Post by Hoots Rowlet on Sept 21, 2017 15:33:42 GMT -5
Kane grunted and braced himself. If he was the same mortal Grandpa he was in life, this would surely be the end, but Mephisto made him something more than that, and he was determined to prove it. Slowly he bent his knees, and then forced himself into the air with a powerful leap at the Shocker!
6 stones into Str to leap out of the crater.
8 stones eff in Wrestling to deliver a flying forearm aimed directly at Shocker's neck!
"Heh, score one...for Shocker..." announced the man, sure of himself, as he was almost complete with burying Kane under piles of rubble and debris courtesy of his vibratory gauntlets.
The wrestler, however, was not about to let some goon with fancy toys get the best of him! Mustering all the unholy strength endowed to him by the forces of darkness, he awkwardly but successfully boosted himself through the impromptu grave! Much like a bullet fired into the sky, Kane shot into the air above the streets with startling speed! And once his momentum attempted to bring him back down to earth, he twisted himself midair, arms outstretched and aiming straight at his adversary! Shocker, shocked at this turn of events, diverted his fire directly at Kane, hoping to simply end him directly, it was of no use! The hell-spawned nightmare was undeterred!
The resulting impact nearly beheaded the other man! Kane was surprised that the man's quilted outfit mitigated a lot of that destructive kinetic force, but it was not enough to save his life. He had successfully scored another murder, which meant another soul for Mephisto to claim for his sick endgame.
What was to be done now? Move about the city, perhaps to find out about this "employer" of Shocker's? Or stay his ground in hopes that he does not get ambushed once more?
OOC: Kane's plan worked! He escaped the trap and killed Shocker off in revenge!
Curiously enough, Kane took the quilted corpse's gauntlets for himself. Although he didn't need them for anything, they'd either serve as a trophy or as merchandise...either result suited him just fine. It was somewhat satisfying to indulge in the wake of a fresh kill like that. One unanswered question remained: who sent these guys after the wrestler?
As he stalked the nighttime streets of Washington State, he couldn't help but notice that the few innocent souls out cavorting and the like were giving him quite the berth. Though, as a heel, he was used to this experience all too well. It was just...different...having this outside the ring. Mephisto made him more than just a man in a mask and leotard...he reshaped him into a menacing force of nature unto himself. Could things ever go back to normal for him?...
He was so carried away into his thoughts that he almost failed to notice the growing group of men tailing him. They were keeping their distance, making it seem as though they just happened to share a sidewalk with the Red Machine, but this was beyond normal social behavior.
More thugs out for his head?
OOC: Kane's on his way to find clues about his headhunt, yet he is now being shadowed by a seemingly-inconspicuous group of men.
The undead wrestler wasn't having the best of nights, and it seemed that another headhunter (or headhunters) was out for his hide! The group of men stopped dead in their tracks once Kane turned around and addressed their presence by creating a wall of flame much like he did with the now-deceased Ashrah.
Surprisingly, these men except for one ran headfirst into the fires! They screamed and howled in pain but ran (lit like matches) even as their flesh peeled off their bodies like old paint on a wall! They reached Kane and started to reach, punch, kick, claw, and bite much like rabid animals! If he didn't have his reflexes and toughness to rescue him, he would have been history!
The man that did not advance on Kane was giggling, then laughing, then cackling like a mental ward patient.
What was going on?!
OOC: Kane's been swarmed by flaming men but has taken no damage so far. The only one that has chosen not to attack is hanging back and laughing.
Kane defended himself, not holding back in the slightest! His undead strength came in handy for caving in skulls and destroying brains, as 3 of these attackers learned the hard way. There were a few more left, and they showed no change in strategy whatsoever... Almost if they were possessed or brainwashed...
Standing tall and firm against his assailants, Kane absorbed their attacks with efficiency and theatrics. These men were literally clawing and gnawing at themselves in frustration at the fact that they hadn't made so much as a scratch on the Red Machine. Rather, he was more annoyed at the taunting laughter resonating from the lone "comedian" that chose to stand back and watch the show.
Anticipating that a little "participation" from the crowd was in order, Kane brought forth a jolt of lightning to fry the man on the spot! The intensity of the blast of electricity picked up a cloud of dirt and smoke!
But, much to his suprise, Kane found that when the debris cleared...the man was surrounded by a yellow force field! And, unscathed, the man's disguised simply vanished as if it were an illusion! What remained was a lanky man with a look a lunacy in his eyes and a shining yellow ring on his finger.
"Hmm...interesting. Seems that mob mentality didn't work. Heheheh. But not to fret! Scarecrow will be the one to personally make sure your last moments on this Earth are full of FEAR!"
OOC: It's Scarecrow! He's next in the line of people trying to do Kane in!
Post by Hoots Rowlet on Feb 27, 2018 19:38:11 GMT -5
Kane cocked his head to the side. "Ebenezer?" He then shook his head. This was not his fellow hellspawn, rather that imitator from Gotham. Kane just growled and grabbed one of the mob by the head, and advanced swinging his captive by the neck to smash into this clown.
8 eff in Wrestler +2 from the body of one of these attackers to slam DC Scarecrow with another person's body.
Without hesitation, the undead wrestler advanced once more into combat, grabbing one of the men attacking him rabidly and using him as some sort of flail! The force applied behind the impact was enough to shatter Scarecrow's force field into nothingness, at the cost of the nameless man's viatlity. Scarecrow's eyes narrowed.
"Don't you dare compare me to that third-rate impersonator." he demanded, apparently taking Kane's confusion a bit personally. "I'm superior in EVERY way!"
In that moment, the mad doctor shot a piercing beam of yellow light through both men before him: Kane and his living weapon! The latter, obviously, didn't survive...but the former got off with a large hole through his chest cavity, even if he was far from destroyed!
"So, you don't feel pain?" Crane said, curiously watching the masked man still stand in place even with a life-ending injury. "Then FEAR will make an excellent substitute!"
Bathing his opponent in a blinding yellow splendor, Scarecrow could see Kane feeling the crippling sensation of terror and fright... it beginning to take hold of him, for the first time in decades! As for the wrestler's point of view, he couldn't help but see his opponent morph into a horrific version of Mephisto himself, likely intent on taking him back to hell...permanently!
OOC: You broke Scarecrow's force field, but haven't done damage to the man himself. He shot you with a force blast from his Yellow Lantern Ring, which killed your hostage and shaved 1w from your health reserve.
To make matters worse, he's inflicted Fear on you, draining 2 stones from your energy pool and placing you under a temporary -2 SitMod as you're under the impression that you're witnessing Mephisto rise to take you back into his realm.
Crane as Mephisto laughed in discordantly-horrifying tones as Kane was reduced to a simple man on his knees. Fear was the only emotion that redeemed him, that still made him human for better or worse...and that same fear was looking to be his downfall.
"Tremble and cower before me, cretin!" the red-skinned devil gloated. "I will make you beg for the false hope of mercy and t-ughhh..."
Mephisto, strangely enough, winced in pain...which is something that rarely happens! And it was because Kane, in his desperation, shot fire in all conceivable directions! This made the demon-lord flicker in and out of existence like some sort of apparition!
OOC: You've lost another 2 stones from your Energy but at least you've managed to "hurt" Mephisto.