The half Saiyan decided to meet up with his friend after university once again, this time out of his own admission rather than being invited, no one seems to pay him mind at being near campus after class the last time he's here, it shouldn't be any different this time. Her words she threw at him at punchin pancakes left a lasting impact on the saiyan, so much it question his own lifestyle choice of using his powers for the benefit of others.
"We're not heroes Russe, defend yourself by all means, but don't go looking for her. The Pride Troopers will handle it"
Are they really not heroes? Why doesn't she believe either of them can make a difference in the world? Surely there HAS to be a reason people use their Ki right?, he came to the conclusion not everyone will harbor the same heroic drive he possessed, and her friend must have her own reasons for not wanting to be a hero. But that doesn't mean he wont try just because someone tells him he isn't a hero. Russé parked outside, leaning on the same gate like before, he waited until he spotted a familiar hairstyle and small nubs on someones head, they belong to Morticia. "Hey Cia! Over Here!" waving his hand to her, He gestured for them to move away from school grounds and into an alleyway to have a private conversation.
"OKay so here me out, I thought about what you said the other day in Punchin Pancakes about us not being heroes, well...how about I become a hero with a secret identity?" he gave his female companion an exciting grin on his face.
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After yet another long day of trying to catch up on classes and almost falling asleep during them, Morticia would be out and left early this time since Russe had mentioned that he may show after class and even if he didn't she could use the extra time to either catch up on sleep or villainy. But sure enough her friend was there waiting outside the university's gates, when he called her over she'd make a beeline to him whilst hugging her potions class book to her chest since it was the last class she'd just been to. "Hey Russe, hard to miss your big blue hair" She'd smile- or tried her best to manage one anyway before raising an eyebrow at where he chose to try and have a conversation. "Uhm, how about a park or something instead? Something a bit safer, you know?"
The doragon would hear her friend out though but her expression was rather hard to read... Eventually Morticia would sigh lightly and look aside. "If you really want to go put yourself in more danger again then that'd be the perfect way to do it" Her tail flicked in a bothered sort of way as she ran a nail over the paper part of her book. "It'd be better to join a group that'd have your back while you're at it as well, so then at least you're more safe and have people to count on" She did not seem nearly half as thrilled about the idea as Russe did but at least she wasn't shooting the idea down? It was almost bizarre to her that he'd come to her to say this, maybe she wasn't as obvious about having something off in her life as she thought she was, or maybe he just trusted her that much? She wasn't quite sure. "You'd need to think of something to mask your identity though, like magic or a costume or something. Have you thought of any ideas for that yet?"
The half saiyan realized where they are, his friend has a point, if anyone were to catch a glimpse of them in an alleyway it wont look good for Russé, especially if he is a tall and buff guy talking to a woman, people will gain a different but negative perspective of the pair, Last thing Russé needed is unnecessary drama from nosy people, it was a good call his friend wanted to chat somewhere else.
"Yeah..lets go on the rooftops" Russé ascended high in the air then choose a building to land on the rooftop, he waited for Morticia to follow suit, that way they can continue their conversation without anyone to disturb them. She suggested for Russé to join group to keep him safe and to have people to count on, a group sounds beneficial for him to have, he would have backup if he gets into a pickle. "I'd love to join a group but I doubt they want to recruit a newbie like me, I gotta have some experience on this hero gig first, baby steps" he stated his reasons.
Technically he has already begun his hero journey a while ago but he needed something to protect his identity, speaking of clothes his friend suggested for him to mask his identity with magic or a costume "No, but I'm working on it, I'll need a costume that can allow me to change at will without the hassle of struggling to put it on every time I need to change, perhaps a high tech watch should do the trick" placing a hand on his chin.
"I'll also avoid wearing a cape, it can get stuck in a lot of places and my opponents can grab it during my battles" capes can be visually cool for some hero costumes but ultimately the half saiyan views them as impractical to wear.
