So, as revealed in Ko F 96
, Orochi is fast set on being revived, and to that end, it's Herald's have been sent out into the world. Geonitz made his appearance as the boss of the last game, only to be defeated by our heroes. Mature and Vice, first showing up as Rugal's secretaries in 94, were revealed to be Heralds of Orochi in '96 — only to be brutally maimed by Iori, who had sunk into his incredibly dangerous and uncontrollable 'Riot of Blood' state'. Oh, and Leona had Orochi blood as well, being a daughter of one of the herald's, (who's dead now...) though not a herald herself. And so, the stage is set for our hero Kyo&friends to take on the threat of Orochi, in Ko F 97
However, things are even more complicated then they seem. To start with, Geese and his posse are no longer in this tournament, but despite that, Geese isn't quite finished with the Orochi just yet. He sends in Billy, now back after his leave of absence in '96, though of course, Billy still needs a team. To that end, he recruits Blue Mary, a freelance secret agent, and Terry's boyfriend, joining Billy undercover to see what dirt she can uncover on Geese and his latest venture in Ko F
, as well as their last teammate; Ryuji Yamazaki. A deadly Psycho for Hire
with a laugh that can rival even The Joker
, he makes out the last entry of this new team — yet there's far more to him then meets the eye...
Meanwhile, King and Mai are looking for a new teammate for the 'Women's Fighter's' team, as Kasumi hasn't been seen for ages. Thankfully, they find it via Chizuru, joining the team to gain entry into the new tournament. (They don't really make it clear who
funded the '97 tournament; probably a random wealthy businessman.)
As for everyone else, Iori's on his own, and there's also Kyo's would-be-pupil, Shingo, a fanboy who learned how to fight by watching Kyo's moves once
. And no, he cannot generate fire. Shingo's also a solo entry.
But the team to watch is the New Face Team, made up of; Yashiro, a young man (or bulky teenager,) who has quite the fashion sense and the attitude to match, and is also Team Leader; Shermie, playful and somewhat sexy, with bangs that cover her eyes; and Chris, a young boy with a nearly constant smile, one that hardly fades even whilst delivering a hard beatdown, and is somewhat unnerving. These three also have their own band, and initially joined the tournament to get vengeance on Iori for upstaging them, (as Iori is also a musician, believe it or not,) and so by entering the tournament, they plan to give Iori the beating of his life. However, there's something more
to these three then there at first appears to be...
And so, the tournament commences, with all sorts of thrilling fights ensuing, with the winning team making it's way to the Finals, and after one last fight, they win the Tournament. However, from out of nowhere steps Iori, (or Leona, if you're using Iori,) and regardless of who it is, your new opponent finds themselves being shifted into 'Riot of Blood' against their will! Our heroes beat Iori, (or Leona,) but with that finally comes answers. Standing in front of the victors are the Newface team, albeit now with their clothes changed to just red&white, with a malevolent presence around them. As it turns out, the New Face Team were three of the four remaining heralds of Orochi; the fourth was there at the tournament as well, namely Yamazaki. As it turns out, by fighting in the tournament, their true natures were unleashed. And also
by fighting in the tournament, in this case everyone else, all of the fighter's 'Fighting Energy' was absorbed into the New Face Team. With this energy, they plan to revive Orochi. And seeing as they need just a bit more energy, they fight you to get it.
It's a tough fight, with Yashiro having powers of Earth, Shermie having powers of Lightning, and Chris having powers of Fire, though you manage to win it regardless. After the fight, while you did win it, the New Face Team got the energy they needed, and so using Chris's body as a host, Orochi is revived. However, instead of an enormous 8-headed snake-beast, he's a handsome man in his prime. Since Orochi used a human host, Orochi himself is human, which gives our heroes more of a chance, yet he's still quite powerful, and in the end, it comes down to Kyo, Iori, and Chizuru, the three Sacred Treasurers. In the end, Orochi tries to control Iori via the Riot-of-Blood, but Iori is able to gain just enough control that he leaps at Orochi, grabbing him by the neck and enveloping him in a giant column of purple flame. While that's going on, the spirit's of Iori's ancestor's speak to Kyo, telling him to work together with Iori and put an end to the pointless feud between their clans. And so, Kyo charges forward at Orochi with one last fiery attack, with Chizuru preparing a seal at the same time. And once the smoke clears, Orochi is finally vanquished... except that there's now one major problem. As it was revealed in '99, Kyo is nowhere to be found...
edited 6th Jul '12 3:02:09 PM by kkhohoho