This is a page RP for the battle between Hitoshi and Ezekiel Strauss (the Count) in the Hades Capital on 01/19/0185, as part of The War of the Black
After biding his time for 2 weeks, steadily making his way through the Kingdom of Hades as they make their final preparations for war, Hitoshi finds himself in the capital with everything he needs. Filled with determination to stop the travesty of war from killing his home and those who are innocence and now the time has come for him to do what he has always wanted to do, kill the Count.
-inside his private office trying to get a hold of General Linus who is in the northern region of Hades preparing his army and defense. He fails to reach contact with the general however and pounds his fist on the desk in frustration.- Dammit all -he takes his crown off his head and rests it on the table before standing up and walking towards the balcony to see his Kingdom and his city for perhaps the final time-
It is at this moment he sees Hitoshi walking through sneaking through the city gates.
-Senses the Count's presence, and leaps directly up at his balcony and stands on it in front of the Count- I have, and it's finally time. Like I said, I'd be willing to give you a second chance if you changed your ways. But you clearly wont, and we don't have much time for talking. -Extracts my Dawn Breaker- Is there anything you'd like to say before you go to Hell?
-Quickly performs an aerial back flip to land safely after being blown away.- Shikigamis, I want you to evacuate and protect as many people as possible. -Pulls out dozens of seeds and drops them all on the ground, they quickly grow into multiple small Over Souls and begin scaring away citizens while gesturing for them to clear out.- Now that they're taken care of... -Uses Form Change to transform the DB into it's Gun Form, and proceeds to use Machine Gun Assault to fire out a plethora of highly-penetrative and explosive rounds of bullets created out of Nen: meaning that they're undetectable to the Count unless he can use Nen. They move at re-entry speeds, and quickly shred a part anything in their way.-
-uses his Kenbunshoku haki to detect the incoming danger and gracefully flips out of the way landing in the city streets- You're better than before. -he raises his hand towards Hitoshi and a demon hydra head of a purple fluid shoots straight at him- Still inadequate however.
-Quickly stops firing, "reloads", and then aims it at the Demonic Hydra and begins firing the same attack directly at it. My attack goes straight through it and into the Count, aiming to eviscerate him ferociously.-
-the hydra got close enough to Hitoshi and as the attack hits him it splatters all over his face and body causing serious burns, the fumes created from the burns are inhaled and Hitoshi feels that he's been poisoned- You'll have to do better than that -pounds the floor with his fist and a magic barrier from his Knight ability of "Kingdom Come" erects itself around him and stops the attack dead in place.-
-Immediately uses Ren to unleash even more of my powerful Aura, amplifying my physical parameters and uses Ken to fortify my entire body against the grievous burns.- I was simply buying time so that my Shikigami Kooni could evacuate everyone. But from what I hear they're pretty much all gone, so I have no reason to hold back. -Stands still and closes my eyes, uses Energybending to bend my own Nen and upgrade it tremendously to the highest limit. Causing my body to obtain an explosive and fiery golden Aura, I also activate my amber Kakugan and Kagune, enhancing my physical parameters even further. I use Form Change on my DB to make it enter it's Beast Form, and I extend it's monstrous head towards the Count while it's empowered by Shu as it rams into his barrier. It bites down on it, and from within it's mouth a Shotlock Ghost Beam is fired: a exceptionally penetrative beam of concentrated Nen through a single point aiming to pierce the barrier and the Count's skull itself before expanding and engulfing his entire body.-
Mugen Hand -From his back an incredible number of golden hands slam into the beam at all angles in an instant and contain the blast. The energy from the explosion empowers the hands and they all dart towards Hitsho with balls of insurmountable energy in each of their palms- You will die today child, you had your chance.
Death doesn't frighten me, only this war does. -Suddenly, a gigantic Shu-enhanced Binding Tree emerges from the earth and entangles the Count directly by crushing him. I take this moment to leap past the hands with a high level of speed and slash through the arms with my Kagune and then decapitate the Count himself with my DB as I change it back into it's Cleaver Form right before my slash connects.-
-as soon as slash makes contact the hands and the balls of energy explode around Hitoshi and his body is decimated by the sheer amount of energy unleashed- Worry about yourself before you worry about the innocence -as Hitoshi's body falls to the Earth, the Count uses Earth Magic to bend the ground into spiked pillar and ram them through Hitoshi-
-Is hit by the combined explosions, and my mangled body is seen being blown into the sky. However, before the Count can use Earth Magic, the binding tree around him enlarges and completely crushes his body. Subsequently splattering him like a tomato, and providing a cushion for me to land on as I make my descent. My body is also rapidly regenerating and rejecting the poison he used on me earlier.- Tell me that I at least took out one of your lives...
-Grabs hold of the trees branches and crushes them with the force of 400 tonnes. He Then jumps towards Hitoshi as he falls and channels the immense energy of Kingdom Come into his first and delivers a a devastating punch with results in Hitoshi's spine being blown out of his body.-
-At the last second, I activate my O.S Feraru Kiba and use it to redirect the Count's attack away from myself by leaning backwards and pushing upwards to knock the Count's fist away from me as I use my Kagune to tear through and bisect his abdomen.-
-Suspected that the Count would attempt to cut it in half again and used Ko on my Kagune, while already in such an empowered state of Ren to guarantee that it wouldn't be severed and uses it to do the same. Which would cancel the rest of the Count's combo, and proceeds to use Form Change to make the DB enter it's Gun Form and uses Ko once more on it to fire out a gargantuan Deadlock Ghost Shell at point-blank. It's size is so overwhelming that it nigh-instantly fills up the entire area and can be felt from all over Hades. The shockwave it emits as it's fired flattens many buildings for miles and the attack itself launches the upper half of the Count into the top of the Count's Castle: exploding into an immensely condensed sphere of destructive energy with enough power to vaporize the Count entirely on a cellular level. To those that can see it, it takes on the appearance of a magnificent golden star.- Enough!
