I gave your post a good look over, so now I just have to reply within the weekend.
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@Doc Doctor Xaviers attention shifted for an instant to Auzs sword, it seemed a slight miscalculation had been made. Auz had become marginally faster than what had predicted and his sword seemed poised to sink this lesson home. However as quick as Xavier had realized this he also fashioned a rough plan. Visibly, Xavier buckled at the knees, knowing full well he would gain only inches before impact.
Within his body blood and muscle began to shape and harden, specifically within his neck and upper right body. Outside the blood which had collected on his throat lurched towards the side of his neck. This blood would not move directly to the impact point, but instead to the outer perimeters of it. Here it would both harden and embed itself within Xaviers skin to connect with the already hardening tissue.
The shape it created was similar to a half oval, with the top curve beginning near Xaviers jaw and the end near his collar bone. This would be supported by a series of stiffening muscles and layers of interior metallic blood to better absorb what impact would still be felt. The goal of this would be to "catch" Auzz blade by its cutting edge using the curved metallic barrier. The blade would cut into Xaviers skin a half inch before meeting this defense. Which if all went to plan would have the blade angled through his neck and out again, towards his right shoulder.
Upon his shoulder the metal had created a type of pauldron which would cover from his sternum and lower right pectoral, up over his shoulder and to the bottom of his shoulder blade. His shoulder blade itself being an extra hunk of metal to cut through. The pauldron was 3 inches thick over the shoulder and thinned out to 2 inches across the rest. It was half the metal on his chest as the rest would not reach in time. Ontop of this pauldron Xavier’s chest muscles had also locked up similar to his neck in anticipation of the damage in an effort to provide more stopping power.
Impact. Xaviers buckled knees dropped his body and raised the impact zone of Auzs blade to below his jaw, in perfect alignment with the metallic curve. If all went well the blade would be given no point in the neck to unload its force, cutting only a chunk of meat from Xaviers throat before being sent to his chest.
Second impact. Xaviers buckled knees come into play again, bowing heavily under the force to absorb whatever impact they would be allotted. The impact would be dispersed against the pauldron, his shoulder blade and outer rib cage as well as various muscles. All of which, except bone, would be attempting to compress ahead of its wounded counterparts to further wedge the blade in place. With any luck diagonally within and halfway through Xaviers right pectoral.
Not a whimper or a grimace would come from Xavier as strings of his dark red blood flowed around the weapon, shifting to metal in piles along the blade to try and hold it in place. In his boot, a cut from earlier in the battle launches a spike into the ground in hopes of expanding once there and anchoring him. Xavier wanted Auz where he was, the other of his bladed whips was aimed for his back, with more than devious plans in mind. Should it hit, it would attempt to do so in Auz lower left back so that it may enter the body cavity and began to attack from within.
My evidence is only in my CS. I had written thay Xavier is capable of delivering a 3000lb punch. And if you were to actually sever the arm completely it would be useless. Yes it could be swung around but I'd rather it stay off and fight one armed. Now if it is partially severed than yes, I would probably cover the wound and then kinda puppeteer it like on his left arm.
You just need to create a fanciful powered character like Xavier and then we can have the REAL battle lol.
No, Xavier does not have oxygenated blood. When he was changed from Human to Bloodbayne his entire body was warped and changed. Now it feeds itself off any chaos in the realm. So long aa it is not a perfect utopian society he will always have power. Muscles and the like are simply powered by Chaos energy rather than Oxygen.
That being said, I have designed Xavier to have 3 times the amount of blood as an average person. In the past, my reasoning would have been like "just because".
To date I have generated the following - To become a Bloodbayne one is to be infected with Chaos cells through special means. The cells attack red blood cells and replicate 4 times. The Chaos god of his world had been trying to gain power through this means. The Chaos cells would fill a random person and take over, taking the body to a special lake where the new Chaos cells could be harvested.
Long story short, the god chose Xavier to be his vessel but it didn't work quite like he hoped.
So yes, he would get light headed if he used to much because he still has a set amount. But it is still around 5.5 gallons. I keep it liquified until impact most times so when he's in contact with it it will still flow.
