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Archer sees Mercer somehow fly up to him, muscles bulging. He panics; very few of his swords, if any, can match Mercer's strength. Dismissing Caliburn and his bow, he goes for desperate measures.
Archer forces his Reality Marble to produce the horrifying sword, the weapon that isn't alien yet might as well be. His left arm transforms into Mercer's Blade Arm, with all the strength of Mercer behind it. With his new "sword", Archer parries away Mercer's punches.
edited 20th May '14 8:46:10 PM by foxmccloud4387
(spots Jack) Sup. Shoot the dude with a blade arm, ask questions later.
Archer locks his projected Blade Arm with Mercer's forearm.
Not me, by the way. The uglier guy!
Mercer overpowers Archer in the lock, though Archer blocks the follow up punch. Archer is starting to tire - the fake Blade Arm can only last for so long...
edited 20th May '14 6:20:00 PM by foxmccloud4387
"Maybe I think I feel like asking questions first, pumpkin. Maybe I don't. You don't get to tell me what to do," Jack says, in an annoyed tone of voice. He pulls out a Conference Call from his jacket. "Tellya what, Blade-Arm Guy is preety damn ugly. Let's do some plastic surgery!"
-Alex stumbles from the exploding egg, but continues his assault-
"You think you can take me?! You're already wearing out! I can't even get tired!"
-He steps back and thrusts both his arms forward, and the air ripples into a shockwave of force, aimed at Archer's face-
...peachy keen, you're the boss.(decides to be the wiser man here and just keeps the broken blade ready to throw)
(which he then tosses right at Mercer's back, in the same "materializing blade" fashion)
edited 20th May '14 6:24:38 PM by FergardStratoavis
"Yes, I can take you, bitch! I've got the most powerful arsenal on Pandora, which puts me in the running for most powerful in the freakin' universe!" Jack taunts Mercer, while the Super Badass Loader shoots hollowpoint rounds at the monster.
Archer blocks the shockwave with his Blade Arm, which is starting to show damage. He dismisses the grotesque limb; Archer's arm becomes normal, but is bleeding. Mercer is right; Archer can't outlast him in a fight. But...
(to both Mercer and his allies) Can you keep up with me?
...deep down, Archer is still that foolish boy who doesn't die when he is killed.
Steel is my body, and fire is my blood.
In his right hand, Archer produces the massive sword Optimus wielded in their previous fight, and swings it down on Mercer.
edited 20th May '14 6:41:15 PM by foxmccloud4387
(A blue-haired alchemist◊ enters Whiterun. She observes the fight from a distance.)
-Alex hears the gunfire behind him and sees Archer ready another sword. He grins.-
"Can I keep up with you? You've got that backwards, pal."
-He ducks, and then leaps a hundred feet into the air near-instantly, leaving the sword and hollowpoint rounds to collide with Archer-
That's not happening.(returns said sword back to his hand before switching to what appears to be a sniper crossbow and firing three meter-long bolts flying with high speeds at Mercer)
edited 20th May '14 6:39:15 PM by FergardStratoavis
Thankfully, Archer wasn't close enough to Mercer that the hollowpoint rounds would hit him. He tosses Optimus' sword upwards, sending it flying towards Mercer.
I have created over a thousand blades.
As this happens, two dozen swords appear out of thin air, aimed towards Mercer.
edited 20th May '14 6:44:23 PM by foxmccloud4387
The Super Badass Loader tracks Alex as he flies through the air, leading him. As Mercer descends, the Loader deploys several warheads to blow him up. Jacks gestures towards Archer, and a pair of surveyors give him an 8000-point shield.
edited 20th May '14 6:42:10 PM by Inceptiond
-Alex angles his body downward, black tendrils writhing about his body in irritation, then shoots downward at twice the speed of sound, arms out in front of him, aimed at Archer like a giant bullet with enough force to destroy an entire building, dodging the projectiles in the process-
edited 20th May '14 6:46:37 PM by kagescorpionakki
Archer gives a brief nod of thanks to Jack for the shield, then turns back to Mercer.
Unknown to Death. Nor known to Life.
As Mercer descends, Archer sends the two dozen Noble Phantasms flying towards Mercer, each of them with intent to kill. He begins to prepare another projection, just in case Jack's shield isn't enough...
edited 20th May '14 6:51:10 PM by foxmccloud4387
...sometimes I wonder why am I even trying. 'course he'll have some bullshit power.(grumbling, he takes aim at Mercer, this time firing twice, making this a total of six bolts coming his way)
edited 20th May '14 6:48:13 PM by FergardStratoavis
I, the player, am starting to feel this way. Try to tone down the godmode, 'k?
-Alex reforms his armor, and rams through the swords. Large gashes cover his armor, and three swords and a crossbow bolt have impaled him (through the stomach, left arm, and right shoulder, with the bolt through his left eye), but he continues his death course towards Archer, injuries be damned-
This started as a two-on-one, became a four-on-one, and is now a comfortable three-on-one. This is basically a boss battle, so of course Alex is going to be a bit OP. This is kind of what I was aiming for.
edited 20th May '14 6:54:46 PM by kagescorpionakki
Oh, I don't mind. Mercer's kinda crazy OP, I'm just having Belial refer to this.
Unless you're referring to me in which case I'm challenging you to show me where do I happen to godmod.
(back to launcher/minigun combo, begins unscrupulously hail Mercer with gunfire)
edited 20th May '14 6:53:50 PM by FergardStratoavis
I'm not. Ah. Did you run this by Knowless first?
edited 20th May '14 6:57:44 PM by Inceptiond
Have withstood pain to create many weapons.
As Mercer hurtles towards him, Archer summons another sword. The Infinity Blade he saw lodged in the chest of Ausar's corpse appears in his hand, and contains the battle techniques of all the Deathless who wielded it. Though Archer doubts the Godkiller can match Mercer in strength, he does use it to call upon a Deathless technique - a Super Attack, a shockwave to blow away and stun Mercer.
edited 20th May '14 7:03:38 PM by foxmccloud4387
@Inceptiond: My bad then.
@Kage: Well, I don't mind this as long as it doesn't get, uh, too crazy. But yeah, "boss battles" are explicitly to be okayed by Knowless, unless by "boss fight" you just mean "stronger than average opponent".
edited 20th May '14 7:00:23 PM by FergardStratoavis
-Alex continues his descent. One of his arms has been blown off by the shockwave, and he has quite a few new bullet holes, but at this point he is too consumed by anger to care-
Well, I said basically a boss battle. It wasn't planned as one, you all just ganged up on Alex and I rolled with it. I just expected a few weaker avatars to fight him together, instead of him going one-on-one against a stronger foe.
@Fergard Stratoavis: Yeah, "stronger than average opponent" says it the best.
edited 20th May '14 7:04:08 PM by kagescorpionakki
...this is a common problem here actually. :/
(keeps emptying the clip into Mercer with gusto)
Archer doesn't move. He doesn't want to project any more swords, as he's saving his remaining mana for something more.
Yet, those hands will never hold anything.
Panting, and still holding the Infinity Blade, he gets into an Aegis stance, wary of Mercer's next move.
When facing multiple foes, it's ok to get stronger than either of them (because Conservation of Ninjutsu), but not to absurd levels.
edited 20th May '14 7:08:42 PM by foxmccloud4387
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