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  • Generic Post

    1 day ago

    killklli

    Generic I graduated college. Generic I got a job. Generic I'm moving to Austin in a week for such job.

  • Starting small

    16 hours ago

    RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

    Hey ho, y'all.  


    How are you? I hope you are doing fine. 


    It's been 3 weeks since my last journal so it's time to make another one.


    So... Exams. Aaaaah, the sweet season when students and teachers alike are bags full of anxiety and nervousness. It has began, and i already wish i had vacation... Oh well. Just a few more weeks and it's over.. Other than that, i'm glad this school year is almost over. It was one of the "bad" years in the job... I still look for a job abroad, so if anyone knows any company that take immigrants, please let me know so that i can send resumes and cover letters. Thanks.


    Rehearsals are going great, some lives are coming up. I'll post the announcement when the time comes. ;) Plus i'll soon be working on building a official website for the band. Wish me good luck to that.


    I'm also slowly and steadily receiving more and more orders from friends and their friends to make for them wooden jewelry. Soon i'll start making metal jewerly too. All i need is a good working space in my room and i'll start making more often and more things. :D 


    Well, that's all folks. For now. 


    I wish you a good day.


    Cheers to you all.  beers





  • The Green Mile

    1 day ago

    Priest NonSequitur OCC Consular

    Last night I watched the Green Mile.  I had forgotten how truly beautiful and well done that film was.  It was also rather apropos after a conversation I witnessed/participated in on Reddit yesterday.  There was a thread talking about how Sandra day O'connor retired from the Supreme Court in order to take care of her husband as he progressed through Alzheimer's.  In the thread there were hateful, obnoxious trolls saying how glad they were that she had to go through that and how such a terrible person deserved that amount of pain and suffering.


    I was flabbergasted.  I do not understand how one can come to the point where they disagree with a person to the point of wishing great pain on them in this manner.  I didn't agree with Obama on much, however I really, truly, hope that he lives a healthy life, his family is well, and he dies a satisfied old man surrounded by people who love him.  I really don't like Trump, but I would never wish any harm on him, and I also hope that he lives a satisfied life.  I find it incredibly sad that so many people out there are married to their perspective so completely that they dehumanize anyone who doesn't fit their mold.


    That takes me back to The Green Mile.  If you ever want to know how you should behave from an empathy perspective to people who don't deserve it, this movie is a master class.  John Coffey aside, there is no doubt that each of the other death row inmates deserve to be there.  While we don't know what they did, each of them (except Wild Bill) express remorse in one way or the other.  They knew they had done the crime. These were guilty, convicted men destined to die for crimes that they absolutely committed (except...again, John Coffey.)


    The way that Paul and the rest of the guards (except for that asshat Percy) treat these condemned men is how we should all strive to treat people.  There is an argument that these men, in whatever act was so gruesome, waive their right to dignity and justice.  The guards of the Green mile reject this.  They do their duty, but they provide quiet and empathetic dignity to the inmates. They go out of their way to make things easier on them, and they listen and give respect. Their response to violence is judicious, and they even afford Wild Bill the highest possible level of respect he allows them to.   


    This goes deep into their personal ethos.  Several times Brutus says "What happens on the Mile stays on the Mile." There is little to no oversight.  Paul and his crew could easily get away with acting like Percy. These are condemned men and there's no reason they should be afforded any sort of concession. So while "what happens on the Mile stays on the Mile" is the rule, it is used to comfort...not to curse. It's not rules that keep them from torturing these inmates...it is their own morality.


    How do we apply this to our lives?  


    First- How YOU treat others is NOT dependent on what they "deserve." How you approach people you disagree with or even hate does not say anything about them...rather, it says everything about you.  


    Second- Empathy is greater than justice.  This is not to say that consequences should be damned, but rather understanding a person and putting yourself in their shoes is a powerful tool...much more powerful than balancing any social scale. You may have a conversation with a person you don't agree with...try to walk a mile in their shoes.  Try to see their perspective.  This doesn't mean that you have to ACCEPT their premise or agree that they are right, but it allows you to understand their perspective.  Calling a person a racist is a super easy way to 'fight for justice' but it does little to help truly understand the situation.


