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Destiny Colosseum

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"Guess you really are Meringue's brother," Brisa mused, her paw on her chin. "He said somethin' sim'lar."

She crouched into an easy stance, set a calm gaze on her target, blew Radiant sparks from her muzzle, and smiled.

"This was fun, partner! Thanks fer a decent fight."

Then she hit him again, with a single, resounding, and definitely final thunderclap.

Brisa focused deeply...
[+8, Guts, Stab, SE, Loner, Charge, Crit, 50 Para]
Brisa used Umbral Overcharge, then Electric Facade!
Δ Stats: -
Δ Stamina: -34
Δ Blacklight: -10/+10
Δ HP: +69 Nice
Δ Misc: -Super Sleepy
 

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It seemed clear why such exceptional and resolute spirits had been chosen to take the place of Ho-Oh and Lugia, guardians of cycles and storms. The thunderclap seemed to echo in the open air, returning back to them from the Colosseum walls and the crowd, as Brulee finally fell, unable to get back up.

Incineroar declared Brisa's victory, while Meringue flew in the arena to help Brulee get back on his feet. The two flashed a smile at one another, but then looked back to Brisa with a respectful nod. She may not be around for much longer, but they recognized the strength she had for the moment.
 

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Brisa shook herself loose of combat tension and enjoyed the rolling brightness of a post-battle high. She gave her opponent and his brother a bow. Then another to each side of the Colo's stands. And at last, she walked off the field, feeling for once like she could've gone further, done more, endured longer. How far had she come, after all this time? It had been an age since her strength eclipsed all neighbours. Long enough she'd forgotten what it felt like to secure such a decisive win.

It felt pretty damn good.

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R17 ~ Astrid vs Chip II

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“Hey Chip!” Astrid called across the field, “You think you’re so cool with your ‘science’, but guess what… I’m teaching history today!”

One of her better openers, she decided, except for the part where the history books would reveal she’d lost their last match. Hardly mattered now. She’d thrown that damn trident—one of Chip’s inventions, funny enough—at the wrong target. That strategy was boring anyway. She had a new one in mind that utilized a more dangerous projectile: herself.

She got in a stance and prepared to dodge and weave. “What’ve you got?”
 

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"I've got a better strategy this time, is what I have!" Chip said, his body twitching with excitement and probably a few glitches. "Get ready, because this time I'm going all-out from the start!"

Chip tossed several spheres into the air. One became a swarm of familiar Astrid heads, each one saying a little catch phrase that had been programmed into it. Some also just screamed.

"Go, my lovelies!" Chip said. "Let's win before she has a chance to fight back!"

Chip's Science activated!
Chip summoned the Astrid Horde!
Chip summoned Mecha Reshiram!

Chip: 1000, Resolve 0.1%
Astrid Horde: 10,000
Mecha Reshiram: 3,000
 

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"It looks like we're seeing a more defensive strategy from Astrid this time!" Incineroar announced. "Could this mean a change in strategy for the battle ahead?! Oh! But Chip doesn't seem to have the same idea!"

Mecha Astrid used Explosion, but it was blocked! Mecha Astrid lost 2000 HP!
Mecha Reshiram struck Astrid's barrier twice, depleting more!

"Hey, hey!" Chip shouted. "Do you really think that's going to be enough to stop us?! We know how frail you really are!"

Chip used Tri Attack, depleting another barrier!
Chip used Nasty Plot, gaining 2 Magic!

Chip: 1,000
Mecha Astrids: 8,000
Mecha Reshiram: 3,000
 

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"Oh god, she did the thing!" Chip squeaked. "Uhh, ha-hang on, I have a plan for this! Time for my panic button!"

The moment he pressed it, a thick barrier of blue energy surrounded him, and he buzzed tauntingly at Astrid from behind his shield while his mechanical minions continued their onslaught.

Mecha Astrid used Explosion, destroying another barrier!
Mecha Reshiram struck Astrid, then used Flash Cannon on Astrid, dealing 75 damage!

Chip used Tri Attack on Astrid, dealing 27 damage!
Chip used Protect+5!

Astrid: 420

Chip: 1,000, Protect+5
Mecha Astrid: 6,000
Mecha Reshiram: 3,000
 

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“That’s cool,” Astrid called, finally gearing up to attack, “but can your science explain this?”


