Re: Lawl I need fight. [Open]
It was common courtesy to let his opponent have the first move. That much Ikkaku knew. Even more so, now that he is facing an elegant lady who's battle capabilities were of the highest calibre. Ikkaku had never personally faced the lady in battle, yet was on speaking terms with her. In battle however, none of these mattered. Battles were meant to be enjoyed, and taken seriously. Things like friendship and camaraderie should never be taken into the battlefield. Ikkaku stood there, his arms folded, as he awaited his opponent with utmost serenity, yet with an air of austerity that even a fool would not challenge.
Originally Posted by The Girl on Fire
Ikkaku closed his eyes. She was late. Perhaps it was just Ikkaku being too serious about battles, that he would always be indefinitely punctual, and hence always ended up waiting for his opponents. That said, Ikkaku was an honourable and respectful man; He thought it a must to be courteous in battle, and it would be disgraceful to be late for a battle. Ikkaku's thirst for battle was implacable, day after day, week after week, Ikkaku sought fights with all sorts of ninja's; From the strongest of ninja's that stood at the very pinnacle, or even those that had just started out. Fearless he was, courageous he was, in Ikkaku's vocabulary, there wasn't ever the word 'escape' inside it. A battle was fought for fun, anybody who disagreed to that would never earn Ikkaku's respect. Fighting for power, fighting for pride, such thoughts were merely fabricated to give a motive for battle. Yet, as Ikkaku was taught, the true motive one should have for battle, was to fight for enjoyment. It was his ideal to spread his motto across the world. It was a truly ambitious dream indeed, yet, Ikkaku believed that it was possible, as long as everybody puts their best foot forward, and contributed, be it in small or large quantities.
Ikkaku was engrossed in his thoughts. It was his preparation for battle. Almost like a ritual. Assuming a state of utmost concentration, Ikkaku would clear his mind of nothing but the battle ahead. Not even the howling wind of the evening could distract Ikkaku from the battle. The weather was harsh; a thick blanket of snow layered the ground, almost burying Ikkaku's ankles, making movement much more difficult. It was freezing cold, as a sleet of snow rushed over the terrain, carried along by the incessant wind. It was a huge hailstorm, whose severity could only seem to accentuate as time passes with every moment. At this rate, the battle conditions might turn unfavourable. In fact, in this darkness, it might be nigh near impossible to see his opponent.
And yet, through the howling of the wind, a familiar voice resounded through the air, "Ikkaku.. is it? In your letter, you said that you were going to wait here for an opponent... to make my presence known to you by starting my assault? Well then... hopefully this won't be too much for ya!"
Hmph, that took her long enough. And so she finally arrived. Ikkaku opened his eyes and took a gander at his surroundings, squinting to see where the lady was. Ahh, there she was. Maren, was that her name? It had been a while since they met, and the first time they would be fighting. Of course, greetings were a gesture of courtesy, Maren had already greeted Ikkaku, now it was time to let her know the name of the man about to kill her.
"Maren. Whilst we may know each other, a battle is a battle. Let me introduce myself once again. A simple formality, yet essential before a battle. After all, it's only nice to tell your opponent the name of the person who killed her? Very well..I am Ikkaku Madarame Kaguya of Iwagakure, sometimes known as Baldy, due to my peculiar bald head. And y-?"
The rest of Ikkaku's speech got cut off. Clearly, Maren wasn't keen on a pretty dialogue before battle. She, too, was eager for the battle to commence. Without hesitation, Ikkaku awaited in keen anticipation, keeping a close eye on Maren's movements. She was quite a distance away, perhaps it would be better to allow her to come closer. That way, it would be easier for Ikkaku to combat her, for he was more specialised close up. He continued to watch as Maren started to run towards his right, in an arc as several copies of her suddenly poof into existence right behind her, exact replicas which follow Maren and continue running in the arc. Ikkaku notices the smoke that erupts when the clones appear, and from there deduces that they are physical copies, Shadow Clones, in other words.
Ikkaku heaved a sigh as he watched Maren create the 2 doppelgängers who trailed behind the original Maren. So her plan was to outnumber Ikkaku? A clever one indeed, fighting multiple opponents at once was not exactly easy, given the current weather, it would be hard to keep all 3 of them under his sight at all times. Ikkaku watched as Maren drew closer from his right, wondering what her plan was. After all, if her only plan was to run straight at him with a couple of clones, she would be underestimating Ikkaku. Nevertheless, Ikkaku knows better what Maren can do, and hence formulates a plan to stop her before she can do anything. He gauges the distance between him and Maren, waiting for her to step into the boundaries of 'mid-range'.
