What is the difference between super and hyper armor?


I was just reading the thread for the Hsien-Ko reveal, and I heard someone mention that her Super move gave her either super or hyper armor. I had always assumed the two were interchangeable or that one was game specific and one wasn’t. They are apparently two different things and now I am very confused.


i think super armor only lasts for one hit, while hyper armor lasts for an infinite number of hits (like gold war machine in mvc1). i might be wrong though.