Kazam was sent flying by the Melee version of the Null House, stopping and seemingly standing midair as Heit began chanting his "Lazy Lazy" thing
"Kazam is a hero because Kazam has superpowers. And people with superpowers have an obligation to help people who don't have them! With great abilities come great accountability!" This was, once again, a quote from a comic book. The main philosophy of the ever popular Great Satanman's character is next to exactly what Kazam had said. However despite this apparent lack of any originality in his personal philosophy he clearly has conviction behind what he said...
And then, once again, a pink Sphere of energy formed in the middle of Kazam's forehead as he focused and... "ONE MORE TIME! TASTE THE MIGHTY MAJIN BEAM CANNON, SUPERVILLIAN!" A pink, crackling beam of energy fired, the Null House's effect still weakening it but it seems the Majin has put far more force and energy behind it as he fired and it still went directly at the Lazy Lazy Nah's beam, clashing with it with furiosity, pink lightning crashing around it as he screamed...
Kazam intercepts the Lazy Lazy Nah with an MP Boosted Majin beam (50-10%=40% 40%+10% boost equals 50% attack) Damage- 16,000. The two attacks should fizzle
1/6KP 4/6MP 30/250% damage threshhold
Last Edit: Sept 3, 2022 14:59:46 GMT -5 by Majin Zam
Heit was blown back as the two beams clashed, causing a wave of force to blow Heit back into a nearby wall. Bricks lay scattered and broken around him as he quickly stood back up. So his second best technique could be neutralized by this Mighty Majin Beam? Heit felt another rush of excitement as he rubbed his hands together and charged forward from the pile of debris, not wanting his opponent to have time to fly away or start a counterattack!
Heit's assault this time was a flurry of careful punches, each aimed to disorient an ordinary person, though his opponent's rubber-like physiology certainly made this melee assault tougher to land and half as fruitful. The realization that he was on the back foot of this engagement further awoke his burning passion for combat!
"Power brings an obligation, you say? So what makes me a villain, then? Me not using my power to help others? Taking the selfish choice when the going gets tough?" Heit asked as he continued to chase the Majin down with more and more punches flying furiously!
"I see what you're saying. When you have the means to help someone, you should. But can others be judged so harshly for not having the strength to be so kind?" Heit would posit between each blow, trying to see what the man behind the cheap mask thought.
Heit focuses on regaining his strength, through some melee. WC:230 TWC:2,532 KP:2/6 MP:5/6 Damage:60/250%
"If someone have powers but don't have the ability or inclination to help people, Kazam suppose that's that person's choice!" Kazam blocked and swung simple melee attacks as well, regaining his own strength while continuing this conversation. "Not everyone wants to be a hero or has the kind of personality that makes them feel they should help people. Not everyone who does is brave enough to risk getting hurt to do so. And that's fine! But if someone starts using powers to hurt people, to take advantage of those weaker than them or to lash out in anger at people who can't or won't defend themselves, that person is a villain. And that person needs to be stopped!"
This is...once again an almost word for word quote from another popular superhero team, The Bionic 4 Issue 24 in fact, but we won't fault the Majin for this. As dumb as it may seem, the entirety of his personal philosophy has been formed and colored with the words of exaggerated, heroic paragons of superhero stories, and while he often falls short at being just as good as any of these Idealized champions, Kazam fully tries to hold himself to their standards...and as we've seen on a few occasions completely fails to do so often but at least he tries.
"Besides, Kazam only fighting you because you threw a car at him after he stopped your goons, remember? You're acting like Kazam's being real judgmental when you started this fight!!"
Kazam also holds off on using techniques, catching his breath and regaining his strength for the moment 2/6 KP 5/6 MP 30/250%
Last Edit: Sept 3, 2022 15:15:26 GMT -5 by Majin Zam
While Heit continued to be irked by the Majin's insistence on him being some villainous ring leader, he could respect the Majin's way of thinking. He did not know Earthern comics, and as such was assuming all of his words were lessons Kazam had learned through painful trials and tribulations. As such, he grunted with respect at Kazam's opening statement, before he got slightly irritated once again by the hero's preposterous claims.