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Morticia had asked for a different location to talk in more for the sake of her and Russe's safety then anything else, since alleyways were known for being rather unsafe to be in, she didn't exactly see it as something that'd make her friend look bad but probably because he was her friend and didn't make her feel unsafe so it was hard to imagine. "Rooftops will do!" Scaling the building after Russe she would then plant her feet atop the buildings roof firmly and focused back on Russe as their conversation continued.
"They were all once newbies too, I'm sure they'd agree with me on that they'd rather you play it safe then play alone" She could see where he was coming from and honestly most defense forces were probably that way too, but she just wanted her friend to be safe. "Remember when you told us about that fight with that night villain? And how Makaimorph showed up to help you? Maybe he's someone you could turn to on that? He's seen you work before and worked with you at least once, maybe he'd take you on?"
When he mentioned needing a costume that would be easy to get on without the hassle of real clothes, the doragon would place a hand to her chin in thought, "Hmmm" She was somewhat knowledgeable on outfit design and the like, "Well, I know Tysco and I for example can magic up things like that with less hassle then putting on actual clothes, but that doesn't help you here" She'd then snap her fingers in a way that suggested an idea had hit her, no thanks to Russe himself, he was right afterall on the technology part "I can help you design something, I have some experience on outfit design and the like, but for something that comes without the getting it on hassle, I think you're going to need some tech help for sure, magic tech even"
When he added that he wanted to avoid wearing a cape and his reasons as to why, the hybrid would nod lightly, "They can be used to aid you as well, but I think that's fair, I mean that's something at least design wise you know to not include" Morticia sighed lightly as she sat down atop the roof and pulled her bag off her back and into her lap, unzipping it to put away her potions book and pull out a sketchbook instead. "If you're sure about this, I'd like to help as much as I can, but know that you're going into this knowing of the danger it will bring you Russe" The doragon's tail would curl sadly around her legs as her head lowered somberly, villain or no she was still worried for her friend since she was well aware she wasn't the only villain out there and other villains wouldn't pull their punches on him like she would.
Mroticia reminded him they were once newbies too and she was right, everyone started from somewhere and he was no different,there was a group he thought about joining and it was the pride troopers, but will they allow someone like him to work with them? Hard to say. "You really think Makaimorph would take me in? I got my ass kicked in front of him, I bet he thinks I'm foolish for what I did" admitting it was embarrassing to perform so sloppy in front of a well known hero like him.
He has seen Russé work in the field alright but it wasn't the best results the half saiyan hoped for, if anything he would be a burden to him if Russé isn't strong enough to handle a villain like Greveilia or any bad guy out there. Morticia offered to design his costume for him and he is very grateful to have a friend like her, no doubt she would do it much better than him if he tried to make a costume.
"I can go to a local capsule corporation store to buy an empty high tech watch, we can put the costume in there" he suggested. He watched his doragon pal set her stuff down and pulled out a sketchpad, it was time for him to think of a costume design, before that she wanted to make sure he is up for the hero gig warning him of the dangers he will face.
"Yes I'm ready to go out there and stand for justice, it will be dangerous but I will fight for my friends and help those in need" solidifying his decision, there is no turning back from this."Cia I want to be honest and come clean with you, in truth I have been doing vigilante activities for a while, I've been catching crooks to take their money and giving it to a homeless shelter" he began his story.
"I know your wont approve of me stealing but hear me out on this, ever since that day I dropped out of school, I was angry about my financial problems and I'm still pissed off about it even today, mom isn't getting enough students to participate in her martial arts class, dad is struggling with his job over at the animal shelter in North City and I'm not getting enough pay from my small time jobs, when we DO get decent amount of money sometimes, a lot of it is spent on a ton of food because my mom and I are saiyans" venting his frustration.
"One day I decided to watch TV to take my mind off of my situation and I saw The Blue-Jay in action, that guy would steal from the rich and give to the poor and I felt it was amazing he is being a hero to people who ended up poor, I wanted to be just like him" revealing the main source of his drive.
"I hate my situation and I want it to change, but I wont let another person struggle with finances like I have, I want to be a hero to those people too Cia, I HAVE to do this" he concluded with fire in his eyes.
