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New motion capture footage of Rose's Soul Piede command normal in Street Fighter 5 shows how impractical the attack is in real life

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • March 23, 2021 at 3:32 p.m. PDT • Comments: 30

We have a fairly good idea on how Rose will work in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition when she is released as the second challenger of Season 5. One of Rose's staple command normals, the Soul Piede, will be making its return along with her. The Soul Piede is an attack that Rose has used since the Street Fighter Alpha series.

During the Street Fighter 5 Winter Update showcase, we were briefly shown a motion capture recording session that sought to recreate the Soul Piede in real life. Earlier today, Capcom released additional footage that better showcases this scene.

Previously, the footage of the real-life Soul Piede cut out before the motion capture actress' kick made contact. It's shown that the actress needed to be supported so that she could regain her balance.

Evidently, this attack in very impractical in a real-life fight as it would be difficult to maintain one's balance while performing the kick. Of course, this was fairly easy to deduce even without the footage.

Motion capture actors and actresses are professionals in their craft, so fans shouldn't attempt to replicate their performances from their homes. For this particular case, extra precautions needed to be taken to prevent the actress from falling.

The kick does sort of make sense for Rose though since she's been shown to be able to levitate thanks to her Soul Power. So while this attack wouldn't be logical in real life, it would functionally work in a world where Soul Power and levitation exists.

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