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The Face-Crush Chop is one of Alex's throws in Street Fighter V.

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Executed by pressing Light Punch and Light Kick, (the throw command) near an opponent. Alex hits his opponent with a knife edge chop that's strong enough to knock them on their back.


Alex hitting Cammy with his Face-Crush Chop.

This throw is is extremely useful to open up the opponents who are constantly blocking. While it does significantly less damage compared to his command grabs, it has a faster recovery. This means that Alex can still counter his opponent with Air Knee Smash if they jump to avoid his grabs, giving him time to attack. By mixing Alex's normal throws with his command grabs, it puts the opponent in a difficult situation where they have to guess what he is going to do next, especially when he has positional and frame advantage.



  • This move is based on a professional wrestling move called the Backhand Chop. In wrestling, the crowd commonly responds with a "Woooo!" noise in honor of WWE's Ric Flair, who popularized the move.
    • Due to the move's name, it could also be seen as a derivative to the Flash Chop, another of Alex's move that was also based off the Backhand Chop.