>Previous Thread:http://archive.moe/tg/thread/34556300/#34580688>The Rules:http://pastebin.com/XfCGjiZh>Stats Page:http://pastebin.com/h0rCt85d>Contact Information:https://twitter.com/WeaselThat>Official Team & "Infinite Match" Bracket Listing:http://pastebin.com/8Kr7mPXK>Introduction & Summary:"Just another day" you keep telling yourself after routinely getting up at the crack of dawn to continue your training for the next leg of "The King of Fighter's: Infinite Match" (Or "The dawn of The Infinite Match 20XX" as the radio spots had it) with some stretches, maybe a few bodyweight exercises and possibly one last chance to hit pool that your hotel is lucky to have... Except it isn't.The lingering feeling from the last few days has been, well, that you have finally "Arrived" in this tiny world of Mystical Martial Arts after years of dogged determination and months of dealing with absurdly bad luck... The fact that you and your best friends spent most of yesterday doing radio spots, interviews with all sorts of publications (Including one that was trying to highlight how your mere presence was "Breaking down transgender barriers", even though you don't really identify as one and were called a "He" for the whole damn thing) and photo-ops all around the streets of San Francisco, CA only highlights this fact to you."Maybe it's just sinking in's'all...?" you ponder as you torture yourself while going through the last part of your stretches, then stop to think for a few moments. Yeah, maybe that's what it feels like? Not to say that the enormity of your accomplishments even this early into the tournament haven't been felt or anything... But less than two days after solely taking down "The Soul of The Streets" team, it felt like old news to you; You were already looking ahead to the next round, the next team and the next far-off locale that you, Yuri Sakazaki & King will be staying in for at least a few days.[1/2]
Back and already experiencing connection problems... Great...>>35476410You nod at that assessment on yourself (A habit of yours, even when no one else is around), then start to suit up for one last quick dip into your hotel's pool before breakfast or gawkers try to snap more photos of you swimming in that tiny wetsuit you were given... It IS a travel day, after all.In short, you are Katja Hartkern, a not-quite-30 Year old woman who's primed to take the world of KOF by storm with your Kyokugenryuu-based fighting style and need to get a move on, as you officially check out of this place in about... What, 2 Hours? Maybe 3? Plus there's all of that business with Airport security and Passports to deal with later today...>"What do you do?">A. Sneak your way into the Hotel's Gym for one last swim, then try to wake your 'mates up for some breakfast.>B. Confidently walk to the gym's pool, do a few laps to get the blood pumping, then maybe try doing a few calisthenics before your friends wake up and collect you.>C. Time-Skip through the day and get a rough summary of the day as a whole.>D. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>KoF Quest is backFuck Yeah, I can finally post this...>A. Sneak your way into the Hotel's Gym for one last swim, then try to wake your 'mates up for some breakfast.Then>D. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")Fiona Graves
>>35476746Meant to quote >>35476622, obviously.
>>35476622>B. Confidently walk to the gym's pool, do a few laps to get the blood pumping, then maybe try doing a few calisthenics before your friends wake up and collect you.Katja has no need for your primitive "Modesty".
>>35476622Hmm... This looks like it could be fun, but Chapter 39?! Could a new player get a small summary or something?Also, going with > B.
>>35476746That's pretty good. Mind if I use it from now on Anon?>>35476938That might take the whole thread though... I'm up for it myself, but only if the players are willing. Also, welcome and enjoy your time participating.>>35476818Option B wins by a vote of 2-1 and the first update(s) are on the way.
>>35476979Forgot my picture.
