"But, my Lord, we must not! It would be shame on the both of us!""Then I have no choice but to...ravish you.""Lord Ambercrom!"...This is filth. You've been sitting through this movie for three quarters of an hour now and not once has it been good. Every single line has been nothing but putrid smut and the worst stereotypes you've ever seen in cinema. Your eyes, having perfectly adjusted to the dark, look to your right. Fallen Angel has covered her mouth with her hand, and her face is practically glowing. A look of shock is glued upon her face, but she hasn't moved her eyes away for an instant. Each time the actors make a move on each other, she gasps and hisses, as if she'd just been kicked in the shin. You feel something incredibly soft push up against your arm, and a set of fingers lace themselves into yours. Claire, your ever faithful companion, has locks her arm with yours and leans her head on your shoulder."Darling," she starts, leaning into you, "It has just occurred to me that nobody can see us at the moment. I'm ready any time if you'd like to attempt to ravish me as well."Putting aside how ridiculous the idea is, wouldn't that be a little loud?"I will try to keep my voice down, but perhaps if you were to shove something in my mouth..."Claire inches herself toward your face, but you put a stop to that by grabbing her lip between your forefinger and thumb. Gross, they're already covered in spit...Today is just like yesterday, tomorrow will be just like today. Even when you're trying to work on someone else's relationship, Claire seems to find every pretense to make a pass at you.
>>33317565The relationship in question, the barely existing one between Azure and Rin, doesn't seem to be going much of anywhere at the moment. As you expected, a movie like this is proving a little too steamy for Rin who is completely flushed and drenched with sweat. She almost seems a little dizzy as she watches the screen. Meanwhile, Azure keeps nervously hovering his hand over hers, only to pull back and reach for his box of popcorn. You're not smooth with women, but even you think his timidness is a little much. Maybe he and Rin have more in common than you first thought?In his plight, Azure looks your way. Thanks to Claire's optic camouflage, it's almost impossible to actually spot the three of you, so you aren't worried about being discovered by this. He mouths out the word "Help" before glancing back to Rin and her hand. You guess that it's your time to step up to the plate again. You jostle Angel back into the real world before asking them what they think he should do."T-this show," Angel begins, still hot and bothered, "Is simply indecent! Illicit! The pure-hearted Righteous Devil must be overwhelmed by this, and that's why she can't focus on the date! He must sneak her into another show...as fast as possible!""Allow me to disagree. Rin just uncomfortable with this aspect of human relations," Claire begins, "Rin is off guard right now, but this is Azure's chance to shine. Azure should go forth boldly and take her hand in his own. A chance like this is a rare event, and sure to change her perception of him."You don't really have any ideas yourself, and you can't just leave Azure hanging in the wind.>Take Angel's advice.>Take Claire's advice.
>>33317604>Take Claire's advice.Fuck it, both will probably work anyway so might as well go for the most funny.
>>33317604>Take Claire's advice.GO BIG OR GO HOME
>>33317604>Take Angel's advice.
>>33317604>Take Claire's advice.
>>33317604>>>Take Claire's advice.Well at this point Claire is the one with more experience, after all she won the Cap, right?
>>33317714Claire is an expert theorist more than a veteran, as far as the Captainbowl is concerned.
>>33317783At this point her theories are working, she is filling Cap's tsundere but dark soul with light. So at this point, I feel she probably has a better idea of what to do.
>>33317604>Take Angel's advice.I feel sorry for Rin.
>>33317604>Take Angel's advice.
Alright, let's tally this shit up.
Split vote again. Come on guys. 2 more minutes.
>>33317565>Take Claire's adviceMight as well, not like it could backfire in any way.
>>33317604>Take Angel's advice.
>>33317981>expecting us to have strong feelings one way or anotherWhere do you think we are?
>>33318022>Take Angel's adviceUm, maybe we should listen to the person who is actually Rin' friend and not a psychologically disturbed stalker type?
Rolled 2>>33318022>>33318032These two were the last votes in the timeframe. Which, of course, were contradictory. Coinflip! 1 = Angel2 = Claire
>>33318076That settles that. Hopefully this isn't a recurring thing this thread.
>>33317565>Every single line has been nothing but putrid smut and the worst stereotypesAre you breaking the fourth wall now?
