Devil's Tournament - DT R3: Sagat vs Adon

Description: The world is ending for Adon. Or at least it feels that way. To be defeated badly by the hands of Ryu, but to now face his former teacher Sagat. He must somehow beat the cyclops or he is eliminated. It seems Adon is destined to continue his fall into obscurity and shame. (Winner: Sagat)

This wasn't happening.

This wasn't real.

It was the World Warrior all over again. The massive crowd stands around the great Muay Thai arena, where so many years ago, Sagat and Ryu had faced off. The moment when Muay Thai began its slow decline. The moment where Ryu had turned a certain loss into a bone-shattering victory. The moment where a giant fell, and left Muay Thai forever. But there was no Ryu thing time.

It was Adon.

Adon enters stands on the dirt floor of the ancient Muay Thai pit, where thousands upon thousands of ritualistic matches had taken place. His face bore the swaggering confidence one had always associated with the Jaguar of Muay Thai, but his mind racing. This wasn't real. This wasn't happening. He kept the smile, but his mind was a blur. The last time he had faced Sagat, he was ordered that he would not fight the current Emperor... until he faced off against Ryu. Adon had the luck to be paired with Ryu in the Devil's Tournament. The Emperor was confident that he could crush the former champion. He could reclaim the crown of Muay Thai.

But that dream was destroyed with only a Shoryuken.

Adon's jaw was still barely intact. The roar of the crowd around him grew to a cacophonic roar. They were mostly Muay Thai fans, Muay Thai practitioners. This was not just a world match, this was a match of Muay THai. Adon's mind was still at that Mexican arena, fighting Ryu. He had an opportunity to bring honor back to Muay Thai. And he lost it forever. And now, his former mentor would come, and see that the Emperor had no clothes. Adon struggles against the looming breakdown. He could win. He could beat Sagat.

Or else.

It is not really the matchup that Sagat wanted. Perhaps if he found the energy to finish off Kain and remain standing he would have the one he truely desired. Instead since that lost he has been pondering what will come next. He certainly didn't expect to find out who his next matchup was for this tournament. So it would seem Adon will get the fight he wanted from Sagat from a few months back. It probably is not a fight he wants now. Not against a healed up Sagat. Sure there are the bumps and bruises that he sustained against Kain, but those are nothing compared to the wounds he had right after the war and the battle with Vega.

Where Adon might be nervous it seems that Sagat is in a relatively calm mood when he finally steps out into the fighting pit. The people all around go crazy once the giant cyclops steps out and he raises a large hand in the air to acknowledge the cheers of his people. The people he helped defend and save while Adon hid away in some bunker with slaves and his money. He wouldn't be surprised if the man was dealing with Shadaloo the entire time.

"It seems like it is fate. A weird counterbalance to what I want." He wants to fight Ryu, but instead once again it is Adon he is faced with. At least he knows Adon's meeting with the hobo didn't end well. His mind must be in top spin right now at seeing the large Muay Thai warrior standing across from him. "Come now. Let me hear you brag. I know it means you are ready to fight."

Adon wanted Sagat's blood.

He wanted to make Sagat hate him. Make him jealous of Adon. Make him CARE about Adon, about Muay Thai, about the people he had left him behind. To drive in the dagger over how Sagat failed Muay Thai, how he abandoned them all. To show Quon how superior Adon was, how weak Sagat was. He wanted to show the world who was really the greatest, all by fighting Sagat.

But he did not want this now.

Adon was confused, enraged, and more importantly, desperate. He was backed into a corner, fearful for his life, for his standing. He was dangerously close to falling apart. There was only one light left with him. That he had defeated Sagat before, shortly after his own loss over Ryu.

Perhaps he could capture that magic again.

"Fate? Bah!" The Jaguar howls out bitterly, his voice holding a tremble in the back. Adon was struggling at the utter loss that was consuming his soul. The midlife crisis was returning, the terror. And yet, he holds up his bravado. "I have no time for your worthless platitudes, Sagat, your shallow MOCKERIES. I! ADON! THE EMPEROR OF MUAY THAI..." Adon pauses, biting his lip. He had no drive to scream, no drive to brag. No drive to troll out Sagat. As such, it is almost a limp response from the Emperor of Muay Thai, as he drops back to his defensive stance of Muay Thai, with both hands up for guard, and a leg drawn up.