>MFW I screwed up the date on the Teams Page Pastebin.I'm losing my edge man, I swear...>>35476818>>35476938>Updates Officially Resume>You now assume direct control of Katja Hartkern>Date: Thursday, June 3rd>Days until "The Women's Team" next fight in "The Infinite Match": 5>Time of Day: 6:29 AMYou head out of your room and walk down the carpeted halls of your hotel, relieved that the media presence that had hounded you the previous day wasn't present and focused your mind on taking a relaxing swim to start your day off right. The cool water felt soothing as you hopped into the almost-Olympic-sized pool and your mind started to wander as you relentlessly sped off laps, mostly pondering if and when you and your teammates will get a chance to fight, as the last article you had read before drifting off to sleep had it made out that the three of you were in "The Hot Seat" from the shithead that's running this tournament over your victory-by-breakdancing in the fight two days ago...Another big thing that's lingering in your consciousness is the presence of "The Oyaji Team" in your bracket and the possibility that you'll have to fight them... Or, rather, the possibility of having to compete against "Mr. Karate".You can almost hear him laugh in that gruff, deep voice he carries (An act, of course, and thankfully one you don't have to play along with anymore after getting expelled from The Kyokugen Dojo back in Southtown) over the sound of your body pushing itself through the water, then climb out after doing a few more laps and towel yourself off.A few more stretches back in your room followed by an hour's worth of Full-Body Exercises with ever-more ridiculous names ("The Inchworm", "Bear Crawls" & "Tuck Jumps") leave you satisfied for the day, but the fact that you haven't heard anything from King or Yuri in the other rooms is... Troubling, you suppose.[1/2]
>>35477622Of course, you check the clock and find that it's not even 8 AM yet and figure that they're either sleeping in or probably already went to breakfast... And speak of the devil, your stomach rumbles and gives you an excuse to possibly join them. You borrow a bathrobe from the closet, put on a pair of Thongs (Or "Flip-Flops" as most Yanks would call them) and head down to "The Lodge" to find that yes, they ARE eating without you."Mornin' errybody" you say with a slight shortness of breath, the effects of that last set of Tuck Jumps "Oh! There you are" Yuri says, then asks "Where were you? You didn't say anything when I knocked on your door.""Must've been in the pool" you offer. "So, what time should we get goin'?""About an hour or so? Traffic's bad because of an accident on the Southbound freeway and we're leaving the country as well, so there's a time frame for that too..." King replies. "You do have a passport right?""Yeah, it's on me and I had it updated it at the start of the year" you tell her. >A. Get some breakfast and ask if the girls have heard anything about which team might be fighting against us in 5 days time.>B. Get a light meal in you and just talk about whatever suits your/their fancy.>C. Time-Skip through the rest of the day and get a rough summary as a whole.>D. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>35477843A & C for me. Also, one your lines of dialogue got cut.
>>35477904Ah jeez, your right...>"Mornin' errybody" you say with a slight shortness of breath, the effects of that last set of Tuck Jumps starting to do a number on your stomach.Fixed.
>>35477946And now my trip falls off... Things are going swimmingly, huh?
>>35477961It happens.>>35477843>A. Get some breakfast and ask if the girls have heard anything about which team might be fighting against us in 5 days time.Then>D. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")Fiona Graves.
>>35477843KoF Quest back? Killer.>A. Get some breakfast and ask if the girls have heard anything about which team might be fighting against us in 5 days time.Also, we NEED to get Katja into an outfit like Pic Related sooner or later IMHO.
>>35478029>Rule 63 KrizalidBut he's already sexy enough.
>>35478068Sorry, not into that kind of thing.
>>35477843>B. Get a light meal in you and just talk about whatever suits your/their fancy.The tournament can wait for a few days; Right now, we need to relax a little.
>>35478029>Pic Related.>>35477904>>35477988OK, so Option A wins the vote to the tune of 3-1, but there are two tacked-on votes for C & D (1 Each) and nothing else at all... Tie-Break those sub-votes Anons? Or possibly combine them all?
>>35478321Give us The D Weasel. For Fiona, of course; I need a muscly Red-Head fix sated to get through the day...
>>35478321Switching to A, then C to open up side-character fights and such.
>>35478321Might as well switch from B to A & C to break this tie...
>>35478356>>35478431>>35478462OK, A combination of A & C breaks the Tie and updates are on the way.
>>35478486And WHY are my images getting eaten today?