    Third- Keep peace in mind.  There are situations that no amount of talking will resolve.  What purpose does it serve for two people to continue an unhealthy conversation that leads to no where?  Escalating and creating tension does absolutely nothing positive, and it is a worthless technique to try to convince or convict someone.  React only to the point where peace is threatened.  If peace is threatened...go somewhere else.  It's not worth it.  There is no reason to provoke anger; it is a selfish and heartless person who takes pleasure in pushing a person to the brink.

  • Still

    1 day ago

    zogman1

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    *cough* @CaButler *cabutler*

  • An old Kup of mine

    2 days ago

    CaButler

    Hello everybody, and welcome to a string of reviews I plan to do involving the Titan's Return line.  I have a lot of figures to get through and they'll be in whatever order I want, but I hope you enjoy what I have in stored for you guys.


    Today we'll be looking at a former Targetmaster turned Headmaster, who's gotten an updated look that's more G1 than his previously released figure.  But despite that, this old soldier has some life left in him.


    So, without further ado, may I present to you the Titan's Return Deluxe class figure, Kup!


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    So here we have Kup in his package, and you can see he's part of the Titans Return line, as well as a glimpse of what he has with him.


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    And on the back of the packaging you can see who else comes with him in this line.  And we'll be getting to them at some point.  So, let's get him out of the package and see how he really looks.


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    So here we have Kup out of his package and looking quite a bit like his G1 counterpart.  I don't think there are many others in this line that can say that here.  He's got the right color and the right look, which is a plus for me.


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    Getting up close to the head sculpt you can see that it's very much a Kup face, looking grumpy and tired of those darn kids and their rock n'roll!  But he warms up when he's got a story to tell, and he's got a lot of them.


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    Unfortuantely for Kup, he's got robot back problems.  He'd look into getting that fix but robot health care isn't what it used to be.  He's got a decent amount of posing options, though, inducing a waist swivel, which is always nice.


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    And like recent Titans Return releases, Kup comes with two guns.  Here he is doing his best Dirty Harry impression.  He's very good at it.


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    Like others from this line, the guns can combine into one super gun, which any Titanmaster can sit in.  Here we have Titanmaster Brawn as an example.


    Now for some comparisons.


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    Here we have Kup with Titans Return Chromedome.  Kup is a half a head taller than the Chromedome, which shows that this old soldier didn't shrink in his old age.


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    For a size comparison, here is Kup with Generations Brainstorm, showing how the old soldier scales here.


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    Here we have Kup with DX9's Toufold, their version of a Legends size Kup.


    Now, I do have Generations Kup, but as he's a real hassle to trasnform, I'm not going to do any robot comparisons with him.  Instead, we'll skip to TR Kup's transformation.  There's nothing to note with the transformation itself and there's nothing to really look out for.  It's simple so just follow the directions and you're good.


    And soon, you go from Kup in robot mode.


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    To Kup in his G1 alt-mode, looking very much like a Cybertronian pickup truck.


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    Really, when I got Kup in alt-mode, I thought was "Yup, that's a G1 Kup to me."


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    What impresses me is how well TR Kup hides the robot bits.  You can't really look at him and pick out the robot stuff.  It's rather impressive.


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    Moving on, with regards to weapon placement.  You do have a few options.  For example, you have ports on the sides to place the guns there so that Kup can shoot at targets in front of him.


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    Or you can put them on the back and give it more of a turret feel.  Unfortunately there's no real way to get the combined gun in alt-mode, so you have to make due.  But you do have some options with regards to Titanmasters.  Speaking of, let's talk about Kup's.


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    Here we have Flintlock, the Targetmaster turned Headmaster.  And as it's been the case for the Titanmasters after the first wave, the're not painted aside from the head on the back.  Which is a shame because some of these guys have detail that are just begging to be painted.


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    Here's some of Flintlock's mobility.  He wants a hug!


