After watching the Dadoop’s Bizarre Combos vid and seeing Zangief actually combo into Siberian Blizzard, obviously I was amazed that this was even possible. It seems to work on the same principle that Hakan does with his Ultra 2. I decided to try working on it myself, getting this obscure skill down to the point that it might be usable in some corner case somewhere. It turns out that this only applies to a select few characters, though who they are (or aren’t) is a bit of a surprise. I tried it against all characters for a short amount of time (once I could get it consistently on one), and here’s the people I found it to affect.
As you can see, this includes most of the bulky characters, but there’s no real theme here. It’s rather interesting that Abel’s not in there, nor is Seth. In all fairness though, it’s a corner case worth considering for some matchups, and what’s wrong with having a new skill, huh?
For those not yet familiar with this method, you have to land a crumpling focus attack, let the recovery happen, then buffer the 720 so that you get it out just as the opponent is considered to be the strange airborne status crumple has. To help with the timing, a common theme seems to be when their heads start to bob backward. I don’t see any reason why pulling this off with a FADC would fail, but given how many inputs need to be buffered into the dash, it would seem impractical to attempt doing so.
- A level 3 focus attack has too much recovery for this to work on Abel. A level 2 (or counter hit on level 1) will work just fine.