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Executed by moving forward and pressing heavy punch and heavy kick while blocking, the character will use one section of the Cross Gauge to cancel their block and perform a predetermined EX Special attack as a reversal. Cross Cancels deals various damage, have different frame advantages on block and knockdown times, making some safe to Raw Tag afterward while others can be punished
Cross Cancels do not cause fatal damage. Cross Cancels can be Switch Canceled, however unlike with other attacks the hit opponent can not be Juggled. Pre-2013 patch some characters could combo out of their Cross Cancels by switch cancelling, however this was removed in the final version to date. While all Cross Counters cause hard knockdowns but have different recovery times on a per character basis. This changes the amount of options each character has after a successful Cross Counter.
Unlike the V-Reversal mechanic from Street Fighter V the Cross Cancel mechanic is less uniform and it's usefulness literally varies on a character to character basis. Chun-Li and M. Bison are usually considered to have the overall best alpha counters, Chun-Li due to hitting both sides and having an active hitboxes, while Bison has the most horizontal distance meaning tags could not be delayed to bait his Cross Cancel.
A desired property is access to safe tags, Characters like Ibuki and Jin Kazama provide 100% free safe tags from a successful cross counter. Others like Poison provide situational safeness depending on screen positioning, and lastly characters like Blanka and Craig Marduk are considered to have the worst, due to their avoidable nature, slow startup, and not providing safe tags.
It has to be noted that although many Cross Cancels look visually like attacks already established by the character, the Cross Cancel version is usually different. Ibuki's Cross Cancel looks very similar to her EX Kazakiri but it works totally different. The Alpha Counter version launches the opponent away with a hard knockdown while the EX Kazakiri version leaves the opponent grounded to allow followups.
List of Cross CancelsEdit
Named by the closest resembling attack.Edit
|Poison||Kissed by a Goddess|
|M. Bison||Psycho Crusher|
|Blanka||Amazon River Run|
|Chun-Li||Spinning Bird Kick|
|Dhalsim||Unnamed, combines his standing HK with Yoga Flame|
|Asuka||Mist Palm Thrust|
|Christie||Unnamed, resembles her crouching hard kick regular attack.|
|Jack X||Rocket Upper|
|Julia||2nd hit of Hunting Tomahawk|
|Marduk||Spinning Back Fist|
|Xiaoyu (Ling)||Unknown, Resembles Cyanide and Ibuki's Hammer Kick.|
Guest Characters Edit
|Guest Character Name||Attack|
|Kuro||Reign of Terror|
|Bad Box Art Megaman||Mega Uppercut|
Similar Attacks Edit