"One, you're the one who's landing cost me that delicious barbecue! Two, those were not my goons, friends, allies, or even acquaintances. I was trying to be helpful. And three, you still haven't even apologized for that first thing! You'd throw a car at me if the roles were reversed," Heit said, getting distracted by a taste he still recalled for the moment as his barrage slowed in ferocity.
"But alas, by your definition it would seem I am the villain here. Pity," Heit said with a sly grin on his face. He didn't put all that much stock in heroes or villains, but he not only understood Kazam's commitment to the ideals, but he also respected it. Heit stopped his barrage and focused more on defense as his eyes, scanned the room around the Majin, and spotted more tunnels further down past this clearing the two had renewed their brawl in.
Heit would make a feint before charging past the Majin deeper into the sewer system!
Heit's using the Joestar Family Technique for dubious reasons. WC:239 TWC:2771 KP:4/6 MP:6/6 Damage: 60/250
"Whether or not they were your guys, you still helped them break into that shop Baron!" Kazam ducked the feinted punch, providing enough of an opening for the Acrosian Assailant to attempt to slip away via running further into the sewer system... Jeez was this guy a supervillian or an Adolescent Toxic Shinobi Slug? What was it with him and Sewers? He continued the conversation as he flew after his opponent. "Besides which, ruined barbecue is not an excuse to try and kill someone with a thrown car! For pete sake if that hit someone other than Kazam it would of killed them. Not to mention you definitely just drove the owner's insurance rate through the roof. Even if you aren't some kind of criminal mastermind your still the one who started the fight and you cant deny it, Blue Baron!"
Kazam kept flying after his opponent, the pink and blue aura that overtook him while doing so providing a little light in the otherwise dim tunnels. The smell of...things probably neither of the two combatants wanted to think about filled the air as they continued on this merry chase, and Kazam kept an eye out for side tunnels he could duck into and try to use to corner the Baron by getting ahead of them.
Kazam chases after, still not using any attacks as he does
Unfortunately for both hero and villain, since South City was such a heavily populated vacation spot, the sewer systems were vast and labyrinthine. There were plenty of side tunnels for either side of the brawl to duck into, yet neither could truly gauge where they went. While the Majin had the advantage of mobility, Heit was mainly moving with a determined pace as he kept an eye on his pursuer.
"Insurance rates be damned, hero! And for your information, I calculated the arc of that Earthling contraption before I threw it. It and you were meant to land in the bay nearby," Heit defended, glancing along the ceiling until he found what he sought.
He didn't have much of a plan for beating the Majin. Like himself, his opponent was a fast thinker and sound combatant. In truth, he had no idea where exactly he was running. He was mainly just trying to stall for time, as he and the Majin could potentially trade blows all night. Yet as his opponent was glancing at the side tunnels, Heit's ruby eyes were on the ceiling. He launched a series of ki blasts in a flurry behind him, not much weight behind them yet the intent was to distract. With a rather dramatic flip over onto the other side of the stretch of the pipeline they were on he got ready to trade punches with his opposition again.
He realized he was better off defending than attacking, as his pursuer seemed intent on him being captured by the Earthling authorities. He would not allow that, but he needed his opponent to fumble, or err if only for a moment. That would allow him to strike back and regain some of this fight's momentum.
"Your contempt for the livelihood of the average citizen disgusts Kazam, sir" Kazam kept flying, right through the dust falling from the ceiling that Heit had created with his distraction attack, once again falling on a quote from a comic to express a more...intelligent point than one would expect the Majin to be able to make. And then Heit began taking on a more defensive move than just simply trying to outrun the Majin. The chubby humanoid through a series of punches, but did not put as much energy as usual behind them, seeming to be preparing for something by conserving his own energy while trying to keep Heit on the defensive.
By his own admission, if you were to ask him in his non-heroic identity, Majin Zam is not the smartest. But when it comes to fighting, he's almost a Savant. He knew he currently had the upperhand in this fight, despite the Accrosian fighter's best efforts, and he didn't want to lost that advantage. However that meant the faster he ended this fight, the better. He couldn't risk the Blue Baron suddenly managing to get the upper hand over him and escaping to cause more trouble to others elsewhere...
