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Steel [Stefan Soan vs Tsubasa Unabara]
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|Subject Post 11Subject: Re: Steel [Stefan Soan vs Tsubasa Unabara] Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:41 am|| |
Artist: Final Fantasy 13-2 OST - Song: The Last Hunters (Battle Theme) - Word Count: N/A
The act of Tsubasa releasing his Zanpakuto was precisely what Stefan had been aiming to force out of the Shinigami. Continuing to fight without their real power, while still of a level most couldn't fathom, would have been horrendously boring for the man hailed as the world's most legendary swordsman. Such a title didn't really mean that much to him, though being considered more skilled than his brother could certainly flip his constant frown. As far as this particular fight was concerned, the moment Tsubasa spoke the words to unleash more power red alerts began ringing through the Vizard's head. He knew immediately not matching his opponent would likely lead to his sudden and premature death, and for this reason Stefan was already prepared to release his own Zanpakuto in response.
The sudden outburst of Tsubasa's Spiritual Pressure as a result of using Shikai was a sight to behold indeed. Stefan used his left hand to shield the side of his face from the torrential energy. Yet, there was no fear in his bright fiery eyes; only fierce confidence in the face of nightmarish power. While knowing he himself had to release as well or be killed, it wouldn't be so simple as instantly using his Shikai. Stefan wanted to see Tsubasa's new power before ascending to a similar state; perhaps in arrogance, or perhaps merely a result of genuine curiosity. Either way, he stood steadfast against Tsubasa's Zanpakuto release and braced for the coming storm.
Before his foe moved to attack, Stefan surrounded himself in a shroud of Void the likes of which was meant to guard against even the Shinigami's newfound power. Whether that would hold true would quickly be put to the test as the man seemingly teleported to Stefan's location, though the Vizard's eyes were just able to follow. Even against Tsubasa in Shikai he was able to, if just barely, shift stance and parry the man's near-instant attack. Thanks to both his still-superior physical strength and reaction speed, this battle would not end so quickly. Utilizing Sui-Muko, Stefan rapidly decreased the density of space throughout his entire body by inserting Void across his limbs. The practical effect of this unique technique was one of increased speed; the resulting decreased density of space would allow virtually all his physical movements to speed up quite drastically, matching Shunpo-levels without actually using the Shinigami step technique. At the very least it would decrease the difficulty in dealing with this newly-sped up Tsubasa, though by no means would Sui-Muko make it easy
Though Tsubasa may have attempted hiding the steel objects he'd place near Stefan, the latter would still catch them thanks to his ability to focus all five senses to a degree bordering on omniscience when it came to observing his direct surroundings. This advantage gave Stefan enough time to further increase the shroud of Void he currently stood in the middle of, so as to further enhance his potential defense against Tsubasa's following attacks. When the metal objects launched at him, their velocity allowed them to pierce the vale of Void without being entirely warped and destroyed by it's crushing pressure. However, their relatively low durability couldn't completely prevent them from being reduced to little more than crumpled scrap metal as they tore through Stefan's protective shroud.
While within this zone of Void Tsubasa wouldn't be able to tell if his attacks had hit their mark at all, with the only information given to him being their weakened forms after exiting. From within this barrier no eyes or ability could see through Stefan remained, unwilling to reveal himself quite yet. Tsubasa's next attack would also be met with an unsatisfying result. The Roaku and Raitongiri combination could match the other fighter's Shunko in destructive force, and as equals both their power was rendered moot as they collided. Along with the initial strike, every following attack from Tsubasa enter and exit the Void around Stefan without him being able to visibly ascertain exactly what was going on. However, the Shinigami would likely be able to feel his Zanpakuto striking against Stefan's own and thus would know the Vizard was still, at the very least, clearly alive. Even against Tsubasa's incredibly high speed and momentum in Shikai, Stefan's potent physical strength would not falter. And while the Shinigami was relying on pure speed to land blows, it was honed skill that guided Stefan's blade in defending against the man.
Just before Tsubasa's next and final attack could go off, the Shinigami would probably be able to make out the words "Consume all Creation, Mugenkū"
spoken by his foe, however no other action or change seemed to take place. The following release and assault of thousands of energy and electricity-infused blades would seem to go off without a hitch. They quickly approached Stefan's location, nearing closer and closer....until suddenly every blade that made it within ten feet of the Void shroud abruptly and instantly exploded into a massive atomic-like blast over four hundred yards wide. More and more of the blades exploded, until finally they all culminated in a truly colossal eruption of energy nearly the size of a city. If Tsubasa wasn't careful he too would be caught up in all this, and the consequences would not be so easily shrugged off. Sonic booms washed over the desert of Hueco Mundo, blowing away everything in their paths. The explosion would expand until eventually ceasing after almost a minute of continuous destruction, leaving nothing but ash and dust in it's wake. Well, and a man.
