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"Did... did he just call this spirit 'mom'?" a confused Sombra asks as he arrives just in time to see this scene unfolding. "Can someone explain any of this to me? How did he go from vengeful alien to grounded child in the span of seconds?"
As usual, Sombra's horn begins glowing and bubbles of light surround all the fighters to protect them from attacks.
Sometime after he'd fallen back to make an important phone call, Pietro wastes no time dashing after the group. Upon rejoining them, he takes a moment to assess the situation playing out before him.
"Yeeesh, I step away for one minute, and Giygas suddenly goes from Thanos' grouchy half-brother to near catatonic... hope that means he's finally worked the stick out of his ass and won't beat anyone to death with it. And just who the hell's that spirit supposed to be?"
Figuring that things would either start making sense as he went along or one of Ninten's friends would flat-out explain things to him, he dashes past the Hoshidans and attempts to thrust kick Ninten in the chest.
"A little word of advice: knock him out before he can activate whatever his crazy supermove is!"
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Apr 25th 2019 at 2:09:01 AM
Neither Ninten nor Queen Mary reacts to Giygas. He grabs his bat and raises it, ready to hit Giygas with it.
Pietro intervenes with this however, and Ninten blocks his kick with his bat, giving him an empty-eyed glare. He gets shot by Takumi though, and his grip falters. He manages to evade the second shot, but drops his bat in the process.
Deciding against picking it up, for some reason, he instead jumps back and casts PK Defense Up on himself, followed by PK Speed Up, to raise his stats. Oddly enough, he doesn't use Offense Up, at least not yet.
Before anyone else can reach him though, a 4th-D Slip portal cracks open behind him, looking exactly like the portal that the serpent had fallen into. This time, however, five strange bird-men creatures◊ emerge from it, all of them going on the offensive.
Flying Man 1 intercepts Ryoma and tries to kick him in the face.
Flying Man 2 immediately charges for Pietro.
Flying Man 3 tries to claw at Sombra.
Flying Man 4 tries to grab a hold of Giygas and slam him into the floor. However, since the Flying Man isn't Queen Mary, or directly tied to her, he may find the willpower to at least fight this thing off, even if he's unable to attack Ninten at the moment.
And Flying Man 5 charges for Ana, Lloyd and Pippi, with them just arriving on the scene. Pippi, however, punches at the Flying Man and, probably shocking everyone who doesn't know her, sends the Flying Man flying against the ceiling of the room. Lloyd immediately sits down.
"Alright, defend me while I set up a Multi-Bottle Rocket."
Ana nods and casts a Power Shield over Lloyd, strengthening the shield that Sombra had already given him and making his defenses especially powerful against physical attacks from the corrupted-looking Flying Men.
Giygas lashes out with his PSI cutter at the Flying Man approaching him, but he does not rise off the ground. If this fails to knock it back, he will be helpless to the slam.
Oboro is confused but moves to defend Lloyd, holding her Naginata upward with a determined look upon her face.
Ryoma swifly dodge and attempts to do an upward slice, leaping to the left while performing this feat. He looks confused when he notices the buffs, and attacks with Raijinto's lightning, attempting to attack Ninten from a distance.
Right, we'll stop him before he glows.
Takumi attempts to shoot at the Flying Men.
What in the world is going on ? What are these things ?!
Before Pietro can fire off a snappy remark about Ninten hiding behind a flock of vultures, Pippi suddenly lands a Megaton Punch on a Flying Man.
"Holy crap! Say, kid, are you secretly an Asgardian or did you drink something to give youself super strength?"
Regardless of whether or not she answers the question, he dashes towards the Flying Man charging his way before attempting to punch it towards Ninten upon closing the distance.
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Apr 25th 2019 at 2:44:44 AM
Sombra raises a golden barrier in the way of the Flying Man's claws, with spikes on the outer face of the barrier so that the Flying Man will hurt itself if it attempts to break through. Whatever the outcome of this is, he proceeds to hurl the barrier, spikes forward, trying to plow through both the Flying Man and Ninten. However, if Ninten is impacted, the spikes will become blunter to avoid accidentally killing him. The humanoid vulture does not receive the same courtesy.
"Hehe, don'tcha know? I'm the strongest little girl in the world!", Pippi says to Pietro with a childish grin. "I'm Pippi, Ninten's future girlfriend!"
