"You ready to start fightin' for real? Jackpot! Upsy... Finish! You're borin' the crap outta me.
(そろそろ本気を出そうか? Jackpot! そーら! Finish! なんかつまんねえなぁ。 Sorosoro honki o dasou ka? Jackpot! Soora! Finish! Nanka tsumannee naa.?)

The Final Destruction (ファイナルディストラクション Fainaru Disutorakushon?) is one of Cody's special attacks, introduced as a Super Combo in Street Fighter Alpha 3, then used as his first Ultra Combo in Super Street Fighter IV and his Super Art in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Appearance Function Input
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Super Combo Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Punch (A-ISM)
Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Punch, Arcade Modifier Tap Arcade Button Punch to attack (X-ISM)
Street Fighter IV series Ultra Combo I Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Punch x3
Street Fighter X Tekken Super Art Arcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Kick x3
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The move's visual execution differs with each appearance. Cody strikes his opponent several times before launching them with a Criminal Upper.

Street Fighter Alpha 3

In A-ISM, Cody slides slightly forward to gut-punch his opponent with his leading fist. Upon connecting, he will then punch them 12 times via first jabbing them twice then turning around before jabbing again in 4 sets of 3, He then lands 5 punches, alternating between right and left, before finishing with a final punch (changed to the Criminal Upper in versions after the arcade release).

This version of the attack is a tribute to a glitch in the original Final Fight known as the "infinite jab combo", where the player strikes the opponent 2-3 times with their neutral combo's initial inputs, then quickly turns around to cancel the animation, then attacks again, repeating to make an infinite frame-locking combo. Even to this day, this type of exploit is possible in many other beat 'em up games that can allow for it.

In X-ISM, he changes to his moveset from Final Fight; the punch buttions initiate the moveset's combos, and midair kick attacks become Crack Kicks. The move also changes his movement scheme to that of Final Fight, i.e. he actually walks left and right, thus leaving him unable to block.

Super Street Fighter IV


A Criminal Upper to finish.

Cody cracks his knuckles, before throwing a spinning hook. If it connects, he continues to deliver a punch, a Stomach Blow, a Jaw Crusher, a spinning fifth punch and finishes by delivering a powerful Criminal Upper that sends the opponent sky high ("You're boring the crap outta me!"). The total hits are 12.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Cody starts the move off with a Ruffian Kick ("Get outta my face!"), similar to Dead End Irony. If the move's first 3 kicks land, he follows with a combo of punches and finishes with a Criminal Upper ("Jackpot!").


In the Street Fighter IV series, the move has armor-breaking properties. Cody can combo into the Ultra Combo by dash canceling a high Ruffian Kick or an EX Zonk Knuckle if he successfully manages to land either move. He can also use this Ultra as an anti-air if timed correctly.


Final Destruction SFA



Super Street Fighter 4 - Cody Ultra 1 Final Destruction

Super Street Fighter 4 - Cody Ultra 1 Final Destruction

Final Destruction in SSFIV (Japanese voices).

Super Street Fighter 4 Cody's Combo

Super Street Fighter 4 Cody's Combo

Video of various combos, include two that lead into Final Destruction in SSFIV (English voices).

Cody Final Destruction SFXT

Cody Final Destruction SFXT

Final Destruction trial in Street Fighter X Tekken.

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