>What is this?The King of Fighters Quest is a developing Choose Your Own Adventure-style quest in which you take on the role of Katja Hartkern, an Austrailian Aborgine practioner of Kyokugen Karate and guide her day-to-day towards joining a team/preparing for the upcoming martial arts extravaganza, "The King of Fighters: Infinite Match".All decisions are made by voting, with the first option to earn up to three or more votes winning; Combat choices are made via Rolls, with the Roll or average closest to Katja's Stat in any particular Field (IE The old-school "Roll-Under System" from Dungeons & Dragons) out of the first three submissions winning, with "Natural" 1's & 100's being the exception to this (These rules also apply in the case of multiple options with Rolls).In the event of a Tie in regards to any voting point, the option with the most votes wins, with NO ROLLING after a Tie has been declared; This also applies in the event of a DEADLOCK being declared during any voting stage...>Previous Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29683069/>Contact Information:https://twitter.com/WeaselThat
>>29775127>Summary: You talked for a little bit with Fiona, Mai & Tsuyako at Sound Beach about life, the meaning o fighting and other "Stuff", but a paralyzing fear overcame you and you rushed back to the Kyokugen Dojo on your Motorcycle, convinced that something bad was happening to it (And that someone was following you). After finding that nothing was wrong or had been stolen and that "Blue Mary" Ryan was the one that followed you over (With "The New Gorgeous Team" of Mai, Fiona & Tsuyako follwing her), you set up a time to talk with her and revealed what had been happening to you for the last few months to Fiona and admitted that living at the Kyokugen Dojo was starting to take it's toll on your mind...Struck by your words, Fiona offered to have you stay with her and Tsuyako, but you declined and asked the girls to help you pack up what little you had and help check-in at "The Imperial" Hotel... However, while they accepted to do that, you had to stop at a gas station and ended up walking into a group of armed gangsters trying to rob the station. Though you were able to stop the four assailants with a combination of a MASSIVE Ha'oh Raijinken as well as a tactical use of the Raijin Sprint, the attack left you drained physically and dealt quite a bit of damage to your body (Nothing too lasting or visible though)... But the curious thing was that you had blacked out during the whole thing; Your mind regained consciousness AFTER you had beaten them all up...Thankfully, the girls helped you out and you were able to get the fuel you needed to coninue on to your destination, though you had arrived early after Mai, Fiona & Tsuyako got stuck in traffic and got a chance to take a look at the sprawling penthouse "Suite" (That was more like a villa, on second glance) Robert offered you; It was the most amazing thing you had ever seen, paked to he brim with every kind of convinience you could think of...
>>29775164After taking a quick shower, you couldn't find a towel to cover yourself up, so you had put back on your black swimsuit that you had bought earlier in the day... And found that it covered less of your body than you had thought (At least when wet), embarassing you and leading to another heartfelt discussion about your life so far and your own views about yourself and what had happened over the last few months... And while Mai, Tsuyako & Fiona especially all offered you strong words of encouragement and hope for bettering yourself, you were emotionally and physically drained from the day and politely asked them to leave. Complying with your request, you spent the rest of the night lifting weights and doing laps in a pool before getting the best night of sleep you've had in a long while.Waking up bright and early at 4 AM, you got dressed and headed out of town to the summer home of one Cheng Sinzuan to participate in a photoshoot for Shermie's new Swimwear line with Mai, Fiona, Tsuyako, Cheng's Wife Anne and Shermie herself...As well as the mysterious woman "Bizuki", who rode up unnanounced and left you and the others giving her a bit of a wide berth (As you were convinced that she was goin to eat your soul, or stab you in the shower or something; She had that kind of "Vibe" about her). After endless arguements with the make-up artists about your covering up your scars, tining DOWN your muscluature with an airbrush and doing up your hair in a quite-ridiculous-looking "Spiked- Up" design, you started to actually pose at around 10 AM... Though a bit nervous about modelling in general (Especially in such "Loud" swimwear as Shermie's, which looked right out of a Venus Swimwear Catalogue from the Late 80's-Early 90's), you eventually loosened up as the morning wore on, taking a quick break at around 12:30 PM when you noticed Bizuki muttering to herself and walking away from the photo shoot...
>>29775377Suspicious of her actions, you tried to eavesdrop on her before being asked by Shermie to start modelling with the others. Agreeing to shoot with Mai Shiranui, the two of you hit it off rather coldly, with Mai saying something about not getting too close to her sticking in your craw...===>Days until "The Infinite Match": 18>Current Time of Day: 1:07 PM===>Updates now Begin>You are now in Direct Control of Katja HartkernYou stare at her for a moment as she starts to pose for the camera, then politely ask "OK, what the hell's goin' ON with you?", arms crossed as you see if she says anything...Curiously, she seems to ignore you, her too-bright smile and giggles attracting the usual attention of the quite-randy lensmen as her natural sexual appeal starts to work it's magic... Which is when you start to kick sand up in her face."HEY! Cut that out!" She yells as she breaks pose and turns around, but shrinks a little as you glare at her, a dark energy building up inside of you... "I ASKED you a bloody question, you git! What the hell's going ON with you!? You open up to me at my pad last night, you tell me all of this feel-good tripe to try and make me feel better, then ignore me the next day?!" you yell as the feeling of electricity building up inside of you as Shermie walks over and tries to lay a hand on you... Which leads your body to react by Kohou'ing her as your vision goes white, the white's of them crackling like an electrical storm as your body starts to move independantly of your thoughts, Mai assuming a combat stance as she retorts "H-Hey, you don't have a fucking right to talk to me like that! I'm Japan's Best, who the hell are you? Aside from being a walking basket case that can't even control herself!" retorts, slightly confused at the words coming out of her mouth as Fiona & Tsuyako both try to protect her, Fiona yelling "Sonnofa BITCH! Ozzie! you still with us!?"
>>29775984Meanwhile, Bizuki silently chuckles as she sits up in a tree overlooking the beach, watching the sce unfold below her as her eyes almost looking like they're glowing as she whispers to herself "So quick to anger... People really ARE stupid, deep down" while moving her hands much like a maestro conducting an orchestra...===>BATTLE START!>Katja's Health: 79%>Fiona, Mai & Tsuyako's Health: 100%>Katja's Ki: MAX, Locked in at 1 Bar>Mai's Ki: 22%, No Bars>Fiona & Tsyako's Ki: 0%===>A. Assume the role of Katja and fight "The New Gorgeous Team">B. Fight Katja as Mai, Fiona & Tsuyako.>C. Watch the fight from Bizuki's perspective.
>>29776049>C. Watch the fight from Bizuki's perspective.And for the record, Mai's motivation is slightly off base from what someone interpreted in the last thread. Basically, it's not that Mai thinks she is the best in Japan; it's that she thinks Japan is the best. She has strong nationalist pride and prides herself on being a traditional Japanese beauty: she's got the walk, she's got the talk, she's got the look, and she even does a mean tea ceremony (ask Kyo and Yuki). It's why her winquote is "Nippon ichi!" (Japan is #1!).
>>29776049>>A. Assume the role of Katja and fight "The New Gorgeous Team"Shit. Someone is fucking with our heads.Gee, I wonder who.
>>29776049> AOhhhh!!! Finally a fight!!
>>29776655>GOD OF THUNDER>Check'emI have a good feeling about this.
>>29776049>A. Assume the role of Katja and fight "The New Gorgeous Team">3 on 1Oh we so done.>captcha: weaboned under
>>29776795I know.We're so screwed.It's delicious.On the other hand... they got no Ki. We maxed. So before we inevitably get slapped down... we going on a rampage. Rampage!
>>29776201In other words, if she wanted to diss Katja, she'd be shouting "GRORIOUS NIPPON AUSTRALIA A SHIT"
You guys are vastly under-estimating>GOD OF THUNDERI think they are the ones in a tough spot.
>>29775984Quick question I don't know much about street fighter and kof but will we run into akuma at some point?
>>29777069No.This is not Street Fighter.This is SNK.
>>29777069Akuma is Street Fighter, not King of Fighters. Wrong mythos.If you want not-Akuma, ask for Silver from Buriki One.
>>29777069Akuma is from Street Fighter so nope we won't run into him.But we have already fought against Rugal in our dreams, and there are tons of characters that fill the 'batshit insane and powerful' trope in KoF.
>>297769761) Its numbers, man. God of thunder means nothing if we facin down Tizoc.2) TSUYAKO of all people can wreck our shit.3) You think Mai hasn't fought off A)karatekas or B) Benimaru before?>>29777069If it's straight KOF universe no. If it isn't...maybe?
>>29776976Never underestimate the numbers game, bro.
>>29777179GOD. OF. THUNDER
>>29777208SO. DAMN. SCREWED.See? I can capitalise too.
>>29776543>>29776592>>29776655>>29776795>BATTLE START!>Your Health: 79%>Mai, fiona & Tsuyako's Health: 100%>Your Ki Gauge: MAX, 3 Bars of Ki>Mai's Ki Gauge: 35%, No Bars of Ki>Fiona & Tsuyako's Ki Gauge: 0%=== >You now Continue Direct Control of Katja Hartkern>New Thread Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxWzMLDPBmUYour mind shuts down and your vision goes white, the electrical energy that overcame you in the gas station yesterday now freely flowing through you as your body charges forward, landing an odd-looking Thrust Punch at Mai and cencelling it into a Ha'oh Raijinken, stunning her as you step back and start to wordlessly charge a "Denjin Haoh Shokuo Ken", the camera crews taking cover as Fiona runs up and grabs you out of your attempt at a "Super Desperation Move", punching you in the face and then hitting you with a side-slam that leaves a Katja-Sized hole in the sand as Mai stammers to get back up, yelling "What the hell's gotten into you?! Did a Youkai take control of you or something?"You hear her words and scream a banshee's wail as you again run towards her, your foot outstretched in a Hien Shippu Kyaku, though she's able to block it and throw you with her Legs in a movement more inline with a Pro-Wrestling "Hurricanrana" rather than her "Usual" Shiranui Steel Press, Fiona landing on top of you with an Elbow Drop (That was assisted by Tsuyako), knocking the wind out of you as Fiona gets up and Tsuyako looks down at you, her eyes widening."Holy Shit, you ARE possesed..." You hear her shudder as you snarl, snorting electricity out of your nostrils as you grit your teeth and quickly get up and...
>>29777284===Your Health: 68%Mai's Health: 86%Fiona & Tsuyako's Health: 100%Your Ki: MAXMai's Ki: 2%, 1 BarFiona's Ki: 33%, No BarsTsuyako's Ki: 22%, No Bars===>A. Throw out a Ha'oh Raijinken! (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Attack Damage)>B. Wake-Up "Firece" Kohou! (Roll 1d100 for Attack Damage) (Attack has chance at a 2x Multiplier if a "Nat 100" is rolled)>C. Hien Shippu Kyaku! (Roll 6d100 for Speed and Attack Damage for each hit of the Kyaku)>D. Raijin Sprint into a Throw/Thrust Punch/Kohou Combination (Roll 4d100 For Recovery Speed, Evasion, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE "Luck" Being the Probability of all of these Attacks connecting "Cleanly")>E. RYUUKO RANBUU! (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Foot Speed & Attack Damage)>F. SHIN HA'OH RAIJINKEN! (Roll 4d100 for Recovery Speed. Attack Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE Luck Being How Little Damage this Attack Does to you in Returm)>>29777069Sadly no. I'd like to keep this Quest strictly SNKP-Related (King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury etc. etc), but as >>29777155 points out we DO have Silber and a ton of other boss characters to fall back on... >>29777179This is going to be a SNKP-Only Verse, but it can draw from EVERYTHING they've done...
>>29777413>F. SHIN HA'OH RAIJINKEN! (Roll 4d100 for Recovery Speed. Attack Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE Luck Being How Little Damage this Attack Does to you in Returm)If Katja is possessed, there's no reason not to go full ham.
>>29777413I assume we still have with Tsuyako and Fiona on us after landing their stuff in Close Range, if so>B,else, >D to get in their faces fast and furiouslyWE. UNDER. A. SPELL.
Rolled 31, 81, 67, 1 = 180>>29777499
>>29777508Where's your Rol 'Bukil?
Rolled 80, 63, 46, 59 = 248>>29777413>D. Raijin Sprint into a Throw/Thrust Punch/Kohou Combination (Roll 4d100 For Recovery Speed, Evasion, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE "Luck" Being the Probability of all of these Attacks connecting "Cleanly")The best chance for flash, with the highest consequences of failure.I love it.>>29777508You can stop capitalizing anytime you want, ya know.
Rolled 99, 98, 92, 48, 21, 47 = 405>>29777413>>C. Hien Shippu Kyaku! (Roll 6d100 for Speed and Attack Damage for each hit of the Kyaku)Hehehehehe
I missed out on the early thread while actually playing KoFXIII which I just bought! Irony!
>>29777594>>29777526>>29777620>pic related>>29777640>Buying XIIIGood choice, son. Which console?
>>29777620>Rolled 99, 98, 92...where were the rolls like that back when high was still good?Well played, dice gods. Well played.
>>29777640Regular Console Version? Or the Steam Edition?Also, Current Vote Tally:F, B, C & D = 1 VoteTIE!also, ROLL-UNDER IS IN EFFECT!
>>29777668PS3. I've got blisters on my left thumb from strugfesting trying to beat Ash, Saiki, and Evil Ash. FUUUCK SNK and it's bosses.
