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Even during everything else, the Doctor had been observing Nozomi's transformation with interest. He had never seen anything quite like it before; in fact, the closest thing that he could think of in relation to it was his own depravity when compared to his cellular base, Kabuto Iramasha. However, hers was on a much deeper level, more like a demon. That was when the Doctor reached his final conclusion, a part of his mind still working on that infinitesimal puzzle on what exactly she was. Zia...michi… With Arrancar Hollow, Demon Iramasha, or Demon spirit… Seemingly closest to Demon Iramasha or Demon… Closest to Demon… Though the chance of Arrancar or Hollow is also high… Impossible to tell at this juncture. His mind determined, the same part of his mind noting the strange discharge of oil-like substance from her eyelids. Concentration of energy along the eyes…? It continued to think, even as the Doctor began to act.
The same part of his mind thought to itself about the nature of her observation of his Dust Element. Throughout the encounter, the true aim of her eyes had not left his body, no matter what was currently happening. If she's truly trying to read it… It concluded, the pattern of thought becoming complete. I hope she realizes that its nature is destroy everything near itself… He thought, knowing that even analyzing it would fail to work, as it was destroying any information about itself, specifically how it worked, in that it was so totally breaking down the elements it came into contact with as to leave nothing at all but dust behind, which is where the name came from; in addition to everything else that it came into contact with, making it very difficult for anyone to truly understand it until they experienced it with their own body and experienced the damages. The ebony eyes stared directly into his own pale yellow ones, as the Doctor for an instant pondered the quandary of mental conversation. She seemed to have the level of focus to maintain the conversation in addition to what was happening in the conflict; but the Doctor didn't feel like it was the right thing to do at this moment.
"Redirection…" He muttered back under his own breath, knowing full and well that his blade had been intended to split her open. What's her actual defense like, then…? What is her actual intention…? Does she fear…? Or does she wary…? He thought to himself, before he watched what was happening to Hebi, even as the snake continued to speak the Doctor's mind, even as it charged up the laser, releasing it. The Doctor had seen directly through her subliminal suggestion. At least, that was one of the two components that led to its total failure of effectiveness. The reason was two-fold; firstly, that the Doctor was a master of influence, meaning that he knew very well what was happening and how to stop it. The other was the nature of his mind, even if it had gotten past his notice. After all, it was his expertise, the mental manipulations of others. If she truly was able to feel her own mental prodding, she would feel an absolutely massive wall in her way, so complex that the problem wasn't that her mental prod was bounced back from force of resistance but from the sheer fact that it had no idea WHERE to begin looking. The male known as Doctor Kabuto Hebi had no recognizable mind by any standards; resulting in the inability for a mental attack of normal proportions designed for normal beings to work on him. He merely shut his mouth.. And found that it was actually effecting him. So she's inside... He thought to himself, as suddenly Mu took control, and allowed for his words to emit from the snake, which followed through with its laser., though he knew that would be promptly redirected as well, so he merely chose to shoot the laser high into the air, resulting in it spinning rapidly in circles on itself, becoming a dense ball of energy in the sky. So she can effect people through their willpower...? He thought to himself, realizing that he would not be able to keep proper eye contact with her. Yin and Mu... With me. He thought to himself, as the much more willful Yin and Mu enacted their desires with his, overpowering her if she attempted that precise action again, taking precautions now.
"…" He was completely silent as she said that the game wasn't over until there were no cards left. The Doctor now fully understood that she wanted him to be silent. She was like a child; she wanted the person she was interacting with to be quiet and for all the attention to be on her, for her. She wanted all of the attention; she wanted to be the star! Or she's honestly just very irritated of my inquisitive nature… Or she doesn't like me… Or she's had a very bad run in in the past with a snake that hissed into her ear for several hours… All as likely as the others… The thoughts roaring through his mind took less than an instant as he watched the space around him beginning to change. The eye contact that he had been curiously indulging finally was broken as he went to look away, completely unphased by it. Even if the energy did go into my stomach as this prod says that it wanted for it to be… How pointless that would have been. It simply would have roared through the dimensional space of Doctor Stomach, roaring through and not doing anything of importance… In addition, Hebi's mind is my own, so the snake is likewise as immune to this strange robe as mine is… I wonder if she's used to people being completely immune to an effort of hers? He continued to think to himself in one corner of his mind, observing her carefully.
"Garganta… Arrancar it is." He said simply, his eyes blinking up at the foot that was rapidly approaching him. Be careful to approach a snake on the ground, lest it bite you… He thought to himself, as instead a seal appeared on the ground , markings made out of the Doctor's own blood shooting out in each direction on the ground as her foot was inserted into his face… Or was it. The Doctor sprawled backwards, his body changing into a slither as Hebi pushed upwards, the snake up righting him as he looked at Nozomi. The Dust Release had made contact with her foot, ripping away the Onikagahi and peeling off the fabric of her shoes, completely erasing them and leaving only their bones. What force… He thought to himself, honestly surprised that she had not lost her entire foot. She didn't want me touching the ground… at all… He thought to himself, before suddenly the burst occurred. ...Ow… eh thought to himself as the layer of skin he had been preparing ripped off of him forceibly, the Dust Release firing as the former layer of Dust Release was kicked off, along with his old skin that burst away, the pieces of it flying in all directions. This lead to the Doctor's spontaneous and unfortunate lack of any clothing, but without a distorted Dust Field. Mun… He continued to think to himself, knowing that the spirit within him had acted once again in the interests that the Doctor could not be bothered to maintain, even at the cost of the Doctor's own senses of pain. The field was distorted. The reply came back to him, purely matter-of-fact.
