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"You won't hear the full ten-count! Why don't you go to hell?! (十カウントは決めるぜ!あとのいちだ! Ju kaunto wa kimeru ze! Atono ichi da!?)"
—Balrog

Gigaton Blow (ギガトンブロー Gigaton Burō?) is one of Balrog's Super Combos in Street Fighter Alpha 3, exclusive to his A-ISM Super Combo Gauge, and only usable when it is filled to the maximum. In Street Fighter V, the Gigaton Blow is his Critical Art.

It is likely based off the Gigaton Punch that he used to kill Dhalsim's elephant with during the events of Street Fighter Alpha 3.

Input
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Modifier (Max)Arcade Stick CBArcade Stick RightArcade Stick LR+Arcade Button Kick
Street Fighter V Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF+Arcade Button Punch

DescriptionEdit

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Executed by charging backward then pressing forward, backward, forward and kick when having a full Super Combo gauge Balrog performs his Turn Punch spin animation twice (freezing time to charge as with other Super Combos) and then immediately releases a multiple-hitting Turn Punch that will launch the foe forward upon the last hit, leaving them spiraling for a few seconds before they fall. The combo has a maximum of nine hits.

The move returns in Ultra Street Fighter IV's Omega Mode. This time it is executed by performing an EX Dash Straight and pressing all three punches when it lands. It requires three Super Combo bars (four if counting the EX Dash Straight that proceeds it).

The move appears once again in Street Fighter V. Executed by performing two quarter-circle forward motions and pressing punch, Balrog holding his punching arm as it pumps up. He then winds up and delivers a powerful straight punch that launches the target upwards as Balrog dashes underneath them.

TacticsEdit

If the foe is not trapped at the start and is knocked down early (via aerial fall), this could give them an opportunity to make an air recovery and counterattack. In addition, the end lag also leaves Balrog open if the foe blocks, though this will affect the Stun Gauge heavily, and may break their guard.

in Street Fighter V, this move serves as Balrog's Critical Art. Like most Critical Arts, this move is used to end combos to deal large amounts of damage to the opponent. The Gigaton Blow can be canceled from Balrog's special moves such as Dash Straight. Not only does this move has a fast startup, but it also makes Balrog immune to projectiles while the attack's active frames. If the opponent is constantly keeping Balrog from a distance with fireballs, he can use this move to go through the projectiles, surprise his opponent and deal massive damage at the same time.

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