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    CONTENTS:
    
    [A-00]...Guide Description
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      |   [A-10]...Legal
      |   [A-20]...Glossary
      |   [A-30]...Suggestions/Advice
      |   [A-40]...Input Notation
      |   [A-50]...Update History
      |   [A-60]...Challenge Mode
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    [0-00]...Character Dossier
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      |  [0-10]...Special Characteristics
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    [1-00]...Hazama's Game
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      |  [1-10]...Advantages
      |  [1-20]...Disadvantages
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    [2-00]...Basic Moves
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      |  [2-10]...Descriptions
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    [3-00]...Special Moves
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      |  [3-10]...Advanced Uses
      |  [3-20]...21478 Wing Serpent's Fang
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    [4-00]...Ouroboros
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    [5-00]...Distortion Drives
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      |  [5-10]...Serpent's Infernal Rapture
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      |    |  [5-11]...Forward Dash Cancel Serpent's Infernal Rapture
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      |  [5-20]...Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent
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    [6-00]...Combos - Linking Instructions
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      |  [6-10]...Hazama Combo Notation *VERY IMPORTANT!! READ THIS FIRST!*
      |  [6-20]...Ground and Air Combos
      |  [6-30]...Grip Combos
      |  [6-40]...Wall Combos
      |  [6-50]...Expert Hazama
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      |       [6-51]...Expert Ground and Air Combos
      |       [6-52]...Expert Grip Combos
      |       [6-53]...Expert Wall Combos
      |       [6-54]...Repairing Hazama's Combos
      |       [6-60]...Rapid Cancel
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    [7-00]...Astral Heat: Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls
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      |  [7-10]...Input
      |  [7-20]...Masking
      |  [7-30]...Ideal Situations
      |  [7-40]...Astral Combos
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    [OMG]...Oh My God!! Hazama
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        [OMG-1] Tech Traps
        [OMG-2] True Venom Sword Continuation
    
    
    
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    Hello and welcome, I am Alex and this is my second GameFAQs guide. This guide 
    is for people who want to learn to play "Hazama" in AKSYS Games newest addition
    (at time of writing), BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. You'll find your way around 
    this guide using the Find function like other guides. When you search in Find,
    you should type the opening bracket [ as well, I use the numerals as a referral
    device sometimes so if you just search for "9-20" you might find my referral,
    instead of the actual section. So search with "[9-20", not just "9-20".
    
    
    The instructions in this guide assume that all players involved have already 
    gone through the basic moves on their characters and are comfortable inputting
    them.
    
    If I tell you watch out for a certain character's move, it's because I'm
    talking from experience fighting experts, and I expect all enemies to be able
    to pull them off easily.
    
    There is no commandant that says "Thou Shalt Always Obey This Guide." Guides
    are intended to give *GOOD* advice on how to play a character. The choice is
    ultimately up to you, the player. Don't be afraid to try different combinations
    of tactics other than the ones in this guide.
    
    This guide is very comprehensive, if I say I'm going to show you how to get off
    a certain move, I'm going to show you a LOT of ways to do it.
    
    The goal in all my character guides is not to turn you into a competent player
    of that character, it's to turn you into that freak that goes 40-0 in a player
    match that makes people swear in awe when you perfect them and they say things
    like "I didn't know that worked" when you combo them.
    
    !!!!!!! LANGUAGE NOTICE LANGUAGE NOTICE LANGUAGE NOTICE LANGUAGE NOTICE !!!!!!!
    
    This guide may use occasional profanity. It also uses the word "rape" as a term
    regarding certain gameplay mechanics. If this offends you please do not read
    this guide.
    
    
    
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    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web
    site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation
    of copyright.
    
    This guide is in no-way intended to be used for profit or commercial use. This
    guide may in no way be copied onto sites other than GameFAQs, Neoseeker, and
    GameSpot.
    
    This guide is open for suggestion, but all edits and decisions are ultimately
    decided by me, the writer. 
    
    BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Hazama, and all other characters, images,
    backgrounds, and gameplay elements are copyrighted Aksys Games and ARC SYSTEM
    WORKS Co. Ltd.
    
    
    
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    There are a lot of things to talk about in this game, and I'm going to use a
    lot of terms I made up myself, so I've included this Glossary to let you know
    what I mean. If you ever find a word I use and think "Huh?" simply refer here
    to see what I meant. This Glossary also includes common BlazBlue terms.
    
    NOTE: This Glossary is universal to all my character guides for BlazBlue, and
          I highly recommend you review it before moving on as I will not waste
          time explaining them in context. It is sorted into categories and then
          alphabetically.
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                             MOVES, HITS, AND COUNTERS
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      Astral Heat           The ultimate move for each character, Astral Heats
                            will instantly win the game for you if they connect.
                            The catch is that they can only be used when your
                            opponent is below 35% life, you have 100 Heat, you have
                            a Burst Icon available, and you will win the match if
                            you win the current round. Abbreviated as AH.
    
      Cancel Frame          A certain specific interval in a move where it is able
                            to be interrupted, no matter if you hit or miss. Very
                            few moves have this. Jin and Haku-Men both uniquely
                            have this on every one of their C moves, Jin's sheath
                            will sparkle while Haku-Men has no obvious indication.
    
                            Hazama's "Venom Sword" has this attribute and it allows
                            him to utilize his most difficult combo.
    
      Counter               Hitting an enemy while they were trying to hit 
                            you/perform another action, this will make them freeze
                            longer, allowing combos not previously possible.
    
      Distortion Drive      A superior move that generally deals massive damage but
                            also requires Heat. Abbreviated DD or Dist.
    
      ECDS                  Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent  (Hazama specific)
    
      Fatal Counter         A new addition to Continuum Shift, Fatal Counters occur
                            only when you score a counter hit with specific moves
                            with each character. Fatal Counters, or "Fatals",
                            increase the amount of time an opponent is stunned for
                            every hit that comes after it, allowing some truly
                            spectacular combos.
    
      HD1kS                 Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls (Hazama specific)
    
      Heavy Hit             A hit performed by a stronger attack, these freeze the
                            enemy even when they're not counters. Most 5B and 5C
                            moves count as a heavy hit. Notice the difference in 
                            graphic and sound between Light and Heavy.
    
      Masking               This involves using the input of a move as part of the
                            input of an entirely separate move. It is very useful
                            for linking difficult inputs onto rapid moves and is
                            helpful for getting Hazama's difficult AH input off.
    
      Light Hit             A hit performed by a relatively wimpy attack, these 
                            hardly freeze the enemy at all. The easiest example is
                            to simply hit someone with 5A. Observe the graphic.
    
      SIR                   Serpent's Infernal Rapture  (Hazama specific)
    
    
    
                               TECHING AND MOVEMENT
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      Air Locked            Using some moves in midair causes your character to be
                            unable to move, attack, jump, or even sometimes block
                            until they hit the ground again. Unlike Falling though,
                            you are still in "control". If you need an example, use
                            Haku-Men's Drive in midair.
    
      Bind                  Some moves knock an opponent to the ground but do not
                            let them tech for a short period of time. This is a
                            common result of many 3C moves and getting knocked
                            downward out of the air.
    
      Falling               Being in midair yet not able to control your character
                            as a result of being hit. Requires a tech in order to
                            recover. Can be considered the midair equivalent of
                            Stun.
    
      Super Jump            Performed by pushing 2 before a jump. i.e. 27, 28, and
                            29. The super jump jumps far higher than a normal jump
                            and manipulates many combos.
    
    
      Stagger               Some moves stagger an opponent on counters, which makes
                            them go into a vulnerable state that does not
                            automatically dissipate like stun. The victim of a 
                            stagger is required to tech in order to recover or
                            they will crumple to the ground.
    
      Stun                  The result of being hit. This is how long you are
                            unable to act after receiving damage.
    
      Tech                  Pushing A, B, or C while staggered, bound, or falling
                            will make your character recover and return to a
                            battle-ready state. You can tech forwards, neutral,
                            backwards, and a special tech input on the ground lets
                            you simply stand up quickly. This special tech is
                            input as 2tech while on the ground.
    
      Tech Trap             This involves purposely allowing your opponent to tech
                            only to immediately get hit by one of your attacks,
                            usually a anti-air move or a command throw. By allowing
                            a tech to occur all damage scaling gets reset and you 
                            can continue to do maximum damage.
    
                            Tager is the undisputed king of tech traps.
    
    
                               ATTACK PROPERTIES
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      Anti-Air              AA for short, these moves cannot be blocked in midair
                            unless you use a Barrier Block. Some moves cannot be
                            blocked in midair at all.
    
      Bevel Breaker         When an this attack is blocked a guard bevel is lost.
                            Losing all Bevels results in a Guard Crush.
    
      Damage Scaling        As a combo progresses and adds more and more hits,
                            the damage of each hit will be more and more decreased
                            proportionately to how many hits are in the combo and
                            what kind of hits. As a general rule of thumb, the more
                            damage a hit already does, the less scaling it will
                            inflict on following attacks. 5A for example does
                            barely any damage and it reduces the damage of the rest
                            of the moves in the combo by a significant amount.
    
                            For the best Damage Scaling, use super quick light hits
                            for combo starting only and stick to powerful hits
                            afterwards.
    
      Delay                 Pretty self-explanatory, but I'll still spell it out. 
                            Delay is any pausing during a combo, rather than 
                            performing all your moves as soon as possible. Delay is
                            something that must be mastered to use even Hazama's
                            most basic combos.
    
      Evasion               This means that a move has evasive properties against 
                            the indicated direction, it does NOT however, provide 
                            immunity. I abbreviate it with "Eva" usually, such as 
                            "LowEva" or "HighEva"
    
      Follow-Up             I use this to mean that there are multiple options 
                            after a certain move. So if I say 6A, follow-up. That 
                            means there's far too many options to list that you 
                            could do after 6A.
    
      Full Hold             I use this term to indicate that you should hold the 
                            button down for as long as the game lets you.
    
      Hold                  The attack button can be held down, usually at various
                            lengths to affect the move.
    
      Immunity              This means that a move has complete invulnerability to
                            the indicated direction, the enemy's attack will be 
                            completely ignored.
    
