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                     Super Street Fighter IV Guile Character Guide
                                Written By: magikbus45
                               guileguide45@hotmail.com
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                                    Table of Contents
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    1:  Intro
         1.1: Why Guile is worthwhile...
         1.2: Controls and Notation
    
    2:  The Moveset
         2.1: Normal Moves
         2.2: Unique Moves
         2.3: Special Moves
         2.4: Super Move/Ultra Moves
         
    3:  Gameplay
         3.1: Basic Combos
         3.2: Advanced Combos
         3.3: Dash to Ultra
         3.4: Play Styles
    
    4:  Match-Ups
         4.1: Abel
         4.2: Adon
         4.3: Akuma
         4.4: Balrog
         4.5: Blanka
         4.6: C. Viper
         4.7: Cammy
         4.8: Chun Li
         4.9: Cody
         4.10: Dan
         4.11: Dhalsim
         4.12: Deejay
         4.13: Dudley
         4.14: E. Honda
         4.15: El Fuerte
         4.16: Fei Long
         4.17: Gen
         4.18: Gouken
         4.19: Guile
         4.20: Guy
         4.21: Hakan
         4.22: Ibuki
         4.23: Juri
         4.24: Ken
         4.25: M. Bison
         4.26: Makoto
         4.27: Rose
         4.28: Rufus
         4.29: Ryu
         4.30: Sagat
         4.31: Sakura
         4.32: Seth
         4.33: T. Hawk
         4.34: Vega
         4.35: Zangief
    
    5: Unlockables/DLC
         5.1: Titles
         5.2: Clothing and Colors
         5.3: Personal Actions
         5.4: Win Quotes
    
    6: Shoutouts and Legal Stuffs
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    Guide Info:
    
    Version 1.0:  Basic guide.  Most of everything that I know will be included 
    with the original version.  If there are any other versions, it will be to 
    correct spelling and grammatical errors or add combos.
    
    Version 1.1: (Pre-release)  Edited for easier viewing in text programs built 
    for Iphone and Android based phones.
    
    Version 1.2: (Pre-release)  Final edit before release.  Included Win Quotes 
    and corrected final spacing errors.
    
    Version 1.3: Corrected info on fighting other characters.  Edited damage on 
    moves.  
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    1: Intro
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    Hi.  This is my first FAQ that I have ever created, so bear with me on this 
    one. Welcome to my guide that will teach you how to use Guile efficiently and
    effectively.  It is my goal to be very in depth with him and I will continue 
    to update this guide as often as I can and when I see it fitting into my work 
    schedule.  This guide will cover from basic strategies to high-level strategy 
    that will help you to become a better player instilling confidence and a bit 
    of swagger into your play style.  Character by character fighting is included 
    in the final chapter of this guide.  Furthermore, if you have anything that 
    you feel that I missed in this, you can either send me a message in the 
    message board here on GFAQS or via email (guileguide45@hotmail.com). I hope 
    you enjoy this, as it was a painstaking adventure into the world of Guile.
    
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    1.1: Why Guile is worthwhile...
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    Guile is a brick wall.  He is without a doubt, one of the better zoners 
    in Super Street Fighter IV.  Quick charging Sonic Booms, multiple anti-air 
    attacks, air superiority, and ground control.  Once you learn the details of 
    Guile, he can be a hard character to defeat.  He is also relatively easy to 
    learn as he only has 2 special moves (well, 3 if you count the air grab, 
    depends on person).  The proof in the pudding with him though is the amount 
    of effort and time you'll spend trying to learn how to put his links together.
    Once you master comboing with him, life becomes a whole lot more simple when 
    fighting other characters.
    
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    1.2: Controls and Notation
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    LP: Light Punch
    LK: Light Kick
    MP: Medium Punch
    MK: Medium Kick
    HP: Heavy Punch
    HK: Heavy Kick
    PPP: All three punch buttons
    KKK: All three kick buttons
    
    b: Back on directional
    f: Forward on directional
    u: Up on directional
    d: Down on directional
    uf: Up+Forward on directional
    ub: Up+Back on directional
    df: Down+Forward on directional
    db: Down+Back on directional
    s.X: Standing attack
    j.X: Jumping attack
    cr.X: Crouching attack
    cl.X: close attack
      
    
    That's about all the notation that you'll need to learn Guile.  Other 
    characters will have different input commands.  There are many of them in the 
    SF world, but I will not be covering those in any way in this guide.
    
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    2: The Moveset 
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    2.1: Normal Moves
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    Normal moves can change depending on range, crouching, or jumping. 
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    Far standing Normals:
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    s.lp: Quick jab is thrown by Guile. Fast and linkable. Does 30 DMG
    
    s.lk: Fast kick that hits approximately at knee level on an opponent.  s.lp is 
    the preferred attack here. Does 40 DMG.
    
    s.mp: Guile tosses what looks like an uppercut.  Hits at a close range only. 
    Does 80 DMG.
     
    s.mk: Guile turns and thrusts a kick high.  Does moderate damage, and can be 
    used as an anti-air attack with proper spacing. Does 70 DMG.
    
    s.hp: Guile throws a straight right punch.  Does decent damage and is good as a
     combo ender.  Can be used as an anti-air with proper spacing.  Does 100 DMG.
    
    s.hk: Guile kicks straight out which does decent damage.  Distance is 
    surprising and can catch an opponent napping. Does 110 DMG.
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    Close Standing Normals:
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    cl.lp: Guile does a short fast elbow.  Fast and linkable.  Does 20 DMG.
    
