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    Character FAQ for Yun of Street Fighter III: Third Strike
    Ver. 1.5
    by Jeff Maxwell
    
    DISCLAIMER: 
         All rights reserved.  Street Fighter: 3rd Strike, and all the
    characters in the game are copyright of Capcom.  As of this time, 
    this FAQ is in GameFAQs, and if anyone would want to put this up
    their site/page just ask the author (in this case, me). Come on, I'm
    a nice guy to talk to, and it wouldn't hurt to ask my consent now,
    would it?  If anyone sees this in a page without proper dues toward
    me, tell me at once.  They will pay...
    
    Here's a short table of contents:
    
    I. Yun (introduction)
    II. The Basics
    III. Special Attacks
    IV. Combos
    V. Super Arts
    VI. Strategy
    VII. Miscellaneous
    VIII. Things I Need To Work Out
    IX. Revision History
    X. Final Word
    
    I. YUN LEE, The White Dragon of the Wind and Clouds :
    
         From what I know, Yun and his brother Yang entered the new Street 
    Fighter tournament to help their grandparents who are running a restaurant 
    or hotel of sorts, since it's not doing too well.  Although they look the 
    same, they are different from each other in behavior; Yun's the type who 
    likes the limelight, while Yang prefers to hang out in the quiet 
    background.  Yang also seems to have a sort of inferiority complex towards 
    his brother, since he compares himself to Yun a lot.
    
         Note:  I've doubts on whether or not they are twins, because Jason 
    Shan emailed me about the anime movie.  In it Yang was older than Yun by 
    three years.  Haven't seen it yet, though.
    
         They use kung fu (The Mantis Style, to be exact) as their method of 
    fighting, an art supposedly taught to them by their grandfather (who 
    happens to be the master of the assassin's fist, Gen).  Through the course 
    of time, Yun's and Yang's styles started to differ.  In the second round 
    of SFIII, Yun seemed to emphasize more on singular power hits (Tetu 
    Zankou), while Yang switched to faster multi-hitting attacks (Torou Zan).
    Hey, they're still good at it, so who cares?
    
         In this FAQ I will try to give readers a basic knowledge of Yun
    (hey, I'm not that good, y'know) so they can hold their own when they
    try to use him. I've included Yun's basic punches and kicks, specials,
    and Super Arts, as well as some of the combos I know.
    
    
    II. THE BASICS: "Learn the ropes"
    
         What has changed in the series?  Some, and some.  Throws are per-
    formed differently now.  New characters have been added and the old
    ones have been changed a bit.  There's the new "Red Parry", where you
    immediately tap forward after blocking part of a combo and then you
    get to parry the next attack while flashing red.  And some Super Arts
    don't work the way they used to (The Messatsu Go Shoryu is more likely
    to miss now than in Second Impact when canceled from a jump-in Fire-
    ball combo) A change that can tick you off is the new Damage-Buffer
    system.  In the earlier versions, if you perform a combo before cance-
    ling the last attack into a Special/Super, the damage that the Super
    Art will do is less than what it could have done had it been done on
    its own.  Now the damage is a LOT less (reduced to near one-third) if
    you do a combo (jump-in Fierce, standing Fierce, Dragon punch *cancel*
    to the Shin Shoryuken) before a Super Art.  With Yun it's worse.
    
         What has changed with Yun? Well, Yun isn't that statue-still now
    (he bounces a bit and he's a lot less cool now), he uses open palms,
    and has gained as well as lost some moves. To those who have not yet
    seen Yun fight, this'll give you an overview of Yun's basic attacks,
    their variations, their usefulness, etc. I'll include their acronyms
    so I won't be mentioning long names anymore, OK?
    
    Jab/JP (weak punch): 
         Standing: No longer a sharp poke, Yun now hits his opponent with 
    an open palm, much like a hard shove. It comes fast, has more range 
    than his former jab, and recovers fast, but does little damage.
         Close: Yun gives the other man a quick elbow to the face. It can 
    interrupt some opponents' actions.
         Crouching: Another open palm attack instead of the poke (This has
    something to do with his new style I suppose).  Poke like crazy when 
    you're not too comfy with someone hovering near you, since this comboes 
    into the Jab Ze Sho Hohou.
         Aerial: Yun sticks out a downward elbow for the entire time he's
    airborne. Still does little damage. Combo it into a f+FP.  Useful against
    opponents that are used to parrying once only.
    
    Strong/SP (medium punch):
         Standing: Still the same: An elbow that strikes high and fast. He
    moves steps forward in doing this, thus gaining ground. Although it
    would suffice for an anti-air, most of the time you'll be losing in
    the exchange. Another sour note is that it has a pretty long recovery
    time.  Better on combos.
         Close: A quick elbow to the ribs. Best used in his combos.  It's
    possible to follow a farther SP from this one for two hits.
         Crouching: Same as in jab. You might as well stick to his crouching
    foot attacks, but hey...
         Aerial: It's a fist sticking out. Stick to his other aerials.
    
    Fierce/FP (hard punch):
         Standing: Yun promptly steps forward and sticks a fist out. Good
    priority. Use it to poke at opponents, but don't be that predictable;
    if he parries it, say hello to a Super Art.
         Close: A two-hit attack. Yun does an upward knife-like motion
    with his hand.  The first hit can be canceled to the Ze Sho Hohou (or 
    a taunt, but why do that?).
         Crouching: Two hits with open palms , one with the right, the other
    with the left. Mix it up with overheads and sweeps in footsie encounters.
    (Footsie: a kind of mind game, an informal term used by most players
    to describe a certain instance where two fighters are both crouching
    and close, and both are using ground/overhead attacks.)
         Aerial: A quick hard punch. A decent jump-in.  I'd use it for the 
    damage.
         Other: Holding forward before pressing Fierce will cause Yun to step
    forward and thrust both open palms in opposite directions, strikingly
    similar to what Long of Bloody Roar does. It knocks an opponent away,
    but is rather slow.  Don't know what to do with it.
    
    Short/SK (weak kick):
         Standing: A kick to the shin. Uses? Nothing much, 'cept warding
    them opponents away. Better used in his combos.
         Crouching: Yun stretches his nearer foot quickly to hit the op-
    ponent's foot. Used in footsie encounters.
         Aerial: An aerial side kick. It lasts the entire jump, but you
    should choose the air Forward Kick instead.
    
    Forward/FK (medium kick):
         Standing: Instead of the vertical kick Yun once did, it's now a
    kick to the side of the opponent's head. It still does a good job of
    keeping aerial attacks away, but it gets overpowered by aerials of many
    fighters given a bad timing and too much angle, and usually by deep jump-
    ins.
         Close: This is what I've been talking about. This is what Yun's
    standing FK looked like in the first and second installment of the
    series: a hard kick to the chin that can send the opponent up in the
    air for a possible juggle. A lot of possibilities can come out of this
    one.  You have to be awfully close to do this.
         Crouching: Yun uses the other foot. This has longer range than
    its SK counterpart. And it's an excellent combo starter too. I'm pretty 
    sure you'll be using this one a lot.
         Aerial: You'll probably be using this a lot (although I'd trade
    it for an aerial FP). This is perhaps Yun's most decent jump-in attack
    because of its longest range among his aerials, good priority as well
    as decent damage.
         Other: This is Yun's "Senpuukyaku".  It's basically an overhead,
    where Yun spins around and goes for a downward kick, hitting the other
    guy's head. Pros: it has more range than Yun's universal overhead, and
    some players can still be suckered into taking this kick. Cons: you
    can get sweeped while doing this, and it's a bit slower.
    
    Roundhouse/RK (hard kick):
         Standing: Yun's old Rhouse kick.  Still knocks the enemy away.
    Practically remains the same.
         Crouching: I knew it; sooner or later they will make one of Yun's
    moves suck. Why? I don't know. It's no longer that fast; Yun's sweep
    has changed from the usual Yun/Yang footsweep to a sweep like Necro's.
    You can see it coming a mile away.  Although it has good recovery time,
    sadly, it no longer moves Yun a bit forward, and it loses out to a lot
    of attacks. I would advise using the crouching FK rather than the sweep
    in footsies, but still, you'll inevitably be using it due to the extra
    hit (RK while standing), and the purpose of knocking out an opponent.
         Aerial: This is an upward kick that is best used for air-to-air
    encounters.  Unlike the aerial Fierce, this can hit opponents above you.
    