>>33318135Ha ha ha. Ha.;_;
>>33318135you made the op cry shame good anon....... good job
One option doesn't really sound better than the other at this point. You think Azure might have an easier time of things if he doesn't have to sneak into another theater and risk getting in trouble with the staff, though, so you write down your suggestion on a piece of paper, wad it up, and then bean him in the head with it. Azure reads the note, then glances back at you with a panicked look. You've already done your part though, it's up to him to figure out how he's going to progress from here on out. Carefully, he reaches out over Rin's hand, holding steady over her tiny palm for a few moments before clumsily grasping at her. "Wha-!"Rin jumps, stumbling over her seat and into Azure's lap. They both freeze, unable to move as the both of them stare at each other in the dark. You hear Angel gasp, and you swear you can hear Claire's lips smack, but you focus in on their little encounter."Hawhawhahaa?"Rin is completely unable to form a sentence at the moment. She looks lost, dazed, and confused and Azure isn't in much better shape. You wad up another piece of paper and lob it at his head to shake him from his stunned state. In a moment, he's alert again, and you can hear his voice call out cleanly."Sorry, Devil? Did I startle you there? I was just thinking that this movie is a bit more intense than I thought it would be."Rin blinks, then returns to her own seat mumbling. Azure doesn't let go of her hand, though, and he leans over to whisper. "Get a load of this Lord Ambercrom, huh? What a ponce! His get up reminds me of Count Fudgeula!"Rin looks up at the screen for a moment and then you hear the faintest giggle. Huh, maybe Azure's got this after all...--
>>33318563You stretch, hearing your back pop as you exit the theater. That was an awful movie, and you hope to never see another like it. You look over to your two charges for the day to gauge their situation. The two of them seem to have broken the ice somewhat, and they're laughing about the overly serious tone of the movie. Well, good for them. Maybe now you can get out of here and..."Darling."What now? Claire pulls on your arm and points to the couple. Azure is gesturing to you while Rin heads off towards the restroom. You sigh and head over to the young man, hoping that he just wants to say goodbye."Hey bro, good thinking back there. I would never have had the guts to do that on my own!"Wonderful, now if he'll just let you-"But I need your help. You know, I was thinking that I could take Devil out for something to eat, but I don't know what to do! What's your opinion?"You turn to your assistants and raise an eyebrow. Claire puts a hand to her chin and hums, but Angel immediately speaks up."If it is the Righteous Devil, she demands freshly cooked meat! No less than the hottest of fires and irons can prepare her meal the way she likes it!"You think that she means to take her to a grill. Not exactly the girliest or most romantic spot for a date, but you like what you like. Claire perks up and offers her own take."On an outing like this, it's best to be out in the sunshine. After the darkness of the cinema, perhaps an outdoor cafe with a good view would be more appropriate.">Take Angel's advice and send them to a grill.>Take Claire's advice and send them to a cafe.
>>33318590>Take Angel's advice and send them to a grill.MEAT BLOODFLESH
>>33318590>Take Claire's advice and send them to a cafe.
>>33318590>Take Angel's advice and send them to a grill.We know that we're going to get dragged with, so we may as well head somewhere that we can get a large chunk of meat.
>>33318590>Take Angel's advice and send them to a grill.
>>33318590>Take Angel's advice and send them to a grill.Here's hoping it puts Azure off her.
>>33318135Pls. No bully QM.
>>33318590Ok, this is highly relevant. Approximately what time of day is it and did the movie run closer to 90 minutes or 2 hours?
>>33318590>Take Angel's advice and send them to a grill.Cap demands food.
>>33318590>Take Angel's advice and send them to a grill.Or he could ask Rin where she wants to goBut that would be sensible
>>33318791She'd stutter around and ask where Azure wants to go.
>>33318590>Send them to a stakehouse
>>33318590This is the weirdest double date ever. Azure gets Rin, while Cap has Angel and Claire.Someone had better smutfic this.
Alright, closing vote. Let's count.
>>33318877Anonymous, you don't know what you're unleashing.Angel's suggestion has won. >writing now
>>33318877Why did we have to get the worst girls? Fucking Azure.
>>33318590>Take Claire's advice and send them to a cafe.Sometimes girls like being treated as a girl
>>33318877The question is who will write it, Claire or Angel?
>>33318970You ever see that Futurama episode where Fry helps Zoidberg woo that crab chick but she falls for Fry?I want that to happen here
>>33319039Azure, he was trained by Claire after all
>>33319039>The question is who will write it, Claire or Angel?Chief.
>>33319043But it won't. I'm already certain that we're screwed and Rin is his now.
>>33319043This entire arc seems more like a reference to Cyrano.>>33319039No idea. Actual story is Azure and Rin wanting tips on sex, and Captain demonstrating on Claire and Angel. Karma sutra may or may not be involved, but either way Overed powers make it interesting.
>>33319096>implying Chief would ship Cap with someone else.
