Neo League 526 - #543: Ken vs Billy

Description: Billy's bid to consolidate his position at the top against none other then the Neo League founder! But can he succeed? (Winner: Ken)

The warrior has been talking a big game. Billy has enjoyed being at the top of the league for a bit, but after hearing the pleas of his people, he decided that it was time to end it. Time to take control. Ken Masters accepted 'the Big Fight'. Should he win it, he'll likely gain control of his league, being the best league fighter. This means that he'll save some money. More importantly, this will put him as the best of his own game.

Of course, the way to victory will not be an easy one, if it will be happening at all tonight. But as the bright spotlights shine on Ken's prized arena, he makes his way in when his name is announced. The roar from the audience is nothing new on him, but there is still a charge in the air and Ken's at full alert. He has to win this one. Losing to Billy means not only having a lose in his league records, but losing to Geese's lackey. Both seems utterly unacceptable to Ken. Once he gets to the center of the beach area, he starts to stretch and flex, waiting for his fight for the night to make his entrance as well.

Oh, Billy's got no intention of losing this battle; He is dominating the league, and utilizing the vehicle of charity and good will for his own popularity. Which is working well enough that it's indeed likely hard to decline this particular fight, and the British rocker is already jazzing up his own substantial crowd as he enters the arena, with a rather sleek crimson guitar upon his shoulder. He's picking it rapidly on the journey, and is remarkably good; Hard, almost angry cords coarse through the speakers, ramping up to a crescendo that echoes away just as he reaches opposite of Ken. He's donned in his blue denim, complete with jacket and no shirt; And his bandana, adjusted slightly with a smirk. "Here. I've got a present for ya. Signed personally." Pulling out a pen, he then scribbles upon the guitar before hefting it off his shoulder and hurling it underhand towards Ken. It'd land a couple meters short, but slide in a spiral of sand into clear sight. 'You're gonna lose.' was his signature. "Ready to cement my place at the top?" He slips out his staff, assembling it in a twirl before flowing into his aggressive stance with a snort. But there is little time for a retort, as he's already launching into an offensive; Rushing forward, he wildly spins his long after trying to cram into Ken's personal space, trying to juggle him in a disorienting barrage before snapping down the weapon to slam him into the ground!

COMBATSYS: Billy has started a fight here.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Ken has joined the fight here.

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Billy            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0              Ken

COMBATSYS: Ken interrupts Whirlwind Cane from Billy with Shoryuken.

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Billy            0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0              Ken

There is a flash of movement as Billy races for Ken. When the staff comes for his body, the blond warrior is a blur of energy and movement. Untrained eyes just see a blur and Ken falling backward to land on his back. Thankfully, TV screens will be able to show what happened using slow motion replay.

As Billy moves toward Ken, the King of Fighters moves in swiftly, letting a couple of the staff blow smack into his chest and shoulder as he gives a powerful flaming uppercut. He doesn't even have time to give the name of his attack, finding that there is still a third powerful staff end that comes right for his chin, smacking him back and forcing him onto his back. He is able to flip back to his feet, merely looking toward the words on the guitar and smirking confidently.

There's one word for that; Ow. Billy is struck, lashing in a flare of energy and flying backwards, skidding momentarily upon the ground. Yet he kips up, rolling to his feet in a heartbeat while looking unsurprisingly worse for wear given the short and violent exchange. Rolling his shoulder with a smirk, he begins to spin his staff in a fervant motion, kicking up a wall of warbling heat and no small amount of sparks. "You really wanna take me down, don't ya...? Well... Try it!!" His eyes are alight with no less intensity and raw willpower then the man opposite. This will not be an easy conflict in the slightest!

COMBATSYS: Billy gathers his will.

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

"Since you asked so nice," Ken replies in a confident tone. It seems like he almost has Vega to thank. Since getting the psycho power and having it taken from him, Ken's been able to be more aggressive and a much more effective fighter. Maybe it was just the right events to get him in the right mindset, or perhaps the power has forever changed how he fights. Either way, it seems like it's working for him, more so as he zips right for Billy, his feet kicking up sand as he tries to take Billy by his shirt, roll onto his back and send him flying back with a powerful push of his leg right to his gut. It'll get some sand in that nice red gi of his, but nothing is without a price.

COMBATSYS: Ken successfully hits Billy with Jigoku-guruma.

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Billy            1/----===/=======|=======\-------\1              Ken

The relentless assaults of Ken finally make a full dent into Billy, who hefts backwards and tries to deflect the incoming assault with no true success; He's hefted through the air with a grunt, hitting hard and this time not nearly so quick getting up. "Tch..." is all he muses, before suddenly snapping out the end of his weapon. The staff breaks into three segments connected by chains, whipping across the brief expanse like lightning and trying to impact Ken right in his gleaming white teeth; Before retracting it as a wash of flame erupts to consume his opponent, if only for a heartbeat as he assembles the weapon in a smooth motion thereafter. And he cackles quite delightedly during it, too! The game isn't over yet!!

COMBATSYS: Ken blocks Billy's Blazing Cane Thrust.

