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The Psycho Crusher (サイコ クラッシャー Saiko Kurasshā?) is M. Bison's signature attack in all of his appearances in the Street Fighter series. In the Street Fighter Alpha series (excluding X-ISM in Street Fighter Alpha 3) and the Marvel vs. Capcom series, it functions as a Super/Hyper Combo, while the Psycho Shot takes its special attack slot.

 
Appearance Function Input
Street Fighter II series
Street Fighter: The Movie (arcade game)
Street Fighter: The Movie (home video game)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold (as EX Bison)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (X-ISM)
Street Fighter EX series
Street Fighter IV series
Capcom vs. SNK (as EX Bison)
Capcom vs. SNK 2
SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Capcom Fighting Evolution
Street Fighter X Tekken
Special Attack Arcade Stick CBArcade Stick Right + Arcade Button Punch
Street Fighter Alpha series
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (A-ISM)
Super Combo Arcade Stick CBArcade Stick RightArcade Stick LR + Arcade Button Punch
Marvel vs. Capcom series Hyper Combo Arcade Modifier (Air) Arcade Stick QCF + Arcade-Button-2xPunch (Arcade Modifier Tap Arcade Button Punch or Arcade Button Kick)


DescriptionEdit

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Psycho Crusher in Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

Executed by charging backward then pressing forward and punch, Bison charges his right hand with Psycho Power, then surrounds himself with the energy while spiraling himself through the air towards his opponent, similar to a torpedo (in fact, early versions of strategy guides referred to this move as a "Flaming Torpedo") whilst holding out his palm to 'crush grind' into his target. Whether the attack knocks down or launches with a single or a few hits depends on the game. How far Bison travels in this fashion, and how much damage it does, depends on the punch button pressed. The EX Special version that appears in Street Fighter IV games is faster, does the most damage, and is immune to projectiles. Because of its aerial nature, it can go over low attacks.

VariantsEdit

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Art of the Psycho Crusher from Capcom Classics Collection.

When using M. Bison's Shadaloo-ISM variant in Street Fighter Alpha 3, he can use the Final Psycho Crusher, a much stronger version of the original Psycho Crusher. Here, he disappears and comes from off-screen and fills the whole screen with Psycho Energy as he does a Psycho Crusher that goes across the whole screen. It does a large amount of damage, up to more than half of the target's health, and even does high chip damage.

In some of the Capcom vs. SNK games, Bison has the Psycho Crusher as both a special attack and a Super Combo, with the super version being known as Mega Psycho Crusher. Another variation is the Heartbreak Despair, where he throws the opponent after doing the Psycho Crusher.

A more powerful version known as the Psycho Break Smasher appears as Bison's Meteor Combo in the EX series.

In Street Fighter V, Bison lacks the standard Psycho Crusher (similar to the Alpha series), but his Critical Art is the Ultimate Psycho Crusher. Bison surrounds his body with a burst of Psycho Power; if the energy sphere connects with his opponent, it launches them into the air while Bison teleports backward and strikes with a powerful Psycho Crusher, pinning them to the far "wall".

TacticsEdit

Generally, if the attack is performed at a close enough range to the opponent, Bison will pass by and come out of the move on the far side of the opponent, even if they block. However, if the opponent blocks, they will be able to attack a helpless Bison as the move ends and he recovers to standing position.

ConceptEdit

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Fist of The North Star character Bask using his spinning technique that may have served as inspiration for the Psycho Crusher.

Although unconfirmed, the Psycho Crusher could have been inspired by an technique used by Bask from the manga and anime series Fist of the North Star.

TriviaEdit

  • In the Street Fighter manga, the Psycho Crusher is a "one-hit kill" which is an equivalent of an output of 40 grams of Psycho energy.[citation needed]
  • Street Fighter II V's depiction of the attack differed from the games, with Bison rapidly spinning before flying forward for the attack. The force is strong enough literally send the opponent's body spiraling into the air.

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SpritesEdit

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