"No you're not.", Ana says, not even out of jealousy, but because it's obvious to anyone but Pippi that Ninten isn't going to fall for a 9-year old girl.
"Eh, what do you know?"
Meanwhile, at the fight, Ninten, knowing that they're all going to retaliate, casts PK Defense Up on the Flying Men.
Luckily for Giygas, his psychic power is strong enough to slam it on the ground, but not enough to kill it.
Ryoma's slash stuns it and makes it shriek with a bird-like sound.
The Flying Man that Pippi sent flying gets struck by Takumi's arrow and falls on the ground.
Pietro's punch sends it staggering, but not flying.
The Flying Man hurts itself on Sombra's barrier, and gets launched alongside it. Its bolstered defenses allow it to stop the barrier from getting to Ninten and throws it up before they even get close.
Rajinto's lightning then strikes Ninten, making him look surprised for a moment. He then angers.
"Horrible, disobedient child."
He raises his hands, coating them in tainted, dark orange PSI, then throws the energy at Ryoma. Despite its color, it's actually PSI Paralysis, and if it hits, Ryoma will be temporarily paralyzed, and thus stuck in one place, unable to make use of his amazing agility.
"They're... those Flying Men from Magicant!", Ana says, with both her and Lloyd looking shocked by the realization.
"But they don't usually look like that! And they're not supposed to be here! Magicant was locked! But they're here..."
They both stare at Ninten's Spirit.
"Queen Mary!? But how!?"
How, indeed, but that would have to wait. The 4th-D portal opens once more behind Ninten, and this time, another giant serpent◊ comes through, and it charges right at Lloyd, Ana and Oboro. Ana quickly fires PK Thunder at it, but, Thunder being an inaccurate move, ends up missing.
Edited by DevilPsyco on Apr 25th 2019 at 12:16:20 PM
Giygas gathers psychic energy in his hands.
"Birdmen and giant snakes... I'm so not looking forward to whatever he's gonna whip up next."
Deciding that subduing Ninten might save everybody the trouble of having to fight every last monster as well as prevent a Final Smash from happening, Pietro dashes by him several times, throwing a momentum-fueled punch with every pass. Regardless of how many of his blows actually land, his final strike comes in the form of an uppercut.
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Apr 25th 2019 at 3:24:01 AM
Takumi backs off and begins to shoot at the Bird Man that got staggered by Pietro, the one that got cut by Ryoma and the one attacked by Gigyas, intending to finish them off, seemingly.
Ryoma's surprised and hit by the technique. Having never face it before, he's pretty helpless, glancing at his surroundings as he attempts to break free.
What devilry... !
Oboro attacks the snake with her Naginata and moves, aiming to strike at it with precise attacks with her weapon. She's not attacking too much but her attacks are skillful and can put on the hurt.
"That detestable serpent from earlier again!" Sombra exclaims. A shimmering circle outline appears in the corrupted Kraken's path. If it keeps charging forward mindlessly, the circle will glow and form a dome around the Kraken, trapping it inside.
Ninten gets hit multiple times, but his increased defenses, along with his Spirit's buff, allows him to take the hits without too much trouble.
He eventually gets uppercutted, but while he's launched up in mid-air, he suddenly shoots down another PSI Paralysis, this time at Pietro.
Regardless of whether this hits or not, the moment Ninten lands, he casts PSI Life Up on himself, healing most of his wounds.
"Oh no... I get it now! Guys!", Ana says to everyone. "He doesn't have offensive PSI, so he's probably going to keep summoning these creatures to attack us while he defends and heals himself!"
"He's trying to wear us down... darnit, with the way he's set this all up, it could actually work.", Lloyd says, troubled.
Sombra's dome stops the Kraken in its path, allowing each and every strike Oboro makes to land its mark. Lloyd then unleashes the Multi-Bottle Rocket at the Kraken, making it explode in its face, and the Kraken falls on the ground, not defeated yet, but heavily damaged.
"Alright, I only have two more of those, we'll have to make them count.", Lloyd says to his allies to let them know they can't rely on the Multi Bottle Rockets for the whole fight.
Takumi's arrows hit the three Flying Men, and Pippi proceeds to whack the other two. The five of them fall on the ground nearby, but get back up again, badly wounded, but alive. All five of them then charge for Giygas, attempting to beat down on him mercilessly.
