now lemme start off by explaining exactly what i mean. By realistic, I’m just referring to the absence(or extremely minimal amount) of supernatural elements. so good combat, including hand-to-hand, or weaponry. not including energy blasts and hair color changes. now, this isn’t to say every anime on this is list is completely realistic and has no warping of reality or any supernatural parts to the story, but it’s not the focal point of the combat.(examples: DBZ, Naruto, Bleach, etc.) this isn’t to say those anime are bad, those are actually some of my favorite. but as a fan of actual combat sports, it’s nice to see the sweet science of martial arts get the focus over planet sized balls of energy sometimes. and also, just because there’s no powers doesn’t mean it isn’t over the top. there are still quite a few moments that will make you go “a person can’t do that.” I’m also skipping out on the super popular ones like Samurai champloo and Kenshin, cus..those are just plain ole mandatory lol. ok here we go. *clips may include spoilers*
1) Hajime No Ippo
Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to the Kamogawa boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo’s classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo’s journey to the top of the boxing world begins.
Joe Yabuki is a troubled young man who runs away from an orphanage. Wandering through the Tokyo slums, he meets former boxing trainer Danpei. Joe is later arrested and goes to a temporary jail where he fights Nishi, his future best friend and leader of a group of hooligans. He and Nishi then go to a juvenile prison miles away from Tokyo. There Joe meets Rikiishi, a former boxing prodigy, and a rivalry develops between them. They face each other in a match in which Rikiishi dominates Joe until the latter hits him with a cross-counter, resulting in both being knocked out. This inspires the other prison inmates to take up boxing. Joe and Rikiishi vow to fight again.
3) Grappler Baki
Baki Hanma is a young fighter who yearns to follow in the footsteps of his father, Yujiro, and become the strongest fighter in the world. Through that he trains tirelessly and fights constantly to hone his skills and develop his body to achieve these goals. Many intense battles lay ahead of Baki as he goes about his quest to be the best and ultimately take the title of “King” from his father.
Years ago there was an underground match between Pro Wrestling and Nanshin Shadow Stlye (a secret and deadly form of martial arts) to see which form of martial arts was dominant, The Nanshin Shadow style came out victorious in the battle. Now in the present, the man who was defending Pro-Wrestling is back and is out to destroy Nanshin Shadow style in any way he can; however, it is now up to Kiichi, the son of the previous victor to defend the name of Nanshin Shadow style and it is his job to keep it from being completely erased from existance.
Legends tell of an invincible martial art known as Mutsu Enmei-Ryu, an unarmed style that allows the user to defeat any number of armed opponents using incredible speed and strength. This is the story of three generations of those who bear the name Mutsu, and their encounters and battles with the strongest fighters of their era.
Japan, 1955: Mario Minakami has just arrived at Shounan Special Reform School along with six other teenagers who have been arrested on serious criminal charges. All assigned to the same cell, they meet older inmate Rokurouta Sakuragi—a former boxer—with whom they establish a close bond. Under his guidance, and with the promise that they will meet again on the outside after serving their sentences, the delinquents begin to view their hopeless situation in a better light.
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin follows the seven cellmates as they struggle together against the brutal suffering and humiliation inflicted upon them by Ishihara, a sadistic guard with a grudge on Rokurouta, and Gisuke Sasaki, a doctor who takes pleasure in violating boys. Facing such hellish conditions, the seven inmates must scrape together all the strength they have to survive until their sentences are up; but even if they do, just what kind of lives are waiting for them on the other side?
At the beginning of the Edo Era, when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga holds a fighting tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords. This time, real swords will be used.
One-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this match. Both are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan, who is known as Japan’s greatest swordsman. Each of them are determined to prove himself the successor of Iwamoto’s school. However, there can only be one champion.
So begins a story of intertwining fates, conflict, and strange destinies.
Tiger Mask (whose real name was Naoto Date) was a feared heel wrestler in America who was extremely vicious in the ring. However, he became a face after returning to Japan when a young boy said that he wanted to be a villain like Tiger Mask when he grew up. The boy resided in an orphanage, the same one that Tiger Mask grew up in during his childhood. Feeling that he did not want the boy to idolize a villain, Tiger was inspired to be a heroic wrestler.
The main antagonist in the manga and anime was Tigers’ Den, a mysterious organization that trained young people to be villainous heel wrestlers on the condition that they gave half of their earnings to the organization. Tiger Mask was once a member of Tigers’ Den under the name “Yellow Devil”, but no longer wanted anything to do with them, instead donating his money to the orphanage. This infuriated the leader of the organization and he sent numerous assassins, including other professional wrestlers, to punish him.