I'm not sure if this is the wrong foot… or the exact right one… He thought to himself as he gripped the stone of the building that he had finally come to descend upon, his body unmarred by the stone. "I’m sorry, but snakes don't have feet… " He breathed out simply, righting himself as Hebi, his snake, pressed itself on the ground, leaving him in a meditative position, sitting on air from the strength of the snake. "And as for my deck being out of cards… Well… I'm sorry, but you've triggered my Trap Card… And it is a Continuous one." He spoke simply, as the seal that was on the ground suddenly reacted, as something emerged from the ground, completely upright. However, it wasn't any normal summon. What came out of it was another Selve, but this Selve was distinctly different. His hair was a spiral on top of his head, and he wore a very fancy version of the red cloak that the Doctor himself had been wearing earlier. Finally… The stranger's eyes were blood red, and around his body was the same Dust Release second skin that was around the Doctor's own body.
"…" The Doctor was silent as the new male leaped up into the air, his coat tails spiraling as the blood of all the slain creatures rose up into the air with him… or specifically, the energy that was in their blood, their reiatsu rising into the sky with him, forming into a bubbling mass of crimson, blood-like substance. The Selve had been in the dirt before the transference, right as the Doctor placed down the seal, emerging nearly instantly thereafter. However, if Nozomi looked, it would be revealed that the seal that the Doctor had used had not triggered in the slightest; it was still there. The reality was that Sange had appeared just like another Selve, actually appearing from behind the Quincy-Ziamichi. The blood within his hands was obviously being prepared for something.
Meanwhile, the Doctor himself had not been idle. His right arm gripped onto his Zanpaktou, feeling as the blade wrapped itself completely around his arm, like snake slithering up him. Meanwhile, his left arm was pulling out the scroll…. Even as it suddenly vanished, reappearing within the hands of Sange high into the air, who was holding it in his left hand. "And as a result… Special Summon!" He said softly, as at last the scroll opened wide, as a single coffin appeared in the air in a mass of smoke. As the coffin appeared, however, the coffin was split into pieces, wood flying everywhere and revealing the male within. Yako Grim… The Edotensei version of the Master Healer of K-World. The Doctor reflected to himself, even as his right arm was thrusting forwards towards Nozomi.
"Slither, Sunēkusunappu!" He called out, by obligation than anything else, as the blade left his hand, reappearing in less than an instant in front of Nozomi and slamming into her. However, this sword was rapidly moving, stabbing into her literally dozens of times in the same instant. That was because it was extracting and retracting at speeds approaching forty times the speed of sound, an immensely fast pace. However, the stab wasn't the only thing occurring. All around the space where the sword travelled, the ground was being decimated, the area where the attack went through to reach its target being decimated from the fact that the sword was spiraling to reach her, destroying everything but the seal on the ground. Finally, he brought back the sword one last time, looking directly at her. "Though I must say… It feels as if I've barely begun… To see the contents of yours." He told her simply, having concluded his long ranged assault. He wondered what she would do to this, an attack that would repeatedly experiment until it had hit her, that would through rapid experience learn the feeling of her energy, exactly what it was doing. It was true, not even the Doctor's eyes were physically fast enough to keep up with the blade, but his mind was strong enough to feel through the blade like an extra appendage, and as such he knew what was occurring directly to the blade itself, which would allow for him to adapt in that instant of attack.
"Now the question is… What kind of environment would a minute's worth of strikes create…?"
...This is… Bothersome… Very bothersome… Very.. .Very…
The Doctor thought to himself, his eye twitching as Hebi was stopped completely in its tracks. Doctor. He heard the male known as Yin speak within his mind, diverting a fraction of his mental attention to the male on the inside of his body. What is it, Yin. He asked simply. Nozomi. Her name is Nozomi. She violated my conscious… but in doing so bore her own. Yin explained to the Doctor, who took note of this. So she's willing to take a risk to reach her objectives if she becomes denied of something…? The little girl theorem's probability has risen by 20%... That part of his mind continued to think to itself.
Meanwhile, Sange was chilling out in the sky, holding the blob of Onikagahi infused blood up. "And so I tell her, 'That's right, your blood's mine, muwahaha' and you know what she does? She faints on me. I mean really." He explained to the EdoYako, who merely stood there, looking at him in a bored manner, not really knowing what he should be doing. The normal Yako was a very chaotic and sporadic individual, and therefore the approach that his Edo took was a more calm destructive method, relatively. It was still very, very crazy, but in comparison with the original was quite relaxed and calm. Even as Sange was speaking, however, the orb of blood in his hands flashed. [color=red]"Darn. A Negative… That's not the type I wanted at all…"[color=red]muttered to himself, even as the blood of the sphere in his hands vanished, leaving only the Onikagahi behind as EdoYako's eyes widened immensely, his hands reaching out as he threw open a scroll, throwing it completely over the light red sphere that had been remaining.
The Count's ability was truly in this; extracting nothing but the pure energy of something. That was why he never had to dirty his lips with actual blood unless he desired to, and why he had removed only the parts that he wanted from the Onikagahi, purifying it of the corruptive material before it was absorbed into the teleportation of the scroll, and transferred to the containment void for further study. The Count, on the other hand, was fully prepared now, his eyes glowing with a dark red power, pointing his hand down at the woman below. "Chaos: He-Mo…" His voice let out, even as events began to transpire on the ground below.