>>35478462>>35478431>>35478356"Good" King remarks, sounding more like she expected you to than anything else.You nod at that, then quickly order a small meal and ask "So... What's the deal with our next fight?" when you pull up a chair across from Yuri & King."It's somewhere in Tokyo, right King?" Yuri asks, adding "The location part of my invite was a little blurry.""In the Shibuya district, actually." She answers."Huh... Haven't been there in a LONG time" you ponder aloud in between syrupy bites of a simple pancake breakfast. "But I was kinda wonderin' if our opponents have been decided yet?""Oh... Hang on, I'll" King starts to say, but Yuri cuts her off."Nah, I got it on my phone right here King" she says, then checks the screen on her phone and seemingly turns white as a sheet, her eyes widening a little."C'mon sunshine, yer'dad wouldn't get dropped by bloody "Cosplayers"... Would he?" you ask.Yuri shakes her head and tells you "No, The Oyaji Team won, but there's some kind of protest going on because Da- Uh, "Mr. karate" didn't formally show up.""Typical Takuma; He probably was just waiting to make a dramatic entrance" King offers, thinking back to that one dinner Ryo took her out a while ago."Great, I always wanted Ole'Takuma t'ground me into paste in front of the free world..." you mutter, that laughing you had "Heard" from swimming earlier echoing in the back of your ears."You never know... He might pull something swooping down from the rafters like that one time" King slyly says to Yuri's chargin."Hey, c'mon I know he's weird, but he IS my dad alright?" she says, sounding a little peeved at King."Of course" you start to say, but then add "But still... He IS pretty goofy fer'a man as strong as him, y'know?""I think he read too many Wuxia novels growing up" Yuri says, then looks at the clock on her phone and adds "Uh-oh, we better going; It's almost 9:15."[1/2]
>>35479119The rest of the day was pretty much a blur after that. You had wolfed down your breakfast, got changed fairly quickly (Going for comfortable, almost baggy clothes to help you deal with the long plane ride ahead of all three of you) and were fully packed and ready to go by 9:50 AM thanks to packing up all of your newly-clean clothes the night before.The ride out to San Francisco International Airport was... Well, something, as the paparazzo covering "The Infinite Match" were now out in full force and set a tone for the rest of the day; If it weren't for the surprising lack of traffic, it would've been a nightmare having to deal with them today. Thankfully, nothing was amiss through baggage claims, all of those damn security checks and filling out all of the necessary paperwork needed to confirm that yes, this your passport and yes, it's fully authentic before boarding the flight to Hawaii that would lead the three of you to Tokyo, Japan... Where Heidern, Saisyu Kusanagi & "Mr. Karate" would also be headed, the next great challenge in your fledgling career.>A. Time-Skip to "The Women's Team" Arriving in Tokyo, Japan.>B. Smash-Cut to a "King of Fighter's: All Access"-style show to get highlights on all of the fights that have happened so far.>C. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)I'll be taking a small Lunch Break after this, maybe for up to Half an Hour but possibly longer; Voting is open until then.
>>35479396>>B. Smash-Cut to a "King of Fighter's: All Access"-style show to get highlights on all of the fights that have happened so far.Good to see ye back, Weasel.
>>35479396>C. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")Fiona Fuckin' Graves.
>>35479396>B. Smash-Cut to a "King of Fighter's: All Access"-style show to get highlights on all of the fights that have happened so far.This somehow amuses me...
>>35479396>B.So... We /Kornheiser/ now?Also, good to see you back Weasel.
>>35479755Oh God...>>35479396>C. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")Fiona Graves to help out >>35479599
>>35479396B, then C as Jean-Claude Gabriel. Also, I'm vouching for Pic Related to be Gabriel in his Teens.
>>35480023... Well Shit. I mean, that's a great catch on your part, but I'm worried that anons will start vote for Gabriel to turn into a girl at every damn opportunity.>>35479755>>35479617>>35479435OK, Option B takes the vote with a final score of 4-2, but one of those B votes has a shift to J-CG... Keep that Perspective Shift? Or drop it Anons?
>>35480114Might as well drop the Gabriel segue from >>35480023 then...
>>35480258OK, then it's settled; Updates are still pending.
>>35479396>B. Smash-Cut to a "King of Fighter's: All Access"-style show to get highlights on all of the fights that have happened so far.Instead of "Sportscenter," they're calling it "Fightcenter."Hoping for a Skip Bayless/Stephen A. Smith argument on whether or not the Women's Team is legit.