9) History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi
“Weak Legs” Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self improvement books than fighting. However, when he finally works up the courage to become strong and join his school’s karate club, he is coerced into fighting a bullying upperclassman who is intent on getting him kicked out of the club. He is about to give it all up until he falls for his mysterious new classmate, Miu Furinji. In order to face this challenge, he undergoes rigorous training at the dojo she lives at, Ryouzanpaku. Some initial training by the masters there allow him to defeat his upperclassman, however his fighting prowess brings him to the attention of the powerful gang of delinquents, Ragnarok. Wishing to protect the things he loves and determined to have the strength to face the increasing adversity, he must learn various martial arts from the dojo’s resident masters, taking Karate, Muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and Chinese Martial Arts and combining them to create his own fighting style!
welp there ya go, my list of good ole non super magical fighting anime. all the synopses came from Myanimelist.com feel free to comment some of your faves. it’d be dope to see this list grow, because anime like these aren’t really common or easy to come by!.
when Charlie and Dennis write the dayman song, Charlie comes up with the line "he's a master of karate" because mac does karate... and then Dennis says "and friendship for everyone" and the three of them are best friends and they love each other
please, please, I really need to learn some kick ass moves and you are the only
one who can help me!” Nick begged through the phone for about the sixteenth
time that week. He wanted me to teach him some kicks and stuff because he was
casted as Ben Parish for the new movie, The 5th Wave and wanted to
improve his fighting skills before the filming started. My father taught me how
to fight when I was a little and I had three older brothers who I was always
fighting with, so I knew one or two things about how to kick someone’s ass.
will teach you the moves, you don’t need extra lessons from me,” I rolled my
eyes turning a page in my History book I was trying to read, but my phone kept
distracting me from it.
“I do! I
have never did anything like this, I don’t want to seem unprofessional. Please,
Y/N, just one afternoon.”
knowing he wouldn’t give up until I say yes. I watched at my calendar seeing
that the rest of the week was kind of full with my practices and extra lessons
and the filming was about to start on Sunday.
today,” I said and then heard him shout a loud “YES!” in response to my answer.
be honest, I’m already on my way to your place, so ten minutes and I’m there,”
he said making me raise my eyebrows.
you know I would say yes eventually?”
please, I know you. Also, I didn’t know, I wanted to knock on your door until
you say yes.”
at him and then just ended the call. I put away all my books knowing I would be
able to study more that day and in exact ten minutes Nick arrived to my house.
friends since we met at a casting about five years before. He didn’t get the
role he went for, but I got in. On the other hand, my acting career came to an
end there, I realized I didn’t want to do this, but he became a well-known
actor since then and I was proud to be his friend.
doorbell rang and I run down to open it. Nick was waiting for me there in a
pair of dark jeans and a plain, grey T-shirt. I couldn’t help but take a deep
breath seeing his causal but hot look. I couldn’t deny that I was attracted to
him. He was tall, handsome and just awesome, but I knew that thousands of other
girls found him hot since he became a star and that some of them were way more
beautiful than me, so I was just kind of silently admiring him all the time.
smiled at me giving me a quick hug that reminded me how much taller he was than
out into the backyard where I already set up a few mats we could practice on.
what do you want to know?” I asked as we stood at the middle.
I want to be like… Like you were when you fought with that creepy girl in the
He only saw
me fighting a few times, when he came to the gym while I was practicing, but he
was always impressed how easily I could kick anyone out in minutes.
nodding my head and then we started with the basic things. I showed him the
stuff my dad showed me when I was younger. I taught him how to defend himself
and how to hit with his fist in the proper way.
I’ll hit you,” he sighed when I told him to try to hit my face.
“Oh, that’s sweet, you think you can actually hit me?” I chuckled. He wasn’t
that bad, but there was no way he would be able to win against me.
underestimate me!” he protested. “What if I’m just pretending to be bad and am
actually a karate master?” he asked arching an eyebrow at me.
see it. Why don’t we have a fight? If you are that great, I’m sure you can
win,” I challenged and I could see that he wasn’t really into my idea, but
nodded anyway. He just didn’t want to look like a chicken.
We took our
positions and when I nodded the fight had started. Needless to say, that it
took be about half a minute to take him down and win the fight. I was holding
his hands back and kept him in place by placing one of my hands to his chest
pressing it down. Our faces were dangerously close and I felt my heart starting
to beat really fast.
told you I would win,” I whispered gulping hard. He stared into my eyes for a
long moment and I was just about to let go of him when suddenly, with one
perfect move he turned us over, so now I was on the ground and he was pinning
me down. I gasped in surprise and I was ready to hear him brag about how he
turned us over, but then he crashed his lips to mine surprising me for the
second time within a few seconds.
for a few long moments, his hands were on my waist and I put my arms around his
neck pulling him closer to me. But then we both pulled away trying to catch our
something you would do in a fight?” I joked chuckling lightly. He smiled at me
shaking his head.
is something I have wanted to do in a long time,” he admitted making me blush
immediately. “And I think it was the perfect ending of our fight,” he added
grinning at me.
