Martial Arts Week: Cassandra Cain vs the Mad Dog
Before Round 2 vs Lady Shiva and my little finale in posting in this event. The prelimary bout: Cassandra fighting her father's "first" the one called the Mad Dog.
I was thinking one massive post for these two fights. But no way. I'm keeping it seperate. I'll post round 2 later tonight.
From Batgirl #72.
After the destruction of Nyssa's base, Cass is leading several survivors of the League of Assasins to safety (including Alpha). However, Shiva orders the remaining half to hunt them down. A fight ensues and suddenly both sides are killed by the Mad Dog. Any remaining of Shiva's half retreats scared to death of the Mad Dog where finally Cass puts two and two together.
Enter the fight between Cain's "best" result vs Cain's "worse" result.
Part 1 of the fight is tame as Cass has to contend with Alpha whose trying to shoot Mad Dog while also trying to make sure no life is taken. She does this by throwing some gas caps into Mad Dog's eyes while going after Alpha making sure he doesn't shoot her "brother" down.
Part 2 is pretty much Cass vs "Wolverine". Someone totally in a beserker rage. Obviously someone who she can't read given he's just being a total animal, thus she's really struggling against him. And given that this is when fight is utterly vicious. I really wish I could scan more of this part of the fight, but the ending to it was powerful stuff so here's one part of it when they're fighting on tree branches:
This time the fight ends when Cass is knocked off the tree's and loses sight of Mad Dog. Shiva then appears giving Cassandra some advice on the animal's next move. Which pretty much is going after Alpha and the remaining LoA member (forgot her name but she was fiercely loyal to Cass). However just as both appear to be pot roast by Mad Dog's hand...
Utterly awesome and I know nevermore posted that last page before in her Spoiler stuff, and I didn't even realize this until after I scanned this. But it's so damn powerful that's why I kept it in.