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What kind of moveset would Hakan have if he was added to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition? Let's look at his Omega version for ideas

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 3, 2020 at 8:04 p.m. PDT • Comments: 51

In just a couple of days on August 5, Capcom intends to reveal new characters for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. While there are a few rumored front-runners, there's still a possibility that Capcom might surprise everyone with a curveball character.

What if Hakan was announced as one of Season V's new playable fighters? Once more, let's take a look at the changes made to Hakan in the Omega version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 to get some ideas on how the Turkish oil wrestler might play.

It just wouldn't be Hakan if he didn't have access to his Oil Shower special. By activating Oil Shower, Hakan essentially becomes a better character for a period of time.

With Street Fighter 5's V-System in place, this could end up being one of Hakan's V-Skills. Not only would this allow Hakan to oil up, but he'd also generate V-Gauge whenever he has a free moment in neutral or an advantage state.

If this continues to be a special, then Hakan would still be able to use meter for the EX version of Oil Shower. This will apply a lot of oil on Hakan with a rapid animation.

Using Oil Shower multiple times will stack its duration. There are really no downsides associated with an oiled up Hakan. It even passively improves his ability to resist damage.


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While oiled up, the properties of Hakan's normals will change. Strangely, normals that typically knock the opponent down will no longer do so in this state.

By leaving the opponent standing, Hakan will likely be able to cancel into specials like the Hakan Launcher. In other words, Hakan's ability to combo will see improvement while oiled up.

Finally, it seems that Omega Hakan has the ability to cancel his Oil Dive to test the opponent's reactions.

Source: DrewTony'Z.

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