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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
Team Retro Pink
Team Magic Muscles
Szayel is incredibly hax, but Team Magic Muscles can definitely handle this.
Szayel and Mashiro are a dangerous combination, but Szayel is already a lot less of a threat without his lab to prepare himself for a match beforehand. I think some people are hyping Tessai up a bit too much, but he does seem like a very formidable combatant. And as others have pointed out, a skilled kidou-user might be Szayel's weakness. Don't underestimate Chad, either, though. He's getting stronger and while I'm not sure he's capable of defeating Mashiro, he should be able to hold his own for a while.
So how do I see the fight playing out?
The match-up will be pretty obvious as Chad and Mashiro are far more direct fighters and even if Szayel has more of an interest in Chad (due to him being a human with special powers), Tessai will quickly recognise who the greatest threat is around here. Szayel will have no time to calmly analyse his opponent, though, as Tessai doesn't seem like the kind of guy that messes around. Hell, if he fires that Hadou #88 he used against Aizen, before Szayel releases, I suspect he'd kill him in one shot. If not, Tessai will still unleash some pretty deadly kidou and Szayel will have to release and quick if he wants to stand any chance.
I'm not sure how Chad and Mashiro will do, but once Mashiro uses her Hollow mask, Chad better watch out. Still, with Brazo Derecha de Gigante and Brazo Izquierda del Diablo, Chad will be okay. He may not have the advantage in speed, but with that shield-arm, I think he'll be capable of defending himself against Mashiro. If he manages to land La Muerte, he'd probably defeat Mashiro, but that's probably not going to happen.
Tessai will be able to guard himself against Szayel's clone-liquid with a quick Danku or other barriers. Similarly, Tessai should have plenty in his arsenal to keep from being caught by Szayel's wings, if he stays on his guard. Once Szayel starts running out of tricks to use on Tessai, he'll get desperate. He'll try a Gran Rey Cero, but Tessai can probably dodge it and counter, block it entirely with a Bakudou or even overpower it with a spell of his own. Either way, it will all boil down to Tessai using a #61 Rikujoukouro to keep Szayel in one spot and then a Hadou #88 or #63 Raikouhou to blast him out of existence. With Szayel toast, Tessai will be able to assist Chad; he'll bind Mashiro and a La Muerte from Chad will end it.
Team Magic Muscles wins.
Last edited by Snake_Cowboy; March 20, 2011 at 09:42 AM.
Chad is actualy a liability to his team. I can't see Tessai getting hit by Szayel but Chad is another story. I can see Szayel resurecting himself in Chad. I think its better if Chad runs for the hills and leaves Tessai to deal with this or try to lure Mashiro somewhere away from Teesai and Szayel.
Still going with Tessai but its a tricky one.
Team Magic Muscles wins! They shall advance into the next round. Discuss the result of this match and all others in the Tournament Discussion thread.
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