Tatsunoko Vs Capcom
		   Ultimate All Stars!
		Tekkaman Blade Guide
     	Written by Atlas of Team Supernovas


<If you wish to use this guide outside of Gamefaqs.com simply ask ^_^>

Note: If you have any information you may want to add, feel free to email me
(see bottom) and I can add the info for you. You will be credited appropriately.
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 Table of Contents
0 - Version History & Changes
I - Intro 
  - Why Blade?
  - Pros and Cons

II - Basic Tekkaman Blade Info
  - Normals
       - Ground
       - Aerials
  - Specials
  - Supers

III - Combos
  - BnB
  - A-BnB

IV - Strategies for T-Blade

V - Credits & Contact Info
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		   --- 0. Version History ---

1.0 - 6th, Feb 2010 - Sat down with a drink, prepped for TvC guide writing. 
    - Added Intro and started basics.
    - Finished ground part of basics. 
    - Finished All Basics
    - Finished Specials and Supers.
    - Added combos and some strategies.

1.1 - 7th, Feb 2010 - edited some things
    - Changed basic info around and added to it
    - Added Taunts, colors and intros
    
1.2 - 8th, Feb 2010 - more fixes
    - decreased line length for fitting
	
1.3 -a dded some combos and changed the line sizes

1.4 - 16th, Feb 2010 - new combo
	- More editing and line reduction

To come
    - Refined edit
    - Gathering more information
    - Tidying up any loose areas
	- Adding properties to normals, specials and supers.

Never ending 
    - Searching for combos
    - Editing and cleaning
    - Prettifying everything

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			--- I. Intro ---

Greetings fellow gamers! Welcome to Atlas' guide on Tekkaman Blade.

Here I plan on covering everything that is the speedy character; T-Blade. 

Why I chose to play T-Blade: Simple, nostalgia.
I only chose to play as him because I knew who he
 was from the anime, but once I started to play I quickly found
out that his speed and combos make him an extraordinary fighter.
His speed coupled with his ability to cross up with Falchion will keep
even the most defensive player on their toes for if they aren't paying
attention, they will be eating a combo with plenty of sides.

Pros of T-Blade
   - Excellent speed and damage
   - High cross up ability
   - Great range
   - Very nice combo ability
   - High normal jump.

Cons of T-Blade
   - Odd ground and air dash
   - Cross up methods can be unsafe
   - Unsafe supers on block. 
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		--- II. Basic Tekkaman Blade info ---

Real name: Takaya Aiba./ D-Boy (Dangerous Boy)
Height: 7'6 (In armor)
Weight: 178 lbs (In armor)
Origin: Space Knight Tekkaman Blade
Best characteristics - Speed and range
Worst characteristics - Range can make combos hard to get into without
a corner.

Intros:
Tekkaman jumps into battle with his trusty lance while yelling either;
"TEK SETTA!"(Tek Set!),
"TEKKAMAN BURADO!" (Tekkaman Blade)
"Tekkaman...Datou?" (Tekkaman...Right?) <Vs Tekkaman>

Taunt: 
Blade holds the lance forward while either saying "Kakatte Koi!" (Come!) or Ha!

Colors:

1: Standard blade with white and red armor.
2: White and blue armor.
3: White and green armor.
4: Black and red armor.

		   Movelist
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I'm assuming that the reader already knows the basic terminology and
inputs of the game, so I'll save some time and jump straight into this. 

(Note: I'm familiar with the ABC system,
so I will refer to L = A, M = B, H = C ) 

Format: 

Attack (Dmg in billions)
Description
Range (1-5. 1 being shortest)
Speed (1-5. 1 being slowest)

		  Normals:
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Ground:

5A:  (.94)
Blade stabs his opponent with his hand quickly. 
Range: 2-3
Speed: 3

2A: (.94)
While ducking, Blade angles his hand upwards 
towards the opponent with a quick thrust.
Range: 2
Speed: 2
 
5B: (1.8)
Blade snaps his lance in half and slaps the taste
out of his opponent's mouth with them before reconnection.
Range: 3
Speed: 2

2B: (1.78)
Blade scoots forward while kicking the opponent.
This moves Blade forward which increases its already long range.
Range: 4-5
Speed: 3

5C (2.85)
Blade delivers a turnaround slash with the lance.
This also moves Blade forward.
Range: 5
Speed: 2

4C  (3.08)
A lifting spin slash with the lance.
It lifts the opponent slightly. 
Range: 4-5
Speed: 2-3

2C (3.02)
A ducking, spinning stab to the knee caps
provided by the lance. Knocks down opponent.
Range: 5
Speed: 2

3C (3)
Blade slams the lance into the ground,
creating a wave of nickelodeon green energy that launches opponent.
Range:3
Speed: 3

		Throws:
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Forward (5.600)
Blade gets a bit friendly with the lance and stabs the opponent with both
ends of it before kicking them to the ground. 