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Morticia would offer the half Saiyan a believing smile, "I don't think he'd see you as foolish, look at it this way, he saw you try despite the odds, besides that was just once, right? He seems like a reasonable guy, I'm sure he'd give you a second chance regardless, I think what matters most is if your heart is in the right place" Kind of ironic coming from her but she wanted to encourage her friend to at least take the safer path with this decision. "Not everyone does their best on their first go at something"
"That could work! For now I can probably magic you up some ideas but they'll only be temporary, the magic will wear off so I'll have to make you an actual outfit to put in the watch" She'd nod, a nice sewing project would probably do her some good, it'd been a short while since she'd gotten to sit down and just do that so an excuse to do it was nice.
Russe then caught her rather off guard as he started to come clean about his vigilante actions as of recent, the girl would tilt her head lightly but let her friend speak his mind before speaking herself, giving some thought to her response in the meanwhile. Truthfully she didn't see what he was saying as being all that bad, she was doing a lot worse and it'd be hypocritical to be harsh to him for such a thing. He seemed frustrated by his families financial situation and she could understand why... "Russe" She'd set her book down for a moment and would stand to put a hand on his shoulder in a comforting manner, offering him a friendly smile "I couldn't be mad at you for being honest, or for... Any of that really either, sounds to me like you're dishing out karma on those who deserve it to provide some help for those who need it" She looked aside for a moment, "Besides, we aren't all perfect and on the right track all of the time, cant really fault you when your heart was in the right place"
Russe's passion to bring justice and help out the people who struggled with similar problems to him was strong and she could tell by his tone alone, with a light sigh she would nod slowly, "I understand" She figured there'd be no changing his mind and at this point she didn't want to either, so long as he kept himself as safe as he could, she would help him along this path. "What kind of friend would I be to discourage you from taking this step when you're so obviously passionate about it?" She'd then pick up her gear and motion for them to return back to the street, "C'mon, lets walk and talk, we can keep an eye out for Makaimorph for you and talk some ideas for your suit along the way!"
Morticia made a valid point, everyone starts from somewhere and its not too hard to imagine Makaimorph to be in the same position he was, he might have made a lot of mistakes along his journey to being a hero too and Russé's heart is in the right place, no doubt Makaimorph sensed what he was trying to do.
"Your right, I guess I just need more experience, he did warn me I was outmatched in battle so at least he was looking out for me" trying to reassure himself Makaimorph isn't the type to give him a stern talking to, even though he deserves it. Morticia then offered to give him a temporary costume while she goes to sew him a costume of his own, and surprisingly she didn't get upset from his dangerous activities.
He expected her to be stern and try to talk him out of it but he was surprised she was understanding of his position. "Really!? You mean that!?" he is getting excited at the prospect of becoming a superhero with his own costume, it may be temporary but he didn't care, its going to help him to make a difference int he world. "That is a thousand thank yous from me Cia, and thanks for hearing me out, I was prepared for a pep talk to be honest" he grinned sheepishly. he didn't find her stern lectures pleasant to hear but she means well.
She urged him to continue their conversation off the rooftops so they can come up with idea's for the half saiyan's attire. he hopped off the building and walking on the sidewalk, they may or may not run into Makaimorph. "Hmmm, for starters without Blue Jay I wouldn't have the drive to aid people less fortunate, and blue is my favorite color, so I'll have a blue suit just like him" inspired by his hero's attire. "I don't want to just take his name and rip-off his suit, I'm going to come up with my own identity" Russé placed fingers on his chin.
"How about, The Zeni" deciding on a name, its short so everyone can remember and it tells people about his gimmick. "for my costume, I want to have a blue mask covering my face except the mouth, a big blue "Z" logo on the chest with white coloring in the background, matching blue pants and the standard saiyan style gloves and boots, I want a belt for storing capsules and senzu beans" listing his specifics to Morticia.
