The Banishing Flat (バニシングフラット Banishingu Furatto?), also known as the Banishing Fist or informally as the "Green Hand", is one of Zangief's special attacks, introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (X-ISM)
Arcade Stick QCD + Arcade Button Punch
All other appearances Arcade Stick S + Arcade Button Punch



Banishing Flat in Street Fighter IV.

Zangief performs a one-step forward-turning back slap angled low, with his hand engulfed in a colored (usually blue or green) energy.

The EX Special introduced in the Street Fighter IV series has almost no startup time, knocks down the foe (depending on the version of the game being played) and hits twice.


Banishing Flat EX

EX Banishing flat hitting Abel in Street Fighter IV.

This move is quite powerful and has good range, due to Zangief's size and forward momentum. The attack closes distances quite effectively, and can even dissipate the fireballs and other projectiles that Zangief hates so much. The EX version is fast enough to end combos safely, but the move is generally unsafe if blocked or missed.


  • Contrary to popular belief "Banishing Flat" is actually a mistranslation of "Vanishing Flat", the moves properly translated name.