Air Forward (6.936)
Blade climbs up the opponent before spinning and slashing them into the
dirt with the lance.

Backwards (5.432)
Blade flips his opponent; spatula to pancake style before flying under them
and Pele kicking them across the stage.

Air Backwards (8.691)
With one rotating smack and another with a stab this time, Blade chucks his
opponent to the ground in style.
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		    Aerial:
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J.5A  (1.8 - 1.95 depending on when hit)
Blade plants his knee into the opponent.
Range: 1-2
Speed: 5

J.5B  (1.550-1.694 Same as A regarding when hit)
Blade asserts himself with his hand, slapping the opponent.
Knocks opponent upward slightly when hit in the air.
Range: 2
Speed: 4

J.5C  ( 1 hit 2.80 - 2 hits 4.56)
Blade spins with both parts of the lance, hitting completely around him
before snapping them back together. 
Range: 3-4
Speed: 3

J.2C  (3.5)
Similar to Tekkaman's 2C, Blade falls down with the lance aimed at the ground.
Range: 1
Speed: 4



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		   Specials:
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Shamshir A - 4 hits (3.255) B - 5 hits (4.318) C - 7 hits (6.184)
Rapidly press any attack button
Blade spins the lance around his area, smacking the opponent multiple times. 
Range: 3
Speed: 4

<Okay in air>
Baselard A (2.3) B 3 hits - (4.38) C 3 hits (4.38)
236 Attack
Blade separates the lance and throws both ends at the opponent. A version
flies straight and only hits once. B flies at a 32 degree angle upward and
leads into an auto combo. C flies straight and does the same as B.
Range: 5
Speed: 3

Katzbalger A- 4 hits (3.522)  B - 5 hits (4.537)  C - 12 hits (6.495)
[2] 8 Attack
Blade spins the lance above his head, hitting multiple times and lifting the
opponent. A and B are the same with varying hits. C lifts and carries the
opponent completely across the screen.
C version causes wall bounce which can lead to combos.
Range: 3-5
Speed: 4

Falchion A - 4 hits (3.85) B - 5 hits (4.699) C - 7 hits (6.247)
214 Attack
Blade dashes foward, leaving the lance behind him as it spins until
he pulls it to him, hitting the area behind him. Can cross up.
Does more hits depending on distance from opponent, the closer, the more hits.
Range: A - 2-3, B- 3, C- 4,
Speed: 3-4


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		    Supers:
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<Okay in air>
Crash Interlude  25 hits (9.958)
236AB
Blade surrounds himself in nickelodeon green energy and smashes into the
opponent while yelling CRASH! INTERLUUUUDE!
He flies back and forth at high speed, slamming into the opponent
before ending with a display of his wings on the final 2 hits.
Range: 5
Speed: 3

Voltekka 10 hits (13.987)
623AB
Blade opens his shoulder compartments and unleashes a giant beam at
around 45 degrees. 
Range: 5 (hard to catch with without opponent being in the air)
Speed: 3-4

<Okay in air>
Omnidirectional Super Voltekka/Blastor Voltekka 16 - 32 hits(20.350 - 22.051)
63214AB
VOL!....TEKKAAA! Blade exerts a force of energy around him in a
360 degree area.
If the opponent is caught by the radius it moves to a cutscene of T-Blade
shattering his Tek crystal to unleash a hellish blast of Vol Tekka goodness.
If the 360 radius does not make contact, Blade simply fires the beam
and falls to his knees, leaving him extremely open.
Range: 4-5
Speed: 2



	VC,CaR,VA,VHC
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Variable counter (2.400)
Blade storms out of the blue yonder with his 4C animation to throw the
opponent back.

Crossover Air Raid (2.953)
Blade adds a bit of glamour to his J.5C animation which on contact
brings the assist partner in.

Variable Assist (4.333)
Blade leaps out with the B version of Baselard. Can be used in a
combo that involves knockdown to allow time to addon to said combo.

Variable Hyper Combination - When used for a VHC, Blade unleashes
his Vol Tekka super.


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		---III. Combos---
Key:
BnB - Bread n Buttah: Standard combo that you'll utilize a lot.
Baroque - Cancel tech that uses red health to deal more damage. A/B/C + P
djc - Double jump cancel. Jump out of an aerial combo
[ ] - Hold. Hold the direction or button enclosed.

The BnB I usually stick to is fairly simple and can lead into a multitude
of possibilities. 

