Neo League 751 - #751: Maki vs Blanka

Description: NeoLeague at the Slammasters Arena! Who will win, the deadly and beautiful Maki Genryusai, or the bestial Blanka?!! ( Winner: Blanka )

A daytime match in SlamMasters arena? Who'd go to /that/ thing?!?!

Apparently, quite a few people it would seem - the arena itself is filled to near bursting, eager fans of the League in general intent on getting in on the ground floor of the 'new season', to see the first few matches of the League and pick their favorites for the new season. There's a sizable contingent of fans for the adorable tonfa-wielding woman, Maki Genryusai, as well as a few people scattered about wearing green body paint and bright orange wigs. Fashion statements that never go out of style, folks.

As the announcer begins to declare the fighters due to battle it out, Blanka makes his way towards the arena. Instead of his standard 'shorts and not much else' outfit, Blanka wears a giant red t-shirt the color of his hair, with a golden-eyed angry face on it, and the words 'UNLEASH THE BEAST' beneath. There's nothing like marketing, though he doesn't know that he's become advertising for his own brand - all he knows is that he's been told that wearing this shirt gets him a few extra melons after the fight. He hops into the arena, up onto the canvas, and throws his hands up in the air, giving the fans in the crowd what they want, a bestial cry of eager anticipation. "AWH-ROOOOOOO!!!"

"What an unusual creature," Maki thinks to herself as she finishes stretching in her corner of the ring. Blanka is not someone that Maki's familiar with personally, but she has heard about him, and she thought the whole 'bizarre creature' thing was just a publicity thing. Apparently, though, Blanka is really an unusual creature that fights very well. Maki's not scared of him, though. In fact, she's looking forward to this fight to see what Blanka is truly capable of.

Maki finishes her stretches, takes a gulp of water, and then gets into her fighting stance. She looks eagerly at Blanka and nods to him as if to say, "I look forward to fighting with you! Ready when you are!" And then she waits patiently for the referee to start the fight.

COMBATSYS: Blanka has started a fight here on the left meter side.

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Blanka           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Maki has joined the fight here on the right meter side.

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Blanka           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

There's a grin from Blanka as Maki greets him, the lack of 'Oh god, MONSTER!!' something that relieves him. One gold eye flicks closed in a playful wink, and the beast starts forwards. Green fingers clenched, he hunkers down on the arena's mat, and scootches towards Maki. He stops near her, and then hauls himself up to his full height. He looks to start to hold a hand out in friendship, then hauls it back quickly - wouldn't do to walk right into a fight!
"Fight.. hard! Will do best, you too." He looks over towards the ref, who throws his hands up - and the fight starts! Blanka, for his own moment, doesn't leap into action - he's practicing something he'd learned from Hotaru - taking the time to study his opponent, to circle and prepare for the fight to come! "Show.. Blanka what you made of! AWH-ROOOOOO!" Howling again, echoed in the stands by those crazy guys in green.

COMBATSYS: Blanka focuses on his next action.

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Blanka           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

The referee checks to make sure that both fighters are ready, and then he gives the signal to start the fight. Maki nods to Blanka and says, "May the best fighter win." Some might think that Maki's strange for not being afraid of such a strange creature, but those that support Maki and know her well know that there are very few things in this world that scare her. She's seen a lot of tough things in her lifetime, and that's toughened her up quite a bit.

Maki twirls her tonfa a little and then adjusts her fighting stance, keeping an eye on Blanka as she slowly advances on him. From what she's heard about him, he's got some rather unique fighting moves, and Maki is eager to see them and know what she's up against before she makes her first move.

COMBATSYS: Maki focuses on her next action.

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Blanka           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

Circling, circling - whatever will happen?! Blanka cannot leave things as they are, as it is not nearly awesome enough for an opening fight within the League. There must be more awesome, more amazing moves and the like! Blanka will help with this!
As Maki advances, the green beast-man bounds backwards a good ten feet - it's not to escape, oh no. He hits the ring ropes, stretching them out, then lets their springy power propel him forward as a blur, his body rushing inwards, powerful like the Amazon River. Just in front of Maki, he falls down, sliding feet-first at her in an attempt to take her out at the shins! Much like standing in running water, the current can be dangerous!!

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Blanka's Amazon River Run.