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    And for some quick comparisons, here is Flintlock with Brawn.


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    And like any other Titanmaster, Flintlock can drive his buddy around.  They fit the old man dynamic well together.


    Now for some quick comparisons.


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    Here is Kup with fellow Targetmaster turned Headmaster, Blurr.


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    Here he is with Reveal the Shield Hot Rod.


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    And lastly, here is Kup with his Generations counterpart and DX9's Legends counterpart.  You can see how different the coloring is, which now makes me question if Kup was more blue or more green.


    Still, it's nice to have a G1 looking Kup, even if he's a Headmaster now.  Though there is a Takara version coming out that is more of a Targetmaster, but I'm happy with what I got.


    But speaking of Targetmasters becoming Headmasters, we have a couple more coming up, including one that's been more of a Hot Rod to his unit as of late.  Until then.

  • Giving it a shot!

    1 day ago

    CalmingTemper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    So I've been thinking of trying something out that's been on my mind for a good while.  Voice acting.  I've been told by various people that I have a great voice and that I should use it for radio, telling the news, or even voice overs.  Been doing a lot of research about it and I may be signing up for some classes or even some auditions.  Wish me luck!  Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


    PS: Got Lasik surgery and no longer wear glasses.  Yea boi!!!  Gonna updated my profile pic real soon ;)

  • #fit4RTX 2017 Week 20 addendum: Starting stats!

    1 day ago

    Tropes I Am What I Am

    So yeah, my starting stats are:


    173.5 lbs, 15.3% bodyfat


    My goal is to get to 10.3% bodyfat or below by RTX, so off I go!

  • Life Updates: I Finished My Freshman Year, RTX Hype, and Volleyball Workouts

    1 day ago

    LivSenpai Senpai Notices You

    Yeah life updates and crazy things happening. So it's been awhile since I've been here and that's because I finished my freshman year in college (honestly still in denial that I'm even in college). And with the end of freshman year hold finals which had its ups and downs. It was extremely stressful but I produced some of my favorite projects I've ever made. For my Video Editing class, our final was we had to take a movie and make a trailer for said movie, but we had to change the genre. I wanted to do something original so instead of changing the genre of a movie I decided to take two Disney princesses (Merida from Brave and Rapunzel for Tangled) and had them fall in love with each other because Lesbian Princesses. This will be uploaded soon and I'll probably make a post about it so people who want to see it can!


    For my Intro to Computer Graphics final, we had to make a vector landscape. Literally, those were our instructions. I made about 3 landscapes and hated all of them and wasn't proud of any of them. So decided to mess around with Illustrator 2 days before the project was due and 6 hours later I produced my proudest piece I've made in Illustrator (that program and the pen tool are my enemy sometimes). Long story short: I really struggled with this project for several weeks  and was able to push through and make something I'm really proud of it.


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    Now that summer has arrived, it's time for RTX planning. I've decided that I'm only going to conquer one cosplay because I'm trying to save as much money as possible. So I decided to just stick with Mad Queen Ryan because I feel really confident in this cosplay and I'm REALLY excited about it. I did my final cosplay makeup test and I'm starting to gather clothes and supplies and will definitely post a final cosplay when it's done. First I have to learn how to curl my hair...


    With summer come my summer volleyball workout and I'm TERRIBLE about following up on it so I think I'm going to do Bi-Weekly Updates on my workout so I force myself to keep track. So if you hate workouts, I apologize in advance because that will be most of this account (that and RTX/cosplay). 


    Anyway, life update complete. Whoop Whoop!

  • Yay!!

    1 day ago

    Cecelia_9

    Well I just have to make it through the week and then it is vacation time.  I have not taken any time off in years, but I will next week.  Although it will hit my paycheck hard, but thats ok.  We will be going on a family vacation.  That will include Ryan and I, his parents, sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles and their kids.  It will be quite a crew however I think it will be fun as they are a fun bunch.  We will be going to Branson, MO.  I've never been there.  Then Ryan and I will be visiting friends in Nashville!  It will be a lot of driving but I do enjoy my roadtrips.  