      True Damage           Something that applies almost exclusively to Distortion
                            Drives, True Damage is the amount of damage a move does
                            when it cannot possibly be scaled any lower. Most moves
                            have terrible True Damage but some Distortions, most
                            commonly ones that involve an attack throw, have some
                            really nice True Damage, allowing them to do well even
                            at the end of a long combo.
    
      Unblockable           Pretty straightforward, the attack can't be blocked. 
                            You block it, it still hits you, kapeesh?
    
      Unstoppable           This means that an attack cannot be interrupted until 
                            it goes off. This does NOT mean unblockable. Hazama's
                            Astral Heat is, incidentally, one of these attacks.
    
      Warm Up               This means the time it takes between when a move is 
                            started, and when it actually hits. Measured in frames
                            by the truly hardcore.
    
                                 BLOCKING
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    Block                   By holding backwards your character will automatically
                            guard against oncoming hits from your opponent. By
                            holding down-backwards you will block while crouching
                            instead of standing.
    
    Barrier Block           The same as a block except you hold down A+B. This puts
                            up a barrier that makes your opponent get knocked 
                            further away from you when they hit you which can mess
                            up their pressure strings. While barrier blocking you
                            CAN NOT be Guard Crushed, though you will still lose 
                            bevels until you only have one left. Barrier block also
                            negates chip damage. Barrier block can also block
                            anti-air moves that normal block can't.
    
    Barrier Burst (GREEN)   The more common of the two Barrier Bursts, green Bursts
                            are performed by pushing A+B+C+D whenever you are being
                            hit by an attack that is not a Distortion Drive or Grip
                            hit. You are completely invulnerable during the first
                            frames of this move and your opponent is blasted very
                            far away from you, giving you room to recover. Any hits
                            that combo off of a Green Burst will have horrific
                            Damage Scaling and you are never allowed to actually
                            kill your opponent in a combo off of one.
    
    Barrier Burst (OJ)      Performed by pushing A+B+C+D. An orange Burst is only
                            possible to perform when you are not currently under
                            pressure from the enemy. It is a very unexpected move
                            and you are completely invulnerable during the opening
                            frames. Hitting an opponent with an Orange Burst sends
                            them flying upward and forward slightly, allowing easy
                            combos. You are able to kill your opponent after an
                            orange Burst, unlike a Green Burst.
    
    
    Bevel                   The unit of measurement in the Guard Primer. Running
                            out of bevels results in a Guard Crush. Each character
                            has their own number of bevels.
    
    Chip Damage             Any special move in this game will inflict a tiny 
                            amount of damage even if you block it. This is to make
                            rapid use of special moves against a turtling opponent
                            an option when you just need that one last speck of
                            life bar gone. Barrier and Instant blocks prevent this.
    
    Guard Primer            This is the meter near the center-bottom of the upper
                            HUD that displays many little icons called bevels.
                            Blocking certain exceptionally powerful moves will make
                            you lose bevels and losing all your bevels results in a
                            Guard Crush. The Guard Primer slowly regenerates bevels
                            over time.
    
    Guard Crush             Occurs when you run out of bevels. Guard Crush leaves
                            you vulnerable for an entire, agonizing three seconds.
    
    Instant Block           The supreme form of block, instant block occurs when
                            you push backwards a split-second before the attack
                            connects, rather than holding it down. You will be
                            rewarded with a small heat bonus that quickly adds up
                            on rapid hits and more importantly you are able to 
                            counter attack much much quicker after an instant block
                            compared to a normal one. This prevents chip damage.
    
    
    
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    This is my second guide, so I am still very open to suggestions and
    improvements. I thoroughly test every strategy and combo I suggest but there's
    no guarantee I may have missed something.
    
    
    Those wishing to make suggestions on improving the guide, such as new
    strategies or typo/formatting errors should send their e-mails to:
    
    rated_d_for_dumb@yahoo.com
    
    ...with the subject line "[guide] Improvement", in this case that would mean
    "BlazBlue: Continuum Shift - Hazama Character Guide Improvement"
    
    
    
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    The way I input things is something that I learned first from Soulcalibur IV.
    
    I prefer this method because it outlines the exact directions that need to be
    inputted.
    
    The numbers I will use to represent directions are in relation the numbers on
    your numpad on your keyboard. (Unless you're on a tiny laptop of course, in
    which case I suggest you google a picture of a numpad if you feel left out.)
    
    A numpad is laid out like so:
    
    7  8  9
    
    4  5  6
    
    1  2  3
    
    
    So, for all direction inputs I give:
    
      8 is up
      2 is down
      6 is right
      4 is left
      5 is neutral
      9 is up-right
      7 is up-left
      1 is down-left
      3 is down-right
    
    So for a basic example, doing a quarter-circle backwards then pushing the C
    button would be "214C"
    
    I use this method because there are some inputs that aren't included in the
    more standard abbreviated method "qcb" "qcf" etc.
    
    For instance, 21478 moves (3-20) are ways I use Wing Serpent's Fang instantly
    from the ground. 
    
    As always in fighting game notation, the input assumes the character is on the
    left side of the screen.
    
    
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    2.0  Feburary 10th, 2011 - *Snazzier guide, misc. format changes.
                               *Removed "English" descriptions from Expert section.
                                If you're even trying that section you shouldn't
                                need them and they're a huge waste of space.
                               *Now you search with [#-# instead of [#_# it saves
                                you the need of pushing shift every time.
    
    1.9  January 24th, 2011  - *OMG-1 has been completely revised. I highly suggest
                                you check it out if you already tried it before
                                and thought "Wow this is bad." Because it was.
                               *Added Arakune to the "Possible" list on OMG-2's
                                combo. It can be done!
    
    1.8  January 11th, 2011  - *Character Dossier expanded.
                               *A few format changes
    
    1.7  January 5th, 2011   - *By request there's now combo notations in "English"
                                now as well as inputs
                               *Usual fixes
    
    1.6  January 3rd, 2011   - *New Glossary entries regarding a new game mechanic.
                               *Usual fixes
    
    1.5  December 21st, 2010 - *Combo revisions
                               *Added a section specifically for forward dash SIR
                               *Some combos had "6A.A" in them instead of "6D.A"
    
    1.4  December 15th, 2010 - *Added information regarding Valkenhayn
                               *Added Carl to the "possible" list for True Venom
                                Sword
    
    1.3  December 2nd, 2010  - *More combo repair tips
                               *Revised a few confusing paragraphs
                               *Proofreading
                               *Never ending combo improvements
                               *"Serpent's Infernally Fatal Fang" had a incorrect
                                notation
                               *Behold, a true Venom Sword continuation. It's hard
                               as hell, good luck!
    
                               *Added the "Oh My God!! Hazama" section, with its
                                first additions, "Serpent's Infernal Rapture Grip
                                Traps" and "True Venom Sword Continuation" Enjoy.
    
    1.2 November 21st, 2010 - *Added examples to input notation section in combos
                              *More combos (Expert section only)
                              *Added masking notation to all combos
                              *Yet more proofreading fixes.
                              *More Glossary entries.
                              *Some combos' damages were not correct.
                              *Made an even better/harder 10th Challenge.
    
    1.1 November 13th, 2010 - *Typo Fixes
                              *Fixed some sentences where I mention Haku-Men when I
                               meant Hazama (I DIDN'T COPY PASTE I SWEAR!!)
                              *Updated the hits of 5C and 2C, they are not All.
                              *Fixed a few Expert combos that were not any
                               different from the regular ones
                              *Added more combos for linking SIR mid-combo.
                              *Some combo sections were not numbered correctly.
                              *Lo and behold, a better SIR wall combo.
    
                              *I have given you what you were all wishing for, a
                               combo that surpasses Challenge 10. 6-51
    
    1.0 November 12th, 2010 - Guide Up
    
    
    
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    Challenge Mode is a new addition in Continuum Shift that demonstrates various
    combos for each character. They range from the really easy to the extremely
    difficult ones. However, like any good fighting game, it does not include the
    very best combos available to each character. Almost every combo I perform on
    Hazama is a better version of a basic combo in Challenge mode. I strongly
    recommend you play through Hazama's challenges, it will help you get a basic
    feel for his standard play.
    
    Note that Challenge Mode and the Tutorial mode for Hazama really don't help at
    all in learning to move around with him properly. For more info on that refer
    to section 4-00.
    
    
    
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    #Non-Spoiler#:
    
    Name:        Yuuki "Hazama" Terumi
    Occupation:  Captain
    Birthplace:  N/A
    Birthday:    April 29, N/A
    Age:         N/A
    Race:        Ghost
    Blood Type:  AB
    Hit Points:  11,000
    
    Likes:       Silver things, Bubble baths, Boiled Eggs, general suffering of
                 others, Noel's cooking
    Dislikes:    Cats, vampires, loud noise, the Six Heroes, cats, cats
    
    Weapons:     Switchblades, Ouroboros, A sharp tounge
    
    Theme Songs: Gluttony Fang, Nightmare Fiction (vs. Ragna), Endless Despair
                 (unlimited)
    
    First and foremost, I must inform anyone looking to pick up Hazama that he is
    much harder than most of the other characters to play. He is a skill character,
    and requires extreme dedication to learn all his intricacies and can be very
    off-putting for newcomers. Your skill directly affects Hazama; the better you
    are, the better he is and very few things he does are simple or easy to do.
    
    That being said, he also is one of the absolute highest "skill:reward" ratio
    characters out there. I've scored more perfects on Hazama than any other
    character simply due to how much my skill comes into the win-or-lose equation.
    
    Now that that's out of the way, onto the bio.
    
    Hazama is the main antagonist (so far) in the BlazBlue universe. His "real"
    name is Terumi and you'll hear certain other characters call him this. Whenever
    he "is" Hazama he speaks sarcastically polite and always has a smug grin on his
    face. During his Terumi phobes he gets really vulgar and speaks aggressively or
    yells things (and its awesome). A key tell to this "Terumi mode" is also
    whenever he opens his eyes or loses his hat. For the sake of this guide, I will
    almost always refer to him as Hazama.
    