    THROWS (Joystick direction + JP and SK at the same time):
         Yun's throws do not deal great damage, but most of them toss the
    opponent away from you.
         Neutral: Yun drives his knee on the opponent's stomach a number of
    times. Rapidly press the buttons for more damage.
         Forward: A new maneuver, Yun grabs the opponent, rolls (or slides,
    I'm not sure) under the opponent, then pushes him off with both feet.
    And push hard he does!
         Back: His conventional throw. Yun places both feet on opponent's
    torso, rolls back, and flips him away.
    
    OVERHEAD (Neutral, SP + FK):
         Yun hops a bit, jabbing a fist at the opponent's head (if the oppo-
    nent's crouching). Decent speed, but a bit shorter compared to the other
    fighters' overheads.  Still, it's better than nothing.
    
    TAUNT (FP + RK):
         Yun stands straight, takes off his cap, grins, and gives it a twirl
    while saying something (to those who understand what Yun's saying, email
    me, OK?). As long as you keep on holding the two buttons, Yun will keep
    on twirling his cap.  I noticed that he does a wee bit more damage on
    the stun meter, but maybe I'm just shortsighted. Be careful though, in
    using this; Yun is very much open, and he's a bit slow in returning back
    to his stance. Do this only when the opponent's on the other side of the
    screen, or when he's dizzy, or when he taunted first.
         Just a suggestion: DON'T use this, especially when your opponent
    isn't taunting you.  If he taunted first, then you have every right to
    rub it in his face.  If you taunt a lot, you'll... I dunno, look bad to
    the public (if you really feel like taunting him ignore this) But other-
    wise, just be nice to the dimwit you're beating up, okay?
    
    III. SPECIAL ATTACKS
    
         Before I begin, you should know by now what qcf, hcb, and dp mean.
    If you don't, ask someone who knows about this.  What the heck, okay,
    I'll include the legends:
    
         qcf/qcb - D, DF, F/B a.k.a. throwing a fireball/hurricane
         hcf/hcb - Half circle F/B a.k.a. Yoga flame
         dp - F, D, DF a.k.a. doing a Dragon Punch
    
    
    Ze Sho Hohou "Technique to Move Without Stepping" - qcf + any punch
         This is Yun's "lunge punch". The stronger the punch used, the farther
    Yun's hop is, and the longer the windup.  JP makes for a sweep distance,
    SP near half the screen, and FP almost clears the screen (almost). Wind-
    up times: JP is almost instantaneous: good for surprising unsuspecting
    victims; SP is pretty decent, between JP and FP; FP has terrible starting
    time, which means it's very predictable and un-comboable. The EX version
    is good; fast and clears the entire screen.  A finisher for juggles,
    combos, etc. It has sad priority, however; it loses out to ground attacks,
    Dragon punches, etc. And don't do a Ze Sho for Super Meter filling; once
    you're blocked, you're open for a counter (kiss half your life meter good
    bye when you're up against expert opponents).
          New notes: the JP Ze Sho has excellent recovery time that even if 
    most people block it, they'll have a hard time countering.  EX versions 
    recover so fast that you will have time to block anything the opponent 
    gives you (ex. Shoto sweeps... yum).  It's a good fake move that chips.
    
    Tetu Zankou "Iron Mountain Lean" - dp + any punch
         Tetu or Tetsu, whatever.  A replacement for the fireball-ducking
    Senkyu Tai; Yun ducks, weaves, spins, SCORES! A shoulder bash, that is.
    JP has horrible range.  SP is again between JP and FP, while FP clears
    half the screen (Last time Yun hops if you use the FP version; good thing
    they changed that.).  The EX version is very useful; while going nearly
    twice as fast, Yun travels three-fourths of the screen.  This is a must
    against  fireball-happy fighters.  Another plus: it's possible to super
    cancel from this move.  Use combo #2 for best results. The odd thing is
    you are vulnerable to lower attacks; I once got tripped while in the mid-
    dle of a Tetu Zankou. 
    
    Nishou Kyaku - dp + any kick
         It still ain't as good as an anti-air, IMO.  It's basically Yang's 
    Tenshin Senkyutai w/o the roll; the Yunster does two to three quick 
    RHouse-like kicks against aerial attackers.  While it may look cool, 
    sadly, it ain't that powerful. You have to land all of the kicks to deal 
    damage ranging from decent to weak.  It's also not as invincible compared 
    to the Dragon Punches and variations, etc. You can get knocked out of this 
    if your opponent's got more altitude than you do.  It'll whoosh past the 
    heads of ducking opponents, too (the small ones at least). It's best used 
    on combos.  Or don't bother with it.
    
    Kobo Kushi "Tiger Strike"- qcb + any punch
         It's still the same: two palms thrust forward (Yang has his own
    variation of it; Byakko Soushouda) to slap the hapless victim away. It's
    more often than not used in combos, since it's cancelable to a super, but
    it's also useful in the fact that most attacks -- a lot actually -- can
    get eaten out over the Kobo Kushi; Rhino Horns, Tatsumakis, even Dragon
    Punches! And when timed right, it nullifies projectile attacks.  And if
    you still do not know, it has no EX version, but by pressing all three
    punches, Yun will do a "fake" Kobo Kushi; Mixed against waking opponents,
    this is an effective move.  A useful move overall.
         New notes: do this against waking opponents.  The priority is 
    awesome!
    
    Raigeki Shu - df + any kick while in air
         Death from Above: Yun's dive kick, angle kick, or whatever it is you
    want to call it.  The stronger the kick used, the less steep the angle of
    the dive;  SK yields an almost vertical head stomp, FK makes you look like
    you're gonna step on their feet, and RK travels the longest, almost half
    the screen.  They changed it so that opponents take less time to recover
    and now, it's harder to connect combos starting from a RK Raigeki Shu.
    So, FK would have to do. Don't use it ALL THE TIME, however, you'll get
    parried one way or another.  Weak damage, but if used alternating with
    jump-ins you can make it hard to parry the Raigeki.  A useful tactic
    against human opponents: Fake with a SK Raigeki.  They'll either want to
    parry or counter your dive (they think it's a FK Raigeki Shu), but then
    they will meet up with air.  Gets them everytime.
    
    Zenpuu Tenshin "Forward Roll" - qcb + any kick
         Due to the new damage buffering regarding Super Arts, you'll might
    elect on using it sparingly.  This is the flip move; Yun reaches out to
    grab the opponent, and if successful, he does a somersault over the
    opponents, leaving him open for a second or less for any attack you see
    fit.  There's a catch, though: it counts as an extra hit; therefore,
    doing a Super Art (You Hou for instance) or a combo cuts the damage by
    nearly half.  Darn it, When I first used this in 3rd Strike, I followed
    it with a You Hou, just to end the match with a spectacular finish.
    Heck, the guy's still alive! DON'T do this when you're far away; Yun'll
    almost lose his balance for a second (all the while looking like a fool)
    and leaving him WIDE open for a death blow. 
         NOTE: Can anyone use the Zenpuu Tenshin to make the computer look
    like crap?  Makoto can use her grab attack to knock the opponent sense-
    less.  Q also has a similar technique.  Can Yun also do that?  Somehow I 
    don't think so...
    
    IV. COMBOS AND JUGGLES
    
    Legend:
    st - standing   b - back        AP - any punch
    cr - crouching  f - forward     AK - any kick
    ji - jump-in
    
    Specialty Combos:
    
    A. stSP->stFP->bFP(cancel into a Super)
    
         Well, this is Yun's basic everyday combo. Now the Jab won't be able
    to start this combo.  The combo has one blind spot, however: the third hit
    (stFP) can no longer hit the smaller opponents when they are crouching
    (Ibuki, Oro, Elena, Chun Li, etc).  The last hit (Yang's Byakko Soushouda.
    What's it doing here?) can be canceled into any of Yun's Super Arts.
    Decent damage all throughout, but the Super Art's damage will be horribly
    reduced to a fraction of its original.
         Should you use it?  Yes, but alternate it with his other combos/ 
    pokes.  You wouldn't want people to think this's the only combo you know, 
    right?  Plus there's the fact that unless the opponent knows how to red 
    parry, you're pretty much safe in any case after doing this combo.
    