    I really need this break.  I had a bad breakdown over the weekend, and therapy is going ok.  Just starting out with establishing background and everything.  I was able to make it ok.  I really am trying to stay positive but it is so hard sometimes.  

  • Vergil VS Sesshomaru - DEATH BATTLE! (Part 1)

    3 hours ago

    Electrocole

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    Whether you've known me for a while or once you get to know me, you know that this is my #1 most wanted Death Battle of all time...


    ...so naturally, I decided to give it a shot writing it. Music throughout the entirety and the best battle I could write for these two.


    So as it turns out, posting everything in one post would've caused it to be cut out halfway, so I've split it into two parts: this part will be everything before the battle. The link to Part 2 will be right at the end.


    In any case, hope you enjoy it.


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    Description

    Devil May Cry VS InuYasha! The eldest sons of Sparda and the Great Dog Demon clash! Does Sesshōmaru stand a chance against one of Capcom's deadliest swordsmen?

    Interlude

    (*cues Bryan Kei - Invader at 6 seconds*)


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    (*0:11*)


    Wiz: The eldest sons of great demon fathers, wielding legendary blades, ruthless, yet still retaining honor...


    Boomstick: And with their famous red-wearing younger siblings who they keep picking fights with.


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    Picture credit goes to Commander Ghost on Death Battle Fanon Wiki.


    Boomstick: Vergil, the brother of Dante.


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    Picture credit goes to Commander Ghost on Death Battle Fanon Wiki.


    Wiz: And Sesshōmaru, the half-brother of Inuyasha.


    Boomstick: He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick...


    Wiz: And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win... a Death Battle.


    Vergil

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    (*cues Devil May Cry - Sunday Drive*)


    Wiz: Two millenniums ago, there was a war. Between the human world and the other... the Underworld. But somebody from the Underworld woke up to justice, and stood up against this legion, alone. His name was Sparda.


    Boomstick: ...and he was a beast! Well after defeating the Demon King Mundus and his armies, and separating the human world from the Underworld, he ruled over the humans before randomly vanishing. Then in the 20th century, he married the human Eva and had two twin sons to carry on his legacy: Dante and Vergil. Suffice to say, having a pappy that manly and awesome must've been tough for the two. What gift for Father's Day could possibly live up to his reputation?


    (*cues Devil May Cry 3 - Vergil Appearance*)


    Wiz: But things took a dark turn when his twin sons turned eight: Sparda disappeared and actually died, then demons seeking vengeance upon him invaded their home and killed Eva right in front of them.


    Boomstick: That won't fuck them up or anything. But hey, on the bright side, at least the two brothers have each other... right?


    Wiz: The twins were separated, each believing the other to be dead. While Dante would go on to hate demons and his demonic heritage, becoming a demon hunter, Vergil, believing himself responsible for his mother's death for not being able to protect her, would come to embrace it. And so he cast aside his humanity, striving to gain absolute power by any means. Naturally, when the two twins finally reunited, they came to a disagreement.


    Vergil: Why do you refuse to gain power? The power of our father Sparda?


    Wiz: With the help of the human Arkham, Vergil planned to open his father's seal, obtain his power and his legendary blade, the Sword of Sparda.


    (*cues Devil May Cry 3 - Vergil Battle 2 at 44 seconds*)


    Boomstick: But of course Vergil didn't spend all of his years just sitting around. He became a badass in his own right, slicing demons and anyone dumb enough to get in his way with Yamato, a katana-like blade that was once wielded by his father Sparda.


    Wiz: With Yamato, he utilizes two Japanese sword fighting styles: Iiado and Iaijutsu, which both focus of drawing the blade, quick and controlled strikes, and placing it back into its sheathe.


    Boomstick: Don't know where he learned them or how many monthly payments he had to put into classes, but it was totally worth it because nearly every time Vergil draws his blade, his enemies don't even know they're dead until he sheathes it.


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    Vergil sheathes Yamato and a large number of demons are cut to pieces.


