Cipher had been caught by surprise by Vennel's choice to head butt him. It wasn't because he didn't expect her to respond at all, but mainly because who headbutts people nowadays? It was only because of Vennel's increased bulk that allowed Cipher to stop himself from being completely blindsided. he brought his arms up defensively, making sure his elbows stuck out to connect with her skull as her attack landed. He couldn't stop the blow from knocking him back, but he was certainly going to make her hurt for it.
Cipher flew back in the air, managing to catch himself and recover quickly. Just in time too as the Oozaru began to charge up energy within her mouth. He recognized that attack. When he fought the Oozaru back in the Western Capital, it had used a similar technique. Though this wasn't some mindless ape, and this time Cipher wasn't at a disadvantage in terms of strength.
Getting right to the big guns, are we?
Cipher brought up two of his arms, just in case she decided to suddenly drop the charge and went on the attack. Meanwhile, his two lower arms reached back, and pale green energy began to charge up between them. Two could play at this game, he was going to match her move for move. And in a straight up competition, Cipher was still stronger. But he had to be careful. Anything could go wrong in a battle situation.
However long it took Kizuki would find his way into the fray, between Vennel and this... pale creature. The pale one gave off no energy or ki that the Saiyajin could feel within him, but he could gauge just how strong it was by the way it went toe to toe with Vennel in this Super Oozaru state. He remained silent however, floating in the air to look at the chaos below him, the two appearing to be at a stalemate at the moment.
His arms crossed tightly against that armored chest, no golden aura surging around him. He was transformed as a Super Saiyajin but his energy seemed calm, not violent or overly aggressive. It was as if he was in his base form and completely at peace. Though, internally his heart was beating a mile a minute, his brow was still furrowed from before with the worst of scowls on his face. A pang of jealously swept through him, watching as the female was able to figure out how to surpass the Super Saiyajin transformation before him. HIM! Who spent a year in Hell training rigorously in preparation for the day he would be able to do it.
But he was also in awe, tingling at the excitement of being able to have this much power himself, and quite easily on this evening. Butting in here as a spectator for now.
Excellent. Vennel had been watching her cybernetic enemy carefully. She’d been taking notes of his reactions, while he attacked, counter attacked, parried, and plotted. Even during their conversation, she’d noted his arguments and the stance he took morally. He was quite the hero type, and he was certainly arrogant, with a touch of caution. So Vennel had formulated something of a mental profile for him, and was going to use that to her advantage. But there was still missing information, and too many assumptions made on her part. And she didn’t want to have to rely on assumptions.
Our power levels are nearly equal, if our attacks clash, then they’ll just end up exploding upon impact with each other, and nothing will change for him. Surely he knows this, so then he’s willing to deplete his ki reserves just to do that. Let’s see how this goes…
She could sense that fighting had begun in the city, which was good. She couldn’t sense their opponent’s energy, but it seemed that Kaza and Plato had powered up and were letting lose their attacks on one of the city’s defenders. This meant that she just had to at least stall this man out long enough, or leave him weak enough that someone could clean him up after. Though, she wanted to end this fight herself, it was nice to have a backup plan should things go sideways. And on that note, it seemed Kizuki had left his post and come to more closely observe her fight. It was all well and good at any rate, seeing as he wasn't interfering yet. At least a saiyan such as herself understood the importance of a fight, and not coming between two warriors in a battle, when it wasn't necessary. Hopefully, he kept it that way.
Her maw opened up, the energy that was building within and now without her jaw to keep it contained, it flew forth. An enormous ki blast launched toward the android, hurtling through the space between them, intending to make it’s mark. But she knew he’d likely see to his own protection by parrying her attack with one of his own.
[Attack names are really, really dumb. [MP3] was used.]
But she wasn’t just going to stop there, as Vennel had launched her attack, she charged forth after it, choosing to go along with her attack and moving for his right flank. Her arm would fly forward with terrifying gusto as she tried to plunge it into the tiny man, though she knew full well he had other limbs now, she wasn’t going to let herself be caught as off guard as last time. She’d send a knee up below the man and her tail would be the finishing touch as it snapped forward. Each attack, aiming to smack her opponent back into the ground as he’d been sent to before.
And should she be able, afterward, she intended to back off of her opponent, and put more distance between them. This fight was going to be a long one, with their power’s so closely matched, and she’d have to play smart to keep it that way, something she fully intended to do.
