The Metsu Hadoken also appears in Capcom vs. SNK 2 as Evil Ryu's Level 3 Super Combo, with a different motion, as shown below. Ryu also uses it in Asura's Wrath in his Street Fighter IV-themed boss battle with Asura.
Street Fighter IV seriesEdit
Capcom vs. SNK 2Edit
DescriptionEditThe Metsu Hadoken is a type of Hadoken more powerful and advanced in comparison to Ryu's Super Combo, the Shinku Hadoken (even sharing the same stick motions), and is energized by the Satsui no Hadou.
Street Fighter IV seriesEdit
Ryu collects a mass of energy as he yells "Metsu!". He then fires it at the opponent whilst yelling "Hadoken!", inflicting a great deal of damage in the process. Its power is unrivaled by almost any projectile in Street Fighter IV, as it is able to cancel any type of projectile while continuing to hit the opponent.
Evil Ryu's version of the Metsu Hadoken is fundamentally the same, although there are some differences:
- The projectile is considerably darker in color.
- The attack can be charged for up to 2 seconds before Evil Ryu releases it, similar to Gouken's Denjin Hadoken, to inflict more damage.
- The attack will trigger an animation in which the blast hits the opponent full force under certain conditions. The requirements for this condition include the opponent being at point blank range, and the Metsu Hadouken being fully charged; the animation causes more damage to be done to the opponent.
- He does not call out its name during the technique, and instead yells "Time to die!".
While the Metsu Hadoken is normally energized by the Satsui no Hadou on many movies and games, in Street Fighter IV: The Ties that Bind the animated movie, Ryu manages to summon all his concentration and fire the Metsu Hadoken on Seth using the opposite power, the Power of Nothingness. Not only is it twice as powerful, its energy is capable of withering the skin, muscle and tissue of any being of pure evil to a quivering mess. Not only was Seth's body battered and broken after being hit by it, but it caused him intense muscle spasms, and even the place on Seth's arm where Ryu grabbed with his hand right before firing it was badly burned.
The attack itself is considered the better Ultra Combo for Ryu, as it has many combo opportunities and - as a projectile, it can be executed from any range, providing frame advantages that makes this a flexible combo. However, if timed wrong, this attack can be easily dodged by jumping over it, or by using a move that allows the user to pass through projectiles; the afterlag will leave Ryu vulnerable to any attack of the opponent's choice.
The following are ways in which Ryu can combo into this Ultra Combo:
- Ryu can hit a Shoryuken, then Dash Cancel into the Metsu Hadoken.
- Ryu can juggle an opponent by hitting a weak Shoryuken, cancelling it into the Shinku Hadoken and following up with the Metsu Hadoken for a combo that sacrifices damage for style.
- He can hit an EX Tatsumaki while the opponent is in the corner and combo into the Metsu Hadoken.
- He can catch the opponent in the air whilst he is jumping with a medium punch and hit them with the Ultra Combo before they land.
- He can fire an EX Hadoken, which he can then Dash Cancel into the Ultra Combo. If Ryu catches the opponent with a Shakunetsu Hadoken whilst they are in the corner, then he can immediately follow up with the Metsu Hadoken without cancelling.
- He can catch a jumping opponent with a weak Shoryuken and immediately follow up with the Ultra Combo.
- He can do a crouching light kick, then a crouching light punch, then a fierce Shoryuken, then Dash Cancel into the Ultra combo.
- And finally, he can hit it after the opponent has been crumpled by a Focus Attack, just like most Ultra Combos.
- In Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, the full animation for Evil Ryu's Metsu Hadoken could be a nod to Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie, where Ryu destroys a robot while under the influence of the Satsui no Hado at point blank with an extremely powerful Hadoken.
- ↑ http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2011/apr/02/boss-footage-evil-ryu-and-ultra-1-cinematic-animation/
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2pYGbP4k-o