The only thing funnier than seeing this Zangief perform a nearly full screen air grab is Tyrant's reaction after getting hit by it

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. PDT

UM|Tyrant, an exceptionally strong M. Bison player from the United Kingdom, ran into a rather jarring hitbox interaction recently while playing some online Street Fighter 5.

We're all for Zangief having a decently large hitbox on his command grabs, as that's the way grapplers have been traditionally designed, but this is pretty ridiculous. Zangief's EX air command grab nabs Bison's Devil's Reverse from close to a full screen length away.

Bison's technique obviously widens his hurtbox, but we're having a hard time justifying this one. Tyrant's reaction after showing us the replay in slow motion is the cherry on top:


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Comments

Gellus said on March 20, 2017 at 5:02 p.m.

This is more of Bison problem than a Gief one, his SPD hitbox is fine

#1
Gellus said on March 20, 2017 at 5:03 p.m.

I'm surprised the Gief knew about this, i would never tried this out

#2
FengShuiMachine said on March 20, 2017 at 5:03 p.m.

Loll thats funny though

#3
Ferxomar said on March 20, 2017 at 5:06 p.m.

I want to see the actual match

#4
Dacapn said on March 20, 2017 at 5:09 p.m.

I do this all the time against bison and vega players. Good bisons use ex devil's reverse. Can't air spd that so gotta respect it.

#5
Phtm_Miria said on March 20, 2017 at 5:09 p.m.

Muscle Power >>> Psycho Power

#6
bagel_bytez said on March 20, 2017 at 5:13 p.m.

Zangief Blaines street magic

#7
Metronome said on March 20, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.

I'll gladly take a hitbox nerf on bison to..fix this

#8
NotDemented7 said on March 20, 2017 at 5:17 p.m.
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#9
Honeyman said on March 20, 2017 at 5:19 p.m.

And Zangief is supposedly low tier. Imagine if you got good at baiting aerial specials out of your opponents? Borscht Dynamite all day!

#10
Velociraptor said on March 20, 2017 at 5:20 p.m.

You're not news

#11
BluegrassNutmeg said on March 20, 2017 at 5:23 p.m.

ummm...are you guys being sarcastic?

#12
Pachendrix said on March 20, 2017 at 5:27 p.m.
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#13
BlankaBeast said on March 20, 2017 at 5:28 p.m.

That's insane!!

And people thought Guile's super SF iv air throw was a vacuum.

Lol.

#14
Syirine said on March 20, 2017 at 5:31 p.m.

That is just ridiculous.

#15
malcrash01 said on March 20, 2017 at 5:51 p.m.

Dat comeback

#16
SnakeX said on March 20, 2017 at 5:52 p.m.

So yeah sure, this isn't new. BUT, knowing that this exists doesn't stop Bisons (and Vegas) from getting caught ALL the damn time by Zangiefs with meter. Makes me laugh every time. Tyrant's reaction makes it even better.

#17
Le_Perique said on March 20, 2017 at 5:57 p.m.

I blame the lag.

#18
Gam3B0y said on March 20, 2017 at 6:01 p.m.

soo you prefer polygonal detection then?

#19
Sir_Kenjamin said on March 20, 2017 at 6:10 p.m.
#20
Xykes said on March 20, 2017 at 6:12 p.m.

Don't feed the trolls.

#21
CODYYY said on March 20, 2017 at 6:14 p.m.

nerf devils reverse clearly.

#22
TreasureTrain said on March 20, 2017 at 6:20 p.m.

whats the song in the stream

#23
RiptorRisen64 said on March 20, 2017 at 6:34 p.m.

Yes, label your opponents and dismiss them offhandedly. That's how you make a compelling argument. Unless you know of something Drix said that I am unaware of, and for which you have proof, then perhaps not everyone who disagrees with you is a "troll".

#24
ChoseDeath said on March 20, 2017 at 7:04 p.m.

That makes me warm and fuzzy on the inside, lol. Now, WHY is that hurtbox so big? Sheesh. Still funny though.

#25
Kijui said on March 20, 2017 at 7:11 p.m.

Got them old school Sega Genesis hit detection boxes

#26
BootyWizard said on March 20, 2017 at 7:29 p.m.

i blame the .025 seconds of extra input lag that make this game unplayable in the neutral

#27
metaf4 said on March 20, 2017 at 7:32 p.m.

When I saw this the first thing I thought was "Hold up! Where's Bison's hurt box then?!" (Because I know for a fact that Giefs EX air grab doesn't normally grab from that far away)

If anything, NOW I understand why that move is soo godlike! There's literally no way to hit Bison during that move then unless you're above him. (which you're almost never above him when he does that move)

#28
AeonGuardian said on March 20, 2017 at 7:35 p.m.

... that is absolutely the right reaction tho. Just... go outside or read a book or bake a cake or something...

#29
Clamper said on March 20, 2017 at 10:48 p.m.

As a Bison main this is fair honestly. Devil's reverse would be too hard to counter if it didn't have a big hurtbox like this one.

#30
DatGurLViaLeY said on March 21, 2017 at 12:45 a.m.

Every time a player punishes bison for his yolo ass devil's reverse a angel gets it's wings.

#31
Doh_Simpson said on March 21, 2017 at 1:20 a.m.

I don't think the devil's reverse can hit from full screen. I don't know where you ever seen that. This glitchy command grab is just part of what we love in SFV because it just makes so much sense.

#32
Clamper said on March 21, 2017 at 6:46 a.m.

Check this out:

http://watissf.dantarion.com/sf5/boxd...

The blue box is the hurtbox, which is where Bison can be hit. The red one is the hitbox, where he actually hits.

#33
DK_ALEX_DK said on March 21, 2017 at 7:20 a.m.

That is insane.
Also Tyrant's PS4...Maybe time to get it cleaned eh?

#34
ShigityShank said on March 21, 2017 at 9:25 a.m.

Had to resub to the dude after seeing this FeelsBadMan

#35
SaltBomber44 said on March 21, 2017 at 11:35 a.m.

The Gief when this happened:

https://youtu.be/J0TsaeE21rI

I rest my case

#36
PropLeXed said on March 21, 2017 at 12:41 p.m.

That was insane lol.

#37


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