KP at start of turn: 3/3
Active Power Level: 4’764’174/3’935’622
Attack names are really, really dumb. [MP3] was used!
Charged to 200% (9’528’348 Power) with intent to kill
Cipher's energy output kept up with the Oozaru's keeping above it. Cipher would charge for as long as she was, ready for when she fired off her attack. The time would come sooner or later as she unleashed he blast, the energy rocketing towards him.
Cipher let loose, firing a blast that matched her own in sheer size. The two beams collided, both attacks stalling for a moment before Cipher's own attack pushed it back, right into Vennel's mouth. Well, it would have if Vennel was still there. However, the Oozaru had quickly moved out of the way, and circled around to try and catch the android from the side. She had used that big attack as a distraction!
Cipher twisted his body to prepare for the incoming attacks. Thankfully her slower speed was giving him time to respond. She wasn't simply going to go for a simple blow. Swinging a fist, bringing up her knee, and shooting her tail out to strike him.
In this age of super Saiyans, a saiyan's tail had almost become an afterthought, and most Saiyan fighters and trained themselves out of the weakness their tail provided. However, there was one factor that some people tended to forget. For an Oozaru, their tail was their source of strength without their tail, there was no Oozaru! And as someone who had trained to fight Oozaru and other giant monsters, Cipher knew this fact well. While he could appreciate Vennel turning a weakness into a weapon, there were times when doing so was just too risky.
Cipher quickly swung his third first towards the incoming punch for Vennel. The two collided with a thunderous crash. He brought his foot down to collide with her rising knee, the two impacts causing his body to buckle, but ultimately mitigate the damage. As the tail shot forward, Cipher brought his remaining arm forward, a ball of ki charging up in it. After spending most of his energy in that previous attack, he didn't expect it to do too much damage. But he was going to make it hurt for her.
As the tail shot in, he fired off the blast at point blank range, hoping to stop the tail in its tracks, and at the same time use the recoil to push him back, putting some distance between himself and Vennel. He knew Vennel wasn't simply going to go with a full on assault like most Oozaru. This was a clever woman who knew how to think on her feet. Fortunately for him, Cipher did to. Now it was a matter of who proved to be better at it.
However, there may be another problem. Cipher took note of another power nearby, watching. If this was an ally of Vennel's and jumped in, Zcipher would find himself in trouble.
---- Hyperion Cannon [MP3] %200 fired. (pl: 11,869,300) Attack names are really, really dumb beaten and nullified.
Just as expected, her attack was repelled by the smaller android. However, her careful planning served her well as the cyborg’s attack sent her own back where it came from. But she was no longer there as he soon found out. His extra limbs helped to mitigate the attacks. Her knee and arm were stopped in their tracks physically, and then her tail swipe was repelled by a well placed ki blast. Ordinarily, she’d be much more worried about using her tail in a fight, but given her increased size, power, and the fact she left him unable to muster much strength, she was confident he couldn’t do permanent damage.
As everything settled after her assault, she saw that her adversary had put space between them. Her tail, however, was much more sore than she accounted for. The point-blank blast singing the fur on it, and leaving the skin raw, but still intact.
So this isn’t his first time fighting a saiyan, if he is trying to prioritize my tail here for damage. I’ll have to keep that in mind.
But she was far from being out of tricks, even if her energy reserves were running low. As far as the saiyan was concerned, everything was going according to plan. Her energy surged as her body moved forward as well, her hands clasped together as she aimed to swing them down over the android. But as the warrior closed in, she knew her speed wasn't quite up to snuff currently, so she relaxed herself which caused her power dropping momentarily, letting her muscles shrink down and her speed pick back up. With the temporary speed boost, she hoped to at least catch the android by surprise while keeping her assault up on him.
[Bulking [SU] has ended.]
After swinging her combined fists down, her muscles would bulk up immediately afterward once more, to give her the power she needed. Then her mouth would open wide and let loose a ki blast in his direction, using her increased strength to help augment it.
[Bulking [SU] was used.]
She needed to put the pressure onto the android, and change things up to keep him from making this easier on himself. Now she’d get to see just what he had in mind for a counter attack, or if he’d merely keep on the defensive.
