The Profound Darkness is the creator of evil. Immensely powerful, his abilites dwarf that of even the Beast Rune. the prince of the highlands's just one human. Relying on nothing more than his own strength, he fights on. No one single creature can stop him. He fights on, no matter what..
Not even the personfication of evil's anything more than another -pig- for the slaughter in his eyes. He won't stop. He can't be stopped. He's Luca Blight, and nothing will stop his mad rampage.
Profound Darkness: 48
There are, perhaps, many cliches that can be applied to this match.
On the one hand, you have the young, blonde girl.
Clearly, she will be unable to have the intelligence to make her way to the arena, and will instead stay at home and cook Rudy dinner while creating several humorous anecdotes about her.
On the other hand, however, you have a tree.
While his greatest fears are clearly involve either a chainsaw or nightmares involving condominiums in the middle of Mua Forest, a master mage/pyromaniac blonde witch girl slaying the evil tree demon is a pretty close second. (After all, it's how it goes in the anime, though perhaps with more panty shots there.)
However, this is the Role-Playing Game Duelling League.
No one believes in such silly trite cliches here.
So, instead, you have Edge mocking Exdeath while Timelord kills him for attempting to steal the secrets of Overdrive from him, while Yuri attempts to use FFX-2 Rikku as a human shield to avoid Piastol cutting in half.
Meanwhile, Cecilia's busy chasing Sten out of the ring for stealing her panties and bragging about it in earshot(Moments before Timelord rips Exdeath into small pieces, to her later chagrin.).
As for the judges box, it's in an uproar, between Ghaleon succeeding at killing Guido Mogay for selling "Magical Girl Ghaleon: Feel The Magic" T-Shirts(Featuring, very unfortunately, a Magical Girl Ghaleon pantyshot.), Piastol having left it abruptly for various reasons, and Zelos is trying to remove Badrach's lungs through the top of his skull after he tried hitting on her(With some measure of success.).
And over all, a majestic flock of Dezolisian Penguins fly in front of a beautiful azure sunset.
Well, it's not like I said they didn't believe in cliches here, is it?
Cecilia Lyne Adelhyde: 43
A very little known fact about Overdrive is that it doesn't really stop time, it simply makes the caster infinitely fast for a period of time.
In theory, time still passes for the victim of overdrive, just infinately slowly. Thus Mewtwo experiences an infinately small amount of time between Time Eclipses.
Mewtwo probably won't petrify on the first few rounds, but since TimeLord gets 7 tries, Mewtwo will get petrified sooner or later.
However, what won the match for TimeLord wasn't statusing Mewtwo, it was confusing Mewtwos body during those infinately short periods of time between Time Eclipses. As a body, try deciding whether or not you should turn to stone. Try doing it in an infinately short period of time. Up to six times.
Mewtwos body was unable to cope, and Mewtwo instantly transformed into a pumpkin as a result.
"...what do you mean, you're going to trick her because of what she's done to you?" Yuri said. "You've...been the one to play the tricks on her every time. You're not getting delusional on me, are you Edge?"
"She tried to kill both of us!" "..." "She did!" "...Edge, that was after we screwed her plans up the first time." "...so? Those plans were aimed against us!" Edge said, annoyed. "And she's prejudiced against ninjas, too."
"...so you're going to find some way to go through all the ridiculous amounts of guards she has posted on that match and annoy her?" Yuri said. "...Why bother? Learn to let it go, Edge." He said, leaning up against a tree. "Why the hell did you want to come all the way out here to talk, anyways?"
"She's got all the bars tapped, along with my room." Edge said simply. "...that is a horrible pun." Yuri said, smacking him upside the head. "...What?" Edge said, annoyed. "I wasn't making a pun. Anyways, all we have to do is find some way to publicly annoy her..." "And I pull you out of the fire. Forget it, Edge." Yuri said, walking off.
"...damnit. There has to be some way to get at her!" Edge said, annoyed, kicking at the ground.
Which promptly depressed, and loudly clicked.
