine and bleeding badly.

Eyes are shut.. but the corners twitch. Fingertips then twitch. And suddenly, those amethyst eyes flash open and fixate on Katana. In an instantly, Domino is not only off the ground, but he's in the air, body twisting over to launch his right knee over to strike Katana's head, following up with a vertical kick from his left foot in a full butterfly kick. This should bear enough impact to launch Katana into the air, along with Drake who's still on the rise. And at the peak of their height, Domino twists over once again to strike with the knee and thrust with the other foot, this time to launch Katana away from him.

And following the hit, Domino will land in a crouch, back turned to Katana, eyes narrowed, breath heavy.

COMBATSYS: Katana counters Lunar Eclipse from Drake with Shiraha Catch.

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

Sometimes, things don't work out that well. As Domino's on the ground, twitching, Katana waits for him. Domino is off the ground, in the air, his body twisting over and launching his right knee towards Katana. With the force that Drake is launching at him, Katana knows he would fall.

But these final moments in the battle are when Katana is most ferocious, most feral, and most willing to do anything to win. So when that knee strikes forwards, Katana doesn't give it a second thought, sliding out his jitte, attempting to catch his leg between the two jitte.

And it works, and like that, Drake is under Katana's mercy, as the man is whipping into the ground as Katana bring him about, twisting with the two metal weaponry, slamming him hard into the ground before taking him in the other jitte and slamming him again into the ground once more.. and then leaping up and leaving him IN the ground.

"It's ... not.. OVER! Not while I am still in Metro City, will you vanquish the Mad Gear Gang! NEVER! Not while my japanese soul still burns!"

Oh, holy crap.

That's about all that Domino has long enough to think when his KNEE IS CAUGHT OUT OF THE AIR. How the Hell did -that- happen? That's a first! But then comes a world of pain, body getting smashed against the ground once.. then twice! The model groans, faceplanted.. but he pushes himself up, despite.

"And as long as I'm alive..," Domino mutters between panted breaths. "...I'll be.. beating you ganger types down..."


"And I don't think you're Japanese!"

So there!

Hoping this will distract the apparently.. erm.. patriotic?.. opponent, Domino dashes in and hops into the air, aiming to scissor his legs around Katana's throat. And with a twist, he aims to drive the large man down backwards atop his head. Quick, snappy movements, despite how terribly beaten up the model is.

COMBATSYS: Katana interrupts Fast Throw from Drake with Tengu Walking.

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

As Drake mutters about being alive, Katana isn't pleased to hear it. "You live on my land only because I .. Katana .. allow you to." Katana speaks out towards Drake, with his jitte now in his hands. "But you are a warrior .. let us finish this and-" WHAT DID YOU JUST DO DRAKE.

"You ... You ... DARE CALL THE SHOGUN UN JAPANESE!?" Katana doesn't take that well, and as Domino attempts to scizzor his head between terrible legs, Katana allows it. And then backflips. His head eats the ground, but the jitte come up and over, ripping him off of Katana, and then slamming him into the ground, strike after strike as Katana stays holding himself up due to his quick strikes and powerful upper body strikes, blades slamming into Drake and then passing over him as he flips back to his legs .. and nearly collapses. "Hah... The ... Shogun .... is blessed.. by Japan.. once again."

Arg, what the heck?! This guy moves a lot faster than Domino would've expected. And apparently his jab did the total opposite of what he had intended! He finds himself slammed and hit repeatedly, yelping each time. By the end of it.. well.. the vigilante for justice finally looks to be down.

Or is he?

After Katana makes his comment, Domino drags himself back up to his feet, bleeding profusely now, wobbling mildly. "Tch. You're not much...," he mutters, voice strained. "And shut up about Japan. If you haven't noticed.. you're no in the East. The sun rises over there.. it sets over here. This is the land of the free." He pauses to cough once into his left fist, then squints at Katana again. "Free to live without fear of.. being harassed.. by pathetic egomaniacs like you." Gritting his teeth, Domino fixes his stance as best he can - still wobbly. "That's where I come in.. and where I'll -always- come in. As long as I'm alive... I'll beat you down..!"

And suddenly, Domino is pulling every last bit of energy he has left to launch into the air again. And once more, the twisting butterfly kicks occur, attempting to vault Katana into the air. And again, the force of his jump propels Domino up alongside him, whereupon a second butterfly kick occurs to blast Katana away...

COMBATSYS: Drake can no longer fight.

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COMBATSYS: Katana dodges Drake's Lunar Eclipse.

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Katana           0/-------/----===|

"I agree. It's the land of the free... AND WHEN I RULE METRO CITY .. it will be a much better place. No Gangs will show their face. None!" And Katana will remember Drake. He will of course. And as Domino launches towards Katana, butterfly kicks, but Katana weaves in and out. And when Drake leaps in for a second kick ... it's over.

Katana ducks under, to the other side, and stands as Drake wears himself out.

"You, my friend, will fight me again .. the Shogun barely claimed victory ... I will be watching you. And I will see your spirit against mine .. for it is the part of you that had given me trouble. Your strength .. no. Your words.. No. But your spirit."

He turns.. and then collapses to a knee, bloody, beaten, and under that armor.. dented like a tin can. But he walks away this time.

COMBATSYS: Katana has ended the fight here.

Log created on 16:31:57 10/10/2007 by Katana, and last modified on 05:45:55 10/11/2007.