1. Segata Sanshiro (Sega) vs. Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)
Our Fighters: Sega, in 1997, was facing the prospect that it could not keep up with sales of Sony and Nintendo. Sega’s future looked grim, until one day, a man came forth to save them. That man is Segata Sanshiro. He lives in the Japanese mountains training himself in serious gaming, playing the Sega Saturn. Segata spends his days training by running with a giant Sega Saturn on his back, and punching the giant buttons of a Sega Saturn controller. Segata spent the year from 1997 to 1998, beating up anyone, men, women, elderly, and children, who weren’t playing the Sega Saturn. Oddly enough, this tactic had worked, and for a time, Sega had actually surpassed the sales of Nintendo thanks to Segata. Segata had then taken a hiatus, and has only very recently begun appearing in games again. Segata has been compared to Chuck Norris, with about as much notoriety; Segata however has video footage of his feats, which include defeating an entire nightclub full of people in only three moves, multiplying and increasing in size, beating an Olympic speed skater in a race on ice in his bare feet, judo throwing a man so hard that the man exploded twice, breaking ten tiles with his head, getting hit by 90 mph fastballs in the chest with no discomfort, and most famously, redirecting a rocket from the Sega building (To add context here, Segata was propped against a window tile, the rocket was generating more than enough force to shatter the glass, To be able to redirect the rocket without breaking the glass, Segata would have had to defy physics to accomplish this) surviving 14 years in space, surviving reentry and still holding on to his Sega Saturn and the rocket after all that time! Segata has even battled Chuck Norris in Death Battle to a draw. Segata may have accomplished the impossible, but he still has shortcomings and weaknesses. Segata may have improved the Sega Saturn’s popularity and sales, but ultimately, he could not save it from being outdated by superior technology. Segata is also vulnerable to the undead, because no matter how many times one judo throws a zombie, they keep coming back.
Yang Xiao Long hails from Rooster Teeth’s RWBY (Which just started its fourth season. Go watch it!). Yang is a girl training to become a huntress; a warrior who defends humanity from the monsters called “Grimm”. Yang is a self-described thrill seeker, who lives for the next big adventure, and usually a fight. Yang looks after her friends and little sister, Ruby as they go to school at Beacon Academy, a school for Huntsmen and Huntresses, protecting others from Grimm and any criminals. Yang battles with a pair of Dual Ranged Shotgun Gauntlets called Ember Celica; these gauntlets allow Yang to fire shotgun rounds for ranged attacks, or cause her punches to explode upon contact, allowing for devastating combat options. Yang also relies on her Aura, energy all beings have, to protect her from harm, as well as her Semblance: a unique special ability all RWBY characters have. In Yang’s case, her Semblance, is the ability to take all the damage she has taken in a fight, and use it to increase her power dramatically, which allows her to accomplish superhuman feats, including, defeating an entire nightclub full of armed men, only needing to reload once. Other feats include knocking out a bear Grimm and knocking down trees with an explosive combo, increasing her strength in proportion to her rage, using the recoil of a shotgun blast to increase her speed and even keep her in mid-air, surviving an impact of being punched through a concrete pillar, surviving the impact of being knocked into orbit, and surviving the reentry and orbital impact. Yang’s superhuman durability and strength have seen her through more than her fair share of fights, even battling Tifa Lockhart on Death Battle. Yet, like all of our other contestants, Yang has notable weaknesses. Yang has a hard time battling against opponents whose fighting styles revolve around kicks. Her Semblance can only really work while she is conscious, and Yang is still vulnerable to being knocked out like anyone else.
Why are they Fighting: Segata and Yang are fighters who have accomplished seemingly impossible tasks; this fight is a fight that would possibly both figuratively, and literally break the Internet and possibly the universe!
Predicted Winner: Both fighters are powerful, and have great feats to back up their power, this fight is actually pretty close, and really could go either way. But ultimately this fight would fall to Segata’s favor. Yang’s Semblance and Aura, which would mitigate and return any damage Segata could deal, can only work while Yang is physically conscious, and even if that Semblance is working, she can still take damage. Combine that with the fact that Segata’s feats trump Yang’s and his fighting style is more versatile, Yang could be overcome (It could also be because Yang was not playing a Sega Saturn).