    B. stJP->stSK->stSP->Ze Sho/Tetu/Nishou
    
         It's Yun's very flashy alternative combo to combo A.  I'm still not
    sure of whether the Nishou Kyaku can connect in lieu of the Ze Sho (new:
    yup, it's possible...)Well, anyway, the Tetu Zankou version can also be
    canceled into a Super Art.  Caution: the first hit will not hit crouching
    opponents (except maybe Hugo?), so be careful.  Flashy's the word.
         Should you use it?  Of course!  It has enough oomph to make a lot
    of stun damage, and its flashiness makes it look even more deadly.  But 
    be aware of the "blind spot".  If you make a mistake, it's you who'll be 
    crying in the end.
         Notes: This also has excellent safety, meaning even if the other guy 
    blocks it, it will be difficult for him to counter effectively.
    
    C. crRK->stRK
    
         If Yang has three kicks, Yun made up with this one.  The second hit
    launches the opponent far away from Yun, so if you don't like them being
    too close, this will keep them away. And for those who like to parry and
    counter, chances are they'll attack after parrying the sweep, leaving them
    open for the kick to the stomach.
    
    Other Combos:
    
         A. stSP -> Ze Sho(XceptFP)/FKNishou
         B. crFK -> Ze Sho 
         C. crJP 3x -> Ze Sho (This usually occurs when you're frantically
    trying to ward the opponent away. Amazingly, it's quite effective.)
         D. crFK -> FKNishou
         E. stSP -> EXTetu
         F. crSP -> crFP
         G. jiJP -> forward+FP. Note: If your opponent likes to parry your 
    jump-ins, the second hit will hit him square in the mug.
    
         Actually, almost any special move can follow a stSP.
    
    Juggles:
    
         I only know a few juggles, but I'm really sure there are lots of
    them. Some of the juggles I know branch from the You Hou. E-mail me if
    you have done, or at least seen, a juggle that's not here, OK?
         Thanks to YunLeeSFIII@aol.com, Ernest Yu, and SAL, the juggles 
    section has increased in size!  These guys really know Yun...
    
         After FK(close), Ze Sho
         After FK(close), stRK/stFK
         After Tetu Zankou, if opponent flies to the air, jiFK
         EX Nishou Kyaku, FK Nishou Kyaku
         RK Nishou Kyaku, You Hou (only the second hit of the NK must connect.
                Also, timing is crucial for all the hits of You Hou to hit.)
         In corner, Kobokushi, JP Ze Sho Hohou
         In corner, EX Tetu Zankou, JP/EX Ze Sho Hohou
         You Hou juggles
         Genei Jin juggles
    
    V. SUPER ARTS
    
    I. You Hou (qcf, qcf + AP) "Flying Roast"
         "Your jaw! Did I break it with my You Hou?"
    
         Still Yun's best, most powerful, Super Art.  Three hits consisting
    of: a one hit close FP, followed by a Tetsu Zankou, propeling the opponent
    up into the air, and for the last touch, an outstretched fist sending the
    poor victim to orbit.  Having a moderately long bar, it can be charged
    once.  You can use this as a wake up move, but more often it comes after
    a combo.  You may have seen Yun players perform the You Hou after combos
    1 or 2 (Tetu Zankou version) or after a successful Zenpuu Tenshin.  In
    Third Strike, the combos sap the main damage of the You Hou, reducing it
    to about half of its original damage.
    
         You may have noticed that sometimes the last hit of the You Hou comes
    out a bit earlier than usual.  I think it's the computer's adjusting when
    it thinks that the first few hits did not connect.  Sometimes it still
    hits, but more often than not it comes out too early, when the opponent's
    still in the peak of their... elevation.  You'll probably encounter this
    when you try to catch a jumping opponent.
    
         Bonus:  After giving your opponent a You Hou, a fraction of his life
    bar still remains.  What to do?  Don't worry, you can wipe off the 
    remainder with an immediate SP Tetu Zankou, followed by a Ze Sho Hohou for 
    additional damage.  If you end up in a corner and you connect with the 
    shoulder charge, you'll switch sides with the opponent, and you'll still 
    be able to squeeze in an extra close Forward before ending with the Ze 
    Sho.  If the timing's too hard, content yourself with a single Ze Sho or a 
    Super Jump + any attack.  Send me some more variations.
    
         Should you use it?  Yes!  Even if it's a bit short-ranged, it is very 
    powerful, plus with it you can utilize your combos a lot.  The follow-up 
    juggles are cool too.
    
    II. Sourai Rengeki (qcf, qcf + AP)
    
         The combo attack has been changed, a bit.  Instead of hitting the
    opponent twice with the same elbow, Yun now alternates elbows while doing
    a small leap forward.  That's all.  It's still pretty weak,  and the 
    damage-sapping combo (and if you use specialty combo A, not all the hits 
    will connect, to add, unless you omit the last blow) doesn't help either.  
    This can be charged up to three times, so it would be advisable for EX 
    happy users as the ideal Super Art.  Ummm... oh, and as always, the Sourai
    Rengeki stops short if the first two elbows do not connect (like Ken's
    Shippu Jinrai Kyaku after five hits).  Looks cool though.
    
         Should you use it in a VS. human match?  Yes!  The large amount of chi you 
    stock up makes it ideal for fireball throwing jerks (I have to agree that Shotos 
    shouldn't use the fireball anymore.  Read some Ryu/Akuma FAQs if you want to 
    know why.) If they don't stop throwing Hadokens, even with you parrying them and 
    all, send a hint and EX Tetsu Zankou them.  That should help them regain their 
    senses.  Also, the EX Ze Sho Hohou, like I said, is a good fall move.  It gets 
    you close without making you that open.  Then any slow attack by your opponent 
    is very punishable by a Sourai Rengeki.  Whoo Hooo!
    
         New:  SAL, also a Yun player, prefers the Sourai Rengeki, and with 
    good reason:
    
         "First off, the You-Hou may look good in combos, but it loses a LOT 
    of damage when you use it that way. Seriously, (JP> SK> SP> JP Tetsu) with 
    the Sourai-Rengeki doesn't do too much less than (SP> FP> bFP) with the 
    You-Hou, and I find it a lot easier to pull off. The Sourai-Rengeki is 
    also practically invincible, so it makes a great defensive tool (which Yun 
    really needs). It does a lot of damage on its own too... about 70-75% of a 
    You-Hou on its own. And considering you get three Sourai-Rengeki, you 
    also get tons of EX moves if you want it. Being so offensive you tend to 
    charge it up to three bars within one round of a match, so there's no 
    worry about not getting to take advantage of this either."
    
    
    III. Genei Jin (qcf, qcf + AP)
    
         Yun sort of pumps himself up as Yun images appear and follow his 
    lead. Unlike Yang's Seiei Enbu, Yun's afterimages are greenish. It's like 
    what you would do with a Custom Combo.  With the Genei Jin, the recovery 
    time of Yun's normals will be reduced.  Also, it causes enemies to be more 
    on the defensive side; start exploiting.  Too bad the meter's not that 
    long, eh? Note: the damage it does ain't that big. but since the bar is 
    short, you can use the Super Art for as much as four times in a single 
    round (or even more...).
    
         You can juggle opponents with it: after a close FK (the juggle kick),
    repeatedly do Ze Sho Hohou, and then as the meter winds down, set the poor
    guy up again with another close FK, and either a Tetsu or a Ze Sho will
    do nicely. But the maneuver Combo no. 1->super cancel into the Genei Jin -
    >juggle has to be done IN THE CORNER.
    
         Should you use this? Well, when you activate it, most of the time,
    your human opponent starts running away and defends.  Why are they afraid
    of this? Use you imagination and confuse 'em.  Footsies?  You bet.
    
