O. Vega (ST)

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Old Vega's portrait in Super Turbo

Introduction

Picking Old Vega

To select O.Vega, choose Vega and then press ← → → ← Jab/Fierce, pressing Short simultaneously with the punch button for the alternate color.

Normal Secondary
Vega-old1.gif Vega-old2.gif

--Born2SPD

New & Old Versions Comparison

To select O.Vega, choose Vega and then press ← → → ← Jab/Fierce, pressing Short simultaneously with the punch button for the alternate color.

Here is the list of differences:

  • Obvious stuff: O.Vega can not tech throws, does not have the Scarlet Terror special move and Super;
  • O.Vega cannot pick his claw back up once it has been knocked off;
  • O.Vega has some differences in some of his normals:
    • Close Standing Strong can be special canceled;
    • Close Standing Forward can be special canceled;
    • Far Standing Forward can be special canceled;
  • O.Vega's Flying Barcelona Attack have a buggy input detection: the kick button is ignored while on prejump frames;
  • O.Vega's Flying Barcelona Attack have a "suck-in" property on hit: the opponent always falls in the direction of the wall O.Vega dived from;

O.Vega is not worthy, mainly because the loss of Scarlet Terror, which is Vega's dedicated anti air/counter move and the only proper reversal. His new cancels aren't that great, and his suck in Wall Dive isn't really beneficial because you normally don't want opponents to be pushed towards you, especially in the corner. Also, the opponent's body is still turned the correct way so you can't create any confusion on what side you hit. The only minor interesting bit to this glitch is that since the opponent's body sucks in towards you, you can force him to lose charge by sliding underneath but it's so obvious and inefficient that it can hardly be counted as a benefit.

Moves Analysis

Disclaimer: To better understand the diagrams, read this.
Losing the claw makes all punch attacks (including specials) to do less damage. Also, ground punch normals and some specials will have worse priority.

Normal Moves

Ground Normals

  • Close/Far Standing Jab:
Normal Clawless OVega stcljab1 stfarjab1 stclstrng1 stclfrc1 stclshrt1 stfarrh1&9.png OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png Normal Clawless OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png
Damage 4[1] OVega stcljab3 stfarjab3 stclstrng3.png OVega stcljab3 stfarjab3 stclstrng3 noclaw.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 2 2 4 5
Simplified 1 + 4 4 5

Very short range, misses crouching opponents. Sometimes useful as quick anti-air against late crossups.

  • Crouching Jab:
Normal Clawless OVega crjab1&7 crstrng1&7 crfrc1&7.png OVega crjab2&6 crstrng2&6 crfrc2&6.png OVega crjab3&5 crstrng3&5 crfrc3&5.png Normal Clawless
Damage 4[1] OVega crjab4.png OVega crjab4 noclaw.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 1 1 1 4
Simplified 1 + 3 4
OVega crjab3&5 crstrng3&5 crfrc3&5.png OVega crjab2&6 crstrng2&6 crfrc2&6.png OVega crjab1&7 crstrng1&7 crfrc1&7.png OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png
Frame Count 1 1 2 1
Simplified 5

Very quick and long range. These do not combo, but the window to counter is very narrow. This move goes past the opponent and whiffs at point blank range.

  • Close Standing Strong: (Base max activation range: 49)
Normal Clawless OVega stcljab1 stfarjab1 stclstrng1 stclfrc1 stclshrt1 stfarrh1&9.png OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png Normal Clawless OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png
Damage 20[1] 18[1] OVega stcljab3 stfarjab3 stclstrng3.png OVega stcljab3 stfarjab3 stclstrng3 noclaw.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes*
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 2 3 4 9
Simplified 1 + 5 4 9

A high claw that misses crouching characters. Unlike a normal Strong, you can combo after it. Note that only O.Vega can special cancel this move.