    cl.lk: Does a quick knee. Does 30 DMG
    
    cl.mp: Looks like a hook thrown in boxing to the body.  Does 60 DMG
    
    cl.mk: Kick to upper body.  Does 60 DMG.
    
    cl.hp: Does a harder upper cut.  Does 120 DMG
    
    cl.hk: A kick to the high upper body/head area.  Does 130 DMG.
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    Crouching Normals
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    cr.lp: Does a short jab.  Is linkable and starts many combos.  Does 30 DMG.
    
    cr.lk: Does quick low kick.  Is linkable.  Does 30 DMG.
    
    cr.mp: Does straight right hand while crouching.  Is linkable into a few 
    combos. Does 70 DMG.
    
    cr.mk: Harder kick.  Has some decent reach.  Comboable.  Does 70 DMG.
    
    cr.hp: Goes into a standing uppercut.  Is a VERY effective anti-air attack.  
    Does 100 DMG.
    
    cr.hk: Sweep move. Does a double sweep which can get you into trouble.  You can
     EX Focus Cancel after first sweep.  Knockdown on hit.  Does 100 DMG.
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    Jumping Neutral Normals
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    j.lp: Jumping and sticks his elbow straight out. Does 50 DMG.
    
    j.lk: Does a kind of higher kick.  Can be used as a quick anti air against some
     moves.  Does 40 DMG.
    
    j.mp: Does an outward chop.  Does 80 DMG.
    
    j.mk: Kicks in a downward motion.  Does 80 DMG.
    
    j.hp: Is a spinning chop.  Does 100 DMG.
    
    j.hk: Kicks straight out.  Is Guile's best neutral jump move.  Does 100 DMG.
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    Jumping Directional Normals
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    j.lp: Extends a punch downward.  Can be comboed.  Does 50 DMG.
    
    j.lk: Does a knee.  Is Guile's ONLY cross-up attack.  Can be comboed after.  
    Does 30 DMG.
    
    j.mp: Does a straight right hand in mid air.  Decent anti-air attack.  Does 80
     DMG.
    
    j.mk: Extends his leg at a decent distance.  Is an okay anti-air attack. Does 
    60 DMG.
    
    j.hp: Does a downward chop.  Is also comboable.  Does 100 DMG.
    
    j.hk: Kicks at a downward angle.  Is Guile's best air to ground attack.  Does 
    100 DMG.
    
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    2.2: Unique Moves
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    Characters have specific moves that only they can do.  We'll list Guile's here.
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    Knee Bazooka:  Forward or Back + LK.  Guile moves forward with a knee. Is an 
    effective way to move forward while charging up a Sonic Boom.  Does 50 DMG.
    
    Rolling Sobat:  Forward or Back + MK.  Guile goes in the direction that you are
     pressing.  Guile goes slightly airborne on this one and moves quickly in the 
    direction while kicking.  Is a great move to use in place of a backwards dash.
    Does 60 DMG.
    
    Straight Chop: Forward + MP.  Is a great overhead attack that you can use to 
    punish people who are crouching, or are turtles.  Is ending of target combo.  
    Does 80 DMG.
    
    Spinning Back Knuckle: Forward + HP.  Guile pivots on his front foot and hits 
    someone with the back of his fist.  Has decent range and executes quickly.  
    Does 120 DMG. Is a great second hit to a close Sonic Boom attack as it will 
    combo.
    
    Reverse Spin Kick:  F or B +HK at close range.  Guile turns upside down to do 
    this move.  Avoids sweeps and the like. Does 120 DMG.  Is linkable as well.
    
    Guile High Kick:  DF+HK.  Guile does a heavy duty roundhouse kick.  Knockdown 
    move.  Can be comboed into Flash Kick.  Does 110 DMG.
    
    Shades of Glory:  Down + HP and HK Guile puts on his sunglasses.  Does no 
    damage, but you look good.  Can be used to buffer charge of SB, FK, Super, or 
    Ultra moves.
    
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    2.3: Special Moves
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    Sonic Boom: Charge B, F+ P. Throws a projectile across screen.  Speed depends 
    on which punch button you press with LP being the slowest.  All standard 
    punches do 50 DMG.  EX Sonic Boom does 100 DMG and hits twice.
    
    Flash Kick: Charge D, U+ K.  Does a somersault kick that is a decent anti-air.
    LK does 130, MK does 140, HK does 160, and EX does 180 DMG.  EX Flash kick 
    also has more invincibility frames at startup and hits twice.  All are great 
    against expected projectiles up close.
    
    Flying Mare: (Air Throw) In air, LK+LP.  Guile jumps up and throws his 
    opponent to the ground. Does 150 DMG.
    
    Flying Buster Drop: (Air Throw) In air, Away + LK and LP.  Guile jumps up and 
    drops them on his shoulder. Does 150 DMG.
    
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    *Note*  One of the best ways to utilize access to both of Guile's specials is 
    to hold DB that way you're charging both for the SB and FK.
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    2.4: Super Move/Ultra Moves
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    Super Move:
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    Double Flash: Charge DB, DF, DB, UF +K.  Guile executes two flash kicks total 
    of six hits when fully connected.  Can be combined into either ultra.  Works as
    an effective anti=air.  Does 360 DMG.
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    Ultra Moves:
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    Ultra 1:  Flash Explosion
    Charge DB, DF, DB, UF +KKK.  Guile executes three flash kicks that do nine 
    total hits in damage.  Works as an effective anti-air.  Does 510 DMG at full 
    charge.
    
