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The Devil Reverse (デビルリバース Debiru Ribaasu?), also known as the Flying Psycho Fist, is one of M. Bison's special attacks, introduced in Super Street Fighter II.

Input
All appearances Arcade Stick CDU + Arcade Button Punch (+ Arcade Button Punch for the actual attack)

DescriptionEdit

Executed by charging downward then pressing upward and punch, Bison leaps into the air and towards the opponent. If no further input is made, Bison simply lands in front of his opponent; if, however, punch is pressed while in mid-air, he performs the "reverse": suddenly changing direction in mid-air, flipping upside-down and throwing a Psycho Power-infused punch toward the opponent while descending.

The EX Special version introduced in the Street Fighter IV series shares similar properties to the EX Head Press: faster movement, increased damage, better air maneuverability and a much faster trajectory for the followup punch.

In Street Fighter V this attack is performed during the Head Press instead of being a separate attack. When Bison takes flight for the Head Press, pressing the punch button before he makes contact with the opponent will perform the Devil Reverse (while pressing it after will perform the usual Somersault Skull Diver). Because of this, it is impossible to perform an "empty" Devil Reverse (performing the command without finishing it and simply landing harmlessly) as the Head Press will always track to the opponent's head.

TacticsEdit

The Devil Reverse is a textbook fake-out, as the initial leap looks identical to Bison's Head Press attack; if the opponent commits to a counter Shoryuken, for example, pressing punch will move Bison out of harm's way and damage the now-vulnerable opponent as they descend. Since his position can be controlled after the Reverse, it can also be used to avoid fireballs, land a relatively safe distance from the opponent, or else maneuver towards them.

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SpritesEdit

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