  • Far Standing Strong:
Normal Clawless OVega stfarstrng1&5 stfarshrt2&4.png OVega stfarstrng2.png Normal Clawless OVega stfarstrng4.png OVega stfarstrng1&5 stfarshrt2&4.png
Damage 20[1] 18[1] OVega stfarstrng3.png OVega stfarstrng3 noclaw.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +2
Frame Count 3 4 6 5 5
Simplified 1 + 7 6 10

Lunges forward with good range. Hitbox has a little more height than Far Standing Fierce, but less horizontal reach.

  • Crouching Strong:
Normal Clawless OVega crjab1&7 crstrng1&7 crfrc1&7.png OVega crjab2&6 crstrng2&6 crfrc2&6.png OVega crjab3&5 crstrng3&5 crfrc3&5.png Normal Clawless
Damage 18[1] 16[1] OVega crstrng4.png OVega crstrng4 noclaw.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 1 1 1 4
Simplified 1 + 3 4
OVega crjab3&5 crstrng3&5 crfrc3&5.png OVega crjab2&6 crstrng2&6 crfrc2&6.png OVega crjab1&7 crstrng1&7 crfrc1&7.png OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png
Frame Count 3 3 3 1
Simplified 10

Like the Crouching Jab, but slightly slower, with a bit more range & more damaging. Also misses at point blank range.

  • Close Standing Fierce: (Base max activation range: 53)
Normal Clawless OVega stcljab1 stfarjab1 stclstrng1 stclfrc1 stclshrt1 stfarrh1&9.png OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png OVega stclfrc3.png Normal Clawless OVega stclfrc5.png OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png
Damage 26[1] 24[1] OVega stclfrc4.png OVega stclfrc4 noclaw.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +6
Frame Count 2 2 2 6 5 5
Simplified 1 + 6 6 10

Somewhat like Close Standing Strong. Not really useful.

  • Far Standing Fierce:
Normal Clawless OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png OVega stfarfrc2.png OVega stfarfrc3.png Normal Clawless OVega stfarfrc5.png OVega stfarfrc6.png
Damage 26[1] 24[1] OVega stfarfrc4.png OVega stfarfrc4 noclaw.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +0 / +3
Frame Count 4 4 3 6 6 7
Simplified 1 + 8 9 13

This is Vega's longest range move, and does good damage. It has a lot of startup time and stays out a long time. You can press it early from 1/2 screen and catch people walking in or trying to fireball.

  • Crouching Fierce:
Normal Clawless OVega crjab1&7 crstrng1&7 crfrc1&7.png OVega crjab2&6 crstrng2&6 crfrc2&6.png OVega crjab3&5 crstrng3&5 crfrc3&5.png Normal Clawless
Damage 26[1] 20[1] OVega crfrc4.png OVega crfrc4 noclaw.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +1
Frame Count 4 2 2 8
Simplified 1 + 8 8
OVega crjab3&5 crstrng3&5 crfrc3&5.png OVega crjab2&6 crstrng2&6 crfrc2&6.png OVega crjab1&7 crstrng1&7 crfrc1&7.png OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png
Frame Count 4 4 4 1
Simplified 13

A crouching upwards-angled claw. This is decent anti-air against people with low jumps like Zangief or Balrog, and you keep your charges too. After a blockstring, you can throw this out and catch the opponent jumping on the way up.

  • Close Standing Short: (Base max activation range: 41)
Normal Clawless OVega stcljab1 stfarjab1 stclstrng1 stclfrc1 stclshrt1 stfarrh1&9.png OVega stclshrt2.png OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png
Stun 4[1]
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 4 4 5
Simplified 1 + 4 4 5

A quick knee. Different animation than Far Short, but works the same.

  • Far Standing Short:
Normal Clawless OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png OVega stfarstrng1&5 stfarshrt2&4.png OVega stfarshrt3.png OVega stfarstrng1&5 stfarshrt2&4.png OVega stfarshrt5.png OVega stfarshrt6.png
Stun 4[1]
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 2 2 4 3 1 1
Simplified 1 + 4 4 5

A very quick knee attack with good priority. Useful for tick throwing. This attack goes over a lot of low shorts and low medium kicks, making it very useful in footsie games.