>>35479435Forgot to add that I'm glad to be back too Tiger.>>35480359>>35480258>>35479755>>35479617>And now for something completely different"Tonight on FightCenter: Continued Allegations of match-fixing have started cast a shadow over The Wildcard Team and the tournament as a whole; Will it be enough to scuttle the reputation of King of Fighters in forever? Not if Team Fatal Fury & Terry Bogard have something to say about it.""Also, Bruce Leeroy & Michael James get discuss The Women's Team immaculate first round and whether or not it actually Means anything on The Squared Circle.""Plus as always, the highlights and live updates from around the world coming your way in five, four, three, two, one...">New Thread Theme: http://youtu.be/fB8Zs157_m0A rather odd, almost hypnotic graphic starts to show and stream around stock, slightly grainy footage of previous KOF Tournaments for a little bit before a fist breaks through the screen, the brass knuckles it wears being the official logo for "The Infinite match" before the screen fills up with an aging, slightly rough-around-the-edges man (The scar on the right side of his face does it) in an impressive-looking suit and tie sitting next to a rather attractive young woman in a demure dress, the two of them sitting at a desk in with a large, transparent globe with dots on it (To signify locations that are hosting KOF: IM matches of course) as the music dies down."It's just past the hour here on FightCenter and I'm Robert McKellen" he says, a slightly Scottish accent on his voice. "First, today's headlines:"An graphic of "Mr. Karate" with his arms crossed with the tagline "Oyaji Team: Do these guys still have it?" pops up to McKellen's right as he starts to give the lead-in to the fight results. "The third fight of this Year's KOF started late last night in the wilds of Australia, as The Cosplay Team looked to upset the favored Oyaji Team."[1/?]
>>35481344Footage of what looked to a beautiful shot of Mount Connor in Central Australia sticking out and showered in a sunset-backed glow framed the "Stage" that these two teams had found themselves competing on, McKellen's voice sounding oddly soothing as he went over the details of the fight:"However, it seemed as though that there really was some life left in these three KOF veterans, as Saisyu Kusanagi almost single-handedly defeated "Cool Choi" & "Smart Chang" before dropping to his knees and officially forfeiting the 3rd Round against Syo Kirishima."A short clip of Syo jumping up and down like he had just won the entire KOF: IM Tournament spoke volumes about how much beating Saisyu meant to him, but the reaction he had made when Heidern stepped into the ersatz "Ring" was equally telling as McKellen continued for a short moment."Unfortunately for the flame-throwing youngster, Heidern made quick work of him in Round 4 with peerless hit & run tactics to end the match with just under 45 seconds on the clock. Notably, the mysterious absence of "Mr. Karate" from the team's sidelines have lead to an official protest being lodged on behalf of The Cosplay Team, as they have cited an often-overlooked rule that they claim demands that ALL three team members must be present during matches."After a brief pause to take a sip of water, McKellen adds "For now, The Oyaji Team are the tentative victors and will face The Women's Team in Tokyo, Japan in five day's time, thought that is subject to the Cosplay Team's appeal being brought and reviewed by the KOF Committee."[2/3]
>>35481944>A. Find out about the results of the "The Kings of Southtown" Vs. "The Kenka Banchou Team" fight.>B. Find out about the results of the "Jhun Team" Vs. "The Legacy Team" Fight.>C. Continue "Watching" this show and hear about the possible scandal involving "The Wilcard Team", complete with "Point/Counter-Point"-style debates. >D. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>35482011>A. Find out about the results of the "The Kings of Southtown" Vs. "The Kenka Banchou Team" fight.Then>D. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")Fiona Graves.
>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)A, B, Then C. Inb4 "That's Too Many Votes"
>>35482233Meant to quote >>35482011 lol.
>>35482011>A. Find out about the results of the "The Kings of Southtown" Vs. "The Kenka Banchou Team" fight.
>>35482011>B. Find out about the results of the "Jhun Team" Vs. "The Legacy Team" Fight.Because May Lee's a cutie and "Slick" Sukehiro is insane: http://youtu.be/4rf_RFEzrX8
>>35482011>A. Find out about the results of the "The Kings of Southtown" Vs. "The Kenka Banchou Team" fight.>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)When it comes time for analysis of the Women's Team's fight on the show, switch to Jean-Claude Gabriel's perspective as he watches the show. I wanna see him pop a blood vessel.