>>29777738Downloaded from PSN, but bought Mr Karate, Flame Iori, and NESTS Kyo because I want me some Rekka Punch Combos.
Rolled 14, 23, 96, 19 = 152>>29777413Also>F: SHIN HA'OH RAIJINKEN!
Rolled 82>>29777599You might have to get used to it, I think... or at suffer it for the duration of GOD. OF. THUNDER!!
>>29777747>>29777767Good stuff. I only got a chance to play for around a month last year bfore the disk mysteriously stopped working...>>29777795D-D-DEADLOCK BROKEN! Any other objections until the next Update?
Rolled 90, 84, 45, 85 = 304>>29777413>>29777620>>29777738For the sake of expediency, switch me to F>>F. SHIN HA'OH RAIJINKEN! (Roll 4d100 for Recovery Speed. Attack Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE Luck Being How Little Damage this Attack Does to you in Returm)
>>29777831Hell naw, let's light this bitch up like Wild Iori strapped to an electric dynamo!
Small note: If we start going ham right at the beginning, if they survive they will do the same and we will be exhausted.Better to pressure them and use our "advantage" than to put them into a corner.
>>29777831I download almost all my games I can for that very reason. Plus it gets past the whole "head to store, no we are out of stock would you like us to order a copy" crap that plagued most of my life. I always complain that while our future has no cool flying cars, we CAN basically pull games out of thin air onto our console using sciencewizardry.>>29777875Yeah, but isn't it cooler when a character goes crazy and just starts busting out ridiculous attacks for no reason? Ryu with the Satsui no Hado, Iori/Leona in the Riot of Blood, etc.Go with the flo bro!
>>29777931I'm cool with both course of actions, I just want to cause as much mayhem as GOT Katja I can, and this seems like the most "efficient" way to do it.
>>29777931>Riot of BloodGiven that Yashiro and Shermie tried to get us on their team, that might not be so far fetched.
Rolled 99, 5, 27, 55 = 186>>29777413>F. SHIN HA'OH RAIJINKEN! (Roll 4d100 for Recovery Speed. Attack Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE Luck Being How Little Damage this Attack Does to you in Returm)
>>29778046Roll-Under, those rolls are actually pretty bad because they are bigger than Katja's stats.
>>29777995Shōmei-ō (照明王), or "Lighting King" Katja?>>29778047Yeah, but they got reincarnated as not evil. Plus we'd be less lightning-ey and more>KYUUUUUUU! which seems to be about the only sound RoB-characters make.
>>29778046Lower is better, barring crits - 1 is still worst, 100 is still best.My rolls today are awful.
>>29778128SHO-MEI-OOOOOOO, hope I got that right....Also if it can help everyone to get into the mood, here's the song on repeat:http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=mmHZ9vrcgxA
>>29778159Sounds similar in Japanese. It's a spelling thing, basically. Like how Dio in Jojo is making a "uriiii"-sound but when literally translate it's "wryyyy".>>29778226That is exactly how it's pronounced.
>>29778159Also, I think the reason it's usually spelled "kyuuu" is because Iori's trying to say "Kyo" but he's all rabid and shit....but then they made Leona say something nearly-identical, so whatever.
>>29777795>>29777849>>29777499>>29778102>Meanwhile, Up in the Tree off to the side.."Hmm, weaker than I expected, but not TOO bad... Though I better make this quick before they overwhelm her" Bizuki muses, making her hands move similar to some of the Fighting Games she had watched people play at Arcades...>Back down on the beach As Katja HartkernYou quickly get up off the ground and start to charge electrical energy in your fist, holding it back JUST long enough to land a Super-Sized Ha'oh Raijinken, Yelling "SHO-MEI-OOOOOOO!!!" as you knock Tsuyako back screaming out in pain, though the pain shooting through you is immense as you let out an unearthly howl, your vocal chords (Still Tender) nearly pushing up to their limits as Mai tumbles into you with a "Hissatsu Shinobi Hachi", hitting you squarely in the collarbone with her Elbow as Fiona side-steps the two of you, then grabs you by the scruff of your neck and slaps you with her free hand."WAKE THE FUCK UP!" She screams as she then hits you with a shoulder tackle, then grabbing you out of the air with a quick "Agentine Backbreaker"-like attack, throwing you down onto the ground as your head starts to feel dizzy, your white vision breaking a little and your ears starting to register sound again...===>Your Health: 45%>Mai's Health: 85%>Tsuyako's Health: 74%>Fiona's Health: 98%Your Ki: MAX>Mai's Ki: 37%, 1 Bar>Tsuyako's Ki: 2%, 1 Bar>Fiona's Ki: 79%, No Bars===>A. Try to fight this feeling overwhelming you and try to break out of the trance (Roll 2d100 for Strength of Will & Luck)>B. Keep Fighting and Tani-Otoshi Fiona, then try to hit a Denjin Haoh Shokuo Ken on her before she falls (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE "Luck" being how accurate your attacks are)>C. Keep fighting and try to hit Fiona with a "Fierce" Kohou, then combo into a Ha'oh Raijin Ken (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE "Luck" being how accurate your attacks are)
Rolled 69, 17 = 86>>29778588>A. Try to fight this feeling overwhelming you and try to break out of the trance (Roll 2d100 for Strength of Will & Luck)One liner may appear depending on roll
Rolled 28, 88 = 116>>29778588>AWe'll give it a shot.
Rolled 65, 39, 78 = 182>>29778588>>C. Keep fighting and try to hit Fiona with a "Fierce" Kohou, then combo into a Ha'oh Raijin Ken (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE "Luck" being how accurate your attacks are)And the creepy girl was messing with our head. Colour me shocked.Welp, back to the rampage!
Rolled 99, 24 = 123>>29778588>A. Try to fight this feeling overwhelming you and try to break out of the trance (Roll 2d100 for Strength of Will & Luck)
>>29778704I'm reminded of Botan of Those Who Came From The Past. She did the exact same "puppeting" thing with Rose and Chizuru. They don't exist anymore thanks to the time paradox Ash caused, but they DID serve some kind of Orochi-like being from somewhere other then Japan, so maybe there's other equivalents to them like the Hakkesho with similar powers?
>>29778746Those From the Past wanted to reawaken Orochi, didn't they?
Rolled 75, 52 = 127>>29778704She's LITTERALLY playing with Katja's mind Tiger; What'd you expect?>>29778641>>29778658Rolling for Maluses, then an update.>>29778746She's an inspiration for Bizuki, for sure, but her methods of how she does something like this are different... Similar result, but different.>>29778793Yes, but only so they could kill it and give Orochi's power to Saiki (Which lead to "Dark Ash" being a thing... Somehow...).
>>29778793Somewhat complicated then that I think.Saiki was what Orochi is: an Emissary of Gaia, but from the West instead of the East. He wanted to re-awaken Orochi so he could use his power, probably by sucking it's life away like it did to Mukai, but the REASON it wanted to do it was never explained.Nor why it needed the weird Time Gate thing, except in K's team intro it suggests that he was trying to steal Orochi's power that he could go back in time and retroactively win a war that a non-human species lost, likely a species that worshipped it.
>>29778874Ash basically tried to do to Saiki what Saiki did to Mukai: kill him and absorb his power, but Saiki's spirit "abducted" Ash's physical form, turning him into Evil Ash.Evil Ash's official Japanese name is "Ash Crazed by the Spiral of Blood" BTW.
>>29778883Orochi was supposed to be the "Master of Matter" or something (the way it re-shapes Chris' body to suit it, and how the "Matter" part of the Hakkeshu was reserved for Orochi himself/itself), but Saiki is the "Master of Time".Which is probably why he has that bullshit Dio-like Time Stop Desperation move.
>>29778874'Twas but a jest, Weasel; I made use of sarcasm, for the purposes of humour.It was very droll.
>>29779060Oh, and I guess the people who killed the semi-human species Those Who Came From The Past belong to were probably Elizabeth's ancestors, which is how she knows about all this crap in the first place.So I guess her light-based powers are like Kyo's flames: a spiritual energy thing that's genetically inherited and trained.
>>29779060Odd that Orochi is the master of "Matter" when his theme is all about "Mind/Spiritual" thing...Anyway, I hope we will get a "Master of Mind" or "Master of Energy" in subsequent KoFs.
>>29779252His Hakkeshu controls all the elements though, which are matter.Also, Orochi doesn't really influence the mind much: the Riot of Blood happens when you have PART Orochi Clan blood, but this somehow violently conflicts with your natural energy, which causes your energy meridians to go nuts, leading to you getting the massive power boost Orochi gives you but at the cost of your sanity.Look at how the New Faces Team (or even Eiji Kisaragi) act for how Orochi power is SUPPOSED to work: it makes you more violent, but you're mostly sane still. Somehow Eiji is just so naturally fucking crazy that he can control it.
>>29779378Also, the Orochi Blood making you beastmode strong is as logical explanation as any aside from Falcoon being a goddamn prick who overly favors his original characters for why Ash is so goddamn powerful: his bloodline is pure so he's got full control, like Goenitz or whatever.
>>29779378This actually make sense. I always wondered how come people influenced by Orochi could go berserk or be calm like the New Faces/Goenitz. In the case of Leona and Iori it was merely that they could not be in tune with the Orochi Blood.But NOW why did they not manifest elemental powers then, especially in the case of Leona?Maybe SNK just overlooked this?
>>29779378You mean Ryuji Yamazaki.
>>29779626Simple: the elemental abilities AREN'T part of the Orochi blood, it's unique to the Hakkeshu, the Eight Heads of Orochi, especially the Four Divine Kings.Note that Iori's flame powers are basically just an Orochi-corrupted version of the Yasakani powers. Leona on the other hand never had supernatural abilities at all, just training and strength, so that's all that gets boosted.
>>29779626Leona is the biological daughter of one of the original Eight Heads. He rebelled, and Goenitz killed him, orphaning Leona for Heidern to eventually adopt her.
>>29779768Right, Eiji Kisaragi is that ninja guy, crap.Fucking Ryuji. I loved him as a villain, because his fighting style is "he's a psycho" and he can actually FIGHT OFF Orochi's influence because he's such a fucking nutcase.
>>29778946>>29778946Gotcha. Thanks for the info BTW.>>29778734>>29778658>>29778641>New Thread Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg-uNA8sqX8>Meanwhile, up in the tree...Bizuki mutters to herself as her hands frantically move, trying to force her control over Katja's body & mind thinking "Ambrosia Damn it! If it were 1-on-1 this would be easy, but for each attack I can land It's another two or three landing on her...">Back on the Beach as KatjaYou sit up and close your eyes, holding onto your head as you try to break through this feeling of something out of you own control moving your body and attacking your friends against your will, your head pounding and your neck and body sore from the hits "The New Gorgeous Team" have giving you...You feel a sudden shock and a burst of energy build up and flow through you, a charge of static electricity expelling through your body as Fiona hops away and Shermie starts to get back up, her head a little woozy from the Kohou you delivered to her as electricity starts to shoot from her fingers, "You... You've RUINED MY PHOTSHOOT! And My Swimsuit!" She yells, her voice growing darker and hair staring to turn a shade of"Dude, calm the fuck down" Fiona says, only to get blasted back by a bolt of lightning that strikes down near Shernie's feet as she assumes an open armed stance, bellowing "Leave this one to ME!"Your eyes go white as you stand up and "See" Shermie run towards you, jumping up into the air as she extends her Right Leg towards you...===Your Health: 45%>O. Shernie's Health: 90%>Fiona's Health: 92%Your Ki: MAX>O. Shermie's Ki: 33%, 1 Bar===
>>29779823No problem. You have to play through the story mode of KoFXIII with like four different teams and meet the right conditions to get all this info. So basically aside from Ash and Elizabeth, nobody really had any idea what the fuck was going on, and they both knew before the games even started.Did.....did we just activate Shermie's Orochi mode?
>>29779823===>A. Block Shermie's "Cross-Up" attempt and try to counter it with a Ryuuko Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 for Defense, Reaction Speed & Attack Damage)>B. Try to hit Shermie out of the Air/"Trade" Hits with her with your Kohou (Roll 2d100 for Luck in Hitting Her & Attack Damage)>C. Roll past her normally and try to catch her off guard with a Tani-Otishi, then try to hit a Denjin Haoh Shokuo Ken on her before Shermie falls/Ukemi's (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE "Luck" being how accurate your attacks are)>>29779378Yamazaki's the dude you're thinking of; When he feels the Riot of Blood, he just laughs like a madman and beats on his arm like Pic Related to make it stop.>>29779907If it weren't obvious enough... YES.
>>29779942>B. Try to hit Shermie out of the Air/"Trade" Hits with her with your Kohou (Roll 2d100 for Luck in Hitting Her & Attack Damage)
>>29779942Sorry, Here's the Picture.
Rolled 83, 26 = 109>>29779992
>>29779942>BLet's try and counter her here and build up some Power Gauge first. Besides, that's what Kohou is there for.Also, shit OFFICIALLY GOT REAL, as Orochi Shermie is supposed to be significantly more powerful then many of the "normal" KoF characters....
Rolled 32, 53, 11 = 96>>29779942>>C. Roll past her normally and try to catch her off guard with a Tani-Otishi, then try to hit a Denjin Haoh Shokuo Ken on her before Shermie falls/Ukemi's (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck) (IE "Luck" being how accurate your attacks are)I'm grinning so much right now. I mean, come on!Psycho. Lightning. Catfight.Hell yes.
>>29780006No, that's just his arm whipping, getting ready to slap someone.