    VI. STRATEGY
    
    AGAINST HUMANS
    
         Umm, I don't know what to write in this section.  That's because
    there are so many types of opponents in the world.  Well, maybe I could
    give a few pointers:
    
         Parrying - Mastering parrying is an essential part of the Street
    Fighter III world.  By now, you should have learned a good bit of how
    to parry.  Fireballs and the like are the easiest to parry, and you will
    soon be able to parry multi-hitting attacks (It's like parrying twice
    in a steady beat between heartbeats--lub dub, lub dub), once you get the
    hang of consecutive parries (EX Hadokens, Dudley's Machine gun blows,
    Shinkuu Hadokens, and the like).  For Yun, if you can't counter it,
    parry it.  Anticipation is key especially in air parries (remember that
    time when you can't get a single combo in 'coz he's always doing the 
    Dragon Punch on you?  This will get you even with him...)
    
         Throwing - Throwing has become an important strategy play here.
    Defensive players (Remy/Chun Li/sometimes Shotokan players) often use
    it after either blocking or parrying an aerial attack (Usually it's
    your Raigeki Shu), and it's quite difficult to escape a throw with that
    strategy (If anyone knows how to counter this strategy, other than at-
    tempting to throw your opponent too, e-mail me; I can't seem to defend
    against it).  Sometimes the throw interrupts some winding specials (Rhino
    Horns, starting Fireballs, etc), and because the only possible way to es-
    cape it is by counter-throwing at the same time, you should learn to ex-
    ploit it.  You might elect on using this kind of strategy, but it could
    make you look like a cheap (and you wouldn't want that, would you?)
    
         As a general rule, Yun players shouldn't be staying still.  Use Yun's
    speed as an edge over your opponents.  Change sides with your opponents
    a lot, especially using your RK Raigekis.  If your opponent was blocking
    and you end up in the opposite side, chances are he'll keep on holding
    the stick to the right(or left, whichever side he's facing). He'll then
    be wide open for your attack.  There's no such thing as a defensive Yun.
    Except for Gill, of course.
    
         FAKE.  Especially when your opponents are down and about to get up, 
    super jump towards them, then instead of attacking, do a Short Raigeki, to 
    avoid the anti-air wake-up move.  They'll want to Dragon Punch you out of 
    your jump-in, but your almost vertical Raigeki will duck under.  Wait for 
    them on their way down, then combo.  It's satisfying to see someone fall 
    for it.  EX Ze Shos are currently my fave because many think that Yun is 
    open after one of these.  So I give them an out-of-nowhere EX for them to 
    block, then I quickly crouch-block.  Almost always they will throw or 
    sweep you, then after blocking, a 2-in-1 Ze Sho or a Sourai will be good.
    
         The Psyche Factor: this can be an advantage in your fights.  I once
    fought a Remy player who likes to throw me after blocking my aerials. I'm
    not very good against such strategy, but ever since I was able to throw
    him in two consecutive instances (by chance), he has hesitated to use the
    throw strategy until the end of the match (which I won luckily:)). If you
    can either a) make your opponents underestimate you until you show your
    real fangs in the final round, or b) by careful timing or by pure luck
    snuff his strategy several consecutive times, your match is half-won al-
    ready.
    
         Moves to have in your arsenal:
         The EX Tetsu Zankou for fireballing players.
         EX Ze Sho Hohous.  I love 'em.
         FK Raigeki Shu. Aim for the thighs or the foot to land a successful
    combo.  Dive Kick early, block their Dragon Punch, combo them to kingdom
    come.  You know the routine.
         The ever handy crFK.  Coupled with the universal overhead for crazy
    mix-ups, or a set-up for a Ze Sho Hohou.
         The Senpuukyaku.  Turtling people find this annoying (some Kens
    like to sit down and wait for you to jump in so that they can nail a
    Dragon punch.  Move forward, Senpuukyaku, back off. Repeat until the 
    turtles wake up or get KO'd.)
         The Kobo Kushi.  Play with it against waking opponents.  They'll eat 
    it full if they ever try to counter.
         stFK. Strangely, it wards jump-ins quite well (also against Dudley,
    whose jump happens to be quite low.) If it doesn't, start parrying.
         Unless you have fully mastered the art of super-cancelling, I'd 
    suggest the Sourai Rengeki or the Genei Jin first.  The You Hou is only
    effective up close.
         The moving recovery: if you get knocked off your feet, tap Down the
    moment your back hits the pavement.  Yun will quicky roll to his stance.
    This throws off the timing of any impending jump-in the opponent wants to 
    dish out.
    
         What to do when the opponent's down?
         A) You can wait for him to stand, then start a footsie barrage with 
    an overhead.  Some opponents low-block the moment they stand up, thinking 
    you'll start with a footsweep, but hey...
         Cons: Dangerous against those guys with high priority Super Arts 
    (it's gonna hurt).
    
         B) You can still wait for him to stand, with Yun pacing to and fro, 
    then the moment his feet touch the ground, duck and do the 2-in-1 Ze Sho 
    combo.  They'll think you're gonna start with an overhead, so hey...
         Cons: Still be aware of the Dragon Punch wake-ups (and the like).
    
         C) Wind up a Kobo Kushi to time with his recovery.  At first they'd 
    think a Dragon Punch can stop you, but noooo...
         Mix this with fake Kobo Kushis, and throw the other guy as he stands 
    there blocking.  Confusion is the solution.
         Cons: They'll probably get used to it.  I'm not sure if you can still 
    get thrown if you're crouching, but if not, then watch out if they crouch 
    the moment they stand up.  You'll be open for a counter.  And also, timing 
    is essential.  Too early or too late will render it useless.
    
         D) Better yet, don't do anything.  Frantic opponents crank the sticks 
    like mad as they stand up, thereby telegraphing their next move (a Super 
    Art or a high priority move).  Block/parry, and counter.
    
         SAL also has an effective strategy using Yun:
    
         "First off, his crouching Forward into Zesshou-Hohou combo is just 
    incredible in terms of speed and priority.  Usually after jumping in with 
    the Reigeki-Shuu I'll try the (Jab->Short->Strong->JP TetsuZankuu), ending 
    it without the Super if they block. Right after the Tetsuzankuu, which 
    they'll likely be blocking high, I'll throw in (crFK-> JP Ze Sho). Even if 
    they block this one, the Jab Zesshou-Hohou leaves them with such a small 
    opening to counter after blocking that I rarely see anyone do anything 
    about it even when they see it coming.  Then when I'm in close it's time 
    to use F + Forward and his (universal overhead) to throw them off of low 
    blocking, then go for the two-hitter again. That low Forward Kick is so 
    fast that if they literally try ANY kind of attack (except some Supers) 
    they'll get hit out of it first. That two-hitter is easy to pull off all 
    the time, and it knocks down too. Then you're free to try another jump-in 
    or whatever. It's all in the reaction time... I've seriously killed well 
    experienced players in like 10 seconds with this guy."
    
    
         Okay, okay... Since I've fought with some characters a number of 
    times already, here are some overall tips to help:
    
         AKUMA/GOUKI  - We all know his potential cheapness: air fireballs all
    over the place, repeated hurricane kick/dragon punch combos, etc. Surprise
    him by meeting him in the air before he throws an air fireball. Utilize
    his vulnerability after a blocked hurricane kick.  And when he's on the
    defensive, a mix of overheads, crFK, sweep, and senpukyakuus will do.  And
    lone jabs after a succesful sweep betray an incoming Raging Demon/Blackout
     /Shin Goku Satsu/Whatever-you-call-it; start jumping.  Your 
    ability to parry in the air will be put to use here.
    
         The more dangerous Akuma user rarely uses fireballs and lone 
    hurricane kicks.  He stays on the offensive, dive-kicks into combos and 
    knows how to parry your Raigeki Shu.  Don't turtle out or stay on one 
    place. Instead, MEET HIM HEAD-ON.   As I've said, parrying is essential 
    here: parrying jump-ins, fireballs, dragon punches. You could knock him 
    down, then take the risk of launching an attack the moment Akuma gets up. 
    More likely he'll try to Dragon punch you, but the dive kick should prove 
    to be faster (should, but not will.  You could opt for a parry jump or 
    fake). Whoever hits first will probably be the winner.  
    
         Usually when he's on the losing end, he starts playing cheap (air
    fireballs, teleports to escape you, air Tatsumaki->ground Tatsumaki/Shoryu
    ken). Actually, this is your opportunity to finish him.  Use tactics for
    cheap players above.  His blocked crRK leaves him open for any of your
    speedy attacks.  You're lucky since he takes a LOT of damage.
    
