Devil's Tournament - DT R1: Zach vs Guile

Description: In this fight of the first round of the Devil's Tournament, we have a rematch between William Guile and Zach Glen. Both fighters put up an outstanding fight, but it ends in upset! (Winner: Zach)

Fairchild Air Force Base, homefield of one of the largest air fleets this country fields, and also the homefield of the pride of the United States Armed Forces:

Major William Guile's flattop.

Concessions have been made for this Devil's Tournament fight, with an area on the flight line set asside for it to occur. To one side of the fighting area, two F-22 raptors have been pulled together in tight formation and parked. Their pilots side outside next to the ladders to their cockpits, languishing on a few crates thrown here or there. The other side of the ring features a standing area for the crowd of spectators who have gathered to watch, as well as the TV cameras that are set to broadcast the world over.

Guile himself stands off to one side as he awaits the arrival of his opponent, Zach Glen. He is dressed down in a tank top and a pair of camouflage cargo pants, or as anyone who follows fights call it: His usual.

"I swear," Zach mutters, "If I /ever/ see the inside of another military facility, it'll be too soon." Zach rolls his shoulders with a scowl on his face; the tournament organizers must have a sick sense of humor. Not just his fight against Guile, but from some of the other match-ups on the bracket. He's met Kaiwei, and he's more than a little familiar with Maki. As for who they were pitted against... they have repuations that precede them from miles away. Maki and Kaiwei didn't have much chance staying in the primary bracket by his estimation.

For that matter, Zach's odds weren't looking too good either. He recalls what happened when he crossed fists with Guile.

Zach gives Guile a terse nod, looking distinctly uncomfortable with his situation. He tries to reach out with his still-developing empathic senses, a "blessing" from his fight with Vega. Zach still wonders if maybe Vega knocked something loose in his head, and what that will mean down the road.

"Guile," Zach says as tersely as his nod. He is wearing jeans and a University of Oklahoma t-shirt, and tugs on a pair of MMA gloves before sliding into a boxing stance. He waits for the bell. Best to get this over with, he supposes.

Guile turns as Zach enters the ring, grinning broadly towards his oppenent as he comments, "Good to see you're still dressin' up for these things, Zach." He takes a good long look around before he turns his attention back to Zach. His smile falters a little as he notes the man already in his boxing stance. He takes a deep inward breath and exhales slowly, "Oh, right. Lets not keep them waiting with small talk."

Guile steps into the center of the strip that serves as his home ring, his right foot sliding back as he peers over his fists towards Zach. He begins bouncing on the balls of his feet, transferring his weight back and forth as he waits for the bell to ring.

"It /is/ kind of my brand," Zach says almost lightly. "There's... expectations, I guess." He throws a glance at the pair of Raptors, appraising them kind of quickly. He uses his left hand to point at one of them. "You sure that's a good idea?" Zach asks with a trace of concern.

"I mean, those HAVE to be expensive," he says, "I'm already paying for part of them, I don't want to get billed for a whole one." A faint grin flits across his face.

COMBATSYS: Zach has started a fight here.

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Zach             0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Guile has joined the fight here.

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Guile            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Zach

Guile shoots Zach another quick grin as he takes a quick look towards the Raptors. He shrugs his shoulders and replies, "They're tough enough. We've had every advanced fighter since the Eagle on the flight line during my fights." He the chuckles, "Oh great, a taxpayer joke. I--" He is cut off as the bell rings.

Moving forward at a quick pace towards Zach, Guile feints a punch and leaps into the air into a barrel rolling flip. His foot lashes out towards Zach's head, threatening to land square in the side of the dome and carry Guile's momentum around to land back on his feet in his fighting stance.

COMBATSYS: Guile successfully hits Zach with Rolling Sobat.

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Guile            0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0             Zach

Zach slips the feint, only to take the boot to the head in the head, getting flung across the tarmac bouncing once or twice before sliding to a stop. He pulls himself to his feet, eyeing Guile. "The taxes I pay on my fight money is pretty disgusting," Zach admits, "Even /after/ the charitable donations."

Zach stands where he regained his feet, throwing a right straight that launches a basketball-sized sphere of Soul Power at Guile's torso. He grins a bit, throwing himself towards Guile in the wake of the blast!

COMBATSYS: Guile blocks Zach's Blast Punch.

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Guile            0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0             Zach

"This is why you young people need to listen to your elders and get solid accountants. They get everything deducted correctly." He throws up his arms to absorb the brunt of Zach's blast punch on his battle hardenered forearms.

He lowers his hands slightly to note Zach running in towards him at this point. He takes a few steps back to pace Zach, and when the younger fighter steps in, Guile launches a series of punches and kicks which assault Zach from all angles, ending with a spinning backfist headed straight for the kisser.

COMBATSYS: Zach interrupts Combo Attack from Guile with Gazelle Punch EX.

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

Zach barely weathers two or three of the strikes, dropping to a crouch to Guile's right. "Perhaps," Zach gasps, as he shunts some of that golden energy that is his birthright to his left arm.

