Post by Alana Cortese on Oct 4, 2019 13:50:13 GMT -5
Alana was purely focused on what she was witnessing. Almost every time Hydranoid engaged Geos, Jenna looked down at her BrawlX. Even a complete newbie wouldn't just do that for no reason. That tells her that Geos' actions were registered on the BrawlX. Whatever Geos was using with the barrier was gone thanks to Abolisher Head, so...that led Alana to believe that Geos was wide-open for an attack right about now...
"Ability activate! Grand Down!" Alana activated without acknowledging what Jenna just asked her. Hydranoid - in his horrifically injured state - released miniature heads from his body. They lodged into the ground. Without wasting any precious time, they sprung from underneath Geos in an eruptive fashion. They inflicted a monumental blow to Geos and sent it upwards. Around a second later, a massive blast erupted from the same spot the miniature heads sprung out of, which created a localized explosive force that rocketed Geos high up into the stratosphere.
"I am," Alana finally answered Jenna. "I wonder if you can though." Hydranoid stood up slowly, seemingly ignoring his grievous injuries.
Post by Jenna Tinsley on Oct 4, 2019 14:55:35 GMT -5
"..." Jenna was speechless when Hydranoid stood back up. It was unbelievable to see. The lack of concern on Alana's face was even more unbelievable. That told Jenna that Geos was in serious trouble now...
Geos returned back to the ground in about five seconds. It hit the ground like a meteor. It was briefly knocked out for a couple of seconds before regaining consciousness and getting out of the pit it dug for itself.
"What a stubborn species..." Geos coughed. It knelt down on the ground since it was very disoriented from Hydranoid's sudden attack. "Dammit...! That was a really bad hit..."
"You may want to recover quickly. There's a very angry Bakugan on the other side," Jenna warned Geos.
Post by Alana Cortese on Oct 4, 2019 15:39:48 GMT -5
"Not happening..." Hydranoid indicated. "Hope you've had fun cutting me, because now... I'm going to make you SUFFER."
Alana's pupils flashed with a purple color before initiating Hydranoid's next moves. She was going to keep it clean, but she had to make a statement. "Ability activate! Hydra Primer!"
This ability is a counterpart to the Gainer ability that Hydranoid uses to absorb the battle energy in the area to overboost his power level. Doing that would probably be a good idea too, but it would be a destructive mess. For someone like Geos, Alana wanted to systematically beat it, and this would accomplish that.
Utilizing the battle energy in the area, Hydranoid can adapt his body to the current climate of the battle instead of a simple boost in power. With this, Hydranoid can feel where he needs to be and what needs to be done to overcome the combatants creating the battle energy and attune his body to meet the criteria. In simple terms, Hydranoid's technique improves, not his power level.
"Someone in the audience said I was better when I was Karen. Hydranoid was a lot more mean back when that was the case," Alana remembered. "So, to that person, take a good LONG look. I'm about to show you what that really means."
Hydranoid flew right into Geos' face. He feinted the punch that he threw in the opening segments of the battle. Without telegraphic this, Hydranoid changed his mind and threw a left hook instead.
"Block that!" Hydranoid challenged Geos when the attack landed.
Post by Jenna Tinsley on Oct 4, 2019 15:56:55 GMT -5
Indeed, Geos did try to block the same way it did earlier, but it got a surprise instead. Geos kindly took the punch to the face. It got knocked to the ground close to Hydranoid, which is a really bad situation to be in. Unfortunately, the blow from Grand Down was so severe that it was still trying to regain it's sense of self, and Hydranoid's blows close to the head weren't helping...
"This is bad... Very bad..." Geos regretted. It got up once again to try and stand against Hydranoid.
"Geos...if you want my perspective, then this is a losing situation unless you have something that can turn this around," Jenna advised Geos.
"I am aware of my predicament," Geos responded in an arguably rude manner. Geos jabbed the ground with its spear to release a wave of force that would hopefully repel Hydranoid.
Post by Alana Cortese on Oct 4, 2019 16:19:10 GMT -5
Hydranoid planted one foot behind him to brace his body against the wave of force. With this action, Hydranoid easily resisted being blown off of his feet and only moved a couple of inches. This did require him to take the hit directly, but it didn't appear to do that much to him since - as stated with Hydra Primer - Hydranoid's body was adjusted to fit the atmosphere of the battle.
"No you're not," Hydranoid reminded his foe. He leaped towards Geos and landed on top of it. Hydranoid then pinned Geos on the ground. "You're about to find out though."
"Ability activate! Destruction Crunch!" Hydranoid used all four of his heads to bite into Geos. Unfortunately for the enemy, one of Hydranoid's heads bit into Geos' face. Aside from the violent nature of the ability, the effects of it would effectively seal Geos' fate, because of two things: tracking and reserves consumption.