Meanwhile, the Doctor was busy thinking to himself about the woman's foot. The dust field penetrated through her horrid energy… And shredded her. Hmm. He thought to himself, that line of thinking beginning to formulate his next plan of action, before suddenly his thought processes realized that there was something going on outside that hadn't been expected, the sword having been caught. "Eyes… are of a legendary status…" Hem uttered simply, having completely deduced this fact. That alone was something that was far more valuable to him then what was going on currently; that her eyes, or the presence of her vision, was so intensely powerful..
He could feel as something strange was happening as well; it felt like the energy around him and his blade was attempting to… feed on it. It's… Oh. He thought to himself, before he literally watched as purple energy began to irradiate around from the blade, hovering in the air and remaining there, totally stagnant, the Onikagahi pushed away from it. The horrid energy… hmm… Name… The Victor III. He finally concluded, nodding to himself mentally to confirm it from then onwards. The Victor III tried to eat my energy that I was giving to the sword, or some facet relating to that bond… This triggered the Satanic Uniqueness… the property that determines that nothing of my energy can be ever assimilated into something else. He concluded, knowing the rule very well, knowing that for now Victor III would have to go hungry. The ability of a sword to expand and retract perhaps wasn't exactly the most complex ability in the world to understand; but what the Doctor was about to do with it perhaps would be a bit more… unexpected.
"Just one. Victor's Segunda rods. That's how I lost my first set of eyes. Went right through Detachment of the Physical World." He stated simply back to her, noting that she was seriously inquiring about his energy field. Has it interested her…? Like a moth to a light… curiosity has apparently been stirred. He concluded, not bothering to look up at her hand, even as something changed. Violently.
The sword, which had been somewhat passive, standing there for the few moments while the Doctor spoke, suddenly changed. It changed with such force that Sange and Edo Yako were forcefully pushed away, despite knowing that it was going to happen. They could only brace themselves as without warning the spirals on the blade grew absolutely MASSIVE. They were so large that they made the plateau itself look tiny; each stretching for hundreds of feet around, completely destroying the ground underneath them, breaking away the space where the Doctors body had been, knowing that the living wrappings of stone around his legs that were designed to maintain him while he fired the blade were broken into pieces, completely eradicated, the debris and strain getting devoured by his Dust barrier as the massive blade slammed into the both of them, as the Doctor began to lean back.
Summoning. He felt the engines firing in his brain as the seal on the ground in front of Nozomi began to react, even as the Doctor's body vanished. Earth… PASS! He thought to himself, violently, even as his body completely vanished from the spot, in the very same moment, reappearing in front of Nozomi, his back to her, as if he had been leaning back from before, as he fell into her from the front in that relaxed position, activating his most difficult to use in battle technique. This technique required for him to maintain total stillness for three seconds before it could be activated. From that point, he could instantly transmit himself anywhere touching earth instantaneously, which was the same technique that Sange had used to arrive on the scene earlier. The blade, which had been detached from him, suddenly warped as well. In reality, the true purpose for the seal on the ground became revealed. It was the seal for the blade that he had been using to return to the fang that he had placed on his arm, teleporting it back onto his arm, the blade's position totally reversing symmetrically.
The end result was that the Doctor had absolutely no where to go but directly backwards, the Dust field in his body moving directly onto Nozomi.
The voice above him called out smoothly as the Doctor performed Earth Pass, all in the same instant as a field of red appeared around the Doctor and Nozomi, though the only one it would effect would be the one without the being known as Count Vladimir Sange in their body. Instantly, the Onikagahi that came into contact with the expanding cloud began to rapidly weaken; the energy restoring abilities of everything within it were cut by fifty percent. The hold on their reiatsu or other energy was dropped to 60%, as the Chaos Energy that it had produced within the cloud began to grow a very bright red. The teleportation or instant movement of Nozomi was disabled by the Affliction of Chaos energy that had come into contact with herself and the space around her, leaving her to the falling back of the Doctor with a much more difficult set of circumstances on her hands.
"Yako." The voice said simply, as the male smiled widely, his eyes widening as he threw both hands into the air, releasing the scroll as a scythe of shadow began to form. "A-HA-HA-HA-HA!" The boy laughed, even as his body began to become covered in a red cloak, the hood of which stood out on the top of his head, his mouth turning into a great smile, totally toothless!
Now, as for the good Doctor. He could feel his body freezing through time, Chaos Warp initializing as time once again slowed down around himself, his right hand reaching up and placing itself in front of Nozomi's face, the Dust Release tearing away at her Onikagahi.Reiatsu Scalpels initiated. He thought to himself, as a purple blade emanated from his hand, the aura of which glowed darkly, as he fell back, aiming to rest immediately into her face as his hand slid, the Dust Release pushing away the Onikagahi and the blade stabbing directly into the eyes of her face. If it came into contact with it, three things would occur. First, the muscle tendons would be cut; the physical sight of her eyes would be removed, and her entire face would go through an extraordinary amount of pain, the muscles ceasing to function properly as they were. The protein connections within the muscles would be cut, which would take a very fine amount of control to properly replace or restore. The second part were nerve endings; which were what created the bulk of the pain if it were inflicted. The nerves around the eyes are especially sensitive, and the Doctor knew that these would cause a great amount of pain. He was careful, however, to not reach for her brain; he didn't want to mess with that, not in the slightest.
The nerves would be set into overdrive by the Doctor's impact with them if he touched them, sending the highest grade of pain to the pain as the Doctor had determined, through the intensity of the Reiatsu Scalpels. Finally, he was ready for the Onikagahi or similar spiritual energy that would doubtless be running through her body as a result of her Ziamichi. The Reiatsu Scalpels would cut through pure energy, severing everything spiritual and physical that lacked a definite physical state, cutting through energy the same manner that the Dust Release did. This was by no coincidence; while Mu had been the provider of the original Dust Release, the Doctor's enhancement used it within his Reiatsu Scalpels and used the nature of the Reiatsu Scalpels back within it, which is what enabled it to cut as fluidly as it did energy that it came into contact with. Overall, if this hand came into contact with Nozomi, it would be quite problematic for that area, and that was the Doctor's main goal.