Meanwhile, Denim and her group found themselves at the base of the tower where Plato and the others were fighting, however, the giant Oozaru in the distance fighting someone heavily intrigued her. "That must be the Saiyan man or woman in the cloak I met earlier."
She looked back at her group how were nearby waiting to do something and announced, "We're going over to that fight on the southern side of town. Someone carry my precious Silk."
"Our Silk..." Plaid stated knowing from a couple prior encounters the girl who was unconscious was his own daughter.
Denim shrugged then dashed over to her daughter finding no one was moving into help her out. She bulked up to her Ro'Shi form and with her two hundred pound frame lifted the girl easily onto her back. When she got to where the gorilla was she'd unleash her daughter on the area after waking her up and help out whether or not her child went berserk or not.
The group moved and as though they knew what to do in this kind of situation. The three ogre sisters Ino, Aki, and Onee drew their swords and encircled their boss as she ran through the streets. Plaid sighed and flew above her and all moved quickly to shove people aside as they abandoned the tower and headed to the southern part of town. Alaistair was likely not going to hate her for this because the tower wasn't a position she was supposed to take up really. She said she would but from the power she felt coming from above it was sooner to turn to rubble then she imagined which meant it was of little consequence to guard the place.
She dashed through the streets though pushing civilians aside and cried, "MOVE! Everyone out of town or I will beat you into the ground!" She was more then a little rough with the people of this planet but she didn't really care. She didn't like Plato and saw no reason for him to run a rock that had been fought over and taken so many times when she knew that someone like her could easily take it from under him in a given span of time.
The fighting was intense as she finally reached the battlefield and witnessed Vennel try to blast energy at a white clothed being with her huge fists. It looked like @cipher but she wasn't sure until the dust settled.
Note: Denim is entering the battlefield from the far side of the battle in her Ro'Shi State. She is with Silk who has 20,407 PL, Plaid who has 100,000 PL and the three ogre siblings Onee, Aki, and Ino who have 5000 PL each. All are ready for combat save Silk.
Cipher kept his hands up, preparing himself for any attack she would have for him. And she didn't disappoint, as she shot forward, clasping her hands together to deliver a brutal, downward strike. However, as she moved, her body mass visibly shrank, her power dropping, but her speed increasing. The sudden boost in speed had taken Cipher by surprised, only being able to bring up all four of his arms just in time to block the blow raining down on him. Thankfully, her drop in strength had lessened the blow. However, the instant the blow connected, Vennel's muscle mass immediately bulked back up.
She's switching back and forth between the two states. Not bad.
Past her fists, he could see the oozaru's mouth opening, energy getting ready to fire. Cipher had to act quickly. Before she could pull her fists back, Cipher grabbed hold with all four arms, and sharply pulled them and himself down. He intended to once again throw her weight off balance, intent on throwing off her aim and making her attack miss. Once he got the momentum going, Cipher would release her hands and try to fly between her legs to get behind her, twisting his body to fire a ki blast at the base of her tail.
All the while, Cipher kept the presence of others in the back of his mind. This fight was proving challenging enough, without anyone possibly jumping in to turn the offs heavily against him.
Their blasts would combine in a violent explosion of light, filling the surrounding area with a blinding flash. Kizuki barely flinched though, his eyes trained enough to be able to withstand some of the brightness. The two would continue, though. Vennel, the Super Oozaru, and the pale one who gave off no ki. Kizuki's assumption was that it was an Android, devoid of life force and devoid of a soul. Perhaps this was one of the Overlord's cronies, or the actual Overlord given how much "strength" it had? Either way, emerald eyes followed them with each movement that they made, clashing together with the intent to tear each other apart. The assumed Android was aiming his attack for Vennel's tail. An odd technique, as Kizuki could only assume someone of her power and former status would have trained away that weakness a long time ago.
Kizuki's focus remained on the fight, not giving the others any of his attention. He remained still, watching. Should Vennel fail he would finish the job. All he had to do was look up at that gorgeous moon above him and transform as well, then crush the defective tin can under his mighty fist. Any idea what the posting order should be now, so there isn't any confusion like the other thread? Vennel Cipher 24 @misfortune
I'm guessing Vennel, Denim, Cipher, Kizuki given the last series?
