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The Thunderbolt (サンダーボルト Sandaaboruto?) is one of Dudley's special attacks, introduced in Super Street Fighter IV.

All appearances Arcade Stick CDU + Arcade Button Kick



Thunderbolt hitting Ryu in Super Street Fighter IV.

Executed by charging down, then moving up and pressing kick, Dudley leaps to the top of the screen, flips upside-down and dives fist-first straight down ("This is too easy!").

The damage and distance are determined by the kick button pressed; light kick does the least damage, with Dudley landing in front of the start position, while heavy kick does the most damage and comes down half a screen away. Medium kick is halfway between the two.

The EX Special version hits up to five times in a "screwdriver motion", does the most damage and automatically lands where the opponent was when the move was activated, with Dudley calling the attack's name.


The attack is highly "telegraphed", and so is usually blocked or countered; however, at close range, it can potentially cross-up opponents. The EX Special version comes out much faster and can be used to punish an opponent who is blocking low.


  • The attack is very similar to a reversed Jet Upper, especially the one thrown at the end of his Rocket Upper.

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