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"My Raishin-Mahhaken is formidable when used properly...."
—Yang in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact

The Raishin Mahhaken (雷震魔破拳, Raishin Mahaken, "Thunder Quake Demon Rending Fist") is one of Yang's special attacks, introduced as his first Super Art in the Street Fighter III series.

Appearance Function Input
Street Fighter III series Super Art I Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Punch
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ultra Combo I Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Punch x3

DescriptionEdit

Executed by performing two quarter-circle forward motions and pressing punch (in the Street Fighter III series) or all 3 punch buttons (in Super Street Fighter IV), Yang adopts a snake-style kung fu stance ("I'll show you!") then dashing forward with a hand thrust. If this connects, he will twist his hand and swipe it upwards, knocking the opponent up into the air slightly. What happens next depends on the version.

Street Fighter III seriesEdit

Yang will immediately finish the combo by dashing past the opponent with a Tourou Zan, hitting multiple pressure points and inflicting sizable damage.

Street Fighter IV seriesEdit

Yang follows the upward swipe with a smaller Tourou Zan that leaves him on the far side of the opponent, followed by a vertical Tourou Zan, a jumping, flipping hand slash which hits multiple times, then another Tourou Zan ("Raishin...") that leaves him on the side he started on ("...Mahhaken!"), and finally the dashing pressure point strike from the Super Art version ("Looks like you couldn't avoid that one!").

TacticsEdit

Though its setups are limited, the move is relatively safer on block compared to most other Super Arts in the Street Fighter III series. Done fast enough, it will connect after a Zenpou Tenshin, albeit with scaled damage.

In 3rd Strike, the move has two stocks instead of one, but does much less damage. It is also slower and requires more precise timing than in 2nd Impact, where Yang could simply jump in with the move after landing an airborne hit.

SpriteEdit

Yang raisen mahhaken super art

VideoEdit

Super Street Fighter 4 AE - Yang Ultra 1(00:15)
Raishin Mahhaken in SSFIV: AE (Japanese voices).
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Super Street Fighter 4 (Arcade Edtition) - Yang's Raishin MahhakenSuper Street Fighter 4 (Arcade Edtition) - Yang's Raishin Mahhaken.wmv(00:15)
Raishin Mahhaken in SSFIV: AE (English voices).
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