To make it very clear, Sam was in Divine Release 3(?) With a very rare Enhanced Blood Rage from him, so a 150x to his strength and speed, compared to Kain's only using Enhanced Blood Rage.
Metabolic abilities like Kain and the Boss' run on calories that are stored in the body. Vampires are incredibly efficient at calory Breakdown and storage, so either of them could eat at an all you can eat buffet for a whole week straight and only end up pudgy afterwards to use for combat.
As I now know from a trip to Google, the average human contains 81,500 calories (compared to 200k in a horse and 600k in a bear). Kain probably only ate a single human in anticipation of physical exertion, and took two bites out of Sam during the fight to restore his reserves, which he said equaled a whole human.
Due to a lack of a need or constant exertion Kain isn't all that efficient in calories, nor did he have a large store going into this, as he looked about the same as the average vampire. If he did, or was serious enough, he could have burned more calories and faster to turn into even more strength than he exhibited in this fight. If Kain ever waddled up to Sam weighing 300 pounds and demanded a rematch Sam would run in the other direction.
EDIT: After yet another weird Google search regarding human blood nutritional values, roughly 16 ounces of human blood is only worth about 425-460 calories. A vampire is able to survive on a thimble's worth of blood per day. A Trimble's measure ranges from 1 to 1.5 ounces. So unless I did my math wrong a Vampire can live and operate on just 29~ calories per day.
With how the Boss sits around eating pizza and drinking beer and Kain's every so often human consumption, they store a lot of calories for combat.
Even if Kain is super bad at using his own power as Wabs is putting it, Kain is quite the stacked character with alot of strength going for him. If he had his way in a perfect world he may be a superpower that barely anyone could deal with, besides a few select people with super specific powers that directly counter him/his stored power.
"Never?" Flaz says as he looks up to her for a moment before he gets back to his feet "How do events here compare to that or your timeline? Are we better off or worse off?"
"I'm confuse as well." Future Sabi said as she sighed.
"But I know one thing I am going to make sure this Timeline is way better than mine. As long as we keep fighting hard we can prevent Demigra and his Realm from being free."
"How do we know when those Demon Witches are going to be back?" Aylote asked.
"I mean Jane's scanner can pick up demon magic as soon one appears on Earth. But we need a faster response."
"Don't worry you can use this." Future Sabi said as she tossed a comm link towards Flaz.
"I will contact you as soon as I feel a high power level until then you must go and train."
As Kalla kept fighting Goku Black, Winter, May, and Pepper now focused on the newly formed Buu.
"Lets finish this!" Winter said as he flew towards the Super Buu punching him at full force and sending him flying towards May who did a downward punch on the Buu sending him down towards the ground, but before he hit the ground Pepper kicked up into the air again shooting a few ki blast at him. The three of them stopped attacking the Super Buu and decided to let Gokhan finish off the Buu.
It's not that he is bad at it, so much as he isn't terribly practiced with it because he never needed to be. He doesn't train or practice because he has been royalty for the last 7000+ years, and because of who he is it's not like he gets in fights all the time. With a power like that the best way to improve is to use, but if you never need to use it because there is no need for you to do so, well you never really get better.
But you're right, few people would be able to deal with him simply because of how effectively limitless his power allows him to temporarily grow, which is ironic seeing as how Kain himself would in reality not be an S3 level threat AT ALL. It's just his unique ability is actually pretty broken.
Kain also actually eats quite a lot of people, probably at least one every week. Not cause he needs to, or even with the intention of storing calories for use in future fights (that's just a byproduct), he just simply hates humans and legitimately views it as more efficient to eat a human rather than just drink their blood XD unique ability or not, he'd do it anyways
Humanity would never forget that day, the day an asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded sending out dark purple crystals every where on seven continents. The world's greatest minds didn't know what these crystals were they were beyond normal than any other crystal found on Earth. Eights days after the "Crystal Impact" scientist began to notice that half of the population of Earth had superhuman powers. This was a big discovery for every scientist in the world and they have found something they could not understand. It wasn't long before the world governments took interest in these super humans even going as far to kidnap children with these powers to test them.