    Hazama has both the best, yet also the worst mobility in the entire game.
    Everything about his movement is absolutely sad even compared to Iron Tager.
    His air dash doesn't even travel far enough to pass your opponent in the
    beginning of a match. He has a completely unique, if a little awkward
    (at first), forward dash instead of a run. On the other side of the coin,
    Hazama's Drive, Ouroboros, has unmatched mobility.
    
    Ouroboros is capable of launching Hazama all over the screen at a whim, and is
    by far the fastest movement any character is allowed except maybe Taokaka.
    Technically, I do believe Hazama's actual movement speed after he launches
    himself after Ouroboros is far faster than Taokaka's drive.
    
    Ouroboros requires HEAVY knowledge to use effectively so refer to 4-00 for that
    
    Overall Hazama is a very interesting mix of extreme short range and extreme
    long range. Almost all his attacks have very minimal range but are also
    extremely quick.
    
    To counterbalance this, he uses his very long range Ouroboros to move in on his
    opponents to bring his more powerful moves to bear.
    
    
    
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    Here I'm going to just list a few things about Hazama that are interesting of
    note about him. This will be updated as I think of them.
    
    1. At the end of any directional jump he always performs a little flip that
       actually provides him with a teeny bit of evasion. Pause the screen to see.
    
    2. His forward dash can be canceled with any move but not a jump. This is key
       to gaining range on his moves, especially his distortion.
    
    3. His forward dash puts him in a state considered equal to crouching. This
       means it will avoid almost all 5As!
    
    4. AHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! (better on the JP voice acting)
    
    
    
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    Control is Hazama's game. Zone control, speed control, pressure control, 
    projectile control, mix-ups; whatever it is, Hazama can do it.
    
    Hazama will always have the advantage in any situation he initiates and I mean
    beyond the normal frame advantage. He is capable of mixing up just about any
    situation by using different moves, or simply canceling his attack and doing
    something completely different.
    
    
    
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    Hazama's forward dash at first seems very awkward but given enough practice a
    skilled Hazama player realizes that it is probably the best use of
    forward-forward in the entire game. It can be used to increase the range of
    just about any move and can also prevent the enemy from being pushed away from
    you. The latter technique can lead to almost endless pressure. On top of all
    that good stuff, his forward dash also ducks most mids and all high hits. I've
    even used it to dodge Tager's 720C in conjuction with Bloody Fangs.
    
    Hazama's distortion drives are also some of the most powerful in the game, both
    in terms of damage and situational usefulness. For the sake of simplicity, use
    Serpent's Infernal Rapture to control close range encounters while using
    Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent for long range ones.
    
    Hazama has an awesome laugh (JP voice, ENG as usual is terrible).
    
    In a rather surprising move, Hazama has been gifted with an 11,000 life total.
    1,000 beyond the standard.
    
    
    
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    Hazama's mobility and range are his main weaknesses. Practically every basic
    he has is woefully outranged by any other character's equivalent. All of his
    forward moves are also very awkward to get the hang off and can lead to some
    very frustrating mistakes.
    
    Hazama's air mobility is almost non-existent beyond his Drive, which you will
    use for almost all mobility. His air dash is so sad in fact it can't even pass
    an opponent at the beginning of a match (Haku-Men can not only pass you, but
    land 3 steps behind you). His back dash provides such a small invulnerability
    that it's usually not worth bothering except for placement.
    
    Hazama's damage output can also feel severely lacking for how much effort you
    will have to put into your combos compared to other characters (looking at you
    Ragna..)
    
    
    
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    Key
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    |.|  Term  |.| Meaning                                                       |
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    | Mid          Mid-hit, blockable by either stance.                          |
    | Low          Low-hit, blockable only when crouching.                       |
    | High         High-hit, blockable only when standing.                       |
    |                                                                            |
    | All          Usually vertical attacks, blocked in either stance. Cannot be |
    |              avoided by evasion. These moves also hit downed characters    |
    |              even though they are not lows!                                |
    |                                                                            |
    | MidL         Mid-low hit, blockable in either stance but can be avoided by |
    |              low-evasive moves.                                            |
    |                                                                            |
    | MidH         Mid-high hit, blockable in either stance but can be avoided   |
    |              by crouching.                                                 |
    |                                                                            |
    | Fwd          This move evades hits in front of your character. This mainly |
    |              means that it makes your character step backward somehow.     |
    |                                                                            |
    | LEva         Has low evasion.                                              |
    |                                                                            |
    | HEva         Has high evasion.                                             |
    |                                                                            |
    | LHEva, etc.  Has both high and low, etc. evasion.                          |
    |                                                                            |
    | -X           This is the force of the hit, which affects how long an enemy |
    |              is stunned and indicated by the graphics.                     |
    |                                                                            |
    |              L is light, H is heavy. F is Fatal, S staggers or binds the   |
    |              enemy on counters.                                            |
    |                                                                            |
    | .            Indicates a continual. This means that it's multiple hits in  |
    |              the same move, it may or may not require additional input.    |
    |                                                                            |
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    *NOTE: Speeds are always relative to the specific character's moveset.
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    |.|  POSITION  |.|  INPUT  |.|  HIT-X |.|  DMG   |.|  IMMUNE?  |.|    SPEED   |
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    |.|   GROUND   |.|   5A    |.|  MidH-L |.|  250   |.|   NONE    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   2A    |.|  MidL-L |.|  150   |.|   HEva    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   6A    |.|  High-H |.|  600   |.|   NONE    |.|  Slow     |
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|    A    |.|  High-L |.|  220   |.|   NONE    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   5B    |.|  Mid-H  |.|  400   |.|   NONE    |.|  Medium   |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   6B    |.|  Low-H  |.|  600   |.|  FwdEva*  |.|  Slow     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   2B    |.|  Low-L  |.|  450   |.|   HEva    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|    B    |.|  High-L |.|  480   |.|   NONE    |.|  Medium   |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   5C    |.|  Mid-H  |.|  280   |.|   NONE    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   .5C   |.|  Mid-H  |.|  199   |.|   NONE    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|  5C_ALL |.|  Mid-H  |.|  479   |.|   NONE    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   2C    |.|  Mid-H  |.|  500   |.|   High    |.|  Slow     |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   6C    |.|  All-HS |.|  300   |.|  FwdEva   |.|  Very Slow|
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   .6C   |.|  All-HS |.|  213   |.|  FwdEva   |.|  Instant  |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   ..6C  |.|  All-HS |.|  213   |.|  FwdEva   |.|  Instant  |
    |.|   GROUND   |.|  6C_ALL |.|  All-HS |.|  726   |.|  FwdEva   |.|  Very Slow|
    |.|   GROUND   |.|   3C    |.|  Low-HS |.|  600   |.|   HEva    |.|  Medium   |
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|   5C    |.|  High   |.|  600   |.|   None    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|   .5C   |.|  High   |.|  300   |.|   None    |.|  Very Fast|
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|   ..5C  |.|  High   |.|  300   |.|   None    |.|  Very Fast|
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|   ...5C |.|  High   |.|  300   |.|   None    |.|  Very Fast|
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|   ....5C|.|  High   |.|  700   |.|   None    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|  5C_ALL |.|  High   |.|  1403  |.|   None    |.|  Fast     |
    |.|   MIDAIR   |.|   2C    |.|  High-H |.|  500   |.|   None    |.|  Medium   |
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    *6B has some very tricky forward evasion during the part where Hazama swings
     his foot. Some hits, mainly lows, will actually miss him when they would've
    normally hit him
    
    
    
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    INPUT       DESCRIPTION
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    5A       - This is your straight-forward slapper. Very fast but people who are 
    ***        crouching won't be hit by it and can punish you if they have good 
               reflexes or you accidentally use it too many times and they crouch
               it.
    
    
    6A       - Hazama uses his 6A to get past low blockers. It is a high only
    ****       heavy hit, but very slow. It can only be cancelled with a distortion
               drive, no exceptions.
    
    
    2A       - Basically 5A only lower, it cannot be evaded by crouching but low
    ****       evasive or immune moves will ignore it completely. Works very well
               combined with Hazama's forward dash.
    
               Also has a bit of high evasion.
    
    
    Midair A - Standard super-quick midair poke. Not useful for much unless you're
    ***        really hurting on frame advantage.
    
    
    5B       - A pretty straight forward knee attack. It has mediocre range compared
    ****       to most characters but that is more due to Hazama's character style.
               Comparable to a shorter range version of Ragna's 5B. This is the
               standard combo fisher move for Hazama.
    
    
    6B       - One of Hazama's highly unique and awkward 6 moves. 6B has a delay
    ****       at the beginning where Hazama just poses. He then very abruptly
               sweeps low with his foot. This attack can only be canceled with
               Distortions, no exceptions.
    
               I have found this to be an extremely good move to provoke your enemy
               into prematurely counterattacking. They will try to punish you after
               they block it but a 5B immediately after this will almost always get
               you a counter on them instead.
    
               This move is a bevel breaker.
    
    
    2B       - A quick, medium range low job that can combo into 3C on counters.
    ***        Hazama ducks extremely low during this, becoming high evasive.
    
    
    Midair B - This move requires some explaining as it easily the most individual
    *****      MA5B in this game. It's a straight-forward kick that seems
               deceptively simple at first. The truth is, this move is one of the
               coolest midair moves in this game.
    
               Upon closer inspection you will notice that Hazama swings his foot
               around a second time, giving this move two hits. What's not so
               obvious is that Hazama is allowed to freely turn around during this
               second hit. This means Hazama will always swing towards his
               opponent when you use this move, even when you're facing the wrong
               way. The delay between both hits takes some serious getting used to
               but mastery of this move makes from some ungodly cross-ups.
    
               To see this action walk up to your opponent, input 9->6 to instant
               forward air dash and then push 5B and watch Hazama swing his heel
               around and smack his opponent in the face. This is not a strange
               hit box, this was intentionally animated. Another thing to do is
               super jump upwards and push 5B intentionally too early. You will
               still hit your opponent with the second hit, pause the game to see
               the unique frame.
              
               This is NOT a odd hit box issue that you might think needs to be
               patched, this was specifically included and animated for Hazama.
               Again, pause the game on the second hit.
    