*tw for child abuse, neglect, molestation, drugs, alcohol.
SO I JUST GOT INTO THE FANDOM OKAY IVE BEEN A FAN FOREVER BUT I DIDNT KNOW THERE WAS A FANBASE LIKE THE ONE ON TUMBLR SO IM GOING TO SAY WHAT IVE THOUGHT FOREVER AND EVER ABOUT NIGHTMAN/DAYMAN THEORIES.
《《none of this is edited so sorry for errors i dont care at the moment》》
Okay so I want to suggest something that I havent heard before. We all know the theory of the Nightman being Uncle Jack and him molesting Charlie (and the big strong sexy hands was something Jack probably made him say since thats his insecurity) anyway, Charlie really wanted Mac to be the Dayman. Mac was Charlie’s childhood friend and even if he never said that he was molested he would have almost definitely been really depressed. He looked up to Mac. When he thinks of the Dayman, fighter of the Nightman, he thinks about him being the master of karate. Its Mac’s thing and it always has been. Dennis, also being very close to Mac, thought of friendship when he hears the karate part. It doesnt really fit together and thats why its so funny but for them it does especially in relation to Mac. Even though he didnt fight Uncle Jack he still wouldve ‘fought’ Charlie’s depression. He would have been the little light of happiness that he had while his mother neglected hin as a child and with Uncle Jack and the bullies at school. As the show goes on Charlie’s illiteracy progresses and his thinking gets more impulsive and he’s more childlike than he already was. He huffs glue and spray paint and gasoline and he drinks paint along with occasional hard drug use and constant alcoholism. Like I said hes a lot more childish as the show progresses and he doesnt really think things through. That does serious damage to your brain and the childish 'its us against the world’ ideas go along with his other views of the world (examples are the waitress one day loving him if he 'protects’ her, winning her love in a disney like song, not thinking if the consequences of his actions, his strange obsessions with birds rats the waitress, his fears of the world being a bad place outside Philly, eating random things, his games that he plays with franks, being almost totally okay with Charlie Work even though its clearly not fair) When he was a kid Mac stood up for him (as best he could) like in the reunion episode when Mac keeps telling him he doesn’t need to do that shit to impress their peers. Charlie gets super jealous when Dennis and Mac have private schemes but he knows Mac always comes back (that whole entire episode on Mac being his best friend) and in a way Mac is his champion for always sticking by him (in his own strange way). To me the Dayman represents Mac’s friendship as a parallel to the Nightman being the personificatiom of Uncle Jack’s abuse. Even though Charlie says he becomes the Dayman I think its because he’s still with Mac and has learned so much from him. I truly think the Dayman is at least influenced by his admiration of Mac.
Ive never heard any other fans say this and I was wondering if anyone else also thought it.
Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Characters... As Told By Someone Who’s Never Seen It
Thanks to the great @ultranerdygirl, I’ve been exposed to a lot of SvsTFOE content. However, I still haven’t seen the show! This is what I think it’s about.
She’s the main character… obviously. She’s a magical princess from another dimension. She has great taste in clothing and beats up monsters. Fabulous. She seems like Mabel Pines on Steriods. I mean, what a badass cutie pie.
He’s Star’s bff! Also smooch buddy. I don’t even know these characters and I ship them. I mean look at them together… so cute.
He is a karate master with anxiety. He also likes pugs. We need more Marcos in the world.
No body????? Other-dimension magic????? He looks like a badass????? I wouldn’t want to meet him/her/them in a dark alley??????
He has no last name so you know he’s important. He’s like P!nk or Tarzan. This guy looks like a douche. Like he would either be texting six girls at a time, or wear a fedora and complain about the friendzone, or this he’s some hot shit. I don’t know him but I don’t like him.
King and Queen
You can tell that they are snooty because of their proper fashions and uptight facial expressions. I’m sure they are kind and loving parents, but they probably are the kind of parents that try to teach lessons the “wrong way,” leaving the child to learn for themselves.
She strikes me as a Mackenzie Zales type person. Head cheerleader, homecoming queen, part-time model. Mean girl. Waaaaay too much mascara. Girl those lashes are clumpy.
Main baddie! He is smol. Very rage. Star needs to punt that punk. Also why do these people not have last names, but the Butterfly family does?
I know nothing of this character. However, she is a cool skateboarder and is Star’s friend… maybe? She has no last name that I can find. Is she from another dimension? Is she a mermaid? She looks like a mermaid.
Not sure how a villain named Toffee can be intimidating… but he sure looks like it! Like he could work for Crowley… a cross roads demon, making deals! Like an unholy businessman. He looks like an evil little fucker. Bad, Toffee! Bad!
Michael Jai White is an accomplished martial artist, holding black belts in seven different styles: Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Kobudo, Goju Ryu (for which he studied under Master Eddie Morales where he learned to sharpen his Goju karate technique), Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin,with a specific focus in Kyokushin (although his style incorporates aspects of many different martial arts forms).White started training in the martial arts at the age of seven with Shotokan moving to other styles later.
