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The Thunder Kick (紫電かかと落とし Shiden Kakato Otoshi?, Violet-Volt Heel Drop) is one of Ken's unique attacks, first debuting in Street Fighter III.

All appearances Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-HKick.png (Hold to feint)



Executed by holding forward pressing Heavy Kick, Ken slightly rushes forward and performs an overhead axe kick with his leading leg that's visually similar to Inazuma Kick. However, this move can be feinted.


This move is one of Ken's overhead attacks, which means the opponent must stand to block it. The main purpose of this move is playing mind games with the opponent. If the player catches the opponent crouch blocking, they can use the move to surprise the opponent and follow up with a damaging combo. On the other hand, Ken can use the forward dash of the move to confuse the opponent, mixing with the feint version to even allow for either a frame trap or tick throw.



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