Lessons from Gandhi in Street Fighter 4, Tokido's tournament Akuma pose, and Combofiend's Bionic Arm are among the best FGC moments of the decade

Here's hoping the next decade is also full of moments like these

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 31, 2019 at 3:43 p.m. PST | Comments: 24

It's been an interesting decade for fighting games. Needless to say, there have been a lot of hype moments that are certainly worth reflecting on.

Reddit user Darkcloud20 took the time to compile all the notable major FGC events that transpired since 2010 into an r/Kappa thread. Be aware that there are a few NSFW entries that detail some real drama listed in the thread.

I think my personal favorite event involved a tournament match up that pitted Gandhi against FSP in Street Fighter 4. In my opinion, there are some very important takeaways that can be derived from the footage.

On the surface, it probably looks like Gandhi is just randomly throwing out high risk moves like Ryu's Dragon Punch and was seeing success. Unless Gandhi's ability to read his opponent was simply on another level, that's probably what actually happened.

It's not an uncommon thing to run into this type of playstyle. I'll often find myself in situations where I am losing to high risk ploys like these. Then I just end up reminding myself to just slow things down.

Even if there's nothing learned from this experience, it's also just outright hilarious.

Who could ever forget Rohto|Tokido Akuma pose against ClakeyD. Tokido's timing and positioning while posing in front of the projector had to be perfect.

Then there's the time where Combofiend really made a name for himself with Nathan Rad Spencer in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Whenever you think of "Bionic Arm" you can't help but imagine this scenario.

There's also something to be said about hype combos in fighting games. Remember when CYG|Daigo pulled off a 25-hit combo against Victrix|Momochi as Evil Ryu during the Stunfest 2015 finals?

Looking back, there are certainly a lot of great moments to remember. Going into the next decade, we hope to see many more like these with our readers. Here's to 2020 and beyond.

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