"...AAAH!" Edge said, leaping to one side quickly. He then stood up and looked around. "...Hmmm. Okay, so this isn't a secret ninja training ground? Damn. So what the hell was..." He trailed off, as he heard a loud rumbling. "...okay, maybe it is." Edge said, looking around warily.
Then a large cloud of dust poured from a now-obvious, massive opening in the ground. Edge's gaze was drawn to it, fascinated. Then drawn up. And up...
"..." Edge said, awestruck. "...this is perfect. Thank you, every god that's listening. Even the evil ones!" Edge said happily, running towards the object he saw...
It was a fierce battle, but perhaps a forgone one.
Piastol was far faster than her opponent, and far more damaging. His stamina was great, but the Seraph simply couldn't hold out against her onslaught.
Then a column of light flashed overhead.
Which promptly smashed into a nearby lake, vaporising it and killing everyone in a half-mile radius of it, as well as entirely wiping a small town off the map.
"...Damnit, I'm no good with technology." Edge said irritably, from the cockpit of the Yggdrasil IV, as it replaced the Yggdrasil Cannon. "And now this thing's low on fuel. Well, time to just step on her, then." He said, shrugging, as he piloted the massive, city-sized mecha towards the arena.
"..." Yuri said, watching the giant robot approach the arena. "...that's it, I am getting the hell out of here right now." He said, running as fast as possible from the arena. "And I really have to ask Edge how the hell he got that thing."
"...Bart, didn't...you...put that in storage after they rebuilt it for the exhibition matches?" Margie said, looking up at the advancing mech worriedly.
"...Yes. I am going to kill whoever stole it!" Bart said, rushing up to the outer edge of the arena, and looking at the mech.
"And that's what you get for letting your guard down!" Piastol said, breaking through the distracted Seraph's defenses, to deliver the final blow. "Now, what are they all yelling...ab...out..." She trailed off, as she stared up into the face of the Yggdrasil IV.
"Hehehehe. Ahahahaha...ahaahahahahahahahahahahahaha!" Edge laughed maniacally into the loudspeakers. "Nothing can stop me now! I'm going to smash Piastol into the ground, from four floors up!"
"...damnit, I always knew he'd go mad from power." Yuri said, watching the events from a comfortably far distance from the arena. "...well, if he ever got power, which I didn't think was likely."
"SPECIAL ULTIMATE MEGATON NINJITSU KICK OF DOOM!" Edge screamed, as he stepped on the arena.
Missing Piastol and the arena entirely.
"...damnit, I really never was that good with machinery." Edge said. "Fine! ULTIMATE NINJA PUNCH!" He said, punching downwards.
"...this can't be happening." Piastol said, watching the gargantuan fist descend towards the arena. "...On the upside, I did just get to see Bart try to grab a fist that has to weigh megatons." She said, watching Bart fly past. "Now, to finish this stupidity..."
The fist of Yggdrasil IV came crashing down.
Piastol, with lightning fast speed, lept into the air, and slammed her scythe into the mech's arm as it passed, embedding it deeply in the arm.
And passed. And passed, demolishing the four stacked arenas and killing most of the crowd.
"Hmm, it's not Lamington's day, is it. He was right under that." Piastol said, hoisting herself up on a convenient ledge on the arm. "Now, to climb up this thing."
"Hey! That's cheating!" Edge said, desperately trying to control the mech well enough to shake Piastol off the arm. "Get off!"
"...does he seriously...never mind, he was yelling ridiculous attack names a moment ago." Piastol said, sighing, as she hoisted herself onto the shoulder, and ran up to the massive bridge.
"...Oh hell." Edge said, watching her approach. "Um...um...Yuri?" He said into the loudspeaker, as he desperately jammed on buttons that he hoped would knock off Piastol.
"..." Yuri stared up at the scene. "...I am not trying to stall a Godlike while you try to find some way to make your giant mech fall on it, Edge." He said, knowing full well that Edge couldn't hear him. "Sorry, you're on your own on this one."