Wrong sir. Xavier currently has 6 wounds supplying metal to his chest. Possibly just 5 since his right hand is covered in metal. A small slice on the chest, a slightly larger slice, 2 stabs to the chest and one in the back.
With Xaviers stats all I did was use the exact same math for your character on him. While giving you the benefit of the doubt. The strength stat comes directly from his CS.
My plan now is for deflection into Xaviers chest and armor. It will end up with the sword burying itselt a distance in Xaviers chest through his shoulder. Through several different means the blow will be absorbed and slowed to prevent terrible damage.
Your mistake is in thinking its a "cheap defense". I have covered his chest with so much metal and caked so much blood to his neck that enough is there for a more than significant defense. But I am more than ready to show you exactly what you aren't paying attention to.
As for the rifle, it has no precedence here. All that power is directed to a pinpoint impact zone before mushrooming outwards. Whereas your sword has its impact point spread wider than a bullet. Leaving more area to catch. But you will see this soon enough.
So what I am going to do is work up a post with my intricately cheap defense. From there you can choose to take it for what it is or we can continue this debate.
What I have been doing, is giving you the benefit of the doubt when it comes to Auzs speed. Regardless of the end numbers, I have been seceeding that Auz is slightly faster. Any stat that o threw down was in comparison to yours and the equations I was using. When those changed, so did the others. Right now that puts them at an almost undeniably equal point. With Auz being faster but Xavier being stronger. All I'm doing is using that strength to my advantage.
Also, Xavier has only the one life in comparison to Auzs 8. So everything he has and everything he does is just to stay alive in a fight. You knew what you were getting into and chose a character that can be on par with him at his strongest.
As far as strength, Xavier has always been superior to Auz even in his current state.
That being said, the sword attack at the end would be defended by much more than a "layer" of metal. It would focus at the impact zone in a bulb to force the blade to cut through it before hitting Xavier. Ontop of the metallic sheet that I plan yo have spring from his right pectoral.
My metal has always been special in that I can put several charges of defense into it to draw on an incredible defense at whim.
I have never argued how you defended or even initiated your attack. You'll remember that my problem was in you writing as though there was no other option. And I came here to put our power levels into perspective. To let you know that while an effective strategy, theres always a chance for it to fail or lose effectiveness.
I will say, in my calculations I forgot the final 2 back to back suicides. So now back to math.
Your estimated speed outcome is off by a few numbers. Mine being an exact 581.025. I do my math using a straight .25 equation like in your CS. But at this rate thats a miniscule measurement.
Unfortunately Xaviers acceleration is based off his strength. Which is still higher than yours by 500 points. I used the average black belt strength for this measurement. As you have stated Strength is just a secondary stat.
Now when we compare your speed measurement to your strength measurement you see that your speed relies 24% on your strength. I adjusted your speed in MY calculations to 590 to better suit both sets of equations. Now what we will say, is that 24% is a trained number. Meaning Auz worked to achieve that in even average sword fights.
Your base stat of 412 Strength when 24.5% is taken out is roughly 100.
Now we take Xaviers strength stat of 3000. Xavier focused on a different type of speed than Auz, acceleration vs top speed. So we will say his speed relies 18% on his strength. Bringing his Speed stat to a firm 540. With an increase at the beginning of any focused movement.
So I would say in this one instant, speeds are matched. Yes Auz can move faster, but Xavier can get moving faster. Auz could beat Xavier in a sprint, but Xavier would get off the line first.
End Results: Auz - 590 Spd 2455 Str Xavier - 540 Spd 3000 Str
The strength difference is where Xaviers superior acceleration comes into play. He has more muscle to move himself harder, faster. But most of the strength is in his arms so it wears thin in long distance.
As for the attack, Xaviers body is filled with the blood that creates his weapons. It moves on its own accord to defend itself when being wounded. There would also be blood covering his neck already because he never closed the throat wound. Also Xavier can call on a small amount of the metal on his chest to defend as well, softening the blow before it can connect with the neck. I wholey expect a partially severed head, but the vertebrae would stand strong. Xavier is a tank first and foremost. I only say a skull blow would do it because Xavier hardly covers his face/head with the metal. So a direct blow would be deadly. But here there is plenty of defense on hand for the neck blow. Earlier in the fight would be a different story.