The Daydream Headlock is one of R. Mika's special attacks in Street Fighter Alpha 3. It is also one of her throws in Street Fighter V.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Stick 360+Arcade Button Kick (Arcade Modifier Tap Arcade Button Punch or Arcade Button Kick)
Street Fighter V Arcade-Button-LPunch+Arcade-Button-LKick (Forward)



R. Mika driving Cammy to the ground using Daydream Headlock.

Executed by performing a full-circle motion and pressing kick, R. Mika grabs the opponent in a headlock and crushes them repeatedly, and finishes the attack by saluting with one arm and Neck Rides the opponent to the ground. Tapping buttons during the headlock will inflict more damage.

In Street Fighter V, the move is executed by pressing Light Punch and Light Kick, (the throw command) near an opponent. R. MIka puts her opponent in a headlock and drops to a seated position, driving them face-first into the ground. Compared to the previous version, the initial head strikes are removed.



The attack depends on the stance of the opponent.

While the attack requires Mika to be in extremely close proximity to the opponent, like most grabs, it cannot be blocked. 

In Street Fighter V, it is R. Mika's throw attack, which is extremely useful to open up the opponents who are constantly blocking. While it does significantly less damage compared to her command grabs, it has a fast recovery. This means that R. Mika can still counter her opponent if they jump to avoid her grabs, giving her time to attack. By mixing R. Mika's normal throws with her command grabs, it puts the opponent in a difficult situation where they have to guess what she is going to do next, especially when she has positional and frame advantage. 

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  • This move is arguably based on a popular professional wrestling move called the Bulldog. It is sometimes referred as a Facebuster, though incorrect due to not actually being performed correctly like a regular one.
  • The way Mika performs it in SFV however, is also similar to another wrestling move known as a Cutter, which is derived from the Bulldog. It was innovated by John Laurinaitis (who called it the Ace Crusher), and popularized by Diamond Dallas Page (hence where the name came from; the Diamond Cutter) and later, Randy Orton (who named it the RKO).
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