Neo League 826 - #827: Maki vs Chun-Li

Description: At Dream Amusement Park, Chun-Li faces off against Maki in a fight of speed and strength--all within a big fun moonwalk. But on such weird, bouncy terrain, whose swift speed will prevail..? (Winner: Chun-Li)

Here we are at the Dream Amusement Park, in the middle of the winter time, meaning that it would be pretty much closed to the public and be completely abandoned. Meaning that it would seem more like something out of a mystery or suspense movie with people here in the abandoned amusement park. But today is an exception to that rule, since the Neo League has chosen this location to be the site of what will probably turn out to be a very big fight today. For today, Chun-Li will be taking on one of the top contenders in the Neo League: Maki Genryusai.

And, to make things more interesting, the two fighters will be dishing out the fighting on a large moonwalk attraction, making for more acrobatic stunts and other types of unique attacks.

Maki stands off to the side, speaking with a few of the attendants, apparently in a slight disagreement with them. Apparently, the attendants working at the moonwalk insist that Maki take her shoes off for the fight, as per the rules of the park. But Maki disagrees, saying that this is different _and_ that there's nobody else here to know. Let's hope this little argument doesn't delay the fight too long...

Arriving not too long after things have been set up for the scheduled Neo League fight, the World's Strongest Woman appears, walking in from the front of the park with a vaguely perplexed look on her face. Of all the places she'd expected to show up for a match, an amusement park during the wintertime was the last she'd anticipated. But it didn't bother her too much--she was just pleased to have the chance to work on keeping her name at the top of the Neo League.

While Maki may argue with the crew members, Chun-Li seems contented to just stand by and carry on light conversation with a few of its coordinators. Getting a briefing on the do's and don't's of the match, she cheerfully promises to oblige them. Fortunately, no one asks her to take off her shoes. They probably don't want to upset a woman who is notorious for her kicking prowess.

Thus does the Chinese fighter enter the moonwalk as she waits for Maki, giving the inflated dome a quick testing by lightly hopping in place. It's no different than her SNF match a while back, she reminds herself. Piece of cake.

Should Maki finally finish fighting with officials and acknowledge the woman she'll offer her a smile and a polite bow. "Let's do our very best!"

After a few moments (and a glimpse of Maki's tonfa,) the officials reluctantly let Maki keep her sneakers on. She nods a little with a slight sneer as she goes over to the official to listen in on what the rules are for the fight. She's been over them quite a few times since she's big in the Neo League and has been over them quite a few times. The official mentions that the walls and flooring are extra reinforced so damaging them won't be a problem. Maki nods to the official as she steps into the 'ring' that she'll be fighting in.

Maki then notices Chun-Li bowing to her. The Bushin fighter also smiles and returns the bow politely. "I have heard about you and your record. Let us fight to our best capacity, may the best fighter win, and know that win or lose, you will always have my full respect as the fighter you are." After that, Maki gets into her fighting stance, waiting for the official to start the match.

When the official does give the starting signal, Maki immediately steps back a little, and then backflips into one of the walls, using the rubber and the lack of gravity to bounce her into the air. She flies directly at Chun-Li with her foot extended.

COMBATSYS: Maki has started a fight here.

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Maki             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li has joined the fight here.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li blocks Maki's Hassou Kyaku.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Maki

"That's my plan," is Chun-Li's response, a smile still perched upon her soft face as Maki rises from the bow she'd given her and enters a fighting stance. "I usually try to give a hundred percent. Good luck, in any case." She pauses briefly, her smile broadening just a bit at the compliment before she again bows. "Thank you. You seem a formidable fighter yourself, miss Genryuusai.

And then the signal!

Without hesitating, the other fighter makes her move, leaping before she flies like a missile right for the Tai Chi Mistress. Blinking, her arms move swiftly, drawing up and shielding her chest as Maki lands the kick. Absorbing it on her forearms, she offers a quick, light shove before she tries to capitalize on the moment. Swinging a leg up and around, she tries to land a spinning hook kick right to the side of Maki's head with a sharp "YAA!"