>>35482417>>35482573>>35482305>>35482112Hmm... OK, so of the 6 votes cast, 5 of them are in favor of finding out about the Kings of Southtown Vs. Kenka Banchou fight. However, 2 of those votes are for switching to Jean-Claude Gabriel, with one wanting to get a look in on Fiona Graves and another wanting neither...So, the Question I ask is: Go ahead with the Perspective shift to Jean-Claude? Or not?
>>35482745Keep Gabe in the picture; We NEED to feel his butthurt and rage when he sees the Duck King Vs. Katja Dance-Off.
>>35482745At least swith to Jean-Claude watching the show itself.
>>35482745Might as well switch to Gabriel (Great name and reference if he really did look like Ryo Asuka in his youth BTW) to make the flow of this thing go a little bit better.
>>35482876>>35482773>>35482769Alright, that's taken care of and updates will arrive ASAP.
>>35482112>>35482233>>35482305>>35482417>>35482573>You now assume control of Jean-Claude Gabriel>Time of Day: 12:07 PMFinally, you can relax for a change.That's what's on your mind as you lay down on an impossibly comfortable bed in the back of your "Fuck You Money" RV while your former #2 runs around somewhere outside, playing the role of "Racing Car Driver" for the moment around an Island in the middle of Lake Michigan for the homeless bums that call this place home and General Motors Executives... Oh, and their security detail, of course. Not that you mind, honestly; You bought this damn house-on-wheels for it to be USED, and it's outfitted with all you need to keep tabs on whatever might be going on in your ever-growing empire... Speaking of which, how's "The Infinite Match" going? You haven't paid all that much attention to the fights themselves since kicking this damn thing off; You've been busy running around, cutting deals with people, doing damage control about the new stadium that your construction company back home's building after an pipe bomb was found on-site (And removed, thankfully).You flip on a flatscreen TV and immediately search for the station you affectionately have called "Money" in private, catching the end of the first part of the news cycle with the broadcaster talking about how much destruction one guy's fist colliding with another guys foot had done to the electronics and lights set up around the ring at "The Venetian" in Macau."Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the blast, though due to the lack of official scoring monitors and lights, the fight was ultimately called in favor of "The Kenka Banchou Team", helped in no small part by the dogged determination shown by Mizoguchi to stand up before the end of the Ten-Count.""See? THAT is how you sell "The Greatest Show on Earth" you tell yourself, though the grin on your face won't last long.1/?]
>>35484886Thanks for that bump and sorry for the delays; The damn fusebox is acting up again...>>35483827You didn't know that when you poured yourself a small glass of Sprite as a talking heads show called "The Squared Circle" came on, some no-name sports columnist that kept getting fired from every Newspaper in Southtown over his "Bloodsport" series of articles covering the earliest days of The King of Fighter's Tournament (Back when it was Southtown-only and there were no teams, no limits on weapons or any honest rules) trading barbs with the money-grubbing, padded-record but perennially popular boxer Bruce Leeroy on the KoF Tournament as a whole."Alright, alright welcome everybody to today's Squared Circle, I'm your moderator Will Brexton and we'll begin today's discussion with the very first match of this year's tournament: Katja Hartkern made history by being the first KOF Rookie to ever score a "One-Character-Victory" in their first match when she went up against "The Soul of The Streets Team" on Tuesday and while there's no question that she had capitalized on an almost wide-open defense, the question overall is was Katja THAT impressive? Or were The Souls of the Streets just THAT bad?""They were just that bad man" Leeroy says right off the bat as you take a sip of your "Anti-Champagne". "I mean really, I don't see the" he starts to say, then gets flustered from giggles on either side of the table before saying "Listen man, listen awright? OK, OK, she got a perfect on Heavy D!, paid off the crowd to have her win that RDIKULOUS dance-off against Duck King and dunked Lucky Glauber into the water-"And that's when the other shoe dropped. You did a classic "Spit-Take" as your eyes widened at this illiterate clown's off-hand remark and frantically turned up the volume, bolting upright from your bed to hear more about this potential PR Disaster in the making.[2/?]