Rolled 20, 27 = 47>>29780042Dice, why you no obey?>>29780044Hopefully hair-pulling will be involved.
Rolled 32, 60 = 92>>29779942>You ruined my photoshoot!We're the only reason ya got on the first place!>B. Try to hit Shermie out of the Air/"Trade" Hits with her with your Kohou (Roll 2d100 for Luck in Hitting Her & Attack Damage)THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!
>>29780061Aaah, the Yamazaki Bitch-Slap. One of the more humilating moves in the KoF tournaments.
Rolled 41, 35 = 76>>29779942>If it weren't obvious enough... YES.ALRIGHT!! It was fun! Time to continue>BAND. I. COMMAND. YOU. TO. KNEEL.
Rolled 37, 93 = 130Guys, I just realised. Shermie went full Orochi on her own accord, didn't she?>In this moment I am enmaddened.>Not because of some phony god's blessing, but because I am angered by my own swimsuit models.I'M SO SORRY
Rolled 23, 4 = 27>>29779942>B
Rolled 89, 20 = 109>>29779992>>29780042>>29780090>>29780114>>29780244>>29780262Rolling for maluses, then an update and possibly a break for lunch after that...>Pic related: Bizuki's face when she innadvertedtly activated Shermie's Orochi form.>>29780244God Damn It, and I was TOTALLY going to use that too...
>>29780244You should be...*adjust gloves*
>>29780309It's kinda amusing how righteous indignation from fashion disruption can activate her demonic powers.
>>29780574That's how seriously Shermie takes her glam. She does pro wrestling to "stay in shape."
>>29780649Shermie's just waaay too sexy/adorable.Angel's arguably her counterpart in the NESTS Saga.
>>29780649Evidently, it works.The world would be a better place if more people had such dedication to fashion as to repeatedly kick people in the face.
>>29780751Angel's a sex bomb, though. While Shermie plays up the cute and sexy angle, Angel is just openly sexual.
>>29780815It'd be nice if the world had as much dedication as kicking people in the face as screwing people over in beaurocratic or passive-aggressive ways?
>>29779992>>29780042>>29780090>>29780114>>29780244>>29780262You move your fist back and then Rocket Upwards, your "Kohou" Crackling with Electricity as you "Trade" Hits with Shermie, knocking each other away in a wild spark of electricity as Fiona & Tsuyako try to stay as faraway as they can, Mai going "Oh for the love of... You TOO Shermie!? I thought you got over this when Orochi Died and you wasted your one chance to revive him on your pet hamster?""SHUT UP!" She thunders as you Raijin Sprint towards her, passing behind her and attempting a Thrust Punch. Unfortuneatly, She catches you out of your strike with a slap to the face, which leads into a Gymnast-Like "Back-Walk" and... Shermie blowing you a kiss?You recover only just in time to "See" the "Kiss" transform into a decent-sized ball of electricity and "Lock" you down as Shermie tries to back you into a corner and attempts to knock you down with a "Raijin no Tsue" Heel-Drop Kick...===>Your Health: 39%>O. Shermie's Health: 83%Your Ki: MAX>O. Shermie's Ki: 68%, 1 Bar===>A. "Blow-Back Attack" your way out of this and see if you can land a Ryuuko Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 for Defense, Speed & Attack damage)>B. Use the Raijin Sprint to try and go through Shermie's attack, then hit her with a Shin Ha'oh Raijinken (AKA Benimaru's Raikoken, except less powerful) (Roll 3d100 for Evasion, Speed & Attack Damage)>C. Normally try to evade, then go for a Hien Shippu Kyaku (Roll 6d100 For Evasion, Speed and the Attack Damage for each hit of the Kyaku)>D. Try to "Capture Lightning in a Bottle" AGAIN with another "Trade" with your Kohou (Roll 2d100 for Attack Damage and Luck in either "Trading" Hits with/"Beating" Shermie's attack "Clean")
>>29780828They're both high sex-appeal female characters created at the end of their story arcs specifically because the artist desired to compile their fetishes who haven't showed up in canon since then.They also both use wrestling, though Shermie's grappling is legit wrestling and Angel's is the Rock's show wrestling.
Rolled 68, 72 = 140>>29780997>D. Try to "Capture Lightning in a Bottle" AGAIN with another "Trade" with your Kohou (Roll 2d100 for Attack Damage and Luck in either "Trading" Hits with/"Beating" Shermie's attack "Clean")
Rolled 57, 80, 91 = 228>>29780917...que?>>29780997>>B. Use the Raijin Sprint to try and go through Shermie's attack, then hit her with a Shin Ha'oh Raijinken (AKA Benimaru's Raikoken, except less powerful) (Roll 3d100 for Evasion, Speed & Attack Damage)
Rolled 12, 16, 1, 46, 97, 81 = 253>>29780997Buzuki cam:Ohh look at me~ I'm a straya psycho who likes girls because boys have cooties! ohhwaooo~[/sppoiler]Also >Kiss from someone with thundelips(ignoring meta knowledge) NOPE NOPE NO FACE SHOCKS FOR ME>C. Normally try to evade, then go for a Hien Shippu Kyaku (Roll 6d100 For Evasion, Speed and the Attack Damage for each hit of the Kyaku)
Rolled 30, 22, 77 = 129>>29780997> BBest to not let that move lock us out in the corner.
Rolled 73, 93, 64, 100, 10, 80 = 420>>29780997>C
Rolled 94, 63, 59, 6, 54, 5 = 281>>29780997>C
>>29780574>>29780815Maybe she takes her work TOO seriously? Or channelled her latent energies into designing clothes? The wrestling thing that >>29780649 mentioned is from the fact that there's a fairly long history of Women's Pro-Wrestling in France... Also a good excuse to make her thick and curvy, but that's another discussion entirely.>>29780751>>29780828Shermie's a flirt that uses her appeal to tease others, while Angel is her designer's waifu in sprite form, right down to her VA and personality... I love and played both of them fairly well in KoF 02UM.>>29781027Shermie's grappling is based on Japanese "Joshiresu", While Angel's straight-up a tribute to The Rock; They're BOTH Pro-Wrestlers, just different in their styles of it.>>29781077Bizuki prefers men Sexually, but likes being a Fem-Dom from time to time. I imagine her having the same VA as I-No from Guilty Gear... And switching from "Oh, it's really alright Oni-Chan" to "I'm going to FUCKING KILL YOU, you fat sack of shit!" equally well...>>29780997I HATE to do this, but I have to go on a Lunch Break and take care of a few errands around my town... Shouldn't take longer than half an hour at the most.That Said, KEEP VOTING!
>>29781200Current Vote Tally as I go on break:C = 3 VotesB = 2 VotesA = No VotesD = No Votes
>>29781200 I was more expecting that would be what Buzuki would make Katja say for shit and gigs
>>29781041>>29781262There's a D here.And I believe captcha may be sentient. It has declared 'anaccord henceforth'
>>29781027Angel's style is listed as lucha libre or something similar, but she's more a brawler-grappler than anything.Keep in mind that she's keeping an eye on both Kula and K9999, which would probably peg her as one of NESTS's top enforcers.For the record, it's the Spanish "AHN-hell," not the normal pronounciation of Angel.My head canon says that when NESTS fell apart, Angel escaped before the conspiracy tried to bury her, and now she's hanging out in her native Mexico again, generally wanting nothing to do with NESTS.
>>29781395Why not? Orochi's Hakkeshu got away to live normal lives, and Angel didn't seem TOO bad.Or maybe I was hypnotized by her ass.
>>29781448The New Faces Team is canonically dead, though. They ended in a willing double murder-suicide by Yashiro's hands as a final sacrifice to Orochi near the end of '97 (or a final act of defiance, depending on how you look at it).
>>29781503Chris is literally hanging out in London, if KOF XIII is anything to go by. Although it literally wrote itself out of canon so
>>29781573Those are just KoFXIII cameos, though, and they don't mean all that much. I mean, there are cameos by Haohmaru, Hanzo, Nakoruru and Charlotte here and there throughout the game.
>>29781621I did not know this.I'm not sure which theory is worse - 400 years of immortality or simpe cosplayers Meaning KOF videogames exist in KOFverse
>>29781699Haohmaru is on a rock on the far left side of the '96 Japan stage, smoking a pipe.Hanzo is hiding behind a statue on the roof of the coliseum.Nakoruru is way in the back on one of the roofs of the sumo stage.Charlotte is in the back on the left side of the grassy ruins stage.
OKAY! Back for a little bit, then might have to commute home...>>29781157>>29781185>>29781077You don't even try to look up at Shermie's kick heading down towards you as you roll under it, Shemie's electrified feet propelling her upwards and back down in front of you as you rocket forward with your foor outstretched, hitting her HARD in in the stomach with your Hien Shippu Kyaku, the last hit getting electrified and... Healing her slightly? As she Ukemi's out of it and readies her arm back, her fist starting to glow Brightly with an Orange-ish glow of Static Electricity...===Your Health: 39%O. Shermie's Health: 77%Your Ki: MAXO. Shermie's Ki: 68%, No Bars (Attempting to do a DM)===>A. Counter her Ankokou Raikoken with your Shin Ha'oh Raijinken (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage and Luck that the attack will trade with Shermie's)>B. Try to catch her out of her start-up time with a Ryuuko Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck that you can hit her out of her DM)>C. Back away from her and see if you can punish her with a "Strong" Ha'oh Raijinken (Roll 3d100 for Evasion, Attack Speed & Attack Damage)>D. Try to Block and "Blow Back Attack" your way through her Ankokou Raikoken (Roll 3d100 for Defense, Counter Attack-Damage and Luck in getting your strike to hit her "Cleanly")
Rolled 60, 6, 41 = 107>>29782752>BLightning not work! Switch to savage beating!
Rolled 54, 10, 100 = 164>>29782752>B. Try to catch her out of her start-up time with a Ryuuko Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck that you can hit her out of her DM)
Rolled 81, 75, 73 = 229>>29782752>>B. Try to catch her out of her start-up time with a Ryuuko Ranbuu (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck that you can hit her out of her DM)She absorbs electricity now?What a shocking development. ^_^
> Orange-ishGUYS THAT'S HER MAX DESPERATION MOVE I think
Rolled 72, 43 = 115>>29782846>>29782883>>29782933Rolling for maluses, then an Update>>29782967Can't fool you with anything, Huh Yabuki?
Rolled 54, 93, 85 = 232>>29783014Bah, scratch that last roll; Forgot it was 3d100 for a second...
Rolled 50, 24, 74 = 148>>29782752> DOnly safe option imo, in the worst case we are not roasted I guess?
>>29782846>>29782883>>29782933>Rolled 54, 6, 100>>29783041>Rolled 54, 93, 85>54>54AAAAAH!
>>29783041>only one roll under 80I like it
I hope we gonna get some Power out of all that electric "fricotage"
God I hate Saiki.
>>29783290Why??I think he cool...
>>29783319Because in the middle of my goddamn Dream Cancel into Hyper Chain Drive he froze time and then hit me with a screen-covering move that reduced my health by 50%, killing my last guy.
>>29782846>>29782883>>29782933>New Thread Theme for the Moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8BYBaDz0IcYou hop back a little as your body begins to glow, your voice contorting as you yell "Ooh look at me~ I'm a straya psycho who likes girls because boys have COO-TIES! ohhwaooo~" while you rush in and cancel Shermie's Attempt at a Ankokou Raikoken with your own Ryuuko Ranbuu, each hit sounding like it were comming from a Machine Gun as you mercilessly pound on Shermie's body with your Fists and Feet... Only to get knocked out of your finishing Shin Haoh Raijinken by Fiona's Shoulder-Tackle, knocking you face first as you comically fall on top of Shermie, your face seemingly resting in her impressively chest...Mai Faceplams at the sight while Tsuyako & Shermie both Blush, though you scramble up as Fiona stares you down, a cold look on her face as she says "Look, I don't know if you can hear me right now, but if you don't fucking stop this shit I'm gonna bury you into the goddamn beach."You pause, again that dizzying sensation from earlier starting to overwhelm you as your vision fades in and out, Fiona's voice sounding clear, but somewhat far away from your ears while Bizuki up in the tree overlooking all of this ponders whether to continue...
>>29783649>A. Try to fight this feeling overwhelming you again and see if you can break out of the trance before Fiona Pounds you into paste (Roll 2d100 for Strength of Will & Luck)>B. Try to catch her off-guard with a "Wake-Up" Kohou, then follow it up with a Shin Haoh Raijinken (Roll 3d100 for Recovery Speed, Attack Damage & Luck in getting the last move to hit)>C. Roll away from whatever attack she's got planned and try to smack her with a Thrust Punch, into a Raijin Sprint into a Tani-Otoshi Throw (Roll 3d100 for Evasion, Attack Damage & Luck in getting the throw attempt to land)>D. Feign that your out for the match, laydown on your back... And when Fiona offers you a hand to get up, do a Tani-Otoshi and roll to your feet to try and hit her with a Ha'oh Raijinken (Roll 3d100 for Bluff, Attack Damage & Luck in getting the last attack to connect)This might be the last voting option and update until I have to commute back to my house... So VOTE!
Rolled 95, 74 = 169>>29783846>AWe've already beat the tar outta Orochi Shermie and stopped Mai, let's attempt to call it a day!