  • Crouching Short:
Normal Clawless OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png OVega crshrt2 crfrwrd2 crrh2.png OVega crshrt3 crfrwrd3 crrh3.png OVega crshrt4 crfrwrd4.png OVega crshrt5.png OVega crshrt6 crfrwrd6 crrh5.png OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png
Stun 12[1]
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 4 4 5

OK to push away someone that's too close.

  • Close Standing Forward: (Base max activation range: 49)
Normal Clawless OVega stclfrwrd1&3.png OVega stclfrwrd2.png OVega stclfrwrd1&3.png
Damage 20[1] 18[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes*
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 5 6 9
Simplified 1 + 5 6 9

Vega does a different kick than Far Forward, but it works the same. Note that only O.Vega can special cancel this move.

  • Far Standing Forward:
Normal Clawless OVega stfarfrwrd1&5 stclrh1&5 stfarrh3&7.png OVega stfarfrwrd2&4 stclrh2&4.png OVega stfarfrwrd3 stclrh3.png OVega stfarfrwrd2&4 stclrh2&4.png OVega stfarfrwrd1&5 stclrh1&5 stfarrh3&7.png
Damage 20[1] 18[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes*
Frame Advantage +2
Frame Count 2 3 6 5 5
Simplified 1 + 5 6 10

A straight kick with decent range. This beats some attacks that stuff your low claws, like Balrog's Crouching Forward. Note that only O.Vega can special cancel this move.

  • Crouching Forward:
Normal Clawless OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png OVega crshrt2 crfrwrd2 crrh2.png OVega crshrt3 crfrwrd3 crrh3.png OVega crshrt4 crfrwrd4.png OVega crfrwrd5.png OVega crshrt6 crfrwrd6 crrh5.png OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png
Stun 16[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +7
Frame Count 1 1 1 1 4 6 1
Simplified 1 + 4 4 7

A very useful low kick. You can always link another Crouching Forward or a Crouching Strong after this to keep opponents at your preferred distance. You can whiff these on purpose if they like to Psychic DP your claw pokes.

  • Close Standing Roundhouse: (Base max activation range: 33)
Normal Clawless OVega stfarfrwrd1&5 stclrh1&5 stfarrh3&7.png OVega stfarfrwrd2&4 stclrh2&4.png OVega stfarfrwrd3 stclrh3.png OVega stfarfrwrd2&4 stclrh2&4.png OVega stfarfrwrd1&5 stclrh1&5 stfarrh3&7.png
Stun 24[1] 22[1]
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +6
Frame Count 3 3 6 5 5
Simplified 1 + 6 6 10

Animates the same as a normal Far Forward. Leaves Vega at frame advantage.

  • Far Standing Roundhouse:
Normal Clawless OVega stcljab1 stfarjab1 stclstrng1 stclfrc1 stclshrt1 stfarrh1&9.png OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png OVega stfarfrwrd1&5 stclrh1&5 stfarrh3&7.png OVega stfarrh4&6.png OVega stfarrh5.png OVega stfarrh4&6.png OVega stfarfrwrd1&5 stclrh1&5 stfarrh3&7.png OVega stcljab2&4 stfarjab2&4 stclstrng2&4 stclfrc2&6 stfarfrc1 stclshrt3 stfarshrt1 stfarrh2&8.png OVega stcljab1 stfarjab1 stclstrng1 stclfrc1 stclshrt1 stfarrh1&9.png
Stun 24[1] 18[1]
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage -3
Frame Count 2 2 2 2 8 4 4 4 5
Simplified 1 + 8 8 17

High anti-air kick with great range. Hits many air moves including T.Hawk's dive, Honda's butt slam, and Fei's chicken wing. It can beat a lot of different aerial moves but it has a fairly slow startup so you need to press it early.