    Ultra 2:  Sonic Hurricane
    Charge B, F, B, F, +PPP.  Guile fires off a large sonic boom that covers  
    approximately half the screen. Is useful against characters with a projectile.
    Does six total hits when hit fully. Has decent chip damage.  Does 420 DMG at 
    full charge.
    
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    *Note* there is another way to perform Guile's Super and Ultra 1 moves.  
    Please look at the numpad on your keyboard and follow.  
    Charge 1, 3, 2, 1, 4, 7+KKK. I find this way easier personally.
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    3. Gameplay
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    3.1: Basic Combos
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    Guile is a very combo heavy character to be effective.  If you want to learn 
    how to play him at a high level, get used to the combos below.  I'll presume 
    you've read above and know the moves by name.
    
    1.  C.LP, C.MP
    2.  CR.LP, CR.MP
    3.  Reverse spin kick, CR.MP
    4.  CR.MP, flash kick
    5.  CR.MP, double flash
    6.  CR.MK, F+MP
    7.  J.HK, S.HP, sonic boom
    8.  J.HP, CR.MK, F+MP
    9.  J.HP, Guile high kick, EX flash kick
    10. J.HK, S.MP, EX sonic boom, EX focus attack
    11. (Anti-air) LK flash kick, Flash explosion
    12. CR.LP, sonic boom
    13. CR.MP, sonic boom
    14. J.HP, S.LP, S.LP, S.LP, S.HP
    15. J.HK, S.LP, S.LP, S.LP, S.LK
    16. J.HP, S.LP, S.LP, S.LP, CR.LK
    17. J.HP, S.HP
    18. Sonic boom, spinning back knuckle
    19. focus attack, flash explosion
    20. double flash, flash explosion
    21. double flash, sonic hurricane
    22. FK FADC Shades
    23. (While opponent is dizzy) Shades to FK, or shades to dbl flash, or shades 
    to either Ultra.  Just adds a touch of style to stunning and probably killing 
    them on the next move.
    
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    3.2: Advanced Combos
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    1.  J.HP, S.LP, S.LP, S.LP, EX sonic boom
    2.  CR.LP, CR.LP, S.LP, S.HP
    3.  CR.LK, CR.LP, CR. MP, HP sonic boom
    4.  LP. sonic boom, J.HK, S.HP, LP sonic boom, spinning back knuckle
    5.  focus attack, CR.LP, CR.MP, sonic boom, double flash, sonic hurricane
    6.  focus attack, CR.LP, CR.MP, sonic boom, double flash, flash explosion
    7.  J.HP, CR.LP, CR.MP, flash kick, double flash, sonic hurricane
    8.  J.HP, CR.LP, CR.MP, flash kick, double flash, flash explosion
    9.  J.HP, CR.LP, CR.MP, EX sonic boom, EX focus attack, flash explosion
    10. J.HK, CR.LP, CR.MP, LP sonic boom, CR.LP, CR.MP, LK flash kick
    11. CR.LK, CR.LK, CR.LP, MK double flash, flash explosion
    12. CR.LK, CR.LK, CR.LP, MK double flash, sonic hurricane
    13. J.HK, CR.LP, CR.MP, LP sonic boom, CR.LP, CR.MP, LK flash kick, LK double  
    flash, flash explosion
    14. J.HK, CR.LP, CR.MP, LP sonic boom, CR.LP, CR.MP, LK flash kick, LK double  
    flash, sonic boom
    
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    3.3: Dash to Ultra
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    There are unique ways to get Guile's ultra to fire off effectively while 
    closing the gap.  Use FA while charging DB to absorb a single hit projectile 
    and give shotos a nasty surprise at about half-screen.  The second half of the
    moveset must be completed while dash animation is active.
    
    Forward Dash:
    
    Ultra1: Charge DB, Dash forward, Circle along bottom until UB+KKK.
    Ultra2: Charge DB, Dash forward, Back, Forward, PPP.
    
    Back Dash:
    
    Ultra1: Charge DB, B, DF, DB, UF+KKK.
    Ultra2: Charge DB, F, Dash Back, F+PPP.   
    
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    3.4: Play Styles
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    Turtle: 
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    A Guile who loves to hold DB and fire sonic booms at a distance.  They are very
    block heavy, and only attack when it's safe.  They will bore most opponents to 
    sleep, or cause them frustration after a while.  Do not consider this a cheap 
    tactic, as it is probably his most effective way to win against multiple 
    characters.
    
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    Rushdown: 
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    An offensive Guile.  These are rare to come across, and they catch many 
    opponents off guard.  They are very attack oriented, and string combos to get 
    their wins.  
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    4. Match-Ups
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    This is a general overview of how to play against the other characters in SSF4.
    Of course, every character is a different animal in different players' hands. 
    I have tried to find some of the harder players at their respective characters
    so I can be as thorough as possible.  Use these as a basis, and add things that
    you need to as the fight progresses. 
    
    The difficulty system I'm using is figuring that the opponent that you're 
    facing is of equal skill or more skill than you currently.  The ratings are 
    from Easy-Hard and are just my opinion.  You may feel differently.
    
    Note: These characters are given their U.S. name.  In this format, Vega=Claw, 
    M. Bison=Dictator, and Balrog=Boxer.  
    
