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Mar. 15 - @Ren Amamiya

The atmosphere of the Metaverse sets around him like honey as he steps in. Robin’s uniform encases him almost immediately. It has admittedly been a while since he’d ventured into the cognitive world; real life can really drag on, regardless of how much one has been splashing around in fantasy. Crow supposes that’s a part of growing up: You become indifferent to everything around you.

Upon entry, he gently backs Joker into a wall, locking him in place with his own body; pristine white on austere black. The prominent beak of the mask aiming at Joker’s throat is not at all unintentional. “What do you say to taking up arms against me, Joker?” Crow purrs, tracing his finger along a well-defined jaw.

 
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A smile settled on Joker's features after they entered the Metaverse. It always felt to be better here. His eyes were locked on Crow as he moved towards him; head tilted a bit to the side. Brow rising in question. It had been awhile since they were both here; be it for fun or to keep their skills sharp. Crow's job pulling him somewhat out of existence for a few months. It...was nice to have him back.

Joker's back hit the wall, as Crow backed him into it. The subtle smirk grew wider; chin lifting slightly as Crow's mask's...beak, nearly brushed against his throat. The touch welcomed, as he studied the man before him; quietly enjoying being pinned.

Sometimes it was nice to lose control of the situation.

"In our usual way, or do you have something else in mind?" he asked, knowing his mind was already pulling toward the former. They hadn't exactly planned what they would be doing in the Metaverse, outside of go in together. Considering it was a question and not a statement, it felt as though he had something else in his thoughts.
 
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Crow does in fact have something else in mind. Something not very in the tradition as far the Crow-Joker antics go in the Metaverse. It’s less about blood and more about game; less about pleasure and more about—

“The former would be nice,” Crow allows, bringing Joker’s hands on front of him, gripped at the wrists. “but I’m thinking a full-on spar. No charm to disguise the pain. I want to test your full power for myself. I can’t have our leader getting out of shape, now, can I?

”What do you say?”
He asks this like he still hasn’t got Joker trapped between him and the wall. Like Joker has a choice.
 
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A spar. He liked that idea. Fighting against Shadows was fun, but another person brought another element. The...last time he had fought someone in the Metaverse that wasn't a Shadow or a Shadow version of someone he knew, was...Makoto. But that was long enough ago, he didn't feel the pull he was expecting at that small realization. Instead, he just felt some excitement pool in his stomach. Eyes narrowing as he sized up the man in front of him; quietly reminding himself of Crow's tendencies. His patterns. How he went about fights, and how to approach with the powers at his own fingertips.

Joker didn't struggle as Crow grabbed his wrists; a wicked smile spreading across his lips.

"Sounds like fun," his voice low, putting a bit of tension against the hands that were holding his wrists in place, without actually trying to wrench them free, "Is Satanael off the table? I wouldn't want to win that quickly," his brow rising slightly, knowing exactly what he was doing.
 
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If only Joker knew how many fires he started with that stupid smile. Crow tuts, grip like iron. ”Arrogant as usual. This is not about winning, Joker. Although I do admire your enthusiasm. I told you — I want to witness the full extent of your power. You’ll do it, or I might injure you.” He winks. Hopefully, that will get Joker to take him a bit seriously throughout. Of course, this is Joker, so it’s Crow who might as well be kidding himself, but whatever. He means business either way.

Releasing Joker's wrists, he takes a few steps back as an angelic aura collects around him. Robin manifests like a holograph, so bright he is his own light source. Akechi activates his lightsabre to aim it at Joker.

"Because you're so cocky, I'll let you make the first move."
 
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It was both a threat and a promise. Joker held back the last time he fought another person in the Metaverse. Refused to actually do anything outside of defend himself, and hope Queen would pull her composure back together. It almost cost him his life. But this...was different. Crow wanted to fight; wanted to test each other's skills. And Joker knew his words weren't empty; they never were. He couldn't hold back again, without risk of more of the same repeating. Instead of shying away from the thought, he leaned into it. He knew Crow could handle a good portion of the power he wielded, at least. They both had multiple Persona at their disposal too.

The last time they had fought against one another, had been the Engine Room.

Joker was quietly proud of himself for not letting that get to him either. A million little things that brushed the back of his mind and should have given him pause, yet he was able to focus on the present - and not let the past soil it with its inky touch.

He...really had come a long way, hadn't he?

"Think I can manage that," his smile staying in place as Crow released his wrists and summoned his Persona. Robin Hood. And apparently Joker had the first move.

"Now who's the cocky one?" Joker's fingers grabbing the edge of his mask.

Joker had a few options; currently held three Persona at his disposal. A lower number than he typically wielded back home, but it was a comfortable one.

As always, he had Arsene. His first, and the one he refused to give up. The rest of the Persona he cycled through weren't fragments of himself, but essentially Shadows he had reasoned with for their help...or scared into helping him. Or seduced. Everyone else only wielded a mirror of their true self. Joker being able to hold any Shadow made him...occasionally feel a bit lost. It was why he refused to give up the only piece that was really him.

