Under these circumstances, they knew that if they wanted to defeat Tang Wulin, they had to devise a plan that would be completely unexpected to him.
As such, this plan had actually already been set into motion from the first loss suffered by the six monsters. Not only had they done everything to target Tang Wulin, they were also misleading and manipulating him.
The most important aspect of the plan was that everything leading up to this point was real. If the initial stages of the plan were enough to spell Tang Wulin's defeat, then they wouldn't have to progress to the later stages. Throughout this entire plan, they had been intentionally making one person seem more innocuous, and that person was the most forgettable member of Shrek’s Seven Monsters to begin with.
Aside from providing the Bloodthirsty Red Bean Buns to everyone at the start of the battle, he had remained completely inactive and done everything in his power to make himself appear more inconspicuous, all to prepare for this opportunity!
As such, the trump card of the six monsters wasn't actually Xie Xie, who was hidden in space. Instead, it was the "harmless" Xu Lizhi who had constantly been lurking in the shadows!
Right when Tang Wulin thought he had withstood everyone's attacks, Xu Lizhi finally struck, and he had timed his attack perfectly, allowing him to strike Tang Wulin's back right when he was at his most vulnerable to deal him a heavy blow.
Not only was this plan extremely well-thought-out, every single part of it was interconnected.
Ye Xinglan had released the brightest light she was capable of to attract the attention of Tang Wulin's trio, and everyone else had also fought with all of their power. Everything they had done had contributed to creating a smokescreen to mask Xu Lizhi's final attack, and as expected, it was a resounding success.
However, the battle still wasn't over yet; there were still A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi who had to be dealt with. Even so, everyone was greatly relieved to have taken care of the major threat that was Tang Wulin. In their eyes, without Tang Wulin, A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi had lost their leader and guiding force.
Elder Long had been spectating this battle the entire time, and even Xu Xiaoyan's domain had been unable to obstruct her vision. As such, her smile widened even further when she saw that it was none other than Xu Lizhi who had delivered the final blow and sent Tang Wulin flying through that injection of destructive energy.
These kids were truly forces to be reckoned with! Their powers and strategic acumen truly made them worthy of their title as Shrek’s Seven Monsters.
Compared to the first match, she was extremely pleased with this second match. Tang Wulin had been progressing far too quickly, so this defeat wasn't necessarily a bad thing for him. Furthermore, he had suffered this defeat at the hands of his friends, which was certainly better than suffering such a setback in an actual battle against enemies.
The process seemed to have been quite a lengthy one, but everything had actually taken place in the blink of an eye.
Through their actions, Shrek's Six Monsters had proven just how high a regard they held Tang Wulin in. Despite the fact that Tang Wulin had been sent flying by Xu Lizhi's destructive power, Xie Xie, Yue Zhengyu, Yuanen Yehui, and Ye Xinglan still immediately flew after him. They had to make sure that he was truly eliminated from this battle.
As such, the only ones standing against A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi were Xu Lizhi and Xu Xiaoyan, the latter of which was still sitting on the ground as a completely spent force.
Were they sacrificing the two of them to ensure Tang Wulin's elimination? If that were the case, would the four of them be enough to defeat the two Titled Douluos?
Long Yeyue's heart stirred slightly, and she could sense that the situation wasn't as simple as it seemed. As such, she was even more eager to find out what their plan was, and the answer was quickly provided to her by Xu Lizhi!
His rotund buddy shuddered, and his seventh soul ring suddenly expanded. At the same time, his portly body seemed to cave in on itself and transformed into a massive...
That's right, it was a steamer; an enormous one, at that. Even this steamer was looking rather chubby, just like Xu Lizhi in his human form.
There was a lid on the steamer, but the lid was constantly rattling as if there were steam trying to force its way out of the steamer. A huge white steamed bun flew out of the bottom of the steamer first before landing in Xu Xiaoyan's hand.