    (*cues Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 - Vergil at 45 seconds*)


    Wiz: Due to the magical properties of the sword, as well as his own demonic heritage, Vergil can utilize Yamato for many powerful attacks...


    Boomstick: Including slashing so fast and hard that he sends foes airborne and attacking in midair for an extended period of time. But two of his moves are the deadliest of the bunch: the Rapid Slash, where he charges forward for a thrust. Even if his thrusting attack misses, anyone or anything right behind him still gets cut.


    Wiz: Then there's Judgment Cut, an attack where he pulls out and sheathes Yamato so quickly it never even appears to to have left its sheathe in the first place.


    Boomstick: Basically it's a long range attack where he can slice his enemies from a distance. He can even do this multiple times in one sitting or even unleash a flurry of them at once with Dimensional Slash.


    Wiz: Yamato accomplishes this by cutting through dimensions and creating a distortion in space itself. It's been said to be able to cut through anything... though weapons like Dante's Rebellion have proven durable enough to stand up to it. While Yamato is one of Vergil's most prized possessions, it is far from his only weapon. He also wields a pair of gauntlets and grieves called Beowulf, which he forged from the soul of a demon... named Beowulf.


    Boomstick: They increase the strength of Vergil's already powerful strikes and allow him to bust tons of bone-shattering moves like the spin kick Lunar Phase, Rising Sun, a charge attack that knock foes into the air, the rapid kicking Kick 13, and Starfall, an aerial kick that's guaranteed to nail someone into the ground. Heck, he can even turn his standard jumps into attacks. And last, but not least, there is the almighty Sword of Sparda.


    Wiz: Well... yes and no. It's actually called Force Edge and the true power and form of the Sword of Sparda is sealed deep within it, requiring both Vergil and Dante's amulets in order to unlock it.


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    Boomstick: Aww, damn it.


    (*cues Devil May Cry 3 - Vergil 1*)


    Boomstick: But that's okay because this big, bad blade is still powerful enough in its current form. Vergil can slam it down onto people's heads with Helm Breaker, stab straight through people at a high speed with Stinger, slash them upward with High Time, and send out a shockwave with Drive. And if that wasn't enough, he can even throw Force Edge at his opponents like a homing boomerang of death with Round Trip. How does it even do that?


    Wiz: Probably magic. Despite his ruthlessness, hatred of weakness, and absolutely no qualms with the strongest surviving, Vergil does have a code of honor, which is reflected in his fighting style, as well as in his lack of any firearms, which he sees as a coward's weapon.


    Boomstick: Though that didn't stop him from finding another lethal projectile to fire at people: the Summon Swords, magical constructs of blades that look a lot like tiny Force Edge's for some reason. He can toss these at opponents like darts one at a time without stopping what he's doing.


    Wiz: To keep out of an opponent's path or to lure them towards him, Vergil teleports across the battlefield, into the air, or back down again. This ability allows him to traverse faster than the eye can see.


    Boomstick: If he doesn't feel like dodging, but also wants some defense, he can create a barrier around him to stop attacks from touching him. 


    Wiz: Even then, he's more than tough enough to take the hits. As a half-human, half-demon hybrid and a Son of Sparda, he has strength and durability far beyond that of an ordinary human.


    Boomstick: But once he starts tapping into his inner demon, he can unleash even stronger Summoned Sword attacks. He can have a bunch rotating around him like a slashing shield with Spiral Swords, set them loose onto his opponent from above with Sword Storm and Heavy Rain Swords, or fire them in rapid succession from behind him with Blistering Swords.


    (*cues Devil May Cry 3 - Vergil 3 at 2:49 seconds*)


    Wiz: By far his greatest asset of all is his Devil Trigger form, of which he was more knowledgeable and experienced with than Dante due to embracing his heritage far sooner.


    Boomstick: When he whips out this form, he gets pretty motivated. Aside from changing him into some kind of blue metal reptile thing, it unleashes his full potential, increases his speed, strength, and durability, and can even heal wounds over time.