And success! Her overhead strike had hit. But her opponent hadn’t been sent pummeting toward the ground, so that likely meant he was blocking it yet again. Which also likely meant that he was using those- yep, and then those extra arms wrapped around her again. But she wasn’t going to fall for the same trick twice. Instead, she had both her hands here, and was able to exert her full strength back, as she tried to keep her place and not be sent off balance or knocked away by his grapple.
However, as her energy fired off, her adversary let go and flew down and between her legs to avoid the attack. Her ki blast hurtling out and crashing into the desert in the distance, causing a small explosion. She’d not expected the little guy to do so, however, as she was a bit slower and wouldn’t be able to turn all the way around as quickly. But, she had a good idea what he was doing. And of course, when he manifested his ki to try and attack the base of her tail, it snapped toward the blast itself to repel it away, leaving a noticeable sting surging up her tail from the force of the ki launched against it.
“I think you’re forgetting that my tail isn’t as vulnerable as your common stock saiyan. Or that these giant ears are more than just for show! You’ll need a more significant amount of ki to pull that off.”
Just then she looked down at the pale man and her arms and legs flew forward in a flurry of fist, foot, and flesh as she tried to connect with his body at least once. Her tail was carefully kept out of the assault this time around, however. She wanted to lay the pressure on thick. As long as her power level was as close to his, even if she were slowed down, he’d find he’d have a hard time taking it easy. After all, at the range they were at, they were more or less equals, aside from her diminished speed.
As she kept up her assault, she’d noticed that now Denim and her merry band had followed her here. And from what she could feel, it seemed that Alaistair was trying to come here as well.
For fuck’s sake. Did the plan go to hell already? There’s no reason they shouldn’t be at their posts, or Alaistair should put himself so close to my side of the fight. Unless… have we lost?!
Thinking that their battle may have lost already only seemed to drive her anger further as she intensified her flurry, working in an oscillation without a pattern or rhythm, of her muscles relaxing and expanding to make her strikes less predictable.
[Bulking [SU] is being turned off and on between strikes.]
If there was one thing Vennel refused to do, it was lose this fight, or depend on any of the peanut gallery for help. She was going to prove to herself she could defeat a stronger opponent on her own.
KP at start of turn: 1/3
Active Power Level: 4’764’174/3’935’622
Bulking [SU] is being turned off, and then back on again over and over.
Cipher couldn't help but smirk at the Oozaru's words, regarding her tail and her ears. Of course he knew her tail was stronger than most. Most saiyan warriors of her caliber had trained the weakness out of it. To be honest, he was more trying to goad her into keeping her tail away from him, thus depriving herself of a weapon.
"I figured as much," Cipher called out back to her, "Though I think you're hearing things. I never mentioned your ears." He tried not to laugh at her his next comment, "Though now that you mention it, those are some pretty big ears you have."
He wasn't sure if she took offence to that comment or not, because she suddenly began a flurry of fists and feet, keeping on the offensive. Cipher kept up with her blows, the sheer difference in size forcing each limb to come at him one at a time. The air cracked with each blow, the force pushing him back somewhat, but by no means slowing the android down. The two were fairly even in terms of strength and all this little flurry was doing was expending energy on both sides. Neither were going to make any ground at this rate.
Then her flurry intensified, her body switching back and forth between its bulky state and its leaner form, her blows coming in faster and slower at random intervals. Cipher was beginning to find it difficult to keep up, trying not to bring his defenses up too soon or two late. He had to find a way to slow her down. As he used two of his arms to focus on deflecting her blows, he would try to use his lower arms to lob ki blasts at her between strikes. The Oozaru wasn't giving many openings, but perhaps the randomness of the ki strikes would throw her off balance as well, just as her randomly shifting speed was starting to throw him off.
"Gr... I want to fight," Plaid growled as he floated above Denim's group. He nor she or any of their companions could find an opening just yet. Both parties involved in the fighting were just fighting too wildly. Denim just stared out onto the field of battle witnessing power beyond her own while holding Silk on her back and waiting for her guards to move into combat. They just weren't ready yet.
Note: This is essentially going to be where I skip from this point forward until I see a way to enter into this fight properly. Denim and her group will sit on the sidelines and watch like Kizuki is.
