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The Gekiro (逆瀧, Gekirou, "Inverted Cascade"), commonly named by the informal nickname "Waterfall Kicks", is one of Gen's special attacks in his Mantis style, introduced in Street Fighter Alpha 2.

All appearances Arcade Stick S + Arcade Button Kick (+ Arcade Button Kick for followup)


Executed by performing a Shoryuken motion and pressing kick, Gen performs an upward flying dropkick. The attack does not end there however; if the player continues to tap the kick button at precisely-timed intervals, Gen will continue to kick in a "pedalling" motion as he continues to ascend. The subsequent kicks must be precisely timed, as the opponent must neither be knocked out of reach nor allowed to fall.

The EX Special version introduced in the Street Fighter IV games allows a larger window for the followup kicks, making it easier to land all 8 hits.


Besides its obvious anti-air usage, the attack can, with perfect timing, reach a maximum of 6, 7 or 8 hits (the initial dropkick itself and the followup kicks, depending on which kick button is used to perform the dropkick), thus also working perfectly to end a combo or quickly punish at close range.




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