The Lightning Kick (百裂脚, Hyakuretsukyaku, lit. "Hundred Rending Kick") is one of Chun-Li's signature special attacks. It made its first appearance in the original Street Fighter II. In the Street Fighter IV series, this is one of the many moves copied by Seth.
DescriptionEditExecuted by pressing rapidly and repeatedly any kick button, Chun-Li stands on one leg and kicks rapidly, or "at the speed of lightning", with her other leg extended out. The kicks come out with incredible speed and power, and can land several hits. These several hits can add up to an impressive amount of damage when not blocked, and does a small amount of chip damage even when blocked. This move works similarly to E. Honda's Hundred Hand Slap and Gen's Hyakurenko.
In earlier SFII games, if most of the hits connect unblocked, they could give the foe a dizzy status. This move is considered deadliest when used against a cornered foe due to the limited amount of space to escape it, even when blocked.
In the Vs. series games, Chun Li gains the ability to perform the Lightning Kick in midair.
The EX version of this move starts up much quicker and launches the opponent into the air, allowing Chun-Li to follow up with another EX Hyakuretsukyaku, an EX Spinning Bird Kick or even an Ultra Combo.
Executed by pressing a quarter-circle backward motion and kick, Seth adapts a modified version of the Lightning Kick, in which he nails the opponent with a heavy kick; as they spin in place, he hits them with a very quick kick, and draws his leg back as the opponent is hit 16 times by an unseen force. Seth slides while performing the move, and the distance is determined by the strength of the kick button (the heavier the kick pressed, the greater the distance). The EX version of this attack allows him to slide even further with temporary invincibility against strikes and projectiles.
An animation glitch known as Akuma's Seizure originated from this move.