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    4.1: Abel
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: This varies depending upon which type of player you fight.  If you're
    fighting an aggressive Abel play kind of in a counter attack mind set making 
    sure that you grab all of his rolls.  His wheel kick makes it very hard to go 
    over him, and is a decent hitting attack.  Watch out for tornado throw as it 
    does a heavy amount of damage if it connects.  His new ultra II can be delayed,
    acts as a grab, has armor, and hits very, very hard.  His Ultra I can be 
    comboed into by CR.HP so be sure which ultra the Abel player is using before 
    engaging them in the fight. Patience and hit and run are best tactics here. 
    Don't want to get caught dropping a link here.
    
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    4.2: Adon
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy: Adon is an extremely fast character that can hit you from multiple 
    angles and is really a useful character for catching you off guard.  His Jaguar
    Kick is an overhead attack.  His rising Jaguar is an anti-air.  His Jaguar 
    tooth can combo into the rising Jaguar or Ultra II.  Ways to defeat Adon 
    include reaction flash kick of Jaguar tooth and keep him at bay with sonic 
    booms.  Use your normals and keep stringing your combos together and you should
    get out of this fight with relatively few problems.
    
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    4.3: Akuma
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: This varies depending upon the Akuma style that you play.  If he's a 
    run away, fireball spamming Akuma your best bet is to use sonic booms to build
    up an EX sonic boom, and move in and attack when available.  Most Akumas that
    play like this will run away whenever you inflict some damage up close.  
    
    The other type of Akuma is an aggressive attacking style Akuma.  The way to 
    beat this type of Akuma is to bait punishment attacks and counter as necessary.
    Most Akuma's will not stay up to doing this due to his low health and will 
    usually revert to the runaway Akuma tactic.
    
    About his ultras, jump and punish ultra 1, and you can duck under ultra 2.
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    4.4: Balrog
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: Balrog is an annoying character to fight since he does hold charge 
    and has the fastest jab in the game.  Most of Balrog's strategies revolve 
    around his B&B combos.  Often times you will have to bait a Balrog to attack 
    you to attack him successfully.  Ways to beat Balrog include zoning using Sonic
    boom and your Ant-airs as necessary to keep him away from you.  Balrog has 
    multiple ways to dodge projectiles and don't go airborne too much or you'll eat
    a head butt into an ultra 1. 
    
    His Ultra II is virtually not used so it's of no real threat.  A sweet combo of 
    Balrog's that I've found that's a nasty loop is cr lp, cr lp, cr lk, headbutt,
    angled j.hp for a reset.  It's an annoying loop to get out of once in, so be 
    very cautious should you get into this one.  Easiest way that I know of how to
    get out is to FA and dash should you get caught in it.  Only way I've figured 
    it out.
    
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    4.5: Blanka
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: Blanka is a gimmick character.  Once you figure out his gimmicks you
    can shut him down pretty easily.  Most Blanka's will try ball spam and slide 
    spam so know your spacing when shooting Sonic Booms.  Blanka's EX horizontal 
    ball can go through projectiles so block and punish accordingly. Learn the 
    distances of your attacks for when he does electricity spam.  At large 
    distances, CR.HK will do the job, but close may require CR.LP.  Try to never 
    cross him up, or you'll probably eat electricity spam.
    
    Blankas Ultra I may seem difficult to do anything about as it does heavy chip  
    damage, but there are ways that you can beat it cleanly.  At the top of his  
    vertical jump of Ultra I you can air throw him, or on his way down you can 
    connect with an EX flash kick, flash explosion or Sonic Hurricane.  His Ultra 
    II you'll just have to learn to read whether he's going ground or air.
    
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    4.6: C. Viper
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy:  Realistically it depends on the C. Viper player.  Easiest way to 
    figure out which way to block C. Vipers burn kick is to line up the center of 
    her crotch if it is in front of your shoulders hold backwards if it past your 
    shoulders hold forward.  This is the only way I know how to detect and block 
    her burn kick.  She will use EX Seismo to attempt to punish your Sonic Booms 
    keep moving and dash to avoid auto lock of EX Seismo.  Stay out of the sky as 
    much as possible to avoid HP Thunder knuckle.  Her burn kick, HP thunder 
    knuckle, and Seismo Hammer have the ability to combo to ultra 1.  Her Ultra 2 
    does sweet damage, and is a punishment tool from the sky.  Viper can do a nasty
    amount of damage with combos. Just be patient and you should win.
    
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    4.7: Cammy
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    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Strategy: The easiest way to do this is to turtle, or you can bait and punish.
    Most Cammy's will use cannon spike on wake up just block and punish 
    accordingly.  Zone her with Sonic Boom and use CR.HP to stop jump ins and EX 
    Hooligan.  After a blocked Spiral Arrow, you can throw her or start off a 
    combo by going low.  Do not use sonic boom at close range when Cammy has Ultra
    I available.  Her Ultra II is a counter attack ultra, so watch being extremely
    aggressive on her wakeup.
    
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    4.8: Chun Li
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: She has a lot of tools and very great control of frames.  Keep your  
    distance and fire Sonic Booms to control the spacing.  If she gets close make 
    sure that you complete combos, preferably combos that end with a knock down.  
    On her wake up watch for EX Spinning Bird Kick.  Her Ultra I can go through 
    projectiles at full screen and connect.  Her ultra II can be comboed into from
    EX Legs or Tenshyokyaku.  Her Hazanshu counts as an overhead so you must block
    this high.  She has sweet combos that can lead into huge damage.  Just play 
    patiently to beat her.
    
