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'Hear my roar' — Ryu's V-Trigger 2 combo comically gets shut down by a banana peel during Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition match

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • March 27, 2021 at 3:19 p.m. PDT • Comments: 10

Ryu's V-Trigger 2 received a substantial buff in the patch that made Dan and V-Shift available in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. While it previously only acted as a cinematic counter that allowed for a follow up, Ryu is now able to spend V-Gauge to tack on additional damage after specials.

I'd say that Capcom did an excellent job at incorporating this new functionality as it almost never misses its target. However, it appears that there is a way to cancel out Ryu's V-Trigger 2 follow up as Birdie — and it was pretty hilarious to see this happen in a clip uploaded by Noonches.

During the clip, Noonches, the Birdie user, opted to jump in at Ryu likely as an attempt to catch him chucking a fireball. Ryu did in fact throw a fireball at this moment, but it was the EX version.

Unfortunately for Birdie, Ryu was able to recover in time to meet his mid air opponent with a medium Dragon Punch. From here, he cancelled into Ryu's V-Trigger 2. "Hear my roar!" exclaimed Ryu as this happened.

Birdie was ultimately saved by the pre-placed banana peel he left on the ground. Comically, Ryu slipped before his attack reached Birdie.

"I did not hear any roar," said Noonches in his Twitter message regarding the clip.

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