A first look at competitive Decapre play: LPN shows what the Cammy clone can do in actual matches - new USF4 footage

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 7, 2014 at 11:08 a.m. PDT

Some new Ultra Street Fighter 4 footage has hit the internet this morning that features pH|LPN's Decapre in full effect.

Recorded off-screen during Northwest Majors VI, today we get to see what the newest USF4 character can do when played at a fairly high level. LPN uses numerous effective combos, set ups into Ultra, command dash mix ups, and more.

These matches give a great first glimpse of what Decapre will be able to do on a competitive level, and this is the first time we really get to see her played at such a level, (minus Combofiend's previous demonstrations).

There is over 15 minutes of footage here, so be sure to check out LPN's Ultra Street Fighter 4 Decapre after the break.

Source: PandoraHouseFGC.


ThaBigDaddyCMaster said on May 7, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

Those teleports of hers look like they have some crazy mixup applications.

BlackOnyxThunder said on May 7, 2014 at 11:18 a.m.

Cammy 2 da mAX! Also, the music should be Decapre's theme it fits her lol.

Gr1mGr1n said on May 7, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

ok so at first I was like now she telegraphs her teleports then I watched more and saw they were being canceled back to where she is and im like whoa this is gonna be good! I might drop sim for decapre!

Quakeulf said on May 7, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.

Wait what, she has T. Hawk's Tomahawk SRK?

YorKeY said on May 7, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

The fact that she's a bit harder to use than Cammy (according to friends and Justin Wong) should keep the usual Cammy frauds away, should be fun using/seeing her be played in a month and half.

DrDucker said on May 7, 2014 at 11:26 a.m.

good for a basic idea

perfume said on May 7, 2014 at 11:28 a.m.

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KTProsper said on May 7, 2014 at 11:28 a.m.

I cut it off after the first 4 matches.. Shes going to be another headache I will have to deal with smh.

U4iA27 said on May 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

this should've been kept secret. lol

r0my5 said on May 7, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.

Decapre definitely looks like the most interesing one of the new characters. Too bad her gameplay will probably be overlooked because of the mindless hate.

ArcticTabasco said on May 7, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.

The teleport mixups seem REALLY good at this stage... Plus ultra 1 stays on screen a little too long IMO.

mechmaster90 said on May 7, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.

So... she's the same nightmare as Cammy but with charges :D

Captainbuttocks said on May 7, 2014 at 11:40 a.m.

she is still very similar to cammy. Instead of jumping, its teleporting up into EX divekick. Same combos but it ends with the upclaw thing too instead of the spiral arrow.

Shes got a really good corner escape too. 9:22

Ill probably try her out to exploit newbs online :D

VulcanHades said on May 7, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

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RpDrizzy said on May 7, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.

That music can die

Captainbuttocks said on May 7, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

I wonder if you can just hold focus when she teleports and then let her rip after the DK?. BAM instant free punish.

David_I said on May 7, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

Lol. That derp ending.

Now I see why Ono described her as "speedy" character.

Yung said on May 7, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.

Is that her theme ? Kreygasm

Nevran said on May 7, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

Honestly, from what I already saw, there is two concern I have about her:

Her U2 deal too much damage, I was already amazed by her ultra double damage but honestly, with an ultra that quick and this amazing pressure, I don't think she need that much damage on it.

Her combo seem okay, I am sure there will be more of it (certainly some FADc madness that will make her look op) but... She just seem to safe on block. The character is very quick and mobile, it is good but her 'berserker rage' didn't looked like it could be punished, etc.

I am afraid that this character is too safe with a very strong U2 (quick AND damage + utility) and safe option making her offensive power too much.

Her neutral game doesn't seem exceptionnal.

Murdurus said on May 7, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

There's a couple things that bother me about this character so far.

Her U1 travels WAY too far. It travels to the other side of the screen, if not more. What this means is that the person dealing with this ultra will either have to block it or risk jumping and Decapre gets a free get-in move and maybe even a punish for jumping.

Her U2 is too good, it can be combo'ed into or done on reaction when someone jumps. Essentially, what this means is that for the characters that has a floatier jump, they cannot jump without the risk of eating that ultra.

Her teleport looks like it might be invincible on start up? I can't really be sure but if it is, it's ridiculous because she will be able to get out of corners easily. I'm also not sure if Decapre's teleport needs to be pre-emptively inputted to go back or if she can change mid-air. If she can change mid-air, that's going to be a huge problem as well.

PoisonKiss said on May 7, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.

She looks really powerful, a shame, since I will leave charge characters in USF4

Shinkutatsumaki said on May 7, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.

Decammy wins!

HeatEXTEND said on May 7, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.

She kinda looks like a Blitzkampf character..........Kappa

RebornOdin said on May 7, 2014 at noon

The incredibly loud, obnoxious music ruins the video.

riku45 said on May 7, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.