>>33319185>implying Chief WOULDN'T ship Cap with Flawless Hawkeye
>>33319243ok, maybe that one
>>33319185>implying Chief doesn't ship Captain with everygirl, but make sure he ends up with her (bestgirl) at the end.Note, I'm not implying that chief is best girl (though I do think Chief is best girl) but that she sees herself as best girl. Which she is.
>>33319185She writes torrid harlequin romances that take inspiration from TLR. Captain's equivalent does have relations with other girls, but think of the average Yui-centric doujin; the other girls exist for him to lose interest in.>>33319243He's a composite character. Pre-Rules of Nature it's much more obvious, now not so much.
You think it would be best to listen to the girl's friend at this point. A steakhouse might not be the most romantic of spots to take a girl, but she likes what she likes. You tell Azure to take her to a nice family-oriented grill and make sure she gets a good hearty meal. Azure looks askance at you, but he nods and takes his place back over by the restrooms."Are you sure that was wise, Darling? I know you may be a carnivorous man, but for Rin..."You grab Claire by the ear and drag her behind the couple as they make their way to a light dinner.--You sit a few tables away from the two, and you've been steadily polishing off your own rack of ribs. While Claire's illusion has disguised you somewhat, you still make sure to keep your distance and not look directly at them. You see Azure having a healthy steak and potatoes, but on Rin's plate...there is, or rather was, a veritable mountain of smoked meats, including brisket, sausage, steak, and chicken. All of which Rin has devoured at a frightening pace. She lets out a small burp and looks down at the floor and starts to murmur."I-I'm sorry, Piercing, sir. I know you're paying but I ordered all this food and...uh..."Azure looks to you for guidance, but you've got nothing. All you do is wave him off and return to your own food. He can afford to think up a few things by himself, right?"...Um...Don't worry about it, Devil! I don't think there's anything wrong with a girl who enjoys a good meal. If anything, it's better than those ones who eat half a salad and pretend they're full!"From across the table, Angel freezes. She drops her fork into her barely touched ceasar salad and stares coldly at Azure. Was she watching her weight or something? Claire puts a hand to her mouth as she finishes off her grilled chicken, patting her stomach. You can feel the two of them silently fighting over something...
>>33319494Meanwhile, it looks like Rin bought Azure's statement, and has started talking about how her father used to grill and smoke brisket for the family. It seems she's something of a barbecue enthusiast. Imagine that.--"So, bro, I was thinking..."Now what?You're standing in the men's toilets, talking to Azure as he washes his face for the tenth time. He's grinning ear to ear, and you're having a hard time seeing him as the serious young man you met a day ago."How about I take her for something sweet? I know we just ate and all, but there were no desserts here at all! You got any ideas on what to do?"You poke your head out the bathroom door to speak to Angel. She swings the salad in a doggy bag back and forth as she thinks."At the Holy Prison of Maidens, there are many of us who enjoy going to a local patisserie. The selection is worth your very soul!"You nod and head back inside the restroom, kicking open a stall door. Claire waits inside, sitting on the toilet lid with a strange foil wrapper in her mouth. You ask her the same question, and she looks away for a moment."Ice cream. If I were Rin right now, I think I would like some nice cream to go with the meat.">Take Angel's suggestion and send them for cake.>Take Claire's suggestion and send them for ice cream.
>>33319514>Take Claire's suggestion and send them for ice cream.
>>33319514... goddamnit Claire...
>>33319514>Claire waits inside, sitting on the toilet lid with a strange foil wrapper in her mouthIs that the Cap's?>Take Angel's suggestion and send them for cake.For some reason all I can think of is Cap thinking, What do I want to eat
>>33319550It's probably a condom...
>>33319652>>33319557>It's probably a condom...
>>33319693Uh...DXR... you replied to >>33319557 instead of >>33319550
So it looks like Claire wins this vote.>writing>cackling wildly
>>33319514>I think I would like some nice cream>smutfic intensifiesDo you think there's an ice cream themed hotel that provides a location for exactly that?In the double dating smutfic, do Azure and Rin watch?
>>33319765Small mistake, but not big deal.
>>33319789The answer is yes.>seriously writing now
>>33319815Voyeurism is not typically one of my fetishes. But the image of Rin's face as she watches someone who looks just like her mentor violently--after all, angels are pure--violently deflowered and competing with someone who looks just like Speeding Bullets to reach never before seen heights of lewdness...It is a good image.
>>33319789Of course. Azure needs help understanding how to have sex, because he's never done it before. Captain then does Claire in front of everybody. Angel watches, as do Azure and Rin. Azure thinks his big bro is really awesome, and admits that Captain isn't useless in an overed society, as he's the best at fucking. After fucking Claire into a near-coma, Captain grabs her and leaves. Azure then takes Rin in the next room. Angel starts crying. Fic End.