"... Am ready to fight!"

So subdued. It seems that maybe Adon's own special world he has kept himself in is starting to crumble all around him. If only Sagat knew what Adon has been through he might even have a slight bit of sympathy. Something that would probably enrage Adon even more. To be pitied by a man he despises so damn much. He just nods when Adon decides to skip the shouting and says he is ready to fight. It is a start. He just has to wonder what sort of mindset the other Muay Thai fighter is really in right now. "Very well."

Even if there is a bit of pity felt by Sagat he certainly will not show mercy in this fight. He has a goal and Adon is in his way. Kain was just a bit of a bump in the road and someone he might actually have to deal with again even if he gets through Adon. He doubts that man will be in a good mood after the battle he had with Sagat. Whoever his opponent is this time around is not a lucky man.

"Keep the title. I am beyond it now." Maybe this time it is Sagat that trolls Adon a bit just to see what sort of reaction he may get. Odd how things have changed after so many years. It would be Sagat losing his temper if faced by his failure of a student just a few years ago. It would be him right now lashing out to strike instead of calmly getting into his fighting stance and preparing for battle.

COMBATSYS: Sagat has started a fight here.

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Sagat            0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Adon has joined the fight here.

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Sagat            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Adon

"Beyond it?"


Adon snaps out of his self-pity, his confusion at Sagat's words. In its place was a frothing rage. Adon took the bait, and with it, howls into a SCREAM at Sagat. "You CLAIM you are BEYOND the TITLE? THe very title you BUILT to GREATNESS?" Adon drops his guard, sweeping his hand as his eyes grow bloodshot. "How DARE you turn your back on MUAY THAI, and then consider yourself ITS BETTER! For YEARS you shy'd away the THRONE! SELF-PITYING on your FAILURES! Turning to VEGA to ASSAGE your WOUNDED EGO! To chase after your greatest failure, YOUR GREATEST LOSS!" "You chase after RYU!"

Adon stomps around the ring, every action baring his teeth, lashing out in anger with scream after scream "You are WORTHLESS Sagat! You think you are any better than Muay Thai? THAN ME? You claim you are ABOVE Muay Thai, ABOVE such titles. Quon TOLD me your LOVELY philosophy. Above titles. FEH! You only ABANDON those whose TRUST you have BROKEN! Such a MAJESTIC LESSON you have given to Quon. A hero through and through... until he loses. Then off to COWER AWAY, while he can CLAIM he is the GREATEST. You should have seen his face when I told him the TRUE SAGAT.

"But the man who slew Go Hibiki over a mere INSULT."

Adon lunges towards Sagat, leaping through the air. That cocky grin was in full force now, the Emperor surging back into his drive, his meaning. Howling out at the Tiger of Muay Thai, he continues to scream. "You are nothing Sagat! NOTHING!" Tumbling through the air, he arcs his heel back, carefully sailing through the air. His foot burning with chi, he roars out the name of the attack... before releasing it late, low to the ground as Sagat's shins.


COMBATSYS: Sagat just-defends Adon's Jaguar Kick!

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Sagat            0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Adon

Now there is the Adon he knows. That single eye narrows some as he nods. Now he knows he will at least have something of a challenge from the other Muay Thai fighter. "Quon has his own path to follow. He had courage to stand against Vega even though he knew he had no chance. Could you do the same?" he asks and then he soon finds it is time to stop talking. Adon is ready to fight and he comes in to strike rather quickly. It isn't quick enough because the larger fighter takes a step back and he unleashes a low kick himself to deflect the one aimed at him before hopping back a step to put some seperation between himself and Adon.