"Edge, you have ruined my day over, and over, and over, and over and over and over and over!" Piastol said, her voice rising to a near-shriek. "But this is it. You're going to have pain redefined in a thousand new ways today!" She yelled, rushing up to the cockpit.
"...damnit, damnit, damnit, damnit, damnit!" Edge said, slamming on random levers. "There's got to be something, anything, anywhere, that can save me from thi-"
He was cut off as he suddenly was thrown to the floor, as the Yggdrasil IV majestically rose into the air, powered by massive thrusters.
Then sputtered and ran out of it's already-heavily-diminished fuel.
"...he really isn't good with machinery." Piastol said, watching the massive Gear hurtle towards the ground. "Well, I think it's time to jump off this thing. With luck, I'll just break a few dozen bones and will live long enough to spit on Edge's grave." She said, waiting for the best time to leap off the giant Gear.
"..." Edge said, watching the ground approach.
"...Well, it's time to use my final, ultimate move!" Edge said.
"...wait, right, the smokebombs only get me out of battles." He said, watching the ground rapidly approach. "Okay, plan B." He said, rushing down a hallway. "Come on, there has to be something, anything, anywhere, that can get me out o-"
"CHU!" Chu-Chu said, hurtling into Edge.
"...um...what?" Edge said, staring at the pink round animal. "No time for that." He said, hoisting her up as he ran towards an exit. "Gotta get out of here!"
"Chu? They locked me up in here, Bart did, he said it was because Margie wanted me to stay in the Yggdrasil like a good little chu, and I was getting so lonely and bored from being in here for months and months, and then chu came along and saved me from it and now we're going to live happily together, chu!"
"...Why did I pick this thing up?" Edge said, tossing Chu-Chu into the open hatch, as he rushed out of the falling Gear. "Oh, maybe I can use it to cushion the fall slightly." Edge said, picking up Chu-Chu, and leaping off the falling mech.
Yggdrasil IV hit the ground a couple of seconds later, flattening Piastol's arena even more than it had been previously, along with most of the people foolish enough to stand around and watch it's fall.
"...Okay, now what." Edge said, as he fell. "Damnit, falls aren't supposed to take this long, I have time to think about what went wrong."
"Chu? You saved me, chu! I'll save you chu! It's a chu for one deal!" Chu-Chu said, sparkling.
"...give me one reason not to throw you as far as possible for..." Edge said, trailing off, as Chu-Chu grew into her large form.
"Chu!" She yelled, grabbing Edge as she grew.
Then they both hit the ground.
However, by this time, Chu-Chu was large enough to take the impact with only loud, yet incredibly cute, squeaking sounds of pain.
Edge himself got little more than whiplash from the impact.
"..." Edge said. "...that's it, I need a drink."
"You have way too damned much luck." Yuri said, sighing. "I doubt you learned a thing from this."
"Oh, sure I did." Edge said, sighing. "I'm going to stop bothering with grudges after this, if I can at all help it. It's not worth it at all."
"...huh, I would have figured you wouldn't have changed a bit after making out that well, what with Piastol breaking almost every bone in her body and you coming out with a sore neck and a bunch of pink fuzz all over you." Yuri said, taking a sip of his drink.
"Oh, no, believe me. I've been punished enough from this."
"Chu! I finally found chu!" Chu-Chu said, happily rushing into the bar. "The chu savior of chu, the one that kept me from falling chu my doom and being lonely chu!"
"Mostly, now this thing's obsessed with me." Edge said with a sigh, as he finished he drink, and made ready to run like hell from the cute little fuzzball.
"And stop laughing." Edge said, smacking the helpless-with-laughter Yuri upside the head, as he dashed out of the room.
Gilgamesh was frustrated.
On the one hand, Gilgamesh wanted to win this match.
On the other, Keith had offered to give him all but his two best swords for throwing the match.
As an avid sword collector, such a deal couldn't possibly be passed up, could it?
So, naturally, he called his best friend, Butz. Who, after about a half an hour of trying to remind him that he had a restraining order against him and they were not, in fact, very good friends ever since the time Gilgamesh "borrowed" all of his swords(He gave them back. Eventually.), gave in, decided not to turn him into the police, and helped him out with his little problems.