  • Crouching Roundhouse:
Normal Clawless OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png OVega crshrt2 crfrwrd2 crrh2.png OVega crshrt3 crfrwrd3 crrh3.png OVega crrh4.png OVega crshrt6 crfrwrd6 crrh5.png OVega crjab8 crstrng8 crfrc8 crshrt1&7 crfrwrd1&7 crrh1&6.png
Stun 20[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 130
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage -9
Frame Count 3 2 2 17 13 1
Simplified 1 + 7 17 14

A Slide. This can be punished up close, but is safe at long distance. Often trades hits with fireballs.

Aerial Normals

  • Neutral Jumping Jab:
Normal Clawless OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njjab2 njstrng2.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png
Damage 4[1]
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40


Frame Count 1 30 3
Simplified 1 30

High claw attack with excellent startup.

  • Diagonal Jumping Jab:
Normal Clawless OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega djjab3 djstrng3.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 4[1]
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40


Frame Count 1 4 10 5 4
Simplified 5 10

High claw attack. Not useful because it's totally outprioritized by neutral Jumping Strong.

  • Neutral Jumping Strong:
Normal Clawless OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njjab2 njstrng2.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 20[1] 18[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)


Frame Count 3 14 4 4
Simplified 3 14

Same animation as J.Jab. This has some use in air-to-air vs. high jumpers like Chun Li or M.Bison.

  • Diagonal Jumping Strong:
Normal Clawless OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega djjab3 djstrng3.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 20[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)


Frame Count 1 4 10 5 4
Simplified 5 10

Same animation as Diagonal Jumping Jab but with better damage potential. This move has the longest horizontal range of all Vega's jumping moves. When you're jumping shoto/sagat fireballs from long range, you can use this to catch the tip of their extended arms.

  • Neutral Jumping Fierce:
Normal Clawless OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njfrc3.png OVega njjab1&3 djjab2&4 njstrng1&3 djstrng2&4 njfrc2&4.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 26[1] 24[1]
Stun 11~17(-1)
Stun Timer 60(+20)


Frame Count 1 4 10 5 4
Simplified 5 10

Vega's aerial move with better horizontal priority. Can beat a lot ait-to-air by anticipation.

  • Diagonal Jumping Fierce:
Normal Clawless OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega djfrc2&4.png OVega djfrc3.png OVega djfrc2&4.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 26[1]
Stun 3~9
Stun Timer 40


Frame Count 2 4 10 5 4 3
Simplified 6 10

Good combo opener, very good priority and hits low to the ground, making it excellent for safe jumps.

  • Neutral Jumping Short:
Normal Clawless OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njshrt3.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 4[1]
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40


Frame Count 1 1 20 2 2
Simplified 2 20

A worse version of Neutral Jumping Forward but with more attacking frames. Avoid this move.

  • Diagonal Jumping Short:
Normal Clawless OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega djshrt3.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 12[1]
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40


Frame Count 1 1 20 2 2
Simplified 2 20

Low range, low damage, not very useful.

  • Neutral Jumping Forward:
Normal Clawless OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njfrwrd3.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 18[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)


Frame Count 1 1 10 2 2
Simplified 2 10

Counters a lot of special moves like Honda's Torpedo or Blanka's Horizontal Ball.

  • Diagonal Jumping Forward:
Normal Clawless OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega djfrwrd3.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 16[1]
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)


Frame Count 1 2 10 2 2
Simplified 3 10

It's not a bad move, it has a decent priority, but since Fierce is straight better then use that instead.

  • Neutral Jumping Roundhouse:
Normal Clawless OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njrh2&4 djrh2&4.png OVega njrh3.png OVega njrh2&4 djrh2&4.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 26[1]
Stun 11~17(-1)
Stun Timer 60(+20)


Frame Count 1 4 10 5 3 2
Simplified 5 10

Like the Diagonal Jumping Roundhouse but with bigger hitbox.