"You will learn one day. Who knows when." It certainly took him several years to come to realize that a change in direction will do wonders for a person no matter what walk of life. He just isn't sure if Adon will live long enough to realize it. His cockiness will get him killed one day. He closes in quickly before he allows Adon too much time to recover from the denied strike. This time it is Adon who will deal with a fast kick from the powerful tree trunk like leg of Sagat as he aims to slam his foot right into the chest of the smaller fighter. "We all change eventually."

COMBATSYS: Sagat successfully hits Adon with Light Kick.

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Sagat            0/-------/-------|===----\-------\0             Adon

The kick was skillfully, almost perfectly blocked. The Emperor's rage was growing hotter with every moment. When he is given a moment to recover, it only serves to make him even more furious. Readying himself to dodge the kick, he tries to side step the low kick.
And Adon is smashed through.

Knocked to the ground with a tumble Adon is already up. "DON'T tell me about COURAGE, SAGAT. Don't act as if you are BETTER than me, SAGAT! My path was to FOLLOW in your FOOTSTEPS. To be GROOMED to be the GREATEST of MUAY THAI. You ABANDONED ME, SAGAT! YOU had LEFT ME before I BLOSSOMED to my TRUE POTENTIAL! My path is to be the GREATEST of MUAY THAI, a path that I have had to fight, tooth and nail, ALONE." Leaping in the air again, he lashes his hands out. Adon was a feral cat now, all his anger rolling out. Should he make contact with Sagat, he would grip the giant by his shoulders, and flip over his head. Using the pivot, he would land behind him, and hurl the massive man to the ground. He had mocked Sagat before. But this wasn't mocking.

This was a confession.

COMBATSYS: Sagat blocks Adon's Jaguar Carry.

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Sagat            0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0             Adon

The rant from Adon surprises Sagat a bit. He didn't expect anything like that to be said. Either Adon has found a new way to be tricky or the man is finally having a nervous breakdown of epic proportions. Even if it was not meant to serve as a distraction it does really well there for a few moments. It allows Adon to get a grip on Sagat, but the larger figther manages to keep his footing and he reaches up to overpower Adon and just let the man sail away without ever getting a firm enough grip to have a chance to toss the former emporer to the ground.

"I did." He isn't going to argue the point. He is the one that created what Adon become. Through his own selfish ambitions and desire for revenge left Adon unattended and he became spoiled and selfish fool himself. He is actually left a bit unsure how to respond to things any other way other than saying two words. "I'm sorry."

Of course being sorry for the past isn't stopping him from coming after Adon. Even if he is having a nervous breakdown the red haired fighter is dangerous and still is intending to take down Sagat to try and salvage something for his shattered Ego. The large hands reach out to grab Adon by that hair to tug his head forward and down so it can meet a powerful knee strike. Three of them to be exact before shoving Adon away.

COMBATSYS: Sagat successfully hits Adon with Tiger Rage.

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Sagat            0/-------/----===|=======\-------\1             Adon

I'm Sorry.

The rage was gone. The anger was gone. And in its place, the confusion surged back. This wasn't a trick, per say. It was Adon being desperate, trying to lash out. He hit the nerve, yes. But if Adon was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, it was due to his own clinging of the past. The past years were secure for him. But recent events just proved just how sad he was, how pathetic he was, how utterly alone. And Sagat just pushed him over that edge.

With just two words.

"You... you can't be sorry." Adon stammers as Sagat breaks from the throw. Adon tries to slip away, but it is obvious to even the people in the audience that Adon was falling to pieces. He doesn't even resist it when the knne strike, not even bracing against it. By the time the third blow is unleashed, blood is flowing from his broken nose. But Adon hardly cared. He was stunned. Confused. Stumbling away from Sagat, he just clutches his head. "You can NEVER be SORRY. You can't ever be FORGIVEN. You... YOU..."

"... No...."

The screaming falls to an anguished whimper, the Emperor's world falling apart around him. Surging back towards Sagat, he does not attempt a blind rush, but a stumble. His footing was wrong. Attempting to latch on to the Emperor again, he will try to cling to him, unleashing his own knee into the bigger man's groin. If successful, he would then simply toss him to the ground. It wasn't a passionate attack, no. Adon was stuck on autopilot.