After all, the match was over as soon as soon as Gilgamesh entered the arena. The judges would look the other way this once.
And, sure enough, it worked.
As Gilgamesh's dusty Zantetsuken slashed down the stunned Keith in a single blow, the crowd stood, stunned. Why take such a risk in this battle?
Then a massive "OVERKILLED" appeared over Keith's head.
And that's the story of how Gilgamesh got two Deathblade Jirus. Sure, he can't use them legally in the DL, but it's a great story, and a great showpiece in his collection, isn't it?
Butz's jaw dropped like a guillotine, though. He'd just said that to be rid of Gilgamesh. There was absolutely no reason for a mechanic from the world of Spira to work in that match.
Clearly, the power of obliviousness is strong.
Keith Valentine: 22
Rune looked on with a certain smug self satification. It had taken a lot of work to manage to find a way to tie up Feena for the entire day. Once that was done..
"Mmpph!" Justin stood tied in Rune's room, gagged and bound to a chair.
"You aren't interfering with my match this time, idiot. Stay out of my way while I acsend and claim a much overdue win."
Rune smirked at Kika. His plan had worked brilliantly. Feena was still away, Justin was still secured. Strange, though. Instead of her usual flunkies, a small, blonde haired woman stood in her corner. The blonde walked out of Kika's corner, and smiled a in seductive manner at Rune.
"Hey, cutie. I've got one thing to say to you.. " *THUNK*
Lilly the Skull lifted her trademark frying pan off of Rune's now dented cranium, and grinned evilly. "That's what you get for tying up my son like that.. you... you.. PERVERT!" Lilly angrily shoved photos in Rune's face.
Due to some suggestive camera work and lighting, it looked like Rune's tying up of Justin was going to lead to something.. more. A dazed Rune looked at the picture, and saw a few lines of text below it.
"I figured you'd try to do something to my poor husband. So I took a few photos, and showed them to Lilly.. who just happens to be an old seamate of Kika's. Naturally, Kika was more than willing to spread these around the DL if you don't agree to forefit the match." -Feena
The Esper left the arena without saying another word.
Rune sat in the infirmary, nursing a cracked skull. Some things just weren't worth fighting over. "..Feena will pay, though! And Lilly! And Kika! Just as soon as my head stops hurting and I can find those damn negatives.."
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The match... wasn't quite what everyone had expected:
"..." said Crono, staring at Rei.
"Well don't that just beat all..." puzzled Rei, wondering what Crono's reason for holding back was.
"Well don't that just beat all..."
"Well don't that just beat all..."
"Well don't that just beat all..."
"There's no getting offa this train we're on!"
"...?" Crono sweatdropped as Barret entered the arena, attracted by the inane banter.
Rei looked over at the AVALANCHE member. "Well don't that just beat all..."
"We've gotta do it for the planet!" nodded Barret.
The judges were unsure. They wanted to call interference, but Barret hadn't actually taken anyone's *side.* At least, they didn't *think* so, but with this level of conversation, who could tell?
"Well don't that beat all..."
"There's no getting offa this train we're on!"
"For the glory of trapezoids! My penumbra speaks up in the name of science!" Yes, Liz had entered the arena as well.
"Well, don't that beat all?"
"But what about Marlene!?!" soulfully wailed Barret.
"Pika pika! Pikachu!"
"It's a-me! Mah-rio!
"Science shall prevail! Bulkogiden is the parfait of 'love!'"
"COR BLIMEY! Will somebody *please* stop this stupid conversation?!? At least *I* know when a catch phrase is gettin' old, ya know?
"Will somebody please think of the children?!?" piped in Daravon, whose relative lucidity proved once an for all that the time-space continuum has a set limit as to the sheer amount of inanity allowed in a given volume of space.
Barret tapped Yangus on the shoulder, shaking his head. "There ain't no gettin' off of this train we're on," he said with finality.