>>33320339I am so hard right now.
You slam the stall door shut. Ice cream it is."Alright, bro! The hits just keep on coming with you. I think I'm going to knock this date out of the park!"Sure, sure. You reach behind yourself and snatch Claire up before she can pounce on you, and neatly escort her out of the men's restroom.--So, this place again? This is the same ice cream shop you were at a few days ago, when you visited Rin and Angel while their fans were all over the place. Today it is much more calm, with the green and while tiles having been freshly cleaned and the staff less insane with overwork. You and Claire sit at a table, digging into a banana split while Angel merely sits and drools, looking at the sweets she forbids herself to have. At the table of interest, Azure and Rin are talking while their sundaes quickly melt in the evening sun. There's not going to be much left if Azure doesn't shut up and let her eat."They're so cute, aren't they darling?"Hm? What's this now?"When I trained Azure, he was a hot-headed fool that had no time for women. But now he has found his own first love...just like us, right darling?"Claire tilts her head and holds up a cherry for you. You were never too keen on these, always a bit too sweet, but you decide to take it just to shut her up. More importantly, it looks like those two let their food melt after all. Rin stutters all over the place, apologizing for not paying attention to what was going on, but Azure raises a hand to halt her."I got this."With a swift gesture, he passes his hand over the melted cream and it returns to its former shape and coolness. Flecks of ice coat his hands, and he brushes them off over the side of the table. He slides Rin's ice cream back toward her, and she gives him a tiny round of applause. What a show off...
>>33320482--Karaoke?"Yeah, bro! We're totally going right now! I got it from here, so you can go ahead and spend some time with Doll!"You don't think that's a good idea. Knowing Azure, he'd just rush in and do something stupid without your help. Still, you nod and have your two assistants follow you. This karaoke bar is a little different from the ones you've been to. Instead of a wide open area and a single mic, there's a bunch of small rooms, all kept separate, each with a single microphone, speaker, and small tv. A table with some chairs is in the middle of the room, and you notice there's a small phone you can use to order drinks or snacks. Azure and Rin are in the next room, but you don't know exactly what is going on. You've had to rely on your keen sense of hearing to eavesdrop, and even then, the speakers are making it troublesome to make out their conversation. Seems like they haven't played any music yet, and are just talking around each other again.In your own room, Angel is busy shouting out the lyrics to some late night anime's opening theme. She's getting really into it, hamming up her performance as much as possible. While she's got skill, you think she'd be better off singing something with more class to it. Claire, on the other hand, has brought out the list of available songs and shoves them in front of your face."Darling, which would you like me to sing? If it's for you, I can sing anything."You can't imagine what Claire's signing would sound like, but thankfully, you're interrupted as you hear Azure whisper through the wall."Bro, I'm dying over here! Should I go first, or her?"
>>33320530"What was that? Has the Azure Cavalier called for aid?" Angel brings the mic up and begins to sing out her advice, "He should lead~ Sing her a happy song and act the fool~"Hm, she's not too good at adlibbing."Captain, I feel differently. Rin should sing first, so he can shower her with all manner of praise. Nothing feels better than having your man pay attention to you..."Claire reaches for a microphone, but you snatch it away.>Take Angel's advice. Have Azure loosen Rin up.>Take Claire's advice. Have Azure cheer Rin on.
>>33320530He has to! Rin won't be comfortable with it unless Azure goes first.
>>33320551>Take Claire's advice. Have Azure cheer Rin on.
>>33320577Clever. He's doing a duet.
>>33320577oh my god, this is perfect.
Duet? I guess...>scrapping plans>figuring out how to make this work
Sooooooo... Anybody regret the inevitable heaping pile of spaghetti we've just dropped on Rin and Azure
>>33320928Not at all. It's a chance for bonding. They'll fail together or succeed together.
To hell with these girls. You've been listening to them all day and it's about time you made your own decisions. Like a man. Or something like that. In any case, you knock on the wall, giving Azure your answer in the simple code you worked out. "A duet? Man, I don't know."You've already given your answer, so you just shut up and listen to them. You strain your ears, blocking out the squabbling of Angel and Claire, and just focus on the room next door. Your world darkens, and your perspective almost shifts as you take in the sounds. It's as if you were standing right next to them, in an empty, silent place."A-A Duet, sir? B-bu-but I-""It'll...It'll be fine! I'm there with you, right? It's just us in here anyway, so the only ones who can hear us are each other. Come on, I'll get us started!"Azure starts to sing. He's the worst you've ever heard. Why in the world would this guy suggest something like karaoke? In a few moments, you can hear Rin start to mumble along with him, still clearly uncomfortable. Together, they stammer their way through the next few minutes, tripping over notes, hitting the keys all wrong, and misreading the prompter. Still, at the end, you can hear them laughing at each other, so you suppose it didn't go all bad. Since things seem to be going good for them, you take this opportunity to make your leave. You lie to Claire and Angel, saying you're going to go relieve yourself, and make your way out the front door. Today has been...well it's been something else. You never thought you'd be doing something like this, not even when you got involved in the world of the Renegade. Honestly, it was a little relaxing. "Oh...you look like you're having a good time, kid."