    Wiz: It's sheer power can decimate just about any demon, but it isn't unlimited and once its energy runs out, he'll return back to normal and have to wait for it to recharge to a usable amount.


    Boomstick: Or he can use all his demonic power at once for his ultimate attack Judgement Cut End. It's slashes at everything in front of him so quickly that it pretty much one-shots just about anyone who made the mistake of fighting him. Even at 18 freakin' years old, Vergil is easily one of the greatest master swordsmen of his world. He defeated Dante in their first outing without Devil Trigger, can spin Yamato fast enough to stop automatic fire, and cut down both the Hell Vanguard and Beowulf in one strike... two demons tough enough to survive an encounter with Dante.


    Wiz: He can easily cut down handfuls of demons in mere seconds, was once trapped in an illusion and got out of it by... well... cutting it, stabbed through a demon with Yamato's sheathe, and he aided his younger brother in defeating Arkham when the diabolical mad man wielded all of Sparda's power.


    Boomstick: To top it off, Rapid Slash and Judgement Cut are virtually unblockable and, when it was being used by someone else, Yamato once penetrated into the powerhouse Nero's seemingly indestructible Devil Bringer arm. With weapons and power like that, does he really need anything else?

    Wiz: Even with the incredible power at his disposal, Vergil's thirst for greater power was unquenchable.


    Vergil: I need more power!


    Boomstick: On the bright side, it's pretty easy to remember what he wants for his birthday. 


    Wiz: Despite Vergil's tremendous advantage in experience with his demonic heritage and arguably his technique, Dante's sheer willpower turned their second outing into a standstill and even with Force Edge in his arsenal, it was his younger brother who would end up victorious in their third battle.


    Boomstick: After that, Vergil fell into the Underworld of his own volition and came face-to-face with Mundus while in pretty bad shape. He took the Demon King on... buuuut ended up getting brainwashed and turned into the armor-clad Nelo Angelo, and Yamato was straight up broken in two. I sure hope the warranty for that sword covers everything after two thousand years.


    (*5:59*)


    Wiz: And while Vergil was undoubtedly given a power increase while in service to Mundus, he never would truly recover from his loss in technique afterward and would eventually be freed from his torment by Dante after one final battle led to his demise.


    Boomstick: Still, Vergil is one white-haired teal coat-wearing dude that you don't want to cross. He's one of the deadliest swordsmen in video game history. I'd say step away, but by the time you do, you're already in pieces.


    (*music ends*)


    Vergil clashes with Dante, knocking Rebellion out of his hand as it spins in the air. Right as it lands and is imbedded into the ground, Vergil stabs Dante with Yamato.


    Vergil: Foolishness, Dante.


    He stabs Dante further with Yamato.


    Vergil: Foolishness. Might controls everything. And without strength, you cannot protect anything.


    Vergil stabs Dante even further.


    Vergil: Let alone yourself.


    Sesshōmaru

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    Picture credit goes to GameboyAdv on Death Battle Fanon Wiki.


    (*cues InuYasha - Journey to Destiny*)


    Wiz: Over 500 years ago, during the Warring States period of Feudal Japan, there existed yōkai....


    Boomstick: Basically demons. And as you can imagine, they weren't generally liked by the human populace. Probably because some liked to attack their villages. But one of the most powerful demons of all, the Great Dog General...


    Wiz: The Inu no Taishō made the western provinces his domain, forming alliances not only with his own kind, but even with humans, whom he always showed a kindness towards.


    Boomstick: Man, just what's with these demons having soft spots towards humans?


    Wiz: The first of his offspring was his pure-demon son Sesshōmaru who, throughout his life, long awaited the opportunity to not only duel his all-powerful father, but also wield his weapon, the legendary Tesseiga, "the Sword of Destruction", said to be capable of killing a hundred in one single stroke.


    Inu no Taishō: Why do you seek power, my son?


    Sesshōmaru: I walk the path of supreme conquest, and it is power that will reveal the way for me.