Anyone notice that some Decapre's normals and specials are Lar's animations from SFxT????

The close standing HP and her down up charge move.

RpDrizzy said on May 7, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.

Decapre have some many offensive tools and looks stylish aswell... That it going to try to main her and get over my charge character cyrptonite

sm0ke52 said on May 7, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.

Most if not all of her moves are copy and paste from other characters. Her diagonal teleport is t hawk's condor spire,regular teleport is also Ravens from sfxt.Her jump in fierce looks like Vega's jump in fierce. Super is dictator's psycho crusher for the most part.

VulcanHades said on May 7, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

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Sagateee said on May 7, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

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anthonygamer said on May 7, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

If I see one more Decapre article..........

GammaChemical said on May 7, 2014 at 12:33 p.m.

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mnz said on May 7, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.

Is there really no follow-up to the launcher move? Looks weird.

VengefulGiblets said on May 7, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Mute button hype.

I don't think that she's going to be that bad. Lots of gimmicks that aren't going to be so hot once people learn the match up. The biggest danger that I see is losing by time outs against her. Decapre is going to be a timer scamming fiend.

Smorgasboard said on May 7, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

According to Twitter, none of her specials are really safe including DP fadc.

Based on previous information, the teleport has no invincibility. It doesn't even go through projectiles.

Should have done an ultra exhibition tournament instead of that lame edition select.

Cemantics said on May 7, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.

It's called Day 1 "JustGettingMyJangles" new character stuff.

RunnersKnee said on May 7, 2014 at 12:56 p.m.

Are you serious??
Wow imagine the amount of characters Capcom could've made "original" if they transitioned the Tekken cast the same way they did to the 3rd Strikers and Wallento. That would've been fun.
The less I see spiral arrows on Decammy the more *somewhat but not very much* I see how she's different from her clone; which is good.

GammaChemical said on May 7, 2014 at 12:56 p.m.

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TrueQ86 said on May 7, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.

Great another bad match up for gouken.

bagel_bytez said on May 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Seams like decapre is
Becoming everybody's guilty pleasure pretty quick...

VulcanHades said on May 7, 2014 at 1:17 p.m.

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Lemres said on May 7, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

That Chun player knows how to fight against gimmick characters. She still looks easily predictable to me...

Estebest said on May 7, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Her EX ground pound from the teleport is armor breaking. Not sure about the non ex though. She also has the option from the air to teleport instantly straight down and it recovers pretty much instantly.

ulaani said on May 7, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.

Clone or not, but she sure seems to have good mix up game:)Looks like i finally have real reason to use cammy like cutey...

Sanwa_Swan said on May 7, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

I like how she can use her walk speed and get into her ultra 1 ball and use it as a shield.

Decapre doesn't look cheap though. Her damage looks low, besides her ultra 2.

The mix up game wont look that strong once people learn how to play against her.

ulaani said on May 7, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

Unless she´s op...

Sage_Liebert said on May 7, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

what is "gimmicky"?

HmpLghtng said on May 7, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.

Kinda funny we are gonna have this running around meanwhile poor Guile is curled up in a bloody mess after his encounter with the nerf bat.

LordAkira said on May 7, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

Clonesumption, that's what I've got to say. It happened with Terumi, Devil Jin, Toon Link, even Oni. Clonesumption happens all the time.

We can all be cool and not be rude about it. What I am seeing here is lots of immaturity from all of you. Be mature adults. I can stand the moves but comparing it to Lars, he's not even in this. I am fine with clone characters but not Shotoclones. Now how many shotos are there in EVERY fighting game. that is something I want to know.

MortonBaths said on May 7, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

I can see people running a way with her if time gets low, but she seems pretty momentum based . I would be surprised if that ended up being her most efficient play style.

metaf4 said on May 7, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.

As long as those teleport cannon dives don't break armour.....she's fair.

danny2times said on May 7, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.

Heh she'll either be good or bad,I agree her moves do look like moves though.I can't disagree with most of that.

VulcanHades said on May 7, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.

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metaf4 said on May 7, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.

Agreed. But hey, they'll probably make it a FADC capable move so it'll be 100% safe with 2 meters. It'll be the new DP, FADC alternative.

PwnageJuIcE said on May 7, 2014 at 2:19 p.m.

She looks pretty underwhelming. After a few months everyone will just punish her teleports if the Decapre commits because they will be adjusted and well you can see it coming and react because its so damn slow

joestar316 said on May 7, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.


-Deemed Op first week of release

-Second week, weaknesses exploited

-Third week considered mid tier "other characters do it better"

-long run, solid character with strong pokes and decent mixup, combo damage keeps her competitive. Players that kean toward this style will.shine and make her look "braindead" mid high.

