"Ready! What an ugly rose. (行くぞ! 醜い薔薇だ… Ikuzo! Minikui barada...?)"
Vega

The Splendid Claw (スプレンヂィッドクロー Supurendiddo Kuroo?) is Vega's second Ultra Combo in Super Street Fighter IV. Splendid Claw also appears as a Cross Art in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Input
All appearances Charge down-backwardForwardBackward then forward + All 3 kick buttons
Damage
Vega 450

Description[edit | edit source]

The "floral ending" of Vega's Splendid Claw.

Executed by charging down-backward then pressing forward, backward, forward and all three kick buttons, Vega throws an elegant pose with his claw above his head and performs a slide kick towards his opponent. If it lands, he follows up with a Scarlet Terror, while yelling hysterically, which sends them sky high. Just as they are about to land, Vega fiercely strikes them in the back with his claw in a horizontal arc motion; at the same time, broken petals of roses are scattered all over the place. He then mocks the opponent as they fall.

The move appears as a Cross Art in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

Street Fighter X Tekken ender

This move does significantly less damage than his first Ultra Combo, but is also much easier to execute, and it is meant to catch opponents off guard from below, as opposed to his usual aerial approach. The final hit will be significantly less powerful if Vega is not using his claw.

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Video[edit | edit source]

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Super Street Fighter 4 - Vega Ultra 2 Splendid Claw

Splendid Claw (Japanese voices).

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