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"Just remember that he was once a newbie at his job too, as hard as that is to probably think about" How she sure wished she was facing against baby stage Makaimorph rather then seasoned Makaimorph. The progress she would've already made by now if that were only the case. "It's good to know he's already got your back then"
The doragon nodded calmly in response to Russe asking if she meant it, "Normally I would give you a pep talk but there's not much point trying to talk you out of something you seem to go out of your way to do already, I can at least try to encourage a safer way of doing it since you insist on doing it regardless of what I've said prior, for the stealing thing though you may have to give that up if you want to be a Pride Trooper but that'll be up to Makaimorph"
Morticia would follow her friend as he hopped off of the building top, giving her small wings a gentle flutter as she landed gently against the pavement below before breaking into a walk alongside the half saiyan. Listening to his thoughts on his costume. "Inspiration is a good start though, I'm sure he'd be flattered to find a real hero inspired by his character" She figured blue for his suit was going to be a given and Russe would confirm this along with a name for his alter ego. The doragon would get her sketch book in hand again along with a pencil before hopping and crossing her legs mid-air using both her magic and her wings to keep her float and moving alongside the Saiyan while she drew up some ideas. It was hard to walk and draw afterall!
"The Zeni could work, I like the Z idea for the costume" She'd scribble away at the book, dot pointing ideas in the middle of drawing them. "What about your hair? Could have it flair out at the top for a bit of spice, could be a different colour to your usual blue so you're not as easy to pinpoint as being, well, yourself. Maybe a second colour that goes along with the blue of your outfit, like white?" She'd tap the pencil against her chin in thought for a moment and pondered, her tail flicking around in the air behind her. "Could maybe draw some inspiration from Makaimorph himself, so it'd be easy to tell you're a Pride Trooper like him?" If only his ugly mug showed so she could reference him in real time. Though she did find it rather amusing that the one time they actively look for him he's nowhere to be found and everytime he's the last person she wants to see, he shows. Though that probably had something to do with that she and Russe as they were now weren't a threat or a villain, so what reason would the hero have to show?
"Any ideas for catchphrases or moves? Those are always fun"
"Nah I believe it, everyone's gotta start from somewhere, I wonder what was his method of training to get strong the way he is " he agreed, he imagined Makaimorphed to work his ass off for him to be strong as he is now and Russé is lucky the guy is on their side and didn't wind up on the path of villainy.
Morticia says she would've given him a usual pep talk but Russé is too far gone into his desire to be a hero, its hard to steer him away from his mindset at this point, the best she can do is guide him to safer alternatives of his actions. "I'll try to be cautious going forward, especially after I bumped into really strong people like her out there" recalling his losses against Vangreth and the siblings Leech and Anny and meeting a lot of people with strong power.
She also advised he should give up on stealing if he wants to be a pride trooper, a decision he isn't too keen about "Awww but that's my gimmick, its not like i"m stealing for myself" the blue haired boy pouted, that would be like asking a saiyan to give up their tail. His friend decided to park next to him in flight, allowing herself to draw in a position she is comfortable with. The Zeni name and logo on the chest idea gave her incentive to draw it down, she asked about the state of his hair and adding an extra color on his suit, and possibly taking inspiration from makaimorph something he hasn't thought about until now.
Russé glanced over to the work in progress she has so far "my hair?" putting a finger on his chin, he almost forgot he has big spiky hair and it may get ruined if he were a mask that covered his entire head. "Those are good questions, I could leave my hair out in the open and modify the mask to make it look good, not sure if I want to take inspiration from makaimorph himself though, his costume is cool n all but it suits him, I'd rather have something to identify who I am, so I'll keep my hair the way it is" the bridge between his nose crunched as electrodes danced around his cerebrum for an idea and eyebrows furrowed with intensity.
A barrier of silence putting a halt of communication betwween Russé and Morticia lasted for a very short moment "Oh! I can have the Z logo be a gold color, my mask will be a silver color with a gold retractable mouthpiece to help with breathing underwater and protecting me from toxic gas, knockout gas, etc. I've thought about the Zeni coins and I figured it would make sense the colors would match it. No need to add white on the suit, the logo will be its own thing integrated into the shirt, in fact to match the color of the mask, the gloves and boots will be a silver color as well." hopefully his ideas weren't too demanding for Morticia, but he couldn't help himself to speak about it now than to forget about it later.
