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No matter how many times we see it, Daigo's full parry video still gives us nerd chills. See, in Street Fighter III: Third Strike, skilled players can "parry" a move instead of blocking it. By moving towards an attack at the exact millisecond that it's about to hit, a fighter will nullify the attack and gain frame advantage, all while avoiding the dreaded chip damage that comes with blocking. No better scenario shows the strength of parrying than Daigo's famous match versus American all-star Justin Wong, where a desperate situation with a sliver of life left turns into an infinitely crowd-pleasing comeback.
Though the Japanese-born Daigo was a Street Fighter champion long before and after this video, watching "The Beast" be unleashed made diehard Daigo fans out of millions of players. Having tried to parry Chun-Li's super attack in the past, trust us when we say that no other ordinary man could pull it off, just when it mattered most, like Umehara-san.