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Blanka           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

So the beast has his own unique ways of taking down his opponents, including sliding at them in hopes of hitting them in the shins. While that would be a dirty blow for a standard fighter, Blanka doesn't seem to fight in an orthodox manner, so Maki doesn't seem to mind. Not to mention she also has the ability to block the incoming attack by getting down and assuming a defensive position with her tonfa protecting her primarily.

The actual impact sends her back a little, nearly touching the ropes, but not quite close enough. If she were to hit the ropes, she'd probably bounce forwards, and possibly into another attack. As it is, she decides to take advantage of this situation and quickly go from her defensive stance into a swift kick to try to take Blanka down, if not give her some breathing room.

COMBATSYS: Blanka blocks Maki's Light Kick.

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Blanka           0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0             Maki

Already half on his back, Blanka is in a disadvantageous position for the kick that comes in. Giant hands come up in fists, allowing the shin to smack in against his forearms, knocking them a bit up, but his guard stays strong enough to allow him to roll away and recover.

Back to his feet, his mouth hangs open in amusement, a wide grin on his bestial face. "Good, good! Strong fighter, not scared.. Blanka looking forwards to this!" With that, no quarter given, the giant beast bounds forwards again, no real style or attempt to be sneaky, wading in with his hands held togethr, a dual-fisted haymaker aimed at Maki's chin. Time to see how tough and fast she is!!

COMBATSYS: Blanka successfully hits Maki with Medium Punch.

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Blanka           0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0             Maki

How fast is Maki? Maki's considered to be a ninja by some, but in reality she's just a master of the Genryuusai martial arts style. Still, it involves being quick on the feet at times. But anyway, how fast is Maki? Not fast enough in this case.

She attempts to move out of the way of the incoming punch to her jaw, but she moves the wrong way, and gets it in the face. Hard. She reels back and holds her jaw, muttering curse words under her breath. The pain apparently drives her adrenaline up a little, since as soon as she recovers from the attack, she goes back on the offensive. She brings her tonfa into play, swinging it directly at the side of Blanka's face.

COMBATSYS: Blanka interrupts Medium Strike from Maki with Electric Thunder.

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Blanka           0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0             Maki

Fast, but Blanka's fast too - he's jumped through the jungle for years, leaping from tree to tree, like the mighty sequoia, or the larch! He's had to feed himself on the fruits and animals of the jungle, to be speedier and stronger than those that would do him harm. It helps him here - and leads to another tricky play he has.

As Maki recovers and starts in on him, he stands up,s eemingly dropping his guard. There's a hoot at the last second from the audience, one or two of them being fast enough on the uptake to know what comes next. As Maki's tonfa cracks into his cheek, those gold eyes go pure white, and his body literally /explodes/ with electricity, arcing through the weapon and right into the wielder. The bestial man howls to the crowd, arms high up and over, trying to pump them up, to pump his opponent all the more, too. "Fight.. HARDER! AWH-ROOO!"

Now this is a real shocking experience. As Maki attempts to strike Blanka, she finds herself tingling rather noticeably. Has she been doused with acid or something? No, she's just been electrocuted. And unfortunately, the volts coursing through her cause her to stop what she's doing and then drop to the ground stunned. The referee, upon seeing this, rushes over and, not sure of what to do, begins a ten count. At the count of three, Maki tries to get up but falls back down. At six, she's struggling to get up, using her tonfa for balance. At eight, she's on her feet again.

"Not bad," She says in a slightly weakened voice. "I never expected something like that from you. But let's see how you like this." Maki then takes a deep breath, and then lets it out with a yell as she drops onto the tip of her tonfa and then begins spinning around with her leg outstretched like a miniature tornado!

COMBATSYS: Blanka endures Maki's Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.

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Blanka           0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0             Maki

"Blanka full of surprises!" The green giant grins wolfishly at Maki, then crik-craks his neck, eagerly preparing himself for what she has next. As she drops down and plants her tonfa in the mat, his gold eyes open wide in surprise. What is she planning?! He's not fast enough to move around as she spins towards him, those feet smacking him in the side and sending him all atumble, into the ropes and forwards into the feet /again/.

As he's hurled back this time, he manages to redirect himself towards the corner, flipping up into it in one smooth motion, then trying to leap off of it in another quick move, body splayed out wide as he tries to belly-flop on his opponent! "AWH-WAAAAAAAUGH!" This is a move that takes split-second timing!

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Blanka's Fierce Punch.

