Why target? Who named it that?
Because aliens. Duh.
I’m kinda interested myself.
lol what? Aliens?! WTF you talking about?!
Checking in “All about Street Fighter III The Fighting Bible” (old Japanese mook) they use the term target combo. I believe the term was created to differentiate from other forms of combos/cancels at the time.
They stated that it’s something to aim for and achieve (狙って実行する）which they state is where the name target combo comes from. (というのは名前の由来。）
Ahh thanks my dude. Now it makes sense. Something to aim for.