She asked about a catchphrase and Russe placed two fingers on his chin, he cleared his throat then pressed two knuckles on is wasit to stand heroically. "Pay Up! Evil Doer!.uhhh...Crime doesnt Pay!" trying to sound like a 60's superhero but failing miserable.
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"Hey, maybe you could ask him sometime? It'd sure be interesting to find out, huh?" She had always kinda wondered how leaders of heroes groups or groups in general first started off andit was interesting to find out just how they got to where they were now, "I know he wasn't always the leader though, poor guy has probably lost some friends along the way to where he is now..."
"You've... Already bumped into other people like her?" The worried tone seemed to creep back into her voice but he did say he'd try to be more cautious from now on so she hoped he kept his word on that. When it came to him pouting about giving up stealing she would give him a stern look back in response, "I mean hey I have nothing against you for it, but I don't know what the Makaimorph would think, take it up with him when you get the chance maybe?"
When the half saiyan questioned his hair she would smile and point the end of her pencil towards his blue hair, "Yeah! Your hair! I'd say your big blue hair is a pretty key physical trait to your appearance, right? I know whenever we lose you in a crowd I always look for the tall blue hair" She laughed lightly before letting him speak his thoughts on his costume ideas. "What if you had your hair come out the top of the mask in a different sort of style to how you wear it usually, and have some sort of mask that like... Helps it glow a bright blue?" She would draw as she spoke but was fully listening as she did so, "Yanno so like- it'd look like blue flames hair!" She'd rub behind her head for a moment after having noticed she may be getting a little too excited about designing this costume for her friend, "Heh, sorry- Your hair as it is could work just fine too, especially if you really don't mind people figuring out your actual identity, I dunno it's up to you" She'd tap her pencil against her chin for a moment, "I know I wouldn't want people to find out, but that's just me-... Do you think Makaimorph is the same? What do you think he might be like under the mask?"
"Ooh so a full face mask?- So palette colours would be silver, gold and blue?" She'd begun furiously jotting down ideas as Russe spoke them regardless of how difficult one idea might be- She wanted this suit to be all Russe wanted it to be and more! "It'll need to have a spot for your tail to be able to come out of too, stuffing tails to hide them away in suits is so uncomfy!"
When Russe tried to do a catchphrase on the spot Morticia tried her best to not laugh but it was rather comical which made it very hard to not to. "Reminds me of those old cartoons- which isn't a bad thing, and a 'pay' theme does fit with the whole Zeni thing you have going" Tapping the end of the pencil against her cheek she'd frown lightly, catchphrases weren't easy! "Crime doesn't pay is a classic, maybe you could bring it back with an added bit of punch- we should probably give that one some more thought huh? What about moves? You got an attack style in mind?"
Russé nodded "I'll ask if I run into him" shouldn't be too hard to track down a superhero, it became slightly grim thinking about what makaimorph was like before becoming a hero, and how many friends he could have lost during his heroic adventures. The hybrid looked away from Cia to stare out into space. "If reading comic books and watching superhero shows growing up taught me anything, most heroes are born after tragedies of loved ones. Life does everything it can to break their morale as heroes continue to shoulder the responsibility, putting on smiles for people, pretending everything will be okay, its likely makaimorph is suffering every day." His answer is quite melodramatic but how else would he describe it?
Russé's off-handed comment of meeting strong people naturally sparked worry in Morticia, her tone didn't go unnoticed. "Yeah!, I met this ogre kid named Yangwang, we didn't fight but his power is tremendous, then I met this red-head chick and a squid-looking guy, Ramen and..Kraktus?, I didn't fight them either but their power might stronger than yangwang's though all three of them can kick my butt if they wanted to!" placing index finger and thumb on the chin, trying to remember their strengths and then laughed at himself, emitting a carefree attitude to dispel any negative thoughts. "I've also joined a few martial arts tournaments to win the prize money, but I lost in all of them" slightly bummed about his constant string of being defeated. His friend doesn't have a problem with him stealing for a noble cause, the decision is up to makaimorph however and most likely the answer would be a "No" "Gotcha" understanding if he wants to keep the heroic squad's reputation clean.
