It's more or less a result of Wade's voice changing to fit the form. I'm not about to karma'd you just because of a form choice when I explicitly stated that there was no such penalty.
It's clear they're changing up their tactics now, as Yorihime is no longer relying on her gods to control the battle and Toyohime is not using her fan at all. Given that I've more or less spat in their faces regarding their cheap tactics, it's no surprise that they actually rely on something that actually doesn't require the opponent to do something predictable, sit there for long periods of time, or to be unable to defend against their attacks. They're having to actually put some effort into it, and the reactions are different between the two of them. Yorihime seems to have become a bit surprised, and perhaps a bit excited that there's someone she can actually let loose against, while Toyohime seems to be increasingly annoyed about the fact that I'm not going down at all. They're both more determined than ever, but for entirely different reasons.
Toyohime's shooting large homing exploding bullets at me while Yorihime has taken to firing a stream of blade-like bullets at me. The former could be dealt with a simple rebound barrier, but the latter would start chipping away at me and I'm not sure if she's dealing normal danmaku damage or if she's trying for a lethal air-cutter attack. I need to avoid both to maximize my time on the field, though I really need to start doing something about those homing bullets since they aren't vanishing after any length of time. ...Hm... They probably won't work quite as well when there are more than one targets on the field. I take a moment to split off another two Dark Echoes in order to throw the homing bullets for a loop and to infuriate the sisters since they haven't figured out how to tell the real me apart from the fakes. The explosive bullets lose lock as they try to follow three targets at once, and Yorihime's cutting bullets start to bounce right off as I re-absorb the echoes to give myself a temporary boost.
"Ugh! Every time I think you couldn't get any worse, you turn around and show me just how wrong I am!" Yorihime's annoyed, but her motions seem to indicate otherwise. She's pulling out all the stops, using entire combos I'd have never thought possible and even using some Karas moves I showed her. Either that's just how fast she learns, or things like Karas really existed at one point. Regardless, her rushing at me with her sword's going to be a problem since I need at least a little distance to pull off my next brilliant trick. "Eh?!" This is remidied by my catching her sword blade with one hand and flinging her to the ground. While she's still picking herself up out of the dirt I go into Morph Ball mode and proceed to Boost Ball her into the air, go back to normal form, then start Screw Attacking her until it looks like she's managed to get a counter ready in her mind.
I drop to the ground only to have a batch of bullets explode under me, which isn't entirely unexpected since Toyohime's been free to set something up while I attack her sister relentlessly, and part of the reason I soaked up both echoes to kick my shields into overdrive. I've lost the overcharge, but I didn't get hurt by that attack at all and as a result am free to throw up a rebound field just as the next homing bullet closes in on me. This does double duty as not only does the bullet get forcibly locked onto its previous owner, but it also throws Yorihime fairly far away from me since she came down almost directly on top of me. "Why won't you just give in already? You won't beat us, and I doubt you can keep resisting the urge to move on for long." Just to try to prove her point, she wipes out her own bullet in short order.
..."Understand... Nothing... You... Do..." Speech is pretty frigging difficult in this form, but I hope I can give her the picture in relatively few words. And just to prove my point I take a moment to blow away every single bullet coming at me. I then dash away from a sword slash that's been extended by the use of a wave of air, and counter with a massive beam of Phazon that Yorihime handily cuts in half. I have to admit that I really didn't think she would be able to do that. Still, I have a free hand and a Grapple Beam, which results in me preforming a ranged grab on Yorihime and slamming her into her sister before following it up with another quick Phazon missile shot.
"He's putting up quite a fight." Eirin happened to be sitting somewhere off to the side along with Kaguya with a cup of liquor in hand and an amused look on her face. "It's been too long since those two have had someone force them to use actual effort instead of just summoning deities or using that fan."
"Do you think he'll win, Eirin?" Kaguya's interest in the fight wasn't all that great since it was more a hinderance when it came to actually viewing the moon. However, she was being polite about it since her friend showed interest in the fight's result.
"Maybe, but it will take a while. If both sides are too stubborn to back down then the fight will conclude sometime around daybreak. Four, maybe five hours from now." Eirin took another sip while gauging the combatants. It seems she did pick up on her princess' displeasure as she said something about it afterward. "I am sorry about this princess, but it seems like a waste to stop them now."
"I understand. It's only natural to see how one's students would fare in a real battle where the half the combatants didn't throw the match." Kaguya then paused for a moment before continuing. "Ah, this is a bit selfish of me. We'll live forever, and it's not like the moon is going to dissapear any time soon. I'll put my desire aside this once, but if they start up another fight the next time around, I want you to help me end it so we can enjoy this little party in peace."
"Understood, my princess. It would be an opportunity to test them myself." Eirin then cracked a full smile before getting a refill.