While these super humans used their powers for good, there were others who used it for evil. And with it the Earth faced its biggest threat yet by the villian known as Phantom would create destruction across the globe. The international governments decided it was time to combat Phantom and his minions. So they unleashed their own super humans to many they were known as the 'The Heroes of Earth' this team of highly trained super humans was made of ten members, who would be known as the 'Original Ten.' After months of intense fighting the heroes would defeat Phantom and sealing him away in a dark crystal where he could never escape his eternal prison.
After the defeat of Phantom, the world now realizes that there are more superhumans around the world that would cause chaos, so after a historical meeting the United Nations declared that the Heroes Of Earth (HOE) shall be humanity's defense force against the forces of evil and that it is the Original Ten's job to recruit and train the next generation of heroes.
Vince Pierce stood at the front of the HOE Training Center this was where every young superhuman was invited to get the training needed to become the next protector of Earth. And Vince was one of those superhumans to be chosen the young boy brushed his brown hair away from his pale blue eyes as he put the invitation card in his jean's pockets. It would be ten years after the incident the day he got his powers when he was seven years old he walked into his father's lab, who working on dark crystal and quantum fusion believeing that if those two were combined he could create clean energy that could power cars, cities, rockets, and other things that could help humanity. However, the expreiment went wrong and the entire lab exploded leaving his dad injuried and leaving Vince with new powers though the only problem was that Vince would keep on disappearing between Earth and the Quantumverse. His father fearing that his son would completely disappear from existence created a machine implant and placed the device on his son's chest. Now Vince can go between Earth and the Quantumverse at will and due to his connections with the Quantumverse he can summon anything out of thin air or change something. So pretty much he was a teleporter summoner superhuman which he got the attention of the HOE and invited him to come train.
While most young superhumans get excited about getting a invitation, Vince didn't really care about being a hero he wanted to live a normal seventeen year old life. But at the request of his parents he took a plane to Geneva and now he was here about to start a new life.
I don't get why being a hero is so important... There haven't been any major villian threats to the world and most of the villians that do exist are just minor annoyances. Vince thought as he sighed walking towards the center.
((If anyone is interested in joining this start at the front of the training center like you just arrived two players would be nice to have for this RP ^^))
Soul King: I wonder if this meteor will help me control the omniversal destroyer.
*Pushes meteor at Earth, makes superheroes*
Soul King: ... Nope.
Pfft XD even though Soul King isn't even mention in the post there's still memes about him.
All this talk of eating people....
As Jacob finishes vocalizing his distrust Iris's heel plants into the ground. Rather immediately she spins around to face back towards him and kicks off the ground with a flying knee aimed at his face, of course. For this attack he gets no warning. "You can trust me!~" Due to not getting a haki warning, mixed with her speed, he doesn't have time to dodge. Thankfully for himself he preemptively put up defenses just in case so there's that. Jacob does start to feel signs of fatigue now, which is strange. He's had tried and true endurance during battle in the past, and he should be no where near tired just from this simple little thing. It's not Iris's power though, he's felt that enough times to know this ain't it....no, it has to be---
And that's when it hits him, literally. The flying knee hits whatever block he has up.
The sheer speed behind her, Iris was something else when using this kind of speed against him. Again he could barely muster he use of his arms as quickly as she advanced, so he was unlucky enough to take the attack face first. Though the realisation started to hit him as he placed his foot back to try and cushion the recoil, his muscles burned with fatigue. W-What?! I can't be this tired already! No way... I have way more stamina than this! How is she- No wait it isn't her. The Captain suddenly realised that he had not yet felt the toll of this underdeveloped skill of his.
The blow landed true, her knee impacted with his face and within the split second of impact his full body armament art crumbled as he flew back up the beach that he was sent down moments before, landing near the docks as his world was starting to turn black. "Kenbunshoku Haki... I didn't think it would tire me out this quickly... My vision is starting to recede back to just the dock" He says standing back up shakily.
The Remnant Sector
26 miles from Argus
"So you know that they will track us to this fork?"
"We left enough breadcrumbs, if they have the network we think they do, they'll be here."
Two individuals stop at a fork in the road, where it splits from the frozen forests into a road to Argus and roads elsewhere, where a group of signs and a small bus stop mark the direction to the Atlas built city. Both men are dressed in concealing clothing, cloth and leather armor bound together by metal pins and rings. Both wear large hats, the taller, slimmer man's being larger and conical whereas the more average built latter's being more rounded. Their clothes have their differences, the more built man having more metal stitched into it where the other's has more cloth for quieter movement. The most stark difference between the two men, was the blue glowing lantern on the built man's belt.
