Virus took in a deep breath, taking in the hollow and desolate air that hung around the Ruined Metropolis. He stood atop the tallest of cracked buildings, arms raised at his sides as if he was embracing the sorrow surrounding him.
To most, this place represented the misery of war. The hopelessness and despair of it. A place where dreams came to die; A place where nothing survived.
Yet Virus was different. Where there was death, he was opportuntity. Where there was despair, he envisioned his wildest dreams. These ruins sparked such dreams for Virus. It represented his desires; To lay waste to everything in his path. To revel in the despair and destruction he brings upon others. To feast on their suffering.
The Bio-Weapon breathed out, arms dropping to his sides. He had to be patient.
Sooner or later, this planet would continue down it's war-fueled rabbit hole. The day of reckoning was about to come for the residents of Plant, both the Saiyans and the Tuffles. And when the day would arrive that this world would come crashing down, he would be there.
A faint smirk tugged at Virus' maw. Something was entering the range of his senses. That energy...It felt awfully sinister and dark. There were others who would willingly seek out such a decrepit and sorrowful place such as this one?
Thread's PL: 13,000 After the handful of altercations Arzhael found himself into on Plant, he thought that maybe finding a place to retreat and heal his wounds wouldn't be too bad of an idea. With that plan in mind, he headed to the many ruins of this broken world that loomed on the horizon, a grim reminder of what happens with weaklings use weapons they don't understand or control instead of their own power to solve conflicts... one of the many reasons the weak needed to be culled. They are good at finding ways to survive, and this was the result of their hubris.
Inside this devastated city, Arzhael believed he could find a decent spot to retreat to when needed. Only one problem, there was an energy signature nearby. Undoubtedly, something really strong, probably a mutated being caused by the destron. Without too much waiting, the demon swordsman came into view of this creature. It was truly beautiful, a monstrous predator, created by either the twisted mind of a madman or the harsh environment of these wastelands. Regardless of its origin, Arzhael completely wanted one of these as a pet, perhaps he could steal an egg once this all settled? Or perhaps even this one would do?
As he walked towards the creature, on what was surely once a busy street of the Tuffle homeworld, he would materialize his sword in his hands, while still carrying his shield on the other hand. Surely, such a magnificent beast would not appreciate him barging in their territory, but he could certainly use a fight against a monster like this. He felt he had become stronger since his arrival on Plant, and testing this new strength felt natural.
'' What majestic beast sits now on my path. You wouldn't have your owner nearby? I want to exchange a word with him... as well as your pedigree.''
Arzhael spoke to Virus as one would speak to a dog, but in the good way. His voice, as rare as it was, felt soft and almost caring.
KP: 6/6 MP: 0/6 DP: 0/250%
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2021 12:07:04 GMT -5 by Arzhael
Virus awaited the fellow dark one's arrival with a pleasant and accepting smile. He resembled some sort of medieval knight, clad in dark armor and an even darker aura. From just a glance, Virus could tell that he had ran into someone with a considerable amount of malice. He could already feel his mouth salivating at the thought of battling him.
...Yet that grin quickly faded once he spoke to Virus.
"...Owner?!" Virus parroted, feeling particularly insulted. What was he, some sort of dog? "I'll have you know that I am entirely independent, thank you very much." Virus spat back in an offended tone. Quite frankly, the Biodroid felt quite hurt. That single comment pained him a lot more than most physical wounds he had received thus far.
"And right when I thought I'd finally found someone worth a shred of respect...What a shame."
The Bio-Weapon fixed his posture, standing to his full height as his head tilted with a resounding crack. He idly flexed his fingers, claws glistening in the bitter red light of Plant's many suns. His red eyes glared at Arzhael, a resounding air of violence slowly emanating from his person.
"You can skip the mockery if you wish to battle." Virus grinned maliciously. "Just say the word. You'll find I'm quite easygoing in that regard..."
As Virus' words echoed out into the ruins, the beast's fleshy wings escaped from his back and flexed outward. Many rows of teeth glistened forebodingly in the sunlight, eyes flashing a violent, bloody red.
"Come now, entertain me! You Demons make for such fun playthings..."
Oh well, it seemed Arzhael had offended the creature by assuming it had a master. A creature which was obviously bio-engineered, he assumed it was the case. Perhaps this creature broke free? And that was the reason it got offended? Theories would have to wait, however, as the situation would certainly get a little more heated in a short amount of time. This creature was no weakling, and if it decided to attack him, or even challenged him, he would have no choice but to transform. Fingers crossed that it did not possess a strong form itself, or this could go very badly.
