- This article is about a special attack. For the live-action fan short film, see Matador.
Executed by pressing Medium Punch and Medium Kick simultaneously, Vega performs a standing spin and dodges an incoming attack. By pressing and holding Medium Punch and Medium Kick, Vega can perform a quick, spinning slash counterattack, resulting in a knock down.
The Matador Turn can be used to dodge attacks and negate all damage that would otherwise connect with Vega. The followup attack produces a knockdown, but can be blocked if attempted against fast recovering attacks. If the attack connects, Vega can cancel into his V-Trigger to either make the move safe on block or combo into his Critcal Art on hit.