- "Pathetic! You have completely submitted to the might of my wave motion power!"
- —Akuma in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Street Fighter Alpha series and SNK vs. Capcom seriesEdit
X-Men: Children of the AtomEdit
Street Fighter III series, Street Fighter: The Movie games and Tekken 7Edit
Marvel vs. Capcom seriesEdit
+ ( or in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 only)
DescriptionEditThe Messatsu Gou Hadou is a much stronger purple version of the Shinku Hadoken that inflicts a great deal of damage, and can be used in the air as well as on the ground. In the Vs. Marvel series, like almost all Hadoken Supers, this move is portrayed as a long energy beam. In X-Men: Children of the Atom, it is orange and is one of his ultimate attacks, with the additional ability to burn the opponent, similar to his Shakunetsu Hadoken and the Street Fighter Alpha series' version of the Messatsu Gou Hadou.
In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Akuma fires the midair version diagonally-downwards towards the opponent, similarly to the Tenma Gou Zankuu; the game also introduced the variations named Messatsu Gou Hadou: Agyou (滅殺豪波動・阿形? "Annihilating Great Surge: Open-Mouthed Form") and Messatsu Gou Hadou: Ungyou (滅殺豪波動・吽形? "Annihilating Great Surge: Closed-Mouthed Form"). The former is a barrage of Hadoukens not unlike the original MvC series Tenma Gou Zankuu, while the latter is a beam fired from both palms, just like the original Messatsu Gou Hadou.
It usually hits up to eight times in the Street Fighter series, while in the crossover games, it can hit more than 8 times. In some games, by using Akuma's Satsui no Hado taunt, its damage and lethality increases.
The Messatsu Gou Hadou returns in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution where it is Akuma's lone Super Art (his Rage Art is Wrath of the Raging Demon). It functions fairly similarly to its Street Fighter III incarnation, except that it can't be used in mid-air. While use of the move is rather rare due to EX moves using half the meter and EX Focus Cancels using the entire meter, it deals impressive damage and can even outdamage his Rage Art at times. Since it can be easily sidestepped like all of Akuma's Hadokens in this game, care must be taken in its use; thus it is best employed as a punish or combo finisher.