This wasn't happening.

This wasn't real.

COMBATSYS: Adon successfully hits Sagat with Jaguar Slam.

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Sagat            0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1             Adon

It is a pitiful sight. In all honesty a good chunk of the crowd is actually confused as to what is happening here. Wasn't this supposed to be a giant battle and instead it seems almost as if they are getting to see a man self destruct emotionally. Then again that unstable emotion seems to actually help Adon in this case. Sagat stands his ground when the other man comes in and he looks unsure what to do about it and before he really makes a decision he finds that knee slamming into his groin. There is a loud grunt, but it does weaken the larger fighter enough that he is shoved away and stumbles back a few steps as he goes down to a knee.

There is a bit of a low growl before he shakes his head and starts to stand. "Don't forgive me if you wish. Even if you don't it does not change the fact I am sorry." he says while staring down the other fighter. "Even so this is a fight, Adon. If you aren't wanting it stand down or I will keep attacking." he tells the smaller fighter before he comes forward once again. He then brings a hand back and then swings it about to backfist Adon right across the face. "Now snap out of it and fight! Or are you going to let a defeated old man do this to you?" He seems to be trying to ignite a fight under Adon now. Is it going to work? He has no idea. He hasn't ever seen the an in this sort of state before.

COMBATSYS: Adon blocks Sagat's Medium Punch.

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Sagat            0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1             Adon

Adon had come in for a fight. But has he lands the harsh, crippling blow unto Sagat, he didn't even feel the fight. Sagat was trying to pull him out of his sinking ship. But the collapse was going too fast now. As Sagat comes back with a backfist to the fist, the Emperor is already blocking the crushing blow. The fire dying out from under Adon, he just seeths at the Former Emperor, as the crowd stares dumbfounded.

"So this is why you took on Quon."

"You ABANDONED ME, and TOOK QUON TO REPLACE ME." Adon stammers, the Emperor looking more and more like he was crashing. "Don't pretend you CARE. I was just another THING to you. A SYMBOL of your PRIDE." But the Emperor's meltdown is cut short when something is hurled into the arena.

A pink-frosted cupcake.

The first cupcake lands by the Emperor's foot, while the second hits Adon squarely in the cheek. The frosting stains his face, earning a growl from the Jagaur. A group in the audience, the same from the Mexico fight, are holding a banner, chanting a variant of the chant from the Mexican arena. The words they shout share the same message as the great, homemade banner.

"Your Cupcake is Still Denied!"

Adon sways from the audience, as the cupcakes continue to pelt. The spiral was growing faster now. "I lived for power, SAGAT. I was all about POWER. I will never stop fighting, SAGAT. I will NEVER turn my back on MUAY THAI, like you. It will ALWAYS be a part of me, to the end of my DAYS. That is why I am better than you Sagat... That will be why I will always be better than YOU!" Ducking down, Adon scoops up a cupcake, and with a sharp throw, hurls it at Sagat's good eye... before hurling himself forward, attempting to take down Sagat, knocking them both to the ground...

Where he will try to strangle the larger man.

COMBATSYS: Sagat blocks Adon's Power Throw.

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Sagat            0/-------/--=====|=======\===----\1             Adon

In a way it might be a reason why he took Quon. A way to try and right a wrong. To train someone properly and not have them turn out a total mess like Adon did. The results of his failure as a teacher are too apparent right now as he stares down his ex student who soon starts to get pelted with cupcakes. That eye narrows some as he actually takes his attention off of Adon as he looks into the crowd itself. He does not like interference in his fights. Even if the fight has turned into perhaps one of the oddest encounters he has had in a long time.

He turns back in time just to see the cupcake being tossed at him and he manages to bat it out of the way before he is pushed back from the impact of Adon slamming into him in an attempt to drag Sagat to the ground. he is just too big and too strong as he works at grappling with the other fighter. "Not a replacement. Just a part of making amends with what I have done." he murmurs as he soon grits his teeth and use his strength to push Adon away before following up with a leap forward to slam his knee right into the chest of Adon in a bonecrushing manner. Hopefully it has enough force to push Adon back. "Better than me? Why are you the one being pelted and jeered? If you care so much about power and Muay Thai why do you squander your days gloating and doing nothing else? I thought I at least trained you well enough to act like you have a pair of balls."