"Pika pi!" chimed in Pikachu.
At about this point, Squall finished junctioning the last of his spells, and fired Eden into the arena, propelling the entire mass of gathered characters into a nearby galaxy and creating a black hole that warped the very laws of nature themselves and crushed Crono and Rei together into a single entity: Cray!
Of course, the damage that resulted from Cray plummeting to earth at the end of the summon killed the new Woren, (as well as all of the other characters in the arena at the time) so the judges flipped a coin to see who won.
Squall was unanimously cheered by everyone watching the spectacle. Even Luca Blight was moved to buy Squall a beer (Well, technically, kill a beer vendor and take a beer, but who's quibbling?) for, as he put it, "Stopping the pigs from squealing."
"..." replied Squall. "Whatever."
"I'm telling you, Sten, this is going to be the opportunity of our lives!"
"Yeah, right", Sten grumbled and haughtily snorted at the Genome. He tended to come up with those "one in a lifetime chances" about every week, and they usually ended up in a hospital bed with furious nurses stabbing needles onto their eyes. GRANTED: the nurses looked pretty good. But that was the reason they aimed for the eyeballs to begin with. Zidane kept his plea, ignoring the other monkey's disdain.
"It's all here, monkeyboy. The key to paradise... in this", Zidane said in a cocky smile. He took out a delicate green envelope sealed by a flower stamp from his coat pocket, and started shaking it in his fingers. "This one is hot, I tell ya! And we're going to get the sights of our lives thanks to this letter!"
Sten nodded his head, looking at the letter, vaguely confused. "So, you've got a letter. So what?". Zidane narrowed his eyes intently, flipping the envelope so his partner could see what was written in the back of the envelope. The phrase "An invitation from the community of Alma Kinan" was printed in a beautiful floral pattern. Sten's eyes widened, and drool inavertedly started dripping from his lips. The monkey trickster suddenly sprang forward towards the letter, with a lecherous grin on his face. "Al... Alma Kinan! Let me read that letter! LET ME READ IT!"
Zidane pushed his partner back with an arm, stretching the other one to keep the letter away from Sten. "Hey hey, now. You didn't want anything to do with this before I showed you the letter. Are you saying you suddenly changed your mind?" "YES!", the exasperate monkey yelled.
"All right, then. As you know, Alma Kinan is that town full of girls somewhere in some weird Suikocountry. I'm sure you know about the stories."
"Yeah, the legends about them being lesbian and really close together and such. We all know that."
"Yep. From what I've heard, they send invitation letters to girls they find beautiful and worthy of their halls to join their ranks from time to time, and the ceremony of initiation is a lesbian orgy. And, you see, buddy... my girl has gotten one. I stole this when I..."
"Got kicked from Garnet's room, right?", Sten blankly interrupted. "I don't even know why she still lets you get in there, anyway."
Zidane frowned. "Shut up! ANYWAY... I've just read it, and, apparently, they're still waiting for Dagger to respond! And it seems one of the judges in my girl's match is an Alma Kinan lady! We can't miss an opportunity like this!"
Sten shook his head sheepishly, sure that, this time, they would finally hit the gold. Funny how the monkey changed his mind quickly. "All right, Zidane, I'm in. What are we going to do?"
Zidane got closer to the monkey, and started to whisper in his ear. "In the night before the fight, I'll go to Dagger's room and you... *bzzt bzzt bzzt.*"
*Four days later, DL arena.*
Emily cracked her knuckles and started jumping up and down. She was anxious to her match, it had been a long time since she got the chance to fight in Heavy. She even got there early to warm up a little. This would be a good chance to show her stuff.
Yuiri looked at the arena, unsettled. The other competitor was late. The judges were about to call the match by default when...
"Oh, sorry, so sorry, I had something to deal with!"
Emily looked at her contestant in disbelief. The princess of Alexandria was... some sleazy woman with a dyed mop for hair, baggy orange-and-white pregnancy robes, badly done make-up, gigantic shoes and... a tail? That was no princess.