'' I meant not to insult you. Creatures like you are usually nuzzled, on a leash by their creators. I can see you broke free, signs of a strong spirit. Although I assure you, I am not one to be respected...''
He swung his sword over his shoulder, his aura would burst, going from a light orange to a deep red. His power also vastly improved, as did his grin. So far, the mortal world has been nothing if not extremely fun, and this meeting would certainly prove to be the same.
'' I am Arzhael, the demon realm's own Wandering Monster, and I accept your challenge. ''
Virus's intimidation tactics, while not working on the demon, were delicious. There was such a powerful bloodlust coming off this beast, it was simply delicious.
Swinging his sword back as he rushed towards Virus, the blade dragged on the ground but seemed to also gather energy from Arzhael's aura. When he arrived in close quarters, the swordsman would try to use his shield to open Virus's guard before swinging his sword in a clean but powerful horizontal motion. There was no playing around this time, his foe meant business right away.
Arzhael uses the Makyo Force! New power level: 65,000
His first attack is Hakai Release: Lacerate for 45,500 worth of power coming for Virus !
Virus chuckled out ominously in reply, opening his arms to the blackened knight after he had explained himself. Freed himself? Why yes. Virus was free. There were no chains to keep him in place. He was his own master.
"You should know that creatures such as myself are quite prone to violence." The Bio-Weapon grinned, balling both his hands into tight fists as his aura began to alight. "Although, I'm sure you were aware of that..."
Arzhael had accepted Virus' challenge without any quarrel or cheap talk. The 'Wandering Monster' had simply introduced himself as such before tapping into the full extent of his Demonic might. He assured the Bio-Weapon that he was not worthy of respect, but with an energy that potent? Virus begged to differ.
"The Demon Realm, you say?" Now, this was starting to become interesting. "How adorable!"
Virus let loose a shrill and terrifying roar as his own power surged to it's absolute maximum. The latent energy within Virus amplified twofold as a crackling aura of purple encased the Bio-Weapon. The rubble beneath the predator exploded due to the sheer might of his Ki, and he quickly emerged from the cloud of dust and dirt underneath.
Taking on a low, defensive stance, Virus gazed forward stalwartly as the Demonic knight charged forwards. The creature's mind raced in an attempt to calculate all the possible angles of attack. Virus had learned much about fighting swordsman in his battle against Kyoha.
Channeling Ki into his exoskeleton, Virus anticipated Arzhael's shield bash and instinctively backstepped to soften the impact, leading the shield away with his arms before the horizontal slash came careening toward him.
Virus immediately dashed forwards and got into the Demon's face, where only the base of his blade could reach him. A hand reached around to catch the blade mid-swing in a great and powerful clash. A gust of wind blew around their surroundings as Virus gripped the blade tightly.
There was a clean and deep gash chiseled into chitin that covered Virus' palm. Streaks of blood ran out and leaked onto the ground below them.
"Khaa-ha-ha! Your blows have quite some weight!"
Virus let out a beastly grunt as he spun to face Arzhael's blade whilst pushing outward with the arm that gripped the sword. In a single motion, Virus used the added momentum to launch a quick and powerful back kick toward the armored Demon, aiming to blow him back several feet.
Virus powers up into Ravenous Frenzy! New PL: 64,800 Virus defends using [LIGHT]Hardened Carapace. 12,960 VS 45,500 = 32,540 bleedthrough! Shield Variant reduces bleedthrough by 30%.
Virus takes 22,778 damage!
Retaliating with [LIGHT]Rending Claw, flavored as a quick Back Kick! 12,960 damage!
This biological marvel of a monster was quite the spectacle. Although it seemed to lack some proper social skill, Arzhael was already surprised that it could talk and was certainly not one to judge on other's communication abilities, having himself a lot of trouble with that. However, the comment on the demon realm really confused the swordsman. For a moment, the fact that he had met so many strong people in the mortal world, coupled with Virus's reaction, had him wonder if... the demon realm was considered a lower plane from here. Did he just arrive in a world filled with stronger beings than a demon? If so, his blood would boil tenfold!
'' I'm sure you would like it there. Pools of boiling water, demons are far as the eye can see and plenty of people to beat up. You'd fit right in, actually, I'm sure of that.''