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Chun-Li's Light Kick.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/-------|=------\-------\0             Maki

Maki flies into Chun-Li and then drops to the ground after her attack is deflected away. She lands in a crouched position but swiftly gets back into her fighting stance. Fast on her feet, Maki is ready for Chun-Li's kick as it comes at the side of her head. Her tonfa arm comes up to deflect it away, albeit with a little effort since that was pretty fast and defending it does hurt a little.

"Not bad for a first effort," Maki says briefly, before continuing with the fight. She attempts to grab Chun-Li by the shoulders and toss her down to the mat (or rubber floor or whatever.)

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Chun-Li with Quick Throw.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Maki

Her kick deflected, the Chinese fighter offers a small grin as she draws her foot back. Setting the leg down, she offers a light bow of her head in response to Maki before she reassumes stance once more.

But before she knows it Maki is making her charge. Trying to lightly deflect the woman's grip, Chun-Li doesn't quite succeed. Gripped, she's tossed down onto the bouncing floor with a quiet 'oof,' her prone form bobbing a bit before she rolls gracefully aside and hops onto her feet.

"Pretty good," she offers, still smiling. Briefly she pushes against the bouncing floor, testing it before she leaps forward. Landing in a handspring, she lets her legs split before she pushes off and flips her body, attempting to come down upon Maki's skull with the bottom of her booted heel. "HIYAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Chun-Li's Sen'en Shuu.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0             Maki

One of the bonuses about being a ninja-type fighter like Maki is that you learn to be extra swift on your feet. And having gravity-like settings like this also helps to make things easier to move around with. As the boot comes down at Maki's skull, the blonde quickly rolls to the side, making sure that boot doesn't hit any part of her.

But Maki's not done yet. She's still moving as she lands in a crouched position, and then attempts her next move. She spins around with her foot outstretched, attempting to take Chun-Li down with a foot sweep!

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li blocks Maki's Light Kick.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|=------\-------\0             Maki

Landing as her boot's heel misses Maki, Chun-Li pushes off with her foot and rolls backwards, tumbling lightly before she hops to her feet. Grinning as she lets her brown eyes settle upon the ninja woman, she watches, waiting for her next move. And it comes.

As Maki's leg sweeps out Chun-Li braces her body, steeling her powerful legs and supporting her weight. The foot crashes into her ankle, drawing a light grunt from the woman but otherwise she maintains her foot. And that's when she tries to take advantage of the moment, but suddenly stepping forward and inward, driving a punch downward toward Maki's chest!

COMBATSYS: Maki blocks Chun-Li's Medium Punch.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Maki

"Very swift," Maki says as Chun-Li manages to defend against the attack so well. But Maki has no time to wait for a reply as the fist comes at her chest. She raises both arms to deflect the punch away, letting her forearms absorb most of the damage. She smirks a little and nods before jumping back onto her feet.

This time, though, Maki doesn't do anything really. Instead, she simply stares at Chun-Li, waiting to see what her opponent will do next.

COMBATSYS: Maki focuses on her next action.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Maki

There's a mild look of surprise when Maki doesn't immediately press the offensive, Chun-Li's thin brows slightly rising before she offers a tiny grin. Saying nothing in response, the woman takes a moment to let her body relax, a soft exhale of breath given as she herself tries to focus.

But nowhere as intently as Maki. Instead, once she's relaxed and ready the woman hop-skips forward across the moonwalk, bounding toward the blonde. Attempting to lash out, Chun-Li seeks to grab the woman by her collar and step past the ninja woman before she'll heft her up and attempt to toss her across the moonwalk. "KYAA!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Chun-Li's Quick Throw.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Maki

Watching and waiting, Maki keeps a strong eye on Chun-Li like a predator waiting for its rival to strike. And that strong eye turns out to be one of Maki's advantages, since she seems to spy Chun-Li's attack from a mile away. The blonde haired fighter twists to the side, meaning that Chun-Li would probably end up grabbing nothing but air.