Zidane himself was confident. After all, he would just have to beat that scrawny little teenager, grab the victory trophy and talk to Yuiri after the match to get to lesbian paradise, right? Nothing the greatest thief in Gaia couldn't do! And he'd even make Garnet's record look better, and he'd get a kiss from her and...
He was wrong.
Emily pulled the "princess" by the tail, stripping Zidane out of the clothings and hanging him upside down. Yes. Naked Zidane stood in front of the audience. And neither Emily nor the judges were amused. Yuiri stood up and signaled with her right hand. "Alma Kinan girls, up!"
As she signaled, dozens of crossbow-wielding girls got ready. Emily spun Zidane by the tail in lightning-fast speed until only a blur of his could be seen, and sent him flying. Yuiri looked at the flying thief for a second and shouted. "FIRE!"
Thousands of arrows strewn through Zidane. Everywhere. For a second, the impact of the shots impaling the monkey boy actually sent him higher. When he finally started crashing towards the concrete floor, Emily jumped in a somersault motion and moon-kicked Zidane forwards. The impact of the kick was so fierce it crashed through houses, trailers and hotel rooms.
Zidane flew for a good minute... finally landing on a bed. Scrapped, bleeding, impaled, covered in men's underwear and concrete dust, Zidane felt oddly optimistic. At least, his fall was covered by something soft, right? Then, he opened his eyes to look around, and realized, much to his horror, that he was in Garnet's room. And that the charred body of Sten was lying in the floor. And Garnet, only on her undies, was looking at the Genome, gnashing her teeth and popping a vein on her forehead.
Then, came the blinding light of Mega Flare.
Garnet til Alexandros: 40
The match between Tengaar and Juan could've been exciting. Dynamic. Blood-pumping. However, it was not to be.
You see, they were invited to be the main characters of a sitcom reality show for one week - Sleeping Singles. They would be paired with a random DL person who would be their best friend and live altogether in an apartment in New Jersey. The one who got the highest rate of approval from the audience would win the match. It would save them time: Juan could sleep longer than if he had to go to the match, Tengaar could give Hix some time to toughen up and everybody wins in the long run.
Except when Rinoa Heartilly is cast as your "best friend" room mate.
In less than three days, the show was over. Between Tengaar hitting and bruising the floozy in all ways possible (including hitting Rinoa in the face with a boiling hot pressure pan, using her head as a dartboard while throwing sharp knives and throwing Rinoa down a set of stairs with spikes on it, as well as daily earthquakes that would destroy an entire estate) and Juan brutally smashing Rinoa's face in every time he was awaken (always after an Earthquake), there wasn't much future to the show.
Regardless of which, due to making Rinoa suffer more often, Tengaar won the people's test. Rinoa, on the other hand, now thinks they're best friends, and started trying to hang around with the Stars of Destiny. The results so far consist of broken ribs, flammable hair combusting, brutal bat beatings and target practice with Rinoa's limbs.
At least, Hix got a good bleeding dummy for his swordfighting training.
Anatomy of a Victory, Rube Goldberg style:
Ashton (a) trips over unsuspecting Myau (b), getting stuck in between two rungs of ladder (c). The top of the ladder hits Masamune (d), which falls and hits flower girl (e). The copious founts of blood (f) spill onto the ground and attracts Luca (g), whose laugh causes store window (h) to shatter. Shards of glass cut rope (i), sending overly large log (j) crashing into church bell (k), scattering the roosting Chocobos (l). A wing feather (m) drifts onto a sleeping Jaha's nose (n), causing him to sneeze, which blows miniature windmill (o), lifting crate (p) containing ball bearings (q). Crate then crashes to the ground, sending ball bearings down side street (r), piling up against plank (s), which collapses and lets loose balloon (t), tangling cord (u) into Nina's wings (v). Nina falls on target (w), releasing Suikoden squirrels (x) into training ground (y) disrupting Laharl (z), causing his meteor (aa) to collide with Lunn (bb), Ashton, and the visual record of this event (cc). Judges (dd) rule in Ashton's favor.