The sheer complexity of the Doctor's action in this state was simple to summarize. The Doctor had vanished, and in a single instant, a cloud appeared around Nozomi's body, red in color that cut every part of her stats. The Doctor was directly in front of her as opposed to a bit away from her body, and his hand was pressed up against her face, the Dust Release all over his body tearing all over her body, his own corpus being pushed into her by the impact of the massive shockwave produced by the blade in front of him, keeping the impact from slamming into her, as the energy around them kept her from instantly moving away from the spot. All in all, it was a risky state of affairs. The Doctor himself, after it had been initiated, had no ability to control his actions once it had been started; there simply wasn't any time for it to occur. There wasn't a mortal action he himself could do to change what was happening. His back was totally exposed to his enemy, completely and utterly, and he could not move a single centimeter by his own will from showing his back to her.
And that was exactly what made this attack work, as his body was blown into the space where she was standing, his body reeling as he rolled out, his feet landing on micro-sized plates of reiatsu within his Dust Release barrier, his body straightening itself as he looked at her. "Your forest friends… I could hear their voices… That was their message to you, Dimensional Princess… Dimi-Prin." He told her simply, his body beginning to straighten itself out, his neck cracking. The reason… He thought to himself, reflecting why he had aimed at taking her sight. Such a boon… What will she act like without it… To be denied something…? He had wondered, thinking back to how her mental probe had been, which was the entire reason for his attack occurring for the way it had. "The game gets ever so more interesting… But if you aren't going to bring in any more pieces, Dimi-Prin, then I suppose I must." He stated to her, his mouth beginning to pant, slightly, as a force appeared in the air. Sange was holding another scroll, having summoned it.
"For this occasion… Come. Undertaker." The male intoned the name of the one who would be summoned, as another puff of smoke appeared in the sky high above them, revealing yet another Selve. This one's right hand was pressed up against his mouth, his eyes hidden beneath the hood of his black cloak, a giggle emerging from his lips. [color:3b51=dark red]"Oh, Doctor-kun… Why'd you summon me out here~? He, hehehe… Am I supposed to play with the happy girl down there~?" He asked, looking down at Nozomi below, though his eyes still could not be seen. ...Well. Not exactly. The Doctor reflected to himself, keeping his thoughts to himself. However, it would be interesting to notice that Edo Yako was no longer present in the sky. His body had totally vanished, and it could no longer be seen. It was just as interesting, what pieces of the Doctors were vanishing, as were appearing.
"So… I believe it is time for you to show your card… And I must return your question. Has your horrid energy…" He asked her, gesturing to the field all around his body, having hoped that his Dust Release wouldn't be compromised as before. "Has it ever been wholly, completely overcome? Has it been trumped within your home battlefield, with such superb area control…?" He inquired of her, his mouth calming down, as the energy transferred through Undertaker in the area was being sent back to him. After all… Undertaker was the principal constructor of the Edotensei, which had been formed through Dragon Doctor State. That link allowed for him to have similar sensibilities to the Doctor's, even as the Undertaker looked down below. [color:3b51=dark red]"Hoo…~ Should I take out the Grim Record, Hmm-mm?" He asked simply, leaving the question hanging in the air, as the Doctor prepared all of his facilities mentally for the next assault...
..It is… Bothersome… Very bothersome… Still… Still…
A part of the Doctor's mind was still muttering to him, a part that he absolutely could not get to silence itself. Chuckle… Because of my discovery… Or the Count…? Could not be the Count… Must be a reaction to… The part of his mind let itself off, as he saw the expression on her face change, her entire body interrupted. A massive torrent of information… Prepare the Body Split. He thought mentally to himself, as Hebi began to stir. As he watched his Artificial Zanpaktou begin to crack, his eyes narrowed, in utter disappointment … He didn't know what to think about this, other than the fact that his energy was being completely and utterly caged. However, it was of no consequence, even as he performed Chaos Warp.
However, as his hand began to move towards her, he saw the smirk on her face beginning to grow.. Confidence. Faith in the self. Lack of doubt… The greatest strength. He thought to himself in that instant, seeing the expression on her face change. ...Affliction… Complete success. The voice within the Doctor's mind communicated instantly, and he knew it to be true. She had dispersed it; but it had touched her. The Chaos Energy having enacted the status already. It was a status changer, not an assault. However, the Doctor knew that more likely than not it wouldn't have any special help. The thing which had his most attention for him to note was his energy, sitting there, surrounded by the Onikagahi. As the molten pain pierced his side, he suddenly felt Mu's rage echoing through his body. NOT… NOT…! The male simply repeated over and over again, when suddenly something strange had occurred.
Nozomi's hand was stopped dead in its tracks. A massive snake's head, the white snake that was the penchant of the Doctor's existence, was gripped onto the hand. However, it was not what Mu had been expecting. The speck of the Doctor's blade… had been changed. It was a single snake, shooting up Nozomi's arm and biting down into the nerves of her wrist, paralyzing her hand as the blade in the Doctor's arm shot forwards, the second ability to the Reiatsu Scalpel becoming revealed as it extended, reaching all the way up to her face as he felt the arm go completely rigid. This was his energy, not the Doctor himself physically moving. Her force, the Onikagahi had still shot directly at his arm, and it had hit the nerve cluster through the outside of his body. However, the Dragon Doctor state was no normal body; its improved capabilities held, the nerves undergoing the shock, but the Reiatsu Scalpel nevertheless extending, attempting to brush through her face, causing the effect that the Doctor had been planning all along.
