Niou Riki is one of Oro's special attacks, introduced in the Street Fighter III series.

As a Special AttackEdit

Arcade Stick HCB+Arcade Button Punch

Niou Riki (仁王力, "Benevolent King's Strength")[1] is one of Oro's special attacks. Executed by performing a half-circle backward motion and pressing punch, the attack simply sees Oro grab his opponent with his unbound hand and slam them into ground three times. As with most command grabs, if Oro fails to grab the opponent, he will be off-balance for a moment. The grab can be blocked but cannot be parried. There is no EX version.



As hard as Niou Riki is to pull off, the attack is best when poking at vulnerable frames, especially after parrying an opponent's attack. While it does not see much damage as compared with other command throws, it is very useful in building up stun.


The name of the attack is a Japanese metaphorical epithet for superhuman/Herculean strength. Nio are described as the two muscular, wrath filled, but benevolent guardian deities whose motifs decorate temples and establishments of importance as symbols of protection and a warning to malefic influences. They originate from Buddhist lore as the two devout guardians of the Buddha who protected him in his pilgrimages and followed his teachings, their great strength used in their travels with him, with their legend passed on through their visages and name associated in reference to their power.



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