COMBATSYS: Sagat successfully hits Adon with Tiger Crush.

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Sagat            0/-------/-======|=======\======-\1             Adon

"Making Amends?"

"KYA HA HA!" Comes the first peal of laughter from the Emperor of Muay Thai. As he struggles against the titan, he tenses up his body, letting it burn in pain as the Tiger of Muay Thai shoves him away. The Knee breaks the ribs of the Emperor. But at least, he was still in the fight. But through it all, Adon just keeps laughing. The laughing fills the entire arena, the shrill cackling silencing the crowd further. Even the cupcake crowd cease, watching this plane approach the ground. As Adon lands on the ground, he staggers up, finally gasping out manic, panicked words to his former master.

"Then that is another thing you failed me in, Sagat."

"Kya Ha Ha!" The Emperor continues to cackle, but there was no mirth in his eyes. "So I continue to burn out, and fail, and lose to everything that Muay Thai needed to beat. You failed me in every way, Sagat. And that's all I am to you. Your failure. And that's.... Ahahahahahaahhahahaa"

And then the laughter grows hotter as Adon burns with energy.

Hurling himself into Sagat, he just laughs harder and harder as he unleashes the eight limbs of Muay Thai into his former master. Fist, Foot, Knee, and Elbow all hammer into the scarred remains that Ryu had left Sagat. Rising up with a knee, he will try to cling to the Emperor, smashing him again and again in the chest with his elbows... before working up to the face. And there, he would finish the combo with something only Adon would think to try. Squealing with desperate, shrill laughter, he will flip up into the air, and aim the finishing kick into Sagat's eye. Not his good one, no.

But the eyepatched one.

COMBATSYS: Adon successfully hits Sagat with Jaguar Thousand.
- Power hit! -

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Sagat            1/------=/=======|===----\-------\0             Adon

It would seem he will not understand. Sagat really wonders why he is even trying to help repair that shattered ego at all. He doesn't want to care about it all. He would like to just not even think about Adon anymore if he could help it. Maybe it is because if he can find some form of redemption perhaps there could be saving Adon as well? Of course he would want to be saved. He isn't sure Adon has come to terms that he needs a change of direction. He still clings to the past. A past everyone has moved on.

The former emporer remains silent as Adon continues to talk. He is perhaps ready to respond only to find Adon is ready to really fight. He unleashes a fit of rage that makes him dangerous at times. Something if he could actually focus he truely could be as good as he often claims to be or even better. It is a fury even the large form of Sagat has trouble dealing with and as that final kick slams into his eye the patch is torn from the head of Sagat as he is knocked back and falls over. Finally it seems Adon has grounded the ex master.

"That's it. That is what I wanted to see." he says and he starts to get back up. He doesn't bother reaching for the patch. The empty socket of where his second eye once was is on full display combined with the scar tissue that has grown over over the years since he lost it. "Talent. What I know you can do when you want. A failure couldn't do that to me." he points out and then there is a bit of a sadistic grin. "Now I can take this fight seriously." he brings his hands back as they ignite with the glow of energy and he then steps forward as he slings both hands in front of him and firing off that energy right at his ex student. "TIIIIGAAAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Adon dodges Sagat's Tiger Shot.

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Sagat            1/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Adon

Adon couldn't understand. Or at least, he wouldn't let himself understand. The truth cut much harder than the easy scapegoats that Adon could rely on. Scapegoats that, for the longest time, he could use as a crutch. Scapegoats that had long passed their prime, and that the emperor could no longer rely on. Leaving him only with cold comforts that consisted of the unifying truth.

That it was all his fault.