While Arsene wielded curse attacks which Robin Hood was weak to; it was a double-edged blade. Because Arsene was weak to bless. Fitting, for them.

Mara...was also weak to bless.

Then there was Satanael. He blocked Bless, and had Maeigaon - which was heavy curse damage to all foes.

The only problem with starting with Satanael was that it was his strongest hand from the start. On top of that, he couldn't keep Satanael out forever. Unlike normal Persona, there was a strain on Joker from just using him in general. Back during the thirteenth hour, he ended up almost passing out and getting a pretty bad bloody nose from over-use. Joker preferred to end strong rather than start that way.

He wouldn't start there; even if it did leave him open. Since he attacked first, he could technically keep Robin Hood off balance until Crow yielded. Less risk, at least.

Plus winning in one hit wasn't any fun.

"Arsene!" he felt the gentle rush of his Persona forming behind him, "Eiha!"

A simple way to start out, but effect. A nice light curse attack.

If Crow wanted to see Satanael, he'd have to earn it.
 
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And there’s the Gentleman Thief himself, with his tophat and his smouldering smirk. Robin raises his bow. Crow gives the signal. “Kouha!” And Robin counter-unleashes a beam of light headed straight for the Eiha to cancel it out. It results in a bang.

It’s not the first time they’ve exchanged blows in Pandora, but it’s a different species. And if Joker feels anything about it, he’ll likely be thinking of how they, once, watched each other die. Their pasts may haunt them, but this is the present, with a different outcome, different feelings. And that is why Crow won’t back down.

Amidst the clash of Personas, Akechi swoops in with lightning-quick reflexes, taking advantage of the diversion. ”heads up!” he is barely seen before the blue light of his diagonal slash.
 
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Crow cancelled it. Expecting anything else was maybe a mix of optimism and stupidity, mixed into one. Either way, his eyes shifted from Robin Hood to the Crow himself, as he made a move for Joker.

A melee attack with his...sword thing. The fact he carried essentially a light-saber would forever - and always - amuse Joker to no end. Using his own oversized and hooked dagger, he caught the attack (only just), and pushed it aside, before adding a fun little layer to the game.

"Makarakarn!"

Now Crow couldn't use a single magical attack against him, without it reflecting back. It would have to be ranged or melee from both the Persona and the person. A smirk pulled at his lips, as he shot Crow a wink, and made his own slash with his dagger.
 
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He dodges with deft footwork, but the dagger still clips the ends of his hair. Crow hmphs, dusts off his sleeve. “Well done, Joker. It seems you still haven’t lost your edge. Did you erect that shield hoping to keep me from playing on your persona’s weakness? Do you think that will be enough?”

Robin’s eyes glint mischievously as the persona advances. Instead of firing a magical arrow this time, he uses the bow itself as a weapon to strike Arsene with. And since, unlike Arsene, Robin Hood is all muscle and form, there is quite a wallop behind the blow. At least, that’s the idea.

“Block this then! Megaton Raid!”
 
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Joker smirked as the battle continued. It was...very much them playing with each other. Not holding back, but not actively trying to cause harm. Almost like a dance. A cadence falling to their movements; their dodges. It was fun. Joker couldn't remember the last time he actually fought against anyone like this...if ever. Typically his battle-time was spent against Shadows or people who were trying to kill him. While Crow fit that category once, things had changed. But...he liked this. A lot. Even if there was a bit of concern pulling at the back of his mind when the idea first came to be.

Joker rolled out of the way of another attack - his breathing faster then he'd like. His health a bit lower then he'd prefer. They had been at it awhile, so it made sense. He had been taking his time to get to Satanael; not wanting to pull out his strongest Persona out of the gate.

But it was time.

Joker shrugged out of Arsene's summon, reaching deep within himself to pull at the Ultimate form of his heart. A connection lost after everything, but reforged in Pandora. He was...difficult to wield. Like he wasn't meant to be something to be controlled, and if Joker lowered his guard, he'd lose control of the Persona.

He...didn't actually know if that was true, it was just a feeling.

Yet he didn't shy away from pulling at his mask. That tingle on the back of his neck, as he felt rather than saw Satanael coming to be behind him. They were outside, so he knew the Persona would stretch out at his full size; even if it really meant...little. Joker had tested it a few times, and new Satanael could easily scale to a normal Persona size, if he so wished - even if just a tree was in the way. Yet he liked to be big. Liked to show off.

He was definitely a part of him.

"So? What do you think?" he put a hand on his hip yet was ready to dodge if Crow made another move at him - breath still a bit heavy on his lips.
 
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The shape grows, its shadow enveloping him, and soon he’s staring into piercing red eyes amidst a gray landscape. “So, this is Satanael...” he says despite himself. He takes a few steps back without realizing it. The creature is not touching him, but the pressure of its presence pushes against his like a physical force.