"Nice try!" Maki says smugly, all the while continuing her action of dropping down onto her side, except that she's balancing on the tip of her tonfa! She then spins around with one foot outstretched, almost like a human whirlwind! Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows!

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li blocks Maki's Bushin Senpuu Kyaku.

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Chun-Li          1/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Maki

Hands cut through air as Maki again evades the woman, Chun-Li's eyes briefly widening before they flicker aside. Following the ninja woman's movements carefully, she has no intentions of letting her out of her sights. Instead, Chun-Li is keen on keeping her IN them, so as to find a hole in her defenses.

But she'll have to handle her attack, first. However smug Maki's words may be, it's all water on the proverbial duck's back as Chun-Li smiles. When the blonde drops and spins on her tonfa, the World's Strongest Woman braces her body and shields her body from the blows, letting each kick beat against her defenses. Only when they stop does the woman grin.

"Not so bad yourself," she replies, a friendly tone delivered. But Chun-Li has no intentions of stopping! Instead, she steps forward and unleashes her leg, a quick series of devastating, jackhammer like blows aimed at Maki! "YA YA YA!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Chun-Li's Hyakuretsu Kyaku.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Maki

Whoa, now that's definitely something you don't see every day. But when dealing with someone like Chun-Li, odds are you're gonna see her legs being used in such a manner. Nonetheless, they don't faze Maki, who jumps back a few steps and to the side.

"I like that one!" Maki says with a wink, before running at Chun-Li with her tonfa raised to the side, intending to take Chun-Li down with a swift strike.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Chun-Li with Medium Strike.

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Chun-Li          1/-------/=======|====---\-------\0             Maki

Another miss? Color Chun-Li stunned.

Drawing her leg back as Maki hops out of the line of fire, the woman begins to smile and offer a response, but before she can the tonfa comes in and smacks her in the head, causing the woman to stagger a bit and stumble to the side. Clutching at her head, she offers a gentle shake before she pinches her eyes shut.

"Thanks, as I was going to say," she offers with a friendly tone. Stepping forward again, the Chinese martial artist attempts to draw a leg up and deliver a swift side kick into Maki's ribs!

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li successfully hits Maki with Medium Kick.

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Chun-Li          1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1             Maki

As soon as the tonfa strikes Chun-Li, Maki turns to see what the result was. Apparently, though, Chun-Li didn't go down as she planned, instead staggering back a little. And that's not the only thing, either. Apparently, Chun-Li's coming back on the offensive.

To top that off, Maki can't get out of the way in time and finds herself getting kicked in the ribs. And as any fighter will tell you, that place HURTS! Maki goes staggering backwards into one of the walls, keeled over and trying to catch her breath. She looks up a few times, watching to see if Chun-Li's planning a sneak attack. Fortunately, she doesn't seem to have that in mind. But she'd better not let her guard down either, because here comes Maki again!

Rebounding off a wall again, Maki this time aims to grab Chun-Li's shoulders from an inverted position. If caught, Maki will literally flip herself over in the air so she's right-side up and Chun-Li's upside-down, and then throw Chun-Li to the mat down below!

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li parries Maki's Tengu Daoshi!

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Chun-Li          1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1             Maki

Unfortunately, things don't go as planned, since Chun-Li seems to be ready for Maki, and Chun-Li has turned the tables!

No sneak attacks here! Chun-Li delivers her kick and sends the blonde staggering; meanwhile, Chun-Li merely steps back, carefully pacing away from the woman before she settles into a casual fighting stance with arms aloft. Still, a friendly smile lingers on the Tai Chi Mistress' face. Privately, the woman has every intention of keeping watch on Maki. She's gotten the better of her twice now...

So when Maki comes flying forward and trying to grab her by the shoulders, Chun-Li lifts her arms and brings them up, delivering a soft blow to the woman's arms and redirecting them. At the same time Chun-Li ducks and weaves aside, avoiding the strike--but not letting up so easily! Instead, she suddenly rockets forward, attempting to unleash the same attack from before--but not quite!