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

Coming right at Maki after an attack like that, Blanka seems to have the upper hand once again. And with split second timing, Maki steadies herself firmly on the canvas, bringing her arms and tonfa up to attempt to deflect the blow away. It doesn't entirely work, as Maki merely absorbs the blow instead of knocking Blanka away. But it seems that Blanka is truly tougher than even Maki anticipated.

"You're very strong, I must admit that. You are truly a fighter worth noting for the records," Maki says with a smile as she steps back a little to size up Blanka again, wondering what he might have up his sleeve next. OK, what little sleeve he has.

COMBATSYS: Maki focuses on her next action.

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

Bounced off of Maki's guard, Blanka lands on his back nearby with a /thud/. Rolling up to his feet in an easy motion, he turns just in time for the compliment, a fierce grin on his pug face. "Maki.. pretty strong too! Looking forwards to .. fighting lots." He starts to circle the tonfa-wielding warrioress, narrowed eyes seeking an advantage of any sort. Whatever can he do, however can he...


From the stands, a small tan sphere is hurled at Blanka, the beast catching it in his off hand, and bringing it to his face, taking a deep inhale. Cantalope! His favorite! It's not the best thing to eat during a fight, though, so instead he flips it up in the air, catches it on one finger like a basketball spin that would do the Harlem Globetrotters proud, and then hucks it at Maki, to distract her with melony goodness! "Think fast!!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Blanka's Thrown Object.

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

Think fast? Not only does Maki think fast, she moves fast too. She's not entirely in the mood for some melon right now, instead she'd rather let it be eaten by someone else. She ducks down quickly and lets the fruit fly over her head. Most likely it'll be caught by a fan who might keep it as a souvenier, saying it was thrown by Blanka. Yuck! What's gonna happen when it gets rotten?

But anyway, back to the fight. Without missing a beat, Maki literally stands up abruptly, and then dashes towards Blanka, taking a quick leap into the air, and then attempting to grab Blanka by his shoulders to execute an aerial throw of sorts.

COMBATSYS: Blanka blocks Maki's Tengu Daoshi.

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

Maki attempts to grab Blanka by the shoulders and lift him into the air, but she only grabs him and drives her hands into him, which doesn't do much. She drops to the ground, feeling frustrated.

Who's in the mood for melon?! Not Maki? That's ok! Blanka will get by without being able to give her such. Perhaps after the fight, they will be able to have a good tasty food time, with melon and soda, like he and Dan have.

As she leaps in, pushes at him, he steps up and digs his clawed toes into the arena's mat, keeping himself on his feet. As she stumbles back and drops, Blanka looks a little concerned, glancing between Maki and the referee. Certainly she's not done, is she? The ref hasn't said anything, so Blanka takes a quick breather, to try and assess the situation! He leans forwards, and then whispers, to keep it away from those gathered in the arena. ".. You ok? Doin' really good, Blanka's arms hurting a lot.." he admits, eager and perhaps giving more information than he should!

COMBATSYS: Blanka focuses on his next action.

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

Taking a breather Blanka? It's OK, everyone needs one once in awhile. And while Maki can appreciate Blanka wanting to take a breather, she's not just going to hand him a glass of lemonade and wait for him to recover. She's going to take matters into her own hands now. With her adrenaline pumping and her opponent waiting, Maki decides to utilize the wrestling ring's ropes for her next action.

Maki jumps up onto the top rope, and then rebounds off of it, flying at Blanka horizontally at a fast rate of speed... in the form of a flying kick!

COMBATSYS: Blanka interrupts Hassou Kyaku from Maki with Vertical Rolling.

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Blanka           1/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1             Maki

Apparently Maki is more ready than Blanka expected!! Eyes wide open as she leaps to the rope, Blanka drops down into a crouch. As she jumps up and off, her foot coming into play, he looks up and digs his hands and feet into the mat. Not for support this time, no - for traction. As he does, he pushes upwards, body curling into a ball and slamming into Maki in mid-air. Using his superior size and weight, he beans into her, and comes to a dizzied landing on the mat a few feet away. Holding his head, he tries to figure out which of the three Maki's is the one he is supposeed to be fighting!!

Maki goes fast, and faster, and faster, and then BOOM!