Faster and faster the Emperor went, and as the final blow knocks clean the eyepatch off the former Emperor of Muay Thai. Gasping for air, Adon lands with a bounce as he flips back off. Licking his chops, he is already rushing towards Sagat. "It doesn't matter what you want to see anymore, Sagat. I fight to prove MYSELF, Sagat." As the Tigah Shot is unleashed, he leaps over it with a flying bound, sailing over the wave of energy.

"Not to ENTERTAIN you."

The exposed eyepatch was all that the Emperor was focusing on. Confidence was surging back. He tasted blood; he tasted weakness. "I FIGHT for MUAY THAI!" He screams as he dives towards Sagat's face. Should he successfully reach it, he will latch on, and deliver a single, clean elbow smash directly into the scarred over eyesocket of Sagat, leaving only one bitter question for the Tiger of Muay Thai.

"What do YOU fight for?"

COMBATSYS: Sagat auto-guards Adon's Aggressive Strike!

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Sagat            1/-------/=======|===----\-------\0             Adon

Even if his blast had not hit the mark this has allowed Sagat time to prepare for the incoming Adon. He brings up a hand and he catches that elbow coming his way and uses his strength once again to keep Adon from hitting him as he shoves him back. "What I fight for? You can't hear them?" he asks. There is heckling, and general shouting, but there are several chants for Sagat throughout the crowd of Thai spectators. Many of those peppered about the crowd are even military that were men that fought with Sagat during the war. Those that laid their life on the line with him. "I fight to regain their respect. To be their hero once more and this time I won't take it for granted."

He then just starts to laugh a bit. "This conversation. I never expected to have it with you. We really must be getting old." The more this goes on the more he can't help but find this so odd. Is this like how he was the last time he fought Ryu? Did that hobo find similar amusement when it was Sagat that was the misguided one? "Adon......forget the past. The rest of us have." Of course he might try to help with the forgetting part. It isn't the nicest way of doing it, but the large fighter soon closes the distance and he leaps forward as he slings a foot forward to plant it into the face of Adon.

COMBATSYS: Adon blocks Sagat's Medium Kick.

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Sagat            1/-------/=======|=====--\-------\0             Adon

"Forget the past?"

Adon's offense is stopped cold by Sagat. When the foot comes flying in, the Emperor tucks in his legs and throws up his arms. Blocking the crushing blow, he protects his face... and nearly breaks in his arms in the process. The Jagaur's eyes were burning. And yet, Sagat only seemed to grow more placid. The Emperor seethed. "I will never forget the past! The old Sagat would have nearly killed me over an insult like that! You are soft now, Sagat! Bah! I was a FOOL to IDEALIZE YOU!" Rushing back towards Sagat, he lets loose a lowered voice, the manic screaming growing more and more focused.
"Muay Thai has no need for a man like you."

"You are past Muay Thai, SAGAT? Then prove it! Reject MUAY THAI!" Bounding through the air once again, Adon keeps the pressure on Sagat's face. He had torn open a weakness there. Raising both elbows high, he attempts to hop on the shoulders of the giant, and smash both of his elbows right into the face of the man. All while throwing down his ultimatum. "Announce that YOU have abandoned us, just like how Quon has abandoned his own home! Act, Sagat! If you have turned you back on Muay Thai....

"Tell the world that you have!"

COMBATSYS: Sagat interrupts Fierce Punch from Adon with Tiger Uppercut.

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Sagat            1/-----==/=======|=======\===----\1             Adon

Adon is probably lucky this is not the Sagat of old. Indeed he might just have been a dead man. Probably much sooner than this even. It isn't a defeated and soft man he has encountered. It is a man who has gained wisdom through the years and has learned to control his temper. If Adon is thinking that the former emporer has gone soft he soon finds out how very wrong he is. That fist cocks back and while Adon pushes up to try and strike Sagat it happens in a flash. A powerful fist slamming into the chin of the other fighter with all of Sagat's weight behind it as he erupts skywards. Twisting about in the air he lands firmly on both feet and back in the readied position to defend himself.