It’s definitely the real deal. If Ren won a game, this is his trophy.

Despite that, Crow feel no malice over the situation. No jealousy derived from Joker having something better than him. Instead he feels a kind of pride welling up. Like Joker — Ren’s accomplishments are his accomplishments. Huh.

“I think it suits you,” Crow admits. “The god-killing Persona. It’s befitting of someone who has successfully reformed society. It’s befitting of a hero.” He nods confidently to himself at this, thinking of his childhood heroes on TV. “That said...it’s also a life-sized depiction of your ego.” can’t have Joker get too cocky, after all, can he? Crow smiles sweetly. ”I’ll help you tone it down a bit.”

As Robin disappears in a flash of light, Loki appears in a mass of shadows. Then, gripping its sword tightly in its hands, it flies toward Satanael with the full intent to kill on impact or die trying.

Crow is just watching what happens.
 
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Joker's eyes drift from Satanael to Crow - curious on what he thought. He was...proud of the Persona behind him. Knew it carried a different feeling than a Shadow taken randomly from the Metaverse, or even one born from one's soul. The Persona behind him had saved the world, and killed a God in the process. Joker's posture naturally a bit straighter as he wielded it; proud of what he had done, and proud that he had somehow found Satanael again in Pandora, despite everything.

Honestly, he...sort of thought he had fallen away from himself enough to lose touch with his own heart - allowing it to become distorted as everything hit him at once. Instead, he pushed through it - even if it could have gone...better. Pushed through the chaos, and landed on his feet on the other side. Joker honestly felt more like himself than he had in literal years at this point - as he stood in front of Crow with Satanael looming behind him. A smirk on his lips that grew wider as he was told that it suited him.

"Yeah, pretty much," he didn't deny the comment about his ego - eyes glancing back to the giant Persona for a moment - a laugh on his lips as Crow was going to 'help him tone it down a bit'.

Loki took Robin's place, instantly flinging itself at Satanael. The Persona looking...really small next to him.

It was sort of funny to watch.

Joker gripped his mask, ready to unleash an attack...before lowering his hand.

Satanael just sort of...back-handed Loki aside - flinging the Persona back where it came from.

Oh.
Okay.
 
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...And just like that, Loki is fired back as swiftly as it came, not a waste of movement on Satanael’s part.

Oh, and it’s headed right for him.

Well, sometimes your Persona is just a sum of your own arrogance, and the blowback is strong enough to knock you down. Which it does, to Crow, who tumbles backwards with the gust of wind that tears past him, and skids on all fours before he can hit the wall and sustain some real damage.

But holy hell, he thinks. And all it took was a flick of the wrist, a passive gesture you swat away flies with. If they were fighting seriously, how extreme would the power difference be even then? The thought is both curious and dreadful at the same time.

Loki, of course, has holed itself back into his spirit. For its sake, he lets it remain there. He stands up, dusts off his gloves, bending his mouth at his colossal victor.

”Hmph. I can’t deny how downright irritating that was to watch... But I asked and you supplied.” He manages a smile. “Not for the first time, you’ve exceeded my expectations. I’ve seen all I had to see. Congratulations, Joker.” He adds, in a humile voice that suggests he means it.
 
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Joker slid his hands into his pockets, as Loki was swatted away from Satanael like a fly. Now that he thought of it, this Persona hadn't really...been against anything normal before. Yaldabaoth. Whatever those things were in the Thirteenth Hour. But...never a normal Shadow, let alone Persona. Sort of...put a lot into perspective. Crow was easily the strongest other Persona user he knew, yet Satanael hadn't even had to use any skills to get rid of Loki.

The Persona came crashing back down at Crow, who caught himself before he could hit a wall. Joker couldn't help but smile over at him, feeling a bit strange about the power imbalance, yet entertained. Loki disappearing likely in his own frustration or Crow's, before he could say anything concerning or goop more.

"Feels like cheating," he admitted, glancing up at Satanael, "Can't even really him out for very long either. I think he drains my energy just by existing," hands still in pockets at he marveled at the over-sized Persona for a moment, before returning his gaze back to Crow, "Want to fight some Shadows side-by-side or head back? Orrrrrr," his smile grew just a tiny bit wicked, "Do some other Metaverse fun?"
 
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To be honest, he's not nearly out of energy as he should be. It wasn't a full-on fight, barely any adrenalin was expended, so the physical satisfaction is minimal.

At Ren's request, he mirrors the wicked smile, slides on over to Ren to frame his face delicately in his hands. "Be at my mercy this time?" He asks softly.

 
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Joker didn't shy away from the touch; eyes locked on the man in front of him. His teeth idly chewed on his bottom lip, but it wasn't a nervous gesture. Instead, it was a whisper of the future.

The question brought a slight laugh to his lips, causing him to lean forward and sneak a kiss, "Sounds good."

And with that, he grabbed Crow's hand, and led him off to do nothing good at all.
 
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