Rolled 36, 36 = 72>>29783846>A. Try to fight this feeling overwhelming you again and see if you can break out of the trance before Fiona Pounds you into paste (Roll 2d100 for Strength of Will & Luck)
Rolled 66, 46, 20 = 132>>29783846>>C. Roll away from whatever attack she's got planned and try to smack her with a Thrust Punch, into a Raijin Sprint into a Tani-Otoshi Throw (Roll 3d100 for Evasion, Attack Damage & Luck in getting the throw attempt to land)She DID tell us we needed to fight more to get stronger... why would we want to stop fighting so soon?
Rolled 41, 96 = 137>>29783846>AWe had some good fun, but we better try to stop this. Fiona is scaring me...
>>29783901NO TIGER, DO NOT GIVE INTO THE STATSUI NO HADO, THAT IS NOT THE WAY OF KATSUJINKEN!
>>29783846Seriously, I've only got a few minutes before the Wi-Fi Cafe I'm typig this up from is...Oh wait, it's closed and I'm outside trying to finish this up before I have to go...VOTE DAMN IT! MR. KARATE DEMANDS IT!
>>29784082More missed KoFXIII opportunities, and this ones a real sad one: if the companies had managed to secure the rights to the franchise when making "Rage of the Dragons", KoFXIII could've possibly legally added a "Double Dragon Team" in the game, and Billy and Jimmy Lee as selectable characters in a KoF game.Which would have been the baddest of all badass things.
>>29785038Funny how things work like that.
>>29785106Speaking of which, I'd heard Sonia was originally intended to be Linda Lash.
>>29785038>>29785106>>29785172Think about it: if there was a Double Dragon Team on KoF, we could listen to this and play KoF at the same time and it would be totally appropriate!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCPTb9h2V5s
Rolled 8, 74 = 82Appologies for the delays; Got close to being picked up for loitering for hanging around the Wi-Fi Cafe by a couple of cops that had nothing better to do... After a few minutes of sweet-talking them into giving my things back (After convincing them that no, I'm not a "Person Intrest OR trying to sell illicit services through Craigslist) I headed on home, which is where I'll be for the rest of the night.>>29783906Fiona's the kind of woman who uses her charmsand wit to hide her "Real" self... And this is one of those times. Put it another way, she'll like you as a friend fairly easily but won't hesitate to break your back and make you humble.>>29783884>>29783893>>29783906Rolling for maluses, then an update.Pic Unrelated because I STILL haven't found a picture (Of a Real Model or Draw in ANY kind of style) I can safely say "THAT'S Fiona Graves" (Not even of her real-life inspiration... TO THE DRAW THREADS!)
>>29786015Also, FUCK ME I FORGOT TO POST KATJA'S STATS PAGE!>http://pastebin.com/dGfeaKCg
>>29786015> loiteringDamn man, you gotta watch out...
>>29786091Also, is that me or we lost some Power?..
>>29786279Just a "Wrong place at the wrong time" kind of deal... I'm OK, but the cops in my town know me somewhat because I was with a now-ex friend and got pulled over riding with... Also, as you point out in >>29786302, I forgot to update the stats page! (They'll be up as soon as after this update)>>29783884>>29783893>>29783906>Meanwhile, up in the tree overlooking the beach...Bizuki grumbles "Fuck this gay earth" to herself and throws her hands up in disgust, the energy from her hands vanishing and the glow in her eyes starting to fade as she carefully, gracefully hops down the branches of the tree and starts to run back to the Mansion proper, then turns around and starts walking down the stone pathway to the beach...>Back down on the Beach as Katja HartkernYour mind starts to regain some of it's sanity and your vision starts to restore itself somewhat, the crazy electrical "Strobe Lighting" of your eyes fading away and your pupils returning to their natural color as you fall over onto your back and gasp for breath, closing your eyes and starting to fall asleep when Fiona comes over, kneels down and gives you a gentle hug..."You still with us Katja?" She asks, careful not to yell and possibly damage your eardrums as you start to cry and Shermie's hair color starts to revert to her usual shade of red, she herself also gaining a sense of sanity after letting her past powers as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi overtake her, if only for a brief moment.That's when Bizuki pops into view, wearing a slinky small Black Bikini that covers what little she has on her body fairly inadequately while casually walking down towards the beach ask "What's going on?"You open your eyes and shoot upright, nearly headbutting Fiona as you turn your head and glae at Bizuki while Shermie, Tsuyako & Mai equally shocked that she only JUST arrived here after her rather-long "Break"...
>>29786897"Where the hell were you?" Mai asks, eyeing her suspiciously as Bizuki explains "Oh, I was just taking aquick break for lunch and had to take a couple of phone calls... Why?" in an almost-cute voice."Something..." Tsuyako pauses, shaking her head and not wanting to say what's on her mind for fear of sounding bat-shit insane, but at the same time WANTING to hear it come out, if only for her own sanity's sake. "I think someone, or something possesed Katja and tried to have her fight all of us.""What?! That's just crazy; There's no such thing as ghosts or demons or anything like that" Bizuki replies, trying not to blow her own cover."It's not all that crazy sounding Bizuki-san; Hell, one time I was following Andy up in the mountains of China and some weirdo with a mask attacked me..." Mai adds, pausing as she tries to clearly remember what had happened on that day all of those years ago. "And then Andy just went BERSERK! His aura started to glow like it was a discotheque rave, his eyese went fucking WHITE just like Katja's here when he fought that guy off... I mean, the only thing that's keeping me from thinking it WAS a wandering demonic entity that started to control her is that it hasn't started to rain yet..." Tsuyako nods at that, knowing the old Japanese folk tale about it "Raining in the Wake of Demons", but Fiona tries to defend Katja and says "She possesses a truly awe-inspiring power" Shermie adds, still rubbing her sore body and covering her chest with her arms (As her Bikini Top basically disintigrated after getting hit by Katja's Ryuuko Ranbuu) as she adds "But she has no real control over it.""What, like you've got any over yours?" Fiona bluntly asks, Shermie glaring at her with her hidden eyes as Tsuyako steps up and yells "STOP IT ALREADY!", clearing the air a little as she then takes a breand and adds "I think it's too presumptous to try and discuss this all here: Maybe we could head back inside?" ===>TIME OVER! DRAW GAME!
>>29787428godofthunder!!!!It was fun!!! alas, I have to go to bed, GMT and all that jazz...
>>29787546And I gotta finish watching the Fatal Fury OVA's, because you silly guys made me all nostalgic for the 90's!
>>29787428===>Health: 35%>Strength Increase +2>Power Increase +2>Evasion Increase +1===>A. Weakly agree and ask if Fiona could help you back up and inside.>B. Keep glaring at Bizuki, let her know that you know what you might've done to her (Even though you can't prove it) (Roll 2d100 for Intimidation & Bluff)>C. Accuse her of perfoming some kind of arcane ritual and possesing you (Roll 2d100 for Diplomacy & Luck in the reaction others give)>D. Say something Else>E. Do Something Else>F. Run This South Town
Rolled 11, 76 = 87>>29787609>B. Keep glaring at Bizuki, let her know that you know what you might've done to her (Even though you can't prove it) (Roll 2d100 for Intimidation & Bluff)
Rolled 80, 52 = 132>>29787609>BBetter to do that so she doesn't try it again
>>29787609>BAs if she didn't already send too many "sketch as fuck" signals.
Rolled 82, 100 = 182>>29787680
Rolled 94, 25 = 119>>29787609>>B. Keep glaring at Bizuki, let her know that you know what you might've done to her (Even though you can't prove it) (Roll 2d100 for Intimidation & Bluff)We know. We watch. We wait.
Rolled 99, 49 = 148>>29787546G'Night Yabuki. It's always a pleasure to have you around to vote for this.>>29787594I freely admit there's a kind of trashy, "Harder than a Saturday Morning Cartoon"-kind of feel to those OVA's, much like a fanservice-filled G-Gundam or something...>>29787709>>29787702>>29787665>>29787661Rolling for bizuki's Intimidation & Bluff Checks.
>>29787748I just grew up with that stuff and the Street Fighter animated film. Back when I was a kid the idea of some of my favorite game characters in their own awesome movies was pretty baller.Actually, the Street Fighter one still holds up, the fight scenes in it are pretty fucking badass thanks to the actual MMA fighter they got advising the animation team.
>>29787661>>29787702>11, 100We are very intimidating. And we bluff like a... like a... like a thing that bluffs very well.That comparison fell apart.>>29787748>99, 49...wow. Bizuki has NO spine.
>>29787809Also: hearing the Ronin Warriors and Gundam Wing cast talk through Fatal Fury's mouths is pretty fukkin hilarious in the dub.
>>29787860Intimidating like GEEESU when his gi falls off, and bluff like Takuma when he's Mr Karate!Or maybe the second example is a shitty one....
>>29787905Mr. Karate's running gag in SVC Chaos was that everyone on Team SNK knows it's Takuma, but he refuses to admit it to anyone but Ryo.
>>29788015There's an interesting spin on it in KoFXIII: everyone knows it's Takuma (or at least all KoF regulars do), but then Mr Karate SPEAKS and they say he FEELS somehow completely different when he puts the mask on. Sie actually wants to perform an exorcism on it because he thinks it controls his brain.Given that Mr Karate is stronger, has invisible ki attacks and awesomer versions of regular Kyokugenryu skills, I'm thinking the reason it's different is because when he's Mr Karate he's not actually holding back anymore.
>>29788163Shit, even the guys who don't know Takuma recognize Mr. Karate as "The Legendary Karateka from Southtown"
>>29788163>>29788206That's Mr. Karate's gimmick in that particular game. It's Takuma's going-all-out alter ego. Hell, the SNK final boss in SVC Chaos apart from Shin Akuma (not counting Goddess Athena and Red Arremer) is literally "Serious Mr. Karate" (Honki ni natta Mr. Karate).
>>29788323I think it's funny that Takuma's usually so hard to take seriously thanks to his blowhard stodgy old-guy-ness that his goofy alter ego is his "Shin Takuma" form.
>>29788372Still Takuma is one of the coolest "mentor" characters in SnK's fighting universe.Saisyu Kusanagi gives him a run for his money though, mostly because Saisyu is basically identical to his son in his cocky "fuck y'all" attitudes, but aged.
>>29788372He's still taken relatively seriously. The man INVENTED an entire martial art and is one of the most senior names in the business. Hell, he was part of the Masters Team (aka "Old Man Team") with Heidern and Saisyu/Chin.Plus, he's built like a mountain.
>>29788545I guess in the KoF-verse all the old guys know each other or something, because he knew Saisyu before that, and also Jeff Bogard too.
>>29788421That plus Saisyu thinks his son is a lazy piece o' shit and needs to get whipped into shape if he's truly going to succeed him as heir to the Kusanagi clan.
>>29788421If you noticed, everyone in the first rendition of the Old Man/Masters Team is a father. Saisyu has Kyo, Takuma has Ryo, and Heidern has Leona (adopted).
>>29788639Which is funny, because in KOF: Kyo Saisyu is not exactly especially active himself. Clearly his son inherited just as many of his flaws as his positive points.I wonder who Kyo's mom was? I guess that's irrelevant: everyone's mom in SNK is dead.>>29788680>Damn kids and their newfangled fighting tournaments! We'll show 'em all!
>>29787661>>29787665>>29787702>>29787709You glare at "Bizuki" with a deadly-looking glem in your eyes, saying nothing but telling her psycologically that you don't trust her... AND that know know that she had something to do with your outburst of energy; She looks back you with the same intensity in her eyes, though he face doesn't stray away from her fake smile as she says to Tsuyako "That would be nice... Plus, we could probably raid the fridge for stuff."Tsuyako's eyes perk up at the sound of food, but Mai cuts in. "I'dunno, I bet the camera guys and the make-up crews are all still in there...", motioning to how skimmpy her outfit is (Even though it's visually similar to one that she had been working on in private for some time as a replacement/alternate to her "Usual" barely-their "Gi"-thing...), though Fiona points out "Mai, when have you NOT dressed in only enough to cover your tits and ass?" with a goofy grin"I keep telling you, that's only around Andy!" You hear Mai yell, looking to see that her voice and her expression suggests that she wasn't expecting those words to come out so harshly... Though Fiona can tell something's up and helps you up off the ground, motioning to Tsuyako and saying "C'mon, let's go... I need to eat anyways. You want anything guys?""Hmm... Well, the light won't truly fade until around 6:30-7 PM... So yes, let's take abreak, right Katsha?" Shermie asks with a giggle, walking over and putting her hand onto yours to suggest "No Hard feelings" about what had happened earlier (That you only kinda-sorta recall)."Yeah, that sounds good" you weakly reply, your voice a little hoarse as the rest of you sans Bizuki walk back up to the house, Bizuki lamely explaining "I want to work on my tan!""Bloody weirdo... What's she hiding?" you wonder as you take a long breath and slowly slump down in a lounge chair much like the one you had sat in earlier in the morning, feeling content to rest your battered body for a little bit...
>>29788773I should remind the thread we had scheduled an acupuncture session with Lee Pai Long today to make up for yesterday.
>>29788773I actually thought it was kinda funny in KoF: Another Day when you first see Mai walking around in pretty average street clothes, which she strips off as soon as it comes time to fight. I guess her Ninja Stripper outfit is her "work clothes" or something, ha.
>>29788847Hey, Kim does the same thing in one of the FF OVAs, except that's just with his ki energy, and it looks really badass.
