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Narikun's face after Daigo's ridiculous Ume-headbutt perfectly illustrates how we've all felt while playing Street Fighter 5

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 19, 2020 at 4:25 a.m. PST • Comments: 16

AMG|Narikun is an absolutely stellar Japanese Street Fighter player who can make even the strongest of players look like they forgot how the blocking mechanic works with his speedy and confusing Ibuki.

That said, while Ibuki is usually the mischievous one with her crazy mix ups and rapid movements, it was Narikun who was left feeling dumbfounded after a recent run in with BST|Daigo Umehara and his fairly new E. Honda.

We've been seeing more and more footage of The Beast using Honda in Street Fighter 5 lately, and it's starting to feel less and less like a lighthearted joke and more and more like something competitors should start worrying about.

Daigo is known for many things, but perhaps most so for his unbelievable ability to read opponents. His knack for this led to the creation of the "Ume-Shoryu," which is essentially when the pro player makes a psychic-like read with an unsafe, but powerful attack. Well, Honda is all but designed to get into the heads of opponents with ridiculous moves in this game... hence the whole "worrying" bit above.

Honda's special attacks can feel somewhat peculiar in their movements (especially his butt slam) and his frame data often leaves players feeling like their time is best spent navigating away from Honda's danger zones. Pair these two together and it can feel almost as though Honda players freestyle with their attacks and wind up hitting you more than they should.

While not exactly the case for this particular moment, the interaction between Narikun and Daigo certainly left the former feeling like so many of us do while losing at Street Fighter 5... especially to strategies common to characters like Honda. We won't spoil exactly how it happens, but the look on his face is priceless in how relatable it is.

Click the thumbnail below to see the clip (which was nabbed by HiFight) and share your reactions in the comments.


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Banner image of Daigo credit: Capcom Fighters.

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