Of course, those were just words. Arzhael did not exactly fit in back there either, with all the beating up demons on his path and such, his title had to be earned one way or another, after all. Nah, he liked it here, on the mortal plane, where people actually fought back on equal ground sometimes.
Arzhael's first offensive was quite mitigated. On the first hand, it seemed like his opponent had chosen to take his attack in order to get closer to him, which was a strange choice against a swordsman. When he saw the creature began to move again, he wouldn't wait a second more.
He pushed his feet into the ground and grabbed the sword with both hands, then began to lift it! As Virus was still holding the sword, he would potentially be moved with it, throwing his kick out of balance. Then, Arzhael would spin on himself, keeping the beast in the air, and attempting to launch it away from him, hopefully having dealt some damage while doing so.
'' You ain't seen nothing yet! Pro tip pal, don't grab a sword by the blade!''
He would declare as he made his move. No, from the look of that thing, he was probably better not getting hit for now. Who knows if that creature carried poison or that kind of stuff, it was better to play it safe.
Arzhael uses Hakai Release: Cut with Demonic Might for 19,500 damage to clash with Rending Claw! 9,750 remaining power bleeds through to Virus.
Virus' balance was suddenly thrown off as the powerful Knight raised his sword, carrying Virus' heavy frame along with it. The shift in his center of gravity caused Virus' kick to whiff past Arzhael with a powerful gust of wind.
The Demon Knight aimed to throw Virus away with a large swing, threatening to cut the gash in his hands even deeper in the process. Although Virus needed a moment to re-adjust, the hunter felt his absurdly fast instincts kick in, causing him to act in a blinding flash.
In a single motion, Virus allowed himself to be carried with the momentum of Arzhael's swing while discreetly loosening his grip on the blade. As he did so, Virus turned and planted a foot on the broad side of Arzhael's sword, leaping off of it with surprising agility.
After an acrobatic flip, Virus landed cleanly on both feet a comfortable distance away from the Demonic knight. He instantly shifted into an offensive stance, further showcasing his terrifying martial arts skills.
"Kha-ha-ha! I think I'll pass. Where's the fun in sowing chaos and terror when everything is as grotesque as you are? I quite enjoy standing out here."
Virus smiled at Arzhael, eager to find out what else he had in store for the Bio-Weapon. This fight was proving to be quite interesting.
"You might want to stop underestimating your opponents, 'pal'."
With his reply stated, Virus sprung into action. He hopped on his feet a single time before taking off into a set of quick dashes. His footwork was purposefully fast and erratic to throw off Arzhael's timing. Virus had to beware of that blade's range, and sneak his way into extremely close quarters, where the demon would find it awkward to use his sword to it's fullest potential.
Virus dashed toward the side of Arzhael that wielded his blade before shifting his footwork to rush straight toward Arzhael. The moment the Bio-Weapon got into the range of Arzhael's sword, he'd duck low, extremely low.
Attempting to duck under a potential slash, Virus slammed a foot down behind Arzhael as he rushed into an upright position, aiming to cup one of his hands under the demon's chin as the other aimed to wrap around the back of his head.
In a single motion, Virus would try to slam the demon's head into the ground with all of his might.
Virus uses [LIGHT]Hunter's Instinct to evade the bleedthrough damage!
Perhaps it was fate, but while he looked at this creature jumping off his sword, unable to actually connect a hit with his blade, Arzhael wondered if this opponent was not finally someone who would be able to trade blows with him properly. He has had his fair share of encounters where he was too strong, and somewhere he was completely outmatched, but he had yet to fight an opponent who stood as his equal. Perhaps, in getting stronger, he finally managed to find such an opportunity. Maybe it was fitting that such an opponent would present itself as a physical monster, as the demon himself got labeled a monster in all but appearance.
'' I can see why, people are pretty weak here, but there are a few diamonds in the rought. I have been rather enjoying my stay s far, and the major upside of getting stronger, that's just the cherry on top.''
They got a moment to stare each other down before Virus charged him again, and he did slip a comment there. Apparently, Arzhael was under-estimating him? The swordsman wondered what he had done to get that comment, it almost felt like a generic mid-battle line that was pre-registered in the creature.
'' I think you'll want to check your own advice. You have yet to lay a solid one on me. ''
He would retorque before the bio-weapon charged him once more. Pretending to go for his sword, right after talking about under-estimating, was a little bit telegraphed. It did not fool Arzhael, who prepared to deal with the creature once it got close.