         RYU - A very ugly fight.  You're in a disadvantage here because one
    of your combos will equal two hits from him.  EX Tetsu Zankous will stop
    him from throwing fireballs, if parrying won't.  You'll rarely see a good
    Ryu player do a stray Hurricane Kick, so counter as soon as he misses.
    Some Ryu players are clever enough to throw a follow-up Shinkuu Hadoken
    in case you block the first, so be careful.  And in case he uses the Shin 
    Shoryuken, he'll want to use it as a wake up move, so jump early and block 
    as soon as you reach the ground (make sure you reach the ground before Ryu 
    stands up, but make it appear that you were trying to make a jump-in 
    combo). New: the stFK will do against his not-so-deep jump-ins, but watch 
    out for parries!
    
         KEN - A lot like your Ryu fight, but he has less power and more
    speed. And he's still slower than you are. Expect a lot of jump-in combos,
    Dragon Punches for anti-air, EX fireballs,and Shinpuu-Jinrai-Kyakus for
    Super Arts (along with the Shinryu-Ken).  Ken likes his jiFP->SP->FP-> 
    Hadoken->Shippu-Jinrai-Kyaku, so know when to counter to shut him up(Note:
    Omitting the Super Art, you actually recover in time before he throws his
    fireball in the above combo.  Parry and Counter.). Engage him in footsies
    and DON'T LET UP in your mix-ups, to throw him off his tempo.  He likes
    to counter in his getting-up stage, so use the same tactic as you did on
    Ryu.  He's wide open after a blocked or missed Shoryuken/any Super Art,
    so counter accordingly.  And finally, the air parry will come in handy in
    the match, when it goes down the line. Should be an even fight.
    New: the stFK can annoy him when he tries to jump at you.
    
         CHUN LI - Ahhh... the lady in blue's back (finally), but she's not
    just there for eye candy; she's a major pain in the behind.  Often using
    the Lightning Leg Super, she also effectively counters your jump-ins with
    a standing punch, if not block or parry your attack and slam you to the
    ground. The throw is one of Chun Li's main weapon in the match, and she
    won't hesitate to use it often. And when you're left with a fraction of
    life left, and down, she'll automatically launch a fireball=>super cancel
    into the Super (she's not taking any chances, is she?).  Play according
    to her game and you'll most likely lose.  And you wouldn't want to know
    my record against Chun Li fighters either... (groan)
    
         What should you do?  Keep her guessing.  Punish every mistake she
    makes; a wasted opportunity can cost you the match.  EX Ze Sho Hohous
    can make up for blocking her sweep.  She thinks she can throw you; throw
    her first. She expects a Raigeki; do a jump-in.  She expects a jump-in;
    air parry.  If you get close, don't let up in your footsie barrage.
    And use your You Hou sparingly; you miss, you're dead.  The Genei Jin's 
    probably better.
    
         SEAN - For starters, he still has no fireball (He doesn't even have
    Dan's Gadoken) and his specials can be seen a mile away, especially that
    Ryu Bi Kyaku move.  Even his Dragon Smash has slowed considerably.  Poor
    guy. The main technique of the Sean player (usually) is to rely on his
    normals, which usually match Ken's in terms of damage.  But take care not
    to get hit by a close-up Tornado. It has got to hurt.  Anyway, in case
    you do get hit, immediately do a Super Art afterwards.  He won't be able
    to block it (most of the time).
    
         IBUKI - Another God-sent cute babe, along with Chun Li to fighting
    (sigh). Mock me if you want, but she's one hot fighting gal. Cute face,
    cool moves, nice curves... Man, I wish I had a girlfr-- oops... sorry.
    Well, anyway, back to the topic.
    
         She matches, even surpasses (I think) Yun in speed, and she's got a 
    lot of combos, but I have to agree with everyone else that she deals weak 
    attacks.  Example: She combos Ryu twice, then Ryu counters with a simple 
    standing Fierce --> Shoryuken combo. Result?  Ryu's back on top.  Yun is 
    fast, but his attacks deal more damage than Ibuki's, so that's your main 
    advantage against her. Don't mind the dagger; just cough on it and it gets 
    deflected.  Stop the farther of her jump-ins with a St Forward, and I 
    rarely see Ibuki players jump deep.  Her new teleport/somersault is kinda 
    lame 'cause the only attack I've seen connected to this is another dagger.  
    Her open spots include  blocked  Kubioris  (special attack where she 
    slides, comes out behind you and snaps your neck), and those Kazekiris 
    (Ibuki's kick version of the Dragon Punch) and Super Arts missed.  Her 
    Yoroi Doushi when blocked is still hard to counter because of the gap that 
    she creates between her and you in the process, so content yourself with 
    an EX Ze Sho Hohou.  The new Art that she has, the Yami Shigure (the pin-
    your-shadow-and-runs-at-you-ala-Blue-Mary-of-KOF)  has to be blocked low 
    so stay alert.  She'll want to surprise you. New: Unfortunately for Ibuki, 
    the Yami Shigure does not hit close, so she won't be able to pull it off 
    when you're real close. Whew.
    
         There's no way to lose against her, even when you get beaten up.
    Hey, no one manages to encounter a beautiful ninja and survived, eh?
    
         MAKOTO - You'd think she's just another Shotokan clone because of
    her gi (She reminds me of Akane Tendo, by the way).  That is, until you
    get to fight her.  Her main arsenal consists of her Hayate (the blinding
    fast dash punch) and her grab-and-choke-you maneuver.  She's open after
    a blocked Hayate, so don't expect her to use it openly; she'll most
    likely use it in combos.  Don't let her get too close to you, or she'll
    grab-and-choke you, and if you still do not know, it still leaves you
    on your feet but you are wide open for any follow-up she wants (either a
    Hayate or a Super Art).  A maneuver that can get you confused is her
    Hayate -> grab-n-choke -> combo to Hayate -> repeat.  It's not a conti-
    nuous combo, but it relies on your instinct to block after you get hit.
    The computer can't find a way to counter the cheap technique, but for-
    tunately, you can. If in case you got hit by a Hayate and you sense that
    she'll try to grab you again, jump back or up, and you'll be able to 
    escape. A newer tactic I've encountered is the fake, fake... then dash-
    and-throw.  Then she hangs around you while you're down, then either grabs 
    you or pokes you or does the Oroshi (her karate chop attack).
    
         Her Super Arts are not that hard to avoid.  Her punch-you-in-the-
    groin-and-combo-you needs to be done close, and is rather slow, so you'll
    be fine.  Just block it, and she'll be open for a long time, but if you
    miss the right timing you're the one who's gonna get creamed.  Her Abare
    Tosanami (Maximum-Spider-Kick look-alike) Super hits you high, so DON'T
    block low.  Wait for her to finish, then beat her.  As in her first Super
    Art, once she's blocked, she'll be open for quite some time.  Her third
    Super Art almost doubles her attacking power, but in return, she won't be
    able to block anything; that's your advantage.  But someone won't use
    this without knowing how to parry, and in the end, just wait for her to
    attack, and bash at her.
    
         DUDLEY - He's fast and powerful and should never be underestimated.
    There's a combo of his that does an incredible amount of damage  and stun
    damage as well (Its third blow is a Fierce, sometimes followed by a two-
    hit standing uppercut).  His jump-in is easily warded off with a stFK.
    But, he can ward off YOUR jump-in with a much more powerful (and simple) 
    stFP.  And watch out for that Counter (he dashes back then advances with a
    punch to the rib) move!  It ******* hurts!
         Super-Arts wise, most I've seen Dudleys either use the Rocket 
    Uppercut or the Corkscrew Blow (the latter is more common IMO).  The RU is
    easier to counter since he flies high and becomes very open in the
    process.  You have to be quick against Corkscrews since Dudley's quick in
    recovering from it.
         You're advantage is that Dudley does not have a very good foot game.  
    Footsie him until he cries "Uncle! (with the accent of course)"
    
         REMY - Remember the old days where Guile just sits there sticking
    his fist/foot out, waiting for you to jump so that he can nail you with
    a Flash Kick?  Well, it's possible that the Remy player will use it
    against you too, but this time he has a few more tricks up his sleeve.
         He likes to throw his Light of Virtues (Sonic Boom-like projectiles)
    high, and when you jump, he follows with a Cold Blue Kick, or his Light Of 
    Justice (Sonic Break) Super Art.  His other strategy, the sit-down-until-
    you-jump-so-he-can-nail-you-with-a-Rising-Rage-Flash, is rendered useless 
    with a simple air parry.  Exploit his missed Rising Rage Flash!  Combo him 
    to make him cry.  You're better in the footsie encounter, so challenge him 
    to one! And this is the match where your air parry is your best friend.
         New note: about the footsie thing, be wary of Remy even if he's
    taking the beating.  In the middle of it he'll suddenly lash out with a
    Rising Rage Flash.  Also, his Cold Blue Kick recovers quite good, so it's
    hard to counter after blocking one (unless he goes over you).
    