>>33321405It can't be. No way."Did you forget about me?"You turn, but it's too late. A claw embeds itself into your gut, and you're thrown aside by a distended arm. Covered in blood, with yellow eyes gleaming, the familiar form of Diablos walks forward. Though his face resembles the karaoke receptionist, you aren't confused in the least. This smell is one you could recognize anywhere. And why shouldn't you? You've known it for years...wait, years?"Aha! There it is! That moment of realization! Could it be that more of your memories are returning on their own?"From the corner of your eye approaches the Doctor. A mad grin crosses his face as he walks up to Diablos, patting the monster on the shoulder. Diablos shakes his head and squats, getting eye level with you. "I don't think so, Doc. He's just a little dizzy.""Really?" The Doctor sighs, "What a shame. Here I was hoping he'd remember Subject Six, of all people. Oh well, what's done is done."You release your warding, both as a precautionary measure, but also to warn the others of an attack. The Doctor laughs, and then the sun goes dark. The air grows thick, and a green haze pervades everything. You try to stand up, but the sudden staleness of the air makes you choke."I don't think so, Subject One. I want this little exchange to just be between us. It wouldn't do to show my hand so early, after all," he laughs, "So let me ask you: How did it feel to manipulate them? Was it good for you? Did you have fun? Did it please you to watch them dance on your strings?"Your wounds seal up and you stand. You spit in the Doctor's direction and take up a fighting stance."It's nothing to be ashamed about, really. Controlling the lives of others is something we Overed are meant to do."
>>33321434Diablos stands, putting a hand up."I'm not sure he's listening Doc. I think he just wants a good scrap. What do you say, kid? Want to dance with the devil again?">...You'll listen to the Doctor, for now>Enough words. You'll shut them up by force.>Forget the Doctor, why is Diablos here?
>>33321463>Forget the Doctor, why is Diablos here?
>>33321434>>33321463>Forget the Doctor, why is Diablos here?YEEEESSS
>>33321463>>Forget the Doctor, why is Diablos here?Also Doc, the moment we stop getting forced into awkward social situations by mentally deficient lobotomites is the moment you can start preening about domination and all that crap. Until then, go get pegged by a cactus.
>>33321463>WHY WONT YOU PEOPLE LEAVE ME BE?
>>33321463>Enough words. You'll shut them up by force.As a diplomancer I say fuck 'em both.Besides, we know Doc Gjaum defected to False Hearts, of COURSE he's near Subject Six.
>>33321463>Enough words. You'll shut them up by force.FIGHT IT OUT. Or the entire arc will go without combat again!
>>33321463>Enough words. You'll shut them up by force.
>>33321463>Enough words. You'll shut them up by force.Not the three way I was hoping for, but I'll take it.
Looks like most of you are itching for a fight. We will fight RIGHT AFTER I EAT DINNER.
>>33321725What's on the menu DXR?
>>33321761Well, I suspect Captain will be chewing the pavement once Doc and Diablos tear into him.
>>33321463 >Forget the Doctor, why is Diablos here?
Back.>starting to write fight scene>loading>loading
In the meantime, what will Claire's reaction be to Angel thanking Captain for the date?
>>33322322Well, we just gotta ask ourselves what an emotionless, lewd, UGN agent with an obessession for cap would do and then write smut about it
>>33322534Close, but a triple syndrome with Halo vs a Salamandra is more like a tigerfight
Shut up.The asphalt gives way under the might of your kick as you take off, winding up a haymaker as you dive for Diablos's stupid looking face. With a sick crunch, you bury your fist into his flesh, cracking aside the rusty blood armor, but he just smiles as he returns the favor, slashing open the side of your face and sending you reeling."Good force, kid! I love it!"Diablos extends his arm, grabbing you by your leg. Before you can do anything about his snare, you're lifted up and slammed straight into the ground. His long arm swings your weight around at incredible speeds, showing off the impressive strength of a Chimera, despite the leverage working against him. You're thrown throw the side of the Karaoke building and you watch the splinters and dust hover in place, refusing to fall.The Doctor and Diablos gingerly step through the rubble as you stand up, your wounds already closed."Oh, would you look at that? I think his healing is outpacing yours, Subject Six. You just might have to give up your title as the Hardest to Kill.""Not a chance, Doc!"Diablos pounces on you, straddling your chest as his blood armor encircles his claws. Blood-red iron leaps from his fingertips, and you can hear his bones cracking as they expand with new weight. He screams as he slashes your face and neck like a wild animal. The claws dig into your bones as you struggle to find a way to reverse this situation, your blood and his mixing into the fine mist that paints the room.>Strike>Crash>Guard
>>33322640>GuardRapidly slashing at us in a wild manner?Sounds like we'd need to guard to me.