The portal opens once more, but this time, two Kraken emerge from it, each standing by Ninten's side, and they both breathe a wave of fire at their enemies.
If Pietro was hit by Paralysis, he'll get hit by this attack with 100% certainty. Ryoma has a 40% chance of breaking through his Paralysis this turn, having spent one paralyzed already, and as such be able to dodge. If he doesn't break through though, the flames will hit him guaranteed as well.
Ana casts a PSI Shield in front of herself, Lloyd, Pippi and Oboro. She feels bad about only being able to make one big shield for the four of them instead of making ones for everyone, but if she did the shields wouldn't be strong enough to tank the flames.
Then, Queen Mary seems to react all of a sudden, blinking, closing her eyes, holding her head and crying, just for a few seconds. After that, she returns to normal, and Ninten, protected by the Kraken, resumes his singing and dancing.
"Come fill my eyes with vision... so that I may see~. Reveal the ancient powers... whisper them to me~"
"Here I stand before youuuu~ ready to receiiiiiveeee...~"
"Show me the wisdom of the wooooorld...~"
Giygas throws his PSI at the ground, creating an expanding sphere of psychokinetic energy centered on himself to rebuff the Flying Men.
Ryoma break through and barely dodge, jumping up into the air. He attempts to reach Ninten and the Kraken, boldly attempting to cut the three of them with a single swipe of Raijinto, and attempting to get their attention to buy time for the rest.
Takumi's hit and sent sprawling, causing Oboro to panic. An attempted arrow at the wounded kraken, however, indicate that it's not enough to put him down. She does rush to try and help him when the shield goes down.
"I see. Does he have an unlimited number of these creatures to summon? Perhaps if all are eliminated, he will be defenseless and we can free him from this curse!"
With these words, the bubble imprisoning the first kraken grows "teeth" on the inside and collapses inward, attempting to crunch down on the beast and finish it off for good. By doing so, Sombra sacrifices the possibility to properly defend himself against the krakens' fire breath, and though the initial barrier he raised at the very start of the fight mitigates the damage, he grunts in pain as his cloak and coat are licked by the flames.
Pietro narrowly manages to evade the PSI Paralysis by darting aside, then triggers his Chaos Form before whipping up a Chaos Magic replica of Captain America's shield with which to defend himself from the Krakens' fire, though he's driven back a considerable distance.
"If he winds up summoning Dharkon himself, I'm so outta here!"
He dashes towards Ninten in a zigzag pattern in the hopes of disorienting him, creates a Chaos Warhammer, and attempts to smash him into the ground with a momentum-enhanced downward swing of the weapon.
"I don't know. I know there's only five Flying Men, but I've never seen those serpents before. And the only other creature of note is-"
He pauses, looking horrified, and Ana immediately picks up on what he's thinking about, looking horrified as well.
"... oh no..."
Giygas' sphere easily sends the Flying Men flying, all crashing into the walls, stunning them.
One of the Kraken simply moves in front if Ninten to shield him from Ryoma's attack, taking the damage instead. Surprisingly, it doesn't seem all that hurt by Rajinto's lightning. The arrow does a bit more, hitting it against one of its fins, and causing it to shriek.
The trapped Kraken, being huge, isn't so easily crushed, though the spikes do deal continuous damage, and it's unable to escape its prison.
The third Kraken protects Ninten as well, this time from Pietro, and it gets smashed in the face and onto the ground by the Chaos War Hammer.
Ninten then stops singing and grins darkly at Pietro and tries to abuse their close proximity to one another to catch him off guard with Hypnosis, attempting to put him to sleep so that he's a sitting duck for his minions to finish off.
The portal opens once more, only this time, it opens outside of the tower. Something comes out of it and clings onto the walls, making some thumping noise for those inside.
As Lloyd, Ana and Pippi look around for what it could be, a part of the wall is blasted to bits, and the group is treated to the sight of the biggest beast summoned so far◊.
"THE DRAGON!" "THE DRAGON!", Lloyd and Ana shout in unison and fear.
"W-what? A dragon!?", the normally confident Pippi sputters, not having expected a monster right out of a fairytale to appear to kill them all.
It uses PK Thunder γ, sending three waves of lightning at the group. One at Oboro, one at Sombra and one at Giygas.