  • Diagonal Jumping Roundhouse:
Normal Clawless OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njrh2&4 djrh2&4.png OVega djrh3.png OVega njrh2&4 djrh2&4.png OVega djjab1 djstrng1 njfrc1 djfrc1&5 njshrt2&4 djshrt2&4 njfrwrd2&4 djfrwrd2&4 njrh1&5 djrh1&5.png OVega njjab4 djjab5 njstrng4 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc6 njshrt1&5 djshrt1&5 njfrwrd1&5 djfrwrd1&5 njrh6 djrh6.png OVega djjab6 njstrng5 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc7 njshrt6 djshrt6 njfrwrd6 djfrwrd6 njrh7 djrh7.png
Damage 26[1]
Stun 3~9
Stun Timer 40


Frame Count 1 4 12 4 3 2
Simplified 5 12

Best jumping attack with decent range. Vega can sometimes cross up with this but it's extremely difficult.

Throws

Vega can throw using Strong and Fierce. He can air throw that way as well. The direction of the joystick determines the direction the enemy gets thrown at. All his ground throws have the same range and do 32 points of damage (plus two more if behind in rounds).

  • Rainbow Suplex: (←/→ + Strong/Fierce)
Damage 32 OVega throw.png
Stun 7~13
Stun Timer 100
Range (from axis) 48
(from throwable box) 20


  • Stardust Drop: (Vega and opponent in air, ↖/↙/←/→/↘/↗ + Strong/Fierce)
Damage 32 OVega airthrow.png
Stun 7~13
Stun Timer 100
Range (from axis) 62
(from throwable box) 34

Special Moves

  • Back Slash a.k.a. Punch Back Flip: (Jab + Strong + Fierce)

Detailed Input: (Can be done crouching, all buttons must be pressed on the same frame, negative edge not possible)

OVega pbf1 kbf1.png OVega pbf2 kbf2.png OVega pbf3 kbf3.png OVega pbf4.png OVega pbf5.png OVega pbf6 kbf4.png OVega pbf7 kbf5.png OVega pbf8 kbf6.png
Frame Count 1 7 8 19 3 8 8 9
Simplified 54 9

The punch version is a double flip which lasts longer. It is completely invincible, but have a brief vulnerable period at the end. It is handy for getting out of tick situations, but if you over-use it, the opponent will catch on and sweep you as it's ending.

  • Short Back Slash a.k.a. Kick Back Flip: (Short + Forward + Roundhouse)

Detailed Input: (Can be done crouching, all buttons must be pressed on the same frame, negative edge not possible)

OVega pbf1 kbf1.png OVega pbf2 kbf2.png OVega pbf3 kbf3.png OVega pbf6 kbf4.png OVega pbf7 kbf5.png OVega pbf8 kbf6.png
Frame Count 1 8 8 8 5 9
Simplified 30 9

The kick version is great at the last second as your opponent is rising; you can bait them into missing a reversal or throw attempt.

  • Rolling Crystal Flash: (Charge ←, →, P)

Detailed Input: (Charge ← for at least 71f, [0~7f] → [0~10/9/7f] Jab/Strong/Fierce. It is needed to wait at least 1 frame after leaving the charge direction to enter with the P button)

  • Startup:
OVega rcf1.png OVega rcf2jab 2&7strng 2&7&12frc.png
Frame Count 5 5
Simplified 10
  • Active part 1:
    • Jab Version: This does not occur.
    • Strong Version: This happens only once.
    • Fierce Version: This happens twice.
Damage 4[1] OVega rcf3jab 3&8strng 3&8&13frc.png OVega rcf4jab 4&9strng 4&9&14frc.png OVega rcf5jab 5&10strng 5&10&15frc.png OVega rcf6jab 6&11strng 6&11&16frc.png OVega rcf2jab 2&7strng 2&7&12frc.png
Stun 0~6
Stun Timer 30