DOCTOR!! Mu roared within his mind, his eyes looking directly at her hand. However, even as this occurred, something extraordinarily strange occurred. The Doctor's body… vanished. It cycled, suddenly becoming two as the two halves split themselves, Hebi's mouth pouring out body mass as the two halves were rapidly separated by the force of it hurling the other mass, as the two Doctors went around Nozomi, before Hebi's mouth rejoined itself , being consuming again itself back inside of it, the Doctor's body ending up behind her as she clawed into empty space. Ow...Ow…...AH...GUH… He could only process the pain mentally, the pain of moving this long in chaos warp, as he reconnected with his other self, having realized that the Dust Release was being reduced, as suddenly it was dispersed from around his body. I am ashamed… The voice came simply through his greatly in pain mind, which most of the time was so strong against this type of assault. It showed just how much strain the Doctor was putting on himself to move like this, his body freezing in a rigid position as he looked directly at her, watching as she drew that bow out, his eyes changing to an expression of wonder, the pain so great that the veins in his skull bulging, just to get a single view of this, to show his appreciation. TO him, it was more than worth it.
The arrow was released, and the Doctor could merely feel as the presence of it was pressed up directly against his body. ….ow.
The thought was the only one that went through his mind as his body was physically grabbed, feeling as his entire left leg was hit by the arrow, completely blown off, his waist following, the blood spraying as he was DRAGGED into Hebi from this strange position… and shot right out the snake's mouth on the other side. His body was completely different as he reemerged, his body covered in white as he hung there, for only a moment, feeling a massive amount of pain rippling through his body. ...Mu… It's time for me to go… He thought simply, his eyes closing, as his body began to radiate a purple energy..
Before it completely and utterly changed. Hebi vanished, and in the snake's place appeared a simple black scythe. The Doctor's body reforged itself, the glowing light supporting his transformation into an upright standing male, as a hand reached up, pushing up his glasses, the gray hair the same… but all the scales gone from his body. 'Combat Mode… Stein State." He muttered to himself, pointless, though it merely felt right to the Doctor. The massive bolt that appeared going through his skull shined in the dim light… even as he realized that he was floating out into the abyss. ...hmm. He thought simply to himself, knowing that he had no fear of his bolt being moved.
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The Count's gaze was watching the girl very carefully, his smile most likely irritating in its smugness. "Dust Release… Its time is nearly up, form overuse. However, let me tell you something." He told her simply, looking directly at her, as the Onikagahi consumed completely around his body, his eyes still looking at her. "Your hubris is your downfall. Other things… can change." He stated simply… as without warning, the arrow was stopped dead in its tracks. It was utterly and completely consumed, the Onikagahi around Sange and the new Selve being completely eaten awa, wiped away, destroyed and obliterated, as the fields around them grew intense for a moment, before dissipating, the arrow completely vanished, leaving only Sange and the Undertaker standing there.
"When one plus one plus one equals three… Two plus two plus two equals six. Hmm." He stated simply, as he looked at Nozomi, his body vanishing as he desended into a pool of red energy, his body completely vanished as his body became nothing but blood… which the underatker then he opened his mouth wide towards the liquid, as it all poured into him. [color:7748=dark red]"Hehe! Count-kun… You've gained weight~!" He exclaimed simply, before looking back over to Nozomi. What exactly had happened? Well… The Dust Release had changed. While normally it had no need to, the fact of the matter was that Dust Release was a combination of the projection of Fire, Earth, and Air from one's self in a unique way, producing the immensely destructive Dust Release. Now, the fact of the matter was, because this was the way it was established, just like the output of intensity of the elements could be determined, the output of the intensity of the Dust Release could be enhanced, changed. This was what caused it to become different, something that the Onikagahi had not had to deal with. At the same time, it was not something that Mu had ever done before, as there had never been a need. Now, however, the Doctor had opted to use the remaining reserves of Dust Release into massive burst of energy, seeing that as the honest best use of the substance, something that would be impossible to understand if there was not the understanding of how it was made, just now how it destroyed.
"Oh, we're HERE!" "Oh, we're HERE!"
Voices suddenly echoed out from around Nozomi, as scythes appeared on either side of her body. One of the scythes was pressed against the back of her neck, and the other at the front of her throat. As this occurred, it became revealed that Nozozi now had Yako at her direct back, with the Doctor in his Stein State, which she may have observed earlier, directly in front of her. Both of the gentlemen had scythes; however, the Doctor's had a silver blade while Yako's was compromised totally of shadows. Now, as for how they had gotten there. Well, Stein State, being the Doctor's pure-combat form, which gave up all the other benefits of his body for the simple ability to endure combat of the highest level, had appeared in front of her in a flash not unlike that of Shunpo, simply from the raw speed that he had exerted. In addition, Yako had used the massive shadow created by that massive arrow of light to skip right behind to Nozomi's back, finding it right there.
In an instant, the blades were flying. The Doctor and Yako's bodies both became fueled with their maximum level of energy, their movements each of that insanely high speed that was reserved for hand to hand combat, travelling in such a manner that caged her between them, their blades moving at an insanely fast rate. The Doctor's scythe would be nearly impossible to break, unless Nozomi wanted to destroy the entirety of the island in the space they had created remaining. This blade was the strongest that the Doctor could use; it was Hebi, with the durability granted from the force of the Doctor's own soul, his existence. Yako, on the other hand, was attacking with his shadow scythes, dual-wielding them as he slashed. If anything occurred to the scythe, such as her touching them or them being altered in any way, he would instantly grab a new one from the shadows, rapidly switching it up as the Doctor and Yako slashed at her, the Doctor producing a total of 360 strikes and Yako performing 120 as they slashed at the woman, attempting to further pin her into a corner.