>>29788773>A. Continue to play out the day as Katja Hartkern>B. Timeskip to when you FINALLY get a chance to meet up with Lee Pai Long for your accupuncture appointment...>C. Timeskip to later that evening as Katja>D. Timeskip to sometime that Night as Katja>E. Assume the role of...? (Discussion for a possible side-story while Katja sleeps; Characters? up for debate)>>29788847Those clothes are a tribute to a picture from around the time of Fatal Fury Special, actually.>>29788015>>29788163>>29788206>>29788323The Mr. Karate with the White Gi from SVC Chaos is basically Takuma trying to be himself while wearing a mask; The Honki ni natta Mr. Karate from that Game and The "Regular" Mr. Karate are more in line with the mythos behind that character: In his late-30's Early 40's Takuma had to work as a hitman for Geese Howard to protect the Dojo from loansharks and gangbangers, so he created the "Mr. Karate" moniker to do his job and keep his dojo honourable...>>29788697Actually, Kyo's mom is still alive; She just never shows up in any games... She also allegedly wields a Naginata and can light the fucking thing on fire (Eiji Kisaragi admitting that she's the reason he stayed away from competing in KOF Tournaments until XI.)
>>29789109Regular Mr. Karate from KOF XIII, sorry.
>>29788927>Kim>More badass then MaiYA DON'T SAY!>>29789109Huh. She must be an interesting lady.>>29789153.....that's Weissritter, you can't fool me.
>>29789109>B. Timeskip to when you FINALLY get a chance to meet up with Lee Pai Long for your accupuncture appointment...That's enough model drama for one day. Though explaining those shiners to Lee is going to be interesting.
>>29789109>>A. Continue to play out the day as Katja HartkernAnd now: the fallout. Hell, maybe that little show'll change the tone of the shoot.
>>29789279Assuming the shoot even happens.
>>29789109Also>A>>29789238And I'm pretty sure we could just say "Southtown happened" and he'd get it.
>>29789323Though we should probably ask Shermie where she found this Bizuki girl.
>>29789358As long as she doesn't answer with things like >"Oh, the weird snake in my dreams told me where to find her and there she was!"in a bubbly fashion!
>>29789153MOOOOOOT!!!>>29789177Indeed... She was a side character in an RPG called "The King of Fighters: Kyo" that's semi-canon as far as SNKP considers.>>29789296The shoot HAD been happening when the fight started; Whether it CONTINUES after all of this drama is the bigger question.Also, current Vote Tally as I eat my dinner:A = 2 VotesB = 1 VoteThe Rest = NaddaAny objections?
>>29789863I'm good.Also, I'd forgotten that Masami Obari did the Fatal Fury OVA's. I somewhat doubt it's a coincidence that afterwords he'd spent the rest of his career doing near-or-outright pornographic work that seemed to ALWAYS include a Mai look-alike somewhere in it....
>>29789279>>29789323>Days until "The Infinite Match": 18>Current Time of Day: 1:50 PM>You still are in Direct control of Katja HartkernYou and the girls walk back up to the Mansio, with most of the photographers cowering/hiding from all of you and the head make-up "Artiste" absolutely LIVID at all of your appearances."Dear god... What in the darkest depths of hell HAPPENED to all of you?!" he asks, clearly aghast at the cut on your lip oozing blood and the various bruises on all of the other girls' bodies. None of you answer for him, though you honestly feel like you should as an uneasy air starts to build in the room...>A. Try to drop the subject and ask if there's any food around to piss him off.>B. Accept the blame and ask to leave the shoot early; Besides, you've got to call up Lee and tell him you need to reschedule your appointment for today! (Roll 2d100 for Diplomacy & Luck in towards contacting him)>C. Don't say anything and if anyone asks, use the Richard Pryor Defense; "Deny, Deny, Deny". (Roll 1d100 for bluff)>D. Ignore him and go grab your cellphone, call up Mary and see if they have anything on "Bizuki Iijima" (Roll 1d100 for Luck in contacting her)>>29790074Oh yeah, he was BIG into Mai Shiranui back in the day... Now, eh, he's more interested in /m/-related stuff.
Rolled 81, 60 = 141>>29790569>B. Accept the blame and ask to leave the shoot early; Besides, you've got to call up Lee and tell him you need to reschedule your appointment for today! (Roll 2d100 for Diplomacy & Luck in towards contacting him)Be the bigger girl.
Rolled 95>>29790569>>C. Don't say anything and if anyone asks, use the Richard Pryor Defense; "Deny, Deny, Deny". (Roll 1d100 for bluff)Let's not call Mary for every little thing. It's turning into our default after anything even vaguey suspicious happens. It'll get to annoy her, and it probably won't let us meet Seth, Ramon and Vanessa any sooner.No matter how much we will it.Also, on a totally-not-diversionary note, come on epic bluff score!
>>29790837OK, but I should remind everyone that Katja's supposed to meet up with Mary sometime today anyway, so why NOT mention Iijima?
>>29790967Not to mention that mind control is a relatively big deal and is considered a credible threat in this universe.
>>29791121Just ask this guy.
Rolled 87>>29790967We are?Sorry. Must have forgotten. In that case, ignore the above line of commentary, for it is irrelevant, and...>>29790569switch>>29790837to>>D. Ignore him and go grab your cellphone, call up Mary and see if they have anything on "Bizuki Iijima" (Roll 1d100 for Luck in contacting her)And this, Anons, is how you backpedal. Without a hint of grace, dignity, or shame. ^_^
>>29790825>>29790837TIE-BREAK VOTE!>>29791121See >>29791164 and how SNKP basically admitted that they made him TOO powerful, but didn't want to nerf his abilities (Dude could basically do what Botan from "Those From The Past" and also pull a Pic Related on ANYONE. With his mind... Hence why he only shows up in the background of a certain Stage in KoF 02UM.
>>29791267>No Tie-break VotesGetting late, I suppose?
>>29791605It's almost 1AM EST. I still hold to the vote of being the bigger woman instead of being petty.
>>297916056 AM here. I shall be comatose soon.>>29791637Petty nothing. It's caving for no good reason.A is being petty.
>>29791637>>29791718Understood! Last update for the night, then? >TFW This thing's had nearly 200+ Posts in one dayIt's almost like a real quest!>>29790825You take a deep breath and are about to say "It's all my fault; I said something stupid, stuff got heated between us and... I'm sorry", but mai Shiranui takes the words right out of your mouth (To the astonishment of Fiona, Tsuyako, Shermie & Yourself)."I started it... Something came over me and I popped off in front of you; I thought it was a joke, but... If I really offended you, then I'm sorry" Mai admits taking a deep breath and holding out her hand towards yours (And her words only adding to your suspicion that Bizuki was somehow involved with your apparaent rampage).You take her hand and grasp it in acknowledgement, but stick to your guns and also sheepishly admit "I know, but it was also my fault for reacting like that towards all of you... I guess I need more time to try and control my rage and anger, I suppose, because I'dunno what came over me either...""Well, for what it's worth it's par for the course for where we live day-to-day; This city, it's unlike any other in that Regard" Shermie adds as she graps a bright pink bathrobe and puts it on, only barely containg her amazing cleavage as you and Mai look at each other and take a quick hug, then you say "But really, I think I need to get going; I've got friends to meet and an accupuncture appointment that was..." you pause, then head over to where you left your jeans and bike leathers, finding that there were five new text messages and three new voicemails, saying to yourself "Quite a while ago, Excuse me!" before you grab your clothes and head to the bathroom, intently waiting to hear your missed calls and slowlyputting soe actual clothes back on...
>>29792124>Meanwhile, out on the beach...For the first time in a while, Bizuki wasn't lying about something; She really did want to head out onto the beach and work on her tan, laying down a towel and revealing her tiny frame to anyone who'd care to notice (Whe had been a bit self-conscious of how pale she laooked in comparison to everyone else; THanks in no part to spending Ambrosia-Knows how long in stuffy old houses and rooms studying her "Arts & Sciences"), though if anyone DID try to walk in on her, she had a few plans... Though full-body tanning aside, she desperately wanted to get in touch with her employer and wanted to tell him everything that had happened throughout the day... Except she didn't have a phone; The nature of her powers being that physical objects were more likely to break or malfunction around her... So, she had to do the next best thing; She drew a small, intricate seal in the sand with a finger and started to hum an odd-sounding tune, trying to match the frequency of a certain Cellphone...>Meanwhile...Jean-Claude Gabriel was hunched over a drand paino, practicing the intricate melodies of Beethoven when he could hear his cellphone buzz on his grand desk, the sound echoing in the cavernous office as he stopped, sighed and got up to check it, grumbling something to himself about others intruding into his very precious "Me Time"...Curious, he checked the phone and found that it was from his secretary, Iijima Bizuki. He recalled how he had asked her to model on a photo shoot for a swimwear catalogue that a certain "Person of Interest" was thought to be attending and hurriedly picked up the phone, hoping to get a chance to talk... And cursing himself, as it was a text that read "She's the real deal; Electricity and Everything. Should we call up Foxy & Diana?"Muttering something about "Dumb Nigga Technology", Jean texted back "Just observe her for now... And for the love of whatever higher power you pray to, DON'T BLOW YOUR COVER."
>>29792311>DON'T BLOW YOUR COVERHeheheheheh
>>29792311>Foxy and DianaA NESTS plot? Hoo boy.
>>29792311>Meanwhile, back at the Beach...Jean's words lay out in front of her, etched in the sand for a few moments before washing away, partly out of boredom at his cliched response but also to try and keep her cover up for as long as she could... She focused again, humming once more and mentally replying "Easier said than done; I think she caught on to me during my little "Test"... She's quite thrilling to stare down, i have to admit" as a warm shiver flows up her spine; She might've liked foolling around with boy-toys in her spare time, but there was something... Different, about trying to control a lady like Katja; A real challenge, she thought though she had hoped that it didn't go through to Gabriel on the other end...>Meanwhile, back at Geese's Tower (AKA North American Headquarters for The Paragon Group)...Jean had seen "Sexting", but this was something else; A full, detailed five-course "Meal" (With "Dessert") with Kastja Hartkern that, he shamefully admitted, sounded almost arousing to his libido. However, he shook his head and replied "TMI 'Jima. Just try not to do anything else to compromise your position and report back to me ASAP." as he hung up, wondering why he even bothered with hiring such and odd, damn-near sociopathic woman to handle "Delicate" situations like this...Of course, that's when he looked back and say the smug face he had when he had watch her deal with those two Meira Brothers and whatever "Gang" they called themselves and couldn't help but smile as he grabbed a fencing foil and started to practice his true "Art", striking, thrusting and moving in a sort-of circle, his impressive main carpet acting as a guide for his fighting style of choice...>(End Updates)Thanks to all that joined in and good night to all the EST & GMT Bros that make this topic flow!Next one Should be up at the same time as before (10 AM PST, 1 PM EST), but check my Twitter Feed linked up in the OP for any possible updates.
>>29792569One of the problems of being the BBEG: You can't do everything and you can't expect your employees to be 100% Professional all the time, ESPECIALLY for someone as quirky as Iijima...>>29792605It only gets crazier from here Mate; Strap on, buckle up tight and enjoy the ride... Just like Igniz's Brutal God Project pegging one of your characters in KoF 2002: Unlimited Match; SHIT GETS REAL.Also, Jean Gabriel's prefered method of fighting, to anyone that's interested:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DestrezaAlso, UPDATED STATS PAGE! WITH A NEW DESPERATION MOVE!:>http://pastebin.com/FWUxwPZa>Pic Unrelated, if only because the only person I can think of that fits Iijima's profile has too much NSFW stuff to try and post something here... Also proof that SNKP second-guessed themselves and SHOULD'VE made KOF XII & XIII's sprites more like the older characters.
>>29793007>DestrezaWelp, my knowledge of various obscure martial arts style pays off again.I would wonder about a KoF Boss that uses a weapon, but if Lawrence Blood could do it back when Krauser was hosting, and Shion could do it in XII, why not right?
>>29793574Malin (the blonde girl who hates Yuri) uses a bunch of hidden weapons.I think Blue Mary used a taser once in a while.
>>29793618Ah yes, Choi's moe replacement.Usually a good strategy in Japan: if you need to replace an old beloved character, replace them with an attractive girl of some kind.
>>29793618Don't forget about Choi's Clawed Gloves, Billy's Three-Section Staff, Eiji Kisaragi's Kunai, Mr. Big's sticks, Foxy's "I stole this from Cutie Honey!" Sabre as well as Sho Hayate's BIG-ASS Boomerang, among others... Besides that, when I read up on the article, what struck me most was that this was NOT a "Style" in the traditional sense of the word: This was SYSTEM that designed to applicable to a variety of weapon types (Everything from the classical Rapier to a Sword & Buckler combinations, Two-Handed Swords all the way up to Flails and Halberds) as well as being unnarmed, but it's also one that plays off Jean's supposed strengths as a character: This is a system that's based on a partly mathmatical model, where one must be conservative in approach yet NEVER advance directly ahead of oneself, knowing and calculating EXACTLY the right distance that's close enough to hit, yet far enough away from the opponent to not get hit in retaliation... Sounds like Real-Life "Frame Data" to me, which suits him just fine.>>29793618Mary in the later Real Bout: Fatal Fury games uses a taser from tine-to-time; Only the EX Mary from KoF 98: Ultimate Match has been playable with that weapon as far as I know.>>29793909Such a waste of a character too; Her story never went anywhere and since she was basically "Touched" by Falcoon design-wise we'll probably never see her again.