    
    5C       - The first move that makes people raise their eyebrows at Hazama. He
    ****       practically slices straight upward in front of him with no forward
               movement at all. This actually makes it an excellent anti-air.
    
               This move is actually two hits and choosing to cancel the second hit
               can sometimes effect combos. It's generally preferable to let both
               hits land. Use this instead of 5B whenever possible to start a combo
    
               This actually misses downed enemies but can launch enemies that are
               being downed but haven't fully crumpled yet.
    
    
    2C       - Hazama's actual designated anti-air, 2C is slower out of the gate
    ***        than 5C but it has a larger stun and launches the enemy higher.
    
               This launches a few characters off the ground but it DOES launch
               anyone's >FEET<. They must land face-up with their feet toward you
               in order to launch them from a fully downed position! Obvious
               exception is Tager.
    
    
    
    6C       - Probably the rarest move you will ever use on Hazama. 6C is very
    ****       very slow and is extremely difficult to hit anyone with due to it's
               impeccable timing and placement requirement. The move actually
               throws three separate knives that need to all connect for you to
               combo with 5D, which is ideal. However if you are too close to your
               enemy 5D will not stun the enemy when it hits. Being too far makes
               them recover before 5D even hits at all. Very difficult move to
               master but leads to amazing damage if it lands properly.
    
               If you land this at close range continue the combo with a forward
               dash followed by 3C or 5C depending on range.
    
               This move is a bevel breaker.
    
               You can always follow a counter hit with this with a fdcSIR.
    
    3C       - Highly comparable to a slightly slower, much more comboable version
    *****      of Haku-Men's 3C. You will use this constantly before Devouring Fang
               to combo. Easily Hazama's longest range basic move.
    
    
    Midair C - Another highly unique Hazama move. Midair C is actually 5 hits in
    *****      rapid sequence that require you to keep pressing the C button. You
               can stop the sequence at any time but he has some recovery time at
               the end of it that can be jump canceled. This is what you end almost
               all your combos with.
    
    
    Midair 2C- A wide arc downward in midair. This is mainly what you will use to
    ***        start a combo as you're falling down toward an opponent. Notice that
               I said "start", not "continue". Using this move in the middle of an
               already initiated combo is a great way to crappify damage.
    
               As you become more skilled you will begin to use the first hit of 5C
               instead which does more damage and still combos but requires much
               more precise timing.
    
               This move is also designed to be highly cross-up capable, it swings
               backwards much farther than forward.
    
    
    
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    Hazama has an interesting array of special moves. One of his main signatures is
    his ability to push A, B, C, or D to produce various effects from his Serpent's
    Benediction stance or his Drive.
    
    In a slightly odd design choice, A is used to cancel his Ouroboros while D is
    used to cancel his Serpent's Benediction. It takes some getting used to but I
    can understand how inputting D on Serepent's Benediction would seem kind of
    strange for Rising Fang.
    
    
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    Ouroboros          #D       Varies    Hazama's Drive, this move always fires
    *****                                 Ouroboros in a straight line towards the
                                          indicated direction. There are many, many
                                          factors that affect Ouroboros so check
                                          section 4-00 for more details.
    
    
    Serpent's          214D     None      Puts Hazama into a stance, pressing A, B,
    Benediction                           or C during this stance produces
    *****                                 different attacks. Pushing D immediately
                                          cancels it. Each attack move produced by
                                          Serpent's Benediction has a superior
                                          version of itself when you wait half a
                                          second or longer before pushing a button.
    
    
    Rising Fang        214D->A  450(500)  A swift leap forward followed by a strike
    ****                                  downward. This move can only be blocked
                                          while standing and gains a good chunk on
                                          distance on your opponent.
    
    
    Falling Fang       214D->B  700(900)  Hazama's anti-air. Falling Fang provides
    *****                                 invulnerability during the beginning of
                                          it and cannot be blocked in midair except
                                          by Barrier Block. Scoring a counter with
                                          the superior version results in a Fatal.
    
    
    Devouring Fang     214D->C  650(750)  The opposite of Rising Fang, this attack
    *****                                 sweeps low and picks your opponent up of
                                          the ground. It is used extremely often to
                                          initiate an air combo. You can always get
                                          the superior version off whenever you 
                                          could combo the normal one.
    
    
    Serpent's Haste    214D->D  0         Simply exits Serpent's Benediction and
    *****                                 puts you back into idle stance. This is
                                          very helpful for mix-ups and fake outs.
    
    
    Hungry Coils       623D     0->1120   An extremely fast anti-air attack throw.
    *****                                 Hazama shoots Ouroboros out at a roughly
                                          60 degree angle. This cannot be blocked
                                          except by Barrier Block. It is actually
                                          two hits and the first hit does no damage
    
    
    Bloody Fangs       236C     0         Another unique Hazama move, Bloody Fangs
    ****                                  is a command throw that does nothing but
                                          imitate a small Guard Crush on your
                                          opponent. It can be followed up with many
                                          moves to create a combo but comboing off
                                          of Bloody Fangs results in heavy damage
                                          scaling. It provides a very peculiar sort
                                          of evasion against certain attacks, 
                                          mostly throws and mids. I've evaded
                                          Tager's 720C with it to the enjoyment of
                                          all.
    
    
    Venom Sword        236D     450       This move is much faster than you'd think
    ****                                  at first glance. It's speed is comparable
                                          to Hazama's 5B. It has excellent range
                                          and scoring a counter hit sends your
                                          opponent skidding across the ground. One
                                          aspect of this move very few people are
                                          aware of is that if you counter someone
                                          with this and they are close to the wall,
                                          they will bounce backwards off the wall
                                          which leads to some very painful combos.
    
                                          It is also useful for getting yourself
                                          out of the corner when you are being 
                                          pressured.
    
                                          Venom Sword also skid-launches enemies
                                          who are simply falling. This means 3C can
                                          be used to guarantee a skid, even during
                                          combo. It can however, be teched early.
    
                                          This move has a cancel frame when Hazama
                                          touches his hat.
    
                                          This is a bevel breaker.
    
    
    Wind Serpent's     MA 214B  400       An axe kick downwards and in front of
    Fang                                  Hazama. This is commonly used to end an
    ****                                  Aerial Combo and forces your enemy back
                                          down onto the ground. Scoring a counter
                                          with this always leads to combos.
    
                                          This is a bevel breaker.
    
    
    
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    Hazama has an excellent special movelist. Here are some advanced tactics for
    the use of these moves.
    
    
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    "Bloody Bloody Fangs!!"   2A            The basic premise of this strategy is
     ***                      662A          for use against people who get too
                              236C          intimidated to do anything but block.
                                            Trust me when I say that it happens
                                            quite often against Hazama. Simply put
                                            up a screen of pressure and after a
                                            tiny delay throw out Bloody Fangs to
                                            break through their obnoxious guarding.
    
                                            2A followed by a forward dash 2A
                                            repeatedly is a great way of pulling
                                            this off. Watch out for people trying
                                            to counter your 2A with something like
                                            Haku-Men's Zanshin or Inferno Divider.
    
    
    "Bloody Bloody Bloody     236C          The damage this strategy deals to your
     Fangs!!!!"               236C(pink)    opponent can be large, but the
     *****                    2A            psychological damage is even larger.
                              Delay         You want to repeat Bloody Fangs
                              236C          multiple times to try and get your
                              2A            opponent to perform a grip break. Throw
                              66Grip        out random 2As to provoke a Throw
                                            Reject Miss. Once you get a grip off
                                            combo as usual. It's a good way to
                                            make people Burst for no reason at all
                                            as well. Adding a delay after 2A will
                                            make Bloody Fangs unbreakable and the
                                            dash required to land your Grip makes
                                            it green.
    
                                            The main goal of this strategy is to
                                            turn a Bloody Fangs combo into a real
                                            combo to avoid Bloody Fangs' stiff
                                            damage scaling.
    
    
    Venom Sword Tech Trap     214B(counter) This requires you to be aware of your
    ****                      Delay         opponent's tech habits. Some people
                              632146C       have a tendency to ALWAYS roll when
                                            they are downed. They never neutral.
                                            We can abuse this with a nasty tech
                                            trap with Eternal Coils of the Dragon
                                            Serpent. Simply delay a tiny bit after
                                            Venom Sword and then input the DD. The
                                            delay is necessary to hit people who
                                            roll backwards, but is not necessary
                                            for a forward roll. The delay traps on
                                            both rolls however so it's always good
                                            to include it. I've ended a lot of
                                            games with this when my opponent is low
                                            on HP and desperate to close in on me.
                                             
                                            Venom Sword skid-launches enemies who
                                            are falling as well. This means 3C can
                                            guarantee a skid. The enemy can tech
                                            much earlier when you do this however,
                                            so be sure of your opponent before
                                            trying it.
    
    
    Grip Avoidance           21478B         Try to bait an opponent into throwing
    ****                                    a grip at you and then perform Wind
                                            Serpent's Fang immediately. People are
                                            usually inclined to grip you as you
                                            forward dash so use this move when you
                                            would normally forward dash. Works very
                                            well against Tager but watch out for
                                            him adapting with Atomic Collider.
    
                                            You can also use Bloody Fangs instead
                                            which is more reliable but does less
                                            damage.
    
    
    Super SIR                2362366B       By inputting a second 6 at the end of
    *****                                   SIR you will initiate a forward dash
                                            before immediately canceling it with
                                            SIR. This gives SIR a massive range
                                            boost.
    
    
    
    
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    21478 is used when you want to perform Wind Serpent's Fang instantly. You are
    actually inputting the 214 part of the move before the jump.
    
    In case you didn't realize, 21478 is a vertical semi-circle on the left side
    of the D-pad.
    
    It is extremely effective for dealing with Tager's backsteps and grips. You
    will crack a huge grin on your face when you see him try to 720C you and you
    instead score a counter with Wind Serpent's Fang.
    
    Combining 21478 with Hazama's forward dash can be very confusing to an opponent
    who is trying to interrupt your strings with grips, backsteps, or even jumps.
    
    
    
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    Hazama's OUroboros is used to enable him to move around the field. He is very
    weak without being able to use it so it's crucial that you make your hits count
    when you use it. It is one of the hardest Drives to punish in the game due to
    the staggering amounts of ways Hazama can manipulate it to get himself out of
    harm's way (and in your face, incidentally). 
    