"Okay, don't panic, guys! If I can get close enough, I can cast PSI Block! And then it can only attack with its teeth and tail, because all of its actual attacks run on PSI! We have a chance!", Ana yells to the rest of the group.
Outside of the tower, someone's attention is grabbed by the Magicant Dragon's appearance. Grabbing a tight hold of his sword, he rushes inside, hoping that he'll find the people in trouble before it's too late.
Edited by DevilPsyco on Apr 25th 2019 at 1:33:49 PM
Giygas grunts as he erects a PSI Shield α. The Thunder pierces through a bit, sending him skidding back.
"Yeah, that move's not gonna get old anytime soon, you little coward!"
Pietro quickly moves aside to avoid the attempted hypnosis, then attempts to straight-up tackle Ninten to the ground and repeatedly punch him in the face with a Chaos Power Fist.
Sombra watches in awe as the wall collapses, revealing the giant beast outside. Dragons are among the deadliest denizens of Equestria, so he is well aware of the kind of devastation they can unleash if left unchecked - all the more reason to shut the beast down immediately.
"I'm on it!"
The former king gallops away from the wave of electricity - not in a random direction but specifically towards Ana. Once he is sufficiently close, he grabs her with telekinesis and sets her on his back, then begins galloping towards the dragon, protecting himself and Ana with energy shields. As a tradeoff, his grasp on the damaged kraken weakens, as do the shields on the other team members.
Ryoma decide to active Astra, briefly glowing green before attacking at higher speed for five seconds. He crits twi during these five seconds, enhancing the power of his strike as a result. It looks like he's trying to help Pietro by beating the krakens before they can threaten him, deploying his sword-fighting ability.
Right, and then we'll just punch it in the face. It's a dragon ! says Takumi, struggling to get up. Oboro does grab him and manages to leap out of the way of the attack. She attempts to stay close but he just nod, and she start to approach the dragon, attempting to escort Ana to it while Takumi prepares yet another arrow.
Ninten gets floored, but his defensive buffs stop him from flinching, and he's able to conjure up a PK Shield to defend himself against Pietro's punches.
His aura then starts to gain a multitude of colors, and Ninten gives Pietro a 'You're screwed' grin. However, Pietro may remember that Ninten doesn't have offensive PSI. So... what even would his Final Smash be?
Regardless, the two Kraken snap out of it and one of them suddenly pulls Ninten away from Pietro with its tail, then fully coils around him, serving as a living shield for Ninten, which means that there's no way to stop Ninten from activating his Final Smash. Nobody here can get rid of the Kraken fast enough to make a difference. The other Kraken, meanwhile, tries to outright devour Pietro, lunging at him wildly, but luckily for Pietro, Ryoma's Astra is much faster than the giant serpent, and his strikes actually manage to down the beast, as it falls onto the ground with a pained roar.
A 4th-D Slip portal opens up behind it and pulls it in, then closes again. That's one minion down... only 8 more to go.
Ana's surprised when she floats onto Sombra's back, but quickly gets used to it and holds on tight as to not fall off, hoping that they will reach the Dragon safely.
The trapped Kraken breaks free now however, and goes for Ryoma and Pietro, trying to devour them like the previous one had tried to do with Pietro.
"My two remaining Multi-Bottle Rockets should be able to take it down.", Lloyd says to Takumi. "But if it still has PSI, it can shoot them down before they reach. If we block it though, it's a sitting duck."
As he sets up his Multi-Bottle Rockets, the Flying Men recover and attempt to stop him. Pippi gets in the way though, unleashing a volley of powerful punches against them. But regardless of how strong she is, it's 5 against 1, and Pippi alone will not be able to keep them away from Lloyd for long.
The Dragon uses PK Fire β, sending a wall of flames towards Ana, Sombra and Oboro, trying to burn through their shields.
Giygas remains down on his knees, looking lost and confused.
"Remember what I said about not letting him trigger his goddamn supermove?! Come on, this isn't amateur hour!"
Whipping up a Chaos Minigun, Pietro fires on the Kraken threatening to consume him and Ryoma before spinning the weapon around, turning its deadly barrage on the Kraken shielding Ninten.
"Just once, I'd like one of these battles to end with us taking down the enemy before they get the chance to use their supermove. Is that really too much to ask?"
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