Unfortunately, the boom isn't from Maki connecting with Blanka. It's with Blanka using an attack of his own to stop Maki in mid-flight, causing her to go sailing across the ring and into the ropes. She rebounds off of them and then falls flat on her face. Again, the referee comes over to check on her, and again she has some difficulty getting back up. But she makes it just before the referee can count to nine. She's still in this fight.

Her face is bruised, and her nose is bleeding, albeit just a little so it should stop in a moment or two. Her fighting stance is replaced by that of one who is running out of steam, not the same Maki from the beginning of the match.

Thinking quickly, Maki steps back over to her corner, where one of her assistants gives her a sports drink to quench her thirst and give her a little extra fight.

COMBATSYS: Maki gains composure.

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Blanka           1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1             Maki

Strong /and/ resilient! Blanka's pretty impressed, alright. He's all smiles, though dizzy and dazed, certain that he's going to have some nasty bruises on his green visage in the morning. The one good thing is that they don't show till they hit purple - the green phase is totally missed. When she stands back up, he's the first to turn to the crowd and demand they cheer, and he's leading the cheer as well as she prepares and gets ready to join back in the fight.

She will not, however, be given plenty of time after her drink - for as soon as she turns back towards the jade giant in the arena, he's right up in her face with a quick series of jabs, intent on knocking her down a few pegs, to take her out of the fight!!

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Blanka's Medium Punch.

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Blanka           1/-------/=======|=======\=====--\1             Maki

Actually, the drink had more of a berry flavor to it; Maki's not big on fruit punch really. But as she finishes her drink she notices that Blanka is trying to utilize speed instead of strength. Fortunately, Maki's got speed with her too as she gets into her defensive stance to absorb the impacts once again, almost going up against the ropes.

"Down, but never out, that's me," Maki says with a smile, even if she does look weakened and somewhat beaten up. Apparently, this woman's fighting spirit is bigger than one might think.

And Maki's about to prove that herself, since she suddenly glows with an aura of chi, and then rushes towards Blanka, attempting to deliver a flurry of tonfa strikes with some kicks mixed in.

COMBATSYS: Blanka endures Maki's Bushin Gou Rai Ha.

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

That kind of spirit is something that Blanka feeds off of - too many people in this world see a challenge and throw their hands down, proclaiming it over, worthless, impossible. The sort of spirit that Maki shows makes him puff up with pride in the other fighter, and he's suddenly determined to test her mettle as best he can. That will require an effort, indeed! As she leaps towards him, he steps into the attacks, taking the chi-enhanced strikes and kicks with every bit of spirit he can, to show her he's just as intent on the battle as she is. Battered and bloody afterwards, the green giant staggers - but stays standing. His head falls forwards, then comes back up, grin wide as he recovers enough to speak.

"Maki.. very strong. Blanka.. glad to have this fight." With that, he tries to finish it - close up and personal with her, his eyes fade from gold to white again. This time, though, the lightning that he summons is as fast as it can be, fed off of her own power, her own effort making the giant man all the stronger, all the quicker. Can she avoid lighting? Time to find out!!

COMBATSYS: Blanka successfully hits Maki with Direct Lightning.
- Power hit! -

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Blanka           0/-------/-----==|======-\-------\0             Maki

That lightning... there was no way Maki could've avoided it. Try as she may, Maki finds herself getting electrocuted again, and it really doesn't feel very pleasant. The electricity courses through her body, draining what's left of her stamina and sending her up against the ropes again. This time, she stumbles forwards like she's going down for the count.

But Blanka had best watch out, since she's got one last strike coming his way. Even if she's out, she still doesn't go down without a fight.

COMBATSYS: Maki can no longer fight.

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Blanka           0/-------/-----==|

COMBATSYS: Blanka blocks Maki's Medium Strike.

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As Maki's body stumbles forwards and her arm comes out, Blanka catches the woman's tonfa off his shoulder. It's only because he's leaning forwards, to keep the woman from hitting the ground, supporting her when she starts to go down. He holds her up to let the crowd cheer for her, and such they do - after all, Blanka's a formidable beast, and she knocked him to his knees quite a few times. A whisper for her, the gruff beast-man saying something before he passes her towards the ref, then to bound into the audience and say his 'huzzahs!'

"Blanka.. very proud of Maki. Fight hard, will fight again. Thanks!" AWH-ROOO!

COMBATSYS: Blanka has ended the fight here.

Log created on 17:20:19 09/06/2008 by Blanka, and last modified on 19:22:21 09/06/2008.