(J.C)5A, 5B, 2B, 5C - BnB. Now with this little bitty combo,
you can chain in some amazing Tatsunical combos with the right partner.
The J.C is optional.

5A, 5B, 2B, 5C, 3C, 8/9, J.A, J.A, J.B, J.B, J.C -Aerial BnB.
This one is also a gateway dru...I mean combo. 

Now children, lets get into some heavy bang bang!

5A, 5B, 2B, 5C - Baroque - 5A, 5B, 2B, 5C, 3C, 8/9, J.A, J.A, J.B, J.B,
djc, [2]C -land- 8C: From this point you have some options here. 
	- 623AB
	- 5B, 5C, 236AB
	- 63214AB
	- 5B, 3C (Relaunch into Aerial 236AB or 236A, 63214AB)

<Caution, the timing of the J.B, J.B can be strict so if you happen to do
[2] C and it doesn't connect, a falchion can get you out of any sticky mess
that might come from the ill timing.> 

Now if you really wanna get saucy; toss in a well placed C Falchion for cross
up to start and time the BnB after the last hit of falchion. 


(Corner) J.C, 5A, 5B, 2B, 5C[2], 8B, 5A, 5B, 5C, 3C, -delay- 9, J.A, J.B,
J.B, 236A, J.B, 9, [2]C -land- 8C.

Alternate way to combo into the Katzbalger combo.
This one is rather tricky to pull off because of the charging and the delayed
jump. As soon as you press C, immediately hold down until the C's motion is
complete. Then just press 8C and watch T-Blade ventilate whoever's in the way. 

For the delay, once you launch wait about 2/3's of a second before jumping.
The key is the make sure the B connects right after the Baselard and then
press 9 then 2 almost immediately. 

If you're having problems with the 5A, 5B, 5C after Katzbalger, just remember
to press A as soon as Katzbalger ends and connecting it should be fine. 

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	---IV. Strategies for T-Blade---

Tekkaman Blade isn't you standard dash in and throw moves around
character....Mainly because his dash is angled. 
However, don't fret! For his dash can be used to get the drop
in on opponents by executing normals relatively close to the ground for
combo opportunities.

Falchion use: Now you may be thinking "Hey! Cross ups!? I'm in!" 
But let me tell you, trying ot use falchion at every turn will surely
lead to your demise. While its good in general, T-Blade is completely
vulnerable while using the attack and if ill timed, he can be thrown before
the lance spins towards the opponent.

I personally use Falchion after a whiffed J.2C, as the opponent is standing
from knockdown, after blocking a bad tag in, or after half the opponent's team
is defeated; just as the other is coming out.

Baselard: I call this the giant swatter. The B and C version
will keep them at bay, but don't just toss it about all
willy nilly or you will be the one swatted. 

In the aerial combo the A version of Baselard can combo into the
Blastor Vol tekka, but the timing and input down is strict something fierce!

Crash Interlude: This super has some of the greatest startup time I've seen
for a super. So much super flash stun that you can input the super after a
jab and it will still connect.
Though it lacks in power, it can be a great finisher to a combo to just carry
the damage over the kill point. This can be used on any successful hit of
just about all attacks T-Blade has to offer. 

In conjunction with falchion, CI can be a great fakeout tool.
Start up falchion and when your opponent begins blocking the opposite
direction to stop your advance, input the CI just before crossing over.
It leaves little to no time to react with the quick startup. 

Vol Tekka: A great anti air super with decent damage, if blocked it will 
leave T-Blade down for a second to recover. This super is best used after
the wall bounce of [2]8C

Omnidirectional Vol Tekka/Blastor Vol Tekka: An extremely damaging
level 3 super, but comes with a drawback of a pretty lengthy recovery.
The initial burst must connect for maximum damage and there are a few
ways I know of to combo into this super. 

-Wall bounce with Katzbalger: Use the BnB into the aerial combo which
leads into the C version Katzbalger. When the wall bounce occurs,
let loose the super. 

-Aerial combo: Using the A version of Baselard in the air in a combo and
quick timing, the Blastor Voltekka combos for a nice finish.
Timing is key with this one though. 

-Partner: Any partner that has a good portion of stun stapled to
their assist can help T-Blade pull the super off.
I haven't personally used a normal assist, but Soki's level 2 charge
offers enough stun to connect with the ODVT.

Shamshir:I personally don't mess with Shamshir as I rarely remember
to mash the buttons. If anyone can come up with a good method of using this,
I'd be glad to hear it. You will be credited for your contributions.

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		---V. Contact info and Credits---

Atlas(Me) - Atlas.Supernovas@hotmail.com

TvC and all of its characters are property of both Capcom and Tatsunoko
as well as Team Karas respectively. 
None of these characters belong to myself or anyone in the Supernova team.