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Billy            1/---====/=======|=======\=------\1              Ken

KenTFO gets up, turning around to have his gaze meet with Billy's. It is a short period of time, however, since he finds that there is a cane flying right for you. He puts his arm in defense, the flames smashing into them. It burns off his arm guard, Ken just blinking in regards to the power. Impressive attack. Still, the US Karate Champ just holds his ground, his gaze right on Billy once more and waiting for him to make a move. It looks like Ken's getting ready for something, but what exactly is hard to say.

COMBATSYS: Ken focuses on his next action.

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Billy            1/---====/=======|=======\=------\1              Ken

"Hey... that was just the first course..." Billy comments wryly, before suddenly twisting around his weapon in a manic fashion, spreading his stance with almost a cackle. "You ready for the encore?!" With that both ends erupt into fire, pinwheeling around in a manic fashion before he whips it forward. A rather gargantuan fireball shoots through the intervening distance, attempting to impact Ken within the chest and blow him backwards with no small amount of oomph!! It seems he's ramping it up into highball...

COMBATSYS: Billy successfully hits Ken with Blazing Whirlwind Cane.

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

The massive fireballs screams for Ken's position. There is some serious speed with that attack. Ken gets down into a looser position to try and roll out of the way, but he finds that the blow still hits him with full power and then some. Masters goes back a decent bit, landing ten feet away from where he once was. He groans as he gets up, shaking his head to regain his bearings. That was not fun. Still, he has a chance to give the pain back and that's what keeps him going.

Racing along the sand, the blond warrior once again tries to get close enough to Billy to give a melee attack. This time, it's a powerful elbow to the chest, which is soon followed by the blow much faster and powerful Shoryuken. This time, he gives a loud proud yell to go with his impressive attack.

"Shinryuu Ken!"

COMBATSYS: Billy fails to counter Shinryuu Ken' from Ken with Ifrit Crisis.

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Billy            0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0              Ken

This is it; The grand finale, the final moment in locking horns between both fires. Billy has kept up the pressure, and now needs only to capitalize upon it. As Ken rushes forward so does the former King of Fighters, reaching back his arm and preparing to sweep the weapon forward to hurl it. But the speed of this iron-clad attack takes him off guard, impacting dead in the chest. He's swept up into the full assault, and the greatest wonder is how he retained possession of his staff as he arcs back towards the ground, thudding heavily in a poof of sand. He's in no condition to do much more then begin to roll over, grimacing in pain... Ah, that was his gambit... This isn't going to end well...

KenTFO takes a few deep breaths after he gives his attack, merely looking toward Billy with a weak, but still smug, smirk as he waits for the next move. He didn't even know that Billy tried to stop his super move with one of his own. Despite that, Ken's follow up is weak, the powerful fighter taking to the air as he tries to give a swift jumpkick right for Billy's nose. It's not much, but one can tell Ken's getting a little tired from the beads of sweat on his face.

COMBATSYS: Ken successfully hits Billy with Light Kick.

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

Huh. So this is it, eh? Billy took a risk and it didn't pay off. Well, no skin off his nose. He seems more bemused then anything as he slinks up his weapon, trying to interject before the kick. It slithers past and hits him in the chest, staggering him with a hacking cough. "...Well... Looks like you're gonna squeak out your win, Masters..." But Billy then twirls his staff, only letting out a laugh. "But I'll get back on the top!! I'm gonna make it my business!!" With that he hurls his weapon again, trying to peg Ken in the face... So he can advance within range to try and finish his prior combination, even if it won't finish him... He's going to try to go down smearing Ken's face on the ground at least a little!!

COMBATSYS: Billy can no longer fight.

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Ken              0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Ken blocks Billy's Ifrit Crisis.

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Ken              0/-------/---====|

And what follows is by no means a tiny onslaught! He whips out a second staff from seemingly nowhere, sheathed in a wash of fire. He whips it down and then sustains a rather vicious onslaught, building up momentum to snap it backwards and summon a veritable bevie of segments; Which he swings overhead to detonate in a tall pillar of flame, letting out a snarl. Yet his strength is spent, and he collapses to one knee. "Tch. Lucky..." Teetering he gets back up, resting his weapon upon his shoulders. "Enjoy it while ya got it, Masters... I'll be back! Just you wait and see!!" With that he turns and ambles towards the exit, trying to retain what composure he has left. But oh... now, his success in Neo League is PERSONAL!

The kick is landed and Ken puts up the defense. The staves slams against his arms for a few seconds and after the final flame pillar has disappeared, Billy is on one knee and Ken is still standing. Ken gets into his fighting position, burns and scraps covering his body. He expects Billy to keep on fighting until he gets up and yells. Ken won? While the American is happy, it makes him a little giddy on the inside and concerned as well. After all, while it's great to win and perhaps be able to finally beat Geese like he always wanted, he has a nasty feeling that this new power might bite him in the butt. Much like having a hot spirited wife that loves him long time does.

Log created on 21:16:57 10/13/2007 by Billy, and last modified on 10:02:04 11/10/2007.