His first defensive slash was, however, evaded by the monster ducking much lower than the demon expected. It was close but did not connect, which left him open to Virus's first attack hitting him right in the chin. He was then grabbed by the creature, but just when he was gonna get slammed into the ground, he pushed up with his flying ability, attempting to throw his opponent off balance once more.
If he did, he would then break free of the hold and go for another slash at him! This time, in the air with no foothold, Arzhael was confident he would connect!
Arzhael uses Hakai Release: Cut with Demonic Might for 19,500 damage
Virus felt the air slice past him as he managed to only just barely duck under Arzhael's blade, before immediately transitioning into his attempted throw. The satisfying slam of chitin against metal resonated as Virus' palm crashed into the demon's jaw. Yet the moment that Virus clasped the back of his opponent's head, he felt his balance stagger, until it was eventually no more.
Feeling the ground ebb away from his feet, Virus chuckled aloud as he glared over his shoulder. Arzhael used his flight in order to disrupt Virus' throw and position himself for a follow-up? He wasn't half bad.
Virus let go of Arzhael and immediately turned mid-air, but found himself too late to evade the swing of the demon's blade. The entire weight of Arzhael's greatsword slammed into Virus' raised guard as he attempted to parry away the brunt of the force. He let himself sail away with the recoil of Arzhael's swing, sent spiraling back toward the ground.
A heavy slam erupted as his back crashed into the rubble-laden soil. The Biodroid chittered pleasantly, kicking his legs up and rolling back onto his feet.
"Very clever. You wish to battle airborne?"
Standing to his full height, Virus' wings unfurled from his back. Heavy flesh-like wings stretched out, and with a powerful beat, caused Virus to soar towards his opponent at breakneck speeds.
"And what's wrong with savoring the moment?! Kha ha ha!"
Virus' advance was intensely fierce and quick. Yet the moment he got within Arzhael's range, the Biodroid paused abruptly in an attempt to throw off his opponent's timing. Suddenly sinking low, Virus attempted to dash beneath Arzhael and wrap his claw around the demon's ankle.
If all went according to plan, he'd latch on with an iron grip before crashing down towards the earth, aiming to slam the demon into the ruins of a shattered building with all of his might!
Virus activates [MAX POWER]! All techniques upped by +10%! MP gain is halted due to 'thirst for battle' trait.
Virus retaliates against the Hakai Release with [LIGHT]Rending Claw! 19,440 VS 19,500 = FIZZLE.
The creature, although it seemed very crude and bestial, was much smarter in the ways of martial art than Arzhael gave it credit for beforehand. Even thrown off its guard and surprised by a move, it managed to fight back his own attack and even parry it! This was properly unacceptable, but also beautiful in the same sense. The Bio-Weapon and the Demon had something in common, their intelligence when fighting was much higher than in anything else, just like they were both born for it. In that way, Arzhael did feel some form of kinship towards this creature, even if light.
When his opponent was knocked towards the ground, the demon was not foolish enough to think it would not get right back up and find a way to fight back, flight was relatively common in the mortal world amongst fighters after all, but the sight of its fleshy, disgusting wings... reminded him of home a little bit.
'' Impressive, you never skip a beat, don't you?''
The demon would speak as the monster charged him once again. Arzhael had his shield at the ready, to take some of the damage of this assault, but his foe had managed to trick him!
Soon enough, the demon was grappled by the ankle, and it quickly for rid of his focus, losing his flight and being rag-dolled by the monster right through a few buildings in ruin. The demon barely had the time to place his shield, which did little in reducing the actual damage he got, but rather prevented him from getting stuck in either a wall or the ground.
A few moments after the swordsman crashed into the building, it began to crumble, as they had hit a few pillars too much. In a flash of a stupid idea, Arzhael would attempt to grab unto Virus as the building was collapsing on them.
'' You're not going anywhere just yet!''
Hopefully, as the tons of rocks fell upon them, Virus's grip would loosen, and it was obvious that both of them would be able to survive this catastrophic event without much of a scratch, but it would perhaps allow Arzhael to get out of Virus's sight for a moment.
A thunderous mess of sound echoed around the abandoned ruins as Virus forced the demonic knight through various walls and pillars of a cracked building. Suddenly though, Virus felt the Demon wrestle out of his grip slightly and catch the Biodroid in a lock of his own. He pulled Virus close as the two crashed into the crumbled floor, with the entire building threatening to collapse onto them!