The predatory instinct of the Hydranoid species will let Hydranoid know the hunted in an intimate detail. Geos' combat stats and the techniques it was using is now known to Hydranoid and appears on Alana's BrawlX for her to know as well. Additionally, Geos' energy reserves have been eaten to around a quarter of Geos' current condition. This is certainly the beginning of the end.
"So...that's it, huh? Three paradigm all focused into one thing: the manipulation of force from continent level all the way up to solar system level, at least from what you've shown so far," Alana figured out. "I guess your only option now would be to attack me with something that exceeds solar system level of power, but... What will you do if you can't manipulate force anymore?"
Post by Jenna Tinsley on Oct 4, 2019 16:51:07 GMT -5
Geos was writhing in pain, and his screams were muffled from within Hydranoid's mouth. This was unsettling to see up close for Jenna who was contemplating forfeiting the battle. Geos' tactics were already figured out, and Hydranoid literally adjusted to it.
"..." Jenna wasn't sure how to respond to what Alana said, but she was sure that she could take control and figure something out for Geos. "Change to Control, Geos."
Geos did exactly what Jenna requested. "Continent Procedure. Fall into the Earth." The ground opened from underneath the arena. It swallowed Geos and threatened to do the same to Hydranoid. As for what Jenna was planning, no one really knew...
Post by Alana Cortese on Oct 4, 2019 17:11:56 GMT -5
While the grip was loosened due to the unexpected nature of Geos' move, Hydranoid didn't see the point in doing this. He knew that Jenna was trying to get Geos away from Hydranoid, but it wasn't going to be that easy.
"Get over here!" Hydranoid demanded. He didn't allow Geos to fall into the abyss. Instead, he brought out the miniature heads from his body. They grabbed Geos and pulled it right back up. It wasn't going anywhere.
"You didn't answer my question," Alana reminded Jenna. "Ability activate! Omega Eraser!" Hydranoid didn't have to do any bodily movements since Geos was so close to him. A swirl of dark energy traveled upwards from Hydranoid's body. It struck Geos with all of its power. Geos was now stripped of any defining traits, which meant that the passives it was using were no more. Absolution, gone. Control, history. No more applying force...
The ground returned to normal before Geos had affected it. Hydranoid threw Geos to the ground like an angry baseball player threw their glove. Hydranoid then landed in front of Geos and was prepared to do the worst. Hydranoid lifted Geos off of the ground by it's head.
"Am I able to continue? Really? You dare ask US that?" Hydranoid started to rant. He threw Geos towards the audience. Hydranoid then slammed Geos' face on the barrier to nearly shatter it, which spooked a lot of spectators. "Where'd all that energy go? You were awfully loud a minute ago," Hydranoid reminded them.
Hydranoid then positioned Geos out in front of him to deliver the final blows. Hydranoid reeled back and punched Geos with the same punch that was blocked at the start of the battle. It landed, and the arena barrier cracked more. Hydranoid decided to do it again. It landed, and the arena barrier cracked even further. Hydranoid kept doing it. They all landed. Finally, Hydranoid finished Geos with an uppercut that sent it flying, and the barrier shattered, which sent off an alarm that terminated the battle. It backflipped back to it's starting line, and there he remained.
"Would've been a good battle if you kept the lethal force out of it, kid," Hydranoid regrettably mentioned. "We meet again in battle, I'll have your head."
Hydranoid returned to ball form and landed in Alana's palm. Alana then waved everyone off as she exited the arena. As she did, she took a long, deep breath. It was finally over.
Post by Father Tinsley on Oct 4, 2019 17:19:04 GMT -5
Tinsley was astonished. He tried to look that way at the very least. Jenna actually pressured a Resistor, and Alana showed the brutality that made everyone rave over Karen from back then. His day as a scout was amazing if he were to be honest...
"So...I guess that's that then. The improvements to the battle arenas make battles between powerful entities like yourselves safer at or close to your best, however we should be interpreting what you're showing us. Still, I'm not very satisfied that it was still broken," Tinsley remarked. "What do you gentlemen think about her? Pretty good to be able to pressure Alana the way that she did, right?"
Post by Allen Silva on Oct 4, 2019 17:28:01 GMT -5
"She blew away all of my expectations for someone who just stepped into the ring for the first time," Allen remarked. "Of course, there is the mistake of looking down at her BrawlX enough to where we could tell what Geos' weakness was, but you can't fault her for that too much. That's what I did when I didn't have a clue about Gorem's abilities."