From under the cloud of dust Stefan tore away his tattered and sliced up shirt, discarding it to the ground nearby. After a moment or two more, Tsubasa would likely be able to make out the newly revealed appearance of Stefan Soan. Across his entire torso were cuts and gashes of various sizes, some of which seemed to be bleeding quite a bit. Along with the injuries from the chunks of metal were even more burn marks on top of those the Vizard had received previously. All in all, the legendary swordsman looked quite bloodied and battered. Yet on his face was a look as determined and confident as ever. While his body may be covered in flesh wounds, Stefan had avoided taking any serious damage despite Tsubasa's current ascended release state, a feat anyone could call inconceivable."I'm not bread to be buttered, enough with the flattery."
As if to emphasize this statement, Stefan spit blood and wiped the remainder away from his mouth with his left arm. "Better? You think this is better? I'm still fucking standing! Am I supposed to be impressed by your little Shikai? Little more speed, little more lightning? Better? Don't make me laugh. We're just gettin' started, greenhorn."
As he finished speaking Stefan brought his sword arm up and swung downwards, creating a gigantic tidal wave of what appeared at first glance to be more Void yet was tinted slightly purplish instead of being entirely pitch black. Unlike Void, any attempt at blocking or even touching this new material wouldn't result in possible negation. Nay, absolutely any attempt at clashing with this wave of an energy-like substance would result in a massive explosion larger than anything it meets, causing pure unadulterated destruction.
As the wave reached Tsubasa's location, Stefan too moved in that direction. While not quite as fast as the Shinigami, his Sui-Muko enhanced speed was capable of overtaking almost anyone else in the world without much trouble. In the same instant the wave would hit Tsubasa's location, Stefan moved to wherever the man was, including wherever he may have dodged to. The instant he reached his target Stefan swung his now-released Zanpakuto with enough force to completely eclipse whatever physical strength the Shinigami could muster, showing the difference between their power was perhaps even greater than their difference in speed, though not by an extreme degree. Still, the destructiveness of higher strength was clear compared to speed; the multiple sword swings from Stefan would be incredibly difficult to survive or stay near, much less block. Along with his strength, each attack sent out microscopic spheres of his Shikai's Heisoku's Antimatter, causing even more enveloping explosions as a result. If a single one of these struck Tsubasa directly he would likely get as injured as Stefan currently is, potentially an equalizer to put them back on matching ground.
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|Subject Post 12Subject: Re: Steel [Stefan Soan vs Tsubasa Unabara] Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:17 am|| |
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He'd figured he would survive if not just that but even thrive. He'd activated his power unleashed himself into a higher state of being. But this wasn't what Stefan sought at all. Not the entire thing of his power as he looked upwards for a moment. His body ached as he'd taken kinetic damage from the force of the area. Sand like shrapnel had struck into his body in a couple locations. Among other things from debris and such as just avoiding things was going to be rougher. The wave had been barely avoided but as for the next thing from Stefan. That would be difficult to deal with in essence. The man had predicted the only location or rather forced a prediction. A blow from him would mean death at this stage in the game. His enhanced speed did allow for something since he knew it was going to happen. Stefan was someone so skilled and strong. That he would be there without a doubt, it was more Tsubasa anticipated it. So Utsumi would be utilized here. But this was a special variation on the technique made infamous by the Shihoun girl. The moment Stefan's blade struck the stand-in for him it would explode with enough force to create a large hole in the ground. Sadly this lightning clone was a one time trick. Another one took out of the bag as he glanced at his arm. He'd not completely avoided Stefan's attack. Damaged pretty badly and recovery would be a while as he exhaled softly. Speaking finally as he knew Stefan could hear him clearly and knew it as well. "Well it's been a while since I've been wounded to this extent. Kudos to you Stefan, I must express a thankfulness for this location. The place you chose for our duel since I have a feeling anywhere else I'd of been inclined to hold back more. "
He said pausing for a moment as the air became tense around this place. An aura began to flow around this place as he exhaled. It felt like the very sky and heavens were going to erupt in moments as Tsubasa glanced at his hand. Moving it caused pain, but life was a pain in general. "You see it dawned on me only after I sacrificed many things to gain this power. That using it would be rather unwise unless the location was idle. It's strange you know, I've often had to hold back because of people nearby. I've sacrificed everything for a power I could not wield till this moment. For you Stefan Soan, as a sign of my gratitude let me show you what my sacrifice has wrought. "
Tsubasa's mouth would utter a single word as his body began to glimmer now. Electrons surged to life through his body as muscles and every fiber of his being seemed to come alive even more. Muscles grew stronger and seemed to gain far more power in them as he exhaled softly. His arm began regenerating skin cells and repairing itself at a rapid rate. Tsubasa's eyes stared at Stefan as he gestured his hand outwards as Shunko roared around his body. With every fiber and part of his strength, he would show Stefan what he had. Every inch of his power and control at his disposal. He'd no longer hold back any longer as Despair also came infusing into the shadow of his zanpakuto's blade. Using the shadow so he could manipulate that element along with One for All. The activation of every single stored Electron in his body. Meant he decided this fight was worth taking the risk and fighting with reckless abandon. His sword pointing towards Stefan's location began to use something unexpected for him. Shunko technique Raijin, though he was executing it differently with All for One active. This technique was massively powerful with this increase in electrons flowing through him and the air. His blade sparked as the six meters area around in a circle of Stefan's location seemed to vaporize. The level of energy and lightning produced was enough to destroy matter itself. Though he'd hidden something beneath the attack's shadow also. Beneath his shadow something lingered in wait for use at the moment he needed it. Tsubasa's arm slowly lowered down as his eyes lingered on that location where Stefan was.