Morticia has gotten a little excited over designing Russe's costume, suggesting things like having his hair akin to a blue flame from the top of his mask in a different style. She also noted she could pick him out from a crowd of people due to his hair. "Is my hair really that easy to find? Hmm idk about glowing, people would get the impression I can shoot blue fire and call me Pyro-Man or something" besides it might not be a good idea if the half saiyan is trying to sneak around and people can spot him easily from his hair sticking out like a sore thumb.
Russé thought long and hard about his secret identity, should everyone know about it? Its probably for the best not everyone should know who he is, with the exception of friends and family. "I could give my hair a different shade of blue to make it hard for anyone to know who I am, but if some people know how to sense my energy signature and recognize me, then it can't be helped" shrugging his shoulders, no matter what costume he is wearing, his identity will be made public eventually. Morticia is wondering if Makaimorph is protective of his identity and what's he like under the mask. "No idea, I've only saw him in action once or twice, I don't know enough about him to give a satisfying answer, I noticed he wore a scarf, I suppose he doesn't like people finding out who he is either"
The doragoness is jolting down his requests, asking about his choice in mask and colors for his suit for confirmation. "Yes, a full face mask with a retractable mouthpiece and yes to the colors as well" to all of it, she mentioned his tail would be uncomfortable to be tucked inside the suit, but it gave him an idea. "Actually, I want my tail hidden in the suit, that way people won't know the Zeni is part-saiyan" he can just wrap his tail around like a belt before putting on the suit, easy peasy!
After shouting some possible catchphrases, he can tell his friend found then silly, she didn't have to laugh for him to know they sound corny. "yeah I need to work on better catchphrases, or not do them at all" rubbing his head sheepishly. Thinking about an attack style hasn't crossed his mind, if he is able to punch and kick someone in the face until they are knocked out, it was good enough for him. "Ummm, I haven't thought of any particular attack style, I just punch the bad guys and hope everything works out" flashing a grin on his face.
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Morticia would smile before putting a hand to her chin in thought for a moment, "I have got an idea in mind that might make him show-- But I wouldn't want him to come running thinking something urgent is going down when that's not true-- We can keep looking" She brushed the idea away it was probably a bit of a risky idea overall anyway afterall. As Russe looked away and explained how most heroes are 'born' so to speak, "I mean that and just from people wanting to do the right thing, right?" Though she supposed some for sure did come from their own tragedies much like how villains did as well. When it came to Makaimorph though she wasn't sure but what Russe said sure did give her a pang of regret. Why'd she feel guilty? He was the man who kept getting in her way of trying to save her family, thought-- She supposed Makaimorph didn't know that part and deep down she couldn't bring herself to truly hate the hero either. "Who knows, maybe you're right..." He did have a point or two afterall, but what kind of villain was she to feel bad about her rival hero?
Russe's comment on that all the people he mentioned just prior could kick his butt if they wanted to didn't seem to help her worry in the slightest- He was being humorous about it but she really did worry if any of these people chose to not be as passive as they probably were the first time Russe met them."Aw, I'm sorry to hear you lost Russe, we could train together or something if you wanted? Training always helps you do better next time afterall, right? Plus we both could use the practice I think" Though she should perhaps be mindful of her fighting style as she didn't want to elude to it being similar to that of her alter ego. "Keep at it though, you'll get there!"
"Yes! I see your blue hair and know who it belongs to right away, it's what I look for when I lose you in a crowd, I know that much" She laughed lightly- Though Russe's added height also helped as well. "Oh it's all for the look silly, but that's fair, I saw the blue hair thing as more of flaming ki!" She seemed to note something down though shortly after, probably a note about the first idea being scrapped for new ideas instead. "That's no problem, you could learn to suppress it- Like I do yanno?" She quickly added to the conversation though to avoid being asked why she suppressed it to begin with- "But for the most part yeah" As for Makai she thought for a moment, "Well, think about it, right, who's seen him around just casually? I know I sure haven't, he's usually always seen when in action and on the job alone right? He must have another identity! I mean you'd hear about it if Makaimorph went down to the shops as he is, it just makes sense he has to have something hiding him for when he's not on the job" She seemed a little starry eyed talking about this subject though why she was, was a little unclear, "I wonder who he is really!" She had to applaud his level of care at hiding whoever he really was if that were the case, afterall she really hadn't a clue of who it could be.