Instead of one barrage of painful lightning-quick strikes, Chun-Li instead switches up legs and does it again, before she switches up again and kicks repeatedly before, finally, a leg rockets upwards, a vertical side kick aimed for Maki's jaw and intent on sending her rocketing upwards. "YAA!"

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li successfully hits Maki with Houyoku Sen EX.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/-------|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2             Maki

Talk about things only getting worse for poor Maki. Not only is one of her favorite attacks knocked away, but she's left in an optimal position for Chun-Li to gain the upper hand. Given her 'position' in the air, Maki really can't do anything to get out of the way. She squeezes her eyes shut and prepares for the kick to strike her in the jaw.

And when it strikes, it does hurt. Maki cries out as she goes down onto the mat, laying flat on her stomach, looking almost like she's been knocked out. But then her eyes open and she slowly pushes herself back onto her feet. "That was... pretty good," Maki says weakly, "But I'm not done yet!" And with that, a glimmer appears in Maki's eyes, and she rushes at Chun-Li, attempting a flurry of tonfa strikes and kicks, followed up with a similar throw to what she attempted just now.

COMBATSYS: Maki successfully hits Chun-Li with Bushin Gou Rai Ha.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0             Maki

Offering the blonde an apologetic smile, Chun-Li tips her head a bit in apology before she lets her smile grow. "Good!" the woman offers, cheerfully. "Show me your best!"

And she does. The flurry of strikes beat into the World's Strongest Woman, strike after chi-laced strike unleashed onto the woman before she's thrown into the ground, bouncing twice before she stops. Breathing a bit heavily, Chun-Li pushes herself a bit weakly to her feet. "That was good," she offers, smiling. She doesn't press the offense, though; instead, she takes a moment to catch her breath after that beating. She needs it.

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li gains composure.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/------=|====---\-------\0             Maki

Chun-Li's got the right idea in mind. Granted, Chun-Li does have more fight remaining in her than Maki, who's pretty badly bloodied and bruised as is, but even then the best fighters do need a rest once in awhile. The blonde haired fighter leans against a nearby rubber wall, taking a few deep breaths and trying not to focus on the pain that she's feeling.

COMBATSYS: Maki gains composure.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0             Maki

Given a moment to rest and let her body recover, Chun-Li offers a grin as Maki does the same. But they can't stand idly by forever--the League officials wouldn't like that. So, pushing herself forward a bit, Chun-Li begins to approach quietly.

And then she charges forward, attempting to close in the gap between herself and Maki and, dropping low, deliver a swift blow aimed for the woman's sternum! "YA!"

COMBATSYS: Maki dodges Chun-Li's Medium Punch.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0             Maki

Even in her very weakened state, being bruised and bloodied, looking like she needs a long rest, Maki still has the abilities that she posesses normally within her. As the last breath of rest flows into her lungs, Maki immediately shifts her focus to Chun-Li, whose punch will hit nothing but air as the blonde somehow finds the strength dodge out of the way.

Maki does take a moment to rub her leg, since apparently one of them is a little tender from the fight, but then she shifts back to Chun-Li. Gripping her tonfa tightly, Maki swings it upwards directly at Chun-Li's chin, almost like a tonfa uppercut!

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li parries Maki's Genkou!

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Chun-Li          0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Maki

Another miss! Clearly Maki is a much faster foe than she's anticipated of the blonde ninja. But that doesn't thwart the Chinese martial artist; if anything, it's a test for Chun-Li. It just means she has to push herself that much more...

So when the tonfa swings up, Chun-Li's braceleted arms intercept and redirect it elsewhere, avoiding her chin entirely. She steps back a second later before she hops into the air, her body flipping as she sails over Maki's head. At the apex, however, Chun-Li uncoils like a loaded spring, both booted feet shooting out and attempting to smack into the back of her blonde head as she herself tumbles backwards soon after!

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li successfully hits Maki with Tenshin Shuu Kyaku EX.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Maki

In her weakened state, Maki can only curse her luck as she watches Chun-Li knock her tonfa away. And then to make matters worse, Maki senses Chun-Li attempting another attack, but doesn't know where it's coming from at that moment. Foolishly, she moves right into the line of fire and gets kicked in the back of the head. That, unfortunately, seems to be all Maki can take as her vision starts blurring a little and she starts staggering as well.