         ALEX - This guy likes to use the Stun Gun Headbutt a lot.  Watch out.
    The complete process is: Stun Gun (then you get dizzied), Flash Chop (you
    face the other way), Power Bomb (which turns out to be a Suplex maneuver).
    When you start standing up, he comes out with a Spiral DDT (a new move: he
    hops then aims for your neck, he spins and DDTs you for damage).  If it
    surprised you, you'll block high: DON'T.  Finally Alex Stomps you for
    damage.  He starts this after he has knocked you down, so get ready to
    jump as soon as you stand (Use the moving recovery; tap Down as soon as
    you touch the ground).
         He also likes to back off and wait for you to jump.  Then he lashes
    out with an Elbow Slash.  Use a SK Raigeki to land early in time to block/
    parry his attack, then counter.
         Expect a Knee Smash when you jump.  You won't be seeing any Dives
    from this guy, so there goes your extra opportunity.  The last thing you
    can resort to is a footsie encounter.
    
         Yun/Yang - Ah, a fellow Yun user!  Remember what your tactics are:
    jumping, parrying, comboing.  Be quick in retaliating against his own Ze 
    Sho Hohou, since it's pretty quick in recovery; throwing should be enough.
    Learn how to do the quick get-up/recovery.  He's going to wait for you to
    get up and either jumps at you or does a Kobokushi.  It's like fighting 
    yourself: know your weaknesses and exploit them.
    
         It's almost the same with Yang, 'cept for his Torou Zan and teleport.
    He has a tendency to stop short of the final Mantis Slash when he's block, 
    so expect him to stop at two, then lash out with a quick attack.  Blocked 
    Senkyutais are rare and you should take advantage of this.  When he teleports, 
    Quickly scan the stage for his blur.  He's quite vulnerable in 
    this stage, so get to him first before he recovers.
    
    
    
         COMPUTER OPPONENTS: Yun's preference*
         * Subject to change through the passing of time.
    
         I've included my choice of CPU opponents in increasing order; that
    is, the very first entry (in this case, Akuma) is my most dreaded 
    opponent, while the last (Elena) is my choice for an easy win.  Your own 
    choice may be different from mine, but I hope this could help. NOTE: I'm 
    refering to the computer opponents, so don't think that I classify Ibuki 
    as a wimp (she can get tough, y'know?). It's just that the computer uses 
    her pretty badly. Also, the opponents' difficulty levels may change 
    depending on when they appear, e.g. Makoto's much tougher when she appears 
    in the sixth stage than in the second stage, so this is just a sort of 
    "averaging":
    
    Darn Hard: 	
    
         Akuma - I'm sorry.  I've developed some kind of stupid trauma because
    of this stupid guy.  Well, the only thing I can say is he takes a lot of
    damage, and is pretty easy to dizzy.  He's for those who like the 
    challenge.  My grade against this guy: D++.
    
    Not Hard, but Frustrating:
    
         Ken - I don't know what's so hard about this guy. He's basically
    the same as Ryu, and he does three Dragon Punches in a row (a Jab 
    one, then a Strong, and finally a Fierce) but I still get beat up 
    (because of over-confidence, maybe).  You might find him easy though.
    Oh well... until I get a new strategy, go to the other choice in your
    path (usually I get Elena). Extra Mannerisms: he does a high Round-
    house before doing a fireball.  Grade against this guy: C.
    
         Makoto - The main problem you'll have with her is when she kicks
    you out of your jump-in.  Soon enough, you'll find your life bar 
    reduced to half if you don't learn from it.  She also deals a heck
    lot of damage, compared to you.  Still looking some for her mannerisms
    ... C->B+.
    
    Average/could go either way:
    
         Chun Li - The usual dive-in-as-she-gets-up, FK-when-she's-in-range,
    jump-over-her-lame-fireball, punish-her-missed-Spinning-Bird-Kick fight.
    Sometimes she gets lucky with an excessively damaging Super Art.  That's
    why she's up in the average category.  C->B+.
    Mannerisms:  Still looking at 'em... the mannerisms, I mean.
    
         Ryu - Punish his stray Hurricanes.  The FK is again a decent anti-air
    against Ryu (although sometimes he gets over the kick and crushes me with 
    a four hit 50% damage Shoryuken combo... ouch). C++->A+.
    Mannerisms: He dashes back, then throws either one or two consecutive
    Hadokens.  He also likes to do his 2-hit overhead punch when he's close.
    
         Dudley - He knows his combos when he's in the later parts of the 
    game.  Basically he only counters your jump-ins when he's waking up.
    He's a sucker for jump-ins/dive-ins occasionally.  Do the stFK against his 
    jumps; they work quite well.  C->A.
    Mannerisms:  I'm not sure if the JP Machine Gun Blow -> FP MGB is still
    there...
    
         Oro - This guy gets lucky, too.  Sometimes I get careless against 
    him, he wins in "Time Over".  When he gets smart, he gives an air FP/RK
    to meet your jump-in.  This meaty anti-airs will eat up your life if 
    you're not paying attention.  Block, Counter, Dive, Combo.
    Mannerisms: first he throws a horizontall ball, then he launches a rising 
    one.  His aerial stomps can be blocked easily.
    
    Distinct Advantage:
    
          Urien - He may seem tough, but once you start rolling, he doesn't
    stand a chance.  A simple technique you can try against him is to knock
    him down first, then instead of a dive-in (you might get used to the 
    Raigeki) use a normal jump-in. Chances are he'll try to counter with a 
    crFP (the rising elbow) but you will hit him first. Combo him and then 
    he topples down again.  Repeat until he's scrap metal.  Mannerisms: when 
    he backs off for no good reason expect a Rushing Chariot Attack; when he 
    crouches get ready to parry a Vicious Knee Drop (sometimes he does EXes, 
    so watch carefully).  Against the Vicious Knee Drop, jump and dive toward 
    where he lands, or parry. Grade: C++->A
    
         Remy - He backs off a lot.  And his jump-in could not be easily 
    counterd by Yun's FK.  Stay on the offensive and he'll crack sooner or later.
    Mannerisms:  Two ground pokes, followed by a RRF.  You know he's gonna 
    launch his projectile when ---
    
    Pretty Easy:
    
         Ibuki - FK your way to victory here.  She never learns.  Watch if 
    she's crouching when you land a dive; she'll counter the moment you miss 
    with the Fierce in the combo.  It's easy to make her Kazekiri out of 
    nowhere, so block and punish.
    Mannerisms:  Jumps a lot. She has the Jab-Short, then jump back and Kunai.  
    There's also the hop-axekick(an overhead), followed by a footsweep.
    
         Hugo - Don't come to him; let him come to you.  Use Yun's specialty
    combo C (crRK->stRK) if he comes within range (don't worry if he gets to
    parry the first strike; he'll get hit in the second).  Like Urien, he has
    a tendency to block your dive but try to counter your jump-in, so the
    odds of connecting is pretty much 50-50. Counter his jump-ins with the
    handy-dandy stFK.  When he runs to clothesline you, duck and dish out your
    powerful attacks (special combo -> You Hou, or crFK -> Ze Sho, or just
    a throw). Then jump-in but not too late;  he'll break your back... or
    worse) Be wary of your crFK -> Ze Sho Hohou unless you are sure it will
    connect, and DON'T even try to catch him off guard with a surprise Ze Sho;
    he'll most likely block it and turn you into Yun pizza, Hugo-style.  But
    not to worry; if you play your cards right, you might even get a Perfect
    rating and a high grade under your belt. His mannerisms include his clap
    attack 3x in a row, or two consecutive overhead elbows, plus he never
    learns that he CAN'T CONNECT his Clothesline. Grade: D++->A.
         A new method that I learned from SAL is the stary Fierce.  Do it as 
    Hugo comes into range.  Do it As Hugo runs at you.  Do it after a jump.
    Hugo's too dumb to do anything about it.
    
