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Want to terrify a Street Fighter 5 player? Show them these 12 stills of the scariest moves in the game

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 10, 2021 at 4:42 p.m. PDT • Comments: 12

Frustrations turn to fun thanks to a little social media joke from a Street Fighter 5 player who goes by the handle of Siracha Flash. Those who have played Street Fighter 5 for more than 20 minutes have more than likely run into a few of the game's more terrifying situations as some characters have maneuvers that have proven particularly difficult to escape or deal with.

Not everything shown here is currently an issue as Capcom has, over the last few years, attended to a lot of these often fun-sapping maneuvers. It's also not to say that all of these attacks/situations are necessarily poorly designed – just that they've many times been the last thing we've seen before a soul-crushing KO pops up on the screen.

The first batch of four attacks includes some of the most heinous "just do it" moves in the game. Though we don't see it quite as often as we did in the first few seasons, Birdie's EX Dolphin Dive is infamous for being near impossible to react to. This was especially true when the game launched and had nearly eight frames of input lag, but we'd be lying if we didn't still get caught in the Free Willy from time to time.

E. Honda's Butt Slam is another plague-type attack for many online warriors as Honda players have become known for just tossing it out at seemingly any point in a given round. Urien's EX Tackle was just recently attended to by developers to leave him in closer proximity on block, but that hasn't deterred Urien users from suddenly pouncing on foes they hope they catch (and who often are) unready.

Akuma's EX Demon Flip is such a predictable (and yet still effective) tool that we recently ran a story showcasing its horrors. There was such a good response to the initial post that Siracha followed up with a few more, all of which you can view below.

Which of these did you find the funniest/most true? Knocked down Ken might be our favorite, though EX command dash Laura inspires fear like no other. Hit up the comments below to share your reactions with the rest of us.

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