The two warriors clashed in a heated exchange of blows, exchanging fists, feet, and flashing lights. Just as she thought, while her initial bulking and settling of her muscles only seemed to throw her opponent off balance for a while. But he quickly managed to adapt. He began to hurl ki blasts in her direction at times. And as each one exploded, it pushed him further away and lead to adjusting on her own side to compensate for the difference in distance.
She grinned at his comment about her ears. True, he’d not said anything about them, but the fact he tried to get out of her line of sight and then fire off an attack at her tail, she was merely aiming to show him that there were other means to “see.”
“All the better to hear you with!”
They were evenly matched, and it showed. It was a fight like this that really got her blood boiling. But she knew that this power came at the price of her own speed, so in truth, Vennel’s robotic opponent had the edge here. It was only a matter of time before he was able to turn the tides. She felt like she was fighting Zucceta again, and that before long, he’d manage to get the better of her. But Vennel wasn’t the same warrior she was as back then, she had a trick up her sleeve.
She’d managed to perfect her understanding of war, battle, and strategy over the years. Always reflecting back on her previous battles, and haunted by the greatest loss she’d ever received. But in her battle against Kizuki before, she’d pulled it off, the surprise that came with her new mastered form of controlling her ki. While most were able to buffer it up, and flare it to such a degree that they appeared stronger, she was able to focus it inwards, and accelerate the rate at which she grew stronger, so long as she had the time to focus on it.
[Mastered Ki Control [SU3] was used.]
With her ki surging back to it’s full mast, she then began to focus as much of it as she could, causing her body to be enveloped in the signature golden brilliance of a transformed saiyan.
[Power Charging [SU3] was used.]
She’d look for a break in the fighting, just a large enough gap between attacks to dash backward, before letting out a somewhat nominal blast of ki from her mouth toward the ground. The damage mostly just an attempt to throw some dirt into the air above them, and cloud his vision. And almost immediately after, she’d fly through the debris and into the small man, or at least, where he had been before. She’d hoped to land a strike on him, and give him pause to reconsider his options. After all, he could probably no doubt feel just how powerful her energy was rising to, and would likely be making some last gambit to stop her in some way.
As the two battled, the Oozaru would suddenly launch a ki blast straight down, kicking up all sorts of sand and dirty everywhere. Cipher was forced to jump back, putting some distance between himself and the oozaru, bracing himself for an attack. As he had expected, Vennel shot through the debris, but unfortunately for her he had already moved, causing her to miss her strike. Though that wasn't what she seemed to have in mind. Cipher's eyes widened as he felt the energy building up within her.
How did she regain her stamina so quickly?
Did she use a senzu bean, or something like that? No, that didn't seem to be it. Her power just seemed to rise faster than normal. Dammit! This was proving more troublesome than he thought. If he counter attacked now, her attack would overwhelm his own. And while he believed he could survive it, with her quickly rising stamina, she could just keep this up until she won. He had to do something to offset this disadvantage.
Then something caught his eye and an idea hit him. It was risky, but it was worth a shot.
One of his hands reached into his pocket, pulling out a small bean. Without wasting any time, he popped it into his mouth, crunching the bean between his teeth as he felt his energy quickly restoring. A bit of a waste, considering the little damage he had taken overall, but it was necessary. With the power coursing through himself, he shot towards the charging Oozaru, , stopping at level with her feet as energy began to charge in his hands. This was a risky gamble, but it was the only shot Cipher had.
Kizuki's eyes continued to watch intently as the two titans clashed over and over again, throwing their powers around as if it were no big feat. Collectively they were both incredibly strong, it made Kizuki's own blood grow hot with excitement. He wanted to fight, and he would be happy fighting either of them. Though the desire to rip the Android's head from its shoulders was the dominant emotion he was feeling. He had no ill will towards the female, and he shouldn't. With her it was solely bringing out the best in himself while doing the same for her. It was a part of that Saiyajin pride that their kind was known for.
He'd raise a blonde brow slightly as the feeling in the air changed. He could sense Vennel's ki growing larger again, almost out of nowhere and in a quick manner, too. A small smirk fell on his face, still remaining in the same position as he had been this entire time, floating a safe enough distance away with his arms crossed over his armored chest. "There's that technique again. She can raise her ki after dropping it some. It's... odd, yet very effective. Something to look into." His thoughts would end there as he prepared for what was to come. Just a small post since Vennel didn't go. Nothing crazy again. Vennel