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    4.9: Cody
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: Cody being new to the cast is kind of difficult to judge now.  His  
    special moves are some of the safest moves in the game.  He has many combos, 
    and most are safe block strings that end on a safe special attack.  His 
    criminal Upper is a decently damaging move that has to be the safest move in 
    the game.  His Roughian Kick can be an annoying attack, since depending upon 
    which button he kicks can be an anti-air or anti-ground attack.  His Ultra II 
    has one of the longest reaches of any in the game and is deceptively easy to 
    land.  Just be cautious and keep your spacing and you should be able to beat 
    him.  EX FK when you sense roughian kick or criminal upper.  It'll trade with 
    the criminal upper, but will beat a roughian kick clean.  He will chuck rocks 
    atyou, and if he grabs a kinfe, he will throw that in its stead.  When he has 
    the knife, he hits harder.  You can knock the knife away any time by hitting 
    him, or when he dashes it'll auto drop.
    
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    4.10: Dan
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    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Strategy: Don't sleep on Dan as he can be very dangerous when used properly.  
    Dan is kind of a pseudo-shoto with a fireball weaker than Ryu/Ken/Akuma/Sagat, 
    etc. The distances that these fireballs travel is a joke with the LP Gadoken 
    traveling maybe an extra arm's length from Dan.  His LK Dankukyaku is armor 
    breaking, and executes quickly as well as in the air.  Dan's Koryuken is a very
    good anti-air, and the EX has insane priority.  His Ultra 1 is a very good 
    close range ultra, however most things can stop it, including a FA.  His Ultra
    2 can be comboed into relatively easily, and throws him to the other side of 
    the screen when he uses it.  Also, his air taunt and crouching taunt will 
    deflect standard attacks not in active frames.  Good fun.
    
    Most likely though, if you're playing a Dan, that player's not being serious.   
    Expect lots of taunting, and don't be afraid to taunt back.  That's what 
    playing Dan is all about.
    
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    4.11: Dhalsim
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: The clock is your buddy here.  Expect to fight from most of the 
    screen away.  Block his stretchy arms and counter his Yoga Fire with a LP sonic
    boom. Sometimes mix in the EX sonic boom to keep him guessing and get an 
    occasional hit in.  The thing that will catch a Sim off guard here is how 
    quickly that you recover from a LP boom in case he decides to teleport.  Watch
    for him to slide under some of your booms.  Block and tech the throw that will
    be incoming afterwards.  If he's close enough, punish accordingly and do so in
    a hurry.  If you're close to him when he does his Ultra 1 throw him.  The fire
    ball will completely miss you and you'll throw him.  His Ultra 2 is deceptive 
    and does decent damage.  Be cautious as most will do this after teleport or 
    sporadically while in air.  If you can get close, you can win this fight.
    
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    4.12: DeeJay
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: DeeJay is virtually another Guile by design.  The only things that he
    has are a decent crossup attack, and a good projectile.  His projectiles vary
    in speed similar to Guiles, and he is a bit faster.  His EX rush kick can go 
    through your sonic booms at the right distance and punish.  His slide will go
    under your booms, and is a knockdown.  His ultras are punishment based, so 
    don't put yourself in a situation where this can happen.  Control field with 
    LP sonic boom, anti-air with CR.HP, and toss him around when he tries to play
    up close.  
    
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    4.13: Dudley
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    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Strategy: Basically the way to beat Dudley is to control the field with LP 
    Sonic Booms and zone.  He may attempt to dash under these and you'll punish on
    reaction. Basically just stay out of the sky and you should be doing fine.  He
    can combo into his Ultra II from many moves.  
    
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    4.14: E. Honda
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: Honda hits like a speeding car (pun intended).  All of his attacks 
    have devastating amounts of damage and although he doesn't move quickly, Sumo 
    Smash and Headbutts have fast speeds, and can cover the ground to close on you
    in a hurry.  His Oicho Throw is a heavy hitting close range grab that's worth 
    staying out of reach.  His trademark Hundred Hand Slap can affect you mainly 
    in corners or if you decide to just spam an attack.  Ways to beat him just mean
    keep your distance, hit hard if you go in close, and get out.  Dash out from 
    under his Sumo Smash and you get a free sweep, combo, or throw.  Also when he 
    does a HK sumo smash, you can CR.HP it as well.  Many great Hondas will jump 
    overa sonic boom and use neutral jump HP for a sweet reaching, high priority 
    attack should you decide to counter with a jumping HK. His U1 is a steroid 
    enhanced Headbutt, and his U2 is a heavy-duty Oicho Throw.  Also, none of his 
    headbutts can pass thru a sonic boom.
     
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    4.15: El Fuerte
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy: An annoying fight.  He will most likely try to knock you down, and 
    make you guess what he's going to do when you wake up.  Dash under Tostada 
    Press, jump when you think it'll be the grab, and crouch block to stop the 
    slide.  It's a guessing game if he gets you here.  To win, control the field 
    with Sonic Booms, and anti-air him if he hops off the walls.  His Ultra 1 has 
    weird properties to how it connects with a landing opponent, and can be 
    directed to catch a player on the ground.  Does heavy damage.  His ultra 2 is 
    fast, goes low, and is a grab which makes it untechable.  Does heavy damage as
    well.
    
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    4.16: Fei Long
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy:  First off, do NOT get caught in his Tenshin.  Punishment will always
    ensue.  You can break apart his rekka with ST.HP, or CR.MP when it begins, and
    an EX FK will get you out during the 2nd and 3rd hits of block.  Watch out for
    his chicken wing to go flying over your booms at you. His Flame kick will be 
    used like most shotos use SRK on wakeup so pay attention for it.  Bait and 
    punish these accordingly.  His Ultra 1 is hard for him to combo into, and 
    you'll probably only eat it as punishment.  His Ultra 2 is a counterattack 
    that inflicts heavy damage.  
    
