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The Jaguar Kick (ジャガーキック Jagaa Kikku?) is one of Adon's signature special attacks, introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha series.

Input (ground version)
Most appearances Arcade Stick RS + Arcade Button Kick
Street Fighter Alpha 2 only Arcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Kick
Street Fighter Alpha 3 only Arcade Stick RS + Arcade Button Kick in A-ISM and V-ISM
Input (airborne version)
Most appearances Arcade Modifier Air Arcade Stick QCB + Arcade Button Kick
Street Fighter Alpha 3 only Arcade Modifier Air Arcade Button Kick in X-ISM

DescriptionEdit

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Jaguar Kick in Super Street Fighter IV.

Adon somersaults forward while whipping his leg around. The kick causes a slashing shockwave to form along the arc his kicking foot follows. The distance and altitude of the arc are determined by which kick button was used. In the Street Fighter IV series, the move can break armors.

For the ground version, light kick version makes a fast slash which has the most horizontal distance but least altitude; heavy kick version makes an almost immediate slash which has the least horizontal distance but most altitude; and medium kick version makes a more balanced slash in both horizontal and vertical ranges.

For the midair version, light kick version travels the least horizontal distance while heavy kick version travels the most (this version also has a longer slashing arc, which makes it easier, though far from certain, to hit an opponent, no matter the timing), and meidum kick version balances in-between.

The EX Special version introduced in the Street Fighter IV games delivers two hits, knocks down the opponent and basically combines all three versions in one attack by having light kick version's horizontal distance, medium kick version's middle altitude and heavy kick version's ending higher slash arc. The EX midair variant travels approximately the same distance as the light kick version, but has very little startup, equally knocking down and hitting twice instead of only once.

TacticsEdit

The move is a general choice for closing distances and hitting enemies quickly. The ground heavy kick version has good use as a reversal or (if timed exactly) as an anti-air punisher. The airborne versions are generally better at rapid air approaches, though they can also stop Adon from landing into an incoming enemy attack or being hit out of the air.

TriviaEdit

  • In the Resident Evil series, along with Tiger Uppercut, the series' antagonist Albert Wesker possesses a move with the same name as Adon's Jaguar Kick in his moveset, but it is also known as the Hairyuukyaku (背流脚? "Stature Flowing Leg").
    • This also carries in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as the followup to his Jaguar Dash AKA his Jinsoku Idou (迅速移動? "Swift Speed Movement"). However, both Jaguar Dash and Jaguar Kick here are incorrectly used as the names for his Collide and Knee Cannon respectively, with the Japanese names for those techniques being the same regardless; Knee Cannon's Japanese name is Gouhou Shitsu (轟砲膝? "Booming Cannon Knee").

SpriteEdit

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Similar movesEdit

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