Impactful though he'd not be using Raijin again in this situation. Stage one of One For All had begun. Four stages yet remained and he didn't see four being used. Since giving people energy seemed unlikely. His Moving his left hand a bit he'd regained finger dexterity that would ordinarily be enough for his liking truthfully. The nanobots in his body were also performing excellently. Tsubasa's body had begun healing injuries that had been given grievous wounds. By speeding up cell production to godly levels of use. He was able to restore damaged body parts and close injuries with construction that began. This dessert hadn't even seen half of what he could do as of yet. His strength, speed, and recovery rate had been induced to extremely high levels. Perhaps breaking through the fathoms he'd once known. His free hand slowly touched upon the blade's handled. He didn't know how long he had to fight with this active. But the more power he exerted the longer the downtime. He'd suffer greatly from all of this afterward and Stefan perhaps didn't know that.
Though he didn't intend to tell him oh, by the way, this sucks later. His Shikai alone would be disrespectful to the Soan. Perhaps soon it would be time to take this to a whole new realm. He would watch and decide on how to act to the man. If Stefan dawned that mask he hid so well. Tsubasa would bring out something only a few had witnessed. He brought his sword up now taking a high stance known for power in most fights. Realistically it left you open to an extent in many contexts. But that wasn't really important as his body's engines were fired up and even a fraction of movement would catch his attention. Not to mention the surprise in his shadow waiting to be used. It hadn't been formed truthfully but Despair could attack her own at this point. She'd manipulate his shadow accordingly if something undesirably came. The electron's surged through his muscles and each nerve and individual body section.
The moment his blade came down could have been missed if one blinked. Perhaps even missed if they didn't in truth. His speed had gone into an entirely different realm. The skies clouds split down the middle as the explosion of force went blasting the sands and area in front of him into a massive blast of kinetic explosive force. Tsubasa wasn't known for great strength often or such feats. But activating this gave him a rather notable increase in strength, speed, in several factors. Stefan had been in the direction of the massive explosion of force and electricity. This roaring kinetic wave sent sand flying backward. How long could he maintain this level of combat for Stefan? Perhaps it would be best to go all out right away for the Vizard. So he could enjoy the battle to it's fullest potential. Tsubasa brought his sword upwards as sand had been sent almost like a tsunami in one direction. Though he doubted it would effect Stefan much. Truth be told at present he knew that man's toughness was like a certain shark.
It would be very difficult to do anything that would really affect or put him down in essence. His movements would be faster and certainly improved upon activating All For One. But these sort of powers all came with side effects and limitations. Hawaii had proved that to him keenly. But Stefan would be Tsubasa's final fight for all intensive purposes. He'd not raise his sword again for any other cause or purpose. "You are the first to witness this, only one other saw a portion. Nothing to this scale though."
He said watching the cells regenerate as he awaited the retort from Stefan. Would it be a wave of Void power or some other form of Void based attack? Would they perhaps take a trip to the void in this encounter? Tsubasa's gaze hardened more as lightning crackled from his eyes. A sign the activation of his power had begun in earnest. This battle of God's was going to leave a mark on even this infinite place of Hueco Mundo. A scar would be left here for this world to see. A sign that Tsubasa and Stefan had both bees in this place. A sign they'd been here at this moment in time.
This was a story of blood, sweat, tears and so many things. This story was one told through the blade. Sacrifice and many other things, it was like tales of Achilles vs Hector. Musashi vs Kojiro being a perhaps more accurate description of things. Many legendary figures crossed blades with one walking away. What fate awaited the one who departed after this battle. That was a case that couldn't be determined through the context of normal belief. This was something that these two needed to do. To air grievances against one another in the only way they knew how. To swing their blades at one another and release all the frustration, anger, and admiration built up. Or perhaps just plain hatred would be more accurate. Tsubasa would acknowledge one thing of this, Stefan Soan was the world's greatest Swordsman. And perhaps in all of this he'd chosen to follow the wrong Soan.