"But...about the use of force..." Gorem mentioned to transition into Allen's next point.
"Yeah...about that..." Allen started to say. "Saying this battle was taken too far is an understatement. Hydranoid was being a Hydranoid in this battle, but only because Geos used a lethal attack. Usually, I'd give people a pass on this, but to me, that looked intentional. What do you think, Noland?"
Post by Noland Hardy on Oct 4, 2019 17:38:53 GMT -5
"I can't really tell whether or not it was on purpose based on what I was hearing," Noland shrugged. "But, the intent doesn't matter in my eyes. That could've - and probably would've - killed Hydranoid if he took that uncontested. I believe the BBBA doesn't allow attacks like that to happen. If the organization knows or sees what just happened here, they may penalize Jenna in some way. It'll be weird if that happens though. Jenna didn't have any idea about what she was doing until the end where she finally took control. How this went down is all on Geos, and it paid for it big time."
Noland was getting ready to jump to Alana's location to see how she was holding up from the battle. Before he did, he offered one final opinion. "She's powerful, if that's what you want to hear," he stated. "But, power like that is a danger to all of us in the hands of the inexperienced. I'd watch for that."
With that, Noland and Drago used Hyper Motion to go check on Alana real quick.
Post by Allen Silva on Oct 4, 2019 17:46:23 GMT -5
"..." Allen sighed in disappointment. What was once an exciting brawl - being a blast to the past for a moment - turned into a shitshow that'll be talked about for weeks. He looked in Jenna's direction for a brief three seconds. He wasn't sure how Jenna was taking this. Even though Allen has been around Hydranoid for a long time now, that was one of the most brutal beings he has ever seen the hydra take part in. Darius was probably sad about that.
"Sorry about all this, Darius. I know you wanted to see something awesome, but...this turned into a mess," Allen apologized.
Post by Darius Hardy on Oct 4, 2019 18:11:59 GMT -5
Darius was initially confused about what he was hearing from Noland and Allen. He was looking around and saw that everyone was terrified.
"For the idiot who said that about Alana, I hope you're happy," a spectator falsely wished. "I was pretty happy with seeing a good fight without me wondering if I'm gonna be able to sleep tonight."
"That Hydranoid was a savage animal. He didn't care," another one said.
"So you're just gonna ignore what Geos did to him and only worry about what the Resistors are doing?" someone spoke out.
"Why are most of you anti-Resistor anyway? Anytime one of them does something, you're silent, but when they're getting attacked, you cheer? What did they ever do to you?"
"You know what I think?" Darius said to everyone who turned to him to listen. "I think you all should settle this right now." Darius released a green wave of energy over the audience members. Suddenly...
"You know what? This kid has a point," one of them said. "Where's the coward who badmouthed Alana?"
"Here!" someone yelled. He threw the bastard to make him trip over some seats. Everyone pounced on him.
"..." Darius was all smiles when he was watching this happen. "This. Is. Awesome!"
Post by Allen Silva on Oct 4, 2019 18:23:48 GMT -5
Allen picked Darius up and placed the boy on his back. He wasn't too proud of what the kid just incited.
"We're gonna talk about that later," Allen assured Darius. "But, for now, I'm getting out of here before I join them. Nice to meet you, Mr. Tinsley. Give our regards to Mr. Keene whenever you see him next." Allen got as far away from the bleachers as possible.
He caught up to Jenna as she was leaving the arena grounds. He wanted to make sure that someone was worried about her too instead of only focusing on one person.
"Jenna," Allen called out so he could get her attention. "You probably don't want to see any of us right now, but are you feeling okay? Things got ugly back there, and I don't want it to look like any of us hate you or anything."
Post by Jenna Tinsley on Oct 4, 2019 18:45:09 GMT -5
Jenna turned around to lay eyes on Allen and show some respect. That's the least she can do after what happened.
"I'm okay. Thanks for asking," Jenna responded. She briefly examined her necklace and noticed how the lights on it were dormant while Geos was recovering..."I was hoping to lure you guys here so that something like this didn't happen. I had this feeling that Geos was capable of really hurting someone here, so I did all of that preparation only for it to happen anyway... I just don't understand why Geos did that in a friendly battle... Maybe I'm just irresponsible for bringing it here to fight when I knew the risks associated with it..."
Post by Allen Silva on Oct 4, 2019 19:00:05 GMT -5
"There's always a risk with all of us," Allen told her. "In a battle between giants with unimaginable power, someone's either going to get hurt or get pissed off. That's just how it goes. The way I see it, it wasn't a brawl unless someone in the battle walked away feeling either of those two things. Accidents happen too. As long as you didn't intend for it to happen, you're alright with me."