>>29781200>Angel's straight-up a tribute to The RockWe're gonna have to fight her at some point, for the title of "Most Electrifying Woman In Sports Entertainment".>>29792311>Nigga TechnologyJean Claude Gabriel will forevermore be voiced by Samuel L Jackson in my mind. Thank you for that.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTzO-_Yl4d0
>>29794158Sho Hayate and his weird-ass fighting game and his weird-ass "Fuuenken" martial art.What the fuck kinda weirdo just wakes up one day and says "Imma combine Karate with GIANT BOOMERANGS, just to see if I can!.....I guess the same kinda that goes>uuuOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!>Touched by FalcoonIt's like being touched by an angel, but instead of being blessed everything about you turns to shit and the fans hate you forever.
>>29795116.....it had better turn into a SEXY fight. Just to make up for a probable lack of Angel ever appearing in KoF ever again. Shit, we'll be lucky if we ever get another KoF ever again at ALL at the rate SNKP is doing dumb stuff.
>>29795740It's Katja fighting Angel. It'll be sexy alright.
>>29795760Something that's overlooked about Angel in her character: she's actually supposed to be a Super-Soldier of some kind.Not like K999's crazy Akira-knockoff psychic powers shit, but a some of her moves give her crazy teleporting superspeed/flash step stuff.She's actually probably pretty damn powerful on the scale of KoF characters, given that her team was basically the rough equivalent of the New Faces Team, only with artificial super-soldiers from NESTS instead of Orochi's Heavenly Kings.
>>29794158Don't forget Muchiko's whip...and her gun. Seriously, are there even any RULES to the King of Fighters Tournament?!
>>29793007> new desperation move> it's not GOD OF THUNDER...Did we really need another projectile?
In positive and other SNKPlaymore-related news, I found out SNKPlaymore laid off the CEO that didn't want them to make videogames awhile back and are now hiring folks for both a Samurai Shodown project AND a King of Fighter's project.Since what they're hiring is 3D art specialists first, it's quite possible they're going to be 3D-only games.
>>29795889Like I mentioned previously, Angel is supposed to be K9999 and Kula's minder (outside of Foxy and Diana for Kula specifically), so she's likely one of NESTS's top enforcers.>>29798113It's relatively old news, but yeah, it's possible they're making the jump to 2.5D like Capcom did.
>MFW This Thread survives the night without expecting or asking anyone to bump itI love /tg/ sometimes... Now for replies.>>29797687That was a Fuck-Up on my part; The Shin Haoh Raijinken was supposed to be aregular move that uses a small amount of Meter, NOT a full-blown Desperation Move... I keep thinking that she'll end up having something similar to Makoto's "Tanden Renki" for GOD OF THUNDER, but I need to work the bugs out of it before It's legit.>>29795116>>29795740>>29795760>>29795889In canon, Angel's one of the most powerful non-boss character people to EVER fight in a KoF, as she's genetically-engineered to super-human levels in every single way... Put it another way, the fight with her would end up being the Rocky IV of catfights (With Angel as Ivan Drago... Except she's speaking Spanish). Could it happen? Yes. SHOULD it happen? ...>>29796044From '99 onwards, it doesn't seem like it did, but you can bet the Mr. Gabriel wouldn't stand for guns being used on something that's going to be broadcast on live TV around the world.>>29798113>>29798826Good to know. I actually saw a render of the 3D art they were trying to do, but I thought it looked like a shitty fanart fro dA or Pixiv...OKAY! Updates will resume in about Ten-Fifteen Minutes...
>>29800261As much as she acts like a joke and regularly flaunts her sexuality, Angel seriously is one of the most dangerous people in the tournament. After all, near the end of the NESTS saga, Angel and K9999 killed Foxy for being a traitor (she got better). I imagine she put down K9999 herself before she went dark in Mexico. Now she's staunchly anti-NESTS after the conspirary threatened to bury her when NESTS fell. It's like Sagat in Shadoloo: he didn't even want to be a part of it, so he was the first to jump ship when it started falling apart.
>>29798826Actually I'm really hoping the 3D will just be reserved to backgrounds and special effects like BlazBlue.Seriously, they have just got this engine working smoothly as KoF XIII shows, and now they are going to throw all that through the window??All they need to do is better graphics, a new saga and Hero Team, more characters from previous KoFs in. AND finally realizing they have communities for the game outside of Japan. DONE!But hey, I can totally see them doing the opposite while keeping their head stuck in the sand...
>>29800261>>29792617>Days until "The Infinite Match": 18>Current Time of Day: 2:00 PM>(Updates now Resume)>You are now in direct control of Katja HartkerntHe first message you listen to wasn't anything specal; Just a wrong number from a guy looking up a place so hecould get some cheep drywall for his house... But the other two made you pause, sit up and take notice: The first was from a clearly irrate Lee Pai Long, who wanted to know exactly where the hell you were and WHY you weren't at his pharmacy for your treatments while second one was from Mary, wondering if she should head out to Cheng's place in order to talk or meet up elsewhere...While you pondered who to call first, you then came across the text messages on your phone and found five new ones, all of them from Yuri Sakazaki... And each one of them a long, tangled mess of words that kind of explain that Robert really HAS dumped her and that while Ryo's around to help her though it, she's starting to miss you... (Or so you think; hOnestly, deciphering drunken texts was never a strong suit you had...)>A. Call up Lee first and BEG HIM to reschedule you to latter tonight, explaing exactly why you haven't been able to call him (IE Lie to him a little and see if he buys it while covering your own ass) (Roll 2d100 For Bluff & Luck)>B. Check in with Mary, see if she picks up and try to set up a place to possibly meet her (As you don't feel very comfortable around Cheng's house right now... Well, not with Bizuki around at least) (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE The Probability of Mary answering your call)>C. Try to text back Yuri and calm her down; Robert didn't really MEAN all of those things she said/texted... Did he? Totally jumping off the handle isn't in his character... (Roll 2d100 for Diplomacy & Luck IE The Probability of Yuri positively responding to your texts)
>>29801059B, then A. We can sort out Yuri when we see her.
>>29801059> AI want that Chi checked in.
Rolled 74, 18 = 92>>29801237Forgot the roll
>>29801162>>29801238>>29801237>>29801291T-T-TIE BREAK VOTE!
>>29801596They both say A, so go with A.
>>29801596Might sound stupid, but I still have no clue what I have to do when those ties happen...
Rolled 13, 45 = 58>>29801650Pick an option presented; If it's one you initially chose, DON'T ROLL. If it's one you DIDN'T initially choose, roll in the appropriate fields.>>29801644OK, rolling for maluses, then an Update.
>>29801291You quickly call up "The Sleeping Dragon Pharmacy" and pray that Lee'll get a chance to talk with you (Or at least give you a shot at calming him down) as you start to slip on your black one-piece and jeans, waiting for the phone to pick up..."Sleeping Dragon Pharmacy, What's up?" you hear a brash-sounding voice on the other end quickly reply in Cantonese, not quite wondering who it is as you slowly reply in English "Uh... Hello, I'm Katja Hartkern? I have an appointment with Dr. Lee Pai Long today?""Oh... Sorry'bout that; Had to deal with some dudes earlier" the voice says, switching over to a slightly accented English as he explains "Sorry, but the old man's out right now... Were you the chick that was scheduled in at Noon?""Yeah... I got kinda side-tracked by..." You pause, a part of you still not exactly comfortable talking about posing around in Bikinis to a guy, "Stuff, I guess.""Huh... 'Kay, I'll put in a good word for ya'; He should be back in about an hour or so" He says before hanging up. You breathe slightly easier than before when you call up Mary's number, hoping against hope that she'll answer you as her dialtone rings as you slip on your T-Shirt and start to work your body into your bike leathers."Hey Cool Kat; What's up?" You hear her ask, what sounds like "Nothin much, Nothin' much.. Uh, could we meet up for Lunch or Something soon?" You pause before quickly adding "About work 'n'all, you know.""Understood. Where are you now?" Mary asks, her "Proffessional" voice comming on strong as you reply "Uh, I'm about an hour outside of town at a Mansion some bloke that's friends with Robert Garcia, finishing up a modelling contract for a friend..." "Really? Is it for that "Fantastique La Femme" thing they were having open casting calls about?" Mary asks, her voice genuinely curious as she sits under the shade of a palm tree.
>>29802543"Yeah, actually... But this place's starting to creep me out a little; I think somebody involved with those Jokers that have been after me is here" you whisper, putting on your boots and grabbing your gloves and helmet."Huh... OK, howabout we meet up at The Pao Pao Cafe 2? I was going to catch up with Terry there and I don't think he'll mind you hangin' around" Mary asks, taking a sip of a bottle of water as she lays back in an lounge chair."Yeah... Yeah, that sounds good. It'll have to be a bit quick though, because i'm expecting a call about a Doctor's Appointment I'm supposed to try and get today..." you reply as you audibly stretch your neck and start to walk out of the bathroom you were using to change."Sure, no problem... See you when you get there" Mary replies, hanging up as you head out to say your goodbyes... Only to see Mai, Shermie, Fiona & Tsuyako posing for a goup photo, all of them in Bikini Bottoms and not much else (Blushing a little at the sight)."Hey, where you going Ozzie?" Fiona asks, the photographer trying not to burst a blood vessel after Fiona "Ruined" the "Perfect Shot" with her querie. "Oh, you know, I need to get in touch a few people, make up a Doctor's Appointment, things like that..." You reply, trying not look as though you're blushing at the sight of these incredibly gorgeous girls posing."PLEASE stay a little bit longer? I want everyone to get in on this shot" Shermie pleadingly asks as she contorts herself to try and hide her body behind Tsuyako (whose porportions practically dwarf hers, let alone Mai Shiranui's) and a part of you wonders if you should take a few parting photos before heading out; You still have most of your make-up on, the cut on your lip stopped bleeding and hasn't started to swell up in a bruise...
>>29803048>A. Stay a little bit longer and take a few more photos; How long could it take to cover up the cuts and slight bruises? (Roll 2d100 for Luck in how long it takes to get "Presentable" for a few more photos and How much Time it takes for the Photos to be taken) (The Second Number of the Roll wanting to be higher than The First)>C. Decline, but give a few quick hugs and goodbyes to the girls and that Photographer (Walter was his name, you think?) before you head out on the road (Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting to the Pao Pao Cafe 2 & Luck in dealing with Traffic/Cops/Gangsers/your own Balance on the Bike) >D. Something Else>B. Say "Thanks, but the guy I need to get in touch with is REALLY strict about showing up on time; The fact that he's out is about the only reason I've got a shot at catching him for a reschedule." (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE The Probability that they'll understand your explanation)
Rolled 43, 68 = 111>>29803245>>A. Stay a little bit longer and take a few more photos; How long could it take to cover up the cuts and slight bruises? (Roll 2d100 for Luck in how long it takes to get "Presentable" for a few more photos and How much Time it takes for the Photos to be taken) (The Second Number of the Roll wanting to be higher than The First)Dice. Of. Failure!
Rolled 95, 79 = 174>>29803245>AI was gonna play Mr. Reasonable, but hey can't leave the girls like this.
Rolled 87, 38 = 125>>29803245>A. Stay a little bit longer and take a few more photos; How long could it take to cover up the cuts and slight bruises? (Roll 2d100 for Luck in how long it takes to get "Presentable" for a few more photos and How much Time it takes for the Photos to be taken) (The Second Number of the Roll wanting to be higher than The First)
Rolled 89, 46 = 135>>29803317>>29803483>>29803504Rolling for maluses, then the update.
>>29803048Wasn't she trying to kill us a few moments ago?
>>29804930You mean Shermie? She was royally miffed that the shoot was all but ruined, but everyone's cooled down by now.
Appologies for the delays; Internet Connection at my house isn't doing to good today and I had to get my lunch started.>>29804930>>29805016Yes, but only because Bizuki "Triggered" her latent Orochi powers, much like she did with Katja's unknown abilities...>>29803317>>29803483>>29803504You take a look at the girls and sigh, smiling as you strip down in record time and ask for wardrobe... And then notice that Bizuki's nowhere to be seen.Curious, you ask "Where's the creepy goth chick Serm?" as you get handed a towel to cover yourself up and pick out a Lethal-Looking black bikini bottom. "She had to go home for the day; Turns out she had suffered a few burns while she was out sunbathing and it didn't look good on a few test shots" Mai explains as she seductively cuddles next to Fiona's stomach, the cameras flashing at a fast clip while you remove the towel and grab a hold of Fiona's back (The cameras flashing even faster at this) as the time ticks by...After about 25 Minutes more minutes of posing (And trying not to look TOO awkward with yourself, especially since you're arguably baring more now than in the barely-there suits from earlier), the Camera guys announce that they're out of film and that the shoot's a wrap to relief of just about everyone (Though Fiona of course makes a few cracks about not wanting "To Leave Heaven on Earth", which you snort at with glee)..."We'll see ya' around, right Oz?" Fiona asks as she (Along with the others) start to get back into their more "Normal" clothes while you hastily put your gear back on. "Yeah, Y'got my number right?""Of course!" she replies as you say your goodbyes (Hugging everybody and playfully kissing Fiona on the cheek) as you head out the front door to your beloved motorcycle, leathers on and all... And notice that Bizuki's bike is still here, a creeping sense of paranoia on your mind..