A lot like C.Viper with better normals. Charge moves will slow decapre down and keep her modest. Solid character I approve!

darko_p86 said on May 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Always wondered if (story wise) Akuma would/could ever be saved. Im wondering the same about Decapre now.

quicks said on May 7, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.

its been noted that she is VERY UNSAFE, it just dont look that way because who the hell knows the decarpe matchup?
she can be jabbed out of all teleports too

007iam said on May 7, 2014 at 2:46 p.m.

Well, I'm officially excited!

I for one hope the FGC ignorance holds up for a while longer, keep her counters a little under raps at launch, rite'.

Also, @joestar316 I think you pretty much nailed it.

TrueGamingGuru said on May 7, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.


You are bound to see another Decapre related article as long as your still following SF news, unless if you use a news filter.


Yeah these complaints get annoying when they keep repeating themselves. This guy properly hasn't even met Juni & Juli or forgets SFA3 (or is a casual SF fan). Which Doll members are programmed to be the same, even if means borrow moves from Cammy.


Akuma (Gouki) is beyond help when you take a look back for storylines from SSFII, SFA, SFIV, & SFIII, he would rather let himself get consumed and seeks to fight anyone who is stronger or a type of god. He'll likely never be saved, even if others try to save him. Decapre has a likely chance of being saved (depending on how her story develops), because like Cammy, Juni, & Juli were kidnapped & were completely brainwashed them to serve Bison (Vega). Since Doll Members are a group of women from different countries and they were brainwashed by Bison (Vega) which they're programmed to be the same, there are ways to save people who are brainwashed. Meaning Decapre can be saved.

TheMasterPlayer said on May 7, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

I could only imagine how this character would look in the hands of a seasoned master and veteran such as the likes of Sako; or even Poongko. Decapre seems like the character that fits these two players' offensive play style.

EG2 said on May 7, 2014 at 4:32 p.m.

The character looks way better with a full mask like in the banner.

Eye_of_Orochi said on May 7, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.

Her moveset is tricky, not gimmicky. The whole gimmick label is always given to movesets that look confusing to block, but are usually exploited easily once you recognize the set up and learn how to beat it (El Fuerte). Just learn how to beat the "gimmicks" and force Decapre to play a more straight forward game like a lot of other charge characters do.

EagleBirdMan said on May 7, 2014 at 5:06 p.m.

Omg that derp ending. Hahaha

Eye_of_Orochi said on May 7, 2014 at 5:18 p.m.

For sure!

Kongk4 said on May 7, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.

The only thing that bothers me about her so far is how fast the camera goes when she does a fake upwards teleport. It looks headache inducing.

Unknown_Unknown said on May 7, 2014 at 6:52 p.m.

Lol, mindless hate. You sure are trying hard to get people to like this character.

DarknessFallz said on May 7, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.

From the looks of it Decapre is interesting but wow she can do whatever she wants and can get out of getting punished for it with that absurd mobility and her damage output is pretty good ...

Topaz said on May 7, 2014 at 9:04 p.m.

Those teleport fake-outs seem crazy good...reminds me of Viper's seismo-feint game.

GodPride said on May 7, 2014 at 10:58 p.m.

I wonder if her godlike U2 has the same pretzel motion as Vega's U1. She already has Vega's j.HP and his cl.st.HP so if that the case I might try her out.

AugustAPC said on May 8, 2014 at 12:21 a.m.

A unique stance/walk animation would go so far in differentiating her from Cammy.

RvlvA said on May 8, 2014 at 4:56 a.m.

There's no voice and se...

MrNova749 said on May 8, 2014 at 10:36 a.m.

She is a bison Doll. ALL of the bison dolls have the same stance. That's point of the dolls. Cammy (former doll), Juni and Juli (dolls in sfa3), and now Decapre. Just get over it already.

MrNova749 said on May 8, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.

People talking about her ultra damage being too much damage...wtf!

It's a RAW ULTRA that is DAMN NEAR FULL! This is nothing NEW! We've been playing this for 5 years. When has that factor changed?

Mr_Salt said on May 9, 2014 at 12:06 a.m.

I'm actually for characters using some of the attack animations from SfxT chars that did not get the chance to see this game especially with that game dead (R.I.P 03/2012-03/2012). I am not in favor of her current appearance. She looks like she's missing those six layers of textures that make her look like character in this game. She does not look as good as any of the alternates for the mains of the series.

This art style got better and better with each game they made with the last one being sfxt (i.e Lili and Julia). They should have considered more variation to the face. If they're going to reuse the data they should go all out. As usual, honesty would have gone a long way for Capcom here.

wettrix said on May 9, 2014 at 11:51 p.m.

a mix of vega and cammy. If you are a good vega player it looks like you will be able to adapt her easily. If your second char is cammy then you will be a master in no time it seems.


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