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|Subject Post 13Subject: Re: Steel [Stefan Soan vs Tsubasa Unabara] Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:25 pm|| |
Artist: Final Fantasy 13-2 OST - Song: The Last Hunters (Battle Theme) - Word Count: N/A
The further increase in his opponent's abilities was unsurprising to say the least. In a fight like this, each time one combatant would raise themselves to a new level the other would attempt to match or surpass it. Such a thing was natural for a struggle, like waves crashing against each other relentlessly, each seeking to overtake the other. While for these two in particular, Stefan Soan and Tsubasa Unabara, such a conflict was on a scale few others could even fathom, at the end of the day it was just another series of one-ups until a side could reach no further heights. And then the end would come. For Stefan, he had always been the one able to force himself to climb higher and higher. Would this continue? Could he still climb higher, or had Stefan already reached the mountaintop? Such a question would not be decided today, for at least for now there were still peaks to reach for this warrior."Kudos?"
Had Tsubasa really given kudos to Stefan? Did he realize who he was speaking to, who he was thanking and giving props to? This act would not go without consequences. "I don't give a fuck about your life story. Save your praise for people beneath you, to me you're just a dead man walking!"
The electric energy which, against anyone else, would vaporize its target would quickly be rendered ineffective as a burst of antimatter surrounded Stefan's entire silhouette and instantly exploded outward in a massive blast of destructive power. Regardless of whether Tsubasa's attack could destroy matter, this antimatter would still reap everything in its path and wash away shadows of all kinds in the process. This was further proven as the initial country-quaking explosion came into contact with the thousands of microscopic bits of antimatter Stefan had previously spread across the battlefield, each expanding and exploding as a result. This chain reaction continued on for miles and miles with the kinetic force of the initial blast increasing and increasing as every following explosion kept fusing into a single larger and larger blast which would envelop everything for dozens of miles in every direction, including Tsubasa himself. Attempting to defend from such a thing would be like trying to put fire out with paper: the only result would be further explosions. Whether it was electricity, Shunko, shadows, or matter destruction, the ending would stay the same. All the while in the center Stefan remained, his Reiatsu still detectable though just barely through the continuous explosions vaporizing anything they come into contact with.
Along with the above, Mugenku's antimatter was uniquely immune to manipulation and direction/positional changes such as redirection from opponents. This meant until the last bit of antimatter was snuffed out, the chain explosions would continue relentlessly. Realistically, this would amount to several minutes of unending detonations capable of reducing nations to dust until, finally, it began waning in volume (though not force). After a few more moments in time the destruction came to a close, revealing a gaping crater the size of a gulf in Hueco Mundo's desert. No sand, no land, not even dust, nothing remained in the area except for billowing smoke blotting out both everything in it and the sky above. Utter silence draped over the battlefield, or rather what was previously a battlefield, as the smoke continued to climb higher and higher without cease.
Shortly after the final explosion, a gust of strong wind began blowing away the thick smoke as Stefan's Reiatsu once again roared and drowned the surroundings in maliciousness. His body would soon come into view for Tsubasa, though now even further changed in appearance. All the cuts and gashes from before had been burned shut and his entire body was blackened from the explosion with thin trails of smoke rising from his injured skin. Unlike Tsubasa, Stefan possessed no ability to regenerate from being wounded and would have to stay in this current state, for now at least. If he were anyone else it may seem like this battle would be over at this point. If he were anyone else. Against the darkened skin of his face, Stefan's eyes continued to glow green with a bright fierceness which seemingly cut through the smoke around him.
With a smile spread across his face, a further 'fuck you' to the circumstance he found himself in, Stefan spoke aloud to his foe. "How fuckin' cocky can you get? You haven't even scratched me, Tsubasa!"
Assuming the Shinigami still managed to swing his sword at him, Stefan responded with an equalizing slash of his own which was once again coated in Roaku. Both their blasts of force would collide and explode into a brilliant light as Stefan's Roaku countered Tsubasa's Shunko. The overwhelming and torrential gusts of wind sent out would nearly knock Stefan off his feet, however he stood unwavering against this destruction of a Biblical scale. If he wants more from me, guess I'll oblige!
Accompanying Stefan's thoughts, the man tore his left hand across his face which created a white, black, and green spiked mask in its wake. Upon the summoning of his mask, overwhelming Hollow Reiatsu of a clearly sinister nature drenched the air of Hueco Mundo for miles in every direction. Here Takeyaha would feel most at home. Among the deserts of Hueco Mundo could Stefan's Hollow side truly thrive.
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