"You are the fool for living into the past and even more of one not listening to me." he says calmly as that single good eye stays focused on Adon's form. "I am beyond being an emporer of Muay Thai. I am a fighter for not just for it, but for our people. The same people that would cheer you if you would let them. Instead it is you that reject our values and only care about wealth and power. I didn't get soft. I got smart."

He put alot of power in the punch, but he seems to respect the fact Adon might not be finished off by it and calmly waits to see what happens. "If you must know. I don't want to be the emporer because of one thing. I am no emporer. I -am- the GOD of Muay Thai."


Well, in one way, it was luck. Adon was fortunate that his dreams, his delusions, were reaching the end of their journey. Adon was a fool. He was too self-absorbed in the past, in his indulgences, to make any sense. It wasn't Sagat that was holding Adon back.

It was Adon.

As the uppercut comes, Adon feels his jaw shatter. Ryu only had softened it up. The Emperor's grin fades, it was too painful to smile. Collapsing on the ground with a sickening thump, he rolls from side to side, struggling to rise up. Glaring across the ring, his eyes burn. Despite the immense pain, the blood pouring from his mouth, he lets loose one final epitath. "You... are... no.... god. I AM ADON! THE EMPEROR OF MUAY THAI! AND NO ONE... No... one..." Adon takes but two steps towards Sagat, body blazing with energy.

Before collapsing, face first, on the ground.


Adon has been eliminated from the Devil's Tournament.

COMBATSYS: Adon takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Adon can no longer fight.

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And with that it seems that the mental breakdown and the shouting has come to the end as the crowd erupts into a frenzy as Sagat remains standing. "A useless title until you change your ways. Stop making a mockery of our style." He isn't even sure Adon can even hear him at this point. Even so perhaps somehow the words reached him. Something to be etched into his brain and think about. Will he ever change? Or will just finally self destruct? Sagat is almost interested to see what may happen.

For now he just raises his arms in the air as the crowd cheers him on. To hear his people accept him as a warrior and champion once more makes him feel good. It even makes him smile as he turns about. Now to move on and see whatever might be next in his path. Will it be Ryu? If it is that would make entering this tournament worth it even if he loses once more. He could care less about this supposed devil. To meet his rival in battle once more and to finally win is what he truely desires. As for Adon? Sagat is long gone by the time he awakens in a bed bandaged and alone.

COMBATSYS: Sagat has ended the fight here.

As the Jagga falls, screeching his last until the moment he strikes the dirt, many faces watch from the sidelines. Most are caught in mid-cheer, waiting with breath either bated or most thoroughly released to see the outcome called - but a precious few have deeper thoughts and feelings, having seen the unexpected unfold.

In the very front of the crowd is one such, out of her usual clothing but marked well by the shock of virulent crimson-dyed hair that is a part of her trademark. Aoi Himezaki stands statuesque amidst the throng, resonating with her usual combination of unrelenting confidence and rebellious moxy, gaze riveted over the top of not her usual leather mask - but a simple black scarf, tied to keep the underside of her face covered. Her attire is new, her torso plastered in a shirt bearing a garish, cartoony portrait of... a cupcake.

Arms held at her sides, posture faintly slouched, Zaki stands still as those around her begin to show their appreciation for Sagat's display, vulpine blue eyes remaining locked upon the fallen Adon. Her brows knitted, she remains that way for long, long moments, breathing in slowly before relaxing, stretching out her back and glancing heavenward, as though to remove the impression of his face from her mind.

Pathetic, she wants to say. Weak. She wants to disparage him, to spit on him. Even if nobody hears or cares.

But this, this is what he deserved. No more and no less. In some ways, she can almost pity him.

There's really nothing worth saying.

"So let it be done," she murmurs in broken English, complete with a rolling 'r' in place of the 'l', as her gaze sweeps down, over Adon and Sagat both, as she begins to turn away. A moment later she's truly disappeared into the pressing masses, en route to better things-- she took her share of Adon already, and his former master took all that remained. What happens next is up to the Emperor of Muay Thai.

Log created on 20:05:06 05/08/2012 by Sagat, and last modified on 10:26:00 05/14/2012.