"Let's get this thing copied and moved out of here, the more time we waste the more likely they catch us doing it. Copper."
The man's eyes flick to his left as a third figure shimmers into existence on the park bench. His back is against one of the armrests as he crosses his legs across the bench, smirking at the two. Unlike them, he wears civilian clothes, a simple pair of pants and shirt to be as unassuming as possible. "Mmmyess?"
"Ready to take a trip?"
"Course, if it means meeting the head of this whole thing."
"Hamlin, we need to hurry. Hand me the relic."
Hamlin complies, letting the taller man, called Stand, begin to work his Semblance on the Relic lantern. Copper swings his legs off the bench and rests his elbows on his knees as he looks at the curt leader of this little operation. "So, we were told to spread around whispers of a lantern carried around by a conspicuous duo. That's what we got, but it doesn't explain how you got it."
Electric blue eyes stare back at Copper silently, his mouth hidden by cloth from his outfit. "Well, we knew who had the Relic, and the training that went into finding them, and where they were, but just how did you take it? That team has managed to take on much of Salem's forces, and they have Qrow Branwen. Qrow."
"We're thieves, Copper."
"No, we're thieves and crooks. You, Hamlin, are the enforcer, the muscle. So tell me, how did you manage to muscle that thing, away from Qrow and his niece?"
"I had some... Special training."
"Alright, got it."
Both Hamlin and Copper look to Stand, as he shows he holds, not one, but two Relics of Knowledge. "Ok, this is the original. Make sure you get this into Argus as soon as possible," Stand hands the Relic to Copper as he gets up and hefts it, taking a closer look at one of the gifts of the gods. "Make sure no one spots you with this."
"Come on." Copper finally puts the Relic on his belt as he gives Stand a smile. "Really?" He shimmers and vanishes completely, making the Relic's whereabouts now completely unknown. All except for the one that Stand is now holding.
"I have to play my cards right here, hopefully Salem didn't send a large group. The more hands the worse chance we have for this to go well." Stand moves around the bus stop and hides it behind it under an abandoned box, meanwhile hiding a nail bomb hidden in his clothes under another box near it.
"The best chance we have is for me to kill them all."
"We know that isn't going to happen, unless she sends only one person. But Salem isn't stupid." Stand comes back around the bus stop to see Hamlin sitting on the bench, the man's weapons well hidden behind him as he stares at the road. "She'll be cautious even if she thought the Relic was stolen from the Huntsmen, let alone beaten out of them. You won't be able to kill all of them without some of them escaping. Cause I know I'm not fighting." With an accompanying shrug he collapses on the bench as well, sliding off a boot and shaking the dust out of it.
"Good, it'll make it easier to kill you."
The two's heads snap up to see two figures approaching them, both darker skinned, one woman and a much larger man, both wearing green and brown clothing of different styles. "Emerald Sustrai, Hazel Rainart."
Hazel's eyes narrow as he looks at Hamlin, his gaze drawn to the more intense man of the two, a twinge in the back of his mind regarding this man. "So you know of us."
"You and others in Salem's employ." Hamlin stands up, walking slightly towards them, the three having a standoff in the center of the road's fork.
"And you don't give us the same courtesy." Emerald puts her hands on her hips with a huff, not truly caring about this thief's name, but remaining a diversion for Mercury to sneak around and try and find the Relic that these two have.
The Enforcer of this shadowy thievery ring remains silent, drawing a twinge of annoyance out of Emerald, though Hazel remains wary. Something about this man was wrong. He sensed danger from him, but it was like it was muffled. Hidden. As if there was more to be uncovered, only the tip of the iceberg that could be felt. But whether this man was a glacier or an ice cube he had no idea. He needed a proper clue in order to read him. "There need be no death here today. If you give us the Relic, we will leave in peace."
"I'm afraid that isn't going to happen."
Meanwhile, Stand was enjoying himself, watching Hamlin posture with the two, until an arm surprises him, wrapping around his neck and swiftly pulling him off the bench and around the back of the bus stop. His companion doesn't seem to notice as Mercury puts him in a choke hold out of sight of the other thief. "Well now little buddy," Mercury smirks as Stand barely makes a struggle to free himself before accepting the situation, "That's more like it. You're gonna hand over the Relic without making this get messy right?"