    There's nothing quite so fun as using Ouroboros below Rachel, watching her try
    to counter you with 2C in midair, then canceling Ouroboros with B and flying
    out of harms way only to immediately land right next to a very punishable
    Rachel.
    
    
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    1. Hazama can fire four different directions. The angle is always the same but
       the angle flips vertically when he is in midair.
    
    2. 5D is a 0 degree angle.
       6D is a 45 degree angle.
       4D is a 75 degree angle.
       2D is a 90 degree angle.
    
    3. Ouroboros has a massive stun even off counter hit. This only works if the
       target is sufficiently far away from you when they get hit though!!
    
    4. 4D can almost always combo on itself twice. In a lot of my combos I will
       combo it on itself 3 times.
    
    5. You can continue Ouroboros with A, B, C, or D at any time. It does not have
       to hit or even reach your opponent before you can do this.
    
    6. Canceling Ouroboros with...
       A retracts Ouborous, allows you to repeatedly use it on most combos.
    
       B makes Hazama swing very abruptly upwards then very abruptly towards
         Ouroboros. This is the most strange looking move and takes a lot of effort
         to master your timing with it. Mastery of this results in you being very
         difficult to hit in battle. I love avoiding Rachel's Midair 2C with this.
    
       C causes Hazama to fly to the opposite side of Ouroboros' head. He will
         move right through opponents during this.
    
       D causes Hazama to fly towards Ouroboros' head with the intention of being
         in the same horizontal location of the head within half a second. I know
         that sounds strange but it makes more sense if you see it for yourself.
         For example, use 5D then immediately cancel it with D and you will fly
         almost vertically into the air. The longer you let Ouroboros extend the
         less extreme your angle and speed will be.
    
    7. Ouroboros causes you to freeze in place. No matter how fast your moving or
       falling, it will completely stop your momentum. This is even applied to your
       own Ouroboros cancels!
    
    8. Close range drive cancels can gain you height. You can use this for limitless
       air time!
    
    9. Ouroboros can only be canceled twice unless you hit your opponent. It does
       not matter if they block it. Your two cancels are refilled per hit but also
       remember that when you cancel after regaining your cancels you automatically
       lose one.
    
    10. Both B and D cancels will not let you switch the direction you are facing
        in midair. C cancel automatically switches.
    
    11. Using an air dash after a B or D cancel will let Hazama switch his facing
        direction. Any further B or D cancels after the air dash will automatically
        switch directions.
    
    12. Ouroboros is still considered a basic attack despite how special it is.
        This means you can cancel it on hit with any special move including
        Distortions.
    
    
    
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    Hazama's Distortions summarize his character nicely. Extreme short range,
    extreme long range.
    
    
    
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    Probably your most commonly used Distortion on Hazama, this is his extremely
    quick and short range Distortion Drive.
    
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    Input:  236236B
    Damage: 2500 (500 True Damage)
    
    Hazama rapidly performs a slight dash forward and then attacks his opponent
    with a devasting kicking uppercut. This move only allows approximately 1 frame
    of gameplay to pass before the hit goes off. Note that this means it is not an
    instant frame move like Lambda-11's AH. This move's range can be significantly
    extended by interrupting a forward dash with it. The input I like to use for
    doing that is..
    
    (236236)6[dB] the delay is almost impercecptible but it makes a huge difference
    
    You only need to add the delay when your enemy is -really- far away. For
    general use just make sure to push the B button very quickly after the second 6
    or you will do 6B instead much to your displeasure! 
    
    This move launches enemy's completely off the screen, and they cannot tech
    until they hit the ground. This allows you to perform just about any combo you
    feel like afterwards.
    
    The best combo I have found so far is:
    
    236236B
    Backstep
    5D.D (opponent is barely not touching the ground)
    Midair 5C (one hit)
    l5C (both hits)
    4D.A
    4D.A
    4D.D
    5Cs
    9
    5Cs
    214B
    
    This does a total of 4846 damage. The triple 4D is extremely difficult but not
    impossible without scoring a counter on SIR. Don't worry about that though
    because you will rarely ever not score a counter with it.
    
    If you are having difficulty with this combo see 6-54.
    
    SIR has a terrible True Damage, don't try using it late in a combo unless you
    have no other option. You can still use two in one combo however, so long as
    you perform them both near the beginning of the combo.
    
    
    
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    This is a more expanded section specifically about combining Hazama's unique
    forward dash with Serpent's Infernal Rapture. By canceling a forward dash with
    SIR you can -significantly- increase its range, allowing advanced combos and
    letting you punish people from much farther away.
    
    
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    When you successfully input a Forward Dash Cancel Serpent's Infernal Rapture
    (fdcSIR) Hazama will seem to "slide" forward a few steps at the beginning of
    the super-flash. How quickly you input the 236236 part of the input will affect
    how much time you have to push the B button before it will default to 5B
    instead of SIR. Note that you must always rapidly follow up the last 6 with a
    second 6 in order to get Hazama to forward dash. I recommend pushing the second
    6 and B simultaneously after a 236236.
    
    There is a "super" version of this technique in which Hazama will slide REALLY
    fast during the super-flash. I believe this is because it is executed with such
    precision that SIR's default "move-forward" behavior is combined with your dash
    for a huge bonus in range. There is one combo I have found that is possible
    ONLY with a super fdcSIR on the challenging characters (OMG-2).
    
    You can always follow up a 6C(counter) with a fdcSIR if you time your finishing
    6B properly. Make sure not to push it too early and enter it after you see the
    dash begin. At extreme range you will even need to push B near the very end of
    your dash to ensure maximum range gain.
    
    In most situations you will need to do this as soon as possible so it's best to
    try and "combine" the movement of SIR and the forward dash.
    
    
    
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    Input:  632146C
    Damage: 2380 (1480 True Damage)
    
    This is Hazama's long range Distortion. At first it looks pretty plain, an
    attack throw with a minimum range. What people don't know is that ECDS actually
    tracks its opponent. It is >impossible to miss< with this DD so long as the
    enemy is within vertical range and is not too close to you. This Distortion is
    capable of snagging Jin out of a ice car even when he's already zooming towards
    you.
    
    Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent has a MUCH better damage scaling formula
    than Serpent's Infernal Rapture. If you don't plan to continue a combo after
    the hit, try to end the combo with ECDS instead of SIR. Also notice ECDS's
    excellent True Damage, making it an extremely viable combo ender.
    
    You become totally invulnerable after you land a succesful hit with ECDS. This
    means that if you grap someone who's currently shooting a projectile at you the
    projectile will go right through you.
    
    
    
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    The thing you really came to this guide for, Combos.
    
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    Ouroboros      
    
    SPECIAL NOTE: Ouroboros is not used for close range comboing, instead I am only
                  listing move that Ouroboros can cancel out of, whether it combos
                  or not is irrelevant.
    
                  - Basic Moves:   5A, 5C, 2C <- LEARN THIS!!
    		
                  - Grips:         Either
    
                  - Special Moves: None
    
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    Bloody Fangs  - Basic Moves:
                   -Independant:   5A, 2A, 2B
                   -Counter Only:  5C (first hit only)
    
                  - Grips:         None
    
                  - Special Moves: 
                   -Independant:   None
                   -Counter Only:  Superior Rising Fang*
    
                  NOTES:
                  Bloody Fangs always requires you to be as close as possible to
                  the opponent before trying to link off of something.
                  *Requires a forward dash
    
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    Venom Sword   - Basic Moves:
                   -Indepedant:    4B, 5C, 2C, 3C
                   -Counter Only:  Ground Ouroboros*, 4B, 6C
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   D. Fang, Serpent's Infernal Rapture
                   -Counter Only:  Superior R. Fang, F. Fang
    
                  NOTES:
                  Not used for comboing.
                  *Need to be in range for Venom Sword (duh)
    
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    Rising Fang   - Basic Moves:
                   -Independant:   3C
                   -Counter Only:  4B, 5C(one hit), 6C (3 hits)
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   Serpent's Infernal Rapture
                   -Counter Only:  5C, 2C
    
                  NOTES:
                  Used for starting high-only combos, not continuing anything.
    
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    Falling Fang  - Basic Moves:
                   -Independant:   4B, 2C, 3C
                   -Counter Only:  5C (one hit), Anything except 6C
    
                  - Grips:         None
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   D. Fang, Serpent's Infernal Rapture, 
                   -Counter Only:  R. Fang
    
                  NOTES:
                  Used for invulnerability and starting a counter combo, not used
                  for continuing.
    
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    Devouring     - Basic Moves:
    Fang           -Independant:   3C
                   -Counter Only:  4B, 5C (one hit)
    
                  - Grips:         4+BC throwing opponent into wall*
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   Serpent's Infernal Rapture**
                   -Counter Only:  F. Fang***
    
                  NOTES:
                  If you can link Devouring Fang, you can link Superior Devouring
                  Fang. I have never found an exception to this rule except on
                  bizarre, pointless combos.
                  *Requires proper distance
                  **Requires you to move forward an appropriate distance depending
                    on how you were placed when you landed SIR.
                  ***Requires forward dash
    
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    Hungry Coils  - Basic Moves:
                   -Independant:   Ouroboros, 4B, 5C, or 2C when opponent is in
                                   midair
                   -Counter Only:  None
    
                  - Grips:         B+C
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   Serpent's Infernal Rapture
                   -Counter Only:  Falling Fang
    
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    Wind          - Basic Moves:
    Serpent's      -Independant:   5C*, Midair B or Midair C
    Fang           -Counter Only:  4B*, 2C*, Midair A
    
                  - Grips:         None
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   Serpent's Infernal Rapture**
                   -Counter Only:  D. Fang, F. Fang**
    
                  NOTES:
                  Only ever link this on anything besides a midair hit because you
                  want a cool looking finishing move.
                  *Requires a 21478 input. See section 3-20
                  **Requires a forward aerial dash
                
    
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    Serpent's     - Basic Moves:
    Infernal       -Independant:   Any ground hit except 6C
    Rapture                        Any air hit immediately before landing
                   -Counter Only:  Any ground hit* and any air hit before landing
    
                  - Grips:         Either grip
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   Anything except R. Fang, F. Fang, and Venom
                                   Sword
    
                   -Counter Only:  Anything, you heard me, anything.
                                   Where there's a will, there's a way with Hazama
    
                  NOTES:
                  *Falling Fang and 6C require you to be close to the enemy and a
                   forward dash
    
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    Eternal Coils - Basic Moves:
    of the Dragon  -Independant:   None
    Serpent        -Counter Only:  6C
    
                  - Grips:         4B+C
    
                  - Special Moves:
                   -Independant:   Hungry Coils*
                   -Counter Only:  Venom Sword**
    
                  NOTES:
                  *Hungry Coils needs to hit the opponent at a high enough height
                   in order to provide enough delay.
                  **Venom sword is a tech trap, not an actual combo. See Venom
                    Sword Tech Trap in Advanced Uses (3-10)
    
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            !!!READ THIS I HAVE TO NOTATE SOME THINGS SPECIALLY FOR HAZAMA!!!
    