Yorihime finally caught me off guard long enough to land a decent hit while her sister followed up with some magic lightning, but that didn't exactly do much considering the fact that it was a couple of weak hits at best. I immediately go back into morph ball mode and barrel right into Toyohime, then wheel around to hit Yorihime while shooting out Phazon Lightning of my own, but that was more or less countered with a strong blade swipe that managed to throw me across the field. I landed a couple small hits but quite honestly they were pretty much nothing compared to what I wanted to do. Still, I've got a fair few other options, not the least of which involves rolling up the side of the border to set up another attack. This one still involves the Boost Ball, but this time I don't even plan to go near the two of them if I can avoid it. I boost off the border of duel, then start boosting past the two princesses at high speed, dropping Power Bombs as I go. It's obvious that they didn't expect me to start dropping huge explosions instead of trying to hit them directly, but they still manage to find a way to avoid them for the most part since the explosions take so long to actually become a threat. ...At least until I charge up one particular shot that lets me fling them all over the place as I'm boosting.
Suddenly they're on the defensive again as the Power Bombs go off all around them in suitably chaotic fashion, though Yorihime's trying her damn hardest to sling at least one back at me. Unfortunately for her they don't affect me, proven by the fact that I'm boosting straight through my own bombs repeatedly. Eventually my trick runs out of shots and I'm stuck charging again, and Toyohime's having none of it since she's starting to attempt freezing me. She does actually freeze me solid at one point, which Yorihime takes advantage of to deliver one particularly painful cut that someone wallbounces me. That doesn't stop the charge though, so I'm free to start charging them again.
"It's still..." Naomi still hasn't quite adjusted to the fact that I've essentially told death to pack sand so I can keep fighting, though she is faring quite a bit better than before. "So unreal. Even the whole part about this place being a sealed land was less of a shock than this."
"It really is, isn't it?" Yukari happened to be holding the artist in her arms, and wasn't even trying to molest or suffocate her for once. The expression on her face happened to be changing every now and again as her thoughts drifted towards various subjects, such as how she'd get Wade back to life without getting a visit from the Yama, the fact that even death wouldn't stop him, and the possibility that he wouldn't need to come back as a human. "Truthfully, I'm not much happier about this, but Wade has it under control, don't you think?"
"Let's see, he's got a chunk of the boundary of dream and reality in him, he has his shikigami bond with Nari to empower him, has the goddess Hakurei supporting him, not to mention the faith of everyone who believes that he's genuinely going to kick their asses. Yeah, I'd say he has a pretty good handle on it." Mima happened to be sitting fairly close, though this was for no reason in particular other than the fact that this also happened to be part of the rabbit's route and she could swipe some extra liquor and snacks as she wished. She then snorted as something occured to her. "Hey Yukari, are you sure you didn't go tweaking things to where he'd be able to pull this off and survive in some form? You had an interest in him long before he ever regained consciousness."
Yukari looked at the spirit with some level of amusement. "I don't know what you're talking about~"
Somehow I managed to cross-counter Yorihime with my left fist, which ended up throwing us both back a fair distance yet never actually knocking us both down. "For heaven's sake, do you EVER tire out or get hurt?" She's definitely annoyed by this point, but even she's not quite moving as quick as before. She wants to throw out another attack, but she's trying to conserve energy at the same time, which is kind of what I'm trying to do at this point. Never the less she does eventually run at me with sword raised once again...
...Which I block with a improvised wrist blade formed from a stiff Grapple Beam. "You... Same... Asked..." And since she's using both hands to try to break my guard, I bring my arm cannon up to her gut and fire off the charge beam I had been storing up for just such an occasion. I then whip it around and fire off an absolutely relentless stream of Phazon Beam shots as I close the distance, which Toyohime is doing her best to counter one for one. Sadly for her this isn't my main goal as I throw out my Grapple Beam to catch hold of her again. I need to end this fairly soon since I've exhausted quite a bit of stamina just dealing with Yorihime's tendencies to get up close and personal.
From there I decide to start swinging her around, building up speed, at which point I somehow catch Yorihime with Toyohime as the former picks herself up off the ground once again, then rise up into the air in order to create a vertical swing. Once I'm sure I've gotten enough speed I decide to let go just as the whole thing is pointed at the moon, letting it drag me along until I decide to retract the beam and start riding the lunarians like a surf board. Somehow I manage to tap into the Lunar Veil in the process to speed up the transition to the moon, then proceed to impact the both of them onto their home soil. After than I decide to take advantage of the fact that I have them both lassoed and fling them both back down toward Earth.
"It's about over, I think." Reimu watched as Wade flung the lunarians up to the moon with a neutral expression.
"What makes ya say that?" Suika happened to be next to her, pulling swigs out of her ever-present gourd. The little oni looked at Reimu before looking skyward. "Hey, he's coming back down!"
"That's why." Reimu then points to Wade, and the fact that he's using this as a very long asteroid drop of an attack. "Good thing the field will keep all the dust in."
"Huh?" The poor oni looked a little confused about why that would be.
I decided to simply Screw Attack them right into the ground the moment we hit Earth's atmosphere, and given the fact that they're not even putting up a token escape attempt I would have to say that they're already knocked out and that I'm just making sure that they stay knocked out. That's not a bad idea in the slightest when we're talking about people who tend to have this annoying habit of being able to take far more damage than they're supposed to.
A minute later and we've impacted the ground, Lunarian first of course, and I've used them to form a small crater and one hell of a dust cloud. The barrier only drops once the dust has settled, and I find that my Dark Samus form has worn off and that I'm essentially me again, albeit lacking a body. ...Unfortunately, I'm left even more tired than I had thought and quickly fall unconscious not too long after.