>>35485038"But's let's stop the damn love affair everybody has over this chick and look at the facts a'ight? Both Heavy & Lucky were gettin' bum-rushed in their fights and both got dizzied after gettin' popped silly! I mean I was seein' D! gettin' a concussion right in front of my eyes and no one thought to protect themselves out there! Their defense was anemic out there! They just weren't getting anything done out there for cryin' out loud! So you take that into, you'know, consideration'n'stuff and see how much the effort demoralized them and the bottom line is, that The Soul of The Streets looked absolutely awful and made Katja look godlike by comparison" "Hang on, yo're conceding just how big this fight was to her already?" The other guy said, just cutting Leeroy off as your jaw drops when they start to play the slow-motion video of Duck & Katja's "Dance-Off".You can't even look at the screen after a scant few seconds, a vein forming on your forehead and feeling as though it could burst open at any second as the ceaseless chatter from the TV is drowned out by your own heavy convulsions. To put into terms the average person could understand, you're mad enough that steam could very well be coming out of your ears and figure that Michael Hartkern's probably spinning in his grave right now (Well, urn you suppose; Not that it makes a difference or anything).Your glass breaks through your fingers as the two of them keep arguing over what Bruce Leeroy calls "The Biggest Fluke since Kyo Kusanagi" (which incidentally leads into the next topic of discussion: "What's up with Kyo?") but you shut of the TV and stand up straight, your right hand glowing green with energy and a murderous intent...Which, after a few more silent breaths and slowly counting backwards from 10, goes away. The rage honestly doesn't though; You could probably steal this rig and go on a 5-state killing spree right now if you had the nerve...[3/4]
>>35485441You quickly hop online through your trusty MartianWare lap-top and confirm that yes, that crazy "Fight" you had witnessed did indeed happen and yes, the fans ended up... Loving it?!"What in the actual FUCK" you say with a guttural menace, which is when you can hear a knock on the door leading into this mobile command center for your companies.>A. Try to calmly answer that the last thing you want to do is talk to someone right now.>B. Yell "LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!" and lock the doors; You'll need time to think all of this through... (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)>C. Call up that worthless secretary of yours and chew her ear off about why you were never informed that this had happened. (Write-In One-Liners and Insults encouraged)>D. Assume the role of another KoF: IM Competitor? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character listed in the Team List to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story")>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>35485786>C. Call up that worthless secretary of yours and chew her ear off about why you were never informed that this had happened."Vice, give me two good reasons why I shouldn't return you to Orochi's embrace RIGHT NOW."
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>35485786>>B. Yell "LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!" and lock the doors; You'll need time to think all of this through... (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)>>E. Hold head in hands and despair until the world makes sense again.
>>35485786>C. Call up that worthless secretary of yours and chew her ear off about why you were never informed that this had happened."Vice my dear, you have 5 seconds to explain why the hell I should keep you on my payroll."
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>35485786>B. Yell "LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!" and lock the doors; You'll need time to think all of this through... (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)Then>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)Think of all of the ways you could get back that bitch for ruining this glorious dick-sucking exercise you call a Martial Arts Tournament to try and calm yourself down.
>>35485942>TFW I thought that was a Brown-Haired Giorgio Giovanna from the thumbnail>>35485786Seconding >>35485975 and >>35486207
>>35486207Jean-Claude actually has a thing for Katja, though. He says he felt regret for ruining Katja's life the way he did, and he seems infatuated with her. Plus there's the conspiracy theory between Katja and Angelica from SamSho.
>>35486274Note that I never said to actually ACT on any of them... And also, doesn't he owe Foxy & Dianna Katja's corpse or some shit? I remember that there was something like that mentioned once WAAAAY back when.Also, why WOULDN'T he use this tournament to get free press and promotion for all of his companies? He's already paying off referees...
>>35486379It's never elaborated on what Jean-Claude's connections to NESTS and to the Orochi legend are. Katja was being harrassed for as viciously as she was because at the time, she was Kyokugen. When she was expelled and laid low in Robert's apartment, the harrassment stopped (except when Bizuki nearly killed her at Lee Pai Long's parlor).
>>35486207>Rolled 99 (1d100)Wellp, whoever's knocking is about to get BTFO in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
>>35486500Indeed...>>35486465I have an idea for what might connect all of these characters, but every time I go to explain it to someone I keep getting blank stares, so...?>>35486261>>35486207>>35485975Alright, A combination of B & E wins this vote, but unfortunately the following updates will be the last ones for today's session... Not by choice either BTW.