Listen up, you are amazing and i love you. you have my soul <3 So, how about the KiriDai dorks reacting to their gf's being fricking amazing boxers/martial artists (i don't really know what it's called in english orz)? Like, they see her practicing in the gym or something. Thank you, and you are so awesome!!
(*/ω＼*) So- sweet…. Soul? Oh my! Do you need your soul back? I am sure you do, but… I am afraid the Douche Squad took it away from me! Your precious soul is on their hands now! We should form a plan to retrieve it! (*^*)o
HANAMIYA: One of the things he least expected was seeing her in just shorts and a revealing gray tank top, kicking mercilessly at a sand bag. Hanamiya couldn’t resist marveling at her sexy, long, creamy legs, delicate arms and the beautiful, mouth-watering muscles they hid underneath.He liked the sight so much, he could easily go and lick her to death. He wolf-whistled appreciatively. “So much ferocity; for such a small person.” His sudden appearance seemed to startle her at first. “What- What are you doing here, Makoto?” Instead of answering her question, he neared and gripped her wrists. “Why don’t you show me what you’ve really got, hm?” He challenged and, without offering any other warning, twisted her around to crush against his chest. By reflex alone, she countered and found herself on top of him, rendering Hanamiya securely trapped under her strong legs. “Nice.” He commented, smirking and scrutinizing their position, rubbing at her bare skin. “We are adding this in our bedroom routine,” he declared and pulled her down in a fiery kiss.
HARA: Sneaking up on her turned out to be a horrible idea. He didn’t even know she was a karate master prior to this day! When he stealthily neared, instinctively, her hand shot upwards to assault the intruder. Hara was lucky he managed to duck, but his gum wasn’t as fortunate. His bubble popped violently when her fist grazed his jaw, making him instantly spit his gum in a quite theatrical way. “Whoa, whoa. I come in peace!” he raised his arms defensively. Hara was adept at parrying and delivering punches and kicks, but he hadn’t received any martial arts training before. Albeit smaller, it was obvious that his girlfriend could push him flat on the ground. Evading that embarrassing detail, “Wow. You could have told me that your limbs are so flexible, __-chan! Imagine all the possibilities!” he remarked teasingly, making her blush at the innuendo and apologize under her breath. “You owe me a whole box of new gums for this. I might just forgive __-chan after that.”
FURUHASHI: His initially indifferent expression was tinted with surprise. He should have guessed that something like this was bound to happen, after she told him to meet up with her at this dojo. He kept quietly watching from the sidelines, as she battled against a much bigger opponent, a wild-looking man, and the spectators, namely the rest of the students, were staring in awe at __-nee-sama, for being so agile and fierce, not leaving the other person a chance to take a breath. She wasn’t underestimated here. It seemed as though the other students knew very well what she was capable of; he begrudgingly admitted to himself that he was the only one that didn’t know his own girlfriend could kick a man of this size in the air and rise triumphant. After finishing the match, she noticed him watching her and run to his side. “How was it? Did you like my— Eh…. I’m so sorry if this is sudden! I didn’t know how else to show you my… passion. I am an assistant master in this dojo,” she sputtered in one hasty breath, hardly making sense and pointing at the black belt around her waist. “I can teach you if you want!” she excitedly offered, cheeks blushing from exertion. He lifted his hand to touch her face with the back of his palm. “Do teach me then, Sensei.”
SETO: Finding her alone in the gym, wearing a pair of hard, puffy boxer gloves and punching at a cumbersome red training bag was not what he sought out to do. He was only meaning to use the abandoned court as an ideal sleeping place. Her focused, stressed features, tense muscles and glistening with perspiration forehead and neck were a sight to behold. It almost made him salivate at the spectacle. She shot him an askance glance the moment she sensed his arrival, but other than that she didn’t acknowledge his presence, which, frankly, quite irked him. Why wasn’t he told of her skills? Why didn’t she deem it necessary to reveal she was a boxer? Seto wordlessly, but demandingly, moved towards her, standing at her back and placing his arms around her waist. She didn’t stop her exercise at all. While caressing her skin, he could feel her abdominal muscles clench under his touch as his hands slowly roamed around her small, but toned, body. Seto leaned closer to her ear and bit lightly. “Keeping secrets from me?”