    Boomstick: But Sesshōmaru's hopes and dreams were dashed twice over: his Dog Demon dad died and he didn't get the kickass sword. Instead, he was given Tenseiga, a sword that can't even freakin' cut! If that wasn't enough to ruin his day, he then learned that his father had another child named Inuyasha with a human woman, and that he died saving them.


    (*cues InuYasha - The Full-Fledged Demon Dog at 61 seceonds*)


    Wiz: Sesshōmaru hated his half-human half-demon brother and over the years sought to take back the sword that he felt was rightfully his with no qualms over his actions. He was willing to go to any length to accomplish this: whether it was killing his half-brother and a time-traveling schoolgirl or even accepting aid from Inuyasha's most hated enemy, Naraku.


    Inuyasha: It is you... Sesshōmaru!


    Sesshōmaru: Indeed. I've quite missed you as well... little brother.


    Boomstick: In battle, he relies on his own physical strength, using only the bare minimum effort necessary to slay his opponent. He can tear off a man's head with very little effort, casually slice through pillars of solid rock with his claws, or, against the likes of Inuyasha, he can get a little punch-happy.


    Wiz: His claws can also emit an acidic poison. This poison can further enhance his slashes and punches, and can be released as a thin spray or a thick sludge-like mass at his target.


    Boomstick: He can even form a poison whip from his hand to ensnare his enemies... or spin around in place with it, cutting down anything that tries to stop his ballerina skills.


    (*cues InuYasha - Crash*)


    Boomstick: Well anyway, he still carries Tenseiga out of respect for his dead pappy. And I know what you're thinking: "What's the use if it can't cut living beings?"


    Takemaru: Tell me... what good is a sword that cannot kill?


    Sesshōmaru: Not humans, but it can kill living dead.


    Sesshōmaru slices Takemaru in half.


    Boomstick: It can also heal people, erect barriers, and teleport him to save his life when things look bad... oh, and it can express its desire for Sesshōmaru to do stuff, and bring people people back from the dead! All without any rotting flesh.


    Wiz: At one point, Sesshōmaru did pick up a sword called Tōkijin in his efforts to take back or surpass Tesseiga...


    Boomstick: But then it broke, so he said, "Screw that!" and left it. Well even without it, Sesshōmaru can utilize a ranged technique from Tōkijin with Tenseiga, giving the healing sword one move that actually can harm the living: Sōryūha, also known as Dragon Strike.


    Wiz: This lightning-like blast of yōki energy is made with Sesshōmaru's own power. As his willpower increases, its size does so as well, from simple strokes to a whirlwind... or a dragon.


    Boomstick: At higher levels, it's powerful enough to repel Inuyasha's Backlash Wave.


    Wiz: While on his travels, he is accompanied by the imp Jaken, whose life he saved long ago. Sesshōmaru gave him Nintōjō, the Staff of Two Heads.


    Boomstick: While it just looks like a decorated cane, it can fire out streams of fire capable of melting down an entire legion of samurai to ashes in mere seconds. Seeing as how he gave it to Jaken in the first place, I'd say it's fair game for Sesshōmaru to borrow it from him.


    (*cues InuYasha - Rin And Sesshomaru*)


    Wiz: But eventually, Sesshōmaru's attitude would begin to change. After a battle with Inuyasha went awry, leaving him injured, a human girl named Rin found him and returned repeatedly to care for him despite his protest. After he recovered and she was killed by wolf demons, Sesshōmaru was prompted by Tenseiga to use it and returned her to life.


    Boomstick: And from that day onward, Rin decided to accompany him as well. I mean what's the worst that could happen when you have a sword designed to resurrect people?


    Wiz: Two events would change Sesshōmaru's outlook forever: being there for Kagura's final moments, and after Rin died a second time, where he learned the hard lesson that Tenseiga can only revive the same person once.


    (*music stops*)


    Boomstick: Oh.


    Sesshōmaru: Nothing I could've gained was worth losing her. Nothing at all!


    Boomstick: So moral of the story; realize that you're not a god who can control life and death, and your demon mommy will bring back your human friend.