"Ohoho! Bit close for comfort, no?!"
Virus laughed out as he attempted to resist the hold, but found himself lacking the strength to force him out of the Demon's tight grip. Pillars and stone came crashing down onto the two fighters with several tons of weight. It was enough to kill any regular person, but these two inhuman and vile warriors were far beyond regular. It was nothing but a slight inconvenience at best.
Through all the chaos, Virus felt that Arzhael had managed to slip away from him. Every slight twitch of his limbs was met with the annoying grinding against stone and rubble, and Virus growled in frustration because of it. It seemed his opponent was quite the quick thinker...
In a display of pure power, Virus' aura exploded forth from his body as a massive Kiai wave erupted through the fallen building. The shockwave caused the ruins of the entire building to be sent spiraling sky-high. Chunks of rock and scattered bits of marble pillars were flung like pebbles, only to rain down onto the remaining ruins like a shower of meteors.
"You should know that I'm a predator by nature. Running or hiding won't do you much good."
Virus cast a sinister smile toward his armored opponent. Streams of smoke drifted from Virus' exoskeleton, remnants of his fiery and corrosive Ki that he had displayed earlier.
He shifted into a stabilized defensive stance, purposefully placing a damper on his energy output as he beckoned to Arzhael. Although his opponent had been the only one to land blows on him so far, Virus was keen on playing the long game. He was confident he'd be able to outlast Arzhael in due time.
Virus dips out of [MAX POWER], resuming normal MP gain on his next turn.
The crumbling building had done exactly what it was meant to do in Arzhael plan, nothing more and nothing less. The demon was now free from the grip of the bio-android, and was making his way out of the rubbles when a massive Kiai freed him. Well, there goes the plan to land a sneaky attack on the monster, but hey, not much he could do about it at this point. The rubbles when flying, but the armored demon only got on his feet as a result. They stood there, amongst ruins that were probably once a great civilization. Their fight was going to be serious from now on, certainly.
'' Oh really? I doubt there is anything natural about you though. Nothing outside of the demon realm could realistically evolve into you, especially since you seem to be the only one of your kind. You are either a creation gone horrible wrong, or right, depending on the intent... or you are a cosmic abnormality. Either way, I am impressed by your capacity. ''
Of course, what went through Arzhael's mind was ' I would never kill such a creature, you have so much potential for destruction, but he could not just outright tell his opponent that he did not intend on killing them, or their fight would sour. No, he would still fight all out and would expect this monster to do the same. Both would get stronger from this, and this world would tremble beneath them.
Not needing an invitation, but certainly not one to turn them down, Arzhael would jump in the air and attempt to fall blade first on Virus. Putting all of his might and speed into this one strike in an attempt to break through the bio-weapons defense. If he managed to do so, he would follow with a couple of slashes and shield bashes in quick succession, attempting to overwhelm his opponent with an offensive while he gathered his energy.
"You're quite perceptive." Virus admitted bemusedly as they stood there amidst the shattered ancient ruins.
"My creators had the intent to create the ultimate biological weapon; A creation that could defeat anyone and lay waste to everything in it's path. It's a true shame they abandoned the project, though..."
Virus laughed inwardly, a dark and malicious smile tugging at the side of his maw.
"Do you know why they abandoned me?" He paused, the wind howling about them ominously. "They had grown terrified of me."
With that dark and sudden revelation, their battle had swung back into full gear as the swordsman engaged Virus once again. Leaping into the air, Arzhael came down upon Virus with a great and powerful swing.
Virus dashed to the side, easily able to predict the linear and telegraphed motion. The demonic knight was relentless however, immediately following up with relentless offense. The Bio-Weapon was only barely able to keep up with the blade's quick strikes and massive reach, narrowly evading the blows from Arzhael's shield and parrying away the slashes with his hardened forearms. The blade's sharp edge only grated against the notoriously dense armor that encased Virus, significantly lowering the damage.
As another slash came hurtling toward Virus, the predator's instincts kicked in full, now able to have a solid read on Arzhael's striking pattern.
Virus turned as he ducked low, feeling the wind rush past him as Arzhael's sword sailed right above him. Balancing on a single foot, Virus placed a hand on the ground as his other leg shot forward, the heel of his armored foot quickly moving to strike the swordsman's knee.
"Your movements are far too predictable!"
Virus takes some glancing blows from Arzhael's blade, before countering with a turning low kick to the knee!