>>33322618Angel uses the lasers though, Claire doesn't at all.>>33322640>slashes your face and neck like a wild animalGuard.
Looks like you want to block.>writing bad end
>>33322866You fools! Always open with strike. Have you learned nothing?
>>33322923I'm joking. It's a joke.
>>33322866Dammit man, this is like that bad end in Yume Miru, isn't it? Where not impregnating the chick ends in tragedy?Except instead of impregnation it's murdering the guy pinning you.Hm.
>>33322938Please don't do that again. I almost fell out of my chair.
>Guard Successful!>Your Advantage: 1>Enemy Advantage: 0You throw up your arms, catching both of the razor sharp talons in your forearms. Your bones buckle, and the pain causes you to howl, but you knock his claws aside and rock back, throwing Diablos off your body and face first into the nearby wall. Before he can move, you're on your feet, and you take him by the back of his head and repeatedly slam him into the wood and drywall, savoring each wet thud and each new crack on the wall. You eventually shove Diablos through the building, watching him tumble into an empty karaoke room. Droplets of blood float through the air, unaffected by the earth's pull, and the debris tumbles around weightlessly. "Not bad but," Diablos stands up. His body takes on an odd sheen, and it is suddenly covered with a thick, metal carapace, "I'm different from before!"Blood and metal armor slither around him as the wounds you inflicted seal up. Just what in the world is going on?[ENEMY SKILL ACTIVE]Diablos calmly approaches you, and you slam your fist into him. There is a sharp clang, but he remains unfazed by your blow. Rather, he laughs and a spike of pure iron shoots from his body, impaling you on the spot. His tail whips around, slashing you over and over again, each time it's wicked bone blade gaining more and more metal spikes, until it eventually resembles a great reaping blade more than any animal's tail. "So, this is it for you. Say goodnight!"He crosses his arms and raises his tail slowly. From that angle...he'll hit your neck! He means to sever your head in a single blow! You can't let that happen, you can't! But as much as you wail on this new armor, you just can't make a dent! Damn it!>Strike>Crash>Guard
>>33323159>Crash>But as much as you wail on this new armor, you just can't make a dent!He's crashing, his skill is negating our strikes, Crash beats Guard.This is the only option.
>>33323159That's a Crash. Crash it back, he's defended from Strikes.
>>33323159>Guard>Howlseems like the best option to me.
>>33323285I second this.
Okay, let's see. Going with a Crash? >writing
>Double Crash!>Cross Counter!>Your Advantage: 2>Enemy Advantage: 1>Enemy Skill Info: Rusty Scab - By drawing out all the trace amounts of iron in his blood, Diablos creates a thick metal sheath even more protective than his normal armor, though it is quite heavy comparatively. Nullifies Strikes for a single Exchange.You've got no choice. You've just got to take it like a man! You swallow hard and face the blade head on. "So you've given up, have you? Then die!"Diablos laughs and the scythe falls at lightning speed. But you're ready. At the last moment, you open your mouth and bite down hard on the metal edge. The blade digs into your neck and shatters your collarbone, but...you're still in one piece. You jerk your body downwards, throwing Diablos to the ground as you raise up your good arm. You flatten your hand, putting all your strength into a single blow, and then chop downward. The metal is cleanly cleaved by your open palm, splitting open like a melon and spilling Diablos's innards everywhere. The bone fragments fly into your face and embed themselves in your skin as you leap away from his prone form. You can already feel your bones resetting, mending, stitching themselves back together, and you take your stance."Hah, not bad. You been watchin' kung fu flicks, kid?"Diablos roars and his body shifts, growing larger and more powerful as it takes on a wholly new form. Scales sprout all over his body, and horns jut out from his elongated skull. Leathery wings flare out behind him and he leans forward on all fours. His toothy may yawns wide, and you see metal teeth click against each other, with each spark causing a burst of flame within his mouth. A strange smell reaches your nose...almost like rotten eggs..."Well, I've been reading some good old fantasy myself!"