However, after this, Yako fell back into the shadows once again, his body completely vanishing, leaving only the Doctor looking at Nozomi. "This basic combat… Would it be that you are proficient in this as well…" He asked her simply, knowing that each one of his strikes had been aimed exactly at the rendering of her bow, attempting to hack it into pieces before travelling along her body, attempting to slice her into tiny pieces. Hebi would slip right through her fingers if she obtained a grip on the scythe, continuing through its path as if there was nothing in its path. It was one slippery snake.
"Sanity…" He stated simply, bringing the scythe back as he began to smile, his smile becoming cracked for a single moment, as Hebi rapidly changed, becoming a massive blue scythe constructed completely of stiches. "Heh… Hunter!" He let out, as suddenly the blade was behind Nozomi. It had moved at the speed of Shunpo, cutting through her, the massive attack that was transmitted far into the distance, rendering everything it came into contact with using the Doctor's energy, even as sparks of lightning kicked up all over his body. "Ahahaha… I'm most… Sorry… Ahaa…" He let out, the sparks barely appearing on him after a moment. That was the current of Spirit Shock that the Doctor was transmitting through his body, the same kind that had barred the entry of the Onikagahi earlier… But now it was running through the Doctor's body. In addition, it was what the scythe he had just struck with had been compromised of, and all the abilities of Spirit Shock were ingrained within it.
If it struck, Nozomi's powerbase would literally come under attack. Xaser within her would go under a massive amount of pain as his own energy source was rendered, in addition to the space where the blast had passed through going completely dark reishi and Onikgahi wise, the energy wiped away as if cleaned by soap, the energy that had been unable to be eaten by it earlier forcing the Onikagahi away at a rapid pace. The Doctor's face looked up at Nozomi after this strike, his facial muscles completely relaxed, completely unlike they had been at all earlier, during any time in the fight. This Doctor was much more dangerous; but at the same time appeared to be even less so serious, as his mouth opened once more, his voice seeming almost… sadistic.
"Aheehaha…. I'm upset… You never answered my question…"
Yes, Sange. He is absolutely unnatural, completely irregular. I'm not sure what's doing it, but there's something that's involved with that hollow hers. It's not like anything else… I have ever studied.. The Doctor replied tentatively to the male inside of his mind, who was rather pissed off now. Forgive her, Sange. She has a heart and pride, just like yourself. Let it go. The Doctor told Sange flatly, feeling him beginning to stop. It's useless. It's all just data .Allow me to observe it. Right now I need your strategy, not your wounded pride. He told the gray-haired personality within his mind bluntly, feeling the male within him sigh in disappointment.
This hurts… He thought simply as he had travelled towards Nozomi, his right hand having grabbed the arrow, Spirit Shock having rippled through his body as he pulled on it, the solid arrow yielding to the intensely hard nature of his body, so hard that all but the strongest attacks could scarcely harm it, and as he yanked it out as his body flew, it was vanished, falling into a pocket transmitter for evidence in the Doctor's lab jacket, vanishing completely, leaving behind a scratch on his leg. It hurt incredibly, however, and the Doctor's body rapidly figured out why, as it rounded up the Onikagahi around the wound. After all, it had nowhere to go in the Spirit Shocking body, the substance that denied energy rapidly forming around it as the Doctor's own Satanically Unique energy wrapped around it, making it unable to move or escape as it was moved to Doctor stomach, placed into a similar dimensional pocket as the arrow had been, removing the evidence… and placing it somewhere else for further study.
As he appeared in front of Nozomi, he was slightly surprised. Fast… He thought simply as an explosion appeared around Edotensei Yako's body, the male not even flinching as the lazy trap shot at him, chains shooting out around his body in the light from the shadows of within the fabric of his own cloak, catching the arrows and throwing them off from his body, his body being flung away by the force into the wreckage below. ...Does she want me her all to herself now…? For… What… He wondered simply to himself, as his mind reported the fact that Undertaker was physically stable. Very badly shaken at the loss of his hood and most of his cloak, but otherwise ok. It was a good thing that the Undertaker knew Chaos Warp as well, which had allowed for him to take a tumble away from the massively fast arrow, leaving only the back of his cloak massively rent, something that had greatly troubled the sporadic Undertaker. Yako, on the other hand, merely felt his body being absorbed into the shadows fo the building, hiding within it. If Edo Yako was able to appreciate it, he would notice the massive difference in what had occurred. Not a single one of the arrows had been able to pierce his cloak , completely captured by the chains. This was due to the release that Yako had performed, which granted his speed a multiplier of 1.5, on top of his durability, not to mention the general skills that he had had increase. Just like the one that was gradually occurring.
Awa y from Edo Yako's body… another person appeared. Literally, another person. He was Edo Yako. He was literally Edo Yako. There were two of them there, within the shadow. One had all of the Combat skill, and the other had all of the Healing. However, one thing that remained the same was their scythe ability. That was what was shared between the two of them, as they slowly smiled at one another, two more figures appearing out o the shadows. Two mediumly powerful beings, mid vice-captain class in nature, coming out of the shadows, elementals that were under control of this strange reaper. "…" Both Yako's were totally silent as the shadows around them began to twitch and move around, knowing that the Onikagahi was looking for them. However… Shadow was not a thing that could be accessed by an existent form. Only by making one's being an absence of light, of becoming the shadow, could something enter it. And that… was not a normal condition.