Amongst other things, it seemed like Virus was proud of his origins. For good reasons to, since he managed to scare off scientists who knew they were making the most atrocious monster possible, which was a feat in itself. The creature seemed to revel in the fact that he was a monster, which was simply magnificent to see in action. Arzhael absolutely needed to get his hand on something similar, as a mount, a pet, or even simply a travel buddy of some sort. Of course, this one was already showing too much sentience and opinions, something that wouldn't do.
During his offensive, the swordsman felt like there was no obvious fault in Virus's defense. His chitin was strong, way stronger than it had any right to be, and his movements were precise, this thing knew its body well, and how to protect it even better. Of course, the comment about how predictable he was did not exactly resonate with him, since the fighting style of Virus could barely be considered anything above a wild hunter. With a swift movement, he raised his leg that had been targeted by the bio-weapon to connect the 'heel' of his opponent's foot to the strongest plate on his greaves, effectively turning his sucker punch into nothing more than a scratch on his armor.
'' I agree, having more of you around would certainly make this planet more bearable. But it would also diminish what makes you special, and I think that would be sad.''
He answered once he had a bit of breathing room in this fight. He was not losing yet, but he was not winning either, which was not exactly a comfortable position to be in.
'' And as far as predictability is concerned, your grotesque body can only do so much to hide the fact that you fight like an animal... a predatory, really effective animal, but still an animal.''
As he said that, he would throw away his shield and grab his sword with both hands, preparing the style he actually mastered. His sword was okay at single-hand but showed real effectiveness with both.
'' No style, little technique, and reliance on surprise and brute strength. Martial art isn't something you can brute force, or rather, there is a limit to which you can. You remain an untamed monster, and although you are stronger than me, you struggle to put a scratch on my skin. ''
With his final word, Arzhael would slam his foot to the ground and attempt a ki-powered slash. He had to make him bleed, to break his armor, to find something faulty in Virus's defense, or he would lose this fight. If he was a knight, Virus was the dragon.
Arzhael attacks with Hakai Release: Cut boosted with Demonic Might! 19,500 worth of damage!
Virus clicked his tongue as he felt his foot press deeply against the armored plating covering the knight's shins. This fight was posing to be immensely interesting in Virus' thoughts. Arzhael's defenses were easily on par with his own, with both fighters boasting a stupidly notorious set of armor that encased them. The Bio-Weapon's go-to style of cutting and ripping wasn't going to work against someone like Arzhael...
"An animal? Why, I'm insulted." Virus scoffed out in reply, before chuckling bemusedly. While it was true that Virus' initial style in combat was more predatory and animalistic, it was far from the only thing he had up his sleeve. It was his comfort choice, of sorts.
He smiled as Arzhael tossed aside his shield and grasped the handle of his sword with both hands, changing his stance entirely.
"Call me untamed all you like; I take great pride in my independence. Yet, if you wish me to fight less like 'an animal', then by all means..."
Virus paused his speech with a low and corrupted chuckle, rolling his neck with a loud crack. He stomped down onto the ground to cement his position and changed into a vastly different stance. One hand raised to guard the top of Virus' head, whilst his other arm was stretched at his side at an unnaturally wide angle.
It was a complex martial stance that only the Saiyan Elite had the luxury of learning, one that revolved around fierce momentum-based offense and blunt force trauma... And here Virus stood, boasting it with full confidence.
As Arzhael approached with a Ki-infused blade, so too did Virus. Stepping to the side with a powerful stomp to stabilize himself, Virus used the hand that covered his head to push against the broad side of Arzhael's blade, shoving it aside aggressively.
"Did you really think the ultimate biological weapon was some mindless beast? Kha-ha-ha!" Virus taunted with an airy laugh. "...Power isn't the only thing I was genetically infused with!"
In an attempt to make use of his favored positioning, Virus finally went on the offensive after fighting so reactionary. He stepped toward Arzhael again, aura flaring up like a wildfire as his free hand shot forward. A deafeningly powerful straight punch was thrown at Arzhael's stomach, aiming to dent that notorious armor and work to weaken it.
Virus uses [UTILITY]Apex of Mimicry: Saiyan Stance to replicate the fighting style of Saiyan Elites!
Activating MAX Power and reacting with a [Light]Rending Slash, flavored as a quick deflection to fizzle out the Hakai Release: Cut! 19,440 VS 19,500 = Fizzle!