>>33323840[ENEMY SKILL ACTIVE]Diablos breathes in, then lets loose a torrent of fire, consuming the karaoke bar and you in an instant. The flames leave you with nowhere to go, and you're already burning to ashes. Your arms flail uselessly in front of you, unable to turn aside the wave of heat that's brought you to your knees. It shows no signs of stopping either. Diablos's inhuman form continues to exhale burning ember without a need for a second breath. By the time his lungs are empty, there won't be enough of you left to attack...you've got to move now!>Strike>Crash>Guard
>>33323861Holy fucking shit. This is also a Crash, but I don't think we want to risk whatever its effect is. Domination Howl.
>>33323861Use howl it either wins or ties guaranteed, we are up 2.
>>33323861Domination HowlFuck this fire.
>>33323861Guard and Howl
>>33323861kinda glad that my idea to use the howl last turn didn't get through....Guard/Howl
>>33323861Domination Howl, even though this skill might neutralize our abilities.The context clues are giving me a bad vibe about relying on anything tied to guarding and I'm worried DH qualifies as a guard for the purposes of his skill.
Time to fight breath weapon with breath weapon.>writing
>>33324157>I have this image of them doing a Fart off
>>33324361If Captains adventures were an anime, this would probably be the experimental episode where everything's done in the style of South Park.
>Domination Howl Successful!>Your Advantage: 3>Victory!>Enemy Skill Info: The Serpent: Diablos shifts into an ancient beast, no, perhaps this animal never truly existed. It doesn't matter, the power is real. By expelling natural gas and creating a spark within his mouth, Diablos creates flames hot enough to melt steel into slag. This is an attack that counts as both Strike and Crash.You slam your foot into the ground and take in a deep breath. The fire scorches your lungs and burns your throat, but your determination remains the same. You glare at Diablos through the flames and focus all your ire on him. With a deafening shout, your release all the air from your gut, blowing away the flames and shaking the foundation of the building. In the moment of respite, time seems to slow. Diablos's eyes widen, and he begins to take in a new breath. Through the wisps of remaining flame you leap forward, a single fist curled behind you. You stop just short of the beast and allow your body to slide forward the last few inches, colliding your fist into its frame. Your hand blows through the scales and pushes aside the meat until your momentum reaches its end, with your arm buried up to your shoulder in flesh. From the other side of Diablos, a geyser of blood and viscera erupts, painting the wall bright red.
>>33324669"This...this isn't the end. I'll keep..." Diablos's form collapses, reverting to a more human nature before the muscle and bone dissolve into blood, "I'll keep growing stronger..."The blood splashes down onto the floor, then races towards the Doctor. It curls around him, racing around his body before settling into the form of a bright red scarf wrapped around his neck. He looks at you with an amused expression."Splendid. Truly splendid, Subject One. Despite his growth, you managed to win once more. And you did it without even manifesting bestial adaptations. I must ask..." He cocks an eyebrow, "Is there any reason you've been fighting with your fists? Surely, claw and fang would be better."You...you don't have to answer that."Is that so? Well, far be it from me to question your results. You've done marvellously. In honor of your victory, allow me to put everything back in order. Just to show I'm a good sport."You blink, and suddenly you're back outside on the sidewalk. You turn back and the karaoke bar is the same as it ever was--all of the damage is gone, as if it never happened. You look to the street to see that even the small potholes and cracks have been restored. You know that the Overed have the power to repair such things, but this quickly..."We'll be seeing you soon, Subject One. Very soon. Have fun until then."You look around, but the Doctor is nowhere to be found. After a few moments, you let the tension flow out of your body and you relax. Just what do they want? You go to leave, but a tug on the back of your shirt calls you back. You turn to see Claire, who is wagging her finger at you."Darling, If you wished to go somewhere more private, I would be happy to--" Her eyes focus in on your cheek. She brings out a handkerchief and wipes your face, "Darling...how did you get blood on your face?"[Thread End]
>>33324669>Strike and CrashOh shit, double beat.
>>33324669>Attack counts as both strike and crashAh, so strike would've been the 'correct' option if we don't mind a Cross Counter.
I hope today's thread was up to par. Again, consider it a continuation of last thread rather than a fully stand alone episode.
>>33324864Call me curious, what would have happened had we lost here?
>>33324864I thought it was pretty good, although I came in halfway through. Shift to the fight was nice, good ending line from Claire as well.
>>33324913The damage to the bar would have been permanent, including what that might mean to its occupants.
>>33324913I suspect we'd have either been left bleeding on the streets after the Doc expressed his disappointment in his failed experiment, or taken back to his lab for "correction."
>>33324864>>33324934Thanks for running. Loved the double date.