    Whenever I just type "D" or "midair D" that means use the proper direction and
    cancel for Ouroboros that depends on your position. Hazama can be anywhere on
    the screen during this and he can still get it to work so there's no definite
    direction/cancel that's the right one for the job.
    
    A "." means a continuation. This is used for Ouroboros and Serpent's
    Benediction but I will also use it for movement inputs that need to be input
    before a move such as forward jumping and forward dashing.
    
    Examples: 214D.A
              9.5C
    
    
    If I ever add "S" onto the end of a move it means "Superior" in other words the
    glowy blue aura needs to show up on the move, this mostly only applies to
    Devouring Fang and Falling Fang.
    
    Examples: 214D.CS
              214D.BS
    
    
    For the sake of space Hazama's midair 5C will be notated as 5Cs when I mean all
    5 hits. I will use a NUMBER instead of s when I mean a specific amount of hits!
    I will use 5C1 to also reference a ground 5C but only letting 1 hit land.
    
    Example: 5Cs, 9.5Cs
             5C1, 7.5Cs
    
    
    "l" will be added before a move to indicate that you perform this immediately
    after you land on the ground. This is used most commonly for a landing 5C.
    
    Examples: 5C1, l5C
              B+C(miss), l236236B
    
    
    I will add "d" to the beginning of any input that requires a delay, this is
    because so many of Hazama's moves do so that typing "delay" over and over would
    take up too much space. The amount of "d"s I include indicates how large of a
    delay with only one d being incredibly small.
    
    Examples: 236236B, ddd632146C
              214D.CS, d5C
    
    
    If something has "66." before it that means you need add a forward dash before
    the move and cancel it with the indicated move.
    
    Examples: 214D.CS, d66.5C
    
    
    Make sure to pay special attention to any combinations of all these special
    notations such as 5C2, ld5C, 2C, d4D.dA. Yes, Hazama can get that complicated.
    
    Examples: 236236B, 66.214D.ddCS, 66.d5C1, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs
    
    
    Inputs in parentheses are masks. Inputs in brackets are the finshing moves for
    previously masked inputs. For more information on Masking refer to the
    Glossary at A-20. 
    
    Examples: (236)5B[236B] for an instant 5B->SIR
              (23623)66[B] for a forward dash SIR cancel.
    
    
    This is your last chance to give on Hazama because you think he is way too
    difficult and confusing.
    
    ...
    
    Still here? Good, start Endless Despair, now let's do this:
    
    
    
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    Hazama is a character that does not differentiate at all between air or ground.
    If he lands a combo hit in midair, he'll zoom onto the ground and start a
    combo. If he lands a combo hit on the ground he'll do a combo that launches
    himself into the air. Because of this I am not differentiating between the two
    for Hazama.
    
    Their may be combos I deem to be "wall rape" or "grip" style combos. Make sure
    to read the other combo sections too.
    
    Unless I put "(counter)" in the input, assume all these combos work regardless
    of counters.
    
    Difficulty is always a comparison to the rest of the specific character's move
    set. "Easy" things on Hazama are usually harder than most combos from other
    characters.
    
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        "Falling Fang Continuation"
    1.  214D.B(counter), 6D.A, 6D.A, 623D, 66.3C
    
        Falling Fang(counter), Forward D (A), Forward D (A), Hungry Coils, Forward
        Dash, 3C
    
    
        "Bloody Fangs Continuation"
    2.  236C, ddd5C, 3C, 214D.CS, dd66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        Bloody Fangs, Neutral C, 3C, Devouring Fang (super), forward dash,
        Neutral C, Crouching C, Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all),
        jump cancel, Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
        "Wind Serpent's Fang Continuation"
    3.  21478B(counter), l214D.CS, dd66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        Wind Serpent's Fang (counter), land, Devouring Fang(super), Neutral C,
        Crouching C, Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all), jump cancel
        Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang.
    
    
        "Standard Midair Ouroboros Continuation" - Opponent is on the ground
    4.  Midair D, l66.5C, 3C, 214D.CS, dd66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5CS, 214B
    
        Midair D, land, Forward Dash, Neutral C, 3C, Devouring Fang (super),
        Forward Dash, Neutral C, Crouching C, Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D),
        Jumping C (all), jump cancel, Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
        "Falling Fang Fatal"
    5.  214D.BS(fatal), dd66.6D.A, 6D.A, 6D.A, 623D, dddd66.3C
    
        Falling Fang (fatal), forward dash, Forward D (A), Forward D (A),
        Forward D, Hungry Coils, Forward Dash, 3C
    
    
        "Standard Kill 'Em Dead"
    6.  5C, 3C, 214D.C, dd66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        Neutral C, 3C, Devouring Fang, forward dash, Neutral C, Crouching C,
        Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all), jump cancel,
        Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
    7.  "Super Standard Kill 'Em Dead"
        6C3(counter), d5D.D, B+C(miss), l5C, 3C, 214D.CS, dd66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D,
        5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        Forward C (3 hits counter), Neutral D (D), Midair Grip (miss), land,
        Neutral C, 3C, Devouring Fang (super), forward dash, Neutral C, Crouching C
        Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all), jump cancel,
        Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
    8. "Mizuchi-Rekkazan!...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA"
        5C, 3C, 214D.CS, dd5C, 2C, 4D.A, d623D, dddd63214C
    
        Neutral C, 3C, Devouring Fang (super), Neutral C, Crouching C,
        Backwards D (A), Hungry Coils, Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent
    
    
    9.  "JAYOKU HOOOUUTENJIN!!"
        236236B(counter), forward dash, 214.ddCS, d5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs,
        214B
    
        Serpent's Infernal Rapture (counter), forward dash, Devouring Fang (super),
        Neutral C, Crouching C, Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all),
        jump cancel, Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
    10. "My 10th Challenge is so much cooler than everyone elses'"
         6C3(counter), 5D.D(236), B+C miss, l[236B], Backstep, 6D.A, d623D,
         ddd66.3C, 236236B, 66.214D.dCS, d5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
         Forward C (3 hits counter), Neutral D (D), Midair Grip (miss), land,
         Serpent's Infernal Rapture, backstep, Forward D (A), Hungry Coils,
         forward dash, 3C, Serpent's Infernal Rapture, forward dash,
         Devouring Fang (super), Neutral C, Crouching C, Backwards D (A),
         Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all), jump cancel, Jumping C (all),
         Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
    Are you confused about my inputs? YOU DIDN'T READ WHAT I TYPED UNDER THE COMBO
    HEADER RAAAWR (6-10)
    
    
        Damage      Hits       Difficulty    Rating
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    1.  2027        6          ***           ***
    
    2.  2048        22         ***           *****
    
    3.  2646        18         **            ***
    
    4.  2648        21         ***           ****
    
    5.  2977        7          ***           ***
    
    6.  3270        20         **            ***
    
    7.  3944        24         ****          ***
    
    8.  4407        21         ****          ****
    
    9.  4636        18         ***           ***
    
    10. 7990        27         ****          ****
    
    
    
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    A grip combo is a combo that always includes a grip at some point. This means
    they are ALWAYS breakable and not guaranteed.
    
    However, grips are not affected by damage scaling at all.
    
    A major downside to grip combos is that double-pink grips are usually useless
    against a skilled player. They can totally decimate noobies though.
    
    Hazama is a insane gripper. He can mix up all kinds of things into grips and
    insert random pokes to provoke Throw Reject Misses with ease. Whether on the
    ground or the in the air, watch out for Hazama's grips.
    
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    1.  "I only use this on the small people that my 4B+C doesn't work on.."
        B+C, 6D.A, 623D, dddd66.3C
    
        Grip, Forward D (A), Hungry Coils, forward dash, 3C
    
    
    2.  "Barrier Burst...I hate Barrier Burst."
        4B+C, 63214C
    
        Backwards Grip, Eternal Coils of the Dragon Serpent
    
    
    3.  "My favorite part is kicking them in the gut."*
        4B+C, 5D.D, d5C2, l5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        Backwards Grip, Neutral D (D), Jumping C (2 hits), land, Neutral C,
        Crouching C, Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all),
        jump cancel, Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
        
        *Doesn't hit small hitbox characters. Ironically, this includes Hazama
         himself. You can really just mash C after you cancel Ouroboros if you're
         having difficulty.
    
    
        Damage      Hits       Difficulty    Rating
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    1.  2381        6          **            **       
    
    2.  2614        13         *             ***
    
    3.  2937        21         ***           ***
    
    
    
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    Wall combos are only possible when you are shoved in a corner with your
    opponent, with your opponent's back to the wall. They are usually very damaging
    and repetitive, and gave rise to the term "wall rape."
    
    Wall combos on Hazama can be very difficult, only the easy ones are listed here
    so refer to the Expert Wall Combos (6-53) for the more advanced ones.
    