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    4.17: Gen
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: He's just tricky, but once you learn Gen he becomes easier to beat.   
    Don't FK or CR.HP as anti-air, use ST.MK or ST.HP more.  I don't know why, but
    those seem to trade less here.  Just watch for his walldives and punish  
    accordingly.  Never FA these.  EVER.  He has 4 ultras that are style variant.
    
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    4.18: Gouken
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy: This can be a weird fight.  If you jump, empty jump.  No one likes 
    eating his auto-parry move and being sent across the screen.  Jump his LP 
    hadoken.  Fire a SB at his EX hadoken so long as it's not charged in order to 
    keep walking forward.  Stay out of the air as much as possible due to his 
    multi-level hadoken.  Tech EVERY time they throw when Ultra 1 meter is 
    achieved.  Back throw to Ultra will be in your future otherwise.  His Ultra 2 
    is a hard charging hadoken that when fully charged is unblockable.  Just 
    pressure him and win this fight.
    
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    4.19: Guile
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: Depends on who you fight really.  Play a balanced style.  You should
    know your own weaknesses and strengths.  Violate their weaknesses.
    
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    4.20: Guy
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    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Strategy:  Guy is a character that is hurt by any character that can hold DB 
    for an entire fight.  Essentially, just keep a slight distance, control field 
    with Sonic Boom, and you should be okay.  Anti-air him when the opportunity 
    presents itself. Really not much else to say on this one.  Put on your shades 
    at some point.
    
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    4.21: Hakan
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy:  Really, Hakan is a joke.  A gimmicky character whose best moves are
    only worthwhile when he's oiled up.  His slide attack will go under your sonic
    booms. His lunging grab is difficult to figure out its range on occasion, and
    his standing grab has decent range and throws you to other side of screen. 
    His super can be held making it hard to figure out how to dodge.  If he has 
    his Ultra 2, DO NOT JUMP AT HIM.  You will eat the ultra 2 on reaction and 
    well, nothing you can do about it while in air.  Way to win, intelligently 
    control field with SB, block slide, throw him, repeat.
    
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    4.22: Ibuki
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: You will basically be trying to fight this fight from about three 
    quarter screen.  The best way to beat Ibuki is to turtle and control field with
    LP Sonic Boom.  Crouch block her neck breaker.  she is a combo heavy character
    so if you make one mistake expect to lose a lot of life.  Her Ultras are both
    punishment Ultras so watch over attacking on her wake up.  You can punch her 
    dagger out of the sky.  Zone and patience is how you win this fight.  
    
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    4.23: Juri
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: By far the most annoying character in Super Street Fighter IV.  She 
    will use her dive kick to punish any projectile so keep firing LP Sonic Booms 
    as you can recover fast enough to block.  Punish dive kicks on reaction.  Be 
    careful in her wake up as you will most likely eat a pinwheel.  Beware as she 
    can store fireballs and her fireballs do go at different angles.  Her super is
    easy for her to combo into.  Her Ultra I makes comboing with her is easier.  
    Her Ultra II can be comboed into from EX dive kicks.  Play very patiently and
    knock her out of the sky. The closer you can get to her in this fight the 
    better chance you have of winning.
    
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    4.24: Ken
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy: The crossup and combo king.  Most if not all roads can end in 
    shoryuken. Stay out of the sky, shoot down his hadoken with sonic booms, and 
    cr.hp to punish his Hurricane Kick.  Really all there is to this fight.  Crouch
    under his Ultra 2 for NO DAMAGE.  His Ultra 1 is an anti-air, so be cautious if
    he has meter.
    
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    4.25: M. Bison 
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: M. Bison hits hard, has deceptive range, and combos into many of his
    specials.  His Scissor kick is deceptively fast, and combos after cr. lk.  
    Psycho crusher is better than it was in SF4, but it's still of minimal threat,
    and minimal usage.  The head press is one of Bison's better attacks, but can be
    telegraphed. Dodge it and punish at will.  You can also jump away +HK to stuff
    it while it's inbound.  His Slide is a knockdown, is an obvious move, and is 
    easily punishable with SB, FK, st.HP at correct distance, and of course the 
    super/ultras.  His new ultra Psycho Punisher does a healthy amount of damage,
    is fast, and kinda unpredictable.  His U1 is still a threat since you can combo
    into it from the Hell Attack.  Bait and punish Bison, this is the way to win 
    against him.
    
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    4.26: Makoto
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    Difficulty: Easy
    
    Strategy: Makoto is really a weak character so far in SSF4.  She really lacks 
    the ability to control the field, so sonic boom all day.  I really don't see 
    much of a strategic threat from her in any way.  Her ultra 1 can be comboed 
    into from her grab that she does.  Her ultra 2 is a punishment ultra that even
    if blocked has rapid followup and no recovery.  She does have the overhead 
    karate chop move to punish you if you're crouching alot. Other than that, she's
    cake.
    
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    4.27: Rose
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy: Expect to have sonic booms reflected back at you.  Shoot down her 
    Soul Sparks with Sonic Booms.  Her slide will go under your booms and you'll 
    most likely be punished for throwing it.  Stay out of  the sky as soul throw 
    can and will toss you out of the sky.  Her Ultras are what make her dangerous 
    though.  Ultra 1 does massive damage and unless they're blocking or just jumped
    it will connect.  Ultra 2 sends orbs around her acting as a  pseudo-shield. 
    They hit decently hard, and is the most annoying ultra in the game IMO.
    
