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On ‘Street Fighter’, Real-Life Shoryukens and Decapitated Heads

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chris-littlechild - December 10, 2015

There are a couple things you can always count on from fighting games. The first is ridiculous-ass gymnastic feats; most of those special attacks could only be performed in real life by circus contortionists with rubber scrotes. The second is that said special attacks will be accompanied by flashing lights and other epilepsytastic effects going off all over the damn screen.

There's a third, too. The fighters themselves will be able to take all kinds of punishment; beatings that would leave any actual human a shattered, bleeding mess on the kitchen lino. They're briefly KOed, sure, but hop straight back up for the next match. Even after a Mortal Kombat Fatality, the loser can just cram their intestines back in, reattach their spines and be ready for the next match.

In short, as is often the case with games, no-one's assed about realism around these parts. Nuts to that. It can be kinda cool to think about, though. If you've ever wondered what'd happen if you were hit by a real-life Shoryuken, take an ogle at this latest slice of dumbass science from Vsauce.

Spoiler: Street Fighter's iconic ‘rising dragon fist' uppercut would sever your head and send it flying 187 feet into the goddamn air. If you want a little more detail, check out What If You Were Shoryukened below: 

Via Nintendo Life

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