Ikkaku muttered softly under his breath, "You're falling right into my plan."
He lets out a frivolous cackle of laughter as you enter mid-range of Ikkaku, with Maren and her 2 clones converging upon Ikkaku from his right. Without any form of warning, Ikkaku slams his hands on the ground, manipulating the earth in the ground, using;
Manipulating the ground, causing a 'U' shaped wall of earth to rise from the ground, with the side connecting the other two sides rising right in front of Maren. The wall of earth is around 20 meters tall, and is roughly 5 meters in width, and 8 meters in length. Hence, Maren and her two clones would be within the confinement of this U-shaped wall, with sufficient space within it. Of course, this prevents any movement forwards anymore, nor to the sides, as the only escape is from the back of this wall. That said, the opening at the back of this wall is barely enough for a normal person to squeeze through, and would take quite some time to escape from, much less 3 people. That said, the U shaped wall serves as a constriction to your movement, stopping you in your tracks as Ikkaku prepares to go on the assault.
Ikkaku licked his upper lip with considerable pleasure. Hohoho, that wasn't the end, no, at least, Ikkaku wasn't going to end there. Just what he liked, for you and your pesky clones were trapped in a 'wall' with no way to escape but a little opening. Now, what should he do? Ikkaku thought of all the other possibilities, but he already knew what his original plan was. In conjunction with the previous technique, Ikkaku, with astounding finesse, his hands already on the ground, uses;
"Valiant you are, but your efforts are futile!" Ikkaku exclaimed, letting out a maniacal scream at the same time.
As soon as the U shaped wall rises in front of you and your clones, trapping all 3, Maren and her two clones, within the walls of my technique, gargantuan pillars of earth with a slightly blunt edge, but yet carry great impact along with them that can shatter bones, rise from every angle of the earthen walls, in an erratic and haphazard manner. Simply put, from the U shaped walls, multiple pillars of earth forcefully emerge, crushing anything inside the confinements of it. Due to the rapid and unpredictable rising pattern of the spikes, it would be literally impossible to dodge them all, what with being trapped and the immense size of each pillar alone, leaving the only viable way of defending yourself, destroying the pillars. This also rules out any form of aerial escape. Also, some of the pillars rise from the ground, crushing your body from every angle within the realms of reality, including your 2 clones who would get impaled and disperse into a cloud of smoke.
Ikkaku watches as you face your hopeful demise, by the hands of the bald man, being pitifully crushed by pillars many times the size of yourself. It was truly a sight to behold, the majestic and magnificent beauty of battle illustrated at its finest level. Destruction, mayhem, chaos. Those were the very stem characteristics of battle. The ebb and flow of battle was controlled by those. Even in such weather like this, Ikkaku's heart pounded with excitement as never before. He could even hear the deafening drumroll of the sleet crashing to the surrounding ground, and his very heartbeat as the pillars crushed his opponent to death. Elation rushed through his body. For the first time in many days, Ikkaku felt alive. He could not help but envision the sight of the pure white snow turning red with blood, sodden by the blood of Ikkaku's foe. It would be a magnificent sight, would it not?
Yet, Ikkaku had this numbing feeling in his heart. Surely, it wouldn't be that easy? Ikkaku let out a roar of fury as he decided to ensure his opponent's defeat. Right after creating the pillars that would crush his opponent, he uses;
Creating a mass of water that would materialize inside the confinements of the U-shaped wall. The field of water created has enough volume to fill the entire U-shaped wall up to knee height of Maren and her two clones. Of course, Ikkaku does this not without thought. Knowing that the Achilles heel of Earth is Lightning, he quickly materializes water inside the wall to prevent any use of lightning, as using it would prove detrimental to the user, as he would be electrocuted by the water. Once the water has formed, the water source will be electrocuted, with bolts of lightning shocking Maren and her two clones, in addition to the pillars crushing them.
Ikkaku was having the time of his life. The exhilaration he was feeling, words could not describe it. He had a vibe that this battle was going to be a good one, if it wasn't already over. Nevertheless, Ikkaku's main objective this time round was to get rid of the clones. It was his belief that only cowards would want to fight with numbers, but not with skill. Do not disappoint me, Maren. That was his thought, for Ikkaku expected much more than just futile efforts of trying to outnumber Ikkaku. Surely she was more capable than that, or she would have disappointed him. Indeed, Ikkaku awaited for Maren to burst out of the U-shaped confinements, completely unscathed. Ikkaku could not help himself, he grinned with delight at the fun he was having involuntarily.
EDIT: Forgot to mention this but, I'm using the bio in my sig, which I updated but its not yet approved yet. And talking doesn't affect the time frame <_<