"Right! Right, You could have something go over your tail to hide the type of tail you have! Or wear it as a belt, both ideas are great!" She of course scribbled down all the ideas so she could work with all possible suit ideas. Both where nice ideas but the belt one might be more practical- Though Russe surely was used to working with a tail by this point as he had, had one all his life.
"It's okay! We'll think of something, it takes time!" When it came to fighting style she would ponder for a moment before setting down her doodle book, bag and other belongings. "Well we could always just refine and practice your current style, though I must say- There's one flaw to just punching, that being people with long-ranged attacks- Or more so people who can manage both close combat and ranged will have an upper hand over you" She'd fix her hair before raising her arms, "Let's practice, come at me, throw a punch!"
Russé slide hands into pockets as his face relaxed their muscle to give off a nonchalant demeanor "If I can sense his energy we'll find him no matter where he is, for now I don't mind walking around to stretch my legs" he is content either way, the half-saiyan detected him once before and it was enough to familiarize with his ki signature.
"Mmmhmm, and hero work is often underappreciated, sometimes people are ungrateful heroes are risking their lives to help them" it is true, they will whine and complain if this happened and it doesn't make sense why people are like this. If a hero helped Russé out of a jam he would gladly shake their hand, claw, appendage, etc, and possibly ask them for their autograph.
Her enticing words put a band-aid on his wound of disappointment, an offer to train with his close buddy is a proposition he couldn't refuse. "I'm down, any opportunity to get stronger is a plus for me, now that I think about it I've never seen you fight before Cia, training together will let me see how you fight, it will be fun!" curious about her fighting style.
He chuckled "Well it helps me stand out from everyone else I guess" he doesn't see a lot of people around with his hair color, maybe its better this way. His eyelids blinked twice finding out the flaming hair is just for cosmetics "Oh" he replied. Morticia suggested he should lower his Ki, being reminded of that red-clad woman showing him the trick.
"I should do that, walking around with abnormal power will draw unwanted attention and that's annoying, that explains why I cant sense your power" now he is intrigued, if she is dimming her strength from trained eyes, that implies she is tougher than the average joe on the street. Russé delved right into a train of thought if the superhero has a scarf covering his face, that is a sign he is indeed keeping his true identity hidden from the world. The young adult shrugged his shoulders coming up with nothing "I dunno, he could be the university's janitor or someone you know" he joked. It would be surprising if it turned out to be true.
"Yeah I prefer to tuck it in my suit" watching her writing down ideas for his costume, having an actual belt will serve a practical purpose. The purple dragon lady pointed out his unrefined method of fighting, making a fair point about others will have an advantage over him in range and in close combat, for this reason, she offered to practice with him, suggesting he should throw a punch at her. "Realy? We're gonna practice right here? I'm not sure how strong you are but alright let's do this!" winding his arm to prepare for a spar, the young man ran straight for his friend and punched her arms. unfortunately due to his massively weak power her durable body felt like the strongest metal in the galaxy.
"Owww!" leaped backward and shaking his hand in pain. "What the hell!? Wow I didn't know you are THAT strong!" is Morticia really in a league well above him? Was she training this whole time?
