"I have surpassed both the power of nothingness and darkness. Your quiet destiny shall now shift to utter annihilation!!" - Ascended Akuma
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A little backstory/fanfiction: After defeating Shang Tsung in a "Death Battle" Akuma attained an ability that allows him to absorb the power(s) of those he defeats; he does this on a spiritual level through his prayer beads. This design is meant to represent him as fully immersed in the dark hado (like Oni) but still be in control, thus being even more powerful than any previous incarnation. In addition, he bested Ryu in combat (who mastered the Power of Nothingness at the time) and paradoxically, absorbed that same power, allowing him to tap into/switch between both at any moment in battle. After training immensely with both the Satsui no Hado and the Power of Nothingness, the Master of Fists ascended beyond the limits of each and discovered a way to use combination attacks with the two. This leads to *Shin* Garuda sensing him and seeking out such power (once again); as a result, they have the ultimate rematch.
- The music used is Oni's theme, but basically edited (by me) to sound more haunting, vicious, and relentless.
I used two pictures as references (one being artwork of Oni and the other being Akuma - I combined the two and added the kanji symbol for "Ascension" on his back). Also, his gi is red because it's soaked (or rather dyed) with the blood of his enemies.
I was planning on putting this up earlier, but life is being too difficult to manage right now. I have to cram a lot of tasks in a day, otherwise, I'm not getting enough done and I'll die as a failure. By God's will, I'm not letting that happen. I'll never be weak again.
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