As she turns to face Chun-Li, she tries to compliment her on the fight, but can't. All she can do is head towards the ground, albeit with one last kick aimed at Chun-Li's stomach.

COMBATSYS: Maki has reached second wind!

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Chun-Li          0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Maki

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li dodges Maki's Strong Kick.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/--=====|======-\-------\0             Maki

But it's not over yet. As Maki drops to the ground, she suddenly rolls to the side and then gets back up onto her feet. Somehow, a small bit of energy has surged into her body, indicating she's not quite done yet.

Tumbling past the winded Maki, Chun-Li hits the ground, catching her body on its hands before she drops to her shoulders and rolls. Soon there after she pushes off and hops back onto her feet. Has Maki been knocked out for good..?

The sudden kick delivered by the woman suggests otherwise. Hopping backwards out of harm's way, she watches then as the woman climbs back onto her feet and assumes stance. Clearly she has some fight left in her. That means her battle isn't over just yet.

So, pushing her own, tired body forward, Chun-Li attempts to close in on Maki before she swings a leg up and around, trying to deliver a turning kick aimed for her head.

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li successfully hits Maki with Light Kick.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1             Maki

With a new sense of adrenaline and energy flowing through her body, Maki thinks that the incoming kick will be easy to avoid. Unfortunately, Maki's common sense seems to have diminished during this fight. The kick strikes her square in the head, causing her to spin around a little, but surprisingly she's not down for the count. In fact, Maki uses the momentum to jump onto the nearby wall and rebound at Chun-Li with a flying kick at a faster rate of speed than before. If successful, she'll be sent across the arena and into the wall! Rubber maybe, but hitting it at a fast rate of speed could hurt.

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li blocks Maki's Tesshin Hou.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/-======|-------\-------\0             Maki

Stepping away as Maki spins from the blow, Chun-Li assumes stance once more. But before she knows it the blonde ninja comes blazing in once more, attempting to slam into the woman with a hurried flying kick. Shielding her body from the blow and bracing the bulk of her weight by sliding a heel back and digging it into the bouncy floor, Chun-Li weathers the blow well enough. It doesn't mean her arms aren't sore.

Shaking them out a bit, the woman grins lightly before she moves, attempting to close in on Maki and grip her by the shoulders and sweep a leg out while shoving down, to take the woman off her feet and send her crashing into the bouncy floor.

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li successfully hits Maki with Medium Throw.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|====---\-------\0             Maki

Again, Maki curses as her attack is blocked, and she lands in a crouch, albeit with a bit of difficulty as it's obvious her body is getting ready to give out on her. But such is the life of a fighter. Nonetheless, Maki keeps an open eye for what Chun-Li has in mind next.

Maki's timing is way off again, though, and before she can even begin to dodge, Chun-Li's grabbed her and is pushing her down to the mat. Maki can only grunt as she hits the mat hard. It looks like this time, it's over.

COMBATSYS: Maki takes no action.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|

COMBATSYS: Maki can no longer fight.

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Chun-Li          0/-------/=======|

Drawing away as Maki hits the moonwalk floor, Chun-Li lifts her arms once more, anticipating another assault from the blonde. But after a moment, it becomes clear that she has no effort left within her to get back up and fight. That was a little unexpected, but...

Smiling, she bows politely, whether Maki is conscious or not and offers, "Good fight, miss. You are a very fast and formidable fighter." Soon enough, however, Neo League officials rush in and tend to the fallen fighter and any wounds. Chun-Li, on the other hand, exits the moonwalk with a light hop, landing outside before she's approached by officials to tend to post-fight paperwork and questioning, to tie up loose ends before she goes on her way.

COMBATSYS: Chun-Li has ended the fight here.

Log created on 18:19:51 02/04/2009 by Chun-Li, and last modified on 13:24:55 02/05/2009.