>>29805056>A. Get your guard up and slowly walk out; If it's an ambush you can probably make a run for the bike and speed off just in case somebody breaks out heavy artillery (Roll 1d100 for Speed for getting out of there)>B. Quietly walk back inside and tell everybody that "The Creepy Goth Chick's Bike" is still here and see what they say. >C. Think nothing of it and ride off; Mary's waiting for you and the guy at Lee's Pharmacy is going to call you any time now... (Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting to The Pao Pao Cafe 2, Luck in dealing with "Roadside Hazards" IE Traffic, Cops, Gang-Bangers Etc.Etc.)>D. Check out the Bike and see if you can jott down the liscence plate, make and model "Just in Case" you need to relay the info to Mary (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)>E. Quickly check over your own bike before you start it up; Who knows what she might've sabotaged while you were with the girls. (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)
Rolled 73>>29805082>B. Quietly walk back inside and tell everybody that "The Creepy Goth Chick's Bike" is still here and see what they say.followed by>A. Get your guard up and slowly walk out; If it's an ambush you can probably make a run for the bike and speed off just in case somebody breaks out heavy artillery (Roll 1d100 for Speed for getting out of there)
Rolled 77, 65 = 142>>29805082>>B. Quietly walk back inside and tell everybody that "The Creepy Goth Chick's Bike" is still here and see what they say.>>D. Check out the Bike and see if you can jott down the liscence plate, make and model "Just in Case" you need to relay the info to Mary (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)>>E. Quickly check over your own bike before you start it up; Who knows what she might've sabotaged while you were with the girls. (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)...too much?
>>29805168A little, honestly... But I like your style.
>>29805310If it's too much, just strike E off. Use D then B.
>>29805668It's a little much, but I'll let it slide this time.>>29805138>>29805168>>29805656You quietly walk over to Bizuki's bike, fishing out your cellphone from the jeans underneath your leathers as you text yourself the license plate number and take a good look at the bike itself, seeing that it's called a "Norton F1" and looks fairly old, maybe from the late 80's-Early 90's if the styling is anything to go by (The Black with very minimal Gold & Silver stripes leading you to believe that it might've been a race bike at some point in its life) while you go over to check your own bike, inspecting it with a sense of frantic unease as Fiona walks out and notices you, raising at eyebrow at our antics."You know, it's almost impossible to try and hide explosives on a motorcycle right?" She says as you look up at her and frantically reply "I know, but that goth bitch's bike's still here."Fiona's eyes widen at that as she nods, heads back inside and tells the others, time ticking away as you hurriedly give your bike one last go-over before firing it up, letting the engine warm up as you wait for Fiona to come back out...Except that she doesn't. For fifteen minutes you patiently wait, then turn the engine off and cautiosly walk inside, expecting the worst...>Roll 1d100 for how bad the situation Katja's walking into is; HIGHEST ROLL "WINS" on this occassion
Rolled 93>>29806507Oh god it's mind control all over again...
Rolled 38>>29806507Balls balls balls balls.
>>29806571Nice roll, Anon.We might have just avoided the apocalypse.
>>29806943But do we want to roll high or low?What if we've accidently caused a bike explosion, Yabuki?!
Rolled 47>>29806571>>29806713>>29806751Rolling for maluses, then an update and a brek to commute to town (Meeting up with friends for a little M:TG).>Pic Hopefully Related: Aside from delving into "Practical Magic" and Alchemy, Bizuki also likes to post selfies online and cosplay for shits and giggles.
>>29807014Weasel said that for this one Highest roll "wins".Hopefully, "wins" doesn't involve explosions. Hopefully.
>>29807124Considering we're now dealing with Katja's FOURTH would-be assassin, I wouldn't hold out hope for a happy ending.Speaking of which, for as much of a cool cucumber as Oswald is, the SNKP team honestly cannot take him seriously. The guy is a walking joke to them; it explains why KoF XI is his only appearance ever.
>>29807197Sauce on that?Personally I think he is one of the best designs they have pulled recently. Plus he went away in an appropriate way in XI, if they hated him they have made Shen beat him to death
>>29807433I remember reading interviews, and the SNKP team thinks Oswald is absolutely silly. He moves silly, and he fights with CARDS, fer pete's sake.
>>29806571>>29806713>>29806751You take a breath and pray that you don't stumble into a crime scene, or a bloody house with entrails of your four almost-friends hanging from the rafters and Bizuki snickering about "Needing more" to "Satisfy my hunger" or something... But instead, you walk in to hear Mai, Shermie, Fiona & Tsuyako all sitting around an actually-round dining table, feverently discussing what to do about this suspicious behaviour on Bizuki's part."I mean teleportation isn't TOTALLY uncommon; I can do it when I have to, I've fought a couple of non-ninja girls that can do so as well..." You hear Mai say before getting cut off by Shermie. "What if she just vanished into thin air and forgot about her transportation? Or did a spell or something to hide herself away in the house and watch us squabble like headless chickens?""That's fucking ridiculous... Not the spell part, but that she's been gone for almost half an hour; If my crackpot cousins and ancestors knew ANYTHING, it's that you can't make a spell that can do something like that and SUSTAIN IT long enough for her to be still around here watching us..." Fiona adds, though Tsuyako brings up a counter-point by saying "That or she draws from the elements around her to try and sustain that kind of energy long enough to use it to spy on us...""Uh... Hey'all, what's up?" You awkwardly ask as you take a seat up near Mai and Anne (Who's mostly wondering "What the HELL are all of you babbling about?", but deciding to keep her mouth shut) as the camera crews in the next room start to break down their gear.>A. call up Mary and tell her to send out a Missing Person's report for "Bizuki Iijima", filling her in on the Bike she rode in on and a few other things.>B. Discuss the paranormal with the girls for a bit more while waiiting for Shen Woothat guy at Lee's to return your call.>C. A & B>D. Something ElseGoing on my commute; I'll be back to check in ASAP.
>>29807525>>A. call up Mary and tell her to send out a Missing Person's report for "Bizuki Iijima", filling her in on the Bike she rode in on and a few other things.
>>29807525Not sure it is a good idea calling Mary about it.> B
>>29807197>>29807433>>29807503From what I read, the initial idea for Oswald was that he was supposed to be a "Pretty-Boy" character and fight with an almost TOO "Over-the-top" Fighting Style (See Pic Related for the original Idea's probable inspiration), but then Nona came in and made him an older gentleman that still fights with that style of fighting... Put it another way, if Oswald didn't pose like a Jojo and didn't fight like "The Dandy Man" from Hellsing SNKP MIGHT've included him in XII or XIII... But if that were the case, then he really would'nt "Be" Oswald IMHO.
>>29807525>BIf she thinks she can't hide in the city, she'll leave and we'll never find her.
>>29807629Bah, wrong photo. HERE'S who I'm talking about.
>>29807629I can definitely agree on that "it wouldn't be Oswald" part.I'm so glad SNKP didn't went for yet-another pretty boy. People can say what they want his weird moves are EXACTLY what you would expect from a shady maniac, plus you need that kind of moves to cut with cards imo.Also, where is that pic from??
>>29807525>>B. Discuss the paranormal with the girls for a bit more while waiiting for Shen Woothat guy at Lee's to return your call.
>>29807525>BSorry I missed the beginning!Also:>Implying Woo doesn't just punch phones so hard they automatically dial the phone he wants.
>>29807852That's Rotten the Wizard from Black Lagoon.Though he talks like a badass and looks like a bishounen pretty boy he gets blown away (only surviving thanks to body armor) within minutes of showing up, he's a parody character of the archetype. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1oF-HzQREUw
>>29809695I know, right?It's a pretty awesome series, mostly about being a badass modern smuggler/criminal/pirate in the South China Sea in the early '90's (it starts in roughly 1992).
>>29809783Bumping because I can!
>>29811511Appologies for the INCREDIBLY LONG delay Anons; Got pulled over by the same damn cops that nearly booked me for loitering for "Unsafe Acceleration" or some shit... Again, I got out of it but this shit's getting old.>>29807613>>29808138>>29809110"We were just wondering about Bizuki" Tsuyako casually mentions as Shermie adds "I'dunno, I mean I should've just turned her application down...""What, you had others? I thought that you were going to say you found her because "Oh, the weird snake in my dreams told me where to find her and there she was!" or something" Fiona asks, generally surprised that Shermie would be interested in"Well... To be honest, she was the best one out of the five that applied; She had a certain... Air of mystery about her that would've made the catalogue come together, you know?" Shermie admits, hurt by Fiona's words a little but acknowledging her concerns."She looks more like a suicide girl rather than a bikini babe" Tsuyako interjects, though she quickly admits "But to be honest, none of us really fit the whole "Fashion Model" look.""It's overrated, honestly" you quickly interject, trying to get into the flow of conversation as you say "But honestly, I think we need to handle this ourselves; The cops in this bloody town'll beat you within' an inch of yer' life, then book you for "Aggression towards a offficer of the law" or some other trumped-up charge...""Yeah... It feels like you can only trust anymore are Mary, Kevin and Hon-Fu down in China Town" Mai agrees, though Fiona adds "C'mon, Hon-Fu? Really? That fucker's been trying to book some dude for like what, six years and he STILL hasn't caught him?""What, that freaky psycho gangster dude with the stretchy arms? ... I'm almost friends with him, I think" Tsuyako sheepishly mentions to blank stares around the room.
>>29813160....she's friends with RYUJI YAMAZAKI? She must be the sweetest kid on planet Earth or something.
>>29813284>>29813160"YOU'RE friends with Ryuji Yamazaki?! HOW!?! He's a Hakesshu and even I don't like being around him" Shermie exclaims, mostly miffed at how his willpower wouldn't bend to the might of Orochi (And that she couldn't seduce him with her "Charms")."I know... But, when he found out I was from Okinawa, like him? He sorta... Almost sounded normal. Like, how we talked about how the US Military was EVERYWHERE and treated most of the common citizens like dirt, and the smells of the ocean... I'dunno, I know the guy's completely insane, but I think he's just homesick more than anything else" Tsyuako explains before taking a swig of a bottle of Soda she had swipped from Cheng's fridge."Back on-topic, if you wouldn't mind" You ask, clearing your throat before adding "What should we do about her? File a missing person's report? Have Mai use her connections to scour the city for her?""Nah, can't do that kind of thing on a whim..." Mai admits before Fiona says "I think finding out about her is the only thing we've got at this point... Shit, if the cops ARE as bad as the stories of them are, then they'll probably try to find her for real; Think of all the publicity they'll get if they actually do something RIGHT for once?"You smirk at Fiona's logic, admitting to yourself that she's pretty much got the right idea...>A. Call up Mary and see if she can get any information out of the name "Bizuki Iijima" (Roll 2d100 for Luck in Contacting her and Luck in finding anything out about her)>B. Call up that guy at Lee's and ask him directly "What's going on with my appointment today? I need to know pretty quickly" or words to that effect (Roll 1d100 for Luck in contacting Shen Woo at the Pharmacy)>C. Gracefully bow out and start to head out to the Pao Pao Cafe 2; People are waiting for you (Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting there and Luck in dealing with Traffic, Cops, Gangsters and in balancing your bike)>D. Something Else
Rolled 58>>29814013>B[spoilers]I'm sorry, Shen Woo can't come to the phone right now because I'm PUNCHING SOMEONE IN THE FACE![/spoiler]
Rolled 25, 78 = 103>>29814013>>C. Gracefully bow out and start to head out to the Pao Pao Cafe 2; People are waiting for you (Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting there and Luck in dealing with Traffic, Cops, Gangsters and in balancing your bike)We can make some calls later, if need be.
>>29814141>>29814519Gotta go back to my house after this next update Anons; VOTE!Also, appologies for not checking my twitter and sending updates; Phone died before I could do that and there was a power-surge at the place I went to hang with mah homies, so it took FOREVER to get that thing charged back up...
Rolled 16>>29814013>B. Call up that guy at Lee's and ask him directly "What's going on with my appointment today? I need to know pretty quickly" or words to that effect (Roll 1d100 for Luck in contacting Shen Woo at the Pharmacy)
>>29814778I love that pic BTW. It's not perfect, but the close-up and the one beneath it is the perfect sort of KoF character-art thing.
Hell with it, I'm using a QM Fiat for Expediency.>>29814141You whip out your cellphone and call back the number that called you, only to listen to quite possibly the manliest-sounding answering machine message EVER: "Hey, I'm sorry but Shen Woo at The Sleeping Dragon can't come to the phone right now... Because I'm busy PUNCHING SOMEONE IN THE FACE! Leave a number and I'll call ya' back.""Who was that?!" Fiona half-chuckles as you reply "Sounds like some wanker at Lee's place... I need to squeeze in an appointment for some accupuncture therapy" you reply as Tsuyako adds "Oh, is that Shen down at The Sleeping Dragon? He's cool...", letting her voice drop away as Shermie asks "Does anyone have this Mary person's phone number?""Nah, I heard her phone got hacked again and it doesn't work anymore" Mai says, which prompts you to call her up and see for yourself... Curiously, she answers it. "Hey Cool Kat. What's up?""I need you to fill out a background check for a "Bizuki Iijima?" She's gone missing from our photo shoot...""Really? ... You know she works for The Paragon Group right?" Mary says, her voice dropping low as you let her words rattle in your mind...>(Pause Updates)Gotta Go; Next branching path in my next update... Just hope I don't attract anymore attention from the boys in blue (Or Brown, as I'm from the west coast).
>>29815429They wear black in my hometown on the West Coast.
>>29815429Also, feels kinda suspicious that Mary's phone is getting hacked right when Paragon Group has started doing it's mischief.
