ENTER THE DEPTHS
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The giantess found it a little odd that a phrase was being said, but she wouldn't judge. A lot of people needed to be dramatic before they could access their powers, before they could reveal their true strength and to decimate their foes. Nemesis just personally found it a little silly that you would have to leave yourself so open during your 'awakening', someone fast enough could snuff your life out before you could even finish your phrase. Even if that was a possibility, it didn't mean Nemesis would do it. She wanted to see just how strong and powerful this girl could become, to see the limits of her might.
Soon enough, Nemesis understood far more about the girl just from this awakening. A seal, something to inhibit one's true self. Ritsuko was deemed too powerful by something in the past and had her power sealed away, but it could be broken in order for her to access that power. To ensure her own survival, though the question was who sealed it, and why? Then again, that wasn't very important in the current situation, just food for thought from the fighter's assumptions. She could be entirely wrong with what it was... but past experiences made her believe otherwise.
She remained still for the entire transformation, for the glowing orange lights, for her body to just shift and morph from the surge of power. For everything to change about her. She certainly felt different, there was more power seeping off from her form, enough for Nemesis to rate her above normal soldiers and infantry. This was someone seeking to strengthen themselves and rise above the need for rankings, and their first steps was through this odd 'solar' energy that she drew from. The demon's eyebrow cocked at the sight of a spellbook being brandished, the tome flipped open as pages began to flutter as they were turned quickly, a certain spell or ability being searched for-
It seemed like she didn't have it memorized. A devilish grin appeared upon the Bloody Barbie's lips as she already created her own win condition. It wouldn't be to dismember her, or incapacitate. It would be to remove the book from her and see what her next action could be, if she was capable of fighting without it, if that book was her very lifeline or simply a tool? Flames began to erupt forth from the center of the woman's form, energy shooting forth around her in a violent shock wave as Nemesis was already annoyed at this... these were the woods, trees and flammable materials all about. She didn't want such a beautiful place to become tarnished, so she acted rather quickly.
A foot slammed against the ground, a faint tremor felt from the force as she launched herself forwards at a fairly frightening pace. She wasn't fast, but she could use her strength to fix that, by shoving herself off at a powerful speed not towards Ritsuko, but towards her axe. The only issue was the shock wave of fire heading towards her, but that was an easy fix. Upon colliding with the blow, her body flashed a deep, dark red as it seemingly did nothing. The knockback effect cancelled out by sheer will, though the damage remained. Burns upon her form visible, but not enogh to deter her as sh slammed a foot against the ground to skid to a stop, kicking up quite a bit of dirt and earth. She grasped the blade of her axe tightly and ripped it free from the tree it was attached too, splintering the trunk and tearing a nice chunk of wood free as she could commit to her next action.
The axe was brought right above her head as fingers began to twirl the weapon violently, letting it spin and spin until it looked closer to a helicopter blade than a battleaxe. As only a few faint moments passed, a powerful gust of wind began to pull Ritsuko closer to her, tearing her free from her spot with all of Nemesis' might as this 'gust' was truly just a vacuum. Her blade was being spun enough that a vortex of wind formed above her head, sucking in everything from loose shrubbery to every bit of flame from the shock wave, letting it change this small tornado into one of flames. Unless Ritsuko had a way to challenge her sheer strength, her body would be flown towards her as Nemesis went to strike almost instantly once she entered her range.
Using Whirling Vortex meant she could yank objects, people, and even ranged abilities towards her, and if something living came into her range, it allowed her to combo into another ability at a moment's notice. Eye of the Vortex, and it was being launched at full force towards the girl. The speed she moved at was blinding despite her build, t he force following the blade easily enough to tear through flesh and bone without an issue, but that wasn't her target. It was the spellbook that she sported, wanting to either cleave it in half, or hit it with the blunt side of her axe to knock it free from her grasp. The latter option was heavily preferred, but this attack had a second nature. To see if she was resistant towards her own affinity.
With this strike being launched, all of the flames gathered in the vortex was left to violently slam down into Ritsuko's body, if she was even pulled at all. It still had all the same strength that she had launched it originally with, followed along with just a powerful blast of wind point-blank that would cause any normal person to stumble and falter.
And regarding the blinding light... Nemesis would take it if it was still used. Her eyes would be allowed to burn, her vision a giant blur, but for this ability, she didn't need to see. She just needed her to get close enough for the swing.