>>33324934Wait, so if that's the case, then did he just wipe our friends' memories along with fixing the damage? If the damage would have been permanent, then that means they were being hurt (or killed) as we fought outside. Why didn't they come out if that was the case? How does the "pocket dimension" (Orcus?) syndrome work, exactly? If that's what we're dealing with...
>>33324982The Doctor's use of Orcus and Balor just now was on a completely different level than the Crossbreed you all fought at the Athletic meet. Similar idea, but much more fine control.
>>33324934>sweating intensifiesWas the choice of who sang first secretly our chance to pick a partner or something?
>>33325018Yeah. But it's okay. You pulled out a win anyway.
>>33325014For those keeping track at home, that means the Doctor has now used Angel Halo (turn into light), Salamandra (create ice), Orcus (Control a Domain), and Balor (Gravity, Time & Space)
>>33325044I thought that was it.Should anon manage to dodge the help flag in the future, you could use the thread up to that point to determine the helper. We sided with Claire mostly this thread, so Claire might have been more likely to stick to Captain out of satisfaction. Alternatively, you can make up missed interactions by having the person you did not side with make themselves available. For example, Fallen Angel could have come in pursuit to express dissatisfaction with how things went. Depends on how you fluff it.Thanks for the thread, it was fun.
>>33325147Yeah, I was gonna say, fuck.
>>33325044Good thread.The Doctor encounters are making me curious as hell about Captain's past, but the anticipation should make the eventual reveal that much sweeter.
Archive is up! I have work tomorrow, so I'm heading off to bed now. Again, hope you guys had fun and hope to have the next thread soon. Feel free to use the rest of the thread to discuss, nerd out, whatever.
>>33325182Doctor and Diablos/Subject Six are learning how to develop more than 3 Syndromes? Doc already has more than 3, and it looks like Diablos is figuring out how to push Chimera and Bram Stoker into turning into other Syndromes
>>33325506We need to figure out what's going on with Diabloli.
>>33325525Diablos is 6 and Diabloli is 7. Twins?
>>33325525Clearly we need to have her join us, and take her into battle so she can observe and learn his moves.We can promise Sept a bedroom and icecream
>>33325525I thought we were stinging her along, or is she bound to us by the red ribbon of fate?
>>33325562Except one is thirteen and the other is not.Well, hm. Maybe. Accelerated aging?
>>33325597They're overed with body-alteration syndromes, age is most likely just a mental construct to them.
>>33325576Unfortunately(?) Claire has Seven tangled around her fingers.>>33325573Eventually that might work. For now she's too hateful and unstable to trust.
>>33325684Lets hug her and give her icecream.If she ask why, say it's because she's going through the UGN shit too.We need to spend more time with sept
>>33325684>Unfortunately(?) Claire has Seven tangled around her fingers.This is a good thing, because it means she's too afraid of Claire's retribution to really act up.
>>33325759I... am no longer certain we're going through UGN shit. Oh, don't get me wrong, they're interfering with Captain's peace and tranquility, but they're not the ones really fucking with his life. After all, Chief thought Captain remembered AIR and the Renegade, meaning that so far as the UGN is aware Captain was never mindwiped.There is however one member of the UGN who treated Captain like the neophyte he is. One person who knew that Captain knew nothing about the Renegade, and who made sure he would be in position to give Captain the basic briefing he would need in order to pass as knowing. What is Karl Yugo doing?On a side note we can probably ask Shining Void how to undo mindwipes if we really get sick of dancing around this.>>33325853I was keeping up with the punnage.
I'm getting NTRed right before my eyes and can't do anything about it. At least I still have 2nd best waifu.
>>33330046>having multiple waifusGoddamn it /a/ I thought you had standards.
>>33330150>not having backup waifusIts like you don't practice basic anti-NTR methods.
>>33330230But that goes completely against the point of a waifu in the first place. The waifu is your favorite character whom you adore and cherish; what she chooses and what happens to her in the show/game are completely irrelevant to your feelings for her. Hell, if she's properly your waifu you only ever have one, you don't get one from each season/show.Jesus, I'm not even /a/ and I know that much.
>>33330294Ren had her hand touched by that blue faggot, she is no longer pure. Therefore she can no longer be my waifu.
>>33330353Then she was never your waifu to begin with.
>>33330365You wanna fight anon?
>>33330412You've already lost anything worth fighting over.
>>33330046>thinking that all of the girls were actually up for grabs.The choice was always between chief and claire.
>>33330353>RenWhat about Stimpy?
>>33331889>The choice was always between chief and claire.B-but... Fallen Angel!
>>33332936>thinking you could ever please an angelOhohoho~!What a clown you are, Cerberus!Ohohoho~!