YAMAZAKI: “Holy shit” he cursed upon seeing her practicing her judo techniques. Granted, he had never gotten along with the judo club of Kirisaki, as they tended to pick fights with him and the other way around. Watching her exercise, though, was a damn hot sight, that made him forget he had stupidly promised himself to spite every judo fighter. Without fully realizing, he felt a jab of jealousy just thinking she surely had male instructors before, which had the chance to constantly watch her twisting around flexibly in her small, but strong body. Yamazaki clenched his fists, wondering how many stronger opponents she had brought to their knees and how many stupid judo muscle-heads had admired and ogled his girlfriend practicing before. Suddenly, looking dejected for a reason he couldn’t really tell, she tugged pieces of her hair in her messy ponytail. “I didn’t want you to see this…” It suddenly dawned on him that he had probably given her a completely wrong impression concerning his opinion on martial arts in general. “…You may not like judo, but… you see… there is a tournament going on right now and my match is scheduled for this Saturday.” He gaze was held downcast while she talked. “It would be…great…if you could watch me compete.”
Tom walked into his house very late that night. He flipped the light on and almost screamed. “Avery!” He shouted, at seeing his sister sitting on a large throne in middle of the room. “Were you just sitting here waiting in the dark?” He hesitated, “and where did that throne come from?”
“I brought it here, for dramatic effect.” Avery took a sip from a wine glass she twirled in her hands. “The wine glass is for the same effect. But, the better question, Thomas, is what are you doing here?” Avery asked.
“It’s… my house? Also… Tom isn’t short for anything? Why did you call me Thomas? That’s not even my name?” He said. Avery stood up and paced menacingly towards him.
“What time is it, Tom?”
“Um… Late?” Tom smiled sheepishly.
“It’s three o’clock in the morning, Tom!” Avery hissed. Tom crossed his arms.
“So what?” Tom muttered. “You’re not the boss of me! I was just hanging out with Marco!”
“It’s not who you were hanging out with, it’s what you two were doing!” Avery yelled. She reached into her handbag and she pulled out a DVD. “Do you know who this is?” She handed Tom a Mackie Hand DVD.
“Nope.” Tom lied. “No idea.”
“Really?” Avery asked, unconvinced. “Because you brought him back from the dead several hours ago.” She said. Avery motioned to the corner, where Mackie Hand was striking karate poses; apparently he still thought he was fighting the guys from the theatre.
“Oh hey…. What do you know?” Tom shrugged. “You’d think he wouldn’t go back to the underworld… but here he is.”
“You brought a karate master back from the DEAD!?!?” Avery screamed.
“Yah? So what?”
“SO WHAT!?!? Tom do you know how much trouble you can get in for this!?!” She asked. “You need to be approved! You can’t just bring someone back from the dead! The federation needs to give you permission and the proper spell! Why do you think he looks like a fricken’ zombie!?” Avery told him.
“It looks like a zombie because zombies are awesome.” Tom rolled his eyes.
“Tom! The federation puts these rules out for you to follow! You can’t just break them to impress your… your… your BOYFRIEND!” Avery screamed.
“He’s NOT my boyfriend!”
“Tom you’re not even strong enough to perform a resurrection spell! You can hurt yourself!”
“I didn’t hurt myself!” Tom insisted.
“Then how’d you get that bruise?” Avery pointed to a bruise forming on the side of his head.
“I may of… hurt myself after the spell… by falling around six stories out of the sky… not as bad as it sounds it was actually pretty cool.” Tom admitted. He quickly dropped the subject. “And I’m not getting permission from those hacks in that dumb federation to do shit! Since when do demons have to fill out a FORM to perform magic!” He snapped. “The underworld used to be a powerful, fair and just empire where demons could live like… well… demons! Not cowards!” Tom brooded.
“Tom, stop it.” Avery commanded.
“No! When our family ruled it was fine and everyone was happy, that was what mom and dad always did, was make sure everyone was happy! Now these idiots try and put limits on our magic! And-and it’s their fault MOM AND DAD ARE GONE!” He screamed. Avery hit him upside the head.
“I said shut-up!” Avery hissed. “Tom, don’t talk like that. Grandma and grandpa did what was best for kingdom. It’s not their fault it backfired. But as for now we have to follow the rules they put in place.” Avery sighed.
“Make me…” Tom mumbled.
“Excuse me?” Avery seethed with rage. Tom spoke up.
“I said; MAKE ME!” He dared. “Avery you can bet on it that every time I leave this house I’m gonna do something the fed doesn’t want me doing!”
Avery opened her mouth to yell the kid’s head off, but stopped. “You’re right. That why you’re not gonna leave this house.” She said.
“Wait… what? You can’t ground me.” Tom said. Avery smirked. She walked over to the door, and snapped her fingers. There was a flash around her hands and the door.
“I just did. Try to leave.” She instructed. Tom did so, only to realize there was some sort of force keeping him inside the house.
“Did you jinx my house!?” He shouted angrily.
“Yes. It’ll wear off in about two weeks. Until then, think about what you’ve done.” Avery turned to Mackie Hand and snapped her fingers again. He collapsed into a once-again-dead corpse. “And rebury him once you get a chance.” She instructed. “Goodbye, Tom.”