         Alex - Keep him away with crFK or crRK until he jumps or Dives, then
    do what you want.  Just string the StRK in case he parries the footsweep.
    Mannerisms:  The occasional Dive (Alex never learns, does he?).  And he
    is so obvious whenever he charges for a Stomp or an Elbow Slash.
    
         Necro - Backflip, dive, combo.  Repeat.  Yun's fast enough to catch
    Necro in the middle of a RK, or an Electric Blaster.  You know what to do
    with his Spinning Hook... B++->A.
    Mannerisms:  After a "twister dive", he goes for a footsweep.  Also, he 
    does that strange combo from afar... JP->SP->FK, I think.
    
         Twelve - Oh my God the Play-Doh's alive!!! Oh well... Flatten it and 
    shape it into a skateboard... :) okay,seriously, though, you get hit by 
    axe attacks when you try to jump in; so just jump-in when he's getting up.  
    He's usually open down low. Wait for him to attack, counter, and dominate. 
    Grade:B++->A+.
    Mannerisms: two consecutive N.D.Ls, and two blade-hands whipping.
    
    A Virtual Win:
    
         Sean - Here's your practice on parrying. His Ryu Bi Kyaku, his 
    jump-ins, his Dragon Smash, his Tornado, well, a lot of his moves are
    predictable.  After a succesful parry on an attack, attack, combo, 
    dominate. His mannerisms inlude two crSK before a Ryu Bi Kyaku, or a far
    away Tornado.  You might even get a grade higher than S here. B++ -> S++
    
         Elena -  A jump-in? StFK.  A Rhino Horn? Duck, then any foolproof 
    combo (you'll miss with your combo#1 if she ends up sitting; remember the 
    blind spot?).  Footsies? She's usually warded off with mixed crFK/crRK 
    until she changes tactics. She usually dashes toward you then does a 
    Scratch Wheel.  Block/parry, then counter accordingly.  Or she sets 
    herself up with a long-distance Spinning Scythe or her new breakdancing 
    maneuver that doesn't even reach you. Interrupt, and dominate.  DOMINATE. 
    Grade: A->S
    
    SAY HELLO TO YOUR TWIN BRO:
         Yang - He's on average because he's lucky against me.  Smack him out
    of the air with any powerful attack (I recommend the air chain, the FK, 
    FP, and RK).  He is widely open after Torou Zans.  But don't wait for him
    to plant his feet after you've blocked his Senkyu Tai (if it was a Tenshin
    Senkyutai, well...) because sometimes he recovers just in time to block.
    Don't turtle against him; he mixes up fairly well.  He is prone when he
    tries to counter your jump/dive-in with a FK; sometimes he blocks, though.
    Mannerisms: A SP, followed by a Senkyu Tai.  Far away Torou Zans.  And
    wild jumping all over the place! 
    
    INSPECTOR GADGET RETURNS: Q
    
         First off, you can't pick him as your opponent during the game (but
    you already know that).  He doesn't challenge you on mad whims, however.
    To get him to fight you, you have to Complete every match you take, and
    that means not losing a single round. The number of Super Art finishes
    you have does not need to be that much;  a Ryu player has at least one 
    SA finish in every match (Denjin Hadoken) and Q came.  He'll come after
    the seventh or eighth opponent has been beaten. The grade does not have
    to be always high; I saw a Chun Li player score a D++ in one match, and
    she was still able to confront the man in the Iron Mask.
    
         How to beat Q... your main advantages over this guy are your speed
    and your human brain; two things of which Q possesses neither. His advan-
    tage over you is his immense strength where his punches almost matches
    Ryu's, if not exceed.  Poke him a bit, then launch your dive-in/jump-in
    combos.  Back off, then repeat, until he falls. Don't get discouraged if 
    you get beaten in one round.  As long as you keep him on his back, you're 
    fine.
    
         Mannerisms:  You'll see him backing off.  You'll see him dashing. But 
    you don't know how he'll punch you.  Normal? To the foot? Or overhead?  To 
    be safe, whack him as he dashes to you.
    
    THE FINAL MATCH: Gill, "The Self-Proclaimed Deity"
    
         Yun: "So... you are Gill..."
              "What's up with your plan to conquer the world? Wake up
               already!"
    
         Gill: "Youth tends to be reckless, but it is not my intention to 
                blame you."
               "Think about it.  What is the ideal way for you to live?"
               "It should be obvious to a boy like you.  Just leave everything
                to me!"
    
         Yun: "Argh! Stop preaching to me! Let our fists do the talking!"
    
         "The mark of my dignity shall scar thy blah blah blah..." If Gill is
    indeed a god, he's sure to be the God of Cheapness.  Whatever weakness he
    had in the previous versions of SFIII have been taken out.  He deals an
    insane amount of damage, has a long dizzy meter, moves fast, a more ad-
    vanced AI and has a new Hallelujah Super {what most players call the 
    "Angel of Death"), a Super Art that is similar to the desperation move of 
    Orochi in KOF '97, hits every inch of the screen, and hits 20 times (I 
    counted) times (A blocked Super equals Yang's full-blown Tenshin 
    Senkyutai).  And I noticed that if he ressurects, the Super meter will be 
    transparent (indicating that it's empty), but the number on the corner 
    says 1/1.  Which may mean that Gill can use another freaking Super.  I'm 
    not sure, 'coz before Gill could use it on me, he knocked me out 
    already...
    
         I beat him once and in that time I had my luck in the right place,
    plus my synch ratio's pretty high.  His attacks have way more range and
    priority than yours.  To be able to stand a chance against this guy, you
    know how to use your parrying skills (heck, he pokes his legs at you once
    too often...) and be patient. Parry his fireballs until he does something
    else. Two or three combos from him can kill you. Example: you jump in with
    Gill still standing.  The most likely result would be your face meeting
    his two-hit rising elbow (a crFP) followed by (if you're lucky) an
    advancing kick.  The worst case scenario would be the elbow, followed by
    two headbutts (ouch). It's also risky to try beating him to the throw,
    since if you lose on the chance, you'll be set up for a piledriver.
    
         The most open position Gill could allow himself to get into is his
    knee attack; he doesn't do the clothesline as often anymore. Meet him up
    in the air and nail a Rhouse on his face, or another attack if you know
    something better (not an aerial Fierce!).  Parry his super jump jump-in 
    kick (parry ALL of his jump-ins), then combo him.  If you manage to knock 
    him off his feet, time your jump-in so that you won't be fearing that 
    awful juggle of his.  The Raigeki won't work right; he just blocks it, or 
    plants you to the ground with an Axe kick.  If you jump in, he'll more 
    likely try to stop you with his elbow, but if you timed your jump 
    correctly, or if you know how to air parry, you shouldn't have too much 
    to worry.
    
         I've also read about repeatedly launching Fierce(hard punch) Ze Sho 
    Hohous when Gill is approximately three fourths or so of the entire screen 
    away from you.  Never tried it before, but it doesn't seem to be too far 
    out of whack.
    
         SAL writes:
         "... Gill's priority basically forces everyone to play defensively 
    against him. Here's a trick though that can also be applied with some 
    other characters against Gill. Back into the corner, and keep throwing out 
    Jabs as Gill closes in on you. When he gets within a certain range (a step 
    or two out of where you'd hit him), the CPU will change strategies with 
    Gill when you hit the Jab button. You can notice this when Gill stops 
    moving forward and either pauses or backs up slightly. This indicates the 
    computer is switching to a new AI pattern. Now, Gill has several AI 
    patterns which will leave him open to dashing (Zesshou-Hohou) or far- 
    reaching (standing Fierce) attacks. Here's the main three to watch for:
     - standing Roundhouse (axe-kick)
     - upwards Pyro/Cryo Kenesis
     - crouching Strong, crouching Fierce (elbow upper)
    When he does any one of these, you should be able to smack him with your 
    standing Fierce if you're quick. Some other characters are even better at 
    AI switching Gill, because they have longer range attacks that have enough 
    priority and speed for this to work with a lot more safety (the Shoto's 
    standing Strong is ideal). Yun isn't the best for this, because his Jab & 
    Short attacks are a bit too short, and all his other normal attacks leave 
    him too open or are too awkard, but it can still be done."
    
