The Spinning Bird Kick, one of Chun-Li's signature special attacks, has been referenced several times in popular culture ever since its introduction in Street Fighter II.

Capcom Games Edit

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Other Games Edit

  • The Spinning Bird Kick is referenced in Saints Row IV by Female Voice 1 (provided by one of Chun-Li's voice actresses, Laura Bailey). Occasionally, when using a taunt, the character will shout "Spinning Bird Punch!".

Anime and MangaEdit

  • In the Bleach manga/anime series, the humorous Panty-Flash Tornado is most likely inspired by the Spinning Bird Kick.
  • In the final episode of Tenchi in Tokyo, "Payback", while the characters are talking, Ryoko and Ayeka are fighting against each other in the background. At one point, Ryoko uses the Spinning Bird Kick against Ayeka.
  • In One Piece, the character Sanji have a attack similar to this called "Quasi".
  • In Digimon, the character Kazemon has the Tempest Twist similar to this attack.
  • The saint Eagle Yuna from Saint Seiya has the Divine Tornado similar the Spinning Bird Kick
  • The character Cici from Moster Musume make this attack

Movies Edit

  • The Spinning Bird Kick is referenced in the opening of Shrek 2 in which Princess Fiona fights off a group of hunters who snared Shrek with a Spinning Bird Kick before performing a Shoryuken on one of the guards.

Television and AnimationsEdit

  • In the third episode of The Nutshack's second season, named Slasher, Chita, who is already cosplaying as Chun-Li for a Halloween party, attacks Phil with a Spinning Bird Kick in one scene, complete with shouting the attack's name.
  • In the episode "Boing! Boing!" of the French cartoon series Zig & Sharko, Zig tries to hurt Sharko with a Spinning Bird Kick-like attack.

Web AnimationEdit

Music Edit

  • British rock band Arctic Monkeys released a song in 2007 titled "Chun Li's Spinning Bird Kick."