Flames and comments of troll more aside, I was wondering if you guys could provide me with a brief description of the majority of the lingo you guys use when talking about fighting games. A perfect example of this is the term “pixie”. I’ve seen it thrown around and I can’t figure out what it meas. As you guys give me stuff, I’ll update it to the first post that way if more people like me who are clueless show up, it’ll be easier to find the terms and definitions you guys most commonly use.
Links provided courtesy of Cronopio
Courtesy of Mr Bakaboy
Cockroach - Someone making a comeback when they have no life left meaning you can get close but you can’t quite kill them.
Pitbull - Someone who attacks w/o any regard to defense. Stays in close range at all times
Pack of Wolves - Attacking with the same attack multiple times as fast as possible even though you’re stopped the first time.
Comes with the thought that it was a good attack, but the person got lucky stopping it.
Ankle biter - All low attacks
Going Matrix - When your moves start coming out so easily and the moves of your opponent becomes so predictable that you feel everything is in slow motion. Also called “the Zone” by many.
Going Star Wars - When you’re hand eye coordination is going so fast that your hands are going faster then your brain is processing it. The screen will look extra fast, but your still keeping up no problem.
Taking to the Woodshed - Beating down an opponent so hard that the opponent has no way to respond to it. Usually done by a corner trap (check other guides for explanation), but can be done just the same in the middle of the screen by advanced players
Slippery devil - Person who gets out of all corner traps with ease.
and just cause I didn’t see anyone mention it
rolling 'geif - from Capcom vs. SNK series where Zangief will use the roll straight into the spinning piledriver.
Courtesy of henaki
Frame Trap - A situation built to make the enemy think they have enough time to attack in between a set of attacks, but in reality they cannot, or have very little time to retaliate. If they do attempt an attack, they will be hit out of it. Frame traps always involve a situation where your character has an advantage if the first move is blocked. A general example is doing a very good meaty attack, waiting a split second, then following with an extremely quick attack, such as with M.Bison doing a c.HK just as they get up, and then doing standing LK.