Ashton Anchors: 72
You know, these two are fairly similar.
Both are...relatively normal (Not too abnormal?) people who became swept up in a tide of war that engulfed their land.
Both only were swept up in it by chance, and both only stayed because of their friends.
However, there is one vital difference between them.
Aila is always there for her friends.
Pahn is not.
Specifically, he's not after General Teo is done with him, half the time.
In a duel, actually.
Actually, in a duel that amounts to rock-paper-scissors with clues thrown in.
So, the conclusion is simple.
Pahn really, really sucks at duelling. I mean, before anything else, he's just plain bad at it, period.
But hey, he won that, right? Well, sometimes. Right?
Sadly, not everyone's as stupid as Suikoden enemies in a duel. Including Suikoden PCs, actually, for the most part. As poor Pahn found out when Aila remarked "I'm going to hold back on you...for now." then blasted him with Earthquake, knocking him cold.
Pahn's decided to just make all his future battles eating contests. He sure as hell can't lose those. Right? And so, he has started his vigorous regimine of challenging people to eating contests.
His first opponent is Snorlax.
Colm's a stylish rogue.
Marisa's a cute woman.
They both know each other.
The results are obvious.
And that's how Neimi ended up bawling and shooting him in the eye, after he said five words, before the match even started, from the back row in the stands.
So, Colm lost the match.
But hey, at least Neimi forgave him.
And at least he can say he has the best archer ever as a girlfriend.
"Psst. You sure this is gonna work?" Elliot looked worried. "Collete's a good fighter."Melville just shrugged. "If this doesn't work, I try to fight her. I'd prefer to win without bloodshed, though. Anyway.. Elliot! Alanis! Get ready!" "Saint Loa Knights, in formation!"
Melville lead Elliot and Alanis, who marched lock step into the ring. "Hey, Colette!" Melville waved to his opponent. "Wanna join our game instead of fighting? This'll be much more fun." The Chosen smiled. "Sure. "Melville handed over his sword to Colette. "Now, march in a straight line in front of us. You can even lead!"
Collete laughed, and ran out in front of the rest of the knights. "I'm the leader now... ya*thud*" The always clumsy Colette had tripped.. and jammed the hilt of Melville's sword in her face, knocking her out cold. Melville nudged the young woman out of the ring. The judges shrugged at this entire chain of events, and ruled Melville the winner.
Melville quickly grabbed his sword, and stirred Colette. "Ooops. You knocked yourself out of the ring when you tripped. Oh well. Want to go play some more?"
Colette Brunel: 39
Time for some logic:
Tales series mages take forever to charge up their attacks. Fighters can get in several attacks in the span of one spell. They can also be interrupted if they are hit. Keele is such a Tales series mage.
Grandia bosses, for all that they are weaklings, tend to be speedy to make up for it, sometimes attacking twice in a row. Mio is a Grandia boss. Mio also has the nasty habit of paralyzing and posioning her opponents.
14 poison gas and stun-gun attacks later, Keele was a very much dead Tales series mage, and he had never even gotten off a spell.
Keele Ziebel: 31
Lani's victory is simple, here, isn't it?
Her opponent is slow, hates magic more than Jogurt hates stiff breezes, and isn't really that special in any other way. His weaknesses play to her strengths.
Sure, he has an axe. This has been a good way to get ahead in the Duelling League. But it's not going to save him here, alone.
When Lani entered the arena, Kongol was nowhere to be found, though.
Then, with a rush of wings, it was over.
Kongol had turned Dragoon before the match.
Sure, the judges disqualified him for powering up before the match and flying into ambush position. So, maybe he lost, in a technical sense.
But he proved a fundamental truth.
An axe to the face is one way to get ahead in life.
But an axe to the back of the skull gets you everywhere.
In a dark room inside the arena, a group of hooded men gathered together for a secret meeting. Between the murmurs a young man with a bright smile proudly spoke. "Now, I know my presence isn't yet felt around here, but I think I can come up with a plan to help Kain out in this fight."
"Good. This could prove valuable for your admittance into the group..... should you succeed of course."