Xu Xiaoyan immediately bit into the steamed bun without any hesitation, and a warm burst of energy flowed throughout her body to somewhat alleviate her overexerted state.
A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi couldn't help but falter slightly at the sight of Xu Lizhi's martial soul true body.
What the hell was this? A steamer? Was this steamer his martial soul true body?
The first feeling that A'Ruheng was struck by was one of... hunger...
Meanwhile, Sima Jinchi's lips twitched, and he didn't know what to make of this.
Who could’ve thought that a steamer martial soul true body could possibly exist. But then again, Xu Lizhi's martial soul was steamed buns, so it wasn't entirely implausible for him to attain a steamer true body.
But what was he trying to do? Was he still trying to assist his friends with his steamed buns at a time like this?
A'Ruheng strode forward first and swept a palm directly toward the massive steamer.
However, right at this moment, the sixth soul ring revolving around the steamer suddenly lit up, and another steamed bun flew out of the steamer, hurtling directly toward A'Ruheng.
A'Ruheng immediately burst into laughter. Could this kid read his mind? How did he know that he was hungry?
Is he trying to stall me by feeding me this steamed bun? What a joke! Would I be so gluttonous as to let my appetite get in the way of a battle?
The answer to that question was... yes!
He could eat while he fought, and in any case, Tang Wulin appeared to be beyond saving anyway.
Thus, the palm continued to sweep toward the steamer while his other hand reached out to grab the steamed bun.
However, upon closer inspection, A'Ruheng was rather taken aback. This steamed bun didn't look very appetizing! There was nothing wrong with its shape and form, but why was it purplish-black in color? What kind of steamed bun was this? Could this be some kind of steamed bun made with fruit-juice-infused dough?
Just as these questions appeared in his mind, a burst of violent energy fluctuations suddenly erupted from the steamed bun.
A'Ruheng was greatly alarmed by this, yet before he had a chance to do anything, the purplish-black steamed bun exploded!
The violent explosion shook the entire drill ground, and the detonated steamed bun instantly transformed into a purplish-black ball. However, this ball of light merely hovered on the spot without exploding. The eruption of destructive energy was far too abrupt, and A'Ruheng was sent flying by the explosion. With the defensive prowess of his congenital secret method, he naturally hadn't been injured by this attack, but he was still astonished by the explosive power. In particular, the destructive energy released by the explosion was infiltrating his body in a frenzy before destroying his soul power and bodily structures.
What the hell was going on? What kind of steamed bun was this?
This was Xu Lizhi's seventh soul skill, Steamer True Body, in conjunction with his sixth soul skill, Destructive Explosive Bun!
It was the first time that Xu Lizhi had displayed his two new soul skills, and everyone was stunned by his power.
There had always been a saying in the Soul Master world, which stated that the most fearsome Soul Masters were those with unknown soul skills, and Xu Lizhi was a perfect example of this!
However, that wasn't the end of his performance. After the first Destructive Explosive Bun was detonated, more of them began to fly out of the steamer in a relentless stream before hurtling directly toward A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi.
With the enhancements provided by his martial soul true body, his Destructive Explosive Buns were truly terrifying. As it turned out, the other four monsters hadn't abandoned them; they were simply confident that Xu Lizhi alone would be powerful enough to hold back A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi for now!
Even the extremely prideful A'Ruheng and Sima Jinchi couldn't help but in awe of their calculation and teamwork.
Just as they were being held off by Xu Lizhi, the other four monsters had already reached Tang Wulin.
"Haha, I'm going to enjoy beating you, Boss!" Xie Xie chortled as he reached out to grab Tang Wulin. As long as they could control him, he would essentially be eliminated from the match.
Tang Wulin still had the destructive energy from Xu Lizhi implanted within his body, and even though some of it had been nullified by his dragon's repulse and Golden Dragon Body, the rest had managed to take root within his body. The destructive energy could be detonated at any moment by Xu Lizhi, so no matter how they looked at it, this battle was already over.Previous Chapter Next Chapter