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    1. "Falling Fang Combo"
       214D.B(counter), 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
       Falling Fang (counter), Backwards D (A), Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D),
       Jumping C (all), jump cancel, Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
       "Venom Sword Wall Combo"
    2. 236D(counter), 66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
       Venom Sword (counter), forward dash, Neutral C, Crouching C,
       Backwards D (A), Backwards D (A), Backwards D (D), Jumping C (all),
       jump cancel, Jumping C (all), Wind Serpent's Fang
    
    
        Damage      Hits          Difficulty    Rating
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    1. 2246         15            *             ***
    
    2. 3414         18            ***           *****
    
    
    
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    Ohhh you wanted to learn how to ACTUALLY play Hazama, my mistake. These combos
    are mainly variations of the previously mentioned combos but they have twists
    on them that make them harder to perform but they do more damage in the end.
    
    They all include massive risk, messing up just one hit can ruin the entire
    combo and you will lose a lot of damage.
    
    I was a little hesitant to include this section at first, as I am currently
    about the only one I know that plays Hazama with these combos (Yes I know that
    everyone likes to say that, but this time I mean it). I write this with the
    risk of vat growing a bunch of storm trooper versions of myself, but my desire
    to provide you with the best Hazama possible eventually won out.
    
    
    
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        "Expert Falling Fang Continuation"*
    1.  214D.B(counter), dd5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        *This is kind of hard to explain but here goes: they need to be slightly
         higher than "barely not touching the ground". It comes with practice.
    
    
        "Expert Midair Ouroboros Continuation" - Opponent is on the ground
    2.  Midair D.C, 5C1, l66.5C, 3C, 214D.CS, dd66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5CS,
        214B
    
    
        "Expert Wind Serpent's Fang Continuation"
    3.  21478B(counter), l214D.CS, dd66.d5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
        "Expert Falling Fang Fatal"
    4.  214D.BS(fatal), dd5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
        "Venom Sword Trap"*
    5.  236D(counter), 96.6D.dD, l665C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        *This is not a combo, it is a trap for people who do not realize they can
         tech Venom Sword's skid. Know your opponent. The air dash is not necessary
         when very close to your opponent.
    
    
        "Expert Kill 'Em Dead"
    6.  5C, 3C, 214D.CS, d66.5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4.D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
    7.  "Super Expert Kill 'Em Dead"
        6C3(counter), 5D.D/C, 5C1, l5C, 3C, 214D.CS, 66d5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D,
        5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
    8.  "Barrier Burst? *trollface*"
        236236B, backstep, d632146C
    
    
    9.  "JAYOKU HOOOUUTENJIN!!"
        236236B(counter), backstep, d5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs,
        214B
    
    
    10. "BARRIER BURST?? *GABENEWELLFACE*" - Catch the enemy after their Burst*
        236236B, backstep, 5D, enemy Bursts, d632146C
    
        *Letting the opponent touch the ground causes this to fail. I only
         recommend using 5D because any smart opponent knows that bursting on a 4D
         or 6D is a bad idea because they will know that they cannot block on the
         way down and that you will just hit them again. 5D is very unexpected
         though.
    
    
    11. "(super) JAYOKU HOOOUUTENJIN!!"*
        6C3(counter), 5D.D (236), B+C miss (236), [lB], backstep, 5D.D, 5C1, l5C,
        4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
    12. "What do we do when we're already in a combo? JAYOKU HOOOOUUTENJIN!!"
        5C, 3C, 214D.CS, d5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D, 623A, ddd66.3C, 236236B, backstep,
        d5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs
    
    
    13. "Serpent's Infernally Fatal Fang"
        214D.BS(fatal), walk forward ever so slightly, 6D.A, 6D.A, 623D, (236236),
        [6B]*, Backstep, d5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        *SIR will only hit the enemy as the bounce upward ever so slightly off the
         ground after Hungry Coils. Works easily on Tager without the need for the
         bounce timing.
    
    
    14. "10th Challenge? Heh, I can do better than that."
         6C3(counter), 5D.D(236), B+C miss (236), [lB], backstep, d6D.A, 623D,
         d(236236)[6B], Backstep, dd5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs,
         214B
    
    
    15. "Why do you have to keep making challenge 10 harder!!"
         6C3(counter), (236236), [6B], backstep, d6D.A, 623D, (236236), [6B],
         backstep dd5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
        Damage      Hits       Difficulty    Rating
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    1.  2300        18         ***           *****
    
    2.  2692        22         ***           ****
    
    3.  2786        19         *****         *****
    
    4.  3309        19         ***           *****
    
    5.  3491        18         ****          ***
    
    6.  3648        21         *****         *****
    
    7.  4122        26         ****          *****
    
    8.  4325        12         ****          ***
    
    9.  4846        19         ****          *****
    
    10. 5143        13         *****         *****
    
    11. 5557        23         *****         *****
    
    12. 5577        30         *****         *****
    
    13. 5670        24         *****         *****
    
    14. 8114        26         *****         *****
    
    15. 8372        26         *****         *****
    
    
    
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    A grip combo is a combo that always includes a grip at some point. This means
    they are ALWAYS breakable and not guaranteed.
    
    However, grips are not affected by damage scaling at all.
    
    A major downside to grip combos is that double-pink grips are usually useless
    against a skilled player. They can totally decimate noobies though.
    
    Hazama is a insane gripper. He can mix up all kinds of things into grips and
    insert random pokes to provoke Throw Reject Misses with ease. Whether on the
    ground or the in the air, watch out for Hazama's grips.
    
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    Input
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    1.  "My favorite part is doing more damage than the standard version of this."*
        4B+C, 5D.dD, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        *Second 4D will not hit small characters.
    
    
        "Pardon me. Coming through."
    2.  236C, dd236C, dd2A, d236C, 2A, 6.4+BC, Combo 1
    
    
        "Did I mention I REALLY hate Barrier Burst?"
    3.  Either B+C, 236236B, Backstep, d632146C
    
    
    4.  "Grippin' away, grippin' away, grippin' away now."*
        214D.C, d5C, 2C, 4D.ddD, B+C, 4D.dD, l2C, 4D.ddD, B+C, repeat
    
        *You can throw in random pokes to get some Throw Reject Misses
    
    
    5.  "Haha, bet you didn't think I could do this on a grip as well!"
        Either B+C, 236236B, backstep, 5D, Enemy Bursts, d632146C
    
    
    6.  "It's like a buy-one-get-one-free"****
        B+C, 6D.A, 6D, 623D, ddd66.3C, 236236B, backstep, d5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A,
        4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        *Costs 50 heat, returns 50 heat, you should never not use it.
    
    
    7.  "This is what my forward grip is for."*
        B+C, 6D, dd623D, dd(23623)66[B], backstep, d5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A,
        4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
        *You can add a second 6D at the beginning of this combo against some
         characters but not all. The craziest thing about this combo is that it
         costs 50 heat but returns 45 heat. Use it whenever possible
    
    
        Damage      Hits       Difficulty    Rating
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    1.  3117        20         ****          *****
    
    2.  3117        Varies     *****         *****
    
    3.  3863        14         ***           ****
    
    4.  Varies      Varies     ****          *****
    
    5.  4480        14         *****         *****
    
    6.  5219        16         *****         *****
    
    7.  5335        24         *****         *****
    
    
    
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    These are some of the crazier wall combos you can do as Hazama.
    
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        "Venom Sword Wall Combo - Close Range"
    1.  236D(counter), d5C, 2C, 4D.A, 66.2D.A, 2D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
    2.  "Falling Fang Fatal Wall Combo"
        214D.BS(counter), 6.4D.A, 66.4D.A, 66.2D.A, 2D.A, 2D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
       "Serpent's Infernal Rapture Wall Rape"*
    3. 236236B, walk backward ever so slightly, 214.DCS, forward dash underneath
       falling opponent, 5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D, 623D, ddd2B, 5C, 2C, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs,
       214B
    
       *I am currently experimenting with this combo, looking to see if this is
        the best possible damage. So far I cannot find a combo that does more that
        does not take extra heat.
    
    
    4. "Venom Sword to Serpent's Infernal Rapture Wall Combo"
       236D (counter) near wall, (236236)[6B], 214.DCS, forward dash underneath
       falling opponent, 5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D, 623D, ddd2B, 5C, 2C, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs,
       214B
    
    
       Damage       Hits          Difficulty    Rating
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    1. 3414         18            ****          *****
    
    2. 3450         17            *****         *****
    
    3. 5410         25            *****         *****
    
    4. 5939         26            *****         *****
    
    
    
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      [6-54] Expert Hazama - Repairing Hazama's Combos -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=<
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    So Hazama's combos can be fiddly little buggers. Are you tired of finally being
    able to get that triple 4D off only to have your midair attacks miss because
    you overshot your opponent in the wrong direction? How about when you finally
    got your landing 5C out fast enough but the 4D was too close to the opponent so
    it didn't stun them?
    
    This is the section for you.
    
    The following is a list all the various bits of manipulation that you can use
    to make that fiddly combo start working. I will update as I think of more.
    
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    1.  Whenever an opponent is locked by Ouroboros you can delay your cancel. This
        will cause the still stunned enemy to rise upwards and backwards. Always
        remember that this applies even when you're shooting Ouroboros downwards.
    
    2.  You do not always have to follow up 5Cs in midair with a 9 jump. Sometimes 
        a 8 jump or even a 7 jump will perform the combo when 9 will cause your
        next flurry of 5Cs to miss. This will come naturally with practice.
    
    3.  Adding a small delay before inputting D after 4B+C lets Ouroboros extend
        longer. This can make the 5C1 > l5C easier.
    
    4.  After a 5D.D on the ground during one of your Falling Fang or Grip combos,
        you can delay your midair 5C1. This will cause you to fly further and your
        opponent further up and backwards. It will usually cause you to end up on
        the other side of the screen as well.
    
    5.  The faster you hit an opponent after a Devouring Fang, the higher they will
        be in the air when it's time for that 4D.
    
    6.  Your opponent falls noticably faster after a Serpent's Infernal Rapture if
        they were in midair or already being comboed.
    
    7.  5B in midair is better at stopping your sometimes crazy momentum instead of
        5C. You can cancel 5B into 5C and jump at anytime to also stop you zooming
        too far.
    
    8.  As a general rule, you can begin your forward dash when the enemy's face
        smacks into the ground during after Hungry Coils.
    
    9.  If you are close to the enemy during a Devouring Fang, you can forward dash
        underneath the opponent and switch sides. You will end up extremely close
        to them after the switch. Being at point blank range will cause most enemy
        characters to fly over Hazama's head regardless if you dash or not.
    