>>35486207>>35485975>>35486261"LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!" you yell, the unbridled fury and anger in voice sort of sounding oddly exciting to your ears as whoever knocked hurriedly ran away. The silence creeps in after a while as you sit back down on the bed, holding your head in your hands and wondering when the world's going to make sense again as luridly evil thoughts about what you could do to that Katja woman fill your head...Not like you actually try to go ahead with any of them or anything; That's why you pay out your ass for therapy sessions... But you can't help but feel angry about how a woman you've only gone out with once and hated your guts has such a hold on you. Maybe that last quack you fired was right; Maybe you DO have a fetish for trying to acquire things you don't have or need... And let's get real here; The last thing you'd need is having a girlfriend who STILL doesn't realize that she's a walking, talking weapon of mass destruction made from all kinds of spliced DNA that about a hundred different organizations would kill themselves to have, least of all whatever that "New NESTS" project one of your spies reported to you is."Fuck it, I can't cry over spilled breastmilk anymore" you hear yourself say, then call up that worthless secretary of yours to leave her a message she won't soon forget (With a string of obscenities and bile that you can't even recall after hitting "End").As you massage your neck and hear the sound of racing engines warming up nearby, you wonder if it's really all that bad? After all, if it makes money and draws press attention, then what's the problem? It's not like that one article that got leaked and is making the rounds online that goes on and on about how Martial Arts tournaments are complete wastes of time and will rip the "Grudge Match" (AKA Make-Up Date) between The Lonely Wolves & The Wildcard Team, or how the tournament promotes "The Male Gaze" and is anathema to those pesky "Social Justice Warriors"...
>>35487457>End UpdatesThanks to all that participated today! I plan to get back up for Round 40 on Wednesday at 9 AM PST/Noon EST once again, but check my Twitter Feed for announcements regarding this quest. I also pledge not to go over a month in between threads and hope to have this thing wrapped up by the end of the year, but again we'll see.Until next time...?
>>35487556At least you're not dead.
>>35487604Yeah... Not dead, just busy with work. From how it goes as of this moment, I will be fairly busy for about a week or so, then I hope to get a consistent schedule going and shake off the "Rust" I felt writing today...
>>35487556Neat little thread Weasel. I'll try to archive-binge to get up to speed for the next one.
>>35487556Over so soon? Oh well... Catch you later QM; Have some shameless fanservice on me.
>>35487829The earlier threads read much rougher than the later ones, but you'll get into the swing of it.
>>35487896Yeah, I can see that already.>TFW Rolling AGAINST players
>>35488517Early KOF Quest was dark times.
>>35488906Pic Related kind of sums it up.
>>35488951>Willingly taking a bad dice roll just to see what happens
>>35488951Ah, those were the days.
>>35488906>>35488951I can see that; I'm stuck in fucking shopping/eating/acupuncture purgatory now. Also, has there EVER been a character in a Quest that has had all of this much happen to them so early on?
>>35489621Katja... Lives a hard, lonely life.In between questioning her sexuality after a truly awful event in her past (To the point of blacking out while trying to put on a damn swimsuit), she always wondered if she was good enough as a fighter, or if all of her devotion to Kyokugenryuu was worthwhile... And there was always the dreaded D*CE G*DS pissing on her head.But then one day... She had enough. And on that day, she started to beco- No, RELEARN the person she was before learning how to fight.
>>35489961It was when Bizuki nearly assassinated Katja at Lee's parlor, and the thread rebelled. That's when EVERYTHING turned around.
>>35490132More like Lee nearly killed Katja and told her her ki was too wild and that she could never fight with her ki again if she valued her life. That got retconned REAL quick.
>>35490132>>35490164Jesus... That's some "Lovechild of GardenMaster-NORG and Somnius" shit right there... I figured as much too, if the archive description on sup/tg/ was anything to go by.
>>35490475I don't normally bad-mouth QM's outside of /QTG/, but yeah, that's what it felt like when I was there that night. That said, I think Weasel's put it behind him and toys with more "Fatal" consequences in Dream Sequences. NOTHING can change what happened in the past though. Hell, I can't even get Pic Related colored in the Quest-Related Drawthreads... It almost makes me wonder what would've happened if one of the other original characters was the MC instead...?
