In the same vein of Dan's character, the Hissho Buraiken is a parody of a super move utilized by Kyokugen Karate practitioners from the SNK fighting games; specifically, the move is closer in style to Ryo Sakazaki's Ryuuko Ranbu. The parody mainly lies in the fact that the Hissho Buraiken is stationary, unlike the Ryuuko Ranbu, in which the character rushes forward upon the startup of the combo.
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Street Fighter Alpha seriesEdit
The Hissho Buraiken makes its debut in the Street Fighter Alpha series. In this short ranged Super Combo, Dan flashes and holds his arms back for a few seconds, and then unleashes a very fast barrage of punches and kicks to the foe unfortunate enough to be within the range of this attack, ending with a Koryuken.
This attack has extremely low range, barely stretching just in front of Dan. Though his most powerful attack, it is often unreliable, as if the Dan player is short even the slightest inch, the foe will be completely unaffected (unless they are within the range of the Koryuken at the end). However, any hit during the attack will hold the opponent in place so that the subsequent hits of the move can connect.
Street Fighter IV seriesEdit
The Hissho Buraiken returns as Dan's Super Combo in the Street Fighter IV series. It is executed differently than in the Alpha series, i.e. by performing two quarter-circle forward motions and pressing punch. Dan unleashes a flurry of punches, kicks, knees and chops, finishing with a Koryuken. Like Ken's Shinryuken, the attack works only at extreme close range, and several hits (if not the entire move) will miss if performed at any distance. It is a 19-hit combo if performed correctly.