With that note, Avery left the house. Tom ran to the door. “AVERY ONCE THIS SPELL WEARS OFF I’M GONNA FIND YOU AND GET YOU BACK FOR THIS!!!!” He screamed. Avery turned back to look at him. She took a few steps forward and put her hand on Tom’s head. He felt a small shock.
“What the hell was that?”
“That’ll teach you to threaten me!” She barked. “I put a few… Limitations on your powers.”
“WHAT!?!?!” Tom tried to conjure flames, but only smoke came up from his hands. “WHY!! HOW!!??” He stammer-screamed. Avery waved her hand at him.
“Tom… I’m so much stronger than you. I’m not even trying.” She smirked. “Stop being so aggressive and I wouldn’t need to resort to that.”
“You took my powers!?!”
“No! Of course not! I only gave them some…. restrictions.” Avery said.
“I can hardly do nothing, Ave!” Tom hissed.
“You CANNOT do ANYTHING, Tom.” She corrected.
“I’ll get you for this.” He grumbled.
“Whatever you say, Tom. I’ll be back in two weeks.” She said. Tom opened his mouth but she cut him off. “LONG before the spell on the house wears off. So don’t even think about running away again…. Because I WILL find you… I ALWAYS find you.”
Three days later Tom kept pushing at the boarder in his door despite knowing it was pointless. “AHH!” He screamed at himself. “This is so DUMB!” He hissed and fell back onto the floor. He sat up and tried to conjure flames again. Nothing but smoke came up from his hands again. He screamed at himself and got up.
“How the hell- what the hell!?” Tom hissed and dropped down in a chair by the corner. There was knock on the door. Tom shot up confused, who the hell was here? He opened the door and almost dropped; it was Marco.
“Oh… hey. What’s up?” Tom asked.
“I um… I’ve been hitting you up. Where have you been?” Marco asked.
“Um… here?” Tom responded. “Yah… I saw you called me but… I thought it was a mistake so I didn’t… answer.” Tom admitted.
“It wasn’t a mistake.” Marco assured. “I actually… just wanted to see if you… wanted to hang out again… I actually had fun that last time.” Marco said. Tom looked shocked.
“R-really?” He asked. “You can… come in if you want.” Tom offered. “I sort of can’t leave. It’s a long story.” Tom left it at that. Marco gave him a little smile and walked in, he decided not to ask about why he couldn’t leave.
“You’ve got a nice house.” Marco said. He’d only ever seen his coach. The house looked almost identical, only without a lot of stuff in it. It was messy nonetheless though.
“Thanks… I don’t spend a lot of time here thought. I mostly just drop my stuff off and crash here when plans don’t fall through.” Tom explained.
“Oh. Where are you normally?” Marco asked. Tom bit his lip. He didn’t know if he should tell him where he always went. Spying on the higher ranked demons, taking notes on what the federation was planning… still hopelessly looking for his parents. He didn’t know why he always kept looking, questioning members of the elite, when the logical part of him knew they were gone. He couldn’t just… let go so easily.
“Around.” Tom answered. Marco nodded; he knew there was more to this story that he shouldn’t question.
“So I should go.” Marco said. “I just um… came to give you this.” He handed Tom the badge from the night they hung out. “Your anger management coach is kind of a jerk. I think you earned this. You deserve more credit than you give yourself. It may not be my place to tell you that but… it’s the truth.” Marco explained. He was about to walk out the door when he turned back. “I…. hope to see you again. If you’re cool with that.”
“Y-yah… I’d like that.” Tom answered. Marco gave him thumbs up and hopped out the door. Tom stood in place long after he was gone.
“Wow.” He whispered to himself.
“Tom? You here?” Avery asked. She walked into his house.
“How could I leave?” Tom asked. She smiled proudly.
“You can’t.” Avery smirked. “Give me your hand.”
“Do you want your powers back or not?” She threatened. Tom gave her his hand immediately after she said that. There was the same shocking feeling. He pulled back and tried to make a flame. He was back to normal.
“So I hope you learned a lesson after all this.” Avery said.
“Yah. I learned that if I’m gonna fight the federation I gotta do it behind your back.” Tom responded. Avery shook her head.
“Tom, can you just try to care about your well-being for one MINUTE!?” Avery cried. “If not for you… for me. I-I can’t do it again, Tom. Mom and dad went missing because of them… and I don’t want to wake up one morning and find out they took you away from me in the middle of the night. I can’t do it again, Tom, I can’t loose you too. They’re dangerous. Do what they say, please.” Avery begged. “I don’t want to loose you too.” She sighed. She seemed tiered. Tom rocked on his heels.
“Don’t worry about it.” She interrupted. “You should be able to leave now, I can’t keep you trapped here forever. It’s not like you wouldn’t find a way around it.” Avery admitted. “I should go.” She backed away. “Oh and by the way, Tom? Marco seems like a nice kid. I like him.”
Avery winked and disappeared in a burst of blue flames. Tom just looked at where his sister left off.
“Yah… me too.”
