A light flashed in Xiang Nan's eyes. He really looked at Su Ran differently.
To be honest, he did not consider this point.
The puppets were forged from artifact forging materials. Everyone was at the fifth level of the Heavenly Yuan Realm, so there would definitely be losses if they fought against each other.
If you punch someone else, your own puppet arm will also be subjected to the same reaction force!
"This must be considered." Xiang Nan said thoughtfully, "I have to think of a way to solve this big problem."
"It's just a one-on-one arena match. But team matches are different."
Xiang Nan carefully observed the battle puppets, his mind constantly circulating. What method could he use to avoid such embarrassment?
I can't. Thinking about it won't work.
The Nine Purities Cosmos Technique was completely ineffective against metal puppets.
"There's nothing I can do." Su Ran shook his head, "This is why the team competition is the biggest reason for the finals!"
Xiang Nan said, "Forget it. Let's take each step one step at a time. I'll familiarize myself with the puppets first and think of a way to reduce the damage in battle."
As he spoke, Xiang Nan turned around and jumped onto a combat puppet.
The puppets were driven by profound dao techniques, and the large number of array diagrams on their bodies were the source of motivation for the puppets to fight.
Controlling the puppet was the same as driving a carriage. There was a seat, and after the controller sat down, there was a small array platform right in front of him.
On this platform, there was a circular formation floating in the air. The martial artist extended his hands in and used both of his hands to move the halo, allowing the puppet to complete various movements.
Su Ran climbed onto the puppet and introduced it to Xiang Nan on the puppet's shoulder.
This was the first time in his life that Xiang Nan had entered a posture seat. Everything made him feel incomparably novel.
"How do I walk?" Xiang Nan asked.
Su Ran lowered her two fingers, used them to simulate her legs, and made a walking motion.
"Just like that?" Xiang Nan made the same gesture with his left hand.
As a result, the puppet immediately rumbled and almost threw Su Ran away.
Xiang Nan hurriedly stopped and said, "Sorry, I'm not familiar with it yet."
Su Ran hugged the puppet's shoulder and gasped, "Your movements are too fast. The puppet will directly judge it as a running motion. If you want to walk, you need to reduce the amplitude and frequency of the two fingers alternating."
"Understood. That jump should be like this, right?" Xiang Nan lowered his two fingers and gently lifted them up.
Sure enough, the puppet immediately jumped up with a whoosh and landed on the ground.
"It's sort of fun." Xiang Nan chuckled and said, "If your left hand controls your legs, then your right hand controls your arms."
"It's not that simple." Su Ran said seriously, "Controlling a puppet requires a series of complicated gestures, such as how to clench a fist, how to hack a palm, how to stretch out one finger, and how to stretch out two."
"Furthermore, how to grip a weapon? The entire puppet can perform many detailed movements. However, the fingers of a person's hands are limited, so a large number of hand gestures are needed to complete these movements."
"A beginner needs at least three months of gesture training before he can set foot on a puppet for the first time."
"Show me everything." Xiang Nan said.
Su Ran demonstrated all of the gestures to Xiang Nan. "There are sixteen variations and sixteen combinations of gestures. None of them have the same effect. The number of variables has reached 256."
"Right now, you only need to remember a few simple offensive moves. For the rest, you have to memorize them all night long. I will …"
Xiang Nan listened to her words and began to demonstrate those gestures. It was actually not bad. All the demonstrations were completed!
Su Ran's mouth widened and he was so shocked that he couldn't speak.
"There's nothing complicated about it." Xiang Nan shrugged his shoulders and said, "It's much easier than forming a seal."
Xuan Dao's hand gestures were truly extremely strict. To Xiang Nan, manipulating the puppet's hand gestures was really a little child's play.
"Have you remembered everything?" Su Ran said in surprise.
Xiang Nan said, "You'd better go down now. I'm going to get familiar with the movements of the puppets."
Su Ran's eyes lit up as he hurriedly climbed down the puppet and hid far away.
Following that, Xiang Nan controlled the puppet and pulled out the ten-meter-long saber from his back. Then, he began to run rapidly in the field and began to perform various movements.
The puppet's dazzling movements dumbfounded Su Ran.
However, seeing Xiang Nan play so many tricks on the puppet, it also aroused Su Ran's greed.
She excitedly climbed onto the second combat puppet and said to Xiang Nan, "Change into your training weapon and I'll be your training partner!"
The drill weapon was a 10-meter-long cork. It wouldn't cause any damage if it hit the puppet's body.
"Heh, little girl, let me show you what real fighting is." Xiang Nan smiled and immediately controlled the puppet to run towards Su Ran's puppet.
"Look at the knife!" Su Ran's face turned red with excitement. Her puppet jumped up and slashed down heavily at Xiang Nan's puppet's shoulder.
"Insignificant skill!" Xiang Nan smiled and immediately controlled the puppet, completing a very complicated action.
His puppet tilted downwards. His right leg bent into a bow and his upper body pressed down. At the same time, his right hand grabbed Su Ran's wrist, while his right hand grabbed Su Ran's shoulder. With a boom, he threw Su Ran's puppet away.
"Are you alright?" Xiang Nan smiled and wanted to walk over, but he discovered that his puppet suddenly emitted a cracking sound.
"You idiot!" Su Ran crawled out and hurriedly said, "You can't do this! The puppet is different from the human body, look at your right leg!"
Xiang Nan hurriedly looked at the puppet's right leg and was dumbfounded.
Because the puppet's right leg was bent by a large margin, its crotch had actually sunk in!
"F*ck" Xiang Nan was speechless.
"The flexibility of a puppet cannot be compared to that of a human." Su Ran said, "Again! Today, you must familiarize yourself with what a puppet can and cannot do."
The two of them immediately fought together again. This time, Xiang Nan did not seek victory, nor did he try to win. He only wanted to familiarize himself with the puppet's body's limits.
After hundreds of battles, Xiang Nan finally grasped the main points.
Just as the two puppets made a mistake, Xiang Nan said, "You've lost!"
As he spoke, Xiang Nan suddenly returned his hand and grabbed the Su Ran puppet behind him.
But he made a mistake. He actually reached out his right hand to grab it!
The giant battle puppet was torn in half by Xiang Nan!
"Damn it" Xiang Nan fell from the damaged driver's seat. He looked at the torn puppet and smiled bitterly. "I'm sorry, I'm really sorry …"
"I'm used to fighting with my physical body. I didn't expect this to happen with a subconscious action just now …"
Su Ran also wanted to cry but didn't know what to say.
Martial artists used body parts to fight, but controlling puppets was completely different.
As a warrior who had experienced hundreds of battles, when Xiang Nan saw an opportunity, he couldn't help but move his body.
With his physical strength, he could easily tear the fifth level Heavenly Yuan puppet into two halves!
"Fortunately, it's fine." Xiang Nan patted his chest and said, "We still have one last puppet. Don't be afraid."
Su Ran gritted her teeth and ran up to grab Xiang Nan's ear, "What's so good about this? Do you know how much a puppet costs?"