"At some point, though, you're still gonna pay," he says as he springs towards Guile, using the power generated by the coiling of his legs and body. The fist screams directly towards Guile's jaw.


Taking the gazelle punch to the chin, Guile is knocked into the air. He pulls his knees up, the momentum carrying him around into a backflip. His feet land on the ground, and his knees give way to drop him into a crouch.

He springs back towards Zach with a push off of his feet. His feet leave the ground, his forward momentum carrying him directly towards Zach. At the last possible moment, he extends his knee with a prolific grunt, attempting to remove Zach's appendix by making him cough it up.

COMBATSYS: Guile successfully hits Zach with Knee Spike.

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Guile            1/-------/=======|=======\====---\1             Zach

Zach doesn't have /nearly/ enough time to dodge. He is starting to realzie that perhaps the only shot he has, if he can last through it, is through the mutual exchange. Zach slumps to the ground, gasping for air before wobbling to his feet. Soul Power runs through his body, fortifying and trying to quickly repair the damage done.

He steps in quickly, throwing a fast, but surprisingly heavy uppercut aimed at Guile's jaw!

Zach knows it's not made of glass, but he seems intent on punding through it anyway!

COMBATSYS: Zach successfully hits Guile with Uppercut Punch.

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

Even in this relatively short match, Guile's chin is already being pinpointed as one of Zach Glen's favorite targets of opportunity. True to form, Zach's uppercut lands right on his chin again, sending Guile reeling back. He glances up towards Zach as he considers his opponent for a long moment.

Quickly, he turns towards Zach, spreading his arms out wide. He whips his together, sonic energy coelescing around his arms. As the arms cross in front of him, two blades of energy shear away and begins spinning around each other, angling quickly towards Zach as Guile shouts...


COMBATSYS: Zach blocks Guile's Sonic Boom.

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Guile            1/----===/=======|=======\-------\1             Zach

Zach drops his arms, palms facing Guile as the Sonic Boom comes screaming in. He grits his teeth as he spins energy in those palms before thrusting them forward. A whirling disc of Soul Power meets Sonic Boom with a thunderous crash, driving Zach back several feet. When the dust and sparks clear, the psion is looking a little singed around the edges.

But he is still standing.

Zach grits his teeth as he reaches for still more energy. This leaves him open to whatever Guile may have planned for him, but Zach is already starved for options, and the ones he has are seeming less and less helpful...

COMBATSYS: Zach gathers his will.

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Guile            1/----===/=======|=======\====---\1             Zach

Guile comes rushing in right behind the fireball, attempting for all he's worth to make focusing for Zach as difficult as possible. He starts with a number of jabs, aimed as a mixture of face shots and body blows.

Next come the kicks, which fly in with speed and tenacity, threatening to knock Zach off his feet if he pays them no mind. Finally, he ends with a low kick aimed inside the leg, trying to knock Zach's vertical base out from under him.

COMBATSYS: Zach blocks Guile's Combo Attack.

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Guile            1/----===/=======|=======\=======\1             Zach

Zach throws up arms and open hands to catch and parry Guile's strikes. They do not hurt as bad as they could, but they still pack something of a wallop. The psion grits his teeth as shakes the numbness loose, eyeing the surroundings. Beams would be a horrible idea, as would a torrent of force.

However, Zach can do more than that now. Before the war, Zach would not have been certain that he could do something like this, but now? "My turn," Zach says before spitting out a wad of saliva and blood. He thrusts a hand forward, spraying a cloud of yellow motes into the air.

The motes arc wide, and around Guile as if trying to surround the Airman. A second later, Zach clenches the open hand into a fist as he pulls hard on... something. The motes brighten and intensify as they crash towards where Guile is standing!

COMBATSYS: Guile blocks Zach's Full Tilt+.

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

Guile glances up skyward, nodding his head after a moment as the motes begin to fill the air, "Y'know, you'd be a rip to invite up to the house on the 4th of --" He is cutoff when the motes flare up and dive towards him. He does two quick back somersaults to land in another crouch. He brings his arms up, weathering the rest of the blast right there on his guard. When the dust settles, Guile is glancing across the way towards Zach, nodding his head, "-- July."

He pops back up to his feet, running towards Zach with a bounce in his step to the cheers of the airmen lined along the Raptors. He slides into a crouch, travelling the rest of the way to stop by Zach through momentum only. He blasts into the air into a flashkick aimed right for Zach. He turns, landing first while Zach is still airborne, launching into another one. He finishes it off with the big daddy of all flashkicks, landing a few feet away from where he started.

COMBATSYS: Zach dodges Guile's Somersault Explosion.

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Guile            0/-------/-------|==-----\-------\0             Zach

"Yeah," Zach says, "I used to do shows at the YFCC on the Fourth." Then Guile comes in low. The first kick, Zach slips to his right. The second kick is slipped to the left. The third kick comes so close to his chin that Zach's only hope is to fling himself onto his back and hope that it works.