    (*cues InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler - A Father's Wish*)


    Wiz: Soon after, Sesshōmaru would finally understand his father's wishes, gain respect for Inuyasha as the worthy wielder of Tesseiga, and completely abandon his quest for the sword.


    Boomstick: And in a battle with Magatsuhi, who had Sesshōmaru on the ropes, he finally obtained a powerful blade of his very own; Bakusaiga.


    (*music pauses*)


    Boomstick: Sooo... was that sword just sitting inside him that whole time or something?


    (*0:24*)


    Wiz: Bakusaiga is devastating due to its ability to decompose any organic material and nullify regenerative abilities. With just a simple cut of the blade, the damage spreads and the recipient is eventually disintegrated, even spreading to organic matter that came into contact with the victim.


    Boomstick: And if that wasn't enough, there's the Yōki Wave, where Bakusaiga fires off an explosive wave which can destroy one thousand demons at once.


    (*cues InuYasha - Main Battle Theme at 6 seconds*)


    Wiz: Sesshōmaru's power is staggering. He can move fast enough to leave afterimages, can fly and hover in midair for an unprecedented amount of time, is immune to human weapons, holy attacks, and most poisons, has an immense sense of smell, and can regenerate from most wounds quickly.


    Boomstick: Though his healing factor is pretty great, it certainly takes its sweet time with limbs. It took him forever just to regrow his left arm.


    Wiz: Actually, the reason his arm took so long to regenerate was because it was inflicted by Inuyasha. By finally letting go of his grudge towards his younger half-brother, as well as his desire for Tesseiga, that wound could finally be healed.


    Boomstick: And I thought Deathstroke not regrowing his eye didn't make any sense. Good thing Inuyasha didn't cut off anything important. Sesshōmaru not only surpassed his own father's strength, but even that of his younger half-brother. He's avoided multiple barrages of the Meidō Zangetsuha... basically portals to Hell... penetrated through Mōryōmaru's near-indestructible armor, came back from the darkest corners of the underworld when even his own mother believed he would never return, and survived most of the series... with JUST ONE FREAKIN' ARM!


    Wiz: He's fought demons powerful enough that they claimed to be gods, withstood Tōkijin's evil aura, which was so strong that no one else but Sesshōmaru could wield it without being consumed by it, easily subdued Yōkai form Inuyasha, and even aided his half-sibling in the final defeats of Magatsuhi and Naraku...


    Boomstick: As well as the  evil sword Sō’unga, which is basically Soul Edge if it could create zombies. And when he wants to show that he means business, Sesshōmaru turns into his true form: his Daiyōkai form. Now that there is my kind of doggy.


    Wiz: But even with its undoubted increase in strength and speed, it can put him at a disadvantage against certain opponents...


    Boomstick: Including his half-brother when he used Tesseiga to cut off his left paw/arm. Also, despite all of Inuyasha's closest friends agreeing that Sesshōmaru is far stronger than him, this full demon constantly toyed with him.

    Wiz: In spite of his intellect, Sesshōmaru's pride and arrogance have put him in mortal danger on numerous occasions, especially when underestimating an opponent, as was the case with Inuyasha.


    Boomstick: Even after blinding Inuyasha in one battle, he still lost and would've been killed were it not for the sword that he once despised.


    Wiz: Dragon Strike-aside, Tenseiga is little more than a defensive sword in battle and has been broken before. And with his growing compassion, he will go out of his way to protect Rin from danger, which a few of his foes have used to their advantage to make him drop a fight.


    Boomstick: But the last thing you'd want to do is piss off a demon who whose name means literally means "Destruction of Life" and "Killing Perfection".


    Sesshōmaru unleashes the Dragon Strike across the ground...


    (*music ends*)


    ...which fails to penetrate through a platform.


    Kyōra: What's the matter? Is that the best you can do?


    Suddenly, Kyōra is overwhelmed from below by Dragon Strike and begins screaming as it envelops him.


    Sesshōmaru: I seek nothing more than to battle the most powerful beings alive, which excludes the lowly likes of you.




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