>>29800261>the Rocky IV of catfights (With Angel as Ivan Drago... Except she's speaking Spanish).You're not really discouraging me here, Weasel.>Could it happen? Yes.All I needed to hear.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHdpyvayAcw
>Just getting to Saiki with a team frontlining Mr Karate.Man, even Saiki with his whole "all humans are bugs compared to me" attitude acknowledges what a badass Takuma is, though he goes right back to saying "but you're still nothing to me."
>>29815729>>29815951The others were talking about when Mary's phone first got hacked; Katja's talking to her right now... OR IS SHE?!>>29815429"Well shit, if you put it like that then what's the point? Also, sorry I'm running a little behind; I'll catch up to ya' in a bit" you reply. "OK, I'll wait for you to swing by when you can" Mary says as she hangs up."So?" Mai asks, the others seemingly hanging on your next word as the tension in the air starts to thicken. "Well... To be honest, I'd say that we're dealing with the usual "Creepy psychopath with powers beyond out knowledge" here, so I'd say drop it and head home..." you reply, honestly not wanting anything bad to happen any of thealmost-friends sitting around at the table. "As for me, I've got to get going and meet up with a friend at a cafe..." "You want some company?" Tsuyako asks, though you shake your head and reply "Nah, this's a bit personal than that... Some other time would be nice.""See you around Oz; Today was..." Fiona pauses, not wanting to say the word "Fun" because of what had happened earlier, but you cut her off. "Interesting, yeah... I know.""For what it's worth, your photos were good... Would you like to model for me some time in the future?" Shermie asks, getting up and heading over to give you a hug. "Maybe... For now I just wanna train a little and get stronger... Well, strong enough to try and control whatever's in me, I guess" you reply, hugging her back as the others gather arround you and send you off as you walk back outside, put your gloves & helmet on and speed off, itching to get to hang out with Mary and fill her in on the events that have plagued you and the Kyokugen Dojo for the last few months...>(Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting to the Pao Pao Cafe 2 and Luck in avoiding Traffic, Cops, Gangsters and other "Road Hazards")
Rolled 95, 96 = 191>>29817653It occurs to me: Katja's like Leona when she first showed up, isn't she?A new character attached to an already existing group (in our case both the Women Fighter's Team and the Kyokugenryu Dojo) who's linked with the current storyline.
Rolled 13, 38 = 51>>29817653>>(Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting to the Pao Pao Cafe 2 and Luck in avoiding Traffic, Cops, Gangsters and other "Road Hazards")...aaaaand that's probably me for the night. Ish.
Rolled 81, 12 = 93>>29817653>(Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting to the Pao Pao Cafe 2 and Luck in avoiding Traffic, Cops, Gangsters and other "Road Hazards")
>>29817744She DOES strike me as being a lot like Leona, now that you mention it... The differences being that while Leona never seems to betray any kind of emotion (At least after her attempt at suicide), Katja's more free and open with discovering herself as a person.>>29817766>>29817827Rolling for maluses, then an update.
>>29817973He's saying that in the context of the overarching narrative, Katja and Leona are pretty much the same person: a new character connected to a legacy team with deeper ties to the story than anticipated.
Rolled 34, 67 = 101>>29818003That too... Though curiously enough, the designers at SNK had initially wanted Whip to debut before Leona did 9She was a character that they had on the drawing board since '96; She didn't get put in until '99 though, due to her not being tied into the Orochi Storyline.Bah, forgot my dice!
>>29817973>>29818003I was saying both, actually. Now, if we'd teamed up with Fiona and Tsuyako, we'd basically fit the whole "Hero Team" description to a T: all new characters, one "main" character of the team most directly tied to the plot.>>29818167It's like the Ikari Warriors are the team you put the new character related to the main plot but not actually THE main character of the plot on or something.
>>29818167Imma fan of Muchiko. Maybe not the best design ever or the "coolest" design ever, but she appeals to me.
>>29818442To say nothing of Heidern being one of the major figureheads in bringing down both NESTS and the conspiracy behind Those From The Past.
>>29818545That's because Heidern's mercenaries and the Agents Team are perhaps the only people who go to the KoF to actually resolve all the problems that crop up in every single tournament.Everyone else just goes to settle grudges or because they want to win or just like fighting.Also, in case it's not too big a spoiler, what kinda bad guy are we looking at for the KoF Tournament we're participating in here? Weird mystical shit, evil science spacedudes shit, or the classic Fatal Fury-era "rich douchebag criminal guy" type villain? Or maybe more then one?
>>29818611From all the hints we've seen thus far, a little of everything.
>>29818640Heh. I'm good with that.
>>29817744>>29817766>>29817827You ride through the backroads surrounding South Town, mostly for the thrill of riding through them but also to try and beat any possibly traffic that might start to jam up the main highways and interstates, as well as avoid any crooked cops and/organgsters that might want something to do with you...To your relief, you get to the Pao Pao Cafe 2 in about an hour and tewlve minutes, making excellent use of a stop on the side of the road to find the best route into the city through your cellphone. You pull up to the parking lot in the back and see Mary's custom V-Cruiser (Sporting a new paint job) and a sedate-looking, older sedan parked next to it.Quickly taking off you helmet, you walk inside and yell "Oi! Bobby! How you been mate?" when you see Bobby Wilson talking to Terry Bogard and Mary (Both seated at their table).He looks up and smiles at you, hand extended as he says "Good to see you too. Been a while, huh?""Yeah... At least I got money this time y'know?" you kid, shaking his hand and giving him a friendly pat on the back as you head over and introduce yourself to the happy couple seated just behind him."Hey! you're the girl from Robby's party, right?" Terry grins as you excitedly shake his hand and sit down next to him to Mary's dismay. "Terry, hun, could you give us a minute? It's about work.""Ah, C'mon, I told Fiona about all of it yesterday and she blabbed it to her bloody friends; What's one more gonna hurt?" you ask, noting Mary's "Flat-Cat" look before adding "She told me she'd 'old her scout's honor and hoped-to-die if she ever had it spill out between her, Tsuyako & Mai... So, can we get down to business?"Mary sighs and orders another round from the waiter (A rather-cool looking black guy with a Mohawk) before saying "OK, let's stat with that chick you ran into today, Iijima? Turns out she works for Jean Gabriel at The Paragon Group."
>>29819136"No big surprise there" you mumble to yourself as Mary interjects "She works as his private secretary... Put it another way, remember that story Robert Garcia told you? About how he had gone bar-hopping one night?""Wait, THAT'S the girl Yuri thought she had dumped him for? You 'avvin' a giggle mate?" you ask with a laugh, but Mary's expression is dour as she takes a sip of her drink. "From what little I've read up on, her past is... Cloudy at best." "What, is this chick some kind of leftover from NESTS or one of "Those From the Past?" Terry asks before taking a mighty swig from his mug of beer."Somewhat... She used to "Work" for a man known only as "White"; He was an Arms Dealer that came into power after Rugal Bernstein bit the dust and tried to take control of the city following Geese's demise...""Rugal?" you hear yourself say, visions of the blonde man in the red suit with one glowing eye dancing in your head... Mary nods and explains "He might not of founded these things, but he was the first one to really begin the King of Fighters tournaments as we know them today.""Oh yeah... I remember him now; He was that one guy in the white suit and fought with a cane, right?" Terry asks, quietly keeping the fact that said cane could somehow create flame and fire bullets if needed..."That's him... Well, it turns out that the guy got murdered shortly after he had been disposed in a coup that ended up causing his entire empire to disband." Mary answers."And what, that little twig's the only suspect?" You ask, thinking of the most cliched response that comes to mind."Well... Sort of, I guess. But the gist of the backstory on this guy was that White allegedly had this... This ability to manipulate people, to control their minds and string them along like pupets using psyonic powers; He used it to turn Billy Kane into a marauding psychopath after he had quit the criminal life, among other things" Mary explains, her expression slightly sombre.
>>29819463>Bringing up White the Alex DeLarge cloneYou are an awesome dude dude.
>>29819463"Is he still running that Laundromat on the west side of the city? Or did he pack up and move back in with Lily in England?" Terry asks, genuinely curious about the wereabouts of one of his fiercest rivals."I'dunno, actually... He sort of dissapeared after dealing with Yamazaki after the Eleventh KoF" Mary replies before adding "Now, back to what I was explaining: White had incredible psyonic powers, he could freely interject his will and thoughts through others and control them with so much as a word or a glance... But at some point in time, he ended up picking up a girl off the street and treated her like a living, breathing porcelain doll for his own amusement."Your heart starts to beat and you expression turns grim at the sound of that; You've seen one-too-many crime dramas on the Telley to know where this was going, but you hold your tongue and take a nice big sip of your glass of Fosters as Mary continues her story. "Well, the funny thing about this was is that while the guy had almost no compassion for human life at all, he treated her just like a collector of fine art or one that looked after dolls with an incredible care... You know, bathed her, bought her clothes, made her learn a few things and shit like that" Mary adds, trying to avoid the uncomfortable truths surrounding this particular case that wouldn't exactly be nice to bring up in a bar... She takes a breath and explains further "But when he lost control of his syndicate, he lost his nerve and his force of will wasn't enough to hold her mind anymore...""So she did the right thing and killed the smug bastard for putting her through all of that?" You finish for her, pausing for a moment before adding "Hell, I might offer her a drink the next time I see her."
>>29819850She smirks a little at that quip, but adds "From what I've heard through the few contacts I have that were able to get me concrete information, she spends time collecting books on the occult and allegedly performed some kind of ritual that syphoned off a little bit of his powers and brought him back to life as some kind of soulless zombie or something" Mary quietly adds, the rumors of a man that had rampaged throughout England and had recently taken the life of a former member of South Town's SWAT Team fresh on her mind..."Well... That's good to bloody hear, isn't it?" You darkly joke as you take another sip from you glass before starting to tell her what little you remember from earlier in the day, segueing into your run-ins with Kazunori Kazahaya at Lee's Pharmacy and the fight with "The Man in Black" at the Pao Pao Cafe 2 nearly three months prior, the drink flowing and the time seemingly melting in the Cafe as patrons came and went and the fighting stage started to get prepared..."Damn... I mean, I had heard from Ryo when I last fought with him that things were rough for you and the guys at the Dojo, but DAMN..." Terry says, his voice warbling a little as the alchahol he had imbibed started to take effect.:Ya', I'know mate; It's a real bloody mess of a pisser ain't it?" you stammer, starting to feel a buzz going as you hear a phone ring somewhere... Mary goes and checks hers but you fish out your own and see that"Yello? Ou's this?" you ask, your accent starting to sound more "Authentic" as your mind starts to loosen up and hear the kind of sounds your dad would make. "Hey, this is Shen down at "The Sleeping Dragon"; Just wanted to let you know that the old man's down for an early gig tomorrow morning, like 8:30 AM?" he asks as you try not to sound too wasted by saying "Sure! I can't wait for him to unlock my God of Thunder!" before hanging up, looking over to Mary and asking "So... I'm open for the night; Wanna hang out and do stuff?"
>>29820278>unlock my God of ThunderThat sounds like about the weirdest euphamism ever.
>>29820278Mary shrugs, takes a sip from her beer and says "I'm cool with hanging out here right now; I needed today as an off day like you wouldn't believe... Right Terry?""Oh yeah, It's good for me too babe; It's good for me too" Terry replies, the love for her oozing out of his voice as the two start to make moves towards each other, looking to show just how much each of them mean as you shrug, tap Mary on the shoulder and tell her "Seein' you two's getting me wonderin' if I shouldn't try to hook up with somebody...""Not the kind of night for you eh?" Terry asks with a grin while you reply "It would be if I could find somebody out there to learn to love me...", your melting pot of emotions starting to get the better of you as you start to sob a little... Though you wipe your tears off with the sleeve of your riding leathers and come up with a plan: Somehow, Some way, through SomeONE, you will get "Laid" tonight...>(End Updates)Thanks to all that participated today; I appologise for letting other things get in the way (As by-rights, this thread should've hit the Auto-Sage FAR sooner than it did)... The Next thread will begin on TUESDAY, 1/28/14 at the Regular time of 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST (As I have certain obligations that preclude me from effectively running this thing in a timely fashion on Monday.)As such, there won't be a vote tonight, but there will be one when the next "Round" starts...>>29820579The phrase "Go home Katja, you're drunk" made clear to anyone that cares to want to see.>>29819570Thanks. I always thought his design could work if brought back in a new game, but his fighting style and overal moveset would need some work; Despite being unable to run, dash, crouch, jump OR block, the fucker was SO cheap in his one fighting game appearance that somebody GameSharked the Japanese Version and beat the story mode as him in around 13 Minutes:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Seoma8s-eWg
>>29820799Wow, that's hilarious.Fun as always man, see ya Tuseday.
>>29820935>>29820935Yeah... The ending just makes the whole thing even better IMHO. Also, White's VA is LEGENDARY and almost makes Norio Wakamoto look like a chump as far as credited roles go:>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiji_Fujiwara
>>29821149>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiji_FujiwaraFujiwara has done a lot, but I think Wakamoto has more "famous" roles in number, though admittedly most are the same type of role: evil villainous overlord.It's pretty hard to beat a guy who was Ingniz, Golba, Omega Rugal, AND Bison for fighting games.
>>29809198Hey, that body armor means he's STILL the Smartest Man in Roanapur.And he gets to live with Sawyer and Shenhua, so he must be doing something right.
>>29821479Somehow I doubt living with the the chick who saws up corpses for the syndicates and a crazy knife-slinging lady who wastes people for cash is a GOOD thing.That said, they seem to treat him well because he's such a decent guy.