The Lynx Tail (リンクステイル Rinkusu Teiru?) is one of Elena's special attacks, introduced along with her in the Street Fighter III series.

All appearances Arcade Stick RS + Arcade Button Kick


Executed by performing a reverse Shoryuken motion? and pressing kick, Elena whips her lower body around
Lynx Tail

Lynx Tail hits Juri in Ultra Street Fighter IV.

herself with flailing low kicks.

The startup speed and amount of hits are determined by the kick button pressed: Light Kick version is the fastest but hits only once; Medium Kick version is slower but hits twice; and Heavy Kick version is the slowest but spins around twice, hitting four times.

The EX Special version introduced in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact works the same as heavy kick version but executes faster and finishes with Elena performing a handstand (she swings her legs into a vertical position) which knocks the opponent away, scoring up to five hits. In Ultra Street Fighter IV, the EX version produces a "whirlwind effect" similar to Ryu's EX Tatsumaki, which causes constant side switches between Elena and her opponent, most probably intending to disorient any blocking attempting.


The move is a good choice on combos or to punish close-range whiffed attacks. Since it hits low, it works well on catching an opponent off-guard by surprise or simply knocking them down rapidly in order to buy time to mount other strategies. But the move itself is quite unsafe and leaves Elena widely vulnerable if evaded or blocked.





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