The resulting force of the two's combination attack sent out a shockwave that blew its head clean off, exposing the internal robotics and mechanics as sparks flew off where its head used to be. Yukio returned to a battle-ready stance as she watched the hulking machine skitter up a building, its legs firmly planted on the apartment walls while its long, serpentine body coiled around the building. Its movements did not seem to slow at all, despite losing a large part of its internal components, nor did it seem to be off-balance even with a lot of its mass missing, a fact Yukio did not miss.
She glanced to the side of her aid, the A-Rank hero Muay Tie, who landed right next to her as the dust settled.
"Have you ever considered martial arts?!"
He shouted at her. Yukio, not one to converse on the battlefield, looked at him with a look of confusion, as she had been using martial arts the entire fight. "I've been using bajiquan this entire fight- Ah... Nevermind." Before she could finish her sentence, she noticed he had already shifted his attention to the robot, shouting some hot-headed declarations before leaping into action as a second volley of shells were launched at them. Right before the cannonballs would reach them, the A-Rank hero called out to her once more.
"You can handle one of those things, right?"
Only for him to use some incredible physical prowess to scale the shells and redirect them towards the robot. Seeing this, Yukio simply shrugged, and extended her right palm outwards to meet one of the shells flying toward her.
"This much is trivial for me." She replied in her usual calm manner. The projectile came into contact with her palm, and almost immediately exploded upon impact, as if it had hit a solid surface, a jet of flames and material expanding outward, away from the girl. As the explosion settled, it was clear that the repeated explosions was not something Yukio could handle indefinitely, her hand was burnt, the cuffs of her expensive-looking coat reduced to a tattered mess as smoldering tinder escaped it. "I need to figure out a way to redirect the heat...." She silently lamented, looking at her wounded palm, before once more focusing on the enemy in front of her. "....And to take care of that thing." It seems her thoughts escaped her mouth as she stared down the behemoth robot.
Analyzing all possible scenarios as it unfolded before her, Yukio froze in place, closing her eyes amidst the chaotic battlefield. The robot did not stumble at all despite being hit. The 'king' was already taken. The 'grandmaster' is not bound by common sense. The 'puppetmaster' is still haughty and confident, despite the slew of heroes taking down his forces. All these factors, what do they lead to?
The centipede is merely a "Distraction."
The true position of the ringleader is "Not here."
The objective is to "Reclaim the king."
Yukio opened her eyes after a brief half a minute, and quickly rushed along with Muay Tie, before mustering up her voice to shout the conclusion she came to towards everyone present.
"We're wasting our time here! The real target is that hostage!"
Upon arriving at the apartment's base, she got ready and positioned herself below one of the centipede's mechanical legs, noticing a crack in the wall. She decided to use the shells Muay Tie was launching at the robot, which would cause a tremor and a surge of kinetic energy transferred to the robot, and inevitably, to the walls. Her plan was to use her powers to hit the wall in time with the shells exploding, causing the already fractured, damaged wall to be hit with two clashing forces of equal strength in opposite directions, causing a resonance which she hopes would bring the building crashing down, taking the big hunk of metal with it.