    
    VII. MISCELLANEOUS
    
         This section is basically for the trivia-happy players.  Hey, I spent
    a lot of my coins just to complete this, so I hope you appreciate it!
    E-mail me if you have something else to add.
    
         CHOOSE YOUR COLORS:
              JP: The usual blue/yellow tip cap, white shirt, yellow armband
              SP: Black/yellow tip cap, yellow shirt(?!? :P), black armband
              FP: Black/red tip cap, white shirt, red armband
              SK: White/deep green tip cap, white shirt, d. green armband
              FK: Red/yellow tip cap, white shirt, yellow armband
              RK: Black/white tip cap, red shirt, white armband
              Special(JP+FK+FP): Cool black-- Black/white tip for his cap, 
                 dark gray shirt, and white armbands. Cool!
    
         INTROS:
    
              Stage intro - Yun arrives to the scene via a skateboard (Just 
                         from the side, not from the wide blue yonder in 
                         Second Impact).  The skateboard moves out of the pic.  
                         Yun, while standing, adjusts his cap, then goes into 
                         the stance.
    
              Intro #1 - Yun backflips his way to his position, adjusts his
                         hat while in the stance, and the match starts.
    
              Intro #2 - Hands on waists,  Yun taps his foot as if waiting 
                         for the other opponent, does a kung fu bow, and the
                         match starts.
    
              Intro #3 - Hands in pockets, Yun leans on a knee, talks to his
                         opponent, then goes to his stance. He's supposed to
                         say something long in 2I, but now, it just sounds
                         like a sniff.  Mainly because the arcade I play in
                         adjusted the darn settings.  Go figure.
    
              Special w/ Makoto - Yun performs intro #2, but in 
              synchronization, Makoto does a karate bow.  Wonder what's 
              between those two other than fighter's honor...
    
              Special w/ Yang - memories of Second Impact: they backflip their 
              way into their places, nothing more, nothing less.
    
              Special w/ Yun - Yun just adjusts his hat (both of them) instead
              of jumping to the scene on a skateboard, before moving into the 
              stance.
    
              Yang has a cat.  To see it, win at least 3 matches against 
              humans (w/ Yang).  The cat will appear in the background at the 
              start of every match (with Yang) afterwards.  It also claws the 
              opponent when you push the Assist button :)
    
         WINNING POSES:
    
              Pose #1 - Haaahh! Yun stands on one foot, in a different stance.
              Seen in SFIII/SFIII SI.
    
              Pose #2 - Yun does a respectful Kung Fu bow (while saying some-
              thing that sounds like 'sardines'... I don't  understand what 
              he's saying).
    
              Pose #3 - Yun poses a la Ryo Sakasaki: both arms outstretched,
              one high and the other low, while the feet are spread apart.
    
    
         QUOTES:
    
              Yun still has that insulting tongue, but I miss the tongue 
         lashing he makes against specific characters (remember what he said
         to Sean? "What's shaking, small fry? Or, is it 'vegetable head'?").
         If you know some more, tell me (Third Strike only).
    
              "I'd rather rave than misbehave! Later!"
              "Cheap? I paid a lot for this hat!"	
              "My style may change, but the outcome is always the same: I win,
               you lose!"
              "My skateboard isn't a stretcher, but it'll get you to the
               hospital!"
              "So now you're afraid of things falling down on your head?
               Sorry!"
              "Don't you know that it's rude to ask your opponent to let you
               win a round?!"
              "I know why you lost... you weren't having any fun during the
               fight!"
              "Perhaps you'd prefer to challenge me to a skateboarding game?"
    
         Against specific opponents (2nd Impact only):
            Ryu - "You're pretty good, but pretty good will never beat the 
                   best.  I'm so happy!"
            Ken - "The only real dragons are the masters of Chinese Kung Fu!"
            Sean - "What's shaking, small fry?  Or, is it 'vegetable head'?"
            Gill - "What an appalling sight!  Don't you have any taste 
                    whatsoever?!"
            Urien - "Bad boys must be punished!  But I must punish you first,
                     'Iron Freak'!"
            Hugo - "Hugo... Huge butt... same difference!"
            Oro - "You're the freakiest old man I've ever met... I thought 
                   this was a fight, not a horror movie!"
            Alex - "A boar like you will never beat me!  I'm too good!"
            Elena - "Come on!  Stand up!  We're still friends, right?"
            Ibuki - "Hey!  Ninja wimp!  you're SO cute!  Not!"
    
         ABOUT SP POINTS
              I don't know if any of you guys have noticed by now (I knew 
         about it a long time ago.  Really.), but to get an SP point your 
         grade in the match must be better than the preceding grade.  Example:  
         You get an S++ in the first stage, then in the second you get an S.
         No SP point for you, since S is lower than S++.  But if you get a D 
         and after that that, a C, then even if it's apallingly low, you'll 
         still get an SP point.  Does this clear up anything?
    
         ENDING:
              Should I put it here?  I'd just spoil it for you... but for 
         those who want to know, mail me.  All I can say is of all the endings
         I've seen (Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Q, Akuma, Alex, Hugo), Gill has the
         most relevance in Yun's story.  Did you see Gill in Ryu's story?
         No. In Q's ending?  No.  In Hugo's ending?  Well, he played a minor
         part (you could see him as one of Hugo's minions). But in Yun's 
         ending, they had a long talk, and whatnot.  It's a cool ending, 
         better than his previous ones.  I've seen it only once *;;*
    
    
    VIII. Things I Need To Work Out
    
         A. I'm still looking for a counter strategy to the defensive-throw
            strategy of Remy and Chun Li players.  Help me out!
         B. Juggles!  Yun has a lot of potential for juggling, so there just
            has to be more juggles for this guy... thanks to those who sent me
            some!
         C. Combos! Yun's power comes from his combos, so there should be a
            lot out there... thanks guys!
         D. The Red Parry... I know this kicks in during a combo, but how
            exactly should I time the tap?  Luckily no one in my area knows
            this enough to put it in their arsenal.
         E. If anyone's life has been touched by this FAQ, be kind enough to
            thank the author, OK?  Just kidding...:)
    
    IX. Revision History
         First version (1.0) - Yes!!! Finally finished this FAQ...  though
               not completely... and I beat Gill.  FINALLY!!!
         1st Revision (1.1) - Made this FAQ look neat.  Added some minor
               things.
         2nd Revision (1.2) - Added some more bits, mopped it up a bit.
         3rd Revision (1.3) - Took out the Word Wrap.  Darn Hard...
         4th Revision (1.4) - Did some new notes and expanded the juggles 
               sect.  Thanks to SAL for in-depth strategy on humans and 
               computers.  And it's getting too big for Notepad, so it's on 
               Wordpad already.
         5th Revision (1.5) - The "What to do when your opponent is down" 
               section is in there.  Finished some hanging strategies.  And 
               that thing about Yun and Yang.
    
    X. Final Word
    
    -- This is the first time I've written a FAQ so please bear with me! And
       if you have a comment, reaction, or other info about Yun you can e-mail
       me at blakemaxwell@yahoo.com (it's OK coz I've clean up my inbox.  You 
       can send it there again), or at blakes_aura@hotmail.com. Thanks!
    
    -- My thanks to:
         -Capcom for making the third version of the third installment of
          the Street Fighter series.  Thanks for the great game!  And for
          Ibuki... :)
         -Joseph Christopher, who served as a crash dummy in the many
          times we sparred (sometimes I get to be the punching bag... well,
          half of the time actually).  He also gave his thoughts on some
          cpu mannerisms... thanks, man!
         -Gaming guru Kao Megura for some info regarding Yun.  The world
          needs more people like you, man!
         -Expert Yunsters YunLeeSFIII@aol.com, Caleb, and SAL (the Twelve FAQ 
          writer) for more juggles, strategies and more info about Yun's
          background.  Keep them coming!
         -Jason Shan for the info about Yun and Yang not really being twins.
    
    -- Is the alignment alright already?
    
                                                         Jeff Maxwell *@^*