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Total Destruction is Q's third Super Art in the Street Fighter III series.

Input
Activation Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Punch
Use Arcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Punch/Arcade Button Kick

DescriptionEdit

TotalDestructionActivation
Executed by performing two quarter-circle forward motions and pressing punch, the attack starts unusually: Q puts his hand over his face and rakes at his chest with the other hand. This turns the Super Gauge into a timer, and during this time Q flashes red. Play continues as normal, but while the art is active, Q can at any time use a powerful attack. This attack depends on the input.

VariationsEdit

LongRangeTotalDestruction

Both variations require a quarter-circle forward motion and either a punch or kick button. If punch is pressed, Q will suddenly jump forward at the opponent and explode. This attack has decent range, but can be blocked.[1]

If a quarter-circle forward motion is performed and kick is pressed, Q will grab the opponent and explode. This grab only works in extreme close quarters, but is unblockable.[1] Once Q explodes, he is knocked some distance from the opponent while still burning. Q can usually only explode once per use - whereupon the Super Gauge immediately empties and the timer ends.

Additional PropertiesEdit

SFIII 3rd Strike - Fun with Q's Total Destruction00:29

SFIII 3rd Strike - Fun with Q's Total Destruction

A demonstration of the move's unusual properties

The attack also has some unusual properties; for starters, it does not immediately K.O. the opponent. Instead, the section of their Health Bar that the target would lose goes red and quickly drains. Most of the time it drains so quickly as to make no difference; however, in certain circumstances, Q can be KOed before the opponent's health completely drains.

Another unusual property is that although he usually can only explode once, when it trades hits, it sometimes seems to not register as being used, and Q can attempt an explosion again.

Trivia Edit

  • Given the fact that Q is based off Robot Detective K, this Super Art may have been inspired by the latter's 'Super Form' (Blow-Up Mode). Interestingly, a voice says "Blow Up" when Blow-Up Mode was activated, just like the voice saying "Danger" when Q throws the opponent whilst the Aforemeantioned Super Art is active.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 3rd Strike FAQs @ GameFAQs

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