Frame Count 4 3 3 1 2
Simplified 4 6 1 2
  • Active part 2 + Recovery:
Damage 4[1] OVega rcf3jab 3&8strng 3&8&13frc.png OVega rcf4jab 4&9strng 4&9&14frc.png OVega rcf5jab 5&10strng 5&10&15frc.png OVega rcf6jab 6&11strng 6&11&16frc.png OVega rcf7&11jab 12&16strng 17&21frc.png OVega rcf8&10jab 13&15strng 18&20frc.png
Stun 0~6
Stun Timer 30


Frame Count 4 3 3 3 2 2
Simplified 4 6 3 4
Jab Strong Fierce Normal Clawless OVega rcf8&10jab 13&15strng 18&20frc.png OVega rcf7&11jab 12&16strng 17&21frc.png
Normal Clawless Normal Clawless Normal Clawless OVega rcf9jab 14strng 19frc.png OVega rcf9jab 14strng 19frc noclaw.png
Damage 32[9] 22[1] 32[3] 22[1] 34[3] 24[1]
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Frame Advantage +9(+8)
Frame Count 8 4 1
Simplified 8 5

Fierce roll is 4 hits of chip damage and good for finishing off a low-life opponent (note pun). Fierce & Strong rolls are not reliable and will often not combo all the hits even at close range. Jab roll should be your only one used, and is nice at pressuring from long range. All rolls can be followed up with C.Jab or C.Strong which will combo.

Rolls have curious priority that is not common knowledge. When done from close, priority is bad and rolls can be easily countered with most normals & special moves. However, when done from maximum range so that just the tip of the extended claw hits, the priority is excellent and will stuff nearly anything, including a wakeup Dragon Punch. It's very important to learn the range and timing so you can Jab Roll a knocked down opponent and have your claw extended as his wake-up invincibility ends.

  • Wall Dive: (Charge ↓, ↑, K)

Detailed Input: (Charge ↓ for at least 61f, [0~7f] ↑ [0~11/9/7/3f] Short/Forward/Roundhouse/any K if you are at a jumpable state. It is needed to wait at least 1 frame after leaving the charge direction to enter with the K button)
NOTE: O.Vega's Flying Barcelona Attack have a buggy input detection: the kick button is ignored while on prejump frames. To avoid this bug you can kara-cancel the kick button, by activating the dive on the kick button's release or by pianoing all kick buttons.

OVega dive1.png OVega dive2.png OVega dive3.png OVega dive4.png OVega dive5.png OVega kdive.png
Frame Count 1 2 1 6+ 5 40
Simplified 10+ 5 40
  • Flying Barcelona Attack: (P, while diving from Wall Dive)
Jab Strong Fierce OVega kdive fba1&3.png Normal Clawless OVega kdive fba1&3.png OVega kdive fba4.png
Normal Clawless Normal Clawless Normal Clawless OVega kdive fba2.png OVega kdive fba2 noclaw.png
Damage 28[3] 22[1] 30[3] 24[1] 32[3] 26[1]
Stun 9~15
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter 8
Frame Count 3 6 3
Simplified 3 6
  • Izuna Drop: (↖/↙/←/→/↘/↗ + P, while diving from Wall Dive)
Damage 34 OVega kdive id.png
Stun 7~13
Stun Timer 100
Range (from axis) 53
(from throwable box) 25
  • Landing frames:
OVega kdivelands1.png OVega kdivelands2.png OVega kdivelands3.png OVega kdivelands4.png
Frame Count 2 2 9 6
Simplified 13 6

By pressing ↖ or ↗, you control which wall Vega will jump to. With ↑ Vega will always go to the nearest wall. Once airbourne, you have control over your speed by holding ← or →. Vega is slow when jumping towards the wall, then faster when he flies off it. You can minimize the delay by being at maximum range from your opponent and touching a side of the screen.
This move is useless against some characters, and dominates others. Every character has basic standing & jumping normals that will counter the wall dive, so use it on wakeup, against fireballs, to run away when you're leading in health, and to bait counter-attacks.