-Hit and falls through several layers of the castle and finally stops a few levels below the crypts. I agree... -he stands up slowly after healing- God Soul: Hades -The Count erupts surrounded by black energy and undergoes a partial transformation which enables him to use the abilities of Hades: God of the Underworld, his voice appears distorted- I will make corpses out of you and your friends and rebuild a new world atop your bones! -he then fires powerful energy beams at Hitoshi-
Roukan, lend me all of your strength! -Activates O.S Kemono Mezame and enters the highest and most powerful form of Over Soul. A gargantuan supernatural wolfen armament is created out of my Furyoku, and it towers over the Count's Castle which is the largest building in the area. Uses Cho Senji Ryakettsu - Fumon Tonko in tandem with my Over Soul and obtains the ability to predict and forsee the Count's movements by reading his soul(s) feelings. I quickly avoid the energy beams and move behind the Count before seemingly ramming my right claw into his body, but instead I feint and use my tail to punt him across the capital.-
-Grabs his tail and skids back a little before bringing down two fits powered by the strength of God Soul and Kingdom Come to smash Hitoshi through the floor in a fiery blaze. As Hitoshi goes crashing through the floors of the castle, The Count opens an abyss in the floor where Cerberus comes out and entraps Hitoshi it's jaws-
-Roukan uses his right and left arms to block both fists, though he is pushed slightly into the ground: the collision generating thunderous shockwaves that cause the land to cry out in agony. As Cerberus emerges from below, Hitoshi himself targets the Count and fires our a barrage of Ghost Shells via his Gun Form DB to bombard him with serial condensed explosions. Though incase this didn't work, Hitoshi used Asakura Shiki Onmyo Jutsu - Hyaku Shikigami to summon up a countless amount of Shikigami Kooni from the world around him to assist him. They listen to him, and they all merge their bodies' together form gigantic arms that grab Cerberus' jaws and begin pulling them apart in an attempt to split the beast' three skulls in half. Due to how Over Souls work, Hitoshi and his Over Souls are all able to act independently as they share the same will.-
-The Count summons demons from the Underworld who assist Cerberus in his fight with the Shikigami Kooni's merged form. As the abyss opened up we fall through the final floors of the castle and hit the crypt floors hard. The Count charges the energy of Kingdom Come into his palms and hits Hitoshi's Oversoul so hard he destroys and drives Hitoshi into the ground.-
-The Shikigami Kooni begin getting overwhelmed, and they split up and begin flooding the insides of Cerberus in an attempt to tear it away from the inside out. Whilst this happens, by predicting the Count's next move, I use Over Soul Merge and me and Roukan's bodies become one as his gargantuan Over Soul shrinks and condenses itself around my body to barely avoid the Count's next attack before leaping away and pulling out a small Golem Totem.-
-The Shikigami Kooni proceed to disperse after Cerberus and the other demonic entities do.- This isn't over yet... -Puts away the Golem Totem, rushes at the Count, and chokeslams him into the ground. Proceeds to use my Over Soul to perform Cho Senji Ryakettsu - Mikazuki no Harae and creates a gigantic katana with the soul purpose of destroying demons and purging souls. Drives the sacred katana through the Count's chest and soul, and uses Energybending to amplify it's power by unfathomable amounts of and begins eviscerating all of the souls that the Count has amassed as a Vampire. I then stop, leaving him with only one fractured soul left.- It's over... you're left in a permanently weakened state and no longer pose a threat to any of us. I realized, that killing you would be meaningless and you'd be unable to understand why your views are wrong. You'd just be filled with undying revenge for me as you rot away in Hell, which won't solve anything. -Removes the katana from his body and disperses my Over Soul- This little feud between us is over, but you will tell everyone about everything that you've done publicly and face punishment by the law.
-starts to laugh which eventually just turns to hysteria- You think, you're right in your ways...I realized that I have lost but at least I will have made a better world before I leave it -he starts to whisper something unintelligible and a magic circle on the dead end at the end of the crypts lights up- You love these people Hitoshi, more than I ever would, I see that now -Hitoshi senses an presence of pure evil and ill intent brew inside the crypts.- If you love these people so much... -black smoke erupts from the castle and spreads around Hades.- You can mourn for them...
The smoke preads around the Kingdom of Hades murdering everything in it's path before Hitoshi can do anything to stop it. Of course some can some protect themselves from it but hundreds of thousands of innocent children, women, beasts and soldiers a like, it flattens everything in it's path and consumes the souls of the living for greater power. After it is done it eventually comes back for the Count's soul.
...... -Falls to my knees and begins crying out of disbelief. I listen to the horrifying screams of the innocent as their lives are stolen from them and the memories of the Zero Hour Event flow directly into me. My mind is broken and overwhelmed with the flood of voices of the deceased, of those that I have directly killed and those who are now dying because of my own reluctance. I hold my head and unleash a bloodcurdling scream, as I frantically rock back and forth as I lose myself.- T-This... this is all... your fault...you did this... not me.... Count! -Tackles the Count and buries my face into his neck, sinking my teeth into his flesh and tearing out a large chunk of meat before eating it. I raise up my Dawn Breaker and bring it straight down, splattering blood across the area. However, it is not the Count's, but it is my own.- It's like I said before, the only reason I wanted to kill you is because you needed to be stopped... and now that you are... I have no reason to kill you. This epiphany of mine, I was hoping that you could stay around longer and eventually change. But now... it looks like you wont have any time too... so I wont kill you, but unfortunately, I cannot save you.... So is there anything you'd like to say about your son Kiryso before you go?