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"Oh right" The doragon put a finger to the bottom of her lip in thought for a moment, familiar people where easier to sense with ki sense right? So Russe having met Makaimorph a couple times-- No thanks to her alter ego no less-- Would make him more familiar to the Saiyan. Wait a minute- Was casual her supposed to know he'd met Makaimorph? Yes yes, Russe had told them before! Phew... This double-life stuff was getting out of hand. "I should look into that ki sensing stuff or a scouter sometime"
"Yeah sometimes that is the case, sometimes people favor the villain even- Like even in movies especially, it's whack" The doragon would shrug her shoulders though, "What can you do though, some people are like that and you can't please everyone, so long as you're doing the right thing by you and all that"
"Hah, really?" Morticia seemed lightly amused by how down Russe seemed for training though she supposed he was part Saiyan. "Suppose I don't do a whole lot of public fighting stuff so that makes sense, I'm not much of a brawler or anything either, I'm probably nowhere near your level!" Though part of her had to reassure herself that she was not to show too many similarities to her fighting style while in costume for obvious reasons, she was still somewhat excited herself as well!
"Yeah! If it'll help avoid any of that unwanted attention then that seems pretty useful if you asked me!" The doragon would laugh soon after though at Russe's comment on who Makaimorph could be-- Truth be told if he was the university's janitor she felt a bit embarrassed that someone so seemingly sweet and harmless was in secret kicking her behind in combat on most nights. "I mean, maybe! Could be you for all I know" Of course she knew that part wasn't true, she had seen Russe and Makaimorph together at the same place before, and as far as she was aware Russe wasn't currently capable of any shapeshifting or multiform to have pulled that off. "Hm, maybe? Weird thinking he could be someone we know"
"Yeah! Let's go! Right here, right now!" Morticia seemed a little more pumped then usual especially so suddenly but she was determined to help her friend even though it wouldn't be exactly beneficial for her if he were to out-do her in a match while she was in costume, she still wanted her friend to be safe first and foremost.
Russe was quick to wind up an arm and head straight at her for a punch- Which she would bring her arms up to block. His punch would land on the block as she thought it might though what she didn't expect was Russe's reaction to having hit her, it was that of pain. "Wh- Oh um, Sorry!" At least he maybe learnt that charging head first into a fight with someone who's strength he hadn't worked out yet wasn't the best of ideas? "Some situations you won't be able to so easily win by charging straight in like that, now that you know you can't land a good hit that way on me, what will you do?"
He had had his swing and now it was her turn. The doragon would make a dash forwards as Russe had put some space between them after having jumped back in pain from his last punch, but rather then going straight for a swing she would fake one before dropping down and kicking out a leg, swinging it into a swooping motion in hopes of knocking Russe off of his feet. Meanwhile forming magical 'boxing gloves' around her fists with the appearance of a cacti, who knows what sort of effect they would have if she landed any hits on him with them!
"They are a life-saver" he sincerely sang praise their usefulness in high regard, without either essential tool and talent for a martial artist, he wouldn't have made it past his first-ever battle.
"Its whack but there are reasons, If people are rooting for the bad guy, the hero is either unlikeable and the villain is made to look sympathetic by comparison, or the villain displays a fun personality in the middle of their bad deeds, they are somehow entertaining to watch. Your right we can't please everyone" happens all the time in fictional stores about the battle between good and evil.
"I bet you are strong regardless, you hide your energy from everyone so it must be really powerful!"she must've trained in secrecy to defend herself if fighting is not her cup of tea. She didn't look like someone who has built a lot of muscle, given his impression of her body type, but you know what they say, never judge a book by its cover.
The possibility of the hybrid being the famous superhero is amusing, his throat vertebrated into a chuckle "Oh I wish" Russ laughed, if he is Makaimorph the first thing he will do is stand and pose on a tall building and allow his scar blow in the wind.
Cia realized Russ's poor strategy isn't going to work and he knew it, what will he do now if he can't land a solid hit on her? Think Russ think! There wasn't time for an answer to leak from his mouth, his training partner approached him by mimicking his actions..at first. Russ' pulled his arms up to block not knowing it will be ineffective. Turns out it was a trick and suddenly his legs are struck hard, and Russ is now on the ground. The blue-haired hybrid sprang up to action and noticed a pair of cacti-motif boxing gloves presumably conjured by her magic.
"Nice move! But I'm not giving up just yet!" He tried to charge her again, moving in zig-zag formation, he would throw a side kick toward her waist. he knew he is outmatched regardless if it made an impact or not but he has to keep trying!
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