The young man was being looked down upon by numerous eyes. He brushed away the hair in front of his eyes as he calmly spoke with confidence. "I won't let Kain or the rest of the W.U.D.A down. You can always count on my razor-sharp wit!" He politely bowed and walked out of the room. Outside, he let out a sigh. "Man......how DO I get myself caught up in things like this? I didn't think becoming a member would be so troublesome." He shrugged as he put his hand under his chin. He leaned against the wall for some time trying to come up with a plan. "Ah, well I guess I'll fetch those brothers, that could just work!"
Back in the room, one of the younger members stood. "and......what of Kongol?"
"We have already established that is best if Kongol did not advance to the next round. We will not interfere, and should he win...."
"Do you doubt that Highwind could best Kongol one on one?"
"It's in our best interest for members to not fight against each other." He paused for a moment before continuing. "In any case, the organization will become more active in the public's eye. We will become a force to be reconded with, in or outside the arena. The W.U.D.A. shall be feared by our enemies and loved by our fans!"
The room filled with nods of agreement, and as quickly as they had gathered the room was empty.
Elsewhere, in the arena lobby, Kain stood looking out a window, contemplating his match. He felt the soft silky embrace of a hand on his shoulder. He turned around to view a small child gazing with beautiful platinum hair gazing up at him. He greeted her with a warm smile. "Meru, what a lovely surprise. What brings you here before my match?"
Meru beamed her smile up at Kain. "KAIN!! I just wanted to wish you good luck before your match. I brought you a flower for good luck too!" She pointed towards an object in her left hand. "See? It's pretty! I want you to have it!" She handed the rose to him with a huge smile on her face.
Kain looked at the red flower for a second. "Ah, it's beautiful, thank you Meru........."
Just then a dark skinned man wearing glorious red armor busted into the lobby. He had a smile on his face. "Hey dude! I have some bad news for you."
"Slust, what do you mean bad news? What has happened?"
Slust the Dragoon of Muspelm, and all around flirtatious sky knight stood before Kain. He eyed Meru before he described his message. "It seems...... Lieza will be unable to fight you in the upcoming match."
The news shifted Kain's thoughts. "Hm? What happened?"
"Well, that's the funny thing...." You could see a slight smile creep up on his face. "It seems the beast talker is stuck in pipes."
"Yes...well witnesses says they saw her fall into a green pipe and disappear. What ARE the odds...hm?"
Kain began to chuckle softly. "Ha, the organization sure is trying to cause a scene it seems. Well, that is a relief I guess. I didn't want to harm an innocent girl anyways. Well thank you for the information. If you will excuse me I have to go thank some plumbers." He bowed towards Meru and patted Slust on the back as he parted.
".....So?" After Kain had gone Slust turned his attention to the young Wingly. "How old are you again?"
It didn't take long for Slust to get the message that Meru wasn't interested. A Giant Hammer to the face will give you that hint.
There Goes Peter Cottontail...
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From the beginning, people could see where this match was going. Momo teleported away immediately. Barney took off at a frantic pace. And the Lagomorph sat there with his nose twitching. "Mugu mugu?" it queried, and then disappeared. Someone had summoned it!
Momo appeared in a house. She sent out Honey to place the eggs in the small crevices she couldn't reach, sighted out the window, fired a single bazooka shell, and moved on.
Barney was running breakneck over the land at a ridiculous clip, which meant he didn't see the ordinance before it beaned him between the eyes. Seeing as how he was an NPC, all it did was cause a couple of zenny to bounce out of him, and his blackened form was left motionless for a while.
And Lagomorph? Well, he was summoned, all right: Some kid in Celadon City had gotten a bum run on the slot machines, which was pretty much the *only* way anyone summoned Lagomorph. Mistaking the bunny for a rare pokemon, the kid chucked a pokeball and caught the poor critter.
With Lagomorph out of the picture, Momo only had to periodically return and fire shells into Barney between egg drops to keep him completely immobile, and thus she won the new Easter Bunny position.