Hope you guys liked it! I had a lot of fun with this one! Remember your opinions on my writing means so much, and I’m so happy you wanted to see Avery again!
you could fight him, but wouldn't you rather be a cooster booster?
he might be a small Irish meme but he DOES work out and he MIGHT beat you up
he'll probably win but there's no harm in trying
he drinks your tears for breakfast. he's a karate master (lcs), the only thing empty is his care cup. he might be sweet with his catblobs but he will kick you like a tsunami and not regret it. do not fight under any circumstances
he will cheat and win
he will wrong warp to the victory screen and win. also he does rock climbing so maybe not
he's a veteran. the real issue is making him fight in the first place, but if you manage to persuade him you run a heavy risk of getting beat up
you would win. but then we wouldn't have the podcast or the recap, so who's the loser now?
you could totally beat up baj if you wanted to.
if he fights anything like he does in minecraft you'll be fine. just watch out for traps.
he's pretty good but if he starts doing voices he might get distracted and let you take the win
she will shoot rainbows at you until you die. no mercy. do not fight.
he's tall as heck and can shoot various ranged weapons, so don't even bother trying.
Growing up where you did, you couldn’t help but get a love for nature. His parents originally first met when they decided to go camping at the same time. Leighton himself loved The Great Outdoors and, though Miami wasn’t exactly the same as Colorado or Montana, he knew where to go to get his fill. The daily morning jog through the city was more for his health and for exercise than his general enjoyment. He was still on the youthful side of the scale and he didn’t want any problems popping up. He’d never been the type to build muscle all that well. His body type simply wasn’t the right for that kind of look. He stayed in shape enough and he felt, should he ever have to, he could get himself out of a number of different predicaments he might find himself in. He wasn’t exactly a karate or tae kwon do master but, when you grow up the way he did, you learn to fight and defend yourself fairly quickly.
This, however, wasn’t for his health. He’d found multiple hiking trails and nature walks that he could get to and this one was his favorite by far. Maybe it was the selfish hipster-y part of him that liked it because there weren’t too many people that seemed to know about it. He rarely saw more than three or four people by the end of his walks whenever he decides to come. He’d been there for about a hour when he came upon his regularly visited bench. He took a seat and put the small journal he was carrying down in front of himself. He often got inspired with new ideas out here and this time was no different. He flipped open to a new page and started writing his ideas down to make sure he didn’t forget any of them. Even if he didn’t get to it right away, his ideas were always gold.
Ryu (リュウ Ryū?, written as 隆 in the original Street Fighter) is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.
Having premiered in the first Street Fighter in 1987, Ryu appears as the lead character in the game, along with his best friend Ken Masters. Further games from the series show Ryu to be highly focused on his training, aiming to become the strongest he can. However, his powers also attract several criminals who want to use him for their plans, such as M. Bison. In some games, Ryu has an alternative form known as Evil Ryu (殺意の波動に目覚めたリュウ Satsui no Hadō ni Mezameta Ryū?, lit. "Ryu with the surge of murderous intent awakened", abbreviated Satsui Ryu in Street Fighter Zero 3).
Ryu has been the lead character of the Street Fighter series since the first game and has appeared in crossovers involving the franchise. He is also featured in manga from the series, anime adaptations and the 1994 live-action film.
In the first Street Fighter game, Ryu wears a tattered white karate gi with the sleeves torn off, as well as a white hachimaki, red gloves, and red slippers. Also, a constant trait in his design is the Fūrinkazan (風林火山?) kanji motif (meaning Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain), battle standard of the historical Japanese military leader Takeda Shingen, embroidered into his obi, simulating Karate Dan degrees. In Street Fighter II Ryu is shown to be older, with brown hair, brown gloves, and a red hachimaki. He also fights barefooted starting in Street Fighter II. The Alpha series features a Ryu much like the one depicted in the original Street Fighter, with chestnut hair and a white hachimaki, but already barefoot. In the Street Fighter III games, Ryu has black hair and facial stubble. His glove design in Street Fighter IV features a simplified version of the Fūrinkazan characters. In Street Fighter V, Ryu's gi is not only tattered, but also has an off-white, soiled appearance to it.
Ryu's name was based on designer Takashi Nishiyama's name. This was due to the fact that the on'yomi (Sino-Japanese pronunciation) of the character "Takashi" is "Ryū" (Mandarin:
Lóng 隆). Furthermore, Ryu's Hadouken energy attack was based on the wave motion gun from the titular spacecraft of the sci-fi anime series Space Battleship Yamato, which Nishiyama watched during the seventies. His other two techniques from the first Street Fighter game were inspired by actual martial arts moves which were exaggerated for the character. Because he was the only playable character in the original Street Fighter, Ryu's designer, Manabu Takemura, wanted to make him easy to identify with. In Street Fighter II, the character was selected for inclusion due to his presence in the first game, symbolizing the concept of a Japanese martial artist. As the series progressed, the design was made more muscular to coincide with the concept, while his white gi, considered his most defining characteristic by the development team, was meant to let viewers know he was "a karate master at first sight".
