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CVS Akuma.jpg

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Akuma has always been the quintessential "secret character" of many Capcom fighting games. Known as Gouki in Japan, he is the brother of Ken and Ryu's master, Gouken. Gouki and Gouken learned their lethal martial arts techniques from a master known only as Goutetsu. While Gouken proceeded to teach his form of martial arts to students with the assassination techniques removed, Gouki steeped himself further in the art form, sacrificing his own humanity to achieve killing perfection. Shortly after Ken and Ryu parted ways with their sensei, Gouki attacked his brother to prove how foolish Gouken had been. When the battle was over, Gouken was dead. While Ken became determined to track Gouki down and extract revenge for the murder of Ken's master, Ryu has walked a fine line between becoming the greatest martial artist, and plunging into the darkness that consumed Gouki.

Akuma appears, once again, as a very secret fighter in the original Capcom vs. SNK. Akuma will only challenge those fighters who he deems worthy of battle. Players are required to amass a significant number of Groove Points by the end of the game in order to prove their worthiness. He returns in Capcom vs. SNK 2 as a regular competitor, but it is his true form, Shin Akuma, that remains hidden for players to unlock and do battle against.

Pro version changes[edit]

  • Akuma can combo into a Shakunetsu Hadouken from a crouching Arcade-Button-HPunch.png.
  • Akuma an cancel his forward jump Arcade-Button-HPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HKick.png in mid air into his level 3 Tenma Gou Zankuu.
  • He loses the Zugai Hasatsu hop kick. Consequently, it is much easier to execute Shun Goku Satsu.
  • Timing on the Messatsu Gou Shouryuu juggle has changed. You must hit your opponent while they are very high in the air for the juggle to connect. It only juggles as a level 2 or 3 (move can still be juggled after low hitting knockdowns, such as after a crouching HK).


Capcom vs. SNK & Capcom vs. SNK Pro[edit]

Portrait CVS Akuma.png
Name Input
Tenma Kuujin Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Zugai Hasatsu Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Gou Hadouken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zankuu Hadouken Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shakunetsu Hadouken Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Gou Shoryuken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tatsumaki Zankuukyaku Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ashura Senkuu Forward Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Ashura Senkuu Backward Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Messatsu Gou Hadou Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Messatsu Gou Shouryuu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-DDf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tenma Gou Zankuu Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shun Goku Satsu Arcade-Modifier-Max.pngArcade-Button-LPunch.pngArcade-Button-LPunch.png Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-LKick.pngArcade-Button-HPunch.png

Capcom vs. SNK 2[edit]

Portrait CVS2 Akuma.png
Name Input
Seoi Nage Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png , close
Tomoe Nage Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-HKick.png , close
Zugai Hasatsu Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Tenma Kuujin Kyaku Arcade-Stick-UR.png, at apex Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Gou Hadouken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zankuu Hadouken Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shakunetsu Hadouken Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Gou Shoryuken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tatsumaki Zankuukyaku Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hyakki Shuu Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Hyakki Gou Zan do nothing and land
__Hyakki Gou Shou Arcade-Button-Punch.png during Hyakki Shuu
__Hyakki Gou Sen Arcade-Button-Kick.png during Hyakku Shuu
__Hyakki Gou Sai Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png , close, during Hyakki Shuu
__Hyakki Gou Tsui Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png , close, during Hyakki Shuu
Ashura Senkuu Arcade-Stick-RDp.png or Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Messatsu Gou Hadou Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Messatsu Gou Shouryuu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tenma Gou Zankuu Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shun Goku Satsu Arcade-Modifier-Max.png Arcade-Button-LPunch.png Arcade-Button-LPunch.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Button-LKick.png Arcade-Button-HPunch.png