HexxJo: Hmm... some interesting points. Anyway, the fighters are all prepped and ready to go. We're using the same oversized ring from the last fight.
DragoonT: That might put some of the fighters at a disadvantage. The more acrobatic fighters won't have much terrain to work with.
HexxJo: Not enough to make a difference in my opinion. Anyway, the competitors seem to be finished warming up and are entering the ring.
DragoonT: And there's the bell! As expected, Utena and Jubei quickly find each other and ready their swords.
HexxJo: Yow! San just lept towards Joe, dagger in hand! Luckily he was on guard or that would have been one nasty scene.
DragoonT: Which leaves us with Ranma and Tamahome. Maybe its just me, but those two seem to have been seperated at birth.
HexxJo: Well... if you squint really hard...
DragoonT: *sighs* Jubei and Utena are still going at it. Jubei is obviously the aggressor, striking furiously and keeping Utena on the defensive.
HexxJo: And San is starting to back Joe into one of the corners of the ring. He's yet to get a hit in on her, whereas I can see many gashes in his costume.
DragoonT: And San is going in for the... No! Joe just lept over her with a smirk and is gliding towards the center of the ring...
HexxJo: ...where he lands and... perches on Ranma's head. Ranma doesn't seem to notice it though. Never was the bright one, was he?
DragoonT: But he did land a nice hit on Tamahome as he was distracted by the situation. Neither Tamahome nor Miaka are very happy with that.
HexxJo: Oww... and Ranma drops to the ground as Joe uses his head to puff off back into the air. He's heading back towards San.
DragoonT: And Joe takes the airborne opportinity to throw some feather shriuken at San. Ouch... landing one in her shoulder one in her foot.
HexxJo: Jubei is still dominating the fight... wait. He's stopped attacking. Utena's starting to glow...
DragoonT: Is it Dios? The Absoulte Destiny Apocalypse? Chu Chu?
HexxJo: Jubei didn't take the time to find out and swiftly kicked Utena in the stomach. Utena looks like she's down for the count.
DragoonT: And now Joe's returned to the ground and is rushing in at San. He doesn't seem to care that in close San has a nice advantage with the knife.
HexxJo: Whatever the reason may be for that, he's started to slug it out with San in close. She's tearing away at him, but at the same time he's landing some solid hits.
DragoonT: Joe's costume is starting to be torn away piece by piece, while San is building up a collection of bruises. Neither one seems to be showing signs of tiring.
HexxJo: Yeah.... wait! Joe just hit San's shoulder, the one that was injured earlier by his shuriken. Joe smirks to himself... I think we know where he's going with that.
DragoonT: San's down to one knee. It must be the pain from the aggrivated wound.... and she's down as well. Scratch two opponents from the fight.
HexxJo: Aww... both of the gals get ousted before any of the guys...
DragoonT: Wait... it looks like another female may be entering this match. Miaka has worked her way up to the side of the ring carrying... is that what I think it is?
HexxJo: Yep... Miaka just splashed Ranma with a bucket filled with cold water. Go aquatransexual!
DragoonT: I guess she didn't like seeing her Tama-honey being beaten by a guy and would prefer him to be beaten by a woman.
HexxJo: A variant of "girl power"? Anyway, Tamahome and Ranma resume their bout of fisticuffs. The two were trading blows pretty evenly up until the switch...
DragoonT: But Ranma's female form is known to be faster.... and a bit more vulnerable.
HexxJo: As their battle resumes, Jubei and Joe meet eyes. Oooo... the angst can be cut with a Wakizashi.
DragoonT: They exchange smirks and leap at each other. Jubei and his katana, Joe and his shiruken.
HexxJo: Joe throws.... Jubei slashes... and they land, turn, and face each other.
DragoonT: Jubei's holding his side. He pulls three shiruken from his side and srops them to the ground and stumbles slightly but keeping on his feet.
HexxJo: Joe, on the other hand, seems fine. Did Jubei not... wait. Joe's helmet just cracked in two, sliding off his head.
DragoonT: Joe doesn't seem to be injured though. Now THAT is swordsmanship. Jubei seems to be letting Joe know he isn't dealing with your average Saturday Afternoon Samurai.
HexxJo: And they resume their staredown... almost gives me shivers. And during all of this, Ranma and Tamahome are STILL at it. But if you look closely in their furry of fists, it seems Ranma is getting more blows in.
DragoonT: It's that Ran-chan speed catching up to Tamahome. Perhaps it would have been best if Miaka didn't perform the traditional transfer ritual...
HexxJo: Tamahome's starting to feel that speed now. Ranma just knocked him against the ropes, but he's still standing.
DragoonT: Ranma looks like... yes... he's prepping to pull off one of his trademark chi attacks.
HexxJo: Yowch! Which one was that? Rising Fireblast of Infinite Kawaiiness?
DragoonT: I could never keep up with all those wacky names, but it doesn't matter. Tamahome will be having a serious headache after that one... or at least when he wakes up.
HexxJo: And now Ranma jumps up on top of one of the ring corners and waits to see who will come out of this showdown conscious.
DragoonT: Joe and Jubei are still looking at each other eye to eye. Joe has a handfull of shuriken ready, Jubei has his sword sheathed, ready to draw at any moment.
HexxJo: All we need now is either a tumbleweed to roll by or a flurry of cherry petals to blow in the wind to make the moment perfect.
DragoonT: Jubei's fingers roll across the hilt of his katana... Joe twists one foot on its axis... and they both leap into the air at the same moment.
HexxJo: Joe throws his shuriken and.... Jubei blocked them with his katana! Jubei slashes at Joe and both fighters return to the ground.
DragoonT: Joe's still standing? But I thought Jubei... now I see. Joe is holding his chest. There's no slash mark visible, so how....
HexxJo: Jubei must have hit Joe with the dull backend of his blade. Joe continues to hold his chest and... ugg... falling on one's face like that can't feel good, even when you're out cold.
DragoonT: Wow... a noble showing by Joe, but we're down to just the dual-sexual one and the ronin.
HexxJo: Ranma leaps off of his perch and smiles at Jubei. Jubei responds in like, but doesn't hesitate to charge towards Ranma at the same time.
DragoonT: Ranma stands his ground, waiting for Jubei to come within striking distance and... leaps up into the air at the last moment... heehee... oh, I love this trick.
HexxJo: Yeah... Ranma just pulled his classic "landing on the blade" trick he's used many times on Kuno. Jubei seems to be a little distracted and Ranma takes the advantage to land a nice kick on Jubei's face.
DragoonT: But Jubei doesn't falter. He stays on his feet and changes stances. Hmm... a defensive stance.
HexxJo: He leared quickly that all-out offense rarely works on Ranma. Pity other fighters don't realize that sooner.
DragoonT: Ranma starts to make circles around the defensive Jubei, probably looking for an opening.
HexxJo: Hmm... Jubei seems to be getting a little impatient and is starting to show signs of aggression. I guess one can only take so many waiting games in one fight.
DragoonT: That may be Ranma's plan. Working on that eagerness and drawing Jubei out of the position that might otherwise win him this fight.
HexxJo: Could you call this the Anyting Goes Art of Drawing the Ghost out of His Shell? If so, it seems to be working. Jubei just switched stances.
DragoonT: He's lifted his katana above his head. I don't know much Kenjitsu, but I do know that that's an offensive position. Jubei charges at Ranma. This may be his final strike.
HexxJo: Jubei again leaps into the air, his sword crashing down on Ranma while Ranma stands idly by with a smile on his face. At the last moment, Ranma shifts his feet and...