>>35490745That was one of the other complaints about the quest: Katja herself is meant to be a major standaout who makes all the other KOF women look bland and boring by comparison (huge, black skin, muscular, scarred, all-around built like an amazon), and yet she's somehow managed to surround herself with characters who make HER look boring by comparison (notably Fiona and Tsuyako).
>>35490745Fuck, that's hard... I have to say, Weasel's done a fairly decent job at fleshing out all of his OCs lore-wise, even if some of them show up more than others.Out of all of them, I'd hedge my bet on either Fiona or Tsuyako for maximum Yuri Shenanigans. As well as for learning the power of the KAISER WAVE and whatever craziness Tsuyako does...Weighted clothes maybe? Or was that just a gag?Of course, /tg/ would probably go with Bizuki so they could mind-fuck EVERYTHING. FOREVER.>>35490899To me, it's like Fiona & Tsuyako belong in Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2 while the rest would star in Maximum Impact 3 based on movesets alone.
>>35491086There was a minor movement saying Bizuki should've been the MC because she's far more interesting as a character. I disagree, personally, especially since she's excessively lewd and she's already styled as a BBEG, Southtown's newest boogeyman.
>>35491130Yeah... Nah. She's the weakest of the bunch IMHO and too much is going on with her character as far as backstory (Trying to tie-in KOF:MI, Real Bout Fatal Fury & Samurai Shodown together just feels really convoluted).Also, she stole her laugh from Pic Related and that just seems... Meh, I guess. It's why I see her fitting into the MI series all too well.
>>35491479>>35491540>One is an evil shrine maiden>The other is a girl who performed a ritual and took the aspect of the succubus for her powersThis fits way too well.
>>35491578The SNK Wiki makes this connection a LOT deeper than just that IMHO: http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Mizuki_Rashojin
>>35491780Fuck me, that's just perfect.
>>35491780That's far more convenient than expected.
>>35491780It also helps that Jean-Claude is more-or-less outright confirmed to be a direct descendant of Golba.
>>35493003And Fiona Graves wants to get The Sword of Lesphia that's chilling in Jean's office to take back to her parents in Iceland, so her family has a connection to Golba as well...
>>35493077I didn't know that the Sword of Lesphia was in Jean's collection. I guess I didn't notice at the time. But how does the Sword of Lesphia reconcile with Fiona being the secret daughter of Wolfgang Krauser?
>>35493134Bastard Child? It's the only thing that would make sense to me and it would help explain why Fiona was sent to live with/train under Krauser at a certain age, not to mention all of the resentment towards her "Family".Fucking crazy that these OCs have layers to peel back like this though... And shit, the painting in Gabe's office the first time we were given a look at him was based off of Pic Related too.Anyway, I'm politely bowing out of this discussion; It's pretty damn late where I'm at and I need sleep.
>>35493389KoF Quest confirmed for Deepest Lore? At least for Fanfiction anyway.
>>35493452>OC main character is a NESTS test-tube baby>MC's OC friend is Krauser's secret child>MC's other OC friend is an overweight joshi (fem-pro wrestler) who is the daughter of another legendary joshi>The OC BBEG is absurdly rich and fancies himself a hero of Southtown while being a descendant of Golba>The other OC BBEG is a girl wielding the aspect of the succubus and has serious magic powers while having possible ties to Mizuki, one of the biggest bad guys in SamShoA lot of DONUT STEELS to go around.
>>35493575I want to complain, but they all feel a hell of a lot more inspired than whatever SNKP thought up for Nameless & Ash Crimson IMHO.The lazier ones to me are Tsuyako and Kazunori Kazahaya, because they don't seem to really fit anywhere in the story aside from "QM's Fetish" and "Filler Douchebag" IMHO.
>>35493784>KazunoriYou mean Andrew Draco, a tough guy-cum-racecar driver who acts stoic and, at one point, was thought to be having an affair with Mai Shiranui behind Andy's back (both of them insist there was nothing and just wanted to talk for a while).
>>35493942OK, add him too.
>>35493942NTR-Bait aside, he's not really needed in this story... Though why his appearance keeps showing up from time to time in the MC's dreams is beyond me.
>>35494522Katja's dream-visions imply that Draco was the one who originally had a relationship with Katherine Hart - the sister Katja never knew she had - and was ultimately her killer.