7 AM EST: Fighting Headcanons
Chatting with @indecisive-llama and developed some headcanons about the fighting styles in 7 AM EST.
Diver: Being a skilled and highly trained stunt duck with a nasty, violent temper, Diver is an offensive fighter. He’s a destructive force of excellent training and focused power, and is easily the best fighter of the group. His training includes most every kind of weapon and beyond-advanced hand-to-hand, but he prefers close-range combat as he’s best at short, fierce blows that he sequences together. Gosalyn would have called him a “combo fighter”. Like with his niece, bow and arrow helped him develop his ability to focus and switch mindsets in the middle of a high-stress situation, and remained an almost meditative sport that he kept up in his spare time. Diver’s intense training meant he was able to fight and keep up mentally, a unique combination. He likes bats and crowbars and bo staffs, and anything that lets him get his hands on the opponents. Or close enough to try.
Drake: Drake fights big and tough. He’s the most honorable fighter among them, and sticks to the rules of combat, counting on precision and in outlasting his opponents. He is a perfectionist. This makes him a wall of defense, and he can outlast the others by absorbing and reversing attacks. His bigger, wider stature makes him the physically strongest, and he’s perfectly happy to wait for the opponent to open themselves up first, and then attack. As a trained athlete he is impressively fast and agile, but heavier than the others. He was more of a mental fighter than a physical fighter. Drake keeps his hands off his opponents as much as possible.
Gosalyn: Gosalyn is a disaster. She was trained by her dad in advanced hand-to-hand and basic weapons training, but in the face of a fight she can easily be blinded by adrenaline and excitement. Drake and sports have done wonders to help her keep focus during this fog, and bow and arrow from Uncle Driver are the missing piece to exercising – and executing – patience. While definitely the most athletically gifted, Gosalyn is no where near the strongest, so she uses weapons to fight for her – and to Gosalyn, EVERYTHING is a weapon. Scarfs, frying pans, hockey sticks, paintings. Her speed and unpredictability is her strong suit, but she needs to keep honing her energy and focus those forces. When she is focused, her energy, speed, and agility are enough to take even her uncle down, though Drake does find her predictability predictable. She is a purely physical fighter. Gosalyn is able to get her hands on her opponents but isn’t sure what to do when she does so, so she lets her weapons handle them for her.
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