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    4.28: Rufus
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: This will be a very difficult fight as large men are not supposed to
    move this fast.  Most Rufus's will abuse Falcon Kick as that is the leading 
    edge for most combos Rufus can do.  It executes quickly and can be used as a
    cross up.  His Galactic Tornado has armor properties and will hit five times.
    The EX Galactic Tornado sucks in opponents at a distance and does more damage.
    His Messiah kick can be turned into one of three after hits and you will run 
    into players that can use EX Messiah Kick psychically.  His snake strike acts 
    as an anti-air and does a healthy amount of damage.  Rufus combos like a hero 
    so expect large chunks of damage should one hit make contact.  His Ultra I is 
    one of the most easily comboed moves in the entire game.  He can enter into it
    via St.LK>St.HK, J.HK, Galactic Tornado, EX Messiah Kick.  His Ultra II acts 
    like a pseudo anti-air.  Both Ultras do massive damage.  The way to beat Rufus
    control the field with Sonic Boom, Cr.HP his air attacks, and block like crazy.
    
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    4.29: Ryu
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: Ryu's will control the field with multiple Hadoken.  They expect you
    to jump to where you will eat a SRK.  They will Hurricane Kick over your Sonic
    Booms to reach your point, or attempt to cross you up for heavy damage.  His 
    Ultra I is easily comboed into via LP.SRK, SRK, FADC, Ultra.  His Ultra II acts
    like an anti-air similar to Ken's Shinryuken and does a healthy amount of 
    damage.  In this match you are realistically out classed.  You have to beat Ryu
    using nothing but your mind in attempt to get them off of their game.  Counter
    attack Hadoken with Sonic Booms and CR.HP him out of the sky if he jumps at 
    you.  Duck under his Hurricane Kick and hit him with Cr.HP or flash kick if you
    have charge.  Just play very patiently and don't rush in too much cause Ryu can
    deal out a heavy amount of damage in a very little time.
    
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    4.30: Sagat
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: Sagat has by and far the easiest time against Guile.  You will eat a
    constant barrage of High and Low Tiger Shots, kara Tiger Knees, and kara Tiger
    Uppercut.  Sagat has many options to use against you as an anti-air including 
    Tiger Uppercut, High Tiger Shot, ST.HK, F+HK, Tiger Knee, and his Ultras.  
    Sagat will most likely zone you to the point of boredom, and there isn't much
    you can do except work in slowly to begin inflicting damage.  Both of his 
    ultras can be juggled into from many attacks, and his Ultra 2 can catch you on
    the juggle of EX Tiger Shot at full screen.  Ways to beat Sagat are to be 
    patient getting close, then executing combos to inflict damage.  This will be a
    rinse and repeat cycle, so expect it to take awhile.  Punish if he whiffs an 
    attack or gets blocked.  That's realistically the only way to beat Sagat 
    efficiently.
    
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    4.31: Sakura
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    Difficulty: Medium 
    
    Strategy: She will try to just outrun you really.  Once Sakura is in, expect to
    be hit with large combos to compensate for her weak damage output.  She links
    insanely well, has sweet resets, and will dizzy you much faster than she will
    finish you. The best way to beat Sakura is to virtually turtle and counter 
    attack.  She doesn't have the tools to beat Guile with ease unless she gets
    her rushdown in full effect. Her Ultras don't inflict massive damage, but can
    easily be comboed into.  Really, the way to beat her is to just not let her 
    run loops on you all day.
    
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    4.32: Seth
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    Difficulty: Hard
    
    Strategy: Seth has the lowest health in the game.  Only thing I'll say 
    positive.  His stretching limbs, COMMAND sonic boom attack, shoryuken, spinning
    pile driver, hyakuretsukyaku (machine gun kick), teleport, and tanden engine
    (draw in move) make Seth one of the best possible characters in the game 
    moveset-wise. The only way I've found to beat him is to attack his arms as they
    stretch, and be very patient. His super can be led into from SB and will do 
    full dmg.  His U1 has been nerfed since SF4, and his U2 is just unimpressive.
    If you're in the air near Seth you should be worried about eating U2.  Other 
    than that, don't stress on his ultras. 
    
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    4.33: T. Hawk
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy:  Basically, the answer to this is to just stay away.  Punish Condor 
    Dive and keep out of his reaching range.  His Mexican Typhoon hits insanely 
    hard and you'll learn after 1 or 2 times.  His Tomahawk is an angled upward 
    rising attack that's a very sad anti-air.  Condor spire can get him to you very
    quickly so just be on the watch for him rushing right at you.  His Ultras are 
    just enhanced Mexican Typhoon and an enhanced Tomahawk.  He's big and slow, 
    just be a bit faster, control the ground with LP Sonic boom, and love your 
    dash.  If he gets ahold of you, much of your health will disappear.  That is 
    the only reason I rated him medium.
    
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    4.34: Vega
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    Difficulty: Medium Hard
    
    Strategy: This is a pesky fight as he will most likely just do shenanigans the
    entire fight.  He is much faster than Guile and his pokes are faster, so you 
    need to just control the main field.  Easiest way I've found to beat them is 
    control the ground with LP SB, as you recover from it fastest, and dash under
    him if he keeps doing wall dives.  Also on wall dives, there is a strict window
    where CR.HP will connect cleanly.  Hit him with combos where available, and 
    watch his low health fall quickly.  Vega has that backflip to dodge many 
    things, so keep your attacks slow and deliberate when he does this to make sure
    it hits.  Get most Vegas in a corner and they usually fall apart.  His Ultra 2
    is a scary move as it's an anti-air, a slide, and has insanely deceptive range.
    Box him in and you should win this fight.  
    