    10. During your standard midair 5Cs, 9.5Cs combo ender, you may not be lined up
        properly with your opponent. You will sometimes have to replace 9 with 8 or
        in some extreme cases even 7. This comes very easily with practice.
    
    
    
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    The only real use for a Rapid Cancel on Hazama is turning the "Venom Sword Tech
    Trap" combo into a real combo instead of a trap. Simply rapid cancel on the
    Venom Sword hit and perform that combo as usual.
    
    The only other thing you will really ever use Rapid Cancel for on Hazama is
    preventing punish and doing silly but cool finishing moves.
    
    
    
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      [7-00]...Astral Heat: Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls (HD1kS) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=<
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    Hazama's game winning Astral Heat. During this move Hazama becomes completely
    invulnerable to everything. He is vulnerable during the end of the attack if he
    does not land the Astral Heat.
    
    During the attack Hazama summons many snakes (Ouroborosi?) in a wall of hits
    upward. It covers the entire vertical space of the screen and has a horizontal
    hit box that is roughly twice as large as Hazama's own horizontal hitbox.
    
    If Hazama lands a hit with this Astral Heat it begins his winning cutscene in
    which Hazama "transforms" into Terumi and summons hundreds (1000?) Ouroborosi.
    It ends with a gigantic Ouroboros lunging towards the screen in some actually
    rather sad 3D animation that looks like it came from 1996.
    
    The best part about this Astral Heat is hearing Hazama laugh insanely and
    seeing him as Terumi.
    
    Not to mention it's the most practical and usable Astral in the game. See 7-40.
    
    
    
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      [7-10]...Astral Heat: Hungry Darkness of 1000 Souls - Input -=-=-=-=-=-=-=<
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    Input: Winning Round, Enemy is Below 35% HP, 100 Heat, Burst Icon Available
           1-63214-3D (infinity symbol->D)
    
    Wow, look at that weird input. The first impression I got from Astral's Heat
    was "I can't believe how useless this is" due to it's input and it's lack of
    any special qualities. It can even be blocked in midair without a barrier.
    
    My second impression? "Holy shit this is the best Astral Heat in the game!"
    
    Read on.
    
    
    
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    This is what makes Hazama's Astral Heat so amazing: The ability to combo it in
    just about any combo he has via Masking. This is the only Astral Heat in the
    game that can cancel literally any basic move except 6A, 6B, and 6C.
    
    Masking is the process of slipping in the Astral Heat's inputs during other,
    usually neutral moves, then ending the string with a simple 3D and performing
    the Astral Heat.
    
    It takes a little while to wrap your head around it but once you get the hang
    of it you will be amazed how awesome it is. You will be able to cancel the
    first hit of 5C with your Astral Heat. For comboing directions see 7-40
    
    
    
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    These are the ideal times to use your Astral Heat, sorted from best to worst:
    
     1. During any combo. (seriously, not kidding, 7-40)
    
     2. Your enemy just performed a midair attack above you that they will not be
        able to recover from in time.
    
     3. Your enemy is about to rush towards with an attack. Examples include Hell's
        Fang and Carnage Scissors.
    
     4. The opponent is trying to camp you as you stand up.
    
    
    
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    Hazama is one of the very few characters in this game that can effortlessly
    combo an Astral Heat on -any- move.
    
    If you can perform your Astral and you land a comboable hit, end the game with
    style!
    
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    Input
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        "Behold! The 1337 Astral Heat combo!"*
    1.  5A, 5A, 5B, 3C, 214D.C, 66.5C1, 2C, 4D, 1-63214-3D
    
    2.  "Wow how do you do that?!" "I'm just that fast *shades*"**
        (1-6-63214), 5C1(counter), [3D]
    
        "Falling Darkness of a 1000 Souls"
    3.  214D.B(counter), 5D.D, 5C1, l5C1, 4D, 1-63214-3D
    
    4.  "Venomous Sword of 1000 Souls"
        236D(counter) near wall, (1-63214), 5C1, [3D]
    
    5.  "4B+C of a 1000 Friend Requests after the Match"
        4B+C, 5D.ddD, 5C1, l5C1, 4D, 1-63214-3D
    
    6.  "I can't do combo 4 I always end up doing Hungry Coils instead :("***
        4B+C, 5D.D, dd5C2, l1C, (1)D****, [63214-3D]
    
    7.  "Wind Serpent's Hungry Darkness"
        21478B(counter), (1)66[3214-3D]
    
    8.  "Bloody Fangs of Darkness"
        236C, (1-63214), 5B, [3D]
    
    9.  "Rising Fang of Darkness"
        214D.A(counter), 66.2A, 5B, 3C, 1-63214-3D
    
    10. "It's easy and I don't care."
        Anytime during any combo at close range on the ground, 3C, 1-63214-3D
    
    11. "It's really easy and I really don't care."
        4B+C throw opponent into corner at close range, 1-63214-3D
        OR
        B+C near wall, 1-63214-3D
    
       *The damage counter freezes on "9 hits, 1337 damage" during the entire
        Astral Heat cutscene, winning this combo 1st place.
    
       **Only works on counter for 5C, works whenever with 5B. 5C does not work on
         all characters as well, so replace 5C with 5B for less coolness and more
         dependability. Works well after an enemy misses a move like Magna Tech
         Wheel.
    
       ***Bear in mind that your direction will reverse during this combo!
    
       ****This actually performs the same function as 2 EXCEPT using 1 serves as a
          mask for the Astral Heat!
    
    
        Damage      Hits          Difficulty    Rating
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    1.  1337         9             ****          ******
    
    2.  whocares     whocares      *****         *****
    
    3.  whocares     whocares      *****         *****
    
    4.  whocares     whocares      *****         *****
    
    5.  etc.         etc.          etc.          etc.
    
    
    
    
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      [OMG]...Oh My God!! Hazama -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<
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    This is it, the pivotal section of absolutely insane Hazama stunts. Do not read
    this unless you are prepared to take the plunge into the depths of hell (or
    something like that).
    
    Adding more as it comes to me, like everything else...
    
    
    
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    The first step on our quest to the absolute destruction of our opponents, the
    tech traps Hazama uses are much more fiddly than other characters, but they can
    be extremely difficult to predict, much less prevent.
    
    Note that I have these listed in specific combos, but they can used at anytime
    you can set yourself up for them. That might sound vague but if you're even
    reading this section you better be comfortable with Hazama already anyway.
    
    What's so awesome about these traps is whenever you cancel Ouroboros with C
    your opponent will tech and end up facing the WRONG direction!
    
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    FORWARD OR BACKWARD TRAPS - Most common form of air tech, high success rate.
    
    NEUTRAL TRAPS             - Uncommon but people who tech Neutral will avoid
                                your other traps, use these instead.
    
    Input
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       "Forward or Backward Trap"
    1. 5C, 3C, 214D.CS, 66.5Cs, 2C, 4D.D, 5D(miss), Enemy Techs, .D, Midair B+C,
       4D.dD, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
       "Forward or Backward Trap - Variant"
    2. 5C, 3C, 214D.CS, 66.5Cs, 2C, 4D.D, 5D.D, Enemy Techs, Midair B+C, 2D(miss).D
       l5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B 
    
       *The Midair 5D can be extremely difficult to hit on some characters. The
        rest is easier to time though.
    
    
       "Neutral Trap"
    3. 5C, 3C, 214D.CS, 66.5Cs, 2C, 4D.D, 4D.D, Enemy Techs, Midair B+C, 2D(miss).D
       l5C, 2C, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B   
    
         Damage                 Hits             Difficulty    Rating
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    1.   2168+3218=5378         8+19=27          *****         *****
    
    2.   2370+3007=5377         9+18=27          ******        *****
    
    3.   2329+3218=5547         9+18=27          *****         *****
    
    
    
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    This probably Hazama's most difficult combo in the entire game. It begins by
    scoring a counter hit with Venom Sword while standing as close as possible to
    your opponent with no possible space between you. After that you follow it up
    with an ungodly fast fdcSIR (5-11) that has absolutely no room for even a
    single frame to pass before you input it against the difficult characters. Some
    of the difficult characters require a "super" fdcSIR.
    
    1. "True Venom Sword"
        !!!SUPER HELPFUL TIP!!!
           HOLD DOWN 6B WHEN YOU FINISH SERPENT'S INFERNAL RAPTURE!!
           There is no room for a single frame of delay between Venom Sword's
           recovery and a forward-dash SIR but holding down a button will make the
           game repeat that input for the next 5 frames or so, use this to perform
           moves with no frame gaps!
    
        IMPORTANT:
        I have confirmed this working on the following characters:
        Arranged Top to Bottom Most Difficult to Least
    
        *The Insane characters are so hard I'm counting how many times I have
         successfully used it on them.
    
        Insane                            Easy
        ----------------------------      ----------------------------
        Arakune         1 success         Makoto Nanaya
        Tsubaki Yayoi*  6 successes       Iron Tager
        Hazama          7 successes       Taokaka
        Lambda-11       6 successes       Litchi Faye-Ling
        Carl Clover     9 successes       Haku-Men
                                          Rachel Alucard  
                                          Jin Kisaragi  
                                          Noel Vermillion
                                          Ragna-the-Bloodedge
                                          Bang Shishigami
    
    
        *Her "skidding" animation is beyond stupid.
    
        I have not yet been able to ever make this work on:
    
        Valkenhayn R. Hellsing (didn't know the old fart was that dextrous)
        mu-12 (weird I know, you'd think Lambda-11 would have the same hit box)
    
        INPUT:
    
        236D(counter) maximum closeness, (236236), fastest possible input [6B],
        backstep, 5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A, 4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B.
    
    2.  "Venomous Torture"
         236D(counter) maximum closeness, (236236), fastest possible input [6B],
         backstep, d6D, 623D, (236236), [6B], backstep, d5D.D, 5C1, l5C, 4D.A,
         4D.A, 4D.D, 5Cs, 9.5Cs, 214B
    
    
        Damage                 Hits             Difficulty     Rating
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    1.  5215                   20               *******        *****
    
    2.  8096                   24               *******        *****

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