Ryu - at full screen, you can Wall Dive in anticipation, and safely hold back if he does nothing, or catch him with the throw if he does a fireball.
Ken - Ken's Fierce DP will hit you even if you're holding back, so limit to ambiguous crossups.
Honda - if he's being a defensive turtle, you can crossup dive to cancel his headbutt charge, then come in from straight above to avoid the butt slam.
Chun - J.Short easily stuffs dives from any range. Get her with fakes or on wake-up only.
Blanka - Vertical Ball destroys the dive in every possible situation.
Zangief - His 3P Lariat beats most attacks, but you can hit his head cleanly with the tip of your claw while flying over him.
Guile - Flash kick still hits you even when he's facing the wrong direction, so use fakes from max range and Slide him if he falls for it.
Dhalsim - His normals hit you out of dives easily, but he has no wakeup options besides teleporting away.
Fei Long - Like Guile, limit yourself to fakes to bait a Flame Kick.
Cammy - Roundhouse Cannon Spike will get you from very long range, but if you cross up and attack from on top, you can make it miss.
T. Hawk - Same as Cammy - angle your dive high and fast to get behind his long range Rising Hawk.
Dee Jay - His Triple Kick is weak if you're right on top of him, so try to get him in a corner then go off that corner wall, to fall right on his head.
Balrog - Headbutts and C.Fierce beat dives every time, and fakes are easy for him to dash punch. Use very sparingly.
Vega - Vega can Flipkick a dive, or 3K backflip through one if he's crossed up or on wakeup. As long as you crossup, it's pretty safe to use.
Sagat - High fireballs tend to hit you if you're trying to ↗ cross him up. Stay on the ground against him.
Bison - He has no reversal and his air moves lose if you do the claw high and early. Dive on him all day long.

  • Sky High Claw: (Charge ↓, ↑, P)

Detailed Input: (Charge ↓ for at least 61f, [0~7f] ↑ [0~11/9/7/3f] Jab/Strong/Fierce/any P if you are at a jumpable state. It is needed to wait at least 1 frame after leaving the charge direction to enter with the K button)

Normal Clawless OVega dive1.png OVega dive2.png OVega dive3.png OVega dive4.png OVega dive5.png OVega pdive1.png
Damage 16[2] 16[1]
Stun 0~6
Stun Timer 30


Frame Count 1 2 1 6+ 5 33-
Simplified 10+ 5 33-
  • Claw attack: (P, while diving from Sky High Claw. The strength of the attack is determined by the P button you activated the Dive, not the one you're using to attack)
Jab Strong Fierce OVega pdivealt1.png OVega pdivealt2.png
Normal Clawless Normal Clawless Normal Clawless
Damage 28[3] 28[1] 30[3] 30[1] 32[3] 32[1]
Stun 0~6
Stun Timer 30
Frame Count (Jab) 20 13-
Frame Count (Strong) 16 17-
Frame Count (Fierce) 12 21-
  • Knockback/Vega dives full screen, crosses the opponent, but does not touches the end of screen, lands:
OVega pdivebounce1.png OVega pdivebounce2.png OVega pdivebounce3.png OVega pdivebounce4.png OVega pdivebounce5.png OVega pdivebounce6.png OVega pdivebounce7.png
Frame Count 5 4 3 4 5 23+/0 12
Simplified 44+/6+ 12
  • Vega dives full screen, touches the end of screen and then lands:
OVega pdive2.png OVega pdive3.png
Frame Count (Jab) 20 12
Frame Count (Strong) 13 12
Frame Count (Fierce) 8 12

By pressing ↖ or ↗, you control which wall Vega will jump to. With ↑ Vega will always go to the nearest wall.

Vega goes off the wall and shoots directly at the opponent with a claw. You do not have any control once in the air. Doing this with Jab will make him fly higher- this will hit jumpers, but completely miss someone on the ground. This move has a small chance of catching someone by surprise, but leaves you vulnerable if blocked. The best use of this move is against people who jump up to counter your Wall Dive, like Chun Li or M.Bison often do.

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