Executed by charging downward then pressing upward and punch, Bison leaps into the air and towards the opponent. If no further input is made, Bison simply flies above his opponent and lands harmlessly behind them. If any punch button is pressed while in mid-air, he performs the "reverse". Bison suddenly changes direction in mid-air, flips upside-down and throws a Psycho Power-infused punch toward the opponent while descending.
The EX Special version introduced in the Street Fighter IV series shares similar properties to the EX Head Press: faster movement, increased damage, better air maneuverability and a much faster trajectory for the followup punch.
In Ultra Street Fighter IV's OMEGA Mode, the jumping portion of the attack is renamed Death Flutter, and the attack gained a second follow-up. By pressing a kick button after Death Flutter, Bison will perform the Evil Stomp, dropping feet first to the ground and damaging foes he lands on.
In Street Fighter V, this attack is performed during the Head Press instead of being a separate attack: when Bison takes flight for the Head Press, pressing the punch button before the stomp will perform the Devil Reverse, while pressing it after the stomp will perform the usual Somersault Skull Diver (as it already happens in previous games like SvC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom). Because of this, it is impossible to perform an "empty" Devil Reverse (by performing the starting command without further button press and simply landing harmlessly) as the Head Press will always track to the opponent's head.
The Devil Reverse is a textbook fake-out, as the initial leap looks identical to Bison's Head Press attack; if the opponent commits to a counter Shoryuken, for example, pressing punch will move Bison out of harm's way and damage the now-vulnerable opponent as they descend. Since his position can be controlled after the Reverse, it can also be used to avoid fireballs, land a relatively safe distance from the opponent, or else maneuver towards them. The player should be careful in games this attack could be Low Profiled as attacks that lower Hurtboxes and move the user forward can easily chase down a Devil Reverse escape attempt.
|M. Bison's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Fake Slide • Hell Attack • Psycho Break • Deadly Middle Kick • Psycho Axe • Shadow Axe|
|V-Skills||Psycho Reflect • Hell's Warp|
|V-Shift Break||Psycho Fist|
|V-Triggers||Psycho Power • Psycho Nightmare|
|Special Attacks||Psycho Crusher • Double Knee Press • Head Press • Devil Reverse • Psycho Shot • Bison Warp • Death Flutter • Psycho Sever • Psycho Blast • Psycho Inferno • Psycho Field • Psycho Impact • Psycho Vanish • Electric Arc|
|Super Combos||Knee Press Nightmare • Psycho Crusher • Final Psycho Crusher • Heartbreak Despair • Mega Psycho Crusher • Psycho Cannon • Head Press Nightmare|
|Super Arts||Knee Press Nightmare|
|Ultra Combos||Nightmare Booster • Psycho Punisher|
|Critical Arts||Ultimate Psycho Crusher|
|Exceeds||Final Psycho Crusher|
|Hyper Combos||Knee Press Nightmare • Psycho Crusher • Psycho Explosion|
|Meteor Combos||Psycho Break Smasher|