Kazam is throwing Non-Ki attack punches to test Heit's defenses while conserving his own energy
Heit's hands flew up as the hero began to swarm with a melee assault. It didn't take a master tactician to see that both sides were waiting for the other to slip up. If Heit wasn't so mildly inconvenienced by the Majin, he could even see the two of them becoming friends after this battle. Yet the hero refused to even apologize. Some good guy...
"Don't act noble or that you care about the people of this planet. You have no respect for the livelihood of the people you call criminals. You saw them back there. They weren't scared of a hero catching them, they were afraid of you assaulting them. If you think criminals should fear you, I question if being a hero is so noble. I may be a "villain", but I don't skulk the night looking for people to assault to prove myself. I've been slighted, and when I told you such you completely ignored me. You don't care about the ordinary people of this planet. You just want to live this fantasy that you're a hero by chasing criminals, Kazoomie."
Heit's words were punctuated as a few of the Majin's blows glanced across his hard bio armor. He didn't care if his words gave the Majin an epiphany, or even if he was listening. He was just venting his frustration as a way to calm back down. Fighting while irritated was bad form, and it was hurting more than helping. Between blocks and dodges, Heit took a deep breath and tried to re-focus on his chances of victory. He decided he was better off reacting to...whatever it was this Majin was currently planning.
As the two continued to trade blows, the clouds parted and bathed their battle in the moonlight!
Heit used a psychological attack while staying on the defensive. WC:294 TWC:3,356 KP:6/6 MP:6/6 Damage:60/250%
"Oh please, thats like, the most basic of Anti-superhero arguments." Kazam is seemingly unaffected beyond mild annoyance at the apparent psychological attack from the Acrosian. "The moment someone decides that they can hurt whoever they like, take whatever they want, because they don't respect other people or they feel like no one would be able to stop them, they open themselves up to retaliation to be proven wrong. Besides you're acting like Kazam seriously hurt those two, all Kazam did was hit them with some concussive Ki-Shots. They'll wake up in lock up with nothing more than some mild headaches. Kazam ain't the Pulverizor, Kazam's not going out to murder or maim people."
Kazam, seemingly wanting to end this fight soon, flew a bit ahead of his opponent, standing in front of him and cupping his hands, bringing (again) crackling, pink energy into his hands. "Screw it, Kazam is tired of this conversation. Better to end this fight before you can cause anymore trouble for Kazam or anyone else. TASTE MY ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE, THE WARPING MAJIN BEAM CANNON!" Despite his bravado-filled yell, he's yet to attack, seemingly charging this attack in an attempt to hit with a far, far more powerful attack than his previous few.
Kazam is charging the Warping Majin Beam Cannon, a Sparking, Heavy attack with the Counter and Preparation variants.
"Ooooh? Tired of this fight, are we?" Heit said with a raise of his eye ridge. His opponent didn't seem physically winded, but he could imagine that Heit's constant back and forth was mentally exhausting for the rookie hero. He had half a mind to retort in full but decided to drop a comic book quote of his own.
As his opponent, Heit seemed to just cross his arms and stare right at the Majin, unbothered and unworried. "Hero. Villain. None of that matters. I hate those who bully the weak. Why is irrelevant." His words perfectly echoed those of the Great Wolf Bandit from Satanman issue number 7! He didn't elect to howl dramatically as the Lupine Larsonist had in the issue, but his words felt honest and true.
"Do be careful where you aim that, though. I think we're under the city now." He'd say with a calm that betrayed the tensing of his hands and legs as he readied himself for whatever the Majin was planning. He felt a nervous excitement slowly work its way up his spine. Even if he hadn't made any new insights on life during this battle, he'd certainly gotten a good fight out of it!
Heit uses a comic book reference of his own as he waits for Kazam's big move! WC:203 TWC:3,559 KP:6/6 MP:6/6 Damage:60/250%