[+3, STAB, Analytic, Crit]

Astrid used Voidbound! It chained into a CRITICAL Radiant Sweeper Flail, striking Mecha-Reshiram and double on the Mecha-Astrid horde (x2)!
[160 BP | SE, x2 on horde]

Astrid Focused!

Astrid used a CRITICAL Blacklight Sweeper Flail, striking Mecha-Reshiram and the Mecha-Astrid horde (x2)!
[160 BP | UE, x2 on horde]

Astrid’s Eternal Spirit is burning!
Astrid used a CRITICAL Sweeper Blacklight Meltdown on Chip, Mecha-Reshiram, and the Mecha-Astrid horde!
[200 BP | UE]


Δ Stats: +2 Accuracy
Δ Stamina: -228
Δ Corruption: set to 30/30
Δ Misc: Aegis, +Endure
Notes: Chip’s Protect shields are pierced by Blacklight Meltdown, HH was missed and not factored into calcs but didn’t matter anyway
 
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Astrid's Flail dealt 3199 damage to Mecha Reshiram, destroying it in a single blow!
Mecha Astrid took 5238 damage from the Flail!

Astrid's second Flail dealt 2575 damage to Mecha Astrid, and the rest of the attack struck Chip's barrier!

Astrid's Blacklight Meltdown took Chip out in one hit... but he narrowly hung on regardless!

"Oh. S-so you can... break through that..." Chip coughed a haggard, buzzing cough. "But not until... my one last... creation..."

He tossed the ball. And just as he did, reality itself seemed to distort around the strange amalgamation, and Chip once again disappeared inside the large creature's head.

"Uh oh. It looks like Chip's divine robotics is distorting reality again!" Incineroar called out. "Everyone, hang onto your feet, and hope they stay in the same spot!"

Mecha Arceus appeared and is protecting Chip!
Mecha Arceus used Cosmic Power thrice!

Astrid: 1

Mecha Arceus: 5,000
 

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That thing would be tougher to break through than the other junk, surely. It’d be a tight window, but Astrid saw a way—for now though, she needed a break.

“Don’t hit me too hard,” Astrid spared a bated breath to call her hiding opponent. “Look at me, I’m so defenseless~”


Astrid Focused!
Astrid Focused!
Astrid Focused!


Δ Stats: +1 Protect
Δ Stamina: +250
Δ Corruption: set to 30/30
Δ Misc: Aegis
Notes: Full Rest
 

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"...I feel like I walked into a bad trashy comic when you say it like that," Chip's voice echoed from within Mecha Arceus. "Okay, buddy! Take her down! And, uh, shield up, too!"

Mecha Arceus used a basic strike, and then Judgement on Astrid, KOing her! Her Tiny Reviver Seed activated!
Mecha Arceus used Cosmic Power!

Mecha Arceus: 5,000
 
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More focusing to be done. Just… different kinds of focusing.

She was about to get hit again, and braced. Almost there…


Astrid used Laser Focus!
Astrid used Laser Focus!
Astrid antifocused for +10/+10!


Δ Stats: +1 Protect, +2 Sure Crit
Δ Stamina: -38
Δ Corruption: +40 Shd, +40 Rad
Δ Misc: Aegis
 
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"What? Ha! An opening! What're you gonna do now?!"

Chip declared a grand command. "All right, let's finish this off, huh?! Attack, attack! And... maybe some defending!"

Mecha Arceus attacked, then used Judgement again, bringing Astrid down once more!
Mecha Arceus used Cosmic Power one more time!

Astrid's Blaze of Glory activated!

Astrid: Blaze of Glory

Mecha Arceus: 5,000

"Okay, now this is it!" Chip said excitedly. "We can win this if we just defend for a little while longer! C'mon, baby, show us what you're made of!"
 

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A second time, Astrid went down. A third time, she was on her feet, fresh as if she’d just started.

“Hope you got warranty on that!” Blacklight brimmed at the tips of her extremities, more than she was used to controlling without an explosion to follow. She shot forward with reckless abandon and let results speak for itself.


[UE, STAB, HH, Analytic]

Astrid used Blacklight Flail twice!
[160 BP x 2 | +9, Crit]

Astrid used a Blacklit basic attack!
[40 BP | +9]

Astrid used Voidbound! It chained into Blacklight Z-Burst!
[222 BP | +11, Crit]


Δ Stats: +2 Valor
Δ Stamina: -177, then set to 250
Δ Corruption: +41/+41, then set to 0
Δ Misc: Blaze of Glory
 

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Astrid's Flail dealt 5243 damage to Mecha Arceus!