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    4.35: Zangief
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    Difficulty: Medium
    
    Strategy: Hit and run.  That's the answer.  Zone him with Sonic booms, and if 
    you get too close, try to get out of there as soon as possible.  Sweep his 
    lariat. CR.HP when he hops. Gief does heavy damage to those who stray too close
    to him. His grabs are some of the best in the game, and take huge chunks off 
    of your life bar.  Keep him at bay, and you have a chance. His Ultra 2 will rip
    you out of the sky, so be cautious jumping at him while it's active.  Only 
    reason I give him medium is that if he gets ahold of you it becomes a much 
    harder fight.
    
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    5. Unlockables/DLC
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    5.1: Titles: 
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    Silver Titles:
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    1. Air Slicer
    2. Out for Revenge
    3. Gotta Love the Hair
    4. Looking for Charlie
    5. Decisions Decisions
    
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    Gold Titles:
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    1. Righteous Avenger
    2. Hard Boiled
    3. Sonic Flash
    4. You Lose, You Leave
    5. Family Man
    
    Defeat Game Title (Blue):
    1. Hairspray User
    
    Defeat Game on Hardest (Red):
    1. Legendary Flash
    
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    5.2: Clothing and Colors:
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    Standard : Guile wears tank top and camo pants
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    1. Green shirt, green pants, yellow hair
    2. Purple shirt, purple camo, yellow hair
    3. Olive shirt, olive camo, yellow hair
    4. Blue shirt, blue camo, yellow hair
    5. Red shirt, red camo, yellow hair
    6. Teal shirt, teal camo, yellow hair 
    7. Mustard shirt, mustard camo, yellow hair
    8. Light purple shirt, light purple camo, yellow hair
    9. Dark Blue shirt, Dark blue camo, yellow hair
    10. Black shirt, black and silver camo, white hair
    11. Similar to number one only cell shaded.
    12. Similar to number one only pencil drawn.
    
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    Alternate One: Guile wears a vest and pants
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    1. Yellow vest, green pants, yellow hair 
    2. Red vest, black pants, yellow hair
    3. Green vest, blue pants, yellow hair
    4. Orange vest, dark blue pants, orange hair
    5. White vest, dark blue pants, yellow hair
    6. Green vest, green pants, yellow hair
    7. Purple vest, blue pants, copper hair
    8. Dark blue vest, brown pants, yellow hair
    9. Dark green vest, black pants, copper hair
    10. Black Vest, Black pants, white hair
    11. Similar to number one only cell shaded.
    12. Similar to number one only pencil drawn.
    
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    Alternate Two: Guile Wears a Flak Jacket and Field Pants
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    1. Black Flak Jacket, blue pants, yellow hair.
    2. Black Flak Jacket, green pants, yellow hair.
    3. Black Flak Jacket, purple pants, yellow hair.
    4. Dark Gray Flak Jacket, brown pants, yellow hair.
    5. Gray Flak Jacket, red pants, yellow hair.
    6. Gray Flak Jacket, black pants, yellow hair.
    7. Green Flak Jacket, brown pants, yellow hair.
    8. Blue Flak Jacket, black pants, yellow hair.
    9. Gray Flak Jacket, black pants, yellow hair.
    10. Blue Flak Jacket, blue camo pants, white hair.
    
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    5.3: Personal Actions:
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    1. Come on!
    2. Come on rookie!
    3. Bring it!
    4. Too easy!
    5. Nods head and says "Humph"
    6. Show me what you've got!
    7. You ok there?
    8. You're all talk!
    9. Take it easy!
    10. Easier than R & R!
    
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    5.4: Win Quotes:
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    1. The only way to win is to keep a cool head and stay focused.
    2. My arms and legs cut like blades!  You can't compare!
    3. If you can't dodge, just take your licks and throw the fight.  No use 
    trying.
    4. I don't enjoy fighting.  If the other guy starts it though, I'll do what it  
    takes.
    5. I could really go for a cup of coffee right about now...
    6. Fighting you has brought out my true strength.
    7. Your moves are well executed and strong.  You have a bright future ahead of
    you. 
    8. In war, the loser doesn't get a second chance.  You're lucky this isn't war.
    9. Knowing when to give up is nothing to be ashamed of.
    10. That was too easy!
    11. What an easy mission!
    
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    6. Shoutouts and Legal Stuffs
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    Shoutouts to:
    
    Capcom, for making Street Fighter and all its iterations.
    
    GameFAQS for allowing me to become part of a community that has changed 
    my skill level permanently.  
    
    My wife for typing some of this while I was testing things on the console. 
    My son for SRK'ing the cat off the back of my chair.  Was major lolz.
    My friends J.Perry, R. Silas and B.Hannebaum for helping me with 
    piecing together generic strategies.
    My online friends X-Gamblerz, Matastrophe86, BustyWallace, sephirothx2x, 
    Squirrelinator2K, GrandmasterX, Emblem_Lord, and ill_cosby for helping with 
    matchups and advanced Guile combos.
    Shoryuken.com and Eventhubs.com for more information.
    
    Finally, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read/use this guide.  
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