Now, with a perfectly timed standing (Ken) fierce, we know that for the most part, it will stuff out most moves. Also, with proper timing (though I’m not sure if this is what the player is SUPPOSED to be aiming for), you can even have it so that you can do a dragon or dragon into super afterwards.
Normally, I prefer a one-hit dragon, but in the case of Third Strike, I like multi-hit dragons because of the option of parrying.
For Ken (and I guess Akuma, too), a fierce dragon allows three hits as opposed to a fierce, which is just one hit. I am NOT saying that parrying three hits is harder than parrying one. Honestly, I think it’s almost negligible. However, I AM saying that having three hits on the meaty is better than having only one hit on the meaty. Insurance for bad timing.
Now, the argument that you can do stuff after a meaty fierce can be debated with the fact that you can do a super after doing a dragon.
There’s this video where someone is playing with Q and using his multiple punch super. From full screen, Q would do his rushing punch on his opponents, which were Ken and Chun Li (two skilled American players were playing the Ken and Chun Li). Now, while watching this I thought, “Man, if I was playing against that guy, he’d be eating a Ken #3 by now.”
So I thought about this afterward and realized, that of course the Ken and Chun Li player weren’t so stupid that they couldn’t figure out they had a super as an option. I thought about it and realized that the reason why they didn’t do jack is because the Q player could whip out his super and take them down. Free damage, as I’m sure the Q player went into the equivalent Chun-Li-style-down-medium-into-super mode the second he did the rushing punch.
With all that being said, a player that wakes up and parries out your dragon won’t try to do anything out of fear of your #3, or even Ken #2 if you so desire.
So I guess it boils down to:
I would rather wait out the recovery time of a standing fierce than a dragon fierce, and I would don’t feel as if the three hits on the wake up is that much better than the one hit on wake up.(?)
I hate to be a Daigo “dick rider” and all that shit, but this would explain to me why he does wake up fierce Ken dragons against his opponents.
Damn…we need someone to raid the Japanese forums.