In the stands, the audience seemed baffled at Astrid's strange way of fighting, rocketing around the field as if she was one of Chip's strange inventions. Her nebulous body blurred to the naked eye, even as Owen, watching with morbid interest, saw her destabilizing limbs move in whatever direction they felt like. Each strike left huge dents in the mechanized deity's armor until she hit something critical.

The mechanized thing stumbled forward. "Wha--? Wha wha wha?!" Chip echoed from inside. "Oh nooo! I thought I fixed thaaaaaat!"

Electric danced around, followed by a bright light shining through its core. Everything went white, a final shockwave going out in all directions. When it finally faded, Chip remained, unconscious in a heap of scrap.
 

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Astrid slammed into the mech once at a preposterous angle—and that was enough, apparently, as it toppled to the ground just as she’d wound up to strike a second time.

“Oh. Works for me.”

It shone a bright light, one Astrid was all too familiar with. She’d given herself enough time to dance out of the way of the ensuing explosion, though she’d collapse to the ground not long after Chip was revealed unconscious. Numbness wrestled with the lingering burns from that last rush; a good stretch wouldn’t do away with those aches, she figured. A proper shower and nap were in her near future. She’d take this victory in the mean time and, in all likelihood, start daydreaming about her next fight on the walk home…


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R17: Back To The Future [Two Gals, One Prince]

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Ah. The familiar rush of adrenaline flowed through Icetales’ entire body as he walked through the corridor and into the battlefield. On the opposite side of the arena stood Cepa and Balm, waiting for the trio.

Icetales wasn’t one to leave untied knots, and luckily for him the two Timekeepers had so graciously consented to the rematch. That was an opportunity he wouldn’t let slip away!

However, it wasn’t quite like last time — Cynthian wasn’t by his side, as she couldn’t attend to the match. Starr took her place, instead, which was actually an arrangement they had prepared in case Brisa couldn’t attend to the rematch.

Huh. Funny how things turned out at the end.

The Ninetales peered longingly at the crowd, wondering if the Roserade was cheering for them from the audience. Worse comes to worse, she would have watched the replay when she had the time.

I shall give it all for thee, too…

A deep breath in, a swift shake of his body, and a pulse of darkness. Focused and ready — the perfect mood for a duel.

“Onward, my friends! Let us show them what we’ve got!” he exclaimed with determination, grinning at his comrades and his tails wagging.

A quick greeting at the opponents, and Incineroar gave the signal. The battle was on!

Brisa and Starr were in perfect sync just as usual, and got themselves fired up to punch some holes into the opposition’s defenses.

Good, that was a good start.

But Icetales wasn’t going to let them do all the work, of course! He properly got himself psyched up enough to match their speed and slippery maneuvers, and pulled off one of his best skills: cheering for his friends and getting them even more pumped for the fight.

“Starr! Keep watch of their attacks! Dost not let them disrupt thy tempo,” he yelled, crouching down and getting ready to rush in to intercept incoming assaults with his own body, if he had to.

This time, things would have gone differently! He felt that!

Icetales’s Stance changed! He’s Guarding Starr!

• Icetales called out for Starr! Her Evasion rose!
• Icetales used Psych Up! He synched with Starr’s Speed!
• Icetales used Psych Up! He synched with Starr’s Evasion!

❄️ Stats: +6 Speed; +6 Evasion
❄️ Stamina: -96
❄️ Blacklight: N/A
 

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Brisa chuckled at Icetales' bravado. She liked their odds, especially with Starr in peak condition and the advantage of having prior intelligence on the Timekeepers' fighting style, but the legendary pair opposite them weren't pushovers of any description. And of course, they might be switching up their own tactics.

Good thing they were, too. Brisa winced at a surge of Radiant agony as she summoned a phantasm of herself, a set of barriers, and the yearning, burning sensation of Paragon. Whatever the Timekeepers threw at her, she'd tough it out.

Brisa used Substitute!
Brisa used Protect 4!
Brisa used Brilliant Paragon, exerting herself and Starr!
Δ Stats: +2 Atk, +2 Spd
Δ Stamina: -260
Δ Corruption: +68/+0
Δ HP: -50%, -Burn
Δ Misc: +5 Protect, +Paragon, +2 Charge, +Substitute
 
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