Meanwhile, the Doctor was trying to get the cut of Nozomi's jib before he was suddenly stopped. Interesting… The Doctor thought to himself, the smile on his face growing as she let out a huff, before looking at him. INTERESTING…! He continued to think, his eyes totally open as he stared at her, feeling his body becoming prepared. In this brief time, he could feel her energy, feel the Onikagahi around his body. A deadly weapon that requires attention of others to advance…… he thought simply as she took a drink of her Red Bull, his head tilting to the side. "...Which came first… the Snake or the Snake's egg." He asked her simply, Hebi's body… just outside of her grip. This was from the slipping-away property that was mentioned early; Hebi would not allow itself to be held without slipping. The Doctor's attention, however, was partly on the can she had summoned, and partly on how best to react to what it was that she could do next. "Certainly." He told her in reply as his tongue lashed out, grabbing around the can and gripping it, holding it up into the air as she walked inside of his guard.
However, by the time that she was there, his elbow was already moving into position. He wasn't worrying about the scythe… after all, Hebi was positioning itself where it needed tog o. This allowed for the Doctor to focus completely on returning to his normal position, which is what he was doing as he observed her stance. Muay… Thai… He reflected to himself as he watched her, noticing her insanely fast speed. She's going to hit me… He thought simply, even as his other hand came in, moving towards blocking the attack she was performing, his arm literally lighting on fire as it had moved at the speed required to block it. However, it wasn't the only thing alight, as suddenly the elbow created a very small CLANG noise, pressing up against Hebi. The Doctor could feel the impact of the blow through his snake, and would have been thankful that his organs were completely unnatural if he cared about his own status.
It was true enough that the Doctor himself could never have used his weapon properly. But it was also true that the Doctor wasn't the only one using the weapon. Hebi, the weapon itself, had pressed itself at speed, combined with the Doctor's backwards momentum, fusing to get the scythe where it belonged, the scythe spinning around as it intercepted her foot, feeling the impact once again. However, at the same time, if Nozomi's defenses were not hardened, she would feel like her entire body was rocked by the force of a truck slamming into her, or a similarly intense sensation. Finally, she performed a double palmed attack on his chest. He felt as her hands smashed against his torso, feeling as a great bruise appeared on the space, wincing. Pain… Great pain. He thought to himself… even as she was suddenly and violently blown away from him, knocked back, as arcs of lightning shot off of his chest, his eyes looking right at her, her body repelled from his as if a massive barrier had appeared. "Get some back." He told her simply in return, as he spat into the cat, before tossing it back at her with his tongue, his body already moving. Within the can was the Onikagahi that had been in the arrow that had hit him earlier, moved into his mouth and spat back into the can, as he began to perform his own assault.
His left hand shot after her after she had been knocked back, his hand sparking with Spirit Shock as the material would smash through the Onikagahi, obliterating it like soap and slamming into her body, attacking Xaser himself. Being a Quincy, she was less susceptible to the attack as long as she used the reiatsu of the air around her, but the powerbase that was a Ziamichi would be a hindrance against this attack. Immediately after, his body shot forwards, his left hand firing like a shotgun while his right flitted around like a hummingbird, deflecting any physical attacks that were returned as he fired off twelve punches at her. First his fist flashed towards her torso, followed by the left side of her stomach, then in both elbows, then again in her torso, the base of her neck, the base of her stomach, and then with very precise attacks all around her vital organs, aiming for the heart, lungs, stomach, and major arteries.
"It's taking everything I have not to end the game… You know…!" He told her simply, his mouth moving at that same speed, depending on her intense senses to pick up his statements, as he took a step back. A massive amount of Spirit Shock collected in his hand, before he launched it forwards, releasing a massive amount of energy, sweat dripping from his body as his cloak was blown completely away from the force, a great cross of pure lightning-like energy emitting from it as he attempted to impale her torso with it at full force.
The voice of the male chanted to itself, repeatedly, his accelerated, intensely fast mental processes finally beginning to reach their brinks. Hebi was being cracked, cracks running along its edges. The Doctor knew, truly, it was nothing to worry about, as the skin would shed from Hebi's body, leaving the blade totally like new, unaffected by any mark or blemish. However, each of her blows were strong enough to attempt at completely eliminating his existence, their movements made in such very violent force. ...The difference…? The difference… The Differ..ence…[/I His mind kept repeating to him, his mouth no longer even attempting breath, his gaze intense, almost… disturbed.
At last, her entire body became cleansed… her body acted in on that infallible pride. [i]...Time for the last experiment… The thought raced through his like a bolt of lightning, as without warning around her body emerged thirteen discs. They simply warped into existence; they had not been there before. Each and every one shot for her central nervous systems, aiming o cleave her spinal cord, her shoulders, the base of her spine, her neck, her skull, her vitals, the backs of her knees… None of them were exempt from the assault that had been predicted long ago; several minutes having passed since their original appearance, leading to the attack that now coursed directly appearing into her body, attempting to sever her body's composition and break it down, ripping it to pieces and violently exploding against her soft flesh.
Meanwhile, the Doctor felt himself being pressed against by her array of tidal force. He merely stared at the force before him, feeling it slam into him. However, there was a flaw. The tsunami wasn't flowing over him. At last, it had stopped in its tracks. "…" His voice was silent as from his body an absolute torrent of power overflowed, slamming into the Onikagahi as it was subdued, and even pressed backwards, completely shoved away from his body from the torrent of raw force, his mouth opening wide and his mouth beginning to laugh as the Quincy attempted to tear away at his very self, stitches rapidly pouring across everything her energy touched, reconstructing it instantly, even faster than she would be able to process, the entirety of it becoming restored as rapidly as she was attempting to annihilate it. There was something amiss. He wasn't laughing. That calculating look was no longer on his face.