For Street Fighter IV, Kyle Hebert was cast as Ryu in preparation of the return of his "Evil Ryu" persona.
Ryu's moveset featured in the Street Fighter series features 3 "special" attacks besides regular punches and kicks:
This move consists of a rising uppercut in which Ryu rises off the ground with the fist extended upward. This move's input consists of a forward, then down then down-forward motion on the joystick, alongside a punch button.
This move consists of Ryu sending a projectile ball of energy toward the opponent by cupping his hands to his sides and moving them forward. This move's input consists of a quarter-circle motion starting from the bottom moving toward the opponent with the joystick, alongside a punch button.
This moves consists of a flying spinning kick which propels Ryu forward. This move's input consists of a quarter-circle motion from the bottom moving backwards from the opponent with the joystick, alongside a kick button.
In Street Fighter games
Ryu made his debut in the first Street Fighter as the primary playable character in the game, with his best friend, rival, and sparring partner Ken Masters serving as the second player's character. Both compete in the tournament depicted in the game in order to test their strength against the tournament 's champion, Sagat.
His next appearance was in 1991's Street Fighter II. Set several years after Ryu defeated Sagat in the first tournament, Ryu participates in a second tournament. In his ending in the game, Ryu wins the tournament, but does not stay for the ceremony, already seeking his next challenge.
Ryu 's backstory, along with those of other Street Fighter characters, would be explored in the subsequent Street Fighter Alpha prequel series. The first game, Street Fighter Alpha:
Warriors' Dreams (1995), features Ryu confronting Sagat as his last opponent in a rematch following their first fight. Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996) depicts Ryu on a quest to confront Akuma, his master 's brother and enemy. After their match, Akuma reveals that Ryu possesses the "Evil Intent" (殺意の波動 Satsui no Hadō?, lit. "Surge of Murderous Intent", sometimes translated as the "Dark Hadou") within him, the same power Akuma uses. In the Street Fighter Alpha series, there is an alternative selectable version of Ryu known as "Evil Ryu". Similarly to Akuma, Ryu takes this form when succumbing to the evil intent, and becomes more violent. It was not until the international versions of the game, Street Fighter Alpha 2, that Evil Ryu was introduced as a secret character in the games. Evil Ryu was originally introduced in a 1996 Street Fighter Zero manga series authored by Masahiko Nakahira and later adapted in the Street Fighter canon by Capcom. In Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998), Ryu is sought by M. Bison, who seeks to use him as his next host body.
Ryu and Ken would return in Street Fighter III (1997) and its updates. While Ryu 's motivation in the game and rivalry with Ken would remain the same, he was also shown getting acquainted with several of the new characters featured in the game. Ryu appears in Street Fighter IV, which takes place after Street Fighter II but before Street Fighter III. A new appearance of Evil Ryu in a Street Fighter game was confirmed in Super Street Fighter IV:
Arcade Edition by a teaser trailer, and later confirmed as a secret boss and playable character by leaked video footage.
Ryu has appeared in spin-offs related to the main Street Fighter series such as the Street Fighter EX series produced by Arika. Byron Mann portrays the character in separately produced arcade and console games based on the American film of the series, both titled Street Fighter:
The Movie, where he wears Ryu's characteristic white karate gi and red headband.
In other games
Ryu has also been featured in Capcom's inter-company crossovers such as the Marvel vs. Capcom series, the SNK vs. Capcom series, Namco × Capcom, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom:
Ultimate All-Stars and Project X Zone. Some games of the SNK vs. Capcom series also include Evil Ryu as an unlockable character. In Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, Ryu has the ability to change his moveset to the ones from Ken or Akuma while fighting. He also appears in Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, a puzzle video game featuring super deformed characters along with the sequel, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, which is instead a fighting game, as well as in the mobile puzzle game Street Fighter: Puzzle Spirits. Ryu is one of the first fighters to appear as a playable fighter in the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken, and is also seen in the Tekken X Street Fighter poster along with Jin Kazama.
Dawn of Dreams features Ryu as an unlockable costume swap for the game's protagonist Soki. Although his incarnation there is much slimmer, this change is merely cosmetic and does not affect gameplay. Ryu also has a cameo appearance in the shooting game Varth: Operation Thunderstorm. He was also planned to appear in the now-cancelled game Mega Man Universe. A Ryu-inspired costume for players to use in Sony's LittleBigPlanet was released in 2008 as downloadable content for the title. A special downloadable episode in Asura's Wrath allows players to fight both Ryu and Evil Ryu. Ryu also appears as a playable character via downloadable content in the Nintendo crossover fighting games Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U along with a stage based on his arena from Street Fighter II known as Suzaku Castle.