#1 Posted by Mezmero (2356 posts) -

This seems as good a time as any to reflect back on dive kickers in video games. Regrettably any and all characters from the upcoming Divekick game shall be excluded from this discussion but there are still plenty to choose.

My personal favorite would be Seth from King of Fighters 2000/2002. He has four variations of dive kicks including a mid range, a far range, one that goes backwards, and a close range that just Bison stomps straight down. I love pissing my friends off with that straight stomp.

KoF has a lot of great ones like Kim, Choi, Robert, and Benimaru. I could name at least a dozen more off the top of my head from various games but that would spoil the fun of the thread. So who are your favorite dive kickers?

#2 Posted by SuperWristBands (2281 posts) -

Dr. Doom because he can interrupt his foot dive call out with another foot dive call out and another and another and another, etc.

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#3 Posted by casper_ (915 posts) -

rufus has a pretty annoying divekick

#4 Edited by FLStyle (5564 posts) -

Dante and Vergil - UMvC3 / DMC3

Raiden - Metal Gear Rising / PS All-Stars

I'm lobbying for a character in Divekick called Robo-demon, since all three have similar hair and divekicks.

#5 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -

Will Smith.

#6 Edited by cbarnes86 (604 posts) -

Liu Kang (guess that counts, right?)

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#8 Posted by Mezmero (2356 posts) -

Liu Kang (guess that counts, right?)

Typically a dive kick goes down at an angle. Sure you're not thinking of Kung Lao?

#9 Posted by MeganeAgain (125 posts) -
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warui ne

F-Nanaya's my pick as his divekick is pretty damn good. It hits overhead, crosses up well and trades with/beats plenty of moves. Also, aerial counter-hits are huge in Melty, making this move extra good.

#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Yoshimitsu from Tekken. His Kangaroo Kick and Shark Attack Blow combo both literally feature kicks set up by a dive.

#11 Posted by StarvingGamer (9089 posts) -

Marvel vs. Capcom 1 Wolverine, that fucker's divekick was completely vertical and could be cancelled into a full combo and was totally safe on block.

#12 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Makoto has a pretty awesome divekick in Street Fighter III.

*Leaps 30 feet in the air*
*Divekicks like a boss*

#13 Posted by Hunter5024 (6366 posts) -

Raven from Tekken, because he's the only one I can think of.

#14 Posted by Nottle (1931 posts) -

Captain Falcon? JYESSSH!

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#16 Posted by jakob187 (22345 posts) -

Cammy because dat ass.

#17 Posted by FLStyle (5564 posts) -

I can confirm that Batman has a divekick in Injustice.

#18 Edited by DocHaus (1644 posts) -

@meganeagain: I'm just surprised to find a Melty Blood player in here.