Which, by some miracle, it does!

Zach stares at Guile for a moment, eyes wide with surprise. "The students didn't get it, even after I explained the tradition," he says. "Though I made a little coin during August there, too" He sits upright before rolling towards Guile quickly. The boxer gains his feet even as he throws a left handed punch aimed at Guile's liver, aimed at wrecking the larger man's stamina. If only temporarily.

COMBATSYS: Zach successfully hits Guile with Body Blow.
- Power hit! -

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Guile            0/-------/-----==|=------\-------\0             Zach

Tilting his head to the side, Guile stares at Zach with astonishment once he realizes what had just happened with the dodging of one of his fastest moves. He shakes his head slowly and adds to the mid-fight conversation, "One day you're gonna' explain to me what the YFCC is. It's a four-letter acronym I'm not familiar with."

When Zach rushes him again, Guile attempts to get out of the way of the liver shot, only to fail miserably. He grunts as the punch lands, and lands hard. He wheels away from Zach, bringing his hands up and back to guard again. He takes a moment to breath, getting his composure back and rethinking his strategy for handling Zach.

COMBATSYS: Guile gains composure.

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Guile            0/-------/------=|=------\-------\0             Zach

The Young Fighters' Community Center," Zach says, "Run by Alma Towazu. I worked there for a while." As a janitor, which is mentioned in his file, but not by Zach. His eyes narrow as Guile tries to recover. Can't let that happen, Zach thinks, and the psion suits actions to thoughts as launches himself toward Guile.

He skids to a halt, and unloads another Soul Power-loaded left fist at Guile's jaw, throwing an explosive three-quarters punch aimed at knocking the taller man senseless!

COMBATSYS: Guile blocks Zach's Dynamite Punch.

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Guile            0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0             Zach

Guile nods his head, "Really! I should look at that. I didn't have things like that when I started out." Zach charges him again with another punch, and it's all Guile can do to get an arm up and bat the Dynamite Punch away.

As Zach travels past him, Guile twists away and leaves his foot behind to trip up Zach. Meanwhile, he gives a tug on Zach's punching arm to further along the process.

COMBATSYS: Guile successfully hits Zach with Quick Throw.
> Determined Hit! <

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Guile            0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0             Zach

Zach goes for the ride, slamming down on the tarmac. For the second time this fight, Zach finds himself staring at the clouds overhead. It'd be nice, he thinks for a moment, to simply stay down and enjoy the sight.

No. That's not him. Zach throws his legs up, rolling away from Guile as he tries to stay standing.

Zach surges forward again, this time leaping towards Guile's head. Zach lashes out with a scissors kick, sweeping through before trying to use the other leg to hook Guile's neck and slam the man to the ground, before swallowing Guile in a vertical column of Soul Power that erupts from the ground!

COMBATSYS: Guile fails to interrupt Charged Combo from Zach with Sonic Boom.
- Power fail! -

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Guile            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0             Zach

Guile falls back a few steps as Zach kicks towards him with the scissor kick. He pulls his arms wide and slashes them in as he shouts, "SONIC BOOM!" The chi attack flies high, however, and Zach catches him cleanly across the neck and slams him into the ground.
It's now Guile's turn to watch the clouds pass over head. When the column of soul power errupts around him, Guile is blasted in the air only to land hard again.

Zach lands in a crouch, only to leap towards Guile with fierce intensity. He might just win this, he thinks. However, he can also still /lose/ this match.

Zach's arc carries him toawrds Guile's prone form, and Zach leads in with a heavy, overhand punch aimed directly at Guile's solar plexus. Soul Power surges through the arm, hoping not only to drive the air out of Guile, but also drive the fight out of the larger man!

COMBATSYS: Zach successfully hits Guile with Medium Punch.

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Guile            0/-------/--=====|=------\-------\0             Zach

Guile attempts to bring his hands up from his prone position in an attempt to block his opponents attack, only to be slamed into with enough force to knock the wind out of him.

He strugles to his front, even though it's clear that he's beaten, and launches himself at Zach yet again. Swinging his back leg up, Guile aims one last flashkick towards Zach in an attempt to even it up and score a rematch.

COMBATSYS: Zach dodges Guile's Flash Kick.

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Guile            0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0             Zach

COMBATSYS: Guile has left the fight here.

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Zach             0/-------/------=|

Zach's eyes go wide as Guile brings that devastating kick to bear once more. He throws himself clear, if a bit sloppily. He skins his chin on the tarmac, scrambling to his feet to face Guile again...

...only to see that Guile isn't getting up before the ten count is given.

Zach blinks several times at that, looking at the referee with a bit of confusion even as the man raises Zach's hand in victory. He looks around nervously; he just beat Guile on Guile's home turf. He's uncertain that the people at this base are going to be too happy with him for this.

COMBATSYS: Zach has ended the fight here.

Log created on 15:44:09 04/29/2012 by Zach, and last modified on 10:13:41 04/30/2012.