"Heee…." He merely breathed out in response to her, his eyes in her direction, but in no way looking at her. "...I tried… so hard…" He stated simply, as tears began to course down from his eyelids, his eyes beginning to slowly tick upwards, his mouth becoming a smile… strained. "Tried so hard.. To see you properly…" He continued simply, the pair of them arriving in space, the massive meteor before them, his eyes not even looking at her. "But… I fear… Because you are forcing me to take the whole of my power…! And I can't see while myself is truly being used… I can't observe…! I can't… be… ME…! And in that state, I wouldn’t care about the game, wouldn’t care! Wouldn’t care! Can't care! Lose all point! More than anything, I fear being driven to that point! And I'm scared! I'm frightened! I'm absolutely terrified!" He told her, as his spinal column rapidly straightened, his eyes looking straight up into the endless sky as… energy began to flow from them, forming two large slanted pillars from his eye sockets, pure power irradiating from them, truly hiding his vision from the world. Slowly, inexorably, he turned his head to face the comet.
"Am I a good man?" "Am I a mad man?"
He asked simply, as without warning his entire body began to twitch, his mouth tearing open wide in a feral scream. As he did so, something simply became palpable to him… And that was nothing less than the Onikagahi around him. The energy source of the insane being, this Nozomi, who completely bound herself mentally, completely insane. It was intoxicating to the man who could use it as an energy source, feeling it pour into him, converted by being in his presence. Onikagahi was becoming another type of eneryg, and the Doctor's body was absorbing it, as it gained the traits of his own body, that Satanic Uniqueness.
He merely stared at the comet approaching him, his mouth tearing open wide as Hebi was discarded, vanishing in a puff of smoke as Nozomi was devoured by the comet. Indeed, this was not the Doctor himself allowing for ultimate anything. This was quite simply his distaste for what he was being forced to do, the end result of the conditions he was facing. "KYA HA! KYAHA! KYAHAHAHA!!!" He screeched, and suddenly, Nozomi would feel something. Her focus and mental deduction, her strongest traits, would feel… something assaulting her. However, this wasn't something that she could… act against. It was a feeling, nothing more. However, it was a feeling that was weighing down on her entire body, rapidly attempting to gain entry. It was a feeling that was intensifying only because it could feel what a strong should she was, and was pressing at her mental functions at a rate that would completely shatter any normal being. As it was, Nozomi would be driven from most likely screaming to becoming a stuttering Madman, the Madness wavelength passing through the Doctor's noise and pressing against her soul as hard as it could .
His arms opened wide, facing the comet as from his body, the Madness Energy began to leave him. It slammed into the comet, and began to exude as it suddenly and violently exploded. As the comet pressed into him, its circumference was destroyed, annihilated, a hole appearing through it that began to get dramatically bigger. The Doctor's body began to flash, his entire body flashing all about as the massive energy stayed around his body, the explosive force deafening to the air around it, the force of sound making the very light bend. The Doctor's body was moving. IT was moving so fast that if he had thoughts, the Doctor would never have been able to keep up. The area of Madness Energy was coursing through its body as its lammed into everything around it, destroying the meteor rapidly, breaking it down and destroying the entirety of it with nothing but pure explosive force through Madness Energy, hs body travelling across the entirety of it and reducing it into little more than scrap as the Doctor reappeared, his body standing over Nozomi, holding up both hands.
Static electricity was flowing off of his body in waves, slamming through the Onikagahi as the massive force of it, the Doctor's inhibitors finally removed, would impose themselves on her from all sides, attempting to completely devour her. The full force of this likely would eat through all of her Onikagahi, and begin to make it obvious that this most certainly would be fatal. No energy around her could get to her; there was only her body's own energy. However, there was a problem. Her own being was causing her energy to act against her as well, the energy joining the Madness Energy as it infected the Spirit Shock, breaking down her Onkiagahi and forcing it to slam down upon her, and if it touched her beginning to eradicate Xaser from within her body. This oppressive force was so great, and yet even through it all the being that was the Doctor reached through the explosions, his own body apparently reduced to nothing but stitches made out of the energy that held together his entire frame, as it had been destroyed due to the massive levels of destruction, as at last he poked his finger against her forehead… and all the madness stopped. The terrific roaring assault against her soul, both physically and mentally, not to mention spiritually, suddenly stopped.
The Doctor's form looked at her plainly, his expression one of grief. Plain and simple grief. The third eye that had appeared on his face began to disappear as his body dissolved, the stitches vanishing as his form began to dissolve, his mouth opening. "...I'm sorry I wasn't satisfied enough to show you my entire hand…. " He stated simply, tears running down his face from passion unfulfilled. At last, his body crumbled, and the Doctor Kabuto Hebi became not but dust.
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Meanwhile, the Undertaker and Yako could feel the change that had occurred, and were discussing amongst themselves. They were waiting for Nozomi to come back; and most importantly, to find out what had happened to the snake. If it hadn't gone well, then Undertaker was going ot have to do some work. If things had gone alright, then they would simply be able to witness the results of the Doctor's attempt, the last part of his research; the results of Nozomi feeling a force that would attempt to make her actually try, to see the results of the actual being that was her changed, instead of that stoic, unyielding, frustrating constancy of Onikagahi and bow that was all that the Doctor had been able to witness when he had left her completely unstressed. That was the reason for the assault, and now they would see if it had yielded any results whatsoever…