"Oh don't worry, I'm not a fighter," Stand raises his hands and smiles, though Mercury can see little of it. "It's right under that box."
"Thank you for your cooperation," Mercury replies, edging them closer before suddenly releasing Stand and raising himself onto one foot, prepared to kick the man's jaw clean off. "Now, have about you get it for me?"
This makes the thief smile as he moves to the other box, ignoring the one that he pointed at. "I didn't give you enough credit kid. Figured that would have gotten you."
Moments later, the lantern flies over Hamlin's surprised head and into Emerald's waiting hands. After having thrown it, Mercury jumps over the bus stop and attempts to axe kick Hamlin, who deftly dodges to the side. The teen slides around and enters a readied stance in front of the thief. "That was like stealing candy from a baby! You guys go-"
Time slows for Hazel, having never taken his gaze off of Hamlin, how he avoided the attack not just with skill, but with foreknowledge. Like he knew it was going to happen. Mercury turns towards them, Emerald a little concerned for Mercury as he gives them a cocky smile and waves them off. "I'll keep these guys busy for you-"
There. His attention had shifted but the slightest to Mercury, he almost missed the change in Hamlin. The subtlety of his changed expression, the intent in his eyes, the slow reach back to the twin jittes on his back, the sense of anticipation. There was no sense of surprise from losing the Relic, no panic what so ever. This was the focused bloodlust of a predator that has caught their prey.
Mercury grins as he looks back at Hamlin, not once noticing the change as he loosens up his arms. "They shouldn't be more than a few minu-" Lifted off the ground by his collar, he almost doesn't land on his feet as he is tossed past Emerald, both shocked by Hazel stepping forward and blocking them.
"Get back to Salem with the Relic, now."
"Wait, this was my fight-"
"We can fight them together-"
The urgency in his voice was palpable. Neither felt like leaving him, but now they too were feeling that something was off. They give Hazel one last look before they both start to run. Hazel watches them go, a twinge of sadness in his eyes before his head bows. "You didn't steal that Relic. You took it, by force." Hard eyes turn back to Hamlin.
"You have keener senses than most." With twin clicks of the chains separating from his belt, Hamlin palms his weapons, giving the twin weapons a couple warm up spins before entering a resting stance, his presence becoming far more pronounced.
"Those girls. Qrow. Even... Ozpin himself." Unable to keep from growling the liar's name, he forces himself to refocus on the threat at hand. "We never tracked you down, did we. This was all a ruse. A trap."
"Think what you like," Stand walks back around the bus stop, giving the man a smile as he sits back on the bench. "It won't matter soon enough." His smile widens as Hazel slowly pulls dust crystals out of his pockets, Hamlin slides slowly down into a more aggressive stance. "You won't bet getting out of here alive."
Huh, some of those memes are pretty good. I still cringe from my older RPs, and posts, though...
So do I sometimes granted I'm not saying I'm the best roleplayer though I have improved on my storytelling a small bit and there are a few mistakes here and there like incorrect spellings and weird grammar issues that I don't see when I submit XD
Iris continues to stand while Jacob recovers, politely giving him the chance, as he then speaks up. A sort of lights sparks in her eye as she looks to her elder sister who simply nods and gets up, walking over to them. "It's good that you noticed on your own...." She reaches Iris and places a hand on her shoulder as Iris relaxes. It's pretty clear this spar is over, since Jacob's haki is now running low.
"You only got so tired out because you aren't used to using it yet, applying more effort than what you actually need to, which is normal for someone starting out. That and you had to exert yourself quite a bit to feel out such a large area through Iris's devil fruit right before that fight. For now, give your haki time to recover, so stop using it. We can work on your technique in the mean time. Iris?" The two sisters look to each other for a moment as Iris nods to walk away, falling flat on her back to lay passively in the sand back near where Pearle was before. Pearle then moves a bit to the side and looks to Jacob. "I've seen you in a fight, and on the defensive. Now I want to see you on the offensive. It's your spirit that's tired, but your body should be fine, so push through it and come at me."
I think Nationstates puts some in whenever we hit lodge message.
Really? I just think I don't preview my post alot XD
No post from John all day, someone call the Eastham police.
Now that I think about it seems Summer is the slowest season for RPing in this region. Though I'm sure everyone is busy during the Summer season, so its understanable.
You have a licence for that phone sunshine?